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Survey Saturday: Health Edition.


Happy Saturday! It seems like a good day for a survey so…that’s what I’m doing today. I realize this one was floating around a few weeks ago, but I’m just getting to it now. I can’t even remember who’s all done it…I got it from Lisa, but I remember seeing that a few people have done it. Enjoy!

Health Survey

1. What did you eat for breakfast?

I haven’t eaten breakfast yet, so I’ll go with yesterday’s. I had two open face egg sandwiches on a sandwich thin with cream cheese and strawberry jam. Sunny side up eggs of course…I love runny yolks!


2. How much water do you drink a day?

A lot. I keep a water bottle with me at all times (it’s about 3/4 of a litre) and refill it 3-4 times daily. Gotta stay hydrated!

3. What is your current favourite workout?

We all know how much I enjoy my heavy weights.


Clearly, I just wanted an excuse to show off my little bicep bumps again Smile with tongue out

4. How many calories do you eat a day?

I don’t count them anymore – I’ve learned that when I know exactly how much I’m eating, it gets my anxiety levels way up. Unfortunately after years of doing it, I usually have a pretty good idea of where I’m at. I’m slowly pushing those numbers out of my head though!

How freakin’ true is this?

5. What are your favourite healthy snacks?

Nut butter from the jar. Cottage cheese and fruit. Green smoothies (spinach, whey protein, frozen banana, almond milk), Greek yogurt and casein protein. Clementines. Ice cream…yea, I’m a snacker.


Greek yogurt, chocolate casein, almond butter and Panda Puffs. Delicious combo.

6. What do you usually eat for lunch?

I usually try to leave leftovers for Eric, so my lunches are salads, soup, sandwiches, tofu and veggies…I try to mix it up.

7. What is your favourite body part to train?

My legs! It’s easiest for me to gain strength in my lower body, so I love doing deadlifts, squats, leg press…anything except lunges. I seriously detest those things.

8. What is your least favourite body part to train?

Hard to say, it varies! About 6 months ago I would have said biceps, a few months ago I would have said shoulders…now I’m not sure.

9. What are your ‘bad’ food cravings?

You mean my less nutritious food cravings? I’m definitely doing my best to get away from the good/bad labels. I have a raging sweet tooth, so it kicks in quite often. I need chocolate in some form almost daily.


especially chocolate and peanut butter…so good!

10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?

I sure do! I use whey and casein protein powders, and I take daily multivitamins and fish oil.

11. How often do you eat out?

I absolutely love going out to eat. But due to budget (and the fact that I also enjoy cooking) I try to keep it about once a week.


Especially sushi…sushi has to happen often.

12. Do you eat fast food?

Not often. If I do, it’s Subway 98% of the time. But if a Wendy’s burger happens once in a while, I’m ok with that.


13. Who is your biggest supporter?

Umm…I can’t pick one! My mom is a huge supporter. So is my dad. So is my boyfriend. So is my best friend. So are all of my awesome readers whom I adore so much! I consider myself extremely lucky to have so many supportive people in my life.

14. Do you have a gym membership?

I go to my school gym – because I like free. It’s not the greatest in terms of equipment, but I make do.

15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?

8. If I sleep less, I am an absolute grump. But I can’t seem to sleep more – even if I’m really tired, I try to go to bed at a half decent time otherwise I know I’ll be up ridiculously early.

16. Do you have a “cheat” day?

Nope. If I want chocolate, I figure it’s better to eat it then (or soon, at least) than make myself wait for an appointed day. I’ve figured out before that if I give myself an actual “cheat” day, I will go absolutely nuts on that day to the point of making myself feel ill. I figure it’s better to eat desserts a few nights a week (or every night, if that’s how that week is going) than force myself to hold off and then overdo it.

17. Do you drink alcohol?


Yup. I don’t drink often, but I see no harm in imbibing once in a while. And the occasional glass of wine is nice with a good dinner sometimes. It’s all in good fun and I’m safe about it, so why not? I generally drink once every couple of weeks. More so around holidays (aka: next week).

18. Do you have a workout buddy?

I do! Justin is a friend of mine from class who goes to the gym with me a couple times a week. The guy could probably benchpress me, so he’s good inspiration to have around Smile

19. What is the best thing about your life that has changed since committing to a healthy lifestyle?

I wouldn’t be able to pick one thing. I went from being a chubby teenager with starvation/binge cycles to an anorexic university student desperately trying to downplay her condition so she didn’t get hospitalized or put in treatment. I am miles away from both scenarios, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Not only am I physically healthier, but I’m happier and more in tune with myself emotionally than ever before.

20. What’s the last healthy thing you did?

Baked Christmas cookies – good for emotional health. Open-mouthed smile

Christmas Challenge

I’ve actually never been an eggnog person. And despite my chocoholic status, it’s been years since I’ve had hot chocolate. Although, I could take either if I could throw in a splash of Amaretto. Smile with tongue out

<—Eggnog or hot chocolate?

<—What has healthy living done for you?

<—Do you eat fast food?

16 thoughts on “Survey Saturday: Health Edition.

  1. Healthy living has been changing my life for the better, especially in regards to helping me get past my ED. I definitely prefer subway if I’m eating fast food…or panera. Panera would probably be my favorite actually…but Wendy’s was a love for a long time growing up, so I would love to have the guts to go get one of their burgers and fries sometime. Oh and definitely hot chocolate, with certain specific additions 😉

  2. This was one of my fave surveys to fill out and I loved reading your answers, Sam! I haven’t had eggnog straight up so hot choc wins by default (love the stuff)! If sushi & Chipotle count, I sure do eat fast food 🙂

  3. Awww I love this survey! You know I’m a hot chocolate person too, obviously. Who can resist the deliciousness that is drinkable chocolate ? Have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of holiday fun 🙂

  4. Random question but what are the benefits of fish oil? I guess I could Google it…but just wondering because I only take a multivitamin and see a lot of people take fish oil. I would’ve answered quite a few of these questions exactly how you did. I think I may have to do this survey for myself 🙂

    • I take it for the omega-6s. I don’t eat nearly as much fish as I should, so this seems to be the next best thing. I know there’s a bunch of other benefits too, so I definitely recommend looking it up.

      And dooo it! It’s fun 😀

  5. Love the survey! This survey was one of my favorites. Definitely agree to the millionth percent about cheat days and I love the answer of how healthy living has changed your life! Have a fantastic weekend! xo

  6. Woohoo PB&C! I liked this survey. I’m pretty sure I used the exact same phrasing to answer #9 too. When I had foods that were bad or off-limits, it just made me want them more. It also made me want to eat as much as possible in one sitting once I had already blown it because I knew it would be off-limits again the next day. REAL healthy frame of mind, eh?

  7. I always like reading these of bloggers, you learn so much more about them. I like that the food isn’t off limits but not as nutritiously dense, heck though I think you got some antioxidants in that!

  8. I love how many sides of you are portrayed in this survey — I love each and every one of them!! 😀 You rock. Such an inspiration.

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