Thursday, July 29, 2010

A downward spiral... (on my way back up)

I'm just going to be straight up. I got in a fight with my mom the last day I was home with Jeremy. It led to a lot of crying, and then when I was alone... binging. I'm not going to bother bitching about how mean my mommy has been to me my whole life, I'm just going to move on and get back to being healthier. Just because she treats me with no respect, doesn't mean I have to lose all respect for myself, too. I deserve to eat well and be healthy. So, that's what I'm going to do.

I'm so ready for school to start back up and give me a routine again. This weekend is the last trip I'll have, though, then Jeremy is moving up here as soon as we get back. I haven't been to the beach in over 3 years, so I'm reeeeally excited! Admittedly more excited about him moving, though. 8D

Also, while I was gone, I got another blog award. (:

Thanks so much to Emily @ Fat Girl to Thin for giving this to me!

Now, on to seven more things about me. This is getting hard...

1) I'm a junior at UNC-Asheville. I'm majoring in Psychology to eventually become a rehabilitation psychologist. I'm really passionate about this, too, because my cousin (he's a year younger than me and we'd become best friends in the years before this happened) spent 10 months of his life in rehab.
2) I've been dying my hair the darkest shade of brown (basically black) for almost 5 years now. I'll go red for a few months, but I always go back to black. (:
3) I have told two people in my life about this blog. I haven't let them see it, and they both live far away from me. Jeremy doesn't know I have it, nobody else knows. I think it's just something I want to have for me.
4) I work at K-Mart! hahaha Which, I regularly refer to as "K-Fart." I work on the floor, straightening clothes and whatnot. It gets old, things get on my nerves, but it's not the worst job I've ever had.
5) I've never had a tan! I have millions of freckles and I've been burned to many times to count... but, it's never resulted in a tan.
6) I was a virgin until I started dating Jeremy last year. This may seem weird to put on here, but it's rare to find a 19 year old virgin nowadays. He's the only person I've ever felt comfortable enough around to even let touch my stomach -- much less see it in all it's stretch marked glory.
7) I CAN NOT WAIT TO GET INTO THE 180s!!! I know I've probably pushed myself back into the high 190s, what with drying my tears with cheeseburgers for a couple days... but, I haven't been in the 180s since middle school. And that was short lived. So, I'm ready.

I feel like I might have already told you guys about some of those things, but I honestly can't remember. Here are 15 blogs that I'll pass this on to...

3) Kenz @ All the Weigh
5) Fatty Blogsticks @ Fatty Blogsticks
6) Kelly-Marie @ love, life, laughter
7) Jenn @ Ex Hot Girl
10) Taylor @ Tay's Life
12) Maggie @ Looking For My Feet
14) Amber @ 120 by 20

I'll end this with a picture from the weekend. (:

Friday, July 23, 2010

A lot of waiting...

All I've done today is wait, it seems. Not that it really bothered me, I eventually got my check and I eventually got my fresh pack of birth control. Then I got in a good workout, and now I'm eating a good lunch. I just feel like I've lost a big chunk of my day. It's after 2, and I still need to finish eating, shower, pack, and get ready for work at 5. No biggie... just not much down time for me today. As soon as I get off work, I'm headin' down the mountain to my boy's house. His dad's wedding is tomorrow, so it's gonna be a fun, busy weekend. Jeremy's the best man! So, expect pictures. (: I probably won't update til I get back... but I'm going home armed with my Nalgene bottle, so even if I have to sacrifice some good eating... I'll at least get in a lot of water. Of course, I'm determined to make the best choices I can and come back without gaining -- and hopefully losing a little!

Okay, so... admittedly, I was having a really bad night last night with my self esteem. And Jeremy was being a sweet angel to me. I'm so glad I have him in this battle, and I can't wait til he moves up here. 12 more days!!

"Babe, you're beautiful in every single way. I wish you could see that."

eat it!
11:00 AM: Biggest Loser protein powder in skim milk
2:00 PM: tuna with a slice of cheddar cheese and some dijon on a sandwich round, snack pack of carrots with a 100 cal pack of light ranch veggie dip, a handful of veggie crisps
3:05 PM: yoplait light
4:30 PM: Smart Ones chicken and broccoli pasta

drink it! [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

move it!
15 minutes strength training
30 minutes, 4.95 miles on the exercise bike

Thursday, July 22, 2010

First Hungry Girl recipe!

I just finished eating the yumtastic breakfast burrito from my Hungry Girl cookbook. And it was pretty yumtastic! And, I'm full. It probably won't keep me full for 5 hours like the oats I ate yesterday did -- how do they do that!? But, that's fine with me. I think I'm going to try to make at least 3 or 4 recipes from that book a week. It's fun and super easy. (:

I'm reading Half-Assed by Jennette Fulda, who blogs at pastaqueen.com! I'm sure most of you have already seen her site, but if you haven't... click the link and check it out. She's hilarious and she has these crazy cool 3D progress pictures. I started reading it on the elliptical yesterday, because I have no idea where my headphones are. Love it so far. (:

No, this is not my dog... but I wish it was. And no, I don't think Jeremy was too happy to be in this "family photo." I WANT AN ENGLISH BULLDOG!!!

eat it!
9:00 AM: HG's yumtastic breakfast burrito
12:00 PM: snack pack of carrots with a 100 calorie pack of light ranch veggie dip, lean cuisine pepperoni pizza
4:40 PM: all natural fruit strip
5:45 PM: 6" Subway Melt on 9 grain honey oat, chippies, diet coke
7:00 PM: Dove dark chocolate bar ♥
9:00 PM: cherries!! These little gems are quickly becoming an addiction.
9:55 PM: peas and corn... why am I so insatiable today!?

drink it! [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] +4!

move it!
30 minutes, 2.13 miles on the elliptical

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My first try at oats!

YUM! I made some plain oats this morning and put some cinnamon, truvia, and natural peanut butter in it. I'm definitely going to have to keep experimenting to get the consistency right, but it's tasty! I can't wait to try out some of ya'll's crazy oat concoctions. haha (:

I weighed in at 196.1 today, and I want to keep seeing those lower numbers. I'm going to a wedding Saturday and I'll be with my boyfriend all weekend. Does this mean I need to just let go? NO! He knows all about my weight loss. It's not like I have to hide around him to seem "normal." I'm going to come back from home with a loss this time, I promise.

I'm thinking about making several chicken breasts and then freezing them today, so that I have easy meals later. I know a lot of people do it, and I think it'd really help me out. Any tips?

PEWC is going well -- got in my 8 cups yesterday, but I started late... so I'm hoping for even more than that today! Hope everybody is doing well!

Jeremy and I played with sparklers on my birthday... Pretty cool, huh? (:

eat it!
10:30 AM: about 3/4 of a ruby red grapefruit, 1/2 cup of oats with cinnamon, truvia, and natural peanut butter
3:00 PM: chicken breast, cheddar, dijon on a sandwich round, snack pack of carrots with a 100 calorie pack of light ranch, arizona green tea with ginseng and honey
7:00 PM: 80 calorie soup at hand, bagel flat with reduced fat cream cheese, cherries
10:40 PM: chocolate rice cake with natural peanut butter, skim milk

drink it! [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] +3!

move it!
15 minutes strength training
30 minutes, 2.03 miles on the elliptical

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Another award! And a challenge!

Dove @ light.dove nominated me for this award:

Thanks, Dove!! (: And, here are 5 Likes/Dislikes of mine:

1) Affection -- I love to give gifts, make gifts, give hugs and kisses, all that. I'm definitely a lover. I can hardly keep my hands off Jeremy. (:
2) Alone time -- I love spending time with my friends, but I also really enjoy shopping and doing errands by myself. It's peaceful!
3) Books -- They take me to a different place, ya know? They can also hit home in a way that nothing else can and teach me things I didn't expect to learn. I love them.
4) Movies -- I'm always in the mood for a good thriller/horror movie, but any kind is great! Especially in a movie theater. Something about it just makes my night!
5) Dark chocolate -- A notsoguilty pleasure of mine. Mmm!

1) Ignorance -- Whether it's racism, sexism, gay bashing, whatever. I can not stand it. I live in the South and, I have to admit, there are more ignorant people than I'd like to deal with. It's hard for me to imagine having such a closed mind, and it really gets to me to say the least.
2) BUGS -- Ewww, they make me shudder!
3) Traffic -- Can't stand it! Maybe it's because I was in a bad wreck and all the other drivers make me nervous, but it puts me on edge.
4) Weird textures -- Mostly with food, I can't stand weird textures. haha Like mushrooms! Blech.
5) Losing things -- I definitely do this too much. I once lost two packs of birth control in a row. WHO DOES THAT!? How does that even happen!? Most of the time whatever I lost shows back up, but sometimes it doesn't. And it drives me crazy.

Next topic of discussion: I'm starting the PEWC -- The Positive Effect Water Challenge. (:

So, here's to guzzling as much water as I can stand! I can't wait to see how much better it makes me feel.

eat it!
11:00 AM: 2 fat free Nutrigrain waffles with sugar free syrup, yoplait light
1:15 PM: Fit & Active vegetable beef soup, sandwich thin with fat free cheddar, all natural fruit strip
2:40 PM: 1/2 baked potato with cheddar
6:00 PM: turkey rustica sandwich, baked chips, pickle spear

drink it! [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

Monday, July 19, 2010

A quote, some much needed realizations, and tons of pictures!

"Weight loss isn't about willpower or motivation; it's just the cumulative effect of tiny actions over time. Putting down the chocolate bars, putting on the running shoes. You just have to keep picking yourself up when you fall, over and over again, for however long it takes."
-the amazing adventures of dietgirl

I've been maintaining around 197 for the past month... or two. It's also been a crazy wonderful summer. I've had my first summer class, Jeremy's birthday, my birthday, a trip to Atlanta... and I'm looking forward to a wedding this weekend, the beach the next, Jeremy moving up early, and then the Zac Brown Band concert!

I didn't want worry about my weight to get in the way of enjoying all these things, so I've only been mildly aware of my body and what I've been putting into it for the past coupla months. But, what I need to realize is that it doesn't have to be all or nothing. I can enjoy these special occasions without completely falling off the wagon. And I also realize that it's good that I haven't GAINED and that just because I haven't been super healthy... doesn't mean I've undone all the good progress I've made in prior months.

I need to find a balance, because this whole summer it's been letting everything go and by the time I'm back on track... I'm letting everything go again for some other trip. This has got to stop -- it's a lifestyle change that I need to make work no matter where I am or what I'm doing. I allow myself everything in moderation, so why do I feel the need to eat all the great food in front of me like I'll never get to taste it ever again? I've never been good at balance, but here's to making more of an effort to not freak out the next month with all the exciting things I'm going to have going on.

On a lighter note... Pictures? Oh yeah. (:

Panorama from the top of a parking deck. Click the pictures to see the bigger, better versions! (:

This is the background on my computer now. So pretty!

Jellyfish are fascinating, terrifying creatures to me.

My favorite of us from the trip, squinty eyes and all. ♥

Sweet colory thing in the aquarium. haha 8)


Big shark!

So many people there to see all the fishies.

Beautiful shot. (:

Sea dragon!

Us at the Hard Rock Cafe (:

My favorite player! I don't know if any of you saw the Braves game on the 15th, but he ran face first into the wall and got right back up and finished the game!

Awesome panorama of the field from our awesome seats!

Not zoomed in. Nope, we were in the first row!

Two pretty cute Braves fans. (:

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet

I think I'm going to try to eat through the list of The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet. Numero dos is avocados:

"The Power: Oleic acid, an unsaturated fat that helps lower overall cholesterol and raise levels of HDL, plus a good dose of fiber. One slice has 81 calories, 8 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber. Try a few slices instead of mayonnaise to dress up your next burger."

I think I'm just going to put some on a turkey sandwich and see how I like it. I know that I love when restaurants put avocado on sandwiches, but who knows what else they add to that deliciously creamy spread. Depending on how that goes, I'll look up some other recipes to share!

eat it!
10:00 AM: 2 low fat Nutrigrain waffles with ICBINB, cinnamon, and sugar free syrup, 1/4 banana
12:30 PM: 1/2 a flatout with turkey, fat free cheddar, dijon, and... avocado! [which I've decided needs some additional flavor, so tomorrow I will find a recipe and whip it up] a handful of croutons, grapes, cherries
4:30 PM: 1/2 caesar salad, 1/2 smokey pepper jack turkey sandwich

drink it!
[x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [] [] []

Saturday, July 10, 2010

the amazing adventures of diet girl.

This book is really hitting the spot. I can identify with everything she writes about. The more I read, the more I realize I need to get my shit together. I had a great birthday, but I have to get it together. I've stocked my kitchen with healthy food, and I can NOT afford to spend any more money on eating out. I'm going to Atlanta this Thursday and I literally need to save every penny I have left in my checking account. So, I'm going to enjoy cooking at home and hopefully get back into the habit. I not only need to continue losing weight, but saving money. This goes for after my trip, too, obviously.

It's time to crack down.

[this isn't from the amazing adventures of diet girl, btw. just a random picture i found somewhere. haha]
eat it!
10:00 AM: Kashi heart to heart warm cinnamon cereal with skim milk and a banana, watermelon
12:00 PM: bacon caesar salad, strawberries with fat free reddi whip
1:30 PM: chocolate rice cake with naturally more peanut butter with flax seed
6:30 PM: lean cuisine 4 cheese pizza
7:00 PM: fiber bar
9:30 PM: dark chocolate ♥

drink it!
[x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm bad at these title things.

Why am I up so early? I couldn't fall asleep til past 2:00 AM and here I am, up and fed before 9:00 AM. Don't be fooled -- I'm sleepy, my body just won't let me go back to sleep. So, I'm going to blog. Read the amazing adventures of dietgirl. Go to the gym. Declare my major! [exciting!] Then work from 5-10. Oh, yeah. And insert cooking and eating lots of healthy foods between those activities. (:

I'm feeling like weighing myself is a bad idea, for a few days anyway. After all, it took me a few days to gain those pounds... I should give myself a few days to lose it.

I know I posted this picture yesterday, but then I messed with it on picnik and felt it was worthy of reposting... just because I am head over heels in love with this guy. 37 more days until he moves up here!!! ♥

eat it!
8:30 AM: 2 low fat Nutri-grain waffles sprinkled with cinnamon, sugar free syrup, watermelon
9:35 AM: yoplait light
12:00 PM: 1/2 caesar salad, 1/2 turkey sandwich on 9 grain bread
4:00 PM: smart ones mini cheeseburger
10:30 PM: Jimmy John's =\

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Birthday binge: OVER!

I feel like I've been gone forever! I went home Friday night for my birthday party -- where I proceeded to get silly drunk. I had a great time at home, even if it seemed like all I did was eat the whole time. I came back yesterday in time for work... I stayed a couple days longer than I was planning on, but it was well worth it to spend more time with my baby. (: The scale said I'm back up to 197ish this morning, but I know a lot of that is going to disappear as soon as I have a few days of good eating under my belt. Here are a few pictures from the weekend:

Jodi! Who I hadn't seen in forever. She rarely takes a serious picture. hahaha

Jasmine, such a gorgeous girl. (:


Grace and Courtney (:

There are more pictures, but I'll probably add more throughout the week. I'm glad to be back, and I'm excited to cook at home again. I just spent over $170 on groceries, and I'm considering photoblogging my meals this week. We'll see! (:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I made it!

I'm DONE! The final has been taken, and I feel good about it. (:
Now all we have to do is wait.

I neglected to mention last night that my sister was coming up with Joey for lunch today, since they're going off to the beach on my birthday. We went downtown for a while and I took some pictures! (:

Yummm, my delicious pineapple salsa from lunch. On top of the makeup bag my sister got me for my birthday. (:

You would think smiling in a picture would be the death of him. haha

I will have these in my house. So pretty! Hope everyone's having a great day out there! ♥

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My second pedicure ever.

I just got home from getting a pedicure. My legs feel like jelly. It was beautiful. I also exchanged the shirt I got from Old Navy yesterday for a smaller size. (: (: (: (:

I've been so tired lately, but have failed to nap or catch up on sleep. My final is tomorrow, I have one more night of work, then I'm home for my birthday! I'm going to be busy there too, but at least it's all in fun. Put a $100 check in my bank account today from my aunt. She's such a good gift giver. ;D

I don't have much to say at all. I guess that's why I'm so late with blogging today. Tonight/tomorrow will consist of working, studying, sleeping, taking my final, and then freakin' NAPPING. Or at least I hope so. Hope everyone else is doing well! Sorry I suck today. ♥

I am beyond ready to be home with my baby. (:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award!?

Okay, so as I mentioned yesterday... Barbara @ My Journey to Healthy Living gave me this award:

I still can't believe I got one of these neat little things so soon!! I can't tell you guys how much it means to me to feel so welcome on this site. But, enough with the sap... onto the 7 things about me...

1) My name is Sarah Elizabeth and probably, literally, three outta five Sarahs I meet have the same middle name. But, I was born on the 4th of July and I've only met one other person in my lifetime with the same birthday. (:

2) My sister, Heather, is 11 years older than me and she has a beautiful little boy, Joey, that I miss dearly since I've been away at college. We were both practically only childs because she moved away for college when I was 8 years old.

This is him and Jeremy on Thanksgiving at my parent's house playing football... which brings me to my next thing...

3) Jeremy! We've been together for 8 months, but it's more like a year and a half with how close we were the months up to the time we finally started dating. He's from my home town and we actually had a class together my freshman year of high school, but I literally never even saw him again until after graduation. We started hanging out my freshman year of college and our whole relationship has been long distance, but he's moving to Asheville to go to school and be with me in 47 days! And, yes. I do have a countdown. XD He is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I can not wait for him to be in the same town as me. He has been there for me no matter what and I can be totally open with him about my weight loss and that means so much to me. As you can see -- he's 150 pounds of muscle and bone, so he has no idea what it's like to be overweight. But, he listens to me complain about how hard it is and congratulates me when I'm excited about doing well. I love him with my whole heart, I lost my virginity to him, and I can't imagine my future without him in it.

4) I have a bad history with body image/dieting. It's a huge ordeal, stemming from my family, and I don't want to go into that. I'll just focus on the fact that I'm losing weight, the healthy way, for myself now. And I couldn't be happier about that.

5) I'm a junior at UNC-Asheville. I'm studying psychology to eventually be a rehabilitation psychologist. My cousin, who is a year younger than me and has always been really close to me, ended up in a rehab facility across the country for 10 months during his junior year of high school. He's relapsed and is currently doing whatever he wants. I don't agree with how he was treated, it obviously didn't work, and I'm passionate about changing the way things are done in that industry. Possibly more on that later.

6) I LOVE TIE-DYE. hahaha I really, really do. But, over the past year I've branched away from it and started wearing nicer clothes. I'm excited to tie-dye a white dress for my birthday with Jeremy though. (:

7) My favorite colors are green, blue, and yellow. Or any combination of the three. I know this is silly, but I was running out of things to say about myself! I also love sunflowers.

I have to leave for class, so when I get back I'll finish this post and put up who I'm passing the award on to. ♥

edit, 4:22 PM -- I ended up going shopping and getting lunch with Elizabeth after class, but I'm back now to finish my post! I got a bunch of new stuff and one of my books came in the mail! The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl, to be exact. I'm about to start reading it and take a nap, actually. I'll probably show you guys my loot tomorrow. (:

I pretty much want to give this award to all of the blogs I follow, but I decided to pass it on to the lovely ladies that I convinced to move to Blogger from Xanga with me. I know they're in a much better atmosphere on here and I love them all!

Here they are:
Emily @ Athlete-In-Training
Amber @ the shrinking girl
Taylor @ Tay's Life
Christina @ My adventures
and Amanda @ It's a Brand New Day

Now all of you need to go post the award on your blog, write 7 things about yourself, and pass it on to some other bloggers. (:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

eat it!
9:30 AM: an apple with peanut butter
during class, cheat treat: a regular pepsi :o
1:00 PM: 1/2 caesar salad, 1/2 smokey pepper jack turkey panini
5:00 PM: craving for junky food hit! >_< so, i had two hot dogs [bad for me, but only 260 calories] with a little ketchup and some dijon, a few slices of sharp cheddar, and a fit & active 100 calorie fudge pop... all way better than what I could've indulged in.

Monday, June 28, 2010

I got this!

The weight is just falling off of me. The scale told me I was 193.6 this morning. And I always have to get on and off a couple time to make sure it isn't foolin' me. I can surely make it to 190 by the 4th now! I got this! (:

I'm about to do my homework before class, then possibly swimming afterward with Heidi. But, I might go shopping. There are a few things I need to find before I go home next weekend. Then again, my sinuses are killing me... so, I might require a nap before work. We'll just see how I feel. Hope everyone has a great day!

edit, 2:22 PM -- Sinus headache is still raging on, despite the medicine. I did about 30 minutes walking around, trying to find a dress for my birthday. Fail. So, I'm about to go back out to the mall and try to find something. Then work from 5-10, so I'll get a lot more walking done there. I'm just not feeling the gym today with this sinus pressure. I'll aim for an hour of cardio again tomorrow!

Oh!Exciting news! Barbara @ My Journey to Healthy Living gave me a Beautiful Blogger Award!! So, that's what tomorrow's post will be all about. :D

I love my new camera and my yogi tea's wisdom. (:

eat it!
9:45 AM: fruit salad, green tea with triple echinacea, honey
during class: dried fruit
12:35 PM: sweet & salty nut bar
1:00 PM: firehouse subs
4:00 PM: chocolate elvis from planet smoothie

move it!
walking, walking, walking

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Movin' on down!

Three days ago the scale read 198.7.

Today, the scale read 195.5.

I've made it a personal [maybe crazy] goal to try to be 190 by my birthday. My birthday is July 4th, by the way. So, that gives me exactly a week. Dang, I just realized how close it is! hahaha Why 190? Because I made a new rule that I can only buy new clothes at the 10 pound marks. 190, 180, 170, 160, you get it. haha And I really want a new birthday outfit! So, here's to a week of being really good and hoping for the best. Do you guys think I can do it!?

I'm going to Atlanta Bread Company today with Neely. We never get to hang out anymore, so I'm excited to see her. I'll get the usual: half a caesar salad with half a turkey sandwich on the most delicious whole grain bread I've ever eaten. Mmmm!!

I absolutely dread Sundays. 8 hours is just way too long at my job. [Which is K-Mart, by the way!] Seriously, it can only take so long to straighten my entire section. -_-
I hope everybody else has a wonderful day!

edit, 1:15 PM - I always forget that the Y near my house is closed on Sundays. D: So, I just went down the road to Beaver Lake and walked my butt off around that. I need to bring my camera next time to show you guys what it's like. I really enjoyed it -- worked up a nice sweat, got some sun and fresh air. (: Definitely going to be getting out of the gym and into the sun more often!

eat it!
9:15 AM:
slice of cheddar cheese, cinnamon applesauce
10:55 AM: sweet & salty nut bar
12:15 PM: 1/2 turkey sandwich on 9 grain bread, 1/2 caesar salad, 1/2 a cup of fruit salad
6:00 PM: lean cuisine 4 cheese pizza, 4 squares of chocolate

move it!
35 minute power walk around Beaver Lake
walked 3.077 miles at work

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Rackin' up!

I just got quite a few things from Amazon. (:

Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin, by Allen Zadoff

The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl, by Shauna Reid [pretty sure I follow her blog!]

Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World and Hungry Girl: 200 under 200, by Lisa Lillien

Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir, by Jennette Fulda [Found her blog yesterday and had to get the book!]

The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove, by Cathy Erway [Again, I saw her blog today and wanted to check out her book.]

I also got some Biggest Loser whey protein and a blender bottle for it. It's probably going to take weeeeeks for me to get all of it, but I'm excited nonetheless. Plus, it'll be fun to be getting a little something in the mail. (:

I haven't felt like getting out of bed today... so, I haven't. (: But I'm about to go make myself a big, delicious breakfast. Then I'm going to go to the gym before work at 5. Not much else to say... Hope everyone is doing well!

eat it!
11:30 AM: 2 scrambled eggs, cheddar, turkey bacon on toast
2:15 PM: sweet & salty nut bar
4:25 PM: 1/2 caesar salad, 1/2 smokey pepper jack turkey panini, pickle spear, diet coke [mmmm McAlisters♥]
cheat treat: chocolate chip cookie (:
11:00 PM: peanut butter and honey sandwich, skim milk

move it!
weight training
30 minutes, 2.23 miles on the elliptical -- 297 calories burned
walked 1.92 miles at work

Friday, June 25, 2010

A show, some drinkin', and some lovin'.

Last night was a crazy night! Jeremy [the boyfriend] came with Taylor, and then Noel and Nora came as a surprise! We all went to get pizza and then headed over to our friend Stephen's show. I don't like metal, at all. But, I really enjoyed their set. I was very pleasantly surprised! haha I'm so proud of them and excited for them. They're going all the way from North Carolina to Ohio and Michigan... and of course lots of stops in between. It's such an amazing opportunity for him. I can hardly believe it's actually happening. Picture time!

This is Nora and Noel. (:

They're called Shotgun Saints.

I promise he doesn't always look this uncomfortable around me. hahahaha

Nora, Stephen, me, Noel, and one of Stephen's crazy bandmates in the background. hahaha I love this picture!!!

Anyway, I couldn't sleep last night til after 5 AM. I've had an ongoing headache for at least two weeks and it's driving me insane. I have no idea why. I keep blaming it on my sinuses, but how much allergy medicine can one take before they become immune? Same goes for Excedrin. I think I'm going to make a doctor's appointment soon for that and the fact that no matter how much sleep I get I constantly feel exhausted. Thyroid? Mono? Tell me something! I want to feel good again!

I have work from 5-10, so I'm just doing some laundry and relaxing until then. I feel terrible from lack of sleep and my headache. I hope everyone else is doing well out there in the blogosphere!

eat it!
11:oo AM: banana nut cheerios with skim milk
1:oo PM: Jimmy John's

move it!
2.12 miles walked while at work

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Oh the scale's crazy weighs.

This morning the scale read 198.7, which is definitely closer to what my real weight should be. It's amazing how much one day of good eating and exercise can do to help out a bloated, overfed girl. Now to keep it moving in that direction. (:

Not sure if I'm going to make it to the gym today, but don't worry -- I'll be doing a lot of moving anyway! Here's my to-do

[x] yoga
[x] pick up birth control

[x] cash check
[x] return dress to Old Navy

[x] clean bathtub/toilet/sink
[x] put up all clean laundry
[ ] do dirty laundry
[x] do the dishes

[x] take out the trash/recycling
[ ] dust everyyyythiiiing!
[x] make up extra bed for Taylor

All before my boobear gets here with his friend around 7 for the show we're going to tonight. I'm really excited, because it's our mutual friend from home that's going on tour. His second stop happened to be Asheville! It should be a lot of fun. :D Plus, it's always nice to see my love. ♥

Sidenote: That's us, in the picture. He's from my hometown, but he's moving here in less than two months! I'd have to devote a whole entry to our story to say it all, but short & sweet -- here's my baby. (:

edit, 11:07 AM: I was running ten minutes late to class, so I was literally running up all the stairs... only to find out it had been canceled. Ugh! haha Oh well, now I'll just be able to do a yoga video and have more time to clean and all that jazz.

edit, 5:02 PM: I just bought an outfit that I neverr thought I could pull off! I've always loved the look of high waisted skirts, and I finally got the courage up to try one on, and whattayaknow -- it's adorable! :D

eat it!
10:30 AM: sweet & salty nut bar
12:30 PM: multigrain wrap with turkey and cheddar, all natural white cheddar puffs
5:30 PM: subway melt, baked lays

move it!
20 minute yoga workout