Monday, May 28, 2012

FMM: One or the Other


 FMM: One or the Other


1. Shower or Bubble Bath?  Shower.
2. Money or Power?  Money, which in turn creates power.
3. Country Music or Rap? RAP RAP RAP. A lil country now and then doesn't hurt though.
4. Sunshine or Thunderstorms? Sunshine now that its summer. Love Thunderstorms though!
5. Uniform  or Suit? Suit. Plus skinny ties <333
6. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate.
7. Beauty or Brains? A mixture of both. But definitely brains.
8. Newspaper or Online News? Online.
9. Marinara or Alfredo? Marinara.
10. Lip Gloss or Lip Stick? Chapstick.
11. Beach or Mountains? Beach
12. Talk or Text? Text.
13.  CNN or Fox News? Fox News.
14. Cake or Potato Chips? Depends on what kinds they are and the mood I'm in. But probably cake.. ICE CREAM CAKE. NOM!
15. Movies at home or at the theater?  home, less expensive.
16. Bar or Bookstore? Bar.
17. Rock or Pop? Pop.
18. Manicure or Facial? Mani.
19. Book or e-reader? iPad.
20. Planes or Trains? Planes.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Weigh-In Wed & Other Shenanigans.

So today I weighed in at 183.8. That is a loss of 1.8 pounds from last week. I dont know why I gained last week. It may have been stressed induced or possibly from not eating as well as I should have. Whatever the case may be I am glad that I am back down into 183 range. I am hoping to get out of the 180s and into the 170s soon.

Honestly, I cannot believe that I am almost into the 170s. That seemed impossible months and months ago. But anything is possible with hard work, dedications and determination.

So now that school is over, I am basically a bum until I find a summer job. I am also trying to put more into my workouts. Hopefully with pushing myself a little more will mean more calories burns and hence more weight lost. I am also patiently waiting for my grades to show up online. I am waiting on 2 more classes which I am pretty sure I did very good in. So we will just have to wait and see.

Other than that, today with food went well. Plus it is my "off" day and I got in some exercise. Nothing too strenuous though.

Breakfast: Coffee, oatmeal, Greek yogurt. NOM!

Snack: Handful of roasted almonds and h20. Yum.

Exercise: My friend Syd, who I haven't seen in many months came over and we hit up the nature trails at a park. We walked around for about an hour walking and talking. It was beautiful outside. I wish I would have taken my phone with my to Instagram the SHIT out of nature.

Lunch: We headed to BW3's or Buffalo Wild Wings and I have chips and salsa and the buffalitos.They were basically grilled chicken tacos with pico de gallo, lettuce, cheese, sour cream and I got to pick my sauce I wanted on them. It was SOOO good!

Snack: I had an apple. Powerade Zero

Dinner: Spaghetti and meatballs with chopped up yellow pepper and spinach leaves. Delicious and I am pretty full.


It wouldn't be a great Wednesday post without some Pictures, so here they are!




This was a card at Target. Awesomeness.

Its Donald Driver Day in WI! He won Dancing with the Stars!


Yeah, they make this.


New Air Max's that I got on sale at the outlet store. <3



Monday, May 21, 2012

FMM: 3 Things


FMM: Three Things


1. Three of your favorite movies:
  1. Bridesmaids
  2. Any Vin Diesel Movie(s)
  3. Titanic

2. Three of your favorite things to drink
Not necessarily in this order..
  1. H20
  2. Beer
  3. Chocolate Milk (after hard workout)
3. Three of your favorite songs:
  1. What Makes You Beautiful- One Direction
  2. Zumba- Don Omar
  3. My Life- Slaughterhouse ft Cee-Lo
4. Three people who have recently been a positive influence on your life (outside of your family):
  1. One of my classmates who has been in a couple of my classes throughout the past year. I met her not even a year ago but it feels like I have know her forever.
  2. My best friend, she graduated college. So proud! I cannot wait to graduate as well.
  3. One of my Profs who I had for 2 different classes this semester. He really made me want to learn and strive to be the best I can be. I loved going to his classes.

5. Three things you to do keep yourself entertained:
  1. Find new music for working out/ chill.
  2. Read the news online/Pinterest/Twitter/Facebook= all sources of news to some degree
  3. Workout/Lift.

6. Three things you’re attracted to in the opposite sex: only 3?! :/
  1. Facial structure/features.
  2. Muscles.
  3. Teeth/smile.

7. Three things you love about yourself:
  1. I laugh a lot and try to make others laugh too.
  2. I am really easy going.
  3. I want to help others more than myself at times.

8. The last three people who text messaged you:
  1. My sister, sent me a pick of a spider.
  2. My friend from school.
  3. My other best friend, Heebs.
9. Three things you’re looking forward to this week:
  1. Working out/lifting.
  2. Laying out on my deck.
  3. Possibly seeing/hanging out with friends who I haven't seen in awhile.
10. Three wishes specifically for yourself…What are they? (Be selfish, and be honest.)
  1. Hit my goal weight this summer.
  2. Meet a guy. I'm sick of being single.
  3. Find a job that I will enjoy this summer. And pay above minimum wage.

11. Three of your favorite quotes:

  1. We are what we repeatedly do, excellence is not an act but habit.- Aristotle
  2. "Non scholae sed vitae discimus" : We do not learn for school, but for life.- Seneca
  3. You break her heart, I'll break your neck. -Vin Diesel

13. Three of your favorite TV shows:
  1. Parks and Rec
  2. The Soup
  3. Modern Family

14. Three of your favorite things to purchase when you’re shopping.
  1. Diet Arnold Palmers
  2. Jewlery
  3. SHOESSSSSSSSS!

15. Three things that you enjoyed last week:
  1. I hung out with my friend, Heebs on both Friday and Saturday.
  2. I finished my spring semester at school.
  3. Took a nap. (I know exciting) 

16. Three things that you always have in your bag or close to you if you’re not a purse kind of person.  (The second part of the question is for you, Timmo!)
  1. Droid X phone
  2. Water/diet soda/etc
  3. Chapstick

17. Three types of food that you wouldn’t want to give up.
  1. Mexican
  2. Fruits
  3. Greek Yogurt (basically dairy)

18. Three things you do to enjoy burning calories:
  1. Plays sports, basketball mostly.
  2. Elliptical
  3. Running

19.  Three things you dislike about blogging:
  1. Sometimes I feel like its a chore.
  2. I feel bad if I haven't posted anything in a couple of days.
  3. It takes longer to blog than most people think.

20.  Three ways blogging has changed your life:
  1. I have met so many amazing people through blogging. I hope to meet some of you someday!
  2. It has given me an outlet to let people know what I am feeling and to give me feedback.
  3. It helps me with my writing skills, which helped tremendously in my report writing class this semester.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Helping a Worthy Cause.

My friend Will has been a huge fan of mine throughout my weight loss. He has been there for support and to congratulate me when I have needed it. He is starting a website where he wants to get successful weight loss stories and put them into one website, so people who are having trouble with their weight can decide what to do or how to start losing weight, they can look at the stories of others for motivation. He also wants to really be an advocate for weight loss because of how extreme the obesity crisis is getting. As well as I and many others.

The website is called TransformationPics and it needs more motivational weight loss stories. So, I know all of you out there want more people to view your blogs, just like I do. This is basically free advertising of your site. I think it is also cool, how each of us has our own unique story. No one is exactly the same, no one lost weight exactly the same, but everyone made it work for their lifestyle and that's what matters! That is how I think I started succeeding in my weight loss, I looked at other things other bloggers were doing and incorporated some of those things into my weight loss.

So do me a favor and click on the link and check out the website. It basically in its baby stage right now. I would love to get more people's stories on this site. I know when I first was trying to lose weight, I had no idea what to do or how to start. The first thing I did was go onto Google and typed in weight loss blogs/stories. Once again, shout out to the man Tyler for his blog and basically showing me it is possible for anyone to lose weight. At any size, if you are determined to lose weight, you will.

If you end up sharing your story, please do not hesitate to just stop there. Blog about it on your website and keep the stories coming! We need to motivate the people who think it is not possible. We need to change the statistics of the future of obesity.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Done.

I just got done taking my last final of the semester. It is the biggest weight of my shoulder now. I am currently blasting all genres of music in my house or if your a creep, just look at my Spotify on my Facebook account. I feel bad for my little brother who is trying to watch the finale of Community.

It has been a long, drawn out semester. It was totally worth it because I had awesome profs and I really learned a lot in each class. There were times when I thought I was going to die of boredom in some classes or just not make it through another lecture. But I came, I saw and I conquered the SHIT out of each of my finals... At least that's what I think. I hoping for above a 3.5 GPA this semester. So we shall see in a week or two when grades are up.

Thank you for understanding for my lack of posting this past week but school is a higher priority.




The storm is over, now bring on sweet summer time baby!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Review: I Ate a Pint of Ice Cream

So, I have been busy with school lately since it is coming to an end. Thank you baby Jesus. I really enjoy my classes and my teachers but it is time to be done. I currently have to write a paper, look up information on prostitution and physician-assisted suicide ( how fun! ) and start a take home exam. Easy peasy right? Oh, did I mention my computer crashed and died on me and I had a power point on it that I needed to do a presentation for... yeah gotta love this time of the year. So, I need to find a new computer. Any suggestions computer n3rds?

Ok anyways, getting back on track. I was writing my paper for criminal law and I had the urge for some ice cream. I went to Good Harvest foods a couple of days ago, which by the way, I am their newest member. Holla!




 I bought a pint of Arctic Zero ice cream. This stuff is awesome. And let me enlighten you on why you should drop everything you are doing and go and buy this stuff.


I bought Vanilla Maple this time but last time I bought Cookies and Cream. Doesn't matter, they were both amazing. So as you can tell from this first picture there is 14 grams of whey protein in this! For those of you who don't know, whey helps build muscles. It is also FAT FREE, lactose intolerant friendly ( I feel bad for you people) and gluten free.


It also has 8 grams of fiber...we all know what fiber does. No need for me to explain. It's Made with organic cane sugar and has chicory root to boost calcium absorption. Yay for strong bones!







But seriously guys and gals, if you love ice cream try this out. You can eat this whole pint for 150 calories! you cannot do that with Ben and Jerry's or Haagen-Daz. I ate this whole pint tonight and I don't regret it one bit. I honestly wish I had another. If you want more information on them go to My Arctic Zero. You can find out if they sell this stuff by you and they have 85 calorie bars you can try.