Wednesday, September 26, 2012

ups and downs of the day

delicious pears for breakfast.
lots of studying. 
getting a migraine and not being able to focus on anything.
taking a test.
doing only subpar on said test.
my teacher noticing I showed lots of improvement on my chem paper. those papers take me forever to write! 
getting a call from a friend that is long since overdue
dinner at Bombay House

School is truly taking over my life right now and some days I just wish I could take a break to relax! Instead, I am bombarded with a new assignment due every day, more tests to study for, and not enough time to rejuvenate, sleep, or even go grocery shopping! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday check-in

I had a great and slightly crazy weekend! We had Foster Care Camp at Aspen Grove and I got to spend all day Saturday playing with cute little kids! The rest of the weekend was full of homework (though I still did not get enough done!) and a little bit of fun at the Nickelcade including the awesomest game of Laser Tag!

The best part of the weekend was that I managed to stay mostly on track with my healthy eating. I didn't overeat a ton and I avoided most treats. I think I managed to succeed becaue I decided that my weigh-in day is going to be Mondays, and remembering that I want a good weight to show my success helps me stay strong on the weekends.

Starting Weight: 158 pounds

Current Weight: 154 pounds

Goal Weight: 140 pounds.

I also came up with some weight loss goals this weekend. just to keep me a little more motivated.

5 pounds: haircut and a new pair of shoes or $10 to spend on new music
10 pounds: a new gamecube game or movie
15 pounds: pedicure
goal weight: a new wardrobe! and I will probably pig out on a ton of delicious foods that I have been wanting to have for so long! 

Here's to another week of healthy eating!

Friday, September 14, 2012

healthy eating.

For the next little while, this blog might become a weight loss blog. yes, I will still post fun stuff, but I need a way to track what I am doing and to keep me motivated. especially something to hold me accountable on the weekends.

I am going strong with 5 days of lots of fruits and veggies, 30 minutes of exercise at least 4 days a week, less treats (I am aiming for one a week), and an average of 1500 calories a day.

starting weight: 158 pounds.

goal weight: 140 pounds.

here goes nothing!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

busy, busy life.

*feeling like I am on the Biggest Loser in my cycling class. it's that hard.
*seeing friends back from their missions and being weirded out
*shopping and partying with the family
*Makayla's reception--being rained on and all

*Seven Peaks
*eggroll party
*starting work and remembering how much I love it
*making paninis, Rooftop concert, and Cocoa Bean
*farmer's market with Katie and Jen (where I ate the most delicious pizza of my life)

Katie and the most delicious pizza ever. 

*Aspen Grove reunion dinner... so fun to see everyone! 
*Katie's kindergarten party (circus animal cookies, coloring books, temporary tattoos, Disney games and music... it was pretty much the best!)
*Aspen Grove game nights. 
*quoting this video every day (it's a guy in our FHE group after he got his wisdom teeth out getting a little too violent.)

this is the random photo of the day. my friend lives at
Miller apartments and they have these super sweet dressers!
It might be hard for you to believe that I have time to have fun. I have anywhere from 24-30 hours of homework time a week, on top of 8 hours of work. Thankfully, in my Student Development class, we are learning good time management schedules and honestly it makes life so much better! I don't have to be stressed about having fun because I have scheduled hours for study time AND fun time! 

goals this semester: eat healthy and exercise at least 3 days a week, strengthen my testimony, and keep my life balanced (as much as you can when you are going to school and working!). yep, that's pretty much it. 

eats this week: quinoa salad, fake mashed potatoes, a lasagna I didn't like that much, and this delicious chicken salad. more delicious (healthy, and occasionally not so healthy) recipes to come next week! 

P.S. I can't wait for fall. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday Quotes

"But when it comes to our own prejudices and grievances, we too often justify our anger as righteous and our judgment as reliable and only appropriate. Though we cannot look into another’s heart, we assume that we know a bad motive or even a bad person when we see one. We make exceptions when it comes to our own bitterness because we feel that, in our case, we have all the information we need to hold someone else in contempt."

"May I add a footnote here? When the Lord requires that we forgive all men, that includes forgiving ourselves. Sometimes, of all the people in the world, the one who is the hardest to forgive—as well as perhaps the one who is most in need of our forgiveness—is the person looking back at us in the mirror."

"The more we allow the love of God to govern our minds and emotions—the more we allow our love for our Heavenly Father to swell within our hearts—the easier it is to love others with the pure love of Christ. As we open our hearts to the glowing dawn of the love of God, the darkness and cold of animosity and envy will eventually fade."

"Lay your burden at the Savior’s feet. Let go of judgment. Allow Christ’s Atonement to change and heal your heart. Love one another. Forgive one another."

-Dieter F. Utchdorf (The Merciful Obtain Mercy)

 "First, I mention a signal which is basic and essential: believe. Believe that you are a daughter of Heavenly Father, that He loves you, and that you are here for a glorious purpose—to gain your eternal salvation. Believe that remaining strong and faithful to the truths of the gospel is of utmost importance. I testify that it is!"

"Each of us can be true for just one day—and then one more and then one more after that—until we’ve lived a lifetime guided by the Spirit, a lifetime close to the Lord, a lifetime of good deeds and righteousness. The Savior promised, “Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life."

-Thomas S. Monson (Believe, Obey, Endure)

33 days until General Conference!!!