Thursday, February 25, 2010

Every word you say I think I should write down

Okay, enough with the healthy eating/exercising blogs, and onto the good stuff...

My sister and I FINALLY caught up with the world and saw Avatar.
It was amazing.
It took me a few minutes to get used to the whole 3D glasses thing [my eyes had trouble focusing!!], but once I did, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This weekend I also saw Shutter Island.
All I have to say is............
it seriously messed with my brain....seriously.
I don't know what to believe. But, it was good. In a freaky 'I hope this never happens to me' kind of way.

In other news....
Our spring break starts in exactly one week. Which I am totally ready for because I REALLY need a break. And totally NOT ready for because it's not really warm yet.
*sigh* Here's to hoping the weather decides to be amazing while we're at the beach.

Also, I'm kind of having a dilemma.
You guys are always so helpful.....so,
my roots are showing BAD
should I
a] stick with dying my hair brown black

b] revert to dying my hair light brown [circa 2007]

c] just give myself burgundy highlights [circa 2008]




Eating Right

Since I've promised myself to get healthy, I decided to plan our meals for the week. I never believed in planning meals before. Mostly because I am indecisive, and I like to wait until the last minute to choose. I have done a lot of research on healthy eating plans, and I couldn't decide on just one, so I am picking & choosing. It's actually really great. Usually, we spend about 50-60$ on groceries, because we just don't know for sure what we want, so we get a bunch of stuff....and sometimes those things end up going bad before we think to use them. This week we only spent 32$ and only got what we needed for THIS week's meals/snacks.


On the menu for this week:

Stuffed Eggplant with Brown Rice
Hot and Sour Asian Lettuce Wraps
Turkey Meatloaf

As I was researching, I found an article that said you shouldn't totally cut all of your guilty pleasures out, just cut them down. I've decided to allow myself ONE glass of sweet tea a day.
Granted, this sweet tea isn't even what I consider real sweet tea, so it's not MUCH of a cheat, but still.

New pleasures that don't make me feel guilty:

SoySlender Chocolate Soy Milk
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Granola Bar

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's harder than it seems

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was planning on getting in shape, so I wanted to update you guys on my progress.

Since then, I have been walking 3 days a week. Each time I walk, I take 3900 steps, which according to my stride, is a little over a mile.
Last week, however, was kind of a bust. I went home the weekend before, and came back with a stomach virus. I pretty much stayed in bed and couldn't keep anything down for two days straight. By Wednesday I was feeling better, but my stomach & throat were so sore. Needless to say, I didn't do much of anything that week....until Friday came around.
I volunteered was volun-TOLD to work the Clay Conference. For the most part, it was a good experience. But, I'm pretty sure I have social anxiety, so it was really stressful for me.
Stress makes me want to drink soda. So I did. A LOT.
I mean, like 4 bottles of Dr. Pepper Friday, and 3 on Saturday.
It was bad. I mean, it tasted good, but I literally felt disgusted with myself.

THAT is when I decided I HAD to come up with a plan.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
I am walking, then coming home to p90x ab ripper
Tuesdays, Thursdays
All three workouts on the bender ball
Saturdays, Sundays
Rest Days

PEOPLE...
P90x is NO JOKE.
I knew it was going to be hard, but I went into it with the mindset of 'I'm not going to cheat'.
And I didn't.
So, by the time the 10 minute mark hit the screen, I had to stop, because I was on the verge of throwing up.
TMI..sorry. BUT I can still feel the burn, and it feels good.



Today is Wednesday



Which could also be called WINNER'S DAY!

This morning I went to
random.org
and entered the number of comments I had on the give away post
and it picked a winner for me.

So who is going to be getting a custom poster?

That would be you, Smart Ass Sara!

Congratulations! Please leave a comment with your email address in it, so I can send you further information.

Thank you especially to MR.O for spreading the word about my give away.
And a big thank you to everyone who participated!

Friday, February 19, 2010

MIA

Hey guys....
Just wanted to apologize in advance...
I'll be working at the Alabama Clay Conference all weekend.

But,
you can check out this post and sign up for my give away!


Have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It has been almost 3 months...



Since my last give away.
Wouldn't you say it's time to have another one?!

I would :)

So, what's up for grabs this time?

A POSTER PRINT!

Check out
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The winner will receive an 18x24 poster printed on either high gloss or semi gloss paper. Winner will be able to choose the image that they want printed onto the poster, and the poster will be shipped for free.

For one entry, leave a comment on this post telling what picture you would like to choose for the poster, if you win.
For another entry, if you are a NEW follower, let me know in a SEPARATE comment than the one above.
Extra entries will be given to those who mention this give away in a blog or tweet [so spread the word!!!], but a link to said tweet/entry must be place in a SEPARATE comment on this post.

Sorry, this give away is limited to US Residents only.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 24th, 2010, so please check back...it could be YOU.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!




We celebrated Valentine's Day early because Aaron has to work ALL day long today.
Friday he took me to Mikata's [a hibachi grill] and then to see the movie Valentine's Day.
The food was good, and so was the movie!
I was a little skeptical at first, because it had SO many big name actors in it, but it really was worth going to see it in the theater.

Yesterday I drove home to spend some time with my family.
My sister and I ended up going to see Dear John.
Even though I already saw it, it was still JUST as good. I can tell it's going to be one of those movies I can watch over and over.

When I got back to Troy today, there was a surprise waiting for me on the table.

A bouquet of flowers and a sweet card!
I have the sweetest husband ever :)



Saturday, February 13, 2010

You're probably tired of hearing about this

But...
It snowed in Alabama yesterday, and no one knew what to do with themselves.

I mean, gas stations closed, fast food closed, ALL SCHOOLS IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA were supposed to close....it was ridiculous.

Since we had NOTHING better to do, we went out to play in it.













It was fun while it lasted, but I will definitely be glad when it starts to melt! I'm ready for spring to come!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Yesterday...in review

The Good:
Two of my classes got canceled
I got a new laptop [more on this later]
We got to see Wolfman early [and free]
It was casino night on campus
Aaron and I won a total of 210,000 FAKE dollars
With that fake money, we won MadGab
I got triple chocolate pie at waffle house, and it was amazing
We had a lot of fun with our friends that we don't get to hang out with very often

The Bad:
When we got home from the movies, we found out that Kami figured out how to climb onto furniture
She chewed up not only my cheap earbuds, but Aaron's $50 zune headphones AND broke his hardshell zune case by chewing it to death....also, somehow found a way to get the batteries out of our t.v. remote control.....
We tried to use our fake money to win the surround sound Aaron wanted, but a group of people put their money together and got it for 8.5 million fake dollars
Waffle house didn't have icecream :(

The Ugly:
When we got home from casino night, Kami had ripped the entire cover to the back of our BRAND NEW recliner off
I cut myself really bad on one of the nails trying to fix it, and cried like a baby because I was so frustrated

But, Did I mention I got a new laptop?!

Monday, February 8, 2010

hot sauce, anyone?

video

*disclaimer: hot sauce is NOT bad for dogs. according to the vet, it is used often as a training mechanism. just thought i'd throw that out there before someone decided to start something.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

*sigh*
I was tired of being found by people I didn't want to find me, so I made my tweets private.
I'm only hoping I don't HAVE to do that to this blog.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, I hope YOUR team wins.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday 5


1. What are you most afraid of?

not being able to have children..and losing my grandmother. i don't want to know that jamie.

2. Do you use a flat iron or curling iron?
i used to use my flat iron religiously, but haven't used it much since december.

3. Hands-free or phone to the ear?
phone to ear.

4. Do you have a matching bedroom set?
nope. i wish we did, and we will..........one day.

5. Do you believe in the paranormal?
no.....but a long time ago, i thought i saw a ghost sweeping the porch of the house down the street. i didn't.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Gettin' it in Gear

Remember when the New Year began and I told myself I was going to get in shape?

Yea, well that lasted for all of TWO weeks.
I was doing really good, using my bender ball every day, doing ALL three of the workouts, not just one. I also got sick right around this time, and the medicine I was taking caused loss of appetite.
Lucky me, right?

Anyways, during that time, I was able to lose 5 lbs.
And then school started, and projects started, and stress started.
And then I stopped working out.

But then I saw this picture that my sister posted on her blog.......

I had almost forgotten about it.
Look how skinny I was!

This was not long after Aaron's 'quarter life' crisis, and we had broken up for a while.
I went through some sort of depression stage [I think?] and Nanny literally had to make me eat. I was around 120lbs here.
I want to get back to that...or atleast close.

So, I've decided to go running/walking 3 days a week, and do the bender ball at least 2 times a week.

Today I woke up [at 6 am--crazy, right?] and weighed myself.
Right now my goal is to lose 10 lbs.
I put Kami on the leash, and off we went.
I'm not sure exactly HOW far we walked, because the stupid pedometer I bought didn't end up working, but I know it had to be AT LEAST a mile. We were gone a good 30 minutes.

I'm not posting this because I think that you guys are interested in me losing weight, I just really need SOME sort of accountability.
I watched Lying to be Perfect the other night on Lifetime, and thought the whole Cinderella Pact was a cool idea...until I realized that I had absolutely no one to do it with.

So, Thanks sister for getting my butt in gear.
I hope I can really stay motivated this time!!