Friday, October 30, 2009

Laundry and Pre-Weekend To Do's

Sorry for the bad quality in this picture (I took it with my phone) but this is all my laundry that I need to do. I have a basket, a bag, and a pile on the floor {sigh} It will get done eventually! Hopefully before Thanksgiving!

This weekend I need to get all of the research for my paper done (please pray that I have understood what my teacher expects out of me, this paper needs to be done wonderfully to make up for the last one), a write up for my program evaluation class on the program that we are evaluating, work out, eat right, and work with a consumer on Saturday. And .. Rest, Rest, and Rest. I am going to use this weekend to catch up on rest and fight these headaches. I will be back on Sunday to post about all the "to do's" that I hopefully did!!

Happy Weekend!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


So my headache did go away today! What a relief!! My eating for today was not up to par! I did so good until I got to Sexual Assault Training tonight was our last night and we had cookies, donuts, brownies, carrots and chocolate as options! Yum Yum! So today I had half a croissant for breakfast, soup and salad from Olive Garden with a piece of Lemon Cake for my birthday. I didn't have dinner because I am still soooo full!! The people I work with at my internship took me out to lunch after the last session of the conference. I was so thankful! Then I had 2 to many cookies at training. {sigh} My alarm is already set for 5 tomorrow morning to get my workout on. I was kind of rejuvenated into working out after I went to a session on obesity in children. It was very very interesting. Now I must go read and read and read for my class tomorrow. It's almost the weekend though and that makes me happy. This weekend I must conquer the loads and loads of laundry I have to do, start working on a paper, and some group project stuff.

I took this picture and decided I would do something different with it! And I like the turnout!
The picture is supposed to be 4 different squares, but for some reason it doesn't show all of them ..


This pesky little headache is still in my life!! I went to the doctor yesterday and they gave me a shot of motrin x 10 and that seemed to solve the problem temporarily but that's about it. Erin and I tried to figure out why I could possibly be having these headaches and only two things have changed in my life. I took the flu shot and I stopped taking a medicine I have been on for a long time. We think the latter is the reason! This headache business stinks the big one!!

Tonight is the last night of Sexual Assault Advocate/Counseling Training and I am soooo uber excited to get my Tuesday and Thursday nights back and for sure my Saturdays back! As a new day starts I am thankful to be alive but also thankful that I am one day closer to December 11!!

Have a good day!!

*13 days left until I hear from Teach for America on whether I have been accepted!! :) Pray that I am accepted. I so badly want to do this!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

For some reason I have been very anxious recently. I am not sure why, but I need to pray, pray, pray so this feeling goes away. It is not the most pleasant feeling.

It is getting cold and the trees are getting sad. When the trees look like this it means that winter is around the corner just waiting to surprise us with too much snow!!

If you have never been to a Stew Leonards you should go there as well. It was a lot of fun for a grocery store.

All of that fun stuff was going on in the grocery store. I need to remember to bring my actual camera instead of my phone for the next time we go back! It was such an experience!!

Life is going and going and going. Today I had a great salad at the WIC conference and some grilled chicken for lunch and for breakfast I had some kix. I did workout yesterday, but I do not know if I will get a chance to go tonight. I have homework and sexual assault advocate training.
Everything may not be perfect in life, but I sure to enjoy the good days much more when I stop to think about the trial I have gone through. Last week I didn't think I was going to make it because of all the tests and such, but I made it. Only a few more weeks left in the semester and then I am home bound and homework free!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Busy Sunday

So, I said I would document what I ate .. here it goes.

I had honey nut cheerios for breakfast, a slice of spinach pizza for lunch, and some brown rice with a bean salsa for lunch. I did have a cookie as well, but turned down the offer for more than one to take home with me. I also made sure to get in my workout this morning before life got busy and I was able to do a little over 3 miles. Woo Hoo!! I am going to try and get my 3 miles down to 30 minutes eventually.

The WIC conference started today and I am lucky to be able to attend that so far so good. I love how passionate people are about eating right, breast feeding and all of the other topics that surround women, infants, children and their caretakers. The conference is for most of this week so I am excited to learn and meet new people.

As far as school goes I need to do an assignment for my program evaluation class and some stuff for my management class as well. If I can do those things the week will go smoothly. I love Fridays because it means I am one week closer to coming home for the holidays!

I must go do homework and get in bed within the hour so I can work out in the morn! Have a good week!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

It's almost over

I am so thankful to be halfway through the semester!! I cannot WAIT to go home and to leave this frigid city! I have 3 papers, a presentation, another presentation, and 2 finals until the semester is over.

If you have never been to a Stew Leonards you may want to go and check it out! It was the most fun grocery store experience ever!! It was quite entertaining and enjoyable. It was like a amusement park

I have been slacking with The Challenge. It is always a challenge for me once I get about halfway through. I stop counting my cheats and just go on with my life. I have 4 (maybe even 5 after this weekend) pounds left to reach my goal of 10 and I need to meet my goal this time. So I am going to try and blog what I eat and what I do to exercise so that I can be held accountable by the however many of you read this. So, starting tomorrow I am going to be totally honest about what I am eating and doing! I did get up and workout today I did 1.50 miles on the treadmill before I went to babysit and work. I have a very busy day tomorrow, but I am going to try and fit in a work out after church.

For now, I am going to go do some school work and get in bed early.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I would like to thank Brooke for giving me a reason to quit studying and take a break (not that I need a break since I have been half-way studying for about 2 hours now)!!

So you're probably wondering why I haven't blogged recently and it's because I have been super busy!! I had my final Teach for America interview on Tuesday ( I hope it went well, I think it went well). I started one of my midterms on Monday and I have to finish the 2nd portion tomorrow. This particular midterm Biological Basis of Public Health has me practically memorizing a novel so that I can regurgitate it back onto a piece of paper tomorrow. I have another midterm in Evolutionary Bio of Human Health tomorrow morning and I have only skimmed what I need to be studying. It only has 7 or 8 questions .. short answer questions. Makes me nervous!

I am so tired .. I just want to sleep and sleep! My sleep schedule has been crazy because of studying. I hate to complain about things like this though .. because I am so thankful to have another day to live!

Tomorrow is my golden birthday!! Yippee!! My sister turned 16 today! Yippee!! Reading Brooke's blog makes me want to go to the Cheesecake Factory.

I have done more exercise this week, better than last week. I may actually reach my goal to be below 200 before the New Year.

I am almost done with Sexual Assault Counseling Training.

About 6 or 7 weeks until I will be back in Texas!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fat Talk Free Week

Come on let's all do this together!! This week be happy being you. There is no such thing as a perfect weight!! Everyones body is different and rightfully so! God created us as unique individuals!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Quick Post

I have to go to class in a few minutes but I just thought I would give some quick updates!

  • I got an email inviting me to the in-person final interview for Teach for America!! Yippeee!! I am so oober excited about the interview and this wonderful opportunity!
  • I finished my super hard paper with 3 days to spare!!
  • I have been struggling with eating right .. :/ but I will get right back on track!!
  • I have been working on the Couch to 5K program this week! What a work out!!
  • I have gone apple picking and many other things!!
Here is a picture from apple picking and then I have to run!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Life is definitely keeping me busy

This past week I have been extra stressed and I didn't know what to do with my self. This week I am determined to not be as stressed and just hand everything over to God. I need to go make myself a heart box like Tanna did, but I haven't had time to do anything really relaxing recently.

My training to become a sexual assault counselor is going great and I never would have thought that there would be so many Christians God has placed in my life within the past week. I know that each of these individuals is placed in my life for a reason and I am thankful.

So, I have been wanting to run a 5k for a long time and it is on my bucket list as well. I was very sad I didn't get to run with the beauties this morning because I am in NY, and sad I didn't get to run with Erin because she's in Lubbock. An opportunity has come up for me to start training to run a 5k the first weekend of November and I think that I just may have to take this opportunity. I am not in the best shape, but I am a work in progress and I am in better shape!

If I get this paper done tonight then I can go apple picking tomorrow. I am working so hard to get it done. I have about 4 1/2 pages and it has to be on the 6th page. So I am close.

Other than that life is life. School is keeping me busy and so is my internship and everything else. Midterms start next week and on Tuesday I find out about Teach for America. If you could/would please keep me in your prayers this month will be very busy and hard with school work. I need to keep my sanity and not stress out.