Monday, October 25, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 5

Day 5-Your siblings

There's four kids in my family. I'm the oldest followed by my brother Tony - who is about to be 22, my sister Josephine who's birthday is a day before mine and is 17, and my youngest brother, DJ who is 13. I love to go back and look at pictures! Pictures are some of my most favorite things! I love taking them and looking at them!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

23rd Birthday

My 23rd Birthday was so much fun and such a success!! Some of my closest friends came together to celebrate me and I loved it. We went and had dinner at Mi Cocina and had such a good time.

I have such good friends and I am so thankful for all of them!
Saturday was so fun too!! I got up and went and had lunch, shopped and got a pedicure with Carly. This weekend was more than I could ever ask or imagine!

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 4

Day 4: Your Parents

What can I say .. these are my parents! They are both from Nigeria and have lived in the United States for over 20 years. This is the most recent picture I have of them from a wedding we went to this summer. Life would not be the same without them. Actually I would be non existent without them.

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 3

Day 3: Your First Love

Eh .. Love ..
I often times think we use the word love so loosely and forget to reserve for those things and people that mean the most to us. Soo .. I don't really get to blog on this day 3 topic because I do not feel as if I have had a "first love" yet.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 2

Day 2-Meaning behind your blog name

Well .. this one is kind of no fun! I have always loved the phrase "live, laugh, love" and I thought it would be a good way to grasp what I am doing while I was in NY. But .. everything happens for a reason!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 1

Day 1: introduce, recent picture, and 15 interesting facts

Hmmm .. so how do I introduce myself? My name is Kristi, I will be 23 tomorrow and I currently work with children birth to age three with developmental delays or disabilities. I lived in Texas all my life up until two years ago when I lived in New York. I love pink, I love zebra, I love ice cream and I love babies. I really really love Jesus and my family too! :) I eventually want to get married and have a whole house full of laughing children - some natural and some adopted. I'm really weird about taking medicine and being "all natural" in a sense. To know me is to love me!

OnE: I am a neat freak and like everything in its place.
TwO: I love how peaceful the week is after going to church on Sunday.
ThRee: I want to get married outside and have hot pink and orange something or another.
FoUr:Certain textures bother me and make me gag.
FiVe: I skipped two grades when I was little, so I started high school at 12, college at 16 and my master's at 20.
SiX: I love shopping for clothes.
SeVen: I love to give to other people.
EiGhT: I have a really really cute God-daughter.
NiNe: I really really enjoy the color pink and zebra print.
TeN: I love pedicures.
ElEvEn: I could read for fun for hours.
TwElVe: I slept in my car on the side of the road in 10 degree weather.
ThIrTeEn: Sometimes I worry about never finding a husband and getting married, but then I remember what an awesome God I serve who is always working in my favor!
FoUrTeEn: I don't like chocolate.
FiFtEeN: My birthday is in 1 hour!!

30 Day Blog Challenge

So .. I've read quite a few blogs that are doing this so I thought it would be fun to join along! :) Plus it will be good for the memories when I decide to go back and print my blogging.

So here is how it works ..

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts
Day 2-Meaning behind your blog name
Day 3-Your first love
Day 4-Your parents
Day 5-Your siblings
Day 6-A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 7-Favorite movies
Day 8-A place you've traveled to
Day 9-A picture of your friends
Day 10-Something you're afraid of
Day 11-Favorite tv shows
Day 12-What you believe
Day 13-Goals
Day 14-A picture you love
Day 15-Bible verse
Day 16-Dream house
Day 17-Something you're looking forward to
Day 18-Something you regret
Day 19-Something you miss
Day 20-Nicknames
Day 21-Picture of yourself
Day 22-Favorite city
Day 23-Favorite vacation
Day 24-Something you've learned
Day 25-Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs
Day 26-Picture of your family
Day 27-Pets
Day 28-Something that stresses you out
Day 29-3 Wishes
Day 30-a picture

Friday, October 15, 2010


I would be lying if I said I had a perfect day. This morning I packed a whole days worth of snacks and meals. All healthy and I didn't say no to temptation twice. I ordered something when I went through the drive thru at Taco Bell. This didn't put me over my calorie limit for the day. It was the two pieces of chocolate cake I had when I got back to the office. I don't even like chocolate if you want me to be honest. But if I only made 3 bad choices out of all the choices I had to make today regarding food I am okay with that. I am one choice closer to taking back that control. The challenge starts Sunday and I am ready for that. My goal is 15 pounds by January 1st and I am excited for this challenge. I am also thankful for all of the help, suggestions, and encouragement that come my way.

If you see me eating something I shouldn't be, just ask me how many cheats I've had. And if you see me just hanging out, ask me if I've worked out. Every day won't be perfect, but everyday is a learning experience!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Taking back control

I recently, aka today, watched a segment titled "How Junk Food Affects the Body" (you can watch part 1 if you click the link) and went to the doctor yesterday. I have gained 8 pounds since I moved home and I just can't keep living unhealthy like I have been.

My relationship with food is not only unhealthy it's unrealistic. I can't continue to eat like this and expect to lose weight and be healthy. Soooo .. I am going to make a change and document my journey here. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I also plan on adding workouts to my schedule and just taking control of my life.

I may not be able to control some other things in my life, but I can control how often I work out and what I put in my mouth. Here's to tomorrow and starting new.