Monday, August 29, 2011

OH wow...

So, it has been awhile since Caitlin has posted.  She is the one to blame.  She has no excuse.  She has not been locked up dying from illness.  She has all the free time in the world.

Just kidding.

I will take the blame too.  But while excuses are always acceptable (are you telling me they aren't??), I am going to blame the fact that I have not been feeling well whatsoever for the past few weeks.  Straight.  Fun,  right?  Which has equalled to no energy, an increase of apathy, and an extreme sense of fatigue.  But! I'm getting better! I'm not dead!

Caitlin has had some great excuses too.  She sprained her ankle pretty good.  It has been a great source of pain, that I am positive that her excuse for not blogging is due to that pain overtaking her brain and unable to think of anything else, let alone blog.

So there ya have it.  But, just you wait! I'm sure one of these days, we will get around to blogging more frequently once again.  Once we are all bright and chipper again! Bright days are ahead indeed!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sick Also...

I feel sick too. Not like poor Erin, thankfully for me. Unlike Erin I am to blame for my "sickness". Sorry Erin you are not feeling well. I hope you have continued to rest and recover fast from your illness.  I ate some pizza and breadsticks today that Cameron brought home from Pizza Hut.
Remember that I am trying to eat healthy? Well, I have been SO good. I have eaten as well as I can and I have exercised at least 5 days a week.
Until today.
I went on a bike ride with my younger sister today which was wonderful. Yay!
Why did I ruin my workout by eating junk food? 
I am not very happy with myself... It was definitely not worth the fifteen to twenty minutes of eating it.
My stomach is achy and sore.
My head hurts from the lack of nutrition and I feel tired and grumpy.
I am also having acid reflex which I do not have a problem with when I don't eat junk food.
If I am going to feel this awful after eating something it should have been way more worth it,
such as something involving CHOCOLATE

I needed to write this down to remind myself that I enjoy the way I feel when I eat right. I look forward to tomorrow where I can work on reversing the pizza I ate today.
Tomorrow is a New Day!!!
I am going to move forward and do better tomorrow.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Happy weekend! I hope your weekend plans are a LOT more exciting than mine.  My Friday night plans have been to lounge, rest, watch Arsenic and Old Lace, and eat.  Today was a sick day for me.  Last night, I knew I was in trouble when I started shaking uncontrollably from feeling "cold" when no one in the apartment felt cold at all.  Why, hello fever.  How great it is to meet you.  I slept all day long.

Now, I get rather antsy when I just sit at home and do nothing.  I start going crazy.  I start going through my to-do list (my real one, not my fake one) and start thinking of all the things I could accomplish throughout the day, since I am not at work.  (Dear Erin, there is a reason for that...YOU ARE SICK!)  You will be happy to know, however, that I only left my apartment once to run to the grocery store (a sick girl needs OJ ok?).  The rest of the day was spent in bed, or on my living room couch.  All day long.

It is now 12:58 a.m.  I am terrified to go to bed.  Why, you ask? I've been sleeping all day.  Why on earth would my body let me fully sleep through the night?  I'm afraid it will shout and prod, "You've been sleeping all day! Get up you lazy girl!"  I don't want to take that kind of torment.  So I am stalling sleep time.  (You can't get mad at me...Remember? I've been a good girl and slept/rested all day long!)

However, in my sick state, I managed to pick up an old Cary Grant classic, "Arsenic and Old Lace".  Please, oh please tell me you have seen it.  It is rather hilarious and it is definitely worth the watch.  Describing it just won't do it justice.  You just need to go watch it.  Now.  Right now.

Then, as I was fiddling around on Facebook (where all go when they have nothing left to do), and I found this YouTube video of Harry Potter, How it Should Have Ended.  I rather enjoyed it.  Especially the end where Dumbledore announces the new Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher.  It was my favorite part and I laughed, a lot.   Check it out:

I wish I could say that today was a success...I suppose in a sense it was.  I rested.  Which was exactly what I needed to do.  I just hope I'm not stuck inside all day tomorrow.  Here's to feeling better!  Perhaps I'll actually attempt to go to bed now.  Good night, folks!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sugar Addiction Help

Two weeks ago I committed to changing my life to become healthy. I am so glad I did because I have seen wonderful changes with my whole well being. I have had an increase in energy, a better ability to deal with cravings (most of the time I don't even have cravings anymore, YAY!), clearer skin (this one is huge for me as I have struggled with severe acne most of my life), weight loss, and an increased ability to deal with stress. I can't wait to see more changes in my body, mind, and spirit as I continue on my journey.

I read an article today about recovering from sugar addiction with ease that I found very helpful and informative. I have been addicted to sugar pretty much all my life and it has done havoc to my body. I am so glad my sugar cravings are getting better and are becoming so few and far between I hardly notice them anymore. Click here to read. It is worth the time if this is something you struggle with too. 

Here is an excerpt from the article:

The Benefits of Breaking Your Sugar Addiction
Besides the obvious long term benefits of markedly lowering the risk of diabetes, hypertension, stroke and heart attacks -- the major killers of modern life -- cutting sugar intake will help many other conditions. These include:
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Pain of many kinds
  • Decreased immune function (a 12 ounce can of soda can drop immune function by 30% for three hours!)
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and spastic colon
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cancer
  • Metabolic syndrome with high cholesterol and hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Hormonal problems
  • Schizophrenia
  • Candida and yeast infections
  • ADHD
It also helps boosts metabolism so that people can finally lose weight as well!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Vacation Shoes

Well, along with Caitlin, I, too, need a new pair of shoes.  Actually, just about my whole shoe wardrobe needs replacing...but I am in special need of a pair of tennis shoes. 

Now, I am not a tennis shoe kind of girl.  I love my flats to pieces.  Literally.  In fact, last year, I was forced to throw away a beloved pair of flats, that were in shreds.  Did I still wear them? Until the dying day. 

But I am leaving on vacation here in a month and a half, and I made the mistake LAST vacation to wear these little beauties:

Horrible.  Absolutely horrific.  I refuse to make that mistake twice.  The picture does not show how flimsy these shoes are.  They are more like slippers.  Just imagine trekking San Fran in slippers.  Bad, bad, bad idea.

So I am on the hunt...For a good pair of vacation shoes.  Cute ones.  I mean, if tennis shoes CAN be cute.  I am kind of a fan of Tom's Cordones.  Simple, stylish, and not too over the top.  Here are a few that I am eyeballing at the moment:

Black Cordones

Wool Cordones
Or perhaps these ones....                                                                                                                             

(photo coming soon!)

I just don't know.  The black ones are classic...But I love the gray.  Gray matches with so much, but then I am worried about the wool.  Recommendations? Suggestions? Your favorite vacation shoes? Help?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Best Friend Application

Some guys in my apartment complex came up with this {clever} resume with many valid points why they should be your best friend.  Check it out:

Hired, I dare say.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Notebooks for College

Yesterday I went to Target I wiped them all out of the Five Star 1-subject notebooks, they were only a $1 each. These are my favorite notebooks for college and at that price I bought enough for this semester with a couple left over for next semester. They usually are priced around $2.50.

While we were there we saw these awesome notebooks that I love. They are so clever. I wish they were also a $1 each.

I ended up splurging the 2.50 for this one. I couldn't resist:
Darling right?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011



I just received my brand spankin' new MacBook Pro.  I am absolutely loving it.

But, of course, it comes with a learning curve...

I was going to make a beautiful post with pictures and what not....


I don't know how on this computer.

Not yet.  But soon.

For now, I am going to sleep on this one.  Good night Neverland.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Time For New Shoes

Have you ever bought an item of clothing that you love so much that you literally have worn them into the ground? I have. Quite a few times. I recently wore my cute black pointy shoes that I bought at Payless and I realized that my right foot shoe was acting a little funny. When I got home I examined the shoe and this is what I saw:

I promptly threw them out after these pictures. Sad day. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Becoming Healthy

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I have decided to tackle #9 on my bucket list.

This is the MOST important reason for #9 is that I want to become healthy.

 I know what to do. I know how to live a healthy life style but for various reasons I have not chosen to do so.  I could go on about the various excuses that often put the blame on society but really it is my own fault. I choose what to eat. I choose whether or not to exercise.

I want to change.

I will change. 

Here is my game plan for achieving not only my goal but of having a healthy energetic body:

#1: No sugar, except one day a month (for holiday's and birthday's).
#2: No soda (I have gotten into a nasty habit of drinking more soda than I used to).
#3: Eat mainly vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole wheats, whole grains, and nuts.
#4: Try to stick with lean cuts of mean. Preferably fish.
#5: Eat more food that contains probiotics such as Yogurt and Kefir.
#6: Study up on Nutrition and Health regularly
#7: Exercise between 5-6 days a week for at least 30 minutes.
#8: Drink plenty of water.
#9: Have a support system (my mom is joining me on this endeavor).
#10. Pray for help and guidance as I embark on incorporating a healthy life style into my life.

This is a pretty basic plan and it is not supposed to be a diet. It is more of a life long commitment. I have not been kind to my body in the last couple of years and if I am not careful and change my ways I would am headed down a path of various health problems that I do NOT want. I started on Monday and I have realized that I have been addicted to unhealthy food such as sugar. I hope that as I eat right and exercise, I will abolish the cravings and addiction.

What tips do you have for being healthy?

Why do you eat healthy?

Why do you exercise?

What is your motivation?

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Post About Rainbows

I absolutely, 100 % adore rainbows.  However, sometimes rainbows and I have a rough relationship.  It seems, at rough times in my life, the heavens close, and rain pours down.  I stand there, out in the open, completely drenched. 

But then, they come:

A rainbow appears, offering hope, even admist the storm.  It is God's way of reminding me that all is in His hands and that good things are just around the corner, even with the storm at hand.  All will be well.