That Tall Girl


It’s official…
October 11, 2008, 1:41 am
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… I’m a loser. It’s Friday night and I’m blogging. Yep, you guessed it, I’m sitting in my dorm room because there’s nothing better to do. Honestly I have good reasons to want to go to bed early, like:

  • I’m exhausted
  • My roommate and suitemate are in Omaha for the weekend (for Navigators
  • I’m sore
  • I have things to do tomorrow

Now that Ya’ll know why I’m going to bed at 8:30 on a friday night in college (btw, I don’t party/drink, if that explains anything) I will continue with regularly scheduled programming

You know that you wanted to see what I eat. Well here it is. If you really want to try to figure out the calories, you just go ahead and do that, then let me know in the comments.

  • Wed. 9-24
  • breakfast:
  • 1 c. raisin bran
  • 1.5 c. lucky charms
  • 1 c. skim milk
  • 1 c. canned peaches sans syrup
  • 5 medium, fresh strawberries
  • 20 oz. gatorade
  • lunch:
  • pb&j with 70cal/slice bread (high fiber), lots of pb and low sugar jam
  • 1 really dense brownie
  • dinner:
  • 1 c. strawberry ice cream
  • 2 chicken strips
  • 3 T. BBQ sauce
  • small salad with 2T honey mustard dressing
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 c milk
  • snack:
  • 1 dense brownie

 

  • Thurs. 9-25
  • breakfast:
  • 1.5 c raisin bran
  • 1.5 c lucky charms
  • 1 c skim milk
  • .75 c blackberries
  • 1 c canteloupe
  • 2 eggs srambled with a bit of cheese
  • 3 fun size chocolates
  • 20 oz. gatorade
  • lunch:
  • chicken breast
  • 1 c skim milk
  • .5 c cauliflower
  • small salad with 2 T honey mustard dressing
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 brownie
  • 1 ice cream novelty (190 cal.)
  • dinner/snacks:
  • 6  fun size chocolates
  • 1 brownie
  • 5ish fakelike pork ribs, meat-y
  • 1 c milk
  • small salad with 2 T honey mustard dressing
  • .5 cup white bean and tomato salad
  • 1  c fluffy strawberry salad (cottage cheese, jello, cool whip)
  • .5 c peas

And I totally lost a couple pounds this last week just by dropping down to one bowl of cereal and cutting down on the sweets. But with the above menu I was able to maintain my weight. Aren’t you jealous??

 

**I saw gym boy today!!! I was walking out of my Spanish class about 20 minutes late (talking to the prof. about the outline…) and he was “parked” outside of the building I was walking out of. It was a  nice day so he had the window rolled down in what is not his car (because I totally am a creepy stalker and know what he drives) There was eye contact. Wish there was a wave… but I think he might be in a frat and was with his frat… brothers… is that what you call them??**

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Just Another Manic… Saturday. Wish it were Friday?
September 13, 2008, 9:51 pm
Filed under: college, food, friends, fun, movies, my day | Tags: , , , ,

Although my cold is breaking up, ie my nose is running and i have a cough, I really just don’t feel well still. I want another day in my weekend. Probably the only way that would happen is if we got 2x the ammount of rain we got yesturday and the whole campus woulld be under like 5 bajillion feet of water. Not really.

But it did rain an incredible amount yesturday. I walked through puddles that covered the tops of my feet (while wearing flip flops- cuz it was warm out). My hair was absolutley drenched almost all day. In the morning it got wet, shower=wet, walking to class it got wet. I guess I should have gotten that umbrella from my car sooner than last night, when I went out to buy gas…

Before watching She’s the Man with some girls on my floor. Thats a cute movie. You should watch it if you have the chance. I think it’s about to be added to the entrance requirements here, that you have to watch this movie if youre a girl, right along with that 21 ACT score (out of 36).

And I did sleep in this morning. Totally skipped breakfast. Actually I had a cliff Z bar (my new fav. granola bars) then went over to a friend’s house to watch The Holiday and have lunch. We ended up going to the farmers market too, where I bought some apples. I got 7 medium sized apple for $1.25. Im totally going back there next weekend for my produce fix.

Now I need a nap. I am exhausted and it’s almost dinner time. Going to go take care of some basic human needs: sleep, food, and knowledge (studying for chem!)



Ok, Fine.
September 8, 2008, 11:43 pm
Filed under: family, food, friends, my day, parents, run | Tags: , , , , , , ,

I guess since it is Monday and all that I should probably write a post- since I know you’re all dying to hear what is going on in my life (because it is quite eventful and exciting)

As I sit here eating my brownie, thinking how glad I am that I’m able to avoid the freshman 15 and have my dessert too (due to my activity of choice) I am wondering what I am allowed to tell you- and why I have a spike in views today… maybe it’s ’cause it’s monday.

Ok, so since it’s monday- I should write something. You may be interested in knowing that my family came on saturday. It was a freakin’ busy day full of food. The schedule: Wake up, breakfast, clean the dorm room, shower, they’re here!, go to lunch with the roomie, go to a BBQ with the roomie and the like, go to the stadium parking lot, tailgate, watch the game (left at end of 3rd quarter), say goodbyes, go with the roomie, floormates, and RA to the union to see Leatherheads (with George Clooney), came home, crashed.

Yestruday (Sunday), the roomateS and I went to church, the same as last week. We decided against this one. It’s just not clicking like we had hoped. We trying a new one next week, of course. And last night we went to a fantabulous girls Bible study. I’m so glad that God has placed this girl in my life (the leader-ish of the group).

Today I went to my classes: Psych (it made me sooo sleepy!), chem (we did my least favorite thing: naming compunds), lunch (oh, guess this isn’t a class…), spanish 4 (i’m totally the youngest one in there- there are like five 21y/o’s in there! i feel like i need to prove myself-

Hmm. let’s see. any interesting pictures in my camera?? YES! On wednesday last week we painted our doorstop- aka a pretty-ized brick:

Oh, wait- is that a hint for you know what?? No, those arent giant Q-tips.

I better be wrapping this up. I have a study date at the library. No not like a Date date- like with a boy (I wish)- like an appointment kind of thing. Kinda mandatory appointment. Yay! Homework! It’s funny, having these appointments makes me put off doing my homework.

Oh, and I got a rose last night. I’d take a picture- but it’s way too much work at this point. I gotta be packing up my stuff. Last study night I didn’t bring my computer; big mistake.

PS and by the way- my shin splints are like pretty much gone. The Lord is so good to me. Really.



It came and went
August 23, 2008, 4:07 am
Filed under: family, food, friends, fun, my day, parents | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I woke up this morning and lazily got ready for my day. I did the usual and then added the finishing touches to my packing toward the end of my routine. At about 10, we left the house. Mom was with me, Dad was driving the minivan with all of my stuff in it. two hours later, we’re in *edited out*. First stop:lunch.

We went to wendy’s. I got my fav: southwest taco salad. it’s got chili in it! While in line we met a retired professor. Dr. L. He was very nice. We talked about his car ( and ’34 ford- since we saw him driving it) and about him working on his new house. We talked a bit about me. (it was a long line) Then, what caught me off guard: since his new house is by the boathouse, he said to just drop on by his house any time- just to say hi. This is part of why I chose *edited out* . People are much friendlier over here.

Even people that are not from the area are nice. When I was checking in with my RA, a kid from h.s. walked up to me and asked if I needed any help unloading stuff. We knew each other- but never really talked much the past 4 years.

So it’s now 1 o’clock. We worked on moving my stuff in. (and i got my id card from the union somewhere in there) It took quite a while. But everything fits!

We make a walmart run. get some stuff. get back. tell my parents bye. no tears. put sutff away. have some spaghetti-o’s (with meatballs!) and a banana- separate, of course. put some more stuff away. called a friend. interupted her prayer meeting- sorry. got ready. went out for a bite. came back. made plans for tomorrow… all day tomorrow. realized that someone forgot to lock the door. turned the laptop on. spent an hour trying to get *edited out* to realize my computer was safe. now im here trying to hurry things up.

i have plenty of pictures. you’ll see some soon. maybe tomorrow. maybe in 5 years. (when i’m outta here?!)



PB=Love
August 11, 2008, 9:01 pm
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As I’m sitting here I’ve got a snack. But not just any ordinary snack: kashi crackers + peanut butter. Can you say “yummo”? I haven’t had peanut butter in quite a while (we used to have a bad relationship, me and pb) but I decided that I could splurge a bit today (and probably needed to) since I burned a record 952 calories duirng my 1.5 hours of exercise today **edited out**

Normally Ill get somewhere between 500-750 calories burned. But today I added 30minutes of moderate effort on the elliptical to my normal 40 minute monday spin class. I also left it going when I walked to the spinning room and when I went upstairs to do abs with the group, where…

Our instructor instructed us to find a partner. That’s a problem. I’ve never been good at picking a partner for athletic things. In fact I would dread having to find someone to pepper (vb warm up: pass set and eventually spike/ down ball) with me a volleyball practice.  Nobody would ever be my partner. I was always the odd one out. A lot of the time I had to work with the coach! Back to the gym… all the girls had their partners picked out already. All of them. Every last one. Taken. I had to work with one of the guys. (Everyone in the class is at least old enough to be my parent, except the instructor who is like 23ish) I had to work with one of the guys. Let me just say, he was very nice. But it was uncomfortable- especially when I was laying on the floor holding onto his ankles while bringing my legs up and him pushing my legs back down, he was standing behind me.

Andddd I don’t really know how to tie this up into once nice bow and finish the post. I lost my train of thought.  **edited out**



OK, I’m Here!
August 1, 2008, 10:35 pm
Filed under: family, food, friends, fun, gym, my day, run, sports | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Sorry, couldn’t resist the Oklahoma puns. Despite the fact that I live in Kansas, I am not a southern girl. I have been making quite a few “southern realizations” lately. My fav: the little girl in front of us in line at the grocery store, about 6yo, was wearing a pink cowboy/cowgirl hat. Haha.

While I was at the grocery store I picked up a magazine. Thank you mom! Here it is with all my blogging stuf- minus my camera which is taking the picture. Yah, thats a water bottle; it’s critical to blogging!

This next portion isn’t going to flow well: a.ka. things will be jumpier than a mosh pit.

When we went out to lunch, there was a guy sitting at a table in front of us wearing a Georgia Tech (south!) Crew (rowing!)  Tshirt. I made mom pose for me (she was facing me) while I took his picture. I know, I’m one sneaky girl.

I went to Body Works this morning. OOOOOOOOOOMG, I am so glad I have my gym back at home. When I walked in the door for this place, I wouldn’t even call it a psuedo-gym, the people there didn’t even tell me where things were at. For a second I seriously thought that had no cardio equipment. Then I saw it: old treadmills and even older recumbant bikes (EW!). OK, what ev. I know I ran yesturday and it wouldnt be good to run again with trying to get over shin splints and all.  Then IT happened. I almost fell off the treadmill. Luckily the handlesbars extended 2 feet past my butt (?) and I caught myself. Not without escaping the view of B’s coach who was running next to me. Oh, my, that was embarassing. Fine, lets finish my mile, then go to the bikes. None of them worked. Calm down, I did some abs and called my mpm to pick me up, oh boy, that was like my pre drivers license life all over again!



What?
July 25, 2008, 2:13 am
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Holy caloric intake, Batman!

8000??? Wtf. What in the world was the the calculator smoking before I entered my stats? Really, 8000 calories. If you only knew me.

When I’m relatively active I can eat about 2500 to maintain my weight. When I’m a couch potato I need about 2000 to maintain.  How in the world could I even begin to consumer 8293.99 calories per day? Eat peanut butter all day long and constantly have the runs? Well, here are some options:

  1. Go to Heart Attack Grill in Arizona and order the “quadruple bypass burger”. But that means I would eat all 8000 in one sitting!
  2. Drink weight gainer shakes
  3. Become a scientist and harvest pure ATP, eat a mole of it and, voila: 8000 in the butt bank
  4. Slurp down 9 meals consecutively and try not to throw up

Ahh, thats all I can think of for now. Not that I’ll ever have to buy a plane ticket to Arizona or get my PhD to make sure I’m eating enough. I think I’ll stick with what know for now, and leave the calculators to the gullable thinking that it’s possible to eat a whole cheescake and still lose weight.