That Tall Girl

All this has led up to
October 25, 2008, 2:26 am
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… me going home. No joke, the past 2 weeks have made me want to start drinking. Nonstop tests and projects to prepare for, getting sick, not being able to sleep. All this has led me home.

After my 2nd doctor’s visit of the week, where I recieved a Z pak and an inhaler, I promptly got on the road… after a quick stop at WalMart for some frosted circus animal cookies.

Sidenote: the WalMart at school only sells those frosted circus animal cookies in individual packets all bundled in a box. I was quite dissappointed. No lie, I wanted to down like 30 cookies on my 2 hour trip home, but no. I got stuck with little bags of cookies that made me feel guilty. (Honestly, I was ravenous today. Losing 10 lbs in 7 days will do that to you)

Back to reality. I will not be exercising this weekend. I totally want to go see my fellow water aerobics women now that I am home, but I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t be a good idea. All that is on my agenda for this weekend is to sleep, eat, watch movies, and go to nebraska furniture mart to scope out a toaster and another minifridge… And I might go get a massage. That sounds really, really, REALLY good right now.

Now I’m home and am glad to just sit down in a real chair and chill. The dog is especially glad to see me… or maybe she just wanted some soup. Either way she nearly fell a couple of times trying to bridge the gap between the ottoman and my chair.

FYI: it’s been homecoming week at my college this week. I haven’t gone to any of the activities. Zip, zilch, zero, nada. I’m even missing the game tomorrow (because I came home) for which I could have gotten in free to (just like any other game… fyi 🙂 ) And I’m missing the homecoming dance tonight. Hope the girls can have fun without me.

I take that back- I have witnessed ne out of the ordinary, possibly related to it being homecoming week, event. Today, as I was walking out of my 1:30-2:20 class, there was a group of people standing outside of their car, dancing to some retro 70’s music. All of them were wearing fake afro’s and shouting “Hey it’s funky friday! Have a good weekend!” They soon got back in their car and drove to the next crosswalk, only to begin it all again.

Peace out. Hope you had a funky friday. I’d going to bed.. a hopefully will not wake up for 15 more hours.


sorry, I lied
October 21, 2008, 7:44 pm
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oops. I lied to ya’ll… and to myself when I said that I was feeling better. Because I totally feel worse today. To the point of feeling like I might pass out when I was sitting, waiting for my clothes to finish in the dryer. And as for having my appetite back. Um, not so much. I still can only eat about half of what I normally would. Hey, at least I’m getting rid of some of that vanity weight… I’ve lost about 8lbs since friday. And that’s with drinking sprite and coca cola and almost living off of ice cream. Time to nap.

May the real tg please stand up
October 21, 2008, 3:13 am
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ok, I’m here. I’m feeling pretty legit today. Why?

  • I went to the doctor all by myself, got the meds I needed to help me get over the rest of this bug, and got myself home just in time for dinner.
  • I had my first ever verbal test in Spanish. it lasted about 6:30. I was way stressed about it, but I totally was able to talk with my partner for the whole time.
  • I fixed my camera

I’m probably going to get back to the exercise tomorrow. I think that I’m ready for it. (just watch me collapse or something now that I’ve said that). At dinner I sorta had an appetite again, which is usually a good indicator for me that I’m ready to get back in the swing of things.

I’m not going to lie, it can be hard to get back up after a setback like this. Honestly I feel that if you don’t have something to motivate you, you won’t push yourself. So today, I would like to challenge you to pick a goal. Not a weight, not a dress size, but a fitness goal.

Choose something like running your first 5k, 10k, half marathon, etc. Or something similar to the 100 pushup challenge that was going around this summer. Maybe you want to squat 2.5 times your body weight- because I do. Be the woman with the 25 lb dumbbells unstead of the 10’s or 15’s. Maybe you want to participate in that triathlon next May. You get what I’m saying.

It’s much easier to work towards a goal when you’re feeling like you just want to throw in the towel… and with flu season just around the corner, start putting those goals into practice. Like Nike, Just Do It.

EDIT:And since I’m a sucker for free stuff:

I entered the Gracie Gear Giveaway!

Check out Roni’s Weight Loss Blog for more information.

EDIT2: Roni has a post that has some pretty interesting info on this subject, check it out!

“Drink Your Milk!”
October 10, 2008, 3:34 am
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Since a dead battery interupted my viewing of “House”, now disrupted by coding errors on the site, I will now be talking about nutrtion… because ultimately this is a fitness/health blog, even though it doens’t seem like it as of late.

I’m sure just about everyone’s mother told them to drink their milk while they were growing up. I know that mine did.

Within the last year or so I stopped drinking it as a way to cut calories, vowing to get my calcium in other ways than that nasty glass of moo juice at dinner. That promise was short lived and I was soon a calcium deprived teen. Oh, no.

Late this last summer I started to crave milk. It sounded yummy. I said no to chocolate and yes to some, ultimately, vitamin filled water. Now I have some skinny cow with every meal, in addition to my ice tea at every meal.

Now I’m getting crazy muscle cramps, like the ones where you hurt even after it’s subsided. Aren’t those supposed to come from a calcium defficiency? I guess not. The milk I drink comes from the cows I park next to (I’ve mentioned before that I go to an Ag. school, right??) The roommie swears I could be defficient on my potassium intake. And a lady at spinning thinks it’s because I’m not getting enough magnesium. All this boils down to is: I’m not eating properly.

What?! I eat so much food (that’s a post that I’ve been working on) I don’t know how I could be defficient on things. I make an effort to eat my fruits and veggies, although it’s usually canned fruit (juice drained) and salad for the most part.

Time for some revision. Step one, add a multivitamin. That’s easy. I mooched some Centrum off mi madre when I went home. It pretty complete from A to zinc so that should work well. Step two, (this one is harder) although I try to eat healthfully, I could probably do much better (as you will see soon). Like this morning, I had raisin bran instead of lucky charms and made a better effort to drain off the juice from my pineapple. I even wiped off a bit of the extra oil from my fried egg.

I’m hoping that with little changes like these my muscles cramps with go away and maybe I might not feel so tired (I’m suspecting an iron defficiency too… because I think I’ve come close to it before).

Well, here’s to a little experiment with a college student who just got a 40% error on her Chem lab.

Mumble Jumble

I need to give some credit to Crabby McSlacker for this portion of my post… even though I was already thinking about posting about it today…

We totally got an AC unit in our spinning room at the gym today. Well, we probably got it yesturday, because it wasn’t there on monday. But gues what was there on monday?? Fans. Yes, three of them. Praise the Lord almighty! I have been told that it has reached 90* in there recently. It probably doesn’t help that it is located in a “renovated” raquetball court/room. They closed off the top because it was too noisy… and people were getting hit with raquetballs :/ . (no gym-boy today; it almost made me cry 😦 )

As for the rest of my day- It was pretty low key, but still pretty awesome. After an intense spinning session I went to the library- yes I was still stinky… I picked up my books that were on hold: Anne of the Island and some Beverly Lewis amish book in the Abram’s Daughters series. Let’s just say I’m stoked to start reading these. Came home, talked with mom, had lunch, went to wal-mart and the dollar store, came home, snacked, napped, blogged, ate dinner, talked with my grandpa and aunt, and back to blogging.

As for my snack… well, one of them. I had a slice of watermelon.

As you can see, I like to eat my watermelon with a grapefruit spoon. It’s the only fun way to enjoy watermelon, you know. In the top left corner you can see my new toothpaste from wal-mart and O’s dramamine for her bus ride to and from summer church camp coming up here soon.

I can’t remember if ‘ve said this yet, but my birthday is on Sunday- it’s the big 18!!! OMG, can’t wait. I’m talking with the parents about going to a KC T-bones game. Don’t know if thats what we’ll do or not. For dinner: something REALLY ethnic.

**As for food, I’m thinking of starting a food diary type blog, kinda like Kath has… but mine wont be as good. I’m sure it will be interesting as I have a situation that not many other bloggers will have: *edited out* trying to lose weight while eating res. hall food. **

Super Fun Sunday

Have you ever had a super fun day? Well, I just had one. And even though I’m pooped, I’m still recapping the day for you- partially because I made the effort to take pictures for you. Lets begin.

The day started with a Royals game. Gotta love good deals $15 for a seat and a hot dog and a soda because it was family day. It would have been $13.50 had we found a 4th person- but none could be found 😦 It was just Amber, Elizabeth, and me (far right) having a blast watching the Royals v. Mariners

It was a close game. And we got to see all the stats we could possibly want minus some on our new score board! It was mighty fancy. Hey, I even saw a familiar name up there: Ichiro Suzuki. You know that the Mariners used to be my team- or did you know that?? I am used to live in WA- 2 hours north of seattle and then 2.5 south of seattle a bit later. Only been in KC for 3.5 years. That’s why this guy was familiar.

During the 7th inning Sheridan’s Frozen Custard said that if the Royals got a run then you could come by their shop and get a free hot fudge sundae. And whatdoyaknow- they got a run! Free ice cream for TG!!

Yep, it’s all gone. I was too distracted after I got it, when we were walking out to our car, and the garage attendent walk 200 (!!!) feet to ask me how tall I am. Boy, times like that make me glad I’ve got 2 buddies nearby. He was a creeper. And on our way home, I’m pretty sure I saw a drug deal going down. Let’s just say the Kauffman Stadium/ Arrowhead Stadium (KC Chiefs) isn’t in a good part of town. So I was relieved when I got home. Plus I got to hang out with this fabulous girl. I’m going to miss her big time when I go to school

We went to the pool and swam/lounged about for 2.5 ish hours. It was super fun catching up on everything that going on- plus we planned our next 3 weekends or so. Now I’ve got to remember it all. You’ll definitely be hearing about it- since a lot of it revolves around my 18th birthday next sunday, a week from today 🙂

There’s so much more that I want to write but I need to keep mum until tomorrow so that I’ll have something to blog about.

**Last week was like crazy hormonal and I as I stated yesturday- I didn’t want to do anything. But I am back and kickin’. This week I will be going to some morning spinning classes (yay!) and swimming. I’ve got a nasty blister on my right heel the size of a nickel that’s trying to heal- so probably no running or lifting (??).This totally upsets my training for the race for the cure that I was wanting to do on Aug. 10th… bah gotta stop writing. Ciao**

July 1, 2008, 6:33 pm
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Since I graduated from high school this may and had oodles of people over at out house my dad made a poster like thing of pictures representing different times in my life. It has made me realize what a roller coaster I’ve been on in the last 3 years.

Here’s what I looked like my sophomore year:

Sorry that there’s a bit of a flash showing up in the picture- I don’t have a scanner.

I used to think that this was a “fat” picture. Hahaha, I look skeletal in this! Boy was my body image perception messed up.  I have to say that I love myself a lot more now than I did when this was taken. I don’t quite know what’s made the difference, but whatever it was I’m really glad.