Posts tagged ‘chocolate’

What I Learned Yesterday

Hey!!!! Hope ya’ll are all having a good week!!!!!!

Guess what? Our coffee pot reservoir sprung a leak, so we can’t exactly make coffee the traditional way. Well, coffee pots are expensive here, so this is what we’re doing:

Step 1. Boil water

Step 2. Pour boiling water into filter w/coffee:

And there ya have it! What to do when your coffee machine is broken but you still want some coffee!! 😀

Yesterday, I went to my first ever spin class and LOVED it!!!! Made me think of this blogger and this one, too! I will say this though, it was TOUGH! hahaha I’ll definitely be taking more spin classes in the future.

Yesterday was also a day of lessons (some goofy, some not-so-goofy), so I thought that I’d share some of them with you(mostly goofy hahaha, you know me!! :D).

Lesson #1

Ignore the creepy old man at the gym who tells you to lift more weight. You’re already lifting twice the amount that he is, and plus, he’s like 70 years old.

Lesson #2

Don’t be afraid to try out new recipes. Sometimes, you’ll have flops, but others will turn out really well (homemade pasta and cashew butter!)!!!!

Lesson #3

Push yourself, but don’t overdo it. Most likely you will have the opportunity to redo whatever it is, and you don’t want to burn out completely.

Lesson #4

Eat chocolate. It helps with virtually anything. I promise. 😀

So, there ya go! I hope I haven’t scared anyone away…..hahahaha! I am who I am, I suppose, and apparently I like to make random lists!

I really can’t believe that its already Thursday!!! After Friday, I’ll only have one more week of school until I’m DONE! This entire year is just flying by!!!

I guess I had better get goin’……I do actually have school to do! 😛

See ya later!

May 12, 2011 at 5:56 am 10 comments

Party Fun Stuff

This post will be quick because I can barely think straight, and when I mix sleepiness and blogging, its not pretty.

Last night was super-duper fun! We had Jimmy John’s (I got the Turkey Tom unwich), and then lots and lots of fondue! Played Apples to Apples and watched part of a movie. Bought popsicles and a pint of Blue Bell Vanilla w/ strawberries ice cream. We randomly made a trip to the workout room at 11 PM, just for the heck of it. Consumed lots and lots of caffeine. Scared the other people staying at the hotel. Lots of fun! =D

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!!!!! I promise that tomorrow’s post will be back to normal! =D

December 27, 2010 at 1:59 pm 10 comments

Got my SAT Scores!!

I just got my SAT scores this morning!!!!! Ya’ll are the first to know. =D

Here they are

Critical Reading: 740            98th percentile

Math: 600                                  75th percentile

Writing: 620                              86th percentile

Multiple choice: 63 (score range 20-80)

Essay: 8 (score range 2-12)

It all adds up to be 2031!! Not bad for a 10th grader, I think…especially when you don’t do so well on timed tests.=P Anyway, at least now I know what the SAT is like and could probably do better next time. Especially on the Math section.

Anyway, I’m gonna workout today, but will probably just use videos that I already have: The Bootcamp Body Makeover from Exercise TV and the Jump Rope Cardio from Sparkpeople. I must say that I really like the bootcamp, because it really worked my entire body, and the next day I felt sore. Which to me, is a positive thing! =P

So I’ve decided on fondue for the party!!! (Thanks Erica! soo sorry! =P) I still need a good recipe though. I’ve seen ones that use evaporated milk and marshmellows with chocolate, and I’ve seen heavy cream and chocolate…..what is the best way to make fondue?

How’s that for a deep, thought-provoking question, huh? =P

Oh and I just wanted to thank everyone who commented yesterday and told me what their faaavorite Christmas movie is!!!! I now have a list of movies to watch! =D

Gotta run….have an awesome day!

December 21, 2010 at 7:39 am 6 comments

Christmas is Near!

I just can’t believe that Christmas is Saturday!!!! Still in shock, here. =D Saturday at 11:30 my church does a midnight service, and I think we’ll be going to that. It is soo awesome!!! And then, on Christmas morning, I have a special surprise planned for my family! (Can’t say what it is yet for fear that someone will read….but I’m soo excited!)

Last night we visited with some friends, and guess what? We ended up making those holiday pretzels again! Thanks for the recipe Julie! We love it! =P

Last night I also borrowed a book from my friend, “A Walk to Remember” by Nicolas Sparks. Have any of ya’ll ever read it???? I’ve seen the movie, which I loved, and am super excited to read the book!

So next Tuesday is my birthday and next Sunday is my party. My best friend, her mom, my mom, and I will go to a nice hotel nearby and watch girly movies, eat plenty of chocolate…that sort of thing. One thing I can’t decide on is what I want for my dessert: fondue or chocolate cobbler???? Both sound sooo yummy!!! I might have to do one for the party and one on my actual birthday. Hmmmm….which sounds better to ya’ll?? Does anyone have a tried and true fondue recipe? =D

I am finally going to be done with school today……and I’m super glad about that!! =D  All that I have to do is write an essay about the 3 key things that I learned from taking my SAT prep course.

1. Never, ever take a prep course again.

2. I learned not to reccommend the SAT prep to anyone.

3. I hate taking long tests.

Sorry about the negative list….my teacher apparently couldn’t come up with a final, so he basically lumped together all of the work I’ve done this semester into 7 parts and called it a test. Section 2 had me online taking 25 practice tests which basically took up my whole day from 11 AM to 4 PM. Exactly what I wanted to do during my Christmas break. Oh well, at least it will be done and over with….

A couple more random questions for ya’ll:

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

I really have no idea….we just watched The Family Man and that was cute, but I don’t know if I have an all-time favorite. =P

What are some of your family’s Christmastime traditions?

  Well, we usually spend Christmas day at home. My sister and I get an ornament every year. Whenever we’re in the States we go to the 11:30 Christmas eve service.

Well, I have to go write an essay…

Happy Monday! =P

December 20, 2010 at 7:37 am 6 comments

On the Road to Texarkana and a more Serious Topic

Hey ya’ll!!!!!

I’m headed to meet up with my aunt, uncle, and cousin in Texarkana (the Texas side)! Haven’t seen them in forever, so I’m really looking forward to it!!!!

Oh, my mom’s friend went home yesterday!!! She is still healing, but is doing better! =D

So anyway, I’ve got 5 hours in the car to look forward to. Mom says I should take tests to study for, so I’m now trying to come up with something else that is productive but doesn’t involve tests!!!! =D Hmmm…any ideas????

I have absolutely no inspiration for this post……guess I needed more sleep! =P So I hope you all don’t mind ramblings on nothingness…..because you may just get that! =D

You know what? I’m gonna write about something serious. Because that’s what you do when your tired, obviously. Sleepiness is the state in which your best thinking is done! =D

Anyway, I want to address today’s society’s relationship with food. There are really two sides to it. On one hand, you have people who turn to food for everything, and on the other, you have those who avoid it like the plague. Then, there are those who insist that you must live according to a certain diet plan, and if you don’t, well then, you are wrong and completely unhealthy. Something that I have learned so far in my journey to well-being is that everyone is different and functions better on different diets. Personally, I feel my best when I eat most of my carbs in the morning, and my percentages look about like 40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fats. But there are some who feel better on a low-carb, high-protein diet, or a high-fat diet, among others. Some can adopt a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, while others may feel sluggish without a source of animal protein. It is all very relative, and in my opinion, it is wrong to try to force a certain “diet” on others.

As for the disordered relationships with food, I believe that both overeating and anorexia are a growing part of the struggles that we deal with in society. People either turn to food for comfort, or take comfort in the fact that they can resist it. Extreme behavior in either direction is extremely unhealthy and hurts not only the one person, but also their friends and family. I speak from experience. I think that all of what I have talked about has made me develop a true passion for living what really is a healthy lifestyle, and to teach others how to do so. I believe that everyone has different nutritional needs, and also that if you want that brownie or ice cream cone, go for it! Life is too short to cut out stuff you love!!!!!

For more on nutritional relativism, check out this post:

http://theflourishingfoodie.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/nutritional-relativism-chocolate-chip-cookies-and-guest-posts/

Sorry about the uber-long post, I guess being tired really does result in deeper thinking. =D

What are your opinions on this topic? Agree or disagree??? Please comment below!

On a lighter note, this weekend commences the Healthy Chocoholic Christmas baking extravaganza!!!! Whoooo!

Stay happy!!

 

December 9, 2010 at 7:26 am 6 comments

Heey! First Post!

Well, first of all, welcome to the blog.

I’m first and foremost, a Christian. That doesn’t mean that I’m perfect, far from it, actually. It also doesn’t mean that I always “walk my talk” and live out the gospel. I try to, but there are definitely times when it gets pretty hard.

As you can probably tell, I have a bit of a chocolate problem. Actually, I don’t. I have a problem without chocolate. I  also absolutely loooove to cook, so you can bet on seeing some recipes on here!!! I also enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes I can take it to extremes, which is very, very bad. Really. I’ve even gone days without eating chocolate, or really much of anything. I’m working on that though, and while I still have some “not so good” (read:really, really bad) days, my family is always with me, praying with me, and just helping me in general.

I’m thinking about either becoming a dietitian or a journalist (which are actually nothing alike), but I don’t have any major college plans yet.

Sorry about the random topics in this post, I’m just trying to put all the basic information out there!

Anyway, I’m super excited about starting this blog and I hope that I’ll actually get followers! =D

November 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment


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