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Packing Frenzy

 First of all, thanks for all of ya’lls college advice!!!! It was really awesome! =D

Here’s a story for ya: Well, my real social security number card is in Brazil. So we had a notorized copy of it that I took with me yesterday so I could prove my identity before I took the driver’s test. Guess what? The copy is only valid for 30 days and we got mine in October. Like my SSN was going to change in 30 days. So, we got another copy, and I will take that test today!!!!

Its been a madhouse around here, what with us trying to stuff all of our crap that we’re taking back for ourselves and for the ministry into suitcases. We each have two check-ons: one for personal stuff and one for ministry stuff. Here’s what my personal suitcase currently looks like:

 Do you think this will ever be closed? I suuuure hope so! =P

Today I’m trying out a new workout, that I’ll do in conjunction with my usual 10 minute jump rope workout, so here’s the link:

20 minute sweat workout:

Because nothing helps packing-related stress better than sweating. Followed with some nice yoga, maybe. I’ve only recently begun doing a little bit of yoga, so I don’t really know a lot about it yet.

I have a question for all you runners out there:

What are foods that are important for runners to eat to avoid feeling run down? Is there anything or any food group in particular that you should eat before or after running? I know everyone is different, but I want to know what works for you. =D

Well, I guess I’d better be heading out to cram for that driver’s permit test….hope I actually get to take it today! =D

Happy Thursday!


January 6, 2011 at 7:31 am 6 comments

Happy Christmas Eve!

Well, all of my family’s plans for yesterday basically went out the window. My aunt is feeling really sick, so we didn’t go to my dad’s side’s house for taco night. But, we did pick up my beeeeest friend and had an awesome afternoon and went to her house for our Christmas celebration there. And we had mexican, which I sort of think is funny.

So yesterday my friend asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and I jokingly said “world peace”. So then we went window shopping and tried on sone stuff, and later we went to Gracie Bleu’s frozen yogurt. It was our first time there, but it was like a self serve froyo place, and the guy working there gave us a TON of those little ketchup containers so that we could taste all the different flavors. Their setup was pretty cool, with about 4 stations with 2 separate flavors and 1 mixture of the two each. For example, there was a strawberry froyo and a birthday cake flavor, and the mixture was strawberry shortcake. Then there were tons of toppings and stuff to choose from. While we were sitting, my friend handed me a box with a bracelet inside. She then said that when we went into one of the stores that we visited, there were “world peace bracelets” at the front door for sale. So guess what I am now wearing? I got world peace for my birthday! =D

World peace! =D

So today, we’re hanging out for most of the day and tonight we have church, which will be nice!!!!!

So, recently I’ve been thinking about going vegetarian. However, my family is pretty much worried that I won’t get enough key nutrients. Because of this, I’ve decided to pick one day a week to be a vegetarian to sort of show everyone that I would be able to eat a balanced diet. I’m thinking that the day might be today, but I still have to actually talk with my parents. And once or twice a week vegetarianism might be all I can do for now, I want to see how it works out for me personally, though.

Well, what are your Christmas/Christmas eve plans?

Happy Christmas Eve!!!!

December 24, 2010 at 7:51 am 8 comments

I Got Tricked.

Guess what? I’ve got two more tests, which I found out I was going to take yesterday. Not talking about it any more. =D

So, anyway, I’m still having a pretty great time just vegging around but I can already tell its gonna get old. fast. I need stuff to do!!!!!! =D Hence the baking extravaganza that will begin as soon as my tests are taken and I have the necessary ingredients. Because baking for other people is therapy for me. I also like to cook meals, which I might do tonight!!!! Yipee! Another boredom-buster is reading all of you’re awesome blogs! =D

Well, I ended up working out to two of my already posted videos: the tried and true 10-minute jump rope video, and the Exercise tv Total Body Bootcamp. It was a pretty dang awesome workout, if you ask me…especially for a 30 minute one!

Oh good news! I’m halfway to my weight goal! Yipeee!!!! 10 pounds down, 10 to go! Then I’ll be at 115, which is a great weight for my height….especially since I’m 5’3 and have a smallish build anyway. Oh, and my sister, who is three years younger than I am is almost as tall as me. People think that we’re either twins or that she’s older. Being short stinks, if you ask me. At least I’ll never have to worry about being taller in heels than my date. =P


So, I’m sorry that I’m putting ya’ll through all of my random nothingness…this is what really goes on inside my mind. I swear, I’ll be listening to a conversation, and someone will say something that will make me think about something else that’s completely random, and I’m not even able to contribute to the conversation because my mind is ping-ponging back and forth between different topics.

So basically, I just type out all of the ping-ponging going on, and you poor people end up with a big, long post on nothing, really. =D

Well, guess I had better go study….

happy Wednesday!

December 15, 2010 at 7:33 am 6 comments

Its Snowing!!!!

There’s snow on the ground in West Virginia!!!! Brrrrr. I haven’t seen snow in 7 years!!!!

We got here yesterday afternoon, and have had a wonderful time so far. Its so great to see my family and spend some quality time with them.

As for yesterday’s post, it was hard to write originally, but after I had finished, I felt so much better. Even now, I still avoid talking about it, even with my family. My family and friends have been so amazing. I thank God for them every day.

Anyway, we’ve been super busy, which is why I haven’t posted earlier. We left our house on Thursday, and got into our hotel, which was the halfway point of our trip, just as it started to snow. We were worried that we wouldn’t be able to leave the next morning, but it was all fine. We even got in earlier than expected!!!! Last night, we had this wonderful soup made with leftover turkey, rice, and fresh veggies!!!! It was an amazing and creative way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers. We then spent time just chatting and visiting about what all has been going on. It was so much fun!!!!

We then got up this morning, and went out to set up some Christmas trees. When do you set up your Christmas trees? Right after Thanksgiving or right before Christmas?

We just got back from some of my other cousins’ house, where we had sandwiches for lunch. We watched home videos, and some of us played a game called Don’t break the chain. It was pretty funny!!!!! Now, there’s an Arkansas game going on and some of the guys are watching that. We’re all going to get together again tonight for fajitas!!!! Yummy!!!

That’s really all that’s going on right now…

I hope you all are nice and warm!!!!!

November 27, 2010 at 3:37 pm 4 comments

My Journey to Healthfulness

 Hey everyone! Today’s post is a little more serious than usual.

I’ve mentioned my eating disorder a couple of times, but never really talked about it.  I’m still fighting it right now, and there are definitely times when I just sit down and cry over anything. I’m a perfectionist by nature, and I also have always had a low self esteem. I originally wanted to lose like 10 lbs when I started exercising and changed my diet. But, losing weight was something that I felt I had control over, and something that I felt that I could do. Whenever I was having a bad day, I would think to myself: “I may not be able to control whatever is making me upset, but I can control what I eat.” It got to the point where I was eating around 800 calories a day, but was in denial about the whole thing. I looked gaunt, and weighed about 96 lbs. I had no energy to be a good daughter, sister, or friend. I know that by myself, I wouldn’t have made the decision to fight my disordered eating. It was God, working through my family and friends, especially my mother, who showed me that what I was doing was wrong. As of right now, I cannot say that I am completely healed. I am definitely better, but I still have a  long way to go. This holiday season, I want to give thanks for  the family and friends who have always been there for me.

Here’s an awesome video of one of my favorite bands:

Well, sorry for the super serious post, but this is something that I felt I should talk about.

Have a wonderful day!!!!

November 26, 2010 at 10:23 am 2 comments

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