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We finished all of Lost!!!!! Finally! What an ending! =D

We think that maybe everything that happened on the island actually happened, and the “alternate reality” thing where they didn’t know each other at first was after what had happened on the island, when they were actually dead. I’ve heard people say that they died in the plane crash though and the island never happened. What do you  think?

We’ve got a ton of stuff going on right now…..a group from our home church in the States arrives tomorrow, and another, from a different church, arrives on the 19th, which just so happens to be the day that the first group leaves. Basically, we won’t sleep for two weeks. But it’ll be fun!!!

Since one of the groups will be here on my sister’s birthday (the 23rd), we’re doing a little something before and after. Her party will be after her birthday, but today I’m gonna bake up a little somethin’ somethin’ for her. For her party, I have another, bigger somethin’ somethin’ planned. Her favorite cake is red velvet, and I’m going to attempt one for her!! =D What’s your favorite cake?

As for my weight gain plan, it’s still going pretty slow….haven’t weighed myself yet, but if I gained anything, it wasn’t much. I’m starting to get really upset, which makes it even harder to stay on track. Any motivational quotes or mantras?

I’ve noticed that a lot of ya’ll are giving something up for Lent. I’ve decided that since the point of the Lent season is to grow closer to God and to better understand Jesus’ sacrifice, then I’m going to set aside some time each and every day to thoroughly study the Bible and pray. I mean, I read the Bible and pray, but I want to do more!

I’ve got an awesome workout planned for today! Kickboxing and random cardio vid , here I come! I had better be off….hope ya’ll have a great day!


March 10, 2011 at 6:25 am 18 comments

It’s Friday!

Sorry about dropping off the face of the planet yesterday…..

School+an afternoon out with my mom= one tired chocoholic! =D

Anyway, I tried a new cardio workout yesterday! I’ve been doing PE through my homeschool program, and in order to not get bored by doing the same thing on a daily basis, I’ve been scouring the internet for good videos or routines. This one came off of ExerciseTV, which I happen to love, and its already 30 minutes long, which means that for the first time in probably 6 months I didn’t do my 10 minute jump rope cardio workout! Here’s the link:

Less is More Cardio:

It was a decent workout, pretty basic, but exactly what I needed in order to get a good cardio workout in without burning too many calories. And because I did this video, I got to eat even more yesterday….gaining weight while doing daily PE is tough work, folks! =P

So yesterday afternoon my mom and I went out to the ministry office for a little while. We’re going to do some stenciling in there, and we’re making our own stencils, so we needed to figure out what we wanted the stencils to say, the right size for the stencils, and print out what we’re going to put on the stencil. We had a pretty great time, and I really needed to get out of the house….plus I got to put off Algebra II, which is just fine by me!

I can’t believe how fast this week has flown by!!!! Its already Friday!! I’m still as motivated as ever to gain weight using the new plan, and I definitely think that I’ve been stressing out a whole lot less! Once again, my family is pretty stinkin’ awesome and has been super supportive throughout this entire process!!!!! =D

I have absolutely no idea what we’re going to be doing this weekend…..I think that there’s something with the guys who are in our soccer project, but don’t know if I’ll go to that. What are your weekend plans?

Hope you have an awesome Friday!

February 25, 2011 at 6:17 am 10 comments

Back on Track

As you all could probably tell, the last couple of days have been pretty tough.

This morning, my mom and I really hashed things out, and we’re coming up with a new-and-improved weight gain plan for me! I will reach my goal! Of course, there will still be days that are harder than others, but God has blessed me so much by giving me a wonderful, supportive family! =D

I think I need to wash my hair.....

In other news, the reason I’m so stanky looking in the above pic is because I got in a super-duper awesome workout today! whooo!!! =D Three random cardio videos that I found online mashed together gave me a great 30 minute workout! =D

Two of the vids are already in my cardio section, the 10-min jump rope and 10-min jump start. This third one is also from  SparkPeople, and its a 10 minute bootcamp video. Here’s the link for ya:

Anywho, I usually do a circuit workout and finish up with a 10 min video, but today I wanted a little something different! =D I looove circuit workouts because they combine strength training and cardio so well, but my muscles just weren’t feelin’ today!

Guess what else? I baked my first rolls yesterday! I got the recipe off of, but I can’t find it today, so I’ll just post what I used here:

Buttery Rolls

1 C hot water

2 T Butter

3 T Sugar

1 pack instant yeast

2 1/4 C flour

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp salt

Stir butter and sugar into hot water until the sugar has completely dissolved. Let water/butter mixture cool until lukewarm. Dissolve yeast into water/butter mixture. Stir in salt, egg and flour. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Spoon into 8 greased muffin tins. Let rise again until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake in a 425 F oven 10-15 minutes or until done.

These were sooo good!!!! They’re great for those who haven’t made a lot of bread because they’re pretty easy and the ingredients are simple. I have another roll recipe where if you beat the dough too much, you ruin the rolls. This dough is very sticky, but trust me, it works! =D

I still remember all of those other bread recipes on my list! I’ll be getting to those very, very soon!!!! =D

What do you do to switch up your workout routine?

What food cravings do you get most often?

Personally, I crave a lot of chocolate, but not much else that’s sweet. Other than that, its pretty much carbs all the way! =D And salt. I looove salt!

Hope you have a great day! =D



February 22, 2011 at 9:33 am 10 comments


Sorry for the pessimistic post yesterday! I was feeling super frustrated with everything going on and used my blog to rant and vent a little bit.

Today is a new day, and even though yesterday wasn’t so good, I’m determined to turn everything around and get back on track!!!! I started today off with a huuuge bowl of oatmeal that I made with water, let sit in the fridge overnight, and added milk and microwaved this morning. Soooo creamy and good! =D I also added some honey for sweetness!!!!!

I’m actually taking PE through my homeschool program, so I’ve been doing strength training 3 days a week and cardio 2 days. This might be one of the reasons that I ended up losing some weight, so now I have to up my intake of food during the day! I’m trying to look for calorie-dense foods to eat instead of making a huuuuuuge plate of low-cal items. I find that if I consume smaller amounts of high-cal foods, I don’t feel as bloated the next day, which in turn makes it a whole lot easier to eat the amount that I should be eating. What are some good, high-calorie, nutrient-dense foods????

I hope everyone had a great weekend!!!!! After our crazy morning, we stayed in last night and had some major relaxation time!! It was awesome! We watched Extraordinary Measures with Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford! Its about a father who has two kids with Pompe, which is a genetic disease that kills kids before they reach 10 years of age. In order to find a cure for them, he teams up with a grumpy scientist who has done extensive research on Pompe. It was seriously good!!!! I almost cried a couple of times! =D

What is your faaavorite movie of all time??

I really liked this one, and Casablanca is definitely another favorite!

Well, I had better get going on my schoolwork!

Hope you all have an awesome Monday!

February 21, 2011 at 6:37 am 8 comments

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