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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

When at First you don’t Succeed….

…try, try again. I weighed myself yesterday. Nothing. Didn’t gain, didn’t lose either. I’m a little dissapointed in myself……and I honestly have no idea how to add in more calories. I haven’t been keeping a close count, but at the end of every day I’ve felt superfull and even kinda bloated. So, in an effort to add calories to my smoothies, my mom suggested that I buy a protein powder or something similar. So, I got a strawberry flavored one, and had my first banana-strawberry protein shake today!

I was definitely upset about the lack of progress, but I know that God has a plan for me and that I will get through this!!!!

In other news, dinner was fabulous! We had some teriyaki chicken, rice, pasta, and stir-fried veggies!!!!! So yummy!!!!! For the veggies, I chopped up a monster zucchini(it yielded over two cups when chopped!!!!), some onion, carrot, and bell pepper. Then, I sauteed the zucchini and carrots in some oil and soy sauce until almost done, and added the bell pepper and onion with some more soy sauce and cooked until all of the veggies were done! So tasty and good on sandwiches, too! =D

What did you guys think of Lindsay’s guest post yesterday? I thought it was pretty awesome! Aren’t those phrases great? Itreated myself generously yesterday by not letting my disappointment ruin my day and by spending some time just relaxing and giving myself a quick break from stress!!!

Did you do anything yesterday to treat yourself?

Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!!!!!!!

February 8, 2011 at 8:05 am 9 comments

Happy Monday!

I haven’t weighed in yet, so I’ll post the results of that tomorrow!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and a good time watching the Super Bowl, if you did! =D

Today, I have a super special guest post for you all!!!! Lindsay from Cotter Crunch wrote it, and I have to say, its awesome!!!!

Here ya go:

Hey there Lovely Healthy Chocoholic Readers! I hope you are all staying warm and enjoying the day. I know Gen is since her season in Brazil is opposite ours right now!

Anyway, when Gen asked me to write a guest post for her I was thrilled. Actually, first I was honored and then I was thrilled. I just love this girl and her positive outlook on life! It’s great to be a part of it in some way. In order to keep that same perspective, I thought I’d talk a little bit about how self esteem can bring great joy to your life.

You see, as you age, you start to really discover who you are. You can either embrace that or reject that. I know we see a lot of young women today who are afraid of being themselves for fear of rejection. Well, let me just tell you, rejection is just God’s way of saying “you don’t need anyone else’s approval but mine!” Wow, that can be hard to hear, but it’s the truth. And you know what, God loves you despite your flaws. Heck, he’s the one that gave those flaws in order to make you UNIQUE. Now I realize that some people do not believe in God, but look at the bigger picture here. You are who you are for a reason, embrace it, love it, and enjoy it!

Be Good To You 


Be Yourself ~ Truthfully
Accept Yourself ~ Gracefully
Value Yourself ~ Joyfully
Forgive Yourself ~ Completely
Treat Yourself ~ Generously
Balance Yourself ~ Harmoniously
Bless Yourself ~ Abundantly
Trust Yourself ~ Confidently
Love Yourself ~ Wholeheartedly
Empower Yourself ~ Prayerfully
Give Of Yourself ~ Enthusiastically
Express Yourself ~ Radiantly

Author Unknown


Can you relate to any of these sayings? Write them all on a separate card and each week rotate through them.

Let’s start with this week.

Treat Yourself ~ Generously

Treat yourself with good nourishing food, treat yourself with daily walks or exercise, treat yourself with the things you love to do, like cooking, taking pictures, or baking. I think I’ll go first. Grab a spatula!

Cheers to YOU!


Wasn’t that awesome?

What are ways that you can treat yourself generously this week?

I plan on fueling myself with good, nutritious, delicious food and also indulging with my family!

Hope you have a great Monday!

February 7, 2011 at 7:15 am 6 comments

School Overload and Weigh-In #2

Hey! Hope everyone had a restful weekend!!!! I would like to report that we (almost) successfully cleaned out our fridge. The last of the Chinese will be eaten for lunch, and then we can start cooking more stuff to fill up the fridge with! =D Did you do anything special over the weekend?


Sorry for the later-than-usual post, I’ve been doing school basically all morning!! I’m taking a webpage design class, so I had to check out some website formats. I’ve also been working ahead in some subjects so that when a group from our church comes down, I can take some time off of school! So this means that I’ve been doing Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday work in some of my classes this morning! Of course, I had my cat to help me:

I am here to help!

Needless to say, I decided that it was the perfect time to take a break and blog! =D

I weighed in again today. I mean, that’s sort of obvious seeing as its in the title of this post…but anyway I gained another half-pound. I’ve been using some of ya’lls tips and they’re great!! =D Basically, I’m trying to add more sources of healthy fats into my diet to “bulk” up my foods! And I’m also eating more pb than anyone would have ever thought possible….and anymore, I’m never seen without a snack of some sort in my hands! =D

I know that a half-pound isn’t a WHOLE lot, or actually, is very little, but the saddest thing is that I had a mini-breakdown when I did the math (kilos to pounds) and figured out how much I had gained. I’m fine now, but I guess it just goes to show that I still have to fight my Eating Disorder even harder and that its still there, even if I have days where I think that I’m completely better. I’m so blessed to have such a wonderful family to help me and I’ve been praying a lot about it and I’ve finally begun to have a sense of peace about my appearance! =D Good news!

Once I hit 105 again, my mom said that I could start running on one of my two exercise days! I’m soooo excited!!!! Once I hit 115, I can start running for real!!!! That just makes me want to reach my goal even faster! As long as I can maintain my weight, I can run!!!! =D

Well, I had better be off….

Happy Monday!

January 31, 2011 at 8:09 am 10 comments

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