Thursday, September 29, 2011

17th Weight Watchers Weigh-In!

This week I lost -4.2 lbs!
Current: 275
Starting weight: 320
Total Loss: 45lbs
5 lb's away from a total of 50... wow!

I'm so excited for this weekend! All I have planned is school work..but it's been a great feeling getting everything going & done. I was at a little block for a while & that seems to have passed!
Coincidentally it was Rosh Hashanah the other day when I decided to try & get back to the gym. It started something good here! A new year... I'm excited!

Hope everyone else week was also successful

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Dinner: Egg beaters & Veggies (Mushrooms, Brocoli)  
Finally, back to the gym! Before I went in I told myself that if I had to leave early because of my foot..that it would be okay & that I had at lest tried. Thankfully the Arc Trainer didn't strain any muscles in my foot &  was able to workout for a little over my usual 20 minute goal.

I almost forgot how accomplished I felt after having worked out!- and not to mention blowing off some steam that was building up the past few weeks (stress form school & just life). 

Oh, I was also finally able to sign into my WW account online! I had sent them an E-mail & this morning (before I noticed they had E-mailed me back) my account was working again! There was a list of suggestions as to why it may not have been functioning correctly.

ALL IN ALL I'm able to track online again & am back to the gym!
TOMORROW IS weigh-in day

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Monday..

I was having issues getting on my WW account today... I'm still having problems! I may have to call tomorrow to see what's going on. It's probably something simple, I tracked with an extra tracker I got from the meetings I was going to this summer. 
How obvious is it that I love orchids?!
A part of a painting I did over the summer. The color & quality is a bit off... I  hadn't thought to take a quality picture before leaving home.

Tomorrow is no classes!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

1st Time Making Tzatziki!

After a gloomy day we get this!- well worth it... 

Over the summer I was over a friends house & was tough how to make Tzatziki. I finally decided it was time to try something different. I bought all the ingredients I could recall were going to needed ( this is one of those times I wish I had a smart phone..I could have looked up the recipe). I think I did pretty well remembering thought! Tzatziki is pretty simple to make thankfully, the only item I forgot was the dill... I bought rosemary instead. :] I still used the rosemary in the recipe.

Next time I'll chop up some onions & use more cucumber
The Tzatziki was great & I have ideas for the next time I'll be making it! I looked here, more as a reference, I didn't follow a specific recipe. (next time I'll follow this one & see what happens)
Food Networks Tzarziki Recipie!

I also picked up some strawberry Special K protein Shake, I was buying the chocolate, again I felt like changing things up a bit! Just like the chocolate.. I think it tastes just like boost! I'm confident the Vanilla does as well.. but I still haven't tried that one.

I'm not sure what happened or what I bought differently... but my groceries were much more than they usually are. The only thing I can think of is I bought misc fruits & veggies. I've been shopping for myself for 4 years now & there is a huge difference when you are buying things that taste good (junk foods) v.s. what's "good for you".
When I think about what I was buying my past years in college my shopping list would look something like this:
Cocacola (had to have it)
Frozen Pizza ( sometimes I would finish these by myself in a shameful amount of time, pretty embarrassing!)
Bread (white)
red Meats
Macaroni in a box ( I recently looked at the nutrition facts on these boxes.. whoaaa :/ )
 * the list goes on but I'm not remembering atm
OHH yeah & cake.. because I felt like I could.
The point is.. I could buy all these items on sale or get one buy one.. & that week I'd have it.

Maybe it was just a weird week..not many sales on what I was running out of!

One more! right outside our apartment the color was dulled out when I uploaded it to picasa, I re-edited the color to have it match up with the original ( I'm surprised my camera picked up these wonderful colors!).

Ready for the week

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall in Florida

Out in our apartment complex- I'm happy we are on the top floor so we can see the day light... the other floors are so dark.

Haha I can't say it enough.
I would love to live someplace where the seasons change, where you can see & smell the change outside! I will, but for now I'm going to appreciate the festive decorations that go up in stores and peoples houses. My home was never actually decorated for season.. but I would very much appreciate when I saw other people doing so.

I plan to go back to the gym ASAP (this tuesday classes are canceled!) there's no excuse as to why I would't go to the gym tuesday! My foot is feeling a bit better.. although I have been trying to keep off it as much as possible.

I have homework & reading (a streetcar named desire) to do this weekend..other than that it should be relatively relaxing!

it was beautiful out this afternoon!

I've been using this pasta a lot recently.. there are others to choose from but I keep coming back to this one.
I'm going to make this weekend a productive one
Hope everyone else is having a great weekend too!

Good afternoon

Thursday, September 22, 2011

16th Weight Watchers Weigh-In!

279.2 (gain of 0.2)

I really need to find a way to keep active (not involving my foot). I was thinking maybe use some weighs? All in all this week proved to be a challenge, with the school work & the foot issue mainly.

Finally after the class this morning I was able to make a sandwich & sit to enjoy it!
Also finally got food- that helps :]

Usually I'm very low in Iron & always forget to pick up some iron pills.... there were a few options but one I had to choose from was missing. I was also told some Aleve would help with the some of the pain from the foot.

What's always left over after a night of painting :]

This was my last day of classes till monday! There is homework to do..but at least no lingering due dates :]

Good afternoon!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What's going on!

This was the perfect time to get a post in for the day :]
I'm still working on the project (due tomorrow morning) sorry for being so repetitive. *it's almost over...
till then!

I'm finishing the sandwich off as I post.. ready to get back to painting!
ALSO my roommate and I have decided we would support each other in weightless by telling each other our weekly weight. :] Her weigh-ins are saturday & mine are Friday :] should be good!

Goodnight - Hope everyone is doing great!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Foot Issue?

Looks about right!
Turns out this is something that ended up doing more bad than good. I thought my foot would get better after a bit (before my muscles were sore, this time my foot). One healed & then I decided to get back into running again. I'm going to choose losing more weight before I start running again. :] It's one more thing to look forward to. Although I'm a bit upset I hurt myself like this. I'm not %100 sure what I did but it hurts when I the end of the day it's worse. I'm debating going to the labs tonight because my foot is hurting and the walk is longer than it usually feels.

My foot & the homework/ project due thursday has been keeping me from being able to work out (another reason I'm upset with's keeping me from being more active). If my foot hurts past friday I may have to go to the doctors :/ 
Let's hope it doesn't get to that point. Thinking about explaining to my Dr. (whom I don't know) that I hurt my foot running... :D.....

Alright! this was a nice little break. I think I'll head over to the working labs now (get some homework done). I'll just walk a little funny haha & slow.

Again:] on the upside!
Sometimes I watch movies while im sketching & brainstorming. I've been meaning to see Bridesmaids because Kristen Wiig is hilarious! The women cast in this movie are so perfect.. I couldn't stop laughing ( it was a bad choice to try and use as background noise -that was my mistake) I don't regret it though. :)

I'd recommend this to anyone who likes Kristen's kind of humor :]


Monday, September 19, 2011

Sweet Stuff!

I've come up with an idea for my next assignment. The problem is... it was assigned more than a week ago. I've been having a problem trusting my ideas. I always figure my ideas are "too stupid" or "unoriginal", so it takes me a while to figure out what i'll be doing for assignments. Anyways, this particular project is due this Thursday. Though, I was surprised to see people at the same stage as I was today.
I can finish on time, I just wish I listened to myself more.

On a sweeter note
Just some B&BW item I picked up the other day :]

I love getting cute bags from places I shop at!

This is my first Wallflower product from B&BW (this one has a night light)

Might use this?

I ended up getting two of this scent "frosted cupcake"

Using this one 1st! my room smells great.. I'm  thinking this will be one of my favorites.

I loved the cute halloween packaging :] i'm surprised I controlled myself so well with all the halloween items in store haha

The night light adjusts with a dimmer (by itself) depending on how much light is in the room!

Last minute.. before we get out of the car it starts to pour! my clothes & shoes were soaked! :[ BUT I was happy to get home & plug in my new wallflower :]
It was another great weekend. Now I'm off to do some homework <3
 * running out of food, need to go grocery shopping soon..
I'd like to try and get some salmon, every time I look & see the price I change my mind... ( depends where I end up going I suppose)

Hope everyones Monday  went well!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday Shake-up!

I always miss-judge how many bananas I buy! I'm guessing it's just one of those things...
This is how I salvage my bananas before it's too late :]

Using Total Soy (2 scoops)

eyeballed the milk

this was two bananas of the three.. 

I'll use the third banana tomorrow morning. This is with the two scoops of Total Soy.

Two surprise ingredients ( Raspberry jelly & peanut butter) my dad is the shake maker in the family.. he  always makes great shakes & the jelly & peanut butter always make them extra special. (without sacrificing too many points!)


The noisy part!

Not sure this is the pic

It ended up being thick because of the bananas :]

Also tomorrow I'm going to the mall & I have a plan! I really want some fall scented (anything).. it's my favorite season & there are always such cute things AT... {B&BW Bath & Body Works }. I'm not sure how it came up but me and my roommate will be going to the mall, we made plans to stop by B&BW :]

Here is what I'd like to pick up :]

  • 1st & main reason : Wallflowers ( I just realized how funny that sounds coming from me ..ha)
  • Candles
  • (after that it just depends on what's on sale & how much I'd spent already)
  • Oh yeah & everything..?
The point of this shopping trip was to have my room smell great! I love walking into my room after a long day in class & have it smell like the holidays or sweet things :]

I've recently just used up all of my "Pink Sugar"... before it started looking empty I sprayed that all the time,before bed, in my closet, in when I opened them I'd just a burst of sweetness.
THEN before I had "Pink Sugar" I did the same with Vera Wang's Princess.
I'm scent obsessed...

& my next hopefully! (it's not my birthday any time soon haha I just like to plan ahead...this is about 4 months ahead-haha )
I think I'll buy this for my next birthday :] Does anybody else buy themselves  small gifts for their own birthdays?
The Demeter (site they have so many unique fragrances!)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend :]



Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday Night Out! & 15th Weigh in!

15th Week Weigh In!!!
This week I was down 1.6 lbs awesome!
Current weight: 279
Total loss! -41
Starting Weight: 320

Last night was another great night out. It was not exactly "my scene", it was country night! I did not dance... I felt very uncomfortable dancing with so little people. If I were to dance it would have to be with more people around.. this was a handfull of people. We didn't expect it to be as crowded as it would be on Friday nights. I was proud of myself for even going! I was with new people & had a great night on my own terms. I'm sure for people who are used to going out would see my night in a different light. {haha rhyme}
Something I've noticed about all these situations I was always scared of... "people are more accepting than you gave them credit for". I must have been the only one who felt as if "I don't belong here..". Hello worst enemy!- that's me.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Another last minute update!

Another 1st! this will be my first time going out to a club type place... I am going with one of my roomies
that i don;t know as well.alright
ill edit this back up later :]
hope it's a goodnight

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I havn't RUN in... let's just say years?

In Elementary school..there are vivid memories of me running. I'm not positive how long it's been, but it's probably not good. The other day in my room, a feeling came over me, I had to be active! Turns out running in place for about 7 minutes is all my body was having that day.

It felt so great! I wanted to get back to that the next night, but to my dismay, the next day my legs were too sore.

Just going up & even down stairs.. I feel it. It's been a few days now since & is still hurting very much. Hopefully tomorrow the sore muscle feeling will be gone & I can get back into the running. :] Step by step, for now, no matter how much it hurts.

This sounds like a lot of complaining but I'm glad to have discovered I like running. It's really something I've been scared of for such a long time. One less thing I'm scared of!

Why I love Wednesdays!

Btw This isn't me in this video :]
Here is a link to the vlog group "Project Lifesize"

Oh! Tomorrow is Weigh in day. I have been keeping to my tracking & been  as active as my sore muscles would allow. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

 Hope everyone had a great Wednesday:]

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Multigrain Turkey Sandwich { Avacado & Mushroom}

This was too good!
Instead of mayo!
I used Avocado... "good fats" :]
For the Avocado {guacamole I just added some lemon juice, garlic powder, and some salt} very quick & easy! the salt isn't even necessary..
Bread: I found these Multi-grain Ciabatta rolls at Walmart's Bakery. What a surprise, our Walmart is now also a grocery store!
Toasting the bread too it to the next level of amazing!

{ this was all yesterday! I though I had pressed the "post publish".. I guess I hadn't!}
   The other day when we were surprised by how great our Walmart is now... I wanted to look for some snack bars. My classes are all 3 hours long :] after about the 2nd hour I notice my stomach asking for some attendance. I usually do bring a bag of cereal ,that will work also, but I wanted to se if I could find anything to quickly run & go.
Here's what I'm trying this week!
I ended up using this yesterday! This quickly filled me up & helped  me through the last hour of class.
I was also  wondering... if anybody using blogger is having an issue with colors of photos when they are uploaded.  The color after going through Picasa is dulled out  (my last picture of the" kid Z bar" is unedited & much darker than the original. Just wondering if anybody else was experiencing this problem?

Is there another way to upload photos... because I noticed that even if I do upload them from my computer they are still being uploaded into Picasa & have the same outcome overall dull dark photos.

Good afternoon!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


The site  ( mine came from Dannon's Yogurt Parfait)

I entered my code.. & have other to be entered as I go!

The Party {Friday}..
was actually really great. My roommates were pretty much the only people I actually knew. I did see some familiar faces & started making conversation with new people. Before the party we went to Chili's for dinner & decided to get  some drinks for before & after the party. I ended up buying watermelon Smirnoff - I've tried the Strawberry & the grapefruit before. The watermelon & strawberry will continue to be my favorites.
It was a great night overall :] There are some funny moments I'll keep to myself though.

& Last but not least
 My heart is out to everybody who knew & lost somebody in 9/11
-I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend!

- Goodnight

Wallflower's Progress