Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving! {Back}

Great photo I found in ibtimes

*detail* of the painting I did for a friend

 It's great to be back to where there is internet! My parents place must really dislike my computer... I was over there for a little more than a week. The net was kicking me on and off every other minute!

The day I had left :)

I came back the other night & went straight to the labs where I had to work an "all-nighter" to finish a project I thought i'd have time to work on at home. I brought everything I needed home & ended up not being able to use any of it. So, now I'm back with some free time {finally} and internet that works :)

 That doesn't mean I had a lousy Thanksgiving at home! I had a great time with my family, my parents were very proud & said they could see a difference. I'm not sure how big of a difference it was from when I saw them last- it may have been about 20is lbs?

We also don't have a scale back home :o! Once I got home I weighed in & saw I had gained 0.8 lbs
{note: I usually weigh in when I wake up in the morning} when I got back it was later & after I had gone to get some dinner with my roommate who had picked me up. *I took the bus*

Photos from when I was home!
Our turkey, we almost couldn't find one...

The first thing I noticed in the kitchen was this great fruit bowl my parents put together. The avacados were used in the gaucamole I make everytime I go home { I tell them it's super easy to make...ut it seems to be more special this way- I don't mind}
The grapefruit were HUGE! Personally I'm not a fan...but I was told they were good!

My parents had gone to the farmers market, I normally don't eat figs..but I gave it a shot! 
They were actually pretty great!

In the morning we fixed up the turkey for the oven! We used butter first then followed that with some paprika fr the color & the rest was duck sauce. :) 

starting to boil the sweet-potatoes ..

Starting the cranberry sauce (with some apples)..

The stuffing { I tried a little bit}

End result of the turkey! didn't get many pictures :(
Stuffing!- we need a better recipe for next year, but it wasn't bad

The sweet-potatoe casarole was said to be the best side that night :)  It's always my favorite part (making it!)

My brother's girlfriend joined us this year & she made apple crumble.... I CAN'T DESCRIBE how fabulous this stuff was! I've never had apple crumble & I'm happt to say I didn't eat the whole container she brought over. hahah I actually had a very small helping & enjoyed it that way.

My brother's dog! WAITING FOR FOOD TO BE DROPPED! She has an underbite haha  I have another funny picture I'll have to get on here another time.She is too cute, I didn't get a picture of my other dog this time. 

Everything's ready

Best part!

Another best.. that's a given though.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

23rd Weight Watcher Weigh-In!

Current weight: 274.0
Loss this week -1.4
Total Loss: -46 
Starting weight: 320
274- This is still within the weight I've been fluctuating between.. but I'm happy there was a loss!
It's almost Thanksgiving & i'll be going home for a few days! I'm extremely excited to go back, see everyone, hug my dogs, cook for my family,see some friends, (I Wake up to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade... always... what a dork! haha). I love all that stuff & can't wait!
My favorite is seeing some classics... like Snoopy or some of the Muppets. One day I hope to see the parade in person!

-ALSO, this doesn't mean go crazy on the food... I plan to keep track of myself & my points.

This weekend!

A few friends & I might be going to see Bob Saget Live!

Hopefully it works out... we will be buying tickets at the door.
This will be saturday :)


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dexter- awesome painting reference

While I was watching the latest episode( Season 6 Episode 7) of Dexter  ( I had to watch it late again :[ ) I realize i see Dexter & his brother pose at about 36:44 as American Gothic by Grant Wood

I hope I don't get in trouble for screencaping this
I just thought that was pretty cool, this season has really been comical.

Also, tomorrow is my weigh in day ( I wrote wedding day at first... what??) hope it's a loss!
I've been working on my portfolio and websites recently. Finals are fast approaching- can't wait to get those done!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

22nd WW Weigh In & Cute Floral Nails!

Current weight: 275.2
Total Loss: -44.8
Starting weight: 320
I'm a little sick of being stuck at 275 to 273... those numbers are really starting to get to me a bit... 
Ahh... I think I need to change it up a and exercise wise! Instead of this discouraging me, I'll let this motivate me to get past these numbers! I want to hit my -50 lbs lost.... it's so close & there is more after that! :) It's exciting.

Last night I had some trouble sleeping - since I had some time and had already removed some worn nail polish from a while back. I was inspired by my roommates lovely nails and decided to paint my own!
I also got inspiration, from a few weeks ago, I saw some floral designs painted on nails - here are mine now!
 Roses at my fingertips!
I wasn't sure they were working till the last touch of green. After the green was added it pulled together :)

I'm very happy with them!

While I was painting my nails I was also watching a movie in my Netflix Queue "Lost in Austen" the title threw me off at first but then read the description "After a dispute with her boyfriend, Amanda lands in the 19th-century world of author Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. While helping the Bennet sisters find husbands, Amanda accidentally causes problems that could alter the course of the tale. Throughout this British series, Amanda must balance her feelings for Mr. Darcy (Elliot Cowan) with her responsibility to the one of the world's greatest love stories. " Truth is I started watching it with my roommate hours before & she couldn't get past the beginning ( it  started off too slow for her taste :P ) I still wanted to watch it later & I was happy I did! This movie was so cute & very funny at times.

Okay! I bought a skateboard... it was only $4.00
The purchase was justified in my mind like so
" WHOA! I don't know how to skateboard.. but I could learn..."
" A new activity...? sounds good to me"
" It's just a small dose of nostalgia! "
The wheels even say "Rocket Power"!

Well.... now I have a kids skateboard!

It's 12:34 AM right now & someone is hammering away at something outside... I really feel like yelling at them. Maybe it's just headphone time... ( my window isn't opening so I can't yell at anyone) - I probably wouldn't be able to yell at anyone anyways, was never good at shouting


Monday, November 7, 2011

New Family & some cool nails!

Just got some new Sunset Platys! There are three

The platy's names are Autumn themed, they are Pumpkin, Ginger, & Candy-corn. My roommate & I picked them out & she helped me name them. It took a while to actually get everything finally set up. -1st semester is almost over.... :) I'm glad it's done though. I'd like to add a catfish  at some point later on.

I went to the gym this morning after my 1st class... I was wearing "soft flat type shoes..." what was I thinking? haha I couldn't stay on the machine too long a little over 15 minutes. I'm going back tomorrow with the right type of shoes!

My roommate had some time on her hands :]
Nyan Cat inspired nails :} cute!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lots to celebrate! 21st WW Weigh In

Weight wise - I stayed the same!
273 :)

:) cute
It was one of my roommates Birthday's the other day!
Also (another roommate) got an internship!

All the celebrating means going out, eating, birthday cake!
I actually made the cupcakes with some friends in a few apartments down from ours & surprised her with these

 It was a join effort decoration wise :} I made one with less icing hopping to maybe snatch that one instead of some of the packed ones haha.

Also, It's funny how things worked out for her birthday- the cupcakes ended up being very purple & almost every other person was wearing purple that night. ( the wine someone brought also seemed purple-ish)

I've gotta head over to the labs tonight & get some homework done!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Time management

I really need to organize my time better, for everything that's going on these days!
I'm finding myself not being able to do everything I want in the days I planned them for. Time isn't slowing down... it seems to be speeding up! It feels like graduation is right around the corner & there is so much that needs to be done before then.

:) I have a paper to write tonight ( it's a little last minute..yes). -bad planning on my part

Hope everyone had a great halloween! I'm sad it's all over
Another side note I still havn't been able to sit & watch Dexter! ahhh


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