Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sucker for horror movies...

Watching "The Shining" right now. Seriously love this movie. Great novel too. Jack Nicholson=brilliant.

Sooooooo, to update y'all:

Last Saturday: Can't really remember it, to be honest. haha. I had a great workout (sweat a TON), went to work, then I went grocery shopping afterward.

Sunday: Easter! We went to church and then I pretty much loafed around the rest of the day, with some studying in between. haha. I ate pretty badly, but oh well. I ate really well before and after the holiday, and worked out like a dog. Cheesecake was low fat and DELISH. Love my mother < 3333. It was so nice to spend time with my family. I felt like a stuffed pig by the end of the night. I ate a ton of vegetables, though, so I'll contribute some of the stuffed-ness to fiber. haha.

Sunday was also the 1-year anniversary of my good friend, Matt's, death. He killed himself in Iraq. It was so hard, going to the funeral. We were really close. I miss him < 333. Being with my family helped a lot.

Monday morning's workout went pretty well! I knew I had to work out hard, because of Sunday's indulgences. I went home, because I'm done with classes. I've started mixing in bananas and berries in my GNC shake and it's amazing. AMAZING. I've also taken to eating sweet potatoes as a post-workout snack. So yum yum just plain. I studied for my History and Biochemistry finals the rest of the day. And had whole wheat spaghetti and soy meatballs for dinnerrrrrrrrrrrr. So good.

Tuesday was another 7 AM workout. It went pretty well! I also found out that I WON A NORDICTRACK INCLINE TRAINER X7I. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH SO EXCITED! Can't wait for it to come < 3333. That put me in a great mood. I took a bus into Oakland for my History final, took that, then I went to Trader Joe's to pick up a few things--basically just veggies. Dinner was the leftovers of my spaghetti :).

Wednesday was yet another 7 AM workout session. It also went well. Went home, and on my way home, I saw a skulk of baby foxes! Most precious thing ever. Made my day < 333. I had work later on, and it was also Game 7 of the Pens v Tampa Bay. The Pens lost, but I'm still proud of them, and I'm not too upset. You can't win 'em all, you know?

Thursday was ANOTHER 7 AM workout session. It went pretty well. Took a bus into Oakland to take my Biochem final. It actually went SO much better than I thought it would. I'm pretty optimistic about my grade! I was in a great mood afterward. I had my cheat meal--Burgatory. I've become obsessed with that place. Their veggie burgers are out of this world < 333.

Yesterday, I had yet another 7 AM gym session. I was a little tired, but it went pretty well. I went home afterward and cleaned around the house a little bit. I had to work at 5, and that was all well and good, I suppose. haha.

Today was my last 7 AM gym session of the week! It didn't go as well as I wanted it too, but my body was preeeetty tired. I worked from 9-6, and that went pretty quickly. I was constantly moving around and doing things, though, so that's probably why. I came home, ate dinner (big Mexican-type salad with spinach, black bean burger, avocado, peppers, onions, and mushrooms. SO GOOD.), and have been loafing around and watching "The Shining."

Tomorrow, I work from 10-7, then it's spaghetti tiiiiiime--best part of the week. haha.

Nothing too significant in terms of weight loss. I think I'm actually at my ideal weight, because even though I'm pushing myself, my body doesn't seem to want to lose any more. And my legs and arms are starting to get a little too small. I don't want to look sickly, you know?

Alright, I'm out of here. Bye, everyone!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Man, I love trashy MTV television.

Just re-lived Seasons 1-6 of "The Hills." Oh, nostalgia. haha.

So, to recap:

Friday: Pens game was fun, even though we lost. Crowd was lame, but whatev.

Saturday: Worked out at 7 AM, worked from 9-6, then went home and pretty much did nothing. haha. My parents went to a party and my brother was out with his friends, so I had the house to myself! It was nice to have some alone time. Fun times. haha.

Sunday: For the first time in a while, I didn't want to punch myself in the face, working on a Sunday. Customers were nice and I didn't work with annoying people. haha. The day was over before I knew it! It was a rest day, so no exercise, but I was on my feet all day. Came home and had my whole wheat spaghetti and soy meatballs :). So good, as always. Studied and all that fun stuff.

Monday: Class, then gym. Had my whole wheat spaghetti after a hard workout, then went to work. Work was alright--nothing special. haha.

Tuesday: 7 AM workout, then class, then I took my Organic Chem Lab final. Yeesh. haha. It was manageable, but I'm not entirely sure how I did on it. Then, I had my "cheat meal" of the week--Burgatory. I finally tried it! SO GOOD. Oh my Lord. Their veggie burger is homemade, not those lame frozen patties. They make it with mushrooms and lentils and...oh Lord, so good. They also make their fries with rosemary and thyme. Can't even express how good it was. Yum yum yummmm. Will definitely be eating there again :). Came home, cleaned my GROSS ASS bathroom, did some laundry. Yep. Good times.

Wednesday: Class, then gym. Coffee Tree, work. Yep, same old. Nothing special. Except a sweeeeeeeet Pens game. Thank you, James Neal, for the clutch goal < 3.

Thursday: 7 AM workout, Coffee Tree, class, then work. Yep. Last day of classes. Sad :(. haha. I start my summer lab on May 9,, not too long. Blegh.

Today (Friday): Woke up at 5:30 AM, worked out from 7:30-9, walked to Coffee Tree, went to church with my Pops, then came home and I've been studying Biochemistry since then. The final is on Thursday, and it's gonna be rooooooough, Man. I have a History final on Tuesday, but I'm not as worried about that final. My cheat meal is definitely happening after that damn Biochem final, that's for sure--I will have earned it. haha

Tomorrow, I'll be going to the gym around 9, then I work from 1-10, then I'll probably do a little bit of grocery shopping before bed. I also need to buy some more of those num num GNC Total Lean Shakes.

Sunday is Easter! I get to eat my first sweet in 40 days. Love love loooove it. What's my first sweet gonna be? Tune in later to find out. haha. I'm going to my Grandma's for Easter, and she usually makes cheesecake for Easter. Ooooh boy. haha.

My sister graduates in a little more than a month, and I'm going! Which means I'll be going to Savannah, Georgia. So excited. Georgia=gorgeous. And I can wear sleeveless stuff every day. haha.

Time to get back to studying! Studying on a Friday night--I'm crazy, Kids. haha.

PS. All the stuff from Free People fit. I can wear a size small in a lot of stuff. That's freaking CRAZY. A personal trainer at my gym said that I don't need to lose any more weight. That makes me feel so good :). I'm pretty much just toning at this point. wooooo.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Another week goes by...

Warm weather...ah, how I love thee.

This week FLEW. Sheesh. My week wasn't too eventful, but it was still great :).

Monday, I got up early, went to class...and it was canceled. haha. I was contemplating skipping that class anyway, but I guess God was on my side. Sweet deal. So, I got to go to the gym earlier. Worked out for almost 2 hours, then went to Coffee Tree for my reward (yummmm skinny latte), then I ate my whole wheat spaghetti and soy meatballs. OH MY GOD, SO GOOD. Better than any sweet on the planet. Seriously.

Speaking of sweets, haven't had one since the beginning of Lent, and I'm not too upset about it. Kinda proud of myself :).

Went to work, then I went home and crashed. I haven't been sleeping well, and I'm not entirely sure why. Monday night was another one of those nights. Laaaame. haha.

Tuesday was my off day. I finished my LAST OChem I Lab Report. Yes. I'm gonna miss my Lab instructor, though. He was kinda precious < 333. They had a "food day" for the last lab, and someone brought an oreo cake and a cheesecake. Jerks, I tell you. haha.

After the lab, I went to Fuel 'n Fuddle for my "cheat meal" of the week. So worth it. Num num num.

Later that night, I went to the grocery store and bought a lot of num nums, including the largest tomatoes I've ever seen in my life. haha.

Tuesday night, my stomach rebelled against me. I eat so well usually that a Fuel n Fuddle meal is almost toxic to my body now, I think. That's crazyyyy. I bounced back overnight, though, and was good for Wednesday.

I went to class, then I headed to the gym. Had another hardcore sweat session, then I headed to Coffee Tree (yet again) and then I had work. I came home, made my lunch for Thursday, and CRASHED.

Yesterday, I went to the gym at 7 AM. I thought I hated doing it, but I actually don't. When the weather is warm, I LOVE morning workouts. I dunno if that's weird or normal. I went to Coffee Tree afterward, then I headed to class. After class, I went to work early, had another coffee (I had calories to spare. haha), and then worked. Some jerko didn't show up (He's made it a habit these past couple weeks), so we were short-staffed aaaagain. It wasn't too bad, though. Endorphins make me a much more enjoyable person ;). Came home and crashed yet again!

This morning, I had another great 7 AM session, but it was longer, because I just didn't go to my recitation this morning. I hadn't missed one, and we didn't have anything due this, I was bad. Ooooh well. I walked down afterward, got my Coffee Tree, then I walked home. Which is where I am now. Using my Mio, I calculated that in addition to the 1350 calories I burned at the gym, I burned another 500 calories just in all my walking from the gym and home. And I have to make that trek again later. Ooooh Lord. haha. The weather is so beautiful, I just don't care.

Time to make some lunch! Tofu bacon black bean cheeseburger (on an Arnold Whole Wheat softwich) with brussel sprouts and baked beans. I can afford the carbs furreal. So excited!

So, my new favorite thing is nuking a Luna Bar. It makes them taste soooooooooo much better. My personal favorite is the Oatmeal Raisin nuked--taste just like the cookie! Yum yum.

I'm going to the Pens game tonight, and then another 7 AM workout tomorrow morning before work! Then, I do believe I'm taking off Sunday. Body needs some loving. And some whole wheat spaghetti with soy meatballs ;). Finals are coming up--gonna be crazy.

Lunch time!

PS. Should be getting a whoooooooooole bunch of cute clothes from Free People and Urban Outfitters in the next couple days. So pumped. May post pictures :). Enjoy the weather!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Busy Bee!

I have been running around like a crazy person, thus explaining my lack of updates. I left off on March 31? Jeez. haha. Nothing crazy has really happened this past week, I guess. Just work, class, and the gym. I don't really know if I've lost any weight this week, but honestly...I don't think I want to lose any more weight. At church today, I was wearing a short dress...which I haven't done ever. Ever. I wore high heels too. And I looked damn good, I'm not going to even lie to you. I thought my legs were a little big, but I saw in my screen door that they look...good. Yep, I'm gonna brag about it. haha.

I bought size mediums at Free People, and they're a little loose. LOOSE. FREE PEOPLE. That's mind-boggling. haha. Mediums at Gap are a little big too. I was reading that it takes you a year to mentally realize the loss of ten pounds. In one year, I lost 80. That's 8 freaking years of "realization." No wonder I think I'm big sometimes. But, if I can basically wear a small at Urban Outfitters, Gap, and Free People...I obviously don't have much weight to lose, if any. I have loose skin, but that's gonna happen. I was too overweight :(. I am toning like a bitch, though. I won't lie--my arms are getting to look hot, Man. haha. It's my tummy I worry about most, and even that is getting much better. I'm starting to realize how pretty I am...I just want to be prettier on the inside, which is most important. I need to work on that. Furreal.

I've started a ritual of Sunday night whole wheat spaghetti and soy meatballs. My mom makes the soy meatballs from Morningstar Crumbles, and she adds her own little ingredients to the meatballs and she makes her own sauce. Oh my God, SO GOOD. I'd take that over Fuel 'n Fuddle and Coffee Tree aaaaany day. That's how good it is. She's Italian, so she knows what she's doing. haha. I eat half of it Sunday night, then I take the other half for lunch on Monday after my hardcore workout session. Gotta replenish those muscles with carbs and protein :).

Had an OChem Lab report and a Biochem exam last week. Neither were too bad. I didn't sleep much this past week, so it was kinda rough. haha.

I have been slowly replacing the total body trainer with more treadmill running and upper body strength training. I still use the total body trainer sometimes...and it still kicks my ass. But in a good way. haha. If I didn't burn 600 calories or more every session on that damn thing, I'd curse it. But, it does my body (especially my arms) good.

No cheat meal this past week--I was very good :). haha. The closest I got to one was my veggie bacon cheeseburger on an Arnold Whole Wheat sandwich thin. With brussel sprouts. So yum yum. I also made an almond milk smoothie with berries and natural peanut butter. If you ever have natural peanut butter, you'll never want that processed shit ever again. So good.

This week, I'm having a damn cheat meal. Tuesday, I'm planning Fuel 'N Fuddle after my lab. I burned like five bagillion calories this week and ate very well, so I don't feel guilty about it at all. Plus, it's the only day I don't have work.

Today is the first Sunday I haven't worked in a while. THANK GOD. The weather is gorgeous. I went shopping with my mom, and I got mostly produce (need my post-workout tomato and my pre-workout apple), and I got some Chobani, because it's the best thing ever.

This week, I only have a lab report due. Whew. I work almost every day too, so that means I can come home and go to bed, not having to worry about finishing a stupid lab report or studying for a lame exam.

Finals are in two weeks. Yeesh. I'm taking a Chem Lab in the summer, but it's only 6 weeks. I'm just excited for warm weather :). You best believe I'm buying myself some hot summer clothes. Woooooooooo.

Alright, time to work on this lab report and watch the Pens' final regular reason game. I'm going to Game 2, whenever that is (probably Saturday or Sunday). So exciting!

Just a side note: I had quinoa for lunch, and I just wanna say how much I love it. You can do so much with it. Today, I chopped up a tomato and some onion and put a little garlic powder in it, with some (frozen, not homemade) tofu meatballs, and a side of winter squash. Soooooooo satisfying and low cal!

I'm such a weirdo. haha.

Hope everyone is experiencing lovely weather too!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hmmmmmmmmm..lemme see...

I left off at Friday, right? Yep.

Debate was fine. Meh. Whatever. haha.

Workout on Friday, I went balls to the wall. Burned so many calories, was sweaty as balls. Earned every last particle of that Fuel n Fuddle "Cheat Meal."

Got some Coffee Tree, because the carbs + protein soothe my sore muskels (I read that caffeine blocks adenosine receptors, which are known to cause pain. I think so. And because I'm a nerd, I know the structure of adenosine. Holla. haha).

Game was awesome. Got to see a Fleury shutout! Yaaaaay. And I got a lot of sweet pictures of Brodeur. win-win. Afterward, I got my cheat meal! I remember when I used to feel so guilty after eating meals that weren't entirely healthy. I don't feel it anymore. I think it's because I eat like a champ at literally every other meal. Nachos are a kryptonite for me--can't help it. haha

Saturday, I worked out before I went to work. Worked pretty hard, so I felt I earned a Skinny Caramel Latte :). I think the lattes help curb my sweets cravings, which is why my Lenten promise is not so difficult.

Work was fine, from what I can recall--nothing out of the ordinary. New cute boy has a girlfriend. Go figure. haha. You shouldn't date anyone at work, anyway. Baaaad idea.

Sunday, I worked. Oh. My. God. Sundays are TERRIBLE. It's always hella busy and the RUDEST people shop. I have people treat me like an idiot, when I really wanna say "Oh...I'm actually a Carnegie Mellon University graduate...Bitch." Ugh. haha. It was the longest day ever. Couldn't even take a lunch break. haha. Was SO glad for it to be over. At least the Pens played and they won :).

Afterward, I went to my grandma's house for my uncle's birthday dinner. I basically just ate veggies for dinner--eggplant, asparagus, salad. Yum. She made red Devil's Food Cake with cream cheese icing. That jerk. I actually wasn't that tempted to eat it, even though I LOVE red Devil's Food Cake. And my grandma makes the best kind :). My "Gibby" < 3.

Monday was the usual, only the bus schedule changed, so I now have to walk over a mile up a steep hill to even get to the gym to work out. I thought it'd be a huge hindrance in my stamina for cardio--however, it seems to be like an extra warmup! My cardio sessions have been BETTER this week than usual. Love it. And I feel great when I'm done. I've also been doing the erg more, and I freaking love it. Such a great full body workout. It's making me gain abs! woooo. haha. The personal trainers have been complimenting me, and that ALWAYS feels good.

Coffee Tree afterward, then work. Yeah, pretty standard.

Tuesday was my "off day," mainly because I had no time. I had class until 4 PM, then I went to the Pens game. They lost, but I still had fun.

Yesterday, I ALSO had off of work. It was glorious. I had class in the AM, then went to the gym, then I went grocery shopping for a couple things (seriously, why are almonds so freaking expensive?), and got my obligatory Skinny Caffe Caramel, which tasted even better than usual. Love it. I went home afterward, and then did some work and ate some yummy dinner--quinoa with my meatless meatballs and tofu bacon, with zucchini, yellow squash, onions, and mushrooms. Oh my God, SO GOOD.

Today, I have class until 12:15, then I'm heading to the gym, then I have work. Fun fun fun.

Tomorrow, I have to participate in YET another debate, then I'm going to the gym (see a pattern here? haha.), theeeeeeeeen I'm meeting a friend for coffee (where are we going? If you have to ask, you don't know me). I've known her for about 6 or 7 years. I met her through my best friend, Gen, and I haven't been seeing her, because I'm a bad friend :(. I'm buying her coffee, because it's the very least I can do. Afterward, I'm working on a CRAZY lab report due on Tuesday.'s Cheat Meal Time! Fuel n Fuddle...I'm a creature of habit, leave me alone.

This weekend is full of work, Biochemistry studying, and crazy lab report writing. Should be fun...yeeeeeah.

I'd rather be busy than bored, though.

Sidenote: Stepped on the scale this morning. 146 pounds. Dunno if that's right, but I ain't complaining :-D.

Alright, I'm outta here. Hope you all are well :). Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Friday, March 25, 2011

I am happy. I am healthy. I am myself.

And I wouldn't want to be anyone else. Do you know how many times I've said that to myself?

I'm almost 145 pounds. I can't even...Jesus. I am damn proud of myself, and I'm gonna brag about it. Get over it :).

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a Penguins game to attend. They're winning, dammit. woooooooo.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

So, I finally have time to breathe and publish a post. haha.

Yeesh, this week was crazy.

Work has been hellish this week. I feel like that's all I've been doing. haha. Inventory is today, so we've been counting and sku-ing everything, and OF course, we've been busy as shit with soccer and baseballs season approaching. Sunday suuuuuuuuuuuucked. I was running around like a crazy person all day. Customers are the rudest on Sunday too :(. Was all too glad to be done with work that day. haha. The weather was gorgeous, and I reeeeeeeeeeeeeally wanted to run; however, I knew I needed a rest day for my body. My mommy made me vegetarian meatballs (soooooooooooo much better than the meatless meatballs I usually eat) with whole wheat pasta. If I could choose cheesecake or my mom's Boca meatballs, I would choose my mom's balls. Errytime. haha. Sooooooooooooo good and satisfying! The rest of the night was spent working on my stupid lab report.

Monday, I had class, then I headed to the gym. Taking Sunday off=best decision ever. My workout went SO well. Burned over 1300 calories! Was in such a great mood afterward. To top it off, I even had my leftover yummy spaghetti and meatballs instead of my usual Coffee Tree skinny latte. Then, I had to go to work. haha. Another shift of hell. I could hardly inventory anything, because customers were pulling me every which way for help. At least the Pens won!

Tuesday, I went to the gym first thing. Eh, it could have been worse, but it could have been better. After the gym, I walked to Coffee Tree, grabbed my obligatory latte, then off to class! Biochemistry was the usual, then I had lab. Uuuuuuuuuuugh, such a long Lab. I was so glad when we were done. haha. Once I got home, I showered, did laundry, and then made a yummy dinner--quinoa, meatless meatballs, tofu bacon, and asparagus. I also had some cauliflower, because I do what I want. haha.

Yesterday, I had class in the morning, then headed to the gym. Workout went pretty well. Did the treadmill instead of the total body trainer. I was sweating so badly after the treadmill. My arms were absolutely glistening. haha. After the gym, I headed to work. It blew. I didn't finish my inventory, because there was just TOO much left for me to do. Oh well. haha. We didn't get out of there until almost an hour later than usual. And I was so tiiiiiiiiiiiiired. But, the worst is over, Man. Thank God.

Right now, I'm just waiting for Biochemistry class, then I'm heading off to the gym. Theeeeeeeeen, work. But, it will be easy. And I'm working with Joel, the new kid--who's really cute, I won't lie. haha. And the Pens play, so that will make the night go more quickly!

So excited for tomorrow! I have a debate tomorrow morning, then I'm going to the gym, going home to get ready, then going to the Pens game! Feels like it's been forever since I've seen my boys. haha. Afterward, I'm grubbing on some Fuel n Fuddle, because nachos + mushroom sammich=sooooooooo good. I've been eating really well and been working out hard, so I don't feel guilty, dammit. NO WORK TOMORROW. Thank God.

Saturday, I work 1-close, so I'm going to the gym in the morning. I hope I'm off on Sunday. I've been working so much, and while it's nice to have money, I want some time to sit down and relax. And I have another debate and a quiz and a paper analysis due next week. Lame. haha.

Last night, my Urban Outfitters order came. The dresses=SO CUTE. The shirts are even a little big...and they're mediums. I am in shock, Man. Never thought I'd see the day :). I'm really getting comfortable in my own skin, and it makes me so happy. I know I have imperfections, but who doesn't? I'm not at my "goal weight," but I'm still content. Boys, come and get it. haha.

And Operation: Giving Up Sweets is going so well. I might be able to reach my goal weight by not eating sweets. I don't traditionally eat a lot of sweets, but yeah. I dunno....kinda motivating, I guess. haha. I've decided that my first sweet after Lent will be my mom's Peanut Butter Brownies. I'd marry them. The only time I get ragey is walking into Coffee Tree intially, and seeing all of the treats. So. Many. Good. Things. Carrot Cake, huge doughnuts, lady locks, etc.

Alright, it is so time for some Chobani. Yum yum. Bye!

PPS. Will try to post pictures of my Urban stuff later :). My Gap stuff should be coming today!