Saturday, May 31, 2008

Gosh darn-it Carlos...

Okay...So, my good friend and "being-real" encourager Carlos Whittaker at started a weight-loss challenge, called in, "muffin top", which no one likes to have.
The rules are as stated:
1. You must have a measurable goal.
1. I would like to work out (break a sweat doing something active, probably running) 5 days a week.
2. I would like to either be comfier in my current size jeans, or drop a size.
3. Cut out all soda.
4. Cut down on Starbucks (like, don't have it daily like I currently do).

2. You must place a photo or video on your blog each weekend and give us the scoop on how you did.
Here's the thing, since my amazing lil apple ibook "blossom" died, (I spilled water on her a month ago...totally my fault. Very sad) I have not been able to be as tech-savy as I would've, I probably will not be posting pictures. I will, however, state my weight each saturday. You'll just have to trust me. :-)
3. You must link back here so that the readers of your blog get to see how the rest of us are failing or succeeding.
4. You fill out the linky thing below and then people can get to your blog from my front page and we can cheer each other on.

Okay, time to get real (thanks Carlos):
I have always gone up and down with my weight, and was at my highest my freshman/sophomore year of college at 5'2" and 155lbs. That's alot for a short, small-boned lil frame. Not good for the heart, cholesterol, etc. I then took a health class sophomore year and watched "supersize me", which jump-started the healthy-living. Last spring, just in time for graduation from CBU, I was down to 125...which was about the goal. I stayed at that weight until I began student-teaching for my credential this past january....somewhere between january and now, the end of May, I have packed on 7 pounds. Not a lot, but trust me, when you're short, 7lbs. shows up pretty quick. So, I'm stating my measureable goal as: 120-125.
As of tonight's weigh-in (I HATE night weigh-ins, but that's how the ragamuffin likes it), I am : 132.2. Boo. So, check back each Saturday as I track my weight loss of those pesky 7-12 pounds. :-)

If you feel like joining in, go to and join! :-) Let's do this together gang.

Love you all.

Monday, May 19, 2008


I had 4 cavaties filled this morning.


The entire right side of my face was completely numb. I thought I was okay to try and eat some lunch. Took a sip of my diet pepsi...

Yep, all over my shirt. Awesome.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Me too.

One of my all-time favorite movies is a little known one called "Someone Like You", with Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear and Hugh Jackman.

After Ashley is dumped by Greg, she goes to a doctor, and says one of my favorite movie lines ever:

Ashley: "I want my erotic nose brain removed. My emegulata. The organ that processes erotic senses deep within my nasal cavity that then connects to memory".

Doctor: "Why would you want to do that?"

Ashley: "Well let me see if I can explain this. I had this boyfriend that smelled really really good. Like soap, fresh laundry and vanilla...and whenever I smell any of those things I'm reminded of my boyfriend and how happy we were before he dumped me for no good reason and then I get really really sad and angry and before I know it I am in the throws of an all out emotional breakdown and I was just thinking that if I could short circuit my nose somehow, I might actually have a chance of living a semi-normal life someday."

We could be friends, her and I. Ha.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I'm 23 today.


Thursday, May 08, 2008


Why did I spend 5 years getting my degree and teaching credential when there are NO jobs avaliable in Southern California?

Here's to subbing for the next year.


I'm sad.

Some very random thoughts:

~I'm going to Rwanda in 1.5 months. I'm still unsure of what to expect.

~I'm officially a California credentialed elementary school teacher. All I need now is a job.

~I'm pretty excited to watch LOST tonight.

~My sister and my niece came to visit last week, and now I miss them so much that I'd give anything to hear my niece call me "Rah-Rah" again.

~I took a yoga class the other day, and I'm still ridiculously sore. Oh, and I was like, 1/2 the age of everyone else in the class. Lame.

~I've been thinking of Turkey a lot lately, and I just spent like, 15 minutes looking at pictures of Bebek, Besiktas, Istiklal, and various other places in Istanbul.

~I'm thinking I've got to go back to Turkey one day.

~One of my favorite things to do is give myself a pedicure. My toes are currently summer pink.

~I made a new rule for this summer's reading: I am only going to read books that were New York Times bestsellers. This helps to narrow my options when I go to a bookstore.

~I'm currently on "Kabul Beauty School". It is soso good.

~I'm turning 23 in 5 days. Weird.

~I've recently discovered ebay. It's pretty fun.

~I need to jump back on the fitness train...I've taken like, a 2 week detour and I think it's starting to show. It's almost bathing suit season for cryin out loud.

~It's almost the middle of May in Southern California...why the heck is it only 70 degrees and overcast outside?

Happy Thursday, all. :-)