Thursday, October 02, 2008

Quick Update

So my eating hasn't been horrible over the past few days, but it hasn't been ideal either. I am not eating unhealthy foods, it's just my portion sizes have increased slightly. Oh and I haven't been to the gym since Monday. Once this Debate is over with I will be back in the gym. I was about to type I would be back in the gym on Wednesday, but then I just looked at my calendar and I am going to the Black Keys show at the Ryman with West Virginia's own Jesco White as one of the opening acts. If you don't know who Jesco White is check out his myspace. You can also find him and his family in all their glory on YouTube. If you don't know who he is and need some entertainment, check him out. Also, maybe you listen to country music, maybe you don't, but Big & Rich have a song called "Coming to Your City". One of the cities they go to is Charleston and they run into Jesco White. That was my contribution to the song, seriously it was :)

So I am back on my Pumpkin Skinny Chip Muffin craze. I think it is the fall weather. Well I really need to try to get in the kitchen and attempt to make them again. The ingredients are: flour, sugar, egg substitute, fat free margarine, pumpkin, spices, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips. It is a really dense muffin, but is SO good warmed up. Any bakers out there want to try to re-create this? I have been trying, and I just don't have it.

Oh, so in my attempt to satisfy my craving I swung by a local coffee shop and I am pretty sure I saw Matt Wertz there.

Hope you all are well!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Birthday Weekend Recap

Friday: I went to an evening reception at my professor/mentor's house to celebrate this accomplishment! A 23rd raking in only 5 years as director of the program is amazing. Note to self: Need to work on "working a room". I really wish I was more charismatic or had more confidence in my networking skillz.

Saturday: I started the morning off splitting a warm pumpkin skinny chip muffin. Then it was flag football practice. Followed by lunch at a sports bar to watch the Ole Miss/Florida game with some friends. I hit the gym after. My parents and brother sent me some gorgeous pink roses for my birthday and they were waiting for me when I got home. Home to get ready for dinner with my current roomie and another old roomie. Had a fabulous pineapple margarita, gauc, and french dip sammie with asparagus instead of fries. They surprised me and got me dessert and sang happy birthday to me. Home to play the we with another friend.

Sunday: Up early to head to the lake. I had an amazing 85 minute walk/hike by myself. Quite peaceful and listened to some DMB and I suddenly remember why I love that band so much. Home to shower and then I hot the mall. Bought about $100 in new clothes at the gap. 1 dress, 5 shirts, and 1 sweater. Mani (signature black of course) and pedi. Then I swung by Las Paletas for one of the best treats ever- a chocolate mint popsicle. Headed to a going away party for a friend and then hit my bar for dinner. Had a great time with my friends and ate too much pizza, well I wasn't feeling sick or anything but it was more than I should have eaten. Only 3 drinks. And no dessert! My friend did get me a cupcake, but I didn't eat it until Monday. It was a great birthday and it is SO hard to believe I am 26.

The Raconteurs at the Ryman was amazing. A very short set though and a pretty diverse crowd. I got the Hatch show after waiting in line for 45+ minutes. Only my second time sitting in the balcony though...I have become quite spoiled by really good floor seats.

Pictures of most events to follow!

Still no update, but things went well yesterday (or at least they seemed to go well) so hopefully I should know by the end of the week.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday Weigh

203. I'll take it. That is down 7 lbs since last Monday. Friday I was down to 199, but I ate quite well this weekend including pizza and Jack and Diane's last night.

This morning was my last day of boot camp. I enjoyed it, but my workout needs a change so it is back to the weight room for me.

I will post a birthday update, but probably not until Wednesday. I just don't see getting to it at all tomorrow and tomorrow night is the Raconteurs at the Ryman!

Remember those good thoughts I asked for last Tuesday? Well they worked! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! But I am being greedy here and asking for some more around 10 AM tomorrow. No matter what happens tomorrow I promise to let you all know what has been going on :)

I am off to flag football!