Saturday, January 29, 2011

Awesome news!!!!!!

Hey guys!

Sorry its been a few days since I've blogged, haven't had a lot to say. But today I do!
I had to tell you some great news!
I entered a lyric contest a few months ago... It was a paying contest and I've never done that before. So I was very very nervous about it because money is so tight. Well today I got the results and I am a Runner up!!!!!!
WeAreListening Winner

I was so happy to hear that!!!!!

I'll put the song that won that. I don't know if i get a prize or not. I'm just happy to get that!

Me and Lonely

Welcome to another day
Where everything is the same way
The sun still rises and falls
I'm still trapped in by the same walls
They say open your heart and let love in
Then your life can start over again
And maybe they're right
But my heart has no more fight
For anyone but you
No, not anyone but you

i'm sitting on the edge of the world
Wishing I wasn't this sad little girl
I'm not alone, but i'm the one and only
Who can't get away. Its just me and lonely
Its me and lonely every day
Not matter how far i run, i can't get away
can't get away from me and lonely
in the dark or light, me and lonely

On the day that I fell out of your heart
Was the day that mine broke apart
I've never been the same
Because I wanted to share your last name
Wish I knew how to run away from this pain
Drown myself inside this pouring rain
My love for you was forever
But you went and said never
And I should move on, but I can't
No, I can't

i'm sitting on the edge of the world
Wishing I wasn't this sad little girl
I'm not alone, but i'm the one and only
Who can't get away. Its just me and lonely
Its me and lonely every day
Not matter how far i run, i can't get away
can't get away from me and lonely
in the dark or light, me and lonely

Its me and lonely sitting on the floor
In the darkness I can't ignore
Me and lonely laughing and crying
Me and lonely singing and sighing
I wish I could find a second to be alone
To get away for a moment on my own
Cuz its me and lonely wishing and dying
Me and lonely screaming and lying
Its always me that holds me down
me and lonely running circles in this lonely town

i'm sitting on the edge of the world
Wishing I wasn't this sad little girl
I'm not alone, but i'm the one and only
Who can't get away. Its just me and lonely
Its me and lonely every day
Not matter how far i run, i can't get away
can't get away from me and lonely
in the dark or light, me and lonely

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

World Hunger

Help end child hunger

Don't resist that little face. If you can give, give. There are so many that are less fortunate than us!!!!! Don't forget it!

Also on the topic, I bought some stuff for my sponsor child through World Vision. He's 10 years old in the Dominican Republic of Congo, living with AIDS. I'd been meaning to get him some presents but hadn't had the money to. So I did today :) I hope he enjoys them!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Quick post.... Check this site out

you can add your food and workouts. Keeps track of it in a really nice log.
Also has an app for the ipod touch/iphone! I have that. very nice and easy to use!

You can add a bar to your google homepage or your safari toolbar.

Its been very helpful to me. I hope you find it the same if you're on a weight loss adventure yourself.

Friday, January 7, 2011

I think I love tortillas.. too much!

It's true! I should become a spokesperson for some great tortilla company! Because what do i eat? Wraps! Tacos! I don't even use bread really! I'm like "that'd taste better in a tortilla!" haha and why?
less carbs? maybe!
less calories? eh its about the same really.

I don't know what it is, but let's overview my meals today.
2 grilled steak soft tacos (fresco) from taco bell!
apples with strawberry dip (wow that stuff was sweet... almost too sweet)
2 eggs scrambled on a tortilla with one piece of sliced cheese
a piece of colby cheese
2 pieces of turkey bacon (grease wiped off), sliced tomato and mustard on a.. TORTILLA!!!
think i'm gonna eat another bacon wrap soon.. mmm soo good. I love turkey bacon.

Someone should put me in commercials to sell things. I could do that job, well!!!!

WEll my diet is going on well as you can see.. as all of that was like 1165 calories (approximately, but mostly correct) Can't beat that!

But today i went Gym Shopping.... and there were two that on paper were cheap.. one a few blocks from my house and cheaper.. but did i pick that one? ohh no. I need fancy things! ugh.. sometimes my tastes need to have a chat with my BUDGET! I work at McDonald's, self. Well I slapped down twice as much money as i wanted to spend. But that gym is great. Lots of options and I can take any of there classes or just use the equipment.
Good stuff. I'm ready to use it. Going to make a gym bag and keep it in the car :)
The world wants me to fail at this diet and keep me fat and well fed.. .. I won't let that happen!
I am GOING to succeed and get down to my goal weight. Oh yes, I will!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Helpful things for your weight loss goals

Hello again!

I didn't expect to blog this soon.. but hey, i found some good stuff for you!

I was looking for a calorie counter so i can keep track of my daily calories, and stumbled upon a great site with lots of helpful calculators and such to help you along the way.
Gosh, knows I will need it!!!

there are TONS of body fat calculators, your calorie deficit calculator (tells you how many calories you need a day to maintain your weight), and even things to do and say when the excuses get in your way!

Now I've learned plenty about myself.. which i'm gonna share, because goodness knows... I don't want to! I have to!

alright.. FUN FACTS

Current Weight: 185.0lbs
Short-Term Goal: 165.0lbs
Long-Term Goal: 140.0lbs
Weight Report: Last 6 Months

Body Fat %
Current Body Fat %: 26.19%
Short-Term Goal: Set Goal
Long-Term Goal: Set Goal
Body Fat % Report: Last 6 Months

BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) <-- what your body burns without doing anything. BMR: 1635 calories

Also some fun things I learned yesterday with my eating.
LIke I said, I work at McDonald's, so this is kind of like my "i'm stuck working fast food so i'm gonna use it to my advantage" diet. Take it as you will!!!

I had a parfait for breakfast, was starving later on by the time i got to work!
on my break, knowing that milk can make me feel fuller, i drank two small cartons of milk (200 calories. 16 oz) and had a grilled chiken wrap (with no ranch sauce, used MILD picante instead. im sure that saved me about 50 calories alone!!!) and apple dippers (100 calories, cuz i love that caramel dip. haha)

I ate another grilled chicken wrap the same way, later on that night. And had another parfait.

approximately 1300 calories throughout the day.. was full! :)
I drank diet coke and tea with lemon and sweetener. See, I don't like a lot of sugar, so I'm sure some people won't find this helpful. haha But I also just prefer the taste of sweeteners. (even though science says they aren't that much better. ohh poo on science!!)

Well I hope you find the site helpful. And for those of you that have no idea about calories and such.... I suggest you sign up for a daily email from "eat this, not that" or go pick up a book. Very helpful!!!!! You'll be surprised!

Also, incase you didn't know, it takes about 3500 calories to gain or LOSE a pound. yes, that many!!! that's a lot of cutting out.. i know. but they say you should try to cut/burn about 500 calories a day to lose a pound a week. Double that if you want to lose 2. :)
But they say don't try and lose too fast, cuz its easier for your body to gain it back!

Alright, i'm out. Need a shower and to do some sit ups and such. Take care! Good luck!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Diet is on!

Alright well first few days of January have not been very good for my diet.
My friend Natalie came into town. We ordered pizza, played video games, ate lasagna.
Calories! eeks! But she's home now (sadness.. she's so fun!) and I'm back to eating healthy again.
I work at McDonald's (eww yes i know.... horrible job.) but I get free meals there every day and there are enough low calorie, low fat options that i'm not gonna starve to death.

Today I did some exercises, sit ups, leg lifts, you know. And i'm gonna eat 2 grilled chicken wraps and apple dippers. (approx 700 calories) and for some reason it fills me up. If i get hungry later, i'll have a parfait or maybe some more apples. :)
If you eat fast food a lot, be sure and look online at the nutritional information. You'll be surprised!!!!!
Good luck kids on your weight loss adventures.

And to all my new followers from the blog hop, thanks! Hope i don't bore yoU!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year, New me.


Well the new year isn't starting out much different than last year, but thats not all by choice. haha! My friend Natalie came down to visit me. She's staying the 1-3rd. We ordered pizza last night and just being girls and having fun, eating food and playing games. That was the plan.
So my diet is ruined for these first 3 days. but its ok! I'm not discouraged!!
And i'm trying not to pout about being bloated right now (as the mother nature is knocking on my door....) because those 5 lbs-ish will go away in a week or so. And I'm looking up gyms and exercise things to join so i can stay motivated and push myself.
Looking for good deals. I'm not going to fail. I'm SICK of failing on this topic.

Next topic. .. I haven't felt pouty. I think I really must have left some of those insecurities and bad feelings in 2010 like I wanted to. GOOD! Lets keep it that way.
And thankfully, my sweet friend Penny is letting me join her phone plan and I'll be saving LOTS of money on my phone bill. And I switched insurance so i'm saving a bit there too.
Still am in debt over my head... but maybe there's a way out...
Soon I'll find a 2nd job and it'll work out.

Staying positive, hope your doing the same!