Friday, November 6, 2009
I also have neglected my workouts.
I have been struggling to lose my chubby tummy.
This summer, I seemed to gain weight and now is the time to lose it.
How you ask?
Well I am keeping track of my calories that I consume as part of it.
I tend to eat a LOT.
Much more than I need.
It's probably over 2000 cals I have been consuming on a regular basis.
So I am attempting to cut about 500 cals every day.
Last night it was hard, and I could have eaten a couple hundred more calories.
I felt good this morning about my self control and am now enjoying a bowl of oatmeal and a cup of coffee.
I actually felt more like getting out of bed since I was feeling hungry and excited to eat my oatmeal.
The second step to my weight loss goals is to workout.
I was going to the gym everyday for at least two hours.
My workouts consisted of running and eliptical adding up to 7 miles.
I did this for a month and a half and didn't notice a whole lot of progress.
I felt like I built up a lot of endurance and I feel that I can breathe a whole lot better now while working out.
But now, it's winter.
I don't shave my legs as often and going to the gym in shorts just doesn't sound appealing.
I am now doing workout videos.
The CRUNCH series.
The instructor girl feels like she is my friend.
I particularly like the dance off the inches hip hop dance party.
I am begining to love these videos and might get more becuase I feel that they become addictive.
I have been two days on this new lifestyle and I already feel a lot better.
Well I think that's enough about my new workout regime.
It''s almost time for class and I still need to get dressed.
That's all for now!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Jake picked me up and we had a lovely drive to his house. It rained pretty hard on the way but I was SOOOOO relieved to have made it!!
The next morning we woke up and had a yummy breakfast and got our stuffed packed for the trip to mackinac island. Jake's Aunt Jean let me borrow her SWEET bike. It was the best bike I have ever ridden and had a nice cushy seat. On our way, we stopped at Abbey's friend's house, Taylor, for her open house. We had a nice big lunch and then ventured on our way to Mackinaw. We arrived at our hotel, The Grand Aqua Inn or something like that. It was nice and had a water park, a pool and a very hot hot tub. We checked into the hotel and then went to get some supper. We drove around, parked at a few restaurants and decided that it wasn't our scene. Finally we decided on an Italian Restaurant. It was decorated with stuffed animals, and I don't mean the cute fluffy play toys, but the once alive, now dead, wild animal kind. There were deer hanging from the ceiling, bears by the fireplace and an assortment of other woodland creatures all over. It was sure interesting to look at.
After supper, we walked around and looked at all the stores. We didn't end up buying anything, but it was fun to look around. We went back to the hotel where Jake and I spent the rest of the night swimming.
The next day, we got up and ate breakfast at the hotel. It was the most beautiful day! We boarded the fairy with out bikes down below. We sat on the upper deck where it was the windiest, but also held the best view. It was very pituresque, but as we all know, pictures never do a beautiful place justice, you just have to be there. I jumped every single time the fog horn went off. When we got to the island, we hopped on our bikes and rode around. It was so exciting. I love this place. No cars to worry about. Our first stop on the bike ride led us to the Butterfly museum. We got stickers to put on ourselves so that they knew we had paid, but Jake refused to put on his sticker because of his issue with stickers haha. After that, we peddeled up hill to the highest point on the island. On the way there, we stopped to pet a cat named whiskers. He was so cute. The houses were all very lovely to look at. The whole day felt very realer than real life, it's hard to describe. Everything felt very vibrant and fresh. Lilacs lined the roads and the aroma was so pleasing to my nostrils haha. When we reached the top, we had a picnic lunch. A seagull had joined us and wanted our food of course. After we had finished eating, Jake gave the seagull a Vienna Finger. The silly bird ate the icing and then the whole cookie. It looked quite disgusting as we could see the shape of the cookie in its neck. The way back down from the top was the most exciting part. I have never rode so fast on a bike and it was very exhilarating. There were no cars to worry about. I had to slow down once for some horse back riders to cross, but that was it. Jake couldn't go as fast as I could because of his old broken bike, but it was still a lot of fun.
we got into town where we looked at the house Jake's dad lived in during the summer's when he was a boy. Then we went and to the fudge shop where Jake's parents worked at when they were younger. I still have yet to eat my fudge..yumm. Then we looked around some stores, and Jake bought me a beanie baby lobster named Pinchers! We got icecream which was delicious. Then we walked to the lakeside where we skipped stones. There weren't a lot of skipping stones so Jake and I made up a game where one person throws a rock into the lake and the other person throws a rock to try and hit the other person's rock in the air. It was fun. Then it was about time to head back on the fairy. I was tired by this point and rested in Jake's arms on the fairy. It was very enjoyable. I think i am spellin fairie wrong..but I don't think I want to change it right now. We headed back to Jake's house and stopped on the way at pizza hut. It was scrumtious. We played the animal game and got to the letter N and quit. It did make the drive go by faster. Jake didn't sleep on the ride home, which suprised me. He was raring to go. Maybe all the pizza.
We got back to his house about 1030ish and got ready for beddy bonkins. It was such a wonderful day and I hope to go again someday.
I shall write about the rest of the weekend later. But believe me, I had an extrodinary time and I am glad the Barney's invited me to go! I have the BEST boyfriend in the world.
I shall post pictures in a little while.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
I attended the wedding of Matt and Alyssum now Laird. I loved the colours she had chosen for the wedding. The bright green was very unique and pretty paired with purple and a hint of yellow. Very appropriate for spring. I will write more about the wedding elsewhere (I'm starting a new blog for fun...cal
After the wedding, I caught a ride with JD Vanvalin back to Spring Arbor where Jake was waiting patiently in the Church parking lot. I haven't been wor
We then all sat around the fire roasting wieners and marshmellows for smores. It was very relaxing and I couldn't imagine a better ending to any day. Even Gus and Ned were able to hang around the bonfire with us.
After we had showers we watched some more television and got ready for beddy bonkins.
We were able to sleep in this morning and Jake's mom made us breakfast, which was very nice. Jake had to go to work at noon and I was going to go to Angie's for the afternoon and watch Anne of Green Gables. I went over, but she must have been in the shower, I should have called her before. So I went to work with Jake which is where I am at this very moment!
He is photocopying a sheet that I spilled water on accide
After work we are picking up Abbey and heading over to Nick and Angie's new house to help with cleaning. An incentive to help with the cleaning is Chinese food, I'm down for that. Once we finish cleaning we are going to the mall and then the movies which we will be using the Great bucket which Jake has purchased that gets us 50 cent refills until June 2010. awesome right! and its a big bucket. Here is a picture fo the bucket that Jake was showing me on webcam. It fits over his entire head!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Before we left we ate some icecream bars which were free from Hutch's (their freezer broke down and they were giving away ice cream!) We decided we were still very hungry so we went to Marino's Pizza. There we got a large pizza and pops and decided to eat there. I have never seen that pizza place so crowded, with old people!! It must have been some sort of convention. I recognized one being Dr. Newhouse. So we ate about half our pizza and decided to drive around looking for things to photograph for Jake's portfolio. Our first stop was an old abandoned factory. We took some photos there, a few of them portriots of yours truly. We went around the side and I opened up one of the doors, it was really creepy in there. I thought I heard a noise so I ran away. Next we went to Jake's Grandpa's feild where he took a photograph of the sign that says "keep out" right by the lake. Then we drove down this road on the way to lime lake and got out to take pictures of the miniature horses. They were so cute! only one was close enough for Jake to photograph. We tried to call it over to get even closer. Then we stopped at another field where the sun was so bright and golden over this green hilly field. It was very pretty and Jake photographed this. Lime Lake was next on our journey. We found a very secluded area where Jake took a picture of me sitting on the shore looking off into the distance as one of his "solitude pictures" Then, we took a few pictures of rocks dropping in the water so he could get the splash in a photo. I climbed up in a little tree and Jake took a picture of me which he said his professor is going to love. We hung around Lime Lake under the tree for a while and looked at the clouds. It was the perfect day!! We had the windows rolled down in the car and music up loud. It felt like we were really living. I loved that day! (actually, the pictures from the factory happened the day before now that i think about it... anyways) Oh, and just before we went home, we drove to this kinda quarrey looking place, and the sun was setting and there was a forest at the back of the quarrey looking place. Jake stood on his car and took a picture, then he took a picture of me. Then, we saw a man standing at the edge of the forest, he seemed to come out of no where. We got in the car and suddenly, the man just dissapeared!! I couldn't believe it! he really seemed to vanish! I looked all over and it boggles my mind how that man seemed to vanish from my sight. Jake thought so too, but he didn't think about it too much. It was very strange though.
We got back from taking photographs and Jake was so excited to develop them that he went there right away. I played guitar hero and he came back from the lab within five minutes. The poor boy looked distraught and held open his empty camera. He had forgotten to put the film in! It was in the back of his mind the whole time that he wasn't positive if there was film, but you can't check it anyways in case there was. Plus the camera was winding as if it had film in it. Needless to say, Jake was very disspointed and so was I. He worked very hard the last couple of days to get really amazing pictures and he took his time and thought them through. I could tell he was very proud of the work he had done, but there was no way to see the results of this work.
Today I told him I would go with him and we would recreate all the pictures. It was tough to do, espeically since today it stormed and was very rainy. He had to get the pictures done though since the lab is only open till 5 today. He has had a tough day today, with other things as well. I think that I will go back to my room and see what i can scrounge up to make him supper or something to cheer him up.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I just got finished talking to Jake via Oovoo. It's amazing talking with him makes me feel so incredible. We webcam and its so awesome to hear his voice and see his handsome face. I have the runniest of all runny noses right now.. im not sure if its allergies or a sinus infection.. either way its annoying and I cannot sleep. I think I shall make some tea...While I do that, I am going to post some pictures of my favourite guy in the whole world. Some of them are ones we have taken on our webcam dates.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I hung out with Carrie today, we had tea and looked at cars since she is looking to purchase a new one in the near future!
That's all for now.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
There are so many wonderful things in life that I enjoy, so I will just mention a few.
Tea Time with the Ladies
That's all for now.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
It's almost been 4 whole months since Jake and I started dating, it feels a lot longer than that in a good way. I never thought I would love someone so much in this short amount of time but he makes it so easy. Brittney had sent me this message a while ago about "How to Treat a Girl" and when I first read it, I was like...no way would a guy ever do those things, but Jake has proved me wrong. What an awesome fellow is he.
LEAVE HER CUTE TEXT MESSAGES.
KISS HER IN FR0NT 0F Y0UR FRIENDS.
TRUST HER 0VER EVERY0NE ELSE.
TELL HER SHE L00KS BEAUTIFUL.
L00K HER IN THE EYE WHEN Y0U TALK T0 HER.
TELL HER STUPID J0KES T0 MAKE HER LAUGH.
LET HER MESS WITH Y0UR HAIR.
MESS WITH HER HAIR.
JUST WALK AR0UND WITH HER.
INCLUDE HER IN ALL THINGS Y0U D0.
WHEN SHE CRYS D0 WHATEVER IT TAKES T0 MAKE HER SMIlE.
F0RGIVE HER F0R HER MISTAKES.
L00K AT HER LIKES SHE'S THE 0NLY GIRL Y0U SEE.
TICKLE HER EVEN WHEN SHE SAYS ST0P.
H0LD HER HAND EVEN WHEN Y0U ARE AROUND Y0UR FRIENDS.
WHEN SHE IS MAD AT YOU, TELL HER YOU LOVE HER
LET HER FALL ASLEEP IN Y0UR ARMS.
GET HER MAD, THEN KISS HER.
TEASE HER & LET HER TEASE Y0U BACK.
STAY UP WITH HER ALL NIGHT WHEN SHES SICK.
WATCH HER FAV0RITE M0VIE WITH HER
KISS HER F0REHEAD.
GIVE HER THE W0RLD.
WRITE HER LETTERS.
LET HER WEAR Y0UR CL0THES.
WHEN SHES SAD, HANG 0UT WITH HER.
LET HER KN0W SHE'S IMP0RTANT.
LET HER TAKE ALL THE PH0T0S 0F Y0U SHE WANTS.
KISS HER IN THE RAIN.
CALL HER EVERY NIGHT.
AND WHEN Y0U FALL IN L0VE WITH HER, TELL HER.
AND WHEN Y0U D0 TELL HER. L0VE HER LIKE Y0U NEVER L0VED BEF0RE.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
One great thing about today so far is that my Strings class was cancelled! Strings is 730am and I was very thankful I didn't have to go. To be honest, i wasnt planning on going anyways since I had my anatomy exam right after and wanted some extra study time.
I have one more midterm tonight at 6oclock.. I am not sure when I will study for it.. perhaps around 2 oclock.
Well its lunch time, this has been a boring blog about school daze.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sundays are my favourite day of the week I think. This Sunday was no exception. We started the day off right by going to church at Cascades Baptist Church. The Barney's pick me up at my house at 9:30 and we sometimes eat breakfast in the car. I really love going to this church! The pastor is from England and right now we have been studying the old law (legalistic) and Grace. How thankful I am that God has given us Grace. I know this does not mean because God will forgive us we can do whatever we want, but it is reassuring that we don't have to be binded by rules and regulations, and that when we sin, God always forgives us.
After church, we come back to the Barney's house and have a wonderful home-cooked meal. Mrs. Barney is an excellent cook and I love eating there! Yesterday we had Roast-Beast, potatoes and carrots, salad, and something else but I cannot remember it. Nick, Angie and Baby Drew also came over for lunch and it was very entertaining. Drew is such a cute baby, that it is always a great time when he is around.
When lunch is over, Jake and I usually have a nap on the couch. Everyone was in the living room watching Basketball and we napped and fell asleep holding hands, it was the best. I listened to all the conversations and it was very soothing and relaxing. Gus (one of their three cats) came and slept on Jake as well, we were all very cozy. I of course always awaken before Jake does, so He then put his feet on my lap while I worked on homework and studying for my anatomy exam. Mrs. Barney made me a tea, which was just what I needed after a lovely dinner and nap, and to warm me up from the dampness outside. It had been stormy and rainy all afternoon. Suddenly the sun started to peek out, and I could smell cookies in the oven. I woke Jake up and had to pull him up with all my strength to try to make him sit up. He is very hard to get up. We enjoyed freshly baked cookies and milk and ventured on outside. This is when we started taking pictures outdoors. (I am going to see if I can scan some of Jake's pictures and post them on my blog. They are wonderful.)
While we were by the pond Jake's dad called for us to come in for dinner. We got what we needed outside, so we were ready to eat cheese burgers. My socks were also very wet since I did not bring any running shoes, and only had my dress shoes for church. I still wanted to go on the adventure though, so wet feet to me was worth it.
After dinner, Jake took a few more pictures while I worked on a bit of homework. We headed back to school about 8 oclock and then went to the lab to develop the pictures Jake had taken that day. I love helping Jake develop his photographs. I don't really do to much to help, but I am in charge of timing each process and I like to keep him company.
Well, this post isn't really finished. I know it's a pretty detailed account of my sunday afternoon, but I thought I would share how much I love them. I am now off to class!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
BEST Valentine's Day I have ever had!
Jake picked me up to go to his home with flowers in his hand. A small little note that went with them, the thought of him bringing me flowers still makes me smile! I Love them. Pink, white and red. He loves me.
Next we went to his house, where there was a gift on the table for me. It was wrapped with shiny red paper with ribbons and bows. I opened the gift that he promised I would love. Boy, do I love that gift! It was the Anne of Green Gables series on DVD!! I couldn't believe it! I had NO idea! I was estatic really. If you know my love for Anne, you would know that I was jumping with excitement. Literally I was. Jake popped in the movie, and we snuggled on the coach watching the first one. So sweet of him to watch it with me, definately not the type of movie he is in to. He did not fall asleep and actually paid attention. It was the perfect afternoon! It was better than even I could have imagined. As much as I loved the gifts, being with Jake is what makes me really happy. I love him very much.
A quote from Anne Shirley, "I don't want marble halls and sunbursts, all I want is you"
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tonight Jake took me to the theatre to see "New In Town" a chick flick. It definately was a movie Jake would never go and see, but he knew i wanted to see it and wanted to take me..so i let him. It was a lot of fun just sharing popcorn and pop and holding hands in the movies, I didnt actually particularly like the movie a whole lot, but the fact that Jake took me, and spent all that money, specially on the over priced pop and popcorn!!! 3.90 for a small pop, and 5.90 for a small popcorn..it meant alot to me. I appreciate everything he does for me, he makes my heart melt.
We just got back now, and the weather is CRAZY!! the wind was pushing the car a lil and it was VERY dark out. Well, I had more to write, but my eyes cant stay open any longer...and school tommorow..so i will blog later...
P.S ...Is anyone else having the problem with seeing other peoples decorative blog pages...like i cant see mine or anyone elses cute pages. only the words.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Well, I have much work to do and need to finish lunch, I will write more later.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Love each other! <3
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Right now, I am going to clean my room and get stuff organized for classes tommorow. Then, I will call Rachelle and talk on the phone for a while. Next, I will go to Jake's and discuss our plans for the evening. Now this is what I hope will happen, or at least I think we should do today and I will let you know what things we actually do.
We will probably go to Quizno's for supper. If I can find some skates to borrow, then maybe we will go skating OR sledding. Probably play a couple games of Halo. Maybe visit his family, play a board game with his room mates. I m not really sure. but I will keep you updated on this day! I also have to go buy books sometime today.
I have anatomy this semester which I am a lil afraid about. I forget my other classes..piano lessons, choir, string methods, teaching instruction, reading and language problems, and Teaching langauge and something else Methods course..There might be another.. but i forget.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
well..i have a LOT of homework to do, so i am going to get working on that now. I will write more stories later!!
Friday, January 23, 2009
3 oclock today, Jake and I will be travelleing to Canada with Alyssum. We will be stopping off at my house, get settled in and eat some dinner, then make our next journey to Mandy and Matt's new place!! i am ridiculously excited to go! I talked to Matt Ottaway this morning and I think he would like us to bring the Xbox and guitar hero world tour, so we will most likely do that.
Speaking of vidgeo games, my favourite game is Halo 3. I play Xbox live, so I play against all sorts of people, and they get real bummed when they get beat by Princess Gw3n. My armour is all pink and my emblem is a sheild with a pink heart on it.. haha.. i will post some screen shots Jake and I took the other day. My armour is blue in most of them because I was playing teams and I was on the blue team. I have SO much fun playing that game, and often times Steffan or Mike will use the headset and talk for me and pretend they are a girl and then suddenly change their voice to a mans'. its hilarious! Anyways, i best be off, I am in class again, so ta ta! I will keep you updated on this fun weekend.. and i am going to tell Jake to bring his camera so we can take fun pictures at Mandys house.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tommorow, Jake and I are travelling to Canada, my home and native land. We will be going to visit Matt and Mandy at their new abode along with Matt Laird and Alyssum. I am SOOO excited!! it should be a grand ole time. I love introducing my beloved friends to my wonderful boyfriend!
My hands are very dry, I took off my rings for a couple days because they were making my dry hands worse.
I miss all my friends, so hopefully i will get to see a bunch of them this weekend.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I wish i had a camera to take a picture of the enormouse icicles outside the window right now, they are amazing! snow has just fallen yet again and everything is so pristine and white. Untouched snow is amazing and only lasts for a short while. I have had a great weekend thus far! I shall tell you a bit about it.
Friday: Andrea came to visit and we went to Skating for Toques which they actually spelled right this year. We met up with Jake, Stephan, Allison and Matt there and had a grand ole time. Jake has improved significantly in his ice skating abilities. I fell twice and he only fell once. I also did the belly slide...and did not win.. AND I raced and got second place. I could have gotten first if it werent for the fact that my own pair of skates had broken so i had to rent..and the skates that i had rented were damaged...the blade on the one skate was indented so part of the blade wasnt touching the ice which made it really hard to turn..but i could have won.