A Walk to Remember

Today was super crazy. At 6-8pm we had an FTK Open House so I got there at 5:30 pm to help set up!

I worked the Merchandise table and sold a bunch of stuff! Whoo!

I came home with two FTK shirts, two UTSA Rec towels, one Gatorade towel, and two Gatorade bottles. You know. The ones that athletic people use. Cool huh? It was FTK Clearance sell and not buying some of these things would be dumb on my part.

I came home and heated up my food. As I’m about to sit down to eat and watch my Chinese soaps, my phone rings.

It’s brother bear! aka Travis, my next door neighbor. I’ve known him for a little over a year now. I haven’t seen him for three months. (That should be a crime.)

He said he and A.V. were knocking on the door. Whooooops. I cannot hear the front door from my room (which I love!).

I opened the door and he’s holding this!

He bought this movie to surprise his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day so they could watch it. It’s her favorite and he knew she already has this movie so he’s been meaning to give it to me … and did … finally!!

I’m excited to watch this again. I love this movie! Do you like this movie? If your answer is no, I don’t know if we can be friends anymore.

Then they made me go eat Whataburger with them so I put up my food. Happy I got to catch up with them!Open-mouthed smile

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Fitness Magazine’s Superset 2 …CHECK!

3 sets of 12 reps of the Preacher Curl and 3 sets of 12 reps of the Diamond Push-Up.

The Preacher Curl was easy peasy. Seriously need to get heavier weights. Maybe I can get someone to send down the other ones for me from home.

The Diamond Push-Up was killer. I felt it right away with my right arm. It got tougher every single time I went down. But I pushed through it. I definitely feel it in both my arms. Right more then left of course.

Do you feel the burn faster in one arm than the other? Is that normal? I want to know if I’m doing it incorrectly and that’s the reason why.

It’s been a stressful day so seeing Travis & A.V. was good. Now I’m all tired and lazy and don’t want to read for class. Not good. Not good at all.Confused smile

Superset

Jenny and I went to some liquor store a few days ago. And look what we found!!!!!!

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Wine with the name Bitch! I would love to try it!Smile with tongue out

So I’ve finished the Flatout Flatbread The Original and am moving on to the Flatout Flatbread Multi-Grain with Flax.

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Mmmm .. carrots and peanut butter (Peanut Butter & Co.’s The Bees Knees to be exact). YUM!

The Multi-Grain with Flax is more floury than The Original. It is also more grainy. DUH! But it’s still okay. So far it’s not as great as The Original.

What’s inside? Oh just a turkey dog and spinach. Mmmm.

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Look what I made!! It’s green pepper with an egg in the middle. Kind of looks like a flower huh? Hmm … guess it’s just me. It’s so cute!!

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I also did my Superset 1 from Fitness Magazine last night! 3 sets of 12 reps of Bent-Over Row and 3 sets of 12 reps of Decline Bench Press. I used a 3 pound dumbbell so I don’t think it worked out too much. But I felt my back and chest definitely tingling with a little soreness this morning. Good I guess? Yay.

I’m slowly getting into the workout scene again. I seriously need to find a place to run. It’s still too hot outside. Thank goodness the humidity stayed in Houston though.

Being a little lazy, then study time!Confused smile

Gross x Infinity

I read somewhere on Tumblr that a girl lost 40 pounds in one month? And people are praising her. I’m sorry, but to me, 40 pounds in one month is … unhealthy.

And I see a lot of pictures of girls with their bones popped out of their body on Tumblr, and getting worshiped. To me, that’s sickening.

I know they might be in their healthy range but to me it’s kind of disturbing.

Plus, I know a lot of younger people are on Tumblr and they’re not getting the right images in their head. They grow up believing bones showing is healthy and that losing 40 pounds a month is healthy … and that is not the case at all.

I do want to get to my healthy weight but if it means my bones will be showing everywhere, I rather not. I don’t want to puncture someone if I accidentally bump into them.

Maybe you guys will say I’m jealous but I don’t want to look that way … ever.

Healthy weight with a little meat on my bones please & thank you.

Back to reading my Business Law book and taking notes! Whoo!Confused smile

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I just took a shower so my hair is all bleugh! But seriously … how thick can that book be?! Ridiculous.

Skinny Cow

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Tried my first Skinny Cow! I picked the little carton with the flavorings of Strawberry Cheesecake. It was very sweet and super soft. In a way like soft served ice cream. Mmmm … soo good!

If you’ve never had it before, I dare you to!

There’s even a code on the lid where you can win a trip to somewhere? Not really sure but I’m not going to be entering. Living a too busy of a life.Open-mouthed smileConfused smile

 

LOVE LAZY SATURDAYS LIKE THESE!

I few days ago, I got Jenny to start re-watching One Tree Hill with me. I have seasons 1-7. We’re on Season 1 Disk 5 out of 6 and she’s already in love! WHOO!

 

Oh, Tonight, We’re Gonna Set The World On Fire

That song has been stuck in my head for a good week now. It’s such a sweet, sweet song. I LOVE duets!

Anyway, I broke my own promise to not buy books for a while. Books like non-school related books. WHOOPS!

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I ended up buying 13 books for $48.55. Not too bad if you ask me. It said I saved $50.93 meaning if I had bought these without the sale from Borders, I would be dang poor.

I have realized I’ll rather buy books than clothes. Eeep. That’s not too good. I think people are starting to notice my closet is only t-shirts that you either get for free or from school activities.Embarrassed smile

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I opened up a Baked Flatbread crisps: Four Cheese as a snack. I had a feeling this would be my least favorite out of all the other ones. It smells very cheesy which gets me very queasy and it tastes super cheesy! Surprisingly, it’s not bad at all. Quite delicious! The queasy feeling is gone.

You don’t even need dip for this!! It has enough flavor to hold it’s own!

So far, everything about Flatout Bread has got my heart!

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There’s a pool party at my apartment going on right now. And I live right next to the pool … like I can see the pool from here. Bleugh! They have speakers everywhere! I don’t know how Jenny sleeps through this!

 

Melissa

A Package? For Me?!

When I got home last night, there was a paper stuck to my front door.

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Sadly the office was long closed for the day.Crying face

So I tried my hardest to go to bed.

Woke up and went to my lab. The whole time there all I could think about was the package! I knew it can’t be books because I already have all of them. But I did win a few giveaways.

I knew those won’t come anytime soon since they probably JUST sent them.

Therefore it only leaves me with Lauren from Team Giles with Flatout Bread!

Class ended early … like 30 minutes early! So I ran to the shuttle and got home to pick up my package!

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And I was correct!! FLATOUT FREAKING BREAD!!

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This is jammed packed! Ah … excited!

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Look at all that stuff!!

Here’s what’s inside:

Baked Flatbread Crisps: Four Cheeses, Sea Salt, Garlic Herb, Multigrain
Fold It Artisan Flatbread: Rosemary & Olive Oil, Traditional White, 5 Grain Flax
Flatout Flatbread: Multi-Grain with Flax, Light Italian Herb, The Original
Miscellaneous: A spatula, water bottle, cutting board, recipe book

That is A LOT of stuff for that little box!!

I told my mum I was going to share some with her but uh … is it selfish to say I want it all to myself?! I hope not. I’m a poor college student. I need my bread!Smile with tongue out

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I did what any normal person would. Open these bad babies up and ate it!! I made a little wrap … but not really.

I used the Flaout Flatbread The Original. Put it on my crepe pan. Added cheese, mushrooms, a piece of ham and a little Ranch. Got the cheese hot and melted and there you have it!!

It’s sooo good!! I feel like I’m in heaven. My tummy is so happy right now.

Because I heated up the bread, it became crispy … the right kind of crispy. Not the crumble in your hand kind. Does that make sense?

But if you don’t like it crispy and instead like it soft all you do is put things in! Simple!!

I love it both ways! Mmm … maybe this is a bad idea because I want to try them all NOW!Disappointed smile

I cannot wait to try all the other ones!! Ahh! And make little flatout bread pizzas! This is going to be so exciting!!

Thanks Team Giles and Flatout Bread!!Rolling on the floor laughing

Just a Bunch of Gibberish

Crap … someone found me by typing in “wordpress cripple15”.Baring teeth smile I hope it’s not anyone I know in real life because I certainly was not ready to share with you. Plus in a way, it’s an invasion of privacy because I didn’t tell you my site for a reason. If you’re the one that found me, have the guts to tell me. kthanks!

Anyway, my internet has been out at the apartment. Fantastic right?

It finally got fixed today. Yippie!!

I have decided to start working out again next week. Though I might not be able to start running I’ll do the Supersets that are featured in the Fitness Magazine. It seems simple but I know once I do it, it’ll be so hard I can’t breathe!

I’ll let you know how it goes.

So I’ve gone to four classes already. Tomorrow will be my lab class. And I know someone in all of them so that’s always a happy feeling.Open-mouthed smile

I’m a bit excited for this weekend because I have lunches and dinners set up. Yay!

So yeah. Nothing much is going on with me.

I’m excited for football season! I found out the guy I think is very cute is only a sophmore … and has a girlfriend. Eeek.Smile with tongue out Oh, and he has the whitest name ever!Flirt male

I enjoyed a Magnum Double Chocolate tonight after dinner.

I already ate it all before I could take a picture so here’s one off the net!

Yummy right?

Si.

Last day of class tomorrow before the weekend!! Yay!

Hope you all are doing well with work and what not. I kind of miss the work aspect of my life.

The Front Porch

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Tomorrow’s my first day of school!! Exciting! Maybe … my first class is Finance and I already want to throw up knowing that.Smile with tongue out

I never knew how many blogs I’ve been following until these last few days. Given a handful are Tumblrs, therefore they update constantly, but even without those, I have 50+ unread posts every time I open my Google Reader. And I log in at least twice a day now.

Anyway, I’ve been busy catching up on blog posts and I’m loving each and everyone of them! Yes, I read them all!! Not much of the Tumblrs though because there are SO much pictures but blog posts, check!

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Today, I woke up at 7am, showered, got ready, and headed on campus. It was our second day of FTK Leadership Challenge Retreat!!

I got to school by 7:45am. In hand was my OOIAJ … just in case the breakfast they serve was not good enough.Winking smile

Luckily they served breakfast tacos from Bill Miller’s. Mmm … I ate my OOIAJ (because who wastes such good food! plus I’m pretty sure it’s better for me). I couldn’t resist though so I took one Potato, Egg, and Cheese taco. They did a horrible job on wrapping these babies with cheese everywhere. Gross to cheese like that but mmmm to the potato.

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We then headed into our room and sat in a circle and had reflection.

They gave us a notebook they had made filled with blank papers. They were even personalized with our names!! I covered up my last name.Winking smile

This is where we write about our thoughts and answer questions that have been asked. And anything else we want to reflect about goes into there.

Questions such as: What gives you spirit? What would or does kill your spirit? What other questions are on your mind? etc. etc.

The title to this post The Front Porch goes along with something we learned today. I’m not going to bore y’all with it but seriously, I love the saying and would love to incorporate that into my home in the future.

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Then went into little groups and listened to lectures.

I love when they print out all the slides so I know how close we are to the end.

Is that terrible? Whoops.

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One of the advisors for Leadership Challenge/FTK co-wrote a book with a friend of his about leadership.

He gave us our own copy to keep and read if we liked. And he even autographed it!! How sweet!!

I for sure will add this to my list of reading materials.

Why not?

For lunch, they ordered us Papa John’s. Not too healthy but what can you do? Free food is free food. I made sure to pick the ones with the most vegetables! That has to count for something right?Smile with tongue out

I learned a lot from those 7+ hours of retreat today. Though it was long I can pertain everything I learned to real life things. Stuff like running and staying healthy. It’s going to be a long journey to find my balance with those things and other things in life, but if I sit down and really think about the path I lead and plan it out, I can get there. Slowly but eventually.

I learned so much more, but I won’t bore y’all.

I just really want to remember this day that gave me great memories. I cannot wait to work with everyone to make a difference.

FTK: For The Kids Dance Marathon at UTSA with pediatric cancer. Together we can make a difference. (Cheesy words? … But so true!)

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Time to relax … then bed. I’ll let you all know how it goes sometime this week. Peace and love!Open-mouthed smile

Mama Spoon

Yesterday I moved into my new apartment for my last year of college (hopefully).

I’ve realized writing new posts and staying healthy is going to be a challenge but I’ll try my hardest to do it!

I need to find new running grounds. I know everyone that is in college go to the rec but I just don’t feel comfortable. I might try it out but if it’s too hard or I feel uncomfortable, I’ll invest time to look for a gym.

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You can’t see much of my new room but I’m sitting here eating my smoothie with my Mama Spoon. That’s what the company that made it called it. It’s so big!! I love it!Rolling on the floor laughing

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This had nothing to do with anything but I ate a really big breakfast. Whoops.

Spinach & Eggs. Turkey Links. Whole Wheat With PB&Co.

I’m a little scared to put this up there because some people will judge me for eating so much unhealthy foods. Oh well.

Reason was because I woke up early and had a lot of errands to run and knew I wouldn’t be able to eat til 6pm. Ahh college life. I need to not fall back in that routine so I bought some snacks while I was out for the future.

Right now it’s just me and another girl, Jenny, my brother’s girlfriend’s sister living with me. We love it so much more than last year.

We had a really terrible roommate and one good one and at the end, it just ended bad because the terrible one wouldn’t cooperate.

Whatever. Done deal. They still live in the same place which is down the hallway from us but we’ll survive. We just hate when she’s loud and we can hear her voice. Grossness to the x factor … whatever that means.

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Today was the first day of Leadership Challenge Retreat. At 5pm, I headed on campus. FTK was having a dinner with Santa Rosa representatives that supports FTK and the families with children who has/had cancer.

Somehow I got on serving duty. Beans and rice? Beans and rice?

It was great seeing everyone again.

Tomorrow will be our 2nd day and our last. I’m excited. But it sounds tiring. It’ll be from 8am – 5 pm. Eeek.

It feels weird to be back but I’m excited to kick off my last year of college.

School starts Wednesday for me but I only have one class that day so it shouldn’t be too bad.

Time to relax. Byeeee!

This Or That?

Hi! I’m from the past. Right now I’m moving into my new college apartment so I did a post about myself. Enjoy!

I got this off of Abz n Oats!

[A] Apples or Oranges: Apples. I love Fiji and Pink Ladies … with a little bit of PB&Co.

[B] Beans or Lentils: Beans, beans, they make you fart.

[C] Cereal or Oatmeal: Cereal! Unless you count OOIAJ as oatmeal .. I’m not a fan of oatmeal.

[D] Dates or Raisins: Um … neither. Sorry. I just don’t like that they are rubber outers.

[E] Eggs or Milk: Milk! I’m not a big fan of eggs. I’ll eat them but not as much as I drink milk. I might start making a lot of hard boiled eggs though.

[F] French toast or waffles: Belgian Waffles!! They are soooo good! French toast is too sweet!

[G] Garlic or salt: Garlic salt .. duh.

[H] Honey or maple syrup: Neither. But I guess honey if I have to pick since it’s healthier than maple syrup. Unless I’m incorrect.

[I] Ice cream or frozen yogurt: Neither .. but I guess if I have to pick .. froyo since it’s better!!

[J] Jam or toast: What is up with these questions .. neither. But I guess toast.

[K] Kale or spinach: SPINACH!! Nom, Nom, Nom!

[L] Lemon or Lime: Neither. I don’t like acid stuff.

[M] Muffins or Cupcakes: Cupcakes. They’re cuter. Plus I like decorating them!

[N] Nut butter or jelly: This is a retarded question. It’s obviously nut butter.

[O] Onions or peppers: Onions … raw or cooked. Yum!

[P] Peanuts or Almonds: Almonds!!!

[Q] Quick bread or yeast bread: Quick bread .. because it’s QUICK!

[R] Raspberry or blackberry: Neither. Not a fan of much berries.

[S] Sweet or savory: Savory. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth.

[T] Tea or Coffee: Hands down. TEA. GREEN FREAK OF NATURE TEA.

[U] Udon or spaghetti noodles: Spaghetti. Udon isn’t my favorite. It has a bite to it though which isn’t bad. I guess I might not like the soup base it comes in.

[V] Vanilla or Chocolate: Swirl!!

[W] Whole wheat or white bread: Whole wheat. White bread is delicious but I’ve grown to love whole wheat.

[X] Xanthan gum or Guar Gum: I’ve never tried either but I really want to try Xanthan Gum to put into my smoothies.

[Y] Yogurt or Pudding: Yogurt. With fruit. In my smoothie. IN MY STOMACH!

[Z] Zucchini or Cucumber: Cooked zucchini in my foods. ALL my foods! Yum!!