New Year, 2nd Blogoversary

It’s been a whirlwind of a year. Reason I started this blog on New Year’s Day is because I wanted a new start. And because I knew people did recaps every Blogoversary and New Year … and I’m too lazy to do it twice in one year sooooo yep. Here goes!

January:

February:

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  • First time in a recording studio: back of a house type deal but it was cool to see how everything gets put together. Helped throw some ideas in. I loved it. I wish I was good enough for this line of work.

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March:

April:

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May:

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June:

July:

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August:

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September:

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October:

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November:

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December:

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There has been so much going on this past year and there would be more if I was more consistent with my blogging. It’s been a year of ups and downs but the ups shine through more. I hope you all had a great 2012 because 2013 just begun and it’s going to be a great one!

Stay Positive! Think Good Thoughts!

I. Am. Excited.

San Antonio towards the end of this week to see some friends. At least I hope we’re friends, else me going there would be pointless.

How am I going to concentrate at work?!

Maybe some of this to pass time?

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But hopefully none of this …

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But a whole lot of this:

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I’ve always known about Yogi Tea but I never tried it … until now when I had a coupon for Vitacost. LOVE THAT PLACE SITE!

A crazy idea came into my head since Yogi is always so inspirational. What if price tags for things you want were actually acts of kindnesses and you have to do that act of kindness to get what you want. Just think how wonderful the world would be with people doing something nice for others for a change.

But yeah, with these things, work should just fly by. And I’ll get to San Antonio before I know it!

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Anyway, last night we did another Korean BBQ. Outside with nature. This time we were more ready for it. Mum said it’ll be last time for a while. I hope not. It’s so delicious! And did I mention … ALL PALEO! So easy!

Trader Joe’s is popping up everywhere in Texas now and I haven’t gone to a single one. Something’s definitely wrong. Maybe I can drag Mum with me one day soon.

I did all my workouts this week … barely! But I feel like I need to plan out my workouts more intricately else I get a little lazy. So I’ll be off doing that, laundry, and cleaning for the rest of my Sunday.

Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Think Good Thoughts!

Growing Up

I was suppose to start Paleo on May 1st but a sea of events made me change my mind. It was Andy L.’s birthday and although he doesn’t celebrate his birthday, we went out for dinner and drinks because he was turning 21. Only the right thing to do, right? So how can I start Paleo when I would have to drink beer. And when I say have I mean, want to. We had dinner at Cheddar’s with a big group of people and then ended up going to Kona. There was only four of us total, but that’s all you need to have fun!

I got into a three hour plus deep conversation with someone and I realized that timing is everything and I don’t have it. I never have it. Paleo was the last thing on my mind that day.

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Jenny is the worst when it comes to picking movies. She picked Haywire just because Channing Tatum is in it. Really? He was only on screen for at least 15 minutes.

Travis left few seconds before the movie was over. Let’s just say we were lost pretty much the entire movie. Travis and I texted the whole time. Yep … worst movie ever. Don’t watch it.

We were suppose to watch Hugo but Jakob came over and we watched The Cell instead. It’s a weird movie but very sad if you think about it. Actually I watched the movie. He fell asleep and is still asleep on the couch. I tried waking him up and it didn’t work. How do you wake someone up that is a heavy sleeper?

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Did I mention I was graduating? Yep. Next Saturday. Next step … into the real world.

My Thoughts On Paleo

I didn’t blog about the foods I ate during Paleo time and I am so sorry about it. It’s delicious. The only thing is, I did take pictures of the new foods we made and will be accompanying the recipes with it soon. Anyway, this post is all about how I feel about Paleo so let’s get to that.

What is the Paleo Diet? We should be eating the ways our ancestors, or caveman as others say, did. Many think this is a fad diet but it simply is the way of life. The way life was before all of the junk. You can eat whatever you desire … except for grains, dairy, or processed foods that has been modified or tampered in any way. Seems easy enough, right?

Are you always hungry? If you tend to overeat, it’s probably because the foods you have been eating aren’t “real” food. After a few hours pass, you get hungry again. Ever since I did the Paleo diet, I felt fuller faster.

It was difficult at first. I was never a fan of fast foods or sugary goodness like my other friends so it didn’t bother me as much when I had to give those up. But still it sucked having to sit there and see people eat things that you never even cared for but always stuffed your face because you wanted to do the same. You mimic the way those you surround yourself with eat. And ever since I did Paleo, it changed. I didn’t stuff my face but ordered healthy foods and still enjoyed it.

It’s also expensive. For a college student, anything is expensive. I had to look for all natural bacon (I use to hate bacon!) or sausage or organic foods for certain things because everything else would have some type of chemical in it. For eggs, I opted for vegetarian eggs. It seems silly but if I’m doing something, I’m going all the way. Else, I would feel it’s cheating. But I think once you get use to it, it can be cheaper.

Eating out is SUPER expensive. Sometimes it’s nice to eat out because you don’t want to eat the same thing again. Or you don’t feel like cooking. Or because you simply want a nice juicy steak! It’s really hard trying to find food on the menu to get around and sometimes substituting costs so much but be true to yourself. You’re only cheating yourself and no one else. It’s great to eat out once in a while but limit yourself when going out. It really does drain your wallet. I learned the hard way.

It can be time consuming. Especially when you’re busy and you don’t have time to cook. But ever since FTK ended for the year, I’ve had more time and could actually come home and make foods. Only thing is I tend to eat the same thing over and over again. Spinach, mushroom, and egg omelet. Simple and easy and gets the job done. Sometimes I get sick of it, but then I switch it up with chicken and broccoli or whatever else that is simple. It really isn’t as time consuming once you get use to it.

I’ve lost weight! That is always a plus. I would say ever since starting Paleo, I’ve lost at least 12 pounds. 19 total if you count the two weeks of just pure hardcore working out and eating well before starting Paleo. I feel that my jeans and tops and t-shirts are getting a little bigger and it’s easier to fit into them. I’m sure if I worked out more during the time I was doing Paleo, I would of lost more weight and get more definition in my muscles. I’ve been told that they can tell that I’ve lost weight. It’s not super apparent but they can see it in my face and my collarbone. Weird, huh?

Beer! I think the one thing that really sucks, other than not being able to eat ketchup, is not being able to drink beer. We are allowed to drink tequila but who likes that crap anyways? And speaking of ketchup, I’ve lost my love for it. I think that’s good right? Because ketchup is SO horrible for you and it’s filled with lots of chemicals.

There’s a lot of pros and cons with Paleo. But if you overlook the cons, because it’s really not bad at all, it really does change your body and get you to that healthy state of mind! And no calorie counting! Let’s just say I’ve gotten less gassy. Too much information? Sorry!

But I promise you, I did it! And will continue to do it. But of course if I crave something, I will eat a little bit of it. That’s against the rules but rules were meant to be broken!

If you have any questions or need some advice, I’ll be happy to help if I can! Just shoot me an email or comment below! Smile

Laid Back

Today I went crazy.

Ate a lot of foods I usually don’t eat on that Paleo lifestyle.

But it was fun.

But never like this again because it was definitely TOO much!

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Hung out with these people for a brief few minutes. We fit 6 people in a convertible. So fun! We took a lot of crazy pictures. I’m going to be sad when I leave them.

This picture reminds me of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. I just wish there was one less girl and one more guy. Then it’ll be just like F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

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Now we are relaxing and we are going to drink 1800 with orange juice and 1800 with Squirt.

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I got a Hoegaarden because I’m a lover of beer and not so much a lover for any other alcohol.

We’re having a girl’s night and watching movies and doing our nails! Whoop!

Time to relax before finals start killing us! Hope you all had a great Friday! Smile

Happiness

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I just wrote 50 thank you cards to some people in FTK. That’s how much FTK means to me. And the people too I guess. I cannot believe I’ll be leaving soon. Sad. FTK has changed my life in so many ways.

On a happier note, as of 12am of today, I have completed 30 days of Paleo. It was hard at first but now, it doesn’t even phase me. Will I stick to complete Paleo? Probably not. I miss ketchup. If you know me, I am a full on spray-ketchup-in-my-mouth-just-cuz lover. Will I overdose on it like I use to? Probably not. I’ve learned my ways on eating better and I won’t go back but sometimes, I will indulge just because I can.

I’ve been coughing like h*** and I really don’t think it’s because I’m sick anymore. I think I have bronchitis or something. If so, dang it. Tomorrow is my last solo and if I cough through that instead of sing, that would be bad. Sad smile

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Just a Little Update

If you recall, I started the Paleo way of living last Wednesday; I’ve been doing real well! Even going home, I was not tempted to eat what my family was eating. On the right path.

When I get a little down time, I’ll post the recipes of the food we make and eat. It’s delicious!

I have lost 13.2 pounds in the last six weeks. And I hope that continues. If so, I’ll reach my goal before my goal date!

I’ve also been doing some sports. Intramural champion at Dodgeball! Winking smile And I’ve also been playing some football and softball. Busy schedules!

Soon, I have dance starting up. I hope I don’t crash from all these events!

I’ll be M.I.A. more and more until after April 15th.

For The Kids Dance Marathon at UTSA will be happening on April 13th and 14th and I’ve been busy getting ready for that.

I have 732 and counting unread Google Reader posts! AH! But they will all get read once my time frees up! Promises!

If you’re anywhere near the San Antonio area, you should come and be a part of it. It’s a great experience! If you have any questions, just send me an email! Smile

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