10 things Pinterest has taught me

1. I need more money
2. I LOVE entryways with grand staircases
3. When I get married I will now be fully prepared to make the plans
4. I need to go shopping for clothes
5. I really need to start taking pictures again
6. It is where I can go if I need a self-esteem boost
7. I need to get a passport
8. I can't wait until I own my own home
9. Crafty people are geniuses
10. It is very addictive


no pain, no gain

Yes, another update but I swear this is helping to keep me on track. This morning I had a dream that I had to "weigh in" and I gained 3 pounds. So I was really nervous when I woke up and got on the scale this morning but guess what!! I lost 4 pounds this week! If you remember from my last post my goal was 2. That's double!!! I couldn't be more happy.

I definitely kicked up my workout routine this week. I have been doing 45 minutes of cardio everyday and have decided to add some weight lifting 4 times a week for 45 minutes. It's definitely been hard but I always feel so great after I have finished a really good workout. And I have always LOVED being sore because it feels like I actually accomplished something.

So I wanted to share something I found this week. I was with my mom at Target in the cereal bar aisle and we found these Life cereal bars. These are banana nut bread but they also come in cinnamon roll with icing. They are only about 140 calories per bar and are packed with fiber and protein so they are incredible filling. They are also soft baked which is a nice change from traditional granola bars. Check them out. Both flavors are delicious!


after 7 days...

This week I successfully lost...1 pound! And yes, I am considering that a success :) I have decided to take this a week at a time. I will set small goals for the week instead of trying to achieve a big goal in however many months. That way I won't get overwhelmed. So next week my goal is 2 pounds!

I started keeping track again of what I eat but I didn't really worry in the beginning of the week of not eating something because it's bad for you. For me, that just comes with time. I get used to writing things down and naturally don't want to eat the bad things. And I wasn't in the mood to work out at all this week which I just need to suck it up and do it anyway. That will change this next week. I will make sure of it.

I also LOVE finding recipes for things that are normally bad for you but someone has made them "skinny". I found this one for pizza rolls, which is something I loved as a kid. Nothing was better than coming home from school and popping those little pillows of yumminess in the microwave. I'm definitely going to have to try this healthy pizza roll recipe. Don't they look delicious?


fitness friday

I have decided that it is finally time I get serious about getting in shape. I have said this time and time again and never really stuck to it but I mean it this time! I decided that in order for this to work I need to be held accountable so every Friday I am going to "weigh-in" and give an update of my progress. I am not brave enough to write down my weight and share it with the entire world so I figured I can just write down how much weight I loose (or maybe gain...) a week. That will also force me to get on the scale on a regular basis which I hate. I will also share things that I have been doing to eat healthy and new recipes I find that are yummy. So wish me luck. I can use all the support and encouragement I can get!

Just a little motivation


dream job

Searching for a job has been kind of exhausting. I wish I could just finally find a job that is permanent and pays on a regular basis...I don't think that is too much to ask right? Anyway, not having a job has gotten me thinking a lot about what kind of job I want. Here are some that have crossed my mind:
1. Obviously if you know me at all you probably know that I would love to be an entertainer. I have been performing since I was a kid and from my first dance performance at that park the summer I was 8 years old, I was hooked! I love being in front of a crowd and seeing their reactions. I started taking acting lessons and joining choirs and kept dancing for years but all that has kind of stopped since high school. I would love to keep performing but that is an old dream that will probably just remain that...a dream.
2. I would love to find out who comes up with the names for nail polishes. I always spend way too much time at the nail polish display looking at the bottom of all the bottles seeing what they are all named. And as Whitney and I discussed last night, I sometimes buy nail polishes because of their name. Seriously, I want that job! How do I go about finding it?
3. I would love to be a movie critic. I love movies so much! I have over 200 I think which I don't consider to be a whole lot but others might think differently. But going to movies is one of my absolute favorite things to do. We get the Standard Examiner at our house whose main movie critic is Steve Salles who pretty much only likes foreign movies and those that you shouldn't see with your parents (I know from a very unfortunate experience...don't ask, although I think I should probably explain. We didn't realize what we were getting ourselves into when a giant group of extended family members, including my brother and dad, went to see Knocked Up when we were at our family reunion). Anyway, Steve never really likes any of the movies that I quite enjoy and the ones that he does like, his reviews always seem a little indecisive to me. A lot of the movies recently that he has given 3 or 4 stars to, he will poke fun at the plot throughout the whole review but then he will say that he likes it. I'm confused. But who cares, a movie reviewer would be a blast. I mean we are all kind of reviewers anyway but how can I make money out of that?
4. The Ellen Degeneres Show! I think doing anything on that show would be a total blast! I doubt she reads my blog but seriously Ellen, if you do, I would love to work for you!
If anybody knows how I can make any of these job ideas into a reality let me know! That would totally make my life :)
Someday I will be able to say that


hello world

I've been avoiding doing some real work today and was playing around with my blog. I've been meaning to update blog lists and changing some gadgets around. I was looking around on the dashboard, which I've never really spent much time on, and I clicked on the "stats" tab. I started looking at who visits my blog and where they are from and things like that. I cannot believe how much information is on there and I never knew it! I've had people from all over the world looking at my blog! Obviously most of the hits were from the US but the next biggest country was Denmark. Venezuela and Malaysia were on there too. I guess I never thought of how many people I can reach from my computer.

Hello world!