Mar 27, 2008

Calories I've burned today...

according to Daily Plate I have been more active than I ever thought!

Walking 158
Writing 95
Attending Class 622 (wow!)
Brushing my Teeth 14
Scrubbing the Bathroom 67
Light Straightening 121
Watching TV 176
Changing Linens 9

These are based on their activities and cal/hr I just told about how many minutes for each.
So I burned around 1262 calories today.

I kept up with what I ate and I had 1789 calories. Not too bad.. but I think I need to start on some real exercise!

My Daily Plate

I've been so busy lately I haven't kept up with my January/early February exercise routine. I am hoping to get a little more active once the weather gets better. Today it's raining cats and dogs. And the bad part is that Relay is Friday night. It's supposed to be in a field (grass) on campus. There is no rain plan... just tents, ponchos, and umbrellas. It is supposed to be raining until Tuesday. So please pray that the rain stops and Relay is not a muddy mess. Or that there is a thunderstorm and they are forced to postpone. I know it will be miserable to be out in the rain for 12 hours. yuck.

So back to the healthy part. I had a nutrition class this summer and we did a diet analysis on what we ate for a week. I discovered an online tool to help track food and exercise. It is the Daily Plate. You can search for your favorite foods and it will save it for you. It knows most brands and you can even set up meals to save. I have a breakfast and lunch saved and it's really convenient. It lets you decide how many calories you need per day based on your current weight, your activity level, and the amount of weight you would like to loose per week.

The exercise part will let you search for different activities they have the calories burned per hour for. I was able to look up my walk to class for 20 minutes and 45 minutes of writing will sitting for during class this morning! I know that's probably not really legit, but hey it makes me feel a little better about making it to class in the pouring rain. Y'all should try it out and let me know what you think!

Mar 25, 2008

Not Much

going on around here right now. I am starving and about to make some lunch. I have also been busy getting everything ready for Relay for Life on Friday. Our team has raised almost $1000 for UK's RFL.
Please pray for Jenny S and her family as she unexpectedly lost her uncle Sunday night.
My sorority house mother, Mom Retha, lost her best friend last week to cancer. She was pretty upset about it last night during dinner. I told her I wanted to put a luminaria in memory of her at Relay and I think it really meant a lot to her.

Back to boiling water and Rachel Ray show.

Mar 24, 2008

Just for You

I can't believe you're missing my blog writing! That's very sweet. I appreciate it so much that you read it just to learn more about me. I can't wait to see you next!


Mar 19, 2008

I think I may have broken

my pinky toe. I was watching the Biggest Loser this morning on TiVo and was going to walk over to the apartment complex and work out afterwards. I forgot my parking pass at home so I have been parking on the street and there are very few spots to find. I have to wait til night to drive if I am going because during the day EVERYBODY tries to park on our street. Most of it is yellow lined or fire lane. So I heard pouding outside and I jumped up out of the chair and rain through the hallway to check the scene from our front (only) door. SMACK! I nailed the hallway table. ugh. pain pain pain. I continued on towards the door limping, and rain was pouring down. So I thought.. I will wait and go right before my class and then I won't be out as much in the rain. Then I finished the show and got ready for my shower and that's when I realized the pain had not gone away and now my little bitty pinky toe is huge! and cut up a little bit. So there go my dreams of exercise. I'm now limping around our tiny apartment hoping that broken pinky toes heal quickly.

Mar 18, 2008


The weather has actually been ok today. There was only a small bit of rain on the way home from all of my classes. Holly got home early from work tonight so we went for a walk outside before I had my Relay for Life meeting. The weather was great but it was starting to get windy.

Today in my communication class we talked about language and then specifically about regional words like using the word coke for all variations of soft drinks. And then about Appalachian Speaking. Here's one of the examples on phrasing and terminology:

Can you decipher that?

Mar 17, 2008

Rain, rain go away!

Not sure if y'all have noticed or not, but it has rained almost every Tuesday and Thursday of this semester! In the last month I have noticed it and mentioned it to a classmate and she agreed! She is only taking one class this semester but we have umbrellas with us almost every time we meet. I am dreading it for tomorrow. I will be on campus most of the day and cold, wet walks are not that enjoyable :(

Mar 11, 2008

Snow Day

Memorial Hall with a blanket of snow
Senior pose with the Business College in the background
Grant and I went roaming across part of campus for a few fun shots. We were wishing we had sleds to ride down the bowls at the library. I doubt there will be more snow while I am in Lex, at least I hope not!

Mar 6, 2008

Spring Break :)

I only have one more class until my Spring Break begins! (I will actually have to do an online test in the morning... but no more cold walks!)
I will be heading Lville after class to meet up with the Grant and his parents. We're going to eat dinner and hit the mall. Then it's back to Lex until Sunday.

I am going to TiVo some shows tonight.. the Grant says I am a TV-holic! I will have to see Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice, & Lipstick Jungle. I can't help it... I just love it! I also really like reality shows (not the crazy ones) like those mentioned and anything on HGTV. I think reality tv is all about how people live and how they deal with life. It's pretty interesting.. it's like a video blog! haha

What are your favorite shows?

Mar 4, 2008

Busy Week

This week has been crazy! I was home for the weekend and waited until Monday morning to drive back to Lex. I was halfway thru my trip and I stopped for a pit stop at E-town. After a quick couple minutes in the gas station I returned to my car and turned the key. Click Click Click ugh. try again. Click Click Click. I called Dad and he thinks it sounds like I have battery problems. So I called AAA and they said a local shop would call and let me know how long it would be. After about 20-30 minutes Dad was already on his way to trade cars with me. He made it to the gas station before the repairman left. We drove on to the next exit and ate at Arby's... we left the car running outside! So now I am driving around in Mammaw's car this week and hopefully I can get my new battery cable and get back to normal. I have 3 tests and a paper due this week plus meetings and other things going on.

I just got back from a Relay for Life team captain meeting on campus. I am raising money for our March 28th Relay and I am really excited! I am urging all of you who read this to go to my site (the link is to the left) and give whatever you can. $5 or $50. We have all been affected by cancer and I hope to really make a difference. I can also get you a $5 luminaria in honor or memory of a cancer fighter. Please take part in this to support cancer survivors and in memory of those we've lost!

Abe's Birthday

Abe's 2 year old collage

Cute goody bags! Very Crafty!

My only pic of Abe (I took some for Mom on her camera... more later)

The Woman of the Hour!

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