Saturday, May 29, 2010

Well, I hope everyone's week went better than mine! Thankfully, my ear allergies seem to be clearing up!

A few of the things I've been munching on this week:

Hmm...does putting fried shrimp on top of a garden salad make it healthy? Eh, probably not. But it was delicious! The salad was very simple: lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, and carrots.

Kashi TLC bars in various flavors:

Staying hydrated the yummy way:

As you saw on an earlier post, a couple 100 calorie packs of Craisins were also consumed this week to keep me awake during summer classes ;)

And, of course, lots of fruits, veggies, and other healthy foods...and some not so healthy, haha :)

Song of the week:

(For some reason, YouTube won't let me embed this one. Oh well. Enjoy anyway!)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Dear allergies, I hate you - part 2

Dear allergies,

We are not friends.
I did not like you when you settled in my nose and throat in past years.
Now that you've settled in my ears, I have progressed from mere dislike to HATE.
You need to go away and never come back.

Sincerely, an annoyed college student.

Yup. That has pretty much been my week. Summer classes + allergies = AHH!

Any suggestions on relieving allergies?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer semester = EVIL.

Ok, that's a little dramatic. But I still hate summer classes. HATE HATE HATE. It hasn't even been 2 weeks since the semester started and I already have a TEST coming up next week. This should be VERY interesting...

I may or may not be sneaking these during class...

I don't normally eat Craisins (or any dried fruit) too often, because it's just too sweet. I prefer fresh fruit. But when your professor is putting you to do what you have to. ;)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Splurge of the month...

I know we're all college students on budgets, but if you want to splurge on a pair of shoes, I recommend these:


Well, ok, maybe not THIS style, because they're $85, (EEK!) but a pair of Fitflops in general (they do have cheaper styles). I bought a pair recently. They are extremely comfortable and I'm already wearing them out. Haha. They're great for running around campus and are a lot kinder to your feet than regular flipflops.
As to the style pictured above...aren't they too cute?? I wish they weren't $85!! Stupid budget...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thanks Target!

We all love Target, right? Especially their prices! Well, when I spotted this in their weekly ad, I had to take advantage of it...

Free $5 giftcard if you buy 5 Kashi products (cereal, frozen meals, snacks)!

click to see the ad, go to page 26-27

And, of course I took advantage of it, since I love the Kashi TLC bars.

Thanks Target!

(Sorry about the supershort post...will post something longer later this week!)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Warmup with an attitude and PIE!

Artist: Carrie Underwood
Song: Cowboy Casanova
Album: Play On (2009)

I'm not normally a fan of country music, but I love Carrie's music, and I've been loving this song for my warmup and cooldown.

And now, the PIE! Well, sort of. Oh, did you think I was gonna write about real pie? Haha. Nope, pumpkin pie flavored Kashi bars! They're healthy, delicious, and you should try them.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


When I first saw this product on a commercial, the only thought that went through my head was "Ew". Please tell me I'm not the only one.

Isn't that gross? I think I'll stick to the occasional Chick-Fil-A indulgence. LOVE their nuggets. I'll usually pair an 8 or 12 pack of nuggets with either a side salad or a fruit cup.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dear allergies, I hate you.

Is it just me, or have allergies in general been worse this year??

I know mine have. Normally, I end up with a stuffy nose/sore throat for a few weeks, and that's it. This year, however, my allergies decided to move from my nose/throat into my ears. Result? It feels like someone shoved cotton into my head through my ears. Not a nice feeling. The only thing that's clearing it up is nasal spray. YUCK. I reallyreallyREALLY dislike using the nasal spray, but when I stop, the "cotton-ear" feeling comes back.

Do any of you have allergies? What do you do to relieve the symptoms?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Veggies, music, and an insane "diet"

Veggies. Ok, not the word some of you wanted to hear. I'm the odd one: I LOVE most veggies and I always have. When I was little, my parents thought I was gonna turn out to be a vegetarian... Not that there's anything wrong with that, haha. I just didn't like meat until I got a little older. But I still love my veggies. I prefer them raw, but if they have to be cooked, I'll steam them. You keep the nutrients in the veggies that way.

I like the boxed Green Giant stuff with no sauce. You take it out of the box, put the bag in the microwave for 4ish minutes and there you go! Instant veggies. (Sugar snap peas are my fave.)
And now, another good workout song:

Artist: Melissa Greene
Song: Next Step
Album: Next Step (2009)

And finally, I was browsing the 'net the other day when I came across a news article about a new "diet" that is supposedly going to help you live to 120 ( click ) . Seriously? That's ridiculous. Where do they come up with this stuff? How is cutting wheat, sugar, dairy, meat, and tap water out of your diet gonna help you live to 120? The sad thing is, some people will buy it...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

you are beautiful :)

Who's been watching Glee? Anyone? What did y'all think? I'll admit it - I'm a total Gleek! LOVED Mercedes' rendition of "Beautiful" last week - so good!!

I found this website yesterday and I had to post it on here. For those who don't know, it's called Operation Beautiful, and its mission is to end "fat talk" or negative self-talk. You leave a message on a sticky note in a public restroom that says "you are beautiful!" , "you're amazing the way you are!", etc. LOVE it. :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I just took my last final and I feel like I did really well on it!! Woo-hoo!! Good luck to all of you who are still in the midst of finals!

A good song (or 2) to add to your workout playlist:

Artist: BarlowGirl
Song: Come Alive

Album: Love and War (2009)

Artist: BarlowGirl
Song: Running Out Of Time
Album: Love and War (2009)

Told you I'd be adding more BarlowGirl songs at a later date. "Come Alive" and "Running Out Of Time" are 2 of my favorite power walking songs. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

One. More. FINAL!!

Thank God.

I'm almost done!! Well, at least until summer classes start. ;)

Quick breakfast idea of the week:

1/2 cup Special K Granola (credit to flickr for the pic):

1-2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries (I used frozen...need to buy some fresh ones, yum):

1 serving yogurt (whatever variety you prefer. I tried it with Greek yogurt and the YoCrunch vanilla 100 calorie cups, it worked for both)

Step 1: Slice strawberries (or, if you're using the frozen variety, dethaw in the microwave for 1-2 minutes)

Step 2: Mix yogurt with strawberries.

Step 3: Add granola, mix well.
Step 4: EAT!

No more "I don't have time to eat breakfast, so I'm skipping it" excuses! This takes 5 minutes to prepare.