Thursday, January 21, 2010

Award, 7 Random Facts, More Harley Pasternak, A Few Recent Questions Answered!

So I tried my hardest to track the dinner from last night! I (think) I ended up at 2,010 calories, 196 carbs, 64 fat grams and 144 protein grams yesterday! Here’s what I ate (I think!).

Anywho, fun news! Staci over at Weight Loss Mama is such a sweetie- she gave me the Beautiful Blogger Award! I love her blog – that girl makes me want to run like no other! Check her out!

So now I’m to say 7 random things and pass the award on to 7 peeps! I apologize in advance if I’ve already shared these things, but here goes!

  1. I used to LOVE tennis, take lessons, was on the highschool tennis team, etc. But then dance took over and I did danceline all through high school – loved it!
  2. Me and Austin graduated from Auburn on the same day, but I stayed for grad school and he was off to Atlanta to start his job. We did long distance (well 2 hours/one timezone off) for 2 years. We didn’t miss a weekend and really worked to make it work. Clearly, I’m so glad we did!
  3. Before our wonderful Shih Poo Reuben, I had two hammies. I got my first hamster in 2004. Her name was SJ and she would accompany me on said trips to Atlanta to visit Austin. I would strap her little hammy cage in the passenger seat and we were off. She was SUCH a little puppy (i.e. would bang on her door when you got home, would beg for treats; would sit and watch TV with you, etc.). Our next Ham was Miles. I loved him but he wanted nothing to do with us. Hehe They were both cremated and are both with us at our new home.
  4. My high school had social sororities. We got away with murder and even had an annual promlike celebration (in addition to the regular prom). It was a huge deal, expensive dresses, hair/make up done, limo rides to eat at the beach, etc. We lived it up.
  5. I’m half-Hispanic, took 2 years of Spanish in high school, took 2 years of Spanish in college and I still couldn’t speak it to save my life. However, I’m pretty good at writing it and reading it. hehe
  6. I want to be a runner. I really do.While I’m not dissing my walking, I think running feels absolutely fabulous and like I’m really pushing myself! (as I’m sure walking at a higher incline would do but that never appeals to me!)
  7. The town I grew up in is in Alabama and is freakishly close to the beach (little over an hour). I went to the beach I’d say 15 times a year – probably more? However, I hate sand and jellyfish and rarely went to the actual beach (even when the house I was staying at was ON it). We would just drive down, hit the pool and party.

Those seem random, right? Maybe a little heavy on highschool? Perhaps I’m thinking about my 10-year reunion which is this. year. Oh my – class of 2000 WAS 10 years ago!

On to my 7 peeps – I would like to give this award to:

Balance is Best

Aggie’s Kitchen

Healthy Hot Housewife

Southern Circle of Hell

Spice & Sass

Laura Dishes

Nifty Eats

These are all awesome bloggies that focus on everything from wedding planning and recipes to life happenings and restaurant reviews. LOVE them all!

On to today - blah - I woke up in a bad mood with some major TOM affects going on. Eek! TOM wanted carbs so by god they were provided! Around 10 a.m. I had pizza for breakfast. Why not? It was kinda brunch, right? Then around 2 p.m. I had chicken in tomato sauce with feta… followed by an afternoon snack of popcorn. I stayed busy then before I knew it was 6 p.m. – PEACE OUT! I got lots of work done but really felt overworked and exhausted. What to do?! Harley Pasternak workouts – woo!

I did two 20-minute workouts – the first one burned 73 calories, the second burned 64. Woo!
I laid out my mat and got about ¼ through abs pilates, but then Monica came by to bring me some books and I never made it back to the mat! I did have fun visiting with her though! And then Austin came down and we had dinner – pesto pasta with chicken and mushrooms. And then we attempted to knock a goal off the list – hanging half bath shelves. Long story short – the screws were larger then the anchors so we have to start over. BLAH! So we moved on to the dining room project and made some great progress – woo! Then it was time to get in bed – I was beat – and already sore thanks to Harley. I ended up at 1,718 calories, 182 carbs, 66 fat grams and 102 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

P.S. To answer a few recent questions: I have a Polar F7 HRM from REI. I was a pi phi at Auburn (Austin was a pike). I would LOVE to try running a 5K at the end of C25k - it will be major challenge since all of my runs now are on a treadmill. When I cook a bunch of food, I tend to keep most of it in the fridge (for 3-4 days tops). But if I make soups, sauces like spaghetti, etc. these freeze great so I freeze! I guess it just depends but I try to never cook too much in front as I HATE tossing things out! Lastly, i'm about 30 minutes from Lawrenceville, Ga.!

K - i'm OUT! TTYT!!


Staci Dombroski said...

Love the list! My husband and I did the long distance thing for a year and did not miss a weekend either! Have a great weekened :-)

Anonymous said...

Fun facts about you!

Do you still play tennis or dance?

Samma said...

Thanks for the award! WHat did you go to grad school for?

Shelli Ryan said...

Love the list! I love that you had pet hamsters! So cute!

Anonymous said...

i had no idea that you were in a sorority and that Reuben is a shih poo! I saw his pictures on ur last past and they were sooooo cute! for some reason i have been having trouble commenting on your bloggie =/

SmallStepsForLola said...

My dearest friend was a Pike in college, but at ASU though. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mica said...

Interesting facts. I didn't realize that you were half-Hispanic, but I see it now. (Good skin tone and purty hair!)

You can totally be a runner!

april said...

My mom is fully hispanic and her parents both spoke spanish.. but she knows about 2 words! LOL. And that makes me half hispanic.. but everyone thinks I'm white!

Therese said...

Ahhh thanks for the award beauty!!! Supah sweet of you :)

I love that you had pizza for breakfast. Thank goodness I don't keep sweets in my house because I am PMSing like whoa and I'm sure chocolate would have been my breakfast!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I liked the 7 things about you! I love learning more things about my favorite bloggers!

Sara said...

I had hamsters when I was younger... It didn't end very well. *sniff*. Kudos on making the relationship work, that takes effort. Thanks for the HRM info, I just ordered the male version for my guy for his bday!

haute.teapot said...

i love your random facts! that's so cute you had a hamster and a 10yr. reunion, fun!! i graduated in '02 so hopefully i'll have one coming up too. oh and i played tennis too for a year, but wasn't the best--i'd love to pick it up again. dance does sound more fun though! and half hispanic, that's where you get your lovely complexion!

just got back from vegas today and we ended up seeing the lion king while i was there, AMAZING! hope you have FUN!!

Aggie said...

awwww...thank you for the Beautiful Blogger award!! :) You are sweet and put a smile on my face! Loved reading your list!

Good luck with C25K, I've done it and it's great! :)

Neesha and Dustin said...

Ah ladies should pick out a 5k and just do it. It's super fun. Huz and I did our first together a few years back and have since kept them up as a tradition! Thanks for the feeback!

Staci Dombroski said...

Love the list! My husband and I did the long distance thing for a year and did not miss a weekend either! Have a great weekened :-)