Ketching Up With Kiki

{May 25, 2010}   Day 1

Today officially began my life changing experience with Weight Watchers. I did well on points except for at lunch even though I ordered a sandwich on 100% whole wheat bread. I made up for it by using EA Active on the Wii. I did Day 1 of the 30 Day Challenge and believe me I am feeling it.
Overall I had a good first day. I didn’t cheat at all nor did I have sweets even though the brownies were calling my name.
Tomorrow my goal is to figure out how to stay in a low points range while eating out. I have a feeling this will be difficult.


{May 24, 2010}   Weight Watchers

I officially joined Weight Watchers today. The decision was not difficult considering pictures I saw of myself from over the weekend where I look like the Goodyear Tire Man. Ok maybe not THAT bad I mean I am my own worst critic. Anyway mom and I joined together and are going to support each other throughout the process. I am excited to get started and lose weight. Do I think it will be easy? Not at all, but I am willing to do whatever it takes to lose this weight and ultimately feel better about myself.

My Stats:
Starting weight: 191 (embarrased)
Goal weight by July 1: 175
Goal weight by August 1: 160
Goal weight by September 1: 145

My overall goal weight is to mantain between 135-140

Here goes nothing…

{April 27, 2010}   Wrapping Up

School is coming to an end for the summer. Except I am taking 12 hours of summer classes on top of an internship and working, fun summer for me.

I have so much I wish to write, but the words refuse to flow. Could be the newsletter, powerpoint, class project, and 2 quizzes I have in the next few days.

For now I will leave you with a picture and hopefully my words will come tomorrow.

{April 7, 2010}   Rowing Machine

I love the rowing machine, maybe if I say it enough I will start to believe it.

Tonight I worked out for a good hour. I did 176 miles on the bike…ok the bike display was a little messed up, I did 4 miles. I then walked for 30 minutes. The rowing machine started calling my name and I obliged. After 10 minutes I did not think I would be able to walk again. Of course I was able to walk again and did another 10 minutes on the treadmill at 3.2 speed and 2.0 incline. After that I was feeling very accomplished and will be going back tomorrow.

I do wonder why after I work out I alway tend to want to eat something unhealthy for me. This evening I was able to restrain myself. Yay Me!

In other news I put down half of the deposit on a new apartment. This apartment is brand spanking new and gorgeous. KO and I will be living on the third floor, our choice I will get lots of exercise. The apartment is 2 bedroom/2 bath with plush carpets, balcony, all the appliances. The rent includes cable, internet, trash pickup, and water all for $665 a month. Cannot beat that for brand new apartments. I am also thrilled that the walls and floors are both contain sound barriers. We were in the model apartment on the balcony where we could hear all the construction and traffic as soon as we shut the door you could have heard a pin drop. It was an amazing feeling. Even better I am only 1 mile away from campus now instead of almost 10 minutes away.

I am looking forward to my new living situation. I have a feeling it will be much better than my current one.

Jack just threw up, I guess he ate too much. Boyfriend is going to brush his teeth.

I also have an interview with a syndicated country music radio show on Friday. It is an awesome opportunity and I believe I am a good fit for the position. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers ūüôā

{April 7, 2010}   Wordless Wednesday

{April 2, 2010}   Life as of late

I have been sparse recently. Life has been incredibly hectic. Apparently the last two weeks of March got away from
me. Since I am worn out here goes a bullet post of recent activities:

The tire incident is a whole other post that needs to be updated: in the end boyfriend was able to get about half the money he needed for new tires from insurance and my parents gave him money up front in exchange for work he did for them today.

I went to Williamsburg last weekend and visited William and Mary School of Law with my friend, Rae, who was offered a 80% scholarship. We had a blast exploring Colonial Williamsburg and even went on a ghost tour which was so fun. On our floor at the hotel there was a group of men who spoke with a very thick Spanish accent and used way too much cologne. They made the long weekend interesting. They lost their friend Orlando for almost 2 hours one afternoon. We heard Orlando Orlando where are you way too many times.

Returning from the mini vacation I ran into a pile of work. This past week was final prep for the fundraiser that is being hosted for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I spent countless hours working on the Facebook Fan Page, graphics, fliers, and hot gluing.

On Wednesday I had a job interview. The interviewer was younger than me and I am fairly positive he had never interviewed anyone before. Needless to say I have no idea what will happen. After the interview I had about a hour break before my day got super busy. A friend from out of town came up we ste lunch and hung out until my advisement appointment. After advisement I got roped into more graphic making and hot gluing for the fundraiser. Then I had to go to a local daycare center with my Psychology group. While there we painted cubbies and rocking chairs. We were there for 3 hours then went to eat Mexican together smelling lovely of course. I had a test Thursday that I had not studied for by 9pm Wednesday night. I devised a plan and was able to have my test postponed until Tuesday.

Thursday was a relatively simple day. My group hosted our psychology class and it went very very well. I believe our grade will be stellar. Late in the afternoon the boyfriend and I packed up
with Jack and headed home for the long weekend. Upon arrival we met our parents at a Mexican restaurant (I eat mexican food way too much) where we played trivia, ate and drank. We won second place and recieved a $10 gift certificate to the restaurant.

Today boyfriend daddy and I got three loads of dirt and spread them in the holes and around the yard. My parents dog that ran away had tore the yard to pieces with her digging.

Tomorrow mom and I are heading to moms parents where we will spend Easter.

Happy Easter!

{March 24, 2010}   Wordless Wednesday: Rental Car

{March 20, 2010}   Age and Maturity

I have discovered in the past few days a fact I often forget. Age and Maturity do not coincide. I for example am a 21 year old female and in most cases more mature than a lot of other women my age.

Numerous situations have occurred recently that make me question humanity in general. The worst by far occurred at 2:45 this morning.

I had experienced a very nice evening hanging out with the boyfriend and some other friends on the back deck of my boyfriends frat house. A few people went to bed, others went to the bar while boyfriend and I along with 2 other friends watched a hilarious movie.

I was just falling asleep about the time the President of the fraternity comes barreling through the hallways yelling and banging on doors telling everyone to get up. My first thought, great who got in a fight. Boyfriend runs downstairs then returns 5 minutes later informing me that all the cars in the driveway had their tires sliced on the sidewalls. Ruined.

These people also stole some priceless fraternity paraphernalia, but left an iPod, laptop, and PS2 alone. Obviously to all of us at least this was another fraternity. I understand to an extent the paraphernalia, but tires.

These idiots did over $600 worth of damage on just boyfriends truck. All together they sliced 6 cars tires. Boyfriend and an Alum had all 4 tires cut while 3 guys had 2 tires cut and one lone wolf only had one tire sliced.

The other guys with the exception of boyfriend and alum all went out and bought new tires. Obviously boyfriend cannot afford $600 worth of new tires and will be patiently waiting for an insurance adjuster to come out and check the damage. Thankfully he does have full coverage which includes comprehensive; therefore, vandalism is covered.

A police report was also filed and I hope the perpetrators are caught soon. They will pay for their crimes especially since all the damage they did accounts for felony charges.

I am flustered and running on less than 3 hours of sleep in almost 48 hours. Sadly I am now paranoid and don’t believe I will sleep much tonight. I will be in church tomorrow praying for whoever committed these crimes and for those affected.

{March 10, 2010}   Wordless Wednesday

{March 7, 2010}   Tears

I sit here tonight weeping for my younger sister. She at 18 became involved with a 22 year old male. This man Adam* met my sister *Betsy at a dorm party a few weeks after my sister moved to college.

He did not speak to her for a month afterwards then randomly calls her questioning why she had not called him. This for me was not the first red flag. He had shown interest before and I know how many 22 year old single guys can be.

Adam and Betsy eventually began dating and things became intimate which was a first for Betsy. Great.

Let me back up for a quick minute. Not only is Adam 22 he did not attend college and aspires to be a NASCAR driver. He has told my sister many a story which she relayed back to me and my parents. Not a single one of these stories added up. At one time he is claiming to have tons of money and a few days later has no money.

Over Christmas Break he came and stayed for the weekend. I was thrilled. First of all he is the rudest, most unintelligent person I have ever met. When he speaks I feel like daggars are shooting through my brain. He talks to my sister like she is trash. At one point she asked about a TV show he rudely interrupted her and told her that it was just for entertainment not to be questioned.

I could go on and on with examples f how he talks down to her and is always too tired or too stressed out to talk about important things or how he plays pool for 8 hours at a time then expects my sister to come over and stay with him at 2am.

I had a sneaky suspicion that Betsy was in an emotionally abusive relationship due to factors above and so many other things she has told me.

Tonight my suspicion was confirmed when I discovered a list of tell-tale signs someone is in an emotionally abusive relationship. Out of 20 questions I know for a fact Betsy experiences at least 12 of them 3 of those being at the top of the list.

Since she refuses to listen to those who truly care about her I ask that you all pray that she will see the light and realize she can do so much better.

I am genuinely worried for her safety as I have seen his temper and would not put it past him to begin physically abusing her.

God is in control. He has a plan. All I can do is continue to pray.

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