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The Snozberries taste like Snozberries
19 August 2009 @ 06:35 am
"First day of school!! Wake up!" - Finding Nemo.
Yay, I'm actually excited for the start of my senior year! I will be graduating in May!
 
 
The Snozberries taste like Snozberries
03 August 2009 @ 11:22 am
Finished my Biochemistry class! Hurrah!
Jogged 3.1 miles in 32 min, averaging about a 10:32 mile.
Jogged 3.05 miles in 33 min, averaging about a 10:40 mile.
And last night, Ryan and I jogged, and I jogged 2.5 miles and walked the other .5 mile because my heartbeat was racing - but still finished that 3 miles in 33 minutes. So I need to increase my speed now.
Lost weight at a steady 1.5 lbs per week. Yay!
Spent a lot of time with family this summer: spent several weekends with Mom and Dad and my nephew Donovan came to stay with us one weekend. Got to see my father-in-law and brother-in-law at the beginning of the summer.
Going on a cruise next week!
Starting classes again on the 19th!

Busy, happy, productive - and making the most of it!
 
 
The Snozberries taste like Snozberries
28 June 2009 @ 10:23 pm
I jogged another 1.5 miles with Ryan yesterday, and tonight I jogged 2 miles, flat out, with a good sprint past that.
I can't wait to hit 3 miles, and I need to start increasing my speed.
Lifting weights tomorrow, jogging Tuesday. Feels great! :)
 
 
The Snozberries taste like Snozberries
23 June 2009 @ 09:58 pm
Just have to post: I jogged 1.5 miles straight tonight with Ryan! He helped push me all the way, and I feel amazing.
I made my goal, kept going when I felt like stopping, and I broke several limits I thought were there. :D
 
 
The Snozberries taste like Snozberries
18 May 2009 @ 10:27 pm
Finished out another semester! Taking Biochemistry over the summer starting July 1st, and I have 2 semesters left until my B.S. Seriously considering grad school, especially since if accepted into the USM internship, the internship hours go toward half of my grad hours. So I would only need to take 18 graduate hours instead of 36!

Studying for the G.R.E this summer for said graduate school application, but I'm taking a well-earned break from studying right now. I'm thoroughly enjoying reading The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind and not feeling pressured to put my casual book down to study my college material.

Just got back from a Gal's weekend in New Orleans! We had lots of fun, and stayed up until nearly the crack of dawn. I think it's funny that we walked 20 odd blocks in our cute, short heels and strappy dresses - and then switched to flip flops! http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2388/3544793708_c70b2c3caa.jpg?v=0
And my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/78368539@N00/

Still lifting weights 4x/week and some kind of cardio the other days. Ryan and I are both making great progress and have healthy habits in place. I will be in the 130's by September (my birthday!), and I know it's a possible, reasonable goal.

Three cheers for summertime, because the warm weather makes for contagious happiness! As always, I intend on spending plenty of time outside this summer. We're going on a cruise in 12 weeks, in August, and I can't wait!! :)
 
 
 
The Snozberries taste like Snozberries
19 April 2009 @ 09:21 pm
http://vimeo.com/3057473

This is a loris, a member of this primate family: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorisidae
Soooo cute!
 
 
The Snozberries taste like Snozberries
14 April 2009 @ 09:31 pm
I made two batches of Raisin Oat Muffins tonight for a bake sale that SDA is having this week from this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Oat-Bran-Muffins/Detail.aspx , with a few alterations:

Raisin Oat Muffins
Ingredients:

1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 1/2 cups cooking oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup granola
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup chilled applesauce
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup soaked raisins with 2 Tbsp water

Topping:
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup butter, room temp. (not melted)
1/4 cup brown sugar
cinnamon to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups in muffin pan.

2. Blend together brown sugar, oats, granola, flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add eggs, chilled applesauce, and olive oil. Mix until well-blended. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Let stand 10 minutes.

3. In another bowl, coarsely mix together the flour, oats, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon with a fork for the topping until clumpy and dry ingredients are well mixed. Spoon clumps onto each of the muffin cups.

4. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

5. Variation: Add 1 cup plumped raisins, with a little bit of raisin water (approximately 2 tablespoons).

They turned out perfectly and smelled so good! :) Off to bed now, I need sleep.
 
 
The Snozberries taste like Snozberries
06 April 2009 @ 09:17 pm
I'm definitely in a steady, unflinching workout routine, and I'm really excited. I've lost about 10 lbs since February, which is slow but good progress. :)
I ride my bike to class when reasonable weather permits (no rain), and I lift weights 4x/week with Ryan. My weight training has been increasing in the amount I can lift each new week, and I'm achy the next day, so I know I'm making progress with that.

Jogged/walked a 5K race at USM last Saturday with Ryan, Rob, Aaron, and Rory. I tried to enter in the Runners division, but they put me in the Walking division, since I couldn't jog the entire thing straight. No worries, though! That landed me 1st place in the Women's Walking Division, haha, I didn't expect that at all. It was also $20.00 toward a good cause.

Jogged/walked 2 miles today with Ryan, and we're great motivators for each other. I would like to push hard to get up to jogging 1 mile, then 2 miles, and more.
And of course, lifted weights tonight! Going to do some homework, then bed.
 
 
The Snozberries taste like Snozberries
30 March 2009 @ 07:44 pm
Boo! It's supposed to rain tomorrow all day, so I'll be driving my car to class. The rain just might motivate me to buy a poncho for the lightly rainy days, so I can ride my bike! I really enjoy it.

Otherwise, the rain will be good in that it will wash a layer of pollen away...to be followed by more pollen. :)
 
 
The Snozberries taste like Snozberries
29 March 2009 @ 11:09 pm
5 more weeks, including finals, and summer break will be here! Hurrah!

Updates:
Worked out lifting weights 4 days last week and rode the bike several times to school and around the neighborhood.
Weight loss has been consistent at 1.5 lbs/week.
I'm getting excited about the summertime, and endless hours of fun in the sun.
Miss Kitty is still our precious purrbox. :)