Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Every Body, Every Wear: BOOTS!

It's a well known fact that I love my Hunter boots, rain or shine.

Luckily, today it rained. :-)

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Spirit Week 2012!

Today was Class Color Day and the Pep Rally at my high school, which finishes off my final spirit week. It's crazy to think that around this time next year I'll probably be waking up in a dorm room early to rush to class, not to meet with my friends so we can all spray our hair green and gold, or paint our faces with "SENIORS 2013". It's sad to think about, but I'm happy because I had a great last Spirit Week.


The first day of Spirit Week is always Pajama Day, which is nice because Monday is a lazy day, lol. I just wore a purple long sleeved shirt and the comfiest, softest pajamas in the world. Whenever it's Christmas time, go to Costco and look for pajamas, these are so comfy!


I love Blast from the Past because I really admire the change in fashion throughout history. My favorite time of fashion was the 1940's though. My friend had the same thoughts, as she was also from the 40's as Rosie the Riveter. I was going for a more upper class 1940's look, but the hair was a fail, lol.

Dress: Reed Shirt Dress from Anthropologie
Necklace: Fake pears from a long long time ago (not sure from where, maybe Forever 21)
Tights: Kohls
Shoes: White Mountain Icon (seen here)


Mix and match is usually fun because I can throw together items of clothing I rarely ever wear. Unfortunately I don't have a picture but the outfit wasn't that great anyway. I was saving all of my energy for...


This is by far my favorite day out of the whole week. I love getting creative and finding different things I already have to emulate a favorite character, like the "Sherlock Holmes" look I attempted here, lol. While this year's costume isn't quite as awesome as last year's, I was still psyched to put this look together. Still, pretty much every part of this outfit was provided by Shar, lol.

Short sleeved Jacket- Forever 21
Restoration Sweater Dress- Anthropologie
Tights- Kohls
Shoes: White Mountain Icon (seen here)


Cardigan and Green Pants: H&M

I love Class Color day cause I get to go all out, like painting my face and spraying my hair crazy colors. I didn't get to go completely crazy because I ran out of time in the morning but it was fun sneaking into the bathroom with my friend and us spraying each other's hair different colors. It was a good Spirit Week overall, I don't think there's much that could've made it better. :) 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 8

I'm not seeing as much change as I thought I would :-(
I don't know if it's because I'm exhausted from running around, or if I haven't been eating right lately, or that I haven't been strength training as regularly as I'm supposed to. Something has to change if I'm going to get that beach bod I've been dreaming of.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day 3

Breakfast: cheese omelette with bacon
Lunch: shredded chicken, tomato salsa, and guacamole
Dinner: leftover mussels, cheese plate, and salami

Workout: finally did some Primal Essential Movements [PEM] and played 25 minutes of Dance Central with hubby ...

My body is killing me!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 2

Breakfast - one Scotch egg [cold]

Lunch - Sashimi

Dinner - Mussels in mustard cream sauce & Blue Fish

Observations: my eczema looks a lot better:
And my allergist says I look thinner :-D

Monday, May 21, 2012

Reboot - Day 1

Breakfast: Cheese and Fruit
Lunch: Taco salad with chicken
Dinner: Yook Gae Jung soup

Decided to start another 21-Day Transformation ... but this time with Hubby! He's responsible for following through on all the 21-days of activity that needs to be done. My job is to follow through on the exercise. Bikini season is nearing fast ... must reach Beach Bunny mode!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


I haven't been in much of a blogging mood ... I'm still in mourning over my cat, who passed away on Monday while I was away at work. It has been a shock for me, and I'm still dealing with the hole she left behind in my life.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I miss you :'(

So lively a month ago ... I can't believe you're gone :'(

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 13 - Macaroni Grill

Definitely not Primal ... I had a small steak and Bibb salad ... which according to the menu was not gluten-free.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 12

Ate at Legal Seafood for the first time. Ordering from the gluten free menu was kinda entertaining.
I didn't know gluten free could look so good.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day Ten

Weight: 114.4
Lean Mass: 74%
Fat Mass: 26%
BMI: 20.3

Breakfast: half an avocado [had to rush out]

Lunch: Sashimi at Fuji

Dinner: Hanger Steak, Shiraz, Coffee, and a couple bites of mousse at Cognac

Health observations:

Wheezy when inside [or when I've drank too much :-P]

A lot more awake in the morning and afternoon

And the cracked skin I had in the corner of my mouth [a symptom of celiac disease] has healed! I've been struggling with it for months now.

Eczema is also finally healing.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day Nine

Weight: 114.4
Lean Mass: 74%
Fat Mass: 26%
BMI: 20.3

Breakfast: 1 whole California avocado

Lunch: Lobster Bisque

Snack: almonds, brie, and dried cranberries

Dinner: Leftover mussels, guacamole, a little bit of whiskey

Breakfast: Cheese and Fruit plate & Iced unsweetened Green Tea [from Starbucks]

Lunch: Indian buffet [lamb curry, shrimp curry, pakoras, raita, paneer]

Dinner: Gumbo [sans rice], Sicilian mussels [mussels, pancetta, parm, tomatoes], 1 glass of Chardonnay

Dessert: Creamy Dark Hot Chocolate :-P

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 7: The Day After

Weight: 113.8
Lean Mass: 73.8
Fat Mass: 26.2
BMI: 20.1

Breakfast: 2 eggs sunny side up

Lunch: baby artichoke salad at Serafina [too lemony] and a latte with extra cream [mini-cheat?]

Dinner: lots of meat and organs at Gyu-Kaku [yummmy!]

Feeling like pancakes totally backtracked my progress. Back to square one

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 6: Cheat Day

Sorry for the missing days ... I got sick and played hostess for Cinco de Mayo which kept me pretty busy.

Weight: 112.4
Lean Mass: 71.6%
Fat Mass: 28.4%
BMI: 19.9

Today I get to eat whatever I want in order to access the effect that certain foods have on me.

Brunch: stack of pancakes with strawberries from Cafe LULUc, cookie

Experiencing some food comatose and bloatiness.

Snack: guacamole, taco filling, more cookies

Even more bloaty

Dinner: chili, cucumber salad, brownies and half a beer

Have to call an early night. I'm congested, sneezy, drowsy, and moody.

I will never do this again :-(

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day Two

Weight: 115.3 [was the scale joking with me yesterday?]
Lean Mass: 75.5% Better
Fat Mass, 24.5% Better
BMI: 20.4

Breakfast: 2 hard-boiled eggs

Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Wrap [deconstructed]

Dinner: skipped, unless you count a pickle and square of chocolate

Health observations:
Allergies acting up [probably not diet related]
Wheezy still
More energized in the afternoon

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day One

Weight: 118.8
Lean Mass: 69.4% Bad
Fat Mass: 30.6% Bad
BMI: 21.1 OK

Breakfast: Omelet with spinach, onion, and mozzarella

Lunch: Taco filling

Dinner: Queso with Spicy Beef, Garlic Fries, and Shiraz [@West 3rd Commons] - big mistake, I feel like I set myself back. I was a wheezy, bloated mess.

Health observations:
Not bloaty [for most of the day]
A lil groggy, a lot sleepy [at least in the morning]
Eczema is flared [but probably not because of diet]

Skin peeling [prior condition from dry air]
I haven't sneezed all day
Still wheezy

And black DOES hide a lot:

Monday, April 30, 2012

Can I give up carbs for 21 days?

Hubby bought me "21 Day Total Body Transformation" by Mark Sisson in hopes of jump-starting my diet/fitness regimen in time for summer.

This requires me to cut back on a lot of stuff ... including carbs, sweeteners, and legumes.

I'll try to chronicle the 21 days ... but don't be surprised if I'm too crabby to write :-P

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

Drowsy Babydoll Dress from Anthropologie [circa 2007]

Necklace from Ruche

Pink + Red | Everybody, Everywear

Friday, February 3, 2012

Go RED for Women

Dress: Amanda Archer
Tights: HUE
Cardigan: Express
Headband: Giant Dwarf
Blazer: Anthropologie

[please forgive the stringy hair and the weird roundness i am displaying ...]

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Black & White

White shell necklace
Black blouse from Anthropologie
Black AE jeggings
Doc Scholl's boots from DSW
White tank from H&M

Black + White | Everybody, Everywear

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

I'm not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions, only because I forget about them after 2 weeks and then never re-address them after the year is up. The last time I set New Years' Resolutions was like, 2009, so I'm little tentative, but I'm going to try. Here are my New Year's Resolutions:

1. By far the most common goal set by Americans- lose 17 pounds. I don't care what anyone says about this, honestly- I'm well out of the healthy weight range for my height and age, and I need to once and for all try and feel better about myself.
2. Be happier- like one of my favorite YouTubers always says, "Choose happiness over anger"- I'm amazingly bad at this- I love to get angry and stay that way, so I have to learn to let it go-and even if I really do have a good reason to be angry, to at least pretend to be happy in school or in public.
3. Get a part-time summer job- a lot of kids my age are starting to get jobs working in the mall or something like that, and so I figure it's about time that I do the same- I need at least some kind of work experience before college.
4. Fix my skin problems- I've been suffering from disgusting eczema and rashes for as long as I can remember, and I'm so tired of it.
5. Strengthen my knee- since 2010, I have dislocated my knee, broke a little piece off my patella, and gotten a surgery for it, and my knee has just felt unstable ever since, and I'm so tired of being afraid of doing anything, especially exercise.
6. Post a YouTube Video at least once every week during the summer- I love YouTube so much, but I never have the motivation or courage to put myself out there and really get involved with the community (I mostly admire from afar), so this summer I want to explore my hobby of making videos and see if maybe I can make some new YouTube friends :)

That's all of the goals I can think of, or that I dare to set right now, considering that I am pretty much positive I will achieve none of these goals. Here's to hoping that 2012 is better than 2011.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

  1. Learn to figure skate ... again
  2. Learn French so I can hold a conversation with Tazy
  3. Get my Etsy store up and running
  4. work on becoming a beach bunny :-P
  5. which means i need to get over my fear of large bodies of water ... and sand
  6. Learn to keep my cool and not get mad at all the slight provocations 
  7. get through my stash of yarn ... I have so much knitting to do!
  8. sew a dress
  9. tackle each of the recipes i've been saving up
I will probably be adding to this list ... but this is the start.