Monday, March 26, 2012

Burning 'em off..

So have any of you guys heard of the GM diet? It's basically a one week cleanse where you eat various foods each day.  I did it when I was like 16, but forgot about it until some girls in my apartment complex said they were doing it. I hopped on the bandwagon and decided to give it a go.

The first day was definitely the hardest for me.  You only eat fruit and by the end of the day it is the last thing you are going to want to put into your body.  Second day (all veges)  wasn't too bad and the third day (fruits and veges) was even easier. The fourth day sounds totally weird, but you only eat bananas, milk, and of course water (at least ten glasses a day).  This day was honestly the easiest for me.  I ate seven bananas and three glasses of almond milk along with lots of agua.  My energy level was through the roof this day, oddly enough. Fifth day is beef and tomatoes and the sixth is beef and veges.  I'm not a big red meat eater, so I swapped it out for chicken and turkey.  The last day is brown rice, I used brown basmati rice, fruit juice, i used organic apple juice, and fruits/veges.  

I lost six pounds.  If you have more to lose it says you can drop anywhere from 10-17 lbs.  I am down 11 lbs from the beginning of February and still have nine more to go until my goal weight.  My birthday is May 1st and I hope to be down at least five by then.

I know this isn't a weight loss/fitness blog, but if I write it here, I'll be more accountable right? :)

If you're thinking of doing the cleanse, I recommend it.  Obviously you need to make sure you don't go back to eating like crap afterwards, because you will gain it back. But as long as you continue eating healthy you should be fine. Here are a few things it did for me...

1.  Lost 6 lbs.
2. Helped reduce my appetite to a healthy level.
3.  No more cravings for sweets.
4.  No more bloat-age.
5. Skin cleared up like a dream.
6. I had tons of energy by the 4th day.
7. Helped me kick my need for soda & caffeine.

I'm sure it's different for everyone, but let me know if you do decide to give it a try! No cheating though. Not worth it :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

braces & back to utah.

All three of my Aunt's kids have braces right now, so she wanted pictures before her oldest got his off this week! Man, I sure do not miss braces.  


Alright guys, so I JUST ordered a card reader from amazon. Hopefully I get it early next week because I have a lot of pictures I want to upload to my computer and put on here, but I don't have a cord to my camera & my last card reader broke.  Ah.

Random ramblings...

1.  I do not have school until next Monday because of SPRING BREAK! A much needed break.
2.  Utah is great! So great being back up here and the weather is amazing!
3.  I just signed up for my last semester at ASU.
4.  I'm the newest shift lead at Yogurtland.  Moving up in the world ;)
5.  I'm going to an early showing of The Hunger Games through my work.
6.  I paid for one soda yesterday & the vending machine decided to give me three. score :)

+Hopefully I can get my pictures up soon! :)

Anyone else as excited as me for this?
Source: via Kylee on Pinterest

Source: via Kylee on Pinterest

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

baby lovin'

Meet the cutest little baby I got to take pictures of yesterday. First time taking any of a newborn so it was a little challenging for me, but I managed to get a few I really love!

Isn't she adorable?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Gnomes & pip the chick.

Meet Pip:

Isn't he the cutest? My brother thought it would be funny to buy him for $5 and surprise my mom.  We only get to keep him for a couple of days, however. Sad, because Pip is the cutest.

My big little brother!

My favorite one:

Siblings & cousins! Love the lighting.

Pretty little sis:

Love these three! Going to miss them when I head to Utah.

Found this little treasure at my grandparent's. Every time you walk past him, he insults you in some way. It's great!

tag, you're it!

So, I've been tagged before, but have never really participated. Decided I would this time! The lovely Lauren tagged me!  So here are 11 things about me, followed by the 11 questions Lauren posed. I'll then post 11 new ones for the girls I tag to answer! Alright? Awesome.

1. I graduate from ASU this December.
2.  I love reading.  Finding a good book and getting so into the plot line that I feel connected to the characters is the best. Getting lost in a good book is one of my favorite things.
3.  I still love getting new school supplies. There is something about new pens and notebooks that just makes me happy!
4.  I love frozen yogurt more than the average person. And oatmeal.
5.  I have secretly always wanted to be in a band.
6.  I hate getting up early, but when I do there is nothing better than fresh, crisp morning air and a beautiful sunrise.
7.  I have the greatest family and friends in the world. I know you all think that, but I really do :)
8.  When I am nervous I play with my hair or pick at my thumbs. Weird, I know.
9.  I was obsessed with My Little Ponies when I was a youngin'.
10.  I want to work with troubled teenage girls in the future.
11.  I will run a marathon one day.


1. Where are you? Currently I am sitting in the kitchen of the house I am nannying for! Well the kids I'm nannying for.  Four little ones! All so very cute and very spunky.
2. What is your most recent "pin" on pinterest?  Protein fudge muffins! What can I say, I'm a sucker for at least the ((somewhat)) healthy treats!
3. Dream little girl name? Boy name? Girl: Not a clue! Possible boy combos: James Scott, James Davis, or Davis Scott. James and Scott are family names and I just have always loved the name Davis! Would probably love for a boy or girl actually.
4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I will be 25 years old!  Well, I graduate from ASU in December of this year. So I will either be married in five years with one baby, or I will have gone on a mission and continued on with school! We'll see where life takes me.
5. When you meet someone new, how do you decide if they have friend potential? A lot of the times I see how they interact with other people! See how they treat them and approach certain situations. Otherwise, just mostly see if we 'click'.  
6. Favorite blog of the moment and why? Can I veto this question? Haha.. I don't know that I have a favorite!
7. One thing that you would change if you could: I wish I could fly. Always have had this wish, always will!
8. If you had to fast for 40 days & 40 nights... what food would you want to scarf first?  Just give me a cheeseburger and french fries and I'd be perfectly happy!
9. Favorite thing about the state you currently live in? How do you pick one thing about such a lovely state? I am in Arizona for another seven days and currently the weather is blowing me away.  Sticking in the 70's, and it just lovely.  The hikes and sunsets here are awesome, but the people are even better.
10. When was the last time you stayed up past 3am and why? Probably a couple of weeks ago! Just started a movie late and ended up talkin' with a friend of mine for a while. 
11. What are you looking forward to the most this week? Honestly I can't pick one thing specifically. I've jam-packed my week full of seeing people before I head back up to Utah! Here's the run-down: 

Monday I get to celebrate my friend's birthday. 
Tuesday I get to see a couple of close friends who are married.  
Wednesday I get to go out to dinner with another friend. 
Thursday is my little sister's birthday, so I will be going out to lunch with her, my mom, and my grandma. That night we'll go for round two at dinner and just have a great day with my family! 
Friday I get to see the baby I used to nanny for and love so much.  I'll probably do some sort of going away dinner for anyone else I want to see before I head back to Utah. 
Saturday I leave for good 'ole Provo! 


1. lauren
2. daisy
4. nicole
6. leney
7. jenna
9. gentri
10. megan
11.  memory


1.  Favorite feature about yourself.
2.  One thing you want more than anything.
3.  One thing that scares you about your  future.
4. Biggest phobia?
5.  Most exciting thing you have ever done?
6.  Biggest accomplishment?
7.  What is your biggest pet peeve?
8.  If you could be anything in the world when you grow up, what would it be?
9.  Would you rather have no eyebrows or no eyelashes?
10.  Cookies or ice cream?
11.  What's one thing you want to do before you die?
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