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Kicking Butt Mission 14

Friday, April 02, 2010

Hey everyone,

this is something I made up just a couple months ago to get over my pizza cravings without pizza.

Butter, salted, 1 tbsp (remove)
* Canned Tomatoes, 1 can (remove)
* Bread, mixed-grain (includes whole-grain, 7-grain), 4 slice (remove)
* Oregano, ground, 1 tsp (remove)
* Basil, 1 tbsp (remove)
* Garlic, 1 clove (remove)
* Cheddar Cheese, .25 cup, shredded (remove)
* Swiss Cheese, .25 cup, shredded (remove)

mix the canned tomatoes with the garlic, oregano and basil.

butter the bread and place 2 slices, buttered side down in a skillet.

put half the tomatoes and cheese on each slice of bread.

put the last 2 slices of bread on top, buttered side up.

Just like a grilled cheese sandwich ^_^

cook until both sides are golden brown, flipping half way through.

1 serving = half a sandwich

I really like this because it's easy, low in calories and sodium, and a great way to curb my pizza cravings ^_^

Nutritional Info

* Servings Per Recipe: 4
* Amount Per Serving
* Calories: 154.8

* Total Fat: 8.2 g
* Cholesterol: 21.3 mg
* Sodium: 269.5 mg
* Total Carbs: 14.8 g
* Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
* Protein: 6.8 g

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MESSENE 4/2/2010 10:30AM

    emoticon emoticonYummy! emoticon

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April 1, 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Ok, so yesterday was quite the day. My computer crashed the night before, after I had completed a huge assignment due yesterday morning. I hadn't printed it yet though, so I was freaking out a little bit, that teacher doesn't accept late assignments normally. So yesterday morning I was running around trying to a place open early that could my files for me, I did manage to get them and I emailed them in on time, though I didn't have to print it and get to school so I hope the email is enough. Anyway, my computer was about 4 years old so it wasn't worth the $170 to get it fixed. My parents agreed to get me a new computer because i need it for school. I didn't expect it to be so easy lol. My computer crashed tuesday night and I went out and got a new computer the very next day ^_^ I had to get their approval for type and cost and everything but I got a really nice laptop, much better than my last one lol. Much bigger hard drive, better graphics card, basically everything is better cus my laptop was pretty old for a computer lol. I just need to get used to the new keyboard and windows 7 now.

My day's not going so well, I'm not eating very well and I feel kinda crappy. Early this morning, like 1:30 am, I got an email from some old friends saying that they wanted to start talking again, just over the internet. Our friendship did not end well and I'm still angry with them. I responded saying if they gave me a good reason I would consider it. I can't help but wonder if they only sent it because it's April 1st. I can't help but think the worst of them after what happened. They were my only friends at the time and it really hurt to lose them, we'd been friends for about 6 years and we were very close. They just all of a sudden decided they didn't want to talk to me anymore and they wouldn't explain why. So I don't even know if it's because of something I did or said. But way they did it wasn't very nice. Even my family said i was better off without them, that they weren't very good friends in general. Maybe that's true but I don't usually see the worst in people. If they actually want to talk, I will give them a 2nd chance but they need to earn it, and if it's only cus of april fool's day, then they are worse than I thought. I thought I didn't care anymore, and for the most part i don't, but I'm still angry. I have much better friends that I go dancing with all the time. And even though, they're older than me, and we don't really do anything other than dance, they're great people and much kinder than Julie and Nick ever were. Even though, I have no friends outside of dancing, I am happier than I was when friends with them, and I've got all my spark friends now too ^_^

Also my mom got her test results back this morning. She had an MRI and they said she's had lots of mini strokes but that they're not going to cause a major stroke because they are in the small blood vessels or something. Also, she may have breast cancer, she has a rash and the doctor is sending her for a mammogram because apparently it could be cancer. She's not having a good year and it's not good for me when I'm worrying about her so much. Hopefully everything will turn out ok. I'm actually taking the day off school because I just feel like I need a rest.

I joined a new gym yesterday too, they gave me the same price as my other gym membership and i get much more. I had an alternate day membership, so only 3 days a week, but now this gym has a pool, and I get every day of the week, and it's a much bigger gym, they have more stuff, even a running track. The one thing is that their zumba class you have to pay extra for, but that's ok, I never went much anyway. I'll use the pool for sure, and I need to try and use the machines and weights more because i know how important building muscle is for losing weight. If I work my legs, maybe the swing will get easier lol, and the samba. I also need to work on pushups because I only have a month before I need to do fingertip and back of the hand pushups for my hapkido grading. I'm enjoying orange belt, the patterns are more interesting now, though I still feel awkward doing a lot of the techniques. Last night we did throwing, and I just cannot get over holding my breath, I do it every time and I know shouldn't.

Tonight, I have an appointment at my new gym for a fitness assessment, which they do every 3 months, as well as a nutrition consultation and one personal training session, which are provided every 3 months as long as I'm a member there. I didn't get that at my old gym. Really the only thing i see that is better about my old gym is that they did have more classes, a lot more, but I'm not much of a class person myself, I feel too self conscious when I go. I'll be insecure tonight at the assessment lol, for sure. Though I know I'm stronger than the average girl, and he'll probably say as much, my cardio needs a lot of work, though it is better than before I started dancing and doing hapkido.

Sorry guys, I needed to vent and get my worries out there. Hope everyone has a great Easter!!!

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LIFEGENESIS 4/1/2010 5:49PM

    Your new gym sounds great! :D I'm excited for you! :D

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March 26, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

It's been awhile since I blogged. Well, school's been a little crazy with midterms. I had 4 of them and I think I did well on 2 and not so well on the other 2. I'll let you know if I passed them all when I get my marks.

My eating has bee horrible lately. I'm not sure why, but I have been craving fast food and junk food and all kinds of horrible things. My motivation and will power is not where it needs to be so I have eaten all those bad things almost every day for the lats few weeks. I feel very guilty about it, and I'm not sure how I can get myself to resist the cravings, not right now anyway. The good thing is that I have still been able to keep up with the exercise, so I haven't given up on everthing.

I did go dancing last night, and I had a great time. I let Marko know that for my next routine I will be doing the ChaCha, and I think the one after that will be the tango. Again, when I do them, I will post a video of them. I know I alread posted a video of the chacha but I want to do a dance I feel fairly confident with, and last time I did a slow dance, the waltz, so I'd like to do a faster one this time. Besides, I've learned some new moves since doing the last video ^_^ I'm actually a little excited this time, as opposed to last time when I was just terrified lol. I think I'm doing it in 2 weeks at the next party. Now that I've had a little while since the last one, and I've decided on a dance, I don't think I need as much time to prepare for it. Last time it was more about getting up the courage. Anyway, I'll let everyone know when I've posted it.

I made a huge cake last weekend for my cousin's baby shower and I will post the pics sometime this weekend, it went over really well. Everyone loved it ^_^ It sure tasted great lol. There was so much cake but almost everyone had 2nds and a few had 3rds so a lot of it got eaten. I was glad because I didn't want to bring any of it home, then I'd eat it lol. So I gave away leftovers.

Ok scratch the not worrying about the routine lol, now that I'm thinking about it anyway.

Hapkido has been good, I've been learning a lot lately. I had been missing classes because of school and work but the last few weeks I have been going regularly and we've done some interesting things. I started learning weapons, the short staff. Unfortunately, I don't get to learn any other weapons until I get to black belt, if I get to black belt lol. I'll need to lose some weight before I can do that and I haven't been doing well with that. I gave in and ordered lunch again today, but I ordered a salad with it, which I will eat first, so that hopefully I will be too full to eat the rest. And also, I'm hoping that eating something healthy will make me crave bad things less. I'd love some advice on avoiding fast food and stuff when I have so little will power. I've been feeling a bit depressed again, which is probably why I'm doing so horrible.

Anyway, that's enough rambling from me lol, hope everyone has a great weekend!

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LIFEGENESIS 3/27/2010 3:39PM

    I am so excited about seeing your next dance! :D You were AWESOME last time! As for avoiding the fast food its good to have your kitchen stocked, and healthy snacks on hand to last you until you get home. Also, chewing gum can help take the edge off.

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LYNNDE 3/26/2010 12:49PM

    You have certainly been keeping yourself busy! Hopefully your exams will be over soon. I can't wait to see the dancing videos, as well as the one of the baby shower cake! What fun!! Kudos on keeping up with the exercise!! emoticon

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March 17, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

For everyone who read my last blog, my mom is doing much better now. She passed her kidney stone and the sores from her shingles are getting better.

I had a a couple really good days in terms of working out. At hapkido on monday we did the circle of death, which is where we all go in a circle and take turns picking exercises which we then do 10 times for each person in the circle. I picked lunge jumps lol emoticon I like to always find new things to choose so I almost always have to explain, I did again, but this time not a single person there was able to do all of them ^_^ I can only do all of them for a few different things but mostly I can't. I was able to do 15 of them before I started slowing down though so that's pretty good, after about half way everyone was just kinda switching their feet back and forth lol.

Then yesterday I had a dance lesson, my legs were still from all the lunges and squats the previous night. It was good, I had a lot of fun and Marko was a little crazy. He had lots of energy yesterday lol. He also taught me a silver waltz step and I'm only in the bronze program. I liked it though it was a little confusing to get, normally I can get the step fairly quickly. Now though, I really like it ^_^ The waltz is my favorite dance, I actually feel beautiful and elegant and graceful, which is rare for me. I have a fairly negative self image so when I find something that makes me feel like that, I really enjoy it. I think I may do the tango for my next routine, which may or may not be in 3 weeks. I need to work up the courage again lol. I'm not very good at the tango, so if I do a tango routine, I will have plenty of motivation to work on it. I get frustrated with it and then I give up so I'm not improving my tango as fast as the waltz. Yesterday though Marko said I did very well, even though I had to go really low and my legs were burning the whole time ^_^

School is going pretty well, I have some midterms coming up I'm pretty nervous about, mostly the one on friday, oh and tomorrow lol. I'm going to hapkido tonight but I have tomorrow morning off so I'm studying in the morning. That way it'll be fresh in my mind too. We're actually going on a field trip next week too. That's not very common in college, or at least not in my program, it's only the second one in 3 years lol.

I've been doing better, though not great, with my eating as well. I'm staying in or close to my calorie range more this week. Still working on healthy choices though. yesterday I actually skipped breakfast. Not on purpose, I woke up late and had to get to class so I didn't end up eating until about 2:30. Man I was hungry, so last night I got some ice cream on my way home because I had all the extra calories. I had a big dinner too, but I stayed within my range, even with the ice cream. I'm not gonna make it a habit, though today I'm skipping lunch because I had a late breakfast so I'm not hungry. I'll probably just have a quick snack around 2 or 3 and then a light dinner before hapkido.

I want it to be april already so i can go shoe shopping. I'm going to buy more open toe heels for dancing so I'm waiting to make sure they have all their spring/summer stuff before I go because it's a ways to get this shoe store. I have very wide feet so I have to go to a specialty store. This is the first time I've been excited about shoe shopping too ^_^ it was always such a hassle before but not since i found this store.

This saturday I will be making a very large cake for my cousin's baby shower, I know I mentioned it before. I'm excited because I've never attempted one so challenging before.

I guess that's enough of an update on me right now lol. I talk a lot, even if it's on the computer ^_^ Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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DARKTHOR 3/23/2010 6:31PM

    You have lots of fun activities it sounds like! I usually keep a go-to no prep snack that I can grab as I go out the door when I'm late. Missing meals really makes me want to eat lots and lots of things I shouldn't be eating. Usually I go with trail mix, a glass of V-8 or pumpkin seeds in the shell. Stay committed and take care!

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DARKTHOR 3/23/2010 6:31PM

    You have lots of fun activities it sounds like! I usually keep a go-to no prep snack that I can grab as I go out the door when I'm late. Missing meals really makes me want to eat lots and lots of things I shouldn't be eating. Usually I go with trail mix, a glass of V-8 or pumpkin seeds in the shell. Stay committed and take care!

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AIMEEM77 3/17/2010 2:34PM

    Sounds like your a busy girl! You'll have to share pics of your new shoes when you get them. I love me some sassy shoes!

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March 14, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Well, I guess won't be getting much sleep tonight. I just got wolen up by my dad who might be taking my mom to the hospital in a bit. They think she has a kidney stone again, she's in a lot of pain but they're waiting to see if it passes or whatever. She had one once before and we spent a day in the emergency room. Apparently it's because she doesn't drink enough water. It just sux because she has shingles right now too. She's not having good luck right now. I think it's because all she drinks is diet lipton green tea stuff, which is liquid but green tea makes you pee more and she needs to hold on to whatever water she can get in. then, the whole sugar substitute thing can't be good on a regular basis. She drinks it cus she hates water and won't drink it. I feel bad for her and I'm worried about her. So now I won't sleep much for the rest of the night, I guess I should've stayed at home today cus then they would've called me later and I would've only found out after so less worrying, which does no good, and more sleep. I'm sure she'll be ok in a bit cus if it is a kidney stone then she'll pee it out.

On a brighter note, so long as my mom is ok later, I'm going dancing again tonight. I went on thursday to the themed party, Wild Wild West lol, and all I did was dress nice and add a cowboy hat lol. sundays isn't at my dance studio though so no theme for this one. I'm gonna have to get some new shoes soon, as soon the sandles come out, cus I like the open toe heels and mine are starting to stretch too much and they're wearing in one place on the inside. This is the first time, I've ever been excited about shoe shopping though ^_^ I always hated it because my feet are super wide and I could never get the shoes I'd want, I always had to get men's so I couldn't get real nice ones, I just got functional shoes that looked ok, generally runners.

Well, I guess I should try and get some more sleep, I'll need the energy for dancing later. Night guys!

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VAMACKGIRL 3/14/2010 8:31PM

    Just sent one up for you Mom and your family, I hope she is doing better!!!
You keep up that dancing girl!! You rock!!!!
Take care and kick up some dust for me!!!

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MESSENE 3/14/2010 6:48PM

    Hope your mom gets better soon! emoticon emoticonHave a super emoticontime tonight! emoticon

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AIMEEM77 3/14/2010 10:32AM

    Hope your mom is Ok DANCING QUEEN!

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WEIGHTING4BABY 3/14/2010 9:55AM

    I hope everything works out Roxy! Have fun dancing:)

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ONLY1TAN 3/14/2010 9:52AM

    I hope your mom is okay and you are able to dancing tonight!

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LYNNDE 3/14/2010 5:53AM

    I'll keep your Mom in my prayers, and hopefully that kidney stone will pass through quickly! Have fun dancing tonight.

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