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Things about myself that I'm sure everyone wants to know.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. (Try to) use one word answers, get an easy three SparkPoints, and help your SparkFriends get to know you. Ha, yea, that one word answer thing won't happen. I have far too much to say.

So here goes…

Where is my cell phone?
Currently sitting in my pocket, NOT vibrating (I'm not very popular, apparently)

Spouse?
Non-existent. Single life fits me well. Which is good, because I'll probably be single forever.

Your hair?
Needing a LOT of loving. Haven't colored since August. Used to be bleach blonde with a streak of bright purple. But now its dark brown with red highlights. Yes, I know, FABULOUS.

Your mother?
Sitting on the couch next to me. Today is her 50th Birthday.

Your father?
"Watching" the football game (aka snoring in his recliner)

Your favorite thing?
Music.

Your dream last night?
Something about my old coworkers.. I can't really remember.

Favorite drink?
Mojito. Haven't had one in forever, but mmmm so good. Love that mint and lime.

What room are you in?
Living room, wishing it was warm out so I could be outside.

Your hobby?
I'm in college and have a full time job! I don't have time for hobbies. But singing, I guess. (can my major in school be my hobby? I set my own rules. It can be.)

Your fear?
Spiders! Seriously yuck.

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Living somewhere across the country, HOT, in a career that I love, performing.

Where were you last night?
At my parent's house for the weekend. No I do not live with them anymore, I'm just visiting.

Something that you aren't?
A boy. Although I've played one in an opera! I was Hansel in Hansel and Gretel.

Muffins?
"Would you like us to assign someone to butter your muffin?" -Mean Girls (favorite movie EVER)

Wish list item?
A new wardrobe of fabulous business casual outfits.

Last thing you did?
Went to church. A 7 yr old asked me on a date. I stole his heart simply because I have a driver's license.

What are you wearing?
Jeans and a maroon tank with a lacy white shirt over the top.

Your pets?
Diego- He's a baby beta fish. I think he has epilepsy.

Friends?
I have 5 roommates, and I love them all. My best friends are Melissa and Colton. Melissa and I have been best friends since kindergarten, 13 years ago.

Your life?
Amusing.

Your mood?
I'm always up for a laugh.

Missing someone?
Colton.. haven't seen him in about a month. Which is ridiculous, because we live 10 minutes away from each other.

Drinking?
Water. Yay for hydration!

Your car?
Tan Saturn. I think I should name it. Ideas?

Something you're not wearing?
Overalls.

Your favorite store?
Target is my go-to. But I love Macy's. Living 15 minutes from the Mall of America is also quite nice :)

Your favorite color?
Purple

When is the last time you cried?
This morning

Five people who email me regularly?
My dad, my boss, roommate Liz, roommate Bethany, my car insurance agent (lately)

Favorite place to eat?
Chino Latino. So freakin expensive, so I hardly ever go.

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
Arizona. Its warm there.

  
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PUDLECRAZY 11/19/2012 6:09AM

    Nice to 'meet' you! emoticon

Sorry you cried this morning though. emoticon

Welcome to Music Makers team; it's great having you join us. emoticon

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CAGMUAHFO2 11/18/2012 9:13PM

    Thanks for sharing

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Birthday Cake.. aka STRUGGLE

Saturday, November 17, 2012

So. Its my mom's 50th birthday this weekend and she's having a party tomorrow, and she asked me to make the cake for the party. I love baking, and I've always loved working in the kitchen and being creative with recipes and food, so that's why she asked me. Also because I'm a poor college student and she knows I couldn't afford to get her a present. She's great, I love my mom. :)

Anyways, I'm in charge of making this cake. So I decide to make a french vanilla cake with raspberry filling, vanilla frosting and fresh raspberries to decorate the top. I love the color combination and its a really beautiful cake. But because I've done such an immaculate job making this dessert, I now would like to enjoy a significant chunk of the cake. PORTION CONTROL PORTION CONTROL PORTION CONTROL. I keep telling myself that in my mind.

I always make excuses for myself. Like "oh, hey, its my mom's 50th birthday! This is a one time thing!!!! I deserve a big piece of cake." OR "Wow! I did really well in my performance today at school, I deserve to spoil myself!"

I know that rewarding ourselves for things is good, because it helps boost our self-esteem and it helps us keep pursuing towards our small goals, but how do I reward myself for doing good things without going out of control with food? I can't reward myself by going out and buying a new pair of shoes, either, because I'm a poor college student on a ridiculously strict budget. So I always go back to food. Does anyone have any advice for how to manage portion control of delicious cake and/or how to reward ourselves for the little things without going to food and without spending money?!?

Yes, I know I blogged twice in 1 day. I have a lot to say. My inner monologue is always going. I think I could blog every hour and always come up with new material. But for your sake, I won't. It's mostly just a bunch of nonsense that goes on in my mind. :)

  
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DR1939 11/18/2012 9:09AM

    Make sure someone else cuts and serves the cake and make sure they give you a 1/2-size slice. Then either leave the cake and go home or if you must live with the cake make sure it is stored out of sight. Drink some water when the urge to have some more hits you. emoticon

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Here we go!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Alright. So. I need to lose weight and be healthier. I've needed to do this for years and its getting ridiculous how long I've waited. I mean, yea, I'm only 23, but I've been in the "overweight" category since middle school.

I mean, don't get me wrong. I've had great intentions and I've tried to step up and be healthier time and time again, but it always fails. I DO NOT want to fail with this anymore. I've never been so public about this journey and I'm hoping this makes the difference. I've always just tried to do it on my own, not letting anyone know that I so desperately wanted to make this change.

All of my roommates (I have 5 roomies) and friends are really healthy and I feel so out of it. One of my roommates just ran a half marathon! That's so awesome, but I just can't even imagine running more than like 2 miles. Yikes. Kind of not cool.

So here we go. I'm gonna be public about it all and hope that makes a difference and that I can stay on track. And I have no shame in saying that I'm a girl and I want and need encouragement and compliments from people when I do things well or when I succeed. I need that affirmation, and I'm not going to say that I don't. Maybe that's what's been missing- I don't have the self-confidence to assure myself, and I haven't given other people the opportunity to affirm me.

Ok ready go. Let Day 1 Commence. Weeeeee.

  
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MOLLZ007 11/17/2012 8:34PM

    Welcome! Sounds like you have already made a step in the right direction!! emoticon

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RG_DFW 11/17/2012 6:18PM

    Welcome aboard. You've got all the tools and support anyone could ever need in this website. Let us know if you need anything!

Good luck

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PROFBOB 11/17/2012 5:34PM

    You can do this -- YOU can change your life if you live intentionally. I'm here to encourage and advise you if you need guidance. It's time to focus on the road ahead rather than trying to look back over your shoulder at the miles you've already journeyed. Today counts! Your "tomorrows" are shaped by what you do today. So make every new day count. :-)

Good luck!

Prof Bob

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