SONICB's SparkPeople Blog SONICB's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Inspirational athlete! Okay, so basically all athletes are an inspiration, but Kacy Catanzaro is OFFICIALLY my new hero! She recently became the first woman to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama ("American Ninja Warrior"), and I just cannot stop watching this video of her qualifying. <BR> <BR> The video has been making rounds on social media, and maybe you're sick of seeing it everywhere... but SparkFriends, I encourage you to watch it at least once. <BR> <BR> Link to the YouTube video here!: <link> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:39:21 EST New kittens - Kermit & Rufus! This entry is a bit overdue, but I would like to introduce my SparkFriends to the two newest members of my family--Kermit & Rufus! These two brothers were born on July 1 and have been causing mischief and warming hearts ever since. :) Also destroying my boyfriend's furniture. But it's okay because we aren't allowed to own nice things anyway. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="" width="100%"> <BR> K... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:10:11 EST Link: A weight loss consultant's open apology letter to her past clients This is worth reading: <link><BR>7/an-open-apology-to-all-of-my-weight-<BR>loss-clients.html </link> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:20:17 EST Glad I don't live in Japan! So this is my racerback workout tank: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Apparently, I'm a Size L in Japan!!! O_o;; Not sure if this is amusing or appalling, given that I am a few pounds underweight for my height according to US standards. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:11:27 EST Roasted Acorn Squash This is quite possibly the best thing I have ever tasted... in recent memory, anyway. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>corn-squash/ </link> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:22:11 EST Someone please hide my credit card! Actually, that wouldn't help because I have my CC number memorized!!! <BR> <BR> Went on another shopping spree today. Really, all I needed was a blazer for the upcoming school year, because I'll be applying for jobs and need to look all grownup-like. <em>246</em> But there was this really cute dress on Forever21, and then I'd been meaning to buy wedges, and then I needed to spend at least $50 on non-clearance items to qualify for 10% off and free shipping and then... you know the drill. <B... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:25:16 EST Groceries, today's outfit, and online shopping woes It's been too hot recently and I've been too lazy to go to the grocery store, so it's been difficult to eat healthy. But I finally went today and bought some ingredients to make this recipe for Summer Vegetable Crepes: <link><BR>getable_cr_pes.html </link> <BR> <BR> I've made it before with cucumbers in place of zucchini, and they were great. :) One crepe is filling enough if you serve these with a side salad. <BR> <BR> Cherries were on sale for $1.98/... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 17:41:05 EST My grocery receipt! I just got back from a trip to Kroger and didn't realize how packed it would be on a Friday afternoon, before work usually gets out! Maybe a lot of people in this town don't work the usual 9-5 or they leave early on Friday. Anyway... <BR> <BR> It was difficult to navigate the store with people abandoning their carts and not leaving enough space for another cart to pass by (in either direction!). Anyway, without further ado... These are the groceries I bought for the week (for my boyfriend an... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:25:10 EST New VS pants! Yes, the story continues... ... but at least it ends here! After sleeping on it for a night (or rather, losing sleep thinking about it), I decided to return the pencil pants from the last entry for a size down. It was surprisingly very easy--I just had to call returns/exchanges and put in a new order, and then I was able to return the old pants at a VS store for free, minus the cost of gas to get there! <BR> <BR> Here is how Victoria's Secret would have you envision yourself in their pants: <BR> <BR> <img src="http:/... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:47:47 EST VS pants arrived today ... and the jury's still out. The pants I mentioned in my previous blog entry fit... sort of? In that they rest on my hips, but I just don't fill the legs or thighs the way Victoria's Secret wants me to. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Ah, forgot the flash was on. Apologies for the mess, and yep, that's a cheesehead! <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR>... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:54:39 EST Nervous about VS pant sizes I ordered VS Pencil Pants last night because they were on clearance ($19.99 is actually a reasonable price for pants, compared to their usual $49.50). But I've never ordered bottoms from Victoria's Secret and have no idea if their sizes run large, small, or true to size. It's making me a bit nervous, as I hate having to deal with returns for online orders. <BR> <BR> These are the pair: <link><BR>-clearance/vs-pencil-pant?ProductID=55<BR>257&CatalogueType... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 21:32:09 EST Chickpea and Tomato Salad w/Fresh Basil Recipe: <link><BR>ea-and-tomato-salad-with-fresh-basil/ </link> (The content does not belong to me, so I cannot post it here on SP!) <BR> <BR> I made this delightful salad last Thursday to serve as a side for a dinner my boyfriend and I were preparing for his family. It can be eaten as a main dish (two servings) or as a side dish (probably four to six). <BR> <BR> The dressing is sweet and tangy, thanks to the vinegar and honey. Use fresh garlic for a ni... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 22:24:08 EST Please Consider Donating to Charity This Holiday Season Please consider donating to charity this holiday season! <BR> <BR> [Edit (02/29/12): Whoooooops, I just read through the SP Community Guidelines, and there is a rule that explicitly states no asking for donations (even charitable ones)! So I am taking down the link. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who showed their support!] <BR> <BR> Thank you so much, dear SparkFriends, and have a safe and wonderful holiday season! <BR> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 14:17:07 EST