The Biggest Winner

Okay, it's almost here!  The Biggest Winner weight loss competition at Brigham Young University-Idaho begins on Monday where I will meet my trainer and begin my workouts and what I plan to fondly refer to as my first day in hell!

I'm so excited though!  All weekend I've been looking up motivational quotes and posters to help me get pumped for Monday and I am posting them ALL OVER my apartment!

I've been enlisting the help of my roommates to keep me motivated and to keep me AWAY FROM THE SWEETS!!  That's going to be the hardest part for me...giving up carbs and sweets.    :(   Mostly the carbs and the soda.   AAAAAaaaahhhh!!!!

I'm really excited...and scared!  And I am scouring the internet for tips....putting posters up everywhere!  The biggest one says GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!  I have one on this very computer that says "If you're not doing homework get up and GET OUT!'  ...probably my favorite!

Any tips and motivation is much appreciated!  I'm enjoying Kali's sugar free recipes and I am saving my favorites for when I am in dire need!  Any healthy and delicious recipes would be great too!

Wish me luck!


Ranting and Raving - The BYU-Idaho Testing Center SUCKS!

     I never really thought that I would have anything to complain about here at BYU-Idaho but if you know anything about me...you knew this was coming.  Today I ventured off for my first EVER experience with the BYU-Idaho Testing Center.  I've heard some horror stories but I just shrugged it off.  It can't be that bad right?  Boy, was I wrong!
     I started on the Testing Center website to find out where it was.  No luck there.  I also wanted to see if there were any specific rules I needed to be aware of...nothing there either.  Of course it lists the Testing Center hours, slightly helpful.  And there is a link that says "Directions to Testing Center" but that only has driving directions to BYU-Idaho campus, and i'm pretty sure I know where that is!  After messing around with the website for awhile I just decided I wouldn't wear skinny jeans and that would have to be good enough as far as the rules were concerned.  After all I couldn't find anything telling me what else to do or not do.  Luckily, I was finally able to get a clear answer on where it was located, from my roommates.  So I was off.
     It's a good thing I had my I-card with me because apparently they need that to check you in.  No one told me that.  So they swipe my card, hand me a piece of paper and say good luck....I think I stood there for the longest thirty seconds EVER before he actually told me where to go!  He gave me this weird look like, "What are you new here or something?" Yes, yes I am.  So I walked in...found an empty desk and went for it...(the outcome of the test is irrelevant since I suck at math)  Anywho, about an hour passes and i'm finished so I get up from desk and head for the door when two people at the same time, "WAIT YOU CAN'T GO THROUGH THERE!"  and "SORRY HONEY THE EXIT IS OVER THERE!"  Thanks for yelling at me in front of all these people, that was nice of you.  You also interrupted them in the middle of their tests so i'm sure they appreciated it as well.  By the way...since the exit is on the opposite side of the room and around the corner...my bad for not knowing where it was and trust me I looked for signs...there was one...and it was on the door you exit through.  Which I couldn't see unfortunately because that door is on the other side of the room and around the corner!
     Maybe you will just see this as another horror story from the Testing Center....but now I know they weren't lying.


Couldn't be more blessed!

I just have to put it out there that my roommates are so incredibly amazing!  They are fun and accepting and nurturing and spiritual and hilarious!  I could not have been stuck with anyone more perfect!  We get along so well, it is impeccable how well we all fit together!  I am so blessed and incredibly grateful to have them all in my life!!!  I am so happy to have them that I might cry!  I know, I know....IT'S AWESOME!!!

(ignore the mustache)


Don't you just love a late January cold?

This was my big purchase of the day.  Lucky me, I woke up on Sunday with a gnarly little cold.  So first thing this morning I ran to the store to stock up on all the treats that come with it. (thank goodness for Martin Luther King Jr. day! there was no class) 
Now, I swear by Nyquil and Dayquil...they work the best for me but they don't do anything about the nasal congestion.  So my roommate talked me into getting this Netipot nasal rinse thingy.  I gotta be honest, I was a little terrified to use it but...it was magical!  After using it I could actually breathe with my mouth closed!
Unfortunately...it doesn't last forever and the mucus builds up again.  No bueno!  
But, it's really helped with the headaches caused by the mucus buildup.  Just think, if I hadn't used it there would be twice as much in there! (ew!)
Next time i'll just make sure i'm taking my Vitamin C pills! ...lots of them.  
I don't like colds! 
Bundle up out there!


One week down!!!

Oh my goodness!  It's been pretty crazy!  Super stressful, confusing, and relaxing all at the same time!  I forgot what it was like to have to do homework.  I forgot what is was like to do math! YIKES!!

Truthfully, I love it up here!  I love my roommates!  I love my ward!  I love my professors!  I JUST LOVE IT!!!

That's really all I got so far!!!  I just used up all my creative thinking on a project for Graphic Design and a paper for English!  ...but I promise! Pictures are on the way!!!  :)


First day of classes @ BYU-Idaho....

Okay, where do I begin?  Oh that's right...at 7:45am.  That's where I began my day today.  I thought it would be smart to set up all of my classes to start in the morning so that I am up-n-at-em from the get go.  Well, today went well.  I was out of bed at 6:05am.  I was on-time, if not early, for all of my classes.  And I only struggled to stay awake a little in my Book of Mormon class.  I have been up pretty early for the last couple of days to try and get the hang of it.  I have this lurking feeling that it will slowly but surely crash in on my and I wont be able to get any sleep.  I've been going to bed at pretty decent times (considering my normal sleep schedule)  so I'm sure that will help.  And I've been eating breakfast...just cereal, but it'something.

A lot of rambling up there but the point is....my first day went well.  Gotta get workin on this homework...I took a little break to write this because I am fighting to keep my eyes open right now!  I wonder if the MC Market sells 5 hour energy....?