Saturday, May 7, 2011

yesterday.

Sometimes one has to take a break from studying--or pretending to studying while nail biting, all slumped over from the depression of too many pages to read--to gaze at spring flowers...AHHH.


[These are the sort future boyfriend needs to know!! (without me telling him of course) to bring me with love in his eyes.]


Yesterday I took some time off from studying and sighing, to walk across Central Park to the Upper West Side for dinner with some church friends.

My almost alma mater, Hunter College on the Upper East Side, doesn't have a campus, but we are only a couple blocks from Central Park. And can you imagine that I don't think I've gone to Central Park between/after/before classes any more than maybe five times in the five years (I double majored) I've been at Hunter? That's madness!

Which is probably why I thought walking across the park would be around 45 minutes or so, but it was only 20! Such a relaxing, beautiful walk.


The next week and a half is going to be rough with three long papers due and two finals, so I probably won't be as present as I'd hope. But I'm thinking of you <3

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND!!

lovelovelove
-A-

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

poor diet. (or packing my lunch from home)

Things I didn’t buy but kinda wanted but couldn’t buy today:


    -  NY Halal cart food (pictured above)
    - Chipotle
    - Something to drink and eat to null the pain of studying at Starbucks.

I suppose I can be grateful that I haven’t any money—except the $1 I have in the bank, some pennies in my purse, and pay day is tomorrow. I suppose my poorness has a benefit!

-A-

P.S.--Thank you for the lovely moments on my last posts! Y'all are so nice to me!

Summer Lovin' week 3

Do you know what happened exactly almost almost a year ago?



I cut my hair!

Before: 

After:

Back then I wanted to try something new: the natural texture of my hair “new” because my mother started having it relaxed as I hit puberty, and before that she did much of the combing herself as I was only just getting use to doing it myself.

Back then I was recovering and learning, even still learning, from my first serious—“serious” at least in my mind—relationship with a boy.

Back then I was working on a story, “The Fishmonger’s Daughter” (mentioned here) and yesterday I learned it won first place! I was so happy that the child said, "Please. Stop Smiling." I can really use $1500--and the award on my grad school resume--as I have exactly $1 in my bank account!

Everything is a lesson I’m learning.

Cutting my hair—besides doubling my shower time, as I have to condition it every morning—is one of the most humbling things I could have done for myself. I’ve learnt about self-acceptance, knowing and being told that I was more “attractive” with straight hair. Maybe in five years, I’ll relax my hair again—who knows?!—but I’m forever grateful for learning to appreciate and respect myself every step of my way.

But! Enough about me :) How was Summer Lovin’ week three for you? I’m down three pounds! I only worked out twice, but I have been tracking on most days, and with the things happening in my uterus last week I managed to not eat my arm—only my nails! HA!

lovelovleoveofftostudy!

-A-

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Things you should know.

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Nowadays, I really really like Kale. While my ‘smother and I were at BJ’s a couple weeks ago, I added a humongous bag for $1.99 to our cart.  The bag was passionately finished today. It was steamy. We need more Kale.

I’ll probably be blogging less for most of May as the semester is winding down and I have lots of work to do. I’m thinking I’ll stick to three times per week and maybe once per weekend as these are desperate times.

Remember Christie? She’s with child. Go say congrats!

Today I got my eyebrows done and I feel like 18% better about myself. I’m thinking there’s a correlation.

Today I did a Chisel class at Crunch. MY WORD. Think the dreaded shred, except live and twenty minutes longer.

I had no idea the Brits—as much as I love them—have such umm tacky interesting style.

Someone had a question about Summer Lovin’, asking what day is weigh-in day: That’s totally up to you! I know that Jessica does Fridays, while Christie does Mondays. I weigh-in on Wednesdays and ask that you all comment with your weigh-ins and share how your challenge week went, but it’s totally up to you when you weigh-in. Remember, you make your own rules.


Another thing: if you fell along the way for phase 1 of the challenge, you can always come back on board for phase two.

I also want to clarify that I don’t keep track of what you weigh, only what you lose or gain.  So if you comment telling me what you weigh, I wouldn’t know if you lost or gained.

I haven’t yet announced the numbers for last week’s Summer Lovin’—lots of maintenance, which I think is a great thing!

See the chart below, but overall it looks like we've lost 9.6 pounds. If I have your numbers wrong or if you didn’t update me, please let me know. 


Week # 1: 14.5 pounds
Week #2: 9.6 pounds
Total: 24.1 pounds!!!!!!!!

(Pink is for things happening in one’s uterus!)

Phase 1: April 13 - May 13

Sweethearts Weigh-in #1Weigh-In #2Weigh-in #3W-In #4
Yours truly @ Dimple Snatcher
Challenge Goals
+2mmmmmm

Erika @ The Act of Discovery
Challenge Goals
-3.5-3

Erin @ Glam, Glitz & Gut
Challenge Goals
-1.6-1

Jessica @ She’s going the distance
Challenge Goals
-2.6Maintained :)

Candace @ Candace Better
Challenge Goals
+3?

Dree @ Defining Dree??

Kate @ What Kate is Cooking   
Challenge Goals
Maintained.Maintained.

Thirteen lbs
Challenge Goals
.6Maintained

Christie @ He Took MY Last Name
Challenge Goals
Maintained.PREGGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stop by to congratulate her :)


Toot @ Toot's Life
Challenge Goals
??

Kimberly @ Kimberly Plain and Stout
Challenge Goals
-3Maintained :)

Josie @ Yum Yucky ??

Candy @ Candy Kankles-1.4-3

Ro @ Ro gets fit!
Challenge Goals
??

Danielle @ Minus the pixels
Challenge goals
??

Losing It
Challenge goals

-1.3

Ana @ Ana’s weight-loss journey
Challenge goals
-1Maintained :)

Safire @ Healthy Dreaming ??

John (Our token man) @ I will be skinny
Challenge goals
-.8-1.3



-A-