April Challenges Days 5-7

Hello! Well, I have been absent for the past few days. Friday- I spent about 5 hours working on a manual (we named him Manuel) for the kids in rouser next year. We stayed up until 1:30 in the morning so, I wasn’t going to post. I don’t really remember why I didn’t post yesterday. I think I didn’t feel like turning my computer on, and today, I went to the Cubs game. They lost, 10-7 in the 10th inning to the giants. We were winning 4-1 in the fifth, until the giants scored four and it just went down from there. Well, I have been continuing the 30 Day Shred. Friday, at dinner, some Creme Brulee was practically shoved down my throat so there goes that challenge. My knee has been getting rather angry with my excessive squat doing, so I’m taking a break from that as well, so I don’t end up on crutches once more. And, anyway after the Cubs game which where we were sitting (which was sunless) and about 45 degrees, we stepped out of Wrigley field and pulled off our fleeces and gloves because it was 72 outside. It was great. When we got home, I took my dog for about a two-mile walk.

Day 5- Why do you really want to lose weight? Are you doing it for you?

  • I really don’t know why I started. Ever since 7th grade, I have wanted to weight about 140-145 pounds. And now that I’ve lost 40 pounds, why not get to my goal weight.
  • I am doing it for me. I mean, my confidence level went from a -10 to a 5 sometimes higher and i want that to keep increasing

Day 6- Do you binge?If so, explain why you think you do this.

  • For the longest time I never knew what this meant… but i probably have. I don’t really know. Are there times when I’m just so hungry, I could possibly eat a whale. Yes, when this happens, I try to eat healthy foods or one piece of bread, and then just give myself 10 or 20 minutes. If I’m still hungry after then, I eat more, if not, I don’t eat more.

Day 7- Do your parents know you are trying to lose weight? Do they care?

  • My parents know I have lost weight, They know I workout every morning. I don’t know if they think I am trying to get thinner or healthier or what, I don’t know if they know for sure. Do they care? I assume they are happy for what I’ve accomplished

Happy Shredding

Alicia πŸ™‚



April Challenges Day 1… Round 2

Well my friends. Through my week of absence I have finally found the reason I have not once completed the 30 Day Shred. Like I am doing now with my English homework, I procrastinate. WhenΒ  I wait until 10 O’Clock and night to do the 30 Day Shred, I have a better chance of not doing it, or doing it poorly, than actually trying. So, I have devised a plan on how I can do the 30 Day Shred, my No Junk Food Challenge which will start tomorrow, the 30 days of weight loss answering of questions, and the squat challenge. Ready for this?

Alright, Well, I’ll just give you my last night into today and we’ll talk about it

Well, last night I set an alarm for 5:20 and 5:30. Then, well normally I go to sleep at 8. “go to sleep.” By sleep, I mean lay in my bed and screw around on my phone until 11 and then sleep. Well, last night I was asleep before nine and alert and ready to go for my workout when my alarm went off at 5:20. So, I got out of bed, put my workout gear on, and did the 30 Day Shred… at 5:30 in the morning. I don’t remember doing this, but it happened. And, well it seems to me that I can’t do anything without getting injured. You see, it was Circuit 3 and I was going from chest flies to anterior raises and a side lunge when my knee rubbed against the floor. I figured it was just a rug burn so I kept going. After making the transition from the lunges back down to the floor, my knee caressed the floor and I smeared my blood on the carpet. It’s really great… just kidding.


Well that’s that. afterwards I make three hard-boiled eggs for myself. Just wanting to cleanse my body I did a face mask from Lush, they’re heavenly and showered. By the time I was done getting ready for school I had 20 minutes to spare so I just sat there on my couch, relaxing, something I usually don’t get to do in the morning.

Well, school… was school. English we were supposed to be blogging, blogging about the homework I didn’t do, which I have to do after I publish this post, then in yearbook class which my friend and I are…. Wait for it…. THE CO-EDITOR IN CHIEFS of the 2013-2014 yearbook. Woot, Any who, Yeah we had to give the kids in the class homework. I felt so in charge. That is, until they didn’t want to do it. But ehh, it’s due Thursday.

So, then the day went and went and it was fun and then lunch. Lunch was great. I was happily eating my apple until the giant centipede decided it would go for an afternoon stroll right where I was sitting (I was on the floor because my friends eat in the band room, so I eat there too at times). Yeah, the boys wouldn’t kill it and some girl didn’t want it dead, but then out of nowhere a girl hit it with her shoe, and it was dead, Alas, bye-bye buggy. Then, no one wanted to clean up the remains, so that was left for me. It’s only a bug, all is fine. I did lose my appetite however, picturing that crawling into my lunch box… GROSS

I am in AP Micro and MAcro econ so after school, I had to go to the lunch room for bubbling al of my answer keys (name, address, school, etc) so that when it came time for test taking, we could start bright and early. And that was my day.

So, I did finish my 50 squats, and the No Junk Food challenge commences tomorrow, and we’ll do day 1 of the whatever other challenge I’m doing.

Day 1


Well, I’m 5’7″ and 163 pounds. That’s all.

Well, Happy Shredding

Alicia πŸ™‚


September 14th

Friday! I love Friday. what a fun time.

But, not when you get up at 5:30 and don’t have to be at school until 7:30, but whatever. I feel like getting up earlier makes me happier later in the day. Anyway, for breakfast I had some cereal, what fun, and a lemonade vitamin water Zero.

Then, I went to school. During Spanish (2nd period), kids sign up to bring treats on Fridays. Today, we had this Mexican sweet bread, quite good, quite good.

Then, not really relevant, but I completed my first interview for the yearbook. Went well, if i do say so myself. Then, I had my math test,Β  I got 1.5 wrong. Poop. Well, that’s okay. Still an A.

After math, i went to lunch. I had a turkey and cheese sandwich, an apple, a plum, and some applesauce.

Then, I had gym and we did yoga, and then, I finished my school day. I then had golf practice, which I learned how to hit a golf ball. Shocker right!? well, yes. My coach kept saying he was jesus because he perfected my golf swing. Hopefully it stick with me during my matches on Tuesday, Wednesday, ad Thursday. when I got home, I did some of my homework (I should be finishing it now, but I decided to blog instead) and had some cheese and crackers.

A while later, I did the 30 day Shred. Refreshing. I then had some applesauce, and went to bed.

IΒ  had a total of 1450 calories.

Happy Shredding,

Alicia πŸ™‚


July 17th. Exercise is fun

Hey Everyone.

So, today was fun. I woke up at 7:30, my body is ready for some early morning running, but I’m not, yet.

Anyway, for breakfast, I had some oatmeal and some raspberries.

Later, IΒ  decided to cut up the watermelon my mom bought. We, as in my sister and I, ate half of that watermelon today. It was a pretty large one and that was basically my snack and lunch for the day.

Then, for dinner, I had a grilled chicken Caesar salad from Panera. I get that every time I go to Panera, and I want to try some of the other salads. Any suggestions? there are many with fewer calories and those are the ones I want to try. They look good, but I’m afraid thatΒ  they will not be on palette and I will have wasted a good $7 of my parents hard-earned cash. Whatever, then, as I was prepared to just call it a night, my friend texted me. She wanted to go to the YMCA with her. I reluctantly agreed and thank God that I did. I got there, put my stuff in the locker room, and did a mile on the elliptical. I needed to do that so bad. It was so amazing. All I could think of was Elle Woods from Legally Blonde and her saying, “I just don’t think that Brooke could’ve done this. Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.” The last part doesn’t really apply to me, other than the fact that I won’t kill my husband… anyway. It was so nice. Then, I did a mile on the treadmill and her mom and sister were ready to go. So, we left.

I felt like I could do anything after that workout.

I had a total of 1089 calories.

Before I leave tonight, may I say that these past two days have been absolutely amazing. A dream come true. These past 2 days are probably in the top 5 best days for me, behind of course, being born. πŸ™‚

Happy Shredding,

Alicia πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


P.S. I have officially decided what I am going to do about the No Junk Food Challenge and 30 Day Shred. I will have up to 5 things of Junk Food this week, as planned, but nest week as well. I have inspired my friend to do the No Junk Food Challenge minus no chocolate and one other thing. We will begin on August 1st along with that, I will legitimately start the 30 day Shred. Then after I complete one No Junk Food Challenge, I will allow myself 4 junk foodish items the nest week, then start the challenge, then 3, etc until I stay at one per week and then finally to having no junk food in my diet at all. I could start tomorrow, but I am going on vacation next week and I don’t want to break any habit. Also, not the 30 day Shred, because I don’t want to put too much pressure on my knee at one time. I will go to the Y and bike and swim and then work it back up to its full potential. πŸ™‚