Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I decided to give up the Internet for Lent.

For those who don't know what Lent is, Lent is a 40 day period where you give up something you are obsessed with the most. For example chocolate, texting, and in my case...the Internet.
For Christians, it's a time period to struggle the way Christ did by dying on the cross for us.
NOTHING compares to what He went through
So, during Lent, we just pray and give up the thing we like the most

Even if you're not Christian, it's good to give up something for 40 days and try to overcome your obsessions because...being obsessed with something is NOT HEALTHY!!! It will KILL you!!...seriously no joke


Lent ends on April 4, Easter!!!
(Sundays are not included in the 40 days)

It's my first time giving up something for Lent..I think if I give up the internet, I'll be more productive.
hopefully hahaha

I'm only going to use it for homework and to pay bills online.
Everything else is going to be locked up! T_T

So, I shall see all of you in 40+ days!!!

bye bye <3
-Grace :]

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I went to go work out today with my friends and GUESS WHAT!!!


Actually...I ran/jogged 1.5 miles and I power walked 0.5, but I felt great!
I didn't get to lift weights because...yeah. I should have but oh well.

I'm deciding to get the INSANITY workout DVD set from beachbody.com

here's the website: INSANITY @ beachbody

My friend gave my brother and I a copy of the whole thing, but I want to get the nutrition guide with it...
but I'm going to think about it, because I don't really want to spend money, but it would be nice to have the actually thing haha

I was thinking of getting P90X, but I don't want to get too much muscle, so I think I'm going to give INSANITY a try.

My goal is to be able to wear a two piece bathing suit this summer.
I NEVER was able to wear it, but here's my chance!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

diet blog #6 -- measurements

I was looking around my room and I happened to find this card.

I bought work out DVDs called Core Rhythms and one of the things that comes with it is this tracker card.

So...I decided to fill it out.

All these big numbers make me so depressed!! D:

Chest: 39 inches
Left and Right upper arm: 12 inches
Waist: 35 inches
Hips: 39 inches
Left and Right Thigh: 22 inches
Left and Right Calf: 16.5 inches (I added calf because it wasn't on the card)

I starting weight as of today is 164 lbs.
I haven't lost anything since I lost 2 lbs two weeks ago >_<

I want to my measurements to be 36-26-36 or somewhere around there. It's supposed to be the ideal body measurement for women, but I know that every girl is different and unique. It doesn't hurt to try though..right?

And as of today, I am going to stop eating carbs..good or bad.
I know I need carbs, but they're not helping me lose weight.
For now, I'm going to stop and I'm gradually going to add carbs to my diet.

Monday, February 8, 2010

problem solved

I came back from school today, and my brother gave me a white box with the apple logo on it..

Guess what was inside..


A 32GB IPOD TOUCH!!!!!!!

I never thought my brother would get me such an expensive thing for me!
I got him expensive things for him all the time, but wow. I was so so happy!!!
Now my phone problem is solved!
I'll be getting the Blackberry Bold 9700 :]

my brothers are great!!
I need to be an even better sister now

Sunday, February 7, 2010

fishies -- shoes -- reminder -- birthday fun

Yesterday was my last day of tutoring!
I decided to take the kids to the Aquarium in Denver.
It was pretty cold outside, but good thing it was inside..duh haha

The sign from outside

There was a lot of people there, but it took us an hour to look at everything.
I only took pictures of the tiger and Moon Jellies.
The tiger kept walking back and forth..it was huge!! It's head is humongo!! :O
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I tried to take more pictures with the camera on my phone, but the quality sucks as you can see..

Afterwards, we went to the mall that was in the downtown area.
We ate lunch and I let them play around in the play area.
I went to VANS real quick to get a pair of their white shoes...I like these ones so much better than converse.

Then I went to Forever 21 and picked up two gold necklaces.
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The last thing I bought was a pair of nude colored heels from Steve Madden.
It was one sale and it's hard to find nude colored heels, so I just got them.


They're four inches..I think?? That's what the girl who helped me said :/ *shrug*
all I know is that I'm VERY tall with them on haha :D

They had these really cute boots too!! I want a pair but I think they were around $200!!!
The girl who was helping me said that they were going out FAST! so I want to get a pair!!! D:

So...for those who do not know about the contest and giveaway..here is the link contest/giveaway
This contest and giveaway ends on February 28!! I know it's too long of a wait, but my schedule won't allow me to end it too early.
Anyone is welcome to enter!!

Let's talk about today -- Super Bowl Sunday!!! which also happened to be my 21st birthday!!!
I've been waiting for this moment for so long! haha
So, today started off like any other Sunday. Well, not really but it's too personal for me to say on here.....
But I went to church, people said their awesome birthday wishes to me and sang the song and we ate cake and the whole enchilada!
After service and small group, everyone went to go eat but I decided to go to the library to get some homework done.

I actually ended up sleeping for..30 minutes until my brother texted me and asked if I wanted to eat wings and watch the game at

So, I went home to go with him..and I thought we were going to one that was closer to our house, but we went to another place. My brother had to put in some gas and then he said he had to go to Wal-Mart because he needed things for school. I thought it was weird because he wanted to get to the place on time so he could watch the kick off.

We watched some of the game in the electronics department, but I got bored so I went ahead and checked out for him. We finally got there after spending like 30-40 minutes at Wal-Mart for pretty much nothing. It looked packed, but my brother said it wouldn't be a problem for two people. We went inside and..

I see all of my awesome friends there waiting!!!! As I'm walking, they sang the song for me...really loud and it made me blush. hehehe
This was my first surprise birthday party ever!! I was so happy and it made my day because something not so great happened the night before, but...it was AWESOME!! Not only that, but I heard that my brother was the one who set it up, so it made me even happier ^^

Three of my friends wanted me to take shots, so throughout dinner I took 5/6 big shots and drank 1 big wild berry margarita frozen. Surprisingly, I didn't feel buzzed or drunk and it's been six months since I last drank.
Maybe I'm a natural heavy drinker?? Is that possible?? Maybe because I have a lot of fat??? I don't know but it was fun :]

While we ate, we of course watched the game. I was rooting for the Saints and I knew they would win!!! I was so happy!!!

My brother and I were on our way home, but one of our friends got a flat tire and it took us a while for my brother to change it, but there was a problem with the bolts.
My dad got angry at us for taking too long, so we told her to leave it there and get someone to fix it in the morning because it's a waste of money to call a tow truck. I told my brother to drop her off, but we had to leave her :[ it pissed me off..

but I didn't know that the kids at my house planned a little surprise for me.
I felt bad because they have school tomorrow and we came late.
But they were happy that we were able to do it today..I'll post pictures of my gifts sometime this week..I need to finish some of my homework and get some sleep because I only got two hours of sleep this morning >_<


I'm so thankful for today and I feel so blessed to have such great friends and family :]

Ahhh~~~ what a great day ^^

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I'm changing services with my brother..we're going to AT&T because they give student discounts on bills and stuff
I like verizon better, but whatever..

AT&T doesn't have a lot of options.
It's either the iPhone or Blackberry.
All their other phones are crap so.....

Which one should I get??



Blackberry Bold 9700

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

diet blog #5 -- exhaustion

I went to work out today, but I was very tired and sore so I didn't give as much effort..... :/
I ran and walked for 45 minutes, but today I didn't run as long...
So, I think I'm going to workout every other day or something.....*shrug*

today's food log..
Breakfast: 1 bowl fat free vanilla yogurt with granola, 1 small gala apple, 1 slice cheese pizza
Snack: 1 banana, 1 cheese stick, 3 Twizzlers
Lunch: 8" Mushroom Philly Cheesesteak at a place called Pat's..I went with a few people from church. A lot of us go to school on the same campus in downtown, so we decided to meet up to day and have lunch. It was kind of weird to see everyone because I'm not used to seeing them at school. I'm busy doing my own thing at school, and I only see them at church..but it was fun to hang out at school :]
Snack: bag of chips, half bag of chips my brother gave me..
Dinner: Chicken with scoop of coleslaw, mashed potatoes, and biscuit from Church's chicken..

I ate dinner after working out...NOT A GOOD IDEA!!!

Today, the things I ate was crap!!! Ugh! I have no time to go grocery shopping because I have to work and I'm at school all day and...sigh..I'm going to have more time after this week. This is the last week of tutoring..FINALLY!! It's actually babysitting, but I get paid for it so I can't complain :/

I feel so exhausted and I didn't do anything today.
Went to school and exercised..... (.__.)
maybe I should go to sleep hahaha

piiiccctttuurreee time!!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

waking up - more MAC - diet blog #4

01/30/10 Saturday
Breakfast: 1/2 bagel wehat, 1 1/4 muffin with dried raisin and cranberries (I think..)
Lunch/Snack: 1 tall skinny cinnamon dulce latte
Snack: Goldfish, jelly
Dinner: Spring rolls @ church, 1 small slice pizza

Sunday 01/31/10
Breakfast: 1 slice high fiber multigrain with hummus
Snack/brunch: fried rice and vegetable stir fry with sausage
Lunch: 1 small green tea tart frozen yogurt with kiwi and mochi, 5-6 wontons
Dinner: Mash potatoes, salad with Thousand Island, 1/2 baked potato, corn, 1/2 small steak

Monday 02/01/10
Breakfast: 1 small bowl fat free vanilla yogurt, 1 slice high fiber multigrain bread with tuna salad, green grapes
Lunch: Tuna salad sandwich on 2 slices high fiber multigrain bread, 1 baked potato, 2 handful grapes
Snack: 1 small Gala apple
Dinner: Italiano salad....and other stuff I don't remember

Tuesday 02/02/10
Breakfast: 6-7 French Toast sticks, 1 banana
Lunch: Chicken Salad sandwich from Chik-fil-A and fries
Dinner: 1 banana, half cup milk

Exercise: 45 minutes running and walking, around 20 minutes of weight lifting.

I had a very good workout today! I can run longer!! I was so excited!! My goal is to run/jog for 30 minutes straight. But I hope my calves don't become bulkier. I've been trying all kinds of different ways to make my calves slimmer, but no luck. :/

I'm trying to wake up early at the same time around 5:30-6 AM
I turn my alarm clock on, but I end up snoozing for an hour!

QUESTION OF THE DAY: How do you wake up in the morning??

Today, I went to the mall to return something at Victoria's Secret, but of course..I had to go to the MAC store!! >_<
I saw that the Spring Color Forecast collection came out online, but it doesn't come out until February 11 in stores. I'm so excited for the collection!! There's so many pretty colors, but I don't think I'll end up using them. I'll probably sell them or something...
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I got five things today..
Bare Study Paintpot

Fresco Rose Paintpot

Rubenesque Paintpot

Equality Lipstick
Pretty Please Lipstick

(pictures from temptalia.com)

I was so happy the store had the paintpots because two of them were sold out online.
The colors are nothing like the pictures..I'll try to post pictures or make a video if you guys want me too..

I got my March Ranzuki issue today!!
I don't know if I'll have time to read it tonight, because I need to hurry up and go to sleep if I want to wake up tomorrow on time! I should be getting my Jelly and Popteen issues soon too.. :/

Sorry again for all words and no pictures!! :[
I'm trying to save up for a camera..I hope I'll have enough saved up by spring break!!!

God Bless <3