Fitness Sunday: Week 15

Fitness Sunday

I haven’t lost nor gained this week.

I got my test results back from the doctor this week as well. They wouldn’t give it to me over the phone because of an abnormality in the results. My mom happens to be friends with my doctor and got in touch with him. I freaked out for like 2 days, terrified something horrible was wrong. Found out the only thing wrong was my vitamin D was low. Thanks for the panic attack.

I haven’t been working out like I should, but I am getting myself back into that. The DDP Yoga that I do actually does help with my ankle and I am hoping that by August my ankle will be completely healed and I can enjoy a walk on the beach.

I have been drinking more water. Finally. I am still not back to 3 liters a day, but I am slowly working my way back to it. I found that I get headaches if I don’t drink enough water. And on top of sweating so much at work, I need as much water as I can force myself to drink.

I have stopped eating so much junk food this past week. I am trying to stay away from bread this week and I bought some dark chocolate for my cravings. I found that if I eat dark chocolate it kills my craving and I don’t eat a lot of it.

It’s good stuff. And surprisingly it’s actually a little nutritious.

So, after the past few weeks I seem to be getting things back on track. I have more to lose a week now to get to 20 pounds down before August, but I think I can make up for my poor choices. Maybe I can lose more than 2 pounds a week without starving myself. Not that I could ever do that.

So my plan for this week is to keep in this track, not eating sweets or bread and continuing to find new things that I like that will benefit my plans rather than ruin my progress.

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A Female Thing

I have decided that the world is just unfair.  I’m not talking about how the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.  Or how my job doesn’t pay enough for me to pay off my student loans, but I wouldn’t have this job with out an education.  I’m not even talking about how every time I go a little over the speed limit I get pulled over, while others fly by me and never get caught.  I am talking about how mother nature just hates woman, and society couldn’t care less.

Oh yeah, you know where this is going.  That monthly thing that most woman have to face each month. The pain, the grumpiness, the need for chocolate and movies that make you cry.  Lets not forget the heating pad and the incredible amounts of Midol. It’s all so wonderful…

To top it all off, we are expected to still go to work, and be happy about it! So I have come up with a course of action to save us all from the pains of womanhood.

I am sure men hate it just as much as women do.  Let’s face it, women are already hard to deal with.  I know that I am a complicated being, I will fess up to my womanly nature of being hard to understand.  And when that time of the month rolls around, it only gets worse.  I am cramping, making me grumpy.  My emotions are all over the place, making me angry at you one moment and crying the next.

Here is a solution for it all.  There is always that one day that it’s worse.  The pains are intensified and the emotions are through the roof.  I know when my day is, the moment I wake up.  For me, that day is today.  Not even the Midol is helping with the cramps.  I should be at home, curled up in bed, eating chocolate and watching sappy love stories.  Not sitting at work, around a bunch of men who already annoy the crap out of me on a normal day.

This one day should be a free day.  Once a month every woman should get a paid day off, to deal with her sufferings.  It will be better for everyone.  Men do not have to run when they see the evil eyes of a woman ready to bite his head off.  And woman can sulk in her pain with a heating pad stragically placed, chocolate ice cream with a big spoon, and the Notebook in the DVD player.  Or sleeping because you had to take a double dose of Midol for it to even touch the cramps.

Wouldn’t everyone be happier?  As the case is, I can’t afford to take a day off work.  I am stuck here with tons of work I don’t care to deal with, because the pain is already enough.  I don’t want to talk to anyone, see anyone, laugh, smile, or even be seen.

Women, let’s get a petition going to make this thing happen!

Cake Pops: Baby Faces

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Made for St. Patrick’s day.

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Random Cake pops to test out Peanut Butter candy coating

I have been making cake pops for a while now.  I started off just reading stuff on the internet about them.  I don’t even know what made me want to do them.  I read about them and the next day I was at the craft store getting all I needed for them.  I then took a few classes and learned new techniques and nifty tips.  I love making cake pops.  They are so much fun, though, I haven’t learned how to just do a few at a time.  I usually do a whole cake worth of cake pops.  This is just because I love making them so much! I have been doing simple ones up until now.  Most of them just round with fun sprinkles on them.

I ventured out a little bit for Christmas and made these really awesome teddy bear cake pops.  I can’t find a picture of them though.  I just recently made 50 for a silver anniversary for a guy I work with. After I posted a picture of them, another friend contacted me for some cake pops.  She needed some for a baby shower.  At first I was thinking simple.  I was just going to do cake pops with fun baby colors, but I wanted something more.  I racked my brain for a while, then I came across a book for cake pops.  I had a book once before, but everything was made with fondant and that stuff is not fun to play with and it doesn’t taste very good.  So I kind of trashed the book.

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Awesome book!

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My inspiration

One day while I was at Target with my mom I came across this awesome book for making cake pops.  There are so many awesome ideas in this book!!  I found the baby cake pops in here.  I loved the way they looked, they were so adorable.  So I sent the picture to a friend to see how she liked them.  She loved them, so I got busy finding the supplies to make them.

The bows are made with melted candy, and I could not replicate them.  I tried so hard and couldn’t make a bow with the melted candy.  Also, the faces are drawn on with a pen…I have edible pens, but they were not made for melted candies!  So, it didn’t work out.  I had to take the concept of these cake pops and make them my own.  I still did the candy necklace candies for the pacifier, but I added a little more to it.  I was so excited how well they turned out!

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How adorable are they?!  I used sprinkle hearts and sugar pearl sprinkles for the bow.  Some of the melted candy, and pink sprinkles for the head band.  I used black pearl sprinkles for the eyes.  I also used the melted candy for the nose.  I put a little of the melted candy inside the candy necklace candies and dipped it in the same pink sprinkles I used for the bands.  I used strawberry cake and cream cheese frosting for the cake balls.  I think they turned out adorably, and I hope to make them again soon.  I think next time I make them they will be even better.

I got word from my friend that everyone at the baby shower loved them. I wish I had gotten better pictures of them.

If you want to know how to make cake pops, just keep coming back.  I will share with you some of the tips and tricks that I have learned since I started making them.  They are so much fun and so easy to make.

If you have tried these or plan to, please share! I would love to see how others made them different!