Monday, February 28, 2011

Aftermath and Tornados

How do you even spell tornado? Did I spell that right? Anyway, we had a Tornado warning this morning and had to stand in the hallway for a while(no windows).

Aftermath refers to the fact that yesterday I must have done something to my back. I keep getting these random(and awful) spasms all through my back.

Lunch was this yummy sandwich and veggie soup:

002 Smoked Turkey, Cheddar,Tomato,Cucumber,Spinach, on wheat.

Dinner…wow. We had a wing bar…enough said. I ate this:

005 In my defense, I only had four wings, and less than ten fries.

Gotta go to bed!

what is your food weakness?

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Hey Guys!

Today was a major accomplishment for me.I ran my very first race. I didn’t have any particular time goal, just to cross the finish line with dignity( that would be running,no tears,no collapsing when I cross the line). I did manage to meet that goal, although in this picture it looks like I am having a horrible time:

024 Don’t I just look fabulous(hah.)I did however, in full honesty, cry a little when I was done,(while wiping sweat on the boyfriend’s chest) I was upset at how awful my time was, I was upset that I was right in line with that cute little girl behind me, I was upset that I had to walk a few times, I felt inadequate. Stephen had to remind me that my goal was to finish, and that this was my very first race. I can’t be perfect the first time. It’s a learning experience and I did well.

I seem to have a terrible time savoring victories. I always have to point out the things I cannot do well, or won’t do well enough. It is so frustrating, because I know intellectually that I have done something well, and that I can accept it and congratulate myself. But, for some reason, I can’t make myself believe it.

For example, Body Image. I have lost weight, I have lost a good amount of weight.(comment for actual numbers). However, I still look in the mirror some days and just want to cry. I have to re-center my thoughts and turn them positive. You know what? That is the hardest thing I have ever attempted.

Alright, moving on to the actual race recap:) The weather looked like this:

020 It was that gorgeous in real life. It was about 60 degrees, super sunny, with a nice light breeze. OHMYGOODNESS.

Stephen got some weird pictures of us:

011 (coming out of the port-a-potties)this is before the race.

001 saying “can I please just put the stupid bib on before you take the picture?” :D

003 OK Cheese! Bestie ‘Manda is not showing her bib.

028 After the race: look how red our faces are! The boy is Kyle Browne ( he is on our cross country team).

026 Last finish line picture of me, and here is one of Bestie ‘Manda:

023 So, there you have it, my recap of the 2011 Cabin Fever walk/run.  ( with some two-cents..sense? because this is my blog after all, so you will be burdened with my opinions)

Have a great night!

Friday, February 25, 2011

A First.

Hey Guys!

So, I am doing something for the very first time on Sunday! I am running a race :D. This is such a big deal for me! I have wanted to run a race since I started this whole “revolution” with my life. This race takes place in Marietta, Ohio, at the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Conservancy. It is a 2 mile trail race with two pretty big hills,and I am so pumped! Here is a picture of part of the trail in snow:

better race pic It is super gorgeous up there. The trail is really well maintained,too.

As far as food today, I had this for lunch and dinner ( it was really good the first time so I had it again):

008 Grilled Chicken Breast Sammie with Cucumbers, Spinach,Cheddar, and Barbecue sauce. White bean soup on the side,with Tropical OJ to drink. Also, after dinner, I needed dessert:

006 A bite of Organic Banana Bread, Chocolate Pudding, and a sliver of Cheesecake with “mini Kisses” as Stephen calls them (choc. chips) :D sometimes, you just need dessert. I needed it. hah.

My favorite blog to read it you all need to read it, because there is an ahhhhh-mazing post about negative self-talk on there today.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I am finally not sick anymore! All that is left is a lingering sniffle or two.

This will be a short post because I am “Dog-tired” ( do you  think this is because they sleep all day?")hah!

Breakfast was boring and not picture worthy. 1 over-easy egg, 1/4 cup diced potatoes and an orange. Lunch however….ahhhmazing. It was…wait for it…are you ready…. are you sure….. burrito bar day. ok, maybe to you that means nothing, but next to steak salad day, it’s my favorite:

001 In the mix: Refried Beans(alot :D), spinach, cucumber, tomato, cheese, and a dab of sour cream. You can’t see the tortilla on the side, but it’s the sundried tomato basil. It was sooo nomlicious! Dinner was salad and chicken.

As for workouts, I kicked butt ;) If I do say so myself.We got pedometers in chapel, and from 11 am on, I got in 9,329 steps today. I heard somewhere that you should get 10,000 in a day, so I figure I can do that easy. I went to Vinyassa Flow Yoga tonight, and it was a killer! I asked Martha if we could do some of the “weird stuff” you know, the crazy yoga magazine postures nobody can really do correctly because they’re insane? yep. we did them. Crane? Check. Bird of Paradise? Check. Wild Thing? Check. It was awesome. After, I went to the SAC and ran 2 miles, because my race is on Sunday. Wish me luck!

Well, my bed calls, goodnight!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

OVU vs. The Flu

Hey Guys,

So far the score is Flu-3 OVU-0. Students are dropping like flies here! I did not get the flu…yet. but i do have a nasty cold, aand my life has looked like NyQuill….DayQuill….NyqQuill….DayQuill…it’s nuts. That being said, I did still run today, but i just did a short little run. 1.25 miles. I don’t have much to tell you other than that, so rather than ramble,I’ll just sign off. Goodnight!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Worthy:Winterfest 2011

Good Evening Loves!

I was told that my hotel would have wifi, and I was pumped to post over the weekend during my trip. Well, it didn’t work until last night and was spotty at best, so this post encompasses my whole weekend, and will have only one food pic. ha! The lines for the sessions were insane – there were almost 6,000 people in each one!


The theme of Winterfest this year was “Worthy”.This is sort of two-fold in the fact that it addresses the fact the God is worthy of our praise,worship,time,life,etc and that we are worthy of his love. I absolutely love this theme. There are SO many young girls,and even boys struggling with self worth. So many teenagers think that God could not possibly love them because of the things they have done or not done.

I was at Winterfest this year with OVU, which was strange. It is my fifth year going, but I have never done so in a “professional” capacity.We had a table set up in the convention center to lure in unsuspecting high schoolers:

019 The “older gentleman” is Gerald Cole, he works in admissions for OVU. OK, so super cool thing: this ball(below)is made of pure,solid,granite, it weighs almost 4,000 pounds, and sits on less than1/10 of an inch of water. However, you can push it easily in any direction and stop it from spinning to change direction. Here is a silly picture of the boyfriend with the ball :)

026 I had a really yummy dinner at TGIFriday’s Sat. night:

025 Jack Daniels chicken breast, mashed potatoes, and steamed broccoli. Nomtastic. Note that Stephen had chicken fingers and fries :)

Saturday night we walked around downtown Gatlinburg and found some of the cutest little shops and this pretty fountain:

029 Also, Stephen took a cute picture of us :)

033 It was raining,so I look like a hot mess, but it was fun :P Offto drown my cold with Nyquill!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Deep Breathing…sometimes.


You guys have GOT to help me remember to bring the camera with me… everywhere :)

I had the most wonderful sandwich for lunch though:

001 Yes Mommy, that is that bread i used to hate. This is 12 grain and wheat berry bread. Organic…codeword for awesome :)On the sandwich, ham, Swiss cheese, baby spinach,and cucumber…touch of mayo on one side(it’s my weakness). Side of peas and carrots.

Dinner was spinach salad with cucumbers, and some turkey breast.. no picture. Before dinner i got in a little run( mile and a half) the weather was Delish.Small problem though…I couldn’t breathe! For some reason, I was having the hardest time, wheezing and huffing,gasping even, and the run was no fun at all. Luckily I had Yoga to practice some deep breathing. After Vinyassa Flow Yoga, I ate this :

002 I couldn’t eat it without it falling apart, so I crumbled it up :

003 Starting Friday morning, I will be live tweeting and posting from Winterfest in Gatlinburg,TN! Make sure you follow me @SarahNeeNLC :) You can find out more about Winterfest here :Winterfest!

Are you going to Winterfest? 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Good Evening!

I had a friend tell me something interesting just a few minutes ago. He said “ you just have to know that this day, or week will be awesome, that’s all” This really struck a chord with me. You just HAVE to know, it will be…awesome. Nothing less. because, even if it’s bad, it can still be worthy of awe. Awesome. I love it.

Lunch was really yummy:

002 We had a Show Cookery Steak Salad Bar. They take steak strips and sauté them with onions and bell peppers and put it on top of your salad. NOMTASTIC! I also had some cantaloupe.

I always,always,always have the worst time trying to remember the camera when I eat, or run, or do anything. That being said, know that dinner was yummy, and that I ran 2.5 miles. After my run, I ate this :

003 Gala apple, Peanut Butter, and Mini Babybel cheese. It was delish. Okay so, question. What are your goals for this year?

Monday, February 14, 2011

New Sink, Clean Room.

Hey Guys,

Since The Boyfriend took ten years to give me his camera back :), I only have one food picture for you,dinner:

036 Chef salad ( spinach,cucumber,tomato,turkey,provolone,ham) with steamed corn. Delish.

So, my roomie, Chelsea broke our sink last week. the pipe leading to the wall broke and the sink started to leak. Luckily, the replacement sink is awesome:

037 What we had before was just a small sink, no sweet cabinet. I love how big it is, so we can sit stuff on it. score!

We have a room cleanliness check on Wednesday, so my room is wonderfully spotless :)

I am off to study for a bible test and sleep,glorious,sleep.

Have a great night loves!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Prodigal Blogger Returns

Hey Guys!

So, EXPRESSIONS! is over…finally. My club, Theta Psi Omega, got third place. I must confess, I’m a bit sad, but it will do.

This morning, the weather was just so beautiful, 47 and sunny! I went for a little (3 miles)run in the sunshine :) I loved it! I smiled most of the way, and didn’t even need an Ipod!

Today, for Valentines Day, Besite Amanda, her boyfriend,Josh, my Honey ,Stephen and I all went to Marietta, OH for a chocolate lover’s festival. Ohh, the chocolate :) I ate so much! There was cake,and cookies and all sorts of yummies:

015 Afterwards, we walked around downtown and saw all sorts of gorgeous things :

022These geese were too cool, they kept honking at us like they were trying to have a conversation.


The sky was seriously so. pretty. This is a view from a cool bridge we were on.

027 I just thought this lamp post looked nice against the trees.

028 Heart Shaped Leaf! I love it!

038 This scene was just so gorgeous, I could not help but take a picture. *sigh*

I am going to watch a movie with my Honey and get some homework done.

Toodles! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Hey Guys,

I am writing this post only to tell you that I probably will not be able to post until Sunday… Expressions will kill me… officially. I am going to focus solely on that and homework until Sunday, when it’s all over. Love you, miss you!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pixar Short Films and John Wayne

Good Morning!

I hope your Sunday is relaxing thus far. In observance of the Super Bowl, I decided to wait until it was over to post. I spent all day yesterday chillin’ big time. The boyfriend and i snuggled and watched John Wayne movies( The Quiet Man and Island in the Sky) and ABC Family was showing all of the Pixar Short Films. I absolutely LOVE those little shorts. Here, just for you, are a few of my favorites :

For the Birds…pee your pants funny :)

One of the originals :) The little baby lamp is too cute :)

Don’t worry- it is in English. This is my absolute favorite…ever. It showed before UP.

By the time this is read, we all know the the Green Bay packers won. Congrats! I was rooting for the Steelers, but it’s whatever :)

Have a great night!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cabin Fever Practice…Kinda.

Good Evening!

I know it has been forever since I posted, and I am so sorry! I have been crazy busy with this Expressions! stuff.( if you don’t know, Expressions! is my school’s arts festival, and it’s super fun, just not fun to practice for.)

Today was awesome!I only had one class, and I sold my junker,useless car this afternoon! I also had the yummiest lunch, Chicken Ceaser Salad with Grilled asparagus":

007 After lunch, Bestie Amanda and I went on the most AHHHHHMAZING hike/run. We went to practice the race we are going to run at the end of the month, but we got lost.(haha!) We ended up doing four miles instead of two, and got super muddy and wet. I am so sore, but luckily,you have silly pictures to look at :

011 Me and my muddy sneakers( I had already traded them for my super comfy Crocs)

014 Bestie Amanda didn’t need Crocs..she’s too hardcore :)

022 Yes, she IS that much taller than me. After our run, on the way home, I decided to paint my nails neon orange, because I was going Glow Bowling tonight:


Well, Glow Bowling was awesome, but my pictures didn’t turn out. I hope everyone else had an awesome day too! I’m going to sleep until tomorrow afternoon :D

Nighty-night Loves!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lack of Ingenuity

Hi friends,

This post is going to be short. and lame. I feel like it is not okay to post when I have nothing to say. A lack of ingenuity, if you will. I have no pictures for you, I had awful (guys look away) cramps today. I do not even remember what happened in my classes, and I know I ate some chocolate. On the up-side, I did sort of a triple workout today. I ran/ biked 7 miles, went to Vinyassa Flow Yoga, and had dance practice for Expressions!. All-in-all, I suppose it was alright. I have got to get some sleep, I have work at 8 am tomorrow.