Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wellness Center and Week and Weekend Plans

Wellness Center and Weekend Plans

First of all I would like to say that I'm going to really work hard to get a blog update posted everyday or at least every other day to keep myself on track and to fill you all in on my life at college. The weight loss journey from a college student prospective. I have been busy, and I have said this before. However, I spoke with my dad about it. He told me I should at least try to post something everyday for my own benefit. Even if it is only a short paragraph. Just something. He is absolutely right.


Thursday night I was overloaded with homework. The Wellness Center is open to 11:00pm Mon-Fri. Perfect isn't it? Well I studied from about 4:00pm to 9:45pm with a dinner break in that time, and I STILL wasn't finished with all the studying/homework. But at 9:45pm I made a good choice. I thought to myself: "Okay Amber, yeah you are not finished with your homework, BUT you don't have much left. Why don't you hit the gym, then come back and finish your studying then?" I thought it over, and almost decided to stay in my room to just finish my homework. However, I knew that once I was finished I wouldn't have very much time for working out and there was also that chance I would just say: "Oh well, it's pretty late now and I wouldn't have much time in the gym anyway maybe I should just get to bed." I didn't like the thought of missing another workout! I didn't like the thought of me making the excuse not to go and get my sweat on. So I opted for a break from my work load and a good 45 minutes at the Wellness center. It felt so great to workout there again. The amazing feeling after working out is like no other feeling in this world. No other feeling.

This week the plan is simple. Strict on calories as always. The difference is I MUST get back into the gym. I plan on getting in there everyday this week. I'm sure I can do it. I'm just going to have to work around my homework. I have a 4 to 6 page essay to write this week. It's due Thursday. So that is the most important homework assignment I'll have to work around...the other work should be pretty simply to navigate through. Through out the week, I also plan on giving you all an idea of what I eat while I'm up here at school in the form of pictures. I'll also work on getting those dorm room pictures up soon! :)

Oh! And This week I'm also going to try and get into the clinic to weigh! So updates on that soon as well! :D

Weekend PLANS! I'll be going home this weekend for Labor Day Weekend! I'll arrive home Friday and leave home on Monday. I'm excited to be back home for the weekend. Workout with my family and try that new homemade low-cal pizza my dad is crazy about! haha. I love and miss my FAMILY like crazy. I miss them so much when I'm away at school. I'm so proud of them all. They make me want to do my best everyday. They keep me going. They keep me strong. They are there for me whenever I need them, and that my friends are what families are for. Dad, Mom, Sissy....I love you guys! You have no idea what you guys do for me everyday. I can't wait to see you all on Friday.

And Courtney, you are not going ANYWHERE Friday. So don't even make any plans. Sissy is coming to town, and I miss you.

Decorate yourself from the inside out.



  1. Amber, Amber Amber !!!
    Do you know how proud I am that you went to the gym.....Fantastic girl
    And I bet you study better too... all that oxygen pumping round your body

    6pg essay eh.....good luck ....shhh I will tell you a secret.... I have never written a essay in my life ....seriously... I am a nurse and never wrote one ....go figure...

    Ok so I am looking forward to your weight update and pics on the food you eat...

    Enjoy your weekend I am sure you will
    Chat soon

  2. I'm so proud of you baby! Remember, even if your post are just a couple of sentences, something is awesome. I know you're busy sweety---so you do not need to feel any pressure to blog, so let that go. Just keep doing what you know is right and good and when you can, drop a line or two.
    Remember the accountability equation of blogging isn't effective if you ignore it. But in your case, with your busy school schedule and homework obligations---just whenever you can find a free 10 minutes is fine!!
    You're beautiful baby---and I beam with pride over you!!!
    You make a daddy proud,
    Love Dad

  3. Can't wait to have you home!! One big delicious 200 calorie or less pizza coming right up!!!

    Love you baby

  4. Way to go on making to the gym. I want one of those pizzas too lol I can't find the flat bread, booo hooo. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your family.

  5. Woot! Excellent job on going to the gym Amber! I'm sure you can fit in going with homework. Looking back at college, I'm always amazed at how much more time I had than I thought. I'd say whenever you're feeling like you just can't fit it in, think about your (incredibly inspiring) Mom and Dad. They're both working full time and working out: if they can do it so can you!

    Good luck with your paper and with getting to the gym! I know you can do it!

  6. I totally does feel great to be back at the gym! That is so awesome that you were able to take a break from school work and get to the wellness center. I know how hard that is to do. Kudos to you for doin it. You rock!

  7. Hi,

    I have a blog award for you! Come and collect it at my blog post....


  8. Hey there Cousin Ambie...I finally am able to follow your blog. In the beginning, I couldn't figure out yours or your was so hard to see. Must have been a glitch of some kind. Glad I made it now! Keep up the good work...I'm really proud of you. It's awesome that your family is doing this together. Love ya! Deb

  9. Hey--Amber missing your blog. Just to remind you that we care--I am giving you a gorgeous blogger award. Come by my blog to pick it up. Blessings--Bonnie

  10. I miss you in person and in blogland. :(

    Daddy needs his Ambee!!!!

    Love you dollface,