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And On The 7th Day…I Rested :)

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Here are some more photos that my sister just sent me from her camera the night of the Ball! 🙂

gorgeous decorations.
being goofy pre-dancing.
My sister and I in our aviators 😉
more decorations.
my dancing partner & I.

The dance was awesome, actually.  The first 2 hours, there was a live jazz band that played swing music and we were actually able to learn some dance moves!  I had it down pat by the end of the night! 🙂  The second half of the dance, they played music up through each decade, which was also really neat.  We loved the old school, “Eye of the Tiger”, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, but got even more excited when teenie bopper songs from back in the day came on from the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, and N’Sync!  Haha.  It was a blast.  Eventually, they were playing current day music too, but that was probably the LEAST fun! 😛

Seester FF and I were exhausted, but I had a blast spending the night at school with her.  I even got to stay with her in the dorm since her roommate was away!  Thanks for sharing your bed with me, Sarah

ohhh, the joys of college life.

 We got up around 9:30 AM to start getting ready for church.  Our friend, Hainey was coming to pick us up at 10:30 for the 11AM service.  She calls herself our surrogate mom.  Momma Hainey is awesome.  She’s been there to support all three of us girls in sporting events over the years and we met her through our Mom, since they had been co-workers for years. 

 After getting ready, I made my breakfast around 10AM.  I had my greek yogurt + Fiber Select that was packed up in my cooler.  I knew I wanted some additional flavor in the yogurt, so I nosed around the dorm until I found something I could use in the tea stash that the sister kept.  I was thinking key lime pie sounded like a yummy breakfast, no? 

True Lime + Equal to the rescue!

Allll mixxxed up 

cute striped sheets!

This was surprisingly tasty! 

chomp, chomp, chomp.

It held me a good four hours until after church & until we made it home!  Momma & sister FF had a bridal shower to go to at 2PM, so when I arrived, I made some lunch

1 can french cut green beans + ff hot dog sandwich with reduced sugar ketchup & mustard on a light whole grain english muffin.

These Hebrew National hot dogs amaze me.  SO good, and only 40 calories each!  


There’s something about plain canned green beans that I just crave sometimes?  Maybe it’s all the sodium…haha.  1 can=65 calories.

wholeee bowl.

After lunch, I brewed another pot of coffee for icing refrigerating.

the brew.

I was excited to find that the necklace that my parents gave me for my 21st birthday (back in August) was finally finished and back from being engraved!  Apparently there were a few issues about it being so tiny.

it reads, "Sami 21".

I got some housekeeping stuff done, uploaded my photos, & relaxed for awhile.  I tried to get my prescription refilled since I was out, but apparently I’m due back for another testing before they’ll write me a new one!  Which ultimately means….moreeeee bloodwork 😦 Ugh.  I hateeeeee needles.

When the rest of the family got home, we watched “Remember Me” (or part of it) on my laptop, but everyone kind of dispursed in the middle.  Momma FF stopped at McDonald’s on the way home, so the family had that for dinner, while I cooked up a box of my Fiber Gourmet to be included in dinner.

rationed out.

It says there are four servings per box, but I divided into three’s.

Along with one of these containers for dinner, I drank a green monsta.

spinach, apple, diet v8, & some SF raspberry syrup.

I had a handful of almonds & pitted dates for dessert that went unpictured, too.

You better believe that I was in bed by 8PM.  Haha, any denture soaking tips, Whit? I felt like a grandma, too!  I don’t know how the college kids keep up with that kind of lifestyle on a daily basis!  I’d be DEAD!

On that note, Happy Monday!  Hope all your weekends were hoppin’ 😉

I Had A Ball-Saturday

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I knew it would be an early morning since I wanted to get a workout in before I left for Messiah, to watch my sister play softball.  I also had yet to find a dress for the dance afterward, so I wanted to stop on the way down to find one.

Before leaving for the gym, I ate some chocolate 🙂

Vitatop style, of course!

An hour & five on the elliptical for some nice easy cardio, burnin’ up 700 calories, and then doing some plyometrics afterward. 

  • 3 sets of 30 in-and-outs
  • 3 sets of 1 min. full planks
  • 3 sets of 20 bicycles
  • 3 sets of 20 each hip adductors/abductors each with about 100 lbs.

I had some packing to do when I got home, so I cut it a tad short.

I made this glass of creamy protein when I got home as well

thick & dreamy.

I was amazed at the difference between shakes made with xanthan gum (from Janetha!) & the ones without.  No more watered down taste!  This was just like a strawberry milkshake!


1 scoop Optimum Nutrition cake batter whey protein + 4 strawberries + 4 ice cubes + 1/2 tbsp. xanthan gum + water.

After the shake, I showered and packed up for the weekend.

I knew I’d need provisions because they were having a cook out after their double-header.  The game started at 1PM, so usually they get finished around 4:30PM and they have everything grilled up and ready to go around 5-5:30PM.

all the goods.

Into the cooler went some homemade honey mustard for dipping these:


Sugar snap peas with cherry tomatoes on the bottom, celery & sliced yellow pepper (left),  and broccoli & cauliflower (right).


Along with Fiber One & greek yogurt (breakfast Sunday), 2 light whole wheat english muffins for lunch/dinner, 2 fat free hot dogs and 1 Gardenburger in a baggie with some reduced sugar Heinz, for proteins of the day, and 2 gala apples.
I got to Kohl’s around 12:30 when I broke into my packed lunch in the parking lot.  After consumed, I went in looking for a semi-formal dress and came out with this cute thing.  I didn’t waste much time and practically came out with the only thing I tried on.  I wanted to get to the game!

it works.


Their softball team pretty much rocks and were the National Champs last year!

champs banner!

I got to watch the sister run the bases!  She was a pinch runner.

numba 19.

They won the first game, but lost the 2nd one.  In between, I somehow managed to get my flip flops stolen.  We went down to the creek to cool off,

Yellow Breeches.

dipping our feet in and naturally slipped off our shoes.  After all, it was about 90º!  Everyone was roasting and getting burnt.  I don’t think the heist was on purpose, seeing as how the theif left a pair of similar looking white flip flops in their place, however, it was definitely an upgrade for them since mine were nearly brand new and bright white! 

The cookout was fun and lots of food was eaten.  I happily ate out of my cooler with everyone else. 

We had a DANCE to get ready for, so after the cook out we went up to the dorms, showered, and prettied up.

sorry for the blurr!

The sister took the rest of the photos from the dance with her camera, so I’ve gotta wait until she emails them to me to share with ya’ll, but it was an absolute blast.  I learned to swing dance and was approached by a cute Messiah senior, who I ended up hanging out with the rest of the night.  Literally, I did not sit down ONCE.  Dancing the night away has a new meaning to this gal 😉

We took a 3am trip to Sheetz after showering from the dance, and I picked out the infamous sugar-free jello bites that I always get and some watermelon with Diet Green Tea [no photo, sorrry!]

I slept like a rocK!


Weekend Recap!

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Soooo Friday night when I got home, I almost immediately hopped on the exercise bike so that I could get a good workout in before heading to Harrisburg to meet up with some friends.  I biked for about 2 hours while watching “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on my laptop. 


My family left for my younger sisters’ basketball tournament around 6PM and would be there overnight into Saturday.  I was meeting my friend Rachael and her buddy Wade at Damon’s where they were having dinner and then we headed to Bourbon Street downtown for a little while.  It didn’t last long, which I was glad for because going to a bar isn’t my thing at all…We decided to go bowling instead and made our way to ABC East.  It was a fun night! I got home around 2 AM and went right to sleep.


I woke up to an empty house, as expected and made some breakfast.  I must’ve been craving protein, so I made some frozen berry cottage cheese with Fiber One topping:

Prior to Fiber One Topping.

I did a lot around the house on Saturday like laundry, paying bills, and tidying up.  I also biked on and off alll day until about 4PM.  I had a big date to get ready for!  I was going ice skating with my cousin, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s buddy.  Names will remain annonymous.  I haven’t exactly told him much about the blog yet, as far as what it entails, but he does know I have one and that I’m a nutrition nut.  He was really sweet and brought me a rose 🙂  Not to mention, he was a perfect gentleman all night.  After skating, we needed something to warm us up so we grabbed some coffee and chatted for a little while longer.  After dropping off my cousin and her boy, we sat in the car and chatted for about 1/2 hour before we headed our separate ways.  He invited me to his church the next morning, and I happily accepted.


As late as I got home the night before, I felt like a nice little workout before I went to meet up with [the boy] for church would wake me up a little, so I biked for about an hour.  Only burned about 300 calories

Then I made breakfast:

Greek yogurt+Fiber One+ SF syrup.

After that, I got a shower, I prettied up for church and headed to Carlisle to meet [the guy] for church.  After the service, we went to Panera for coffee together.  I can already tell this is the start of something good.

Then, I met my family in Harrisburg for lunch at the Jade Buffet.  This place is awesome because, along with a salad bar in addition to all the fried nasty chinese food, they’ve got a bar of raw meat and veggies without sauce, completely plain.  You can make a plate of your own meat  & veggies, hand it to the chef, and ask him not to cook it in oil, just water.  Which is exactly what I did 🙂 Sauce on the side, of course.

Shrimp, chicken, onion, sugar snap peas, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, and bean sprouts!

This was TOTALLY my favorite meal of the weekend.  FOR sure.  The sauce that I sprinkled on was brown and watery, with just enough garlicy flavor to spice up my veggies and protein 🙂

For dessert, I had a plate of cantaloupe from the salad bar that went unpictured.

From there, we went to Wolf’s furniture store so my parents could do some bedroom decor shopping.  They bought a new bed frame and furniture to match, which I absolutely love.

Then, we picked my sister up at Messiah and we went bowling!  I’m not very good, but I had a lot of fun and scored over 100 each game! 🙂  Yay.  After bowling, we had plans to go to Olive Garden for dinner, but the wait was outrageously long, so we opted for Applebee’s instead.

Salad with greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinegar & salt/pepper!

I didn’t want any of the salads on the menu or any of the sandwiches, but the waitress really hooked me up with a basic salad & sandwich.  Everything had some sort of fatty dressing/topping, that I just wasn’t feeling.


Turkey, lettuce, tomato, & onion on swirled toast.

 My family had an awesome time too and they got some finger licking food there too!

Randa & Bek.

Myranda’s friend, Bekah who is home from PSU on Spring Break, came with us too!  She ordered the Shrimp & Broccoli alfredo which came in a humungo bowl! It was so pretty that I had to take a photo.


My sisters ordered the Sampler Appetizer to share and the Wonton Tacos!

Wonton Tacos.


Nachos with spinach dip, boneless buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, and a chicken & cheese quesedilla.

After dropping of Randa back at school, we headed home and ended our weekend perfectly by resting up!