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SnowWhite

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  • Birthday 07/14/1992

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    Des Moines, Iowa
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    druid
  1. I've decided on a journal! I'll show you what it will consist of... here's today's so far, for example. 12-11-14 - last day at Marketlink (or whatever makes the day noteworthy) Weight (only if it's a Thursday), 11:30am (when I weighed) - BMR - TDEE (calculated on Thursday as well) Sleep last night: 4/6 hours (6 is the goal) Pills: (then three boxes that I can check to signify taking morning, afternoon, and evening pills) Water: (six boxes to signify 6 glasses of water) Exercise: BW BW C C Y (this allows me to keep track of how many sessions I have left for the week) (Empty space to describe the work out that happened) Bible: (books read today) Ruth 3 and 4 Verse: Two lines to write a favorite verse from that day's reading Intelligent Reading: A Foreign Policy Op-ed: Recipe: (a space to give updates on either of those if I would like) MFP: (signifying whether I have fully tracked everything on MFP by the end of the day) Battle log: (signifying whether I have made an entry on here) 3 things: God, rain, campaigns (three things I'm thankful for) Person: Kari (someone I have reached out to by a text, Facebook message, post, etc, saying hi or something nice) Food: Tracking all my food and whatever else I feel like saying
  2. So here's an update on my life recently: At 2:45, I am going to accept a job at La'james International School of Beauty!!! I am the newest admissions counselor... I'll be going to high schools and job fairs, etc, to find prospective students, calling and e-mailing people to set up appointments to meet with them, take them on a tour of the college, go over financial aid with them. I'm so excited about working there and quitting my current full time job! Not only is my current full time job awful and annoying and frustrating (I'm selling cable, internet and phone), there are WAY too many rules for this libertarian, and I don't make much. My new job is at least $5 more an hour!!!!! So I'm quitting my old job today! Tomorrow will be my last day, and I'll continue working as a barista at the best local coffee shop on weekends. I'm so excited to get out of my current job, make more money, and get closer to my financial goals! That's what is really exciting right now in my life. I'm really enjoying paying off debts, making good purchases, saving up for things I really need or am excited about. It's easy to be stressed about how many bills I have or how much money I need to make everything happen, but I'm doing really well at focusing on the positive. Here are the goals that I want to focus on tomorrow and for the indefinite future: 1. Eat between my BMR and TDEE of paleo food. 2. Drink 6 glasses of water before I drink anything else each day (specifically alcohol). 3. Track everything on MFP (I'm Politicosnow if anyone wants to add me). 4. Take my pills in the morning, afternoon, and at night. 5. Weigh and re-calculate my BMR and TDEE every Thursday. 6. Sleep 6 hours each night. 7. Do bodyweight exercises twice a week. 8. Do cardio twice a week. 9. Do yoga once a week. 10. Log everything into this battle log daily, along with another form of tracking, TBD. 11. Read 2 chapters of the Bible daily. 12. Read 1 hour of intelligent reading every 2 days (or 2 half hour days in a row). 13. Write 1 political op-ed per month. 14. Try a new recipe every 2 weeks. I realize that this is a lot to ask of myself, but no one ever achieved greatness by striving for mediocrity. I need to learn how to be frustrated and keep going, as well. I usually feel like I'm not achieving 100% of my goals, and then get upset, and quit. I can't do that this time. I can't remain this version of Snow, because I know what the future Snow can be like. I know I will struggle and I know that I will fall short of this, but I won't be content striving for anything less than this. Here's a bodyweight regimen I'm going to start out with.... let me know if you have any suggestions. *10 min of warm-up stretches *15 lunges per side *15 DB rows per side * 30 second plank *20 squats *15 walking lunges per side *15 DB rows per side *30 second wall sit *At least 15 min of stretching, yoga, tumbling So I guess the big question is... journal, pre-printed sheets to fill out, or Google Docs again? I'm thinking journal.
  3. I hope you do, and I hope things are going well for you, Lanithroe! Your name is really badass, btw. Thanks for the advice, insanity! They are stomach ulcers. Hey friend! Yeah, that's definitely the issue. Life has been crazy recently, and I've not done very well on my goals. But I am hitting the reset button this week, and starting fresh tomorrow! I'm about to post all my goals on here, and I'm trying to figure out an organizational method... I could make a spreadsheet on Google Docs like I've done before, but sometimes it doesn't work because it's very easy to ignore.... and just let die in my Google Drive.... I've thought about going old school and having a cool journal that I carry everywhere...and have a page for each day, and write everything down throughout the day.... food, exercise, water, things I accomplish. Another option would be to print out sheets that have blanks for me to fill out... and keep them in a file? I don't know what the answer is. I'll have to mull it over more.
  4. I'm sorry to hear about all of the stress and negativity at work First of all, I know how much it sucks when something that you're passionate about and love doing is complicated or weighed down by all of the situational garbage happening right now, and I'm sorry, love. Second of all, I have been in work environments like that, where every bit of negativity and criticism seems to wipe out everything good and it all snowballs, and makes you miserable. I am so bummed for you that it feels that way right now! I think you have the right frame of mind about it... clear, open and honest communication is the best way to approach these issues. It sounds like you all really care and are passionate about what you do.... but that you have different ideas about how things should be done and goals should be met. I really hope you can all work together to find a resolution and make positive changes. If not, I agree with moving on to a different job... you have to put yourself and your mental health first. If that happens, a door will open somewhere else. If you work hard and stay persistent, you will find your reward. Your passion and dedication is beautiful and inspiring, as usual Keep on keeping on! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you de-stress.
  5. I'm sorry to hear about all of the stress and negativity at work First of all, I know how much it sucks when something that you're passionate about and love doing is complicated or weighed down by all of the situational garbage happening right now, and I'm sorry, love. Second of all, I have been in work environments like that, where every bit of negativity and criticism seems to wipe out everything good and it all snowballs, and makes you miserable. I am so bummed for you that it feels that way right now! I think you have the right frame of mind about it... clear, open and honest communication is the best way to approach these issues. It sounds like you all really care and are passionate about what you do.... but that you have different ideas about how things should be done and goals should be met. I really hope you can all work together to find a resolution and make positive changes. If not, I agree with moving on to a different job... you have to put yourself and your mental health first. If that happens, a door will open somewhere else. If you work hard and stay persistent, you will find your reward. Your passion and dedication is beautiful and inspiring, as usual Keep on keeping on! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you de-stress.
  6. Thank you so much! Your encouragement really means a lot
  7. Herrrro everyone! How's it going? Life has been crazy... here's a little update on me! I've been working two jobs, my full-time one which I hate, and my part-time one which I love. Here's an update on my goals: Daily goals: 1. Eat mostly paleo and within my BMR-TDEE of calories - this isn't happening... this needs to happen starting tomorrow. 2. Weigh every Wednesday and lose 2 lb per week (I started this on November 19th, so next week will be my first results weigh-in) - I did weigh last Wednesday.... 3. Drink 75 oz of water per day -not happening 4. Take vitamins and medicine (I have ulcers, horrible canker sores (7 of them), and ear infection right now) - not happening... I need to organize my pills. 5. Sleep 6 hours and 40 minutes before each Marketlink work day (midnight to 6:40am, Mon-Sat) - happening sometimes 6. Brush teeth 2x, floss 1x - yes 7. Read 2 chapters from the Bible - about to happen tonight 8. Work on room from 30 min-1 hour (clean, sort, toss, launder, organize, pack) - about to happen tonight 9. Post on this blog daily and do positives - yup Non-daily goals: 1. Read 30 minutes of a career-oriented book every 2 days 2. Do bodyweight exercises 2x a week, the week beginning on Wednesday 3. Run 3x a week, the week beginning on Wednesday - one run may be replaced with a brisk walk or exercise tape Other goals that I have been working hard at: 1. Getting my financial house in order - paying off debts, starting savings accounts for different purposes, looking into an LLC license for my independent consulting business, and looking into investing, health insurance, retirement, etc. 2. Spending time with family and friends before I potentially leave again 3. Looking for a better job than at Marketlink - I hate the sales, I hate the job that I'm doing... the leads are horrendous. I was promised that the high commission would make up for the horribly low pay, but almost every phone call is answered by the answering machine, killing my chances for commission. I need to find another full time job that pays more, or a part time job that pays more and lets me work more at Mars. 4. Figure out what I'm doing in January, including a job, where to live, what to take with me, how to transport there, etc..... 5. Work on helping plan one of my best friend/colleague's baby shower with one of our other close friends/colleagues from politics 6. Work on conference I am hosting in late December for the PAC I help run 7. Trying to amass recipes and knowledge about household stuff from Mom before I leave Update on stuff I need to do: 1. E-mail David F 2. Settle ER bill 3. E-mail Mark Herr 4. E-mail RPC 5. Message Adil 6. Call Chase 7. Pay Chase bill 8. Submit time off to Schedulefly 9. Make bodyweight exercise regimen 10. Apply for 3 jobs at Formaro restaurants 11. Post resume on Indeed.com 12. Check if healthcare plan is valid in D.C. 13. Check in with KaLeigh and Craig about D.C. housing opportunities 14. Call Wal-Mart about contacts 15. Get proof of insurance from Dad 16. Finish applying to Uber 17. Find tax expert to discuss LLC with 18. Check with Sarah, Michelle, Kelsey about get together time 19. Meet with Michelle about baby shower details 20. Cook brussel sprouts before they go bad 21. Buy organizer for home "savings accounts" 22. Buy organizer for recipes 23. Check with Momma Donna, Aashley and Sissy about Elf night 24. Buy makeup removers and dry shampoo 25. Post loft bed on Facebook 26. Pick up coat from dry cleaners 27. Buy glasses 28. Buy Lularoe dress 29. Buy refill papers for my daily planner 30. Organize pills 31. Catalog finances 32. Plan baby shower 33. Contact insurance for more proof of insurance 34. Apply to La James
  8. So... wow. The prodigal daughter has returned, and my goodness, how different is life from the last time I posted. Current city: Des Moines, Iowa Current jobs: Sales Representative at Marketlink, Inc, and Barista at Mars Cafe I moved home on November 5th when my contract (and the campaign) was over, and I'm living with my parents until I figure out what Congressional office/campaign/firm/PAC/501C4 I'll be working for in January! I'm enjoying seeing friends and family and my liberty family, who I'm working on shenanigans with. I'm working 40-50 hours a week at Marketlink, and I JUST started at Mars Tuesday, so I don't know how much I'l end up working there, but the tips from that night alone are crazy! My bank account is very happy! Life is super busy; outside of work, there's not a ton going on. But I am getting my financial house in order, cleaning and sorting through my stuff, and working on some other goals. Here are some things I'm working on: Daily goals: 1. Eat mostly paleo and within my BMR-TDEE of calories 2. Weigh every Wednesday and lose 2 lb per week (I started this on November 19th, so next week will be my first results weigh-in) 3. Drink 75 oz of water per day 4. Take vitamins and medicine (I have ulcers, horrible canker sores (7 of them), and ear infection right now) 5. Sleep 6 hours and 40 minutes before each Marketlink work day (midnight to 6:40am, Mon-Sat) 6. Brush teeth 2x, floss 1x 7. Read 2 chapters from the Bible 8. Work on room from 30 min-1 hour (clean, sort, toss, launder, organize, pack) 9. Post on this blog daily and do positives Non-daily goals: 1. Read 30 minutes of a career-oriented book every 2 days 2. Do bodyweight exercises 2x a week, the week beginning on Wednesday 3. Run 3x a week, the week beginning on Wednesday - one run may be replaced with a brisk walk or exercise tape Other goals that I have been working hard at: 1. Getting my financial house in order - paying off debts, starting savings accounts for different purposes, looking into an LLC license for my independent consulting business, and looking into investing, health insurance, retirement, etc. 2. Spending time with family and friends before I potentially leave again 3. Looking for a better job than at Marketlink - I hate the sales, I hate the job that I'm doing... the leads are horrendous. I was promised that the high commission would make up for the horribly low pay, but almost every phone call is answered by the answering machine, killing my chances for commission. I need to find another full time job that pays more, or a part time job that pays more and lets me work more at Mars. 4. Figure out what I'm doing in January, including a job, where to live, what to take with me, how to transport there, etc..... 5. Work on helping plan one of my best friend/colleague's baby shower with one of our other close friends/colleagues from politics 6. Work on conference I am hosting in late December for the PAC I help run 7. Trying to amass recipes and knowledge about household stuff from Mom before I leave So... yeah! Here's my week plan: Bed very soon..... Saturday: 6:40 wake up, 7:40 leave, 8-2 Marketlink, 2:30-9ish Mars cafe, chilling out tomorrow night Sunday: Hunger Games movie with Dad, Mars Cafe shift from 1:30-9:30 Monday: Marketlink from 8-5:30 Tuesday: Marketlink from 7-11, run at 11:30, shower, lunch, Marketlink from 4-8 Wednesday: (WEIGH DAY!) Marketlink from 7-11, bodyweight exercises, shower, lunch, Marketlink from 4-8, Bible study until 9 Thursday: THANKSGIVING <3 Possibly working at Mars in the morning, then DINNER AND GAMES AND EATING AND LAUGHING AND JOKING AND BABY SNUGGLING AND HUGS ALL DAY! BEST DAY EVER! Friday: Marketlink from 8-5:30 Saturday: Marketlink from 8-5:30 Sunday: Mars from 1:30-9:30 And here are a bunch of things I need to do: 1. E-mail David F 2. Settle ER bill 3. E-mail Mark Herr 4. E-mail RPC 5. Message Adil 6. Call Chase 7. Pay Chase bill 8. Submit time off to Schedulefly 9. Make bodyweight exercise regimen 10. Apply for 3 jobs at Formaro restaurants 11. Post resume on Indeed.com 12. Check if healthcare plan is valid in D.C. 13. Check in with KaLeigh and Craig about D.C. housing opportunities 14. Call Wal-Mart about contacts 15. Get proof of insurance from Dad 16. Finish applying to Uber 17. Find tax expert to discuss LLC with 18. Check with Sarah, Michelle, Kelsey about get together time 19. Meet with Michelle about baby shower details 20. Cook brussel sprouts before they go bad 21. Buy organizer for home "savings accounts" 22. Buy organizer for recipes 23. Check with Momma Donna, Aashley and Sissy about Elf night 24. Buy makeup removers and dry shampoo 25. Post loft bed on Facebook 26. Pick up coat from dry cleaners 27. Buy glasses 28. Buy Lularoe dress 29. Buy refill papers for my daily planner
  9. Yesterday: I ended up being a little over my calories due to beer because I went ON THE BEST DATE EVER LAST NIGHT <3 and I drank all my water! Today: I've eaten ramen noodles and grapes so far... everything is tracked. I haven't started my water, and I think I'm going to try to run tonight. Or maybe tomorrow morning. I'm going to catch up and do my reading tonight. I ended up staying out with Adam until 1am I've done my positives every day! 1. Body: I love my lips! They're full and lush and shaped well, and I love wearing lipstick because it accentuates the shape and they look pretty. I've also heard that they're nice to kiss 2. Food: I love fruit; all kinds of fruit! I'm addicted to it. 3. I'm grateful for: smiles, chap stick, and flowers! 4. I wrote a very sweet message on my big sis Michelle's wall
  10. Hahaha right?! Definitely do that! I want to see it Thanks so much, friend <3 I really like Perrier and that's been helping me! And omg that is AWESOME! I love it! Thank you!
  11. Thank you SO much, Keltab! Isn't it AMAZING?!?! I'm so addicted! <3 And I love Rumple! We have a shared grandchild, then I look forward to seeing your battle log! Thanks so much for the encouragement, and I'm so thrilled to go to D.C. <3 Fingers crossed!
  12. 1. Food so far has been 24 almonds.... I calculated my BMR and TDEE on my estimate of how much I weigh right now... my BMR is 1589 and my TDEE is 2185. 2. I'm on my first bottle of water out of 6 3. I don't have time to exercise today 4. I'll have to read when I get home from my date with a boyyyyy <3 SO EXCITED 5. About to do my positives right now 1. Body...I love my eyes. They're greenish hazel, and they turn colors, depending on my mood and what I wear. I get a lot of compliments on them. 2. Food...I love my sauteed mixed vegetables.. I made them for my housemate last night and she loved them! They're yummy, filling, and my FAVORITE food in the world. 3. Three things I'm thankful for: my job working on this campaign, all the littles in my family who make my life so sweet, and shiny watches 4. I wrote a sweet FB post on DarkRaven's wall Things (STILL) on my to-do list: 1. Finish putting my Halloween costume together 2. E-mail my college advisor 3. E-mail my favorite professor 4. E-mail my mentor 5. Request my absentee ballot 6. Withdraw and put money in my WF account 7. Buy groceries 8. Upload pictures from phone to Facebook 9. Fill up my gas tank 10. Apply for a new job
  13. Here is my first story-telling piece, a challenge from last winter: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/42514-snow-white-is-sharpening-her-arrows/ Second story-telling challenge from last winter: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/45247-snow-white-needs-to-heal/ Final story-telling challenge from this summer: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/54199-snowwhites-quest-for-peace/ I know, right?! There's so many wonderful people... I could spend all day reading and writing and conversing with them!!! Thanks love <3 Hi gorgeous!!! <3 I will, mama!!!! Hahahaha
  14. Yay Mama! I'd move there in January if it happened. Thanks so much, Elastigirl! I've done more comparison/story telling with me and Snow in my challenges, but this one was pretty straight to the point. Thank you for the encouragement!
  15. I started an album! Go check it out http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/gallery/album/1452-snow-selfies/?sort_key=caption&sort_order=asc
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