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Sep. 20th, 2009 @ 04:37 pm (no subject)
Gee, my effort to post my weight loss progress lasted a long time.

Long story short? ate lots of salads, lost 30 pounds.
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Jun. 16th, 2009 @ 06:40 pm Postive Changes Coming
So... It's been a while.

At 19 (halfway to twenty! eek!), I have decided to make some positive lifestyle changes. Specifically, diet and exercise changes. I will not post my starting weight here (way too embarrassing) but I am presently a size 18. In my first two and a half weeks, I have lost about 16 pounds. What have I done to do this?

Counting Calories

Seriously. I eat between 1000 and 1200 calories a day, keeping track of what I eat. Trust me, I am not starving myself. I have oatmeal, juice, and a piece of fruit for breakfast, a salad and two hundred calorie snacks for lunch, whatever mom makes for dinner, and some kind of 100 calorie treat in the evening. If I'm out and about, I will get a frappalatte or a small ice cream but I don't go nuts. I was a little hungry the first few days but now... If I try to eat as much as I did before, I feel ill. I physically can't now.

Mom and I are starting to exercise together now, every other day. I found a workout thing from Seventeen that outlines what you need to do and when so we're doing that. Cardio and strength training every other day. Yay for getting fit!

So... I'm thinking for posterity's sake, I will be monitoring my lifestyle changes in this journal.
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Apr. 3rd, 2009 @ 10:39 pm So... what else is new?
Current Mood: dorkydorky
Yeah... haven't been on here in for-freaking-ever. Still love Eastern. Still love music. Still love Jesus.

Um... Caitlin has crush. Bad one. On her boss.

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Nov. 10th, 2008 @ 01:43 pm um... yeah.
Current Mood: tiredtired
So... officially a college girl. I've made through over half of my first semester in college. i love it, by the way. Eastern officially rocks. My classes are cool. I'm midway through writing a paper on Augustine's Confessions for my Western Civ class with Dr. Yonan. It's turning out... okay. I shall post a section for your perusal:

Following his primary school education, Augustine received advanced training in the rhetoric. Through his extensive education, he learned how to write and speak well. This education in speaking was not his own choice, however. Rather, it was forced upon him by his parents with the belief that it would make him successful.
“Thus I learnt to convey what I meant to those about me; and so took another step along the stormy way of human life in society, while I was still subject to the authority of my parents and at the beck and call of my elders” (Confessions I, ch. VIII).
Later on in life, Augustine regretted learning to speak well for the corrupted purpose the rhetoric offered. Instead of glorifying God, the rhetoric was meant to glory the person speaking and demonstrate their profound intelligence, logic, and eloquence. Before his conversion, Augustine was a teacher of rhetoric, a career that took him far across the Roman Empire. He struggled to find an acceptable teaching position. After growing vexed with the behavior of his students, Augustine moved to Rome and eventually Milan in order to find a suitable place to teach. It was in Milan that Augustine was converted. In Milan, he was able to spend time both with his friend Alypius and the bishop Ambrose. Both of these men were critical in Augustine’s conversion and subsequent baptism. Upon his conversion, Augustine gave up his teaching position because of his belief that the teachings were “lying follies and the conflicts of the law” (Confessions IX, ch. II). His retirement from teaching enabled him to dedicate more time to reading and writing for the work of God. His earlier education in rhetoric influenced the way he approached both how he wrote and spoke. All of his arguments were approached logically, eloquently, and presented in a way that allowed people to understand what he was saying.
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Jul. 26th, 2008 @ 01:08 am (no subject)
so yeah... it's been a while. It's hard to explain what the last months have been like. It's been exciting and scary and wonderful. Life is changing. I'm a soon to be freshman at Eastern University, ready to major in music education. My roommate is Angeley Crawford of Brooklyn, NY.

Let's see...

I have a boyfriend now. I know, your jaw just hit the floor but it's true. His name is Jordan and he's from Laurel. We've been talking for a little more than a month and have been dating for about two weeks. He's my first boyfriend and my first kiss (which, by the way, if I'd known what I'd been missing, i think i might have pursued more relationships earlier).

I seem to yo-yo back and forth between utter contentment and misery. must be the hormones. At the risk of getting way too personal and giving too much info, i found out i have abnormal hormone levels due to PCOS (Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome). Yay for me. Not. So now I have to go see a nice specialist up in Wilmington who is so busy that he couldnt fit me in until Novemeber, four days after my birthday.

In the realm of sad but true, I kind of miss high school. I don't miss the classes or anything or even most of the people (friends yes, the peop;e who like to cause drama and cause havok, not so much). I confess what I miss most is the time with my band and chorus teachers. Aside from the plethora of advice on how to survive being a music major, I just had fun with them. No one can make fun of me quite like those two could. Ah well. Moving on to bigger and better things, right?

Maybe I'll update soon. Or maybe I won't. :-P
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May. 4th, 2008 @ 09:28 pm (no subject)
Prom was fun. Way more fun than last year. I looked pretty good, if I do say so myself. It was really fun but also a bit anticlimatic, if you know what I mean. Granted I'm not sure exactly what I mean so if you don't, I won't kill you.

I'm watching August Rush and writing now. I should be working on my stuff on FF.net that is in desperate need of updating but when novel thoughts are going through my mind... heh... novel thoughts...

I'll post prom pictures on MySpace... probably. XD
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Apr. 1st, 2008 @ 10:06 pm April Fools?

I've got a million ideas going through my head. It's kind of fuzzy but I know it's there.
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Feb. 29th, 2008 @ 10:07 pm College
So, you know all the hype about Shenandoah? You know... I've been saying for about two years thats where I wanted to go?

Yeah... not going there.

I was accepted and everything butttt....

I'm bound for Eastern University, baby!

Oh, and blue jay pagent is tomorrow night. You must come and see me sing.
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Jan. 9th, 2008 @ 06:43 pm (no subject)
because it is impossible for me to catch ANY breaks right now... I have a throat thing. It's a week from my first college audition which happens to be at my top school.

why me?
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Dec. 3rd, 2007 @ 08:45 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
so... the repair to my car will cost almost three grand--which is more than the car is worth. My parents dont want to pay that much for it. It has next to no trade in value as it is. If I get a new car, theres an argument over who has to pay for it. I'll end up paying for most of it... and I don't want to go into more debt (I still owe over a thousand on my car). So... I think I'm going carless until further notice.

And it still isn't my fault.

Anyone giving out free cars for Christmas?
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