Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day...i dont know

So I was doing pretty good and then Memorial weekend hit and I have no idea what ive eaten since. Im not doing so good now. This is probably what people feel like when their investigating the gospel...on the right track, feeling good, and then all of a sudden, its a little too hard at times, they loose track, and then getting back on board is even harder. Thats how I feel right now. Mexico is in about 5 days. Im going to keep working hard and hopfully feel a difference by the time I go..if not, oh well. Maybe i will try again when I get back. But not record it and keep track so tightly. On an ok note, I was able to record my weight as 133 to my health insurance instead of 136..woohoo

Friday, May 28, 2010

Day 17

Today I ate 1,222 calories, burnt 765, making my balance at 1,543. YAY! a better day! I went for a long walk, up those hills, danced around the house while i cleaned. I always burn a bit more on launrdy day cux im carring all those loads of clothes up and downt he stairs. The only thing is, I didnt have much of a breakfast. An apple...thats it. BUT I went and got some prenatal vitamins and whey protien powder ( I carried my basket instead of pushing one at the store). Every little bit helps. So that should help my breakfasts be a little more complete, along with a yogart and my 5g sugar granola. Im feelin good!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 16

Today I ate 1,155 calories, burnt 227, making my balance at 1,072. I remember my first few days feeling very hallow. I notice I dont feel that anymore. My body now feels normal eating so little. I say "little" but really its more like what I should be eating, just better and smaller portions. I ate a much better breakfast today; 1 egg inside 1/2 pita bread, and activia light yogart. It was a perfect breakfast. Also, usually I go way over on my sugars for the day, and today I was 11 grams under where I was supposed to be. Went for a quick walk with the dog...I feel like today was a good day. A day that I should model the rest of my days after.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 15

Today I ate 1,370 calories, burnt 128, making my balance at 758. Even though my numbers are mostly ok, Im really not feeling like im doing any of this right. My breakfasts are almost nothing, I eat too much for dinner, and I dont excersize. Im not seeing a change. On some days I feel a change but I still havn't changed a bit based on the fit of my "goal jeans". They still fit just as tight. I'm not far as I know.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 14

Today I ate 1,814 calories, burnt 214, making my balance 400. So not so good today. I went for a little walk but for dinner I ate out, chinese with all the yummy gooie stuff and stuffed myself! I probably ate a whole days worth of calories just for dinner. Better tomorrow!!!!


Today I ate 1,109 calories, burnt 128, making my balance at 1,019. Yikes, thats a very high balance! Not a bad day.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 12

Today I ate 1,348 calories, burnt 143, making my balance at 795. Its Sunday which means the weekends over and I start over tomorrow. No, I didnt eat a lot of calories but I didnt eat well either. No breakfast again, and pizza for dinner. Its all good, its the weekend:)

Day 11

Today I at 1,254 calories, burnt 128, making my balance at 874. Whats great now, is my stomach has shrunk so its not as hard to eat so little. I wasnt even watching it today. I still want to get some low cal protien shakes to have in the morning. Im not good at breakfast.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 10

Today (well actually yesterday, im entering this a day late) I ate 1,718 calories, burnt 339, making my balance at 621. Food wise, not so great. Plus I probably ate a lot more. Sometimes when you go out to eat, you cant always know what calories your eating. BUT I did excersize! I went for a long walk with my dog and took those hills again. I went out on a date with my husband, put on a cute outfit and really felt a diffrence in my body! I dont always see it, but it really makes me want to keep going when I feel a change even sometimes. Go me!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 9

Today I ate 1,450 calories, burnt 281, making my balance at 831. My number might be low but I did not do very good. I ate way too little he first half of the day and then munched after dinner. I went to a little gettogether and had way too much chocolate. I had only had about 350 calories before dinner and then I was thinking,"Oh im good to go cuz I had hardly anything"...and then got carried away. Then on top of that, I didnt have the water I should. Ive been so good about water, but not today. I have to get back on track tomorrow or else Im gonna crash and not be able to get back to were I was.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 8

Today I ate 790 calories, burnt 128, making my balance at 1,338. This was NOT a normal day and I didnt try to eat that little. I was working a lot and I only got a couple of snacks in, then my husband brought me home a small dinner. Thery were well balanced snacks though, not just crackers. I still got in a little bit of grains, protien, veggies, fruit, and dairy, then had sushi for dinner. Didnt do any excersize again..just took my dog for a small walk and it pays a little to live on the second story. I heard some great advice today...I need to be drinking protien shakes especually in the morning. So im going to be picking some of those up.
I weighed myself today. I was 134. But didnt weigh myself when I started.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 7

Today I ate 1,175 calories, burnt 112 making my balance at 937. So basically I just snacked all day until dinner. But didnt do any excersize again...I have no excuses..just didnt do it. Feeling a bit blah today.

Day 6

Today I ate 1,385 calories and burnt 214, making my balance at 829. I honestly have no idea how many calories I ate today because my dinner could have had anywhere from 500 to 1000. There is no way I could really know. So I settled for a 680 calorie dinner. On the other hand, I got off my butt and did some excersize! So, not a bad day.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Something very important I learned today...

Number Of Calories Burned Doing Crunches

Why you are searching for the answer of how many calories do you burn when doing crunches? Do you care how much calories you are burning while doing abdominal exercises?

You have to stop worry about how many calories you burn and to worry how many calories you take. Why? Because your burn no more than 50 calories when doing crunches. You can do crunches for 30 minutes and you will burn calories equal to a glass of fruit juice.

The only benefit of crunches is that they make your abs harder and bigger and if you burn the fat over your abdominal muscles you can see you six pack abs. Every person has 6 pack abs. But not everybody can see them, because they lie under the fat.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 5

Today I ate 1,612 calories and burnt 214 making my balance at 602. So I didnt do THAT bad today but I look back and see the small things that I totally could have done without...and Its the small things that just kill your day! I had a very large dinner with an elaborate dessert, and I ate the 300 cal. taco! I didnt need the taco...the chicken salad was huge enough! Without that little taco(it was good by the way), I would have been well under 1,500 calories and my balance would have been 900! It was totally not worth it...anyways, on a good note, I had a ton of energy around lunch and begged my husband to go for a walk with he did and I jogged around him in circles part of the way...and then up those big hills again. I just love those! So I did ok on excersize but would still like to fit in a little more. All in all, a good day but with one dumb move.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 4

Today I ate 1,701 and burnt 61 making my balance 360. So, I didnt do as well today. I ate fine all day until after dinner, I had dessert...bad girl. Plus no excersize besides getting out of bed, having a normal day and up the stairs a few times. Im so much more on board with food than I am with excersize. I did better the first couple of days and went walking up hills near my house. But this is always what happens...Im all excited for a couple days and then forget what I'm doing. Is getting off my butt the only way to do it?? I hear thats the case these days. I'll try to do better this next week.
But really, I should have already lost a pound already. My balance total so far over the past 4 days is 3,229, but I started my diet a couple of days before I started counting calories. Does that count?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 3

Today I ate a total of 1,312 calories and burnt about 122. Making my balance today at 810. I didnt really do any excersize but I figure walking up and down my stairs several times throughout the day should count. Before dinner I felt like air because by then, I had only eaten about 420 calories. But I wasnt even that hungry! I've noticed over the past couple of days that by eating low calorie small portians of food, I stay full by drinking the water that Im supposed to drink throughout the day (8 8oz glasses). Who would have thought?! So today at dinner I had no guilt eating a new york steak and potatoes. All I did was take half the amount of each that I normally would have taken, and more salad than normal. Plus I had no guilt eating a peanut butter cookie for dessert. Then after I snacked on the peanut m&ms I noticed I was getting a little carried away again. See thats the thing, when I dont keep track, I dont notice the little things that I get carried away on that add up so fast. This seems to be working for me. I hope I can keep it up.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 2

Today I ate a total of 927 calories and burnt 238. Making my balance 1,311(from 2000). So I know this is totally not healthy. I think Im just excited about it all and trying way too hard. Im sure after about a week i'll mellow out. At this rate, Id lose about a pound every 2 1/2 days. Thats not the goal though.

Day 1

Yesterday I started counting calories with Its so easy and fun! So im going to try blogging about my results. Yesterday i ate a total of 1,524 calories with 272 calories burned. My balance for the day was 748 (from 2,000). As i add up my balances from each day, a total of 3,500 calories should equal one pound lost. Im doing good today too! I have never drank so much water, and been so good about what i eat. They really make it easy.
So whats my goal? Just to look sexy for Mexico in a month. Lets see how i do.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Some stuff I do

These are a few creations. I dont exactly have a working camera but hopfully I will soon. Then I will be able to talk pictures of everything I do. What do you think?

Friday, April 30, 2010

Hello, im addicted to crafts.

I am becomming addicted to crafts. Creating is my job in the first place so its only natural right? I cant stop at Walmart without going to the craft section. I cant help myself but to stop at Goodwill on my way home just to see if theres any treasure i can turn into something else. Im starting to collect buttons, jewels, ribbons, fabric, old jewelry, and most of the time i have no idea what im going to do with it. Im either nuts, or this could be the start of something great. Hello, my name is Jennifer, and Im addicted to crafts.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


This is our dog Nacho...He is so funny. When I came home to Arizona I knew he would miss me. When I walked in, he was going crazy but wouldnt stop biting my hands. Then when he was in the car he was sitting right next to me but wouldnt look at me. It was like he was too cool or something. I was a little sad because my puppy didnt seem very excited that I was home! Then Jake told me that he was resenting me for leaving him. It took a couple of hours before he was cuddling with me and licking my face again. So I guess it is true, he was resenting me! This is so funny to me that dogs really do have emotions and feelings just like we do.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

so lonely

So I'm in Arizona right now. I'm having a blast with my sisters, mom, and grandma but miss my Jake soo much! Ive never been away from him for this long(5 days) so we are going a bit nuts. My sister, Wendys', Bridal Shower was today and it was sooo nice. We are so happy for her and she found a super nice guy that I will be proud to call my brother-in-law. Her wedding is May 8th.

Change of plans..

So in my last post, I think I was a little ahead of myself. We were looking for a place to live but are still figuring it out. Its on hold in the mean time because were we go, when, and how big a place depends on several things. So if you hear of anything, let us know. But dont get all huffy! People move on in their lives, things change, and we're young so its just bound to happen. I dont get all worked up when other people move so I guess i just didnt expect that for us. So lets just say "nevermind" for now to down play it a little.

Monday, March 1, 2010

moving on

We are currently looking for a new place to live! I am so excited! I love having a new place. It means new decorating. We need to stay in North County, preferably Vista/San Marcos area. A 2 bedroom....somewhere we can stay for a little while. Rent must be very reasonable and affordable for a a married student with a part time working wife. Yes, we are a charity case. If ANYONE knows of a place please please please let us know!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Summer lovin'

It looks like we have a really fun summer ahead of us. Next week i'm going to Arizona for 5 days for my sisters bridal shower. I have NEVER been away from Jake for that long. So we'll see how that goes. Im excited to go but will miss Jake a lot. Then, In May is Jakes birthday. Yes, May 5th, which means he can get into Disneyland for free! Next month I am volunteering for the "Give a day, get a Disney day" and will get my free ticket. We'll be able to both go for free on his birthday. Then just 2 days later we'll we leaving for Arizona again for my sisters wedding(this time Jake comes with). In June is my birthday, and we are seriously considering a mexican cruise. Meaning definatly going(i hope). THEN the next month, for 4th of July we are going to Yosimitie for the week. Camping, river rafting...I am so excited! There's August the Boyers are having a family reunion in Lake Tahoe. It will be my first family reunion since i've been married. So all of this means dieting and working out more. I gotta look good and have a ton of fun this summer because it could be the last before you know what.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Warning: This may make you cry.

Its a long a juicy story but I never get tired of telling it. It could have been a reality TV show at the Jake and I met. Our Story...

I moved to Fallbrook, CA, from Vista when I turned 16. I was nervous about the move and sure enough, didnt like it here at all. Jake was in my same ward at church but a year younger. From what he says now, he had a crush on me from that time on. I never noticed Jake being the oblivious girl that I am. It was going to be 3 whole years before I even noticed him at all.
A couple of years after high school graduation, Jake and I had some mutual friends but other relationships to keep us busy. At age 19, Jake left on his mission to Ecuador. Soon after, I too got a mission call for England. Jake heard this through his mother and began to write me. As odd as I thought it was to get a letter from this Jake Boyer, whom I knew nothing about, I thought he seemed like a nice enough guy and I wrote him back. This began a series of letters that lasted over the next 2 years. We wrote about once a month and I gradualy became more and more excited to hear from him.
Jake had returned home and I still had a few months left in England. He wrote me a letter finally admitting his feelings. I didnt take to this very well since I was still a missionary, and I had also received a similar letter from another young man just the day before. Not to mention my grandmother had died that week too. Can you believe to my stupidity, I told Jake "No thanks" and I went with the other guy!? Being the awesome man that Jake is, he was fine with this and kept writing anyways just as a friend.
I got home and began dating that other guy and Jake as well went his own way. He ended up getting engaged just a couple of months later. We would still talk just as friends but to only find out later that there might have been something deeper the whole time. Jakes engagment as well as my relationship wasnt going as planned. This gave Jake and I something a little more in common. It always felt so good to talk to him. He gave me the support that I needed. With one thing after another, I was growing tired and drained of my relationship with my boyfriend and all I could think about was "I wish he was more like Jake". One day, it hit me, that I actually wanted it to be Jake! But he was engaged! I am such a homewrecker, I thought. Feeling very confused at this point I told Jake how I felt. I was sure he would never want to talk to me again, but to my surprise he felt the same way as I did. He wanted to meet up to talk about it. He's engaged, no way! My mom is "Mrs. do what is right no matter what" so I just asked her what to do. I knew for sure she would tell me NOT to meet up with him. Again, to my surprise she said, "Of coarse you need to go talk to him!" I found out later that both my mom and Jakes mom were secretly plotting to get us together one day. Oh man, was I nervous. He picked me up the next morning. We spent the the next few hours at the beach talking and he took me for sushi. We talked about our current situations, how we were both confused, but we kinda knew what we needed to do. I had learned that Jake as well was on the rocks with his engagment and tried to break up with her the week before. They were still trying to work it out(but really, he didnt want to). As for me, I finally felt ready to end my relationship. It didnt end up in a fairytale like it had started out to be.
Jake dropped me off at home in the afternoon. I was feeling good but still very confused and scared. I didnt want to hurt anybody but I knew I had to. I knelt down and prayed. I asked the Lord if what I was about to do was the right thing. There was no going back. In the middle of my prayer, I got a text. It was from Jake saying, "I need to meet up with you again". He went home from our day and talked to his mom and sister and told them everything. They all decided together that ending his engagment was the best thing. He was so excited, he had to tell me in person. No hesitation, he came right over again and we went for a walk. We both knew and felt it was over and excited about where this might go. We spent the rest of the day together. Went to dinner and a friends house...we had to tell our friend everything. We had to tell SOMEONE! It was a thrill, exciting, and yes very rebeliouse. And no, we didnt kiss.
The next day, I met up with my boyfriend feeling good, but still nervous. I broke up with him and thankfully it was all on a good note. We actually went to the temple together that night. You know usually you go to the temple, with something on your mind, and a question you need answered. When I was there that night, I felt that everything was in the right place, everything was now the way it was supposed to be. As I was driving home, I called jake. He also broke up with his fiance that night and went well like mine had. We met up that night for a late dinner, and yes, he did kiss me this time. Well, really he was talking so much that I had to say,"Shut up and kiss me!"
For the next couple of weeks, we really had to keep our new fire on the downlow. We still didnt want to hurt anyone. Sure enough we couldnt keep it quiet very long and other people found out. Yes, there was a little drama but we wont get into that.
At first I really wasnt sure about Jake. Of coarse I knew I liked him but, remember, he had just called off a wedding. Did I really want to jump into something with him? It didnt take long (about a week, and a much needed weekend away) I decided I was just going to let it go where it wants to go. I wasnt going to be the one to stop it if this was supposed to be something great. As soon as I felt that way, I knew we would get married. The next 3 weeks felt like an eternity until he proposed while we were on a road trip to Arizona. We drove up through Vegas, then back down to Mesa. We stopped at the Las Vegas temple to walk around. About every 5 mintues I was thinking, "This is not it...ok, i think this is it now...ok nevermind". But it was it! It was August, 7th, 2008 and it was so simple and beautiful. In the middle of the night, just the two of us, he knelt down. He had to hold on to me because he was shaking! I was so excited but still nervous. I felt like the whole world was watching me! The only one to tell was the security guard at the temple. He began giving us life and marriage advice, it was kinda funny. Then i began calling whoever I thought would be awake.
We were married Novamber 1st, 2008. Now its over a year later and never have I wondered if I did the right thing. It might have been a little messy, but very worth it. Jake is the best thing that I could ever ask for. We live in Fallbrook, CA in a little studio apartment with our dog Nacho. The story will never be over. This is only the Boyer Beginning.