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Stopping to smell the flowers

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Posted by on April 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Birthdays!

My birthday is coming up. I am excited but not really excited. My dad will be out of town on my birthday; Mom and I will probably go out to a little restaurant and get a dessert or something. What I am really excited for is the present I asked for. I asked if I could plant a special Cherry Blossom tree to plant in the spring.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Diary Sneak Peak Trial

I thought I would try out giving an entry from my journal to show you. I have been writing in my journal since December 6th, 2011 every night. It’s just a trial so tell me if you want to hear more or you’re just not interested.

From January 2nd, 2012                                                                                              11:02 PM

How much goes unnoticed to the human mind? Do we go through life with one eye open? I have been having a trial with myself. I am trying to go through the day being observant and noticing small changes in people. I just saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. Sitting in the buttery aroma of the dark theatre, I felt inspired. I have always wondered what can be learned about life from simply observing.

Another fictional character that has fascinated me is Alaska Young, from John Green’s hit book, Looking for Alaska. She is impulsive, moody, and a bad ass kind of girl. The true feature that she holds is her spirit. She’s extremely passionate, wild, playful, and unpredictable. She contrasts with my predictable, studious, shy, serious personality. I can’t explain but sometimes I wish I held some of these qualities. Nevertheless, if I have learned only one thing from Alaska Young it is this, I am not going to wish for something I am not. I am either going to do it or just stop wishing. Wishing is for chumps.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Diary Entry, Uncategorized

 

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Hannah, The Christmas Present

This is a drawing of my springer spaniel, Hannah. This was drawn from a photo in colored pencil. She was about to chase down a squirel as I took this picture. I framed it and gave it to my dad as a Christmas present. He loved it. Any critique is welcomed.

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2011 in Art, KP+Hannah, Uncategorized

 

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Tips to Not Overdue a Holiday Party

Christmas is just around the corner and this is where every one indulges. Where this indulgence ends depends on will power and how delicious Aunt Susie’s cookies look.

Tips and Tricks

1. Never go hungry. This is really important. I don’t believe in skipping meals. Always eat breakfast, even if it is a small bowl of ceral. Don’t think if you have a small breakfast and lunch you can counter balance a big dinner. It doesn’t work like that. Because you burn more energy during the day than when your asleep, you need more calories. If you have a nutritious breakfast like a omlet and for lunch a salad with chicken and some fruit, your good to go.

2. Avoid the kitchen. I know it’s hard and I bet people mingle there often. Try and mingle with the other family members in the other rooms of the house. Play some pool or darts downstairs inbetween dinner and presents.

3. Eat slowly. This tip really works for me. But to do it right you have to slow it down so you can count 5 bites and then swallow. Tedious but it will help you from eating extra servings.

4. Drink water. I usually drink water with every meal but my dad likes to use sparkling water with lime. He says water is boring.

5. If you are going to indulge yourself, do it. Don’t eat the small cookie and a heshery kiss and then eat what you were really looking for, a slice of pumpkin pie. Know what you want to indulge on. Savor it and only have one serving. The best solution is settling on fruit. But I don’t usually do that either.

6. Exercise. Before and after the holidays mix in some cardio and strength to equal it out. I recommend gabbyreece360.com if your a girl. She is a volleyball player/model. Look under fitness, then train 360 system, then train 360 weekly plans.

Holiday Foods

  • Roasted Turkey – 6 oz mixed meat, untrimmed:
350 calories
  • 1 cup stuffing:
340 calories
  • 3/4 cup turkey gravy
375 calories
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes:
240 calories
  • 3/4 cup candied sweet potatoes:
365 calories
  • 1 cup green bean casserole (one of my favorites)
180 calories
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce:
210 calories
  • 1 roll with butter:
120 calories
  • 2 glasses wine, punch or cider:
200-250 calories
  • 1 slice pumpkin pie with whipped cream:
500 calories
  • 1 slice pecan pie:
500 calories
  • 1 cup Egg Nog:
400 calories
  • 1 serving (3.5 oz) peanut brittle:
485 calories
  • Lindt chocolate truffle ball:
80-90 calories
  • 2 shots (3 fl oz) liqueur:
300 calories
  • 2 small shortbread cookies (1.2 oz)(mmmm…cookie)
120 calories
  • 2 small pieces fudge (1.2 oz):

http://www.healthcastle.com/holiday_foods_shocker.shtml

140 calories

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Winter Wonderland or Green Christmas?

Every December, I feel my inner 8 year old come out. The house becomes cozy at night as we gather around the fireplace. The Christmas tree is set in the corner and the neighborhood is a glow with lights. I greet family that only see about twice a year and everyone is catching up. In my head, the icing on top the cake to make the perfect Christmas is a layer of white outside my window. I plead every year for this white Christmas but the chance are always so unlikely. Living in New Jersey we usually don’t get snow until January. To get in the holiday spirit I want you to share your favorite thing about Christmas and do you think you are going to have a white Christmas this year.

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

GRANOLA WINNER

Today certinaly started off on the wrong foot I’d have to say. I woke up several times during the night despite going to be at 10:30. Oh well, then during Computer Programming class ( if you were wondering, I was finished with my amazing find the number of letters in a quote program… ok not amazing.) I logged on to katheats and found out I was the winner. I was so happy I screamed ” I won granola! I am a winner.” People got really excited thinking I won the lottery or something and then they found out I won granola. They thought I had a bit too many fruit loops this morning. Meanwhile, I was jumping with joy at winning granola. Yes, my name is Quinn. I don’t think I have posted my name yet. Oh and if you are new and from Katheats.com, welcome. This blog I started last November so it’s pretty new. If you guys have any tips for what I should with my blog I would love to hear it. So look around, my entire uploaded art are on the drawing page. Scroll past the first one, it’s not very good.

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Uncategorized