Wednesday, June 29, 2011

all day long. {ne-yo}

3.6 mile run around lindon.
stationary bike. 1 hour. 15 miles.


yogurt parfait. approx. 137 calories.
nectarine. approx. 62 calories.


turkey sandwich. approx. 76 calories.
diced watermelon. approx. 23 calories.


1 yogurt covered pretzel.
a couple chocolate chips.
ice cream.

i think today was better.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

its savage time. {savage family.}

today is the one and only savage day.
it is the day we celebrate our family.
we wake up at 6:28 am because that is savage time.
(6 kids + 2 parents = 8 people).
we do a little cheer. and then the fun begins.
each year we do something different.
this year we went to breakfast at kneaders at 7:00 am.
we came home and crashed until 10:00 am.
we went shopping for our europe trip.
and then we went to the movie 17 miracles.
seriously such a good movie.
we then ate frozen yogurt/ice cream at farr's fresh.
followed by a barbeque and swimming in the pool.

as you read this i know what you are thinking.
"brooke. that is not very healthy."
your right. and i got way off track already. not a good start.
let me tell you what i ate. 
yogurt parfait at kneaders

farr's fresh frozen yogurt. i had dole pineapple, strawberry, original tart, and vanilla.
my mix in's consisted of... 
3 cheesecake bites. 5 brownie bites. 5 cookie dough bites. and a little bit of crushed butterfinger bar. 
let me tell you each "bite" was the size of a single milk chocolate m&m.

hamburger. with only a bottom bun. ketchup. mustard. pickles. tomato. lettuce.
way too many chips.

i sadly did eat some popcorn at the movie.
it didn't even taste that good but it was in my face.
i know i'm mad about it too.
1 monkey square. recipe found here.
seriously to die for. 
i would suggest not trying them because then you too will become addicted.

ok ok i know today was AWFUL.
and i didn't workout. but its savage day.
just you wait. the rest of the week i am going to kill it even harder.

Monday, June 27, 2011

hips don't lie. {shakira.}

i have 2 weeks until europe.
this means we have 2 weeks until the biggest loser savage style is over. 
i right now am in the lead. can i hear a woot woot?? 
but this past week instead of losing weight i gained a pound L 
these past two weeks i have eaten horribly and i have only worked out like 4 times. 
if you know me i usually won’t go to bed until i have worked out at least an hour and a half. 
its kinda a problem. 
this week i am taking on a challenge.
is going to be “healthy” week. a.k.a get back on track week.  
2 weeks ago was strawberry days. each night i ate a strawberrys and cream for dinner with a diet pepsi. 
this past week i ate even worse. and i hardly worked out. 
so to stay on track i am going to upload everything i eat and what i do to work out. 
sorry if you find this boring but i am in it to win it. 
so let’s start with what i have done today.

5.6 mile run at 7:50 am.
from my house. up 400 east. down murdock. past pg high. down locust. up the stake center road. back to 400 east. and back home.
i don't know how but i am pretty sure it is up hill there and back. with one major down hill. killer.
then i got the joy of caddying for my lil' bro golf tournament. walking 9 holes in the blistering sun. 
now that is a workout.
cute cousins with no front teeth! the lucky ducks were in the same golf group!

so i can't eat before i workout and i had to drive to west bountiful for the golf tournament so i had to eat something on the way.
90 calorie fiber one bar. with propel zero water.
i then had water on the course. holy cow it was roasting and i thought i was going to die.
after i was so tired and i had to drive a hour back home so i rewarded myself with a lovely diet coke.
yum! yum!
so far i had done great. but its always when i get home from a long day when i binge.
well this day was a little better.

we had yummy chicken roll ups. they were a chicken mixture thing wrapped in a croissant roll. with a cream sauce.
probably not the most healthy. but that is what we had as a family.
really its all about portion control.

snacks through out the day.
1/2 brownie
parts of a cinnamon roll.
water. water. water.

ok ok i know what you are thinking. those are NOT healthy.
your right. but if you deprive yourself of treats then you will binge. no question.
so i allow myself to have small segments of these sweets.
therefore i am still getting my sweet fix.
but without eating the whole pan.
so yes i probably will have some sort of sweet everyday.
it keeps me going. but there is one major important thing to note.
that is i eat 1 sweet. not 5.
its called self control.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

there she is... miss america. {johnny desmond.}

there is one thing i look forward to each and every year.
its something that if you knew me. you could guess it without any hints.
its the miss utah pageant.
each year for about the past 8 years my mom, sisters, and i go to watch.
some years we know girls in it. others we don't.
some years we go for only the final night. others we go all 4 nights.
this year was one of those years we got tickets only for saturday night. the final night.

wednesday i was busy blog stalking when i got a text message
now i won't lie but a don't ever really get exciting text messages.
i open my phone and see it was a text from lea wride.
i was confused. 
i knew there was nothing we as a royalty had to attend.
so i open it just expecting it to be a random text for all the royalty
to my surprise it said "brooke we have a extra ticket for miss utah tonight!"
umm excuse me??
you have a what?????????
i was now doing a happy dance.
screaming noises of joy.
and well making my entire family concerned about what just happened.
i of course accepted. i mean how could i not??
1st night of competition for mady. she had onstage question which she nailed. and evening wear which she rocked.
thursday i was up playing with my cousins in heber.
we were swinging on the swings at a park.
when i get a text message from lea. again.
my heart skipped a beat when i read this.
"we have another ticket want to come again?"
umm hello. happy dance with some screams of joy at the park.
pretty much 2nd best day ever.
what i found out when i went to their house is this.
tewa (lea's mom) called another director to see if they had an extra ticket.
they did. tewa asked to have it. so i could come again.
wow. pretty much the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me.
she went out of her way to find a way that i could go another night to miss utah.
i think i have fallen in love with this family.
2nd night at miss utah. mady ROCKED her talent.
well on friday emry (lea's little sister) came back from girls camp.
she got the extra ticket. definitely how it should be.
but don't worry i had lea keep me updated on the pageant.
it was just as good as being there.

saturday was the night with the sisters and mom.
we got all dolled up (i forgot to take a picture.)
we arrived early and enjoyed the atmosphere of pageants.
as the top 10 was announced i was surprised who got in.
between whale girl. hairography. and girls i didn't even remember.
there were some that i had picked out.
after the talent portion of competition my mom picked the winner.
she knew just like that. i was impressed.
miss uvu danica olsen is the new miss utah.
find out more about her here.
well utah was graced with the presence of miss america.
umm hello can i say amazing?
that never happens. she is gorgeous and so talented.
she sang God Bless America. she did so well that we thought that is what she won with.
ha funny that my 10 year old sister remembered she played the piano. 
still she was simply amazing. probably the best miss america ever.
sad that another year has come and gone.
don't worry. i am counting down the days until next year.
Miss America Teresa Scanlan with Sharlene Wells Hawkes. Miss Utah 1985 who won Miss America

fun fact: sharlene hawkes won miss america by playing the harp and singing!

so gorgeous.

singing God Bless America.

Monday, June 20, 2011

if today was your last day. {nickelback.}

grand parade. 

mayor's choice award.

no ride home.

so we rode the float.

honking and pictures followed.

along with dis is america.
we then had a queens tea.

we ate kneaders.
and conversed with other royalties.
orem royalty

we took a plethora of pictures.
1st attendants.
then we crashed until the rodeo.

im a little bit country. {donny and marie.}

we drove in the back of a truck.
black dresses night 1.

evening gowns night 2.

pink cocktail dresses night 3.

parade dresses night 4.

we were presented in front of a lot of people.
names announced.
smiles shared.
and a wave here or there.

did i mention we sang the national anthem the 3rd night of the rodeo.

after about 10 min trying to find our note we practiced with. we found it.
we sounded great.
oh i had something in my eye while we were singing and well i didn’t want to get it out why we were singing so i had tears streaming down my face.  
oh and when we all did a slight pause (it was practiced) the horse in front of us started to pee. i about lost it. and if anyone would have cracked i would have been done for.
a laughing attack would have happened. and if you have been around me when that happens you know i can’t stop.

i then watched my first rodeo. which turned into my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
lea. mikaela. and i decided its animal cruelty.
our curiosity was sparked as we tried to figure out how the horses and bulls buck.
don’t worry we figured it out.
whatever cowboy had the idea to first try is sick minded.

the show goes on. {lupe fiasco.}

huck finn days.

i am artistically challenged. especially when it comes to face painting. i secretly think it should be one part of competition in miss pg so they don't get anyone bad like me. but at the same time i am grateful it isn't or i would never have a chance.

i painted faces for 3 hours straight.
4 hours later it was a pie eating contest.
my mom told me not to let her down.
i ate my fastest. but eliza came out with the victory.

i think she inhaled it. literally.
i had the back of my pie crust left.
the video is hilarious and if i get a copy i will post it.

although i didn't win. apparently lea and i were the most attractive in the attempt.
we graced our presence into everyone in utah county's home by being on the front cover of the daily herald.
that is what i call winning.

be our guest. {beauty and the beast.}

we wanted to make girls feel how we feel.
we held a princess party where we treated them like the princesses.
we gave them crowns. they wore pretty dresses. and we painted their nails.

they learned to walk like a princess. and we fed them lunch.
each girl in the royalty performed a talent.
obviously i played the harp. beauty and the beast to be exact. 

and i got asked if i live in disneyland.
wanna read an article in the herald about it? find it here.

baby. baby. baby. ohhhh. {the biebs.}

i never knew how many cute babies there were in the world until i had to judge them.
i had to decide between cute and HOLY COW SHE/HE IS CCCCUUUTTTEEE.
its harder then you think. i think we did well. you decide.


when i look at you. {miley cyrus.}

concert in the park.
Featuring the band “no limits.”
Free strawberries and cream.
Signing more pictures of my own face then I thought possible.
Being a role model for hundreds of little girls.

i continue to learn from each experience with being miss pg 1st attendant.
even though it was a concert, i had a light bulb go off.
i realized how important it is for me to make good decisions. now and forever.
hundreds of little girls and boys look up to us.
can you imagine what a disappointment we would be to everyone if one of us messed up?
can you imagine the look on a little girls face knowing her “idols” were not perfect.
and all of the sudden she didn’t want to be like them anymore?
maybe this is what we needed. pressure to want to be good. to know that we will let more than ourselves and our parents down if we don’t stand up for our beliefs.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

one short day. {wicked.}

 one day i went to SLC with my mom. 

my 6 new friends. 

their moms. 

and our directors.

on this day we were on t.v.

we visited the most beautiful place on earth. 

we met with an amazing man in an amazing room.

we took one too many pictures.

and we ate the garden.