Bringing You Cara Sue....
you can’t calm the storm … so stop trying. what you can do is calm yourself. the storm will pass.

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note to self - remember to breathe. 

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curtncurly:

julie-sparkles:


hello small feathered things i am a baby elephant it is nice to meet you may we shake noses?

This put the biggest, cheesiest smile on my face. I want to frame it and hang it up in my house, caption and all.

Stop it. 
Stop it right now. 

Yep this.  Night made

curtncurly:

julie-sparkles:

hello small feathered things i am a baby elephant it is nice to meet you may we shake noses?

This put the biggest, cheesiest smile on my face. I want to frame it and hang it up in my house, caption and all.

Stop it. 

Stop it right now. 

Yep this. Night made

surisburnbook:

Who is this quote-unquote “bestie” and why can’t I collage with Kiernan Shipka at midnight?

I’ve never been more jealous of another person in my entire life.

I have never been so jealous of a 13 year old’s outfit.  Particularly the shoes.  

Chicago and a Goal - The Full Run Down

This time next week I will be in Chicago getting ready for a cubs game!   I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning the anticipation is killing me.   It also meant a check in and a full run down with the trainer this AM.   And as of today I have hit my mini weight loss goal I set for myself to meet before this trip!  I am down five pounds and lost an inch on the waist.   Now I just have to keep it up until I sit myself on the pane next week. 

Here is the full run down on the stats:

Measurement Dates  6/19 – 7/19 – 8/23

Neck:  12.75” /  12.25” / 12.25”

Arm: 12”  /  11.5” / 11”

Waist:  33” /  32” / 31”

Hips: 39”  /  38.5” /  38”

Thigh: 22”  /  21.5” / 21”

Calf: 14.5”  / 14 / 14”

Body Fat% 28.1%  / 26.4% / 24.3%

Weight 146  /  143 / 138

 

And now I need to come up with my next mini goal. Any ideas on realistic yet challenging options?  

 

Does someone want to get me one?  Pretty, pretty please?

Does someone want to get me one? Pretty, pretty please?

Accountability Session

The last few weeks have been OK in working on my pre-vacation get your ass in gear goal.   I haven’t been amazing at eating or working out lately but I have had more good days then bad and that my friends I will consider a success.    I did resort to two fun size snickers bars this afternoon….I was in meetings for 3 hours straight over the lunch hour and I am starving.  Hi my name is Cara and I get hangry. 

The trainer is doing the full run down on my measurements next week but in the meantime here are the dirty deets on the dreaded weight. 

Starting Weight – 146

Previous Weigh In – 141

Today’s Weight – 139        

Riddle Me This?

The application for the Nursing Program at my school is due in five months.  Scary!   It is a very competitive program, they accept 64 students a year and about 250 apply.  I planned to make an appointment with my adviser to discuss my current resume and efforts and see if she had any suggestions for things I should be adding to it over these next crucial months.    But when I called to make the appointment and explained the situation, they said they wouldn’t allow it because it would provide an unfair advantage?  

What the hell?   I actually responded with “An unfair advantage because a student takes the initiative to talk to an assigned adviser?”    When I asked if there was anyone else at the University I could just be advised by academically she could not produce a response.   I am flabbergasted and disappointed.  Last time I checked I am a paying customer!  

The lack of respect for customers (aka students) in the world of higher education is something that has always bothered me.   I get it we are students…but we are paying, a decent amount of money I might add, to be taught.  I can’t help but wonder if there is a better alternative and it really makes me question if I want to give any more money to this institution.  

I want to write a strongly worded letter about my feelings on the matter but I will refrain so I don’t have my name blacklisted from the University of Utah College of Nursing for time and all eternity. 

I may be a little late to this game but I can’t stop reading!  I went through all the posts today when I should be finishing up a deck for a presentation tomorrow.   I am just so curious to see what happens.  

In other news other people are so much cooler than me.