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Blue Day

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Having one of those blue days where I feel it is only me against the world. Though I realistically know this is not the case, common sense does not change the feeling from being present. I don't want to finish my paper for school, I don't want to exercise, I don't want to clean or do laundry. There is too much to do and not enough time to do it all. In this case I have time, but don't want to do any of it. The good news is tomorrow will be another day and it will all be there waiting for me. Hopefully, I will have more success in my mood selection.

“We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda

  
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SABRIELSWEETIE 10/19/2008 9:13AM

    Thanks for helping me to kick my negativty to the curb!! Your comment really made me smile :D Hopefully your negativity got caught up in the butt-kick-ery and got kicked to the curb too ;)

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PUMPKINFACE73 10/12/2008 7:35PM

    Girl dont be blue...you got this...YOU are a strong, beautiful woman and YOU are a DONE Girl...we are in it to win it girl....here for YOU always...I beleive in YOU just like you are always there to believe in me....I got your back chickie

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WINKERDINK 10/12/2008 7:07PM

    This, too, shall pass. Get a good night's rest and wake up refreshed.

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First 5K - NAMI Walk MN

Friday, September 26, 2008


I am doing my first 5K this weekend.

NAMIWalks for the Mind of America, NAMI's signature walkathon event that is being held in Minneapolis, MN at Minnehaha Park on September 27, 2008.

NAMI is very important to me as they have done great things to assist familes in dealing with mental illness, including my own. I am thankful that my schedule has recently changed allowing me to participate in this event.

If interested in sponsoring me, you can do so at the link provided below.
www.nami.org/namiwalks08/MIN/mhupalo

Have a great active weekend!
www.nami.org/namiwalks08/MIN/mhupal
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MAXFOCUS 9/28/2008 12:19AM

    I hope all went well for your 5K this morning. I was doing one as well - the Memory Walk. It always feels so good to walk as a part of a group of people that are supporting a good cause.

Max

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SUBTRACY08 9/26/2008 4:31PM

    Good luck on your walk! I love races. They are so much fun. :)

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Head to Toe Reward

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Sunday was my day of pampering and for rewarding my new milestone achieved (25 lbs DONE!). The plan was from head to toe with a haircut and a pedometer, but received a little more than I bargained for.
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My normal stylist was off for the day, which should have been a sign for me to wait. However, I chose not to listen and went ahead on a daring mission to get a haircut anyway. I left there with more than a haircut, but a new style and length (not by request), plus a few more gray hairs now visible. I then decided why not go for a color too, and since we have the new hair style let's go a bit darker.... which brings you to the picture above. I'm still adjusting and not sure if I like it or not... feels like too much face right now.
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I do love my pedometer though; just anxious to use it. I've been busy with homework the last two days and have not been able to go walking. BOO! However, ZYONSMOMMY1 encouraged me to just wear it all day long, which I plan to do tomorrow!

  
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MAXFOCUS 9/25/2008 11:09PM

    I like your haircut. It is really cute- show off your beautiful face. Don't be shy. I've got to get my pedometer back out. I did well wearing it for awhile and then lost track of it. Time to get it back on. Thanks for reminding me.

Max



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HEARTBREAKTOWN 9/25/2008 10:22PM

    Haircut looks great! Very pretty!



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FLORIDAFLUTIST 9/24/2008 9:44AM

    I think your hair looks nice. She did take quite a lot off, so it may take a while for you to get used to. Of course, you can always grow it back out, if you like it better the other way.

I got a pedometer last week. It's interesting to see how steps really fluctuate from day-to-day, depending upon what I'm doing.

Congratulations on losing 25 pounds! That's fantastic!
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Shrinking

Thursday, September 18, 2008

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I am shrinking and can feel it - what a wonderful, wonderful feeling! I knew my pants were getting longer and felt like they were getting a bit droopy, so this morning I decided to pull out a smaller pair which have been a tighter fit to wear. WOOHOO! - they fit like pants should! No more suck it in and stand up straight to get them zipped. I feel GREAT! Though I still have a long way to get go to reach my final goal, the progress thus far feels so good. For some time, I had been so dissatisfied with my body; I am happy to see my hard work is paying off with changes occurring and feeling back in control of my destiny! What a way to start out the day! YEAH!!!
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MAXFOCUS 9/19/2008 10:43PM

    Hurray! It is great to read of your progress. How wonderful to fit into those tighter pants. Keep making those healthy choices and soon those pants will be too big for you. Congrats!

Max

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LIVELOVELAUGH- 9/18/2008 12:20PM

    emoticon, incredible shrinking woman!

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FLORIDAFLUTIST 9/18/2008 12:17PM

    That is a great feeling! Don't forget to save one pair of your big pants for later, so you can really see where you came from. When I saw I could fit into some of my smaller pants in the closet, I got the idea to try on some of my bigger ones that I haven't worn since January. It felt so good to be swimming in them! Congratulations on your success!
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GLAMOURGIRL-9 9/18/2008 10:24AM

    Love that feeling! Congrats!!!! emoticon

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Health Scare

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I've been a bit out of touch this past week due to more unexpected stress in my life...

On Tuesday when I awoke, there was a message from my father's employer indicating to contact them right away as I was listed as his emergency contact. The message immediately sent me in to panic and concern. My father is an alcoholic and he has distanced himself from me more and more over the past couple of years. When I reached them, I was informed he had been taken to the hospital by ambulance for what they thought was a heart attack or stroke. I was not exactly sure what to expect when I arrived, but found him awake and with his nose covered in blood. Apparently, he was driving a utility cart at the golf course where he works when something occurred causing him to lose consciousness, stop breathing, and drive into a tree. I am so thankful he was not driving a regular vehicle on the street as he could have easily killed himself or someone else. I am also very thankful he was in an area of the course where someone else saw him, or he could have been out there by himself with no one realizing he needed help. To make a longer story short, they did a variety of tests in the hospital this week to check his head and heart. It was determined, he had a grand mal seizure on Tuesday at the golf course, and a couple smaller seizure episodes later at the hospital. They believe they were as a result of his brain sending signals to feed it more alcohol. He apparently has been consuming a large amount of beer every night. In the end, he was kept in the hospital through yesterday, put on anti-seizure medication, and referred to go through an out-patient treatment program for his alcoholism.

Please keep him in your prayers as he works through these difficult times.

  
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MAXFOCUS 9/19/2008 10:56PM

    I'm saying a prayer for you and your Dad. That is a lot of stress.

Max

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RANDCPECK63 9/17/2008 7:24AM

    I pray for you and your Dad. Just remember God is always there for us. He has helped me so many times. emoticon

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TLOV98 9/14/2008 11:32PM

    I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for your positive messages on my page. Let me return the favor!!! Hang in there...you're doing great! Especially with all the stressors you have going on in your life right now!! emoticon

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PJLMOM 9/14/2008 2:41PM

    Melibug, I pray this will convince him to get help. Your both in my prayers.

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FLORIDAFLUTIST 9/14/2008 7:44AM

    My thoughts are with you and your father. I hope he is able to sober up and make a full recovery. emoticon

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***LISA*** 9/13/2008 9:17PM

    You will both be in my prayers. I truly hope he can get the help he needs.

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SWCURRY 9/13/2008 8:31PM

    I will absolutely keep you both in my prayers. . .what a scare. I hope his out-patient treatment is helpful.

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RSKLCH 9/13/2008 8:15PM

    Sorry to hear about your Dad...I'll pray for him and for you.

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