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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Any guess this is not going to be a happy blog.. seriously.. I just want to growl at people. Let me tell you what happens.

I got my laptop back last night...

so.. it was all emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

than..
my laptop started to dim like I was unplugging even through it was plugged in!

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So, I called Best Buy and talked to them. Turns out they recommended that I bring it it.

After work, I brought it in.. the saleperson was like.. "Well, I don't see a problem but we can run tests." As if I would come back AGAIN for the THIRD time in like TWO months to encounter his lovely company.. *growl*.

So.. I leave it there after this fiasco started to emoticon on my day.. well.. I start that fits the day since it emoticon. Anyhow, that is why I am super stressed because my computer sucks.

On a more emoticon day, if they have to fix it, I will get a new computer that is comparable to it.. and if I don't like it.. I can get store credit and get the one I do want. If that is the case, I am getting a mac.. because I just want the computer to work... and be emoticon again.

With all this stress, I noticed I wanted to go out to eat.. but I CAN'T! Why? Well, I cannot really afford it but also I am on a 100 day challenge and that is part of my challenge.

Instead, I went to the grocery store. And looked for ice cream. I obviously have trained myself to still look at the calories and try to not blow my whole emoticon over it. I did find that Kemps has a yogurt sandwhich which is like 80 calories.. so that went into the cart. Than, I also got strawberry short cake with no cool whip.

I am actually proud of myself because I am actually only like 100 calories over. Not bad... considering I could have ruined the whole day or week! That'd be bad.

I was hoping the blog would help.. and it kinda did. Thanks for listening, guys!

  
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LYNNDAK 4/15/2010 3:40AM

    I love the way you use emoticons in your blogs! It sounds like you pulled yourself out of a bad day so GOOD FOR YOU!

I had a great day myself. I am going to blog about it because it was so much fun. Not doing my taxes from midnight till 2:00 but everything before that was pretty AWESOME!

I hope Thursday isn't so stressful for you. At Best Buy (in Eau Claire) there is a tall african american salesperson. LOVE HIM! He is so knowledgeable I won't even talk to anyone else. If you see him become a stalker until he can help you. You'll be glad you did! (LOL the stalker part!)

Lynnda

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THECRAZYMANGO 4/14/2010 10:14PM

    Oh, okay. I did ask today when I was in Best Buy about the compatibility of it with the schools programs.. like Word and such. I will have to check out my camera. I am sure it is find.

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GOZEKIGRL 4/14/2010 10:11PM

    GET A MAC!!!!
lol i LOVE mac! i'm an avid mac user! MAC ROCKS! =D
seriously, i have a G5 (desktop circa 2004) and i've never had a SINGLE PROBLEM WITH IT. in fact, the only issue is that its not an INTEL mac. which all the new ones are so you won't have a problem.

the only thing about apple is this: they're expensive. they're also really proprietary.

and my only other recommendation is that it IS different than a PC, check your electronics (digital camera etc) to make sure they're compatible. most of them are now, but sometimes electronics come with hardware that isn't mac compatible, or you have to look for special mac drivers (which are free)

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Challenges are blessings as problems!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Many people discover they come up against an obstacle and may call it quits. For me, I have come against a few obstacles but they have only made me stronger.

When I was born, I did not cry or make baby noises. My mom thought she was blessed with a "good" baby. She was.. but in a different way. It turns out that I had a speech problem called Apraxia. Apraxia showed me that I can do anything I put my mind to.

About 20 years later, as I forget that I can do anyting I put my mind to, I was diagnosed with depression. Before I knew it my life seemed to be shambles including being on academic probation for college. Eventually, I cleaned up my act and is slowly getting on the right track.

Throughout I put on a considerable amount of weight - around 100#! Last June, I started losing weight and have not quit yet! Because of that, I have lost 50#... and I am still not ready to quit. Recently, I have decided I want to do a Half Marthon Walk.. and I would not be surprised if in the future I ran Half Marathons.

All of this got me to thinking.

I really can do anything I put my mind to. It is true that I can, "It is the size of one's will which determines success." No one but you holds you back making the sky the limit.

So, even through the obstacles looked like problems in the beginning they were truly just challenges that God knew I could overcome.

I honestly feel blessed to have God, my family and friends in my life.

  
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GOZEKIGRL 4/14/2010 8:18AM

    you absolutely CAN!!
great outlook!

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THECRAZYMANGO 4/14/2010 7:52AM

    Thanks so much! I have always thought of myself to be a diamond in the rough.. yet to be discovered by some! My glad the enthusiasm was inspiring! emoticon

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SHERYLDS 4/14/2010 6:33AM

    You are a diamond in the rough who is meant for wonderful things to come, and you have the will and determination to make them happen. Never let go of that. Your enthusiasm is inspiring.
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PATRICIAANN46 4/13/2010 8:53PM

  Only YOU can do it and your attitude is great!!! emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 4/13/2010 8:02PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Yes you can!!!!

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I..seriously.. cannot wait to go to the East Coast 2012!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

As many of you may know, I went to the East Coast and Boston for Spring Break.. and loved it!!! I went with in mind that in 2012 that I would study my last year there!

As I was researching Walking Half Marathons for this summer.. I ran across like a zillion.. okay.. like five.. that I can do in Boston and Portland, Maine!!!! EEEEK!

Seriously, I am so excited. I am not sure where I will be in a solid year... for all I know I could be running Half Marathons.. but as of right now I could walk them! How exciting would that be! That last year of college would be the best I would ever have.. or close to it!

Here are some that I found (in no special order)!!!!

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk
www.jimmyfund.org/eve/event/boston-m
arathon-jimmy-fund-walk/default.html


Sport Shoe Center Maine Marathon
www.mainemarathon.com/

Portland Marathon
www.portlandmarathon.org/

Seriously, excited!!! More, and more.. I wish I was going next year. At this rate, I don't know if I will be coming back! emoticon

  
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THECRAZYMANGO 4/13/2010 10:12PM

    You betcha!!! I was actually thinking tonight that very few special people actually know how awesome I am! Hehe!

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SHERYLDS 4/13/2010 9:02PM

    You are so cute. I love your enthusiasm. I think all your determination and planning is going to blossom into 3 fantastic years. And when you come out the other end...there's going to be a gorgeous slim dynamite woman running those marathons.

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My 100 Day Challenge

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What?
A personal 100-day challenge to help me focus on changing my bad habit.

Who?
Um, me! (Kinda obvious..hehe!)

When?
From today, April 11th to July 22nd. (Is that 100 days? I hope so!)

Why?
Because I have realized I have several bad habits and know only I can change them.

These bad habits are:
Procrastinating
Eating out several times a week
Being obsessive about weighing myself

My goals for the next 100-days! Eeek!

1) To actively try to not put anything off (within reason) for the next 100 days (This may mean limited use of email, SparkPeople and Facebook AND more time actually doing my hw!)
2) To not eat out for the next 100 days (Oh, boy! That is going to be hard!!!)
3) To only weigh myself every 10 days.. (I'm scared! I guess I will be measuring my inches and how I feel instead these days!)

I CAN and WILL be COMMITTED and DISCIPLINED!

Wish me luck and PLEASE help me keep me on track!!!

(I guess this mean I better quit procrastinating and do my homework, sigh!)

  
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HEIDISO 4/11/2010 10:51PM

    Best of luck! You can do it!

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WISLNDR 4/11/2010 9:36PM

    Best of luck, you have a great plan! I especially like the being obsessive about weighing yourself part; that's the one I'm dealing with right now too!

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P.S. Thanks for the blog comment; running has been my proudest accomplishment!

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BANANNA38 4/11/2010 7:28PM

    Good luck to you... I also am giving myself a number challenge. I'm thinking of my challenge in "days until my birthday." I'm turning the big 4-0 on Dec. 24th. The countdown in on to get healthy before I enter the next decade of my life... I want my 40's to be the healthiest ever. I'm going to print myself a little one-page mini-calendar out to tape on my bathroom mirror. I will give myself a star for each day I am taking good care of myself!

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MEGH0209 4/11/2010 6:26PM

    Good Luck! You can do it. It will be beautiful outside and homework can be done outside.

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BLEVISTEW 4/11/2010 6:25PM

    The best of luck to you on your challenge.

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ZZYYGGY 4/11/2010 6:14PM

    You can do this

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Why Do I Do It?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Seriously.. why do I do it? Why do I sabotage myself?

So for the last couple weeks, I got a little above 210 which makes it so I have not lost 50#. emoticon This past week, I try really hard to get back to 210 as close as I can.. I was doing quite well. Yesterday morning I weight 211.6.

Than.. a friend of mine asked me to go to Grizzlys.. and simply put.. I made bad choices. I should have ordered something light - probably not the Appetizer Sampler.. LOL!

So, this morning I weighed 214. Mine you, I do not believe that I gained 3# overnight. I think some of it is water intention because as we all know appetizers are not the best for you and probably contain tons of sodium..

Seriously, I don't know why I do this. Every week, I get down to 210# than BAM!!! I sabatoge myself. I make the choice to go above 210#. Maybe I am just scared of being under 200#.. I am.. I can admit that.. argh, I need to get a backbone with myself! Hehe!

Anyhow, I didn't get to go for a walk yesterday so I am going to go on a 5 mile walk today before I work from 3-9. Hope everyone has an emoticon day!!!

  
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LYNNDAK 4/12/2010 12:43AM

    Yea that 10oz steak I had at TGI Fridays Friday night didn't help me either. Or the garlic butter mound they put on top of it. Or the fries. But I have been so good otherwise. Saturday I took a long walk - hiking around 3 miles and today I did yardwork all afternoon at my parents house. I've put on muscle weight which could really drag me down when I jump on the scale but at least I know that that is whats going on. I lost 7 pounds my first week and am now jumping between 5-7 pounds. My friend told me I should go to Luther Hospitals oldest building and climb 10 flights of stairs. Oh I wish this was easier!....


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THECRAZYMANGO 4/11/2010 12:39PM

    Yeah, I am a very social girl as well. I think I need to learn to be okay to not eat and just go for the company.. part of me wonders if I am just scared and that is why I keep sabatoging myself..

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HOLLYGIRL101 4/11/2010 12:13PM

    I can relate to this, and read a blog very similar to yours yesterday. My weight loss stagnated through March, and I gained back about 5lbs due partly to a vacation and a few crazy weeks at school and work. April I vowed to get back on the wagon. As of this last Friday I'd taken off the weight I'd gained back and was well on my way to being under 200 my the end of April. Then on Saturday my sister asked me to go out for dinner and drinks with her and some friends. The old me would have been out the door immediately, but the new me wanted to keep my progress going more than I wanted to go out and have a good time. I'm a very social person, so this shift in my priorities is a little annoying to my (skinny) friends, but I needed to start saying no a little more often for me. I've been trying to only do calorie-intense activities (dinner out, drinking) every other weekend, that gives me two weeks in between to clean up the damage and make a little more progress. Good luck!

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