Thursday, April 15, 2010
This morning I SPRUNG out of bed at 8 am. Now that is just amazing all by itself, haha! I sprung out of bed because I wanted to make sure to get a in before working at noon. I was all excited until I saw it was foggy. . I was kinda disappointed since the forcast that it was supposed to be beautiful! I went to the Rose Garden/Boardwalk in Duluth, Minnesota. It still beautiful with no . I was able to watch Lake Superior shore which was really relaxing. After work, it seemed to have warmed up and it was . So, I decided to go for another but on the Wisconsin side. Towards the end, I decided to Later, I tracked it and it ends up I ran a solid half mile at the same speed. I did not plan doing this but it was nevertheless.. I haven't ran for that kind of distance probably since Febraury. It was so today! I am really proud of myself that I walked a total of 7 miles today and ran .5 mile of it!!!! Also, I get my laptop back tonight.. I guess they say nothing is wrong with it. Whatever.. I'll deal with the fading in and out.
All in all, I would deem today:
A GREAT Day!
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
my laptop started to dim like I was unplugging even through it was plugged in!
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 on my day.. well.. I start that fits the day since it . Anyhow, that is why I am super stressed because my computer sucks.
On a more 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 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 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!
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.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
A personal 100-day challenge to help me focus on changing my bad habit.
Um, me! (Kinda obvious..hehe!)
From today, April 11th to July 22nd. (Is that 100 days? I hope so!)
Because I have realized I have several bad habits and know only I can change them.
These bad habits are:
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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