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Nothing to do with weight loss.. just wanting some feedback.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Okay.. here is the thing.. I would like some feedback on something that had little to do with my weight loss. And, you guys are always so supportive..

Here is the thing. I keep hearing A Little Dust on the Bottle by David Lee Murphy or Aaron Tippin. If you are not familar with it, links for the lyrics and the You Tube Video are below!


YouTube Video

I feel like God is giving me a message because I seriously did not hear it for YEARS.. and now I hear it probably at least weekly! But what is the message?!!

I think the message may be that the longer I wait for a romantic relationship, the better it will be. Another intrepretation I have played with is that I need to patient with this guy that I have been hanging out with and not rush it with him because the longer I wait, the better it will be.

What do you think it is about? What do you think the possible message is? Any other intrepretations?

I am open to any feedback because it is driving me CRAZY!

You see today after I got done hanging out with this guy and I was chilling out with myself. I was thinking along the lines of way down the future.. like past marriage.. where it does not really pertain. And, guess what? This song comes on! Seriously..

Your thoughts are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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LYNNDAK 4/18/2010 1:24AM

    I have had the same things happen to me with a certain song called "The Living Years" by Mike & The Mechanics. First song I heard when my Grandma died and it helped me so much. I heard it every day for a year it seemed. So, yes I do believe if our hearts are open we are given signs or messages to help us sort things out.

As far as guys are concerned - I certainly could not give you an opinion on your guy - but in my experience if he is not on his knees thanking god you are in his life and his life is not complete without you by his side then I would keep looking. Do not settle for anything. When it comes to love and marriage take it all.

So, good luck. Interesting question!


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LOVE_2_LAUGH 4/17/2010 8:15PM

    I've heard the song and like it. I think it's referring to the fact that we get better with age. As we mature and grow we learn more about ourselves and what we want and what we have to give. Not sure what to tell you about the current guy you're with, but I do believe that God puts people in our lives for a reason. Whether, in this case, it's to realize that you need to be patient with him, or learn and move on -- only you can decide. Good luck!

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Pleasantly Surprised!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Today, I was really crabby..especially at the end. I am not going to spread the crabbiness to you.. but let's just say it has some to do with the dang laptop. Anyhow, I just wanted to say that I tried on a friend's new swimsuit and it FIT! I did not think it was going to but it DID! I may change my rewards for the 100 day challenge for only weighing in every ten days to the swimsuit to be first rather than a new bra. I really want to go swimsuit shopping now. Seriously, it was so slimming.. it was great!

Tomorrow is a new day, thank goodness! :-)

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GOZEKIGRL 4/17/2010 5:46PM

    yay for new swim suits!!!!!!

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THECRAZYMANGO 4/17/2010 8:17AM

    Thanks... you always make me smile! :-) They are actually both rewards for my 100 day challenge - it just a matter of what I want right now and kinda need. As long as I get to Tuesday, I get a reward.. I am thinking a swimsuit... but a bra seems like I need more. On the other hand, if I wait a little longer on the bra than maybe I won't have to buy a new one for a while! :-)

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SHERYLDS 4/17/2010 8:00AM

    With all the effort you're putting into this, you may need both. Go for it, Beautiful! The World is your's to conquer.

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Walked Seven Miles, Ran .5 Mile of It! :-)

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 emoticon in before working at noon. I was all excited until I saw it was foggy. emoticon. 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 emoticon. I was able to watch Lake Superior shore which was really relaxing. After work, it seemed to have warmed up and it was emoticon. So, I decided to go for another but on the Wisconsin side. emoticon Towards the end, I decided to emoticon 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 emoticon nevertheless.. I haven't ran for that kind of distance probably since Febraury. It was so emoticon today! I am really proud of myself that I walked a total of 7 miles today and ran .5 mile of it!!!! emoticon 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:


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SHERYLDS 4/16/2010 8:52AM

    Good going. Enjoy the adrenaline of knowing you're taking excellent care of yourself and transforming a whole new you. You Rock! Go For It!

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LYNNDAK 4/16/2010 2:14AM

    That is wonderful! And in one of my favorite places in the whole world. You are so lucky to be able to walk AND run in such a beautiful area. GOOD JOB!!! You have a lot to be proud of!!!

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THECRAZYMANGO 4/15/2010 10:20PM

    Thanks.. I actually walked another two miles.. so I am up to 9 miles. Lately, I have been trying to tire my body out. Seriously, even through my feet and hamstrings are a little tired, I feel like I could still walk. LOL!

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SNOWFILLY 4/15/2010 9:45PM

    WOW!!! You are emoticon!!! You should be very proud of yourself, cause I sure am proud of you!!! Way to go!!!

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DARCEYOH 4/15/2010 7:46PM

    7 miles! WOOOOO! good going!

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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

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!)


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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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