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Focusing on the good... :-)

Saturday, May 01, 2010

In the last few days, I feel I have been complaining alot so today.. I am writing what is going right in my life..

In no particular order.

1. Went on a shopping spree... and found size 16 pants that make me feel sexy. (Watch for this blog.)

2. Limited depression symptoms (Do I hear no more counseling sessions?)

3. Shock and awe. (When I tell people how much weight I have lost.)

4. My family.

5. SparkFamily (SparkFriends and SparkPeople) emoticon

6. Seeing a close old college friend at Wal-Mart very randomly

7. Getting my tax refund check

8. Money from working on Saturdays

9. Work (more money! When I have money, I am not stressed.. so emoticon for money, lol)

10. Being told I am a "good gal" from my ex-boyfriend/friend

11. Getting paid to go to college "camp" for a week in August

12. My Weekend of Welcome Leader position with First Year Experience (basically an Orientation Leader for Freshmen or Transfer students)

13. Getting the position Vice President of Social Programming for Residence Hall Association

14. Being within my calories so far today

15. God (I did say this was out of order, right?)

16. Cleaning out of my dresser to make room for new, better fitting clothes

17. School ending in two weeks

18. Summer starting.. emoticon

19. Having determination.. to better myself. Weight loss and counseling has completely changed my me and life!

20. Most recently, loss 3#!

21. Could break into the 190s by June... emoticon

22. A guy I know.. a true friendship.. a super nice guy.. it seems just right.

23. Money for food and clean water . (Seriously, think of all the people that live in poor countries..)

24. The gifts god gave me.. (love, trust, leader, listener...)

25. Being born in the USA. emoticon

What are some good things in your life?

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MYSHARONA6 5/1/2010 10:12PM

    It's nice to list all the good things in one's life. Puts it all in truly lucky and blessed we are. You are a lucky girl....and hardworking. I especially like number 1. It is good to go down to the smaller size; it was all your hard work. emoticon emoticon emoticon Sharon

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SHERYLDS 5/1/2010 7:04PM

    I'm grateful for making a new friend on Spark who has a fantastic attitude and a terrific personality. Her name is Savannah. And she rocks !!!
I like your number 16 blessing. Good work emoticon

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Confessions.. and an addendum to my challenge!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

I have a confession... I am confessing for three reasons: (1) it keeps me accountable (2) I need to get on back on track (3) I feel like I am misleading you all emoticon

So what is so terrible? Let me tell you..

I am doing the 100 day challenge.. and in the last week, I have cheated alot. I have gone out to eat. It has been mainly to Subway.. actually, I think that is the only place. So, that's good. Subway is easy because it is cheap and easy to count my calories with. emoticon

How did it all start? Well, things were going great.. until a friend is like do you want to go to Subway. The first week I did really well and didn't go. But, than this week, I was like, "Oh, one time won't hurt." WRONG! After that, I ate at Subway, I think 3 more times.. including today.

Oh.. I have another confession. I went to Cold Fusion... after not going for weeks.. WEEKS! It was nice to see people and I went because I felt lonely, down and they are always happy there. I try to not go there because I tend to go over my calories.. I don't think I did. I had some cookies and gummy worms that I did not track yesterday.. (like I said, it was a bad day).

For the next 10-day sections, I think I am going to have an addendum in where I can only go to eat at Subway and no where else. In addition to this, I can go out to eat but only 3 times. Each time will be like a strike.. three strikes I am out! I am going to consider Cold Fusion as strike one.

So, there you have it.. my confession.

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SHERYLDS 5/1/2010 7:00PM

    For penance I want you to walk an extra 2 miles every time you transgress.

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A day to cuddle.. if only.

Friday, April 30, 2010

I hate crabby days.. but I guess we gotta have them or we wouldn't appreciate days that aren't crabby, right?

Nothing.. particular.. really happened either! *sigh*

I guess I am having one of those days.. where I just want to stay home.. cuddle with my boyfriend.

Oh wait..

I don't have one of those..

Anyhow, it is where I just want someone to give me a hug and never let go. And, I don't mean just anyone.. but someone that cares about me and I feel like I have a connection to..

By the way, you guys are the greatest! If I could only have 1% of this in person. Today, when I was reading comments from my blog, I almost started crying..


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ARTGIRLJENN 4/30/2010 4:46PM

    Awww...I'm so sorry you are feeling down emoticon

here's a few more cyber hugs for you emoticon emoticon emoticon

Wishing you the BRIGHTEST of days ahead emoticon

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BAILEYS7OF9 4/30/2010 4:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Have to be cyber ones... hang in there, it'll get better.

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Updates.. with some frustration vented!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Honestly, I am kinda annoyed.. with a few things this morning and it not even 8:30 am!!! Oh, dear!

1) This morning I weighed in at 206.8.

Now this is good and bad. From last week's weigh in (209.6), I lost 3# in 10 days weighing in at 206.8. That is great.. but I did more exercise minutes, weight trained more and did not go over my calories.. I was really hoping for 4#. Mind you, I know I didn't have a BM this morning so I probably did lose 4#.. sorry if that was TMI.

On the positive side, for the month of May, I have three 10-day periods in it where I weigh myself. I am thinking, if I can stick with the 3-4# loss for each 10-day period, I can break into the 190s and leave the 200s behind forever!

Wait for it...


Seriously, how exciting would that be?!!

2) This morning I went to the RHA meeting. It wasn't that bad. I mean it could have been way worse. I didn't have anyone to talk to. On the other, it was 7 am in the morning and well, I am not very talkative when it is that early! Seriously, I don't even get up this early for my classes.. haha!

At the meeting, there was a guy there that has shown in the past that he seems to like me.. but he doesn't do anything. I do not get him! In a quick summary, he stared at me in class for one semester, we went on a trip (the one to Boston/East Coast), and now we are on the RHA Board.. and he never talks to me. *sigh*

Anyhow, today he looked at me.. made eye contact.. I waited for him to say something.. and he talks to the person next to me. W.T.H! I do not get it. If someone does.. PLEASE explain it to me.

On the same lines, I feel for those girls that were the popular girls in HS. I used to be envious of them .. but it kinda sucks to know someone likes you but never talks to you and takes ANY opportunity to get to know you. It's weird because we are alot alike and we could be something great.. but not if no one talks to me.

Anyhow with those two things, it kinda made me annoyed..

For the rest of the day, I will be sitting on a panel for HS students to ask me about college, break, awards ceremony, watch a friend's presentation, work than shopping! I am hoping shopping goes well, and won't be one of those days where everything doesn't fit right.. haha!

I hope you guys morning is going better than mine!

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LYNNDAK 5/1/2010 2:39AM

    Just reading your blogs on SP the past month or so you seem like the type of person that talks to EVERYONE - very friendly. I think you're going to have to be the first one to start a conversation. He's probably thinking, "she talks to everyone but me." Good luck with him.

Congrats on the 3 pounds! You're doing everything right!

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SHERYLDS 4/30/2010 12:23PM

    Just use the experience to practice casual flirting (nothing romantic...just fun loving). If he warms up a little more, great; if he still stops short, so what, you still had fun. Just remember, you are a work in progress and the better you look, the more doors will open for you on all fronts.
You are special and you deserve someone special too.

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MYSHARONA6 4/30/2010 11:01AM

    Okay...he doesn't talk to you talk to him? Make it a point of saying "HI". Walk out the meeting with him if you can. Ask him if you didn't have a class together....? Of coarse, you did, but play dumb....ask about his schedule...what is he taking....any classes he really like. YOU have to talk to him. He may be shy, too. If he is not interested or interesting, so be it...but try.

Congrats on the 3 pounds. Measure out three pounds of something and walk around and feel so proud of your amazing accomplishment. It just takes time....You are fabulous! Don't forget it~~~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LADYJ6942 4/30/2010 10:06AM

    What a day, good luck.

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Today turned out.. good? interesting?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

What an odd day which turns out to be pretty... good.

I planned to get up really early (for me) at 8 am.. (rise and shine emoticon) but than when my alarm went off, I thought, "It is probably emoticon and icky out." and decided to sleep in until 9:30 am. Yes, kinda lazy today.

So, anyways, I took the long way to campus meaning instead of having half a mile walk, I emoticona little under three miles to get there. On the way there, I called my parents and my mom told me that my check came in. emoticon

I got to work and now I don't feel good. I knew it was because I haven't ate enough. I get light headed, nauseaus, and a headache, sometimes when I need to eat instead of my stomach growling. So.. I had no money with me and forgot to bring emoticon. Someone had an extra slim fast so I had that. Let me tell you I found it emoticon (disgusting) but it was calories which is what I needed.

After work, I went on the emoticon than I lifted emoticon. When I got back to the locker room, my muscles were trembling. This has happened once before.. and apparently I exhausted my muscles. Do you think this is a good or bad thing? Did I have a good weight lifting work out?

Than, as I was waiting around to go to work again, I was playing on the emoticon which consisted of bouncing between Sparkpeople, Facebook, and my email..

I got an email saying I won the VP Social Programming position at the Residence Hall Association on campus. I was kinda surprised.. because I did not really think I was going to get it. Let me explain.

Last night I was working the front desk in where people come and vote. There was a person I knew in the VP Social Programming position and the VP Public Relations in which he was the only to vote for. I figured he couldn't hold both positions. So, when people came to vote and mentioned they didn't know anyone, I told them they could write me in for the VP Social Programming since they knew me.

I thought it would be fun and a great way to meet people. It was a spur of the moment thing. I didn't really think I would get it because I would be getting maybe 15 votes to his 300-some votes. It is kind of a no-brainer, I thought. emoticon If I got it, I got it...but I got it now.. so now what do I do?

I, of course, accepted.. but now I am nervous about it - what did I do? There is a meeting tomorrow morning at 7 am (no more sleeping in for me, I guess) that is highly encouraged.. than the week after that is when I think my position starts because that meeting is mandotary. Eek! emoticon

I find it ironic that next year, I will be all about Residence Life, and being part of campus. I will be carrying 16 credits emoticon, working a PT job, being a Week of Welcome Team Leader (Freshman Orientation Leader) at the beginning of the school year, and being the VP of Social Programming for RHA for the full year. emoticon emoticon emoticon

(Sorry for the longer blog.. but I sure an odd day, as I mentioned before!)

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I almost forgot!!!

Tomorrow is my weigh in.. and I am a bit nervous about that, too. At this point, you would think I am a Nervous Nelly, lol! I think it will be good and should have lost 4# (the same amount as last time).

I have burned about the same amount of calories, and went out to eat the same about times (but with less calories). [Yes, I know I am not supposed to be going out to eat. I figure I can have 3 strikes or you are out.. kind of thing.] I have weight trained three times versus just two times last time.

In addition to that, people have been commenting about my weight and asking if I lost. emoticonIt is hard to answer if you have lost weight when you only weigh yourself every 10 days.. emoticon. I just assumed I have.. considering I am fitting into size 16 and 18 pants which wasn't happening a few weeks ago... but in my head, I was like: "Um, I guess so."

My reward for this weigh in, no matter the weight, is that I get a pair of new jeans size 16, hopefully! At the same time, I don't want to buy some expensive pair just for them to not fit in 3-4 weeks. emoticon

So.. I think I am going to have a scavendor hunt on Saturday if my friends don't go shopping on Friday with me. With this scavendor hunt, I am going to go to Goodwill and Plato's Closet.. and if I don't find something that I absolutely fall in emoticon with than I think I will adventure over to Old Navy and find something in their clearance rack. I have had to tell myself NO! like 3 times this week .. and to wait until Friday to get them.

Guess what?!!! Tomorrow IS Friday! emoticon

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MYSHARONA6 4/29/2010 7:36PM

    Your day was full of surprises but turned out great. Keep a few bucks in your pocket for food, next time. Better yet, remember your stuff....I can't stand to be hungry....grrrrr. Good luck with the weigh in, too. emoticon

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FIDGIEGIRL 4/29/2010 7:24PM

    Sounds like a great day! emoticon

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