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I want OUT now!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

So this is definitely going to be a rant! I am so frustrated right now. I really just want to scream and cry at the same time!

I live in the dorms and today a refrigerator that is kept in the kitchen that I rent went OUT. Usually this probably wouldn't be such a big deal because I usually store things like yogurt and such. But, this time there were like $20 of meat! I CANNOT afford this.

I don't want to deal with this right now. I don't want to live here anymore where I eat out of two mini refrigerators. And no I cannot move the meat to the other refrigerator because I already have food in that one. Probably doesn't help that I just went grocery shopping today.

I really don't want to be live here anymore. People are pigs.. leaving their mess. Your mother does not live here! Besides living with a bunch of pigs, they are rude and noisy. I just want to live in a normal apartment where I can come home and not have to walk all the way down the hall, past 20 ppl's rooms, to get to the darn bathroom or for that fact, to the kitchen. I want OUT! But I don't graduate for another TWO years.

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PATRICIAANN46 6/21/2010 11:33AM

  It DOES help to get it all out of your system. Sounds like you have already answered your own questions.........when you come back from your time away, you can decide if an apartment is for you. Hang in there. emoticon

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THECRAZYMANGO 6/20/2010 3:45PM

    Thanks! I am feeling better now. It helped to vent it out.

The rational part of my mind knows I cannot move out because I am going to the National Student Exchange (NSE). NSE is basically where I study a year away at another college in the US. Otherwise, I would have gotten an apartment but it doesn't make sense to move in, get all arranged, move out, than probably move back here in a year. Does that make sense?

Thanks for the advice though. I know when I was thinking about moving into an apartment people that work at the college had places for me almost instantly. Gotta love them!

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BAILEYS7OF9 6/20/2010 3:27PM

    emoticonsorry!! Perhaps you can look for rooms to rent or rooms where they'll give you a discount if you do things around the house?

Check local churches, they might have someone that is willing to do this. Couldn't hurt!

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Updates on 30 Day Shred, Computer, and being MIA! :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Today, I woke up sore in my arms, abs, thighs and buttocks. I think this means it is working, right? I did Day Two today. It was a bit tough to get through but I did it! emoticon I already feel sore in my arms. I can't wait for tomorrow.. not, lol. In a bit I will be going for a 3 mile walk with a friend.

After the 3 mile walk, I will be going to Best Buy/Geek Squad to hand them my computer.. just fix it already! It is still overheating. *sigh* I swear if they tell me nothing is wrong I may just throw it on the throw and scream about how much piece of.. um.. I think you get the picture. Hopefully, they will be able to fix it. It will be only the third time after the screen, motherboards and 3 power cords were replaced!

Than, after the screaming at Best Buy/Geed Squad, I will be driving about 3 hours to my sisters which I will be staying for the week. I am watching her kids for the week and getting paid for it. I basically the nanny for the week. In another words, I will be MIA for the week but no worries, I will be back! Than another summer class (Creative Writing) starts on Monday!

Hope everyone has an awesome week. Keep sparkin' and keep movin' it!

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LYNNDAK 6/14/2010 12:22PM

    I started microbiology and medical terminology last week at CVTC. Ugh!

But I wanted to tell you that you inspired me. I had never heard of J Michaels 30 Day Shred until you blogged about it. I checked the group page and read everything and went and bought the DVD and hand weights yesterday. So, I won't know until after I try it if I should thank you or shun you! LOL. Just kidding. I am doing this for me and it sounds like a great way to get in shape!!

Thanks for the inspiration.


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SHERYLDS 6/13/2010 1:51PM

    Have fun....I know they will

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THECRAZYMANGO 6/13/2010 1:13PM

    I'm thinking of bringing my jump rope and go for walks. I sure hope it works, lol!

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PATRICIAANN46 6/13/2010 1:12PM

  That should be a week of lots of opportunities for exercise with the kids. I hope you enjoy it. emoticon

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30 Day Shred: Day One of Level One

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Today, I weighed in at 200.4! Eek! How exciting! I think this is because I haven't done my typical exercise of walking but broke out the workout videos. Basically, I just have to lose something, anything at my sisters this week when I am gone all week.. I should be able to do this as long as I stay on track and do some kind of exercise. With two boys, one 10 years old and one 18 months, I should be doing alot of running around. Haha. Also, I am hoping to do a few walks during the week!

Last night I decided I wanted to experience the 30 Day Shred for myself. It seems like alot of people are talking about it and I want to know what it's all about. The cover says lose up to 20# in 30 days. I am not really expecting that but I hope to do 10# and 5" in 30 days. Considering I can lose 6-8# during a typical month, I don't think I am really reaching that far.

So, I looked at some message boards about it. Took measurements which I learned that I lost .50-1" in most areas (see exact numbers under "About Me" section.) Joined the team for the 30 Day Shred. And today, I brought it and tried it out.

I am not gonna lie. I struggled. It was hard. It got me sweating. But I think it will be a good challenge for me. Also, a nice change of pace. I am going to do it again tomorrow before I leave for a week. Than, I will have to break but I hope to do it on average 6 days a week when I get back. The ironic part is that it will end around the time my 100 day challenge does. What will I do when I don't have the challenges to occupy me? Hehe. Don't worry.. the first week of August, I will be gone and I hope to run and kayak regularly. Talk about mixing things up! emoticon

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LIV2SSKI 6/13/2010 11:35AM

    emoticon on all the success!
I'll admit the first time I did the Shred I took 2 days off before trying again then another 3 before my 3rd attempt.
Good Luck!!

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SHERYLDS 6/12/2010 7:37PM

    Good for you. That's a great attitude. Is there a level zero, in case I want to try. (I saw Kung Fu Panda....can you tell)

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    Nice job on doing the Shred! The first time I tried it I found it really hard as well! In fact, my arms were kinda sore for a few days afterward. But it's what I call "good pain" -- you know it's working!

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Are these really my awkward limbs?

Friday, June 11, 2010

I am so frustrated right now. I thought I'd mix things up with a video. Most days I either walk or do the elliptical. Today would be a great day to do the elliptical but I thought I'd try out two workout videos I have. Quite honestly it didn't go so hot.

First, I tried yoga. The gal really irritated me and some of the stretches hurt. I just wasn't feeling it! I cannot believe people actually do this and ENJOY it, haha.

Second, I tried Country Line Dancing and the girl in that one didn't annoy me as much. I was able to do that okay but felt so AWKWARD and uncomfortable. Maybe I will try that one again when I have more patience.

I would have been tried a kickboxing video but hey wait my friend which I never talk to or see has that video. They were going to JUST borrow it months ago and now they will claim its theirs! Argh!

I think I might see if there is SP Video that I would like. Maybe the third time will be the charm.. I can hope. *sigh* I least I am stepping out of my comfort and trying something new!

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MELLIEK2010 6/11/2010 3:02PM

    You can check out some of the Biggest Loser DVDs from our Hayward library or possibly even Superior! That way you can try them before you buy them!! Just a thought!

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THECRAZYMANGO 6/11/2010 2:51PM

    UPDATE: I did Nicole's Day Boot Camp Video and now I feel like I actually did something today!

Thanks Nicole!

Thanks SparkFriends for listening!

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Stop the madness...

Friday, June 11, 2010

..and the weigh-ins.

As you probably can guess I weighed myself today. It seems that as soon as I come to terms that I need to relax about losing weight and even lowered my goal to 2# for every 10 days, I lose weight. Why is that?! It has always been like this.. so frustrating.

This morning I weighed in at 201.4 after my shower, than went to the bathroom and weighed in again at 202. How in the world did I gain weight in like 10 minutes? Oh who knows! I do know that my scale is a tease. A tease, I say. No matter what.. I did lose a pound no matter how it is put!

Anyhow, I really need to stop this madness of weighing myself everyday. I really want to know.. but in the end it is just no good. It puts me on a roller coaster. I am supposed to be on a 100-day challenge but I think I may stop that. Part of that challenge was to ONLY weigh myself every 10 days and I SOOO cheated on that. I also having been going to eat on a regular basis.. so I cheated on that too! On the upside of things, I don't seem to eat out as much. So, that is a plus!

In other news, the BBQ was postponed due to the rainy weather. It's really pouring. I was really excited for it but it is probably for the best. Now I am debating on what to do. I want to go grocery shopping but (1) do I want to go out in this weather and (2) I will be leaving for a week on Sunday. I will probably just pick a few items up like fruit that I will bring with me on Sunday. I think the plan for today will be to go grocery shopping, try out the line dancing video (I didn't get a chance yesterday), and than try to finish Unit 1 for my summer online class!

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SHERYLDS 6/11/2010 5:31PM

    Hey Savannah. Your guardian angle is looking out for you. the postponement will give you a little chance to get back on track and plan for the BBQ treat. Like they said in MADAGASCAR 'MOVE IT, MOVE IT, MOVE IT'

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DLDROST 6/11/2010 11:54AM

  I couldn't agree M:ORE

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