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Strangers that treat you better than your own friends.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Don't you just hate it when someone posted a mystery status like "THECRAZYMANGO doesn't understand why strangers treat me better than my own friends do."

Oh, wait. That was me! emoticon

Let me explain.

I went out drinking to help a friend celebrate her birthday. It's a long story and the details depress me, so basically she ditched me. When she ditched me, I was left with three guys. Mind you, they were perfect gentlemen. But, she didn't know that. That situation could have gone south real quick.

Anyhow, I decided at that point I had a choice: stay out and have fun or go home and mope. I stayed out.

In fact, I danced with the guy that I really like. Than, he had me dance with his best friend. It was alot of fun. So, I got to be "it" girl. Something, I have never been. Not gonna lie. It was amazing.

I am even still talking to both of them.

This is how it is supposed to be. I am supposed to be treated like a beautiful woman.

Anyhow, back to my status, that situation got me thinking. Why did three guys treat me better than my friend? They could have ditched me. Oh, I know what you are thinking! But, if THAT was the only thing they wanted, they would have acted differently. And, they wouldn't be talking to me after that night and they are.

Even with the situation, I am pretty happy. I met a real guy that seemed pretty amazing to me. He does live in ND. Boo! But, his best friend does live in my town so that means he has to visit.. right, lol?

Anyhow, make today count! It is the start of the week! emoticon

  
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PATRICIAANN46 9/12/2011 11:51PM

  Hi Savannah........

That "So-Called Friend" would be HISTORY!!!!!

I am so glad that your night turned out both safe and fun for you!!! I hope that you will always have situations like this where you meet good people. It isn't always the case though, which is why it might be good to be with a group rather than just one person.

You were always the IT-GIRL!!!!! You just didn't know it.

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PONYFARMER 9/12/2011 9:25PM

    My feeling is that you need to permanetly ditch the "so called friend," cuz she is a loser for leaving you like that. Not to mention rude.

It could have gone so bad that I do not even what to think about what could have happened to you. I watch those real life stories like 48 hours and Dateline. SCARY!!!

Glad thought that you found some gentlemen, they are very hard to find these days.

Good blog!

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SAFETYSUE 9/12/2011 9:06PM

    I totally agree with Erika, she is so right about friends who don't have your best interest and Safety foremost on their mind. My daughter has sorority friends who encouraged binge drinking and on her 21st birthday left her passed out... They wanted to take her home and let her sleep.

Fortunately her real sister was there and called an ambulance. My daughter was at a .34 and the doctor told her sister they had to admit her and pump her stomach, put her on IV's to hydrate her. It was touch and go and a good thing she brought her in. If they had taken her home to sleep it off...she would have died. Not one of those girls even called to see how she was the next day. My older daughter has made it clear how she feels about the kind of friends they are.

Yes my younger daughter is still friends with these girls but they all know how her sister and I feel about what kind of selfish, irresponsible friends they are. My younger daughter will tell you she is responsible for her own actions. I taught her this, but when you are as bad as she was, it is time for a friend to be responsible. We have made our point to all of them, binge drinking is irresponsible and they all need to grow up and face reality...

They are ten years older, married, and half of them are pregnant. They still love to party, but have finally decided they can drink without getting wasted. They still are selfish and all want to be the center of attention. I think she should have dropped them years ago and found better friends.

Your friends need to be able to really care about you and be there when you need them!! They should never leave you alone when you are drinking...period!! Sorry, I got carried away...it is a real hot issue for me. You have to have friends who have your back!
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ERIKA05 9/12/2011 11:36AM

    I think that everyone goes through a period in their life where they shed some 'toxic' friends, or for whatever reason are forced to examine their friendships and find that they aren't getting out what they're putting in. Big life and lifestyle changes seem to catalyse this kind of examination. It happened for me after I took some time off work to care for a family member who was dying - I felt like I outgrew the friends who didn't have the capacity or compassion to support me overnight, or who stopped seeing me socially because talking about this change in my life bummed them out. Honestly, some of them made it *really* easy to walk away.

I'm glad that you embraced your inner "it" girl and resolved to have a great night out anyway, and found people to hang out with who were more fun and less work! You're totally right - you're a beautiful, bada$$ woman, so why should you be treated like anything else?
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I'll bet your friend's night didn't end up being as fun as yours!

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Years later.. a noticeable difference in my self esteem!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A couple years before I started my journey, my best friend and I went out drinking. We always had fun.. but part of me hated the get dressed up part. Nothing looked good on me and I never felt "sexy". In fact, I felt like I was the "ugly" and "fat" one.

Well, today I went shopping for a "party" dress. I tried on a zillion dresses. They fit but they didn't do a thing for me. The beauty? I didn't tear myself down every time the dress wasn't the one. Because, it wasn't the one. I moved on.. finding the one. I found a darling one today! And, it was a medium. The ladies even suggested a belt. I'm guessing a belt to accent my hip, something I try to hide! Hehe!

Anyhow, it is nice knowing I look beautiful and felt good in my dress.. well, as long as I don't bend over!

Here is an alright picture of the dress.


Off to drink too many drinks and maybe meet a nice boy! Ha!

  
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FUNFROG79 9/12/2011 8:30AM

    Whoo hoo! Have fun!

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TAMTAMM 9/11/2011 8:11PM

    You look so beautiful in your new amazing dress emoticon
I hope you had a great time and maybe found that special man!

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PATRICIAANN46 9/11/2011 3:45PM

  Hi Savannah.......
The dress looks wonderful and YOU look even better. Hope you had a great time.
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1CRAZYDOG 9/10/2011 11:38PM

    You look fabulous!!!!!!! Hope you have a geat time. Hmmm...stay out of trouble! LOL

HUGS!

Barb

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LISAINMS 9/10/2011 8:50PM

    Have a great time... you look beautiful!

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/10/2011 8:29PM

    Very nice. Have fun on the dance floor! Boogie, Boogie!

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DANCEFLOORLOVER 9/10/2011 8:23PM

    You look lovely in that dress!

I legit just wrote a blog about the same thing! I feel the same way all the time. I hope that I can reach the point that you have and be able to try dresses on!

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Last Health Update (I hope!)

Friday, September 09, 2011

Okay, I hope this is my final health update about what has been going on for me in the last few weeks.

Basically, the doctors say there is nothing wrong with me. The tests came back normal. On Wednesday and Thursday, I had no symptoms (nausea/dizziness/muscle weakness). I was supposed to have a "real" doctor's appointment on Thursday but I cancelled it. I am better. As long as I keep up with the multivitamins, I will be fine.

Today I went for a 2 mile run. It was tough but I think it was because my quads and calves were sore. I did some lunges on Wednesday. My quads and my glutes should be sore, but my glutes are not. I am thinking I did them wrong. I looked at SP's demonstration of them and it is the same form. Lunges and I might be breaking up. I can use other exercises to work those muscles.

On the positive side, I lifted with a friend and we did some free weight stuff. I made her sore, tehehe! She wants to do it again ASAP! We already had a standing lifting date for every Wednesday but now I think it will be Monday and Wednesday, hehe! I think I made a lifting addict, lol! WIN!

I am super anxious today. I tend to work off my stress but with not being able to actually work out until Wednesday, I haven't really been able to do that. I can feel the stress hormones coursing through me. Maybe I will work out hard by myself tomorrow. I haven't worked out hard because I wanted to see if I am truly better. I think I am.

It is not only the stress hormones, but I am feeling pretty bummed out that I don't think my friend and I are gonna go bowling. She forgot she promised her parents that'd she help them. In addition to that, I guess I am feeling lonely. The friends I have on campus are not exactly high quality, I hate to say. Maybe that is why I am looking forward to working at the Y tonight... and on a Friday night, lol! Sometimes when I am gone for a while, it is like Cheers when you come back!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

  
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PATRICIAANN46 9/9/2011 10:34PM

  Hi Savannah........
Great news re: your health. Please take care and don't over-do until you know you are peak.
When you think back to last year at this time, can you believe how well you have done and how far you have come?
I am proud of you.
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PINKBEANBOO 9/9/2011 3:05PM

    I didn't know about the deal with vitamin C. I should start tracking mine to make sure I'm getting what I need. Thanks for the tip!

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/9/2011 2:46PM

    It's good that you listen to your body carefully. You're definitely in the right field of study for this.

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FUNFROG79 9/9/2011 1:40PM

    So happy you are doing well! emoticon

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    emoticon emoticonI'm so glad you're better! emoticon

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Rising up from the ashes... I even got a tattoo to remind me!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Once I said I wanted to lose 100 pounds.. it seemed like a done deal. Eventually, I got there, chipping away the pounds. It took three years but I did it. For me, I know I made that change that I am not ever, EVER, going back on. This is worth too much to me. In fact, I have struggled with accepting that my future husband (yet to be found) will have to accept and support my lifestyle before and after. I am all meshed into one.

Because I do not want to forget ever who I was three years ago and who I am today... I got a tattoo! Over the last year, I have been searching for the right design. I knew I wanted a phoenix to represent a rising of the ashes.

This is what I have so far. It still needs to be colored, in like two weeks!



Now for the rest of my life....

My test results came back. The strep culture was negative. TSH test was normal. Hemogram was normal. This is all good news.. but.. this means I still don't know. I have another doctor's appointment on Thursday. I am wondering if I should just forget it and act like I feel "normal".

I am still taking multivitamins. I have been getting better a little bit more everyday. In fact, I did 30 minutes on the arc trainer, 15 minutes rowing, and lifted lightly. I felt no weakness in my muscles but I did get nauseous. It's weird because if I eat I feel better for about 1-2 hours. Maybe I am not eating enough protein or overall calories..

Besides my health...
Today was a good first day of classes. I actually had fun in soccer which was a surprise, considering I felt inadequate and physically I felt nauseous. Also, my boss wants to give more hours beside someone is quitting so I will probably do that. I needed more hours anyhow!

Okay, that's all I have for now!
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PATRICIAANN46 9/7/2011 4:43PM

  HI Savannah......

I emoticon your Tat!!!!!

Let me know what you find out on Thursday.

Patti

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FUNFROG79 9/7/2011 1:13PM

    Wow! What a tat! Congrats on your success!

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CIVIAV 9/7/2011 10:58AM

    Awesome tat!

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HANNAHV 9/7/2011 8:34AM

    Cool!

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TALLGUY42 9/7/2011 1:24AM

    Congrats on your tremendous weight loss!
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Your tattoo is simply amazing. I love your choice of the phoenix. I actually had a phoenix theme on my SP page for a period of months.

Cheers!
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EJOY-EVELYN 9/7/2011 1:00AM

    Wow . . . that's a most impressive tattoo! It's lso a beautiful work of art. Now I don't have to wait until Thursday to see it. 8-))

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HDHAWK 9/6/2011 10:06PM

    Cool tattoo! I hope you continue to feel better!

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CALIFGOLFER 9/6/2011 9:52PM

    Awesome tatoo! Good for you!

Hope you are feeling 100% really soon!

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TAMTAMM 9/6/2011 9:46PM

    Way to go on the 100 lbs loss and what a great reminder! Your the best and you deserve the best!
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LISAINMS 9/6/2011 9:20PM

    Wow Savannah that's no small reminder... you went all the way with that tat! Beautiful design for a beautiful young woman. Congratulations on your major achievement! Hope you are feeling better soon.

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STRIPEDTIGER 9/6/2011 8:28PM

    Love the tat!! Beautiful!!

Keep searching for the answer. If you don't you'll be wondering and stressing in the back of your mind.

Congrats again!!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/6/2011 8:22PM

    Gotta agree w/PSALM42. It's a good idea for you to try eating every 3 hrs. pairing a protein w/a complex carb. That's how I eat.

Anyway, your tat is FABULOUS! I can imagine how wonderful it will look when it's colored in. Cool!

HUGS!
Barb

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PSALM42 9/6/2011 8:17PM

    Might be a blood sugar problem. I know I've talked with you about it before. Try to eat every 3 hours and always have protein with a complex carb (string cheese, apple; etc.)- if you keep the meals small you can stay in your calorie range and level out your blood sugar. Have you asked the doctor about this?

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My FIRST gym bag!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Do you know what this is?!



My very FIRST gym bag packed and ready!!! emoticon

It is crazy to think that I have lost 100# without one. But, I live close to campus (ie: gym) so I didn't really need one. Besides I have a bunch of small bags that I could throw my clothes in.

Than, I got to thinking when I will be working out this semester...
..with my work out buddy at 5 am.
..in my classes, soccer and group fitness, at 10 am Monday through Thursday.
..in the afternoon on Wednesdays with my lifting buddy.

Without all this activity, a gym bag makes more sense than a locker.

So, I am a proud owner of pretty pink gym bag and it only cost $8.28 + tax! WIN!

Now, I just gotta figure out what's wrong with these darn legs and why are sore/weak along with the dizziness/nausea so I can work out! I know this isn't what everyone wants.. but I want them to find something because than it is something. If it's not something, than I don't know what it is or how to fix it and that scares me more!

  
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PATRICIAANN46 9/6/2011 3:16PM

  Hi Savannah........
I LOVE your new gym bag.
I am also praying that your tests come back today with results that you can control and make better. Please let me know what you find out.

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FUNFROG79 9/6/2011 8:25AM

    So cute!

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JUSTBIRDY 9/5/2011 4:11PM

    emoticona girly bag!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 9/5/2011 3:48PM

    Hey, that's a pretty snazzy gym bag! I liked the shoes, too! Rock on, sister! emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 9/5/2011 2:18PM

    LOVE the gym bag!!!

Re the weakness / dizziness: as you say, if it IS something, then they should be able to diagnose it and find what you need to fix it. If it's not something physically wrong, but that you need to change or adjust (amount or type of exercise, the way you do your fitness, whatever) so the problem doesn't recur, then they should be able to work with you on it so you can resolve it. I agree with EHAGFELD - you should find help at the school's infirmary.

Thinks me!
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STITCHINGNAN 9/5/2011 3:48AM

    A positeve sign having a gym bag But you must consider your health needs too, Best of Luck emoticon

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AGENTQ 9/4/2011 7:05PM

    Cute bag!

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DELERIOUS64 9/4/2011 7:05PM

    I hope you find out soon why you've been feeling crappy Not knowing AND not working out has to be driving you crazy!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 9/4/2011 6:58PM

    I have the same bag! I love mine and glad you have one too. Hope you find the answers you are looking for.

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/4/2011 5:43PM

    Glad to see you're ready for the new school year. Love the new bag! I'm a little worried about placing book(s) in the bag, as it may put too much of a strain on however you carry it. Don't hesitate to visit the school medical expert if your symptoms continue.

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PINKBEANBOO 9/4/2011 5:37PM

    I know what you mean about wanting their to be something wrong because it means there is a solution. I've felt that way before about myself & my kids. Whatever it is I hope it goes away - fast!

$8 for a gym bag? Lucky! Your shoes look great in it. Of course, I'm sure they look even better on your feet during a workout.
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