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Shipping Tonnage

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Well, well, well. Here I am at weigh in day. I figured it would be pretty good, because I have been diligent with my program this past week.

I am happy to report that today I shipped off 2 pounds of tonnage to Never Again Island. I did not put a return address on the package.

Do you know about Never Again Island? It is a very busy place indeed.

There are all kinds of STUFF shipped to and fro from there each day. Stuff like cigarettes, tonnage, chocolate, bigger clothes, poor choices in lovers and partners, goals, promises, resolutions, friends.............all kinds of stuff.

I have sent all of the above to Never Again Island, but always seemed to put my return address on it, and sure enough, it all came back.

THIS time, I am not using any return address labels!

I shipped cigarettes over there, no return address.

I shipped bigger clothes over there, no return address.

I shipped alcohol over there a long, long time ago, no return address, and it has never returned.

I shipped poor choices in PEOPLE over there, no return address.

I gave up even thinking about sending chocolate over there again. I am not going to do that any more. Send the chocolate, I mean! I will keep the chocolate and continue to eat it wisely. (I am learning how to do that quite successfully, except for those damned Oreo cookies!)

I have considered sending the Oreos over, too, but so far haven't found the courage.

I set GOALS now, not resolutions.

The resolutions package was sent quite a long time ago, with no return label. WHY? you might be asking.

Simple. I never made a resolution that I ever kept. So by not making any more of them, I save on a butt load of shipping costs.

We all know what those shipping costs are. The "Oh crap! I did it again!" and "I thought you QUIT that (Ms. Smarmy!)"? and the other one "I'll do it later".

All too costly.

Now goals. Goals are a different story completely. I personally do not put dates on my goals. That seems like a resolution carved in iron to me.

I keep my goals in a "free form". I am very careful about what goals I set for myself. I am old enough now to know to keep things within reason and within ability. I am no Spring Chicken, ya know!

Another thing about getting older is that I have gotten wiser about who my friends are. I don't invite those who become mill stones around my neck to enter my world. If someone doesn't like me, I don't worry about it, because chances are, I don't like THEM either!

Sad sacks are OUT!! so are the "Snot and Snivelers". Blamers are bummers.

I have also learned that it is not my fault as to whom I am related to. I have some real crack pot relatives, let me tell you! I stay away from them, too. This thing about blood being thicker than water can be tossed out by the best of us. I don't choose to play well with some others. In fact, I don't choose to play with them at all.

I don't have much else to report, except that Spark has changed my life. And now I have to get my shoes on and hit the road so I can change the scale reading.

Bye bye.
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    I am starting to ship some things too!

    Great job on the 2 lbs.!! Keep on walking!
    2963 days ago
    Right on, sister.
    2965 days ago
    Never Again Island - great idea!
    2965 days ago
    I agree with you about the Oreo's but I have learned how to keep from eating too many. I don't buy them unless it is an emergency. I like your idea about the island. I also have a place like that but for some reason my socks and my keys seem to end up there on a weekly basis. Somehow the keys make it back but with the socks only one returns. I will send a few things to your Island but I hope that you don't run out of room there.
    2965 days ago
    That's great! 2 pounds gone!

    There's so much more to worry about and deal with than people and things that don't really matter to us anyways. "Friends" are important in our lives, but if they cause more havic or drama in our lives, then they're not real friends. I'm lucky to learn about this early enough, so I can choose the right people, the good people, and the people who will truley mean something to me.

    And trust me, totally understand about the family issue. I have tons and tons of relatives. Some I deal with on a regular bases. While all of my relatives matter to me, there are those that I protect, support, and make it a point to keep them in my life. Others... I may not agree with their lifestyle choices and choose not to participate in their life, nor allow them to be in mine.

    Especially now, the choices I make will impact my present and future. Some people may not ever understand the things we do to make our lives happier, but over all it is our choice and if it makes us feel like the best person we can be, then that's all that matters.
    2965 days ago
    GOD BLESS YOU "Women"... I want to borrow your Shipping Tonnage".. emoticon
    2965 days ago
    Too cute! I like your Never Again Island. I'll see if I can ship some stuff over there too!
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    2965 days ago
    Sounds like a good idea to ship stuff away with no return postage. I gots lots of baggage to be shipped away. Resentment, poor me's, "Why am I fat's", clutter, "don't wanta's", and I could go on and on. Thankfully, I have support and encouragement from ya'll, and can ship the other stuff away. Thanks, 1BEARWIFE, I needed that.
    2965 days ago
    last time I shipped some tonnage to "Never Again Island" I must have forgotten and put my return address on the package...cause over the holidays it came back to me. Now I'm in the process of packing it up to send back again. thank you for reminding me to forget the return address label.
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    2965 days ago
    How clever. I like Never Again Island.
    2965 days ago
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