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Monday, August 06, 2012

The main reason I post blogs is to get things off my chest. I find that if I throw my 'troubles' out into the universe, the weight falls off my shoulders and I can regroup easier than if I stifle them.

Once again, this has proven true. I woke up this morning. I got out of bed. I threw on my workout gear. I ran the 5k around my neighborhood that I had only been doing half-assed lately. I got back home. I did my post-running stretches. I didn't feel DONE. I went into the spare bedroom and hopped on the elliptical machine for 30 minutes. After that, I got on the stationary bike for a 5 minute cool down. I showered, then grabbed a bowl of cereal.

I decided to get back to the fundamentals. I took my measuring cup with me. I poured my 3/4 cup of Special K. I added milk. I ate. I felt satisfied. It's funny how you think you're getting screwed if the bowl isn't full. What a waste of space! But going back to that 3/4 cup felt good. It felt right.

I donated a triple shot of platelets this morning. There is nothing quite like a selfless act to make you realize how much more others are in need than you. My stuff seems petty and trivial.

I said it in one of my first blogs, when I talked about blood donation, but I'll bring it up again here. I have special blood. You see, I never gained a certain component that most people get as they grow up. Because I test negative for this component, my blood is, for lack of a better term, 'pure'. So, although my platelets go to leukemia and other cancer patients regardless, babies have priority to my blood. How incredible is that? I am helping the most innocent of the helpless. It's a cool thing. So I will admit I enjoyed some mini Chips Ahoys in the refreshment area (things always taste better when they're free! LoL). I earned it. But I did stick with my water instead of juice or soda.

I just got home. I had my healthy lunch. The only thing I'm craving right now is ice water. Well, and a nap. I did just get drained, literally, and am drained, figuratively.

So my Lovelies, thank you for being my sounding board. For being the universe I throw my thoughts into. Smooches to all!

Here is me this morning, pre-draining, LoL

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NIKO27 8/8/2012 8:39PM

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/8/2012 7:18PM

    I never knew that about blood. You did even more than you thought because you are educating people as well. Thanks!

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MYBABYGIRLS 8/8/2012 6:51PM

    Keep up the good work!

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JUICYLOVE2 8/8/2012 5:49PM

    Great blog, thank you for sharing. emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 8/8/2012 4:49PM

    Great post....

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IMKFOX 8/8/2012 4:03PM

    Thanks so much for sharing! Gorgeous picture too!
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SUSIEMT 8/8/2012 3:45PM

    I enjoyed your blog! It was so refreshing to not hear any whining not that you whine. Just in general. I hope you had a marvelous day! Spark on!

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LAMDRRNM 8/8/2012 2:51PM

  On behalf of parents everywhere, THANK YOU. My daughter needed a treatment once made up of somebody's platelets and it saved her life. Thanks to all who donate!

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DONTGOAWAYMAD 8/8/2012 1:42PM

    Nothing special about my blood, just plain old A+... But helping others is always a good thing regardless. My next donation will put me at 2 gallons!

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LETYAK 8/8/2012 1:18PM

    thats awesome!!!

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PH34RSHYLOCK 8/8/2012 1:02PM

    I was told this same thing too! That my blood doesn't have something that normal people's do, and that because of that my blood goes to babies. :) My next appointment is on Friday. Donation #23, so close to my 25 donations pins!

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KIMCOLLINGS 8/8/2012 12:09PM

    What a wonderful thing to do! Awesome workout too!

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LUVTOBOWL 8/8/2012 11:11AM

    What a wonderful gift you can give to someone..... emoticon God bless you!

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GETFIT1126 8/8/2012 10:25AM

    emoticon So great you donate! My mom is a dialysis patient and has had to have blood a few times so thank you, thank you!

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LETHANIA 8/8/2012 9:50AM

    This is why I journal.. I hear ya! have a fabulous day!

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DONNA5281 8/8/2012 9:40AM

 

Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed your blog!

Thank you for donating your blood to help those in need. Especially our babies!

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MITCHARVEY 8/8/2012 9:17AM

    Thanks for the motivation to move my butt this am. emoticon

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GUDDIGO 8/8/2012 9:08AM

  Thank you for donating.....I too have an appointment today to donate....

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CINDYRINAL 8/8/2012 8:55AM

    Thank you for sharing you positive outlook on life!

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MELINDA_SLIM84 8/8/2012 8:36AM

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MILMOM2000NEW 8/8/2012 8:14AM

    Totally love the sound board! I don't know where I'd be without it either!

And how awesome it is about your blood! AMAZING! God's special gift to you, for others! Fabulous!

Blessings,
Nikki Lynn

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SWAZY33 8/8/2012 7:51AM

    It IS true that writing out "troubles" really DOES help :)

Great job getting back to basics and measuring out food! That is a big step towards success for sure!

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SLC1989 8/8/2012 7:42AM

    Thanks for sharing your blog and your blood. Wonderful!

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HONDABLONDE 8/8/2012 5:35AM

    I not only love WHAT you said, but HOW you said it!

Interesting and wonderful -- that's you!

Thanks for this lovely blog!

Debb
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PREMAMEHROTRA 8/8/2012 4:11AM

  Thank you for thanking us...we may not deserve all it...but thanks anyway for making us feel good about ourselves. God Bless and good luck.
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    You are a wonderful woman. Have a Blessed day. emoticon

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SRIVERS1 8/8/2012 2:06AM

    emoticon You are a inspiration and a wonderful writer. Keepup the wonderful work.

Sandy

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CICELY360 8/8/2012 12:08AM

  Good blog.

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JERICHO1991 8/7/2012 11:45PM

    Well written. Thanks for sharing about your blood. That's new info. for me.

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GABIBEAR 8/7/2012 11:09PM

    That is beautiful that you donate your platelets for Children and others with Leukemia and other cancers. emoticon

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MRS.CARLY 8/7/2012 11:04PM

    Pure blood! Interesting!!

I never used to feel full with just cereal! Kudos to you for sticking to that 3/4 cup

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You deserve many more kudos than this but it is a start. Thank you for all you give to others!! What a lovely lady you are and so full of energy even with the donation!!

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JANIEWWJD 8/7/2012 10:42PM

    You're so beautiful; inside and out!! God bless you!! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 8/7/2012 10:40PM

  I used to be scared of giving blood, but I got over it. Only now they don't want my blood anymore. :-( I'm always glad to know that others are selflessly giving.

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    Wonderful that you have this special gift and that you use it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    way to go!!

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