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I Still Exist!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

So.........I'm baaaaaack!

*hangs head in shame at the length of her absence*

I know, I know. I have a million excuses, but they're all still just excuses.

First things first - Yoda isn't my trainer anymore.

I know what you're all saying.



It wasn't my fault, I swear! He left the gym to be a fireman. I teased him that maybe he's just making his way through all the jobs that make calendars so that he could be Mr. January as a fire man and Mr. February as a trainer, etc.

NEVER FEAR, though. He is still around. He still checks on me and I still get in trouble for that double cheeseburger and cheese fries and skipping the gym. Also he's still planning on running a half marathon with me in July.

There will still be Yoda stories! They just won't be as frequent.

Confession Time: I haven't been to the gym since Yoda left in December.

Yikes. It's been that long. Wow.

In my defense, I've been gigantically busy. In November I was sick and I also wrote a 50,000 word novel. In December I was still sick, my brother got married, Yoda left the gym, I met a guy who lives 3 hours away and we sort of started dating, and Christmas happened. So far in January I've spent some time with the guy, dealt with New Years Eve, resolved to not make any resolutions, skipped the gym, and lost 2 pounds.'s crazy that I lost weight, huh? Actually I think I'm losing muscle.

Did you catch that part in there? The part where I MET A GUY?? Because I did. And it's scary and awesome and terrifying. He's muscley. If one just looked at him and didn't know him, one might assume that he lives in Meathead Central at the gym. But he's not mean and he's very encouraging. But we'll see how that goes. Officially we're not dating exclusively yet and I'm okay with that. But because of him I do want to be a better person and improve my health.

So, SparkFriends, I'm SO SORRY that I've been AWOL. I've missed you all. Also, I have about 400 messages from SP to read. Yikes. That's a lot of things I've missed. Catch me up in the comments if there's anything I've missed that you're excited about!

And I pinky promised Yoda that I wouldn't quit after he left the gym. Pinky promises are SERIOUS BUSINESS, so I plan on keeping it. And I pinky promise you AWESOME PEOPLE that I'll frequent here more often!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KOPSBABY 1/14/2013 10:04AM

    I'd been wondering about you, so that's why I hadn't seen anything from you. Life does happen and sometimes we need to step back and re-evaluate things. Glad you're back

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KATRENIAH 1/9/2013 6:00PM

    It sounds like you've really been moving ahead with your life, and that's excellent! Opening yourself up, making yourself vulnerable to another is always kind of scary. But it's that exciting feeling and the potential that makes it all worthwhile. I'm very happy for you!

I'm guessing the 50,000 word story was with NaNoWriMo? How many years have you been doing it? I think this was my fifth, maybe sixth year, and my family knows that they need to make a basket and put it directly in my path if they want laundry that month (that's one of my jobs in the house).

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-CORAL- 1/9/2013 1:53PM

    Just glad to hear you are OK! Yay for meeting a dude!

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CJADERUN 1/9/2013 1:15PM





Cool, panic-rant done. Hope you're well, and can't wait to hear more about this mystery dude!

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ATTACKFATCAT 1/9/2013 12:06PM

    Welcome back! Lots going on and I was right there with you on getting busy and distracted. Congrats on the new guy...he sounds great and I hope it works out!

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CAROLYN_ROSE 1/9/2013 10:55AM

    Happy to see your still around!!

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    YAY!!!! Welcome back. We really missed you emoticon emoticon

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AMANDALEE1107 1/9/2013 8:44AM

    Yayyy glad to see you on my news feed again!

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AUTUMNBRZ 1/9/2013 7:09AM

    I am super excited for you! Congrats on the novel- nice! Crossing my fingers on the boy! Yay for Yoda and his new career-wishing him all the best.

I have definitely missed you! Glad to hear you are well. xoxo

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IONA72 1/9/2013 5:13AM

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STFRENCH 1/9/2013 4:30AM

    Glad to have you back! xx

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LULUBELLE65 1/9/2013 4:15AM

    I am so happy that you are back and that you met someone you like (even though I was TOTALLY shipping you and Yoda the entire time--your story was gonna be my rom-com movie script! emoticon )

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BEATLETOT 1/9/2013 3:50AM

    Glad you're back!

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    Let us know when Yoda publishes his calendar, I want one lol!

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SGRAY478 1/8/2013 11:34PM

    Glad to see you back lady!! Can't wait to hear about your adventures! So are you getting a new trainer or doing it solo?

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    Welcome back! We all go through phases. The important part is that you're back!

emoticon on meeting a guy. I'm excited to hear your update in that area too.

What have you missed out on? Well, I learned to hula hoop and I'm pretty darn excited about it!

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    Welcome back; it's good to see you again! Congrats on meeting the guy!!! Don't do what I did and let EVERYTHING come back least that's my suggestion because now I'm back to square one! However, you deserve an amazing man and I'm so happy for you! I'm also glad that you and Yoda are still in contact. Go you, and congrats on the novel as well. Goodness, you have been busy! Keep up the amazing work! emoticon

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FANCY-PANTS 1/8/2013 7:21PM

    Glad you're back!!! Lots of changes for you so good job on not gaining but losing s few instead.


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SHUFFMAN126 1/8/2013 6:55PM

    Zumba has been the only thing that has gotten me back to it! Good luck with the guy *fingers crossed for you* I've been wedding planning and honeymoon planning. We talked about National Parks and I considered Yellowstone and even mapped out how long it would take to detour to Pocatello ID. But I think we've decided on Wales. (DOCTOR WHO EXPERIENCE! I think I'm more excited about that than getting married. Don't tell Tim!)

Glad you are back!!!

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POISONGIRL999 1/8/2013 6:55PM

    I thought I read my friend feed wrong when I saw your name. Glad to have you back. Sorry to hear about Yoda, but graet news on the guy (wiggles eyebrows)

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ARUNNINGKAT 1/8/2013 6:15PM

    So glad you are back! I struggled through that whole long sickness thing in November and December so I feel your pain. I too am working to get on track...due in large part to being sick. Can't wait to hear more about your efforts (or success) on getting back on track and how it goes with the guy! 2013 is going to be a great year for you! emoticon

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APED7969 1/8/2013 5:02PM

    Glad to see you're back and with good news! Good luck getting back into the gym!

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YENDUCHAKA 1/8/2013 4:57PM

    So glad you're back, and that all is well with you!

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FLORNH 1/8/2013 4:27PM

    Glad you are back! And congrats on the new guy. I hope that goes well!

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  emoticon That's great that you met a great guy. Too bad he's so far away.

The gym won't be the same without Yoda...oh actually is. You just have to go a few times before it will feel like that. Keep it up!

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MARTY728 1/8/2013 4:14PM

    emoticon Welcome back! emoticon on the guy. 3 hours away is tough! emoticon emoticon

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 1/8/2013 4:10PM

    Hooray for meeting a nice guy! You've been missed on Spark:)

emoticon emoticon on losing weight. It's gotta be fat not muscle:)

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ANONSI 1/8/2013 4:07PM

    Congratulations on meeting a guy!!!!!! I thought you were going to try to gloss over it. As if we wouldn't notice!

P.S. Let me know when Yoda's calendar comes out. I'm sure we'd all buy it. Hahahaha.

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LACYME 1/8/2013 4:05PM

    glad your back - I will miss the yoda stories! Great job on losing those 2lb despite it all!!! Keep up the great work!!! Hope it works out with this new guy.

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HOLLIEWALLY 1/8/2013 4:03PM

    Yay!!! So glad you are back. And happy to hear you met a good guy. Here's wishing you all the best. Missed you!

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ADARKARA 1/8/2013 4:01PM


emoticon on meeting a guy! That's so exciting! Plus hopefully since he's muscle-y you will be able to do active things when you're together, like hiking, etc.


Even if it IS muscle, you will build it back up.


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