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Most Exciting Blog I've Ever Posted!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

All I have to say is "wow!" I cannot believe how excited I am to write this blog. So many incredible things have happened so far, but also some not-so-good things. I think I'll start from bad news, to exciting news, to most exciting. Here I go!

The bad news is that I've been binging like crazy on the days that I forget to take my Vyvanse (a prescription drug that can be used for binge eating disorder). Because of that, I can tell that my weight has not only gone up on the scale, but I can see it on my body too! I'm sure others don't notice it as much as I do, but hey, I do! What's worse is that I can't seem to get on track with this, well, tracking thing. Tracking calories seems to be an extremely difficult habit for me to grasp these days, when only a few years ago it was practically the story of my life! All I can do is keep trying though, right?!

Guess what?! I'm already on the exciting news! Yay! So my first exciting news is that I found a legit hobby. Let me put it this way, when I first saw the show Arrow, I've always wanted to try Archery. So the other day, that's what I did; I went to go get a bow and arrow. My boyfriend bought the bow as an early Christmas present, and I paid for the remainder of the stuff. We practiced all day, and I couldn't be more excited of the fact that I'm actually a natural! And that I completely love it!

Now, I'm just going to virtually blurt this exciting news out. I'm going to New Orleans for Halloween! WHAAAT DID YOU JUST SAY JAIME?! Yes, that's right… I'm going to New Orleans. The reason is not for some huge Halloween blow out. The real reason is because my boyfriend and I are going to a tattoo convention to get tattooed by his artist for practically dirt cheap. The artist needed some "dummies" and called my boyfriend up. He practically jumped to the opportunity, but it took me a little while to decide if I wanted another one. To be honest, I said yes because it is an HONOR to be tattooed by this guy, especially for so cheap! I know many of you out there are not really a fan of tattoos, but I can promise that mine will be really feminine. How do I know it'll be so feminine? Because that's the contest he's entering my tattoo in for! He already showed me the sketch, and I promise you guys will be impressed. But I won't spoil the surprise just yet!

Now, how on Earth could this blog get more exciting than you sound, Jaime? Well, I'm glad you asked. And just to be nice, I'll give you guys a hint first!

That's right! I got a puppy to aid in my depression. I ran into her because I was in between jean sizes. Sounds ridiculous, but let me explain!

So like I said, I'm in between jean sizes. I have ZERO jeans that fit correctly, and honestly, I got tired of wearing stretchy workout pants everywhere I went! So I went to Rue21, and in front of the store on one of the benches was a woman with 5 puppies. She almost looked like she was in tears, explaining to me as I passed that her dog had puppies that she could no longer take care of, and that she was having a difficult time finding them good homes. I asked how much they were, and she told me "free", but they've had no shots or anything. I asked how old they were, and she said 6 weeks. I looked down, and I instantly fell in love with one of them. Bright eyed, black nose. She let me open the cage and pet her; my love for her deepened. She is a boxer hound mix, and the perfect dog for me!

I asked her how long she'd be outside, and she said until she gives them all away. So I explained that I had to think about it (everyone knows puppies are a huge responsibility!), and that I would be back.

There I was, in the dressing room, looking like a hopping ostrich trying on jeans! Sweat was pouring, I was almost in tears because I couldn't decide if I was ready for the responsibility of the puppy. I finally found jeans, asked if the woman at the counter could hold them, and ran outside AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE! "I'll take the girl with the black nose!" I screamed out the door. "Just let me pay for these first!!"

It was decided, I was bringing home the puppy. My boyfriend decided on the name Daisy. She uses puppy pads, will use the restroom outside when we put her out there, is in good health according to the vet, and already loves us to death. The funny thing? We love her just as much back! A perfect fairy tale ending, just for me.

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    Dani: *looks down at my son* You hear that? Mommy said there's something cuter than YOU

    That's awesome for you and I feel you on the gaining department D: I used to carry a notebook around everywhere and calorie count, exercise when bored or restless.. couldnt even do a break day because I wanted to at LEAST walk....that's like a whole other life time ago, now. Going on a strict-ish diet first thing in the morning =[ Not going to enjoy this but must do this.

    1827 days ago
    Your blog had me smiling the whole way through. Your excitement is so evident and awesome. Have an awesome trip and post lots of pics of your tattoo AND of Daisy. :)
    1828 days ago
    Who are you and what have you done with my friend!? HA HA HA!!!

    I laughed when I read the title of your blog and smiled most of the way through. Take some of that excitement and square away your eating. I am starting to day so you can join me!

    And what is this about a BF? You didn't tell me you picked up a new man in your life.

    Have you ever heard the song Cleaning this Gun by Rodney Atkins? I used to play it when my daughter brought a boy by the house for the first time. You can play it for your fellar and tell him your Iowa dad said........

    Jaime I am so happy for you. You have changed so much (for the better) and I hope you can hang on to it. Make sure you get the tattoo in a concealable spot so it doesn't cause you problems with job hunting in the future. Not all places are tattoo friendly and you don't need to limit your choices for a career because of a personal choice you make.
    1828 days ago
    That's such a happy blog! That's awesome about Daisy! I can't wait until I have the time to get a dog!

    Question about the vyvanse - I'm assuming it actually works for you? I struggle with binging and I want to get off the combination of drugs that I am currently on. I've never heard of this one before. Do you like it?
    1828 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/28/2015 2:49:03 PM
    Aw! She is beautiful!
    1828 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Oh my!! What a face!! Could you just eat her up?????????
    You will enjoy many years of unconditional love... so adorable!! Congratulations Mommy!
    1828 days ago
  • VFJF2205
    I think I can actually feel your excitement! Very cute pup.
    1828 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    1828 days ago
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