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Jan. 7th, 2015 | 11:37 am
location: home
mood: accomplished

I forgot to post last night. I also forgot to do my daily exercises, but I did a lot of cleaning yesterday. I had no idea how many calories you can burn by just cleaning. I ate Taco Bell and Pizza Hut yesterday, but I stayed within my calorie limits. Now I'm eating McDonald's for lunch. I keep making decisions that leave me questioning whether I can do this or not. I'm not doing this to lose weight, though it is a nice bonus, but to start living a healthier lifestyle. That means doing daily exercise, which I am even if it's just walking or doing a lot of housework. That means eating healthier, but that doesn't mean that I can't have days when I binge. I just have to get up the next day and start eating healthier again. This is a journey, and a journey begins with a single step. That's something that I have to remember. It's about momentum. As long as I'm moving forward, I'm doing something, and that means that I'm improving. I can do this, little by little and step by step.

As for homework, I've got all of my reading done for the week. I have to do some more research for my upcoming paper, do three more participation posts tomorrow, a worksheet, an essay, and then I have to do my rough draft for guidebook. I'm writing a guidebook on doing business internationally. I had to choose a country that the United States does business with and I chose Russia. It's an interesting culture. This business communication class is so dry though. Don't get me wrong, I love school! It just sounds like a lot and the material is a bit tedious. I'm going to be a journalist, not a business person, so I'm not particularly worried about passing this class with a great grade. I have an A- and that's honestly good enough for me. I could a lot better if I tried. Learning about Russia is great though. As I said, it's a really interesting culture. I'm adding a visit to Russia to my travel bucket list.
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So much for almost daily postings, but I have an excuse.

Jan. 5th, 2015 | 11:46 am
location: home
mood: relievedrelieved

I was down sick from the moment I woke up on the 2nd, up until this morning. Let me tell you, that was not fun. At least it was just a stomach bug this year rather than the flu like it was last year. Just like last year though, it hit everyone within days of each other. Holden got it on the 31st and Valarie and I rang in the new year in the ER. Kalen woke up with it on the 1st, and then Robert, Valarie, and I all woke up sick on the 2nd. That was even worse than just being sick, I think. The absolute worst part, however, was probably the 36 hours that I slept straight through. I woke up a few times for the restroom, of course, but other than that it was 36 hours.

Anyway, we're all up and healthy again this morning. Kalen's off to school, Holden's up and watching Paw Patrol, Robert's doing whatever it is he does during the day. I'm about to start my homework and readings for the week, and Valarie's at work again. Life begins again and it was a wonderful holiday break.

I'll be back tomorrow night to give the updates on the new fitness regime and all that jazz.
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It's a new year!

Jan. 1st, 2015 | 10:41 pm
mood: accomplished

I am going to be posting on an almost daily basis now. This is going to be my journal, in which I record my trip to living healthier. I am 5'2 and almost 200 pounds. That is not a healthy BMI, therefore, I am changing something in this new year. I have downloaded several fitness apps to help me track my calorie intake, my water intake, my weight loss, and the steps I take every day. I'm not doing this alone either, which is great because I would probably lose motivation pretty quickly. It's January 1st and I'm off to a good start.

It's January 1st, I still have a few hundred calories that I can take in, roughly just over 200, and I've done my exercise for the day. I only had one glass of Pepsi and it was only an 8 ounce glass. Compare that to the four or five 16 ounce glasses I usually drink everyday, and that is really good. I'm so proud of myself and I can't wait to see the effects that come with a healthier lifestyle. I'm not just in it for the weight loss, though I do want to lose 65 pounds within the next year, but I'm in it to be healthy.

Now I'm going to go shower and then sleep. Good night, loves.
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What is LiveJournal doing?

Jun. 8th, 2014 | 06:04 pm
location: Home
mood: draineddrained
music: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

I logged on for the first time since my last post, and I was really confused. I think I like it, but I'm not sold.

So I have been working full hour days taking care of the toddlers and I love it! It's exhausting, but it's lovely. The only downside is the few hours every night that I get at home. I have to leave my house between 11 and 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, and depending on what time V and/or R get off work, I might not get home until 8:30 p.m. That's really not a problem for me, and I get to sleep in usually which is great! When I come in though, I'm exhausted and I still have to do a few hours of school every night. I do get a full weekend though. Bonus: I'm almost through my first year of my Associate's Degree! I'm in my last set of classes now.

I'm feeling really unappreciated lately. Don't get me wrong, V does wonders at making me feel like I mean something important. She's constantly telling me that she couldn't manage without me, and I know that she couldn't. My family, immediate family, make me feel like I'm still the person I was at this time last year. I was a spoiled, entitled brat then, who hadn't worked a full day in her life. I was lazy and selfish, and that's not who I am anymore. Something finally clicked for me, and I've been maturing for while. I just wish they would stop comparing me to who I was, and see me for who I am now. I'm really uncomfortable talking about feelings so they don't know what I'm feeling. I feel like I'd be a burden if I tell them that.
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I Swear I Have Not Been Abducted By Aliens.

Jan. 26th, 2014 | 10:49 pm
mood: tiredtired

My Sim, however, has had that pleasure. Though, quite frankly, if I were to be abducted by an alien, I would prefer it be The Doctor.

I certainly disappeared for a bit. It took a bit to get over that flu, and it certainly didn't help that there were three people in this house with it. I have also been doing a lot of babysitting, Mondays are hell because of school, and the rest of the time... I just forget to write. I'm sorry.

I have been trying to watch Farscape again, as it has finally made its return to Netflix. I'm not getting anywhere very fast (I just finished "I, E.T.") as I am balancing school, family, chores, while also being a fan of TheSimSupply and KPopp on YouTube, Candy Crush, and making sure my Sims family gets paid attention to. Guys, I need to be mobile. I cannot wait until I get my next bit of financial aid so I can buy myself a laptop. I love my 27" desktop, but it just wasn't a good choice on my part. I also want to watch DBZ again, but I'm not sure if I want to do it myself, or if I want to see if Eden wants to make it a weekend thing.

Tomorrow is Monday which, of course, includes reading and taking notes on at least two chapters for my Media and American Culture class. This is going to make my wrist hurt. I need to go to bed though. Good night.

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Jan. 10th, 2014 | 10:27 am

Screw the double ear infection. I went to the hospital last night, and I have the flu! I'm feeling a bit better this morning, but I don't think it will last long. It didn't really hit me yesterday until after noon.

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Jan. 9th, 2014 | 01:43 pm
mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable

I finally quit freaking out over school. I had forgotten how much just writing this stuff down somewhere helps.

I went to the doctor on Tuesday. I have a double ear infection, and I don't have the money to buy my medicine until Monday. This will be so fun (sarcasm). I spent the first few hours of today laying in bed. I find it odd that getting up and putting clothes on can help.

I really have nothing to say today, so I'm going to go play Sims 3. I've got to go see if I messed up mom's house. I worked hard on it, and then I think I accidentally overwrote the game. Whoops.
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Jan. 8th, 2014 | 01:49 pm

I feel like I'm walking on a tightrope, or something, and I'm about to fall. I'll either fall on the good side or the bad side, but I feel like it's out of my hands. I don't like it. I'm pretty sure that it's just my insecurities about school beginning to creep it, but... it's unsettling and I want it to go away. I feel like I can't do this, but I know that I can. I can, and I am. I will not quit, and I won't put myself through that self-hatred again. I'm doing this. I'm going to school, and I'm getting my education. I just... I know that I'm not alone in it, I just feel like I am. I have people who are proud of me, and who support me. I'm just... scared.

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Jan. 3rd, 2014 | 03:56 pm
location: Home
mood: chipperchipper

My little brother gave me his backpack, and he bought a new one. The backpack that I now own is still new, and it is lovely. This will make carrying my laptop to the library every day so much easier. As I'm sure that I have mentioned before, I am doing online classes. It is simply too loud in my house to get any real studying done. I just finished my first nine week courses, and I have a 4.0 GPA! I'm so proud of myself. That is something that I never thought I could accomplish. I'd really like to keep that record up. I have also finished finish 6 of 60 credits.

I may have also mentioned that I am completely in love with this textbook that my brother owns. It's called Successful College Writing. It sounds lame, right? It's really not. I have been reading and carrying this thing around with me since he got it. I will not be happy giving it up when he needs it on Monday. He stinks at writing though, so I'll be helping him with it quite a bit. I'm not sure how serious he is about this college business, but I'm going to try to help as much as I can, while I'm doing my own college thing. I'm so afraid that he's going to waste thousands of dollars, because he couldn't be bothered to study.

I'm babysitting again tonight. I would make a fortune if I was getting paid for this, but it's family. There's no way I would charge family for something this simple. She's actually going to work in a little bit.

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YouTube Fun

Jan. 2nd, 2014 | 03:47 pm
location: Home
mood: sleepysleepy

I found this brilliant YouTube user: TheCurtisParadisShow. I've only been subscribed for a few weeks, but I have gone back and watched all of his house building episodes. He's an absolute genius when it comes to building these things. They're all too big for my Sims game, but they are beautiful.

On to another subject in which I will do some complaining. My throat has been bothering me on-and-off for a couple of weeks. My cousin has her CNA license, so I had her look at it. She thinks it looks like I may have strep throat. Yikes! I got a chocolate milkshake, which is pretty awesome.

Grandma had her shoulder surgery yesterday. Apparently, she's doing pretty well. She can't really do a lot of housework, but her husband is taking good care of her. The sneaky old lady didn't even tell us she was having the surgery! We really wanted to be there for that, but I suppose whatever makes her comfortable.

I checked on the progress for school, and I currently have a 4.0 GPA! This is only for the first nine weeks of my first year, but I am still so excited. I'm so glad that my next classes start on the sixth; I've been so bored.

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