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Apparently the Few and The Proud are over-staffed..

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So I had a date with Allen again last night. I drove there straight after work and we were both kind of burnt out when I finally go there… We had planned on dinner and a movie… but by the time we finished dinner (yummy Thai food!) We decided to just get some frozen yogurt and go back to his place to watch DVDs and hit the rack… So we did just that. I ordered too much frozen yogurt… I was hoping it would taste as strong and tart as Pinkberry or Yogurtland; but Alas TCBY has yet to figure that one out…

We went back home and tried to watch young Frankenstein (possibly my favorite movie…) Allen hasn’t seen it… I was dumbstruck! So we tried to watch it but he fell asleep about halfway through and I wasn’t far behind… I love snuggling with him at night… the only thing better is when I got Moses there also… (He wakes me up from my nightmares)

So we had to wake up early as Allen was road-tripping with his roommate back to Spokane to visit the family and such… so I hit the road back for home… I decided to stop into the Marine Corps Recruiters and asked them about my reenlistment eligibility… I am seriously considering DEP-ing in again… they told me that they are having trouble with even getting single waivers through let alone someone like me who is going to require a good number of waivers… I want my Eagle, Globe and Anchor… I need it. My life keeps fizzling out down here and I need to do something about it…

So they said that the Marine corps is essentially over-staffed… which is BULLSHIT!!! I am so ticked off right now I can hardly contain myself… I want to have a good life and while I know school is the right thing for me I also know that I could be very well served by the Corps… they did tell me to check in in Oct, as it is a new fiscal year… so I will have to do that… Hopefully I will be able to get DEP-ed in… either way I think I will start training for it… You know? I need to start working out more anyways…

So I found my little training book for prepping for Boot camp.. I think I will use it… It’s a really good system and helps cover a lot of good stuff… which reminds me I also need to sign up for the Gym at my school… and I also need to check on my Financial Aid… it’s now a month late… This is out of hand… I am really getting tired of worrying about money.

Well, talk at y’all later!

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Day 4 WW update…

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So I am onto day 4 of WW now and I have noticed that I have cut down on a lot of the extras but also not allowed it to limit me on my lifestyle – which is fabulous For example, I went to the local greasy spoon (Well not too greasy really) and ended up ordering a full meal… to save me a mass of points I ordered a roast beef sandwich plain with a salad… It was still 9 points for the sandwich alone, but given that I really only can stomach two meals a day it worked out okay and I got some good protein in me which I realized I really needed…

School will be starting soon (I believe on the 22nd… ) and so I must find a way to afford my books and supplies… If I am to order them through the school, I will be paying over $300 on books alone. It’s absurd what they charge you these days. So I looked on amazon and found them for a little cheaper.. so If I buy them on next Friday (After my check is deposited) I may be able to get one or two of them for less… if not I will have to pray upon my financial aid to go through… so yeah… that’s the standings with school.

Work has been crazy but I have today and tomorrow off so that should be good. Some of my friends have been surprised by my joining WW but one must do what they got to do… and I just need the accountability that it affords me. My mom was astounded that I joined, but then again I have watched her battle with her weight my whole life. People keep telling me I don’t need it, but I have noticed it’s a lot harder to lose than when I was younger… so that’s what I have going on for now… I’ll let you know if anything exciting happens, but for now I am exhausted.

Joined weight watchers today…

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So I have finally stopped putting off the inevitable and decided to get serious about getting fit and well again. It seems to me that the source of most of my major health and emotional problems are stemming from the weight I have gained in the last year and a half (50 lbs at my worst – now already 20 lbs lighter than that), and I must do something to better myself for one reason and one reason alone — me.

So this is not the only effort towards my full enlightenment… I am also getting back into school at Pierce College (Puyallup) and I will also be working on getting more fit as well. I want to have a top-grade PFT (military Physical Fitness Test) again so that I may not only fit into my old clothes again but also feel good about myself having regained all that i have lost over the last couple years.

I am fortunate enough to have the best support group around… I have a number of friends whom I dearly love and call my family… one of which is the one who enlightened me to Weight watchers some time ago (When I was a weight loss consultant with Jenny Craig) as well as having showed the fruit of her labor quite well… So now she’s gonna have company on the plan — me.

I am fortunate enough to have a job where I walk the whole day affording me a good amount of exercise… so thank goodness for that I have a good starting point for getting fit again… so wish me luck and I will try to keep you updated…

I still want it…

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SDI SSgt Mosqueda was right… I NEED it… more than most of the other things I have ever wanted… It’s my missing piece…. I keep letting stuff hold me back and I just fall deeper and deeper… Time to start training up again… and building my immune system somehow… I’m not going back to FRP for anything… I’ve already had enough of that experience…

Happy New Year…

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So New years has come again…. and of course I have not updated my blog in quite some time… it’s not that I don’t think of it; it’s just that I get distracted too easily…

Working at Jenny is going okay although I was hoping to be promoted again by now… I live in Marysville now with my neurotic dachshund named Moses… (I doubt I would have named him that… but honestly another name hasn’t crossed my mind… he seems to recognize his name any ways… but then again he an answers to ‘tard, pain-in-the-ass, and many more much more vulgar names that I really shouldn’t call a dog that was rescued from abuse…

I’m trying to train him as well… it’s gonna be long and hard… I am thinking that I will start him in obedience school when I get the chance… I can tell he wants to be a good dog… he just doesn’t know how in all situations… So long as I am around he is generally behaved…

As for resolutions and whatnot, I have a few…

First; I want to get fit again… better than last year…. I want to be able to pass a PFT by the end of the year… in that case if I go for the military again I can do it… According to my old recruiters I just need a few waivers and to be more fit to show some initiative and prevent repeat injuries. I do want to go… but I don;Ft know if I can give up my family/friends here long enough to do it… and now I have a dog to worry about too…

Along those same lines I want to start doing Yoga… SDI SSgt. Mosqueda was so passionate about it and how good it is for you that I’m gonna believe her. She taught me so much… about the world and myself… If only I could have just listened to her and trusted her… everything she told us was right… I wasn’t in any damn special circumstances… I should have known that… I mean sure my injuries cause some special circumstances… but not anything else beyond that. I’ve sent her letters to thank her… but who knows if she got them. She changed my life.

And more on with the body…. I want to get back down to 120 or less… I need to do something because I really let myself go in CA… I was so depressed… I just don’t know how I let him control my life for that long…

I’m also working on my knitting more… I got this knitting book called ‘Domiknitrix’ and it basically inspired me to get more serious about it and fix all my errors as they go… I can honestly say that it’s good… my knitting is steadily improving and I am very happy for it…

John (aka “Atli”) and I are still seeing each other… It’s kinda nice being in the same region for the most part now… because it takes less planning to get together… he’s still quiet as hell but I guess he will always be that way… There is just something about him and the way he is that makes certain seemingly small moments monumental… a long phone call while I was browsing in a craft store… resting his head on my shoulder for just a moment, when he has a toothy smile (not often enough) just sitting quietly together… not saying anything… and Swedish pancakes… always! lol

Life isn’t so bad… but I did see some interesting stuff on the freeway today… Boulders that had fallen onto the road that were bigger than I am tall… it was crazy… they just flattened the guard rail… I have never seen anything like it… and to see from where they fell so high up… I mean wow… Nature is one mighty force… and the flooding in Arlington is all the way to I-5… I’ve only seen it on TV and stuff… seeing it in real life less then 10 feet away and rising up and coming after you in something else….kinda scary…. I can say I have new respect for floods… they are something that scares me.

Might be eligable for the corps still…

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Went in and visited my old recruiter today… SSgt Spencer was the only one in… He said he’d look onto my reenlistment status and they might be able to help me out with the waivers that I would need to rejoin..

I still feel like I am missing something and I am pretty sure that is it… Maybe not being active duty so much as just the need for the title of marine you know?

I remember when the Huntington beach office told me I am just straight ineligible… Then I went to the navy and they said all I need is a waiver…. So maybe reserves? I still got a lot of healing and whatnot to decide with… But just that they are willing to to all the way up to the commandant If they have to means the world….

Either way I want to spend the next year getting more fit and starting a strong yoga regimen at least once a day…. That would be good for me if nothing else…

I start a job today– it is contractual temp work but they are considering me for a crew lead role…. I start in a few hours (at 2am) and can’t sleep although I am tired…