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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…