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Things are pretty great right now. I haven’t found a unicorn yet. But I have stopped looking for one because I now have a Sam.

Sam: noun – a nerdy, amazing, intelligent guy who is sweet and caring and makes me want to be a better me

I have one. And he is awesome. He’s fun and cute and enjoys spending time with me. It has been almost 2 months since I met him, but it feels like I have known him so much longer. We both know the other’s quirks and preferences for most things already. He has no problem with my OCD or ADD tendencies, as he has them himself. We get along great and I see him almost every day. He’s loyal and dedicated and pushes me to do better and be healthier. Sometimes he says something annoying, but I can never stay mad at him for long. Overall, it’s going really well, so much so that he’s meeting my parents on Saturday at the birthday celebration for my mom. It got pushed off this year because of the blizzard.

Sam has me reading this book called The Feeling Good Handbook. I just started it last night. It’s about cognitive behavior therapy and is supposed to help me change my thoughts to change how I look at my life to make me less stressed and depressed. So far I haven’t gotten into it much, maybe 12 pages or so. But there are little exercises and test-ish things that gauge your reactions to things and measure how you’re doing, I think. I got to the first exercise when Sam showed up last night, so I haven’t gotten to do it yet. But I will. He made me promise to at least give it a chance and read through the first 2 chapters, which is about 50 pages. And I can’t break the very first promise I’ve made to him. I just don’t know how long it’ll take me to get through 50 pages. My schedule has been crazy for awhile now.

I’ve started exercising again and trying to eat better. The eating is kind of getting away from me, but I’ve been working out about 2-3 days a week. I hope to increase that over time. I recently got a Kinect for my Xbox One, both Just Dance 2015 and 2016, downloaded Xbox Fitness for free, and Dance Central Spotlight came with the Kinect. So I’ve been using a variety of things to work out recently. I even did about 70 minutes on Saturday because I worked out before Girls’ Day started and then again with the girls, dancing and having a blast. I want to get to the point where I’m working out almost every day, even if it’s for 10 minutes sometimes. It’s still something.

For the past week or so, I’ve been thinking on the concept of owning a house in a year. With Sam and Lila, it would work. But we all decided it wasn’t the best move for financial reasons, and I’ve put the dream to rest for now. In a few years though, who knows? I’m not going to give up hope, but I will give in to living in the same apartment for a few years to save money. Lila is a pretty awesome roommate and person, so that’s going well. Sam even said he’d move into the apartment too, once we’ve been dating for a good amount of time, of course. That would help save even more money. And then we could save up the downpayment for an even better house than the one we were looking at.

Work is going great too. We launched the site mid-January and then last week I made it more compatible with mobile and kind of more web 2.0 styled. Feel free to go check it out and such. And if your company needs data storage solutions – whether that’s backup, private cloud, or a full storage solution – we can help you. 🙂


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Wednesday I was on diet.

Thursday I was on diet and went to the gym.

Friday I was on diet until dinner, cuz it was Halloween. Went to Greene Turtle with Babylon, Lucky, and a guy from my work.

Saturday and Sunday I was off diet.

Monday I was mostly on diet and did a weigh in. 8.2 pounds lost.

Tuesday I was on diet until dinner. Got Sarku since I was near the mall for my allergy shots and I was so hungry. Hung out with Spike a little while he was on break.

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Foods I tried:
– chicken with baked beans: meh, very meh. The chicken was a very small thing.

Wednesday I was off diet and just blah in general.

Thursday I was on diet except for the free donuts at work. Went to pick up some packages from the parents.

Friday I was on diet and went to the gym with TinyFists. Then went to see Boxtrolls with Spike. It was awesome!

Saturday and Sunday I was off diet and hung out with Babylon.

Monday I was on diet until dinner. Got my car fixed and had dinner with my mom.

Tuesday I was on diet until dinner. I finally ordered my new dining room chairs too! I’m so excited! I’m ordering the table on Saturday.

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Foods I tried:
– Cheddar broccoli rice: was okay, but not as much volume as the three cheese chicken

Wednesday I was on diet and went to the gym with Joey.

Thursday I was on diet and hung out with Babylon.

Friday I was on diet until dinner and went to the gym with TinyFists.

Saturday I did tutoring and then made buffalo chicken dip for a party that night I was going to with Babylon, TinyFists, and Red. Off diet.

Sunday was D&D. Off diet.

Monday I was on diet until dinner. Got pizza with my mom.

Tuesday I was on diet until dinner. Got chinese at the mall since I had to run errands down there.

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New foods I tried this week:
– turkey and stuffing: kinda salty, not bad though
– fettuccine alfredo: tasty, but could use a meat

Wednesday I was on diet and went to the gym. Gotta work on those 3 pounds I gained during La Festa. But I gained 6 last year, so that’s an improvement.

Thursday I was on diet and hung out with Babylon. We worked out a few issues that were bugging us recently and it made me feel so much better about things. Like a weight was lifted off me. So much better… also, 4.4 net pounds lost according to the morning’s weigh in.

Friday I was on mostly diet and went to the gym.

Saturday I was partially on diet and went with Red to get a pedicure and sushi. Then I hung out with Babylon.

Sunday was D&D and also a cheat day. Then Babylon and I had our third real date at a great BBQ place. And now it’s all sorts of official and such. Yay! Smiles for miles.

Monday I was mostly on diet, except for BBQ leftovers. Also, late shift for only the one day. Lost 7 pounds so far. Back down past the pre-La Festa weight.

Tuesday I was on diet until dinner and got my allergy shots. Watched the Apple Live Event. Super excited for the iPhone 6. The apple watch looks silly though.

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New foods I tried this week:
– coconut almond bar: melted in shipment, but tasty

Wednesday I was on diet and went to the gym. Also, hung out with Babylon.

Thursday I was on diet except for an amazing sandwich I made for dinner after late shift at work.

Friday I was on diet except for in the afternoon when I got a huge coffee from Starbucks to get me through a long late shift night at work. I was at work until 8pm. 12 hour day was long. Then I went up to Babylon’s house and we played video games and hung out.

Saturday I was off diet all day. Babylon and I made pancakes and bacon for breakfast. Then ran some errands and got food for grilling. I made the most amazing stuffing for some yellow and orange bell peppers. 10 oz of goat cheese, one can of corn, one can diced tomatoes, one small jar of artichokes. It. was. AMAZING!

Sunday I was off diet. I had breakfast with Babylon, went to visit my parents, had a late lunch with Spike, and then Spike and I hung out the rest of the evening. It was nice to see him again.

Monday I was on diet except for snack time at camp which was just cheese and crackers, so not even that bad, and sushi for dinner, which was a little worse. But I went to work at my real job after camp, so I kinda needed the dinner.

Tuesday I was on diet except for dinner.

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New foods I tried this week:
– Granola cereal: very sweet. They should’ve put more granola and less honey/sweetener.
– cinnamon bun: very dense, icing was weird, not that tasty, prefer the muffins
– fudge graham bar: kinda gritty tasting, but coated in chocolate
– honey mustard pretzel bits: very tasty but hardly any in the bag
– hearty beef stew: tasty, lots of stuff in it so it was decently ‘hearty’

Wednesday I was on diet until dinner, when I made Asian Chicken Legs to eat with Babylon. I had been planning on doing the recipe with wings, but the legs were much cheaper at the store. They turned out pretty delicious. I brought a few in to work for my supervisor and gave the rest to Babylon for lunch, so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat them again and go off diet again.

Thursday I was barely on diet. But I went to the gym with Wolfe since I didn’t get to go on Wednesday.

Friday I wasn’t on diet, since there were leftovers to finish, but I went to the gym again after work. Then I had dinner at UNOs and went to see Lucy with KrazyK. It was a good movie, but very trippy.

Saturday I was on diet. I had tutoring in the morning but the girl forgot we had a session and didn’t show up. Then I hung out with Babylon and we went to the Video Games Live concert together. It. Was. Awesome.

Sunday I was off diet because of D&D. But I did eat less than I used to.

Monday I was on diet. I really need to have more days like that. Ugh. I’ll get the hang of this eventually. At least I’m trying to go to the gym 2 or 3 times a week now.

Tuesday I was on diet until dinner. Got home late from work after staying to do some OT. So I was kinda starving. Temptation is hard when you’re really hungry. Sigh.

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New foods I tried this week:
– popcorn: lots in the bag, felt like an actual serving
– burger: pretty tasty but nothing like a real burger
– chocolate caramel bar: basically a chocolate granola bar, it was meh
– roast beef and garlic mashed potatoes: potatoes were a weird consistency but I mixed them with the gravy and it tasted much better, very little beef though, mostly gravy
– zesty herb snack mix: tries to be Chex mix, but fails. Still not bad though.
– apple cinnamon oatmeal: pretty good
– fettuccine alfredo: cheesy and tasty, but would have been better with chicken
– chocolate covered pretzels: there were only 7 in the bag, but they were tasty

Wednesday I was on diet and hit up the gym after a few weeks off. Yay for getting back on track!

Thursday I was on diet again.

Friday I was mostly on diet and went to the gym with TinyFistz. We got Subway for dinner and then headed to my house to be nerdy. She played Skyrim on her PC while I played on my xbox. We are the nerdiest of nerds.

Saturday started out on diet for breakfast. But we had fried chicken for lunch at my parents’ house. Then that night, Babylon, his roommate, and I had a little grilling time. Burgers and brats and grilled veggies. It was pretty awesome. We played video games and hung out and had a great time.

Sunday I had a diet lunch, but Chinese for dinner with Babylon. Though I barely ate any of it. I got three meals out of the one dish. Also, still sore from the gym.

Monday I had diet breakfast, but Chinese leftovers for lunch and dinner.

Tuesday I was on diet most of the day. But I grabbed sushi for dinner on the way home from my oil change because I had a rubbish day at work. I felt like couldn’t do anything right and just kept screwing stuff up. Ugh. Hate. I just wanted to go home and play Skyrim all day. Oh and I’m level 21 now.

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Post 100! Well, 100th public post, that is. Heh.

Today’s menu included:
– banana nut muffin
– Cheese Tortellini and salad
– Craving Shake
– Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
– hummus and pita chips

Well I was going to go to the gym after Annapolis today, but apparently my gym clothes are in my laundry basket and not in my gym bag. And I didn’t put another set of clothes into the bag. Cuz I’m apparently dumb. Drat.

And after Annapolis I was too tired to even go to work at my real job, so it’s probably better off this way.

The meatloaf was… Odd. Nothing like what I make. And it was slathered in tomato sauce and placed on top of the mashed potatoes. So everything mixed and it was weird. Meh.

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Today’s menu included:
– harvest nut bar
– Energy Shake
– spicy Kung Pao noodles
– Craving Shake
– Thick Crust Pizza and veggies

The bar was decent.

Noodles were spicy as promised but nothing crazy. Though not all the liquid was absorbed by the noodles so I had to drink it.

Pizza was about the same as yesterday’s, just rectangular instead of round.

Went to the gym after D&D and then grocery shopping for more veggies.

Around 1000 calories for the day. That should offset my transgression last night.

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