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In the Beginning Day 1

Published July 9, 2012 by Iniysa

13:30 (1:30 PM) Central Standard Time

So the day has finally come for my long fast to begin. I have pain reliever ready for the headaches I know are coming from the soon to be Dr Pepper withdrawal symptoms. It’s good that I am on vacation for this, I have no patients at all when I am in caffeine withdrawal, and can get quite nasty to people who talk to me, look at me, glance at me, come within a twenty foot radius of me…

With the many ‘well wishes’, ‘good lucks’ and ‘you’re insane’ messages to help me begin I embark on the long, hard journey to loose weight, create endurance and become physically fit. No more yo-yo dieting, I am making life style changes that are healthy and will keep me going in the right direction. I am doing it for me, I am doing it under God’s orders, and it all begins with a fast.

As thunder rolls outside, I come to realize that I bought the wrong battery for my scale. So I run to my Wii Fit, those batteries are dead too… Great… I glance out my window, I can run to work and use the scale there… but it’s pouring down rain… sigh… perhaps I am not to know how much I weigh? Or more likely, how much I have to loose. Suffice to say, I know I am near 300 pounds. I will try and get to the store at some point today and weigh myself for a proper reading. Until then I will drink my Strawberry, Banana, Apple juice slowly to try to make it last longer… 🙂

I am also in need of that before picture…

Yesterday, was a long day. I had planned to eat all of my favorites for my ‘last meal’, but that didn’t really work out. The cafe I helped open, put so much of my blood, sweat and tears into, was closing. Somehow most of the crew that was there at the beginning was still there in the end. So together we took it apart, sold the last of our food and said goodbye. We finished the night by heading to the pub where we drank,  remembered and toasted to new beginnings whatever those might be. So for me it was more then just the end of cheese, butter, oils and for a little while at least, food. It was the end of an era. The end of the days of working in the nice calm cafe when the deli became to overwhelming. Where will work now, when I need sanctuary from the inanity that is the deli? Yesterdays blog title would have been called: The End, because it was, in so many ways. But today is a new beginning, and it’s time to move forward.


An Introduction

Published April 14, 2010 by Iniysa

My name is Lauren Freeman, I am an aspiring writer, currently a vegetarian and I am doing well just to get by everyday. Welcome to my life, and the life of millions of other silent voices. Of course if no one ever reads this, then I guess my voice is still just as silent.

When I sat down to write this, I was thinking of making this blog dedicated to just my writing and the effort to becoming a published author. I would try to take you through my trials, questions and successes of the entire writing process. But I have more to say.

So then I thought I would have more then one blog, but I know myself; I would quit, quickly; if I had to log out and log in as a different user every time I had something to say on a different subject. I am great at starting things, planning things in detail; but finishing? Not so much, as I said before I know myself. So more then one blog is out, should I then make each subject a different entry? Or should each blog be like a news letter, with different parts? I suppose it would depend on the length of each subject and whether or not I want a certain subject to stand on its own or not.

If I post this blog, with the hopes that I would gain readers, perhaps you can help me stay on track. Talk to me, ask me questions, make comments, challenge me, and hopefully I will inspire someone else to move forward as well.

With all of that said, let me introduce myself.  At the age of 27, I have not really gone very far. Within an hours drive from my dad’s house, I live with several room mates of which I could probably write about in length, for years. That blog entry probably would not be very pretty, so I won’t go in to detail. Though I am sure you will hear all about them as life moves forward.

I have worked in the same café for four years now, before that I worked at a café with the exact same name, owned by the same people in a different location much closer to my dad’s.

I read, write go to work as the sales lead, come home, sleep and start all over again. That is my average day. But I am striving to live a much more out going life, much to my introverted self’s horror.  In truth I started this journey in September of 2009. I joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training and began spending all of my time walking/running long distances, and volunteering during every spare moment I had. I sold hundreds of over priced beers at countless concerts, sold thousands of food and drinks in concession stands at Houston Astros games (baseball). Worked event after event volunteering over 180 hours. In the end, I STILL could not raise enough money to even think about continuing when the amount I still needed appeared half way through. So I dropped out, but tried to help the teammate (we became good friends) I always walked/ran with make it the rest of the way. She did, and I volunteered at her marathon seeing her off, worked my shift then helped her limp back to the car.

September 2009 was also when I decided I was going to lose weight, and I am proud to say that I have now lost 50 pounds, and am still loosing.

2010 has been a year of changes. I am wearing clothes that have never fit me before, I am wearing make up having decided to move forward completely after my break up with my now ex-fiancé, who out of nowhere, broke up with me; leaving me homeless.

I have also applied for a better job! The long application is in, approved. I took a hard computerized test, and passed. I am now waiting on a credit check, if that is approved I will move forward to medical. Keep in mind I have not even been interviewed yet. If I get this job however, I will be moving from the Houston area, (a place I have lived in and around my entire life!) to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, just a short distance from where my sister and aunt live.  Though where in the world I will ever find the money for the move is a great mystery. But I really, really want this job, so I will make it happen. ..somehow…

The rest you will learn as I write, updating you on how events are going in my life. My weekends are currently booked with volunteer projects; you can get a much more up to date detail of what is happening, when it happens if you follow me on Twitter. My username is iniysa

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