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Hello again! [21 Mar 2008|02:59pm]
[ mood | determined ]

A lot of things have happened since we last "spoke".

I moved into a one bedroom for 6 months only to realize that I can barely live without my dear Allie P. So, we opted to move into a two-bedroom in the same complex, and I'd say we're pretty happy. :) The funny thing is, is that it's a bit like the Odd Couple. Since we last lived together, she has become the neat one, and I am still the slob. Now, I'm not messy in the I-leave-food-out-for-months kind of way, but I do leave my clothes and nonsense on the floor. Not intentionally though. Methinks it's the ADD.

Which speaking of, I believe has become a bit worse. On some days when I don't take my Adderall, I feel like I'm going to burst with all of the energy that I have in my body, and in order to do that I have to move or make some weird noise. (I know,it's weird.) Let me say that I noticed this when I was little, but I don't remember it being this bad. So, when I go to my doctor, I'm going to talk with him about it. I mean, I don't mind it, but I know the people around me do.

That leads me to Keith. :) My wonderful Keith. He's a Texas State Trooper, and he loves it. He went to the academy March of last year, and graduated in September. He'll be getting his own car soon, and he'll be patrolling the highways by himself starting March 30th. He.Is.Thrilled!!

In other big news, I'M ENGAGED!!! :D
Keith surprised me with the whole thing!! Here's how it happened:
It was the morning of September 28th and Keith had just graduated from the Texas State Trooper Academy. All of us (His Mom, Dad, sister, grandparents, my Mom, Misty, Mark, Amy and Chas) were outside chit-chatting with each other and talking about the ceremony and how proud we were of him. Well, I have my back turned to him talking to someone, and suddenly I feel him pull me toward him. I thought he was just being romantic and was going to dip and give me a big ol' kiss. (Well, I was kind of right.) He pulled me into his arms and gave me a big kiss and told me," I love you more than anything in the world." Next thing I know, he's on one knee with a ring in his hand and he said," It would make me so happy if you would be my wife. Will you marry me?" At this point, I'm so gobsmacked it takes me a while to realize that he just proposed. Of course, I said yes, and I started to cry, because I was so happy and completely shocked. I showed everyone the ring and I called everyone of my friends and family. My Mom was so excited she started crying. In fact, I think everyone was crying. It was such an amazing day!

The big day is January 3, 2009, and I cannot wait!!

On top of being engaged, Keith and I added a new addition to our family.
No, not a baby. A bird. :)
His/Her name is Artie, and I love her so! She/He's a Pied cockatiel and it's about 7 or 8 months old. It loves to explore, and we don't know the sex yet because in order to do that you have to have a DNA test. So, I'm just doing what's free and waiting to see if it lays eggs. Keith and I suspect that she's a girl, but we're waiting to find out. (I'll post picture.)
if you happen to be a cockatiel enthusiast, I'd love some tips for training.

That's about it for me. It's time for me to start doing my homework.
Until next time...

-Natalie

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alive [30 Apr 2007|01:23am]
I'm alive, I promise. Things are pretty much crazy here.

Good news though! Total weight loss to date: ~30lbs. I'm now a solid size 12, but I'm a size 10 in black trousers.

Kick ass.
I love you all.

-Natalie
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Weight loss update #2 [28 Sep 2006|12:11am]
[ mood | content ]

I figured you all would be rivited to hear the latest development of my weight loss saga. :) I'm REALLY trying to up my gym attendance to two times a week.I know that will help those numbers drop faster. Also, after my step class the afternoon, which kicked my butt by the way, I weighed myself and I was 197 lbs. I'm pretty happy about that number. I mean, granted I want to weigh less, but it really isn't a true measurement because I was super bloated and I had eaten lunch. However, I'm still under 200 lbs. which feels amazing, in my book. I guess my next update will be a week from now. I have a doctor's appointment in the morning and I'll be able to see where I am currently.

Thank you again for all of your support. It really does mean a lot to me.

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The times, they are a-changin' [14 Sep 2006|10:20pm]
[ mood | determined ]

I'd have to say things so far have not been bad at all. In fact, they've been working out quite well. :)

Keith and I celebrated on 2 year anniversary on Monday!! More details to come next time... :)

I just came back from shopping at Michael's for my cell project on biology. Now that I have an idea about what I'm doing and I actually have the materials to start things off, I'm a little more relaxed. Now, I'm just nervous that things won't execute properly. I just gotta have faith it'll all work out.

A couple of weeks ago, I was looking at some pictures of the wedding I was in, and I was so disappointed in myself. I am very unhappy with my current physical image. I didn't really know how big I was until I had looked at those photos. It was quite a blow. I had even written earlier this year that my new years resolution was to become a better person. In some aspect I could still use some work, but I told myself it still wasn't too late to still make a change for the better, so I decided it was time for a big change. I'd change a lot of my habits and start new ones. For example, I have completely given up sodas, which honestly, hasn't reallly been that hard. I've been hitting the gym once a week for a step class on wednesday with Tessa. I think it's much fun and I sweat a lot.

Then came another reason to lose weight...
My mother called me a couple weeks ago and proposed the idea of going on a trip somewhere over christmas break. After not a lot of deliberation, we decided on New York City, New York. When I went senior year I didn't get to see as much as I wanted to see and my mother just loves it. Now, let's be honest, I just don't think it's gonna look very good to be window shopping and being "posh", or at least trying to be, as a size 16. My goal is to lose 10-30 pounds by December 22.
My initial weight as of August 29th, was 202, and so for my first weight loss goal was 198. 4 pounds. I went to the doctor today and weighed in at..............196!! So far I've dropped 6 pounds. I'm pretty stoked! :) I've set my next goal at 192. That's 10 pounds from my original weight and give or take 4 pounds from my current weight.
Needless to say, I'm excited. (Words of encouragement/advise are recommended. )

God, it's 10 o'clock. I need to go to bed. Work in the morning and then much productive-ness afterwards.

--Natalie

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Sometimes you just have to laugh... [30 Aug 2006|09:03pm]
[ mood | blah ]

Life is funny, isn't it? I walked into my pig sty of a room this afternoon and I was gonna write on here about how I lost the promise ring Keith gave me and for everyone to keep any eye out for it. I'm glad I bit my tounge because I found it today!!!!!! Not to mention, my room is no longer a pig sty. It is AMAZING what shelves can do to your room.

On to weirder things...

I have NO idea what has been going on with me lately. I have just felt so weird. I don't feel like I belong to my body. (Does that make sense?) My self-image is way different than reality and I feel like it is throwing me off. For example, when I am walking, strolling, minding my own business I "imagine" my self as thin with longer hair... you know. When I look at myself in the mirror I feel, for lack of a better word, shocked. I don't feel like I'm 202 lbs. In retrospect, I sound really whiny. When I was planning this out in my head, it seemed deeper. Don't ya just hate that?
I mean, am I making any sense? Can anyone empathize or even sympathize?

It is my goal this year to loose a significant amount of weight. I'm going to give up the sodas, I'm going to gradually give up meat, I'm going to eat at home as much as possible and avoid fast food places, and I'm going to put my nose to the grind stone and get off of my ass. I have spoken with some people about doing a class at the rec center. I figured it couldn't hurt. Even if they don't do it, I'm gonna. I think it'll be fun.

To make a long story short, I don't feel like Natalie. I'm just not feeling like my normal self. It just doesn't seem very right. I appreciate all advice or anything else. :)

--Natalie

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[17 Aug 2006|01:03pm]
[ mood | happy ]

I'm back in Denton now. Well, I have been for a few days. Going home was SO much fun. I was sad leaving, beacuse I felt like I could have used a few more days. I loved seeing everyone and just taking it easy. Not to mention, I was so happy to see my puppy. I missed her a lot.

I've been making some head way on my room. I'm happy to report that I do have a floor. :) It feels good to give and throw suff away. Not to mention finding old treasures. Work is going well. My manager is leaving for another store, so I imagine how hectic it is going to be for the next few days. Oy! School starts in two weeks too. Oh this should be fun.

I need to go back to IKEA sometime soon to return somethings. Anyone wanna come along?

OH YEAH! Eli Young Band is playing at the North Texas State Fair on the 22nd. I.AM.SO.THERE. Doesn't that start tomorrow?

That's it. Time to get dressed and run a few errands before I go to work.

--Natalie

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America has talent?? [04 Aug 2006|11:28pm]
[ mood | weird ]

Well hello folks. It's been one hell of a week, however there's still not a lot to report.

The birthday was lots of fun! I took 10 shots that night and hung out with some wonderful people! Thanks to: Robyn, Misty, Freddy, Keith, Allie, John, Ashley, Carolyn, and the random sheriff for a great night on the town! It's been nice to order a drink and flash my ID. :)

I'm excited about going home is less than a week. For those who don't know, I'll be home Aug. 10-13. The night of the 11th and probably the 12th is already occupied, so make your plans while you can!! lol I'm kidding... a little.

I've noticed I've been acting very, not like myself recently. I've been really antsy, impatient, and well... a lot of negatives. Like, for example, this evening I got really competitive. (It's a side I'm not really proud of.) I just seem to get irritated more eaily now-a-days. I don't know, I just feel weird and frankly, not myself. Maybe it's the period. Hell, maybe I just need a damn vacation. I can't wait to sleep in my bed, see my puppy, and my mom. God, it seems like it has been years.(Since New Year's to be exact.)

Holy crap! According to Xangazon, Grey's Anatomy Season 2 comes out, September 12th!! Mark your calanders!!

Anyway, I'm going to attempt to be productive.

--Natalie

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[15 Jul 2006|12:09am]
I think Stuart has Ich. :(
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Les Miserables.. [28 Jun 2006|11:07am]
[ mood | happy ]

Wow. What a night!

Keith took me to see Les Miserables and it was incredible!! I can see now why he loves it so much. The music, the acting the stage was just magnificent. Definately the music for sure. It just sort of carries you away.
I set a new world record for the number of times I cried. 5. That's right folks, 5 different times. It was so powerful and so sad. You could feel the pain in their voice when they were singing. Oh!

"To love another person is to see the face of God."

--Natalie

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Guasacaca... [22 Jun 2006|01:14am]
[ mood | crazy ]

Okay people. It's time to ban together!

I just wanted to post this ahead of time so you all can request off work and shower me with attention.
And no, the second part isn't optional... ;)

While my actual birthday is on the 25th of July, that's on a Tuesday. No bueno. I mean, you're welcome to join my humble Fry St. crawl attempt, the real party will be 28th and 29th. 18 and over are welcome to join this event. Even if you're younger than me, you can still laugh at my drunkeness. You know you want to...
I don't know plans yet, but I will keep you all informed.

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[09 Jun 2006|12:21am]

Okay, so most of the clutter is gone, but I still am unsatsfied with the decor, but I hope to go shopping sometime soon and fix it.


I gave away some of my clothes and I still have a few more things I can part with or throw away. It's funny how much crap you don't use. I just hope someone uses it and loves it as much as I did once. Speaking of, I don't know if anybody remembers the dress I wore to freshman band banquet, but if anyone wanted it, I'll let you have it. I never wear it anymore, and I just want to give it to a good home. It's a size 14.


Here's a pic:

Piccy McpiccersonCollapse )


Just let me know.


I just want some sprucing up around here. I think I'm going to put up pictures of my room and let you all give me ideas. I'm just fresh out.


--Natalie

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Ideas [26 May 2006|01:43am]
Okay, so I would LOVE ideas from you guys about how I could decorate my room.

My room is so plain, and I just want some creative ideas for some stuff to put on the walls. Maybe something other than a poster.

Thanks for all of your ideas.
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FOr those who have been keeping up... [11 May 2006|01:06am]
[ mood | crazy ]

Well, I got another idea for my foot tattoo. Instead of my zodiac sign, I think I've found something I like a little more:
Sneak a peekCollapse )


Thoughts?
Yeah, I think it's pretty awesome too.

--Natalie

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She was lookin' kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb... [07 May 2006|01:59pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

So, Amy and I went to Sam Moon yesterday. Well, I was a bit disappointed. There was a whole lot of hype and not much else. It was like Black Friday in there. I felt like a sardine. guh. Not to mention, there wasn't much stuff in the way of cuteness. Okay, there was SOME cool stuff there, but not really. I ended up buying a wallet and some jewelry.

The one word that comes to mind: Mine?

Anyhoo, I'm cleaning my room today and then heading to work. Nicole and I are trying to set up a time to work on our math final. Which leads me to the fact that I almost forgot I had a final tomorrow. MY LAST DIXON CLASS!! (I need to call Megan.)

You know, I think I'm actually going to be a senior next semester. lol And I STILL won't be close to finishing. Man, that's awesome.

Well, okay team. Time to continue my mission. I also need to get something to eat.

Das ist alles.
--Natalie

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She swears the moon don't hang quite as high as it used to... [05 May 2006|12:43am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

I am so excited!...yet nervous...
Why's that, you ask?

I'm making Kristina's prom corsage!! (That's Keith's little sister.)
I'm nervous because well... I'm intimidated. I want it to be rockin'.

Now, according to Keith's mother, her dress is this color blue:


Now, I was going to do white sweetheart roses, with baby's breath and sheer white ribbon, but I was rethinking the ribbon color to either silver or blue. Hopefully I can find the right blue. It would be better to have her with me to pick out the ribbon color, but I'll do the best I can.

I just want her to love it. It would kill me if I screwed this up for her. If nothing else, I could go to Irving and go to a floral counter with her or her mother and pick out a matching colored ribbon.

Am I freaking out too much?


Probably.
--Natalie

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If you want it... [25 Apr 2006|04:30pm]
[ mood | quixotic ]

God, please let this awesome streak last for a while. That would really be nice.
Thanks, Natalie


Wow, talk about amazing. These past couple of days has been well.. righteous? First I got the amazing chance to go to Florida for my cousin's wedding, (which was awesome by the way.) Then I come home, buy the 3rd volume of Family Guy on DVD, clean my room and my car, get a head start on homework, AND it feels wonderful outside! But these are what I'm most proud of...

First-
I bought new rear speakers for my baby girl, Aiko. They're good speakers and they'll last me one hell of a long time. At least they better... oh well, that's why I bought a warranty. Up next, a new CD deck.

Second-
I got a 100 on my case study! I am thrilled!!!! Even though I'll still make a B in Child Development, the fact that I got a 100, makes a happy panda.

Now, if I could only grasp Halo fighting techniques.
--Natalie


3 months until my big day!

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Florida [20 Apr 2006|03:23pm]
[ mood | excited ]

I GET TO SEE MY LAURIE TOMORROW!!!!!

<33

*mucho excitement*

--Natalie

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[11 Apr 2006|01:23pm]
So... I've been thinking about going vegetarian.
Meat has been grossing me outlately.
I think I'm going to try for a couple weeks and then see how it goes.
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[11 Apr 2006|02:52am]
[ mood | amused ]

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||||| 50%
Stability |||||||||||| 46%
Orderliness |||||||||| 40%
Accommodation |||||||||||||||| 70%
Interdependence |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Intellectual |||||||||||| 50%
Mystical |||||||||||||||| 63%
Artistic |||||||||| 36%
Religious |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Hedonism |||||||||| 36%
Materialism |||||||||||| 50%
Narcissism |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Adventurousness |||||||||||| 50%
Work ethic |||||||||||| 43%
Self absorbed |||||||||||| 43%
Conflict seeking || 10%
Need to dominate |||||||||||| 43%
Romantic |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Avoidant |||| 16%
Anti-authority |||||||||||| 43%
Wealth |||||||||| 36%
Dependency |||||||||||| 50%
Change averse |||||||||||| 43%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||| 56%
Individuality |||||||||| 36%
Sexuality |||||||||||||| 56%
Peter pan complex |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Physical Fitness || 10%
Histrionic |||||||||||| 43%
Paranoia |||||||||| 36%
Vanity |||||||||||||| 56%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||| 56%
Female cliche |||||||||||| 43%
Take Free Advanced Global Personality Test
personality tests by similarminds.com

What does this mean?

Stability results were medium which suggests you are moderately relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.

Orderliness results were moderately low which suggests you are, at times, overly flexible, improvised, and fun seeking at the expense of reliability, work ethic, and long term accomplishment.

Extraversion results were medium which suggests you are moderately talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting.

AND
messy, disorganized, not rule conscious, rebellious, rash, weird, ambivalent about chaos, likes bizarre things, anti-authority, not good at saving money, not a perfectionist, leaves many things unfinished, low self control, strange, desires more attention, romantic daydreamer, abstract, impractical, unproductive, leisurely, likes the unknown
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[06 Apr 2006|12:30pm]
Another thought: Is it weird that I know I'm overwieght, but when I think about my self image, I think of myself as very..."normal looking" and a lot skinnier...?
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