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Happy Wednesday!

I did my third workout of the week today. Here I am getting ready to change back into my buisness casual attire afterwards!


The weather was pretty nice until it started raining… then it was perfect! The summer I met Jared, it rained nearly every day. This is weird in Clarion, as the first 5 years I lived there, the drought was so bad that we ran out of water at least once a week. SO, a summer full of rain was weird, but not as weird as the stuff that we did that summer. Instead of being cooped up inside all of the time, we would go for walks or drives, or spend time down by the river. Our favorite place to walk to was the cemetery up the road from his house – no matter how weird this is, it was really peaceful and dark so we could see the stars really clearly (when it wasn’t raining). We would bring beer nearly everywhere, and just sit and drink and talk about everything – seriously, everything. Religion, music, life, whatever. We just talked and talked until the sun came up.

Naturally, I have really fond memories of our first summer together. It was a true summer love – the kind that changes your life. We had plenty of fights and break-ups over stupid things between then and the time we got married, but every time I feel, hear, or even smell the rain, I think of him fondly and remember all the reasons that I started loving him. Its pretty cool. I have a special reminder pretty frequently about how special our relationship is. I’m not any kind of marriage professional or anything, but for me, it helps to embrace the small things so that I can keep the gratitude going. The last thing I want to do is take Jared for granted and lose him. Because I work in counseling, I’m aware that that is a VERY common problem that is usually the beginning of the end.

Anyways, enough about our relationship. Spring break is over and I’m trying to get back into the swing of school. I’m feeling pretty whooped. My legs are tired and sore from this week, and I haven’t been getting enough sleep. I’ve been continuing on my calorie counting very well, and I haven’t been feeling overly hungry or uncomfortable, but I do feel my energy levels struggling. I’m thinking of upping my calories on my longer days. For example, today I’ve only had 1220 calories, and I feel great. Yesterday, I ended the day at 1330 calories, and although I wasn’t hungry, I was so so SO tired. I need to try to eat more fruits and veggies to keep my energy levels up on the days I don’t get much sleep. I have been eating like a bag of steamables broccoli each day I work, which counts for like three servings of veggies, but I know I can do better than that. I’m definitely looking forward to fruit season coming back around. As for other stuff, not too much happening in my life. Just counting the weeks until I’m done with school (4 official weeks left).