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Once again, I’ve been neglecting my blog. I was in a class all last month and the first half of this month, but now it’s over and I’m back to the regular grind of monotonous work, waking up at 2 am, not getting enough sleep, breathing recycled air that gives me a dry cough every night … oh, and not to mention I’ve been studying for my language test I have to take in a week that will literally determine my work evaluation for entire next year. After that I will either be in a really good mood, or a really bad mood … tune in at the end of next week to find out! :) Things aren’t really that bad, it’s just a quick update of the stress I’ve been putting myself through for about a month or so. But I’ve been doing a lot of studying, and I have a very good feeling about it so I’m praying and crossing my fingers that I will do well :)

On the lighter side of things, I just got my new Casio Exilim digital camera in the mail today. Yay! I was playing around with it and thought I’d take a photo of tonight’s dinner … turkey enchiladas. They were quite tasty, yet remarkably healthy, despite their appearance. I’ve been trying to lose weight over the last month or so. It sounds kind-of silly, but I’m actually using Weight Watchers Online to do it, too! I’m steady at 1 lb per week, which is perfect. I never feel too hungry or deprived, and I’m learning a lot about how to eat healthy. I was never really overweight, and I didn’t eat bad at all, but I’ve been maintaining the same weight for the last 6 years and thought I’d try and trim down a bit. So far so good :) In three or four months, if I keep it up and I’ve reached my “goal”, I’ll post some photos so you all can see the difference.

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.

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  1. Angie February 24, 2006 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Another camera? Geez girl, you sure like your photography! J/k… good luck on your test!

  2. dpmclan February 26, 2006 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Oooo, before and after photos, fun! I wish I’d done that. I guess I still can. 50lbs to go baby! Yeah!

  3. Trish February 28, 2006 at 10:56 am - Reply

    niki-hi! good luck on the dltp. what are you plans, are you staying in for another enlistment?trish

  4. Niki February 28, 2006 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    The plan is to get out in Dec ’07 … Ace too. He might stick around for “choice” orders as an MLI in DLI, but if not we’ll probably end up going back to NE and starting a family, unless we can get a contracting job somewhere cool for a year or so. :)

  5. Trish March 2, 2006 at 11:06 am - Reply

    cool! I thought you guys would be in ’til retirement. It’s great in the civilian world, but there are a lot of great advantages to the navy as well. I am definitely glad to be out, but miss the simple life of no bills and no insurance dealings/copays. Ahh the simple, but not so simple life.

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