30-Somethings - 30 Something's Daily Chat Oct 20th

10-20-2008, 09:05 AM
Morning everyone! Just chugging along. Love my new Wii. Started the 30 day shred this morning and am taking my C25K outside again today. Feeling really great!!

Poppy (aka Valerie aka Poopy) - Just wanted to say I completely understand the driving home crying from the job thing. My boss is a big butthead and there are many, many times I have been reduced to tears by that worthless poophead. Hugs to you. And congrats again.

10-20-2008, 09:08 AM
Yes I am an idiot - can someone change the title to say 10/20. Thanks.

10-20-2008, 09:10 AM
Hi Ladies! :wave:

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!
I had a pretty good weekend, but of course it flew by WAY too quickly!!

I'm excited for tonight...I get to see COLDPLAY for the 2nd time! I LOVE their latest CD!!:carrot:

I'm also happy that I don't have to go to french class tonight...but sssshhhhhhhh "I'm out of town today." :lol:
What my professor doesn't know won't hurt her! ;)
Afterall, I paid $100 for the ticket WAY before I knew I was going to take the class...so there's my reasoning right there! :lol:

What did everyone do this weekend and what are your plans for this week?

Besides my concert, not much else going on with me this week...work...sleep...french homework...going to the gym at least twice and may be going to the movies on Friday or Saturday...that's all I've got!

10-20-2008, 09:10 AM
:lol: We both just started the thread at the same time! :lol:

10-20-2008, 09:19 AM
Good morning girls! Doing okay this morning. The only bad thing is that my headache from yesterday is still lingering. I think I may have caused it by not drinking enough water during the weekend, not sure. Or, it could be the low temps here, as I'm not used to them yet (having moved here from FL this past summer).

Hey aspar, have you done any of the BL video workouts? I want to start the 30 day shred but kinda fear that it's difficult. Jillian's other workout dvds didn't guide you enough, so I haven't popped one of those back in lately.

10-20-2008, 09:24 AM
Asparagus (my fave food by the way...LOL)... thanks so much for the support!!! You don't know how much it is appreciated. I blogged on sparkpeople about my new job and I got this poison email from one of the people on my friends list saying so much negativity that I was taking a chance on changing jobs and that I shouldn't have told them why I was really leaving because it's not wise to trash your current employer. I didn't trash anybody and have no idea how she got that impression. At first I didn't know what to make of it but throughout the whole thing she questioned my integrity for trashing my boss and telling me that I was stupid for changing because (and I quote)... "Last one hired, first one fired..." Geez... just a loon bag. I lit into her and she apologized but I'm trying to figure out how to remove her from my friends list. You would not believe the things she was saying... amazing.

Anyway, today I get to give my notice. I'm actually quite nervous about it. I hate confrontations. I'm also going to try to have a talk with the woman who trained me (assuming they don't make me leave after I give notice) because I know that they will try to slam her with all my work and I don't want her to be blind-sided when it happens. I also want her to hear it from me, not from them. All of the girls I work with know how unhappy I've been almost since I started there in 12/07. My boss is so anal, he drives everyone crazy... even people who don't work directly for him. My other boss is just plain rude and obnoxious. I will be so happy to get away from them.

So stay tuned and I will post as soon as I can later today to tell you all what happened. I have a parent/teacher conference later too so that might delay my posting but I will as soon as I have something to tell (and I can get to my 'puter)...

Have a really good monday all! I cannot wait to do my Turbo Jam later so I can punch and kick and forget about all this stress!!!


10-20-2008, 09:30 AM
Hey all...

Valerie, good luck today. Can't wait to hear how it went.

Asparagus, I was doing the c25k last year. Should have kept up with it, but could never get myself past the 2 mile mark!!! After about two months of not getting any further, i gave up :( should probably start again, as I love jogging, need to get some better shoes, though. Have a great day!

Ra=nger, hope the headache is better!!

Cleaning a bit, then off to Sears for a pair of pants. Also to CVS, they have these great pillar candle "lights" that I want for Christmas, and they're pretty cheap.

Hope everyone has a great day!!


10-20-2008, 09:36 AM
poppy- I'll be thinking about you today. I'm sure the notice will go okay. And, you need to do what makes you happy. Heck with anyone who thinks otherwise!

pma- thanks! Have fun shopping!

10-20-2008, 09:40 AM
Mornin' All!

Popping in quick here. Gotcha all merged! :D Have a great day!

10-20-2008, 10:32 AM
Godd Afternoon All
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE STOP ME EATING CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!! don't know what it is I went 8 weeks without the stuff and now I can't stop eating it!!!! it's not as if I'm even enjoying it!!!
I'm on a bit of a downer at the moment (hence the chocolate) can't work out why, think I just need a big kick up the butt.
Asparagus - Did you get the Wii fit???? We love ours, that's when I can prize my DS off it to have a go.
Poppy - I full understand where you are coming from, I am not happy at work. I hate coming, some days a whole day passes without anyone speaking to me. I have a single office across the building from my colleagues but they only venture in here if they want anything. I've been here 5 months, all was rosey for the first 3 but now my boss is morphing into Ms Hyde (as apose to Dr Jekyll (I think I've got them the right way round!!!)) I have had an interview and am waiting on a date for 2nd round (I already know I'm through!) but we've also decided to try for a baby so moving jobs might be a big mistake. It all depends which comes first!!
Wifey - Hope you enjoy Coldplay, not one of my favourite but I do listen to some of their stuff and yes it's better than a French class any day!
We get our kitten this week. I'm picking him up tomorrow night - can't wait!!! bought all the things we need at the weekend so just need to bring the ball of fluff home now.
Have great day everyone and stay away from chocolate - it takes a hold and won't let you go!!!!!!!
I'm off for some water to get rid of the taste

10-20-2008, 11:06 AM
Hiya everyone!

Apara...Wii..as inteh video game console? (If I can use that to lose weight, I can get one and my hubby won't grumbled. *snicker*

Poppy...The person that was rude to you, she is sick because she doesn't have the guys to do what you are doing! You Go Girl!

Ranger...*hugs* I get headaches whenever I don't get enough water. They suck!

Oh....Could be your craving it cause 1. you need something in it, or 2. you have gone cold turkey and are losing it. No worries, get it eaten and get it out of your system and get back to your program. Just remember, make one daya week your chocolate day, have something and you will feel better cause it is in your plan, and you won't binge on it either!

As for me..my butt hurts. I broke my tailbone a few years ago, okay I crushed it into a million (15) peices. I think my bike riding has aggrivated it. So my riding today was slow and steady. I got 10 miles in and that brings my total to 73. WooT!

10-20-2008, 11:14 AM
I did the same thing falling down a flight of stairs. I have a gel seat on my bike which helps imensley, they aren't that expensive, the theory behind them is that the longer you sit on it the softer it gets and it does work!!!

10-20-2008, 11:26 AM
:wave: Morning All!!! :wave:

Trying a new morning drink this week. No coffee :fr: , but tea instead? I like tea, but I love me some coffee. Hoping that all works out. :cp:
So busy weekend, fun weekend, party all weekend long kinda of weekend here. I deserved it though. It was nice to hang out with the hubbers and our friends. We are making a note to do this more often too. Got our events planned up through January. Of course some of the events include kiddies, but no more of us staying home and being bummed out bored. :D

Well more of the usuall here... gym, errands and haiving fun with the kiddies. Maybe even stop off at a Coffee shop and get a tea when we are out and about, as it is chilly here. :chin:

asparagus -- Best of luck with the new program.

Poppy --- Best of luck in the new job.
Boooooo on the nah sayers.

RangerChic --- Drink up some extra water today. Hoping the headache leeeeaves soon.

Well I need to get my rear in gear and head off to the gym and do my errands, I'll stop in later. Hope everyone has a great Monday!!!! :sunny:

10-20-2008, 12:00 PM
Wifey - Have fun at your concert - I don't really know Coldplay but I know they are popular.

Poppy - OMG that is awful - the point of on-line stuff like this is support. If someone doesn't like it, they can just skip over it all. This summer I would not have survived my boss without being able to call my mom/brothers/sister crying whenever it got too much. I work in an office with four other people (all men) and this summer he bought all of them a MacBook Air and told them not to tell me about it. Then he gave them all $150 off a new I-Phone and when I asked him about it, he lied and refused to tell me about it. Oh even writing that now just makes my blood boil. Plus, he is arrogant but really insecure and not too bright. Bleh. I just know that one day I will have a better job but he will be stuck being himself for the rest of his life. Haha. How 'bout that for negativity?? Anyway super duper good luck at giving notice.

Ranger - I have done some of the BL work-outs (I think the first one) but it always bored me. I think I can do this one because it is a challenge and there is an end day (30 days) because, otherwise, I am not a huge fan of the DVD's.

P - You should start doing the C25K again. I did it outside this morning in a hilly area - OMG I thought I was dying and then I ended up doing .75 miles less than in the gym. Oh well. Plus I was pushing a jogging stroller the whole time. I really want to be able to do the 5K here at Thanksgiving and it is going to be outside so I need to get accustomed to that.

Lauren - Thanks!

Oh2be - Yep, I got the Wii fit. I did every single exercise yesterday and, man, those planks kicked my sides butt (that was a weird statement). Yay for kittens. What kind are you getting?

Kati - You should get it! The Wii Fit has all these different exercise games and Jillian Michaels has a game that will be out at the end of this month. I already ordered it for my mom for her birthday so I will have to let you all know how it is.

lois lane
10-20-2008, 12:16 PM
Morning everyone!!!!!

Poppy, I'll be thinking of you, good luck. When are you gonna let us know what the new job is?

Pearfreak, good memories-my grandma and her sister were big tea drinkers, I can see them together now laughing it up and drinking their tea. Bobbing those tea bags up and down, lol. It is very good though.

Ohtobethin, I find this to be the worse time of year for me and Chocolate. I just cant buy any or I will eat it! Good luck with keeping it at bay.

Wifey, enjoy your concert tonight!

Ranger, hope you get some relief from your headache.

Pam, are those the candles that you turn off and on....no burning?

Hey to everyone else!

This weekend we had two boys spending the night (Friday) then two girls (Sat). One of the girls was sick - she thinks she has strep. She was a tag along of the other girl. Who sends their kids on sleepovers sick?????? She had a fever and she vomited in DD's bed. Would of sent her home after that but her mom was out of town. UGH!

Hope everyone has a great day! Talk later...

10-20-2008, 12:30 PM
This weekend we had two boys spending the night (Friday) then two girls (Sat). One of the girls was sick - she thinks she has strep. She was a tag along of the other girl. Who sends their kids on sleepovers sick?????? She had a fever and she vomited in DD's bed. Would of sent her home after that but her mom was out of town. UGH!

Wow, that's pretty bad IMO that the mom was out of town and let her sick kid go over some other families home. Seems rude on her part.

10-20-2008, 01:37 PM
Alicia, yeah the candles that are battery-powered. I use them on my mantle, had real ones last year & owund up turning my ceiling black :( they were on sale 15.00 for a set of three, got tweo sets & they came to 10.00 each!!! WOO-HOO!! BTW...hope your kiddos don't get sick. I hate cleaning up my own kids vomit, can't imagine swomeone else's. yech.

10-20-2008, 03:06 PM
Good luck, Poppy!
I'm slow-roasting a roast today, gonna have it with onions and carrots roasted with it.
I have borrowed DD's ipod, and am going jogging with it today. That will be fun, but if I get hooked on it, I will want one of my own for Christmas.
Re: Tea, I don't drink enough of it, and I want to try some of the flavoured white teas out there. Our good friend Lyn (where has she been, anyway?) has a list of good ones on her blog, I'll look at it and try to see if we have the same brands here in Newfie.

10-20-2008, 03:12 PM
I want to get into tea, but I don't know where to start. Any recs for cheap teas to make/get that taste good? A friend had some kind of iced green tea with honey and something else maybe a couple months ago and I kinda liked that. Course, I'd like to try some hot ones too since it's getting cold here in the mountains!

10-20-2008, 06:38 PM
Just joined SparkPeople, even though I'm not sure I'll use it all the time. Who else is on there? I'm "WriterChicky."

10-20-2008, 09:43 PM
Hey all!! Well, I wish I had something exciting to report like my boss burst into tears and hung on my leg begging me to stay but alas... he didn't... LOL

I told him the reason I was leaving was because I didn't like how he ignored my request for full time and he says something like "Well, I'm sorry that you feel it wasn't handled with the importance it deserved." I told him that it had nothing to do with how I felt, He DIDN'T handle it with the importance that it deserved. Then he says... (as though I had just come in there and told him I had gotten fired)...

"Well if you want to stay, I can go to bat for you."

I told him... "You should have already done that." Well, what could he say after that? LOL

Then just as he had told me that my full time request was bad timing, he then mentioned that me givig notice was bad timing. I said, that no matter what I did, it was always bad timing. Again, what could he say to that.

Then I spoke with the girls in the office and they were happy for me but sad to see me leave. They are all amazed that I lasted as long as I did, as am I. If a job came along sooner, I would have taken it but this one was the one that I was waiting for. I know everything happens for a reason!!!!

None of the managers said anything to me all day. The owners walked past me several times and said nothing. Napoleon said nothing. He talked to me as though nothing was different. I cannot wait to start my new job and get away from these loonbags.

So on the tea subject, you guys have got to try Turkey Hill Diet Green Tea w/ Honey. It is the best tea (besides homemade) that I've ever tasted!! Yum!! It's in the refrigerated section near the OJ.

Oh2bethin... You owe it to yourself and baby to be to be calm and happy during a pregnancy. I would never tell you what to do but I would hate to see you feel trapped in a job you hate. Just find something else (anything else). That's what I did. I am going to make an entire career change because that is what I need to do for my sanity. I wish you the best of luck with what ever you decide.

Ranger... I'm on SP!!! Click my page link below and add me as a friend and I'll do the same for you! I still haven't figured out how to do a member search for someone... dopey huh? LOL

Thanks for all the support everyone. I cnnot thank you enough for your patience with my moaning and groaning!! LOL Love you all!!!


10-20-2008, 10:37 PM
Hey all!

I'm obsessing, trying to find a local gym cuz I miss lifting weights with my arms and legs, but I'm not finding anything I like. How do you guys work those muscles at home?

anyway, wifey!!! Please do let us know how the Coldplay show is. I saw them at MSG during their X&Y tour, but I didn't get a chance to see 'em this year.

This week's plans? Hmm... maybe a little freelance proofreading and trying to find alternate ways to work out other than doing just the WATP dvds...

10-20-2008, 10:45 PM
HI everyone!

Valerie I am so happy for you! you are going to be out of there before you know it! :cheer: keep your chin up! and leave like a lady! don't let him have the best laugh, he will have nothing bad to say about you, and you will feel like a million bucks! You are if anything building character. :hug:

:wave: everyone!

I had a great day, I went today for the first time to volunteer at Sean's school, I kept telling them I am available to volunteer any time and they never asked, last week the principal of the school called me and asked me to help with scolastics sales, I was happy to help, it was great!
I had to run some errands on the way home and then Sean came back home, it was great day overall! yeah!!!
I don't have time to post individually I wish I did
I will see you guys tomorrow

10-20-2008, 10:50 PM
Blackdove - You should join us on our 30 Day Shred challenge. My legs, abs, and shoulders are hurting tonight. I think the thread got moved to the challenge sub-forum but it is called something like 30 something shred challenge.

10-20-2008, 11:25 PM
Blackdove... Turbo Jam Maximum Results Package!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yeah baby!!!

Thanks happy!! That made me feel good. Leavin' like a lady sounds good!! LOL

10-21-2008, 12:08 AM
Sarah and Poppy: Thanks for the recs!! I'll have to check 'em out :)

10-21-2008, 03:09 AM
Oh hey thought I would throw my two sense into the weight trianing thing...

My husband put on around 30 pounds of extra muscle in thelast year, man that boy is RIPPED!

He does the strength exercises developed by the Army..duh LOL he IS army!

Anyways, he does a set of exercises that srengthen each muscle group. When he first startted he couldn't do 13 push-ups, now he is doing 80 in 2 minutes. He could do around 15 sits ups, now he is doing around 100 or so of them in two minutes. PLus he went from not being able to run across a room to running two miles in less than 16 minutes. Also, he couldn't lift himself, now he can left himself and hold himself up for around 5 minutes.

Plus, the cool thing about the set of exercises, the only peice of equipment you need is YOURSELF!

Let me know if you are interested and I can take pictures of the exercises and explain how to do them, safely, and how to work up doing some serious buffing and toning. :)