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Old 01-13-2006, 06:57 AM   #316  
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Marie your sounding more motivated by the min. Keep it up I know its hard to fit that exercise in. I feel with my hours at work its tough.
I had a yuk day at work yesterday at the end of my day. My blood pressure was up and still seems to be and my sleep was off. I sometimes think I should find another job but in the same field. I like what I do and its not the work but the coworker politics who's who etc. I hate that game and some people strive for it. So I didn't make the best choices last night. I counted up my calories and had about 1700. I will straighten up today and not let others get the best of me. I am stronger than that I hope. Thank God they owe me some flex time and I only have to work til 2:30. Then I am going to spend some relaxing time and forget about work I hope. There is another position in my own county but it is posted now and with my vacation its tough to apply. I will still ck it out but don't think its going to work out. The hourly rate is lower and I have worked hard to get where I am after 7 years. I like my caseload and what I do. Its just the other stuff weighs in after awhile. Maybe after my vacation I will feel better about things. Thanks for listening and letting me vent. Maybe my day will be improved because of it. I would just like to know why some people have to act the way they do to make others upset. They get a thrill out of others feelings and its just wrong! Its so high school like I don't think even after turning 60 people ever grow up.
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Hi, there, happy Friday, woo-hoo! I plan to enjoy my long weekend, although I have to do few hours of work on the computer. I didn't work out at all yesterday--I slept late and very luxuriously in the morning, and had a meeting that ran very late yesterday. So I'll put in some overtime today and tomorrow to make my workout goals. but I've lost another pound, so I must be on the right track.

Carol, office politics are so draining! I hope something works out for you soon. When it starts to affect your health, you know it's time to figure out how to get another job and/or how not to internalize the crap that comes up everywhere people are.

Marie--Are you enjoying WATP? Leslie Sansone is a bit annoying (to me, anyway) but lots of folks love her, and use her tapes religiously. Good luck!

Tired, I hope you're feeling good today!

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Old 01-14-2006, 11:32 AM   #318  
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Carol, I have some words of wisdom for you. Office politics and annoying people are everywhere. Everytime I quit a job it was because of the politics or an annoying person that I just hated. So I'd quit and then get another job, only to find that there are new faces, but the same stuff still applies. So my words of wisdom, if you like your job and the caseload, stick with it and do your damn bast to ignore the rest. As you said, you worked hard to get where you are and the grass is no always greener on the other side of the fence.

Judy, I didn't find Leslie irritating. So that is a good sign. I'm in my exercise clothes right now and plan to do the video in a little while. I shopped yesterday for tons of baby stuff and that literally exhausted me after work. I think I bought enough so that we have the basic stuff needed for when the baby is born. BTW, we're less then a month before I become an evening babysitter. DS and GF are going to school/work in the evenings M-Th so those are my days to babysit. This week DH was told he was going back to swingshift so he won't be here to help. Yikes!!! I hope I remember everything.

Well, off I go. I hope you have a great weekend and I'll talk to you tomorrow.
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Hi all,

Sorry I haven't posted. Life is very busy these days, but much more positive than last year at this time. Since Marie gave me lots of good advice last spring (that I followed) I've been much more positive about life. I sort of cleaned out the closet of events, people, attitudes and activities that brought me down and what remains is the best of life - not perfect, but much better. So thank you Marie.

Carol, I'm sorry about the work stuff. That's part of what brought me down last year - it made me have to really rethink my role/goals. Like Marie said, there's going to be all kinds of people with all kinds of motivations in every work place, the key is finding your niche and figuring out why the people that bother you, bother you. Sometimes it means moving on, but for me it meant relooking at my priorities and goals and focusing on the part of my job that I do the best (classroom teaching) and like the best (being creative in a loving way in the classroom) and doing that. I had to remove myself from the people who were putting lots of energy into other aspects of the job that I didn't want to focus on or believe in.

Marie, I'm excited about the baby. I can't wait to hear all about him/her - do you know? You will be busy, but we'll be here to support you.

Judy, you sound so positive. Enjoy your weekend. As I write I'm drinking the most delicious, healthy raspberry yogurt (low fat), milk (1%) and frozen blueberry smoothie - yummy and good for you - a perfect match.

My eating hasn't been horrible - not the best, but certainly not the worst. I have a delicious, healthy chicken soup on the stove for dinner so I think it will be a healthy day.

Take care all. Thanks for being here. - Maureen
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Old 01-15-2006, 06:01 PM   #320  
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Glad to see you Maureen. I'm glad that things are going better so far this year. I hope it continues. The smoothie sounds delicious. I'm PMS and very munchie. I want everything in sight and nothing is making me feel full. I hate that. I should definitely be full be now.

We don't know the sex of the baby. DS and GF didn't want to know. So everything I bought was unisex (yellow and greens). I'm excited about the baby, but a little apprehensive on how much I will be babysitting. I've gotten pretty selfish in my me time and that's going to go away. I worry that will depress me.

Well, I will talk with you later. I did exercise yesterday and I'm going to exercise again today. I like the WATP videos and yesterday I did the 2 mile walk and that's the one I'm going to do again. DH and I are watching football, but I think that I'm going to do the walk during halftime.
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Hi all,

Marie, did you watch the Patriots game. We did. We were sad to see them lose.

Pretty good eating day. Lots going on here - the usual parenting and teaching work. The temperature went from the high 50's yesterday to around 12 degrees tonight. It's nice to have tomorrow off.

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Good morning everyone, it's been a good morning for me. I've already exercised and am almost done in front of my lightbox. I'm starting to get hungry for breakfast so I'm going to find something tasty for that.

Maureen, I did watch the game, but I don't like the Patriots. Sorry. I guess I'm so sick of hearing about their "dynasty" that I cheer for any team that is playing them - hence the Broncos on Saturday evening. I can, though, relate to feeling sad when your team loses. Mine lost lots this season - the Packers stunk this year. So sad a lot for about 5 minutes after the game.

We got snow last night and it's pretty. Lots on the pine trees. So it's white and wintry outside and I'm sitting here in front of my "sunshine" (lightbox) in my shorts (from exercising) pretending it's summer. I can dream, right????

Well, chat with you later.
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Hey, ladies! I'm working for a few hours today, even tho the office is closed, and enjoying the peace and quiet--and not ringing phones! I worked out this morning (more salsa) and have done pretty well in staying on track as I enter Week Two of the Curves six-week challenge. I can up my calories all the way to 1,600, yee-ha!

Watched a little football, too, but basically everyone I wanted to win lost. I had a fun free facial and makeover at Macy's on Saturday. I looked very glamorous as I shopped for groceries afterwards .

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Thank you all for you words of wisdom and I will use them in my first day back. I like your ideas and I think it is best for me to keep the job I have. After all why should I give up 2 weeks vacation and less money an hour and benefits. I get extra in my 401 as I have been there for a bit. So yearly they add a little extra in on their own if the company does well. There are times which I let things get to me and I need to not listen to others just do my own thing. Not let the crap get to me. So today I will center my thinking on my work and not the other stuff. If someone starts to talk about - stuff I will remove myself from the area. We'll see how it goes. I know I can deal with it just need to figure out the best way. Thanks for the ideas girls and I WILL go with them.
Yesterday the hubby and I HAD to clean out the whole kitchen. I contracted those little pantry moths. Oh not so nice. Brought them home most likely in bulk food. Needless to say lots of hours of cleaning out throwing out dry goods etc... Costly and not fun. Lots of reaching etc. must of burned a few calories. Now everything goes into plastic containers or my seal a meal bags or containers. Wow at least some early spring cleaning has begun. Forced but at least done. Hopefully we got the source of the problem. So watch out for bulk especially nuts.
Judy the facial sounds like a real treat. Good for you. I got in only 110 min. of my 200 goal workout. But I am going to reach it this week. I got to the gym 2 times . Really enjoyed it on saturday as there wasn't a crowded gym or machines to have to wait for.
Tired you sound like your doing so well. I am working on some of the same stuff you were at work. I am going to take the sounds advice and go in with a good attitude today.
Marie the baby will be such a pleasure that the time you spend will work out for you. After all put the baby in a stroller and walk that way you don't have to give that up. Your going to enjoy all the time you get to spend with the little one. Have you been knitting any blankets or sweaters? I am finishing up a Thomas the Train sweater for the youngest grand baby. He is 4 and waiting for gram to finish it up.
Well have a great day girls.
I am taking my bean soup for lunch and ate a healthy breakfast. I am calorie counting today and working out. Forward march thats for sure bathing suits in a few weeks to try on for my trip. That will motivat me!
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Carol--good luck with resolving the things on the job front. You don't want to go from the frying pan into the fire! If the benefits of staying outweigh the risks of leaving, it will be important for you to figure out how to keep the petty stuff from making you insane I'll think of you as I do my next workout, as we both try to reach our cardio goals. I did a Charlene Prickett tape this morning, and will go to Curves after work.

Marie, Maureen, hope you're having a good day!

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Hi everyone, sounds like everyone is on track to make their life better. I'm at work and sent DS#2 off to the military this morning. I'm very happy he's gone. He's been so self-centered the last few months that I'm glad the military gets to put up with him. My hope is that basic training and tech school will make him grow up. If not, at least I have a break from him. I was definitely not said when I left the airport after bringing him. Ecstatic, maybe.

Tonight is the start of American Idol and I really like that show, so that will be fun. It'll have to be recorded so that I can do my walking. I created a spreadsheet to track the walking distance. I decided I get a dollar for every mile and every two weeks I'll put that amount into a savings account. When I have enough (probably a year or two), I'm going to buy a new LCD projector for my entertainment system. My current one has a shadow and it's annoying when watching movies. So I have a goal. Cool, huh????

Carol, I think you're making a good choice not to let others drive you from a job you like.

Judy, I hope you enjoyed the quiet at your office. I used to do that but decided that my personal time was mine, so I stopped. Something about getting my workaholic problem under control. It is nice to work in peace, though. I definitely understand.

Tired, have a good week.

Well, back to work. Talk with you later.
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Thanks again girls for your advice and support. It was much better yesterday I confronted an issue early on in a calm manner. It was resolved quickly and I have decided to hang in there. Not try to get over excited about the little stuff cause stress is not good for me it drives my blood pressure up and my eating pattern wild. I do have to say its not just me at work with issues a coworker had her run around last week and continued a bit into yesterday. I will try to keep calm and think about my vacation. My job isn't so bad its just the little extras. I went to a needy families home yesterday afternoon and realize I do make a little difference in their sons life and it felt good. Pretty bad somethings we take for granted others just can't even do the simple things like get a new calendar for 2006, or figure out how to get their medicine etc... Sad but true. Every job would have its highs and lows I guess from talking with you all. Well my eating wasn't too bad yesterday except I did buy some choc. hearts with peppermint. There not as bad as some things but were my down end yesterday and probably ended in my rear end! Hah hah! I didn't go workout as my daughter called on the cell and said we were getting freezing rain and I'd better head home. Funny how the tables turn over the years! Well my lunch is made tuna with a little miracle whip, onion, celery, romaine lettuce on fresh Italian bread and a tomatoe sliced, yogurt. Have a great day sounds like we are all motivated Hurray for all of us. Marie I like your idea of a dollar a mile! I might have to try a spread sheet myself!
Judy I have a Denise Austin Pilates video tape and yoga its a twin set. Never used them got them at a garage sale. Maybe I should try them this week. Have you ever used those ones girls?
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Good morning! It's a good day for sleeping in--cold, gray and wet--and I had a hard time getting out of bed. I did a short workout, packed my lunch and am planning to have a good day. For several days my morning weight has fluctuated between 235-237. I really want it to be at the lower end for my curves weigh-in on Friday.

Carol, good for you, not letting your buttons get pushed! I struggle to remind myself that I can't control other people's actions, but I can control my reactions....doesn't always work for me, but it helps! Thank for sharing the thought about your clients. I have my health, a nice place to live, a job, etc., and should keep life's little irritations in perspective.

Marie, you post made me laugh out loud! I hope your son grows up a little while he's away. I like your incentive system, but wouldn't it be even better if someone else paid out the money?

Maureen, hope you're feeling good today!

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Morning everyone, Carol, glad to hear that you're letting the little things slide. Looking at how lucky we are helps. Perspective is a great thing. Good luck with getting some exercise in. I've never used those exercise videos. My little experience with Pilates is my machine and I don't like it. I guess I really like walking. I did the 2 mile walk yesterday. That was the fourth day in a row. Wow.

Judy, I'd love to give my spreadsheet to my kids and say pay up, but that isn't about to happen. I'm taking it out of my husband's pay every two weeks. Can't do it with mine since my paycheck is totally gone with the monthly bills. Sometimes it feels like I work for nothing, then I remember my house and know that my paycheck pays for it.

Good luck on the weighin on Friday, Judy. Even if the damn scale doesn't tell you, you're doing great. Just think how much healthier you are than you were before you started this journey.

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Girls I just want the little white square to change its numbers of course down and not up! I got on this a.m. because I am going to the doctors to get my bloodtest taken and I know they will put me on the scale. So figured might better do it myself so I have no shocks! I haven't moved it yet. I am trying increased my exercise but still need to do more, inc. water intake, still letting a few things in my intake I guess. THis will tell me for sure to straighten up. I put on about 3.5lbs over the holidays. I tell yah how dum that was! But we all seem to get taken in by all the goodies I guess it could of been worse. But Hawaii trip is coming. I did manage to go work out and pushed myself to do an extra few min. on the treadmill. 50 min. total workout. I am going to go back today or at least go for a walk depending on the weather. Then friday for sure back to the gym. Thanks for sharing Marie about your son, they all grow up someday and he will there for sure. I can't wait to visit my son and his wife. I need to bake cookies tonight to send off for his birthday the 24th. He love choc. crinkles and I didn't make them this year. His wife said at Christmas he was looking in the box and mentioned mom didn't send my favorites. So I will now! He will enjoy them and a little ck to go out!
150 min. to go before sunday. I am trying the 200 min. a week thing. Last week I didn't make it. I am going to try and eat less bread and I got back into pasta too. GOTTA let it all go. I am thinking of revisiting the South Beach diet. Oh why can't we just get thin quick???????????????????????????
I know off slow stays off! I know it all to well just doing it and making it stick is tough! Good luck all!
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