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Old 11-15-2006, 08:33 PM   #271  
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Still don't have access to the internet, therefore can't look at anything like bank accounts, visa statements, etc or the 3FC site. I may have to go to an Internet café shortly and see what's happening.

I hurt my back last Sunday. Stupid thing to do as it has made life quite difficult really. Don't know what or how it happened. I had packed my suitcase (for the last time) and I was on my knees on the floor doing it. Then I stood up and wandered around the hotel room to check I had everything that was mine (and the odd shampoo and soap that wasn't!). Then I stood over the case, slightly bent at the waist and looking into the case, when whammo, all things went black and red with the pain. I staggered over to the bed and threw myself on it until the worst of the pain abated and then worked out what I could and couldn't do. Surprisingly, what I could do was bend and twist, but I couldn't walk in a straight line and sort of crabbed along sideways. Must have looked very unusual in a Casino Hotel!!!

Anyway, I can do most things again, but still get the odd twinge - just to let me know it is not going away in a hurry. I tried exercise yesterday but found that speed walking impacted the back and it was quite sore afterwards. Today I will try swimming after work in the complex pool. No one seems to use it much and since we finish at 3.00pm today and have a 3 day break, I will be able to go in when there are not many people about. We have a roster here which has us working for six days, then a 1 day break, then 4 days and a 3 day break. This is to enable people who travel to have some extra time at their destination. If I ever get the internet, I'll be able to plan a trip home - and we have 2 weeks off at Christmas!

The job is going okay. Not a lot to do at the moment but read directions and follow up with questions for stuff I don't understand. Which is a fair amount since the powers that be have seen fit to have me sort out a module of SAP I know little about! It's called PP-PI-QM or production planning (giant recipe for what ingredients go into the ore or are used by the process to make Nickel and Cobalt), and quality management. I won't bore you with the details.

It's getting hot, hot, hot up here. The country is suffereing some strange weather at the moment. We are getting 34C and Brisbane yesterday had gale force winds and hale. Sydney copped some too, while the south of the country is kneedeep in snow or ice. All this at the end of Spring. Global warming - hello!

Hope everyone on site is okay. My love to you and Jen. Please feel free to copy and paste this onto site if you want to.

I'll be back

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Old 11-15-2006, 10:49 PM   #272  
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Hey, I made it. Finally. But I won't be back proper until Monday as we have 3 days off in the roster schedule - see my note to Mel.

Yep the twit from Groote is coming up. However he doesn't get here until December (can you believe he asked for time off because he is exhausted from the contract he is just finishing this week?) My boss said no. If he couldn't start at the beginning of December he wouldn't be starting at all. It was quite funny how she told me. She sat on the edge of my desk and said - I haven't been quite honest with you! The Twit is coming here to work as well. I didn't tell you because I was afraid you would not come!!! Bu he is on a completely different module to me and he will be sitting way over the other end of the building - so lets hope he stays exhausted for a long time and therefore doesn't walk over to annoy me! Such is life.

Been trying to catch up on the pages I havent read. I have printed them so I can go home to my sixth floor apartment and read up over the weekend. You are a chatty bunch.

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Shad, good to hear you've arrived safely, and that so far the new job is a twit-free zone. Since you didn't mention the back spasm, I hope that means it's all better now.

Mel, you do have a heck of a time, don't you! Have the golf balls gone away, or have you decided they're a little like permanent Christmas decorations and you'll keep them? I am so sorry my nose has been a bad influence on your nose. Fingers crossed that it's a one-shot deal and wasn't too hard to stop.

Holly, that the job comes through. What a lot of positive change for you and DH the last month or two! Did you get the torrential downpours that are now headed my way? Much as I once liked winter and snow, I must say I'll take the rain ahead of snow boots any day.

Ceejay, so sorry to hear about your nephew's accident. At least it's good news that he'll be able to be home soon. And your near-accident was pretty scary too. Almost like an ad for risks in the workplace.

Happy, I didn't join WW, but I did put myself on a bit of a diet. No more sweets and wine, lots of veg, lean protein, and fruit. Of course I should be out exercising as well, but have done nothing to date. WW is still a possibility if I find I need support, but another choice would be a local doctor who specializes in weight management and who I've seen before. He's really just sensible eating and counseling, but I did do quite well withhis system before I lost my oomph. I'd like to see at least 10 lbs gone by the new year, especially since the weight had started to creep back up. No more travels for a while, so no excuses. I am a bit wary of any strenuous exercise with the nosebleeds, but have a strange feeling that's just this week's excuse.

Suzi, I had heard a bit about Asperger's syndrome, and know it can make social interactions tough for the child involved. On the plus side, there seems to be some anecdotal evidence that the syndrome is often accompanied by high intelligence - isn't there a theory that Einstein was affected? Could you have produced a budding genius? (I don't mean to make light of the situation, especially as far as the bullying goes. Such a tough situation for a little guy to deal with.)

A frustrating day today. First the appointment with the financial advisor got cancelled because he's broken his leg. And I actually went to my doctor's appointment only to find no doctor there. Someone else's assistant checked the appt book and found everyone but 3 patients had been cancelled for the day, and the answering machine said they were closed. until the 28th... Somehow they forgot to cancel me and 2 other people. I really do like my doc, but he's only in 3 days a week and takes a lot of time off, some of it because of a health problem. But there are really no docs here taking new patients, so I'm stuck. I had hoped to get a referral to an ENT to, as the tampon specialist suggested, have the s*** cauterized out of the inside of my poor schnozz, but that will have to wait. Meanwhile, I must say the tampons work like a charm, success within 30 minutes or so, and of course they're such a delightful fashion statement.

Is there any one on this thread who doesn't have sinus issues these days? I don't know if it's the weather or what. I am determined not to admit it might have something to do with two cats and an aversion to vacuum cleaners.

Very late here, goodnight ladies. I must catch up on my beauty sleep before tomorrow's very expensive visit to the dentist.
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Morning ladies,

Carla, is there any such thing as a non expensive visit to the dentist after you get past your twenties? It amazes me that they make doctors negotiate down for treatment prices but the insurance pays about 50 percent for dentists and you have to pay the rest. Speaking of dentists I need to find one here - haven't been since I moved down here. Not so sure I want to go to DH's. Carla, you are right about just following a simple plan of good eating from the doctor. The things I find as an advantage with WW is that once you get used to it, it's way easier to count points than fat grams, calories and all that other stuff. And I find that I'm paying more attention to what I'm eating. For example, I will (regretably) swap out a 3 point Coke for a 3 point glass of milk just to get my dairy in. I find that I am more concious of what I eat, eat smaller portions and actually sometimes STOP eating when I'm out of points. Doing a bit better than when I was just trying to eat healthy. But that's my 2 cents. I never thought of cauterizing the nasal cavity. Interesting but the idea of it I heard the skin is thin in there, thus assisting in the "gushers". Bummer on getting stiffed on the doctor's appointment. Move to Chicago. They used to have problems with how they treated their patients but a few years back they really cleaned up their act about being courteous and getting people in and out on time. Even my gynie - if you had an appointment on the day she was on call, they would tell you that there was a slight chance that you might get delayed if she got called to a delivery. Never happened in 5 years I saw her but it was good of them to tell you each and every time you made an appointment. And you know how busy gynies get.

Shad, it's good to have you back again. Hope your back is feeling better. Sounds as if you might have pinched something. The problem is that it takes a bit to heal and during that time it's easy to re-pinch it. Take it easy, sit in the hot tub if you can, put an ice pack on it when possible too. Try not to tense up when you catch sight of the twit

'Mornin Mel - how are you doing today? Thanks for keeping us up to date on things. What's on the agenda for the day?

Madcat, that's so funny about your friend. I have one like that too - we couldn't be more opposite of one another. I laugh about it all the time. I love her but at times I want to bang my head on the desk. Brings to light the unexplained phenomenon known as attraction Hope you had a nice evening together.

Ceejay - that is so horrible about your nephew! What a terrible thing to go through and you're sort of trapped in that bag when you're zipped in. Healing wishes to him...

Any word on the job Holly?

What's going on in your world Suzi? Yours too Meadow? Are you getting some downtime after the last rollout Tig?

Time to get to work now. Happy Thursday. One more week until 4 days off
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:44 AM   #275  
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FOR SOME SILLY REASON I CANNOT GET TO THE OTHER PAGE. I'LL HAVE TO START FROM HERE AND TRY AGAIN LATER.

SHAD ALWAYS FINDS A WAY TO GET HERE RIGHT AFTER I POST HER MESSAGES. GOOD TO SEE YOU THIS MORNING!!! YOU CAN GET USUAL DOSE OF US OVER THE WEEKEND WITH YOUR PRINTED SHEETS.
THANK GOD THE TWIT IS AT THE OTHER END. DON'T GO DOWN THAT HALL WHATEVER YOU DO. THAT WOMAN WAS RIGHT....YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF SEEKING EMPLOYMENT ELSEWHERE!!!
HOPE THE BACK IS MUCH IMPROVED BUT DON'T PUSH IT EITHER. GIVE IT A REAL CHANCE TO HEAL. 6TH FLOOR??? LOTS OF EXERCISE OR IS IT ELEVATED? HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR STAY!

CARLA~ JEN AND I WERE LAUGHING THAT MY NOSE WAS CARRYING ON IN SYMPATHY FOR YOURS. YES MINE ARE SHORT LIVED NOW THANK GOD AND JEN DOESN'T USE TAMPONS SO I DIDN'T MAKE QUITE THE FASHION STATEMENT THAT YOU HAD. MINE ARE FROM THE HEAT. JEN'S TOO. WE ARE CONSIDERING BUYING A BOX OF TINY TAMPONS. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE BRAND TO SUGGEST. NOTHING WITH PERFUMEY SMELLS!!
YOUR DR SOUNDS LIKE A FEW I'VE HAD IN THE PAST. THE WEIGHT GUY SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD CHOICE AND ALSO MORE PERSONAL. SOMETIMES WE NEED THAT. BE GOOD TO YOURSELF. I HAVE A FEELING YOU NEED TO BE REMINDED OF THAT FROM TIME TO TIME.
I DON'T KNOW OF ANYONE WHO DOESN'T HAVE A SINUS PROBLEM. CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MANY SENIORS HAVE QUESTIONED ME ABOUT THIS MYSTERIOUS DISEASE!! SINUS TO THEM IS LIKE ALIENS FROM OUTER SPACE. THEY JUST CANNOT GRASP OR BELIEVE WHAT THE DRS ARE SAYING!

I HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE....I STARTED THE NS FOOD ON 10/20 AT 187 AND WEIGHED IN AT 183.5 THIS MORNING. I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I FEEL BETTER TOO. EATING AT REGULARL TIMES IS KEEPING THE BLOODSUGAR LEVEL AND OF COURSE MY MOOD SWINGS TOO.
I AM SURE THOSE AROUND ME ARE THRILLED EVEN THOUGH THEY KNOW NOT WHY THE CHANGE IS BACK AGAIN.... ....THEY'RE JUST ALL HAPPY AND SMILING.
MY SHOULDERS FEEL MUCH BETTER AND THE GOLF BALLS ARE GOING DOWN SLOWLY. I DID THINK OF KEEPING THEM AS CARLA SAID AND DECORATING THEM FOR XMAS BUT DECIDED AGAINST IT. SPEAKING OF BALLS...JOHN IN MAINTENANCE SAID I HAVE MORE BALLS THAN MOST MEN HE KNOWS...I WILL TAKE THAT AS A COMPLIMENT. HE ADMITTEDLY RUNS WHEN I START YELLING AND IF HE HEARS ME AROUND THE CORNER HE TOLD ME HE TURNS AROUND AND GOES AND HIDES.....HOPING HE'S NOT NEXT. WE HAD A GOOD LAUGH TOGETHER. AS MUCH AS I LOVE THESE GUYS, THEY ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM IN THE BIG SCHEME OF THINGS BUT I AM HELPLESS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
THEY CAN'T EVEN "SEE" THE PROBLEM
I THINK I WILL GO TO THE FOOD STORE AND GET SOME SALAD STUFF AND BOTTLED WATER. I'VE TRIED THE BRITTA PWATER ITCHER WITH THE FILTER AGAIN BUT OUR CITY WATER IS HORRIBLE. ONE DAY IT SMELLS LIKE FIHS. ANOTHER DAY SEWER WATER...AND IN BETWEEN IT NEVER SMELLS GOOD!
I AM WORTH THE PRICE OF BOTTLED AND WILL START BUYING IT AGAIN. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
HERE YOU NEED YOUR ........
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HELLO MISS HAPPY!! SO NICE TO SEE YOU THIS MORNING ALSO! LETS SIT AND HAVE A CUPPA TOGETHER.
I NEED A DENTIST ALSO. OR YOU AND CARLA CAN GO FOR ME!!!! AFTER THE NEW YEAR I MIGHT CONSIDER DOING THE POINT THING. ANTOINETTE HAS A LOT OF WW STUFF I AM SURE. I COULD BORROW IT FROM HER.
HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!

CARLA~ GOOD LUCK AT THE DENTIST!!!
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Mel--I need to come and treat your water. I don't blame you for getting bottled water if the water smells that bad. yuck. Congratulations on loosing those pounds. Makes me a little jealous. Didn't realize that blood sugar levels had a role in mood swings!

Shad--Ouch on your back problems. Maybe the twit will be to tired to walk the length of the building. Be careful exercising.

Carla--My ent told me that the weather most diffinately plays a roll in my sinus problem. I've had to have my nose cauterized several years ago and since then I've not had nose bleeds. The doc said I had a sore inside.

Happy- I'm thinking of going with ww online again. Living in a small town and there isn't any choices. I'm agreeing with your two cents cause I did the same. It's just to hard for me to count all the calories fats etc.

I called my nephew last night. He knew who I was so that was good. I could tell he had been woke from sleep and right now that is what helps him heal.
I also called this morning to check on him and his mom and room mate was there. I talked to her. She saw them change his dressings and she said they looked really good. She's a nurse (RN). It's just going to take time. Sad thing about it is that he would have graduated from college this spring. I'm not sure if he'll be out for thes rest of the semester or not. I'm going to call him back this afternoon about 5.30. My sister said he usually ate supper about this time.

I know now that my nerves play a big roll in my stomach problems. Had another bout with it about 4.30 a.m. this morning.

My aunt called me this morning and wants me to come relieve her from baby sitting her 3 year old grand daughter so she can get her hair done tomorrow. I talked to Weslyn also. She's getting to where she wants to talk on the phone. I'd planned on going over there any way to get some more things done for Thanksgiving week end.

I weighed in again this morning. I'm still at 182. Food hasn't been the best this week. McDonald's have there Mcrib sandwiches this month. Those are my favorite.

Brrr it's cold.

Hi Suzi and Madcat.
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Morning ladies ( although by the time I get to post this it may be afternoon)

you all seem bright and breezy this morning.

I have good news. I didn't get here yesterday, not because I was busy working but I was busy sending positive vibes to my work colleaugue who was planning on resigning. The wonderful news is now she isn't! Katie is a very positive person and I worked off the premise that she would react very positively to me being positive to her...sending her loads of love. She did LAW OF ATTRACTION! I was very happy about this. Another volunteers comes in on a Thursday, she's also a great person and full of life. We sparked off each other. I think Katie realised that if she resigned she would miss all of this. The person she was cross with just wou;dn't be relevant. It's good news. I have done my good dead for the week!
Ok...
now TGIF! I have never really said that and meant it so much! I am really looking forward to the weekend.
My DD came in this morning and announced " I am having my friend over and we are going for a shopping spree and then we are coming home for a sleepover..." "really! " was my response. I don't think so! It's going to be a quiet weekend, i'm happy to do some shopping as I need to organise stuff for Christmas but I am not happy to ahve my whole weekend organised once again when all i would love to do is enjoy my hubby. I did remind her that Daddy and I were MARRIED. She was actually quite good when i explained it to her.
With all the goings on this week I am not only physically tired but mentally, there has been no gym work at all and I hope to go Sat and Sun to make up for it. I will go next week. I shouldn't beat myself up about it but I always think it is a waste of money when I don't go. No real dramas weight wise, only that I think I went up a few pounds and then dropped them again...funny.

Shad...it's so very nice to see you. Yes it was funny seeing the message from mel and then yours. enjoy your 2 week break before you hopefully don't have to go nose to nose with the "twit" Interesting how your employer left that bit out. Hopefully you can side step him. Enjoy your pages and little break.

Ceejay, enjoy your visit with your Aunts grand daughter, my neice is her age and we are looking forward to her visit, they are so cute. Nice if you can hand them back though. I hope your newphew is feeling better. I don't think i caught up with what happened to him...silly me
Mel oh the image of tampoons up the nose is really not a pleasant one! You poor thing. on the weight loss. You are making up for me. It's nice to have some progress esp coming into winter with the treats all about! Enjoy your shopping!
Carla...how annoying on the Dr front. They really could have called and cancelled your appointment. I know how frustrating this can be from the other end....perhaps you can charge him for your time
Happy...you sound so on to it with your new regime. It's good isn't it? It's so good to feel as though you have some control. I too have been revisiting old good habits of looking at my portion control, my problem being when I up the exercise I also get hungry. I can attribute so much of my eating habits to boredom too. It's so much fun to eat!
Madcat... how wonderful haing dinner with a dear friend. I love that you can come together after all that time and even though you are in different worlds you can share. It's wonderful, there is nothing like an old friend who just gets you.
The weather seems a little better today yesterday it was back to winter with 13-16 C and winds. In some places there was snow in NSW and we are supposed to be coming into summer in a few weeks. Wow...weird weird weather, there were even ice bergs heading for NZ!

Hope you all have lovely weekends. I hope to just sit back and relax , roll on home time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suz
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Hi there chickies,
I think I'm going to have to switch to posting in the evening before I go to sleep as I spend a bit of time reading in the morning which makes me get out of the house later than I want to. So I came here last night and THE FORUM WAS CLOSED! Routine maintenance.

To start so much for self control. Yesterday was a horrid eating day. It started out when I found 2 pieces of quiche in the refrigerator. I ate one - not bad but with the crust it was a higher point breakfast. Then my work buddy invited me to lunch with some other buddies I haven't seen in a while. We went to the Chinese Buffet. I ate alot of chicken and various veggies - only one plate but it was full. I also had a Coke when the back of my brain said WATER, drink WATER. They have good soft serve ice cream so of course I had a cup of that. No cone, just ice cream in a cup. In the afternoon they had cake and ice cream - once a month they celebrate everyone's birthdays for that month - it's sort of a political thing to go. We went but I didn't have to eat anything. Got a small piece of carrot cake and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I picked the cake out around the too sweet gooey frosting which came out to about 2 spoons of cake and I did eat the ice cream all the while chastising myself. Came home for dinner, DH was going out so it was dinner on your own. SHOULD have had a Lean Cuisine but instead had some tortellini. I then felt ugh, guilt, remorse. It's like an alcoholic or drug binge - a part of your is saying no, no, no but the other half that is in control is saying so what? I just really felt yucky all evening and spent it on the couch watching TV. It just goes to show me that getting off on the wrong foot gets me on a bad roll. So that's my tale of woe. I have 5 days to turn my act around before weigh in.

Suzi, that was sooooo nice of you to have a talk with your co-worker and get her to stay on. Good on yah I hope the others who should have talked to her instead appreciate your efforts. I hear you on the wierd weather - it's kind of hard to ignore the fact that Mother Nature is balking at what we've done to her planet. Floodings, draughts, tsunamis, earthquakes - someone is ticked and others are not listening! I think we need to go back to the 1960's mentality myself.

Stay snuggly warm Ceejay - the cooler weather is here. Down to freezing overnight - a frost on the grass this morning. If you choose to do WW online, we could do some follow ups here if you want. There's also a whole section here devoted to WW but I admit I haven't looked at it much.

Ok Miss Mel. The coffee's on and fresh. Amaretto this morning. And I have a nice selection of decaf tea's if you're cutting back on the caffeine. Come on over, just call first so I can run the vacumn quick! And to you on knocking down those pounds there! Are you back on NS again? I'm confused. I thought soy and caffeine were giving you huge problems.

Have you mastered the latest module yet Shad? All settled in now?

Well my time is up, got to get a move on here. Hello to the rest of the chicks. Happy Friday catch up with you later.
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An odd thing happened yesterday. I was getting dresed, and feeling quite pleased that the jeans weren't quite so tight in the waist, when I paused to marvel at my slightly less fluffy reflection in the mirror. And then it happened. Just like Shad, a twinge, followed by searing pain , although in my case it's in my neck. Just a muscle spasm, but it's amazing how incapacitating it can be, with every false move making me yelp. Anyway, I'm getting to the point, and it is that I've now developed a frightening theory. Somehow various ills (sinus woes, headaches, nosebleeds, muscle spasms) are being transmitted worldwide by this thread!!! Actually, I think it's a spinoff from playing laser with the cats, and I should have known better after the tendinitis it caused in my wrist. But anything to make the furchildren happy...

Mel, when i get these periods with lots of annoying little physical problems I marvel at the way you keep your sense of humour and perspective dealing with constant health challenges. I don't know if I could match your energy and cheer on a good day, let alone while navigating through life without coffee and spicy foods... As for the tampon issue, I think the doc who recommended them may have actually been inserting them right up into his nose, which is why he thought the ob's expanded too much. I have no intention of using them as anything other than an absorbent cork, so I've bought ob super, and when I needed one I cut it in half and removed the string (although the ob strings are thinner and more suited to flossing). That gives me twice the uses for my money, and I don't have to figure out how to drink out of a mug with two inches of tampax sticking out of the already prominent proboscis. They'e fat enough to stay in, and expand quickly and efficiently. Besides, they were on sale. And yes, they are scent-free.

But enough whining! Just 4 days of better eating have already shown up on the scale!!! Amazing, since there'd been several weeks of steady noshing on this and that. (I still haven't made my usual jujube cakes, and yet the jujubes are nowhere to be found. And yet I replaced then already... A mystery! ) This morning I was back to the "low" I hit before I got cocky! : (I do realize I have to keep at it, and that it's probably just water weight lost but right now it's encouraged me to keep it up, which is the main thing.)

The dentist went well, and my wallet is now considerably lighter. I don't have any dental insurance, so pay the whole shot myself. Ouch. As for absent doctors, mine is usually very good about advising patients of changes, this is just a mistake of some kind. We have a serious shortage of family docs here. It boils down to too much work for not enough money compounded by mountains of paperwork. The joys of a state system: it's free, but there are no docs to provide the care anyway, so... I have mixed feelings about the system, which does provide care for all. The seriously ill usually get good, fast care, the rest of us with petty, annoying little ailments have to develop a lot of patience, which is not my best event...

Ceejay, that's good news that the nephew could talk with you and that the wound doesn't look too bad. It must be all the positive energy : everyone's been sending.

Suzi, congrats on saving the day with the volunteer! I've been doing a tiny bit of volunteer work lately, and know how much we need to feel appreciated. Much, much more important than money.

I must go, gotta eat and get out of the house for some errands. Take care chicks! And please, if anyone develops bubonic plague, just stop posting or we'll all get it!!!
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Happy, don't despair! One or two off days don't matter. Just remember that I'd still be shoveling in the discount halloween goodies if I hadn't been inspired by you and Mel. I'm counting on you, so get right back on that good food horse, and make yesterday's ice cream nothing more than a sweet memory...
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Ceejay I am so sorry to read about the fire and the nephew getting burned. Today I was able to go back a page and there it was. OMG! thank god he got out and I send lots of healing vibes his way. What an awful thing to happen.
many years ago I found a Dr who would listen. We spoke of family and health issues. It was he that steered me on to the connection with sugar, nicotine, mood swings, caffeine and stress. It's taken me many years to try and get it right....I keep falling off the wagon!! At one time I was a 3 pack a day smoker and drank 2-3 2liter bottles of pepsi just to get thru the day at work. At the time I was working 10 hr days. Now I am trying to get out of all the bad habits no matter how small they are
Hope the time with Family is good!!

Suzi~ It was Carla with the tampons and I was teasing her about them! Hope you weekend is a quiet family oriented one that you are longing for. Good work with the boss staying!

Madcat~ What a nice relationship to have all these years. I am almost waiting excitedly for the colder weather in hopes of getting some sinus relief!! Hope you feel better too!!How's the car????

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Carla~ I am thinking we should get a patent on stringless tampons!! they have ear buds and now you have invented nose duds!! On the cauterization thing: It was recommended to me to do that and get sinus reconstruction surgery.....some Drs said do it and others said don't..... the last DON"T was one who is/was head of children's allergy in NYC's Columbia Presbyterian hosp. So I have muddled on without any nose/sinus tampering of any kind. But then I haven't been having gushers as we used to call them. I do know of people who loved it and others who hated it. Guess it's a crap shoot.
I can keep my mood up because I am an idiot. I don't know any better to lay down and give up.
On a serious note though, I was just born this way. It's how I handle stress. Somewhere along the line I realized my life was going to be more than even I could bear. Somehow I started laughing about it in order to face the day. Behind closed doors and some not so closed, there is a lot of crying, screaming and yelling going on. So don't let my posts fool you!! The one thing I did learn was to move on from things that absolutely CANNOT be changed. Wasted time and the gift of time is too precious to waste.

Happy~ I can smell the coffee from here. Yum!!!
I think Applebee's is VERY smart and also WW for getting together. It sells both "companies" at the same time. Very smart these entrepeneurs(sp)!!! guess that's why they are rich and I am poor!! they all come up with good ideas and I BUY THEM!!! How is your weekend lined up? More talking??? or ???? had a laugh at the forum being closed when you got here. Figures doesn't it???

The sun is finally out and so will be I in a few minutes. Going down to the little mom & pop store down the street. Lovely day and the windows are open. the heat is on low. I must have stock in the electric company But I wanted to air the joint out a bit. Just too cold for me to turn the heat all the way off. To answer Happy....Yes I am trying the NS food again but with a different menu plan. One with MUCH LESS spicy foods and no caffeine.
I also am NOT using any artificial sweeteners. Eating organic yogurts and veggies when I can (sales). And my stress level is much lower staying out of the office for long spells at a time. I find that leaving messages on the ans. machines and memos glued to their desks is just as effective as the
"in your face" stuff and leaves Mel virtually stress free. I think the only person happy with this is me but only because they don't have me as a crutch.
Two people know they can call and get help and I will arrive with bells on but that's about it now. I am almost "out".
Hope you all have wonderful weekends. I am glad this one is a non-working one. Nothing is scheduled this time so it should be ok.
Enjoy

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Carla~ I was just telling a friend about noses and backs and necks. We were cracking up. she said...see!! I told you that's how I got my cold from the other office....over the phone I almost peed my pants. Hoppe the neck is ok now!!!
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My newest slimming tool is red lipstick. I apply after every meal. Similar to the brushing your teeth after every meal/snack but without the peppermint I've been reading the Chicken soup for the soul/weight loss book. It is a tiny slim volume... mind games there you think? Some good advice/stories about people who have lost weight. I have ordered Frances Kuffel's book from the library to read next week. I checked out her website, seems she has gained much of it back and is looking to write a new book about that I hope she figures it out. This journey to fitness is a long one. Remember to love yourself we are okay, even when we let sugar lead us by the nose, we can be kind to ourselves and say so what! The inner critic is such a drone, shut up that negative creep move on out the door for some fresh air. The fruit, veg. and whole grains will be the staples that keep us healthy. We all know that sugar/white stuff depletes our energy. Keep up the fight!

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ok noise is rumbbling through the house but at least it's happy...the boys are playing their guitars, they are playing two different things at once ... oh well, at least they are in the same room enjoying the experience.

While I remember ...i know it was Carla Mel with the nose bleeds and tampoons, just thought asking for advice on which ones to get to hilarious! ....mental imagery and all that

Meadow I love the idea of the new red lippy. Who would want to smudge such beautiful lips!! I am checking out that book, it souns good. I love the chicken soup books, they are so inspiring, need to do more reading.

Mel ...enjoy the sun and the vitamin D !!! Good for the soul. I hope it warms the bod up some!

Carla...eeek on the neck , have you found out what it was? I have had it once, i was litterally floored and couldn't move, the kids were so worried, it just went into spasm. The Dr said it is quite common in women and will go...rest easy.

Ceejay...now I know what happened. I don't know how I missed that, that is awful. I hope he is recovering well as burns can be so nasty and it's not until later that they are worse. Poor thing.

Happy...i hear you on food. I want to be good but i want to be bad. I swing so much. Hop on those scales and just get so sad mine read a little higher today but am going to weigh again on Monday as I had a huge water load before I weighed and it may be that. Hope it is....i don't want to see tem going up again. I will just have to be careful.
Your day sounds yummy tho, nice to have all those lovely treats but next time they come up ...ie the cake day just plan it into your points. I know you can.
I am sitting here feeling a little fluey and i think i am getting a cold. I am so tired but could attribute that to a working week and 50 mins RMP this morning.

have wonderful days gals. I might just take a nana nap!
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