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Cell phone, cable and internet companies

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Yes I know this has absolutely nothing to do with lifting weights, counting calories, doing massive amounts of cardio, but ...... it's part of life.

I absolutely HATE cell phone, cable and internet companies that do not want to retain your business.

They have all these offers for NEW people, but if you are a current customer and at the end of your contract, they don't want to renew you with the special offer.

I had this issue with Verizon last year. and now I am having it with T-mobile this year. Plans are expired, we need new phones. Oh my, we are going to get out of the dark ages and get smart phones..... oh yay Tmobile is having a free any phone day on Saturday. For family plans. I have a family plan. I have an expired family plan. I should be eligible, right? No, not at all. So they would rather lose my business to another vendor rather than retain my business by giving me the special? How does that benefit them if they lose as many people as they get new? So now I will go be a NEW customer to another company.

Can someone please explain this to me?

  
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CYNEDRA 6/18/2010 9:51AM

    It is truly irritating the way they do things. On the other hand, I think anything that irritates you is fair game to blog, as it can lead to emotional eating and blogging about it can redirect.

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PAIGESMAMA 6/18/2010 9:12AM

    I don't understand this either. They should take care of us that stay.

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40PLUSANDFIT 6/16/2010 9:54AM

    I've seen that commercial... it's truly insane. It's not like they aren't going to constantly get new people... what ever happened to customer service and take care of your current customers.

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WEIGHTLOSS4GOOD 6/16/2010 8:05AM

    You've got to watch this tv commercial for Ally bank. It makes fun of the "new customer" policies that irritate all of us. When I read your blog, this ad came to mind immediately.

www.youtube.com
/watch?v=yl67TNDW-0Q

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SHARONGD 6/15/2010 7:38PM

    I agree.....how arrogant and rude they can be too! I'm right with you on your rampage....wish we were not so hooked on all this technology! Sometimes I miss the good old days when you could be unreachable...less stress and whatever bad news waited for us then do we really need to be so available 24/7? Some of my best days are when I forgot my cell at home...feels like playing hooky LOL! Hope you get something worked out! In the mean time.....AHHH!!!
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SCHATZY25 6/15/2010 6:15PM

    It seems stupid and it is. I hate when that happens and no matter how much you complain they still don't do anything.

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40PLUSANDFIT 6/15/2010 6:07PM

    I guess... I know we are changing providers. I wasn't happy with their service as it was, but was willing to deal with some of the crappiness in order to NOT pay for new phones (not exactly in the budget), but I guess they really didn't want me to stay.

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FOCUSEDDIANE 6/15/2010 5:57PM

    It does seem stupid. I have often called about a special offer only to be told I do not qualify because I am not a NEW customer.

I think they expect to get a lot of new business and most people will not take the time to change providers at a later date. Maybe this is how they retain more people than than lose?

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Skinny Pants

Monday, June 14, 2010

Let's first start with the history. In 2004 I was playing soccer and was getting totally overrun by the other players. Yes they were 20 and I was 40, but that didn't matter in my mind. What mattered was that I was slow... because I was heavy. and of course I had already forgotten that I had foot surgery the previous year and had just been released. None of that mattered, I was slow and FAT. Now mind you I'm not obese, just seem to always be 20-30 pounds higher than what is accepted. So, I made a crazy vow to start working out and I would lose weight and those guys wouldn't blow past me any more. So I did, continuing to play soccer as I go. and of course during that duration, I rebroke the foot that had previously had surgery (but that didn't stop me). Broken foot testimony.. you can still do the elliptical in a walking boot, I know, I did. emoticon So, long story short, in six months, I lost 30 pounds strictly with exercise. Sooooo woo hoo, I'm in a size 8, got some new clothes, looking fit and good. Yay me.

Well during the course of the next five years (started the workout routine in December 2004), I quit playing soccer because it was tearing up my knees. Actually my husband had to quit playing first because of his knee, so I quit playing with him. He lost his job and I quit working out because we weren't out together. So about one year later, December 2005, I start slacking off on the working out. Yeah, you know what happens then, right? The bad part is I was going through some financial stressors, and work stressors, so I was emotional eating.. and not working out regularly. Top that off with two more foot surgeries January 2009 and December 2009 and the doctor doesn't release you to anything for over six months. The pounds packed on. I was FRUMPY. I don't like frumpy. I want to be 40plus and HOT, not frumpy. and my knees hurt... all the time. I don't like my knees to hurt. It makes for a cranky girl.

Anyway, I'm pseudo released from the foot doctor and hit the gym. Then the opportunity for Cancun came up. Hell no, I'm not going to Cancun FRUMPY, no way, no sir, not a freaking chance. and, we are starting to play sand volleyball again. Some day I will get good at this sport.

I start working out, I start counting my calories. WHO KNEW that a cup of pasta would have so many calories. Okay fine, I'll trade my Miller Lite in (not giving it up) for Bud Select 55. I'll go to the produce store and get fruit and veggies. I know HOW to eat, I just CHOSE NOT to eat right. I got my hubby on board. That wasn't too hard. He had been working out for about three months before I started.

Anyway the point of this story... is... I woke up this morning for my first day back to work. Woke up too early so I thought.. you know those black pants were the LAST ones that I could wear when I started gaining the weight. So, I wonder if they fit now. Everything else is getting a little loose. I don't like loose. I mean I do, but I don't. So off to the closet I go. Stick one leg in.... they go all the way up... stick the other leg in... oh wow, I think they are going to come all the way up... wiggle them up over my big old booty.. oh my gosh... let's see.. will they fasten. YESSSSSSSSSS, they fasten... woo hoo. They fit..... Little tight, but I'm used to that since my fat clothes were a little tight for SO long. But DANGIT I'm wearing them. Tried on another pair of pants... YAY!!!!!! they too fit. Now those skinny black jeans are just staring at me. I know they are still at least 10 pounds away, but soon... I will conquer them.

So yes, the point of this story is some clothes from my previous in shape life five years ago... NOW FIT. I've got some work to do still. But I plan on keeping on. oh yeah.. and all while we were in Cancun and just last night... my husband keeps looking at me... honey, you're getting toned, it's showing. Your legs (my WORST AREA) are looking better. I know I will always have large legs and butt but if I have them toned... I'm a happy girl. So anyway guys HAPPY MONDAY!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

PS... co worker just told me my arms were looking more defined.. YAY emoticon

  
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PAIGESMAMA 6/15/2010 9:16AM

    Great job!!! I am glad to hear you say so many (+) things. Keep it up and th black jeans will fit in no time.

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MOMMYBYCHOICE 6/15/2010 7:55AM

    what a wonderful blog... and such a great (+) pep talk for folks like me.

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KEAUXALLA 6/14/2010 10:00PM

    emoticon You go girl! emoticon

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SHARONGD 6/14/2010 11:00AM

    Way to go girl!!! The great part is that you know you can lose it all again and I love your motivation...you sound like me.....and I did it too! Woohoo getting in the black pants and can't wait for you to get in those skinny jeans...when I did it was a Woohoo moment and it will be for you too! Way to go and with your attitude you will Succeed!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Home from my Work Vacation

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hello everyone. Back from Cancun. It was absolutely gorgeous. The water was so crystal clear. I wore my bikini and didn't care. I was in and out of the ocean and the pool. I went to my classes (it was a work conference). Got some sun. Hubby and i shared our sandwiches so we wouldn't over eat. Ate lots of fruit while there. It was a blast. The only good thing about getting back is I can control my food a little better, but if someone offered me a trip back right now.. yes I would be packing.

  
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PAIGESMAMA 6/15/2010 9:21AM

    emoticon on wearing a bikini. I have never worn one.

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Mini Vacation Here I Come

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Well I'm out of here at 3:00 pm today. No computer. Cell phones barely working. Off to Mexico I go. I'm so excited. Won't be posting, so you guys stay on track and behave yourselves. Just remember, I WILL be working out while down there, so no slacking.

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 6/5/2010 12:02PM

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WEIGHTLOSS4GOOD 6/3/2010 5:50PM

    Have a great vacation!

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Mexico

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

So tomorrow we are on our way to Cancun.. I'm getting apprehensive. Not about the trip. Not about wearing a bathing suit. But, about leaving the puppy. He is an 11 month old yellow lab. He hasn't been away from us for any duration in his entire life. He is still at the destructive phase of his life. Everything is a play toy. Including our garden hose, the side of my house, the window sills, the PVC pipe out in the garden that he constantly digs in, the satellite cable running alongside the house, the propane hose on my husband's grill. Um, get the picture. Now we are leaving him alone but not alone. Yes there is another dog there, the mature dog. Yes my daughter will be home. But.... yeah, I'm scared of what I will find when I get home. How much stuff can you put up, but he will still find something. I've sprayed the no go stuff on everything now. Hopefully with a chew toy a day, he will be good. But it will be interesting.


  
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PAIGESMAMA 6/2/2010 11:14PM

    Were you swimsuit and be happy with the results you have had so far. Enjoy yourself.

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