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I didn't fall, I jumped...

Saturday, May 30, 2009

off the wagon, that is. I had a coupon for buy one get one free - McDonald's Breakfast Sandwich. That is too great a bargain to pass up, so I bought two Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuits (for the price of one! emoticon). Well, then I had two sandwiches and it would have been wrong and wasteful to not guarantee that both were eaten. And I'm NOT generous enough to share. So, what's a girl to do? Yep, I ate them both!

But I didn't stop there. Oh no, that would have been too easy. Nope, I had some peanuts in the shell, my regular lunch and a yogurt and cereal snack. Not bad, right? Until you finish out the afternoon with two Grandma's Old Fashioned Peanut Butter cookies (see above for why I had to eat them both). I come home and do I get ready for the gym like I do practically every other night? Noooooo...I make nachos for dinner. And not the healthy version that I've come to know and love, the BIG, overloaded, gobs of cheese with salsa, sour cream and refried beans version! And I wash it down with (what else) a Mojito!

I jumped so far from the wagon that I couldn't even see it's dust any more by the time I looked up.

But, that's okay. One day is not going to make me regain all of the weight I've lost. Plus, I did do some things right. I still got in lots of water. The sour cream was low fat. I had veggies. The refried beans were fat free. And the pile of nachos was a moderate amount, not tons like I've done in the past. And, I think I logged it all, even though I didn't really want to 'fess up. Tomorrow, I'll start the day right and continue making the best choices I can. And hit the gym for a six-hour session to make up for today! LOL!!! (okay, maybe 5 1/2 hours)! emoticon

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    Hello Barbara,
I've been there, done that, haven't we all?
Good luck wiping that dust off your face,
I might have thought that it was dust from powdered doughnuts, LOL
Don't go and some doughnuts because of me now,

I understand your point about food and bargains, but...

was it really a BARGAIN or just a GAIN, without the bar? LOL

Behave your sweet self today, we're here with you and for you.

Have fun with that 6 1/2 hour work out today,
or was that a 7 hr, or 8 hr? LOL Maybe 5 hr. And if you think you get the record for falling off the wagon, check out one of my blogs, I'll bet that I dove in WORSE than you did, LOL

You're a hoot

Take care,

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_MAOMAO_ 5/30/2009 12:57AM

  Now I know why I had dust in my face! emoticon

Some of us are overly concerned about not wasting food. We're also too worried about never finding Grandma's cookies again or we'd be able to give one away more easily. Yes, it's that Overly Responsible Disorder Ever Roaring.

You're back here now. Just don't jump from a moving wagon again. next time you might break an ankle!

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Much better today

Friday, May 29, 2009

Apparently, I shrugged off the funk that was hanging over me yesterday. Today was SOOOOO much better. Again, nothing really happened, good or bad. Goes to show that attitude is everything.

Oh, just remembered, one pretty good thing happened. First, a little background. My daughter plays softball and I have been a coach, either head coach or assistant, on her teams for the last four years. This year, the league didn't need me to coach. No problem. Well, for tournament, two of my daughter's three coaches were unavailable. I told the 3rd coach that I would help. One week of "coaching' is totally doable.

Tonight, the 3rd coach and I were discussing the tournament, practices, etc. when my daughter and his daughter made an announcement. They decided that they want the two of us to coach next year! I think that's pretty cool. The team wants to stay together (as much as they can) and the head coach has decided not to coach next year. Maybe they chose us because we were there, but who cares. They picked me! They like me, they really like me! (At least, in my world they do!) LOL!!



Thursday, May 28, 2009

It was just a cruddy day. And, the sad thing, it was all my own darn fault! Nothing really bad happened. I even finished a couple of projects at work. I just woke up in a funk and couldn't seem to shake it. The only good thing is that my crankiness pushed me out the door for an extra walk this evening. Maybe I'll stop being such a whiner and actually enjoy my day tomorrow! Or not. emoticon You'll have to tune and see. LOL!!

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NICOLE31397 5/28/2009 9:25PM

    We all have those day Barbara. Especially when the weather is bad like it is here. Rain all day for days on end.

Chin up the sun will shine and you will feel better as well.

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Some days are just like that, and some weeks are too, LOL
Cheer up sweet thing.
Yes, I'll tune in to see if this well be like the soap opera, Days of our Lives, LOL

Hope you have a SUPER Great day!

PS, you're not a whiner



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Who else hates air conditioning?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Every day, I wear a jacket or a sweater or some other long-sleeved article of clothing into work. In the summer, especially when it is truly hot outside, I get grief about wearing a sweater. My answer is always the same. If I were outside, where it's warm, I wouldn't need the sweater. Instead, I am inside, where the air conditioning is on high and therefore I am cold. I even have a space heater to keep myself semi-warm at work.

And don't even get me started about the temp at home!! emoticon DH is warm-blooded and if the AC is higher than 68, he swears he's dying! I will be huddled in a blanket and a jacket and he's comfy in shorts and short sleeves. And he pretends to not understand why I go sit outside in the sun so often!

Any way, I'm just hoping that someone else out there suffers with me. AC, in moderation, is fine. It's just that no one else seems to agree with my definition of moderation! emoticon

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DONNAORLENE 5/27/2009 11:43PM

    Would you like a little "whine with that cheese"? Oh come on now, you know you missed me!!! Even if I wasn't gone that long!! Hey you know what, I missed you too!! And in catching up, you've been one busy lady...WOW!! And guess what else? I agree with you!!!! We just left winter behind for cryin' out loud!!! I sure don't want to be freezin' butt cold in the summer!! I'm with you, I want to soak up some sun. So have a good day tomorrow and know that I'll be thinking of you sitting at work in that dang sweater!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_MAOMAO_ 5/27/2009 1:51AM

  I don't have AC at home. Fortunately I live with east & west windows & often there's a cool breeze. But at my Mom's it's different. Even though it tends to be a bit cooler here, the breeze is missing & she can't stand to have any windows open. Aaargh! I know allergies are serious, I have them too. But it gets so hot in her place. The AC blows right on the puter chair & rather directly on her recliner & the bed. I've been known to sneak open the window behind the puter & leave the curtains closed. Later I'll shut the window while she's in the bathroom. Aren't I wicked? I'm one of those folks who doesn't want my truck's AC really really cold. It's just weird to get out of the car then. Yes, it's great in moderation. I sure wish I had it at home. But overdosing on it bites!

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Glorious day off!

Monday, May 25, 2009

What a great day off this was. Slept in. Went out for breakfast. Came home and read my book. Sandwich and salad for lunch. Read my book some more. Headed to the gym. Made dinner and went out for ice cream. Now, it's time to read my book, do the crossword and watch TV. Yippee!!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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_MAOMAO_ 5/25/2009 10:35PM

  A day off's a treat, isn't it? This is my first holiday off in a long time. I got out of bed about 1030! I did my strength training. I haven't done much cardio yet, but the day's not over!

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