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Saturday, August 01, 2009

when you've eaten like a horse?

Let me preface this "story" with letting you all know that this week has been really long. My boss irritates me, my husband took four days to wash the dishes (another story for another day), I didn't get enough sleep and I'm really tired of carpooling. So, I decided to treat myself to lunch out today. I usually pack lunch, breakfast, snacks and make sure I have enough to not be hungry and stay in my ranges.

I was so tired last night that I didn't want to make my lunch. So, I went to lunch...at Jack in the Box. They have some healthier options. I did not choose one of those. Noooooo, I waffled between the Ultimate Cheeseburger and the Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger. I ended up without the bacon. Not because it saved approximately 200 calories, but because it saved my 40 cents...plus tax. Oh, and I had fries (with ranch for dipping, of course) and a 32 oz cola. Diet, of course! Balanced out the calories there - right? LOL!

After lunch, I went to the lab to x-ray some parts and started talking to one of the ladies in there. She asked me if I had lost a significant amount of weight (yep, 60 pounds from highest weight) and asked if I had had surgery to do it (nope). She told me that I looked really good and was impressed by how well I had done. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

So, yay for the compliment! (Yes, I said thank you!) But...I had just had a full day's calories in one sitting! What kind of example is that!?!?! AND, I had pizza for supper! I felt a little guilty about making the unhealthy choice but I REALLY enjoyed sitting in the sun, reading my book, eating some very delicious food. Back on track now. The scale tomorrow will be registering water weight only....LOL!

  
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NORCALTOPAZ 8/1/2009 11:57PM

    Tomorrow is another day and 60 lbs is nothing to sneeze at! We all have those days, today I was craving a turkey burger with fried onions and cheddar (but darn, I couldn't find it) emoticon emoticon emoticon

You rock, don't worry about it - as long as you're aware that's more than half the battle.

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HICALGAL 8/1/2009 1:55AM

    water weight and maybe a little muscle weight in case it's a big gain...lol

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NYCGRRL 8/1/2009 1:48AM

    60 lbs is great! Don't beat yourself up for not being perfect. But remember this feeling when you make need to make choices again.

And when someone compliments you on your weight loss, say thank you and smile.

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WANDAC2013 8/1/2009 1:29AM

    Give yourself a break!!! You have done an incredible job just by losing 60 lbs----what an accomplishment!!! So, you had a day in which you didn't stick to all healthy options. One day. Amongst how many??? And, better yet, you enjoyed yourself---not because of the food, but the whole experience. That is what matters. Stop feeling guilty, make healthier choices tomorrow, and when you have one of those off days, just enjoy the experience---as TTM123 said, "LET IT GO!"

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SHRUTI23 8/1/2009 1:21AM

  Your blog's title drew me to read..

Hey you must be proud 60lbs is no joke.. One day will not set the example.. The whole saga of losing 60lbs is an example in itself.. Good going.. Keep up the good work!!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 8/1/2009 1:19AM

    One day doesn't take away from what you've already accomplished. LET IT GO!!!

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SWEETSARA124 8/1/2009 1:14AM

    One day of cheating isn't too bad as long as you get back on track, and from the fact that you've been able to lose 60 lbs so far definitely shows you have what it takes. I have my days too when I eat crap (too often before I left on my holiday) and now I have to make sure I get back on track when I return. Good luck!!

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Results of the game

Friday, July 31, 2009

We lost.













Okay, so it was a blast. We did lose, but only by 2 runs. I played catcher (as usual) and had a blast heckling the other team. They laughed too, so I think they had fun too. One guy came up and started filling in the hole at the plate. I started a fake cough, just to give him grief. The next time he came up, he filled in the hole again, but this time he coughed!! LOL! They had three lefties (I know, three!) I told each one that they were on the wrong side of the plate. The third one, I was like "Didn't they teach you anything in baseball camp!" LOL! Yes, they all laughed...at least at the plate, they did.

One guy was a really big hitter. I told him it would be okay to be the third out (by striking out, of course). I let him know that he would be a hero if he did...on our team. He caught on pretty quick (no dust on him!) so I pouted and said "Don't you want to be my hero?" LOL!! It so totally didn't work. He got another nice hit....Oh well. I gotta try!

So, Juiced (yeah, that's our team name) has a perfect record...we have lost every game! Yay TEAM!! The good news, it's fun. I'm loving it, even if we don't have a W next to any game....yet.

  
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 7/31/2009 8:22AM

    Barbara,
You're a HOOT!
At the game and here at SP too!!

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PINK-LADYBUG 7/31/2009 2:19AM

    Okay, I don't follow softball at all so I don't get some of what you said, BUT - I am glad you had fun, and thanks for the laugh! I really thought for a second that "We lost" was all there was going to be! emoticon

Better luck next time! Hope you ruin your perfect record SOON!
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I might be getting a new boss!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

So, with the new position being filled by "John" (see earlier blog), there is a hole in one of the two groups that works together. The powers-that-be have decided to take this opportunity to do a full re-org. I am sooooo hoping that I get a new supervisor out of the deal. My current one is a micro-manager and I have trouble dealing with that.

Wish me luck. Should only take "two weeks" which in corporate speak means no one knows when. I'll hold onto the hope until they dash it!

  
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NORCALTOPAZ 7/30/2009 1:48AM

    I wish you all the luck and I'll say a prayer for good measure!

Lady T.

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 7/30/2009 1:00AM

    Barbara,

I've got my fingers crossed
my legs crossed,
my arms crossed,
my eyes crossed,
Shoot, I'm even crossed the street
and some on the team call me a





cross dresser, LMAO


We'll be waitin' for your good news!

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The new puppy has the worst timing!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

As I've mentioned before, DH and I take the dogs for a walk every night. The boxer is a puppy and has TONS of energy. If she doesn't get her walk, she's just like a little kid on sugar. emoticon

Tonight, DH asked if I could walk the boxer and have one of the kids walk the little dog. He has a blister on his bad foot and didn't think he should push it by walking again tonight. No problem. Daughter and I take the dogs for a walk.

Now, the rule is (at least for us) if your dog poops, you scoop. As a rule, the sheetzu/papillion mix (sorry for the spelling, don't know how to spell one and the system doesn't like the other one!) poops every walk. Yep, he's the one I generally walk. Today, daughter walked him since he is smaller and easier to control. Yep, you guessed it, the boxer pooped almost at the beginning of the walk! Aargghhhh!!! I scooped, but then I had to carry a bag full of smelly, squishy poop to the next trash can. Ewwwwwwww!!!!! emoticon

Tomorrow, it'll go back to "normal" I'm sure...

  
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EM4488 7/29/2009 1:41PM

    Last walk we went on we forgot the bag!..............and wanna know where mine pooed?
ON THE SIDEWALK! Seriously?! Actually, he's done it twice now (both times no bag....both were "impromptu walks"). And since they're his "Exercise Poo" it's all wet and gross so you can't kick it off!

Ohhhhhhhh what we do for our pets!

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AWYEAGLE 7/29/2009 12:57PM

    That is so funny. I made a bag similar to what DOSI mentioned only it has a button on top and it hangs off of the dogs leash. I don't mind picking the poop up, but man do I hate having to carry it afterward. And of course no dog in its right mind would ever dream of pooping near the house or near a convenient trash can. LOL

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DOSIDOUGH 7/29/2009 11:37AM

    Funny!! I have two Shih Tzus and like that they have tiny little poops. My uncle has a nice solution for the whole smelly poo thing. He got a chalk bag that people use when mountain climbing. It's just a bag that clips to your belt or jeans or whatever, but it has a drawstring top that keeps the smell from getting out. Just scoop, tie the baggie, and stick it in the chalk bag. No more smell! :)

Good luck with your puppies! :)

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OK, so really?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

There is some "reorganization" going on at my work. One of the bigger changes (at least recently) is moving a packaging group back into Assembly (my department). They announced one of the new "heads" of the group last week and said they would announce the other one this week. In my head, I said "Oh, that will be John (not his real name). He has had the experience they are looking for." Remember, I thought those EXACT words (or close enough) LAST week.

So, this week, I hear that John got the job. It's not official, but that's "the word on the street" and the street has been pretty accurate lately. So, am I pretty stoked that I was right? Do I pat myself on the back for being so smart? Um, no. I'm depressed cos it wasn't me! How dumb is that!??!?!?! I know, knew, every tense of the verb know, that it wasn't going to be and that I wasn't even considered. And yet I'm bummed that I didn't get it! Intellectually, I get it. Emotionally, not so much. Sometimes it sucks to be a girl... emoticon

  
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 7/28/2009 10:07PM

    Barbara,

The only thing that I can say to cheer you up would be think of the promotion of John as fulfilling of the Peter principle.

The peter principle, for those unfamiliar with the term, is when someone is promoted to the height of their incompetence. Sounds distinctly like John! LOL



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AWYEAGLE 7/28/2009 1:20PM

    As someone who has been in your shoes and in John's shoes I say let John have the headaches. Keep your chin up you proved that you are one smart cookie and if the opportunity arises next time speak up and make sure you know you want to be considered. You are woman, hear you ROAR!

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NORCALTOPAZ 7/28/2009 2:14AM

    That bites! emoticon We all know you would've been a better choice...all things happen for a reason...as we say in Spanish "No hay mal que por bien no venga" which means "When one door closes another opens" - Keep your chin up!

Lady T.

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IDABELDA0 7/28/2009 1:01AM

    You've hit it on the head--sometimes, and especially with negative emotions--our heads and our hearts just don't match up!

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KOOLBREEZE113 7/28/2009 12:24AM

    Yea,sometimes it sucks to be a girl!but then we go shopping and all is well

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