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Nutritional Boot Camp

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My company is offering a class titled "Nutritional Boot Camp" for free during lunch for the next four weeks. I have to give up my read-on-the-patio-and-soak-up-the-sun time, but I think it will be worth it. I feel like I am pretty knowledgeable about general nutrition, but am always open to learning more. I'm really hoping that I learn things that I can put into practice in my daily life.

First class is Friday. I'll try to remember to let you know how it went and whether it was worth it (yes, it's free, but my time is EXPENSIVE!!!) LOL!

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AWYEAGLE 9/10/2009 12:40PM

    How interesting that will be please share with us as you learn.

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KATVHALE 9/10/2009 11:00AM

  I think that is great that your company is concerned about nutrition and like you said, you might learn some new things which will help you and your SP friends; so please share!!


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    WTG on the free
that will make up the difference in those extra conference calls you have coming up, LOL

FREE, nothing in life is free

So, what kind of boot are you gonna wear to the big Camping Jamboree?

Send us some pictures of them too, LOL

Have FUN
Always look forward to hearing from you!

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Conference calls are not for the faint (feint?) of heart!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Every week day morning, I get a page to remind me of all of my meetings that day. Rarely is there a day that I don't get a page. This morning, I get a page that has a phone number, an access code, the title "2nd Day" and a time of 8:00 - 9:30. emoticon

Um....I get to work at 8:00 and I have to make a phone call right as I sit down!! Yep, that's what happened. And, I sat there, on the phone, for 90 minutes. emoticon Yes, we were discussing the project that isn't mine, but I am still very involved it. (Whatev'!) This evening,, 30 minutes after I normally leave, we started ANOTHER conference call. Same subject, some of the same participants, same length of time.

And the best part?!?! I get to be at work 30 minutes early to do it all over again. Yay me!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Okay, not yay me. But, I'll do what I need to do and be a team player. And, how is this for cynical. We have a new evaluation/project starting. My boss' boss stopped by to ask me about it today. I gave him the information I had and forwarded the e-mails I had on it. The entire time we were talking, I kept thinking "Who are you handing this one off to?" Cynical, huh? And an improper sentence to boot! LOL!!! They haven't taken this one away yet. Any one want to get in on the pool for when they do? LOL!!

Okay, done. Later all!

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AWYEAGLE 9/9/2009 11:12AM

    I think we should all get on a conference call to discuss it. LOL

I hope today goes better for you.

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    Darned good thing that I don't have conference calls!

I don't know if I could tolerate 90 minutes of something that I had to go into work EARLY for, much less something that I wasn't directly involved with.

Have a great rest of your week, it's got to get better, LOL

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GEEMAWEST 9/9/2009 12:02AM

    OMG! I have those kinds of conference calls all the time too. I waste so much time on these calls and then the boss wonders why I'm so pressed for time. I'm not a gambler so I'll say no to the pool. Thanks anyway. LOL

Glad someone can relate. Thanks for the blog.


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Update on Grandma

Monday, September 07, 2009

Went to visit today and the tube is out! Yay! They took it out yesterday. Her throat is still very sore and she isn't passing the "drinking" test so she can't have anything to drink. She was very out of it and didn't realize that she had had surgery. I think she recognized me and my daughter, but I couldn't guarantee that.

My grandpa came by while we were there and we had a nice visit with him. Both grandparents looked older than I remember. I guess that's what hospital visits do to you.

Thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers. Much appreciated!

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MAKEROOM4ME 9/8/2009 3:51PM

    Barbara, I am happy to hear things are going a little better. Stay strong - I will continue to pray. :) laura

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AWYEAGLE 9/8/2009 1:34PM

    Glad to hear she is doing a little better - please keep us posted on her progress.

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BKNOCK 9/8/2009 7:59AM

    I am glad that she is doing a little better and we will continue to remember her.

Take care,

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CALIMAN1 9/7/2009 11:29PM

    Hey, thank YOU for the update and for sharing the prayer request to begin with. I am glad that you had the chance to visit....never forget, we are here for you....c'ya soon!


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    Thanks for the update.
We'll keep each of you in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

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Bonus! I'm off tomorrow too!

Monday, September 07, 2009

This has been a really nice weekend. I spent way too much time outside yesterday watching my son play football (and waiting to watch him play) and have a slight sunburn on my nose and shoulders. Can you say sunscreen? Or, in my case, lack thereof. emoticon emoticon

Today, I slept in and DH made breakfast. Afterward, I went to the gym and then came home and read my book. After dinner, DH took me to a movie. No kids! We went to see The Hangover. Hilarious movie and so totally not right, but I loved it!

And the best part is...I have tomorrow off too! Yippee!!! So, get this. I took the position I have about six years ago. When I did, I start working Monday - Friday, 8 - 5, like a normal person (first time EVER!). That also meant I started getting holidays off. Yes, six years ago. Today, DH told the kids that he was taking tomorrow off. Just him, not me. He seriously forgot that I had the day off. emoticon I guess something needs to happen a little more often, a little more consistently and for a little longer before he notices! LOL!!

Anyway, it should be a great day tomorrow. More sleeping and more reading for me!

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KATVHALE 9/7/2009 12:19PM

  Too cute! My DH makes me breakfast everyday and we have everyday off but then we are retired!! Enjoy your bonus day and remember one day you will be retired too!! emoticon

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Typical guy, huh?
It takes us a while to notice some things!

Thanks for the chuckles this morning
Hope you BOTH enjoy your day off today


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LOWTIDE 9/7/2009 1:43AM

    What a treat, breakfast and a movie!! emoticon

Enjoy Labor Day off and get plenty of rest and have a little fun!

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GEEMAWEST 9/7/2009 1:06AM

    Sometimes DH's can be so blind. It's a guy thing. Their priorities are totally different than our. Enjoy your day off. I got one too!

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    Enjoy your bonus day off - I have to work (we work every other holiday). have fun!

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Whadda ya know...goals work!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

I blogged yesterday about my plans for the weekend. How I was going to eat well and exercise and all that. Color me surprised when I realized that it works! emoticon

Today was my son's first football game of the season. He was scheduled to play at noon and had to be there at 11:00. Can you say "Lunchtime"? Anyway, I ate some string cheese, took an apple and carrots and stopped by the convenience store for a DP and peanuts. As I was watching the game, I really wanted the peanuts, but I thought about my goals and opted for the apple and the carrots. Hunger gone. Afterward, I had one of the tiny bags of chips that we brought for after-game snacks and a hamburger bun with peanut butter. Not the best, healthiest lunch, BUT I did not slather peanut butter on the bun. I actually kept it very close to the 2 TBSP serving size! WOO HOO!!

My plan was to get up this morning and go to the gym before the game. That didn't happen. I had trouble hauling my lazy butt out of bed and then I still had to go get snacks and laminate sheets. As it was, we barely made it to the field on time! I justified missing the morning workout by telling myself that I would go this afternoon. And...I actually did!! I did my week 3, day 1 pushups and 45 minutes on the elliptical. Yay for me!!!

I get home from the gym and what do I see? Chocolate chip cookies. What do I want to do? Eat them ALL!!! But, again, I thought about those goals and guess what?!?! Yep, it worked! I did eat two cookies, one before supper and one after. But, they fit into my eating plan for the day.

So, overall, I would say that the day was a success. I could have done MUCH better on my lunch, but for the most part I had a good day. One down, the rest of my life to go....and that's going to be a very looooooooong time! emoticon

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    We love it when a plan comes together!
Keep that chain of good choices going Barbarba!

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LOWTIDE 9/6/2009 12:21AM

    Awesome!! Way to look outside the box. Keep up the fantastic work!! Goals do work!!

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