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I Can't Fit My Foot in my Mouth!!! The Other is Already There!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

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Oh My! I feel so bad. emoticon
I try to always be so very courteous to others, as I know from personal experience how badly others inconsiderate words can hurt. emoticon
Well, I did it. emoticon
I was at an appointment for the second time and the receptionist is very nice. But I am having a very hard time knowing if this person is a SHE or a HE.
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I don't mean any disrespect! Not at all!
I tried figuring this out on my own, but just couldn't. emoticon
So I asked my therapist what the receptionist's name was, thinking that would do it. WELL...
Turns out I don't hear as well as I thought I did. emoticon
I thought she said something along the way of 'Lorena' as she was opening the door. And is the case when you don't hear so well, what do you do?
SPEAK LOUDER!
"I am sorry WHAT IS HER NAME??? LORENA???"
Of course she probably thought I was deaf, so spoke even louder and only being two feet away from the desk and waiting room (full of course).
She shouted "NOT A GIRL!! A MAN!! AND HIS NAME IS LAWRENCE!!!!"
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Of course, I couldn't just RUN out of there. I had to pay my bill. What luck....not.
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I pulled my shoulder's back, went and did my business (flaming red face and all). Then I walked out of there as though NOTHING HAPPENED.
I have to go back in a few weeks. I hope it is forgotten then. Or I hope he was deaf... or whatever.
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But I did learn something, well maybe a few things.
1) A little more finesse when not sure what to say or do in a similair situation for sure.
2) I think I will try a peppermint foot lotion, at least the taste of de'feet' will be better.
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Hugs!
Angela

  
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GIGALENA 2/17/2011 7:34PM

    :) It is funny now, right?

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 2/17/2011 10:57AM

    Very funny, my friend and, yes, absolutely humiliating. But no one has time to hang around waiting to see which restroom a person goes to.

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HONEYFIN 2/13/2011 7:17AM

    Oh, how embarrassing for you!
Wow, well, I've been in that same situation wondering someone's gender. Sometimes, you just can't tell! Ah, well...I doubt you're the first one to wonder about it, if he was that hard to figure out. Maybe he likes that kind of ambiguity...who knows?

Have you ever seen the movie "It's Pat!"?
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/12/2011 11:07PM

    emoticonGlad I read your blog tonight! You are priceless! Love ya! emoticon

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RESULTS361AP09 2/12/2011 7:26PM

    I've done the same thing several times! But since you meant no disrespect and it wasn't done out of meanness, you shouldn't feel too bad. Nest time you go in, just smile & say Hi Lawrence!

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DKELLEY35 2/12/2011 6:29PM

    I think we've all been in your "shoes" at one time or another. It is never fun. At least you know now that it's a guy. I think people who work in offices like that should wear nametags. Although, that might not always help, because some of the names people have these days could go either way.

I can't see though that you did anything that bad, you just wanted to know his name. It's the therapist who should have had more tact and not yelled it.

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LWHITE15 2/12/2011 2:57PM

    Hi, Angela
I often suffer from the same strain of foot and mouth disease! The only cure I've heard that works well (not that I've managed to complete the course) is a zipper. For some reason, though, it always seems to unzip by itself ...
Tee hee hee
Lindie
Cape Town
RSA
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BMI Changes & Goal Weight

Thursday, February 03, 2011

CHANGES...they be a happening!
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When I started spark my BMI (Body Mass Index) was 41.9 down from 49.3 at my heaviest.
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Today I am happy to report my BMI is down to 36. emoticon
I still have a ways to go, but down is great!
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Now, I was trying to figure out what my ideal weight would be and boy is it hard. I thought I wanted a goal to aim for and found that what I had in mind is unrealistic.
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I picked what I was at age 17. Why? Because I was happy then, with myself. Don't get me wrong, I am happy today too, but I loved my body back then more.
You know, young, attractive and lots of wolf whistles. Haven't had that in a very long time. Don't know if I will ever, but for some reason I liked that weight.
Now I know I am wrong to pick it and have to figure out something else.
I think we should pick our goal weight based on BMI scale. It is probably much more realistic and safe than what we perceive otherwise.
I will study it further and go from there.
My goal at present is to get under the 200 lb. mark.
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Hugs,
Angela
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JUSTBIRDY 2/26/2011 11:52AM

    For my newer goal wt. I used the method in the Protein Power book. There is a formula to calculate lean body mass on the Barry Sears website (he wrote the zone)

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ELLIE381 2/11/2011 8:18AM

    emoticonI like how your thinking. emoticon

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IGSBETH 2/9/2011 9:10PM

    Way to go!

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JOAN68 2/8/2011 9:24PM

    Keep doing what you are doing. It seems to be working well. Joan

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DEE0973 2/8/2011 9:16PM

    Congrats

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JUSTBIRDY 2/8/2011 8:45PM

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TEENY_BIKINI 2/8/2011 8:42PM

    Awesome! As long as you are feeling good - the rest will fall into place.

Keep on rocking this!!

Right on.

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IZONPRIZE 2/5/2011 7:03PM

    You really can do this. You have the "power" within you. God is your strength and He will give you daily encouragement. Keep your eyes on the prize!

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RESULTS361AP09 2/3/2011 4:44PM

    Angela-you are doing so great. You can always set a goal weight & then revise if you want to later on. I had originally thought I wanted to get back to what I weighed when I got married which was about 115-120 pounds. But I knew that was pretty unrealistic & it would be really hard to maintain. I am going to try for 150 and then see how I feel. At this point I would be happy to get my BMI down to 36! Keep up the good work & thanks for all your support & encouragement!!! emoticon Kim

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/3/2011 1:38PM

    I was just wondering how you've been doing since surgery, and I'm glad to get the update! You are ROCKING it, and I"m glad you're doing so well! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHAS1949 2/3/2011 1:17PM

    You are doing well! I like your attitude!

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BOVEY63 2/3/2011 12:56PM

    Congrats on the lower BMI!
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I've also struggled with what I think my goal weight should be. Right now I have dress hanging on my bedroom door that I want to fit well. I guess I'll see how I feel when I get there.
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I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Leanne

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NOSKINNY 2/3/2011 11:33AM

    Here's a website that seems to represent an ideal weight logically:

http://www.health
status.com/cgi-bin/calc/calcula
tor.cgi

Note that when person give you a compliment, they're just being polite and trying to be encouraging. You are made up of other pretty, happy parts and need to give yourself credit that you are much better than for just what is ruffled one day. I'm sure your smile brightens everybody's day.

Note that losing muscle (when losing weight) makes one weaker, so I think you will really find it helpful if you exercise even a little each day, as you lose weight, even just to keep up flexibility and the ability to do everyday chores with energy.

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NO, its not my Hair!

Friday, January 28, 2011

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Well, thank you.
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I was taught to take a compliment, it is hard to do sometimes though. How can you take a compliment when I swear the person saying it is blind!
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I have had a few of those lately. They look at me and look again, then say "I like your hair."
What are you supposed to say besides THANK YOU?
Especially when you know, I mean KNOW that you are no where near your best in the hair department.
I was in desparate need of a color and cut, even having a case of the lates that morning, so was dealing with the dreaded BED HEAD!
Maybe that is it. It was a blind side. I took the compliment head on rathere than looking from the side. Maybe they really meant the opposite of what was said??!
Hhhmmm... Nope they are blind. emoticon
But I think I will leave them floundering. Why should I point out their fault? Only to throw my success in their face? I will leave them in their narrow world. Until the obvious hits them between the eyes.
Then when they finallly look and say "WOW! HAVE YOU LOST WEIGHT!"
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I will look at them and say, " YES, BUT I JUST HAD MY HAIR DONE."

Hugs,
Angela

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ROBINTRACKS 2/2/2011 7:49PM

    ...and I just treated myself to a pedicure...that ALWAYS makes me look thinner!

Just my 2 cents,
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TEENY_BIKINI 2/2/2011 7:37PM

    LOL.

When that happens to me - I just laugh. Too funny.

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BOVEY63 1/30/2011 7:52PM

    I love it!

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LYNMEINDERS 1/29/2011 1:07AM

    That is superb Angela....I love it...
I know what you mean though....I am convinced that some people are fully blind.....either that or their brain is so over loaded they just can't function....lol

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RESULTS361AP09 1/28/2011 7:54PM

    Angela-you are too funny! Great comeback though-I'll have to remember that one.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/28/2011 6:06PM

    Oh, that was a perfect ending to your blog!!!! emoticon emoticon

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GIGALENA 1/28/2011 5:03PM

    Thank you that was wonderful!

Hugs

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CHAS1949 1/28/2011 3:29PM

    :) I understand!!

You just keep smiling.



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JULESB65 1/28/2011 2:35PM

    Awesome Blog!! Thanks for sharing!! Keep up the good work.

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Help! I think my Scale is broken!

Monday, January 24, 2011

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I think my scale is broken! emoticon
I can't come to grips with it.... emoticon
I have had it for years and years and...well a long time to say the least.
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I have stood on it day in and day out and the needle barely moves. emoticon
No matter if I have been to the gym, emoticon
Or eating right! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I stand on it.... emoticon
And look real close... emoticon
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My scale has moved, repeatedly! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
It must be broken. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Except, I can't part with this scale after so long wanting these results!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I am keeping it. Decision made!
I like the results of this scale! The needle is going down! I am down, down, down!!
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I am down over 30 lbs, now since starting SPARK! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I know a lot is due to having the Lap Band surgery, but most is due to my Spark Friends! Your the reason I am loving my scale!
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I am keeping my 'Broken Scale' for the love of my Spark Friends. For the love of you!
Hugs!
Angela
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LUNADRAGON 1/28/2011 8:01PM

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BOVEY63 1/26/2011 1:12PM

    Love it! Here's to a long, happy relationship with your scale!
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TEXASGIRL48 1/26/2011 8:53AM

    NOPE your scales not broken. You are doing emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 1/25/2011 10:15PM

    Well done...that is awesome....

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QUILTBIRDY 1/25/2011 8:05PM

    emoticon Great job!

I love your use of smiley faces! emoticon

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LINDA! 1/25/2011 7:55PM

    30 pounds!! emoticon

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RESULTS361AP09 1/24/2011 9:06PM

    emoticon Angela-you are doing awesome!! 30 pounds is a great accomplishment & you should be very proud of yourself! I take it you are feeling better after the surgery?? emoticon

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GIGALENA 1/24/2011 8:07PM

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CHAS1949 1/24/2011 7:15PM

    This is all for your health and happiness. 30 pounds is great! Just keep going no matter what the silly scale says.

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    congrats on your weightloss. I hope the scale keeps going emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon for you!

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Sending Hugs to My Spark Friends! WHOO HOO!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


A First time video blog to say hello face to face.
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GIGALENA 1/24/2011 8:34AM

    So happy you are doing so well. Big hugs

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MUEHLBBO 1/23/2011 12:18PM

    So glad you are doing well. Good video blog. Keep up the good work.

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KLOE23 1/23/2011 9:15AM

    That's awesome!!! Glad you were able to get out of the house for a little while and are feeling good! Our real journey is about to start....life after the recovery!

Have a fabulous day!

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LYNMEINDERS 1/23/2011 1:14AM

    That was truly awesome....nice to know you are recovering...

Hugs anad blessings....

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VAMPIREQUEEN1 1/23/2011 12:59AM

    Congratulations on the first video blog! You did fantastic for a first! GOOD JOB AND KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/22/2011 11:59PM

    WOW! That was TERRIFIC!!! How nice to see your smiling face!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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