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Another brick in the Wall

Thursday, September 26, 2013

That is pretty much it too... another brick in the wall... another day in the books. Today is just like any other day.

I took 1/2 a day from work last night and got some much needed rest. I woke up, I cooked, ate breakfast, packed my lunch, got ready for work... did everything I always do with no variation from my normal routine.

I am ok with that. I am pretty much fine with the monotony of every day hum drum life. I don't have any complaints really.

I turned heads when I walked into work today and I am trying to figure out if it is because i looked hot or if I was carrying a cake pan full of chocolate goodness? I am guessing it had to do with the cake pan, but I could be mistaken. I will post a pic when I get home in the morning of the outfit I wore.

House construction is coming along quite well. I will also get some pics to post of that too.

Looking forward to 5:30 PC Fit... I need it!

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LOVINGAFRICA 9/27/2013 1:36PM

    The best of both worlds!

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KLMEIRING 9/27/2013 6:44AM


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APONI_KB 9/27/2013 6:33AM

    I'm pretty sure it was you, no one really likes chocolate.

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BRADMILL2922 9/27/2013 5:54AM

    Could have been a hottie with chocolate goodness? That'll certainly turn heads :)

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ROSEPETAL80 9/27/2013 5:23AM

    Happy with the ho hum days as well. BTW, I will definitely have that song running through my head all day now. LOL

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New Boots! (Photo)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

CHeck out my new boots

and I just thought this pic was fun

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LOVINGAFRICA 9/27/2013 1:34PM

    Wow and Wow to both pictures!
You look Fabulous!!
And I love your attitude!

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PATTYR81 9/27/2013 11:04AM

    LOVE them!!! emoticon

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THROOPER62 9/26/2013 6:13AM


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CATTUTT 9/25/2013 7:04PM

    My God, you're so small! You look fantastic, you have accomplished so much!


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STEPH-KNEE 9/25/2013 6:35PM

    I was hoping you'd show off the boots, they look great on you and you look fabulous as always!

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KIKKI-G 9/25/2013 4:20PM

    you look amazing!!!

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COCK-ROBIN 9/25/2013 4:06PM


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One Must Ask Themselves...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"What tastes better? Those cookies you wanted for an hour, or the body you have wanted your entire life"?

I saw this on a picture on Pintrest, and it really hit home with me. In fact, it is really hitting home with me right now as there in an open package of double stuff fudge filled Oreos sitting right next to me.

So which is it? One would think that it would be an easy descision, but it isn't. I actually just went to the bathroom to look at myself. I know it sounds silly, but if I go look at myself, and see what I have accomplished, then those cookies don't seem like such a big deal

I guess I should have mentioned the reason there is an open package of oreos next to me is because I am at work, and my "desk buddy" left them out. (She works daylight shift, I work night shift and we share a station)

I put them in a baggie and stowed them in her drawer and sent her an email letting her know where they are at, but I know they are there. Also it is very common for her and I to help ourselves to one anothers snacks, pens, notebooks and so on. Not only are we "desk buddies" but we are also very close friends outside of the office.

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BATCHICK 9/25/2013 12:32PM

    You have a good attitude. Sure, if you REALLY wanted some oreos you could try to fit them into your calorie budget for the day and do a little extra exercise. But the point is balance and giving snacks the attention, not just eating them cuz they're yummy and there.

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PATTYR81 9/25/2013 10:20AM

    Thanks for the reminder that sometimes it really is a moment by moment thing.

In one of your blogs you talked about 'constant vigilance'. I immediately wrote that down in my food log in red pen and highlighted it in neon pink. It's become one of my fav watch phrases.

I LOVE your spirit!


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QTLADY 9/25/2013 10:10AM

    Great job! Resisting that desire and urge is such a battle!!

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BECKY0111 9/25/2013 7:00AM

    You did the right thing!


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LOVINGAFRICA 9/25/2013 1:14AM

    You are a champion. I ate a packet of oreo-like biscuits the over the course of two days, and I regretted it...
Bless you

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COCK-ROBIN 9/24/2013 11:35PM

    You're doing great!

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EDDYMEESE 9/24/2013 11:18PM

    Good job staying accountable!

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CATTUTT 9/24/2013 10:16PM

    I love that you can go look at yourself and see your accomplishments and feel empowered. That's so awesome! I hope I can do that someday!

Keep fighting the good fight... don't eat dem cookies!


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BECKY0111 9/24/2013 9:56PM

    Why is there an open package of double stuff fudge filled Oreos sitting next to you? Are you conducting an experiment? Do you know what happens when you play with fire? Do you know when you mention "Oreos" the fire spreads? You're flirting with disaster. I don't think I could resist the temptation.


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No wonder I was overweight!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sometimes, to remind myself of something (not quite sure what) I visit the websites of various fast food places and plug in my old "go to" meals to see where I am at calorie wise...

2 double stack burgers @ 460 calories/each
Medium fry @ 410 calories
Medium Frosty @ 410 calories
Medium Coke @ 240 calories
Total calories = 1980

Burger King
2 whopper Jrs @ 340 calories/each
Medium Onion Ring @ 410 calories
Hershey's Sundae Pie @ 310 calories
Large Sweet Tea @ 240 calories
Total Calories = 1640

2 McDoubles @ 390 calories/each
Medium Fry @ 380 calories
2 apple pies @ 250 calories/each
Iced Coffee @ 120 calories
Total Calories = 1780

1 footlong Steak and Cheese on White w/ lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo
1000 calories
1 bag of chips @ 160 calories
3 cookies @ 200 calories/each
Coke @ 260 calories
Total Calories = 2020

I could go on and on with Taco Bell, KFC, Arby's, and so on, but I think you get the idea. No wonder I was overweight! Seriously! Looking at this now, I don't see how I ever ate it. The thought of it makes me sick. Ugh, I don't get it. Ick!

Now,while I still *sort of* eat at some of these places, I make a lot better choices. The only thing I get from Mcdonalds is the coffee. I can't stomach the thought of their food. Wendy's is either a salad or a small chili, BK is... well nothing, I don't like anything from there, except their BBQ Chicken salad, which is a limited edition, so i don't count it... Subway I still get a steak and cheese, but it is on a flat bread, 6inch, no mayo, and I don't even eat it all.

So anyway, I am still having the great phone debate. I REALLY want to get a Smart Phone so I can have the Zombies Run! app, but the thought of paying all of that money for a phone makes me cringe and hurt inside. I have a hard time justifying a phone bill of over $100 a month when I don't even get service at my house. I will keep debating this over and over in my head for months I am sure!

I am working all this week. In fact, by the end of my shift on Saturday, I will have put in a total of 87 hours.
Sunday 9/22 = 12 hrs
Monday 9/23 = 13 hrs
Tuesday 9/24 = 13 hrs
Wednesday 9/25 = 12 hrs
Thursday 9/26 = 12 hrs
Friday 9/27 = 12 hrs
Saturday 9/28 = 13 hrs

That is a lot of work! I would also like to mention my house in under construction and they start work every morning at 7:00 - I get home from work on the 13 hour days at 7:00 am and at 5:00 am on the 12 hour days. I am thinking that I will eventually sleep just from sheer exhaustion. Oh, and I have to manage to fit some PC Fit in there somewhere. I went today at 10:00, and I know I will hit Friday at 5:30 am, but I would like to get another class in, just not sure which one. If I don't it isn't a *huge* deal, because next week my schedule will go back to normal, and I will be able to continue on.

I am dragging right now. I was up at around 8 this morning, and it is now 3:00 am, I have 4 more hours of work left, and when I get home, a construction crew will be putting siding on my house or something. Lucky for me, I have ear plugs, which I intend on using. Hopefully they help and I am able to get some much needed rest.

I think that is all for now. I have some pics to post later on of my awesome outfit today

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BRADMILL2922 9/25/2013 4:17AM

    That is a lot of work! Take care of yourself and stay away from those menus! Those calorie totals are nuts!

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TEREMC 9/24/2013 10:52PM

  oh how this could be me a few months ago.....thanks for sharing

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LWADE1963 9/24/2013 8:56PM

    what a great idea visiting those websites. i am gonna do that and write it down so i can keep it with me when i am tempted to go there. the donut shop is a bad weakness

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CATTUTT 9/24/2013 8:28PM

    Oh holy crap you must be exhausted! That is a crazy amount of work!

And the Zombies, Run! app is a mighty fine reason to get a smart phone.


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BATCHICK 9/24/2013 12:09PM

    That is a crazy eye opener!
Thanks for sharing, congrats on breaking your old bad habits!

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HINK2013 9/24/2013 10:19AM

    It's good to look back and see how far you have come!! Sometimes, when I am eating some fast food that I used to be able to eat and now I can have a few bites and I am full .... I think to myself, how did I do it before?!?!

Anyway- good luck making it through this week!

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DEERLADY45 9/24/2013 9:14AM

    Ya i used to eat like this ! I cant believe what i ate! Im still on the plateau but one day im gona start losing again!
I hope you get rest you have a busy life girl Whoo!

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IMGLAMRUS 9/24/2013 8:00AM

    WOW that is eye opening about the calories counts. I can't believe I ate all those calories too. You need to slow down and not work yourself to death.

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ADZY86 9/24/2013 7:47AM

    Wow the total calories of those meals are CRAZY! I can't believe I used to eat like that all the time too! The thought of it makes me ill. That's more calories than I eat in a whole day now, not to mention the junky fat and carbs! Urgghhh! Great reminder of how far we've come emoticon

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FITFRIT 9/24/2013 7:21AM

    ugh I never sat down and figured out just how bad one meal could be from fast food...I cannot believe that even one slip can put us up over 2000 calories and so quickly too

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LOVINGAFRICA 9/24/2013 7:10AM

    Can you have a daytime sleep at your mom's or gran's?
Not sleeping enough messes with our heads sometimes.
BTW I can see how much I ate if I look at my groceries bill. It has halved!
Hang in there Girlfriend!

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    2 things to also add to "phast phood": 1)the calories are an estimate on their menus. Believe me they are estimating on the low side. 2)It isn't just the calories that are bad it is the total lack of nutrition.


Sorry about the sleep. Sleep is a necessary part of losing weight and most importantly SANITY.

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ROSEPETAL80 9/24/2013 5:00AM

    I get you on the calories. It's amazing what we could eat before.

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COCK-ROBIN 9/24/2013 4:55AM

    Wow, isn't it amazing what we both ate?

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STEPH-KNEE 9/24/2013 4:47AM

    I totally am RIGHT THERE with you on the fast food stuff. That was exactly why I was so big. And those meals were just my "dinner" and I had eaten other stuff throughout the day. And that wasn't even a bad "binge" day either, EEK!!

I am so sorry about all the hours but I know you also wanted the overtime and stuff. It doesn't make it any less exhausting though. emoticon

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WEARINGTHIN 9/24/2013 4:08AM

    87 hrs? That's not healthy. Glenn

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Intimidated? Maybe….

Monday, September 23, 2013

I took an awesome PC Fit class today at 10:00 - I REALLY needed it. After all the crap that went on this weekend with work stress, and my the anniversary of my friend's death looming... a hard workout was what I REALLY needed.

I got to class and Coach Mike, Coach Paul and Coach Janelle were all there to take class too. Taking a class with 3 instructors/trainers is a little intimidating to say the least! I held my own, and by the end of the class, I think I pushed myself *that much* harder. I left with a good, accomplished feeling.

I then went to Boscov's to buy a pair of Hooker Boots. I have a few outfits that I think would look smashing with a nice pair of black, high heeled, leather knee high boots... so, i decided I would purchase them. I stood around the shoe department for about 15 mins before I finally gave up and went to another store. That store has such pi$$ poor customer service. I can never get anyone to wait on me!

I ended up at another store, and bought a very lovely pair of boots that are exactly what I wanted. I wore them to work tonight and they look smashing.

Not much else to report really...

Hope all of my Spark Friends have a wonderful evening

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PATTYR81 9/24/2013 10:48AM

    Great workout and Great shopping!!!


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LOVINGAFRICA 9/24/2013 2:59AM

    Every girl needs a pair of hooker boots!
Have fun in them!

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KHCHARMED1987 9/23/2013 8:43PM

    Sounds like a great workout! emoticon

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