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you are going to eat all of THAT?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

I know I have blogged about this before, but it never ceases to irratate me.

I pack my lunch and dinner and bring them both to work to eat.

My co-worker looks at me like and says... "are you going to eat all of THAT?" and you know he wants to say... "no wonder you are so fat" after that, but he doesn't.

I look at him and say... "yup - and there are less calories and even less fat in all of this food than in that bag of chips you are munching on and that soda you are sucking down"

Really what is it anyones business what I am eating? I am sure if I were sitting here eating a small cheeseburger and fries from McDonalds no one would say anything since it is such a small portion. For the same amount of calories (maybe a few more/less) am am eating Chicken, a baked sweet potato, salad and applesauce for less than 500 calories! I don't think I could even eat a freakin Happy Meal for that, but for some reason that would be more acceptable since it is a small portion of food.

And yes, I am sitting here eating a nice big bowl of watermelon... and yes, I am going to eat it all... because I can. There are less calories in the large vat of watermelon that I am eating that in your sugar laced coffee.

My entire calorie count for the day (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) is less than that bag of chips you just polished off

I think that is all for now

  
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BRIGHTEYES86 7/11/2011 2:02AM

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AMYMOHIO 7/8/2011 9:48AM

    I hate food comments.

Once I had a snack Atkins bar. I know not the BEST option, but I had planned it in, and it was chock full of fiber. A co worker yelled across the room "You're eating chocolate?!?! I thought you were trying to lose weight!"

I left one on her desk the next day... I got this "Oh, it's Atkins?!?!"

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JECKIE 7/8/2011 7:57AM

    Good for you for understanding what healthy really is! Don't let them get you down.

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SCOTTGARAN 7/8/2011 7:29AM

    Good point!!! More people need to see this!

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-POOKIE- 7/8/2011 4:00AM

    People are just getting the "portion control" crap drummed into them.

Its a lot of rubbish... as you point out right there.

i eat HUGE plates of low calorie food because it makes me feel full both physically and mentally. I dont give a monkeys that a "portion" of lettuce is half a cup... I'll eat half the lettuce thanks!

people believe they are being healthy eating smaller... and its nonsense,

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BAZINGABROOKE 7/7/2011 9:33PM

    Go you for saying that to him! It's no one's business what you are eating! My friends started doing that when I was eating lunch in front of them and they were eating a bag of chips or a pop from the vending machine at school. You know what you're doing and that makes you a stronger person!

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Walmart Rant...

Monday, July 04, 2011

It is the 4th of July... shouldn't people be at picnics and such? Why are they at Walmart shopping?

I made a list. I should have made a better one. I made the mistake of writing "fruit" and "salad stuff" without being specific. I ended up buying
lettuce
tomato
cucumber
red onion
watermelon
bananas
sweet potatoes
oranges
I am sure there is something else I bought, I just can't remember what.

I bought a lot of other good stuff too, except for the box of cookies, which in my defense, aren't for me. They are for my boyfriend to take on his next trip to Wisconsin. He likes to snack on them, so I buy them for him to take on the road. He really doesn't eat real food as he is trucking along. That isn't the point really...

I had more than 20 items (I guess I should have put the tomato back?) so I have to use the regular line instead of the express line. I get behind a couple with 3 filthy, dirty brats, who are climbing all over the place and being loud. The parents are basically ignoring them as they scream, and I am about ready to strangle them. I don't know why I don't leave the line and go to another one, I guess I am a glutton for punishment.

They have an entire cart full of crap. I do mean, crap. Frozen pizza, chicken nuggets, chips, cookies, soda, other frozen boxes of something and I am not sure what else. I know I didn't see a veggie or a fruit in sight. I think they has a few gallons of whole milk, which isn't good for people anyway - I don't think milk in general is, but that is another rant for another time.

After they are done checking out, and hauling up 3 cases (yes 3, I counted) of soda from under their cart, they swipe their ACCESS card. How wonderful.

I don't know why i am so irritated by that. Why do I care what they spend their foodstamps on? It irks me though, that they are getting their groceries for nothing and buying nothing but junk. Why not at least buy the good stuff? Get some fresh fruits and veggies and chicken and steak... buy some good fish!

I don't get near as irritated when I see people buying steak with an access card as I do when I see them buying soda and chips

I guess I should mind my own cart...

  
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ANGELOO29 7/8/2011 7:54AM

    I totally agree on this - if you are on public assistance there should be regulations to what you can purchase or at least how much can be spent on junk.

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-POOKIE- 7/5/2011 10:56AM

    I often look over what people are buying, the very drained, pale fat woman with a trolley full of weight watchers ready meals.... just want to grab her and say eat REAL FOOD and you will be so much healthier... or the people I saw today saying it didnt matter the box of 20 doughnuts went out of date tomorrow as they would all be gone anyways....

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KSP3776 7/4/2011 10:00PM

    I agree totally! They should only be able to buy food that is wholesome, not junk food!

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SARA72121 7/4/2011 5:18PM

    I absolutely agree that you should only be able to buy certain items with food stamps. It annoys me that people are buying junk food and soda with government assistance.

You should also consider that maybe they don't do all of their shopping at Walmart. If you looked in my cart when I shop at Walmart you might be put off too! I only buy dried, canned and frozen items at Walmart. I do all of my produce shopping elsewhere since the Walmart by my house has horrible and really expensive produce!!

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KWHITEHEAD9 7/4/2011 3:47PM

    I understand and agree with you completely .. I think there should be rules and monitoring involved when given a very large amount to spend. I know people that have received $600 a month which is far more than I can allow myself to spend on groceries.

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DISP715 7/4/2011 3:46PM

    I hear ya girlfriend! I'm all for helping people, but, as you know they have to want to help themselves. Feel sorry for their kids who have no choice but to learn their bad habits and may have to struggle with health as adults. I remember watching a interview on TV. The guy they were interviewing was complaining about the economy and how he can't get a job and the government won't help. HOWEVER, he had cigarettes in his pocket, there were cans of beer on his porch and garbage all over his lawn. Did I feel sorry for him? Not one bit. As a matter of fact, it pissed me off. I could have nothing but the shirt on my back and I would still pick the crap up off my lawn. I would sweep floors at McDonald's if I had too. Oops, sorry, now I'm ranting. Anyway, yea it's easy to say mind your own cart, but, that's your tax dollars buying their crap!

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Things FEEL different...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The scales really aren't moving much. One week I lose 2 pounds, the next week I gain those 2 back, or part of it at least.

Everyone says to check measurements, so I do that too. Those really aren't changing either. They seem to be pretty much the same, and in some cases they seem to get bigger... I mean, maybe I am measuring the wrong places or not quite the same place every time. It is kind of hard being a girl and doing that...

My body is starting to feel different though. I noticed when I was in the shower. Normally I use one of those mesh poofy things, but decided to use a wash cloth for some odd reason, and I noticed my body feeling a little bit different. Some of my curves are getting a little more defined. I have also noticed that jeans I haven't been able to wear for a really long time (a year and a half at least) are fitting me.

Maybe I am losing inches in different places? I don't really know what is going on.

I went to the doctor today about my blood work, and everything is normal. In fact it is way normal. The Doctor can't believe that someone who is 100 pounds overweight can be so healthy. My sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and all of that jazz is on the low side of normal She checked my hormone levels and they came back ok, so she can't really find anything wrong with me. She can't explain why I am not losing weight like a normal person.

She suggested I drop down to 800 calories a day, and i kind of gave her a strange look, and she agreed that starving myself would not really help. She offered to give me diet pills if I wanted them, but I declined. She also agreed that it wouldn't help me in the long run.

She is going to check a few more things, and if those come back regular, I don't really know what to say. She is starting to listen to me though. She is starting to see that I am not crazy.

I am excited for the next few days. Wednesday I am meeting with my best friends and going out to lunch and planning for an awesome Harry Potter Birthday Party. Then i am meeting my cousin who is home from VA Beach for cocktails. Thursday I am having a picnic with my family at our hunting camp. Friday my boyfriend and I are going to the park to feed the ducks and have lunch.

I think that is all for now

  
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STINKYBICHEZ 7/2/2011 2:33AM

    Wednesday rocked! I can't wait for the Potter party!

And seriously, 800 calories???? I probably would have b*tch slapped that woman and told her to go get me a donut. My doctor wouldn't give me "diet pills." I would have accepted them if she had offered, but I understand what you mean about them not working in the long run.

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SCOTTGARAN 7/1/2011 1:40AM

    Hey, that's awesome that everything checked out at the docs!!

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-POOKIE- 6/29/2011 4:25AM

    *shrugs* if you feel good, you feel good!

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MISSKRISTENKAYE 6/29/2011 1:59AM

    hey....as long as you're feeling like you look good! thats all that matters. sounds like something must be going right if the doc is impressed!
congrats and keep it up!

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Pictures from the park

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


me - side view


me- front view


me and my boyfriend


the Spring Dam and Blank Book Company


squirrel!

  
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STINKYBICHEZ 6/28/2011 1:14PM

    Great pics! I love the one of you and Darian. Definitely Facebook that!!!

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-POOKIE- 6/28/2011 9:12AM

    We went to Greenwich last weekend, saw 28 squirrels... they followed us, I thought they where going to climb us and mug us!

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Reeking of Sour Milk...and Patchouli

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I was on my way to the gym this afternoon when I realized I had forgotten my gym clothes. I was going to just blow it off, and go grocery shopping, when I remembered that I had left my clothes in my bag from last time. Since, I usually don't take my gym bag out of my Jeep, there were there with me.

When I got to the gym and went to change, I noticed that the shirt smelled. I mean it smelled bad... like sour milk and patchouli oil. The patchouli oil I get since I wear it a lot as perfume, but the sour milk was puzzling. Never-the-less, I donned the reeking shirt and headed out to the cardio room.

I did 20 mins on the elliptical - I am now at level 10! When I first started, I could make it about 5 mins, on level 1 - now I can go 20-25 mins on level 10 (there are 20 levels, so 10 would be about a mid resistance I think) and i use the "random" feature which varies the resistance in intervals. So, I think that is pretty cool. I did the same type of workout on the bike and the treadmill (only the intervals vary the incline) for 20 mins each. I think it was a pretty good workout. I enjoyed it.

I then went grocery shopping. I bought lots of awesome things including a papaya. I have never had a fresh papaya. I have only had them dried or canned. I am interested to try it. I even watched a Youtube video on how to cut one.

I was going to buy a box of turkey burgers, but bought a box of Boca Burgers instead. There were less... well everything! Less calories, less fat... less money!

I have to work tomorrow. I switched days with a coworker. He worked for me on the 13th when I needed to take Leroy to the vet for tests, and I am working for him so he can go get drunk at some Hillbilly fiesta in Cumberland, MD.

I think that is all for now

  
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MIPALADY23 6/26/2011 3:28PM

    Nice job! Bet with a little good sweat you smelled lovely- your own sweet smell of success!

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DONNAEDA 6/26/2011 11:51AM

    sounds like you did everything right. Congratulations

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SCOTTGARAN 6/25/2011 8:38PM

    Nice mental image. I can smell it from here!!! LOL

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