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Monday, July 11, 2011

This is my Jeep. I washed and polished it today

this is me sitting on the tractor waving like a dork

this is my cat Leroy, being very cute

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BRIGHTEYES86 7/11/2011 1:58AM

    Haha, love the tractor pic!

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SCOTTGARAN 7/11/2011 12:20AM

    I thought you rode a bike not a tractor!!!!

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My body did NOT like that

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Yesterday my boyfriend and I took the scooter out for a ride. We went to Shanksville, PA to the Flight 93 Memorial. It is pretty close to where we live (maybe an hour away?) and I had never been there so we decided to go check it out. It was... well... a field. Nothing really exciting actually. They are working on an actual memorial, and while I think that is great, I think the 100's of millions (yes, that is correct 100's of millions) they are dumping into it could be better spent.

We stopped on the way home at a hole in the wall bar for dinner. The menu was HUGE and I do not lie when I say they had over 500 flavors of chicken wings, 150 type of hot dogs, and just about any other fried food you can imagine. They also had a bunch of different types of salads and sandwiches.

It took me forever to decide, but I settled on 10 mild wings and a small order of spicy cheese balls. My boyfriend got a 12 inch deep fried, bacon wrapped hot dog with nacho cheese and chili and an order of fries. The food was wonderful. The wings were out of this world. They were HUGE and the sauce, while mild, made my lips burn. They were awesome! I didn't eat all of them though, my boyfriend ate a few as well since I also had some cheese balls and some fries. On the desert menu they had deep fried oreos, snickers, twix, nutter butter, and almond joy bars. We decided on an order of the snickers bars. When they came out they were these little balls covered with powdered sugar. There were 5 per order, and even though they were like heaven I only ate 2.

*side note - normally in this situation I would have been throwing back a few beers, and not light ones either, but full flavored Sam Adams or Blue Moon, I opted for a diet pepsi, so that has to count for something... right?*

After we got home, we got ready to go to the carnival in Martinsburg, PA for the final night. They were going to have fireworks. We went to the carnival, and decided to get a funnel cake and share it. We didn't eat all of it, and threw out a little under half of it. As we were sitting on the bench waiting for the fireworks to start, I didn't feel very good, but I didn't think much of it.

The fireworks were really nice. They were even better than July 4th's celebration. I really enjoyed them, and it was so awesome to sit there with my boyfriend and just watch things exploding in the sky into a million different colors.

I woke up around 4:30 in the morning, and I didn't feel good. I didn't feel good at all. I got very sick. Apparently, my body doesn't like all of that fried food. I used to be able to eat that and not get sick, but I don't know what happened. I don't feel guilty for eating that stuff because one day of eating the most horrible food in the world isn't going to kill me. It isn't going to flush all of my hard work. I am human, and that is about it. I know next time we go to RD's to go with the grilled chicken salad and not the wings. Maybe I will get it buffalo style since the sauce was out of this world awesome? I know that maybe if I want a fried snickers bar, I shouldn't eat fries or fried cheese? I do plan on going to the restaurant again, but I don't think I will be making the same choices.

I think that is all for now

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CRAZEE4MARIAH 7/10/2011 9:09PM


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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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    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
red onion
sweet potatoes
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 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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