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health to me..

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Is happiness, longevity and never worrying about the belt.

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CRIT524 8/15/2013 9:55PM

    thank you!

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CANDIK48 8/15/2013 9:49PM

    Here's to happiness! emoticon

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starting fresh

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I started a new position at work and hope to restructure life, home and work with health.

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MRNICKSGIRL 8/14/2013 10:48PM

  You can do it, one day at a time :)

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In this day and age???

Friday, September 23, 2011

So I need to vent. I have been upset about something for a week now. Well, ok I will be honest for the last day I had stopped thinking about it and seeing my best friend at work today reminded me.
Last Saturday my family (me, hubs and 3 kids) and my best friends family(her boyfriend, herself, their baby) went to dinner after traveling out of town to a football game for my senior. Her boyfriend had heard of this diner and since we were in that town we decided to try it. We seated ourselves, it was full of people and we went to a patio area. The waitress took our order and the food came via a different server. So far, so good right? Well, she never came back. There was a huge window overlooking the patio and everyone kept staring at us. I thought...hmmm maybe because they are all over 50 and we are not? I know that sounds rude but I was searching...they were staring so much my husband commented on it. When the other server brought our food I asked politely for refills. She replied "I'll tell your waitress" and left. Twenty minutes later I tracked down the waitress (who had 2 tables on the patio and had been in and out, brought them refills, now they bill and we were there first. I politely asked "ma'm when you get a chance could you bring us some refills?" no comment. Noone came. I tracked the other server down..."hi, we're still waiting for refills...we're ready for the bill too but would like the refills still" She replied "what were you drinking" I answered. "what about the others?" "Not sure" She came to the table about 15 minutes laster with refills...she never did ask what the others were drinking. I was shocked. I have never been treated in such a way. We did nothing wrong, we spent over $100 dollars there. The food was yummy, but the service ruined it. The waitress, mid fifties or so, returned finally 90 minutes later -remember she had been within 4 ft of us off and on the entire time waiting on others- with the bill. She asked if we needed anything and I replied "no thanks we are done now". Polite to the end. I did not leave a tip...I wrote on the tip line "noone would wait on us?". I have never stiffed a waitress, I have waited tables myself. I tip 20%, 10% if you are totally lousy but this was inexcusable. One thing nice was that the waitress was so sweet to my five yr old, lavishing her with comments the TWO times she was there (taking order, bringing bill). I thought about this for days...and it finally came to me. You see, the waitress didnt talk to my goddaughter. She's 3 and usually trumps a five yr old in cuteness factor, lol. She has long pigtails and can speak like Einstein. They sat side by side, the kids at one table...adults at the one next to it. You see, here it dawned on me. I've been blind, fortunate to not experience this side of human nature before. You see, my goddaughter is biracial. Her ponytails are dark and curly. Her father, my best friends boyfriend, is black. Those people were not staring at us because of our age. We were the youngest...but I am convinced that this was not the issue.
It's easy to dismiss anger about slavery, I believe it was very wrong...but I am not responsible for the past. However, how can we expect people to let something go when they are still experiencing mistreatment for the color of their skin?? What is the matter with this world???
Whether you dont like a person because of their race, sexual preference, religion, etc it is still wrong. Everyone person is an individual. This one is saddened by the realization that such ignorance still exists.
I know this will probably offend some but I needed to vent. This site is where I have always felt safe to express myself. Dont get me wrong, I knew this existed on some plane...I've discussed it. I just have never before experienced it firsthand, I guess thats cuz I'm white.
My daughter sees my best friends daughter as her friend. I'm thankful for that.

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CRIT524 9/26/2011 2:48PM

    The restaurant was George's Diner and it is in Meredith NH. I don't think it will hurt their business, everyone there stared as a unit. I think the whole clientele is ignorant possibly. I guess I have been blind to this behavior until now. I tend to not notice small stupid things. As I said it took me awhile to really accept what the issue was. I want to call and complain but I think the staff are all family and the waitress possibly the matriarch.

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SHAWNEDA 9/26/2011 12:00AM

    Yeah, I'd be posting the name of the restaurant. Tweeting about it and do a blog post asking everyone I know to pray for them and God help them learn the perfect love that cast out the fear of the unknown. I chose a long time ago not to allow other people's ignorance fueled hatred to dictate my world. Keep loving your goddaughter and she will be fine. Keep sparking!

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TXDREAMSPINNER 9/24/2011 11:39AM

    Wow! I would still be ranting about this too. My little sister is biracial, her father is black, and I think she is beautiful and tear anyone apart who put her down. I know that this still happens, but you would think they would still maintain some type of professionalism. What a horrible experience!

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CRIT524 9/23/2011 11:20PM

    Giant-steps-sometimes I think this is a direct reflection on a persons happiness...crabby people cant be happy can they?? why seat you there at all??? so weird...I am at peace with the no tip...I am amazed that I am actually which tells me how bad it really was. Dont get me wrong- the food and prices were great. It was the neglect.

Sparkle-I would!!! However, it was a diner and I have a feeling everyone working was family and we may have had the owner as a waitress...I still might though.

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SPARKLE1908 9/23/2011 9:21PM

    WOW...the smallness of some people's minds is amazing....I really hate you all experienced that...I would write a letter to the management and tell them what happened...and would make sure to tell anyone else who listened....

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GIANT-STEPS 9/23/2011 6:21PM

  My worst waiter experience was at a really nice Italian restaurant. We didn't go often because it was kinda' expensive but the food was really good. We arrived between the lunch and dinner rush and it turned out we were the only diners. Our waitress was older and seemed a little coarse for this nice a place, the sort of waitress you would expect at a diner or truck stop rather than a nice restaurant but we figured she was probably experienced and efficient. She asked us "smoking or non-smoking?" We said we didn't smoke but that since we were the only diners it really didn't' matter. She seated us in the non-smoking section next to a wall that was being torn down for remodeling. Ok, so we were seated by a big hole in the wall and even worse through the hole we could hear the kitchen staff banging pans and shouting obscenities at each other. When our waitress came back we asked her if we could move because we were sitting by all the ugly construction and could hear all the noise in the kitchen. Instead of moving us she went back into the kitchen and yelled at the staff to keep it down. The cooks were quiet for a few minutes before starting up again. We finally just got up and moved ourselves to a table around the corner in the smoking section. When the waitress returned she commented on our moving and I replied that the entire restaurant was free but she seated us in the worst table in the whole restaurant where we couldn't enjoy our meal because of all the noise and mess. I would have thought she would apologize if for no other reason than to salvage her tip but instead she snapped, "Well, I've never had *THAT* complaint before!" like we were being unreasonable. I still gave 15%. I figure that waitresses are underpaid because they expect tips and the first 15% is part of their pay rather than tip. I paid 15% to the penny. I didn't eat there again for years.

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Catching up Post-Op

Monday, May 23, 2011

Well, I got the LapBand last Thursday. I have lost 3.5# so far post-op and I am happy with that. I am not hungry or starving which would defeat me I know. I came home up nine freaking pounds which was a little startling until I remembered all of the fluids they hung to make me pee. They have that golden number they are looking for and man are they gonna get it. I loved my nurse and pca(the pain control button and the personal care attendant, lol).
I lost 52 pounds a few years ago and plateaud for awhile. I lost my MOJO and gained back 30+ of the weight. Enough to regain my SOB. Yay me. I am excited to see that I am half a pound away from 40 pounds down. That brings me close to the 52 I had before I gave it away. That's what I did ya know? I just handed those lost pounds back. I gave up on me. I am hoping not to do that this time.
I set my goal a bit different to help with this. I am 28.5 pounds away from 250. I have not seen that number in YEARS! I used to set my overall goal of 150 but at some point it will always become overwhelming to me. So this time I am breaking it into 25-50 pound increments depending on how I feel things are progressing. I am not even above changing the goal mid-journey. If I am struggling I might move my number up closer to lessen the journey at that moment. You know why? Because, as long as I am traveling in the right direction I am happy with that!! I need that feeling of accomplishment, capability and HOPE! I control those feelings, I am the master of this vehicle. I just need to get in the drivers seat and stay there until the journey has been completed. No allowing anyone, not even the hubby, to be a designated driver of my weight loss destiny at any given time. Its the me show baby. Watch me! emoticon

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BECKYLIVES 5/27/2011 12:39PM

I'm at the same stage right now. It's time for the inner Becky to fight for me. I had given up on me as well. Not anymore. I'm gonna make this work and make this all MINE. Just blogged about this topic this morning matter of fact!

We're gonna make it! I'm proud of you for doing what you need to do in order to win.

No more giving up on us!

Love ya,
Becky emoticon

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CRIT524 5/26/2011 11:48AM

    your welcome!

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REMOLDINGANGEL 5/26/2011 11:32AM

    You can do this Girl!! I have faith in you.

Smaller, short term goals??? Maybe that is what I need to do as well. Maybe it won't seem so daunting. Maybe not giving myself an end goal date either. Just lose it, slow and steady, until I am there.

Thanks Crit!! You and Julie always know just the right things to write to get me motivated again.

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CRIT524 5/26/2011 9:32AM

    not sure wasnt going to bcuz of surgery BUT its been moved back so we will see.

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FUNISSA 5/26/2011 8:14AM

    "That's what I did ya know? I just handed those lost pounds back. I gave up on me."

That statement really hit home for some reason. It really made sense to me. I'm glad you're on the road to recovery. You will reach your goals just stick with it.

Are you joining us (white lightning) for BLC18?

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Bootcamp Day 3

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Well, it looks like I missed a day of bogging already! I did go to Bootcamp yesterday as planned, it was core day. YAY ME!!! I then returned home to shower and head to work. It was a slow day and I was exhausted (from overtime-hadnt been off since last tuesday and pulled weekend doubles on top of that!)and had a headache so I left an hour early and took a nap. I slept til 5.
This morning was another workout and I am pooped. LOL My shins, thighs, abdomen, arms...never will they be the same. OK thats an exaggeration but I am sore!! lol It's a good sore. emoticon

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FUNISSA 4/20/2011 8:48AM

    Great job!!!

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