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totally need to rant!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

wow, i'm kind of angry/annoyed/embarrassed right now. i tend to eat all day. regardless of what i eat for breakfast i'm hungy by ten. sometimes earlier if my breakfast isn't as good. so i have a snack between breakfast and lunch. then i have whatever for lunch. and i have to eat around noon cause i'm hungry. about three i get hungry again so i have another snack. i tend to do more of the 5 small meals than the 3 larger meals. my snacks are generally healthy. today is was a fiber one granola bar in the morning and a carrots and grapes this afternoon. my boss walks by while i'm eating carrots! and asks if i just eat all day?! she asked it in this kind of joking way, but it had 'omg-your-rediculous' undertones cause that's how she is. i had to explain that i get bad headaches if i go too long without food and i get all shaky and nauseous.

anyway, it just pizzed me off so much! it just felt like she was calling me fat. and the tone she used was just implying it, like you wouldn't be so fat if you didn't eat all day. she even picks on me for drinking so much water!

i would love to be one of those people who can go all day with just eating an apple. but i wasn't raised that way so my body doesn't respond to nicely when i don't feed it.

thanks for listening to me rant!

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SHOPPY20 6/26/2009 1:53PM

    I find myself doing the same thing. I work from 8-5 M-F and eat around 10:00, 12:00, and 3:00 at work. My 10 and 3 meals are normally small snack-like items such as yogurt, fruit, etc.

The first poster is correct, it is recommended that you do eat more times with less items to speed up your metabolism - which is why I eat the way I do. There is nothing to be embarrassed by for breaking your meals up this way.

I also appreciate the fact that people should work while they are at work, but I agree with you. I think that if you are conducting your work in an appropriate way and are not disturbing others with your food selections (we have a girl at work that eats cabbage and onion soup at 9:00 in the morning!), then there is nothing wrong with what you are doing. If you still feel strongly about it a day or so after the incident, perhaps you should make an appointment to talk to your boss about it. Communicating your feelings and hearing your boss' reasons for the comments might make you feel better. Good luck!

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EVRLNGFOO 6/25/2009 12:44PM

    thank you for all the great comments and words of support. and advice! always appreciated.

i guess i should clarify some stuff cause i totally agree with the comments about eating while working and all that. the state i work in allows a 30 min. lunch and 2 ten min. breaks for 8 hrs worked. well, i don't take the ten min. breaks on a regular basis. i would, but it appears i look bad when i do. see, i don't smoke, so i don't go outside to take a break. i do sometimes go outside with the smokers if there are enough people to answer the phone if it happens to ring. if i take a break at my desk and read or play on the internet i get in trouble cause she doesn't know if i'm working or on a break. i can't take a break in the breakroom cause that's her second office and we can't be in there if she's working in there. so i eat a snack and call that my ten min. break.

i totally get the whole when you're at work you should be working. but i have a right to a break and i can't seem to take one without getting some sort of grief.

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HPTEAGUE 6/23/2009 9:24PM

    I think the previous poster could be on to something. It's not that she's implying that you're fat, but implying that you're not working because you're eating. Both are negative, but I suppose I'd rather the latter. However, to make comments about your water drinking habits?! That's just ridiculous!!!

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KEVINSPOKANE 6/23/2009 9:05PM

    I can totally understand your frustration of some one implying that weight loss is ohh so easy as just cut out a "healthy" snack, but I am going to chime in from the opposite side as well. As a "Boss" you tend to get "snapshots" what you see is reality at that moment. It could be "are you being productive?" annoyed comments as well. I know that if I travel pass the break area a couple of times over 20 mins and the same person is hanging out there I try to find a nice way to get them back to work. At the same time any comment should be done in a respectfull way and honestly a number of my side comments over the years have been taken much more seriously than intended.

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SLCGIRL3 6/23/2009 7:36PM

    I'm sorry that you have to deal with such a negative person at work (and your boss, at that!). Something like that would make me mad, too. In fact, I was getting pretty irritated just reading about it...

Good for you for eating the right things and for taking care of your body's needs!

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VIXEN_IVY88 6/23/2009 6:39PM

    From what I heard small meals at least 6 times a day help regulate metabolism. Maybe I am wrong, but either way, I feel ya. My bosses get pissed off when I have to take a break just to have a snack. They just find something to say about everything. My opinion, but dont let her BS get you down. You're doing it right!

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big motivator. finally.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

i've been looking for a big motivator to get me going. well, i found one! i have been approved for a house. so i sign the papers in a month. that gives me about 30 days to get in shape. i really don't want to move into my pretty new house looking frumpy and overweight. plus my back has been killing me and i know it's from lack of exercise. i don't want it to bother me when i'm moving stuff. plus, how awful to be carrying all this extra weight around when i'm trying to lug heaving boxes!

so wish me luck! i better get busy!

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SHOPPY20 6/26/2009 1:25PM

    Congratulations on the house!! That is very exciting!!


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EVRLNGFOO 6/24/2009 8:58AM

    thanks! and thanks for the advice! a massage would be nice. lol! i know a couple massage therapists, maybe i could talk them into doing me a favor.

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CAROLINAMY 6/23/2009 2:52PM

    Best of luck and congrats on the house!
I had a HUGE issue with my back, it even started hurting during exercise. One of the massage therapist at my work massaged my shoulders for about 5 minutes last week and I still feel so much better. Perhaps try getting a massage during this time to take care of your body a little bit more. Release some tension, you'll feel much, much better and more energized!

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emotional eating

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Never realized i was an emotional eater til yesterday. when i'm stressed, i eat! i know i eat when i'm bored, it's something i'm mindful of and can usually spot before it gets out of control. but i never realized stress caused me to eat. when i'm depressed or feeling down i don't eat, so i figured i was in the clear. i'm glad i figured this out cause life is about to get more stressful and i need to find ways to divert the urge to eat. walks are my biggest diversion. anyone have any other ideas to curb this eating habit?


a wee bit of progress

Monday, June 01, 2009

I've lost a pound since i started this. not a great result, but better than gaining! i know the number would be higher if i was eating properly and working out more. i'll get there! i have been walking more. yea! as for food, well i just can't afford to eat real healthy right now. so i'm going to concentrate on eating as healthy as i can. concentrate on more fruit and veggies. i'm buying a house in a couple months, so money is for that more than anything else.
with that in mind, i've decided to concentrate on working out. it's free. and i have an hour a day i can spend on it. though using that hour may take some great willpower!
also! this morning on put on a pair of freshly laundered jeans after my shower and they were loose! yea! usually it takes about a half hour to get them away from that horrible dryer shrinking feeling.


i'm impatient

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

i realize i am very impatient where this whole losing weight and working out thing is concerned. i used to eat fairly well and work out on a regular basis. then i stopped. it didn't happen overnight. but for some reason i expect all the weight i've gained to fall off overnight. and i expect to be able to run a mile without stopping like i used to.
i went for a run this evening. i knew i wasn't going to make it far, but i had goal. i didn't make it. i pushed myself and got to the point where i thought i wasn't getting enough oxygen, so i walked. i know i have to do a little each day and gradually add more, but i want to be able to do it now! i used to be able to.
it saddens me that i let myself become this way. i don't even know who i am. i don't want to be this person anymore. i just get so frustrated because i want to change it now, and quickly. but i can't.


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