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i'm in an awesome mood today!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

nothing in my life is going great right now, but i still feel great!
worked has sucked lately. very stressful. so stressful that yesterday i went home and took it out on myself with an hour long cardio workout. i was soaked in sweat by the time i was done and i felt great! and i do think i'm still feeling the effects of the workout! by 7 i was ready for bed! i was already sore! so i went to bed and read for an hour and a half and just relaxed.
i've been having trouble getting up in the mornings. i hit snooze a lot and sleep through my workout time. so i have stopped using my alarm. i just naturally wake up and so far i've been waking up when i want to (5 am) and have been getting small workouts in before i have to get ready for work. this morning i did a denise austin daily dozen workout. she has a dvd with 5 12 minute workouts. sounds easy, right? ha! she kicked my butt this morning with upper abs and arms. until i get my morning sleeping habits (this is irksome cause i'm a huge morning person!) figured out i'm going to do a daily dozen in the morning and some wii fit, if i have time, and then do my real workouts after work.
my boss is super stressed cause the economy is effecting her business. even though she says all the problems with the economy is all caused by the media. she's taking it out on us! she's rather hypocritical and likes to dog on everyone. during lunch she always makes snide comments about our lunches. for instance, the other day one girl was eating triscuit thins. she said those are very fattening as she munched on her cheese and saltine crackers! it's to the point where i don't want to eat anything around her. she picks apart my lunches and then goes on to say how she had ice cream for dinner the night before and eats her cheese and crackers for lunch everyday. i have my snacks that i eat in between breakfast and lunch, then something in the afternoon. i was munching on my carrot sticks on afternoon and she walked by and said something like, do you just eat all day long? i'm hoping once business picks up she'll back off on us and let us eat in peace!
i think part of my great mood is that she has an eye exam this morning and won't be in til later! yea!
the stress of this place is now starting to affect my health. i have weird dreams at night, i wake up around 3 and my first thoughts are of work and all the crap. then it's difficult to forget and go back to sleep. i've been trying to keep my eating habits in check and not let the stress have a negative impact. as i mentioned above, it's helping me workouts!

i really hope this good mood lasts all day and isn't ruined by work! 7 more hrs to go! i can do it!!

  
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JESSYVIRGINY 11/13/2009 4:07PM

    you can do it emoticon

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YAFENELRA 11/12/2009 12:52PM

    Just keep the positive outlook and don't let anyone bring you done!! Boss included.

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KEEPGOING87 11/12/2009 12:22PM

    keep strong girl! i hope your boss will ease up soon emoticon

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JENNNVA 11/12/2009 12:07PM

    You can do it! And I'm proud of you turning something stressful into something positive for your health (your workouts) Hopefully your work situation gets better! Hang in there! emoticon

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BECKTY 11/12/2009 11:07AM

    Your boss sounds like a real treat. (I just keep waiting for someone to make a comment about eating all day long to me, but so far it hasn't happened.) Seriously, when someone asks you for input feel free, otherwise you should keep your trap shut!

Ok, no more negativity from me. ;) HIGH High praise to you for having such a great attitude!

And your evening with the work out then early bed with a book for that long sounds like utter and complete luxury. I think I need an overnight, by myself, at a bed and breakfast somewhere so that I can do the same in peace. emoticon

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PCGODUSA 11/12/2009 11:06AM

    I know work can be stressful, especially when words are thrown around by a stressful supervisor. But, look at it this way: you are at a job, and I'm home in a robe. It's was nice for a week, but two months later, and I am the one with the stress. Hang in there... you'll do just fine. emoticon

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THE_JULES1 11/12/2009 11:04AM

    My boss has been expecting me to be a mind reader lately. He has really been over the top with WHY DIDNT YOU KNOW kinda stuff. Not even my department stuff. So I feel for you!

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November goals

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

* reach 210 lbs. this is a huge goal, and there's a very slight chance i can succeed, that's 16 lbs in a month. but nothing else is working. shoot for the moon if you miss at least you'll land among the stars, or something like that. seems fitting!

* no alcohol. the saga continues.

* eat more fruit & veggies.

* strength train 3 times a week.

* min 90 min cardio

* stop pushing snooze

* focus on not letting the holidays ruin me!

  
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AKIMBERLYQ 11/3/2009 5:50PM

  Doable plans Love them
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MARTHAR3 11/3/2009 1:32PM

    Yea for you plan that sounds good.
Just don't get down if a monkey wrench gets into your plan..

Keep you head high and stepping forward. With all the looming holiday effects pack you a zip lock bag with goodies you can have so the buffets and goodies we aren't suppose to get won't lure us in

Hugs martha n tx

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here's to a better week

Sunday, November 01, 2009

last week was horrible! i didn't work out, i ate ok, but in no way great. i can't repeat that this week! here i sit on sunday evening wondering what tomorrow will bring. hopefully me getting up and working out.
everytime i've stepped on the scale for the last 3 weeks it's been the same number. yes, i realize that is better than a gain, but it's still highly frustrating when i'm trying to find my motivation. i am pretty darn sure i'll have a gain tomorrow. maybe that will help me out!
i'm mostly disapointed by my performance, or lack therof, last week because i've been doing so well in oct and sept. i joined sp in may and i've just been kind of lurking and testing the waters. i was too busy over the summer to do much for myself. everything settled down in sept and i focused on myself. i got into the message boards, reading blogs, commenting, etc. and it was all very helpful to me. last week i felt like i was back in july where i was just going through the motions wishing i could have the success everyone else was seeing.
tomorrow when my alarm goes off i do hope i remember how i'm feeling now, disapointed and a bit depressed, and get out of bed to help do something about it. cause no one else can.

  
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MAGA99 11/2/2009 8:57AM

    every day is a chance to start over


I thank God for that

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AMYCRAFT05 11/1/2009 11:42PM

    Hey there!!!! Tomorrow is a new beginning. Lets have a rockin week. I promise to workout in the morning every day this week. How about you? I want to lose 5 by Thanksgiving. We can do this. We know what we gotta do. I'm here if you need a boost-----Amy

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BGMUNCHKIN 11/1/2009 11:29PM

    You can do it for you! Don't let last week effect this weeks performance.

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cougar or not, this mellencamp song inspires me!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

See the moon roll across the stars
See the seasons turn like a heart
Your father's days are lost to you
This is your time here to do what you will do

[Chorus:]
Your life is now your life is now your life is now
In this undiscovered moment
Lift your head up above the crowd
We could shake this world
If you would only show us how
Your life is now

Would you teach your children to tell the truth
Would you take the high road if you could choose
Do you believe you're a victim of a great compromise
'Cause I believe you could change your mind and change our lives

[Chorus]
Your life is now your life is now your life is now
In this undiscovered moment
Lift your head up above the crowd
We could shake this world
If you would only show us how
Your life is now


Would you teach your children to tell the truth
This is your time here to do what you will do

[Chorus 2x]

  
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FATSHIONISTA 10/29/2009 11:02PM

  Love him. Most of what he writes is thought-provoking. Great choice.

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to drink or not to drink

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

thanks to those of you who commented on a my last blog. you gave me a lot to think about. and thinking i have done!

as i've mentioned my goal is to not drink any alcohol until new year's eve. i've been pretty successful so far. the weekends are tough. i'm gonna buckle down this weekend and survive!

what i've been thinking about is what i'm going to do after new year's eve. drinking fits so nicely into my lifestyle. too nicely sometimes. i drink at pretty much every social gathering i attend. every weekend, every thursday(that's just some wierd habit i've picked up over the years) and basically every day in the summer. to say alcohol helped my weight gain is an understatement!

my ideal plan would be to only drink once or twice a month. and by drink i mean one or two drinks and then stop. stopping is my problem now. once i get a buzz i just want to keep going. that's so horrible for many reasons. it affects everything i do. i stay up too late so i don't want to work out in the mornings. i eat more if i'm feeling hungover. i consume hundreds, maybe even thousands, of calories in one night. my only saving grace is my water addiction.

what i really want to do is give up alcohol entirely. but if that were to happen it would take a very long time. people expect me to drink. when they see me not drinking they ask me why. i should try being honest, but i usually make up some excuse. it's just easier. i think maybe if i slowly ween myself away from drinking people won't expect to see me drinking. i gave up alcohol for lent and when i ordered an arnold palmer people didn't even realize it was non-alcoholic. that worked out real well! my biggest problem with going without is that my husband loves seasonal beer. he buys it and wants me to try it with him. he'd totally understand why i didn't drink a whole bottle. but he doesn't always like to drink alone so i feel bad for not drinking any at all. given time, he'll get over that. at family dinners we usually have a cocktail or two before the meal. i'm not sure how long i could avoid that situation. but if that were the only time i drank i would be very satisfied! i believe those situations would be easy. it's the going out with friends that would give me troubles.

when i'm out with people and someone is drinking water or soda i never question it. if i even notice. i assume they are driving, sick, hungover, etc. but when i don't drink i'm always questioned. and rarely do people want to hear, and accept, my excuse. someone suggested doing without those 'friends' which would be doable for the most part if some weren't family. i guess i could avoid people for awhile. it's getting to be winter afterall. maybe after some time and they see how i've changed they will just accept that i'm not drinking for obvious reasons.

what i really need to do is face up to my demons and accept that i'm an adult and don't have to cave to peer pressure. i need to put myself first and tell people that i just don't want to drink. now, can i really do that?

i have made some progress. my drink of choice is captain morgan with diet dr. pepper. it's so yummy! but i gave up soda for my 2009 new year's resolution and i have not had any since i was chugging my last rum and dr. pepper at 11:59:58 on new year's eve. that is quite an accomplishment. i was drinking a liter of soda almost daily before that. and i would go through lots of capt morgan. i could easily drink half a bottle in a night then the rest the next night. and i'd do it again a week or two later. i'm very proud of not only my no soda accomplishment, but also my severe cutback in rum. but i have drank a lot of beer and wine in it's absence.

next year i will really work on revamping my drinking habits.

if there is anyone who is reading this that has given up drinking entirely i would really love to hear your story!

  
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LOSE2WIN10 10/25/2009 3:52PM

    I went through similar situations regarding drinking. My friends and I are very social people, and we associate being together with needing to drink! I have finally realized that I HATE the way I feel after drinking, and we always eat SO MUCH when we drink. I gave up drinking almost entirely. My friends started out questioning me, telling me to drink, and would make a big deal about it to other people. I just told them all that I can have fun without alcohol and it just isn't that important to me. The next day when they feel like crap and complain about everything they ate and how they feel so fat, I say "that is a huge part of why I didn't drink" I still drink occasionally, but right now losing weight and being healthy is just way more important than a few drinks. If you are surrounded by people who care about you, they should understand and accept your decision to drink/not to drink. I hope my rambling has helped!

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CHAIMANN 10/21/2009 12:16PM

    As with anything else that you feel is risky for you - food or personal space or over-commitment or whatever - you need to let others know what your boundaries are, and then expect them to honor that.

You can decide how much background information to share on a case-by-case basis. Ultimately, though, you should expect that people would honor your needs, especially if you aren't asking them to change their own behavior. Anyone who continues to pressure you is thinking of her/himself more than you. You deserve to surround yourself with people who respect and support you, even if your choices are not the same ones they would make.

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