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Help, I'm having a bad day!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I'm at work right now, and I'm wanting to get fast food on the way home. I'm just having a bad day at work today. Simon has a way of doing that to me! He's one of the engineers and he's been checking my work today. Well he is so not understanding of the fact that I'm still a student and so inexperienced.

First off, I made a spelling error on one of the drawings, and he's chinese, so he said that I should know english better than him. You know, it was just a typing error, I switched around a couple letters, doesn't mean I don't know english. Then I gave him a package to review, well he came back with all these corrections and I made them and gave it back to him. Well, he said "are you sure?" and so not in a nice way. Then he had more corrections and did the same thing again, he always does it. He acts like I should know everything and not make any mistakes ever. He's just not a nice person and I hate when I have to get him to review my stuff.

When my boss, Natalie, does it she's very nice and explains everything, and explains why we do things a certain way, no matter how many times I have to go back and fix it. Granted my dad is her boss, but I'm not even willing to go to my dad and complain about Simon, and I don't have the guts to say anything to him. I just can't be confrontational like that. I want to do really well too, especially because I work for family.

So right now, I want to go home and pick up dinner on the way and I know I shouldn't. I don't know what I can do to stop myself right because I am so not in a good mood and I have no will power tonight.

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KATHE555 6/22/2010 11:14PM

    Simon is a bum.... don't let him control what you eat! :-)

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LIFEGENESIS 6/22/2010 7:52PM

    Hang in there sweetie. Sometimes you just got to grit your teeth, grip the wheel and concentrate on why you are here. You did the right thing posting, now that we are holding you accountable YOU have to take the next step.

Don't do it sweetie.

We will be waiting to hear how you did.


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WEIGHTING4BABY 6/22/2010 6:23PM

    Simon probably doesn't even realize he is irking you. Typical man. ;-)

I totally understand! But there is "that guy" at every single job. It is hard to remember that when everything is crashing down at the same time. I agree with Paula, get something healthy on your way home!

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PRINCEZLEAH 6/22/2010 4:40PM

    You are always going to run into jerks like Simon. Don't let him rent space in your head like that. If you really feel the need to get fast food, get a salad or before you order get the nutrient information and chose from that. I do that when I want fast food. And I end up with a low calerie dinner that is very filling. But remember that you are emotionally eating and I also do that. It is very hard to break that pattern. Going home at eating may be the best bet. He is a jerk. Don't let him ruin any and all success you had made. emoticon

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    Take a deep breath! You are always going to have people at work that bug you. And sometimes going back and redoing something benefits you later on. I've been there for writing public captions for HiRISE.

Go for a walk somewhere, see something beautiful and just breathe. You need to find ways to conquer stresses or deal with them better. Wanting to stop by fast food seems like the option because that's what you are used to doing and now that I've spied you you really want it. Resist it. You can do it.

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LILMOMMY22 6/22/2010 4:15PM

    Don't let others pull you down!! You can do this. Simply drive right on by that most awfully convenient drive through. As you drive by wave and think how you are stuffing Simon's nasty attitude down the drain and taking control!!

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PAULA777 6/22/2010 4:12PM

    As much as you can ignore Simon, some people are asses, period. Secondly, go ahead and stop after work; but plan to get something healthy like a small salad. Then stop at a park or somewhere peaceful and eat your salad slowly - savor it and let the day's troubles fall away from you.

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Spy Challenge Day 2

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ok so for my no eating out for breakfast challenge I made a not so good choice for breakfast yesterday but today was really good.

Breakfast: instant plain oatmeal with 1/4 cup dried fruit and 1 tbsp honey

I could have gone without the honey though because it was sooo sweet, and that's saying something because I love sweet. I only added it because I don't like plain oatmeal and I wasn't sure if the fruit would make it sweet enough. I think also I'll need to have something else with my breakfast, like yogurt or something because it's now 10:30 and I'm already getting hungry. I ate at 7:30 this morning. Though I suppose this could be a good time to have my morning snack.

I will be going swimming tonight as well for the challenge, and I will go for at least 40 minutes and actually count my laps this time. Keeping in mind though that I'm not the most skilled swimmer and so I can't swim continuously.

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BYEBYEFAT. 6/22/2010 11:32PM

    Great job! i want to start swimming :)

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JISTY06 6/22/2010 10:39PM

    Woot! Keep up the great work!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 6/22/2010 8:46PM

    What a great start to your day! Keep up those wonderful choices.

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    Excellent choice for breakfast! Great start for the week!

Bring fruit (pears, apple, peaches, apricot) to snack on or veggies (snow peas, carrots, green beans)! Eating smaller meals more often is better for you as is eating when you are hungry only. Learn your body signals!

I don't like plain oatmeal either so I have cinnamon and sugar. Some sugar yes.. I have to. But I keep it limited. :D

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KATHYCOOK4 6/22/2010 1:27PM

    Good job. I eat yogurt & I love it. I get the low-fat kind with fruit in it. I find that it's filling & keeps me going.

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LIFEGENESIS 6/22/2010 11:22AM

    What a great way to start the day! Awesome job on Day 1!

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Spy Challenge

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ok, I have been challenged by THEICEVALKYIRE to not eat out at all for a whole week, this is still something I'm working on so it's a great challenge. She also challenged me to swim 25 laps more or do a water aerobics class. The classes interfere with my schedule this week and I don't actually know how many laps I've been swimming. I only just recently started swimming as part of my exercise routine so I haven't been counting lol. I will start counting and I will add an extra 10 minutes or so as that part. I will update this blog each day with my breakfast and on swimming days for how long I went. I usually go for 25 or 30 minutes and I will aim for 40 - 45 this week.


Monday - poptarts! not the best breakfast but I did eat at home ^_^


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JISTY06 6/22/2010 10:36PM

    Ouch! Poptarts are so high in calories!!
You can do this though! Keep your head in the game! =)

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KATHYCOOK4 6/21/2010 3:35PM

    Good for you. I've taken to eating Yogurt. I thought that I didn't like it, but when I tried it, it was soooo good. Today I bought about 20 containers of the stuff.

Hang in there. emoticon emoticon

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    Well I guess poptart is a bit better than fast food... but don't make it a habit! That's what I'm trying to get you to learn is your breakfast habit/routine. Start preparing your food so you aren't grabbing last minute.

Swimming, you can do it!

Good luck!

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IMLOSINIT4GOOD 6/21/2010 11:16AM

    Oh I am liking this challenge idea!

I might have to challenge myself to something this week. Like blogging everyday or something..

You've got me thinkin!

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NO_EXCUSES_ 6/21/2010 9:44AM

    You can do it! Use this challenge to help you kick the fast food =) Good Luck!

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June 18, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

I have been looking on the internet for cake recipes today. I'm making one for father's day and when I asked what kind I was told to surprise him ^_^ I make cakes all the time so I wanted to find something different. I've decided to make red velvet cake. I'm very excited because I've never had red velvet before and I've never made it either. It'll be a good surprise too because it'll be covered in white icing of course and I won't say anything so I should get a good reaction when they cut it and see the color ^_^ I'm anxious to taste it too. I'll post a pic after I make it.

I'm also a little annoyed with my group for class tomorrow. We have a presentation to do and I haven't gotten a response form them so I think I'll be doing the whole thing myself. I may have put this in yesterday's blog too lol. I can't remember. I'm still hoping to hear from them still today but I'm not going to wait for them. If I do end up doing it all myself I'll just let the teacher know and be done with it. I'm annoyed but I want the mark enough to do it. I'm not going to let them make me fail.

If I get the presentation done in time I'm going to go for a swim tonight but it doesn't look good. I'll probably be waiting until Sunday now because tomorrow I won't have time. I have class in the morning, then my exam, then I'm going out tomorrow night. I am glad though that tomorrow is my last saturday class ^_^

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MESSENE 6/19/2010 8:27AM

    emoticonYum! The cake sure sounds emoticon emoticon emoticonYour Daddy will be so happy! emoticon
Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon

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    I start Sat. classes in the fall and go the Fall semester, the Spring semester of 2011 and the summer too for an accelerated MBA program. The classes will be from 8 am until 4 or 5!!! I'm a bit nervous, but will make it some how. :) I hope you have a great weekend!!!

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LYNNDE 6/18/2010 5:38PM

    Oh, that definitely sounds delicious! yum...would love to see some pics.

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IMLOSINIT4GOOD 6/18/2010 4:56PM

    From a veteran red velvet cake baker/devour-er I will tell you the three most important ingredients

1 - Real Buttermilk: This makes the cake. Any alteration to this ingredient really makes it something other than red velvet cake.
2 - Cream Cheese Frosting: Nothing else pairs with the cake nearly as nice
3 - Pecans: This makes it a southern favorite. You've got to have the crushed pecans on the side and a few garnishing the top.

It is really the best cake I've ever had. Chocolaty and delicious, and utterly red velvet.

I hope you have a blast making it and have fun presenting it to your Dad!

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June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Well I'm doing pretty good so far with eating at home more often. I pack lunch every day for work now, and I'm eating breakfast and dinner at home more often though still not all the time. I think I'll be good by the end of the month though when I start trying to improve WHAT I'm eating. It has already gotten better by not eating out but not by enough.

I've been meaning to start swimming too. I have read many things online, it's good for weight loss, or it's not good for weight loss but is for general fitness. So I decided even if it's only good for general fitness that will help with the other stuff I'm doing. It's also a lot of fun and I find it relaxing. I do have pretty bad technique though lol, I haven't done much to practice my technique since I stopped swimming lessons at around 12. I will be doing some adult swimming lessons to work on this so I can get better and hopefully do more. I'm going to start going in about a month when my Monday nights are free. For now, I'll just go ahead without being good at it lol.

Work has been going well, I'm doing more and seem to be a bit more busy lately. I am still having a problem with my neck, it's been really sore. After getting a massage it was good for a few weeks so I'm going to go again and then again shortly after. It really causes me problems when the pain in my neck gives me a migraine.

Dance lessons are going well too, they reworked my program to inlcude the viennese waltz. Oh it's so hard lol. I have problems with just the basic step lol. It's all turns though, and really fast. So even the basic steps are not so basic lol. My teacher also knows I'm uncomfortable getting really close to people, so yesterday she showed me a little bit about the body contact, but only a little and we didn't actually dance like that. It was very awkward for me but good that I'm starting to get into it even only a tiny bit. The problem is mainly that in a proper hold our stomachs would be touching, I'm ok with just our hands now, though even that was uncomfortable in the beginning. I'm gettin there ^_^

I think that covers everything new for me lol. Hope you all have a great day!

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    Sounds like an awesome exercise and all that moving is very motivating. I am proud of you and I love your background.

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TIGGERIFFIC123 6/17/2010 8:13PM

    You have made some pretty amazing changes in such a short period of time. Best of all you are feeling more confident and comfortable with yourself...that is HUGE!! CONGRATS on all of those changes for they are the foundation for long term lifestyle change...YOU ROCK!!

Swim badly, Swim well...Just swim and have fun no matter how you


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MESSENE 6/17/2010 5:28PM

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NO_EXCUSES_ 6/17/2010 1:42PM

    You amaze me and I wish I had the confidence you have! I'm too embarrassed to take any classes and you are here showing me what fun I could be having if I would just lose my body image problems.
I'm proud of you for how well you have been doing on taking your lunch. It's those little steps that add up to make such a big difference.

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IMLOSINIT4GOOD 6/17/2010 1:40PM

    You are making so many positive changes!

I think you're doing terrifice, keep it up lady!


It takes a really strong person to see where they need to improve and actually follow though with it, so I think it is awesome that you are able to make all these seemingly small (and not so small!) changes that are going to add up to a great new improved you!

You're inspiring me!


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LIFEGENESIS 6/17/2010 1:30PM

    Holy cow! What greatness! Swimming, dancing and becoming more comfortable with oneself? That is awesome sweetie! Glad to hear that such good things are going on in your life...*including that you are are still packing your lunch...woot!*

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