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So much going on...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Just got home from vacation...had a great time with my girls :) On my travels I went to a number of restaurants. Most had some sort of gluten free accommodations 2 surprised me - burger king who had a tasty apple, cranberry and chicken salad with gluten free dressing and cracker barrel with no accommodations at all (I actually had a reaction to a salad with oil and vinegar dressing). Cracker barrel is one of my kids favorite places unfortunately I will not be able to bring them any more :(

Getting ready for school to start for the girls - ones a senior in high school the other in eighth grade, its going to be an exciting year

Start my new position - got transferred from a location I really like to cover 2 locations - its a longer drive almost an hour to one and 45 minutes to the other. More responsibility, same pay and lost the travel pay. But I still have a job with great benefits :)

Looking forward to new starts in so many parts of my life.

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CAKAROO 9/1/2014 4:47PM


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SYDLETZIII 8/31/2014 9:18PM

    It is sad that restaurants do not provide alternatives, it is usually an indication that the cooks are only able to follow a recipe and nothing more creative. Hope the job goes well this year.

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    I had not idea thing offered anything. I'm curious about the dressing. We have a Cracker Barrel here but rarely ever eat there. They are not known for healthy choices.

I hope your kids have a great year!

Gosh, I hate to hear that about the job but your attitude about it is great!

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so much uncertainty....

Sunday, July 27, 2014

There have been rumors that there will be changes at the company I work for.

Well its been confirmed (kind of) - my position has been eliminated. What does that mean? Nobody can tell me. emoticon

Do I stay a part of management? Do I still have a job? Do I get busted to a union associate? Do I get assigned to a location 2 hours from my house if I get to keep a similar job? How does it affect my paycheck and benefits?
I have to wait to find out until I'm officially spoken to by someone else from the corporate office

You may wonder when. I don't know, I was told when it happens it will happen. The person who told me may have wanted to give me a heads up. I think its like pulling a bandaid off...just do it. Why make us swing in the wind. emoticon

On a positive note:
- I did not stop and get the giant size of chips on the way home
- I did not stop at the local burger barf for a huge burger and humongous order of fries
- I am changing how I handle stress
- I went for a walk, made a phone call and had a normal dinner
- I realized I cant do anything about their decision until I know what the out come will be

Thank you, to all of you for helping me to change my habits. emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 8/31/2014 6:29AM

    You handled it well. I hope they clarify their plans soon so you can act upon it appropriately.

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NHES220 7/28/2014 3:38PM

    Wow, good for you for handling the stress the way you did. The uncertainty is the worst. I hope you get your answers soon!

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    I hope that the company has a good plan for you. I think it is good that you at least know some of that is to come and are not completely blind-sided. You are handling this well.

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FITKAT62 7/27/2014 8:32AM

  Everything happens for a reason. Think of it as a challenge.

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LWILKINS60 7/27/2014 8:14AM

    You controlled the things you could yesterday!

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ARNETTELEE 7/27/2014 8:03AM

  Things will work out!

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JAROL7 7/27/2014 8:02AM

    Worrying really works. 90% of what we worry about never happens ... so it obviously works.

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My you've got to be kidding me moment of the day :)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

So I walk into the house and there are candles lit. Mind you middle of the day beautiful outside. I ask whats with the candles. The response I get - "The cat litter smells" so I say change it, the response " no its easier to light the candles"

Gotta love it


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MBUICE 6/30/2014 8:05PM

    Wow, just wow...

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    ROFLMO!!!! Time to kick someone's butt outdoors while they carry, empty, and clean out the cat box.

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MAINEALI 6/29/2014 1:02PM

    That had to be either a man or a teenager! Good grief!


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When I look in the mirror...

Sunday, May 11, 2014

When I look in a mirror I have a hard time seeing that I've lost weight - I know I have ( I lost 2 pant sizes), but I just don't see it.

I needed something to show me how much I've lost.

Here it is:

I've lost 2 16.5 pound bags of dog food:)

Thanks for stopping by

Have a Happy Mothers Day!

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KATIBUG49 5/11/2014 4:28PM

    Take a picture of yourself in some of your bigger clothes, that should help. I like the visual of the dog food,however. Congrats!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/11/2014 12:20PM

    You have a great Mother's Day too!

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MOODYKEYS 5/11/2014 7:44AM

    i feel lighter but saw myself in the sliding glass door and i dont feel like i look better. i know i have went from 232 to 216 but i cant wait till i can really see it. thanks for the images. happy mothers day.

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JSTETSER 5/11/2014 6:52AM

    I see the new clothes in a smaller size, but I agree. I don't see the amazing healthy change.
I feel it, though

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ROX525 5/11/2014 6:38AM

    I always use bags of sugar...dog food is even better as those "puppies" are heavy. Great job!! Happy Mother's Day to you.

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What I've learned while losing almost 40 pounds

Sunday, May 04, 2014

To others they are probably obvious - but I can be stubborn

- I like drinking water, soda is now to sweet
- Walking outside is peaceful (and my me time)
- small changes are easier than big ones
- Its not all about the scale, I am down two sizes and I have more energy
- I really like fresh fruit and veggies

Thanks for stopping by

Have an awesome day emoticon

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QUERIDAANA 6/23/2014 6:04AM

    Great life lessons! emoticon

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CANDOK1260 5/9/2014 12:29PM

    emoticon emoticon on the weight loss

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    Loved this blog!! Very positive and motivating!

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JAROL7 5/4/2014 7:38AM

    CONGRATS. Yes, it isn't rocket science ... but only 5% of us will take it off and keep it off.

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RIDLEYRIDER 5/4/2014 7:20AM

  Every day is a new learning experience, isn't it? Enjoy!

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GHOSTFLAMES 5/4/2014 7:18AM

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