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Late breaking news story

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I got home tonight and got into a trying on mood. You know, check the closet, cross your fingers, and see what fits.

And -- lo and behold -- I was able to not only get into but actually button and have room in -- a long coat that I haven't worn since two jobs ago! That is, since a job I left in mid-October.

Of 2000.

No more wearing a jacket if I'm wearing a skirt or dress and need something else to keep me warm. I'll look professional. And cute. ;)

This has been a late breaking news story. We now return you to your regularly scheduled life, already in progress.

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SISNAMIL 3/13/2008 10:12AM


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JESPAH 3/13/2008 5:36AM

    Thank you -- some lovely comments to wake up to this morning!

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SPARKNMOM 3/12/2008 9:54PM

    Wow...that's great! I find these little successes so motivational!! You're doing super!

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BEKAH082 3/12/2008 7:52PM

    Cheers to you! Congratulations!

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JESPAH 3/12/2008 7:37PM

    Thank you! {blush}

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ANNETTEMARIE63 3/12/2008 7:37PM

    WHOO HOO great job. keep up the great work. that is fantastic

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MSRO1976 3/12/2008 7:09PM

  That is phenomenal! There is no better surprise or feeling than that. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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Yeah, Baby, She's Got it

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Or you could look here:

Both are equally cheesy but the song spoke to me last week in a way that didn't really hit me until this morning. I was walking to the bus stop and just really striding. And fast, too!

Now, I always seem to have shin splints or ankle issues or some sort of weird nagging foot pain or whatever -- all of those dumb things that keep one from enjoying just walking. But today I was really on fire.

I don't want to jinx it but it really felt fabulous. Now if I could only bottle that.

Oh and another thing -- when the Monday weigh-in comes around, I suspect I'll be at 25 lbs. off. Yay me! :)


What good's a cold ...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

... if you can't give it to someone?

At least, that's what my father always says.

Hence, I'm going back to work although, since I more or less got this bit o' fun from someone there, I probably can't return the favor. Ah well, there's always next time.

Anyway, thank you all for your kind support.

I did the resistance bands this AM, plus I will have to get in 15 mins of walking whether I want to or not -- it's the only way to get to work. But no weights for me today, and possibly not tomorrow; I'll see.

I'm just glad to be up and about, without any sort of body aches to speak of and with an internal temperature that seems to be stable.

More or less.

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JESPAH 3/11/2008 2:43PM

    Thank you. As for infecting people, I may have already done that without even trying, as one of my colleagues is out sick today. So my work here is done. :)

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SISNAMIL 3/11/2008 11:38AM

    Glad to know you are starting (at least) to feel more like yourself. Bundle up when you go out though, you don't need a relapse.

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Sick Sick Sick

Monday, March 10, 2008

Last night I got into bed and could not get warm. My hands and feet, in particular, were freezing. So I piled on the layers -- 2 prs of socks, 2 sweatshirts, 1 pr long john bottoms, 1 pr sweats, 1 3/4 sleeve shirt. Plus one of the sweatshirts is a hoodie and I wore the hood, and I put on gloves.

I was still cold. I had body aches. I was supremely unhappy.

Come this morning, of course, I'm sweating. Again like a longshoreman.

Hence I'm calling in sick to work today and there will be no physical activity for me, shy of getting downstairs to get my meals. I'll still take the alli capsules and will still watch the food intake but there is no way I am doing anything physical. I really want to kick this cold/mild flu quickly. A lot of people around me have had it. I had a flu shot this year but it doesn't seem to matter much as there is a strain going around that the CDC missed when they mixed up the batch of vaccine.

I will now revert to my childhood, as I sometimes do while I'm sick.

Therefore, please read me a story. Thanks in advance zzzzzzzzz

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SPARKNMOM 3/10/2008 10:12PM

    Glad you're feeling's definitely NO fun feeling like that.

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JESPAH 3/10/2008 7:05PM

    Everybody's so nice {shniff}.

PS I am feeling better, nothing that a lot of sleep, crosswords and fluids wouldn't cure.

Tomorrow I get to infect my coworkers! Yay!

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ACEHIGH76 3/10/2008 10:31AM

    I hope you feel lots better soon!

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SISNAMIL 3/10/2008 10:26AM

    Once upon a time.... We have had it here. My DH is still in bed with it. I came into work (somebody had to open up) even though I am still chilling. So take a zzzzzzz for me too.

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ANNETTEMARIE63 3/10/2008 6:00AM

    hope you get well soon and you be sure to drink plenty of water but also keep in mind that you should never exercise when you are sick.

ok there is my story to you. don't think you would want to hear a story that I usually tell my neice about a princess or my nephew about thomas the

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Land o' Fish

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Two days ago it was salmon. Yesterday it was leftover salmon for lunch and swordfish for dinner. Today it'll be tuna for lunch.

I am enjoying it -- I used to eat fish before, but we didn't have it for meals as my husband was not enamored of it. But he's a lot more interested now. It also seems that when I have fish over the weekends, I have better losses on Mondays (my official checkin day). Hmmm.

I will not, however, grow gills.

A gal's gotta draw the line somewhere.

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SISNAMIL 3/10/2008 10:22AM

    I love fish,butmy husband thinks it has to be battered and fried,unless it is salmon croquets or tuna.

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JESPAH 3/10/2008 5:35AM

    OOoh I understand tilapia is the gooood stuff.

I mainly just marinate the heck out of it, then 3 minutes on each side, twice (e. g. flip, flip, flip) on the indoor grill. Mrs. Dash makes a few kinds of marinade (I swear I am not a shill for Mrs. Dash; I just like the products) and the other night I used the mesquite. I bought a case of it via Amazon so I'm glad we like it.

We have cases of all sorts of diet-friendly foods, cluttering up our dining room: marinade, Oven Fry, oatmeal, Crystal Light, low sugar fruit snacks, decaf tea, etc. We live among the diet foods, it seems.

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THEBLUEGIRL 3/9/2008 10:28PM

    My husband and I are trying to eat more fish too. I'm the one who doesn't like it but he loves it. I've tried salmon at least a half dozen times and I just don't like it. But Josh (that's the husband) made a really good tilapia on Thursday. I was so surprised how much I liked it!

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SPARKNMOM 3/9/2008 10:01PM

    Glad to hear there will be no gills for you!! I am horrible at cooking fish. So...I only make it for myself! Not the family : ) Good luck on tomorrow's weigh in!

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