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Stressful week...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It has been a very stressful week.

My employers changed information databases and we did not receive any training prior to the change.

One of my cases escalated and the kiddo intentionally put herself in harm's way.

Another case has a mother in the hospital and she may lose her unborn baby.

I can see that a coworker is not really 'working' but is on Facebook all day. His clients are angry that they are not getting their discovery, which is sitting in his In box for two weeks.

I had to deal with someone who admitted he had 'feelings' for me. These are inappropriate, as I am happily married and he has a girlfriend. I was his friend during a horrible time and he misinterpreted my kindness.

I had a very late night last night, as I was initiated into the Elks Lodge.

Now for the good news:

I have mostly been true to my SparkPeople goals.

I still found time to donate plasma.

I effectively dealt with the escalated situation and the kiddo is in a very safe place now.

I was completely transparent with my husband and asked for his help in dealing with the person who wanted more than a friendship. That strengthened our marriage! :)

I am really tired, but I am maintaining a positive attitude and I am moving forward!

I can't wait for Friday! emoticon



Sunday, October 27, 2013

I am so thankful for SparkPeople. This program provides so much valuable information as well as a central place for me to track my progress. :)


Disneyland - Day 2

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Well, I ade it through another day at Disneyland. At a couple of points, I felt upset that I had to be 'good' but I felt GREAT after I actually stayed on my plan. I overcame the challenges! Here is to another day at the happiest place on earth! emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 2/20/2013 1:17AM

    emoticon Disneyland or World is indeed a magical place to go! We all feel like kids when we are there! Love it! Have fun!
Thanks for stopping by my blog last week! emoticon

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AKATHLEEN54 2/13/2013 11:49AM

    Congrats!! and just think how much better you will fell if you continue to stick to the plan and how great you will look!! then you will always be in the happiest place on Earth.... your own body!! Keep going!! emoticon

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STLADEE 2/13/2013 11:42AM

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Disneyland... here I come!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Today was day 1 at Disneyland. No worries... I am still on track. I also walked over 10K steps today, and we were only there for 4 hours. Tomorrow will be a full day there, so we shall see how it unfolds. I am not worried, as there are several healthy choices available. I called the Disney chefs a week ago to get nutritional info! ♥ Yay! emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 2/12/2013 3:59AM

  That's great. We are headed to Disneyland in July....I know, I know, not the best time but....

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COLLEENROSTE 2/12/2013 3:08AM

    enjoy your vacation!

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Staying at my in-law's house... challenges!

Saturday, February 09, 2013

This weekend will prove to be a challenge. We traveled out of town to stay with my in-laws for 3 days. My mother-in-law is an adorable little Jewish woman, who has a mantra of "Eat! Eat!" Oy vey! To avoid this, we made two prep phone calls.. one (my husband took care of) and let her know that I was really trying to be healthier and I had to count all of my food intake, eat., so not to worry aout my food.

The second call (I made), and let her know that we really appreciated them having us for the weekend that we wanted to 'treat' them this weekend and we would do all of the cooking. (This was so I could control the ingredients and portion sized served to me!) She was so appreciative (on the phone) and thought we were so sweet. I assured her that she didn't have to do a thing! We would handle it so she could sit and enjoy our time together instead of being in the kitchen.

So, with plan in hand, we packed the food to take there, loaded the car, and we drove to their home.

Do you think that worked?


When we arrived, she started talking about all the food she just bought and how she couldn't wait for us to try some new recipe! I explained to her that we could do that next time and that I brought all of the food to cook for the weekend. Deaf ears... yup... deaf. So, I am going to make the best of it, try to jump into the kitchen when I can and offer to help.

The thought is sweet, so I can't be too upset...

Any ideas on how to cope with future visits?

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UWHK8STER 2/9/2013 12:00PM

    That's tough - but I think that you just have to plan for it. You had the best of intentions by saying you were going to do the cooking, but she wants to do it for you. I would say that you'll just have to make sure you're eating small portions of whatever she's cooking for you. I would also find ways to get a little bit of fitness in as well - walks, body weight exercises - just little things. Good luck and remember to enjoy the weekend.

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ALIHIKES 2/9/2013 11:55AM

    Wow that is a tough one. I usually handle visits with friends/family by eating small amount of special high calorie treats, and larger amounts of whatever healthy food is available. I also usually bring fresh fruit and some healthy snacks so I have SOMETHING to eat if nothing is healthy. She clearly wants to cherish and cook for her guests.

I have been in the opposite situation also, where I bought food for guests that was special to meet their needs (wheat-free vegetarian friend; Atkins diet relative) and they brought all their own food without telling me first. I wouldn't have purchased the food if I had known!

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    Like a Jewish mother wasn't going to feed you! You had it right at Eat, eat, oy vey!

I have found that the best way to handle these events is to admit they are going to happen, plan for them, cut back on the calories for five days before the event and five days aferward. On average it will work out ond mother-in-law won't be too pissed at you.

emoticon Make Today a Great Day!

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AZMOMXTWO 2/9/2013 11:19AM

  just plan ahead for it so you are ready would be my guess

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