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It Probably Was Emotional Eating

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I was over on calories by about 200. This evening, after work, BF and I went to test drive a newer used car. I liked the car but did not love it. Then, when it got to talking numbers, turns out I could not afford this car if I want to keep my payments at my chosen number. The hits kept coming. My credit score has fallen by 60-80 points in the last 2-3 years. Then, I saw the CarFax on my car and learned, to my absolute shock, that the odometer was rolled back about 9K miles before I bought the car! So that decreased the trade in value tremendously!

They wanted to talk me into another test drive with a different car, but BF was hungry! So we left and went to taco bell. His choice - he won the baseball bet a couple of weeks ago. Nothing healthy so I ordered mindlessly. It didn't taste as good as I remembered and nothing tasted good tonight anyway.

I am tired, drained, but don't want to sleep yet...

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 7/17/2010 12:02PM


200 calories is not very much. Don't beat yourself up over it.

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CARRAND 7/17/2010 9:12AM

    Taco Bell is hard. They are probably my favorite fast food, but I've been avoiding them because they don't have much that's healthy. Because I'm gluten intolerant, I can't eat the soft tacos or burritos. That just leaves the crunchy tacos and the nachos. (Yum) Going over once in a while isn't bad.
Sorry you got bad news about the car. I hate car shopping, but you will find something if you're patient. Hang in there.

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JHADZHIA 7/17/2010 8:38AM

    Wow! I thought it was illegal to roll back the odometer!! It is too bad you couldn't have checked this CarFax thing and found out about it before you bought it :((. 200 calories is not all that bad considering where you ate. I hope things look better for you tomorrow.

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NISA-JOE 7/17/2010 5:04AM

    Yea... I've been over by more than 200 calories... 1000 once. It was emo-eating, of course. But cheer up, tomorrow's another day. Hope you feel better tomorrow! emoticon

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BEAR_GURL 7/17/2010 3:17AM

    Don't beat yourself up, sweetie; we're human--we all make mistakes (at least you're honest!). Stay positive and I hope you have an AWESOME weekend: )



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JUST_SIMONE 7/17/2010 1:11AM

    200 calories over isn't so bad. Don't beat yourself up about it, but it's great that you recognized it was emotional eating and didn't taste so good. Tomorrow will be better.

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Treading Water

Friday, July 16, 2010

I'm not really progressing. More or less on target with food, not enough exercise but I'm trying to keep the tendonitis at bay. I completely forgot about yoga class today! Monday is the day I get to meet with the requesting attorney and my supervising attorney to talk about how well the material I found meets with the subpoena requirements. I'm a tad nervous about this first paralegal call, but very excited. I am aware that my performance on this project can make me or break me for the chance to do more of this kind of work. This kind of work is far more interesting than my contracts job, so I want to exceed expectations by a long shot!

My sister has decided she will go back to using her maiden name. I believe that's a good thing because it will tell her subconscious mind that she is free to become the person she wants to be...

I jumped off the food carefulness at the tech event today. They had these little cracker type things. One had an edamame paste which was yummy. The other had something else that did not taste good, so I didn't finish it. The cut watermelon was yummy. So was the oatmeal cookie...It was as if I were watching myself eat this stuff which is not my new normal. I am too tired to think a lot about what this means....!

Good night!

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CARRAND 7/16/2010 6:39PM

    Good luck with your paralegal call. I'm sure you'll be great! Mindful eating is a good thing. I find myself doing that, too.

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JHADZHIA 7/16/2010 10:25AM

    You are doing just fine. You can't worry about the exercise until you are sure you are fully healed. Unfortunately, those injuries take a lot of time. All you can do is be careful with your food choices.
I am positive you will rock your first paralegal call. You have shown you are a very intelligent hard working person!
Way to go for your sister. I have always hated that when a woman gets married she completely loses her identity and from that day forward she is Mr. and Mrs. John Henry. Everything is about the man's importance. All too often the first born son is given the father's first name. The woman means nothing. When you get out of a relationship, by all means take back your identity and more power to you!!
Hope you have a good Friday!

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LIBBYFITZ 7/16/2010 10:17AM


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NISA-JOE 7/16/2010 2:04AM

    I get that sometimes. I eat stuff I used to eat without much thought "consciously". My mind is telling me enough of this or that and some times even though I know I have room in my tracker for an unhealthy treat, my mind is telling me "It just ain't right".

It should be a good sign? I guess... emoticon

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Mostly on Track Today and Bug Thoughts

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I ended the day on track nutritionally except for being very low in fat. Go figure. Must be because I skipped the chance to have a Reese's Dark...!

I got over 7K steps, still moving gingerly not because the tendonitis is bad but because I don't want to reawaken the pain.

The car repair bill was about what I thought it would be, but I was stunned by the cost of the rental! I did not get everything repaired, just the urgent items. I may end up replacing this car very soon. I have loved my New Beetle and hope to replace it with a newer used one...I'm going to visit Enterprise Rental Car sales on Saturday just to kick the tires on a deal. The hinderance will be the interest rate and monthly payments. If it's too much, no deal. Either the repair was a bad idea or replacement is a bad idea. I can't decide...

My cousin Jack is coming home from an in-hospital chemo treatment. He looks great, judging from the picture on Facebook. Jack is my eldest cousin and we have never met. LONG story. I hope we do soon! I met his wife Norma at my cousin's funeral 3 years ago.

As far as my situation goes, I keep reminding myself that it is always darkest before dawn. Boy, am I hoping for daylight soon!

THANKS, everyone, for all your comments and prayers for Michael. I have not heard any updates yet.

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CARRAND 7/15/2010 8:42PM

    Best wishes to you in your journey to good health. Next time, eat the chocolate!

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LIBBYFITZ 7/15/2010 7:51AM

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JHADZHIA 7/15/2010 1:19AM

    You are doing great! Make absolutely sure that tendon is healed before doing anything more.
You should have had that Reese ;) I never miss my piece of dark 90% cocoa chocolate from Lindt -I really struggle getting my fat in every day.
I hope your cousin Jack's treatment works.. Never have known anyone to look good after chemo..
I wouldn't want to be in your shoes deciding about the car, good luck with it..
I hope you see some light at the end of the tunnel soon..

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BEAR_GURL 7/15/2010 12:52AM

    I hope everything works out and Michael is in my thoughts and prayers! If you ever need to chat, I'm here: )



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Please Pray for Michael

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yesterday's headline about a workplace shooting in Albuquerque did not generate a call, so I know Larry is ok. Thank you, Lord!

I don't spend much time on Facebook, but I went on there tonight and found, to my shock, that the son of a close friend (former coworker) was in a diving accident. Apparently, he is now paralyzed from the waist down. That certainly puts my trials and tribulations into a humbling tiny perspective. Michael is a young man, 20s, and this tragedy is tough on everyone.

I should be able to bail my car out of the shop tomorrow after more than two weeks. Not all the work is done, but I authorized as much as I could. I wonder if I did the right thing in having the car repaired instead of trading it in. This incomplete repair will cost about $1500 (not including rental) and nearly that much more needs doing. The car is not yet paid for (ALMOST!). Late this afternoon, I learned that VW is not going to make the New Beetle any more! 2010 is the last model year for the car that fits me better than any other car. Had I known that two weeks ago, it might have been enough to push me into trading it in. NOT that I can afford repairs or a newer car, but you have to do what you have to do to keep functioning!

I pray for Michael, for his family, for his caregivers and I give thanks for the zillions of friends he has and the support they are providing...

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JHADZHIA 7/14/2010 5:59PM

    So sorry to hear about Michael :( that is awful news :(.
You haven't even paid for your car and its not under warranty for all those repairs? That is terrible bad luck for you.
My sister and brother were given VW beetles for their very first cars (the original type), and they were the most reliable car around, easy and cheap to fix. You still see some of them around today. It is a shame they are going out of that model :((. Maybe you could get a good used one down the road..

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IAMALIGHTHOUSE 7/14/2010 11:14AM

    prayers to all.

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KARLY47 7/14/2010 9:52AM

    So sorry to hear about Micheal...I have prayers on him right now.

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    prayers for michael. Sad I have heard so many accidents and drowings. Yes I heard that about the beetle. Hugs, prayers

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SUGARBABY60 7/14/2010 6:58AM

    Although Michael has a long road ahead of him (a lifetime actually) know that even tho this tragedy cannot be reversed he can have a very fulfilling life ahead of him My kids dad (a paraplegic) and I adopted 6 children, he and I were married 13 yrs after his accident and we had a very full life together he passed away at 60 and was injured at 23. the adjustment period in the beginning is the hardest after that life goes on. Pray for his strength .

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LIBBYFITZ 7/14/2010 6:43AM

    My thoughts go out to Michael. So sad. emoticon

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ROX2013 7/14/2010 12:31AM

    I am praying for Michael and his family and the long road they have ahead of them! Take care.

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ACIMPEGGY 7/13/2010 11:15PM

    He's got mine, too...and those who are dear to him (and you).

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STEPHENTDAILEY 7/13/2010 10:56PM

    He will be brought up in prayer tonight.

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Greek Yogurt, Blog Comments, Pray for Larry and Other Thoughts

Monday, July 12, 2010

An early blog today just because of my yummy discovery. Several of my Sparkfriends have commented how much they like Greek yogurt. I thought it would be a food on my "later" list - later being when money is not in quite such short supply.

I shop at a discount grocery store, the kind of place where you never know what you will find. Lo, and behold, yesterday they had Stonyfields Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt in chocolate flavor. Four 4-ounce tubs for $1.49! BF put it in the freezer, which I did not know until this morning when I looked for it to bring to work.

For my morning snack, I pulled it out, still very cold, added some craisins and Kashi cocoa beach granola and was in heaven! As one Sparkfriend says "yummo!"

Thanks to all of you wonderful friends who commented on yesterday's blog. I am still very sore this morning from the fall, but not as sore as I thought I would be. I did not go to yoga today. The tendonitis is still bad enough that I don't even want to do my normal walking let alone anything else. One Sparkfriend suggested I try acupunture. I have no experience with that, but have been curious for years about it. Alas, not in the budget and not covered by insurance. Definitely on the "later" list.

I saw a headline today that there was a workplace shooting at a company in Albuquerque. My stepfather just started a new fab job and I don't know where it is, so I am HOPING it was not his shop and that he is not one of the 6 dead or 4 wounded. Please pray for those victims, their loved ones and their coworkers. These kinds of events put my battles in an entirely different perspective.

They are putting solar panels on the roof at work. The installation will take about 6 weeks to do. We had a "ground breaking" party a week or so ago complete with a visit from the mayor. Lots of press and positive vibes. As I walked past one guy this morning, I wished him a good morning and said I am glad he's here. Turns out this is his first job. He just completed a job skills program (thanks to "stimulus" funds) and is just happy as anything to be working! I think we both gained some positive energy in that conversation! I could tell that he's on the low end of the ladder by the way the other guys spoke to him, but his smile was dazzling! Those kinds of interactions stay with me and they remind me of some of the more profound aspects of life. I did not mention that the reason I still have a job is indirectly related to stimulus funds.

Certainly everything today reinforces my attitude for gratitude. I have a job, I have good health, I am getting more fit, I thoroughly enjoyed my food today. The tyranny of "diet" and banned food is gone (for the most part).

Life is great!

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ROX2013 7/13/2010 12:28AM

    Sorry to hear about your tussle with the sidewalk crack! I hope yo heal up fast. So greek yogurt is good? I will have to try some, I have been trying to eat yogurt to help with digestion but haven't found one I like! We all have something to be thankful in these tough times and to pass on a smile is so needed right now. I wish everyone would take the time to count their blessings, it does change your atittude to life and how you live it. Sounds like you already have that great atittude! Have a great Tuesday! emoticon

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JHADZHIA 7/12/2010 10:25PM

    I haven't seen this yogurt yet, but certainly am willing to give it a try should I come across it.
That is so wonderful your conversation with the new worker! What an uplifting moment! Its always nice to take stock of what you really have to be grateful for.
Keep up the great work!

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IXCHEL23 7/12/2010 7:22PM

    Sorry to hear about your fall it's good you're not too sore.
Glad to hear you like greek yogurt I like it too, that's great you got it at such a good price!
So nice of you to help us remember gratitude, we should all take the time to think about all we have in our lives right now to be thankful for.

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NONIE_C 7/12/2010 6:24PM

    Hey there sweet Spark Friend!!! I too am a fan of the fabulous Greek yogurts, and I have to push my brand. Chobani (I think that's spelled correctly) - it is thick and rich and creamy and soooo delish with more fresh fruit added, and the very best thing about it - ABSOLUTELY NO FAT!!! ZERO!!! Downside, however, it's over a $1 and change - NOT CHEAP! So, I eagle eye the stuff, and as soon as it goes on sale for 99 cents, I stock pile. Otherwise, I just treat myself to maybe one or two a week. It's sooooo good, and soooo worth it. AND DID I MENTION IT HAS NO FAT? (he-he). Glad you found some for cheap, and I hope you enjoy it thoroughly!

I'm glad your fall wasn't devastating, and I'm also glad that you were reminded of and able to see your blessings. May they be apparent each and every day!!!

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ACIMPEGGY 7/12/2010 4:43PM

    I'm happy you're better.

My new teammates (on Angels Among Us) would say your young worker friend is an Angel...sent, possibly to help you to realize just how lucky you are.

Same with Greek yogurt...I have seen it, and Stonyfield Farms...but CHOCOLATE?! OMG...gotta find it!

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LIBBYFITZ 7/12/2010 4:15PM

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Thank you for the great bog!

Glad to hear that you're fall wasn't as bad as first thought.

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