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Statutes, Binge, Baseball and Walk

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I spent most of the day reading statutes, which I hate to do. I find it mind-numbingly boring. But I have to find the info for my attorney. Panic is starting to set in. What if I can't find what she wants? I will appear stupid and she won't hold back in her criticism.

Perhaps it is that stress that made me HUNGRY all day. I did very well, for the most part, until evening. Then I went carbo crazy. Not conducive to success!

The Giants are leading in the game, but the lead is tenuous and there is a lot of time left.

One of my SP friends is feeling down. I hope she sees my blog and sees that I am thinking of her. I sent her a Sparkgoodie that matches her favorite sport. I hope that perks her up!

The fundraiser walk is exactly a month away. A few people have donated generously and I am humbled. I still have a long way to go for the donations. For the two of us, I need to raise $500. I sent an email to the publisher of our inhouse company newsletter but I have not yet heard whether or not she will publish the article. It is not a company-sponsored thing, but they run "ads" so I am hopeful. I don't feel right about using company supplies (copier, etc) to solicit donations, but I need to do something. I have not had time to work on a flyer nor do I have the artistic abilities. I picture things, but they always look as if I child produced them! Of course, that might be fitting for a child charity, but....

I MUST get back on track tomorrow!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 10/21/2010 7:58AM

  Thank you so much for the spark goodie. It made me smile. :-)

Whenever I get stressed out.. carbs are all that I tend to crave & want. I guess that's why stress is not a good thing. ;-)

The fundraiser walk sounds like a LOT of fun. :-) Hope you can make your donation quota.

Hope your team won!

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JHADZHIA 10/21/2010 12:16AM

    Stress IS what makes you want to snack on all the wrong things, especially carbs. I know I sure do get the cravings if something is stressing me out and I will mindlessly scarf up anything I have on hand. I hope you find those statutes soon.. Good hunting.
Enjoy your game! A break for you.
Hope you can get more donations. Wish I could help you, making posters up is something I am good at and do for the club a lot (I have a printing program to get templates, backgrounds, illustrations, etc.-you would need the same program to view it though)

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LIBBYFITZ 10/21/2010 12:06AM

    emoticonI am sure you will find what you are looking for! emoticon

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CARRAND 10/20/2010 9:35PM

    The Phillies are ahead by 4 to 2 now, as I watch the game. Well, it's never over till it's over.

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Uneven Progress

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My head feels better, but my stomach hurts when I eat.

I got in over 10K steps without a lunch time walk. Not sure how I managed that, but I was busy all day. I am still feeling really overwhelmed, but I just realized tomorrow is Wednesday not Thursday, so I have some extra time for some research I need to do. I am not a huge fan of researching statutes. Reading statutes puts me to sleep! Of course, if I were better at it, I might not feel that way.

I finally got back in to the charity site and finished setting up my fundraiser page. A coworker already donated so I am committed! I drafted an article for the company newsletter but I don't know if it will be published or not. As I said in my earlier blog about this, the SP policies prevent me from specifics. If you are interested in donating to a health cause for children, send me an email with your personal email address and I will send you the info. Obviously, this is not an arm twisting situation, just a note that the opportunity exists if you are interested.

I scarfed down a handful of tortilla chips until I put the bag away. It was as if I were watching someone eat them. I really don't like that....!

I ordered a CD of my performance on local TV. This will be fun. I will learn a lot by watching everyone. The next time I get to do that, I will do a better job.

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LIBBYFITZ 10/20/2010 2:35PM

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JHADZHIA 10/20/2010 1:48AM

    Way to go getting in the steps!! You actually did very well to stop yourself from eating that bag of chips. i don't know that I would have stopped, that is for sure. The fact you were able to is very telling. The healthy lifestyle HAS made a lasting impression on you. Before, you would have eaten those chips without another thought..
Its actually a great learning tool to watch yourself on TV. That is why the sports teams all tape their games, to show their players little things they need to do to improve their performances.
I hope your stomach feels better soon.
Sleep well,

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NONIE_C 10/20/2010 12:17AM

    Good job on getting all those steps in today, and I think it's great that you're raising money to help children. I know that feeling of being outside yourself when you're eating, and it's super frustrating, but the more you stay at your program, the more you'll be consistently conscious about what's going in you. Just stick with it and don't beat yourself up. What was your performance on local tv about? How exciting!

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Salsa and Garlic Bread

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thank you for the wonderful thoughts and SparkGoodies today. I am fighting a cold/sinus infection/ear infection - probably due to the season change and being in a hot-cold-hot-cold situation on Saturday at the seminar. At times, the room was hot, at times, cold.

I have had zero energy and even took a long nap this afternoon. I went in to work to do some urgent things and got one done before I realized there was no point in me staying. I came home, taking the day as a vacation day.

I did not meet many metrics today: no exercise, low in water and food. Tomorrow should be better, but I am not going to put in overtime. This has the feeling of something that could hang on for a while. My supervising attorney worked from home today also fighting a cold. Maybe we won't have our meeting tomorrow...That would be fine with me.

When I woke up from my nap, I wanted to keep sleeping but was afraid I would not be able to sleep tonight, so I got up. I was craving salsa so I went to the corner market and got some. Probably craving the C. It is HOT - I make mine without jalapenos and this had them. Added a few chips and followed with garlic bread. Odd dinne, but that was what I wanted.

I have to be careful about that. Eating strangely when I don't feel well is part of the reason I lose so slowly. Speaking of which, I lost about half a pound this week. Considering I was not pushing the exercise or strength training, I was happy. Unfortunately, this week is starting light in that arena as well.

I really appreciate my Spark family! You are the brightest part of my life right now!

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LIBBYFITZ 10/19/2010 9:40PM

    emoticonSorry to hear you are not well. Rest as much as possible. Allow your immune system to do it's job of fighting the virus. emoticon emoticon

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CARRAND 10/19/2010 8:35PM

    Hope you are feeling better soon. Salsa is a vegetable, isn't it?

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NONIE_C 10/19/2010 1:23AM

    Sometimes taking care of yourself means taking some time off from the exercise. So long as you're not being unconscious in your actions, listening to your body is A-OK. And congats on the 1/2 lb loss!!!

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MISSY455 10/19/2010 1:21AM

    I hope you feel better soon. Sometimes a nap is the best medicine :-)

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JHADZHIA 10/19/2010 12:25AM

    Good for you on the loss!! Salsa is actually low calorie and a preferred sauce to use. The hot peppers are supposed to be beneficial for health and reducing pain. I always have hot pepper jelly every night and put chili flakes on my salads. And of course, garlic is heart healthy too, I always have some with my egg whites every night (to ensure I don't have garlic breath during the day during my interactions with people lol).
You are supposed to rest with a cold. Only mild exercise is necessary. I have had long naps sometimes coming home from bridge. Today it was two hours. I seem to have no trouble getting back to sleep when it comes my regular time to go to bed.
Sparks does advocate no more then an hour though. I try to shorten mine by drinking water before I lay down so I will have to get up to go to the biffy. Didn't work today though.
I hope you can get a good sleep tonight and feel better tomorrow..
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MYRTLEBEACHWINS 10/19/2010 12:16AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sending first aid, hoping your fell better soon. Oh and my vote is for the garlic bread and salsa. Yummy!

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JAVALOVERTOO 10/18/2010 11:56PM

    Feel better soon! emoticon

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Couch Potato Day & a Prayer Request

Sunday, October 17, 2010

No exercise today. Totally drained. I did what I absolutely had to do and no more. Going to bed early. Back on track tomorrow. The day will be busy and I hope to take part of the day off, but it very likely won't happen.

Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand was paralyzed below the neck after making a tackle during a game against Army, and he will remain hospitalized for the near future.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/foot

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CARRAND 10/18/2010 9:34PM

    Sometimes a couch potato day is just what you need. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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EMPTYNESTER60 10/18/2010 8:11PM

    Glad you had a restful Sunday - that was me last Sunday. Never got out of my jammies. emoticon

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 10/18/2010 8:57AM

  i am glad you had some kind of rest on sunday. best of luck today (monday).

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ILLINITEACHER52 10/18/2010 7:54AM

  Hope you feel better. Prayers for Eric have been happening ever since I heard yesterday......

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LIBBYFITZ 10/17/2010 11:47PM

    emoticonI am glad you had a break. you have a very hectic life. you do need time off! emoticon emoticon

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RUNIT03 10/17/2010 11:37PM

    good night:) good luck tomorrow!

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Roller Coaster Day

Sunday, October 17, 2010

In the middle of the night last night, BF woke me up to let me know he needed a ride in the morning to retrieve his bicycle that he had locked up about 15 miles from home. I had already realized I was going to have to leave home very early so as to be able to drive to the paralegal meeting without fighting the glare of the rising sun. Great. So having to run him up there meant I'd have to get up and leave even earlier. Plus, I would be starting my drive to the meeting place from a very different spot from where my downloaded directions started. (I don't have GPS, a printer at home or a phone with email). Only now, at the end of the day, do I remember that I could have gotten those new directions at work, which is between home and his destination.

Last night, I learned a friend was going to the paralegal meeting and I had called and asked if we could carpool. I left her a voicemail and did not hear back. After I dropped BF off this morning, she called me. We met up and drove to the conference center together. Marsha finished the paralegal program at the end of the quarter before I did and I had not seen her since. It was great having the chance to reconnect!

The day was not what I expected. The material presented was very elementary. I thought I was going to learn the nuts and bolts of mediation and it was what I had learned in school, but less so.
The vendors sponsored the food, so there was a lot of food! I tracked everything I ate and ate carefully. I skipped all the candy, most of the pastries, all of the desserts at lunch and the whole cocktail scene. My snacks were not chocolate or cheese, but fruit and water.

The lunch was mostly heavy food. I had a salad without dressing and, oddly, beef. The beef was the only protein not drowned in breading, cheese or other calories. I was very proud of myself! I had moments of hunger, but I was not stuffed like everyone else was. I enjoyed the fruit for my snacks and the crunch of broccoli at lunch.

I did not get to do all the networking I wanted to do. I never saw some of the board members except when they were on stage. At lunch, I ate by myself. Not by choice. No one joined me and so I ate and went for a walk around the beautiful estate that has been turned into a conference center.

With the schedule I had, I ended up not getting on the computer until this evening. First time I've done ALL my sparkpeople stuff at one time. Speaking of SparkPeople, I mentioned it to someone who asked me how I was losing weight. I was not preaching and, as I talked, she continued eating her fettucini or chicken parmagiana or whatever it was.

A week or so ago, my laptop was stolen and I have not been able to update everything. I just got an email from my wireless carrier that my online access to the account has been blocked because someone has attempted 3 times to get in. I feel sick. I am scared.

BF got angry at me this evening for something really silly. The degree of anger over something so minor really shocked me.

Yvonne emailed me that her elderly parents are not doing well. She has a cat dying of kidney disease and is feeling overwhelmed. I am sure part of that is the quality of the relationship she has with her parents. She is scared. I know how she feels, but I also know my words are of little comfort.

The San Francisco Giants won their game tonight!

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TEENY_BIKINI 10/17/2010 10:37PM

    Sounds like a roller coaster indeed. Driving from unknown locations is not my specialty - even with directions I am not the best navigator. I just hate driving in general.

I certainly hope tomorrow is less turbulent. Sending big hugs just because....


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CARRAND 10/17/2010 9:01PM

    Some days are just harder than others, but you didn't overeat in reaction to the stress, and that's important. You are making some good habits and it will pay off. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

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POORGIRL_DIET 10/17/2010 7:58PM

    Well done with your food choices, that was great

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 10/17/2010 4:30PM

  great job on your food choices! really sorry to hear about your laptop being stolen. :( you really are such a busy woman... i hope relaxing for you is in your future!

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JHADZHIA 10/17/2010 4:07PM

    Well done with all your food choices at the conference!! Sorry you couldn't network :(( That is such a downer cause you really need the contacts in your chosen career :((
This BF sure doesn't seem to be mindful or respectful of your needs. I sure hope he is worth the aggravation..
Sorry about your wireless connection, couldn't they issue a new one and delete the old one?? Did you inform them your computer was stolen? Companies won't help you unless you tell them what happened and ask for assistance.
You sure had one whirlwind of a day. I hope you got some rest today..
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LIBBYFITZ 10/17/2010 6:09AM

    You did well with the food choices at the lunch! I find that the hardest time. But like you with the help of Sparkpeople it becomes ingrained in us to portion control and make the right choices!

So sorry to hear about your computer being stolen!

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