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Happy Valentines & Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tonight I am going to my parent's house for dinner. I like going to see them once a week or every two weeks. I talk to my Mom in email every work day and call them a couple times a week. My Dad is OK I guess. He is home, but doesn't like to talk about how he is feeling. He is still smoking... nothing I can do about it though. I am just trying to show him I care as much as I can!

I won't be celebrating Valentines with my fiance tonight because of his schedule. We may be going out on Friday night, but I am not sure yet. He is usually off Thurs and Fri night but he is working Thursday night as another overtime shift so, who knows if he will be off on Friday!

Maybe next week I will start going back to the gym. I really need to go. My cold is ALMOST done. I can actually smell again! My one co-worker picked up McDonalds for his lunch... mmmm fries! It smelled so good haha.

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the day!

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MOEMOORE 2/15/2012 3:47AM

    Happy Valentine's Day!

I didn't get to see my husband much today either. But in our case, its because I'm the one working tonight! I had suggested doing something Friday night after I get off work, but he's going to the opening baseball game at the university. So maybe Saturday. It's better not going anywhere on the holiday anyway - everyone is out then! LOL!

Hope you enjoyed the time with your parents!

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FREETHEGODDESS 2/14/2012 10:45PM

    Glad your cold is gettng better. Just remember that feeling thin and strong feels soooo much better than eating some french fries. You CAN do this!

Exercise is really important to losing weight. It helps me to stay positive and feel stronger plus it burns more calories than sitting around. When I miss my exercise for more than 2 days I feel really bad. It is incredible how much it affects my mood.

Have a fantastic week and keep Sparkin' works!

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Happy Monday

Monday, February 13, 2012

I hope everyone had a great week & even better weekend. Mine was pretty good. I got to see my friends and fiance. I had some time to myself and even took another bath. The male cat was sitting on the toilet and kept putting his paws on the edge of the tub like he wanted to come in. Silly fluffer.

I am finally starting to feel better. I got a cold after my sinus infection.. yuck. My nose is tired of tissues! hehe

Now that I am getting a better, I am starting to realize I am feeling lonely again. I try not to let it bother me, but sometimes it does. I forced myself to start working on the wedding plans again to keep myself busy. I hate forcing my friends to do things with me, so I eventually just stop asking them to do things.

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I am not excited at all. Usually I am really happy about Valentines even though I don't really care about it in a romantic sense - I just like getting people cards and cute things. I am just not feeling it this year. I wrote out my cards last month, but I forgot to mail out the cards today. I am feeling like it doesn't even matter they won't get them tomorrow because not many people even care that I do things like that. My fiance has school & work so we don't have time to do anything. He said we can do something on Friday instead if I want. I don't even feel like it though. I hope this feeling passes soon because I hate it.

I hope everyone has a great Valentines Day even if you are not celebrating it!
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ROTTENAP 2/14/2012 2:10PM

    Hang in there it will pass! I bet your friends love the things you do! I would!!

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JENNY_BILLOT 2/13/2012 2:56PM

    Hope you start to feel better soon.

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Sick, noooo

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

It seems like half of the people I know now have some kind of sickness. The weather has been warm, cold, warm, freezing, warm, cold, warm and now it is snowing! No wonder I got an ear infection and sinus infection, yuck. I had to wait 2 hours to see my Doctor on Tuesday. I also had to wait a few hours for my antibiotics!

My throat hurts, but it isn't as bad as it could be. Hopefully it clears up really fast! I can tell when I have something more than a small cold, so that is why I went to get some meds ASAP. I don't really feel better yet, but I am trying to get better! It gets much worse at night. I almost don't want to sleep because I know I get worse in the morning. I hope everyone else is feeling good!

I am going to try to go to work tomorrow even though I really don't want to. I know it will be stressful when I get back. It is always stressful! There will be a lot to do though since I was out for 2 days.

The diet has been ok so far. I still don't really feel like eating. I know I should because I am feeling sick - and I need to eat in general. I just haven't had a big appetite since the weekend. That can be good and bad at the same time. I need food, but I really don't feel like making it or eating it! I already packed my work lunch for tomorrow, so I won't have to go out to get anything.

Have a great night & rest of the week!

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APIRLRAIN888 2/9/2012 4:22PM

    Hope u get better soon

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    Hope you get to feeling better soon.

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MCJULIEO 2/9/2012 8:04AM

    Hope you start feeling better very very soon!

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CAROLIAN 2/9/2012 2:01AM

    Its that time of year when the bugs are everywhere.I am lucky I dont catch many Hope you feel better soon emoticon Carol

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Back to normal after a fun weekend!

Monday, February 06, 2012

My fiance and I had a blast with all of his birthday plans. I went over calories Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! I am not even mad at myself though. Before this past weekend, I think I only went over calories four times at the most since I started Spark in August. But I didn't have any cake, I didn't get the meat part of the buffet we went to, and I still tracked everything the best I could!

My gall bladder incisions are almost healed, so I want to start working out again soon. I won't go too crazy, but I want to start walking more with the pup if it isn't too cold. Plus, I want to start going to the gym again and want to lift again.

I have been really stressed because of my Dad, job, interviews, etc etc.. it was nice to have a break this past weekend! My Dad got released from the hospital on Thursday and came to dinner with us Friday night. I felt bad though because he was coughing the whole time. My parents watched our dog for the weekend, so the cats were more cuddly.

Now it is back to my regular scheduled life. I really like doing fun things on the weekend, but it makes it harder to come back on Monday. (especially because I don't like this job). It makes me really evaluate my life and see what I want to change and fix. I need to keep looking and applying for something else!

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BBORDEN86 2/8/2012 10:47AM

    Hope you find something NEW soon! I'm also on the hunt to make a much better, life for myself as well. Mainly find a new job, and of course everything that comes with Sparking. I'm tired of working two jobs, and missing out on all the fun stuff!

Hopefully your dad recovers quickly! Fun weekends are always nice, but you are right it makes it a lot harder to go to work Monday!!

Keep up the hard work!! You'll be back to 100% before you know it.

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LENELLA 2/7/2012 10:19AM

    I thought I had subscribe to your blog, but didn't understand why I had not heard anything from you. So now I am subscribing again. :-)

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MOEMOORE 2/6/2012 7:53PM

    Glad to hear you had a great weekend!

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CAROLIAN 2/6/2012 4:01PM

    So glad you had a great weekend you will soon be back on track once you get back to exercising Love and HUGS xxx

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MAMAWLINDALOU 2/6/2012 11:07AM

    Glad you had a great weekend and I will be praying about your job situation. I hope you have a great week. Keep moving forward.

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ROTTENAP 2/6/2012 10:45AM

    Glad it was such a great time, and your outlook is so great!

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Busy week!!! Birthday plans, interviews, hospital visits, etc etc etc!!!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

I hope everyone is doing great & has a wonderful week. Make sure you take a moment to be thankful for everything you have. And to be proud of yourself for doing such a great job so far! Keep it up everyone! Take a minute to relax, breathe, and appreciate yourself!
It has been hard tracking my food lately. I have been doing it, but I have not been too focused at all. Yesterday I thought I ate too much because I waited until the end of the day to track. I even had a salad bar and still went under calories. I was just so busy and wasn't focused on eating.

My Dad had to go to the ER on Tuesday. I had to skip a birthday dinner with FH's family because I had to drive my Mom to the hospital. I didn't mind doing that, but I was having such a bad day at work. I was excited to see all of my FH's nieces and nephew again. I had to miss that dinner, and then had to rush to an interview at the Purple Heart at 8pm that night. My Dad just got released from the hospital today. He is feeling better because of the steroids and other medications, but I know he still has problems. He always will because of the smoking. He did too much damage because of it, and he will always have problems. I just worry he will have another heart attack like a few years ago.

I left work early yesterday, and I went to the car show with FH, our roommate and his friend. They changed times on me last minute, and I was still feeling stressed because of my Dad. I am trying not to be stressed, but I just can't help it! I had to sit and cry for a few minutes just to take a breather. Between work stress and his health problems and planning birthday events! AH! When it rains, it POURS! I have been so busy lately, and have barely had a time to sit and relax. I tried to the other night, but I was so upset about my Dad so I made a birthday cake and decorated instead. It took me 2 hours to eat one sandwich because I was so wound up and running around.

The official birthday plans start tonight! I found out yesterday I got an interview for 6pm tonight, and the birthday plans start at 7! haha. So I had to tell my FH those plans since he will have to drive himself. He understands I am trying to get another job! Tomorrow I had to change one of the birthday plans because I got another interview somewhere else for 3:30! I am glad I took off of work because otherwise I would not have been able to do the Friday interview. I really hope something works out with one of those jobs!

I am excited for the birthday plans, but this interview is getting me a little nervous!!

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ROTTENAP 2/3/2012 12:41PM

    Best of luck to you with your interviews! Try to have fun!

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MOEMOORE 2/3/2012 11:17AM

    Good luck on the interviews!

Sorry to hear about your dad. Hopefully things will settle down with him for a little while.

Enjoy the birthday bashes!!

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APIRLRAIN888 2/2/2012 2:49PM

    Hope ur dad is alright:)

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INKEDPETALS45 2/2/2012 2:28PM

    Sending good thoughts your way for successful interviews, healthier dad and wonderful parties!!!

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PEPPYPATTI 2/2/2012 2:03PM

    Sounds like you have been very busy! Sometimes a good cry is a great release for built up stress & you certainly have enough of it! I hope the interview goes well!
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