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I just have to admit. This is ALL I can think about right now!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


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JUNESHOPE 4/13/2011 9:36PM

    oh that looks so good!! There is plenty of time for dieting when you get back....enjoy yourself.

I don't believe in dieting on vacation. emoticon If there is one time it's ok...that is it..

enjoy, June

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MARVEEME 4/13/2011 7:12PM

    Don't miss the dueling pianos!
Think of me when you have enjoyed your Hurricane!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hey, let's be honest. The past couple of days, I've fallen off the wagon. I just haven't cared. I've been eating such terrible things...KNOWING that they will put me over on calories and not even caring. The only explanation I have is that I am so close to going on vacation and part of me wants to throw all my efforts out the window and just take a break. But, intellectually, I know that is not the right way to think. And I know deep down it will NOT make me feel good...it will make me feel worse. So, tomorrow, I start over. I forget about the past few days and vow to think differently...instead of thinking of it as a time to blow everything off, it's a time to stay on track and get EXTRA exercise (walking ALL day EVERY day and using a brand new workout room at the hotel!!! And sleeping in with no kids around - yes, that is healthy too!)

Frankly, it can't come soon enough!!! But stay on me tomorrow...I can't keep sinking in this pit of unhealthy food. I need some help and encouragement to keep up the work I've been putting into it for the past 7 weeks!!!

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BETRME100 4/25/2011 12:23PM

    It sounds like you devised a plan to get you back on track..how's it been working?

I'm sorry I wasn't around to welcome you to the Bloomington team when you joined, but let me welcome you today (hey, my mom always told me better late than never)!

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MARVEEME 4/13/2011 8:09AM

Kick butt today...............even if it's your OWN BUTT!

C'mon, you know what you want, and you know what you need to do to get it.

Go get 'em tiger!


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MARINO124 4/13/2011 7:42AM

    It's your choice. It's a new day. Make the best of it! Think of how proud you will feel!

BTW, I know exactly how you feel about not caring. What's up with that!?! We know its not going to help us move in the right direction! Lately, I have been keeping a log on the reasons why I eat. It's quite interesting what you find when you question yourself on the moment, during the action...

But, you know what? You've do it and you can do it again. JUST DO IT! emoticon

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AWOOD1973 4/13/2011 1:49AM

    Way to think of it the way you are! Everyday is a new day with new choices! Start over and get it girl! You can do this! :)

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MOMMACASSEY 4/13/2011 12:16AM

    I just pulled myself back onto the wagon yesterday, and I know it's hard. Even when it's bad for us, things so often are so much easier... no, especially when it's bad for us. But you've made the decision, and that's a huge step. emoticon

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Hard to Focus!

Monday, April 11, 2011

This week is going to be tough. Only four days of work until vacation! We are traveling down to New Orleans with the roller derby league and will be there for their double header against the Big Easy Roller Girls. Then, my husband and I are spending one more day in New Orleans and hopping a plane to Orlando to go to Universal Studios (Harry Potter World!!!) It's our 10 year anniversary this year, so it's kind of a big deal. And it's the first trip we've ever taken without any kids. Needless to say, we are SO excited!

But it will be tough to focus at work this week. And I really need to because I am so behind. I see several hours of overtime in my future. The comforting thought is...it's only four days.


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MARVEEME 4/11/2011 8:28AM

    Get 'er done today! Ya gotta go without the guilt of undone stuff! Focus, girlfriend, and GET 'ER DONE!

YIPPEE.....THREE more days (assuming you're reading this Monday nite) LOL


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Ready for the Weekend!

Friday, April 08, 2011

It is quite possible I've never been so ready for a weekend in my entire life.

The good news is...next week, I only work 4 days...then VACATION TIME! WOOT!

Happy Friday, everyone. SMILE!

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MARVEEME 4/8/2011 10:00PM


Four more days! YIPPEE!

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The Day After

Thursday, April 07, 2011

So, today was tough. The day after the layoffs. It took awhile for the enormity of everything this week (leaving our church and having my friends laid off) to hit me. This morning, it all came on me at once. I cried at my desk for about an hour. My WONDERFUL manager took me outside and talked me down and after that, I felt a lot better. He really is the most amazing manager and I just love him. It also helps that he's one of my best friends.

The rest of the day was extremely productive, work-wise. I'm still behind on things but I feel like I'm in a zone now and I hope to be caught up before we leave for vacation next week.

Then, tonight I had roller derby practice and I used SparkPeople to design a KILLER circuit workout. My friend, Raven, and I did the entire workout together and we felt AMAZING afterwards. So I feel good now.

Events have passed and we are moving forward. And that's a good thing.

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MARVEEME 4/8/2011 8:10AM

    Each day, it will get better. Keep that chin up, shoulders back, and SPARK ON!

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PATTIBL 4/8/2011 2:52AM


I suffered the same thing only I was in the last group to be let go. They let a group go every month. The first thursday of the month, I saw more and more of my friends and co-workers pack up their desk and to go into the unknown because the company wanted to save money. I was 1 of the last 20 to go out of 300. It was emotional every day for us because we saw the emptiness of what used to be our "family" all gone. A huge center with just a few desks left is what we came into daily.

It is important to keep focus on your health because that is what will make you stronger to handle it. You will be proud of yourself for feeding your body healthier things and exercise will help reduce the stress.

One of the good things, is many of the people let go found better jobs. I am hoping the same goes for your co-workers. It is a time for them to explore where they really want to go with their career. I took the chance to go back to school and change careers totally.

Good luck,

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ILSAWING 4/7/2011 10:41PM

    Glad you feel better.

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SKYHAWK195 4/7/2011 10:26PM

  Hang in there!

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