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Ever have those days where you just hate everyone?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Yeah, I'm having one of those days. There is a level of frustration at work that can't even be adequately described here. I feel angry and frustrated and helpless all at the same time. Surprisingly, my "getaway daydream" involves standing up, walking out of this building and going to the Y to while away an hour or so on the elliptical. Too bad that's not gonna happen. Instead, I'm gonna sit here at this prison cell desk, talk to people that are rude and watch the minutes slowly click by on the clock, just praying for 5:00 to get here.

I'm thinking I really need some sleep. This waking up in the middle of the night to take care of the child and then not being able to sleep again for two more hours while the child snores soundly beside me is getting really old.

Might just force my hubby to take my place tonight. I can't feel like this again tomorrow.


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MARVEEME 3/15/2011 4:06PM

    Picture those obnoxious people in their underwear.....then study their face. Once you've looked at their face long enough, you could probably determine what breed of dog they resemble. Now they're a dog in underwear!

If that doesn't make you laugh, and change your demeanor, try this:

You HAVE a job! You have a HEALTHY child! You are BOTH sleep deprived, so tonight may not be the night you want to trade....trade for "the next time the child wakes up in the middle of the night".

No fair picturing your child as a dog in underwear, that's just WRONG! lol


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STUFFNEARTABOR 3/15/2011 12:44PM

    Lack of sleep is hard to tolerate. Just 'cuz we are Moms doesn't mean we can go without sleep. On those kinds of days, I would force myself to go into 'endurance' mode & just push through until 5PM. Then I'd do something wild like screaming at the interior of my car while I sat there by myself......it always made me feel better.

I hope you can find a way to get to bed early tonight & get caught up on your sleep!

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BBBBEKAH 3/15/2011 12:41PM

    HAHAHAHAHA, I understand all too well! At least there's always tomorrow! Hope the second half of your day goes better! :)

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THIN_SABRINA 3/15/2011 12:38PM

    I'm with ya. Don't hate em but I strongly dislike them. LOL. I hope your day gets better soon!

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Week 2 Weigh In

Monday, March 14, 2011

Well, then. I guess yesterday didn't destroy all my efforts from the entire proceeding week. Thank goodness. Weighed in this morning and it was a bit dismal. Overall, our team took a hit. A couple of the girls had a rough week and gained a little. But a few of us lost a bit. I actually lost 3 lbs, which is better than last week (last week I lost 2 lbs.). That's a total of 5 lbs lost over 2 weeks. I think that's pretty awesome! Especially since I don't feel like it was THAT difficult...it simply takes planning and moving.

I mean, the logic is simple. Burn more calories than you eat. I just can't believe it works.

I'm actually looking forward to this week...to see what happens! emoticon

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MARVEEME 3/14/2011 1:22PM

    emoticon emoticon

Congratulations! You're on your way!

Don't forget to go and retrieve your "I Lost 5 Pounds" award, which you have to go and get here on Spark, but you deserve it!


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Birthday Party

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wow. So, what can I say? It was my first screw up day in the 3 weeks I've been doing this. We had a birthday party for my 3 year old. I had even planned out exactly what I would be eating to try to keep on track, calorie-wise. And, once everyone got here and there were just bowls of food sitting out, it was really hard not to just keep eating and eating while mingling. It also didn't help that things were tense with all sides of the family together at the same time (AWKWARD). I swear I just kept eating to have something to do so I wouldn't have to handle the weirdness.

At any rate, I still came right to SP to log everything. Surprisingly, I was only a couple hundred calories over. I thought it would be much more. IT FEELS like much more. But...I'm not really proud of that fact because everything I ate was complete junk and not nutritious at all. And I have to weigh in tomorrow morning at 10:30. I am so scared that everything I did last week and all the hard work I put in will be wiped away with one day of foolishness. I hope that isn't so. But if it is...well, I'll just need to remember this feeling.

I feel gross. I feel completely and totally unsatisfied and not at all nourished. I don't feel good. My body is not happy.

Simply put...it wasn't worth it.

Hoping I can hang onto this feeling for the next time I am tempted.

Empty Calories = Empty Promises emoticon

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MARVEEME 3/13/2011 9:02PM

    That's part of the process, my dear. This experience will help you plan for next time. Where was the veggie tray? The cucumber slices that could be dipped instead of chips? You have just had an "AH-HA" moment that will last a lifetime.

The numbers on the scale are meaningless in comparison to this valuable lesson, wouldn't you agree?

Get back and keep on track with your plan, you'll be able to jump this hurdle, and every one like it in the future, FOR SURE!


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ZZYYGGY 3/13/2011 8:53PM

    Don't beat yourself up. We all have bad days like that.

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The Spark!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I feel like crap. Well, if I'm down and out physically...I think I'll do something worthwhile in the time that I'm not sleeping. Got "The Spark" in the mail yesterday and I'm so excited to read it!!! I'll let you know how it goes.

P.S. Here's a picture of me and my little man. He turns 3 tomorrow. I am in love with him.

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MARVEEME 3/13/2011 8:36PM

    I think I am too!


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    Hope you feel better hun - You and your son are too cute for words. I am curious about the book also but am in a bit of a financial crunch at the moment - let me know what you think. P.S. I believe when we are sick and/or down - that is our committment to get healthier seems out of reach and so much harder....you are showing great strength to reach for something to stay on track - You go girl.... wonderful!!!

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MIMIDOT 3/12/2011 1:52PM

    Adorable picture. Thanks for sharing.

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Sad, Sick, Sticking With It

Friday, March 11, 2011

Rough, rough day. Recently found out a good friend has very aggressive stomach cancer. He's been so positive and wonderful through the whole ordeal, but today's journal entry was all about how he is going to start chemo next Thursday. He said he has pre-readied journal entries for the time after chemo when he is too weak to update all of us and one of them is his funeral arrangements and what to do after he is gone. This was a serious and bracing reality check for me and the thought of losing him is just devastating. He is one of the most positive, wonderful, kind and loving people I've ever met! I am 32 years old and, by some miracle, have never had to deal with grief in my life. I've never known anyone that was close to me that has died. I realize this is a statistical anomaly, but it's true. My heart was heavy with that news.

About five minutes later, I heard the news of Japan's earthquake and the devastation there and all of this, before 7:30am. I thought to myself, "This day is simply too sad for me to survive already."

Add to this the fact that some kind of super cold bug took over my body yesterday and I feel SO HORRIBLE! Somehow I soldiered through a 49 hour work week, but it was not without some effort the past couple days. Then, instead of resting, the clock hit 5 and I was out shopping for my little boy's 3rd birthday party on Sunday, which we are having at our house.

Amazingly, with all of that, and frankly...with me not really giving a crap about ANYTHING today because I felt SO low in general, I still managed to come in under calorie limits. AMAZING. Also, I think I can muster out a few crunches and push ups. But I intend to rest all day tomorrow and drink lots of water and organize all my recipes. Oh man, that just sounds like heaven right now.

Pray for me, y'all. This was a tough one today. emoticon

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ANNECEK 3/12/2011 10:44AM

    Thoughts and prayers go out to you. Good job with staying in focus concerning your tracking. It is so hard to keep going with healthy living when you are so mentally and physically stressed. Enjoy you're son's bday and keep up the good fight.

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GSPFAN99 3/11/2011 10:00PM

  I'm sorry to hear of such a rough day for you. I'm praying for you. You're an amazing woman to make it through a day like today and still take care of yourself properly and your family. God will help you through all of this, as well as your own strength. Never forget how strong you are. You inspire me all the time!
Love you, girl!!!!! emoticon

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MARVEEME 3/11/2011 9:06PM

    My prayers are with you. Cherish more, worry less. Give this one to God, he'll be up all night anyway!

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