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Friday, September 17, 2010

Once upon a time there lived a king.
The king had a beautiful daughter, The PRINCESS..
But there was a problem. Everything the princess touched would melt.
No matter what; Metal, Wood, Stone, Anything she touched would melt.
Because of this, men were afraid of her. Nobody would dare marry her.

The king despaired. What could he do to help his daughter?
He consulted his wizards and magicians. One wizard told the king, 'If your daughter touches one thing that does not melt in her hands, she will be cured.'
The king was overjoyed and came up with a plan.

The next day, he held a competition. Any man that could bring his daughter an object that would not melt would marry her and inherit the king's wealth...

THREE YOUNG PRINCES TOOK UP THE CHALLENGE. The first brought a sword of the finest steel.
But alas, when the princess touched it, it melted. The prince went away sadly.
The second prince brought diamonds. He thought diamonds are the hardest substance in the world and would not melt.
But alas, once the princess touched them, they melted. He too was sent away disappointed.

The third prince approached. He told the princess, 'Put your hand in my pocket and feel what is in there.' The princess did as she was told, though she turned red . She felt something hard. She held it in her hand. And it did not melt!!!
The king was overjoyed. Everybody in the kingdom was overjoyed!
The third prince married the princess and they both lived happily ever after.

Question: What was in the prince's pants?
Answer: M&M's of course.
They melt in your mouth, not in your hand.
What were you thinking??


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GOODGETNBETR 10/9/2010 11:59PM

    Funny! emoticon

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SHAKENMA 9/20/2010 8:05PM

    emoticonlol funny!

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WALKOFFWIN 9/17/2010 8:27PM

    I wouldn't touch that Princess with a ten foot pole! OK, maybe a slight exaggeration... Lol ;o)

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LMB-ESQ 9/17/2010 4:54PM

    Now you know I was thinking, "OMG, that poor prince!" emoticon

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JCMYEREZ 9/17/2010 4:25PM

    love M&M's...

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 9/17/2010 4:12PM

    That is a good one!

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SOUL_LOVE 9/17/2010 3:56PM

    LOL I like it!

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Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A friend of mine put this on her Facebook I can really relate to that this week.
I have been the bug for the last week now. It is getting old.
The powers that be at work decided (in their infinite wisdom) to take 3/4 of my job away from me (a job that I have been doing for the past 15+ years) and give it to a co-worker. Then in turn gave me a job of another co-worker that had been out on sick leave for 12 day. She is the sales secretary. Very little to do with one another. The only thing that even comes close is that she was putting sales orders into our "system" and I took those sales orders and billed them. I know next to nothing about her job. It went from a week ago Wednesday me telling the accountant that I would enter the order into the system to Thursday being called into a meeting with the rest of the office (accounting office!!) and being told "this is the way it is going to be until Patti comes back or they hire someone else." So not only did I have to figure out HOW to do her job (learning by fire!), train my co-worker how to do MY job AND try to get caught up because NO one had done a thing since Patti had been out (including checking her email...all 250 messages!). I have been so stressed out I can't sleep. I have so stressed out I forget to eat (something I have not done in well over a year!) I log my food yesterday and I only ate 921 cals total!! I was so stressed out when I got out of work this afternoon I realized I couldn't even take a deep breath! I was driving through town on my way to pick up my kids literally telling myself "deep breath in, blow it out"
When I get emotional I cry. I hate that I do that but I cry ,then I want to eat. I have been on the verge of tears all week long. but since I have been forgetting to eat I have been "starving" myself! Which means I feel tired all the time but my brain won't shut off and let me sleep!
Last night I found myself staying up just because I didn't want to have to go into work today...what kind of sense does that make??? Tomorrow is going to come regardless if I sleep or not! sigh...
They have told me that this is temporary but I am not sure I believe them. There have been other "temporary" things they have had me do over the years and I am still doing them (or at least I was). I have no interesting in being in sales. I am not an accountant but I like being in that field. If I didn't like it why would I be there for 15 years?? I have expressed to numerous people that I have no interesting in keeping any of Patti's work but I know that if it comes down to it I (again) won't have any say in it. take it or leave it...
I have had a couple of SP friends that I have totally dumped on. They both say they don't mind and it really has helped! I am grateful for them both! They know when to listen and shut up and both know how to put a smile on my face and make me giggle! Thank know who you are! It has really helped me and I appreciate it! My hubs has been a good listener too. He so often tries to fix things but sadly there is no "fixing" this. So he instead of trying to fix he is being extra nice to me. Which of course I will take anytime!
I thought about it and I have to set boundaries. I have been working through my lunches and forgetting to eat. I need to take care of me. Regardless how far I am behind or how much pressure I feel from not only myself but the sales department too. Which almost all of them need THEIR stuff done yesterday! So even if I only get 10 to 15 minutes I will clock out for lunch. I will eat my lunch all at one time and not work while I eat. It doesn't work and never end up finishing my lunch anyway. I need to get up and walk around the office every couple of hours, not run down the hall only to refill my water glass!
My optimistic mind is coming back. I can do this...I will not let it get the better of me!

Thanks for reading!

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WALKOFFWIN 9/19/2010 3:32PM

    Sounds like work has got you on serious overload. I agree with people who told you to make lunch time sacred and get out of the office to a place no one can bother you. And if they have your cell #, don't answer! They can leave a message. Skipping lunch isn't good for anyone, but even worse when you're feeling very stressed to begin with. And if you get a full hour for lunch, then take the full hour! Your lunch break should never be used as extra time to get work done.

Getting enough sleep is vital too. As you know, I also sometimes pull that irrational trick of staying up later to make it seem longer before the alarm goes off and I have to go to work again. Make a serious promise to yourself to get to bed when you should, and stick to it. But I know that sometimes even if you or I go to bed at the time we're supposed to, sleep doesn't come. Liz, does reading in bed help? Sometimes but not always, it helps me, because what I'm reading gets my mind to stop obsessing about work.

Please take care, and my thoughts and prayers are with you.


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WHOAMOMMA 9/17/2010 6:56AM

    Take time to breath and close your eyes and go to the forest area in this picture. So neat. Relax for 1 minute and then forge on.

Yes take your lunch away from your desk (hide in the closet if you have to). You have to take a break.

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PAMNANGEL 9/17/2010 12:48AM

    I've had jobs like that. Keep breathing! We're here for you.

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LMB-ESQ 9/16/2010 11:07PM

    Man, I knew you were stressed about the work change, but I had no idea how much! Forgetting to eat? Staying up because you don't want to go to work? I know what you mean there because I've done it too... you stay up to make the night last longer, so work seems that much farther away. You've got it bad.

Can you take a day off? Just one? It sounds like you need it.

Here's the thing about lunch. You need to leave the office, and turn off your phone so your co-workers can't call you. Your lunchtime should be sacred. It's not only a time for you to feed yourself, it's a much needed sanity break in the middle of your day. Even if you need to drive down the street and sit in your car, GET OUT.

How come you have no say in whether or not this work stays with you? Is that just the nature of your workplace? How long is the other person likely to be out? I'd say maybe it's time to put your resume together and start a job search, but I don't know your situation. It's true though, that the best time to look for a job is when you're still working and still able to tolerate the old job.

I'm sorry you're going through this! emoticon I'm glad you've got an outlet though, and a supportive hubby! That can make all the difference. Let me know if I can be of any help!

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DAVE1112 9/16/2010 10:45PM

    rock on, lizzy. don't let your co-workers get the best of you, at the same time don't let you get the best of you either :) definitely stick to having lunch, and keep that positive 'tude!

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DEBTOLOSE 9/16/2010 10:44PM

    WOW I know exaztly what you mean I am in a toalty different field but I always get called durning my lunch and only get a few minutes I would love to just turn the phone off emoticon emoticon u motivate me

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LINDATWIN 9/16/2010 10:43PM

    Life is too short to get so upset and not eat or sleep and I guess you sound like you're really in a rut in reference to your job. I would love to tell you to just QUIT, but i know jobs are hard to come by now a days.
Can I suggest you take your lunch time and SEVERAL times a day just calmly BREATHE. Over the years the breathing has helped me so much and praying, too.

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JODIANN421 9/16/2010 10:43PM

    Oh hon! I am so sorry, I had no idea you were this stressed out! And understandably so! I am here if you need someone to talk to. I hope things get better for you once you get caught up with Patti's work. I am a very emotional person too. I cry about once a day about something happy or sad. It's embarrassing. But, I know that I am sensitive to others, just like you are. You are sensitive, you are there for people, it's a good thing :) Thanks for being so awesome. I am so sorry I can't help with your stress. Hang in there, I am here to listen if you need me. emoticon

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MORGANLAFEE 9/16/2010 10:38PM

    Great attitude deciding you can do it. Stick to the having lunch.

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Proud momma moment

Monday, September 06, 2010

I have to share this, I am so proud! I don't really talk about my family on SP because this is my place to work on me, but i believe having a proud momma moment makes me want to be the best mom I can be which means being the healthiest I can be... soo I am going to share this quick story about my 7 year old daughter.

We went to Detroit today to visit my dear brother in law who had transplant surgery about 3 weeks ago. About half way there we stopped at a rest stop (to do what everyone does at a rest stop). As I was drying my hands under those ever so annoying dryers my daughter takes off towards the door. So I say, "don't leave without me!", I turn around just in time to see her dart behind someone backing into the door pulling another woman in a wheelchair. My daughter pulls the door as far open as she can and holds it for the two women!
I am so proud of her I am just dumb struck! I just stand there and watch. The two ladies thank her and keep moving. My daughter holds the door for a couple other people who are coming in the door and I walk up and tell her I am so proud of her for doing that. She looks at me and said "well I knew they would need help and I wasn't doing anything but standing there."

What other 7 year old do YOU know that would do that? My 10 year old wouldn't do it! LOL I told my hubs and while I was telling him I almost started to cry!

Thanks for reading!

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JODIANN421 9/12/2010 9:34PM

    That is so sweet! You are raising them right Lizzy! You should be proud!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 9/11/2010 6:19AM

    Very, very cute!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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GOODGETNBETR 9/8/2010 2:15AM

    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Good job on raising an aware daughter. emoticon

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ZARA0002 9/7/2010 1:51PM

    that is so precious!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/6/2010 9:12PM

    I'm sure she's watched you, and is copying your own kindness. No wonder you're proud... some good values have stuck!

On the Spark front, won't it be awesome to see her also copying how your care for your own health and long life, taking care of hers from an early age?


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SPARKNMOM 9/6/2010 8:13PM

    Awesome :)

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BETHANYBOO 9/6/2010 8:10PM

    Aww what a sweet little girl. Sounds like you're doing a great job with her! emoticon

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LMB-ESQ 9/6/2010 8:00PM

    What a sweet girl! You should be proud! emoticon

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WALKOFFWIN 9/6/2010 7:54PM

    I was sitting around twiddling my thumbs, waiting for you to write another blog. It's about time you showed up!!! Lol ;o) But I'm glad you did, and yes, you should be VERY proud of a seven year old who is that considerate at such a young age.

I guess someone must have set an excellent example for her, and is doing a wonderful job of raising her.


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Middle of the night

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Hi all!
It is 1:35 local time and I can't sleep. sigh...I am not even really tired though I should be since I have been up sine 5:25am sigh...I have lots to do tomorrow (today) and I am super excited about getting it all done! I have written everything out and even put how long it should take me to do each thing on the list (A trick I learned from having a ADD child). I was lying (laying?) in bed and trying to count, listen to the hum of the fan, concentrate on my breathing anything to stop my mind from racing about all the things I want to accomplish and all the things that have happened this past week (good and bad) when all of the sudden it hit me! I didn't put the laundry in the dryer and hubby doesn't have any work shirts! So then I am trying to figure out if I should get up or if I should just beg for forgiveness in the morning. Well I bet you guessed what I did. Yep, got up out of bed. sigh...I am sure glad I don't have to be up by 5:30am tomorrow (today)! So this is what I am thinking, I am going to write this blog and then I am going to write an sparkmail if I am still not sleepy I am going to get my journal out and start jotting all the things in my head down. Maybe if I get all it out my head will let my body rest.
Does this seriously happen the older you get? I hear a lot of women complain about not sleeping well and I guess I have been in some sort of denial about it not happening to me! Yet, the older I get the more it happens! sigh
Ok that is all for now. I hope if you are up reading this it is because you want to be up and not because your mind doesn't let you sleep!

Thanks for reading!

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SPARKNMOM 9/6/2010 6:41PM

    My brain often is too busy to allow me to sleep!! I hate it. Hope you've since been able to rest up!

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GODS_CHILDREN 9/6/2010 11:24AM

    When I have too much on my mind I can't sleep so I take ADVIL PM to get me started. Busy minds don't make for a restful sleeper so what ever is on your mind resolve before bed time! Like that is easy to do ....NOT! Hugs and good luck working through this issue!

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KLEONIKI 9/6/2010 4:19AM

    I am often in sleeping problem...
Mostly because i have built up a bad habit of going late and resist in ENDING my day!
Most helpful is LISTENING to audio books or radio dramatized books like Agatha Christie's ones...
It is most helpful and empties my mind unwinding me INSTANTLY!!!
Good luck!

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LIZZYMITCH 9/4/2010 2:11PM

    i have chronic insomnia, so i am a bit of an expert on all things sleep related. my personal favorite method for falling to sleep is using visualization/imagination techniques. sort of like daydreaming in bed. force yourself to think about one of the happy fun things you'd love to do, and really imagine in the strongest detail you can what it would be like. i eventually get caught up in the happiness, and since i'm lying down and my eyes are closed, my thoughts turn into actual peaceful dreams! it sometimes can still take a while to fall asleep, but ive stopped noticing how long it takes, and my sleep quality is much better when i'm focusing on happy, stress free things than my real-life to-do list

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SPRING1973 9/4/2010 12:41PM

    Another way to empty your mind is to write a stream of conciousness entry... no organization, just type every random thought as it comes into your head, even if it's just a phrase or an image... it's almost like meditating, because you literally empty your mind of every thought until there is nothing to type :D

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JODIANN421 9/4/2010 11:14AM

    I hope you got some rest! I have this problem too sometimes. Especially if I am anticipating something the next day. I try to make lists like you said. It helps sometimes and sometimes nothing helps. Sending hugs your way!

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MABELL1WFTX 9/4/2010 7:57AM

    Late to bed, early to rise. That is me. I have been diagnosed with insomnia on two sleep studies and am on sleeping meds. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. All the little tricks people suggest just don't help and forget the OTC drugs. They are like taking sugar pills to me. HOpe you can find a solution to getting more sleep. Especially is you are a work-away-from home woman.

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SLENDERELLA61 9/4/2010 7:01AM

    Maybe you want to join us on SparkPeople's Better Sleep Challenge Team. I'm just on day 5, but I think it is working for me. Even if you don't join the team, search on "sleep" and "insomnia" and read some of the SP articles. I've started going to bed earlier, started working out earlier, less caffeine, stop eating late, sleep journaling, etc. Might help you, too.

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LIZZYP609 9/4/2010 2:20AM

    I hope you get some sleep Chris! You are ahead of me though...I am still wide awake!

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WALKOFFWIN 9/4/2010 2:06AM

    You too, huh?

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Friday, September 03, 2010

WELL! I went back to review what my August Goals were and how I did and...YEA! Umm not so good! I actually forgot what my goals were (good lord am I getting old?)!

OK so here is what I wrote in my blog:

1. I am starting today with getting back on my walking program 6 days a week. I WILL walk at LEAST 30 minutes a day!

2. I will get my sugar addiction under control (again)
3. I will ride my bike in the evenings (depending on the weather) at least 3 days a week.
4. I will blog 3-4 days a week about my progress and just everyday happenings in my life! STARTED OFF REALLY WELL. NOW I AM BACK TO ONCE A WEEK.

Am I beating myself up for this? NO! You all that follow/know me know that I am NOT about beating myself up! Actually I am kind of laughing at myself. It was kind of like I wrote this and as soon as it was down on paper I forgot it! I am getting to the point were I am tired of seeing that old number on the scale (doesn't go up and doesn't go down). I have joined 2 challenges here on Spark in the last month, as well as at the midway point of a previous one.
The mid-way one is a 100 day challenge and I have almost accomplished all of my goals already! So I am pretty happy about that.
One I started on Monday this past week. It is 6 week strength challenge.
The other one is a 12 week team challenge. I have no idea what I am in for but it seems like it will be lots of fun. If for no other reason I will be meeting new people! LOL I hope that by time I am done with the 12 week challenge I will be back down to my goal weight. There are rules and it seem very organized which I do very well with structure.
The last thing is that my first half marathon is coming up the last weekend of this month. I have been training pretty well. Not as well as I would like, I am walking the entire thing which I believe will take me 3.5 to 4 hours to complete. It is really hard for me to break away for that long on any given day! So I am going to try to walk 1 to 2 hours during one part of the day then 1-2 hours the next part of the day, at least once a week. Keep walking 1-2 hours for the rest of the week.

So here are my September Goals (which I am going to print out and put all over the place to remind me!)

1. Start/Continue the challenges that I have committed to to the best of my ability.
2. Walk 6 days a week
3. Make the food decisions that I need to give me the energy I need to complete 1 & 2

That is all...That is ENOUGH!

Thanks for reading all!

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GODS_CHILDREN 9/6/2010 11:21AM

    I think we need to keep reading out goals every day to keep them fresh in our as you are having your breakfast read your goals...keep them where you can see them. I am always having to stop and remember what is important to me to keep me on track. Also is good to have friends with the same goals! Talking helps and your post helped me to refocus!

Thank you my beautiful friend!

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WALKOFFWIN 9/3/2010 10:13PM

    I think that you're definitely moving forward in a positive direction. Just keep going, because you'll get there... sooner, later, whatever... But you WILL get there.

So ROCK IT in September!!! Oh, and keep up with your challenges and exercise program too. Lol ;o)

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LMB-ESQ 9/3/2010 9:05PM

    Here's to a great September! emoticon

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JENXU2007 9/3/2010 12:02PM

    I would say you did pretty well on your goals overall! Sounds like September is going to be successful for you! You can do it!

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RUBIAFIRE 9/3/2010 11:23AM

    Good luck.

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