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My baby is all Graduated - So proud

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Yes, he is the first in a long line of GED getters, to go the whole way and get the real deal paper...I mean, a really long line....Anyway, for that reason and 10,000,000 others, I am so proud of him. My little man is all groweded up...when did this happen? Sigh.....




  
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/17/2013 1:00PM

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DAWNFIRE72 6/16/2013 11:31PM

    Congratulations to him. Graduating high school is a huge deal. Good luck to him and you in all your future endeavours.

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BILL60 6/13/2013 9:35AM

    Congrats to him!!

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BEEJAY49 6/13/2013 5:50AM

    A big hug and congratulations to him! :)

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MOMMAPAM1 6/12/2013 9:08PM

    emoticon emoticon and pat yourself on the back!

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JUSTME29 6/12/2013 6:43PM

    Congratulations to him! He is starting a new line of graduates now.

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KING_SLAYER 6/12/2013 4:14PM

    Congratulations to your boy!

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PEGGYO 6/12/2013 3:04PM

    congratulations

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STELLASMYBEBE 6/12/2013 11:23AM

    Congratulations!! :)

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BIGPAWSUP 6/12/2013 10:25AM

    So AWESOME!!!! I'm really happy for him.

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Is there such a thing as an accurate scale???

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I mean, ok, this Weight Watchers brand digital scale we have...says I weigh between 286 and 294 , in me skivvies, this morning...everytime I step on it, its different...the higi thing at the store says I weighed in at 282...fully clothed....I NEED to know what I weigh! Im bustin hump and HAVE to be losin...I cant go by the "how ya feel" thing, I feel like an old used up holey sock shoved under tha couch n left fer dead....sigh...

Any one got any ideas? I asked at me dr office, they said Id have to pay fer a visit to just drop in n weigh in....way to go medical profession....

Elseways...I work, I earn, I sleep, Im keepin track of me "work outs" and food to a point on here...and am tryin to drop goodies n huggies to my pals...I know it stinks, but, Im not ignorin any of yas....

  
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KING_SLAYER 5/29/2013 7:09PM

    I have had the same problems with scales myself. Get on and get a number. Step off, take a breath, step back on and get a different number!?!?!?!?! I've gotten 4 different readings in less than 2 minutes before. I just shrug my shoulders and assume the lowest number is the correct one :)

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/29/2013 4:53AM

    If the scale at work gives you a consistent weight after getting on it, then off, then back on a few times then I'd go with the scale at work. Otherwise, I'd just weigh myself once a week at the same time and don't worry about fluctuations too much. If the trend is showing that you're going down then go with the trend. You can always have a bad day and that particular day might end up on the day you weigh in. Like some of the others said too, it might be that the batteries need changed.

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SHEL_V2 5/28/2013 10:12PM

    I've found that a weigh-in later in the morning is more consistent. I suspect there is more variation in dehydration level if I weigh in first thing.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/28/2013 8:35PM

    I've found that using the same scale in the same place give you a pretty good idea how much you are losing.

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CLPURNELL 5/28/2013 5:00PM

    scales vary and your weight can vary 5-7 pounds depending on time of day/before after meals. Weigh the first thing in the morning after the morning potty break and use that weight consistently it will probably be the easiest way to track.

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SWEETSARAH_54 5/28/2013 4:12PM

    My scale does the same thing and it's so frustrating. I'll weigh my self step right back on and I'll have dropped 4 pounds in a matter of seconds (or gained 5)..lol. I just try not to get on it everyday or I get super discouraged. I've tried changing my batteries and it hasn't made a difference. Good luck.... don't get discouraged.

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GMO_JEN 5/28/2013 2:50PM

    Its tricky! I go by the trend. So, even if you pick one scale, just do it once a week on that one scale, and hopefully you can follw the trend down. But, re-checking the batteries may be a good option too!
Doctor's scales are notoriously bad- its almost like the gym!

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STELLASMYBEBE 5/28/2013 11:06AM

    My doc scale always say I way more than my home scale. :( So when I think I am doing good, I go to the doc and they add 5 stinking ponds! My doc said to just go by the home scale since that it he one I consistently use. LOL! Love my doc :)
If you ever find the scale that is correct, let me know! I will want one to o. LOL

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JUSTME29 5/28/2013 9:58AM

    Does your scale need new batteries? I know when mine get low my scale kind freaks out like that. If it's not a battery issue and if the one at work gives you a consistent reading after stepping on and off a few times I think I'd go with that one for the official weigh-ins

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SIRIRADHA1 5/28/2013 9:26AM

    Aaarrghh! I know the feeling. Did you know there's a lovely little emoticon just for this very feeling? emoticon

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KABMPH 5/28/2013 8:56AM

    I wonder the same thing so I've more or less stopped weighing myself. Sometimes I can't help myself though, but then I end up frustrated at the uncertainty!

The hospital near me does a fat composition test for $15 and I've been thinking about doing that. It says it tells you % of fat, water and something else (organic matter?) and I'm sure they'll tell me weight too. Then I'll know for sure!

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MICHELLEPHANT 5/28/2013 8:28AM

    Yeah, I weighin every Tuesday morning first thing after potty business...the fluxing is all at the same time! My scale is possessed by gremlin aliens.....

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LJOYCE55 5/28/2013 8:23AM

  No home scale is particularly accurate. So I weigh myself at the same time every day (first thing after peeing, in my jammies). I do not worry too much about daily fluctuations, but rather the trend and there is a SP chart to do this for you. I record my weight every Sunday and then check the trend. I think you can even track it daily if you wish. BTW, my doctor's scale always says I am a couple pounds lighter than my home scale, even when fully dressed, so I look forward to that difference.

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Second job work out! wow how many calories are you burnin??

Thursday, May 23, 2013

OK, had to do some huntin, but, if yer curious what you be burning at your job, here is a site to check it out:

http://calorielab.com/burned/?mo=se&gr=1
1&ti=Occupation&wt=150&un=lb&kg=68

At my current weight...Im burnin 264 calories a hour! Doin 3 days a week, 4-5 hrs...yeah baby!
Pay me ta burn some butt off, a thank you very much...

I knew I was feelin it at the end of tha shift, on me feet tha whole time pretty much, I sneal me a 10-15 break mid way to visit tha powder room n snag a drink....but, wow....a silver linin in 3-4 ways huh kids?

SO, look up yerwork on tha site, you can click to change the weight to be yer current and type in what ya do...and bam....good stuff!

I added the info to me Spark tracker...hahaha, over all, Spark says I need to burn 1300 a week...Im doin 2600 plus with this job a week...

Yeah, stoked...tired, but, stoked....

  
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MJLUVSANIMALS 5/27/2013 6:50PM

    I am hoping I have a big change next month. And will have more of an idea of what I do with my eating plan. I walk 2 miles a day, and it is 4miles an hour and I burn 217 calories. Which is fine with me, because I only eat 1200 calories most all week. Sometimes rarely though, it can go to 1250 calories.

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/27/2013 6:28PM

    emoticon emoticon My occupation isn't in there because I sit on my duff all day long. lol Like Kitty said, You're gonna be a TinyPhant soon!! emoticon emoticon emoticon I'd put an emoticon of an elephant in here but there isn't one. So you'll just have to use your imagination. emoticon

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HZGLORY 5/25/2013 12:07PM

    Love this idea Michelle, way to get paid while you work, wipin out two big birds with one job, left cheek, right cheek, lol. You are doing so good and Whooo Haaa!!
Susan

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BEEJAY49 5/23/2013 4:40PM

    Wow! Wonderful! HUGS!

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    you go girl!
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TROOPER1961 5/23/2013 2:29PM

    and just think,,,, you are getting paid to do it!! cha ching!!! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 5/23/2013 2:11PM

    FANTASTIC!! You gonna be a TinyPhant soon!

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STEPHANIE302013 5/23/2013 2:04PM

    wow!! that's fantastic :)

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Not M.I.A. been workin muh butt off, literally!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Me new job, slingin produce....is just that...W.O.R.K......bending, lifting, stretching....hey...thats a workout! hahahaha...

Scale agrees, 3lbs down, so, Im gettin paid ta werk out for 4-5 hrs...go figger...

Dont get me wrong, Im a twisted lump of gimping humanity till tha end of tha night...but, hey, I know I been there!

Other news...

Our boy Kenny has landed his FIRST job! He starts trainin today at Papa Johns....ya, we kinda said, no bringin yer work home with ya....kinda proud of tha dorq.....hope he does better takin directions there than at home, duty wise, hahaha.

Me man has his first visit with the cholesterol study thing today, blood work and more info.

Doin good on meds too....samples on mega expensive one....got a genny of the other expensive one, 55 bux fer 3 months worth rather than 75 per month, oh ya....

So, all in all, we are gettin back on track, we ALL know how a few weeks down, when yer livin pay check to paycheck to begin with, takes months to recoup from financially!

OK, thats the catch up fer now, Im still swingin, I'm just takin advantage of down time to werk on me crafts for sellin too, hahaha.

  
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 5/25/2013 12:59AM

    Glad things are going well.

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BEEJAY49 5/22/2013 4:40AM

    Congratulations to you and Kenny for the jobs! And I'm happy that DH is on the mend. :) Workin' out at work seems like a good plan. ) Love you bunches! HUGS!

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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 5/21/2013 10:13AM

    Sounds awesome - get paid to work out! Not bad. Sounds like you have a lot going on. Keep up the good work.

What kind of crafts do you do?

Sumay

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JUSTME29 5/21/2013 8:49AM

    I'm so glad things are starting to look up. It definitely sounds like the new job is a workout for you, and your son definitely needs to leave his work at work.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/21/2013 8:24AM

    So happy to hear from you and find out things are good! Sounds like you are just bustin' hump over there! congrats on the three pounds.

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TWEETYKC00 5/21/2013 8:02AM

    I am so glad that things are working out for everyone. Hang in there until you can get untwisted, at least from the working!

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Hubby got the All Clear from the cardiologist!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Yes! Beautiful words fer sure! ALL CLEAR! He can get back at workin n all that fun adult responsibility stuffs.

Has a follow up in 3 months, go over bloods n stuff.

VERY cool too, the doc is a lead on a cholesterol med study...and Mike is perfect for the study group! 4 YEARS of free meds, Dr visits and blood work! Oopa doctor style! More details to go over n all that, but, gads, a real step in the "good happenings" direction.

Also found out, he only has to take that effient for 3 months, so, mega cost for only 2 more months, and doc had some samples...

So, all in all a great day yesterday! Hubby is all clear, money issues are on the mend, VERY early mend, but, a start...

Funny, a month of low money, and the whole gear set up falls apart, and'll take the next 10 months to put it back on track!

All glad that the major worry is behind us...

  
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 5/18/2013 11:20PM

    Awesome! Woohoo!

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MUMMY22BOYS 5/18/2013 2:37PM

    Such wonderful news!!! I'm feeling you on the money issues!! Geez it so hard to,fix them once they arise due to health or other conditions. I had brain surgery in August 2012 and we still haven't recovered from it and we even have insurance. Everything is so over charged for in the medical field....although I didn't want a CHEAP brain surgeon lol.

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KING_SLAYER 5/16/2013 1:06AM

    Glad to hear that he's gotten the all clear! Now you can send him back into the salt mines to pick away and make some dough! :)

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JUSTME29 5/15/2013 8:02PM

    I'm so glad to hear that he has been given the medical all clear. The samples and the study are pretty great news too. I know all too well how quickly things can fall apart financially and how long it takes to get them back. Good luck to you.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/15/2013 6:04PM

    I'm so happy that hubby is home and feeling better! Woo Hoo on the study!!!! Happy happy Joy joy!!!

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