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Saturday, March 26, 2011

I don't go shopping for Over the Shoulder Boulder Holders (OSBHs)...aka bras...very often. With the size I wear, it's VERY hard to find them in most stores and I usually have to shop at a specialty shop or online. Either way, the cost is "prohibitive" unless I can find a great sale. Well, today I found a great sale at Macy's at one of their brick and mortar stores. I didn't think it possible. Well, it almost didn't happen. They tried to give me some hassle about how the price I saw was for online shoppers only, even though it said Find a Store. Anyway, I got three bras for less than I usually get one! I'm so excited!! The bonus is that I'm in a smaller size and it fits. Whoo-hoo!!


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BELTONWALKER67 3/27/2011 3:37PM

    Good job in standing up to them and getting the sale price! Never heard of OSBH before! Learn something every day! emoticon

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Good, Better and Best Numbers

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The numbers just keep getting better and better, it seems. Last week at work we had the know your numbers body check with the cholesterol and blood sugar check. Those numbers were good. I was suprised the blood sugar numbers fell into the normal category considering I had brownies for dinner and donuts for dessert the night before (bad, I know...but they were so tasty. If it makes any difference, they were small portions of each.)

Then earlier this week when I went to Curves I had them do a Weigh and Measure. According to their scale, I was down five whole pounds from last month to this month. And had lost nearly three inches. More of a norm for me is to lose one or two pounds and maybe lose an inch.

Well, if that wasn't enough good news. I do my own weekly weigh in at home. This morning was my weigh in day. The scale told me I was down three pounds and had finally broken a weight barrier I didn't think was possible this time last month. I'm not sure how this weight came off. I wasn't really trying anything: wasn't focused on eating healthier (not by that earlier example anyway!), not exercising a whole lot more. But now, I'm ready to shoot for even lower numbers even if it means I have to exercise and watch what I eat.

I'm close to another weight milestone. Maybe I can get there before long and have the best number yet!!


Whirling Dervish

Monday, February 21, 2011

I can't keep a solid thought for more than four seconds tonight. I would say I don't know what my deal is, but I just have too much on my mind. I won't bore you with the list or even a starter list, but I just have too many things on my mind right now. Not bad things, not good things well, I like to think some have prospects but just a lot of things in general. Too much mind clutter, I call it.

If one could lose calories from having thoughts and ideas run through their heads, I'd have lost a marathon's worth of calories!!

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BELTONWALKER67 2/24/2011 8:58AM

    That happens to me a lot! Usually, I sit down with paper & pen and write down everything, my "to do" list and then it makes more sense plus a feeling of accomplishment when I get one or two items done and out of the way! Hope today is a more calm day for you. emoticon

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Season Finale

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Yesterday was Senior Day or the last regular season home basketball game at Blackburn College. I've referenced them a time or two in previous blogs. On Senior Day, parents of the seniors usually make the trip, if they're not there for any other game. Well, I got a chance to meet some of the parents and it was truly a joy/blessing.

Even in small, unconventional situation we don't know how we affect someone's life or how they affect our own. But it was really nice to see part who and how the players got to Blackburn. There's always some sort of story that gets us to a certain point in time in our life. Just like each of us Sparkers!

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DEPAULGIRL09 2/21/2011 1:33PM

    Fantastic blog! It's amazing what a difference the little things make.

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BELTONWALKER67 2/21/2011 8:50AM

    How true! Each of us travel such different journeys but every now and then our path will cross with someone who inspires & motivates us and maybe take a detour along the way! Great Blog. emoticon

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45ANDFIT1 2/21/2011 4:07AM

    Thank you for reminding us of the small blessings and how we impact others lives.

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Didn't see them coming !

Saturday, February 19, 2011

This has been an odd week in the sense that I got compliments from unexpected sources. Two of them came from my boss. She NEVER gives out compliments. Well, hardly ever. She's one of those hard to please bosses and doesn't give many compliments at all. She's a task master and doesn't like excuses. Now that I've started her list of positives, she is one of the top bosses I've worked for and I've had several.

I don't remember what all she said in her compliment, because I was in shock, but it was something to the affect of how I do a really good job and that although we're extremely busy and short staffed at work right now, I have a really good attitude toward pitching in and helping out with the additional work. That's the gist of what I got. Again, I was in a bit of shock that I was receiving a compliment from MY boss!

Then one of my doctors said I was a model patient. I won't go into the whole story, but I have a special medical condition with special instructions I've been given. At my recent follow up appointment, my special doctor bragged on me. This special doctor is no nonsense and not one to mince her words and complimented ME! That made me feel wonderful!! Hee. Hee!

And then one more compliment from my boss. I just found this one out today. To make a long story short, my boss noted in an e-mail to some of her superiors that I was one of the best members of her team...and there are over 15 people on her team. That one officially falls into the the "too good to be true" category. Of course, it's how I feel about my work, but didn't think she felt that way. I'm on cloud nine.

I hope she remembers she said that come review time!!

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TRIGFROST 2/20/2011 1:29AM

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JESSICAMAE83 2/19/2011 10:14PM

    That's great! Isn't it a wonderful feeling to get compliments?

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JOANIEBUG46 2/19/2011 8:56PM

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Sounds like you've had a fabulous week! Sure hope it continues!!!!

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MICHELE0008 2/19/2011 8:44PM

    Congrats on your compliments! Enjoy them! emoticon

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