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I realized why this time is so different ...

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Yesterday I wrote about the stress I was experiencing and how I had to make sure I was eating correctly. I had also just come from a 6 day vacation.
Afterwards, as I drove home I reflected on what I would have done before SparkPeople. I would have started eating whatever, whenever with no thought to what the food was or how many cals it was. Exercise wouldn't have been a focus at all.

Boy, have things changed! That's why I am not going back!!

  
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RIVADERCHI 4/2/2012 1:07AM

    Yay, R.M.! You've got the Spark! Keep up the good work... so glad you had such a wonderful vacation.... if things get really crazy during your day, just close your eyes and remember the sunshine and breeze on your skin! emoticon emoticon

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LATTELEE 4/1/2012 12:39AM

  Good for you...

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Balancing Act...

Friday, March 30, 2012

I made it back Tuesday, and been up to my eyeballs in work since then! I am getting acupuncture right now so I have some time to write.

I came back tan and relaxed from Key West. I got a facial and Swedish massage at the Pier House Resort. It was fabulous!

The next day at work I went in to fire the employee I spoke of about one month ago. She was misusing funds. She tried to change subjects and use excuses so I gave her two weeks to come up with the receipts. She left and didn't come back. She sent a text to my husband saying she quit. I think she us going to try to collect unemployment. So now I have to decide whether or not to have her arrested.

The great news in all of this is that I got to move up the employee whose husband just died and that in turn advanced another employee. All of my employees are happy the other person is gone and it's peaceful again.

I will be glad when the whole thing is resolved. It's very stressful. I noticed last night before dinner that I was ready hungry. I was so bz at work I only ate a lettuce, carrot, and radish salad and a serving of cottage cheese. I never got a chance to heat up my soup or eat my afternoon snack. So I did eat a higher calorie dinner. I haven't run in two days either. That's the kind of stuff that happens to me when I am stressed. Today I didn't eat breakfast. I am going to really have to focus on eating better and my running again.

I need to balance myself back out.

  
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RIVADERCHI 4/2/2012 1:04AM

    Welcome back, R.M.! Thanks for commenting on my blogs! I'm catching up on yours.... emoticon

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SABLENESS 3/30/2012 7:55PM

    Stress does a number on our ordinary routines. Glad to hear things are sorting out with your employees, especially the one who lost her spouse. Just get back on track as soon as you can and don't beat yourself up about it in the meanwhile. emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 3/30/2012 9:50AM

    That situation does sound very stressful! She can't collect unemployment if she quit, can she? Either way, if you have proof of her mishandling the funds, I would think that there should definitely be some kind of consequences for her. I'm glad that your other employees are receiving a little benefit now, though!

Your first run will probably snap you right back into the mindset you're used to. Enjoy it!

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EDENZMOM 3/30/2012 9:41AM

    you were away on vacation, so now you ahve the weekend to prepare your meals and get back on track :) ...I believe you told me this at one point... hehe -- have a great weekend!

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I love Key West!

Monday, March 26, 2012

We are enjoying Key West. The shopping, entertainment, and weather have been awesome. I have gotten out running every morning except one and have put in many, many walking miles. This afternoon we are hitting a spa, tomorrow we go home.

My food choices have been really good, but my alcohol consumption is up. I am ordering lower calorie drinks but am keeping in mind that they are empty cals and will add up. I am tracking some of my meals but not all.

I hope you are having a fantastic Monday!

  
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SABLENESS 3/30/2012 8:40AM

    Key West is fun, isn't it? Great place for a tourist on foot to work off some of that alcohol and key lime pie! emoticon

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MAMMER3 3/29/2012 12:31PM

    I know what you mean, I went to Vegas and I was drinking my calories. I was ordering them with Diet cokes and if possible diet juices but I still felt horrible.
At least your Jogging every day you are in it to win it AMAZING!!

Hope you had an amazing time!

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RIVADERCHI 3/26/2012 11:31PM

    Hi R. M.! Thanks for the comment on my blog! I am so happy for you that you are having such a blast in K.W! Is it crowded? I love it there too, but I don't think I could live there.. I'd probably get island fever! Have a safe trip home! emoticon emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 3/26/2012 4:09PM

    I hope you're having a fabulously relaxing time at the spa as I type this...

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RHONDALYN10 3/26/2012 3:30PM

    Key West is awesome!
Definitely not low cal - but did you try the Frozen Chocolate Covered Key Lime Pie on a Stick? YUM!!

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EDENZMOM 3/26/2012 3:26PM

    I hope you're having great weather! it's back below zero in sunny Montreal... ehh... I'm jealous! soak it up!

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Yipee - Spring Break...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Yes, I am officially on Spring Break! I am headed to Key West with my husband and another couple. We rented a condo for 6 days. I am so looking forward to relaxing and taking a break from school and work!

I plan on tracking my food and running every morning. We also walk a lot when we are down there, and will probably even do some bike riding around the island.

I will try to check in with all of you. Stay strong!!

Have a great weekend!

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SABLENESS 3/22/2012 8:21PM

    Woohoo! The Keys are a great place to get in lots of activity! emoticon emoticon

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RIVADERCHI 3/22/2012 7:32PM

    Hi R.M.! Welcome back to FLA! Enjoy the great weather! So sorry to hear bout your coworker's husband! Glad to hear you had a good St. Patty's celebration and raised a toast to him! Have fun and what happens in Key West, well you know the rest! emoticon emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 3/22/2012 11:15AM

    That sounds SO wonderful. Enjoy!!

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INFLATED 3/22/2012 2:20AM

    Don't get sunburned.

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Awesome weather and Happy St Patty's Day!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I am enjoying the great weather we have been blessed with today...and all week in Maryland. This morning my hubby and I walked Roxy then I went for a 4 mile run, which I completed in 38 mins. It was a real hilly run so I am very happy with the time. My speed is picking up. When my husband gets back from work, we are going to take the kayaks out in the river. It should be 70 degrees! Roxy loves the kayak, I will try to get a picture of her in it. She wears a little life vest.

My husband quit his airplane job yesterday - he gave four weeks notice. He's been very frustrated there. He can do subcontract work for other companies if he wants to. We are both really happy about it.

We are going out for St Pattys tonight. My employee whose husband just died wants us all to meet at his grave at 6 to do a shot. This was his favorite holiday and he was Irish. It's at a veterans cemetery and alcohol is not allowed, but it's really important to her so we are going. Hopefully no one will notice! After that my husband and I are meeting friends for dinner. My employee is going to go to an annual st patty's day party her and her husband go to every year. I am so glad she is getting out with her friends now and honoring his memory.

Happy St Patty's Day!!

  
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INFLATED 3/22/2012 2:19AM

    Beep! Beep! Roadrunner! You will be ready for your Disney run.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 3/19/2012 9:45AM

    We're enjoying wonderful weather here, too! It's supposed to be almost 80 today...in Michigan...in March. Weird!

Your runs are amazing! I haven't done much hill running at all and don't have the courage to set the incline on my treadmill yet. Maybe sometime this summer.

The kayaks sound SO fun! There will be a day when our kids are older that we do more of that type of thing again.

I hope you had fun with your St. Patty's Day stuff!

(P.S. I'm really behind on all things SP, but do plan to respond to the mail you sent to me. Thank you so much for taking the time to help me!!)

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KAREN_NY 3/18/2012 2:34PM

    Sounds like a life-affirming kind of day! And 4 hilly miles in 38 minutes? WAY COOL! Hills kick butt.

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SABLENESS 3/17/2012 3:43PM

    What a fitting way to honor your employee's Irish husband. Have a great evening! emoticon

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