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Probably petty but still bothers me.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Maybe this is wrong of me but I am one of those people that needs a little recognition for a job well done or I just lose the will to even try.

I know it's silly but I joined this monthly challenge and the first month went well and I lost and I reported my losses and it was posted. I didn't really know anyone that well so no one really made many comments to me, I think 2 ladies did, cheering me on or responding to some little thing I'd put on the group forum. Super nice of them.

So I did it again for the month of July. Still not really getting to know the other people that well but I figured that would maybe come in time. Reading what they wrote about themselves gave me an incite to them and vice versa.

At the end of this month they totally overlooked my loss and posted the top 3 losers. I tied for 1st. I know it's just a minor thing but it just gets to me. Do I correct them? Do I keep my mouth shut? I mean it kinda sorta hurt my feelings. I made a little comment. Now we'll see what plays out but the feeling is still there that, why bother?

Maybe Im just not cut out to be a social person, although (I think) I have a pretty witty sense of humor. I dont have any truly close friends, in fact thinking about it sort of makes me uncomfortable.

I think all that probably stems from never being truly accepted in a group or as a BFF as an over weight child.

Oh we're getting deep now lol. Time to hang this up.

Have a great Labor Day.

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SHARILYNN468 8/31/2014 3:52PM


The others who came before me said all I wanted to say.. YOU GO, GIRL, for your weight loss! If you cant get enough motivation there, come blog and let us know you need it, we'll be here in a flash! Also, im always here on SP somewhere, message me and i'll help motivate you and give you hugs! =)


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.DUSTY. 8/31/2014 2:17PM

    I agree with SEVERINA418 to let the (or one of) team leaders know.

I'm a team leader and we're always having challenges and a few times I did the numbers wrong or entered them wrong and am always glad when someone lets me know. I don't want anyone to think I snubbed them.

Don't give up trying to make SparkFriends I know it's not always easy.

And like JOHNMARTINMILES said sometimes we have to toot our own horn. So post about it on the new Wall and in your status.

Keep up the good work! emoticon

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DTHOR6 8/31/2014 11:49AM

    Congrats on your loss and I am sorry that they didn't recognize you. At least you know what you lost. And I am sure you feel awesome!

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SEVERINA418 8/31/2014 11:41AM

    Hey, you DEFINITELY deserve to be recognized! Losing weight is hard, and if they were having a challenge, you earned your tie for number one! I would email one of the team leaders and let them know that your achievement was overlooked. I would like to believe it was truly an accident on their part, as I have never known or heard of anyone on this site purposefully being malicious to another here. You'll at least get what you deserve here: CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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PHHHISC 8/31/2014 11:07AM

  emoticon on your achievement!

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    Sometimes you have to toot your own horn because you are the one sitting behind the steering wheel!

Recognition is important to everyone and if you deserve recognition, demand it!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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Slap Happy

Friday, August 29, 2014

Well my son is back in the good old US of A, thank goodness. Although still a thousand miles away from me. I'll take it.

This month I lost 10 pounds and made it to 309. 309 was the lowest weight I reached about 3 years ago when I started so from here on out it's new territory. Yeah baby!

Now I want to reach 299 by Sept 22. 10 pounds in 24 days. I hope this weekend doesnt derail me!

My grand daughter is coming this weekend WOO HOO. I have to work tomorrow :( But, then I am off Sunday and Monday.

I was so tired today at work I was slap happy. I seriously dont think they know what to think of me sometimes.

I hung up on a woman today that called the pharmacy. She yelled at me (she's a regular that seems to have "issues") I told her to please not yell at me and she yelled louder so I hung up. I have never done that before. She called back later and apologized to the person that took the call, I didnt speak to her again. I can overlook it once because I know peope get cranky when they are sick, this person makes a habit out of it and will yell and argue and be insulting 9 times out of 10 and I had my limit today.

Now, I have an hour before GD gets here I better go walk it out because once she gets here all the hugs and cuddles start and aint nobody got time for walking then.

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NEELIXNKES 8/31/2014 3:05PM

    Hope you enjoy your visit! Glad that your DS is back in America. Hope you can get a chance to see him soon!

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COASTAL6 8/31/2014 8:11AM

    I'm happy for you that your son is back, and that you get to see your grand daughter.
Proud of you, that your losing so much weight!
Rooting for you and cheering you on emoticon

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DTHOR6 8/29/2014 7:28PM

I would have done the exact same thing to that lady. I have kicked clients out of my office for that. My boss has always said that we don't have to put up with people yelling and being rude to us. They need us more than we need them and their money. I can understand not feeling well and being crabby however don't bite the had that feeds you if you know what I mean.

I am sure you can reach your goal by the end of Sept!!! I have faith in you!

Glad to hear your son is back on US soil that I am sure is a huge weight off your shoulders. Have fun with your granddaughter.


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SEVERINA418 8/29/2014 5:56PM

    You can do it, Sandy! Ten pounds will put you in the 200's and that is a milestone to reach. I really want to start walking with you soon, maybe within the next couple of weeks. I'll even come to your town and we can walk there if you want. You're doing such a marvelous job at this and I want to know your secrets of success!

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JCLJR4547 8/29/2014 5:25PM

  way to go. keep it up and lose that next 10 pounds! you CAN do it.

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My heart weighs A LOT right now.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I can't write what I really want to tell you about. There is a matter in my heart that weighs heavy right now. My son is in the Army, is supposed to be coming home. Not all are. Thats all I can say, probably not even that much. Thank you for your prayers.

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I pray all will be ok!

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    Prayers follow you and your son who is making America the greatest nation on Earth

Whatever you are, be a good one. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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NUTSNUTSGETEM 8/28/2014 10:39AM

    Appreciate his (and your) sacrifice. Always saying prayers for our military.

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Putting it off.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I will be honest, I am writing this blog to avoid walking on my treadmill. haha.

My hips hurt this morning. I walked almost 2 miles yesterday on the treadmill, not counting my bike and at work. I am at the same weight I was last Saturday morning after a little upward swing in the scale. Hopefully I can get rid of at least 2 more pounds by Friday's official weigh in and the last weigh in of a challenge that I am in.

I love having the weekends off but they hurt my weight loss. The next 2 weekends I work Saturdays so it sucks but it will help lol.

I have a LONG day today. I have put this off long enough I must walk at least 10-15 minutes. I did my bike already 40 minutes. I get to sit on my butt for that one.

Happy Hump Day.

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TOPS-TORTOISE 8/28/2014 7:11PM

    If your hips hurt you might be working out a little too much with 2 miles on the treadmill and the bike. Maybe you should go for every other day instead of every day. There's nothing wrong with giving your body a little break in between workouts. Do some strength training on the days in between cardio workouts to build some muscle. More muscle will burn more calories.

I'm with you on the weekend thing. it's easier to plan and stay on track during the week. Weekends are not so easy, but really it's only as hard as I make it. I just need to be more prepared for for the weekend.

Best wishes for your success.


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DTHOR6 8/27/2014 12:24PM

    I am right there with you. I love the weekends off but darn if I don't want to eat more. Guess it's because it's there and I get bored. I'm cheering you on I am sure you will see the weight loss on Friday!

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SEVERINA418 8/27/2014 7:56AM

    You can do it! You're doing very well with your fitness activities! Hopefully you will lose this 2 pounds before weigh-in... I'm cheering for you!

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WDIPIM 8/27/2014 7:29AM

  God Bless

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Monday, August 25, 2014

4 Months till Christmas! haha

Started this week a little up on the scale, I will use my Lady-Time card here. I am working thru it and when it passes hopefully I will see a dip again towards the end of the week. My food wasn't the greatest on the weekend but I did my best to work out to burn it all back off again. At least according to the counters I was slightly higher on my burn than my intake.

Really nothing much going on, just trying to extend my calorie burning by time and endurance, getting that heart rate up for more and longer periods.

Keep hearing Chris Powell in my head.
"Extraordinary people do extraordinary things."

I want to do extraordinary things.

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    I am sure you will get to do extraordinary things!

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