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broken window,(pics) but not broken goals (or funny bones)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Today started out as your typical Thursday, I got up, I went to the walking track, I walked an hour.
I was feeling good, blood pumping, good music had me upbeat, the grass from the city workers weedeaters didnt bother me too much.
So, around 825am, I am done with my walk. I get into my car....put my key in, and I might have rolled down the back windows to let some fresh air in, I cannot recall that to save my life.
But, I had gotten a text on my phone, so I was checking it, the car isnt running, and KAAAABAMMMMM!!!
From left, right, front or back, something totally blasted my drivers window out of my car.
I guess my first instinct was to flinch, haha, but I cannot even be sure what I did.
There was a young employee of the city weedeating in a spot near my car, maybe 30 feet, if that.
He was in an area by the fence that had just a small spot of grass...but I honestly think that a rock, or most likely, from what we could tell, a some rubber "whatever" they use to pave with.
Because the area he had been weedeating was surrounded by it, and so there were several pieces of it found around my door.
So, I get out and hes walking with his back to me, away, toward the other side of the fence.
I didnt know what to do, I call honey, who of course was sleeping soundly, having just gotten in from work and into bed around 4am.

He comes and insists I call the city police, due to possiblity of insurance hassle.
The cop asks me some questions and then he calls over the young weedeating worker....which totally bothered me,(at first) cause, he is a very young man, and his superiors were on the other side of the area, and I have never once seen them weedeat with cars near that parking area. And I happen to know he has a small baby and I wouldnt want them to say anything to reprimand him or anything financial, I am quite sure the city has insurance for all that....... well, yes ok, he shouldnt have been weedeating in an area where cars where so close.....and there was actually one even closer to him. But, I said, hmm, why should I feel bad for him.
He had to have seen me get out of my car, and a gentleman walking by stopping to look at my window.

and the pisser of it was....those men, the workers, who see me out there every single day, not a one of them offered to come over and say "Hey whats the matter"...or see if I had car problems or anything.
Then my blood boiled after I thought about that. But me, being the kind hearted person that I am, went over later to that young man and told him that I in no way blamed him, I had no way of knowing if the rock came from his weedeater or where it came from or if it was a rock. But, I am still harbouring some resentment over his "ok, whatever, its all good," attitude!!!

But all is good!! luckily I only recieved a small piece of glass in my left thumb and a very small nick on my right pinky.
But its going to be Wednesday before I can get my glass replaced in my car.
I still had a good walk. Got a good workout in and other than getting held up in the hot sun for 15 minutes by paving in the city, going to our towns one and only conviencnce store, for coffee, only to find out they had no damn coffee.....this makes twice this has happened and I am planning on speaking to the manager and finding out why a place that serves truckers doesnt have fresh coffee all the time!!! and that whole pesky getting my window shattered, it was an ok morning.
After leaving the store I ran into my good friend, ((the one I spoke of in last blog)) and he had me laughing so hard about maybe I could tell the insurance guy that the weedeating worker also totally cut my tires up with his weedeater, and I need new tires....haha, I forgot I was angry over no coffee.
And I do still plan to walk tomorrow......and everyday, I will just make sure if I see weedeating city workers, to park on the other side and maybe wear a protective helmet.
I lost another pound, I will officially weigh in on Tuesday, hoping its at least one more by then.

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NUMD97 8/31/2012 4:17AM

    I had this happen years ago on a new Honda Accord. The rear windshield shattered and I was certain that a rock was thrown or some kids were messing around when I drove up my street. Except for one thing: The street was totally empty and there was no rock to be found inside where the windshield had shattered.

Sometimes, I have since learned (and recently a HuffPost article mentioned the identical thing with a glass table), glass can spontaneously shatter. Check this out:

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CORTNEY-LEE 8/30/2012 10:05PM

    sorry about your windshield, but I am glad you had an awesome walk!

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BARCLE 8/30/2012 9:51PM

    Oh what a hassle - hope it's all sorted for you nice and quickly. We had a window in our van break and glass went e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e! I'm glad you're okay emoticon

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ELSCO55 8/30/2012 9:48PM

    glad you are safe.

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LTMURPHY7 8/30/2012 5:16PM


I had a smash & grab.
I had glass in EVERYTHING

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CATLADY52 8/30/2012 5:14PM

    It's a good thing the weather wasn't dreary rain what with no window. emoticon

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blue conversations.., lead to red faces.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

So, yes I am well aware that I went over my calories again, just ever so slightly.
Not bad, about 60 calories.
The thing that bugs me is, I am still struggling with going out to eat to make the right choices.
For the most part I have learned what is and isnt the right thing to order, etc.
But today, I went with my friend to the pizza place, and the last time I was there I stuck strictly with salad, even if I did have regular ranch dressing.
But today, I had a slice of philly cheese steak pizza, thin crust and a slice of pepperoni, thin crust, along with my salad.
And while this isnt the end of the world.
It still bothers me that I cant seem to avoid those items.
I just kicked myself for eating that pizza. But I am not going to dwell too much on it, every other time I have gone out to eat, for the most part, I have ordered the items I know are probably lower in calories, avoided bread baskets and the big super calorie filled buns.
But, I guess its a life long learning process and I am going to refuse my friends offer to eat there from now on.
If she cant come to Subway or go to the local place that makes a fantastic grilled chicken salad, then I wont be able to have lunch with her.
At least until I have lost some more weight and feel more secure in my ability to make better choices.
I got my one hour walk in today, knock on wood that my foot is healed, have had no further issues with it and just hope I dont.
The blog I posted yesterday about my friend, well, he continues to amaze and amuse me.
He is so silly, just like me, I think that is one of my favorite things about him, that he just gets my nutty sense of humor and returns it as quickly.
So, I had to share a little conversation we had last night.
While talking about walking in our local park, I was telling him about some of the great nature trails in the Interstate Park nearby.
And about how I look forward to the leaves turning, etc.
So, here is pretty much the conversation....

"He---I used to go up to that park and rent paddle boats and take my daughter.
Me--did you know that you can now also rent canoes and ride on the lake.
He---No, I didnt, but I dont care much for a canoe, I prefer a jon boat.
Me---why is that.??
He--well, they have a flat bottom and arent as easy to flip over.
He---I prefer a flat bottomed boat---but not a flat bottomed woman!!
Me---why, are flat bottomed women harder to flip over?
Well, I guess I wont share the rest as it goes a little dark from there, haha, but I guess you had to be there.
Loving life, Loving my friends and our nutty conversations.
And looking forward to walking in the morning.
Hope everyone else is having a nice evening.

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ELSCO55 8/29/2012 10:36PM

    Have a good evening.

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i will stand by you!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Im just sitting here watching my weight go down and down....(a play on words of the great john lennon song watching the wheels).
But I was happy to see another pound gone this morning.
I know my official weigh in day isnt until next Tuesday, But I figured I would check to see if I am making any progress.
So, I had to blog it.
I have been back on the walking track the last few days and no problems so far with my foot.
Feeling pretty good and really watching my calories.
I was so happy this morning when I came around the walking track and seen a car parked next to mine, I seen a dude with a dew rag on his head....started to keep walking.
Was listening to Adele..."set fire to the rain"...when I did a double take and wow!!!
It was my very good friend.
The one I have blogged about before.....I wont go into details, some of you have read it.
And he and I had spoken on FB earlier and so he came up to the track and walked about 4 laps with me.
I was so happy to see him.
To be able to walk next to him, cause his trial begins in October and while I plan to be there if I am able to support him....just to be able to know that right now he is free and he can walk with me and breath the fresh clean free air. We hadnt talked much about what had happened, and he said he would never tell me until he could tell me in person....and I told him no matter what had happened, I would stand by him and support him and be there with him, and I just hope I can see him in person thru our lives and not sitting behind a glass, or writing to him.
He inspires me in so many ways.
You know THAT one friend you have, that isnt logical and makes no sense and not too many people understand why you are friends.
He is that friend to me.
Well anyway, it was good to see him and to get to spend that time with him.
I sure hope everything goes his way and he will be able to walk free for the rest of his life.
I am so happy today.
Lost that extra pound and got a good morning walk.
Loving life.
....(he is a character).

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HONEYPOT319 8/29/2012 6:54AM

    emoticon emoticon

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BARCLE 8/28/2012 6:22PM

    emoticon days like this make you smile and the memory of them helps to keep you smiling on days when things aren't so great emoticon

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GOODBYE-FRIENDS 8/28/2012 4:48PM

  I love those kind of friends!!! The kind that make your insides feel good even if you don't see them a lot.

I am glad your foot is better!

And one pound down is definitely something to smile about...have you seen the plasticy fat models that look like a pile of orange goo? I saw one blog where a Sparker kept those fat thingies on her dining table to remind her how far she had come...the picture was sooooooo gross, but completely inspirational.

Walk on rocker friend...John Lennon rules! emoticon

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SLUNDQUIS 8/28/2012 1:58PM

    Sounds great!

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good bye 23 pounds, i will not miss you in the least!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My doctor didnt offer much insight into my foot issue today, she did however, do an xray and examine my foot, and then tell me shes going to refer me to a podiatrist.
I will get results of the xray tomorrow.
She thinks its possibly a ligament, or a tendon, or a bone spur, or she doesnt really know.
But it seems to ache alot more when I am pretty much sitting.
As long as its elevated its not too bad.
Driving seems to add to the problem.
Friends have offered diagnosis, everything from a bruise to a break to osteoarthritis.
Maybe the podiatrist can offer more, if not, onto a orthopedic or sports injury doc.
On a much happier note, I was somewhat happy with the scale today....I have lost 23 lbs since my last visit there on May 24th.
I am happy that is a loss, that is pretty much 2lbs a week, which is a good steady way to lose.
However, I just knew in my mind if my foot hadnt gotten sore and I could have walked all week, I probably could have lost that extra pound and a half that would have put me at my goal of 25lbs!! I am happy with the loss, but, I have to share that this time last year, I was only about 4lbs heavier than I am right now...I had gained all that weight...(around 19lbs) between last October and May. So, right now, begins a new chapter, LOSING NEW WEIGHT...

But its all good. My blood pressure was was a little high in her office, as is typical, but I had taken it this morning and it was 117/77 and so I took my monitor with me, just to show her how good it has been when taking it at home.
Hoping the foot issue gets resolved, going to try to walk in the morning.
As Thursday is my favorite day to walk....dont ask me why. haha, no really, It is just that tomorrow will be one full week since I really walked.
And I am hoping to do at least 30 a wrap and some aleve.
Hoping the gel insoles will help.
If not, its back home and back to the weights and the bike.
Everyone have a good evening.

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RAPUNZEL53 8/22/2012 6:24PM

  You have a great evening too! I hope the foot doctor resolves your problem. Good Luck!

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as miss scarlett said

Friday, August 17, 2012

I know I blogged once already today. But, I got a phone call, (see other blog if interested in the back story), from the doctors office, wanting to see me to discuss the matter.
Well, I am more concerned at this point that for the second day this week I havent gotten to walk at all.
I had got up early to go walking today, really early, but my foot and other issues kept me from the track.
And now, it rains.
Well, tomorrow is another day!!!

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HONEYPOT319 8/18/2012 9:18AM

    As you said, tomorrow is another day! Do not give up my friend! emoticon

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ELSCO55 8/17/2012 10:13PM

    Yep, as Annie said, Tommorow, TOmorrow, I love you tomorrow, it's only a day away.

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ZZYYGGY3 8/17/2012 7:23PM

    Sometimes life does get in the way, but tomorrow you can do it.

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VARSWIFE 8/17/2012 6:59PM

    Yes it is. A fresh new start. Hope it all gets better for you.

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