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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Doing better with tracking eating and planning ahead and not eating out so much. Big pat on my back. Takes more work though and planning!

Yesterday co-worker came back who's been off for surgery. Our Debbie Downer was in rare form. She has been OK while other co-worker was off. She was grouchy, grumpy and irritable. In the morning the atmospher was tense. Other co-worker and I just stayed in our offices and worked and tried to leave her alone.

As the day went on and Debbie Downer got enough Mt Dew in her she perked up. There is always some drama about her family or friends that gets her down. She never even asked Co-worker how she was feeling or doing. It's all about her. Her baby is due in September and as much as she's been gone...thinking she will be leaving soon...one could only hope!

Former co-worker kept telling me...don't let her drag you down...you two pull her up. Doesn't seem to work that way. How we allow one person to control the office is beyond me. I try real hard...not to let her control it...but she does. You can't talk to her or she bites your head off. Other co-worker and just try to converse together...but then it feels like you are leaving her out or she butts into your conversation with criticism...so we resort to being quiet until she becomes pleasant.

It really drags me down and dislike the work environment. She was better when it's just two of us. Don't know why the 3 makes her different.

I won't let her make me a bitter person but a better person. Will spend more time in quiet time and prayer! Off to make it a great day!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/2/2011 4:47PM

    I am so glad I don't have to be around anyone who is always so down. Asking God to give you the patience to deal with her until she leaves on her maternity leave.
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TREASURINGLIFE 8/2/2011 11:28AM

    Grrr...I can't stand Debbie Downers!!! You go and have a fantastic day, no matter who's donning a piss-poor attitude or not. :)

- Michelle

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MFLYNN8 8/2/2011 10:21AM

    Oh, man! Debbie Downers are the worst...keep on keepin' on, SPARK!!!

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SUZIEQS65 8/2/2011 6:45AM

    Just remember how positive you are about life, and obviously how negative she is! How is doing better there?

Deep breathing while you are having your quiet time!

Keep on Sparkin'

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Magnificient Monday

Monday, August 01, 2011

Wasn't going to blog...but then was thinking about reading in The Spark last night and wanted to put down the changes I've made. When I look back over my Spark Time I have made definite improvements in my life. Most of them are a part of me now. I exercise most days now. I drink lots of water. I wake up ready to drink a big plastic cup of cold water and usually drink a couple of them before leaving for work...no coffee...an occasional hot tea but I no longer have to have coffee in the AM or get a sick headache...so I've weaned myself off the caffeine habit. I still enjoy coffee occasionally...a cup here or there but I no longer have to have it first thing in the morning. Interesting how I crave something cool in the morning now. I get up at 5 and work on Sparkpeople and exercise first thing in the morning. I am making better choices with food. Wish I was seeing greater drop in weight from al these changes yet I need to remember they packed on slowly and they will probably come off slowly. Especially at this stage of my life. I rarely eat desserts. They are no longer part of my meal plan :)

I think eating out has helped me not to see the results I long for. I am tired from work...Mom wants to eat out...and insted of me cooking we take her out. She can order what she wants and so can we. I make better choices...probably too much volume.

So being hubby not getting paid right now..trying to cook at home more...just not having mom over as she won't eat what we eat or maybe will fix hubby something and just have something light or a weird concoction for myself.

Joined a spring and summer team. That has me focusing on tracking what I eat. That has been a help also. Last night we were taking a ride and there was a pizza billboard...mmmm pizza sounded good...did I want to stop and eat pizza or wait until I got home to eat i kept my mouth shut....came home and managed to eat within my limits and still felt full. Been buying summer squash at the market and really like cutting them up with onions and yellow peppers and microwaving them and having them to eat for several days. Hardly any calories and yummy.

Have also recently started eating 1/2 a sandwitch and surprisingly I still feel full and satisfied with 1/2 sandwitch. Notice my BFF often eats 1/2 sandwitch..

So reminding myself I have made some healthy changes in my life. To keep on growing and exploring my issues with food. I add other steps once I get each new step incorporated into my life as a habit.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/2/2011 4:40PM

    You are doing a great job. Keep up the great work. emoticon

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MELTING2SVELTE 8/1/2011 4:04PM

    Great habits! emoticon

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EDITOR 8/1/2011 6:21AM

    Such changes. God bless! As we age and caregive calorie needs reduce. So surprised to see 1/2 sandwich is sufficient. That is so good. I get down from 2 to 1. Gonna' go for that goal next.

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JBGOAL120 8/1/2011 6:04AM

    Unfortunately, it does take a while to drop the weight that we put on...wish there was a magic pill out there that actually worked, lol. Sounds like to me that you are well on your way to making healthy choices and changing your life...Congrats on that! It takes a lot of strength of character to make these kinds of changes.

Hope you have a great SparkDay!!

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LANEYPUDDLESMOM 8/1/2011 6:02AM

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Quiet Saturday

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Slept til I woke at 6:30, read a book for awhile, started laundry, took Mom to Farmer's Market. When I got home i had the shakes a little...and I ate granola for breakfast. Not sure what that was all about. Still feel tired. Maybe should have eaten breakfast earlier???

Gutter people did make it and are continuing on finishing the gutters. Who would have guessed!

Hoping to stay around the house and get caught up on some things today!

  
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ANATASHIKI 7/31/2011 3:20AM

    are you drinking enough water? if it's very hot you might need more water than usual

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/30/2011 4:32PM

    Maybe your blood sugar dried a bit on the low side or the heat just got to you. Hope you are staying hydrated.
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Consistent Friday

Friday, July 29, 2011

Kinda blew calorie intake. Was a slow day at work...we were steady but seemed like it dragged on forever..I was tired and ate my extra snack and drank a Mt Dew and drank water. Came home and fixed dinner...and ate two pieces of garlic toast. Guess I was bored and tired yesterday. Went to bed at 9 pm and I was still tired at 5 this AM with 8 hours of sleep. Co-worker finally back to work yesterday. She is still just a Debbie Downer. Looking at the big picture she will be on maternity leave soon.

Off to make it a great day!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/30/2011 4:25PM

    Is it possible that you are emotionally tired? Being with Debbie Downer has to be hard to take all the time even if she did just return. Praying for you that she will get better before her maternity leave.
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Thankful Thursday

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The air is working...for now???!!! Didn't sleep well. Hubby taking Mom to Dentist to start new dentures and they have 7:45 appt and I needed to call her at 5 to make sure she was up and kept waking to make sure I didn't oversleep. Called her and she must have been up all night as she is ready to go at 5 am. This will probably be something we regret. She has been nagging about new ones for a long time. Know they won't fit right and her current ones will be the best ones ever...but we'll see. At least Dr will be in town so we can run her there quickly with problems. At least we can mark that off her list.

Late night the last couple of nights and feeling it. Had Praise Team Practise until 9:30 last night.

Co-worker was still out yesterday. Hopefully she will be back today. Hasn't gone bad. Been kinda slow.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/28/2011 11:51PM

    So glad your ac is working and praying for you that you will get some much needed rest and sleep tonight. Hope all goes well with the new dentures.
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MELTING2SVELTE 7/28/2011 1:35PM

    Hopefully you can catch up on your sleep tonight!
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