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Fat Envy

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Have you ever noticed how the way someone gains weight gain make them appear like the Sta-Puff marshmallow man or like a Jessica Rabbit?

That some people look "puffy" while others look voluptuous?

Some fat seems to sneak up on ya and never leave, while other fat helps to take away the wrinkles?

Why can't all fat be the Jessica Rabbit, voluptuous, wrinkle-free kind?

Why can't I donate my excess to some skinny, straight as a board person?

I like to share!

...But then again, I like ME!

Puffy, sometimes sexy, not too wrinkly (yet), squishy, getting stronger, getting more tone, showin' some resemblance of muscles, Me ME ME.

I am unique. And, so are you. It's nice to have soft spots here and there. It's also nice to be healthy.

I will still be a little bit envious of a nicely shaped woman, but I'm not too shabby myself!

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DIXIED88 8/5/2010 9:24AM

    I've always been envious of the junk in the trunk ladies. You know, the girls that gain a couple pounds and suddenly their rear turns from "c" to "C". Mine just seem to slide into my upper thighs and make it appear that much more flat.

BUT I like me too! And I like you! It would be boring if we all looked the same. Variety is the spice of life!

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BUDRFLY31 8/5/2010 9:20AM

    So important that you like yourself! I am working on that!

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Gettin' my Butt in Gear!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

I walked an extra .6 mile this morning. I would like to try to increase my walks to 3 miles (from 2). I'll have to see how my foot reacts to that.

I also want to step up my cardio game by finding something else I can do at home that won't hurt my foot too much but will increase my heart rate. Any ideas are welcome. I'm thinking the mini tramp or hula hooping. Perhaps doing some dancing...

I have 10 weeks til I turn 40. I could safely loose 20 pounds by then. I will not reach my goal of 140, but I will be very happy to reach 160.

This requires much better eating habits. Much better ways of dealing with emotions. Waaaaaaay better control on my weekends! And some serious attitude adjustment towards exercise. (This means: "the more I move-the better!" Rather than, "I'll do what I gotta do to be able to log something in")

I have called the nurse recruiter for the hospital where I am going to school. She isn't answering the phone and the voice mail says it's full. So now I will have to keep calling back until I get a hold of someone. But I am feeling very happy to have a connection to a possible job.

I have some great words of wisdom from a few friends about how to improve my resume, so now all I need to do is DO IT!

I promised myself I would still send applications out to some random jobs since I don;t know whether the recruiter will be able to help me or not. But, Please keep praying for some Supernatural intervention. (and for me to have a peace of mind about my future).

Thanks Sparkers!



Monday, August 02, 2010

It's August first.

I do not have a job lined up.

I will be out of work Sept 1st.

I can not get unemployment.

Please pray for for Supernatural intervention.

***** This just in:
I just got some great ideas from a friend about how to improve my resume, so I am a bit more hopeful. She was very encouraging about what I had already written, but gave great suggestions on how to change it for the better.

I am hoping for a job at the hospital where I will be going to school, but many of the jobs require a certification that I do not have. Another friend gave me the number of the nurse recruiter at the hospital and told me to call her directly to see if she can help me in any way. YIPPEE!

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DRJJ2004 8/2/2010 2:45PM

    Prayers going up! :O)

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    Prayers your way......

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DIXIED88 8/2/2010 9:54AM

    Ok, Let's talk. Have you advertised for child care? Checked the daycare centers in your area for openings? Called Nanny services to see if you could be in their line up? Have you checked out any state/federal jobs in your area (possibly could have a website)? Have you put in applications at every place in your area you can think of (including retail and fast food)? Called the unemployment office for openings? Checked all job related websites? Checked out if there are some temporary staffing placement centers in the area?

When we went to AZ, I had no contacts, wasn't familiar with the area, and had no idea what I was going to do for money. I went in with the mindset that even if a job was below my qualifications, if it had a paycheck, I would do it. You have to have your line in the water to catch any fish though!

I know it's hard. I'll be praying for you!

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MOMGABE 8/2/2010 9:37AM

    I will pray that everything works out for you. Uncertainty is so hard to deal with.

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Feel Good Friday

Friday, July 30, 2010

Five Days!


I worked out. I have tracked. I have planned.

I am feeling FANTASTIC!

It is pretty amazing how a little consistency in exercise and eating can improve a mood exponentially!!!

A friend recently posted on facebook that she was purging her closet and was donating all the clothes to Good Will. Well, she and I are similar size, so I asked if I could go through them. She brought them over immediately.

I ended up with 4 new-to-me capris, tons of sweaters, a "next goal" skirt, and several new shirts (including a fabulous workout shirt which I am sporting at this very minute).

I wore one of my new-to-me outfits last night. It was a SLEEVELESS sweater top and plaid capri bottoms. I was a little self-conscious, but not too much (again, my mood is so fantastic again).

Some friends from my grade school and high school days met me there. They were so complimentary! They even asked me what I was doing to look so good. It was so good to get a compliment like that.

Oh Yeah! I talked up Spark and the friends I have met here. I do love you all!

I hope that those who are in a slump read this and are encouraged. I have been in one that has lasted something like 6 months. I have no idea how exactly to give advice on how to get the mojo back, other than keep taking baby steps, keep working on the inside when you can't work on the outside, and absolutely NEVER quit! Some work is always better than none!

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    good good good good

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DIXIED88 7/30/2010 9:53AM

    This is such a great blog! I love new to me clothes!!

You are doing wonderful. Keep up the baby steps and you'll be to your goal before you know it!! emoticon emoticon

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BUDRFLY31 7/30/2010 9:01AM

    I was in a slump 6 months, but I did not give up! I reached goal and feel terrific. Never, Ever, Give Up!

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NITA-ANN 7/30/2010 7:41AM


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Silly phrases

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I don't know why I have been obsessed with this but I can't stop thinking about how absurd the phrase "turned up missing" is.

If you turn up, you are not missing.

Or, why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?

How about "I had a near miss"

Seriously??? Doesn't that mean you HIT something?

Can you think of anymore?

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    A friend of mine at work always says "fine as frog hair"

She's so silly

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IVYLIBRA 7/29/2010 10:07AM

    Good Grief!! Killing time. Time flies. Another SP and I just had a similar conversation earlier this funny.

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DIXIED88 7/29/2010 9:53AM

    Get a square meal. Sleep tight. Pleased as punch. Easy as pie. Pay an arm and a leg. Shoot the breeze.

I find myself wondering about all of these. I'm guessing things just stick around for so long that we say it b/c Granny did. LOL!

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TEESDOLFN 7/29/2010 8:01AM

    LOL...what about..."Happy As A Clam" how do you measure happiness in a clam? who can tell when a clam is happy or sad? they look indifferent to me.

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/29/2010 7:19AM

  Yes! Why is a 'fat chance' the same as a 'slim chance'? emoticon

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