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Out of the rut of eating cereal for breakfast every day....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Today I decided to eat 2 eggs with mushrooms on one of those Arnold flat breads. Topped with lite chipotle mayo. Actually is nice to get out of the cereal rut.

Have to pack a lunch today as yesterday I bought food at the grocery in our office building and that was pretty expensive....

On my way home from work yesterday I stopped at Aldi and they had plums, nectarines and peaches for 29 cents a lb...so if I hide a few from hubby by the time they are ripe enough to eat I might get some....

Right now I am fending off my cat who wants to eat my egg sandwich....


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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/23/2011 5:19AM

    My DD was just telling me yesterday that I need to check out Aldi. After seeing your blog, I agree!

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MEOWSNEWPAGE 6/22/2011 3:05PM

    Sounds like a great breakfast I will have that after I finish my two weeks of grapefruits. eggs sound real good right now.

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THEWINNER33 6/22/2011 1:29PM

    Fantastic. Sounds delicious. I may join your cat trying ro steal your sandwich. LOL

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BETHV10 6/22/2011 11:28AM

    Sounds good....

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DR1939 6/22/2011 7:33AM

    Sounds yummy!

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MSLZZY 6/22/2011 7:21AM

    Change is good! I hope you get to eat some of those plums-hugs!
P.S.-Cats love eggs!

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Work has become less boring and more challenging...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sometimes we get what we pray for....I was getting bored with stuffing envelopes and faxing things...and now we have a temporary worker who is doing those things and so I have to do more of the work that requires a brain...or more concentration...it is hard compared to what I had been doing for the last 5 months or so...

I am glad I got plenty of sleep last night as it was hard to work yesterday with only 6 hours of sleep the night before.

Tonight I plan to sleep 8 hours again and hope I am more awake today and tomorrow....

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FRAN0426 6/21/2011 7:55PM

    How nice to get something more at work to do, bet it makes the day ge quicker too.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/21/2011 7:44AM

    Sounds good to me!

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MSLZZY 6/21/2011 6:54AM

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Monday...new to-do lists...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Gotta get my room cleaned up...it has become problematic...

I have boxes all over the place and things spilling out onto the floor. Time to get rid of the stuff I am not using or at least store it away so I have some peace of mind when I walk in there.

I often think what a messy room my hubby has...but as they say "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." Guess I need to get my act in order first.


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CATLADY52 6/20/2011 6:54PM

    Well said. emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 6/20/2011 8:53AM

    I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who puts projects like that off. Thanks for sharing.

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BAKES3000 6/20/2011 7:35AM

    I have the same problems only it's my whole house. Arrrggghhhh....

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MSLZZY 6/20/2011 7:11AM

    I've got the same with the storeroom-got to clean it up! Have a great day!

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Sunday...and the 2-day weekend....

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I work across the aisle from a guy who started working 4 days a week when he started collecting this social security check and he seems to really enjoy the 3 day weekends. It is something to strive for in 11 months.... I would think it would make life a little less stressful and if I were getting my social security check at that time I actually could "afford" to have the extra day off. I also would be able to keep my full benefits at work. I think this is going to be my goal and this will be my "carrot" to get myself through this next 11.3 months. (who said I was math impaired?)


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MSLZZY 6/19/2011 11:00PM

    Great goal! Hang in there! I am at least 8 years behind you LOL!

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MILLISMA 6/19/2011 9:04PM

    Good plan! There were times we worked 4 - 10 hour days and I loved the 3 days off.

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DR1939 6/19/2011 11:28AM

    Good idea.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/19/2011 10:05AM

    Sounds like a great plan. Making life less stressful is also a great goal that we could all strive for and enjoy!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/19/2011 9:47AM

    Sounds like a good plan!

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Reached 5% weight loss at WW today...moth balls & mice...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I lost 12 lb in 8 weeks which is great since I have been attempting this for the last 3 years and guess I needed some added incentive.

I love SparkPeople but I apparently need contact with a live group and also like the points system with WW better than keeping track of calories.

I have managed change a few of my habits of:
1. Not tracking (I am tracking more easily on WW web site).
2. Stopping for ice cream after work or when stressed out. (I now chose lower points items instead like yogurt and fresh fruit)
3.I am making more positive self talk than before and encouraging myself.

I still am active on Spark People but have given up tracking my food here. I do like the interaction with others on line and have made some nice friends here. I also still track my exercise here.

I think the information obtained through Spark People is excellent.

I am totally thrilled....about my weight loss.

What I am not thrilled about is my car situation. I paid $600 to have mouse damage to wires above the gas tank repaired (they had to remove the tank to get at the wires). The suggestion the mechanic had for making sure this does not happen again was to put mothballs around the car in the garage to keep the mice away.

One problem with the moth balls.... I have mild asthma and allergies and they have been triggered by the constant smell of moth balls in the car. I have been driving around with the windows open even when I want the air conditioner running...

Does anyone have a suggestion of how to keep the mice from crawling around underneath my car...something that doesn't smell so bad? emoticon

I did search on the internet and found that peppermint oil will deter mice and there are magnetic containers in which to put cotton soaked with it that can be put inside a car to keep the mice away. I am willing to try this but wonder if anyone has tried this with success? I really can't stand the moth ball smell.... emoticon

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MCGS62 6/21/2011 9:46AM

    con grats on the weight loss !! I noticed the change in your attitude a while ago but did not want to comment for fear of upsetting the apple cart. Now that you have noticed Great Job!!

and get rid of the mice leave juicy fruit gum a lot of it around the garage mice love it they feed it to their young but they can not digest it -- they become terminally not hungry.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/19/2011 10:00AM

    CONGRATULATIONS and WAY TO GO on your weight loss. You are doing a great job. Congratulations also on finding out what works for you and then doing it!!! WOOHOO and AWESOME!!!
My mom used some type of plug in rodent deterrent. It plugged into the outlet and I made some sort of vibration or noise that humans can't hear but it did keep the mice out of her house. I think she got them at Walmart or Agway. Hope that helps.

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MSLZZY 6/18/2011 10:44PM

    Congrats on the weight loss but no clue what to use instead of moth balls-sorry!

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PURPLE_ROSE_3 6/18/2011 10:02AM

    WooHoo! Congrats on the weight loss, that is amazing keep it up!

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