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Hmm, Sparkpeople has changed a lot while I was away!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I am back up to 173 which is about ten pounds from my starting point. GRRR. I decided to return to trying to track my food this week. Today, I tracked breakfast on Sparkpeople and most of yesterday's food in a notebook.
Why did I decide to go back to trying again (and again...)? I discovered that I am having trouble wiping my butt in the bathroom. My fleshy butt and thighs interfere with my ability to reach down there. Sorry about being kind of gross but that is what caught my attention on what is the difference between 160 pounds and 170 pounds.
So, I discovered the new food tracker and the new start screen. I then played with the motivational board. I love pictures and think I will take a picture of a tree since I want to be able to climb a tree. Weird, I know. But, I used to watch the kids in gym class climb the rope and wish I could do that. Yet, I never could. I now climb street poles in my dreams sometimes. Sparkpeople just mentioned the idea of climbing walls in a rock climbing place that I might try if I ever have much extra money too.
I hope that I stick around and really start to try to lose weight like I did in 2010 or 2011. I forget which one it was.


Brag time

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I have been feeling an odd feeling lately. It is called pride. I have been feeling proud of myself.
My dad came to town earlier this month and gave me a used car. He also taught me the route to work and let me practice driving. I had not drove except for a little practice with my sister since 1998. Thanks to my dad and sister, I am able to drive to work, the laundry mat and to the grocery store. Walmart was scary for me to drive to but I did it! Today is my day off. So I went to a local park that has lots of walking trails. I walked for probably close to an hour. My fitbit dash board had a smile on the steps since I walked over 10,000 steps today.

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ASOBFALLS 7/17/2013 11:49AM

    emoticon safe driving to you..... and emoticon on the walking

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THOMS1 7/16/2013 8:32PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MADEIT3 7/16/2013 5:35PM

    Way to go!! I remember the first time I tried to drive to work -- lots of years ago. I got totally lost but I finally got there. Taught me that if you just roll with the mistakes, you stand a good chance of getting where you want to go!

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When is spring coming?

Friday, March 08, 2013

My employer has a spring commercial about makeup on the loudspeaker. We also have the spring items out and on the shelves for sale. Is spring here? Corporate even sent orders to pack away the salt for melting snow! What did we do? We put up a display at the front of the store. I even saw some seed packages at a dollar store. Everywhere I look someone is trying to sell spring stuff even though spring is not here yet.
I took this picture outside of my work place earlier this week. Anyone else wishing that spring would hurry up and come?

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ASOBFALLS 3/24/2013 9:06PM

    And MORE emoticon emoticon emoticon today...on Palm Sunday yet!!

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ASOBFALLS 3/9/2013 2:03PM

    emoticon idea!
We still have emoticon emoticon in our area Too

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/8/2013 9:43PM

    It'll come soon!! Very soon!! I don't want to rush it because I do NOT want summer to come!!

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money rant

Friday, February 01, 2013

I took money out of my saving account to pay the end of the month bills. But, I now have less than 20 dollars in my checking account. I will have to put my groceries on my credit card which already has around 30 dollars on it.
I know that people say that money doesn't make a person happier. But, I think being able to go grocery shopping without worrying about the bill would make me happier. I think that owning a car so that I could drive to the store on a cold day like today rather than riding a bus to the store would make me happier. I think being able to afford to buy a potential book reviewer a free copy of my book would make me happier. I think being able to live in an apartment that has a wash machine, dryer and bath tub would make me happier. I think having the money to invite a friend to eat with me at a restaurant even if it is McDonalds would make me happier than I am now. I can't seem to think of free things to do with my small list of friends. If I made more money, I could give more of it back to God as my way of showing him that I trust him. It makes me mad when I see or hear someone claim that money doesn't buy happiness because having the things that most people take for granted does help a person be happy. I barely have enough money on me to pay for my stupid laundry. Every thing costs money. Food. Shelter. Phone calls. Clean clothes. Internet. May landlord covers the water and heat. So they almost don't cost me money. But, I know that my rent has part of the expense of them.
I want to buy a car in the spring but I would have to withdraw money from my mutual fund. If I do that, I will not have an emergency fund. I will really be living from paycheck to paycheck. But, if I don't buy a car I will not be available at certain hours at work. I know that I would get more hours at work if I owned a car. What should I do? I asked God for a miracle but I suspect I shouldn't do that. I have only asked God for miracles when a person or two needed a healing. I think God may have answered one of those prayers. Although it may have been the placebo effect instead of the prayer for him. I better go since I need to go grocery shopping soon. I am in a better mood than this post sounds. I was just in the mood to rant some and don't have another place where I am anonymous. (I used my real name on facebook and my blogs)
March addendum: I was happy today because I knew that I would get a paycheck and be able to pay all of my bills off. I mentioned it to my supervisor twice. She probably thinks I am weird but I just love it when I have no bills. Let excuse for me to worry. (Can you tell that I am a worry wort?)

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ASOBFALLS 2/3/2013 1:02AM

    emoticon Tracey.... I heard you! I heard a lot of frustration..Hope a Hug will help the feelings. I know it won't change the Money situation

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cravings and exercise

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

i decided that I would try the January jumpstart challenge. I have been managing to do the exercise part but can't seem to get myself to count calories. One week, I was craving chips with cheese dip. Then last week, I craved peanut butter. I ate a whole sleeve of Ritz vegetable crackers with peanut butter while waiting for my pizza to cook. Then I had half of the pizza. I just had the last half for breakfast/lunch today. I had to crack up at the salt content! I didn't know there was that much salt but pizza does have a bit of a salty flavor to it. I sometimes think I should just try to be a strong fat person rather than a healthy sized strong person. I keep hoping my craving would switch back to salads. I loved it when I find myself bingeing on salad instead of all of this other stuff. emoticon emoticon
I knew there was an emoticon for eating. I wish he had a bunch of fattening food in front of him too. That would fit my cravings. Well, time for me to go swallow my anti-depressants and anti-histamine. (My allergies have been bugging me even though it is freezing outside.)

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ASOBFALLS 1/25/2013 12:20AM

    Thank you for Blogging...sharing your efforts... emoticon We are all encouraged by this!
Sorry I missed computer time for a couple days

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