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If you are an attractive lady, I have a question/questions for you.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

OK, so here's the situation. It was three days before Thanksgiving and I'm at the front desk at the fitness club. I ask the attractive young lady behind the desk what the club's Thanksgiving hours are, she points me to the holiday weekend schedule and cheerfully says, "we're open until 3:00". I go over to the schedule and start looking at it for the other days.

Out of totally nowhere (at least that's how I perceive it), she smiles at me and says, "So, is your wife going to let you work out on Thanksgiving morning?". This was a brilliant and poignant question of the ages (deserving of a definitely honest and unbiased answer), except for one minor detail....I'm not married.

I showed her my ringless left hand, smiled and said, "She doesn't have much say in the matter." to which the lady behind the counter smiled back and said "Cool!". I left with that "I just had a conversation with someone from a different planet" feeling.

OK so here's the question/questions:
What did she mean (or might she have meant) by the question in the first place? Why did/might she have asked the question? Is this something that you have ever done or known friends to do? If so why? It didn't bother me, I just thought it kind of odd.

I had one friend point out that the club I was at was in a town with a primarily married demographic. Another friend told me that she was definitely flirting with/hitting on me. I don't know. I'm opening the question to all of the attractive ladies on SP (This means YOU, (unless, of course, you're a dude))

-TD Out

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ANEPANALIPTI 2/14/2011 5:46AM

    ( i can't believe i had missed this blog way back when, would have cheered me up... )

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ANEPANALIPTI 2/14/2011 5:45AM

    FLIRTING ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CASE IN POINT- ME. Really cute guy at my university, and I'm planning on using the same tactic just replace the marriage with girlfriend.

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MARCYNA 2/14/2011 5:24AM

    Totally flirting.
She assumed that you MIGHT have BEEN married and not wearing a ring, which she considered cool. And I gather, you looked attractive to her otherwise her reaction wouldn't have been consequential emoticon

Comment edited on: 2/14/2011 5:25:31 AM

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TSEWARD 1/2/2010 7:38PM

    Cue Wolf Whistle! I am not a dude, so I will comment. Yes, I would definitely say she was checking you out. I think you have the rare and beautiful trait of humility. Keep it up! Chicks dig that.


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SLIMMERJESSE 12/25/2009 9:58AM

    She was definitely interested. And a good sign that she is respectful of marriage/commitment as many people (both men and female) just don't care.

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STLRZGRRL 12/25/2009 9:48AM


She was absolutely hitting on you.

How can guys not know this?! LOL...

It appears that all those Cosmo articles are correct: You men are simple creatures... if we want you to do something, we need to tell you,

In this case, the poor girl should have said, "You're cute as a bug. Can I buy you a drink at 8 pm Wednesday evening at Houlihan's?

Merry Christmas, Trent... Can I buy you a drink?

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ANGIE_1230 12/24/2009 8:21PM

    If it were me, I would totally be fishing to see if you were married, because I was interested. If you are interested, I'd definitely chat with her to see if there's any connection.

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SROBBINS02 12/24/2009 2:01PM

    I would totally only ask that if I was a) flirting and b) in a really weird mood, where people's marital status seems amusing... lol.

So YAY- flirting and potentially a slightly odd sense of humour! Double win!

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APHRODITEFLAME 12/23/2009 7:25PM

    I'm not sure, she could have been fishing to see if you were indeed taken or just in a holly jolly mood.

I wish I could assist you in sussing out the little details of what do they mean when they say... but honestly, when I say things they come out flirtatious anyway ... regardless of my meaning.

However it was meant, it wouldn't hurt to include some conversation in your days, if you frequent that gym. You never know!!!

Enjoy your holidays!

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Back on Track!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

OK, Yesterday's plan is working. I am back on track to eat my usual 2400-2600 calories. It's been awhile. Two words "Who" and "Hoo!!!!"

So I found this can of Trader Joe's Organic vegetarian chili and decided to try it yesterday for dinner. Now I say this as a non-vegetarian (*1), this stuff was off-the-charts good. I could not wait to get home and have me some for dinner. WhoooWhee!!! Yum.

So I had 1/2 of a can(190 calories) with brown rice(170 calories) and 1 oz cheddar cheese(120 calories) for a total of 480 calories. Yes it has about 600 mg of sodium, but I brought lunch today so I will probably still net less sodium.

If I can hold out for the week on this calorie range, I might make it down to 212. Again, 209.8 by 12/31 will be an extremely close shave, but I can do it. Christmas dinner being the night before weigh-in will be interesting. I can't wait until next month when I start weighing myself once a month.

Anyway thanks for reading!!

-TD out!!

(*1) My usual four food groups are Steak, Chicken, Sausage and cheese.

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ELISELOVE1 12/21/2009 6:51PM

    emoticonon getting back on track

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THYWILLBEDONE 12/21/2009 6:50PM

    I love Trader Joe's

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Final Strategy for 2009 (Part I)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

OK Friday and Yesterday were bad. Two parties and overate at them both. I'm falling back into my old eating patterns. This must stop. Here is my plan for the next four days:

* My breakfast of champions
* I'm actually going to make four lunches this evening for Monday - Thursday
* Go vegetarian for dinner with:
(a) Vegetarian chili or bean/lentil soup.
(b) Brown or Wild Rice
(c) Low fat dairy

Have a great week!!

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ANGIE_1230 12/20/2009 6:36PM

    Good luck with your plan. Christmas is so hard on those of us who are trying to lose weight.

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Crunch Time!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Last Week: 214.0
This Week: 214.4
End of year goal: 209.8
OK, So I have a week and a half to lose 4.6 pounds. It's doable and possible.

Yesterday I got some really stressful news at work on the same day as a holiday potluck party. Not a good combo. I ate really poorly. A comment on my last blog from a really good friend put things into perspective (Thanks TSEWARD!!). As badly as I did, I did way WAY better eating-wise than I did at the previous two years' party.

The other party this week went really well. I did a huge workout right before it, grabbed one plate of food and brought it back to my desk.

I've been really hungry all the time for the past few weeks, but I feel that starting to subside. I'm going to own it this week.

If this mornings weigh-in was artificial (either water-weight or the typical spike after a bad eating day) I will lose the weight. 209.8 will be close, but I can do it.

This week, I'm going to fight as hard as I've ever fought to stay within my range

Bottom Line:
It's crunch time!!!

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TSEWARD 12/19/2009 11:12PM

    I love your positive attitude! Stress at work and food at work is my hardest to beat combo. It sounds like you have recovered with your confidence and determination intact. It makes me very happy that my comment was helpful after your difficult day. I think I will have a warm glow the rest of the night...thank you, I needed it.
I have had only negative things to say on my blog so I haven't been blogging (or tracking)
I guess I am being a big chicken. I have regressed and I am afraid to figure out why.
Your positivity is refreshing...I am going to try to absorb some of it and reflect it back! Hope your week is great...You own it, and I am looking forward to reading more.

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ANGIE_1230 12/19/2009 1:42PM

    Awesome attitude! I know you can do it!

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Double Trouble!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I have two potential stumbling blocks this week.

Tomorrow is a buffet style holiday lunch at work.
Friday is my department's holiday pot luck.

My mid-week weigh-in had me at the exact weight as last Saturday. I think that I have the right strategies to get through both of them. I'm tired so I'm not going to go into it now. I will blog about it either Friday night or Saturday morning.

Good night.

-TD out

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TSEWARD 12/18/2009 5:52PM

    I hope you had a good refreshing sleep. I really got a kick out of your last comment on my blog! Made my day. I haven't been doing well at my goals, as the treats just multiply....loaves of sweet bread gifts at home, chocolate covered pretzels at work, chocolate mint meltaways...seems everywhere I go there is something yummy, and I haven't been stable enough yet to walk right past it.

I will grumble in my blog. This was meant to be a yay, TD! comment. I know you will do awesome...even if you feel you ate too much when it is done, you will be able to look at yourself and say good things..Llike, "wow, I handled this better than last year" or "I didn't eat as many of this snack" or I enjoyed the people more than the menu"...I am just speculating on what will be better. But it will be better! You are an inspiration, and your cumulative awesome habits are really adding up!

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SHARIKKAMUR 12/18/2009 11:29AM

    Don't beat yourself up about it. I don't think it's possible to do the holiday season without splurging a bit.

One of the really great things about SparkPeople is that it has taught me that I CAN lose weight. If I put a little back on over the holiday through having a good time and not messing up other folks' enjoyment by being a 'diet bore' then I accept it. It'll come off again once the holiday is over. Eating sensibly outside the parties will help minimise their effects anyway.

Enjoy your parties!

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TRADTRAV 12/17/2009 8:54AM

    Have fun and enjoy your parties!

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