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Snow, snow... and MORE snow.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's really coming down outside right now... blizzard warnings... hope my car can push through it all, with the plows not being out and around yet at 4am. Well, found out today that I am going to have to move in about a month... or risk getting locked out of my house since soon-to-be-ex-idiot stopped paying the house payment MONTHS ago and lied about it. Now he tells me this today... right before Christmas... that since the girls REFUSED to go over to his girlfriend's house anymore, that he wasn't going to help out anymore... so I am going to the food pantry and having to pay for their doc appts and psych appt... and winter coats and clothes, etc... he makes twice as much as I and he isn't helping out at ALL... he's spending himself a Christmas with his new family and his girlfriend who doesn't even work... and her kids... but to heck with HIS kids that are currently with me in the home that isn't ours anymore, in clothes from the goodwill... eating food from the local pantry. And people wonder why some women swear off men!!! Grrrrrrrrrr

  
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TERRAMATER 12/20/2012 10:07AM

    Sorry about the soon-to-be-ex situation. Hang in there, and be safe!

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Stupid, stupid holidays!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I am in a hurry for this holiday season to finish already! The food, the stress of holiday shopping and kids that you want to buy the world for, but you only have a buck in your wallet... feel like snuggling up in bed and not getting out until after this is all over and done with. BUT, my kids wouldn't like that... and I would really feel guilty... but that is really how I am feeling.

  
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CASEYSAUER 12/18/2012 4:52AM

    I bet if you slowed down and spent some good old fashion time with the kids, they would feel you are giving them the world.

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Sooo close, yet... the last is the hardest fight of all.

Friday, December 07, 2012

I am getting sooo close to my happy, happy, joy, joy-weight. :) But last weigh in, I was 136# which puts me 6# over my goal. Tonight I still have to weigh in, but I do every night, so, not much expected to change. But if it says 135#, well hell, I could be pretty darned happy. lol
Maintenance is going to be a challenge for me, since I am prone to huge binges. Constantly. So I have to somehow go from diet mode to steady/healthy mode... but I have NEVER managed that yet. All or nothing personality, I guess. Either diet like crazy, or binge like crazy. :(
I need the most help on my days off work... I can't stop eating. No sh*t... nonstop all day/night until I go to bed I am looking for something to eat... I can't stop. I don't want to go anywhere or do anything... I should really find a way to kick my butt out the door and walk the pup or ME, for that matter! The lowest my weight has EVER gotten was 130#, for ONE DAY. No kidding... the day after I went to a wedding, and celebrated my weight loss right back up to my starting weight. :( Now I know better. In high school I was a size 16... then it got up to only the LARGEST sizd 16's fit me still... then got preg. and my weight SKYROCKED to around 300#. EEP!!! I got down to 200# within the following year, but then got stuck between 180-220 for years following... then dieted all the way down from there to 130 for that day, YEARS ago now... but I am so close... again... and last time I was working out like CRAZY, which I realize NOW, was a TERRIBLE idea!!! There is NO way I could keep that pace up for long term, and then the weight would come on even quicker. So I am not focusing on exercise, though whenever I can, I do SOMETHING... and when I have more time than that, I do as much as I can. But what I put into my mouth is the main concern. You can't exercise off a day long binge. And when I exercise a lot, I am STARVING, then start eating, thinking I have a GOOD reason to be hungry, but then I don't stop. What's next?? hmmmm.... nom, nom, nom, etc. MEH.
Wish me luck, peoples, in my journey for the last sprint to the finish, 'cause it's not only coals I'll be running on, it's uphill!!! lol

  
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TOMWAMP 12/7/2012 9:30AM

    hey you can do it. Just don't stress so much. take it day by day and it will happen. I to have the same problem I can see my goal in sight then I get side tracked and have to start a new. I take it day by day every day being a new start. Be happy, be healthy and you are blessed.

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AMANDACOETZER 12/7/2012 4:20AM

    Have you been to a doctor to check that everything is all right with your health? If you have, I suggest that you do some introspection about why you're binging so much and sort out the root of the evil so that the symptom, overeating, can be dealt with. I had to do the same and I'm not saying that I've conquered the evil but I am on the road and that is my prayer for you. Have a blessed day!

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I'm happy today... dunno why... but SMILE everyone, don't bring me down! lol

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Here is some eye candy to keep ya in stitches. :)











  
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EOWYNMAIDEN 4/30/2011 11:58PM

    Big spiders remind me that it is their world and I just survive in it because they haven't decided to kill me yet. I saw a clock spider once here, it's as big as a clock face. I may have run in terror a la Monty Python.

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SUCCESS44 4/27/2011 11:36PM

    You are on a roll today! I loved your happy/caffeine blog (all except the spider, I HATE spiders)!

Happy for you that you are happy and having a great day, and totally awesome that your binge stopped on its own. I hope you have a great weekend!
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50 Questions ... and then some! lol

Thursday, April 21, 2011

50 Questions (Everything you either did or did not want to know about Uncommonangel)

Tuesday, April 20, 2011
Got this fromYAMINOKODOMO who got it from BOVEY who got it from SUNNY!
Thanks!!

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
...don't think so... though my kids were...

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Don't remember... I gave up on that. Always have a problem STOPPING once I start... and I am really NOT pretty when I cry!!! :p

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I would say my handwriting is legible, but not memorable.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Turkey...

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Yep! Three.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I guess so! ... but it would be VERY hard to get aquainted with me... and it would take FOREVER to get me comfortable enough to let me get to know me??? Ha!

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM ALOT?
Not NEARLY as much as I used to... THANKFULLY.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Nope! Just had them removed a couple years ago now! (BAD EXPERIENCE!!!)

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
NEVER. (chicken... me... YEP)

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Lucky Charms... apple cinn. oatmeal is yummy... Cracklin' oat bran is actually little granola bar bites... (YUM!!!)

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Nope.. sorry shoes.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
I used to think so... until I had to help my ex carry my treadmill to the basement from upstairs, and could NOT even hold up my end... my oldest DAUGHTER had to!!! ...and she did GREAT!

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Strawberry cheesecake w/pieces of cheesecake and that crunchy choc. topping... and nuts... omg I AM SOOO CRAVING THAT NOW!!! CURSE YOU!!!

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
I notice their facial expressions... body language...

15. RED OR PINK?
Red is too bright... pink is too... PINK... hmmm... none of the above??? lol

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
Too many to list... and WAY too personal... sorry.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
You have to let yourself get close to people to miss them I guess...

18. WHAT IS THE PAUL MCKENNA TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
What??? Pass!

19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Gray that once was white...

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Orange... but my soup just beeped in the microwave!!!

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
NPR (public radio) world news on at the moment... after "lunch" it will be Linkin Park's "Thousand Suns" cd... looking forward to it, but have to keep abreast of the world news.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
The one that you made yourself from melting together all the broken bits of all colored crayons!

23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
The smell of my grandpa's old pipe tobacco (before he gave it up) Borkum Riff (cherry)... :) And Lilacs... chocolate cookies in the oven...

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Daughter...eldest one...

25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
I would LOVE to see the mountains... but it sounds cold... I would LOVE to be by a beach, but ONLY on a LAKE and not ocean! I don't like the thought of jelly fish or sharks...

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Dont really watch sports.

27. HAIR COLOR?
Brown

28. EYE COLOR?
Blue

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Nope I do wear glasses, but I don't want to be stuck somewhere needing to take them out and not having the proper place to do so!!!

30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Hard shell tacos... lasagna... potpies... any pastry items just about!!! lol

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
SPOOOOKY SCARY. Not slasher/gory... no "chick-flick"... no stupid silly either... :)

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Tangled ... I think it is from Disney... (watched it while on treadmill... it was cute, but not really impressive)

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Quad Graphics BLUE. (work shirt)

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer... I don't do COLD!!! ... but I really don't do heat... BUT heat doesn't HURT like cold does!

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
HUGS!!!!

36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Cake/Cookies/Candybars/pie/doughnuts/ yummmmmy

37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
Both

38. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
Computer I guess... I don't watch much tv unless I am on the treadmill...or bike...

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
The Painted Caves by Jean Auel... just finished the latest of the "Hollows" series by Kim Harrison... large book... yet I slammed it in 5 freakin' hours!!! lol AWESOME series!!!

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Just a junk one at home that was a freebie... not even sure what's on it... here at work, SAME!

42. FAVORITE SOUND?
Cicaedas!!

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Neither...

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
I live in Wisconsin... I was born in Virginia (moved when 3?) that is the farthest even though I don't recall that time. Otherwise, Michigan and Minnisota and Chicago... only a state away each time...

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I am very ADD, so my mind goes off on all sorts of tangents... SOOO many creative concepts and ideas pass through my head... I used to paint (ceramics, and that "comma stroke" type of tole painting...) I am AWESOME at finding creative ways to organize stuff. ask me about my cookbook / recipe system some time!!! :)

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Virginia (at a military hospital... I think...)

47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
Wisconsin

48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
White... with black fake shutters...

49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
Rust... Maroon around all the rust. lol

50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS?
YES... lol

51. Cat person or Dog person?
Both! :")

52. Piercings? ...tattoos???
I am gifting myself a tattoo when I finally get to my goal weight... IF I ever find someone to create an awesome tat from a pic I have. I do have my ears pierced... 7 holes each ear. :")

53. Crosswords, Search a Word, Solitare, or Sudoku puzzles?
Sodoku puzzles!!! (and easy crosswords...) :)

54. Favorite piece of workout equipment?
Treadmill! (never thought I would say that... lol)

55. Do you collect anything??
Yeppers! I have a collection of those OLD narrow-bottomed Fisher Price Little People toys... the peoples (some even wood... mostly plastic) and a couple houses and bunch of the misc. vehicles and furniture,etc. uh... AND I have my library, so that's a decent collection of books... (18 bookcases FULL) ... And also, Scrapbook and craft items... I got into it and then hadn't found anyone to scrapbook WITH so it just stockpiled.. :") ...Recipes? I guess you could say I "collect" them too... I have a scrap-book style set of cookbooks that I have all organized and even created an index book to search out specific recipes in ALL of my recipe books... (35?) lol ...there is nothing like looking for something new to try, and knowing when you reach for the recipe books, that EVERY SINGLE recipe is one that looks AWESOME and none are "icky" sounding... though I kept a couple "regular" cookbooks in case I HAVE to cook something that I really don't necessarily LIKE. :p

56. Favorite Quote(s):
"I gave my cat a bath the other day. He just sat there. Actually, I think he enjoyed it. It wasn't very fun for me, though. The fur kind of stuck to my tongue." --Steve Martin

"if not me, then WHO? ...If not now, then WHEN? " --Hillel

"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you had everything to do and you've done it." --Margaret Thatcher

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YAMINOKODOMO 4/21/2011 12:58PM

    I loved it! lol

I have to tell you when I saw that one of the books you finished was the Hollows series my heart fluttered lol I LOVE those books, they are so much fun to read! I am HOPING another one comes out just cause I dont want it to end lol

Cicaedas.. I RUN when I hear those!

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FUSCHIA6 4/21/2011 2:35AM

    That was great, very insightful. I'm condensing a few answers: I'll be bungee jumping in Moscow, while eating fruitloops, as my one child sits at the beachhouse minding the dog, running on my treadmill & reading my "Sweethereafter.". emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUCCESS44 4/21/2011 2:11AM

    LOL, I loved reading your answers! I was surprised to read that you didn't like red over pink, since your SP page is currently red!

The food answers made me hungry and made my mouth water! So now I am going to go get my Skinny Cow fudge bar out of the freezer and eat it before the brownies I am baking for my son come out of the oven -- give me strength!
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