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Edit & Update!!! My Thoughts During Walk at Lunch Time

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I saw this and it made me smile. emoticon Something for the haters that treat overweight people with such disdain to think about...

EDIT: I just figured out that this picture was not so nice to overweight people (like ME)! I thought it had something to do with someone in fire/rescue/medical might be overweight and would be helping the two people in the silohette. I did not "see" that the one closest to the bear was "fat" - he looked "normal" to me. Yeah. Sometimes I am not on the same wavelength as the rest of the world. emoticon


And I thought about THIS (my nemesis) that I saw on sale at the store last night. I have to go back tonight for greens for my bunnies and I hope I can resist. I LOVE me some candy corn. emoticon

UPDATE: I made it out of the store with NO CANDY!!! emoticon

  
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TENNISJIM 10/2/2014 5:54AM

    Awesome well done

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SEAGLASS1215 10/2/2014 4:48AM

    To me, candy corn takes like sugary plastic...good for you, walking away!

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_BABE_ 10/1/2014 9:13PM

    It expensive wrapped candy when think bang for your buck.....so just keep on walking!!!

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TEXASFILLY 10/1/2014 7:31PM

    Good job on getting your walk in. Rather a backhanded compliment to fat people on the bumper sticker, eh. As for the candy corn, think GMO and that will be enough to turn off the crave. emoticon BB~ emoticon

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CAPECODBABE 10/1/2014 6:55PM

    October is a hard month to avoid candy, but the worst day is November 1st when all the Halloween candy is half price emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/1/2014 6:25PM

    if you give up sugar long enough it will make you nauseous if you eat it . I love greens I may fight the rabbit for them lol emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/1/2014 6:06PM

    RESIST!!!! Glad that you enjoyed your walk. Not sure I like the bumper sticker but I see the humor in it.

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SUE5007 10/1/2014 5:50PM

    So many options of sweets ON SALE for Halloween...quick avert your eyes and walk away quickly!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 10/1/2014 5:02PM

    NO CANDY CORN!!!
I have to walk right by it when I walk in to the store across the street from me. I go in to that store almost every day and there sits that candy corn, my favorite since childhood. It was the first candy I bought as a wee little one and I even remember how much it cost 19 cents.
Now I have to pass by that sack of yum yum and I keep telling myself, NO CANDY CORN NO NO NO!!!!
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To Fitbit or Not to Fitbit…

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

THAT is the question.

I keep going back and forth trying to decide whether or not I should bring my Fitbit when I go to emoticon Aruba. I really love seeing where I am with my steps and miles and I certainly expect to do a LOT of walking while on vacation. My problem is that I will also be in the water a LOT and I am concerned that I will lose it by constantly taking it on and off or I will just forget and wear it in the water and ruin it. emoticon Should I just stop being OCD about it and leave it at home? Or should I bring it to see all those steps at the airport and beach walking? I can't decide. Oh, what a problem to have! emoticon

  
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BABYSOX 10/2/2014 6:13AM

    When I went to Scotland, I knew I would be getting in lots of steps, but decided not to bring my fitbit. Knowing me I would have lost it.

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TEXASFILLY 10/1/2014 7:38PM

    Take it! emoticon emoticon BB~ emoticon

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JENNBECK831 10/1/2014 4:06PM

    Hello from the Black Panther team! My family went to the beach last month, and I wore my Fitbit Force in the water with no problems. I loved that it picked up the activity on land and my activity in the water.
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/1/2014 2:36PM

    I would take it... but honestly.... I LOVE my SPARKTRAKER because IT IS WATERPROOF and I have it on in the water all the time. Anyway... take it & just take it off when in the water. Put is with your wallet/keys/cell phone so that you won't lose it. Have FUN!!!

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ROBBIEMARIE 10/1/2014 12:09PM

    Hmmmmmmmm leave it behind and take me!!! I'll count your steps for you. emoticon

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TWESTEN1 10/1/2014 10:09AM

    I'd take it :) I, too, am addicted to mine & when I went to the beach in August I had soooo many more steps each day and it was such a boost to the morale! I did just buy a flex though & am enjoying having it on my wrist and not worrying about taking it on & off the bra :) Think this will be easier for future traveling as well, but the One is great too!

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*TRACY* 10/1/2014 8:49AM

    I would go into withdrawal without my fitbit, but I am a bit obsessed. I had a friend who went on vacation forgot hers at home and bought a new one while she was away...LOL.

Perhaps you can take it with you so that you'd have the option to use it if you wanted to. Maybe it would work if you kept it in your purse? I have the flex, so I'm not sure.....Either way, have a wonderful vacation!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/1/2014 8:24AM

    I don't know if this is the norm, but my FitBit has gone through the washer TWICE and it is still working just fine.

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TENNISJIM 10/1/2014 6:54AM

    Do what you think is best....way to avoid the answering the question.... emoticon

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My New Office

Friday, September 26, 2014

I am getting pretty excited emoticon about moving into my new office this fall. They still have a lot more HVAC and electrical to do before the flooring and paint will be done, but as of right now, it looks like we will be moving in mid-November. This will make it a little less sad coming back from vacation because I will have this to look forward to.

I will be on the second floor so this will be an opportunity to get more stairs in. There is a hiking trail adjoining our parking area and we will have a locker room with a shower. I was a little disappointed (well, OK I was emoticon MAJORLY PO'd) that they moved me to the other side and I lost my window to the outside world emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon that I was excited about, but they did move some doors and now if the Conference room is open I can see outside:


I got something similar to the picture below from a consignment shop for cheap. It lights up and makes beach sounds so I can teleport to the beach if only in my mind. I am also getting a special light for S.A.D. that should help. Does anyone use these and have any recommendations?

My boss felt pretty guilty about the changes and he is getting me all new furniture, even a loveseat for guests. He is getting an electric fireplace and wants an Espresso machine! LOL.

  
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PEWTERBUNNY 9/29/2014 6:01PM

    We got reorganized at work which means I lost my office and went back to cubicle land. Our cube walls are not that high either. Goodbye privacy. Vacation is coming up soon for you, right?? Have fun for us!

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JUNESHOPE 9/27/2014 11:19PM

    Wow, pretty nice trade off. Just build a window frame around the art work, put up curtains, and with the lights you are talking about, it will truly look like a window. :-)
Enjoy your new office & furniture. emoticon

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BABYSOX 9/27/2014 7:49AM

    Your office sounds like it is going to be great. You may never want to leave it...lol. Perhaps that is the boss's plan emoticon .

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TENNISJIM 9/27/2014 6:04AM

    Good luck with the new office

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_BABE_ 9/27/2014 1:19AM

    You must have those guys wrapped around your little finger! lol

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ADARKARA 9/26/2014 7:04PM

    I use a HappyLight I bought off of Amazon, it works great!

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/26/2014 6:02PM

    I work on a platform in a warehouse. everything is grey and the beams are orange. There are no windows. don't you feel better now. it is a five minute walk to the outside for lunch . there is constant noise from the conveyors. I open and audit cartons all day , the product is nice., but your office sounds better. enjoy your outside walking trail . I so need your beach escape . hugs emoticon emoticon that way every day could be aloha Friday

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TEXASFILLY 9/26/2014 5:30PM

    YES! Teleport yourself on those days. Get one of those li'l waterfall things~ if it doesn't make you wanna go pee all the time~ they're great for a soothing background sound. Congrats on your new space, and I hope y'all have a blast on your vacation! emoticon BB~ emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/26/2014 5:25PM

    Hope you end up happy in the new office space.

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LMILTON67 9/26/2014 4:34PM

    emoticon

I know how it is to lose a window view. I get claustrophobic if I can't see outside! I love my office, although the boss tends to keep it a bit on the CHILLY side! I am a bit jealous, we have no where to walk during a lunch break except the parking lot.

I sit at the front desk with a great view of the parking lot, busy street and empty wooded lot across the street. They had a groundbreaking ceremony there today though so I may lose that view. emoticon

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BRENDABUNNY 9/26/2014 4:13PM

    Wow that sounds really nice all new stuff emoticon and I have also wanted to check into those special lights I heard they really work to uplift your mood let me now if you check them out ok?
Have a great weekend my friend! emoticon emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 9/26/2014 4:07PM

    Hopefully the hiking trail, locker room and shower will make up for losing the window. I have a window that overlooks a parking lot and shopping center.


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TWESTEN1 9/26/2014 3:42PM

    That is super!!!! Except for losing the window, of course! I bought my husband one of those lights last year from Bed, Bath & Beyond. The guys at his work all call it his "f-ing happy light".... I think it means it doesn't make him happier, but I try! He really suffers in the winter. Hope you find one that works for you :)

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Happy Hump Day

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My first week of the Fall Frenzy and I lost 2.8 pounds. Not too shabby.

This has nothing to do with it, but I just LOVE this pic. I SO wish I could have cats, but the hubby is severely allergic.



Happy Hump Day Everyone! emoticon Connie

  
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TODDERICKV 9/22/2014 5:37PM

    Keep up the good work!

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ZINKATEL1 9/21/2014 8:11PM

    Congratulations on the first week weight loss. emoticon emoticon emoticon
The photo is very funny. emoticon

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JUNESHOPE 9/20/2014 9:11PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
That is an awesome loss for this week. Way to go!!

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LINDA! 9/19/2014 7:46PM

    Love the photo!!

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TEXASFILLY 9/18/2014 5:43PM

    emoticon You did it! emoticon emoticon BB~ emoticon Love that cat pic! Reminds me of my Ginger.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/18/2014 12:19AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss my friend. Good luck with the challenge. You're doing GREAT!

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ROBBIEMARIE 9/17/2014 11:33PM

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SUNSHINE5268 9/17/2014 9:46PM

    that photo is soooooooooooooooooo funnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy lmaooooooooooooooooooooo.... ty for sharing it emoticon

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_BABE_ 9/17/2014 8:53PM

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PEWTERBUNNY 9/17/2014 7:57PM

    Wow! Way to go on the weight loss! emoticon

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BRENDABUNNY 9/17/2014 5:07PM

    Too cute picture... emoticon good job on the loss emoticon

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TWESTEN1 9/17/2014 12:27PM

    That is fabulous - congrats on the weight loss!!!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 9/17/2014 10:37AM

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RIDLEYRIDER 9/17/2014 7:52AM

  Love this, thanks!!!

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TWEETYKC00 9/17/2014 6:37AM

    Whoohoo on your progress! Love the pic as well.

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DMEYER4 9/17/2014 6:32AM

  congrats on your weight loss. keep up the good work

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TENNISJIM 9/17/2014 6:29AM

    Haha. I have a orange tabby. His name is Roger.

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What was I Thinking?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Oh right. I wasn't thinking. THAT'S the problem. I had bought some chocolate chips to make dark chocolate muffins to send to my son. I had an extra bag that I did not use. I should have gotten rid of them immediately but I did not. In fact, I actually FORGOT about it. When I found them on Sunday, I measured out some and put them back. I had walked SEVEN MILES that morning so I rationalized that I certainly could have some. Last night I got into them and finished them off. It is no different than an alcoholic keeping alcohol in the house. That's what I get for being cocky. I was so pleased to have made it to 14 days binge free.


Time to forgive myself, move forward and be sane today.

  
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TODDERICKV 9/22/2014 5:39PM

    My food addiction is so much like a drug addict or alcoholic. The difference with us is that we have to face our demon everyday and try to be victorious.

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JPHOLDEN 9/19/2014 11:17PM

    Boy does this sound familiar! emoticon

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_BABE_ 9/14/2014 1:21AM

    I keep thinking I need to live with these things around me but in the beginning now.....clean up your environment.

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SUNSHINE5268 9/13/2014 3:48PM

    emoticon You walked 7 miles in ONE day?

oh my goodness, wow!!!!! emoticon

did I mention how AMAZING you are? wowwwww!!!!

you GO girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JUNESHOPE 9/11/2014 8:01PM

    emoticon We're only human. There will be times like this. Just increase your workout to accommodate the moment of weakness.
Just today I had an ice cream cone, and right after I ate it, I wished I hadn't.
emoticon As long as we learn from our mistakes, we can be successful.
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BE-THE-CHANGE 9/10/2014 6:59PM

    You can do this!!!

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PEWTERBUNNY 9/10/2014 3:55PM

    Food is extremely addicting. I feel your pain, honey!

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KRISTENB1186 9/10/2014 8:20AM

    I can't keep things like that in my house either. The temptation is too much sometimes. One binge isn't the be all end all, though! It sounds like you've done great so far and will get back on track and do great now. :)

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FORZACHANDMATT 9/10/2014 5:05AM

    btdt - you can get back on track :)

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SPASTASTIC 9/9/2014 11:38PM

    Aw, I feel ya. I've had a few binges myself lately. emoticon We can do this tho! We've goals to reach! emoticon

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TWESTEN1 9/9/2014 7:57PM

    I'm the same way - too much temptation. At least they're gone now & you can start a new binge-free time :)

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/9/2014 6:04PM

    we are all guilty as charged . tomorrow is a new day emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/9/2014 2:38PM

    One day at a time, one bite at a time. That's about the only way I can fight binge eating. That & giving it to God daily. I am a 12-stepper & that really helps me. Food is the hardest addiction to break because you can't live without it. I'm here if you ever need a life-line. Sometimes picking up the phone can prevent picking up the food.

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TEXASFILLY 9/9/2014 2:05PM

    O! Chocolate is indeed an essential food group in my world, so plan for it. Just a li'l bit won't hurt you, of course. However, until we get that choco monkey off our backs, he'll have to be banished home & hearth. I know exactly how it feels, dear heart~ 'cuz if I was there with ya, I'd have helped polish 'em off. Just remember how hard you worked for those 7 miles. Love ya, gal~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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K80DALY 9/9/2014 12:14PM

    I can't keep sweets in my house, either. I'll eat an entire box of cookies in a matter of hours, one cookie at a time every time I enter (or even walk past) the kitchen. We all trip every now and then. What's important is that we get back up and stay the course!

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TWEETYKC00 9/9/2014 7:49AM

    The chocolate can really call to you when it wants you to be naughty, doesn't it? Now you know to be more careful around the chocolate chips.

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CAPECODBABE 9/9/2014 7:12AM

    At least they are gone now, lesson learned emoticon
emoticon it's a beautiful new day.
Let's get out and enjoy it! emoticon

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