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Valentine's Day

Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day depresses the wits out of me. I've been alone for over 21 years, and it's just like getting it rubbed in. However, I did get a message today that I'm thinking of as my "Valentine's Day card." I posted a message on Bobby's Facebook page telling him how much I enjoyed his appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show last night. He replied and thanked me! How many posts must he get -- I'm blown away that he actually answered.

I worked an eleven-hour day today and I'm doing it again tomorrow, as well as a few hours on Saturday. It's exhausting but I need all the hours and all the money I can get. Who knows -- my birthday is in a couple of weeks. I might actually be able to afford a steak or some shrimp for a birthday dinner.

Workplace Weight Watchers started today. I'm ashamed to admit I've gained about twenty pounds and I'm back up over 400 again. However, I didn't think I could go today because I'm snowed under with work. However, my boss (who also joined) came and pulled me away from the mini-Everest of paper on my desk. They've killed a few of my stumbling blocks -- the company pays for it, I know everybody there, and I don't have to make a special trip (you can't believe how many times the thought of going after work or early on a Saturday morning defeated me). I've rejoined so many times, they probably snicker at their home office when they see my name again. A lot has changed, so this should be interesting.

I'm exhausted but too keyed up to sleep. Watching Chef Wanted and trying to relax.
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FLORIDASUN 3/2/2013 10:50AM

    When I went to NYC for my 'bucket list' trip during the Christmas holidays with my girlfriend we dined at a Bobby Flay restaurant. It was heaven and the fact that our sweet departed son's good friend was our waiter that night gave us lots of freebies!

My fav was an appetizer of homemade potatoe chips with a blue cheese sauce. We got a bottle of Bobby's steak sauce and had his pricy but delish~ribeye.

I think I posted a few shots of his restaurant it was quite swank and the food was to die for...good thing...it might just take me closer to 'the bucket' with all that richness.

I'm really trying to hem in my portions and my love of red meat. Wow...we ARE what we eat..and I haven't been feeling all that fit lately..time for adjustments! emoticon emoticon

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 2/16/2013 11:56PM

    My husband and I don't "do" Valentine's Day. I always said if they have to have a "holiday" to remind them to be nice, then it's not worth it. I like the "just because" days much better! So wonderful that your boss wouldn't let the excuse of too much work keep you from the meeting. Grab the opportunity with both hands!
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MAW_OH 2/16/2013 8:43PM

    Your on the right path, and to get support from your management is really great! You must be thrilled that Bobby F thanked you! I feel like you do about Valentines,, I called it V.D. for a long time, I don't anymore. emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 2/16/2013 8:21AM

    emoticon Hang in there. My heart goes out to you.

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DAWNFIRE72 2/16/2013 12:23AM

    That is very cool that Bobby Flay answered your post.

I am not a fan of Valentine's Day either. I was the kid that only got cards from the kids who's mom's made them give a card to EVERYONE in the class.

It is good that your boss took you away from work for your WW group. The paperwork wasn't going anywhere.

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MONETRUBY 2/15/2013 10:10PM

    So glad Bobby was gracious enough to make your Valentine's Day! That's so lovely.

I hope you're able to get some rest this weekend, it sounds like you need it. And I am very glad to hear that you have a supportive boss who cared enough to get you to the WW meeting. I think this could be a great new start for you.

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SHERYLDS 2/15/2013 9:10PM

    Valentine's day is just a great opportunity to let those who are important to you know how much they mean in your life. Doesn't need to be romantic.
And it starts by being good to yourself.
Best of luck with WW......
Experiment with lots of veggie recipes and use your talent

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LYNNWILK2 2/15/2013 6:26PM

    Great Valentine's acknowledgement from one of your men.
And Way to go on the office weight watchers, I am sure that there are
many in the same boat as you so no snickering should be considered.
And you can be in group that is very supportive with your work environment.
Hopefully you can build some great strong relationships there.... good luck
Mary.

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CHEFSOPHIE 2/15/2013 3:50PM

    That is nice that your boss insisted you attend. She is also concerned about getting the work done I expect.

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WALLAHALLA 2/15/2013 11:47AM

    I wish I had WW available again. I go when there are meetings that fit my schedule, but then they change the times and locations and I'm out of luck again. My name must be flagged right next to yours on the repeat attender list. My take on it is, they probably just think "Yeah! More $$$$$ for the corporation!"

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 2/15/2013 11:43AM

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CAROLJEAN64 2/15/2013 10:21AM

    Repeat as often as necessary: I am loving, lovable and loving.

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LIS193 2/15/2013 10:11AM

    Valentine's Day has become so commercialized it isn't even funny... it has lost all its real meaning.
So glad you got a FB response - what a lovely surprise!
Good for your boss dragging you from your desk to WW - hang in there!
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MPARKER67 2/15/2013 9:51AM

    You will do this. emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 2/15/2013 7:13AM

    Hang in there - you can do this.

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CAKAROO 2/15/2013 6:18AM

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WINDSONG~ 2/15/2013 5:56AM

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NASFKAB 2/15/2013 4:08AM

  all the best

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KELTIC-CARA 2/15/2013 2:45AM

    You have a great boss there, to come and get you, to make sure you are doing something for yourself. Stick with it, you have people around you who support you, show that you appreciate what they are doing. Make this work for you because you will be making it work for them. emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 2/15/2013 2:10AM

    emoticon Best Wishes with Weight Watchers. Keep us updated on how you are doing.

HUGS
Pam

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/15/2013 1:33AM

    I get where you're coming from with not being a fan of Valentine's Day because I was that way for a long time. I then decided to treat myself to something special that day and make it all about me. That is awesome about Bobby thanking you on a post, how cool is that! That is a wonderful Valentine's Day gift to you.

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PINKEUROGIRL 2/15/2013 1:18AM

    Not a fan of valentine's either.Hope it all gets better for you

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