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Friday night

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Well, wasn't that a week! Besides everything I've already blogged about, on Tuesday my department decorated up my desk for my birthday and gave me a few presents. I got a potted begonia that I'm praying I can keep alive. I have a black thumb -- plants take one look at me and curl up! One department mate is a terrific baker and she made a dark chocolate cake from a Weight Watchers recipe. She even told me it was six Points per slice! It was also freakin' delicious. Another co-worker gave me a bar of 86% dark chocolate. It breaks into eight squares, and each square is two Points. I'll have one square a day until it's gone. Thursday the boss told us there was another conference call we had to be in on. But when we dialed in, the moderator told us we weren't invited, that it was just for managers! Can you hear how heartbroken I sound?

I came home the other night to yet another note from the landlord. They're doing annual inspections in two weeks. If your smoke detector is missing the battery, it's a $5 fine. If the detector is just plain missing, it's a $30 fine. You get the idea. Well, that gives me some more incentive and plenty of time to get the place the rest of the way cleaned up.

I lost one pound this week and I'm fighting knee-jerk disappointment. I know weight varies from week to week, but it would have been so nice to lose a little more! People have asked me about goals and rewards. The only goal I have at the moment is for when I go below 350, about 56 pounds from now. I'm buying myself my very own chef coat! I'm even planning a little embellishment -- I'm going to have "Yes Chef!" embroidered above the pocket. Although I might rethink that -- as Alton Brown once said, "I've worked in enough kitchens to know what 'yes Chef' REALLY means."

I am so looking forward to a little relaxing tomorrow morning! First thing FN is rerunning a special -- Bobby's Ireland. Bobby and Ireland -- it's almost like they knew I'd be watching. Watching my honey in the home of my heart -- if I can't have the reality, at least I can have sweet dreams over hot coffee!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEDICATED2HIM 3/13/2013 10:23AM

    Better a pound lost than a pound gained!! You'll get there, keep plugging along.

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MPARKER67 3/11/2013 10:37AM

    Every pound is one pound closer to goal.

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MRS_TOAD 3/10/2013 9:07AM

    How exciting that your colleagues celebrated your birthday! Enjoy!

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WALLAHALLA 3/9/2013 11:26PM

    Glad your co-workers were so considerate with your birthday! Enjoy your weekend.

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MONETRUBY 3/9/2013 9:22PM

    That sounds like a lovely way to spend a Saturday! I'm sure you're glad the work week is over, so I hope you get some rest this weekend.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/9/2013 6:50PM

    DANG! Must have missed the FN special. Glad you got to enjoy it!

Hang in there. HUGS~!

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CAROLJEAN64 3/9/2013 5:21PM

    First and foremost.... hip, hip hurray for the loss this week and for the thoughtful co-workers and for no conference call and for Bobby and Ireland. That aside, I earned 1000 points on the extra wheel this AM and I am on my way to buy you something awesome as a late bday present.

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CHEFSOPHIE 3/9/2013 11:31AM

    Hope you are enjoying your morning. Happy belated Birthday!

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LIS193 3/9/2013 10:49AM

That cake sounds delicious and I hear you on keeping a potplant alive.. fellow black thumb here..
Congrats on losing a pound - every pound is another one down!

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    Good for you on the loss. I consider it a victory any week I don't gain. The chef coat sounds like a great reward, but why wait for 56 pounds? How about a small reward for each 10 pounds? They don't have to be big rewards, my idea of heaven is sitting in Starbucks for an hour or so reading a good book and enjoying coffee, here it costs me $1.75. Another one I like is a haircut or manicure, both under $20.00. And a belated Happy Birthday, so glad your coworkers celebrated with you, hope you got the recipe for the cake!

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BECKYSRN 3/9/2013 10:23AM

    Happy belated emoticon !
I knew it was this week, just couldn't remember the day... emoticon

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MUFFINSKI 3/9/2013 10:06AM

    Hope you had a marvelous Birthday and it sounds like you did! I've only been losing 1/2 to 1 pound per week, but you know what, it's not a race! It's a loss! Who cares how long it takes?!
You are doing awesome and I want to see pictures of you in your chef's coat, cuz you'll be wearing it in no time!

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JACKIE542 3/9/2013 9:00AM

    I do think it was very nice what your department did for you on your Birthday. emoticon My daughter and I love Bobby Flay. We are going to have to look for those shows. emoticon

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NASFKAB 3/9/2013 4:16AM

  belated emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 3/9/2013 2:52AM

    Belated Birthday wishes hun, enjoy the show!

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    That is wonderful what they did for your birthday at work. Also, pat yourself on the back for making great changes and losing some weight this week. You are doing it girl! What a great day for you tomorrow watching your cooking shows. We'll both be watching some of the same ones.

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COOKWITHME65 3/9/2013 12:58AM

    Happy belated Birthday!!!! I have seen that Bobby Flay show. Its a good one. Enjoy!

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