CATHY1970-1's SparkPeople Blog CATHY1970-1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sick K, so I have been sick for a few days now. It started off as a tickle in my throat, then my throat was sore but I felt fine otherwise. Now my throat is sore, I can't talk and I have a cough. Do I just stick with the over the counter remedies or should I see a doctor??? <BR> <BR> That is not my only dilemma. Last night I got a text asking if I was available to do background acting on the set of Covert Affairs. I wanted the work sooooo bad, but in the end turned it down because while I do... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:57:30 EST Tomorrow is Monday Well, Monday again tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hate to see the weekend go but anxious to see what the week has in store for me. <BR> <BR> My fiancé goes in to work to get his 'Work Force Reduction'/Termination severance....hard to say what to call it...and then he goes to the lawyer on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> I've not been working since the beginning of March, so I have been doing some background acting on tv shows. I have been on 2 shows so far - tiring but fun and exciting work. <BR> <BR> There is ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:28:39 EST Haven't Heard Yet No news of how my audition went on Tuesday. Pretty sure that means that I have not gotten the part in the commercial. <BR> <BR> Shoot is April 15th and I'm thinking that I would probably know by now. Since we have a weekend between now and the 15th. <BR> <BR> They would probably also want to give themselves time just in case the person that they picked couldn't be available on the 15th for whatever reason. <BR> <BR> Then again I suppose you never know. Maybe they have already contacted m... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:50:09 EST I'm so Impatient I hate waiting for things. But I have to wait for things. <BR> <BR> Even when you go out to 'make things happen' you still end up waiting! <BR> <BR> My daughter who is almost 11 is trying to be an actor and has been going on auditions for over a year...secretly I had hoped that during one of these auditions that I might get 'discovered' LOL...sounds cheesy I know, but really you know, sometimes being at the right place at the right time is key. So I deciding that in this case that the whol... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:21:19 EST Wish Me Luck I have my first audition today...not sure what it is for. Don't know product or whether it is for film, print or commercial. <BR> <BR> All I know is where to go and what to wear. <BR> <BR> It's going to be an interesting day :) <BR> <BR> On the down side my fiancé got his notice at work yesterday. He is employed by them for the next 3 weeks and then he is gone. He has been with the company for 19 years. Not good. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:26:51 EST Waiting Yup, always waiting for something. <BR> <BR> So my fiancé who I am always complaining about how he works from home too much and I never seem to get enough time alone in the house because of this...who always complains when other people he works with pull the same stuff as he does and work from home on nights he feels they should be in is working from home again tonight. <BR> <BR> He worked from home last night too. In fact he rarely goes in to work when he works. <BR> <BR> Tonight he got ... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 23:29:39 EST Maybe Next Week Looks like no background acting work this week. I would think that if there was something for me that I would know by now. I don't think they film on weekends. <BR> <BR> I did get my first pay cheque today - from the first show I was on as a background actor. Still waiting on the 2nd, but that will come in another week. <BR> <BR> I suggested myself for 2 commercials today...highly unlikely that I get the audition...both are for tomorrow and since they are advertised on Facebook I would i... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 23:16:23 EST Long Day Yesterday I had my second job as and extra (background actor) on a TV show. <BR> <BR> It's a new detective show - this was the pilot episode. It is based in Philadelphia. So it was kind of odd to me that it was filmed in Canada - but I know nothing about this business - so that could be completely normal! <BR> <BR> It was a very long day. Call time for me was 9:30 and it takes an hour from my house to get there in normal traffic but since I would be travelling during rush hour that mean l... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:22:31 EST 3 months in OK. It is now coming on the end of 3 months into the new year - 2014. <BR> <BR> I am still where I was weight wise at the beginning of the year. <BR> <BR> I really need to start taking control and getting rid of these extra pounds. <BR> <BR> I have a wedding to go to at the end of May and I have not even looked at dresses because I don't want to buy one that fits me now...I want to buy one that fits me at the wedding and I don't want to be this heavy when I go. <BR> <BR> Not that much ti... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:24:43 EST My Spark Streak Disappeared - WHY? (Yes, I logged in yesterday) I don't know how many times this happens to me where my spark streak disappears on me. <BR> <BR> Yesterday when I logged on my spark streak was in the 70s. When I logged on this morning my spark streak was at ZERO. <BR> <BR> My understanding of the spark streak is that every day that you log in (in a row) you get one point on your spark streak, if you forget a day, it goes back to zero. So you log in for 3 days in a row and you have a streak of 3 points, 5 days in row you have a streak o... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:47:06 EST Audition for Kayla After a dry spell for auditions for Kayla...3 months...she has an audition for a toy commercial on Tuesday. I just wish that when they told us about the audition that they could be a little more specific than it is a toy what toy? Is it a board game? Electronic game? Physical game? Seriously, if she has no lines to memorize then it is going to be improv and it would help out considerable to know the toy that she will be working with before she goes in...especially if it is... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:41:30 EST What's Next? I got to be an extra on a TV show on my Birthday - March 19th. It was fun and I got paid for 8 hours work even though we were done in just over 3 hours! <BR> <BR> It was a first for me and I am hoping to get to do more of the same soon. Especially since I got laid off from my Law Clerk job at the beginning of the month. It would be nice to get some money coming in without having to go out and get a full time job since this lay-off is supposed to be temporary. <BR> <BR> So here's to hopin... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:02:02 EST Extra Work Well, I managed to get some work yesterday as an extra on a TV show. I was totally excited to do it and it was lots of fun. <BR> <BR> The people, production crew, actors and other background actors were very friendly...with the exception of one background actor that seemed to have a big chip on his shoulder...he had one of those sticks that you suck in that are supposed to be instead of smoking, so maybe that was it - he was trying to quit smoking - but everything seemed to be a big deal for... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:26:19 EST Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday to ME!! <BR> <BR> I'm 44 today and I am up way too early in the morning. <BR> <BR> I'm going be an extra on a TV show today so that's my excitement for the day. <BR> <BR> I just hope this freezing rain we are supposed to get this morning holds off until I get where I need to be. <BR> <BR> Wish ne luck :) Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:59:10 EST Hmmm...that was a Fail I was supposed to be good with my food yesterday and actually do some exercise. <BR> <BR> I got out to grocery shop, so that meant I was actually moving, so that was good. What was bad thought was that near the end of the shopping trip I picked up a large bag of cheese balls (like cheesies but ball shape) - I ate the whole bag. That was bad. <BR> <BR> But I couldn't just leave it at that. I ate bacon wrapped shrimp. The shrimp was good but the bacon, as good as it tasted, was bad. <BR> ... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:12:43 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day Here is a painting that I sold in 2007 <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:23:59 EST Time for Something New Well, it is almost 3 months into the bikini club challenge and I have only managed to lose 5 of the 20plus pounds that I want to lose. <BR> <BR> We have just over a month left and I want to at least look like I have made some headway. <BR> <BR> Time for a change. <BR> <BR> Starting tomorrow I am going to try to switch it up a bit. Hopefully my fiancé actually leaves the house to go to work tomorrow because my new plan includes a bit of exercise and I don't like anyone in the house when I ... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:02:21 EST Interesting Fortune with My Meal This was my fortune with my Chinese food last night. <BR> <BR> I'm not quite sure how to take it. I suppose any job now would be a promotion as I just god laid off.... <BR> <BR> Guess I just wait and see what happens. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:30:20 EST Please Send Positive Vibes I was laid off last week from my part-time job as a law clerk. <BR> <BR> It is supposed to be temporary and my boss has 13 weeks to hire me back or he has to pay me severance. Kinda crappy that I don't get that severance now to carry me through those 13 weeks so if money runs out my only alternative is to get another job. <BR> <BR> I don't want another job. This one was perfect as far as hours, flexibility and pay goes. so if I want to still have that I need to hold out until they call m... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 12:36:48 EST Time To Re-evaluate There comes a time (or times) in everyone's life when you have to stop and re-evaluate things. <BR> <BR> I got laid off yesterday. It is supposed to be temporary, so now I have to figure out what to do. <BR> <BR> Do I wait patiently for my boss to call me back to work? <BR> Do I look for another job? <BR> <BR> I have been told that if after 13 weeks he has not called me back that I am entitled to severance (4 weeks). 13 weeks is quite a while...basically 3 months. This is March, that ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:13:10 EST Number 5 GONE Ok, so here is a little piece from my blog on March 1st - Regarding my Birthday Month Wishes: <BR> <BR> So here's to hoping that some of the magic may come back this month. My birthday wishes are things that I have no control over. <BR> <BR> 1. That I get an audition this month for a commercial, tv show, or film. <BR> 2. That I get a part in a commercial, tv show or film. <BR> 3. that my daughter gets the same as number 2 and 3 above. <BR> 4. that my daughter gets a call back for Mi... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 14:47:42 EST KFC Twice In One Week Ok, so KFC twice in one week was not wise and I suppose I could have avoided it, but I did not and now I have to live with it. <BR> <BR> We picked up KFC for dinner one night last week, since I am dieting, this was going to be a treat and I was so looking forward to it. Unfortunately the chicken did not meet my expectations. The skin was chewy and bland. The chicken itself was crispy dry and yellowish. My first bite I said this does not taste right. The kids agreed. <BR> <BR> We contin... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 11:33:25 EST Birthday Month WOOHOO.... March is my Birthday Month! <BR> <BR> No, it's not a big deal. I'm just thinking out loud. Some people celebrate their birthday just on the day...some celebrate their birthday weekend, some celebrate their birthday week, so why not their birthday MONTH??? <BR> <BR> I was born March 19th, 1970....yup, that's 44 years ago. I will be 44 this year. This is the last year that I can select the age group 35-44 when I fill out the Petro-Canada Survey Form. <BR> <BR> I remember as a... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 09:31:25 EST Waiting Always waiting for something... <BR> <BR> I try to make things happen but seems that I may not be looking in the right places, or be at the right place at the right time. <BR> <BR> With impending layoffs at work I am looking to jump start my acting career...LOL...I have no acting career or experience, just a hunch that I might be good at it without the same hang-ups I had as a kids. <BR> <BR> As a kid I was shy, I still am kinda, but I have figured out ways around it so that others may n... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:01:01 EST Mini Pop Kids My daughter auditioned for Mini Pop Kids yesterday. <BR> <BR> It was an open audition call so basically a cattle call and everyone with a child seemed to be there! Out of the 3 kids I have between the aged of 9-15 only on wanted to audition - no surprise there. Kayla is the one that wants to be an actor! <BR> <BR> We had to pre-register to be guaranteed an audition - which I did for Kayla at the beginning of February - but the day of was still first come first serve, so when we got there at... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:52:32 EST Slowly Well I am slowly making progress. I had gone up to 153.2 over the weekend (from 149) and now I am down 1.4 lbs...putting me at 151.8. Still 2.8 lbs more than what I was before last weekend. <BR> <BR> How come you can gain 4.2 lbs in one little weekend (this one was 3 days but still) and it does not seem possible to take that same amount off in the same amount of time. <BR> <BR> I gained 4.2 lbs in 3 days and now 3 days later I have only managed to lose 1.4 lbs of the 4.2...arghhhhh! <BR>... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:21:53 EST Back up Again Ok. so I make bad choices. <BR> <BR> Movie theatre popcorn is not a good choice for me because I have to get the large bag, and I get real butter, in the middle and on top, and I eat the whole bag. I did that twice this past weekend. <BR> <BR> I also ate a whole bag of those Hershey Eggies - not the small bag - the biggest bag that you can get. <BR> <BR> Bad choices. My weight jumped for 149.6 to 153.2 in a matter of days. <BR> <BR> Now I am struggling to try to get back to where I w... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:34:37 EST Maybe Today? Well this is the start of the 4th week since the photo shoot....I was told the disc would arrive via snail mail in 3-4 weeks. Maybe it will show up today and I can finally see the rest of the photos. <BR> <BR> Maybe today I will get a 'suggested for' email from the agent for not just Kayla but for me too. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Maybe today I will be able to stick to my diet. I have gained 3 pounds over the weekend...ate 2 large ... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:06:09 EST Hehehehe.... LOL...after venting yesterday about not hearing anything from the agent I got 3 'suggested for' emails for my daughter....she was suggested for a student film, and 2 commercials...unfortunately I had seen all 3 posted on the web site that Kayla is on- at her agents knew already that she was not going to get an audition...because the audition dates posted on the web site are either today, tomorrow or passed already... <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong, there is still a slight chance s... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:37:40 EST OK I'm Ready OK 2014 - let me have it. <BR> <BR> My hours have been cut at work....this is supposed to be a temporary thing but I am not seeing any improvement in the work-load so far - though I suppose it is still early. <BR> <BR> I am trying to follow the philosophy of 'make it happen' and bring some extra cash into the picture. I know that there is the old proverb ' good things come to those who wait' but really I could wait all year and do nothing and nothing could happen so I have decided that I ne... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:57:22 EST More Waiting Hmmmm....seems that there is way more waiting for things when you are trying to get into acting. <BR> <BR> I spoke to an agent in December, then arranged head shots in January 19th- which I am still waiting for (other than a couple the agent was sent- the rest are to come to me directly via snail mail). I was told 3-4 weeks for these, so I guess it has been 3 1/2 weeks so they are allowed another few days! LOL. <BR> <BR> So I was set up on a web site for casting directors to see...that was ... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:05:29 EST Finally Finally got those few pictures I have been waiting for. <BR> <BR> I was worried more about my face and hair...didn't think about the outfit much. <BR> <BR> I think there is some airbrushing, but I think the face and hair looks great in the first shot. The business casual look. What I don't like is that my shirt is all bunched at the top (they gave me a second of this outfit and it was the same with the shirt) I am told that if we get the disk with all photos shot that day and they all ha... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 13:50:40 EST Snow Well, seems I picked the perfect day to take off this week. Everyone is complaining about how long their commutes in to work are today and I am at home nice and cozy doing laundry! <BR> <BR> LOL...yup laundry, never ends but rather be doing laundry than stuck in a car in stop and go traffic because of the snow! <BR> <BR> Hopefully the roads will be clear at 11:30 when I go to the dentist...which is only down the street so hopefully it does not take me longer than 5 minutes to get there <... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 09:27:22 EST No Pictures Yet Really not sure why I don't have the pictures yet.... <BR> <BR> Am I reading too much into this? <BR> <BR> It's been over 2 weeks since the photos were taken.... I thought I was told the agent would get a couple the following Tuesday....tried to get an answer as to where they were without coming right out with it that first week. <BR> <BR> Finally get an answer last Thursday saying not in town and would be done when got back Monday....which was yesterday....nothing yesterday so email sent ... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:05:38 EST Still no Pictures... Well, photo shoot was January 19th, was told by the agent that she would receive a couple of photos from the photographer by the Tuesday after the shoot....which she was supposed to then post to a website and forward to me in case I needed to bring a headshot to an audition. <BR> <BR> I waited until the Tuesday - Jan 21st - no photos - then Wed, 22nd, no photos. So I thought, OK, maybe she's busy and it slipped her mind to send then to me, so I thought I would prompt her with an email...I d... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:39:56 EST No Pictures Yet My agent was supposed to send me a couple of photos today from the photo shoot on Sunday. I am anxious to see how they turned out...even though it will only be a couple instead of them all because I have never done a photo shoot and am unsure about the clothing they had me wear, they way they did my make-up and hair. <BR> <BR> Hopefully she will send them to me tomorrow and hopefully they look great and I am worried about nothing. They should know what they are doing, they have done this ... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:26:27 EST Photo Shoot Yesterday So I went for my photo shoot yesterday, bringing my selection of daughter and myself. <BR> <BR> Arrived on time all excited and ready to go. <BR> <BR> I can't wait to see the photos - we should have one or two by tomorrow by email and the rest 3-4 weeks from now via disc in the mail. <BR> <BR> I am nervous about my photos for a few reasons: <BR> <BR> 1. the second outfit they chose for me is not my favorite. <BR> 2. I am worried about how many lines may be on my face when I... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:53:58 EST Any Dream Interpreters on Spark? I had a dream last night...I really only seem to remember the weird ones. <BR> <BR> I sell a lot of stuff on kijiji and local buy and sell sites. <BR> <BR> In this dream there was a man coming to my house to buy something from me off of kijiji. I don't remember what the item was that he was purchasing...not sure it was mentioned in the dream. <BR> <BR> When the man showed up my 3 kids and I were all in the front hallway dressed in coats and boots because we were on our way out the door to... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:11:37 EST Photo Shoot Sunday I'm feeling a little nervous, a little anxious and a little excited about my impending photo shoot on Sunday. <BR> <BR> My 10 year old daughter has been trying to get into acting and has had an agent for the last year. Starting into her second year now I have asked her agent of she would represent me as well. I see all the time when Kayla is suggested for things other parts that they are casting and keep seeing parts for 'Mom' parts for women 20-40, 30 - 50, etc. and think, hey I could do ... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:06:41 EST WooHoo - 149.6 WooHoo!!!!! <BR> <BR> 149.6 today....finally broke into the 140s <em>224</em> Been hanging out in the 150s for the longest time now so I am happy to see that 149 flash across the scale. <BR> <BR> Guess the trick now is to keep it there in the 140 and not go back to the 150s. <BR> <BR> Now to work towards the 130s <em>334</em> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:58:29 EST Tomorrow Could be the Day I have been sitting just over 150 for the last few months...up to one 154, down to 152.6...up to 155...down to 151 and up again.... <BR> <BR> Today I was at 150.0. tomorrow could be the day that I make it down into the 140's. <BR> <BR> Woohoo Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:40:47 EST Video Games vs. Dishes My fiance works from home a fair bit. He works 12 hour shifts....which I know is not easy but I find myself frustrated to no end that when he is working from home that he can't find the time to lift a finger to help with any of the household chores. But he can stop for 4 hours and play video games. <BR> <BR> Today I came home from work and I did the dishes in the sink that included 2 frying pans from when I made bacon and eggs for the family for dinner on Wednesday night...yes, it is Monday... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:45:58 EST Made a Profit Well I actually made a profit at the craft show that I did on Saturday...not bad considering I only sold one painting and a couple of pieces of Banana Bread. <BR> <BR> Painting - $50 <BR> Banana Bread - $2 <BR> <BR> Cost for show $15 <BR> Estimate materials $20 <BR> <BR> So in the end I made $17 <BR> <BR> Yes, I realize that $17 is not a lot of money, but I didn't lose money and I was able to get some networking done and had a couple of people approach me regarding consignment work, so in... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:23:00 EST Getting Closer This morning I was 150.6....maybe this time I will be able to break that 150 mark and get into the 140s. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:00:04 EST Make Things Happen Well, I am trying to make things happen this year. <BR> <BR> I started a new bikini club with 16 other women - we each put $20 into the pot and when it is all over the person that has lost the most weight gets the pot...ok not quite the pot but 75%...15% to 2nd place and 10% to 3rd - hopefully I can stay on tract and come in the top 3 or at the very least lose the 20lbs that I want to lose. <BR> <BR> I signed up with my daughter's talent agent so that I can audition for commercials, TV show... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 13:44:14 EST At 151.8 Today Ok...getting closer to that 150lbs. mark again. I wonder if this will be the week that I will finally manage to get below that mark. <BR> <BR> It has been a long time since I have seen the 140s on my scale and I would like to see them soon. <BR> <BR> Guess I should go out to the grocery store and stock up on fresh fruit and veggies to help me get below the 150lbs. mark. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 11:35:43 EST Damn It I had the whole day planned. Just an appointment with my son's school first thing in the morning and then the whole day to myself but when I got up this morning my fiancé was still at home. <BR> <BR> He got up at 4am to go ice fishing, so when I got up at 7, showered and came downstairs, I thought he was gone. <BR> <BR> I turned the kettle on, made lunches for the kids, walked over to my computer and saw his boots, thought that's odd that he didn't wear his boots, then I saw his fishing ba... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:49:16 EST Waiting Back to the waiting game. <BR> <BR> I have decided that since I have to be with my daughter when she goes on auditions (for tv etc.) and bookings if she gets any that perhaps I should get in on it too. They are always looking for 'mom's', so why not go in as a mother daughter team so to speak :) <BR> <BR> I know that the business shuts down over the holidays but now that it is January and everyone is getting back to work I wonder how long it might be until we get an audition. Last year Ka... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:10:02 EST Under 150 Why can't I seem to get under 150lbs? <BR> <BR> I was at 151 last week and thought that for sure I would be down below 150 by now and I am 153.2...WTF??? <BR> <BR> Where is my willpower? Fri, 3 Jan 2014 08:22:48 EST Happy New Year Happy New Year. <BR> <BR> Here is a shot of me and one of our Great Danes - Jade <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 16:08:39 EST