DEEKELLYE's SparkPeople Blog DEEKELLYE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Out of Shape <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So yesterday I was reading my emails while waiting for Elijah to get ready for school and I got an email from the gym saying it officially opened at 9am. Which means I couldn't go as early as I wanted to yesterday. It also meant that I had to wait until after class to go. Well poop. So I did class and then as soon as class was over my son's dad called me and we had our 15 minute phone call a... Thu, 5 May 2016 12:28:43 EST So Excited <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sunday I see on Facebook a post from the gym that we could go in yesterday afternoon and get our membership cards. I ask when's the earliest. I was going to go as early as possible but they weren't doing it until 3. By the time we got home from picking Elijah up from school it was fixing to storm. So about 5:30 we go. I stopped at Roses real quick to return a radio. It wasn't what I expected... Tue, 3 May 2016 08:56:05 EST Chocolate Cake <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The other night I went to Food Lion on my way home from work to get some frozen fruit for my water. I picked up some frozen strawberries, peaches, pineapples and mangoes. I saw some chocolate muffins and wanted one but they are only sold in a 4 pack. So I went over to the bakery to look and see what they have. They have single servings there. I found a piece of chocolate cake and I got it. I... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:20:58 EST More Added <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have two main goals for this year. One is to pay off my credit cards, pay mom back for the stuff from the move and get a car. Two of the three goals got done. Paying off my credit cards and paying mom back have been done. Next goal is to get a car. I want a car by the end of August. Mom put $300 down towards my new computer so I had to pay her back for that. I got a check in the mail last ... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:03:07 EST Feeling Blessed <img src=""> <BR> <BR> With as frustrated as I have been lately I am still blessed. I finally got my w2s back and filed my income taxes. I got a little more back than the last few years because I started school in October. I might get more back next round because I'll be in school longer. I got my federal back and booked a trip to Baton Rouge for me and Elijah. We had fun and got to see some friends and go to chur... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 18:53:51 EST Mini Vacation <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I filed my income taxes. I have enough money to pay off my credits, my mom, go on vacation and possibly get a car. I need to make a few phone calls and write at least one check. I gave mom a check for what I owe her. I booked a mini vacation for me and Elijah. We are going to Baton Rouge. Leaving Friday morning. Plane takes off about 7am and lands in Baton Rouge about 11:42 with one stop and... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 10:08:39 EST Functional Anatomy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My next class is called functional anatomy. It looks like it would be a lot more interesting than the body systems anatomy class I just finished up. I got a 72% in that class. Could I have done better? Yes. But I will take a 72%. I hated the class but I liked the teacher. Functional anatomy is dealing with the muscles and maybe some bones. I can handle that but not the different systems like... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 16:17:25 EST Happy Dance <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am seriously doing a happy dance. There's an empty building by Roses that's by the house. Well me and Elijah went to Roses and Ollie's today and on our way to Roses there was a sign above the empty building. Guess what the sign said? Workout Anytime coming soon. Guess who has a membership already! ME! I get to start exercising again. I'm so totally excited about it. I have missed going to ... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:39:44 EST Christmas <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Other than work and sleep my Christmas was good. I got some nice things for Christmas. My favorite things are the bike, my headphones and my Ninja blender. My sister has a Ninja blender that I would use to make smoothies. I gotta put air in the front tire of the bike and raise the handle bars. I'll be taking my bike to and from work when it's fixed. I'm thinking that I'm going to bike around... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:35:15 EST Direct Deposit <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is the first Waffle House that I have worked at where having direct deposit was the best option. We get paid in cash every Sunday. It's great. You don't have to worry about losing your check or waiting to get it cashed. The first Waffle House I had a car so getting my paycheck was no big deal. The second Waffle House I always worked on Saturday nights until 7am on Sunday morning. Someti... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:43:50 EST Deep Freezer <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I know it's nothing exciting but to us it is. We finally have a deep freezer. When we lived in PA we had 2 refrigerators that had freezers as well as a deep freezer. We had the space for everything. We had space for food. Then we moved to Louisiana. We had 1 refrigerator with a freezer. It was way small than what we were used to. Each month we struggled when we went grocery shopping. Always ... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:28:57 EST Switched <img src=""> <BR> <BR> At some point in the last week one of the servers I worked with asked me if I would work her shift today and she would work mine. Her shift for today was 7am-2pm. My shift for today was 7pm-5am. Hers was a slightly better shift than mine. Unfortunately I was on the schedule for 9pm-5am last night. Turned into a double for me. I clocked out at a little after 5am and attempted a nap. Naps at w... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 00:11:24 EST It's Been a While <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tuesday and yesterday we went grocery shopping. It is much easier to do the grocery shopping, or any shopping for that matter, when Elijah is at school. I got some healthy food like salad mix at Sam's Club and spinach and argula mix at Walmart. Monday we mom wanted me to go with her to take the trash to the dump and she needed to go to Walmart. I asked her if we could stop at GNC and she was... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:34:35 EST It's Been Slow <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Work has been slow. I am getting the hours and my paychecks are nice. I have not been making the tips that I've been used to making. The manager has been scheduling 3 people for second and third shifts when most of the time 1 person can handle the entire shift. I started bringing a book to read. We spend more time waiting for customers than actually waiting on customers. My biological father... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 21:32:26 EST Done With Training Class <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am so glad that I am done with training class. My manager was shocked that I had to stay as long as I did and for both days. At least I will have 13.5 hours on my paycheck on Sunday. My sister is driving down tomorrow and staying a couple of days. She's leaving Sunday morning. I go in today at 8 at my store. My poor mug got left at the store I had the training class yesterday. I might be g... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 06:00:36 EST Rehired Again <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I got rehired at Waffle House again for the the third time. Each time I've applied has been different. The first time I walked in, filled out the application, waited for the owner to finish cooking, talked to him and walked out in about 30 minutes with a job. The second time I went in and got the mini application and called the number and took that back in and waited a few weeks for an inter... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:57:35 EST Monstober <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Completely borrowed the title from Disney Channel. Yes I am 30 and I willingly watch Disney Channel. There are some pretty good shows like Girl Meets World on. Yesterday I printed out October's calendar from Blogilates. I was planning on doing the exercises but then mom decided to go to Roses and return the lamp that's not bright enough for her and then we stopped at Ollie's so I could show ... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 07:44:59 EST Upcoming Birthday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am turning 30 on Sunday. I am leaving my 20s and entering my 30s. I have accomplished a lot and have learned a lot over the last 29 years. I have been discovering who I am and what I want out of life. Am I done learning and accomplishing and figuring things out? No I'm not. That'll happen when I am no longer living. Has life gone according to plan? Not at all. I had imagined that by now I ... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:07:05 EST iPod <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Shortly after I got a job at Waffle House I got myself an iPod nano. I put my favorite songs on it and I had bought some new ones on my phone. So I plugged my phone into the computer and then I plugged my iPod into the computer. Got the songs off my phone and onto my computer and I synced my iPod to include the new songs. I unplug everything and my iPod wouldn't stay on. So last night mom ha... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:36:09 EST Bringing Back an Old Habit <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When I first joined Spark People in December 2012 the app was like $3.99 or $2.99 or something like that and I didn't have the money for it. So I did without. One day I log in and I see that the app is now free. So I jumped on the opportunity to get it. I started tracking my food everyday since I was able to scan the barcode. Then it got to the point where I was obsessing over the numbers an... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:13:08 EST College Bound <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So we moved and I am 99% unpacked in my room. Just gotta hang up my pictures and do some minor cleaning. I might take everything out of my closet and figure out something else to do with it. Before we moved to Louisiana I had a decent size closet. I was able to fit stuff above and below the hanger rod. In Louisiana I had a walk in closet. Hanger rods on both sides. Enough space to put boxes ... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:19:42 EST Body Shaming <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the better part of my teens and 20s I had my parents call me fat. They at one point took me to a therapist because I had lost too much weight and was too skinny. At that point I was barely eating simply because my appetite changed when the weather changed. Like if it was hot one day and cold the next I wasn't hungry. So I didn't eat. Then when I was about 18 I started dating this guy fro... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:27:17 EST Moving Chaos <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thursday the 27th of August the moving truck comes and loads up the truck in Baton Rouge. I had put some things in the drawers of the dressers for several reasons. One mom said we could have stuff in the drawers. Two I was running out of boxes and didn't have a car to go get some. Three I was tired of packing by the time mom told me this a few days earlier. I had put my books in my dresser d... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 07:42:32 EST It's Quiet Chaos <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A lot has happened recently. Mom and Elijah moved at the end of last month. It's been quiet since then. I've had some disappointments. Like for starters I haven't put in for a transfer because mom just signed the lease to the house yesterday after a full month of being gone. The house is a little over 5 miles away from the Waffle House that I wanted to transfer to and that one in particular ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:06:17 EST Mountains of Change <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I work as a server at Waffle House. I get a boat load of change on a regular basis. I've already wrapped some change in like March or April and it's time to do it again. This time around I have enough to fill up two nice size piggy banks. On Wednesday I sat there for about 2 hours emptying ... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:10:55 EST Morning Workouts and Naps <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Monday night I went in a couple hours early to help Edwin out. Tuesday I worked 5-9 to help Edwin out. Reason being for the extra hours was because the girl who was working on Monday and was supposed to work on Tuesday ate a steak and then walked out without saying anything to anybody and without paying for the steak. They take out a certain amount of money out of our paychecks every week to... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:11:59 EST Blank Stare <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is a review from a customer back in March. I looked at my calendar book and that was the week I worked a lot of hours. I worked Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday third shift (9-7). Sunday I work first shift (7-2) after being there all night Saturday. Then I worked Monday first shift and Tuesday third shift. Not to mention the shifts I worked before Wednesday and after Tuesday. I ... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 18:53:55 EST Joys of Night Shift <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I've been working the night shift since I got off training in December. It's getting to the point on my nights off if I'm not up until 2am I am up at 2 am. My days off this week are Sunday, Monday and tonight. Sunday I stayed up long enough after I got done work to shower, get ready for church, Sunday school and church. Then I came home and got a quick bite to eat and changed my clothes and ... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:30:15 EST Work Dreams <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Since I've started working at Waffle House I've had at least 5 or more dreams about me working at Waffle House. Most of them usually have the guy I've been seeing. There was only one or two where he wasn't in the dream. I did have a dream about the unit manager and his cousin. I think it may be a sign that I've been spending entirely way to much time at this particular Waffle House. I've nev... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:18:35 EST It's been Crazy Lately <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wednesday my coworker Jackie calls me and tells me she might need me to work for her because she has to go to court. I was like alright. So a few hours later she calls back and says that she's not going in. I talk to Violet and Demi and tell them both I am filling in for Jackie. So instead of having 5 days, 50+ hours by the time I clocked out this morning I have 6 days, 60+ hours for the wee... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:57:59 EST Got Done Early <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sharon is back to work. After being off for a week and a half she didn't want to go home at 2 so she asked Edwin if she could switch with somebody else and she noticed that since she started working that I've never left early so I was the first one she asked. If I can leave early I am going to take it and run and boy did I run out of there at a little after 2. Some of my friends came in with... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 16:13:16 EST Craziness <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's been a while since I have blogged. Not much has changed. I had a 50 hour week last week and this week I started off with 50 hours and then got bumped to 60 hours and then dropped down to 50 hours again. Thursday Sharon went home early because she wasn't feeling good and didn't work Friday or Saturday nights and a misunderstanding happened. Edwin took her off the schedule which is how I ... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 18:02:10 EST Like a Rock <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last night was kinda a long night. I was off Friday night so I went to sleep and Elijah had me up before 7am Saturday morning. I had a quick pit stop after work this morning and was home a little after 8. Working at night is tough but working at night after being up all day is even tougher. I slept like a rock today. Woke up once between like 8:15 when I went to sleep and 4pm when Elijah got... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 19:44:45 EST Perfect Timing Challenge <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I've done a few challenges to attempt to lose 5% of my body weight. I've never actually lost the pounds that my 5% equals to. It's usually 10 or 11 pounds over 8 weeks. Pretty simple but life sometimes shows up. I get on Sparkpeople recently and check my mail and there's an invite to join the 2015 summer challenge. I skipped the last one because I wasn't able to focus because of work and I w... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 15:11:18 EST June Goal Step Challenge <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I got the new spark people activity tracker whenever I got my debit card. Best part of it is I waited so long to get it that it was half off. Couldn't be happier about the price or having the tracker itself. When I wasn't at work I hooked it up to my bra unless I went to the fitness center, then it went on the shoe. At work it went on the top of my pants. I noticed that it didn't track that ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:38:48 EST Quiet Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I stepped on the scale this morning after I woke up and I'm down to 212 again. I was up to 217. I'm happy that the scale is going down again. I was going to go to the fitness center after I woke up yesterday but then I overslept. I was off last night and I didn't want to sleep past 1. I had my alarm set for 12:30 so I could get up. I ended up shutting it off and falling back asleep. I slept ... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:41:12 EST Quote poem thingee <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In one of my daily emails I get on sparkpeople from a group I joined at some point includes quotes. This one is a little to long for a status update. I really like it and thought I would share it. <BR> <BR> "When things go wrong as they sometimes will, <BR> When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, <BR> When the funds are low and the debts are high, <BR> And you want to smile but you ... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:53:15 EST Homemade Birthday Presents <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mom's birthday is on Sunday. Elijah and I are making her birthday presents. Elijah is doing hand prints and foot prints. We went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and got the canvas and the paint. I got her a wooden cross that you can decorate yourself. I was going to put her favorite Bible verse but I didn't have a paintbrush small enough so I put love, faith, hope and believe on it. My sister said ... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:00:55 EST Not Happy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I was able to give Sharon my shift on Tuesday night. At first I thought I wasn't going to be able to because Edwin was having a bit of a minor fit. I spent all of my shift Sunday night debating on whether to just work my shift or to give it to Sharon. Monday morning Sharon talked to Edwin again and he agreed to let her work for me. Before we left Monday I asked Edwin to text me when I worked... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:44:05 EST Off Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When Jason and I saw the new schedule he wasn't happy that he had 4 days. Since I had 5 days I was going to give him my fifth dad if Derrick was cool with serving instead of cooking. Edwin and Derrick didn't like that idea because of overtime. I was just going to work tonight. Sharon asked me Sunday if she could have my shift tonight and I was like talk to Edwin. I told Edwin that Sharon wan... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:01:26 EST Not Feeling It <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's also cold at work. Not sure what the problem with the AC unit. What they need to do is close shop for like 2 weeks and fix everything that is wrong in the store. I wouldn't mind a 2 week vacation. Get some sleep and go to the fitness center and relax and get some crocheting and reading done. Go somewhere on the weekends. Go to church. All that fun stuff. We have 2 coffee makers and one ... Sat, 30 May 2015 17:36:30 EST Monday Morning <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I was going to get up at 6 or 6:30 this morning to start cleaning my room before Elijah got up but I rolled back over until almost 7:30. I got up and did my usual morning routine with the coffee and bathroom. Then I went into my room and got my bed made and changed my light bulbs in my ceiling fan. The one socket doesn't work so I took it out and put the old one back in. Not entirely sure wh... Mon, 25 May 2015 10:32:56 EST Saturday Night <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This weekend is the Bayou Fest, women's basketball game and a concert of some sort. We did over $2100 last night from 9-7. It didn't really feel like we were that busy. Derrick ended up being a little late last night. They hired Ashley back. She didn't do much last night. Her and Derrick ended up going to sleep last night. It's cool to sleep during the week but not on a Friday or Saturday ni... Sat, 23 May 2015 18:11:05 EST Slightly Upset img=10321] <BR> <BR> I have been watching 19 Kids and Counting pretty much since the first show aired and I watch their friends show Growing Up Bates and then I see every where on Facebook that the oldest boy Josh wasn't so well behaved. I'm a little shocked but I realize that no single family is perfect. What Josh did was wrong but it happens. I saw today that they pulled the show from the air. Not sure if they are going to run the new season or not. If they do I will continue to watch the ... Fri, 22 May 2015 20:28:29 EST Attempt <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I am attempting to get out of work tonight. A couple of reasons why. One the girl who wants to switch with me didn't work the last 2 days because something came up. Two is I am tired and I don't feel like going to work tonight. Three is Elijah's last day of school is tomorrow and I want a few hours to myself without having to sleep the entire time he is in school and I don't know when I w... Wed, 20 May 2015 16:49:53 EST Upgrade <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I finally got an upgrade on my phone. I went from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5s or 5c or something. Got more storage like I wanted and I still have iTunes. I can add more songs to my playlist and get a few more apps on my phone and take some more pictures without having to worry about deleting any. Best part is I only paid a penny for the phone at Target. Best Buy wanted $99.99 for the same ... Sat, 16 May 2015 19:41:05 EST Working <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Payday is on Sundays either before our shift starts or after it starts. Every once in a while the manager will pay us on Saturday. Which is fine by me especially on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings. If they give us the paycheck on Saturday night then we can clock out and roll out and not have to wait for the paychecks. I hate waiting on my paycheck. I've sometimes had to wait like 45 minutes to an hour after t... Mon, 11 May 2015 14:31:49 EST Last Night <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last night went better than expected even tho two servers left at 7 and the other left at 6:30. I was surprised to be clocked out at 7:30. One of the first shift servers came out and started taking orders without me asking. I was surprised that she came out and started taking orders. It's all cool tho because I got to clean off my tables and wash the dishes and then finish up my ticket book and leave. Last year we... Sat, 9 May 2015 18:09:24 EST Two More Nights <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sharon and I were texting this evening. It turns out she was supposed to be at work at 5 and she didn't know it. We both thought only Derrick worked til 2 but she's also working til 2. That leaves me and Marcia working after that. Marcia is probably going to be leaving at 6:30 and quit taking tables like she always does. For once I would love to get done early like I used to do. I am tired of staying until after 7... Fri, 8 May 2015 19:34:41 EST Not Feeling It <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I decided to text my manager back and let her know that I would make the switch and work last night and be off tonight but she said never mind and that the shift was taken care of so I was off last night and I work tonight and off tomorrow night. I work Wednesday thru Saturday. Off on Sunday, work Monday and off on Tuesday. Little better schedule than this schedule. I would still like to have 2 days off in a row. ... Mon, 4 May 2015 14:36:28 EST