RACHELTEEHEE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RACHELTEEHEE RACHELTEEHEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Little, teeny-tiny, micro-update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913593 Just checking in!! Things are good. I feel like I'm progressing. My running program isn't one of complete diligence, but I'm getting in swimming and walking instead, so that's PROGRESS in my book. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone's doing well. Love you all -- keep on trucking! Tue, 5 Jun 2012 17:34:52 EST What's shakin'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4905748 Well, it's been a weird couple of weeks. I alluded to some family drama about a week or so ago, and since then I actually went on a mini-vacation with them. It was just me, my sister, and my mom and dad. <BR> <BR> It was a great trip. <BR> <BR> My sister and brothers and I want to have a big old sit down talk with our parents, but the vacation made me feel a little more at ease about airing out all of our issues. So that's good. <BR> <BR> Other updates - I've been keeping up with the Co... Thu, 31 May 2012 11:42:58 EST Quick check-in. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894829 After a weird weekend with lots of family drama and emotional exhaustion, it's somehow Wednesday already and this week is nearly over. <BR> <BR> The family drama is being addressed (and my siblings and I are going to get together with the parents to have a...meeting? intervention? kumba-ya circle?). But after discussing all of it with my therapist yesterday and exchanging a lot of really awesome emails with my brother and sister, I was WIPED THE F*CK OUT. I went to bed at 8:00 last night. N... Wed, 23 May 2012 15:29:25 EST I'm coming out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883473 Well, I just got back from a secular recovery group meeting. While I already knew what kind of addiction I deal with (compulsive overeating), this meeting left me feeling SO hopeful and SO clear-headed. <BR> <BR> I'm not here to proselytize or preach, but I've definitely found a solution -- and that's to believe in MYSELF. To have faith that I KNOW what the answer is and that I'm NO LONGER POWERLESS. <BR> <BR> For over a year, I went to OA meetings and told myself that I didn't have it in m... Wed, 16 May 2012 00:03:44 EST Question for my Sparkrunning friends. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4878490 Do any of you own a Garmin? Is it worth it? What kind do you have? <BR> <BR> I'm considering one, but I NEVER wear any kind of watch. I'm only just starting up running again, and would want something that's pretty low tech, but still informs me of mileage and pace (if that's even possible). I've heard the 305 is pretty cool, but if I can spend less, I'd be into that. <BR> <BR> Thanks, kids! Sat, 12 May 2012 16:35:49 EST Finding my passion. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4874433 This has always been something that kind of eludes me. Passion. <BR> <BR> I can throw myself into new hobbies or ideas or trends. I'll quickly realize that there's something about those things that isn't 100% me, and drop it easily. Maybe that's for the best - if it's something that's just a passing fad, I don't need to devote energy to it. <BR> <BR> But that's the thing. I don't know what to devote my energy to. I've always struggled with finding direction on my journey. Being the perfe... Wed, 9 May 2012 18:49:21 EST Totally radical. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869326 Today was all right. After walking around yesterday in the heat, I noticed that my foot and ankle were still sore. That's what I get for walking around in sandals. <BR> <BR> So I took it easy today - the most walking that I did was around Kohl's and while shopping for toilet hardware with my husband...and walking the doggies, of course. <BR> <BR> Good news, though -- I got a gift card for my birthday and went to Kohl's (as mentioned previously). I grabbed all these shirts to try on -- all... Sun, 6 May 2012 19:47:01 EST All in all, a good day. (and maybe advice?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868140 So I decided to weigh in this morning. And ... I'm up a pound and a half? Whatever. I kind of just shrugged it off, because I'm more proud of myself for getting back into some kind of a workout routine and I know that I'm eating better these days. <BR> <BR> But ... it got me wondering. <BR> <BR> So about 5 years ago, I had to have my gallbladder removed. After the surgery, I noticed something was up with my digestive system. <BR> <BR> WARNING: It gets a little graphic here. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 5 May 2012 20:51:09 EST Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866437 Today's entry is in memory of MCA from Beastie Boys. He was only 47! Rest in peace. Cancer sucks. <BR> <BR> Well, it's only my 2nd full day back on Sparkpeople again. I spent a lot of time yesterday stalk-, er, visiting friends pages and catching up on articles. It was certainly motivating, seeing where a lot of people were at and how far they've come. <BR> <BR> What it made me realize, though, is how far I'VE come, too. And I'm not talking about the weight loss. While it's awesome having ... Fri, 4 May 2012 14:02:43 EST Oh, hi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864457 Well, a LOT has changed in the last year. Things are good. Things are different. I feel a lot more ME now. I'm still on this weight-loss journey, but the last year has been more about discovering strengths, admitting my faults, and using the right tools to work through stuff. <BR> <BR> Here's what's happened thus far: <BR> <BR> - Started OA back in March 2011. Continued with OA. Still a member. I pick and choose what I need from the program -- it's taught me a lot about some of my addictio... Thu, 3 May 2012 10:04:25 EST Updates, y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4146458 OA meeting updates: <BR> <BR> I hope I don't sound like I've joined a cult or anything. Going to the meetings, I really feel like I belong there, that I'm not alone in dealing with my disorder, and that continuing my recovery through OA will be a spiritual experience. I'm so glad I decided to start going to meetings. <BR> <BR> ------------------------------------- <BR> <BR> DERBY UPDATES: <BR> <BR> I had speed practice last Saturday. It was optional and my first time to go to this new tr... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 10:38:01 EST First OA meeting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4117854 Last night I went to my first OA meeting. <BR> <BR> It was awesome. I felt like I belonged there, and came away hopeful. I also hugged a lot of people. <BR> <BR> I'm working the steps and doing things one day at a time. I think a key part of this will be developing my food plan. <BR> <BR> When I found out that I'd need to come up with some kind of plan, I was like, OF COURSE I can do that. It makes sense. <BR> <BR> But then I realized that I hadn't been planning my food at all - I've ... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:19:52 EST Catching up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4106880 Last week was crazy. The weekend was crazier. Just a quick update to check in, to let ya'll know I'm still here. <BR> <BR> I'm figuring out balance in my life right now. I think Overeaters Anonymous will be super helpful in that aspect. I spent yesterday feeling grumpy and introverted and reflective, but did make it a point to do an inventory of everything I'm feeling (step 4). That was pretty helpful. <BR> <BR> And then, this morning I got up (a little late) for a run/walk. I'm pretty su... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:16:53 EST Whoa, there. (self-talk) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4084640 So, as excited as I am to get back into good habits and to take control again, I have to also keep in mind that I'm not going to be able to hit the ground running again like I might want to. <BR> <BR> And this is okay. <BR> <BR> It's a gradual start. <BR> <BR> It's patient and loving. <BR> <BR> These are good things. <BR> <BR> No, I'm not training for a 5K right now. I'm taking pockets of free time, however, throughout the day to go on 10-15 minute walks. <BR> <BR> Or I'll take th... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:25:37 EST It counts, right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4081012 Two days of tracking food and I've done relatively well. I went over a bit on sodium yesterday - and didn't get enough protein the first day. But I stayed in calorie ranges, which is good enough for me now. <BR> <BR> So I've been consistent for two whole days! WOOOO! I celebrate the small victories. <BR> <BR> Oh, AND I've been drinking my water. <BR> <BR> And last night Dale and I went to a favorite restaurant for dinner. Luckily I had a salad for lunch yesterday and had some wiggle roo... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:29:26 EST The day after. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4078508 Well, I had derby practice last night. It was good getting back, but after a two-month hiatus, it was essentially like starting over. I just got over bronchitis, and it's been hard breathing normally. I could tell, though, that my body liked the workout. Two hours of derby drills burns quite the number of calories (I'm still trying to figure out how to track it). <BR> <BR> BUT - I'm still peeved about this...we did shoulder and hip check drills for a little while. Everyone lines up and you ... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:16:00 EST One teensy bit of news... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4076033 So, one thing that really pushed me to get healthy again and get back to Sparking? <BR> <BR> ROLLER DERBY. <BR> <BR> Yeah, I sort of started practicing with a roller derby team here in Texas. I'm still Fresh Meat, have only been to about five practices -- I don't get to assess (which is when I'd get picked for a team) for some time...but yeah. I'm doing that. <BR> <BR> Mostly because it kicks a$$ and it's hardcore and I just want to be THAT girl. So I'm doing it. More updates (and picture... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 12:15:01 EST Oh, gosh. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4075994 Well, hi! <BR> <BR> It's been awhile, eh? Too long, one might say. <BR> <BR> I'm not going try and explain the long hiatus. I've gained back a lot of the weight and I'm ready to try again. I have a lot going for me and I'd like to prove to myself that failing doesn't mean the rest of my life stops. Time to live it again. Any encouragement/advice that you guys can provide along the way are most appreciated! Tue, 8 Mar 2011 11:59:46 EST Totally famous. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3509181 Remember when my husband and I were interviewed about meeting on match.com? Well, that media group used some of the footage from our interview for a video that they did about match.com. Check it out!! <BR> <BR> Click here: <link>www.youplusdallas.com/stories/inside<BR>-matchcom </link> Fri, 6 Aug 2010 10:37:41 EST Teeny tiny. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3491656 Life lately has been about coping. Figuring out why I see things a certain way, and tweaking that perspective so that I deal with stress or anxiety in a healthier way. I'm not saying I've "fixed" any part of my personality. I'm just working on myself, from the inside out. <BR> <BR> When I set goals, I just add things to my ever-increasing "things to worry about list." My husband and I are trying to work on not adding so much. Sometimes that means that he phrases his suggestions differently,... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 14:23:36 EST Oh, hi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3482167 I've been gone for quite some time, I know. <BR> <BR> I think I needed to get away for a bit, gather my thoughts together again. Figure out what works best for me. <BR> <BR> I haven't weighed in or tracked food in forever, and I'm not sure that I will again. Not quite yet. After several therapy sessions and some research, I'm realizing that I've (DUH, RACHEL) got some real emotional eating issues. The tracking has always made me feel overwhelmed. I don't want to THINK about food so much. ... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:28:13 EST A couple updates -- and a HUGE THANK YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3179120 Big hugs to all of you who have reached out to me to see how I'm doing. I really, really appreciate it. <BR> <BR> Some updates now: <BR> 1) Won't be running in the 10 miler tomorrow. A couple weeks ago, I'd been getting back into my running and had to stop. My lower legs were screaming after a one mile run, and I knew something was up. I went to my sports therapist and he said that my right hip is weaker than my left, and that's causing a few different problems. I have symptoms of Achilles ... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:01:49 EST Checking in, briefly. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3110430 Hello, all -- I hope everyone is well!! <BR> <BR> I think I'm going to unplug and refocus. I'm not sure how long I will be "away," but I'd like to give myself a little bit of space and breathing room. <BR> <BR> I will definitely answer emails, if you care to write. It's not any kind of emergency, but I'm in need of quiet time, if that makes sense. <BR> <BR> I love you, Sparkfriends. Be back soon. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 14:03:48 EST Overtrained? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3082358 So, I got back from vacation last week and did a make-up run after "taking a break." I did six miles. I was exhausted when I finished and somewhat sore, but I definitely felt like I put in the right amount of effort. <BR> <BR> The next day, I started experiencing "icky" symptoms. Sore, scratchy throat. It could have just been being outside for so long and my allergies going nuts. <BR> <BR> Cut to today...it's probably still allergies, but I've been feeling run down and lethargic. <BR> <... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 12:27:09 EST And now, the news. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3068585 Let's see. Over the past week, I've been out of town. I visited friends in NYC (and met a Spark friend!!), tried on bridesmaid dresses, drank at every meal, tried New York style pizza, walked A LOT (by choice) and got stuck at the airport for way too long. I feel like I was at the airport all day on Tuesday. I'm still recovering!! <BR> <BR> While I was out of town, I intended to get out on a run. I think I talked myself out of it about twenty times. <BR> <BR> So when I got back into town, ... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:20:54 EST Uh, apparently I'm famous. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3042132 Just got a call from Match.com to do a radio interview (okay, it was an AM station) about our story. I can't do it because I'll be out of town, but I told her to totally keep us in mind!! She said she'll definitely give me a call "next time." <BR> <BR> HA! Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:58:33 EST Update on interview http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3041646 So Dale and I made our way to this little gallery in Dallas (which I had no idea that it existed) and there were camera and lights set up. <BR> <BR> This producer-lady asked all kinds of questions - our experience on match.com, how we eventually met, the dating experience, how he proposed, etc. <BR> <BR> It went really well. I mean, it's easy to talk about yourself! We had a lot of fun and they did extra footage and took photos of us walking around this cool little design district. <BR> ... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:21:19 EST 'Tis but a scratch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3041545 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l883225752.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You kind of have to admire Monty Python's Black Knight. Despite eventually losing all of his limbs in his fight scene, he persists in threatening King Arthur, hell-bent on defending his name and territory. <BR> <BR> "I'll bite your legs off!" <BR> <BR> --------------------------------------- <BR> <BR> The last few days have really been kind of a downer for me, as far as keeping up with exercise and food. I've s... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:01:04 EST In other news... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3033577 So, I might have mentioned this before, but my husband and I met online (match.com). <BR> <BR> We met on Earth Day of 2007. Dated almost a year. He proposed the weekend before Earth Day 2008. We were married on October 26, 2008. <BR> <BR> I let match.com know of our "success story." <BR> <BR> And they're working through another media firm to promote their success in bigger cities (like Dallas, where we live). <BR> <BR> The media firm wants to INTERVIEW US. Like with video. We eventuall... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 11:21:04 EST This time, baby, I'll be bulletproof. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3028983 Thanks to NotAboutTheFace for getting La Roux's "Bulletproof" <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUsbpmQ9-mc&<BR>feature=PlayList&p=0F106E60FEE4DE11&in<BR>dex=8&playnext=9&playnext_from=PL </link> stuck in my head yet again. Which is okay. It's a great song. <BR> <BR> I'm hanging in there at work. It takes some energy to stay positive and focused. I'm finding that if I seek out positive people and if I have a happy demeanor (even if I have to fake it), I can change my perception of this situat... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 10:54:10 EST It's the little things. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3018868 I got home yesterday and was sort of dreading my run after work. I was still a little sore from the hills workout that I'd done the day before. But of course I went out there and did it. <BR> <BR> It was hard. I was tired when I started and plodded along for what felt like forever. <BR> <BR> But as I shuffled along the route, I noticed two guys up ahead of me walking a puppy (CUTE! PUPPY!). I think one of them noticed me and moved to the side so that I could pass. I smiled and said "hi." ... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:28:27 EST Motivation can be a four letter word. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3011113 OK, this is me writing to my future self so that I can come back to it when I feel like I'm slipping into a rut again. <BR> <BR> Dear Rachel (feel free to change the name if you like what I say and want to direct this at yourself): <BR> <BR> Look at how far you've come. <BR> <BR> You're running four miles. This weekend, you'll complete five miles. You've never done that. EVER. <BR> <BR> You suck it up and still go to work everyday, despite your general hatred for what the office has don... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:40:15 EST Hanging in there. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3010183 I skipped my run last night and I'm disappointed in myself. I have a hills workout tonight, though. I haven't ever skipped a run, so I'm trying not to beat myself up too much about it. I hate that I did that. I had good reason to NOT run late at night last night...but I could have switched up my plans to make the run fit in. <BR> <BR> In other news, I sort of broke down this morning. I was actually going to get to work early and then I stopped and just started venting to my husband. <BR> ... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:31:33 EST Something to think about. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3005955 Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. <BR> <BR> My husband and I were big fans of his "Jamie at Home" series on Food Network. Proof that you can make awesome food by yourself. <BR> <BR> The show is sort of heartbreaking - Jamie Oliver is trying to reach out to Americans and change how we see food. And he's especially focusing on what we feed our kids. And if that doesn't interest you, you can at least listen to his accent :) <BR> <BR> <link>http://abc.go.com/shows/jamie-oliver<BR>s-food-revo... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 10:10:35 EST Taking care of me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2990868 Well, yesterday (and I guess the last couple of weeks) have been weird. <BR> <BR> New big boss, lots of change, people fearing for their jobs (not me, since I'm an "underling"). The atmosphere has been strange. I'm hopeful...but it's tense around here, for sure. <BR> <BR> I've talked to a number of people about what could happen in our office. I found out a little more about that other job that I was looking into (apparently they'll be making a decision...and I know one guy that interview... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 10:23:22 EST HILLS workout. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2986403 So last night was our running groups first hills workout. <BR> <BR> I was panicking all day yesterday. We've done a little hill work - every time our group runs together, the very last leg is this hill...just a baby one. But after running three or four miles, a hill is daunting. <BR> <BR> Of course, I'm able to get through that hill, if I just DO it. <BR> <BR> So last night we did a mile warmup and then our group gathered at the bottom of the hill. About a tenth of a mile up. It didn't ... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:59:37 EST "But I did it." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2982562 Recently I find myself saying that a lot. <BR> <BR> "The last leg of that 3 mile run was brutal. But I did it." <BR> <BR> "I struggled up that hill today. But I did it." <BR> <BR> "Yeah, it took me forever to get through my run last night. But I did it." <BR> <BR> It seems to be a reoccurring theme lately. I'm in a tough situation at work (things are good but...weird), I'm trying to get this weight off, and I'm in a training program with a running group. <BR> <BR> I'm doing what I need... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:19:37 EST WOW. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2967159 I ran four miles today. <BR> <BR> I've never done that before, not in my entire life. Despite the fact that I weigh more than I have, ever. <BR> <BR> I'm just amazed. I can't wait to see what else I'm capable of. :) Sat, 6 Mar 2010 21:30:45 EST Seeing the positive. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2964704 Well, I weighed in this morning and I'm UP 1.4 lbs. <BR> <BR> Where's the positive? Well, it could be due to my TOM (actually, I'm certain that that's what it is) and guess what? <BR> <BR> I'm running 4 miles for the first time today in my entire life, TOM, so that THAT! Sat, 6 Mar 2010 07:17:53 EST Haircut ideas - this could be boring for some people. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2958944 So I seriously need my hairs cutted. :o) <BR> <BR> I've had shorter hair before (see photo section), and I'm thinking the same-ish length, possibly shorter. Possibly bangs-ier. <BR> <BR> Here are ideas, stolen from a random photobucket site that I really dig: <link>smg.photobucket.com/albums/v518/hair<BR>files2/PURPLE/?start=48 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l222321886.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l46418... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 17:12:30 EST Giving thanks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2957658 I had a hard run last night with my running group, but my coach ran along with our little pace group and helped us through the last leg. It made a difference. She got us up a couple hills (yuck) and also talked about proper form and foot placement. I think it will help out a lot. Plus she's just a great coach -- she's sympathetic when you're struggling, but also knows how to push you when you don't necessarily feel like pushing. <BR> <BR> I am thankful for my running group. <BR> <BR> Work... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 11:45:57 EST Well, I'll be. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2952236 As noted in my blog yesterday, things in the office have taken a serious turn for the better. New president = change = Rachel is happier. Everyone is figuring that my boss is the next to get canned, because she's been a toxin in our office for too long, and the new pres will see that (especially after I tell him multiple times - he told me his door was always open...but don't worry, I won't abuse that). <BR> <BR> This will make things so. much. easier. For me, for my husband. For our house. ... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 09:29:20 EST OH MY GOD. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2948734 So, we got a new president recently. <BR> <BR> And he got rid of our vice president today (who is my boss's boss, and part of the real problem). <BR> <BR> Things could seriously change. I'm more hopeful. It would make things easier for me. I could thrive, possibly. I'll have to hang in there. <BR> <BR> What the heck...all this change. But it's good. I think I could hang in there for some time if things really DO change around here, which is what the president is promising. <BR> <BR> An... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 14:03:55 EST Question about thyroids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2948136 So recently my little (well, she's 28) sister has been having LOTS of health issues. <BR> <BR> She's dealt with complications of the thyroid for a long time now and had been on medication for it for some time. She's been diagnosed with Graves Disease (which causes hyperthyroidism). <BR> <BR> But, my dear sister decided she would try eating a lot more healthfully and just deal with the disease on her own, without the help of medication. Which, y'know - go her. Except more recently, she's be... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:01:20 EST New prospects and keeping a clear head. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2947866 So there are definitely some other prospects (for a job) that have popped up that I'd definitely qualify for. One that I have (already!?!) a phone interview for tomorrow. Fingers crossed. Doesn't mean that the other job (that I've been waiting on) is completely out of the running...but I have to keep looking. <BR> <BR> It's hard getting out of bed to come here. I sleep in every morning and usually get here right on time. But I don't try to get all dolled up. It's probably a little too obvio... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 11:09:29 EST Not exactly what I wanted to hear. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2942754 Well, I decided to send over a friendly email to the hiring manager for this job prospect I've been yammering on about. <BR> <BR> Apparently they have other interviews lined up, and she hasn't heard anything further (in "either direction, unfortunately"). <BR> <BR> So, I'm trying to move on. I'm looking elsewhere and tapping people who I know and who have helped me in the past. But, emotionally, I feel pretty wonky about all of it. <BR> <BR> Dale and I are considering moving, too. Both ... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 11:52:49 EST Feeling better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2939645 I've been feeling better after waking up at 2 am this morning and upchucking. I'm not sure what all THAT was about. Maybe something I ate just didn't agree with me? <BR> <BR> I still zonked out on the couch while the Olympics were on. Today is definitely a rest day for me. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I hate Sundays. Because tomorrow is the first day of another week, and I just never look forward to anything about my job. I'll get through it. I have other things that I look forward to (and Spark pl... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 19:13:50 EST What the heck... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2938085 So we went to a friend's birthday party last night. They had a variety of stuff (veggie tray, little homemade pizzas, crackers and cheese) and I did pretty well. When we got home, I felt fine. <BR> <BR> But I woke up at 2:00 and EVERYTHING came back up. I realized, staring at the toilet, that I hadn't tracked what I'd eaten, but it probably didn't matter at that point, right? <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what I ate that disagreed with me, but I'm feeling a bit better. I'll probably be taking thi... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:41:59 EST Waking up late. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2934153 Sometimes you need the sleep. <BR> <BR> I usually get up early on Saturdays for my run with that running group. But I slept in this morning. I slept like the dead. <BR> <BR> As soon as I got up, I went to the bathroom and got out the scale. <BR> <BR> 2.8 POUNDS DOWN. I figured, since I'd finally started tracking again this week and drank LOTS of water, that I'd see a loss. I didn't expect it to be that satisfying or immediate, and I don't expect losses that big in the upcoming weeks. <... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:53:38 EST Some reflections. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2931118 I went out for my run last night (it was HARD - I was tired, a little down - but I did it) and started thinking about everything that's happened over the last year or so. Ever since I started getting bogged down about my job, put on the weight and got in this rut. <BR> <BR> I've felt like disappearing. It takes a great deal more out of me to try and cheer up, meet someone new, get the house clean, get out the door, interact with people and stay positive. Maybe I'm a pessimist, but being mor... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 12:32:29 EST