TASOGAREBAN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TASOGAREBAN TASOGAREBAN'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/ Needed a Week Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391419 SO a lot of stuff has been going on. A lot of work, still working a couple of Saturdays a month too and now, since I have some PA house bills that no one in the family can actually afford, I am now working Sundays too for extra cash. I'm pooped. I worked this last week from Monday straight through to Sunday (yesterday) and had to move up an annual leave week from the rest of my calendar year just because I was totally burned out. <BR> <BR> I don't know how much I'll get done today in trying... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:55:43 EST And 2017 Starts With a Bang! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295513 Hi everyone! I know it's been awhile since I've blogged...or really been catching up with anything Sparkpeople. But I received good news yesterday! However, in order to understand the good news, I have to tell you guys about the bad news first. So lets back up and explain! <BR> <BR> Around September, I started to feel a bit of knee pain going on in my left knee. The pain shows up when I put weight on it like climbing stairs or kneeling/crouching. I never gave it much thought until Yami menti... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:55:13 EST Reviewing Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191326 So I've been reviewing a lot of things lately about my health and fitness, about life in general and how different I was when I lost the weight five years ago. And then I came across this article which was rotating in the starting page of Spark when I logged in just now: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=2121 </link> <BR> <BR> And I didn't happen to see it so I think they missed a reason. <BR> <BR> I regained my weight because I had a major life ... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:32:34 EST Almost Half a Year Down (And All The Things That Can Mean) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154839 So it's been a rough almost-half a year already. It's been enjoyable as well in some aspects (I finally vacationed in Las Vegas and also went to DC for a work conference) but my health has suffered terribly. Stress at work has gotten steadily worse to the point that for the last two months or so I have been coming home either in a terrible mood or downright crying and have gone immediately to the nearest bottle of liquor. As such, I have regained weight to the point that I am immensely unheal... Mon, 2 May 2016 13:53:15 EST Need the Motivation. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009716 I'm trying to blog more, to let stuff out that I don't think I should be keeping in. Yesterday wasn't a bad day with food (I even made an apple pie from a sparkrecipe so I can have a treat and to give some to the friend who had to leave my branch) but I ended up drinking a bit since I usually have a shot or two when I cook. <BR> <BR> On the upside, I also hit the bike a bit and it wasn't too bad on my legs after the Conference on Friday. All in all, the aches in my legs are going away so I ... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:46:31 EST A setback? Maybe Not. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009196 So the last time I posted a blog entry, I had a friend who was going to also work out and eat right and we were going to start walking in the Fall and changing stuff up. And then she had a personal issue concerning her family and has left my branch. So while I will be seeing her since she is still in my region, we won't see each other every day now that she is not situated at the same branch as myself. <BR> <BR> SO. When one door closes, another opens, it seems. Because my guy is now making... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 16:28:21 EST New Fitness Buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974862 Heya Sparkers! <BR> <BR> So I have a friend at my home branch who is currently trying to get healthy and lose some weight so she's been helping me get some motivation. I went food shopping today for fruits and veggies and I cooked dinner so I could have leftovers and be able to mark down my calories for tomorrow already. I'm quite excited. I also got a new Fitbit device, the Charge HR which helps me keep track of my heart rate so that's motivating as well. <BR> <BR> Since I was on AL this ... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 19:33:34 EST Rough Long Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968469 Hey Sparkers! <BR> <BR> So it's been a long week so far, filled with no sleep except for last night. Fiance's mom passed away on Saturday and this was after he did a favor for a friend and drove her stuff and a family member of hers down to Florida. He got less sleep than I did since he drove overnight and then hopped a place back to NYC. He came home late Saturday, slept late into Sunday, ran some quick errands and then packed up and hopped a flight out early Monday for PR to be with his fa... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:05:03 EST A Slow Weekend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889245 So it's nice outside today. It was slowly edging toward the 40s and I think today is the first day we've had in the 40s this Winter. I'm beyond excited about that but I'm also kind of unwilling to come out of hiding when it comes to clothes, to come out from under my thick jacket that I hid in for the last three months. I knew it was coming but I'm still so unhappy with myself that I just want to keep hiding. <BR> <BR> Whatever the case, this month is No Alcohol Month from a six month challe... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 13:40:03 EST Saturday, Bloody Saturday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866451 So it is Saturday and it is cold as he...ck. I had to walk the poor dog this morning and he loved every second of it! I however, froze my butt off so that was not fun. <BR> <BR> I'm at work today and after work I'm going to hang out for dinner with a few girls from work over in Park Slope. After dinner and drinks I'm popping in with my bro for some rock band and then hopefully taking a cab home with the bf after we're done. I know we're having drinks tonight but I'm hoping not to have too ma... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:28:06 EST About to Be a Snow Day..? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862957 So I'm going to try to blog daily. My usual daily tasks are: <BR> <BR> 1) Read 8 SparkMails (I stopped really visiting Spark and sparking altogether for a bit so I have a bunch of mail to catch up on) <BR> 2) No soda (I actually mark this down daily. <BR> 3) Sleep more than 6 hours <BR> 4) Mood <BR> 5) Healthy Breakfast <BR> <BR> I'm debating adding on the Blog Daily because I like going back to my older blog posts to look at them and see where I was at that point. So I'm going to try that... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:26:23 EST Visiting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859525 So because of my new position (well, is it really new still? I've been in the position since August so maybe not new..) I am now supervisor to staff in the title that I used to be in. I have eight staff members currently under me, seven by the end of the month when my one visiting TRS goes back to her actual branch since they've been closed for renovation the last three months. In this position, I get to travel to the branches that house my TRSs and I also have to go to tons and meetings and ... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:48:36 EST The First Month Halfway Through. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852756 So I'm doing an update blog to see how I'm doing so far in this new year. I'm listing my resolutions below and am going to go through them as I go: <BR> <BR> Resolutions: <BR> - Reading Challenge 2015 - I'm into the third book (out of 52) on this challenge now. <BR> - Go to a concert - Haven't gone yet. <BR> - Keep a Good Things Jar 2015 - I add to this sporadically <BR> - Make four videos this year, one every three months - I've made one so far! <BR> - Hit goal weight again before the end... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:12:45 EST Ready For 2015. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842308 Am I? I think I am. <BR> <BR> I restarted my entire Spark program. I maintained my teams and my personal info like the blogs and spark page but the rest of it has been completely reset. And it actually feels pretty good. I've been tracking erratically, shifting around and not keeping up that it was just...it all kind of snuck up on me and I'm just kind of tired of being where I am right now. I've been looking forward to 2015 for the last two weeks because I have so many resolutions and goals... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21:04:04 EST Feels Like Forever... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825288 ...since I've felt the need to change a lot of stuff about myself. Like I know people always want to change things about themselves and they'll say that they'll make the changes but for the most part it;s always halfheartedly and hardly anything ever comes to fruition. But I'm there where I'm so tired and I'm uncomfortable and sometimes I'm just in straight up pain. And now that, to quote GoT, Winter is coming, my spirits will be at an all time low after the holidays the way they always are. ... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:48:52 EST Starting New Tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752341 So with this last week, I've been undergoing a lot of trainings at the main branch for this new position at work. This position was just created so along with eight others, we're supposed to define this position and mold it into what could be something great. So if that isn't pressure, I don't know what is. <BR> <BR> BUT. I start tomorrow at my new assigned branch and it's closer to home as are all the branch TRSs I will be in charge of except for one. Besides that, tomorrow will be a semi-... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 16:09:48 EST An Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729849 So it's been a month and a half since I posted a blog and I figured I'd update on what's been going on. <BR> <BR> Concerning the AF days, I drank more in June than I have in the last few months so that's not good but I'm still nowhere near drinking the way I used to (which was a shot a day after work because I was so angry) so that's a plus in a way. I have a goal to have six drinking days in July due to the Fourth of July holiday, a wedding and a birthday so I think that's doable. <BR> <B... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:43:37 EST Looks Like a Good Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696866 So...this happened yesterday. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l909881273.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And what is this, you may ask? This is my Summer Collection, Sparkpeeps! I spent three hours on this yesterday, lol! Three hours cleaning up and packing my Spring Collection and pulling out this whole set (and adding to it, if I'm going to be really honest) to use for the next three to four months. I do this four times a year and yes, I do have four seasonal collections. Sum... Sat, 17 May 2014 08:33:06 EST Damn It, AF Days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693397 LOL so for Mother's Day I went out with the family for lunch to my regular margarita spot. Mom has never been so we made sure she was able to try them and we sat outside while we ate. It was actually a really nice Mother's Day and I also ended up buying her some flowers and a kindle ebook from a series that she likes. It had to be an ebook (which she is iffy getting to work since she's not really technologically literate) because the library doesn't carry the spanish version so I purchased it... Mon, 12 May 2014 12:22:21 EST Feelin' Good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683969 Mostly because the clerical boss is away at a meeting, lol! But also because two of my fave shows have managed to steal my breath this morning and also because I got a workout in so I'm super happy about that. Had fast food yesterday but tonight shall be leftovers. I'll see if I cook something tomorrow though. AND I just have two more days to finish off this week and earn some comp time so I can have a five day weekend when Memorial Day rolls around. <BR> <BR> Today is also the closing date ... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:42:20 EST What a Weird Morning Already... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676986 I fell asleep last night I would say around maybe between 10pm and 11pm. And for some reason I woke up and checked the time. It was 2:52am. And I couldn't go back to sleep. Because I couldn't go back to sleep I twisted and turned in bed for about an hour before finally getting up, getting dressed, grabbed my phone and headphones, put on my HRM and headed outside to walk the dog. After walking him to poop, I walked him toward the pier and made him run with me a little bit, the poor little guy.... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:45:54 EST Spriiiiiiing is in the Aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671993 If you pictured me singing that Blog Title, then maybe you know me a bit too well, lol! <BR> <BR> Today is an awesome day people! I mean, granted, we are a bit short-staffed on librarians today but all in all, with the great weather, the breeze, and the sweater being the only thing I wore in to work today (besides jeans and a t-shirt, OUT OF THE GUTTER, PEOPLE!) for the weather, I'm feeling quite happy. <BR> <BR> I am starting my third week AF (alcohol-free) and I owe it to the Cutting Dow... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:44:58 EST Ah Monday.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655414 So I slept a bit too much yesterday after hanging with a few friends Saturday night which means Sunday was a wash. BUT because I had so much sleep, I was good to go early Monday (today) so what does that meeeeeeean? I got my workout in, got a good breakfast in and was in a cheerful mood when I made my way to work. And what topped off my good mood? The branch closing to the public, the staff being reassigned/let off for the day because of high carbon monoxide readings which led to the boiler b... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:33:03 EST Thank Yous and Updates! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648418 I know I said I would update about what was going on with the talk but I haven't had much time and then on top of it my moronic self went and ate something that I guess was sitting in my fridge a bit too long hence the tummy mess of yesterday, lol! Anyhoo, let me update you guys on what happened in my talk with the regional! <BR> <BR> So I went up to speak to him and told him I didn't want to file a complaint against the clerical boss here but that I wanted to complain to him about what had ... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 12:51:51 EST Trying to Make a Change. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646196 So anyone who knows me here on Spark or has known me for the last few years knows that I used to work at another branch with a good staff, friends who I am still friends with now even though they are retired. About a year and a half ago I transferred to this current branch thinking I needed to make a change because the ladies were going to be retiring soon and I was kind of at a dead end. <BR> <BR> Little did I know that it would be like this once I was here. I was miserable here for the las... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:54:28 EST The Birthday Prank Twenty Years in the Making! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638788 SO! Because I'm a terribly mean sister (or because it was technically my guy's suggestion), we played a prank on my bro for his birthday out in PA. AND IT WAS GLORIOUS. <BR> <BR> We went out to PA Friday night and ran a few last minute errands. By the time we got back to the house, my dad was on his way to tipsy and mom had hijacked a bottle of tequila. It's all the woman drinks. We (the "kids") grabbed a bottle of Green Apple Smirnoff and went downstairs to the first floor for a game of Car... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 16:46:18 EST Real Quick Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638652 The weekend was awesome but I actually have a bit to add to that because there was a joke we played ony my bro that I think will live on in our lives FOREVER. But more on that in my next blog entry. I just finished making a workout playlist so I'm going to go try it out now and see how it goes. <BR> <BR> Laters! Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:50:52 EST TGIF and Vacay, baybeeee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635958 SO my subject title says it all, I'd say, lol! <BR> <BR> Today after work I need to pick up a birfday cake for my bro (lol) and then we're going to pick up a friend and head on out. My parents are already out in PA and my bro is picking up two other friends on the way out so I'm actually really excited. Well tonight will be a short night I'd say because we'll probably be getting to PA late but tomorrow will be all day partying, I'm sure. <BR> <BR> And then a week of vacay....a week of me g... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:24:51 EST Updating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634373 Soooooo I never write blogs anymore and I used to write blogs all the time in my early years on Spark, booooooo! I think I made 5 years earlier this month (why can't I remember!?!) that I've been on Spark and I realized that it was such a comfort to me before but that I've been neglecting it a lot for the last year or so. <BR> <BR> Anyways, the reason I'm updating. So we're at the end of February and while I've tried very hard to get myself going, I've only succeeded a tiny bit. So I can't ... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:34:50 EST 2014 Valentine's Day Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612050 I posted this on one of the teams I'm in but I figured I would toss it up here as well in case anyone wants to follow along! <BR> <BR> 2014 Valentine’s Day Challenge - a two week challenge leading up to Valentine's Day! <BR> <BR> Saturday, February 1st: First day! Try to get in 10k steps today! <BR> Sunday, February 2nd: Cook a healthy meal today and try to make enough for leftovers! <BR> Monday, February 3rd: Get in your eight cups of water today! <BR> Tuesday, February 4th: Do a video/DVD... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 11:59:55 EST Hello 2014! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579944 So I have been without a comp for the last week at home. I usually don't have time to update at work so imagine the frustration I've been going through, lol! But on the upside, I've been reading a lot. :) <BR> <BR> Anyways I know I'm late but New Years Resolutions! Check these babies out! <BR> <BR> 1) Complete a story. I have a few stories that I've been writing bits and pieces of (NaNoWriMo back in November was RIDICULOUS. I wrote like 50+ pages in a month for one fic and realized that I'm... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 20:15:34 EST 25 Days 'Til Christmas Countdown Challenge!!! Wooooooo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554029 Heya folks! I figure I would post this in a blog too just in case anyone outside of the teams below wanted to follow along and try it out! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/g<BR>roups_individual.asp?gid=56524 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=51876 </link> <BR> <BR> Anyhoo, this almost-month long challenge has something specific set aside for each day leading up to Christmas! Some are fitness-related, some nutr... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 09:56:02 EST Rough Week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484582 So it's been...a rough week, lol. <BR> <BR> Basically from the start (which was last Saturday) my grandfather passed away. The wake was on Monday and the funeral was on Tuesday. Because I worked last Saturday, I needed to take Monday off from work. Tuesday I had a strange election schedule in which I had to come in to work at 5:30am and leave at 10:30am. After that I headed over to the church to try to catch the end of the mass before the funeral. I ended up catching up with my bro and we ch... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:20:21 EST Fall, Halloween and Life! (Part I) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476900 So...it's Fall. Let's face it, once Labor Day is done, it's Fall for me. Which meeeeeeeeans... <BR> <BR> I have officially changed my playlist over to my Autumn OST, lol. I wasn't really listening to too many (what I consider) Summer songs because I had downloaded new albums going into the summer but now that Summer is officially over to me, I've gone into Fall mode which means Autumn music, Autumn backgrounds to most of my computers and sites, my Autumn Collection is out (lotion and sprays)... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 15:01:10 EST So I Did a Thing. And That Thing is Called Running! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457363 So this is a big deal even though I'm sure you guys are like, "It's just running, dude. Get over yourself." But it's NOT just running! It's actually going outside, possibly running into people (even though I went out at 5:30am, lol!) and doing an actual workout outside! This is major to me because I've had this thing about running since I was a teen. <BR> <BR> I also feel like I was doing it wrong, LOL! It's weird to say but I was mentioning to Yami that it felt like I was literally hitting... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:58:37 EST A Shout Out to Runners! Quick Question! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442350 Ok so I'm debaaaaaaaating picking up running. I've never been a fan of it (mostly because I was always made fun of when I was younger because of my boobs which aren't even BIG but whatever) but I keep thinking to myself that it seems like the easiest type of workout (and by easiest I mean easiest to get ready for meaning I would just need my workout clothes, my sneakers and my music and I'd be set, not that running in itself is easy, lol) and possibly very relaxing too (just me, the pavement ... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 13:31:27 EST Motivation Sparked..? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401480 So I upped my weights finally. I have a set of 3s, 5s, 8s and now a set of 10 lbs dumbbells at home (technically the 10lbs are my bf's) and I never felt the need to up my weights because for some exercises the 8s were good and for others the 5s were good. <BR> <BR> But then I went to go see Man of Steel in theaters and while I will admit that the guy playing Superman is totally hot and has a lovely body, I wanted to know what his workout was like. I'm aware that I'm a female and that he's m... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:55:36 EST Morning Walk With Tucker (with pics). http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378805 I went on a walk with Tuck this morning and these were some pics I took. I promised Zo I would post some awhile ago and I've been slacking, lol. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1898819467.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1809077007.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l279636183.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1724100499.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 08:28:30 EST Random Musings. Warning: Emotional Content Matter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362263 So I woke up this morning and the sky was gray and the rain was misty. I checked the time and it was 5:28am but the room was a light blue which is why I guess I came awake. I sat in bed for ten minutes, just about wide awake, and I debated getting up then or at 6:10am which is after my guy gets out of the bathroom from brushing his teeth. I decided to get up then so I actually got up from the bed at 5:42am. Now this is a big deal because if I get up after 6am I have this weird thing where I h... Mon, 20 May 2013 12:26:15 EST Sharing My Trackers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331943 So for the last few weeks I've been really good about working out and eating right. During the day. Then I come home and just totally blow it. I'll order out for dinner or I'll eat something healthy but then keep eating. And eating. And eating more. <BR> <BR> SO! I have decided to share my trackers and get all of y'all up in my business, LOL! I need to keep myself accountable and I figure, seeing as how I have to stay honest with you guys, that this might be exactly the way I need to do it! ... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:46:19 EST Summer Collection Chat and Some Blogging! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327766 I know it's been awhile since I've blogged but surprisingly I'm usually around spark. I might miss a day or two here and there, or a weekend, but I always try to at least log in. <BR> <BR> Anyways, my Summer Collection! Now when I say Summer Collection, I'm talking about my lotion, LOL! I credit my lotion with helping me stay on track a lot of days. If I don't like the collection I have out (they change every season) then it usually starts to bring me down soon after. I got sick of my spring... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:51:55 EST The Forecast is Sunny! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276167 Ok that's a straight out lie. We're expecting a ton of rain and some snow. But I mean the forecast on my current life and immediate future are looking good. I've been very good with my nutrition for the last few days (which I'm really proud of. I always mess up at dinner time because I get home too tired to cook) and my fitness. I've worked out the last three days straight (this can be tough lately for me. I wake up with a lot of back pain every morning). Granted this morning was Yoga and onl... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:48:50 EST Looking Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224426 So today is the last work day before my weeklong vacation to AC. Woohoo! I'm broke but still. Woohoo! <BR> <BR> Things are looking up at work since my last blog entry and it mostly had to do with my clerical boss setting me at ease during a meeting. She complimented us and said we were the best staff she's ever worked with which really made a lot of the pressure roll off of me because I never knew how she really felt about us. If you are a boss or supervisor, compliment your staff regularly,... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:41:40 EST Everything That Can Go Wrong... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213218 ...DID this morning, lol! It was ridiculous. I got up late so I walked the dog with my guy as he was leaving for work. In doing so I locked myself out of the apartment so I had to call my guy after the dog walk to come all the way back to let me back into the apartment. After that I had to feed the dog and by then it was too late to work out. I brewed some coffee and it was so weak I actually had to add instant coffee to my cup. I pinched my finger while I was trying to make a healthy breakfa... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:02:44 EST What Do You Do If... (Blog Venting) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208185 ...you don't like anyone at your job? <BR> <BR> And by like I mean that I have no close, real friends, only acquaintances. I keep regretting this transfer to this branch even though the ladies that I used to be very close with at my old branch are retiring this month and the last friend I had there is transferring out of the branch to one closer to home so he wouldn't have to put up with the craziness over there anymore. So now my old branch is literally left kind of broken. <BR> <BR> I was... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:53:24 EST January 2nd Too Late? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185617 Happy New Year Sparkers! <BR> <BR> So I went over with my drinking on New Years Eve and spent all day in bed yesterday recovering. First lesson of the year learned although I thought I was doing very well pacing myself with the water. Whatever the case, I'm just about fully recovered. <BR> <BR> Anyway, here are a few of my goals/resolutions for this year: <BR> <BR> 1) I threw together a Good Things in 2013 Jar so that I could toss some notes on good things that are coming my way this year ... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 08:53:42 EST Got Myself a FitBit Ultra. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164379 And I am loving it. I am warned not to wear it during heavy cardio or strength training because technically it's only supposed to be used as like a pedometer or for running but I'm a fitness DVD junkie so when I work out I tend to take it off. But. BUT. Let me tell you guys what this crazy little thing does. <BR> <BR> So I wear it just about the entire day. No, not when I shower. That would be a bad thing to do. I hear the little device doesn't like water. But I sleep with it and it says to ... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:52:35 EST Rough Day Yesterday, New Day Today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148399 So yesterday I had an IT guy come in and comment on my weight. Which was nice. Had this been a torture chamber and that was the best treatment I would be getting. But this isn't so it was not. Nice, I mean. He also commented on the fact that I seemed to be going white from work stress although I don't know if he meant literally or figuratively but whatever the case, I was not happy. Obviously this new branch stresses me out and I realize that I have made the biggest mistake of my library care... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:57:04 EST Work Drama V http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108530 Because I'm almost positive that I've made blogs about previous work drama, at least two. So I'm gonna round up to number 5. <BR> <BR> So I have vacation from work this week, starting Wednesday. I'm just trying to make it through. <BR> <BR> I have fallen back into a groove with my fitness and my nutrition and I'm hoping I can sustain it again and not fall off the wagon. I can feel that I regained a bit of weight and I would like to stop that in its tracks, lol! <BR> <BR> Work has been dif... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:41:10 EST October! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082015 So the mere sight of the word gets me happy. I love October. I love September but I LOVE October. Mostly because in September, it's still kind of hot and most of it is still Summer. But October is straight on Fall. The leaves are finally really falling and changing colors. You can hear them crack under your boots as you walk, especially if you have a park close by. I just took Tucker for a long walk around the whole park across the street from me and I think even he was in a Fall mood. We got... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:16:38 EST