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  • Saturday, January 31

    1/31/2015 7:01:35 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Wow - one month done for the new year! Egads - time is going by quickly. Hubby said the contractors arrived around 8 AM EST. I left work at 3:00 PM and got home around 3:30 PM. The contractors were painting the door and finishing the base board. The contractors are coming around 8 AM today. ... Read more

  • Friday, January 30

    1/30/2015 5:19:45 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday, the contractor arrived around 2 PM. He delivered the materials and said he will come at 7:45 AM today (Friday) to start the project. Luckily, hubby is working from home today. i have to go into the office today. I may try to leave around noon. I like to see the progress. Tim... Read more

  • Thursday, January 29

    1/29/2015 6:35:32 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was nice to work at home yesterday -- I am working at home today, too. The contractor is coming around noon to start prepping the area for the French doors. Last night, I made pan seared salmon and corn for dinner. Hubby watched two episodes of Shameless (the British version). I tried... Read more

  • Wednesday, January 28

    1/28/2015 6:07:52 AM, by TENNISJIM

    A very busy day at work yesterday., I arrived at 7:15 AM EST and left around 7 PM EST. Thank goodness I made it home before the contractor arrived. We are getting a French door installed in an opening on the first level. It will close off my studio. I need to do this time to time when I paint. ... Read more

  • Tuesday, January 27

    1/27/2015 6:22:24 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another very busy day at work yesterday. We had three auditors for the SSAE16 SOC1 audit. The majority of the artifacts were sent to the auditors around 2:30 PM (after a review with my manager). I left the office around 5 PM EST and it was a mix of rain and snow. I made shrimp and peas for d... Read more

  • Monday, January 26

    1/26/2015 6:24:14 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We ended up playing tennis yesterday -- 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. We had even number. I won both of my doubles matches. With David M (MSG), we defeated David J and hubby 6-2. With John, we defeated David J and hubby 7-6 (4). Hubby and I hit some tennis balls when David M, David J, John, and Eric... Read more

  • Sunday, January 25

    1/25/2015 6:20:48 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was a dreary day in WDC yesterday. Hubby and I did the typical Saturday morning grocery shopping. After we put the groceries away, we walked to our community center to get our IDs updated with 2015 stickers as well as getting the visitor parking pass. (We ended up walking back to the community... Read more

  • Saturday, January 24

    1/24/2015 7:09:24 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I had an extremely busy day at work yesterday. As soon as I walked in, one of the company's employees pinged me to do some work for her. I finally left the office at 5:15 PM (we never have the usual 8 hour work day -- although that is what I list on my timesheet). I picked up Popeye's chicken... Read more

  • Friday, January 23

    1/23/2015 6:09:35 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was a busy day at work yesterday. I forced myself to leave at 4:30 PM since I arrived at 7:30 AM. I came home and watched some tennis before hubby came home while I made dinner -- tilapia and corn. We watched some live tennis. I woke up around 12:30 AM and checked in on Roger's match. He los... Read more

  • Thursday, January 22

    1/22/2015 6:26:08 AM, by TENNISJIM

    The snow arrived around noon and didn't last more than one hour yesterday. So, the severe weather they predicted did not happen. At least not in our area. Around 10:30 AM EST, I went to Costco and bought hubby his new iPad Air 2 ($20 less expense than buying at Apple). Work was busy and... Read more

  • Wednesday, January 21

    1/21/2015 7:00:34 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another very busy day at work yesterday because of the holiday on Monday. I did leave at 4:45 PM because it slowed down. On the way home, I saw some responses from customers that I helped earlier in the afternoon. I responded to them when I got home after I booted my work laptop. Today, I am... Read more

  • Tuesday, January 20

    1/20/2015 6:15:21 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We ended playing tennis yesterday. It was a bit chilly (low 40's with windy conditions). John and I lost the first set to Eric and hubby 7-6 (2). Then, hubby and David J beat us 6-3. We went to Pho Tay Ho for lunch. Hubby got his regular chicken dish. I had the small chicken pho. We came ... Read more

  • Monday, January 19

    1/19/2015 6:13:11 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday, it rained all morning. Rain stopped later in the afternoon. No tennis. I finished watching The Fall. A very good series from Netflix. We arrived at the wedding banquet around 5:50 PM. Some of the guests were already there. it was a different type of Chinese wedding banquet. First... Read more

  • Sunday, January 18

    1/18/2015 6:49:55 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Hubby and I enjoyed the celebration of life. I think about 100 - 200 people attended the service. It was nice to remember our friend -- taken way too soon. Makes one think about mortality. Afterwards, we met up with Jake and Greg at Nellie's (gay sports bar) and caught up with Jake. It's been a... Read more

  • Saturday, January 17

    1/17/2015 6:14:47 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another very busy day at work which made the day go fast. I hoped to meet with our contractor at 6 PM last night (I left the office at 5:15 PM). He didn't show. A little disappointed. Not surprised. Just disappointed. We are adding a door to an existing opening on the first level so I can close... Read more

  • Friday, January 16

    1/16/2015 6:30:47 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was another strange work day -- very slow in the morning and got very busy toward the afternoon. I arrived at the office around 7:30 AM and left a 5:45 PM. I made pan seared tilapia with a hint of tomato and basil sauce. The updated navigation map for the Passat arrived. I read through the... Read more

  • Thursday, January 15

    1/15/2015 6:30:01 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, I completely messed up on the dental appointment yesterday. The appointment was 8:30 AM. They called me at 8:40 AM and I got there around 8:50 AM. Luckily, the dentist was able to finish. Yikes. The root canal went okay. However, she is a little concerned since the tooth is loose. I... Read more

  • Wednesday, January 14

    1/14/2015 6:35:56 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday was a so so day at work. It was slow to start and then it got busier toward the end of day. I left around 4:45 PM (after getting there around 7:30 AM). We had Little Caesar pizza last night (mine was cheeseless). I watched a few episodes of Oz before going to bed. I work from home... Read more

  • Tuesday, January 13

    1/13/2015 6:27:52 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, it only took another four hours to work with the company that issues the licenses to get the correct license. All I can say is -- "thank goodness it is done!" I had a very busy day. Lots of billable and non billable hours (I got to the office around 7 AM EST and left at 4:45 PM EST). ... Read more

  • survived the weekend

    1/12/2015 4:58:38 PM, by BRANDYSDONE

    I did have a cheat day but I still tracked everything and I only went over 200 calories which I was expecting to gobover about 1000 really lol. So I am proud of myself for that.... Read more

  • sabotage

    1/12/2015 12:39:35 PM, by CHRISTIE1971

    I have friends that I realize now that will sabotage my weight loss. I don't know what to do if they care about me they would not try to tempt me and make excuses as to why its ok to eat wrong. That's how I got to this point in my life.... Read more

  • Monday, January 12

    1/12/2015 6:25:14 AM, by TENNISJIM

    My manager is not very at his job. Yesterday, I had responded to an email about the license issue before he responded. In his email, he asked me to take care of it. I had taken care of the issue on Saturday. Hubby and I stayed home all day. We didn't go anywhere. We watched Downton Abbey a... Read more

  • Sunday, January 11

    1/11/2015 7:44:44 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Hubby and I went to the grocery store yesterday and ran into an old friend when we were leaving the parking lot. We talked briefly. We made tentative plans for dinner sometime in the future. We came home and stayed home. We watched TV. Hubby watched sports and I watched some Oz episodes. I... Read more

  • You May Have to Fight a Battle More Than Once to Win It (Week 2)

    1/10/2015 5:08:25 PM, by JCP1979

    "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it" ~ Margaret Thatcher It's amazing how sometimes things come along just when we need them most. This week was a real struggle to get even 24 hours of success under my belt. I went super enthused last Saturday, and promptly proceeded to fa... Read more

  • Saturday, January 10

    1/10/2015 6:53:43 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was a manageable work day yesterday. Until about 1:45 PM. I received an email indicating that the new license was incorrect -- was missing an interface and module. Finally about 5 PM, I got the new license and I applied it when I got home. The interface/module was enabled but the wrong type. ... Read more

  • Friday, January 9

    1/9/2015 6:41:01 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another busy day at work yesterday. On Tuesday/Wednesday, I was assigned a new project -- preparation for the SSAE16-SOC1 Audit. I started and got my parts done yesterday around 3 PM. I also prepared and sent the email indicating the parts that are missing and assigned them to the appropriate peo... Read more

  • i hate measuring and weighing food.

    1/8/2015 8:46:20 PM, by BRANDYSDONE

    I guess this is one reason why Im so overweight because I just eat and never think about portion size. I hope this gets easier, Im only on day 2 and I just hope I keep doing as good as I am now. I have stuck to it for these 2 days and that's big for me.... Read more

  • Thursday, January 8

    1/8/2015 6:23:27 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday was a very busy work day. I got online around 6 AM and finished at 5 PM. There is just too much to do. It's all good. The maid came around 2:20 PM and started cleaning the house. She was scheduled for Tuesday but with the snow...I hoped she would come on Thursday. Oh well. T... Read more

  • first day back on track

    1/7/2015 10:16:31 PM, by BRANDYSDONE

    I am proud of myself I have about 200 calories left and to me that's huge considering I probably eat around 4,000 calories a day and maybe even more but I am so ready to loose this weight I have got to do this...... Read more

  • Wednesday, January 7

    1/7/2015 6:54:18 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Sorry -- no pics of our haircuts. It's the same cut for the last 20 plus years. Same stylist. It took 40 minutes longer to get work and I left early. Unfortunately, the beltway was only treated and was slushy with wet snow. I stayed in the office until 9:30 AM and came home to work at home.... Read more

  • years later im back

    1/6/2015 9:24:39 PM, by BRANDYSDONE

    I still havnt lost this weight. I have been trying off and for years and quit logging on to sparkpeople because I was tired of letting myself down. I am at all time low in my life with my weight and how it restricts me from being the person I know I can be. I am back on here for one last try. I have... Read more

  • Tuesday, January 6

    1/6/2015 6:23:18 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another busy day at work yesterday. I arrived at 7:20 AM and left at 5:40 PM. I was trying to leave earlier. No such luck. I better start getting ready for work and the drive to Tysons Corner -- it's snowing and there is some accumulation, which means slow commute. I have to leave by 4:... Read more

  • Monday, January 5

    1/5/2015 6:33:47 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday, it rained all day and we went to John and JJ's house for some lunch and ping pong. We had planned to bring pizza from a pizza shop near their house. It was closed. So, we ended up bringing pizza from Paisano's. I also hooked up the XBox 360 for John. It took a little longer than anti... Read more

  • Sunday, January 4

    1/4/2015 6:55:17 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Hubby and I went grocery shopping yesterday morning. We were back home by 10:30 AM EST. After putting things away and preparing my weekly lunches, we watched the last few episodes of Velvet. It rained most of the day, so, we didn't play tennis. Today, we are hoping that we will get to pl... Read more

  • A New Beginning

    1/3/2015 5:06:21 PM, by JCP1979

    The wonderful thing about life is that today is a second chance to do things right. The sins of the past are exactly that, in the past, and I am unable to travel back in time and change them. I must accept them as having been part of my journey that brought me to where I am today; to lead me to th... Read more

  • Saturday, January 3

    1/3/2015 6:13:15 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Incredibly busy day as soon as i walked into the office yesterday. On 1/1/15 (late in the evening) -- the company switched the login process to the new Time & Expense application. Well, the implementation didn't go very well. Lots of issues -- no leave balances were carried over; usernames were i... Read more

  • Friday, January 2

    1/2/2015 6:19:14 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Hubby and I went to one of our favorite dim sum restaurant for lunch yesterday. We had a good meal. Just the two of us. We came home and continued to watch a Spanish TV series on Netflix. The show is called Velvet. I like the actor that plays the Don Alberto. He is strikingly handsome. ... Read more