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I'm just now checking in and checking my email so I didn't even notice the lack of thread... Thanks, Woubbie, and WOOHOO for shrinking!!!
My day was manic, as usual, but this time I had the fun of attempting to complete a budget for the coming fiscal year to send to the home office with minimal input from a non-responsive manager (who is out of state). Very frustrating and I felt like I was working blind. I wish I could force him to adhere to the sorta-random numbers I plugged in on his behalf!!
I worked full-tilt all day and then did several errands afterwards. I am so glad to have those off the To Do list! Got home in time to change clothes and take the boys for a walk before the sun went down. My eating was better today but I just ate too dang much.
"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein
debb, go for you to forgo the artificial sweeteners. i never thought i used alot, but, i drank diet soda and chose low cal, low fat items and it turns out there is alot of aspartame et al in so many things. anyway, i had alot of body pain for many years and one day i quit eating or drinking anything with as in it. and, soon after, the body pain started going away. and one day i put 2+2 together and said hey as caused alot of problems. so, i am very against them (plus all i've read since). i hope you find things change for the better with any issues you may have by quitting the dreaded artificial sweeteners. perhaps things you never even thought about.
Good for you Woubbie, I envy you, but I'm not too far away.
And I'm jealous of you that live close enough to the ocean to hear it and run down to the beach when the notion (0r time) hits! I have to drive about 65 miles!!
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My office is about 3/4 mile from the ocean, I can hear it thru my open window. If it was low tide, I could walk there. Unfortunately, high tide covers the river bank, so that idea can't happen until tomorrow morning, when I may not have the freedom to do it.
What a Monday -- I can't decide if Assessment and Accountability in education is just an extremely stressful job that is just too much for some people and I am just nuts enough to love it, or if our department is just a stop off for future administrators. The first year I was here, the other A.S. retired, last year the new one left to go back to the classroom and 2 others in our department left to be administrators, today our most recent A.S. announced he is leaving to become an administrator. On the good side, it does guarantee me lots and lots of additional summer hours -- last summer I bought a new air-conditioner and I almost got the new engine for my DHs truck paid off.
Highest Weight: 375
That's awesome, Woubbie! (or is it Woubble?) At any rate, that's terrific about the fitting into the reg XL pants! Definitely a gold star day for sure!! Before you know it, you will be in the mediums!!
I didn't do much today, except go by the bank, ride up to the ocean to breathe in the sea air for a bit, then to Walmart to pick up some more hamburger meat and salsa and frying cheese. I did finally finish my low carb recipe book over the weekend though. Got most of the ingredients in my house now that I will need for almost all of them, lol So, I can say that I have officially LOW CARBED by kitchen!! Smiles to everyone!
GLC, I find that most pubs don't have a decent low-carb selection. Not near us, anyway. But there IS one that offers a yummy salad with either poached salmon or you can have chicken and bacon. Both are scrummy! So that's about the only place we go now.
Day 2 of super clean, low/no carbs. Actually feeling a bit motivated today!
Steak for lunch, and lamb chops for dinner.
Will have decaff coffee with double cream shortly, to end my evening (it's nearly 9:30 pm here).
Have decided to forgo artificial sweeteners. After reading comments from so many here, and taking it on board, I think it's best I don't use them. Am thinking that the sweet taste, even if it's not from sugar, is setting me up for more cravings.
So far so good.
2nd appointment with my therapist/counselor tomorrow, Tuesday -- really looking forward to it!
Happy Monday to all!
it's a gorgeous monday here. sunny and lovely. yay!! i would like to play hookey, but, i have to work. a ton of stuff to do at the beginning of the month--billing, bank deposits--you know, important stuff so we have money to keep the wheels turning!!
the weather sure helps me feel energetic and into doing this stuff though. the last 2 mondays sucked. the 18th gramma died. the 25th was her funeral and now week 3 we are almost normal again.
i gained a few pounds over those 2 weeks. i did the bare minimum of diet watching--i didn't eat wheat. other than that, we have been eating kind of on the fly and it shows.
last night after working hard in the rain, i wanted to go out for a meal. something hot and filling. but, we went to the local pub and they had almost nothing wheat free. i had a bowl of black bean soup. it was awful. like thinned down refried beans. and i had crab and cheese stuffed mushrooms. which were okay, but, you really needed to use the bread they came with to spread the crab and cheese on. didn't use the bread, so, the meal kind of sucked. some things just need bread or something to scoop with and dilute the strong flavors. oh well, at least i was full after.
happy monday everybody. i hope suzanne and her family got over their illnesses and the holiday plans go well.
woubbie. nice to get into the smaller pants.
I certainly had trouble facing Monday today. Didn't manage to drag myself out of bed until almost 10. Three days of bad sleep has laid me low.
Better late than never!
I'm almost happy to be back at work today. I really have to do SOMETHING to fix my broken weekends. I should have had a nice relaxing couple of days but I let myself feel all guilty because I didn't pull off some Superwoman string of tasks. Grrrr.
Small bright spot, though. I wanted to pick up some full length exercise/lounge pants on clearance while they still have a decent selection and for the first time in about 20 years I fit into the regular XL size instead of 1X or larger !! A small bright spot but a bright spot nonetheless. They're really comfy too! Win!!
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