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I hate school fundraisers!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Well, about 2 months ago, the cute little kids from next door came by and asked if I would like to purchase something from them to help raise money for whatever reason for their school. I do this every year, and I just can't say no. So I bought 2 things from them: a package of macademia nut cookie dough (yum!) and a chocolate roll (yum!) for a grand total of $30!! I came up with every excuse to justify the purchase and the cost. Sigh... Yesterday these kids came by with my very delicious-looking items. I have learned that I just cannot keep contraband items in my house as there is no such thing as moderation with me (i.e. ice cream). And living on my own, there is nobody to hide the fact that I'm eating the whole container at once! Needless to say, I went waaaaaay over my calorie limit yesterday and continued this morning, and the entire chocolate roll is now gone. No self control. My name is Karen and I am a chocolate roll addict. I must say it was good, but yuck! I feel sick (not surprisingly...) The first thing I did after coming out of my ecstasy coma was told a friend who has kids that I'm bringing her the package of cookie dough (and may I add--it is UNOPENED) (That makes me feel a little better by saying that...) If she doesn't want it, she can pass it on. I cannot keep it here. Second thing I did was do a little cleaning, and then I got on the treadmill. So that may have taken care of 1/4 of a slice... I feel really horrible. I'm hoping this is a learning experience for me. And I hope I can undo the damage by the time I weigh in on Friday morning. But if I can't then I guess I will have to pay the piper. How frustrating...

On a more positive note: I have been battling my treadmill for awhile now. I bought it on ebay a few years ago, and didn't get any of the paperwork with it at the time. A couple of months ago, the display went out. About a month ago, the speed would change unexpectedly, which always kept me on my toes. Finally late last night (during my chocolate roll coma) I was looking around at treadmills online as I was thinking that mine would die anytime now. Not that I could afford to buy a new one, but I was just looking around. Then I thought maybe I could find the manual to mine online. I found it and...gee...I didn't know that there were batteries in the main panel to control the display! I replaced them, and lo and behold! The display works! It seems that the speed problems might have to do with my extremely old surge protector. I am going to buy a new one today, and hopefully I haven't permanately damaged the treadmill. Who knew that you have to replace surge protectors (they suggest once a year???!!) I just thought the light was flickering on it just because...had no idea it meant that I needed a new one. The light no longer flickers on it (not lighting up at all) but I've also noticed that the speed hasn't been changing the past few days that I've used the treadmill. I am sure that means the protector is not protecting at all. So off to buy a new one today.

Today has to be a better day! Maybe I'm wiser? We'll see....
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    1 step back, (well maybe more than just 1 step), will not ruin you. Your NOT the ONLY one that does this.....I've done it too.....
    We just HAVE to learn from the episode and from what you bloged, you definitely have. You can be congratulated for giving away that other roll of cookies, or you'd just might have eaten that as well.
    Even if the "weigh in" goes against you, that's just part of the lesson. Now you've learned what you should do, so start smiling, get back on track and start again. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!

    emoticon on figuring out that treadmill.....those emoticon calories will be gone in no time.
    4178 days ago
    You sound like me. I do live with my dh but as he is totally deaf and watches his tv in the living room and I am in the kitchen (computer, my tv), he can't hear me opening the cabinet or things like that. When the grands are selling for school, I buy but leave the "goodie" with them and don't bring it to our house. That is the only way I can handle it. You stopped after one treat, I end up eating all of them. lol ((HUGS)) Linda Kay
    4178 days ago
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