Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Weigh In Results

Up .5 this week. But pleased nonetheless. It could have been a lot worse!

Quickie Update

This past week has kinda sucked. My coworker is still out, and I'm getting a little crazy at work. Things are NOT calming down as they should. Probably has something to do with our record enrollment this Fall.

I have barely tracked at all. But I think I might show a tiny loss today.

School sucks, as usual.

I'll be back with my weigh in after lunch!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I did my tracking all week and lost 1.5 pounds. I did not really follow the program all that well, but I was much more conscious of snacking and controlled that rather well I think.

I've donated plasma twice, and that went fairly well.

Can't really think of anything esle right now. Life is going along, but there's not really anything abnormal.

Monday, September 15, 2008


So, the university I work for just started a sustainability program this summer. We're doing a great recycling program that is going to save the University a lot of money. Anything paper, and plastics 1 and 2 go into one can in the office. It's fantastic and going well so far. We have one of the largest, if not THE largest, university recycling programs in the country. I'm really proud of what this office is doing for us.

One of the things the Office of Sustainability decided to do, was create a group of like-minded individuals on campus that could serve as an outreach group to the University at large. We'll have monthly meetings where we'll be educated on different aspects of sustainability, and then we'll be able to answer questions from people around campus.

I love to get involved with different programs on campus. Most of my life revolves around this place in one way or another. So I enjoy getting more involved in the campus community and actually meeting people I deal with face-to-face instead of just through phone or e-mail communications.

Anyway, just wanted to share a little about the program.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Starting over

Well, when yesterday's weigh in went so well, I decided to start over in my WW stuff. I've done well on my tracking so far. I went 7 points over and only earned 1 activity point. But considering I made the decision to track and do all that in the middle of the day, I think it was fine. That's what flex points are for anyway! :)
I'm doing much better today. I've gotten hungry now, but I have a lower point supper planned, and fruit at home to snack on since I'm hungry now. I have 9 points left for the day, and I've earned 2 points. It will be 3 by the time I get home.

Today at work has been pretty good. My coworker that had surgery is doing good as well.

I found a recipe on SparkPeople's recipe site for supper. It's Cube Steak, cooked in tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. We had picked up a pack of cube steak last week at the grocery market. We like to hit the 5 for $20 bin and just pick whatever actually looks good. 5 is about all we have room for any way. I don't have everything for this particular receipe, but I can make some changes for what I do have at home, and I think it will be pretty good anyway. I was mostly looking for a starting place anyhow...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WOW, Two posts in a DAY!

Ok, I went to weigh in at lunch. I got to weigh in witht he newbie worker, which as just fine. I generally weigh with the older lady that works there. She was actually the reason I quit attending meetings, but she's grown on me. Anyway, considering I was going at lunch instead of the morning, I was already planning out my rationalization arguement for a gain. Or, if it was a big one, part of the gain. I really expected to have gained 2 pounds. I had actually lost .5!!!! So, naturally I had a not good for me lunch from KFC. I didn't have anything to eat at home since I'm doing my shopping tonight!

Then, I get back to the office and have this incredibly rude e-mail from some student who can't figure out how to "Press 4 for a technician" and wait. Instead she presses EVERY OTHER OPTION and listens to the recordings until she's spent over $5 in long distance charges. And had the nerve to yell at us via e-mail. THEN, we she gets the automated reply to her message to us, she e-mails back complaining about how the messages says the person can always call us if it is a critical problem!!!

Oh well. I'm getting over it now. I answered her question, I hope. If she had sent us her phone number, I would have called her back! But she's not that smart apparently!

Ok. I'm over my grouching. Almost every student I've dealt with this fall has been extremely nice and understanding. So it's no surprise that the angry ones are pretty rough. At least it was an easier morning today than yesterday!!!

One of my favorite authors, Colleen Gleason, is part of a fundraiser for CF. She is also doing a promotion this week, so check out her blog and give her some encouragment!

Things are going alright for me personally. Yesterday at work was pretty tough, but today hasn't been nearly as bad. With my coworker out I've decided to do my Weight Watcher weigh in at lunch until she is back. My center doesn't open until 7:45, and they have been pretty busy the past couple of Wednesday mornings. While I've been known many times to weigh in and get to work before 8, I don't want to risk it with only two people working in the mornings. I really hate weigh in at lunch (messes up my weight!!) but that's ok. It's the long run I'm worried about anyway.

I'm doing good in my classes so far, although I've really got to start working on my Economoics studying. Since I'm not attending the lectures for the next bit (until AFTER the first test!) I really need to be reading and doing problems. But it's boring and I don't want to! LOL

Well, I just wanted to give y'all an update. I think I've read everyone's blogs now, with the exception of a couple of new posts. I didn't leave comments everywhere, but I am reading again. I'm also slowly getting active on SparkPeople again. It's great to be catching on everyone's lives again. I certainly missed A LOT!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Just the Weekend

I've had a fairly easy weekend so far, and somewhat beneficial.

We stayed in last night. I read a book for a little while and did nothing else.

This morning, I stayed home while Josh went to help his parents with some yard work. I did some simple chores around the house and a little studying, although I will have to hit that harder tomorrow. We bought a Clorox ready-mop a few weeks ago, and let me say that it makes mopping a more pleasant task. We only have three small pieces of non-carpet in the apartment, so mopping was always a weird task before.

Josh's parents decided to come into town and take us to eat and to a movie tonight. We went to see Bangkok Dangerous. It was a good movie, although the others weren't pleased with the ending. While I wish it had ended differently, I wasn't really surprised. Or THAT disappointed. It kinda made sense to me.

Also, between eating and movie time we went shopping. I went window-shopping at the local mall with my MIL, something I generally don't do. She's a few sizes smaller than me, so we don't shop the same sections of the store. After a while she decided to take me to Lane Bryant and look for something in my size. I lucked out. She bought me two pair of pants and two tops from the clearance rack! I'll have to take some new pictures pretty soon and post for everyone. I'll do that in one of my new outfits! Also, since I got my hair cut off back in July I haven't taken a decent picture.

Well, I hope that everyone is having a good September so far, and I'm slowly working through my blog list to catch up. Hopefully I'll be able to get that done in a reasonable amount of time!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Weigh In

Well, I had lost 1.5 lbs when I weighed in this morning. That put me back to a .5 lb loss for the year. I have 4 months to lose the 21.5 to my goal for the year, so I had better get started! :)

Today hasn't been too bad considering it was a storm weekend. And I got a new book in the mail today. Dark Curse by Christine Feehan. I've been waiting for this one for a while, and can't wait to get started tonight.

I have my Economics class this afternoon. Hopefully I will be able to stay conscious. I stayed up too late last night! And probably will tonight too since I got this book.

Anyway, I just wanted to update everything here with my latest weight. I think this will help me recommit to my goal for the year. Hope everyone is having a good week!

Monday, September 01, 2008


Well, maybe I'm back. Summer ended up being a little tough at times. And Fall looks like it might be tough, but it's hard to say.

Right now I'm riding out Hurricane Gustav. We certianly haven't gotten hit HARD, but we've had lots of wind, some rain, and a couple of tornado warnings in my area. I haven't had any loss of power, and don't expect to at this point, even if we aren't out of the woods yet. I have seen a few flickers on the cable tv, but I think those were network problems instead of the local cable. Especially since the cable internet hasn't given me any problems.

The University officials decided yesterday not to open for business tomorrow. So I get an extra day off. I'm thrilled by that day off too! I'm nost sure what I will do with it. I should probably do some housework and study. But we'll just have to see how tomorrow goes. I may run into the office for a little bit just to make sure everything is good there. But they expect it to still be a little windy and rainy, so I may not.

On the weight loss front, I'm currently a couple of pounds up for the year. But I'm saying I'm holding steady for the year. I really have to get my butt in gear on that. I've started lossing some of my fitness level. Which is much more important to me than the number the scale says. I'll have to get back to doing more than walking to work and home. I just have to decide what type of program I'm going to do. I might work on that tomorrow.

I have read a few good books since I last posted. I'll have to post some reviews in the near future. Maybe that will get me back in the habit of posting here. Sorry to have run off on everyone! Hope y'all have been haivng a good year (I've been slacking on reading too!) and I'm going to try and get back in the habit of posting at least a couple of times a week.

For those who might be in Gustav's path, or Hanna's, stay safe!


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