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Monthly Archives: April 2006

Feeling less green…

I am feeling better but I will still stay home and get the things done in the house that I wanted to get done. I was able to put up the wind chime that I got for 4 bucks this morning. Of course there is no wind just because I put it up. I got stuck on the chair there for a minute. I looked a hot mess standing on a chair holding a wind chime. People were passing by and staring at me but no one stopped to see why this woman with her hair all fugged up was standing on a chair in front of her house holding a wind chime. Finally I just said a short prayer and jumped (hoping I didn’t break anything) so all is well.
My sister in law was making fun of me saying that she would need glasses to come in my house because I am cleaning. Apparently she thinks that I will have it all bright and shiny. I think that will happen since I have been irritated with the house for a minute now. It is slowly getting back to the way that I want it to be. I suspect it is the children messing it up because I am picking up everything that belongs to them. They will be surprised when they come home because everything that is down here will be in their rooms. I could throw it outside, but that would make the outside look ghetto. I have to thank my friend Rebecca for my cleaning fits. That woman had a beautiful house. I am mirroring her. Thanks Rebecca for helping me see the light on how easy it is to keep a clean house. My Mother helped as well…I think she is being channeled as well.
THE WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL HERE! This is one of the perks of living in Arizona. I am feeling slightly guilty about staying home. At least in Germany it was cloudy most days and I could make myself feel bad. But the sun is shining and there is ZERO humidity. I think I will want to stay here forever.
The clothes are almost done and I have to get them folded. Coming back later. It feels great to not have to battle the teens for some time on the computer. 😀

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…and feeling kinda green. I decided that I had to have Wendy’s last night and now I am paying for it this morning. This works out for me because I also have some chores to do around the house that have been ignored because I am working full time. So I will take something and try to knock out the things that have been annoying me for a while now. I will be back when I am feeling less greenish…
Later!

Running Around…

I have been running around like a chicken all morning.  I was about to call out sick because I just need to get my laundry done.  I am glad that I didn’t.  This whole morning has been spent running around trying to get a potluck prepared for an employee that is leaving.  The thing is…everyone has forgotten or assumed that someone else would contribute.  We were going to have a potluck with no food. Sheesh!  So I had to go into Super Secretary mode and make this thing happen.  I also had to take care of the Food Inspectors that work here in the store.  They are soldiers and they call themselves “Vets”.  You would think that they wouldn’t be afraid of speaking to the Public.  Umm…nope.  They are the most backwards group of soldiers that I have ever seen.  It takes a special breed of person to be able to deal with the customers of this Commissary.  Most of them are older, retired and grouchy beyond belief.   I am used to it, but they don’t deal with the public like I do…so they back away like crabs in uniform when they have to deal with them, and it is kind of funny to see.

I talked to my Momma last night and it was great to hear from her.  She sent The Girl a card with some money for her birthday.  I thought that was nice and we were talking about calling her when the phone rang.  It was Momma, she has a knack for calling when we are thinking about her.  It sometimes is eerie. My grandmother is sick so I am glad I heard from her.  I also called my Daddy to see how she is doing.  Your prayers would be welcome, because Grandma isn’t doing so well.  I got the mandatory guilt trip from Ma since I haven’t called her in a while.  I couldn’t remember where I put her number for the life of me.  This time I made a point of putting the number in my phone.  Now I have no excuse for not calling…so being called a heifer will be warranted the next time.

I helped my Sister in Law with her house this weekend.  The Army has strict cleaning policies when you are leaving housing, so I helped her get ready for the cleaning team to inspect and quote her a price.  If you do not hire a cleaning team here, you will not pass inspection.  The price that was quoted was beyond ridiculous, but it was the cheapest price so far.  Now I am wondering why I didn’t go and take the class…get on the list…and become a cleaning team myself.  They make mega money here and it seems the people who hire them are willing to pay the price to get away from the aggravation of having the clear quarters.  I am now thinking about getting on the list and doing houses over the weekend.  This is definitely something that I need to look into while the Husband is in Iraq.  My weeks will fly by if I am doing this.  Once I get the information…I will see if this is something that I want to do.  I know that it is work…I have a friend that used to do it.  But the money is making it attractive…

I have lost a grand total of 10 pounds last week. This week will not be so much, but it is nice to not feel bloated.  I know that the majority of the weight was water weight and the fact that it was my time of the month.  I always gain before, but this time it wasnt that much and the pain wasnt that bad.  The joy of low carb! No extreme cramps.  I love that I am able to wear some clothes that were just impossible for me to wear last year.  I am wearing a skirt that last year would be strangling me.  I had a hate/hate relationship with me clothes.  They hated me and I hated them, but I couldn’t afford to buy new clothes.  This posed a problem because I also couldn’t stop eating and gaining weight.  I am glad that I didn’t decide to buy lots of trendy European fashions because I would really look out of place right now.  I am still in the same boat…I have the clothes, I cannot afford to buy new ones, but at least they fit me and I look good in them. The party was okay, I am glad that I was able to get something in there because the food was lacking.  I got a chance to eat some great low carb foods, the meat department brought meat of course, and someone brought some chicken wings.  I have gotten really good with my eating, but of course there were people there trying to shove food (cake, cherry cobbler, cookies, corn chips) in front of me saying stuff like You are so good.  It is not that I am goodI like fitting the clothes that I am fitting and reallyI have no desire for those foods anymore.  I just dont want them.  It is one of the benefits of being low carb, after a while you dont need will power to resist the bad foods because the desire to eat them is just gone.  All you need to do is get through the first 4 days of the strict phase (and that is all low carb plans) and then the cravings just disappear along with the hunger.  I am getting lots of comments on my weight.  How skinny I am and how I should stop losing.  I just nod and tell them okay, but continue on with my plan.  There was one girl that was powerfully pissed at me when she found out how much I weigh.  She weighs about 6 pounds more than me but she is at least three sizes bigger than I am.  She has the same medical condition that I do (hypothyroid) and she sporadically works out.  The difference??  I am low carb and she is still a slave to low fat/low calorie.  Because of my lifestyle and eating plan (I work out with weights and eat high protein< /I>) I am in 8, 9,10,11s (depends on who makes the clothes) and she is still in 16/18.  The inches lost and the muscle gained really makes a difference in the size clothes that you wear.  That is why I am not hung up on what the scale says.  It is still nice to see a lower number, but the smaller sizes are what counts.  Anywayshe was upset and started in on how I should start to eat like she does and Did I know that I will stall and HAVE to eat carbs again to lose the weight??  Whatever.  I eat carbs.  I dont eat the shitty ones.  I got a little pissed and wanted to tell her that what she is doing is not workingso why get on my case.  I didnt.  I dont believe in trying to make people convert to the low carb high protein way of life.  I just let them notice my results and only if they ask I tell them what I am doing.  It makes no sense for me to say anything because as soon as low carb passes from my lips I see the glazed look in their eyes and I know that they are not listening anyway.  So I scarcely argue anymoreI just say what I am doing and dont elaborate unless they ask.  But dont judge me to my face.  Keep your comments to yourself.

I do have laundry to do when I get homeI also have teenagers so the computer may be in use.  I will try to get online so I can catch up on all my friends blogs.  I do pay the bills in that house and it would be nice for me to make use of the computer every now and again.

I will be back later

 

WATER OR COKE?

I know I posted this one beforebut I thought I would dig it out again.  I am literally addicted to Coke Zero.  I just bought a 12 pack this weekend and it is almost gone.  It is either me or the kids drinking this stuff like it is going out of style.  I guess I just need to see this again in writing.  I am kicking ass on my plan.  Do I dare think that I will one day fit into a 7 again?? 😀

This is really an eye opener…Water or Coke?
We all know that water is important but,
I’ve never seen it written down like this before.
WATER
1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so
weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s
metabolism as much as 3%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger
pains for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a
University of Washington study.
5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses
of water a day could significantly ease back and
joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy
short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and
difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a
printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the
risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the
risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less
likely to develop bladder cancer.
And now for the properties of COKE:
1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol
carries two gallons of coke in the truck to remove
blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and
it will be gone in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into
the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one
hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke
removes stains from vitreous China.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub
the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap
aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals:
Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble
away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked
in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into
the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and
bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished,
remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix
with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke
into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run
through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help
loosen grease stains.
9. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
For Your Info:
1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.
Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones
and is a major contributor to the rising increase in
osteoporosis.
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the
commercial truck must use the Hazardous material
place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of coke have been using it to
clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
Now the question is, would you like a coke or a glass
of water?
Have A Great Day and Share It With Others

Grr…

Organic foods.  Grr!  Everywhere I go I am unable to locate low carb but Ii can get a shitload of organic foods.  Just because it is organic doesnt make it a diet type food.  A person can get fat off organic foods.  Anyway, I am irritated because I was able to get my Atkins Foods from this very Commissary and at a great price.  Now I find out that they are phasing out my Bake Mix.  This stuff kept me good whenever I wanted Fried Chicken.  Nobody would know when I used the mix (they couldnt tell the differenceit was that good) and I was able to enjoy dinner with the family without guilt.  I am about to order a case of my beloved Bake MixI am hoping it will keep because it is 7.99 a can.  That is considered cheap because the website is charging 11.99

AnywayIt is busy here today.  The Brats Sale is a hit, just like I told the SGT in charge.  I know soldiers.  They are HUNGRY and if there is a chance for them to get lunch on the cheap they will be there.  I hope this is a success for the B.O.S.S. program.  The last fund raiser that they put on only netted $100.00.  I was even able to contribute to the cause.the Brats are on 2 grams of carbs each without the bun.  I had two and now my tummy is killing me.  I guess being in ketosis is helping that one out, I am barely hungry.  I lost two pounds since yesterday and I am aiming for 12 by the end of next week.  I know that may never happen, but it is good to shoot for that goal.  Tonight I am Walking Away the Pounds (hopefully with my daughter and K) so I am hoping to lose some of the bloat that I was picking up.  I will not drink anything in the next two weeks so I am hoping the loss will be a good one. 

I have to mail off some documents, I will be back later

Curses!!

Wouldnt you know it??  I get a complement and then this little on lady comes by with a box of Worlds Finest Chocolate trying to help raise money for her grandsons band.  I love WFCit is the best stuff next to Cadburys.  I bought a bar but ended up breaking the bar up into pieces and leaving it on the counter.  The people in this store are hungry so I am sure the candy will be gone in no time.

We are having a Brats Sale today.  The Single Soldiers are trying to raise money and we are helping them.  There is this big truck that is actually a grill parked outside the building.  I was just informed that I may be cooking or something like that.  I am not dressed to grill anythingI am the fecking secretary and I have to draw the line somewhereI am not going to go outside and BBQ anything!

I have some things to take care of

Later!

How Nice!!

So this morning I am on a mission to find a water fountain that works and a co-worker of mine told me this:

Dont lose any more weight. I was likeHuh?? She says again…”Dont lose any more weight!” Me being the person that I am ask herWhy not?? I am thinking something is looking wrong…she then tells me…

If you lose any more weight the doors wont open for you. Seriously, you look GREAT! I guess this will help me continue what I am doing. Looking good will be my revenge. I refuse to let myself look like shit…for any reason …

Brain Dump…

Just need to dump the contents of the Brain.  I think I took too many fat burners so now I am hyper like a muther.  Easter was nice.  I was able to spend the Holiday with family.  It was much better than it was last year when things were beyond tense with me.  I think I will take the two weeks that I have of me time to really get intense with the exercising.  My husband is away on a field problem so I can pretty much focus on what I need to do to feel better.   I dont drink when he isnt around so this will be a great detox for me.  The reason behind NOT drinking when he isnt around is because in Germany I was a Borderline (IF NOT A FULL FLEDGED) Alcoholic.  I gained massive weight and I wasnt pleasant to be around.  The more I drank the more I wanted.  My kids deserve better than thatso no drinking if I am alone.

The Girl is mad again.  This morning it was the battle of my hair is stupid.  Now people, there is nothing wrong with the childs hair.  It doesnt lay against her head like her friends because she doesnt have pin-straight spider web hair.  If she wants to devote an hour of I hate my hair every morning, I suggested to her that she wake up earlier.  I have to be in at work by 0730, and waiting until 0715 to ask me for help with her hair just isnt cutting it.  Also, she is concerned with these little girls that keep making fun of her and her hair.  They are calling her Prince.  I explained to my daughter that they are jealous that they do not have hair like she does.  These young female hatchlings have what my Momma (and me for that matter) call Nappy hair.  They need to relax their hair on a monthly basis just to keep it from curling up on their scalp.  My daughter is a mixture of Black/Hispanic,  so she is fair skinned and she has this beautiful thick hair that will never need a relaxerever.  They tell her that she isnt dark enough to be considered black and that her hair isnt black hair.  They are calling her names because they WISH they could get a hair cut and have their hair fall and look the way my daughters does.  I knowtrying to explain the jealousy thing to a hormonal 13-year old is an exercise in futility.  But I still tryI still get the hysteria every morning, and I still feel like a crappy Mother because I didnt make myself late for work.  The Child moves like Pond Water in the morning, it is amazing that she makes the bus every day.   This evening I am planning on hijacking the child and washing her hair for her.  I will deep condition it, blow dry it and straighten it with the flat iron.  I hope this will stave off the Tuesday edition of I Hate My Hair.

I found a penny (heads up) this afternoon, so I picked it up.  Now I am wondering if heads up is a good luck thing or if I should have left it be.  I will find out later if I have bad luck following me.  At least I am a penny richer.  😀

Tonight will be a date with Leslie Sansome and Walk Away the Pounds.  Si
nce I haven
t done the workout in a minute I will only walk two miles.  I may be able to get The Girl to do it with me.  The Girl also has the daily episode of I Am Fat”…every day.  Every single day I am hearing the child (who is 52, weighs 115 pounds and wears a size 5 or 7) telling me that she is this humongous fat body.  I  TRY to get her to understand that she is number 1NOT CAUCASION…her friend is white and she weighs about 90 pounds.  She is so skinny and underdeveloped you can see through hernumber 2my child has started her period on she is developing a figure (while her friend has not started to develop at all) and number 3she has a BOOTY ( I ask her to refer to number 1 for the reason)The Girl hates her butt.  There is nothing that I can do about her having a J-LO booty.  The Child stole my behind while I was sleeping, that is why I dont have the butt I used to have.  I stress to my daughter that she is not fat, and that she should be PROUD of the curves that she was blessed with.  Of course this is a frustrating conversation.  I tell her to exercise with me, she tells me later, then she turns around and says that she is fat.  So tonight, before the hair washing hijacking I will make her walk with me.  I will probably have to threaten her with a gunbut at least she will get the exercise in and maybe stop whining about things that she really has no control over.

I have more to dumpit has been a busy month for me and I have to get this crap out of my system so my Chi will be balanced, but I am at work.  Since I am at work I have to get my desk in order and have some paperwork signed.  I will be online this evening after the workout and hair washing event. 

So for nowlater!

My Space??

I just started to get the hang of the “blogging” thing and now there is something called myspace.com. I checked it out and I can honestly say that it looks like it is a pain in the ass. I guess as I am getting older my attention span is not what it used to be. Both my kids have a myspace address. I checked out my son’s (that child is truly special. He likens himself to being a THUG…one with Reynold’s Wrap on his teeth) and I couldn’t understand what the hell he wrote. I am also assuming that writing phonetically instead of using the proper spelling is something that is considered cool?? Why is that? To me it looks like the person cannot spell. Anyway…I think I will stay in my little blogging world. At least I can understand what I am reading when I visit a site. Once I go home, I will look up the address and you guys can look at the website he built. Let me know if you understand what he wrote. Just ignorant. A SERIOUS Linkin Park intervention is looming near for that child…I mean it!

Lordy…

Okay I said that I have a headache…now I am feeling hot. Not hot in the amorous sense…but it is hot in here hot. I cannot seem to get cool…then suddenly I am feeling chilly. Could it be a cold. One of those nasty virus thingy that is floating around Post?? I bet it is…and this time I actually have the sick leave to cover being sick. I need to pay us tomorrow so i think I will be taking a half day…after I am paid.
Since I am feverish…
My brother and K were over one day and we were talking about alternative religions. Not sure how it came up (maybe the fact that Isaac Hayes left South Park because they made fun of Scientology…what a HYPOCRITE). Anyway…we started talking about one religion and K says: They are a little out there…they worship the number 7. Huh?? I was stunned. I was trying to think about how people could worship a number. All that came to mind was the School House Rock shows or the Kid’s show the Electric Company. Morgan Freeman was on it (useless information, I could be on Jeopardy) The image of Rita Moreno (she was on it too, more useless information…is my age showing?? Please someone tell me they remember The Electric Company…) yelling “HEY YOU GUYS!!!” and then the pastor comes out wearing a robe with a giant number number 7 (like the Ebay commercials for “it”) singing songs about seven and zero being his hero. It gets worse…two people behind a white screen…all you see is their silhouette and they are going : SE….VEN….then say SEVEN! together (just like in the Electric Company). Anyway…I know that it’s messed up that these images came to mind. It isn’t intolerance…it was just me being silly. I can’t say a word about Scientology because I am afraid that I will get sued…so the Seven people is what I am writing about. And I am still fighting these silly assed images in my head. We are having a semi intelligent conversation about the whole thing …My Brother and K are SUPER SMART (they LIKE doing homework)….suddenly my husband who was quiet throughout this whole thing says and I quote:
“Why are you guys saying anything?? We worship a “T” so we aren’t in any position to say anything about the seven people.”
It was silent in the room…then we all started to giggle. It is a shame. I will probably go to Hell for that one. But I can always blame the fact that I am a silly ass woman. And I will blame this post on the fact that I have a fever…
I am going to drink some Nyquil…
G’nite folks!