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I miss you guys

Thursday, February 25, 2010

yup - I do! Have to make this short & sweet.
I'm still here but still playing catch up from vacation in my real world because vacations are not really vacations in my world, if you know what I mean - if not, i'll explain later...in the meantime, I'm just going to say that a woman's work is NEVER done and SO underappreciated it's NOT EVEN FUNNY. Ugh....I can say that at this moment because I'm waiting for a tow because our workhorse truck won't start & I'm waiting for a tow from AAA...in the middle of my busy workday that I had to leave in order to get it to the shop. I have so much stuff to do at work it's not even funny. and don't forget school...I have chem to do this week still, which was supposed to be at my lunchhour today, but that is now taken up by the repair shop. Ugh again. OK - vent is over.

Hey, if you are a guy and you read this....make sure you give your woman and BIG GINORMOUS HUG and say "THANK YOU for EVERYTHING" and mean it, because, guess what? we do a billion more things in a day that you cannot even comprehend, all behind the scenes and without thanks and we never get any credit sometimes. We are the glue that binds your world in safety, security , and order, and if you had to juggle all of this crap, you'd go dizzy and have an anxiety attack! And don't even tell us you cleaned the house or cooked a meal...what do you want - a metal? a parade? gimme a break

Ok - now the vent is over...I need a vacation

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FULLOFFAITH 3/16/2010 6:14PM

    This is a late response but I have to say AMEN......

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YAMINOKODOMO 2/25/2010 3:59PM

    Amen sista!!! lol I totally know how you feel! I do a lot of cleaning now that I am living with my boyfriend.... it annoys me to NO end! lol I am like I just cleaned that!?!?!?

I hope tomorrow tomorrow is a better day!!!

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SUCHAHOOT 2/25/2010 1:31PM

    Oh my gosh! Too funny! I'm thinking that's not what you're thinkin though! Sorry about the truck. I completely missed this blog. Been waiting for you to get back to it. YOu'll make it with the school work too. You're tough. Hey, I appreciate ya if that counts for anything...

Take a breath & don't wait for tomorrow to begin a new day...it's still early enough to do it right now.

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TASOGAREBAN 2/25/2010 11:43AM

    LMAO! The vent was over twice in your blog. I'm..not a guy but I do appreciate the women in my life and I do appreciate the fact that I have no kids at the moment because it still means it's all about me. Gotta take care of me before I take care of anyone else, right?

Whatever the case, we miss you TOO! You've been so quiet and absent and whenever I go to my sparkpage I see your pic in my friends and I'm like, "Where did she goooooo?" lol!

Still hope you're doing ok though! Remember to take a second and BREATHE!

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Just an update...

Friday, February 05, 2010

Hey all....I feel the need to update today, so here it goes....be prepared, this is RANDOM! LoL

On work: one word....UGH. I've had a negative week here and there production wise...this was one of them...and my dad has gotten a bad cold, so he doesn't want to work. I'm canceling the day tomorrow b/c of the snow coming...why pay staff to come in for only a few people. Oh well.....tis the biz. I did, however, announce to my coworkers about me going back to school....the office closing/retirement announcement, has been put off for another 3 months and we will go to the end of the year, so we still have plenty of time to break the news to everyone....my dad isn't ready to tell them he is retiring and I'm not about to do it for him....he's a big boy, it's his life...he can do it.

On school: FINALLY got everything up and running....bought a new computer JUST for school and installed an extra browser after much technical nonsense and now all is well. I am slowly figuring out the bio lab (Which is SO cool) and I still have to install the chem lab. I took 2 quizes and got only 1 wrong on each of them....not to shabby for a rusty, old fart! LOL But seriously, I always loved school and science, and it's neat to show my kids some new stuff too. Hubby has been great letting me figure things out and has been very supportive, as usual...gotta love him!

On mainatenance: an up on the scale week, leads to tracking once again, and that in turn leads to feeling better overall....last weeks period and full moon really had me bloated and heavy feeling, so i counteracted that nonsense with exercise and tracking...the result was a 135 on the scale. Don't hate me.....I'm sure it's a fluke, but in the meantime, I can say I'm in the healthy BMI index! LOL I can't even recall that number in my life...ever, so it was kinda nice to see.

On hubby: hubby has had a lot of anxiety issues over the last year....we're contributing it to a mid-life crisis!! LoL....seriously tho, he's seen the doc and everything, and he is in fine health, a little overwieght, but that is all. So a year ago, he cut back on eating and salt a bit...dropped from 210 to 204 and maintained that for a year. A new bout of "whatever" has him watching what he eats...overeating causes him to feel ill, which then makes him 'mental' - so he's stopped the overeating part, and lost a few more pounds in the meantime. I'm proud of him for realizing this on his own. I started my weightloss journey in the same way, and that is why I AVOID a lot of foods now - they make me sick, so I'm happy for him...he's eating to live and not living to eat. He's about 200 now...I'm sure it's going to go lower if he keeps this pattern up.

On me & hubby: Some one asked me the other day: How does you husband like the new you? So I asked him this morning....I can tell you this for sure - he's always loved me for me and so it is a non-issue as far as we are concerned....we met when I was 190. So his answer was thought out and he said, "Well, you are going to do what you are going to do to feel the best you can and I support that - as for your body, I miss "the girls" a bit but you have other parts to enjoy even more now." Hahaha.....he's so funny. So there you go, whoever asked the question - it's straight from the horse's mouth! emoticon

A patient at the office who hadn't seen me in 2 years first asked if I was "OK and not sick" and then said, "well, he passed the husband test" - which I kinda thought was rude to say, especially about my husband that she doesn't know. I smiled sweetly and just "haha yes'd" her....ick, people are so dumb sometimes...like if you are heavy you have to stay that way forever. dummy. Just a pet peeve that had to be aired...I'm done.

I will say this...the ladies at the office said that I was thinner than my middle sister now...which is kinda hard to believe becuase remember, I AM the fat sister...but the last time they saw her, she was a little on the heavier side for her. There are just some things that are hard to absorb, and one of them is the self image that we have in our head. Facebook had a "find your celebrity Doppleganger" profile pic going on...weird to even search for someone with a thinner face, I automatically think 'heavy' in my head....even a year and a half later. Anyway, my point was here somewhere...oh yeah, the weightloss thing is a weird thing to comprehend, no matter what size or shape you are. There is a lot of mental work that goes into this, aside from the physical "calorie in-calorie out equation". I like the "Biggest Loser" a lot because it touches on those points a lot.

Anyway...time to get the kids to the busstop...time to babysit and do lots of other things too. Told you this was random, I never lie...well, not NEVER, but you get my drift emoticon


Oh oh oh - before I forget! I saw this woman on QVC pushing a nutrition scale - a mom of 3 who's story was that she had worked out and worked out and lost 10 pounds and then stopped losing weight....until she started concentrating on tracking her food and her portion size and how she found that NUTRITION is such an important part of her weightloss...which incidently she pointed out she lost another 40 POUNDS by watching her nutrition intake while doing her normal exercise routine. Just something I wanted to share with everyone....food for thought!

NOW GET TRACKING!!!
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OAKBORN 3/16/2010 10:41AM

    Hang in there girl! Congrats on the good grades!

Your hubby sounds lot like mine... love & support as long as I am happy. Good Man!!

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FULLOFFAITH 2/5/2010 6:45PM

    Thanks for the update Annie, Always such a pleasure reading your blogs.

I give you cudos for going back to school with Kids and a hubby and all the other things that women do emoticon.

I love the hubbies answer emoticon

Lisa

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HEALTH4LYFE 2/5/2010 11:06AM

    Thanks for the update. Even though your thoughts may be random, it makes me feel as if you are sharing so much of yourself in terms of what's going on in your life. And then I feel more a part of it. Thank you for that! Hope you have a great day. Stay safe in the snow. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TASOGAREBAN 2/5/2010 11:02AM

    Hmm...bio and chem...not my best subjects but mostly because I was cutting class left and right during those times. It's usually that way, that if you like a subject you're going to be better at teaching it than even teachers just because you get how it works, you're going to put it into words so that a student can better understand and if you're teaching it to your kids chances are they'll grasp it better than having it taught at school because you also know your kids better than teachers will. So you'll know what to use to explain it to your kids so they can understand it and even enjoy the subject.

I just rambled for absolutely no reason. I...don't know why. Anyhoo!

As for hubby, LOL, good answer. He seems like a very understanding and very good man. :)

I'm very INCREDIBLY jealous of you because I'm TRYING to get to 135 (which was my comfortable weight for many years after I came back from Tampa in the beginning of the the 2000s) and then once I'm through 135 my next goal is 132 so I can go back to that low weight I had three years ago the first time I busted my a$$ working out and eating right. Then from there it's straight to 125 baby!

Anyways, have a good day lady! ;)

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SASSYSACY 2/5/2010 10:24AM

    I can always appreciate your honestly and straightforwardness. So many people are not that way it's very refreshing.

Tracy

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SUCHAHOOT 2/5/2010 10:05AM

    It sounds like everyone is perking right along. GREAT work on your school stuff. That is just awesome!
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YAMINOKODOMO 2/5/2010 9:51AM

    lol you have had a busy week missy! But all postivies :) Good job on going back to school, I always thought it was amazing for someone to go to school for science just because I was never really good at science and always kinda found it difficult. ESPECIALLY chem. I think my teachers passed me out of pity..

Its always nice to have a supportive hubby, and I think yours is great for being there for you. lol Love his answer that he give to you.

As for him getting into getting healthier, cudos for him!

Keep up the good work! And good luck with the school and job situation :)

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DWEXCEL 2/5/2010 8:38AM

    OMG, the lady on QVC might be me......ha ha ha

Donna

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Bootstraps, baby, bootstraps

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hey all....thanks for all of the support when I stressed blogged last night....I felt better, but that feeling of "OMG LIFE STINKS" was still hovering even today...but as I always say, "Knowing is half the battle" and over the years on Spark, I've learned a lot about my moods and myself, and usually, my TOM and the full moon reek HAVOC on my psyche and stress levels. It usually happens every calendar quarter that I just LOSE MY MIND emoticon and the proof is in the pudding...I can trace back blogs and other entries as to my nuttiness too...another reason I highly recommend blogging ;)

SO here is what I did today to break the FUNK...

I walked to work

in the snow

and it felt SO good to be out in the open air, snow stinging my eyes, my iPod in my ears.

WHY today? Well, after knowing me, myself and I for the last 2 years (yes, I found me during this time period)...I knew I had to do SOMETHING. I might STILL feel like I want to kill someone, but at least I will have expended some of that energy in a positive way...and it might help me destress a bit in the process.

~~~~sidenote: stressful patient from yesterday just walked in the door asking for an adjustment and the Doc is busy, & I pleasantly told her to come back in the afternoon....see, I didn't rip her head off...that is progress for today - ROFL!!!!~~~~~~~

Here's another thing that my subconscious was stressing about....waiting for EMAILs stresses me out...yup, they do...especially when it comes to my courses. I was waiting on 2 emails to just START my 2 courses, and I was just about to email them as to what was going on when I got one last night...the organic chem course, which I am telling you right now, I'm already projecting ickiness because the book reads like hieroglyphs, and I'm SUPER rusty in chem. Hmmm...I wonder if the have an "Organic Chemistry for Dummies" book out there? (Gonna have to google that one now.) But I digress.....

Anyway.....sometimes, the best thing to do is grab those bootstraps, pull yourself back up, and change your course of action/mindset/energy flow and see what happens. What is the worse thing that can happen really? not much...but a lot can be affected by just changing an x-factor or variable in your life.

  
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JENSHAWN 2/3/2010 10:30AM

    Just keep on keepin on! What else is there?!

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SUZYWM 1/29/2010 3:38PM

    Your attitude just makes me smile! Great job handling your stress - I'm more of a medicate with caramel kind of gal, which of course led me to need SP . . .

Call on the troops for tutoring if you need help with the organic chem - there's usually someone somewhere who'd like to help. My sons got me through algebra (30 years after high school algebra!).

Hope you have a de-stressing weekend!

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DWEXCEL 1/28/2010 10:00PM

    OMG It is so amazing how sometimes things seem sooooooo bad, and overwhelming, then the next day they seem like they were no big deal. In fact, sometimes, you wonder how you could have even felt that way.
Oh well, life does serve us up some pretty interesting twists and turns.

Take care,
Luv ya,
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HEALTH4LYFE 1/28/2010 9:43PM

    You were already on your way to turning the whole experience around when you blogged yesterday. I knew it would only take a short bit of time. Congrats! Glad you are getting some of your to do list out of the way. My DH is a pharmacist, so if you really need help in organic chemistry, I may be able to convince him. He went to St. John's in Queens, so we have some contacts up there too. Take care. emoticon

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SLHOLT11 1/28/2010 9:35PM

    Way to turn it around! That's awesome. I too have to sometimes go walk around the building or I will say something to someone I shouldn't. It is amazing what the cold outside air does to calm you down and put your mind back to normal. lol

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IAMLION 1/28/2010 7:28PM

    You are super cool!! That walk did you a good deed emoticon
Hope tomorrow is an even better day! After all, it will be FRIDAY!!!! emoticon

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SUCHAHOOT 1/28/2010 3:13PM

    Great job turning it around...as usual!

I'm sure you'll do great with your courses. I bet you'll feel better once you get going.

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YAMINOKODOMO 1/28/2010 2:10PM

    I am definitely going to try and do what your doing cause my mood right now is what yours was yesterday lol Good job making an effort to change that attitude! I give you props! lol

Just keep smiling and you shall get through the rest of the day just fine!

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TASOGAREBAN 1/28/2010 1:07PM

    You know how they say you have a situation and you can attack it one of two ways with completely different outcomes??

Yeah, I like your way and your outcome. ;)

Can't help you on the moon thing though, LOL! Or the TOM really...mine is coming as well!

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SASSYSACY 1/28/2010 11:04AM

    GirlI love your positive attitude! Way to brush yourself off and get back on!

I am watching myself to see how that full moon affects me, I hope that someday (and hopefully in the near future) I will better learn myself.

Have a super day and keep smiling!

Tracy

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Oh yes, I did...the deep frier confessional

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I DEEP FRIED TONIGHT emoticon

OMG - the SparkGods just smote me with FIRE and BRIMSTONE for THAT one!!

But seriously....how many times, does one reeeeeaally deep fry at home these days? Let me re-phrase this one: How many times should we really give in to the deep frier in our lives?

We all know it's not a good thing, but there are just SOME things in life that it is just a necessity...well, at least for me, it's once every 2 years....mainly buffalo chicken wings. Tonight was a special treat...one of my best friends from high school came over last night bearing gifts: homemade Filipino eggrolls from his mom - how could I NOT break out that deep frier!?!?!

Anywho...hubby was out at a football gathering (Sorry Jets fans....my condolensces) and it was getting late, so I decided to get going on the frier. NEVER have I EVER done this...and honestly, it was the simplest thing I have ever done in my life! It was FUN even!! ROFL I set it up outside too, so that the oil wouldn't stink up the house too much. hubby came home just in time to throw the wingees in for me while I made some ginger/scallion sauce for the eggrolls.

They were SO yummy emoticon I was a piggy too and ate 4 of them! emoticon Most of my buds know I don't eat the fried stuff...ever, but this was a special case. Yes, you are hearing the justification slip from my subconsious, through the keys and onto the screen right now...another thing I rarely do! ROFL Hey, I'm human...it happens!! emoticon

I will tell you one thing...tomorrow is a detox day...my usual Monday ritual of water water water (like I EVER not do that one) and yogurt and fruits & veggies. It's all about balance....which is one of the reasons for my deep frier confessional!

Keep balance and fun in your lives. It's such a hard thing to do, especially when you are under the weather, or stressed, or at a special occassion, or undertaking a new challenge. Spice things up and give things a whirl, but keep in mind that there will be the detox days to follow with a healthy dose of moderation....well, until the next time. emoticon

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OAKBORN 3/16/2010 10:37AM

    How well I get the deep fried phobia. My weakness is deep fried green beans from TGI Fridays and egg rolls are up there too.

But as you said, once in a while is okay... just not all the time. Just like that slice of cake or whatever
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YAMINOKODOMO 1/26/2010 8:09PM

    you making me hungry... lol We are all allowed to have a cheat day and it sounds like you had an awesomely yummy cheat day! lol

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DWEXCEL 1/26/2010 7:28AM

    Hey girl....you get to do that.....once in a while. It's when you do it everyday that it's a real problem.

Don't beat yourself up. You deserve a little fun, and a little treat with your friend, every once in a while.

Moderation is OK.

Take care,
Donna

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TASOGAREBAN 1/25/2010 7:10AM

    OMG!!!

*unfriends*

R>LOL! Hey lady we are all allowed. You got the right mindset though. Monday and back to it. I'm trying to wrap my head around that right now but my eyes haven't fully snapped open yet, LOL! But those chicken wings and eggroll do sound mighty good right now over my cold cereal and banana...

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KACOPHANI 1/24/2010 9:09PM

    I love the fried stuff... which is why, when we moved, I left my frier behind. I sure do miss him sometimes. Sigh.

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HEALTH4LYFE 1/24/2010 9:06PM

    Sounds like life and a healthy dose of realism. Hope you enjoyed them and that your digestive tract doesn't make you pay in the next 8-12 hours. emoticon

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Boredom eater/whiny pants

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Oh yes.....boredom is BAD.

Boredom means that I'm sick of the computer and I really have nothing to search for and FB is boring there (no offense people)...and I am sick of watching the family play SuperMario & MarioKart (it is the only time the kids are aloud to play - the weekend) and/or the Disney channel and/or ESPN.

Ugh.

I KNOW what you will say...go on the treadmill. Well..NO, I don't want to. emoticon so there! You can't make me! emoticon

Geez...I sound like a twit, but we're going out to dinner tonight & I'm in lazy mode & I don't want to re-shower...even tho my hair looks like crud and could use a redo of the 'do. emoticon

huh.....maybe I will go on the tread afterall...I can kill a few birds with one stone....exercise & shower & badhair & badmood....SPLAT - all done at one time....and NO boredom eating.

It's sounding VEEERRRY tempting.

Kids are starting to whine about "what's for dinner for us if you are going out?" I can escape now and get it in before the big whining starts.....even MORE tempting now.

That's it....I'm going to the basement and hitting the treadmill.

See how blogging works? I love blogging....sometimes it just great to vent it out and WHALLAH! a change of mood, just from words on a page! screen.....whatever...

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KACOPHANI 1/24/2010 9:07PM

    Go, you!

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JENSHAWN 1/24/2010 7:40PM

    I am glad you talked youself into exercising:}

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CARRAND 1/23/2010 7:40PM

    I had my hair done today and had lunch out with my husband. I ordered a nice lunch, but only ate about 1/3 of it because the portions were huge. So I felt pretty good when we got home. Then I walked on the treadmill and felt even better!

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SLHOLT11 1/23/2010 6:01PM

    You go girl!! I'm battling the same dilema right now...work out or veg, work out or veg.....hmmm.

I think I will work out! Reading your blog made up my mind for me. lol

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 1/23/2010 5:44PM

    WTG on walking the treadmill! Much better than mindless snacking!

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ANNIEONLI 1/23/2010 5:10PM

    Oh...I did a mile for 15 minutes...and the jumped off and did some weights...stil NOT in the mood, but glad I did it anyway...WHAT is with today??

Sushi...all will be fixed with sushi and dinner tonight with hubby & friend...8pm is TOTALLY ridiculous, but I'll take what I can get from this long distance friend's cramped time schedule!!!!! What we do for the one's we love!! Hehehe

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TASOGAREBAN 1/23/2010 4:50PM

    DO IT DO IT DO IT!

I hope you did it because I KNOW working out gets me out of my funk. And I never knew it would do it but my eyes have been opened and I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!!

Wow I just got preachy...my bad!

If I felt nasty and bored I would either have showered (I love showers, hee!) or worked out and THEN showered. I can usually find something to do! ;)

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