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This weeks focus

Monday, April 21, 2014

This week I will focus on:

getting the sugar back out of my diet, it's creaping back in because I'm not paying close attention.

drinking good for me liquids and no more diet sodas, which have also found their way back into my life. Kicking those out again too. I've had more in the past 2 weeks than I've had probably in the last 6 months or more. No More.

planning for a weekend away from home and will make conscious decisions not to indulge in everything that comes my way. I'm SURE most restaurants offer salads and healthier entrees. I will make every effort to stay on the good side of nutrition.

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CTUPTON 4/23/2014 6:47AM

    I came really close to having a chocolate , chocolate filled thing for breakfast this morning. It would have made me sleepy all day. I don't have much energy as it is. What was I thinking! I did have an English muffin thing with an egg and turkey sausage. (pre-made--bought frozen for my husband, of course.)

NO! emoticon


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Having a hard time making a decision.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Here's the dilema: Boss/company want me to switch positions.


They are one of the company's good customers. PMA-266
I'm very well suited to do the job.
They are offering me $$ to change
1 customer, not 40 (aka, easier job)
Long term project with program that has many, many years left.
Higher visibility with customers (if they like what they see, they show it)
Get my Condensed Work Schedule back (off every other Friday)
No 2.20 daily bride toll.
offered to send me to training.
They are sending my software out to a company in California to have the front end re-worked. When it comes back, I will take it over. If the new company screws up, guess who will be the point person to lay the blame......Me.

Cons (why I should stay here)

I've done a lot here and have lots of ideas/plans in the works.
I'm a developer, not a data manager. Not that I can't manage their data, but do I want to? I'd develop solutions as necessary.
Currently supporting 40 customers who love me.
I'm doing development work.
my contract is old, software is old. (end of lifecycle), but will eventually change area of focus, am needed/wanted here. Am assured that if my contract ends, the prime contractor wants me to stay and will hire me on (which makes me the new kid on the block, switching companies is a lot more involved than just switching positions)
Traffic to that location stinks.

Humph. can I turn down the extra $? It's tempting to take it. I never thought I'd be in a position where I would turn down a sweet deal because I like where I'm at LOL.

Edited ......
Made a decision, looks like I have a new job :)
My coworker finally kicked me straight. He said If this isn't the right move, doing a job that used to take 5 people isn't a wise career choice either (my current position). Doh! There's the answer.

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CTUPTON 4/2/2014 11:03AM

    Oh-- I re-read pros and cons..... what about the future --2-4 yrs. down the road,. Will your beloved job now be out dated?

Pray...... meditate.... ask questions....can you visit the new job area?

You will make the right decision! I know you wil!


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CTUPTON 4/2/2014 11:00AM

    Think of the day to day activities you would be doing. Is it worth doing what you don't really like doing ?


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ANDREWMOM 4/2/2014 9:13AM

    Good luck on your decision. Go whatisi right for you!

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SF candies

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I was really wanting some chocolate. I'm thinking, maybe a piece of SF would be ok. I got a bag of the SF pralines from walmart with the plan to eat one, just one. I'm at 4 now.

I'm not there yet. Can't be trusted to have just one, because after 1, I get to thinking how good they taste, (even though SF is not all that). Once the taste is in my mouth, the OCD kicks in and I want more, until I drive myself batty thinking about it and just toss it all in the garbage. I'll drop the rest of these in the dumpster on my way out.

Some day I'll be able to have a piece and not put myself thru this. Just not today.

This cutting sugar from your diet is not that easy, especially when you have 32 sweet teeth, not just one sweet tooth.

Ok, back to the no sugar plan. That was working.

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CTUPTON 4/23/2014 6:55AM

    I fully understand your plight!

My famous last words, "I am buying this for my husband." Yeah right!


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NJENGEN 3/19/2014 7:13PM

    I'd suggest a brand of yummy SF chocolates, but it sounds like you'd rather not go there!

And pickie, it's not just SF Haribo, it's any sugar free that uses certain sugar alcohols (maltitol, xylitol, erythritol, etc) that wreaks havoc with ones digestion! Knowing that helps me with quantity control, but not DH!

Here's an interesting article on sugar alcohols (cut & paste):

Comment edited on: 3/19/2014 7:16:31 PM

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PICKIE98 3/18/2014 4:32PM

    Whatever you do, DO NOT EAT ANY SUGAR FREE HARIBO CANDIES!! I implore you,, you will be a prisoner in your own bathroom for days, begging passersby to put you out of your misery!!

I am not kidding. There is something in them that causes one to get the Aztec two-step if they eat more than one or two.

I drink a huge glass of water between each candy, or eat an apple with water like that, first. I very seldom eat candy , knowing that it is exactly like that for me,I could eat a bag easily. SO I just don't get any.

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March goals

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

February my goal was to get moving by spending 10 mins exercising 4+ days a week. For February I had 17 days. Goal met :) I'm moving again. That was the whole purpose. I didn't want to get into longer minutes because I'd just stop doing it. What happened is that by week 4 I was getting 20 to 30 mins in. Just have to get started.

March I will beat the 17 days in Feb and up it to 20 mins. I've settled into M,T,Th and Sat orSun for my exercise days. It works for me.

Another goal that kind of fits inside the exercise goal is to firm up the derrier and get rid of the extra pockets of fat there. This will take longer than 1 month, but I am putting those exercises into my plan.

Happy Sparking!


The weekend is almost here.

Friday, February 28, 2014


This weekend, instead of worrying about what I can't have, I'm going to stock my pantry with things I can have. Novel concept isn't it LOL emoticon

I'm also going to get that last 30 min elliptical session in so I can order my new book.

And we're going mattress shopping. YAY, Finally!

Plus, I will make food to pack for lunches this week, and hopefully not leave it on the counter like I did today. Sigh......

I'm investigating new teas that don't irritate my bladder. That has been going well. TeaandSpice have some nice ones that I WAS going to try this afternoon, but will get tried tonight since they are in the lunch pail sitting on my counter...

I've decided to work on my butt in March and get rid of that extra 'lump' on my butt cheeks. Mirrors can be brutal.

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PROPMAN1 2/28/2014 10:21AM

  Sounds as though you have a plan. Enjoy your 30 minutes on the elliptical! Hope you can get some healthy lunch somewhere to make up for leaving yours. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Good Luck. Have a nice weekend.

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