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Hope is stupid, and other thoughts

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      11 comments

A few pairs of pants fit again. I've reached a new stage of depression, where I accept that lay off is happening in 5 weeks. Nothing is going to stop it. no reprieve from the governor. no deus ex machina. I wish my mother were alive. No one is e... Read more

Adding some structure

Monday, July 27, 2015      8 comments

#TrumpYourCat Brush your dog or cat, place the hair on his or her head, and take a pic. I've been doing a lot more walking. I usually listen to... Read more

Pants don't fit

Thursday, July 23, 2015      8 comments

It's been a week since I found out I'm laid off, and I've been comfort eating, and sometimes binging, and sometimes drinking. Although I do set some limits on myself, like no wine before 6pm, and keep it down to 2 glasses. Old habits in times of... Read more

228 day streak

Tuesday, July 14, 2015      5 comments

Don't take my 228 day streak as I sign that I'm doing well. These days I'm just spinning the log-in wheel at Spark People, and then basically not following through. There's a part of me that just doesn't care, and another that regrets my bad dec... Read more

Friday Goal to just get through the day without punching someone

Friday, July 10, 2015      9 comments

Today's goals: Don't cry at work Don't offend anyone, as tempting as an FU moment is, don't burn bridges Be classy, dress like a million bucks, smile like a diamond, make them sorry to lay off someone as wonderful as me Remember it coul... Read more

I got laid off

Thursday, July 09, 2015      16 comments

They closed another department, and people there got "bumping rights." And I got bumped. This is really bad, as a single mom with a kid going into his senior year, I want to wait until he graduates to sell my house and move. I don't know if I ca... Read more


Thursday, July 09, 2015      6 comments

I've been hinting about it, because I don't know for sure what's going to happen to me, but I'm having a lot of stress at work. My goals today are: 1... Read more

Build a Rolling Bar Cart with Removable Tray

Monday, July 06, 2015      9 comments

The rolling bar cart (or BBQ cart) with removable tray is... Read more

Monday Goals

Monday, June 29, 2015      4 comments

I lost a pound at Saturday's weigh in. Go me! Moreover, I'm setting a good example for my kids. My son middle son is visiting this week. He's lost 24 pounds since I last saw him, 2 pounds a week. I'm really impressed. I'm taking vacation f... Read more


Friday, June 26, 2015      6 comments

I'm a SparkPeople Motivator of the Day! I'm humbled and honored. I'm getting lots of new friend adds, which really boosts my mood, after taking a drunk... Read more

Thursday Goals

Thursday, June 25, 2015      5 comments

Yesterday, I was eating more ways than one. I went to a conference with my friends from work. We went to 2 bars afterwards. I was designated driver (DD). Conversation turned to my ex, who's visiting tomorrow, and I got all defensive, a... Read more


Monday, June 22, 2015      6 comments

I built some end tables to go with my park bench. getbuildingcaren.blogspo I just realized I forgot ... Read more


Friday, June 19, 2015      7 comments

I got a different shot in the knee yesterday. The cortical steroids aren't lasting 3 months anymore, so now the dr gave me a lubricant shot of synvic
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Thursday Goals

Thursday, June 18, 2015      5 comments

Thursday Goals 1. write it before I bite it (done, well except for dinner) 2. exercise at least 10 min 3. drink plenty of water 4. stay positive 5. Get cortisone shot in the knee at 3 Thursday menu B-2 eggs, Thomas' 100$ WW eng ... Read more

Wednesday Goals

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      5 comments

Yesterday I hit all my goals. Yay! Are you guys interested in me posting my menus? Do you find it interesting? Or should I just ask myself, does it keep me accountable? focused? transparent? Suffice it to say, I've made my menu, pack... Read more

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