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  • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
    I've long held that that position should be paid minimum wage. If they can't survive on minimum wage, maybe minimum wage should be raised to something livable.
    I've heard the other argument - that they should be paid millions. The idea being that the best and brightest go into business because politics does not pay enough. Of course, that is bullshit as their salaries are but a minor part of the millions they make from connections/shady deals.

    I would be less inclined to be annoyed about the furlough if it was not all smoke and mirrors. I heard the other day that the feds are actually spending $18 billion more this year than last, yet we all got paid last year. How is that not happening when they have $18 billion more? Also, I heard that the defense budget is actually increasing so why the need to cut?

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    • It was originally meant as a threat to get Congress up off their asses and DO something. Congress doesn't give shit one for the common person or whether they get paid. A better threat would be to make them work without pay while they settle it.
      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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      • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
        It was originally meant as a threat to get Congress up off their asses and DO something. Congress doesn't give shit one for the common person or whether they get paid. A better threat would be to make them work without pay while they settle it.
        I'm game for this!


        Our furloughs don't start until March 31 at the earliest (which is a Sunday, so April 1 at the TRUE earliest). Supposedly the union requires 30 days notice, and even if YOU as a person want to start earlier, you can't.

        I wonder when we'll make the decision regard who is off when... I hope they leave it up to the individual offices b/c me and the Deputy Commander are the only two civilians in this office and it won't matter if we're both off on the same day as our duties are vastly different. I'm opting for Fridays off to make racing Friday night easier on us (in regard to rounding up and transporting kids, one vehicle at the track instead of 2, etc...) Logisitically speaking, for our family, Friday would be the most beneficial.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
          I wonder when we'll make the decision regard who is off when... I hope they leave it up to the individual offices b/c me and the Deputy Commander are the only two civilians in this office and it won't matter if we're both off on the same day as our duties are vastly different.
          I work for the Garrison and the GC here decides who is off when. He deferred it to the individual directorates who then deferred it to the individual areas to decide. I would hope yours would run similarly.

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          • I would hope so too. I work for Army Sustainment Command and I think our CG will pass it off to his Deputy and the Deputy will leave it up to the Commands who will leave it up to the directorates who will leave it up to the sections. Our office is a bit different in that there is only 2 civilians (me and the deputy commander) and she probably won't care when I take time off.

            That being said, there are only 31 Fridays left in the Fiscal Year...
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • We are lovingly referring to them as Civilian Training Holidays.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                We are lovingly referring to them as Civilian Training Holidays.

                LOL. Nice.

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                • A guy I used to work with when I was in the Army now works on the Island. He had sent me an email once asking where things are on the island - food, etc. So I sent him an email earlier this week to tell him of a Chinese restaurant in case he likes Chinese. He does. He took my email as an invite to lunch and said "what about next week?"

                  My intention, starting today, was to work toward NK again... I really don't think this particular restaurant is going to promote NK...

                  What do I say to him to get out of lunch? It wasn't my intentions to go to lunch with it, just to tell him about the restaurant if he likes Chinese...

                  This restaurant is a very small 3 person operation so no website with the menu.

                  Maybe I should just wait til Tuesday to work on EMF again. I feel like a bastard telling him I don't want to go to lunch... advice?
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Keep it grounded in truth. Need to keep regular hours pre furlough?
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                    • Ugh... but it's not the money that's the factor b/c the place is cheap. You can get lunch for $5. It's that I really want to get back on track...

                      Maybe I'll just tell him that I don't feel good after eating Chinese food but wanted to share the info with him so he could enjoy it. B/c really, I'll feel like a yucky bloated mess after eat it and honestly won't feel good... yep, that's what I'll do. Shoulda just thought of that before asking. lol
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
                        No, they're too busy bitching about how they aren't being paid enough. I still say that if anyone has to go on furlough, it should be the fucking chairwarmers in Washington. Y'know,the 90 year old man that decides yea or nay based on what the drools coming out of his mouth. Or maybe the dumbass who can't keep his fucking mouth shut or backwards laws off my body. Put those on furlough (which leaves the 5% who actually have ANY capacity to make a real decision) and watch the rest make a quick decision and watch the money roll into the treasury. Problem solved.
                        They're overpaid anyways. I've long held that that position should be paid minimum wage. If they can't survive on minimum wage, maybe minimum wage should be raised to something livable.
                        This. TOTALLY this.
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                        • Hey Happy Friday!

                          Face issues: I say its the coconut oil - does the same thing to me. I used to wash my face at night and then put coconut oil on my face and in my hair - I started breaking out just like you've described. Also on my neck and upper back where my hair would lay. I don't know whats in it that my skin doesn't like, it was obviously not happy. For YEARS I have washed my face, morning and evening, with a baby wipe. Takes of all the make up and daily grime, and exfoliates at the same time. I also use Oil of Olay (the original) and my face is never dry. I buy the huge box of wipes at Cosco and they will last about 2 years (hubby uses them too - hey big boys need clean tooshes too!) I RARELY get a breakout.

                          The furlough thing sucks - but big high fives for putting that money aside to fill in the gap! Nice going!

                          I never did start the vitex. I read a bunch of stuff that was all conflicting information about how it is for post-menopausal women. So, I decided to pass. Libido is still not there.
                          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                          2. Eat to heal
                          3. Move to live
                          4. Embrace today
                          5. Live with intention
                          6. Respect my body
                          7. Cultivate joy
                          8. Find my passion
                          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                          • So February wasn't that great of a month for me... Mid-month I went out to dinner with DH and another couple. I indulged. I gained 6 lbs. Remained derailed for the rest of that weight and gained 5 more lbs. Then lost 3 overnight, but gained 1 back... so I'm up 9 lbs for the month. Whoo freaking hoo...

                            I feel so crappy today. My belly is still bloated from the bloat bomb I ate yesterday. I know this food item is a bloat bomb, but I ate it anyway. Pants don't fit and that makes me very uncomfortable and, quite honestly, depressed. There was a time in February when they were too big...

                            Why is it so hard to get back on track when we've slipped?? What's really bothersome about it is that I was doing so so well! I lost 11 lbs in January! I lost inches in February - I could SEE the loss in the mirror. Then I let myself eat things that I knew would prevent success. And now, I need to get back on track, and I want to see success again, but I'm so discouraged by how I feel that I don't want to put the effort in.

                            Sometimes the brain sucks!

                            So, tomorrow night we are attending two fundraising parties. I totally don't want to go. There will be food there I don't want to face. But I am going to do what I can to avoid them. I'm going to start reading the Fat Fast Cookbook. Glean all the info out of it that I can, look at the recipes and get excited to try them. I will drink bouillon til it's flowing out of my ears. I will break this cycle and feel good again. I have to for my health, but more importantly, for my MENTAL health.

                            Day 1 folks... Another day 1... and with hard work and determination, it'll be my LAST Day 1.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • I've heard this tip for facing those social situations where the food choices are totally outside of our acceptable limits: fill up on healthy primal food before you go. I've tried it and it really works. At least once a week we have lunch brought to the office by drug reps - its always pasta this or sandwich that! There is always cookies or cheesecake! (and you know those are my weaknesses) I have to walk past the table filled with no-no foods to get to the bathroom............ As long as I've eaten just before going to work - I have NO issues with that table. But if I'm hungry at all......... OMGosh.......... I have struggles! I've only given in once in the 2 years I've been working there. Sometimes I have to avoid using the bathroom just so I don't go by the food table!!!

                              So - eat before you go, and at all cost - stay away from the food tables. You can do this! Get back into that whole30 mentality - you did so good on that!
                              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                              2. Eat to heal
                              3. Move to live
                              4. Embrace today
                              5. Live with intention
                              6. Respect my body
                              7. Cultivate joy
                              8. Find my passion
                              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                              • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                                Hey Happy Friday!

                                Face issues: I say its the coconut oil - does the same thing to me.
                                This makes me sad...


                                Originally posted by tomi View Post
                                I never did start the vitex. I read a bunch of stuff that was all conflicting information about how it is for post-menopausal women. So, I decided to pass. Libido is still not there.
                                I need to try it again. In fact, I'll take it right now.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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