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  • Uh oh... I'm more than half way through page 6... Professor said no more than 7 pages... I better start condensing... lol

    Almost done! YAY!
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • I hate conclusions... But, I will have this paper done and submitted before I leave work today. Goal accomplished!
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Ok. The priority work is done so now I can play a bit... I got my paper done and I'm pretty sure I nailed it.

        Racing tonight. We're taking Brady but not Makenna. She's staying with my stepmom. Not sure if she'll be staying overnight or not, but I think stepmom is planning on keeping her. I'm not sure I'm comfortable with her not being home. I don't like my kids being away from home overnight - nor do I like being away from home overnight without my kids...

        A lot of fun planned for the races tonight. They're doing what they call "mechanic's night" where the drivers race their cars, and then someone from the pit crew gets to race it. I'm pretty sure Brad will let his dad race it, but no one else. He's still got a pretty big race coming up in a couple of weeks and he's not going to want the car wrecked. Might not even let anyone drive it simply to keep it off the track away from the other "mechanics" who are driving. After that, they're doing trailer races which is a lot like a demo derby. People round up old crappy trucks, get them running, attach some form of trailer behind it and then race it with the sole intention of destroying them. I've seen campers, hot tubs on hayracks, and boats in these races before. It's funny and it's kind of cool to watch stuff get torn up just for the sake of tearing it up. Makes an enormous mess though!

        So, that's tonight. Tomorrow, Brad is working. I was hoping to go to the farmer's market, but I'd have to take two kids with me and that doesn't seem like a very relaxing time to me, so I'll likely pass and go next week. Brad's also working on Sunday. Which is good. The overtime will be nice.

        Um... I think that's it... I'm rambling... lol
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • Good job on getting that paper done!

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          • Kids and farmers markets rarely go well together - unless you have very calm submissive children. They aren't in big supply.

            Yes, good job on the paper! You are fortunate to have a job that allows you to do other things while at the office. count your blessings

            The racing thing sounds fun - I've always wanted to run a race car around a track - only with NO other cars around me to crash into! And giant wheels on the both sides so if I get too close to the sides the wheels will just turn with me and there will be no crashing and dying involved. Have fun!
            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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            • The reason I'm allowed to do my school work at work is because work funds my education (huge benefit!!). Because they fund it, they consider it "military training" and therefore feel it in their best interest to also provide me with time, should I need it, to do the work. They are VERY big on education in the military. The last office I worked in REQUIRED everyone to either earn or work toward a degree while employed there. Military and civilians alike. And if you didn't pursue a degree, you were dinged on your evaluation. I started my degree working in that office and this office is just as accommodating (although probably really annoyed by it at times). I have done very little school work at home. And I do consider myself blessed in that regard. I'm very thankful of the Army for the educational opportunities it has given me. In fact, my admissions essay theme was everything I am and have is because of the Army.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • That's AWESOME, Jenn! What a blessing! HUGE benny from your job! My boss told me when I started working there that they offered $2500 per year toward educational pursuit for the "professional" employees. Which I was when I worked there from 2001 to 2007 --- however, I never took advantage of it cuz I knew he really couldn't afford it. He wanted to be able to afford it, but he really couldn't. So I never asked for it. Now - I'm just p/t so I don't think its available to me anymore. Not that I would use it - but I sure do enjoy taking classes. I could be a professional student if I was independently wealthy! What a great life that would be!
                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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                • High fives for wrapping up the paper!
                  5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                  Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                  Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                  More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                  - Lewis Mumford

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                  • Tomi, I could do the same - perpetually take classes for no reason what-so-ever other than to get smarter.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Yeah, I was good at being a student too. If only they handed out paycheques for it.
                      5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                      Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                      Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                      More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                      - Lewis Mumford

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                      • Down two more pounds... 184 is the official weight for today. I saw that and said, outloud, "for real?" stepped off and stepped back on... yup. 184. That's a 2 lb drop from last week. 2 lbs away from my first goal... I can SEE it!

                        This weekend I got Brady a radio for his bedroom. It's just a little clock radio that has an attachment for an iPod. I charged up Brad's iPod and downloaded a Seether CD onto it. Brady's favorite CD right now is this Seether CD MIL has. I borrowed it from her, copied it into iTunes, and put it on the iPod. Now Brady can listen to the CD on repeat all night long. Sadly, the iPod dies about 3 am an I have to go in and plug it in so it'll play again. The radio has a port for it, but our iPods (2nd gen nanos) have the headphone jack on the bottom next to the USB port. The clock radio is made for newer models with the headphone jack at the top, so I can't have it docked and plugged into the headphone jack at the same time... considering taking the radio back and just getting him a small cd player. I can burn the CD from iTunes and not have to worry about plugging the iPod in at 3 am... might consider that as a necessary option.

                        But despite the issues, the idea worked swimmingly! Brady stayed in his bed all night long. He didn't wander into our room and complain of being lonely or scared. Note, he's been sleeping in our room since the day he was born, except for a small stretch of time when he actually slept in his own room (when he was in a crib and couldn't get out). I think we were in our house for about 3 months before he moved back into our bedroom, so this has been a long time coming. And I'm thrilled that it worked. I hope it continues to work. Then breaking him of music when he sleeps will be his future wife's job... lol

                        Brad did really well racing this weekend. They'd made some changes to the car that worked great! He won his heat and got 4th in his feature. And the trailer races to follow were awesome! I have pics of 3 of the trucks prior to the race and then the aftermath of the races. I may upload them later.

                        Got a possible lead on a job. A friend of mine is married to a gal who works here on the island. She just accepted a job at the VA hospital in Iowa City and said she's got a position there she has to fill. It's a contracting specialist position. It's got upward mobility potential so I'm definitely interested. I'll let you know if I learn anything else about it in the coming days...

                        I suppose that's all. I hope everyone's having a great day so far... the countdown to the weekend has officially begun.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Beware contract positions. Not that they can't be good, but just...beware.

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                          • My dad has been in many contract positions over the past several years. He loves to move from job to job, though it's getting harder as he gets older (no matter how qualified, age makes him less desirable). Most have worked out really well, but there were one or two that ended early or unexpectedly (after being extended) and left him jobless for a while.

                            Congrats on the new low!
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                            • I would not be a contractor... I'd be a DA Civilian, like I am now, but writing contracts for the government.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Wow... carb flu today - or something similar... maybe carb hangover? Thursday, had hashbrowns with dinner. Saturday, I made a roast with potatoes and carrots and made gravy using tapioca starch. I ate potatoes and copious amounts of gravy. Yesterday, hashbrowns for breakfast - and too many at that b/c I realized too late that I was out of eggs.

                                Yeah. tired, not fully functioning and really scattered today. I just want to take a nap.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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