Friday, May 29, 2009

PITA update

Okay so here's the latest on my pita update (and I mean PITA, not PETA). I like to affectionately refer to a few friends in my life (you know who you are) as pita; for those who don't know this term it means "pain in the ass". I use this term endearingly, I swear. These friends are people I care about but sometimes they require a little more upkeep maintenance than other friends.

So this one is about Koz, he knows he's a pita; and about how he made me feel crappy about myself a few weeks back. I won't go in to details but his reaction to a situation wasn't the best and it pissed me off. Needless to say I finally called him out about it after plotting revenge stewing about it for a few weeks. I sent him an email stating he was a "jerk"; I know harsh right? ANYWAY, he emailed me back after I had convinced myself I wasn't going to hear from him again saying how badly he felt and he even followed up with a phone call. So in my world all is forgiven, after all like I said before; his pita self inspired me to work diligently at the gym and I have lost 10 pounds!

But he's still a pita and not because he's high maintenance but just because he is. He's one of those few friends who really can say what's on their mind to me and yes sometimes I want to smack him it hurts but he always says it like it is. Everyone needs a friend like this. He knows he's a pita but I think he affectionately thinks I am too. :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I love this Blog!

Seriously, if you haven't gotten a chance to read this blog, you MUST! She's great and is such a hilarious read. Her posts about RWP are the best and I am in complete agreeance with her. Now I hope none of this changes your views of me and my little blog but I think she's great and deserves accolades for her providing me days of entertainment. Thanks Veg!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gym, Gym, Gym

I am really proud of myself lately; I have been to the gym on a regulat basis practically every day since last Monday. In fact, I spent two hours last night at the gym between cardio and weight lifting. Now to some this may not be a great feat; but for a non-gym go'er this is a HUGE achievement, and even more amazing is that I have not hated it. I've LIKED it, in fact I've even looked forward to it each day, strange huh?

Well I'm glad for this change and am even more happy that I am getting fit again.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The journey begins...

Last night before I went to sleep I was psyched and very motivated to go to the gym. However, I woke up at midnight, again around 1:00 and then again some other time during the night. Needless to say around 3:00 I set my alarm clock for one hour later because I was exhausted and didn't make it to the gym. I spent yesterday at the beach and got a little too much sun. I didn't sleep well because I was aware all night of how uncomfortable I was due to the burn. I'm not too burned but enough so that my bra strap is rubbing and it feels a little like sandpaper.

However, my good news is that a friend (more of an acquaintance) is gonna be my gym buddy and more good news is she already belongs to the gym I go to. She has struggled with her weight loss and through her determination and dedication she has lost some weight and looks great. So since I didn't go this morning I'll be meeting her there this evening.

I have the determination now and am willing to try everything, including the dreaded gym because a "friend", a term I am using loosely today; made me feel really bad about myself this past weekend. I don't think he did it intentionally and I'm pretty sure he didn't recognize he was doing it; but still it happened and it was a "wow" moment for me. So in the end if it has a positive effect on my health then I'll look at it as a good thing. I'm also tagging this as WTF, because honestly I can't believe my friend made me feel this way; unintentional or not.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Okay, so I'm sitting at work looking forward to a nice weekend and am happy that it's finally Friday. Lu calls me to tell me that he has just left the office of the principal of his school. They were gracious enough to let him know that they have cut his program; for those who don't know he teaches Agricultural Education in high school. So this means he doesn't have a job for the coming school year! WTF! I hate politics! I hate that he has busted his ass for a year and a half to grow that program, he has used a lot of personal time and money to see it develop in to what it is; only to have them say sorry we're cutting the program. IT'S JUST NOT IMPORTANT FOR OUR KIDS TO LEARN ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT & PRESERVING IT!!!!! If it wasn't for the fact that the state of NC is severely overbudget (as alot of states are) then this wouldn't be happening.

It's a crock that 160 teaching positions are being cut for next year in this county alone. 160!!! We tout how education is so important for our youth but let's cut the education budget!!! Right now I hate this state! I hate it for letting an amazing teacher go who has tons of passion for educating our youth!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Look

So I have searched the internet over and have finally found a blog template I like best. I love the 3 column look and this was a perfect choice for me.  What'd ya think?