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Lunchtime Conversations [Jun. 8th, 2005|08:37 am]
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Rarely do I head out to lunch with my co-workers. #1 Reason is that they always seem to be gone more than 90 minutes, sometimes closer to 2 hours. I would rather take 30 minutes, eat my lunch and get out of work at a decent time. #2 Reason is that I usually can't afford to go to the places that they go to for lunch.

Yesterday, I decided to splurge and head to lunch with them.
Somehow we got on the conversation of tattoos and then someone mentioned piercings. My boss looked at me and said, "Mike, you have your nipple pierced, right?" I said, "Yep, I sure do". Then the questions started pouring in, "Did it hurt?", "How long did it take to heal?", etc.
My boss then mention something about PAs and said that he could never get one and "could you imagine the pain?" Without thinking, I said, "Actually, I think the nipple piercing hurt worse than the PA."
Cue - silence and blank stares from my co-workers.
I wish I had a camera to capture the look on their faces because it was priceless.
I'm sure I was the topic of conversation after I left work yesterday.

Other than that, not much else has been going on. Dad's replacement started working at the branch on Monday. Dad will be training him for the next few weeks before he starts his official position as Regional Trainer. Lucky for him, the company decided to start paying him his new wage on the 13th of this month.
We talked the other night and I told him I really didnt like the idea that he was going to be gone 60% of the time. He corrected me and told me that it was 80% of the time. I just let out a big groan. Dad asked me if I was ok with it. I told him that his happiness meant more to me than anything and that I would just have to learn to adjust to it. It is not like he will be gone all the time. He will be home on weekends and 3 of the districts that he will oversee are here in the Dallas area. And if he does have to stay more than 1 week at a location, he would know that well in advance and he could fly me there for the weekend.

My manager informed me yesterday that he was offered the position at the company he interview with last week. He hasnt decided if he is going to take it or not. He said that although the money is relatively the same and the company is minutes from his house, it would actually be a step down for him career-wise. We chatted for a bit about it and I mentioned to him that I saw 2 positions with that company that I would be interested in. He said that if he decided not to take the job, that he would call the people he interviewed with and put in a good word for me.
So, we shall see, I guess.

So thats all that has been going on in my life lately. Dad and I decided to try to lose some weight before DELTA and INFERNO this year. Right now, we are just working on getting rid of all the junk/carb-loaded foods that we have around the house. Figured we would try South Beach this time, since Atkins put Dad in the hospital for 2 weeks the last time we did it. I've got to find my gym membership card and see if it is still active. Planned start date is July 5th.

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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2005-06-08 04:20 pm (UTC)
drop me an email and I'll send you a pic :)
txlthrson at aol
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[User Picture]From: indiecowboy
2005-06-08 03:07 pm (UTC)
Lots of stuff going on it seems with you guys.

People always are shocked by pierced nips too.

That avatar is TOO funny.

Good luck if you go for those prospects
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2005-06-08 04:23 pm (UTC)
I was at a party at a co-worker's house and we decided to get into the pool. I took off my shirt and everyone was like "wow". One co-worker made the comment that I don't look like the type that would be pierced. She'd probably fall over if she knew what else I got into.
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[User Picture]From: rinlakeworth
2005-06-08 03:54 pm (UTC)
That is funny about the piercings and I agree with the previous reply....show us the PA!!!

Hey I did the South Beach Diet and it is alot better IN MY OPINION ONLY than Adkins...BUT you have to follow the book exactly or it will not work. My blood pressure dropped to a point that I no longer take BP meds as a result of it. The only draw back to it is that there is alot of prep work and cooking involved with it....but if you like to cook, it was easy. I am actually going back on it now....it really does make you feel alot better and you loss weight once you hit the "zone" areas and your metabolic rate is stabilized. Good Luck.

Sounds like the work situation is going to work out as well....sending good vibes for that as well.

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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2005-06-08 04:26 pm (UTC)
I thought I already sent you a pic of the PA.

I could do Atkins but Dad can't. He ended up in the hospital last time with diverticulitis and had a pic line in his arm for a month after that. Doctor said he wasnt getting enough fiber and carbs in his diet.

We have several friends who did south beach. So we decided to give it a try this time.
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[User Picture]From: champdaddy
2005-06-08 04:01 pm (UTC)
I'm still laughing about the pa
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2005-06-08 04:29 pm (UTC)
it was definitely a kodak moment
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[User Picture]From: jaybear
2005-06-08 04:53 pm (UTC)
South Beach is much much healthier than Atkins, but very difficult to stick to if you don't have the patience or time to cook most of your own food.

Have you thought about Weight Watchers? Both my partner and I have had really amazing results following it.
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2005-06-08 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yea, I've read about your results from WW. Congrats, btw
We've thought about that as well. I just dont know much about what is involved with it. We have friends who are currently doing (or have done) South Beach, so we were just going on their recommendation
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[User Picture]From: jaybear
2005-06-08 05:43 pm (UTC)
It takes a little while to really learn the system, but once you do, it rocks. There are actually two ways you can do WW - the "core plan" and "points." CORE is pretty similar to South Beach, but the points are completely different. Basically, you get X points per day based on your weight, but a certain number of flexible points that you can spend any day - and you earn additional points for exercise.

If you go with the points, you can literally eat anything - so long as you are willing to pay the points. After about a week, I realized that six Oreo cookies was 7 points, but a big back of 94% fat free microwave popcorn *and* and apple was 4 points total. Which one do you think fills you up more? :)

I get 30 points per day - my typical 1/2 hour workout adds another 3.
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2005-06-08 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks.. we will have to check it out
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