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UsedtoBeHidn 6,981 February 10, 2011 at 12:48 PM in Grocery (2)
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The PUBLIX thread is IMHO the best grocery store thread around heart
Here's a little chat area for us all to share info, recipes, rant's, raves and whatever else we want without clogging up the regular weekly deals thread for PUBLIX. If we want to share super deals we find in other stores or whatnot that's ok too heart

I think we all are such a great family that it's a good to have our own special place Grouphug


You can post basically anything you like in here but let's keep deals info in the actual PUBLIX thread. All are welcome and basically no major rules except be kind and courteous of other's and treat each other with respect. Other than that let's all have some fun! Also you don't have to shop at PUBLIX to share in the chat or whatnot... we like everyone.

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#61
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We both need vacations...that's it!

I have to share this picture, my friends kitten...everybody get ready for some serious cute kitten therapy. heart
OMG. SQUEEEEEE!

I'm a certified dog person, but that is about the most adorable thing I've ever seen. It's seriously almost too cute to be real.
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You and me both! I actually answered the questions on the depression commercial, all but sad.
I answer all the questions, but I'm definitely sad too. I just don't have any excuses for being tired all the time, not wanting to do anything and being so darn depressed all the time.
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I answer all the questions, but I'm definitely sad too. I just don't have any excuses for being tired all the time, not wanting to do anything and being so darn depressed all the time.
Is there anything you *really* want to do, or need to tackle that you could accomplish/work on that might make you feel excited about being alive? I think one thing that's feeling weird about my situation right now is that there doesn't seem to be anything I really enjoy. Sure, shopping is 'great' but I can only buy so much! Do you have anything that really evokes a passion and fire in you?

I'm realizing I need to hone in on some of the things I'm passionate about, otherwise I'm just not getting recharged. And, I'm feeling like I really need to do something to re-energize myself and my health. Being in my 30s I'm really starting to feel time ticking. All those things I was thinking I would do later....I think I need to stop thinking I'll do it later because I think the later I was thinking of in the past is actually now! LMAO

I'm going to be focusing in on increasing my b vitamins (I do have some of those), fatty acids and adding about 20 minutes of aerobic exercise to start.
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Is there anything you *really* want to do, or need to tackle that you could accomplish/work on that might make you feel excited about being alive? I think one thing that's feeling weird about my situation right now is that there doesn't seem to be anything I really enjoy. Sure, shopping is 'great' but I can only buy so much! Do you have anything that really evokes a passion and fire in you?

I'm realizing I need to hone in on some of the things I'm passionate about, otherwise I'm just not getting recharged. And, I'm feeling like I really need to do something to re-energize myself and my health. Being in my 30s I'm really starting to feel time ticking. All those things I was thinking I would do later....I think I need to stop thinking I'll do it later because I think the later I was thinking of in the past is actually now! LMAO

I'm going to be focusing in on increasing my b vitamins (I do have some of those), fatty acids and adding about 20 minutes of aerobic exercise to start.
Honestly, there's not much. It's pretty hard to be excited about life when you're 26, single and living with your parents who make you want to slit your wrists. I don't make friends easily and the idea of meeting people scares me more than seeing a bug. I don't have anything I'm exceptionally good at. And the hobby things I would like to focus on, I can't do because of space.

My ability to give a crap lately is nonexistant. I just don't care about anything. Might as well sleep til noon, no one needs me/wants me/would notice anyway. I find it troubling when I don't care about getting healthy because part of me is thinking maybe I'll just have a heart attack and die early. Sigh.

I have a degree in sociology and minored in psych. I know this thinking lately is not healthy and can be downright dangerous at times, given my propensity for self destruction. I just don't know how to change it.
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Weight watchers gals...

Wanted to ask you all what you think of the new points plus program. I gave most of my old ww books away, I've basically reverted back to the old '1-2-3 success' books I've had (which was like the *first* points program ever! I might have one of those points finders from back then, but I'm wondering what some of you think about the new program.

I found out that as of last year they no longer allow non-members to buy books there, just wondering if people thought the changes were so good that I should consider buying or finding a friend to buy me some of their materials. Embarrassment Not that I'm a fan of having to completely relearn a new system, but if it's that much better it may be worth it.
I like their points program quite a bit - it's one of the few things that I really feel helps me lose weight for the long run since it teaches you how much to eat. I don't see too much of a huge difference between the old program and the new one, supposedly it takes into account carbs, but with the new program, you can't calculate your own points, its either with a calculator that you buy, or by the published books (at least that is what I understood when I went to a couple of meetings around May). I like the online version too, so maybe you can try that one. I still think the old slide rule was the best thing ever.

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I'm so with you! I feel NO motivation to shop here though. I'm so exhausted here it's not funny....I haven't eluded much to the fact I've been playing single mom a lot recently. DH has been travelling for work a lot, and I'm thoroughly worn out. I was thinking the other night that I have all the signs of depression here, but I don't feel sad, I just feel exhausted and worn out! I need like a week off to sleep. I'm just so drained.

The only positive is that the sale ads haven't been that great, so I'm not really missing much or anything I absolutely need!
I'm with you on this too. It's been a tough year with some health issues that have caused weight gain and family turmoil and I just feel tired all the time and overwhelmed. Work is driving me crazy too...it used to be great, but I'm just not the type that is sneaky or is strategizing how to get people pushed down so I can get up. I hate that.

Anyways, ladies, chin up - you're all seem pretty interesting to me, pretty cool to have as neighbors, actually. If there is one thing we can all be glad about here is that at least we weren't stuck in an Iranian prison for two yearsSmilie

ETA: is my SD screwy or did tons of threads renew? Seems like lots of the chat threads have only two pages all of a sudden - big coincidence if they all hit the renewal number at the same time!
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Honestly, there's not much. It's pretty hard to be excited about life when you're 26, single and living with your parents who make you want to slit your wrists. I don't make friends easily and the idea of meeting people scares me more than seeing a bug. I don't have anything I'm exceptionally good at. And the hobby things I would like to focus on, I can't do because of space.

My ability to give a crap lately is nonexistant. I just don't care about anything. Might as well sleep til noon, no one needs me/wants me/would notice anyway. I find it troubling when I don't care about getting healthy because part of me is thinking maybe I'll just have a heart attack and die early. Sigh.

I have a degree in sociology and minored in psych. I know this thinking lately is not healthy and can be downright dangerous at times, given my propensity for self destruction. I just don't know how to change it.
Well, if we didn't live 1 1/2 hours apart, I'd make you meet me lol. I'd accidentally on purpose bump into you at Target. Wink
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OMG. SQUEEEEEE!

I'm a certified dog person, but that is about the most adorable thing I've ever seen. It's seriously almost too cute to be real.

OK...now I'm worried it's not real! LMAO She apparently was making a joke about getting a new kitten on facebook!?! Go figure, I guess she saved the picture from somewhere else. Go figure...

I'm going to come back tomorrow and reply to you ladies...I swear sometimes I think it's just something in the stars that so many of us are having such tough years. The toddler is wide awake and I can't seem to get a few minutes...
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Quote from kallison423 View Post :
Honestly, there's not much. It's pretty hard to be excited about life when you're 26, single and living with your parents who make you want to slit your wrists. I don't make friends easily and the idea of meeting people scares me more than seeing a bug. I don't have anything I'm exceptionally good at. And the hobby things I would like to focus on, I can't do because of space.

My ability to give a crap lately is nonexistant. I just don't care about anything. Might as well sleep til noon, no one needs me/wants me/would notice anyway. I find it troubling when I don't care about getting healthy because part of me is thinking maybe I'll just have a heart attack and die early. Sigh.

I have a degree in sociology and minored in psych. I know this thinking lately is not healthy and can be downright dangerous at times, given my propensity for self destruction. I just don't know how to change it.
Oh boy. My giving-a-crap meter isn't working very well lately either. I'm 22, single, and recently graduated from school... I have 3 roommates in my house... and all I want to do is sit around, watch movies, and eat. The hardest part about trying is starting! Maybe you can find a hobby that you enjoy? I picked up a new sport this year and I love it. If it weren't for me exercising about 8 hours a week, I would not be able to justify the amount of food I eat. lol.

But seriously, starting is the hardest step. I know how you feel, and I felt the same way earlier this year. I'm also quite stubborn, so I ignored my feelings, and started exercising, despite my body's protests and lack of motivation. One of my favorite quotes is, "Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off your goal." Perhaps this perspective can help you reach a new goal?
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Apparently antique desks seal quite well and do an excellent job of containing odors. I found what was either a burst can of dog food or a dead rodent in a drawer tonight (impossible to tell which...can and blob were very mingled and I wasn't going to examine it any further) and now the entire house reeks of dead animal. Apparently it had been there for a while, which means apparently I don't treat my dogs to canned food often enough...not that it'll be an issue anymore...every can in the drawer went in the trash.
Oh, and now the carport reeks from the garbage can, and trash doesn't run until Tuesday. Joy.

The drawer and the inside of the desk have been soaked in bleach and Lysol...time to get the mm Airwicks out!
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#70
It's awfully quiet in here. Do I smell funny or something? laugh out loud

Sorry if it was TMI or a bit much for some folks, but if I didn't laugh about it now, I might cry. Story of my life lately, it seems.
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:sniff: :sniff: what's that smell?

I resisted the urge to buy Sunchips last night woot I know they would just end up on my hips and thighs. (small victories need to be celebrated!)
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Sorry in advance for such a long reply, but I'm feeling very chatty on this TGIF day!!

Quote from kallison423 View Post :
Honestly, there's not much. It's pretty hard to be excited about life when you're 26, single and living with your parents who make you want to slit your wrists. I don't make friends easily and the idea of meeting people scares me more than seeing a bug. I don't have anything I'm exceptionally good at. And the hobby things I would like to focus on, I can't do because of space.
I understand how living with your parents by itself is enough to drive a person crazy, but I also really feel like the internet is an absolute revelation.

I don't schmooze very well and can understand meeting people en masse being intimidating. But with the internet...! Smilie DH and I actually met through a mutual online friend - he's from Scotland and we are often in happy awe that we were able to find each other.

I'm not trying to push internet dating or anything like that, but clearly you've made friends/people who support you here on SD (I would call myself one of them! heart ) and while you may not have the space for your hobby physically, online I'm sure you can find like-minded folk to share with Smilie

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Anyways, ladies, chin up - you're all seem pretty interesting to me, pretty cool to have as neighbors, actually. If there is one thing we can all be glad about here is that at least we weren't stuck in an Iranian prison for two yearsSmilie
Here Here to that!! I haven't made any physical friends since we moved down to Florida, which was almost 2 years ago! You guys are really my major people connection, which I really appreciate! heart

Quote from phatchristy View Post :
OK...now I'm worried it's not real! LMAO She apparently was making a joke about getting a new kitten on facebook!?! Go figure, I guess she saved the picture from somewhere else. Go figure...
laugh out loud I knew it was too good to be true! No worries, it put a major smile on my face!

Quote from daydr3am View Post :
But seriously, starting is the hardest step. I know how you feel, and I felt the same way earlier this year. I'm also quite stubborn, so I ignored my feelings, and started exercising, despite my body's protests and lack of motivation. One of my favorite quotes is, "Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off your goal." Perhaps this perspective can help you reach a new goal?
Great quote!! Might steal that one off you ;p

Quote from rydergal View Post :
Apparently antique desks seal quite well and do an excellent job of containing odors. I found what was either a burst can of dog food or a dead rodent in a drawer tonight (impossible to tell which...can and blob were very mingled and I wasn't going to examine it any further) and now the entire house reeks of dead animal. Apparently it had been there for a while, which means apparently I don't treat my dogs to canned food often enough...not that it'll be an issue anymore...every can in the drawer went in the trash.
Oh, and now the carport reeks from the garbage can, and trash doesn't run until Tuesday. Joy.

The drawer and the inside of the desk have been soaked in bleach and Lysol...time to get the mm Airwicks out!
Ugh what a pain. At least everything gets better from there - imagine if had stewed in there longer? vomit

Quote from tn_native View Post :
I resisted the urge to buy Sunchips last night woot I know they would just end up on my hips and thighs. (small victories need to be celebrated!)
Yes, Yes, Yes!! Small victories FTW.
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Well, if we didn't live 1 1/2 hours apart, I'd make you meet me lol. I'd accidentally on purpose bump into you at Target. Wink
Come visit and I'll bribe you with free Starbucks or something Big Grin

Quote from daydr3am View Post :
Oh boy. My giving-a-crap meter isn't working very well lately either. I'm 22, single, and recently graduated from school... I have 3 roommates in my house... and all I want to do is sit around, watch movies, and eat. The hardest part about trying is starting! Maybe you can find a hobby that you enjoy? I picked up a new sport this year and I love it. If it weren't for me exercising about 8 hours a week, I would not be able to justify the amount of food I eat. lol.

But seriously, starting is the hardest step. I know how you feel, and I felt the same way earlier this year. I'm also quite stubborn, so I ignored my feelings, and started exercising, despite my body's protests and lack of motivation. One of my favorite quotes is, "Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off your goal." Perhaps this perspective can help you reach a new goal?
I'm far too cynical for motivational quotes lately. Even the idea of doing stuff is exhausting. It's too much work and effort and I just don't have it in me.

Quote from rydergal View Post :
It's awfully quiet in here. Do I smell funny or something? laugh out loud

Sorry if it was TMI or a bit much for some folks, but if I didn't laugh about it now, I might cry. Story of my life lately, it seems.
I hope you have some of those 'odor detect' ones, though maybe it would just be a constant spray if it caught onto something particularly funky. Wink

Quote from TeamORillo View Post :
I understand how living with your parents by itself is enough to drive a person crazy, but I also really feel like the internet is an absolute revelation.

I don't schmooze very well and can understand meeting people en masse being intimidating. But with the internet...! Smilie DH and I actually met through a mutual online friend - he's from Scotland and we are often in happy awe that we were able to find each other.

I'm not trying to push internet dating or anything like that, but clearly you've made friends/people who support you here on SD (I would call myself one of them! heart ) and while you may not have the space for your hobby physically, online I'm sure you can find like-minded folk to share with Smilie
I'm not inherently against internet dating...but my last experience with that wasn't exactly pleasant. Or maybe I'm just a magnet for jerks (which is possible).

I used to love sewing and making clothes- my sewing machine has been in my garage since we moved Frown


And for those of you who need some cute in your life, I should redirect now to dailysquee.com. You're welcome.
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Quote from kallison423 View Post :
Honestly, there's not much. It's pretty hard to be excited about life when you're 26, single and living with your parents who make you want to slit your wrists. I don't make friends easily and the idea of meeting people scares me more than seeing a bug. I don't have anything I'm exceptionally good at. And the hobby things I would like to focus on, I can't do because of space.

My ability to give a crap lately is nonexistant. I just don't care about anything. Might as well sleep til noon, no one needs me/wants me/would notice anyway. I find it troubling when I don't care about getting healthy because part of me is thinking maybe I'll just have a heart attack and die early. Sigh.
Oh my, if I could take a 'time travel' vacation going back to when I was that age would be something I likely would do. You say there's nothing your exceptionally good at...well first of all, if it's a passion of yours how good do you have to be? And, if you never actually do it is it even possible to get good at it.

I remember someone once telling me about those things that we tell ourselves, you know--that little subtle inner voice you have. Is that inner voice always negative? If it is, you can't let it be. Or at least don't listen to it and try to state something more positive. Most of us have this picture of what we want our lives to be like and for the vast majority of us we don't just spontaneously get there...it involves a lot of work and effort.


Quote from amcc View Post :
I like their points program quite a bit - it's one of the few things that I really feel helps me lose weight for the long run since it teaches you how much to eat. I don't see too much of a huge difference between the old program and the new one, supposedly it takes into account carbs, but with the new program, you can't calculate your own points, its either with a calculator that you buy, or by the published books (at least that is what I understood when I went to a couple of meetings around May). I like the online version too, so maybe you can try that one. I still think the old slide rule was the best thing ever.
Supposedly there's a 'formula' to the new points plus. It's more complicated than the old...I saw it on a website yesterday, maybe I can find it again today and post it. I was mainly wondering about the old vs. new...the whole formula itself changed for the first time like in 13 years!

Quote from daydr3am View Post :
One of my favorite quotes is, "Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off your goal." Perhaps this perspective can help you reach a new goal?
Love the positivity and positive aspirations!

Quote from rydergal View Post :
Apparently antique desks seal quite well and do an excellent job of containing odors. I found what was either a burst can of dog food or a dead rodent in a drawer tonight (impossible to tell which...can and blob were very mingled and I wasn't going to examine it any further) and now the entire house reeks of dead animal.
DH said something smelled like death the other week...he did a search and found a can of cat food just a smigen opened underneath the chair. I think the 5 year old tried to open it, pulled the tab off and then didn't want to ask for help...I'm guessing because I'm really picky about when I feed them wet food and he knew he's supposed to ask me first!

Quote from TeamORillo View Post :
I understand how living with your parents by itself is enough to drive a person crazy, but I also really feel like the internet is an absolute revelation.

I don't schmooze very well and can understand meeting people en masse being intimidating. But with the internet...! Smilie DH and I actually met through a mutual online friend - he's from Scotland and we are often in happy awe that we were able to find each other.
I have several friends who've met their spouse on the internet! It definitely gets people to talk Wink.
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I have several friends who've met their spouse on the internet! It definitely gets people to talk Wink.
Me, me! I wasn't even looking, lol. I was in a chat room, and this person kept telling DH how big her boobs were and so-on. He didn't reply to her at all - and she kept going on and on and on. Finally, he said, "I'm going to marry the girl who knows her computer", to which I sent him an IM with some ASCII stuff.

Love at first type LMAO Met in person July 4th, "promise ring" (looked an awful lot like an engagement ring to me LMAO SAME WEEKEND EEK! (this was after about 4-5 months chatting on the phone, then married on Christmas Day EEK!

We didn't intend on moving that fast, but he received orders to Japan for 3-years. It was:
a. not see him for 3 years or
b. get married, get orders changed ASAP

I chose B. That was 13 years ago and the best decision I ever made.
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