AMETHYSTSTAR   83,985
SparkPoints
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints
 
 
AMETHYSTSTAR's Recent Blog Entries

Woohoo Wednesday!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Change is in the air this week. Monday My supervisor called me in behind closed doors. (Don't ya just hate that feeling of "what now?") As it turns out after the loss of our COO, three weeks ago, duties and departments have been divided between four of our higher ups. Everyone is dealing with not only adjusting to Marc being gone, but now they have added responsibilities in areas they may not be familiar with.

As a result, it was decided (without my knowledge or input) to move me to the call center and focus on apparently what I do best. The phones and customer/physician service. Our website has a patient portal which I am now tech service for as well. Truth to tell, I love helping people and doing what I can to make their experience has painless and comfortable as possible. And I love making our referring doctors happy...for the most part! *LOL* As time allows I will also be helping our referral section scan referrals into our system.

At first I felt as if i was being demoted, or that my supervisor didn't want me anymore. (Moving to this office and working under her was a HUGE change for me and one that took quite a while for me to feel semi-comfortable. I used to handle change so well...I was an adventurer. But after my illness and all the changes I went through that year all at once, I don't handle it as well as I used to. However, now that I am healthy, and life has settled down somewhat, I'm handling it a bit better. ) Anywho, there are many changes being made to accommodate the shift in duties and when I asked my supervisor about the why, she reassured me that I hadn't done anything wrong, they were just giving free reign to do what they believe I do best.

I have started exercising with "Walking Away the Pounds" and I actually can do the full mile. I couldn't on the treadmill...but whereas that is so boring, this is so much fun. So I am exercising every day now and I have had no trouble staying withing my calorie range. Life is good and getting better everyday and I am SO thankful for my health, energy, and love of life that I have once again.

Have a splendiferous day!
Ame

emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HEYRED221 6/27/2012 7:03PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KWWILSON 6/27/2012 10:55AM

    emoticon
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Woohoo!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I had the best week! Work went so well and my self confidence is growing. My boss is smiling with me and I know she is trying to figure out just what has changed about me. I wouldn't know where to begin trying to explain it to her and I don't really need to do so. A little mystery can be a good thing.

I was very pleased with myself this week. I passed up cookies on Tuesday, fast food and pastries yesterday. My office manager was quite impressed when I told her why. It is very easy chocolate miniatures yesterday, and really tasted and enjoyed each one.

I started reading "The Spark" this week and even though I'm not very far into it, I am even more inspired. I mapped out my fitness plan and was up at 5:30 this morning to walk on the treadmill. I walk half a mile and it took me 15 minutes, but I DID it! Then I did my strength exercises and plan on dancing later. Once the dancing is done, I will have accrued 60 minutes if exercising! I feel so good! I weighed myself this morning and I maintained this week! Good for me~

Today I am working on my bedroom. Weeding through all the "Stuff" that no longer serves me, putting my altar together and making my room my Goddess Haven. *grins* Also need to clean my bathroom and change the cat box. In between I will attack my cat and take little breaks. Oh! Need to go get my nails done today too!

I am so thankful for my health, my energy and finally my motivation! I am so excited to see what this day will bring. Life is so good!

Have a wonderful day!


emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HEYRED221 6/24/2012 4:07PM

    It is so good to hear you so happy and doing so well! That's is the motivation we need to keep us going another week!!!! And I like the mystery with keeping your boss wondering what is up too. Have another awesome week.

Carolyn

Report Inappropriate Comment
THALIA_RAYNNE 6/24/2012 1:17PM

    great job...I am still on trying to get up my confidence...but we can do it

Report Inappropriate Comment


What a fabulous weekend!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I accomplished almost everything I set out to do. I had a re- epiphany today as I reacquainted myself with the Fly Lady. I don't HAVE to accomplish everything now! My kitchen is done except for mopping which I will do tomorrow as I just ran out of energy. And my sink is shiny! All my laundry is done and my living room is set up for me to start exercising.

I had lots of fun with Shade all weekend...would pounce on her when she least expected it and we played fetch and got some good loving in. I touched base with some dear friends I haven't spoken with in quite a while, Watched some more "Angel" and got some reading done.

I feel good and tired...happy and content and ready for a hot shower and my soft bed.

Bright blessings my friends and sweet sleep.

emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HEYRED221 6/18/2012 12:38PM

    Sounds like a great day! I love days like that too :-)

Report Inappropriate Comment
THALIA_RAYNNE 6/18/2012 11:01AM

    Hmm...me might have to try FlyLady

Report Inappropriate Comment
AMETHYSTSTAR 6/18/2012 10:25AM

    *Grins* My pleasure! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
EVERLEARNING 6/18/2012 1:13AM

    Sounds like a lovely time.

Good call, realizing that it doesn't all have to happen at once! That's one I need to remember, so thanks for pointing it out!

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Gratitude for the journey

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I am amazed how much my attitude has changed since seeing my doctor back in March. I am so thankful that Gretchen urged me to talk with Dr. Ashman! If I hadn't, I would still be lost. As I contemplate how far I have come in four months, I realize I lost my self in essence long before the cancer was revealed. I have no idea of how long I had it before it was discovered, but I know now that I wasn't really myself for a while before the fall.

I remember several times before my surgery, going through my chemo and the two years after, looking in the mirror and not recognizing me. It was like looking at a stranger. I didn't know then the depression had moved in. As grateful as I was to have survived, it seems as if I sludged through the days and weeks. There were little pockets of joy here and there, but I was lost. I hated myself, my life and how I looked. However, it never occurred to me that I was suffering from another kind of illness.

Gretchen knew. I didn't believe her, I thought this is how I was now and I just had to live with it. I didn't know until later that she fought depression herself. So I have a long talk with my doctor, take some tests & lo and behold, she fills me in. She prescribed medication and about a month later, I started to notice a change. It was very gradual, like the unfolding of a flower. Baby steps day by day. I started caring about my health so I came back to SP. I started caring about how I look so I got my hair trimmed and slowly added new clothes to my wardrobe. I started being more talkative at work and people started noticing a difference in my demeanor.

This morning, after my shower, I put a little makeup on and combed out my hair and glanced in the mirror on my way out of the bathroom. I stopped in my tracks and did a double take. I looked in the mirror again and smiled. The person in the mirror smiled back, her eyes were clear and shining, they twinkled! It was me! It really was! I was glowing with happiness, excitement, and joy! I loved who I was looking at and she loved me back. I had butterflies in my tummy and I couldn't wait to start my day.

So here I am, giddy with the anticipation of what's in store, but making sure I enjoy the present. I had an exceptional meditation session (for me). Shade and I had a great play time,including a rousing game of fetch with her favorite black twistie. Breakfast is done, towels are in the dryer, going to finish my kitchen, work on the living room then have lunch. After lunch, it is time to tackle my room. In time, this will be a home I can be proud of, it will be my sanctuary. it won't happen over night and I will not spend every weekend cleaning...I need to get my life back! *LOL*



  


So far...Very good!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Laundry's done and put away, clean sheets on my bed, dishwasher loaded(kitchen's almost done), wrestled and loved on my cat. Oh! I can see the top of my washer and dryer! Fist time since I moved in! *LOL* So laundry room is half done...YES!

I had the best salad for lunch! I certainly got more than my five servings in for the day! Time for a little break, watch a couple of episodes of "Angel" fourth season. I have been having an "Angel" marathon now that I finally found the last season at Wal-Mart. Although I probably should not have sat down. All of a sudden I'm very tired. Shade is zonked out beside me, mayhaps I'll join her for a little nap...It is Saturday after all. Oh yeeeaah...it's Saturday....*Sighs Happily*



emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HEYRED221 6/17/2012 9:29AM

    Sounds like a great day! Hope your Sunday is just as wonderful :-)

Carolyn

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOSINGLINNDY 6/16/2012 11:49PM

    Enjoy every minute of "Angel" with Shade there beside you.

Hugs

Report Inappropriate Comment
AMETHYSTSTAR 6/16/2012 8:26PM

    Well, yes you do...however it didn't happen...got hooked on "Angel" so I am now on the second disc. At least I will sleep tonight! *LOL* emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOO-SHAY 6/16/2012 8:18PM

    Somestimes you've got to take a few minutes and just snoooooooze!

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 Last Page