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I'm Trying . . .

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

To not lose it! There is so much going on at work, that I can't seem to get a grasp on all of the changes. It seems like the more flexible I become, the more they try to see if I can break. The problem is that if you act quickly to resolve a problem, they think you don't have enough to do, so they give you more. The situation is that I don't like to have unread emails in my outlook, and I don't like a messy desk - so I do what I need to do to ensure that what I like stays that way.

We are in the midst of an organization change in operations, and at the same time preparing for contingency in the event of a work stoppage because the MLA (Master Labor Agreement) expires 9/1/08! Which means we can't schedule vacation time or anything after 8/31/08 - which is crazy especially since I have surgery scheduled for 9/16/08!

The one positive thing about this whole process is that I've begun meditation and the time away from my office during lunch has helped me to refocus. Previously I ate in my office while working on emails, etc.

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FAYEBAYE 8/23/2008 12:29AM

    Just stay encouraged and focused. It's your time now. It's not easy trying to make sense out of something that just doesn't make sense. Your observation is correct, there is definitely a change in the atmosphere but you have to stand your ground and continue to be the light in the midst of turbulent times. I know I need your strength to be able to stand.

Just do whatever it is you have to do in order to have the peace you need in your life. Know that I am there for you. emoticon

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TIGERLILLY420 8/20/2008 10:07AM

    I hope everything works out for you with work to be able to get the time off to get your surgery done. And Great job with getting out of the office for your lunch.

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JIBBIE49 8/13/2008 10:25PM

    Oh, I'm glad you aren't eating while reading emails. I'm doing PAUL MCKENNA'S " I Can Make You Thin" and one of his four rules is to TASTE every bite. He says that obese people think about food 24/7, except when they are actually EATING it, and then they go into a Food Trance and have NO idea what they've eaten.
Today I went to a Japanese Restaurant with my son and I had the Salmon Box and it was SO good. emoticon

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TWEAVER0715 8/13/2008 4:01PM

    I do the same thing. I don't hardly get away from my desk but I have been trying to take a lunch away from my office at least once a week and it does make a difference. Hang in there...I hope things start slowing down for you.

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Well, I Finally Got My Date

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

I will be having GBS on September 16th! I can't believe it, I've only been ready to go since April - but the process of getting to April has been long and hard. I can't say that I don't appreciate the time that I've taken to get myself mentally and physically prepared. I have and continue to appreciate the support that I have received from people on Sparkpeople who communicated with me regarding their experiences.

I'll keep you posted, and I'm looking forward to assisting others in the future, as I have been helped and continue to be encouraged by others.

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LUCKYPENNY 8/7/2008 11:06AM

    Good for You!!!
Maybe you can get some new clothes for Christmas! ;)

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JIBBIE49 8/5/2008 1:43PM

    I hope all will go SAFE for you!! emoticon

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Wow! It's been a rough 2 days. . .

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I don't know what's going on with me these last 2 days - I can't seem to get my eating under control. I'm reviewing my food journals, etc. to see what I might be missing, but I can't figure it out. Yesterday and today I went over my calorie intake by 300+ on each day! I can't say that it was stress related because I was feeling good both of these days, and I was actually off work, so I can't blame that.

I'm working my butt off at the gym, but I'm beginning to feel discouraged because I don't think I'll make my weight loss goal for the week, especially since my birthday is Saturday, and my Mom is making me breakfast after my ritual of walking the dogs at the park. and I don't know what the girls have planned for me. emoticon

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TWEAVER0715 7/24/2008 3:07PM

    I find sometimes when I am off work I tend to have a harder time staying in range. Main this is like everyone else has said don't beat yourself up.

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DOTTY7267 7/24/2008 10:18AM

    Thank you all for your words of encouragement. I can't tell you how much it has meant to be a part of this team. I can be hard on myself sometimes and forget that it took awhile to get to where I am right now, so its not going to be gone in a couple of weeks.

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DETERMINED604 7/24/2008 9:35AM

    Hang in there!! Sassy is right, some days & weeks will be better than others. The important thing is you are aware of it & have the power to make today a better day!!!

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SASSYGIRL95 7/24/2008 1:10AM

    Don't beat yourself up..... We are going to have good days and bad days.. It's OK... We all do. The main thing is to tell youself that it's ok and move on to a better day... Remember you can still enjoy the things you want to, you would be suprised, at really what you can have and stay in your calories. It's just that you have to put it on a really small plate.. Hang in there it will get better..

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We are here for you if you need us..

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JIBBIE49 7/23/2008 11:07PM

    Happy Birthday on Saturday, Miss Pretty LEO LADY.

You have been doing great, so take it slow. You will get there!! emoticon

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I'm nearing a horizon!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

It's seems its always darkest before dawn - or at least that's what they tell me when it seems like you're facing obstacle after obstacle. I have had some of the worst days at work recently, so I know that I must be approaching a new horizon on something much more glorious in store. I'm reaching some type of mental block when it comes to reaching into the 60s. It seems as if I'm sabotaging my own success. emoticon One thing I can say is that I am finding a lot of encouragement and motivation from my new teams. I think I'll feel much better after my appointment on Friday emoticon

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LILSHINE 7/9/2008 1:58PM

    There's always a good on the otherside of obstacles, stay the course and you will eventually overcome. Just hang on...

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I'm Jogging!!!

Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm excited because I did not think that I would be to this point yet without a few more weeks under my belt. My daughter and I actually jogged this weekend. Of course I could not complete the whole track my first time, but I did half emoticon I can see a great improvement in my measurements from increasing my intensity.

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TWEAVER0715 6/30/2008 7:26PM

    emoticon That is awesome. Keep going and before long you will be jogging around the whole thing as much as you want.

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