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Starting over... again

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

This is the intro on my personal page but I am also going to use it as a blog post to keep me honest.

Well, here I go again, I am starting over. My last appearance was over a year ago. I became overwhelmed by work, disease, commitments and moods. Just the whole "I don't want to do this anymore" feeling. Now I am right back where I started 4 years ago (minus 2 pounds...). I am feeling sluggish, and every joint in my body is crying out for me to change these bad habits.

My Dr. Is working on my medication mix, but as of today, nothing positive. This is a major reason to get some of this weight off... again. I am going to start with gentle yoga until my muscles start to heal and strengthen, get back in the pool for the joint easy cardio. Then I will move back to my bike and start riding regularly.

An apology to my friends, I am so sorry I just disappeared. I just couldn't be positive in the place I was and I didn't want that attitude to spill over on you. I hope you all have been well and are continuing on in your healthy lives.

Vonda

  
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GADGETGEEK 12/31/2013 4:49PM

    Hey BEBELOUIDAHO, it's good to hear I'm not the only one! emoticon let's kick off this new year with new us!

Thank you Fungirl, it feels good to be back!

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BEBELOUIDAHO 12/31/2013 2:51PM

    Did you write my blog info and sign your name? I totally am in same spot. But let's encourage each other in the new year. We can do this emoticon

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FUNGIRL81005 12/31/2013 1:30PM

    Welcome Back!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Dear Me

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hi Me,
I know that you have been going through a rough time, and I want to tell you that it is ok to let yourself feel down, but only for a little while. It's time to get up and move on. You know that you will feel better if you lose the weight, if you find other methods to cope with stress and boredom, and depression. You are worth more than what you are being given credit for. Don't do it for anyone but yourself.
Me.

  
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TPETRIE 11/22/2012 10:45AM

  Great! Remember put yourself first. emoticon

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TLAIR0468 9/12/2012 9:55AM

    Doing it for yourself is the best reason! Remember, all your nestmates are right beside you so don't hestitate to ask for help! You can do this!!

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ANGRITTER 9/12/2012 6:39AM

    We have all been here and all you need to do is reach out and grab one of the hands being offered to you in support. There are several. Tell us why you are depressed on the thread... one of us is bound to make you feel a little better.

Hang in there!

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FUNGIRL81005 9/11/2012 11:00PM

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DESERTDREAMERS 9/11/2012 9:17PM

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LJR4HEALTH 9/11/2012 9:02PM

    Vonda You know it you are so worth it and much more emoticon The great thing is you are not alone on this journey

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ZACEVETOB 9/11/2012 7:18PM

    Awesome letter. You will make it! emoticon

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BKWERM 9/11/2012 6:28PM

    Good girl! I echo Brenjet's comment. You're definitely not alone!

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KIKA07DK 9/11/2012 5:53PM

    Yes!!! You are SO worth it!!! emoticon

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JULIENMM 9/11/2012 5:15PM

    You can do it! We'll see to it!!!

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BRENJET 9/11/2012 5:11PM

    Plus...we all have your back...so you're not in this alone! You Can do it!!!

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Organization

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day 3 of this blogging thing, organization.

I am trying to start with my desk at work. I have piles, small ones, but piles. Some are piled by project, some are piled by need date and yet others are piled by "to do". Now, in order for this to work, I must make my piles consistent (first goal). I need to figure out which pile will be more important, which at this point, I am thinking it should be need date. From there they should be broken down by project, and the "to do" should be the last, or even in a pile by themselves, since they rarely have a particular project that they fit with.

Next, the piles need to be placed into files (wow change one little letter...). I have an empty hanging file drawer which will accommodate everything on my desk once I have them arranged in a consistent format.

Now to get it finished, along with my regular duties...

I need to carry this over to my home and that will be starting with my crafts. Most is arranged neatly, in my craft room, however, when I have a project out in the den with DH, I have a tendency to pile again. I need to move finished project supplies back to the craft room, find people to gift the finished projects and tag all of my yarn and thread stashes on the project website that I use. Ok, so this one will be more than a week... Now to keep from stressing over the fact that it isn't done yet. emoticon

Once again, thanks to everyone who comments, I really appreciate the support!

  
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CEEJAY72 9/9/2012 3:44PM

    Getting organized is more of a journey than a goal, don't you think? You are definately on the right track. Keep it up!
Connie
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KKINNEA 1/18/2012 12:05AM

    Awesome, love both the steps and the humor accompanying them!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/17/2012 7:55PM

    You're doing emoticon
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KERLIN26 1/17/2012 5:22PM

  I think my whole life is organized chaos lol! Good luck getting yourself organized!

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AMYC0128 1/17/2012 4:03PM

    Great goal to turn into a habit. I like the hanging filed deal that will be great.

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DEDICATED2HIM 1/17/2012 2:51PM

    I know...I have a pile (rather large pile) of TBF (to be filed) stuff ranging in importance from not very to critical. My problem is that I can no longer get down to the lower drawers of my filing cabinets...Methinks I will need to buy another two drawer file and put it on TOP of my original two drawer file and keep the current and important files up on top. Sounds like a plan.
But thus far it hasn't migrated from PLAN to ACTION.

NOTE TO SELF: Take care of this SOON!

your blog motivated me to attend to this...I'm quite familiar with the internal pressure....yep. been there. AM THERE.

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Consistency

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ok, day 2 of this blogging thing. First Thank you to all of you who commented and encouraged me! You are all emoticon

Now, I am working on consistency and I am making it through the second day. I've done my morning workout, I'm completing my blog, and I am feeling really good about this so far.

I have to remember to post now. I have a challenge on the Determined Daisies and on on the Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. These are the highest on my priority list right now and hopefully if I talk about it here, where people can see that will help hold be accountable. While I am working on this, I am going to work on organization. I think that the 2 will go hand in hand.

Thank you all again for your support!

  
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SEATTLE58 1/17/2012 11:46AM

    Good for you!! emoticon

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 1/17/2012 1:12AM

    emoticon great goals!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/16/2012 6:42PM

    Keep up the good work !

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KERLIN26 1/16/2012 6:20PM

  Best of luck on reaching your goals!

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KKINNEA 1/16/2012 3:54PM

    Smart plan - I always do better when my goals reinforce each other!

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Apology

Sunday, January 15, 2012

To all of my Determined Daisy Team mates,
I am so sorry about the last 2 weeks. I have been totally inconsistent in my posting and I know that I have not done my part.

This week is about blogging on changing a bad habit. My worst habit is consistency. I start off great but then I let life get in the way of my goals and falter. This week will be a comeback of sorts then, get me back on track and work on my follow through.

My next bad habit is organization. This is another subject I intend to tackle with my blogging this week.

I will seek inspiration from my Team mates, not only on the Daisy team, but though all of the teams I am on. I am also going to print this blog entry out and place it in a couple of highly visible spots.

Thank you to those of you that haven't given up on me, I appreciate the kind words, mail messages and inspiration! You are all Awesome!

  
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SUZHOLLE 1/16/2012 5:56PM

    I am struggling with consistency right now too. I'm trying to get back to the consistency I had before the holidays. It's tough. It's so great that you're putting it out there, I'm sure it will help you.. emoticon emoticon

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KMICHA 1/15/2012 10:03PM

    Ahhhhh .... we don't give up on you! We are all in this together, pushing and pulling one another along with our words of encourgement and helpful tips. It helps to share our downfalls, because chances are there is someone else who fell down where you did too! You can do this!!!

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LOVEGERRY 1/15/2012 9:30PM

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I have completed day two.

Oh, boy, do I know about no consistency! I wish you the best and hope this week turns us around and causes us to get serious about committing to doing this weight loss thing into the future!

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REBECCAMA 1/15/2012 8:28PM

  I am lousy at consistency too. You are not alone.

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KERLIN26 1/15/2012 8:28PM

  I struggle with consistency too. I admire you for being so forthcoming about this :)

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 1/15/2012 6:56PM

    Consistency is a very hard habit to start or keep... I struggle with it too!
Best wishes on conquering this!!

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