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so much uncertainty....

Sunday, July 27, 2014

There have been rumors that there will be changes at the company I work for.

Well its been confirmed (kind of) - my position has been eliminated. What does that mean? Nobody can tell me. emoticon

Do I stay a part of management? Do I still have a job? Do I get busted to a union associate? Do I get assigned to a location 2 hours from my house if I get to keep a similar job? How does it affect my paycheck and benefits?
I have to wait to find out until I'm officially spoken to by someone else from the corporate office

You may wonder when. I don't know, I was told when it happens it will happen. The person who told me may have wanted to give me a heads up. I think its like pulling a bandaid off...just do it. Why make us swing in the wind. emoticon

On a positive note:
- I did not stop and get the giant size of chips on the way home
- I did not stop at the local burger barf for a huge burger and humongous order of fries
- I am changing how I handle stress
- I went for a walk, made a phone call and had a normal dinner
- I realized I cant do anything about their decision until I know what the out come will be

Thank you, to all of you for helping me to change my habits. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NHES220 7/28/2014 3:38PM

    Wow, good for you for handling the stress the way you did. The uncertainty is the worst. I hope you get your answers soon!

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    I hope that the company has a good plan for you. I think it is good that you at least know some of that is to come and are not completely blind-sided. You are handling this well.

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FITKAT62 7/27/2014 8:32AM

  Everything happens for a reason. Think of it as a challenge.

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LWILKINS60 7/27/2014 8:14AM

    You controlled the things you could yesterday!

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ARNETTELEE 7/27/2014 8:03AM

  Things will work out!

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JAROL7 7/27/2014 8:02AM

    Worrying really works. 90% of what we worry about never happens ... so it obviously works.

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My you've got to be kidding me moment of the day :)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

So I walk into the house and there are candles lit. Mind you middle of the day beautiful outside. I ask whats with the candles. The response I get - "The cat litter smells" so I say change it, the response " no its easier to light the candles"

Gotta love it


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MBUICE 6/30/2014 8:05PM

    Wow, just wow...

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    ROFLMO!!!! Time to kick someone's butt outdoors while they carry, empty, and clean out the cat box.

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MAINEALI 6/29/2014 1:02PM

    That had to be either a man or a teenager! Good grief!


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When I look in the mirror...

Sunday, May 11, 2014

When I look in a mirror I have a hard time seeing that I've lost weight - I know I have ( I lost 2 pant sizes), but I just don't see it.

I needed something to show me how much I've lost.

Here it is:

I've lost 2 16.5 pound bags of dog food:)

Thanks for stopping by

Have a Happy Mothers Day!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KATIBUG49 5/11/2014 4:28PM

    Take a picture of yourself in some of your bigger clothes, that should help. I like the visual of the dog food,however. Congrats!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/11/2014 12:20PM

    You have a great Mother's Day too!

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MOODYKEYS 5/11/2014 7:44AM

    i feel lighter but saw myself in the sliding glass door and i dont feel like i look better. i know i have went from 232 to 216 but i cant wait till i can really see it. thanks for the images. happy mothers day.

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JSTETSER 5/11/2014 6:52AM

    I see the new clothes in a smaller size, but I agree. I don't see the amazing healthy change.
I feel it, though

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ROX525 5/11/2014 6:38AM

    I always use bags of sugar...dog food is even better as those "puppies" are heavy. Great job!! Happy Mother's Day to you.

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What I've learned while losing almost 40 pounds

Sunday, May 04, 2014

To others they are probably obvious - but I can be stubborn

- I like drinking water, soda is now to sweet
- Walking outside is peaceful (and my me time)
- small changes are easier than big ones
- Its not all about the scale, I am down two sizes and I have more energy
- I really like fresh fruit and veggies

Thanks for stopping by

Have an awesome day emoticon

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QUERIDAANA 6/23/2014 6:04AM

    Great life lessons! emoticon

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CANDOK1260 5/9/2014 12:29PM

    emoticon emoticon on the weight loss

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    Loved this blog!! Very positive and motivating!

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JAROL7 5/4/2014 7:38AM

    CONGRATS. Yes, it isn't rocket science ... but only 5% of us will take it off and keep it off.

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RIDLEYRIDER 5/4/2014 7:20AM

  Every day is a new learning experience, isn't it? Enjoy!

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GHOSTFLAMES 5/4/2014 7:18AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Not the blog I started to write...

Saturday, February 15, 2014

I sat down feeling all negative...not sure why. I was going to write a really negative blog, I didn't make me feel better, but seemed to drag me down more. So I deleted it

The positive : I feel better than I have in years, I have great kids and a supportive family and a job that I love

There are negatives in my life, many that i wish I didn't have to deal with. There are so many more positives for that I am truly thankful!

Spark on and remember all the positives that you have to be thankful for

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RUNNING-TURTLE 2/16/2014 1:22PM

    emoticon for the remember. We definitely need to remember all the good things that happen everyday more than the bad.

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    I'm glad you were able to focus on the positive things in your life. We all have challenges but we don't have to let them defeat us. emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 2/15/2014 3:00PM

    Well said

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JFROGSPYDER 2/15/2014 2:17PM

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NHES220 2/15/2014 1:07PM

    Yes, the glass is half full. It is always better to remember the positives and they hopefully outweight the negatives. Good for you for turning it around!
Spark on Kitty Cat!

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TIME4DEE 2/15/2014 1:03PM

    What a great start...choosing positive over negativity! That was half the battle. There are always good things to be thankful for....and the negative? Just things that haven't turned positive yet. Look for the good in the negative. There is something good in everything. Sometimes it takes a while to see it but its there. emoticon

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DEBBIEDAY 2/15/2014 10:12AM

    So happy to see the positive blog and it is great that this week's focus is on HAPPINESS for living the good life hey? emoticon

Spark on kitty cat!!!!


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LULUTU 2/15/2014 9:36AM

    Thank you for the positive blog! I'm glad you were able to bring yourself up by thinking about the good things in life. In need to remember to do the same.

Go Cats!

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