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Day 2

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I did my 2nd day of yoga. (1 hour) It was a cardio yoga.
We didn't go for a walk yet because of the weather but we will go for a walk later.

I made couscous for lunch. It was really good.

I made the Couscous as directed on the box.
I sautéed a whole sweet onion and a few stalks of celery,some garlic powder,then added the Couscous.
Then I added a small can of Rotel and a can of petite tomatoes.
It had a nice hot taste but not overly hot. My husband loved it.

That's it so far. Exercising early in the day is great. Anything else I do now is "gravy".
Let's Focus on moving forward.

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MSLZZY 1/14/2014 11:35PM

    emoticon Where's mine? LOL!

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68ANNE 1/14/2014 11:17PM

    Look at how good you did! Amazing

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LIVINGFREE19 1/14/2014 10:16PM

    You are doing great!

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THINFITKINDVGAN 1/14/2014 6:41PM

    Hooray for you and a great day too! Way to go friend. On to day 3.

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CATLADY52 1/14/2014 5:38PM

    That is a good start. emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 1/14/2014 1:59PM

    My day, started with exercise, tends to be a better day...

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SHERYLP461 1/14/2014 1:36PM

    Yoga is a great choice, it affects all the senses and mind body and spirit. Attitudes change for the good.

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GINA180847 1/14/2014 1:22PM

    Sounds like life is good and bound to keep on being that way. We are all so lucky to live in great countries.

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Day 1

Monday, January 13, 2014

I have been doing good so far this month for the new year.
My husband's triglycerides were off the charts so he's doing more to get things in shape.

Since Jan. 9, (after getting his results) we are eating cleaner, Healthy salads with our meals,(as Vegan as we can get) drinking a lot of water, and we walk at least 1.5 miles in the afternoon between my school run.

I'm calling it my day one (even though I have been doing something from the 1st) because I started to do my 108 day Yoga dvd again.

So I am on day one with an hour of Yoga, (plus our walk) and I kept running through the house for 20 minutes to make my Spark Activity tracker goal of 9000.
My Fitbit was 14142 steps.
The steps don't ever match so I have to do more.
Oh well.
Day one.
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MSLZZY 1/14/2014 11:35PM

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WATERONE 1/14/2014 10:25AM

    emoticon It's great you and your DH are working together.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 1/14/2014 2:47AM

    Keep up the GREAT WORK!

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HABITATVITALITY 1/14/2014 2:39AM

    LOL Love that you are running through the house to meet your goals - very good! You are doing real well.

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MRS.DOYLE 1/14/2014 2:08AM

    Fresh starts and changing things around are great motivators.

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WEBEZE 1/14/2014 1:53AM

    Sounds good to me. Was considering getting a spark when my fitbit croaks, but not sure now if the tracking isn't close.

I too run around the house to try and get my steps in when the weather is bad.
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RDEE22 1/14/2014 12:59AM

    Great to have your DH on board, and doing it together. emoticon

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68ANNE 1/13/2014 9:40PM

    lol
'running through the house'
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DONNABRIGHT 1/13/2014 9:15PM

    I swear the Spark activity tracker is low on steps - my pedometer always has several thousand more.

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LIVINGFREE19 1/13/2014 8:47PM

    You are doing great! That is wonderful that your DH is exercising with you, though it is sad about his triglycerides.

You have a great plan with exercising it looks!

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MOTLEM 1/13/2014 8:18PM

    emoticon emoticonDonna, you are one of us at One for All and All for One, why not brag about your exercising there as we all are now ... at Motivation & Exercise forum then on to Spassing - January 2014. This forum is ROCKIN' with our achievements, so YOU should be there to brag about YOURS as well!!
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THINFITKINDVGAN 1/13/2014 7:37PM

    All of this is wonderful! Your steps are high, your doing yoga, your eating healthy, your dh and you are joining together to be healthier. What's not to congratulate you on? I can't think of a thing.

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KING_SLAYER 1/13/2014 7:23PM

    It's always good to have your significant other join you on the journey, makes things a bit easier! Best of luck to you both!

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MARYANN2323 1/13/2014 7:07PM

    Looks like a great Day 1 to me! WTG! emoticon

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New Year Goals

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Eat Healthy (a plant strong Diet)
Plan meals & snacks
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
Walk at least 15 minutes a day
Exercise at least 10 minutes a day (pushing for 20)
I plan to keep moving more and FOCUS!! on what the heck I am doing.
PLUS I am going to be nice and kind and a good person.
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HABITATVITALITY 1/12/2014 2:54PM

    Great goals! Love it!

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IGNITEME101 1/6/2014 10:56PM

    Achievable goals with the Lord!

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GENRE009 1/6/2014 7:40PM

    Did you know that people that are selfish don't say, I am going to be a nicer person.
Or that people who are users don't say, I am going to be kinder. But as far as being a better good person, only you know where you stand on that. I think you are already pretty nice, & kind. We all need to be better. take care, and here's to a better year for all of us. Good blog. eva emoticon

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GENRE009 1/2/2014 4:09PM

    You seem like you are definitely on the right track. basically 3x's 1/2 hour or 45 minutes is what the body needs to function & stay flexible. I knew a women that walked 5 miles a day, at 87. I read about what this amount of exercising does, and here is what it said. That is possibly extends your life by 5 years. because it put extra oxygen into your body. eva emoticon

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CHINAGAL 1/1/2014 12:57PM

    Sounds like a plan for success!
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WATERONE 12/30/2013 7:26PM

    Fantastic, achievable goals. emoticon

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GINA180847 12/30/2013 2:29PM

    Now that pretty well covers everything except world peace though I am sure you are wishing for that as well. Love your goals!!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 12/30/2013 1:00PM

    S.M.A.R.T Goals...

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KANOE10 12/30/2013 9:34AM

    Those are great goals. I hope you have a wonderful New Year.



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LOTALAFFS 12/30/2013 5:57AM

    Great Goals! You can do it!

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MRS.DOYLE 12/30/2013 3:38AM

    That sounds like a great plan for 2014.
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68ANNE 12/30/2013 12:12AM

    You can do that!
I need to focus, focus and focus!

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KATHRYNLP 12/29/2013 10:58PM

    They sound like great goals.... something I can work on too! emoticon

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MARYANN2323 12/29/2013 10:37PM

    If you really set your mind to it, I have no doubt that you will succeed! emoticon

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GLORYB2014 12/29/2013 9:38PM

    emoticon Great goals for 2014!

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LIVINGFREE19 12/29/2013 9:17PM

    Great goals, my friend!

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KING_SLAYER 12/29/2013 8:03PM

    Sounds like a list of very do-able items! Although the "nice and kind and a good person" could be rough depending on the people you have to deal with!

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MOTLEM 12/29/2013 7:38PM

    Great goals, girlfriend. Are you sure you haven't been sifting my mind as they are pretty much the same as mine.

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TAICHIDANCER 12/29/2013 7:35PM

    They sound like great goals....

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LINDA! 12/29/2013 6:53PM

    Great blog!

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THINFITKINDVGAN 12/29/2013 6:52PM

    LOL These are great! I especially loved the last one.

Kindness made you Kind.

Happy 2014!

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TWEETYKC00 12/29/2013 6:51PM

    Make things happen!

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Got the job

Saturday, November 16, 2013

I did get the school bus driver job. At first they wanted me to learn different runs and I started training that Monday, the 4th and then one girl got an opening near home (same company) and I had to learn her run. So now I have my own. It is better since I am new to the Hamburg, Pa area.
They did say that they still might train me on other runs of people who miss a lot of time.
I am hoping not too soon.
It is a nice company and everyone seems nice and I love that I go home between runs and just have to focus on my one job.
When I was supervisor at my other bus driver/limo job I had to stay 10 hours a day M-F plus always be on call.
I am so loving not having to be responsible for others and some acted like spoiled kids themselves.
So, we will see how this goes. I am happy to just be accountable for me. :)
Thank you all for your encouragement.
Love you all.
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HABITATVITALITY 1/12/2014 2:53PM

    Awesome CONTRATULATIONS - I agree, it is much easier just to be accountable to ourselves and not work long hours and be on call 24/7. Sounds like my last career choice which I have since resigned from! LOL Good for you!

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GENRE009 1/6/2014 7:34PM

    I have lost touch with you for a while, now I am back tracking. I am happy you got the job. Just remember sometimes we have to put up with things at our jobs to survive the economy. And it is a ruff one for finding jobs. this is greayt. eva

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ILOVEROSES 12/28/2013 8:40PM

    Congratulations Donna! emoticon Enjoy a couple of weeks break now.

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TXGRANDMA 12/16/2013 12:52AM

    Good for you! When did you move to the new area? DH and I have sold our house that we have lived in since we married, and are moving to our property in DeLeon. We have to be out the 10th of January so will live in our RV a while until our house out there is finished. Since we are doing almost all the work ourselves, it may take a while. So glad that you only have to answer for YOUR actions, and no one else's! emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 12/16/2013 12:43AM

    Not sure how I miss this, so congrats. How is it going?
Jeanne

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TRAVELNISTA 11/18/2013 9:25PM

    emoticon So happy for you!

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MOTLEM 11/17/2013 5:32PM

    Wow Donna! emoticon emoticon
It's always hard getting used to a new job, but you are sounding so positive. All good and great to hear your wonderful news.
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MCJULIEO 11/17/2013 9:51AM

    Yay for you!

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BESCATS 11/16/2013 9:07PM

    emoticon so happy for you !! It should take a lot of stress out of your life.

emoticon , and glad that you are with nice people.

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LIVINGFREE19 11/16/2013 8:58PM

    I am so glad you got the job!

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TURTLELADY56 11/16/2013 6:37PM

  i often wonder why bosses seem to hold me accountable for other people....and not hold that person....often work around shaking my head....oh yea congrats on new job

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THINFITKINDVGAN 11/16/2013 6:17PM

    And I can see this expand into your off-work time as well.

Congratulations!

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68ANNE 11/16/2013 6:14PM

    Yay! New jobs are great and when you don't have responsibility for everyone, even better.

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MRS.DOYLE 11/16/2013 4:56PM

    Well done. I still shudder with the memory of a new bus driver who asked me the way when I was only 7. I didn't have a clue and the whole bus got lost on the way to school. I wish he'd been trained properly!!

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    emoticon Congratulations! emoticon

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MSLZZY 11/16/2013 3:57PM

    Sounds like a good fit. Take your time learning the area and you should be fine.

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    emoticon emoticon I'm glad for you. emoticon

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WEEPINGANGEL74 11/16/2013 11:44AM

    Congratulations!!!

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    Good things happen to good people.... emoticon emoticon

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GINA180847 11/16/2013 11:24AM

    emoticon So glad for you that you got the job you wanted. It is nice to be recognized and appreciated for our talents.

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Job interview

Monday, October 28, 2013

Last week I called and asked if they were hiring sckool bus drivers. I went an put in my application and they called me Friday to come back in today and talk to someone.

I started out as a driver in my old place and then moved up to manager/supervior and all around do it all.
That is where I became so stressed out.
I tried to quit my job the last 2 summers and finally we just moved here (74 miles) away because I had to get out of there.

I loved being home this past month after moving but I have got to get to work. (the money thing, you know)

I really hope the children have more respect than the ones where I came from.
I only have 2 years and then I can go into early retirement if I want to. (hopefully)

Anyway, I will see what happens this morning.

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FUTUREHOPE49 11/5/2013 3:56PM

    I hope you got the job emoticon

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68ANNE 10/30/2013 10:12PM

    Here's looking at a great job!

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LINDA! 10/29/2013 8:11PM

    I hope all goes well. Hope you like your new job.

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LIVINGFREE19 10/28/2013 9:34PM

    I hope the kids are better for you now at this school!

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CATLADY52 10/28/2013 5:01PM

    Good luck! emoticon

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WILSONWR 10/28/2013 11:28AM

    Good luck getting a job!

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GINA180847 10/28/2013 10:13AM

    Ah yes, the money thing. Good luck with this job and hopefully the children will be decent.

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MSLZZY 10/28/2013 9:56AM

    Good luck! HUGS!

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WATERONE 10/28/2013 8:46AM

    Crossing my fingers for you. Good school bus drivers are so important.

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FERRETLOVER1 10/28/2013 8:38AM

    Good luck! My aunt was a school bus driver for years and she loved it!

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GLORYB2014 10/28/2013 8:36AM

    All the best Donna.
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KATHRYNLP 10/28/2013 8:14AM

    Kids are so unruly on School Busses, and only the brave and patient should drive one. That lets me out.... good luck hun. emoticon emoticon

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CHARMIN944 10/28/2013 7:27AM

    Good luck. I'm sure you will get it.

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TAICHIDANCER 10/28/2013 6:13AM

    Best of luck

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THINFITKINDVGAN 10/28/2013 6:12AM

    We can hope that others are better, that a situation will be better, that the future will be better. And, hopefully it will be. But, unless we change our thoughts about ourselves and others/situations how can it be?

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