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SPY 2; Day 50: Day Did Not Go As Planned

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My plan to exercise and eat right blew up today. I came home early running a fever and feelig crappy. I overate and did not exercise.

What I did do was make a donation to help the humanitarian relief in Japan. I do not say that to pat myself on the back but to remind people about the need. With the nuclear concern and the strife in the Middle East, the quake and tsumani are not on the front page.

Thank you for the comments, birthday wishes and sparkgoodies! I love my Spark community!

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CARRAND 3/22/2011 8:12PM

    Take care of yourself. emoticon

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/22/2011 8:19AM

  emoticon look after yourself... and get better soon.


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ANDASI 3/22/2011 3:53AM

    Hope you feel better soon.

Thank you for the reminder i have been meaning to donate and i havent yet but i will do it tomorrow.

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SPY 2; Day 49: Happy Birthday To Me!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Normally, I would not say much about today being my birthday, but one of my teams is a self-care/self-love team, so it seems appropriate. BF did not remember my birthday, but I am used to that. I got to talk with my brother. Turns out he stayed in New Mexico. They decided out of an abundance of caution to keep my nephew out of range of any possible radioactive fallout in Tokyo. What a treat to spend his birthday with him and to have a talk with him on mine!

I had lunch at Applebees and did not choose food wisely. But, tomorrow is another day.
I've been reading blogs of fellow SparkPeople who have been setting goals AND achieving them. This being my personal new year, it sounds like a good idea.

This week: 3 sessions with kettle bells and four days walking.
This week: stay within calorie range
Thiw week: water, water, water

My rewardL window shopping next weekend

Now let's see if I can beat this cold into submission!

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NONIE_C 3/22/2011 12:07PM

    This is a great plan for the week, and a wonderful way to begin your personal new year. I'm sorry to be late w/ my well wishes. In the midst of my ebb and flow self care on my days off, I've not been sparking too much except to update my status. I hope you had a beautiful birthday, and I'm glad it began with the gift of safe family.

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CARRAND 3/21/2011 9:04PM

    Happy Birthday to You! You can meet those goals, I'm sure.

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/21/2011 6:32PM

  good luck in getting rid of your cold... good luck with the things you want to accomplish this week... and....

emoticonhappy belated birthday!!! sounds like you had a wonderful day. emoticon

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NEWHORIZONSR4ME 3/21/2011 10:31AM

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Glad you had a nice B-day!

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GWENAEL 3/21/2011 12:08AM

  Happy Birthday! emoticon

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RJFERRARO315 3/20/2011 11:49PM

    Sounds like a great birthday to me. Mine was last week. I love your goals. I know you will reach them this week.

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WINTERRAIN 3/20/2011 11:38PM

    Oh I love your goals and Happy Birthday! Glad you had a wonderful day and your right tomorrow is a new day!!!

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SPY 2; Day 48: This Cold Won't Go! Japan Thoughts

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I am feeling worse today than I have since this cold began. I have done zip!

Well, I saw on CNN that donations for Japan humanitarian relief are lagging far behind Katrina and Haiti. I made my first donation today. It will not be the last. When northern California experienced the Loma Prieta earthquake during the World Series in 1989, we received worldwide help. Whole communities in Japan are gone and, as I read today, most of the population is elderly.

I know I would need help if I were to experience something like this.

Time to return to coughing!

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JHADZHIA 3/20/2011 10:41PM

    So sorry you are still struggling with this cold :(( Hope you get some relief soon .
Awesome of you to contribute what you can to Japan!
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 3/19/2011 10:57PM

  Sorry to hear about you & having a cold. :( I've also made an donation to Japan. :(

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CARRAND 3/19/2011 9:44PM

    Sorry about the cold. You are such a generous person. We should all contribute to relief efforts in Japan. It's very sad what happened.

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SPY 2; Day 47: Over, Under and Yawn

Friday, March 18, 2011

A week ago today was my brother's birthday and it was the first time in years that we had the chance to celebrate it together. The day, of course, was marred by the quake and tsunami in Japan. I am still so thankful that my sister-in-law and her parents are ok.

I am determined not to let the nuclear mess take away from the focus on the human need, so I found the picture of the two flag pins together.

I ate way over on calories, carbs and sodium today. Very little exercise. Every time I move, it triggers a spasm of coughing! Bleh!

So I do report to the attorney now, but I still support my now former boss 50% of the time. My new boss has warned me that I will be very overworked and likely get burnt out. I will be supporting government contracts, doing complex agreements (licenses and NDAs) and helping the new IP Paralegal with patents, trademarks and royalties.

I need to get back on track with food and exercise. I am going to need to be more in balance than I am right now.

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LIBBYFITZ 3/19/2011 8:31AM

    A strange thing for your boss to say that "you will get burnt out" emoticon

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JHADZHIA 3/19/2011 12:20AM

    So sorry you are still feeling awful :( You need to take care of yourself. I don't know how you can possibly handle this workload. I think that is pretty bad when your boss says you WILL get burned out!! Why on earth are people getting fired if there is so much work to do???
I hope you can shake this illness and have a restful weekend..
Thoughts are with all who are suffering in Japan..

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SPY 2; Day 46: Japan and New Job/New Boss(?)

Friday, March 18, 2011

My brother and nephew flew back to Japan today. My heart goes with them. I am distressed at the misinformation that is out there about the nuclear situation. It is serious, but it is not quite what is being said. Moreover, the flurry over that has removed the humanitarian need from the front pages. The need is going to be there for a long, long time.

I came in to find out that my VP decided for me not to split my time between the government contracts and the attorney. So now I report just to the attorney, but I am still doing work for the other group simply because I've not been told not to continue. My VP said I would have a new title, but that has not happened yet. It's just very odd. I know no one has had time to talk to me, but this feels really weird.

Still soft on exercise and low on food. Not feeling great.

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NONIE_C 3/20/2011 1:18PM

    The work situation sounds really confusing, and you really deserve an explanation. I'm sorry things are not clear right now. And I know that with your concern for your family, the work situation must be extra frustrating. Just hang in there and keep taking care of you.

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CARRAND 3/18/2011 10:46PM

    I hope things go well for you at work. It sounds confusing to me, but it should straighten itself out.

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LIBBYFITZ 3/18/2011 3:09AM

    It is very difficult when you can't find out what is going on in your job!

All my best wishes to your brother and his family. I agree, it will take many years to recover from this tragedy in Japan.

Hope you find your strength soon to resume exercise. emoticon

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RJFERRARO315 3/18/2011 12:26AM

    I'll keep you in my prayers/thoughts.

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JHADZHIA 3/18/2011 12:17AM

    So sorry you are not feeling well and that you have to worry about your brother :(
I don't think the needs of the people are being overshadowed by the reactors. They are giving as much footage to the damage caused as well and because of the proliferation of cameras and cell phones, they keep showing new footage of it..
Sounds like you should ask for clarification on what you should be doing..
It will be interesting to know what your new title is..
Look after yourself..
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