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Friday, November 28, 2014

A lot has happened since my last blog, I have finished my degree! I graduated October 24th! I am taking a break before starting my masters and am enjoying some me time!
I am still working on work and life balance. With my current job, this is something that I have struggled with and I am going to schedule me time in the new year.
Recently, I have started using young living essential oils and am loving them.
Hope that everyone had a great thanksgiving!

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LJCANNON 11/29/2014 11:59PM

    emoticon Congratulations on the Degree!!
emoticon Enjoy your downtime, and have a Blessed Holiday!!

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MAWMAW101 11/29/2014 10:08AM

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DJ4HEALTH 11/28/2014 11:52PM

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MAGGIEVAN 11/28/2014 9:14PM

    Congrats with all your achievements. You must feel proud and relieved.

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MSTWOMOONS002 11/28/2014 7:16PM

    Hi Chris;

I'm so happy for you finishing your degree, I am so proud of how far you've come in the time I've known you.

Don't know if you've followed any of my blogs lately with how busy you always are, lots of life changes for me too. I'm most sorry we never got to meet. Maybe some day?

Take care of you and your beautiful family, I surround you with prayers each day, wishing you the very best.

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon

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KALANTHA 11/28/2014 6:26PM

    emoticon on your graduation!

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KNEEMAKER 11/28/2014 3:31PM

  Fabulous Friday! Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 11/28/2014 1:44PM


I'm a doTerra essential oil user.

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Sunday 7/20

Sunday, July 20, 2014

So far so good today, made a Jamba Juice smoothie for breakfast. Trying to stick to my program......had a good start. Have a potluck dinner at church tonight but am planning to accommodate my plan. I will track anyhow :) I am also going to try to blog every day to keep on track emoticon

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KNIBARG 7/21/2014 12:19PM

    Good for you for your healthy start to the day. I hope you were able to navigate the potluck! I tend to skip those events right now because I don't trust myself to make healthy choices. I need to learn how to deal with this real life events! emoticon

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LJCANNON 7/20/2014 8:19PM

    emoticon Church Potlucks are certainly Challenging!! But staying mindful, and keeping your Goals in mind might help.

emoticon Also, drinking lots of Water, LOL!

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NELLIEC 7/20/2014 5:11PM

    I do find potluck challenging for tracking since everyone's idea of a certain dish is different. However, one can "adjust" and call it good.

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Time for an update

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I have updated my sparkpage, now time for a blog!
A lot has been going on.....

I have given up my trainer (or maybe she gave up on me!). I am so frustrated but that's ok, I am moving on........back in October when I applied for my new position I had told her that I may not be able to workout as much as I had been with her as I would be out of town all week. She said, no problem, we will work something out. Yeah right! Anyhow, as you know I got the position and have been away a lot. I kept in touch with her and was attending another gym (still in the same company) closer to my work. She decided that as a special favor, she did not do this for just anyone (sure!) that she would work out with me on Saturdays and would run 2 sessions with her together to which I agreed. Then after a few weeks, she was talking to me about working with another trainer on Saturdays to which I said no. The reason I was working with her was because she has lost a lot of weight herself and seemed to understand (at the beginning anyhow!) I did not want to work out with a male. She agreed and said OK we will continue as we are, then a couple of weeks later she calls me and tells me that either I can work out with someone else or I can get all my money back for the sessions that I had paid for (over $1000). I had been asking if this was a possibility for months and was told no! But now that it suits her, it is now an option?? As I have mentioned before I had hurt my shoulder and instead of physio I was working with her to strengthen that too. So I guess I am now on my own! I am very frustrated and hurt about this as I have been with her for a year! I think she has lost the initial reason why she began as a trainer.

On a brighter note, my DD has got a job near where I live, so she has moved in with me! We go swimming every night after work and that is helping my shoulder!

I am attending weight watchers and wearing my fit bit. For now, I will try the swimming and walking, forget about the gym for now. Though I do have a yoga mat, ball and weights at home :)

Thanks for reading my rav!

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KNIBARG 7/20/2014 9:10AM

    Well, it sounds like you have the right attitude. It is okay to be frustrated, but you did not let this derail you. You came up with a new plan. Good for you!!!! emoticon

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PURPLEPEONY 7/20/2014 1:27AM

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LJCANNON 7/19/2014 10:36PM

    emoticon It really is a Let Down about the Trainer, but I am thankful that you got your money back.
emoticon So happy that you and your Daughter get to spend time together and Work Out together.

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SARAHTAIT 7/19/2014 10:08PM

    So sorry to hear about this. You are probably better off without that trainer. I hope you can actually get your money back-that would be good. I think your plan of swimming and walking is a good one. Also there are free workout videos here at spark.
So glad Rachel has a job where you two can enjoy some time together........

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My Saturday

Saturday, June 21, 2014

I am looking forward to today.....

Starting with a mother/daughter work out at the gym. Love when I can workout with my daughter and trainer, we have such fun!

Then housework and school work.

Planning a healthy picnic lunch with my husband.

Starting my 5% challenge today! the start of an eight week challenge. My goal is to lose 10 pounds in the challenge emoticon

Love being home with my family on the weekends


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MSTWOMOONS002 7/20/2014 3:30PM

    Hi Chris;

Nice to hear what's going on in your life, hope you had a good workout & the class was great too. Hope your new job is still going well.

Hope you make your challenge, let us know so we can support & encourage you along the way.

Take care & be well, hey can you send some rain to us??? We've not gotten any yet.

Many Blessings Always Debby

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SARAHTAIT 6/22/2014 11:24AM

    Souds awesome...enjoy your family time!

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MSTWOMOONS002 6/21/2014 3:27PM

    Hi Chris;

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon It's nice to hear your blogs again & find out what your doing missed you for awhile.

Enjoy each precious moment with your lovely family cherish them. I'm sure they cherish you & being home with them.

Take care & be well.

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon

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DEB62BIE62 6/21/2014 2:53PM

    Sounds like a fun time.

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LJCANNON 6/21/2014 11:55AM

    emoticon Sounds like a Fabulous Weekend/Workout!!

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Scales are going in right direction :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Time for another update emoticon
I have taken 3 days off work this week to help out at my church for VBS. I am amazed at how disrespectful some children are! I have been going on swimming trips with the older children (5&6 graders) and am shocked at how argumentative and disrespectful some of them are towards adults and sometimes people they don't even know. Trying to show love to these children anyhow.

I am still attending weight watchers and have been doing very well, I have lost 9.6 pounds since I began 7 weeks ago, I did not get to go this week as I am at home and the meetings are by my work (100 miles away). My friend that I joined with has not been very regular in attending, we were supposed to be supporting each other, but I know everyone at their own time, right? I have lots of people at work supporting me, which is a huge help. I seem to do better when I am away from home as I can have MY foods around and more control over meals and snacks :) I am saving my weekly points for when I am home and that seems to be working for me. I love the meeting that I attend as there are several life time members there and I find that to be so motivating. Plus I have a friend in California that got to her goal this weekend and she is encouraging me too.

I am trying it get to the gym when I can and workout with my trainer. As I am away so much, she is going to make me up a program to do while I am away, so I am excited about that.

On the job front for my daughter, she did not get the position because they needed her quicker than she could start as she needed to give the family she worked for 2 weeks notice. She has had quite a few interviews but so far nothing has happened. I think that she has a previous employer that has been sabotaging her applications. Very frustrating as we live in a small town. This employer was not a good employer - wages were late, checks bounced, she was critical of her employees and in the end, DD left which made the employer mad! She out stipulations on DD about what employment she could accept in our town for 2 years and one if the nannying agencies gave DD feedback and it sounded like it came straight from this ex employer. Then on Sundays, her current employer told her that they did not need her anymore, no notice given. So now she is looking for employment again :( she has some avenues she is pursuing, so ewe would covet any prayers. We know that God has something out there for her.

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SARAHTAIT 6/18/2014 11:21PM

    Thanks for the update. Glad you are doing so well. Tell Rachel to hang in there...she will soon have a great job?

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NELLIEC 6/18/2014 5:35PM

    I am praying!

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    I totally feel the same about many children these days. The lack of respect is sad.

Sorry about your daughter not getting the job because she couldn't start soon enough. Will keep praying.

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