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One interesting day

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I had an interesting day yesterday. I started the day with waking up only after 4 hours of sleep. So I woke up and i had to go to our neighboring country to do the shopping for our store (40 miles distance) AND I had a car accident. Not with an other car! Nothing happened to my, I was fine! It was snowing (!) yesterday morning and my speed was probably bigger than it should have been and the car slipped and it 'got off' from the road into the dike next to the road. I was so mad at myself! I'm driving a lot (I'm a 'delivery girl' at our store besides the other thousands of things that I have to do ) and I start not to pay as much attention as I should. So I called my father, I had to wait 2 hrs for him to come after me, the repairing won't cost a lot but still...So I got back to the store, a friend of ours helped out with delivering and I decided that I have to go home and relax and sleep and not do anything. So I went home, watched Gilmore girls (3-4 episodes) (I'm a HUUUUGE fan!), and I took a walk (an 80-minute walk - it was great - at the hilld around our house). I had a pep talk with myself, I told myself that I only have to push working a few weeks and then we'll hire someone to work for us and I'll have more time for mself, to LIVE, exercise, I'll have energy to start losing weight again. I regained a lot by the way. I hasn't changed my weight on SP though, 'cause it looks so good on the tracker that I've lost that much (compared to myself), but I'll change it tomorrow, I know I have to!
Well, that's about it. :)

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BELLAALI 3/26/2009 9:40AM

    I am so glad you are ok and I am so glad you found some time for yourself. I nice looong walk can be so relaxing and that is just what you need is some time to relax. I am excited to know that your crazy life will hopefully be slowing down so you can focus a little more on you. Oh and I love Gilmore Girls I watch it whenever I can on tv and I am thinking about buying the series on DVD so I can watch it whenever I want! Thanks for all these blogs and keeping everyone updated it is nice to see you around Spark so much!!!! Our move in date is set for April 1st which is also the day I wanted to start back on track with Spark! It might be hard but I am determined to do it! I figured the eating would be pretty easy I could do some quick cereal and stuff for breakfast, a salad for lunch maybe with some chicken or maybe even a subway sub and then I want to make a nice dinner for my husband and I on our first night so we will see but the cool thing is the moving will be exercise and I am also gonna buy a spark dvd to do too so I am soooooo excited to know that both of us are getting back on the spark track and taking time for us!

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BIGGIRL2082010 3/26/2009 8:39AM

    Lilla, I'm so glad the accident wasn't serious and didn't involve any other cars and that you are unhurt!

Get some sleep, lady, it's easy to lose focus when you're operating on insufficient sleep! I was just reading your main SparkPage - sounds like you and your boyfriend are smart, ambitious people - congratulations on the restaurant! It's great that you'll soon be hiring someone to work and give yourselves a bit of time to balance out your life.

In the meantime, try to take a few minutes each day to simply be quiet and meditate, to envision what your future is going to be, to see how your life will blossom as you go along ... it's calming, and helps a lot to reduce stress!


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Monday, March 23, 2009

You know, it was a long time ago since i complained this much as in the last few days, especially today. I'm tired...I hate to see myself complain or feel bad but it's like a huge energy-blocking wall that stands in front of me and doesn't let energy pour into my body. Of course I haven't went jogging today because I just couldn't do more physical activity than what was necessarily needed. I'm active here on SP though ('cause I don't have to move, I only have to sit in front of the PC to do that), I'm reading articles, e'mails n' stuff.
Well...I'm not in a creative mood for blogging today, so we'll see how I'll do tomorrow.


Better now...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I looked at yesterday's blog entry...pretty melancholic, isn't it?
Well...I decided that i'm gonna start jogging from tomorrow (Monday). I don't know how many times per week, I don't know for how many minutes, I just know that i'll go out there and run! I'll also have to make a plan sometime during today about what i'm gonna do to make my work more efficient, and to make our store go better.
Thank God I'm not in such a bad mood any more! Oh, and I passed 5000 sparkpoints today, and I love my trophy! :)

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BELLAALI 3/22/2009 8:03AM

    Just when I get ready to try and come up with something amazing and inspirational so I can try to make you feel as good as you always make me feel when I am feeling down you go and pull yourself back up. You are truly an inspiration with all that you accomplish and your unfailing devotion to Spark and fellow Sparkers. You are always so willing to help others and are such a huge help to me. I don't really know what to say other than THANK YOU!!! I am glad to hear you are feeling better I knew you would figure it out you sure don't let people feel bad for long. I just want you to know that even if I can't come up with stuff as good as you can (I think you just have magic powers... ha ha) I am always here for you!!! Much love to you and keep doing what your doing!


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MRSCAROLB2 3/22/2009 7:45AM

    That is it!!!! Set those goals and not so much that you know that you will let yourself down for setting a goal to high for you to reach. You have the right idea keep up the good work.

I want to invite you to join our team Spark Power. If you need that extra push or motivation that is what this team is all about. Why would anyone want to lose weight or pursue any goal alone? Every dieter should have a Weight Loss Team of people pulling for you, using their strengths to make up for your trouble areas. Our team is just that! If you’re new to spark people or just need motivation, we are here for you. If you have been a Spark People member for a while now and want to help motivate others, this is your team. We have all kinds of members that are here to Motivate, someone that is always looking at the bright side. So if your struggling, if your having problems staying with it or to give you pointers along your journey. We are here for you to do just that. Come give us a try! Just go to my spark page and click on the spark power team to check us out.


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The story that can help us hold on!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

John is the kind of guy you love to hate.

He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say.
When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply,
'If I were any better, I would be twins!'

He was a natural motivator.

If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, 'I don't get it!

You can't be a positive person all of the time.
How do you do it?'

He replied,
'Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today.
You can choose to be in a good mood or ...
you can choose to be in a bad mood.
I choose to be in a good mood.'

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...
I can choose to learn from it.
I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life.
I choose the positive side of life.

'Yeah, right, it's not that easy,'
I protested.

'Yes, it is,'
he said.
'Life is all about choices.
When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice.
You choose how you react to situations.
You choose how people affect your mood.
You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood.
The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life.'

I reflected on what he said.
Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business.
We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.

I saw him about six months after the accident.
When I asked him how he was, he replied,
'If I were any better, I'd be twins...Wanna see my scars?'

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

'The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter,'
he replied.
'Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live.'

'Weren't you scared?
Did you lose consciousness?'
I asked.

He continued,
'..the paramedics were great.
They kept telling me I was going to be fine.
But w hen they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action.'

'What did you do?'
I asked.

'Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me,'
said John.
'She asked if I was allergic to anything.
I replied.'
The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply.
I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity'.'

Over their laughter, I told them,
'I am choosing to live.
Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead.'

He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

Attitude, after all, is everything .

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    Such a touching story, It actually brought tears to my eyes. People just don't realise how much they take for granted. We winge and complain when really, we should be held accountable for our choices. I choose to live a happy, healthy life (in mind, body and spirit)!!

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FMGARMAN 10/4/2008 2:22PM

    Great story. Thanks for sharing!!

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