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Where does your city rank?

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Just read an article called "The Fattest Cities" on msn.com


I live between San Francisco (Grade is A+) and Oakland (Grade is B+) as far as a ranking of the Fattest Cities is concerned.

I don't know what it all REALLY means but they run these numbers for a reason. Take what you want from it but get out and move a little more and stick to your healthy lifestyle.

I'm on day 2 of high energy so I'll be walking during the day AND hitting the gym tonight for more beloved cardio.

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KT-NICHOLS-13 5/5/2010 4:43PM

    TAZZY, your new city actually ranks better than the previous one. emoticon

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TAZZYM150 5/5/2010 3:24PM

    I live in the 38th city. I use to live in the 10th. Guess I am going down. lol

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Days like this

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

It's days like this that I am reminded that there can be good days. Days (even moments) without fatigue, I just wish there were more of them strung together. In due time is what Doc tells me. I'd like a fast forward button to get me to that time and place!

I love days like this! And with Step class at 6:15, I have nothing but smiles and giggles today.

Hurray for energy - it is a natural high!

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MOONSWEEPER 5/5/2010 12:37AM

    I hope you enjoyed the rest of the day and your step class!

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Creating a New Vision

Monday, May 03, 2010

Over the weekend my mood, temporarily, went dark and cold. I realized while talking to my husband that my 10+ year dream of going to Australia for my 40th birthday is not going to be realized. Funny how one comment or conversation can change a mood so drastically.

It has been a life long dream of mine to go explore Australia, even high school friends remember my passion for going down under as early as grade school. Finally, as a young adult making mere pennies I decided to set up an Australia savings account and feed that account whenever I could. It grew and grew as did my hopes and dreams. I protected that account against all odds!

After hours of silence I finally looked at my husband and with tears in my eyes and shaky voice I told him that I must create a new vision because my old dream had just died. The account still exists - I'll continue to protect it - but it will not be used on my 40th birthday.

I still get a little teary eyed when I think of my lost dream but today I decided to turn it around and create a new vision. I'm not sure what it will look like, yet, but I've started to explore.

At the top of the list is white water rafting up North - a class 3/4 trip, if possible. I've been before, many a year ago, but my husband has not. The possibilities are endless and I shall create a new vision and celebrate my 40th in style!


Goals for May 3 - 31, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Inspired by other SP members, I shall post my May goals:

1) Workout 7 days a week (60 minutes minimum)
2) Stop secret eating
3) Be kind to myself
4) Weigh myself only once a week (Friday a.m.)
5) Save enough pennies to have take the test Doc has highly recommended
6) Enjoy some ME time
7) Take Measurements once
8) Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge with my husband
9) Try a new workout
10) Get 8 hours of sleep a night


What happened to Customer Service with a smile?

Friday, April 30, 2010

I find that I am asking this question a lot lately, "what happened to customer service with a smile?" I wonder if people are so beaten down that they no longer care. Are individuals so unhappy in their jobs that they don't care? Maybe their boss just yelled at them or a co-work is being snarky so they take it out on the first person who crosses their path and they really don't care.

What happened?

Last weekend my husband and I encountered poor customer service when we were dinning out. The place was not overly busy so I expected a more attentive server, it didn't happen. When we received our bill I noted that we were over charged for items too. Instead of becoming snarky myself I simply pointed out the error in billing and it was taken care of. Instead of short changing the tip I simply noted the lack of attentiveness on the comment card.

Today, I went with my husband to drop off an application at our local YMCA and was confronted with aggressive and hostile front desk personnel. I was amazed. When I introduced myself, stated why we had stopped by I was asked if my husband could speak. Really? I smiled, stepped aside and informed the woman that she could simply ask him that very question. I later sent feedback via their website and received an phone call from the director within minutes of hitting send. At least there was followup.

So what happened to customer service with a smile? Or even better, a smile and a how are you today? I don't get it. People are fighting to get a job, while others abuse the very one they are in.

We all need to smile and giggle more - myself included! We all need to care about the person standing in front of us a little more.


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