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Friday, May 09, 2014

Well, here is say I am going to write more often, and what happened life took a strong hold on me, and all I can remember each day is to breathe (and that doesn't happen that often) - remember to breathe.

So where am I in all my goals, still in debt, 20+ pounds more, and still the endless problems with the ladies at work (does it seem to many of you that being outside the home, especially at work, that it effects your soul in a bad way?). I read some blogs from other SparkPeople, and the way they exercise and are able to do so many things, I wonder if they work? I can't wait to be able to take care of my family and home, and more than that to take care of myself.

Well, if things go right, my husband and I agreed that May 28, 2015 will be my last day here at work. That is exactly 30 years, at the same department!! I am so excited and scared at the same time, because I won't be retirement age at that time; however, my pension will be more than what I get now and will cover me and my husband until our deaths. I just want to be a HOUSEWIFE and STAY AT HOME MOM (is that bad?).



Thursday, August 01, 2013

August 1st, it is the start of a countdown for me. I have been working at this same office/department for 28 years. The countdown is to my retirement, I get my "80 points" on August 1, 2014, and I am so excited for this time in my life. Although, I will be 51 when I retire, I have been working all my life (I started out as a waitress in my families restraunt at age 12, and have literally been working since). I am plum tired. I had my children while I worked here, and I am ready to be a mom. My kids have no idea of what it is like to come home to a hot meal, or to cookies and milk. I have felt that guilt for 25+ years. I really look forward to taking care of my family and myself. I also look forward to finally not seeing or hearing from the people at my job (so much drama and back stabbing). I am blessed to have a husband who now will take care of me, maybe we won't live like the rich and famous, but we will live in our happy little home with a mom inspiring to be a great cook :)

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How do you get rid of a "free spirit"?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Well, this week went pretty fast. I tried my best to stay on track and exercise each day (I wear a pedometer almost every day to make sure I put in my 10,000 steps). I weighed myself today and I weighed 175.8, so I did lose about 2 pounds, but for some reason I don't feel so joyful about it - I just really detest being in the 170's. It is hard working full time, wife, mother to two kids with Autism. It gets pretty overwhelming, but I will not give up on my dreams.

So who is the "free spirit", well if you are a Dave Ramsey fan you would know that is the spender/shopaholic of the family, and that would be my hubby. It takes a great deal of love and patience not to strangle him when he looks at his tool magazines, my hubby so loves tools and anything to do with cars - that is where the majority of our debt stems from. Anyhow, I lovingly removed his cc from his wallet, and told him that we were starting to steal from Peter to pay Paul (haha). He was all on board agreeing to end our bit of spending splurge, and I hope and pray that he stays on board. Anyone have any good ways to get your shopaholic to stop shopping?

Until next week.

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_JULEE_ 10/13/2011 6:09PM

    I agree with the last post - folks often spend to 'medicate' an underlying emotional issue.

I did it because of years and layers of hurt feelings. Once that stuff was allowed some sunlight and dealing with it, I was able to get the spending bug under control once and for all.

Best of luck!

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ELISADENK 10/12/2011 10:05PM

    Find out the underlying reason why he is the way he is. Then, deal that that underlying reason.

Being a good husband and father is having the self-discipline to take care of his wife and children first in the way of $$. Which means being and staying out of debt. There is GREAT pride and a sense of accomplishment in that. However, our society doesn't understand. Make sure he hangs out with people who do.


Glad you were able to get the cc away from him. How about the debit cards?

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OHBEEBLESSED 10/12/2011 8:37PM

    WOW I can relate! My Husband loves to thrift shop... you know finding that diamond in the rough! LOL Well we got some help from our personal banker... you probaly have one too, you just didn't know it. Any way she helped us figure out a budget. More than that she had us set up a bill account, and two personal accounts, one for me and one for my husband. Now we both have a clear idea of what we can spend and it does not affect our bills etc. Just stop in at your bank.. and tell them you need help. My husband was a little resentful at first but, it was okay beacuse it was coming from someone else. Oh and all the money left in our bill account at the end of the month, goes in to our savings! And seeing that grow is great!

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This is the year.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Today is my birthday, and in the past couple of weeks I have been doing a lot of reflecting of my life. So, as my birthday approached, I made a firm decision of several things or bucket lists that I will complete in the next few years.

1) I weighed myself today, and I weigh 177.6. I have gained about 35 pounds in the past couple of years. I am determined to lose this weight. I am so much happier and in love with my self when I weigh 145.

2) Exercise every day. (I started off today by walking 2.5 miles on my treadmill)

3) Finally use this great tool of Sparkpeople and blog once a week.

4) Pay off my credit card debt; hence, my involvement with Dave Ramsey Team.

5) Get ready for my retirement, which is approx. 3 years from now.

6) Use my crock pot and learn to cook healthy meals for my family.

7) Stop panicking and start trusting God (This is actually #1 priority).

There will be more to come. And my adventure starts now/today. I can't wait to meet new friends in this great community. I know this is the beginning of a new me - and I am pretty excited about it. emoticon emoticon

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ARIANERA 10/6/2011 9:23AM

    Happy Birthday!

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LNSYLVSDOGS 10/5/2011 11:17PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Your goals all sound good! When I started SP, I just felt that this was finally going to be the one thing that worked for me. That this time it wasn't about a temporary fix, but that this would be a lifetime change.

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Week 6 complete

Friday, July 30, 2010

Well, this morning I did Kenpo, and completed my 6th week of P90X. I changed my routine this week, from doing P90X in the evening to the morning. It was hard getting up at 4:00 a.m., but I did it. I kept visualizing other P90X'ers getting up in the early morning, so it kind of made me feel like I was not alone. I am glad that it is summer, because in the winter time getting up at this time in the morning is torturous. I have not weighed myself, I will try not to until my 90 days are completed, but I feel my pants very loose and my blouses (from when I weighed at 150 fitting me just right). My husband is so cute, he is always getting my work-out clothes ready for me, making sure I am in bed by 9p.m., and just telling me "you go girl..." My youngest is helping me on days that I do Ab Ripper X, he holds my feet down. Writing all this makes me realize how fortunate I am to have a family that supports me.

Onward to Week 7 "BRING IT ON"

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