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Never Say Never

Thursday, July 01, 2010

One of my very best attributes is that I rarely give up on people. OK, sometimes this does not always work out the way I plan, but on a day like today, when a kid I have nurtured and mentored and tried really hard to help, shows me that he is living up to my hopes, it makes it all worthwhile.

It is remarkable how great I feel about this kid handling himself in this way. Woo hoo. It makes me appreciate myself and the job that I am doing. I have been a lifeline for this kid, and it's working out. Woot! Woot!

I will also cross my 10,000 steps today. That is exciting too. :)

I have not had time to dwell nor allowed myself the luxury of sitting around feeling sorry for myself. I have no reason to do this anyway. My life is really good and filled with MUCHO blessings. I just needed a day to take stock of all the things I have going for me, which are many.


p.s. I stopped back to edit this when I saw that one of my tenses were off. :)

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JOKNOWS 7/2/2010 8:58PM

    Congrats -- isn't it great when a plan comes together. (quote from Hannibal of the A-Team circa 1980s) emoticonjob!

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/2/2010 7:13AM


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GROOVYCHICK9 7/1/2010 11:29PM

    You go girl. It is so worth it when we see what happens with our continuing effort. The ones who require the most help are the ones who mean the most to us. Good job. Everyone deserves a second, third, and fourth, chance.


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RAINBOWFALLS 7/1/2010 7:04PM

    Great job helping others.

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YESITSDEB 7/1/2010 4:06PM

    Sounds like a perfect day! emoticon

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POOKAQUEEN 7/1/2010 3:56PM

    That's great!

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    Good for you!!! It is nice to recognize the blessings we have in life, at times, we all forget to count them.... Terri =)

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Pretty Woman

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Remember that movie with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere? One of my favorite lines from the movie is when she defiantly tells him, " I say who, I say where, I say how much." Ok, well, I am taking that same tact for myself. I get to make the decisions for me, and I am doing them.

Started off with a good breakfast and a walk. Out of necessity, I will need to make several stops across town today and it will be much easier to do on foot. I am becoming a champion of movement. I know exactly how I had my success before and I know how to get it back.

Thank you to my friend, CM, for reminding me I am a rock star! Woo hoo!

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POOKAQUEEN 7/1/2010 4:05PM

    Yeah! Get it done girl!

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CHERKYLE 7/1/2010 12:48PM

    You go girl! Great attitude (rub off on me! LOL)

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/1/2010 12:37PM

    Keep up the great work!

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MUGGLE_MOM 7/1/2010 12:28PM

    You Go Girlfriend!!!!

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ADIPOSEROSE 7/1/2010 11:46AM

    You go, girl!! It's all about the AT-TI-TUDE! emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 7/1/2010 10:48AM

    You rock !!!! emoticon

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STARPESCADO 7/1/2010 9:52AM

    Great blog!

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Cave Dweller

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I am not my spark best today, not by a long shot. I walked a smidge and have little excuse for not doing more. It is the perfect day outside!!!

I have been hiding in my cave for the better part of the day. My office is tucked away under a stairwell and it reminds me of a little cave. Some days, I call it the bat cave. Today is not really one of those days.

I am sitting in the middle of a lot of work angst. Not for the actual job which I could do with both hands tied behind my back. :) It's for the political situations you find yourself in which you sometimes just can't avoid. Ugh! It involves a person who I have been friends with since I started here. Sadly, she didn't make the best choices and it has come back to haunt her. Unfortunately, she just doesn't see the big pic or the implications and will put other people in awkward situations. I am playing the avoidance game for now, but I have been binging (after work) and chewing my nails to the bone.

For now, I will try to take my mind off it, and try to chill.

Spark on, sparkies. I do know that this too, shall pass.

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ADIPOSEROSE 7/1/2010 11:52AM

    Thanks for the good wishes, and your post today says it all. Stress makes us want to punish something--and often, because we can't punch the cause in the nose, we turn it inside, on ourselves. I am done with beating up on me because the world is sometimes an unpleasant place--when I beat up on a treadmill or a bike or a weight machine, the problem doesn't go away, but I feel better able to handle it.

By contrast--when I beat up on me (by not working out, eating something I know I shouldn't, or "consuming mass quantities") not only doesn't the problem go away--I create another, worse one.

Go get 'em, Tigress!

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BLESSED2BEME 6/30/2010 9:12PM

    Here is hoping your mood and situation improves! I hide in my cave from time to time too so I understand.

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ADIPOSEROSE 6/30/2010 9:05PM

    Hey!!!! I haven't had a paycheck in five months as of 02 July. I went from a 6-figure income to a little over $20K . . . wanna trade????

Don't use stress as an excuse to goof off! EXERCISE REDUCES STRESS--so get out there and work it!!

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/30/2010 8:07PM

    Stress is an evil thing. I fight with the want to eat that calorie ridden chocolate or cookie. I find taking a walk at lunch at least gets me out of my office and that is better for my mood. Good Luck!

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54 Weeks

Monday, June 28, 2010

In 54 weeks, I'll be climbing on the back of my hubby's Harley, going to Bike Week in Gettysburg, PA. This is one of those dreams that he's had. This gives me time to work on my plan of action and get to a place where I feel comfortable on the bike, and being more visible when chugging down the road.

54 weeks sounds much more concrete to me than to say a year and 2 weeks. It helps me to have a specific goal to propel me forward. This just might be the incentive I need to buckle down and move forward. VROOOOOOOOOOOOM!

I had a healthy breakfast at home and packed a lunch. I am going to go walk to the bank to help get some fitness in. I will leave shortly to bypass as much of the heat and humidity that I can.

My goals each week as I count down the 54 weeks:
1) Eat healthy most of the time
2) Track food on SP
3) Blog daily.
4) Exercise more often than not.

I did not cancel my gym membership after all. Riding the bike doesn't help me to lose really but it does amp up my energy level and make my legs feel stronger.
It makes my heart muscle happy. I'll start on the weight training again this week. I need to set up a specific plan to make it happen.

Vrooooom, vrooooom and away we go. :)


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JOKNOWS 6/30/2010 3:27PM

    You have a great plan and I know you will make those 54 weeks losing ones. On your mark, get set, GO! emoticon

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CHERKYLE 6/28/2010 1:02PM

    Sounds good! Keep us posted!!!

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BAYBELIEVER 6/28/2010 12:46PM

    You have a plan! That is fantastic! Now just keep on keeping on!

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NATKITA 6/28/2010 10:32AM

    Keep sparkin, and you WILL make it happen! emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 6/28/2010 10:28AM

    Very doable goal Sweetie emoticon

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DATARN 6/28/2010 9:55AM

    You are going to get there!! I am right there too! The wedding is over and I need to make more progress!! You can do it!!

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DONNAEDA 6/28/2010 9:49AM

    When I joined Weight Watchers I lost 72 pounds in 52 weeks. So your goal is do-a-ble. Congratulations on your new lifestyle change. Don't forget to drink your water. Keep us posted on your progress.

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POOKAQUEEN 6/28/2010 9:47AM

    That sounds like a great plan! And the trip sounds awesome too!

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/28/2010 9:43AM

    You Go Girl!
I know you can do it!
Great set of goals!
I look forward to following your success emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/28/2010 9:21AM

    That is great that you have a long term goal to work towards. Your short terms goals sound like the perfect plan to get you there too!

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I'm from NJ

Friday, June 25, 2010

Started talking to a colleague today that I have seen in passing many times. She wanted to know where I was from since she thinks I am very friendly. She couldn't believe that I am from the beautiful garden state (that's right bucko, NJ) since we may have a bad rep about how warm and friendly we can be. We're not all mobsters. :)

I'm keeping up my goal of trying to encourage everyone I encounter. Actually, she needed a lot of encouraging. I took a moment to look outside myself and upon our conversation. It reminded me of a few things I really like about myself.

1). I can talk to anyone. (my hubby doesn't always think this is good - ha ha ha)
2.) I am very open.
3.) I am a champ at encouraging people.
4.) I can help people see alternative perspectives

It was a lovely way to spend a morning, sitting outside in the sun, reading the newspaper, making a friend. Happy Friday, Sparkies! Spark on!

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DJS-DEBBIE 6/27/2010 8:08AM

    It amazes me that people always try to pigeon-hole others based on broad generalizations. We are all different...that's what makes it so wonderful.

I was born in Queens, NY, grew up in the Bronx, moved 'upstate' when a teenager and back to the Bronx for college. Since I married I have lived in WV, CT, NY again, GA, NJ, back to NY, and now PA for 16 years. I have met all types of people in all of these places and could not tell you what 'type' of people live in any of those states!

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SKATVEN 6/25/2010 4:20PM

    Sound like a perfect Spark People champion!

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RIPPEDPAUL1 6/25/2010 3:37PM

    Hey there NJ! Love your tomatos! In a platonic manner I mean! Paul in Philly!

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/25/2010 11:23AM

    New Yorkers have the same bad rep, but I am from the True State of NY not the city.

I'm heading outside as soon as I break away from work. Have a Fantastic Friday and weekend!

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MICKEYMAX 6/25/2010 10:46AM

    Just to clarify --- I was born and raised in NJ (and now work there, too), but I live in PA. I still (and always will consider myself a Jersey Girl.) :)

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PLAYBLUES22 6/25/2010 10:24AM

    Great neighbor, Pa here, keep up the good work emoticon

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MRE1956 6/25/2010 10:19AM

    Wow.....you admit to this in a "public forum"? :)

???? - your SparkPage shows that you live in PA....did you just cross over?

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JOKNOWS 6/25/2010 10:04AM

    I love New Joisey (smile). It's especially beautiful too near the ocean. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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POOKAQUEEN 6/25/2010 9:56AM

That sounds wonderful!

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