Tuesday, July 06, 2010
I don't think I'll have any trouble sucking down water today. Geez, it is hot and steamy today. I decided that I am going to try to leave my office when I want to eat. I did bring my lunch as I most often do, but I always eat at my desk. I get into a habit of not leaving the office. I'm also working solo these days, so with my staff away for the summer, and my boss on vacay, I am looking at the same 4 walls without any change in scenery.
I think eating away from my desk will also make me less of a grazer and more of an eater with regimented times. I would like to stop being a closet eater. It will help me to become less lazy in my habits. It all starts somewhere, and this is my starting point. When I get home from work, I am going to clear off the table to make it a place where I can sit down and eat. I sit on the couch and watch tv now.
The table (and the couch) have become a catch all for all kinds of paper, (mail, newspapers, catalogs, magazines). It would be nice if they could fall back into their intended purposes.
I am not going to overburden myself with loads of stuff to do. Right now, I am simply going to focus on clearing off that table. I have a horrible tendency to load up a list of all the things I need to do (as if I need to do them this very minute) and then get so overwhelmed, I move myself into paralysis and do nothing, and feel very defeated. So today, it's is the table. Everything else can wait until another day.
OK, I am happy with my little plan of action. I'll report back tomorrow as far as the table goes, and eating out of the office.
I hope everyone had a super 4th of July weekend. My heart goes out to all those serving overseas and their families. Thank you for my freedom.
Have a blessed day,
Spark on, sparkies. :)
Friday, July 02, 2010
Sometimes, I am all for censorship. Not the kind where you're burning books because you disagree with the doctrine, but the kind where the description is superfluous to the story. Last night I was working and a patron told one of my staff that "the big woman" sent me down here. (In this story, I am the "big woman.") If the shoe was on the other foot, and the patron had been talking to me about my colleague, and I was the one sharing the story, I would have NEVER said the "old woman, or the short and hairy woman...." Well, you get the picture.
p.s. to the story, "the big woman" did NOT send her down there, but again...it's not part of this tale.
I physically winced when I heard "the big woman." Who wants to be the big woman? Maybe next year, I'll get to hear that medium-sized woman. :) In any case, I thought it was unnecessary for her to have said it, and it does surprise me given how well we get along. Oof. Well, I need to let it roll off my back. Sometimes this person does not think before they speak. I am a frequent violator of that myself, so I should be more understanding, I s'pose.
I had a very successful day yesterday. Stayed within my calories and did lots of walking. I was dead man walking on my feet when I got home. The concrete floors I spent the last 3 hrs of my day/night really put a hurting on my feet. I was so glad to get home and crawl into bed. I am really hoping to sleep in a bit tomorrow. Also won $100 on a lottery tix yesterday. That was super cool!
Happy Friday! Happy 4th Weekend! Spark on, Sparkies....
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. :)
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!
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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