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Choosing Not to be cranky

Monday, September 20, 2010

I'm feeling cranky. Not enough sleep. Working with an event that is going to bring a crowd, possibly two - won't be enough seats to go around. People will be snippy. I'm choosing not to be cranky, though it will take a little work. :)

Happy Monday all!

I have a renewed sense of "You can do this, Mar" - and I intend to!

I need to re-focus on getting my veggies in --- in a healthy --- not hiding in fried goop.

THis day is going to be okay. That's the spirit. :)

  
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1STARVINGARTIST 9/21/2010 1:40AM

    Great attitude! Way to go!
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PROMISE2DESIGN 9/20/2010 3:00PM

    This day is going to be great and so is tomorrow!!!!! emoticon

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DONNAEDA 9/20/2010 10:22AM

    you can choose to be happy or cranky its up to you, but if I were working with you on an event I would hope you would be happy about it. There is nothing worse that a grumpy co-worker. I know you can be happy and on program at the same time.

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AFTERMYKIDS 9/20/2010 9:48AM

    GREAT!! We do have to make our own chooses, we tend to let others moods and situations steer us in a certain directions. It's the easy way. I'm working on that one myself. Keep telling YOURSELF that you will do this, sleep or no sleep, peoples attitudes or no attitudes, YOU WILL BE HAPPY! You will not be CRANKY! emoticon At the end of the day, you will be so much happier for it.

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QUIT_SP 9/20/2010 9:35AM

  My number one, most-often, irritable moments are always in a super-market check-out line. I always end up behind someone who needs a price check or has some kind of issue that holds the line up for an eternity...

And it's in these moments I just tell myself, "If this is the worst thing that happens to me today, I still have it better that a lot of other people...people with real problems".

Sometimes I think we all just need to re-check our perspective, and just be grateful for what we have.

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ANIKA34 9/20/2010 9:17AM

    Happy Monday! Good luck with the event!

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JESSASAURUSFLEX 9/20/2010 8:57AM

    Happy Monday! I am feeling a bit of those Monday Duldrums myself.

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GAYLE-G-63 9/20/2010 8:54AM

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POOKAQUEEN 9/20/2010 8:47AM

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Way to choose your attitude today. Make it a great day!

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BRIGHT551 9/20/2010 8:36AM

    You can do it!!!! Positive In-Positive Out!!!!!!

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MEL_UNRAU 9/20/2010 8:23AM

    You can do it!!! Peace today, my friend!!!


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LOLAINSC 9/20/2010 8:23AM

    Best wishes on your efforts. I remember a Beth Moore lesson in her Daniel series about the need to determine beforehand how you will react to negative situations, so that your baser impulses don't take you over. Just go one more step beyond "I will not be cranky" to "I will be...(serene, diplomatic, soothing, whatever)" and a good day is guaranteed. Determine beforehand that no matter what nasty things may happen, you will go home with a sense of pride in how well you handled them.

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Slightly Irritated

Sunday, September 19, 2010

People do stupid things. Don't take it personally.

That is what I am telling myself.

A student worker was s'posed to start last week. Told me she needed more time. OK. It puts me behind, but I give it to her. She emails me today to "introduce" me to her roommate who she wants to take her place as she took a different job. Really?

It is a reminder to me to always trust my instincts. I had a weird feeling about this girl the first time around and did not hire her. Then, I kind of felt sorry for her and offered her an office position, different than most of the other workers.

I am not hiring the roommate either.

I work with a lot of amazing kids. Well, I guess they are really young adults. Not all of them are going to work out perfectly. Oh well. I just wanted to get that off my chest.

This angst shall pass.

  
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LOLAINSC 9/20/2010 8:28AM

    You are so wise not to allow the little sociopaths to manipulate you but above all you are wise not to let them manipulate your feelings and ruin your good day.

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RIPPEDPAUL1 9/20/2010 7:08AM

    I agree to listen to your feelings, often I have learned good or bad I soon discovered why I felt them on hires I have made.

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PATRISNA 9/20/2010 6:37AM

    You would not believe some of the people I had to interview for temp jobs. My favorite was the girl wearing what looked like a slip and her shoes were fuzzy house slippers. She had been interviewed, but we had not completed the process. She didn't get hired.

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SUSANS111 9/19/2010 8:38PM

    You're providing her an important opportunity to learn about responsibility by not hiring her. Interesting that she offered the roommate as a substitute for herself. Did the roommate take any initiative of her own? Young people sometimes have a lot to learn about the work world.
Hope all this doesn't put you too far behind.

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POOKAQUEEN 9/19/2010 7:57PM

    Good job not letting this one bad situation ruin everything else. I'm sure you'll be able to find someone else who's more reliable.

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GAYLE-G-63 9/19/2010 6:43PM

    It makes you wonder what she was thinking offering her roommate up as a substitute!

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MEL_UNRAU 9/19/2010 5:54PM

    GRR!!! Yeah... college students can be extremely irresponsible. I remember because I was one. I totally flaked on my student job. We do grow up, at least some of us do!! emoticon

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Note to Self

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

When you have a moment (or moments) of weakness, get ready to make a u-turn. I felt like I was slipping away, and I did grab a lifeline.

When you think you can't - think again. You can. and if you really want to --- you REALLY Can.

Thanks to SP, I know personally know dozens of people who have lost and kept significant amounts of weight off.

They have done what I am doing. They remind to stop wishing away the weight and make myself healthier, and then weight will drop off. (It is ...slowly, but surely).

Do not give up under any circumstances. You are born to win. You are an amazing beautiful person. If you can remember how others see you, you would remember how freaking amazing you are. Superstar!

The going is going to get tough. Yup, absolutely. There's going to be days,...weeks,...months - where you will have to be very creative with your time. Limit your TV to 2 hours or less a day. You're going to have to exercise when you don't feel like it and load up on the fruits and veggies and forgo junk. Guess what - you can handle it. You are as tough as nails.
You might even find you like it. ha! It would serve you right. :)

Congrats to you on everything you have done so far. I am so proud of you for forging ahead, and not using your size to give up and be a hermit as it is sometimes tempting. Remember who you are, what you have done, and what you can do. Don't deprive the world of the special blessing you are.

For those of you who have tuned in, thanks for joining. If you take a minute to think about yourself, I am sure you will see you have so much to give. I had a rough week and wanted to leave myself a trail of breadcrumbs for the future. You can get right back to it. Love yourself a little more.

Happy day, sparkies! Keep sparking!


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SHUTUPANDSMILE1 9/18/2010 2:28PM

    Its about time someone wrote something like this.Thanks for inspiring me! Good luck with your weight loss!you can do it : )

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GEMINIGEM6 9/18/2010 12:04PM

    Thank you so much for writing this. How thoughtful of you!! You rock!! I needed to read this. :) What a sweet soul you are.

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MEOWMAMA3 9/16/2010 9:33PM

    Excellent! I love the trail of breadcrumbs for the future! We all need the message to not give up no matter what.....often and from every angle! Life can sometimes serve us up so much caca on our plates that we think about it or just start slipping off track (that's me!) Thanks for the push!!!!

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KIYOSHI04 9/16/2010 8:52AM

    love this. and i hope that when the going gets rough for you, you come and read this blog.

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SUSANS111 9/15/2010 8:17PM

    You said it so well!!!
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PROMISE2DESIGN 9/15/2010 1:28PM

    Aww MickeyMax, have I told you how much I love you? CAUSE YOU ARE AWESOME! Reading that put such a smile on my face and made me want to toot my horn! Your week will get better.

Happiness is bound to clobber someone as great as YOU. emoticon

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BAYBELIEVER 9/15/2010 11:48AM

    Excellent! I love the idea of leaving ourselves notes in our blogs as breadcrumbs for the future!

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POOKAQUEEN 9/15/2010 11:47AM

    You are awesome! Good job, keep up the great attitude!

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TERRIJ_1 9/15/2010 11:15AM

    emoticon thanks

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AFTERMYKIDS 9/15/2010 9:56AM

    emoticon Reminder! for us ALL!
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GAYLE-G-63 9/15/2010 9:48AM

    Great blog! Thanks for the inspiration!!! :-D

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LOOZINITNOW 9/15/2010 9:35AM

    This is excellent and a great reminder.

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SOLUCKY12 9/15/2010 9:24AM

    I love your determination and positive thoughts to give you the power to accomplish your goal! Great blog!

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DONNAEDA 9/15/2010 9:03AM

    You will join many of us who are maintaining our weight loss. You can do it and it definately is worth all the journey

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BRIGHT551 9/15/2010 8:16AM

    Great thinking and for putting into words that positive affect our thinking can have on us!!!! Look back at pride at what you have accomplished and forward with determination to continue making good healthy choices!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

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MUGGLE_MOM 9/15/2010 7:00AM

    Absolutely Beautiful! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HAVE-MERCY 9/15/2010 6:50AM

    Love the thoughts! Hope your week is good!

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This is when the going gets tough

Monday, September 13, 2010

The kids are back. School is back in session. I'm an administrator of sorts at a university. I work with kids. They are among the most brilliant and coolest kids I could ask for. Love them,...but they do take a lot of work. Some are geniuses, truly, but also just kids. Funny how those 2 things match up.

I am so busy - I can barely turn around. I need to be an uber planner to make everything work well together. I am having some start-up issues with staying on track. I am so tired, and so bogged down with work, and also training new staff, under deadlines, and trying to keep a smile on my face while I do all of the above.

I am not a mom --- and perhaps if I were, this would all come naturally. It doesn't and I need to work on it. I consider myself blessed to work at such an inspiring place with good benefits, and I do give it my all, and thensome. I need to balance out the home aspect and especially now while I am trying to take care of myself too. Oy!

Need to stay focused and get to bed and get to gym in a.m. --- not only does it help me feel oodles better, it keeps me from wanting to kill one of the kids if they neglect to show up on time, etc. Patience is a virtue, or so they say!

Going to the gym will help keep me sane --- if I can get some sleep. Geez! I am off to bed now --- hoping I can pull this off in the a.m.

Have a happy night, sparkies!

  
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MEOWMAMA3 9/16/2010 9:34PM

    Oh honey, can I relate! Hang in there! BREATHE!!! emoticon

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PROMISE2DESIGN 9/14/2010 12:17PM

    Life is a learning experience! You'll get the hang of it all and you'll do the best you can. I know it. emoticon

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BLUERIDGENATIVE 9/14/2010 11:36AM

    Hang in there! It takes time to find and establish a good routine that works for you. Sometimes, it's best to just focus on & commit to the one thing that you feel will make the biggest difference. When I was feeling overwhelmed in Nursing school, I made sure I packed a healthy lunch every day, no matter what. Just consistently doing that one thing really helped me pull through. We're always here for you, too!
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Hugs,
Jeanna

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QUIT_SP 9/14/2010 9:20AM

  Maybe you could save some time and skip the gym, and use the one at the school? Maybe you have co-workers (or even students) that would like some a.m. volleyball or something like that...could be fun...or maybe just you and an i-pod walking the track...?
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MUGGLE_MOM 9/14/2010 7:52AM

    I hope you got your workout in Sweetie. I know the beginning of the school year is tough for you, but you can do it. You are an awesome planner. You got this. I don't know that being a mom makes it any better, dealing with other people's kids is ALWAYS hard. Well, at least I think so. You are doing an amazing job. Keep up the awesome work and don't forget what a wonderful person you are! Keep taking care of you!!!! You deserve it!

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MKT-PLAN 9/14/2010 7:40AM

    I'm sending you good vibes so that you can stay focused and on schedule. You definitely need to take care of yourself first. I got to 316 pounds because I took care of everybody else instead of myself. You can do it!
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DJS-DEBBIE 9/14/2010 6:10AM

    I've been a mom for 27 years and I am having trouble keeping it all going. Between work and school and Spark and fitness and family, I don't know if I am coming or going sometimes!

I got a big calendar and I am going to try to get it all mapped out!

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POOKAQUEEN 9/14/2010 5:19AM

    As a mom, I still stress about too much to do! Nothing will magically make planning easier, but it sounds like you are doing great! I hope you have a great day today!

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 9/13/2010 11:32PM

    You can do it! Knowing how beneficial it is will help. Good luck, and have fun!!

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BRIGHT551 9/13/2010 10:48PM

    You can do it!!! You know what needs to be done, it is just the implementing that is going to take some work. I have faith in you accomplishing this!!!!!!

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TRIP2HAPPINESS 9/13/2010 10:45PM

    emoticon sounds like your right and some planning is needed. Don't worry, you got this! emoticon

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SUSANS111 9/13/2010 10:42PM

    I know how you feel! I was absolutely beat on Friday after only a 3 day week with my second grade class. They are a great bunch this year! But like you say, it takes a lot of energy to get them through all the learning paces each day. Hope you get a good night sleep and have a great workout tomorrow!! I know I feel a ton better today because I left work at a reasonable time and came home for some exercise paddling on the glassy smooth water. We educators have to be vigilant about protecting our workout time!

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Peace

Saturday, September 11, 2010

It took me 9 years to get here. I went on a news blackout today.

A few days ago as the Anniversary of 9-11 was approaching, I realized I didn't have to feel bad about it anymore. Two of my friends (plus thousands of others) died that week when the towers came down. I've felt bad about it for a long time. Of course, I remember the richness they brought into my life. I am just finally ready to let it all go.

I'm no longer stuck in the moment.

  
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MEOWMAMA3 9/16/2010 9:36PM

    Hard. Very hard. My condolences and a big hug to you!

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TERRIJ_1 9/13/2010 11:55AM

    emoticon Healing is a long slow process I am glad to hear you coming to a close.
But never forgotten.

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GROOVYCHICK9 9/12/2010 9:40PM

    I too am ready to let it go. I have taken a news blackout for many years. I couldn't stand all the bad news everyday it was getting me down. I can tell you we all need to remember the good about the people we lost and how they blessed and enriched our lives whether it was on September 11th or another day. I am thinking about you.

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DIFROMWYOMING 9/12/2010 7:35PM

    I heard a woman on t.v. this morning who lost her husband say the same thing, basically. She just said you can't continue to be mad at everyone year after year...I'm glad you feel you can move on and celebrate those lives without remaining in grief. That is a positive step forward! emoticon

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PATRISNA 9/12/2010 2:27PM

    We also had a news black out yesterday. I only felt bad we didn't put our flag out. I did read a few blogs and post. This event changed all our lives forever. I hope we have peace one day.

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MSHOPPER63 9/12/2010 7:55AM

    Mickey sorry for your loss and the loss thousands of other families felt 9 years ago. Remembering your friends for what they brought into your life is a beautiful thing.

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DJS-DEBBIE 9/12/2010 7:19AM

    I also lost two people I knew and I did a news blackout yesterday too. It really helps.

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GAYLE-G-63 9/12/2010 12:47AM

    That's a true milestone. You can always remember your friends without having to mourn their deaths. You did a good thing today. emoticon

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MAMADWARF 9/11/2010 10:41PM

    wow. that is kind of huge. That was a rough one to let go Im sure... good for you. You can remember without being stuck. (sigh), nice.

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