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Why I must go to the gym

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I am missing my happy buzz. I have not gone to the gym this week. Yes, I have been buried under piles of work and I have squeezed in walking time, but truth be told, walking around does not give me that same feeling of wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Yes, as a matter of fact, wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee is a technical term. My doctor accepted it as gospel when I shared it. So should you. :)

I am delightfully happy to have not just a job, but a job that I love, working with many people who I love. On top of all of that, I get to work with amazing, self-motivated college students who scored more on their SAT's then I knew points existed. In today's office discussion, we were chatting about the nervous system of the fruit fly. I laugh that the kids talk to me as if I know what they are talking about. I enjoy our camaraderie and truth be told, I am a great manager and a very hard worker. I love my job (mostly) and even though this week was a bear, it was filled with many super moments. In case you wanted to know, the nervous system of the fruit fly is located on the belly.

I need to go to the gym to get my mojo back. Going to the gym will help me keep myself in check when I want to yell at a co-worker (for being stupid). I did not yell today but I came pretty close. I'm much less easy going than my I must go to the gym for my happy buzz counterpart.

So that's what on tap for me, Sparkies --- what's going on for you?

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OSUMSUGW 10/1/2010 8:55AM

    I haven't found my wheeeeeeeeee at the gym yet ....now I'm inspired to go look for it!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 9/21/2010 11:12PM

    Gotta love the wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Nothing feels better than a butt kicking workout!

We just got the car towed tonight (FINALLY) and all day I have dealt with unscrupulous businesses that have trolled police reports to spam people at home. So I decided after my meltdown to have a little fun and began answering with the name of a local "adult toy shop" in town which completely confused them. When I'd get bored with that, I would answer the phone halfway through their message and hang up and hurry up and block the number. They'd try to call back and get a fast busy signal. If they're going to ruin my day, Imma make 'em pay!

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BAYBELIEVER 9/21/2010 11:01PM

    I love it! When my wheeeeeeeeeeeee is not there, everything is different! You are right, you need to get back to the gym if that is what gives you your wheeeeeeeeeee! Even if you can't get there everyday, try to remember that it is coming... Anticipation!!

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(There was no emoticon for Wheeeeeeeeeee! Imagine that!)

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SUSANS111 9/21/2010 10:19PM

    Sounds like a pretty good week, even if it was crazy busy.

The sun came out today, so I left school as soon as I could and paddled around the sound on my stand up paddle board. It gives me the same wheeeeeeeee! that you get from the gym. Water was like glass, perfect.

Hope you find time for the gym soon.

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KIYOSHI04 9/21/2010 10:15PM

    hahahaha. wheeeeee.
get to the gym lady! hope you are able to soon.

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MAMADWARF 9/21/2010 10:12PM

    Yea I missed my walk tonight with hubby and Stitchy. It is not so much wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee as it is aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. It is a great destressor from the day and a nice tradition we have created for ourselves to talk and wind down from the day...

(wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee is a whole nother thing involving my hubby but I wont go into that here...rofl.)

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DIFROMWYOMING 9/21/2010 10:05PM

    I have not been to the gym either. And I will admit: no wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
I need some of that myself. Tomorrow. Gym. First thing in the morning. How 'bout that?

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BRONXBABE 9/21/2010 10:03PM

    I love your technical term for that feeling after a good gym workout. I miss my wheeeeeeeee, too. Haven't been to the gym much these past few days, but I'll be in there tomorrow after work.

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Events came and went

Monday, September 20, 2010

We turned away lots of people, but they have another chance to get in tomorrow, and will still be a possibility on the day of the event. Anyway, evertyhing went fine and I kept my cool.

Ha! We are still crazy busy, but everything went fine!

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BRIGHT551 9/20/2010 9:39PM

    Good to hear that things went well today!!! Hope tomorrow is a better day with less craziness...........:)

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SUSANS111 9/20/2010 7:54PM

    Yay! Glad things went well today. Good luck tomorrow, too.

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DIFROMWYOMING 9/20/2010 7:34PM

    Yeah! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I am working on getting plans together to be caught up, to relieve some stressors and to make time for me!
It will work out somehow.

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MUGGLE_MOM 9/20/2010 3:59PM

    Glad to hear that you survived the storm intact.


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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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    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

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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