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Planning my Days and Weeks

Friday, July 23, 2010

All week, I've been saying that I want to come up with new goals. I want to plan my days and weeks. I want to be able to get done what I want to get done and have time to explore new things to do.

So far, I haven't come up with any goals. My days start out organized, 6 or 6:30, I find myself wondering where the day went. I have this inexplicable feeling that I need to define myself and get more things accomplished.

I am hoping by putting this down on a blog, it will motivate me to do something.


A good and a bad day

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I slept pretty good last night, and I'm glad for that. I have been having some issues with my sciatic nerve, so this morning I decided to try something different. Instead of going for one long walk, I divided it up into twos. It did seem to help the pain in my upper leg.

I need some new goals in my life. I've been thinking about it for the past couple of days and haven't come up with any goals other than the ones I'm working on - my weight and health and getting a job. I'm getting nervous knowing I am getting low on my money.

I have been selling Avon just to see if I could get some extra money and meet people. I got my second order today. One lady's order was really screwed up and I hated to have to tell her. Only one of her three items came in. The other two won't be in for at least two months. When I brought her the item that came in, she realized it wasn't exactly what she needed. So...I will be learning how to do returns quickly. I really don't want to be sitting on a lot of inventory when I don't have any money. At least the lady was understanding, thank goodness. I still have a bunch of orders to deliver, but no one's home.

My job search is getting really challenging and I am getting discouraged. Some companies want you to jump through hoops just to get a chance to get an interview. Other companies are just scam artists. One said it was a company that needed customer service help for security systems that it sells. I went to the interview only to find that the company sold very expensive knives, wanted me to buy the demo, and said we had to drum up business by word of mouth. Another company wanted me to help middle class families set up budgets. Again, it was work of mouth advertising and I would need to pay for my credit check and training books. The families didn't get charged anything for the service, so I have yet to figure out how I was supposed to make money.

I just pray that something comes up soon.

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SONGOFJOY27 7/21/2010 7:38PM

    I'm glad to hear you had a good night of sleep and that you're being consistent with your walking. Breaking your exercise time into two pieces is a great idea!
Have you investigated any temp agencies? Sometimes that can be a way to get into a job.
I pray you'll find the right place for you soon.

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One Month Check Up

Monday, July 19, 2010

I went to the doctor today to have my one month on thyroid medicine check-up. The good news is that the medicine brought my levels up to normal. The not-so-good news is that I only lost 2 pounds last month. My daughter said I look smaller; so maybe I'm gaining muscle. I know I'm getting closer to my goal, but I really was hoping to lose a little more. I still find myself eating too many carbs in ratio to protein and fat. So, I guess that I need to work on my meal plans better.


Trying to Find the Right One for Me

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I am going to try another church this week. I'm looking for one that I feel comfortable in and can grow spiritually. I have found that the first two I went to didn't feel like "the right fit for me". The first church was obviously filled with people that had gone to that church for 40-50 years. The minister was good, but I didn't feel connected to the people who were obviously 30 years older than me. The second was very laid back and had maybe a dozen people at the service. I realize many people do not attend as regularly in the summer, but I just expected a bigger turnout than that. So, I will go to the church that is within about five minutes in walking distance from here and see how I like it.


Subtle Changes

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Just this week, I realized that there have been subtle changes in me since I've been up in Michigan. It was four weeks yesterday. I feel calmer - not as stressed. I'm actually socializing more and making plans with different people.

I'm not tiptoing around waiting for someone to criticize me - that person is not here or calling me to do that. This is a BIG enjoyment for me. It had happened so gradually in Alabama that I really didn't realize how bad it was and how unfair it was to me. The sad part about it is that my husband will never realize or admit that he does this. He always told me that I misinterpreted things.

I'm still looking for a job. I am trying to stay positive about this and am determined to look every day for a certain amount of time. Something will hopefully turn up soon.

I feel that I am taking more charge of my own health and well being. I am confident that I will feel and be more healthy in body and spirit. That's a good feeling for me right now.

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SONGOFJOY27 7/17/2010 5:50PM

    Good for you! I'm so glad you're seeing changes in who you are. You have made some pretty big decisions and taken some major actions recently. Now it's time to settle in and discover who you really are - a special woman, loved by God and her family.
You CAN do this!

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