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September's First Goal

Sunday, September 05, 2010

I know that I have had a negative attitude lately and I don't like that feeling. It was really dragging me down. So, my first September goal is to concentrate on turning the negative attitude into a positive attitude.

The first thing I did to get me going in the right direction was to go to two places that I had applied for jobs at last week. I asked for the hiring manager and was able to have nice conversations with them. My daughter actually gave me the suggestion. It did make me feel a little better - like maybe it will give me a slight advantage when they actually look at the applications. Maybe they won't, but it still helped my attitude.

I need to sit down now and plan out my week. I want to have some goals for each day and want to see if I can accomplish them. Something has to help me get out of this depressed mood that I'm going into. I don't want to be really depressed again.

  
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CARRAND 9/5/2010 8:46PM

    Focus on the positive! You can do it.

Good luck with your job search. I'm sure getting a job will help your mood overall.

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NPA4LOSS 9/5/2010 6:44PM

    emoticon emoticon The hardest thing to do sometimes is to concentrate on the positive. I have spent the last year on Sparks learning to look for the positive in more things. Negative means sad to me. Smile and laugh and smell the roses. Life is so beautiful if we just look. emoticon

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KEA23166 9/5/2010 6:04PM

  emoticon You have made great progress today on your goal. Just take it one day at a time and keep up the good work!

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I Have a Theory

Thursday, September 02, 2010

I haven't been sleeping well and have been so down lately. As I was walking this morning, I got thinking about why I'm so down. I realize that my lack-of-job situation isn't helping, nor is my lack of socialization.

But then I also realized that my doctor is trying to change my medication. He cut one way down. This may be part of my problem. I took my "normal" mg last night, got a great night sleep and don't feel so down this morning. I will definitely be calling my doctor today.

  
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STARTINGOVER311 9/3/2010 1:59PM

    Hope you're better today! I have a couple of medications that can seriously affect my mood. It's a great idea to talk to your doctor.

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JAREJIL 9/2/2010 11:10PM

    Hope you are feeling better today and your Doctor listened to you!

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LARRYO4 9/2/2010 5:33PM

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NPA4LOSS 9/2/2010 2:11PM

    emoticon emoticon You are the one who knows how your body is reacting. emoticon

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MARCYNA 9/2/2010 10:41AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonIf you focus on the solutions, rather than on problems, chances are you will find the way to solve them. We're all here on SP to support you.

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C11ELF16 9/2/2010 10:40AM

    Hope the Dr can help get you back on track. Have a fabulous Day !!!!


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Struggling with Depression Again

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I have been spending hours each day trying to find a job. I have gotten a few interviews, but only one job offer. That one involved standing in a different grocery store each week for six hours a day six days a week trying to get people to subscribe to a local newspaper. No base pay - only a commission for each subscription I get.

I really need a job that I can count on having so much pay each week. I have doctor bills I have to pay, gas and car insurance, and will soon be paying rent and other living expenses each month.

The situation is really making me depressed and I know that can't be helping me any. I just feel like my struggling through college was such a waste. I'm still not smart enough or talented enough to have someone hire me.

  
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SIXTIESCHIC 9/1/2010 7:41PM

    Hang in there Patti! The job search is sooo tough now and I have a friend who is going thru the same thing. I would say, network, network, network! The fact is most often it is who you know that leads to a job!!! Also, the temp help thing would be good to try as someone suggested. There is a good article on Page 40 of the Oct. Woman's Day magazine that gives excellent tips on making money online with websites. Hope this helps a little!.....Jude

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SONGOFJOY27 9/1/2010 4:17PM

    Patty - You CAN do this! You ARE smart enough! You ARE talented enough!
Have you considered working for a temp agency? It's a great way to get in the door and "try out" various organizations while you're looking for the right job. And remember that temp agencies don't just hire "secretaries". They hire and place all sorts of positions. Another thing, you can register at more than one agency - gives you a better chance at something you'll enjoy!
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Carol

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FOXYROXY13 9/1/2010 1:06PM

    I know exactly how you feel. I'm not done school yet and I feel like I won't be smart enough. I'm dealing with depression now too and am just trying to keep busy to distract myself. It does help, at least for me. I hope you feel better soon ^_^

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RUNJEWELRUN 9/1/2010 10:34AM

    Try and think about one positive thing in your life today. A lot of us are feeling the same way as you, so don't feel alone. Things will get better. Try and do one activity to take your mind off of the stress.
Have a good day :)

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Finally Reached My Goal Weight!

Monday, August 30, 2010

I finally reached my goal weight. Sometimes it seems like it took forever; other times it seems like I started yesterday. Now comes the hard part of learning how to maintain this weight. All my life, this has been difficult. I'd do okay for awhile. Then, slowly, the weight would creep back up.

This time is different. I have SP and all of the wonderful members. I know I have to keep working on goals and pay attention to what I'm eating. But it's great to know I have something to keep me in line.

  
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CHICHISUE 8/30/2010 8:11PM

    Congratulations! I just added you as a friend. I'm in the Detroit area too. Welcome Home!!!

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40PLUSANDFIT 8/30/2010 12:57PM

    Super fantabulous!!!! Congrats!!

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    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JCARDINAL 8/30/2010 11:22AM

    Congratulations!!

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A Continuation of Yesterday

Friday, August 27, 2010

My days are running together now. Get up, eat, exercise, walk, clean up and do a little housework. Then, start the lovely task of looking for jobs. I know that a positive attitude will make me come across better. But, I've been doing this for so long that it's hard to stay positive. Everyone tells me that something's got to break for me, but I just don't feel very confident. Help!!!!! Any suggestions on staying positive would be greatly appreciated.

  
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NPA4LOSS 8/27/2010 11:18AM

    I went back and looked at your SparkPage. You are almost at your goal! emoticon You have started an new life and made some very hard decisions. emoticon You have been consistent in your goals and working toward them. emoticon I think you should be patting yourself on the back and saying "Good Job". emoticon

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SONGOFJOY27 8/27/2010 9:14AM

    Lift up your eyes - Psalm 121:1-2.
Do it. Don't just say yeah, yeah. Choose to lift up your eyes - notice that David says "I will...". He made a choice to depend on the Lord for his help.
I know this is a tough time for you. I am praying for you - that you will be encouraged and blessed as you choose to fully depend on God.

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