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Paying More Attention to Articles

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I've found myself paying more attention to the articles and blogs lately and writing more about them in my SP journal. I find that this has been really helpful to me lately. It's keeping my motivation up and more focused on my goals. My journey is more meaningful this way.

  
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SLIMLILA 2/21/2011 9:13AM

    Being on dial-up (yes in this day and age!) I usually only do the quick stuff I can do on SP, I miss out on the articles a lot, but it all takes so-o--o-o-o long! I should probably try to take the time to read them more and skip some of the silly stuff.

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KKP4673 2/20/2011 1:35AM

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KAMAPERRY 2/20/2011 12:00AM

    I love the articles!

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CTEMPLE 2/19/2011 9:28PM

    Hi Patty that's so true, I started doing daily blogs and reading articles every day in the last few days and it has improved things for me too. The idea of a stress-free day worked for me yesterday, thank you. Sometimes we can chose to stress about something or not. Mindfulness.
Did you finish the paint job? Are you happy with it?
Claudia

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NPA4LOSS 2/19/2011 4:05PM

    I had fallen behind on my articles and I found that I just wasn't focused on my journey anymore. They are great motivation tools and it shows in my attitude if I miss. emoticon

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BKNITNWW 2/19/2011 10:22AM

    The articles are really good. You can be reading through a really long article and just 1 sentence can make all the difference in your life and in your weight loss journey.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

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Working on a Stress-Free Day

Friday, February 18, 2011

I got a little stressed yesterday by some mail I got and the phone calls I made to try to straighten a couple things out. Thank goodness I thought to pop in a video and walk a couple miles yesterday to de-stress. I am determined to have a stress-free day today. At least I know I have a back-up plan if this doesn't happen.

  
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SLIMLILA 2/21/2011 9:14AM

    Thanks for the reminder.... I need to get walking with Leslie again instead of letting things get to me.

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KKP4673 2/19/2011 1:23AM

    I am glad you are being proactive about things! I absolutely dislike stressful days!

You're doing great!!

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FITMARY 2/18/2011 6:50PM

    Brilliant! That's the way to do it!!!

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CTEMPLE 2/18/2011 4:29PM

    what a great idea I'll try for that too!
Claudia

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KAMAPERRY 2/18/2011 2:20PM

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C11ELF16 2/18/2011 11:23AM

    Godo luck ! Hope today is a better day ! Hang in there !

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DONNABRIGHT 2/18/2011 10:52AM

    Wow, great plan - I am impressed!

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Time Again to Take Stock

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I will be starting that low-paying internship a week from Monday (Feb. 28). I will do until I find something better. Some money coming in and showing that you have a job is better than not having either.

So, this gives me 12 days (including today) to take stock in what I am doing. What chores need to be done before? How am I going to schedule my days? What do I want scheduled into my days? Many things to think about - not many days to come up with a plan.

It's a gorgeous day weather-wise today. I know I want to take a nice long walk outside and think about some of these things. Then, when I come inside, the ideas I come up with will go into my SP journal. I've learned that writing things down in there really helps and it gives me something to look back at to measure my successes and my weaknesses.

  
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MARITIMER3 2/21/2011 2:58PM

    Starting over is never easy. I hope that the internship works well for you and leads to something full-time. Congratulations on your bravery - your daughter will be proud of you.

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NPA4LOSS 2/17/2011 9:08PM

    Great plan and great news about the internship! Let us know all about it. It may be opening a new door to something great! emoticon

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FITMARY 2/17/2011 7:46PM

    Good luck with the internship and sorting things out. The walk in the spring weather has got to help too! That's what I did this afternoon to help me decompress after some big stress with a coworker, and I feel much better as a result. Hang in there!!!
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CO-CREATOR 2/17/2011 7:30PM

    I hope the internship is a good step for you. I saw on your page that you were moving back to Michigan. I live there now. Thanks for replying to my thread at spark cafe.

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CTEMPLE 2/17/2011 4:27PM

    Great idea Patty I'm about to do the same, do daily blogs.
Claudia

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MOMMA48 2/17/2011 9:41AM

    emoticonto hear that you'll get that income coming in and I know that will help you feel more relieved. But, try not to worry too much about how to get everything done in your day --- as, I'm here for ya, hun, and I'm here to help you and offer the support that I sooooo love to do -- and do it for a super friend like you!

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Good Night's Sleep

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I actually got 8 hours of sleep last night for the first time in a long time. What a difference it made in my attitude and motivation! I'm liking this!

  
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CTEMPLE 2/16/2011 4:48PM

    Yes it's huge!

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Disappointing Start To The Day

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I got a call from an employment agency yesterday to start a part-time job today. The company is really close to home and I was really excited. I got there this morning only to be told that the agency was supposed to send someone ONLY if the regular girl did not show up. Well, she did - so I don't have a job. I was really embarrassed and disappointed. So, it's back to the computer and the cold calls to find a job.

  
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SPACEYKP 2/16/2011 10:35AM

    I'm so sorry this happened! I hope everything works out for you soon.
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LOKIE2010 2/15/2011 11:21PM

  I am sorry to hear about that. I know how frustrating it is looking for a new job. My husband had to recently change careers unexpectedly and it was really hard on him. I hope you find a job soon and that you like it.

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LINDA! 2/15/2011 8:18PM

    I am so sorry!! It is a shame that there was miscommunication and the agency sent you there in error. I really hope you find a job soon. emoticon

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CTEMPLE 2/15/2011 4:37PM

    How awfully inconsiderate of them. It's just so hard to deal with rejection. Be strong Dear Patty. Have you finished the paint job?
I'll be thinking of you.
Claudia

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NPA4LOSS 2/15/2011 1:53PM

    I am so sorry that you had to go through the disappointment. I hope that the agency will put forth extra effort in finding you a new position and be more diligent about following through with complete knowledge next time. I also have faith that a new position is just on the horizon. emoticon

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STARLIGHT22146 2/15/2011 1:47PM

    awww, that stinks!! I know things are so rough here in MI! Hope you have better luck!!

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STR8RCR 2/15/2011 10:42AM

  Oh Patty, how disappointing.........and frustrating. I know that can make your entire day bad. But, you got the bad out of the way so today has to get better. Hang in there the tide will change. Hugs

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FLYER99 2/15/2011 10:16AM

    Oh wow, that is so diappointing. Things do happen for a reason so the next time the job will be bigger and better. Think positive!
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HLTHAPPINESS4C 2/15/2011 10:12AM

    Oh Patty I am sorry! I can only imagine how you felt. Finding a job in this economy is tough, but I have faith that in the perfect timing you will find the right job just for you. Hang in there. Better days are ahead.
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