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Funeral Today

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm going to a funeral today of a guy I went to school with. He had gained so much weight that he decided to have one of the stomach operations (I'm not sure which one) that helps you lose weight. He then got so thin that anorexia set in. Eventually, he gained all his weight back. He had so many health problems that I couldn't even remember them all, let alone list them. The last problem was when he tried to get up to use the restroom, fell and broke his hip. His obituary picture showed a person that looked at least 20 years older than he actually was. This is the second son that his parents have lost.

This makes me even more grateful that I never got to the point that I felt I had to resort to surgery to lose weight. I am grateful that when it came to losing weight this time that I stumbled on Spark People. I am so glad that SP helps me work on myself both mentally and physically, making me a better, healthier person all around. And I really appreciate all the Spark People friends that have encouraged me when I was down and cheered my successes. I will be forever grateful.

  
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KAMAPERRY 3/14/2011 10:53PM

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DONNABRIGHT 3/14/2011 9:52AM

    It's always hard to lose a friend especially someone our own age.
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NPA4LOSS 3/14/2011 9:22AM

    emoticon and emoticon dear friend.

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Restful Weekend

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I had a very much need restful weekend. I didn't do much of anything yesterday morning. I went out with my family to dinner to celebrate my brother-in-law's 60th birthday last night and had a wonderful time. I actually got almost 10 hours of sleep last night. (I can't remember the last time I did that!) And I just had a leisurely day with a friend. It has made me totally relaxed and ready for the week. Just what the doctor ordered!

  
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Job Hunting

Saturday, March 12, 2011

There is a special department of the Michigan Employment Office that helps people with disabilities find jobs called Michigan Rehabilitation Services. I have signed up and am using their resources because of the fact that I have rods in my back and can't just get any job that's out there. I've gone to a cover letter seminar and a job interview seminar so far that have both been very helpful.

I'm also working one on one with someone who is helping me find job postings to apply for. I had an appointment with her yesterday and we spent about an hour and 15 minutes going through different postings for me to apply to. We emailed them to my email account. I will apply this morning after I am done Sparking.

It's given me a definite mental boost that I absolutely needed. I'm not as down as I was at the beginning of the week. Now, to have at least one job interview out of all the ones I apply to...that would absolutely make me feel better.

  
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CTEMPLE 3/20/2011 6:44PM

    I hope this works better for you. You are entitled to special treatment.
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SLIMLILA 3/13/2011 10:01PM

    Good for you... hope this really helps... I found an agency like that once and it was great... good luck! emoticon emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 3/12/2011 9:00PM

    Good luck!

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NPA4LOSS 3/12/2011 6:31PM

    emoticon I am so glad that you have found the help. Is this a Ticket to Work program? My thoughts and prayers are with you. emoticon

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SLIMMINJENN 3/12/2011 10:37AM

    good luck!!

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Plugging Away

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm trying to become more positive by being more proactive about what I am doing with my life each day. I'm keeping up with my exercising and cardio. I'm journaling and going over my past entries. I am applying for at least 4 or 5 jobs each day. And blogging and posting on SP seems to help me, too. And I'm planning things to get out of the house and interact with others each day. I'm still not in a positive frame of mind, but it does seem better than it was a couple days ago. I just need a lot of luck and positive thoughts to get me through this time and to get myself working again.

  
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CTEMPLE 3/20/2011 6:50PM

    I wish you all the luck , you deserve it.
Great Attitude.
Claudia

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NPA4LOSS 3/10/2011 11:29AM

    Keep those positive thoughts going. Try to do something special for yourself today. Yo have a great plan and you can do it! emoticon

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SPACEYKP 3/10/2011 10:21AM

    I know how hard this must be for you. My in-laws live in central Michigan and they are having the same struggles with jobs. I'm glad to hear that you are trying hard to be positive and keep active. Just keep staying positive and keep up all your efforts and something great will come your way.
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ROSERT 3/10/2011 10:18AM

    Girl, you can DO this! When I am in a funk, I try to be as nice to myself as possible. I know money might be tight, but you might try going to a thrift store and buying a new top or pants. Maybe indulging in a bubble bath or a new candle. Anything small you can do for yourself will help!

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Struggling to Stay Positive

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

I've called all the employment agencies that I'm registered with. I've gone on websites and filled out applications. I will continue to do this every day. But I woke up this morning feeling the dread of running out of money very quickly. (It didn't help that I had to put $115 into my car on Monday.) It's bringing me down a little. I'm feeling a little helpless and not very confident of my abilities.

  
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CTEMPLE 3/20/2011 6:49PM

    Yes the fear of economic insecure is hard to put up with, be strong dear Patty.
Claudia

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KAMAPERRY 3/9/2011 11:00PM

    Hang in there, and know your efforts will pay off. emoticon

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PIGSOFGREEN 3/9/2011 1:57PM

    emoticon We're here for you. I'm so sorry the job market is so grim. Is there anything you can do for yourself to earn money? Make things to sell? Offer your cleaning/babysitting/awesomeness services? It might not be a long-term solution, but might help as a stop-gap while you try to find employement. emoticon hang in there!

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