Thursday, August 04, 2011
We just got a new IT company at work. Normally I can connect from home onto our server at work and then to my actual desktop at work. They were doing some server work day before yesterday and whatever they did, made my connection from home not work. I spoke with them and showed one of them yesterday when he was in. Last night I got home and still couldn't connect. He kept insisting it must be my laptop and I kept insisting it wasn't. I could still get to our server, but just not to my desktop. Anyway, after several hours, they had me up and running and I hung up from talking to them around 10 last night. Turns out part of the connection file got corrupt after our EHR tech was on there. I noticed that my IE favorites were all gone and my document folder was missing a lot of things and I couldn't access the network drives on the server to view patients incoming lab and radiology reports or our incoming faxes.
I emailed them last night and they got my favorites reloaded and they called me today to finish fixing it. We got everything working but I still couldn't find my documents. So he connects remotely into my computer while I'm on the phone with him and he starts looking through folders for the missing items. He comes across a folder I have labeled "Carla" and opens it. I wasn't even remembering what was in it, but here I am on the other end of the phone as he opens it and here comes up a big picture of my starting picture with me at my heaviest, over 200 pounds, in a pair of green bikini underwear and a bra, with back, front and side views!! Now mind you, I've known this new person for not even a whole week and I'm on the other line when he opens this. I got quiet and he just quickly closed the folder and said "nope, they're not in there!" He was polite enough to not say a word and I just thanked him for trying to find them and told him I'd keep looking. LOL.... now I'm off to go look for them and to take my personal pics out of that folder! I had them on there because we do weight loss counseling for some patients and the docs would have patients come to my desk to see before and after pics. I'm going to print them now and just keep them in a real life folder to show when needed.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
A group of mine, Fabulous Fitness had a challenge to make a vision board of goals we have. Here is mine:
My goals are very simple. I am having a new daughter in law in a month and a new (first!) Grandbaby. I want to be healthy, fit and be able to be here a long time to enjoy them and I want to be able to run around with my Grandson. Part of my board is to remind me that they are coming into my family and that they are part of my reasons for making a new me.
The biggest goal I have it to run a half marathon in March of 2012. The Rock 'n Roll in DC. I know with the proper training and support and tips from people who are runners, I will be able to do this. I've only done 5 and 10K's and I've walked/run those doing intervals. This is a hefty goal for me, but one I know I can reach!
Healthier eating, clean eating...is something I strive for. I don't eat 100% clean, nor do I eat healthy 100% of the time, but this part of the board is to remind me of my goal to do it most of the time.
At the very top, I had to have a reference to Spark People (it's small so you have to have really good eyes to see the little sparkpeople.com and the book, The Spark), because it is through this site that I have met all the fabulous people I have and it's where I learned to make small goals and to eat healthier. The tools here have been an enormous help! I've made incredible friends, both online and in person and each and every one of you is dear to my heart and all of you are part of my success. I can't wait to sign in here every morning to read about how everyone is doing and to support each of you as you have supported me. I love you all!!
Another section of my board is about breast cancer awareness. I am extremely active in breast cancer prevention events and I plan on another year of Susan G Komen events and breast cancer prevention functions and teaching. One day there will be an end to this disease and until then, I will continue to preach/teach about awareness and early detection.
The last part of my board is about fitness. I have come to love Zumba, so I wanted to have a little bit about that. I'm getting stronger every day and learning so many things about myself and what I AM capable of doing! Just a few short years ago, I'd be writing nothing about fitness and would likely still be sitting on the couch in front of the TV most of the time. Just because the fitness part is the smallest, doesn't mean it's the least important!
Thanks for an awesome challenge and one that made me think and be more aware of why I am here.
Monday, July 25, 2011
I am part of the Christmas in July challenge on the Rootin' for Ruby team. Today we were asked to put what our goals are for the next 5 months and where we hope to be at that time.
I hope to be at my goal weight by then. What a nice Christmas present that would be to myself. I have 30 pounds to go and 5 months to do it in. Seems perfectly do-able! I am also in a 90 day Fabulous Fitness challenge. I'm working hard to eat cleaner, less processed foods, foods as close to their whole state as possible. I do pretty well with the food/nutrition part most of the time, although I do eat other "non clean" foods. It's exercising consistently that throws me off. I will go for weeks to the gym, 5-6 days a week and then something will throw me off (the latest time it was being sick) and it will take me a week or so to get back on the fitness track. Even when I go consistently, I wasn't doing all I could have/should have. Thanks to my wonderful spark/fabfit buddies, I am learning what I need to be doing. I had an awesome work out with Carolyn1213 and she showed me a lot! Amy, Fitchick75, she's my accountability buddy and the deal was I cook for her and she work out for me....LOL...just kidding! I do hope to learn a lot with her great fitness knowledge though and hope to work out one day soon with her!
I love spark people and the wonderful friends I've made, both online and in person. The support is incredible and the friendships unbreakable :-)
So, my goals are to:
Be at or very close to my goal, be consistent with working out 5-6 days per week and to start training in Dec/Jan for the Rock and Roll half marathon in DC on March 17, 2011. That is perhaps my biggest goal of all. I've never run or even walked 13.2 straight miles and it's definitely something I would like to do!
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