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Keeping Yourself First in a Sea of Chaos

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Another year.

Another birthday.

Time for some reflection.

If you move from one year to the next without making some progress, you have not grown.

I made some progress...I lost about 20 pounds last year after spending a long time trying to get well. I managed to find some time to clean (it was progress).

The goal this year is to lose 40 pounds, find a work/life balance, and clean house more often (the work/life balance will help in this area too).

I will be successful...I will be undefeated.

I find the song "Undefeated" by Def Leppard to be very inspirational...here are the lyrics:

"Undefeated"

(Shout)
(Shout)
Look in these eyes
These eyes don't lie
And they say that if you don't blink,
then you don't die.

Now feel this heart
it beats so tough
And if you ever gonna doubt my faith
then I'll call your bluff
cause you ain't that tough

The lies in your eyes can't defeat me
I ain't ever goin' down
I was down on my knees completely
And you will never take my crown
But I rise from my feet you can't beat me
Oh, and that's why I gotta stay
And that's why I gotta say

I'm Undefeated
And Standing Tall
I don't want to be the loser
when the winner takes it all.
I'm Undefeated
I got the scars (scars)
I will wipe this blood away,
live to fight another day
Undefeated!
(Shout!)
I'm Undefeated!
(Shout!)

I feel your pain
I hear your words.
But there ain't nothing you can say to me
I ain't already heard

These cuts run deep
Close to the Bone
But I gotta keep getting up
cause I've been down so long
So let's get it on

The lies in your eyes can't defeat me
I ain't ever goin' down
I was down on my knees completely
And you will never take my crown
But I rise from my feet you can't beat me
Oh, and that's why I gotta stay
And that's why I gotta say

I'm Undefeated
And Standing Tall
I don't want to be the loser
when the winner takes it all.
I'm Undefeated
I got the scar (scar)
I will wash this blood away,
live to die another day

I walk through the fire
with the flames on my skin
I wanna be the last man standing
I'll never surrender, I'll never give in
I just got to win

[guitar]

The lies in your eyes can't defeat me
I ain't ever goin' down
I was down on my knees completely
And you will never take my crown
But I rise from my feet you can't beat me
Oh, and that's why I gotta stay
And that's why I gotta say

I'm Undefeated
And Standing Tall
I don't want to be the loser
when the winner takes it all.
I'm Undefeated
I got the scars (scars)
I will wipe this blood away,
live to fight another day
I'm Undefeated!

It's stand or fall!
You can laugh and walk around me with my back against the wall
I'm Undefeated
I got the prize
If you got the will to win
you got to take it in the chin
Stay Undefeated!
(Shout!)
Yea Undefeated!
(Shout!)

  


Becoming Who Your Were Supposed to Be

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

As I was getting my morning glass of water, a thought suddenly popped into my mind: "what if you were excited to go to work each morning rather than just going through the motions? You spend most of your waking life at work--don't you deserve to enjoy that time?"

It is true. We spend more than a third of our year at work. If you subtract out the time used for sleeping and eating, over a third of our year is spent at work (assuming a two week vacation)!

While it is true that the economy is not good and we still need to make ends meet, maybe we should start looking at how to enjoy life at work. To lead a fulfilled life, maybe we need to change careers or jobs. Or, maybe we just need to change our thinking about our current job!

Make it a great day!

  
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STEPH-KNEE 7/18/2013 5:08AM

    You are so right, that is a great attitude to have! emoticon

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Mono when you are 40!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Living with active phase mono for over a year is not fun when you are older (not a teenager). I could not afford to take off months from work so my journey was long with many valleys and peaks. For many weeks I would work all week and sleep from Friday evening to Sunday--awake for 8 hours and asleep for 16 hours. My doctor was so perturbed that I had it for so long that she called the CDC. The advice was to take antidepressants to make me feel better about being tired. Well, I opted not to take the antidepressants because I wasn't depressed--I was sick! During the winter months, I caught every bug that went through the college where I work. As the weather started getting warmer in March, I thought to myself that it was time to start walking because I felt better. I walked one day and could barely get out of bed the next day. So, I waited one month and tried again. At the end of May, I decided to eat only organic, non-hormone, non-GMO with no high fructose corn syrup as I could. I am also only drinking water (with an occasional glass of wine). I visited farmer's markets to get fresh vegetables and bought no hormone added meat. Finally, I could walk multiple days in a row beginning in June. So far, I have been walking for six weeks, and I feel good!

  
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I am back...

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Well, I am finally back after 1.5 years of being too ill to exercise. I am trying to get back into things. I have been walking for 5 weeks (this is half way through week 6).

It feels like a fog has lifted.

I am smiling more.

And, I am speaking up for myself and not just letting life pass me by.

9 month goal: be fit enough to ski

Let's go!

  
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JIACOLO 7/9/2013 11:07PM

    Welcome back and good luck on working towards your goals!

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  good for you

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January 11, 2012 - Walking and Doggy Update

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Today I took time for me to just relax (even though I was still at work). I decided that it was time for me to just take a little bit of time to think rather than try to "put out fires" all day long. That worked fine until the vet called. The poor little guy took a turn for the worse this morning. The vet had to remove the eye. I was really upset and worried about him. But, I still took my walk during lunchtime. I got a call at the end of the day from the vet. The little guy came through surgery just fine, and I could hear him in the background barking (he hates cages). The vet confirmed that I was indeed hearing my little guy. He will get to come home tomorrow. Although I could pick him up early in the morning, I am going to pick him up in the afternoon--I'll take off work early so I can stay home with him. I think we would both enjoy that more than me taking him home in the morning and then leaving him to go to work. Houston, we have a plan!

On a different note, one of my former students brought me a Christmas/Birthday present. It was a note pad with a fancy pen. He said he saw it and thought of me immediately. Whenever I advise students, I use little sticky notes to make my suggestions on...sometimes filling up a sheet of paper with sticky notes! It was a very appropriate gift and a total surprise. So, I ended the day with a gift and hearing my little one barking. I feel much better now!

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