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Taking time to find something meaningful out of every day

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I've found myself mindlessly going through each day anticipating the weekend. I met a 61 year old gentleman yesterday that went through a horrific crash with some bumps and bruises. It took the jaws of life to get him out of the rubble. He told me that he used to hate the rain but found himself on his back porch in awe of it. He inspired me to look around me and find something meaningful out of each day. I want to remember what I did yesterday! I would love to have a positive impact on someone else's life. I think that is why I love children so much. I love the exuberance for life that they have and how it dances in their eyes.


Getting prepared for my first day on the job

Monday, November 06, 2006

I'm pretty nervous. I hate it when everything is new. But, at the same time I'm eager to learn new things. It does feel good to be in the work force again and to be able to get my bills paid off. I plan on being debt free in 2011! It sounds like a long time but the years have been flying by so fast it will be here in no time. I found myself mindlessly snacking on baked Goldfish crackers last night. I know I would have felt better riding my frustration out on my exercise bike. Other then that, I ate pretty well.


Out of my comfort zone and starting over

Friday, November 03, 2006

I have learned a lot about myself on this site. I faced my eating issues and got into a healthy BMI. I looked at all my debt and wrote out a monthly plan on paying it off. However, the hardest for me, was leaving my comfort zone of over 7 years and finding a job to help out with paying off that debt. I came home for a good reason to take care of my four children and be a full time parent for them. Now that 3 of the 4 are already out of the house and the 4th one is doing great I can venture back into a career again. That was very scary for me. I had to figure out what I wanted to do when I grow up all over again! The first couple of times I didn't get the job, I bombed on a test and didn't get another one. I was feeling defeated. Then the perfect one came along. I actually passed the entrance exam. Persistence and going out my comfort zone did it! I realized I can do it. I prayed a lot about it. This will be a challenging career and I still have the state exam in front of me but I'll get it done. I think half the battle is believing in ourselves. We can surprise ourselves still at 42!


Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I'm like one of those crazy woman you see on Halloween Extreme shows. My yard is all decked out with animated goblins, witches, spiders and the whole lot. I dress up with those crazy lens eyes and get a thrill from the smiles and laughter on the kids faces. Instead of candy I give them glow sticks. This year it will be a combination of both though depending on how many kids come by. Last year it was close to 800! Not bad for a small Mayberry town! I'm proud to be back in my size 6 jeans. Even prouder of the fact that I feel better then I have in years. IMHO this is a lifestyle and there will be days to just sit back and not count calories but just enjoy the company and atmosphere. I'll get my exercise with walking my grandson door to door , helping my son move from his apt to his new place, and running to the store to get last minute things for the party. Not to mention to get home in time to don my old maid costume! Have a great Halloween everyone! Enjoy!


Having a long hard talk with myself....

Friday, October 27, 2006

Boy, I had a long chat with myself this morning. I tell myself that I'll work really hard and lose some extra pounds so I can eat extra around Halloween and my birthday. I thought about that, and I'm rewarding myself with my old bad habits! Ughh! So , I'm choosing that I will instead reward myself with some lotion I came across that makes my hands really soft and keep up the good habits I've been creating instead of setting myself up for feeling like crap because I ate mindlessly and put on 5 extra pounds. It's just not worth that to me. I'm finally able to look in a mirror and be proud of what I see. I don't want to give that up.


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