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Sunday, December 03, 2006

I get in my own way sometimes. I'm working on learning new things on this job so I can be of more assistance. Yet, right now, I don't have anyone teaching me because they are going through a transition and have more important things to do. It just leaves me frustrated. I 've been coming home with migraine headaches. I need to tell myself that I'm doing the best I can with the knowledge I currently have and be at peace with it. It will be nice once I know what I'm doing. I help out as much as I can. My boss seems to be happy so far with my performance. I think I just put a lot of pressure on myself. I need to have faith in God and trust more. Instead, I've been turning to old bad habits and eating wrong and not exercising which leads to more stress. My house is a mess. Today is a new day and I started it off here, I ate a healthy breakfast and already have 4 glasses of water in. I'm going to make a list of things to do and just start playing my favorite music and getting it cleaned up. I love this site! It's a great motivator for me and puts things in perspective.

  
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JUSTMEREDITH 12/9/2006 11:44AM

    Overwhelmed is precisely how I feel, and so your blog entry really caught my eye.

I feel the same way at my work. I have seen countless co-workers come and go because there is no "manual" for how to do their job, and the supervisors are unapprochable (it seems) because they are so busy. They expect everyone to just know what to do, and not really have any guidelines to follow. I have seen so many people frustrated! I am still in this situation, so I can't even offer any token advice. But you're not alone!

What is your state exam for? I love seeing others further themselves, even if they aren't of college age anymore. I'm 26, and I don't feel of college age anymore! But I still take classes here and there, and am always reading something of value.

When I need to get away from everything, I have found that really pushing myself at excersize helps. There is a point where you get things so intense, that you just can NOT think about work (family, money, etc.) anymore, and you're concentrating on hating excersize! For example, when I run on a treadmill, I push myself past a minute or so. There is NO thought it my head except "I want to stop running! Why am I doing this? Ahhh... 30 more seconds... I hate running!" ... but you know what? I am not thinking about anything else at that moment. Work fades away, as do other problems.

Talk soon!

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11/26/06

Sunday, November 26, 2006

I am adjusting to my work schedule. My boss added a bunch of hours. It should lighten up in the upcoming months. She told me she would like to keep it around 30 hours a week. That will work for me. I'm trying to keep up with the kids, critters, and house. I'm going to make a date night for Bill and I. Lisa told me she would like me to get that state exam in. I need study materials! She said that it's rare to pass the first time around and I would like to pass it. I gained 2.5 pounds back so far which is less then I expected. My goal is to stay in my healthy BMI through the holidays and then kick it into gear around the 1st of Jan to be in my lower BMI. That way I can pretty much eat what I like and work out for the stress benefit not the weight loss. I've managed to put some money into savings. It's hard to do with these holidays. This site has helped so much!

  


Keeping it in perspective

Sunday, November 19, 2006

This has been a busy week and not so great week for me as far as eating is concerned. I jumped in hard this last couple of months on my weight loss to prepare for this holiday season so I managed to get 13 pounds off. I put 3.5 back on in just this last week! Now, that it is coming back on, I'm disappointed and trying to tell myself that it is ok to eat like that sometimes just not all the time and wrapping my brain around it. It's so hard to get those healthy habits and then to go against them and be ok with it. I think I'm an addict when it comes to sweets. It takes an attidude adjustment for me. Those pounds come back on so easily and are so hard to get off. I still have one more Thanksgiving to go through. That is 2 in one week. This time I'm going to take smaller portions of the fattening items and larger portions of the healthy foods. I don't want to offend the hostess. People around me tell me that I look thin but when I see pics of myself, I see this chunky person. I'm working on that. One step at a time. I'm still in my healthy BMI and am proud of that.

  


What a journey

Thursday, November 16, 2006

I've learned a lot about myself these last 8 months on this site. I feel better when I work out and eat right. I'm working on balancing my lifestyle and my finances. I'm taking the time to enjoy each day and am working on taking it in. The time has been racing by. I guess it gets that way the older I get. I cherish the time I spend with my kids and my grandchild. I've learned to stop what I'm doing and really have a great conversation. The housework isn't going anywhere! They grow up too fast and before I know it they are out on their own; living busy lives. I have one 13 year old still at home that loves to bend my ear. I used to crave my quiet time, now I crave the visits. I didn't appreciate how precious that chatter is. Now I do. I won't take it for granted. I've been blessed. I have a lot to be thankful for!

  


My trouble goal 1

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

My main trouble goal I want to tackle is getting off of work and snacking more then I planned in my nutrition tracker. So, today I will come home and eat what I put in my nutrition tracker and if I find I want to go to the cupboard for mindless snacking I will hit the stationary bike instead. It worked for me before and I can do it again. That will probably help me with my latest unrestful nights. I'll deal with that one next!

  


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