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Reaffirming focus

Sunday, February 07, 2010

I have read the first six chapters of The Spark and understand the power of writing down goals. My focus for this journey is to be healthy for a long time and to watch my granddaughter, who is due in April, grow into a young woman. In order to accomplish that, I need to get my diabetes in control, maintain a healthy weight, and continue to exercise.
To break this down into small steps, I will lose a pound a week, on average for the next four weeks. I will go to the gym 5 days a week. I will eat at least two servings of vegetables a day for the next week.
When I accomplish these goals, I will reward myself by giving myself a day with my other daughter. I will also give myself a sparkgoodie each week for accomplishment for the week of staying on the path.

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CHUPAL01 2/8/2010 3:20PM

    Your goals sound very "do-able"!! I'm going to check in on you!!! You better beleive it!


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Feelings on Chapter one

Saturday, February 06, 2010

I am ready to make small permanent changes. I feel empowered by being able to make my own choices one day at a time. No longer will I be discouraged because of one "bad" choice. I am doing this for me. This is my time to make change happen. Chris took simple steps and built this whole community of movated, supportive people. I do not expect it to be easy, but I am ready for the challange...one chapter at a time, one day at a time, one choice at a time.

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NEWENGLANDISO 2/10/2010 12:03PM

    I am ready be make good choices and to be a leader for my family.

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It will be a great spring!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

While I stress about work with furlough days, not getting contracts until mid May, will I have the job I love; I am focusing on two major events this spring. My first daughter is getting married next month! My second daughter is having her first child in April! First grandbaby on both sides. Very exciting! It is nice to be having a good spring.

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DCMAEDEL 2/4/2010 7:57AM

    Congratulations on the upcoming milestones! That's awesome!!!

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Economy and stress

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

learned today that we may not get our contracts for next year until mid May instead of mid March. This will add a lot of stress on teachers, parapros, and other staff as far as job sucurity goes. This has been a rough year here in Georgia...6 unpaid fourlough days which really affected the preplanning days which were cut from a week to three days. Some of the ways the school board is looking to cut the budget is to reduce Kindergarten to return to half day classes, reduced special needs PreK, and autism along with deaf education. I feel the stress in my building rise each day. Tomorrow is the faculty meeting and it should be interesting because of course at this point we have no firm answers. At least I am not eating from stress.

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CHUPAL01 2/3/2010 1:35PM

    I feel your anguish! I am being laid off and have to reapply for my job back! Not feeling to secure in my job now am I?? Prayers and blessings to you!

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 2/2/2010 11:30PM

    emoticonI am praying for you and all the teachers. This is one area I do not agree being cut any more! Our children's education should not suffer because of others mistakes.

I am glad you are not binging because of this...overeating will not solve anything and really will only make you feel worse!

My thoughts are with you my friend!

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It's a new day

Friday, January 29, 2010

Yesterday afternoon was rough. I can't go into details, but I was very upset. My friends at school were sooooo supportive that I was surrounded with love throughout the day. I spent time today thinking of the progress my students have made this year and the things I have done for myself - like quitting smoking last May. So I look forward to a peaceful weekend.


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