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Hopeful for a better week next week.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Today wasn't as bad a day as the last two have been. My bosses decided to move me to another desk. The bad part of this is that I'll be between these two co-workers, but the good part is that I won't feel so out of the loop as I've been feeling. They will be forced to talk to me since I'm right there. My managers feel that this may turn them around to seeing me in a better light, and maybe I won't feel like they're talking about me all the time. We'll see.
Was so busy moving my desk and things that I didn't get anytime on Sparks, which bummed me out, but it happens. Tomorrow will be better!
Thank you to everyone who responded to my depressing blogs and gave me encouragement to keep going. I very much appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Have a good night and a wonderful weekend!

  
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KAYOTIC 5/22/2010 1:46PM

    Hope is a good thing...and so is learning not to care what anyone else thinks! It's a hard thing to do, but well worth it!

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Another bad day...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Today wasn't much better than yesterday. Still the same treatment from two co-workers, but the bosses got involved today. I'm hoping that by talking with everyone involved that this stress will finally ease up.Thank God tomorrow is Friday. I almost wish I didn't have to go in to work in the morning. But I know I have to face it and try to keep a positive attitude, no matter what may come. At least the bosses now understand what I've been trying to tell them for the past several months, and they're going to be watching. Thank God for that. I pray for a better day tomorrow....for everyone, Spark friends included.
Thanks for reading.

  
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TINK33 5/21/2010 8:53AM

    Sorry to hear that things are tough at work. Hang in there! Praying that things will ease up for you soon!

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CARMEL466 5/21/2010 3:23AM

    Praying for you. Hang in there!

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TIGGER2908 5/20/2010 10:23PM

    As I learned today - when you feel the stress coming on, stop right where you are and breathe. Take 2-3 deep cleansing breaths. Breathe in deeply, hold for 3 seconds and let it all out with a whoosh. You'll be amazed how much better you feel. You'll be able to take on the world...or at least two immature co-workers.

Good luck tomorrow.

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Bad day...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I really tried to stay positive today. It just didn't happen that way. Exercise was pretty nill, mostly because the weather has been making my knees hurt. It's supposed to rain here tonight and all day tomorrow. I hope I can get out of this funk by tomorrow, otherwise tomorrow won't be a very good day either.
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TIGGERRD 5/20/2010 1:41PM

    Here's hoping this "funk" will pass soon because brighter days are ahead for you!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 5/20/2010 9:14AM

  Sorry to hear about your knee hurting you. I hope today (Thursday) is better than yesterday was for you.

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CARMEL466 5/20/2010 7:08AM

    Hope you have a better day! Wishing the sun shine on you even if it's raining.

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MARYGEM46 5/20/2010 2:05AM

    I really hope you have a great day today hun emoticon

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2BHLTHY4LIFE 5/20/2010 12:37AM

    I am so emoticonfor your bad day. I am certain that it will soon pass and you will have a better day,soon. We all have been there and are here to support and help you to have a better day tomorrow! My best to you. emoticonand peace emoticon emoticon Diana emoticon emoticon

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HOWDOIHEARTTHEE 5/19/2010 10:27PM

    I've had days like this...hang in there...it will pass..I hope tomorrow is brighter and better! emoticon

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NURSEKELLY09 5/19/2010 9:52PM

    Sorry to hear you had a bad day! Look how far you have come though and all the good days it took to get there! You are a inspiration, and are intitled to a bad day everyonce in awhile!

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Number crunching...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I'm going to have to live with the fact that I'm not going to have the same success today as I did yesterday with my activity. Yesterday I walked 10 miles! I couldn't believe it when I looked at my body bug data, but there it was. I've only done that a couple of other times, and those were on days that I was really working out. Today isn't going to be one of those days, even though I've tried to make it so. It started because I couldn't get up earlier and went down hill from there. Maybe I can get some extra steps in after work, but I won't be able to get up to the 10 mile marker, I'm sure. Maybe it's time to stop worrying so much about the numbers. I'm so close to goal though, and at a plateau, so I'm frustrated. I need to work on more strength training also. Maybe that will help break through the plateau. I'll work on that tonight instead of the elliptical for a full hour.

  
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MSWEEZER 5/18/2010 7:49PM

    That's great stepping indeed. Have you tried fluctuating your calories? And are you eating enough with the level of activity? So many things could hang you up. You've done fabulous - you should be proud!! What a great inspiration you are to so many.

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FISHING88 5/18/2010 3:57PM

    10 miles!! That is awesome! You will reach your goal. Your body is taking time to adjust to the success you have already had. Keep choosing wisely and you will get there!

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CARMEL466 5/18/2010 8:38AM

    Ten miles is awesome. Congratulations! You may be on a plateau but you are healthy and fit and that's what it's all about. I had to change my way of thinking too because it was all about the numbers to me. Do I want to lose weight..yes, but the most important thing to me is getting fit and making sure I fight for my body. That's what you have done, that's what you are doing and you are awesome. I'm so thrilled to be your spark friend because you inspire me...not only to lose weight but to make the lifestyle change forever. Thank you so much!

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Number crunching...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I'm going to have to live with the fact that I'm not going to have the same success today as I did yesterday with my activity. Yesterday I walked 10 miles! I couldn't believe it when I looked at my body bug data, but there it was. I've only done that a couple of other times, and those were on days that I was really working out. Today isn't going to be one of those days, even though I've tried to make it so. It started because I couldn't get up earlier and went down hill from there. Maybe I can get some extra steps in after work, but I won't be able to get up to the 10 mile marker, I'm sure. Maybe it's time to stop worrying so much about the numbers. I'm so close to goal though, and at a plateau, so I'm frustrated. I need to work on more strength training also. Maybe that will help break through the plateau. I'll work on that tonight instead of the elliptical for a full hour.

  
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ARCHIMEDESII 5/18/2010 10:26AM

    Walking ten miles in a day is fabulous !! Don't beat on yourself because you're not going to walk ten miles today. The fact that you walked ten miles yesterday is awesome. You don't have to walk ten miles every day to be healthy. In general, most doctors and fitness experts believe that a person should walk at least 5 miles a day to benefit their heart. Doing more is great, but if you can get in at least five miles per day, that's an accomplishment !

Also, if you haven't been strength training, I'm going to encourage you to start. Adding more lean muscle will really make a difference if you feel that you've hit a plateau. Now, it won't happen overnight, seeing changes from strength training will take time. However, you will not regret adding more lean muscle. It will make a big difference. I strength train regularly and I'm not spring chicken. LOL !!!

Don't be afraid to strength train. You will not look like a body builder if you do. You'll look like this....



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-- karen

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KAYOTIC 5/18/2010 9:51AM

    Good job! And you need those lighter days too, keeps your body and muscles guessing...

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