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Well, there's the first positive thing achieved!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Phone call yesterday morning after writing my blog for the day.
I somehow knew what it was going to be.
It was the guy with whom I had a job interview with last week offering me the position!
Now I don't want you having any false ideas of how small this job is but, it is so important to me as it's my first for 7 years owing to my heart condition!
I used to be on 50-60,000 a year back in 2004, and this job is going to land me 65 per week!
OK it's only 10 hours (but a start) and it's definitely not high pressure! My heart wouldn't stand it! I'm a cleaner for British Sugar in an old mansion in the village where I live.

And you know what? I'm proud that I have done it!
All I need now this week is the acceptance for the Biggest Loser competition and all my positive thoughts will have been fully rewarded!

Life is a peach! emoticon emoticon

Chris.

  
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DEBQUINTESSA 2/12/2011 11:50AM

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By the way, I don't want to throw a damper on things, but in America, owing to your terrific good work so far, you just aren't big enough to qualify for the BIG loser!!!

You might just have to settle for being a BIG WINNER.

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XMANDYJANEX 2/8/2011 6:07PM

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thank you for all your comments on my blogs, you are a very wise man. congratulations on your new job, i hope it all goes very well for you.
love from commando woman.. emoticon emoticon

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TYBEWALLACE 2/8/2011 4:28PM

    Congratulations Chris, I'm very happy for you....I am still wishing you well on your biggest loser competition and can't wait to hear your news on that ....HUGS, Sheryl

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FUTUREHOPE49 2/8/2011 4:06PM

    Congratulations Chris! So glad you got the job! In an old mansion house, could be very interesting! Hope you get the biggest loser part!
Ellen xx emoticon

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JULIAOAK 2/8/2011 3:59PM

    well done!! emoticon

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PEPPERMINT125 2/8/2011 1:53PM

    Chris Those folks at British Sugar are lucky to get you! Good luck with the new gig! emoticon

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JANETX62 2/8/2011 6:36AM

    Well Done, hope you enjoy your nwe job.

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LIZBUCK1 2/8/2011 4:55AM

    Well done Chris, really pleased for you.You should be proud of what you've achieved. emoticon

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NEWANNC 2/8/2011 4:26AM

    Fantastic Chris. It doesn't make any different how many hours or how much pay. It's a start, it's a positive step in the right direction.

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MUMNPETS 2/8/2011 4:19AM

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DELLUK 2/8/2011 4:17AM

    emoticon Chris..

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ITS_NOT_EASY 2/8/2011 1:22AM

    Well done Chris emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/7/2011 10:41PM

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SHEILA2BFITTER 2/7/2011 8:58PM

    Congratulations Chris, well done.

Sheila
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So many positives can't be bad!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

I have so many good things going on, and to look forward to this week, all positive.
Two years ago, I was in a very dark place, and I just can't believe that I'm the same person when I look back on these times and indeed the many years prior to that.
I now through fitness and weight loss have such a happy life with many things happening to be grateful for.
No, I don't have a lot of money, but who needs it when I take my pleasures in many more different and varied ways that money just can't buy!
The best thing is, is that I made it happen.........me! I love this feeling of being in total control of my actions and also to have the ability to rationalise things without the need to turn to food.
I wish everyone could feel the way I do now.........it's great!

Chris.

  
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LINEY223 2/7/2011 6:13PM

    Now this is why you are a great team leader Chris. You share bits of your life with us, your feelings and ideas and inspire and motivate us.

Glad you have a happy week ahead of you - you deserve it and have earned many more happy times.

thank you.

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BIGFATGIT 2/7/2011 5:09PM

    keep going mate some of us are just starting out and following your lead

k

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SKINNYPOWELL1 2/7/2011 2:18PM

    Glad to hear you are feeling "on top of the world" - isn't it great to know that YOU made the lifestyle change to healthy eating, weight loss, exercise and good choices? Spark spreads to so many areas of our life. If you are feeling good about yourself, share your passion with others - and that my friend, feels even better. emoticon

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FUTUREHOPE49 2/7/2011 4:33AM

    So glad you are feeling so well Chris! You have come a long way! Keep up the good work and enjoy your week! Good blog!
Ellen xx

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NEWANNC 2/7/2011 4:12AM

    Lovely Blog Chris. It' a fantastic feeling when you know that where you are is completely and utterly down to YOU!!


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DELLUK 2/7/2011 4:02AM

    Keep on leading the way Chris.

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CHOOSE2LOSE2014 2/6/2011 10:49PM

    thats awesome.... Im looking forward to being in that mind frame..

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PEPPERMINT125 2/6/2011 10:21PM

    Chris, Thanks for such a nice blog. You would never know from your great attitude now that you were in such a dark place a few years ago. Yes I agree that money is not as important as what you have accomplished by taking control of your own actions. emoticon

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Look to the future!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

You must!

Looking back, may help to look at lessons in the past, and to aid the future by not falling into the same steps that led to mistakes being made.
But look to the future, look to be all that you can, all that you want and dream of. Make the future reality by starting something good today!
I know it takes time, but all the good things always do!
Aim high, and take little bites, that way you'll be able to digest the journey sensibly in every sense of the term!

I have so much to look forward to this week, yes, my immediate future.
I am waiting on hearing from a job that I hope to get this week, my first possible work in 7 years following my heart problem.
I am looking forward to training hard this week.
There are certain meals that I have planned this week that are my favourites, that I'm really looking forward to.
I am waiting to hear whether I have been accepted for the local "Biggest loser" competition (see yesterday's blog).
I am waiting on Summer, and a great life ahead!

I for one am looking to the future!
Are you?

Have a peaceful Sunday,
Chris.

  
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BRANDI1809 2/7/2011 6:10AM

    Hope you acheive all you aim for this week, especially the Job. Like ythe new profile picture.

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TYBEWALLACE 2/6/2011 6:18PM

    I soooo agree looking back without stepping back is the best way to prepare for the future..... I wish you luck this week and look forward to hearing your happy news in the coming week.
HUGS, Sheryl

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WORKTHEGOAL 2/6/2011 5:20PM

    Quite right, the future doesn't have to be distant future - immediate future is often full of pleasure.

Good luck with the job prospect - am in the same boat!

M

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MUMNPETS 2/6/2011 11:11AM

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MAGPIE74 2/6/2011 9:56AM

    Your future is full of bright potential!



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FUTUREHOPE49 2/6/2011 5:54AM

    Thank you Chris! We should all take a leaf from your book! Good luck! I hope you get the job! Enjoy your week!
Ellen xx

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I have entered a local biggest loser style competition!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

An advert placed in the local village magazine which is distributed around 7 to 8 villages as well as the South side of the city of Peterborough, have called for 10 people to come forward and sign up for a "Biggest Loser" style gym challenge over a 12 week period.
The winning prize is a full years membership to the participating gym!
Now I understand that if I was lucky enough to be picked to enter, that I have lost the bulk of weight already, but still have the desire to attain even more success and therefore loses!
I have however thought that the chances are pretty slim of being picked, but HEY who knows!

So heres to being excited by a possible new challenge!
Chris.

  
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WORKTHEGOAL 2/6/2011 5:17PM

    You've got the motivation to succeed at whatever you go for, so hope you get the chance to participate.

Good luck.

M

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CLUMBOY 2/6/2011 7:33AM

    BEST of luck!

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FUTUREHOPE49 2/5/2011 5:36PM

    Well done for taking the challenge Chris! emoticon
Hugs from Ellen x

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MAMABEARLICIOUS 2/5/2011 12:08PM

    i hope you're chosen !!! good luck !!

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MAGPIE74 2/5/2011 9:54AM

    On the current 'Biggest Loser' show currently playing in the states there are two contestants who had lost 100 plus pounds prior to being on the show.

So..... if they want to stay true to the show theme, you are a shoe in!

Good luck and let us know if you get picked.

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ERIN4771 2/5/2011 7:25AM

    you never know unless you try, right? i'll keep my fingers crossed for you my friend emoticon

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LINEY223 2/5/2011 7:20AM

    You never win by not entering the contest.

Fingers crossed.

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NEWANNC 2/5/2011 6:58AM

    You won't get anywhere unless you try, so go for it!!

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ITS_NOT_EASY 2/5/2011 5:51AM

    You won't get anywhere without trying. Good luck Chris, fingers crossed for you.

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PATTIBL 2/5/2011 5:30AM

    Good luck!

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1 year of Sparkpeople under my (thinner!) belt!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Well, one year ago today I found this site.
Used it to it's max, and met a lot of nice people I can now call friends.
I have attended gatherings of members, and been involved in a whole array of differing interests in teams.
I have become a leader of one such team and love it.
It is a really good reason to switch the computer on each morning and to gain knowledge and inspiration from others!
I have enjoy every minute of this so far and here's to the next 365 days! emoticon
Chris.

  
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LILYBELLE8 2/5/2011 11:36AM

    Wow!! way to go - you have done an amazing job this past year!!!

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UUCEEJAY 2/5/2011 9:24AM

    Happy emoticon!!! Mine is Feb 6th, so we are both celebrating this event about the same time. It has been wonderful for me as well. emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 2/5/2011 4:57AM

    Happy emoticon Sparkversary! emoticon on all you have accomplished!!

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ITS_NOT_EASY 2/4/2011 4:33PM

    Happy Sparkversary emoticon You are doing such a fantastic job.

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FUTUREHOPE49 2/4/2011 12:16PM

    emoticonHappy Sparkversary Chris! Glad you are enjoying it! So glad you are a team leader! You do such a good job! Keep up the good work!
Ellen x

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JULIAOAK 2/4/2011 12:03PM

    happy sparkversary - celebrate and have a lettuce leaf!! emoticon

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CHERYLMIRABAL 2/4/2011 10:46AM

  Congrats on your Sparkversary!!!!

Your fellow Doxie Lover,
Cheryl

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MAMABEARLICIOUS 2/4/2011 10:32AM

    emoticon on your 1st sparkversary !!!! i know you'll have another enjoyable spark year.... sparks is the greatest !!


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ERIN4771 2/4/2011 7:24AM

    congrats chris!!! definitely looking forward to see what happens next, and all those great blogs my friend!!! emoticon

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ROX525 2/4/2011 6:29AM

    Happy Anniversary! Keep being a wonderful inspiration!

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NEWANNC 2/4/2011 5:26AM

    Happy annversary. Glad that you have had such an inspiring journey here.

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CHARMIAN2 2/4/2011 4:54AM

  Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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