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Woo Hoo!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saw the scale go down 3# this week! Woo Hoo!.. Then decided to measure myself and no change. Went from a high to a low...why don't I see any change in measuring? My clothes feel looser...I feel my sides bending more and feeling my ribs...go figure. Anyway...not giving up,,,but surprised me that I was like ...YES and then I was down...thankfully SparkPeople reminds me to celebrate my victories...must be loosing it somewhere else I'm not measuring. Eventually I will get there...keep on keeping on!

Took Mom (mother in law) out shopping last night after work. We had some success. She found 2 blouses and a pretty top and pair of slacks and socks. Guess she won't have to go naked to Florida after all. We had a nice evening. I know she enjoyed herself immensely. Then I feel guilty. Kept making myself take a deep breath and relax and be in the moment. Sometimes she is just so quirky and difficult and moody I dread time spent with her. My time is so limited. I get impatient hearing the same things over and over. Yet I try to remind myself what a blessing it is that I get to care for her in her latter years. Work wears me out and I'm not always the happy bubbly teasing person I used to be.

Makes me determined not to be that way as I age...and guess I already am when I complain about her all the time...what's the difference?

God helps me refocus and remember what is important.

Think she is really looking forward to our trip to Florida to spend Christmas with my daughter. Thought just getting out of her routine would be good for her and give her something to look forward to during the holidays when she tends to get down. What's not to like when there is sunshine and warmth instead of cold days stuck inside :)

Off to make it a great day! Office Christmas dinner tonight!

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DGFOWLER 12/12/2011 5:49AM

    Soon it will all catch up with you, emoticon your pants will fall off and you'll know for sure everything is coming together. Congrats on that 3 lb loss. It's been awhile since I have seen any type of loss. Donna

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ADEWYN 12/11/2011 9:30AM

    hugs... you are doing great!!! have fun in the sun!

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BEVSMOSS 12/10/2011 9:36AM

    Keep up the good work!
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TAMIPCHICAGO 12/10/2011 9:29AM

    Great job! I guess when you think about it, you can only really measure so many points. Since your clothes are fitting better, and you are feeling the difference in your body and movement, you're probably right. You lost inches where you aren't measuring. :)

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The end of another work week!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Woke early. Something didn't agree with me yesterday. Think it was Taboulli (eastern salad) as I had trouble the night before. Ate it for lunch both days. Guess it does not agree with me at this time. Then I got to thinking about many things and decided to get up and talk with God about them and journal about them. So many questions I have and struggling with what direction to take,

Told Mom I'd take her out shopping after work today. She is focused on needing a top for Christmas Eve services and the main problem is she doesn't know what she wants...just nothing she sees. It's winter and she doesn't want a sweater or short sleeved top or long sleeved top which limits what you find this time of year, Thinks she needs a whole new wardrobe or she can't go on the trip to Florida. She has a closet full...but not to her. I know people like new clothes to travel I'll take her again to see what we can find. Praying I still have patience after waking up early.

Exercise seems to help release some stress....whether pounds are going down or not seeing changes in my clothes and feeling my waist bend differently than it has for a long while. Finally seeing results from the hard work.

Off to make it a great day!


Thankful Thursday

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Still pondering and trying to sort through what I want to do. Sometimes I wish God would send a message down and then I wonder if I'd bother to read it.

Keep reading and hearing things about being more positive. I am tending to dwell on the negative. I have so much more to be thankful for.

Trying to be more positive for my Mother in law. She tries to get her energy and laughter from me and after being around her I feel drained. When I'm around her I am quiet and am not the happy, teasing person I used to be. Not sure if it's the drain of work, her choleric personality or combination of them all. Gonna keep working on my positive attitude.

Maybe the break and our trip to Florida for Christmas will clear my head.

Off to finish work, take Mom to exercise at Curves and then Praise Team practise.


Wednesday Ponderings

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Work going OK right now...questioning myself why I want to leave. I know what to do and wonder why I want to start something new and leave the comfort of my surroundings. Think its just wanting to stay safe and secure and trudge along safely. Yet I don't want to look back and say...why didn't I take the chance and see what else is out there. Been in the business for 8 years so it's not like I'm a quitter. My insides knows I need to's just a hard step to take. Yet looking doesn't hurt anything either.

Off to make it a great day!

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CAROLEE1945 12/7/2011 9:49AM

    It is always easy to see both sides of a question. Very tricky to make a decision.

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ANDYINBC 12/7/2011 9:08AM

    Looking is good. Keep your options open. Makes life more fun knowing you have options and that you aren't stuck in one place.

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COLEENCOLE 12/7/2011 7:28AM

    Pray for wisdom and the Lord will show you.

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MFLYNN8 12/7/2011 6:21AM

    Pretty deep thinking so early! Change is scary! Keep looking...

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Tuesday Terrific

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Off to make it a great day! Heading to Florida for the holiday Dec 20 and the countdown has begun. Can't wait to see my daughter and see some sunshine. Know the trip will do Mom good and help relax us all.

Looking forward to being away from work. Hopefully get some time to think and pray about new decisions about my career in 2012. One step at a time.

Off to make it a great day!

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    I love your positive attitude! I'm going to be 52 shortly and struggling with my career, as well. I wish you the best! Pat

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DGFOWLER 12/6/2011 6:11AM

    Have a super day. It's all about decisions isn't it? You are doing great. emoticon Donna

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