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Something that motivated me this week

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I saw one of my beloved Aunty Acid posts on FB:

"Never use scales Ladies.... because scales don't measure sexy"

Wishing all of us a feeling sexy kind a weekend.....

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/18/2014 6:13PM

    Wow, that is one smart Aunty!!!

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LAURIE5658 10/18/2014 9:37AM

    Love that!

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NATPLUMMER 10/18/2014 7:46AM


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ROX525 10/18/2014 6:42AM

    lol...Have a great weekend sexy!

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MM11113 10/18/2014 6:11AM

    made me laugh out loud

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Golf - great fun & great frustration

Monday, October 13, 2014

Yesterday was one of those days. I felt like the greatest Idiot on the golf course. I took many air shots and topped many of the balls. Did I mention "head up"????? Need some weight around my head to keep it down....

I was even asked my Caddy whether I am too stupid for this game. I just felt like I forgot everything I ever learned.
But luckily I did count my points. I am not handicapped yet (golfer's will understand this), but I counted assuming I am playing of a handicap of 36. And in the end here it was:

I actually had scored 9 points! For me, who is still an infant where it comes to golf, this is a good score! I know this is far from any score professionals and those guys who have played for years will score, but for me it was a personal best!

Looking back I am glad I counted, otherwise I would have gone home simply frustrated. But the score made me look at all my shots not just the bad ones. Here is what I found:

1. I had one-patted on one hole on quite a distance - a pat to be proud of
2. 80% of my Tee shots were very good
3. When I hit the ball well on the fairway it did go straight & distance was also ok, for someone my level
4. I did have fun
5. The other Lady I played with, has been playing for 3 years and has much more time to practice than me, she hits the ball further than me on the fairway, but our Tee shots are similar and she also did lots of blunders

Lesson learned:
Don't focus on the negatives, focus on the positive factors.

Now if I could just learn to do that in regards to my weight loss, instead of beating myself over the head for gaining weight...
Hey I might not have lost weight, but against all odds (health problems, not conducive to weight loss) I have maintained since July!

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/13/2014 6:06PM

    Great! Just maintaining is good! As far as the golf, would you like to feel like a pro? Just play with me! (I don't golf, tried, but was using right handed clubs and I'm left handed. Didn't stick with it)

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ROCKYCPA 10/13/2014 11:07AM

    As long as you are not gaining, then things are going well. Keep at it and you will succeed at both losing your weight and golf!

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GERIKRAGH 10/13/2014 10:23AM

    Good analogy.

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ZELLAZM 10/13/2014 5:05AM

    Maintaining is a good thing! Enjoyed reading about your golf adventure. I somehow never got around to learning to play although I lived in a part of Florida that is loaded with golf courses!

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Senior Golfing Society Annual Dinner

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Yesterday it was time again for the Senior Golfing Society annual dinner. That is the one event in the year where they all come with their wives, all dolled up to have a dinner and some serious fun at the prestigious Muthaiga Country Club.

As usual it was lots of fun. This was now the 4th time that BF took me along.

By now I know a lot of them quite well, since I have come along to a lot of their golf weekends. After the dinner (great food), there is always dancing.

Since I knew there would be lots of excellent food, I prepared by having a light lunch of fruit salad with yogurt & nuts for lunch and only small snacks. I still went over, but damage was less than I feared. We also danced for quite a while, which burned off a few calories. Now I will try to be careful today and move as much as possible over the weekend.

Also my friends have gotten used to me not drinking much, so no one tries to insist any more. I did have 1 G & T and I think I should avoid that in future when there is a big buffet

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/11/2014 2:56PM

    What fun! I understand it's hard to stay in calorie range at events like that, but you need to balance what you need with socializing with friends. A fine line I know.
But you knew what to do! Great blog Steph, thanks!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 10/11/2014 11:07AM

    Great to hear from you.

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NATPLUMMER 10/11/2014 10:21AM


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Westgate Terror Attack - 1 year later

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The anniversary has come & gone. I think it was good I was not in Kenya last weekend, since I think I would have watched too many things on TV about it.

Overall I am very happy that I have recovered well from the trauma. When I watch the things they are showing on FB & TV I am sad about the attack, the many severely injured & traumatized people but it doesn't hurt me any more. I feel now panic.

It is a sad day in the history of Kenya, but it also pulled people together. It was one of the few times it didn't matter which color or tribe you are, all were affected equal, but also all stood together to help. Maybe it has helped pull people together in this country.

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ZELLAZM 10/4/2014 6:31AM

    Glad to hear that you and your friends are healing...

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KENDRACARROLL 9/30/2014 7:53PM

    Glad you're doing well.

And, ah, that's what politicians do…

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STEPHLOKI 9/29/2014 5:03AM

    Thanks every one. Had a long chat with my friend who had been in the thick of it. She is doing well. Her daughter had a belated reaction, but is undergoing treatment. Also Helga still gets VERY upset when people elaborate on the stupid rumors that still make the rounds. Like that there were only 4 terrorists, yet on the video you could see at least 5 and from the people who where there and saw them, we have records of 4 different groups of 2 each at the same time.
Or that the terrorists were among the first to leave, yet the videos show them praying inside at night and 3 days later the aide people who fed the soldiers were being shot at. Not sure why certain politicians here insist on changing facts. Maybe then they don't have to deal with it.

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LAURIE5658 9/27/2014 9:41AM

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POETICJUSTUS 9/27/2014 3:42AM

    Blessings to you and yours' from Austin ,Texas. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wow.... am still in a daze

Friday, August 29, 2014

After overworking myself for 6 months on the new job and feeling at times like I am on the wrong boat here yet accomplishing a LOT suddenly it has become so much easier.

Well Monday I lost my temper with the procurement guy and went home feeling like I am the biggest twit ever who just does not know how to do things. I send my immediate boss an email telling him I am resigning, since I honestly felt I am the wrong person.

Well the next day I did not go to work obviously, but my immediate boss (the GM) called me. That's when it became interesting:
1. He pleaded with me to come back
2. He told me he and one of the Directors had sat down and looked at my JD and realized I was really not supposed to do all the things I was being told to do
3. I was not report to the GM, but actually to the Directors and be at the same level as the GM.

So they have decided that with immediate effect I do not have to manage projects directly any more, but should do the work I was employed for: define & develop systems, templates & procedures & implement them.
They did apologize for the misinterpretation of my JD in the past and told me how they value my work.

Wow I am stunned.
Of course it was dampened by the talk they had to give me about shouting to a Junior staff member. But I know that was wrong anyway and felt bad enough as it is.

So suddenly I have time at my hand and freedom to do what i enjoy doing more anyway. Amazing!

Oh and another good news:
Due to hormonal imbalance I had gained a lot of weight, topping off at 202 at my worst a few weeks ago. But now, even though i have not started any treatment yet, I am back down to 197.5pounds. Wow that is almost 5 pounds!
Not good enough, but a starting point.

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SANDICANE 10/18/2014 8:25AM

    Wow, your blog is just chocked full of good news!

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DDOORN 10/18/2014 5:35AM

    Late to your news and WAY too long away from your blogs!

So SUPER when our work is valued by others the way it SHOULD be! What a BOOST!

Take care and...

Keep the SPARK! :-)


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    You must be so happy that this has been resolved. Hope your job will be a lot more fun for you now and a lot less stressful.

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ZELLAZM 8/30/2014 6:08AM

    I'm glad things resolved for you. Good to see you posting again and WTG on the weight drop!

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STEPHLOKI 8/30/2014 2:23AM

    Thanks everyone!

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SLENDERELLA61 8/29/2014 1:15PM

    Sounds like you were very brave, took a risk, and it paid off BIG time. Enjoy your new position that sounds like it is exactly what you need. Take care.

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/29/2014 9:37AM

    Wow, seems like just less stress is already helping! Great news now you can really blossom!

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LIVIN4LISH 8/29/2014 8:57AM

    Love that "shake the tree," comment! Best of luck with your new, OLD position, and best wishes for less stress and more time for you. Congrats on the unintentional loss, too emoticon

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LAURIE5658 8/29/2014 8:35AM

    Love you, Steph!!!! This sounds like a great step forward.

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MIRAGE727 8/29/2014 7:40AM

    Sometimes we need to shake the tree! And when opportunity comes from it, we embrace it! That's where you draw the line and make the stand! Go for it!

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