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Saturday, November 27, 2010

I've put on pounds! (total apathy and busy-ness and life changes)

I've not been here; at my home. (I leave at 6am and return at 6:30pm-no access to computers)

I am having a hard time making the magic work! (I feel like this was easier before. I feel like I had a stronger will.)

I have been here before. (I have. And I made it work. I lost weight. I felt better. I took each moment as it came and made changes as I felt I could)

I have managed to to do it! (I figured it out then. I can do it again! Right?)

Plan for now is to:
1. Get 10 minutes of exercise EVERYDAY. I know from past experience that action creates motivation and that 10 minutes will morph into many more.
2. Get on the computer Saturday mornings and make a weekly menu. Then shop for any items needed.
3. Well, that's it.

(I have been consistently drinking water everyday. I just need to make sure it totals at least 8 8oz glasses)

I need suggestions for lunches that I can pack and do not need any heating up. I can only have cold lunches-no access to microwave. If you have any--please pass them on!

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IWILLRUN100 11/27/2010 8:16PM

    It sounds like you have a good plan! For lunch I used to always have a sandwich, yogurt and fruit when I didn't have a microwave. Glad you're back:)

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BUDRFLY31 11/27/2010 7:21PM

    individually sized containers of peaches. You can buy a big can and size them down to little containers. They are sweet and satisfying. But that is my preference. Don't get the kind in heavy syrup!

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For the Love

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I had an interview for a position that would be working with children and parents (whole families).




I am not actually qualified.

I have ZERO experience documenting for Federal Programs.

Yet, they called me in for an interview. (that is hopeful, right?)

I think the interview went well.

They will let me know by next week. (they will be scheduling 2nd interviews then)

Please pray that they have open minds. Or, that everyone else turns them down (LOL).

I would love to get this experience and I wold love the work.

This feels so cruel.

First I am panicked that I have NO interviews. Now, I have accepted a job (part time, for the YMCA); and have had an interview for a most fabulous job.

Yikes! It's funny how it works that way.

Ah well. Fingers crossed. Prayers out.

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CHUBBYPIE 10/19/2010 8:09AM

    My mom is in the same boat. Her first interview was yesterday so we are waiting to hear about a second.

I will definetely keep my fingers crossed for you too!!


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GOROSIEO 10/14/2010 8:28AM

    Good luck on the interview. Your enthusiasm will shine through and you would be an asset to the job. Go in with your attitude, "I can do this". You will be great. emoticon

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An Hour is NOT enough!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I did a dry run this morning to see if I could be up and ready to leave the house in one hour.

Not. Gonna. Happen.

I start a new job Monday. On-site coordinator for the YMCA at a local elementary school.

I have to be there at 6:45am (it's about 15 minutes away). My daughter has to be out the door at 6:30am. We usually rise at 5:30. But I usually eat after she leaves. (I have been watching a child in my home starting at 7am-and get him off to school at 8:30, then I go to my driving job).

I will now need to work 2 jobs to try and make my ends meet. (still will not have health insurance provided for me--may go to my counties Social Services Dept to see if they can help me--but I DREAD the wait).

I will be working from 6:45am until 6pm (both jobs combined). And I still will not be making enough.

Yep, I am still looking for a job.

This really does suck.

The Y job will be full-time in the summer. Perhaps I can wait it out.

We will see.

In the mean time, I will be busy and tired.

Oh, I didn't mention the fact that I also took on a Saturday job too...

This will make me stronger, right?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DRJJ2004 10/12/2010 5:38PM

    Sorry sweets! We're right there with ya! It's really tough right now..hubby and I are in the process of trying to decide who gets the part time job..ugh! I vote not me..:O) but we shall see. Hang in there!


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TIMEFORVACATION 10/12/2010 10:21AM

    It will make you stronger and school will be a breeze for you after working 4 jobs! Don't forget massage therapy is another job that you are excellent at! You are a good and hard working! So very proud of you.

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GOROSIEO 10/12/2010 7:43AM

    That's work. Too bad you have to sleep. emoticon I had it down to an hour and it was just me. What helped was doing as much as possible the night before-lunches made, clothes laid out, bath, know what you're eating for breakfast. Having a routine down helped. So you don't have to think. Of course, for you it will mean having your daughter organized as well. No surprise permission slips to read and sign. She will benefit from your organization strategies.

Congratulations on the job.

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DIZIZZY7895 10/12/2010 7:30AM

    Boy you are multitasking. But we all have to do what we have to do to survive. It will make you a stronger person in the long run. Keep up the hard work. I know you can get thru all the work.

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Creative Thinking

Monday, October 11, 2010

If you've ever read the book She's Come Undone, you might recall how the main character lost weight by imagining that her food had mold growing on it.

I like food too much to do something like that.

I have, however, been using my powers of imagination to get through my days driving (running paperwork all around town) for a car dealership.

People suck! Or, I should say, many people driving on I75 suck at driving!

When I encounter a slow driver, I imagine they have a wedding cake in their car. Out of control fast driver? They must be driving their very pregnant wife to the hospital. No turn signal? Clearly a case where the light bulb just went out.

I refuse to be an ANGRY driver. I refuse to let these inconsiderate drivers dictate my mood.

I also realize that I could be irritating the heck out of someone with something I inadvertently/unknowingly did.

I do try to be good. Considerate. Kind. Quick but not dangerous.

As far as food goes. I just try to pack a healthy lunch and healthy snacks. And enjoy!

Have a great day!

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GOROSIEO 10/12/2010 7:45AM

    Your positive attitude on everything always comes through. emoticon

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TOTHEFUTURE1 10/11/2010 9:09PM

    Thanks for sharing your strategies.

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Happy B-Day to ME

Friday, October 08, 2010

I've been hemming and hawwing about writing this blog.

I am not anywhere near my goals.

I have simply maintained. (and barely-at that).

I am forty.

Yep. Forty.

Feels good. Feels like a new beginning.

I am excited about what life is going to bring me.

I have made a lot of changes this year. All of which will end up for the better. It will just take time.

I had a great interview with the YMCA. The job, currently, is only part time. I am confident I can get full time eventually. I have not been offered the job, and do not want to jinx it, but the interviewer did pause at the end and said, "I gotta be honest with you, I am very impressed."

Sounds good to me.

I hope I get it. I am really digging their mission and feel it would be a great path for me and for the kiddos I would be working with.

I delayed my entrance into nursing school until August. I hope this will give me enough time to get my finances in order.

It will also give me time to tour high schools with my daughter; therefore, allowing us to figure out where she will be next year and if a move is possible. (out of the current school district).

As far as Spark goes... I'm glad it's here. I will be using it more in the near future, now that life is calming down a bit.

I just keep doing what I can: drinking water, making healthy choices when possible, attempting just 10 minutes of exercise a day (more when that feels so good I can't stand it). One day. One step. One choice. At A Time.


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DRJJ2004 10/12/2010 5:39PM

    I missed your birthday..:O( Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope it was great!

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ANGIEEB1229 10/8/2010 3:50PM

    have a wonderful bday :)

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CMJONES77065 10/8/2010 9:51AM

    Happy birthday!

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    Great blog, Happy Birthday.

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GOROSIEO 10/8/2010 8:53AM

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Happy Birthday (again)

Forty-it's a great decade! The changes you've made in your life have taken you in a positive direction. Your weight goal is important, but certainly not the be all. You will get there.

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