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Compliments and how to actually enjoy them

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Most of us here don't know how to accept, enjoy and actually appreciate compliments given to us. We all turn around and add some comment of 'Thank you' - Its nothing, to 'You don't really mean that' or worse we belittle our selves and say things like "I'm not pretty, what do you mean you think I'm pretty...."

Today I actually tried something new -three co-workers all asked me about how much weight I had lost, and I told them, and they all said it looked good and i was looking good and instead of saying 'You've got to be kidding I'm 300+ lbs" I was very happy. In fact I felt joy, that while I haven't notice any physical change, others have. And that was a good motivator today. Plus I told them all about Sparkpeople.

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IKACEY 5/12/2013 2:56AM

    emoticon Blog topic! We all need to be reminded about accepting compliments graciously and feel the joy, not blow them off or negate them. Body image and self esteem are two of the hardest things to turn to positives I think. Yet without that we can't get out of our own way to see what we have accomplished and how we are changing. emoticon for sharing this with us.
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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SUGARSMOM2 5/11/2013 4:30PM

  yes we need to understand that we have a good amount of self worth and it is easier to listen to good words said about us when we know that fact .

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BARBARASDIET 5/11/2013 8:45AM

    I know exactly what you mean!! Enjoy those good words!

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NSPIXIE 5/11/2013 8:34AM

    Right on!

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NANCYPAT1 5/11/2013 7:55AM

    I love that you blogged about this topic. So often when we have a lot of weight to lose especially, but even for some women who are at or near their goal weights, we forget to acknowledge our own successes or even accept compliments of others. It is a really important lesson to learn. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS. Your compliments may be enjoyed by many because you were thoughtful enough to talk about them.

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TORNADO91 5/11/2013 7:14AM

    good for you! you are part of my motivation for the day, i have such a hard time accepting compliments as well. guess you just helped me realize that i need to work on this subject. so thank you (:

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 5/11/2013 6:16AM

    May God bless your success on this journey we all share!

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Started doing some other interesting things to regain my life back

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Left work at 6:00pm simple, came home, spent an hour cleaning the carport, which was a great workout. Cooked dinner on the bbque. I felt more alive than I have in weeks and its 11:53 pm... normally I am unable to stay awake this late. Lets see how this goes this week, leave at 6pm , do something outside each day - and work on the bow flex.

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GAILRUU 5/7/2013 8:40AM

    I love working outside. I need to move my grill out so I can use it. We still have some snow piled up in shady areas so it will be a while before I can actually garden.

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Today being sick and catching up and learning Spark

Saturday, May 04, 2013

I started exploring some of the site as a whole after reading the article about how this is funded and such. I started thinking to myself, this is more of what I wanted to do with my QA/Management skills. But after looking over the website I could not find any job site information.

Kinda of a bummer, because I would have fun with testing this and defining new product pieces - Heck I would even do customer support for this.

Reason I am writing about this today, is I find that a lot if not almost all of my stress stems from my job and the type of career/places I have worked for since leaving AOL.

I know a lot of people who would find it hard to believe, but working for AOL was fun when I stopped worrying about my career. People let people be who they were. We had get togethers, every big holiday event had a party, we had monthly fun things, recognition was more obvious, and not limited to just one or two people. I had exposure to cultural training, a wide variety of different classes and courses. MY problem was I didn't realize what I had until I left. And has only taken me 5 years to realize that, 3 companies later.

Anyway, companies who forget that there are PEOPLE with real world lives and such and create a culture where calling someone on vacation to get an answer is accepted practice or when they have gone home for the night and are asleep, you just have to wonder. - I know someone called it almost borderline abusive with a diamond collar around your neck.

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QUOOTIE 5/5/2013 12:52PM

    work is often a trial, I would agree. It is often that way in life that you don't know what you have till its gone. A lesson I sometimes have to re-learn. Better days ahead!

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POWER2XCEL 5/4/2013 11:42PM

  Been there and done that. I certainly can relate.

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Tomorrow out to the garden we go.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

it is get dirty day and play with my plants. We're going to add in another type of tomatoe into our group to make homemade salsa. Last year was a bad season all around for my veggie/herb garden. This year I think it should be a better year mostly because I now know what some of the things that caused last year's fungi and how to prevent it this year.

I love fresh veggies. emoticon

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the week...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I actually am quite proud of myself - even though the temptation at one point was to go and have a glass of wine after the stress of work, I didn't.

I want to get my Triglycerides under control, last year was a shocker. I normally have great ones, but I had started a very bad habit at least now I see, of having a glass of wine with dinner /after work.

Anyway. This week had only one really bad day and I still made it through without having a glass of wine. Did however have a nice cup of tea.

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CATHWREN 4/20/2013 4:39PM

    Congratulations on recognizing what was causing your problem and immediately working to alleviate it. You're doing great!

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JACKIE542 4/20/2013 9:56AM

    Good job! emoticon

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