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schedule, goals, realistic look at things

Sunday, August 03, 2014

hubby came to me and asked if we could create a "schedule" so that we could get back in the gym. I said... YES! Delighted to think about going back to the gym, getting some much needed exercise back in our lives and taking back control of what has felt out of control for so many months.

That was several weeks ago... the schedule still hasn't come to fruition. :( It seems that neither one of us can move the mental block that keeps us where we are.

So, today... I have decided to put the time down in pencil and go over it with him... today, before we go to bed tonight, we will at least have an idea of our schedule.

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TFANDCD 8/3/2014 7:20PM

    Thanks! :) I did it already! We are down for the gym two nights this week due to scheduling conflicts...but they are scheduled!! :D

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RAPUNZEL53 8/3/2014 6:57PM

  Good Luck!

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A note to me (from an article i read on sp)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Every time you misstep on your healthy journey, you have two choices: to keep walking backwards, which will surely take you even further away from your goals; or to accept your lack of perfection as normal and forgivable, and take not one, but two positive steps down the path that brings your closer to the future you want.

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Asking God for a sign isn't always smart!

Friday, March 28, 2014

When you are trying to figure out your way, and you have been praying and still struggling, and you ask God for a sign, watch out!!!

The sign God gives may not always be the one you want, and it may not always leave you with warm fuzzies!

I have been looking for a job, and I had an offer for one. My hubby wasn't really satisfied with the job, and I was struggling with whether to take it or not. I mean, some income is better than no income, but do I take a job knowing that I might still be looking for a better one?? or do I jump into this one with both feet and give it a go?? or, do I pass this up and hope something better will come along BEFORE my unemployment runs out in May?

So I prayed. Alot. And, on Sunday at church, I asked God to show me the path he wanted me to take. "Send me a sign"....

I got my sign alright... the Tie Rod in my car went bad. $450 to fix it!! Ok, job needed to pay for unbudgeted car repair. Guess I'm taking that job eh?? LOL.

Truthfully, I do feel it was the nudge needed to make me see the "light". But, it was also the nudge my hubby needed to be ok with the job as well. A bit of negotiation on salary and days off and voila...a job that will be good for all of us. :)

So, I'm supposed to start on Tuesday (April 1 - April Fools Day?!?!??! YIKES). I'm excited and nervous, and now, I have a million loose ends to tie up before Tuesday. :)


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UNICORN212 3/28/2014 11:38PM

    Mom2acat is right - it may be the beginning of a wonderful position there!

By the way - do NOT pray for patience......He may make you wait for it!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/28/2014 8:39PM

    Make the best of the new job!! It might be the nudge needed for the right job to even consider you!

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VONBLACKBIRD 3/28/2014 5:49PM

    I know what you mean...becareful what you ask for in prayer as it might not be the way you want it to go..but He knows what is best for us. Hope things go great in this new job.

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TFANDCD 3/28/2014 1:21PM

    Thanks OZARKMARY!! :)

Yes, God does seem to have a sense of humor.... ;)

HAve a GREAT DAY! :)

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OZARKMARY 3/28/2014 12:51PM

    Great blog!! God has a sense of humor that doesn't always leave us laughing. Hope you enjoy the new job and that it leads to better things. Have a blessed weekend! emoticon

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USMAWIFE 3/28/2014 12:08PM

    I know where you are coming from. Have been asking for signs and reasoning from God as things in our life are really BAD at this moment.

Guess I will find out in his time as he does not want me to know what his plan is yet

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KALTSCHWAGER 3/28/2014 12:05PM

    Congratulations on the new job! Good luck!

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MOM2ACAT 3/28/2014 11:43AM

    You can still take the job while continuing to look for something better, at least you will have money coming in while you are looking. And you never know; once you start this new job and get use to it, it might be better than you expected it to be.

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Early Mornings

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I am currently unemployed. I have been looking for a job, but haven't found one yet. I will. But, that allows me to CHOOSE if I want to get up or not. Most days, I love getting up with my hubby and making his lunch, fixing his to-go coffee, and seeing him out the door. Last week, he decided to just let me sleep, and last week was my low spot.

What does that tell me?? I AM A MORNING PERSON! I have always known this, but this is just confirmation to me. I get the most done in my day before 1pm. I hit a wall at 1pm and not only do I lose energy and motivation, but I also start craving SUGAR.

Yesterday, I battled the craving by chewing gum, but I didn't conquer the lethargy that hit and found myself sitting in front of the tv.

Today, I have a plan. I'm going to do my normal stuff this morning. I got up and took my hubby to work, and will get my house chores done this morning. This afternoon, I am going to GO OUTSIDE. The sun is supposed to shine all day today. ;) And, I'm going to clean off the back deck and get some pansies and put in a pot for the table. :) If I stay BUSY during my "dreaded hours", maybe I won't notice that they are here??


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SKYEDIVE 3/20/2014 4:09PM

    You are doing great! You have identified the problem and put together a plan to fix it! Way to go!!! Stick with it and you'll meet your goals.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sunshine has an ENORMOUS effect on my attitude, my energy level, and my overall sense of well being.

Yesterday, when the sun came out for two hours, I felt MAGNIFICENT. When it got cloudy and cold and started snowing, my mood and my energy level fell sharply.

I am observing that NOW, a day after. I didn't pay attention to it yesterday.
I am so very happy that it is going to be sunny today!

And, now, I have to get my son to work...
signing off...

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FOR_THE_DUDES 3/19/2014 11:00AM

    Agreed. Nothing better than daylight savings time when the sun is still out when I get home from work.

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AMANDASTAFF 3/19/2014 10:41AM

    I can totally relate to how weather changes effect my mood and life. I am so thankful Spring and Summer are around the corner. I feel much more motivated then. Good luck to you!

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GEORGE815 3/19/2014 10:22AM

    Sunshine is very positive. Thanks for reminding me.

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