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Finally!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

After several 1st interviews and several second interviews, I am happy to announce that I got a new job! I am so thrilled. I was really starting to feel down in the dumps. I had even been to my counselor and she was beginning to worry that I was depressed and had even talked about putting me on meds. The very next day, Thursday, is when I found the job online, applied, got a call for an interview (set up for the following Monday AM), then got the offer on Tuesday! Talk about fast! Whew..it about made my head spin!

Anyway, I immediately turned in my 2 week notice and will celebrate my last day at my current job on Wednesday the 25th, and will start the new job on the 26th. The new job is a bit closer to home, offers great benefits, and is not in a call center.

I've already checked out Google Maps and have already mapped out a 1 mile route. I'm hoping that when the weather isn't 95 and super humid that I'll get out and start walking again. Probably won't happen right away though, I don't want to be known as the "stinky new girl"! LOL

So things are finally looking up and I'm looking forward to that "normal" that I have been looking for!

  
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KRICKET4 6/19/2014 5:49PM

    Great news! Glad things are finally looking up.
Sometimes we just seem to be stuck forever and cannot see our way out... (oh yeah, I know all about that!)
Wishing you well in getting back to your normal.


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VICKITS 6/18/2014 10:51PM

    Congrats! I am in the same boat, I had an interview today too. I thought it went well but I haven't heard from them yet...

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JAMBABY0 6/18/2014 10:49PM

    Great job!

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Another 2 months gone!

Monday, June 02, 2014

Will my life ever get back to "normal"? I've been asking myself that since January. And so far I have no idea what "normal" even is anymore. I'm still at the job that I thought was going to be temporary. I've been interviewing for other positions but nothing has worked out. I was supposed to hear back from one last week and so far I still haven't gotten the call. Sigh....God does have a plan...I know he does.

Nothing much has really changed. I'm still being lazy and not exercising. I'm still eating terrible. I'm still making excuses on why I don't have time to be healthy.

I did sign up for my annual Halloween 10k in October, so I have just over 4 months to get into better shape. I cannot do a 10k in the shape that I'm in now. The excuses have got to stop!

  
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GODSCHILD2_2011 6/15/2014 6:43PM

    In different stages of our lives, we all faces struggles and ups and downs.

I too believe that God has a plan for all of our lives. I know you want things that you want to come NOW but just hold on, it will happen at the right time.

Take one day at a time and take baby steps toward getting back on track. It also may be helpful to seek an accountability partner(s) to help you to get back on track and to help you to get and stay motivated.


Just know that you're not alone and we you spark friends as well as your St. Louis Spark team are here to help you with the support that you need.


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KRICKET4 6/13/2014 1:47PM

    Hmm, normal, really, what is that? :)
I think my life's been crazy ... always ...
Heartbreaking since my son decided to go the way of alcohol and drugs 5 years ago.
Life changes daily, don't wait for the perfect time, it'll never happen.
Hang in there, get out there - summer's here. Sun and movement will make a much happier you.
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TRAVELGRRL 6/3/2014 8:53AM

    Hang in there! Signing up for the 10K is a great motivator -- you need to get ready so you don't waste the $$! I've gained back six pounds so I signed up for a half marathon in June and another one in December. I want to lose the 6 plus 10 more so it will be easier & waaay more fun to do the races. Hang in there Tiffany, you can do this!!

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Howdy friends!

Monday, April 07, 2014

So it was brought to my attention today that it has been almost 2 months since my last blog. I have no excuse other than the fact that I just can't get into the swing of things of my new life.

I started my new job on February 24. I really thought it would be a very temporary position that I would already have moved on from. But here I am, six weeks later and I'm still there. I'm having a really hard time getting used to my shift (10am-630pm). It really interferes with my evening.

Since I don't have to be there until 10am I thought I would find myself getting up at 6am and heading out for my morning walk. But instead I have only gotten up to exercise once AND I've been eating terrible AND have gained about 5 lbs.

I want things to change, but I haven't figured out how to make that happen. I put in a call to my counselor today. I'm hoping to get an appointment with her soon ... before I lose my mind completely to stress.

So anyway, that's what's up with me right now. Hopefully I'll be back to blogging more positive things soon!



  
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ETERNAL_FLAME 4/8/2014 4:03PM

    Good to see you post again - here's to turning things around and getting back to loving life! emoticon

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KRICKET4 4/8/2014 2:56PM

    10-6:30! You're working my dream hours :) Really.
Remember, change starts with one little step. You don't have to have it all figured out in order to get started.
Hope you'll get spiraling upwards again soon.


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ABAKER34 4/8/2014 8:23AM

    We've missed talking to you on spark! You'll get out of that rut as you get used to your shift. Maybe there's sometime during a break you can get out for a quick walk? Take care of yourself and hope to talk to you soon!

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TRAVELGRRL 4/7/2014 9:14PM

    I'm sorry to hear you can't seem to pull yourself out of the negative cycle...hopefully the appt. with the counselor will help. Remember when you did the sticky notes for the 10 mins of daily exercise? That seemed to really spur you on! Are you still working at Curves? If so, can you get there 30 mins. early or stay 30 mins late to get a workout in? I bet you'll feel SO much better and your will alleviate some of your stress. ((hugs))

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So excited!

Monday, February 10, 2014

But nervous at the same time. I just signed up for a 4 mile "Run for the Chocolate" race THIS WEEKEND! I haven't been training. I haven't been exercising. It's going to be cold and possibly snowy. WHAT THE HECK AM I THINKING?! But at the same time, I'm thrilled! I cannot wait to do this.

So...all you winter runners/walkers out there....how should I dress? As of right now, it'll be in the 20's when the race starts. I have no idea what to wear. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated!

  
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KRICKET4 2/11/2014 1:22PM

    Layer up, crazy woman! :)
This should be a lot of fun!
Pictures and race report, please...


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ETERNAL_FLAME 2/10/2014 3:52PM

    Good luck, you nutcase! LOL... I am sure you will do great as long as you research what to wear and start exercising daily! I can't wait to hear all about it :)

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ABAKER34 2/10/2014 1:10PM

    That sounds like so much fun! Blog about the race and keep us posted how it goes!

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This has GOT TO STOP!

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

I have allowed myself to be "bad" for too long. I've been eating whatever I want whenever I want. I've not been exercising. And I was winded at Curves last night just showing a new member how to use the machines. This is UNACCEPTABLE.

I have no reason for a pity party with comfort food anymore. I have a new job. I get my severance package. And I have a 1 day birthday shopping trip at the Mall of America coming up in 3 weeks.

I need to get off my tush and get back on track. I do not like the fat person I see when I look in the mirror.

I have a smidgen less than 3 weeks before I start my job and before my birthday. I know that I can't lose "that" much weight in that short of time, but I can certainly start making better decisions and feel better about myself before then.

NOW IS THE TIME!!!!

  
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KRICKET4 2/4/2014 7:49PM

    Remember - baby steps and one day at a time.
Change your thinking and give your body some healthy foods and exercise. The rest will take care of itself.
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TRAVELGRRL 2/4/2014 1:21PM

    Don't do it from a position of desperation, just think about your health and start going back to those small changes that work. Drink a glass of water before each meal. Cook at home. Start your 10 minute streak going again. You can do this, and you KNOW it's worth it!

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READNKNIT 2/4/2014 10:44AM

    Good luck! You are off on the right track!

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