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Motivation Monday!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Well I had my motivation boosted today! A co-worker has joined Sparkpeople. I'm absolutely thrilled for her. She is very excited and thus her excitement has recharged my spark. She said that she is finally ready to give it a try. She feels that having watched me over the past year shed 75 pounds that she too wants to be able to be healthier and to not struggle every morning trying to find something that fits. YAY for Dawnelle. She's not ready to join any teams yet, but is tracking her food and exercise and has started reading nutrition labels....which by the way, have really opened her eyes!

My positives:
Dawnelle joining Sparkpeople...she is one of the nicest people you could ever meet, I'm so thrilled for her.
The sun is shining brightly....ahhhhh I love being by a window at work!
I got home on time from work today...which was a good thing, as Q's alarm didn't go off and he only had about 30 minutes before his ride came.
There's lots of leftovers from supper last night...I only have to heat things up!
The days are getting longer.
Just plain and simple...being alive!

Have a wonderful evening,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MRSHONEYCOMB 1/25/2009 5:36PM

    I love reading you blogs! emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 1/20/2009 8:18PM

    Wanda that's so good about Dawnelle, I hope as she gets use to the site she'll join one of our teams, the positive bloggers would be a good one. We have had 3 sunny days and just seeing that sun makes me feels so good. Did some card making later today, one bridal shower card and a birthday card. We can lead by example and people do watch and pay attention even when we think nobody is, so good for you for being that good example.

Hugs,
Shirl

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WANDAH3 1/20/2009 8:00AM

    I'll share Dawnelle's page if she sets one up. Right now, she is just getting her feet wet. She is at the stage of "hoping" this will work, but not sure it will. She really wants to be successful, but her past experiences with eliminating weight have been like so many of ours...up and down.

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TERSIEFROG 1/19/2009 8:52PM

    Yay!! It's wonderful to spread that spark!! I got my mom to join, who in turn has convinced my sister-in-law to join .... and it just spreads like wildfire!!


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NUPATH 1/19/2009 6:32PM

    How great that your coworker will be on Sparks. She will have lots of positive reinforcement from you. How about sharing her page so I can welcome her?

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Sunshine!

Friday, January 16, 2009



What a wonderful day today. The sun was shining, the snow was melting (unheard of in our area at this time of year!), and my desk is now sitting directly beside a huge window! I am aware that in the cold weather I will need to wear a sweater and in the summer heat, I may need to close the blinds, but to be sitting beside a window for someone who has seasonal disorder...it's nirvana!

A very busy day, almost too busy and overwhelming. We are short staffed right now so the work load is huge. The plus side...it's Friday!

My Positives:
my desk is beside a window, thank you Lord!
the sun is shining and the temperatures are on the plus side, barely, but still on the plus side.
it's Fabulous Friday, a day to remind ourselves of how fabulous we really are.
a weekend ahead of me, with my monthly massage scheduled for tomorrow morning, ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
my laundry is almost done.
a wonderful visit and evening out last night with relatives visiting from out of town.
nothing planned for the weekend except household chores.
God, who when I give my cares to him, blesses me with love and understanding.

Have a wonderfully blessed evening.
It's Silly Saturday tomorrow, get out your sillies and share some smiles.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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TERSIEFROG 1/19/2009 11:42AM

    I should be much more thankful for my window seat here at work! Thanks for this post because it serves as a very nice reminder. Instead of cringing from the cold, I should be singing in the sunshine (which it is finally very sunny and beautiful today! yay!).

I hope you're enjoying your window seat today!!
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MAURIZIA 1/18/2009 7:36AM

    Wanda, windows are so important for SAD! I have two big ones in my office...now, the only problem is getting Mother Nature to let the sun out so it shines and lights my day!! Artificial light just doesn't do it!! Enjoy the sun's warmth on you!! See, I told you there would be reasons for shaking things up at work! Here's the first plus - a WINDOW!

Mindful hugs,
Maurizia

P.S. Canada IS going to send the plus temps down to us, right? 'Cuz you've sent us enough negative temps! :)

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MARLA7 1/17/2009 6:19PM

    Wanda - My computer is right beside my window.... although right now the curtains are closed as the cold air comes in. Brrr! Love, Marla

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YOYONOMORE1 1/17/2009 1:31PM

    Hey a desk by a window is a nice thing, did that come from all that rearranging the office. Glad you got some sunshine, it sure helps. Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 1/16/2009 8:34PM

    I'm jealous. I want the massage. Why didn't I think of that? I guess I'll just stretch a lot instead. Enjoy yourself tomorrow. You certainly deserve some nurturing. Have a great weekend.
Love,
Nancy

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Jan 15

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I'm trying to get my blog done this morning as I missed last night. I went to bed very early...just plain tired.

We have been moving furniture, filing cabinets, basically the entire department around all this week and although I did burn calories and am happy about the extra exercise...I'm pooped!

I also spent time on the phone last night with a friend and co-worker. Deanne phoned in yesterday morning to say she wouldn't be in to work. Her husband rolled his truck the night before and was in rough shape. He works out of town on the oil rigs and where he was working was about 3 hours away further west and north. He caught black ice coming around a corner and rolled his truck twice. Luckily there was a semi-driver close and he was a first responder. Shane was pulled from the truck and taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital. Deanne drove up to the Mayerthorpe to get him. He's pretty banged up and bruised as well as a severe head wound. As Deanne says, "he came home scalped".
She won't be in the rest of the week as Shane needs assistance at home. Due to all the pulled muscles and soreness, he has difficulty getting up or down from a sitting position or lying position.
Thank God for it not being Shane's time to go and for granting Deanne safety while driving to get him.

My Positives:
We are almost finished moving things around at work, no more big stuff!
Shane will be okay.
Although our roads are dangerous, I don't have to drive on freeways or main highways.
The sun is supposed to shine today...yay!
I am fitting exercise into my days.
It's thoughtful Thursday....I have a whole day ahead of me to see what I can do.
My faith.

Have an awesome day, make this a day that fills you with the warm fuzzy's.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NUPATH 1/15/2009 8:42PM

    Wanda - how fortunate for your coworker's husband to be ok. This has been a terrible winter - not getting around much do to the bad roads here too, I had to turn around last night due to black ice.

Hope you have a Positively Perfect Friday!

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YOYONOMORE1 1/15/2009 8:18PM

    Wanda I am so glad your co-worker's husband wasn't killed when he rolled his truck, thank God for the semi-driver being there. Closed head injuries aren't funny, I know first hand about that when DH was in his accident 12 yrs. ago. Well, you certainly have been getting your share of exercise, but I can imagine you are glad to see it coming to an end. This week is almost over, it seems like it went by kind of quick. Hope you had a thoughtful Thursday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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Jan 13...moving forward and marching to a better beat.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Okay, I admit the past few days have been a real struggle to be positive and upbeat. I allowed some challenges at work to take the upper hand. I knew it was not something that I could ignore, but allowed it to reduce me to tears at home.
I'm on top of things again, so thank you for all your support and encouragement.
I keep reminding myself that I am only responsible for my own actions and reactions, and how I view a situation is up to me. I've taken a stand once again and I'm moving forward and with a better attitude of positiveness.

My positives:
Acknowledging that my had the right to be frustrated, but that I also had the responsibility to make the situation a negative one or a positive one. I am choosing positive...it just works better!
A much better day today.
Burned lots of calories shoveling snow.
Safety while driving on our terrible roads.
A nice warm vehicle to drive.
A family that cares and supports me.
Friends who care and support me.
Stretching...even when I am tired and don't feel like it!
Taking control of my reactions.

Life is just too short to live it miserably.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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INNERPUPPIE 1/15/2009 1:15AM

    No matter how gloomy and dark a day may be, there are always blessings to be found if we only take the time to look! I'm so happy that you took the time to find yours.

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NJMATTICE 1/14/2009 10:37AM

    You are setting a great example of how to constructively deal with negativity in our lives. Thank you. And thanks for the adding the stretching goal to the team goal. I will do my part to help the team meet that goal. Stay warm. And have a wonderful day.
Love,
Nancy
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MAURIZIA 1/14/2009 6:20AM

    Wanda, I always remember hearing my friend Peter preach that Easter is nothing without the Crucifixion. We can't be positive without some negative events in our lives - the growing comes in finding the positive within them...or turning them around. You are such a perfect example of that for all of us. Thank you.

Mindful hugs,
Mauri

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Jan 12

Monday, January 12, 2009



I just wanted to say thank you for all the support and encouragement I received since posting yesterday. I do feel much better since writing out all my frustrations yesterday. I emailed my letter to myself at work and today when I got in, I had had a night to sleep on it and after meditation and prayer this morning knew that I was indeed to forward it to my supervisor. I'm glad I did, as we had an opportunity to discuss my concerns and although it appears doubtful that anything will change, I'm leaving it in God's hands and keeping myself open to receive His blessings and teachings. Letting go and letting God.

I am delighted to be sharing our wonderful winter weather with all my SP friends. Thought it was rather greedy of me to be keeping it to myself. LOL.

We didn't have the opportunity to complete our moving of furnishings at work today, as the phone man wasn't able to come to run more line. But we've been told that it should happen tomorrow. I will burning more calories tomorrow moving furniture and filing cabinets. I did get in some good calorie burning this morning before work shoveling snow and by the looks of the weather right now, I will have the great opportunity again tomorrow morning!

My positives:
I'm feeling much more positive.
Shared my concerns with my supervisor, and although it's status quo...at least she is aware of my concerns.
Being able to share our lovely Canadian weather with my American neighbors!
Marla, who through her daily challenge of living, helps me to put things in my own life into perspective. Thank you, you are an inspiration.
This incredibly wonderful team.
My family, who show their caring for me in so many ways.
My life.

Talking Tuesday is tomorrow, so remember to be a caring voice in someones life tomorrow. You never know how far just one kind word will go.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 1/13/2009 11:31AM

    Wanda, so hard for me to say thank you for this weather...since they are predicting one of the coldest weather patterns in 50 years in RI! Please, please send it north???? PLEEASEEEE.

Just keep thinking of all the opportunities your new responsibilities will open to you...and the amazing talents you've been hiding will come out!

Mindfully COOOOOOLLLLDDDD...brrrr...
Mauri
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NUPATH 1/12/2009 11:07PM

    Wanda,
You have had many challenges in your life. I think that your positive attitude will get you thru this and once again you will shine!
Everyday life brings us challenges, and you are so right, you are so fortunate to have a job, when there are so many out there unemployed.
Hey, if you ever get tired of shoveling snow there, we have lots in Michigan too!

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KSNICKER 1/12/2009 10:34PM

    Wanda, Oops it posted it twice...

Have a wonderful evening my friend...

((hugs))

Ka
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KSNICKER 1/12/2009 10:34PM

    Wanda, Sorry to hear about the frustrations with your job... Hope it gets better for you now that your supervisor is aware of your concerns...
It really does help to vent those things in a letter or online to your friends.... You are always there for all of us so we are happy to be there for you even if it's just to listen...

Now about that Artic weather you are sending my way... I hear it will be all the way to Florida tomorrow night... BRrrrr ... Just practicing for when it gets here... LOL Brrrrrrr

Have a wonderful evening my friend...

((hugs))

Ka
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LACEEJO11 1/12/2009 9:21PM

    YES, that one kind word is the most POWERFUL word in our vocabulary!!! GOD BLESS YOU WANDA, FOR ALL THOSE kind words you share with us daily!!! LaceEjo11 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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