Thursday, October 17, 2013
Since 10/1/12 I have been working 55 - 60 hour weeks at my job. The overtime money this has provided has enabled me to shed a good amt of debt, save my house from foreclosure and help my Mother & brother after he lost his job. In the process of shedding debt however, I have gained back a good bit of my weight. I have stayed faithful to Spark, logging in, logging my food, drinking my water etc but the without daily exercise, it has crept back on. On 9/30/13 I finally got a clerk in my office. Now, I can take a lunch break and walk like I used to. Now I'm not chained to my desk. The downside is, of course, the loss of the overtime money. I'm trying to remain positive about that. My brother was approved for disability the week before my clerk came so that will help them financially. (He lives with and takes care of our 83 year old Mother.) I know it will all work out.
So, the taking a break part. Since last October, I had only taken 2 1/2 days off. 1 1/2 days when I had the flu in January and my son's birthday in June. But this week, I left work at noon on Tuesday and came to sunny Florida to spend 4 glorious days with my best friend. We are celebrating our 40 years of friendship! And today we are going to my happy place, the beach! She lives in Ocala which is inland, but we are going to New Smyrna Beach for the day. I'm as excited as a little kid. LOL She spoils me rotten, which means lots of good food, wine and decadent desserts. And I'm am letting her. I'm taking this time for me to relax, unwind and rest. I've decided I deserve it.
So to all of you, I wish you a wonderful, sparkling day. I'm off to the beach!!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Tonight I went to a gospel music concert at First Baptist Church of Atlanta with my Mother. While waiting for the concert to start I was glancing around at all the different people coming in. Mother & I both are people watchers. LOL As I was glancing around, I saw a woman with a laptop open. Imagine my surprise when I realized she was looking at Spark!!! After I minute, I decided to go over and introduce myself as a fellow Sparker. We talked for a few minutes and she tried to pull my page up but we couldn't figure out how. She gave me her log in name, but I can't get it to come up either. So, I'm writing this blog hoping she might see it. I know she said she hasn't been on Spark for very long and had not joined any teams. So if you're out there, lawrence82, and if you would like, please add me as a friend. We're all on this journey together and I know I need all the friends and encouragement I can get.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Well, I've been at work for 7 1/2 hours with 6 1/2 more to go. Have logged 6837 steps so far. I do have a question though. Believe it or not, there is an elliptical in the back. My sister and her husband lived in the back of the store while they saved up for their house and left their elliptical here. So, when there's a lull in customers, I've been getting on it. 2, 3 sometimes 5 minutes at a time. Does that count? Can I total up my minutes at the end of the day? I'm also getting some strength training in, moving around half bushel boxes of peaches! I'm also responsible for keeping the jams, butters, peach cider, salsas, etc stocked. That also involves lifting some heavy boxes. It's really not a bad gig. When it's not busy and I'm done with the stocking and cleaning, I have satellite TV, internet and all the peaches I can eat!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!!!
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