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It feels good to be home

Monday, September 02, 2013

I've been away from home too much. I feel like it's holding me back. This week the scale didn't move for me, but I'm not too upset because that means that I didn't gain weight. That might change by my next weigh-in because it seems like all I did at work this weekend was eat. I'm still feeling stuffed. I was able to get some exercise in, so it might balance out. I'm still trying to figure out a schedule that will allow me the time to do all that I need to do. I didn't realize it would be so difficult. Sometimes it leaves me feeling so frustrated.

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 9/4/2013 3:09PM

    What a great NSV! You didn't gain. Yay, you!

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HAKAPES 9/4/2013 2:34AM

    You can do it!
Beside the scale, what other goals do you have? Did you make progress on those?

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LYNNIERN 9/2/2013 3:52PM

    Hang in there!
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NSPIXIE 9/2/2013 3:24PM

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ROBBIEY 9/2/2013 2:54PM

  Keep the faith and keep moving, nothing but positive results can come.
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Creeping but moving

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Today I posted on FB that it was a Murphy's Law day for me. My day started off crazy. By noon I was ready to throw in the towel find my bed and cry into my pillow. Yes, it was that bad. And that had nothing to do with my pain issues. I just felt like someone somewhere hated me and was making me pay (for what I have no clue). The sun did break through a little. Grades were posted, and I did very good. I'm still an 'A' student despite everything that is going on. I did manage to get some walking done today. I wasn't able to do it all at once (I'm in too much pain for that). I took my time, and when I couldn't do anymore, I stopped. Then later I would do more. Overall I was able to get in 60 minutes of walking. Tonight all of my joints and muscles are screaming at me. I'm going to soak in a hot bath and take my medication and get some rest. I'll deal with tomorrow ...tomorrow.

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 8/16/2013 12:32PM

    WooHoo on the grades!

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87BERKEBILE 8/16/2013 10:32AM

    I pray that today is going much better for you!
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My garden; my life

Sunday, July 28, 2013

For the last three days I've been working on getting my front yard together. Yesterday while pulling weeds I realized the garden was a lot like life (my life). There were so many weeds in there that the life was being choked from what belonged there. Yes, I admit had neglected the garden for quite some time (much like myself). As I began to pull the weeds, I saw that there was a lot of good in there; it just needed the mess removed (much like myself). I missed the first bloom because I put off doing the work because I knew that it was a lot involved, and it would not be done in just one day (again, much like myself). But once I got started, I couldn't stop. I kept pulling and tugging and digging until I had it cleared. I had to dig up a few baby trees. The trees weren't bad, but they didn't belong were they had taken root. It reminded me of some people and situations in my life. Just because it isn't bad doesn't mean it's good for Yandi. I had to remove myself, I mean everything (the good and the bad) that would hinder the my growth (oops did it again) the garden's growth. I'm almost done. Well actually it will never be done because just like life, it will be a continual work in progress. The good thing is the mess has been cleared to give it another chance to thrive and blossom and let is beauty show. Now I'm waiting patiently to see that in my garden and in me.

  
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DETERMINEDJANET 7/29/2013 5:38PM

    This is a great blog! Others are so right...many of us can relate!

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87BERKEBILE 7/29/2013 3:31PM

    I like how you connected a garden with your life! Very inspiring!
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LESLIE_2B_LESS 7/28/2013 4:01PM

    Awesome blog! Thanks for sharing!

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CANDIK48 7/28/2013 1:20PM

    There is nothing quite as good feeling as doing some cleaning on the inside and the outside! I used to love my gardening time. Lots of opportunities to reflect and define and "groom" my mind. I bet your garden flourishes and thrives with all that loving attention! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 7/28/2013 1:18PM

    Awesome blog - so many of us can relate. Thank you for sharing.

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I think Yandi is back

Saturday, July 27, 2013

What a day. I got a few things accomplished. I'm happy about my garden coming together. I was embarrassed every time I walked up to my house. I just wasn't in the right mindset to get things done. Ever since that phone call on Thursday it seems like an "S" has appeared on my chest. I feel like I want to do things again. I'm looking forward to my morning walks and my strength training. I'm smiling again. I just feel normal again. Don't get me wrong; I still have other stuff popping out at me, but I feel like I can handle it now.

Today is the start of a summer challenge that I joined. I am a part of the Determined Daisies. Determined Daisies we rock!! The challenge is to lose 5% of my body weight in 8 weeks. Today I feel I can do it. I feel like I can support my team in reaching our weekly goals. It's not that I didn't feel it before. It's just that I don't have that cloud hanging over me to get in the way. Problems can hold you back, and I just have one less (a major one at that) to get in the way. I've had a chance to exhale and rest. Now I'm ready to focus on a healthier me, so here's to losing that 5%.

  
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DETERMINEDJANET 7/28/2013 9:16PM

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LYNNIERN 7/28/2013 2:13PM

    You've got such a great attitude, there is no doubt in my mind that you will succeed!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 7/27/2013 4:06PM

    I am on Walkers Runners, Joggers and Gadgets. See ya when ya arrive cos we'll be there already

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Trouble don't last always

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Today I received good news. I have a job. I have not worked since January 2012. For a while I was unable to work. Then when I was able to, I couldn't find a job. I began to feel bad about myself and lose hope. Though I would pick myself up and try to be positive, I would have my bad days and sometimes weeks. But to God be the glory, that's behind me now. I'm not out of the woods (financially) yet, but in time that will be okay too. As I already posted this evening, I have rejoiced to the point of exhaustion, but tonight it is a good exhaustion. Tonight I will rest knowing that yet again God has kept his promise.

  
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TIGER_LILY_613 7/26/2013 11:35AM

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87BERKEBILE 7/26/2013 11:04AM

    It's always difficult for me to just give it to God even when I know that worrying doesn't do any good. You did just that and he took care of you!
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LYNNIERN 7/26/2013 1:17AM

    emoticon Such exciting news! I'm so very happy for you.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 7/25/2013 9:49PM

    Congrats!! I've given up hope at ever finding a job! 10 interviews in 3 years really stinks beyond belief!!

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