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Start from Where You Are

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Its been awhile since I checked in - had a rough Christmas because my only daughter and I are at odds. Then January rolled around, I stopped exercising and sparking. Lost my job of 14+yr on January 13th (downsized but not down any sizes, ugh) and have spent the last month so intent on the job search that I still avoided Sparkpeople as well as exercise.

Here I am so here is where I'm going from - thankfully only up about 5 lbs from last check in. I decided that I can't possibly live life to its fullest if I am ignoring what was making me feel better. Exercise and eating better. Sparking with my friends.

I have a few job prospects and am hopeful. It finally dawned on me this week I won't be able to truly give a new employer my best impression if I'm not taking GOOD care of myself. Nice resume, nice interview clothes, and a winning smile are great. Except if underneath all those things I'm feeling like a FAT, BLOATED SLUG then I'm not doing anyone any favors.

Here is where I am and starting from here is as good as any place.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ON2VICTORY 2/24/2012 2:43PM

    awwwwww, THAT's MY BUDDY!!!! you can do it. yes you can....

there is something about a redhead on a mission.....

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CARRIGANSJOY 2/24/2012 10:31AM

    *hug* so sorry about the stressors right now but you have a great outlook, a positive attitude and you're making things happen.

Keeping you and your daughter in my prayers!


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2DAGGERS 2/20/2012 9:39PM

    You have the right attitude going on.

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REBECCA431 2/20/2012 4:57PM

    emoticon Jump on in and set some goals and get to work on finding your smile! emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 2/20/2012 4:44PM

    Glad to have you back!!!! emoticon

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PAPAMIKIE 2/20/2012 10:53AM

    We all start where we are and each day that is a little different than where we were. Take care.

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BILL60 2/20/2012 8:39AM

    Great plan. Go out and impress the hell out of them The best of luck to you.

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