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Update, Plan and Guardian Angel

Friday, February 08, 2013

Let's see where to start...

IF I just do what I am supposed to do I finally started losing weight have years of staying teh same or slowing increasing.

emoticon How CRAZY that all of the sudden I get a CONGRATS note regarding my losing weight. I did NOT change my weight on my page... did I.... I really don't think so. Maybe it was my Guardian Angel again. You may think I am crazy but I am being serious.

Anyway, long story short. I have been getting up every morning between 4:20 and 5:00 and getting on the treadmill. Additionally, I am now logging my food (which is the key). I still do not like it, but it is actually working and ... again....


It of course should not be a surprise but it is to me. It is not at all like I over eat in my mind so I did not think logging would be the trick. I am however even more careful and pay attention to protein and eating (at least somewhat) the best foods I can.

Anyway, that's that. I am definitely fearful that that this trend will not last but I am trying not to think about it.

Regarding the ...

Guardian Angel comment... yes this is what i think of when I think Guardian Angel. I just love the expression and clearly unconditional love the pups radiates.

She, my Guardian Angel, has been stepping in a bit.
- - Utah wakes me at slightly different times depending on if i need to push it on the treadmill that day. Well, my Guardian Angel is waking Utah and he is then wakes me. When I get down stairs, sometimes he is passed out in his room.

- - Then the other day, I have this voice in my head that says, when is your appointment with the Career Coach? I think, not sure. The voice continues to pester me until I contact the Coach. Well, of course, my appointment ended up being that evening. I had no idea.

I went to the appointment and it was very helpful just to think aloud. AGAIN....

Balance is key.

1 - I need to continue working 40 hours a week and getting as much out of it as I can.

... and I am learning so this is very good. The down side is that (after receiving my first pay check from this job) it is now black and white how much less I am making than my prior job.

Which leads me to ...

2 - I need to continue looking and submitting resumes and take this more seriously. Something may pop up that is a perfect opportunity at better pay. I need to continue to put myself out there.

3 - Continue coursework needed to be able to sit for the Project Management certification exam. I determined that the Career Coach can extend my access through April 17. If I did only 2 courses a weekend I would still have 3 courses remaining to do. Sooooo, I will fit those in with heavier weekends when I do not go to the acreage.

Interesting though that the timing works beautifully. It is not an overwhelming load. It is simply a full load.

AGAIN... Thank you Guardian Angle. There is no way these things would fall into place without her.

NOW... I just need to ...


It would be cool to be finished around that time. It is my birthday 4/13.

Reach PMP certification goal.
Reach weight and fitness goal.

That would be....

Then maybe the new job after. Who knows. This is what eats at me a bit though. I feel bad, not making the income I was previously.

We have the savings, so that is not it. I just feel like I am not holding up my end of things with this reduction in pay. It is hard to figure out in my head.

Now that I have made myself take the time to blog though, I can not communicate the plan to my man and see what he thinks.

Not sure this is what I wanted the blog to be but it takes on it's own path sometimes. Gotta get back to work.

Oh and most importantly ....

Utah only had one seizure this go around. That is huge. We adjusted his meds again since they are coming to often (every 2 weeks rather than every 5). We will continue to tweak and find a solution. I appreciate your support through this.
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    You have a plan and a time frame. emoticon That's more than some can say.
    Wishing you well toward meeting your goals. emoticon
    1654 days ago
    I love the idea of a Guardian Angel! Once, in the middle of the night my flight from San Francisco to Eureka CA (where I lived) got turned around and canceled because of fog and I had to take a bus to a car rental place. As I sat on the bus a man got up and left the bus...out of the corner of my eye I saw a shiny coin and impulsively i grabbed it and put it in my pocket with out looking at it! I rented the car. I was so nervous getting in, knowing I had a long foggy, twisty road drive ahead of me up the coast of California and then just before I started the car I remembered the coin I had stuffed in my pocket. I fished it out and looked at it. There was an angel on it! A guardian angel! can you believe it!?! Some how then I knew I could make it home safe and I did...with the help of my guardian angel. So lady I believe.

    You are being proactive and I think that is perfect. Please don't worry about making less at this exact moment in time. Your worth is not valued by your are working so hard to better yourself through hard work and education as well as exercise and sensible eating. You are doing the absolute best you can right now. You are truly special. Life is big. You are working towards your future and even if you weren't you are not sitting around waiting for the perfect job to fall into your ARE working!

    One of the reasons my dad fell out with us was him being judgmental about a job Patrick had taken as a food coordinator at a really large church were we lived because the "perfect" job simply did not exist at the time. He ended up loving that job and keeping it for two years, learning so much about how to motivate people by working with volunteers. In the end he left under good conditions and a better chef and manager for it!

    So you keep at it! All this you are doing is for the betterment of your future and you may be surprised in the long run at benefits you never even knew existed! emoticon
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    1655 days ago
    That's fantastic news about Utah. Sounds like the seizure situation is getting better! As far as making less at your new job than you did at your old goes, making some money is always better than making no money. I am sure your man appreciates your contribution regardless of the fact that it may have changed a little. Give yourself credit for contributing financially. Period. Remember there was a time when women didn't work outside the home at all. So you are doing great with the help you give now. Looks like you have a good plan going forward.
    1655 days ago
    Huge congrats on the weight loss! I know that has been bothering you for sometime. Isn't it funny when we all finally figure out the tools here work when we use them the right way and consistantly? I still need a two by four knocked across my head from time to time to remember that.

    Good plan you have going there!

    I hope you can relax and enjoy part of your weekend as well as get what you need to done as well.

    Give Utah and Sierra big hugs and kisses for me!
    1655 days ago
    It is funny how when you follow the plan, you lose. emoticon I've had the same experience. It's a process and you are doing great!
    1655 days ago
    You're doing great and it sounds like the pup has been a great helper :) Good luck with getting the tests knocked out- glad you're keeping your options open and looking at all opportunities in such a positive light.
    1655 days ago
    Great blog. Wishing you the best.
    1655 days ago
    you are Rocking it...keep believe and emoticon
    1655 days ago
    Sounds like a plan and made me think about what I should be doing!...Thanks!....Have a great weekend! emoticon
    1655 days ago
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