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Not April yet, Thank Goodness

Sunday, March 31, 2013

I should be typing and Yes, want to say...


But when I came down the stairs this morning I thought, "Oh goodness, It is April." AND I started to feel some stress creep in.

I am almost at my goal weight. Yes, what I mean is that I am still under my goal weight bit I want it to stay that way.

Under... no not the table but my goal weight. I am less stressed that way. I like it. I just fluctuate from X.2 to X.8. Today, I am at X.8. I know none of this is any big deal at all.

I just get a little weird sometimes when certain things are happening.

For example, I feel...

when I know I am going to go on a 'date' with my man. Consistently this is how I feel. Luckily (LOL) we don't go out much.
- What will I wear?
- Will I look frumpy?
- Will I feel heavy?
- Will I be boring?

Well, my birthday is 2 weeks from yesterday, for some reason I am putting some stress on myself to "feel quite good about myself". Well, I used to be able to say, April is not until next month. Well, now it is here and therefore...

I very well know all I need to do is....

and ...

So I will. Keep doing what I am doing. Well, for the most part.

This is what things have seemed like. I have not been able to work from home. Well, I have not asked. The time hasn't seemed right. I am hopeful that this next week I can arrange to be home maybe Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There other manager is in town and he should be able to hold down the fort. I will still be working (big time) just not driving the approximately 2 hours. I can at least shoot for 2 days home maybe.

I will really starting to get ...

by last Friday.

I am seeing that my hours are increasing.
- - Week ending 3/3 = 40 hours
- - Week ending 3/10 = 51
- - Week ending 3/17 = 50.5
- - Week ending 3/24 = 52.5
- - Week ending 3/31 = 55
and I still have 5.5 hours from yesterday and maybe an hour today not yet recorded.

emoticon The work does not bother me much at all.
emoticon Tack on 2 hours a day (Monday-Th) drive and that bothers me.
emoticon And I realized the other big change... I do have far fewer less hours in my day.

When I was traveling, I could work 10 or 12 hour days with no problem because I was driving less than 5 minutes to my hotel and I was not taking care of the pups, hubby or anything. I had loads of time. This is a whole new life style.

Ok, I will stop now...

On the VERY positive side...
emoticon I did put more focus on getting in my 2.5 miles a day on the treadmill.
emoticon I did good.

I do think my man is getting a bit sick on working on the acreage alone. He should be VERY sick of it. I have been working on this on-line coursework forever. AND now rather than be fully focused each weekend... I am working too, NOT GOOD.

Yes, we know....

So, I need to ...
1 - Take the sample test (the place I am working for has an on-line course)

2 - Look at how many areas a score poorly on and maybe retake those on-line courses. I have access to the courses through 4/13 I think. I need to verify that.

3 - Take the Sample test from the on-line course.

These are the basic things I need to do.
emoticon until I reach the ...

finish line.... which will be taking the course. At least giving it a shot. I think 40% of people fail (or more) the first time they try. Gotta try though.

The other day, yesterday maybe, I read...

hummmm. Could be true.

- Blog
- Treadmill
- Test course (2-4 hours)
- Grocery
- Put Laundry away & change sheets
- Watch some more Bones to relax
- I should probably cook something too. I know, I have not put any energy into Easter.
- Oh and Utah needs food so, a stop a the pet store.

HUGS 2 U!!!
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    Hang in there! emoticon
    1636 days ago
    You can do it ,even being at goal takes adjusting though!
    1637 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Hmm... reframing your drive time... what can you do for yourself that is fun during your drive time?

    1638 days ago
    1638 days ago
    wow,,I'm stressed JUST reading all you do,,,,,,,,one day at a time......
    1638 days ago
    So much information and I can feel stress thoughout your whole blog. Right now you can't do much about the 2 hours in the car and that seems to bother you more than anything else at this point from what I gather. Perhaps you need to re-think that time...find a way to make it work better for you. Do you listen to music that can help you not 'over think' things going on in your life while you are traveling to and from work. Perhaps books on tape? Perhaps just a different approach to that time like it is the only time you have to yourself without pup responsibilities, cooking for your Man, taking the course work, etc. Sometimes the attitude we have about what we face makes a huge difference in our stress level. Just some thoughts going through my head.

    I hope you get a couple of days at home this week!

    Enjoy your Easter. You are blessed that your Man wants to spend time with you, especially taking you out to breakfast. My hubby has to work today:(
    1638 days ago
    Doesn't sound just a little odd to feel pressured to feel good? I know, right?!
    Wishing you some bliss-out time today! (No pressure or anything.... ;))
    1638 days ago
    Happy Easter and Happy (early) Birthday, there I said it.....sending a hug to support you and all will be well!!!!
    1638 days ago
    Make yourself a stress box - and whenever you feel you have too much stress - put it in the box and put the lid back on.

    A paper bag works well too - just whisper your stress into the bag, then burn it in the incinerator or the grill or stove or fireplace.

    1638 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/31/2013 8:00:27 AM
    I think you are still getting use to being at goal. I've heard (since I am not) that it takes a little getting use to and to find the right number of calories to consume to stay there.
    As far as the commute, I heard you on that. I typically work from home 2 days a week and those are the best days of the week. I get lots done, minimal interruptions, also spend time with the kitties, and get my laundry done.
    You should definitely ask about working from home. You've been there long enough now so they know your work ethic!
    1638 days ago
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