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    MICKEYMAX   63,339
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Lay of the Land

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I was dying to get that promotion, I deserved it. I did. And I got it.

But now with it, comes a whole host of things I didn't really want: MORE work, and some underlings who are awesome, and some who suck. Mostly suck. It is my job to turn them around. Hard to do with folks who have no incentive to do that.
They think they are working just fine.

So I am chipping away at the things I can control, and I am handling those well. I will spread my wings when I am ready. I took stairs today. Slowly, and one step at a time. So what. I did them anyway. I need to start moving around more. Maybe I can come into work early (or leave a bit later) or just do it at lunch - but I can exercise in my office (chairs) or strength train (yes, Jo, I just said that!) behind my closed door.

Hubby is on a big organic kick, so we are shopping for higher quality food at places like Whole Food and Trader Joes. This is good! Turkey from the deli is REAL turkey. I was shocked the first time out.

So all in all, I am not doing badly, just at a standstill because I hurt when I walk much and that much seems so much less these days. I have a gym membership I am not using, but if I could get in there 1 day a week that would be a good start.

Maybe buying some gym clothes will help. ;)

Hope everyone is doing well. Let's spring forward and get a little momentum going! I'll go first!

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FIRECOM 5/1/2013 8:21AM

    Tough to change anyone who is in denial of their shortcomings. I guess they don't realize that there are 10 candidates for work should they not there anymore. I just know that you cant run a popularity contest. Many are called but few are chosen.

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MORRIGAN11 4/28/2013 1:54AM

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MAVERICK59 4/27/2013 4:20PM

    Progress is progress no matter how it is measured.
You are doing great.


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LISAREINHART1 4/26/2013 9:46PM

    emoticon Congrats wow what a blessing being promoted . Great work on creaating workouts at work. You will see great results from all your hard work that you are doing. Best of Luck. emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 4/25/2013 10:29AM

    Congrats on your promotion!

Good advice here already - nothing to add.

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NORWOODGIRL 4/24/2013 9:57PM

    Keep finding ways to incorporate movement in your day. Stairs are great!

Hope you find a way to motivate the unmotivated. To me it is a disturbing trend in people these days.

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NICOLERZ 4/24/2013 8:26PM

    Way to go on taking the stairs! I am proud of you!

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SARAWALKS 4/24/2013 8:20PM

    emoticon I am so happy about your promotion!
Yes, there are no unmixed blessings...but you will find a way to break through to these complacent folks...
Take it one day at a time and remember small steps are progress, just keep stepping. emoticon and emoticon and prayers to you!

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MICKEYH 4/24/2013 7:26PM

    emoticon on your promotion. For the work out, I know you can do it. Step by step. Little by little . Good luck on your Heath journey. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOODIE59 4/24/2013 6:02PM

    Congratulations on the promotion!!! You'll convince them of the right way in no time, and every one will be happier. Good luck!

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OLIVIANIGHT 4/24/2013 3:16PM

    Well done on getting that promotion!

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CARRAND 4/24/2013 1:44PM

    Go for it! I like your ideas of moving more at work, and going to the gym one day a week. I shop at Whole Foods all the time. Keep it up!

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_KATHY 4/24/2013 12:26PM

    Great to hear from you and about your new promotion. You are very motivated and excited about taking care of yourself. I know you will do well with the job and your weight. You have already made great progress..(on both)

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1STARVINGARTIST 4/24/2013 12:26PM

    Congratulations on your promotion! Small steps mean you're not standing still--you can do it!
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DOVESEYES 4/24/2013 10:08AM

    emoticon on the job lots to get on with and new things coming ...

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 4/24/2013 10:08AM

    emoticon on the promotion!! I'm sure you'll take care of the suckage and whip those lil weenies into shape.

Find ways to do 5 minute blocks of exercise in your office, like set a mail reminder for the top of the hour. Chair push ups/tricep dips, pulsing lunges, squats, speedbags, punches, etc. All are quiet and no one needs to know you're burning calories behind closed doors. ;-)

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COWGRLKT 4/24/2013 10:00AM

    emoticon I hurt when I walk too. Does your gym have a pool? Can you join one that does. YOu can get a lot of excercise in the pool without the joint pain! I go in the mornings before work so I don't have the excuse and don't get derailed. good luck!

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    Congrats on your promotion! You deserve it indeed!

Back when I first started losing weight it all started with walking and eating right. I didn't have much choice but to park really far away from my building because it is such a large company, but they have a shuttle bus I could have taken, yet chose not to. So it really is the small steps you take that make the big difference in the long run. Glad to see you're getting in good healthy food too. Trader Joe takes good care of us! Keep up the great work!

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FELINEBETTER 4/24/2013 9:28AM

    Nice to see you back! Congratulations on your promotion! One step at a time -- it all happens, just the same! Good for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 4/24/2013 9:24AM

  emoticon on the job promotion. Now, just like the promotion that you deserved and got, go for a healthier you. emoticon emoticon

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