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Redefining My Expectations

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I tried getting up this morning. But, it just didn't happen. In fact, I overslept for work. Today at work was just not productive. My mind was centered on my lack of spark I have been experiencing. I talked to a few friends than I talked to my friend, Robert where he has gone through some of the same battles.

Deep down inside, I really don't want to become the statistic that gains her weight back. So, we decided I have no choice but find a way to back to me. I think this is also re-defining my expectations of a healthy lifestyle. In college, it was exercising everyday and eating healthy. Now that I work all day and have less free time during the day, I think I need to expect different things for me. Maybe this means hitting the time 3x a week, going for walks on non-gym days, eating more fruit, being kind to myself. With my healthy lifestyle re-defined, I made a new goal poster at work. (See, I wasn't exactly productive!)

Also, I have thinking alot more about writing a book. I guess I figure my story is just like anyone else's. But, the thing is... maybe it isn't? Or maybe it is just average? And that is why I need to write it. Not for myself. But for other people that struggle. To encourage a new way of living. For themselves.


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NATPLUMMER 8/22/2013 9:53PM

    Excellent poster.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/22/2013 9:06PM

    That transition between student life and the full-time work world is challenging, but seems like you've got some good plans in mind so that healthy activity is part of your lifestyle. Maybe it can't be on the same "schedule" you were able to carve out when you were a student, but you'll find good ways to fit it into your NEW work life.

Writing a book . . . I think it's a fantastic idea. I think it is a good way to deal with whatever you need to deal with AND help someone else. A good deal. Go for it!

HUGS and proud of you. It's not easy adjusting. You're making plans. That's a great start!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/22/2013 8:33PM

    Writing a book to show people that there is a good place BEYOND the struggles is a great motivation! And it can help you through them on the way.

Believe me, life changes can throw you for a loop. All of the above seem like reasonable modifications to make "life beyond school" when you work full time doable AND healthy. You have your line in the sand. Go for it!

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OPTIMIST1948 8/22/2013 8:26PM

    You should write your story for yourself,if for no other reason. Maybe the writing process will re-spark you.

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ON2VICTORY 8/22/2013 5:41PM

    you got this CM.... we'll push each other ok?

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