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Goodbye 170Ville - HELLO Optimism (what a day!!)

Thursday, January 09, 2014

I woke up this morning to find the scale back down to 169.5 and I vow that I have seen 170Ville for the last time!

It's been a good week so far. Yesterday was quite unique. It was like I was being tested on whether or not I could stay positive in the face of 'little things going wrong'. It started in the morning when I almost missed my bus (had to run to make sure I caught it on time).

Then once at work - I made a phone call to see about the application I sent out last week only to find out that they had a new procedure and I had to bring it in directly to my bank. Given my time constraints, I ended up having to leave work (thankfully my workplace can allow for this - as I ended up doing work from home after).

I got to the bank to deliver my forms and the manager told me it takes 10 business days to process - but I only have until Jan 18th to come up with funds and I pleaded, asking if there was anything he could do and he said "I'm sorry but that's the process and it's RSP season so it's real busy." I was quite upset but I said, ok, turned and walked away with tears in my eyes. I cried as I drove home, wondering how I had to handle this turn of events. I prayed to my angels to come help me... and as I walked in the door, I looked down on my phone and the computer and it was 11:11 (I told you I'm a number person and that the angels come to me in signs). Just after 12 I got a call from the bank manager who stated he had made a call to the head office and explained my situation to see if they could expedite the application. He then called me a bit later to say I had to go in and sign forms (and this call - looked at the clock and it was 3:33) - and that I should get the funds by Tuesday (he was going to follow-up on Monday as his colleague promised to put it on top of the pile and get to it first). I thanked him and told him how I was truly appreciative of how they were going out of their way.

Still no support payments though and no return calls despite my leaving 2 voice mails. Thankfully my sister was able to help me out a bit to get me to pay day.

Then I went to get my bank card to go pick up a few things and I couldn't find it. Thankfully I was at home and was able to go to the bank to get a new card.

I particiapated on a webinar yesterday about how to become a procedures pro as I strive to complete an amazing admin binder which I will title something like "Helene's Won The Lottery - Admin Procedures".

I also participated in a call to find out more about a potential income generator - although I'm hesitant because it's always scary to try new ventures - I will explore it. I do like what they stand for as it's in line with all my beliefs, so we'll see where that goes. I know I never EVER want to be in this financial position again and so I need to find ways to supplement my own income and not have to rely on any outside support. Again I had a sign with respect to this... in this article that came to me yesterday:

Oh and I also listened to part of a series of intro videos to an upcoming Hay House event (if you're interested here's the link
) - the particular video I started with was Jorge Cruise's and he speaks to women over 40 and the dreaded sugar, hormone stuff... I have the book on my list to order - the title is this if you're interested in checking it out: Happy Hormones, Slim Belly: Over 40? Lose 7 lbs. the First Week, and Then 2 lbs. Weekly—Guaranteed

The day was a whirlwind... and there were many times that I felt like letting it get to me - but I kept pushing through - recognizing that even though there were many glitches and things NOT going right, there were many things that DID go well. I bet there's even things I missed - because SO much happened yesterday.

I ended the night with a nice yoga session - perfect way to calm my mind and body.

I have been consistently getting my workouts in every morning and it feels so good!! I did my Totally Tubular Turbo this morning - love that workout (and Chalene Johnson).

Tonight I have my chapter meeting so I prepped a nice meal in the slow cooker for the girls. I will be driving into work so getting there early and making up a bit of time lost from yesterday.

It's going to be a great day!!

Stop waiting for life to be the way you want. Start doing all you can to make it great.
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GABIBEAR 1/10/2014 11:17PM

    emoticon Helene! You are doing great! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!

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    Sounds like a productive day in the end! Pray for financial abundance! The scriptures say you should have it!

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CAPECODBABE 1/10/2014 10:02AM

    Sounds like things are slowly coming together for you!

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ANGELN325 1/10/2014 6:46AM

    Hope things keep on the up and up for you. Congrats on leaving 170ville!

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CETANISTAWI 1/10/2014 12:59AM

You got this!

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4RASCALS 1/9/2014 9:46PM

    Sounds like things may be turning around for you. I can't think of anyone who deserves it more. Despite it all you always remain positive, & grateful. I do believe that good things come to those who believe. Wishing you the best always emoticon emoticon

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LOLA_LALA 1/9/2014 9:24PM

    You sound very motivated and prepared to embark on a new, exciting phase of your life! All the best to you as you investigate all these options with a renewed heart and enthusiastic determination. You've got what it takes!

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WATERWITCH 1/9/2014 5:06PM

    excellent! Great job staying positive when faced with challenges!!

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IAMBIZI 1/9/2014 10:06AM

    I am so very happy that your bank followed thru for you. You might bake that man some brownies for going above and beyond his dutys. Happier days are ahead for you! and you're starting right now!
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NILLAPEPSI 1/9/2014 8:12AM

    emoticon on your weight loss! emoticon emoticon

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PHOENIX40S 1/9/2014 8:09AM

    I've ordered Jorge's book from my local library. I'm curious to see what it's like.

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MSLZZY 1/9/2014 7:05AM

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Good luck on the possible new venture!

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 1/9/2014 6:22AM

    Stay the course!

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KIPPER15 1/9/2014 5:31AM

    emoticon So glad you found an understanding bank official. Hope things continue on this positive bend for you! emoticon

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