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My January blog ............

Friday, January 24, 2014

WOW before the 1st month of the new year gets away from me I better get my blog in.

With one more week to go I am trying hard to get my one pound loss in. I'm confident I can do it. The hard part has been this frigid cold weather we are having. It just puts a 'freeze' on my motivation to get out and take a walk after I get home from work. Honestly it just isn't happening !!! The walk to and from the garage at work though feels like a super work out with the coldness. I breathe harder and walk faster that's for sure so that has to account for something. The only other walking I'm getting is when I get out and go shopping, maybe a little dancing in the house and some house cleaning but that's it. Oh yeah and even some snow shoveling. Am I happy about that? heck no, but I'm just to lazy to do anything else.

Eating healthy is not a problem which I am so thankful for. I make good smart healthy choices 95% of the time. The 5% that I'm not is when I am out of fresh produce or get sweet cravings. So I am not concerned with food issues. I'm getting much better with my portion size at dinner with using the smaller plate and making my evening snack a wiser choice. So again if I can just get through this winter weather I feel I can reach my goal.

Work is still good and rewarding. It def keeps me grounded in my faith and confirms that it is my ministry. On the hardest of days with dealing with the public I find comfort, joy and complete satisfaction that I am doing what I can do to share the message that God has given us, To love and be kind to others !!! The more I give the more I get in return, it's just a fact. Yes there are def moments in each day that it is hard but I will not let evil and mean spiritedness take control. I just smile and be as kind as possible and still get the job done that I am there to do. I am in tuned to the sadness someone is in when they are there to visit a sick relative or friend and most all the times I can put a smile on their face, however small it may be. And I can feel good about that. I just want people to know I care. I met such wonderful kind people and even made some new friends since I've been in this job.

The hospital is going through so many changes right now that do not make employees feel appreciated and have brought moral down drastically. Sadly the administration seems out of touch with everyone underneath them; so these are def times when we all need to look away from internal approval and appreciation and give their very best work to the real people they are there to serve and the reward will be theirs right in front of them. This I know is true !!!

So the bottom line for me right now is this ..... Be kind to others, stay positive and have faith in God's plan for me.
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    This cold is awful! I hate going outside in it. Really, I'm always so cold, I hate being anywhere that isn't my bed with four blankets on top of me! Have you checked out the exercise videos here on SP? I love the kickboxing ones! And most of them are around 10 minutes each so you can do a variety of exercise types and its easy to fit in a video here and there as you have time.

    Try to keep your head up at work! We have some changes looming at my work that are doing the same thing. I work for a subsidiary of a large company. The subsidiary generally seems to care about its employees and wants to do best for us. But the larger company really doesn't care about people at all, just money. And they make decisions based on money even if they can afford to do things that are better for their employees. It's so tough to deal with. You're such a positive person, I know you won't let it keep you down for too long!

    1476 days ago
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    I'm so glad to read that you are going to focus on serving the people who come in needing help. I'm learning that lesson myself about doing what I do because it needs to be done and I know I can do it well. And, I find that I really love what I do despite the financial challenges.

    So, here we are, doing our jobs and getting through the cold (a little bit better right now, thankfully) and at least not doing any more health damage to ourselves. Maybe whilst we are indoors in hibernation mode, new activities will come to mind. Like SKINNIESOMEDAY, I am getting acquainted with Leslie Sansone. As soon as possible, I'm going to check on-line or at Goodwill for some new-to-me fitness videos to try.

    1480 days ago

    hi I found your page and your blog and I too have a difficult time walking when its so cold but if you have not done or found Leslie Sansone's walking DVD's then you are missing out !! They are awesome. I am over 50 and they are the best low impact exercise DVD out there !!
    here's wishing you only continued success on your journey

    1484 days ago

    Beautiful person, beautiful blog. I'm cheering you on!
    1486 days ago
    Could so relate to the hospital going through so many changes. I lived through those times. Perhaps the administrator isn't in touch because he/she was a fear of losing their job. It seems like so many people are in survival mode and that's where they put all their energy.

    We need to get our approval, self-worth and feeling appreciated from God. These way times when only He can give us what we need. I am so glad you know that too.

    You will succeed!!
    1487 days ago
    I know you will succeed. emoticon

    1487 days ago
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