AMYISSUCCEEDING's SparkPeople Blog AMYISSUCCEEDING's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Hope everyone had a great weekend! It's a beautiful day in Oregon and I stayed home all weekend as I have been feeling really down. I hate writing depressing blogs but feel I need to vent. <BR> We got a new supervisor a couple of years ago and he is very strict. He is a perfectionist and wants everything perfect. <BR> In the thirty two years I have worked for this company it is the very first time I have ever been written up for poor job performance. He's been writing up a lot of people. <BR> Two write ups is a three day su... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:04:07 EST Quotes that Motivate This Month's WW Magazine had some good quotes in it. Thought I would share a few of them. I love quotes and will share a couple of my own. <BR> <BR> "If you want a little behind you have to leave a little behind." <BR> <BR> "If you bite it, you write it." <BR> <BR> After a slip: F.I.D.O. forget it, drive on. <BR> <BR> "Success is in the joy of the journey, not just the destination. Enjoy everyday. <BR> <BR> "I stopped stuffing my face when I started facing my stuff." <BR> <BR> "Eat l... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 16:49:15 EST WI? I was down 2.6 pounds at my WW Meeting. However, I am having a problem recording my weight and wondering if anyone else is having this problem? <BR> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:07:27 EST The Last Week of BLC Twelve weeks goes by so fast. So hard to believe this is the last week and we are suppose to write a blog on three different things. <BR> 1. Post a blog on the best thing about your experience with the BLC this round or about the progress you made due to your participation. <BR> This time around we had to keep track of how many times we were in the chat room which requires you to post three times a week. This has made me more accountable to my team and because we had to be there I feel I... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:12:47 EST The Comfort Zone (Poem) The Comfort Zone <BR> by Anonymous <BR> <BR> I used to have a comfort zone <BR> where I knew I couldn't fail, <BR> The same four walls of busy work <BR> were really more like a jail <BR> <BR> I longed so much to do the things <BR> I'd never done before, <BR> But I stayed inside my comfort zone <BR> and paced the same old floor <BR> <BR> I said it didn't matter <BR> that I wasn't doing much, <BR> I said I didn't care for things <BR> like diamonds or furs and such <BR> <BR> I claimed to be... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:23:34 EST It was a nice birthday! I had a nice day today. Went to a Mexican Restaurant with a friend of mine. Her birthday was last weekend and every year we go to our favorite place. <BR> I did really well and ordered a veggie burrito and didn't bring any left over food home. This is the first year in I don't know how long that I didn't go out and buy a piece of cake for myself. <BR> I have a real problem with cake. We grew up eating cake for breakfast almost every morning and I still want to eat it ALL the time. <BR> I... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 01:38:54 EST WI was good this morning : ) I was down 1.6 this morning. SP says two pounds down which is close enough. I've been doing pretty well with my food and trying to stay on track. <BR> I am retiring next summer and hope I can have 70 pounds off by then. I am a WW Member and really want to be a receptionist when I reach goal. Oh, How I hope it all works out. No more Excuses! <BR> Being on a BLC Team really helps me to stay motivated. I almost took a summer break from it but now I am glad I didn't. <BR> I've been off ... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:15:08 EST Good Morning! I got a very good nights sleep last night. A bad cough has been keeping me awake at night. Feeling better today and plan to just stay home and take it easy. I'm getting in plenty of exercises and doing my best to stay on track. <BR> I finally had the nerve to put a picture of myself on my spark page. Thank you for the nice comments. I'll leave it on for a few more days. <BR> Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Memorial Day! <BR> Amy Mon, 26 May 2014 08:53:14 EST BLC Goals! We started our BLC Weekend Challenge and I am with the Violet Virtuous this round. I did my fitness test and don't think I did too badly. <BR> I did 35 crunches in one minute and 20 pushups in one minute. This was hard for me because I have a difficult time getting up from the floors. <BR> I joined the Mall Walkers this morning so I could get my one mile walk in and that took me 20 minutes. <BR> Then it was the step up and down test. My pulse rate was 63 but don't think I timed it accurat... Sun, 4 May 2014 23:15:14 EST Wishing everyone a nice day. I just got back from our church service and I am heading over to my sisters for a little visit. We are having sandwiches for lunch. She and her family are having Easter dinner with her inlaws. I was invited but chose not to go because I don't feel comfortable. <BR> I get really depressed being alone for the Holidays but do the best I can. I think about cake ALL the time and I just want to go out and buy one so badly but I am not going to do it. <BR> It's a beautiful day outside and will... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:30:49 EST