IRISHGIRL74's SparkPeople Blog IRISHGIRL74's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Re-prioritizing what's important <BR> I haven't been around at all the last 6 weeks or so. <BR> <BR> I have so busy with work and such. I really don't even time to jump on while at work. I've been commuting to center city to work every day, which is a longer commute from my old office. My supervisors were nice enough to adjust my schedule so I can still work at my part time job at the library and that way I can take the train. (There's no parking in the lot of our building for me and it's cheaper to take the train.) <BR> ... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 09:50:26 EST Need to vent! Ok, I need to post this . . . my apologies to my Chester Count friends for repeating it. I need to get it off my chest!!! <BR> <BR> I'm sooo stressed. Actually, I'm annoyed - but I was angry! <BR> <BR> I was 15 minutes late to work today due to the weather and traffic. Well, the boss called my cell phone when I was 5 minutes from work. I didn't answer b/c I was that close to work and I don't like to talk on the phone when I'm driving. My boss called back at the office a minute or so after... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:01:43 EST Victory of Trials? Ok, today's Daily Reflection could not come at a better time. It's really making me think. It talks about how the need to weather hard times is constantly part of our lives and do we ever think of these hurdles in a positive light? I try, but I think my optimism is running low. I don't know what it is, but work is stressing me out, finances is stressing me out and I am struggling with the smallest of weight loss habits I thought I conquered. I've been in worse situations and I'm trying to... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 20:32:22 EST trying to form new habits Trying to form good habits this year. I got away from tracking, drinking my water, and I really want to start working out again. I'm starting off slow, but plan on tracking my food and water on a daily basis. Now that this week will have me back on a normal work schedule, I plan on start doing a walking video a couple of times a week. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 08:01:12 EST Standing up for myself in the workplace . . . .how do I do it? I've kinda started this blog in a sparkmail to one of my sparkbuddies, so I hope she understands if I'm repeating myself. I just need to vent. <BR> <BR> I'm tired and frustrated. I really need to whine. <BR> <BR> I started this job back in October. I have been questioning my decision to move over to the new job for a while now. <BR> <BR> I guess my problem is that I need to learn how to stand up for myself. I can not let this job, or more specifically, this boss, make me feel bad abo... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 21:05:00 EST Goals for February My goals for February include watching my portion size, eating only when I am hungry and stopping when I am full, an to start working out again (at least walking), once I get the doctor's okay. (I procrastinated on that one! I should have asked on Thursday, but didn't. I'm sure he'll say it's ok, but had other things on my mind~ including him cleaning all the crap out of my nose, lol) <BR> <BR> This isn't the longest blog, but it's there . . . Sat, 31 Jan 2009 13:31:29 EST I'm Thankful I am thankful for my faith, my family, my sparkfriends, my health. While it drives my crazy, I am thankful I have 2 jobs that pay the bills. I have roof over my head, and obviously too much food that I am so overweight. I have a car that runs and a husband that loves me. Thank you God for all my blessings! Mon, 1 Dec 2008 18:19:44 EST Whew, a fresh start for October Okay, I have a new job. While it's not much more in pay, I know that I will be happier not having to be worried if I am going to be fired by making a vp in our far away state office mad by saying the wrong thing. What a relief. It was so nice to hear so many positive things from my co-workers around the state. <BR> <BR> I started weight watchers and I feel a bit more in control of my life. Here's a shocker . . .after a month of avoiding the subject in a real way, I am actually thinking abo... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 18:00:53 EST Who is that person in the mirror? I've been so overwhelmed lately. Bills, working 2 jobs, job hunting, researching schools to back to, figuring out what degree to go for, being sick. Why do I let myself put myself last? Why am I abusing my body the way I am? I am not taking care of myself. <BR> <BR> I'm frustrated b/c when I went to the doctor last week, I gained soooooo much weight. Why can't I put myself first and take care of myself? <BR> <BR> Plus, I feel so disconnected . . . I haven't been able to keep in contact... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:07:12 EST Taking time to count my blessings A couple of days ago, there was an email from sparkpeople that had the following quote: <BR> <BR> "Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged." <BR> <BR> - Helen Keller <BR> <BR> And I ask the same question in the email "Is the grass truly greener on the other side?" <BR> <BR> Sometimes, I look at my life and wonder if I am ju... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 20:39:50 EST *Sigh* My vent for today Today's healthy reflections hits home for me today. I really feel like I am running in warped speed. I work 2 jobs and since last Sunday, July 6, I will be working for 14 days straight. The one job is requiring me to work on the last 2 Sundays. Since I am salaried, I am not getting paid overtime. I am tired of working so hard, not getting out of debt and being so fat. I don't have quality time for myself, or my dh and family/friends. I wish I had more time to make new friends. I've lived i... Sat, 12 Jul 2008 11:29:59 EST