KAMCCLARY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAMCCLARY KAMCCLARY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164537 All around the corner and back, found my regular fitbit charge-after returning the alta (didn't like it) and the charge HR (programming issues) and now I have the Blaze-question is do I keep the Blaze or stick with what works-my old charge???? Hmmm <em>40</em> Tue, 17 May 2016 00:59:35 EST Work Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159804 Tomorrow will be sixteen years I have been with my current employer. To God be the glory is the first thing to come to mind. I have to have a made up mind to put in fourteen more years so I can retire at age 67. I have to have a made up mind to get it done, keep my sanity and my health up, strengthen my body to do this...the first thing I realized today was that I need to go to the throne of grace and ask my heavenly Father for strength, wisdom revelation knowledge and peace of mind to get... Tue, 10 May 2016 00:48:59 EST A day in May... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155731 Moving right along with spring and all the pollen. I return to work without too much stress..I must say this medication keeps me calm and focused. I know what I need to do to accomplish what I want in this life. All the lying around in bed and pulling the covers over my shoulder and moaning and whining will not bring back either of my parents and life must and will go on. I just have to make a decision to get busy living or get busy dying. <BR> <BR> So I take baby steps in getting back... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:27:23 EST Happy Born Day to Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135851 <em>383</em> <em>389</em> Thank you God for allowing me to reach my 54th, despite my heartache of both my parents now in heaven with you. I am grateful for the roof over my head, the food in the refrigerator, car in the garage, wonderful supportive family, a job and my general health. I do not look at myself as old, just seasoned and I am excited to see what this year will bring <em>410</em> <em>410</em> Tue, 5 Apr 2016 21:04:19 EST Getting back to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133547 Well it is April now, allergies full blown, off work for another week for grief therapy and I just want to take time to get back to me. Forget all the pills, all the appointments, all the chatter in my head, I want to get myself back on strong footing to function without having to deal with some crisis or mess in my life. I want to get back to me. <BR> <BR> So along with taking time to go through this outpatient therapy, I also am taking care of the physical me. So I went to a foot doctor... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 21:27:51 EST Spring is here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131119 I kinda of been stuck in a rabbit hole so to speak these past few weeks. I went out on stress leave through my job to work on my emotions and get a grip on life in general. Tired of feeling sad and emotionless, no zest for living, just living. I think I see my parents sitting on my couch in the wee hours of the night when I get up to get water or use the bathroom. I can't seem to motivate myself which was one of the driving reasons I went down to my benefit office and it was suggested I g... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:55:46 EST Mental Flushing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6102535 I took the first step today by sitting down with the behavioral therapist to get some insight on keeping mental balance in life. <BR> <BR> My life has been in a tailspin since I had shoulder surgery last September and my father's passing in December. To have both parents gone is mind boggling and sometimes I think I will wake up from this dream and everyone will yell sike!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Not gonna happen, I am afraid. There is no magic wizard behind the curtain that is going to gran... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:53:46 EST Just thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6094735 Just thinking about all of the things I want to accomplish in life and how sometimes its a drag to "be on a diet". I just bought some girl scout cookies, a flavor for hubby and of course my fav-peanut butter patties. Like, I want to devour the whole entire box right now, but I am doing modified Whole 30 and chocolate for me right now is a no no and the season of Lent began two days ago. <BR> <BR> I really am leaning hard on the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me through this strange and s... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:55:13 EST Daddy's Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6092353 My Dad turns 86 years young in heaven tomorrow. I have the day off for dental work. I have been thinking how to honor him because all my life he has owned February 10th. In light of what my family has endured with his past illness, we chose to remember him faithfully as the patriarch of our family, despite all. <BR> <BR> A parent's love is unconditional, no matter what. With both of my parents now in their heavenly address, I can pray that I may live out the rest of my natural days at a ... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:57:56 EST January done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084435 This last day in January, a Sunday and I went to work for seven hours. I have been back for a week and what an eyeopener week it has been. This has been an emotional month for me. I have ran the gamut of feelings from A to Z. I had to lean heavily on my faith, my husband and my family. <BR> <BR> I felt so lost and abandoned by my Dad. His death last month has triggered a lot of uneasy feelings and questions that went to the grave with him. Its too late for that last true conversation... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:23:20 EST Getting this Whole 30 in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062516 Day three, oh boy...my husband says I am biting his head off as I stop eating the whites (sugar, carbs, dairy, beans and legumes). I thought I was going to lose it last night and then I stepped on the scale this morning and I went through Pinterest. I read my Whole30 book, wrote down another grocery list, got some things I didn't know I could have and bookmarked a lot more. <BR> <BR> The five pound lost helped me remember my why...I was so uptight last night and "hangry", I wanted to thro... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 20:55:32 EST Reflections of 2015... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056314 2015. Didn't expect to end with burying my Dad. Didn't see that coming. I have been on exist mode since his death two weeks ago. I am have thinking about what do I do now, where do I go, what is next in store for me. I look at my own mortality, my husband's, my family... <BR> <BR> New year starts in a few hours and as I sit here and write this, I think of that last moment my Dad drew his last breath. I think about my Mom already in heaven and what she thought of Daddy coming aboard. I... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 19:16:59 EST Christmas Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052244 My heart is a bit heavy this Christmas eve, both my parents in heaven now and I am just existing, going through the motion, not really in awe and wonder of this precious time of the year. I am sad, but I am glad that both of my parents are free from sickness and disease, they are well with their parents and I do not have to worry about them. Then I second guess myself-am I a disappointment to them, was I a burden at anytime, are they proud of me? <BR> <BR> I know I do not need to beat my... Thu, 24 Dec 2015 20:15:30 EST Living lessons in life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050399 I have returned to Kansas City after a long week back home honoring my Dad. Its wasn't the outcome I hoped for or expected. I am still numb. As I unpack my suitcase, go through the mail and wander around my home looking at the hurricane the way I left it, I wonder to myself what do I do now? <BR> <BR> I asked myself-who is going to take care of Kelly now? In the quiet stillness, I feel the presence of my parents and I know how well they raised me to do right and not do wrong. My husband... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 21:19:19 EST Heart Health-Losing Daddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048073 I lost my Dad today to heart failure. I am at a loss for words. We were hoping that Daddy would come out of it, but not this last hospital stay. It has been touch and go for a long time for Daddy. He fought like hell to be here for all of his daughters. He loved us so much and wanted the world for us. He was able to make the trip last year in June to walk me down the aisle to marry my sweet Lou and give me away. He wanted my every happiness. <BR> <BR> I am flooded with memories and ... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 20:21:50 EST Doing it again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6047636 Never thought I would be writing about a parent transitioning, here I go again. My Dad. He is closing in on the end of his old chapter, awaiting the new. The Doctors have tried all of their cocktails to help his heart and none avail. I flew to Detroit in a rush late Sunday evening to arrive at his bedside and hold his hands and pray, sing, remember and speak words of life. Oh boy, here I go again... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:17:11 EST December training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6044491 I started December off strong by giving myself the best possible Christmas present ever. It is not what is under the tree or in the stores, it is the gift of health and wealth. I contacted and interviewed a financial planner and will get professional help in getting my act together and I paid for my gym membership in full and also met with and purchased 12 training sessions with a personal trainer. <em>85</em> <em>231</em> <BR> <BR> I want my bank account to go up and the scale to go ... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 20:12:55 EST Simple Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6039054 Thanksgiving has come and gone, I need to clean out the fridge with all the eats I had in there. I know I am in trouble when I am huffing and puffing to put socks on or trying on coats size 3x and I can't zip them up. No way. I am not going to take this lying down. I am going to use my new exercise gear for real sweat, preparing my body for the rigors of going back to work next month. I refuse to be in a world of hurt, have heart issues, respiratory problems, counter looking like Walgree... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:08:58 EST Staying in my lane http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035708 Well I tried to pass the tax class exam-my figures weren't right on the prepared portion. I am okay with that. I was trying to save cost for getting taxes done next year. But I am more wiser for having taken the course, it didn't cost me because I am a veteran and I am moving on, staying in my lane. Maybe it wasn't for me prepare other folks taxes, getting frustrate4d with being off my a dime....stay in my lane. <BR> <BR> I visited home last weekend after a three year hiatus. I stopped... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:31:43 EST Attended another VWise again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029419 I attended my second VWise conference that was held here in my backyard in Overland Park over the weekend. I got inspired. I made some new friends. I was frustrated. I was uncomfortable in my own skin. I had a reality check. It was an overwhelming emotional weekend. I had a few come to Jesus moments. <BR> <BR> The hotel, Sheraton, was okay. Nothing spectacular. They fed us well, and my hubby and I stayed overnight. We were uncomfortable in the bed, not as soft and I really wanted... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 18:01:12 EST Let it Pass http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023286 I didn't feel like blogging on Tuesday, the sixth anniversary of my Mom's passing. I went to physical therapy, went and had wings with my Lou and tried not to cry. I said a prayer, kept Mom in remembrance and kept it moving. I didn't do my business posts on Tuesday, just some pictures of Moma to remember her smiling face that I see so much of me in there. I didn't want to forget not to forget, but I didn't want to make it a sad day. I took the next day, yesterday in stride. Day one of ... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 18:03:55 EST Denying my new norm... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012600 I use to look forward to getting off Friday night into Saturday morning, crawling home to bed to get up and run around like a crazy person, trying to fit all of my to-do list into one glorious day that I truly enjoyed having off. My weekends were filled with getting stuff done, trying to get stuff done and doing fun stuff all piled up on each other. After working long, hot, tedious hours all summer long, everything came to a screeching halt once I had shoulder surgery a month ago. <BR> <... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:41:05 EST Rock October... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011799 Oh it this month October again...traditionally my busiest month, celebration of my Mom's homogenize and whole bunch of stuff. I am handling it okay. I had a little pity party the other morning, whining about being off work on work comp and ready to go back to work. I have so many home projects and I am in tax preparers school. The good Lord quickly reminded me that He has my full attention and that He will be handling anything that comes up. I had to repent... <BR> <BR> I heard the smal... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 19:46:19 EST Lost another Giant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005114 My Missouri Mom made her transition home to be with Jesus this morning. She introduced me to network marketing, always welcomed me in her home and just loved on me. I received a text message from her daughter in July telling me that she was in home hospice, that the Dr's did all they could for her cancer that was in her brain stem. This is her second and ultimately her last bout with this dreaded f&^%$ing disease and when I drove to STL to see her and sit by her bedside she vowed that she ... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 20:11:27 EST What is next... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000854 Okay I had the surgery September 9th. Oy boy...what a journey its been. Pain ebbs a lot, medication makes me throw up, to counter the strong medication, the other meds keeps me backed up if you know what I mean. I spent the first week with no underwear close to my bathroom. All this for going to work everyday and doing me job...work comp sucks. <em>525</em> <BR> <BR> Thank God for my hubby-he has been my champion. He helps keep me clean, take care of dogs, sees that i get up and move... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 14:26:59 EST Shoulder Sweet Surrender http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993795 Tomorrow morning I am scheduled to have shoulder surgery. I have run the gamut of emotions-feeling kinda eerie. Not one to be of doom and gloom-I think my nerves are working overtime, the devil is trying to send me into a chaotic tailspin and fill me with doom and gloom. <BR> <BR> I just need to exhale, remember the God I serve and by His will be done. Peace. <em>437</em> <em>88</em> Wed, 9 Sep 2015 00:03:19 EST September Sweet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991622 Or maybe not so sweet. There is light at the end of the tunnel for me getting off this third shift. The process of training this summer has been slow and tedious , filled with lots of ups and more downs. August was a brutal month-I can't even talk nice about it. That month closed with a deep sigh escaping me and has me still shaking my head. I made it through, thanking God for watching over me. It could have been worse. <BR> <BR> Right after my Mom's birthday in heaven last month-I suf... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 17:02:30 EST Oh my... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984602 Shoulder surgery. Yes, workplace injury. Waiting for the referred Surgeon to call in order to get the party started. Trying to prepare for the new contract, new paint shop to get up and rolling, organizing my home for Lou and I's comfort and getting my act together and preparing for the Fall workout season. Oh well, when life gives you lemons, make sweet lemonade. <BR> <BR> I am in prayer, praying for a successful surgery, expedited recovery, wisdom revelation knowledge and moving fort... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:25:57 EST August Rising http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978070 Or getting on by with the days. I blinked and it is the middle of the month, oh where does the time go? Flip flopping shifts and start times, feeling the stress and strain of meeting deadlines. Trying to keep the house together and keep the husband happy. Oh the many hats we women wear <em>346</em> <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> I pray to spend what's left of Summer being happy, living life to the fullest and being all that God has created me to be. <em>464</em> <em>462</em> <em>218... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:13:56 EST Welcome August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970502 The final month of summer to me...summer of lots of rain and lots of garden weeds. No planting this year as I deal with my allergies(finally). Taking a grip on my proper portion control, getting my proper nutrients and keeping my blood sugar in check. Celebrating life one day at a time-because it is precious. <BR> <BR> This is my Mother's birth month. She will be celebrating 84 years young in heaven with Jesus this coming Tuesday. I was talking with my sister earlier who said she feel... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 22:04:27 EST Life is precious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970006 Cancer visited my doorstep once again-an unwelcome and uninvited guest. My play Mom Connie has been invaded and ravaged by this disease. I worked a twelve hour shift, came home and changed and had my husband drive me to St. Louis just so I could sit by her bedside and pray with her. Her spirit is fighting and she is determined to beat this beast, despite what the Dr's have told her. <BR> <BR> She told me that she knows that I miss my Mom whom I lost to this beast and she knows my heart.... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:44:45 EST Its okay to ask for help... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960843 I am reminded that it is okay to ask for help. I asked God to help me with finances, preparing for contract negotiations and when helped appeared-I was in disbelief, in fact I shunned it. I asked God for help with this crazy midnight shift overtime, working 12 hour days and trying to complete this four week course-help arrived and I am still a bit scared to believe. <BR> <BR> I learned today even in my chaotic world-God is still God, He hears and will answer my prayers In due season when... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:24:46 EST Sometimes we bounce... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959085 Doing some cleaning and purging in my soon to be book/creative room, I fell out of the chair I was scooting on and bounce on my right side. Yeah sometimes we bounce, I have enough fluff, boy I am going to feel it tonight. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Going into my fourth week in school, second week on midnights and I am in the middle of July. I wish I could attend a few more conferences this summer-that is not going to work. Contract negotiations kick off Monday for the my union and employer ... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:23:00 EST Let Freedom ring.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955883 July came in pleasantly-I was on location in MInnesota visiting my hubby's family. Love, love, love the low humidity and no sales tax on clothing. I made a pit stop on the way home to the outlet mall and picked up a New coach purse and some new clothing from Lane Bryant. While tightening up these curves, I can look decent. <BR> <BR> After being off since June 26th-its showtime folks. I start a six week stint tonight on midnights <em>198</em> . I am having flashbacks to when I worked ... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 15:00:22 EST It's that time of the year...overtime equalization at work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949372 What does that mean, mandatory 12 hours is the max in one day they can work me. Thanking God I have Friday off so I can run around like a crazy woman to pack and get ready to head off to Minnesota to visit my husband's family. I just want to exhale, just to sit and do nothing. Oh well-family, gotta love them. <em>337</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am approaching my one year anniversary and I must say it has been a growing year, a good year. I am still learning Louie and he is still... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:10:01 EST Sticking to it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945675 I have to decide to do what is best for me and stick to it. Not trying to make someone else rich, not trying to reinvent the wheel, not practicing self sabotage, just getting right down to it and being like Nike and just do it. Just do it. Don't overthink the problem, don't have to brainstorm a bunch of solutions-just do it. Plan my plan and work it. Enough now-I should be so far ahead of the game . <em>386</em> <em>521</em> I know that I really can do it! <em>198</em> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:37:26 EST June bug... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939827 Six months into 2015, wow! <em>525</em> Time flies and got to stay on path as directed by the good Lord. I got derailed a bit, but I had a chat with the Lord and He gently reminded me of the good He has placed in me, the path of righteousness and to remember and keep my focus on my why. So I enrolled in grad school, thru God's grace. I got back into see my health coach. To get my own support and guidance. I went to two Weight Watchers meeting this week. Same topic, different perspec... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 20:26:19 EST The importance of paying attention http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935879 It is important for me to read the fine print, pay attention and ask questions for better understanding. I am glad I have new glasses on their way to me so I can see properly after wearing an older pair for over a year that the bifocal was cut wrong <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I also discovered today that I was accepted to Central Michigan University graduate program last year, I have student number and I could of had finished quite a few courses under my belt. What I perceived as a rejectio... Thu, 28 May 2015 19:38:55 EST Redefining my why...again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928810 I am tired. I am tired of watching what I put into my mouth and I am tired of thinking not so pleasant thoughts toward others. I have to check myself big time. This dayshift schedule 45 hours a week has become routine and I need to break out of this small rut and do something more for me and the betterment of my family. I need to take care of business and stop whining... <em>198</em> <em>386</em> <em>525</em> Fri, 15 May 2015 20:27:01 EST Oh boy.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923812 I have to revisit my why and not fall back into old habits. Still losing-just slowed down a bit but I keep vision of slimmer thighs and moving my body more in the forefront. I took my bicycle down off the rack and I plan on getting it serviced so I can ride and get some exercise. I know it is food portion control and exercise is going to kill this beast of obesity that has been riding my back since my 30's. <BR> <BR> I want and will be 53 and fly this year! <em>346</em> <em>521</em>... Wed, 6 May 2015 17:18:24 EST May Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921072 First Friday in May, first day in May-a new month and a new beginning. Thanking the Lord for allowing me to get it right. I worked nine hours today, saw my health coach, made some positive changes, shared some Mary Kay products and just simply delighted myself in the Lord. I wasn't perfect this week, so back at it again to get it right. <BR> <BR> This new found feeling of being happy in my marriage, getting settled at work and being strengthen, settled and established within myself as a... Fri, 1 May 2015 23:40:31 EST Redefining my why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912557 Since I am studying to be a health coach, I thought it would be good for me to go get one, so a new plan arrived in my small city, a physician based program from Sanford Hospital out of South Dakota. Yesterday was my new beginning. It also ended the special they had for free one year memberships. So without any hard thinking, I signed up, spoke frankly with my health coach and started detoxing myself off of sugar. <em>198</em> Lots of prayer today. But I am motivated-no stress abou... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:17:07 EST Resurrection Sunday and Birthday all rolled into one.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905983 God's grace and mercy abound to thee, this day we honor the Lord Jesus Christ dying so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. I was also born today, so it is a double blessing. I had a great weekend, spending time with my hubby, with my church family and with friends who truly honored and blessed me. I thought of my Mom at 4:45 pm-the time I was born and I just thank God for my Mom who instilled righteous values in me, who taught me right from wrong and made me feel important.... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 18:44:47 EST Original April Fool http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903714 I was told by my Mom that I was originally due on April 1st, but I fooled everyone and came April 5th-afternoon baby. This year my birthday falls on Easter and I can't remember the last time that happened. I give God a big high five and all the glory and honor and praise that God so deserves...without Him I am nothing. The blessing he has put in my life mean the world to me and I am so grateful. <em>126</em> <em>453</em> <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> Spring has sprung, the flowers and... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 17:50:40 EST Holy Week and Birthday Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902529 Holy week and Birthday week all wrapped in one. I share the most sacred of all celebrations this year-the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and my birthday on the same day. Its a bit humbling. I think of all His goodness and everything that God has blessed me with. satan wants to trick me into thinking that I am not worthy-the devil is a lie! My God shall supply all my need and I am His child and He loves me despite of my faults. <em>448</em> <em>9</em> <em>450</em> <BR> <... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:41:28 EST Living History http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899159 This month is flying by with the quickness. I welcomed Spring visiting Myrtle Beach with my entire family honoring my Dad being the oldest living relative that lived at Hobcaw Barony-a plantation owned the Baruch family. He was subject South Carolina public education TV and not only did they interview him, but also his children and grandchildren. It was inspirational, motivating and very moving to be a part of this experience and I am glad to have been able to participate and be a part of ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:54:59 EST St. Patty's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894975 I celebrate the wearing of the green by going in to make my green today and work. I applied for a different position and was selected, training to commence soon. I am stepping down as a Team Lead and looking forward to participating in the development of the new paint department here at Fairfax. <BR> <BR> Stepping out my comfort zone, learning the power of the word no and not feel bad about it. I owe no one any explanation. I say to myself boldly, "that won't work". <em>441</em> <... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:47:27 EST Springing into March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889415 I had a light bulb moment these first eight days of March-I do not have to explain my time to anyone and I do not owe an explanation to anyone about what I do. I do me. I am not going to be fake, phony and try to keep up with the Joneses. I do me. What matters to me is what God thinks, everyone else can take and number and wait. <BR> <BR> I was stressing myself out about doing this and doing that, ripping and running here and there. Finally it occurred to me that I owe no one why I do n... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 19:09:32 EST Back to my schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877117 I return without fanfare to my regularly scheduled shift. After a month on day shift, I felt my body made the adjustment and I am looking into working more day shift hours. I am ready to make the shift premium sacrifice for time sacrifice. To rejoin the rest of the world and do things like Wednesday evening service or take a spin class after work or attend a business seminar and start my weekend on Friday during daylight hours, not in the dark. <BR> <BR> Change brings forth progress. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:04:49 EST Ten days into February http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873374 The ground hog saw his shadow, so six more weeks of winter <em>224</em> , hoping to squeak past any major snow headaches. I am finishing up my last week on day shift-but I vow to be back. Looking forward to applying for different position or different shift this year with GM-stepping out of my comfort zone big time. <BR> <BR> Making a difference in my own health and the health of others. Making a concentrated effort and putting everything else on hold to get caught up on my studies. ... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:02:34 EST