PLEASEMASTER's SparkPeople Blog PLEASEMASTER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Thank you I want to give a sincere thanks to all of you who have reached out to me in my absence. I will be a more regular presence--truth is I'm using "life" as an excuse... get to the end of the day and SOOOO sick of the computer that I've avoided it altogether.... I will get my act together soon and be here to reciprocate. <BR> <BR> I'm going back to school and classes start Monday--every minute I'm not in school or caring for my kids or sleeping I will be working--I'm sure I'm not the only one who... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:42:07 EST Perfect planning backfired Wow, so an entire week got away from me! <BR> <BR> I haven't forgotten, just honestly postponed logging on day after day after day because I was so tired and busy.... andI know I have perfectionist tendencies, which do not help, and my borderline makes me think I have to do everything perfectly & to completion or why try. I constantly have to remind myself that I don't expect that of others... therefore I should give myself a break and start small. <BR> <BR> So what was my point? My point... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:43:22 EST Christmas: Is it just me or.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I dropped my kids off at school on Friday morning. As usual, once the minivan was empty of minors, I abandoned their radio station of choice and started flipping. IMAGINE MY SURPRISE upon learning that on Friday, Nov 16, a local station has already fully dedicated itself to playing ONLY Christmas music!! <BR> <BR> Ok, I know that I avoid this station annually up until the 23rd or 24th BECAUSE they are THE CHRIST... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 00:41:00 EST Promises I am making to myself THIS IS FOR ME!! <BR> <BR> I will not let people shame me, nor will I allow my pain to be an excuse to quit. <BR> <BR> If I mess up and have a really bad morning, day, couple days, week, month--I will NOT give up. I will pick myself up and start again. And again, and again if necessary. Every moment is a new opportunity to turn the page and start fresh. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I will be open to receiving help, open to help... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 20:52:32 EST