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Holding my Own

Saturday, November 21, 2015      3 comments

I lost 15lbs. After leaving my present job about nine months ago. There were so many things that were not good about the job I left to. Now I am working with a different bunch of ladies, but man do they like to eat. Once a week we go out to eat ... Read more

The New Job

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      0 comments

I have been at the new job for almost a week now. It is so much easier on my body and less stress. I am working with the same people I have worked with for ten years but with a new position. My brief time away from them makes me appreciate it mo... Read more

New Job

Tuesday, September 15, 2015      2 comments

Come the first of the month I will be starting a new job, which is really kinda my old job. I have not been a person of confidence much of my life. I have always been excited that anyone would even want me to work for them and, can I say, surpr... Read more

Marks to Motivate

Thursday, July 23, 2015      3 comments

As I have begun to lose weight I see the damage I have done to my body by overeating. I have found stretch marks in places I had no idea that existed. I have seen these marks on other overweight people, but never imagined I was in the same class... Read more

Go For Two

Wednesday, July 08, 2015      0 comments

I wonder if we could have everything we say how it would change what comes out of our mouth. I'm not necessarily saying , Oh I'm going to get a million dollars today kind of talk. If we would pay attention to the negative things we say, I think... Read more

Fear Not

Thursday, July 02, 2015      0 comments

Don't be afraid 1. You have been redeemed 2. You are chosen 3. God is with you 4. God is your light and salvation 5. Trust in God 6. The Lord is your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. 7. God is with you and... Read more

Changing Beliefs

Friday, June 12, 2015      0 comments

I believe many things that are not true. The thoughts have become so comfortable that I accept them as truth. But just because I believe it doesn't make it true. For a long time I believed losing weight was hard... because I never tried, because... Read more


Tuesday, June 09, 2015      1 comments

I used to blog regularly, but now it seems I rarely have the time to do so. I am almost back down to 167. My tracker says I am, but I leave it there as a motivator. This weight is significant for me in a number of ways and I just realized it t... Read more

I Think I Can, I Think I Can

Tuesday, June 02, 2015      3 comments

I have lost 12 pounds since starting my new job almost 3 months ago. Still liking the job. Got something on my mind this morning. By our thoughts we CAN change our future and that of those we love. We will think in the direction of our faith,... Read more

Heavy Heart

Monday, May 11, 2015      4 comments

Last night we got news that a 26 year old had shot herself on her father's birthday. He too committed suicide. Both also had substance abuse issues. Hers was mostly self medication due to severe pain related to disease. She was an amazing young ... Read more

Making It Happen

Thursday, April 16, 2015      2 comments

I have struggled getting my exercise in with my new job. I have had to totally change my morning routine. I have not exercised because I just didn't feel like it and had a pocket full of reasons why it was okay. I heard a quote years ago, but do... Read more

Crazy Times

Thursday, April 09, 2015      1 comments

I went to two funerals last week for three people. This week I had to drive eight hours in two days to take my husband to have cataract surgery. The surgery was a byproduct of his detached retina last summer. One year after the original inciden... Read more

Sad Day

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday I went to a double funeral. It was for two boys, twins, that I drove on my school bus. I drove their brothers too. It was a rough part of town. I was first drawn to their older brother. He was soft spoken and never gave me any proble... Read more

A Broken Break

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      1 comments

I have lost 8 pounds at my new job. I can only eat on my breaks. It has provided a discipline I did not have on my own. Kinda sad actually, but I am excited to be finally making progress. It has given me a new sense of motivation to remembe... Read more

Old, New, Old

Monday, March 09, 2015      2 comments

Tomorrow morning I have a meeting with an ex-coworker who will be the boss of my now ex-boss. Are you lost yet? They would love to have me come back and work with them some day. I used to work in the broken mental health field. I got tired o... Read more

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