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I've been dreading today, even though I generally love Fridays.
I felt in a funk from minute one. I knew I would be firing someone today and it is just not fun.
It is someone (a student) I had given many chances in the past. He had a... Read more
When you cannot fail
When you believe it in your heart, you can conquer the fear.
When you step forward with authority, you are making it happen.
When you keep moving toward your goal, you build momentum.
When you trip over an obstacle, you can get ... Read more
Don't Make me Angry, Mr. McGee
By all accounts, I am a happy, cheery person,...but don't tick me off.
One of my colleagues did something stupid today, and I called him on it. I did not add to the problem. I just called up and expressed my irritation and told him it was ... Read more
Under My Own Power
SUPER stoked. I cooked several meals to have throughout the week. I made 2 sparkrecipes (or close facsimiles of them) and a chicken stir fry. I am finishing up my second load of laundry, cleaned the house a bit, and took a nice long nap today.
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I got Ma'am-ed
I've been so self focused the last few days that I have not been sparking - at least not in my usual way of writing notes, huddling, blogging and sending goodies.
I have not veered off track, I've just been trying to recoup from a cold or pos... Read more
Staying on Track
Not the best of weeks; not the worst.
Got sick, still fighting the edge of this cold, but making better choices. NOt stellar choices, but better choices. PROGRESS!
My cardio has gone to hell in a handbasket. I walk, but barely at all t... Read more
Between Here and There
I mentally lost 10 lbs of weight this morning for every step I took up the hill. I stopped at 199. I thought back to times in my life when I hit some of those lower milestones and reflected on what it took from me to get there.
1. Patience.... Read more
The Three Bears
If I were to make things "just right" for me ( a la The Three Bears), what would they be?
I would wake up happy and refreshed.
I would wake up with enough time to get things done without rushing around like a madman.
I'd have my ... Read more
Happy Columbus Day
Woot Phillies are moving on. That is good. The sleep deprivation not so good. ha.
This morning, I have a staff meeting to attend which will resemble more of a retreat atmosphere. I hope to get something out of it. It is a "generational" class... Read more
In my Heyday
While driving to work this morning, I was thinking about how times have changed for me. Even though I have not yet lost a bundle of weight (but I will), my habits have become so much healthier.
I stopped at Wawa (a convenience store) for g... Read more
It's Not About the Bike
We bought a Harley this year, fulfilling my husband's dream.
I met my goal of getting on the back of the bike --- which to most, would probably not be a big thing, but to me, it was a hurdle. It comes with instructions. Step on foot peg, l... Read more
The Best 3 seconds of my day
It happened around 7:30pm tonight. I was walking to my car at work. I walked up the stairs (a set of 5 steps) like a NORMAL person. I did not hold onto the railing to hoist myself up. I climbed up, leaned forward a bit and did not feel anything ... Read more
Banishing the P word
My frequent quest for perfection has gotten me into trouble more than once. Initially, it sounds like a lofty goal, but in actuality (for me), it's a death sentence as I have a tendency to wait until everything is perfectly aligned before I take... Read more
It Doesn't Just Happen
You make it happen.
Change doesn't just show up suddenly one day and say hey - I think you have been waiting for me.
Change happens when you make it happen.
It's all about me, baby. And I am gonna make it happen.
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I found an old WW weigh-in booklet and realized my losing streak is in nearly the same spot now. I am eating much healthier than I have in the past --- but I still need a major overhaul and a drill sergeant to get me to exercise. What will it ta... Read more