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Lifetime Momentum #14

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It's been a week of ups and downs. I have to say for the most part it has been ups, but the stress of being unemployed is starting to affect my wife as much as it was me a couple of weeks back. She is struggling with it and it's starting to manifest itself in physical ways (headaches, sore/tense muscles particularly in her jaw). On a positive note related to my job situation, I did get a call back to come in for a face-to-face interview at a company that I did a phone interview with last week. I am going in on this coming Wednesday and am hoping that I find favor with them.

On the fitness front, it has been a mostly good week with only a few poor choices that I can point at all week. Calories have been almost entirely in check (if not a little low in some cases). Exercise has been good most days with only two days this week that I just put in the minimal effort. I'm proud of myself for the lifestyle changes I'm making and even if I don't see the results on the scale this week, I know that what I'm doing now will have huge long term benefits.

I finally really got to start digging in and reading The Spark this week too. I am very excited by the book so far and began to realize that I haven't done everything I can on this site to maximize my experience. I did a vision collage and some goals when I first joined, but it wasn't until reading how Chris described their impact that I really caught the vision of them (particularly the vision collage). So I am re-doing my collage and spending some time rethinking and formulating my goals.

Well, that's all I have for now.

Never Stop Moving!
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  • KATELJM
    Good luck on your interview! Your lifestyle changes will give you an added boost.
    3086 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers all week. (I will keep your wife in my prayers also.) You will do a great job at your face to face interview. emoticon
    Just keep moving toward your long term goals...one day at a time!!! Love your closing note...NEVER STOP MOVING!!! emoticon That says it all!!!
    Blessings and hugs,
    Helen
    3095 days ago
  • CRAZYGAGRANNY
    Good Luck on the job interview..We all know that stress adds to our wanting to turn to food and a lack to exercise..but never give in...This is your life my friend...Now is the time to take control!
    You are doing great by reading the book and getting your goals in check!

    emoticon ..If you ever need any one to lean on...Just yell! I am here for you!

    emoticon Barbara
    3095 days ago
  • PINKGRANNY
    Good luck with the job interview. I am out of work too and it has been stressful. However, I am having an interview this week too, a second one to boot, so I wish us both luck.

    Welcome to the Community Team and keep up the good work with SparkPeople.
    3095 days ago
  • SIMPLE_TAILOR
    Great news on the job front. I'm going to dive into The Spark in a few weeks.
    3096 days ago
  • TEACHINMOM
    Great job making all those good choices this week. They will pay off eventually even if it isn't this week!! Just keep doing it. Congrats on the interview. Hopefully you won't be dealing with the stress of the unemployment much longer!! I love the end of your blog!! The things we learn as we go, huh? NEVER STOP MOVING! Just emoticon !!!
    Cindy
    3096 days ago
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