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Friday, October 01, 2010

September is over and I'm not sorry to see it go. That month was a real trial for me and the best that I can say about it is that is is done! So, October 1, 3 months left in 2010, what a year this has been so far. I hate to wish away time but I won't be sorry to see this year end. My one great accomplishment is that I have achieved the goal of putting my health first. I am in the best shape physically that I have been in since maybe my early 3o's. I have a support network with my spark buddies that is probably the most valuable support that I have had in 20 years. I am not in physical pain for osteoarthritis for the first time in 10 years and my mother is settled and stable at the nursing facility. All wonderful things that I am truly grateful for.

My daughter who moved out two months ago called last nite to say that everyone at her pre-school rec'd 30 notices on the 30th. If the governator doesn't sign a budget for Ca by the 30 of Oct. , all the pre-schools in their company will have to close. I sure wish people would realize that we really are in this together, politics need to be set aside to work for the good of the people. If these pre-schools close, there are 7 of them, not only will there be more people out of work, but all the families that are served by the schools will not have pre-school and day care.
Cait's first lesson in being an adult. Sometimes it just blows.

My October goals, because it is the first I think I should have some.
#1 Find the job. There is something on the horizon that I'll share more about as I get closer to finding out if it will happen. Had one good interview and will have another. I heard from them today, their HR lady is running behind. No worries, I've been unemployed since Mar. What's a little bit longer?
#2 Keep tracking. I took a couple week break from tracking in Sept. I also took an exercise and eating break. The good news is that I didn't gain any weight.
The bad news is that I didn't lose any either. I'm pretty comfortable at this weight, still want to lose the 1olbs to reach my goal, but I think it could take awhile to do that. As long as I am tracking I see in black and white what is actually going in my mouth and how many cals I am really burning. It keeps me honest with myself.
#3 Be happy. Too many things are not in my control. I just gotta be happy with what I got and grateful for the good to come.

Love to you all,
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    I like your goals for the month, especially #3. I hope your daughter's situation gets better, good thing this recession is over, eh??
    3702 days ago
    I just heard on the news about cutbacks for day care here in the state of Wisconsin along with other cutbacks. It is so hard for those who are looking without compounding those that will lose theirs! I am so glad that my husband found this job that he has. There is a problem of transportation though. He has to park the truck in a nearby town that is 15 miles away which makes it a problem for him to get home. At times (like today) I will have to drive to the truck stop and pick him up and then drop him off in the morning (at 4am). Not a good plan. He usually sleeps in the truck, but in the coming winter, we will have to come up with a better plan. (Maybe an extra car to leave at the truck stop) which will require extra car insurance. We feel that sometimes we are stepping back instead of moving forward. But as we see it, it is great to have him home in the area. That beats having him over the road any day! I hope you will get that interview and that will BE the one. Think positive! I did and I think it helped me. Plus negative thinking is not good for the body...too much stress caused my headaches, reflux with heartburn, loss of sleep etc.

    Glad that you did not gain while you were taking a break. I gained about 4 lbs but that is ok, I know that I can get down to where I left off. I think this winter will be a winter of catching up and moving forward.
    I am glad to be back and I am glad that you are too. I like your month of Oct strategies and I can relate. October is a good month, it is my birthday month. The number will be 57. I am hoping that 60's won't hit me as 50's did. My positive thinking will help. emoticon
    3703 days ago

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    You know, I felt that way about September, too. It just felt like a rotten month to me. And then I started counting my blessings. Both my siblings showed up and helped out. Mom came through her angioplasty fine. The bills all got paid. Dad had a nice little birthday party. My spark friends have been SO supportive. I guess it all boils down to attitude and what I think is important. And I'm learning it's the people in my life that rock my world. And you're one of them!

    Great goals for October. I'm excited for you... well, not about the tracking. But for the other 2 goals!!! emoticon
    3704 days ago
    Love your goals and your attitude... I pray for your success with them all! emoticon
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    Good luck on all of your goals. And just think -- as you work toward them, you'll be setting yourself up for a GREAT 2011. (Wow, that was weird, typing that!)
    3706 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your daughter's situation. It's sad when budgets don't get passed, the education of our children always seems to take a huge hit. I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

    You had a challenging September and I believe with each challenge we grow stronger, and hopefully wiser. It's hard to stay positive and find the bright side but, there is always seem to be doing a great job with this.

    I will keep my fingers crossed that your new job situation comes to fruition. I've said it numerous times but, any company would be lucky to have you...and, I mean it! When are people going to wise-up to that fact?! Keep me posted once you know anything.

    Wishing you a glorious weekend! emoticon
    3706 days ago
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    Amen Sister, I agree with everything you said. I am so thankful for a second interview coming your way. I think October is going to be looking up for us all. I also agree that the only one who can make us happy, is us. I lost site of that myself for awhile.

    I also hear you on your daughter's situation. My daughter is a physical therapist in a nursing home. They are seeing the same cuts to our older generation. It drives her crazy. So many things they could be doing for them, they can't because of cuts. It's sad.

    I'm glad you didn't gain during your break. That is an accomplishment all in itself. emoticon
    3706 days ago
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