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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The past couple of weeks have been hectic (as usual), but also stressful, to say the least. With my sister's recurrence of cancer, my friend losing her 18 y/o son and my boss being transferred and the work situation falling apart, I am grateful to have been able to avoid the stress eating during this time. I even managed to drop another couple pounds. I think the run yesterday (my longest of the year so far) helped to jump start the loss and to jump start my mood as well. I was supposed to meet up with a friend, but she cancelled. I went anyway and ran for and hour and 15 or so minutes.....by myself! Got three estimates for tires. Still had tread left, but they were starting to rot. Went to a Goodwill and got a couple really cute skirts, a blouse a couple of tanks and a duster and some workout clothes so that I can wait a week before washing if need be - not all of them are as matchy matchy as what alot of people at the gym were, but they fit and will be clean and that is all that really matters. Then I went to the local running store for a girls night out event. Won a sweatshirt and picked up a hand held water bottle and got a killer deal on a pair of Asics arm warmers ($11)!!! When I got home, I had a call from a friend from church who was inquiring if I would be interested in going to work for her company. I explained that I needed full time and benefits and she said that the business has really been growing and to submit y resume with salary requirements. It would be office work with regular hours, so there's no harm in send off the resume. Will work on that this weekend.
Today was work from 7-4 and got the tires done on lunch. Skipped the gym, but got dinner cooked, the fridge cleaned out, some Sparking caught up and will do some catch up reading before I hit the bed. Gonna wrap this up though so I can get that reading done and still get to sleep at a decent hour since I'll be back up at 5AM for work 7-4 and hopefully a run with a running buddy right after work.
I have noticed that I am being much more forgiving of myself and not trying to keep up with what everyone else is managing to do. I am doing the best I can to be the best I can be. If that means I am not as perfect as I think I should be in some areas, that's okay. Those are goals to shoot for and I don't have to be perfect, I just need to keep aiming for them.
Guess that's a new lesson......nearly 3 years in, and one that I need to keeping working on if this is going to be a lifestyle change for good. This maintenance thing is tough, but it is so worth it. If I can only learn to see past the numbers on the scale, without losing sight of them, toward all of the other goals that are out there, I will continue to make myself into the best me possible.
Spark Strong friends....thanks for allowing me to ramble.
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    WTG on balancing and handling so many things.

    I love Goodwill. I think it is such a fun place!
    I've always struggled with the words "be the best I can be," because in my own mind I always fall short - always thinking I could have been better. It sounds like you see those words in a healthy human way. Good for you!

    2074 days ago
    It sounds like you got some good bargains, plus perhaps a chance at a good job! Yes, seeing past the scale can be challenging. (I do have to admit that nowadays I am concentrating on my blood sugar since I have started taking a med that messes with it.)
    2075 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Great job getting out and running by yourself! It would be nice if a new job that fits all your needs were to drop right into your lap-hope it all works out.
    2075 days ago
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