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Re-grouping on St. Pat's Day

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Taking a few moments this morning to write about what is working and what is not.

What is working...my new job. I love the hours. I like the people I work with. I think I will like the work once I get into it. I love the location. I like my work area.

What is not working...not having a computer. I miss having my own computer. I am not comfortable sitting at DH's laptop. It does not work well. I am not comfortable and I don't spend enough time defragging like I used to and stuff is building up inside me. I now have a lot of mess in my head to go through and am having a hard time finding the time to do it and being motivated to do it because I have to come in here to do it. :(

My house...it is a mess. Stuff is everywhere and it is just clutter city and I hate it. There is no feng shui here...I feel very unhappy when I walk in the door.

My finances...they are better now with this job. We were really scraping along. I can see the light at the end of that tunnel now with this new job and DH's unemployment continuing and him getting closer to the top of the books.

My weight...I've gained. I was trying to go along with not counting calories as I had less computer and SP access. And I was trying to continue to lose weight and keep it off. I failed. I got down to 157. Then I gained 6 lbs and am back to 163. :( I've been eating and eating. Why? I think I am just really dissatisfied with a lot of things.

My exercise...what exercise? I have become anti-exercise. I really enjoyed doing the C25K program. Then, when it was done, I continued doing some running. Then, with the job changes and "no time" I just stopped everything.

So, time to regroup and start solving some of these problems.

Not having a computer...I'm going to have to put up with it for awhile. I have my computer at work during lunch. And I can get on DH's for now. I may need to start disconnecting it and sitting with it in the evenings until I get myself back on board 100% with SP. Whatever it takes, I need to defrag, problem-solve, and move on. Quit back-sliding.

My house...I am going to have to start working on it...10 minutes at a time...let the time expand...and get more done than I had planned...and in no time, it will come together. But I have to start. It will not start itself.

Finances...I have to continue to eat in, buy groceries, and be thrifty. The money is starting to resolve itself. I just have to keep pushing it in that direction.

Weight...I have to start counting my calories...today...all day...stay in range...every day...and let the weight fall back off. I CAN DO THIS...I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS...AND I WILL CONTINUE!!!!

Exercise...I need to start exercising...walking...doing the wii...re-do the C25K program...sign up for a 5K...I need to move my body and get in shape...it doesn't "just happen."

Okay, so that's my plan. Hold me to it. It's a positive plan. I can do this! I need to do this! ONWARD!!!!!

Hope you all are having a great week! HAPPY ST. PAT'S DAY! Keep up the good work! Spark on! emoticon
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    Yes, you have a plan and you WILL do it! Hang in there!
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    3422 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Cathy, do you think you have enough major stressors going on in your life?! emoticon
    Wow, you have nailed this! You know exactly where your problems lie, and you have written down a working plan.

    Don't worry. This is a small hiccup for you. So many things are in flux in your life right now, and things are changing for the better. Trust that the universe is in the process of bringing you a new life, one that's filled with abundance and joy. The dust will settle soon, and as it does you'll be able to see things more clearly.

    How about an affirmation such as:
    "I trust the universe to bring me everything I need to create the perfect life and home for my family."

    I can't wait to hear what you'll be receiving! emoticon
    3422 days ago
    All right girlie! You asked for it....and you've got it! I'll hold you to it! You CAN do it!
    3422 days ago
    It's hard when you start a new job but it sounds like you are on the right track. Be kind to yourself and don't expect perfection. you have achieved amazing results and you will continue to make your goals.
    3422 days ago
    I think that you area really good at making plans and sticking with them, so I am sure this will work for you. You did a great job of identifying what is and isn't working, and with your determination, that should be plenty to get you going! I'm currently bouncing around in the same weight range as you. Let's get out of it!!
    P.S. I'm glad you like your job!
    3423 days ago
    Good plan, I have thought about repeating C25K to increase my speed.
    3423 days ago
  • REBECCA180
    PS Thanks for the nice compliment on my crochet blanket. I hope you post a photo of the cross stitch blanket you make for your grand baby!
    3423 days ago
  • REBECCA180
    I can relate, It's so easy to get sidetracked. First I don't track my food, next I get a bit of the flu and stop exercising and stop visiting SP. Well, in the back of my mind I know it's just a little blip, then I will get right back on board.

    You have been such an inspiration. Your transformation to this point has been so remarkable. I don't see you not continuing with your plan! I will be back to visit, to see how you're doing!
    Let's do this!!!

    3423 days ago
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    Hugs, honey! You will finish what you started!
    3423 days ago
    It sounds like just listing the things that bother you, you have come up with an action plan to resolve them. I can only offer the suggestion that you think of your lunch hour as a time to exercise if possible. Maybe you can get one of your fellow employees on board with you.
    3424 days ago
  • ABB698
    Happy St. Patrick's Day! I know you will work everything out and it will all come together nicely. Hang in there! emoticon
    3424 days ago
    When you attack a problem you always get results. I have no doubt it will be the case this time around too. You are not alone in this . I have gained 20 pounds since school started!! I'm counting on the 5 % Challenge to get me back on track. It won't happen this weekend though. I'm in Fargo with my daughter and we've been EATING OUT.
    3424 days ago
    I like that you got all your issues out on the table and decided how to deal with them. I need to do the same thing!
    3424 days ago
    Well any of those situations are not fun and to have to deal with all of them at once just stinks!
    I like your approach to getting things back on track a little at a time. Sometimes we try to take on too much all at once.
    You are a strong lady and I know that you'll come out on top! I am pulling for you!! emoticon emoticon
    3424 days ago
  • MIQUEY73
    Great planning and problem solving! emoticon
    3424 days ago
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    Good for you for sitting down and seeing what is going on and what is bothering you and for coming up with a great plan. There's no doubt that you can turn things around. And once you start working on those plans, I'm sure you will start feeling a lot less overwhelmed and a lot better. emoticon emoticon
    3424 days ago
    I love your way of looking at the issues you need to work on as defragging your life!!!

    You will be back on track in no time, I'm sure.

    3424 days ago
    That's a great plan! Baby steps are what works. Do a little bit at a time and things will fall into place. It sounds like the new job has taken a huge load off your shoulders so enjoy it and good luck. You can do it!
    3425 days ago
    don't give up , you 'll find a new balance soon.just remember that YOU are the top priority and order everything else around you. I can see myself in your problems, well except the no computer ( I have 2 desktops and a laptop - more things to declutter :P ). it doesn't matter if it's overwhelming , you don't have a time limit, take a breathe and choose a small thing from the mountain of work and solve it. clutter is my problem too , I'm a native clutter and disorder generator , so keeping everything in place is a time and energy consuming thing , but in time I learned the habit of putting (almost ) everything in place before it transforms into chaos. mixing nicely asking and threatening worked somehow with family memebers too emoticon . the only way I can fit working out in my life is waking up earlier and doing a minimum of 20 minutes cardio and 3 times/week strength(at home of course ) before going to work . if I can do more at the end of the day good , if not , that's good enough. I'm not saying you should do the same , I say try to find a strategy that will work for you in the new conditions. don't give up on yourself , you are doing great. .if your finances are better , you''ll probably afford a new computer in no time. good luck with the new challenge of ordering your life , I'm sure you can do it !
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    3425 days ago
    I hear that determination. Success begins with dissatisfaction with the status quo. You're there. It continues with a plan: you've got that. And it thrives on putting that plan into action!

    emoticon And you're worth doing it for! Sometimes changes in routine (like a new job) can throw you off your stride... but it doesn't have to be for long... you've drawn your line in the sand. Now go for it! emoticon
    3425 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1322168
    I can imagine how difficult it is without a computer......but so glad you are still able to spark with us some. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is a great point from which to set some goals...so take what you have discovered about yourself and set some specific goals....take things slowly and you will achieve them. Keep us posted on how you are doing. So glad to know that you are enjoying your work..that means so much, Spring is here so now is a great time to get out and exercise and also enjoy God's creation.......
    Also, take one part of your house such as a drawer, closet, small area and work on that...small pieces start to add up and before you know it things will be much better.
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    3425 days ago
    I'm so glad you posted this. I am just about in the same boat! I got busy, stopped counting, haphazardly exercising and not staying focused. I have also gained 6 pounds in 3 weeks! I think I will go post on my own blog a plan to get back into the game. Thanks again!
    3425 days ago
    I love your new plan! I know you got this. Look at what you've already managed to accomplish! Just stop dropping that f-bomb. :) There is no such thing as "failing" if you keep trying! I know it sucks to see it, but 6 pounds really isn't that bad of a backslide. You caught yourself WAY before you could gain everything back, and that's better than a LOT of people can manage! I'm so glad the job is working out well for you guys. Good luck with the computer situation; I love that you used "defragging" to talk about your own mental hard drive. :) I'm going to start using it like that too!

    Anyways, keep up the fabulous motivation! emoticon
    3425 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4382497
    Congratulations on making a positive decision about changing yourself.
    Believe in yourself and everything will fall into place.
    I hope everything goes as planed for you!!! emoticon

    Happy St. Patrick's Day to you also! emoticon
    3425 days ago
    I am so glad you like your new job! The rest will come as you develop a new routine now that you have a new job.
    3425 days ago
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