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Dec. 2014 (43 lb. down.... gained about 20 back)








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Weight has always been a battle for me and Spark has been a helpful place to keep me focused on my health journey. It does help having others who truly understand how hard this really can be and I love my SP teams and friends!

I went on "Shape Reclaimed" through a Nutritionist in October, 2013 and lost 87 lb. by March, 2014. It quit happening so I went off program mid July, 2014 and am back to doing it the normal way to get the last 40 lb. off. I don't regret the huge jump ...
Weight has always been a battle for me and Spark has been a helpful place to keep me focused on my health journey. It does help having others who truly understand how hard this really can be and I love my SP teams and friends!

I went on "Shape Reclaimed" through a Nutritionist in October, 2013 and lost 87 lb. by March, 2014. It quit happening so I went off program mid July, 2014 and am back to doing it the normal way to get the last 40 lb. off. I don't regret the huge jump start I gave my health at all after years of doing the right thing and not having results because my adrenals, thyroid and pituitary weren't working properly.

I have to constantly work at reminding myself that I am worth it as self-esteem was trashed during childhood. I know I am, but the bad stuff is easier to believe sometimes.

In August 2014 I signed back up with the gym I had gone to prior (had to take most of a year off for the Shape program) and committed to time with a trainer 2x/week for six months. Making me a priority in this!
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Member Since: 3/20/2008

SparkPoints: 153,406

Fitness Minutes: 64,957

My Goals:
More energy
Consistent exercise
Feel better about myself

My Program:
*cut back on the carbs & sugars (yep...only 1 Dr. Pepper/week...if I want one)

*4x/week to the gym (2 with trainer...2 on my own)

*build some "me time" into things (reading, cross-stitch, an evening out...)

*make time for personal bible study


Personal Information:
A 53 year old stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to two energetic children ages 12 & 10.

I am a Wellness Advocate for doTerra Essential Oils.

I direct a local homeschool co-op of approximately 50 families that meets Sept-April.

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2 basset hounds, Jolie & Ellsworth

Hobbies:
counted cross-stitch, scrapbooking and reading

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"Life Support" by Candace Calvert


Personal Bible Study:
"Living Beyond Yourself" by Beth Moore (began 10/14)

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CAROLFAITHWALKR
12/16/2014 5:26:32 PM

Thanks for your prayers! In the scheduling notice I left last night, I said I had a new obligation on Sundays which changed my availability and I would no longer be available on Sundays effective Dec 28. (Putting it that way is too professional for them, so I said it in a dumbed-down, nicer, pleasant way.) My point to you is, I told them I'm not available on Sundays, period, and did NOT give them a choice. I told them they are NOT scheduling me on Sundays, from this point forward (again, definitely did not use those words!, but, that's what it means.) I knew I had to say it in a cut-and-dried way, otherwise it would just be a scheduling REQUEST, which would be ignored and denied, and I'd still be working a few hours on Sun morning, just long enough to prevent me from going to ANY church service. Which is what has happened every Sunday for 3.5 months.

So I've served my time on Sundays, and it's over. But because I was not giving them a choice, THAT (and my other shabby treatment by them for 3.5 months) is why I feared negative blow-back, retaliation, reduction in hours, or taken off the schedule, or fired, etc., and asked for your prayers.

I prayed about this for 6 weeks and asked for the Lord's intervention, b/c I KNEW I would have to take a hard line with them - I would have preferred if He had stepped in - but that didn't happen - I knew I would have to take a hard line and tell them I was no longer available period on Sundays - in order to get off on Sundays. And I KNEW the disaster that happened last time I had a scheduling request, which had nothing to do with Sundays (so this is even worse). And this past 6 weeks of prayer was BEFORE they treated me so bad last Sat.

So I really appreciate your prayers b/c it's a bad situation, I unfortunately still need the job (for now), but it's actually much worse than Subway. Definitely the devile. If they fire me, then it will be for other trumped-up reasons, as they can't fire me for changed availability since I followed the rules regarding scheduling changes deadlines. (However, like Subway, reasons can always be manufactured if none exist in reality). But I'm taking a stand for Sundays, and furiously job hunting meanwhile. If there is fall out and retaliation, then, I have no choice, I will have to bear it. But I'm praying for favor, and I sweetly reminded them, as always, I'm still available Mon - Sat for scheduling.

For the longest time there, I was only scheduled 2 days of 4-5 hour shifts ea, plus a 2.5 hr shift on a 3rd day - i.e. only two days a week on the schedule, essentially, even though I was promised 25hrs a week when they hired me.

After last Sat, I won't be surprised if they create outright lies and slander about me, I won't be surprised if they fire me, and I won't be surprised if they go back to only scheduling me 2 days a week. I won't be surprised by anything; but I'm NOT working Sundays, and I know when I stand before God that my conscience is clear concerning the whole matter.



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BLESSED2BEME
12/16/2014 4:48:55 PM

Did you get a throat culture to rule out infection?



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BLESSED2BEME
12/16/2014 1:48:49 PM

Are you past the 10 day point Janet? Perhaps its more than a cold? I know that you are very connected to your health care providers so I'm sure you are doing all you can. So sorry!



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CAROLFAITHWALKR
12/15/2014 8:18:57 PM

It sounds like with your exhaustion and coughing that the cold we thought was history is clinging. Get extra sleep Ms. Energizer Bunny, b/c that will help the most. Prayers going up!

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DIANNEMT
12/14/2014 3:45:04 PM

Thanks for commenting on my NSV--it is always special to get one!



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