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New Goal

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

In the past I have posted my monthly goals with about a 1% success rate. Over the weekend I decided that I will now post one weekly goal. That seems a little more managable than 3-6 monthly goals. Since I have been steadily gaining weight over the last few months, I really need the confidence boost that comes with accomplishing my goals.

This week my goal is to avoid alcohol for one week. I started on Monday and so far I have stuck to it. I know this probably sounds really easy for some people, but I am going to be at my mother-in-law's house for the next week or so. She is the kind of person that pours you a glass of wine as soon as you walk in the door, without even asking. Of course, polite little me, I don't want to offend so I don't refuse it. Also, in my family it's just un-American to watch a football game without a beer in hand.

Two days down, five to go! I'll check back on Monday and let you know how I do.

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BLUEJAY1969 11/6/2014 5:50AM

    You can do it! I know it's not easy to do but I can't have alcohol due to medications and I basically just have to let people know that I don't drink and no offense meant to them. It does get hard sometimes when you'd really like to have a glass of wine or a beer!

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GEMINICHIK 11/5/2014 6:02PM

    keep focused and stay positive

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New Journey

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My husband and I have been talking about moving back to the Pacific NW for a few years, but now I think it is finally going to happen. I'm so excited! We are actually getting serious about fixing up our house to sell. I was so surprised when I came home from work yesterday to find a project that had been started months ago was finished!

I think I'm going to believe it this time because I don't think my husband wants to move and leave his mom behind. Right now she is the only family we have in Colorado, and if we move away then she will have no family in Colorado. Luckily for me, she retired in August and has been talking about moving to Oregon after she retires for years. Last weekend she went on vacation to the Oregon coast and met with a real estate agent and even looked at a few properties.

I'm so excited! I've wanted to move back home for years and now it is finally happening. I'm just still trying to decide what path my life will take from here. I've worked for an airline in different capacities for my entire adult life. We want to move to a small town near either the Washington or Oregon coast so I will definitely have to find a new career path. I do have something in mind, but it terrifies me because I am the type of person that has to have a solid plan and a safety net.

I feel like this is getting a little long so I will post more in a few days.

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BLUEJAY1969 11/3/2014 12:00AM

    How wonderful for you! Colorado is my home and I know when we were in the military I missed it like a member of my family! I wish you every joy of it!

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UNSWEETMAMA 10/29/2014 10:51AM

    How exciting! Big career changes can be scary but so many good things may come of it.

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NELLJONES 10/29/2014 7:27AM

    You're lucky your MIL wants to move. It will be a busy year!

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GEORGE815 10/29/2014 7:26AM

    I live in Colorado now. The Pacific NW must be some place!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 10/29/2014 7:23AM

    Wishing you the very best!

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Happiness Starts With Me

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I have decided that I am not going to let other people determine my level of happiness anymore. I used to be a very happy person. I don't think I complained too much, but lately I feel like all I do is complain about something. So starting now I am going to work harder to look on the bright side of life and appreciate all of the wonderful things I do have. With that I am going to work on being less judgemental. Unless it is directly effecting the health and safety of my loved ones or me, why should I care what you're doing, right?

My goals for August:

-Let things go. Once a day I will read an uplifting quote, and when something irritating happens I will stop and reflect on my quote of the day and decide if this "problem" is really worth my time and energy.

-Track my food. I haven't been very consistent in my tracking. If I get back to tracking everything I hope to break this plateau I've been stuck on for about a year.

-Start (and hopefully finish) remodeling the extra bathroom. I don't know if I can finish it in a month since I will only have weekends, but I will really try. Plus, ripping out a shower and replacing flooring counts as a workout, right?!

These are my goals for the month. I am really going to work hard on them. I think my most important goal is to reduce the stress. I am so tired of stress and irritation in my life. I'll let you know how I do!

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BLUEJAY1969 8/8/2014 8:33AM

    emoticon emoticon With not letting others get your good mood all garbled!

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EVIE4NOW 8/5/2014 9:35AM

  Love your goals. I've got goals too. We shall see how I do. Best of luck to you.

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    In the end the only one who matters is you so be good to yourself

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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May Goals

Saturday, May 03, 2014

It's been quite awhile since I've posted my goals. This month I joined the Get Movin' Colorado Challenge through LiveWell Colorado and MapMyFitness to get 30 minutes of activity for 30 days in May. So far I'm off to a good start, I've done 40 minutes or more all three days. I think I can keep this streak going!

I'm trying to get people in my office on board with going for a 30 minute walk everyday. Since we always eat our lunches at our desks anyway it's not like we have to take an extra break! I'm feeling very positive that I can do this. I'm hoping that this challenge will make 30 minutes of activity a habit for me. Since normally I'm pretty good with the nutrition part of my healthier lifestyle, and my biggest challenge is finding the motivation to exercise.

So here are my three goals for May:

*Get 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
*Actually wear my pedometer everyday.
*Get at least 50% of my house mother-in-law approved clean and organized.

For the past few months I've had a hard time remembering to wear my pedometer. Once I get back into the habit of wearing it everyday I will set a daily step goal.

I have to admit, I am an extremely lazy person when it comes to house work. Most of the time I have clutter and dust everywhere. I am very, very, very embarrassed my the state of my house, so much so that I rarely have company and even my mother-in-law hasn't been invited to my house in over a year (and she only lives about 2 miles away). Don't get me wrong, I love my mother-in-law and she isn't one of those people that comes through with a white glove or anything, in fact, she probably doesn't even care. I am just tired of living in a dirty house.

I think I can do it. Besides, we're hoping to sell our house sometime between now and next summer so I better get on the cleaning!


Going Back to School

Friday, March 21, 2014

I have decided that I will go back to school this year. I'm done waiting for the right time. I wanted to go back last year, but my husband talked me out of it because we were planning on moving out of state within the last year. He convinced me that it would be too difficult to go to school, work full time, and move all at the same time. Here we are a year later and we aren't any closer to moving than we were last year. I've decided that there will never be a right time. I just have to make it the right time.

I am tired of dreading going to work everyday. I feel like if I go to college I will have more opportunities available to me. I am kind of scared. It's been 11 years since I was in high school. I have never applied for scholarships or colleges before. I'm 29 years old, and I still have no idea what I want to do with my life. All I know is that I want to go to school, and I want a job where I can make a difference. So today I will start my search. Wish me luck!

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SUZLOOZ 3/21/2014 1:44PM

    Go for it! 29 is still very young. You can do it! emoticon

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