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My Personal Mission Statement

Monday, January 03, 2011

I will live my truth and realize that I do not have to be anyone but myself. I will live a life of happiness and peace for my sake and that of my children. I will let go of people and situations in my life that are bringing me unhappiness and chaos. I will take care of my body, mind and spirit by feeding them with things and experiences that will raise me up to a higher level. I will pursue work that I am passionate about that challenges my nursing skills, knowledge and creativity. I will love and care for myself as I have done for others in my life. I will be the best mother, daughter, sister and friend without forgetting that I am still a phenomenal woman deserving of love, respect and happiness.

  


My Mantra for 2011

Saturday, January 01, 2011

My Mantra for 2011

Mantra is defined as "a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that are considered capable of "creating transformation". (wikipedia)

My mantra for 2011 is:

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come."- Joseph Campbell




My life did not exactly turn out as I planned it. I became a single mom at 19 years old (not planned). Then to correct that I tried to marry to again get the life I "planned". I married a man that I knew but found out I really didn't know (not planned). We had another child, not planned but a wonderful surprise. Marriage then went sour (not planned) but continued to hold on to because I "planned" to be married forever, no matter what.


I had to let it go or lose my sanity (not planned). I left our home with my children (planned) but unfortunately my soon to be ex-husband is always at my home (not planned). Now I am ready to move on with my life as a single mother of two children. I want him out of my life but in my daughters. I am ready to shed the old skin of that relationship, so a new one (with someone else or with myself) can come.

I've spent so much of my life chasing the "ideal" that I am losing my joy. I am letting go of the ideal and realizing all that I have planned may not be what is best for me. So I choose to let go.

2011 will be my year of LETTING GO! I can't and I won't bring the garbage of bad relationships with me into 2011.

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REDRUDY5 1/1/2011 1:32PM

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POPOF4 1/1/2011 9:07AM

    I wish you joy and happiness in 2011!

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REJ7777 1/1/2011 6:55AM

    Life rarely turns out as planned. I wish you a happy and healthy 2011 - healthy in every way - physical, emotional, spiritual, mental and relational! emoticon

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HUNNNYBEE 1/1/2011 6:41AM

    Hi!
I love your mantra! I wish you success and many blessings in the New Year!



~ To regret the past is to forfeit the future. ~
---Chinese proverb


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I think I see a little difference in my "facial fat" lol....(Pictures)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

This is me at work on 11/17/2010 weighing 237 lbs.


This is me at work on 12/16/2010 weighing 230 lbs.

  
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TAMLKING 12/31/2010 7:51AM

    There IS a difference! Keep up the great work!!!!

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WORKINGITNANA 12/30/2010 10:34PM

    I too see it. Keep it up! Happy New Year!

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MSSTHRNSUNSHINE 12/30/2010 9:35PM

    So wonderful!! I can definitely see the difference

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FITWITHIN 12/30/2010 5:44PM

    Your right your face is slimmer. emoticon

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GEREE2 12/30/2010 5:37PM

  I agree! I think you have lost some facial weight! Way to go!!!!

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JEANIECOLLEEN 12/30/2010 5:28PM

    I loose weigh from my face first ,too. You look great! emoticon

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Ok...There's This Pair of Jeans..

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I have had a pair of jeans hanging in my closet with the tag still on them from January 2003. It was after I had my daughter and I thought I lost all of the "baby weight", I went into Lane Bryant and bought a pair of size 16 jeans (my normal size at the time.) I choose LB because their clothes ran a little bigger. My husband said, try them on. I declined, "No, no, no! I've been a size 16 for years, I can get in these jeans." I got them home and put them on. (Let me rephrase that statement.) I got them home and I attempted to put them on and I could barely get them past my thigh. Holy Crap!! What the heck!!! For 7 years those jeans have been my nemesis. That was the point I realize I was a plus size store shopper! I thought I would be doomed to a life of elastic waist jeans that were a denim/spandex blend.

I am giving myself until March 2011 to fit into those jeans comfortable. I would love to say February but I want to be victorious! THE BATTLE OF THE JEANS IS ON!!!!

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BRANDIGIRL313 12/24/2010 5:38AM

    horray! that's my goal too! no mindless eating and try not to miss a workout. just setting up those two things will keep you so busy you'' be in those jeans in mid feb!! FOR REAL!!!

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TAMLKING 12/24/2010 5:17AM

    You go, girl! And before you know it, those jeans will be TOO BIG!!

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CITYZOZO 12/23/2010 9:22AM

    you can do this. no problem.. i'm with you!

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GAILSQUEST 12/23/2010 3:45AM

    I have`nt been able to fit into size 16 since Richard Nixon was president.I too would love to slip a pair on before I die of old age.
emoticonStick with it and you will be able to put those lovely jeans on.
I`m doing a lot better with sticking to my plan.I just have to get through the holidays without going crazy.
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Bootcamp is going good

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Just too busy to blog about it everyday.

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