Sunday, January 21, 2018

Determination

Terps had a very motivating statement on her Thankful Thursday this week.

So last night I blogged all my boo hooing and went to bed where  I dreamed the most beautiful dream. Eric and I moved to the beach together, I had a job that I loved, we spent every day playing and making each other happy, and I was incredibly skinny and tan.  

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I woke up to encouraging words from Fondles, Baker, and Abby. Today, I have a purpose. I commit to myself, Eric and you bloggers: I will do three things to move this bus down the road.

1. I will go to the gym
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2. I will update my resume

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3. I will throw out all junk food and fill my house with healthy choices

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Eric could be stuck working with this nasty client through February so I've got to get off the sooky la la train (I just love that, Lindy) and take charge of my own destiny.

Anything you bloggers have been putting off?  Today is the day.  Hold me to it and I'll do the same for you.  I'm on my way!  Here I go!

Amy

This uplifting and motivational post has been brought to you from my bed, where I am currently lying and imagining that I can just jump up and do these three things.  Truth be told, the left-over apple pie in the fridge is sounding like a pretty good breakfast and it's cold outside so the last thing I want to do is go to the gym and I don't even know where my last resume is nor how to start a new one. Ahhh yes. The negative voices in my head.  

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"Fight them, Amy Lynn!!!  Do it for Eric. Do it for your kids. Do it for you!  Leave the land of couch potatoes and become that Wonder Woman."

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22 comments:

  1. Amy Girl,
    Get off your butt and move to the couch. It's way more comfortable to watch tv! Lol.

    No, get up, grab your workout clothes and go the gym. When you're on the way home grab enough healthy food for the next few days. Make a yummy healthy lunch with that apple pie for dessert then find the computer and get crackin on that resume. You got this girl!!! Sending lots of love.
    --Baker

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    1. Baker, I'm following your directions and sitting on the couch. You were so forceful in your command I didn't even wait around long enough to read the rest of your comment. I'll wait here on the couch until there is nothing left on tv. Thanks! ;)

      Actually, I'm back in bed after checking off every single thing on my list. Yay! Thanks for the push.
      Amy

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  2. Start small. If you have stairs in your house climb up and down for no reason- only that your butt will be firmer, thighs toner, and any form of resistance training helps prevent osteoporosis (spelling?) and is good for your heart!

    Replace potatos woth sweet potatos. Lower glycemic index. Doritos instead of tater chips - they dont put palm oil in Doritos. Half a slice of pie and an actual whole apple to make up the volume. Small things. Its more sustainable that way. I lost 28 pounds in the last three years. Email me if you want to chat.

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    1. OH wow! Good for you. That's fantastic. I would be thrilled if I lost 20 pounds. Glycemic index? Uh. Going to have to help me with that one. You've got me excited. Yes, please email me more tips. One day down. I ate healthy and drank 62 ounces of water as compared to my usual - 8.
      Amy

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  3. Hi Amy, Good luck, take a step each day towards your goals.
    love Jan, xx

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    1. Thank you Jan. Small steps - but three down today. It feels good, though I am starting to stress about seeing my boss tomorrow. Grrrrr.
      Amy

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  4. Me thinketh we are soul sisters.

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    1. Well jump on board, soul sister! I got my list done today. How about you?
      Amy

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    2. Um. Getting there. I did manage to eat well today! Baby steps ;)

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    3. Good job. Tomorrow, eat well and let's both do 5 push ups. Just 5.

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  5. You go girl..and I sooo need to join you...so I am in...
    hugs abby

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    1. Got your wonderful email. Yes, we are both in. Got my three things done today. How are you doing? Did you avoid the ice cream? I said goodbye to the pie!
      Amy

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  6. Amy, I don't know why, but I have missed your last 2 posts. So sorry. This sounds like a very bad case of the January Sucks Blues.

    You have discussed 2 things that can give you the blues worse than anything. Job and weight.

    The last really horrible job I had finally sent me to Barnes and Noble for a brand new book on writing a strong resume. I got up one hour earlier to peruse web sights and customize the resume and cover letter for each individual position. Blanket resumes don't work anymore. With most large companies or organizations, they have a software program that reads the submission. If it doesn't contain at least 4 or 5 key words from the posting, it never gets read by an actual human being.

    I have fought with weight my whole life long. It is only since Sam became my diet coach that I have ever kept it off for 4 straight years. If you have a good man who loves you and knows how to use a paddle, you can do this.

    You Really Can,
    So Says Ella

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    1. Dear Ella,
      I do have the January Sucks Blues! And I do have a good man with a great paddle who is not going to be home until February 17 and that is only if he can get this stupid client under control. Item number three that causes the blues - an unhappy husband who can't come home for me to make him feel better.

      I appreciate the tip about the job hunt. It's been over a decade since I was looking and I did finish my resume today so it is time to get looking!

      I threw away everything in the house that tempts me. I just hope my boss stays off my case, my husband finds some peace and gets back to me soon, and I keep my mouth in check until I land somewhere else.

      Thanks for the support.
      Amy

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  7. A million years ago (or so it seemed) during my second year of blogging I think it was Celeste Jones that started the GOOB ( GET OF OUR BUTTS)challenge. We referred to ourselves as GOOBERS- so flattering I know. We all posted our goals on our blogs and once a week we would report back. The idea was public 'shame' was the motivator. Ah what a masochistic group we were! We did it one other year during Lent as well. I found it very effective! Whatever your inspiration I hope you can manage.

    The first year when I didn't want to exercise, I watched this video (hope the link works for the right video it has been so long !). https://youtu.be/qX9FSZJu448

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    1. Dang Willie. You've been blogging for a million years?! No wonder you are so smart. I want to be a Goober! The video is very inspirational. I see that guy with all of his health issues and real reasons to give up and I'm just basically being lazy and a whiner. Sigh. Enough is enough. Eric won't be home for about a month. I want to be stronger, healthier, and more solid when he gets home. Public shame, I'm all yours!
      Amy

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  8. Hey Amy, I'm the one in bed beside you thinking the same darn things. Only in my case it's a delicious chocolate cake my daughter made me. I've started writing myself a list every night of what I want to get done the next day. Sometimes I put things like - breakfast and medication, which I'd do regardless, but I love checking them off. I put things I need to do and things I want to do. I don't HAVE to do everything, but I really think it helps me focus. Anyway, good luck.

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    1. Hey PK, I'll share my apple pie if you share your chocolate cake! Appreciate the support. I used to make lists all of the time and also loved checking things off. Just can't bring myself to even making lists these day. Got to get out of this mindset. It's better - went to the gym again this morning. Two days down. Eric will be home in 26. Onward...
      Amy

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  9. I totally get you. Resume, getting out of bed, the leftovers in the fridge calling to you. I hope you have a productive day and that you are proud of all the baby steps. Lists work for me for the most part too.

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    1. Resume done! Gym two days in a row! Eating healthy for past 34 hours! How's that for a list? :)
      Amy

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  10. Amy,
    We have been away and I am late commenting here. I personally find January a time for renewal and refocus. I find it energizing. It sounds like you are a list maker as I am. You can do this. You will be right back on track.
    Meredith

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    1. Now that you say it, Meredith, I've always loved the burst of motivation I get with the New Year. Christmas is a great close out. I have a birthday in December which usually gives me gusto for a different age. And the, New Year - new hopes, new dreams, new motivation. It didn't happen this year. Odd. I should be so excited about 2018 but I feel physically and mentally and emotionally beat down. I need to pull out of this. Thanks for the kind words. Will keep going.
      Amy

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