Monday, January 31, 2011

The Biggest Loser!

So as I have mentioned to most of you...I have joined The Biggest Loser weight lost program at work.  This week is the initial weigh in.... it was a reality check... but I wasn't surprised because I have been stuffing my face for the last year! 

The program runs from Feb 1st to April 8th.  We are divided into teams of 5 people and compete per % weight lost.  (pounds lost/initial weight)

My team seems pretty serious about winning which is a great because I need to be pushed!

Today was also my first work out in about a year!  Yikes...shock to the body!

I worked out for 40 minutes in the eliptical and here is proof! 

I am very excited!  Hopefully this is a new healthy beginning for me.  Wish me luck friends, wish me luck!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Don't You Dare Be This Person At My Wedding

So as soon as people find out you enjoy a little youtube comedy... the videos just start dropping like flies!

Check out this video my coworker sent me.  Watch it until the end.. because just went you think it can't get worse... it does!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sweet Appreciation

Suspicious package arrives at 10 am.

Everyone gathers around my cube wondering what is in package. No mail is EVER received on this side of town.

After five minutes of struggling with packaging tape and scissors … I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!

One of my plants sent me this package.  It has been one of the nicest suprises I have received.  I know it's small, but it really meant the world to me.  Specially because the card was signed by all the office employees there.  Awww, me blushing.
(In case you are wondering, yes I do have my gift displayed as such on my desk…I have no shame!)

On other work related news... One of my best buds has left the company.  Yesterday was his last day so it was specially nice to receive this today since we were feeling kinda down and missing his craziness.

Dirty Dirty Song

Jackie!  You said to keep you updated on what's playing on the radio...well this isn't really being played...but I have played it a couple times on youtube...enjoy... it's dirty.

Ok, so the video I wanted to send u just went private....ugh.

This is the song though...I will keep track of the other one.  In the mean time ...check out the song and lyrics.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Oprah to the Rescue

As always...Oprah to the rescue!

I just went on her site...and within 30 seconds (not exagerating!) found this:

How to Stop Being So Damn Hard On Yourself read click and read the article!

Our Greates Fear

I am working on my resume and that makes me feel insecure and inadequate.  I look at my peer's resumes and feel my experience and knowledge is not enough.  I ask myself if I will be able to fool another company into thinking I am smart enought to be hired for them... I need to stop this.  I have always told myself (and my peers) we cannot go through life comparing our unique experiences to others'.  We are too harsh and therefore will never be the winners in our eyes.  Today, I need to follow my own advice. 

I remembered I read this on Makeunder My Life. Today, I need to re-read it.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

—Marianne Williamson
Source is Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, Harper Collins, 1992

I will probably have to re-read it tomorrow too.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Adventures in 2011

I owe this blog many updates... Since the last post I updated my decor, put up Christmas decorations and have had many thoughts I've wanted to write about...but if it's not one thing or another and then the day is over.

All the updates will have to stay in the vault...for now.

Today I wanted to share this post and video from yahoo.  This man found a film of roll in a New York park and is now trying to find the owners/people in the pictures.  He has made this video in an effort to be more "adventurous" and in hopes that someone will see it and help him find the rightful owners.

Check out the article here and the video below.

Monday, January 10, 2011

It's been a while...

Hi Jackie,

Yes, it's me again. You tired of me yet? I've been bugging you quite a bit lately. I just wanted to say a quick hello to you! And tell you that my "Mexico/Ecuador" exercise routine started today! lol I'm thinking of going to Mexico for my Aunt's 50th wedding anniversary (Memo's mom) for 1st weekend in March to Morelia. But we'll see how it all plays out, since I already had Ecuador in my sight :-)

Also, did I tell you our fridge is broken? We have been without a fridge for almost two weeks. This morning I was thinking of Rwanda, and how a fridge is really not a major thing, barely anyone has one. I would say that in Rubona, where I stayed, only one place had one. And here, I'm all upset with the landlord because she is dragging, it's such an inconvenience in this life style, so I decided to calm down and be patient until we get it.

I'm also doing an online "retreat" for a Catholics on Call retreat I went to about two years ago. They have an annual "short" follow up that is January 29, and in preparation we do the online retreat on our own. I'm looking forward to it. It always helps to meet and hang out with other young Catholics that feel as lost as I do figuring out what God's plan is for us.

How was your first day back to school and work?