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Tuesday, 12th April, 2011

Rise and shine!

reply to Vic

I don't understand how 'the opposite of low self-esteem is humilty'???

Isn't the opposite to low self-esteem -- high self-esteem?

And doesn't humility mean recognising your limitations?

Findingaway check in

10.50 am Wednesday

Thanks for the starter, Sal (and your response to my post last week).

I have not had a good start today, did not sleep well and felt ill. Feeling better now, but wasting lots of time.

Have dealt with a couple of minor things, need to get onto job application. Time for the chat box!

Thank you all for this forum.

Vic 4/12/11

Show up (done)

The opposite of low self esteem is humility.

fudoshin: day 85: 2pm


Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


This is the 85th day that I have followed through with the following:

  • 90 days away from dating sites and facebook
  • 90 days of not stalking people's profiles of people I've tried to date in the past
  • 90 days of not stalking people online that I've tried to date in
    the past. (I am now back on day 48 for this).
  • No Internet chat, aside from employment or twelve-step.  This
    includes not stalking people on AIM or other chat networks, whom I've
    tried to date in the past. (I'm on day 13
    of this.)
  • 56 days of exercise: on day 3 of this.


tracy-la tuesday april 12 checkin

Hi everyone.


Busy day. Have a speech to give tonight. Realized I was underprepared today so took the day to prepare more and update my powerpoint.
 Will check in later.



tiptree CI

to do:

1) investigate customer issue
2) impl usr pref
3) impl int. form bugfix
4) impl. feature avail. for priv.
5) clean office
6) read 40 pp HH
7) work on enc. bugs
8) review open bug items
9) login page config enhancements
10) practice for 1/2 hr

Stubborn Start....Now dissolving

Got up this morning meditated and reflected..

Realize...I was experiencing resistance this morning, based on well meaning conversation I had with colleague which I was encouraged for the writing I had done...and was being told to make sure I wrote this morning....I haven't....and I need to go to work now....but I'm glad I'm aware of it and will give myself permission to not write this morning..and let it go.

On the other hand, I wrote a list of things I want to do today...and will attempt to do some of them after work today:

Quick clean-up


drink more water

e-mail S

get uw and sh

pick up check

perhaps do a little writing in evening

Thanks for the support everyone!


Congrats ((hope))!

You broke your record! :grin:

Keep going!

Scribbler's Tuesday CI 8:58 a.m.

Meeting with the third business coach today. Hoping to trade writing for advice, which will help me make better choices about how to spend my energy and time. It's been frustrating to check off all or most of my daily tasks for months on end and still be broke, unable to pay bills and getting deeper in debt. Perhaps these guys will help me find a better way. Forward...


  • Get up at 6 (almost 7 today)
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Check-ins
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Sightreading practice


  • Update Quicken
  • Pay mortgage
  • Query - BN, P
  • Send 5 music emails
  • Look at 3 insurance quotes
  • Switch insurance to best deal
  • Email CIO re: invoice
  • Deliver Meals on Wheels


  • Healthy lunch (hot dogs = not healthy)
  • Meet coach
  • Do 1 BN
  • Read cruise rewrite
  • Email TH re: biker church
  • Call 3 re: franchise
  • Draft Monroe piece
  • Work on taxes


  • Soccer w/B
  • Healthy dinner
  • Rehearse for Saturday
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

hope4meandu day 9 here; day 14 at work

Thanks Sal, really nice starter!!

In overwhelm, but at least I'm doing, thanks to you all & HP. Last night didn't do as much dusting as I would have liked, spent a lot of time with Goldie the cat. Still terrified of him, had so many bad cat experiences. Couldn't get a ride to the vet this a.m., so got one for Thursday evening.

To do:
-spending chart
-write down food
-send resumes
-mail $ to R. M for Ra
-send address emails to M & B
-go to bank & close account
-do balance transfer
-go to CVS
-food shop
-place order for Yoffee & Goldie
-brush Yoffee
-brush teeth before bed
-massage Yoffee's legs
-check on order for Goldie & Yoffee

-dust house (whole house if up to it)
-wash floors

May you have many little & big accomplishments today!!!

♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥

Journey 9:30

Thanks for starting us out Sal! I'm with Rex, I'm up but I ain't shinin'. I'm 'on call' this week, it began at midnight and I got called at 1 am *sigh*. I slept in but I'm tired and I didn't go to the gym. I need to plan a way to get some exercise into the schedule later today. I'm grumpy if I don't start my day at the gym, and I guess that's a good thing.

I have a seriously critical conference call at 10:00 so after the call I'll make the old todo list. Wish me luck on the call, I HATE confrontation and this will be an uncomfortable call and I'll have to stand up for my team and push back on this other team.


Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent. Maxwell Maltz

Much, much luck (((((((((((jo)))))))

With you every step of the way!!!

♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥

Journey 10:30

YES!  I successfully negotiated a solution that satisfies everyone!   Thanks for the good vibes, and I'm taking a well-deserved break now.



Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent. Maxwell Maltz


Great news - well done


katia 4.12

Sal, I <3 the pretty colors!

So last night there were *extremely* dangerous sounding winds and the internet wouldn't work. Not sure if it's harder to get on the 30th floor or what, but I am annoyed that I am behind through no fault of my own. I did get all the "non-internet" things done I suppose, as well as some of my bio assignment (due today at 5). I wanted to make cookies today, but I'm not sure I will have time now!

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
-Finish Bio reading
-Bio writing assignment
-Start (finish?!) math assignment from friday
-Start (finish?!) math assignment from monday
-Email Brooke
-Review cobwebbing in textbook (ok one non internet thing i forgot)
-Draw up a plan for the week. Maybe post it on here?
-Clean parts
-Pick hockey match-ups
-Relax time with bff

Game plan for week-
Wed- 1 bio article, 1 quant subset, w2w's hw, NHL gamecenter!
Thurs- another bio article, 2 quant subset, w3w's hw
Fri- 3rd bio article, 2 quant subset, w2f's
Sat- 4th bio article, 2 quant subset, w2m's hw
Sun/Mon- bio writing, quant quiz, w3f's hw

Hypatia's check-in

1 hour or so between meetings - can I get some backlog done?

plan for today

  • in-tray
  • clear desk
  • write AMR10b
  • backlog  reports in sets of 3
  • completed all urgent tasks


Rexroth Check In

Thanks for starting the thread 1968sal. I've risen but am not shining much yet.

Up prayer refection and plans for today
Checked emails and posts

Finish checking slides which I muddled up yesterday and pack ready to send and if possible arrange to send - this is my absolute priority for the day it has been dragging on for ages and I am fed up with it
Go out and buy fruit and veg
Check mail when/if it comes

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Slides sorted and paperwork complete. It was complicated. I shall chech everything tomorrow put it all together and pack it into the box ready for collection. I'm not packing it tonight as I want to check it when I am wide awake in the morning.
Bought fruit and veg
Supported friend on the phone
Dealt with mail and emails

Tidy up and clear up a bit
Write journal
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Everyone


My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

I want to thank 1968sal for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

3. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

4. Test my blood sugar twice.

5. Take shower

6. Get dressed

7. Eat brunch

8. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

9. Go to the religious meeting at 10:45 a.m.

10. Go to the Internship at 1 p.m.

11. Make bed

12. Wash dishes

13. Eat dinner

14. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

15. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

16. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

17. Post and send out Al-Anon literature for today

18. Write a Thank You letter

19. Get my sleep apnea stuff ready

20. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

21. Do numbers

Thanks for letting me share

back in the saddle again


hello everyone- hope we have a great tuesday!

sometimes, when i actually start doing things that i've put off,  i just need to pretend that i'm doing them when they were supposed to happen.

so for Tuesday:

  1. print more inserts
  2. print intl labels
  3. mail out DD
  4. file KA info
  5. Stuff remaining for RFN
  6. HJK ship out
  7. prnt accepts
  8. prnt alts
  9. alts for RFN
  10. ask off for appt.

hopefully i'll get up at 5 and be able to come in early and do these things before people arrive at the office but we'll see. nope :)

also: pack breakfast & lunch, change of clothes, & apron

thanks for the support, everybody!



great article:



Really liked reading this "sometimes, when i actually start doing things that i've put off, i just need to pretend that i'm doing them when they were supposed to happen."

I've been catching up on some hw and this really helps! Removes the focus from that lateness and refocuses on getting it done "on time".

Good luck with you tasks! :)



 nothing like fooling yourself into work.  i can't wait until i can just do it without all the extra.  

 i've been working around some issues today but i've been working and not surfing around issues to that's better than nothing. 



great article:


Sal's Tuesday CI


  • washing
  • shower
  • dishes
  • tidy bed
  • meet prep
  • bring in washing
  • fold and put away washing
  • prepare food for g/v after school
  • leave home at 2:30 for parent/teacher interviews
  • tea
  • meet