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Thursday, January 13, 2011


I struggled with a blog title today and finally ended up with the above, because today I am calm and happy! It is good to read other peoples blogs, how frustrated they are, how happy they are, disappointed, struggling, whatever is going on. Some things you can relate to, others not. I read a blog today from a young woman who is extreme in her low opinion of herself. So sad. At 62, if I could only redo parts of my mind throughout my life, I would have been a lot less stressed. But now, at 62, I'm happier than I have ever been.

I have learned not to worry but to give my worries over to God. Let him handle them. My oldest son has decided to leave his job in food service and get training as an EMT. It is very worrying in this economic client but I am happy that he has a goal and is striving for it. This doesn't happen until the summer so I have a lot of praying to do so that God can handle it. I just hope we don't have to contribute to the education. We did that already.

I'm not going to worry about losing weight. I am going to apply what I know about healthy eating to each meal and try to make the best choices available. I've learned a lot in the past year with sparking and I will continue to learn from all my friends.

I'm going to crank up the Wii fit as often as I can. In fact, after I finish here I'll go do a few. When the weather gets better, I will walk outside and take the dog. When things settle down and I have more time to make the effort, I might resume my WW efforts. Right now, I have too much other stuff on my plate, like clients needs, going to market in Atlanta tomorrow and Niagara Falls at the end of the month. Filling Mom-in-laws pill boxes, taking her for a hair cut, keeping up with kids and grandchildren, etc. etc.

Social activities get in the way but like I said, I'm having more fun than ever. My sister wanted me to join the Yacht Club for years and we finally decided to do so this summer. ANd we have had a great time! Last night we went to game night with them. They are trying to get more people to come out during the week. So we played pinochle, had 3 beers and pizza. The pizza was homemade and delicious. Very thin crust and fresh veggies. WE talked about our upcoming trip to Niagara Falls and we are all looking forward to it! I'll tell you about that when it happens! Later. Got to get going!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/14/2011 5:04PM

    What a lovely blog !
You've made ME feel calm and happy, too !
Thanks !

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MARSHASTAR 1/14/2011 12:04PM

    I know I say this all the time, but here goes again. ."""I live vicariously through you""!!..
Your busy schedule keeps me thinking about all the stuff I haven't done.
(so i sit here still not doing anything)
I admire your zest for life, and you are so correct to just keep going, being busy.
DOING stuff instead of sitting in front of the computer THINKING about doing stuff.
Thank you for sharing your interesting life with us.
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KASEYCOFF 1/14/2011 6:10AM

    Yep, sounds like you're really getting things in perspective. Diet and exercise and so on are a part of life, and important part, but (IMHO) not the main focus of life. The real priority is your own contentment and enjoyment of life, and if you've got that, you've got the world on a string, kiddo. Thinks me. emoticon

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Just imagine, we are the only state in the nation with no snow! Even Hawaii has snow according to George Stephanopoulis on GMA! It's cold enough here for snow so I'll bundle up anyway. Would love to just stay home but not to be. I've been going back and rereading my blogs from last year at this time. I had just returned from DIsney and while writing, this came out of my fingers:

Whoa, did I really say that? You cannot lose weight and keep it off without changing yourself!! It just rolled off the keyboard and it's my new mantra!!!!!!!! I believe it!! For the first time in my life, I KNOW I have to change to be thin! I understand, I get it!
Losing weight is not depriving myself of the pleasure of eating anything I want. If I want to lose weight, I have to give up some foods temporarily and then learn to eat them in moderation, for the rest of my life! "

Okay, I still believe it but I guess I haven't decided to change myself enough to lose the weight. Or I am too busy with extracurricular activities to give it the time. I did set up my Wii fit yesterday and I did 35 min and I was told I was in pretty good shape, even though obese! Looking at my picture, do you think I am obese? I said yesterday that I would devote more of my time to exercise and still try to eat healthier and make good choices. This past year I've done little to increase the exercise while trying to stick to some sort of diet. Maybe if I concentrate on more exercise, the weight loss will happen. I'll try it.

At least I am still here. And cold! Later

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MAIDFRANMARY 1/12/2011 10:00PM

    You can come up here in Minnesota. We are going down below zero tonight. We have 20inches of snow or better on the ground right now. It's hard to want to exercise when it's that cold.
We all need to change at least something. Exercising is my toughest area. Good luck to you.

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ELSEEBEE 1/12/2011 12:41PM

    I have about 10 inches of snow in my yard- how much should I send you? I lived in Florida all my life until a few years ago. Learning to live in snow country (western NC) is challenging, but fun (I'm retired and can stay home when it's icy out).

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    its great that you are snowless, we are visiting usa in feb conference in florida nad then touring around but im looking forward to the cold. Live in Perth west australia and it is 40 c every da here for the last month, too hot even for the beach.! all the best with the new you

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KKKAREN 1/12/2011 8:57AM

    You don't look obese in your picture. Keep up the good attitude.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I was reading ANDI1571's blog and then was directed to two other blogs, NURSECLARA AND ONEKIDSMOM. Both were talking about self-sabotage on the weight loss. I am floundering on the weight loss end and I don't have any clue where I am at. I am interested in learning WW Points Plus but I can't seem to get to first base. Too much going on and they are so crowded at the meetings, I am setting that aside for a few weeks until I can devote myself to it. I will return to sensible eating and hope for the best.

Something weird happened to me recently. I received an e-mail message from WW I thought, asking me to be friends on facebook. I went ahead and clicked on the link but instead of WW, I got into some sort of virus for ACAI berries that went onto my facebook account and sent messages to all my friends that I had lost 5 pounds and to ask me how. It spread like wildfire no matter what I tried. My son said to change my password on facebook as it looked like I had been invaded so I did but not before my friends got the wormy message.
So last week I got a call from a woman at church who had stumbled onto that message through another friend and she wanted to know what I was doing and I had to explain it was bogus. I got to thinking about this woman who has been trying everything to lose weight as long as I have known her. 20 + years. She is a tall woman, medium build, in her 70's and she exercises every day at the gym. She is healthy and in good shape. Better than me and she has been trying to lose weight all these years and she isn't even fat! I can compare myself to her so it was an eye opener for me. Should I just be happy at the weight I am at and just learn to lose exercise or should I continually beat myself up to lose only to fall off the wagon, over and over. I seem to maintain between 180 and 189. Should I just be satisfied?

Maybe what I need to do is to focus on exercise. I am definitely a slug when it comes to exercise so maybe that is what I should do. Try to eat healthy and learn to love exercise instead. I would probably drop weight too. I have a busy life with my business and extra-curricular activities and I can't fit extra things in.
I'm having trouble getting to my quilting which I love. If I'm spending time trying to learn WW, then I don't have time to learn how to enjoy exercise. So I think I am going to put exercise into the forefront for a while but still make healthier food choices and not try to count points, etc. today, I don't have a decorating appointment so I think I am going to devote some time to hooking up the WII fit and setting up some sort of program! Later!

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KASEYCOFF 1/12/2011 5:44PM

    There could be some truth to that, Carol. That is, it might not be a question of losing weight but of losing body fat - which is what would happen if you exercise and get more fit. Maybe if you bring it up to your doctor and explained that you aren't sure focusing on diet is the answer for you, but rather, a good physical fitness program, with total focus on getting stronger, having more endurance, working on cardio and flexibility, etc. Do you think that s/he would refer you to a physical therapist or trainer or someone to get a good plan lined up?

p.s. And yes, that d----d virus is a clever one! I got an email from my daughter - well, it LOOKED as tho it came from her, and it had her email address on it - but it was that same thing. I contacted her and said 'Before I open this link, tell me if you really sent it.' She hadn't, but if I'd been a little faster to click before I thought about whether she'd really sent it, I'd have been in the same boat you were. Can you believe those spammers honestly think people will fall for their stuff and pay money to them?!?

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We got back from Disney yesterday about 3:30 and we had a wonderful time seeing the grandkids and family. My son, his wife and her dad completed the Full Disney Marathon and got the Mickey Medal! My son had not trained well for the marathon and we were concerned he would finish. But he did and he was so proud of himself! Now they are at the airport in Orlando, trying to get home to Greensboro. Atlanta is a zoo and they have to fly through there so hopefully they won't be stuck. My husband did the half and he says this is the last one as he didn't have all that good of a time! At least I did a lot of walking and while we were waiting at Hollywood studios near the Christmas tree for everyone to pass by, I pushed the baby's stroller back and forth and kept moving. And I had two salads for lunch instead of fries and chicken fingers, etc. Only 2 good choices but oh, well.

Back to the grind!

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JENNY888 1/11/2011 10:51AM

    Two good choices is a start. Congratulate yourself for these two choices. Feel good about them and they can lead to more.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/11/2011 8:30AM

    I hope that you and your family will have a nice 2011 !

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Friday, January 07, 2011

This is the wdw marathon weekend that we go to every year. we go with son,wife and grandkids. Hubby is doing the half and the rest are doing the full. I watch. Yesterday,s schedule was hectic. 730, chamber bkfst, 900 , home for paperwork at the job, 1000, dr,s apmt that got cancelled,back home to prepare for client, pb&j sandwich, lay down for 15 min to regroup, drive to 1:oo client,make decisions and sale,2:30 ,see second client,pickup check for DR furniture and bedding, 3:00 deliver two lamps and collect check, try to see another client not home,3:25 I,m starving so go get mcchicken sandwich and ice tea. Home at 4:00 and record checks and place orders,check messages. At about 4:30 I give up. Feed dog and lay down. Hubby comes home, nodinner,he ate and leaves for his barbershop singing. I read mail, have cup of soup and klondike bar. Wash clothes and pack suitcase,watch news and stupid movie. Check emails. 9:30 I get in bed. Hubby comes home and packs. Finally turn off lights. 4:00am alarm goes off. It is now 5:50 am and we are on way to disney for 8 hour drive.
This is a typical day, especially if I am going out of town. We will drive back Monday, our 37th wedding anniversary. Work catch up for three days and then off toAtlanta Market for the weekend. Tuesday night is chamber annual banquet. Thursday is quilt night. at least I will be walking a lot. Atlanta is 24 floors of shopping in 3 buildings. I guess you could say I have an active life. I will see 2 grandsons this weekend. Later.

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ELSEEBEE 1/7/2011 11:03AM

    Enjoy the wdw marathon! My DD and her best friend walked it a few years ago, wearing tiaras and giving the crowd the "royal" wave along the way! Needless to say, they were a big hit!

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PVILLAGO 1/7/2011 7:09AM

  Isn't it wonderful that you have such a full and blessed life?
Enjoy every moment of it because life can change in a blink of an eye.
Just be grateful and have a great time. Busy is good :) emoticon

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