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Love and be loved

Saturday, December 27, 2014

' Seize the moments of happiness , love and be loved. !!!! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." Leo Tolstoy

What are you concentrating on today .!!! Are you obsessing on the fact that you didn't lose weight , or that you are a little overweight. Or are you more interested in the fact that your family truly loves and needs you. ?

If you concentrate more on the happiness in your life you will have easier and better success with your exercise, healthy eating and weight loss .

Eat the fruits and vegetables, grains and lean meats that make you happiest. Don't waste time and enjoyment eating apples if you don't truly love them. Make sure you get the proper nutrients , how you go about it is all up to you.

Do the exercises that bring pure joy to your life . If you love to dance , dance away . If you love to jump and run than go right ahead. Don't waste time on exercise that is not fun for you . Exercise should be challenging not boring or bone crushing painful.

Exercise and eating right is a small part of your day fill the rest up with happiness and love.

Today my son and I ate separate salads and talked about our health issues and our day. My daughter and I went on a 45 minute walk around the block where we discussed making an action plan for our bills. This morning my husband brought me a black coffee , and a bagel with egg whites.

Spend your day looking for happiness . Spend your day giving and receiving love. If we try our hardest to do these to things , the rest of our lives will fall right into it's proper place. Then we can happily lose the weight , and happily gain our health back. Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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JAZZII4 12/28/2014 9:53AM

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FRAN0426 12/28/2014 12:37AM

    This is so true. No one needs to be wasting time trying to drag through an exercise routine they don't like, or isn't something they should be doing. I have a friend that goes to the gym and works on lifting weights--that's fine except, she is so short she struggles to reach some machines. I told her you stop doing the ones that will end up getting you injure, if they don't adjust to for you walk to the next machine you can do. We need to be enjoying what we do for exerxise.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/27/2014 7:10PM

    I agree, finding what we love to do brings much happiness and doing it with our loved ones is even better. emoticon

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ROMAN8 12/27/2014 6:58PM

    This is excellent.
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JANTHEBLONDE 12/27/2014 5:07PM

    Love your blog! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and love,
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NEW-CAZ 12/27/2014 4:10PM

    emoticon and timely advice for anyone embarking on eating well starting 2015!
You always have such good advice Joanne, I'm with you...........if you don't like a particular veg/fruit don't eat it. If you haven't tried it though its worth a go.................I never thought I'd like kale or broccoli now I can't get enough

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HOLLYM48 12/27/2014 4:03PM

    Right on Joanne! I absolutely 100 % agree with you.
Life is too short to do things you hate, find something you love or learn to love it! I love running and I just did a 4 mile run with a 1 mile walk on my treadmill and I love it because I never thought I could do it! And then I got down on the floor and stretched and it felt so good!
We can always reinvent ourselves but the key is to find happiness in whatever you are doing. We can choose to be happy, or we can choose to be miserable. I will always choose happiness,.
Glad you had a great day with your family!
Hugs!

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Time Control

Friday, December 26, 2014

If you can gain control over 60 percent of the time in your life, you are really successful." Rod Steiger

Wondering how to be more successful at gaining control of your weight? Easy gain more control of your time..

Some easy ways to control your time better put up a do not disturb sign . There are times of the day that my family knows not to disturb me unless they want me to be disturbed . I don't literally need a sign but they do know not to bother me when I write my blogs and when I exercise . Disruptions take time away from your goals , wants and needs . Mommy desperately needs some alone time .

Another easy way to gain control of time is to make more appointments. Really? Really.!!!! If you know when you are exercising , grocery shopping , cooking and eating it is easier to be successful. We have four people using the washer and dryer at my house making appointments for the washer and dryer saves less time walking down two flights of stairs to find it in use . Make yourself water and sleep appointments also and keep them.

Another way to gain more control of your time is to delegate. If someone is already going out have them pick up your coffee or paper saving time and money for extra gas. Delegate or barter house hold chores to save you more time to cook healthy or exercise. For instance I grocery shop . The husband or kids if home bring in the groceries. I take care of the pantry upstairs , and the refrigerator. Someone else brings down the groceries to my storage area in the cellar or the freezer.

Multi task sometimes helps . Pick up the clothes at the cleaner , the prescriptions at the pharmacy and the groceries all in one trip. Be careful if you are multitasking your cooking , you don't want to burn down the house . Doing too much multitasking can put too much stress on you defeating the purpose. In that case scaling down may be smarter . Do you really need to make a special trip to a store to save 20 cents . Probably not.

We spend a lot of time at work sometimes more than home. Let your coworkers know when you don't want to be disturbed, when you are available and when you will check your emails . You don't want to get behind checking emails all day and get stuck bringing work home,

If you have the money get a dvr or a dvd machine . Taping your favorite shows to watch after you work out or cook a healthy supper makes more sense . You can even scroll through the commercials,.

Another way to save time is to set it and forget it. Use your crockpot to cook healthy meals, Yesterday I made stew at 8am and had it cooking on a low heat all day , in the oven . No need to stir, add ingredients etc.
Also sync your Tec devices once a day , because we all know once you get on that computer time has a way of erasing .

Time ?!! It is almost time for my scheduled walk with the dog. Please add any more tips you can think of to save time and or money . Hugs, happiness and healthy Living

  
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MYAKAYAH 12/26/2014 6:26PM

    I use delegation and multi-tasking frequently, makes sense to let others help you when possible. It saves time and wear and tear honestly!

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JANTHEBLONDE 12/26/2014 5:26PM

    Thanks for sharing! Great advice! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!
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HDEGMD 12/26/2014 3:28PM

  Great insight. Thanks once again.

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All is Well

Thursday, December 25, 2014

" All is well, practice kindness, Heaven is nigh." Jack Kerouac

Merry Christmas!!!!

I am wishing all my family and friends a Happy Healthy Peaceful year.

Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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HEALTHIER-VICKI 12/25/2014 4:41PM

    MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS !

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VEG954 12/25/2014 11:49AM

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GABY1948 12/25/2014 11:43AM

    Merry Christmas!

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    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
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JANTHEBLONDE 12/25/2014 10:54AM

    Merry Christmas! Wishing you and your family a Christmas filled with lots of Love, Joy, Peace and Happiness!
Hugs and love!
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HOLLYM48 12/25/2014 9:23AM

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. May you be surrounded by love and joy today and may the New Year be the best ever! Love and hugs to you on this beautiful day.
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Be a Light to all your meet

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

" Don't worry about the darkness --- turn on the light and the darkness automatically goes ." David Lynch

Today while your lighting your Christmas trees, or lighting the candles on your table ,remember to be a light .

Be light and merry today and always . Let the Christmas spirit light your soul with positivity , happiness and light. Smile at all you meet . Let the wonder of small children on Christmas morn light your own sense of wonder so you can delight in the magic of our world.

Do not let the darkness the Grinch ,or the devil and his minions touch your soul and heart.

Let your heart sing and light it with thanksgiving for all you have and the gifts that are to come. Keep your family close and show them the love that the world has to offer.

Treat yourself lightly with Love and the respect you give to others . Do good and be good to yourself. Hug yourself often . Believe me your love will spread and will always be enough.

Together we can light the world today and always .


Thanks to all my friends especially the ones who prayed for me . My bursitis is now a small pain instead of mighty roar . My children are currently pitching in cleaning house and cooking and baking so my holiday party can go off without a hitch. My Christmas present has come early this year.

May all of you find peace and happiness this Holiday Season . Much happiness and hugs from my family to yours . Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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    emoticon blog. emoticon Glad you're feeling better. Have a Merry Christmas. emoticon emoticon

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HDEGMD 12/24/2014 6:17PM

  Enjoying reading your blogs.. Thank you.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/24/2014 4:52PM

    Thank you so much, beautiful blog.
So glad that you are feeling better, so nice of your family to help too.
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JANTHEBLONDE 12/24/2014 3:02PM

    What a beautiful and inspirational blog! I am so glad if you got some relief from the cortizone shot! That is wonderful that your children are pitching in cleaning the house and cooking and baking for your holiday party! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve with your family and friends!
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SLIMMERJESSE 12/24/2014 2:45PM

    Have a Merry Christmas, Joanne.

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    emoticon Merry Christmas Joanne to you and yours from me and mine emoticon

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HOLLYM48 12/24/2014 12:09PM

    So glad to hear that your shoulder is feeling better. That is one of the best presents you can have! So glad your family is helping out and I wish you the merriest of Christmas's and may you be blessed each and every single day.
Thanks for being the light for so many here!
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BERGBA7 12/24/2014 12:06PM

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Believe in the Magic

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

" Believe it is possible to solve your problem, Tremendous things happen to the believer . Believe the answer will come . It will ." Norman Vincent Peale

The Grinch had a hold of me big time for a while . I am sure we all have felt his touch this holiday season, We miss the ones not here . We long for the good old times , and we feel there is not enough time or money .

I have been battling shoulder pain that has me sidelined . Getting dressed is hard , my right arm is the problem the one you do everything with. So today although I owe the doctor money and would rather be wrapping the few presents we have I went to the doctors. While there I was contemplating how the party I am hosting tomorrow is supposed to go ,if all I feel like is going to sleep to get rid of the pain.

A few x-rays later we learned I have calcified bursitis in the front and back of my shoulder and a possible rotor cuff issue. Since I have a pacemaker and can't have an mri the only other way to diagnose the problem would involve injecting dye in my shoulder and then poking around . It's very painful. So after talking to my very sympathetic doctor we decided on a cortisone shot and a prayer . At least I will have less pain for Christmas .

It was pretty cool talking to my doctor about exercise workouts and when I can start again, and what I can do, My doc is 60 but looks 45 because he works out everyday . He wants me to use that shoulder but not to over use it.

Since I believe in the power of prayer and the magic of Christmas and the fat jolly old elf I think I should have a good outcome,

I so Believe I do!!! Do You?

  
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STEPBYSTEP1955 12/24/2014 4:13PM

    Sorry that you're in such pain with your shoulder! I hope the Cortizone shot works and relieves some of your pain! Hope you enjoy your get together tomorrow as pain free as is possible.

Warmest thoughts and best wishes
for a wonderful Holiday
and a Happy New Year.
May peace, love and prosperity
follow you always

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MSLZZY 12/24/2014 6:44AM

    Sorry for the pain you are experiencing. DD just had surgery on her shoulder for bone spurs last week-not fun but the cortisone shots were only a temporary fix. Deal with this after Christmas and I hope the shot works for a long time.

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2BDYNAMIC 12/23/2014 9:08PM

    My hubby and I are going to join in prayer tonight for you Joanne! ......... You are a sweetheart ........... and I do hope you get some rest too ............. emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/23/2014 4:15PM

    I do believe Jo, sending many prayers your way.
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RICKISMOM1 12/23/2014 4:15PM

    I can emphasize... I had a torn rotator cuff a half year ago-- finally had to have surgery! Hope the cortisone helps!! GREAT that your doctor gives you clear instructions on exercise.

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GABY1948 12/23/2014 3:39PM

    I DO believe and I have been praying for you too! The Lord LOVES to heal! Blessings to you for the whole Christmas season! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 12/23/2014 3:29PM

    I am sorry to hear you're in so much pain with your shoulder! I hope the Cortizone shot relieves some of your pain! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a New Year filled with happiness!
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MYAKAYAH 12/23/2014 3:25PM

    Hopefully your pain will lessen over the next few days and you will improve!
I have to admit I prefer having a Doctor who can walk the walk while he or she does the talk!

I haven't been a Grinch this holiday season and I hope it keeps up honestly!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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NEW-CAZ 12/23/2014 3:00PM

    Hope you soon feel some relief hun and get into the spirit, I'm finding it hard this year I confess!

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/23/2014 2:43PM

    You make me smile, Jo. Wishing you happy, pain-free days.

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HOLLYM48 12/23/2014 2:17PM

    I am saying a special prayer for you for peace and healing Joanne. It is not fun to be in so much pain. Hang in there and I hope the cortisone shot works for you.
BIg hugs and Merry Christmas!

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