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A Shade~y Day

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Well...summer has announced its arrival with triple digit numbers! *sighs* And awaaaaaaaaaay we go! Yes, I hate summer and no, I have NO earthly idea why I am still in the high desert! There are saving graces, the best of which is AIR CONDITIONING (at least in my apartment! My car...not so much). Come September, the mornings and evenings start to cool down a bit, just have to wade my way through 3 months of "dry" heat! *LOL*

I woke up this morning with the best of intentions! I was (and prolly still will) get my kitchen done and start on my chaotic living room. However, my little girl cat is VERY needy today, so I am spending a lot of down time cuddling, petting, and grooming her. Normally she only likes to be held for a maximum of a minute and half(yes...I timed it) usually long enough to say hello to me when I come home from work! Lately though, she needs to be held a bit more often and for quite a bit longer (for her). I came to do the kitchen a while ago and she was weaving figure eights around my ankles or just kind of following me just out of eyesight. I am always afraid I am going to step on her, as she is so quiet and sneaky!
Anyway, I'll be taking frequent "Shade" breaks today and I suspect tomorrow as well. Like I'm worried about it! Heck...I'll love on my baby anytime. emoticon

Saw my regular doctor's partner on Thursday. What a trip she was. I really liked her, but she had very definite ideas as to what I need to do to lose weight. She also told me I need an inversion table for my back. She says they are not too expensive "only" 300 dollars and up. I just looked at her and smiled...Really? Yeeeeeah....Don't think so. Although I did have an interesting vision later that day as I ruminated on what she said. I saw myself on the inversion table, horizontal...and then Shade jumps up, sits on my stomach and looks at me as if I was crazy, then proceeds to walk up and down my body, making me her very own teeter totter! It was such a real vision that I started laughing out loud and got some very strange looks from my co- workers.

While I am grateful for her input, I think I will continue to do what I am doing...except I REALLY need to add regular exercise. Now that I am feeling better, there is no excuse not to be exercising and tweak my food plan to be more effective. On Thursday I realized that I have a wonderful 3 month stretch in front of me before the start of my busy season. I have to see the doctor again in September and I know she expects weight loss! OH! On a side note, my cholesterol has gotten out of hand and she has put me on medication. Now on top of everything else I need to study what I need to do to start lowering my cholesterol. I know exercising is key, as well as healthy eating, but I need to see if there is anything specifically I need to do, cut out or add, to help me be successful!

So, baby steps. First thing is to forgo soda, period. I am a huge water drinker, and actually don't consume a lot of soda to begin with, not even once a week. However, I really feel I need to delete it from my diet altogether. Next, I need to get moving. I have a little stair stepper I will use and may try to get my fitness room and try the stationary bike. Oh! Let us not forget my dancing! *LOL* Last year I bought a yoga dvd for plus size exercisers I want to try, but need to get my living room in order first to I have room, as well as having a feeling of calmness and serenity.

I have also determined not to have the TV on unless there is something I truly wish to watch. No more having it on for company and background noise and getting stuck to my chair, sucked into whatever is on. No more channel surfing when I KNOW there is not a thing on that interests me!

The next step, once I master that, is to reduce the amount of time I spend online. I can spend hours here and not really do much of anything. I will devote time here on SP and check email and such. But I am going to limit the amount of time I spend on certain social networks. I have already stopped playing the games to which I used to lose hours and hours (and not a little money).

I feel the stirrings of excitement and have a giant sense of possibilities. For now, I need to have lunch (since I seem to have missed breakfast) and do what I have planned to do. Life is good!

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HEYRED221 6/4/2012 3:02PM

    I can completely relate to the heat issue, not quite as hot as NV, but here in Albuq., NM we have been hitting mid-90's. I hate the heat. Would be so happy if it was mid-70's year round :-) I hope you got a lot done and have a wonderful week!!!


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LORELAI19 6/2/2012 3:53PM

    Life is good!! Now is the time to start living well!! Enjoy your new journey!

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It's a beautiful morning

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I had the best weekend! I didn't get done nearly as much as I had planned, and much to my surprise, I am perfectly okay with that. I am relaxed and there is a long forgotten feeling of contentment. I'm even looking forward to going to work! (Put's hand to forehead...Nope, I'm not sick! *ROFL*)

Didn't overindulge this weekend, quite pleased with myself, although I am not resting on my laurels. Oh yeah....When I weighed in on Sunday, I was so excited to see I lost 2 pounds in spite of myself! Yay me! *LOL* Imagine what I could do if I really put my mind to it!

Well, time to finish getting ready for work. I wonder what the day holds in store for me?

Here is to a splendiferous day!

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EVERLEARNING 5/30/2012 12:08PM

    Well, yayyy, YOU!!
Sounds like you're taking GREAT care of yourself!! And better yet, appreciating yourself!
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AUTUMNBRZ 5/29/2012 12:02PM

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Today...right this moment...I love my life~

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I feel so good today and dare I say it...hopeful! I am going to do everything in my power to keep this feeling with me. It's hard to believe this used to be my normal state of being. I miss it...I have missed me.

I got all my laundry done yesterday and made a dent in the kitchen. I was at up at 5:30 and at Wal-mart by 6:30 this morning and had my groceries put away by 8:00.

I am sitting here watching my Shade play with a plastic pull tab and playing hide and seek within the folds of a throw that is halfway off my ottoman. I love her so much! She brings me such joy. When I come home from work, she recognizes my car sounds and jumps in the dining room window waiting to see me. One of my favorite times of the day!

I am going to work on the apartment some more in the next two days, but for now I am heading for the movie theater to see "Dark Shadows." Wow, two movies in a week...last week I saw the "Avengers" and just loved it. Gotta love the AMC theater 5 minutes from me. First show of the day is 5 dollars.

Have a Splendiferous day!


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LOSINGLINNDY 5/27/2012 4:01PM

    emoticonContinue your joyful day.

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HEYRED221 5/27/2012 1:36PM

    So glad you are having an awesome day! That's such a wonderful feeling. Enjoy the movie and many more happy days!!!


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EVERLEARNING 5/27/2012 12:47PM

    So glad to hear you're having a wonderful time. You sure deserve it!!

You be sure to bookmark this blog, and refer back to it when necessary.

Give Shade a big smooch!

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SUNSHINEYDAYS 5/27/2012 12:21PM

Sounds like you are doing absolutely fantastic ! Making leaps and bounds of progress in all directions and enjoying your life - fabulous !
I saw Avengers too - great movie ! Loved it !

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Moving right along....sorta

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I tweaked my lower back this week and finally got in to see my doctor today. After discussing symptoms, we proceeded to the physical exam. She applies pressure to several places along my lower back and says "does this hurt?" I do believe I answered in the affirmative when I practically flew off the table and made the same sound Shade makes when I accidentally step on her tail when she gets under foot. *grins* She gave me REALLY good meds. I'm pretty sure I will finally sleep tonight after 3 night of no sleep.

Happy almost Friday!

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    Feel better soon!


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HEYRED221 5/12/2012 3:07PM

    Ooh, I feel your pain. I have lower back issues and went to the chiropractor twice this week. Got any extra pills to spare?!?!?! emoticon Hope you are feeling better!


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LOSINGLINNDY 5/12/2012 12:23AM

    Get well soon. And do sleep well.

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Having a rough time getting going today

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I was up at 5:45 this morning and at the grocery store by 6:30. I love doing my shopping at o dark thirty on a weekend. I was home and had groceries put away by 8:30. Had laundry on and breakfast done by 9;00. I worked some in my room and closet, but found myself extremely short tempered. I even threw a plastic shoe box down when it wouldn't stay where I put it.

Decided I needed to take a break. I did throw some laundry in the dryer (which I need to get out and fold now) and popped in "Fellowship of the RIng" for a little bit. (also watched the specials on TLC about William and Catherine. Can you believe it has been a year already! My Stars!) Time for some lunch, to put my roast on to cook, throw some more laundry on and attempt to do some more on my room. I WILL accomplish something today, darn it!

It is a beautiful day out today. I wish weekends were longer...*sighs*

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LOSINGLINNDY 4/30/2012 1:50PM

    Sounds as if you needed some time to relax without feling uncomfortable about it. I'm glad you finally sat back and watched the movie.


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EVERLEARNING 4/30/2012 12:36AM

    Your day sounds like a reasonable mix of productivity and maybe-a-little-less-than-productivi
You're right, you don't need to get it all done at once! One step at a time works with SO many things........
Be patient with yourself, OK?


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AMETHYSTSTAR 4/29/2012 6:19PM

    All righty then! *throws hands up in defeat* I will take the hint... The Universe is trying to tell me that I don't have to finish everything right this minute. I am getting upset over stupid things(most of which are my fault). So, one more load of laundry to throw in the wash, fold what I just took out. Put new pillowtop mattress cover on my bed, then put clean sheets on and make it up. Get stuff ready for work color my hair and eat my dinner. Speaking of which, my apartment smells so freaking good right now. Reminds me of Sundays when I was little and mama made this succulent roast.

Right at this moment I am sitting with a tall glass of ginger ale I flavored with a slice of lime and watching some more of "Fellowship of the Ring." I'd forgotten how much I love Aragorn and how lovely Arwen is. Time to relax a wee bit and enjoy what is left of the weekend,

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