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Happy Friday!

Friday, November 02, 2012

I LOVE this time of year! Here in Vegas we are finally cooling off for which I am so very thankful! I want to wear my autumn clothing, darn it! In any case, I had a wonderful day yesterday!

I am thankful work went so well yesterday and that I accomplished so much. I lovedending the work day with such a sense of contentment and accomplishment.

Speaking of work, I am so grateful that the Universe conspired to get me into my present position. Before this, I was under so much stress, more than I even realized. For the first time in such a long time (we're talking years here!), I look forward to going to work. I enjoy what I do and I'm good at it. Okay, yes, having a giant window that faces the mountains REALLY helps! *grins* It is a soothing balm to look out and see the wind rustling through the trees,see the clouds shadow the mountain, watch the rain fall...it does a psyche good!

I'm so thankful for my fur baby Shade and the joy she brings me each and every day. The unconditional love she shares with me. The playfulness, the attitude, the cuddles and purrs mean the world to me.


Have a most awesome day!

Bright Blessings,
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PINKNFITCARLA 11/2/2012 9:35PM

    Happy Friday to you also!

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HEYRED221 11/2/2012 9:18PM

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EVERLEARNING 11/2/2012 11:30AM

    How nice to wind up the work week on such a good note!

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JACKIE542 11/2/2012 11:02AM

    Good things to be thankful for! emoticon

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MIMIDOT 11/2/2012 10:44AM

    Glad things are going well with you. Good luck!

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NEPTUNE1939 11/2/2012 10:39AM

    LOL - That's why I live in Carson Valley - It's much cooler - LV is a great place to visit. Likewist have a great day, Earl

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A Month of Thanks

Thursday, November 01, 2012

November is one of my favorite months and Thanksgiving holds so many wonderful memories. I hate how Thanksgiving gets lost in the shuffle between Halloween and Christmas.

One of my favorite things to do is keep a gratitude journal. Over the last couple of years I have become very lax in keeping it, although I have so many things to grateful for and try to always say thank you for my blessings everyday. However, there is power in writing things down.

My goal this month is to use my blog as a gratitude journal. I commit to writing at least 3 things I am grateful for everyday. There is a very strong feeling in myself today that I need to do this, the Universe is gently insistent this morning. It's time to make gratitude a daily blessing again!

1. The beautiful sunrise that is gracing my view with pinks, gold, and wisps of white clouds.

2. My health! Everyday I get stronger and healthier and I am so thankful for my life!

3. For Spark People and all the difference it has made in my life. It has been a slow journey, filled with ups and downs. However, I keep moving forward a little every day and that is because I have this wonderful site with supportive friends who travel the journey with me!

Bright blessings on this beautiful morning, have a splendiferous day!

  
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JEWELMOTI 11/1/2012 1:38PM

    You have inspired me to continue thankfulness through out my life!
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EVERLEARNING 11/1/2012 12:09PM

    Lovely!!
It's so important to take a moment to be grateful and aware of all we have.
It can help pull us out of those "Down" thoughts that come so easily some days.

I'm grateful that you posted this!

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JENGOJENGO 11/1/2012 12:04PM

  I, too, am thankful for SP! emoticon

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LHLADY517 11/1/2012 11:35AM

    Over and over, God's Word tells us (actually commands us) to be thankful. Too many times, we ignore this. To actively search for an attitude of thankfulness is a great goal.

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Autumn is almost here! HUZZAH!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Well, yeah....It's been an interesting few weeks. I vacillate between going great guns and doing pretty much everything right, then it trickles away to practically nothing. I ate poorly yesterday and I have to admit it was by choice. I'd been fighting a certain craving for days and finally decided to follow through, rather than let it build and become an obsession. So I followed the 1 step back and 2 steps forward idea. I decided not to feel guilty over my decision. I enjoyed it, it tasted good and I felt content.

Today I ate on the lower side of my calorie range, had 6 servings of veggies, drank all my water and exercised for 30 minutes. I made the commitment to keep moving forward. I am so determined to see more results. My clothes are getting a wee bit looser. I know I'm doing something right more times than not and that is enough to keep me going.

I have my new wardrobe planned and I m looking forward especially to getting my arms toned up. Yes I know, kinda odd...but I wanna go sleeveless! *LOL* In any event, I'm really and truly okay and it feels really good to say it and mean it. There was a time, not too horribly long ago, if I had a day like yesterday, i would have thrown in the towel and given up. So, yeah...I'm feeling pretty good.

Here is to a Sparking good week!

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HEYRED221 9/20/2012 3:28PM

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ODDEVOLUTIONARY 9/17/2012 3:56AM

    This is one of the best blogs I've read in such a long time! You had a craving, and rather than giving in and then beating yourself up about it, you gave in and totally owned it. AND you proactively took steps today to make yourself feel good and healthy the next day. No self pity, or "well, I've ruined it, guess I'll go eat a bag of pork rinds". That is such a sensible way to handle cravings. MAD kudos to you and a gigantic thumbs up.

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MILADY_LCF 9/16/2012 11:36PM

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i know how it feels to go back and forth sometimes, good job sticking to it. I like your goal of going sleeveless!
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Been a while

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wow! It's almost the end of August. So looking forward to cooler weather and AUTUMN! I've begun Fall cleaning and am looking forward to putting all my autumn odds and ends out.

Work has been an adventure these last few weeks. It has been a big adjustment and I am still having a bit of trouble. It will sort itself out...It always does.

I began the SparkCoach trial to day. I'm looking forward to exploring it. I am doing well, but find I am having difficulty with motivation. I hope this will help.

A few weeks ago I had the unique privilege of volunteering at the annual Star Trek convention. One of my best friends heads up the volunteer team of one of the official vendors. I got to be the personal assistant to one of my favorite actresses on Next Gen. I met other cast members and I had the best weekend EVER! I have been asked to join the volunteer team and I will be going to volunteer at a charity event the company is hosting the first weekend of December. This gives me a major weight goal to work towards! Motivation!

Okay, time to fix supper and feed my cat. Loving the weekend and hope you are too!
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HEYRED221 8/25/2012 8:27PM

    I am having issues with motivation as well. The Star Trek convention sounds like it was a blast. The Next Generation was my favorite of the series. Have a great week!

Carolyn

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This weekend was entirely too short!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Ye gods! Where does the time go? Honestly, I wish we had some sort of device that would speed up time during the week and s-l-o-w it down in the weekends and holidays! Okay, enough whining! *LOL*

"Magic Mike" was okay. Pretty men to watch....yup! Nice to get out of the apartment for a while. Saw a few previews of movies I'd like to see. The counter girl thought my friend and I were twins...We really don't look anything alike other than similar hair color and we both wear glasses. Where I am rubenesque- *grins* My friend is extremely slender. But it was good for a giggle!

Did the 2 mile brisk walk on "Walk away the pounds!" It was a little much, but I made it all the way through. Also did my strength training. I feel so good. Day by day, I get a little stronger...day by day, my health improves!

Now to get ready for tomorrow. Another week, another adventure in the making!

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HEYRED221 7/9/2012 3:45PM

    emoticon I couldn't agree more!!!! Monday again :-(

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TAMENI2 7/9/2012 2:09PM

    I agree, weekends are too short. I was tempted to call in today, but once I get to work, I'm glad to be here. Way to go on your walking.

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