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Chilly and Sleepy...Yet so Enthused!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Good morning! Well, December is finally acting like winter at a nippy 40 degrees out at the moment. Love it! Went to bed early last night and was up at 4:30 again with 37 minutes of dancing! No snooze button hitting for me since I started! Yay me! *LOL I slept well last night, but am very sleepy this morning. It may be the cold.

Today is my annual review, and for the first time in years I'm not freaking out over it. I always dreaded it with my last boss. Last year, it almost ruined my new year. She can be so negative, despite the fact I worked my tush off just to get a nod. It all comes down to two polar opposite personalities.

My new boss is much quieter and more relaxed than my last one. She has acknowledged my work any number of times and makes me feel as if I am part of the team. HUGE difference. I look forward to going to work and people notice how much more outgoing I am, how happy and cheerful I am. Thank the Universe for arranging things to make me happier and much more productive!

Well, breakfast time and then need to get dressed and head out the door. It is a great day!

Make healthy choices today, and if you get a chance, listen to Lily and Karen over on Spark Radio. They will help keep you on the right track!

Have a splendiferous day!
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LJR4HEALTH 12/12/2012 5:30PM

    Its wonderful when you have a boss you enjoy working for it does make for a better day and attitude good luck with your yearly review Love your attitude emoticon post

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EVERLEARNING 12/11/2012 11:34PM

    With your unbeatable attitude, I bet your review was spectacular!!
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HEYRED221 12/11/2012 2:02PM

    emoticon emoticon on getting up early and dancing!!! I just can't get myself up early. We are getting more real winter weather here too, down to high 30's last couple of days for the high temp - now we just need the snow/rain to go with it :-)

Carolyn

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/11/2012 11:11AM

    So glad you have a new boss who you like better!

Have a great day!

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KITT52 12/11/2012 11:06AM

    A bit of snow here too..

planning my healthy day

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Get on on your feet! It's Marvy Monday!

Monday, December 10, 2012

37 minuted of dancing this morning, even after less than 4 hours of sleep! (That's what I get for taking a nap yesterday!) I feel so good! I have also set up menu for the day and am just shy of the middle of my calorie range. emoticon

I had a great meditation session today! The most focused I've almost ever had! Part of it was visualizing myself two year from this last weekend, at my company holiday party, going up to receive my 25 year service recognition. I am my perfect weight and I'm wearing a beautiful Christmas red dress with my hair all long and shiny. Friends I haven't seen in more than a year are stunned at how good I look. I am graceful, charming, and have never looked so good. So now I know I have a long term goal and can focus on now to make it by then.

Spark coach spoke of finding a song that inspires you. Not one you'll necessarily dance or exercise too, although in my case. it is one and the same! My go to song for getting me revved up is Gloria Estevan's "Get on Your Feet!" It pumps me up and keeps me heading in the right direction. And yes, it is great to shake my booty to as well! emoticon

I'm looking forward to what this lovely day has in store. I am so excited!

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Brightest Blessings for a magical day!
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GRANNY2B2 12/10/2012 7:40PM

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TOGEMON 12/10/2012 4:17PM

    I love that song! It's definitely a good one for inspiration-- and dancing!

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Executive decision

Sunday, December 09, 2012

I decided that today is a rest day. It is a jammies and hot chocolate day. It is a delicious nap taking, Christmas movie watching, couple of loads of laundry, Sunday.

That is all.

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HEYRED221 12/9/2012 11:12PM

    Nice day! Hope it was awesome.

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EVERLEARNING 12/9/2012 8:06PM

    Brilliant!

Sometimes that's just what you need. And you've certainly earned it!!

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LALMEIDA 12/9/2012 8:00PM

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TOGEMON 12/9/2012 7:45PM

    A good decision! I agree with Topcat; some days you just need it :)

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PDSLIM 12/9/2012 7:11PM

    Rest is important. I need some.

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TOPCAT93 12/9/2012 7:03PM

    some days you just gotta chill and then get back on track next day. Have a good day

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Huzzah for the beginning of a new week!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

This weekend my whole routine was thrown off by my company holiday party. I was at the grocery store at 5:30 yesterday morning to get my shopping done and had everything put away by 7:30. Had a small breakfast, loved on my cat, spent a few minutes on line, then took a 4 hour nap! I meant to only take an hour and half, because I knew I was going to be up late.

The party was nice, it was great seeing friends from my old office I hadn't seen in a year. I had one drink and ate a reasonable dinner, including a decadent dessert. We eat way later than I normally do at home and even if I hadn't eaten lightly throughout the day, I would have been hungry. I didn't dance this year, I felt a bit standoffish since both of the friends I was hanging with left early. Not to mention, as our company has grown over the last 23 years, I know fewer and fewer people at these shindigs. I left and made it home, but was wound up, so I didn't get to bed until after midnight. (I'm usually in bed between 8 & 9)

I didn't get up til 7 and I am feeling really draggy. I am definitely needing to dance today and get my schedule back in line. I hope I ditch this feeling of, well, not melancholy, as such, but I don't know, whatever it is, it is just not normal for me. It's amazing the difference one off day can make!

Today I am back on track, going to have some breakfast, do a little cleaning and laundry, dance, and shake myself out of this feeling, whatever it is. Time to put on some wiggling, giggling, shake my hips music and GO!

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TOGEMON 12/9/2012 2:42PM

    I'm sorry your routine got thrown off, but it sounds like you're getting right back on track :D Hope you lose the sorta-melancholy feeling once you get going.

I also love that you schedule in cat-loving time every day :) I need to spend more time loving on my four dogs...

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LALMEIDA 12/9/2012 11:38AM

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Happy Dancing (Virtually anyway) on a Fabulous Friday!

Friday, December 07, 2012

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."
Doug Firebaugh


Woohoo! What a way to start the weekend! 3 pounds down since I started with my new calorie range and choice to dance last Saturday. I know I was going to wait and weigh myself monthly, but I had to see if I was making any progress with this new program!

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I think I may have hit upon my formula, but I may weight myself weekly until January to make sure. After that, I will go to monthly. Gee, a little tweaking and experimenting can make all the difference. It all comes down to What Works for You!

That being said, I woke up with a sharp headache this morning, so I didn't dance. I'm waiting until I can eat breakfast so I can take some meds. (I have to wait about an hour after taking my thyroid medication before I can eat and there is no way I am taking headache meds on an empty stomach) Anyway, I will do my afternoon walk, and plan on dancing later today if my headaches recedes.

We are being treated to a pizza party at work today and I have already planned on one piece and lots of salad. Tomorrow night is our Holiday party, so I will eat lightly today and through the day tomorrow and make smart choices tomorrow night. Maybe I'll dance!

The sky is beginning to lighten into another beautiful morning. It has been a stressful week at work, and as I know it will straighten itself out, I am trying to be patient. I am so grateful I have this job and I am in a place that I actually enjoy going to work each day. Having my job is always at the top of my gratitude list. However, that doesn't mean I can't vent a little about the occasional stress.

Wishing every one a beautiful day! Be sure to do at least one thing today tat brings you joy!

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TOGEMON 12/8/2012 9:14AM

    Congratulations on the loss!

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HEYRED221 12/7/2012 12:33PM

    Hope you are feeling better and have a wonderful Friday!!!!

Carolyn

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/7/2012 10:45AM

    Congrats on losing three pounds! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I hope that headache goes away soon!

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ANDREWMOM 12/7/2012 9:25AM

    Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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