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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Okay, kitchen is done except for the sweeping and mopping. I'm afraid I got distracted a couple of times(Gee, WHAT a surprise!!)

It all started when one of my favorite songs from my teenage years played on my Ipod. Ohhhh, I am dating myself here, but I don't care. It was the Bellamy Brothers "Let Your Love Flow." That led me to seeing if I could find a video of it (Gotta Love You Tube!) I did fond it, but that video led me to several more of my fav oldies. Tommy James and the Shondells, Tommy Roe, Peter and Gordon, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Edison Lighthouse, BJ Thomas, and so many more. Jeeze, talk about a trip through time! 'm gonna look for these on ITunes and add them to my dancing lists. I was be bopping on my chair as I was rediscovering the joy of 60's and 70's music!

For my Doctor Who friends, I found a brilliant video called :The Tenth Doctor-a Musical!" It was AWESOME!

Now I am going to sign off again, with Tommy James singing "I Think We're Alone Now!"


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TOGEMON 1/13/2013 3:44PM

    I LOVE Tommy James - and I was born in the 80s! "Crimson and Clover" is one of my favorite songs ever.


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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Greetings from below freezing Las Vegas! it is 19 degrees, sunny and beautiful! Today is switch off Sunday, no TV and as little computer time as I can stand! *LOL* (Not that I'm addicted or anything! *Giggles*)

Getting ready to finish my kitchen and work some more on my room. I was going to work on it after work, but it was a really rough week with physician's offices back from the holidays and playing catch up with everyth9ing they didn't do over the last several weeks. I am also finding that in the new position at work, I sit WAAAAAAAAAAY longer that I am used to and by the end of the day, I am exhausted! I went from a job where I was running around several times a day, to one where I was up occasionally, to this one where I sit in the same position for 2-3 hours at a time. I cannot believe the difference!

So I have taken to getting up once at least every hour to hour and a half and stretching at my desk! I really don't know how people can stand sitting in those office chairs for so long without moving! *LOL* I have noticed that I feel better at the end of the day and have a wee bit more energy if I do this very regularly!

So once I am done here, I am off to work on my sanctuary. I keep envisioning how it is going to look and how I a going to love coming home and having time and the inclination to do work on projects, study , meditate and just be in y calm and de-cluttered home.

Brightest blessings for a beautiful day!
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HEYRED221 1/13/2013 8:04PM

    It is cold here in Albuquerque as well. It was -1 this morning - crazy!!!

I have one of those desk jobs too, people don't understand why it can be so exhausting, but it is. I try to get up often and walk up and down the hallway or go outside for a real walk.

Have a wonderful week and stay warm :-)


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TOGEMON 1/13/2013 3:26PM

    Happy Sunday!

I would love to have my room be a decluttered sanctuary :) It's slow going, but I will get there one day!


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Wonderful Sunday!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

The TV has been off all day! It was much easier than I thought it would be! I can do this all the time and get so much more done...including some sewing and studying and pampering! I'm almost done with my laundry and I made good progress on my room. I can work on my room for a little while each night after work and it will be done in no time. (Have I mentioned I am a pack rat and come from a LONG line of pack rats?) I am totally serious about getting rid of anything that carries a bad vibe or memory...that doesn't make me happy or serve me in some way!

That being said, I still get distracted by the computer, but I had a good reason today. An old friend from High school found me on Twitter today! I was so tickled! What's really cool is that I pulled a card from my oracle deck and it was Abundance. (Which of course does not necessarily mean money...) One of the meanings of the card suggested that I would have a surprise of some sort! I did!

I have stayed well within my calorie range today. I made spaghetti tonight with ground turkey(Go me) and Ronzoni garden vegetable spaghetti. They claim you get a serving of veggies in every serving. It was really good! I had yogurt for dessert with a little package of milled and finely ground flax seed. I found a company that makes boxes of little travel packs you can carry with you and sprinkle on cereal, in yogurt or in smoothies. It's a fabulous source of omega3 and there is little to no flavor. I like it!

Well, time to get my last load out of the dryer and put away. Work a few more minutes on my room then color my hair. I can't wit to snuggle down in bed with a good book!

Bright blessings for a peaceful night,

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TOGEMON 1/7/2013 11:17AM

    Yum, that spaghetti sounds delicious! I love Italian food.

I'm working on getting rid of stuff too... that's a good idea, to let anything with a bad vibe go. I get emotionally attached to inanimate objects (hence my love of balloons), so getting rid of things is hard for me. I need to keep in mind that if it's not useful or doesn't make me happy, I should let it go!


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A Quick Note

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Yesterday I bought myself one of those tiny little one egg non stick pans. I love to make breakfast sandwiches but disliked having big, spread out or lumpy scrambled egg on my sandwich. This allows me to have a perfectly sized helping of eggs(or in my case, egg beaters) to fit on my little, round, sandwich thins.

I use Orowheat 100 % whole wheat sandwich thins, eggbeaters southwestern style, 1 teaspoon of mayo, a dollop of Dijon mustard, a morningstar prime griller veggie burger (I don't care for their veggie sausages) and fat free sharp cheese. Sometimes I will use real sausage for a treat. I am going to try Canadian bacon this week as well. Yum! *sighs contentedly*

Okay, logging off now...lots to do...


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HEYRED221 1/6/2013 5:02PM

    Sounds yummy - eager to hear how it comes out!

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REDDBETSY 1/6/2013 2:46PM

    I like to make eggs for breakfast sandwiches in the microwave: I have tiny Pyrex bowls, one that is EXACTLY the size of an Orowheat, and another that is EXACTLY the size of a Thomas 100% whole wheat 100 calorie English muffin.

I admit a fondness for Morningstar Farms sausage patties-- I find that the slight spicy kick holds up better in the sandwich form. I do concede that the burgers have better 'meaty' texture. I have not tried Canadian Bacon @ home-- I do occasionally use 2 or 3 super-lean lunchmeat ham slices instead, and I always like that for the saltiness (which, of course, is bad :)

You might try Smart Balance Mayo-- it supposedly has a lot of Omega-3 Fatty acids and no Trans Fats.

And I skip the cheese and the savory condiments and use 1 tsp. red plum jelly. Yeah. Weird, I know.

(Today we had Eggs n' Oats-- one of my newest SparkRecipes finds. Sounds sorta gross when you look at the recipe-- but, surprisingly, it tastes like somewhat like a pancake or the base of a breakfast casserole. Great with either salsa or Maple syrup. Even the picky 10-year-old asked for seconds. Awesome!)

We should have breakfast together sometime! Sounds Awesome! Happy Noshing!

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Get Ready...Get Set....GO!!!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

"Our destiny changes with our thoughts; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thoughts correspond with our desires." - Orison Swett Marden

I'm working really hard at changing my thought patterns! While I can be very positive and almost disgustingly upbeat (ask my non morning friends! *LOL*), I can be equally negative and oh so down! It drives me crazy! One of my first goals this year is to work on controlling, if not ejecting, the negativity from my thoughts. It won't be easy, but I KNOW I can do it!

I started my new year today and at the moment am very excited about it. I need to make some serious changes in my life (Lifestyle?) to get where I WANT to be.

Goals this far:

Turn off the TV! No more having it on for noise or company. Unless there is some thing I really wish to watch, it is not going to be on. (This will be REALLY difficult for me, but I KNOW I can do it.)

"There is no failure except in no longer trying."
–Elbert Hubbard

Everyday I will do some form of cardio for at least 15 minutes. Be it walking on the treadmill, dancing, walking in place when I do have the tv on, doing one of my DVDs. There is no excuse not to move during my day!

I am going to try yoga. I have a DVD of yoga for big girls(Along with the book) and I am going to see if I like it. I am going to give it a fair chance and not quit because I can't do something the first, second or third time I attempt it...

I will be much more conscious of what food I bring into the house. I will consciously choose healthy food and will jut as consciously decide to have a small treat every now and then. I will avoid bringing into my home, my known trigger foods.

I will track my food honestly every day.

This is a good start and I am truly excited. I just the little while it has taken me to type this down, I feel optimistic and a sense of joy for doing something good and positive.

So now, off to have a bite of breakfast and attack my room. I have a whole other set of goals that are not health related, however I know I will most certainly reap the benefits of feeling mentally and physically accomplished and contented that I did what I set out to do! Everything is connected, isn't it.

"The secret of success is constancy of purpose."
-Benjamin Disraeli

Have a magical day!
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TOGEMON 1/7/2013 11:22AM

    I'm trying to eliminate negative thoughts too, especially about other people ^^; When I catch myself thinking something bad about someone, I'm trying to replace it with a good thought... or if I can't, think about something else positive instead! emoticon


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AMETHYSTSTAR 1/6/2013 10:53PM

    @BETSY: If the TV isn't on, music is...I love Sunday mornings when our NPR Classical Music partner plays Sunday Baroque until noon.

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AMETHYSTSTAR 1/6/2013 5:11PM


The DVD is:

Big Yoga: A Simple Guide for Bigger Bodies
Meera Patricia Kerr, Dean Ornish


There is also a companion book to go with it.

I got them both through Amazon!

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HEYRED221 1/6/2013 5:03PM

    Ah, the tv, probably my downfall as well. But I like the idea of working out - walking in place, etc while watching tv.

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REDDBETSY 1/6/2013 3:02PM

    It is a very good idea to write up your goals like this-- clarity is a big step toward success!

I am jealous of that yoga video-- I have a yen to get back to yoga, but I have been pretty intimidated by the sets that are available. I am also absolutely terrified of group yoga classes: I went to one years ago with super-fit-marathoner sister-- but it was a Hot Yoga class. I kept up better than I thought I would, but it was gross and I was really physically uncomfortable in the heat (I hate being hot!). The universe took mercy on me by striking my sister down with sudden-onset-stomach-flu, and so I got to bail early without looking like I was the weak one! (Not so good for her, though. Poor sister! I think she is allergic to family gatherings: she always gets some weird sort of sick at the holidays!) In any case-- I used to love yoga loooong ago, but I need a gentle/modified routine until I get a bit fitter.

Your goals are great. Clear, practicable steps. Good luck with the TV-- have you tried a radio? Having the radio on NPR as the background noise for my life is soothing and often amusing, without being overly intrusive.

We can do this this year-- and once we have these habits down, it will become easier to keep them up as lifetime health habits!

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