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No, I'm not drunk

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hi All!

I haven't been on SparkPeople much lately, but thought I'd post something to let you all know that I am, in fact, still alive. I have a lot of things happening in my life right now; much of it is stressful, but I think it will ultimately improve my life. I haven't forgotten about you or about my efforts to be healthier, I just haven't been online much as I used to be.

I'm feeling especially snarky at the moment, and I just heard about "Frizzy Headed, Drunken Woman Butterhead Lettuce". --I think I'd like to grow that! Hmmm. Is it better to be "Frizzy Headed" or a "Butterhead"? There's a conundrum to stress my poor little head over. (Not that I need more stress.) Well, at least I'm not a Margarinehead, a "PartiallyHydrogenatedHead" or a "TransFatHead" so I've got that going for me.

I hope you're all living happy, active, minimally stressed lives. And, in the words of the former governor of California, "I'll be bock" (I'm sure that's easy enough to translate with my written accent)!

: )

  
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CRAFTINWIFE 7/22/2013 2:01PM

    Glad to "hear" from ya! emoticon

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RHYMESWITHBABY 7/22/2013 7:50AM

    Daylilies have strange names too. There is a whole series of them named after underwear, because someone once likened the frilly-petaled ones to French lingerie. This culminated in someone naming a variety "Crotchless Panties". I thought that was a bit much.

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/22/2013 6:12AM

    That's a real thing? Who named that??
I'm glad you're still around, and still working to get healthy : )

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DOVESEYES 7/21/2013 11:16PM

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 7/21/2013 10:27PM

    It is good to hear from you1

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SUSIEMT 7/21/2013 9:09PM

    Nice to see you again!

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NANCYPAT1 7/21/2013 6:21PM

    Sounds like a great lettuce to try to grow. Your accent was very clear and I certainly recognized the voice. Have a splendid week ahead and take care of yourself during these times of stress.

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JACKIE542 7/21/2013 5:22PM

    Sure hope things calm down for you very soon. emoticon

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ANGGEL40 7/21/2013 4:53PM

    Stress be gone..liking your attitude..Keep Sparking! emoticon

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LJCANNON 7/21/2013 3:01PM

    emoticon Sounds like some Fun Lettuce to create Salads and Smoothies out of!!

emoticon Hope the Stress in your Life gives way soon to Lots of Good Things!!

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THE NECESSITY OF A LITTLE SELFISHNESS ON VALENTINE'S DAY (AND EVERY DAY, IN FACT).

Thursday, February 14, 2013

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, SPARKIES!

This year on this holiday of love, I've decided to go against the trend. I'm putting myself first! I'm going to be a little selfish, and it's long overdue. Before you judge me, let me explain, in my usual rambling way, of course....

This is the day of pink and red, of candy and hearts. The "hearts" are what have always seemed a little odd to me. What most of us think of when we picture a heart looks something like this: [mistaken for HTML, so couldn't post. Oh well. You know what it looks like.], but what about the actual part of our anatomy which without its healthy functioning none of us would survive? Unless I'm missing something, we don't celebrate other days with the symbol of an organ that, in reality, looks nothing like the real one. --Happy President's Day! "I think of you with all my brain"; now picture a die. It's Flag Day! "Live it like your liver"; imagining a sieve? --Even dice and sieves are real things. The heart symbol is just made up, but we've seen it everywhere for so long that we know what it represents. So, I've found myself thinking about my heart in recent weeks when I've seen all of those dumb commercials. (I would be SO MAD if someone bought me that huge teddy bear I've seen plugged on TV! Space is expensive. It would just be in the way. What a waste of money! Buy me a plant. Help me start a vegetable garden. A rose bush would be great! I'd love some good quality dark chocolate with all those antioxidants. Jewelry is always a good choice (and unless it's a candy necklace from 7-11, it has no calories).--Just me opining again. Giant obnoxious teddy bears are NOT my thing. Obviously.)

All of these thoughts about my heart and heart health, in general, bouncing around in my brain lately have led me to fondly recall when Oprah (--LOVE her!) was discussing this topic with... (okay, vaguely recalling now... maybe said brain needs some dark chocolate) an expert (was it Dr. Oz? --Really, I tried to find this online so I could more accurately quote and report the details, but to no avail) showed her how her heart was doing, and her heart was found to be on the healthy side of the matter. She said (paraphrasing now) something to the effect of, "I love her!" (referring to her own heart). She went on to say that she wanted to "...take good care of her" (again, paraphrasing and referring to her heart). I remember feeling touched by this, but I just wasn't where she was in life at that point. Not that I was smoking like a chimney (or at all), living on bacon and foie gras and drinking like Hemmingway, my heart be darned (or needing to be later, like a sock). I was, however, "thriving" (or so I thought) on stress, habitually losing sleep, exercising only sporadically, usually just to lose weight, and rarely, if ever, stopping to smell the roses or much of anything appealing. I also was relentlessly pursuing my career and putting in all of the hours that that effort required. It was not a time when we were concerned about Trans Fats. I never paid attention to how much sodium was in anything I ate. I remember thinking that I'd like to care for my heart in the loving way that Oprah had expressed, but I knew that it wouldn't be my focus, at least for a few years.

Fast forward at least a decade. Quite a few people in my family have died from cancer. Maybe that should be my health-related focus. But then there are the stats: More people die from heart disease than from AIDS and all cancers combined (1). Hmm. That's a lot of people. That's a lot of risk. The good news is that there are things we can do to prevent AIDS (and we now have reasonably effective drugs to fight it) and, in general, the things you can do to help prevent cancer are the same things that help to prevent heart disease and make your brain healthier --and to prevent or reverse diabetes to boot! (2), including being happier (3). (Talk about multi-tasking! Woo Hoo!!!)

So, now I am in that place in my life where I am committing to nurturing my heart. Poor old girl. I really have put her through so much over the years. I'm sorry, dear heart. I'm in your corner (ventricle?) now. In the wisdom of the flight attendant instructions, in the event of an emergency, you must place your oxygen mask on yourself first (before you do so for your child or other traveling companion who is unable to do so). This is because you're no good to anyone else if you have passed out or are unconscious. I really think it's best, though, not to wait for an emergency to do this. So, when you're showing the people in your life how much you care for them by showering them with Valentines, don't forget to be selfish and take care of your heart. If you are bothered by the thought of being selfish, then give a healthy gift to your heart and let her (or him, as the case may be) know how much you appreciate her (or him).

Happy Valentine's Day!

Be sure to smell some roses.

[HTML] Thub-Dub.


(1) http://www.theheartfoundation.org/heart-di
sease-facts/heart-disease-statistics/

(2) http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/09/08/cooki
nglight.food.boost.mind/index.html

(3) http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/magazine/
happiness-stress-heart-disease/

  
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JSTETSER 3/20/2013 6:42AM

    I'm focusing on today!
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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/15/2013 12:39AM

    Loved this blog. Thanks for spreading the spark so well and taking the opportunity to promote real-heart health! Nothing selfish about taking care of yourself and thus inspiring others to do likewise. :)

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ISAVEDME80 2/14/2013 6:35PM

    i agree on putting yourself first and also think valentines should be celebrated for loving ourselves, year round not just for a day of expecting someone else to do it, if we cant do it for ourselves then no one should be expected to either :)


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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 2/14/2013 2:25PM

    Thank you! Your reflection is much more appreciated than all of those pink/red hearts, flowers, and chocolates.

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_BABE_ 2/14/2013 2:12PM

    Definitely true! Take care of yourself so you can be there for the others in your life! emoticon

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JACKIE542 2/14/2013 11:52AM

    Great blog, I agree, we need to take care of ourselves. I too would rather have a plant than a teddy bear, something that will last. Have a great Valentine's Day. emoticon emoticon

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SWDESERTLOVER 2/14/2013 11:49AM

    Great blog!

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SUSIEMT 2/14/2013 9:05AM

    I agree give me something that doesn't take up any room especially inside my body! Jewelry is always verrryyy nice. Have a good day!

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NEWMEN2013 2/14/2013 8:53AM

    This is one time when being selfish is not only appropriate but encouraged! so glad you have decided to take care of yourself, and I'm sure the many people that you love and that love you will be thankful that you have chosen to stay around for a little bit longer!
Happy Valentine's Day!
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SJKENT1 2/14/2013 8:20AM

    interesting - oh my goodness... ladies buttocks? I'll have to check that out today.

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KELLIEBEAN 2/14/2013 8:17AM

    Well said! That will keep me thinking today!

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NELLJONES 2/14/2013 8:11AM

    You do have to put yourself first in order to be able to be of service to others. In an airplane they always tell you that in the event of the oxygen masks dropping, but sure to put your own on before assisting others. It's the only way to be sure you are conscious in order to do the helping. That concept works in other things as well.

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ADARKARA 2/14/2013 8:04AM

    I had heard somewhere long ago that the symbol of the heart was actually based on the shape of ladies' buttocks. ;)

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    emoticon blog!! Thub-dub. Happy emoticon Day!!

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POLL QUESTION #7 : ) CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

Friday, February 08, 2013

Hello to all of my Sparkling People!

Wow! Things have been so busy in my world since the beginning of the New Year. So much is happening in my life. Plenty of stress and some things that I can't say if they're "good" or "bad" yet, although most of that really is just a matter of perspective. Whatever is happening right now involves a lot of changes. (No, I'm not pregnant! --Or in menopause, thank you very much! Hey, we're not on The View!*) I'm learning to ride out the stress without letting it be too disruptive in my life. I'm not stress-eating nearly to the extent that I did before finding SparkPeople. So, I've been thinkin'.... How do y'all (no, I'm not moving to the South, either, it's just such a handy little contraction) deal with change, in general and the inevitable stress that tends to come along with it?

So, here it is.... My sparklin' new latest poll question:

Since I started Sparkin', I've learned to manage stress and not let it affect what I eat....


A. Yes, I've mastered it!

B. Yes, for the most part.

C. Meh... maybe a little.

D. No, I still eat like the Cookie Monster.

E. I wasn't a stress-eater before I found SparkPeople.

F. Something else describes me better.... (Do tell!)


Have a Super-Sparkly Weekend! (Yeah, I'm still not tired of that commercial.)

: )


*No disrespect to the ladies of The View. I only made this comment because comedians have quipped that it's their favorite topic. I rather enjoy The View, myself.

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PROVERBS31JULIA 10/15/2013 8:24PM

    It varies but usually a C, sad to say... maybe not cookies specifically but most anything will do.

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NOMORESTALLING 2/17/2013 9:39AM

    Excellent!
I've never ever been a stress eater. My outlet has always been exercise or cleaning the house with a vengeance or outside yard work!

Matter of fact...... I got out of bed feeling revamped this morning!
Woke up with a horrific headache this morning and with a combination of a good dose of feel good hormones, a good strong cup of java and a hot shower my energy levels are through the roof!

I've got Billy Preston playing "Will it go round in circles" playing at the moment
I'm going to tackle the house from one end to the other today and get my office organized finally. Already started in fact Laundry is going dishwasher is going bathroom is scrubbed.

Going to grab my breakfast smoothie in a few minutes here.

And...I'll still be going to the gym for my hour this evening as well Meeting my exercise buddy there around seven So I had better get my butt in gear and get this all one huh? LOL

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SIMONEKP 2/14/2013 12:35PM

    F- I overeat when I am happy and content

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/9/2013 1:12AM

    Great question! Somewhere between C and D for me, so actually I guess I'm the "something else" option - I didn't learn to stop stress-eating from SP, but I did used to stress eat. I just learned to control my anxiety better, and once I understood portion sizes and nutrition content better, that took care of stress-eating. It wasn't that SP helped me manage my stress, just that it helped me realize the damage I was doing when I did stress-eat, and so I chose to stop inflicting the damage, if that makes sense, and I channeled my stress into exercising more. So...yes, SP helped, but also, SP didn't help in exactly that way. LOL whatever. That was a fun question to think about!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/8/2013 10:44PM

    B For the most part.

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LIVEDAILY 2/8/2013 4:58PM

    E - I was never a stress eater. Emotional, at times, but not due to stress. If anything, I eat less when I am stressed, which is sometimes worse!

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CMRAND54 2/8/2013 4:46PM

    C - Maybe a little.

I never considered myself a stress eater. I just like food, and lots of it. I eat when I'm happy as much as when I'm not happy. But when I think about it, I have sometimes caught myself starting to eat in response to stress. Prior to SP I wouldn't have noticed that. Noticing is not the same as stopping the eating, but it is more mindful eating.

Fortunately, I don't have a lot of stress in my life right now.

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KELTIC-CARA 2/8/2013 4:24PM

    E

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SUSIEMT 2/8/2013 3:04PM

    I hate to say this but it is B, yes for the most part and C, meh...maybe a little. I have my moments sad to say.

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 2/8/2013 2:12PM

    B

and it was a long process to get there but now I can proudly and honestly say "B"

And I can get myself in hand (most of the time) if I find myself slipping down towards the "C" neighborhood.

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JOANOFSPARK 2/8/2013 11:42AM

    B for the most part.*grin* but there are times when what I need more than food is to crawl into a cubby hole and stay there till spring......or maybe not.....but something like that could trigger a bad stress eating binge but now it usually doesn't...

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DIET_FRIEND 2/8/2013 10:54AM

    C. I don't think it was exactly stress that prompted my eating and it isn't now. I just have an unhealthy relationship with food. Maybe from being raised by post-depression parents. I am a charter member of the clean plate club.

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NITTINNANA 2/8/2013 10:28AM

    Definitely B. But when I blow it, I still blow it big-time.

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HEARTBUBBLE 2/8/2013 9:33AM

    C w/progress. Moved up from D

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MANDIETERRIER1 2/8/2013 9:32AM

    C I think I have mastered it a little, but I know I need to be careful or else I will fall off the wagon. (I also like that commercial)

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DALID414 2/8/2013 9:28AM

    B. Yes, for the most part.

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CELIAMINER 2/8/2013 8:36AM

    B-

Lately the evening munchie beast has re-emerged, and I'm struggling to tame the beast.

Love the question and think SP should use it!

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KELLIEBEAN 2/8/2013 8:27AM

    F. I am also a boredome eater. I used to be a stress eater years ago, not sure how I flipped but I am learning to manage the boredom eating since joining SP.

and I never get tired of that commercial either!

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ADARKARA 2/8/2013 8:03AM

    E. I was never a stress eater. I'm a boredom eater!

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NELLJONES 2/8/2013 7:37AM

    A, but it took a long time and a lot of new habits. Which took a long time.

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SKIRNIR 2/8/2013 6:44AM

    B.

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    B

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POLL QUESTION # 6 : ) PROCRASTINATION *IS KEEPIN' IT WAITIN'

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hello Sparkles!

I was thinkin' 'bout where we are now. It's January 25th. Exactly a month after Christmas and a few weeks after the beginning of the New Year... and more than half way to Valentine's Day from there, too. By now many of us have forgotten all about those New Year's Resolutions set only a few weeks ago, so earnestly and with so much *anticipation. But, I think I've found a useful tool to keep the motivation going. Success, in and of itself, tends to be especially motivating. However, I discovered this other new tool quite by accident when I was having an especially busy day. I had made tea one morning --and I'm sure you can relate to the mad rush to get out the door on a typical weekday. Well, I heat up my water for tea using the microwave. (Nuke a mug of water for two to three minutes. Could it be any easier?) On this particular day I was really racing... gotta GO!!! So, naturally, I forgot said mug in the microwave. Darn! I was really looking forward to enjoying that tea. Even though the tea would not have cost me any calories, this got me thinking about all of the other things that I tend to crave. The things that call my name from the kitchen, drawing me in like the siren's song to those poor, doomed sailors. (Ship)wrecking my healthy eating plans and intentions. (Sorry. Had to. I don't want to mix my metaphors, or rather similes, though. So back to the topic at hand.) If only I could forget about those things before I pillaged the cupboards and fridge. (Arrr, matey! Land Ho! Okay. I'll stop. Really.) Ahem... recovered now, I think.... I have, on occasion, been one of those people (hated by others, I'm told) who actually forgets to eat. Not so much in recent years, but I do have a history of this.

Procrastination is generally regarded as a bad thing. For example, putting off going to the gym or stopping whatever bad habit or starting one's latest resolution. But, what if I put off what I was craving? Hmm... that might actually work! So, that's what I've been doing lately. It works like a charm --or like some really cool jujitsu move; using your attacker's weight/strength/momentum against him and flipping him, leaving that criminal wondering what hit him while you make your escape (with the pirate's booty? --or with a smaller booty yourself). Ha! Take THAT bad pirate criminal guy! : P (I have no idea how THIS became the theme here. It sure is buoyant.)

So, here's that poll question now:

Do you consciously use procrastination to your advantage?

A. Yes

B. No

C. I've meant to, but I keep putting it off


So, why do what you can do today when you can put it off until tomorrow? Get crackin' with the procrastination, *cause these are the good old days.

*Props/credits, of course to Carly Simon (despite my minor adjustments).

Have a Sparkly Day today... or tomorrow... whatever.

: )

  
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PROVERBS31JULIA 10/15/2013 8:25PM

    C.

I think Procrastination should have been my middle name...

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KELLIEBEAN 1/27/2013 7:39AM

    C

I've always told people if you look up the word procrastination in the dictionary, my picture is there!

You are on to something here. I'll have to try this out.

Excellent blog. You are very funny!

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SUSIEMT 1/26/2013 2:56PM

    To answer the question, sometimes I use procrastination as a tool in my weight loss efforts. However, not often enough. Although, lately I have been missing my dinner time by almost an hour but have not been noticeably hungrier.

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KELTIC-CARA 1/26/2013 3:27AM

    Good question; I do procrastinate sometimes it is to my advantage and sometimes not, but I have not consciously used it to my advantage.

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LIVEDAILY 1/25/2013 10:42PM

    B

I am a horrible procrastinator. Part of it is I mull things over and over, working out various scenarios in my mind before I leap into action. Another part is if it's something I really dislike doing/resent having to do, I purposely put it off until it HAS to be done. And then there's the whole "working better under pressure" thing....

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/25/2013 8:42PM

    A but not all the time.

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DALID414 1/25/2013 1:54PM

    A. Yes
I tell myself I'll have (insert high calorie dessert here) next time.

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JACKIE542 1/25/2013 10:17AM

    Interesting, I guess my answer is A, in regards to eating wrong, I usually go work in the garden, gets my mind off of things. emoticon emoticon

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 1/25/2013 9:31AM

    I have been hard-wired to procrastinate on job-related acitivities and that's my nature. But in the 18 months that I've taken my Spark People program serious I have taught myself not to procrastinate on exercise.

Yesterday I had a bad day and 2 or 3 or 30 years ago I would have medicated myself with Ben and Jerry's. But I noticed something: when I feel the stress nowadays I medicate myself with "bad literature". For example, instead of reading a classic or an edifying book or a history, I will find a junky but quite pleasurable mystery or a thriller. It's not filling my body with junk but filling my mind with junk that has no calories. It's a step!

So I guess my new answer is "A". The effects of procrastination are now treated in a non-caloric way. My choices might be fatal to somebody who is working on a Ph.D. dissertation or trying to get serious work accomplished at home. But Agatha Christie instead of a box of cookies? That's improvement for me on HOW I spend my procrastination time.

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MSPATOOTY 1/25/2013 9:26AM

    "Arrr, matey! Land Ho!" emoticon

Shiver me timbers, but I am a great one for procrastination! I'm not sure I've ever consciously procrastinated to my advantage. Well, except for that One-Day-At-A-Time concept of "not doing" something just for today. It's surprising how quickly a craving will go away when you've reassured yourself that *tomorrow* you can have that *fill in the blank* that you're craving.

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AMCLELLAN 1/25/2013 8:29AM

    A. but not always be choosing to. My son will be asleep on my lap and I'll want something from the kitchen, but I don't want to move him in fear of waking him, so I use him sleeping as an excuse to not get up. (Unless I have to pee, then I risk it.) I always hope that I had forgotten about what it was I wanted in the kitchen by this point.

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ADARKARA 1/25/2013 7:57AM

    B - I totally procrastinate but using it to my advantage? I wouldn't know how!

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NELLJONES 1/25/2013 7:50AM

    Depends on what you are procrastinating. The basis of the One Day At A Time life is that if you think you will never ever eat potato chips again you'll crater. But you CAN put it off until tomorrow. Then tomorrow you put the potato chips off again. After awhile all those days add up to a long time without potato chips. THAT is something for which you can pat yourself on the back.

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BOSS61 1/25/2013 7:32AM

    Does not procrastinate. It's not me. Never, ever.

That said, on your sailing metaphor, every bag of chips is akin to a flotilla of Japanese carriers and the warplanes on their decks, getting ready to attack me at Pearl Harbor all over again. "At Dawn They Slept" is a great book. Maybe the Sparky rewrite is "At Dawn they Ate?"

I have never disposed of a non-empty bag of chips. Yet.

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DOVESEYES 1/25/2013 6:18AM

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POLL QUESTION #5 : ) WINTER BOREDOM EXERCISE REMEDIES!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hello SparkPeople ... um, well, people!

I know I've been slackin' on the blogs lately. Forgive me; things have been really busy for me over here in my real life, and that tends to keep me away from cyberspace (even the Sparky kind) more than usual. Now that we're past the holidays, it's just a mad sprint until Daylight Savings Time begins again on March 10th. Up here, near Seattle, that's a really big deal. This is because, at the nadir of winter, it gets dark here at about 4:30 p.m. Yech! (We're not that far from Alaska, but I still can't see Russia from my house.) So, considering how dark and cold and generally dreary the weather has been lately (although, I do realize that I'm kind of spoiled in this relatively mild climate, and it certainly could be a lot colder, so I could be much more miserable, if I really put my mind to it) sometimes one's exercise routine can follow suit. In short, it just gets really boring. Like the kind of boredom you experienced when you were a kid. The kind of boredom in which you would prefer to be doing anything else other than what you have been doing, but you still can't think of anything else to do. (Akin to deciding what you're craving by process of elimination, except that with the former, you're deciding how to burn calories, and in the latter, you're making the huge mistake of accumulating them willy-nilly!) Wow. I really am even more rambly than usual right now, aren't I? My apologies.

So... I've been thinking about what I might do to shake up my exercise routine when I just do not want to go outside. I have my faithful stationary bike. I haven't established any alternates for my at home, indoor exercise. So, without further ado (too much already about nothing, really), here's my new Poll Question:

My ALTERNATE indoor/winter exercise, at home, is:

A. A piece of exercise equipment/home gym

B. Exercise videos (TV/DVD/online, etc.)

C. A game system (such as Wii Fit)

D. Weights

E. Walking (or running) in my house

F. Riding my horse around the house

G. Something else


Please share your winter boredom breakers with me!

Count down to Daylight Savings Time! Ready, set, go!!!


Have FUN, Sparkies!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 10/15/2013 8:23PM

    So do you ride the house around INSIDE the house or outdoors?

I like my rebounder and some good 70's disco music or rock... maybe some 80's music...

Or sometimes I'll go into a tear and actually work up a sweat doing housework. I could sure stand to do that more often, for sure. Ah well, another winter looming up.



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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 1/20/2013 9:38PM

    Really sorry to hear you can't see Russia. That means you are not qualified to be the VIce President!

I would vote for A or E. Especially if you could get a really nice "A". Then I would augment that with an iPad and download books on tape. Not edifying books but mysteries and thrillers; things that will keep you coming back. Then you just move your arms and legs as you listen to a really great story.

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LIVEDAILY 1/19/2013 8:14PM

    A B D G

I have weights, a resistance band, dvd's, but I also set a goal to learn how to do 3 things, which means to take classes: hula hopping (fitness hooping), zumba, and qui gong. I've already tried hooping (FUN!!) and I'm going to sign up for a zumba class in February. I joined a fitness challenge at school, and yesterday the trainer had us doing kick boxing moves. It was fun, and a great workout, but I am sore today lol!!

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KRYSTALLA 1/19/2013 12:35AM

    For myself I would have to say all the choices except for F since I don't have a horse.


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KRYSTALLA 1/19/2013 12:25AM

    For myself I would have to say all the choices except for F since I don't have a horse.


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JACKIE542 1/18/2013 10:13PM

    A B and D, while listening to oldies.

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DOVESEYES 1/18/2013 8:37PM

    Zumba on Wii

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DIET_FRIEND 1/18/2013 4:20PM

    Wii Fit and videos. Also using things like resistance bands. I think about putting some equipment in my house, but not sure if I'd use it even if it were dusted of cobwebs and placed in a convenient place.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/18/2013 4:19PM

    G. Heavy cleaning & E. Walking in the house or some favorite spark exercises.

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DALID414 1/18/2013 3:08PM

    G. Something else
I don't have room in my apartment for anything else but stretching!

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NILLAPEPSI 1/18/2013 11:27AM

    B & C

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/18/2013 10:30AM

    I have a cardio glide at home so A.
Exercise videos B

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CMRAND54 1/18/2013 10:12AM

    A. I have a treadmill set up at home, in it's own little room, with a flat screen TV on the wall in front of it, and an oriental rug on the floor under it. It's still boring. I like to go to the gym, but I use the treadmill as an alternative when I can't get to the gym.

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AMCLELLAN 1/18/2013 8:28AM

    A, B, C, and G.
G is I will just start dancing. With or without music. I know it sounds weird but when the cold gets me stuck in the house I like to bake to fill the house with the smell of the (cookies, cake, banana bread, whatever). When I am smelling it the entire time I don't eat any, no matter how good. Sometimes I will add something to it that my husband and son will like but I won't, like nuts. While I'm baking and making my house smell good I dance. (or wall pushups/squats/whatever i'm in the mood for) mostly I dance.

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ADARKARA 1/18/2013 8:21AM

    B,C,D AND E! =)

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STHAX10 1/18/2013 6:39AM

    A, B, E...On nicer days, I make myself go OUTSIDE and walk... emoticon

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WENDYANNE61 1/18/2013 6:27AM

    re. Winter Boredom!

I have revamped my indoor exercise the last couple of weeks by hauling out some old CDs of New Orleans Style Jazz and Blues - I dance around my sitting room crooning away under my breath! I now can build up a sweat within 20 minutes and my mood lightens at the same time - itīs is real fun!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 1/18/2013 5:57AM

    Exercise videos (Various dance, Leslie Sansone) and line dancing with friends in the garage!


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MYGOLDENBOYS3 1/18/2013 5:50AM

    For me...A, B, D, and G (my 3 golden retrievers). I do not belong to a gym although I am a Silver Sneakers member and could! emoticon emoticon

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