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Be Kind to Yourself Buddy of the Week!

Monday, May 04, 2009

I logged onto Spark People this morning and noticed that I had my usual mail. I was in the process of replying to the Be Kind to Yourself mail when, at first glance, I thought that I had erroneously been listed as having a birthday. Surprise! I was the Buddy of the Week! Wow! This really made my day since I've been sick in bed for the past few days! It made me feel so great.

Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes and comments. I love you all!


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    Hope you are feeling better. Again, Congratulations on being Kind Buddy of the Week. Hope you did something special for yourself because you deserve it.


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L*I*T*A* 5/4/2009 7:27PM

    CONGRATULATIONS............... well deserved....way to go.................blessings and hugs..............lita

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SPARKLESSENCE 5/4/2009 12:48PM

    emoticon And a wonderful, well-chosen Buddy of the Week you are, too! You're on our pedestal for the rest of the week (and probably longer emoticon) - Sara emoticon

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Well, here I am up at 2:30 a.m. because my nose is too stuffy for me to be able to sleep. Instead of eating, I decided to log onto SP and do something constructive. It amazes me that I opened the pantry door, looked inside and chose to make hot tea and munch on a few saltine crackers instead of pigging out on sweets - oh that's right, we don't have any sweets! lol I still wouldn't have because I feel very conscious of what I'm putting into my mouth! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I've been working very hard this week on conscious eating and it's making a big difference. By taking care of my body's nutritional needs, drinking water, eating 5+ fruits/veggies, sleeping (just not tonight) and not letting myself get too hungry, I am in control of food; it isn't controlling me. It's a non scale way of measuring my success and.....I'm being successful!!! emoticon

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    emoticon, Cyndi, for making a wise choice and not eating unhealthy stuff - not even having it in the house, for that matter! - when those allergies (I'm guessing it is...?) keep you up at night! Hot tea is soooo soothing, isn't it? And with a couple saltines - perfect! Your conscious eating is fantastic, too! I've got to work on that water... emoticon...Sara emoticon

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DECOLORES28 5/3/2009 2:45PM

    WOO HOO on making the right choice when opening the pantry door - especially at that time of the night. I have learned over the years that dieting is 99% mental. If you have the right mindset, you can do anything, including refusing to put things into your mouth that are not healthy for you, at least not at this time. Keep it up.


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JSP32605 5/3/2009 9:31AM

    Excellent choice of late night snack! And, way to go on the success of being in control. emoticon

Sorry you're not feeling well. I do know the feeling, though. Had that same problem last weekend. This weekend, just the chest congestion...not sure which part is worse, really... I've been drinking Crystal Light Immunity in my first bottle of water every day this week, and it really does seem to be helping. Hope you feel better soon!

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May Day - A New Month!

Friday, May 01, 2009

May - a new month, time to re-commit myself to health. My goals for the month of May are:

l.) Continue to eat 5+ fruits/veggies daily
2.) Continue to drink 64+ oz. water daily
3.) Buy a new bed that will get rid of pressure points on my body
4.) Clear up my skin problem with treatment and get back into the water
5.) Do a stretching program for my Achilles tendon daily
6.) Be more consistent with my weight training at home/gym
7.) Look for a new gym with pool
8.) Continue to set reasonable boundaries for self and others
9.) Stay in my calorie range more consistently
10.) Get treatment for current back problem when my doctor gets back from vacation (so I can continue my exercise program)

I need to remember that there are 3 components to health - mind, body and spirit. Sometimes I get so caught up in weight loss that I forget this. Granted, if I don't feel good that ends up being my focus for the day and I need to take care of it. However, if I work on the health of mind and spirit a bit more, it will make everything else a lot easier - especially that pesky emotional eating!!!

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 5/2/2009 12:53PM

    What a great blog!!! Thanks for the reminders of what we need to focus on!!


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SPARKLESSENCE 5/1/2009 10:48PM

    Cyndi, I love your idea of taking a broader, more inclusive approach to include mind, body, and spirit in your goals. What a great idea! Something for me to think about, too. I love that you're as proactive about your health as you are your eating habits, and I think that's going to help you get rid of some of that pain, too. Congratulations!! - Sara emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 5/1/2009 9:14PM

    your blog reminded me of a poem i had just read...............

Today is a brand new day
Every step I take is anew
Every sight I see is bright
Every sound I hear is musical
Every morsel I taste is a delight
At the end of this day I will slumber peacefully
And look forward to a repeat of this day


What a glorious day to be alive!
Everything I experience today will be new and fresh...Nothing can get me down because I won't let it!

I'm in control and nothing can change that!
This is a great day to be free!
I'm on the road to true happiness and I'm loving it!

you are on this wonderful road and wishing you the success you desire.......l...........
ngs and hugs................lita

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Staying In My Range This Week

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I've been doing pretty well with staying in my range this week and eating healthy food. I still need to watch my sodium more closely though. I've also been drinking plenty of water. Eating with a purpose of nourishing my body is getting easier and my sugar cravings have subsided a lot. Now if all my physical problems would go away and I could exercise the way I'd like, the scale would be moving a little faster in the right direction! lol I'm hoping that my dogs will take me for a walk later when it cools off. They are napping right now and storing up energy to pull me along! :) Hubby usually goes with me and we have a good time.

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L*I*T*A* 4/30/2009 2:46PM

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KARIANN0613 4/30/2009 2:33PM

  It's always a nice feeling when you are able to stay in your range. I'm still struggling with going over at night. I do GREAT all day long and then I get home from work at like 10pm and then eat like a mad woman!! Sodium is hard to watch because it seems like it's in EVERYTHING! My best advice is to eat less prepared/packaged food and stick with fresh!!

I had to laugh about your dogs taking you for a walk. I have 3 large breed talks and taking them for walks into being dragged into running! Have fun on your walk later!! Keep up the GREAT work!

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The Sun is Shining on Me!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

As I left the house this morning to take our old junker car to the repair shop, there was a cool breeze and the sun was shining brightly. Despite the bumps in life's road recently, a feeling of peace washed over me. With all of the trials and tribulations in life, the sun is still shining. Sometimes the constants in life give comfort and a bit of security. I felt like all was right in my world. The little stuff is just that - little stuff. It's a good idea every once in a while to step back and look at the big picture; especially with the economy the way it is at this point in time. I started to think about how my life is going right now. We have a steady income, a roof over our heads, healthy food, a bed to sleep in, nice clothes to wear, shoes on our feet, a car to drive, a t.v., a cell phone etc. I know that a large section of the rest of the world lives in poverty, so I'm thinking that our corner of the world is pretty great. How can I complain when we have so much and others have so little? A light bulb moment! I've got a good life. The sun is shining on me and perhaps I should shine that light on those around me.
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LUCKYDUCK2 4/29/2009 12:37PM

    Isn't that the truth? Every once in a while I need to step back and look at the blessings in my life too and this is a good day to do it. Thank you so much for that reminder. Hugs

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L*I*T*A* 4/29/2009 10:39AM

    it so wonderful to count your blessings and to be grateful for what you have.............hope your week is going well...............blessings and hugs..................lita

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