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Busy, Good Times

Friday, July 13, 2012

Last night our local team had a team dinner. I think I can stick my neck out here and say all of us had a great time! I love these monthly dinners and I'm really bummed when I can't make it. There was an abundance of laughter and support. It can't get much better than that!

This morning our water aerobics sub got her wires crossed and no one was there to teach the 8a.m. class. Since I've taught quite a few times before, I taught the class. It was fun and the time whizzed by. Before we knew it, all the time was gone and it was time to stretch. The sub was there for the 9a.m. class and we burned some serious calories. I do love to exercise in water!

On my way out of the gym I stopped with another lady to visit with Slenderella61, one of our local team members. She and her adorable granddaughter were sitting at a table having a mid morning snack. The advantages of having a local team where members can meet and support are numerous.

Later, I did some clothes shopping ( bought 2 tops at the outlet @ $5.99 a piece) followed by a quick trip to the grocery store. I'm tired now and will go and curl up with a book. I'm fixing healthy chicken tacos for dinner tonight. Perhaps I'll turn mine into a taco salad!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 7/16/2012 5:22PM

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SLENDERELLA61 7/14/2012 1:17PM

    You are so right!! So glad we are on the same team -- the one you started! It is fun!! I promise that sometime before the end of the year I'm going to do more water exercise and see if I can get into it. There must be something to it, since you like it so much.

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Time To Do Something Special For Me

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Last week, as I was analyzing my own behavior patterns to see when I tend to crave sugar foods, I realized something was missing from my weekly schedule. I get plenty of exercise daily and make a real effort to eat correctly. It wasn't until I started to look at the big picture that I noticed that I often get out of the habit of doing something special just for me. I know, I know - exercise and healthy eating are doing something for me but they are now daily habits. What I am talking about is identifying something that makes me feel good like getting a massage, manicure or pedicure or treating myself to a new piece of clothing. Perhaps there is a connection between eating to comfort and a lack of feeling special.

I decided that if I depend upon someone else to make me feel special, I am not in the driver's seat and could incur a feeling of hurt when my needs aren't met to my satisfaction. Why then should I put myself in that position??? I mean other than the fact that I was raised to do it and have practiced that behavior much of my adult life. Taking responsibility for meeting your own needs - taking back the power, if you will - puts you in command of your own life. If someone else decides to make an effort to make you feel special, that is just icing on the cake.

Keeping all of this in mind; mulling it around in my head, made me decide that I want to take the bull by the horns and take care of my own needs. Last week I treated myself to a pedicure and this week I bought a couple of shirts to update my summer wardrobe. I now have an agreement with myself that I'll try to do this at least every other week. I'm feeling pretty good today as a result.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 7/12/2012 12:52PM

    I do this with fresh flowers. I used to get hurt or upset if I didn't get flowers for any occasion. I love them and always want them around so I started some years ago buying flowers for myself. Now I have them whenever I want them and when someone does give me flowers they are extra special.

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Two Tired Old Dogs To The Vet Today

Monday, July 09, 2012

This afternoon hubby and I took our two spoiled rotten, old K-9s to the vet for a check up and shots. (one is 14.5 years old and the other 15.5 years old) Needless to say, after the shots and toe nail clips, we were not very popular with them. Just like I did with my daughter, I cringed when both dogs got their shots. I could almost feel their pain as if it were my own. I held each of them during this process, they each put their head under my arm pit as if to hide. It was like they were saying, "Mom why are you doing this to me?" I don't know who was more traumatized - the dogs or me!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 7/10/2012 8:37AM

    We don't have a dog right now but I do remember those days. Pets become family members so easily!

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A Busy Sunday

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Today I started out by attending a craft fair. I especially enjoy crafts shows that have handmade items that require some level of skill to create. I found many treasures there and even purchased several items that I hope to give as gifts. As with most craft fairs, walking was the exercise of the day.

I decided to swing by an outlet store to look for a polyester swimsuit after I left the craft fair. I came up empty handing on the suit so I will most likely have to order one from H2O wear. I've gone through so many suits recently, that I will save money by buying one that lasts 1-2 years!

I was finished with my shopping for the day so I headed home. I put chicken in the oven, folded laundry, washed dinner pans, got my exercise bag packed and put it into the car for tomorrow's workout. Unfortunately, I then had trouble falling asleep. I decided it would be a good time to go "Sparking" so here I am.

I hope that everyone has a great week!!!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 7/9/2012 2:49PM

    Sure hope you finally got a good rest.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/9/2012 1:38PM

    Sure a smart move to Spark when you can't sleep. Hope you get rested. Good seeing you today at the Y.

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CUINPARADISE 7/8/2012 11:45PM

    That sounds like a fabulous Sunday to me..."Craft On!"
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A Good Day

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I did a great (if rather long) workout today. It was filled with much laughter and some socializing. I stopped at the grocery store on my way home and noticed that everything in my cart was healthy. I drank 80 ounces of water today too!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 7/5/2012 8:49PM

    Celebrate that great day!! 10 glasses of water - wow! Plus healthy food and workout. Way to go!!!

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