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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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Let's Hear It For Spark People's Plan!!!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I'm happy to say that after two long , intense workouts and several short ones (along with watching everything that goes into my mouth) all of my cake weight is gone! See, the Spark People plan really does work!!! I was able to have my cake and eat it too! Then I got right back on my program! Let's hear it for Spark People!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 7/4/2012 2:24PM

    Good job!! Hooray for SP! Hooray for Cyndi!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/4/2012 12:00PM

    YAY!!! Happy 4th!!

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Being Creative Makes Me Feel Better

Monday, July 02, 2012

About a month ago, I promised my neighbor that I would made him a wreath for his birthday. My hubby and I sort of take him under our wing and watch out for him. He is a very spry 86 and loves to socialize. I purchased the flowers and grapevine wreath weeks ago but I couldn't seem to get motivated to actually make the wreath. My project had stalled.

Flash forward to this past Saturday when my daughter left to go home. I was in a big funk and feeling very depressed because I missed her after she left. That afternoon, I decided to do something creative in an effort to lift my spirits. This has always worked in the past so I figured, "Why not give it a try!" Being creative and giving to others almost always makes me feel better and this was no exception. By Saturday at dinner time, I was my usual self and the creative process made me feel energized as an extra side effect!

Here are pictures of the wreath (two slightly different views) that I made for our neighbor's birthday.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 7/4/2012 10:36AM

    So many benefits for something so fun!

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AQUAGIRL08 7/4/2012 10:21AM

    My neighbor couldn't believe that I had made the wreath because he said it looked so professional! I was humbled by his comments. When you love doing something, you don't think of it as work - it is fun and therapeutic. I never thought that I'd be able to make wreathes again because the problem with my neck rendered my hands pretty useless. It was a true blessing to be able to do crafts again!

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DONNABRIGHT 7/3/2012 8:46AM

    Are you taking orders?

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L*I*T*A* 7/2/2012 7:42PM

    wow how creative you are!!!
such talent!!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/2/2012 3:09PM

    Its Beautiful!! what did he say? i bet he is just thrilled!! great job and how very kind of you!!

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SLENDERELLA61 7/2/2012 2:26PM

    How very beatiful!! I can see where this creation would boost your spirits. Very smart of you to counter the down feelings with something so very, very positive. Good for you. That's your neighbor. Isn't his name Mike, too?? I used to do some creative things but haven't for quite a few years. May just have to give it a try again. Good idea!!

Glad I got to wave at you at the Y this morning. I came back when I was all showered and brought Gwen, but you were really concentrating on your class and I figured I'll see you again soon. So take care. So glad you are one of my SparkFriends I do get to talk to face to face and even hug from time to time!

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THATGALNIKKI06 7/2/2012 2:21PM

    It's beautiful! I'm sure you're neighbor is going to love it! emoticon

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Tired And A Little Sad Today

Saturday, June 30, 2012

This morning hubby and I got up at 4:45a.m. and took my daughter to the airport. We had such a wonderful time together while she was visiting and we are very close. I cried when she disappeared into the airport. I miss her already and we just got home from dropping her off. Even hubby noticed that the house was very quiet when we got home. So today I'm feeling tired and a little sad. The good thing is that I don't feel like eating at all. If I wasn't so tired, I would go to the Y and do the Saturday, deep water aerobics class. Oh well, tomorrow is another day. I think I'll go take a nap now - lack of sleep lowers my ability to cope and make good decisions and I want to be at the top of my game.

  
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/1/2012 10:03AM

    A big hug to you. I am sorry. My youngest lives in Minneapolis..close to 2000 miles away. If we are lucky we see him once a year. neither of us can afford air fare..its hard. I know the empty, too. Just think, though..you are one day closer to the next visit!!
big hugs, and i'm sorry
Holly

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 6/30/2012 7:15PM

    nice that you had a great visit with your daughter
hope tomorrow is a happier day!!!

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DIDMIS 6/30/2012 6:36PM

    How nice that you had a nice visit with your daughter and that she loves you and came to visit you.

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DONNABRIGHT 6/30/2012 2:39PM

    Glad you had a great visit!

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SLENDERELLA61 6/30/2012 12:14PM

    Hope you get rested. Wise decision to rest. So glad you and Meredith enjoyed your visit so much. See you at the Y next week!

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THOMS1 6/30/2012 11:33AM

    Take care of yourself and get all the rest you need over this weekend. Have a good fourth of July. emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 6/30/2012 9:42AM

    It is so soo hard to say goodbye to those we love.........
enjoy the memories you have...all the best......
blessings and hugs...........lita

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I'm Happy But Exhausted

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I'm happy but exhausted today. My daughter and I started our day by going to 1.5 water aerobics classes. Then, we decided to sit in the therapy pool for a few minutes. Ahhhh! It sure felt good!

After we showered and dressed, we decided to drive to Orlando to go shopping at a premium outlet mall. It was a long drive but since we were chatting, the time went by quickly. We found bargains galore and lost all track of time. The only time we stopped was to eat a healthy lunch. The next thing we knew, it was 5:00p.m. We had been shopping for well over 4 hours! Both of us were so tired the we could barely walk back to the car.

The drive back to our house took forever since it was rush hour. We decided to make the most of it by popping a CD into the CD player. We sang at the top of our lungs for most of the trip home. We stopped at the grocery store to pick up some bag lettuce, Vitamin Water Zero, a sugar free surprise or two for hubby, a newspaper and a few other items. Our next stop was the pharmacy to pick up a prescription - which the doctor never called and ordered. :( At long last we arrived home. Thank goodness for leftovers because I was too tired to cook anything!

It was a great day filled with laughter and wonderful memories. I'm glad that we went, even though it took us about 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there. We got lots of exercise too. I'm sure we will both sleep well tonight.

  
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L*I*T*A* 6/28/2012 9:20AM

    what an awesome day full of great memories...
blessings and hugs...........lita

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DONNABRIGHT 6/28/2012 7:41AM

    What a fun day for you and your daughter - great memories.

Yesterday I took the teens shopping for about 2 hours, bowling for about 2 hours and finally to a movie after supper - keeping up is keeping me active!

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SLENDERELLA61 6/27/2012 9:52PM

    So glad you and your daughter are really enjoying each other! Thanks for a joy-filled blog!!

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