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just for today, it is a good day to be me.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

But first, a little about yesterday. Yesterday evening was a downpour. Massive amounts of huge drops of rain, and I could barely keep the windshield clear as I drove home. As anyone keeping track of my blogs knows, when it rains I turn into a kid again, so I dashed into the house threw on my grubbies and rain boots, and DS and I went out and played in the stream running down the condo parking lot. We got messy wet, and then came in to hang up our wet things, fix dinner and hang out on the couch watching a movie. It was a perfect end to a long day.

This morning I stayed home from work until 9:30 because the plumber finally came. I'm not going to think about how much that's going to cost. Just for today I'm going to be thankful that we have a shower again.

Today is a running day. Maybe it will rain again. That would be fun. If it doesn't, it's still nice and cool out.

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-BLESSINGS- 9/6/2013 1:15PM

    emoticon I love fall rain

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MSLZZY 9/6/2013 10:40AM


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BRADMILL2922 9/6/2013 4:11AM

    That is great that you can have fun with it!

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LISAINMS 9/5/2013 5:45PM

    I love running in the rain. As long as there's no lightning!

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REMEMBER_THIS 9/5/2013 5:21PM

    Good for you! Keep having fun. More people should!!!

You are doing great!
emoticon Beni

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Just for today, it's all about patience, or is it?

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

I am impatient, and worried. The last 2 times I tried to lose weight I got to just over 240 and stopped losing. But just for today, I'm going to do my job, I'm going to follow my healthy guidelines, and I will meditate.

Yesterday was a running day, and I tried to talk myself out of it, but in the end I had a good 30 minute run. Day 1 Week 9, C25K. It's okay if I don't finish this week. I will allow myself to finish next week if I have to. But I did not quit, and I did not go back several weeks like I have in the past. I just accepted that the last 2 weeks held other challenges for me, and took a practice run on Sunday.

Working with a Just For Today attitude is about not worrying about what happened in the past, or what might happen in the future, so patience doesn't play a role. Just for today, I am not worried about that 1 lb that stands between me and the 20 lb line. I will celebrate the 1 lb that no longer weighs me down.

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MSLZZY 9/4/2013 11:44PM

    Just for today-celebrate any success! HUGS!

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SOFT_VAL67 9/4/2013 8:56PM

    my son is in na, just for today is their mantra. i have been trying to use it for my own for a year now, and i lost sight of it, but im trying to get back to it, of course, i have plans not to break my walking streak as long as the weather holds out, so i cant use it for that.
i also hit a plateau and havent lost any weight in a long time, long story, broken foot, etc
but i am optimistic, my foot is healed and im walking again
healing my body and my mind.

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LISAINMS 9/4/2013 5:22PM

    You can repeat weeks as many times as you need to. Just keep working on today. Every day.

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Just for today, does it matter which one?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I've discovered that I think too much. I tried out one of those Mensa sample quizzes, and I do very well with the numbers games. Upon looking at a string of numbers I can find the next digits in the string almost immediately. In my work I do a lot of calculating, and creating equations to find the missing number.

But I've discovered that this gift can be my enemy when I'm trying to lose weight. You know the game of trying not to think about a pink elephant? I think losing weight might be like that. I know that I need to train myself to reach for the right foods when I'm hungry, but the rest of it is supposed to be about not doing, not thinking about the box of ice cream in the fridge, not worrying about what it would do to the numbers on my scale.

It's remarkably simple, and yet so difficult at the same time, this not doing, not thinking. It's like meditating; successful meditation is about noticing when your mind is starting to go crazy, and bring it back to center, to not doing.

Just for today I will meditate on not doing, and not worry about how long it's been since my last blog entry.

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REMEMBER_THIS 9/2/2013 6:52PM

    You are doing great!
Keep at it!!! emoticon

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MSLZZY 8/29/2013 3:59PM

    Interesting! I should try not doing!

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Friday, day 13 Just for Today

Friday, August 23, 2013

Lucky 13, just for today I am sitting at my desk, comfortable and warm. It's been raining for days, and the contractor thinks that may be what happened in my house yesterday. That doesn't sound right to me, but just at the moment I'm not worrying about that. I have a job, the roof over our heads still keeps us dry, the fridge is full of nice healthy goodies.

Right now, this moment, I am okay, my son is okay, the dog is okay. My household is secure for another day. I am working my program.

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Thursday, Day 12 , just for today I will not blow up my house

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Just for today. Who am I kidding? I'm doing okay on my eating plan, I haven't been out running or any of the other things I like to do since Sunday, but the big thing is....

The Zen Masterling is freaking out about yet ANOTHER leak in the bathroom floor!!!!! Oh H-E-Double hockey sticks, some days I'm so glad I'm a home owner I could just blow the whole thing to match sticks!!!!!!!!

(Throwing childish tantrum in the middle of the office).

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BARDIC_GRRL 8/23/2013 12:31PM

    Not to worry. Blowing up my house isn't an option. I share a wall with my next door neighbor. I'd never do anything to hurt anyone else.

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MSLZZY 8/23/2013 7:42AM

    Be careful what you say! Three years ago the house 2 doors down did blow up and we had damage to our house. The house next to us had to be demolished and it took almost a year until we all got back to normal. The lady in the home did not survive. I know it was a tantrum in the office but reality is, blowing up your house would not be a wise idea.
There is a whole lot more to this story but you get the drift.

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THOMS1 8/22/2013 4:43PM

    Some days are like that but, I hope yours gets better! emoticon

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