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Mind over....body?!

Monday, July 12, 2010

I was looking for some other information here on SP and stumbled upon someone else's blog...with something very interesting. I followed the link and thought it well worth sharing again. I neglected to note WHOSE blog I was on, so I offer my apologies to whomever it was, and my thanks for posting this info.

this is the link:

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SHARISHORTCAKE 7/14/2010 11:58AM

    Thank you for sharing that, Asta, that is very interesting and yet another reason to maintain a positive, healthful attitude in all we do.


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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/13/2010 12:37AM

    Great article. It goes to show that your mind has a lot to do with the way your body reacts to things. Not just exercise but mentaly too where disease is concerned.

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I met Angela today!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I MET ANGELA D. today at the District Convention in Huntsville AL.

What fun it was to see this lovely sister in person, hug her and hear her voice.

THANKS Angela!!!

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BOOKYETI 8/3/2010 2:13PM

    How exciting! :)
I've had a couple experiences like this, and it was so much fun!

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MARIE4950 7/23/2010 12:44PM

    Wonderful. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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CELEST 7/11/2010 11:24AM

    That is such fun. I can't wait to finally meet some of you too....just my wait will have to be longer....but not much longer hey?!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/10/2010 11:33PM

    Isn't it awesome? It is so enjoyable getting to meet our Sisters not only at the Conventions but on trips too.

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RASCALSMOMMA 7/10/2010 11:16PM

    These last two blogs you have done something that we will be doing on a grand scale soon enough. And you "look the part" as well. Such joy on your faces!! HUGS Laurie

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Meeting Michelle

Thursday, July 01, 2010

This morning I met Michelle and her family here in Nashville. DD had a medical procedure last week and today was the follow up app't. Michelle, Bill, Jenna and Isaac all came. We met at Cracker Barrel and had a delightful luncheon together. What a LOVELY family. My camera is on its last gasp, but we managed to coax a few photos...I regret I didn't think to get one of their whole family

Oops..this will be sideways...Meet Isaac! .

Meet Jenna!

And here...Michelle and me.

This was SUCH a delight!!! Can't wait to find a way to visit with this lovely family again.

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MARIE4950 7/23/2010 12:47PM

    So happy my beautiful sisters could meet. emoticon

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MSAXON94 7/3/2010 10:02PM

    Asta, we had such a great time. It was so nice to meet you. Wish we had all day to just sit and chat.

Thanks for sending your love my way too Laurie!

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    You'll make it, thanks for sharing. Need to remember to take both chips and extra batteries with me tomorrow as Bev & I are hoping to meet up at the DC.

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RASCALSMOMMA 7/1/2010 10:41PM

    You'll find a way; love always does!! Did ya give Michelle the hug? (A) from Laurie

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Accountability...i.e. telling on myself.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sometimes we are doing so well and can't wait to share that with everyone who will listen.

Sometimes we are just plugging along...and perhaps don't say much one way or the other.

THEN there are the times when we just make bad choices..sometimes knowingly, sometimes not.

I have had an entire weekend of bad choices. I wish it would all just go away, but that won't happen, of course.

I work as a volunteer in the traffic department at the flood relief headquarters. I get there early, yesterday around 6:30 am...and stay all day, outside in the heat. I am glad to be there doing what I am asked to do BUT ....I sure didn't make good choices yesterday.

I ate a small breakfast before I left I can take meds that require food...this is way earlier than my usual breakfast time. Yesterday, I forgot to grab some fruit...but figured I could get it at the worksite.

Instead...I had breakfast again!!!eggs, fruit ok...but a waffle? emoticon I didn't need ANY of that.

Lunch...turkey and apple sandwich..I skipped the chips. Drank water. OK so far..but then was handed a cookie package...and stupidly ate it first and THEN looked at the nutrition info. I KNOW better.

Dinner...salad, summer squash, a small serving of lasagna and a serving of bread pudding....all this served as a prepackaged meal. I ate it. Bread pudding? I don't make desserts at home any more so occasionally I indulge..but remember, had already had waffle, cookies and now this! BUT it got worse....

I complimented the head of the food department on the meals for the day. Someone said something about the bread pudding and Barbara said: "Let me tell you about the bread pudding! It was made with Krispy Kreme donuts! A large quantity had been donated for breakfast and they weren't getting eaten, more were coming what to do with all the donuts? We took sugar and added sugar!" (It was DELICIOUS!)

YIKES! Woe is me...for being such a dope! One splurge is bad enough...but three? in one day? AND that last one!!!!

No excuses. Not even all the heat *upper 90s) and humidity can excuse my choices.

SO, now we pick up, dust off and start a new week. No way I can undo what I did to myself. I can hardly believe I ate all that, but I guess so long as it is not a practice or regular splurge, I can live through it and proceed from there.

One GOOD thing...I drank LOTS of water all day long!!!

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VELLAEH 6/29/2010 9:58AM

    Sorry to say this, but I would have done the same thing, somehow, if someone hands me food, I react, don't think, just eat.

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BOOKWERME 6/21/2010 3:31PM

    AH, well, hard work...not me. I just sat and melted at my the exit driveway to keep folks from coming in that way and creating a traffic mess. I got up and wandered around some...mainly to keep was hot even in the shade. We were short handed..usually there are two or more at each station...and someone to talk to/with makes everything more pleasant.

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CELEST 6/21/2010 9:33AM

    LOL there is a saying that nobody feeds like our brotherhood. Even here on the quick builds, my goodness there is soooo much food. Not that it goes to waste, but still....well dear Asta, there is tomorrow and the rest of the week to fix up the mishap. Hopefully your hard work will have melted some of those donut calories.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 6/20/2010 11:34PM

    Oh my word! The donuts. You probably could have squeeked by with the rest. Hopefully, having to be out there in all that heat, some of the calories melted. How is the repairs coming along. I imagine it's still going to take a while to get all the Halls and Brothers homes repaired. You are really fortunate to be able to help out that way. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RASCALSMOMMA 6/20/2010 10:37PM

    Asta that KK thing just made my TEETH hurt! lol Trust me m'dear you had 32oz of your tea AND 5 bottles of water yesterday. You should be ok. HUGs Laurie

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BEVPRESLEY 6/20/2010 10:29PM

    Oh my gosh. Krispy Cream doughnut pudding? Does it get much worse than that. Tomorrow is a new day, you can start over with new found dedication.

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What a way to start the day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

What a way to start the day!

At least I can say it hasn't been a bad day. BUT...for a while there I was wondering.

I was originally expecting to work for my daughter today. She got the work done and I wasn't needed today. OK.

Service today...had been plotting out the calls etc. I need to make. On Sat. I will be working for RBC (flood relief work) and Sunday DH is giving a talk service today would be great.

THEN, last night, DH informs me his van is having transmission needs to go in for work. Can I pick him up if he takes it in today. OK...can do.

Then, suddenly, it is time to leave. I KNOW I need gas for MY van, so take a different route. Fill the van and then the two gas tanks for mowing...and somehow manage to splash gasoline out on the ground in a big gush!!! Yikes! I finish filling the cans. Put up the hose and then in lifting the cans back into the van, manage to somehow knock off the cap and splash gas AGAIN...this time on my dress and on my shoes as well as on the ground! I notify the attendant about the spill (Grrrr$$$ wasted!) and am on my way. IT REEKS in the van.

I pick up Bruce and ask at the transmission place if they have a hose so I can at least rinse off. They have a spigot and now I am and all...but at least the eau de gasoline is not so strong! PEE EWW!

I forgot my bank deposit. I forgot my canvas grocery bags. We stopped to look at area rugs...found nothing. Went to the few items we needed there...even got a parking spot in the shade...a good thing with all that gasoline IN the car!

Went to Sam's with DH always means out-of the 0rdinary purchases. Then we went to lunch and finally came home.

Now all the groceries are put up. I have T-Tapped for today, worked on laundry and caught up with email etc. It is still pretty warm to get involved in projects...but the day has been productive...gasoline and all! Hope to mow this evening if it cools down enough. Heat and rain make for great grass growth...which in turn provides me with plenty of exercise!

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BOOKWERME 6/19/2010 9:04PM

    The gasoline sloshed all over the pavement. I put down the paper towels (that they give you to clean your windshield with) on the floor of the van to catch any drips from the gas cans. It was ME that was doused in gasoline...but I wasn't dripping all over at least.

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CINA-MINI 6/19/2010 3:08PM

    Wow! That is a day!
Do you have carpet in the van or can you just hose out the gasoline?


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CINA-MINI 6/19/2010 3:08PM

    Wow! That is a day!
Do you have carpet in the van or can you just hose out the gasoline?


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CELEST 6/19/2010 8:15AM

    As you say what a day....but you managed to make it work for you in the end. Great spirit you have going there. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 6/18/2010 7:30PM

    Lots of exercise and lots accomplished! You didn't let the accidents get you down and that's what counts! emoticon emoticon

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RASCALSMOMMA 6/18/2010 5:34PM

    Sounds productive to me! Good job!

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