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S.O. F.A.R.

Friday, October 09, 2009

I read...a lot. I have three magazines that I read every issue, front to back. They are Woman's World, Self and O The Magazine. Since I don't have a lot of time, I am a little behind on all of the issues. I just started the May (or maybe it's April) issue of the O. One of the articles is by Martha Beck and she talks about the concept of SO FAR. The idea is that a healthy, happy person will naturally weigh less because their body is not creating stress hormones and we are not fighting our inner "beast" about food. It's much more involved and explains it much better than I do. Here's a link.

So, what about the SO FAR thing, you ask.

S - Stop. Stop and feel the emotion. Recognize the thoughts.
O - Open. Open yourself up to feel. Also, open your muscles so you can relax.
F - Forgive. Forgive yourself for thinking the negative thoughts, for not being perfect.
A - Accept. Accept yourself for who you are now and how you are now.
R - Renew. Renew your commitment to yourself, your eating plan, your health.

I'm trying it. I'll let you know how it goes!

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SUPREME5 10/10/2009 12:45PM

    i to will print this out

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    SO FAR,

So far I've thought about being lighter and it worked for me almost instantly. I was thinking of a way to lose some massive weight and decided to put my shoes on the scale. Usually I don't weigh WITH shoes, but with the new change, I'm much lighter, just weighed the shoes, LMAO

SO FAR, actually sounds good, you know me, got to find a way to twist even the serious stuff.

Have a great weekend and good luck with your new concept. Keep us posted!

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JUNIAATROME 10/10/2009 1:04AM

    Ok. will try try that too.

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GEEMAWEST 10/10/2009 12:03AM

    WOW, that's deep. It also make perfect sense. I am going to print the article so I can have it around. Thanks for sharing.

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Update on previous blogs...

Friday, October 09, 2009

First, our boxer's welts are gone. She is her feisty little (or not so little) self again. DH took her to the dog park today and she was not very well behaved. A small poodle was apparently being too "poodle-y" so our little girl decided to teach her a lesson. Abby (boxer) grabbed the poodle by the neck (not hard enough to hurt, but playing pretty rough) and put that poodle on the ground. (Say Uncle!). The owner of the poodle was understandably upset and DH made Abby behave. After she was allowed to play again, DH started to pet a giant Mastiff (yes, I know that seems to be redundant, but this dog was HUGE). Abby decided that DH needed to be protected and came after that Mastiff! Dumb girl. That's when DH and Abby left the park. Dh lectured her at the park. On the way from the park to the truck. And again when they got in the truck. Guess who pouted all the way home! No, not DH...Abby! LOL!

I took my workout gear to work again today. Plenty of time to work out between my 3:00 mtg and my 5:30 mtg...or so I thought. Nope! Had to go explain to the next group (50th or 51st today) what we had going, why we weren't doing this and were doing that and who was going to do it. By the time that was all clear, it was 5:00. So, no workout for me today. That's all right. I'll get some in on Saturday. That makes five days this week. Very doable!

Back in on calories today. No cookies, but I did have some Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream. Held myself to 1/2 cup. Maybe I'll even be in range for carbs! Yeah, you're right...probably not. LOL!

That's all I got for now. I probably have some other thoughts in my head, but I'm not going to go look for them. I'm afraid I'd get lost and not find my way out! LOL! Besides, if I found some and shared, you all might not talk to me any more! hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee ahhhhh....


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JUNIAATROME 10/10/2009 1:09AM

    Ok! this may answer some of my questions on the puppy school... apparently, it's fun.

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    Always love your descriptions of your events and especially todays news of ABBY.

Hope that GIANT MASTIFF got taught a lesson, LOL

Have a great day and may your weekend be even better yet!!!

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SUPREME5 10/9/2009 10:08PM

    now you know girl we love when you share
keeps out of trouble he he he
its funny how small dogs think they are big and try to prove it lol
have a good weekend my friend

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1LBDOWN 10/9/2009 4:39PM

  Good for you for getting back on the horse!

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A little over on calories today...

Thursday, October 08, 2009

if you can call going over by 800 calories a "little." I was doing okay. At lunch, I decided not to eat what I brought for lunch and went out instead. I could have chosen Blimpie's or Subway, but I went to Jack in the Box. However, I did do pretty good here. I thought about ordering the Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger and fries. Yumm!! But I chose relatively healthy and got the Jumbo Jack with cheese instead. At least, that's what I ordered. Not sure what I got cos it had two burgers and bacon. Don't get me wrong, I ate it! And it was tasty! LOL! But it wasn't what I ordered!

I wasn't planning to work out tonight as Wednesdays are puppy training days. Unfortunately, Abby has welts all over her today. We're not sure where she got them or if it's from something she ate or what. She's doing better now, but we decided not to take her to puppy training. Luckily, everyone else in our class called in "sick" too so we're extending the class by one week. Yay!

So, with no place to go, I decided to head to the gym. I did a quick 35 minutes on the elliptical while watching some shows I had never seen before. Yay me! I came home, took a shower and ate six cookies. Yep...SIX! emoticon Think that might be part of the reason I'm 800 calories over my range? Yeah, I think it might be. Exploring other options tho...just in case the cookies were meant to be eaten. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AWYEAGLE 10/8/2009 1:58PM

    OMG - you are too funny! Just think it could have been worse you could have been over by 1600 rather than just a measly 800!

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SUPREME5 10/8/2009 11:56AM

    at least if not right you enjoyed every bite right till the last

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NO_SNOW_BODY 10/8/2009 9:01AM

    sounds like you got the original burger after all, maybe they can read minds.
Sorry to hear about your puppy, hope the welts go away soon.
Hey the cookies did need to be eaten, I had one of those days on Monday and you know something, I don't regret eating them as I didn't gain weight and I had a busy day and lots of exercise.

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LOL, your blog reminded me of a cartoon that I saw years ago that is quit fitting for SP AND your blog. It was of a guy sitting at the table in the restaurant ordering his dinner. He told the waiter his order, a small salad, but not to bring the salad, but instead bring him a large serving of prime rib with all the fixin's. LOL

Sounded familiar to your Jack in the Box story

Hope you're having a great week
Sorry that I've been AWOL,
too many hours in the day, LOL

or is that too few hours

CYA later

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I love working really, I do!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

This week, I made a concerted effort to work out more during the week than I had for the last few weeks. And, I must say, I have been successful! I went to the gym near my home both Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately there was a glitch at the gym on Sunday so I couldn't get in! Did I give up and go home and veg? Nope. I went home and got on the treadmill for 50+ minutes!

Yesterday and today I took my gym bag to work and used my lunch hour to workout. Yesterday my "lunch" was at 4:00! I went to the gym at work, worked out, showered and made it back in plenty of time for my 5:30 meeting. Today was a little earlier, but still 3:00.

I am LOVING how good I feel this week! I slept like a log last night...first time in awhile. I didn't feel sleepy in any of my meetings or while working on the PC at work. I get to eat more food! And today, right after another meeting, one of the ladies I work with told me how good I was looking! Yay!! I have been maintaining for the last few months and I think she has noticed the glow (no, not sweat...I showered, honest!) that I have because of the exercise! I feel better about myself, I walk taller, I make better food choices and I'm more relaxed. That's what exercise does for me. I'm going to keep it up!

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DAISYBELL6 10/8/2009 9:15AM


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NO_SNOW_BODY 10/8/2009 9:02AM

    all that workout might be why you ate over your calories on Wednesday LOL

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LILMISSRED79 10/7/2009 3:39PM

    Good for you, that's fantastic! emoticon

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BKNOCK 10/7/2009 3:20PM

    You are doing great, congratulations! Keep up the good work. Wow, I wish I had a gym that close to work!

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CALIMAN1 10/7/2009 2:54PM

    If we could just bottle up all the positives in this blog and make every Sparker read it, it would do wonders for those that don't enjoy working out!

Wow, this is an awesome blog on so many levels...thanks for sharing and keep walking taller and using that energy to your greatest advantage so you can enjoy life to its fullest! emoticon

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AWYEAGLE 10/7/2009 11:36AM

    This is great - what a wonderful, uplifting feeling! I also find it odd that the one thing most of us hate to do makes us feel so good when we actually do it every day. Keep up the great work.

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SUPREME5 10/7/2009 12:53AM

    exercise you are right it takes me three hours to complete mine i do only so much at one time buit i know i can be proud too to get them done as you are so keep it up and enjoy

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_MAOMAO_ 10/7/2009 12:45AM

  You are doing Great! I am very impressed. emoticon emoticon

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_MAOMAO_ 10/7/2009 12:45AM

  You are doing Great! I am very impressed. emoticon emoticon

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_MAOMAO_ 10/7/2009 12:43AM

  You are doing Great! I am very impressed. emoticon emoticon

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NORCALTOPAZ 10/7/2009 12:33AM

    I am amazed at how you're able to workout and get back to work, all in an hour and a half! emoticon emoticon YOU ROCK!!!

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GEEMAWEST 10/7/2009 12:26AM

    Woo Hoo for you! I totally agree with you. I have been getting up early and exercising before work on my new exercise bike. Then on my break at work I take a quick 1 mile walk and then surprise, surprise I felt like working out again in the afternoon. Exercise is great! It works wonders for the soul.

You go girl!!

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HOLLZ13 10/7/2009 12:25AM

    Its funny how hard it is to start exercising when your so out of shape but after you get over the hump, your absolutely right you do feel great, in so many ways...
keep up the good work.

working out on your lunch break.. you go girl..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Workout at work!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Since football season started, I have been spending four days a week watching my son's practice. The fift week day has been spent on puppy training. This means that my normal evening workouts have gone out the window.

Today, I decided that I would work out during my "lunch" at work. Unfortunately, I didn't have any time for lunch until 4:00 this afternoon! The good news is that I went at 4:00, got a good 25 minutes on the stair stepper in AND made it back in time for my 5:30 meeting!

I even packed my bag for tomorrow. I've got to remember my I-Pod too. Reading is good, but a type_A personality like myself needs to read, listen to music and work out to truly experience the gym! LOL!

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RWETHAIRYET 10/7/2009 11:01AM

    I wish I could work out at work...but a half hour lunch just doesn't quite cut it.
I also can't multi-task like I used to, lol.

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KERRYMONIQUE 10/6/2009 8:08AM

    Talk about multi-tasking! I thought I was the only one, lol emoticon I'm glad that you are finding ways to work it in, despite your schedule, but don't forget to eat!

Good luck!


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STRIDERGIRL 10/6/2009 12:21AM

  I've spent YEARS watching practices and the best thing about it is that there is usually some place to walk!! Especially at a football field--walk around the track for an hour!!

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