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I Survived

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I made it through summer school with an A and a B- . The B- seriously annoyed me since the teacher's comment made me think he had me confused with another student AND since I got an A- and a B on my two projects. Rant over. Thanks to the Shooting Stars team here on Spark I also kept on track with journaling my food and kept on losing weight slowly. I broke 100 pounds this week and I am jazzed!

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    It looks like your'e doing great in-spite of the probable error on you instructors part. Be strong and be good to yourself :)

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Friday, June 13, 2014

New classes start on Monday and I'll be taking two summer intensives: Matte Painting and Cross-Cultural Understanding. I'll do an art journal for the latter. On top of this I've committed 4 hours/day to do online feature film work. I will be overwhelmed by work, so planning my food and exercise will be very important. It would be too easy to forget to work out and to snack mindlessly while working at the computer. I think I'll set a timer so that I remember to get up and walk around.


Writing Goals Positively

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ok, I realize that I won't keep up with blogging every day. I am studying for my MFA in animation and visual effects and classes can be demanding, especially near the end of the courses. Classes end next week, and I've already submitted my final pieces. All of a sudden I feel at loose ends. I've achieved a major goal, and now I want a reward. I want to continue thinking positively so my reward will be to spend some of my newly free time reading.

My mini-goal is to focus entirely on my reading and sipping water while I read. I will put nothing else in my mouth except ice cubes.

That is my reward and a mini-goal in positive terms, and it was a bit of a challenge to write it that way. I kept wanting to say I won't eat this or that, but I find that if I think of a food or specifically write about it then I start obsessing about it and then I want to eat it. It is better for me to focus on the way that I want to be, as if the food weren't a major part of my pleasure and reward system.

I hope you will take a moment to share your goals in positive terms. I love to see them.


Positively Positive

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Today I am happy to be me and I see myself achieving my goal for this week of eating protein with every carb serving. No negative thoughts; I'm being positively positive. While I know that I may not achieve my goal, I will forgive myself if I don't.

I went to see my doctor on Thursday and he explained to me that our self talk makes a physical difference in our brains. He told me that there are triangular cells on the outer lining of the brain that are changed depending on our outlook and that simply talking nicely to ourselves will make you feel better. That was really a surprise since I thought it was just spiritual, not physical. I am now very motivated to be positive.

Every day I will write something positive. Please join me in sharing your nice thoughts.

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MAVIEPOOH 4/29/2013 12:15AM

    I had a dream last night about Louise Hay the mother of positively and she was NEEDING me it was very real so when I read your biog about positively positive I realized I needed to get my focus back. Thanks for getting me started.

Carolyn Myss would hold up a pen and say think for a second that this pen is the most important thing in y our life you must have it. You can't right its just a pen well that's the same as when you don't attach to something. Just because some one says something it doesn't mean you have to attack to it. Let it go and keep on keeping on.

Your journey inspires me L )

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AMBERZADE67 4/21/2013 4:04PM

    GREAT!!! emoticon

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BARBANNA 4/21/2013 11:41AM

    You are great to share this information and I love your infectious positivity! I will take my infectious positivity and use it on all my family and friends this week. I little can go a long way!! Thanks to your doctgor for giving more physical insight but it is also spiritual as praying makes me feel sooo much better and God is behind each and everyone of us! emoticon emoticon

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KEEPFIT2013 4/21/2013 11:40AM

    emoticon Cathy
I am committed to focussing on the positive and, like you, find power in writing my positive thoughts down each day. Have joined a couple of forums where this is my mission each day!!!
Keep up the nice thoughts. They are powerful!!
Love your site images by the way!!!

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Holiday Stress

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I love the holidays, but I hate the holidays. Christmas is my favorite time of year with sparkling lights, snow, happy exclamations as special foods and sweets are presented and consumed with delight, and presents that represent our love for one another. But Christmas makes me so tired, and I don't want to decorate or take down the decorations. I'm happy to eat the food and sweets, and sit in front of my computer and gain weight.

I'm going back to Fitness Ridge in January and I am hauling my husband with me this time. He is in for a major shock when he discovers that he is expected to work out all day without breaks long enough for hime to walk off campus for a smoke.

Here I am almost dead from climbing straight up for nearly an hour. I fell twice and was the last one, but I made it. They called it Saddle because the top of the climb is a saddle between two peaks. It was hard, but totally rewarding.

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MJREIMERS 12/29/2012 2:02PM

    I'm with you when it come to Christmas! (I personally like Thanksgiving better. No gifts, just thankfulness.)

Good for you going back to Fitness! I'm not sure your husband will enjoy it as much as you do! emoticon It will be good for you both. Have a great time and let us know how it was!

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