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Taking Out My Frustrations ...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

ON THE KITCHEN. I have chosen my first area of attack. I have to do something with the mounting pressure on the homefront. And besides, I told DH I wasn't kidding around. An all out assault on my TO DO LIST will definitely keep me busy and hopefully let loose some of the accumulating stress of late. Today I have started stripping wallpaper. It's at least 20-25 years old and proving to be quite the battle already. Nevertheless I plan on winning the war. emoticon

PLAN OF ACTION:
Remove kitchen and laundry room wallpaper
Repair drain pipe (washer)
Remove damaged pantry shelves in laundry room
Patch areas needed
Repair damaged cabinets
Refinish cabinets and install hardware
Install new lighting fixtures and ceiling fan
Paint kitchen and laundry room
Paint baseboards, crown molding, window trim and doors
Install counter tops and double sink
Install tile back splash
Replace dishwasher
Mount microwave above stove
Replace washer
Install flooring
Hang new kitchen and laundry room valences

YEAH, this is going to take me awhile! Perhaps there will be an additional bonus as well to the satisfaction in the end, in the form of ... more weight loss! emoticon

  
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HEALTHYSLIM2 8/31/2012 11:11PM

    Have I told you lately you're my hero??? Wish you lived down the street so you could come help me whip my house into shape!!!
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LKWQUILTER 8/30/2012 8:18PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I know that with that determination, you can do it!!! ((((HUGS))))

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RURAL3 8/30/2012 5:09PM

    a huge project to be sure but attack it as you are the weight: a little at a time. You will win on both accounts. emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 8/30/2012 4:10PM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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Time To Get Out Of My Way

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I have faced a lot of obstacles in my life. Like so many people I have experience my fair share of pain, abuse, heartache and sadness. There are many things I can blame, and people I can use as excuses. Reasons for not doing what I want to do with my body and my life. For not changing who it is I want to be.

I have had the following quote on my page for awhile now but have never really understood it nor accepted it for truth until NOW. Excuses are a form of weakness. There will always be something or someone just around the corner for me to use to stay just as I am. The problem is, I don't want to stay just as I am.

I want to be better, smarter, thinner, stronger, motivated, self reliant, confident, empowered, and develop a love for myself that I have yet to feel in nearly 54 years. I am tired of excuses. I am tired of weakness. I am tired of allowing everything and anything to get in the way. I am tired of feeling less than, never good enough, not strong enough. I want to leave this world in better shape, physically, emotionally and mentally than I have lived it until now. In truth, I am, and have been the other thing standing in my way. And it's time I do something about that!


  
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LIFE-FAITH 8/30/2012 8:45PM

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THETURTLEBEAR 8/26/2012 2:59PM

    You don't "want" to do these things...You WILL do these things! I believe in you!!

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MBGUYER 8/25/2012 7:57PM

  you are worth it too! emoticon

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TRUE-NESS 8/25/2012 5:54PM

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LKWQUILTER 8/25/2012 3:30PM

    That is so true Sallie. I need that posted on my fridge so I can be reminded every day. Hope your weekend is better. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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RADFEN 8/25/2012 11:14AM

    Yes, we can do it! Good on you! emoticon

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PMFISH 8/25/2012 9:47AM

    I have always said we make our own problems more than anyone else. Once you recognize it, you are more aware and avoid a few of them. If anyone figures out how to avoid them all, please let me know!! Every day is a new day to do our best! You can do it!
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IOEINC 8/25/2012 9:43AM

    You rock Sallie!!! Just keep that attitude and you can change things!! emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 8/25/2012 9:33AM

    emoticon I am with you. Well said.

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ZENNITH 8/25/2012 3:16AM

    Sounds like you've had an epiphany emoticon

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My 30 Favorite Motivational Quotes

Monday, July 30, 2012

"You have to know what you want to get it."

"You must have long-term goals to keep you from being frustrated by the short-term failures."

"Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving towards a worthwhile goal."

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."

"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right!"

"Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go."

"Don't let the low times get you down. Learn from them and reach for the high times."

"The more effort you put into something, the more you get in return."

"The sense of achievement and joy after overcoming the impossible are the most treasured and fulfilling ones."

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."

"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands--and then eat just one of the pieces."

"Most of the important things in the world have been achieved by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."

"The life you have led doesn't need to be the only life you have."

"Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling, enduring, and accomplishing."

"We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are."

"Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows."

"Those who win are those who think they can."

"Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to."

"Fall seven times, stand up eight times."

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence."

"Being defeated is only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."

"Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting."

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage!"

"There are many ways to fail, but only one way to succeed; NEVER GIVE UP!"

"Accomplishment of small things leads to mighty things..."

"Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy."

"Never, never, never give up."

"You are stronger than you know."

"While there is a breath in me, that long will I persist. If I persist long enough, I will win."

  
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LKWQUILTER 7/30/2012 5:52PM

    Great quotes Sallie.

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SFREY217 7/30/2012 9:35AM

    Thank you for posting these motivational quotes !!

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50 Things About Me

Sunday, July 29, 2012

50 Things...

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Yes, my first and middle names are after my paternal Grandmother and Great Grandmother

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Last night

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I do. I have been told I have nice handwriting

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Roast Turkey

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Yes, one adult daughter who will turn 26 in October

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yes, I am kind, loyal, trustworthy and listen well

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
No, not at all

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Nope, I had them removed at 17

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Heck no, I'm seriously afraid of heights

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Raisin Bran

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
No

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Honesty right now, No

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Mint Chocolate Chip

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their smile

15. RED OR PINK?
Red

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I over analyse, and I stress out about everything

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My mom, she died when I was 22 and was seriously my best friend and go to person

18. WHAT IS THE PAUL MCKENNA TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
Who?

19. ANY TATTOOS?
Nope, but got my ears pierced last fall at age 53.

20. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Not wearing any

21. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Salmon, brown rice, brussel sprouts and salad last night for dinner

22. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The hum of my computer and my dog Cinnamon snoring next to me

23. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Ocean Blue

24. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Roses, rain, freshly cut grass, evergreen trees, lavender, my grandson after his bath when he is all snuggled in his towel and smelling of baby lotion, chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven, and Roast Turkey with stuffing on Thanksgiving day

25. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Wylene, an old and dear friend

26. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Beach house

27. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Swimming, Dance, Gymnastics, Ice Skating

28. HAIR COLOR?
These days it's Garnier Medium Brown

29. EYE COLOR?
Brown

30. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No, just glasses

31. FAVORITE FOOD?
Lobster

32. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy endings are nice but I would have to say scary movies but not the gory, 101 ways to kill someone just for the heck of it kind. I'm more of the classic vampire, werewolf, alien and Halloween type.

33. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
The new Spiderman with my grandson

34. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Green

35. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Fall

36. HUGS OR KISSES?
Both

37. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Chocolate cake

38. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
I like Strength Training but Cardio helps to distress me, so both

39. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
Computer

40. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Bad Childhood, Good Life

41. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
4 Kittens

42. FAVORITE SOUND?
My grandson's laughter

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Beatles

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Hawaii and Canada

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Writing, organizing and anything to do with art and crafts

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. My father was stationed there.

47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
North Carolina

48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
Brick and Cream with Blue Trim

49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
White

50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS?
Yes, why else would I do it?

  
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MARY1313 7/29/2012 3:53PM

    Thanks for answering! I love reading these!

Mary

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LKWQUILTER 7/29/2012 3:38PM

    Now I know more about you Sallie. We both like red and are military brats (my dad was a Marine). Have a great Sunday Sallie.

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100 Reasons

Friday, July 27, 2012

100 Reasons to Work Out
*courtesy of Sparkpeople

1. Because it makes you feel confident
2. Because it helps you get stronger
3. Because exercise helps combat depression
4. Because you'll feel proud of yourself
5. Because you have goals you want to reach
6. Because you'll feel bad if you don't
7. Because you want to move forward, not backward
8. Because it burns more calories than not working out
9. Because it improves your heart health
10. Because you want a great butt
11. Because it prevents diabetes
12. Because you want to be a good example to your kids
13. Because you want to feel good in your clothes
14. Because it reduces your risk of cancer
15. Because your body was made to move
16. Because you want to be an athlete
17. Because you want to look better
18. Because it lifts your mood
19. Because you want to stand taller
20. Because it reduces back pain
21. Because it feels good
22. Because it makes you feel accomplished
23. Because you spend most of your day on your butt
24. Because swimsuit season is always coming
25. Because strong is the new skinny
26. Because dieting only works so much
27. Because it strengthens your bones, too
28. Because it helps you lose weight
29. Because it allows you to eat more food
30. Because it's the best way to spend "me" time
31. Because it helps you de-stress
32. Because it's cheaper than therapy
33. Because you want a strong core
34. Because you want to take care for yourself
35. Because you take pride in your body
36. Because it strengthens your legs
37. Because it helps your clothes fit better
38. Because you want to push yourself
39. Because you are capable of more than you ever imagined
40. Because moving your body feels good
41. Because it keeps your mind sharp
42. Because it helps you beat belly bloat
43. Because it helps you sleep better at night
44. Because it gives you energy
45. Because you want to stay healthy as you age
46. Because you want to look younger
47. Because you want toned arms
48. Because it improves your balance
49. Because it burns off last night's dessert
50. Because it boosts your immune system
51. Because sweat is sexy
52. Because you want to live longer
53. Because you want to get better at your game
54. Because you want to catch someone's eye
55. Because exercisers earn more money
56. Because you're more likely to eat better when you exercise
57. Because you want to shave time off your running pace
58. Because you want to breathe easier
59. Because you want to see the scale drop
60. Because exercise improves your sex life
61. Because you are worth it
62. Because being fit makes everything in life better
63. Because you promised yourself that you would
64. Because you deserve a better life
65. Because it'll help you drink more water
66. Because you want to do real push-ups
67. Because it reduces your health care costs
68. Because you'll miss fewer days of work
69. Because you want to create a new future for yourself
70. Because it'll help you like what you see in the mirror
71. Because it makes clothing shopping more fun
72. Because you want to look and feel incredible
73. Because exercising can be fun
74. Because it'll give your skin a glow
75. Because it's a good way to spend time with your friends
76. Because it'll help you prevent the middle-age spread
77. Because it reduces your blood pressure
78. Because you don't want to let yourself go
79. Because you don't want to squeeze into an airplane or rollercoaster seat
80. Because it strengthens your spirit
81. Because it's a cheap way to entertain yourself
82. Because you'll be able to reward yourself
83. Because you need a reason to wear those new workout clothes
84. Because you're tired of being tired
85. Because not working out is not going to get you very far
86. Because it's a great way to spend time outside
87. Because you made a commitment to yourself
88. Because you're tired of starting over
89. Because there will always be another wedding, vacation or reunion
90. Because you're not a quitter
91. Because it improves your cholesterol
92. Because it boosts your metabolism
93. Because it prevents age-related muscle loss
94. Because if you can do this, you can do anything
95. Because a fit body is a healthy body
96. Because it beats sitting on the couch
97. Because everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare
98. Because you want to be stronger than your excuses
99. Because not working out isn't working out for you
100. Because the only workout you ever regret is the one you skip


Have an awesome day and great weekend everyone!!

  
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TARAFROMTX1 7/27/2012 10:33AM

    Thanks Sallie!! I does serve as a great reminder on the days we need that extra kick in the pants!!! emoticon

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