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Hard time

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Monday and Tuesday were hard for me with regards to food. For some reason I had a bout of compulsive eating and ate a great many GS cookies. Whatever made me think I could eat just one Thin Mint? I must have had a lack of oxygen to my brain or something. The bright spot in the whole debacle was that I continued to eat normal meals and exercise. I did not completely abandon my healthy eating. Nonetheless, I was rather disappointed with myself. This AM I decided that cookies were not going to be on my eating agenda. Fortunately, they are all gone anyway. But whether or not they are gone, my resolve to be healthy is even stronger. I may fall but I will not fail.

  
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MOMBUCK3 1/28/2010 1:55PM

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You are going the right way, you did what you needed to, got yourself back on track. Now just look at the real cause behind the binge and all will be well.

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ITSERTIME 1/27/2010 6:55PM

  yea my latest binge i just had to buy the darm lemon pepperidge farm cake on sale, that one always does me in i legitimize it cause it is a sale item and i will be careful eating it and devour it.

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DARA52 1/27/2010 6:41PM

    As my Dr. says, "You Have to Live". This healthy eating and exercise is the rest of our life choice. Things will happen and we just keep going. As long as they are the exception rather than the rule. Hugs to you. and be sure to enjoy the rest of your day!

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JHADZHIA 1/27/2010 6:03PM

    We all take a snack on the wild side once in a while, just as long as it doesn't become a regular habit. I make sure there is nothing in my apartment to tempt me -if its not there I can't eat it!
That you did everything else you were supposed to is a good thing!


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GOLDFISHLIZ 1/27/2010 5:29PM

    I have just had a day I would rather forget - pouring with a cold which clearly encourages me to eat anything that's in the house!! Thank you for the 'fall not fail' thought - I'm saying it to myself even now!
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FITKAT2010 1/27/2010 5:18PM

    I just wrote you a SparkMail message asking you about this.

Look at what happened in the house. Yes, it's good that the floors got done, but you "evened out the scales" and made things with your diet balance things out. Work on your ability to accept good things in your life. I won't tell anyone! LOL

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BORTEI 1/27/2010 5:01PM

    Those cookies are just so tasty. I love your comment that you may fall but you will not fail!

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MSWEEZER 1/27/2010 2:08PM

    You did well to remember that you did fall a bit but never failed. You get back on track and keep forging. You'll live another day indeed.

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Busy

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Busy, busy, busy. Moved most of the furniture back into the living room today, as well as the area rug. Pretty heavy to lug although we do have sliders. The painter came and spackled so he can start tomorrow in the kitchen. I sanded my china/tea cup cabinet and wiped it down so I can re-stain it. Wow! A full day's work and I still have 8 hours to go. It felt good to get things done, as it usually does. I also just finished walking on the treadmill. Thinking back over days when I did absolutely nothing, I feel great. It is energizing to have projects and complete them. I like the feeling.

  
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MOMBUCK3 1/28/2010 1:56PM

    Bet the floors are looking really great!

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MSWEEZER 1/27/2010 5:56AM

    You're doing great and isn't it amazing how much more energy you have once you move the body the good Lord has given us rather than sit idle and let it go to pot (so to speak)? LOL

You're doing great. Congrats on all the accomplishments of your projects too!

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LINDA! 1/27/2010 12:15AM

    Yes, completing a project is so satisfying.

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FITKAT2010 1/26/2010 7:26PM

    Are the floors done then?

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Another week

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday. The start of another winter week. It's pouring rain here in NEPA...better than snow, I guess. It's really dark out and rather depressing. Still, I am looking forward to another positive day. There is so much negativity all around us, we need to make a conscious choice to view things in a positive light. Today, I am choosing to look forward to work, to exercise and to my chores. Even with my house still in total disarray, I will choose to be calm and happy. A few months ago I read a Healthy Reflection that said being happy is a choice. I believe it is. And today, I choose happiness.

  
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MOMBUCK3 1/25/2010 11:12AM

    I also am choosing happiness!

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FITKAT2010 1/25/2010 10:32AM

    When your mind is truly at Peace, you won't "see" anything but Peace. It's a black or white sort of thing hon. No inbetween!

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MSWEEZER 1/25/2010 10:27AM

    I'm with you! I choose to be happy because I am also healthy. Great reminder!!!

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A lot proud and a little sad

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Today's blog isn't about just doing it. It's about being a proud mother. Last night my daughter informed me she had made the list for the Foreign Service. This means that within probably six months she and my grandson will be moving abroad. She will be assigned as a diplomat at an American embassy somewhere in the world. This is something she has been striving for for a long time. While I am very proud of her, I am also a little sad at the prospect of such a long distance move. I realize our children must go on with their lives, but at the same time, I will be incredibly sad at the distance between us. Distance measured in miles, but not in hearts. We will be together forever in our hearts. So, I guess, this blog really is about just doing it. I will just suck it up, wish her well, and love her with all my heart.

  
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FLUENTFROG 1/21/2010 8:39PM

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What strength to respect her choices despite your emotions.

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FITKAT2010 1/21/2010 7:40PM

    Loving someone is simply letting go.

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LILYGAL 1/21/2010 5:40PM

    I remember when my son moved about 1000 miles away from us when he graduated from college. Tough but we got thru it and it is wonderful that she is following her dreams!!!

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LINDAKAY228 1/21/2010 4:27PM

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MOMBUCK3 1/21/2010 4:14PM

    I know exactly what you mean.....my youngest just deployed for active duty with her National Guard unit. They will be in Afghanistan in less than 60 days. We will have the internet and so on, but like you I am both proud and sad. They do indeed need to go on with their lives and it sounds as though both our girls are doing special things with their lives.
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JENNNVA 1/21/2010 3:16PM

    As a mom myself I completely understand. But like you said - you'll always be together in your hearts. With video cameras on computers, it will be like she's in the next room. And who knows, maybe it will call for a vacation overseas. That might be fun :) Hugs!

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MSWEEZER 1/21/2010 3:02PM

    Proud indeed. You raised a fine daughter who is following her dream. With today's technology, you can stay in touch.

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KMBRADY 1/21/2010 3:01PM

    Distance and separation can be hard - but it's obvious you're very proud of her and happy for her accomplishments and it's because of you! The time will pass and you'll grow many new cherrished memories and moments and she'll love you to pieces for your support.

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ILOVETOCRUISE 1/21/2010 2:57PM

    I know you will miss her. Computers make connections easier and wonderful.

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NANNACAT51 1/21/2010 2:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon My son and DIL and grandson are also far away in a remote part of Alaska. I miss them so much.

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self-reflection

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Reading a post this morning, I started thinking about self-sabotage. How many times have I done this. A million! was thinking about this while I was on the treadmill. Why do I (and so many of us) do this? We work so hard to attain a loss and as soon as the prize is in sight, we falter. Do I do this because I don't really want the prize? Or because I don't think I deserve it? Or because I am just too lazy to follow through? I think the latter is the basic reason. I have always taken the path of the least resistance. Once my weight gets to what I think is manageable, I think...OK, that's enough. I look alright and feel alright. Why bother to finish it. Why keep on watching my diet and eating healthy, or exercise. I am OK. How self-defeating are those thoughts! When I weighed myself this AM and saw that I am near, really near, my goal for January, it crossed my mind to relax. Uh huh. No relaxing. Relaxing=stopping. Why would I do that when I am making so much progress. Because I am lazy, that's why. It's easier to lay on the couch and read than walk on the treadmill or complete my chores. It's easier to say I am too tired than to progress toward my goals. Well, now that I know the truth, I can say I am not too tired, too old or bored. I am moving on.

  
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MOMBUCK3 1/21/2010 4:16PM

    I read Kats response and thought of myself. We are very similar you and I. Lets face our fears and win this battle!

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FITKAT2010 1/20/2010 6:27PM

    Think deeper hon. Why do you think you are lazy? I don't believe in the concept actually. Certainly it applies to kids, but not to us adults who work, keep a house, have people we are responsive to and responsible for.

It's fear! 100% What are you afraid of? That is what you need to take a look at. The best way to do that is to put a fire under your buttinski and get Sparked to go past this stage and into the successs you are in reach of. Then, you will know what you WERE afraid of.



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JHADZHIA 1/20/2010 5:26PM

    Living a healthy lifestyle is a life time commitment, can't just turn it on and off when we feel like it! Losing weight is just the byproduct. We can never let our guard down! We are in this battle forever! Once we can get over that, it is smooth sailing! All the best for seeing some light at the end of the tunnel!!
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