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Christmas Gifts

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I hope I don't sound like a Scrooge, but I don't like the exchange of meaningless gifts with people I barely know, like at work. I love giving things to the people I love and think carefully about what would bring them joy, but I don't like Secret Santa exchanges and Christmas White Elephant games. So this year I didn't participate. I decided instead to give the gift of my honest words of appreciation to people at work. I found a few minutes to talk with each of them about all they do for the workplace and all they mean to me. It felt really good and specific and special for each person. I felt warm and giving and in return I received some of the most beautiful smiles I have ever seen. People at work are not generally appreciated for what they do.

I wish each of you a Happy Holiday or Merry Christmas and I share with you my honest appreciation of your efforts to improve yourself and to support and love others who are doing the same.

  
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RURAL3 12/22/2009 6:34PM

    I think that is awonderful idea. It always means so much to receive kind words that are spoken from the heart.

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GRANNY1972 12/22/2009 9:24AM

    I think that was a wonderful gift you gave your co-workers!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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GABY1948 12/22/2009 9:23AM

    I agree with you wholeheartedly. DH and I quit the "mandatory" gifts long ago with explanations long before Christmas and it was surprising how many of even our family members we thrilled with this. There is so much stress for most and it meant less stress for them. Now we give gifts during the year for no reason that can mean reciprocation if not desired. So far, as I said, everyone we know appreciates it!
Merry Christmas to you and your family
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Peace and Joy

Monday, December 21, 2009

I'm down 3 pounds this morning. That includes the 2 I gained last week and one new one!

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I think I left them on the mountain this weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday I went trekking for an hour. Wow, treking on the mountains in the snow isn't easy. I know I burned a lot of calories cause I was sweating profusely when I got back to the cabin.

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I am so glad Christmas is here this week. I feel so blessed to be able to get out of the hustle and bustle of the town and the commercialism of the holiday and just enjoy God's serenity and contemplate the Gift He gave us in His Son.

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May you all have a Blessed Holiday and enjoy the season in the way you value most.

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RURAL3 12/21/2009 4:36PM

    Congrats on those pounds gone forever Nancy. Are you spending Christmas in the Mountains?

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JUST-AMY 12/21/2009 9:54AM

    How wonderful for you! I love the mountains, and I'd love a mountain cabin! I live in mid-Missouri...not much of either! But I love visiting Colorado and the Smoky Mtns of Tennessee, too. You are fortunate to have the Rockies out there! Congrats on the progress! Enjoy! Enjoy!

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HAASESH 12/21/2009 8:20AM

  congrats!

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Off Track

Friday, December 18, 2009

I definitely learned that I need to track my food and exercise last week. When I don't track I underestimate my intake. I was way above my calories a couple of days last week and I feel the difference. The scale has me up 2 which I know is not really 2 pounds of fat but mostly water weight from my high salt intake. I still don't like the feeling of being off track. Well, yesterday I was back on track and will make it a good weekend.

  
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LOULOUBELLE2 12/18/2009 11:23PM

    One step back equals many steps ahead.
Glad your climbing back up on the wagon again. You CAN DO IT.
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GABY1948 12/18/2009 6:10PM

    It's all part of the learning process. You will be fine. Good job!

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GRANNY1972 12/18/2009 4:27PM

    That salt intake can really make a difference!! I have to watch that all the time. Guess we better just keep tracking!

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RURAL3 12/18/2009 12:18PM

    Glad to have you back Nancy. You will get it off quickly. The salt can do that to us. I found it very scary when I stopped tracking too. Shows us we need that accountability for awhile.

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OURELEE1 12/18/2009 8:28AM

  You know your body better than anyone else. It funny how you can tell the differents without the scale.

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BUDSNRAINA 12/18/2009 8:21AM

    Hang in there...the most important part is that you realized you were off track and now can be aware of it. Good luck and keep up the great work!!

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Stressssssful Week

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's been a stressful week. Not being able to access Spark People except for a few minutes at work and on my husband's old, old, slow, slow computer. All I could do was the absolute essentials - what I ate and my exercise. I often didn't get to put anything in for several days and then when I did I found out that I was over. So it hasn't been a good week calorie or weight wise. But I keep on keeping on.

The second stress was that I had to set up 4 H1N1 clinics in our local high schools. I had no idea how many people would show up and I ended up overplanning but I didn't want people to show up and not have any vaccine. So I exhaused myself planning, and packing and unpacking. I have gotten overtired and set off a fibro flare so I don't feel so hot. But again I just keep on keeping on.

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BUSSMOM 12/17/2009 11:23PM

  What a busy week you have had. Is it over now so that you can take care of yourself? I pray your fibro dissipates.

Welcome back. I don't know what I would do if I had to be away from SP for long. Glad you have been able to make it back!

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Adjusting

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I had lunch with a group of people at work as a potluck. I brought a loaf of the SP Banana Nut Bread (once again!). I ate small amounts of the most apporopriate things I could find at the pot luck and tried very hard to be careful. When I went home I tracked everything...I couldn't believe it but I ate 839 calories and I wasn't even full.

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So for supper we had Spaghetti Squash with Marinara sauce (`1 oz of lean hamburger in my portion of Marinara) and a salad with dressing. I had a light yogurt as a bedtime snack and I ended up smack dab in the middle of my calorie range!

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GABY1948 12/12/2009 9:38AM

    You are doing an awesome job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 12/10/2009 5:07PM

    looks like you worked it out just fine.

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JUST-AMY 12/10/2009 2:41PM

    I love spaghetti squash! That made me think I haven't had any for far too long! Thanks for this blog. I am going to buy some this weekend and this sounds nuts, but I can't wait!

Take care and post a new pic this winter with Bucky and Thunder so we can see the progress!

Amy

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LOULOUBELLE2 12/10/2009 10:02AM

    Oh your soooooo good. emoticon Just make sure your eating enough. You need energy to get out in that freezing cold.

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