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Exhilarated Tiredness

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I have been experimenting with walking/jogging (all right, experimenting is probably a strong word because I have only done it twice). I managed to start off with a mile and a half straight, walked/jogged around the HS track, and mostly walked home with about a half mile of jogging for a total of at least 3 miles jogging. Needless to say, my body wasn't used to it and I was tired.

I had forgotten that this was the night that I was going to see a HS summer camp theatre production. If we had not already bought tickets and that a friend of mine was conducting, I probably would have begged off. I was tired and sore!

So,so glad I went. Although I didn't know anyone on stage, some of "my kids" were playing in the orchestra and I was really surprised to find that a former student who graduated 5-6 years and played the lead in one of our productions also played in the pit, so it was wonderful to reconnect with him. And then there was the added bonus of sharing that experience with a dear friend who also loves musical theater.

Sure, I am tired today. Did I tell you that I got home close to midnight? Not usually in my waking hours category, but last night added "footprints in my heart." What a wonderful phrase! The support here also leaves those footprints. Who leaves the footprints in YOUR heat? Thank them today for being such an important part of your life!

  
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STARSHINE671 7/30/2013 1:13AM

    emoticon on getting in the good walk/jog routine!

Great little snippet of life. Such joy found in not missing, the the HS theater production. Body tired, but spirit soaring..great trade off. emoticon
Thanks for sharing.

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BLUENOSE63 7/29/2013 7:44AM

  When you get a chance, google the "Galloway Method of Running" and you will some great tips on the art of the walk/run and I am sure some training plans will pop up as well.

Have a great week

Cheryl

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MOTHEPRO 7/29/2013 6:06AM

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LOPEYP 7/29/2013 4:59AM

    Way to go on your walk/jog!

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CANDOK1260 7/28/2013 7:53PM

    happy you have a great day and night good job on the walking

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/28/2013 1:18PM

    Footprints in your heart ... I like that! Thanks so much for sharing.

Hope you get to relax some today.

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JACKIE542 7/28/2013 1:14PM

    Great work on your exercise, good miles there!!
Very happy you did not pass on the production, it is always so nice to reconnect.
Your last quote says so much, love it.
Hope you have a restful Sunday. emoticon

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BLITZEN40 7/28/2013 1:00PM

    Way to go with the walk/jog! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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AMARILYNH 7/28/2013 11:49AM

    Friends add SUCH joy and fullness to our lives! The experience was doubtless worth a bit of tiredness!!

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KAB7801 7/28/2013 11:43AM

    I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in years and my heart just melted, talk about footprints!
I had forgotten about him until I saw him again, brought so many good feelings and the things we all did together back!
Great blog!
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Weird Mood Today!

Saturday, July 27, 2013



And with that being said, I am going out for a walk this morning!

  
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LOPEYP 7/29/2013 5:00AM

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BLUENOSE63 7/28/2013 8:07AM

  Great motivational blog! Thanks for posting.

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SWEETNEEY 7/28/2013 1:17AM

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GRANDMASHUNGRY 7/27/2013 12:50PM

    That's right Just Keep Going!

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LEXIE63 7/27/2013 12:36PM

    Great pics! Not always easy to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and try again, but as long as we keep doing just that we can keep trying! :-)

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JACKIE542 7/27/2013 9:40AM

    Thanks for the emoticon Last quote says it all. Hope you have a wonderful walk and a great day. emoticon emoticon

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EDLEAR 7/27/2013 9:12AM

    Thanks for sharing, I needed to see one of these spelled out. emoticon

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CAT609 7/27/2013 9:06AM

    Awesome!

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SHERYLDS 7/27/2013 9:03AM

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MOTHEPRO 7/27/2013 8:38AM

    So true emoticon

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KAB7801 7/27/2013 8:33AM

    And going, and going!
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111BUTTERFLY111 7/27/2013 8:12AM

    Just keep going ... that's the key! emoticon

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Success

Friday, July 26, 2013

So many people have said that this is a journey, not a destination, but I have never thought of this in terms of an end product of success. I need to go back and check my goals. Are they goals that have to do with the destination or goals that have to do with the journey? My major goals should not be about the destination, I believe, because that implies to me that when you reach that goal, you are done. Instead, my goals should be about some things that I will keep on doing with end point in sight. It certainly is helpful to achieve along the way with motivators, however. Hmmm...time to doublecheck and maybe reword my goals or separate my goals from my motivators along the way!


Have a healthy and successful journey! emoticon emoticon

  
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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 7/26/2013 10:17PM

    YES... goals for the journey, so we can become happier and healthier along the way.
Onward! emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/26/2013 11:28AM

    emoticon Love the quotes especially the last one. must keep moving. emoticon emoticon

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KAB7801 7/26/2013 11:06AM

    One of my goals is to be as healthy and happy as possible, I don't think that can ever be reached, you can always get healthier and happier!
Great blog makes me think!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/26/2013 10:53AM

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DETERMINEDDE 7/26/2013 7:48AM

    Awesome blog - great message! Thanks for posting!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/26/2013 7:17AM

    Great blog. Thanks. Have a good day.

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ELRIDDICK 7/26/2013 7:05AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Outpourings!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I am truly blessed! I have my family and friends who are wonderful. It has been my SFs lately who have offered advice, questioned me, supported and encouraged me. It truly helps when people have gone or are going through the same thing you are. I am beginning to realize that this whole calorie thing may stall me for a quite a while until I figure it out (feel free to hit me on the head with that fact over and over again!). If I didn't have all of you here, I probably would have given up since I haven't seen the fastest scale results. You are trying to teach me patience. Just warning you, I, and most other people in my life, have tried to teach me patience, but I have been a slow learner for 58 years. Your outpourings of concern encouragement, etc. have been truly heartwarming. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon s!!!

  
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DUXGRL1 7/25/2013 8:27PM

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JACKIE542 7/25/2013 11:17AM

    Isn't it nice to have friends here to help us along. We know how you feel and we are here to help. emoticon

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KAB7801 7/25/2013 8:55AM

    Were here for you! emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 7/25/2013 6:53AM

  Well sometimes I find that I have to write slowly as not everyone reads quickly.....just kidding...This whole weight thing is an enigma at times but patience will come with time and believe it or not you will figure out what works for you. Everyone is unique and different methods work for different people.



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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/25/2013 6:32AM

    This is not an easy journey, and left to myself, I would still be stuck in the pattern of starting each day trying to be perfect and then giving up at the first sign of a misstep. SP friends continue to remind me it's process and progress, not perfection. We are definitely all in this together.
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LOPEYP 7/25/2013 6:27AM

    Definitely the best part of the journey is the friends we meet along the way!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/25/2013 6:20AM

    This journey is so much better taken with friends! So glad we're here together! emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 7/25/2013 6:20AM

    We're here for you. Just don't give up. Keep trying until you find what works for you. emoticon emoticon

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PATSYB7 7/25/2013 6:19AM

    Patience is key! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We are all in this together!
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Ridiculously Amazing Part 2

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I am not sure I am "making" my day ridiculously amazing, but really just noticing things that make the day amazing! Examples of this just yesterday: husband texting me for no reason at all emoticon , sitting at my desk yesterday getting ready for summer school and realizing that I am doing exactly what I was meant to do, emoticon , having a professional conversation with a woman who used to be my son's girlfriend in HS and being able to help her with teaching resources, having saved enough calories (even fat!) to have a piece of pizza, emoticontalking with a friend for the first time since school let out, getting tickets for a musical show, sitting down after coming home and listening to the breeze and my wind chimes, emoticon over 10,000 steps again yesterday, emoticon getting into the car and on the radio is "Lean on Me," and my husband taking the time to continue to watch 2 episodes of MASH every night with me since I am trying to work through all 11 seasons. emoticon There are lots more that I can't think of right now, but it is "ridiculously amazing" how many of these moments are in your day! I am truly grateful! emoticon

  
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SHERYLDS 7/27/2013 9:02AM

    love this

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JACKIE542 7/24/2013 9:25PM

    All amazing things to be grateful for!! emoticon

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DUXGRL1 7/24/2013 8:02PM

    That's great! emoticon

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KAB7801 7/24/2013 8:57AM

    Great attitude towards life!
That is ridiculously Amazing! emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 7/24/2013 8:34AM

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/24/2013 7:10AM

    We do have good lives ... sometimes we just need to slow down and realize how truly awesome they are. Thanks so much for the reminder! Enjoy the new one ahead of you!! emoticon

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BINEMELLES 7/24/2013 7:05AM

    That DOES sound like a ridiculously amazing day! I just love it when lots of little things like that happen, like a favorite tune coming up the moment you turn on the radio.
And I think it is so wonderful that you are doing exactly what you were meant to do.
Keep up that wonderful attitude!
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