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Lazy - Good or Bad Idea?

Friday, May 24, 2013

I have today off and my husband doesn't. That is generally good news (not that I don't love him dearly). The day is mine. What to do? There is tons of housework, and I mean tons, because I have let it go the last 2 weeks. With the exception of working out, which is now pretty much of a given, the day is mine. I want to be lazy, but then I look at the clutter around me and shudder! I would read, read, read, catch up on some TV and movies that hubby can't stand, and listen to music or play the piano. Maybe take a bath, instead of a shower? I think I will add "lazy times" to my list and set the timer for them as I go along throughout the day. Sounds like a plan?

  
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SWEETNEEY 5/25/2013 9:46AM

    I know what ya mean. Housework is a bummer. I love to cook but heat to wash dishes.

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BLITZEN40 5/24/2013 5:56PM

    Everybody needs a little R&R from time to time..hope you made the most of the opportunity and enjoyed a relaxing day doing just the things that you wanted to do. Love the picture! emoticon

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SQUISSHY1 5/24/2013 10:12AM

    I can totally relate to this. When I have a day to myself, I get excited, but then feel pulled in 100 different directions...do I chill and relax? Clean like a mad woman? Work on the 759 things that I need to do for school? Practice trumpet or guitar? I guess it's all a part of trying to find that balance. I hope to find it soon :-) Enjoy your day!

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FUZZIEBEAR3 5/24/2013 9:33AM

    Sounds good! Clean the bathroom/bathtub first, then take a relaxing bath and enjoy! Best of both worlds.

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JACKIE542 5/24/2013 9:33AM

    Have a relaxing lazy day. emoticon

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L1ZB3TH354 5/24/2013 8:40AM

    Enjoy your lazy time, you've earned it!

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MFBUTTERFLY 5/24/2013 8:34AM

    Some lazy time sounds wonderful!! Enjoy your day!

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Changes - Daily vs. Longterm

Thursday, May 23, 2013

It occurred to me today that I have been focusing way too much on the daily weigh-in on the scale. I have been facing forward, but keeping my eyes looking at the ground. Instead, think about the changes I am going to see in the future, maybe when I am not even expecting them! Keep looking ahead and turn around once in a while to check!

  
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MFBUTTERFLY 5/24/2013 5:11AM

    What a wonderful observation! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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BLITZEN40 5/23/2013 9:30PM

    Keep your eyes on the prize! And that's somewhere up ahead, not too far into the future. Great CS Lewis quote.. thanks for sharing!

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JACKIE542 5/23/2013 9:12PM

    Love this emoticon

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CAROL494 5/23/2013 9:01PM

  So True! emoticon

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Patience!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

No one has ever described me as patient. I tend to jump in to whatever, work hard, and be rewarded immediately. Well, I jumped into SP. I am working hard, both food choice and working out. There's no immediate reward! This is odd for me to have to be patient, because I know in my head that this is definitely the way to go, but some weight loss would be nice! My husband has been super supportive and encourages me every single day. I would love to be able to say I lost some weight this week. Doesn't look like it's going to happen. I love that I feel so much better and can exercise longer and harder. So patience it is!
I am waiting and determined to keep a good attitude!

  
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LOPEYP 5/23/2013 6:35AM

    Keep tracking and you will see results. Right now your body is in a remodeling phase. emoticon

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MFBUTTERFLY 5/23/2013 5:08AM

    Joyce is so wise. She hit the nail on the head with this one!! Thanks for sharing!

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JACKIE542 5/22/2013 10:39PM

    Love the quote Joyce Meyers is great.
I don't have very much patience, but as far as weight loss I have learned to be. You have those good things going for you right now you feel better and can exercise longer. Remember that, soon enough the weight will start dropping. Also take your measurements, sometimes you lose inches before weight, and that is a mood lifter. emoticon emoticon

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ANNMACP0212 5/22/2013 10:11PM

    Focus on those non scale victories. SOmetimes they're all we get. The scale is a fickle wench. Sometimes she cooperates after our hard work, sometimes not so much. Focus on how you feel instead. It's been a tough lesson for me, but is really helping my attitude stay positive.

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Oklahoma

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nothing really to say. So much tragedy lately.

  
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ADAPTOR 5/21/2013 10:06PM

    This is when we have the opportunity to all come together and help each other.

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JACKIE542 5/21/2013 9:56PM

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TEASCHERTZ 5/21/2013 9:51PM

    Amen.

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MFBUTTERFLY 5/21/2013 9:08PM

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I Love Spring! I Hate Winter!

Monday, May 20, 2013

I love spring, but I hate the winter. My husband suggested the other day that I wouldn't love spring so much if I didn't have to go through winter to get there. Hmmmm.... Is there a connection? Usually I can make a connection to my weight loss with any thought these days, but it did get me thinking. Maybe the more work I do to become healthy, the more I will appreciate it as time goes on? There's a lot of work to do in the spring, but I love it because you can see the results. Maybe I need to focus on more subtle results, then I wouldn't mind the work as much. Actually, I am not really dragging myself to work out everyday, so that is a subtle change! Our big job is to clean the deck, but we have been waiting for all our maple trees to drop. So many of them! Have a wonderful spring evening!

  
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JACKIE542 5/20/2013 7:56PM

    I agree with you. I love Spring too. What your husband says is true, after a long hard Winter it is so nice to see our gardens come alive again. I think it is the same for us, I know my body comes alive again, not just to work in the garden, but to work on myself.
I sure love that deck and such a beautiful property. Have a relaxing evening on your deck. emoticon

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MFBUTTERFLY 5/20/2013 6:28PM

    I think I appreciate the changes my body makes now more than I did when I lost weight as a smaller woman. I know my morbid obesity gives me a whole other vantage point to this journey.

Such a shame that I have so much to compare this too! But, it is my story.

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