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Gratitude

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Gratitude seems to be my theme this weekend! I am so grateful to my husband. He is so supportive about this journey I am taking, although he has loved me no matter what shape I have been. He has always been easy to cook for, or not! Not picky, will eat the same thing for 4 days straight. He does have his little quirks that he has to have - Heinz ketchup, Miracle Whip (although I am trying to cut that!), Raisin Nut Bran, grapes and cherries. On school days, I sometimes don't start exercising until after 5, so he waits for me to finish before he eats, which he has usually made himself. I do get the meat out of the freezer, however! This weekend's goal, as some of you know, has been to achieve a balance between chores and "me-time." On Friday it worked like a charm, yesterday was a different story. His main goal was to get the lights on his trailer to work, since my sister wanted to get some wood for her deck. It was "brisk" out, as my husband would say. I call it cold and windy. He was having a terrible time. He would get the trailer's working, but then the truck's wouldn't work. After 2 trips to get parts, which are 7 and 15 miles away, respectively. He came in, as I was still reading a book, and said that he had to go back to get another part. I told him I would go with him and keep him company. After we got back, he thanked me. Really? "I didn't do anything." "You took the time to stop what you were doing." To make matters even worse, the truck and trailer still don't work. It is 7:30 am and windy and "brisk", as my husband says and he is out there again while am still sitting "sparking." Has been my best friend for 34 years, married for 36. I definitely got the better end of the deal!

  
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JACKIE542 5/26/2013 10:38AM

    Your hubby sounds great, so nice to have a supportive husband. I sure hope he can get the truck and trailer fixed. emoticon

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/26/2013 8:51AM

    What a wonderful testimony to marriage! Wishing you many more years with your best friend! emoticon

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In Memory

Saturday, May 25, 2013

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As I am enjoying a weekend with relaxing, family, and other things, I must not forget those that are the reason this day was created.



Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

  
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LASARRE 5/28/2013 9:58AM

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FUZZIEBEAR3 5/28/2013 9:45AM

    happy Memorial Day to you as well!


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BLITZEN40 5/26/2013 12:08AM

    Great blog. Happy Memorial Day!

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MYBABYTHEBRIDE 5/25/2013 4:29PM

   

Amen!!~

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SHE-LION 5/25/2013 2:18PM

    Happy Memorial Day!
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SPEEDY143 5/25/2013 1:01PM

    Amen to that emoticon emoticon

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PAWKETS 5/25/2013 12:38PM

    Remember our fallen soldiers


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JACKIE542 5/25/2013 12:33PM

    Happy Memorial Day. emoticon

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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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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 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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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 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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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 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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