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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I can't type much folks. I am swamped with work, but please remember, when someone compliments you, say "thank you" and try to avoid "you're just saying that" or "thanks, but..." and spend the next 5 minutes tearing yourself down. I find myself struggling with this often.

So, let's try it...

You are all wonderful people and very special to me

"your response here"

You're welcome.


Have a great one, friends.


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APPLEADAY2010 3/16/2011 6:07AM

    Thanks for the compliment :-) Hope you managed to get all your work done. Sending smiles xx emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/15/2011 10:47PM

    Thank you for being such a sweetheart! I accept your compliment and feel the same about you!

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HONORINGGOD 3/15/2011 10:10PM


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LILIVW 3/15/2011 6:20PM

    Thanks for the important reminder. I agree and will work on it starting right now.

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JOHNTJ1 3/15/2011 5:30PM

    As you are wonderful and special to me.......so right back at ya

Love Ya


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KRMFREEONE 3/15/2011 3:42PM

    I try to ,but sometimes i just don't see it, but I am growing confidence everyday,, and i will use the advice.. Thanks for adding to the confidence!

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PICKIE98 3/15/2011 3:33PM

    The sign of a confident person:Accept a compliment gracefully.

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Reset! Anddddd..... GO

Monday, March 14, 2011

I once again am starting Gateway to 8k week 4. I told myself I was going to try to stick with week 4 throughout the winter. I have gone away and come back, gone away and come back, but I'm still able to make it through the workout at the same pace I started the winter out at. Its supposed to be 50 degrees here today (36 right now) and sunny, so I'm going to do some research on my pace times, see what my "average" speed is and see how I fare today against them.

I'm used to coming off a rest day. Over the winter, unless I'm skiing, I usually don't exercise on the weekends... mostly because I work just about every weekend... and weekday for that matter. :) We shall see how I do with my last rest day being Thursday last week.

Nutrition wise, I'm doing well. Weight wise, I'm still about 10 pounds from where I want to be. I know the last 10 pounds is the hardest, but I'd say in the last three months I've probably lost close to 100 pounds... just not all at the same time and no net loss. LOL.

Ok, big weekend this weekend at the ski area. Its our luau weekend. I'm supposed to work and teach a class this weekend. Its hard to believe ski season is almost over... just when I made new friends to ski with. Oh well, there's always next year... and mountain bike season and rock climbing season, etc. :)

Have a great Monday, folks!

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APPLEADAY2010 3/15/2011 10:42AM

    Sending smiles your way - really good that you can still do your work out at the same time as in the winter and you are only 10 pounds from your goal weight. I think you are super healthy in all the exercise that you do and the good things you eat. Well done xx emoticon

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LISAP71 3/15/2011 8:02AM

    Sounds like your have a plan and your are on the right track. Keep up the good work. You can do it.

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JOHNTJ1 3/14/2011 7:17PM

    All I can say is "Celebrate the moments of your life"

Much Love


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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/14/2011 7:05PM

    Sounds great, Janette! I'm so impressed you're only 10 pounds from your goal emoticon
It's warming up here too - it'll be "commute across the island by bike" time when it's not raining. I bet I can keep up with the 65 year olds this year!
Hope you're having a great day.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

I'm hoping by blogging each day and working out each day that I can stay consistent in other aspects of my life. :)

"A pocket is no place for a smile" - Blues Traveler

The healthy reflection for the day... This is one I can say I 100% preach and practice! I have a smile for everyone and I expect one back! :) I've been told my smile is contagious. I'm glad! Lets spread it around. (If you don't believe me, watch my last video blog and if you aren't smiling by the end, check to be sure you have a pulse! LOL).

I'm on the ambulance again today. Its pretty out. I'm going to try to do some walking laps around the building and parking lot. I hit the treadmill this morning, very easy walk/run. Slow, but something. :)

How's everyone doing with the time change?


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APPLEADAY2010 3/14/2011 9:46AM

    Hiya, I loved your quote. I hope you had a good weekend. xx emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 3/13/2011 3:58PM

    Nice blog !
I'll have to check out that video you mentioned !
Thanks !

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REALLY_ROBIN 3/13/2011 2:13PM

  As soon as my breathing is better I will join you! But I will smile and see if that doesn't make the coodies go away! Thank you for your blog...have a great day! Hugs from afar...Robin

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JOHNTJ1 3/13/2011 12:24PM

    Spot on my good friend. If nothing else we can be consistent in our behavior and then after awhile it spreads to the rest of our lives.

Much Love


As far as the time change goes I feel rushed, LOL

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BURGHGIRL 3/13/2011 11:25AM

    Love the quote! It is so true...when you smile, even if you are in a grumpy mood, you feel better! I tried it while i was running a few weeks ago...trying to get through a long run. So I smiled and instantly felt better!!! It is all psychological, but whatever works, I am all for it!

Have a great day!!!!

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Haven't blogged in a while...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

First, thank you all who voted me a motivational member. I was very flattered.

I haven't been blogging because I've been sick, busy, tired, etc. I'm still doing well. Had a couple of moments of weakness last week, but who doesn't?

Trying to get my exercise back on track. Hopped on the bike trainer this morning, ran last night, hoping for a run tomorrow morning before shift. Even made it to the pool this week.

Hub's schedule is changing so I am trying to adapt and overcome. I like order and structure and he's been on the same schedule since I met him, so this will be a challenge for me.

Not a lot to report... just keepin' on keepin' on. Looking forward to the first Saturday in April... it will be the first day off I've had since February 20th! Sleep? What's that?? LOL. :)

Big hugs for all my spark pals,

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PRAIRIECROCUS 3/13/2011 3:44PM

    Good to hear from you !
All the best on your SparkPeople journey !

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VEACHXCL 3/13/2011 10:31AM

    I haven't been on much lately. I was recently promoted to supervisor of the investigation unit, and while its something I'm loving, it leaves very little "extra" time. Still gotta be a mommy and wife in there somewhere! Anyway.....glad to hear that your still doing good. Your right we all have some off days (mine has been for the last week!) but we get right back in the saddle!! Good Luck!! Keep on keepin' on!!

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JOHNTJ1 3/12/2011 6:49PM

    Glad you're back. I kept checking to make sure I hadnt missed a blog. Spark Gremlins and all.

The one day you are off is the day I'll be in WVA. Actually the day before also. Go figure

Much Love


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CIVIAV 3/12/2011 5:01PM

    Welcome back!

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Good Morning!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Random babble from yours truly!

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BURGHGIRL 3/13/2011 11:29AM

    You are right...your smile and positive attitude are contagious!!! Your house it gorgeous! Do you live in a log cabin? We have always wanted to build one (hopefully will one day), but for now we have a rustic flair in our house with our great room (stone fireplace, stone bar and beamed ceiling) and our furniture. I just love log cabins!

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APPLEADAY2010 3/8/2011 8:35AM

    Good morning love your blog. So nice to see you too - you are how I imagined, very smiley and lovely. I hope you have a great day! xx emoticon

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REALLY_ROBIN 3/3/2011 12:02PM

  Good Morning and happy Thursday to you. I feel really good after my run last night...hope you do too!


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JOHNTJ1 3/3/2011 11:09AM

    Your smile, made me smile and actaully feel better than I already feel, which is pretty good today.

I actually found myself waving at you, LOL

Hope your Thursday is good too

Much Love


I used the word actually a lot LOL

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