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Thursday, June 02, 2011

emoticon Yesterday I woke up and decided it was time to stop procrastinating and start working on releasing my unwanted, unhealthy weight. So at 6am, DH and I jumped into clothes and walking shoes and hit the street at 6:05am. We walked a mile in about 25 minutes, so for us, it was moving along without smelling the roses, although the lift station we passed wasn't smelling all that great! And they just fixed it, too.

Then it was into breakfast, cleanup, and work. I did some one arm wall pushups at 7:30am and some close arm wall pushups, too. Then after lunch it was relaxing with my aerobics video and intensly doing 10 minutes of workout.

Another 10 mins of aerobics at 3pm and now it's time to put dinner together.

Today was a mirror of yesterday, except a different exercise video and I discovered that I lost 2 pounds from yesterday just before lunch when I remembered to go check the weight. I should have done it before breakfast, but I forgot.

Anyway, I'm off on my goals for the month and feeling so good about myself.

Here's My Goals for June.
1. Lose 2 pounds a week for a total of 10 pounds down for June. I'll go for 12, if I can.
2. Do the exercises with more intensity.
3. Walk every morning at 6am - no excuses.
4. Meal plan each week using the Food Tracker.
5. Stick to the meal plan.
6. Keep tracking my exercise.
7. Pass my exam that I thought I was going to take last month, but now its this month.
8. Study hard to get to the next two exams and pass them.
9. Be done with the meds by mid July 2011. (Because I lost enough weight to stop the meds.)
10. Find a way to do something special for myself every day.

That's the June 2011 Goal List for me. I'm already on it and working hard to keep it going. Maybe that should be number 11. Keep it all going.

Keep Sparkling my Friends. emoticon emoticon

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 6/6/2011 11:57AM

    Sounds like you have a great plan and your page is beautiful too. I love the way you matched your background color to the tulips. Gorgeous!

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LILACEOUS 6/5/2011 8:11AM

    Stay with it! I know you can do it. There are studies that show physical exercise after studying/learning something increases the retention of information. Be well.

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GINNJEN2000 6/3/2011 8:01AM

    emoticon on getting moving so early
and what great goals to set too

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    Loved the goals, one day at a time and you will get there. emoticon

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    Great goals! emoticon

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MARTY728 6/2/2011 6:13PM


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A Change of Attitude from Fatitude!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Here it is 3:43am and I'm wide awake with an aching stomach and a niggling fear in the back of my mind. It's probably nothing, but I don't usually wake up at any hour with a stomach ache. I remember that in the last few hours I've been feeling an overall sense of unhappiness and wishing I could find that ellusive Shangrela that I've been chasing my entire life and now I'm wondering why chase something that probably doesn't exist? So is that defeatism or a final awareness check for the positive.

I think it is the later so I'm making myself a promise. Starting right this minute, I am going to lose 8 pounds this month. Why 8 pounds instead of 5 or 10? Because 8 is in the middle of I know I can do it and I'm not sure I can do it. I don't want to set myself up for disappointment. There is the problem. Its more of a I know I can't do it than I don't think I can do it and I don't want to push it, but I'm wondering why not push it? Why not try? If I fail, what is going to happen? Depression, giving up? No way! I'm not giving up and I refuse to allow depression to take me back - I've been there! Nasty place I would not recommend for anyone.

So now my stomach ache is gone and I'm thinking about putting something healthy in there. I am not a breakfast lover, never have been, but I eat it because I've learned it's the smarter/healthier way to run my life. But acknowledging that leaves me with the decision of what to have. I'm at that place in the road where I know I'm changing from what do I want and what is healthy. The first action I need to take is to go find out what's in the cupboards and refrigerator. I'm not one to know what's out there. I don't really care what's out there as my DH is the shopper and he's very good at it. I usually take it from the bags and shove it in the right place and forget about it so then when it's time to make a meal plan, I'm in the kitchen rummaging.

Meal planning is not something I have learned to do well yet, so I can still let it go and then work on the spur of the moment but I have improved from taking the forzen chicken out of the freezer 15 minutes before I want it on the table. Now I get it out in the morning and it's thawed by the time I want to cook it, but I know there is still a better way to do it so I need to stretch myself to learn more and work on it continually.

So I'm changing my attitude, again, maybe I should do it everyday, because not changing it is not getting me where I want to be. I'm going to get there and I'm tired of waiting for some little magic fairy to zing by and wave her wand. She has missed me so many times and I'm not waiting any more.

So my wish for all is; chase your dreams - the ones that are realistic and healthy and reach those goals as soon as healthy allows. Tomorrow would be great, next month will be good, next year is not an option!

Keep Sparkling my Friends! emoticon emoticon

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MARTY728 6/1/2011 9:58AM

    Great reflective blog! You WILL do it. I am glad your stomach stopped hurting.

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DBFBILLY 6/1/2011 5:17AM

    Happy Wednesday... emoticon I just hopped on here and your title caught me eye and I love the blog...and picking 8, instead of 5 or 10..that is a wonderful way to look at it..!! I think I will do the same too!

I do like to cook, but my time is limited...have you tried using a crockpot by any chance?? I think you would really enjoy that..I was thinking of using it today, to put in some ribs..that way, the oven doesn't heat up the house, and I haven't gotten the grill ready !

Can't wait to hear how much you lose this month!

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Paranormal Investigation at Ghost's House!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

While my handle is Ghost, I am not at all sure I want one living in my house. If they must live here, they can be courteous (Keep your grimmy hands to yourself) and help in the expenses, like the mortgage and utilities (I don't care if they don't use any of utilities but they can help pay for it because that's why I leave a light on all night!) and a little help in keeping me on the right grove with healthy living. I mean - come on! Help out instead of hanging out! Life ain't free! Why should death be any different - if you're still hanging around somewhere? (Personally, I have other plans after death! It isn't hanging around someplace or something here.)

So I asked SE Paranormal Investigations to come out and check it out because it was getting way out of hand, as far as I was concerned. I had reached a point where I didn't even want to be in my bedroom or bathroom night or DAY! Getting touched, hearing things, like breathing, my name, answers to unspoken questions, bazaar dreams, and seeing things like unexplained shadows and having my cat run around the house like a wildly shot billiard ball bouncing off the walls and furniture, yowling and screaming and the look of total fear on her face is nowhere near fun, as far as I'm concerned.

They arrived last night, Andrew, Brittney, Gadget (bet you can figure out her roll) and another super lady that I have forgotten her name. Anyway, they left a digital recorder going the entire time and I really hope they got something unheard by our ears and while we talked about the things that happened. I kept a journal for about a month and I will keep going on it for future reference.

One of the things that happened was the question and answer time, beyond the ghost and shadow, noises and incidents aspect. It was a little strange but as Andrew asked the questions, I could understand the reason for him asking them, in most cases. One question he asked was, do I have any skin irritations or allergies and my answer was no.

Then the team went around the house, inside and out, and took pictures, and checked with the MALmeter, EMF meter and other instruments of interest to a person like me. Andrew is a Master Electrician! Yes!!! He checked my circuit breaker box and was telling me that I should have an electrician check the service ground as it was a little high and that would be the fix to the problem. It wasn't an urgent thing at that moment. Then they found a GFCI in the master bathroom was spiking out high EMFs, too, so now it became more urgent.

The final kicker in this was when he checked the head of both sides of our bed. I had an old telephone, clock/alarm, radio sitting on top of the headboard (a bookcase headboard) and it was only functioning as a clock and had no battery in it any longer. It was spiking at 30+. As soon as he left, I ripped it out of it's place and threw it in the trash. My DH's little alarm clock was spiking high, too, so we moved it and will move it farther away. DH and I discussed the age of these two items, the phone had to be about 40 years old and the little alarm clock was probably about 25 years old, maybe a bit older. Perhaps United Labs should check out the EMFs on the electronic stuff we buy. Seems like the older they get, the more EMFs they spill - at least thats the way it appears here.

My circuit breaker box was high, but it only projected out about 3 or 4 feet so it wouldn't make much of a difference as far as me having problems from it farther away than that. Nothing to worry about all night.

When I went to bed, I noticed a lot of the fear feelings had disappeared and I wondered if it was all EMF and nothing more, except there have been things that I can't explain. But we will see as they are coming back to do the real hunt around the end of June. So there are two more things to investigate and that is the possibility that when they built this house, a worker was killed and is still hanging around or there maybe something much older, as in native American village or something else. When this community built up, it was pasture land. I haven't had any cattle or horses irritiating me, spirit or physically so that isn't it, but it could be something Native American. So I'm off to the county later in the week to see if I can find a historical keeper that can help me out and I will be chicking death records on the builder site.

When I woke up this morning, I realized I had slept very well as was suggested would happen if I moved the telephone clock from over my head. And then I made another discovery on my own.

I do have a skin problem! The doctor said it was Rosacea but I don't think it is - I've considered skin cancer and other things, like sun allergies, old age (Yuk!) but this morning I remembered what J & G from GH always say about EMFs. It can cause skin irritations, etc. So now I am going to see how the constantly peeling skin on my nose heals or continues because if it heals, like I think it will, I will know what was causing it.

We will get an electrician in here as soon as possible, have the service ground checked and worked on as needed.

So things are improving and if I have a ghost living here, it can stay as long as we can communicate much better and it shows me some respect, like space, etc. If that isn't an option - it should know how to leave on a permanent basis.

Ghost or no - I'm feeling better already. Suggestion to everyone, get your house checked for Ground service and radon. Both can be deadly and very hazardous. Also, check that compressor in the bottom of your refrigerator. It can start a fire! (Another story in my life.) Ah! The continuing saga of my life! At least it can't be coded boring!

Keep Sparkling my friends.

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XXMILAXX 7/16/2011 3:48AM

    Wow..very interesting to read.

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CRAZYWOMAN10 6/4/2011 5:26AM

    WOW..i never knew that emf stuff could cause problems like that. I hope thats all it is. When I moved into my first home, I was so afraid of the guy we bought from would be there...as he had died in his water bed...and was there for 10 days before anyone found him. Yea..YUCK... i know.

The first thing I did was went thru the house by myself and had a talk with him..I discussed that I was sorry for what happened to him...and explained I would take good care of his house and to please not scare me or my children... Never had any signs other than the door slamming shut during that time...

Good Luck!

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MARTY728 6/1/2011 10:01AM

    Glad you are looking into it and making the necessary changes.

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LUCYTHERUNNER 5/30/2011 8:05AM

    Sounds like they did a very thorough job. Glad you got rid of the electronics that were leaking EMF's too. Can't wait to hear what the results were of the EVP sessions! I think you need to post this experience & the deets on the GH Fans team. You & Rel can compare notes!

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GINNJEN2000 5/29/2011 6:35PM

    Wow, thats is alot going on. And crazy how much stuff can leak and cause such awful feelings too

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1BEACHWALKER 5/29/2011 4:28PM

    That is something about all that electrical stuff happening-EMF's, etc. Who knew! I hate to tell you this but, when you mess with the paranormal stuff (read all the cases from people just watching the Exorcist)it can lead to demonic visitation. They are out there and in most all reported cases it isn't pleasant. Hope all gets worked out one way or the other! emoticon

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XANADUREALM 5/29/2011 1:56PM

    You can go to the County Clerk's office to find when the house was built and who owned it. Then, you can go to the newspaper office and look through the archived newspapers for articles for that date. The library will have City Directories for the year the house was built, also. The previous owner might be able to give you the builders name.

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Today was busy, but I didn't get 'er done!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

emoticon Talk about busy! I feel busier than LuckyGirl during Tax season!

But I'm doing well. Today, DH (still on vacation) and I did the Tuesday Clubhouse Coffee thing and had coffee, I practiced with the bunch for the Memorial Day festivities and then we went off to stop at the store DH works at so he could pickup some paperwork and call one of his customers to seal a deal. Then we went to the office supply store and spend my hard earned rewards ($88.00) and $10.00 off coupon to get a case of paper and enough ink to supply me in black, cyan, and magenta for a couple of months.

When we got home, I was worn out so I took a nap while DH went out to do a bit more work for the store and his customer. Half hour later he was back and I decided to get on with things around the house.

We just brought his favorite hutch from his mom's summer house that she is selling yesterday, so the thing only fit where another was sitting so we moved two hutches yesterday which meant taking all the tea cups and saucers out and cleaning them both and all the tea cups and saucers and putting them all away. Of course things are being distributed in different places now, but it feels good because we are cleaning some well deserved places.

I've got Ghost Hunters (SE Paranormal GH Family) coming on Saturday and I would like to have it look closer to House Beautiful as oppossed to some abandoned dump. So a good cleaning is being done.

Tomorrow, I'm testing for my medical transcription position. I have to pass 3 tests and this is the first one. I feel so good about how much I have learned. Pray for me, think great thoughts, wish me luck, whatever, as I think I am going to pass this one. If I don't pass it, you won't hear a word about it and please don't ask. I'll be too embarrassed to discuss it. And I'll be pretty buried under studying, too. If I pass it, I'll let the world know, then I'll have to be buried for at least two weeks to pass test 2 and again for test 3.

I'm a little jittery but I can handle this.

Have a super day and keep Sparkling my friends.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/24/2011 7:06PM

    Best of luck, mum is the word I wont ask because You will have great news!

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MARTY728 5/24/2011 6:44PM

    You can do it! I know you can!

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I think I got 'er done!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Even with DH hanging around on vacation and I managed to get a lot done, I got the laundry done, the sheets washed and back on the bed, all my Sparking for the day, including food and fitness tracker, my exercise, meals on time, snacks on time, and I came in under allotted calories and allotted Carbs so an excellent day for me.

Now, I'm too tired, brain wise to go on so I'm taking my brown-out to bed a little early, but I worked it hard today so it deserves an extra token of sleep.

Nite, Nite, Termite!

Keep Sparkling my friends!

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MARTY728 5/24/2011 10:57AM


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GINNJEN2000 5/24/2011 4:13AM

    Sounds like a productive day. I love when I get it all done, I feel so accomplished and you managed to get in your Sparking too. Your emoticon

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LINDYPAINTS 5/23/2011 11:31PM

    Sounds like a great day to me! Well done and have a good rest!

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JLPARKHURST 5/23/2011 9:14PM

    Thats wonderful! Have a great night! Hope you sleep well.

After getting all my spark updates and my accounting school project thats due tomorrow done (ending up redoing 4 times {three of which were tonight}, blah!) I think I am finally ready to hit the sack too. I didn't get any cleaning done and didn't make a big dinner either but oh well. I got a lot of cleaning done yesterday! The few dishes can wait til tomorrow!! emoticon

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