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Song In My Head

Friday, April 19, 2013

The song stuck in my head this evening . . . Joe Purdy’s “I Just Can’t Seem To Get It Right Today” . . . which I’ve thought of often over the last few days. That's right . . . the last few days! As in more than one. It has been numerous days of me not getting things right. And I don't mean my food . . . or my exercise . . . I mean the big picture. The attitude, the motions, etc.

But the lyrics say “I guess I’m gonna give up, oh Lord.”

And thankfully, that part doesn’t apply.


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JENNIK2 4/23/2013 4:47PM

    I hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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UMBILICAL 4/19/2013 6:35PM

  Saturday Night's Alright

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Calculations Are Not Good

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Stress + Me = Disaster

I'm going through the motions . . . it just has not been a good couple of weeks. It is so easy to say, "Let things go." But it is harder to really do it.

Changes at work have been really, really difficult. I'm usually one who can handle some change. In the past I have taken pride with how well I've managed job changes. But this has not been one of those times for many reasons. I'm disappointed in myself for the bad reaction, yet I realize that these are some pretty big changes. The numbers are tough:

My age . . . . minus new boss age = 20 years

Old cubicle at work . . . divided by new work area = 1/3rd the space

After 30+ years at my company I find myself with the least amount of space EVER!

I'm trying . . . I'm really trying! I say I'm over it . . . but saying it and meaning it are two different things. I've not gained . . . but I've not lost. I guess that's one positive thing. One must ask the important question . . . is it worth jeopardizing your weight loss goals?

The answer . . . No!

Now if someone could just tell my heart to be over it . . . that would be awesome!

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JENNIK2 4/19/2013 11:23AM

    Just keep trying to look at the positive, your heart will get over it eventually.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 4/18/2013 5:50PM

    Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way.....

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RYDERB 4/18/2013 5:44PM

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SPIRITSEEKER2 4/18/2013 5:14PM

    understand all that ....... hope it gets easier :0(

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JCARDINAL 4/18/2013 3:08PM

    I feel your pain! I've been working at the same place for 32 years and every few years we go through a major upheaval. My boss now looks like he's still in high school. Hope things get better! ((hugs))

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Music . . . Good for the Soul

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Music has always been a huge part of my life. Lately it has played two really key roles. First, in motivation to exercise, as it really pushes me to move. Without music, I would quit any type of workout much quicker . . . no doubt!

And second, for relaxation.

I have been super-stressed lately. I'm doing new things at work. I have a new boss. And I'm moving into a work space that is half the size of my current space. Everything is changing, and I have little control over anything but how I handle it. I've not been handling it well. It's an interesting scenario because a few minor changes is no big deal. But these are some major changes.

As I sit here typing this blog, my iPod is playing a song that I think I've blogged about before . . . Trouble is a Friend by Lenka. "He's there in the dark. He's there in my heart. He waits in the wings, he's gotta play a part. Trouble is a friend, yes, trouble is a friend of mine. "

Trouble has definitely been looming for me lately, and my weight loss shows it. So best to get it in check!

Spark Cheers All!

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RYDERB 4/12/2013 6:11PM


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JCARDINAL 4/11/2013 5:53PM

    The soundtrack of our lives is always interesting!

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KELLIEBEAN 4/11/2013 11:01AM

    Good song!

I couldn't imagine running without music! Like you, it keeps me moving!

I hope things calm down for you!

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KEEPITUP05 4/11/2013 10:28AM

    Love listening to motivational songs on Jango while I run or walk. It definitely makes a difference! emoticon

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ANNEMAC5 4/11/2013 1:53AM

    Music really affects us and like you say it can get us moving or help to calm us. Change can be difficult and I hate not been in control, hope work settles soon, emoticon emoticon

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JULESJET 4/10/2013 9:21PM

    Music is definitly a wonderful part of life and a great motivator!

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MKRETIRED 4/10/2013 8:53PM

  I love music too. It picks me up when I'm down. Hopefully, it will do the same for you.

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SUPERKM234 4/10/2013 8:19PM

    Music is wonderful!

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Veggie Time

Saturday, March 23, 2013

So one of the challenges this week in one of my groups was to go to a Farmers' Market. We still have snow here, so no local markets here. But, there is a local year-round farm stand a few towns over, and I went over last night after work and purchased some fresh veggies for the weekend. While most of what is there now is likely not locally grown, the produce always looks better at the stand then at the local grocery store (sorry, Stop and Shop).

I have a pineapple to slaughter later! It's going to be tasty.

Here's to fresh veggies and fruit.

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SARASMILING 3/30/2013 6:29AM

    emoticon Yum!

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TTLEELEE 3/28/2013 7:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Delicious!!

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JDBENNING 3/24/2013 10:00AM

    I can't wait until summer for all of the fresh, local produce! Enjoy your pineapple! emoticon

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MEDUSA1977 3/23/2013 10:44PM

    Can't wait for my farmers market to come!! Sounds like you got some good veggies!

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ANNEMAC5 3/23/2013 5:05PM

    Fruit and veg are easy for me I love them However I know that sometimes I take too much fruit and they are very sweet so need more veg and less fruit. emoticon emoticon

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STRONGDJ 3/23/2013 3:38PM

    I just love coming home with a bag full of produce. I got a fresh pineapple 2 weeks in a row. My teenager and I have enjoyed them so much--sweet and juicy!

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About Bob Wiley

Thursday, March 21, 2013

My two challenges have me feeling great . . . I'm starting to get back into my groove. While the scale only showed one pound this week for the Biggest Loser challenge, I'm hoping that my weigh-in for Springing to Action will be successful in two days. And it would be AMAZING if I could finally hit that 50 pound mark next week! I have to wonder what the difference is . . . because I feel more energy for this challenge than I have in the past. My guess is that I'm coming up on the one year anniversary of my restart . . . and with it comes this gnawing feeling that I could have done better.

Remember "Bob Wiley" in the movie, "What About Bob?" Bob was played by Bill Murray and Dr. Leo Marvin was played by Richard Dreyfuss. Bob and Leo say a lot of things in that movie that I can really make a connection with.

First, Dr. Marvin's theory on Baby Steps . . . he wrote a book about it. "Baby step onto the elevator... baby step into the elevator... I'm *in* the elevator... " Not such a bad theory, and one that I've been trying to take with this weight loss journey. Baby steps!

Second, Dr. Marvin's son Siggy is being taught to dive by his father. He's terrified of the water, and his father just let him drop into the water. Siggy said that his whole life flashed before his eyes. Bob responds with, "You're lucky you're only 12." I'm 51 . . . and when I think of where I was headed, my life needs to flash before my eyes. It has taken me so long to get here, but I can't go back. So keep that life flashing . . . all 51 years.

And third, death therapy. It sounds radical, but stay with me here. At the end of the movie Leo ties Bob to a tree along with 20 pounds of black powder, and I believe an ounce or so can blow a tree stump. Bob is cured because of death therapy. Tied to the tree with the black powder, he reasons his way to getting rid of all his fears. Death therapy . . . there's a little truth in that for me. Get healthy, or else!

So lessons learned . . . baby steps . . . life flashing before my eyes, so never too late to get on with this show . . . death therapy!

It all works.

I should mention that Bob was also afraid he would be looking for a bathroom and his bladder would explode! (I'm not saying I agree or disagree with that philosophy . . . I'm just saying there have been some close calls.)

Push forward folks! Moving onto Week 2 of my Biggest Loser Challenge!

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RYDERB 4/12/2013 6:08PM

    Wow! 50 pounds congratulations on doing such an amazing job! Thanks for sharing the lesson's you learned form What About Bob. They're definitely good advice for this journey.
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Go Bahama Mamas!

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JDBENNING 3/23/2013 2:43PM

    50 pounds is amazing! Good luck - I hope you hit it!

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JCARDINAL 3/22/2013 4:01PM

    Love it! Good luck on your weigh in! Go Bahama Mamas!!

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AZULVIOLETA6 3/21/2013 9:44PM

    Love that movie!

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JENI-OH! 3/21/2013 7:39PM

    Boy oh boy do I love that movie! Lie how you tied it in with your journey!

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