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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Landslide, Where You Lead, Don't Think Twice etc
Guitar is going well. Back to tracking and journaling.
Reading The Marshmallow Test. Very helpful for suggestions in increasing self-control.
Using pen and paper for tracking and journaling. Works best for me.

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    Sounds great! Good job!

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ROBBIEY 11/6/2014 7:35PM

  emoticon You're doing it!!

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Guitar and juggling

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I'm busy juggling with 3 balls and working to juggle for a longer period. I'm playing John Denver's song "Annie's Song". I can play it dropped D tuning or Open D tuning. Fun!

I feel like my life is me in the middle of an old fashioned wooden wheel with spokes. Each spoke extends to a member of my family or a few good friends.
I want to support and connect with each of them. Sometimes a few less spokes and sometimes almost crazy many, but I'm loving life. emoticon emoticon

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JUSTYNA7 5/8/2014 5:02PM

    Life and juggling and music... all good and good to hear you have many spokes in your wheet.

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PUDLECRAZY 4/9/2014 9:12PM

    I can juggle scarves, but haven't mastered juggling balls yet. Hard enough to juggle life. emoticon

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    I think it would fun to juggle. I love the song Annie's Song. One of my all time favorites.

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DEBIGENE 4/2/2014 7:49PM

    So good to hear and see you. It sounds like you are def enjoying life at this time which is how it should be !!!

I am teaching myself to knit and still practicing. Hope to get to a point where I can make a few simple gifts for this Christmas ... we shall see.

Welcome back friend. emoticon emoticon

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More on juggling

Monday, November 04, 2013

As I am learning to juggle, occasionally my mind says'I can't do it', but I quickly replace that thought with 'I know if I keep at it, I will learn to juggle. Other people have learned it, how hard can it be?'
And here is the result: after almost NO success, then an occasional catch of one ball, then two balls, then alternating right to left and then left to right: NOW I can juggle 2 balls back and forth.
Tonight for the first time I juggled 3 BALLS from right to left about 5 times in a row. I can only do 1 sequence from left to right at this point.
But I have come from 1 ball dropping on the ground A LOT to now having some success, ALL because I wouldn't accept my brain telling me I couldn't learn it.
I am determined to be successful at this! Not give up, believe I will be GOOD at it.

(Some people can juggle 9 to 12 balls. Now I think that is just extreme virtuosity. My goal is 3.)

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JUSTYNA7 11/17/2013 11:24AM

    Thank you for this blog because I have always wanted to learn to juggle. That and hoola hoop... and both I have made small attempts and said to myself "I can't". emoticon

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    I think it would be fun. Keep trying.

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Juggling and Dr. Visit

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I'm learning to juggle. Watched a you tube video and started a couple of days ago with one ball for about half an hour. Today I used two balls. After about 20 minutes I was able to juggle left to right a few times. After an hour or so I am sweating a lot and I can juggle both L to R and sometimes R to L. I'm left handed.
This must wear away some calories and get my heart are up.

Notes to myself:
I went to Dr yesterday and all systems are healthy, including cholesterol and sugar level. Good to know. The last year I've reduced portion size and carbs, increased veggies and kept protein about 3 oz portion. Protein every meal. Per her advice: I've started making bone broth almost every week in my crockpot. Super easy and delicious by itself, but I add veggies and protein for a meal.
Started exercising 30 minutes 4 times a week (my goal, but sometimes I only make it 2 or 3 times a week and sometimes an hour of exercise instead of a half hour. So my patterns are improving.) I dance to Pandora, then do ST and stretching.
Also, added to my habits by putting a pitcher of water with lemon slices on the counter first thing in the morning and a glass at the ready. This has increased my water intake to appropriate levels.
I have managed my sweet tooth by getting dark chocolate mint M&Ms and they are in a candy dish on the counter. Also, have Andes chocolate mints available. I only eat 2-3 M&Ms or 1 (occasionally 2) Andes mints. However, I do not snack on them every day. It is only a treat that keeps the portion size under control if I want a sweet. Fortunately, I'm not a big candy or ice cream eater.

I've learned that eating enough good green veggies and protein reduces my cravings for carbs in bread, pasta, potatoes. I look for non-wheat carbs like barley or oats so that I reduce the cravings for bread.

After June to October struggling to get back on my path, I'm can now say as of last week, I'm there. Wasn't easy, but I believe I can make this change to my habits permanent.

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PUDLECRAZY 4/9/2014 9:15PM

    I'm glad the dr. visit went well. I love the idea of a pitcher with lemon water in it. That sounds more appetizing than water. I have an easier time drinking water when it is hot out; so didn't do too well with that over the winter.

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JUSTYNA7 11/4/2013 3:30PM

    Great goals and so happy you are sticking with them!

I am playing Christmas tunes on the harp as of this week and my teacher suggested I organize a "show" for my family and ask them to serve finger foods and tea after. I know it is all about getting my confidence up and realizing they don't expect perfection. Still... it's scary! Oh Holy Night is so beautiful on any instrument. I'm working on Joy to the World and another less known carol. So glad to see you! emoticon

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DEBIGENE 11/3/2013 5:40PM

    Hi hon, I don't know why but I am not seeing you on my friend feed anymore and with out updates on your doings I find it hard to connect. Sorry !!!

Juggling sounds like such fun, good for you. Congrats on the fantastic success you have had on your journey to date. You have made such great achievements and should be so very proud of what you have accomplished.

Just wanted you to know I am still here and so glad to see you are too.

HUGS !!!

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FEMISLIM 10/29/2013 4:33PM

    You are doing great!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/29/2013 2:56PM

    I would love to learn to juggle! What fun!!

Sounds like you are doing great on the exercise and diet front and have found a plan that works for you!

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Hunger Scale

Monday, August 05, 2013

I eat when I'm empty and hungry! Sometimes I wait for a while and stay hungry for an hour before eating, but I eat what I like. I do really well until around 3:30 or so. Dinner time can be a challenge, but I'm still having more success than a few years ago!

My DH finally agrees that we can share a meal at restaurants. I only need 1/3 of a large restaurant portion and he eats 2/3. I do the same for baked potato or dessert. I love a taste, but I don't want to order a whole portion.

My hardest times are when I'm socializing during a meal with friends. In the past I've lost focus and just consumed everything on my plate, bread and butter on the table and dessert. An area waiting to be adjusted!

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DEBIGENE 8/5/2013 7:56PM

    I don't go out nearly as much as I once did, money the main reason but now when I do I go on line and see if the restaurant has a web site and a menue posted. This way I can find the healthiest items they have and plan on one of them. Now when I get to the restaurant I do not ponder over the menu and torment my temptations !!! I so love being waitied on that I don't want to give up going out altogether. ANother good tip is to have the waitress/waiter pack up 1/2 of the meal before they even bring it to the table !!! That way I'm sure to only each a portion size !!!

You're doing very well on learning to live healthy, it's a lifestyle not a diet !!!! Take it day by day.

Good to see you. Take care.

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    Sounds like you are doing great - making real progress and overcoming challenges.

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CHANGE4FIT 8/5/2013 2:29PM

    Sounds like you are getting a handle on this-
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KNLILLA 8/5/2013 10:52AM

    Sounds like good progress! It's a journey we take one step, one goal, one day at a time! Good luck! emoticon

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