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Loving Myself Challenge: Day 6

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

At work and super busy... .so quickly,

1. I chose not to get (TOO) upset when I was treated unfairly today. I chose self-love and forgiveness (of the IDIOT) instead of dwelling on what's fair and staying mad all day.

2. Wore my pedometer all day! Still walking, sure I'll be more than 10,000+ steps.

3. I chose HEALTHY foods that fit within my plan and even mde room for a small fry :) (see I'm not perfect!)

4. I scheduled a much needed doctor's appointment.

5. I made my bed and washed dishes before I left home!

Okk, gotta go guys! Hope you are all doing well. I found a few minutes to squeeze this in... hope you did too! You are worth it!

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PRIN1978 1/24/2013 9:29PM

    Keep up the great work!

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BLKLILY 1/24/2013 7:31PM

    Cute emoticon and emoticon

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MANDELOVICH 1/24/2013 10:20AM

    Great job and thank you for the very supportive comments on my page. I so appreciate what you said!

Here are my five for today:

1. Woke early to get a great workout in! (elliptical, jogging, weights, abs)
2. Made and brought very healthy, delicious foods with me to work.
3. Took care of rescheduling many doctor's appointments for my daughter (now that my husband is getting chemo life is much more complicated).
4. Taking some down time where I can find it instead of making myself busy constantly.
5. Meditated and journaled when I got up.

Have a great day!

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JUDITHANNIE 1/24/2013 7:54AM

    Good for you

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KAYATLANTA2010 1/24/2013 6:34AM

    For your #1, I love that you chose self love and forgiveness! The rest of your list is pretty sweet too!

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123ELAINE456 1/24/2013 2:06AM

  Terrific!!! You are doing Well. God Bless You and Have a Super Great Day. Take Care, Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DONNA5281 1/23/2013 11:28PM

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REBBYREB99 1/23/2013 10:01PM

    I love how you chose to forgive (the idiot) and not let it make you dwell on it! It is so much easier on the soul to let it go.

I walked my dog again in the beautiful, warm sun for an hour and then came home to use my stair steppers again.

I too made a doctor's appointment:)

I called another friend today who has been quite down on herself lately. She needed to be told she was loved.

I got down on my hands and knees and cleaned baseboards and climbed on a ladder and cleaned the window frames.

I took Greek yogurt and made a chocolate pudding out of it with unsweetened cocoa and some blue agave. To me it tasted better than the real chocolate pudding!

I hope all have a wonderful evening and a fantastic day tomorrow!!

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 1/23/2013 9:08PM

    Wonderful! emoticon

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MSROZZIE 1/23/2013 8:59PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great blog! Stay positive and focused on your fitness and weight management journey. Keep Sparking in 2013!

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Loving Myself Challenge: Day 5

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I'm so sleepy guys!

I think I'm going to call it a night pretty early... I'm on call again tomorrow (24 hour shift).

OK, so here we go. :) Today was a VERY productive day for me. I made sure to keep a list and had already checked off my 5 things before 8 am! lol :-D But anyway, I'll try to pick the best ones.

1. I woke up on my FIRST alarm and decided not to keep snoozing for 35 minutes like I sometimes do! emoticon emoticon
2. Because I didn't go back to sleep... I was able to make a DELICIOUS breakfast.
3. I also did an AM workout... Didn't finish the whole thing because I was multi-tasking and had to finish cooking and etc.
4. I got some errands done during work when I had a break!
5. I ate the food I planned to eat today, packed my lunch, and stuck to my plan.

and... I'm having a planned homemade brownie sundae for dessert. :)

OK, Hope you all had a good day! If I weren't so sleepy, I'd write a bunch more... but I'm tired! lol

So I will say, Continue finding the good wherever you can. Even when we mess up we deserve a pat on the back... we are ALL doing the BEST we can (at this given moment)

Hi to my NEW Spark Friends
REBBYREB99 and MANDELOVICH who are along for the ride!!! Let's LOVE OURSELVES guys! We are worth it!

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KAYATLANTA2010 1/23/2013 7:53PM

    emoticon Great job!

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 1/23/2013 3:35PM

    emoticon , your motivating me!,,,,,no pressure tho,,,,, emoticon

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GONABFIT 1/23/2013 1:37PM

MANDELOVICH - I'm sorry to hear about your husband... but you are SUCH a strong woman and I am REALLY proud that you are taking the time to take care of yourself in this tough situation. You are really doing the best thing for HIM and yourself. You can not give what you don't have... give yourself strength and health and you can give it to your hubby as well. I love your 5 things ;-) Let's rock it again today!

REBBYREB99 you are doing an awesome job!! Way to go on the 4 pound loss AND exercise reward... I have a feeling you will be getting to your goal VERY soon! :) I can't see your spark page so I will write back to you on my blogs... unless you open your page up someday! Great job on filling out the food journal too! That is something i'm working on myselF!

Thanks to Donna, Elaine, and Lalmeida for stopping by and encouraging me on this journey!

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DONNA5281 1/22/2013 11:30PM

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Be sure to rest before your 24 hour shift.

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123ELAINE456 1/22/2013 11:04PM

  You are doing a Fantastic Job. Keep It Up. You Are Worth It. God Bless You and Have a Super Good Day. Take Care. Give Yourself a Big Hug For Me Too. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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LALMEIDA 1/22/2013 11:04PM

  Way to take care of yourself!

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REBBYREB99 1/22/2013 10:46PM

    Mandelovich, your strength in what you and your husband are going through inspires me for many reasons. May God bless you both.

GONABFIT, you inspire me with your determination! Thank you both!

5 things today:

Day 15 of consistently filling in my fitness and nutrition diary

I acted like an adult and wrote a long letter to someone who seems to be disappointed with me and is ignoring me. I am going to continue to write about positive things.

I talked on the phone for a few hours with a very elderly man from my church who is very lonely and his family has nothing to do with him. I just let him go back in time to happier days. He was so appreciative with someone paying attention to him.

I got on the scale at 7:30am and lost 4lbs 14 ounces. I did not reward myself with food but got my exercise clothes on and walked my dog, Jake for 5 miles and then did my stair masters for an hour.

thanks Gonabfit for challenging me to make me be a better person. Sleep well!

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MANDELOVICH 1/22/2013 10:15PM

    You are doing so well! Good for you!!!

Today my husband got chemo and it was really rough. I ended my day binging in Sloan Kettering - the stress and fear really got to me.

But here are five good things...

I woke early to exercise
I brought healthy foods with me to take to his treatment
I walked 15K steps
I helped my husband through a very scary and difficult day
I got things ready so I can eat more on track tomorrow.

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Loving Myself Challenge: Day 4 :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Martin Luther King Day AND Inauguration day!

Because I knew I had to write my 5 things down in public... I got up and made some things happen today :)

1. I got 9 hours of sleep! :-)
2. I tracked all of my food and stayed within my plan!!
3. I took the time to go out and do some yard work... and it was AN AMAZING workout! I burned 400+ calories in about 50 minutes. But I was so tired and my lungs are still healing so, I stopped after the front yard. (CREDIT for getting out there and getting it done!)
5. I made a HEALTHY dinner, ate plenty of veggies, Made a fruit smoothie, resisted the temptation to make brownies (when a random craving hit), and PACKED MY LUNCH FOR TOMORROW.

I'm on a roll. And really, it only takes a few minutes to jot down the 5 things we are proud of. I'm glad to see some people have decided to join in!! If you are hesistant because you think it'll take too long... trust me it won't take longer than 5 mins! And... you don't even have to post it.

*** 4 days into the challenge and I find myself looking for things that I'm doing RIGHT. We all know how easy it is to find the things we do wrong, I figure there is no need to stay focused on my mistakes any longer.

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GONABFIT 1/22/2013 11:16AM

    Thank you all for reading!! And thanks for joining in on the challenge! Doesn't it feel good to have someone recognize all your doing well!? (Even if the someone is yourself!)

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123ELAINE456 1/22/2013 2:37AM

  Awesome!!! You are doing Great. This is the WAY TO GO!!! Keep Pushing Forward. You Can Do It. God Bless You and Have a Super Good Day. Take Care. I love the Five Things You did Too.

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REBBYREB99 1/21/2013 9:46PM

    you are going strong on this and congratulations to you and Mandelovich!

I went to the store and bought groceries and saw all the valentine candy out particularly the chocolates. Instead of picking one up(or several) I went and picked up the organic carrots and munched on them. Boy was I proud of myself!!!!!!

I took my dog on a 4 mile walk, came back and did the stairsteppers for 60 minutes! Tomorrow I weigh in and I really am hoping to get another good reading!!!!

I cooked salmon and made butternut squash and this is the 14th day that I have filled in my meals and fitness daily!!!

I read my bible and last but not least.......all women will understand this especially when you are of a certain age......

I was whistled at on my walk with my dog emoticon

It sure helps a lot in this adventure!

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 1/21/2013 9:30PM

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MANDELOVICH 1/21/2013 8:31PM

    Great job today!!

OK, here are my five things...

1. I went back to sleep so that I could get close to 8 hours.
2. I did yoga.
3. I went for a 6 mile run, even though it was freezing outside and I had trouble motivating before.
4. I cooked lots of healthy food.
5. I came up with my new plan of allowing one meal/week (1 out of 21) to be an indulgence so that I'm no longer tempted to binge!

Thanks again for this great idea!

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Loving Myself Challenge: Day 3

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Well today was another awesome day. :) They are not ALL awesome... so that's why I try to enjoy it when they really are great days.

1. I went to brunch with a friend. Usually I just say no, especially if I'm afraid I may eat poorly... I ran into some co-workers and it was nice to have time to relax and enjoy life a bit.
2. Even though I was at brunch and ordered an amazingly delicious breakfast... I used MODERATION and only ate one chicken strip and 1/4 of the pancakes. :-D ...and I did it naturally, I got full and stopped eating. Simple as that.
3. I took a nap when I needed one. And slept for 4 hours... so apparently I needed one.
4. I reached my goal of 10,000_ steps and actually have done 11553 steps so far!
5. I cleaned my kitchen before bed so I could have it nice and sparkly in the morning... and my house still looks amazing from when I did my clean up session yesterday.

Ok, that's all I got! Here's a bonus... I have tomorrow off and I will be sleeping AT LEAST 9 hours tonight. YAY! [ Oh and I actually did an official workout of 1:20 mins and logged my food too. :) So, yea.. good day!]

Hope you all are Loving Yourselves... It may get boring to keep reading my daily 5 things I'm proud of, but it's keeping me motivated. Hope you don't mind too much lol... cause I'm gonna keep doing it! well, as long as I can remember! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 1/21/2013 4:32PM

  I Love Your Blog!!! You are doing a Tremendous Good Job. Keep Going Forward. God Bless You and Enjoy This Beautiful Cold Day. Take Care.

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 1/21/2013 3:24PM

    Great control at brunch!....I'm not at that point yet...... emoticon

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DONNA5281 1/21/2013 1:13PM

  I know that I will continue reading your blogs.
It is so nice to have something positive to read.

As I said the other day, I am going to start this in Feb.

Have a great day!

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PUNZIE73 1/21/2013 11:17AM

    This is a great idea! Im gonna start doing this

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REMEMBER2BME 1/21/2013 7:38AM

    I love this and have subscribed to your blogs. You are an extremely busy person with important job responsibilities AND you are getting it done. It ... being taking care of you. I am impressed. You are an inspiration and I plan to continue to follow you.

Let me know if you need anything. I am happy to support you any way I can. Keep up the great work!!!

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MANDELOVICH 1/21/2013 1:41AM

    I need a loving myself challenge. I think this is such a great idea!

Here are my five things:

1. Took a great spin class.
2. Got in over 15k steps
3. Made lots of healthy food.
4. Got to see a good friend.
5. Got enough sleep and will again tonight.

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LHLADY517 1/20/2013 11:54PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day.

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Loving Myself Challenge: Day 2!

Saturday, January 19, 2013


I'm post-call and EXHAUSTED. So, I'm going to get to the point.

1/19/2013 [ I randomly almost wrote 1/19/2003 --- Time warp! LOL]

1. I did NOT overindulge on coffee while on my overnight shift. I used water and 1 cup of tea to help myself stay awake. I also did not eat the FREE Goldfish, cookies, peanut butter, or crackers at work!
2. I came home and cleaned my house for 2 hours after getting off work. :-D It is spic and span and now I can relax the rest of the weekend! I'm off until Tuesday!
3. I did an hour of activity and got a good workout in
4. Took time to take an amazing bath and had a great nap!!!!
5. Going to spend some time with my friends tonight!

I am being extra nice to myself since I worked hard last night. Hope you all have a great day!

Enjoy the Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend! Take some time to be nice to yourself... AND someone else. Spread joy. Practice fairness and equality.... and as I like to say, ' Be kinder than necessary. Everyone you meet is fighting a difficult battle.'

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REMEMBER2BME 2/2/2013 12:07PM

    Killer blog. I am way behind. I thought I subscribed but was not getting alerts. I am glad I friended you because I was able to go to my friends today and find you. Have a great weekend!

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BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 1/22/2013 11:28PM

    Cleaning after working a long shift? That's awesome haha!

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SKEEWEE2MEK 1/20/2013 10:45PM

    You just convinced me to take a bath. It's sooo hard to carve out time to be nice to ourselves emoticon emoticon

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DONNA5281 1/20/2013 8:50AM

  Great blog, thank you for sharing.

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Enjoy your time off from work.

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OJ_2_OK 1/20/2013 7:50AM

    Great job and thank u for that last reminder

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JUDITHANNIE 1/20/2013 7:49AM

    Great blog have a good weekend

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SUGAR0814 1/19/2013 10:43PM

    You have a great weekend too! Glad you made it through your shift!! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 1/19/2013 10:43PM

  Great Job. God Bless You and Have a Beautiful Weekend. Take Care.

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SUNSET09 1/19/2013 10:43PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing a great service to yourself and others. Good for you as if you take care of yourself, you're fit and capable of taking care of others. If it is to be, it must start with me! emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/19/2013 10:26PM

    Well said, thank you

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JULESJET 1/19/2013 10:19PM

    Good job!
Have a wonderful weekend!

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 1/19/2013 8:52PM

    emoticon Keep Loving!...Have a great weekend!

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