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Thankful Thursday

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I am thankful today for many things...
today I am thankful that I haven't been in much pain in a few days.
for the beautiful fall weather
for being home with hubby this last 6 months other than pain and no money it has helped us both
for being in the moment more and learning to do the work needed ( slow learner!LOL)
YOGA!
for family and friends real and net ones
for having enough and knowing it

so today I relished these thoughts on my walk and had a super walk. Yes it was still slow but not as slow as Marlo usually walks, She too likes the cooler weather. I walked with intention today - I really did outloud say CORE I would be happy if you walked with me... and also said shoulders down and back and crown to the sky. I have very poor posture which I find I am able to "fix" more often now and remember to do so more often.
Today we will work on the deck a bit, get groceries, go to dads to deliver some groceries. I also will see if hubby wants to go for walk at the beach but doubtful as we want to work on the deck while the weather holds. we have all the boards off, nails outand now just the framing to take off so we can get to the inital job of jacking up the upper deck!

OH OH forgot!! sort of glad that it isn't my main focus! I am down to 189 again! And my next number in sight is 185. I was that for years till I had my hysterectomy and found 10 lbs and bit more.
Today
What can i do today to make my tomorrow a better day!!??
- walk dog
- walk with intention ( I like that !)
-eat healthy meals and proper portions
-drink my water
- help hubby with deck
- visit with dad
-ride bike later on for 20mins or more
- think of thankful things
- read more in the book the healing circle ( can't say enough good about that book especially for anyone that has or has family friends with cancer)

HUGS sparkers, my spark is like a shine in the sun today. OFF I go to get a healthy breakfast.

  
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TEMPEST272002 9/29/2011 10:44PM

    You make me smile when I see how much more positive you've become. See that one little bad day was just that - a bad day. Even positive people have them. Taking stock & being grateful always makes me happy. The fall colours are so pretty here in Quebec. Where I grew up on Vancouver Island, we don't get pretty falls. Most of the trees are evergreens!

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SUSIEPH1 9/29/2011 5:46PM

    Awesome I love your positivity !!
Way to go!!
Hugs emoticon emoticon

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ALLPROTAMMY 9/29/2011 5:03PM

    Great job!!! with the 189 and with the less pain. Sounds like all is good!!!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 9/29/2011 3:41PM

    I love your attitude!!! I can see you walking and hollering at your core!!! I would love to walk with you! emoticon

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LIVIN2LOVE1 9/29/2011 2:34PM

    Love your attitude of gratitude!

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JOYINKY 9/29/2011 2:25PM

    Wonderful blog Cindy; a ray of sunshine!

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NEW-CAZ 9/29/2011 10:23AM

    emoticonCinders... emoticon doing well hun.
Have a good one, I'm off to get ready for tonight emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MENNOLY 9/29/2011 10:13AM

    Wonderful! You are doing so well! emoticon

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Stretches......

Tuesday, September 27, 2011




Someday I will fall asleep like this, content and comfortable LOL
Just wanted to share. what a boy!

  
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TEMPEST272002 9/28/2011 8:10AM

    He is just simply too adorable!

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SUSIEPH1 9/28/2011 7:03AM

    How Gorgeous!!. Hugs emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 9/28/2011 3:21AM

    Mr T is so cute. Thanks for sharing Cinders emoticon

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Terrific Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

HI there sparkers! I am back with my spark lit and ready to glow!
Today walked the dog a fair bit farther, not sure on exact time cos near the house we stopped to chat with a neighbour I haven't seen all summer. Went to seniors yoga which is still a workout, just takes some of them longer to get into position. lol About 1/3 of way through my back un hurt lol felt so great, then continued on and stretched even better.
Picked dad up on way home, stopped got hubby and we went to drugstore with him and got a raised toilet seat and gave the not that has to go in to see if he can get a thing that lowers you into the water for a bath. Great contraption so hope he gets it.
Home had a colourful and healhty plate with 2/3 veggies. yes veggies i like but still good ones.
This eve is biggest loser and I will ride the bike for some and then yoga stretches for some.
Weather is super fantastic today loving it. Tomorrow more of the same, I will go hold the can of paint for son in law while he paints 2 windows. Then hubby and i are back at the other half fo the deck. Have to get that done soon while the weather holds.
Going to be a great day tomorrow too.
What I did today to make my tomorrow a better day for me.
- ate healthy all day
-drank my water
-yoga mind and body ahhhhhhhh
- reading healing circle awesome book for anyone with cancer or chronic pain or that is interested in yoga, mediation it is really good
-green tea
-walked the dog
-rode bike for 15 mins 4 km!
-time for me!

HUGS to you all!!! without you guys I wouldn't be as determined!!!

  
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COSMIC_ENERGY 9/27/2011 9:30PM

    I'd love to nap like that little guy too! Sounds like you are doing well.

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CHRYS13 9/27/2011 7:16PM

    emoticonon the great day!

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Mixed bag Monday

Monday, September 26, 2011

Well I have't gotten all my water in yet and is 9pm. darn we wern't home and waas busy so didn't even think of it.
Otherwise a pretty good day. Not a lot going on, we went to dd and I helped her a bit and hubby put in new programable thermostats and her hubby scraped and painted trim on outside of windows.
Before we left we heard all this noise, we live beside a path that goes from high school and community center then a few blocks on other side of path another rival high school. Gang of kids were walking back to school being silly so we thought 2 guys acting silly pretending to fight and we could tell was fun. Suddenly this one girl yelled at another theyg rabbed each others hair, then the one just YANKED her hard and she fell in teh middle of the road, that other started kicking her hard, all over head, belly everywhere, the kids about 15 or so were all watching and had their phones out, hubby grabbed our phone called 911 then she stopped and yelled went over kicked her again and then walked back the way she came, i went ot the back door and didn't see her so she had to be on the side of the path. the other girl got up, some walked with her, and then the one that started it started to follow, cops called later and said they didnt catch anyone or see anything, hubby was goign to go out and stop it and then I said call first cos there are about 20 kids and they will gang on you and then the girl got up and started walking, She will be some sore tomorrow. Hubby said if the cops hadn't kept talking to him and they said don't go out. we are near by.
hubby was bullied as a kid and HATES it so he was ready to go out and do them all in. buggers

I sorted my posters out and put some up on the walls in the basement to make it more motivating to exercise. also going to sort out the ones from magazines and put them up on the bulletin board for easy access and to remember I have them.
Okay now to go get the clothes out of the dryer.
OH!! how did I forget.
I got a call today. was from one of my clients, she has been bugging work for my phone number, they can't give it to her. so one of my friends was at her place and called me to see if she could have my number. So my little lady called to day so glad to know I was okay enough. I was touched she is a cute little irish never married but bet she could cause enough rucus such a character.

So what did I do today to make my tomorrow better?
-not enough to feel great about my day
- did have salad with chicken for lunch
- not enough water
-didn't walk dog
- did help dd with some of her housework
- reading the healing cirlce what an awesome book
-talked with hubby about breast cancer ect. cos someone on ellen had it and we were talking about me and march
- made a plan for tomorrow - yoga - water - good food-time with dad

okay sparkers gotta get a stronger spark going again!!
hugs all

  
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NEW-CAZ 9/27/2011 3:05AM

    It's frightening how bullying has escalated in schools these days; over here some schools "scan" the pupils daily for knives.

Too true to be careful when helping, a crowd of youngsters can turn ugly...isn't sad to say that. At one time you thought nothing of going to someone's aid emoticon

Nice of that lady to check on you Cinders

Have a good Tuesday emoticon

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COSMIC_ENERGY 9/26/2011 9:28PM

    Man, it's terrible the things kids do to each other these days! Good Luck on your plan.

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TEMPEST272002 9/26/2011 8:38PM

    Nice that your client made the effort to track you down & see how you're doing! Since you've been really working hard to create a positive attitude in your life, I thought you'd be as inspired as I was by my sparkfriends blog:
http://www.sparkpeople.com
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al.asp?blog_id=4504939#comments

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Super sensational Sunday

Sunday, September 25, 2011

In every way but I went way over my cals. otherwise a super day. We got up and walked dog, then sil texted are you at your trailer, if so you can come visit here or Susan ( another sil over from PEI) will go to you. We were getting ready to leave so said we will come to you. So had a great visit and a nice lunch. Got home and nothing for supper so hubby had OMG hungryman dinners and said why not hvae this. Okay it is super hot today !!! and we are tired. OMG 700 cals and I won't even tell you the amt of fat and sugar. Thank the lord we have them once in a blue blue moon. Anyway it is still 81 or 30 in my kitchen and I have no dishes to do but whew. full!!!!
Then dd called she had bought coupon for a meal out but it is expiring and they both ahve to work eves. so would we like it and a free supper out. Geesh use by wednesday or we will give it to some one else. So we are checking the menu as there is lots hubby can't eat.
Weather wise it was hotter today than a lot of the summer. We are having our indian summer weather and it is fantastic. love it while it lasts cos then it will be fall /winter.
So back home for while, logged all my food again. Back on track, interesting how severe pain can make me so down...

What did I do today to make my tomorrow a better day?
- lol vow to not agree for hubby to buy those crazy froz. dinners
-walked dog
- logged food
- good company
- drank my water
- knowing I am back on track and tomorrow is a brand new day

Not eager to see the scale but will be right back at it and going to try my darndest to get moving a bit more when able.
HUGS all and thanks for keeping me going again!

Editing to say after reading Joys blog JOYINKY about walking around her house, I no longer have any excuse as my house is built on 3 levels and all 3 are able to go around. so upstairs I take 28 steps to do the loop. main floor 24 and lower is too untidy to walk it. lol so know that I walked it and counted my steps, no matter what the ped. says I can add up the number of times and put in my steps.
Knew you were doing it Joy but now I know I can too. Certainly good for me who is afraid of the ice after messing my knee when falling.

Cya HUGs again!

  
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NEW-CAZ 9/26/2011 2:54AM

    Cinders I loved Joy's vlog too, lovely to see her home and hear her voice too.

Enjoy your meal out; hopefully they'll have something healthy emoticon

Have a good week emoticon

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JOYINKY 9/25/2011 9:14PM

    Good day, I agree, don't weigh for a few days. I hope you have a good evening and restful night. Hugs, Joy

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MENNOLY 9/25/2011 8:54PM

    Great idea for walking in bad weather. My mom did it all the time, while she was living with me. One day of too much food will not make a big difference. Just keep in mind that eating out and the frozen meal probably had more salt than you usually use. So don't weigh yourself for a couple of days until it works its way out of your system. emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 9/25/2011 7:54PM

    I ate crap today too. Blaming it on hubby... he shouldn't have let me twist his arm! lol Ah well. I'm resolved to make better choices tomorrow. Love to see your good humour coming back.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 9/25/2011 6:30PM

    Oh well--that was your splurge for now. Go out to dinner with the coupon and get something you can eat--even if it's just salad. It's free and you don't have to cook.

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