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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

That's what I told myself yesterday during a hike in the local park. Thanks to the engaging writing of Agatha Christie, I managed an hour worth of climbing up and down trails. Audio books appear to be the key to distract my otherwise busy mind so my body can go on autopilot with physical activity.

Last Thursday I joined P in his monthly salsa hour with a private instructor. That was mindful exercise, not exactly relaxation.

I still haven't weighed myself, but I figure the fitting of my clothes will sufficiently convey the result!

  


hitting that reset button

Thursday, July 01, 2010

I haven't weighed myself for probably as long as I had been absent from SP. Work and being part of the support group for my dying grandfather plus other life drama took their toll on me, resulting two separate episodes of long stretched battle against flu/relapse.

Let's just say I am sick and tired of not feeling my best.

During the first half of 2010, I attempted group class of pilates and purchased another DVD program. Again, consistency is the issue. Last week I signed up with the local community center and swam for the first time in a long time. I couldn't last beyond 15 minutes of lap swim. That's how bad my lungs were, and I felt equally good and bad about the experience. Good that I finally made the effort to rebuild my respiratory system, bad that I had let myself get to this awful spot.

  
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RENA1965 7/1/2010 3:17AM

    Getting sick should be a thought that if you don't care for yourself you end up not being able to be strong for other people in more need of support than yourself..
Do this journey so you stay robust and can support people around you whom need you.. Sorry there is no cudos if you drop dead from stress or not caring.. This will make those whom need us strong feel more open and exposed..
If your on top of your eating and exercising leaning a extra hand will feel like moving mountains.. Also lifes sorrows- what doesn't kill us should make us stronger and able to give advice to the next generations.. Our choice how things go down.. Stay strong and make Mr Aversity pack his bags..
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LIETCHI 7/1/2010 2:50AM

    No use dwelling on the past, just look forward! Congrats on the swim, keep it up emoticon

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Post 14.5-hour work day

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Well, I made through the 100-ish mile drive in the storm for work and also to our satellite office. That's something to celebrate as the major freeways were all flooded. I didn't get to any workout, but I'm pretty sure that I ate enough fruit to last me two more days. You win some, you lose some, right?

For those who may be interested, I work at a nonprofit helping disabled youth find their first jobs. We had two major meetings today, and with transition in personnel, I got a lot on my mind.

  
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LIFEASMRSA 1/22/2010 4:23PM

    :( I hope everything works out

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Work drama that I do NOT need

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Really...as if I don't have enough on my plate, I am being forced to confront drama unfolding at work. It's only Tuesday and I am already exhausted! Tomorrow, unfortunately, is going to be a super long day at work. My one saving grace today was to release some tension by chatting with P instead of binge eating.

I need to book that massage appointment, pronto.

  
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LIFEASMRSA 1/20/2010 2:50PM

    I hope you work things out soon!

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MRE1956 1/20/2010 5:48AM

    Why, why, WHY does this type of crap happen in offices? I don't care HOW bad the economy is - now, more than ever, there is simply NO excuse for bad behavior or drama (of course, I despise drama of all types - I don't even care for TV dramas-I need all the laughter I can get so I'm more of a comedy type of gal).....All that being said, I wish you all the best with your work situation and a POX on all those causing the unneeded drama!

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Back...sort of

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Yep, I dropped the ball for the past eight months or so in order to deal with the overwhelming combo of school and work. I am certain that lots of emotional eating took place, but the worst part was giving up regular workout. I want to make the grand announcement that I am back on track, but I am hesitant. What happens when the semester starts again on the 25th? How will I manage daily workout when I take over grandparents-sitting duty in February?

One day at a time, or so I keep telling myself.

  
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DRAGONFLY180 1/19/2010 11:41PM

    i hope you can commit to taking good care of yourself again. as for grandparent-sitting, maybe you could do strength training and yoga while you're there. at least try to make some better food choices and get back involved with the community to help you with motivation. good luck on juggling life! it's difficult sometimes.

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AKASHA66 1/19/2010 2:22AM

    I was back to after injuries and a long time out. I'm really happy to be back and going it more gently than before. If we want it to last, we have to be reasonable. You can do it. I appreciate the structure and predictability of SP in the rest of my life which doesn't have a lot of it at all.
Good luck!

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