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Mindless Munching

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ok....there it is again, popping the food into my mouth while a) cooking, b) stressed c) finding something in the cupboard and tossing it to the mouth and pass received d) fill the blank......

Yep it does happen....the food at times gravitates to my mouth, I oblige and devour it. Hardly thinking until it’s been swallowed and my stomach has gone "ahhhhhh"… and my mind has gone” AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! What the £)(%&”£) have you done! There you swallowed it, stomach is happy but what about ME!?? HUH!!! Did you THINK! Nooooo eyes saw it, stomach said 'yeahh baby 'and hand grabbed and mouth devoured!!! But did you ASK ME???? YOUR MIND?? NOOOooooo! THINK next time babe!!!”

Wow, that’s the kind of dialogue that goes on without me even realizing it. That’s the problem with mindless munching, I don’t think. I just DO. My biggest downfall is the munching while making a meal, especially dinner! It can be something simple like, the veggies, or maybe one too many’ let’s see how this tastes’ sample. So for today, nope stomach…you have got to wait until food is on the plate and I’m sitting down at the table. This time the MIND is going to win.

  


Sidelined

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Waking up today to a sore throat and all around awful feeling told me I wasn't going to get much accomplished. I felt terrible and it was only about 3 am. I went back to bed, then up again to let the dogs out. Felt awful again, back to sleep then up at 630 to make breakfast, feed the dogs, cat, misc other moring have to dos. Then right back to bed. YUCK!

That was the routine for the remainder of the day. Awake for a short bit, then back to rest in bed. Feeling better this evening, but sleep will be early tonight.

I really hate being sick, I hate missing out on doing things for the day. It's no fun. I know the body needs time to mend itself and this is necessary to getting better. I just don't like sitting on the sidelines of life and watching an entire day go by without being an active part in it.

There are so many things I enjoy doing, of living life each day to its full. I'll just take today as a pit stop, a refueling break, to better do that which awaits me tomorrow.

  


puddles

Monday, June 25, 2007

Where is Summer? I just want to know if someone took it away and we'll see it again! Should be nice and toasty warm but nope, not how it was today!

Didn't matter as the roads called and good friend and I hit the hills, puddles,slick sidewalks, rivers going down the street and all! Yep, the wind was in our faces, the hats were securely fastened, water-proofs in place and a sense of humour was the mood of the day.

When I run, I don't give notice to stepping over puddles. They are there, the shoes will dry out and I just keep on going. Oh I do get a soaking, but that is why I have another pair of shoes to alternate with. It's kind of like running a stepplechase race with the water hazzards. If you have to land in the H2O, you just deal with it.

Nice attitude to have. Just deal with things in my life. Don't try to detour around them, jump over them, stop and stare, nope just keep going and know that I'll get through it just right. The rain WILL fall, I WILL get wet, but I WILL keep going!

  


snapshots

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Had a great run this morning. Can't get away from the hills but they are what are helping to strengthen my being and my inner warrior. I had crested another long incline and then made the turn to go down one of the side country roads when my mind just took a snapshot of the view in front of me. There it was, the valley below, green carpet hills further on and the highest moor hills beyond.
How beautiful to be able to see that and just capture it in my mind's eye. It's there to always pull back when ever I have the desire or need.
Actually my entire day is made up of snapshots. Moments that I can freeze, hold to my memory and pull back again. I have a gallery of them in my mind, just like I have an photograph gallery on my computer.
Time can alter the image of a snapshot, so can my mind. The more unpleasant ones I can allow to fade away not to recall again. The more pleasant ones I can make more vibant and enhance the picture and can write about it.
I do enjoy the snapshots of my life.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BABISAS 6/20/2007 9:01PM

    What a great idea to let the "unpleasant ones" fade! I need to start doing that!

I just started reading your blog, but I love your writing style! are you a journaler as well?

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In The Mirror

Thursday, June 14, 2007

She is supposed to be my friend, my reflection, my likeness. Then why do I treat her so unkind at times? All I see so often are her imperfections, her flaws, that bit I think could look better. I judge her, comment on her skin, her clothes, her hair, a wrinkle here, a buldge in the clothes there. Everthing is under my watchful and critical eye. Would a friend want me to act like that? I don't think so.

If I was like that to a close friend I don't think they would want to be around me. I think they would avoid contact, of finding something else to do instead of hanging around with me.

Time to take a better look in the mirror, let her know that she is beautiful, that she is kind, she is attractive, she wears her clothes great, her skin is radient, her smile has a twinkle, her eyes dance, her hair shimmers. Yep, time to be more gentle to her, to love her, treat her with respect and believe all that I tell her. After all, that's me I'm talking to. So the journey continues and the two of us are making great progress!

  
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SIRENA3 6/17/2007 9:50AM

    Thanks for putting into words what some of us feel!!! I do make a point, on a daily basis, to look at myself and find positive things. I guess I have trouble with the concept of aging gracefully... ;-)

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WANT2LUVMEAGAIN 6/15/2007 1:28AM

    truer words were never spoken. is it allright with you if i print it out and post it everywhere so that i will have a constant reminder? andra

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HEALTHYWRITER 6/14/2007 11:19PM

    This is a reflection worthy of copying and posting near the mirror. ;) They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... perhaps if I smile at the face in the mirror, she'll smile back.

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HOPE81 6/14/2007 6:32PM

    Very nicely put!
We can all relate to that.
Hope

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W8WHITTILER 6/14/2007 6:30PM

    Wow, that's deep.
I really enjoyed and can relate, thank you for sharing yourself and your "friend".
Patty

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BLUEFISH2 6/14/2007 5:45PM

    You are a gifted writer and I really enjoyed reading your blog. Congratulations on all of your success. God bless.

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CYNTHIAS50 6/14/2007 5:20PM

    Very powerful words! I loved it, and I really need to look in the mirror too! They say a person is their own worst critic! Thanks so much for sharing!
God Bless,
Cindy

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MICHELLE215 6/14/2007 5:19PM

  Very beautiful and so true. I'm glad I had the opportunity to read it.

Michelle

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LOVELIFE01 6/14/2007 1:05PM

    WOW! if that couldent be more impactfull!, that brought a tear to me eye, I will have to copy this, did you write it?, that was beautifull, thanks, love ya and Godbless.

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MISSJCISRUNNING 6/14/2007 12:10PM

    Beautiful words that I so needed to hear!!!! Thank you for the reminder!! Have a wonderful day! Jackie!

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