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I STILL wanna be a Diva

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Yep, I am still working on being a diva. With this week's camp challenge I find myself really stepping out of my comfort zone. I decided that it's time to push myself and see some continued changes.

I thought being a diva was just sitting around and other people doing FOR you. Nope, not the case here in camp. It's up to me to be the diva, to be the one willing to take on things that are uncomfortable. I think that is worth more than just a glamour woman that I see on TV. That is not a diva...that is a Bi$%h! and I am not or want to be one of those.

So here I am developing character, stretching myself to do more and be more. My one goal for this week is to write/call each immediate member of my family (3 children and 4 siblings) Not all of them have computer access, so that will mean sending a snail mail to one. One of them I'm not in regular contact with so that will be most interesting. Since there is a big time zone difference I will plan accordingly.

Now on to my mini goals for the month of August:
1. Update our running scrapbook to bring it to June 2006 (the date of my first marathon) I have gotten so behind on this project and I want to keep documenting our progress
2. Weigh 165 This is a very realistic goal since my weight comes off very slowly and I don't know how I will continue to loose with my newer thyroid plan
3. Finish reading both my Thyroid books. There is a lot of excellent information there. The two books are both by Mary J. Shomon and are titled: The Thyroid Diet and Living Well With Hypothyrodism.
4. I am putting in a bonus challenge for me as well. I have a counted cross stitch gift for one of my children that I have been working on forever. This is the month to get it done and send it off.

Diva-ville here I come!

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DUMBELLE 7/30/2007 3:52PM

    Way to go; I really hope that you accomplish all the things that you desire.
I'd like to focus on reading God's Word on a daily basis again, which I haven't done for quite awhile.
I appreciate all that you said; relationships are so very important. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Dumbelle

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Some days go to plan and hum right along. Then there are other days that start out to plan, but take a right turn, left turn, about turn, zig zags and go all over the place.

I think the key to any of that is to go with the flow. Not stress out and just see what great things that are going unfold. Hey, it might be even better than what I would have planned.

So here is another 3 for me:

1. I like to learn new things.
2. I can write well.
3. I am artistic.



Monday, July 23, 2007

Changes aren't easy sometimes, but sometimes they are the most obvious course of action. I've seen that my health issues have been getting in the way of me losing weight. Oh I know to check other ways of seeing if I have progressed; ie, measurements, physical abilities, clothes fitting differently. Yadda Yadda yadda!!.....

Let's get real with it, I want to see the number thingy go lower! That's it, plain and simple. I don't loose weight quickly, in fact I loose it so slowly that it makes a snail look fast. But I have done some things to help change that.

I've got an appointment with an endoconoglist in a week to check over my thyroid situation. I've gotten 2 books to help me examine my eating to see if there are some alterations to be made and to further inform me of my hypothyroidism.

On Sunday the scale showed a weight loss and I am amazed. Finally a number I haven't seen since I was a teenager. I feel very motivated and encouraged. I will practice as much patience as I can. After all I've not given up yet and I don't intend on doing so. No white flag here, no surrender! I am going to see my goals reached.

And on that postive note, 3 more positive things about me:

1. I have a sense of humour
2. I am kind to animals
3. I am a good cook

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KJYOYO 7/23/2007 9:58PM

    Congrats on the lower numbers! It's it amazing how different they look going up than then do going down? :)


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Time for 3 more

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Today has been a good day. Good in the fact that I awoke rested. I had been so tired of running in the rain that I agreed to go to the gym with my husband for a quick treadmill run. I normally prefer running outside, but with all the rain we have been having, keeping dry sounded like a really good idea.

It was a 5k recovery run and after the first 10 minutes it felt easier being on the treadmill. I pushed harder and faster toward the last 10 minutes and felt great getting that done.

I felt good about waht I had prepared to share at this morning'schurch service. It was nice to be asked and I had worked all week on preparing my message.

The rest of the day was relaxing and I did get the ironing finished, watched a movie with hubby and just took it easy. A really nice calm day and it felt great.

So my three things I like about me today are:
1. the ability to speak well infront of people.
2. being able to stay focused to see a task finished to the end
3. being flexible when the need to change something arises.

Yep, it's been another good day.


Another day another 3

Saturday, July 21, 2007

It's raining here again. Seems like that is the look of summer. At least the rain was more like a misting the entire time I was out for today's long run. I knew that I wouldn't be pushing any kind of speed because I had done that yesterday, and my legs were tired.

I got out at 9:10 and wierd stuff...that is the distance I ran today: 9.10 miles. Woahhh....how about that for a cosmic tilt thingy??!! Anyway, I'm pleased to have done that many because it's the longest I've done for a month.
I chose the more rural route for my run and it did my soul good. No high traffic areas for about half the run so I soaked in the rural feel of where I was. The tress, the fields, cows, sheep, the streams on the road! I like being out in that type of environment at times, rather than running along the busy 2 lanes I so often find myself on. It seems I have more time to think and just hear my breathing, look around me, and listen to a bit more relaxing podcasts, than my fast paced music.

Today was to be that kind of day....relax! Geezeee how often I forget to do that. I hurry and rush about with out sometimes taking a breath for ME. Yep, there are so many things that I enjoy doing that I have found have been shelved. Time to look a bit more closely at how I use my time so that I DO make some time for me, not just on the weekend, but every day. A goal worth setting for myself starting today! So that is what that extra extra long hot soak in the tub was about. Not just to soothe my very tired body, but my tired mind, soul and spirit as well. Aaahhh...it felt so good I think I took a nap!!

Now..on to three more things I like about me (for my diva challenge in camp)
1. When I stretch I can touch beyond touching my toes.
2. I am patient even when I don't want to be.
3. I know how to keep a confidence.

It is a good day. And I am glad I am making it so.


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