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Still tweaking...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thanks Seawillow! We must be thinking alike. I was just thinking how I did better when I blogged out my plan in the morning and I seemed to accomplish more by the end of the day. Then I thought , who wants to read my plan? I think I will start my blog in the morning w/ my plan and finish it up at the end of the night with how well I did and notes of anything I learned along the way.

So here goes:

Work 6am to 4:30pm
I went to bed pretty late and my husband was in and out of bed all night so needless to say, I did not get much sleep and having to work at 6 am this morning didn't help. However, I am very fortunate to work at home and stayed in bed until the last possible minute before clocking into work. I also made the decision not to have a high carb bagel which sounds really good when one is tired and opted for the high protein bar. My first break was used taking my shower so now I feel a little better....

Now for the rest of the day:
2nd break: craft room and morning snack of yogurt and almonds.
Lunch: Still working on this one.
3rd break: craft room
After work: Dinner: need to plan.

I do have a support group to attend tonight and then I think I will relax and go to bed early.

Bedtime check-in: I did some work in the craft room and then another drama. Thank goodness for my support group. As tired as I was, it was well worth it. Had fast food for dinner so my choice could have been much better. I will be in bed by 9 pm. I work again at 6 am but only for a couple of hours. Hopefully I will be able to sleep tonight!

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DIET_FRIEND 10/22/2012 3:50PM

    I'm making a pot of chicken noodle soup for supper. Noodles may be carby, but they will not be as plentiful as my fresh chicken and fresh veggies I put in the pot! I often skip meals, but a suggestion for breakfast is boiled eggs. Not a carby option at all and will keep you going all day--also not messy to prepare.

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SEAWILLOW 10/22/2012 10:58AM

    Thank you! You are doing emoticon !( I had shredded wheat for breakfast and 4 baby carrots for a snack)

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Another rough day...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Worked again today and for the most part that was ok, not looking forward to work tomorrow.

In other news, I still need a lot of work in staying centered. It is hard when I see people I love struggling and the only I can do is love them, but they need to do the work - just like I have to do the work for myself. The only problem is that when I see others struggling, I tend to lose myself and lose focus on what I need to do for self.

Tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities and chances....

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MOMMASHUTT 10/22/2012 9:26AM

    Close your eyes and take a breathe, ask who are you doing it for, yourself or the other person.


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SEAWILLOW 10/22/2012 7:32AM

    If what your doing is failing, try something different..a new are worth it!

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MSLZZY 10/22/2012 7:08AM

    Do the best you can.
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A little me time...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Today turned out to be a rough day at work and even a little rougher after work. I have family members that have issues and sometimes I get caught up in the crazyiness and drains me. Today was one of those days. I took a walk on the beach in part to find some serenity and in part to exercise. Something I have been lacking lately.

Also, I have a couple of projects in the works and I hope to have photos in the next couple of days. Mainly to inspire and motivate. I am pretty excited about it.

I think my me time needs to be extended to bed time.

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DIET_FRIEND 10/21/2012 12:56PM

    It is great that the beach is so accessible to you for walking and meditating. Hope next week is a good one for you.

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SEAWILLOW 10/21/2012 5:48AM

    Sounds like great coping skills..having family members with issues can be hard to separate from.

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VICTORY2XS 10/20/2012 10:09PM

    Glad you had the opportunity to walk along the beach. That can clear your head of all the day's confusion.

Best wishes!


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A time to relax...

Friday, October 19, 2012

I worked today....Blah.

I have had a headache and sore muscles for a few days now, went to the chiropractor on Tuesday where my back cracked more than I thought possible. So tonight, after work, I relaxed w/ a couple of ice packs. I didn't get much else done today, but that is ok. Off to an early night.

A couple of views of our lake we like to walk. It has been too windy lately, but my goal is to go tomorrow as the wind will be down and it is supposed to be warmer.

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SEAWILLOW 10/20/2012 5:48PM

    Enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures!

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LHLADY517 10/20/2012 11:53AM

    Beautiful. Love the look of the lake.

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DIET_FRIEND 10/20/2012 11:49AM

    Nice photos!

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Getting things together.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It has been so windy and blustery here that I would prefer to stay inside and curl up under the covers. But instead my husband and I spent some time putting some things away and making our home more comfortable. I also made some progress in my office.

Today I am grateful for the warmth of our home, the wonderful roast dinner tonight and seeing new friends.

Still need to focus more on myself....

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DIET_FRIEND 10/19/2012 10:51AM


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SEAWILLOW 10/18/2012 11:25PM

    I was actually waiting to hear from you today! Glad you are safe warm and meeting new friends! Everybody needs ME time!

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KAYE454 10/18/2012 10:46PM

  Me Too I am not ready for winter at all

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