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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I have been missing in action for a while now, but managed to keep my streak going by spinning the wheel if nothing else.

November has been pretty tough, starting with family drama at the beginning of the month that was pretty hurtful and I have been trying to resolve that issue. Lots of work also took up some time. It has not been pleasant but I refuse to give up. I am learning to take care of myself and not let others decide my fate for me.

  
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KO1215 11/29/2012 10:54AM

    Good for you!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/28/2012 2:09PM

    I've notieced your absence. Real life is a higher priority than blogging and such. Hope your healthy lifestyle is still going.

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SEAWILLOW 11/28/2012 11:58AM

    Life can be filled with turmoil at times. Post or drop me a line if you need me. This too shall pass and you will be healthier for making great choices!

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All or nothing..

Monday, November 05, 2012

Question for the day. Today, I woke up late and wasn't able to get my morning workout in. Actually I didn't feel well at all, but I promised myself at least 10 minutes each day. So today, I did 10 minutes on my first break. Didn't do anything else all day, but I did something. Tonight my Fitbit came in and I am excited to see how that adds to my program.

Beyond that, it was a horrible day at work, my husband quit smoking but he is down in the dumps and I have a headache and am ready for bed. But I am still grateful that I did 10 minutes and I tracked everything I ate today!

  
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DIET_FRIEND 11/6/2012 12:23PM

    I think you need to eat some soup. You need to get in your comfy lounge-abouts including slippers. You and hubby need to curl up on the couch or bed and watch a movie leaving stress, plans, coulda-shoulda-wouldas behind for the evening. Fall asleep on time or a little earlier, and tomorrow, be recharged to deal with all the bull$@!% out there. Strap on the Fitbit tomorrow and see where the day takes you.

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SEAWILLOW 11/6/2012 7:05AM

    Awesome for exercising and tracking your food! You are making healthy choices!
Congratulations to your husband on quitting..I was so difficult to live with when I quit my children wanted me to smoke!

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MSLZZY 11/6/2012 6:13AM

    Hope you feel better tomorrow! HUGS!

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My mantras...

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Today I am grateful for this day. I came up with my new mantras to help me on my journey. The first is for exercise. "Exercise is required medication" and second for food. "If I track it, I can eat it". I made a picture with some clip art and put it on the closet doors in front of my desk in my office. I have decided that those doors will be my inspiration wall. Everything that inspires me, that I wish for and that I dream for.

Tonight I spend time with my husband and off to bed.

  
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MSLZZY 11/6/2012 6:25AM

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SEAWILLOW 11/5/2012 9:20AM

    Inspiration that will help you reach your goal!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/4/2012 9:44PM

    I hope these mantras are powerful motivators. Keep on sparking!

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10 years of no smoking!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

November 3, 2002 was the first day of my journey to live without smoking. It was very difficult at first, but as each day passed it became just a little easier. I had adopted the attitude of AA, but instead of alcohol, I said cigarettes. One cigarette is not an option and as each day passed, it became so ingrained into my thinking that it really is only a blip on the radar if I even think about it now.

Perhaps I need to re-think my approach to my eating. I have been having a difficult time and keep doing stuff I don't want to do. Eat out, eat unhealthy. I guess I haven't given it much thought until writing this down. So what will my mantra be now? I will sleep on it and have something my morning!

  
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DIET_FRIEND 11/4/2012 1:25PM

    It is great that you were ever able to give up smoking--it's such a strong addiction. My sister smokes. If it were easy to quit, she would be smoke-free. If it were easy to lose weight, we'd all be svelte too. If the AA attitude works for you, you might consider a 12-step program for overeating. I read a book called Angry Fat Girls by Frances Kuffel, and she described the 12-step approach to weight management. It's pretty strict!

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SEAWILLOW 11/4/2012 3:04AM

    Congratulations on winning your battle against cigarettes! You will not lose against unhealthy foods! : )

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SUECHRIS50 11/3/2012 11:46PM

    Like a young idiot i began puffing around when i was 13 and smoked for 5 years.One day an old German Lady saw me smoking,stepped up to me and said in her best english..You are too special to die from those,pointing at the smoking gun.I threw them away and quit.My precious Grams soon discovered she had lung cancer and died within 18 months.I quit 32 yrs ago emoticon YOU GO GIRL!!!

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LHLADY517 11/3/2012 11:35PM

    WTG Congrats on this decade.

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Bucket List

Friday, November 02, 2012

Think about 3 things that are on your bucket list. What goal would you go for if anything was possible? I would love to travel. I am so excited to go to Korea in December and get my first stamp in my passport (which I just applied for this summer). I am going for my son's wedding, but from the photos he has taken, it is beautiful. There are so many places I want to see and family I want to visit!

What can you do to feel like that in your life today? Sometimes we just have to go for it. Plan the next trip and just do it rather than spend all of our time working.

  
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DIET_FRIEND 11/3/2012 9:31AM

    I have had the privilege and luck to have traveled a little bit in the past 15 years. I would like to travel more though, so getting to a comfortable size to sit on an airplane is on my goals list. I can do it at this size, but it would be better to be in ONE-derland! You are so lucky to be going to Korea. My husband prefers Europe, but lately he's been open to the idea of LIVING in a place like Korea or the Middle East! My bucket travel list would include traveling back to the towns where my dad was stationed in the Navy and we lived as a child: Brindisi, Italy, and Bremerhaven, Germany, and maybe even Yokohama, Japan, where I was born.

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SEAWILLOW 11/3/2012 5:53AM

    emoticon to your son on his wedding! emoticon
Take plenty of pictures and enjoy your trip!
I have a something I want to do this next summer hopefully ..it is a surprise!

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DRB13_1 11/2/2012 9:43PM

    have a safe trip and congratulations to your son! happiness always

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LHLADY517 11/2/2012 9:40PM

    Mine would be to travel the lighthouse circuit in the US. But I know that isn't as important as visiting with my family, so all my vacations are spent visiting my grandchildren and that's the most important thing on my bucket list.

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BOBOBOBBI 11/2/2012 9:40PM

    Sounds wonderfu! Enjoy!

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