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Making fitness fun -- Halloween challenge

Monday, October 11, 2010

This was supposed to be part of last week's challenge, so I'm not going to award myself points unless the team thinks I should. I think I procrastinated, as I do too often, and don't really deserve them. Altho it was a busy weekend, filled with lots of raking, some fun shopping, and some shopping for a new dishwasher -- which isn't necessarily fun, but was somewhat necessary and will make me happier in the long run.

So anyway. The challenge was to make fitness fun. See those falls above (courtesy of DH)? Those are the Cohoes falls. Apparently, the largest falls east of Niagara. And almost no one seems to know that they're there.

DH has talked to a lot of people who've lived here forever, and so far hasn't come up with anyone who's ever seen them -- some have never heard of them.

My parents lived in Troy, NY while my Dad attended RPI umpteen years ago, and my mom used to come up to shop in Cohoes when I was growing up. They'd never even heard of the falls.

We went a couple of weeks ago, and while impressive, they were somewhat dry due to our very dry summer. But with almost an entire week of rain, they were quite impressive yesterday!

DH didn't want to go. He was tired. He's going on a business trip to Japan at the end of this week. We'd just spent about an hour and a half ordering a new dishwasher.

But the truth is that the falls are really, really close. Like 10 minutes away. So we went.

Now, there isn't a whole lot of fitness to be had there. There's a park, but it's very small. Still, there's a very long staircase down to the falls -- not so bad going down, but it seems to double in size coming back up.

There wasn't a great deal of color, but the falls themselves were spectacular (and I just have a real thing for waterfalls) -- even a couple of rainbows.

Another way I made fitness fun was to make sure to do some agility with the dogs this week. If you don't know what agility for dogs is, here's some really old video of us doing a fun match -- judysworld.net/blog/index.php/2008/0

Notice that this is before I started to lose weight, and it's also before I became a runner.

Unfortunately, up here there isn't anyplace that does agility close to us. Not to mention finances are a bit tighter as well, so we don't go to class anymore, and I miss it. But sometimes I do some on the home made equipment DH made us. I made sure to do that a few times this week. Still not a huge amount of fitness really, but it's fun (altho sometimes frustrating, as you can see from the video!).

I tend to like fun fitness DVDs, too. Altho I'm a terrible dancer, I enjoy the Core Rhythms series. And Turbojam. Most of the earlier Beachbody stuff.

Fitness shouldn't be dull and painful. When you're having fun, the time can really fly! Find what makes fitness fun for you.

What are the fun things you do to get fit? My buddy Kate, who just finished her second marathon in a monsoon, would probably say running marathons, which only goes to show you that it takes all kinds of crazy people to make the world go round.

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SEKSUNSHINE 10/15/2010 6:26AM

    Lovely picture. This part of the states is on my to visit list hopefully in the next couple of years.

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TEMPEST272002 10/12/2010 9:44AM

    Wow, those waterfalls are spectacular! You've inspired me to go to our own local waterfall this afternoon to see how high the water is.

I enjoyed watching the videos of you with the dogs. It looks like so much fun. I've always wanted to do agility but haven't had the opportunity yet.

As to the points on the Halloween Challenge, my vote is that you claim the points. You might have been late posting the blog, but you did do the challenge. If it makes you feel better, deduct a couple of points for being "late".

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DAYHIKER 10/12/2010 9:34AM

    Hm. How'd I miss this post? The dog agility videos were fun and you have come a long way! emoticon The falls are beautiful!! Hiking is my fun thing! emoticon

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GEODAWG 10/11/2010 7:46PM

    Beautiful picture.
I love dancing and would dance pounds and pounds away if such a class was offered at my Y.
I tried to give a comment on your blog yesterday but the site was acting funny and would not let me. Suffice to say, I know stubbornness is a big streak in my make up.

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KEAKMAN 10/11/2010 12:51PM

    Ooooh if I lived near those falls I would visit them every week! GORGEOUS!

And while not quite a monsoon (we only got .8 inches of rain while I ran!) running is one of my favorites. But so is hiking and kayaking. Actually, if it stays nice tomorrow, I may go on one last kayak trip of the season.

I prefer to make use of the great outdoors for my activity....out here we have oodles and scads of it to use and enjoy!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 10/11/2010 11:44AM

    I should get Sophie into agility. Do they have a tree-climbing part to it? She'd love that. I worry sometimes that she will catch a paw on a branch and actually hurt herself when she tries to jump up into the tree!

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MARIE625 10/11/2010 11:16AM

    Gorgeous falls! I like water falls too. Actually, I pretty much like anything at all to do with the water.

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/11/2010 10:28AM

    Thanks for the beautiful photo. Will watch the videos later. Going to the zoo today. I bike ride for fitness fun, but am going to add some other things soon - tbd. Have a wonderful day.

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HALFFAST 10/11/2010 9:19AM

    Loved watching those videos, and WOW! What a transformation you've made!

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PALMTREEGIRL1 10/11/2010 8:49AM

    I just love to walk at Hinkley Lake, OH. It's a 96 acre lake about 5 miles from my house. Hinkley is famous for the Buzzards returning the same time every year.

Last time I walked, someone had taken quite some time laying out a gravel man on the trail complete with grass hair and leaf pants! As well, I found (in the general area) some fall leaves arranges artistically to make medallians on the ground. I took some pics with my phone and later, I'll download them and post as a blog. They were really cool and put a smile on my face.

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SKINNYPOWELL1 10/11/2010 8:30AM

    Glad you finally made it see the falls, what gorgeous scenery.

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What you resist, persists

Sunday, October 10, 2010

That's from Eckhert Tolle, I believe.

And this came to me this morning in one of my affirmations apps:

"All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs." -- Anthony Robbins

I can be stubborn. I like to think of myself as open minded, but the truth is at the same time if you tell me to do something, I'm more likely to protest it and maybe even do the opposite.

People like to give advice on blogs, even when you don't invite it. I'm not talking about any recent blogs in general, it's just the way it is (and I'm just as guilty of it as the next person).

Sometimes I think it's great advice. And sometimes I think that person missed the mark by a mile.

And I realized, recently, it's exactly those times that I think the person is obviously out to lunch that I really need to sit up and take notice. Think about it. Why am I resisting that particular suggestion so much? Could there be a kernel of truth in it? Maybe it's something I need to try before I discount it.

What about you? Do you find yourself easily taking advice, or more easily taking umbrage? What does that really say about you?

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MARIE625 10/11/2010 11:15AM

    Well, you must be out to lunch if you think I'm going to look for a kernel of truth.....
Oh yeah, you've described me to a T! The minute someone gives me advice, even advice I've asked for, I turn and do the exact opposite. Almost 50 years old and I still have my 15 year old "you can't make me" attitude.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 10/11/2010 3:21AM

    something to think about for sure! i notice that in real every day life too!

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HALFFAST 10/10/2010 10:22AM

    I am also quite stubborn so this blog (as well as most of your others!) definitely hits home for me. Time for some deep thinking!

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/10/2010 9:56AM

    Yes, I'm a huge, rebellious bonehead. (smiling)

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JUST_TRI_IT 10/10/2010 9:13AM

    I find myself doing the same. However, as I take this journey, I am learning that other perspectives add to my own understanding when I allow the thought to linger without my own judgment marring the scene. Often I just jump to a conclusion without much thinking and it is a reaction that can stop me from learning something new.

Thanks for the blog.. Makes me stop and think.

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FRECKS96 10/10/2010 8:28AM

    Hm...I'd like to think that I consider everything, but the reality is that I am stubborn. I also have opinions and don't often consider changing them. Like Cindy, I think I'm more inclined to be open-minded when it is a topic I am less knowledgeable about or am actively seeking advice. Definitely something to be aware of, even if a good portion of it is in our heads.

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KEAKMAN 10/10/2010 8:05AM

    I try to at least mentally give everything I read a try. Blogs included. If the writer has more experience than I in a given subject I pay more attention. But 20+ years of teaching has taught ME that everyone can have something to tell me.

Not quite what you are talking about here, I know, but this is the best I can think right now!

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DAYHIKER 10/10/2010 6:35AM

    When I have really studied a subject I am more inclined to disregard advice but when I am learning something or am stumped for ideas I definitely welcome suggestions. However, things sometimes change even in a field you have studied and it's still wise to consider all advice. My theory through the years has been to try (almost) everything and keep what works. I don't want to have to "reinvent the wheel" when I start to learn something new!!

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday! Church, lunch with my older son and his wife then a guilt free lazy afternoon for me!


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MARYJOANNA 10/10/2010 5:47AM

  There is certainly food for thought there. Time to self-analyze!

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Ugly as sin

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Bet that title caught your eye. Guess what? It's a book title. I caught an interview with the author on the Today show yesterday. No, I haven't actually read the book yet.

And then I read yesterday's dailyspark -- www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=one

Maybe it's just me, but I found both deeply disturbing.

The basic message of Ugly as Sin seems to be that we're all ugly, we're all beautiful, we've been conditioned to think that way and let's just move on.

That we all think we're ugly, every single day.

Now I don't know about you, but I don't think I'm ugly every single day. Not even when I was at my heaviest. I am quite sure that there are people that think this way, but it wasn't me.

I don't find the idea of thinking of myself as ugly particularly freeing, either. I have to admit I think the author may have some issues, but then again, like I said, I haven't read the book.

Yes, we live in a society that treasures physical beauty. Yes, that can lead to all sorts of self image problems even when you truly are beautiful.

But what is wrong with believing that you're beautiful?

And the Dailyspark entry. It sounded so empowering. A celebrity that embraces her curves, essentially. But it was this last paragraph that really got to me:

"A size 8 still sounds small to me. When I saw recent pictures of her, Iíll be honest that I was surprised she was a size 8. I think thatís because Iím used to seeing celebrities who are so tiny. Sheíd look perfectly healthy walking down the street as an average person. But because Hargitay is a celebrity, some people consider her to be "curvy". When did a size 8 become curvy?"

Well, who the heck cares just what size she is? And why did the author have to even bring it up? Her point would have been made -- and been great -- if she'd just left that out. Just pointed out that here is an actress who's a fairly normal size -- which by Hollywood standards would be considered large -- who's healthy and happy. That would have been a great point.

Such a mixed message!

What do you think? Do you think that believing you're ugly can actually be freeing for you? Do you think that the dailyspark blog post missed the mark, or were they right on? Did you find that an inspiring post?

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PALMTREEGIRL1 10/10/2010 8:00PM

    Even when I'm heavy, I think I'm the greatest! I do not understand 'fat talk' and I refuse to use it.

Well said again!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 10/10/2010 6:47PM

    Ugly? Freeing? No, devastating.
As for size, no one seems to consider that it's meaningless unless taken in the context of a person's height and general frame. I'm considered tiny by some, but because of shoulders and a wide back, I wear size 8 blouses.

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GEODAWG 10/9/2010 8:55PM

    When I was growing up and skinny as a rail, 5'4" 105 pounds, I wore a size 8 when I could find it. A size 8 now must be a 10 or 12 in "old" sizes! I thought she looked good and not unhealthy.
When I see people of tv or in pictures I know they are incredibly skinny because the camera adds weight. I mean if you saw me in person, you would say, "Oh my God! You are so skinny! The pictures just do not do you justice!"
Okay, I can dream can't I?

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HEYRED221 10/9/2010 6:32PM

    I agree - I think a size 8 is small too.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 10/9/2010 4:12PM

    physically, i have never thought of myself as ugly. personality wise, there have been times that i have been SO ugly that i wouldn't even have be my own friend!

a beautiful personality can go a long way, a lot further than physical beauty, that we know is temporary.

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TEMPEST272002 10/9/2010 3:14PM

    I agree that beauty/ugly is in the eye of the beholder. It's what we've been conditioned to, not something that is inborn.

When I was in my early 20's, I did an art project that ended up changing the way I saw beauty. I wanted to do a photo-collage of women's faces from around the world. So I got a whole bunch of national geographics and started cutting out faces from the articles. With each one, I considered what I found compelling or interesting or beautiful. I was fully immersed in this process when I started cutting out a picture from an advertisement. After hours of looking at real women, it was shocking how fake she looked. More like a doll than a person. I remember feeling horror at how the advertising industry has distorted women's beauty - and how we blithely accept what they show us.

Do I think it's freeing to think of ourselves as ugly? Absolutely not! I don't think of myself as ugly or beautiful, actually. I define myself in completely different ways: how I connect with others, how I feel physically & mentally, what I contribute to the world, what exeperiences I've had & what I've learned from them.

When I think about it, I realize that I don't really think about other people's beauty/ugly either. I do have two friends who would be considered to be very attractive - but that interests me only in how they've been affected by having to deal with all that comes with it. Hmmm. This is such a fascinating subject now that I've really started thinking about it! Thanks for bringing it up!

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HEALTH4LYFE 10/9/2010 9:52AM

    When I was a teenager with lower self esteem, I may have thought of myself as ugly at times. But now, as an adult, I don't really have that word in my vocabulary unless I am talking about the way someone is being treated.
I may not be the most beautiful person in the world, and it's doubtful that I would want to be, but I do have some very fine qualities. I try to focus more on them rather than on the negative. Sometimes, however, when I am feeling less than positive, less than positives self affirmations rear their ugly head (there's that word).
In terms of the blog by Jen Mueller, I think bringing to our attention a celebrity who does not fit the bill of the ever so skinny~ but is not only healthy but also perfectly happy about her size, weight & how she feels, is all that needed to be said.

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/9/2010 9:27AM

    You know, you must be inside my head because so many of your blogs are exactly what I've been thinking. This Hargitay thing stuck in my craw when I read it weeks ago, for the same reason you discuss here. I actually laughed out loud at how ludicrous it is that size 8 is now considered curvy and healthy. And that size 12 was recently advertised as a plus size. I am soooo glad that I have never followed societal expectations and that I've always been comfortable in my own skin - even though I haven't been a size 8 since grammar school! (smiling) As far as that book, honestly? I don't recall one day in my entire life that I called myself ugly. And that includes many horrific days of bags, circles, or whatever else visited due to illness, fatigue, or whatever. Celebrating self is something we have less of a chance to learn to do as books, media, etc. firmly entrench women with unrealistic expectations and goals. Have a wonderful weekend.

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DAYHIKER 10/9/2010 8:44AM

    Good blog, Judy. emoticon

It is very frustrating that we are judged on everything but what really matters! I don't think I'm beautiful but I don't think I am ugly, either, though there are times when I feel ugly (and times I feel beautiful!). Sizes, as Bess pointed out, are all over the place these days. I have on a pair of exercise capris that should fit like a glove size wise but are practically falling off of me. emoticon

Okay, folks, I have been a good girl this week and am going to reward myself with a HIKE at one of my favorite parks as soon as I finish my last chores and it warms up a tad! emoticon

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KEAKMAN 10/9/2010 7:54AM

    As badly as I feel about myself sometimes, "ugly" is not a word that I think I use to describe me...ever! So the book would never interest me at all.

And I agree with your point about the Spark post - her size is of no consequence (like what Bess said about sizes anyway!). How does she look? Beautiful! Who gives a flip what size she is? (If she's happy with it......)

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BLUEEYEDBETTY 10/9/2010 6:21AM

    I don't think I am ugly either. I will even go so far to say I don't think any woman is truly ugly. There is always something about a person that is attractive. Eyes, smile, legs, butt, hair or some other aspect of what they look like. I think people need to embrace and play up what they have. It always makes me feel better. We are unique creatures and will always have imperfections. As long as we don't focus on our flaws they will stay small imperfections. It is when we let our imperfections define who we are that we start seeing ourselves as ugly. With ugly comes worthlessness, jealousy and envy. That is no way to live. I think I have beautiful eyes and great hair. When I get ready in the morning and I look in the mirror, I look at those assets first and then again right before I walk out the door. I am pretty! Not perfect but pretty. The rest is whatever lol. emoticon

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BESSHAILE 10/9/2010 6:00AM

    well. I have pretty much always liked the way I look. There are some unflattering photos of me out inthe world, but for the most part I'm pleased with my reflection.

as for today's post... Yeah. I think she did miss the mark. In fact ... calling something a size 8 is such a hoot. I wear a size 12, 14, 16 and 18 depending on the garment. nobody in the US who's older than 21 thinks anybody is a "size". No doubt about it - when I fit nicely into a dress with a 12 on the tab I get a little thrill - but when I shop, I try on clothes from several sizes. I buy the one that looks best on me.

I agree. the author should have left size out of it and just said --- petty healthy confident looking woman. period.

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WINDSONG~ 10/9/2010 5:51AM

    I don't think I am ugly and would not want to.

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What are you waiting for to be happy?

Friday, October 08, 2010

We end happiness week with a question. It's a very important question. Just what are you waiting for, anyway? Why aren't you happy NOW?

I'll bet you have a lot of excuses. We all do. One of the best things to do with negative thoughts is to turn them into positive thoughts. So let's look at a few common thoughts about why you aren't happy now.

I'm too fat

You're here on SP, right? You're taking your baby steps towards losing that weight. Tell yourself that you are working towards a healthy weight.

I don't have any friends

Happiness comes from within. It doesn't come from your SO, your family, your friends, or your animals. Sure, all those things can help you to feel happy. But the truth is that you are totally responsible for your won happiness. Just smile at yourself. You physically can't be sad when you're smiling at yourself.

I'm too poor

There's no question that not having enough money is stressful. But be honest with yourself: do you have enough for the basics? Food, shelter, medical care, insurance? Will more truly make you happy? And if you don't have enough for the basics, are you healthy? Do you have friends and family? Focus on what you DO have, not what you don't have, and think of what you can do to improve your situation -- maybe a different job, maybe more training so you can get a better job, maybe simply asking for help.

I hate my house, where I live, my SO (fill in the blank)

Change it. You have the power. And if it's something you truly can't change -- for instance, at the moment we are living in a place we really don't want to be living in -- you can still choose to be happy. Smile. Smiles are powerful. Turn those negatives into positives. Embrace what you don't like about it. And remember it's only your thoughts about it that make it bad.

I'm too ugly

Lola is a very good cute. Chester is too, but people are often very taken with Lola. I like to say beauty is as beauty does, a la Forrest Gump. We all know beautiful people who are ugly inside, and ugly people who are beautiful inside. Besides, as I pointed out yesterday, beauty fades. It's a really poor way to define yourself. Again, smile at yourself. It really does wonders for you.

I could never run, do a marathon, learn a new language, etc.

See my spark buddy's KEAKMAN's blog yesterday. And I love her father's saying -- "can't never tried". We all have things we think we can't do. We all think just doing those things would make us happy, but what happens when you accomplish that goal? Of course you're happy, but for how long?

I am NOT saying you shouldn't reach for the stars. Of course you should! Just realize that again, happiness comes from within. You are not your job, your salary, your medals. You are you. You are happy right now, if you let yourself be.

I didn't set out to make this happiness week, it just sort of happened. One blog just led to another. Sometimes I'm full of good ideas, so many I have to write them down on a calendar, and other days I couldn't come up with an idea to save my soul.

So what are you waiting for? Why aren't you happy right now, right this very minute?

Finally, a question. It's on my friend feed, too. Have you read a great book recently? I'm trying to decide what I want to put on my Kindle for my upcoming vacation. I'm toying with the idea of Edgar Sawtelle. I was going to get it from the library at some point, but I'm taking ideas here. I might just buy a few of my favorite books -- I often take old favorites on vacation cause you never know what you're going to like, no matter how many people tell you it's great.

I saw that Bill Bryson has a new book out too, and I really enjoy his books, so I might go with that (altho that will never last me 10 days and 2 long flights).

We are going to Kauai, and I love to read books about and/or by local authors, so if anyone has a recommendation there I'm all ears, too.

But I haven't decided yet. Obviously.

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GEODAWG 10/8/2010 9:42PM

    Great thought provoking blog. I agree with all your points. I am adjusting to where I live. It wasn't my choice but here I am so I will be happy!
I just finished The Postmistress and it is wonderful. Takes place in WWII, just before USA gets into the war. Great characters and great points about war and its futility.

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FRECKS96 10/8/2010 3:45PM

    Yay for happiness NOW!!!

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DAYHIKER 10/8/2010 11:42AM

    I had to think about your question for awhile and I don't think I am waiting for anything to make me happy. I have my moments of dissatisfaction but overall I am a happy person and rarely dwell on the negative. The most unhappy thing in my life is that my hubby's conversation topics tend to dwell on the bad things going on around us! emoticon emoticon

My travel reading tends to be about the places I am visiting and generally what I choose for my souvenirs. emoticon

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PALMTREEGIRL1 10/8/2010 10:37AM

    Try Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen, Liliuokalani.

Great blog - again!

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/8/2010 10:22AM

    That is one island I have not been to, but a friend visits often and said it is her fave. Have a wonderful time. You know, even though I have blogged about my current difficult period of time, I have a happy heart that still shines and helps me to keep moving and enjoy the day. Also, don't forget the free books for Kindle. I now have 500, and am reading like a crazy lady. It holds thousands. Hope you enjoy it as much as I'm enjoying mine.

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HALFFAST 10/8/2010 10:12AM

    By the way, I'm currently reading the "In Death" series by JD Robb. There's a whole slew of them (like 30something I think) but I just started a couple weeks ago, so I'm only up to the 3rd or 4th. Each one continues where the previous left off (so far anyways) and they're pretty good :)

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HALFFAST 10/8/2010 10:10AM

    Another fantastic blog Judy! I hope they don't stop just because the week is over!

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MARIE625 10/8/2010 8:31AM

    Love Bill Bryson - didn't know he had a new book out. Sounds like I need to make a trip to the local Borders. Doubt I'd be much help suggesting authors - I tend to read smut for fun. I go to the library and grab any book with a neon blue, green, yellow or pink cover. They are always quick fun reads. Obviously, I'm not deep. LOL

Hadn't noticed you had a happy theme going, but I enjoyed this blog. I tend to be rather negative and I've been working to change that. We've also been EXTREMELY broke lately and yet I've been able to stay positive (most days) about our situation. It really is all in the attitude and how you choose to see things.

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EDWINA172 10/8/2010 8:23AM

    I just finished reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Great book. Kind of a mystery within a mystery.
Great blog. Have a good weekend.

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KEAKMAN 10/8/2010 8:16AM

    Books...haven't read Edgar Sawtelle, but it was very popular out here when it came out (I worked for Borders back then) I tend to go for classics while on vacation. I know and love them, so it's easy to pick them up and put them down.

Okay, happiness. I have enjoyed your theme week Judy. And I think we all ought to consider our own happiness more than we do - how to achieve it, what will make us happy, why we are avoiding it, all of those thoughts you raised with your blogs.

As you said, happiness comes from within. I choose to be happy or not. So this weekend I am choosing to be happy about running a marathon in the rain - it's a great opportunity to do something I have never done before! emoticon emoticon

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SKINNYPOWELL1 10/8/2010 8:01AM

    Great blog today emoticon Hope your weekend is filled with emoticon

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A size happy

Thursday, October 07, 2010

A while ago one of the blogs I read talked about a size healthy. How she literally wrote over the size tag in her jeans in indelible ink with that phrase.

Well, I want to take that one step further and be a size happy. Health is important. If you're in this to be a certain size or look a certain way, then the sad truth is you're probably doomed to failure because the truth is that beauty fades. Did you catch the Oprah with Terri Hatcher?

I suppose I can be happy that I am not the head-turning type and never was!

And this time has been different all along, because while the smaller clothes and looking better are nice -- I won't lie! -- I've been in it for the health aspects all along. Because I didn't like the way I felt at a larger size. Not just the clothes thing, but the energy thing, the low self confidence thing.

And as I get nearer to my goal, I realize that if you don't have a size happy you'll probably never be a size healthy. Because sometimes even health isn't in our control. There are still diseases, no matter how healthy you eat or how much you exercise; there are accidents.

We can't control our health all together, beauty fades . . . but we can control how we feel about it all. We can choose to be happy, the majority of the time. We can control our own thoughts about ourselves.

If you think weight loss is only about dropping pounds, eating right, and exercising the right amount, then you're probably doomed to failure in the long run. Because where the mind goes, the body follows. You've got to get your mind right.

So that is my new goal: a size happy. A size healthy (and a literally smaller size) are just the side benefits.

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HALFFAST 10/7/2010 11:00PM

    Wow - You hit this one dead on! I think this is 100% true and I hope this blog gets picked for some kind of award! emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 10/7/2010 3:15PM

    Dead on again! You're on a roll these days! Must be that "happy" thing. emoticon

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KEAKMAN 10/7/2010 9:53AM

    Great blog. I like the notion of being happy as well as healthy. And I will get my head in the right direction!

Now, can you please address the difference between "happy" and "complacent" in your next blog? Too many of us are complacent and call it happy, you know.....

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MZSLYDE01 10/7/2010 9:36AM

    YEP I agree.
Thank you for your encouragement this morning.
I am taking it easy today - going to get off work as soon as possible and go home and make a nice meal and get on my WII. That always cheers me up.

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PALMTREEGIRL1 10/7/2010 9:21AM

    I LOVE that: Where the mind goes, the body follows...by our own Judy...totally profound! I'm going to quote that in our Inspirational Quotes! Bravo on another great blog!

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GEODAWG 10/7/2010 8:42AM

    "Because where the mind goes, the body follows. You've got to get your mind right."
Boy did you nail it with that statement!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 10/7/2010 8:13AM

    Very well said, color me happy. emoticon

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DEE797 10/7/2010 6:55AM

    I totally agree with you as well. Wishing you continued success on your journey! emoticon

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DAYHIKER 10/7/2010 5:31AM

    I couldn't agree more! I am tall and pencil thin was NOT a good healthy look for me, supermodels notwithstanding. Even though I am almost at the top of my WW range I am carrying more weight than I am comfortable with...it slows me down and makes me tired. I need to drop a size and tone up. Getting older is challenging enough without carrying excess weight. And don't you just FEEL better when you eat healthfully?! emoticon A size healthy and happy is a great plan!

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SLIMTHICK2 10/7/2010 5:27AM

    Totally agree with you emoticon

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DOLE10 10/7/2010 5:19AM

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