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Coming up for air, and out for exercise

Saturday, March 08, 2014

This book writing process is not for the faint of heart, I tell ya! I finally got the manuscript turned in. Now waiting a preliminary approval, and then will start the editing process. THEN it will take 6 weeks for TALKS WITH ANIMALS AND NATURE - BRIDGING THE COMMUNICATION GAP WITH ALL LIFE to be available. Yippy skippy!

Getting to this point has been stressful, a/k/a eating my stress, not doing housework, nose to the grind any available hour.

Coming up for air today I did my dishes (okay most of them are done), did two loads of laundry, and got my taxes filed. Went clothes shopping, and wow, that was not a pretty sight looking back at me in the mirror. Stunned I'd have to say. I really haven't looked at myself other than shoulders up in the bathroom mirror (thankfully that's all you see!), so the belly view was a bit of a reality check. So....got home, grabbed an apple, and off for a two mile walk I went.

At work we have an aerobic mile-a-day challenge, and I'm on the "Wonder Women" team. Its a three month challenge. Kinda nice because so many of us are taking walking breaks at work. My job has been so stressful of late, and add to that publishing a book. I really need to get my mindset back in gear.

Anyhoo, thanks for listening. I haven't been a good Spark Friend of late, I will endeavor to change that. Onward ho.

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HICKOK-HALEY 3/8/2014 9:44PM

    I'm glad you got the walk in. Nothing like being outdoors. Good luck with the book!

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Snow Day Photos

Friday, January 31, 2014

Here's some photos of the snow day we're having. Views from looking outside from within my cabin. P.S. its still snowing

Sure wish I could go outside and play

the back deck

Hey where'd the shovel'd path go?

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POMATOJUICE 2/1/2014 11:17AM

    Gorgeous photos! Pics like these make me miss northern winters, but then I remember all the bad things....shoveling, scraping, etcetc :D

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Math doesn't equate

Sunday, January 19, 2014

So I was sick all day yesterday. Watched TV and stayed on the couch and drank buckets of tea and ate 1873 calories...

...and lost 1/2 a pound this morning.

Somehow that doesn't compute. But I'll take it! emoticon

Today is working on a writing project, get in my exercise, go to a friend's birthday party this evening. I'll need to eat before I go because they don't eat vegan, and I definitely won't be eating any of the jello cake. Sometimes I'll cheat with cheese, but never jello.

Happy Sunday everybuddy.

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MARIAJESTRADA 1/29/2014 9:54PM

    I didn't know you were vegan! I used to be vegan and have been inching towards being vegetarian again. Like today, I just realized, ah nuts, never mind. Anyway, math is evil when it comes to our goals sometimes. Just ignore it.

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POMATOJUICE 1/20/2014 9:53AM

    Sometimes you need that little calorie spike when you've been going a long time with a lower calorie number! Every once in a while, it can cause some nice weight loss :D It could have been due to all the tea, too! Whatever it was, congrats!

I think it's awesome that you are planning ahead with this party. I always have problems with that!! Eating beforehand sounds like a great plan. I'm sorry you were sick, but from the sounds of your feed, you are feeling better already. Awesome!

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HAPPYMENOW58 1/19/2014 1:57PM

    Hope you feel well enough to enjoy the party!

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ROSIEPD 1/19/2014 12:43PM

    Have fun at the party! Hope you feel better. emoticon

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My body is speaking up

Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Last week I tracked mostly each day, but not enough exercise. The last two days I didn't track at all, and definitely overate a few calories. I'm up a pound this week, deservedly so, but I'm not upset about it. More like "Oh, okay, this isn't getting me where I want. How do I correct that." I definitely feel more balanced mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Went out with friends for happy hour yesterday. I don't drink alcohol but it doesn't stop me from having a good time. The sushi restaurant has a $10 special you get an app, sushi roll, and drink. I had green tea, but after a couple sips I stopped. I've had issues in the past with green tea where I lose all depth of perception, I'll walk into walls, drive over curbs, and feel generally drunk! Its been a long time since I've tried it again, but after a couple sips I felt a little light headed. Someone once told me I must have had an argument with the mountain where it grows in China LOL.

emoticon I deeply apologize mountain for any offense, known or unknown. And I promise not to drink your tea any more!

After eating 1300 calories mostly consistently for two weeks, it was interesting to feel myself get full before I cleaned my plate. Made me smile inside knowing I'm changing things for the good, and my body is paying attention and now loves this healthier mindfulness, and is going to give me uncomfortable clues when I'm not.

Through January 17: 12 days of perfect tracking, 5 days not. Two pounds down. Endeavor to persevere.

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TAICHIDANCER 1/18/2014 11:29AM

    You should be ashamed of yourself for picking on that mountain. I'm glad you apologized!

Hope you are well. Spark on.

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Pre-meditated Success

Monday, January 13, 2014

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Ate lunch with a client at the Pizza Hut salad bar, all you can eat, and stayed away from the Pizza, YAY! However, after tracking the dressings I found my lunch was way over what I usually eat. Yikes, no wonder I rarely eat those dressings! Glad I tracked at lunch time.

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Before coming home, I mapped out a mental plan of what I would do when I got home. I did 30 minutes of various cardio video's from spark people. Now I'm all jazzed and sweaty and ready for dinner.

I like it when a plan comes together! emoticon emoticon

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