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Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm trying to figure out how to find the time.

Time to run.
Time to play.
Time to eat.
Time to Zumba.
Time to step.
Time to sleep.
Time to work.
Time to strength train.
Time to self-care.
Time to love.
Time to ...

My life feels packed and I have friends who ask ... "Don't you just want to relax?"

Time you are fleeting. I'm always chasing you; yet, I don't want you to stand still.

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TRENTDREAMER 3/20/2011 5:44PM

    Definitely a struggle.

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ABB698 3/20/2011 12:11AM

    I'm with ya on this one for sure! But make sure eating right and exercising are included in your me time, we can relax when we get old if we stay healthy now...LOL
Have a fab weekend! emoticon

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TINAT247 3/19/2011 9:48AM

    loved the pic! time is irrelevant, it will pass despite our best efforts. you're in control choose the most important things and don't let time be your dictator.


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TEDDYBABE 3/18/2011 10:18PM

    So true, and then I read the other day, we all have the same 24 hours in the day. So it then becomes priorities. When the busy corporate wife asked her busy corporate husband to run with him, his answer was, I don't have time. She decided he didn't have his priorities set for health.

Good blog! Have a great weekend friend. Have a song for you to add to your playlist. Want to send it to you. Will email it.


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HEALTHYME47 3/18/2011 7:47PM

    Time is the most precious thing we have!

And yet, each of us is given the same amount per day (24 hours).

It's so hard to fit everything in, I feel ya.

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KINSBAILE 3/18/2011 2:39PM

    Yes, we are a slave to time. Aren't we? We gotta get to the bank on time, to work on time....

When do we have time to relax? I rarely relax very easily.

My bf helps me though.

You are a sweetheart for commenting on my blog with encouraging thoughts! I am very nervous but think I will do JUST FINE!


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Mid-Month Check-In

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I'm thinking about giving my scale a break. Letting it collect some dust. Letting it feel neglected. Just for a bit so I my brain and heart can mend.

What I won't do is give my workouts a break. That scale might not budge in the right direction but I know I'm stronger. I can do things today that made my body shake and my lungs burn earlier.

So far this month, I have:

Attended 9 out of 9 Zumba classes. My face might be serious in class but my heart giggles with glee. The sweet runs off of me. I must be doing something right.

Attended 3 out of 3 Step classes. I can step with the best of them. I move with ease and my lungs no longer burn. My intensity has increased and my steps are even higher.

I can knock out 60 sit-ups a day without my legs shaking and my abs hurting when I sneeze. So far this month, I have completed 780 sit-ups.

My arms are stronger. My back more toned. I can knock out 60 push-ups a day while balancing on a ball. So far this month, I have completed 600 push-ups.

While I used to be lost trying to do strength training, I now embrace the journey by using the SP bootcamps. I enjoy the burn in the wee hours of the morning while the quiet still lingers outside. So far this month, I have completed 10 mornings of bootcamp.

I choose my two feet to move me through out my day and I've logged 15.9 miles.

So, no matter what that scale says. No matter how I feel. What I know is ... I am stronger. I am fitter. I am healthier.

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TINAT247 3/19/2011 9:50AM

    see, you know yourself better than that damn scale! kick it to the corner for a much deserved time out! breathe, keep working toward your goals,, and enjoy the journey!
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KINSBAILE 3/17/2011 2:52PM

    Way to go! Just tell the scale to take a time out! It LIES anyway.

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MIQUEY73 3/17/2011 12:56PM

    emoticon What a great way of looking at it! You're doing awesome! Keep it up!

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HEALTHYME47 3/17/2011 10:09AM

    You are rocking those workouts! You ARE losing fat and gaining muscle and the scale is not all-knowing about these things. I think it sounds like a great idea to take a break from the scale. Also remember that 80% of your results come from nutrition (according to my trainer anyhow). You ARE being successful so just remember that.

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SWAN47 3/17/2011 12:48AM

    emoticon You have a great sense of humor and attitude. Hang in there because that dusty scale will tip downwards. You are also stronger mentally...I can tell by your blog! emoticon

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Tossing Darts into the Dark

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Doc:

I took a break.

The new supplements sure weren't doing anything so I stopped taking them. Maybe it was too soon to tell but I just couldn't do it anymore. I felt like my spirit was slowly dieing with all the hard work and money put into this and showing nothing. Mentally I needed a break ...

I have not given up hope, just needed a break.

I have been saving money to order the test for retesting. I should have that completed by months end. Maybe that will show us something?

I continue to count my calories and drink water everyday.
I continue to workout six days a week ... cardio & strength training.

No inches lost.
No weight lost.

I am still on a break.

Thanks, KT

The roller coaster ride I've been on for what seems like a lifetime has taken a turn and entered the house of horrors. My whole process feels like we are tossing darts into the dark. Does anyone have a flashlight I can borrow?

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TRENTDREAMER 3/16/2011 9:19PM


Sorry to hear emoticon emoticon

I hope that this doctor is able to find whatever it is.

Thank you for your friendship and support this past year.

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MAGIC10FINGERS 3/16/2011 12:41PM

    Are U talking about possible Lyme's Disease? IF SOm I know of some1 U can talk to! He was a client of mine that was having issues & when I'd massage him, he would get fevers. Found out HE had Lyme's Disease! It's amazing what he did for it & is NOW helping others that have been diagnosed with it. Let me know if U need more info!

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WILD22 3/16/2011 10:20AM

    I saw the last post by KITHKINCAID on your page. I am also being tested for Lyme disease. They have also found a link to pain from it. No results yet though. BTW, we live backing onto a forest. I have had many ticks picked off me and so have the rest of the family. Gross huh?? emoticon

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TEDDYBABE 3/14/2011 5:54PM

    Just don't give up. Keep searching. Nobody knows you as well as you do. I have lots of flashlights. Will hold one for you as long as it takes!! Hugs!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 3/14/2011 5:24PM

    Yup, it is crazy.
As far as changing ... This is my third Doc. He specializes in all this fancy crap and I'm not sure how to find someone else. He was the Doc that all the others pointed too. I'm just praying the second round of testing shows something or that my body just gives in and gives up holding on.

At this point, it's a mental drain - I'm exhausted.

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KITHKINCAID 3/14/2011 3:49PM

    This is crazy. Any thoughts about changing Docs?

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

The quiet voice in my head this morning whispered ... Be Kind. Have Courage. Move. Blink. Breath. Do Something ... but don't drowned in despair. In the blink of an eye I moved. I breathed.

Rewards come in many forms. Look and Embrace the rewards you get. Don't morn, weep, or become bitter for the rewards you thought you should get today.

Find your courage and if not now, tomorrow.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 3/13/2011 10:02AM

    I love that. Someone sent this to me yesterday, and I've decided to send it to my friends. If you have time, watch it. It talks about courage and vulnerability.


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TRENTDREAMER 3/13/2011 8:19AM

    "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' ~ Mary Anne Radmache"

* I like that one a lot.

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ERIKO1908 3/12/2011 11:13AM

    beautiful! thank you so much for sharing! it really is quite often about what we will try to do tomorrow!! we will only defeat ourselves if we only look at what we didn't get, or didn't do today. we should always be thankful that we have the opportunity tomorrow to take another shot at it all...to do better at the stuff we did not so well & repeat all the wonderfuls! happy sparking!

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HEALTHYME47 3/12/2011 9:02AM

    Wow, this is really profound. You are so right that this journey takes a lot of courage. All we can do sometimes is try, try again.

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BEXTRESS27 3/11/2011 3:50PM

    Thank you! I needed to hear this. Sometimes I think we get influenced by our society and all of the instant gratification that technology brings. We feel like we should be perfect *right now* and we should see results *right now* but it takes courage to realize that some of the best things don't come to us immediately. Sometimes perseverance is the best, or only, route. It takes courage to keep going when we don't see instant results.


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RUTHAHONA 3/11/2011 3:18PM

    I loved your quote, "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." ~ Mary Anne Radmacher" Thanks for sharing that. I WILL try again, right now.

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BRANDI.FEY 3/11/2011 3:12PM

    Excellent advice. Have a great day!

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Feed the hunger not the emotion

Thursday, March 10, 2011

If you eat your emotion, you'll never feel it.

Emotions can be uncomfortable .. . Sadness. Anger. Loneliness. Desperate. Numb. Sickness. Guilt. Shame.

Emotions can be comforting ... Happiness. Joy. Euphoria. Relief. Love.

Emotions can be indifferent ... Numbness.

Emotion - if we always feed it we'll never know what real hunger is.
Feed the hunger not the emotion.

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ABB698 3/10/2011 11:32PM

    You are always right on with these! emoticon

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IMREITE 3/10/2011 7:49PM

    i was upset about something and i thought about eating some chcolate cookies in my desk. then i realized that i was looking for comfort. i was absolutly not hungry. i drealt with the issue in another way.

those cookies are still in my drawer. I am getting better about not eating emotions.

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HEALTHYME47 3/10/2011 7:42PM

    Well said and just what I needed to read today!

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TYME2BME 3/10/2011 7:23PM

    Good advice. emoticon for posting it.

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HIPPIECHIC68 3/10/2011 6:51PM

    Thanks for posting. I'm working on not feeding my emotions but feeling it instead right now. emoticon

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