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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wow, things are definitely getting busy. I showed a house today and wrote an offer. I have a closing on the 3rd of June. I am showing two new buyers' properties on Saturday and Sunday. Believe me, in this market, I am not complaining.

I am proud of myself. I have talked to my mom everyday without losing my temper. Even when she called 10 times during dinner last night in hysterics. My husband is still having problems with his wrists and he went to our reg. doc for blood work. She said it could be gout or rheumatoid arthritis. We will know tomorrow. But, my mother had to do the drama thing. I didn't get mad at her; I just talked to her.

I am proud also because I forced myself to get in my workouts each day. I even worked out before going to the barn yesterday. Today, I did a new Leslie workout. I did Punch Up Your Walk. Yeow. I didn't think I was going to make it through that one. I was so ready to give up after the 2.5 mile mark, but I did the whole 4 miles. I am really sore. I knew I would have to do it this morning because I didn't think I would have time this afternoon. I pre-wrote the offer last night so it didn't take that long with my buyer. We had already discussed all the details.

Now, the waiting begins... Oh, my eating has been very good too :)

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JUSTME29 5/20/2011 8:54AM

    Good for you! Added stress always makes it harder to stay on track, and it sounds like you're winning this round. Way to go!

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/19/2011 11:42PM

    This was so overdue! WooHoo! You put such a great smile on my face . . . hope you have one too! ((hug, hug)) Just seeing your beautiful horse when I come to your SparkPage, makes me smile . . . such an awesome creature!

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KNITTABLES 5/19/2011 1:48AM

    Wow what a great day you had, I hope tomorrow is great for you too. I am so proud that you are calm with your mother. I hope your hubby's wrist gets better. Hugs.

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    Sounds like an awesome day! Huge congrats from me too on dealing with your mom!

I hope DH is feeling better soon, my dad has rheumatoid arthritis and he is in constant pain.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/18/2011 6:36PM

    Nina, I'm so proud of you for the way you are handling your mother and the added stress of becoming busier as the economy improves. Yea! I'm glad you are busy. Great job on keeping your commitment to yourself and finding a way. I haven't seen the new workout from Leslie here yet, but I have several new ones to try. I have quite the library of Leslie dvds.

Congrats also on getting the proposal prewritten so the meeting with your client went smoothly.

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TXGRANDMA 5/18/2011 5:56PM

    Yaaayyyyy! YOu deserve a medal for staying so calm with your mother! I know that she loves to try to punch your buttons!
HUGE emoticon on all the sales and offers! Whoever said you wouldn't be successful at this business was dead wrong! emoticon
Thanks for sharing some excellent news with us! emoticon

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DARINGR8LY 5/18/2011 5:54PM

    So proud of you Nina. You are doing awesome all the way around. emoticon

Where did you get the new Leslie workout?

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SOSMEGOD 5/18/2011 5:50PM

    Good for you keeping a positive outlook and still doing your workouts and challenging yourself. Keep up the great work and good luck with your journey.

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/18/2011 5:44PM

    I am so excited for all the great stuff that is happening in your life! HUGE congrats on dealing with mom! I hope DH is feeling better soon -

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You are All Correct

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I know exactly how to relieve my stress...JC. We went out Sunday and I had a fantastic day with him. I am going back out this afternoon. It is like when I am grooming him or riding him everything else disappears. He has been my special boy since the first time I saw him after he was born. Maybe we are not showing anymore, but he is the world to me and that is my place to have my own peace.

I am working really hard to get to see him at least twice a week. I think that is what really got to me on Sunday was that we had had such a beautiful day. It was my time with him and I didn't have a care in the world and the phone calls started coming. I have decided that my appointments with him will be just that appointments and, if a buyer calls, that will just be a time I am not available. He is my sanity and my peace and my whole reason for losing all my weight in the first place.

I have made my peace with my mother. I do talk to her again. My son is staying with her tonight which made her very happy.

I am going to take this afternoon and enjoy the time with my inner special boy

ok, not his best picture lol

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KIN59VARA 5/18/2011 5:45AM

    What a beautiful horse, I am sure that spending time with him does the two of you good! Enjoy

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MARTHAWILL 5/17/2011 8:35PM

    Great stuff!
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WELLNESSME09 5/17/2011 6:49PM

    I envy you, good for you...enjoy him!!! emoticon

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GLC2009 5/17/2011 6:34PM

    That's what my horse, bill, does for me, too. i see him everyday as he is here at home and last week i spent at least 12 hrs riding. it was simply heaven.

enjoy your spring and summer with that pretty boy. emoticon

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CANDOK1260 5/17/2011 4:36PM

    good for you

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LOPEYP 5/17/2011 3:45PM

    Great that you had time with JC. You look like you enjoyed it!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/17/2011 2:47PM

    I'm glad you are getting stress relief. Yes, it is a priority and should be handled like any other appointment. I'm glad you aren't letting the needs of others come before your needs. Have a great day!

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ROOT4HOME 5/17/2011 2:29PM

    JC is a blessing and a great looking horse! I don't think he can take a bad photo! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 5/17/2011 1:06PM

    emoticonSo happy that you had a great time with JC and I am sure he enjoys being with you. Great picture of the two of you. A great way to relive stress for sure. Happy riding and I wish you more rides with him. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/17/2011 1:01PM

    Horses are so intuitive and respond in ways that other animals don't. I am so happy that you have been finding comfort with him!

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/17/2011 12:37PM

    You managed to find that inner child in you demanding to come out. Yippee! You may never know how much joy you brought my way today. Thanks, dear!

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KEFIORINI 5/17/2011 12:24PM

  This blog made me smile. I could feel your calm. There really isn't anything like a horse to ease your stress. They feel your emotions and are so attached to their owners. Great luck in your success.

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Things Have to Improve

Monday, May 16, 2011

Yesterday started out great. We went to the barn and had a wonderful afternoon. Then we went to lunch and downhill from there. My daughter texted me that my mother kept calling. Then there was a call from my sister. Then I got a call from my aunt. I knew this was not good. I called my cousin to feel out my aunt to see what was going on. Apparently, Karen, the older sister who I do not speak to, called my aunt to tell her she wanted to put my mother in assisted living. My mother probably bit her head off at some point because she didn't have mine to bite off. Next thing I know it is phone calls all night which accomplished nothing.

Now, I got a text from my daughter that she has had throbbing on either side of her head and it is getting so bad she can't stand it anymore. According to her, it has been going on for a while, but she thought it would go away. She also said that there is a lump on her head. I called her doctor who said to take her to Urgent care. Lucky for us, there is a children's urgent care right by her school. My husband was on his way to pick her up after driver's ed, and got to the Urgent Care as soon as they opened. Of course, he did not have our insurance card. So, I faxed it to them.

I blew my 1,000 day exercise streak today. I made it for 6 weeks, but I just have no energy today with everything going on. We even had to miss that dinner for the top producers we were supposed to go to this evening, but I wasn't going to wait another day to find out what is wrong with Sarah.

I honestly believe I am starting to lose my mind. I haven't been able to get any work done. Those buyers that didn't show up on Saturday really didn't give us a reason that made sense. Right now, I am tired and stressed and haven't accomplished a thing today. I even had my son come home early because I didn't want to sit here by myself thinking of all that is going on. That was before I knew about Sarah. One more thing to add to the pile.

Update--They could find nothing wrong with Sarah. My mother thought it could be related to her allergies. I gave her an allergy pill and it no longer hurts. I also think it is related to when she is bored. She says that's when it starts. Thank goodness she is fine emoticon

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ELISADEL 5/17/2011 2:23PM

    Regarding your daughter's potential allergies... I've had pretty good luck with using products like neti pots (stuff designed to rinse out your sinuses with salt water). If you think your daughter's allergies may be related to her sinuses, it may be worth considering giving it a shot.

Also, if her headaches are related to boredom, maybe consider getting her some type of meditation program to try? One of the first things that jumps to mind to me for how boredom could lead to headaches is the fact that boredom can be stressful in its own way (it sure is to me!). Meditation can be a good way to learn to deal with sitting still and being in a moment where you're not *doing* something without tipping over the line into being bored and restless and agitated.

I just wanted to throw out some suggestions that I've found helpful in my own life since I've experienced problems with these things. If you don't think they fit your situation, just ignore them :)

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LOPEYP 5/17/2011 7:02AM

    Glad that everything worked out with your DD. I'm sure that all the craziness didn't help either. YOU-need to take care of yourself. Instead of sitting and thinking, get up and move!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/17/2011 12:20AM

    I am glad Sarah is doing better!


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EJOY-EVELYN 5/16/2011 11:52PM

    If you can, try to give your worries and concerns to God. God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger. (Joel 2:13) May you find comfort and strength by God's great capacity for love and compassion to help relieve you of some of the stresses you have. Maybe your eating well and fitness can become more of a stress reliever, as well. Sure hope your life can begin to see many more blessings than chaos. I'm thankful for the doctor's good news report for your daughter, yet am cautiously optimistic by what may have caused the pain in the first place. I pray that it doesn't return. Can you try to concentrate on some of the great blessings in your life? Can you list five things you are thankful for today? Hug your dear pets and get the help you know you can get from your family during this time of so much talk about various transitions in life. You cannot be expected to be the superwoman so many women try to be. Where do you re-energize? Find that spot and concentrate a portion of your day just to re-energize and gain clarify. I honestly don't know what will help you the most, but sure hope you'll find true enjoyment and peace along the way you feel is best.

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GRACIEC 5/16/2011 9:05PM

    Find something to do that will help you relax and relieve some of the stress that you're experiencing! Take some time for yourself!
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DARINGR8LY 5/16/2011 8:13PM

    You need to relax a bit. Don't worry it will all come together--life. I will be thinking of Sarah and hoping everything is okay.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/16/2011 7:50PM

    Start a new streak, or just do a 10 minute video from sparks. It can really keep you going. At least they do me.

Glad you had a great time at the barn with JC. Hope things settle down a bit more at home. Hope your daughter's problem is nothing serious.

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DEBSZOO74 5/16/2011 7:32PM

    I'm sorry! I know what it feels like to be tired and stressed. I hope things get better for you soon!

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/16/2011 6:44PM

    You poor thing - I'd be stressed to! And the thing about streaks is that you can just start them over. Family issues are far more important. Good luck - hope all is well with her!

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MARTHAWILL 5/16/2011 6:43PM

    Your title says it all. Things have to improve. It will. Sorry you are going through all this stress. Hope thing work out for you very soon. Hang in there.

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TXGRANDMA 5/16/2011 6:42PM

    I am so sorry! Sure hope that everything is OK with Sarah. Please keep us posted! We are here for you!
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Bad Day :[

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Today was not a good day. Well, my weigh in was good. Lost a pound. It was downhill from there. My buyers never showed up to see the houses we had scheduled. That is not like them. I've called, texted and left messages with no response. So, I am a bit concerned. Then, the weather was absolutely awful.. cold, rainy and damp. My husband and I went and saw the houses ourselves because we knew two of them they were really interested in. One of the properties we could only get into one side (it is a side by side townhouse) because an agent who held it open this morning locked the bottom lock of the other side. Great!

Then we came home and decided to watch the season 2 finale of Dexter. I set up my computer with my tv and all we got was pixeled picture. I called netflix and they said that my speed on my modem was fluctuating. I called at&t, who at first said there was nothing wrong, then ran line tests and said there is something wrong with my line and would send a tech out on Monday. Here we go again. I asked if this time they could actually call someone in advance instead of waiting until I call because the guy is an hour late and then send someone. By the way, that one was my fault. I put a cable in a place that I wasn't supposed to put a cable.

After 1.5 hours of jacking around with the tv etc, Brian decides to start making dinner. I know it is a long process with him. So, I decide to workout. Today was supposed to be a rest day, but I had to try the new handweights I got of Leslie's. I did 3 miles with the hand weights and I can feel it. I'm sorry. What she says about exercise changing your bad mood is not true. I am still in a bad mood. I don't know what happened to my buyers. I can't get hold of anyone.

Tomorrow I am supposed to go to the barn. I'm just hoping it is not as crappy tomorrow as it is today with the rain and winds blowing. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/15/2011 9:52AM

    Today will be better!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/14/2011 11:37PM

    Sorry about the tough day... congrats on getting a workout in. Hope tomorrow is a better day.

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TXGRANDMA 5/14/2011 11:26PM

    Sorry you had such a bad day! I KNOW tomorrow will be better, my friend!
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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/14/2011 11:16PM

    Sorry about your day, tomorrow will be better!

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DARINGR8LY 5/14/2011 10:20PM

    I agree with the other posts. Focus on the good things today. Really your mood didn't improve with Leslie? Give it some more time. The day isn't over.

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LILE4ME4EVER 5/14/2011 10:15PM

  It will get better. Take it one day at a time. ;)

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BAILEYS7OF9 5/14/2011 8:55PM

    yes a cold crappy day in SE WI! Hoping tomorrow is better!!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/14/2011 8:50PM

    Glad you were able to salvage a few super-great moments: Love the weight loss (for me, I see it as four sticks of lard or butter off the body) and the fact you were able to work in an unexpected work out. That's one step closer to New York City! The rest hopefully will result in the reward of a great sale on a nice-weather day. What can I say . . . it's the eternal optimist again. Blessings will come!

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MJREIMERS 5/14/2011 8:49PM

    Any day at the barn will lift your spirits. I know when I spend time with my mare, everything else disappears and I become calmer and more relaxed. Take some time for you and your horse to help lift your spirits. Remember everyday is a new day!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

I didn't want to do it, but I did. I had a nice quiet day. Caught up on all the shows that I had dvr'd, stayed off the computer for the first time in I don't know how long and my phone didn't ring :) That was a first. I didn't even go to the barn just took the quiet time for myself. happened. I couldn't help it. I had to exercise emoticon. I am in the challenge to do at least 10 minutes every day for 1,000 days. Oh, but I didn't want to. I figured out how to plug my laptop into my tv so I could watch netflix :) But, the exercise. Well, if I can watch netflix, I can put Leslie's Walk Club on my tv too. That was the answer. I did Leslie's thigh workout, well, that was 11 minutes. Hmmm. ... I said 10 minutes. Well, I then did Leslie's ab workout. Ok. 24 minutes not bad. But, now my heart rate is up.. emoticon

One 3 mile walk won't kill me. So, I turned on Walk it Out in the other room and Leslie's 3 mile walk with the Stretchy band in the other. I finished that 3 miles, but I love doing Leslie's walk in central park only another 14 minutes. I finished my 10 minute workout 95 minutes later. I burned over 550 calories, got almost 10,000 steps and found my beautiful emoticon.

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SNOWFILLY 5/14/2011 9:05PM

    YOU ROCK!!!!

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DARINGR8LY 5/14/2011 10:11AM

    Leslie just makes everything better. I so wish I could meet her in real life.

Exercise is so naturally good. You did awesome. Glad you caught your rainbow.

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SARALEIGHM 5/14/2011 8:08AM

    Good for you! I should have done that, but I didn't.

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SNOBENSON1 5/14/2011 6:54AM

    Good job!

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/13/2011 10:53PM

    Funny how those "ten minutes" add up, eh?

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 5/13/2011 10:02PM

    Great Job...Cuddos to you...don't stop, do it again tomorrow!
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CERIUSLY 5/13/2011 9:48PM

    emoticon and I just read an e mail where yuore telling me you're doing another 25 for the team!
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KNITTABLES 5/13/2011 7:32PM

    What a great day, glad you got to relax some and get in a killer workout. emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/13/2011 7:00PM

    WooHoo! Isn't funny how once we get started it's harder to quit. Great job on keeping your streak going.

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1THING 5/13/2011 6:52PM

    keep it up!

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