Tuesday, May 04, 2010
So - today I got the "cleaning" bug and decided to declutter my Spark Page by eliminating some of the Teams I've joined. Seems like there are some that I've been unable, or unwilling, to search and keep current with, so as I've added new teams, it was time to downsize on teams.
But, fortunately, before actually pressing the "delete" button, I took a few minutes to study the purposes and goals of the teams I had planned to leave - and also some of the team members' postings. Oh, my gosh! And shame on me! The information that I've needed for several weeks was right there - right in front of my face, and I have been too lazy? too preoccupied? too judgmental? or too whatever to take advantage of it.
I've learned my lesson - stick with the teams and check in once in a while to find out what is going on. There was a good reason in the beginning to join specific groups and they all still seem to be there "waiting for me" to come to the party! Well, I'm here - let the party begin.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Some weeks I have thought that "enduring to the end" might be to make it until Friday. But today is Friday, and rather than let it be the "end" of my vigilence in the nutrition/exercise area, I think I'll continue to endure - and plan to do it well! No slacking off just because the week-end is just around the corner. No excuses for making poor choices. No saying to myself, "just this once won't hurt a thing". Just between me and me, I'm going to reward myself for doing well and sticking with the program this week, by doing even "weller" this week-end.
Monday, April 26, 2010
I've just spent some time cruising through some SparkPages and am pondering a common thread that seems to run through most of our pages: "I need/want to take time for me". Why do you think it is that we feel a need to make that declaration? Do we feel selfish when we claim "me" time? Do we somehow feel that we don't "deserve" to take time, energy, and other personal resources to take better care of ourselves?
It reminds me of a cartoon I saw recently: The patient is in the Doctor's office, following what I assume to be a routine exam, when the Dr. exclaims: "What fits into your busy schedule better, exercising for one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?"
And so, since I am one of those people who is trying to carve "me" time out of each and every day, I'm asking myself that same question. One hour a day for me now, or 24 hours a day - every day forever? And that goes along with another couple of questions I often ask myself: "If not now, when? If not me, who?"
Taking care of me - sounds like a pretty good priority!!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Knowing that I have a difficult time separating myself from my "belongings" to the point that it sometimes becomes ridiculous and embarrasing - I think I've had an "ah-ha" moment today, while having lots of time to think about things during a bout of Stomach Flu. Here's my big idea: I'm not so sure it is the actual "things" that I'm attached to, or some more subtle reminder of a past experience that makes me want to hang on to things. So here's what I'm going to try:
I like to write. Probably one of the most rewarding times of my life was when I was working on my Thesis for my masters degree! I loved the research, the learning of new things, the idea of crafting worthwhile out of my penchant for writing. So, I'm going to set aside some "things" - which might be clothes, furniture, magazines, photos, whatever it is that has turned into chaos in my home - write about what it means to me and then discard - either to a charity where it might find a new, happy home - or to the recycle bin.
Monday, April 05, 2010
I'd like some help from Sparkers who weigh weekly - does it help or hinder your progress? And what about daily weighers? Do you feel daily weighing is a help or a hinderance? I'm toying with the idea of NOT weighing every day - any suggestions? ~Lilybelle
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