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Not too Late!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Thank you so much, Septemberspirit, for sharing this 'timely' motivation:

"It's never too late to richly live the moment you're in. Don't let regrets about the past destroy the unique opportunity you have right now.

Do you feel frustrated by your lack of progress? Then tap into the energy of that frustration to bring yourself fully to life in this moment that you now have to work with.

Today, you are more experienced and knowledgeable than you've ever been. Today, you can be more motivated than ever before to reach in and connect with your own special goodness.

And today you can put all of what you have into making real and positive progress. Today you can connect in a new and fulfilling way with what matters most.

You've already made an amazing journey to get to this moment. You've brought yourself here for a reason, so let yourself live that reason.

Make life the best it can be right now by doing something truly meaningful with it. Whatever you've come through, wherever you've been, it is never too late to feel the beautiful joy of being alive and making a difference.

-- Ralph Marston"

Have a great weekend!

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BEGONIAC 12/5/2010 8:07PM

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MEXGAL1 12/5/2010 6:11PM

    very nice, thanks for sharing

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CLEOLEFT1 12/5/2010 10:10AM

    good words

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CIVIAV 12/4/2010 1:28PM

    It is only every too late if you say so! Kudos, great blog.

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MARTY19 12/4/2010 1:16PM

    Awesome food for thought.

Marty

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GAIASUZANNE 12/4/2010 1:00PM

    Wonderful!

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NEW-CAZ 12/4/2010 10:22AM

    wonderful blog Elizabeth
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BETHV10 12/4/2010 10:12AM

    Thanks for the blog. You make me feel motivated! emoticon

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FITGRL124 12/4/2010 10:00AM

    emoticon This is my chilly happy dance for coming to your page and reading your blog today!!! I love it!!

Have a Super Saturday!! emoticon

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Busy weekend coming up!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Tomorrow DH has to drive to NH (about 3 hrs away) for something and asked me to go along but I just have too much to do.

I'm going to have the house to myself (a rare occurrence) and will drag out all the gifts I've bought and tucked away the last few months, make lists, see what I'm lacking, wrap everything, and decorate the house a bit- not too much as my DH has always hated an over decorated house (Scrooge!) and now that we're in our smaller condo, he's even more sensitive to it. emoticon

There's several Christmas Bazaars all over town and a poinsettia sale at the university so I'll probably do that after breakfast, hit the gym and then get down to business. I may bake a batch of cookies to put in the freezer and make the house smell good. I make awesome gingersnaps. Hey- maybe we should all post our very best cookie recipe! Blog idea!

I also need to start filling my trunk with greens as my sis and I are doing our annual Christmas basket day on Sunday. I usually make 10 or so for gifts for those hard to buy for folks and they love them. Will post pics afterward.
We have a blast doing it and spend all day. emoticon

Hope you all have a happy, peaceful, productive weekend!

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MYSTERY4EVER 12/4/2010 10:50AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day. I love days when I have the house to myself. It seems as if the house acts like a centering force to let me organize my thoughts. Have a great day.

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MARTY19 12/4/2010 7:08AM

    Sounds like a busy but delightful day. Have a ball!

Marty

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 12/4/2010 6:58AM

    Sounds like a great 'busy' weekend! Enjoy getting into the spirit! I plan on doing some of the same.

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CHALLENGER15 12/4/2010 6:55AM

    Oh, I bet your house will smell delicious, and yes, it would be great if you would post that recipe and the pictures of the baskets. Enjoy your day!


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NEW-CAZ 12/4/2010 3:49AM

    WOW! You're really getting into the Crimbo spirit Elizabeth
Sounds like you're going to be busy- but enjoying it.
And some quality "me time", all alone, no interuptions, totally free to get on with things emoticon emoticon (I know you'll miss him but hey! enjoy the peace while you can emoticon emoticon

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LATVIAN_SANDY 12/4/2010 1:55AM

    What a wonderful intro to the holiday season! I love it! Have a wonderful weekend emoticon

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MIMICOTO 12/4/2010 1:24AM

    Sounds super E! Have an awesome weekend and enjoy that alone time! emoticon

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PERFECT01 12/4/2010 12:21AM

    Sounds like a nice day to yourself. I know what you mean about that being a rare occasion. Enjoy!

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_CYNDY55_ 12/4/2010 12:08AM

    Enjoy Your Awesome ~~~~~Weekend~~~~~ *!*
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Sounds Like A Blast!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/3/2010 11:02PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day tomorrow! I hope your hubby doesn't feel TOO bad you're not going with him, but I'd have to say I'd rather do the other stuff, too! emoticon

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138 sparkpoints!?!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

I'm goooooooooooooooooooood! emoticon

Lucked into a bunch of points today. emoticon

And now I have 141. emoticon

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AMLGARRIDO 12/3/2010 8:02AM

    Congratulations!!! That is awesome!

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MARTY19 12/3/2010 6:58AM

    emoticon Because I have been on the site for over 2 yrs, I never get this amount of points. Good for you!

Hugs,
Marty

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 12/3/2010 4:51AM

    You are emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 12/3/2010 3:35AM

    emoticon Elizabeth hope you slept well emoticon

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HARRINGTON5 12/3/2010 12:14AM

    Good for you! I rarely get that many any more. Good job!

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CHEFKATLEANER 12/2/2010 11:27PM

    holy cow! That's impressive! Very impressive! *lol*

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Happy December!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I must count my blessings and focus on all the wonderful parts of my life.
We welcomed a big beautiful baby boy into our family a few weeks ago and mother and baby William are happy and healthy- big sister Lucy is still not too thrilled with the entire concept. emoticon

We had a quiet but delicious and peaceful Thanksgiving.

My dear husband seems to be feeling better mentally and just has some lingering fatigue and apathy- not ideal by livable (for me, anyway).

The bursitis in my hip, while not gone, has lessened and I get a good night's sleep about twice a week. The pain is much less intense- more of an ache- but still enough to wake me up most nights around 4-5-6 a.m. I'm seeing my doc for a quick visit today about a sore throat (can't ignore those as I work with the elderly) and will ask what else I can do. I think I mentioned that the megadose of ibuprofen I've been taking causes water retention and constipation emoticon
so another month has gone by and my plateau continues.
I am slowly ramping up my workouts as my hip allows.
My waist is still 34", my wt bounces between 168-170 every time I check it.
I had 2 glasses of wine in November-
which continues to amaze and delight me. emoticon
My December goal is to enjoy the joy and wonders of the season
and end up at 168 or less. emoticon
Thank you all so much for reading my blogs, sending me goodies and supporting me on my journey to better health.
Happy December!
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TRAVELGRRL 12/2/2010 7:42PM

    I love my wine too -- I would love to report a 2-glass-month. Maybe sometime soon?!?

Keep up the good work.

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_CYNDY55_ 12/2/2010 1:06AM

    Wishing You A Very Happy December And Happy Holidays
☆ ♥*`*♥ ☆ ♥* ☆ `*♥ ☆ Elizabeth emoticon
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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 12/1/2010 6:20PM

    We for sure are blessed! Wishing you all the best for the month ahead!

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MEXGAL1 12/1/2010 4:57PM

    Yes we sure do have to count our blessings. My wish is for things that need improving do so for you and that you have a wonderful December.
Peanut

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MARTY19 12/1/2010 2:12PM

    Have you had a cortisone shot for your hip? I had one and I couldn't believe the relief I got. absolutely amazing.

Hugs,
Marty

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NEW-CAZ 12/1/2010 2:01PM

    Hi Elizabeth I so hope your hip improves hun- sending positve vibes hun.
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HIPPICHICK1 12/1/2010 1:28PM

    There are a lot of good things to look forward to in December! Glad to hear some things are settling down for you.
Sending healing vibes to your hip!
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    Your fighting through the negatives and finding positives is amazing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The things we do for love

Monday, November 29, 2010

I quit my gym (which I love) to join a new gym with my (special needs) DD, Mimi.
The new gym is much smaller but a few miles closer to our home.
We made an 18 month commitment, which I hope will be enough to get her into the working out habit and lifestyle.
So far she is very much into it, but, boy, she knows less than nothing about exercise. She seems to be eager to lose a little weight, get toned, and be in better shape. I am trying to be a positive cheerleader and coach for her.
I will miss my old gym but the new one has everything I really need, and I KNOW how fast 18 months can fly by and then I'll see what I want to do.
It's my gift to DD, even though she'll never know it.
BTW- the owner/manager made us a VERY good deal, after doubling our free guest passes to 2 weeks while I made sure that Mimi was ready to make the commitment.
Don't ever be afraid to ask for what you want.
G'night, peeps!
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MIMICOTO 12/1/2010 12:23AM

    Such a loving thing to do - in so many ways and for so many reasons. I am excited to hear how this new adventure unfolds for both of you!

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MEXGAL1 11/30/2010 10:39PM

    You are such a great Mom do do such a wonderful thing for your daughter.
Peanut

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MEL_UNRAU 11/30/2010 8:00AM

    You are so very sweet. Best wishes in your new gym. I hope your darling daughter sticks with it and you can cheer her on.

I so struggle with this-- (My little guy is only 3, so...) I want to get out for a walk and get exercise... he wants to get out for a walk and stroll. We have come to a good compromise most of the time (Little man has consented that he will ride in a stroller, providing I go "supa-fast" and we go on an "adventure" walk after-- hunting down interesting leaves, etc... it's been good for both of us!). I hope that you will find a way to get what you need from the gym that will most help your daughter!

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MARTY19 11/30/2010 6:54AM

    I miss my old gym with the pool but right now I don't have the time to join (or find) a new gym. I'll continue with at-home exercise. But I am glad for you. Getting DD innto a healthy lifestyle will save her from the issues we face.

Hugs,
Marty

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 11/30/2010 4:04AM

    What a great MOM you are!! DD is very blessed to have you there for her "Coach"! emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 11/30/2010 3:14AM

    Hey Elizabeth if you don't ask you don't get LOL emoticon deal.

I love that you are so supportive of your daughter and can see the pair of you having a ball working out together.
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LINDA25427 11/29/2010 11:56PM

    Routting for you both .You can do it . emoticon

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DREMARGRL 11/29/2010 10:12PM

    Mothers.....sweet mothers.....great job, Elizabeth! Have fun and get it done. Mimi and you will get more than just a workout from the experience of working out together.
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46SHADOW 11/29/2010 10:07PM

    .I think karma will repay you.

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SHERYLDS 11/29/2010 9:42PM

    What a great mom...way to go!

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BEGONIAC 11/29/2010 9:32PM

    I just gave up my membership...gotta save some money somewhere! emoticon
BUT, I'm finding that I'm doing much better at taking advantage of the equipment I have at home. I rearranged my bedroom and I'm loving it!
I know I could find a gym that I can afford...the Y is the MOST expensive here, but the weather is so beautiful this time of year. Perfect to ride my bike and garden...so I think it's worked out for the best. And I have my Nordic Track and stationary bike. And Wii!!!
It's a fine line we walk trying to motivate daughters without offending. I know I stick my foot in my mouth. But it comes from love. I guess my example is more important than my words. (I need to remember that!)
Hope all is well with your new little guy!
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/29/2010 9:29PM

    Oh, Elizabeth, you are such a wonderful mother. My heart swelled at the thought of what you have done for your precious daughter! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRENTDREAMER 11/29/2010 9:16PM

    When I was considering joining my first gym. I asked for a one month membership as a trial (was willing to pay for it). The clerk was reticent, but the managervery happily gave it to me. I was a member for 4 years.

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Have a great rest of the week!

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CLEOLEFT1 11/29/2010 9:12PM

    I sure feel ya about changing gyms. In my case it is mainly going to the nearby branch cuz it's the one Ron likes rather than the one I like that has much more stuff but it's still about the same thing...he wouldn't go hardly at all if I didn't take him

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