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Plateau No More

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I am going to visit my family in July for a week. I always find it difficult because I have to fly and the seats are so small and my stomach is so big... Need I say more. I got a good start with Spark but have been on a plateau since January. I have been eating chips and cookies but I always did that. it is just I must not be weighing them correctly or forgetting to put calories in.
I tried Curves but have come to believe I would be better off walking. I also want to have other things to do. the circuit training gets boring. Also I would have gone daily if there was something else to do.
I need to eat eight fruit and vegetable servings. Instead of chips I need to make a salad.
instead of cookies I need to eat a yogurt with fruit.
More and better exercises and better food choices.
I know what to do to change. I want to fit in that seat!
I want to entice myself into exercising more. I want to have the pants that are loose...
FALL OFF so I can fit in the size 16 pants sitting in my closit waiting for the chance to make me feel great.

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SHERI1969 5/3/2009 2:46AM

    You have the right idea now. For sweets, I have been using yogurt, yogurt frozen bars, juice bars, fresh fruit etc. For salt, I eat baby carrots and other fresh veggies with a little bit of salad dressing. You have the right idea. NEVER bring junk foods into your home, because there is more chance of you eating them than the foods that will actually make you feel better and not want the junk food!

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TEACHEROF4TH 5/2/2009 11:51AM

    Hi Maria! You are successful because you are constantly rethinking your strategies and planning new ways to keep yourself motivated. I did not hear any of the "Q" word (quit...hehe!) in your blog. In this journey that we all share, one of the keys is to intuitively know when our bodies need a change, whether the change is in our attitudes, our eating, or our exercise plans. You are doing that! Keep up the great work. I hope you get your wish with your loose clothing, and I hope your family is astonished at your weight loss when they see you this summer. Keep it going! You can do this!

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VEGEFARMER 4/30/2009 12:40AM

    Hi Maria, when I was reading your blog I had a little laugh to myself.
When my youngest son was very little, he would say I want. I want
and i would say I want I want gets nothing, now he is older & if I say I want something he will say I want I want gets nothing. And it's true. its not I want, it is I will or I need to.
However after all that waffle, you are doing good, keep gpoing & make it....... I will.!

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    HI MARIA.Plug away and it'll come back....The main thing is POSITIVE THINKING. It helps tremendously. I'm convinced that we can put to much pressure on ourselves........Start on one thing, then add another. I find its easier for me that way. SMILE, we love ya !!! emoticon

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doing it

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I have been doing my morning pages and while I was sick with the flu even got ahead of the group because all I could do otherwise was sit and cough. I am very grateful for the project and am already finding I am using the time I would normally watch TV to write and think and read.
My artist's date was going garage sailing and I found a pop up shade thingy that I had been wanting but could not afford. Have been spending more time writing my morning pages outside . but I have to remember to put on the mosquito spray!!!
I am spending less time doing nothing and more time doing things that need to be done.

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YUNKERCM 4/27/2009 4:03PM

    Maria, You rock! I love that the "wasting of time" is slipping away. Now if only I could let that block go!!!!!! I retreat to the safety of games (on and off the computer) when I feel bored or stuck--then I berate myself for "wasting time". Rock on! Carol


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VEGEFARMER 4/27/2009 1:11AM

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, summer is almost there I can tell as winter is fast approaching me.
Enjoy the sun.
hugs, PS Pic of you looks great, you have lost weight and it is showing.

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SHERI1969 4/26/2009 9:50PM

    It is nice to be busy, especially if it is an art or craft. I'm glad you are finding joy and peace in what you are doing.

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On to the next project

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I have started doing a class with Julia Cameron's book called the Artist's Way. I will be spending time writing morning pages and doing the work on the various chapters in the book.
It allows me less time to spend on this site. But I am doing it on the site. It seems as if I am eating( Like when I was a child) I those mexican wedding cookies ( shaped like a ball with tons of powdered sugar) I put it in my mouth whole. I could not chew it and I could not breath until my saliva melted all the powdered sugar. Then I hope I can get it down before I choke on it. It is like the Grand Canyon, when you see it it is too large to grasp.
So I am off on a quest tilting at windmills. I wonder who I will be in 13 more weeks.
I'll keep in touch on my progress. LOL
Karen asked what the book is about. It is exercises to increase the creativity of the participant. You may take the "class" alone or in groups, in person or on line.
The two big mandatory things are morning pages. Three pages of whatever comes into your mind written long hand and every morning. And the Artist Date. Taking the time to do something for yourself, by yourself. My first two dates were going to a bookstore and purchasing poetry. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The second was looking through second hand stores for a desk to replace the folding table I am using now. Have not as yet found the desk.
Here with a loaf of bread beneath the bough,
A flask of wine, a book of verse___ and thou
Beside me singing in the wilderness---
And wilderness is paradise enow.
Omar Khayyam
Check out the Artist's Way team.....

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-H0LY-Y0GA- 4/8/2009 10:40AM

    Sounds like a wonderful project!
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VEGEFARMER 4/8/2009 12:42AM

    Good on you doing this new project. It sounds very involved. I sure hope you get lots out of it and I will be checking in to see how everything is going.

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SHERI1969 4/7/2009 10:24PM

    Good for you on all your quests! I'm an artist myself and maybe I will check out the team you have put here. Do keep in touch with us just so we don't worry and do let us know what the view is like in vivid detail! God bless and be safe!

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KARIN:) 4/7/2009 3:52PM

    What is the book about?

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Today I am feeling grateful

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Today I am going off to get a couple of second hand books.
I want the Artist's way by Julia Cameron and The Rubiat of Omar Khayyam.
going to travel the Yes NO Maybe road.
I need to write, I need to draw, I need to sit, I need to walk.
I need to be kind to myself and love me as He did so I can love my neighbors that way.
Even if they get paint on my car!
Happiness, Honesty, Openmindedness, Love

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    HI MARIA ! Your right, it is really important to "SPOIL" yourself some. I wish you luck on your shopping hon. "BLESS YOU"......

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-H0LY-Y0GA- 3/23/2009 10:15AM

    Ah, kindness to ourselves.... Such an easy one to forget! Thanks for the cute picture and important reminder.

Blessings, Liz

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SHERI1969 3/22/2009 8:58PM

    Your cat us cute lol. And I draw as well as paint. It is good to keep your hands and your mind busy...they get into far less trouble that way!

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TEACHEROF4TH 3/22/2009 5:29PM

    I like your book choices Maria! Where is your favorite used bookstore in Roseville? Is it the Almost Perfect Bookstore on Douglas? Enjoy your day... you are blessed!

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VEGEFARMER 3/22/2009 2:59PM

    Thats a very long list of needs Maria.
love the pic on todays blog, so cute.
Be good to you today and good luck with your shopping.

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Happy Birthday to Me

Sunday, March 08, 2009

I wish I could have turned the picture.

Any way it is my Bio Birthday today and i really will have a great day. I will spend the morning with my Lord and Savior and Lunch with hubby. I have bought my own birthday presents.
I got a water dish for the kitties that is like a fountain. They love water so much and we just cannot keep letting the water run in the bathroom sink. I replaced my lemon dishwasher.
I got to spend time with my best friend. Life is pretty good.

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BLUES2ELMO 3/21/2009 1:02PM

    Happy belated birthday! You have the same birthday as my spouse and brother--wow go figure. I hope you enjoyed your day! The cat is adorable. Blues

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MISS_VIV 3/20/2009 8:29PM

Big Hugs

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    HI MARIA. HAPPY BE-LATED B-DAY ! I can see that you had a fun day. GOD BLESS YOU..... emoticon

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ROZEEROZ1 3/11/2009 12:24AM

    Happy belated birthday. You weren't alone I see. Jesus was with you - Praise Jesus for that. I like the water fountain for the kitties. That is neat.
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KARIN:) 3/10/2009 3:45PM

    Happy Belated Birthday.
I am glad you had a good day.


Karin :)

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SHERI1969 3/9/2009 8:51PM

    Happy birthday and congrats on the new gifts! Your kitty in the sink is cute!

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COACHMEG 3/9/2009 11:04AM

    Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a fantastic day!
Love and light
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TEACHEROF4TH 3/9/2009 8:39AM

    Happy belated birthday Maria! Sounds like you had an awesome day, and that is just what you deserve! I pray that your year ahead will be your best one yet.

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PRANDERS 3/8/2009 12:13PM

    Happy Birthday!!!!
I'm so glad you enjoyed your day!!!
Your SP friend,
Pam A
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    What is a bio birthday?

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VEGEFARMER 3/8/2009 1:49AM

    Happy birthday to you.Happy birthday to you.Happy birthday dear IAJOEB happy birthday to you. HIP Hip Hooray.
I am glad that you got to do what you wanted for your special day.
Thinking of you.
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