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Just took a walk

Friday, April 16, 2010

Had some orders to drop off at two different offices. Frequently, I would send my staff out for this purpose. Not today! I did it myself and enjoyed a good stretch of my legs while completely these little errands! It is good to get out in the fresh air too. I'm not up to 10,000 steps yet today, but I am a heck of a lot closer than I was 15 mins ago. Woo hoo!

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JOKNOWS 4/17/2010 5:13AM

    Great attitude -- reminds me of something my mom used to say when we would take a road trip and we kids were bugging her about are we there yet. She would just say, "No, we're not there yet, but we're closer than we have been." Keep up the good work. emoticon

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KIYOSHI04 4/16/2010 10:39PM

    great job, you! every step adds up to big results.

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KOBER9999 4/16/2010 7:12PM

    Gotta love those life-style changes!
Keep up the great job!

One step at a time!
I crack me up!

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/16/2010 7:02PM

    Way to go - that's great!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/16/2010 6:39PM

    That is awesome! emoticon emoticon I think it feels so good to walk somewhere!

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MEL_UNRAU 4/16/2010 6:39PM

    YEA!!!! that's totally how this gets DONE!!!!

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Friday, April 16, 2010


Been a busy week but have had lots of opportunities to shine. I am very good at playing the mentor role at work --- and I am doing it all very well right now.

I have one more super busy week after this one, and then vacay for a week.

I am keeping myself on track with walking at least 5k steps a day. Once the pollen counts reduces in the next couple of days, I'll re-up my ante to 10k, and try to make up for my "lost" steps this week.

I am handling going to be a smidge earlier and getting up a smidgen earlier better - at least I could do it last night.

The house looks FAR from perfect, but good enough for a couple of delivery guys to drop the new tv and stand and pickup the old stuff. Tonight I can make a few more adjustments before the FIOS guy comes Sat morning, and it will be good enough.

I did let my husband do the lion's share of the stuff this week in terms of prepping for the FIOS guy. I really had to work to let that "all" go but once I did, it made it better for both of us. I had to recognize that I could not be in both places at once. I'm being up front that that yesterday and today and Thurs-Fri next week are days where I will potentially get home late. I was glad I had a lean cuisine in the freezer last night. It took the guesswork out of what I was going to have. :)

Looking forward to another great day! I'm drinking all of my water, not eating in the car, and walking at least 5k.

Woo hoo for Friday!!!

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 4/16/2010 1:21PM

    That's awesome!! Keep it up!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/16/2010 10:10AM

    Enjoy your weekend! emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 4/16/2010 9:40AM

Great job!!!!

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DONNAEDA 4/16/2010 8:59AM

    you go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SLPUCKETT 4/16/2010 7:29AM

    Fantastic! Keep up the good work!

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Sharing the Load

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I told my husband that I am in the busiest time for me right now at work. Today and tomorrow are two big days at work, where I have to participate and do a lot of advance work to help make things go smoothly.

He is Mr. gung ho at getting FIOS installed in the house immediately. Not sure why it needs to be immediately. But, since he is on a tear, I told him ok --- but I just can't be around right now to help so he is pushing ahead and doing most of the prep stuff on his own. I feel bad about it, but I think that I shouldn't. I asked for more time, like couldn't we do it after vacation? but his postponement was from 4/3 to 4/17. Gee. Thanks. (I was visiting my sister last wknd).

I am praying that God lets me release my impatience and irritation about the whole scene. I know that everything will work out if I just let go and Let God.

Deep breaths!

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/15/2010 9:03PM

    Since he is the one in the hurry, let him do the prep work and don't feel bad about it!

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MICKEYMAX 4/15/2010 11:04AM

    FIOS is Fiber optic service from Verizon (our local phone company)

It will work out. I am taking a chill pill. And I appreciated the time and space to vent. :)

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STARRPARENT 4/15/2010 9:11AM

    I know it can be difficult. Praying the God will give you paitience!

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DONNAEDA 4/15/2010 9:02AM

    What are FIOS?

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    Isn't that just loads of fun when one person in the marriage is dead set to do this while the other wants to do that?
Like JOKNOWS said, comprimise is the key.
Just do what you need to do and let your hubby have his way.
In the future when your dead set on something just remember to remind hubby that you let him have his FIOS.

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JOKNOWS 4/15/2010 8:21AM

    Successfully juggling two people's needs and two people's desires is what makes a marriage, or any partnership for that matter, work. Yours is about work and important, while hubby's is really just about a desire, but he looks at it as no less important. Compromise is the key -- sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. As long as compromise doesn't become too lopsided, I mean one person always giving up what they need or want, I think it is the key to making things work. Good Luck and Deep Breaths.

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No eating in the car

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I was seeing my sister this past weekend and I had to clean out my car. For one, she gave it to me when she bought a new car. Since then, I've racked up 50,000 miles on it, maybe. Quite a lot in any case. I'm messy marvin. My trunk is still full of stuff. junk. junk. junk! But the inside doesn't look bad. There's not a lot of stuff in it currently.

Having cleaned it, I actually DECIDED to stop eating in my car. Sometimes, I eat breakfast on the way to work. Sometimes, I eat pieces of my lunch in the car, (for breakfast), or just plain snacking. Nope, no more eating the car. It will help the car to stay cleaner - and who does not feel better having a cleaner car when you have an unexpected lift to provide - or just even for yourself.

This morning, I stopped at WaWa for gas which normally has meant that I would go buy food from inside. Sometimes a bagel sandwich, or a sandwich from their refrigerated section, or a pretzel --- any number of things that by themselves are not so bad, but I would tend to eat them in larger quantities and often while driving in the car.

I just got gas today, and resisted the urge to go inside. I also had a little relaxation in the car where I told himself I would have a calm, safe, courteous commute and it all went so fast. Yay! The 25 miles to work flew by without aggravation and without extra calories! It was great!!!

I bought cottage cheese with pineapple for breakfast and ate it when I got here.

I am completely fine. Resisting the urge to eat in the car and the subsequent urge to stop at Wawa for something besides gas were averted today! YAY!

I've made some good strides (oh that pun was so intended!) in my walking habits recently and now it is time for my nutrition to follow suit. I know how to take care of biz, I just need to do it!!!!

Off to a great day!

And I am still soaking up the good bday wishes from yesterday! Thank you all! Six of my lovely graduating college seniors came in and decorated my office yesterday as a surprise for me! Streamers everywhere! You can't complain about kids like that. :)

Have a wonderful day!!!

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    Oh wow! Happy Belated Birthday!
And congrats on NOT eating in the car!

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KIMSTUTZ 4/14/2010 9:50AM

    congrats on a good decision AND another birthday! NOT eating in your car was on the list of ten things to not do by Dr. Oz. He has great tips and ideas on healthy eating and lifestyle changes. emoticon

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KOBER9999 4/13/2010 4:57PM

    I didn't know it was your Birthday!
Guess what...!!!
It was my birthday yesterday too!!!
What are the chances!?!

Anyway ...
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CS4JWS 4/13/2010 1:38PM

  Happy Belated Birthday to you!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/13/2010 1:01PM

    What an awesome choice you have made! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YESITSDEB 4/13/2010 11:04AM

    What a great decision! emoticon All these little steps you are taking are certainly adding up. Great job. Happy belated birthday. Sounds like it was a good one! emoticon

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BUZYBEEDEBRA 4/13/2010 10:24AM

    I am so WITH you... I had to clean out my mini-van (I have 4 kids) and let me tell you - I was stunned (and saddened) at the crumbs and junk food and fast food wrappers everywhere. I'm like 'if this is a snapshot of my life - it stinks'. I had not been eating that stuff, but my kids have been (and my husband). So I decided NO MORE food in the car at all. I also decided we'd only eat at the table. No more snacking on the couch or at the computer desk ... I'm only eating at a table - not in a car or anywhere else. You go girl - you rock!

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DATARN 4/13/2010 9:51AM

    Wow - we share a birthday!! Happy birthday belated!!!
Congrats on the awesome morning! May it continue to be an awesome successful day!!

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MINDYJ1 4/13/2010 9:45AM

    Sounds like you are doing great! emoticon

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    I think that is a great realization that if your eating in the car it might be things that are not planned as well. It is so important that we begin to treat food as nothing other than air or water, the other two things that keep us alive.

Your doing so well with the walking and now this. Keep up the good work, I am sure you are feeling so wonderful about yourself!!!

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PARKERB2 4/13/2010 9:06AM

    I tend to get chips when I go to the store and eat them on the way home. I get the Lays Light chips so I feel I'm doing a little good with them, HA HA. Got to give up that habit, too. Good luck to you on your weight loss journey. emoticon

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DMORRISON2 4/13/2010 8:59AM

  I try also not to eat in the car I used to be grsbbing slices of pizza or bags of chips and munching unconsciously. It saves alot of calories when you are focused on what you eat.

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MYBULLDOGS 4/13/2010 8:58AM

    eating in the car kills a diet. done it . bad deal.

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Thanks, Mom

Monday, April 12, 2010

My relationship with my mom has not always been perfect,...but today I'm remembering that she carried me around for 9 months and planned her whole life in that time around me! I'm quite sure that she did the same collectively for the rest of my siblings and I for quite a bit longer than that! Thanks, Mom!!!!

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MYSTIC_WOLFE 4/12/2010 11:51AM

    BIG SHOUT OUT TO MOM!!! This world is a better place with your baby MickeyMax. Thank you and much love.

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BLESSED2BEME 4/12/2010 11:36AM

    Very heartwarming!

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BORTEI 4/12/2010 10:23AM

    Happy Birthday to you. I hope you enjoy an amazing day!

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YESITSDEB 4/12/2010 10:14AM

    Sweet emoticon

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DONNAEDA 4/12/2010 9:37AM

    that was very sweet of you to thank your mom.

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STARRPARENT 4/12/2010 8:48AM

    Yes. Thanks mom!

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JOKNOWS 4/12/2010 8:38AM

    emoticonGod Bless the Moms

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KAILIIA 4/12/2010 8:01AM

    An attitude of gratitude is a beautiful thing :)

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