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Friday, August 06, 2010

It's Friday, my brain is fried, so here is a blog of another sort this morning

A - Age: 46

B - Bed: Sleep number

C - Chore you hate: Dusting

D - Dog's name: (was) Frosty

E - Essential start your day item: Sparkpeople!

F - Favorite color: Green

G - Gold or Silver: Silver

H - Height: Six feet

I - Instruments you play: none personally, always wanted to play the triangle

J - Job: ticket office manager

K - Kid(s): none, but I like 'em :)

L - Living arrangements: me and hubby in our house

M - Mom's name: Mary Ann

N - Nickname(s): mickey, max, kaiser-roll, kaiser soze

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: once or twice. Not a fan

P - Pet Peeve: people you can't trust

Q - Quote from a movie: "I have a pool and a pond, and the pond would be good for you." (caddyshack)

R - Right or left handed: Right

S - Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers

T - Time you wake up: after 5am, before 6.

U- First word that comes to your mind for "U": undivided

V - Vegetable you dislike: none - brussel sprouts. (ick)

W - Ways you run late: I'm pretty punctual

X - X-rays you've had: who remembers?

Y - Yummy food you make: need to work on this

Z - Zoo favorite: penguins!

Cheers and happy Friday!

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POOKAQUEEN 8/6/2010 5:16PM

    I love it! Simple and fun!

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4ME_4LIFE 8/6/2010 11:09AM

    I like green, too!

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    Cute idea! emoticon

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BRIGHT551 8/6/2010 9:33AM

    Thanks for the blog. Now we know a little more about you Spark Friend.........:)

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Unthinking the Thunk

Thursday, August 05, 2010

I left home a little early this morning which makes for a happier commuter. I don't dig getting up, but I do dig the less frantic traffic at the earlier hour. There are fewer cars, and it seems fewer people driving crazy, although that part could really be my imagination at work. Leaving earlier lets me drive at a more leisurely pace, not concerned about how fast everyone else is going and trying to catch up. Frequently I am a passer. This morning I was content to let everyone cruise on by. emoticon

My ability to choose my own road (pardon the pun) is something that is now completely apparent to me. When I was able to bypass the drive through last night (while I was picking up emoticon for my hubby was monumental for me. Logically in the past I could have done the same if I chose to --- but that's just it. I would almost always go along with whatever food choices anyone else would. I rarely consider myself the following sheep, but in this situation I usually stuck to the "whatever you want to do" scene. Leaving there without anything for me was extremely freeing last night. It was a choice. I could have had something....I just did not want it. WOO HOO!

Big u-turn click last night. I am easily and able to modify my situation to fit my life and my needs. This is just the lightbulb that turned on my success before. I was giddy when I realized it. I had a good day. I ate well, walked, prayed and sparked! Who could ask for anything more?

Happy day, sparkies! I'm going out for a quick walk before the humidity takes over the day!
I'm ready to make whatever adjustments I need to in order for things to work best for me!

Wishing you much success today!

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HICALGAL 8/5/2010 11:45PM

    totally digging your blog...food and situations never control us. we always have choices..always. congrats on unthinking the thunk! emoticon emoticon

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BRIGHT551 8/5/2010 10:21AM

    Way to good!!! Small steps in the right directions and making good choices for yourself. Keep it up and keep the feeling of freedom!!!!!!

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BAYBELIEVER 8/5/2010 10:11AM

    What a wonderful choice! It is so awesome that you have gotten to this point. I have a ways to go to get there, but am working on it. Thanks for setting such a shining example!

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PLAYBLUES22 8/5/2010 9:23AM

    WoW!!!!!! Sweetie sounds like you are really happy in the skin your in emoticon

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    There is freedom in choice and every time we make it we free ourselves a little from our shells, too. I almost see it as releasing my body bit by bit. You're doing great...just keep moving!

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4ME_4LIFE 8/5/2010 9:08AM

    Way too go! I know the drive thru has always been a sore spot and issue for me (especially since I used to travel 70% of the year). I had a break through a couple of months ago where I picked up food for my boyfriend but didn't get anything for myself. I'm so proud of you for choosing your own road rather than let someone else choose it for you.

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IMSMILEY88 8/5/2010 9:06AM

    Congrats on your wonderful choice... and on your new way of thinking! I hope you had a wonderful walk. emoticon

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POOKAQUEEN 8/5/2010 9:01AM

    emoticon Good for you! What a great choice last night!
You are making such fabulous strides, you are a wonderful inspiration.

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LOOZINITNOW 8/5/2010 7:56AM

    You are choosing your path and you are choosing well! Great job! emoticon

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PARKERB2 8/5/2010 7:53AM

    MickyMax, thanks for the flowers. They are beautiful. I get out early too and that is intentional so I can avoid the frantic traffic. Get up your good resolve and hang in there. emoticon

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Drive through

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Hubby could not decide waht he wanted to eat tonight, so I picked his menu choice up for him on the way home from Burger King. What did I get? ,,,

Wait for it....



Nothing! I went home and made the broccoli with shredded chicken that I had planned for myself and LOOKED FORWARD to having today. I was alla bout my bad self today --- knowing that I can do this --- and I am doing it --- one step at a time --- but according to my plans....


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CHERKYLE 8/5/2010 11:41AM

    Oh how did you do that after smelling it! BK is not my favorite, but those flame broiled things sure do smell good!
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BLESSED2BEME 8/5/2010 10:11AM

    Good choice!

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PLAYBLUES22 8/5/2010 9:26AM

    That's right Sweetie, throw that chest out

"Ya Bad"

Go Go GO emoticon

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POOKAQUEEN 8/5/2010 9:12AM

    Yay! That's so awesome! Way to stay on plan, good job!

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    Wow! Good for you! emoticon emoticon

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_KATHY 8/4/2010 11:39PM

    Go on with your bad self ! ! WTG !

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TRIGFROST 8/4/2010 11:12PM

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KMICHA 8/4/2010 10:37PM

    Awesome! Way to go! Steer clear of those drive thrus! emoticon

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AIMEEM77 8/4/2010 10:27PM

    WAY TO GO!!!!!

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BBAHONORS 8/4/2010 10:25PM

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I thought about going through a drive-thru for myself tonight but came home and cooked something quick instead. Doesn't it feel emoticon

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It's a Process

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Along with a few tour groups, I went for a walk this afternoon around a local college campus. While I was walking, an idea just clicked. emoticon Learning is a process. Students don't arrive on campus knowing what they need to get their diploma the next day. emoticon Learning is a process. Every day is built upon the day before. All you have learned and done leads you to the next day.

My life is full of learning. It takes time for these processes to take root and grab hold. I can't just say, "I want to be thin" and then poof! the next day I am all set. I know there is a part of me that wishes that were so. That mindset may explain how I lost so much and gained it back. I lost sight of the process.

The process is what keeps me going. It takes me from point A to B by eating healthfully, walking abundantly and living happily. It is all part of the same process. I've done it before. I know how to do it.

I didn't come here to lose weight. I came here to find myself, and I think I just did.


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    What a great way to look at it. Very inspirational; I should look at it that way too. Thanks for sharing your insight!

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    You are so right, and knowing that will make this journey a lot easier. emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 8/4/2010 7:50PM

    I couldn't agree more! It is definitely a process.

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BRIGHT551 8/4/2010 7:36PM

    Great thought process. We all need to look at this as a process. A good process for a healthy, happy life. Thank you.

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PLAYBLUES22 8/4/2010 7:09PM

    Nice job emoticon

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LAURA9021 8/4/2010 3:09PM

  So true! emoticon

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POOKAQUEEN 8/4/2010 2:59PM

    Yay! Great insight! You're on track for sure now!

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JUSGETTENBY42 8/4/2010 2:48PM

    Good for you. best wishes for your success! emoticon

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Return of the Mojo

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Once upon a time in a land far away (Boston), a young lady (40 something) lost 70 lbs. by eating more healthfully than she ever had, and walking a few miles a week. She loved her time walking even though she had to deal with seeing bats fly around at night and nearly kicking a skunk one time in the early a.m. None of it mattered though; she was a happy camper.

Fast forward 5 years. She's in a new place and the losses have all added to gains and thensome. Changes, stress and excuses were all part of the same pattern that ended the enlightenment.

Not so fast. This is the return of the mojo: the same deep love and acceptance she created for herself. It's back.

How does she keep the mojo rolling forward: baby steps every day. Counting veggies among her biggest ally. Moving more and sitting less. Appreciating and accepting all that she has to offer and be assured that yes, she does have something to offer. Nowhere near perfect. Nowhere near failed misery. Flawed. yes, Unimportant. No!

On with the mojo. Walking, squatting, lunging, DANCING.

Mojo dances. Mojo just keeps on dancing.


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DEARSY 8/5/2010 11:49AM

    You are a great writer! What a happy story!

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    Awesome blog! Good for you!
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BAYBELIEVER 8/4/2010 10:08PM

    I love this blog...I hear music and see it rolling across the screen! You've got your mojo! Make it work for you!

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POOKAQUEEN 8/4/2010 11:51AM

    Love it! Get that mojo dancing!

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LOLAINSC 8/4/2010 10:20AM

    MickeyMax's Mojo--Marvelous!

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GAYLE-G-63 8/4/2010 9:25AM

    Great blog! Keep 'em coming! :-)

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AIMEEM77 8/4/2010 9:07AM

    Love it! Long live the mojo!


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LOOZINITNOW 8/4/2010 8:53AM

    What an upbeat happy blog! Makes me want to move!

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