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All it Takes is a Little Effort

Friday, January 21, 2011

I have just come inside from an hour of snow shoveling and cleaning off my car. 60 minutes of moving is MAMMOTH for me. I am stunned that I had not collapsed in a heap in the driveway. Maybe my version of shoveling, is the lazy man's version of shoveling, but I don't care. I moved, and darn it, I feel good. My nose is running, my lips are chapped, and I am a little frosty, but none the worse for wear. My car AND the driveway are clear. My mail"girl" will have no problems and my hubby will be surprised.

I had checked out of physical outdoor activity for some time. In fact, I am home from work yet again, because of a bit of snow and my fear of walkways. Luckily, I have a boatload of vacation time stored up and it has no effect on me for payroll. It's been rough on my hubby though to carry the burden of doing everything for us like this. Now, I can give the man a break. We do have a snowblower, but it wasn't really enough for that, just enough to be a nuisance. Reminds me when I used to of live in Boston. :)

I've been exercising bit by bit again. Fun exercise - even though - I normally would not put those words together. Something is wrong though with your approach if you can't make it all fun. I try to set up my life and goals to aim toward happiness. I think my dad partially set me on the path when I was young and had dropped out of yet another college. He told me, "Happiness was not one of my priorities." It always struck me as a kind of sad way to live. Au contraire, happiness is one of my priorities, and that's how I live my life.

I have been feeling overwhelmed and stuck these past few days. Try to balance my need to keep my blood sugar even, my emotional eating tendencies, my relationships, my job, and life has been feeling out of control. I stopped spinning,,. and here I go, putting forth just a little more effort than yesterday, and I am shoveling for the better part of an hour and end up physically feeling good.

That's just what it takes for me to pull myself out of that hole. Feeling good, getting it together, moving forward one step at a time. It just takes a little effort.

Happy Sparking, sparkies!

  
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MUGGLE_MOM 1/24/2011 9:10PM

    Don't you love those endorphins? I swear when I work out I feel like I can accomplish anything. Good for you, taking control and finding your happiness. I'm sorry to hear that you've been having a tough time. Please let me know if its been getting better. I'm pulling for you!!!
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WYOBZM 1/23/2011 9:14AM

    emoticon emoticon Glad you enjoyed your outdoor shoveling. I hate the ice too. Seen way to many injuries from it.
Keep up the movement, even if it is waving your arms and feet in the air during tv commercials. Movement burns calories. Have a great week! emoticon

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BAYBELIEVER 1/22/2011 4:33PM

    Woo Hoo! I found this year that I enjoyed shoveling snow again! Glad you had the opportunity to celebrate another non-scale victory!!
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JANICE611 1/22/2011 4:21AM

    Thats great!

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THEONEBLUEGECKO 1/21/2011 11:36PM

    Congratulations! Finding the fun or sense of accomplishment in exercise is wonderful and what is needed to keep you doing it. You really are great.

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/21/2011 8:14PM

    Good for you! I am a believer that motivation is a myth...if you want to work your way out of a funk it takes work to do it, not magic. I'm proud of you!

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PROMISE2DESIGN 1/21/2011 3:57PM

    An hours worth of activity is GREAT! Keep your chin up and keep at it. You are making tremendous progress!!! emoticon

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SARAWALKS 1/21/2011 1:47PM

    emoticon to be making exercise/shoveling FUN! It IS fun in a way, I was surprised to find I didn't mind it when I moved to PA. And I'm so glad happiness is one of your priorities! I hope your dad was surprised by happiness from time to time even though he didn't plan on it.
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RIGBY31 1/21/2011 1:15PM

    I completely subscribe to your happiness theory! Life is too short, gotta live large (so to speak!).

What kind of exercise do you find *fun*? I want to find mine, too. The ones I want to do, right now I'm too large and/or out of shape. But yes, I feel terrific (physically/emotionally) when I'm done moving. Good to hear from you!

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GAYLE-G-63 1/21/2011 12:46PM

    Good job on the snow clearing! It can by quite a chore.

Happiness should be everyone's number one priority. Life is just too short to be unhappy. My father wasn't a happy person either. He died at 59 and I don't think he ever enjoyed anything.

Have a great day! Be well.

Huggz,
~Gayle~

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 1/21/2011 12:32PM

    I'm about to go out and do the same. I'm gonna wear my HRM to see how much I burn. Been missing you so stop being a stranger!
Have a good one!

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SEATTLESIMS 1/21/2011 12:25PM

    I agree, finding the fun in activity makes it easier to keep coming back to it. AND it DOES make you feel so much better.. just have to keep that feeling alive in us often enough to keep us coming back for more!
Have a wonderful snowy Friday!

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MOVINLOSIN 1/21/2011 12:12PM

    Thats awesome! The feeling you get from a little activity can be the motivation to do more! Keep up the good work!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/21/2011 11:50AM

    You are so RIGHT! I can usually climb out of my funks if I'll just MOVE and DO something ACTIVE! Thanks for a great blog! emoticon emoticon

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LIVE_TO_LOVE 1/21/2011 11:46AM

    WooHOOOO! AWESOME! I love shoveling snow ~ we're getting dumped on right now as I TYPE! I think it's WONderful that you were at it for an hour. :)

I hope your list includes a little nap ~ if you're like me, the combo of being out in the cold air and the effort from shoveling hits hard sometime in the day.

I'll be thinking of you as I check off my list. :) Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!

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Two Cupcakes and a Banana

Friday, January 07, 2011

Be ready for joy to appear in your life and it may surprise you.

Yesterday was one of the those cringing 12 hour days. You know the kind when people are constantly pressing your buttons all day. We had some really difficult customers yesterday. Very high maintenance. There were a couple of total meanies, but also a couple who were very nice which helped to balance out that rough crowd.

My last call of the day was from a woman who had a bit of a problem which I helped her to fix. She was quite lovely, and when I was saying goodbye, she told me the world would be a better place if there were more people like me. Here's the kicker: it's the first time that someone said that to me, that I believed them. Geez, I turned a BIG corner.

During the height of yesterday's festivities, I stopped to get a snack. I had two exceptional students in here helping me and I treated them to luscious looking cupcakes. I wanted to swim around on the frosting alone. Ok, sue me. I have a sweet tooth. tee hee. The girl behind the counter asked me if I wanted something else. At that point, I had only ordered the cupcakes. That's when I grabbed the banana. I think there is a part of me that likes to buy the treats, and I am perfectly ok with not eating them. Buying them satisfies some part of me. Weird. I know. It is weird, but I am okay with that too.

Despite yesterday's nuttiness, I am perfectly happy right where I am in my losses, and in my fitness gains. Having issues for almost all of December has set me back a bit, and truth be told, I do not yet have my eating down pat, but I am making great strides in getting myself together.

This week, I brought my lunch 4 out of 5 days - and each of those days was a salad with some accompaniment (not like a piano, ... chicken). I am devising outfits in advance so I am not scrambling in the a.m. to throw something together. I stopped wearing the "too short anyway" khakis to work. I am putting my salad together in the fridge the night before.

I still need to work on my sleep and iron out a few other details, but all in all, I am on a good journey, and when I keep at it, good results will come. I've done the New Year's resolutions to death and while I like the idea of a clean slate, I don't find much credence in setting myself up for too lofty goals that will pushed aside by Feb. Instead, I am concentrating on becoming a more alive version of myself - one who fully embraces all that I have to offer and then follows through. That's where I am going to focus my energies. One day at a time. Just keep following through.

Happy Sparking!
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SARAWALKS 1/21/2011 1:50PM

    This is just great. Missed it until now, I was on the plane coming back from Paris on Jan. 7 - my version of making happiness a priority - and I'm so lucky that I was able to do so!
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PARKERB2 1/11/2011 2:51PM

    You know we have to accept the good with the bad and that includes people. Don't let a few nasties mess up your day. You sound like your getting it together for a new year. Hang in there. emoticon emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 1/11/2011 8:22AM

    What a lovely blog. The world is absolutely a better place because of you! I have known that a very long time. I, too, like to buy the sweets but don't have to be the recipient. I wonder what that comes from. Yes, December was tough for you, but you know exactly where you're going and working out the kinks in how to get there. I love following your journey. You are such a wonderfully alive and aware individual. There is so much to be learned from you.

Wishing you the best!
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1STARVINGARTIST 1/9/2011 1:05AM

    The world IS a better place because of you! Congratulations for making the better food choice! You are doing great! Your blog is awesome, as usual!:)


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LOOKN_UP 1/7/2011 7:42PM

    Awesome!!! Way to take care of you! emoticon

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RIGBY31 1/7/2011 7:24PM

    You grabbed the banana instead of another cupcake! I love the feeling of surprising myself when I go another (healthier) direction. In fact, I go out of my way now to choose healthy just because it makes me feel better emotionally. And yes, the world is a better place because you're in it.
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TJCADDO 1/7/2011 7:05PM

    Loved this blog!!! I am going to keep it. emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/7/2011 5:37PM

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LARIJOY 1/7/2011 2:01PM

    The piano bit...awesome and fyi i will be stealing that line to help forward the world's opinion that I am a clever wit.

Other than that...You are making great strides toward changing your future, little slips don't end the journey. Have a happy day, you just made me smile.

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ADIPOSEROSE 1/7/2011 11:34AM

    Hey--it's a *surprise* that the world would be a better place, with more people like you, Mick?? Let me introduce you to the Sparky who inspired the comments above--the one who leaves thoughtful notes of support and encouragement on everyone else's websites--the one who makes you feel that she really *hears* you, and cares about you, and isn't afraid to tease you now and then. Mickey, meet the Mickey *we* know--and you are all kinds of awesome, indeed! emoticon

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DONNAEDA 1/7/2011 11:28AM

    you are really doing well. We are so proud of your choices

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THEONEBLUEGECKO 1/7/2011 10:37AM

    You are doing some great things! The idea of just getting your lunch together the night before came as a sort of shocker to me because it made me go, "Why am I not doing that?" It would help prevent me from just throwing some snacks in my bag and calling that a meal.

And your goal of being a more alive version of yourself. That is awesome. And congrats on the cupcake strength, you have more self control than I would have in that situation.

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RACINGSLUG 1/7/2011 9:54AM

    Not a piano... *grins*

I love the words you used... a ''more alive version of myself.'' It sounds like things are really shaping up for you; I can feel the positive vibes.

Let me know if you need any advice for dealing with sleep. I have mostly overcome pretty severe insomnia through sleep hygiene techniques. It takes about a month of doing them before they start working, but man... what a difference!

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MKT-PLAN 1/7/2011 9:41AM

    Awesome blog! Congrats on your accomplishments (and your salad accompaniments..I loved that comment...piano...tee hee!) Have a great weekend!

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CHERKYLE 1/7/2011 9:32AM

    sounds like you are off to a great start!! emoticon

I too am trying to refocus, it takes a while to get in gear though doesn't it!! Going grocery shopping today so that should help next week!

Take care!!

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AFTERMYKIDS 1/7/2011 9:32AM

    emoticon I LOVE your blog. You can really here the changes taking place in your life! Keep it up, YOU'RE doing GREAT!!

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ELSCO55 1/7/2011 9:31AM

    You are doing great!

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PROMISE2DESIGN 1/7/2011 9:30AM

    You've come such a long way :) Your beauty is radiant, even over the phone!!! emoticon

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GAYLE-G-63 1/7/2011 9:01AM

    Great blog and even better attitude! I live by the motto one day at a time also. It's all we're given!!!

Keep up the great work!!!

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MYUTMOST4HIM 1/7/2011 8:31AM

    I love your blog. You have determination and You are going to go far!!!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 1/7/2011 8:31AM

    You are all kinds of awesomesauce!!! Cupcakes are my weakness so you're a better woman than I am! Keep up the great work!
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You Don't Need A Reason

Thursday, January 06, 2011

You don't need a reason to go for a walk. Just go.

I had a morning meeting across campus, so I had to go, and I was psyched that although I couldn't really wear sneakers on my walk - I could add it to my fitness minutes. The first meeting took all of 8 mins to finish. That was with Mr. Down to business. Places to go, people to meet. Fine with me. I did the handoff, and then though now what am I going to do with the extra time until my next meeting? (It was in the same building).

I had 20 mins to kill. I could have just stayed there, or gone to talk to some of the people I was meeting with. Truth is, I don't really "like" some of those people all that much. They frequently make my job tougher than they should by not sharing information and the like.

So... I decided to go for a walk. In the cold, for 10 mins. I did. I enjoyed it. I also happened upon a little outdoor performance going on (those diehard theater students) and watched it for a couple of mins. Later when I walked by some of the group again, it gave me a moment to give them a little positive feedback. :) Warm and fuzzy is always nice.

Five mins before the meeting, I walked back. It too, did not take long and it involved having to walk all the way around the building and up the spiral staircase - more walking. I returned to my office feeling lighter and refreshed.

Even though I had my reasons for my walk, I really didn't need one. I'll try to remember that tomorrow.

Have a happy Sparky day!

  
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CLAUDECF 1/7/2011 7:44AM

    emoticon You go girl! That's wonderful! And you'll see it happening more and more. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THEONEBLUEGECKO 1/6/2011 10:16PM

    So true. Way to go!

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BAYBELIEVER 1/6/2011 10:15PM

    You are really awesome lady! I find walks so refreshing mentally and physically!

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    And that is how you add exercise to your daily life! emoticon

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PARKERB2 1/6/2011 3:06PM

    Way to get your exercise in! Just keep moving.

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LINDAINALABAMA 1/6/2011 1:58PM

    WAY TO GO. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

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TINARENA2 1/6/2011 1:50PM

    I always count walks to meetings at work or to run errands at work in on my exercise. I work on a large campus where sometimes it takes 15 minutes to get to where I need to be. Good job for getting out and incorporating in some walking in your day!
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MKT-PLAN 1/6/2011 1:02PM

    Way to go!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/6/2011 12:53PM

    Wow! You are SO RIGHT! Great blog, and great idea! With the students gone, the library has been so dead this week... so why don't I walk back and forth in the building!? Yes, I'm going to! Thansk for the OOMPH! emoticon emoticon

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ADIPOSEROSE 1/6/2011 12:30PM

    Exactly right, Mick--you can dance to the music any way you please, whenever you want to, even if it's only for a few minutes, and come away feeling refreshed and energized. You walk taller and prouder when it's because you *want* to (rather than because you think you *have to*) and the best thing is, it helps you to deal with the stressful people and negative Neds and Nellies in your life. It doesn't make them go away, but it does help you to see that their problems don't have to be *your* problem, and their opinions are just that--something you can take or leave. I'm proud of you! emoticon

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 1/6/2011 12:28PM

    That's awesome! Sometimes a walk is all we need to clear our head, decrease anticipatory blahs, etc. Keep it up girlie!

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BRAVENEWGRL 1/6/2011 11:57AM

    You go girl! Way to get yourself moving and keep yourself out of negative situations!

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BIGHIPSBETH 1/6/2011 11:34AM

  What a feel good day! That's just awesome! Thanks for sharing that. You know, there's always such cruddy news on TV and on the radio, and reading your blog was like a breath of fresh air. What a feel good read! THANK YOU! !

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No Hiding

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Did you ever have one of those moments where you thought, "Oh man, I hope that never happens..." and then it does,,,,and you wonder how you are going to live past it?

Once at my last job, I was reporting sales figures to my boss, and I accidentally sent it to the wrong person - our competitors! That was a bad day --- I sent "other figures" to them but I was distracted and sent them to the wrong spot. I confessed immediately, even though I felt like hurling. My boss was mad, but I didn't get fired.

My natural inclination was to go hide in my office all day - you know - keep a low profile - but we had a very high profile event going on later in the day, so I had to show my face. When I saw my boss, I told him about my hideout plan but that I just could not stay away. He laughed and told me not to do it again, but that everything was ok. (Yes, it really was hard to leave that job when I did; I loved those people.)

So this brings me to my point, (finally), that just because I did not have a stellar week, I am not going to go into hiding. If anything, this is the time I need to be more visible and transparent, especially to myself. I need to be honest with what works, and clearly, for me, chocolate isn't it. ha ha.

The good news is I have a lot of room for improvement. And I am on that road. :)

  
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LOOKN_UP 1/4/2011 9:01PM

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Oh my goodness, I've been eating so much chocolate these days... and I've gained about 5 lbs in the last month. I too need to not hide from this but to face it head on before I put myself on a downward spiral. Right now I'm just kind of soaring downward... but not without my handy parachute - Sparkpeople!!! which I will be deploying today.
Thanks for reminding us to stay in control and to not hide. Planning on working out tomorrow (too late tonight) and drinking plenty of water.
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RIGBY31 12/29/2010 4:54PM

    We can run, but cannot hide. We are ALWAYS with ourselves. I know the only way I can be successful is to keep my efforts right in front of my face... always!

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PROMISE2DESIGN 12/29/2010 4:02PM

    That's so true for all of us! Hope you had a great Christmas :)

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BAYBELIEVER 12/29/2010 1:49PM

    You are right, hiding doesn't help at all! We are in this together, you certainly aren't the only one who educated themselves this Christmas! It's all about learning about ourselves. You learned. You move on. Me too!!!!

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SUSANS111 12/29/2010 1:44PM

    This has been the time of year with lots of celebrations involving food, so I bet you did a lot better than you might have. Chocolate is a tough one for me too... The new year is a good time to renew our resolve to reach our goals. You can do this! We all can. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1STARVINGARTIST 12/29/2010 1:07PM

    Awesome blog! Good for you--transparency an being truthful to yourself are the keys to success. I have a tendency toward this also, this is something I needed to be reminded of, so thanks so much for this insightful blog. Very helpful!

You are doing great--Each insight is another step toward your good health! Good job!

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TERRIJ_1 12/29/2010 10:51AM

    emoticon I so enjoy your blogs emoticon
You rock and can obviously beat anything you put your mind to.
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/29/2010 10:10AM

    Thank you! This blog was EXCELLENT and I needed to read it! emoticon emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 12/29/2010 9:19AM

    Good for you, Mar! I'm glad you are not letting this get you down or keep you down. I have a friend here on SP who is "hiding out" and it's awful...I keep going by her page, hoping she is back. I know that fact she is gone when she's struggling means she is not happy...not being proactive...not trying any more. I"m proud of you! emoticon

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DONNAEDA 12/29/2010 9:08AM

    what a wonderful story, sorry it happened to you, but just like your weight-loss journey, you learned to trust. And that is a good thing.

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MUGGLE_MOM 12/29/2010 8:57AM

    MickeyMax, I am so proud of you for standing up to your fears. You are not alone. I have been 'hiding' for the majority of the last few months. Like you said yesterday, you are STRONG, you are POWERFUL. You can do this. One step at a time.

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SHAWFAN 12/29/2010 8:54AM

    Good for you for stepping up to the truth and not hiding from it. That's an important step. I know what you mean, I've been wanting to binge for a few days, and have had a couple of things I shouldn't have had, but I'm not hiding it from myself or anyone else. I admit that I could have made better choices, and will strive to do so in the future, no matter how much I want to binge. emoticon

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MSHOPPER63 12/29/2010 8:53AM

    Mick you are making huge improvements in your health my friend. There are so many aspects to losing weight and dealing with the old habits of emotional eating is a huge one. The changes you are making will last a lifetime.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 12/29/2010 8:40AM

    Thank God you "get it!" There is nothing worse than finding out 3-4 weeks after someone goes into hiding that they had a bad few days, felt ashamed and went into self imposed exile which did them NO good. When you are struggling is the time to step forward and be more visible.

Remember why you're wanting to change. Health issues and issues you want to stave off. Just losing 10% of your body weight can make MASSIVE strides for good health! You're worth it.

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Time to Roll

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The handwriting is on the wall, as they say. If I don't start taking care of myself PRONTO, I can expect to live the life my father has lately. He is back in the hospital, having suffered another heart attack on Christmas eve.

I had a doc's appt on Monday with the gallbladder specialist. The "snow-nado" displaced that until tomorrow. I am grateful. I have been dreading going and having an extra day or two helped me to get "psyched up" for it.

Christmas was nice. DH gave me a kindle. That was exciting and surprising. All of the other things he gave me were geared towards being supportive too, He was happy with his loot too, and handled the change in plans on Christmas to go see my pop and family with ease, even though it included the dreaded Jersey Turnpike! Ha ha ha.

I am making big strides towards getting my eating and exercise plan together. I go back to work in a week. I need to do some decent housecleaning and get organized to make sure my time at home is not wasted on laying around, although I have been doing a lot of that. I have been so darn tired lately. Part condition, part medication, part laziness. :)

I have so much I want to do. I remind myself that it all starts with a single step. I make my own choices. I put my life in motion. I manage my own response to the life events around me.

I am a very strong (some would say exceptionally) strong woman. I have been through a lot in my life, and no doubt will be through a lot more. It's been tough at times, but it helps me to appreciate the wonderful, blissful moments of joy in my life and see a lot of good, that others might miss. I am keenly aware of my own gifts and how I fit into the picture. I didn't always have such an easy time with that.

Where do I go from here? I make an eating plan for today and stick to it. I'll make a run to the grocery store and get more frozen veggies. I'll pick up some apples and bananas. I know what to do - I just need to do it!!!!!

Then I need to start to exercise. I'll do some wii around the Christmas tree. and If I am a good girl, I'll hang out with my kindle later. :)

Hope you all have a very festive day and a beautiful new year! It's our time to renew and refresh ourselves.

What are you going to do for yourself today to refresh and renew?

  
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CHANGE_4_ME 12/29/2010 12:08PM

    Sounds like you and me have some things in common. We know what needs to be done, we just need to do it. Glad to hear that your Dad survived the heart attack. I wish you both the best on upcoming medical issues. Both of you will need to make changes it seems. Please take care of your health and urge him to do the same. God bless you both and keep you safe and healthy.

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1STARVINGARTIST 12/29/2010 1:22AM

    Sorry to hear about your dad. That is rough. I hope all works out well with him. You are a very strong woman and I know that you are going to be successful because you are strong. Congrats on the kindle, that is a great gift and and a great way to reward yourself for doing well. Enjoy it, and Happy New Year!

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TINARENA2 12/28/2010 9:29PM

    Sorry about your dad. You've got the right steps in mind to help yourself, keep proceeding forward with them. You can do it!
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BAYBELIEVER 12/28/2010 3:23PM

    Love it! Your reward for being a good girl is time with the Kindle! Way to go! Hope your day went as planned!

I will pray for your father, and for you as you continue to get healthy pronto!

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MUGGLE_MOM 12/28/2010 1:27PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Anything I can do? Good luck with the doc tomorrow. it might be a tough visit, but knowledge is power. I know exactly how powerful you are, it will give your some tools to use that power.

Wishing you peace.

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TERRIJ_1 12/28/2010 12:40PM

    Sorry to hear about your dad.
Glad to hear about your new health plans.
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RIGBY31 12/28/2010 12:07PM

    I'm sorry your dad is having a hard time right now. Hope he's on the mend. Your blog was full of plans that will surely make you suceed... one step at a time! I've been walking with my daughters (here visiting from the BostonBlizzard). They love the sunshine and I love that I can keep pace them (they're athletes). I'm happy 2011 is coming!

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DJS-DEBBIE 12/28/2010 10:21AM

    Sorry about your dad ~ I hope he is doing better.

Both my daughter and myself had laparoscopic gall bladder surgery this year. You will feel SO much better after it is done. I was having lots of 'little' problems that I did not realize were related to my gall bladder until it was gone and so were they.

Yesterday I reset all my trackers and went back to the Fast Start. I also picked up The Spark in paperback - it has some new stuff that I am reading right now. Tempting as it was, I am not waiting until New Years Day to get going again.

Let's make 2011 our year!

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DONNAEDA 12/28/2010 9:57AM

    sorry to hear about your dad, but you can do something about your health now. I had gallbladder surgery and they did it authroscopically and it was a breeze. So don't worry about that. Just make yourself healthy so you can face what is down the road.

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DIFROMWYOMING 12/28/2010 9:56AM

    I'm working on this, probably as a blog, to fit in with the 200+ teams weekly question to plan what I want my life to look like 1, 2 and 5 years from now. I've been spending time thinking on that.
I got a Kindle last Christmas and LOVE it, so I hope you'll enjoy yours, too.
I'm re-booting. Starting with good food plans, exercise...and FOCUS on my goals for the year. I was stagnant in 2010...and then had an upswing at the end of the year and am not where I want to be. The rest of this is up to ME.
I'm with you, my friend! Hope your dad recovers well.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 12/28/2010 7:20AM

    So sorry to hear about your dad. That alone can be a pretty good reminder why health is so important. Make your plan and implement!

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LOSTLIME 12/28/2010 7:16AM

    emoticonone step at a time.

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NWLIFESRC 12/28/2010 7:08AM

    Keep the faith

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