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Seeking serenity

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I vaguely feel like I am having a crisis. I am overwhelmed at work. I am not happy with the state of my relationship with my husband. And I am not overhauling my life as quickly as I want it to be done. Aaaaaaah!

I can stay focused and taking it one step at a time, but sometimes it is hard to slow down and take things one step at a time. Do you ever feel like you are being swallowed up by the big picture?

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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MICKEYMAX 3/2/2010 9:38AM

    Thanks ladies. :) I know that "this too shall pass." (when did I start sounding like my mother?)

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LOOZINITNOW 3/2/2010 9:29AM

    I have been swallowed by my self pity! It got me nowhere! Give it to God and do the best that you can!

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    Yes, I do and I am also another one that needs to print the Serenity Prayer and post it up in my cubicle at work.

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/2/2010 8:58AM

    Ever feel like that? Heck, I could have written this! I was just thinking last week that I need to print out the Serenity Prayer and post it by my desk at work.

Hang in there ~ it will get better!

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Part 2 of my day

Monday, March 01, 2010

I built errands into my day at work and walked to the bank. Frequently in the past, I would send one of my student staff in my stead for that bit of business. Not today! I used the time to build on my cardio from earlier. I completed my goal of 30 mins today. I'm pretty pscyhed that I followed through! Go me!

I'm going to a meeting at Church tonight and towards the end we will celebrate one of the member's bdays. One of the peeps mentioned that "we are having ice cream cake, so don't bring anything." Au contraire. That is exactly the reason I will bring my own snack. I am proud of myself for handling accomodations as I need them. I'm doing my own thing and I am okay with that.

WOO HOO! It's been a great day! So far, I've met my goals for March today.

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NEDERLUNG 3/2/2010 12:35AM

    I step at a time, one day at a time, etc. You will do this, keep going!

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MUGGLE_MOM 3/1/2010 8:24PM

    You Totally Rock!!!!! emoticon

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YESITSDEB 3/1/2010 8:21PM

    WOW - what an amazing day. You've got all the bases covered. Great choices in everything you did today. Well Done! emoticon

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JESSBOND 3/1/2010 6:49PM

    Really nice! You are surely motivated and set on your path for success! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Goals for March

Monday, March 01, 2010

Keep consistent with exercise - 4 x a week.
Add strength training 2 x a week.
Build to 1000 fitness mins in March.
Meal plan and execute meal plan for lunch and breakfast 2 x/week.
eat 5-6 veggies/fruit servings a day.

Top 5 motivators for March:
Want to be able to be more active for our April vacation
Need to visit my old workplace and want to look good
Be more comfortable on public transportation
Lots of spring cleaning to do and currently lose energy quickly
Bring back that lovin' feeling. :)

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DEBBIE98632 3/1/2010 7:00PM


Great goals & motivators!!! Let's rock March!!!

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CDAWN26 3/1/2010 6:36PM

    Great goals! I think the last motivator of bring back "lovin' feeling is a definite winner. emoticon emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 3/1/2010 5:15PM

    Looks Great!!!!

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YESITSDEB 3/1/2010 10:01AM

    Great goals! Good for you for putting in writing too. emoticon

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CHERKYLE 3/1/2010 9:25AM

    You go girl! I want that lovin feeling to (mind if I use that?LOL)

Best of luck to you! Keep us posted!

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SPARKPIXIE 3/1/2010 9:22AM

    Wishing you success!

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DONNAEDA 3/1/2010 9:18AM

    great goals, great plan, know you will succeed.

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MOMOF6BOYS 3/1/2010 9:04AM

    emoticonGreat goals and motivators!!!!

emoticon emoticonCHEERING YOU ON! emoticon emoticon

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FITN2014-TSP 3/1/2010 8:52AM

    Good luck with your goals. emoticon

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Gave it what I got

Monday, March 01, 2010

This morning kind of kicked me. I rolled out of bed as hubby rolled out the door to work. Figured it was a good time to jump around the living room with Richard Simmons. I got through 10 mins and and fizzled out. What's up with that? I have been going for longer periods last week. I don't feel bad right now. I feel happy with my 10 mins --- I feel like I really "earned" them, but I also know I need more activity for today. I will go to work and I will make myself go walk around campus. I know I say it like it is a chore --- and I want to change that attitude. It's time for an attitude adjustment --- well overdue, I might add.

Still in all, it's progress. This time 2 weeks ago, I wasn't even trying anymore. I would put anything in mouth without thinking about the consequences or even caring about them at all. I have more energy and feeling happier with myself in many ways. I just need to keep the chi flowing. :)

Happy March 1st!

Does anyone have any ideas for a nice March challenge?

I need something to push myself.


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FRANNIEDID 3/1/2010 11:01AM

    I have learned to really enjoy walking, enjoy the sites, the people I see and whatever else. It makes it more fun! I listen to music on my iPod and have a lot of my favorite songs. Which BTW, makes a great reward. I love to reward myself with new music when I find I am incorporating a new goal into my life. As an example, I decided in January I was going to exercise at least 3 mornings each week. I am not a morning person but really needed a way to get in more activity and morning was the only time left. It is working! I am going to wait a bit longer and then get a new album on Amazon ($5 albums are a great deal!)

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KOBER9999 3/1/2010 9:56AM

    What ever you do - DO GET DISCOURAGED! Your body will adjust, if you give it time to recover. G r a d u a l l y work onto more time in your workout!

Suggested goal for March.
I'm a numbers person so... I got started by walking a loop around our neighborhood cemetery (they encourage walkers). One loop is about .9 mile. My son would take a stop watch along and I would try to beat my last time. Eventually I worked up to 2 loops and then 3 loops. Then I got the courage to venture out onto sidewalks around town. That's how I got into Power Walking, which I credit to most of my weight loss.

Try to walk around campus in less time (faster) eventually work up to more mileage (further).

Keep Sparking - You're doing GREAT!

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MUGGLE_MOM 3/1/2010 7:49AM

    Happy Monday and Happy March 1st!

Great job getting your first bout of cardio in today. It looks like its going to be a nice day so walking around campus will most likely be a nice diversion from the mundane at the office.

For me, its not unusual to have days where my body just says 'not up for it today'. Don't get discouraged. Your body is probably just getting used to all the great things that you're doing for it. You'll be back to more Richard time in no time!

Great attitude! You totally Rock!
I hope that you find a challenge that really works for you!

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DATARN 3/1/2010 7:07AM

    That was an awesome way to start the day. I know I fizzle quicker in the mornings - so I'm an evening or afternoon exerciser. I just don't have the umph in the am's. Good job!

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NAKIOMA 3/1/2010 6:06AM

    If you have a portable CD player they make some wonderful walking tapes. Certain ones are geared to get your heart rate up to a certain speed and keep it there. Because of the beat they tend to keep you walking at a brisk pace and you hardly even notice all the calories you're burning off.......

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FILLEYSGIRL 3/1/2010 5:54AM

    Glad that you gave your work out what you could and recognize that you need more. Maybe a challenge could be that you will increase your workouts gradually by 10 min per week?!?!? Slow but steady wins the race!!! emoticon

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Doing Cartwheels!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I'm doing cartwheels across the lawn! (well virtually for now --- cause we still a yard full of snow -- and because I've never done a cartwheel. One day, though, I will do cartwheels. For now, I am spinning in delight in my mind. :)

I weighed in this a.m. --- and saw that I lost 4.4 lbs. WOO HOO!

I am so happy with my behavior - in eating - tracking points - working on regularly and consistently exercising. I remind myself that the behavior is the reward and that is also what I am celebrating. IN the past, I focused far too much on the numbers and derailed myself when I could not budge past 70 lbs lost and the scale went right back up again. I had a trainer who stopped talking to me because I gained the weight back. How's that for a good attitude?! Ha! Anyway, I digress. That was all in the past - and my future includes a leaner, healthier me --- who is currently brimming with self confidence!

Doo dah! Doo Dah!

Thanks for celebrating my happy dance day with me. :)

I am in the groove and I am doing it!

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DJS-DEBBIE 2/28/2010 9:05PM

    Wow, that is fantastic!

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YESITSDEB 2/28/2010 8:25PM

    OUTSTANDING! You don't need a trainer with attitude - you have enough attitude of your own (positive) and tons of spark friends. emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 2/28/2010 8:03PM

    emoticon That is totally awesome! I'm doing the happy dance for you!

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MUGGLE_MOM 2/28/2010 7:09PM

What a great accomplishment!
I am so excited for you!!!!

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PINKNFITCARLA 2/28/2010 3:05PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Congrats on your loss!

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KOBER9999 2/28/2010 10:58AM

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Keep up the Great Work.
Gotta Move It to Lose It!
Spark On!

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GRANDMAAMIE 2/28/2010 10:30AM

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SUNNYDJ1971 2/28/2010 10:17AM

    Way to go! Good job! I love your attitude! I am so happy for you! It can be so hard to lose those stubborn pounds and you lot 4 of them! You are the Bomb! Keep up the great work!

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MOOTWO 2/28/2010 10:00AM

    For lack of better words Kick A**!
This week was more like a one pound loss for ME but it is a happy pound, and still heading in the right direction. I'll happily add my virtual cartwheels and a pat of encouragement. Keep up the great work!

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