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Dream a Little Dream

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I sat down on a two-seater on a train and there was room to spare between me and the gent next to me. Noticeable room. No longer the squish yourself in, try not to get noticed, please don't sigh and be obvious to show that I am probably crushing you and you want to move your seat, or you get up and do.

No, there was room, and I could feel it and not just experience if with a look. It was a feeling. Air space. And then a surprise happened. I woke up. It was a dream, but it was one of those it felt so vivid and real to me that I was not quite tethered to earth. It felt like I was sitting there, and I had room to spare.

So what that it was a dream. Well, maybe not so much of a dream, but a premonition. It is a sign of things to come. It is an indelible memory etched in my brain. Now that I believe it, I am going to make it happen.

  
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RNVICKI 2/27/2013 11:11AM

    I am sure it is a dream that you can make happen. You felt it in your heart.

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DOODIE59 2/24/2013 4:38PM

    Sometimes dreams are there to let you see the way. To believe it's possible -- to feel it. High level athletes use visualization all the time. You have to "picture" it happening, to be able to put the process in gear. Great dream!
Deirdre

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_KATHY 2/24/2013 12:16PM

    It's going to happen! ! And it will be fabulous!

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1STARVINGARTIST 2/24/2013 11:44AM

    Keep dreaming and you will do it!! It can be done!
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NOTABOUTHEFACE 2/24/2013 10:11AM

    Turn that dream into reality girl!

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MRNOTABOUTFACE 2/24/2013 10:03AM

    Great dream! I know it will come true. You're ready!

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DIFROMWYOMING 2/23/2013 11:31PM

    I like what norwoodgirl said- a vision, not a dream.
Go for it!

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FELINEBETTER 2/23/2013 11:13PM

    I can relate! A true target to aim for! You'll get there. Keep your eye on the prize!

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CARRAND 2/23/2013 7:49PM

    You can do it!

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DOVESEYES 2/23/2013 6:41PM

    I agree, a taste of things to come. You will get there and beyond.
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BRADIA 2/23/2013 6:07PM

    believe and you shall see

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SUNNYHOUSEWIFE 2/23/2013 4:41PM

    Excellent! A dream like that can only mean you're on you way to making it a reality!

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NORWOODGIRL 2/23/2013 4:31PM

    Not a dream, but a vision of the future. I'll be waiting to hear it come true!

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SARAWALKS 2/23/2013 4:05PM

    That's super, Mickey! Dreams DO come true and I am betting this one is in your future! emoticon emoticon

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HANDYV 2/23/2013 3:50PM

    emoticon soon it will be a reality. We all dream.

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DAWN14163 2/23/2013 3:21PM

    Follow your dreams xx

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PAMLICO-DAZE 2/23/2013 3:16PM

    May all your dreams come true!

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The Most Exhilarating 5 Seconds Ever!

Friday, February 22, 2013

There is only one way to describe my morning: exhilarating, especially this one tiny little piece.

If you have read my last blog, you know I sprained my knee and I have been struggling a bit while walking around. In the short term, I have a cane which is helping, along with some meds, and a knee brace (which will be part of tomorrow's experiment and no doubt, the subject of another blog.) emoticon

YESTERDAY, I didn't think I was going to have enough time during the allotted traffic signal when it was my legal time to walk. I felt like I was pushing it to make it across the street in the time before the "walk" went to "don't walk" and even then it was a barely-made-it moment. whew.

TODAY, I still felt the need to push but when I crossed to the other side, I had a full 5 seconds to spare on the clock. Happy dance! Those 5 seconds felt like an eternity, no flashing signal, admonishing me on, just 5 free seconds. It was a moment of glory.

The remainder of the day has not being without its pain and strain on the leg, and the realization that I am not ready for strenuous walking just yet, but it does give me a fair amount of hope that it will be coming, and I will be ready. After all, I had 5 seconds to spare!

  
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BRADIA 2/25/2013 10:57AM

    Have a beautiful week and stay controlling your movements.

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CARRAND 2/23/2013 8:06PM

    Good for you! I remember how I felt when I was recovering from surgery and was trying to walk to my favorite coffee shop. Somebody actually honked at me one time for crossing the road slowly.

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_KATHY 2/23/2013 12:40PM

    I love hearing about your journey in self discovery and taking care of yourself!
Hugs

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NICOLERZ 2/23/2013 10:05AM

    That's awesome!

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MICKEYH 2/22/2013 11:52PM

    Hope your knee will heal soon. You are always in my prayer. Take care.
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SPSPSP1 2/22/2013 11:33PM

    Slow and steady wins the race! :-D

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Humbling

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I've never been speedy gonzalez, but I feel like it this morning. A few days ago, I sprained my knee and my activity plummeted. When I had to go to work, my walking was either excruciatingly slow or an over pronounced limp. Not pretty at best, but frustrating, woeful and hard not to feel depressed about it. What I kept thinking about though, was one of my friends who broke his leg a couple of YEARS ago and is still going through surgeries and rehab stints. I thought about soldiers who lost their legs and would give one minute to be where I am. In the house, it was not much better, and even yesterday I thought about folks who get trapped in their house because of fear. I was afraid to walk down the steps to leave my house, but I braced myself against the door and the siding on the house and managed to get out. (and miraculously in!)

This morning when I left the house, I stood on the front steps until the neighbors drove away. I did my best to look like I was waiting for someone. ha! When I got enough courage to go, (and it was freezing cold!), I did it with the help of a cane and holding onto the bush and it was so much better than yesterday.

That is how progress feels! It takes over you and when you realize it is so much better than the last time you did it, it is like a tail waggin' (if I had a tail), whoop whoop hollerin' feeling that takes a hold inside of you and you want to SHOUT YESSSSSSSS!!! I DID IT!!!!!!!

It is humbling to take a few baby steps, quite literally, and then feel free enough to walk a few steps. It reminded me to not lean on my power, but to share it with my higher power and continue to believe and improve. This was one of those life changing moments I had this morning on my steps! Yes, you can improve. Yes, you can make progress, and pardon the pun, but I am doing it one little baby step at a time!!!!!!

HURRAH!

  
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BRADIA 2/28/2013 11:06AM

    I like it so much looking at your positive attitude.
Congratulations.


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CARRAND 2/23/2013 8:41PM

    You're making progress. You can do it!

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1STARVINGARTIST 2/22/2013 12:25PM

    It is really wonderful how you see the positive in this situation. You are doing so well; keep on going! You will recover before you know it! Congratulations!
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BLITZEN40 2/22/2013 2:13AM

    Way to go getting out and about! Stairs are definitely the trickiest when knee trouble happens. Wishing you a speedy recovery on the sprain! emoticon

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NICOLERZ 2/21/2013 8:49PM

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NORWOODGIRL 2/20/2013 9:52PM

    Great point! Good personal observation. Thanks for sharing - and be careful with that knee. No ballet or high jumps until it is better! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 2/20/2013 7:38PM

    Thanks for posting this you have a wonderful way of expressing your self , it was like I was there with you. Perfectly true, one step at a time.

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DOODIE59 2/20/2013 7:02PM

    Aw, I'm sorry to hear about your knee:( But as usual, you turn this into a motivational tale -- thanks for sharing, and for reminding us that we are fortunate and to remember that the glass is half full. At least half full.
Deirdre

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MICKEYH 2/20/2013 6:25PM

    Sorry to hear you've sprained your leg. Please, take car. Fo proud of your courage to go out side and you've made it !! Hope your leg will heal as soon as possible. Take care.

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MGAL76 2/20/2013 10:34AM

    Keep up the wonderful work girl! emoticon

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LINTPICKER 2/20/2013 10:19AM

    It is always a matter of perspective!

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DIFROMWYOMING 2/20/2013 9:44AM

    You're so right, Mar. The alternative to hobbling along slowly and gaining momentum is to stop trying and lose the ability to walk at all- which is not much of an alternative. Looking on the bright side can bring some sunshine to a day. Love you lady, please take care and don't push too much. emoticon

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FUZZIEBEAR3 2/20/2013 9:39AM

    Whoop Whoop, congrats on a small victory, and keep improving every day!


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MAVERICK59 2/20/2013 8:27AM

    I am glad it is getting easier for you my friend.
Take it slow, don't over do.

Hugs,
Belinda

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_KATHY 2/20/2013 8:27AM

    If I had a tail, it would be waggin' for you as well! Yesssssss YOU DID IT. Plus... you reminded me to be more aware and grateful for things I CAN do now as well.
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Kathy

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All Important

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I am reminded of this key to my success every single day. For me, there is no greater lesson, and one I have to learn over and over again ---- than loving myself. When I love myself, I respect myself enough to call myself out when I am off kilter, or giving into bad choices, because it seems easier at the time.

"Seems easier" like grabbing whatever without thought and putting it in mouth, does not take into account, how that so-called morsel will end up detracting me from my goals, adding fat to an already extended belly, more wearing and tearing of my joints, and worse yet how it chips away at my self esteem for not being courageous enough to stick to it just for me.

Victory is mine when I take ACTION, no matter how small it might be or seem to plant steps in the right direction and I will get to admire my growth in a good way!

Here is the tiny path that I am following now. I am not eating a daily scone for breakfast. Some days, I am still going to have them, but I did not today, and I did not yesterday, and slowly, ever so slowly I am flexing my muscles to do more, bigger, and better, and above all, to believe in myself that I am worthy, capable and by gosh, I am going to do it, even if it is just pushing away one scone at a time.

  
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SWEETNHOT 2/19/2013 9:09AM

    So true, our bodies are what carries our soul. And our souls are perfect. Our minds are the strongest part of us,and what we believe is what we are. emoticon

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BRADIA 2/18/2013 11:55AM

    Scones are soo good but so high in calories that I am glad you are not eatin them daily. Thay way you have a lot of room for many other things to eat,
Keep up the good work.



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NICOLERZ 2/16/2013 11:28PM

    The little things add up!

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GOOSIEMOON 2/15/2013 2:05PM

    You can do this and you are worth the effort that it takes! emoticon

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CHALLENGEME4 2/15/2013 1:05PM

    Good job

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RAINBOWFALLS 2/15/2013 6:33AM

    emoticon That's the spirit!

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BLITZEN40 2/14/2013 11:45PM

    You're on the right path! emoticon

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MAVERICK59 2/14/2013 8:21PM

    Exactly!!!
Every tiny change adds up to big losses!

Hugs,
Belinda emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 2/14/2013 10:14AM

    Your determination and grit are shining through! emoticon

Happy Valentine's Day!

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You are so worth taking care of!!

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MICKEYH 2/14/2013 7:22AM

    emoticon I am so proud of you !! Happy Valentine's day!! emoticon

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COPEMA 2/13/2013 11:36PM

    Hi Mary!

Great blog! You are a beautiful person inside and out! Always remember that! I know you will reach your goal, just keep loving yourself! We love you too!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Marsha

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    I love this it is so true keep up the good work emoticon

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Victory!

Monday, February 11, 2013

I planned last night for 2 pieces of pizza. I ate them. I enjoyed them, mostly. The crust was a little sturdy, but still mostly enjoyable. And then I stopped. I think I threw hubby for a loop by just having those two slices. Nope. I planned for two and that's just what I am having.

Victory!

Every night is not a 2-slice night, but there is victory in progress!

What are you doing for yourself that gives you a little victory, sparkies?

  
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NICOLERZ 2/16/2013 11:31PM

    Way to Go! It's hard stopping at just two slices of pizza!

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FELINEBETTER 2/15/2013 10:24AM

    Well done! I can see why you've been voted a motivational page! Very inspiring!
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IMEMINE1 2/15/2013 6:33AM

    Good for you. I am staying off fries and potato chips.Doing a 40 day streak. emoticon

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MSHOPPER63 2/13/2013 8:35PM

    Woohoo Mickey so proud of you girl emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 2/12/2013 4:12PM

    emoticon Pizza is one of my favorite meals. Great job on setting a goal and sticking with it! emoticon

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CTURCOTTE 2/12/2013 1:51PM

    Great job!
I would have to say my set my mind has to be worked on.
I keep trying thats my mini sucess!

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BRADIA 2/12/2013 9:33AM

    My everyday victory is to track my meals and measure all my food portions.
Congratulations on your two slices of pizza, I understand it could have been more. I personally do not care much about pizza, but all kind of tacos make me fail my compromises.
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MAVERICK59 2/12/2013 8:50AM

    Excellent self control.
You first saw it happening in your mind and then you made it happen.
Thoughts are powerful.
Great NSV!!!!

Belinda

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MICKEYH 2/12/2013 12:35AM

    If I can have 2 slices, I would cut them in the middle and eat 4 slices !! emoticon
Great job !!

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MAMADWARF 2/11/2013 11:39PM

    Excellent...I'm proud of you!!!

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DIFROMWYOMING 2/11/2013 10:56PM

    Woohoo Mar! Good job.
Today I avoided buying ANY of my trigger foods despite shopping when hungry!
That makes it easier to not eat them...
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_KATHY 2/11/2013 6:28PM

    I am impressed ! :) Planning and succeeding in a plan makes those pleasure centers in the brain happy too!

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NORWOODGIRL 2/11/2013 2:21PM

    Now that was a plan! Well thought out and even better - well executed! emoticon

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ATTACKFATCAT 2/11/2013 11:06AM

    Like you said, every night may not be a 2-slice night, but enjoy the victory when you do have one. Keep them up and 2-slice nights will become the norm before you know it!
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RANDOMLY_HONEST 2/11/2013 10:48AM

    Great job! All those little victories add up!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 2/11/2013 9:50AM

    Good on ya girl!!

Last night I had the Mr take back some Easter candy he brought home that completely threw me for a loop.

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JESSBOND 2/11/2013 9:34AM

    That's great!!! Pizza is my biggest weakness. I hope to do that well next time I have a pizza night!
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CARRAND 2/11/2013 9:23AM

    Good for you! Planning and executing good eating habits is the secret. Sometimes I'm better at it than others.

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/11/2013 9:15AM

    WOW that is so awesome !! Doesn't it feel great to be in control ? It will enpower you to do so MUCH more !!!!

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63KEEPONGOING 2/11/2013 8:53AM

  Great job! to be able to plan and not go overboard. I am not at that point yet where I could eat my missed pizza! I would indulge and maybe not return. (unsure).
I do go to the steak house for steak, baked potato and salad. I look forward to this every few days.

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DEAE82861 2/11/2013 8:51AM

  Good for you! Keep it up!

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MJRVIC2000 2/11/2013 8:50AM

    Small victories will lead us to greater victories...You are on Your way! Don't forget to Thank God! In His Grace! Vic.

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WALLINMW 2/11/2013 8:49AM

  I can't so no to pizza. Keep blogging!

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DOODIE59 2/11/2013 8:48AM

    That is definitely a victory! Follow the plan, and you'll get results. I find thinking about what I'm eating while I chew really helps me appreciate not just the food, but the amount and the reasons why I'm eating it. ... Mindful eating:)
Hugs to you,
Deirdre

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