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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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Going, going,...gone

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I can't wait to keep my walking streak alive today. I've hit my 10,000 goal 3 times in the last week, including yesterday's 13,000 mark. The walking will help me corral my eating also. Once I am seeing payoffs in my energy from better movement: improved circulation, less labored breathing, more pep in my step, it will encourage me to do better and better. That is what is helping propel myself forward.

This morning, I woke up feeling psyched! I am happy to go for a walk and happy I can be at home today. I am starting to feel good in my own skin again and it is a peaceful relaxed feeling. I am losing my fear. YAY!!!!

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KOBER9999 4/11/2010 2:13PM

    I just love exercise highs!
They seem to last for hours after the exercise is done.
Congrats on reaching the 10,000 steps (x3).
You are doing an awesome job.
Keep Sparking!
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JESSBOND 4/11/2010 1:09PM

    That is great!
Keep it up, girl!
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DJS-DEBBIE 4/11/2010 12:44PM

    That is so awesome!
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DATARN 4/11/2010 11:58AM

    So good to hear the excitement. I too can't wait to get to it today - and get to ride my new bike!!! YAY.!
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BORTEI 4/11/2010 11:15AM

    I am so very pleased for you. Continued success in all that you do!

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Best Wishes,

Meg

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TEACHEROF4TH 4/11/2010 10:36AM

    You are doing GREAT my friend! Good for you! You blog just overflowed with positive energy and motivation! Keep it going!

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DONNAEDA 4/11/2010 10:16AM

    awesome your accomplishments do not go un-noticed.

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REDWITCH78 4/11/2010 9:00AM

    It is great when you get to the point when you can hardly wait to get out and walk again. Remember this feeling. You are doing awesome! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 4/11/2010 8:43AM

    So happy for you! Keep stepping!

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KARENBL 4/11/2010 8:29AM

    Isn't it amazing how good a little exercise can make us feel!! As a life long non-exerciser I'm always surprised when I find myself enjoying it. ;)

Keep up the great work.

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POKERDONK 4/11/2010 8:17AM

    emoticon Keep it up!

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It Wasn't on sale

Saturday, April 10, 2010

HA! I went shopping with my sister today! It was great! I bought a necklace, (not on sale), hand cream and soap, not on sale, and an earring tree to display earrings I make (and will one day sell). I saw a great outfit in a window, and basically ordered my sister to try it on, got a sales girl to round up the items in her size to try on, and guess what! she loved it!!!! It was the best bday gift I ever got her I think. It looked beautiful. I felt good. I could afford it (I'd saved) and well you remember the flowers from yesterday.....

and on top of all of this retail therapy, I walked 13000 steps plus today!
Let's hear it for the mall! WOO HOO!!!

  
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JESSBOND 4/11/2010 1:10PM

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JOKNOWS 4/11/2010 5:19AM

    What could be a better day -- sister bonding & exercising. emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/10/2010 11:18PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day!

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LOVEYORKIES 4/10/2010 10:05PM

    How fun!!! It must have felt so good to get your sister something that looked fabulous on her. What a wonderful sister you are!! emoticon

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KIYOSHI04 4/10/2010 9:07PM

    wow great job on the walking!!!! and the getting good stuff, even if it wasnt on sale!

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SLPUCKETT 4/10/2010 8:48PM

    Sounds like you had a fun time!

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Sweet Smell of Success

Friday, April 09, 2010

Here's a thank you gift to myself! I loved that I just walked (which oddly felt like "nothing"....it used to feel like such a chore and project) --- and picked the destination of a flower shop. I went and selected the flowers that I liked best including the palest purple roses I've ever seen, some ivory roses, some gerbera daisies and some random purple things. Maybe it's something in the lilac family? There was a posted quiz up on the chalkboard that asked for the 3 most popular flowers in the US - and you could win a 10% discount. SCORE! I didn't hit it exactly, but the florist said I have been the closest by far. :) Woot!



Woo hoo!!!

p.s. it ain't tulips. :)

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 4/10/2010 7:13AM

    I love flowers, too, especially purple ones. Lilacs are my favorite.

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JESSBOND 4/9/2010 6:05PM

    That is awesome! I love flowers too! So pretty!
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CS4JWS 4/9/2010 4:43PM

  what a beautiful gift! Congratulations on your progress!

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MUGGLE_MOM 4/9/2010 3:55PM

    You are soooo COOL!!!!!

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DATARN 4/9/2010 2:20PM

    That is a GREAT IDEA!!! Happy Friday!
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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 4/9/2010 11:47AM

    That is a wonderful gift to yourself and the fact that you walked there and now it is not a chore is the best thing of all. Your doing so amazing, keep up the good work!!!

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YESITSDEB 4/9/2010 11:39AM

    You deserved these! Beautiful.

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LOOZINITNOW 4/9/2010 11:28AM

    Gorgeous! emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 4/9/2010 11:25AM

    They are beautiful! I love flowers in the spring. They bring such renewal to my heart. emoticon emoticon

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Progress not Perfection

Friday, April 09, 2010

I've made excellent progress this week --- walking most days, and that will continue on this weekend. I am starting to see more of my warrior spirit re-emerge. I think I'd forgotten how strong I can be, and let so many things chip away at my spirit until I gave up for so long.

That era is over. Come what may, I will stand strong and be able to defend my needs and be the person I was meant to be. I can't believe that I let myself get that down over stupid things. Geeeeeez! I really needed a long time to break out of that. Truth is that is hurt so much, that I could not believe it happened to me.
But now, I am finally seeing past it.

Here's to shaking yourself off, dusting off your shoulders and getting back in the game. There was a time when I didn't think I was worth it, and then I stopped that thinking. I let myself fall back into that trap when life's little problems seemed overwhelming and insurmountable.

It's all right to take reality breaks, and it's all right to forgive yourself for making mistakes. It's also a fact that other people are going to let us down, and sometimes we're not going to be able to get over the things they have done. I realize this now. All that being said, it does not negate the responsibility I have to myself in taking care of myself.

So this is the line in the sand for me, for what I am willing to do to put myself first and make changes. I am putting my sneakers back on and going outside for a 20 minute walk. I don't care if it is raining a bit. I am going outside anyway. :)
I think I will walk down to the flower store and buy myself some flowers.

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest! Let's make it a great day!

  
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JESSBOND 4/9/2010 6:13PM

    That is the spirit!
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  emoticon Awesome attitude, always put yourself first!

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    emoticon attitude! I have walked in the rain before and found out that I don't melt! Who knew?? LOL! emoticon

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    You're in the positive attitude zone! emoticon

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FOREVERBT 4/9/2010 10:02AM

    I can feel your strength

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JOKNOWS 4/9/2010 10:00AM

    Enjoy the flowers! Love the new warrior MickeyMax. She's emoticon

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JOKNOWS 4/9/2010 9:59AM

    Enjoy the flowers! Love the new warrior MickeyMax. She's emoticon

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DONNAEDA 4/9/2010 9:54AM

    What a wonderful attitude. You are putting yourself first and that is a good thing. You are evolving into a beautiful healthy woman. You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MUGGLE_MOM 4/9/2010 9:51AM

    You are sooo worth it.

Congrats on "shaking yourself off, dusting off your shoulders and getting back in the game".

You deserve it!

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