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Sharing the Load

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I told my husband that I am in the busiest time for me right now at work. Today and tomorrow are two big days at work, where I have to participate and do a lot of advance work to help make things go smoothly.

He is Mr. gung ho at getting FIOS installed in the house immediately. Not sure why it needs to be immediately. But, since he is on a tear, I told him ok --- but I just can't be around right now to help so he is pushing ahead and doing most of the prep stuff on his own. I feel bad about it, but I think that I shouldn't. I asked for more time, like couldn't we do it after vacation? but his postponement was from 4/3 to 4/17. Gee. Thanks. (I was visiting my sister last wknd).

I am praying that God lets me release my impatience and irritation about the whole scene. I know that everything will work out if I just let go and Let God.

Deep breaths!

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 4/15/2010 9:03PM

    Since he is the one in the hurry, let him do the prep work and don't feel bad about it!

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MICKEYMAX 4/15/2010 11:04AM

    FIOS is Fiber optic service from Verizon (our local phone company)


It will work out. I am taking a chill pill. And I appreciated the time and space to vent. :)

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STARRPARENT 4/15/2010 9:11AM

    I know it can be difficult. Praying the God will give you paitience!

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DONNAEDA 4/15/2010 9:02AM

    What are FIOS?

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MSDESERTRODENT 4/15/2010 8:55AM

    Isn't that just loads of fun when one person in the marriage is dead set to do this while the other wants to do that?
Like JOKNOWS said, comprimise is the key.
Just do what you need to do and let your hubby have his way.
In the future when your dead set on something just remember to remind hubby that you let him have his FIOS.

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JOKNOWS 4/15/2010 8:21AM

    Successfully juggling two people's needs and two people's desires is what makes a marriage, or any partnership for that matter, work. Yours is about work and important, while hubby's is really just about a desire, but he looks at it as no less important. Compromise is the key -- sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. As long as compromise doesn't become too lopsided, I mean one person always giving up what they need or want, I think it is the key to making things work. Good Luck and Deep Breaths.

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No eating in the car

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I was seeing my sister this past weekend and I had to clean out my car. For one, she gave it to me when she bought a new car. Since then, I've racked up 50,000 miles on it, maybe. Quite a lot in any case. I'm messy marvin. My trunk is still full of stuff. junk. junk. junk! But the inside doesn't look bad. There's not a lot of stuff in it currently.

Having cleaned it, I actually DECIDED to stop eating in my car. Sometimes, I eat breakfast on the way to work. Sometimes, I eat pieces of my lunch in the car, (for breakfast), or just plain snacking. Nope, no more eating the car. It will help the car to stay cleaner - and who does not feel better having a cleaner car when you have an unexpected lift to provide - or just even for yourself.

This morning, I stopped at WaWa for gas which normally has meant that I would go buy food from inside. Sometimes a bagel sandwich, or a sandwich from their refrigerated section, or a pretzel --- any number of things that by themselves are not so bad, but I would tend to eat them in larger quantities and often while driving in the car.

I just got gas today, and resisted the urge to go inside. I also had a little relaxation in the car where I told himself I would have a calm, safe, courteous commute and it all went so fast. Yay! The 25 miles to work flew by without aggravation and without extra calories! It was great!!!

I bought cottage cheese with pineapple for breakfast and ate it when I got here.

I am completely fine. Resisting the urge to eat in the car and the subsequent urge to stop at Wawa for something besides gas were averted today! YAY!

I've made some good strides (oh that pun was so intended!) in my walking habits recently and now it is time for my nutrition to follow suit. I know how to take care of biz, I just need to do it!!!!

Off to a great day!

And I am still soaking up the good bday wishes from yesterday! Thank you all! Six of my lovely graduating college seniors came in and decorated my office yesterday as a surprise for me! Streamers everywhere! You can't complain about kids like that. :)

Have a wonderful day!!!

  
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MSDESERTRODENT 4/15/2010 9:01AM

    Oh wow! Happy Belated Birthday!
And congrats on NOT eating in the car!

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KIMSTUTZ 4/14/2010 9:50AM

    congrats on a good decision AND another birthday! NOT eating in your car was on the list of ten things to not do by Dr. Oz. He has great tips and ideas on healthy eating and lifestyle changes. emoticon

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KOBER9999 4/13/2010 4:57PM

    I didn't know it was your Birthday!
Guess what...!!!
It was my birthday yesterday too!!!
What are the chances!?!

Anyway ...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!
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CS4JWS 4/13/2010 1:38PM

  Happy Belated Birthday to you!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/13/2010 1:01PM

    What an awesome choice you have made! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YESITSDEB 4/13/2010 11:04AM

    What a great decision! emoticon All these little steps you are taking are certainly adding up. Great job. Happy belated birthday. Sounds like it was a good one! emoticon

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BUZYBEEDEBRA 4/13/2010 10:24AM

    I am so WITH you... I had to clean out my mini-van (I have 4 kids) and let me tell you - I was stunned (and saddened) at the crumbs and junk food and fast food wrappers everywhere. I'm like 'if this is a snapshot of my life - it stinks'. I had not been eating that stuff, but my kids have been (and my husband). So I decided NO MORE food in the car at all. I also decided we'd only eat at the table. No more snacking on the couch or at the computer desk ... I'm only eating at a table - not in a car or anywhere else. You go girl - you rock!

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DATARN 4/13/2010 9:51AM

    Wow - we share a birthday!! Happy birthday belated!!!
Congrats on the awesome morning! May it continue to be an awesome successful day!!
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MINDYJ1 4/13/2010 9:45AM

    Sounds like you are doing great! emoticon

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 4/13/2010 9:30AM

    I think that is a great realization that if your eating in the car it might be things that are not planned as well. It is so important that we begin to treat food as nothing other than air or water, the other two things that keep us alive.

Your doing so well with the walking and now this. Keep up the good work, I am sure you are feeling so wonderful about yourself!!!

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PARKERB2 4/13/2010 9:06AM

    I tend to get chips when I go to the store and eat them on the way home. I get the Lays Light chips so I feel I'm doing a little good with them, HA HA. Got to give up that habit, too. Good luck to you on your weight loss journey. emoticon

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DMORRISON2 4/13/2010 8:59AM

  I try also not to eat in the car I used to be grsbbing slices of pizza or bags of chips and munching unconsciously. It saves alot of calories when you are focused on what you eat.

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MYBULLDOGS 4/13/2010 8:58AM

    eating in the car kills a diet. done it . bad deal.

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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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    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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