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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Well, I discovered several thing this week. Some good, some not so.

I rediscovered that I should never fear the unknown. I discovered this way back in 1992 in The Pentagon. How I forgot about that I'll never know! But I won't forget it again!

Then I thought I had left all my stress in The Pentagon in 2009. Today, I realized I am the one causing stress on myself! What the ....? I will make a strong effort not to do that again! One must not forget about the friendly fire and casualties it creates. I do believe I will look into correcting it with serious effort. I CAN fix this! I'm out!


Ups and Downs

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The highlight of my day was getting to pick up my granddaughter at school and taking her to a unique place for lunch. It's a restaurant and an indoor playground for kids. They have a Jungle Gym and a two level slide that is perfect for kids up to 5 or 6 to crawl all over. Gianna had Greek lemon chicken soup and a pita for lunch. That's all she wanted....beside a small cup of ice cream for dessert. I had a Gyro and a few bites of her ice cream she shared. :D I took her home to those people she lives with then did a short bit of shopping.

When I got home I did my strength training, my challenge, and some extra arm reps. I went outside and did 35 minutes of good pace walk which completed my daily.

Then I got emotionally upset and ended my day physically sick. So much for positive waves today. I'm out.


Have a Little Faith..

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tonight was an awakening of sorts. All day today, I was seriously stressing out about an annual meeting of our homeowners. Are you kidding me? I had been president of so many larger organizations in the past and "owned it!" Now I'm facing the homeowners. This is about protecting one's property investment. This was too close and too personal. This was about home. I had no idea what to expect.

An hour later, it had ended and I was feeling it. Why was I so stressed out? It was a rush. Maybe it was fear of new waters. I know that I will depend on the ability that I know I have.

We have the ability to champion any goal and achieve dreams. All we have to do is have a little faith in ourselves! Let's do this.

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RECIPE4ME 1/12/2011 12:15AM

    I know I underestimate myself often... I'm slowly learning that I have to have a little faith in myself. Thanks for the reminder.
Funny how sometimes we expect the worst, not so bad when we get there.

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"Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly!"

Monday, January 10, 2011

I just finished welcoming a bunch of new friends to SP. It's funny cause no matter whether it's virtual or not, I feel for all of you. We are here to learn to live healthy lives, to be where some of us have never been (me) or returning to what once was. I was very optimistic when I came on in Oct '10. I am the same way with every person I meet here. I want you to succeed. Just in the last 3 months, so many have just opened up and shared. I'll laugh, cry, and hurt depending on what I read. But it always, ends the same. I want to see VICTORY for everyone! Choose to win and commit to it.

Defy Gravity! If you haven't seen the musical Wicked, google "Defying Gravity." Listen to the song, read the lyrics then believe!

"...And you can't pull me down!"


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BEST_LIFE_NOW 1/13/2011 8:44AM

  Nice blog! I'm sure you make a lot of people feel so welcome! emoticon

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PMFISH 1/10/2011 8:38PM

    Amen!! Keep up the good work!


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Y'all should know...

Sunday, January 09, 2011

..you're definitely not alone!

I have had days when I start to find excuses not to go out and do my daily cardio walk. I come in and I really don't want to do my strength training. I go into the kitchen and I get frustrated because I have visions of what I would really love to have in my paws to devour. I go to a market, go down each aisle, and "lust from afar!" It gets nasty when I go to pick up my whole grain bread from the bakery section!

The word that would come up should I succumb to the temptations and the slacking is "weakness." I ain't playing that! The satisfaction of going through that BS mind game and surviving is a total high. Coming through the cardio, the exercise, and the healthy eating gives that special accomplishment that I stayed with it for all the right reasons! You better believe I feel good after surviving the real daily challenge. All of you should too! We are the winners! Stand tall!

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JOYCEMARIE9 1/10/2011 8:54AM

    Great blog I go through the same thing most days and you are right the high you feel when you finish keeps me coming back to do it again someday I hope it will become such a habit I will not have to go through this daily. Good luck and keep up the good work.

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