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Monday blues

Monday, December 05, 2011

Neither hubs nor I wanted the weekend to end, so we both stayed up too late, then couldn't sleep, and so I'm 3 hours late getting up. On the plus side, it means I got my 8 hours. But it also means I'm in my wake-up-with-Spark phase when I should alread be through that and finishing up my workout phase of the day.

Well, I have no appointments today, so I'm just moving everything back a little. But tomorrow morning I must rouse myself at that first alarm!

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COLEENCOLE 12/5/2011 5:39PM

    That is the spirit.

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BLUE42DOWN 12/5/2011 1:06PM

    Usually that's how my weekends go. Having to be at work on Monday means when I'm foolishly up three hours later than I should be (... guilty), I lose that sleep until I either crash early or sleep in on the next weekend.

On the plus side? You're not using it as an excuse to not do things.


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JILLITA55 12/5/2011 9:40AM

    Sparking is the first thing I do in the morning along with my black coffee

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A weekend off from working

Sunday, December 04, 2011

I finished a humungous work contract on Friday, and decided that I would not, under any circumstances, be doing any work this weekend. It's been quite lovely.

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COLEENCOLE 12/4/2011 5:10PM

    Nice break. So what are you doing with your time?

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SUGARSMOM2 12/4/2011 2:09PM

  we all need some down time . enjoy while you can .

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MARIE405 12/4/2011 12:31PM

    That is right take the weekend for you. emoticon

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EUPHRATES 12/4/2011 10:59AM

    And well deserved!

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Commitment in the fridge

Thursday, December 01, 2011

I grew up in a family where the only vegetables were canned, and the only leafy greens was iceberg lettuce. So I'm still struggling wit getting more fresh veg and leaves into my life.

Today and the grocery store, I decided that I'd just take the plunge. I bought swiss chard and kale and figured that I'd find recipes for them. I also bought lots of other veggies. I'm committed to getting that part of my eating up to where it needs to be.

Of course, now I'm completely intimidated by my purchases, and relieved that we have plenty of my turkey soup leftover for today!

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EUPHRATES 12/1/2011 5:04PM

    Do a search on the spark-recipes site. :) It's save me any number of times when I've forgotten to update/customize my organic produce delivery order and end up with something I have no idea what to do with.

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JLHUMMEL13 12/1/2011 3:54PM

    Bleh, I eat A LOT of vegetables but Kale and Chard are not my favorites! LOL Try this website for awesome recipes http://www.epicurious.com/

It's a "vegetarian" website but many of them you can easily add meat to with no problem. I personally LOVE vegetarian meals but also eat meat. They also have normal ingredients that most people can find at their normal grocery store. Try them, they're good!

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MISSG180 12/1/2011 1:27PM

    We don't, but an Earth Fare is opening only a block away from us next week. I'm very excited!

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JAMES731 12/1/2011 12:07PM

    Haha, I am with you! i have never cooked with Chard or Kale. One thing you may want to try and see if they have in your area is bountiful baskets. I won't endorce them here, of course, but I have been buying my produce from them. It is organic and cooperative.
Other than that, here is to you and your path to fresh veggie cooking. emoticon

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

At last hubby can't resist the Christmas movies anymore! We aren't going to be home for Christmas, so no tree for us, and I have a huge project at work so probably not going to decorate. But Christmas movies always put me in the mood.

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EUPHRATES 12/1/2011 5:02PM

    Me too - I always break out Muppet Christmas Carol when I put up our tree (our teeny little tree). LOL

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COLEENCOLE 12/1/2011 8:53AM

    Can't you decorate just a little.

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Stumbles don't have to be falls

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I missed my Monday workout. I couldn't sleep Sunday night, so didn't get up early enough on Minday, and the whole day was filled with work and then company in the evening.

Then Tuesday morning I overslept because I'd forgotten to set my alarm clock. My body was grateful for the extra rest, but it meant that my whole schedule was thrown off. Because my schedule is that I get up early enough to wake up with Spark People, then I work out, then I get to work. And now it was past the time when I was supposed to be into the "get to work" part of the day, and here I was just staggering out of bed.

Earlier this year, this would have been my "giving up" trigger. My workout schedule for the past year is riddled with short bursts of actually doing something, followed by weeks and weeks of no activity at all. And for a moment I felt resignation, and that little voice in the back of my head said, "aw, you can just try again tomorrow."

But I have learned: "tomorrow" is my enemy. Because it never really gets here. I can't do a thing with tomorrow; I can only work with today. And every today I let things slide is a day that might send me back down that slope. There are going to be "todays" where things are out of control - like Monday, when I had appointments and couldn't shuffle my schedule. I'm not going to beat myself up over a day like that; sometimes they happen.

But Tuesday was a flexible day, and just because I was starting late didn't mean that all was lost. So I pulled myself up short, tied on my shoes, and got that workout in.

Today, I'm up on time, and as soon I finish and post this, I'm tying on those shoes and heading for my workout space. When the alarm went off this morning, there was no question about it. I didn't lose momentum after all. I'm still on track.

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EUPHRATES 12/1/2011 5:01PM

    Fantastic! Good for you!!!

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THOMS1 11/30/2011 9:44AM

    Looks like you have learned to cope with things not going as planned and instead of giving up you keep on going. That in itself will keep you going on your journey. emoticon

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MELLISOND 11/30/2011 9:05AM

    Congrats on sticking with your plan despite the stumble! emoticon

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COLEENCOLE 11/30/2011 8:56AM

    So right you are. I hope you keep up with that kind of thinking.

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