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Pamper time

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I got a phone call today. I had entered a contest a couple weeks ago -- and I was one of two people who won.

A pampering session up in London. I get to take a friend with me and we'll have 4 hours for a bit of pampering, plus a beauty make over - hair and make up, plus a photoshoot.

We each need to bring 3 outfits with us to be photographed in.

I am really excited about all this. It's going to be so much fun. emoticon

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LIZETH87 2/16/2009 1:17PM

    thats awesome!! so happy for you !!

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MINDHORIZON 2/13/2009 10:49PM

    Oh, that sounds like a lot of fun!

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Spark points

Thursday, February 12, 2009

This is going to sound strange, but I think one of the stumbling blocks I am coming across in trying to stay motivated is one of the main things used to motivate people here at SP. Gaining Spark Points.

Instead of focusing on where I am and what I need to be doing, I find myself focusing on the points and wanting to get more and more of them.

Yeah, but that's the idea. You're motiviated to get points so you keep doing the things you need to do to earn them. But, it seems to have an opposite effect for me. I found this last time when I disappeared off for a few months, and I am finding myself getting caught up in the same mind set again now.

So, from this point forward, I will not be going out of my way to find things to gain points for. If this means not joining team goals, so be it. I am going to start by reviewing everything I have in my goals list and getting rid of those things that are not fully relevent to the goal and tasks I have set for myself below. It's a 5 year plan.

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WORKTHEGOAL 2/12/2009 4:21PM

    Spark points can be addictive but its surprising how you still get them even when you're not looking for them! Just stick to your workout routines etc and the points will add up!!

At least that way you KNOW you have EARNED them and not 'cheated'!! emoticon

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DEMURALIST 2/12/2009 8:40AM

    that is interesting. For some reason my computer won't let me spin the spark wheel anymore. It drove me crazy for a few days, then I thought get a grip, what is the big deal with the points anyway. It would be different if you could gain points for setting your own goals, but just for clicking on the word spin. Congrats for recognizing a past stumble and correcting it before it got out of hand. Chris

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

While taking my son to school, I was actually able to do a slow run with him for short bursts. Maybe 50 feet at a time.


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DEMURALIST 2/11/2009 7:31PM

    YEAH, proud and jealous.

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MINDHORIZON 2/11/2009 12:36PM

    Good job multitasking your exercise with something you had to do anyway! And your son got some activity, too!
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Making a plan

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Last night I went to a governor training course on being a better governor. It looked at what makes a good governing body, what makes an outstanding governing body, and what governors can do to make their school an outstanding school. For those outside the UK, the school governing body is like a school board or the board of education.

One thing that was emphasized in this course was the absolute need for schools to be looking ahead. It isn't enough to have a plan for what you want the school to achieve in the next term or the next year. You have to be looking forward at least 5 years.

Beyond that, you have to know what you need to do to achieve those goals.

I have taken that into my own life now. And written my 5 year plan to achieving better health and fitness.

5 year goal Be a size 12.

1) Follow Paul McKenna 4 Golden Rules
a) Eat when I am hungry
i) Use Hunger scale to identify what my level of hunger is
ii) Use tapping to help me learn to recognise when I am hungry
b) Eat what I want
c) Eat consciously
i) Eat slowly
ii) Eat away from distractions
iii) Smell the food before each bite
iv) Chew food at least 20 times
v) Wait 30 seconds between bits
vi) Put fork down between bites
d) Stop when I am no longer hungry
i) Stop to ask myself if I am still hungry after every 5 bites
ii) Pay attention to my breathing
iii) Stop when I begin to feel that I have had enough.

2) Take care of my entire body
a) Walk 15 minutes 5 times a week
b) Do WW Move More DVD 30 minutes X 3 times a week
c) Go to bed by 10PM, or when I begin to feel tired in the evening.
d) Get out of bed at 5:30 to allow time for meditation and exercise
e) Daily review of affirmations and positives each morning

3) Practice being in my body
a) Tapping
b) Visualisation
c) Paying attention to the sensations in different parts of my body
d) Morning meditation
i) Reiki principles
ii) Manifestation wall
iii) Review this plan
e) Listen to McKenna CD 5 evenings a week, minimum.

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EMMHON 2/10/2009 2:26PM

    excellent my lovely!!!

Am here for you every step of the way!

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MINDHORIZON 2/10/2009 2:13PM

    What a great plan for mindful eating and body care!

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SHARBABY123 2/10/2009 9:48AM

    Great plan! You will achieve success!

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SEXYSMILE 2/10/2009 7:24AM

    Im making notes, I am always open to others suggestions.. that shows you're a smart person!

Love that you're a witch, I am a metaphysical researcher, hypnotist, past life regressionist.. etc etc etc

Had many wiccan/celtic/druid lifetimes. I only mention this to you, as you would know what it all means and be open to it!

Nice meeting u!

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An open letter to me fat

Monday, February 09, 2009

I believe this is one of the things the amulets were telling me I needed to do.

An open letter to my fat:

Thank you for being with me and taking care of me for most of my life. I still do not know why I needed you, but you were here for me, and for that I am grateful.

It is now the time, though, to tell you goodbye. I am not the person I was who needed protecting back then. I have grown stronger. I am surrounded by people who love and support me.

I do not need to isolate myself from the world any more; I do not need to keep people away from me. I have ways to calm myself and shield myself now that are healthier for me.

I now know that the empty feelings within me that I was using you to fill had nothing to do with eating food. I need that space to be filled with love and acceptance. I now have people around me who give me the love and acceptance I never received as a child. I now am able to give myself that love and acceptance.

I thank you now for being here for me. I bid you farewell. Go in peace.


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SUE_2U 2/9/2009 6:24PM

    whoa... this just struck a cord in me. Pure resonance... I have goosebumps!
Thank you for writing this. I need to do this, too.

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LET_GO 2/9/2009 11:17AM

    bye bye fat . . . emoticon

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MINDHORIZON 2/9/2009 9:35AM

    Your amulets told you to write that? They are very wise!

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EMMHON 2/9/2009 9:29AM

    very good - now we are going to get rid of it!

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