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Week in Review 10/20/2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

The numbers were better last week.
Steps: 86624/79876 Minutes: 1266/1043
Calories: 4511/3845 Miles: 23.11/15.99

The week's stress level was on overload, however. Most times, when the stress is like this, I will retain water. So...I am afraid to get on the scale. I am vowing to kick up my water intake and take more walks this week. My stress button was pushed hard enough to hurt. The person who pushed it is no longer someone I will be around. It's called human survival, I believe.

  
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MSLZZY 10/20/2014 9:51PM

    Sounds like what I am dealing with and in survival mode as well.

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AUNTALICE2 10/20/2014 7:50PM

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NPA4LOSS 10/20/2014 1:24PM

    WE have to do that sometimes. emoticon

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CATTUTT 10/20/2014 12:41PM

    Good luck reaching your goals for this new week. And GOOD JOB getting rid of Stressful McGee in your life. You don't need that crap!

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/20/2014 10:19AM

    Today is a start of the new week... Let's get your numbers up and your stress level down!
I hope you have a week full of lots of love and happiness!
Hugs and love,
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Mind's Working Overtime Again

Friday, October 17, 2014

There's a bit that's been on my mind lately. I have a lot of things I need to do and a long list of want to do items. I can say that I've gotten a few of these things in the past week or so, but not near as much as I would have liked.

One way I can tell that my mind is going too fast is the fact that I have really strange dreams. Last night was one of those nights. By the way the dream ended, I believe that I may be making a little progress in my waking life. In my dream, I was doing a bit of things for a couple people who had not treated me well. I finally told them that I wouldn't do any more things for them; they were on their own. No clue what their reactions were - that's when I woke up at 4 am. At least I get an early start today.

Sherry sent me a text yesterday morning asking if I had time to Skype with her and Helena. Of course! A couple minutes later, she sent a text that all of a sudden, Helena was fussy. I told her that we should Skype anyway. Maybe it would help. Sherry mentioned that Helena had tugged at her ear a couple times the day before. I took a look at Helena and told Sherry that she has an infection in her right ear. Sherry said she would see how Helena did before taking her in.

I got a phone call a couple hours later. Sure enough, the right ear is infected. Sherry was amazed that I knew. Naw - no ESP or anything like that - just a mom with experience behind her. I certainly don't want Helena to be sick; it was just a feeling about how her ear looked. The trick is to try to remember past experiences and then build how to do things on that.

  
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OLDEROWL 10/19/2014 5:45PM

    Good for you. Every one needs to set their boundaries if it has to come to that. you seem to be getting on top of things even if your to do list is heavy, you made it shorter.
Maybe some things could be let go of too.
Great call on the ear inflection.

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CANDYMOUSE 10/19/2014 3:35PM

    emoticon I bet that dream was a message for you. Poor little Helena! Grandma's always know what to do! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/17/2014 9:14PM

    Awww.... Love your blog! That is awesome that you knew Helena had a ear infection! Way to go grandma! Hope you have a wonderful day!
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AUNTALICE2 10/17/2014 8:32PM

    Way to go Grandma!! emoticon

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CATTUTT 10/17/2014 1:18PM

    I'm glad to hear you feel like you are making progress!

And poor Helena and her ear. I hope that infection heals up quickly!

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NPA4LOSS 10/17/2014 11:01AM

    I often find that I can find release of problems through my dreams. They also sometimes help me know that things are bothering me deeper than I want to acknowledge. I hope that you find a way to make those things happen in your awake life too.
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1HAPPYSPIRIT 10/17/2014 9:14AM

    emoticon blog!

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BERGBA7 10/17/2014 7:25AM

    Always good to have a grandma for help!
Sleep better over the weekend!
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RASPBERRY56 10/17/2014 7:08AM

    Thank goodness for your "mom intuition" - experience *does*, indeed, matter!

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MSLZZY 10/17/2014 6:57AM

    New moms have a hard time figuring these things out but grandmas know. Hope she feels better soon. As for the dream, it is a good sign. Let those people go, whoever they are.

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Oh, What I'd Pay for a Young, Healthy Body!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I started a new babysitting job yesterday. It may take awhile to get used to the new schedule. The hard part is getting my body used to carrying a 14-month-old up and down stairs. My back, shoulders and hand muscles have been loudly protesting since noon yesterday. I hope I will get used to it. I know that those muscles are weak. I know the exercises I should be doing to help. I know I don't always have time every day to do them all. I know...I know...I know! This is the hard way to be reminded!

  
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AUNTALICE2 10/15/2014 8:12PM

    Good for you, Patty!! Even taking on a 14 month old is a big challenge. You will be getting your exercise!! Hope it gets easier soon! emoticon

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MISSM66 10/15/2014 7:41PM

    you will get use to it give it some more weeks and it is going to to feel like nothing,hang in there emoticon emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 10/15/2014 7:35PM

    emoticon You do know what you need to do Patty and I am sure you will!
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NPA4LOSS 10/15/2014 6:33PM

    I hope that this is something you can adjust to. I know that my back is too bad to take care of young children. My thoughts are with you. emoticon

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DIDMIS 10/15/2014 5:28PM

    emoticon Patty I couldn't do it at all. I took a fun quiz "How old do you act and although I will soon be 86 I act like a 23 year old they say. I have always said I would never grow up. I shared it on
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CATTUTT 10/15/2014 2:36PM

    I hope it gets easier for you, and fast!

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/15/2014 2:01PM

    You will get used to carrying a 14 month old baby around! You are just using muscles you haven't use for long time! It will be great exercise for you... and of course some extra money in your pocket! I hope your day is full of lots of love and happiness!
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MSLZZY 10/15/2014 10:20AM

    Knowledge is the key to success. Give yourself a few days to adjust and keep on Sparking!

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10/13/14 Week Review

Monday, October 13, 2014

I am still not doing my best as far as getting my carbohydrate intake down and my protein intake up. I read about health coaches this morning and know it's something I want to check in to. So I'll be on a mission this afternoon.

Despite my bad attitude last week, my activity was better. I realize that when my activity level improves, so does my attitude. Time to shake it up and get back into some good habits. Comparing last week/the week before:
steps 79876/77456
minutes 1043/890
calories 3545/2931
miles 15.99/18.51

At first the miles caught me off guard. Then I remembered that I am making an effort to pick up my speed when on the exercise bike. Sometimes I feel bad for the lady who lives under me, but I know that the exercise is so necessary. I also use that time to read - something I feel is important.

I make sure to read others' blogs to see how others are doing and if there's anything I can learn. I noticed this morning that there a a few sparkers who seem to be so much happier than they were at the beginning of the summer. emoticon emoticon I need to follow their examples and strive to have a better attitude before the holidays. Onward and upward!

  
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NPA4LOSS 10/14/2014 2:12PM

    emoticon Riding your way to a new attitude! emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/13/2014 11:48PM

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STEVEN2GO2 10/13/2014 9:24PM

    emoticon with the increase in exercise which improved your mood and attitude! I hope you enjoyed what you read while on your exercise bike!

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AUNTALICE2 10/13/2014 6:58PM

    What a great attitude!! I am so proud that your activity level is up! You go girl!! emoticon

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BERGBA7 10/13/2014 4:09PM

    Good walking and biking. I am sure the lady that lives under you does not mind you biking!
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JANTHEBLONDE 10/13/2014 2:49PM

    That is awesome Patty your activity level was up! I'm so proud of you! Keep up the great work! I hope you have a wonderful week!
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CATTUTT 10/13/2014 2:19PM

    Great job on getting your activity level up, that's awesome!

I hope you are able to find some new happiness and improve your mood very soon!

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ACRAIG921 10/13/2014 1:45PM

    Great job on all your accomplishments for the week. Attitude is everything. It can make us or break us. Sometimes a good workout can get us out of our bad mood.

Either way, you are doing a great job!

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WIFE48 10/13/2014 11:37AM

    I feel that attitude is soooo important. Looks like you have a good plan.

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Faith and Enthusiasm

Friday, October 10, 2014

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

I had one of those weeks where some people around me were grumpy. A few let me know that they weren't happy with things I said, did, or didn't do. Does the full moon and the eclipse have anything to do with it? Maybe; but it's more like they hit a part of me where my skin isn't that thick. It's easy to think about what I need to improve myself when this happens.

I'm glad that I got into the habit of looking up a motivational saying each morning. The one above is what I found this morning. I know I need to find something to have faith and enthusiasm in.

  
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AUNTALICE2 10/12/2014 11:12PM

    Keep your positive attitude! Their problems with you, are just that, their problems. I happen to think you are a great person. Many hugs, my friend! emoticon

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BERGBA7 10/11/2014 5:35AM

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Great attitude!

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MSLZZY 10/10/2014 11:30PM

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STEVEN2GO2 10/10/2014 9:04PM

    emoticon finding this wonderful quote to help motivate yourself, Patty!

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CATTUTT 10/10/2014 2:26PM

    Love the quote!

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/10/2014 10:38AM

    I love your quote this morning! That's awesome you are in the habit of looking up motivational quotes each morning! I hope you have a day full of lots of love happiness!
Hugs and love
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