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Aggravating Start

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

For two mornings in a row, my husband, upon wakening, has criticised something I did. This has been the first thing he utters. Yesterday,he said the kitchen floor was a mess. (He handed me the broom and dustpan!) This morning, he started criticising me about the time of day I take my medicines. He clanimed I was not taking them at the "proper" (his) time. If I had a bad reaction, he wouldn't support me. I've been taking these same medicines for a year and a half. A person would assume that I know what I'm doing and that if I was going to have a reaction, I already would have.

It is very difficult to have a positive attitude when someone around me starts the day off like this. I can't help but wonder what I'm doing wrong for him to feel he must criticise me when he gets up. I would understand it more if it happened at the end of the day; I would assume he was tired.


Feeling very good and a little aggravated

Monday, June 07, 2010

It dawned on me this afternoon that last Friday was the end of my second full week. I already feel like I've been a SP member for so much longer than that. I have gotten so many great ideas from people and from articles that it really is mind boggling. I count this as one of my big blessings.

I feel better about my mind and my body. I really do. The emotional and mindless eating has left me for the time being. I'm sure they will come back and try to bite me. Now I know how to look out for them and conquer them.

The only thing that I can say I'm aggravated with is my scale. It has been moving VERY SLOWLY. I guess I was hoping for the best, but only getting a dismal result. I need to conquet this desire to weigh myself on a scale that I know is, at best, one that gives me a general idea of what I weigh. My real test will come next week when I go back to the doctor. I'll know my weight for sure then. And I will get the results of my thyroid tests. I am suspecting that they will come back fine, which would make me even more aggravated than the weight isn't coming off as fast as I want it too.


Monday Morning Start

Monday, June 07, 2010

I am a little behind schedule this morning. That's okay, though; I'm not too far behind and it's because I had a better night sleep. So that's a good thing. I will go for my morning walk outside right after i finish this.

A realization hit me today. I actually have a pretty positive attitude about myself. This hasn't happened in so long that I want to get on the rooftop and shout it to the world. Maybe this is a good turning point in my life. I had been in a state of depression and had low self-esteem for so long that I was beginning to think it was just a way of life for me. I'm attributing a lot of it to all of the options that SP has for me. I have learned so much. What helped me the most was having all of the people in this with me, supporting and encouraging me when I needed it. Thanks to all who have helped me.


Morning Routine

Sunday, June 06, 2010

I think I found a good morning routine for me. I have to first start off with coffee, a little bit to eat for fuel, and my morning prayers to help me through my day. This I do first every day.

When I first started SP, I would then excercise, take a shower, spend time on the computer, then go for an outside walk. I found myself taking a walk after the day got warmer. I'd have to come home and take another shower. My time table was all over the place.

When I get up now, I excercise after my prayers, with a good warm up and cool down, then limit my time on the computer to time it where the sun is up enough to see well. Then I go for a power walk that I keep adding hills and mileage to. I enjoy being outside when the world is just waking up. Nature has a way of calming me. When I get home, I take my water into the bathroom with me. Then I take my shower.

This seems to have gotten me into a good pattern that fits right. I'm doing set things at set times. It's just as easy to stay in good habits as it is bad habits. I've read somewhere that in order to break a bad habit, you have to replace it with a good habit. I want this to carry on in my new, healthier lifestyle. I want to keep feeling good about myself.

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QUORNDAWG 6/6/2010 7:58PM

    That great that you found a routine that works. Weekdays I have a good routine down with my walks to and from the bus stop and scheduled meals/snacks during the work day. Then it has the potential to go the heck on the weekend as my life isn't always as routine.


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DONNABRIGHT 6/6/2010 5:25PM

    Wow - I wish I could be that disciplined. I have "rough" routines depending on the day of the week and what my obligations are for those days. emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 6/6/2010 10:54AM

    emoticonseems like you have it down pack

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PPD2429 6/6/2010 9:23AM

    Congrats on the new habits. Way to go~

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ELLENS2525 6/6/2010 9:11AM

    Congratulations on your new good habits! emoticon

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Journal Posts

Saturday, June 05, 2010

I have started keeping a pad of paper with me when I'm reading articles and blogs. If there is anything interesting, inspiring, or thought-provoking, I write it down.
I then go into my journal, write it in there, and say what I feel about it. By doing this, it enables me to grab onto concepts easier (I'm ADD) and really ponder what I should do to become healthier. I re-read these as I go along to make sure I have incorporated them into my new healthy lifestyle.

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PLAYBLUES22 6/6/2010 10:55AM

    great idea emoticon

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PATRISNA 6/5/2010 8:03AM

    I like this idea. The other day I took out a small journal and started writing in all the quotes I had been writing on post-it notes.

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