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Just Breathe

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Today's Daily Reflection

If you know the art of breathing you have the strength, wisdom, and courage of ten tigers.

- Chinese adage

Breathing is one of the most overlooked aspects of good health. Oxygen is fuel for the brain and the body. Good, clean air boosts your physical and mental performance and helps lower stress. Whatever goal you're working for, proper breathing will help you reach it.

Kitty's note: this is so true...so easy...yet...i know i often forget to just breathe... things at work have been crazy...yea...nothing new...lol.... but as slow down...quite normal in trucking this time of year...i am being given some special projects to learn, do and complete in all of my kitty perfection...you know...that is a hard thing to live up to each day...uhg.... and today...and yesterday... i really needed to just breathe... and with today's reflection...i did...aaaahhhh...if feels great...and now...i'm ready to jump hurdles and stay in the game :)

  
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DBD398 10/22/2008 10:22AM

    Thanks for this blog. I really need to learn to breathe to destress. And I really need to destress.

Thanks Kitty,
Dawn

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EMMASMART 10/10/2008 12:39AM

    I just learnt a new trick. When I watch my breathing. I think about my lungs getting bigger and smaller. I am much more able to stick with it and it feels really great. I hear that 15 minutes of that will change your perspective completely. That's my first goal.

Emma

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KYLIEMC8 10/9/2008 9:35PM

    I REFLECTED TODAY..THAT INCLUDED BREATHING, WALKING, READING AND BEADING...OH AND LETS NOT FORGET NAPPING AND EXERCISING! emoticon

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WILDCARD1 10/9/2008 5:06PM

    Yup, I know when I slow down and take some deep breathes, I feel better, and feel more equipped to deal with the situation!

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About My Feel Good Class

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Many of you on the different teams have asked what this is and what i am learning. This is the first week of an 8 week series. My mom is teaching it...and what a wonderful teacher she is. A lot of what this program is about is stuff i have already learned here on SP. But we have a weekly meeting that helps us to gain support from those around us in a group setting. My dd2 has decided to do this also. She isn't overweight or underweight. She is actually right on..but she also see's the importance of watching what she eats and to exercise now...and not when it is too late...we also have one girl in there that needs to gain weight... the rest of us need to lose.

This week we are to pick our plan... which for me is easy... doing just what i have been doing here on SP...eating when hungry... watching the portions...and counting calories and fat content. the portion control is my big thing... i tend to eat not only when hungry...but after the hunger is gone...uhg... but in this class, we are learning to pray through those times...

we will also be set up with an accountability partner... dd2 and i have decided we want each other...that could be a good thing as we do live together and already have a close relationship... but it could be we are also too close... and thus...fall at the same times... so we will see what next week brings on that note...

  
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MARTINIGAL413 10/6/2008 9:14PM

    This is great, JoDee! Keep us posted on all the progress!!

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NITAINMN 10/6/2008 5:32PM

    wow! That is wonderful JoDee! I am sure you will bond even closer both with your Mom and daughter. sounds like an episode on Reba!! Have fun and I hope in 8 weeks you will be able to get rid of extra pounds, learn to eat healthy and stay inspired!! all the best:) emoticon

Keep us updated so we too can keep an eye on you to be honest;-) emoticon

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WILDCARD1 10/5/2008 10:58PM

    sounds like a great class!!! Have fun!

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ITSABOUTME2407 10/5/2008 5:07PM

    wow it sounds like a great class
I am just like u I eat all the time not just when hungry trying to retrain my brain !!!! have sure picked up some bad habits thats for sure good luck on your wt loss journey have a great week trish

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ITSABOUTME2407 10/5/2008 5:07PM

    wow it sounds like a great class
I am just like u I eat all the time not just when hungry trying to retrain my brain !!!! have sure picked up some bad habits thats for sure good luck on your wt loss journey have a great week trish

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KYLIEMC8 10/5/2008 10:51AM

    Excellent plan! I wish I had that support here in town! Maybe I should reel my sis in too..she seems to be losing on her own...but winter is coming in Iowa!! That's always good for gaining! GOOD FOR YOU!! emoticon

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Today Is DS's Bday

Friday, October 03, 2008

For the next 3 months, i will share a child a month with you. So that my friends can get to know each of my children. I will post about them the day they were born (yes, they all 3 picked the last 3 months of the year to be born...lol)

This month is my son. He was born 15 yrs ago today. I had been in the hospital for 2 months due to my water being broken. I couldn't even sit up as it might have cut off his oxygen. We knew he was a boy that first week i was hospitalized...he was never shy about showing his stuff...lol...being the baby of the family, he learned quickly that he didn't have to do much more than be cute to get whatever he wanted...the older sisters learned if the baby cries, the king must be served... crying only worked the first year..then it all fell unto his cuteness factor... now that he is older...that don't work either..so now it's his irritation factor... if he irritates the sisters enough...he gets his way...lol... but being such a character, he often gets them laughing right before they take the next step to kill him off...lol... when i blog about my family, it is this one you will probably most remember... he lives to entertain...he sings...he dances...and keeps us laughing even when we really just want to choke him... that is to include not just his sisters...but me... he is a huge Patriot's fan... out of all my kids...he is most like his father... but looks like both of us. He has been hospitalized twice...once cause his sister thought it would be good to give him some medicine...a whole bottles worth... it was ashtma medicine, and made him quite hyper...not good when the meds could of made his heart explode...uhg... it was a very long night..and his first lesson on never accepting anything his sister gave him without my approval first...lol... another time was cause his hands and feet kept turning blue... we all thought for sure he had a heart problem...thankfully he doesn't... he has Raynaud's syndrome. Basically... his hands and feet blush...lol... they are more sensitive to cold and heat than most peoples...but for the most part, he lives a normal life... and as he grows older, the sympoms aren't as bad...

This is my son in a nut shell...

  
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VELRENO 10/12/2008 11:32PM

    What a great blog. It is nice to 'meet' your ds. Thanks for sharing with us. I am the baby of the family too so I know some of the 'tricks'. :)

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LINDA! 10/5/2008 12:39AM

    Thank you for sharing....he sounds like a joy!!! Hope his birthday was happy. emoticon

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MARTINIGAL413 10/4/2008 12:57PM

    What a fun idea, Kitty. Thanks for sharing!
emoticon~Liz

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EMMASMART 10/4/2008 1:03AM

    You are lucky to have a charming son. I'm jealous.

Emma

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MUDDER91 10/3/2008 7:58PM

    What a fun kid!
Jana

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WILDCARD1 10/3/2008 7:35PM

    Sounds as if you have your hands full with him!!!

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KYLIEMC8 10/3/2008 7:19PM

    He sounds like my boys were at that age! Wonderful! I'll tell you if he's a ham now he'll be one the rest of his life! Both of mine still are..and J will be 34..my baby this week..Congrats mom..it's a funny boy!! emoticon emoticon

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A New Month-Another New Beginning

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I love the first day of the month..it's like new years...12 times a year :) i didn't lose anything last month...but i didn't gain either... i stayed pretty much on track...and really...compared to the way things were going...i say that is a big hurray for me...things are still crazy at work...but they are now condensed down to 8 hours instead of the 12-16 a day... home is still crazy..but that is life with teenagers...lol...as for me...i have had to sit down and have a little talk with myself... it's a daily thing really... i have to remind myself that i cannot do it all...i am not the beginning and the end of it all...and life will go on if i take some time for myself...uh...just don't tell work or my kids that...they still think the world comes to a grinding halt if i'm not the one in charge...lol.

Happy October :)

  
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WILDCARD1 10/2/2008 2:30PM

    Happy October!!!

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EMMASMART 10/2/2008 12:30AM

    What a great beginning!

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KYLIEMC8 10/1/2008 7:30PM

    Happy October to you my friend! emoticon

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What's NOT For Breakfast

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I was reading an article on MSN about America's worst breakfast... and wow...it was an eye opener...granted...i don't eat any of what they mentioned, and if i have to opt for a breakfast fast food style, i luckily like the lower calorie and lower fat choices and order them already...but the fact is...wow... this is what america is eating... the link to the article is below....

health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage
.aspx?cp-documentid=100216490&page=1

  
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MARTINIGAL413 9/27/2008 9:13AM

    I am glad I didn't eat anything on the "worst" list. Granted, I rarely ate anything in the "instead" list either.... I usually don't do breakfast out, but when I do I attempt to be smart about it. I guess I'm not doing too bad with it :)

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KYLIEMC8 9/26/2008 5:51PM

    Holy cow!! Good thing I don't eat fast food! Thanks Kitty! emoticon

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NITAINMN 9/26/2008 3:58PM

    Thanks for thinking of sharing the article - did read it on Yahoo. So glad we do not generally like to eat breakfast out. ......the sodium and fat contents are unreal and to think these things make the food taste good??? blek....!!! I simply picture the fat clogging my artery and it makes me not want to eat:) emoticon

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EMMASMART 9/25/2008 7:34PM

    That was fun. I'll miss the BK hash rounds. AWE heck.

Emma

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FLYBABYC 9/25/2008 5:08PM

  Wow, JoDee! That was amazing! Thank God I don't have the money or time for fast food, because if I did, I might be an offender! Maybe not, though, since joining here... I've actually driven past drivethroughs at suppertime simply because I didn't want to go over my calorie allowance! This is even more motivation to stay away! Thanks for sharing!

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AUSTINCHICK78 9/25/2008 4:55PM

    I like how they gave the equivalents for each meal...that was the real eye opener. Yeah, I hardly eat out for breakfast and when I do, I don't think to order any of these meals...CRAZINESS though.

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WILDCARD1 9/25/2008 4:53PM

    Great article Kitty! Thanks for sharing! I could not believe some of the calories in those foods. You are right though, luckily they were not even close to being a choice I would make for breakfast! Except maybe the banana pecan thing! LOL!

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