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Tuesday Rolls Along

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Here we are at Tuesday. I had such a bad headache for y yesterday it seems like I have a post headache hang over. It really makes you appreciate not having a head ache. I even enjoyed (sort of) my hour on my Life Cycle. I am up to 55 minutes on Level three as of today. I will probably hang here for the rest of this week and all of next week. I should be able to add a few minutes at level 4 a few times an hour. I am still doing the FF&FU but I may try the boot camp week from Coach Nicole in the next few weeks to see how I do. The thing is, I really like the FF&FU series. It would be nice if it came in a 15 minute a day version. It is so easy to use it, I would love to have another version as I work my way to better fitness. I am sure I can find some videos on the site that will do just that. I may work on that this weekend.
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Monday Rush

Monday, August 02, 2010

So much for a nice reasonable week. I already have projects and we don't even open the office until 8A. Well maybe the week will go by fast. I guess I just miss the days when I had the right amount of work to do a 40 hour week. Unfortunately those days seem to be over. I have a doctor's appointment today with my hematologist. It has been a year since my iron infusion to correct severe anemia. I am afraid I am right back where I started. I feel about like I did last year. I am tired, grumpy, stressed and I want to crunch ice. I know, That last one is weird but I had always heard it as an old wives tale. For me anyway it is one of the signs that I am anemic. Unfortunately I have a ton of dental work so crunching ice is an expensive habit. I have been fighting it off but hopefully I can get my blood work back in order and it will go away like it did last year after the infusion. Hope everyone has a survivable week!
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ROZELL99 8/2/2010 9:59AM

  I hope your appointment goes well. It is better to know there is a problem than to try to ignore it and it gets worse. At least that is what my wife is always telling me.

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Quiet & Pleasant Sunday

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Its a nice quiet Sunday and I am very happy about that. I already did my exercises and have settled in with my Nascar race. Jeff Gordon is having a good day too so far. It is really early though. No telling what will happen before the race is over. I kind of dread this next week. I can't put my finger on it but I hate that feeling of impending doom. Of course it will all work out the way it is supposed to. I sometimes marvel at the minds ability to handle things. I am going to get off here and get my second cup of coffee. I need (or at least think I need) some caffeine. Here is to all of the Sparkers having a great week!
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ANGELAWILLIAMS3 8/1/2010 2:18PM

    Love your post. I too am having a lazy Sunday, but I am getting the urge to jump on the treadmill.

Have a great lazy Sunday!

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Weekends Are the Best!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

After such a bad Friday, it was nice to go to the fashion show last night. I went with a couple friends and we had a lot of fun. I was the thinnest one of us in the pictures. It was odd. I never think of myself as a regular sized person. I had on size 10 jeans and an 8 top. It is going to take a long while to start thinking of myself in that way. My hubby said today that I am going to have to stop being annoyed by skinny people unless I want to be annoyed by myself. It was pretty funny since I have joked with a couple petite friends of mine that it is a good thing they are really nice because it would be really easy to dislike them since there are little and thin. One thing I know for certain, I have never and will never base my opinion of someone on their physical appearance. It is a fact of life that people do that but I don't have to. I will never forget where I came from and how difficult this journey really is. It will be a struggle the rest of my life and I know that going in. I am that much ahead of the game with that knowledge.
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Friday but a sad Friday

Friday, July 30, 2010

It is Friday and I am down some more on the scale this morning. I got up at 4:45 because I had to be sure to have time to get dressed since I have a funeral to go to at 11AM. I did my work out, took a shower, and got to work at 7:50. I was greeted with the news that one of my friends and co-worker's little brother died in an accident last night. It is really sad around here today. I am going to a charity fashion show tonight but I don't really feel much like it. Hopefully after the funeral I will be a little more ready to change into my going out clothes for tonight. There is a balance of happy and sad. That is just the way of the world. At least the sad gives you a new appreciation of the happy moments. Here's to a good weekend and another strong week next week!
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LINDA! 7/30/2010 11:17PM

    So sorry!!!

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PRAYERPILGRIM 7/30/2010 11:56AM

    Wow...what a mix of emotions. Be gentle with yourself today. It's a lot to deal with emotionally, although your post seems to reflect you have a really healthy attitude toward the reality of it all today. So I commend you for that. Sometimes it helps me, when I have a real mixture of stuff in my life and need to somehow "hold" all of that at once, to do something to make what I call "an outward symbol of an inner reality." For example, find a small object to represent each of the different emotions you are carrying today--like maybe a small stone for the weight you lost, a black ribbon for the funeral, a little toy or trinket to represent the friends little brother who died, a piece of jewlery for the fashion show, and you spend a little time, it can be just a couple minutes, holding each one and affirming the "rightness" of the feelings created in you by what they represent. You deserve to be happy and proud of your weight loss even though other things about today are sad, you grieve for your coworker and her loss, you hold memories of the person whose funeral you are going to, and tonight is an affirmation that in spite of all this, life goes on and what you are called to do is to LIVE the life you have been given. That way you've given yourself permission and a way to hold all of these feelings at once. You are honoring each one, so you don't have to feel guilty about being happy for your weight loss because you are sad for your friend....etc... Anyway, if that doesn't work for you, just disregard my post and accept my good intentions, but it has been something that has sometimes been helpful to me when a situation is complicated. Prayers for you today!

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