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Remembering What's Important

Friday, March 11, 2011

Shortly after I arrived at work this morning I heard there was an earthquake in Japan. A co-worker found streaming videos of people scrambling in offices trying to dodge falling file cabinets, cars driving over bridges that were starting to collapse behind them, and overflowing rivers filled with debris...and by debris, I mean cars and small buildings!

It was terrifying to watch, especially since one of our co-workers was scheduled to leave return from Japan today. I was a bit unnerved until someone got hold of him and found out he is not hurt. We made jokes that we all get stuck at airports at some point or another; it's part of our jobs. Of course, usually it's because of a comparatively minor weather condition.

Today, my quest to look great in a bathing suit seems shallow and selfish. The issues I am dealing with in my life right now are trivial by comparison. I am sorry it took such a disaster for me to remember I actually have a pretty good life. I need to keep that in mind.

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MSEVERLAST 3/12/2011 12:51PM

    You are so right! I think I'll take the little guy bike riding and relish in the beautiful sun and air today.

Remembering what is important!

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Hammer Time!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Remember those funny pants MC Hammer used to wear?

I really need to go clothes shopping.


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WANAKA 3/10/2011 11:53AM

    LOL Yea, you need to get new ones!

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POINTAFTER 3/10/2011 9:33AM

    When I hit my goal. I keep gaining and losing the same _______ing 2 pounds! It's a minor issue, but it's just the point that I haven't hit the "magic number" yet.

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THIRDXACHARM 3/9/2011 9:12PM

    Love the title of your blog. Totally made laugh. "U Can't Touch This !"

When's the Partaaaaay???

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MSEVERLAST 3/9/2011 11:46AM

    Yes, you really need to get rid of those. Also, I'm sure spreading them to their full width capacity doesn't help either!

Let's see some new hot clothes!!!

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Thought for Today - Growing Up

Thursday, March 03, 2011

When we were little kids, we couldn't wait to be big kids. Then we couldn't wait to be teenagers.

Teenagers want to be treated like adults, but often act like children. Then we go to college thinking we are adults and do adult things, but STILL act like children.

After college we are determined to prove to the world we are sophisticated adults. But at 29, or in our 30s, we look back at our 20s and realize we still had some growing up to do.

Then we hit 40 and think we're old..and look back at our 30s and realize we weren't as wise in our 30s as we thought we were.

I will be 48 in April. I have more confidence, am more fit, and am much better at almost everything I was good at when I was younger. I still act like a kid sometimes, but now I do it on purpose because I refuse to grow old gracefully.

I spent half my life wanting to grow up, and now I just want press the 'hold' button! Since I can't do that, I have to enjoy every second that I can, and dismiss the seconds I do not enjoy so I can quickly move on and enjoy being a kid again.


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THIRDXACHARM 3/6/2011 7:57PM

    Great blog! And, so true!!

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WANAKA 3/4/2011 11:00AM

    Wow, this could have been written by me....except I turned 60 in December and am wiser than when I was 48. lol Oh yea, and definitely still a kid at heart :)

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SOFEDUPP 3/3/2011 8:37PM

    Oh, I totally refuse to grow up. I still watch cartoons when I can because I can.

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MSEVERLAST 3/3/2011 5:49PM

    Great blog!! I completely get it and understand! I just turned 42 and I can feel and see how I have changed and how much more confident I am about so much. I'm hoping 45 to 55 will be my prime!

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It Looks So Innocent

Thursday, February 24, 2011

1900mg of sodium?! And to think I was proud of myself for not adding cheese!!!

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    It's so hard to get in that right balance!!

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GIGALENA 2/27/2011 2:37PM

    For me, it is the hardest thing to get in range. I try and try.

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CYNTHIAMINUS40 2/25/2011 7:30PM

    If you use low fat cheese the sodium is even higher. food companies add sodium to add flavor when they take the fat out of processed foods.

I love cheese! It's such a comfort food. I wish someone would make it lite, healthy, and low sodium while still making it - real cheese. There oughta be a law!

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SWEETNSKINNY 2/24/2011 6:24PM

    That sodium is SNEAKY!!!!

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MSEVERLAST 2/24/2011 1:25PM

    That is insane! That stinkin sodium is in everything even when you think you're doing the best you can while eating out!

Amazing isn't it?

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Picking Yourself Up

Monday, February 21, 2011

It sounds like a lot of us have been having a tough time lately. Work, relationships (or lack of), kids, a combination of these...and don't get me started on the weather that has pulverized this country from the Midwest to the east coast!

But one thing remains constant. Our health. Our bodies don't care that our boss doesn't respect us. Our health doesn't take a back seat when we have relationship issues. Nutrition is no less important because it snowed once a week every week for over a month.

We cannot let life get in the way. No one's life is perfect, and it never will be. Even when things are great, something will eventually come up. That doesn't mean you eat a bowl of ice cream and an entire sheet of chocolate chip cookies...right out of the oven..warm..gooey...

Uh oh, where was I?

That's my point. As humans, we will become distracted, but must learn to maintain our focus. Most of the people on this site have years of negative conditioning and bad habits to change. It's hard - especially if we are still in the environment where we received the conditioning or learned the habits - but the bottom line is WE have to figure out how to do it.

We each have to learn what needs to be done, and find ways to get it done. It may take trial and error. It may require lots of searching. We may have to ask lots of questions, and experiment with many things. But if we are determined and willing to commit to a new kind of lifestyle with an open mind and fierce determination we can get there.

I haven't been very vocal on this site lately because it took all I had to focus on the tasks at hand. If I stay on track this time I will reach my next goal before the end of this month. Yes, it's really hard because The Bad Stuff that surrounds me keeps pulling me backward, but I am determined to shift into overdrive and pull away from it. It's up to me to make sure the gears don't slip.

We don't need more enablers around us. They are part of the problem. We need support that will be part of the solution. Each of us has to pick ourselves up. Those of us who are strong enough can grab the hands of the fallen along the way.

So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move forward without looking back. If you're stuck in quicksand yell and I will grab your hand.

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CYNTHIAMINUS40 2/21/2011 9:51PM

    Fantastic!!! And it's so important to stay focused on that goal especially when you're so close. Keep that momentum going! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEETNSKINNY 2/21/2011 9:48PM

    I loved this. AMEN sister friend!

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THIRDXACHARM 2/21/2011 9:20PM

    What an awesome blog! Thank you!!

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