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Day of Caring

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Tomorrow is the day of caring for our local United Way. It is usually on September 11th, but since that is a weekend this year they made it the 10th. There are a bunch of us at work that participates so we always try to get a project where a lot of people are needed. We are volunteering at the local Boys Scout Camp, which I have a connection with since my youngest son was a scout. I always loved going to the camp so tomorrow will be a nice break from the hectic days Iíve had at work lately. I believe Iím on wood duty so Iíll get some good strength exercise in. I donít know how Iíll track it in my fitness tracker, but Iíll figure something out.

Volunteering is not something I did so much when I was younger, but as Iíve aged and had a couple of major life events change my life I have made it a priority. I actually am a treasurer for two organizations and a newsletter editor for one of those too. It gives me a good feeling to give back and help others.

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LIBBYFITZ 9/10/2010 10:58PM

    What a great idea, you can track that as heavy gardening, there is a section for it! I did alot of volunteering for a while when the children were at school, so having a break now. But it is amazing how much volunteers are relied on for a lot of work in the community. emoticonHave a great weekend! emoticon

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/10/2010 10:07PM

    YOU R emoticon

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    emoticonYou Rock!

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GLAMIT 9/9/2010 10:01PM

    emoticon Thanks for giving and helping others, the world needs more people like you.

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DEE107 9/9/2010 10:00PM

    Love this and great job on giving back to .. If on wood duty please my friend becareful , enjoy and have lots of fun..

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How Ironic!!!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I had set my main September goal as striving for a positive attitude. I didnít get to my email until tonight, but there it was the Healthy Reflection article about ďThe secrets of positive peopleĒ. Now if you believe in signs then this was a huge blinking one telling me I was dead on!

There are some fabulous points in the article about your attitude affecting the outcome of a situation. Also the most important point about how we are responsible for our attitudes and our life. I do know all of this and I still have to work at keeping that positive at the forefront of my mind. It is not always easy to see the good in the bad, or to keep those negative thoughts away.

I will continue to practice this though because I know in the end I will like that me better! I have good qualities; I just want to have a more positive attitude most of the time! Work has been dragging me down and I can not and will not allow this to take me over!

I do love those Healthy Reflections articles. Thanks Spark People, but how did you know?

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MVICKERS21 9/8/2010 3:13PM

    We can do great things through the power of thought. We can devastate and demolish our whole world in an instant, but we can also build it right back up. It takes time and practice to change your attitude, but you can always turn a thought around! You can do great things through positive thinking!

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LADYGWEN25 9/5/2010 6:40PM

    i agree :)

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KAT7457 9/4/2010 10:09PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I agree . emoticon

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 9/2/2010 10:36AM

we are holding hands virtually!!!! I am good this week but I return next wednesday

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GLAMIT 9/1/2010 10:08PM

    It's tuff, especially when things go haywire. I had one of those days and I had to remind myself to change my attitude when I just wanted to have a tantrum. lol. Ok, maybe I had a couple tantrums and then realized hey, snap out of it. Change doesn't happen over night but awareness does.

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MPONTERIO 9/1/2010 8:47PM

    emoticon There you go!

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FREDINSEOUL 9/1/2010 7:22PM

    Focus on the good. It helps a lot.

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LIBBYFITZ 9/1/2010 7:21PM


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August ends and September beginsÖ

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I had set some goals for August that I am not going to make. I had hoped to lose more weight than I did and Iím not so sure about the inches until I do my measurements tomorrow, but Iím just not feeling it. I also just made the fitness goal by the skin of my chinny chin chin.

Iím not wishing the summer away, but I feel like the heat has had a negative effect on my efforts. I couldnít exercise as intensely and I had more outside influences that made eating within my range a little more difficult. I also feel the stress of the last month made my eating habits a little out of control a few times.

September will be a better month for weight loss. I will be signing back up for a fitness class at our local college. I find them very motivating and I think my foot is almost ready for my favorite Interval Training class. I do have a wedding this weekend and than a couple of birthday parties during the month, but hopefully I will make it through without too many indulgencies.

I really want to get a handle on this stress and am moving forward with my positive attitude motivation!

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WILLOW49 9/1/2010 12:58PM

    Wishing you a Successful September!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/31/2010 10:29PM

    Hello to a successful september

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 8/31/2010 10:12PM

    I so agree with you!! August was the worst month ever. The heat also had an effect on my weight. It just seemed like no matter what a person did, it wasn't right. I didn't meet any of my August goals, so you beat me on that one!

September WILL be our month to shine!! Together we can do it!
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GRANNYPEG 8/31/2010 10:01PM

    Best of luck with your goals. emoticon

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DEE107 8/31/2010 9:57PM

    Good luck you can do it but also remember that watch where you eat before the parties and you can eat a bit more tooo

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ANNFAUSNIGHT 8/31/2010 9:54PM

    Good luck with your goals. You can do it!

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A Favorite Salad

Monday, August 30, 2010

I'm winding down on my August Salad Challenge. I have succeeded in replacing a meal with a salad everyday this month. Most of the month I replaced lunch, but a couple of days I had to make breakfast my salad meal because of picnics and such. On my morning salad days I would eat a fruit salad.

Today was one of my favorite salads. It consisted of Baby spinach, baby carrots, feta cheese and shrimp. I cook the shrimp in a non stick pan with Emeril's Bayou Blast seasoning. Very tasty! emoticon Tomorrow I think I have a similar salad but with left over Salmon I have that was seasoned with lemon Dill.

As much as I love salads, I'm not sure after tomorrow when I will have another one! emoticon

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KAT7457 8/31/2010 5:00PM

    sounds good!!

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SUNNY2010 8/31/2010 2:16AM

    Sounds delicious! I love salads, so thank you for some ideas.

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DDOORN 8/30/2010 10:00PM

    Yummy salad! Love baby spinach in my salads!


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IMREITE 8/30/2010 8:32PM

    i started modifying my diet to fit in more salads. i've tried adding berries to lettuce salads. i also started adding different beans and things to give different flavors, textures and colors.

when i am not in the mood for only a salad, i have a side salad as my 1-2 vegetable side and then some other item. fillinf and i get my veggies.

i can't eat lettuce everyday. it gives my a stomach ache.

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LIBBYFITZ 8/30/2010 8:16PM

    emoticonWell done on the salad challenge!

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September Goals

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Iíve been thinking about goals for September and think I want to focus more on my attitude. Work is a stressful place because of some political bull and after last weeks effort on my part to remain positive and as calm as possible during a very trying week Iíve decided I need to work on that attitude more. So Next month is going to be my Super, Spectacular, Splendid, Superb, Sensational September!

I will make it a point to take deep breaths throughout the day and not participate in gossip about the people at work. I will think positive thoughts and repeat them during the day. I will come up with positive mantras to live by throughout the month! I will be positive!

Other goals I will continue with that I currently do. I will eat within my calorie range and track my food. I will also continue with Cardio and strength training and attempt to increase total fitness minutes from last month. I will continue to drink water as my main source of liquid and get at least 8 glasses a day in. I will also get as much sleep as I can aiming for 7 Ė 8 hours.

This is going to be a great month!

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CATHY559 9/4/2010 1:46PM

  I liked your thoughts for September...makes me want to focus on being more positive too - too easy to get caught up in things that don't matter and bring me down. Thanks for posting and reminding me of what's important!

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BUCKHOLDT 8/30/2010 8:43PM

    What attitudes will produce a Super, Spectacular, Splendid, Superb, Sensational September?

Some ideas: develop great self-control and a healthy self-image.

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/30/2010 4:59PM

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LINDABENEDICT 8/30/2010 4:11PM

    great goals !!!!

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LIBBYFITZ 8/30/2010 10:50AM

    emoticonThat is such a great goal. Positive thinking, I especially like the no gossip one, it is so easy to get caught up with office stuff! emoticon

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GLAMIT 8/29/2010 10:22PM

    emoticon emoticon I like~

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SAL2525 8/29/2010 8:00PM

    I did not just like this blog I LOVED it! Do you work with me at the detox because wow that place you describe sounds just like where I work! My normally positive attitude and been stretched so far it is now fraying along with my nerves. I am going to have to think long and hard as to how I can become more positive and definitely need to come up with a plan to do so. Thanks for bringing this issue up!

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