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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

My…theme I guess you could say…for 2012 is BALANCE. I want to live a more balanced life spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically with God at the center of everything because He is the one that holds everything together. Without Him my life tends to fall apart.

SPIRITUALLY…I need to make time to nourish my spirit whether through prayer, meditation, stillness, reading the Bible, singing songs, etc.

EMOTIONALLY…I need to stop being afraid to let my emotions show. I’m a stoic person. Sometime I come off as cold or unfeeling but deep inside I feel a lot. There is nothing wrong with letting that show every now and then.

MENTALLY…I need to engage my mind more through reading, word puzzles, studying the Bible (which will also help nourish the spirit), etc.

PHYSICALLY…I need to take better care of my body by eating healthier and moving it more.

This means getting my apartment in order and keeping it in order.

This means sticking to my budget and watching my spending.

This means getting out of my apartment more and being social.

This means spending time reading/studying the Bible, praying, etc.

This means watching what I eat and exercising.

This means taking time for all my hobbies (writing, crocheting, reading, and video game playing)

This means not obsessing about my weight.

This means not focusing completely on one thing and everything falls to the waste side.

It’s all about balance.

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REGABA 1/5/2012 9:21AM

    I hope you find that balance. For me this year I'm working hard to journal. Not just my Spark Blog but if I write I know I'm doing well.

I was having a hard time a few years ago and I started a journal called five things. Each day i had to write down five things that were good about the day. Some days i struggled and my entries would be things like.
ate three meals
said my prayers
didn't have a cold
traffic was good coming home.
The sun came out.

It made me mindful of God's simple blessings each day and it helped.

Blessings on your journey.


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The art of procrastination

Friday, November 04, 2011

So I’m doing this little thing called NaNoWriMo (read about it here: www.nanowrimo.org) and the goal is to write a 50,000 word novella or 50,000 towards a novel in 30 days.

Basically it’s a practice in procrastination….I mean discipline. Yeah.

Here’s the thing, while I am an organized person and very fastidious (good word huh?) about scheduling my time I am also a procrastinator. The problem is that I am easily distracted and this is never as apparent as it is in November.

It just so happens that November is the busiest month of the year for me, leading up to the second busiest month—December.

There is NaNoWriMo, the Christmas gifts that I am making, the small group I lead, my blog that I write (that is currently in disrepair, I should really put some work into that…)…That’s not even counting the things that I am planning on doing including creating a home notebook to organize all my crap…I mean time and activities…and making products for the etsy store I am going to open next year.

What all this means is that my procrastination kicks into full gear. Like today at work, when I should be working…on work…I decided that it would be nice to redo my bulletin board…and make my work notebook (that I use to organize my work time and tasks) more decorative….

It also took me all day to write up this blog post….

Oooo! Something shiny!

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SILVERBIRCH65 11/4/2011 7:45PM

    So.... how is Nanowrimo going?

I did it one year, very successfully, but that was the year I had the perfect idea with loads and loads of structure and even I, an inveterate procrastinator, was able to power through it.

The second year, I thought I would use it as a tool, not to write a complete work--and I just sort of limped along. I met the "goal" 50,000, but it was a hollow victory, because I hadn't created something useable.

Gotta go, but would love to hear more.


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Weigh In

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Last Weigh in: 244
Current Weight: 242
Lost: -2
Total Lost: -3.5

I'm a day late with my weigh in because I sort of forgot that it was yesterday. I was of work the last two days and it has really thrown my schedule off.

Week in review: Despite the fact that I did lose 2 pounds this week, it wasn't a good week. I didn't exercise at all and I hardly tracked anything that I ate. I think my saving grace was that my eating habits are changing, but they can get out of hand if not left in check.

Goals: I did not meet any of my goals last week. They will remain my goals until I can meet them.
* To stick to my calorie range
* To complete week 3 of my 5k Your Way walking program
* To get out of bed without hitting the snooze button

Here's to a better week! emoticon

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ARTEMISSA 10/29/2011 9:42PM


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AMANDASHRINKING 10/29/2011 11:57AM

    way to go on the lose that is awesome

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LINTPICKER 10/29/2011 11:54AM

    It may have been a rough week, but you are still on track and will do better this one! Good job!

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MADDY93 10/29/2011 10:58AM

    Congrats on the weight loss! You're not always going to have a good week, and that's perfectly ok! Just take some time to look at your mistakes from this week and make sure you don't make the same ones :)

Good luck!

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FOOTPRINTS1023 10/29/2011 10:48AM

    I like your goals! That is great you lost 3lbs!

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Weigh in

Friday, October 21, 2011

Last Weigh in: 246
Current Weight: 244
Lost: -2
Total Lost: -1.5

I¡¯ll take it. emoticon

Week in review: I did go over my calorie range twice this week, once being yesterday. I also struggled with getting up early to exercise. Getting out of bed is really hard. I just don¡¯t want to do it. I¡¯m working on that.

I didn¡¯t make any goals for this week which was silly of me. Goals are good. It gives you something to work towards other than that number that is your goal. If that was all I was focused on I would get depressed as that is more than a hundred pounds away. My goals for this next week are:

¢¾To stick to my calorie range
¢¾To complete week 3 of my 5k Your Way walking program
¢¾To get out of bed without hitting the snooze button

The weekend is coming!


Thankful Thurday

Thursday, October 20, 2011

1 Thessalonians 5:16 NLT “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”

Today has been kind of a crappy day. I’m not in the best of moods, I am so bloated I feel like I’m ten sizes larger than I am, I had to pull out a ton of stitches on this thing I’m cross stitching for my dad for Christmas, I feel like I might burst into tears at any moment, my face is all broken out because it’s that time of the month, and I forgot my make up at home so I can’t cover it up. I feel as pretty as an UGLI fruit. The last this I want to be is thankful but an attitude of gratitude helps one keep perspective.

What I am Thankful for Today:
* Having a free night to relax
* Having money in the bank
* Having a roof over my head
* Having a car of my own
* Having food for my table
* Having access to clean water
* Having a job
* My family and friends who love me and are there for me

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LKRUCKS 10/20/2011 3:28PM

  Rhea Honey,
Here's why you should be TRULY grateful - because even tho' ALL of these awful things are happening right now, and even tho' all of these awful feelings are REAL - right now -- and even tho' you write that an "attitude of gratitude helps keep perspective" - especially when you TRULY don't feel it - YOU STEPPED UP, kiddo! You showed up - and in that, you kept your faith where it should ALWAYS be... in His hands.
Atta' girl - things DO get better - I KNOW you already know that...but how terrific that you are willing to put yourself " out there" when they stink! You're doin' great!
Bless you ... you're adorable, and your dad is gonna' LOVE his very own cross stitched "thing" from his terrific kid! :):):)

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