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New Year, New Me~Day 25

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tomorrow my baby turns 5! I can't believe it. She is growing up so fast. Last night before bedtime, I was reading something about the author and what he said. I was shocked that she knew the word "author" and I hadn't said it out loud. Last week she said "pizaaz" (did I even spell that right??). WOW! That's my 1st postive! After work I'm going to meet DH & DD at the store so we can pick up the cupcakes for Em to have with her friends in pre-school tomorrow. Then I want to try to find some stuff to put in goodie bags to give the litte girls invited to the Tea Party for Emma this weekend. Here's to hoping the $1 store will be friend! Tonight it's supposed to start raining and rain off and on tomorrow. Then we're going to get snow later in the day. We will see how accurate it ends up being. Right now The Weather Channel says 3-5 inches. The last few times we've had nothing when they've predicted we were getting something. We shall see what we shall see!

Today, for some reason, has been a stressful and emotional day for me. Have lots on my plate this week. Just added an additional thing-a doctor's visit. I'm actually excited and looking forward to my appointment. I saw this doctor 2 times (for a physical in December 2009 and then a follow up last January) and loved her. Then before I went to another follow up appointment, I was notified that she was leaving that practice and taking a sabatical for a bit. She was a new Mom. Only thing was, she was going to be working at a different office. Well a couple weeks back my boss discovered she was back in action. This morning I was feeling quite down and decided to call and see if I could be seen this Thursday (she's only there Thursdays & Fridays). The receptionist was so kind and emailed that doctor and asked that I call back. I did and the doctor said she'd love to see me! It made me feel so much better! So that's my second positive! I'm hoping that talking with my doctor I can come up with a better plan so I can get a grip on my eating and depression. I hate when I can't control my crying!

My last positive? As of yesterday I had done 6 days of consecutive exercise! My goal is to get exercise everyday until the end of February. The way I see it is, even if I only get in 10 minutes, it's better than sitting and doing absolutely nothing!
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LESLIES537 1/25/2011 8:26PM

    I love the teacup party idea! Em is going to have so much fun! Be sure to take LOTS of pictures!! emoticon

p.s. I'm really glad you called the doc and are going to see her. She will help, I'm sure of it. Hang in there sweetie. emoticon emoticon and more emoticon

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FUNFROG79 1/25/2011 7:30PM

    Happy birthday to your daughter! Great job with your exercise streak! emoticon

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JETSOX 1/25/2011 6:12PM

    Happy Birthday, Miss Emma!!!!
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I hope your appointment goes sure to blog about it!

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    You're doing so well. I am really proud of you. Happy Birthday to Em. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 1/25/2011 5:41PM

    They grow up way too quick. Happy Birthday to your sweet baby girl tomorrow. Congrats on the exercise 6 days in a row! You are on a roll. Keep it up! emoticon

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NEWNAC304 1/25/2011 5:13PM

    I'm glad you were able to get in to see the doctor you like. I hope she can help you work out a plan. Have fun with the tea party!

I've exercised 3 days in a row. I'm going to keep it up through the end of February!

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New Year, New Me~Day 23

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy Sunday! It's the start of a new day as well as a new week. I'm feeling very positive and encouraged this morning. I'm not quite sure why I feel this way but I do know that I am blessed to have God in my life. I know that He is with me when I am struggling with staying positive in life. Without Him, depression would truly be a constant!

Yesterday, I exercised by dancing with Em. We danced to Come On Ride The Train & Gonna Make You Sweat. The first one came into my head and then Em decided she needed to get a piggy back ride. So I got a couple minutes of strength I guess you could say.

My lower back was feeling the effects this morning but I'm feeling good now! I have a 64oz water bottle filled and ready to be totally consumed and even refilled. Water has pretty much been a staple throughout my life. Four years ago this month I totally took soda out of my life. I know that I would be much heavier than I am currently if I'd continued to drink it. I was never a diet soda person-didn't care much for the taste! But I loved me some Sprite and the last couple months before I quit, I was really into the Orange soda they had at work. I started drinking Crystal Light and even found Tangerine Strawberry which took away my orange craving for soda. But now? I pretty much drink only water. It's so good for your body-especially your skin!

I just really cannot believe how positive I'm feeling this morning. I pray that this feeling continues throughout the week. I've got some personal goals I'm trying to reach and I need to keep positive. I also want to continue my daily exercise challenge. It's not always easy but it's a habit I really want to continue-kind of like the water? I know how important it is to get in some sort of exercise daily. I don't pretend to be perfect in doing this. But I am trying and that's what counts for right now. Last February I got in 27 out of 28 days of exercise. I want to do my best to do that again this year and to keep at it. Now when I did it last year, it definitely was not intentional but I was proud of myself for sticking to it. Now last year I only remember February and have no clue what I did for January. But I still thought it was worth a shot to start now, while it's January. If I waited til February, who knows where I'd be mentally. And I know that exercise, along with God, plays a great part in my mental status.

Today, I want to take some time and actually write down my goals for exercise this week. It's going to be an insanely crazy week. Emma turns 5 on Wednesday. I have to get my windshield replaced so I can get my car inspected before the end of the month. I have a get together at a friend's on Friday and then on Saturday is Emma's Tea Party to celebrate her birthday! But I know it's important to have me time in this crazy filled week. And that means exercise! So I need to map out at least 1 day at the gym I joined in September and have only been to 1 time in October!!! emoticon Time to emoticonmyself in the pants and emoticon throwing money emoticon(yes that's a scale but it will do for my scenario..lmbo) I want be toned emoticon and fit emoticon I've got a trip to plan for!!

Make it a wonderful week...Shoot for the moon, reach for the stars emoticon

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LESLIES537 1/25/2011 4:01PM

    Keep on shooting for that moon and staying positive!! emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/24/2011 11:51PM

    I'm cheering for you my friend. Get to that gym & work it out! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 1/24/2011 7:18AM

    emoticon Listen to the great attitude! So happy that you are drinking your water and learning to make exercise fit into your daily life. You will feel so much better doing that. Have a fantastic week!

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PINKNFITCARLA 1/23/2011 4:10PM

    Sounds like you're doing great and have a plan!

I planned on going to the gym this weekend, but have been sick so I've just rested. Hopefully a few evenings this week!

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NEWNAC304 1/23/2011 12:30PM

    I love your positive attitude! Keep it up!

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LLTS01 1/23/2011 9:24AM

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New Year,New Me~Day 22 Positivity Challenge

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The last couple days I have been continuing to get in some sort of exercise. It may not be what I was doing before but I will work my way towards it. I really want to show the rest of January who's boss by getting in some sort of exercise daily. And I'm keeping myself accountable by logging it on my Sparkpage and checking in on my pals who are also into it.

In the wee hours of the morning I joined the team Positivity Challenge after reading my buddy LESLIES537 blog:

A person needs all the positivity they can get on this journey, you know? So I guess, Leslie, I put on my positive pants emoticon emoticon

So in keeping with what Leslie blogged, here is my Positive # 1:

Last night I took the plunge and filled out my college application! emoticon At some point this morning I hope to speak with the school's enrollment advisor. They waived the start up fee and I could start at no cost. I will have to pay for the books but I should be able to get that fee reimbursed by my job. I am praying that the process at work will go smoothly. It is a program that will lead to a degree. Last year they told me they only approve classes that will lead to a degree-not a certificate (I was originally trying to take classes that would lead to my becoming a Children's Fitness Specialist. Now I'm going for a Bachelor's in Applied Psychology-Child Advocacy concentration. I already have an Associate's.). So going back to school is a big thing for me and it's a definite positive!

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I am exercising more and I have a great support systems with my Sparkfriends! It's the first positive step towards making lasting changes. Consistency is SO important on this journey!!

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I am praying to be able to take a trip this summer to meet up with 2 of my special Sparkfriends that happen to reside in the same state-LOOZINITNOW and LESLIES537! I am SO excited about this opportunity! I am praying that it will all work out. They have been a huge support to me for quite some time emoticon

So let's continue to support and encourage one another. Let's stay positive!

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NEWNAC304 1/22/2011 6:00PM

    Congrats on filling out the college application. Great job on getting in some exercise every day. Keep up the good work!

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NITELITE72 1/22/2011 12:57PM

    Great blog! Going back to college is a big step, so congrats!! I just finished for the second time after being a dental hygienist for the past 10 years! You are so right...consistancy is huge. Best of luck on your journey and I hope you get to meet your sparkfriends!

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LESLIES537 1/22/2011 11:13AM

    Rock those positive pants, gurl!! emoticon emoticon

You've been a huge support to me as well! I'm so thankful our paths have crossed and I can't wait for the oppurtunity to meet you!! emoticon emoticon

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THATS_LOVELY101 1/22/2011 11:12AM

    What a great blog! Congrats on applying to college. That sounds like a wonderful and rewarding career plan. I have known a few people that were able to get grants from their employers and the amount depended on hours worked per week. That's definitely a good way to go, and every little bit counts. Way to go!

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LLTS01 1/22/2011 10:20AM

    I am so glad you filled out the application. You have been talking about school for some time and I think finally just doing it will have so many positive effects.


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LOOZINITNOW 1/22/2011 9:54AM

    I am so proud of you and all that you are accomplishing and working towards! I am also super excited about the opportunity to meet with you and Leslie! Stay positive and stay focused my friend! emoticon emoticon

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New Year, New Me~Day 19

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I just realized what a hiatus this has been from blogging-almost 10 days. That's ridiculous! However, I just finished working out for 35 minutes and had only planned to do 20. Actually I had no plans to exercise at all today so WOOOHOO! It was funny cuz DD hummed a bit of Rihanna and I ended up turning on Disturbia and we danced to that. That took me past the 20 minutes. Then I turned on Usher's OMG and went dance crazy. Then when it ended she asked me to put it on again so I got in a great workout. Now my stomach is acting up:/ I think I was drinking water too fast. Although, according to Emma, if I don't drink water I will get sweaty! How funny is that!?

After texting with LESLIES537 & DALMOMOF3, we came up with the idea of getting 10 or 20 minutes of exercise everyday from now until the end of February. I needed this push so it's a great thing! Thanks again guys!

Anyone else want to join us in exercising everyday from now til the end of February? Minimum of 10 minutes and it can be cardio or strength. SOMETHING is better than NOTHING, right?

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/20/2011 5:40PM

    Good job on your exercise and good luck on your challenge!

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STEINERMOM 1/20/2011 7:57AM

  I will join in the challenge! It will keep me going on the off days. The dancing sounded like fun. Good for you!

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    Great little challenge! I know you can do it!

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JETSOX 1/20/2011 6:44AM

    How fun to dance around with your daughter!!!

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NEWNAC304 1/19/2011 9:55PM

    Sounds like a great plan! I can commit to 10 minutes every day from now until the end of February! You're doing great!

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LLTS01 1/19/2011 9:39PM

    emoticon Simone. Dancing is the best.

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FUNFROG79 1/19/2011 6:53PM

    LOVE dancing!!! emoticon

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LESLIES537 1/19/2011 6:37PM

    YES, WE WILL!!!! This is EXACTLY the push I needed too! Thank you so much for this challenge....and keep on DANCING! emoticon (GREAT idea on the music and dancing, btw! My kids would love that! I'm stealing that idea!)

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LOOZINITNOW 1/19/2011 6:09PM

    You are starting what could be the start of a very good habit. Hopefully by the end of February you will be craving that exercise. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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New Year, New Me~Day 10

Monday, January 10, 2011

I am secretly calling this blog, "My co-worker tried to kill me today!" I made a suggestion to take a walk just before 2pm. We did 2 laps which equal 1 mile. Actually, she was waaaaay ahead of me which made me work harder. Then just before 4 she says, "You ready to do another mile?" I was like, "But I only need to do 30 minutes of exercise today. I could do 30 tomorrow." Enter WHINY voice here. But I sucked it up and said I needed to burn off some of the sweets I consumed. I didn't complain while I was walking or afterwards. No matter how much air I was sucking through my mouth emoticon emoticon

But today I discovered how out of shape I am. Now don't get me wrong. I was fully aware that I was out of shape. But I think I was in some sort of dream world until today. I used to be a few steps behind her but this was just play ridiculous.

Despite how out of shape I discovered myself to be, I still gave as much as I could to my walk and even climbed 4 flights of stairs back up to get to my office. And an hour later I also took the stairs to get to my car on the 4th floor! So today and in the future, was a NO ELEVATOR riding day for me! emoticon I am so proud of myself for doing this! I realize for some it may not be a big deal, but it's a big deal for me as well as a big step-especially returning for another go round 2 hours later. I'm going to keep telling myself "I'm moving in the direction of my greatest dreams and defeat is SO NOT an option"! I WILL DO THIS emoticon

Challenge yourself and LIVE out your dreams my friends!

PS I made to 10,000 steps! WOOHOO

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LESLIES537 1/11/2011 11:17AM

    WTG gorgeous!! emoticon emoticon

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DAISYANE 1/11/2011 10:38AM

    Great job pushing yourself and sounds you have a nice coworker that really cares about you. Baby steps and one day you will be speeding by her.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/11/2011 10:22AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work my friend!

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FUNFROG79 1/11/2011 7:48AM

    Whoo-hoo! emoticon

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HEATHERL219 1/10/2011 11:33PM

    Great job!! Continuing to walk showed that you can do this!! Sounds like you had a great day and I hope you're feeling great!!

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NEWNAC304 1/10/2011 11:00PM

    Great job! I need to join you in those stairs. Starting tomorrow, providing we don't get all of the snow they're calling for and I can get to work! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 1/10/2011 10:26PM

    Good for you! I bet you feel great too!

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MELISSAJUSTINA 1/10/2011 10:14PM

    Sometimes pushing yourself a little bit further, feels good afterwards! Awesome taking the stairs!!!

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You rock!!!

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/10/2011 9:20PM

    Good for you! I have got to stop taking the elevator to my 4th floor office. But I always carry too much 'stuff' around. Need to stop taking work home, too.

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LOOZINITNOW 1/10/2011 8:34PM

    emoticon Great job pushing beyond your comfort zone! You totally owned this day!

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    Good for you and your coworker. She is motivating you. Let her.

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