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Days 40 & 41 This has been a good day!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sat 2/9 Day 40. SO tired. Took a 2 hr nap and didn't get nearly as much done as I needed to.

Sun 2/10 Day 41. Wonderful what extra rest does for you. I'm glad I chose to sleep yesterday. I'll be in better shape Monday morning for having gotten caught up some. I'm working my way down the To Do list before I leave on Thursday for my 8 day retreat.

Good choices today - only coffee and fat-free cream after Meeting (Quaker), and tasty healthy fare with guests for lunch. They thoroughly enjoyed my veggie-filled pea soup. Made Weight Watchers Pumpkin Spice Cake for dessert. It was still warm when we ate it.

Funny moment this morning, thanks to our two younger cats: Mickey chased Grayce into a paper grocery bag, favorite cat hideout. That's funny enough, but it got lots better when Mickey sat on the open end of the bag, trapping Grayce inside and jumping on her. She is so rowdy and pesters the other two so often that it's really funny to watch her get a come- uppance.

  
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ANGGEL40 2/11/2013 11:42AM

    Awww..this is too cute...I can see that Grayce gave up..too adorable..There is nothing wrong with catching up on some sleep..enjoy your week my friend!

God Bless,
Angelia

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CHANGING4ME49 2/11/2013 8:58AM

    So glad you had a good weekend. LOVE the cat pics!!

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LILYDOG11 2/11/2013 3:48AM

    Fun Pictures...Have a good retreat !!

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POPSY190 2/11/2013 3:18AM

    Enjoyed the cat tale! Glad you have had a chance to rest a bit before the break - it's no good arriving somewhere exhausted.

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1EMMA2011 2/10/2013 9:35PM

    So fun! Love the photos!!

Congrats!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 2/10/2013 9:08PM

    You had a good day. Would love to have seen the cats playing...
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ROXYZMOM 2/10/2013 8:27PM

    I am glad that you had a great weekend! Naps can be so nice and it sounds like your lunch went well!

Gotta love having pets! They bring so much joy - I can't imagine life without one!!

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Day 39 Dancing With...the copier???

Friday, February 08, 2013

Hugely busy day; two girlfriend dates after work, so this may be my only chance on lunch break to check in.

Food - more for breakfast than I realized, but I wasn't hungry all morning, and I really needed it to fuel me for work. I WILL MAKE GOOD CHOICES LATER. You hear me???

Fitness - nothing first thing, too tired, dragged self out the door. Did some stretching in office and then...was given a large copying task. Hm. The office is pretty much empty today except for me and two secretaries. Hm. Looking around; there's no one to watch. OK, get moving! The copier isn't an inspiring dance partner, but I made the most of the 20 min it and I were working together. That was a really good cardio workout! I'm glad there wasn't a mirror!

  
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CHANGING4ME49 2/9/2013 1:25AM

    Good for you! Get those workouts in anywhere you can my friend. emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 2/8/2013 9:54PM

    And the question I have...
Is there security cameras?? I want to see this on you tube!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 2/8/2013 8:35PM

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1CRAZYDOG 2/8/2013 5:26PM

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1EMMA2011 2/8/2013 4:26PM

    Great job! I like the dance moves!!! Great visual!

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ANGGEL40 2/8/2013 3:13PM

    emoticon I wonder did that copier feel the burn..good for you getting a workout in..and I hear you..have fun and enjoy! emoticon

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MLH148 2/8/2013 1:36PM

    This is GREAT! Just hope the fax machine isn't jealous!

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POPSY190 2/8/2013 1:25PM

    That's making the most of opportunities! emoticon

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Days 36, 37, 38 Oh I can't wait for the weekend!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

This week has felt so long, ever since Monday. I've had a hard time keeping up with things. Work has been mentally tiring, and I finally got in a short nap today when I got home. A couple of times I've had to choose between staying up and keeping up with SP or letting it go and going to bed. I've chosen bed knowing I can do only so much, and that when I'm stressed, whatever rest I can get is priority.

I've managed to get in at least a couple of short workouts, better than none, and eaten OK which isn't bad considering what overwhelm usually does to me. Those better habits are standing me in good stead now.

A week from today I will be spending the first of eight days on a silent retreat. I am so glad I made those plans awhile back, not knowing how much I'd need them. Here's a short gratitude list for today:

1. That I'm not flying to Boston this weekend
2. That I have only a week to go, and barring any more big projects, should have the last of the current ones completed before I go
3. For daughter's moving plans coming together and that husband is going to fly out with her and her two cats who get to be carry-ons
4. For beautiful crystal heart necklace from husband
5. That husband's cooking skills are coming along. He can do two crockpot meals and can steam vegetables
6. That I didn't have to be anywhere tonight
7. For good progress on current work project
8. For remembering to take breaks today

  
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CATBEFIT 2/8/2013 9:19AM

    What a wonderful gratitude list! And to be able to think of so many items when you are tired! Good for you.

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POPSY190 2/8/2013 2:32AM

    Sleep is essential and has to be a priority. Enjoy the serenity of the retreat.

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TEDYBEAR2838 2/7/2013 10:32PM

    I know you will enjoy it!

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ROXYZMOM 2/7/2013 10:18PM

    So nice that you have a retreat to look forward to! Great job getting some videos in. Also you are wise to pick sleep over the computer!!

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ANGGEL40 2/7/2013 10:16PM

    emoticon gratitude..a silent retreat sounds so nice right about now..I am so happy that you are getting some rest..God Bless you and have a goodnight! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 2/7/2013 8:44PM

    emoticon Progress is good! That's so wise that you chose resting over sparking. You are wise to listen to your body! HUGs

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Day 35 Tired tired tired

Monday, February 04, 2013

Food - good
Fitness - OK, not as much as I'd have liked, and I sat too much at work.

Being out of my main office for a week has left me a backlog of small time-consuming odds and ends to catch up on. Forgot to take my breaks today, and it was lunchtime before I knew it.

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TEDYBEAR2838 2/7/2013 7:09PM

    One thing I NEVER missed at work, was my break. I think
it gives you a break, relieves stress, clears your mind and
helps you to focus when you go back.

I was very strick about taking my breaks.



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ANGGEL40 2/4/2013 9:44PM

    Goodnight..I am on my way to bed as well emoticon

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1EMMA2011 2/4/2013 9:44PM

    I feel for you. Keep going!!

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ROXYZMOM 2/4/2013 9:19PM

    Good night!!

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MAJONES1225 2/4/2013 9:08PM

    I know how you feel.

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Day 34 Ready for a new week

Sunday, February 03, 2013

emoticonFood: reasonable, including potluck. Good decision - have another bowl of soup and a small bit of a single dessert instead of going overboard on desserts.
emoticonI tried an interesting carrot casserole recipe both for the potluck and for dinner at home.
1 bag baby carrots. Steam and mash.
Mix together 3/4 c light mayo, T deli mustard with horseradish, T dried parsley, salt & pepper, small diced onion, 2 oz shredded reduced fat cheddar, and 14 crushed wholegrain crackers.
Add carrots to mixture. Bake in 9x9 pan at 350 for 25 min. I added chopped up leftover zucchini to the second batch. I liked it even better with the zucchini.

emoticonFitness: took it easy today; I needed a rest. I took a short walk and did some stretches.

No partying here tonight; just a quiet evening.

  
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MUSOLF6 2/4/2013 5:38AM

    sounds yummy emoticon

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POPSY190 2/4/2013 1:52AM

    Will have to try the casserole. Thank you.

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BACKTOTEN12 2/4/2013 12:07AM

    Interesting recipe. May have to try it. I love horseradish. Let's have a sparked week! We can do it. emoticon emoticon

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ANGGEL40 2/3/2013 10:28PM

    Thats sounds Yummy..glad you getting some rest...no Superbowl parting here either..Have a goodnight!

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DEBBIESTY 2/3/2013 9:21PM

    enojy the queit evening! You deserve it!

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1EMMA2011 2/3/2013 8:03PM

    Sounds great!

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GAYLSMITH 2/3/2013 7:51PM

    Looks like a really interesting recipe

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