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Friday, December 12, 2014

Hi everyone. A lot has happened in my life since the last time I blogged. I got sick, my dog was very sick (bleeding inside), she is fine now, and my grandparents who are in their 90's are going down hill. I realize that this is all a part of life and I need to learn to deal with it in other ways than moping around and feeling sorry for myself. I am no good to anyone when I am like this. So I decided to head back to SparkPeople on a regular basis. When I am moving around I feel better physically and mentally. Healthy eating helps too.
Another thing that happened recently is I reconnected with a guy who said that he wanted to date me. Come to find out after we had been talking that he had a girlfriend. He said that she was going to leave him. I fell for it hook line and stinker at first but something didn't feel right so I got curious and looked at his facebook page. To my shock it says that he is married to this lady! Now I am like you lose some you win some. I have since dusted myself off and got back on track.

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HOBBESIS49 12/13/2014 3:17AM

    Boy do you E V E R have this right: "When I am moving around I feel better physically and mentally. Healthy eating helps too"

Glad that you have your head in the right place.. good grief! Some people are ridiculously dis-loyal and not honest. It's really important to listen to ones intuition..

Advice from an OLD GIRL: I hold myself as a person that deserves respect and dignity, and that is what gravitates towards me. This did not always used to be... Finding the right relationship starts with me & respecting and liking myself FIRST. Like a lot of other women I was once one of those women who dated the bad/jerk type, the charmers..

Be good to yourself!

YOU deserve the very best..

emoticon Jane

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DEEEBEE 12/13/2014 12:11AM

    Some people are awful. Most aren't. There was a married guy who wanted to go out with me and I said, But you're married, and he said, If I don't care, why should you? No, I didn't go "out" with him! At all! So sorry you got reconnected with one like that.

It is hard to watch your loved ones lose strength. I lost my mother, almost two years ago now, after a long illness. Just do your best. I always feel better too, getting some exercise.

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AQUAGIRL08 12/12/2014 5:24PM

    The problem with talking with someone on the telephone is that it offers some degree of anonymity that face to face meetings do not. I have always felt that after a few good dates, it is a great idea to do some sort of group activity. It helps you to meet the person's friends and quite possibly his family. A picnic, bowling, a play or a sporting event is a fun type of activity. You can learn a lot about a person by talking to his friends and family. I am so sorry things didn't work out for you. I imagine your heart is aching right now. Hugs!

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"And we'll be dancing...."

Monday, July 14, 2014

I love to watch people dance and figure skate. I recently checked out the So You Think You Can Dance, Get fit DVD from my local library. I decided to try my hand at the disco dancing portion of the DVD. I found out I can do the parts where they break it down but not so much the fast parts.
We will see if this improves with time. I did enjoy myself while dancing , even when I messed up on the steps. I could beat myself up for missing some of the steps but found myself just getting back in the groove.
Have a fun, happy, and healthy week! :)

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BARBIE176 7/18/2014 1:46PM

    emoticon emoticon that sounds like fun!

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MAINEALI 7/15/2014 11:35AM

    I've thought that the dvd sounded like fun. It's good to hear from someone that it is! Keep on Dancin'!

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DEEEBEE 7/14/2014 11:47PM

    Dancing is fun. The more you do it, the better you get.

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KATIBUG49 7/14/2014 9:19PM

    Sounds like fun!

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AQUAGIRL08 7/14/2014 8:48PM

    I love that you have found something that you enjoy doing that is also active. Good for you! Chances are, since you enjoy it, it will bring pleasure as well as exercise.

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JAMBABY0 7/14/2014 8:25PM

    good for you

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MELYROD18 7/14/2014 8:24PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BETZYGIRL 7/14/2014 8:14PM

    emoticon I couldn't disco dance, but it sounds like it was fun!

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Working on "forgiveness" of myself and others.

Monday, July 07, 2014

I am jumping to day 6 of my Everyday Happy book. It says to "practice forgiveness" and to "think" 'I forgive them' or I forgive myself to keep the "forgiveness" in the present moment. I have learned that it's not about forgetting what other people or I did but letting go of the "negativity" that surrounds the event or situation causing the anger. I still struggle with this as I am sure many people do. I however don't want "negativity" in my life. I want peace and happiness in my life, so I am choosing to focus on the good things in my life and let go of that which is weighing me down figuratively and literally.

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AQUAGIRL08 7/18/2014 2:52PM

    emoticon emoticon that is something I struggle with too. Thanks for posting!

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SUNNYRAYE 7/10/2014 4:29AM

    Amen to that.
My past has held me back for so long, I have honestly been tangled in fear, resentment, guilt, negativity and anger spaghetti. It has been a journey to start removing those layers one by one and start getting some of the tangles removed.
I am so glad I have started because each day is better than the last.

All the best on your journey!

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COOP9002 7/8/2014 11:31AM

    All of us need to work on this. Thanks for sharing.

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/7/2014 6:48PM

    that is something we all need to work on I am glad you are able to forgive yourself and others

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JANET552 7/7/2014 2:21PM

    Excellent!! I need to work on this!

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Day 1 of Everyday Happy Book.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

So I am rereading parts of the Everyday Happy book by Jenny Hare. It says to be "active and pro active." Some suggestions were to go visit a friend, clean around the house, or "tackle a project" that has been put off. The side note says to "decide what to do and just do it!" Although the book suggests going for a run I decided to get out and go for a walk at a newer park to my area. I ended up walking 1.44 miles and later wanted to relax so I did Qi Gong. By doing these things today I actually felt better .
I will say that today I just wanted to stay in bed and sleep or just lay there. I decided this was not helping me reach my goal of 5,000 steps per a day and was counter productive to my overall health.
Hope everybody had a happy and productive day today!

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SUNNYRAYE 7/10/2014 4:26AM

    Well done! Keep getting up and you will see the results.

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COOP9002 7/7/2014 10:45AM

    sounds like you're finding your stride. Blessings upon you today as you seek to reach your goals.

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Consistency is the key for me.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

I am up and down as far as my weight goes. I realized I need to eat healthy all of the time and not just when things are going well. It really makes a big difference when I am stressed if I exercise and eat better. I got sick and hurt . Fell of the bandwagon and am back at it again. I always find myself coming back to Spark People because of all of the great resources and motivation.
I am also back to participating in the 100 days of weight-loss book discussion. I find it really helpful to know that I am not alone in my struggles.
I debated on blogging because I don't really have anything new to say other than I am back on my journey to becoming a stronger, healthier person inside and outside.

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MIMULUSBUG 3/22/2014 9:11PM


I do better on Spark People as well. Just got to keep out of the ditch longer each time I fall...

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