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I'm Thinking POSITIVE!

Monday, March 07, 2011

You may not know it but that's a picture of a POSITIVE PERSON! I like to think I get things done because I'm organized, make lists, have goals, think positive, and I'm logical.

How many times have you been given a task to do and you just throw up your hands in despair and say "I could never do that!" You're defeated before you've even tried.

Like everyone I have my moments of being down. Everyone needs a little pep talk to give themselves when this happens. Maybe the scale went up when you were expecting down. Maybe you didn't get the raise you were counting on; or worse you've been terminated from your job. Maybe a close relative or friend has been sick. There are lots of situations that cause your spirits to head downward. How you handle them is a different matter.

I'm not a psychologist but I have found that even when the news is bad, it could always be worse. I try to think of the positive things in my life when things are looking bad. No use adding to your sadness by eating scads of calories, then you just add guilt on top of it. I have also found that exercise is great therapy. If you're a runner, nows the time to do it. Or a nice long walk with fido, and of course the last resort is a heavy workout in the gym. Like it or not it has a way of lifting your spirits. And . . . . . it helps you sleep at night.

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TRISTAROSE 3/8/2011 6:53AM

    emoticon blog I am going to try to think positively ...

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VITCHY-VICKI 3/8/2011 5:42AM

    emoticonthanks for the pick me up

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BLUESKY104 3/7/2011 10:45PM

    Great attitude -- I'm all with you on it all emoticon

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CATLADY52 3/7/2011 4:29PM

    emoticon we all need reminding now and then.

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Buying new Tennis Shoes!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

emoticon emoticon emoticon Well, with the Peru trip right around the corner I'm unable to procrastinate any longer on buying new Tennis Shoes! But what kind, and where? My new hubby heard me grumbling about what to buy and decided to offer his opinion (always a hazard). lol

He tells me that Mayo Clinic recommends NEW BALANCE. I look skeptical, so he turns to his computer and soon is showing me some pretty snazzy shoes. All colors and styles, I make the comment that I kind of like the black ones -- never had that color before and black and white clothing is a fave of mine. He laughs and says "Ya, they're probably the most expensive!" Well, I don't know if they were or not, but they WERE more than some of the regular looking shoes. I think about a hundred bucks -- which for my budget is HIGH! He sees me discarding the idea in my mind and he says "I'll buy them!" Well, who can turn down a deal like that? emoticon so I'll let you know what my Happy Feet think of them in a day or so!

Off to do my many errands today! Have a good day everyone! And smile - it's contagious!

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BLUESKY104 3/7/2011 10:43PM

    I almost always have a pair of New Balance -- good choice emoticon

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4_MY_LIFE 3/5/2011 5:21AM

    I like New Balance. My shoes are mostly white and pink. But I do have a pair of Nike black and pink for when I want something different.

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PSMITH3841 3/3/2011 10:41PM

    I like New Balance...they have a great cross trainer...I also like Avia cross trainers...they're my 2 favorites and brands that I've had the most comfort success....Can't wait to see the pics from this trip.... emoticon

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CATLADY52 3/3/2011 5:02PM

    I have one pair of black and I consider them my 'dress up shoes'. Normally white is my color of choice. emoticon

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STILLFLYIN 3/3/2011 10:58AM

    I have several pairs of black tennis shoes. It's more about the fit than the color. I hope your new ones fit well!

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VITCHY-VICKI 3/3/2011 8:04AM

    emoticonI would have picked purple but I like black too hope they work out for you have a great trip

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My Energetic Sunday!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I got up this morning feeling like my usual sleepy head, same as most mornings! emoticon spent some time on the computer, read emails, worked on the never ending genealogy -- then for some reason got a burst of energy and decided to blow the leaves in our yard!
emoticon Nearly filled the entire dumpster with leaves, so warmed up thru and thru I came in the house -- turned the heat way down -- and decided to take the time to write this blog! My lazy hubby was sitting around in shorts (which is why the heat is turned so high all the time) -- and I shocked him by telling him we needed to go to the gym in an hour! lol Love to stress him out like that.

Don't have to cook tonight as we're using up some of the leftovers! I don't mind eating them if it's stuff I really like, in this case it's spaghetti or stuffed peppers. Or we might get a loaf of the good Italian bread from our favorite Italian restaurant and just dunk it in our spaghetti sauce and drink wine! Is that healthy? Hope so! emoticon

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PSMITH3841 3/2/2011 9:40PM

    Would you mind sending some of that energy East? I could use some, thank you very much! emoticon

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STILLFLYIN 2/28/2011 9:25AM

    Sounds like a WONDERFUL day! And leftovers are some of my favorite foods.

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THPEAKY 2/27/2011 6:40PM

    Antioxident power!!

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The Hike That Wasn't. . . . .

Friday, February 25, 2011

emoticon My DH planned a hike. Wouldn't tell me where. I keep saying to him, "Let's go somewhere close because gasoline is so expensive!" But. . . . he has already made up his mind, a trait I've discovered in most men. . . . . . so we get in the car, along with the dog and a packed lunch. It will be a LATE lunch cause we don't leave until almost noon.

We take I-10 toward California?? Where could we be going? One thing I'm sure of; it will be some Indian ruins because that's what turns him on. We turn on 85 and eventually find ourselves on 8 heading into San Diego? I laugh and ask him if we're going to visit my girl friend in San Diego! He says "no."

Finally he checks some paperwork he has with him, and says we will be going somewhere West of the mountains we see in the distance. And that we will exit the freeway at exit 78. Exit 78 is also called Spot Road. Not impressive -- nothing there but 4 old mailboxes that look to be about 100 years old! We turn to the right and after a short distance come to another dirt road marked as 76th Avenue! Can you imagine 76th Avenue in the middle of NOWHERE? We turn, but it doesn't seem to go anywhere, and DH says "it doesn't look familiar" (he's been there once before, about 2 years ago). He decides to enter the coordinates on his GPS, and old reliable "Cranky Sue" as I call her tells us to get back on Spot Road. We follow her nice friendly directions, turn left on Spot Road and after going through an old iron gate (another thing DH doesn't remember) we drive through many potholes and washed out areas of the road and eventually come to a dead-end. Nice going Sue! We turn around and as we start back "Cranky Sue" says her usual "Recalculating!"

We wander around the desert for a bit, find nothing -- and I finally announce that I'm starving, it is 3:00 and we haven't found anything yet -- but I think we've driven about 100 miles! There is nothing like keeping it "close to home" folks! We stop and eat and let Amber (dog) do her exploring. George takes photo's of a couple of plants that look like weeds, and probably are, but he claims it's an Arizona wildflower of which he does not have in his collection. So at least he got something out of the trip.

Finally he concedes after driving 100 miles, he doesn't know where the petroglyphs are that he wanted to see. There are some a few miles back the way we came that are not nearly as impressive, and we will go there, but he's disappointed. So we go to the "not so impressive" site, only to see there is a sign that says "no dogs" -- but by this time it's 4:00 and there is not a soul in sight. I ignore the sign and walk with my dog up the trail. DH heads for the little boys room. As we walk down the trail I see what looks like a path going further up the hill, where the more impressive rocks are. We climb to the very top! About then we spy DH, with his camera at the foot of the hill. He takes several photo's of us, some cute pix of Amber as I placed her on top of one of the rocks. Then I tell him to come up and join us. He tells me, "No we aren't allowed to go up there, we're supposed to stay on the path." Oops!

So that was my hike that wasn't. We drove over 200 miles total just to walk around one kind of insignificant hill. Next time I'm sure it will be better.

By the way, made it through day 2 without chocolate, but I did eat some nougat - delicious!

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PSMITH3841 3/2/2011 9:38PM

    Sounds like a fun "not a hike" day together...they always seem to turn out to be pretty nice emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 2/27/2011 2:06PM

    Sounds like you had a good time anyway just getting out and seeing new things had to be fun and being with hubby and Amber had to be a good outing
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SUGARSMOM2 2/27/2011 1:14PM

  oh how cute . you have a keeper honey . enjoy as you travel the road of life . you will encounter many pitfalls as you progress . laugh love and best of enjoy .. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THPEAKY 2/26/2011 7:39AM

    I feel his pain: I have a very good sense of direction but a couple of times have gotten totally turned around on a jaunt and felt so foolish! Now I research for coordinates and then go. The good news is you made it back to your computer! :)

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CATLADY52 2/25/2011 3:56PM

    Sound as if your DH needs a little help on getting directions. Next time find out first if he knows where he's going, then you can be more prepared. emoticon

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STILLFLYIN 2/25/2011 1:48PM

    An adventure! Looking for your next one. emoticon

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Starting DAY 2 with NO CHOCOLATE!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

emoticon I don't know how long this streak will last -- but I did make it through day 1, and now I'm an hour into day 2! Today is supposed to be a hiking day for us -- so as long as I don't have access to that dark, heavenly treat, I suppose I can resist it. Our snacks will be cheese sticks and/or trail mix bars.

The after dinner cravings are the worst. I don't know when this happened to me, or even what happened -- it used to be that "I didn't even like chocolate!" Now if a day goes by and I don't have a square of dark chocolate, or chocolate covered raisins -- or something else equally CHOCOLATE -- I just can't settle down for the night. It's like being obsessed!

Maybe I should try hypnotism?? emoticon

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SUGARSMOM2 2/25/2011 7:33AM

  feel your pain. love choclate .

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KAITLANDSDREAM 2/24/2011 12:00PM

    Would a piece of sugar free hard chocolate candy after dinner help?

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STILLFLYIN 2/24/2011 11:55AM

    OK, I missed something. Why are you giving up chocolate? I hope this is a temporary thing while you work on self control. Chocolate IMHO is one of the fantastic things in the world that should remain in a healthy diet.

Sorry if I'm not being as supportive as you would hope.

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