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Calling today my new year...

Monday, February 04, 2013

January was fine...70% of the time

My DH has been home for 2 months, he is usually working away and home for 1 week every 3 weeks. So it has been hard for me to adjust. But I am going to stop making excuses. Don't get me wrong it is fun having him home. However, it is like we are on an extended vacation.

I am going to get back into my groove!!!!

I am going to walk daily even in cold weather
I am going to stop eating at supper time
I am going to read daily
I am going to work on my projects


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PHOENIXNICKI 7/17/2013 10:44AM

    Hey! It took me a long time to realize that not only is being alone ok, but even good for me. I am someone who could lose themselves with others. After a time I just do what they want because it is easier for me. Now that I realized that I love being alone! I thrive, because i can be more me, and know who I am. My first husband was an airline pilot and gone a lot of the time, leaving me with the children alone. Now my husband lives in Switzerland and I leave in Phoenix! It works for us, and as soon as I retire, he will join me here. Of course that works now because he comes here about 6 months a year (2x 3 months), and we are over 60. I would not recommend that for younger people.
I love kicking back when I want, meeting my girlfriends when I want, watching the tv programs I want, on and on and on. Oh I even bought a car he didn't like! Just because I know it is important to me that I remain me. The last car I bought was his, a Chevy Blazer. Not so much me. I always had convertibles, and now I do again. A little mini cooper. Yeah! I have learned through the years!
So look at being alone as the vacation! and the time he is there as a date! emoticon Enjoy the ride!


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SISSIE21 2/12/2013 3:26AM

    Hang in there. You can do this! A change of routine can be difficult. Glad you are back on track! emoticon

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ROCKETGIRL51 2/9/2013 11:33AM

    So, people who have lost tremendous amounts of weight still have to make goals...somehow that is the "spark" I need.
You have been unbelievable in your success but I also know you did it 2 lbs at a time...what persistence!!

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JSTETSER 2/5/2013 4:29PM

    I empathize with you!
I get my best work done when my husband is out of the house. I love him, and find it hard not to get side tracked when he is home. Retirement will be fun, but I don't know how much work either of us will accomplish! We often give presentations together. When we work together, things DO get done.

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JLDACQ 2/4/2013 1:43PM

    Changing a schedule often brings along unexpected activities, and for a lot of us, a change in how we eat and work out. I know you're enjoying his company and the time your sharing together, and it's the balance of that relationship and your healthy living lifestyle that will often clash.

Not that I had much success with it, but what about looking at a schedule, of sorts, for those weeks he is home? The doing stuff together doesn't always have to be a dinner on the town -- and there are places in your neck of the woods where I would love to dine nightly -- but it's also about finding that happy medium between the "he's working" routine and the "he's home" routine.

And y'know what? Now that you've identified it, I'm positive that you'll figure it out. And when you do, be sure to share it with me, since I still haven't got that one figured out either. :-P

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FLYER99 2/4/2013 9:05AM

    Good for you. My downfall is eating after supper time. That is the big one for me. Good luck and you can do this! Bob.

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Time for me!

Monday, November 05, 2012

I have been so busy helping family and friends with their challenges that I have neglected myself and have become disconnected from my needs. To relax, I watch way too much TV. I have maintained my weight, being sugar free, exercising daily but I have not grown in other areas of my personal life. I will continue to help where needed but not as much. I relish the idea to lose myself in a book, painting, creating, and possibly writing my personal history.

To this end, I will spend my evenings reading
I will walk/run twice a day
I will take time to create,write and learn
I will consider carefully requests for my help! emoticon

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PHOENIXNICKI 7/14/2013 9:17AM

    You are the most important person in your life. I too am not moving as much as I should. I still work fulltime, and I notice, my energy gone at night. I have gotten lazy. I am hoping by losing some pounds, I will have start exercising again which gives me energy.

Take care of yourself, only you can.

Nicki emoticon

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BEWELL48 12/24/2012 8:31AM

    Oh so important! Caring better for ourselves so we can be here to care for others when the needs arise....and as we know they always do!

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    It is a difficult thing to balance helping others and loving others and taking care of ourselves. I agree that we can sometimes become unbalanced.

When I started this journey I took time for me every day to exercise and do other things. No one complained. No one thought I was selfish. Part of the reason no one fussed was that when I was there, I was more present and better able to meet their needs.

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JLDACQ 11/5/2012 10:41AM

    It is so easy to get caught up in others' needs and forget our own. It takes a mindful person to recognize that. You are living proof that the mindset can be changed, that it does change, and it doesn't mean we have to return to our old ways.

Take good care of you, too. :-D

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NAKIOMA 11/5/2012 6:52AM

    I really appreciate people who are able to keep their life in perspective...............You're doing great....................

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DMEYER4 11/5/2012 6:35AM

  good idea you need to put yourself first.

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Run baby run

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

I am ready to start running again after waiting for an improvement in my iron levels which were leaving too tired to do anything but walk. I love how I feel when I run-euphoric, I love the kiss of the wind, I love the sound of my shoes hitting the asphalt, here I go again! I am a runner!!!!!

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LEANJEAN6 4/28/2012 8:03AM

    WooWoo---so good to be able to do this again!----- Good on you!!!!! --I haven't seen your name up for awhile--Nice to chat once again with you my friend!-Lynda

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JLDACQ 2/9/2012 9:17AM

    With all the different activities I've done over the years, I still shun running. I'm almost at a point where I could run for my daily cardio sessions, but running just doesn't speak to me. Sometimes walking (or walking workout videos) speaks volumes to me, but not often. So I'm doing bootcamps, which I've come to really enjoy. Sometimes, though, I dream about running. Not running away, not running from or towards someone, but just running for the sheer joy of it. And that leaves me wondering if I'm a runner at heart, too.

Enjoy the cooler temps for your runs, they won't be around for long. :-D

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 2/8/2012 11:36PM

    I started spark (tracking my food and my runs) because my doctor told me that my iron was low... I know the feeling! I just start running again after an injury. I love running, the feeling of accomplishment, the peace of mind (it feels quiet) and I just want to go (pace yourself! I know you know..!)
Keep posting, I like reading my SPFriends updates - it makes me feel like I am not alone trying to keep an healthy lifestyle! emoticon
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Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hugs to all of you and a very Merry Christmas!! emoticon

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WALKINGGRANDMA 12/24/2011 10:24PM

    Merry Christmas.

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HEALTHY4ME 12/24/2011 9:55PM

    Merry Christmas/Joyeux Noel! I hope you are doing well, I got unsubscribed from your page, so went and read a few blogs. I see that you are trying or have sold your home to move. I wondered where you were living as my dd got a seaglass necklace from a lady at the farmers market in Dartmouth. She works also in surgical steel which is great as my dd is allergic to all metals. She was so happy when my dil gave her jewelery she can wear! So happy and a beautiful pc.
I hope you are doing well and still yet we will meet.
HUGS and again Merry Christmas.

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MEXGAL1 12/24/2011 12:44PM

    And a very Merry Christmas to you as well!

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GETTO140 12/24/2011 10:54AM

    Merry Christmas to you, too! FANTASTIC JOB!! Enjoy your day in the spotlight!!! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 12/24/2011 9:31AM

    emoticonMerry Christmas emoticon

emoticonHappy 2012 New Year emoticon

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CHRISTYBUG 12/24/2011 8:42AM

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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WELLNESSME09 12/24/2011 7:54AM

    Back to you, have a very Merry Christmas! emoticon

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Thank you Sparkpeople!!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

I love this site!! It helps me keep on track and reminds me that paying attention to my health is my responsibility. I love that I am sugar free!! It had blessed my life and freed me from the mental, spiritual and physical shackles of sugar addiction. I love that I don't have to buy new clothes each season because of weight gain, instead I buy them because I love dressing up!! I spent a life time bingeing thinking that I would stuff myself today because TOMORROW, I WILL GET BACK ON TRACK. Now, I realize today is the only day I have and I will be sugar free and do the best I can today to be healthy in spirit,body and mind. Hugs to all of you!! If I can do this--YOU CAN TOO!!

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    Wow! What creativity. Love your enthusiasm and your lifestyle. You are such an inspiration.

How is the moving coming along?

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JLDACQ 12/8/2011 3:40PM

    One of these days, you'll have to give me the street address where this boutique is, and the next time work brings me on a "provincial tour", I wanna stop in!

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WELLNESSME09 12/8/2011 8:03AM

    Thank you so much for sharing your success! :D
May you continue to succeed. emoticon
Wishing you a beautiful day! emoticon

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SEAGLASSQUEEN 12/8/2011 7:23AM

    This is me at the boutique with my seaglass jewellery and of course my crown on!!

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