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12 Promises You Should Make to Yourself and Keep Forever

Thursday, September 18, 2014


This one was TOO GOOD - had to share!!

Life is not all rainbows and butterflies. It can be tough sometimes. And you’ve paid a heavy price to get this far, so the best option is to really make it count by moving forward from where you are. Free yourself from the world’s negativity – from the sources of ignorance telling you what you can and cannot do – by promising to look ahead, to live ahead, and to get ahead. In other words, start making positive promises to yourself!

Promise to fight back, to fight harder, to laugh louder and longer and slap adversity back into its seat whenever it dares to stand against you. Promise to be a force to be reckoned with – because you are a force to be reckoned with.

Make these promises to yourself, and keep them forever.

Repeat after me: “I promise…”

See link below for the list of the 12 promises to make to yourself: www.marcandangel.com/2014/09/17/12-p
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KENDRACARROLL 9/18/2014 2:40PM

    I love their blogs. Read every single one of them.
(Haven't read today's yet. Looking forward to it.)


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1CRAZYDOG 9/18/2014 1:28PM

    Printed this and putting it on my bathroom mirror. emoticon

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DONNELDA22 9/18/2014 10:06AM

    Thanks that was great. I PINED the "12 Promises" on Pinterest so everyone can read them. emoticon

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Letting Go - Taking a Break...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


For the rest of this month I have to let go of my goals around diet/exercise. I need to take some pressure off - and simply focus on one day at a time - with work, my move prep, my volunteer stuff and somehow get some balance and insert some FUN in there.

I've been so busy that I haven't been able to visit with my 'friends' as much and it's making me grouchy. There are also a couple who were rude or just turned me away - and I felt hurt - but I'm letting go and breaking any ties to anything negative and moving onward/forward.

I have a meeting with the new school program on Monday. I'm hoping to hear that my oldest is going to resolve her living issue (I have been worried about this situation and frustrated that I can't really help right now).

So I'm going to try to minimally 'spark' here and there. I may not post as much or blog as often. I need to do some re-grouping.

  
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SPARTANJAI 9/18/2014 1:56PM

    Focus is important. Take time for yourself!

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 9/18/2014 5:51AM

    Take care of yourself...

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NEW-CAZ 9/18/2014 2:50AM

    Take care of yourself Helene emoticon

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JUST_BRENDA 9/17/2014 9:08PM

    You are smart by pulling back to take care of yourself. It sounds like it's a very busy time for you. There's much value in taking a break sometimes!
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AUNTALICE2 9/17/2014 8:49PM

    You do what you need to do. It is important that you maintain a 'sane' lifestyle. We will be looking for those times when you visit us. Hoping all goes well and you are able to get your peace of mind renewed. emoticon

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4RASCALS 9/17/2014 8:16PM

    Just take care of yourself. Self care is important & taking a break will allow you to regroup .
Hopefully you will get to spend time with your friends. Have some fun. Wish you the best.

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KIPPER15 9/17/2014 5:55PM

    Take care of you! emoticon

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DOOBRIE 9/17/2014 3:03PM

    You take care of you, Helene. Everything will work out alright in the end. A break from here will probably be good for you. You know all your friends on here will be thinking of you and wishing you well.

Hope you get some nice dates to cheer yourself up!

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DONNELDA22 9/17/2014 1:24PM

    We appreciate your blogs when you are to do them. Your own personal life is more important though and you must put yourself first and we will be here waiting when you are able to blog again. emoticon

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SEATTLE58 9/17/2014 1:19PM

    I understand that you need to take the time to re-group. That's what we have to go when everything becomes overwhelming. Will be so nice to have you peeking in on us once-in-awhile too. emoticon

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REMEMBER2BME 9/17/2014 1:12PM

    Great plan. Take care of you. Maybe just focus on making good choices but not knocking yourself out. HUGS to you!

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Go With The Flow

Tuesday, September 16, 2014



I am resigning to allow life to flow these next two weeks. I am done trying to 'control' things and I'm going allow things to flow as they will.

It's liberating to do this - and it's something I need to practice more in my life. I need to let go of the "Virgo" in me who wants to know every detail, step... Life HAPPENS... I'm not perfect but things keep moving in the right direction despite the challenges (and some weight gain set backs).

For now - the important thing is to set the goals to get this move done as smoothly as possible. I've set a goal to get through 4 boxes every night this week and this weekend - well I will really dive into packing all I don't need. So much stuff to still get rid of - incredibly LIBERATING!!

Including getting rid of old wedding photos and posting an ad to sell my wedding dress. Letting go of old karma to allow for FRESH new things to come into my life!!


This was almost 20 years ago!! My train - detachable too... I will post it I think for $250 or best offer - what do you think?

Onward, forward, upward - Feeling liberated accepting all that is flowing in my life right now!

  
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MSLZZY 9/17/2014 9:03AM

    The dress is lovely and worth every penny of $250. Go with the flow and have less stress.

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4RASCALS 9/17/2014 8:27AM

    emoticon Just go with the flow. I like that idea.

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    Good choice...

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MISSLISA1973 9/16/2014 10:46PM

    I don't remember where I heard it, but I remember hearing that plants don't work to grow. They just grow. They just "go with the flow" of life and do what they do, and magically, they grow. I think that's a good illustration for us. Do what we do, and just let the growth (or shrinking, as the case may be emoticon ) happen.

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KENDRACARROLL 9/16/2014 9:30PM

    Go with the flow - good choice.
Just breathe and let life...

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1CRAZYDOG 9/16/2014 7:58PM

    You are doing such a good thing for yourself letting things go so you can have a fresh start.

I think you have your gown priced so it will sell. It is beautiful!

Good luck.

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COOLRAIN 9/16/2014 7:40PM

    Go with the Flow!

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    Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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GEORGE815 9/16/2014 6:54PM

    Let it flow!

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SHAMROCKY2K 9/16/2014 6:39PM

    Liberate! Good decisions there.

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I Got This!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Day 2 with my daughter back to school. In thinking of the trials and challenges we went through last year - we've come a long way and I see possibilities for positive changes.

She ended up reaching her friend and I allowed her to spend time with him and she was very grateful and felt very relieved that he was ok. She has been much more appreciative and expressing gratitude these days which is nice. There are still moments where her moods shift in an instant - but that's all part of the teenage hormones.

Work flew by today. After work I came home to do my workout. I was tempted to skip it but pushed through. I used our lab's scale today which measures body composition (I can't believe I didn't use it before now since I've been there almost 4 years) but it was a wake up call! I need to get my numbers down to healthy ranges - my body fat percentage is in the obese category again - that was what made me push through my commitment to workout and eat well and skip drinks tonight.

I am determined to finish off the year getting back to the 20 to 25lbs weight loss mark. I was looking at old pics and had this scan of me - not sure how old I was but love my thinner face and I will get there again.

Tomorrow is my long day... I get to work for 6 and won't be home until 9 as I chair my first meeting as president with my association. Then I get home and have to take care to put the garbage out as I have loads with the de-cluttering.

Tonight I managed to scan more pics and pack up movies and a box of VHS movies that I'm giving away.

Now I just finished taking my bath, blogging and will be turning in soon. Plans to workout in the morning since I won't be home until late.

Feeling Strong and Proud today!!

  
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Having Faith... in Progress

Tuesday, September 09, 2014



Progress is progress...

My daughter had her first day today ... while I had to drive her in because the transportation didn't show up - she went and she for the first time left the house without her hat as it's not allowed at school (an issue she has about not liking how she looks / her hair).

She was only there a half day as per the plan - but then this afternoon she received a call that would frighten anyone. One of her friends has been missing since Friday and last time she talked to him - he was suicidal so she is understandably upset. I'm proud of her for how she's handling it and how she is opening up to me about it.

I'm grateful for this progress... I'm grateful for my workplace and their flexibility as I didn't make it in until 10. Tomorrow I'll stay again to be sure her taxi arrives ok.

I used the extra time at home this morning to get my workout in which was great since I didn't get it in after work. I did well with eating all day - but having a few drinks tonight - but completely OK with it. Progress is progress...

I also talked to someone about the possibility of sharing my story around my drinking as part of a documentary - and while it's scary to open myself up this way - I honestly feel it's for the greater good (if I'm accepted) to help others who might be experiencing the same issues. That's what I love about leading the team Cutting Down the Booze - it's a team that ROCKS in that we do not judge. We are open to all goals that people set for themselves without stereotyping.

My hope is that if I'm chosen to be part of this documentary that it will be another step forward in my journey - but most of all that it will be something that will help many others.

My passion in life has always been to be a helper, coach, and healer... I have faith and belief that everything comes to my life for a reason and this is just one more of those instances.

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KIPPER15 9/11/2014 8:13PM

    You are continuing to progress. You can do it.

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    Hope DD continues to make progress so you can move ahead as well.

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    Glad to hear she's opening up Helene, progress indeed, take care hun, you're a great mum emoticon

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AUNTALICE2 9/9/2014 8:49PM

    Progress is progress!! You are definitely making progress!! I am happy for you that your daughter is opening up. It makes it a lot easier from day to day. Good luck on the documentary...hope it works out for you!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/9/2014 8:41PM

    Oh my. I am so very sorry to hear about your DD's friend. **SIGH** Prayers for him (and his family) and your DD -- along with ((((HUGS)))

I admire your tenacity in taking care of you and expanding your horizons to helping others as well. That takes a special person.

HUGS

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4RASCALS 9/9/2014 7:56PM

    Good luck. I'm happy to hear your daughter is opening up. I hope this is the start of better things to come for you both. emoticon

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AJB121299 9/9/2014 7:41PM

    nice

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