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Counting my blessings...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Well - what change a few hours can make - from feeling like I totally messed up, to getting myself back in focus - taking a good walk - well 2 actually (one tonight with my youngest daughter)... things are looking up!!

1. I am not only having one 'viewing' tomorrow - but received a second call and getting 2 viewings within half an hour of each other emoticon

2. My step-daughter is arriving early tomorrow am (6 or so) - one day early - wouldn't it be soooo cool if I got an offer while she was visiting?! We are going to use the time while the house is being shown to go shop for her as she's attending a friend's wedding - so nice together time! emoticon

3. I got a call for more work coming up in October - temp stuff but hey - I'm getting out there! The words of the recruiter was that she liked to keep GREAT people working (as she got great reviews from my first assignment last Friday). emoticon

4. I said NO twice as I was offered munchies and beer while out on my walk! I stood strong and feel great about it now!

5. I'm going to end the day by taking a nice relaxing bath, meditating emoticon and praying for the right buyer to come along.

My calendar (daily Louise Hay calendar) said today that everything in life happens in the 'right' time... I am hoping the time is NOW as I am sooo ready for change in every aspect of my life!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I am so grateful for this day and for all the great things that are coming my way!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JDBINMS 9/25/2008 11:49PM

    Don't keep us in suspense! How did the showings go? :)

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LISASJOURNEY2 9/25/2008 3:20PM

    You sound so positive-that's wonderful!! I am ready for change too. The best change I could ask for would be abstinence from drinking-I see more and more how depressed I get after a night of beers. Why would I want to do that to myself? Seems like maybe you are the only one on my friends list that maybe understands what I mean. I'm so happy for you!
I need a good walk:)

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JDBINMS 9/24/2008 11:19PM

    Munchies and beer.... on a walk?

I *KNEW* I should of emigrated to Canada!!! :D


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BRENDA_2010 9/24/2008 8:50PM

    emoticonkeep thinking positive!!!

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Day 12 update...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yes there may be a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow... this is the rainbow going over my home... I have a showing tomorrow - first one with the new realtor so I'm going to send out positive vibes, think great thoughts and envision the perfect buyer coming to buy my home! The Pot of Gold will be to see the SOLD sign on my realtor's sign.

I'm thinking this would be such an awesome GIFT ... my step-daughter who's visiting from Ottawa - to share this news with her - I'd be on Cloud 9!! This is where I want to move - so we can be a family together more often (we haven't seen her since May). And there's also the brother out there (step-son - and PS - hate the word 'step' because they are kind of like my own... I've known them for almost 20 years)... Anyhow - I soooo want this!

So my walk was great! I am continuing with positive actions - making meals for the kids ... so I can enjoy the visit as meals will be ready ahead... and I can stay on track!

Thank you all for listening to my vents, slips and for your encouragement. YOU really make a difference for me!! emoticon emoticon

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BRENDA_2010 9/24/2008 7:16PM

    Good luck at your showing.


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SUNSHINES3 9/24/2008 6:35PM

  I wish you the best of luck in your viewing tomorrow!


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Day 12... Mid-Week - Turnaround point...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Welllll..... I feel like I'm going to a confessional lol... I messed up again yesterday. Didn't log my foods (because I know the numbers would have been NUTS) and well - had some refreshments after my 4 hours of heavy cleaning...

WHY DO I DO THIS?!! I mean when I'm doing it I'm enjoying it - but today feel like CRAP about it... I am no longer looking forward to weigh in on Friday... because I know it will not have changed and/or worse - it will have gone up and it's my own doing! I am trying to be positive and learn from the experience - I am not perfect by any means... and yet I feel frustrated...

So today feeling a bit scattered - but planned out my meals for the day and keeping the calories within the lower range and going to head out for a 1 hour walk shortly... to clear my head and get my FOCUS back.

I want to be successful... I want to push forward - I was feeling so great and now I'm feeling the 'bad' feelings - guilt, frustration, anger... so going to shake those away as I pound the sidewalk and listen to my MP3 and get lost in the music for a bit... emoticon hopefully get my mind back in gear to get my through my challenge and reach my goals!!

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SUNSHINES3 9/24/2008 6:31PM

  emoticon to you. We all mess up from time to time. I have been there many times. You will be okay, as you are a very strong and positive person .

Take care

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BRENDA_2010 9/24/2008 2:39PM

    Don't beat yourself up. We ALL have our "guilty" days. You need to stay positive and BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. I know you can do this. Knowing that you messed up and want to get back on track is a good thing. You just need to do it.

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Day 10 - Midday break... and handling spontaneity!

Monday, September 22, 2008

A friend of mine called and asked me to go out with her shopping/browsing while her van was being repaired. This is a friend who doesn't have much time (she has a daughter with Cerebral Palsy) and now has her mother living with her while they build her add on apartment their home... so I said YES ... I figured I could sit here on SP and do my own routine stuff or take time out to be with a friend ... and so off I went. If there's one thing I've learned is that time is precious and I have it now so spending the day with her was very nice!

While we were shopping/browsing, she saw this top she really liked and it was a 'petite' so it was too short for her but she made me buy it... I didn't want to - and she said "Oh go on... how often do you buy something for YOU?"... (this after I had just purchased 2 outfits for my daughter..). So I ended up getting it and I'll take a picture of it to show you all on my blog later or tomorrow. I know that you are supposed to keep those rewards for accomplishing something / reaching a goal... but I suppose in reviewing the 10 days of my challenge thus far - I am doing pretty good.

I had 2 days where I had drinks and one day where calories were really high - but I'm back to the health routine (yesterday and today) and plan to do this for the week.

I'm also trying to figure out the upcoming visit when my step-daughter arrives on Thursday... she's overweight and eats LOTS... so I am going to try and plan meals without pushing my own plan onto her... and make the best of our visit.

I'm even planning an outing to Onaping Falls (the 2nd pic on my page with the image of the Wolf in the water)... as the leaves are beginning to change. This place has got awesome trails to walk - may even do a picnic lunch if the weather permits it.

For the rest of today (as it's almost time when my girls come home)... plan is to figure out supper, figure out a time to do a workout and maybe another walk with the girls! I'm loving our weather right now ... sun is shining and the beauty is all around us!

First I have to take a time out to just relax and then it's off to the rest of my day! Working on week 2 of my challenge and feeling like there's no turning back - I don't want those 4.5lbs that I lost to come back this time! emoticon

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BRENDA_2010 9/24/2008 2:34PM

    I like your new positive attitude. Keep it up and don't think about the mistakes you might have made, just focus on the future and how great you are going to look.

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TOLBLONDEE 9/23/2008 5:32PM

    You are doing a wonderful job on your challenge. You should be very proud our yourself. I am proud of you... emoticon

Hope your time goes well with your step-daugheter. Sounds like you have a good relationship with her.

Take care, Lisa

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BRANDIWINE84 9/22/2008 3:15PM

    Hmmm, for the stepdaughter - I would suggest only preparing healthy foods that you would normally eat on your diet, just make Plenty, and then when you dine, stick to your reasonable portions and she can eat as much as she wants to. Don't fall back on your plan and progress just because of the company you keep, you are doing this for YOU! And your positive choices at meal time should not have any negative effect on her. Hopefully in the future you can even be an inspiration to her to set some goals and plan out how to acheive them! Buena Suerte, mi amiga!

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Day 8 & 9 - Handling weekend routines

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I started this 30 day challenge last Saturday and did well given the weekend fell on my first and second day of a new challenge. This weekend, I ended up having a few more calories than my recommended values on Friday (as I planned it to be a cheat night), but yesterday, with company over - ended up having a few more drinks and ended up not logging my calories given I knew they'd be 'way over' my limits and just enjoyed the evening.

Today - I feel somewhat guilty about it - but not going to beat myself up. I did enjoy the evening visiting with friends but today is a new day and I move forward with my challenge and back to tracking my nutrition.

My plans for next weekend are to keep a handle on things a bit better. By that I mean, it's okay to allow myself a treat, a drink or two, but I just don't have to let it snowball into too much. It's all about portion, control and balance - in every respect and I'm learning that. The fact that I recognize it and I plan on making today a super 'clean' day with calories and activities will balance out the past 2 days of going over my limits. I don't want all this week's hard work to be for nothing! After all I DID lose 4.5lbs... and I do realize that these first pounds are the ones I've lost probably 50 times over. This time... I want it to be diferent though and rather than gaining it back ... this time I want to log in next Friday's weight and see more pounds go off - rather than back on. I want to reach that "FIRST" goal of mine to hit below the 170lbs mark and I CAN DO THIS!!

It starts back today! emoticon

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BRENDA_2010 9/24/2008 2:31PM

    Stay focused and you will get there!!!

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JDBINMS 9/24/2008 10:20AM

    I had a **terrible** saturday night. But come Sunday morning I hopped back onto the wagon. You said it best, you don't have to let it snowball! :)

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BRANDIWINE84 9/22/2008 2:14PM

    Don't dwell too much on the guilt, just don't do that again! I think that you should use that guilt as a deterrent from repeating those behaviors. Drinking makes ya feel happy and lowers those inhibitions, and then you do whatever you want, but then what? Afterwards you are left with the knowledge that you did not do what your clear mind had originally decided to do. You know all of this, I know. I know it's easier said than done too, but keep your intentions in mind, and remember that you planned this all out so that you could turn your dreams into goals! You said it girl, it's all about Portion - Control - Balance.

Today is Monday, make this week count!

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CHIHUAHUAMOM 9/21/2008 8:36AM

    You have a wonderful attitude! Today is a brand new day........



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