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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Thank you all for listening to my rants ... and good wishes. I had a much better nights rest so do feel better. Making a plan for the day, starting with logging in to SP which is my space to kind of let things out, good and bad so I thank you for all of your support.

Today's daily motivator was very good... as it spoke about all the good we have around us and how it outweighs the bad. For that I am thankful. As I look at this week - how lucky am I to have a job that gives me the long weekend (4days off). How lucky am I to have a workplace that supports me going to my meetings with the IAAP (International Administrative Assistants Professionals association) - my first dinner this Thursday so I'm looking forward to the networking opportunities and a chance to meet new friends with common interests. And my angels... well they are kids and I will leave them a note on the white board on the fridge saying sorry for my 'moodyness' and wish them a good day (we all have our bad days...).

It's a new day and although my scale is up 4lbs - I'm not going to let it get me down. I know some of it is TOM's arrival ... anytime now. I'm going to stay on track and get more fitness minutes in to keep my stress in check.

Starting the day with my hot lemon water and off to my workout.

Wishing all my wonderful SP Friends a superb day! Although the sun still is not shining outside, there is a light inside that warms my heart because of all of you!


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RDEEEEEEEEE 4/7/2009 6:15PM

    Geez I can't believe we are in sinc! Hopefully I'll dodge the 4 pounds, Keep your chin up, this too will pass!

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Boy am I moody...

Monday, April 06, 2009

Holy Man I can't even stand myself - what an awful feeling! I had a very busy day at work and a lot of pressure is on for me to get a project done for Wednesday (during which I'm in meetings most of the day) so that leaves tomorrow. Today consisted of catching up with e-mails and training in the afternoon.

I have all these little 'irritations' coming at me and I'm trying hard not to react. My day started by noticing as I got off the bus this morning that I forgot my pass to get in so had to stand outside (and it was cold/damp) waiting for someone to come by and let me in.

I took this as a 'test' of - I can let this ruin my mood or hold steady and not let it affect my day. As I said, today consisted of more challenges/tests being presented but I managed to maintain somewhat of a composed attitude (and tried my best to stay positive).

Tonight - got home and first thing in the door - kids are at me, one thought she lost her key, the other one taking out things for me to sign last minute - again. The youngest is playing with balloons and a new invention where she puts marbles in them so it can make noise as she bounces them and I hear it echoing from the top floor (I hate balloons too)...

Oh - and the other thing that is really bothering me is this darned rainy cool weather - we won't see the sun until Thursday! Yikes!

I got 80 mins of activity in hoping it would take away some tension/irritability but no go so time to call it a night. I'm going to soak in the bath and retreat to upstairs.

Think I'll have to do some meditating tonight if the bath doesn't work.

Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully after a better nights rest I will feel better.

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 4/7/2009 4:42AM

Life can throw curve balls now and again, but hey! you got through the day and now you've let off steam.
2moro is another day Helene, enjoy your bath and have a good night's kip and you'll feel better in the morning

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KIMUSH23 4/6/2009 10:10PM

    I hear you girl...but you can go to bed tonight and then get up and hopefully tomorrow will be better!

SPARKPEOPLE Says...Put Some SPARK in Your SPRING emoticon
Luv Ya Kim

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BRENDA_2010 4/6/2009 8:50PM

    I hope the sun starts to shine for you there and that the irratations and moodiness goes away. Enjoy your bath!!!

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MEADSBAY 4/6/2009 8:02PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
This will have to dd till the sun comes out!
Hope tomorrow is a better day.

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Gotta RE-FOCUS (after a binging weekend!)

Monday, April 06, 2009

Ok so I took more than one day off and I'm paying for it now. Don't feel good about my behaviour - gave in to my cravings and had some major munching sessions and drinks. Of course this morning I feel YUCK! So back to routine for me (despite my hormones not being on track yet).

I had an awful night's sleep (tossing and turning) and I guess my own dissappointment in myself and the guilt doesn't help.

So today is a NEW day and I have to let go of those feelings. Time to just get back to it and look ahead to what I can do to make myself feel 'good' again.

Why do we do this to ourselves?!!!! We always know how we feel after and it's not good, yet we indulge.

On the up side, at least I am able to recognize it. Blogging about it helps to get my feelings about it out so I can move beyond and not let the whole thing drag me down and make me quit all together.

I'm not feeling great - really and I guess it's partly because of my binging (my body's not used to it) and because TOM is very close at hand.

Gotta get moving and rev up my activity minutes to make up for lost time over the weekend!

It's a busy week at work and a short one at that. Looking forward to the 4 day weekend and thinking of keeping busy with some spring cleaning if no company comes. It will be some good physical work (washing walls) and it will inspire me to stay on track despite it being a 'holiday' weekend!

The month of April didn't have a great start so need to get re-focused on my May 3rd goal and get rid of some more pounds/inches! Nothing to it but to DO IT!!

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BRENDA_2010 4/6/2009 2:57PM

    Don't be hard on yourself girl. We all have those "bad" days. You have the right attitude though, focus on today and get back on track!!

I know how hard it is with TOM coming, because that is when I can eat everything in the house. Focus on your goals and make a plan for the week.

Enjoy your 4 day weekend and spring cleaning!!

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 4/6/2009 5:49AM

    great attitude Helene, but don't be so flipping hard on yourself. We all fall sometines........


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CYBERPEANUT_19 4/6/2009 5:23AM

    my stomach always makes me pay for my days of splurging. I guess my body gets used to good wholesome food and can't handle the fat and grease. i always regret it but it doesn't keep me from craving more!

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Time off...

Saturday, April 04, 2009

With the weekend here, me feeling not my 100% (allergies or HORMONES acting up), I'm going to take a bit of time off from my workouts (well for today at least).

Plans to go visit my cousin and just enjoy the day. Thankful we have rain and not snow like my former hometown... YEAH!!!

Tomorrow is cleaning day, church and planning for the work week. Long weekend next weekend so looking forward to that!

Gotta get these hormones in check. Was crying watching Bones this morning (LOSER lol!!). Ah that wonderful TOM coming soon to a theatre near you!

Have a SUPER Saturday all!

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MRSDELAHR 4/5/2009 10:43AM

    Hope you had a great day off. BTW I was cracking up about the crying watching Bones. I cry at the most ridiculous things on TV, so no worries. My personal worst was some baby commercial...ridiculous.


Anyway, enjoy the rest of your weekend!



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SPARKPEOPLE Says...Put Some SPARK In Your SPRING emoticon
Luv Ya Kim

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MEADSBAY 4/4/2009 3:04PM

    A day off is exactly what you need right now.
Enjoy it.

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BRENDA_2010 4/4/2009 11:48AM

    I have the same problem with TOM. It SUCKS!!!! I hope you are feeling better, and you are NOT A LOSER, just a normal woman!!!

Have fun today and enjoy yourself!!! I am waiting for my breakfast to settle and then I am getting my workout in, taking updated pictures, posting my 1 year blog, and chores and then it will probably be time to get ready to go out for dinner with friends. A pretty easy day for me!!!

Tomorrow is cleaning day for me too, a 4-H meeting and then paperwork and of course a workout sometime!!!

Have a great weekend!!


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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 4/4/2009 11:23AM

    Best to rest if you're not 100% Helene.
Hope you feel brighter soon

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RDEEEEEEEEE 4/4/2009 7:54AM

    I think when we turn to a healthier lifestyle and stop hiding behind fat and stuffing down our emotions with food emotions crop up. I spent a day crying last week for no discernable reason, but just let the tears wash over me, thinking, it's just another way my body is flushing out toxins.
Hang in there darling! We will get through the dark forrest!

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Gift from God... Giving of oneself feels so good!

Friday, April 03, 2009

I went to meet with the priest about doing volunteer work for them and when he asked what my skills/interests were his eyes lit up. He said there's much you can do to help and well "You are a Gift sent from God" he said... and I explained my situation (and revealed quite a bit for a first meeting about my journey that got me here today but felt really at ease to do so). He asked then "Is this your way of saying thank you to God?" (as I told him the past 6 months had held many difficult events for me, but that TODAY I was at a very good place with a great job, my health...) I told him it's my way of giving back and meeting more people. From our meeting, I can say for sure that I will be able to do so much. I think the fact that he's trying to attract more people, 'younger' people to the congregation, my appearing gives him encouragement.

I shared with him how I had not been at church since my pre-teen years due to some experiences I had, but that when I came to register my daughter for her communion - I felt at 'home' there.

It's all about balance and for me spirituality, which I've always lived with my meditation and prayers (just not in church), is now shifting back to the church and to be more involved in this community. It also brought back great memories of me and my dad attending when I was younger.

He knows about it being just me and my girls, that I'm a single mom and he knows about the loss and hurt that I've suffered. It was a lot to share but it just felt right and I felt so good after my meeting! Was not AF last night but NO GUILT about what I had. Enjoyed the dessert outing with my colleagues (had tiramisu) and down one more pound this am - go figure! lol... at 164 ! emoticon

I came home and didn't get any more fitness minutes in so 50 for yesterday. Now I have to get the day started and get some in - 30 or 40 this am.

Wishing you all a FANTASTIC Friday!

PS - Here's today's DAILY MOTIVATOR Quote - felt it just fit with where I'm at. How about you?


What is the most positive, wonderful thing you can imagine for yourself, for your life, for the ones you love, for the world in which you live? As soon as you can imagine it, you're well on the way to making it a reality.

If it were impossible there would be no way you could even conceive of it. Live with the knowledge and the assurance that the best you can imagine is indeed available to you, and is indeed possible for you.

You are filled with valuable experience. The things you've done and learned and seen and lived through have left behind a unique, powerful substance of experience that is yours alone.

It would be a shame for all that to go to waste. It is yours to make use of, yours to build upon, and yours with which to grow.

Though you cannot live in the past, you can draw from the value you created there. Invest today's actions with the wealth of experience you've accumulated, and that investment will immediately begin to pay dividends.

Live your passion, do your dream, and feel wonderfully alive in each moment. This life is now yours, so experience in it every richness you can imagine.

-- Ralph Marston"

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BRENDA_2010 4/3/2009 2:46PM

    emoticonYou are doing great Helene!! I'm glad your meeting with the priest went well, it sounds like a great opportunity for you.

You have been through alot and are a very strong woman. You are a great person and I'm glad you are my SP friend!!


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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 4/3/2009 6:46AM

    Wonderful blog Helene, so nice to hear of someone else who gives back some time to their community. emoticon on the weighht loss hun.

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