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Kissing August GOODBYE!!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Well what a summer it's been (did we have one lol)... The weather wasn't the greatest... but my experience was so RICH ... rain or shine, I am very happy with all that I've experienced.

Having 41 days of ME time while my girls enjoyed a summer visit with their father. A 'holiday' month of July with visits and outings on my own. My weight loss progress was stalled but the new month is around the corner and once the wedding is done ... well let's see how we can wrap up the year!!

As I turn 43 and look back to the year since moving here (I can't believe it will be a year on Oct 28th)... I am in awe of the great things that have happened in my life. It was not all 'easy' but certainly well worth every effort!

I have gained some insight and strength, I have made more SP friends, I have initiated some meetings allowing me to know more people in my 'new home town'...

I am going to meet up with an old school friend in September (we haven't seen each other in almost 30 years or more I think lol). That's on Sept 19th and on Sept 20th my 3rd Meet & Greet with People from Ottawa!

I am going to a book club launch with Peggy McCole and going to hear Robert Proctor (one of the speakers of The Secret) on Sept 22.

My nephew's wedding on the 12... our birthdays this month (my sister's, my friends and my dearest friends parents 60th Wedding Anniversary).

Work is still fabulous!! Life is fantastic!!!

Thank you Dr. Dyer because YES - Change Your Thoughts... Change Your Life!!! I'm a real live testimonial!!!

Amazing experiences and all of which I'm so very grateful for.

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 9/1/2009 5:27AM

    great summer great attitude. you can do this. emoticon

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 9/1/2009 4:37AM

    emoticon what a terrific time you've had and I bet your memory board is crammed with all the events for you look back on and remember in years to come.
Here's to September Helene, may it just as bountiful for you
Luv
Caz
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PERSISTENT_GIRL 8/31/2009 11:51PM

    Good for you for staying so positive and upbeat! Looks like you have quite the September to look forward too! don't you just love love love new beginnings?

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JENNNVA 8/31/2009 6:58PM

    Sounds like you've had a terrific summer - alot accomplished and many positive changes. Here's to an even better September!

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SOLSTICEWILLOWE 8/31/2009 6:43PM

    We didn't have much of a summer in Toronto either. Sounds like you kept very busy and have more plans in the future... good to be busy.

Chris

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Living the BEST Life!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

SCHATZI4MO commented how my blogs reflect me living my "best life" and you know what?! I am!! It's truly amazing how you can turn things around and truly live the life of your dreams when you set your mind to it!

This weekend was superb! I worked 3 hours on Saturday and accomplished some organizing that had been 'sitting' for some time and then enjoyed the company of Jodee for the evening and overnight.

I spent Sunday veggin' with my girls and feel so totally fulfilled with my life! I posted some old pics that I scanned on Facebook and it makes me realize how wonderful life is and how great memories are! Many of those pics are of people who have left this world... but they live on in my heart.

I did not weigh in this am... as I did not have my AF nights as I thought I would but that's OK! I am going to do the official weigh in/measuring on my bday as a GIFT to ME! Sundays are not a good weigh in day - so Thursday is going to be the new day!

I am feeling nostalgic as I approach my b-day and my 43rd year of life! My mom apparently used to say "life begins at 40" and I live this and have said this myself! She was a wise woman beyond my comprehension at the time...

I'm so grateful for all the gifts in my life.. and I look forward to September as a month of GIFTS with my bday, my sister's bday and my nephew's wedding! It's also the month where I get to attend the book launch with Peggy McCole and the "I Can Do It" movement from the Hay House... so much GOOD is coming my way!

The Law of Attraction is at work and Great Things are coming my way! I'm so glad to have all my SP friends with me on this journey!!

God Bless!!

  
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SCHATZI4MO 8/31/2009 3:51PM

    thanks for the shout-out ... you made me blush emoticon

your mom was right ... my mom told me the same thing ... and i will tell my daughter too when she gets closer (at 18, 40 seems like forever far away). life truly does begin at 40 and just get better. as women, we grow into our own skin. we become very comfortable with who and what we are, what we've become and what we will be. the pressures of "fitting-in" disappear, or become less important. i've always been pretty grounded with self-confidence, but at 40 it soared to the roof.

i can truly say i don't want to go back in time ... being in the moment, this moment, with the anticipation of what's to come is pretty awesome. enjoy ~ hugs.

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/31/2009 5:34AM

    so happy you are living the life of your dreams. emoticon

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 8/31/2009 4:50AM

    Can things get any better. I am so glad you have so much joy in your life
Luv
Caz
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SI1V3RBACK 8/31/2009 1:03AM

   
It is a wonderful gift to yourself , your family and friends to be living a life you love. It is so good to hear someone realizing how good life can be and is. I hope this feeling only grows stronger for you! emoticon

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MEADSBAY 8/30/2009 11:11PM

    LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!
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Friday night - re-kindling old school friendships!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Had a nice Friday evening... wasn't AF but enjoyed a relaxing night. Was on Facebook and started chatting with a school friend (Linda) who has been living here in Ottawa for 23 years. We are making plans to meet up in person again and re-connecting. We ended up talking on the phone for I don't know how long lol... It was great! I also got to re-connect on Facebook with other classmates who's names had evaded me until we had our conversation yesterday.

Today I'm headed out to work for a half day of filing ... really motivated to get a lot done before my boss' return on Monday and I know I will accomplish more without interruptions as no one else will be at the office.

Later, will go tanning (losing my color emoticon and the sessions are my mini-vacation! Perfect thing to do on this rainy cool Fall like day!

I hope to connect with Jodee later today too - maybe she'll come over for a 'sleepover'... (if you're reading this Jodee... give me a call at work - you have the number from my e-mails).

Well I best get going if I'm going to do this. I also have my 'to-do' list for some home projects/cleanup I want to do. I can't tell you how liberating it is to de-clutter! I'm loving it!

Tomorrow is my official weigh in/measure day for the month. I'm on a low-cal day and going to aim for AF for the rest of the month to match my Juen month!

emoticon I'm feeling so inspired by so many things! What a wonderful week it's been and every day is a GIFT!!

Enjoy everyone!!

  
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SCHATZI4MO 8/30/2009 2:27AM

    i just love reading your blogs ... always so upbeat. i think your are living your best life. congrats.

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PERSISTENT_GIRL 8/29/2009 11:06AM

    When some doors close, so many others open... and look at all that is happening for you! Its so awesome re-connecting with friends that had once touched our lives and had fun with after years and catching up but also picking up where you are today and enjoying the company. Like us.. who would've thought we'd be enjoying this great journey together so closely! thank you for encouraging me to use my spark account! i got it in march but haven't started using it since we met up that night...
Looking forward to tonight! Heck i will bring my pj's over just in case i decide to stay and we can think about the parking pass when i get there if its not to late... how weird is it that before even reading this, i thought i was calling you at home and accidentally called you at work! Wow! something funny is happening today!
You can do this! Keep up the great work!
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SUSAN134 8/29/2009 10:23AM

    Sounds like you will have a great day today to end the wonderful week you have had!! Catching up with old friends is so much fun......

Enjoy your day (which I'm sure you will)!

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 8/29/2009 8:23AM

    Isn't it great just catching up for hours on end.
Enjoy your Saturday---don't work too hard!
Luv
Caz
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What a FANTASTIC Day!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Well I was just bursting with joy and energy yesterday! As I wrote about, the contact with author Peggy McColl and invitation to her book launch (an event I've always dreamed of being a part of)... Well the day didn't end there!

Through work I met with a sales rep (Amy) from Minto Suite Hotels and part of her package included, just for me, a complimentary night's stay there and I thought - HOW COOL IS THAT? It's in town but it's good until Dec 31st of this year so I am not sure when I'll use it but will for sure use it. Perhaps for the evening of our "Christmas Dance". Amy and I also had a great conversation - non-business related and it felt so great just 'connecting' with someone on such a comfortable level. It's like I could go out and have fun with this person!

Then the facilitator from our retreat met up with me to deliver a CD of a photoshop/show of our Retreat set to music! Well what a great treat that was. We met with the VP to wrap up and provide feedback on the overall experience and it was very positive. My participation on the planning committee was very beneficial (and I came on board replacing someone who was leaving - and was very new).

Then I participated in a free WEBINAR offerred by IAAP's Office Pro on the "Productivity Puzzle" and WOW what a great presentation about getting ourselves organized and getting things done - both at the office and personally at home. I came away with many tools and affirmations of how I'm actually doing a lot of the suggested actions... and as a result my life is getting more and more organized every day. I am freeing myself from clutter at every opportunity and I can't tell you how much this has changed my life.

From the disorginzation and avoidance that was my life before I moved here... as I avoided because of my financial burdens ... didn't want to look at the paperwork, and kept piling things and avoiding...

Oh and the sweet end to this FANTASTIC Day was when I walked in the door and found the mail. Today - I received my Bankruptcy Discharge Certificate! It was in effect August 1st but to receive it today well what a sign of true 'liberation'... It's DONE!! Now I have to contact the credit bureaus to fax them a copy of the certificate and my financial life / slate is wiped clean to start anew!

I was on such a high... I still am... I walked at lunch and bounced along almost lol and then took another beautiful walk to Brittania beach - and the sailboats as I walk onto the path is an amazing sight... I must bring my camera to share the beauty with all of you.

I had my 4th day AF and felt so wonderful ... my evenings when I'm AF are spent doing productive things, getting the next day's meals ready, lunches, and my evening finished with writing in my journal all that I was grateful for and listening to a soothing music CD.

Perfect day in every sense!

Oh - and the scale this am - down to 165!!! emoticon

Happy Friday Everyone!! What wonder awaits us today?!! Get out and MAKE IT HAPPEN!! You are in control of your own destiny - turn your switch ON.

  
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MEADSBAY 8/28/2009 9:41PM

    So glad to see you flying so high, Angel!!! emoticon
You deserve all the wonderful things that happen to you.
xoxoxo
elizabeth emoticon

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JIM*S_QUEENIE 8/28/2009 8:27PM

    Gosh, Helene,
Here is all that "positive energy" just exuding so much from your post that it is reaching me here in Iowa, USA!! LOL
Now, I wish it would pack that suitcase for me. I am busy, after all. This is my "Royal Court" and I cannot find even one "lady in waiting" to pack for me. Did Lady Di go thru this and have these problems? Ridiculous!!
Now, you are starting fresh in the debt dept. so learn from the past. Know that charge cards are going to be offered as you will be a good credit risk because you won't be able to file for a while now. I am so glad that you are "out from down under" and you can concentrate on the children and yourself and what is best all around for your lives.
Which, as far as I can see, is a trip to Quebec for your b.d. celebration. How cool is that. Children welcome as we love kids!!
When are you going to be able to celebrate your b.d. in style like that with me???? And, Jim*s_Queenie comes first!! LOL King James can spoil us both--what is life for, oh mentor???
I am praying for your decision and I know it is quite the drive but I don't know train schedules, bus schedules or even planes. In Europe they have Ryan Air and it cost us 11 euros to fly from B.... to Frankfurt. And, I think that flying from B...to Girona which is above Barcelona was even cheaper. Wish they had that over here. Closest I have seen is Southwest Airlines which doesn't help you in Canada!!
I am excited for you as I understand the tension you must have been feeling as a single mom with children that you are responsible for. I've been there and done that.
I am so glad that you are "out from down under" and that you now have a clean slate to be able to concentrate on the things in your life that are really important.
I have found, in life, that it isn't the things that are costly that are important, it has always been the "gift of someone's time" or the "gift of their help" or the "gift of their expertise" in an area. I could go on but it is always about the "gifts" and gifts are free.
Now, remember our b.d.s are coming up and that doesn't count!! LOL
Poor Jimbo, he would have two women folks to spoil for September birthdays!!
Ahhhhh, what a lucky man. Two wonderful Sparklers!!
I hope you have a wonderful nite tonite and also a really great weekend with those girls of yours and any friends that might stop by.
And, of course, congratulations on all that has made you so happy this week.
Peace, love and blessings,
Vicki, Jim's Royal Highness!!

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JENNNVA 8/28/2009 11:17AM

    How awesome a day for you! I can feel your postive vibes all the way here to VA. I'm so happy for you and can't even begin to express it in words!! It's blogs like this that are so motivational and keep me going. You have gone out and made the effort to change things and look at the results - amazing!!! You are in control!!!

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PERSISTENT_GIRL 8/28/2009 10:35AM

    emoticon Helene on all of your blessings yesterday!! Its so nice to hear you bouncing around and being so proud of your achievements - as you should be!!
I am soo proud of you for being AF! emoticon Now your body is producing its own happy hormones rather than relying on... So excited for you and your fresh start, in more than one area of your life! You have so much to be thankful for!
emoticon job with the 5 pound loss since Monday! You will be at 159 before you know it!!
Peace and Love
J

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SUNSHINES3 8/28/2009 8:59AM

  Hi There

Although I have not been active on this site for sometime, I have still been reading most of the blogs etc.

Just had to add my CONGRATS to you!!!! You deserve it!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunshine

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NHGRL68 8/28/2009 8:05AM

    You are just bursting with positive energy! I'm glad your day went so well:-) I hope today is another great one for you:-)
~Melissa~

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SI1V3RBACK 8/28/2009 7:16AM

    What a great day indeed. Keep those positive vibes coming !!


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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 8/28/2009 5:46AM

    You are def on a roll Helene, you were obviously meant to make the move to your new location.
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SO happy for you hun, you've had it hard but WOW look at your life now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Luv
Caz

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Destiny being DELIVERED!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

What an exciting morning it's been for me. I have long time been a fan of Hay House books and authors and have most recently completed the reading of the book by Peggy McColl (which I've shared with you along some blogs) - Your Destiny Switch. Upon investigating some of the tools I noticed that her company is based where I live - right here in Nepean, ON (Canada). How amazing is that?! So yesterday, I wrote an e-mail for 2 purposes... One to say I was thankful to know they were so close and if ever there was an event that I could attend to let me know. Most of the "I Can Do It" Conferences (all part of they Hay House stuff) are too far for me to attend but of course I aspire to do so someday... Two was to see if she'd like to come speak to our IAAP group when I run the program for 2010/2011 (eager on my part as I'm inviting way too early but I couldn't contain myself)... But HEY - it PAID OFF!!!

I came to work and opened my e-mail to find a reply from Peggy herself saying she'd love to come speak to our group (but of course too far ahead so to get in touch with her a few months ahead) and TWO... To invite me to her book launch on September 22nd (well it's not a personal invitation but nonetheless, it's happnening right around the corner from my workplace!)

I'm sooo excited (can you tell emoticon). I thought I'd share for my Ottawa members who might be interested in attending - here are the details:
When: Tuesday September 22, 2009
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel , Ballroom, 101 Lyon
Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 5T9
Time: 6:30 pm to 9pm

(The “show” will begin at 7pm prompt – Be there by 7pm please)

This event is FREE!!! But, you must RSVP because space is limited:
RSVP: Fill out the form below or call 613-788-3200 (the link is: http://wonthing.com/rsvp

This event is FREE!!! But, you must RSVP because space is limited:


Some of the exciting Let’s Do Launch Highlights are
· Live Entertainment with World Renowned Hypnotist Wayne Leehttp://waynelee.com
· Special Guest Speakers including International Acclaimed Speaker Bob Proctorhttp://bobproctor.com
· Book Signing with Peggy McColl
· Prizes AND Gifts
· Complimentary beverages and hors d’euvres


So there's my WOW moment of the day!!! This one goes down in my books because I am receiving such great gifts!!!! I am so grateful and filled with excitement!!

I am truly creating the life of my dreams!

  
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JIM*S_QUEENIE 8/27/2009 11:34PM

    Oh, Helene, I want to go and we can't as we will be with friends who are from the Ottawa area, too. Everything always happens when we are not available. We always miss by just a few days!! Who! Who! Who! How fun it would have been to share that day with you!!
But, in your defense, have a great, great time and just enjoy and soak it all up and be so proud that you took the step forward!! You are going to just have so much fun!! I used to go to "stuff" like that all the time when I worked in Beverly Hills, CA.
So, my friend, take a deep breath - you don't have to come down to earth just yet -- and stay excited. You have had quite a couple of weeks, haven't you??? How wonderful for you, my sweet friend. You deserve it!!
Now, I need to get things a little organized for this trip. Hopefully, I will pack as I get dressed in the morning---Jim will be thrilled!! I love making him happy!! He has been getting a little nervous but I decided it wasn't a matter of life or death and if we are a day late, we are a day late---I don't want that as it feels like a little bit of failing, but I am not going to pass out about it like I almost did yesterday!!
Looking forward to growing and learning with these materials. Thank you for initially writing me and helping and encouraging me here. I am so happy that God is blessing you in your life.
Peace and blessings,
Vicki

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JENNNVA 8/27/2009 6:06PM

    Awesome!!! How exciting! It pays to try!

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PERSISTENT_GIRL 8/27/2009 4:03PM

    Congrats on creating the life you want! looks like you swallowed that book whole and now meeting the author - it can't get better than that! I hope i can make it with you - never been to an event like that either but im sure i would greatly enjoy it! I'm in for saturday too! Thanks for the wonderful message on my blog. it meant alot!
Hope your just as excited all day. Good luck with your AF night tonight! Think of the energy and motivation! We are doing this!
Peace and Love


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SCHATZI4MO 8/27/2009 2:30PM

    WOO-HOO ... i'm a big believer in ASKING! you're giving someone the opportunity to say YES!
CONGRATULATIONS.

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SI1V3RBACK 8/27/2009 12:02PM

   
That is great. Especially that she is willing to come and speak to your group. WTG and have the confidence to just get up and ask. Well done !!!

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 8/27/2009 11:37AM

    How great is that!
Ask and ye shall receive eh?
So pleased for you Helene
Luv
Caz
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MEADSBAY 8/27/2009 8:59AM

    How cool!
I'm a big believer in ASKING for what you want in life.
I'm happy for you, Helene.
xoxoxo
elizabeth


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