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Happy Friday!

Friday, September 06, 2013

Happy Friday Yall! emoticon

Not much to report today, just waiting for the never ending work day to, well, end. I just counted my NSV as dodging the work potluck yesterday.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! emoticon

Daily Dave Matthews Pic (I love this one, this will probably not be the last time you see this pic on my blog)

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SWEETNEEY 9/7/2013 5:10AM

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MAW_OH 9/6/2013 11:58PM

    Happy Friday to you too!

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TEXASGIDGET 9/6/2013 5:45PM

    Congrats on not partaking in the potluck! Those can often be situations where people who are trying to be "helpful" or your friendly neighborhood "food pushers" will continue to ask you if you are sure you don't want this sweet thing...just one bite...or the casserole...come on, how many calories can be in one bite? These are the things that can get us in trouble. Sounds like you definitely earned a emoticon for that! Enjoy your weekend!

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_VALEO_ 9/6/2013 5:20PM

    Thank goodness it's Friday! emoticon

Enjoy your weekend! Any plans?

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EWL978 9/6/2013 5:07PM

    Enjoy your weekend and keep on keeping on...............

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Work Potluck and the Attempted Sabotage

Thursday, September 05, 2013

So I got out of the work potluck without incident. emoticon
And I don't feel deprived. I thought the smell of fried chicken would entice me but it didn't. It made me a little nauseated actually. I had some veggies without dip or dressing and it was good. I feel great!

But I believe the soundtrack of the day would include the Beastie Boys song "Sabotage".
What? Occasionally I listen to other music then DMB....Emphasis on occasionally. lol Have a great Thursday SparkFriends and thank you for your continued encouragement. You guys ROCK! emoticon

And here's my daily Dave. Like Dave in this pic, Today I'm cool, calm, and a bit goofy!

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_VALEO_ 9/6/2013 5:17PM

    Way to go on making the good choices during your potluck!

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KELLIEBEAN 9/6/2013 10:17AM

    I'm so happy for you! Let's rock this weekend!


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SWEETNEEY 9/6/2013 7:39AM

    Well done.

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MEGAMOM134 9/5/2013 6:36PM

    Great job, those work day potlucks are killers

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BESCATS 9/5/2013 6:29PM

    emoticon emoticon You did a great job, good for you. Glad there was some veggies there so you could have something.

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SHKIRK 9/5/2013 6:06PM

  emoticon on avoiding the chicken...I couldn't emoticon

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Spark Coach Task: In 5 words or less describe in your blog how you are feeling today.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Sweaty, Content, Calm, Stressed, okay

Daily Dave Matthews Pic

I'm listening to Dave Matthews Band Live at Piedmont Park 2007 today.

It's crazy at work today, So I've been switching back and forth from calm to stressed. Also it's crazy humid so I'm sweaty when I go on my walks. Over all I'm ok.

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_VALEO_ 9/6/2013 5:15PM

    Seems like we both had the same crazy week at work!

I have to check and listen to Dave Matthews you mentioned. I don't know him at all.

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CAT-IN-CJ 9/5/2013 11:22AM

    Sounds like it's time for some mini vacations!!!!
Ear buds and Dave Matthews, oh yeah!

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SWEETNEEY 9/5/2013 7:14AM

    I think you about covered it.

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SWEETNEEY 9/5/2013 7:01AM

    It's called life

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KIMKING6 9/4/2013 4:17PM

    confident, motivated, excited emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITFRIT 9/4/2013 1:41PM

    Calm and stressed kinda contradict each other, but glad to see the last one was "okay"

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MSASHUA 9/4/2013 1:32PM


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SparkCoach: Daily Visualization; Imagine a world without scales

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Today, imagine that you live in a world where scales do not exist. How would you measure your success? How would you know if you were healthy and fit?

I would measure my success by using my clothes as a guide. I would gage my wellness by how I feel and how much energy I have. I would know that I'm healthy and fit by how much activity and how many things I can do in my waking hours.

I try not to rely so heavily on scales but my doctor says If I don't lose pounds he will recommend I get weight loss surgery. I DO NOT WANT SURGERY! I know people who have had it, it's great for them but not for me. I want to be healthy not skinny for the sake of being skinny. I wish he wouldn't focus so much on the scale but I guess that's what they do. Anyhoo I tend to measure my success by how I feel rather than the scale nazi.

Daily Dave Matthews

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KIMKING6 9/4/2013 4:25PM

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SWEETNEEY 9/4/2013 5:56AM

    emoticon That's a tough one for me too. I feel if I lost weight I can run/walk faster. Also my propensity for high blood pressure is correlated to my weight. I have definitely made changes to my eating - reducing fast food, increasing vegetables but I think it's portion control.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/4/2013 5:33AM

    emoticon and show the world you can do it!

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LOPEYP 9/4/2013 5:27AM

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_VALEO_ 9/3/2013 5:57PM

    Clothes are a good way to measure our success as well as the level of activity!


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JENS1974 9/3/2013 4:43PM

    Great job! You can do this!! emoticon

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BESCATS 9/3/2013 1:14PM

    That's the way to do it !! The way you feel & how your clothes fit is a good indication on how you are doing.

Not all healthy people are "skinny minny", and not all "skinny minnies" are healthy. You be the judge of yourself. emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 9/3/2013 11:53AM

    Good for you!

You are going about this the right way, the long-term, healthy way. Keep that attitude! Scales be gone!

I love your daily DM!!

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SparkCoach Action Steps:

Monday, September 02, 2013

From CoachJen
Your action step for today is to identify the major sources of stress in your life and start thinking of ways to eliminate or lessen those stressors. Although it might seem difficult to cut down on your stressors at first, it will get easier when you begin to realize how much better you feel without them. Additionally, make a list of your favorite calming activities to do when you feel stress coming on, and use it as a reminder when times get tough.

The two major stressors I have in my life are my husband and my work.
And I can't completely eliminate either. Well, not without good conscious.

A little backround about my husband. He is the youngest and only boy in his family. He has a mom, dad and 3 older sisters. Even though he's 32 now he never really grown up. He still has those youngest child tendencies. He plays video games for hours, thinks its funny to make me stress out and doesn't do things because they need to be done, he only does them when told. It's annoying but after 11 years of marriage and 15 years together I know he isn't going to change but what I can change is how I handle him. The fact that he knowingly tries to get under my skin is the most disconcerting.

A little background about me, I'm 31 and the oldest only girl in my family. I have a mom, dad and 2 younger brothers. Somehow our marriage dynamic though stressful sometimes just seems to work.

I'm getting better at growing up and not letting my hubby bother me. I remove myself from those situations and just stop reacting. Usually he lets up. (I could go on and on and write 100 blogs just about my hubby but I digress)

My second stressor is my job. I work as a quality control auditor for a government contractor. Work Instructions change all the time and often time they defy logic. When these changes happen I get really stressed out and my blood pressure sky rockets.

I'm getting better at handling stress. The techniques I most use are; controlled breathing, warm showers, hot tea and of course Dave Matthews music. The best way I find to be proactive about preventing stress is; getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating quality foods. I find also that its great to remove yourself from the situation and think in a year from now, will any of this matter, in 5 years? Those things that will plague me on my death bed, those are the things that matter, not any of these small things.

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SWEETNEEY 9/3/2013 7:32AM

    Stress for me usually comes from my job. I find exercising and having some other interest besides my job allows me to compartmentalize and I handle my stress. Other things I do are (kinna) gardening, cooking, knitting, dancing, trying to learn or improve on things like swimming or playing the piano. I don't bring work home (unless it is an emergency) and I don't talk about work when I leave. I try to find things going on in the community and participate- like this year I volunteered for a golf tournament. I don't play or follow golf - but they were looking for volunteers and I said why not. It was a nice experience and for bonus I walked alot (even though it was hot).

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