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Monday, May 02, 2011

So it's Monday....So tired this morning. Must still be getting over that day in the city. :) Met a great girlfriend at Panera for some coffee and some good chit chat. She is a sweetheart. We went shopping for proper sneakers for the Zumba class she is gonna try with me on Thursday. I can't wait to get to my hip hop class tonight. I need some consistency with my workout. These crazy days of walking have left me beat. Kinda cloudy here today so I'm in slow mode. I have so much to do here in my house. Omg. I must finally be pmsing cuz I ate sooooo much chocolate last night I almost felt sick. I guess I would call it a binge. :( So I'm back today. I will work on getting back to basics and focusing on my healthy life I enjoy having. Have a great day friends!

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MRDPOLING 5/2/2011 2:28PM

    You and me can call Monday afternoon/evening R&R time!

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Nice busy Sunday

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Walking in the MS walk this morning with family. One of our very good friends have been striken with MS and we have watched him struggle with it for 4 years now. It's a beautiful morning so looking forward to spending time with them. After the walk I'm going to my Zumba class and Adam has a baseball game. Adam and I went to mass at Mike's church yesturday and everyone seemed very nice. Adam went to the movies with friends and had a blast. I went to dinner with my brother and sister inlaw while he was out. I ate really well yesturday except for some absolutely sinful and yummy chocolate cream pie for dessert. It was amazing. Have a great day friends!

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KAILYNSTAR 5/2/2011 11:35AM

    We have been getting rain here for the past few days. Yesterday, there was some sunshine. Today is going to really nice out.

Great that you did the MS walk.

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MRDPOLING 5/1/2011 7:09PM

    weather has been gross here, even if I was able to squeeze the time and energy to walk, the weather wouldn't allow. I can't wait until the really nice late spring, early summer days arrive.

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HIPPIECHIC68 5/1/2011 9:04AM

    Sounds like you are doing better...Enjoy your Sunday with family!!!

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What happens in New York is posted on Spark :).

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ok so have been to the city many times in my life but yesturday was different. Omg Joe was the Energizer Bunny. We usually have people with us. Whether its the kids or friends or parents. I guess they were holding Joe back :). We walked our a--'s off! I am quite a "petite" person so Joe's stride is about 3 steps for me. Wow! I was doing myself a marathon in the city! We got off the train at Penn station at 9 15. Walked to the Jarvis Center, spent a while at the auto show, walked through Times Square where I was finally able to sit for a bit. There are small tables in the middle of Time Sqare. So cool! Then walked to 5th Avenue and window shopped for hours. Omg the money on that street is unfreakin believeable! Had lunch at this really swanky bistro. Had a martini on this rooftop bar at 230 5th Ave. So fun and cool. Highly recommended. Took the Subway to the lower east side to a resturant called Falai. On Clinton St. What an amazing resturant. A customer of Joe's who has bought many BMW's from him made the reservations for us. He has the kinda money where when he wanted to learn how to cook he flew to Italy for cooking lessons. Yeah! :) Had an amazing dinner. Indescribeable really. I highly recommend it for anyone! Took a taxi to train station and tried to rest until our train left at 11 50pm. Omg! I feel like those guys on the movie Hangover looked when they woke up that morning :). I've never gone to Vegas but I'll tell you nothing can kick you into the next time zone harder than the big apple. We did have an amazing day together that we really needed. Wish we could've stayed the night. That would have made a huge difference. Gorgeous weather. Couldn't been more beautiful. Have a wonderful day my friends!

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TTLEELEE 4/30/2011 9:31PM

    Wonderful!! Glad it was fun for you emoticon

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ANNESYLVIA 4/30/2011 5:02PM

    I love NYC! It is an exciting place to be but my DH still works there so he really is not that big on going back on weekends. I will be going back to visit & have lunch at the American Girl Shop this month (actually next month).

Good to hear you have a great time with your DH.


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KAILYNSTAR 4/30/2011 4:26PM

    Busy, busy, busy!

Sounds like a packed day, yet so well worth it.

Have a good rest.

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HIPPIECHIC68 4/30/2011 3:23PM

    I agree...great headline...and a marathon in the city...loved that too. I am glad the dinner was everything you had expected. emoticon

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MRDPOLING 4/30/2011 2:29PM

    that headline cracked me up so much!

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Thanks for getting me out of my funk friends!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

My friends helped me again! Your positive words helped me get it together and I thank you all again! I ended up having a great day. I just read a popular blog about faking it and that is exactly what I've been trying to do lately when I've been in a bad state of mind. I took a long shower, did my hair all cute, put on all my make up, lovely jewelry, a new summer dress that I got the day before... its a sweet lilac purlpe tee shirt flirty :). Put on some new sandals with painted toes that I pedicured with a hot pinky red color. Met my friend for lunch who rocked a new summer dress yesturday too! So funny, must be this great weather bringing the vixen out in us :). She is looking for a new bo so I think that dress will help :). Got some great healthy food for the fridge and sat in my breezy sunroom and took in this gorgeous weather. We have been waiting a very long winter for this and I will enjoy every moment of it. Went to my Zumba class last night and felt some pulling in my left calf almost right away. So I was gentle with it during class and came home and put some heat on it. I'm only gonna do my evening Zumba class tonight and really be easy on that leg. Psyched about tomorrow and I may shop for some cute shoes today. I've picked out my clothes but could use some new shoes if I find something adorable and yet comfy for all the walking. Have a great day my friends!

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CELIA1975 5/1/2011 4:39AM

    Glad you're out of your funk! God is good!


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KAILYNSTAR 4/29/2011 11:58AM

    I'm happy that you got out of your funk. Spark is great!

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MRDPOLING 4/29/2011 1:55AM

    God gives us friends to carry us when we cannot walk and to hold us up when we cannot stand.

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 4/28/2011 8:16PM

    I'm glad you're feeling better! And I love the idea of faking it. I'll have to try that out. :-)

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TAYLORCRAFTBC65 4/28/2011 1:37PM

    Sorry, my dear. I was too deep into my own funk to notice yours! Glad we both crawled out. And you are right;
Spark Friends ROCK!
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TOBY(using her companion's computer)

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ANNESYLVIA 4/28/2011 8:54AM

    It sounds like you got it all together now! Good Luck with finding shoes. I need to go out for lunch with my friends too! I need a pick me up too!

take care,

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SLENDERELLA61 4/28/2011 7:39AM

    Way to take care of yourself!! Great wisdom here in how to take care of yourself, project confidence, and overcome the blahs. You rock!! It may sound superficial to paint your toe nails or fix your hair, but it definitely is not. It is profound. It is saying that I care about myself.

The "fake it til you make it" applies in so many situations. You just keep swimming (Nemo), you just keep putting one foot in front of the other, just keep going -- and do it with the best attitude you can muster. At times reflection, journalizing, setting priorities, giving real thoughts to deep issues can be helpful. But for getting through the day, for facing challenges, for improving attitude quickly, your method is powerful and proven. Thanks for sharing. Congrats to you!

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HIPPIECHIC68 4/28/2011 7:35AM

    I am so glad you had a good day, yesterday. And great that you have your New York clothes picked out...have fun shoe shopping.

A summer dress sounds so was 27 degrees when I left my house yesterday so wore jeans, a tee shirt and a sweatshirt. Can't wait for those summer dresses and sandals to come out and be worn!!!

Have another great day, my friend... emoticon

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Not sure what the deal is.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Loved Glee last night! 90 minutes of laughing, crying... Went to bed in a funk though. Awoke in same funk. I guess another moment that I'm just reminded of everything we have gone through the past 4 months. It's to no real degree like post tramatic stress... but what I can relate it too... flashbacks of moments seep into my brain and it feels like bricks hitting my chest. Looking forward to seeing m therapist next week. Everything is great. Our family is great. It's just a moment. I know that the chores of the holiday are over and sometimes that gives me a let down but this time there is this added bonus :). I'll be ok. I had a binge on a box of crackers last night. Thats when i realized what was really happening. Through Sparkfriends I thought about what I was doind and why. Not that it stopped me. I understood what was bringing me to those crackers yet still ate them. Still success was made with my emotional connection. I'm meeting my friend Kate for lunch. I will try to not go to the woaw is me mode. She has alot going on as well and its my turn to support her. My mom disappointed me again yesturday. That brought me down. Not much I can do about that though. That will not change. Thanks for being here friends. Drinking some coffee maybe that will help with energy.

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MRDPOLING 4/29/2011 1:52AM

    Praise God even in the low places!

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 4/28/2011 8:15PM

    I have a tendency to get into a funk whenever my mom disappoints me. It doesn't matter if it was a major or minor disappointment, or whatever else has gone on that day. I think it's a mother-daughter thing. Something to be aware of though, so that if you're having a tough day anyway, you might want to avoid her calls that day, get back to her the next day.

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ANNESYLVIA 4/28/2011 8:52AM

    I get moments of feel anxious, sad, sometimes just plain confused. I guess for me it is a chemical imbalance. I don't know what kind of advice to give you but I thought it might help to known you are not alone.

{{hugs}} Anne

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VBPARROTHEAD 4/27/2011 9:46PM

  I do hope that you enjoyed you rlunch with your friend. Sometimes meeting a friend for coffee ois just what "the doctor" ordered!

As for your Mom, you are right, she probably isn't going to change and when you stop having expectations (sometimes we don't even realize that we have them) she won't be able to disappoint you as much. Now that I have said that, I am not sure I ever got to the point that my mother didn't disappoint me or hurt my feelings until she was changed by dementia and it was easier then to not have expectations.

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KAILYNSTAR 4/27/2011 2:21PM

    Coffee helps for sure.

As for your funk, think that it will pass and don't concentrate so much on it. Everybody copes with funk all the time.

Enjoy your lunch and feed off other people's energy. It can make all of the difference.

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CALLIKIA 4/27/2011 11:12AM

    Recognizing the moment is such an important step. Hope you feel your mojo return to you very soon.

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KKINNEA 4/27/2011 10:24AM

    I think it's the weird winter/spring that's weighing us all down a bit. I know you will be feeling better soon - you're a fighter!

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KIMTASTIC! 4/27/2011 8:48AM

    We all have those moments...but today is a new day. Enjoy your coffee and have a fabulous lunch with your friend!

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HIPPIECHIC68 4/27/2011 8:19AM

    At least with your binge, you were watching yourself and learning from the experience instead of being mindless in action...I have had some overeating experiences lately where I am learning while takes time but awareness is the first step to making changes...

emoticon and you are doing great already, my friend!

Have a great day and a wonderful lunch with your friend, Kate.

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LINDASWARTZ1951 4/27/2011 7:42AM

    Hang in there! Analyze what you are doing - that is great. Get and give support from/to friends - that is great too. Sometimes it helps me to stop eating what I am eating, because I track it and I don't want to track something I know is bad. Hang in there!

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NWLIFESRC 4/27/2011 7:41AM

    Keep the head up love the pics

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