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Won't let the family drama in...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Omg had such an awesome Zumba class last night!!!! Really expended alot of energy and left feeling spent and great!!! Joe has some work today but it should only be the morning. My sister inlaw brought some more drama to us last night. She called about a Christening date for her daughter. My kids have said if the father, who is an abusive herione addicted theif is there they will politely send a fruit basket but will not be attending. It's not until June 26th so we have time before we really have to deal with it. I just don't want to start obsessing over it. I got caught in her messed up life about 2 years ago and I can't go there again. I have enough on my plate. I will let Joe deal with this. I need to let it go. Control issues set in. I will pray. Love that Serenity prayer. :) Have a good day my friends! Food was awesome yesturday. Made some fantastic Barbaque chicken with veggies. Yum!

  
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NOMORESTALLING 5/21/2011 4:06PM

    SNOOKUMS,
I just came through enough drama to last me a life time! If you know what this is going to do to you; mind body, spirit, the stress levels it is definitely best to steer clear of it at all costs.
My drama was trying to help a paranoid pessimist who in the end didn't appreciate one damn thing I did for her. She was new to the town, had absolutely nobody and was feeling alienated. Her paranoia was she totally thought the entire town didn't want her there. She wasn't accepted. The more time I spent with her the more I needed to stay way from her She totally drained me of all energy. She was an energy taker!
She was also a pothead and a drinker.
I pulled out yesterday! I wanted no further part of it! It wasn't worth it! There's some people in this world family or not we just can't associate ourselves with.

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ANNESYLVIA 5/20/2011 12:01PM

    I agree that it is wise to let Joe handle the matter, after all it is his sister.

I am glad Zumba was fun and that you are eating healthy again. If only I could follow your lead!

{{hugs}}

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BESTSUSIEYET 5/20/2011 10:12AM

    I, too, am working on NOT letting family drama control my life. A friend told me yesterday that a problem is something you can do something about. The rest is just a fact of life and can be set aside. Managed a good conversation with sisters last week because I decided ahead that getting them to agree with me, and do what I think is needed, was NOT my goal. I went in to gently lay out some issues and possible consequences. That much I was able to do. They are not taking it to heart (at least right now) but the decision is theirs, and it will be them facing the cinsequences, not me. I came home with more peace than I've had after a family meeting in years! God bless you!

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VBPARROTHEAD 5/20/2011 9:38AM

  Letting Joe deal with also might keep you from looking like the "bad guy", key word being "Might". You are smart to stay away from the drama as much as youcan. enough drama finds us without our jumping into the middle of something that we know is more than we want to deal with. Life hands us enough without making more for ourselves. emoticon

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IILAAD65 5/20/2011 9:35AM

    I think working out at zumba gave you great insight.. woohoo!!!

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HIPPIECHIC68 5/20/2011 8:26AM

    I think it's great that you are aware of the situation being more than you would like to be involved in...letting Jim deal with it seems reasonable since it is his sister...and...that allows you to keep your sanity! That is *always* a good thing...

Thanks, too, for your words about letting all these new emotions simmer before acting upon them...I will let myself experience them without jumping to conclusions to what they might mean... emoticon

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NYKIMMIE 5/20/2011 7:40AM

    I havent tried Zumba yet,sounds like a great stress reliever and fun too. emoticon

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The slip has set in.....

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ok Snookums! Get it together! You are looking good! Lets not let this weather give you permission to plunge into bad food! This week I have eaten practically everything that I have given up a year ago! Fries on Tuesday. White roll, pizza, garlic knot for dinner last night. Omg! Fighting a stomache thing and comforting myself with bad food. I will do better today. I'm going to my Zumba class tonight with my crazy fun instructor. She will kick my butt so that is good. Josh is home today with same stomache thing. His turn... Hubby has been working like a dog. I don't know how he does it. We will be going to Colorado June 21st through the 24th. That will be great for him. I"m looking forward to some quiet time with him. He is at basketball now which I'm so happy he is diligent with. He's been playing with the same guys for about 8 years now. Such a great outlet for him. I need to grocery shop today. I need some chicken breast and pork tenderloin. Have a good day my friends.

  
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HIPPIECHIC68 5/20/2011 8:31AM

    Have fun in Colorado! You will have a blast...we just got snow again yesterday...

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MRDPOLING 5/19/2011 9:11PM

    slip sliding away

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HARTKITTY 5/19/2011 12:39PM

    Its great that you and Joe can have time out for yourselves, but it is hard to stay on a diet and exercise program while on holiday. so be as good as you can But as Spark teaches take the time out to build important relationships that you need

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ANNESYLVIA 5/19/2011 12:18PM

    Glad to hear you are letting go about slipping up!

I never thought about it being the weather. I been quite the naughty lady myself with the food situation. Even when I eat the good or healthy stuff I seem to forget portion size control. I am small and not tall and the potions are not quite matching me. emoticon

Enjoy your time with DH this June.

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 5/19/2011 7:50AM

    I've been slipping lately too, and I don't have a stomach bug as an excuse. For me, I think it was a matter of feeling too confident and letting down my guard. Now I've opened my Pandora's box of bad eating habits, and I'm having a hard time shutting it again.

Setback's are all part of the game though. Let's get ourselves back on track! We can do it, we just have to make ourselves do it. :-)

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BD3269PM 5/19/2011 7:14AM

    Enjoy your day! don't be so hard on yourself. Today is a new beginning. Eat healthy and keep on moving. Slow and steady. emoticon

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Rain, rain go away....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yes more rain!!!! Well, I went to my therapist with my mom today. Don't know how successful it was. I know she was on the defensive. I guess we will see. Still not myself since the migrane yesturday. The weather doesn't help :(. Haven't been great with food yesturday or today. I could've been worse but I definitely could have been better. No dance tonight. The instructor has something going on. Bummer. Just getting through today. Not my best. Hope my friends find themselves in a better place.

  
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KIMDONN 5/18/2011 11:18PM

    I too and sick of all this rain and they are saying two more days of this...so crazy all week rain:( Putting a damper on my walking this week, hope it stops soon.

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KAILYNSTAR 5/18/2011 9:40PM

    Rain makes a person feel humdrum after a while. I know that where I live, we could sure use some. Crazy how the weather is across North America with the flooding yet, here I am in a area that has a provincial wide fire ban.

Go figure.

As for your Mom, of course she is being defensive. I am sure that there are lots of thoughts going through her mind that she would rather not say in front of you. She needs to work this out with the therapist alone and you in the waiting room.

Ah, Who knows?

Sorry that you have a migraine, but I am sure that things will look up for you sooner or later.


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CATSPAW65 5/18/2011 8:02PM

    Even here in "paradise" AKA Hawaii it has rained daily for the past month. emoticon

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MRDPOLING 5/18/2011 7:45PM

    Kinda like the rain right now as I just put lots of plants in the ground.

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ANNESYLVIA 5/18/2011 7:00PM

    I am not aware why your mom needs to see a therapist but defensive or not at least she was willing to go. They are from a generation that feels they need to do things themselves with no outside help. Hopefully if there is a next time she will be more open.

I am real tired of the rain emoticonbut on the brighter side it is better than all the snow we got this past winter. emoticon

I had to miss both Zumba and kickboxing this week. I am planning to go swimming on Thursday.

Enjoy your evening.

BTW: Was not Glee heartbreaking? I literally had tears in my eyes. My daughter was so confused. She did not understand why the coach was rough on the little cheerleader. I tried to explain but she kept saying "but mommy they look nothing alike!" emoticonChildren just don't see anything different. Bless their little hearts.

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Hi friends!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Feeling a bit like myself today. Yeah! I think the list idea is helping. I had a great hip hop class last night and an awesome Zumba class this morning. These women in this class are like taking a bunch of happy pills :). I am addicted to seeing their smiling positive faces every Tuesday. Plus the sun has been out for 5 minutes. Yeah! Thats 5 more min. than yesturday. Adam had to tell a kid on his swim team yesturday that he is gay. I guess the gossip doesn't spread around like it used to in high school :). This boy asked him if he had a girlfriend. Adam said no and the kid said well don't worry someday you will. Adam just felt like he didn't want to hide it and told him. Adam said the boy seemed ok then a bit freaked out. Adam seemed pretty ok about it. Thats good. So we went from worrying about everyone finding out to why doesn't everyone know so we don't have to keep doing this. Life is funny. I love that saying...life happens while you are making plans... Also that kid from elementary school that gave him such a hard time is crushing on him... Adam still can't stand him. Which I am so happy about because for many reasons this kid is all about the drama. With many people. So I'll be watching this situation. Food was really bad yesturday. Omg ... wanted to binge on anything I could get my hands on. Lack of sun does that to me. Feeling much better about it today. Feel healthy. Feel good! Have a healthy day!

  
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VBPARROTHEAD 5/17/2011 7:56PM

  Isn't it amazing what lack of sunshine can do to us? I am the same way, maybe because I stay farther form food when the sun is out! LOL! emoticon

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 5/17/2011 2:23PM

    I'm glad you are feeling so good today! I hope the sun keeps shining for you. :-)

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ANNESYLVIA 5/17/2011 2:10PM

    I am glad you are feeling like your old self.

I think Adam it going to have to understand that he will always have to explain to people who he is. He is young and will be meeting new people all the time. Gees think how many times you had to tell people, I am a single woman and now I am a married woman. It is just a part of life. Yet I could see how it could get frustrating.

GOD bless Adam and GOD bless his family.

take care,

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TABBYARTS 5/17/2011 1:46PM

    It is wonderful to see such a supportive Mom. There might be repercussions, but he won'thave to face them alone.
Weather does affect your mood. The wind out here in West Texas is so mournful/monotonous. And living without SUN would definitely depress me to the point of chocolate inhalation. I'm glad I don't keep any in the house, because I would be binging right now. Keep healthy snacks on hand. LOVE TEE

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Rain rain go away.....

Monday, May 16, 2011

7 more days of rain here. Yuck. I guess I will be dilligent with my vitamin D suppliments this week. I do feel like I could get some things accomplished this week. I'll work on it with my lists :). It did seem to help this weekend. I like my Spark friends idea of 8 things done before leaving the house. I don't usually get 8 but more than if I didn't work on 8. So thanks Hartkitty :). Food was pretty good yesturday until binged a bit on chocolate cake. I did thow the rest of it out before I finished the whole thing. So I'll give myself credit for that. I only got 4 dance class in last week. Bummer. I will be happy to get my hip hop class in tonight. I'm going to my friend Kims for coffee this morning. It will be good to get out when its so dreary. Have a good day friends. I hope the weather is sunnier where you are!

  
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MRDPOLING 5/16/2011 9:21PM

    It hasn't been raining here too much this past week, more cold again. I went out this morning and nearly went back in for my winter coat.

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KAILYNSTAR 5/16/2011 11:46AM

    It's really dry and very windy here. A town has been evacuated due to the wind change. People only had minutes warning. 1/3 of the town is gone. Could really use the rain here.

8 things to do before leaving the house...? Nah, not me.

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ANNESYLVIA 5/16/2011 8:37AM

    You did do very well!

I been eating sweets galore since April 17th! Between holidays, b-days and special occasions, all of which I allow myself to indulge. But I just did not take into account that they would be back to back followed my a ankle injury and now a calf injury! Ugh! I too give YOU extra credit for a job well done!!

As for rain well, I live up-state NY too...so I am right there with ya!

take care & keep dancing,

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NNICHOLS46 5/16/2011 7:23AM

    been raining here for days and the extended forecast is all rain

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