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My Birthday, my new beginnng #1

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Happy Birthday, me. It's always a challenge having a birthday this time of the year. The joys of Christmas, the beginning of the New Year and then my own personal new year with a birthday.

I look and see what I left behind many many months ago on my SparkPeople blogs. Not good. But, I'm working at realizing my life is a book with daily written pages and each night I put the book on the shelf. It's done. Tomorrow I will take it down and start again. But, for right now, it's my birthday.

I want to give myself many gifts for this year:

I want to be healthy. I want to be less dense, to weight less and to move easily through my world.

I want to enjoy each moment. To realize that it is only THIS moment that is unique and mine. Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present. I'd like that present in my packages today.

Beginning today I'll work towards giving myself these presents. Good health and good spirits...what more could a girl want.

Happy Birthday Mary Helen emoticon emoticon

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NHES220 1/5/2014 4:42PM

    Happy Birthday. That is definitely a great gift to yourself!

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MOM2ACAT 1/5/2014 3:59PM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon

Those are the gifts we should all be giving ourselves.

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BERGBA7 1/5/2014 3:12PM

    Happy birthday!
Very nice presents for yourself and good resolutions!

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Just like a river

Thursday, June 13, 2013

You know when you have that kind of day. Things are up in the air, you're worried about someone and how things may be progressing. It's that gut wrenching, awful sense of stress that just feels awful.

I may be getting older, or wiser :) but today instead of falling into all kinds of drama, I thought about a river. I put all the stressors into the river and let them flow past me. Everything that was yucky and couldn't be acted upon, only worried upon. I decided not to do the worry part, but watch the river instead. The pieces I need to think about will flow to the top later.

I'm happy about this river. It worked for me today.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I'm reading a new book called, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. In the chapter today she talks about vulnerability. How we think that being vulnerable makes look like we're weak, and yet it makes us courageous.

I guess that's what happens when we blog. We put out into the world what we're thinking about. We put our thoughts and more importantly our emotions for others to read. Sometimes that's really hard.

I celebrated my 2 year anniversary (this go around) at Weight Watchers this week. Each Monday I go to the meeting and like those courageous enough to do a twelve step program, admit I have a problem. I don't know how to handle the food in my life. I show up...I think that's another part of being vulnerable. I put all of myself on the line as I wait to weigh in. I test my choices for the week against the number on the scale.

But, I think all WW and Spark People are the courageous side of vulnerability. We do show up. We try, we're human. We're vulnerable. That's why I love Spark People and blogging.

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JMCADE 6/15/2013 3:35PM

    Wow - great blog. I hadn't look at it that way and yes we are all vulnerable. I am going to have to check out that book you are reading.

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CAROLJEAN64 6/12/2013 2:59PM

    This is a thought provoking blog. Vulnerability is and always has been an issue for me. I love your idea of vulnerability as courage.

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    Keep blogging - it's therapeutic emoticon . You do have to remember that people other than SP members can see our SP blogs if they aren't secured correctly.

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The body remembers...I re-membered

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Yesterday I really had a hard day. I was down right lazy. I was so wanting comfort food and gave in to ordering Chinese for dinner. I was rather frustrated with myself.

Today as I looked at the calendar I remembered the date, June 10th. 20 years ago today my mother died. She was an amazing woman, mother, teacher, single parent. She left me lessons of always being a learner, to enjoy reading mysteries and to always remember family is first.

So today I was reminded that though our heads might not "get it", our bodies remember those time of pain and joy that we've had in our life.

I remembered so much today.

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LEANGIRL22 6/11/2013 12:41AM

    What a nice blog -- it really honors your Mother and I share your pain a bit as I remember my Mother. They leave us with a lot and we need to just pay it forward.

You can move forward tomorrow with no guilt -- I am proud of you and know you can do this!

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Just a few words today: Day 42

Wednesday, May 22, 2013





Ready to Celebrate

Good night

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