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Best Non-Scale Victory

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Best Non-Scale Victory...

I would have to pick: Loving My Body, as it is, from a journey that began One Part At A Time.

I started this pet project a while ago.

I met really cool people who joined me.

We picked a part each week to love on, pamper, admire, or at least come to some kind of greater appreciation for.

It worked for me.

I really like myself better than I ever have before.

I do not hate on myself anywhere near as much as before.

I accept myself so much more as I am, in the moment, with an understanding that the thoughts/moments will change.

Loving myself for who I am right NOW is definitely my greatest victory!

But that doesn't mean I don't want to tweak a few things here or there...

  
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Shoo Monkey! Shoo!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Vacation is a great "re-set" button.

Ya know... Ya go away and come back with a fresh attitude and a start over mentality.

I started with very little allowance of thought. More like a "you will change your life" mantra.

***As a matter of fact, a mantra is a really good thing. You repeat it over and over so it clouds your head with no room for "what-if's, buts, I can'ts, etc. Huh... I didn't even know I was gonna write that.

You will change your life. You will change your life.

Oh wait.

I will change my life. I will change my life.

OoOoOoOo Better yet:

I am changing my life. I am changing my life. I AM changing my life!


Ok. Back to our regularly scheduled programing and Shoo-ing Monkeys.

I did Sunday good. I ate half my portions of everything at Smokey Bones. But I did have to shoo some Monkeys that kept telling me "it's okay if you eat it all. You can start tomorrow."

Monday. I drank half that frappe. No need to shoo at that moment. But later...

Monkey was telling me I could just go home after my first day back at work and eat chips, cheese and salsa for dinner.

Nuh uh! I went to the grocery store on Sunday and planned a bunch of "fresh produce" meals for the week! I had to cook! Shoo! You Freakin' Monkey!!! emoticon

Tuesday. I had a great breakfast. Then after the first shift at work I almost let the little emoticonMonkey's talk me out of working out. Danggit! I had to yell at them (in my head) and tell them once and for all "If you are not going to work out "with" me-Then GO AWAY!"

Crisis averted. Monkeys Shooed.

Now, to set some monkey traps around the house... (eating while watching tv is a huge monkey invitation.)

Must. Change. That. Habit.

  
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CAALAN23 8/9/2011 10:24PM

    Yes, totally set those monkey traps! Good job!

Gotta treadmill? Dumbells? Kettlebells? Medicine ball? They are GREAT tv buddies and totally kick some monkey tail!

Tina

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DIXIED88 8/9/2011 3:11PM

    Great job!! That's exactly how to do it. One battle with those crazy Monkey's at a time!

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LADYJ6942 8/9/2011 1:33PM

    GRATZ ON SHOO-ING MONKIES, KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB!

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Bless her heart, she means well...

Monday, August 08, 2011

My co-worker, who missed me very much while I was on vacation, decided to surprise me with a McDonald's Frappe Mocha this morning.

Bless her heart.

I drank half and had to give the rest away.

Why did I drink any???

I just couldn't hurt her feelings.

I did go to a body sculpting class after the am shift. 45 minutes of weight work. I am already sore. What am I going to do about that???

Seriously, I do not know when to say when.

I feel like I push myself too enthusiastically.

But then, I did leave the class when I could take no more. (shaking arms even without weights in them might be a clue)

I did as much as I could--and it was more than I do at home. I feel good about that.

And, I did only drink half the frappe. And, I made her promise to work out with me this week. (she committed to Thursday)

I guess all is not lost.

I guess I am learning.

I will take that. And I will be proud.

*I will never drink ice cream in the am again! My stomach is hating me right now. Healthy, yummy, lunch--here I come!

  
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SAMI199 8/8/2011 8:30PM

    I am happy you didn't hurt her feelings,but now she will know they give you a stomach-ache-That should curtail the Frappe's.
Way to Go!!!

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CAALAN23 8/8/2011 4:40PM

    I agree...progress, movement, activity. That is the focus!

Good for you!

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DIXIED88 8/8/2011 4:36PM

    Great willpower! Mcdonalds Caramel Iced Coffee has been a beloved enemy to me for some time. LOL!

Progress, not perfection. REPEAT with me! Progress, not perfection!!

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DRJJ2004 8/8/2011 2:49PM

    Good job! I think I probably would have drank it too! :O) At least you counteracted it with excercise!!

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HRICKETT 8/8/2011 11:41AM

    I don't know if I could have only drunk half! You have some will power for sure!

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Vacation realization

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Props to me. (clappping)

I had a lovely time on vaca, but decided to really start working hard on this re-shaping my body.

(here's where the props come in) I got home, went to the grocery store and bought tons of veggies, fruit and whole grains. I pulled out the lean meats to thaw from the freezer. I am now ready to tackle this week--well within my range. And, I have the Y's class schedule and I am going to take one everyday this week.

Oh yeah! It's ON!

  
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JBARSTOW 8/7/2011 11:05AM

    Good deal! I'm just back from vaca myself and and got back to work yesterday. I keep hearing the Black Eyed Peas singing "Let's Get It Started"!

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GAYLLYNNE 8/7/2011 10:11AM

    Woohoo, you go girl!! That's great. Before you know it, you will be having to buy new clothes because everything is falling off!!! emoticon

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A funny thing happened...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Today was 50's day at the Y's summer camp.

I dressed up in a fabulous dress complete with pearls.

I work in the large basement room-running the pre and post camp.

I had an errand to run upstairs at the front office, so I went.

Once upstairs, I discovered one of my camp Mom's attempting to squash a mouse with a binder.

Yikes!

I couldn't stand to watch. Then "mickey" took off!

I grabbed the small garbage can and the chase was on.

Picture me in my dress and pearls running around the info desk trying to capture a mouse!

Funny indeed.

And, Oh Yeah! That mouse was mine! (safely retained under the garbage can)

Later some dude "took care of mickey". (I couldn't stand to watch)

Fun times!

I asked for a raise.

  
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DIXIED88 7/26/2011 4:11PM

    LOL!! That's great! Priceless! You should check out my mouse in the house blog. It's was priceless too!

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IAMWINNING 7/26/2011 3:55PM

    You deserve a raise. How much do wild animal tamers get in your part of the country? emoticon

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