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Saturday, March 12, 2011 - reflection

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Celtic Thunder is on PBS - I like listening to them.

Today I played with my niece and nephews outside and inside, had a great time! We walked around the woods and around the house. Later, I walked with my puppy in my back field.

Slightly cold, but sunny; a nice day to be outside, also lifted my spirits.

I ate too many cookies with my niece and youngest nephew (a toddler). The box sat right there - too tempting!

I need to get up, moving, and exercising everyday. I seem to always find a reason not too... I hurt, tired, mentally "off", its cold and dreary outside, etc.

I realize the only legitimate reason is when my docs tell me to ease up; like yesterday, my neck was out severely and my hip was out. (I have back issues.) So I am on a limited easy walk program for the next several days. We (doc and I) don't want to aggravate my neck or hip.

The bursitis in my shoulder is acting up again (over a month now) so I had to stop any weight-lifting with my arms. I realize I miss the strength training for my arms and shoulders. We hope I will be able to start back next month, doing PT exercise (at home) for the shoulder.

I also, wanted to thank all my SP friends who are praying for me and have been keeping in touch. I need(ed) to know someone cares and is interested in my days and progress.

I have family and friends who know I'm trying to improve my health and weight, but I can't talk to them about what all is going on, which includes my struggles.

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Clutter - Simplicity

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

emoticon "Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein

Clutter = chaos and discord

Which comes first: chaos out of which comes discord or discord which creates chaos?

My house is cluttered; it wasn't this way the first several years I lived hear. It seems as I gained weight these last several (4-5 yrs) my house became more cluttered and messy. I strongly dislike both - the clutter in my house and in my body & mind. Which came first, I'm not sure.

I like Albert Einstein and when I read the above quote it reminded me that I can have simplicity and harmony in my life - body, mind, and home.

1) Today I walked with my puppy (at a good speed) approx. 35 minutes.
2) I also, spent 15 minutes hand-washing dishes, walking @ 2 ft from the sink to my kitchen table several times. (& 1 load in the dishwasher)
3) Cleaned up paper recycables and trash.
4) Cleaned bathroom sink
5) Two loads of laundry

I think this is a good "start" (restart) to achieving calmness and clearing out the clutter.

Praise God for the energy I had today.

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SERENEMOM71 3/10/2011 7:16AM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonThey say that decluttering is a sign of recovery. I think that it is sign of a journey on our road of good health and recovery! Good for you! I was told to do 20 minutes a day - clean out 1 drawer a day or 1 shelf of a cabinet, etc. If you do that every day or so (doesn't even have to be every day) you will be amazed @ how fast your home becomes clutter free! I'm praying for you daily.
Love, your sister in Christ,
Amy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Standing on the Promises of God

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MRSDAVIS09 3/9/2011 10:55PM

    I can relate to your observation about clutter on the body and in the house; I, too have experienced this. . .and I, too am wading through the process of decluttering both! Congratulations on making those babysteps to find your peace :)

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MISLENE 3/9/2011 10:53PM

    good for you

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Good Day - Walked, Happy, Sunny Outside

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

It is sunny and cold outside, not too cold. I took a walk with my puppy today, was out about 30 minutes. Then helped my dad fix fence around his horse fields. I had a good walk and workout.

I am trying to catch up on all my projects:

1. Certification (goal date: Fall 2011)
2. Bible Study book (ongoing, no end date)
3. SparkPeople - exercise & weight loss (ongoing, weight loss goal June 2011)

4. Bedroom clothes closet
5. Kitchen - sort, toss, organize
6. Family room
7. Bathroom
8. Office - haven't started this sorting and organization.

When the weather is warmer and the sun is out. I feel better - physically and mentally. I can get more done.

This list may not look daunting, but I know what each entails and it is overwhelming! I remember to do one thing at a time. I don't know how long my house projects will take. I'm by myself on these projects and my health problems slow me down.

Ending on a high note - had lots of fun walking with my puppy - in the sun!

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 3/2/2011 7:05PM

    I'm glad you had a great time with your pup, enjoying the sunshine. I like your goals and how you have set up deadlines for some of them. Take one step at a time and you'll get there. YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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    I understand the list can be overwhelming! Sometimes even just one thing can be overwhelming. Like you said, take it one at a time and you'll get there. I struggle with that and like to leap and do everything at once, it just never works. I wish you all the best with these goals and I KNOW you can do it!! I'm glad you had a great day today and I hope you continue to feel better and better the more the weather gets warmer! Have a GREAT month! emoticon emoticon

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Sunshine, fresh air, and children's outlook...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

emoticon Today, I woke with a weird headache and was just out-of-sorts for most of the morning and afternoon. (I didn't get out of bed till 10:30 am, wasn't called in for work.) And didn't get moving till about 1 pm. Started on the computer then - still out-of-sorts.

Around 4:30 pm I saw my two older nephews outside, so I grabbed my coat and shoes and went out. Said hi to both, chatted briefly with my sister-in-law, then played outside with the two younger children. What a treat! I felt better just being outside in the sun and with the fresh air. And I love being an aunt. We walked around the house 1 1/2 times (slowly) and made up stories. Then I sat with the toddler for supper and talked about his train stories. My niece came and sat on my lap and we talked about clothes! What a great way to brighten my day.

I still have a headache, but feel so much better for that time with my love ones and the fresh air.

Thank my Heavenly Parent for these blessings in my life.


Still have connection problems...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

hi everyone,

I'm at the library today. I still have Internet connection problems at home, I need to get that fixed. I don't have time to study (online classes), SP, and personal email at the library. I haven't been able to keep up with studying or entering SP. I track food and everything in my datebook, that is helping me.

It was warmer yesterday, about 40 degrees. Today back down to 30 degrees (USA). I am tired of the COLD!

Have a Happy (belated) Valentine's Day. emoticon emoticon


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