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Say something nice to yourself (but not outloud in front of others)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Self esteem is a tricky thing. If you look in the mirror and say the things Stewart Smally says it is pretty weird if someone else can hear you. I still remember my stepfather looking in the mirror and saying what a handsome man he was and we all laughed and laughed (behind his back, of course).

Today I am going to say something nice about myself but keep it to myself.... emoticon

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11-RENEWAL-20 8/14/2009 7:23AM

    My brother used to do that too and we all laughed with him, because, even though he was a real cutie, he was being funny to entertain all of us...actually, he probably still does it. Love yourself... emoticon

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MOTOMOMOF2 8/11/2009 9:22AM

    so true, who can believe it, if we dont.

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NEXTYEAR 8/11/2009 7:55AM

    What a great family story! I'm going to put this in practice. I'm sure it does help. Feel good, look good!

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    You are right, self esteem is a very tricky thing and very fragile. So I agree with you, say something nice about yourself. But think hard about what that something is because you need to repeat it again and again until you are confident of that truth. Then you can move on to the next truth about yourself.

I think I will do that also. Thanks for the inspiration.

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BOOMERGIRL5 8/11/2009 5:57AM

    That is wonderful !!!! Say it out loud too !!!!!! emoticon

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Do something nice for someone today and don't get credit..

Monday, August 10, 2009

Do something nice for someone today but see if you can't "get caught." It might bring out the play angel in you instead of the devil. This might also be fun if you are "loving your enemies," meaning doing something nice to someone you have a complaint against. Perhaps they slighted you because they were not feeling loved themselves. Perhaps wondering who is being nice to them will take their mind off feeling that way and in the long run you might make the world a nicer place. I think making the world a nicer place is what we were all sent here for. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGT_56 8/10/2009 9:39AM

    I have always loved doing little random acts of kindness for people. They make me feel so good inside. Not letting anyone know is the best part! That little "puzzled" smile on someone's face when they realized someone unknown did something nice for them is priceless!


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MNCYCLIST 8/10/2009 8:56AM

    Thanks so much for the challenge, sounds like a great one!

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BO42SOX 8/10/2009 7:50AM

    Great thoughts!!! I have a goal on one of my Teams to do an act of kindness for a stranger 4 times a week. Nothing worse than a "friend" who keeps track of favors,and he brings them up all the time,as If my Husband is suppose to pin a medal on his chest! Great blog!

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Finishing 2nd week back to work... doing great

Friday, August 07, 2009

I am making great plans and actually swam 2 times this week before work. I plan to go to the warm therapy pool 2 times a week until the end of the month. I have also decided to rejoin the health club at work which costs only $6 per week and the fee comes right out of my paycheck. I really wanted to rejoin LifeTime Fitness but that would be $85 a month for the club nearest my home, so have decided against that. The main difference is the availability of the swimming pools, at work there are only limited hours 4 days a week and so it is not very convenient and when I return to my regular work schedule I will only be able to use that pool 2 days a week 1-1/2 hours AFTER work so I will not get home from work until after 6:30, being gone from home 12 hours. There are so many machines available and the leg press is one I need for rehabbing my knee after surgery and the hours are 24/7 and so I could go before work or after work to exercise. Since I have a treadmill at home I can concentrate on the other machines which are not usually that busy. Right now I need to get ready for work and am moving a little slowly and don't want to be late...bye for now. emoticon

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BIGT_56 8/7/2009 10:09PM

    emoticon Teddy, sounds like you have a good plan to get your exercise. Swimming is really good because there is less stress on your knees. Have fun!


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FLASUN 8/7/2009 7:25AM

    Teddy, So happy to hear about your progress and getting to go swimming! emoticon Joining the Health Club at work, how wonderful!!

Missing you on your post! Hope to hear from you again soon.
Love, Janice emoticon

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5th day back to work after knee replacement, doing well

Saturday, August 01, 2009

I walked on treadmill for 20 minutes before work on Friday and it helped so much with the pain and stiffness I had the other days this week. I also can start work a half hour late 2 days a week to accommodate going to therapy pool before work and I am sure that will even more helpful with the pain and discomfort. I will do that for about a month. At that time I will be going to work full time (8 hours a day). I am anxious to start getting a full pay check again. I am short about $300 a week from my regular take home because of disability payments. It's amazing how we get used to having a certain amount of money and then suddenly getting a reduction and realizing that a lot of things we take for granted are only luxuries and not necessities. I am grateful to have a job and not trying to live on unemployment or less like a few people I know who have lost their jobs. emoticon

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ODIE244184 8/2/2009 12:58PM

    Hi Teddy!
Thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog. I found it interesting that you mentioned addiction. That has always been a fear of mine. I currently only take a pain pill and a muscle relaxer at night to try to get comfortable enough to sleep. I have notice the pain is much better. I go back to work next Wed. I am both looking forward to it and apprehensive. I need the money as well as the social action but am afraid it may be to soon and the pain will get worse.
Good luck to you and I hope things continue to improve for you. emoticon

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SKEPCHICK 8/1/2009 6:01PM

  Welcome back. Knee operations are tough.

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4th day back to work after knee replacement

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Would like to say it's easy getting back to work but I am not used to sitting in a chair for 4 hours and am having pains. I get up every hour to get the kinks out and am icing intermittently. Not as productive as I would like to be and am taking naps in the afternoon (working half days). Went swimming and on exercise bike at gym twice in the last week. Ideally I should do that at least 3-4 times a week. Hope to slightly change my work hours to accomodate going to therapy pool nearby twice a week. Have continued to "lose the cane" as instructed by physical therapist. I hope to show improvement in motion again this week at my session this afternoon. Moving a little slower yesterday due to discomfort. Have to remember the recovery chart is not a continuous upward climb and have to accept a bit of backsliding now and then. emoticon

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    Don't rush yourself. You are doing fantastic,

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ODIE244184 7/30/2009 2:56PM

    Keep up the good work. I am 3weeks post op and will be going back to work on 8/12. I am worried about being able to keep up at work but am going crazy here at home.

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DOXMOM 7/30/2009 8:49AM

    Hi Teddy,
Wishing you continued success in making a full recovery. Keep taking care of yourself, and let others do a little bit for your too. You deserve it!
DOXMOM emoticon

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THENEWJOSIE2 7/30/2009 7:35AM

    You are doing awesome Teddy, keep up the good work!

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