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I could get used to this...(time off work)...

Sunday, January 03, 2010

I have to remember that I will have to go back to work but I am trying to enjoy my leave of absence while I can. I still wake up early (one day was 3:00 a.m. but today I slept in until 5:30!!!). My hand feels good but cannot do much and I am supposed to rest it. I haven't had to take very many pain pills (mostly at night to help with sleep).

Goals today:
1. Wash 2 loads of clothes.
2. Sort 1 box of misc stuff.
3. Send belated holiday cards to son and grandkids.
4. Call a few friends and sister just to chat (make note to self to be positive, no complaints allowed).
5. Walk 15 minutes 2X on treadmill.

I will print out the above list and give myself a spark goodie for each item completed.
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TEDDYTEDDY 1/4/2010 7:01AM

    i WASHED 2 LOADS OF CLOTHES AND CALLED MY SISTER AND DAUGHTER SO i GAVE MYSELF 2 GOODIES...WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND SEE WHAT ELSE i GET DONE... emoticon

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MSLZZY 1/3/2010 7:58PM

    I'll be checking to see how many new goodies you have! Take care and enjoy your time off.
Getting back to work will be here before you know it! emoticon

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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 1/3/2010 12:59PM

    Hope you crossed off everything on the list!
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Jackie x

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BZYBOYSMOM 1/3/2010 11:59AM

    Go girl~!

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/3/2010 10:28AM

    It is easy to get used to time off - gives me more time for Sparking!

I like your plan. Glad to hear the hand is healing nicely. Keep up the good work!
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Is there a good excuse?

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Excuses for not exercising...
Monday, June 23, 2008

And then.... I got upset....and then I felt tired...and then I was angry...and then my neck was sore...and then my husband whined when I said I wanted to go to the gym...and then I felt guilty about deserting him...and then I had to read job listings cause I am looking for a new job....and then my feet hurt...and then and then and then....I didn't run out of excuses...just can't believe there are so many.... and how many are valid?

Now I will try to think of excuses for exercising...
I feel better when I exercise, physically and mentally. I am proud of myself when I exercise. I sleep better when I exercise. I burn calories when I exercise. I build up my muscle strength and tone and therefore look better when I exercise. Exercise keeps me from prematurely aging. Exercise gets me out of the house. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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NASCARGIRL3 1/4/2010 8:39AM

    Excellent blog, I love it! Thanks for sharing and putting a new spin on things.

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ZESTYLADY 1/3/2010 10:19AM

    Neat spin on a common problem!

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MILDEXSPI 1/2/2010 8:48PM

    I have to go exercise is a good excuse for getting out of working late.

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MSLZZY 1/2/2010 6:34PM

    Exercise clears the mind and lets the good feelings flow. Fresh air and a change of scenery sidetracks stress, too! Have a great weekend! emoticon

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ELAINESHAFF 1/2/2010 5:03PM

    Teddy--Here is one reason for exercising---You look so good compared to your earlier pictures. You feel better, have more energy and by golly, it's good for you.

Take care and keep up the good work.

Indiana Janice

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MOTOMOMOF2 1/2/2010 9:50AM

    lots of excuses but probably just easier to just do it

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BIGT_56 1/2/2010 9:37AM

    Isn't it amazing how much we put everything else before what is good for us! Hope we can all find our resolve this year to put us first for a change.

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BIRDRIPLEY 1/2/2010 9:21AM

    Thanks for the eye opener.


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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 1/2/2010 9:08AM

    I will try and do better with the good aspects LOL

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FITKAT2010 1/2/2010 6:24AM

    The excuses will keep coming up and waging a war against your good intentions. Until you ferret out what the core issue is and face that head on.

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ESMERILDA1313 1/2/2010 6:22AM

    Thank You Teddy! I really needed this today! I was feeling all of this was not working! Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to remember why I get up early, why I budget my time, why even though I am not feeling good I put myself through all of this!
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DJS-DEBBIE 1/2/2010 6:00AM

    Thanks, Teddy! I am afraid I have a lot of the same excuses. No more excuses in 2010!
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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 1/2/2010 5:59AM

    I prefer the excuses for exercising but tend to use the excuses for not exercising more often!
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Jackiex

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OMG

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Working on bills and 2010 budget which seems a disaster. Makes me want to run away from home (which, of course, is not an option). Need to say little prayers throughout the day for strength. Oh, Lordy, Lordy, Lordy.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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ESMERILDA1313 1/2/2010 6:24AM

    I am with you! I am thinking of sticking my head in the sand.........But there is no sand..........................We can do it..........................We can do it....................We can do it.................................
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TEDDYTEDDY 1/1/2010 6:28PM

    OMG has become a short prayer.... emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 1/1/2010 8:46AM

    You are smart to face it straight on! Come up with a plan to do the best you can with what you have. You'll be way ahead of those people who just let it happen.

Take care of yourself. Be your own best friend. Be grateful for the things you do have. Do the best you can in a tough situation and love yourself for it!

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MSWEEZER 1/1/2010 7:05AM

    Yep, I think the others have indicated you are NOT alone. Just take it a day at a time. It's about all we can do.

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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 1/1/2010 6:07AM

    We're here for you if you need to vent or need some support.
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PAULACOLLINS 12/31/2009 6:55PM

    I try to take things one day at a time. Make plans but can't always plan the outcomes. I have been working on our finances for some time--it is better than it was and I am hopeful that it will continue to get better. Budgeting is much like healthy lifestyle choices for me. Hope you have a blessed New Year!

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POLYANASUNSHINE 12/31/2009 6:37PM

    I thin a lot of us are feeling the same way. We are all here to motivate and help for anything.

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DJS-DEBBIE 12/31/2009 6:18PM

    I am with you Teddy. I did a quick run on our taxes and we owe lots of money! Due to various vehicle issues, our January budget is short and we haven't even started yet. But I am sure that one way or another we will work it out and so will you!
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JAYJAY071 12/31/2009 6:16PM

  I think you will get through it, Like you said, Keep praying and all will work out in due time. Keep your head up!

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2 day respite almost over...

Thursday, December 31, 2009

I am going home today. Had a nice 2 day mini-vacation with a girlfriend. Look forward to having some private, alone time. I am not a hermit at heart but there are times I would like to be able to watch t.v. or talk on the phone without another person around. My car is a great getaway...then there is the gym where most people are into themselves....I love the whirlpool and steam room....can't wait to go...probably on Friday.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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ESMERILDA1313 1/2/2010 6:26AM

    Glad it went well for you! Thank you for sending me to your Blog!

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DJS-DEBBIE 12/31/2009 4:41PM

    Glad you are doing well, Teddy!


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LOOZINITNOW 12/31/2009 8:04AM

    We all need alone time once in a while! So glad you are getting some!

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11-RENEWAL-20 12/31/2009 7:11AM

    Teddy...I love alone time and think it is necessary for my mental health. Driving my car is one of my get away places too...I really enjoy the drive time when I go to visit my Mother weekly. emoticon Sharon J

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MSWEEZER 12/31/2009 7:01AM

    Glad your surgery went well and now time to return home. I'm sure your DH will be happy to have you home again too!

Take care!

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getting rested up...feeling very well.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

No swelling and very little pain. Carpal tunnel release and trigger thumb release much easier than CPC joint replacement surgery when bones were cut. This time only soft tissues were cut and will be able to shower 3 days after surgery....Stitches out in about 10 days...Anxious to get back to the gym. Resting a lot...feeling good.... emoticon

  
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MUSIC66 12/31/2009 6:44AM

    glad things went ok for you .

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BIGT_56 12/30/2009 11:29PM

    Glad everything worked out okay!

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LOOZINITNOW 12/30/2009 8:07PM

    Glad to hear you are doing well! Take care of yourself!

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KEENTINA 12/30/2009 5:36PM

    We all need a little pampering even if it comes in the form of recovery! Hope your hubby is doing well also.

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DJS-DEBBIE 12/30/2009 5:32PM

    That is great! Thanks for letting us know things are going well. You will be back up to speed before you know it.

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MSWEEZER 12/30/2009 5:28PM

    Great news! THanks fo checking in and sharing. You'll be back to the gym in not time. Rest now!!!

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