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Thursday, May 29, 2008

So here I am, sitting at work day dreaming about my boyfriend. He is absolutely wonderful. The thing that gets me though is I have never EVER felt this way about someone before. I have had previous relationships where we said I love you, but when I compare them to how I feel now, it is not the same feeling at all!

He makes me feel like a little school girl with a huge crush, yet I can always count on him.

As Carrie (Sex and the City says):
"I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love." That is what I have and I could not be happier!

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FOREVERGREENE 5/29/2008 1:15PM

    A group of professional people posed this question to a group of four through eight year olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

"Love is that first feeling you feel before all the bad stuff gets in the way."

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldnít bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. Thatís love."

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth."

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your french fries without making them give you any of theirs."

"Love is when someone hurts you. And you get so mad but you donít yell at them because you know it would hurt their feelings."

"Love is what makes you smile when youíre tired."


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Monday, May 12, 2008

Lately, I have been feeling as though there is something else prohibiting feeling good about myself and living a healthy lifestyle. After some much needed self reflection (mostly of my past), I figured out that I had a lot of anger towards people which is putting a shield around my heart.

So last night I wrote a letter to all the people I have been angry with and even those I hold a grudge against. It was liberating to say "I forgive you." These people don't know that I forgive me, heck half of them don't even know I was angry to being with! But after I was done, I felt lighter. I have forgiven people for hurting me in the past. It doesn't take away the fact that I was hurt, but it allows me to grow. I truly believe that since I have taken this step, it will be easier to forgive myself for things I have done and then to start to love myself. That, in the end, is my ultimate goal. I want to live a healthy and happy life, but that has to start with loving myself first.

I am proud to say I have taken the first step with forgiveness. To all those who have hurt me and such, I forgive you.

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JOYFULJUDITH 5/12/2008 5:45PM

    I struggle with forgiveness... thanks for sharing this with us.

Forgiveness of others can make us free ... but it does not mean that the hurt doesn't matter.

Thank you


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OCALAWRITER 5/12/2008 1:42PM

    Wowzer! Thank you for sharing that, I know many people will take some very important insight from that post!

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ELFITZPA 5/12/2008 1:21PM

    That is such a great idea! I think we all sometimes hold onto hurt to the point where it's hurting us. Like you said, people may not even know they upset you, or they may not care. But you're right, forgiving them can make YOU feel so much better. Keep up the great work!

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FOREVERGREENE 5/12/2008 11:47AM

You are doing so wonderful. Keep up the great work.

Thanks for posting and sharing.

--here for you


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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

To me, perfectionism has a negative connotation. However, that is what I have always strived for. I have tried to dig deep into my past to understand why it is that I feel I need to be perfect.

The best answer I came up with was for attention. My parents we/are very self centered. My mom left my dad for another woman and has always put her partner first. My dad turns to the bottle before he would ever confide in his children. I think for these reason I have always strived just to be perfect so that they wouldn't have to worry about me and they could continue living there lives... as if they never had a child. It is sad to think and I honestly love my parents more than anything, but they never taught me that it is ok to be flawed. In fact, being flawed is what makes me me!

Therefore, I need to learn to throw out the perfectionism and set attainable goals, goals that will give me the satisfaction of knowing I can do anything I put my mind to. But first I need to start loving myself for who I am and then I can have the confidence to do anything.

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    tHANK YOU FOR THIS POST! We can do our best each day! We can love who we are. We often see others we think they are "perfect". Nope. We are often raised to be this way and think it. So, live each moment. The past does play a part, but, we are here. NOW. so...

"set attainable goals, goals that will give me the satisfaction of knowing I can do anything I put my mind to"

You are doing great!

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Cardio Goals for the week of 04/28 to 05/04

Monday, April 28, 2008

04/28: Swimming: 3,450 meters = 560 calories
04/29: Run 4 miles on treadmill = 500 calories (plus pilates)
04/30: Cross Trainer= 60 minutes= 350 calories (plus weight training)
05/01: Run 3 miles outside 350 calories
05/02: REST
05/03: Swimming: 3,500 meters = 575 calories
05/04: Run 3.5 miles= 400 calories

My BMR= 1550
Calories burned for week: 12,035
Calories eaten: 7,940 (about 1,300 a day)

Deficit: 4,095 (1 lb and some change)

Reward for goal: New Sports Bra

Carido Goals: Week of May 26th- June 1st
May 26th- Jump Rope Warm up (5 minutes), 2.5 mile run (no walking!), stretch and ice after workout (400 cal)
May 27th- 2.5 mile walk in the morning, swim 3500 meters after work (600 cal)
May 28th- Elliptical (45 minutes, interval training), stretch after workout (350 cal)
May29th- No carido, Gilad in the morning (100 cal)
May 30th- 10 min bike warm up, 3.5 mile run, stretch after workout (500 cal)
May 31st- Moving probably won't have time for cardio, but will definitely be strength training!
June 1st- Moving, no cardio or strength planned

My BMR: 1550
Calories burned for the week: 11,250
Calories eaten: 7,800

Deficit: 3,450 (almost a pound)

Reward: New workout tape!

Week of June 2nd- June 8th

* June 2nd: Swimming 3500 meters (or 60 mins)- 611 cals
* June 3rd: 3 mile run @ 5.5 mph + strength training= 560 cals
* June 4th: Elliptical- 30 mins 300 cals + stair stepper 30 mins: 290= 590 cals
* June 5th: Rest (walk in the morning)= 134 cals
* June 6th: Swimming 3600 meters (or 60 mins)= 610 cals
* June 7th: 3.5 mile run @ 5.5 mph + strength training= 580 cals
*June 8th: Elliptical 30 mins: 300 cals + stair stepper 30 mins: 290= 590 calories

My BMR: 1,550 cals a day
Total calories burned: 14,525
Total calories consumed: 9,100

Deficit: 5,425 (about 1.5 pounds)

Week of June 9th- June 15th:
1. Monday, June 9th: The Grind (300 cal) and Gilad (100 cal)= 400 cal
2. Tuesday, June 10th: 3.5 mile run (with 10 min warm up) (400 cal) + strength training (60 cal)= 460 cal
3. Wednesday, June 11th: 3500 meter swim (611 cal) + ab workout (60 cal) = 671 cal
4. Thursday, June 12th: Elliptical 30 minutes (300 cal) + Stair stepper 30 mintues (290 cal) + leg and ab workout (60)= 650 cal
6. Saturday, June 13th: 4 mile run (500 cal) + chest, tricept, shoulders, and abs (100 cal) = 600 cal
7. Sunday, June 14th: Elliptical 45 minutes= 400 cal

My BMR: 1,550
Calories burnt for the week: 14,031
Calories eaten: 9,100

Deficit: 4,931 (a pound and some change)


Thursday, March 27, 2008

I am not sure if it is the stillness or the movement outside my window that keeps me transfixed. I look out my window while I am working and just stare. What else is going through the minds of the people driving by? Are they worried about money, the one they love? Are they entirely happy?

What makes me happy?
- When I push the elevator button, and it is already there. But then decided I just want to take the stairs.
- When my turtle gets SO excited to see me, that he trys to climb out of his tank.
- When my big brother hugs me and he squeezes all the air out of my lungs.
- When I just get done running 4 miles and I have never felt better.
- When I hit every green light on the way to work.
- When a stranger smiles and actually says hi.
- When I can drink my coffee with some French Vanilla creamer.
- When my little nephew, Ethan, tries to say my name. "Anra"
- When the birds in the sky, play tag just passing the day.
- When my mom tries to dance.
- When my dad tries to sing.
- When my boyfriend calls me "Babe"

Not that anyone will read this.. but it makes me happy to realize the small things in life that keep me moving!

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OCALAWRITER 4/22/2008 4:21PM

    I love your post! It is so important to be thankful for what we have, in fact, it is a wise (wo)man who spends time being thankful for the abundance of blessings (s)he has than the one who laments and worries of not having enough.

~~Best Vibes~~

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