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Mid-Feb Already?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

This year seems to be going by fast. I can't believe we just celebrated Christmas and the New Year and now it's the middle of February already. Time does go faster the older a person gets.

Not much to say this month. Can't really say I'm proud of my eating habits this past month. I planned well and ate healthy meals toward the beginning, but everything went down hill when I didn't plan ahead. It's sort of like the difference between journaling foods and not journaling.

Not inclined to step on the scale at this point.

Well, I committed to write on good days and bad. Suppose this is a plain, old non-inspirational day.

Tomorrow is a new day.

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WELLNESSME09 2/13/2011 3:12PM

    Don't let those setbacks stop you, setbacks happen to everyone.
Your not a failure if you don't make it, your a success because you tried!!!

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Another Day 1/12/11

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Today is a typical day for me - in that it was an atypical day. I don't have the typical 40-hour-per-week job. I work 2 part-time jobs. One is the overnight shift and one is days. I don't often know my schedule for more than a couple of days in advance, and sometimes only a matter of hours. I know all of the "shoulds." I SHOULD keep regular sleep patterns and plan my meals and exercise, but it's not happening.

I edited my goals today. I changed my housekeeping goal deadline to March 31st, which gives me another month to get things done around here. I also changed my ticker to reflect my short-term goal, (26 lbs) rather than my whole long-term goal (149 lbs). Hopefully it'll help put things in perspective. The long-term goal just seemed too far off and not real enough.

I won't be writing my blogs to say anything profound. I am committed to writing just once a month - whether I'm doing well or not. This is going to be a journey and I know that sometimes there are bumps in the road. I have the tendency to isolate and to stay away when I am in a negative frame of mind. This time I'm going to try to take the good with the bad and just be here.

This week I've been trying to cut back on my diet soda consumption. I'm also trying to get back into the habit of drinking a lot of water again.

That's about it for now. Til next time...


TOO HOT - Yep, Summer S***s!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's been hot here. Hot & humid! Still 77 degrees at 10:50 p.m. Heat index was 105 degrees the day before yesterday. Yes, I am complaining. I hate summer. Most of the world can't wait for summer to get here; I dread it's arrival and can't wait for it to leave. Thank goodness for air conditioning. Was trying to explain this hatred of summer to hubby. I told him it's not just the effect of the heat and humidity and pollen on my asthma. It's more than that. People may get cabin fever in the winter, but my isolation comes in the summer. If I don't stay out of the sun and heat, I turn into Super-*itch! So here I am, stuck between *itchy and deeply depressed. I can't sleep, I'm alienating my family & friends, and I HATE being like this. I'm trying hard to be a good mom. Earlier this week I realized that the air conditioning is broken in my car. Lowest estimate = $500. (Still trying to figure out how to pay for that one!) But...I have to count my blessings...yesterday my power went out. How is that a blessing? It was out LESS THAN an hour and a half. I had visions of melting in my own house while it was out. Kudos to the power company for being on the ball!
Yes, this blog was kind of a downer today. That's just how life is sometimes. Soon fall will be here and all will be well. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Until next time...

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JAZZIE28 7/17/2010 2:00AM

    I don't like Summer either...too hot and humid. My energy level is low and yes! I can get real bitchy cause I don't like feeling uncomfortable! I too look forward to the Fall when I can be outside without sweat dripping off of me.
Here's to air conditioning for both of us and Fall getting here soon..
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It's Been A Week Already?!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Meant to blog last Friday night, over the weekend, yesterday...but it never happened. Can't believe it's been a week already! Wish I HAD written on one of the other days, because - quite frankly - my mood sucks tonight! Just feeling BLAH. It'll pass, I suppose. Didn't eat great today. Pretty sure that didn't help matters. Didn't get done what I wanted to get accomplished either. That's strike two. But I DO have my four-legged friends playing in the room with me tonight, so that's a plus. emoticon
Yesterday I went to see PT; he was pleased with my progress so far. Was there a long time & he gave me new exercises. Was definitely feeling the "progress" today. He worked me hard yesterday. Tomorrow I'm doing some painting for my parents. I'm sure I'll enjoy it, but my crappy attitude is telling me otherwise tonight. BLAH. Hate this mood. Tempted to just go to bed, but it's too early for that. I'd just lay up there and stress out over everything. Not a good solution.
On a GOOD note: emoticon I AM keeping up with my blog. Okay, maybe a few good notes: emoticon As I mentioned above, PT is paying off AND I got through a HUGE amount of clutter on Friday. Have been nagging the kids to keep their stuff picked up since then. (Don't want to back-pedal on this decluttering mission!)
Scale says I gained 1/2 a pound. I refuse to enter my weight until it goes back down. Good thing I didn't have lofty goals. I usually do good for about 3 weeks - then sabotage myself, gain weight, call myself a failure, quit trying. Not this time. I started sparking again in mid-May 2010. Tomorrow will be July 1st. Definitely made it past that 3-week mark. I am almost DOWN to where I was when I sighed up for SP almost a year ago. Yep, hit my all-time high earlier this year. I THOUGHT I had signed up for SP in 2007 or 2008, but couldn't figure out what my log-in & PW might have been, so gave up. Would like to have been able to look back and see what I weighed back then. I guess maybe it's better to leave the past in the past anyway.
My short-term goals (mentioned in my first blog) are not weight related. I think I'm going to post them on my main SparkPage after I finish typing this. My long-term goal is weight related...and it's VERY long term. This time I will not sabotage myself. I have until DECEMBER 2011 to reach my goal. I'm trying to make healthier choices & trying to be more active. It takes time to change old habits. It's one day at a time, one choice at a time. If I make a poor choice today, it doesn't mean I have to keep making the same choice every day for the rest of my life. Tomorrow is a new day, a new opportunity. I'm not going to be an over-the-top RAH-RAH cheering section, but I'm not going to be Miss DoomAndGloom either. I'm just going to be me, just me.

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TREEFROGLADY 6/29/2010 11:13PM a day ahead of myself. It's not July first until the day AFTER tomorrow. emoticon

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Summer Plan - My First Blog Entry

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Who'd have thought that I'd be blogging?!
I've supervised students blogging. I've read lots of blogs. I have even watched a movie (Julie & Julia) about blogging. Last month (I think), I mentioned starting blogging. Now it's time to put my money where my mouth is and write.
Why am I blogging?
1) Accountability
2) Hopes of inspiring/entertaining/(or maybe boring) others.
Being held accountable can make a big difference in meeting goals. And if I can do it, you can too! Right?!
I have simple goals:
1) Organize the main floor (the rest may come later) of my house over the summer.
2) Do my physical therapy &/or exercise each day.
3) Make healthy food choices & spend more time making meals from scratch.
Maybe I'll enjoy blogging and keep it up after school starts again. We'll see. Today I'm committing to blogging at least once per week through the summer. Have a great summer, everyone! Best wishes, treefroglady emoticon