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Jan 27

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I got invited to spend the evening with Shy last night at her place. Kaeli was working at her 2nd job, so wasn't home, but Shy and I enjoyed watching one of our favorite TV programs together and just chatting and catching up with each other. Garry had to work, so it was plain and simple "girl time".

Even managed to get my Wii time in later in the evening, but not sure if exercising so late in the day is a good thing for me. I had a great deal of trouble falling asleep. I tossed and turned most of the night and then of course, fell asleep a couple of hours before it was time to get up for work. I'll be running on will power today!

Yay, I get my hair cut this afternoon right after work. It's getting so long, I feel like a shaggy dog. I'm debating on whether or not I will get a colored streak again in my hair and if so what color. I've had purple and blue, which I liked. But even Shy noticed that since I put the color streak in my hair, several people at work have now been doing the same thing! I've never been a trend setter before and I'm not sure I enjoy it! Weird. The one trend that I am pleased about though is since I've been eliminating weight, five others at work have followed suit. Now that is exciting, to see others wanting to be healthy also.

My positives:
Time with Shy.
Getting my haircut today.
Geff will be coming back to work starting on Monday...limited to a couple of hours a day, but it's great to hear that he has the okay from his doctor to come back!
Garry's birthday tomorrow...so family time again! YAY!
Life in general...being able to find the blessings in my day.

Have a wonderful day, keep on moving towards your goals. You deserve to be healthy.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 1/27/2010 10:46PM

    I'm so glad you had your 'girl night' together - it's times like these that missing a workout is ok probably (especially if you now know it keeps you awake). I've been taking melatonin on Tues evenings so I can get to sleep by 10 and be up at 5:30 - even just missing out on 30 minutes sleep means I'm in a daze all day long (I've been coming home Wed nights and napping then waking up feeling like I'm on another planet) ... such a creature of habit!

The book launch night was fun! I'll blog about it in the morning.

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MAURIZIA 1/27/2010 10:01AM

    Wanda, you reminded me of the adage "actions speak louder than words." Isn't it the truth?

Glad you got to have time with Shy! How wonderful for you...and glad to hear that Geff is coming back to work even if only for a couple of hours!

Good luck with keeping your eyes open...This is how I look today: emoticon
Using safety pins! :)

Blessings!

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STORMTMB 1/27/2010 9:28AM

    Good reminder that no matter what we do, whether we want them to or not, people are always watching what we do and how we react or respond.

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Jan 26

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I had a great sleep last night. It's been awhile since I've managed to get such a good one. Despite still waking up several times during the night, I was able to immediately fall back to sleep again. It was a night filled with odd dreams about people that I haven't seen for years. Not sure what was up with that, but it was interesting none the less. Funny how, I knew who the people were (or at least who they were supposed to be) but they didn't necessarily look like the people should have! Very strange.

We have more snow on it's way this weekend. In fact the prediction is for heavy snow falls. Oh Boy! more shoveling (she says with tongue in cheek!).

Garry's birthday coming up on Thursday. Must get a decision from Garry as to what he wants for his birthday supper.

My Positives:
A great night's sleep.
Morning exercises all done, only the Wii to do when I get home from work.
Lots to keep me busy at work.
I get my hair cut tomorrow after work...YAY!
Friends who offer such encouragement to me. Thank you for your support through your comments on my posts and blogs.
The daily blessings that occur in my life.

Have a wonderful day today,

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 1/26/2010 9:26AM

    ... maybe you'll get to Chucky Cheese on Thursday LOL! heheh ...

I wonder if it's the week of dreams - I had some odd dreams this week too

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STORMTMB 1/26/2010 9:18AM

    Glad to hear that you got a good nights sleep. I guess it's something I take for granted. Sleep is so important to our health and weight and preventing various chronic conditions. Get all the rest that you can!!

Have a great day!
Tina

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MAURIZIA 1/26/2010 8:22AM

    Wanda, please send that sn*w to the Arctic, okay??? It will make it a lot easier for me to be positive! :)

Thank you for the privilege of being encouraged and strengthened through your blogs!

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Redoubling my efforts!

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's Marvelous Motivation Monday!

What a disappointment to step on the scales this morning and they haven't moved! I will continue to perservere though, as I can tell that the increase in my exercising is making a difference in the way I feel and in how my clothes are fitting. I know that I'm eating healthier and more mindful...so eventually that scale is going to catch up with my efforts! My Wii Fit flacuates, one day I'm up the next day I'm down...I'm contributing that to the time of day and water weight. Am I discouraged, somewhat, but at the same time, I know I am doing what is necessary to live healthy. I will continue to plug away at things and give myself pats on the back at the end of each day for a day lived to the best of my ability.

My positives:
I own a Wii Fit, which enables me to exercise at home, and in a fun and enjoyable manner.
I have the ability to move my body easily.
I have wonderful health.
I have a positive attitude.
I am determined to live and be healthy.
And lastly, but not leastly, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Have an awesome Motivation Monday!

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SWEETNHOT 1/26/2010 7:30AM

    you are such an inspiration, I to am having a problem with the scale moving!

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RASLALIQUE 1/26/2010 12:28AM

    I love your attitude! I am sure your efforts will pay off on the scale soon! Have a great day!

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BUSYBRE 1/25/2010 10:04PM

    I liked that 'good things come to those that wait' ... I'm not losing to the extent I'd planned on either! hmpf no choice but to persist - plus I have to admit i'm enjoying the extra energy and taste of good food :)

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WANDA68 1/25/2010 4:49PM

    good things come to those who wait it will happen soon! crossing my fingers for you! you are doing everything the healthy right way!

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YOYONOMORE1 1/25/2010 10:24AM

    Be patient, give your body time to adjust, you are doing all the right things and in time you will see results on the scale too.

Hugs
Shirl

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CAROLYN0107 1/25/2010 8:26AM

    Just keeping at it! If you're feeling better and your clothes are fitting better, then you are healthier, no matter what the scale says!

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STORMTMB 1/25/2010 7:51AM

    Hang in there... you know that it's going to show up on the scale. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later. Keep doing what you know is right. Your body is benefitting. Have a wonderful Monday.

Tina

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MAURIZIA 1/25/2010 7:21AM

    Wanda, yes it will all catch up with your healthy lifestyle! Your body is probably adjusting to all the exercise...and remember muscle weighs more than fat so if you are building muscle, there will be an increase at the beginning...then VOILA! that number will diminish.

Happy Motivation Monday!

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ALYFITN 1/25/2010 7:10AM

    Great attitude! I have had the same experience with the scale--like someone poured glue in it or something. It's moving now! Persevere. emoticon

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Love my kids!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Woke up this morning at my usual time 5am, but dozed until 8am. I find if I don't get out of bed by then, I don't get to sleep as early as I should for work Monday mornings. It was nice to lie in bed, but I'm one of those people who once awake, I'm awake! Lying in bed just gives me a headache! My body and brain are raring to go and they don't like being idle! lol

The girls stopped over yesterday afternoon to show off their purchases. They had invited me to go to IKEA with them, but I was being lazy and chose not to go. They found a couple of great lamps for their place as well as a lovely plant. They even did some shopping where they had some gift cards and picked up a couple of sweaters for themselves. It was nice to have them stop in and share what they purchased. They stayed and enjoyed some dinner with us before heading home to their planned evening activities.

Q and his girlfriend stopped in and then headed back out also. Like Q's girlfriend, she is a lovely girl...very personable.

Today will be a day of just being and appreciating the life. Enjoy your day too.

My positives:

My family and life!

Have an awesome Serenity Sunday,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 1/25/2010 12:19AM

    I love my kids, too.
Sounds like a pleasant Sunday. Have a great week ahead!
Love,
Nancy

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CAROLYN0107 1/24/2010 7:47PM

    I did have a great Sunday. Thanks. It's now very early Monday where I live.

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CROBINGO 1/24/2010 5:39PM

    Enjoy your day!

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STORMTMB 1/24/2010 11:22AM

    Have a wonderful relaxing day, enjoying all of your blessings!

Tina

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Winter is not over yet!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Started off yesterday morning with minus 5 and "RAIN"! I had to use the windshield wipers all the way to work in the morning. By the time I left work at 10am, it had become freezing rain. The roads were absolutely treacherous. I was still in disbelief that we were having rain and it was below zero! During the night as the temperatures dropped even lower we started getting the snow. Woke up this moring with the job of shoveling ahead of me. What a strange winter we have been having! Oh well, I'll burn some extra calories outdoors today.

Enjoyed my partial day off yesterday. Got my laundry all done, which has freed up a portion of my Saturday. Grabbed a good book and started reading it. My plans for going into the city were cancelled as the roads were not safe.
Garry and I went to Costco and looked around, picked up a couple of things and then came home. A very quiet and enjoyable day.

I did get 71 minutes in on the Wii though. I did a session in the morning and then another one later in the day. I'm sure enjoying the opportunity to have a place that I can leave it all set up and just go and use it as the time permits.
Highly recommend the Wii Fit to anyone that is able to get one. So much more fun doing exercises and getting fit.

My positives:
Burning calories in enjoyable ways.
Get to burn more calories today with shoveling snow.
I'm registered for the Women's conference coming up in March. I've been told that I will have my 1ST choices unless otherwise notified. YAY.
My choices "Humour...for the Health of it", "Relaxation Therapy" and "Energy Bubble". It was difficult deciding which three I wanted to attend as my second choices were just as good. My 2nd choices were "Reflexology from around the World", "Spiritual Channeling"(this one I've attended before and was great), and "Laughter Yoga". Regardless of which ones I end up attending, I will enjoy them. Each session is an hour long. Breakfast and lunch is included also, so you can't go wrong with the price of $45.00 for the day. The great thing is, all of these choices are regular classes that are offered in the community through out the year. Might just find one that I want to join!

Have a great fun filled Silly Saturday filled with blessings.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 1/24/2010 10:28AM

    Wanda, please send that weather north of you...not southeast! :)

Those workshops sound wonderful! What a great opportunity...wish we had something like that...tho' I did join ShapeUp RI again and am hoping they offer some types of workshops that might be fun and educational for my journey!

Wishing you a Sunday filled with serenity!

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NJMATTICE 1/23/2010 12:00PM

    Furthering your personal education. . . nice healthy choice! Sorry that your weather is not quite cooperating. (Lessons in flexibility and patience!) At least your toy is providing you with some good endorphins! Enjoy your healthy Saturday and keep up the good work, my shining example of positive, healthy living!
Love,
Nancy

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BUSYBRE 1/23/2010 10:39AM

    the conference sounds like a lot of fun - laughing yoga sounds insanely fun (I've heard you just go in and laugh and laugh and laugh ... I've tried it myself a few times when things are so dire ... ie, when I was alone after getting that $450 parking ticket when I didn't see the no parking sign facing away at a 45 degree angle hidden under tree leaves - I said to myself, "I just got a $450 ticket!" hahahahahahahahaahh I think that's how you are supposed to do it ... I saw a show on it once)! There it can stay a 2nd choice because you know how to do it now.

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YOYONOMORE1 1/23/2010 10:19AM

    This has been kind of a weird winter with some of the weather places have been having, watching the news last night and couldn't believe the snow in AZ and they were suppose to get more and then it showed Canada and talked about they could use more snow for the upcoming Winter Olympics, crazy. That retreat sounds like so much fun, what a great way to spend a day, be sure and give us a good report on the retreat. Glad you had a safe trip home from work. Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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STORMTMB 1/23/2010 9:52AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day, exercise, time spent with your husband, productive work at home and safe travels. Have an enjoyable weekend.

Tina

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