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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's another one of those days where the mind is blank and life is just plain and simple good. My life is blessed with people that make me smile, that love and care about me. What more can you ask for!

Kaeli phoned me at work yesterday and invited me to go into the city with her last evening on a shopping expedition to an Indian grocery store called the "spice center". She wants to cook for everyone this weekend and wants to serve some East Indian food. Yay! We found the place easily and had a great time in the store. I'm looking forward to the meal as not only do we like the ethnic food, Kaeli is a great cook.

My Positives:
Spending time with my daughters.
A lovely meal to look forward to this weekend.
Kaeli's birthday.
Being alive and healthy.
People in my life who matter.

Have a great and wonderful day
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 1/19/2011 9:24AM

    Happy Birthday to Kaeli! Sounds like a fun outing. Have a lovely "just plain and simple good" Wednesday. I'm going to have one as well. I'm continuing to plug away. It feels good and "right" to be sorting and tossing. Simplifying. Thanks for posting. Hope to see you later.
Love,
Nancy

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It's not snowing this morning!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Yay, it's finally not snowing! Although this does mean that I need to burn my daily calories in another way, I'm okay with that!
There is just no place to put the snow that is being shoveled anymore. We have had 50 cm of snow in the past 10 days, I'm very happy to see no new stuff this morning.

I've decided to create a new vision board. Found some great pictures online yesterday. I've got some of them printed off and my project this week is to create a new board. Today I'm going to create and print off words that I want to incorporate into my board. I'm shaking things up.

My Positives:
The great support and encouragement I receive from all of you. Thank you.
I've got my water consumption back up where it needs to be.
I'm creating focus with my vision board.
I'm loving my word for this year "reveal". I've had a couple of "ahhh" moments that I can directly attribute to incorporating "reveal" into my daily life.
God, my angels and guides, who never give up on me.
I am so blessed.

Have a wonderful day. If you are having trouble feeling positive, find just one thing in your day that is positive and keep your focus on it.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SHER2BE8 1/18/2011 9:06PM

    a vision board, ya that's something I wanna so still, thanks for the reminder.

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YOYONOMORE1 1/18/2011 5:58PM

    Yay on a day without snow. We got up in the 30's but it's going back down to 10 tonight and we have more snow on the way. Hope the weather isn't bad towards the weekend the kids want to take us out to dinner for our anniversary. Enjoy your evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 1/18/2011 9:24AM

    I have avoided that vision board for 3 years now. You have pricked my conscience and I will commit to working on a vision board as well. 10 minutes a day, each day this week. I'm setting the timer on this one. Have a terrific Tuesday. I'm going to check the challenges and get going here. Happy snowless day. See you around the pages.
Love,
Nancy

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ANGELOO29 1/18/2011 7:28AM

    I have to put together a new board. Thanks for some inspiration.

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Arrrgggghhhh!

Monday, January 17, 2011

So disappointed this morning. I stepped on the scales for the first time in a couple of weeks and it's not where I had hopped the scale needle would be. In fact, it's gone up! I've been working so hard at watching what I eat, I've been getting much more exercise than I had been...so what's the problem??? Okay, time to re-evaluate. Let's see what could possibly have caused this upset.
Hmmmm...trouble sleeping last night, in fact only got about 4 hours of actually sleeping, the rest of the time was spent tossing and turning, dosing and then waking up...a usual occurrence on a Sunday night as my body gears up for an early rise on Monday morning...perhaps I need to weigh on a different day. Maybe going back to weighing in on a Friday morning after a weeks adjustment to 4:30 am rising. Weekends ...I don't always get the usual amount of water into me...possible culprit..water retention. Again...maybe not being as accurate in portion sizes and calorie counts on weekends...well whatever the reason, it is what it is and I will move forward with it and not allow the scale to dictate my day. Instead I will use it as a catalyst to being more diligent.

My positives:
I get to burn calories once again this morning as I shovel snow...great way to start ones day...with exercise.
I will be more diligent with my nutrition.
I had a lovely weekend of not having to be anywhere.
I am aware of changes that I need to make and I will make them.
I have an action plan.

Have an awesome day, be your own best friend...give yourself tough love and get moving!


Hugs,
Wanda

  
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FOSKED 1/17/2011 3:45PM

    Oh Wanda, I know what you mean! It is frustrating, but you know you're doing and feeling right and that's the important part. My fitness trainer says the scale just gives a number, and it's not the most important one. If you want a bit of inspiration, check out this blog where the writer documents in pictures a drop of almost 2 sizes while staying at the same weight.

http://www.sparkpeop
le.com/mypage_public_journal_in
dividual.asp?blog_id=3926473

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LIFEISSWEET2 1/17/2011 1:07PM

    Wow, the scale can be really frustrating, especially when you think you've been doing everything right. Sometimes it tells us that we aren't doing everything "right" like we thought....looks like you have a handle on that. emoticon

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MAURIZIA 1/17/2011 11:34AM

    Wanda, I was thinking the same as CIVIAV - perhaps you're building muscle and that could account for it...but I do know water retention can be a huge factor. I actually weigh myself on Thursdays or Fridays...and like Nancy wrote, somehow that little number still drives me. At least I've weaned myself off everyday weigh-ins!

Hugs!

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NJMATTICE 1/17/2011 11:10AM

    I'm afraid that the scale is a great motivator for me as well, and it does still affect my disposition as much as I try to change that fact. I agree with the changing weigh-in day to Friday. I weigh in on Saturday morning. But on my weigh-in day, I have to always ask myself, "Do I feel healthy and fit? Is my life reflective of my values?" Then I assess where I can make changes for improvement. I know you do the same. That scale will come around before too long. Keep plugging along. Here's to the start of another productive and healthy work week! We are doing everything in our power to make today the healthiest day possible regardless of what today's number may be. That's a good thing.
Love you,
Nancy

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CIVIAV 1/17/2011 7:24AM

    Also could be something to do with getting more exercise and building muscle. It weighs more than fat. I am starting a more active fitness regime and anxiously await the results of this. Am trying to reach my goal weight by March and figure I will need to rejig things a few times before then.

Sounds like the activities are good. I haven't been weighing although my pants are feeling good these days.

The best part I read in your blog was - I had a lovely weekend of not having to be anywhere. Oh how I love those weekends!

Tough love got my out running in -15C yesterday. It works!

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TRINIGAL22 1/17/2011 7:24AM

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Jan 16

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Not much to blog about today. Same old, same old...out the door in a bit to do more shoveling and then a day of recharging and relaxing with my hubby.
If the girls are home, we might head over to their place for a wee visit at some point today. Other than that, we don't have much on the agenda. It's nice to have a lazy day like this.

My positives:
The temperatures are beginning to warm up abit, so not so bitter cold out when we shovel snow.
The house is definitely warmer this winter with all the snow packed up around it and the layer on the roof. A good indicator that next summer we will have some more insulation blown into the rafters.
Blessed to be alive.

Enjoy your serenity Sunday...take the time to appreciate all that you have as well as all that you "don't" have.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 1/16/2011 11:05AM

    Hi Wanda, we had 0 here this morning and I am staying home today, tummy gave me some problems this morning so did'nt go to church. I am going to mend my GD's jeans today or I should say try and mend them, I honestly think she should just get another pair, but I'll see what I can do. May try and make some cards today, it'd be a good day for it. Enjoy your Sunday and time to relax and recharge.

Hugs,
Shirl

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Shoveling, shoveling, shoveling....

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Garry and I were both out the door early this morning to shovel snow...it's still coming down so guess what I'm doing today???

I have my massage this morning. YAY! the lower back really needs it from lifting and tossing all that snow over my head. The snowbanks on both sides of the driveway are taller than I am once again. Garry is going to try and climb in there and push them back even further for me. Such a good man. I'm thinking that we should build a snow fort in the front yard!

Kaeli's birthday next weekend, she's planning on having a party at her place and have invited Mom and Dad. We'll be having East Indian food and lots of fun. I'm going to my hairdresser on Thursday for a cut, figured I'd pick up a gift certificate for Kaeli as she goes to the same place and has been saying that she needs to get in and get her hair done. A perfect gift!

Garry's birthday is the following weekend. It's sure been hard not telling him what we are doing. I've had to tell him that I have something planned and that "Yes" he needs to take the time off work! I've ordered the US dollars from our bank and will go in on the 27th and pick them up, then give them to him on his birthday with an explanation of what they are for! I'm excited about pulling this off.


My positives:

I am very pleased with how far I have come with being able to see the positives in my life and in letting the negatives go. Taking back my power to create the life I want is fantastic. How come it took me so long to realise this????
I've moved my body everyday this week...surpassed my goal of 3x a week. Yay Me!
I have a husband who gets up out of bed on the cold mornings and helps me shovel so I can get to work on time. He then crawls back into bed for a couple of hours until he has to get up...tells me that he's resting for both of us! Nice Guy!
I'm learning to live life one day at a time...enjoying each moment...letting tomorrow take care of itself and yesterday become an opportunity to learn from.

Life....so precious and when you look for the good/blessings/positives...it provides.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SHER2BE8 1/15/2011 6:07PM

    I can't wait for you to surprise him, I hope it all goes as planned or better.

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FOSKED 1/15/2011 11:06AM

    Wanda, Your post makes me so grateful that I don't have to deal with that weather. It's been gray and rainy here for weeks, but my only response when people complain is "it's not snow"!

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