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My rambles, random thoughts...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It is time to start planning out my challenges for a new month ahead. Wow, month three of the new year is already just around the corner.

I have finally come to the realization that motivation really has to come from one's own self. I can encourage and support others, but ultimately...they have to motivate and push themselves.

I have been trying to come up with challenges each month that hopefully motivate others, but sadly the number that participate just keeps getting smaller and smaller. Which leaves me each month asking myself what can I do differently, how can I get people to participate...it this worth my time?

For the month of March, I have decided that I will do a challenge for myself and if others want to join me that would be fantastic, but if they don't, I will just encourage and support them in their own challenges. I think part of me is just tired of trying to come up with something new after several years of doing this. Team mates come and go, and I have learned to be ok with that, because I believe each of us is where we are in life for however long it takes to fulfill a particular need/purpose in our lives. We get what we need, then we continue our journey.

I am sad to lose contact with many of them, but I'm ok with that loss, as who knows when our paths will cross again. They are still special people in my life and I rejoice when we do connect once again. Could I do more to keep them active in my life? A question that I have asked myself many times.

It's a fine balancing act...do I spend more time on the computer or do I meet my own challenges and get my body moving? I work eight hours a day on a computer at my job, coming home and spending yet more time on the computer is not always something that I choose to do. Does this make me a bad friend? Perhaps in some eyes. On the other hand, it is a two-way street and I have to remind myself that world does not revolve around me.

I often think that having "responsibility" drilled into me from childhood, has left me feeling responsible for the world. I need to keep reminding myself that I am only responsible for my own actions and reactions. I am NOT responsible for others choices. SIGGGHHHH!

Seriously....I am only expressing random thoughts today, I am not in a funk or lacking in Positives *grin*

My positives:
No more snow. We had as much snow on Saturday (One day) as we have had all winter. We broke a 10 year old record for the most snowfall in one day!
My mandatory workshop yesterday only lasted an hour rather than the two we were expecting...bonus!
Sunshine is predicted for the rest of this week.
My cousin is on his way home from his tour of duty in Afghanistan....yay, safe and sound.
Following Mauri's enjoyment of her trip to Sedona on facebook....I so happy she is having such a great time.
On track with my steps and looking forward to meeting my challenge this week.
Blessed with a new day.

Have a great and wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LEXIE63 3/4/2012 5:43AM

    When you spend all day working on a computer, it is only understandable that you need the time to do something else, and much as we love having you around we also encourage you to do things that get your exercise in, like your steps, which you are doing so brilliantly at. :-)

Until they make laptops really lightweight and invent a carry strap so that we can wear our laptops round our necks and type while we walk, this need to get off the computer to get our exercise in is a necessity. LOL

And no, I don't actually want a portable neck strap for my pc. We all need to walk away from it for a time each day and do something else. LOL Can you imagine us all walking around with laptop trays, like those cinema ice cream sellers, typing away while we're walking down the street? LOLOL

Hugs,
Lex xxx

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PEPPYPATTI 2/28/2012 9:33PM

    Wanda, you are a great leader & a great motivator. I love being on your team. I am Team Leader of a large team & maybe get 5 who respond regularly. I have learned not to take it to heart. Sometimes others just do not have the time that I do by staying at home. But you are doing a great job. Don't ever doubt that!

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YOYONOMORE1 2/28/2012 10:15AM

    Don't feel bad, before I joined you as a co-leader I often thought about how low sometimes the participation is on the different threads on our team and now that I am a co-leader I feel the same things sometimes and think is this really worth my time, but then I think even if only one other person post besides me it is worth it, we have no way of knowing when we might say just the right thing that the other person needed to help them along on this journey. You do a terrific job as leader and just do what your heart leads you to do. You can not be all things to all people, none of us can, so let's just do the best we can and enjoy our journey. Glad your meeting turned out to be shorter and that Garry got to see the race.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 2/28/2012 7:44AM

    I am leader of a group Wanda where we are only really 2 people that post and do the challenges, but I am happy to at least be helping out 1 person. I don't rack my brains on what challenge to do every month as they are happy with what I am doing. It's pretty well always the same challenge with a few changes only. People do need to motivate themselves and you can only be there if they need you. Hope you have a great day!

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A new work week begins...

Monday, February 27, 2012

A new work week begins, so far it will be off to an overtime start. I have a mandatory 2hour workshop to attend. Which means that my day will be a long one as it is scheduled to start just about the time that I should be heading home! Oh well...such is life. One of these days I will get to use up some of my overtime and perhaps some of my holiday time! There....now I have whined, it's time to have a good attitude *grin*

We had a busy weekend at our place. The guys ended up not going to friends to watch the race...the race was cancelled due to rain. Instead we had a nice relaxing day at home. Only had to shovel once yesterday, and no more snow fell over night so don't need to shovel this morning.

My positives:
I am back on track with my steps. My goal of a minimum of 10,000 steps a day will stay in place for this week also.
Family and puppy time this past weekend.
Temperatures are supposed to creep back up to being spring like by the weekend.
Blessed with the ability to move my body and give it exercise.
Blessed with family.
I have a new day ahead of me to be open to all sorts of great opportunities.

Have a great and wonderful day...you are in charge of your day.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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PEPPYPATTI 2/27/2012 8:08PM

    I love your positives. They are so motivating & uplifting! emoticon

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SNUGLBUNIE 2/27/2012 2:15PM

    Wanda - Are you still counting your steps in your head or did you get a good step counter. I don't like any of the step counters that I have :( Hope you had a great day!

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YOYONOMORE1 2/27/2012 8:22AM

    Hope you can get your steps in, sounds like you had a nice weekend. I enjoyed mine now ready to get on with the week. I hope to hear from a trainer this week and get that going. Going to the lab for blood work this morning, then home to clean this apartment. Have a good day, as it sounds like a busy one.

Hugs,
Shirl

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Puppy sitting....

Sunday, February 26, 2012

We ended up with unexpected company late yesterday afternoon. Quin, the puppy and Kaeli showed up for a visit after spending their afternoon at the dog park. Quin ended up going and getting Shyra, as she didn't feel comfortable driving in the snow. We had a great time. They stayed for supper and all evening. I drove the girls back home just after midnight and Quin and puppy spent the night.
I get to puppy sit today while Garry and Quin head out to watch the Nascar races at a friends. Sage is such a good puppy. Kismet, the cat, has figured out that Sage doesn't like stairs so she has claimed the upstairs as her territory and Sage has the run of the main floor. Sage loves the snow and we are lucky enough to have a closed in backyard. She is so funny to watch as "hops" all over the yard in the snow, playing whatever imaginary games she is playing.

Needless to say I did not get my 10,000 steps in yesterday...I did get 8000 in though, and would have made my goal easily if I had not been sitting around visiting! Still a respectable number none the less. Thanks is due to the all the shoveling that I had to do yesterday. The snow has finally stopped and it looks like one more bout with the shovel is in order.

My positives:

That our kids enjoy spending time with us.
Quin's puppy Sage...what a delight she is. It is so lovely to see how much Quin and she love each other.
I had a very successful week of steps.
Lots of exercise yesterday with shoveling snow.
A new day of life to enjoy.

Have a great and wonderful day.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 2/26/2012 6:09PM

    That number of steps is nothing to sneeze at, you still did good. Sounds like you had fun this weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 2/26/2012 10:43AM

    Sounds like of fun with the puppy and cats are so smart, hee hee. Enjoy your day !

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MRE1956 2/26/2012 10:16AM

    8000 is FAR much better than having taken *0* steps - so, on top of that respectable number, you had a great time with the puppy......nobody can take that away from you, so keep that in mind!



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Yay It's Friday!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Although we had a short work week, with Monday being a holiday...this week seems to have gone on forever! This whole month has been a crazy busy month at work and I'm looking forward to a less chaotic March! I almost dread checking my emails at work as it seems every time that I do there is another meeting scheduled!

The snow started during the night and it's still falling. Not a heavy snow fall, but enough that I am going to be using the shovel. I will need to be quick on here this morning so that I have time to shovel before heading out the door for work.

My Positives:
It's Friday!
Did I mention that It's Friday!
Oh and by the way....it's Friday! *grin*

Have a wonderful day, keep on track and keep your focus on your goals.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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PEPPYPATTI 2/25/2012 9:31PM

    I am so glad you enjoy Friday-lol! I envy you your snow. Here in TN we have not seen any which is unusual. Hugs!!

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YOYONOMORE1 2/24/2012 10:07AM

    Wanda we have snow too, it's so pretty, but of coarse we don't have to shovel it. I am going to enjoy it as it won't last long and we've hardly had any of it this winter. Happy Friday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 2/24/2012 9:41AM

    Hope you don't get too much snow. We should be on the downswing of winter now :) Have a great weekend Wanda!

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February 23

Thursday, February 23, 2012

My dental visit yesterday was a success...I was able to get my night guard adjusted and able to wear it again last night. No headache as a result. YAY.

I need to go back to the dentist again at the end of next month, as a I have a couple of very old fillings that need to be replaced. They are so old that they are the old metal fillings. I have been putting off having to have them done as long as possible...now that the company I work for is changing health care providers, I want to get them done so that I know they are covered under the plan. We have been told that our benefits will not change, but I would rather be safe than faced with a bill!

I managed to get my steps in yesterday once again. I'm hoping that it will continue to be something that I am able to do without too much difficulty. For someone who sits at a desk all day long for work, I have had to become creative about how I get those steps in. On the plus side, it can be done!

My positives:
A successful night of wearing my night guard once again. YAY.
The predicted snowfall we are supposed to be getting isn't happening until the weekend, that means I can shovel on my schedule as well as I don't have to drive in it.
It's Marla's birthday today...always fun to wish a good friend a Happy Birthday.
It's my BIL's birthday today also.
Sooner or later all these steps that I am doing are going to start paying off with weight elimination! My clothes are fitting differently, but the scale is not showing the same results! Oh well, I know that eventually it will.

Have a great day, keep on moving forward.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 2/24/2012 6:03AM

    great job on those steps, Wanda. i didnt know my health plan was changing...found out after the fact. Yikes.

Hugs.

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YOYONOMORE1 2/23/2012 8:55AM

    We all seem to struggle with our scales, sometimes it feels like a friend and at other times like an old, old enemy, I like it better when it's a friend, lol. All those steps will pay off and one day you'll step on those scales and be very happy at what you see. We got some light snow last night, but we have a winter storm watch through 10 a.m. tomorrow. These weather changes are what effect me and make me not feel so good, today is a good day and hope Margaret and I get our walk in. We need to make a trip to the grocery store sometime today, our fridge is on the bare side and I need some healthy food. Hope your BIL has a nice birthday and our dear Marla too. Have a good Thursday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 2/23/2012 7:12AM

    I will have to work on those steps starting next week when I feel better and become inovative like you :) Have a great day Wanda!

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