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Calling in Fantastic (w/pics!)

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Why can't I call in fantastic today?
It's like calling in sick, but the opposite!

"I'm sorry, I can't come in to work today, I'm feeling too well. Oh no, nothing's wrong, it's the opposite. You see, I broke through this really long weight loss plateau with a 4lb loss in just a week, and I put on these pants this morning that were super tight last week and they are LOOSE, and my outfit is really cute and I'm having a good hair day. So.... I have to spend the day being fantastic."

What could go wrong?



I mean, I don't know what I'd do with myself all day... zumba isn't until 5:30 this evening.

I'd probably end up doing stupid things like sending dear bf texts with bad puns all day... again...



In almost seriousness though, I feel great.
I'm writing this in a blog because, if you feel great too, YAY, let's be fantastic together!!!

More importantly, if you're feeling less than fantastic: stop it.
I want you to be here, with me, where things are awesome!
If I could give you all the answers for how to do it, I would, but I can't.
Chances are you probably already KNOW what you should be doing to feel fantastic, but are maybe struggling with that disconnect between the knowing and the doing. Or the doing and the doing consistently.

Everyone is different, and what works for me may not work for you, but I'll say it once again, because it's my favorite!

With every choice today, ask yourself, will this make me feel good right now, or good about myself? How would I rather feel?

Hint: you'd rather feel good ABOUT YOURSELF!! It may not seem like it in the moment, but it's true.




P.S.
If you want to share this or any of my blogs outside of sparkpeople, please feel free to do so. I ask, though, that you do it from my blog site - I put some pretty personal stuff here on sparkpeople and it's weird to think of non-SP people reading that stuff, but this site has just the funny stuff!
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ELIZABETH160 3/14/2012 10:08AM

    Awesome!

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JMARIES51 3/9/2012 9:58PM

    What a wonderful idea. It is kind of like a reverse mental health day!

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MIXITUP1 3/9/2012 2:29PM

    LOL I LOVE your blogs. It has been a tough week and the big smiles were so much needed. THANKS! emoticon

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ANGIEJAY77 3/8/2012 2:59PM

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This blog is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

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COMEONMA 3/8/2012 9:07AM

    Again, I love your artwork. Great Blog. I will work myself up to Calling In Fantastic. I love the idea!! Sounds like a perfect day to me.

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LODESTONE 3/1/2012 8:28AM

    Love the humor, love the artwork!

Awesome!

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KAREN_NY 2/29/2012 4:58PM

    One of the things I've missed about SP while I've been ill is YOUR BLOGS. :) Love this one - and CONGRATS!!!!

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-CORAL- 2/29/2012 3:24PM

    I love it :)
And I feel pretty great today but maybe not fantastic, maybe I will feel fantastic after I get my run in. I am going to take your question to heart today and try to remember it with every bite, drink, and step I take!

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STRONGBY50 2/29/2012 10:22AM

    What a great concept!

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MONALISA49 2/29/2012 10:01AM

    Enjoyed your fun way to tackle the challenges that EVERYONE

thinks and goes through. Thanks! emoticon

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FLGIRL1234 2/28/2012 9:29PM

    YOU are fantastic! Funny blog! I love it.

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CHATTIEGIRL 2/25/2012 9:59PM

    Hi LuLu;
Make 2012 your fantastic year and have one every day. We should have a new holiday and make it OUR FANTASTIC DAY, everyone have it off. Wouldn't that be fun. Keep up with your healthy living and exercises. God bless you always.

Smile Joyce

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RASCALRACCOON 2/23/2012 3:43PM

    yes!!!! When we are overflowing with fantastisness we should not have to waste it behind a desk! :) :)

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DRB13_1 2/23/2012 2:39AM

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DIET-DELIGHT 2/23/2012 12:46AM

    You could draw your character as Super Fantastic Girl (with SFG on the chest)! Love your blog!

:-)

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TANGOEVELA 2/22/2012 1:41PM

    I love your blogs! Funny, insightful, witty! emoticon

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JNPRGR8T 2/22/2012 1:12PM

  Love it!

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CLOVER2 2/21/2012 9:23PM

    Calling in fantastic, what a concept! Now if I could just convince the boss this is a viable reason.....
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BMCKEOW1 2/21/2012 4:41PM

    I love it. Today I've been feeling like a rockstar. I'm with you I wish I could call in and say I'm not sick, in fact I super great so I'm not coming it. Oh well maybe some day right?


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AFRICANDOLL18 2/21/2012 4:02PM

    i love this

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PIXIEMOM13 2/21/2012 2:40PM

    I love your blog and I have pointed my nonspark friends to your blog site as you requested.. :)

I had a not so fantastic day (wanted to blow up the scale like you did some time back)...but I will make choices that make me feel good about myself and one day I too will call in fantastic. LOL

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ELIZINJAPAN 2/21/2012 6:27AM

    Love it! I want to call in "fantastic"

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MINANCY 2/21/2012 6:01AM

    I had a big hearty laugh reading your blog. And I also feel fantastic, and am going to share it in my Spark Update! Thanks so much!
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 2/21/2012 12:09AM

    Congrats! Keep it up! Keep feeling fantastic! :)

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NANCYLRAGS 2/20/2012 11:27PM

    Love it! Thanks!!!

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KELLIGIRL523 2/20/2012 1:34PM

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EJRANVILLE 2/20/2012 11:27AM

    I want to call in fantastic too! Thanks for making me smile!

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BABYSTEPS84 2/20/2012 11:14AM

    Thanks for giving me a smile today!
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CAPECODBABE 2/20/2012 10:39AM

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MBMCNEESE84 2/20/2012 9:41AM

    I loved your quote "Do I want to feel good right now or good about myself".

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CHRISTINECAN 2/20/2012 9:01AM

    Your attitude is infectious. I might just be fantastic myself today, just for the heck of it. Thanks.

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TEDYBEAR2838 2/20/2012 7:17AM

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DIDMIS 2/20/2012 2:21AM

    Really cute. Thanx

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KAITMEND 2/19/2012 8:37PM

    I couldn't agree more - I think you should be allotted fantastic days!!! congrats on breaking your plateau!

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LINDABENEDICT 2/19/2012 7:15PM

    what a great blog !

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MRFUZZ 2/19/2012 2:26PM

    Love it! Someday before I get old, and quit, I want to call in fantastic! What a hoot! Thanks for the chuckle! Congrats on your journey! emoticon

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DANTHEMAN55 2/19/2012 11:27AM

    Fantastic!

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DOTSLADY 2/19/2012 10:19AM

    emoticon You always surprise me. hee hee hee heee eeeee

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ELLIE-1220 2/19/2012 9:00AM

    We are fantastic!
Love your positive attitude!
YAY!

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JIBBIE49 2/19/2012 8:41AM

    emoticon emoticon What an honor for you to have

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FORBANDE 2/19/2012 8:10AM

    Just awesome!!

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TELFERS01 2/19/2012 7:48AM

  I am going to do it.

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MICHELLESMILES_ 2/19/2012 7:32AM

    I feel better just reading this! Thank you for being fantastic :)

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JODY-S. 2/19/2012 5:39AM

    Loved your blog! I'm going to go check out some more of your blogs. Fun stuff!

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LITHETHA 2/19/2012 12:13AM

    Thank you Ms Fantastic

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123ELAINE456 2/18/2012 11:50PM

  Awesome!!! I love the blog. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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AMERZ1985 2/18/2012 11:10PM

  Let's feel awesome! emoticon

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TATYPREZ 2/18/2012 10:26PM

    your blogs for seriously crack me up. love it. great job!

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LIVELYGIRL2 2/18/2012 9:42PM

  Great post and inspiration!!! Thanks alot. Way to Go! ... a good pep talk indeed. emoticon emoticon

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FINDINGBOBBIE 2/18/2012 8:46PM

    I have thought about callin' in on beautiful days to get a longer run in. I have even told my manager that I almost called in because I would much rather have went for a run than come to work today. Her response "can i come with?"

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