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What I really really want

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Often during the day a thought floats into my head and straight out again before I can catch it long enough to put it into a blog. It's part of the joy of being middle-aged (along with grey hair, wrinkles, and a tendency to tut at teenagers as if you were never one yourself).

Today I captured one of these fugitive thoughts, for your delectation.

Here it is: the cold I had the other week aside, I don't remember feeling this well in years.

Gone are:

the overwhelming feeling of malaise that used to shackle me to my bed in the morning

the headaches I used to wake up with

the nebulous sinus pain

the cramp I used to get when trying to get to sleep

the indigestion from eating cheese late at night (I haven't got the calories to spare)

the general lassitude that stopped me from walking to the station in the morning and gave me the excuse to get the bus.

All gone!

What's more, my mood is much better, I think. I was feeling grumpy earlier today and it's so long since I felt grumpy that I noticed it. (I'm sure everyone else did too. The cats mentioned it.)

I've no idea whether all this well-being is the result of eating better, or of exercise, or both. Put it like this, I'm not going to give up either of them to see what the effect is.

That's an interesting point too. The binge demon still lurks, and has occasional small successes, but . . . I no longer feel that a binge is worth the candle whereas I used to enjoy a binge. The last time I was buying for a binge I looked at the contents of my basket and thought 'I don't really want to do this' and put nearly all the junk back.

Nearly all. A fruit cake made it home with me. But it wasn't a very big one.

And then, again, I shouldn't expect to rid myself of a 35-year habit in four months.

Let's see if I can do it by Christmas.

Let's make it my Christmas present to me.

I'm worth it.
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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 11/8/2012 6:02PM

    I have a pain in my head after reading your blog..... i am pretty sure it is because the wheels are turning like they havent in many years LOL.... great blog as usual, thanks for sharing

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FROMNDTOGA 11/8/2012 5:55PM

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FARIS71 11/8/2012 5:54PM

    That is awesome thought to have captured. Fantastic!

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DIANNEMT 11/8/2012 5:52PM

    Congrats on feeling so much better!! And you still need to be grumpy sometimes so people will appreciate when you aren't!

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LTMURPHY7 11/8/2012 5:33PM

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SENIMMO 11/8/2012 5:14PM

    Another great blog (as usual) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EENLIGHTENING 11/8/2012 5:11PM

    Congratulations, you have made a lot of progress and should be very proud of yourself.

I can relate to wanting to binge. I used to think because my binges were smaller than my moms that I didn't really binge, but it was the same thing. Only the ego judges the size and everything. The good news is we made these decisions and we have a choice to turn it around. Know that you are not alone on your journey of change.

Remember age is relative. I have decided to embrace being ageless.:-)

Nice blog, see you around. I am new here and love the environment.

Btw, I just finished creating a Spark Page, but I see my post isn't showing my pic. Does anyone know why? When I went through the setup steps when I first started last week, the page I loaded my pic on fizzed out and I have never found it again. Haven't found any help on the forum either. Any suggestions appreciated. emoticon

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PEGGYO 11/8/2012 4:38PM

    you are very worth it.

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TIGERESTJEN 11/8/2012 4:32PM

    emoticon Great Job, Keep it up emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 11/8/2012 4:29PM

  You are DEFINITELY worth it and have done a WONDERFUL job in a very short time.
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BARBARASDIET 11/8/2012 4:27PM

    Agree!

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NEWCHINELO 11/8/2012 4:12PM

    The most important thing is being aware and taking precautions where necessary. . .we can do it!


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IAMAGEMLOVER 11/8/2012 3:30PM

    emoticon You are such an inspiration. I smile more since joining SP over 10 months ago too. It will be a year December 11th. I must confess I am a little worried about Thanksgiving and very worried about Christmas. My SIL makes everything from scratch. Chocolate covered strawberry anyone.

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GOCALGAL 11/8/2012 3:06PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I love your binge monster still lurks comment. So True for many of us!

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KHALIA2 11/8/2012 2:43PM

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CSDAYS 11/8/2012 2:42PM

    What a great idea. No wonder you are being featured!

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THOMS1 11/8/2012 2:39PM

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AMANDEES76 11/8/2012 2:06PM

    Sometimes it is the small victories that make the biggest impact once you notice them! As time goes by we begin to notice just little things like being able to walk up 3 flights of stairs without getting winded, it might take a few times of doing it to realize that we weren't winded but once we do the achievement is very potent.

Great job and keep up the good work!

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CHELLESGOALS36 11/8/2012 1:51PM

    emoticon Your blog is great! You have discovered the hardestpart for me to say is I am worth it. Good for you!!

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SOLOMUA 11/8/2012 1:41PM

    Love the last comment you made..."I'm worth it"!! So true!! Keep at it!! emoticon

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DOTSONK 11/8/2012 1:34PM

    A small fruit cake ain't too bad. All four of your food groups are covered... emoticon

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KAREN608 11/8/2012 1:32PM

    Oh just give the remainder of the fruit cake to the cybercafe, heh heh heh.

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FIT4MEIN2013 11/8/2012 1:19PM

    emoticon What a wonderful Christmas present! The best part is, you can make sure you get it.

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MOMMY445 11/8/2012 1:13PM

    what a great blog! have a terrific day!

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NEWTINK 11/8/2012 12:44PM

    You are doing awesome ... you can do it !!!

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POLSKARENIA 11/8/2012 12:42PM

    Yay!!!!! for all the positives!
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REGINAV3 11/8/2012 12:26PM

    Great blog & an awesome positive outlook! You are truly an inspiration to others. Thank you

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VOLLEYGIRL77 11/8/2012 11:46AM

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FITBODME 11/8/2012 11:39AM

    emoticon It's the gift that keeps on giving! Thanks for the blog, it reminded me that small healthier steps are better than none.

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ROCKYCPA 11/8/2012 11:34AM

    As usual - an inspiring blog! You will meet your goal because you are dedicated to it!

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LINDAKAY228 11/8/2012 11:27AM

    You have taken so many great steps and learned and changed so much in a relatively short period of time. The journey is just beginning and there is so much to delight in along the way!

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/8/2012 11:25AM

  It's the most wonderful thing about getting in shape or healthier . Ya feel good!

Yesterday, the hygienist at my dentist office, said, your working out, aren't you ? I can tell you feel good. emoticon

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FAVORITEAUNT84 11/8/2012 11:21AM

    One day at a time. Learning how not to beat yourself up after you slip is a big lesson too.

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DESERTJULZ 11/8/2012 11:20AM

    How delectable it is to read your blogs! You amuse, yet inspire me. I shall have to subscribe, rather than just catching them on my friend feed.



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ATARASHIIME 11/8/2012 10:59AM

    Good job!

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COOKIES4MONSTER 11/8/2012 10:49AM

    That would be a great Christmas present! emoticon emoticon

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TEALHAWK 11/8/2012 10:40AM

  Awesome! Thanks for posting!

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REDGALE 11/8/2012 10:30AM

    You are such an encouragement to so many of us, it's like you've landed in a second career! Have a blessed day, Friend!

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C8TSON 11/8/2012 10:25AM

    emoticon emoticon Love your blogs! emoticon

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GOOSIEMOON 11/8/2012 10:22AM

    You ARE worth it!

You are learning what works for you and that is a wonderful, useful thing!

Have a great day!

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SAMI2012 11/8/2012 10:19AM

    Great blog. I hope you get your Christmas present!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 11/8/2012 10:13AM

    That all sounds wonderful!! Hooray for you and congratulations! You ARE totally worth it, you're absolutely right. Great blog, as always. :)

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DEEJACKSON 11/8/2012 10:07AM

    Reading your blogs is my morning cup of smile! Thank you so much for sharing, always being upbeat, and pointing out the good stuff! I also chuckle when I read one of your little "sideline quips" such as "the cats mentioned it." LOL

Have a great day!

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MOMOSG 11/8/2012 10:03AM

    I look forward to reading your blog entries! Your wit and sarcasm are notable. Personally, it is my favourite type of humour. I find it refreshing how candid you are about things going on in your daily life. So often I find I know exactly what you mean because I've experienced something so similar myself. Thank you so much for sharing as it is very encouraging to know others struggle with the same inner demons as I do. emoticon

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 11/8/2012 10:01AM

    Great thought! Catching nebulous ones usually are!!

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