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Made it to Wednesday, the test of mid-week

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I'm at the first of the day, Wednesday, "hump day". It's also Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.

So far this week, I've been on program, but I can always use a fresh pep talk for the day.

The food table at work yesterday was truly spread for Mardi Gras (literal translation is "Fat Tuesday" for those who asked): cookies, donuts, brownies, but also some strawberries, grapes, bananas. Crackers, cheese. Dirty rice at noon. All of which I left where it stood, despite that pink-frosted filled pastry practically shouting my name. I talked back to it as instructed: it will not make the project, the stress, etc. go away.

After work, phone call disrupted the thoughts of treadmill. Got extra steps in pacing while son walked on the other end of the line, but I wimped on my run, since I wasn't dressed for it. I later got on, but didn't go more than 10 minutes.

Son and I made plans to meet Monday for our next running outing. He got his job offer. I am the mother of a civilian employee! At least as of March 4th, that is. And at the same point, of a new homeowner. "The kids" (son and d-i-l) are entering a new phase of life, which means I am, too.

So, for today -
The emoticon still won't make it go away. It does not have magical powers.

emoticon emoticon emoticon Do help. Make sure you take those breaks, and after work, do the run you didn't do yesterday.

And the snack/lunch bag? emoticon It's packed.

Starting to plan for the overnight gig... if I have to go in, what to take with... that sort of thing.

emoticon emoticon Getting through Wednesday! Life is good. Spark on! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEANJEAN6 2/14/2013 6:37AM

    nice to have your son back----You are doing well!----Love yu Barb!--Happy Hearts Day too!- emoticon

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BOOKAPHILE 2/13/2013 11:28PM

    Well done in the managing of the unexpected foods calling your name. You have great plans and are moving forward.

Congratulations, Mom of a civilian employee AND of a new homeowner!

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ROXYZMOM 2/13/2013 10:40PM

    Oh my goodness!! A lot in a short blog! You are managing well!!

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WATERMELLEN 2/13/2013 10:06PM

    Great pep talk: thanks for letting me eavesdrop, it works for me too. And congrats to your son, so happy he's got work!! (So wish my DD could also find something . . . )

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KARIDIAN1 2/13/2013 10:03PM

    Congrats on your son's new job. That must take a load off the back of your mind.

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EBEAMS 2/13/2013 7:55PM

    YES .. CONGRATS to your son and DIL! That is GREAT news! In reading your blog, I was reminded of something that happened at my work today. There's a new girl who is not in my age group and doesn't appear to be weight challenged. She went to another floor of the building and got a plate full of cookies, which she then brought into our work area. She brought the cookie plate to each of us individually to offer them. It was not hard to resist because I am reminded every time I look at my pouchy tummy that I DON'T need these but I found myself thinking on my run that I would love to email her pictures of my before and after to encourage her to understand that for some people it really is about not having even ONE! Good job avoiding the food tables AND getting your exercise in! You rock!

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PATRICIAAK 2/13/2013 6:04PM

    congrats to your son

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DLDMIL 2/13/2013 5:39PM

    emoticon to you, your son and dil. You are doing great. Keep packing your lunch and stay strong. emoticon emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 2/13/2013 4:18PM

    You are just doing great!! Love your pep talks. They help me think of how to do my pep talks, because pep talks definitely do help, as I've recently found out. Kudos on leaving alone the temptations and sticking to what you know fuels your body well.

Congrats to the son on the job and the house. How far is it from your home? That is just great that you are going to run with him again. Such a training partner would be so cool!! You think it will be weekly? Can't imagine anything better for a fit mom!

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DEBRITA01 2/13/2013 11:53AM

    emoticon Good news all the way around!

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BARBARAJ73 2/13/2013 9:57AM

    Great news for your kids and emoticon job planning for today !! Spark on !!

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MEXGAL1 2/13/2013 9:39AM

    woo hoo for your son!

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ALOHAEV1 2/13/2013 9:29AM

    That is awesome news on your son!

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-SHOREIDO- 2/13/2013 9:17AM

    Thanks for the Ash Wed reminder!! For some reason it just slipped off of the "back burner". Means my counter is overloaded!!
Great news for that family of yours!! Good job!!
Don't worry about that donut. Its that time of the year when you feel like busting out.Try singing "She's a Rebel" to that darn donut so it understands who its dealing with.
Have a great day!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/13/2013 9:00AM

    Glad you talked back to those Fat Tuesday treats!

Wishing your son and DIL much luck and love in their new home! And SOOOOOO GLAD to hear he got the job! Fantastic.

Lots to celebrate.

HUGS and a Happy Valentine's Day (early, I know!)

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LESLIELENORE 2/13/2013 8:07AM

    emoticon I don't know as that I would have been able to stay away from the goodies. Good for you!

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GABY1948 2/13/2013 7:52AM

    Have a GREAT hump day!

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DEBRA0818 2/13/2013 7:44AM

    WOW! There's a lot going on in your life, Barb, not to mention the DS's -- back home, new job, new house and a Mom who's running a marathon! Quite a lot to process, and you're SO RIGHT that food won't help any of it. In many ways, we've both learned how that temporary go-to solution actually makes it all so much harder.

Spark on (and have a good Lent)!


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HEALTHY4ME 2/13/2013 7:43AM

    YOu do so well!!!! and congrats to ds on job, and dil for their house. Good times for your family!
Have a great day.

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MAGGIE101857 2/13/2013 7:30AM

    Happy Hump Day! Let's make it a successful one!!!

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MSLZZY 2/13/2013 7:28AM

    A new job, a new home! Great news!
Adjust, adapt and take the changes as they come.
Plan ahead. You are on top of your game!

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