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Giving Up

Friday, July 12, 2013



The other day, Monday to be exact, I felt like giving up. I was in a whiny mood. I was feeling sorry for myself, then I had a reality kick in the butt. I got on my bike, did 5 miles, then I did 2 more with Leslie Sanson, then I did another 35 min of resistant bands. And you know what? I was no longer feeling sorry for myself. I felt good that I got through another day of exercise and eating right. I watched everything that went into my mouth and was just within calorie range.

I truly think the reason I have felt this way is because I'm out of my normal routine. Up at 5:00 AM, 1 hr of exercise, then do whatever I have to do before going to work. It hasn't been like that this week. I've slept in, felt lazy and just not like I normally do. Why? Because I'm not normal... emoticon No actually it's because I have veered off of my normal routine and I know that now.

Today, I was up earlier, did my exercising all before 7:30. That made me feel better. what I am seeing though is unless I do at least 7 miles a day I will not reach my 150 mile goal for this month. So.. this evening while watching TV, I will be emoticon to who knows where. Perhaps some exotic get away one never knows with me..

My quote for the day: Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
St. Francis of Assisi

On a brighter note, emoticon my beautiful little kitten (Stormy) that we found during the storm here in Ohio a few days ago, found a home yesterday with someone who had been searching for another kitten to go with their kitten so it wouldn't be lonely. A big THANK YOU to Nicki for taking him. And guess what he's now part of the Star Wars clan because then named him Chewbacca.. so cute.

On the sadder side, emoticon I just found out one of my class mates passed way due to complications of an appendectomy he had performed. Who hears of that these days? Sam Price, may you rest in peace.

Just for kicks:


It reads: All I ask....is that, in case I'm ever murdered, you mae my chalk outline four sizes smaller..

I still say when I die, I want the mortician to do a complete face and body lift. I want people to walk by the casket and say, "DAMN, she looks better dead than she did alive". (meant to be funny not morbid)

Have an awesome Friday everyone ~ Donna
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BLKLILY 7/13/2013 5:30PM

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ROSEWCI 7/13/2013 5:50AM

    You've got it going on, girl! Keep pushing w/that positive mentality & keeping moving! I'm a routine kinda of gal, too, so I know whatcha mean! Once you keep at it, it just becomes habit & ya just know what you have to do! It's expected! It's planned! Ya just do it!

So happy for the kitten to have found a forever home! And so sad for the loss of your classmate. Life is so fragile & must be handled w/care... One never knows what's to come for any of us. That's why we must embrace today & find our JOY in the precious moments we have!

EnJOY the day, Donna! You are loved!

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GRAMMY7070 7/12/2013 10:02AM

    I love the quote from St Francis. That is so true. Sorry to hear about your friend. Glad to hear Stormy got a new home. That kitty was so lucky when he found you. Have a wonderful weekend and live for the moment.

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MAGGIE101857 7/12/2013 9:17AM

    Love your blog (as always)! Sorry to hear about your friend; at times like those I try to remind myself that God has a reason and one day I may know what it is. Happy to hear that kitty has a new home; my youngest adopted two cats last month and she is a happy camper. I sent them a PetSmart gift card the other day to welcome them to the family! emoticon emoticon emoticon

With my luck, I'll end up looking like Phyllis Diller in my casket! Stiffer than stiff...I'll probably be sitting up!! emoticon

Have a great weekend!

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JSALERNO 7/12/2013 7:11AM

    Sorry about your friend

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KARENKANDO 7/12/2013 7:01AM

    Thank you for your honesty, Donna. Getting through those rough patches - like the one you had on Monday - is what gets us to our Fridays I think. Thanks for the reminder. I'm sorry to hear about your classmate. That's incredibly sad. But, I firmly believe he is in a better place - even though I did not know him personally. Take comfort in that, if you need comfort. And final thought. . . YEAH FOR STORMY! I love happy endings. Have a great day my friend. Enjoy that bike ride! I hope you make it all the way to Hawaii! emoticon Yep, just put a ski on the end of your bike tire and glide right on over!!! emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 7/12/2013 6:51AM

    I love the quote of St Francis. Congrats with your achievements. Yes, life is short, make every moment count.

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1935MARY 7/12/2013 6:28AM

    SORRY ABOUT YOUR FRIEND. MY COUSIN PASSED AWAY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, SHE HAD A TUMMY TUCK OR ONE OF THOSE FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND THEY NIPPED HER BOWEL SHE DIED A FEW DAYS AFTER. HAPPY THE KITTY HAS A GOOD HOME. AWESOME YOU FOUND YOUR WAY TO GET THINGS DONE. I NEED TO DO THAT.I AM A MORNING PERSON AND NEED TO GET THINGS DONE THEN, BEFORE I HAVE TIME TO TALK MYSELF OUT OF IT. THE CARTON WAS FUNNY, I DON'T MEAN THIS AS MORBID EITHER, BUT I NOTICED WHEN PEOPLE ARE SICK FOR AWHILE AND THEN PASS AWAY THEY LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN SICK AND ARE VERY HAPPY.SO PEOPLE DO LOOK BETTER. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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HAPPYMENOW58 7/12/2013 6:26AM

    Love it!! I also point to skinny people at the gym and say...That's what I will look like in my next life!! My husband howls!
You have such a great attitude....Best wishes on continued success...You can do it!

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