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Thursday Ramblings

Thursday, March 06, 2014

I've felt my attention to health getting pulled away as the "stuff" of life has crowded in. I'm trying to re-engage and refocus as best as possible. Not that I'm letting my habits totally slide, mind you, but the attentiveness and mindfulness hasn't been there as much. My meditation group likens it to training a puppy: you try to get it to sit and stay, but it wants to wander off and play! Just gotta keep at it, and it will happen.

The results from my bloodwork at the doctor have been coming in, and thankfully everything looks good. I like to think that it's evidence that my work is paying off! Now I just have to watch my blood pressure- both parents have had issues with hypertension so I want to make sure I don't go down that path too. Hopefully my Zumba obsession should help with that!

I'm really enjoying my meditation group. We meet every other Tuesday night and I always look forward to it. The participants have all really bonded and it's such a nourishing experience to have that kind of connection and safety with a group of people who are all trying to grow and develop themselves and their awareness. Very rewarding and inspiring stuff.

Lastly, I saw this picture and thought of my girl, Daphne. Enjoy! emoticon


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I_R_WORTH_IT 3/8/2014 3:06PM

    Derned Brits!

Anywhoozal, I agree its easy for stuff to try and sneak back in and take time away from the important stuff! My hubby and his son both have been working at Burger King, and bringing home goodies, and baddies and stuff...

I looked at me food log like, um, I am under calories, but all that processed...fatty...ugh, no wonder I had a tummy attack!!

Keep up the great work Amyfly!

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TEMPENATIVE 3/7/2014 12:22AM

I am grinning this big right now!
I'm glad to hear your blood work was good. I'm sure your activity is a huge contributing factor. This is worth being proud of, NSV! Also so good to hear that you are getting so much out of your meditation group. I too have been a bit distracted by life lately and have fallen way behind on keeping up with my SP friends blog or writing myself. I'm am thrilled to be mentioned in yours! ;) You are an awesome friend Amy and a wonderful lady. Love you!

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    I like that meme, HATE that they used Flynn as their example! What a waste of animation. :p

I'm glad your bloodwork is coming back all good! I know I should get some done as well, but I just don't wanna know!!

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MADMANSMAMA87 3/6/2014 7:36PM

    That is awesome about your blood work & your meditation group!
I'm glad that meditation is having such a positive influence on your journey!
It has helped to play a huge role in my journey too!
Keep up the fabulous work! You got this!
Stay Positive,


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POSITIVEHOPE 3/6/2014 7:09PM

    My journey reminds me of your puppy. I try to get it to sit and stay, but it wants to wander off and play! I've gotta keep remembering that I need to stay with the trainer. Life is so much better when you know and follow the rules. The fun of giving in to puppy play eventually always leads to mischief and danger. Been successful for quite a while now and feel so much better.
Thanks for sharing.

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ERIN1128 3/6/2014 4:10PM

    That is hilarious! Love it. Love the puppy analogy true!

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KTTAYLOR21 3/6/2014 3:32PM

    On Tuesdays I go to a class where we study "A Course In Miracles" and we have that type of bond as well. I love it that we have a constant group of people holding us in the light during challenges. We don't meditate every class but we do meditate together every once in a while. Me, my husband and kids we meditate every morning (weekdays). It's a great way to start our day. It is our way of starting a daily morning ritual along with affirmations.

Glad your blood work is coming back good. Mine is too (Thyroid disease). Thankful my sonogram was normal as well even though they said I have a lot of stuff going on in my throat area which is "normal" for Hashimotos. Still learning about all this stuff, I don't want to read too much about it. As long as it's "normal" that's all I care about. Reading about it might cause me to "create" something more unnecessarily.

Enjoy the rest of the week! Friday is peeking at us emoticon

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HELLOADDISON 3/6/2014 3:01PM

    I am still to new to meditation to comment on your meditation.

I am glad your blood work is showing up good results!

I have herd of Zumba but do not really know that much about it. It sounds like people really enjoy it. I may have to look into it someday myself.

A meditation group, that sounds like fun. I am glad you are enjoying it! I think I may look into seeing if there is a meditation group somewhere near me I can join!

Have a great day! emoticon

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