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New Boundaries Needed.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wow It's been a while since I last blogged. Oh so many possible excuses. My medications are still not quite right. So I've been out of sorts. Went to see the grandbabies.

I've been a grandmother for two years already. Time surely does fly.

So as far as my journey goes... I've been in limbo for a while. My weight hasn't really changed. Though my mindset is improving. In order to move forward I received a message from the Universe(?)

Practice assertive boundaries to prevent cave-ins under pressure. - Paula Eder
Then the following came across my path:
"We do not have to get caught in the middle of other people's issues.
-- Melody Beattie
Learning to respect boundaries, our own and other people's, eliminates much of the stress that hinders ..."

By having boundaries my actions will be more clearly defined. It is like having a routine or rules. I'm drawing a line in the sand that I shall no longer cross.

I'm doing the Oprah/Chopra free mediation that started on Monday.
Daily touching base on SparkPeople.
I've got my exercise routine.

So where do the new boundaries come into play. my food and some of my relationships. I am making progress but it is time to take more action, review and update my food rules.

Making changes... moving forward.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/16/2014 9:39PM

    Awwww, that looks like one very happy grandbaby! You too!

I am doing that meditation as well. Love it.

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WATERMELLEN 4/16/2014 8:23PM

    Like your musings on boundaries -- and TRAVELGRRL's too.

Boundaries mean we move forward in leaps and bounds!!

How lovely to be a grandmother: for you and for the babies.

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TRAVELGRRL 4/16/2014 7:17PM

    OH! And the photo is absolutely LOVELY!

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TRAVELGRRL 4/16/2014 7:17PM

    Here's a quote about measuring food as a boundary that's from the book "Ravenous" by Dayna Macy. I liked it so much I wrote it down on a 3x5 card and have it on my desk:

"Measuring, by its nature, requires me to pay attention. Measuring forms a container for my longings and boundaries for my lust. Without boundaries, I cannot find balance. Without limits, I cannot hope to be free."

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SUNSET09 4/16/2014 6:51PM

  We're a quarter into the New Year and making changes is a good thing as it's what works for you will help you in your journey! Keep up the good work and keep on, keeping on! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVINGKATE 4/16/2014 3:02PM

  You can do this. Each day is a new beginning. Making changes can be difficult sometimes but I find making small changes each day gives me better focus on what I what to accomplish.
Moving forward little by little will make great changes in the end. You are on the right track. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RHOOK20047 4/16/2014 9:21AM

    Sounds like a great start to future success! Good Luck on your journey!

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/16/2014 9:07AM

    Boundaries are a big one and I have to practice all the time. Let me know how the Oprah/Chopra mediation program goes. Sounds great.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 4/16/2014 8:43AM

    Making changes...moving forward!
Great attitude!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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