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Stagnant

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

stag·nant
[stag-nuhnt]
ADJECTIVE
1. not flowing or running, as water, air, etc.
2. stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water.
3. characterized by lack of development, advancement, or progressive movement: a stagnant economy.
4. inactive, sluggish, or dull.

# 3 and #4: That is describing me these past weeks. I am having lots of moments where I do not want to do much of anything. I have been spending a lot of time in front of the computer because I am trying to create a budget spreadsheet in Excel. It is so depressing. Also, it is frustrating because as soon as I figure out the numbers an unexpected expense occurs and then I need to rework the numbers to fit that in. UGH!

Then my daughter gets scheduled for a 50+ hour work week, which means I have my active 3 year-old grandson for about 65. As much as a joy he is, I need a break. I have found out that little fellow can easily outrun me. Man, I need to add some speed work outs to my routine!

My daughters, granddaughter and I are doing a step challenge and I come in last every week. My granddaughter cheats though and is caught shaking her pedometer ~ hee hee, I see her running around the yard and then checking her pedometer; at least she is being active. We all pitch in a dollar a week and winner gets the $$. I, on the other hand, am amazed at how hard it is to reach 10,000 steps on a daily basis.

I found myself eating a lot of junk food this past week and I need to refocus and get back to eating healthy again. Today is a new day with new possibilities for success.
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DS9KIE 8/21/2014 11:25AM

    that is alot of stuff your doing, no wonder your wiped out emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOHEMIANCAT 8/21/2014 9:49AM

    Maybe chasing that grandson burns calories!

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FITGIRL15 8/20/2014 10:56AM

    I thought a budget contained a category for money to deal with those unexpected expenses? You shouldn't have to rearrange the whole thing....
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I hear my mother (grandma to 6 kiddos) speak the same way you do. My SIL has 3 baby boys and when she has to babysit them for a few days, she too is wiped right out! :(

Step challenges annoy me too! Pedometers are highly inaccurate... don't stress about coming in last, especially if there are cheaters in the group! :( Booo... However, try doing some skipping, or Zumba... I can gather about 6000-7000 in a 1 hour class alone!

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LUG911 8/20/2014 8:43AM

    It sounds like you are a very active and busy person, good for you! And you are a great grandmother to boot!

I am amazed by how much you do.

A virtual hug to you.

Leti

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