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2/14/08 9:37 P

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You know Don, you are right. We should pat ourselves on the back for our accomplishments. Today, unfortunately, I gave in to my stress and overindulged in chocolate. And, sadly enough, not even the good stuff. It was the crappy stuff that left me with a stomach ache. I am truly unhappy with myself right now, as I have been working so hard. I wish I read your post first. I would have rather indulged in a hot bubble bath, which would have definitely soothed my stress away. Now I am just more stressed than when I started. Man, sometimes this being human is really tough!

I hope everyone has a fabulous day today and a most marvelous weekend.

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2/14/08 1:39 P

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I personally don't think I indulge enough! I do shower frequently, though! ;-)
I really need to start rewarding myself for reaching goals. My goal buddy has reached one of her goals and got herself a massage. I'm only 3 lbs away from my 1st goal and need to come up with a reward or indulgence. Perhaps a body scrub at a spa...an extravagant AND indulgent shower!
Thanks, Don. I think we should all reward ourselves in small ways for even small accomplishments. Most of us just give and give, without taking time to give to ourselves!
So, for Valentine's Day, I will allow myself the time for a nice soak in my oversized tub by candlelight.
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2/14/08 9:45 A

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Happy Valentines Day everyone!

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2/14/08 9:26 A

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i allowed myself to sit quietly and actually read the newspaper cover to cofer with a piping cup of green tea this morning- it was wonderful!!!
happy valentines day to all!
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2/14/08 8:43 A

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Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

This morning while showering (this has something to do with Valentine's Day...?! :-) ) I realized that one of the "indulgences" I've given myself since working out every day and hopping on the treadmill first thing in the morning is to shower EVERY day of the week. I love being in water, even if it's just a shower. In the past I would begrudge myself a daily shower as an extravagance, too costly, except in the hot weather when I'm to odiferous NOT to shower daily...lol. I would shower mostly every other day.

It's a little thing, but I got to thinking on this day when all of us are so caught up in giving and indulging in others, what are the ways that we have learned to give and indulge in OURSELVES as rewards for the healthy changes we have made in our lifestyle? What pats-on-the-back have you given yourself lately?

Let's share with each other so we can draw some inspiration of ways we can indulge ourselves today!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Don

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