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NONIE_C
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11/29/11 11:12 P

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OK, better late than never, right?

Week 2 at a glance:


emoticonI began almost every day with yoga and prayer, except the day after Thanksgiving (and maybe one other day over the weekend).

My inability to recall how many days I skipped yoga probably tipped you off to the fact that I did not track everything for every day this past week.
emoticon Doh!

emoticon I feel good about the cardio. I may not have gotten a full 30 mins each day, but I went big on a few days, which kinda makes up for it - including dancing my butt off for hours after the turkey dinner and the table it was served on were cleared from the floor (my friends and I always have a dance party after dinner hehehehe). Best of all, I only gained .8 of a pound from Thanksgiving weekend, and I'll soooooo take that!

emoticon Did ST every night (except Thanksgiving, and maybe one other night). Drank tons of water, ate lots of fruits and veggies. So, all pretty good there.

I really dropped the ball on writing. Didn't do a lick of it emoticonemoticon

I am picking that ball back up (along with the others rolling around by my feet LOL) and I am gonna start juggling with grace again...the show must go on!!!
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Wishing you some sort of success every day, and the ability to see your blessings.


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11/28/11 9:51 A

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Greetings Jespah, Maha, and all!

I'm late on the check-in, but here I am!

Phew -- It's a little bit tough going on the process end of things...but somehow the outcome is down one pound.

I've been mostly getting my 5-9 fruits and veggies in. I've mostly been eating veggies (rather than fruit). Thank goodness for the kimchi I made this fall which makes getting several vegetables at once even easier than pie. :) I have been forgetting to eat fruit, but my neighbors and I have apples in storage and he kindly brought me a few, so I'm going to start remembering to eat them -- along with my blueberries and elderberries from the freezer.

My activity level has been okay -- I've been getting outside almost every day and getting a solid walk in most days. My goal was to have a solid walk three days a week, and I'm on track to do that. Have been struggling a little bit with irregular heartbeats (had 'em for years and the change of season seems to exacerbate them) -- plus my back has been a bit squirrely since the episode last winter. Nothing for it but to keep moving.

I didn't set any goals for drinking water, but I think I should: I'm going to make it modest, since I can rarely get up to 8. I'm aiming for five per day!

On the "invisible" front: My attitude is...weak. I'm feeling kind of afraid of life -- looking at the wider world and fearing for economics, ecology, and more. And in my own personal circumstances, I'm okay, but the economics of what I'm doing -- teaching at the community college, a bit of training, some research and writing -- are ending up on the minus side. I live very modestly, but I have been tending to dip into savings when larger issues come up (like the giant health insurance bill when I got dropped because I taught three classes this summer, car problems, etc.). That means I'm spending more than I'm earning. That's another story unto itself, but certainly influences my state of mind.

On the good news and excitement front: I took a course in sound balancing (using tuning forks) this fall and have started getting my practice hours in so that I can take Level II this spring. If anyone is near me (in Vermont) I'm offering free one hour sessions.

Be well, everyone!
Kathleen




To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. - A. DeMille

No matter what youíre feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think youíre stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. Itís a paradox, but it works. To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any areas within you that you feel are unacceptab


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JESPAH
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11/28/11 9:34 A

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Up 1.4, no great shocker. This is a rather carb-centric holiday. Fortunately, leftovers are nearly all gone, and will be either gone or frozen by tonight, save for the turkey, which is already frozen and will be doled out at various intervals over the winter.

Exercise was very good - got out I think every day over the weekend and exceeded mileage goals for I believe the first time since I started working again.

Body feels okay but I am getting a lot of vasovagal issues (it's a type of unexplained fainting and generalized dizziness that I have had for years), will see the doc next month and will mention it (I suspect it's due to some overcaffeinating on my part).

Winterized my wardrobe, did far less decrapifying than I should have over the long weekend, but I don't care. :) But I do need to do more purging, and I also have to make myself do more blogging for the Robot Boys (for those who do not know, I hold an equity stake in a robotics startup, in addition to my day job; I am the Social Media Marketer). In any event, I can get the blog done in advance and it's currently set into next May. I would like to have it set into next December. Of course there is no great rush to do this right now, but it would be a good idea.

I should blog about this instead, eh? Blog to follow.

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VALERIEMAHA
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11/27/11 4:35 P

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emoticonemoticonSHARONemoticonemoticon


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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2WHEELEDSHARON
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11/27/11 3:15 P

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Right now, I'm dropping all my goals to address my bratty attitude. I keep having good streaks that crash and burn after a few weeks, and then I REACT with all kinds of head games. I must redirect my focus! Here's my reality check:

Blogging it out emoticon

Exercise emoticon hasn't been enough this week, but as of yesterday, emoticon

Meditating through stress emoticon

Practicing patience and forgiveness with myselfemoticon





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11/27/11 11:49 A

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up 2.5 lb

no surprise

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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VALERIEMAHA
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11/26/11 4:50 P

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Weekly progress: emoticon or emoticon

~~ track, track track food and exerciseemoticon

~~ exercise (a minimum of) 10 minutes every dayemoticon

~~ yoga asanas (a minimum of) 10 minutes every dayemoticon

~~ add sit-ups to my every-other day strength training regimenemoticon

~~ Keep SAD at bay.emoticon Purdy well.

~~ Sunday morning weigh-inemoticon143.9


Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 11/27/2011 (12:52)

Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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ABURRIS2
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11/26/11 4:35 P

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ugh.

The one thing I was consistent with this week was looking for beauty in my days, identifying it and posting it as a blog. This has helped bring my focus back to a good place at the end of the day, which is a really great thing.

As for the rest of it, I am trying again today. I've walked, I've tracked and restocked the larder with my self in mind to help with my food choices. I tossed the rest of the pie, which was warping all sense of perspective, and the bit of smugness I was carrying along with it.

I don't want to weigh myself. Maybe tomorrow.

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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VALERIEMAHA
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11/13/11 6:26 P

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Base your check-in on goals you set for yourself, as well as the ups and downs presented by the week that you wish to share.


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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