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Ask and you shall get so excited!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My job IS to get healthy
Day 8 Ask and you shall get so excited! (Tuesday)

Tuesday was a mixed up, good day, wonderful day, awful day, and I am not going to let the awful kick me in the pants. Nope, no way, not going to go there. I am going to focus on the wonderful right here, because I am just so excited!

I woke up with thoughts that have been permeating my brain from the Big Tent group I am in for Jonathan Roche's no excuses weight loss. He always says that weight loss starts between the ears. It is true.
You have to have the right attitude to work this thing. So I am working on adjusting the knobs on that attitude thing, and fine tuning my point of view.

I woke up with the thoughts brought up by the boot camp - Getting healthy vs. losing weight. I think I get it. As much as I really truly want to lose weight, and I do, I do, I do, my focus needs to be on getting healthy (and because of this blog series I am writing, it is.) This is my reinforcement, my personal positive reinforcement to myself.

Each morning I get up and wonder what my mission will be on this journey for the day before me ~ My Job IS to get healthy. I lay in bed and thought about what my focus would be Tuesday morning - Tuesday's thought started out as Getting healthy vs. losing weight, but evolved into something much more exciting.

First, a check that was in the mail arrived, so when my son came home I asked him to be my chauffeur and take me to the bank and grocery store. How is that for turnabout? Fair play, eh? At the grocery store I had determined that one of my downfalls since this summer was not having much fresh fruit to drool over, so I bought bananas, splurged on a little thing of blueberries, and ah'ed over the lovely plump USA grown green seedless grapes, as well as snack stuff - healthy stuff my teen actually likes.

When my husband got up, after I returned home, I asked him if he had found out about the concert tickets I have been asking him about (for months). He hadn't. The concert is Wednesday night. Now, I do not pull the tearful wife ploy, I really don't, but I was near to tears, because I really truly want to go to this concert. I felt like I was being a pampered spoiled brat, but I really wanted to go. So, he called, and found out that the only seats left were singles. My jaw dropped. He saw the sadness all over me. We couldn't find any two together, and I really wanted to cry. I have only asked him about whether there were discount tickets since September.

Then he decided to call someone at work to find out if they knew of anyone at the venue who might have tickets. The only person he thought to call was another supervisor that doesn't even work his shift. When hubby asked him, the guy went "Ha!" Now hubby's jaw dropped. It just so happened that the said guy's daughter had tickets, but now her family could not go. So a few phone calls later, we have tickets, and not just for us, but our son and two guests. I am so stoked!

Wednesday night we will go see - hear - experience Trans-siberian orchestra!
I am not crying now. I am grateful. Woo hoo.
Ask and you shall receive and you shall get so excited too.
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    I am totally with you on the losing weight vs getting healthy. Yes I want to lose weight but losing weight is just a sign, just a side affect, of getting healthy! If I eat right, don't over eat, drink water, and exercise I am getting healthy and in doing so I lose weight! Losing weight is the reward for getting healthy!

    I hope your Thursday is starting out, and staying!!!, beautiful and happy and PAIN free! Positive thoughts and prayers that you are sleeping well, feeling better, and getting healthier every day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3258 days ago
    Have fun at the concert!
    3259 days ago
  • PSMITH3841
    Enjoy the concert...Trans Siberian is Awesome!!!!!! You are one lucky duck!
    3259 days ago
    I just love them. Enjoy!!!!! emoticon emoticon
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    3259 days ago
    I have always wanted to see TSO in concert. Yeah, you have to save the tearful stuff for when it REALLY counts!

    Good job making healthy your focus instead of just weightloss. I began this journey here on Sparkpeople almost 2 years ago and have lost 40 pounds but most of all I am healthier than I have been in years.
    3259 days ago
    Wow! I am so excited for you! You gave me something to think about with the loosing weight vs. getting health!

    3259 days ago
    emoticon No WONDER you were near tears! That will be so emoticon !!! So great that you are going to be able to go as a family, too! What memories! I am really, really glad your day turned out this way! I loved your blog! emoticon emoticon
    3259 days ago
    YES,YES,YES I think you have got it.
    I really hope you do. Weight loss is just the side effect ot healthy eting. Sorry to tell you it is much slower but much healthier for your body.
    Think about it: Canned diet food, no-one drinks it for a life time they just give up.
    DIET ANYTHING with artificial sweeteners just makes you want sweet stuff in your mouth but between your ears says --What is that stuff what can I do with it? NO IDEA where that stuff goes.
    It takes a while to catch on even between the ears but when you are in harmony with your brain THEN you know you are doing your body good.
    JUST OUR WAY on this one.
    If you really want a ticket for a concert and he has already said he wants to go, suggest you will do it yourself for both of you. That often works or I do it myself. Just Our way, no need to ever be disappointed by a busy loving DH. Love you LUNA, you go girl!.
    Apples are my favourite go to. They last so much longer than the small stuff. Pat in Maine.
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    Comment edited on: 11/17/2010 7:47:45 AM
    This is great! SynchronicIty! emoticon
    3260 days ago
    When a door closes, sometimes you need to turn around to see the open window - I'm so glad things worked out well for you!
    3260 days ago
  • VICIOUS421
    Wow!!!! I want to go too!!!!! I Love Trans-Siberian Orchestra!!!!!!! You so lucked out!!!!!! Enjoy!!!!!!
    3260 days ago
    You will enjoy the TSO concert...they are PHENOMENAL!!! Have a great time!
    3260 days ago
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