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Quickie Reflection

Friday, June 29, 2012

We're in the midst of a severe thunderstorm and I've lost power. So what am I doing - using my laptop's last bit of power and dial-up to post to Spark People!!
I am hunkered down in a safe room with my old laptop, camping lantern, cell phone and car keys!!

Today was a day of reflection. I went to the gym this morning but later this afternoon I felt like I hadn't done enough. So I complete 3 segments of the Biggest Loser dvd. I was thinking doing the first segment how a mere month ago I couldn't complete all the knee raises. Today I thought, is this it? have I really finished all those knee raises? After finishing the 2nd segment, I pushed myself to complete a 3rd. It felt really good!

Since it was pay day I went grocery shopping. I had a moment in the store where I was actually ashamed of myself. Wegman's has these $6 meals which I used to eat. I was passing by going to the salad bar when I saw an overweight woman ordering one of those meals. She ordered the chicken parmesan with spaghetti noodles and extra sauce. For her two sides she got roasted potatoes and mac & cheese. I thought to myself, do you really need that many carbs? What about some vegetables? Then I thought what am I doing? Am I really judging someone else's eating? How many times did someone think that about me when I was ordering in a restaurant?

I think the guilty thoughts precipitated my need to do extra exercise. Nothing like a little "penance" to clear the conscience.

It's still storming and I'm getting sleepy, I guess I better decided where I'm sleeping tonight!
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    I blogged about last night's storm too and it was lost while trying to post because my Internet went out. We do have power and am thankful since I know people in the area who do not. Take it easy and make sure to have plenty of water/food :)
    2666 days ago
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