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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Things have been rough the last few weeks. First I traveled to Ohio and that got me out of whack, then I had one week back where I was getting back into the swing of things. Then my husband was home for 4 days and I wanted to spend time with him rather than do my workouts, practice violin, etc. All my routines were thrown to the wind. So here I start again today!

I read a blog that had “excuse” quotes, namely the following:
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
– Benjamin Franklin
“One who wants something will find a way; one who doesn't, will find an excuse.” - Confucius

Ouch! So true. As shown in the 1st paragraph, I first blame traveling and then my poor innocent husband. REALLY? How my little brain is so quick to dodge any blame!-but deep down inside I know who’s really to blame.

So, I need to get moving in the right direction, AGAIN. I need to “find a way” and lose the excuses! There will be some challenging times ahead as we may be moving this spring and that always gets the anxiety up. The Emotional Eating Monster is sure to attempt an attack or two(thousand). But then on the bright side there should be a ton of opportunities to increase my activity level, right? Painting, boxing up stuff, etc., etc., etc.

I’ve been on a November challenge with one of my teams (Ready * Set * Spark). The team has lots of challenges that are given in general terms but you have to fine tune them to your needs. The challenge this month has helped me abstain from eating chips (1 pt a day). So far, I only had one teeny, tiny slip with the chips at the very beginning. Not eating chips seems like a mediocre thing, but my dad (who lives with us) and my husband both LOVE chips (as do I, but they are very bad for me!). I have substituted lentil chips in an effort to satisfy my addiction to crunch and to partake in the afternoon snacks with Pa and hubby in a healthier manner.

Besides tumbling off the healthy lifestyle wagon for a bit, all is well. Kitties are all healthy and I finally got all my garlic planted in my garden with some shallots as well. However, I have lots of other garden work to do (mostly weeding, moving a couple of plants), but it’s raining today so I shall attempt to disarm some of the paper avalanches waiting to occur on my desk.

I also need to plan the meals for the rest of the week!

Have a great day, everyone!
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    Good afternoon Skeetor. I wanted to thank you for stopping by my page today and all of the nice comments on my pics as well.

    I love this blog. I've never been much of a procrastinator but I do not enjoy exercising. I never have and with a knee replacement you would think I'd love it so that the other doesn't get the same way.. but nope.. not me emoticon

    Have a great day ~ Donna
    3173 days ago
    I'm going to borrow those quotes for my inspiration folder. You are so right. We find any doesn't have to be a good one or a real one. I'm not sure what about Ohio got you out of whack, but I have a friend who says when she's out of whack, that she needs to get back in whack. (I'm not sure what that means.)
    3174 days ago
    It's ok to take a break from working out. The key is to never let more than one day pass without exercising. One day is a break, two days is the start of a downhill slide.

    6. Think you won’t make a difference with one work out. You will make much less of a difference by doing nothing

    Whether you get there fast or slow, all that matters is that you get

    thank you for visiting my blog

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    here are a few more to help you along the hike on the Spark trail
    remember its not a day hike but a journey its your journey not a contest you are not trying to beat any one to t he end zone
    Happy turkey day
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    Comment edited on: 11/14/2012 11:01:34 PM
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    emoticon Skeetor!

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    emoticon blog! And those excuses sound oh so familiar! emoticon emoticon
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  • MARYANN2323
    Hmmm....Where have I heard these things before? Oh ya, in my own head. We all face times similar to those. You'll see your way through it and come out on top. I just know it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3175 days ago
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    emoticon Just give it your best shot. We're all here for you!!! emoticon
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    emoticon We all have times like this So don't worry about it Do your best emoticon
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    emoticon Blog! emoticon

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    We will reach the Finish Line!
    3175 days ago
  • 1LIFE4ME
    “One who wants something will find a way; one who doesn't, will find an excuse.” - Confucius

    oooph!! right in the gut!! That's brutal but true. I am putting this on my inspiration board for sure!

    I too faltered for a bit, thanks for being here and telling me exactly what I needed to hear:) I know it's no coincidence! emoticon
    3175 days ago
    The ups and downs and the turn arounds, any your awareness of them, and being back at it, means you are moving in the right direction again. God bless and keep going forward!
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