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I'm noticing a pattern..

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Apparently it's easier for me to blog on odd-numbered days LOL Yesterday, Feb. 16, I ended up busy and out of the house all day and didn't have a blog in me (see??)

First, I blame the hormones. That's right, I'm playing the 'female' card and PMS card. I can battle through a lot of things, have and do, but boy this stuff just sneaks up and whacks you in the back of the head like a 2x4. If I knew how to combat that and prevent it from happening, I would be rich.

Enough of the blame game. I was weak-willed, had a relatively bad refined-carb day on Thursday, and followed up with a relatively bad refined-carb Friday. I resolved the eat cleaner and healthier for the weekend, and that lasted right up to the point where Bill put moose tracks ice cream in our basket yesterday at the grocery store, then scooped same-said into a bowl in the kitchen, then placed that danged bowl in my hands, complete with a spoon.

*Note - I'm a grown-*ss woman. While it would be convenient to blame Bill for the ice cream, it's not really true or fair. I paid for it, after all LOL and I am well acquainted with saying 'No.'

I keep failing at 28DL, but I keep on trying, rather than quitting altogether. That should count for half-merit, right?

Yesterday really was pretty good, ice cream aside. I had a good run before anything else. I spent the day at OHS doing various training classes to further my usefulness to the shelter, then made the rounds with Bill to different groceries to pick up supplies. To make up for forcing me to buy that blasted ice cream.. heh.. he made me yummy lemon salmon with delish veggies.

I did manage to sleep in until 5 yesterday (which is great compared to getting up every day at 4) but woke at regular time today. It's crazy, but I feel better when I'm up and busy and going all day long than I do when I'm forced to sit 9-10 hours a day. Yet more evidence that I do need to get away from my desk job even if it means a reduction in what is admittedly a pretty stress-free means of living. We've been very fortunate that we are comfortable currently, but that comfort pales when day in and day out I'm in a situation that leaves me unhappy and unhealthy in a variety of ways.

I missed my positive posting yesterday, so you get a two-fer today!

I am passionate - whether its for my family or for the shelter or for whatever cause/reason, when I commit to something or someone, it is whole-heartedly. Having said that, I wish I could commit that passion to my own health and well-being, nutrition and fitness!

I am punctual - I arrive when I say I will, if not earlier than intended. I can't stand to be late, and I fret if for some reason I inconvenience someone else because of my timing. For Bill, this may seem more like a flaw in me than a positive trait, because I hate to change plans mid-stream LOL but that's his issue, not mine, right?

Today I'm all about at-home chores - laundry and dusting and puppy wrasslin' and dove herding and prep cooking. There may also be some movie viewing and DVR catch-up as well. A day of rest, if you will, to recharge and re-energize.

May your Sunday be everything you wish of it, and more.
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    Great blog!

    1950 days ago
    Good job on accepting responsibility for yourself!

    Also, repeatedly trying is much better than giving up! Just keep trying!
    1950 days ago
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    I LOVE all the things that you do for the animals. I wish you were here to work with our shelter but I know the animals are blessed to have you there.

    Give yourself a big emoticon and use that passion on yourself! You are such a giving person and sometimes it is hard to put ourselves first. That is something I am working on too.

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    1950 days ago
    Enjoy the day and the dogs. How nice Bill cooked you something healthy to go with that ice cream!
    1951 days ago
    Don't beat yourself up or discount merit at all! I know, I know...we want the gold star, but in my book, "keep trying" when not completely succeeding is worth a heck of a lot more than outright success. "Keep trying" when "failing" is really-really-really hard! And that is compounded by lack of sleep and hormones. Your "keep trying" is making you grow and get stronger and soon you will celebrating while you move on to the next challenge!

    I'm struggling with the same desk job thing and I really admire the positive steps you are making with OHS. I wish you a job alternative that will keep you comfortable enough while making you really happy!

    Have a wonderful day and I hope you get enough sleep and feel better soon.
    1951 days ago
    My current weakness remains Starbucks frappuccinos; if I could just kick that habit I'd have a big leg up!
    & yes, I know all about being fired-up about everything BUT my own health...

    1951 days ago
    Sometimes it is easier to be passionate about something that helps others vs. something that helps us...
    1951 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    1951 days ago
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