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Friday, November 07, 2014

Imagine my surprise when I looked at my e-mail from a couple of days ago, that I was motivator of the day!
Thank you.
I am grateful for your support.

It motivates me to do more than I actually am. Life is hard, but we overcome and keep on keeping on.

Now, let me make things clear. I wear a fit bit and I walk, not as much as I should, but I walk. I did lose weight pre-surgery, but gained some back. Then I went through a ton of stuff with my husband's health issues. Where he nearly died, more than once. More than twice. At least three times.

Then, coming my back out of disability - I returned to work, and slowly worked up til full time. That is what has kept me from pursuing exercise etc. more faithfully. It is achieving status of being able to work full time following disability, and it exhausts me. That and the fact when I come home, I pass out on the couch, and spend the night sitting next to my husband, gearing my tiredness up for the next day.

I love my work, as an audiobook proofreader. I have read/listened to at least 52 books since late January.

Right now, I aim to make 5000 steps three times weekly.
I aim to get my water in. And potassium.
Sometimes there is just so much on your plate, you can't do it all.
I also have been focusing on better sleep.
Losing weight will happen. Just not at the moment.
Healthiness is not just a number on the scale.

Ok. There. I admitted it. I CANNOT do it all. For years I have tried, and now at age 59 I admit it, I can't. So there.

Healthy foods:

oatmeal with banana and coffee with breakfast (cream and sugar - can't skip it in coffee)

break - v-8 and cheese and pistachios

lunch rice pasta macaroni and cheese, with a tiny bit of bacon, applesauce, and yogurt.

Dinner - spaghetti squash, ground turkey in sauce with glass of milk.

And I walked a bit, though I didn't make 5000 steps.

Motivation: There are so many things that can motivate us. It needs to come from ourselves. It needs to come from within. We have to want to. Then we have to do something about it.

I am here, just not as often as I like. Love to all.

My husband and I just renewed our vows a couple of weeks ago.
So, I am happily married to the same guy, still, and again.

me at work, next to the coke machine I NEVER use.
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    Keep at it girl.
    1808 days ago
  • _LINDA
    emoticon on motivator of the day! I was given that too, they must be really digging out the old ones lol.
    Your hubby looks nice and healthy, hope he continues to be with no more scares. Congrats on renewing your vows, that is so sweet.
    Sitting for long hours every day must be very hard on your back -can you take regular walk breaks to ease things up?
    Wishing you many more years of happiness and good health!
    1809 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Congrats on being the Motivator of the Day! Every day is a challenge and we all have to figure out how to make it work for us.
    1809 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    What a lot of audiobooks to proof. Hope they are interesting.
    1809 days ago
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