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Somedays are like that....

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Yesterday was just yicky. I do mean yicky. I hate headaches, and I know it was allergy related. At the moment, our trees don't know what the heck is up. They are SO confused with temps getting up into the 80s in FEBRUARY. So they are leafing it up and giggling at all the havoc they are creating for us mere mortals who struggle with allergies. Yesterday was a headache day, but today I'm good. I'm going to the pool...in just a few minutes...and getting head start on the day.

Lots of things are happening this week in my house. Cabinet guy is supposed to start putting on the refinished doors and putting my cabinets back together. 100 Days of Weight Loss is starting tomorrow, and I'm excited. 100 Days is a forum based on Linda Spangler's book, 100 Days of Weight Loss: The Secret to Being Successful on any Diet Plan. This is my first time to work through the book as a group, and it is an excellent book. I'm collecting estimates to finish up the remodeling in my house. And on Friday, we leave for Hot Springs to pick up a "friend" for Mr. Flufferbutt--Harley McFierce, my cockapoo. He is getting a little brother. LOL! Seamus McFierce will be a little fur ball of energy, and I can't wait to meet him!

This morning is so different than yesterday, and even though I am a wimp when dealing with pain, I also know a lot of it has to do with attitude. Some days I just cope with the "slings and arrows" better than others. I'm thinking yesterday I was having a bit of a pity party. Don't know why--I had a really excellent weekend. I manage to walk 3 laps at the park for the first time. I walked 2 laps in 20 minutes and had to add more distance because I was walking faster. That was a REAL accomplishment for me, and I was so excited!

I'm wondering if there is something I can do each morning to improve a bad attitude. Yesterday I just didn't "want to." Do you have days like this? And if you do, what do you do to make your day better rather than falling into the pity party trap? I think part of the problem is that I have so much to do, and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. Maybe if I can work on alleviating that feeling, things will go better. I know one thing, I definitely need to get some things done before the fluff ball gets here because it's just like bringing home a baby. Yes, it will be fun, and he will be hilarious, and it will be fun to watch Harley and Seamus get to know one another....but just like children, it will be a lot of work.

Today the pool...tomorrow the world. LOL! God bless...lifting each and every one of you up and hoping you have a great week!

This is little Seamus McFierce:

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  • LILREDBIRD54
    I reached out to your blog because I saw mention of God. I just started Sparkpeople again from an invitation from my sister to try a Challenge for Spring. She said it would be fun and maybe I'd like it. She thought that I would get a lot out of the stories and meeting people who where in the same rut as I was. I've been going through and reading here and there stories of failure to success. Overwhelmed is how I feel. So many emotions. I love your blogs. I am learning little bits with each one and drawn into them. I'm sure it was God's leading. Thank you for helping me start to look at things differently. I will continue to read as they encourage me to find out more about myself.
    Have a blessed weekend. emoticon

    That puppy is so adorable. Have fun enjoying him home.
    836 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/4/2017 8:01:41 AM
  • MRS_TOAD
    Adorable puppy! emoticon

    Hope you are feeling better! emoticon
    839 days ago
  • IAMSUNNYHOWARD
    Adorable pup! You are being a little better you every day! emoticon
    839 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    You can make it, just keep trying dear. I love the puppy, give him some cuddles from me!
    840 days ago
  • BARBARAJ73
    emoticon Seamus!! Brody wishes he could meet you and your brother for a good romp!

    Yup, I have days like that. The best advice I've found is - do it anyway. Once I push myself to take that first step (whatever it is) and then the second, things seem to become easier. Even if I don't meet my goal, I end up doing more than "nothing!"

    My family suffers from allergies - me, not so much. But I can empathize from the little bit I have. emoticon
    840 days ago
  • MARGIEB221
    emoticon emoticon
    840 days ago
  • WINNIE-POOH
    Good advice. emoticon
    840 days ago
  • MTN_KITTEN
    Awwwww ... what a cute addition to the family.

    Some days are just ... yicky!!! I get myself a hot cup of tea and sit in my sun room and do my best to clear my mind and ... have happy thoughts.
    emoticon
    840 days ago
  • PAULAGRIFFITH75
    I looked at my horoscope for today, and it nailed it: "If you're driving yourself too hard today, you may accomplish a lot but end up feeling depressed and incompetent. The high standards you set for yourself could act as both a blessing and a curse. Putting pressure on yourself can make you feel overwhelmed if you set your goals too high. You may feel better if you allow yourself to examine your agenda and create realistic expectations. If you are having a difficult time achieving everything you want, try to focus on the tasks you have completed rather than those you haven't gotten to yet. You can maintain an upbeat mood today if you accept yourself unconditionally rather than basing your self-worth on the number of duties you can handle in a day. Making a list of your positive qualities may give you the confidence you need to keep going." LOL!

    840 days ago
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