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Look for the sunshine

Sunday, November 23, 2014

" Look for the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow ." Helen Keller

Yesterday I blogged about throwing the white flag on Friday and coming back strong on Saturday . How did I do it? Easy I kept my eyes to the sunshine. Me and my trusty white dog Mischa walked for 40 minutes in the 40 degree fall air. I even helped her conquer her fears , as we walked by a house under construction three times. Boy, did she hate the racket and the roofing being thrown off the side of the house. But I told her soothing words ,that we would be okay, as we walked past .

Why , I could not do the same for myself on Friday when life's problems bottles up ,I can't figure out. I should have looked to the sunshine that day. I should have looked at all I have to be thankful for . I should have looked at all the people I have to make life sweeter and better. I should have looked at how far I have come.

I really should have let the sunshine motivate me that day . When you stand firm in it's bright light you can never see the shadows. I promise to seek out the light as often as I can .To stand firm in it as often as I am able. I promise to find a way to find some sunshine on a bleak dark rainy day. I will find a way not to let the doom and gloom in to be positive . To be strong and vibrant to let my light shine for others to see.

I hope you are with me on this quest. Always look to the sunshine . Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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    emoticon Excellent job of course correcting and remember to let the emoticon in.

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LOVINGKATE 11/23/2014 12:30PM

  emoticon Keep looking on the bright side of the down size. That is what helps me on days that are doom and gloom or just a day of struggles. All things are possible through Christ Jesus. He is my strength in all I say and do.
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CALGIRL80 11/23/2014 11:21AM

  we all have off days, it is what we do afterward that really defines us. Keep it up.

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Great log and I DO agree totally!

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I threw the White Flag

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Yesterday I had Enough!!!
I threw the white flag !!! emoticon
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I let stress and unhappiness win emoticon emoticon emoticon

I couldn't cope, I couldn't think , it was all to much emoticon emoticon emoticon
Medical issues, Financial Issues , Emotional Issues , yep they all ganged up and won .

I didn't exercise , I didn't care to , yep me the loony who usually craves exercise. I ate mediocre .I could have done better . I could have hunted down some good food in the bottom of the fridge or the freezer.

Yep, Yesterday Alice looked in the looking glass and say nothingness and a whole lot of it emoticon emoticon

So Alice went to bed and pulled the covers way over her head emoticon emoticon and gave in to the nothingness and slept 10 long glorious hours

Today Alice looked again into the looking glass emoticon emoticon
And saw hope, a glimmer of happiness, hope and love emoticon emoticon emoticon

Alice said to herself" I ought to know who I really am ". And she did. Because like you Alice is a winner and a fighter . Alice has a plan. She is back to eating healthy , and more important she is back to exercise . The stress and other issues are still there but Alice kicked them back in the corner where they belong emoticon emoticon emoticon

Alice may peek at the nothingness from time to time but Alice never gives up or in . Alice like you has insurmountable courage ,she's a fighter and a winner and today she is back to business emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hugs ,Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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MSLZZY 11/22/2014 8:43PM

    You must have really needed the sleep. Alice is happy now.

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SECTION1RON 11/22/2014 6:12PM

    We all have bad days. Today I got zero minutes of fitness as I was busy doing other things and my back was sore. The main thing is to turn the page and move onto a new chapter tomorrow. emoticon emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 11/22/2014 6:06PM

    yeah, one day won't unravel the whole thing.

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IRONBESS 11/22/2014 2:20PM

    Sometimes our minds and bodies just need a rest from everything. It's allowed! And a good sleep is magic medicine. I'm glad you feel better.
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JANTHEBLONDE 11/22/2014 2:19PM

    There's nothing like sleeping 10 hours to make you feel better! Today's a new day!
I hope your day is full of lots of love and happiness!
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GARDENCHRIS 11/22/2014 1:03PM

    we all have had days like this, hang in there, things have to get better.

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Great that you turned it around Joanne, some days are like that...the trick is to recognise you're having an "off" day, accept it and pull yourself up by the boot strings..


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GABY1948 11/22/2014 11:18AM

    Glad you got back up to FIGHT! YOU are SO worth it! This time of year seems to get a lot of people down! But this too shall pass....

Have a great weekend!

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Rock On

Friday, November 21, 2014

" Just Rock on and have you a good time." Duane Allman

Happy Aloha Friday!!!!!!!

Hugs , Happiness, and Healthy Living

  
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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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    Have a great weekend Joanne emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 11/22/2014 12:37AM

    Wishing you a great weekend too!

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    I'm rocking on and having a good time! I hope you are too! Have a fabulous Friday night! Hugs and love,
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IMAVISION 11/21/2014 7:36PM

    Right back at you --- hope that you have enjoyed your Friday & that you coming weekend is pleasant to the max!

God bless!

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Don't agonize Organize

Thursday, November 20, 2014

" Don't agonize . Organize . Florynce Kennedy

We are all busy people, We have spouses , children ,parents friends. There are engagements to meet , appointments to keep, people to see. Adding to this mess we are supposed to add exercise and healthy eating to the mix.

All this works out well if we organize and get our ducks in a row. I like to do this on Sunday . I have a rough draft as to my exercise routine. I check the weather to see what days I should be able to walk , if not I have to double my workouts .

I make some meals for the week ahead of time , I hard boil eggs. Make a crock pot of oatmeal, I might make a chicken and then a soup . Or a beef roast and then vegetable beef soup. I make sure all my veggies are pre cut and maybe frozen if need be.

Before Saturdays grocery shop . I check the refrigerator for an fruit which is on the verge of bad and freeze for smoothies . Veggies get put in baggies and also frozen for soups and stews. Oranges not to far gone go in the garbage disposal to help keep it nice.

In my workout room you may find a little clutter .I do know where my exercise tapes are and all my weights are lined up and waiting for me. My daughter takes everything a step further she has an actual exercise journal she uses stickers various colored makers to chart her progress . She writes out work out finished as well as planned . How much calories how far she went how many steps her heart rate and how she slept that night . She is way more organized then me.

The day before right when I get home from work I make my lunch for work the next day and place it in the refrigerator along with a full water bottle. The night before I lay out my exercise clothes and work clothes. I also I make sure I know what I am going to have for breakfast .

When I wasn't organized I be like what am I doing today and the answer was usually nothing . Now I am on my way to success most days . Please add your ways to get organized to the list .Hugs , happiness and healthy living

  
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CALGIRL80 11/21/2014 5:52PM

  while not quite as organized. I make a dinner meal plan weekly based on what is fresh and in season from our local farmer. I have a training schedule I follow. I have learned that the training schedule is key for me to workout. Great post

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LOVINGKATE 11/21/2014 2:04PM

  emoticon emoticon Being organized is important. When we plan, we can keep things in perspective. I don't feel I am out of control when I plan. I am retired now do to health issues but I still need to plan. I just feel better that way and my husband tells me to make lists also. I am doing better then I use to be on making the list but sometimes when I make a list it seems to grow and feel I will never get done. A catch twenty two. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great Friday.

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ISAKITTEN 11/21/2014 10:37AM

    thanks for sharing, being organized is so important

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NEW-CAZ 11/21/2014 2:47AM

    We're we separated at birth Joanne emoticon I'm another planner!!!

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MSLZZY 11/20/2014 11:22PM

    Organization makes life go smoother. I tend to fly by the seat of my pants and yet, it works just fine for me. Keep on Sparking and leave the agony for others.

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/20/2014 6:32PM

    I am so proud of you! I think you're doing fabulous! Thanks for sharing! I hope you're having a wonderful day!
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Be Quick

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

" Cross the river before reviling the crocodile's mother." Bill Tilman

Sometimes I talk about something, I can swear I am going to do it but I procrastinate so much that it never happens and I get myself in trouble. This almost happened today . I was going to walk after work. Right after work I said. Because the sun was still out.

Well first there was a fight to get in the house The husband and son were home locked in , and my key wouldn't work, The door handle is loose . I had to text my way in. lol Then there was a stop in the restroom, Then the computer was calling me , had to check my blogs here , check my mail , and check facebook to see what my daughter in college is up too. Right ? A likely excuse .

In between all that I had to see if I could figure out the results of my husbands visit to the doctor. He texted me at 10am to say he was still there and the doctor said to stop smoking. He has circulation issues in his legs. He was supposed to text me when he left. Instead he went straight home to bed because he had to work tonight also.
So when I got home I had to look for clues , as to what time to wake him for work . I found the truck parked in the driveway that meant he was probably home I found a doctors note that he was to return in 2 months so I figured he is okay. for now. So wake him at regular time 5 so he can eat and run out the door.

Then I saw the dog lease , oh my , my walk . a whole half hour had passed and I missed the sun. I had to shorten my walk which may have shortened my life by a nano second not good in my book , Plus all the stress from waiting and wondering about the doctors .
Don't let this happen to you cross that river before you upset that crocodile mother , before it is too late. Be quick. don't procrastinate, That is why I do my workout at 4am now right when I get up . Before life and distractions hit. Be Quick and swift and get er done . Hugs happiness and Healthy Living

  
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LOVINGKATE 11/20/2014 5:44PM

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SECTION1RON 11/20/2014 12:14PM

    emoticon Excellent job on a very hectic stressful day to still salvage some time for your fitness. It is so easy to procrastinate and say tomorrow I will do better. You took lemons and made lemonade emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 11/20/2014 10:20AM

    emoticon you did walk!

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NEW-CAZ 11/20/2014 2:56AM

    You still walked Joanne!! emoticon I hope DH is going to be okay hun, life has thrown too many things at you.


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JANTHEBLONDE 11/19/2014 9:08PM

    Sounds like you had a crazy day! I'm so glad you were able to get you walk in! I hope you have a nice relaxing evening!
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HOLLYM48 11/19/2014 7:37PM

    Yes, if only life and work and all the other things we must do in a day would not get in our way! You still got a walk in and that is the important thing! Hugs!

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MYAKAYAH 11/19/2014 6:49PM

    Well if you know you get distracted when you come in than best to have a regular workout schedule! I still prefer evening exercise though~

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