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I hate it when life gets in the way

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What a wacky week....I see a pattern developing here. One good week, one bad week, one good week, one bad week. Somehow, life keeps getting in the way of my efforts to keep my dates with myself. Self sabotage?

Last week, very good with the new game plan of 10 minutes a day on the TM until Thurs, when I started to feel rundown and a cold coming on....thus I took it easy and no TM...Friday was a kid day and I was still feeling icky. Sat - worked til 12:30, birthday party 1-3, ate dinner, another girls night out party 6:30 - time there. Sunday...recoup in the morning for and hour then raked leaves for 2 hours, then soccer, then dinner, then baths...Monday, kids again and den outing, Tues raked leaves all day, Wed worked and took kids to doctors for checkups....I swear to heaven above, that the headcold paranoia killed the streak on the spot. CRAP!!!!

The result (include bad food choices and social drinking to the above list of nuttiness) was 3.5 pounds. I know, I know...up and down...up and down. But it really blows when you see your scale go up one pound at a time and you still don't stop the chip from going in your mouth, even though you know better. CRAP!!!!

Oh well. I can't sob into my Fiber One toast for too long. Back in the saddle for the billionth time. This won't be the last time I write about this either, I'm sure. Sure as heck hasn't been the first time! LOL

Today's fun is a sick pathetic 4 year old going to the office with Mommy to lay on his grandfather's couch and watch TV while Mommy tries to get work done. Good thing today is a short workday for the office. AARGH. There goes my 10 minutes again. Maybe before the kids get home from school I can wedge it in.

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TRECECOOKS 11/15/2008 6:42PM

    When you can do better, you will. As will I. I can sing along with your entry today!!

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IAMLION 11/14/2008 7:48AM

    Oh Anne!! I'm on that up and down, good intentions train with ya! I had a great week and then I didn't make it to the gym or do too good w/eating & drinking since! I'm going to get a running start and try to hop back on again!
Take care of yourself and your sick little one!

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OAKBORN 11/13/2008 7:48AM

    What comes to mind is: Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans...

Sounds like you have everything going on... and being sick is truly a monkey wrench. However that is the time that you MOST need to take care of yourself!

Keep trying to shoehorn in your exercise. Also perhaps take stock of exactly how much time you have taken for just you lately... there might be a pattern there?

Just remember you are an important priority in your life!

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The New Game Plan

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Everyone once in a while, we have to reassess and see what works and what doesn't.

RIght now, because of life...the 30 minute workout thing is not working out as planned and my strength has been interrupted by my stability ball getting popped by my cherubs playing outside with it, thanks to my lovely darling hubby, who wanted to keep them occupied outside. Love them!

So on Monday, I worked out on the TM for just 10 minutes and got off. Told DH last night that I wanted to go on the TM for 10 minutes again, but got 20 minutes in instead, and then got off. I'm actually running during those times, increasing the time at each session. It honestly feels good and I now know why people run. The endorphine rush is very nice...not exactly orgasmic and not tipsy, but close to why not continue - what's not to like! Not too many things can make a girl weak in the knees! ROFL!!

So that's the plan. I can squeek in 10 minutes a day...and if it goes up because of time availability, then that is great. I'm trying to focus on it as stress management, and the 10 minutes and other things will help me out there.

And today, I am buying a new digital scale - the spring is shot on my old one and I keep playing guess what weight you are irritating!! I get it set up just so, then the 2 yo moves it and then I'm back to square one!

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VANESSAANN83 11/6/2008 7:35AM

    I'm sorry, but I couldn't help but to giggle at your little game name "...guess what weight you are today." Ha ha. I hope you love your new scale :)

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IAMLION 11/5/2008 9:14PM

    emoticon sorry I am laughing about the ball! Those husbands, aren't they something!! Whatever keeps the young ones happy!!
Wow! on the running! I have never liked running, I really hate it!! But I will slip it in when I can! Now I see why so many people run, they must get the same effect from running as you do! Wish I did!
Great job to fitting in the exercise as you can!! emoticon

oops, emoticon I apologize for being long winded on your spark page!

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OAKBORN 11/5/2008 8:11AM

    Do what 'cha gotta' do!

Running is hard but great! Welcome to the new tennis shoes club!

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Remember to breathe

Monday, November 03, 2008

Sometimes we forget to breathe...we take on stresses that really should not be stresses, but happy fun stuff, and make them into...stresses.

So today is a day when I sit back and breathe.

Everything is fine and good. It's time to decompress.

That's the plan for today.

Track some exercise and yoga...and breathe.

And smile.

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IAMLION 11/4/2008 7:57AM

    I agree, I have been having a lot of stress lately and I find it hard to breathe! I find that I am taking short, shallow breaths and I long for the deep, cleansing breath! I'm still working on it! But I am smiling a bit more often so hopefully the good breathing will follow soon!

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OAKBORN 11/3/2008 10:34AM

    There you go! Connect with the Universe/God/Your Chosen Higher Power and BREATHE!


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Busy week = no TM = crazy mom

Sunday, November 02, 2008

That was my life in a nutshell this past week. So busy with my nephew sleeping over from Tuesday night to Friday night (that's 4 boys in tow) with Halloween and church and Den meetings and holiday parties, homework and soccer practice, slean out the camper, etc. etc.

I hate those weeks. By the time work ended yesterday, I was draggin' ass - big time. Came home - told DH I was done and wanted to pass out right then and there, when son #1 took a header over his handle bars and split his lip. Drama ensued (he's fine) and then things finally calmed down enough for me to have a power nap. Son #3 had a fever on Tues and Wed too, so I was on the night shift with him. All that lack of sleep put the exercise on the back burner because at that point - sleep was just more important to function properly.

I'm stilil recouping (I think) because that paragraph above is just so out of sorts wacky....too foggy to fix it! LOL With everyone milling around, it's hard to think too! Ahh the pitter patter of little feet! Well, at least the little guy is feeling better and leaving me alone now!

It's a tracking day here - busy mom = no tracking mom. I'm making it a priority today to get things more under control with Sparking too. I need to use this site, especially when things are crazy. So that's what I'm going to do. It keeps my focus. So that is that.

But right now...I need more coffee...this time change had my kids up at 4:30 this morning. fun fun Where the heck is my coffee?

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IAMLION 11/2/2008 3:05PM

    Busy, busy, busy!! It's enough to drive you nuts at times!! I remember those days when my girls were young. Seemed like I would never get a stress or drama free moment to myself! It will get better, I promise. As they get older you will get bits and pieces of sanity time to yourself. Hang in there girlie!

Glad to her your sons are fine! Bumps, bruises, cuts, fevers and illnesses are no fun!!


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OAKBORN 11/2/2008 2:38PM

    Oh my goodness you poor poor dear... we can go to Akron and I can hire a handsome man to pat your hand and say 'poor poor dear' for two weeks while you are sitting under a nice shady tree (this is a reference to the movie Harvey w/ Jimmy Stewart).

I hope your son is okay! It's so scary when they are leaking red stuff or otherwise hurt in a way you know you need help with! (I do understand!!)

I'll keep you in my prayers for sanity and centeredness!


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Research study - Something interesting

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I read an MSN article about what men find attractive about females this morning and had to post this because it is just too good not to share!

When You Don't Starve Yourself
Something to celebrate: real proof that guys don't wish we all looked like runway models. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin showed men from twenty-somethings to octogenarians several line drawings of female body types. When they were asked to pick the most attractive, their across-the-board first choice was (sorry to annoy all you naturally waif-y types!) the curvy, medium-weight figure. To Devendra Singh, the psychologist who ran the study, these findings jibed with the basic tenet of evolutionary psychology: We are driven by ancient instincts to survive and reproduce. Subconsciously, men know that our curves signal health, youth and fertility. They're worth keeping!

I love that stuff!! Great feel good shows to watch too - How to Look Good Naked and What Not To Wear. Nothing like keeping this in perspective!!

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VANESSAANN83 11/3/2008 6:00AM

    VERY cool. I posted a blog about this long ago, with the actual picture of the women to chose from. I hope you got to see the picture, because the medium sized girl IS the most attractive...and that's quite an eye opener. Thanks!!

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IAMLION 11/2/2008 2:54PM

    My husband told me that's the first thing he noticed about me, my curves! When I gained weight after we got married and then started to diet and exercise he told me to make sure I didn't lose my butt (as if that would ever happen! Even at my smallest 120 lbs. my badonkadonk was still there!)
Thanks for sharing that article!! Helped make my day!

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OAKBORN 11/2/2008 2:27PM

    Great post! It jives with what my DH always says... "Models look like boys with peaches in their pockets."

Funny story: One time when he was in Chicago, the hotel he was staying at had a teen model convention and he REALLY wanted to go to the local McDonald's and buy a bunch of gift certificates and hand them out and tell them to go get something to eat.

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SHADOWPUP 11/2/2008 12:34PM

    Certainly a nice contrast to what we usually read about models! Thanks for sharing :)

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LADY_DONKEY 11/2/2008 7:48AM

    Yes, but what do women think of other women? To me, that is more important than what men find attractive. I would rather be envied by women than admired by men. Hmm, now there's a quote!

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