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Bustin' through the week

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Last night I went to bed thinking that I would wake up late this morning, and take a half sick day to catch up on some sleep. But I decided to set my alarm for my typical 5:00 wake up.

And I woke up at 5:00. Without hitting snooze.

Last night I didn't want to go to the gym this morning - I thought that my body could use a break.

But this morning I went to the gym, and my body is thanking me.

It seems like just DOING something and not thinking about it too much is a good thing sometimes. Had I thought about my choices too much, I probably would be on my way to school with a half day, feeling bad because I didn't go to the gym. While I ate breakfast, I wrote in my journal. I love to "talk out" my decisions in my journal. I drive Brad up the wall with my decision-making. Typical Libra that I am, I take FOREVER to make a decision, and I weigh every single side of the issue before I choose. Sometimes I just throw up my hands and say "___ it." But I'm getting better at that.

When I got home from the gym, I flexed my biceps for Brad. Luckily for me, he is always humoring me by feeling my muscles. He was impressed that he could see my muscle line (we call it my "voop") through my cardigan. It's a good day.

Tonight the painter is coming to go over final estimates and everything. Then it's the project start! Things are moving along swimmingly. We set three big pieces of furniture out with the trash yesterday - a very big step in getting the house ready!

Off to get my lunch ready and head out...

Happy Groundhog Day!

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RUNNINGWILD 2/2/2012 11:16AM

    hehe, what Anne said!!

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    YAY!!! thank you for once again, inspiring me today!!!

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CFMOSS 2/2/2012 8:16AM

    Oh well....I on the other hand have chosen to stay home from the gym today and rest although I have a long list of stuff that needs to be accomplished and over which I have procrastinated. Have a good day.

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{WARNING} Lots of exclamation points!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Goooooooood day!

- Woke up early and had a great run!
- Drank lots and lots of water!
- Had a delicious dinner made by my honey!
- Stuck to the lunch eating plan - didn't snack during the day!
- Packed my lunch for tomorrow!
- Tracked all my food!
- Had a great meeting with my principal - I had a really fantastic observation. She noticed little things that I never thought about much, I just do. It's nice to be appreciated and noticed!

Time for some hot tea and some head rubs!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/1/2012 8:17PM


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KATZABELLAMAMA 1/30/2012 11:45PM

    It is nice to be appreciated!

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RUNNERRACHEL 1/30/2012 9:47PM

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MARIAGRACE111 1/30/2012 9:35PM

    WooHoo! Fantastic! Rock on!

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    It's a great day!


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    Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Overwhelming Sunday

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I know I've blogged about this before because it's a constant issue for me. I get myself totally overwhelmed with a project and don't do anything at all. We are getting the house ready to sell (for real this time!) and we're at the part where we get the house painted. There is a lot to pack up and move in the house to get ready. We decided to hire someone to paint the house. The conclusion is that we would be fighting like crazy if we decided to do it ourselves, and having someone come in will make it that much easier and that much quicker.

Got to the gym this morning for some leg and shoulder strength training. It was tough! But I'm definitely feeling myself getting stronger.

Eating was pretty good today, too.

Off to get some water and make a to-do list...

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RENLA6991 1/30/2012 9:07PM

    I totally know what you're going through! I'm in the last stages (finally!) of prepping the house for sale. I meet with a Realtor tomorrow, and hope to have it on the market within 2 weeks. I don't know if I'm more excited or scared at this point! Good luck to you & your hubby!

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CITYZOZO 1/30/2012 6:50AM

    way to get to the gym.. we are so much the same.. we hire our friend to paint and another handyperson to do the guy stuff my guy gets grumpy about... it is worth every cent you will find.. zo

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BILLALEX70 1/30/2012 6:48AM

    I feel your pain...literally. We're preping our house for sale as well. My back is so sore from moving things that it hurts to breathe. If I can sell the place quickly then all of the work will be worth it.

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CAMROLA 1/29/2012 6:50PM

    I'm the same way! Don't get overwhelmed b the big pic... One baby step at a time & map it out.

Good for you for getting to the gym & getting in a workout. That will help keep you sane with everything else going on!

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RUNNERRACHEL 1/29/2012 6:44PM

    Good job getting exercise done! Good job on the eating too!

What if you break the project into smaller, more manageable steps and give yourself a break or reward each time you complete one of the tasks? I got this idea from another sparker. She wrote a blog about it you might want to check it out.


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Saturday, January 28, 2012

So today we got down to business. I started packing up some stuff getting the house ready. The painters were here, and when they give us an estimate, we're going to schedule the painting. It's so exciting!

Not much to say tonight... didn't make it to the gym today, but I did a lot around the house and I was too busy to eat poorly. Drank lots of water...

- drink water!!!!
- leg and shoulder strength training
- work on the house a little bit more

Have a great night!

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RUNNERRACHEL 1/29/2012 12:10PM


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BILLALEX70 1/29/2012 9:03AM

    I was with Suezette...thought you'd picked a new race to run.

Getting home repairs/work done is exciting as well.

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RUNNINGPFUHL 1/29/2012 8:30AM

    YAY!! Fresh paint!! I love it!! This reminds me, I need to paint! LOL

Good for you - you're staying on track!

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CFMOSS 1/29/2012 8:00AM

    Onward my friend....onward:)

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BOBBYD31 1/29/2012 12:33AM

    love to have fresh paint, feels like a new home

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ETTEZEUS 1/28/2012 10:55PM

    Ha! I sen Hm and thought I was going to read about you running the HM at JASR. I was really excited..... You faked me out....LOL

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Oh chips, why do you tempt me so?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tonight I ate a whole bag of chips. In the car. On the way home from the grocery store, which is less than a 15 minute drive. When I got home, I crumpled up the bag, popped in a mint, and acted like I hadn't eaten anything. "Yum, dinner sounds great!"

Well, I didn't eat a whole lot of dinner, and Brad knew something was up (so he tells me) because I didn't ask him for something to eat when I got home. I didn't tell him I ate chips. Not until about five minutes ago. And he's so good... he doesn't get mad at me, he doesn't tell me anything bad, he just gives me a hug and says "thank you for telling me." And we both knew that I *had* to tell him or else I'd get in the habit of sneaking food and that would not be a good thing.

So my conscience is clean and I can go on with my evening.

We are having a painter come in tomorrow to give us an estimate on getting the interior of our house repainted. I know it's been a while since I've talked about it, but home improvements are taking place and we're getting ready to put the house on the market! I don't think it's going to be a quick thing, but it's back in our minds. Yahoo!

The drywall is fixed, the piano is tuned, the siding is done...

I've been keeping up with my morning writing. It's been wonderful. I even started writing whenever I feel stressed or overwhelmed, which happens more than I thought. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing, I just think I happen to get overwhelmed easily. Writing is a way that I can deal with that - I can sort my thoughts and figure out SOMEwhere to start so that I don't look around and see a million things that need to be done. Writing has even helped me admit some things that I didn't want to admit. Some positive, some just kind of "huh" things. I am easily overwhelmed, I am a total introvert and love being alone, I am happiest when I get lots of sleep, lots of water and lots of exercise... it's amazing what I learned about myself when I just took the time to listen!

It's time to drink a bit of water and do some cleaning. I took a long nap this evening, so I'm kind of awake. I'm not going to stay up super late, but I'm not really ready for bed yet. I think some cleaning will take care of that.

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CAMROLA 1/28/2012 5:27PM

    My trifecta is salt, carbs (and vino!). They can break through the strongest of willpower! All is not lost, and it's just one day. Keep making good choices, and focus on all the good stuff. There's so much of it in your life!!!

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STLCARDSFANS05 1/28/2012 1:02PM

    i feel ya spark sister!!! salt and grease and wine are my weaknesses hands down

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BE-THE-CHANGE 1/28/2012 11:53AM

    I did that last night, too, but didn't tell anyone before now. I paid for it, though, I felt sick all night long and now I am exhausted today. Think I may have learned my lesson...

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/28/2012 9:40AM

    Wow, it's almost weird to know I'm not the only one who eats a bag of chips in the car right after the grocery store. I feel tons of shame about it and have never written about it on Spark (until now!) or told my husband about it!

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BILLALEX70 1/28/2012 9:29AM

    I feel your pain. I've done that plenty of times and the only person I'm cheating is ME.

Have a great weekend!

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    I have done the same thing. My bf usually has no clue, cuz he is not home that much. It has been weeks since I have done this and I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I now go to yoga after work. Now I drive a different way home so I am not tempted.

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KAYECAN 1/27/2012 11:03PM

    To bad you didn't read my last two blogs about how I got rid of junk food. It might have saved you on your way home from the store.

Been there....been there....will probably be there again. But we learn a bit more about how to handle those situations each time they occur. You are blessed to have a hubby that is understanding and you can be honest with. And I agree, writing is a good outlet for our feelings. I do the same.
Good luck to you!!!

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JUSTBIRDY 1/27/2012 10:46PM

    oh, live and learn

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