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Monday, November 12, 2012

In my planner I wrote that I was going to run today, but I didn't. Well, I ran errands, but didn't get any miles in. I had lots on my list to do!

Good things:
- kept to the eating plan
- drank all my water
- almost finished cleaning out my closet room!
- am making lots of headway with organizing - I'm going through the house a little bit at a time and really cleaning stuff out. What makes it easier is that stuff has been packed away for months, thinking we were going to be moving soon (still looking to rent out our house!)

- get up early to go to the gym. On some days, my life revolves around waiting for a sub phone call. I *could* have been at the gym this morning, but instead I was waiting for a phone call. Ugh. I need to make ME my first priority!

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CFMOSS 11/13/2012 6:38AM

    Here's to a good day - phone call or not; running or not. You're doing great anyway.

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ELSCO55 11/12/2012 9:41PM

    you were keeping busy

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JANLINO 11/12/2012 9:40PM

    Congrats on doing the good things. :-)

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

I have been so busy today cleaning stuff out. At the end of the summer, I packed up most of my stuff in anticipation of moving. I didn't really go through it, just packed it up. Now that I have time, I am re-sorting through that stuff and getting rid of things I don't want or need. It was actually kind of good packing it all away, I realized that I have lots of things I can live without! I have lots of stuff ready to give away, and I have other things that I'm going to repurpose into something I can use. I have a bunch of old pins - I hate to give them away, I got them as gifts, so I am going to find some ribbon and make bookmarks out of them.

Last night one of my girlfriends had a prom! We all dressed up and had a prom party. It was so super fun! I can't wait to see the pics.

Did pretty well with eating this weekend... ate too much junk last night, and I really felt it this morning. There was lots of flour-y stuff there; hubs and I have been off the processed food (for the most part) and I can really feel a difference in my tum when I eat it. Amazing.

Not much else to report... time to straighten up a bit before hubs gets home.

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CRAFTINWIFE 11/12/2012 12:25PM


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CFMOSS 11/12/2012 7:28AM

    packing and sorting are a bit challenging at the best of times - good going to keep going. Prom with the girlfriends sounds fun! Glad you have those times of laughter and fun.

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Crafty pictures

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Today was one of those happy/sad days. I was a sub for 4th grade learning support, and I had some of my old kiddos. I love seeing my old kids. One of the girls had an old yearbook from where I used to teach, and I almost lost it in front of her. I miss my kids so much.

I did really well with eating today. There was a baby shower at the school where I was subbing, and all kinds of treats were on the faculty room table. I didn't eat a single one at lunch! Instead, when I was done with my lunch, I got out a piece of gum and drank some more water. But what's funny is that I didn't feel like I had to tell myself a gazillion times "don't eat the treats. Don't eat the treats." Instead, it was *almost* a natural reaction. I'm feeling so good and I just don't think I want to *not* feel good!

My crafts have been coming along really well! I am working on some fish for the humane society - here are a few.

I've also been really getting into making cards. I did a birthday card and an engagement card for a few friends.

I started a running list of projects I'd like to do; if I don't keep a list, I end up buying everything in sight at the craft store! And while the hubs supports me doing my crafts and actually likes to see what I do, he also is keeping me in check with how much I'm spending on it. I have a few home projects on the list - recovering some lampshades, spray painting some old lamp bases, and making some tea towel pillows.

Off to drink some water and work on my cards!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/11/2012 3:49PM

    Very nice!

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BILLALEX70 11/9/2012 10:05AM

    Grand job on the crafts!

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CFMOSS 11/9/2012 6:55AM

    nice crafts - i did cards for awhile (still occasionally) and know that it is good to have someone to help you control spending - there are so many cute stamps out there and stuff to add on and to decorate and ...... Keep up the good journeying and a hug to you as well.

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HDHAWK 11/8/2012 9:49PM

    Good for you for staying away from the treats! Cute fish!

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Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

This morning I had my swim class - I was the only one there. I feel a little silly being the only one there, but I paid for the class, so I'm going to go! And I got good feedback from the instructor, although having other people there pushes me to go a little faster. Oh well. There is one more class next Wednesday; hopefully some more people will be there!

Eating has been pretty good today. I need to keep drinking my water, but i haven't been eating everything in sight. Hooray!

For the rest of the night:
- pack lunch for tomorrow (I am subbing)
- drink my water
- work on some more catnip fish
- put fitness/nutrition articles into my binder
- organize a shelf/drawer or two

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CRAFTINWIFE 11/7/2012 6:51PM

    emoticon goals!

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LAINYC 11/7/2012 5:05PM


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Fall back!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Today I was at Target to pick up some stuff, and what do I spy but the Christmas decorations. Christmas music was playing, and the entire back corner of the store was decked out in glitter and fake snow. I'm not sure how I feel about this. There's a part of me that really likes it, but there's another "shoot, let us have Thanksgiving!" part of me.

This Christmas is going to be very different for me. I don't have a job, so I can't just go out and buy crazy gifts for everyone. I won't be able to buy the same kind of gift for the tree at my gym (we pick a name of a child and buy them a Christmas gift). But I feel like I'm prepared to still enjoy this holiday season, maybe even more so than usual. I spent a good part of the day working on some catnip fish to take to the local humane society. They aren't the most beautiful things in the world, but there are good intentions behind them. They are really cute, anyway. I had some fish-patterned fabric sitting around - thought it would make a cute cat toy.

I made some return address labels, I framed a picture for my mom, I put some new glass in a frame that was missing glass for MONTHS, and I made a fireplace reflector - I glued old CDs onto some foam core and stuck it in the fireplace. I have a string of lights in there, and it looks really really pretty. I'll get around to putting some pictures up...

I'm feeling calm, and I'm feeling successful as far as working toward my goals. I've been diligently keeping a food journal, and while I don't put it on Spark every day, I have it written down to enter once a week just to keep tabs. My workouts have been consistent - I even went for a run today! I've been drinking tons of water. I feel naked without my water bottle by my side.

I didn't get a phone call for subbing tomorrow... it would be nice to have the day to finish some fish and get some more cleaning up done.

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/5/2012 9:12AM

    It is crazy how Thanksgiving is overlooked and many stores are gearing up for Christmas!
Great that you have been getting so much done. It is nice to be productive. Great job on keeping up with your workouts!

You are doing a fabulous job. Keep moving forward!

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BEACHY_KEEN 11/5/2012 8:18AM

    It sounds like you are truly embracing the season. It's amazing what a feeling of peace can come over you when you don't focus on the material things. I love that.

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CFMOSS 11/5/2012 7:56AM

    Lots of good things. It's particularly challenging at the holidays when finances drop substantially and you can't do what you used to do. But, there are things you can and are doing. Last year my daughter and I took on the challenge to find the perfect gift on an extremely limited budget. Our true successes - blazers (really nice ones) and ties for my husband and son - it was our treasure hunt or a needle in a haystack - Found!

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