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I want a good life!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I want to have the best health I can have. I want to take good care of myself. Emotionally, mentally and physically.

I want to feel beautiful! I need to learn to see that I am, and always was, gorgeous. I need to be just as generous to myself with regards to my own beauty and worth as I feel towards others.

I want to be able to look at photographs of myself and see that my beauty is, and was, always there. It is not connected to the amount or texture of muscles, fat and skin hanging on my bones. I can see this so clearly in others, but at times it is hard to see this in my own images.

I want to have meaningful connections with others. I want my family to know that they are the center of my life. I want my friends to feel loved and well cared for. I want them all to be able to feel that, in spite of my need to retreat at times, I am still willing and able to be there for them. I want them to know that I appreciate every single one of them.

I want to be able to continue to do a meaningful job, and I want to do it according to my capabilities. I want my time at work to be efficient, and I want my workday to be done once I clock out.

I want to feel at peace with the fact that, since it is so important for my health not to get stressed, I may never be able to work a full-time job again. My worth as a human being never was, and never will be, determined by the amount of time I spend at work.

In my heart I know that I am trying to become the best me I can be. And this is not just good enough, this is downright amazing! I no longer need to hold on to feelings of shame. I won't allow others to shame me, and I certainly won't make their shame mine. Instead I will embrace and nourish thoughts and feelings of acceptance, love and contentment, both for myself and for others.

If you read this I want you to know that what I wish for anyone, me and you included, is love, peace, purpose, contentment and a sense of belonging in this world.

I hope we all will find this.
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TRYINGHARD54 8/29/2014 5:49AM

    me to !! great blog

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STRONG_SARAH 8/29/2014 5:03AM

    Beautifully written! I sincerely hope you get everything you want and more. I've no doubt that your family knows how much you love them. Thanks for sharing your lovely blog!

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LINDA! 8/25/2014 6:27PM

    Wonderful! You ARE beautiful, emoticon

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CHERYL_ANNE 8/24/2014 10:54AM

    ..."In my heart I know that I am trying to become the best me I can be. And this is not just good enough, this is downright amazing! I no longer need to hold on to feelings of shame. I won't allow others to shame me, and I certainly won't make their shame mine. Instead I will embrace and nourish thoughts and feelings of acceptance, love and contentment, both for myself and for others. ..."

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As an exercise, I replaced the word "want" in your post above with "will" ...

..."I will have the best health I can have.

I will feel beautiful! .

I will be able to look at photographs of myself and see that my beauty is, and was, always there.

I will have meaningful connections with others.

I will be able to continue to do a meaningful job. I will do it according to my capabilities. I will make my time at work efficient, and I will make my workday to be done once I clock out.

I will feel at peace. ..."

You WILL get there. I have faith in YOU!

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SINFULLYQUAINT 8/24/2014 9:01AM

    Beautifully said! I know you do lots for your Spark community and I'm confident that you're just as lovely and generous in the rest of your life :) thanks for sharing such uplifting thoughts with us, just what I needed to read this morning :)

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JAROL7 8/24/2014 7:27AM

    SP can help ... but only YOU can devise a good plan for you. I love my plan.

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LOJAKZER0 8/24/2014 6:34AM

    Nice!

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/24/2014 6:10AM

    Beautiful blog

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July plan

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Simple and short;

- Enjoy life!
- Enjoy nature.
- Eat mostly healthy foods.
- Move my body.
- Relax.

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HABITATVITALITY 7/4/2014 6:18AM

    I've missed you ! LOL emoticon

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STRONG_SARAH 7/1/2014 4:33PM

    Sounds great!

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CLARISSABOND 7/1/2014 4:50AM

    Great plan I think I'll try for a bit of the same.

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June plan

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Jeans are less snug, but I am not at my goal yet. Some of the strategies for last month did not really work out that great, I am not that good at tracking that consistently. Or nixing sweets completely. I've taken that on board, and plan to continue to lose weight despite this. So in June I will;

- Eat whole healthy foods.

- Move my body every day.

- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables in copious amounts.

- Eat sweets in moderation.

- Do something really nice for myself at least weekly.

- Do something really nice for my family at least weekly.

Happy June!

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HABITATVITALITY 7/4/2014 6:19AM

    Awesome, it is now July - you committed?????? I'm sure you are!! emoticon

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SOUL2SHINE79 6/23/2014 1:47AM

    Sounds like a fabulous plan!

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ENKSATSUMA 6/4/2014 9:11AM

    sounds like a great plan! You can do it :D

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HMBROWN1 6/4/2014 8:18AM

    Congrats! Thanks for sharing!

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    Simple and wonderful goals! Love the attitude emoticon

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Allergies.. Phew!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Last autumn I started jogging. It was amazing! Yes, at first I felt incredibly unfit. I was huffing and puffing along lobster-red in the face.. I had to take short breaks on nearly every bend in the road, and I was not really convinced this jogging thing was for me.

Even though I did not have a flying start, I decided to stick with it. And I soon found that I was able to jog faster, and in longer intervals. And I felt OK (sometimes good even!) during my jogs.

I am fortunate to be working in a building really wonderfully located near the waterfront and public parks. This makes me want to jog home, just to get a chance to enjoy the beauty and silence. This week was another sunny week. Due to more-than-usual stress at work (and meetings I figured I could not attend wearing my running gear) I had not been jogging for 2 months. But I figured, hey, I finally have time and energy (sort of). Let's jog!

Ugh. I now have learned that jogging and seasonal allergies just don't mix well. Just a couple of minutes into my jog I was huffing and puffing even worse than I was last autumn during my first jog in ages. And I was going slower. Once I got home I showered and soon collapsed on the sofa and slept 14 hours. Straight. Then woke up with itchy eyes, stuffy nose and a horrible headache.

So no more jogging outside for now. Not until whatever is bothering me in the air has cleared. Until then I probably should find an alternative way to get my heart pumping, but right now I am at a loss as to what this could be. I'm not a fan of indoor exercise..

At least I did manage to take quite a few pictures during my many, many breaks;


This is what greets me on my jog home! Started with a spring in my step, feeling as fresh as the breeze.


This little beauty was almost outshining the sun!


My jog-nemesis, the evil (but oh so gorgeous!) pollenizers!


Taken during one my many breaks..


And by this point I was dragging my feet the rest of the way home..

  
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LINDA! 5/30/2014 7:33PM

    Beautiful scenery and photos. Take care of yourself. Sorry that you are not able to jog at this time.

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NICOLETTEJJ 5/30/2014 8:56AM

    Love the pics; totally understand your plight; I have allergies too so I do indoor exercises. I love anything intense and difficult because its so rewarding when I master it. explore and see what you like. Hope you find something soon. emoticon emoticon

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GYPSYGOTH 5/30/2014 8:03AM

    Bummer! Sorry to hear of your respiratory troubles. Sounds like a clear message to find something else to do for the time being, indeed. Lovely pics though!



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