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Monday, January 12, 2009

As I get back into the spark lifestyle, I find music and lyrics are frequent associations with events of my life. Today as I ate breakfast and reviewed my weekend strengths and pitfalls, I found myself thinking of Sinead Oconner's song about divorce.

I can remember many declarations of last(as in "that's the last...), and I don't necessarily like that thread of thought. Still it helps to look at last in the context of an "era" and not a specific behavior (in case that behavior recurs, I don't want to spin out of whoops-control).

So this is the last day of my engagement with a way of thinking about myself. I am divorcing that part of me, and tonight, I sign the papers. It will be done, and finally that part of my life is over.

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    Interesting concept. I like this idea. As WILLBOYWONDER wrote, divorce is not easy. This is doable. Happens everyday. So we say good bye to this part of our lives that we are divorcing and move on to new opportunities. Intriguing thought.

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WILLBOYWONDER 1/13/2009 8:22AM

    I am the same way with music. I listen to it and can easily relate to it, either for myself or for a friend or family member.

You have a great attitude. We all need to divorce unhealthy parts of ourselves. That's hard to do....but divorce is not easy. Let us all challenge ourselves, stretch ourselves. I always believe that we will never change until we start doing things that make us uncomfortable.

Good luck.....Congratulations on the divorce!

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JIBBIE49 1/12/2009 4:55PM

    It is like all those sayings like "You can't sail to a new port without pulling up anchor, etc." Great. Adventure is ahead. emoticon

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Winter hiking!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Climbed a mountain today with a new friend. We did not make it to the top. It was 3pm and decided to err on the saide of safety. It was a thrill, but somewhat less by not hitting the medallion to be able to say "another 4k summit notched on my belt".
I am pretty satisfied with myself, my effort and the knowledge that I will go back.
That in itself is an sign of growth of health for me.
life is good!

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    You gotta have snow in your mountains. Smart thinking to stay safe. Way to go on the climb.

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LOEGAIRE 1/12/2009 9:37AM

    Good for you! Both for the hike, and for having the sense to turn back when you needed to.

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JIBBIE49 1/10/2009 9:55PM

I'm not dealing with any cold weather, as we live in Pensacola, Florida and it has been in the 60-70 range for the last week. We have mentioned it is STRANGE since this is the week of the year, when it gets down to about 20 and has been a low as 5, back in 1985. SO, not sure what is happening, but we had some rain today and that was all. Hope there aren't a lot of tornadoes north of us, where the warm and cold air meet.

Have you read the book "INTO THIN AIR"? It is a great book, about his tragic climb of Mt. Everest. emoticon

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sing this to PFurs "we love you"

Friday, January 09, 2009

I'm singing this to my workout today..

i'm in love with fitness
i'm in love with spark people
i'm in love with the words that scream
we are so ready, we all dream
i'm in love with NH Sparkers
“2009 is mine” challenge

i'm in love with fools like me
i'm in love with doing the twist
i'm in love with the bodies that scream
when we do Nicole bootcamp scene
i'm in love with close wall pushups
oh yummy bicep curls
i'm in love with my Spark blog
i'm in love with the café board
i'm in love with the whole darn scene
i'm so in love, you know what i mean
i'm in love with recipes and articles
all that stuff that goes
wham on my bad habits

i'm in love with the potassium
i'm in love with high fiber
i'm in love with my internet
they're so in love with you and me
i'm in love with my inches as they fall
i'm in love with shopping city dreams
i'm in love with real men
they go through the
air for oxygen
love is just a car like you
that turns so blue and turns so blue
no blue cars will run my world
no playboys will black my word
i would walk a million smiles
for one of your miles bob
stop stop stop stop stop stop stop
we love you we love you we love you
we love you we love you we love you
we love you
The Psychedelic Furs We Love You lyrics

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midnight reflections

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I took a nap and am for once watching Letterman. Soon I will head to sleep and will know that I can finish this bootcamp in a continuum of possible results. Sometimes I psych myself out with grand dreams without the work. As I settle into the work in little steps, I hope and expect that I will be able to begin the next level of dedication to health goals, making my consistency in the process.

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JIBBIE49 1/8/2009 4:33PM

    Oh, I adore David Letterman. He is just THE most wonderful person. emoticon

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Sham wow!

Monday, January 05, 2009

I am watching tv and was momentarily taken my the irritating nature of the sham wow commercial. Reminds me of SCAM WOW, the high fructose commercial in which two peri-pubescent teenage boys are supposed to convince us of the innocence of eating HFCS, get this


There is no easy way to figure out who is the sponsor of the message, because they don't recognizably id themselves.

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LOEGAIRE 1/6/2009 8:06AM

    Corn syrup probably isn't any worse than regular sugar, but HFCS?

If the two boys can't think of any reason why it's bad for you, they haven't done any research at all...

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JIBBIE49 1/6/2009 6:31AM

    I suppose it is the CORN growers.

It probably isn't bad for us, if we didn't drink 2 Liter bottles of Coke per day, which I use to do for years. My triglycerides were 1200 at one time. All the doctor did was laugh and say "Well, that is no surprise when you live on sugar." Mine are down to 350 now, and will get better, because I will see to it.

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