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halfway losing steam, and now what?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

today is day fourteen of the 28 day challenge. I feel totally demotivated. sitting around watching NCIS reruns and thinking a good housecleaning might chase away this funk. being disorganized really drains the energy like nothing I know.
Battery on the car halfway replaced. procrastinated but the old one is out. Might as well keep the new one warm until tomorrow since tonight will be another cold one.

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JIBBIE49 1/18/2009 4:03AM

    emoticon I would have always done well working with a cleaning person who would have kept me on task.

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cal girl's featured spark page: I'm too sexy for my fat..

Friday, January 16, 2009

That's my tune today. It's Friday, I feel lighthearted and if I start humming to myself, people will know I have lost my mind. That fact was going to come out sooner or later.

I have quite the collection for a new mp3 mix, from just this week's journaling! It's been a good week. I like to review each day in the morning thinking what will I do differently from yesterday. I used to get focused on a single item and beat myself with it, but the sessions are getting shorter, to the point that they taken on a different character. It feels more neutral and objective.

A first grader told me how he stopped worrying yesterday - he thinks about something else instead. I plan to take his advice.

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    Good advice from the first grader. Stop worrying. It doesn't change anything and only makes us feel worse.

You are in a good mood:)

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JIBBIE49 1/16/2009 5:05PM

    Yes, I like his NO worry technique.

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great article illustrates my dependence on caffeine

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I saved a fav about caffeine before exercise restricting blood flow. ZOIKS!
Last weekend I hiked in the cold and chewed caffeinated gum up the dang mtn, because I get panicky about headaches when I miss my afternoon cup.

Apparently caffeine during exercise shows that circulation to the heart is not as good when you are hopped up on caf (and that's me - woody woodpecker) now I have to wait to get to the summit or high point of the hike before I get to indulge in my gummy joe. Motivation!

I am not giving up my caffeine.

I am not giving up my caffeine (no, please!!!!)

This is my scheduled moan from dietgirl's advice blog....WAHHHHHH!

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MAWMAWBLONDIE 1/18/2009 7:10PM

    Caffeine....gotta have it. Never restricted me from doing anything and enabled me to do plenty!

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LOEGAIRE 1/15/2009 8:55AM

    I gave up caffeine for nearly two weeks recently.

Then my family and co-workers got me in an intervention...

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JIBBIE49 1/15/2009 8:39AM

    That is your choice. I've never been a coffee drinker, but I SURE was addicted to drinking COKE.
emoticon I've probably told you already about how as a child in the hot summer, when we'd go to town with my father and be "good" he'd take us in the AIR CONDITIONED tavern and buy us a coke and chips. I'd get quarters to play the Juke Box and my father would laugh and talk to the local men. I still remember him laughing, as he loved to tell jokes. I so associate drinking Cokes with that wonderful time, so they were a COMFORT food. BUT, I quit them about a year and a half ago, and it was a Witch getting off the caffeine.
SO, enjoy that gum. emoticon

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adaptive tandem skiing

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I had the opportunity to experience adaptive skiing today and it was spectacular. It was a bit cold but worth seeing the view from another's perspective. Suppose your muscle planning, control, anxiety, physical strength, balance or ability to learn prevented you from skiing. Would you let someone strap you to cart, get scooped by a lift and ski your cart down a mountain?

What motivation does it take for that courage...decreasing isolation & deprivation of participation, desire to live deeper - aren't these all basic human yearnings?

What have I done to achieve my goals with courage?
Have I given trust to the people that can help me?

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JIBBIE49 1/14/2009 11:50PM

    Sounds SO fun. emoticon

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sleep is a goal, how AWESOME IS THAT?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Nero is fiddling, the empire is burning and I am prioritizing sleep. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY! THIS PLANET! THIS LIFE!

I am going to bed and getting 7, eight would be better. Life is good. I woke up this morning and after two weeks of trying to prioritize sleep, I actually did it.

Tonight will be hard. I just watched a shootem up flick, drank a lite beer, which went to my head , entered the last of my snackies and it seems clear to me, that everything I achieved today went better because I was rested.

It's like ice cube sang, it was a good day, even if my mom doesn't cook my breakfast for me.

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LOEGAIRE 1/14/2009 10:47AM

    I need to talk to you about how you prioritized sleep! I never get enough anymore... 4-6 hours a night during the week, but then 10-12 hours a night on the weekends... Consistency is NOT one of my virtues!

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WILLBOYWONDER 1/14/2009 7:02AM

    I have plans to go to bed early, but things get in the way. Even when I lay my head down and drift off to sleep, some knucklehead calls me waking me up. But that's not all the time. I'm usually the knucklehead that keeps me up most nights. LOL

I got up this morning feeling sluggish vowing to turn in no later than 10 pm. Lets see if I can do it. . . although my favorite tv show is on at 10, Law & Order.

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JIBBIE49 1/14/2009 3:11AM

    I can't believe how long it is taking to load SP today. WOW, must just be overloaded.
Got a lot of Newbies to support. Plus, I guess the BOOT CAMP videos are running as well.


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    This is by far my hardest as you can tell by my post times! This is harder than eating right or exercising. I just wrote about it today in my Community Journal. Guess the only way we can conquer this one is to just do it. If I stay in bed long enough, I will eventually fall asleep.
Yes, it's a whole different day when you've had enough sleep the night before. Everything is better. So why is it so darned hard to get enough rest consistently? Tell me how you conquered this one:)

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