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Feeling Very Peaceful This Morning

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I am in a very good place mentally and emotionally this morning. I think the decision to get enough sleep is really making a difference in my overall mood. I have not set the alarm this weekend at all. When I go to sleep at night I make a conscious decision to sleep until I am done. It has helped me tremendously. Of course, I can't do this during the week, but I did end up taking two naps this past week and that also seemed to make a difference in my ability to focus and concentrate on my school work in the evenings.

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MSLZZY 9/14/2014 5:57PM

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APRILRUSSELL3 9/14/2014 3:30PM

    It's amazing what a difference sleep can make. Good job on getting your rest.

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    awesome sleep is the best thing you can do for your body people forget this emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I Lost a Pound!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I have no idea how that happened. I have been stuck at the same weight for quite a while now. One pound up. One pound down. Back and forth between the same two numbers on the scale, but somehow or another in this past week I managed to drop a pound. I am one pound below the lower of those two numbers that I have been seeing for quite a while. I am very happy about that. Maybe the plateau is about to end.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 9/13/2014 9:30AM

    The plateau is in your rear view mirror

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Tried a New Food Today

Friday, September 12, 2014

I went to Panera Bread with a friend today and decided to try one of their new menu items. Chicken Hummus Power Bowl. It was amazing. Not only was it a tasty choice, but I am pretty sure it was also a very healthy choice. I would definitely recommend it.

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/13/2014 9:02AM

    so glad you faced a fear and tried something new and healthy It's my daughters favorite place and when she returns from college we will have to try it . sounds great

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Still Adjusting

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I am still adjusting to being back in school. Long nights and busy days. Sometimes I just need a nap. That's what happened to me yesterday. By the time I left work I was exhausted but I still had errands to run and school work to be done. I decided that the best thing I could do for myself was to take a nap. After the nap I felt so much better! I was able to focus and do what I needed to do. I got much more done than I would have if I had tried to bulldoze through the evening without taking a nap. So glad that I was able to make taking care of me a priority.

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MSLZZY 9/12/2014 6:22AM

    Naps are the body's way of dealing with stress. You are still overwhelmed but that should settle down and you will have better days.

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MARTYLYNN1 9/11/2014 12:31PM

    Hopefully you will adjust soon. In my 30's I worked full time and went to school too so know howyou feel. Be sure to take some time for you.

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Cooking is Definitely Not My Thing

Saturday, September 06, 2014

I don't know if anyone will relate to this post or not. Cooking is definitely not my thing. I don't enjoy it. I am not good at it. And I really appreciate all of the people who are really good at it and enjoy doing it.

Well, one of the things that I have tried in an attempt to occasionally have a good home-cooked meal without having someone else prepare it for me is Dream Dinners. Several of my friends have bragged about it, swear by it, and used it for quite some time. So, I tried it.

I have definitely decided that some of the meals are worth it and some of them are not. It's just that whole trial and error piece that is difficult for me. Last night's dinner was one of those that was definitely not worth it. I actually stood in my kitchen laughing as I attempted to follow the directions and have a result that looked similar to what I was supposed to have. The good news is that it was edible and I learned from the experience that I will not be making that particular item again.

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INSPIREDSOUL 9/8/2014 4:41PM

    It's hard, but worth finding those gems. emoticon

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MSLZZY 9/7/2014 11:01PM

    Trial and error but at least you tried. HUGS!

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/6/2014 6:36PM

    don't try so hard . some things are so easy to make start there . I put salmon in a pan sprayed with pam and a lid cook on low. Then take another pan add a little olive oil and garlic put on high when garlic starts to sizzle add greens , spinach , swiss chard , kale , put lid on . after two minutes stir good put lid back on cook for one more minute done. you may have to lower temp. a little so it doesn't burn . Lastly get some brown rice or wild rice in a bag boil or microwave ,done. add a salad . emoticon and you will know what's in it

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MARTYLYNN1 9/6/2014 12:51PM

    Good luck with your cooking endeavors!
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ATGOALWT 9/6/2014 9:32AM

  I owned a business for 30 years and ate out most of the time. My mother was not a cook so I never learned. One day I took up cooking and I never looked back. I am not a great chef but what I like about cooking your own meals is that you cook for your taste. Prepared meals may not be seasoned the way you like it or they may make the vegetables too soggy for your taste, etc, etc.

I'll cook a stew and have enough for the next three days so I'm not in the kitchen cooking all the time. With YouTube I've learned a lot by people like me who are not professional chefs.

If these dinners are not working out for you, you can prepare some meals and freeze some so you are not cooking all the time. You want to enjoy your food.

Good luck to you.

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