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Wednesday, January 09, 2013



Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein ~

Sometimes you have to change things up. If your tactics are no long working, something's gotta give. Time to add more exercise to my day or maybe increase the intensity. This plateau's gotta go!!!

I'm trying to get my hubby to go do some geocaching with me (GPS treasure hunt) on the weekends when it isn't so cold (I don't like the cold). I read about it in one of the SP articles over the weekend & it sounds so fun!! Here's a link to the article:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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We have a GPS that has a walking mode & when I searched for our zip code, I discovered that there are about 40+ "treasures" in my area.

For information on what geocaching is, how it works, & "treasures hunts" in your area, check out this website: www.geocaching.com/ . Doesn't that sound fun?

Today's thought:



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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/9/2013 9:35PM

    Sounds like fun, let me know how it turns out.

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/9/2013 9:30PM

    Geo caching is such a great family activity. I've gone a few times and today I was thinking about how I need to get out and do it again. It's amazing how many there were just in my little pocket of the world. Sounds like there's quite a number there to keep you busy for a bit too. Enjoy. Let us know how it goes.
Maria

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KARENLEIGH32 1/9/2013 5:29PM

    From what I understand geocaching is great! My nephew takes both his children to do it, but I'm with you I would need to wait for warm weather. Hate the cold!

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CINDYAST 1/9/2013 3:32PM

    My husband and I got into geocaching a few years ago. It's amazing how many places we've been to through geocaching that were in our area that we'd never heard of before. We've also done some when we've gone on vacation, but found that's a lot more difficult if you don't know the local landmarks to get you to the starting points. We even put out three caches ourselves. It is fun! Enjoy!

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LISAN0415 1/9/2013 2:32PM

    That sounds like lots of fun, let us know how it works out! take a camera with you!
Lisa

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BIGPAWSUP 1/9/2013 11:27AM

    Have fun with that. We were supposed to go once with friends (we don't have a walking GPS) but it got cancelled. Sounds fun.

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SUSIESLIM62 1/9/2013 11:04AM

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GIRLINMOTION 1/9/2013 9:44AM

    Geocaching is a great family activity. I have a friend that is really into it. When we went camping last year she made a list of all the ones in the camping area and we all went. Lots of fun.

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/9/2013 9:35AM

    That sounds like fun. I will have to check it out. I think my girls would really enjoy something like that.

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LEVELPATHS 1/9/2013 9:20AM

    No way! 40 in your area? I'm gonna check this out! :-)

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KIWIANN 1/9/2013 9:14AM

    Geocaching is on my "to-do" list, too! It does sound like great fun!

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MLH148 1/9/2013 7:08AM

    I personally have over 30 caches I have hidden. It is so fun. And, it's not what's in the caches-- it's the journey. Through it we've found great trails and state gamelands we go to again and again. It is so fun. Don't start with micros. Start with bigger ones til you get some "caching sense". One was hidden behind a reflector in a bowling alley parking lot - an hour hunt in a not great place. I prefer a big ammo box after a mile hike! Some people hide ones and like it if there are lots of DNFs (did not find). Makes feel smart. My caches are easier to find. I want people to go to someof my favorite spots. Have fun!

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LABRATIAM 1/9/2013 6:44AM

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/9/2013 6:16AM

    I used to LetterBox ... it's a lot like Geocaching except without the GPS. Soooo much fun ... you get outdoors, you get exercise and there is a point to it other than exercise. Enjoy! I hope he goes with you!!

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MARYJOANNA 1/9/2013 5:50AM

  Life is always changing, and if something doesn't work out go at it in another way.

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DAWN14163 1/9/2013 5:40AM

    Geocaching is a great fun way to discover the local area! Have fun!
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COCK-ROBIN 1/9/2013 5:35AM

    Wonderful!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/9/2013 5:35AM

    Wonderful!

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OTEN36 1/9/2013 5:32AM

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Treasure hunting sounds like a blast.
I should know by Sunday if I have to change things up a bit.
This plateau's gotta go!!!
I can't say I'm on a plateau but "live in fear of the next one" if that makes any sense.
Right now I just don't know how to squeeze anymore exercise into my already long day.
It will have to wait for my day off. I'll put thought into it between now and then.
have a great day.
dee

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NCSUE0514 1/9/2013 4:46AM

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How to love your life. :-)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013



I appreciate my life so much more as I strive to live a life of gratitude. Times are still hard, but I can deal with whatever may come so much better when I practice gratitude on a daily basis.



We have so much to be grateful for & there are so many things we tend to take for granted.

Today: Count your blessings.

P.S. Thanks so much for all your suggestions for sleeping better. I'm still in a bit of sleep deficit, but I slept so much better last night. emoticon

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Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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WILSON1926 1/9/2013 6:40AM

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YOU INSPIRE ME.
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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/8/2013 5:26PM

    Such a positive reminder. Thanks. Where do you always find your beautiful posters?
Maria

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MATTEROFHEART 1/8/2013 11:57AM

    Thank you for the reminder today!

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1EMMA2011 1/8/2013 10:42AM

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/8/2013 10:04AM

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GIRLINMOTION 1/8/2013 10:02AM

    We are all truly blessed. Just waking up in the morning is a good start of gratitude.

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KIWIANN 1/8/2013 9:03AM

    That to-do list is perfect!! You, and your uplifting blogs, are definitely on my gratitude list!! emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/8/2013 8:58AM

    Thanks for the reminder. Need to do this more.

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LIFEISPURRFECT 1/8/2013 7:52AM

    I have started, before my feet even hit the floor in the morning, to mentally think of 3 things that I'm grateful for. I find when I do that, my day is so much better. Thanks for the reminder that we are truly blessed in our lives.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/8/2013 7:45AM

    And blessings to you!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/8/2013 7:45AM

    And blessings to you!

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TDEMAIO2 1/8/2013 6:07AM

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MARYJOANNA 1/8/2013 5:18AM

  What a list of things to be thankful for. We are so blessed in this country and we sometimes forget that!

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/8/2013 5:15AM

    My list is so long ... I'm so glad you are on it!!! emoticon

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EDITOR 1/8/2013 5:10AM

    Ah, yeah! Without a gratitude attitude we dwell in an inferno on earth. God is great and greatly to be praise. If we shortchange Him of thanksgiving, we come up deficit for the day.

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OTEN36 1/8/2013 5:07AM

    Glad your feeling better.
Have a great Tuesday.
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LEVELPATHS 1/8/2013 4:48AM

    You rock too! :-)

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Insomnia! Aaarrrrgggghhhhh!!

Monday, January 07, 2013



I haven't had insomnia in years!! Not sure why it decided to show up last night, but boy am I tired this morning. Of course now I feel like I could sleep. emoticon

Sooooo, today is probably going to be pretty rough. My job is very detail-oriented & if I'm tired or distracted, I tend to make more mistakes. emoticon

I don't usually drink that much caffeine, but I think today I'm going to need it to get through the day. Oh well, what can ya do? I'm just gonna roll with it. emoticon

Today, I leave you with this thought:



Be yourself!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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PUNKADOO 1/9/2013 2:48PM

    Insomnia is the worst - I have had it for years. I wish you better luck tonight!

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LISAN0415 1/9/2013 2:30PM

    Try some Meltaonin at night, it really helps not just to fall asleep but to stay asleep.

My favorite is from GNC called "Dreamweaver" it has Melatonin, Valerian root and Magnesium, all good to help us sleep.

Best wishes!
Lisa

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CINDYAST 1/7/2013 6:22PM

    It must have been something in the air, no sleep here either. Take care of yourself and go to be early tonight! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 1/7/2013 11:24AM

    Caffeine may help you for the day, but be counter productive for the evening for sleep? Do you have lots on your mind that may be keeping you awake? Have you been having other forms of caffeine and not knowing it?

I like being myself, there is know one else out there that can do it! It can be a challenge at times, but someone has to do it, might as well be me, lol.

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LEVELPATHS 1/7/2013 10:38AM

    Thanks for blogging today! :-)

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OTEN36 1/7/2013 10:02AM

    Wishing you a good day!
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COCK-ROBIN 1/7/2013 9:04AM

    I hope it gets better for you.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 1/7/2013 8:29AM

    I didn't sleep much either. Looking forward to catching up tonight! emoticon

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SACHABEE 1/7/2013 7:50AM

    Same thing happened to me last night. I usually get it once a month... Hope your day goes well. Happy Monday! :)

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LIFEISPURRFECT 1/7/2013 7:39AM

    Sorry that you had a rough night. I regularly suffer from insomnia so I can relate. Instead of drinking lots of caffeine, may I suggest that you chug-a-lug the water today. Caffeine may help a little but, I find that if I'm hydrated throughout the day, I'm not as sleepy. Good Luck!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/7/2013 6:49AM

    I'm so sorry you didn't get enough sleep. It is really difficult to get though a day like that. Wishing you luck, just be VERY careful if you have to drive.

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TDEMAIO2 1/7/2013 6:02AM

    emoticon just think you GREAT your going to sleep tonight emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/7/2013 4:55AM

    I love the thought you left us with ... very timely. THANKS!

I didn't sleep much last night either so I'm genuinely sorry that you didn't. May tonight be our night to sleep with complete bliss. emoticon

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TCANNO 1/7/2013 4:34AM

    Oh that is bad news. When I was working I could sleep in my chair at lunchtime to help catch up. With luck you will sleep tonight.

Have a good week




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Crabgrass or daisies?

Sunday, January 06, 2013



I'm a daisy person. How about you?

In fact:



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And did you know that:



So today, remember to:



Let's grow some beautiful daisies!!



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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WILSON1926 1/9/2013 6:41AM

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MLH148 1/6/2013 7:50PM

    Gteat thoughts. Thx

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CINDYAST 1/6/2013 6:34PM

    I LOVE daisies! Isn't it amazing how you hear one thought and it's reinforced by another person? This is what our pastor's sermon was on this morning, only he said being a light instead of daisy. Same idea though. I love the multi-colored daisy at the end! Blessings!
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GIRLINMOTION 1/6/2013 4:12PM

    Thank you so much for always being so refreshing to a day and bringing daisies my way.

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OTEN36 1/6/2013 2:14PM

    Love all the flowers....where is spring?
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    Beautiful!

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KIWIANN 1/6/2013 8:59AM

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/6/2013 8:37AM

    Thank you. And just so you know, Daisies happen to be my favorite flower. They seem so innocent and pure. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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WATERDIAMONDS 1/6/2013 8:37AM

    I'm looking for every positive post I can find this morning, so thank you so much for posting this one.
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Depressed, anxious, or at peace?

Saturday, January 05, 2013



I've been depressed, anxious & at peace, but usually on separate days. emoticon

This quote is so true for me. It's been tough, but I have learned to be more at peace on a regular basis. I used to be the biggest Type A personality & perfectionist you have ever seen in your life. My blood pressure was always a little on the high side. I would be devastated if I made a mistake on anything & I rarely had any peace in my life. I was my own worst critic.

As I've gotten older (not that I'm that old -- I'll be 45 in April), I've given myself a break. I'm not so hard on myself anymore. I make a mistake, acknowledge it, learn my lesson from it & then move on. That also helps keep any depression at bay.

Jan. 4 was the one-year anniversary of my lumpectomy. One year cancer free!! WooHoo!!! After I finished all of my treatments, I decided that stress was probably one of the contributing factors because I would get stressed about anything & everything.

One of the hardest things for me to learn was to say that two little word "No!" I was constantly "overbooking myself." I have learned to rest more, spend a little more time on me -- for the good of my health -- & I have learned to chillax (as the kids say these days) & smell those sweet-smelling roses.

Today's challenge: Chillax (chill out & relax), practice saying "no" in the mirror & stop to smell the roses today (go do something fun). Life is so short, go enjoy yourself from time to time.



You all are amazing!! Thank you so much for keeping me motivated.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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BIGPAWSUP 1/6/2013 9:00AM

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/5/2013 11:53PM

    It's interesting how loosing our health for a short period or more permanently can help us gain a different perspective. Before my illness years ago I would get asked by colleagues how I dealt with the stress and I wondered what stress? I look back I now know I was surrounded by stress but didn't know it. Being able to do so much less I had to prioritize the important things and it's helped me chillax regularly.
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MATTEROFHEART 1/5/2013 9:31PM

    Thank you for sharing. I, too, have lived in all 3 of these places at different times in my life. The latter is where I am now and a great place to be! I have even learned to be at peace during my weight loss efforts and it has made it so much better! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!
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CINDYAST 1/5/2013 7:09PM

    emoticon Congrats on your one year anniversary cancer free! emoticon Enjoy you time "chillaxing"! Need to do more of that myself! emoticon

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KIWIANN 1/5/2013 5:44PM

    "Chillax" is a great word - it is going to be my motto for this weekend emoticon
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PAANDRUS 1/5/2013 5:42PM

    So VERY true..all of it! Enjoy your weekend!

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MATER88 1/5/2013 5:18PM

    Just what I needed to hear! Isn't it funny that things come when you need them?


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GODS_TEMPLE 1/5/2013 3:10PM

    I read someplace, a very long time ago:

"95% of the things we worry about never happen, and we can't do anything about the other 5%, so it doesn't do any good to worry."

I've tried to live by that 'rule' ever since.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/5/2013 11:40AM

    Yes, congrats on your one year anniversary!

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LIFEISPURRFECT 1/5/2013 11:10AM

    Congrats on you anniversary! One of my goals for the new year is to learn to chillax (I love that word!). I tend to obsess over the littlest things and it's not getting me anywhere! Thanks for the reminder to slow down and enjoy the day.

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1EMMA2011 1/5/2013 11:09AM

    I appreciate this today - I am a hard core recovering perfectionist - who now has tried to transform into wise. Funny how the ones closet to us can sometimes cause the most stress - well for me anyway. Progress not perfection.

Sending you big big (((hug))) and we can do it!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/5/2013 10:47AM

    Right on! Always great quotes.

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/5/2013 9:29AM

    emoticon on your 1 year emoticon anniversary! And on learning to relax and be at peace. Getting older does have some advantages!

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TDEMAIO2 1/5/2013 8:51AM

    BIG emoticon to you emoticon I like the chillax :D ME too...

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/5/2013 8:11AM

    Wonderful! You have reminded me how important "me" is. I too tend to overlook my own needs and pleasures while trying to do everything and be that perfect person. The sad truth is, is that I do all of that just trying to prove it because I am not perfect. This year I will focus on me. I will smell those roses. I will enjoy obtaining my health. Yes, we will make mistakes. Because we aren't perfect. This year, no matter how old we become - we can still have some fun.

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