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May Already??

Monday, May 03, 2010

Don't care what you say...as I get older, wow does time FLY by!

So March was my birthday month and I was pretty focused on health and consistency. I achieved good things in March...and then April was sort of so-so. Now it's May already? Sheesh.

I'm picking up the slack again for May! Here are a few of my goals:
1. Lesbian Cafe May Challenge...the LC challenges are awesome and I'm committed! Let's do this thing!
2. Tracking, tracking, tracking.
3. I want to bust my highest SP Point record - THAT will keep me on SP!
4. Focus on low to no processed food. After only a short time of doing this, I ALREADY feel better. THAT'S inspiring to keep going.
5. Exercise. wearing my pedometer, and actively CHOOSING to work out daily.

Rather than the slug I've been lately, LOL.

Those are my May goals. What about you? Tell me even just one goal you have for May? YOU inspire me....so tell me already!

  
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CNICH11 5/3/2010 7:28PM

    WooHoo!! You are pumped! which in return gets me pumped! I believe you have found the secret and that is making realistic goals for yourself and taking one day at a time! One of my goals this month is to stay on the nutrition tracker, I need to spread out my calorie consumption, and focus on different foods so that I don't feel as though I'm eating the same old thing day after day. Have a great day!

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KATCHAGIRL 5/3/2010 7:19PM

    Great goals to work toward! I wish you ALL the very best at achieving each and every one of them! emoticon

A couple of my main goals are to continue working out, but work on looking forward to it more than I have been as of late and to at least have ONE night with no alcohol and at least one other night with 1 - 2 ONLY.

My biggest weight loss challenge is my drinking. :( If I could cut that out, I would loose weight in no time. ONE DAY AT A TIME!

Have a GREAT rest of the week and keep up the good work!

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TGIF

Friday, April 30, 2010

This was not a perfect week - but good and bad mixed together = Life, eh?

The good:
I began being aware of what I put in my body in terms of: Is this as close to the natural food version I could be eating..or is this so processed that it barely resembles food any more?

I had time (make that I took time) to read some great novels and rest. Given that everyone including total strangers have been telling me "you look really tired" - that was probably a necessity.

I was painfully reminded of my lack of perfection, LOL. While I usually have self esteem issues as in POOR self esteem, occassionally I get too big for my britches just like everyone else. The universe took note...and took action.

The less than good:
Work trauma. Nuff said.

This weekend: A BBQ at a couple we've recently made friends with....some quilting, and hopefully yard work and some long doggy walks.

what are YOU doing this weekend? I really do wanna know...

  
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VB_SOCO26 4/30/2010 12:19PM

    This is a great blog. I never thought ot break out my week by acknowledging the good and the bad. This inspires me to start just that! Have fun at youre BBQ!

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SAPPHIRE983 4/30/2010 11:49AM

    It is pretty interesting when you start paying attention to what you are actually eating!
This weekend I am laying in bed; I have gout, so no cardio for me! I feel handicapped and this really sucks.

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What's that in my food??

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

At lunch today, I went to Safeway. I didn't want to do a restaurant or fast food and I didn't have time to go all the way home.

What an eye opener. Besides looking for calories/carbs/fat - I looked at what was really IN there. Was this as close to the whole food as I could get?

I wasn't even trying to be organic or anything ... just wanting to put REAL food in my body, with as few processes or additives as possible.

Again, what an eye opener. I ended up with a turkey sandwich on whole wheat - no mayo, but it had tomato so that was okay...a few nuts...some snap peas/carrots.

I picked up item after item...either thinking "oh this can't be too bad" or just curious...and I left the store pretty shaken by what I'd seen.

There's not a lot of "food" in the "food" I've been eating for a really long time. Needs to be a lot more paying attention on my end, apparently.

And....because the Universe is wise....I got my solution to dealing with the "dim" person who is making me crazy.

I DID SOMETHING STUPID AND EMBARRASSING.

Yep, my patience has just increased 10 fold. Being reminded of MY humanity did the trick LOL.

  


I'd rather be....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Quilting. Or Sleeping. Or reading my new book....

but instead I'm clocking my time at work. It's slow....so it's sometimes a struggle for me. I'm good when we're busy...not so good at busy work. Funny how the week after a short work week (and a lovely 3-day weekend)....seems to literally drag.

Been a very contemplative morning. Thinking about people and situations in my life...how we act. How we treat each other. Our interesting little quirks.

When I was younger....My thinking was very black and white. Right and wrong....good and evil. That has changed a lot..and I'd like to think I've become more compassionate.

But sometimes, finding that compassion isn't so easy. People are annoying...and rude. Sometimes, frankly stupid.

My dad had no patience for stupidity...and it wasn't a characteristic of his I liked. He made snap judgements of people and once made up, his mind wasn't changed. As I get older... I find myself sometimes being like him in ways I don't like...and lately through situations in life...I'm thrown in for many hours a day with someone who is just not the brightest bulb in the box. Dim would be a kind adjective.

Outside...I'm being as patient as I can. Inside - I'm ugly.

Saying the serenity prayer. LOL. Other ideas appreciated.





  
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KRESONNA_SUE 4/28/2010 9:55PM

    Inside and outside is making your life, your reality so to speak. Is there any room for being wrong? Is it possible that the "ugly" thoughts are judgements that need to be questioned?

How does this all play out in your eating and or exercise programs? Are you treating yourself with respect? Are you staying on program? Or are you acting the dichotomy of your mind out in your actions of self abuse using food and lack of exericse?


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Gratitude

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I could have gotten sucked right down the depression drain today....

I'm tired of parenting - teenagers are a pain in the butt. I'm on my third 16 year old girl...and she is wearing the last bit of patience I had right out. Money is yet again...or is that still?.... a problem. Work stress is hanging in there at about 70%....down a bit from "this job is going to be the death of me" but still higher than is good for me. My partner is struggling emotionally and needs a lot from me right now.

It would be easy to slip into feeling bad mode. Focusing on the negative mode. Instead, right this minute, I CHOOSE to be grateful.

I'm grateful for the 16yo's obnoxiousness....because she has some heavy-duty health problems and yet...she's still able to be a typical annoying self centered snot head of a teenager. That's sort of fabulous, when you think about it.

I'm grateful for the job that's turning my hair gray....er, grayer....because it pays well and has excellent benefits, and I can make a difference here.

I'm grateful for the partner who is struggling...because she is the love of my life and through her, I have learned so much about myself.

I'm grateful I have as much money to move around as I do, because it could be a lot worse.

I'm grateful for my body, in all it's disrepair...because it carries me from one day to the next, one experience, one goal, and one moment of precious life to the next.

Gratitude is my mantra for the day. What are you grateful for? enquiring minds must know...

  
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A_BELLE 4/28/2010 6:58AM

    You definitely have the right attitude!!!! I struggle parenting a 2 year old so I can't even imagine what a 16 year old must be like! And I'll keep you and your partner in my thought and prayers. You are very lucky to have each other to love and support!
Hmmmm....what am I grateful for today? I'm grateful that my little 2 year old dictator has the health and energy to keep on doing what she does....also, she's probably keeping me young! I'm grateful to have the opportunity to go back to school and that my hubby has been so supportive. I'm grateful to have a home with beautiful spring flowers that bring me some serenity when i'm FREAKING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the blog. I needed it today emoticon

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KRO-BAR 4/27/2010 3:08PM

    I'm grateful for the wonderful awesome people in my life who have supported me through good and bad!

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KATCHAGIRL 4/27/2010 11:33AM

    VERY POSTIVE Blog!! emoticon THANK YOU for posting it and keep that attitude goin'!

I'm grateful for MANY MANY things, including this blog, but most of all, I'm grateful for being alive today.

Have a WONDERFUL day NOREGRET!! emoticon

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ONETEXASCHICK 4/27/2010 10:28AM

    this was very inspiring. today i am grateful you posted this blog it remeinded me that even though everything may not seem great when you look at the big picture it is. thanks

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