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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Unpleasantness at work is making this a very long week already....and it's barely Tuesday.


On the plus side, I'm eating oh-so-healthy steel cut oats for breakfast, a great choice if I do say so myself....on the negative side I didn't get remotely enough sleep and I feel crabby. Don't you wish you were still 3 years old and could get away with being crabby because you're overtired? Your mom would snuggle you down for a nap and when you got up all would be right again? Instead, being an adult and controlling oneself when you'd really just like to have a tantrum is so mundane.

At this week's dance class, I asked the following question "What's standing in the way of you being the best you can be?" Most of the ladies loved the question, but one (there's always one isn't there?) sent me a biting email the next day about how negative it was to assume that they weren't all at their best right then and how she doesn't think I was giving them credit and blah blah blah.

Um, it was supposed to be a question to get them thinking. If they felt at their best, they were welcome to say "hey, you know I feel like I'm at my best ever right now!!" But no one, including said complainer, said that. They mentioned ego, procrastination, over committment etc.

So here's YOUR chance. What's standing in the way of YOU being your best? and if you think you're at your best right now, go you! Say so!

Just don't gripe about how negative I'm being, LOL.

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SHEALUNA 5/19/2010 7:43AM

    I'm at that weird place where I feel, despite the recent knock in the employment department, I'm in the best place I've ever been. I feel GREAT! I know I'm rockin' it. BUT I also know I can be even BETTER. And as BETHGREINER said, the only thing standing in my way is ME, letting myself be controlled by fear... both of failure and success (I know. Weird.). But that's why I'm here. Workin' on it. :-)

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BETHGREINER 5/4/2010 12:33PM

    The only thing standing in my way of being the best is .....ME! But I'm here and working on it emoticon

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FITKAT2010 5/4/2010 10:54AM

    Not a dam thing! LOL LOL Actually I went with a battering ram last night and knocked the lot right down!

And you my dear?

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May Already??

Monday, May 03, 2010

Don't care what you 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 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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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.


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 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 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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