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Finally Friday

Friday, November 11, 2011

This has been one long week. Super extra glad it's Friday.

Some good, some crappy stuff this week. Not enough sleep. Good on exercise, okay on food. Mood continues to be sorta low.

Had inspection by property management...and was sent a rather snotty note that the teenager's bedrooms were "unsanitary", the kitchen floor wasn't clean and I have 14 days to remedy this and then have another inspection. My first tought was...yeah, I didn't get the kitchen floor mopped but I didn't think you'd ding me for it for pete's sake! ..but the kids rooms? Seriously, "Unsanitary"? No they weren't magazine perfect...but there was nothing gross in moldy dishes or mountains of dirty clothes. I'm sort of confused by the whole thing. Not to mention it just makes me feel TIRED. Yes, I really wanted to have ANOTHER inspection...oy vey.

That's my week in a nutshell. Woo.

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TERRYT55 11/12/2011 4:08PM

    My mother-in-law used to have inspections like that and always dreaded them. I'm sorry you are subjected to it.......

I had to smile at Beckysrn's comment......isn't that the truth!

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KELLYDRESCHER 11/11/2011 11:58AM

    Was this an inspection they let you know about in advance or did they surprise you with it? I always hated things like this because they came when I had the least amount of time to prepare.

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BECKYSRN 11/11/2011 10:21AM

    Don't they know that teenager's rooms are ALWAYS unsanitary? That the definition of teenager bedroom....

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Busy busy busy

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Made the 7 hour drive to Boise and then back again over the weekend to teach a workshop and dance in a show. A lot of time in the car. I am grateful to say, I did NOT eat my way to Boise! I did have a snack on the way home...trying to stay awake for driving more than anything, but I didn't go overboard by any means.

Back at home, I have SIX peices of music that must be choreographed ASAP. A new private student starts tonite, a new teen class starts tomorrow night, on top of an already busy schedule.

Goals have been hit and miss, but not because of loss of drive. Back "on it" this week and we'll see where we go....

and daylight savings time is kicking my butt. When you naturally wake up at 4:30 and all of a sudden 4:30 is now, yeah. To my SP peeps that might be thinking "is she even reading blogs right now?" um, no but I will be!! I'm thinking of you...and I'll be around to check on you shortly.... :)

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DEGENNAN 11/8/2011 1:02PM

    I haven't been blogging so you haven't missed any of mine, but I just wanted to check in on you and I'm glad to read you are all sparked up. Also, kudos on making that 7-hour drive and not snacking or overeating the entire way. That is definitely something I struggle with and I have my own 7 hour drive coming up the weekend after next. I will try to think of you and making healthier choices. Thank you for the inspiration, and good luck with all that choreo!! emoticon

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A happy accident...

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

So I've told you about my new way to get more water. Every time I get up from my desk at my VERY sedentary job, I get a cup of water from the water cooler. That leads to more restroom trips, which means more cups of water as I pass the cooler. Even tho they were only 4 oz cups I thought hey, I'm getting more water it's good.

They are 8 oz cups. I had no idea, LOL. Here I am, 47 years old and a baker and I didn't recognize what was 8 oz. This is funny, it's good news (twice the water than I thought I was drinking!) and it is a huge testimony to my portion distortion problems.

It inspires me to start measuring some of my food again out of curiousity - how much am I REALLY putting on my plate, because obviously, I think things are smaller than they really are....

Interesting and funny thing I've learned about myself. Week goals: So good.

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KATCHAGIRL 11/2/2011 5:34PM

    Oh... THAT is AWESOME!! :) Now... don't cut back on those cups just cuz you found out they were actually 8 oz's!! ;) Keep on drinkin'!

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DEGENNAN 11/2/2011 2:27PM

    That is a funny story, with a good ending emoticon Also, all those extra trips to the bathroom must burn more calories, right? Measuring my food was one of the best things I got out of SP. Even though I am not doing it anymore, I think I have learned to eyeball the correct portions a lot better. But when I want to lose weight again come January, I am sure that I will go back to measuring. It's really very effective!

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TERRYT55 11/2/2011 10:58AM

    Good for you....more water AND more steps! I have the same problem with disposable cups.......thinking they are smaller.

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KELLYDRESCHER 11/2/2011 10:00AM

    That is a happy accident! Best wishes with measuring out the food. The first few times hurt, but it gets so much easier along the way!

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November Goals

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

October sure flew by! Here it is November 1st...time for new goals....

Continuing with my keep it real, keep it positive quest, we have:
1) Spark points: October was 867. That's an average of about 27 points a day. Goal for October was 1000. November goal: 1000.

2) 10 minute exercise streak. Not happening well right now and I want to fix that. It's 10 minutes fer pete's sake! November goal: 10 min 5x a week. (this makes my internal Super Goal Setter (SGS) fidget. She wants it to be evry day! She wants it to be like 30 minutes every day! she's yapping in the back of my head about how that ain't enough! I'm telling her to shut up.)

3) Food: I actually accomplished a lot in this area over October. For the most part, I'm back on the food plan from the doctor last year - 6 small meals, low-glycemic to fight my insulin resistance. Breakfast, lunch, and early snacks are working well...evening is the chronic problem area. November goal: Get my evening meal and snack into the low-glycemic range.

4) Water: Since the beginning of October I have added a pretty consistent 4 glasses of water a day. I'm going to aim for 2 more. November goal: 6 glasses of water a day (SGS whines that why can't I just go for the gusto???? Again, she can just shut up).

Okay, that's it for November. No 15 point list of stringent rules and goals. No reaching past the stars to the next galaxy. Do-able, reasonable goals.

Last night was Halloween and I did something i have never done in my adult life: I chose not to buy candy and I just kept my porch light off. My daughter went with friends and came home with quite the bag and I said "keep that in yer room, will ya? I don't want to see it" (she is 17 and typically after christmas sometime she will throw over half of the candy away. She apparently did not inherit my crack-like addiction to sugar because that concept (not eating it and thowing it away) is just plain foreign to me, LOL). Once I start, I cannot not starting was the goal....and it worked.

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DEGENNAN 11/1/2011 12:00PM

    These are totally do-able goals - good for you on ignoring Halloween and also in ignoring your SGS emoticon

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SHEENADEE 11/1/2011 9:19AM

    Great goals!


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IAMFRANSGIRL 11/1/2011 8:18AM

    I love your goal setting strategy! This was (is) a very hard concept for me.We should introduce our super goal setters and maybe they'll leave US alone!

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What I did right yesterday...

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tracked every bite that went into my mouth, the good and the not-so-good.
Drank water.
Did something for someone else (worked on knitted cap for friend starting chemo).
Was kind to my partner (she's depressed...brought home a funny card AND fixed dinner).
Took time for me.

Not going into what could have been different...for today, I need to focus on the good because it would be way too easy to beat the crap out of myself for the not good!

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SINABUNN 10/30/2011 11:03AM

    Love the attitude! It's so easy to beat ourselves up and ignore all the positive things we accomplish. I'm proud of ya!

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ARGUSMOM 10/28/2011 12:23PM

    It really does help to focus on the positive. And it sounds like you're trying to make sure that you bring positivity to others as well. Good Job.

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IAMFRANSGIRL 10/28/2011 11:41AM

    Wow! You fit so many great things into your day!

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TERRYT55 10/28/2011 11:40AM

    So happy you are focusing on all of the things you did right yesterday! No beating yourself up! Hope you count all the thing you'll do right today too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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DEGENNAN 10/28/2011 11:12AM

    You did SO many good things emoticon

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