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The furnace kicked on for the first time this season...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quick snippets... Saturday I had a great tramp through Pioneers Park. Those Lincolnites who participated in the Buffalo Run? The grass was still tramped down.

Saturday night my son dragged me to a theater event of a boxing match... yeah, the one that was in the news. It reminded me of my age... I came THAT close to falling asleep.

Sunday I lapsed on my program... tired, cold, and probably not getting enough calories for the exercise levels I was putting in... so I overdid in the other direction. I've been "recovering" ever since, back solidly "on program".

Two weeks 'til surgery... and doing fine without the supplements.

  
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CRACKERMOM 9/23/2009 9:38PM

    turned our heat on Tuesday afternoon
it's cold out here in the western part of the state

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Autumn mornings bring out the spring...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Make that they bring out the Spring in my old dog's step. First I thought she was going to freeze me to death by stopping to sniff. I knew I would be moving so only work a t-shirt, no sweatshirt...

Then the autumn air kicked into her doggie brain, and it was like ten years dropped off her doggie age and she was pulling at the leash, eager to keep moving... all the way through the couple of miles.

I love this time of year and how it rejuvenates my princess of a huntin' dog. And me.

  
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SMARTIEBEE 9/19/2009 6:11PM

    isn't it great what these wonderful dogs can do for us! On days when I don't run, sometimes the only thing that gets me going is taking Sammy for a walk!

Shirley


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Been silent, while busy...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I was off the grid over the past weekend, while attending my son's US Army Reserve "Yellow Ribbon phase I" event. I walked, and walked, and walked on Saturday... through a gorgeous park in Topeka Kansas, and later mall-walked there as well. This was followed by a bunch more walking around at a meet and greet.

Sunday was mostly sedentary, but I had to hop on the treadmill when I got home just to shake out the after-effects of the growing reality of his upcoming deployment. I'm trying to focus on getting a full night's sleep all week long, and that means maybe not doing as much blogging and site activity.

I'm still here, still trying to keep to a pattern of healthy self-care.

  


And after venting... it's gone!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thanks to all who gave me a supporting shove yesterday after my whine about motivation and "what's up with that"? Funny thing, but even writing the words, like journaling on so many topics, helps put the feelings in perspective and get a body back on track. I highly recommend it, folks!

What started as a "blah" unmotivated day turned into a pretty good one. I hopped on the treadmill in the evening and tried a different setting. Changing up a routine does help with boredom issues.

As for the emotional stuff? Back on center track. Onward to good attitudes, and good days!

  
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VSWINGLE 9/10/2009 7:28PM

    Congratulations! Sounds like you're on the right track again.

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Where did THIS come from?

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I'm looking at my motivation which seems to be flagging a bit.

Yesterday was a fine day on program... I got up early and walked for 30 minutes on the treadmill before work. I left work on time. I did my resistance training in the evening. I stayed within my calorie range.

OK, I did stay up just a little later than I would prefer, but still got some solid z's in. So, physically, I was doing things good for me.

Emotions? That's one of my weak points... some folks will probably point at the letter from my ex that arrived yesterday and my response to it: knee-jerk reaction was to provide the assistance he requested. But that's not all I did! I went on to beat myself up over his situation. What's up with that?

What's up with that is that it tends to put me in the "unworthy of self-care" mind frame. Bingo! A real motivational buzz-kill.

So, today: remind myself that I am worth caring for, independent of the rest of this "stuff". I am a human being, and my body deserves my own respect. I deserve to go for walks, to eat healthy foods, and to savor the day and my own life. I am not responsible for the attitudes of others. Not my job to beat myself down to play "can you top this" with tales of woe.

Old habits die hard. Bet there are a few out there who can identify.

  
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VSWINGLE 9/9/2009 4:04PM

    I can certainly relate, but you're right...you deserve to be taken care of and you're the one that will do it. Don't forget to pamper yourself a little too!

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SMARTIEBEE 9/9/2009 10:29AM

    I also relate! Isn't it funny - funny peculiar, not funny haha - how we allow other people to make us feel less than we are! You Do Deserve all that - and more! And you are definitely worth all the effort you are putting into getting yourself healthy and strong! Remember all the good things your son (who knows you well!) told you on your walk! You are a strong woman and you can do this!

Shirley

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NARNIAROSE2003 9/9/2009 8:20AM

    I can SO identify with this. One thing that helps me? Say OUT LOUD when you are alone some of those things that you feel guilty saying in front of others. It's OK - and it releases some of the resentment we often feel toward others, even though it is US allowing them to take advantage of them sometimes. Then you can move on to that wonderful word - NO.

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EJORDANE 9/9/2009 8:18AM

    I agree, you do deserve all that! I hope you have another good day...until that last bit. ;-)

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