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Made it through Halloween without too much damage

Sunday, November 01, 2009

I followed "the plan" of having a defined treat bag for myself... and feeling therefore treated, and not needing to eat the whole collection of leftovers after the ghouls and goblins left.

And today begins a fresh new week. Son and his wife are together this weekend--she drove down to meet him.

I have already begun to experience that Sundays are difficult days. It finally dawned on me that there is more than one reason for this. One of the biggies is that earlier this year, Sundays were the normal mom-son bonding breakfasts. He worked third shift, when he got off we'd go to breakfast. That hasn't been happening since August, since he started the pre-deployment training. He quit working those third shifts, and so no more Sunday morning breakfasts.

Since that insight just arrived, it may be a while before I figure out what to do about it. A new Sunday morning ritual? Maybe.

  
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MSLZZY 11/1/2009 10:09PM

    A new Sunday ritual would be just the thing! Give it plenty of thought and you'll find just the solution!

Comment edited on: 11/1/2009 10:10:13 PM

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DHENDLER 11/1/2009 9:10PM

    Just joined ... looking forward to getting to know you.

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NELLIEC 11/1/2009 7:49PM

    Now that you have the insight, you can figure out a solution better!

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PJSTIME 11/1/2009 12:43PM

    Try and look at the good side you had some good bonding time earlier and those times can't be taken away.

I like the treat bag idea maybe thats something that can be used other times as well. A new ritual is a good idea but I'm not sure what I can suggest to you.
PJ

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SMARTIEBEE 11/1/2009 9:57AM

    Good for you, Barb! I didn't even buy treats this year, because DH was taking me out to dinner for my birthday! In reality we ended up spending most of the evening at the ER with his Mom (she is nearly 96 and had a UTI) We did sneak out for a nice dinner before they called us to come pick her to take her home. The good thing is that I have NO left over chocolate in the house! That is the hard thing for me - chocolate! I am glad your plan worked for you!

A new Sunday morning ritual would be good - Think of something that would be a real treat for you! You deserve it!

Shirley


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And the aftermath of maybe pushing a little harder than I should...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I'm sore today... hamstrings especially. Must not have stretched well enough after all those squats and lunges, and the treadmill. So tonight I took it easy on the treadmill, and stretched extra.

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SMARTIEBEE 10/29/2009 11:22PM

    Do take it a little easy for a bit! But stretching is good! I have had to make sure I do extra stretching both before and after my runs to keep my calf healing!


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NELLIEC 10/29/2009 9:43PM

    Ah, yes, the stretching. Definitely not something to neglect! Of course, my doctor has informed me that my muscle cramps may be partly due to my anemia rather than insufficient stretching. (I learned something new with that info!)

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IMREITE 10/29/2009 9:17PM

    I've had those days. i started doing light yoga after intense cardio sessions. it prevents some of the soreness and stiffness. I only do simple poses , not standing on my head.

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Strength training re-added

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Yesterday marks three weeks post-surgery, and even the most conservative things on-line told me that at this point it's OK to resume an exercise plan. Provided, of course, no complications. Well, there aren't any.

I had no excuses, and even though it took a certain amount of oomph to overcome the inertia of three weeks "off", on Sunday I did my first upper body workout, and Wednesday during the pre-game coverage of the World Series I did my first lower body workout. It feels good to be back!

  
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SMARTIEBEE 10/29/2009 11:20PM

    Good for you! That first workout does feel great, doesn't it!
Just don't get carried away! Take it a little easy to start with!

Keep the Spark!

Shirley




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NELLIEC 10/29/2009 5:26PM

    Sounds great that you are back to strength training!

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LAURABARDA 10/29/2009 11:37AM

    Glad to hear you are on the mend and ablt to resume your workout routines. Good for you!

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MSLZZY 10/29/2009 10:14AM

    WTG! Good for you! Activity makes such a big difference in how we feel! Just be careful and be kind to yourself!

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Happy for no reason

Sunday, October 25, 2009

While I was wandering those bookstore aisles yesterday, one of the titles that jumped off the shelf at me was "Happy for No Reason". That just came back to me as I started to write this... because that is how I feel today: grateful, without something flashy to point at.

I am grateful for my health. I am grateful for this day. I am grateful for having got through yesterday without lapsing from my program. There is a tricky balance to treating yourself with compassion... finding what your soul mind and body truly need and yearn for.

I am taking particular care to store up this feeling for whatever future tough times might require it. emoticon

  
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CHRISTARTIST 10/29/2009 7:26AM

    To me, you have just decribed JOY.....true Joy....no reason to explain it, just the presence to enjoy.

I know that our Joy comes from Jesus - and thank you for reminding me! emoticon

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NELLIEC 10/25/2009 10:47PM

    That is a wonderful feeling!

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MSLZZY 10/25/2009 4:28PM

    That is a great feeling-bottle some for later!

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LAURABARDA 10/25/2009 10:51AM

    I love that feeling! I hope it lasts for a long while.


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VMEDINA87 10/25/2009 9:39AM

    its always a good day when ur just genuinly happy!

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BOO-SHAY 10/25/2009 9:37AM

    What a GREAT feeling. Enjoy the day!

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The Danger Zone

Saturday, October 24, 2009

For some people, the danger zone is a big event or a large stress factor. For me? I get through those pretty well. My particular danger zones in terms of self-care are leading up to and event or following it. With large stress factors, I power through as a strong woman, but when I've got "past" it... ding-ding-ding-ding!

Well, that's the phase I'm in right now. I went to my Jenny Craig consultation today, found I had essentially maintained for the week, got lots of praise for progress to date. When asked about my confidence level for success in the next week and the next four weeks, though, on a scale of 1 (no confidence) and 5 (very confident)... I had to say, a "3", maybe.

So strategize, already! For the first thing - get through today. So, I left the house. It wasn't safe to stay here for the afternoon. I went and put myself into total sticker shock at the appliance store. My stove needs replacing. OMG, the prices. And it won't be a simple swap out, as the current stove is a built-in that came with the house. Methinks I'll live with this one for a while longer... maybe years.

Then I allowed myself to browse the aisles of a book store. Now that's another of my addictions. I hung in with the self-help aisle, the psychology aisle, and the calendars and date books. Amazingly, I left without buying anything.

And I made it through the day--Victory!! I came home to my planned supper. As for the rest of the week: one day at a time.

  
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NELLIEC 10/25/2009 12:28AM

    Definitely one day at a time -- and if necessary 5 minutes at a time!!!

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SMARTIEBEE 10/24/2009 8:13PM

    Wow Barb, Good for you! I don't know that I would have been able to do that! I think I could have gotten by without eating - but spending money is another thing altogether! LOL Particularly books! I am currently bookless - and have read every magazine in the house. I couldn't be in a bookstore unsupervised!

I am proud of you! Maybe the key to the whole thing is just what you said "Get Through Today"!

Keep Sparking!

Shirley


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