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The no promises day

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Well, it's a good thing I didn't promise to take all my break walks because THAT didn't happen. I got all of 15 minutes for lunch, and was for the most part completely over-peopled for the day. Behind, overwhelmed, and feeling powerless.

On the plus side, I walked away for a walking break between the morning meetings and the working lunch hour meeting before the 15 minute "wolf the lunch" followed by the afternoon meeting. And I walked away after the afternoon meeting before being once again accosted by people before the end of the work day. I was completely exhausted and felt as though I'd accomplished NOTHING. But I paced in the house to get to my 10,000 steps... JUST to there, barely, before an early bedtime.

This is what this part of a project generally feels like. The deal is: when work life gets this kind of crazy, the 220 pound fat woman inside starts telling me things like fast food or junk food or even volumes of healthier foods will somehow make it better. I know that's a lie. Sometimes I fall for it anyway. Yesterday I did not.

So, despite everything falling apart around me and being depleted by the day... I count it a victory.

Today is another that looks a lot like yesterday. Too many meetings and not enough time between to think or do other work which also has a deadline. So no promises today, either... just do the best I can with the decisions as presented. And remember to walk away when I *can*, regardless of how skewed it looks on the schedule.

Random thought time: I picked up the "No Plot, No Problem" book for some reason before bed last night. This is a book about NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month challenge. One of the things it says about writing a novel in 30 days is that the secret is not having ideas or plots or characters: it's having a deadline. Sorry, but that does NOT work for living a healthy life. You already have a deadline: right now. Your challenge is one thing: the single decision in front of you.

LIVE life. Enjoy what you enjoy. But take care of you. Because you're worth it. Spark on! emoticon

  
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WATERMELLEN 4/12/2013 8:30PM

    What a victory. I am thinking that 220 pound lady should be employed sitting on some of these bosses who are demanding the impossible. How can you BOTH attend all those meetings and get the work done to meet the deadline? Sounds impossible to me! I'm also thinking 10,000 stomps a day would be more helpful than mere steps . . . stomping expressively around the office!!

(Subversive inquiry: do you need to work there? Is there a possibility of finding a more sane workplace?)

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SLENDERELLA61 4/12/2013 8:16PM

    Congrats on the victory! Congrats on handling a tough work environment and more than challening (impossible?) project. You are so very right not to listen to that 220 pound woman telling you that eating excess food will help you with this project. It won't! You really make me wonder if now days I could handle a very stressful job while living healthy. I do wonder, but I think I'm glad I don't have to find out. Hang in there, Barb. It has to get better, doesn't it?? Hope your son is doing well. Hope you have time to spend with him, too. Sending you calming and energizing vibes!!! -Marsha

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SUSANNAH31 4/12/2013 3:24PM

    Congrats on resisting that other woman inside you.
Every time you either resist-- or give in to --a temptation like that - then tell about it in your blog, it helps me.
It's that old 'perfection' thing. You help me to understand that being successful at losing weight and keeping it off does not mean I have to be perfect. I can still be me with all the temptations, but I can still be successful too. You have shown me that.
Thanks.

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LEANJEAN6 4/12/2013 8:26AM

    Wow Barb!--You really do live a busy life!! Keep up the ""time for yerself " thing I guess to remain sane!-----We have a winter storm (in April?) going on here to-day--enough to get one down--but --- not letting it!------The weekend is coming--WooWoo!--- Hugs to yu----Lynda emoticon

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CASEYTALK 4/12/2013 8:22AM

    That's life. You can only do the best you can, and you did.

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MAGGIE101857 4/12/2013 7:39AM

    You definitely rose to the challenge yesterday! emoticon You've come so far; I'm always amazed when I hear you say that you still struggle. That's what makes us human! emoticon emoticon and more emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 4/12/2013 6:21AM

    When the new you stays out of the fast food in spite hectic crazy day ... definitely count that as a win!

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_LINDA 4/12/2013 2:01AM

    Ugh meetings. Seems to me people could get more done if they actually worked instead of flapping their gums. Our new president has the right idea - 1 hr meetings, no exceptions. Starting on time and finishing on time. Don't know if that means someone will get bonged of they take too long with their report :P
Well done keeping the emotional eating at bay, don't how you do it except that you are a strong willed woman and know what happens if you slip a foot into the abyss. Stay strong. You can do it! Work out like a demon in any free time to get the frustrations out (my favorite way of 'pounding the pillow')

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MSLZZY 4/11/2013 11:08PM

    No promises to break and no regrets. Enjoy the book!

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PATRICIAAK 4/11/2013 10:40PM

    Super job on Sparking on despite the circumstances!

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KARIDIAN1 4/11/2013 9:39PM

    Work meetings waste so much time it seems. Add training to that and nothing gets done.

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OVERWORKEDJANET 4/11/2013 9:17PM

    This 220 lb fat woman found your junk food and ate it. Why do I fell that when I retire I'll get control of my life back?

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DLDMIL 4/11/2013 8:25PM

    Your day sounds like my day. I finally had a talk with my manager about an other persons poor planning not becoming my emergency. It was the third email today, wanting information immediately, and I am still trying to get caught up from being gone for 4 days. They will get the information when I get it to them.
I only got in two of my walks, but am home and will be going out in a few minutes to walk this evening.

Barb, have a good evening and thanks for your wonderful blogs.
Our challenge is the one thing; the single decision in front of us. I love this quote. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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SUNNYSIDEUPMARY 4/11/2013 3:52PM

    "Your challenge is one thing: the single decision in front of you."

That is POWERFUL!

It speaks to where I am at this moment - and I can see it speaking to me in many 'right now" moments.

I am going to save this to my inspirations area of my spark page.

Thank you for sharing!

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LESLIELENORE 4/11/2013 3:01PM

    All we have is the next thing in front of us.

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DALID414 4/11/2013 10:55AM

    I have the bad habit of wolfing down lunch, no matter what it is, in 15 minutes. Habit from my first job at a sandwich shop ages ago emoticon

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GABY1948 4/11/2013 9:42AM

    Totally emoticon !!!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/11/2013 9:08AM

    Good for you for not listening to those negative messages and doing what you COULD do for yourself. HUGS.

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 4/11/2013 8:23AM

  Your blog touches my heart ... That was my yesterday too. I suspect today is also going to be a struggle at work. Thanks for helping put it into proper perspective. I'm gonna breathe and take care of me ... emoticon

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KALIGIRL 4/11/2013 8:12AM

    Definite victory!!!
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Here's to living a GOOD life, even when it's not perfect; and keeping that 22o pound woman as a memory.

No promises, just living...

Namaste my friend
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Making no promises

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

If the most empowering thing is keeping one promise to yourself, one of the most disheartening ones is BREAKING a promise you made to yourself. So, just for today, I'm making no promises.

Instead, I shall make decisions, one at a time. What to eat for breakfast, how to spend my time at work, whether to take a walking break (a good idea for oh, so many reasons)... what to do for my evening. I shall make no decision before its time.

And I shall make no promises about what the decision will be. But I shall indeed watch for whether I'm being kind to myself and my body!

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WATERMELLEN 4/12/2013 8:23PM

    Decisions good: and sometimes promises are just burdens . . .

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CONCHA77 4/12/2013 9:54AM

    Just be "YOU" and all will fall into place,. Love who you are.
Great blog, once again.

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MSLZZY 4/11/2013 7:21AM

    Being kind to yourself will lead to success. HUGS!

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KARIDIAN1 4/10/2013 9:33PM

    We all have been there.

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OVERWORKEDJANET 4/10/2013 8:42PM

    I've been there and it was one of my better times.
No commitment to myself to do anything other than be.
Sometimes that is just enough.

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LJCANNON 4/10/2013 8:14PM

    emoticon I think I like your Plan, but only because I KNOW You and I KNOW that Barb makes Good Choices.

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DEBRITA01 4/10/2013 7:33PM

    Self- promises are sometimes hard to keep...then comes the guilt and self-disappointment. Thoughtful decisions, made one at a time and in each situation, are sometimes more beneficial.

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PATRICIAAK 4/10/2013 6:03PM

    Cont. to be good to you!

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MNTWINSGAL 4/10/2013 4:53PM

    I will make a promise though...I promise that you will make the very best decision in each moment -- if a change needs to be made later, then so be it. But you are always a very thoughtful decision-maker, so no stress! Just keep doing what you do best!

Will plan B come into effect? Yes, sometimes. It's part of life! And for every Plan B that gets put into place, another lesson learned. It's win-win!

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SLENDERELLA61 4/10/2013 11:54AM

    One decision and then the next -- I can see where that plan will work when too much structure doesn't. Best wishes for a healthy, happy and -- I started to say stress-free, but with your work situation probably "only stress you can handle" would be a more realistic way to phrase it. Take care. I like that being good to yourself & your body.

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/10/2013 10:24AM

    It's a great feeling of freedom when you do this.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/10/2013 10:22AM

    Good job!!! Fantastic advice. HUGS

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DALID414 4/10/2013 9:29AM

    I'm sure you'll make it work.

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KALIGIRL 4/10/2013 8:43AM

    Here's to decisions!

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CELIAMINER 4/10/2013 8:06AM

    One decision...then the next.... Just like baby steps!

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EBEAMS 4/10/2013 8:05AM

    Wise words ... Honoring where you are in your own journey is the best thing to do!

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KELLIEBEAN 4/10/2013 7:58AM

    Gotta take life one decision at a time. Good for you.

I hope it's a good day!

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REJ7777 4/10/2013 7:32AM

    I wish you a good day, filled with many smart choices!

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MESEATURTLE 4/10/2013 7:12AM

    watch for whether I'm being kind to myself and my body!!!
totally like!!!!

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RAPUNZEL53 4/10/2013 7:11AM

  Good Luck!

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DEBRA0818 4/10/2013 7:11AM

    I have found in my own life that promises, resolutions and firm commitments to myself are useless against the overwhelming tide of compulsion. I am hoping to find that a Power greater than myself can restore me to sanity, if you know what I mean!

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DMEYER4 4/10/2013 7:11AM

  no promises made no promises broken. Good idea . good luck on your decisions

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LEANJEAN6 4/10/2013 7:09AM

    no promises------just take what comes---LOL---Enjoy the day Barb!----- emoticon Hugs Lynda

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There is no spoon

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

For those of us who are older and may not have had teenagers to drag us to the movies, there is a now-classic Science Fiction trilogy called "The Matrix". In it, the premise is that all the humans are plugged into one gigantic mainframe computer and our "lives" are in fact simulations of a life, controlled by the artificial intelligence of the computers. There are "subroutines" that show up as people. OK, you complete geeks, you know I'm simplifying... so sue me.

At some point in the movie, the hero (what WAS his name?)... discovers that he doesn't have to live within the parameters of the so-called laws of physics inside the matrix. And a little child shows him by mentally bending a spoon. The secret to moving outside the parameters was, as the child said, "there is no spoon."

Isn't it the same with ourselves and wanting to change our lives? To live outside the parameters of our little worlds, we have to come to realize that the limits are self-imposed... that "there is no spoon".

So, for today... I shall not be dictated to by my personal "spoons", i.e. limitations. I will do what I need to do for me. I do not have to be what I once thought I was. I do not have to live life as a spoon or constricted by spoons.

I can nourish me, exercise me, and hydrate me... meetings or no meetings, and LIVE. Because life is good. Spark on. emoticon

  
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SEABREEZE65 4/10/2013 7:40AM

    Good blog....

I've read so much about beliefs and perception; how one's perception of the world and how it influences every act or lack there of; and how one's beliefs control nearly all we do and think we can do.

I've discovered that even encountering one's own buried belief can be eye opening and the impetus needed for change.

And realizing that one's perception is often far from TRUTH.

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_LINDA 4/10/2013 2:15AM

    Classic? Oh my, seems like only yesterday I saw those movies! They stick in your mind! Good old Canadian boy stars in it, Keanu, and its not available in Canada?
Here is to thinking and living outside the box!
You can do it!!

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KARIDIAN1 4/9/2013 9:17PM

    Life is Good!

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WATERMELLEN 4/9/2013 8:43PM

    Yay Barb! And would that spoonlessness be enhanced perhaps by a little (pitch) fork deviltry? Are there persons tormenting you, pushing you, constricting you, overwhelming you with demands, who perhaps need to feel some tines in their hineys?? I'm thinking so!!

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PATRICIAAK 4/9/2013 7:20PM

    The present presents infinate possibilities to embrace!

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LEANJEAN6 4/9/2013 7:17PM

    --certainly happy we can decide what we do--not have a Matrix do it-----but--I need more time in my day---somehow I must create that!----- Spark on oh dear one!--Lynda emoticon

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DLDMIL 4/9/2013 5:28PM

    This blog is a great analogy . This sounds more like Barb and she is coming back up out of the hole to LIVE LIFE to the fullest. Spark on, Life is good.

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REJ7777 4/9/2013 4:50PM

    I'm one of the few people (I guess) who hasn't seen the Matrix, but I've heard a lot about it. I'm told it's a movie you have to see more than once to really "get" the message. I tried to listen to it on Netflix recently, but it's not available in Canada. Maybe I'll rent it on iTunes just to catch up with the rest of the world.

I do believe that we are often controlled by our own self-imposed limitations. Let's break those chains of faulty beliefs! As the wisest Teacher who ever lived said, "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall shall set you free."

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DEBRA0818 4/9/2013 4:49PM

    Neo -- kind of an appropriate name for the one who dares function outside the Matrix.

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NEW-CAZ 4/9/2013 4:21PM

    Life is good! emoticon

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CASEYTALK 4/9/2013 3:09PM

    You're right. What is holding us back only holds us back because we let it. "I can't exercise". Really? Unless you're quadripeligic or something of that sort, I bet you can find something. "I can't cook." You can learn. "I can't find the time." You find time for all sorts of things. "It's my (insert issue here). When that's resolved, I'll be able to do it." Another issue will crop up. It always does. Whatever issue it is, you'll face it better if you've prepared yourself mentally and physically.

It's all a choice. Choose wisely.

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SLENDERELLA61 4/9/2013 2:10PM

    It is so easy for those self-imposed limitations to be so hidden as that it is next to impossible to realize that they are even there. I also let others (husband, daughter, grandkids, mother, etc) impose restrictions unnecessarily. At the moment, I'm pretty comfortable inside the limitations. I may have to really spend some brain power and some courage to imagine, much less create, life otherwise. Hmmmm. Perhaps. I'll think about it. Thanks for a truly thought-provoking blog.

Best of luck in the nourishing, hydrating, exercising, resting, your healthy body during a time that demands productivity. May you see through any limitations that are unnecessary or not really there. Take care, Barb

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PMRUNNER 4/9/2013 10:55AM

    Good analogy!

Though I may need a spoon with my yogurt, otherwise it may get a bit sloppy!

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WENDYSPARKS 4/9/2013 10:47AM

    Spark on!! emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/9/2013 10:42AM

    Excellent way to look at it. No spoon for me either. HUGS!

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MEXGAL1 4/9/2013 10:12AM

    Life is good...spark on!

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MESEATURTLE 4/9/2013 10:11AM

    Love it !!!!!

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DESERTJULZ 4/9/2013 9:57AM

    Love it! Step aside and attempt to view it all from a completely alien perspective and see how it looks.

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DALID414 4/9/2013 9:28AM

    The characters' name was Neo.

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MIRAGE727 4/9/2013 9:04AM

    I have a book called "Taking the Red Pill" with all the symbolisms of The Matrix! Way cool for us Geeks!
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I love your analogy, Barb! Onc you embrace the lifestyle fully...you see The Matrix!
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CELIAMINER 4/9/2013 9:00AM

    Neo

Super analogy! My massage therapist tries to steer me along those lines, and I just don't seem to get it. Next time I'll remember the spoon (or lack of one).
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1CRAZYDOG 4/9/2013 8:34AM

    Fabulous movie! What a great blog too. We spend so much of our life confined by "limitations" . . . time to bend that spoon!

HUGS! Now I am going to keep that visual in my head when I "don't feel like" thinking outside the box to move forward.



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DEBRITA01 4/9/2013 8:31AM

    Cheers to living each day without self-imposed limitations! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 4/9/2013 8:26AM

    Life is GOOD - Here's to living it!

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ANDI571 4/9/2013 8:23AM

    Thanks Barb for this blog. Change is coming to the Andi household again. I shall not be dictated to b my personal spoons. I don't have to have those limitations that I have wore for so long now. emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 4/9/2013 8:22AM

    Keanu Reeves... (the hero)

Good luck with no spoon.. emoticon one could not binge on icecream when there is no spoon (just joking...)

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Regression testing

Monday, April 08, 2013

In my line of work, and for that matter in many creative endeavors, there is the concept of "regression testing". The concept is simple: when you make changes to a complex system, you need to test to make sure the addition of "new" hasn't broken something that it already did and you didn't mean to change... the unintended consequences.

Sometimes that happens in our "program life". We add a new element. We reach for another goal. We try something more. OR, as many of us describe "life happens"... something unrelated to our Spark program intervenes.

Sometimes I think I can do it all... only to find out I can't. And once again I find myself adjusting, trying to find the balance. A week ago I wrote this really positive "April should be better" blog. And then my week unraveled... the food program stayed together through about ... Thursday... on auto pilot. Then I had some kind of digestive something on Friday and I got really mentally regressive over the weekend.

I somehow managed to keep myself from purchasing a bunch of really potentially damaging substances at the grocery store... and yet... did not have the best of weekends. Spent it inactive, except for one small adventure raking in the yard and doing the laundry.

Today... back to work. Put one foot in front of the other. And try to remember what works and what doesn't. Doing what I can works. Resenting that I have to do it doesn't. Trying to do more than I can doesn't. Beating myself up for "failing" to do it all, doesn't.

So... back to a bit of self-kindness... while I continue to try to figure out what's most important just for today.

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REJ7777 4/9/2013 4:40PM

    I needed to read this today. Thank you for your honesty!

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    You are speaking to me today! I hear you! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 4/9/2013 8:01AM

    That's the spirit! One step at a time!

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PATRICIAAK 4/8/2013 10:10PM

    one step backward, two steps forward.

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WATERMELLEN 4/8/2013 9:22PM

    Love this regression testing concept . . . sympathize with you in that feeling of not wanting a "regressive status"! I appreciated your comments on my birthday blog and totally get that work doesn't always feel good . . . particularly when it's chewing us up. Grrrrr. We can't do it all. Not close. Take care, practice self-kindness: you are so worth it.

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LESLIELENORE 4/8/2013 7:06PM

    It's good you avoided buying junk. I have been craving salty foods the last couple of days... and giving in to the craving.

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_LINDA 4/8/2013 4:29PM

    I wish you had a job that didn't eat you up so bad! Good on you not binging! You can come back, you know the way! You go girl!

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MIRAGE727 4/8/2013 4:22PM

    And we continue the journey, hurtling the obstacles, and insure we're still going forward! And that's what matters! Have a fabulous week, Barb! You will do it!
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SLENDERELLA61 4/8/2013 3:00PM

    "Regression Testing" is not a term I use, but the concept is clear and relevant. If I have my program going well and something changes, for whatever reason, I must assess whether everything is still working right. Makes very good sense. Maintenance and healthy living take constant tweaks and adjustments to an ever-changing reality.

You know a whole lot about what is important and I'm sure you'll prioritize well about what is most important for today. I understand it is not easy and you want to do it all. And it is frustrating to face the reality of we can't do it all. Take care, good friend. One foot in front of the other is a very good plan. (I saw Nemo the Musical with grandkids this weekend at Disney. You know, Dori keeps saying, "Just keep swimming.") The strength and wisdom you displayed at the grocery store deciding against those dangerous siren foods -- well, very good. Pat yourself on the back. Sometimes that is a very difficult choice. You know you can do it! You know you are worth it!!

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DLDMIL 4/8/2013 1:19PM

    One foot in front of the other is always a good start. Keep on keeping on. Namaste

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KALIGIRL 4/8/2013 12:20PM

    Sorry about the weekend - always my 'danger' zone because of the planned weekday meals - learning (finally) I have to take in most of my daily calories @ breakfast or the hungries creep in...

We spent the weekend in the yard - moving mulch to free up yard space and then raking needles prior to feeding & seeding - front finished - 1/2 to 2/3rds of back underway.

Should have thought of this earlier, but do you want to join me for the UNO Claussen-Leahy Walk/Run - April 20? Check-in is 7:30, so an early Saturday start, but may be just the ticket?

Namaste my friend - good to hear from you.
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MNTWINSGAL 4/8/2013 12:10PM

    You do a great job of juggling. I have faith in your good decisions. Here's to a healthy week!

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MEXGAL1 4/8/2013 10:36AM

    Keep on keeping on....good to move forward.
Have a terrific week.

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EBEAMS 4/8/2013 10:06AM

    You know the lyrics that say "There's a difference between livin' and livin' well"? Sometimes we are the Queens of our world and we rule with an iron fist to make things all work the way we want them to. Unfortunately, sometimes we are simply the grunts, going through the motions of what we say we want but our heart isn't in it. In both instances, it's still US ... It's still being on the path.

Instead of focusing on the GLARINGLY HUGE (in your mind) "failures", turn that frown upside down by patting yourself on the back for NOT ingesting a huge amount of processed, gonna-make-you-regret-it food ... pat yourself on the back for doing some yard work instead of just looking out the window and thinking "I should be out there doing something". Sometimes the "down time" is just as important as the "hard work" time ... in fact, I'm sure that in fitness they emphasize that it's the rest times that make our work out times better!

Chin up ... eyes forward ... that was yesterday ... throw that bag full of "stuff" out the window and keep going! Slow, fast ... it doesn't matter .... Just keep moving! Hugs!!!

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CELIAMINER 4/8/2013 9:45AM

    Love how you pick yourself up after stumbles and soldier on!

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MSLZZY 4/8/2013 9:45AM

    I found this was true this weekend with travel, a wedding and reception and not
enough choices for really healthy food. But I did the best I could and am happy to be home to adjust to the new work week. Looking back, it wasn't the worst I have ever done but the push for the week will get back to the basics and see how it goes.
Wishing you a successful week. HUGS!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/8/2013 8:39AM

    Absolutely! I have a reminder that I use for that -- P.A.C.E.

P lan your program/strategy
A ssess your progress to see what's working (or not!)
C hange plans as needed
E volve as you work the new plan!

HUGS and thanks for a great reminder blog. We can't do it all but we have to be gentle with ourselves when "life happens!"

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 4/8/2013 8:23AM

  I liked this blog ... Looks like when you do regression testing, you also do lessons learned 😀


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KANOE10 4/8/2013 8:05AM

    This weight management is constant adjustment. You are going along and think everything is working and then either "life happens" or you find what you are doing is not working. Then you have to find a new plan and to keep going.

Being kind to yourself and starting again today is great. You can do it!
That was a very insightful blog on regression testing.

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NINJALINDA 4/8/2013 7:56AM

    I can so relate to this blog! After quite a while of wallowing, I think I've finally found my groove again. Hang in there...yours will come too emoticon

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And the work week begins anew

Monday, April 01, 2013

The strategy of laying low for the weekend paid off. Felt much better this morning, and while the energy was flagging a bit by the end of the day, I made it through the workday without emptying the tissue box.

Now, post-supper, I'm plotting an early bedtime, and the self-nurturing that has been working so far, continues. Just wanted y'all to know, I haven't fallen off the edge. It was a pretty trying March, but April should be better! emoticon

  
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LEANJEAN6 4/7/2013 7:25AM

    Oh Barb-----We just keep going eh?--Life is good--just must turn to our ""soul"" thinking on snowy wet weird-y days!------I can't imagine Spring ever coming to the North here-----but--I know it will----inner self--inner self--LOL-----I too enjoy yer blogs--what race you are getting ready for--how work is going---I lost a very dear Sparkly friend this past week from Alabama---She couldn't afford to renew her internet--so she is gone----I miss her little comments a lot----Hopefully she will find the $$ to return----made me sad tho!---So--ever onward here on this very dreary wet day---Lynda

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NEW-CAZ 4/6/2013 8:28AM

    Glad you're feeling better
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CASEYTALK 4/5/2013 4:52PM

    It's good to remember when we're down that we will come back up.

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MEXGAL1 4/3/2013 11:06AM

    glad you are feeling better.
Have a good day!

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LESLIELENORE 4/2/2013 9:51PM

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WATERMELLEN 4/2/2013 8:46PM

    Glad you're getting better . . . the trick will be not getting pulled back into over working again.

Thanks for your comment on my off leash blog. Our dogs teach us so much!!

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KARIDIAN1 4/2/2013 7:11PM

    I was worn out too on Monday- went to bed at 8:30 which was heavenly.

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GABY1948 4/2/2013 4:54PM

    Great attitude...feel better fast!

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DLDMIL 4/2/2013 11:10AM

    Get well soon, glad that you are taking it easy.

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KALIGIRL 4/2/2013 8:26AM

    Here's to self-nurturing and the emoticon results it produces!
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LEANJEAN6 4/2/2013 7:13AM

    a rest is good!!----Have a good day Barb!-Lynda emoticon

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OVERWORKEDJANET 4/2/2013 5:40AM

    Still dragging behind you, vicariously of course! The foot has issues healing from suture line. My toe is good. Once I can wear "real" sneakers again...watch out!

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RAINBOWMF 4/2/2013 12:09AM

    emoticon New month and it will be a good one.

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_LINDA 4/1/2013 11:46PM

    Way to look after yourself! Recovery is your job now! Would like to say try not work too hard, moderation in ALL things, but I imagine it wouldn't work with the nature of your job :P Feel better soon..

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MESEATURTLE 4/1/2013 10:57PM

    April will def be better!!!!!u r on the right track!

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MSLZZY 4/1/2013 9:58PM

    You need sleep so catch a few extra winks and see how you feel in the morning.

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-SHOREIDO- 4/1/2013 9:40PM

    There you go!! Now thats a new goal that seems to be on alot of lists. "Blowing on empty" Tee Hee!!
emoticon Glad to hear your getting back into the swing of things!!
ginny

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DALID414 4/1/2013 9:28PM

    I need some self nurturing, thanks for the reminder.

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PATRICIAAK 4/1/2013 9:15PM

    sounds like you are on the mend. good for taking care of yourself.

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SLENDERELLA61 4/1/2013 8:56PM

    Hooray for April! Sounds like you've used lots of good sense and priority setting to take care of yourself. So glad you are on the mend.

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OPTIMIST1948 4/1/2013 8:55PM

    We all need a little selfcare once in a while.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/1/2013 8:31PM

    good job! Glad you feel better. HUGS

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