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Start of a new workweek

Monday, April 15, 2013

I was pretty much flat on Sunday, with the sinus headache crap... took about three naps... but somehow managed to get my 10,000 steps in, and after I whined to my kid sis when she innocently asked how I was doing on FB, she brought me "Jewish penicillin", i.e. Motza soup. It's good to have people in your life who care, no?

Anyway, woke this morning clear, so, lunch packed, breakfast eaten, resolution to face only ONE decision at a time, and not expect a home run every day, small wins count!

May your Spark Day be a good one! emoticon

  
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_LINDA 4/16/2013 2:23AM

    Glad you are better and facing work with more realistic expectations! You can do this!

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WATERMELLEN 4/15/2013 9:35PM

    So great you're better and ready to make only one decision at a time: first one being, gonna stay healthy!

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MOBYCARP 4/15/2013 9:12PM

    Your metaphor reminds me of how an old friend described a softball player who took on too much: "He's trying to hit a 5 run homer." Sometimes, you have to remember to take life one single at a time.

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SLENDERELLA61 4/15/2013 8:49PM

    Definitely good to have people who care. Glad you got the soup. Hope you are through that headache phase now. So hope that your stressful job will get more tolerable. Take as good care of yourself as you can. Regards, Marsha

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PATRICIAAK 4/15/2013 6:53PM

    Glad you got positive results from the "Jewish penicillin".

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KARIDIAN1 4/15/2013 6:11PM

    Glad you are feeling better. What a thoughtful thing to do to being you the soup.

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KRISZTA11 4/15/2013 3:19PM

    I'm glad you are feeling better!
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DLDMIL 4/15/2013 3:06PM

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DEBRITA01 4/15/2013 1:19PM

    Guess the matzo ball soup did its job....glad you're feeling better. Have a great week!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/15/2013 10:34AM

    Oh the chicken soup w/matzah really helps! Horeseradish too. If THAT doesn't clear your sinuses, nothing will! Glad you're feeling better.

HUGS

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RAINBOWMF 4/15/2013 10:32AM

    Hope you are doing fine.

Hugs Mary

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DALID414 4/15/2013 10:27AM

    Jewish penicillin emoticon

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LOVE_2_LAUGH 4/15/2013 9:56AM

    Glad you're feeling better (I was/am in that same boat with sinus "crap"). And how heart-warming to have a loved one bring food and comfort. Have a great start to your week!

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LESLIELENORE 4/15/2013 9:24AM

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ROXYZMOM 4/15/2013 9:05AM

    Glad you are feeling better today! Have a great week!

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GABY1948 4/15/2013 8:48AM

    Have a great day, Barb!

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KALIGIRL 4/15/2013 8:35AM

    Here's to one decision @ a time!

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ONMYMEDS 4/15/2013 8:03AM

    Good attitude!!


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MSLZZY 4/15/2013 7:59AM

    Glad you are feeing better. Hope your day goes well. HUGS!

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New ways for old ladies to reward themselves

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Remember our youth? When buying a new album (yeah, they only came on vinyl back then) would come out by our favorite artists, or someone new we had discovered? The thrill of listening to OUR music?

And the technology kept changing... tapes (cassette in my case, never did get into the 8 tracks), and later CD's. A couple of years back I figured out that I could "rip" the CD's I owned onto the computer and last year to transfer them to my smart phone, not just the MP3 player.

So far, so good... but until today, I had never purchased a download of a track. Yeah, I'm one of those that had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the new age. But this morning my Spark Mail pointed at some good workout tunes for Spring, and one of them happened to be one I have fond memories of from *my son's* teenage years.

So I went to the Google Play store, and for the first time in my life, downloaded a song straight to the Smart Phone. (Smashmouth's Walking on the Sun). That was such a heady experience, I went and downloaded a second one. (Fun's We are Young). And I found it just as heady and emotional as buying an album was in my youth!

Dancing around in my kitchen to tunes that definitely were NOT written for a 60 year old lady... but the themes are timeless, you know? A love song to the world? Seeking love and comfort? Aren't those true no matter one's age?

And having broken the barrier, who knows what "little rewards" I am now open to?

Spark on, my friends... and may your personal soundtrack keep you, too, young at heart! emoticon

  
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PMRUNNER 4/15/2013 3:53AM

    Fun!

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ROXYZMOM 4/15/2013 12:14AM

    Something about music! It's the best! It's amazing how easy we can get it now- and so much cheaper!

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-SHOREIDO- 4/14/2013 10:21PM

    MP3 downloads you go! Great fun ,isn't it?? I'm always amazed each and every time I gift myself with a tune or two : )

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SHARON10002 4/14/2013 9:30PM

    Oh my gosh, did you ever jog my memory! 8 track?! Loved it! Finally got rid of our stereo cassette player a few years ago. I haven't downloaded any music. I do put some of my music from my CD collection onto my iphone. I do love Pandora One, though. My son gifted me a year's subscription for Xmas a couple of years ago. I'm totally addicted, and don't even listen to commercial radio anymore. That's my go to music source now. So much to choose from, and as I "like" songs it becomes like my own personal radio station, and it's commercial free! There's a FREE version, Barb; you should try it out!

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JUST_TRI_IT 4/14/2013 2:13PM

    There is something about that music .. no matter when the era... that picks us up and starts us dancin'

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CONCHA77 4/14/2013 12:48PM

    Dance, Dance, Dance!

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RAINBOWMF 4/14/2013 12:07PM

    Oh that is just wonderful.
Music makes the world go round.

I have tried to do what you did but ran into problems. I have to get back at it and try to figure out what I did wrong.

Yeaaaaaooooo to you.

Mary

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SLENDERELLA61 4/13/2013 11:01PM

    I've downloaded several songs and albums to my MP3 player including 2 playlists from SparkPeople. I did find it just as exciting as buying HELP, Hard Day's Night, Sargeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, and others in my youth! I am a bit jealous that you've got that smart phone. Afraid I've just got the dumb version. Oh, well.

Appreciated this very upbeat blog and know you are feeling it now, too, Barb. Take care! -Marsha

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WATERMELLEN 4/13/2013 9:14PM

    Too cool!! I've downloaded the Audobon wildflower app to my iPhone: love it!! (Still trying to figure out how to install birdjam, however . . . much much more complicated.)

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KARIDIAN1 4/13/2013 8:43PM

    Once you start...... Enjoy your new tunes! I have never downloaded any tunes.
We go more for movies or CD's.

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MNTWINSGAL 4/13/2013 4:18PM

    I don't want to admit to being a pack-rat, but I do still have a couple hundred vinyl albums and a pretty big collection of 45's. I did sell my 8-tracks a few years back....but I still have a few cassettes. And I still buy CD's. I don't have an mp3 player yet....so talk about being dragged kicking and screaming....they haven't succeeded in getting me yet, lol! Hey, I'm coming around slowly....I now have have a DVR, and DVD's in addition to my VCR. I'm just not ready to give up all my favorite VHS tapes yet, even though I can't even remember the last time I played one!

Seriously though, I have favorites from my kids' teen years too....songs that they may have long forgotten, but that evoke memories that will live in me forever. I'm sure that's true for you too. Enjoy!

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MIRAGE727 4/13/2013 4:16PM

    Yeah, Baby! Rock on, Barb!
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FIFIFRIZZLE 4/13/2013 3:53PM

    That IS a good idea, music is an affordable reward bought track by track, thanks for that!

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DLDMIL 4/13/2013 3:10PM

    We are definetly not old. But I do remember having the albums, 8-tracks, cassettes, CD's and now downloads. We have definetly seen the changes. I have downloaded music and books and will happily continue downloading.
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_LINDA 4/13/2013 3:08PM

    Yes, loved those old vinyl records :) I had to get rid of that great stereo that played them, because I was moving into a much smaller space. My new one played cassettes and those new fangled CD's. I still have it. At our family home, we did have the eight tracks, kept it as long as they were playable:) Never bought any music online, but when I won freebees, I had to download them to my computer as I have no fancy external gadgets (and don't intend to get them either) I do love music in the 70's and 80's especially and enjoy working out to digital cable's commercial free music! And Zumba is the ultimate fun music workout which is why I fell so much in love with it!
Enjoy!!

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OPTIMIST1948 4/13/2013 2:15PM

    I have still never purchased a song for download (my library has a limited selection of free downloads and I have used those, but never $$) You were not the only one!

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LESLIELENORE 4/13/2013 2:07PM

    My parents had a reel to reel when I was a kid. I have fond memories of that. Music is wonderful, isn't it?

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DALID414 4/13/2013 11:55AM

    Music is so awesome that way, it knows no age. When I was in my early 20s I was way into the Beatles, my then 50 something year old boss asked, 'what do you know about The Beatles, they were before your time!' I said music lasts forever! emoticon (I also think the best music has already been done. Maybe I'm just an old soul.)

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 4/13/2013 11:44AM

    60 isn't as old as it used to be emoticon Glad you had fun.

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NANCY- 4/13/2013 11:30AM

    Who are you calling "old ladies"? lol
Now you are going to have to create playlists.
Cleaning playlist.
Walking playlist.
Workout playlist.
Dancing playlist.
OH my... next you will be downloading books.
Enjoy!!!

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SIRIRADHA1 4/13/2013 11:01AM

    Rock on!

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LOVE_2_LAUGH 4/13/2013 10:33AM

    I'm dipping my big toe back into reading blogs again. You and Debra0818 are the two I'll be starting with, as both of you inspire and motivate me.

I loved this blog. I don't have a smartphone (not smart enough to use one) but I do have an iPod. I ventured into buying music online about a year ago and instead of purchasing one or two songs, I downloaded a couple dozen. Almost as bad as a kid in a candy shop. LOL!

Music is so uplifting and good for the soul. Glad you found some tunes you can enjoy and relate to!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/13/2013 10:28AM

    Ah yes . . . the smell of a new vinyl record! Memories! HUGS and have fun dancing to the tunes that get you moving!

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MEXGAL1 4/13/2013 10:15AM

    cool.
enjoy your week end.

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SKINNYPAT62 4/13/2013 9:25AM

    I love to play music and dance around but I don't have nor probably couldn't "operate" a smart phone cause I am technology challenged! emoticon emoticon

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ANDI571 4/13/2013 9:14AM

    You are one step ahead of me. I refuse to buy a smartphone, haha. I just have a basic ole phone. I would have gotten another flip phone, but they didn't have one I liked. I have downloaded songs on to iTunes though. emoticon

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AUNTWILLIE 4/13/2013 9:09AM

    emoticon Good for you! And thanks for the tips. I'll check those downloads out.

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TURTLETALK 4/13/2013 8:57AM

    I remember when my parents needed my help to program the vcr and I thought they must be senile if they couldn't do something so simple. Now I have to wait for my children to visit to figure out the bells and whistles on my phone and tablet. I just remember that they will be asking for their children's help to figure out their technology as well. By the way I love both of your music choices, they are on my mp3 as well! emoticon

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LJCANNON 4/13/2013 8:34AM

    emoticon Congratulations on Your Reward and New Talent!! I may have to try Downloading some music soon. I don't want to be the only one living in the Musical Dark Ages.

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MOBYCARP 4/13/2013 8:20AM

    I haven't actually *paid* to download music yet, but I've got quite a few "purchased" tunes from free offers on iTunes. So many, in fact, that I don't go through all of them on a 5K walk when I want to listen to music.

And yeah, it took me a long time to get there too.

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LEANJEAN6 4/13/2013 8:17AM

    --I have to learn how to do that too!--- After hearing you did it--I will t emoticon ry--love music!

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ICEHOUSEGUITAR 4/13/2013 7:40AM

    Absolutely awesome! emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/13/2013 7:35AM

    At least I know there is hope for me. I have been hesitant to download anything for fear I would do it wrong. At most, I would have DS help me get it right. But if you can do it, so can I! Here's to old ladies who keep on learning. Thanks for the
motivation and encouragement. Off to download and stay feeling young again. HUGS!

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DEBRITA01 4/13/2013 7:20AM

    emoticon Music is always a great reward...enjoy your new tunes!

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Bioscreening

Friday, April 12, 2013

After this morning's bioscreening, they had me fill out an evaluation, and one of the questions on it was whether I intended to make changes to my habits / continue healthy habits based on going through this process. And it dawned on me that YES, it kind of *is* an incentive to maintain healthier habits. I like it when they tell me my BMI is in a desirable range. It's REALLY nice hearing it for the third annual screening in a row, the fourth actual such screening, the first one wasn't at the same time of year.

I'm NOT crazy about it when they give me the blood pressure standard talk, though, when I know darned well they are the only ones who read me high. But today? They did the screening in a different order, and blood pressure was LAST, after getting good news from the scale. And he measured it as 90 / 69. 90? Are we joking?

Nope, that's what it said. In short, their readings are a little iffy. I think at the Dr.'s office last month it was something like 120 / 76. As they say, blood pressure varies. Fasting glucose was good. HDL's were great. But they couldn't get a read on the LDL's or triglicerides.

So that was today's win. Hope all my Spark buds have a win to count today, too!

  
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_LINDA 4/13/2013 3:12PM

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Great to hear!
Wonder why their instruments are so variable and appear to be unreliable..Are these not professionals administering these tests?
Here is to many more 'normal' readings! That blood pressure reading is my normal one, always get that as does my Mom. Its never been a problem for me even when I was overweight (I credit it to my love of exercise)
Spark On!

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LESLIELENORE 4/13/2013 2:04PM

    Good numbers!

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SEABREEZE64 4/13/2013 6:44AM

    Great check up!

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STONECOT 4/13/2013 5:10AM

    My doctor gave up measuring my blood pressure as it went sky high as soon as I walked in! He says I suffer from 'white coat syndrome' and that some people's blood pressure is highly variable. He also said that with a resting pulse of 55-60, I wasn't in any imminent danger of heart failure!

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DEBRA0818 4/13/2013 5:08AM

    Great job, Barb! Though the road has not always been perfectly straight, what a fabulous destination at which you've arrived! You're a walking (and sometimes) running example for a whole lot of people to follow at home and here on SP.

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ROXYZMOM 4/13/2013 12:42AM

    Excellent! You are doing great !

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KARIDIAN1 4/12/2013 11:09PM

    My husband gets uptight and his Blood pressure reading go up at the doctor office. Takes him about 30 minutes or more into the visit to relax and get a good reading. Good thing his Dr. understands.

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DRB13_1 4/12/2013 11:00PM

    Were they using an automated cuff or a stethoscope? If the latter, that person might need a hearing check, smile!
Spark on!

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DALID414 4/12/2013 10:42PM

    I had a health win today too! It's nice that the Dr glances and goes through the weight number without commenting about it (because it's in normal range) emoticon

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MNTWINSGAL 4/12/2013 10:13PM

    Your healthy habits are indeed paying off. Great news!

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EBEAMS 4/12/2013 9:47PM

    emoticon Another success for you!

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MSLZZY 4/12/2013 9:32PM

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1CRAZYDOG 4/12/2013 8:52PM

    Great job, Barb! I know in the Drs. office my B/P always runs about 5 points higher than what my home machine consistently reads. No hypertension, just a little higher. Who knows. BUT the good news is you're in good health!!! Wahoo! Good for you!

HUGS and enjoy your weekend.

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OVERWORKEDJANET 4/12/2013 8:31PM

    Yahoo!

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THECRAZYMANGO 4/12/2013 8:26PM

    Love this! Especially the part about how you said, "today's win". Everyday we must find our "wins". emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 4/12/2013 8:24PM

    Well done. I'm thinking you are probably the poster child for the whole place . . . there should be an "optimal health" bonus payout!!

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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!

Life is good... Spark on! emoticon

  
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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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DLDMIL 4/10/2013 2:54PM

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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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PEZMOM1 4/10/2013 10:27AM

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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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NEW-CAZ 4/10/2013 9:18AM

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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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