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Conserving energy - physical, mental, emotional

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I put myself back to bed after the pill at 4 :20 this morning, sleeping 'til about 5:45. But a little extra sleep is only PART of "rest".

There is the need to mentally "stand down" from high alert. To release oneself from worries. That's where prayer and meditation come in. Focus on the breathing, connect with a power greater than oneself. Because after all, I'm not ALONE... if I am a tool of my maker, I am not the in control, in charge mind... it's not my job to "will" it done... just do the footwork.

So, today, I'm letting some of all of that go... in preference to just doing, living, breathing. Every decision today: is in the direction of that "rest"... standing down... storing up energy for the week ahead, and the weeks following that.

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MSLZZY 7/3/2013 7:03AM

    Great words of wisdom. I need to "stand down" more often. HUGS!

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DOGLADY13 7/1/2013 9:27PM

    You are doing a great job with the interior dialogue. I can learn a lot from you.

Take good care of yourself and you will come out stronger, and perhaps more tired, at the end.

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WATERMELLEN 6/30/2013 10:03PM

    Hope that you had a truly restful day storing up vast reserves of energy of all types. Wishing you all best for the week ahead.

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PATRICIAAK 6/30/2013 7:41PM

    I agree wholeheartedly!

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OPTIMIST1948 6/30/2013 3:41PM

    Wow. This is so profound. I feel bad that I advised you this morning to read a good book by the pool as a form of rest.

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DLDMIL 6/30/2013 2:52PM

    We all deserve and need a day of complete rest and de-stressing. Have a wonderful day. emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 6/30/2013 2:35PM

    Great idea! I don't take that kind of rest enough.

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KELLIEBEAN 6/30/2013 2:24PM

    This is great, your muscles as well as your spirit need rest and recovery every now and again.


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BLUENOSE63 6/30/2013 2:10PM

  Good for you Barb to realize that you need downtime to recover from the exercise in order to truly find it beneficial. On that note, I am going for a nap right now!

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ROXYZMOM 6/30/2013 12:50PM

    I wish I could do that. Yesterday we went out on the boat - it was relaxing, but I don't think I will get the high alert feeling out if my system until my son is better.

I hope it works for you.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/30/2013 12:15PM

    A body and mind can only take so much stress. Take care of yourself.

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CELIAMINER 6/30/2013 12:06PM

    You deserve to decompress. Hope today makes you feel better in all ways: mentally, physically, emotionally.

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NEW-CAZ 6/30/2013 11:36AM

    rest and take care of you Barb emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/30/2013 9:33AM

    Barb, hugs and good for you for taking care of YOU.

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GABY1948 6/30/2013 9:19AM

    Good,relax today!

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REJ7777 6/30/2013 8:50AM

    "to mentally "stand down" from high alert" - sounds wonderful! May God renew your strength and courage during your stand down. emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 6/30/2013 8:20AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Making it work

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Isn't that a Tim Gunn-ism, from Project Runway? "Make it work". Well, that's how I'm approaching this whole work/active life balance: "make it work." When you don't have control over much else, you STILL have control over your attitude. You can choose to be passive aggressive and do things that hurt YOU and do no good for anybody else... or you can choose to accept things on their terms, conserve your energy, and nourish yourself as best you can to get through it.

That said, I feel pretty worn out. I carefully planned MY overtime so that I didn't have over 9 hour days planned at work, leaving a 4 hour Saturday. OK, so I stayed a bit over, but that's fairly normal for me.

It was dark and quiet at work today. I got into my rhythm, and remembered to go to recess (and packed my healthy snacks). Early into my shift I heard another voice... one of our DBAs popped in to do a bit of work, too... he popped his head into my cubicle and said something teasing, just to acknowledge we were in the same boat, but left me alone to do my thing.

After my recess walk, I was really getting into my tunes, singing along with one of them, in fact. DBA had gone home, so it was again quiet, and I THOUGHT I was alone, then suddenly, there was another face at my cubicle door and I near jumped out of my skin! One of the newer guys was also there doing HIS OT bit... and he had come to see who was singing.

I must have blushed a million shades of red, because he then said, "no, no, it was good... my wife sings well, too". And I made headway, so I felt good at the end of the shift.

But I was tired. Grocery shopped after lunch. Nodded off on the couch. Opted on just an afternoon outdoor gentle walk, as a lovely front had come through, cooling it off. Clouds looked a little threatening and I opted against the pool for of all reasons because I didn't want my car out in it should it decide to drop hailstones. Tomorrow, I promise myself... the pool. And the laundry.

I remind myself how fortunate we are to have as short a work week as we do. It has not been THAT long since "the help" only got a half day a week off. I can certainly live through a few weeks like this.

Attitude, Sparklers. It is all in the attitude. This, too, is like being "in training". emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 6/30/2013 10:02PM

    Totally agree that when we can't control what happens to us, we can still pretty much control our response to it . . . and you are doing a terrific job of that!

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REJ7777 6/30/2013 8:45AM

    Your post reminded me of the psychologist and Holocaust-survivor, Viktor Frankl, who wrote: "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

I find that you're making some very smart choices in refusing to be a billiard ball for circumstances. emoticon

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KRISZTA11 6/30/2013 4:51AM

    You are managing it very well, the best way possible.
Have a good rest on Sunday!

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NEW-CAZ 6/30/2013 3:08AM

    Good luck!

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PATRICIAAK 6/29/2013 11:32PM

    Great job on planning and attitude

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MARILYNROBERT 6/29/2013 11:21PM

    You did good and you have THE attitude! emoticon

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SIMONEKP 6/29/2013 10:35PM

    Good luck with the plans

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LESLIELENORE 6/29/2013 10:08PM

    Yes, attitude is so important! emoticon

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DLDMIL 6/29/2013 9:45PM

    Attitude is everything. Stay strong and have a great evening. emoticon emoticon

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MOBYCARP 6/29/2013 9:34PM

    Yes, attitude is key. Even if you have to pretend it's November and find something to be thankful for every day, managing the attitude is worth the effort when things are tough. And YOU are worth the effort to manage the attitude.

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OPTIMIST1948 6/29/2013 9:24PM

    When my parent's car died on the way to my wedding - I realized "I cant always control what is happening, but I can control how I feel about." Its been a good lesson ever since. Glad you prioritized recess, so valuable for letting you keep your brain in control.

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DALID414 6/29/2013 9:13PM

    Ugh, I know I should be positive (may have to work Fri thru the weekend next week), but it's hard knowing I could have a 4-day weekend full of activities (workouts). emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 6/29/2013 9:08PM

    Good for you! Attitude is so important! Enjoy your Sunday!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/29/2013 8:57PM

    You did a good job! HUGS!

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BOROFITGIRL 6/29/2013 8:29PM

    Great reminder about the importance of one's attitude. emoticon

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GOLFGMA 6/29/2013 8:13PM

    You are a busy lady and lucky that you have a job with OT possibilities. That extra income can sure help! emoticon

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Picking the good days to bike

Friday, June 28, 2013

This week it's all been about weather. The first day I backed out of... good call, I would have got rained on during the ride in. Yesterday I opted NOT to bike because of my sister's being in hospital, wanting to keep my options open... BUT, it was also a good call for weather on the morning commute... I got rained on between the car and the office.

So today, not in the forecast... figure I ride in today, and if I do it right, get a brick workout in with the ride home followed by a jog. Wish me the determination to get 'er done!

I did get by to visit my sis after work, to find her in good spirits and staying the extra night just to be monitored, but also because she's in the middle of painting at home. If she went home last night, she would have been pushing furniture around, knowing her! So, that, too was a good call on her part.

The Kelsey news, not as encouraging. They have gone back from sedation to paralysis meds, and an echocardiogram was "inconclusive". Prayers keeping up. I think I might need that jog.

The weekend ahead? I'll work a half day Saturday. Hope to get myself into a pool at least one day.

LIFE is good! What you bring to it is important: bring a good attitude, and the rest will work out. Spark on! emoticon

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LJCANNON 6/29/2013 8:02AM

    emoticon So glad that Your Sister is on the mend. Kelsey is in my Prayers!
emoticon I hope that the Weather lets you get in those rides this week. Hopefully the Heat Wave won't get to you too badly.

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    Sorry for Kelsey's relapse. It will be what it will be in the end. I am learning to push anxiety away for things I can't control. Not push them in, but away so I stay healthier too.

Enjoy your ride no matter the weather. Funny , I immediately envisioned the black and white Wizard of Oz scene with the witch on the bike in the air... and no you are not the witch, just thought of the weather. Ramblings of a distracted tired Sparker emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 6/29/2013 12:29AM

    I have not yet tried the bikerack on my new car - it enables me to bring the bike with me and use it when possible..

Have the best day and good wishes for your sister!

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PATRICIAAK 6/28/2013 11:29PM

    Doubling my prayers!

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WATERMELLEN 6/28/2013 10:50PM

    Keep on taking the best possible care of yourself -- during this really stressful stretch of your life. All best to Kelsey: continuing to beam healing thoughts.

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DOGLADY13 6/28/2013 10:14PM

    Way to go on figuring out the exercise while you have nothing but stressors wherever you turn: crummy weather, mandatory overtime, and worry about loved ones.

One day at a time.

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OPTIMIST1948 6/28/2013 9:34PM

    Watch out for those pool workouts....(you know why!)

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MOBYCARP 6/28/2013 8:04PM

    I hope you got your ride in today. Mine got canceled due to rain, and I still can't run or walk briskly. Fortunately, kettlebell swings, snatches, and cleans don't require me to flex my feet.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/28/2013 5:39PM

    While Kelsey's situation is discouraging, as I remember from our experience with this, there were ups and downs. Praying for an upward trend now.

I'm happy your sister is doing well.

Take care of yourself too.

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DLDMIL 6/28/2013 11:20AM

    Prayer and hugs for everyone. Have a good ride home. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 6/28/2013 10:00AM

    Have a good run. emoticon

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GABY1948 6/28/2013 9:18AM

    Kelsey news is a downer for sure...continuing prayer for all....

Good calls on the weather!

Have a great weekend!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/28/2013 8:23AM

    Oh my gosh, Barb, so sorry about Kelsey's news. Have to re-double the prayer efforts. Hugs and prayers too for your sister. Glad she made the decision she did.

And glad you're taking care of YOU!

HUGS and smiles, Barb. We're all with you.

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KALIGIRL 6/28/2013 8:12AM

    "What you bring to it is important: bring a good attitude, and the rest will work out." - Spoken like a true role model...
Checking in before heading out again - hope to see you soon.

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BLUENOSE63 6/28/2013 7:17AM

  Still praying for Kelsey!

Yes get out and do at least 20 minutes.....such a great stress reliever...just do what moves you.

Take care

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Making one thing perfectly clear

Thursday, June 27, 2013

My blogs are about me, and how I am dealing with life. They are NOT intended to be a critique of my workplace, any of the people I work with, my family members, or any of the other people in my life. They are truly "all about me", and dealing with the feelings that present themselves to me.

Some of the things I say *could* at times offend someone who is on the other side of my feelings, and *could* turn into a he-said, she-said flame war if it went that way (and the other person was aware I said them). When I wrote yesterday about a particular e-mail not being an apology, for example, could cause the writer of that e-mail to become defensive. And I'm not interested in a non-productive distraction.

I thought about this, and as a result, chose to take two of my blogs down, because they mentioned events at work and had a bit more "opining" than I am comfortable with, dancing a line. This is a fact: I've been mandated to work overtime. This is a perception: We are all under a lot of stress right now and I'm more sensitive to what I perceive as criticism when under stress.

What it's really all about is me... and what I do about my feelings. Because I am an emotionally-triggered overeater. So the rest, i.e. what I chose to do: take a walk, ride the bike to work, eat what's in the bag, write a blog, etc. are the relevant bits... not the internal "opining" that triggered the feelings to begin with.

That said: I'm having "a week". After the overnight duty on Friday-Saturday, my sleep schedule disrupted, I've been not at the top of my game.

Monday, I left my day planner at home. Fortunately, while at work, I operate off the computer version.

Tuesday, I managed to make it to work missing my wallet. Fortunately, I had everything I needed packed in the lunch bag. And my coffee card was in the desk drawer.

YESTERDAY... I managed to get to work on my bicycle... MISSING THE BAG! (Yes, the "eat what's in the" bag.) Fortunately, there are healthy options, including fruit and nuts and a salad option at the cafeteria in the basement of the work building... AND I didn't forget the same thing twice, i.e. my wallet was with me.

This morning, I awoke to find e-mail from my older sis... from the hospital. She's had a health flare up that has landed her there! And Kelsey has had an up and down week, still on life support, stable, now entering the third week.

So... that's life. For today:
* Remember to TAKE the bag. Eat what's in it.
* Drink your water... is good for you.
* No bike today... check in with sister after the mandatory OT and maybe swing by hospital to see her!
* It will NOT kill you to take a rest day from the other exercise, but don't forget to go to recess... walking breaks at work do help keep you sane-r. Or less in-sane.

LIFE is precious, and fragile. Savor it. Recognize moments of happiness. Be as kind as you can... to yourself as well as to others. And Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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CONCHA77 6/29/2013 6:26PM

    Hang in there and enjoy your weekend. (((Hugs))) Hope everyone and everything is better today.

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MEDDYPEDDY 6/29/2013 12:27AM

    The best thing I learned in twelvesteps groups is to talk about me, from my perspective... not in the sense of me,me, me but to keep myself form advices, arguments or judgements.

I got inspired to be more careful on what view I am displaying in my blogs so thanks Barb!

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MNTWINSGAL 6/28/2013 10:49PM

    Barb, so sorry you are having "a week." I know how stressful it is to work countless, seemingly endless hours....and how sthat stress can cause us to blurt things out that we might normally keep bottled up inside. And unless you work with someone who might read your blogs, you shouldn't feel that you can't express yourself here. You are among friends, so feel free to vent, rant, and / or change names if necessary, lol.

That being said, I hope today was better, and that the mandatory OT does not extend into the weekend. TGIF!

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KALIGIRL 6/28/2013 8:23AM

    Oh my - sorry for the stress - here's to your attitude getting you through!

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    I swear all of us high stress workers of a certain age are in the same boat.
I am about ready to post a note by MY front door listing all the things I said I'd need or do once I opened it.

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PATRICIAAK 6/28/2013 1:11AM

    Yes, I, too. appreciate your blogs and friendship.
I've blogged about '70 hour' weeks, etc.
Life is full of ups and downs.
What I particularly admire is your honesty with how you are dealing with both the 'lemons' and the 'lemonade'. You uolift my day with your positive, caring sentences at the end, such as 'Life is fragile and precious' (paraphrased) and Spark On!

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EMMACLAIRE5 6/28/2013 12:13AM

    Thanks for sharing the ups and downs of it all, and reminding us to keep our perspective as best we can in the face of stress and frustration! Your week sounds like it's been quite a challenge. I had to laugh at the MISSING THE BAG (yes, the "eat what's in the bag" bag) I have a friend who always used to leave her purse at home, so she posted herself a note by the door " DFYFP"(don't forget your f**** purse!). I shared that with my daughter, and have had to call her a few times to have her bring mine to school with her. She answers the phone "your FP???" Hang in there, and remember to be kind to you!

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MOBYCARP 6/27/2013 8:46PM

    "My blogs are about me, and how I am dealing with life."

That was a timely reminder for me this evening. I hustled over and wrote my own blog, not because I owed my SparkFriends and update but because I owe it to myself to organize my thoughts.

And now, to bed. Sleep time is also important for me this week.

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SLENDERELLA61 6/27/2013 8:22PM

    Profound blog, Barb! The way you deal with such a stressful situation is instructive for your readers. It may be all about you, but it is helpful to many. Even though my stressors are far different now, I identify with much of what you write. The way you face the truth is admirable. Love your pep talks, too, and have started having similar ones. Hang in there, Barb!! -Marsha

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DALID414 6/27/2013 4:04PM

    It's tough to separate things when you're emotional about something.

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LESLIELENORE 6/27/2013 1:05PM

    Sorry to hear about your sister. I hope you get the chance to go see her tonight.

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DLDMIL 6/27/2013 11:49AM

    Your blogs are always so insightful and help so many of us in our daily struggles. You inspire us to keep moving. We understand when things are stressful. Take care and please know that we are here for you, hugs and prayers for your entire family.

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KANOE10 6/27/2013 10:58AM

    I do the same thing when I am stressed..forget things like lunch or cell phone. Your job sounds very stressful. I think you are wise to vent your emotions by blogging. You are right, you blogs are for you to express your feelings. Many of us learn and identify with you as we read your blogs. Hugs to Kelsey and your sister.

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MADEIT3 6/27/2013 9:57AM

    Sounds like you have a plan when work is stressful - and I don't know very many people who don't find work stressful.

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NWFL59 6/27/2013 9:17AM

    Most public Spark blogs I've read seem to be for the writer's benefit as I think they should. We are here to support each other and to garner support/strength/motivation/other from what others are willing to share of their life experiences. Glad you have habits that allow you multiple ways to destress from your life challenges. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/27/2013 9:14AM

    Keep on keeping on... and continue to be true to who you are...

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BOILHAM 6/27/2013 9:02AM

    Yeah, sometimes I feel I'm being too self centered in my blogs. But, what else are they but 'all about me' musings? In my most recent blog, I was self conscious enough to subtitle it "a vanity blog", because I posted a picture which I thought was flattering to me.
Thanks for reminding me that these blogs are all about us, and hopefully will inspire, or help others in their own struggles with life.
Keep on bloggin' those great thoughts.

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ANDI571 6/27/2013 8:52AM

    I have always had a hard time journaling. I remember back when my mom had Alzheimer's and I felt I was the only family member on board taking care of her. I was tired, hurt, and probably every other emotion you could have. I started a journal and started writing exactly what I felt. It didn't take long that I was so scared someone would find my journal, read it and be hurt. I threw it away, never to do it again. It's funny how something so medicinal can also cause stress.

Hang in there. Those emotions can cause havoc on one healthy eating. Something I have been doing. I go to my email and I pretend I am emailing God. I let it all out. Then instead of hitting the send button, I pretend the cancel button sends it on out there. So that way I can get out exactly what I want, send it out there, and no one ever sees it.

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KELLIEBEAN 6/27/2013 8:32AM

    You have your head on straight more than you know. When I write venting blogs, I try to picture the person/people I'm venting about, sitting next to me when I write. It sometimes helps me to remember to let it go or be gentle. Perception is everything!

I've been having a horrible week at work. This morning I asked God to help me over this certain hump and immediately thought of Kelsey and tried to keep things in perspective.

Keep on being you!

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GABY1948 6/27/2013 8:19AM

    You are SO right, And, Barb, I totally understand the last few blogs...I retired from the "big Phone Company"...lots of stress and the same situations you write of...and I was often on mandatory OT.

Have a GREAT day...glad Kelsey is at least still stable and praying still for total restoration...

Sorry about your sis and praying she is out of the hospital soon.

Oh, and, yesterday I went to town to the store and thankfully realized about a mile away I had wallet! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 6/27/2013 8:14AM

    Stay strong, My Friend!

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MJREIMERS 6/27/2013 8:11AM

    We all have times of "opinion" and that is fine. This is a place of support and sometimes a good vent is all we need to clear the air and get a new perspective on situations. It sounds like that is what you have done and made choices accordingly.

I hope your weekend is more relaxing. You've had a really tough week and it doesn't help with family members in the hospital.

Hang in there and emoticon !

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/27/2013 8:02AM

    Yes, our blogs are about us and our world as WE see and experience it. I appreciate your sharing your thoughts and commenting on mine.

I hope Kelsey continues to improve and your sister recovers quickly.

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DOGLADY13 6/27/2013 8:02AM

    You can get through this. Do what you need to do to get through healthy and without murder charges.

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ISHIIGIRL 6/27/2013 8:02AM

    I try to start each morning with my gratitude journal. that helps me to prevent 'having a week". We all go through those times, especially when we work full time and that is where we spend the majority of our waking hours. I can so appreciate everything you said here. Keep going, only a few more days until the weekend. i hope you get some respite from work and can have some me time.

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WATERMELLEN 6/27/2013 7:48AM

    Totally appreciate your decision to take down the "opining" blogs". And the impulse that led you to post them in the first place -- this is YOUR blog, where you get to think through how stress triggers food/exercise issues.

And . . . "having a week" is generally the way stress manifests itself for me too. It's amazing how many different things I can "forget" when I'm overwhelmed and in danger of forgetting about . . . me. My goals, my needs, my best interests. Because other's goals, needs, interests are crowding mine out.

Thanks as always for letting us listen in on your pep talks, which function as pep talks for more of us than you'll every know I suspect.

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BLUENOSE63 6/27/2013 7:25AM

  You do not need to apologize for anything that you write as you do not write with malicious intent. I thoroughly enjoy your blogs and I hope you stay "just the way you are" a.k.a Billy Joel.


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REJ7777 6/27/2013 7:16AM

    Keeping our health a priority during disappointing, stressful times at work and in our personal lives is one of the biggest challenges for long-term weight control. That's usually where I lose the battle. Thank you for modeling how control can be maintained in the thick of it!

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MAGGIEVAN 6/27/2013 7:07AM

    Just keep on doing what you are doing. Your friends will understand.

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LEANJEAN6 6/27/2013 7:00AM

    Barb!---Don't let the B--T--ds---get you down!----Yer blog is yer opinion-----Man, I enjoy reading yer opinion!!--- Glad yu got that bike ride in!!!--Hope the people in yer life will be OK------ clouds---mosquitos here-----killed 4 already --IN the HOUSE!-Lynda emoticon

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PHEBESS 6/27/2013 6:48AM

    Sounds like a week!!! (And doesn't it make you happy all body parts are attached?)

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1CRAZYDOG 6/27/2013 6:45AM

    Awwww, hugs to you Barb.

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Well I WAS getting ready

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

But then I heard this rumble. Looked outside. Saw a flash of lightning. Keep in mind this was NOT a recreational ride, this was a work commute. Ewww...

Sky looked like this over the houses to the West (where our weather comes from):

Came inside. Checked the weather radar. It looked like this:

Hmmm. Drowned rat is not a good work look. And while the forecast may SAY 20%, if I win that lottery, I win that lottery. We've all shoveled "partly cloudy" of a winter day, huh?

So... change of plan. Drive to work today. Do something active AFTER work. Write this blog & sip another Spark mug of coffee.

LIFE is good, even with rumbling skies. Spark on. emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 6/26/2013 10:29AM

    Good decision. Flexibility rules!!

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ROXYZMOM 6/25/2013 10:42PM

    I am glad you kept yourself safe :)

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PATRICIAAK 6/25/2013 8:59PM

    1ooo% agree to changing plans! Good the change was before you left for work. Otherwise, if a thunderstorm had come up suddenly when you were part way there, 'drowned rat' look may have happened.

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DLDMIL 6/25/2013 8:44PM

    Good planning

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MOBYCARP 6/25/2013 8:08PM

    That radar kind of makes me nostalgic for good old great plains thunderstorms - flashy, exciting, and soon past. And it looks like it's timed just right to destroy your bike commuter plan. Oh, well. On to Plan B!

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DALID414 6/25/2013 12:42PM

    Wow, scary radar!

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PHEBESS 6/25/2013 9:45AM

    Hope you got to work safely, and don't have any tornadoes!

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GABY1948 6/25/2013 9:14AM

    Glad you drove...I hate lightening...and always have to go disconnect our internet while there is lightening because of zaps...UGH

Have a great day!

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LESLIELENORE 6/25/2013 9:08AM

    Prudence is a good thing!

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/25/2013 8:17AM

    Have a good day and send some of that rain to San Diego; we need it badly.

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WATERMELLEN 6/25/2013 8:15AM

    Rumbling here too . . . after a heat wave!! Yay for Plan B (and extra coffee).

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1CRAZYDOG 6/25/2013 8:01AM

    Glad you decided to drive! Looks like a good alternative looking @ that radar picture!

HUGS and smiles.

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LJCANNON 6/25/2013 7:52AM

    emoticon I am glad that you chose to stay safe and dry. Being Flexible is always a Good Choice!!

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HOT4FITNESS 6/25/2013 7:47AM

    Nothing like a Spark of lightening to make us rethink our day. I think it will be indoor activity for me. Have a sparking good day!

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LEANJEAN6 6/25/2013 7:40AM

    OMG--It looks pretty stormy!---- best to drive!----- LOL-----Lynda emoticon

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MJREIMERS 6/25/2013 7:40AM

    Good choice. After yesterday's weather, one can never be too careful. There are many here that still don't have power. We lucked out; our lights stayed on. Have a great day!

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