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"Mommy Mode"

Saturday, August 23, 2014

My granddaughter will be 2 months old on the 27th. My daughter went yesterday to get her long hair cut. She said she had been wearing it up in a bun. Helena's "death grip" is getting stronger every day. So...she said she wanted to get out of "Mommy Mode". Whoa! I've been in "Mommy Mode" for 34 years now. Guess I need to seriously think about making changes. I think I can still be in "Grandma Mode": this one's fun.

I also have been coming across quotes and people talking about how they treat themselves. It goes hand-in-hand with the "Mommy Mode". Today, I will start making changes. Stop wasting time on things that I really don't enjoy doing. This includes going through useless emails. Quit shifting papers around. Handle them when they come in. Spend more time having fun. It's been a couple months since I can honestly say I had fun. That's pretty sad.

I've been looking at my food reports. Carbohydrate consumption is a little up again and protein is down. I HAVE to cut down on processed foods. I am hoping that getting a better handle on eating will give me more energy and help me sleep a little better. I actually woke myself up yesterday morning as I was having a bad dream about a possessed cat that kept bothering me. I was yelling at it to go away and actually said it out loud. Haven't done that in ages!

Within the week, I will report on how it's coming. I will list SOMETHING fun that I've done. Out of mommy mode and into Patty infinity and beyond!

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LJOYCE55 8/23/2014 9:56AM

  I love my new short hair as well. It was no sacrifice at all. I am a new grandma and, like you, am learning how enjoyable grandma mode is. So fun.

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AUNTALICE2 8/23/2014 9:43AM

    I can understand the 'grandma mode'. Me, too! But I do understand your daughter. I have had waist length hair my whole life but I had it cut about and 1 1/2 inches long when it started falling out. It makes me feel like a whole new person! I love it! emoticon

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Wonderful Beginning of Day

Thursday, August 21, 2014

After grabbing my coffee and morning pills, I sat at the computer and looked at my email. This was the first one I looked at. Seeing this beautiful smile started my day off beautifully. In 13 days, I will see her. I haven't seen her since the first week of July. I am so excited!

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NPA4LOSS 8/23/2014 1:57AM

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AUNTALICE2 8/22/2014 5:33PM

    What a way to start your day!! emoticon

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CATTUTT 8/21/2014 5:05PM

    Oh my gosh she's such a doll! I'm excited for you to get to see her, I hope the 13 days fly by!

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FISHGUT3 8/21/2014 2:48PM

    Congrats - very exciting

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BERGBA7 8/21/2014 12:42PM

    two more weeks to go!

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/21/2014 12:15PM

    I'm so excited that you're going to see your granddaughter in 13 days! She is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing her precious picture! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love!
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2BDYNAMIC 8/21/2014 11:41AM

    Wow--How exciting and what a way to start your day!! emoticon

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JUSGETTENBY42 8/21/2014 11:11AM


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Great Point!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I was reading some blogs this morning and one hit home with me. It was comparing ourselves to a car. It was stated to "keep your paint job pretty, it makes you feel better while you're driving around". (Indygirl) It made so much sense to me.

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, I often put me on the bottom of my to-do list. Why? I don't know - habit, guilt, whatever. Why should I, though? I'm important! I should keep myself up for me, for my family, to be able to do for others.

What this means to me: eat right, exercise and sleep enough, take care when something is wrong. It means so much more, though. Get up and get dressed in the morning. Dress nicely. Do the make-up and hair - and this means taking care of skin and hair. Nails -I tend to remember the fingernails more than the toenails. No more! I will remember both. addition to keeping the paint nice, I have to keep the insides running right. Yes, diet and exercise are on the list. I do tend to forget about the brain. I must not be nurturing it enough. So, I suppose I must remember to read more, challenge it more, comfort it more. Comforting it more means reaching out to family and friends, doing something new, and doing the things that I enjoy.

I keep chasing the perfect schedule. There is no such thing in this game of life. Just do it!

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/20/2014 8:42PM

    Wishing you all the best for your new plan! I hope you have a wonderful day! Sending you lots of hugs today!
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CATTUTT 8/20/2014 1:49PM

    That's a very good point about keeping the paint nice. Something to think about.

Good luck with your new plan!

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    Great direction to go. We feel so much better when we freshen up. Enjoy it!
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MSLZZY 8/20/2014 11:07AM

    When you find the perfect schedule, email it to me. I need one too. Keep you paint job pretty today! HUGS!

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Tracker Problems

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sure - just because I said yesterday that I was going to pay more attention to my tracker report, my tracker went on the fritz. It updated a little after 9 am. Then, at about 6 pm, it would light up, but it was lighting up red. I posted on the technical message board, but never got a response. So, I thought I'd try changing the battery. After I did, the light was green again, but it looked like it lost all my steps for the day. At the end of the night the site registered that I had a little over 7000 steps. Today, it showed a lot more. Go figure...

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/19/2014 9:28PM

    Sorry to hear you're having problems with your tracker! Maybe it was just the battery!
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love!
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AUNTALICE2 8/19/2014 7:06PM


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MYAKAYAH 8/19/2014 6:44PM

    I wore my tracker on my shoe and never had an issue with it, very accurate there~

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TANITHSEH1011 8/19/2014 4:20PM

    I had a similar problem once but it never happend bu the one time. is it possbile that your tracker was in a bad place and wasn't catching all of your steps? I found that if I have to wear it on my bra (in a dress or something) that is doesn't seem as accurate. Maybe try a slightly different placement next time.

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Review of Last Week 8.18.14

Monday, August 18, 2014

I was reminded again that I can't do hard, physical work for very long. After spending 5 straight hours on Mom's flooded basement, I couldn't move. My knee is still reminding me.

I learned that I really should stay out of casinos. I don't have good luck and I can find many other things to spend my money on - like Helena.

I went over my Spark Tracker Report.
This Week Last Week Difference
steps: 89660 78572 +11,118
Minutes: 1601 1503 +98
Calories: 4849 5178 -329
Miles: 23.4 21.42 +1,98

It seemed a little odd that my calorie burning was a little down when everything else was a little up. But then I realized that I didn't ride the exercise bike as much as I cleaned and walked. So, that is the difference.

I know I need to work on my meal planning. I am in a rut on what I eat. I have to get the cookbook out tonight when making my grocery list for tomorrow. I will definitely pay attention to that report next week.

My house needs some TLC. After helping Mom with hers all last week, it painfully reminded me that mine needs to get in order. I really prefer to start doing it now. I don't like to have a lot to do just before Christmas. I'd rather enjoy the season.

Hoping to have a better report on myself next week.

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TIKITAMI 8/19/2014 2:11PM

My daughters and I will call each other for meal ideas, I find that really helps keep the ideas fresh.


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MSLZZY 8/18/2014 10:43PM

    Pace yourself but meal planning is a great idea. Beat the boredom and whip up something new. HUGS!

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AUNTALICE2 8/18/2014 8:48PM

    Thanks for sharing! I think you did quite well with your exercise! I have gained weight! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/18/2014 7:31PM

    Sounds like an awesome plan! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love!
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CATTUTT 8/18/2014 6:03PM

    Great job on your stats from last week!

I feel the same way about not having a lot to do around the holidays. My goal is to have everything organized and ready this year so that when the holidays are here, it's pure enjoyment. They're my favorite time of year.

Hope you're having a good evening!

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JAZZII4 8/18/2014 4:39PM

    Awesome amount of steps! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 8/18/2014 11:55AM

    emoticon emoticon You are making great choices!

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