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Weekend continues......

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Am struggling with poor connections and stingy wheels, but for now I'm here quietly Sparkin' (with my Yahoo! Musie set to the new age channel as usual), and enjoying the solitude (for now - this is a social and active weekend, and for once I'm actually participating and enjoying)..........thanks to the ongoing difficulties I'm having with dealing with a particular individual, I have come to the point where I have, in action and attitude, essentially put my foot (or dancing feet in this case) and said "ENOUGH"! I have HAD IT!

I will move on and move forward, and do what keeps me going, stable, and sane.......and if you DON'T like it, THAT'S NOT. MY. $!@. PROBLEM!

(Vent off now - whew! Feel relieved now, but I gotta get back some semblance of "zen" as it were, so that's enough of that!)

Sadly, I have succumbed to an *AWESOME* raspberry (of course!) ice cream - so I need to get back on track on that score.........fortunately, none of that kind of stuff is kept at home so once I'm back things will return to a better state......

Did get a good amount of activity in - didn't do my full set of mixed cardio/floor work, but that's OK - maybe I'll fit that in this afternoon as there will be some free time.....

Enjoy your Sunday, Sparkies!

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GORDON66 8/31/2014 5:41PM

  Raspberry ice cream sounds terrific. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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ICECUB 8/31/2014 9:50AM

    emoticon GLAD YOU ENJOYED RASPBERRY ICE CREAM. JUST GET BACK TO YOUR ROUTINE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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TERRI289 8/31/2014 9:37AM

    I agree with AUNTALICE2, better to get it out and not hold it in.

Enjoy your day...did yoga and a foot soak and scrub. Feel decadent right now! Love it! emoticon

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AUNTALICE2 8/31/2014 9:02AM

    It is good to vent and not keep feeling bottled up but is even better to let it go! I am glad you enjoyed your raspberry treat! You did jump right back on the wagon!! kudos to you!! emoticon

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Weekend so far.....

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dealing with a depressed family member, but so far the weekend is going well.......I'm keeping fairly active (and if I have to work with others instead of the depressed family member, I am at this point bracing for the possibility and working to prepare to do so if needed)!

Had one real ice cream last night (of course, raspberry in nature, which is my downfall)..........but I should be able to account for that if I keep my activity level up........

Got invited to do a -heh, heh - *Ice Bucket Challenge* with a group of fellow club members - should be sometime tomorrow (details are still being finalized) - that oughta be a hoot! It's a little on the cool side, but I figure if my body cooperates it may just stop a "hot flash" in its tracks!

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Later, Sparkies!

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GORDON66 8/30/2014 11:34PM

  Brrrrrrrrrrr! Sound cold but fun!!!!!!!!!!!

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TERRI289 8/30/2014 11:18PM

    Keeping it positive!!

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AUNTALICE2 8/30/2014 10:06PM

    I am waiting to hear the results of the challenge! emoticon

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BARBANNA 8/30/2014 8:42PM

    I hope you managed to survive the ice challange. One year I fell in the lake from out sailboat which was quit an ice challenge. emoticon

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ICECUB 8/30/2014 6:20PM

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Weekend preparations.......

Friday, August 29, 2014

Getting ready for the usual weekend plans - I'm not totally enthused (for reasons I won't get into), but am "keeping up appearances".........

Ate slightly more than I anticipated last night (formal meal was later than I like, so I snacked before that)..........don't like to do so, but it has happened from time to time - one hazard of being an early riser/retirer when others around me live a different "time lifestyle"......

Am set to Spark while I'm at my location, and the weekend will have physical activity - just need to plan eating will, and since I will pack a bit (location has a kitchen), this should be doable.........

Am still feeling fairly well - love the way the ol' knees are behaving much better with what I've lost so far........WOO-HOO!

Enjoy your Friday, Sparkies!

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ICECUB 8/29/2014 6:50PM

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GORDON66 8/29/2014 8:06AM

  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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I may have my "introvert club" credentials revoked!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

*Another* social get-together last night! What the............this has been some crazy August!

Question I must ask myself now........who am I and what have I done with RASPBERRY56, anyhow?

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Did fairly well, eating-wise ....... certainly didn't *overeat* (the ongoing effects of taste-testing in the afternoon).........did have a small amount of M&Ms (hey, I'm not a saint, you know!)...........couldn't get up the nerve to use the host's pool (and I did come prepared) - maybe over the weekend I will get the courage to swim (the lake I'll be around is a bit on the cold side, though).......

Onward with a new day........enjoy your Thursday, Sparkies!

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BARBANNA 8/30/2014 8:44PM

    Too funny! Have a food one yourself! emoticon

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MYAKAYAH 8/28/2014 6:17PM

    Wonderful social event you had, keep it up and I am following the lead!

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ICECUB 8/28/2014 11:15AM

    emoticon WITH EATING WISE. HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY.

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KRYSSCOTT 8/28/2014 10:47AM

    Hey, good for you! If your out there being social and your comfortable with this new you then go for it. Hand over that introvert card, grab a friend and go jump in that lake, Swim till your hearts content.


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ANITACO3 8/28/2014 9:39AM

  I am part of the "introvert club", happy to hear we can eventually find other clubs to join. (heehee) Enjoy, I am looking forward to this part.....although I am still at the starting gate right now.......baby steps. Good luck and enjoy your new status. emoticon

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GORDON66 8/28/2014 8:42AM

  Being around others can be joyful and good for your health. You might want to figure out why you're an introvert. I had such terrible body image issues that I always tried to disappear into the woodwork. Now that I'm in my sixties I would like to expland the circle of my friends. I don't want to be a lonely old lady.

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PATTYKLAVER 8/28/2014 7:39AM

    I noticed that as I get older, things come out of my mouth that would never come out 10, 20, 30 years ago. I'm standing up for myself more. When I think about it, other people do and say things and don't think about the reactions of others. In the grand scheme of life, we don't get points for sitting on the sidelines. How about if we make a pact and give each other points for going out and LIVING more?

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ELRIDDICK 8/28/2014 7:08AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Change in normal routine today........

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Last week a coworker suggested a get-together after work at her place - I said to myself "yeah, yeah - whatever" - honestly I wasn't all that sure that would happen (when a cynical attitude meets up with a generally introverted personality, let's just say that things can get *ugly* ;) ) ......... but it does look like it will go on, so i'm gonna go for it! Of course the fact that I need to get away from family that are bring me down more and more each day has a lot to do with it .........

I should be able to deal with whatever food is available - will bring my "go-to" bevvie (gotta loooooove flavored seltzer - it's perfect for a hot day that's being predicted here)........

Here's to a good day, Sparkies!

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MYAKAYAH 8/28/2014 6:16PM

    Sounds like a good distraction from negativity from things! I am thinking of that myself. Tired of negative downer people, it really isn't helpful~

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ICECUB 8/27/2014 6:51PM

    SOUNDS LIKE A VERY GOOD DISTRACTION. GO FOR IT.

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DAISYBELLEKIA 8/27/2014 1:53PM

    i know you'll enjoy yourself :)

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KRYSSCOTT 8/27/2014 10:55AM

    It certainly sounds like the kind of break you need. Have fun!

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VANGO79 8/27/2014 10:11AM

    Have fun, sounds like you need it!

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GORDON66 8/27/2014 8:44AM

  Enjoy yourself!!

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MELNJAY3 8/27/2014 8:11AM

    have a great day

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