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Thankful Tuesday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

So thankful that Every day is a NEW day!

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KELLIEBEAN 11/25/2014 4:48PM

    So true. Every day is full of new opportunities!



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COOP9002 11/25/2014 12:52PM

    Blessings upon you and yours.

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Starting a plan and Thankful week!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Well, I missed a week in there somehow... but life is busy emoticon It's a good busy though. I've been making projects... and adding to my project pile because... well, I like projects emoticon

Had an insane weekend... with a sick husband, trying to do normal weekend things (like laundry and grocery shopping), birthday dinner at my parents, delivering orders from my kids fund raiser, baking, chopping, creating for the baby shower... and then, finally, relaxing last night.

I made some great progress on my projects... added a pair of baby booties for my shower gift (along with a couple of purchased things and a blanket I'd made when I first discovered she was pregnant).... finally made a flower that I like for an earwarmer I'm making for my SIL (and got it stitched on last night). I started my own scarf twice last week and keep goofing up the pattern and having to rip it out and try again... I'm going to try one more time and then find a different pattern. Not worth fighting with it. Need to get back to the baby blanket... but am thinking I want to make my step mom an ear warmer too... need to find a pattern that looks more like her... she wouldn't appreciate the one I did for SIL emoticon

Eating has been bad... mainly because of poor planning. I haven't been thawing things out which leads to last minute cooking... which is typically not as healthy (or tasty). This week will be better (except T day which will have too much of everything!).

Looked at my step count averages for lately and they are HORRIBLE! This week, I will get at least 4500/day (yes, this is NOTHING, but it's more than my average for the past month emoticon )... so, since it is sure to be another busy day, I will start small.

Thankful week... I am SO thankful for my family and my friends. I don't have a lot of people that I consider friends, but they are amazing people and I love them.

  
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KELLIEBEAN 11/25/2014 4:50PM

    If you can increase your step goal, that's not nothing. That is something. Always a work in progress!

Good luck with your goals.

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DREAMINGBEYOND 11/25/2014 9:16AM

    Have a great thanks giving! you sound crafty which i am definitely not. :)

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CATTUTT 11/24/2014 3:07PM

    I love that you love having projects too! And it sounds like you're getting a lot done. I bet the ear warmers are adorable.

Good luck with your goals for the week, and have a great Turkey Day!

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TRIM180 11/24/2014 12:59PM

    Thinking ahead emoticon Happy emoticon day!

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Making plans

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Well, this year has just been out of control. Period. Here we are 6 weeks to the end (holy cow - that just created a panic in me! emoticon )
So, 2014 cannot really be salvaged at this point. However, I can start getting myself on the right track to make 2015 successful.

My new job has an added benefit of Weight Watchers at work being paid for... so I have no reason NOT to go. The next session starts December 1 and I am signed up. Of course, as soon as I decide to do something, I want to start NOW - not wait 2-3 weeks.

So, amid all the chaos that has already started, I have started making my green smoothies again... and trying to cut down on my coffee (I know coffee isn't all that bad... but the amount of creamer that gets dumped in mine certainly doesn't help!).

Exercise... I need to make a solid plan... other than "exercise more" which is what I have now. That is my goal this week - to research and really critically look at the next 6 weeks and determine what I will commit to doing consistently during that time.

We have been prepping for so many things... first is a Baby Shower for a friend next weekend (I'm only co-hosting, so not solely responsible - thank heavens), then Thanksgiving (which is always at our house, but more potluck style), then a Pancake feed fundraiser for a non-profit I'm on the board of... then I get a break (I think).

I'm trying to finish hand-made presents for a few people (gloves for a niece, earwarmer for my SIL, and a baby blanket for my BFF who is due in January). I'd love to make myself a scarf - and even bought yarn for it yesterday, but I suspect it will be late December, early January before I can commit to it emoticon

Anyway, there are my to-do's for the rest of the year... need to mix in the exercise and better eating and we'll be set emoticon

  
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DREAMINGBEYOND 11/12/2014 3:33PM

    You can do it remember what you said a few weeks ago. baby steps. you are really busy So just commit to certain goals daily! I agree with cattutt nice to see you around!

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BEMORESTUBBORN 11/12/2014 1:50PM

    My brain froze at the "six weeks to the end" of 2014! This year has gone by far too quickly.

Best wishes!

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CATTUTT 11/12/2014 1:29PM

    So glad to see you around! Sounds like you're gearing up to make good plans and that's a great step forward. Good luck with them. And good luck with all the gifts you are making!

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Thursday and a long weekend

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I love long weekends. Even when I have to clean...

Anyway, today is officially my Friday, so that makes me happy.

I have slacked on eating appropriately the last couple of days - though still not horrible... not as good as the first couple of days this week. I did, however, get in my steps - though I really don't know how... I won't complain emoticon

The next couple of days will involve lots of cleaning, and prepping for my MIL to arrive Saturday (mid-day) and for me to leave town Monday.

Since I've gained 20lbs this year, I've gotten really short on clothing... but went to a consignment shop yesterday and found 2 (yes 2!) pairs of pants that fit for my trip. And I am SO happy! I can wear them and not be uncomfortable or terribly self- conscious - which is good for a 4 day work trip with lots of strangers. So, while I hope these pants don't fit me in 3 weeks, I at least have something to get me through next week. And, once I shrink back out of them, I will take them back to the consignment shop and, hopefully, find something new.

Anyway, that's the excitement here. I hope everyone has an excellent weekend!

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DREAMINGBEYOND 10/17/2014 2:23AM

    I agree I'm sure it's nice to have some pants that fit for your trip.. Enjoy your weekend and trip!

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CATTUTT 10/16/2014 9:07PM

    I wish you lots of luck and energy to get all that cleaning done! And woo hoo for finding pants that fit, that's always feels like striking gold.

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GRANDMABABA 10/16/2014 1:29PM

    I wish you great success. I'm leaving today on a long weekend trip with dh and one of our grandsons. I'm so excited. I have new pants, too, that I found on clearance at R.E.I. yesterday - water resistant and SPF 50. Should be good for hikes as the weather closes in. Take care.

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Tuesday's report on Monday

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Tried to fit in little bits of movement during the day yesterday - including a few yoga moves during lunch to get my body out of "chair mode". But, I was still 2500 steps shy when I got home from work... so I took one of the dogs for a walk (she's not a year yet and is a challenge to walk with the other dog). It was, amazingly, not raining yesterday, so this was perfect!

Ate too much at dinner, but I'm not focused on that aspect yet... must remember that emoticon .

Steps: 6349 emoticon
Fruits/Veggies: 6 servings emoticon
Yoga... not really, but a little bit

Nothing major going on today - except I had my green smoothie again for breakfast and packed a good lunch with snacks again. Will work to get in my steps... it looks like another sunny, crisp fall day so I plan to get out and take little mini- walks on my breaks.

Happy Tuesday!
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DREAMINGBEYOND 10/14/2014 8:29PM

    I've been having smoothies for breakfast too. great job on the steps and fruits and veggies. :) Might as well enjoy those walks because i live in the north where it's cold too and it will be cold in not too long!

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CATTUTT 10/14/2014 1:15PM

    Sounds like you're doing really awesome, so congrats! ANd good luck making today another awesome day!

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