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Cocktails a Calling

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last week I had my locks/hair groomed and I lighten it. My hair is varegiated brown. It's like variegated yarn. There are shades of ligt brown and white (that's the grey). I've received a lot of compliments. I like the way it looks.

Went out to dinner last night. I ate regular during the day. At dinner, I had a mixed drink and a glass of wine. The mixed drink was too sweeet. I should have stuck with the red wine it would have been better taste and calorie wise. I had a cajun curry chicken salad in a tortilla bowl. Lo and behold I ate half of it. Oh yeah we shared a spinach dip.

Today I am supposed to tak a step in my personal development. I will exercise control in my eating - through weighing and measuring and sticking to the plan.

  
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CHEENY 12/19/2014 12:04PM

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SETTIMIA 12/19/2014 1:03AM

    HAPPY HOOPING DAY, YOU ARE A STAR FOR STICKING WITH IT

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SETTIMIA 12/18/2014 11:11PM

    Still waiting to see a pic of your beautiful locks

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YOYONOMORE1 12/18/2014 9:38PM

    I bet your hair looks really nice. I like sweet wine and sweet mixed drinks. I've been making rum balls, some rum goes into the balls and some goes in a glass of diet coke for me after I get done making the rum balls, lol, just one glass though. I am making my third batch of rum balls tomorrow then will be done with them. Hard to believe Christmas is almost here. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Hugs,
Shirl

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1CRAZYDOG 12/18/2014 12:27PM

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NHES220 12/18/2014 9:42AM

    Red wine is my cocktail of choice! I am not one for mixed drinks.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/18/2014 9:13AM

    That santa suit photo makes me smile every time.

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ELRIDDICK 12/18/2014 7:01AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Christmas Heart

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Yesterday was interesting and I will give myself credit for my eating, exercise and temperament.
The morning started with a speed walk and my inspirational song was 'Lovely Day' by Bill Withers. I had vegetable soup-tea for breakfast while Christmas music played in the background. I call it vegetable soup-tea because I drink it out of a mug. I made a Salmon & Spinach Quiche for my son who was not going to school. I went to work and despite some 'crazy happenings' I focused on my work and got something accomplished. The evening I had plans to have dinner with a girlfriend and then we were going to go to the Christmas Concert put on by the National Youth Choir and the Nazareth College Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra is visiting from New York.

I dropped my son to soccer and headed to meet my girlfriend. She called me on the way to say her stomach was upset and she didn't think she's be able to eat. So we had a lot of time to kill and I suggested that we just meet up at 6:30 p.m. and go to the concert skip dinner. That was agreable but now I have alot of time to kill and I've pushed off a meal. The thought of not having my dinner begins to cause a panic to rise in me (no kidding). So I think, I should head home and get some of the quiche I'd prepared. So I drive in that direction and also think, but you need to get some gas in the car. I stop for that. Then I think, I need to get the libation for christmas and I stop at the liquor store and get that. By this time, to go home and come back will be a really quick turn around and I decide to just head for the meeting point.

I call my girlfriend and she is 'still' on the way to the meeting point. I am like round the corner. So she asks me to check on her daughter who is nearby and I do that. I still reach the meeting point before her, She arrives and we ride together to the concert.

I had the wrong location for the concert and luckily a car had pulled up and I went over to ask them if they were attending the concert and they said yes and told me where it actually was. It was just the building 'kinda over'. The concert was lovely. It was in a methodist church that had been constructed back in the 1800s. It had these high pointed ceilings and a pipe organ. But what really made it special was I saw two old friends that I've not seen in EONS. I saw a few other people who I haven't seen in a while but these two people I would not have know where to find them on an island that is 21miles long and 7 miles wide. I was glad I made the effort to go.

I feel good that I was able to postpone the food until after the concert. When I got home I had the Quiche (and did not overeat). I was not distracted by dramas around me and I got up this morning and had good exercise. But what really was important was the Friendship I experienced that evening. For me - seeing and chatting with my friends both old and new made me feel like this was a wonderful christmas gift. emoticon



  
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SETTIMIA 12/17/2014 2:45PM

    YES THAT IS SO TREE, GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME, AND ARE READY FOR ALL THE FESTIVE CHEER

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A LOVELY XMAS

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1CRAZYDOG 12/17/2014 1:04PM

    Busy day w/unplanned events, but you powered through. Good!

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NHES220 12/17/2014 12:04PM

    Good for you! Sounds like it turned out to be a great day and sounds like the concert was lovely!

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CHEENY 12/17/2014 11:49AM

    Good for you! I am terrible with eating meals regularly. Breakfast is often nothing. I'm a late sleeper and so am short on time in the am. I often work through lunch so by the time I get to dinner I'm famished. Eating 3 regular meals on schedule is one of my goals. Glad you were able to postpone it and not over eat. And the time with friends is priceless!

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/17/2014 9:18AM

    What fun!

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DTEACHER42 12/17/2014 9:00AM

  Thank you for being so specific about your "doings" as well as you thoughts and emotions about the events and your healthy living plans going as planned or being interrupted. It really helped me to hear that others have "panics" about things not going as planned like I do! emoticon

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Holiday Warnings

Tuesday, December 16, 2014




  
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BEMORESTUBBORN 12/16/2014 8:49PM

    The Christmas lights one is cute!

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OPHELIE 12/16/2014 11:10AM

    Cute!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/16/2014 9:13AM

    Love it!

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NHES220 12/16/2014 8:27AM

    Love the Christmas lights!

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/16/2014 7:17AM

    Cute!

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    emoticon Good morning smile! Thanks!

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Daydreaming and thinking of....

Monday, December 15, 2014

Woke up at 2 a.m. this morning and instead of turning on the TV - I just daydreamed. Had a good laugh about something. Got out of bed at 4:45 a.m. and went for my hill workout. I started off pretty focused and intense and then somewhere on hill #2 I sought of went into auto pilot and thought about the assignments I had to do for work and to delegate the cooking for Christmas. Autopilot means not intense just cruising. Came in and got to hula hooping. Then cooked my breakfast and gave my son some cold breakfast.

  
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NHES220 12/15/2014 8:12PM

    Wow, still amazed you get up that early to work out. I did a 5.6 mile run yesterday but not that early! Met with my trainer at 7am today for an hour strength training.

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TERI-RIFIC 12/15/2014 1:21PM

    Nice morning. LOLZ on the pic!!

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JAXMOMMY 12/15/2014 12:39PM

    Nice to wake up and laugh! Even on auto pilot I'm sure you burned calories!

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 12/15/2014 11:20AM

    Hope Santa is listening! I could use a fat bank account!

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RIDMYCOCOON 12/15/2014 10:45AM

    Sounds like a nice walk! emoticon I am going to send that letter to Santa too! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/15/2014 9:37AM

    2 am I don't think I'd remember what I was dreaming or thinking about! LOL

HUGS and blessings.

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KESTRYLL 12/15/2014 8:52AM

    Love it!

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OPHELIE 12/15/2014 8:46AM

    Wow, you do get up early! I am a pro at shutting my eyes in denial if I end ip waking up even just 1 minute before the alarm goes off.... Enjoy your day!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 12/15/2014 8:44AM

    A good morning chuckle.

Thanx

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/15/2014 8:30AM

    Have a good day.

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Holiday Workout

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Riding Partners not available today. So spent the day trying to rehabilitate some Christmas decorations - but no success so will discard. So actually spent the day de-cluttering. When this was part of the BLC I rarely accomplished that task. I also put the grocery store stamps on the card, so I'll use them to purchase the christmas food. Ordered some FINAL stuff for my sister to bring with her.

All and All a productive house day.


  
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NHES220 12/15/2014 8:20PM

    Not that is a workout I can embrace! My last travel week of the year. Started the week with a 5.6 mile run on Sunday with a 10:45 MPH pace which is great for me and then an hour work out with my trainer today. Home tomorrow night and then a day trip to Phoenix on Thursday.

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MALAMI518 12/14/2014 9:33PM

    I have been really slacking off on the housecleaning and decluttering. I need to get going on that. Your background picture is so pretty!

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TERI-RIFIC 12/14/2014 7:40PM

    LOLZ. Wine makes me sick, but it's funny anyway.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/14/2014 7:21PM

    Great job! LOVE the exercises. LOLOL

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JAXMOMMY 12/14/2014 6:42PM

    Good job! I'm not always the best at decluttering either, but am improving. I got rid of some Christmas decor too!

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