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Time for a Re-Do

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Yesterday didn't go quite as planned. Maybe that was because I didn't have a solid plan. But today is a redo. I am going to WW in a few minutes. Then I have some errands to run in Kailua. Then I'm heading over to Costco for a few things. Finally coming home to do some housework. Should be a pretty busy morning. I want to get some housework done, with the rain for the last 2 weeks my floors are a disaster. Then I have some grading to do for Phoenix and chemistry. I would love to get that all out of the way today and spend tomorrow doing something fun and amazing, like cleaning my camera and taking some photos. That would be fun. Okay, I need to jump in the shower for a minute and then start my day.

Funny how that works......

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It is amazing how a little change of attitude and thinking changes everything in your life. Yesterday morning I decided to be grateful and choose happiness. Yesterday was a wonderful day. Absolutely. Wonderful. I walked in the morning for over an hour. Hubby made eggs benedict for breakfast (a tradition). I did a little cleaning in the spare room. While doing that decided that I needed a chalkboard on the wall, so whipped out my chalkboard paint and did that. Now I have a cool chalkboard on the wall. Watched some TV. Colored in my new coloring books (love them). Made dinner. Cleaned the kitchen. The day passed, I kept busy, and all was right with the world. I never took a nap or wanted a nap. I didn't put a whole lot of thought into what I ate, though we had poke for lunch and I knew what I was having for dinner. There are some things I wanted to do that I didn't because of the rain - clean the floor. But it was a great day. I chose to be happy and I was. I loved it. I'm …

Changing my outlook

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When you only look at the negative, things can get really dark. I was on the borderline of that. I have problems. Lord knows, I have problems. The thing is, as in the previous post, I have far more to be thankful and grateful for then I think a lot of times. So I'm changing my tune.

I'm starting with my self talk. No longer will I say, I have to do X,Y,Z. My new attitude will say, I get to do X, Y, Z.....

I will log my food!! Every day!!! I have the food to eat, the electricity and internet to run my computers and phone, there is no reason whatsoever not to log everything.

I will workout!!! Every day!!! I am strong, healthy, and have the equipment to workout. Plus I have a 24 hour fitness membership. I will workout every single day even if it is only walking on the treadmill; like I am now; typing things.

I will be happy!! I choose Happy!!! Happiness is a choice.


There is always, always, always, a bright side to things. It is time to start focusing on that and not on the…

Thanksgiving Day

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I have decided (not for the first time) that I spend far too much of my life focused on the problems. The money we don't have; the things that may happen; the fact that things aren't the way I want them to be; etc. I realize that I am so much luckier than many, many people and I need to lose that negative outlook. Today seems as good a day as any to start. So, here is what I'm thankful for today, in no particular order:


The fact that I woke up this morning at all. We never know when our time will be over so we should be grateful for each day we get. I'm grateful for my health. Even though I complain about my weight and aches and pains, I am in so much better shape than most people my age. I need to not take that for granted. My home. Yes, I struggle with money and I feel like it's a losing battle sometimes. But I never thought I'd own a home so every second of struggle is worth it. My husband. I know I bitch and moan about him, and many of the things he does dr…

This week had a strong start

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but things didn't go as planned. I didn't sleep well on Sunday night, so overslept a little on Monday. Monday night I slept really good, but still overslept a bit. Today I got up a little bit late, again. This means that no other activity happened this week. None. Not good. I'm not particularly pleased with that, but stuff happens. I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I'm just going to move on. Tomorrow I will do couch to 5k on the treadmill and I'm hoping to get to walk the dogs. It has been raining here for like 2 weeks, so the dogs haven't gotten walked much.

The really good news is that I have a 4 day weekend. Woo Hoo!!!!! This is so needed right around now. A nice 4 day weekend then head back for like 2 1/2 weeks of school and then Christmas break. YES!!! So needed this year. Ah, that's a lie, it's so needed every year.

Thanksgiving weekend

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kind of looks like this. I will have no dissertation to work on and the class I'm teaching will be over. I will use the 4 days to get caught up on everything so that I head into December ready to end it, but other than that - I got nothing. It's weird to be facing this after almost 3 years of schooling and writing. As much as I would like a break from the, the thought of not finishing is driving me wild. I really have to figure this out and soon.

Okay, moving on to the topic of this blog - health and fitness. Yesterday I talked about AltShift and how I started that on Friday. So yesterday was my 2nd day. Overall I'm feeling good, even though I think I may have screwed up yesterday. Hubby made Swiss steak for dinner and I think he used flour on it, which I ate. Bummer. But also not the end of the world. Prior to dinner, I had only eaten about 4 grams of carbs. I'm supposed to keep my carbs below 30 so even if the swiss steak was 30 - which it wasn't - I'm only…