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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Can't sleep

So I am at the hotel and can't sleep. I was reapply looking forward to getting away and shopping, sleeping but sleep eludes me! Good time to play with my iPhone to get my blog working . This is my first post from my phone.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Shopping and challenge update

Having a great time, the drive was really nice as the weather at the moment is well above the seasonal average.  Has fun shopping tonight but tomorrow is the outlet journey, really looking forward to it.

Challenge Updates:

Doing well for the most part, the biggest  "challenge" at the moment is time but managing to pack a lot into each day:

1.  Lose 36 pounds - lost 30 pounds to date 
2.  Workout a total of 5 times a week and go to my Kickboxing classes (counts as 2 a week) -  Still slogging away, for the most part I love it and look forward to the classes!
3.  Keep my blogging, my food plan and other stats up to date AND report on Friday's - no problem with my trackers for food and exercise however my blog following is a struggle, not enough hours in a day.

at my local gym

1.  Lose 25 pounds - I've lost 30 so far which means beat my goal with 9 days to go.  I beat the target so I up'd the target to 35 pounds!
2.  Don't quit the challenge - Currently I am neck in neck with Sheila for the lead out of 43 people!
3.  Attend gym classes regularly - Love the classes so there's not a chance I will miss it....


So I am off for a shopping weekend and won't be able to post but I set this up to send out as a fun Friday message... my friend sent it to me and we added more to the list, what else can you think of?

Words of wisdom
1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on the Interstate. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

17. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

18. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch consecutive times and still do not know what time it is.

21. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

22. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974.  That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important. (Ladies.....Quit Laughing.)

Have a great weekend and be happy!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Glenda Paquin

2 thoughts to share on "remembrance":

Today is a touching day where we pay homage to all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, all the soldiers who have been wounded in action and those that have suffered emotional trauma.  They are true heroes and everyone should take more than just 2 minutes to reflect on their decisions and actions and how these have helped mankind.  

My son and I talked a lot about this this week and it feels good to share our views and heartfelt emotions on the subject.  We watched the cermonies on the local TV channel and there was an excellent program on our talk radio channel where they read letters from soldiers to family members from World War I and II, it was amazing.  There is a bill being put forward in our government to make Rememberance Day a national holiday which I whole heartedly agree to.  I would love to attend the ceremonies in downtown Ottawa at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  It is great to see it on TV but I want to attend next year.

For me this day has another meaning.  It is the day I found out my husband was having an "emotional" affair with my best friend, in 2001.  It was a devastating time for me and it took me many years to overcome the pain, anger and betrayal.  For many years I cried a lot on this day, actually on the days leading up to this time of year and some days after.  Remembrance Day was the day I reflected on my crushed life.  The crying and sadness subsided over the years but I have to say this year is the healthiest I have felt in my heart since this all came about.  I feel at peace today!  No crying, no sadness and I am happy with my life.  He was even here today spending time with son #2 and we had a chat when I got home after kick boxing, every thing was a-ok.  I have forgiven him and we have a great relationship as ex-partners and parents to our wonderful sons. I can now open my heart to remembering all the good times we shared and what we still have to look forward too.   I am very thankful for this and I am very proud of myself for how I have overcome this life challenge.  

Forgiveness is a choice and is a very empowering one indeed!!!

Be happy...!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I am excited, going shopping in Syracuse at the outlet mall for the weekend.  I'm hoping to get some Christmas shopping done but also looking forward to buying a few things for me!

- a nice pair of size 12 black jeans!

- running shoes to pamper my busy feet

- maybe a new purse (I love purses)

But mostly I get to spend the weekend with my sister and brother-in-law whom I love dearly.  We get along so well and laugh a lot.  It will be a lot of walking but tons of fun!  It's kind of a nice reward for the hard work over the past 2 months, don't you think?

Be happy,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

I cannot believe where time flies now.  I am out of the house about 11-12 hours with the new contract and once home, between domestic "Mom" duties and exercise, the nights are gone.  Last weekend was such a treat cause I could have a little (very little mind you) relaxation time.

That being said things are going well.  I have no complaints at the moment with respect to my commitment and progress.  Each day is a bit easier as I get these good eating healthy ideas embedded in my brain.  I am also doing a lot of visualization and positive self talk.  I constantly say to myself:

- one bite at a time, one decision at a time
- just do it, don't give up, it's that simple

Generally my mood is great and I like the way I am treating myself and others.

I was able to catch up on some blog reading last night but the result was no post from me and a late night to bed.  Can't do that too often when I want to get at least 7 hours sleep a night.

I have to say I was really impressed by so many blogs last night.  There was a mixture of inspiration, happy progress updates and in some cases just fun stuff.  It was a nice ending to the day so thanks blogging buddies.

Chow for now, be happy!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Down Day

I told you, even though the time changed I did NOT get an extra hour's sleep, I got another hour added to a hectic day.  I am really tired today, not sure why but feel like I am fighting something.  Not sure if I will work out tonight.  I already did a 3 mile walk and part of it was backwards.  I don't remember who suggested this retro walking (I think that's what it's called) but it was a very good workout!  My legs can feel it.  Shane you should give it a try, walking buddy...

Here's a good article to spice up you're...... walking workout

Be happy...