Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Olympic medalsImage by london via Flickr

Ok...here it is Tuesday and I've re-booted my week. Monday never happened. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

The church family musical that we've just started production of is the story of Jonah. We're calling the God of Second Chances!

Well that's what I like about my life. There is always a second chance...over and over and over again.

I made some commitments to myself that have just not happened. I've been doing a pretty good job of beating myself up however. Is there a gold medal for that? I'd be sure to win that competition, hands down!

Enough already! My Olympic challenge is no complaints! Doing pretty well with that although I think my challenge should have been no negative self talk. What do you think?

My meals are planned for today as well as my exercise. Now, if I could just get rid of this migraine!

More tomorrow about second chances. Have a great one dear friends!

Til again,

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Friday, February 19, 2010

It's Friday!!

and not the end of my week!

Not sure there is an end to my week this time around.

I'm happy to be busy on Saturday playing the piano for a terrific community choir. We're having an annual winter retreat day. Time filled with singing, laughing and learning.

This evening I'm treating myself to time with a dear friend. Pool and sauna here we come!

Sunday? Church, meetings and more...

My days are full. I am learning to embrace the richness of each and everyone. I have purposely filled my google calendar so that I can see where my time is going. I need to face this busyness with strength and joy. I no longer look at my full day and panic. I am facing what I fear. I am confronting what stirs my anxiety.

This works for me..well at least during this testing stage. Once more: my life, my decision!

My food is nutritious and balanced. I will move my body in the pool and get my heart rate poppin'. I'll spend time with a friend and catch up on some much needed girl time.

Sounds great doesn't it!!

Have an absolutely amazing weekend everyone!

til again,

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Journey Continues

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For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, the next few weeks may seem like a bit of a departure from what I normally write. I'm digging deeper into what makes me, me. I'm looking into the heart and mind of what makes me tick. As my weight loss journey continues I realize that I need to understand more of the reasons I eat what I eat and when. Emotions come into play in a very big way with me. I've always known this but have tried to skirt around the situation. Regardless of what food pyramid I use or whose specific plan, none will work until I gain control of my emotions and thoughts.

This morning I'm looking at what I hear inside of my head. Am I really listening? I am a Christian believer and believe that God has a purpose for my life. (it's not my intent here to "preach" but to share some of my thoughts..your belief in a higher power may most likely be much different that my own or you may have no specific beliefs at all)

When I am called to "go" or "do", do I respond? I guess that's the real depth here. When I feel my passion, when I have the constant prattle in my head, do I respond?

I do believe that each of us have desires and passions to be our best self. I know there are times I just do not listen; I do not respond.

For today - this day, my intention, my purpose, my passion is to listen and to feel.

My light is shining. Right now the path is clear. I will go. I will...

**** the food pyramid above does not totally reflect my current food plan LOL I am enjoying about 75% raw foods (greens, fruits etc.) AND am wheat and dairy free for Lent

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Searching for a Sign

Light in the night (Castelldefels)Image by jcarlosn via Flickr

From "The Sign of Jonah" *

"I am searching for a sign that there is light and life and love at the end of this tunnel".

As I search for light in all it's forms I release those negative parts of me that hold me back. That's mostly me. It's my attitude, self-centred, unlovely, self. These all create shadow around who I really am. They dampen my joy and hold me back from achieving; from sharing. Can others truly see my light? How brightly does my inner star shine?

Over the next 40 days, in my spiritual practice, I intend to pull up the shades and awaken to the beautiful, loving and caring person I know I can be.

Do you have things that hold you back? What's covering up your light?

* taken from The Sign of Jonah by Peter Mead. Creative Communications for the Parish www.creativecommunications.com

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday is over....

'Cavendish' bananas are the main commercial cu...Image via Wikipedia

and I've kicked it into gear! Boy oh boy! Time for me to fess up. My physical activity has been next to nothing. This week I made a commitment to do some cardio every single day and this time I'm following through!!!!

Monday I went to the pool. Did 20 laps! Go me. Saturday was 16 so I increased a bit.

Today I got up a bit earlier and spent some time on the exercise bike. This evening I did 5 min on the mini tramp. Good for me eh?

My day started with a green smoothie. (bananas, romaine, strawberries and celery) Good for me! Good for anyone.

Whew! It's been a busy one and I'm ready to find my pillow.

Hump day tomorrow. I wonder what surprises are in store.

til again,

Monday, February 8, 2010

It's Monday!

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...and I'm running out the door. I have a few errands to run then into the pool I go! Gotta love a good soak.

On this Diva's grocery list:

lots and lots of greens


and maybe something exotic! LOL

til again,

Life is good! I'm on my way to becoming who I am. What about you?
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