Jumping Joyfully into June's WISH Journey

piglet1979

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I missed yesterday. I am woohooing that I am down some more weight. Not much but it is a loss. I am also woohooing that I no longer have to get the kids and myself ready to leave in the morning.

Today I am thankful for coworkers that are doing their work correctly. This makes things easier on me and I can other stuff done.
 

PollyannaMom

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My thankful Thursday is that it IS Thursday! I watch two 4-year-olds T/W/Th, and by about 11:00 this morning, I had used up all my tricks for the week. :rotfl:

The other side of the coin, though - they are also my “what brings you joy”. They say and do the most adorable things! Plus, they keep me young and fit. - I’d much rather push them on the swings at the park than lift boring weights at the gym.
 

MickeyMom76

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I'm going to piggyback on @piglet1979 and say that I'm thankful for my wonderful coworkers. Tonight we had our summer reading kickoff planned by our fabulous reading specialists. It was great to see so many families out for a night a reading with their kids. I got to read a story to many families. There were therapy dogs there to listen to the kids read. There was a circle to read together as a family outside on blankets. There were tables of free books, sorted by grade. And there was free pizza for families. What a great night. And it wouldn't have been possible without all my wonderful coworkers coming together to help run this great event!

What brings me joy? I guess it's probably a given, but....DISNEY! I love the music. I love the movies. I love character merchandise. And I especially love every aspect of a Disney trip. I am even excited just to hear about someone else who is thinking about planning a trip. I think I literally start jumping up and down asking if I can help them plan it! My baby nephew also brings me a lot of joy! I could just hold him for hours...except I usually have to share him with other family members ;) Oh, and sunny days bring me a lot of joy. It's crazy how much the weather can really affect my mood. I just love sun! And the last thing I'll share that brings me joy is other people who are focusing on joy. I know we all need to vent at times. But I just try to surround myself with people who tend to focus more on the positive than the negative. Like the weather, it's crazy how much other people's moods can affect us as well.
 
  • sjrec

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    Catching up with everyone-I missed Thankful Thursday but I am thankful to be able to spend a week with my friends. We’re all at the stage where we can get away because children are grown and our husbands are self sufficient and happy for us to spend this time together.
    What brings me joy? My darling grandson-every time he says “I love you, Grammy”, I just melt.
     

    4Mickeys

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    Hello all,

    I was feeling blah and went to bed early last night which means I didn't get to kick off FREE FOR ALL FRIDAY ...

    I am still feeling off this morning but with different symptoms ... so don't know if this is the start of another virus or something else. Up until last night I have been having a pretty good week - I walked 3 times and eating has been pretty good - just need to reduce chocolate intake and increase water over sugar free soft drink again. I am trying to view some of my symptoms as reminders I still have a long way to go on getting healthier and reducing risks for nasty health issues I don't want!
     

    PollyannaMom

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    I didn't manage to get on here for free-for-all-Friday either, but I've set a goal for the weekend to to catch up with exercise. I squeezed very little in over the past couple of days (too busy Thursday, and consequently too tired Friday) and I need to get back into my routine.
     

    MickeyMom76

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    I also feel like I had a pretty good week...except for my eating. I worked out every day, somedays were a lighter workout than others. Today, I ran 1.5 miles with my husband...then he continued on to do a total of about 8 miles. I'm not sure that is my goal, but it is a fun way to start the weekend. Well, the running isn't exactly fun while I'm doing it...but I feel good afterwards and its nice to do it together. My classroom is mostly packed up. A lot of my big school jobs are over. I just need to go through and edit my report cards before I print them. And most of my room is packed up. I'm really going to miss this class though. They are a super good group of kids. But due to the busy week with packing, our evening kindergarten celebration and the summer reading kickoff night, my eating was poor. I started off good with a Panera salad before the kindergarten celebration, but then I think I've had pizza for lunch & dinner the rest of the week. My meal plan sort of went kerplop. The plus side to that is my meal plan from last week can become my meal plan for this week. So most of my shopping is already done :)
     
  • HappyGrape

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    I came up with 6 months goal today. I want to lose 15kg in next 6 months. I feel it's a big goal but I like having a 6 months vision where I want to be instead of beating myself about where am I at or wanting it all today

    I feel more positive about it now.

    I am thinking about coming up with further plans next few days, for shorter periods but still in the making

    This will be the place I talk about it as I feel most supportive and love that I can learn about other topics not only food or exercise but gratitude and happiness. Saying this again as I was posting and talking too much about it and it gets overwhelming. I cut my internet time and what doesn't feel as good fit for my time.

    Looking forward doing it all again
     
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    Flossbolna

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    Just returned from the gym. This was a stressful week. My co-worker is pregnant (they tried for a long time) and Monday morning she texted me that she is being admitted to the hospital with a premature rapture of membranes (that’s the translation google gives me...). She is only in week 19. Very bad news for baby!! So far it appears that it only is a small leak, there is still sufficient liquid for the baby to float it, but it was - and still is - so dangerous. We get along very well and it really has affected me seeing her suffer so much. On Wednesday they told her that things looked really bad and then Friday the situation had improved. I really hope that she will be able to have a healthy baby in some months despite that scare now!

    So besides the emotional turmoil, this also meant that all her workload was immediately dumped on me and since she might not return at all (she is going to take at least the 12 months maternity leave every one in Germany can claim - actually it’s 14 months for both parents that can be split however you want, but one parent can’t take more than 12 months), I can’t just do the most important stuff and leave the rest for when she returns as I would usually do when she is on vacation. It’s going to be a stressful couple of months until they figure something out about replacing her.

    On top of that we had the first heatwave of the summer.

    So, I didn’t get to do as much exercise as planned, but I just biked to the gym! I have been biking everywhere this week and it has been great. I am starting to get used to it again! Now I just need to keep it up! It’s actually a great time saver!
     

    sweetpeama

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    Now that I have survived the week of my special needs 11 year old having day camp in the afternoon I can hopefully have more time to join in the thread. Oh for those that don't know I am Tammy and I live with my family in MT. Run down of camp Monday dropped her off and went during the 2.5 hours to the health food store, had lunch at Cafe Rio since I needed to use my birthday credit, and went and got grocery shopping done. Got a new little cooler bag since I had some fridge items I wanted to keep cool.
    Was running early enough that if people hadn't been rude and gone around me from behind me while I was signaling to get over I could have ran everything home and had my husband and 14 year old unload really fast, but NO so I tried to go to a park and there was not a single place for me to park. Went to one of the locations that my fitness membership allowed me to use. Decided when I parked to rearrange the items since let's put the heavy items on the seat and the bread on the floor. Discovered that the cooler was unzipped.
    Once I got inside to see about getting a new key tag to scan as mine had gotten lost I found out that they are no longer participating in the program with my insurance. Well I guess I won't be finding out if I can add my 14 year old on a youth membership. Headed over to pick 11 year old up and still was running a bit early so went and parked along the non playground side of a different park and checked my email on my phone.
    Thunderstorm rolled in as I got home and was getting out so I changed my mind about letting the gasoline smell air out of my car a bit more. Oh yeah on the 31st DH took my car not his to go get the new push lawn mower and the gas cans filled. To make things worse he didn't put them on the floorboards behind the front seats but in the trunk. So I had a lovely gas smell in my car and was driving with the windows down. I put my key in and turned the ignition to start to put all the windows up and didn't take the key out and put it in my purse.
    Checked on my insurance site to see that not only was the one place I would go when I worked out in the town to the East of me no longer on the list but the other place that I had not had the chance to check out that had a pool was no longer on the list as well. There is still the pool at the place in the town to the West of me. Ordered a new card which surprisingly they did not charge me. Must be enough people have complained that places are giving them attitude for having older style cards that do not have the QR Code on them that they are not charging for a replacement card to the new style. Still will need to use the paper card until mine is here.

    Monday night was exciting around here. About 11 PM I get woken up by a phone call from my sister telling me that the sheriffs department is out on the property due to an abandoned vehicle between my dad's shop and my brother's house. She wanted to know if I had company. Hmm No. I called for my 14 year old to help get the doors upstairs locked and to get her cats in. We were able to get all but one of them inside and got the 3 doors upstairs locked. Half an hour later I get a text from my mom to make sure that the doors were locked as the sheriffs dept was searching for someone. Texted her back that the upstairs was locked but was not sure if my husband had locked the basement after grabbing his piece of fruit to take to work. Get a text from my brother a little after midnight Tuesday morning saying that the driver of the car was arrested he (the driver) was strung out on drugs and supposedly had 2 friends with him that were not found. Called and left a message on my husband's phone for him to call me when he got off work and if my phone did not work (I had been trying since 7:30 to get the new phone card for my phone and still had not gotten it from the online ordering sent to my email from the store) to call 14 year old's phone. I needed to have my husband check the basement which is accessed from the outside only (thanks to some mistakes made in the plans on our house not noticed until we put the modular part upstairs on the basement foundation so we did not have enough approved on our loan to do an enclosed entry connecting one of the doors on the main living floor and the basement door).
    Some time between then and a little after 2 AM I had drifted off to sleep and was woken to the sound of a key in the front door right by my chair. I called out to make sure that it was my husband and it was. Why was he coming in that door and not the door he normally comes in. I told him just a minute because I needed to unlock the slide bolt on the top of the door. He kept going I got it and I was going no you don't until he finally got it that I was going to have to get up and unlock the slide bolt lock. In the dark he was having problems getting his key in the lock on the door he normally uses and was surprised that the door was even locked. He did humor me and went down and checked the basement while I checked to see if my phone still worked NO phone for me. Finally got to sleep about 3 am to be woken by the grand kitties at 5:30 AM because we want to go out side grandma.
    Going to end this part here so I don't loose everything I have typed but will catch everyone up on the rest of the first week in June shortly.
     
  • sweetpeama

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    Going back to last week.
    Tuesday late morning I went to get my keys from my purse only to find them not there. Called for my 14 year old to go check the laundry that I had not left them in the pocket of the capris I had worn the day before. Not there so 14 year old double checks my purse not to find them and then goes out to check my car. Found keys in the ignition where I had left them after inserting them to turn the car to start in order to put up the windows with the incoming thunderstorm. Finally had 11 year old ready to head out the door to camp. Even snapped a picture of her on the lawn before getting in the car that I later posted to the DIS facebook page. Car would not start so I called my husband to come out and give me a jump. He put the charger/portable jumper on and it would still not start. Since by now we were running late to camp (drop off has to be timed that we leave in a very narrow window to get there) he took her in his car and we kept the charger on mine. After he got home from the camp drop off and taking the time to go to the library he did get my car to start. I did wait until time to go in for the pick up and we came home for what I thought would be a quiet evening. Which it was until my sister called ( go back up and read the earlier post I put up)
    Wednesday I once again took 11 year old to camp and decided this day I would take my loop yarn project over to my inlaws to sit and work on while visiting. Won't even start to count how many times I had missed loops or when I had put it on the dowel rod I had to use if I had to move it that there were either extra or missing loops. Anyways had a nice visit and was ready to leave when my alarm went off that I needed to head to do the camp pick up. Went out the door to their house to walk to my car and my mother in law walked out with me so she could check their mail. WHAT WHERE IS MY FRONT LICENSE PLATE it is missing gone so I go check really quick that my rear one is still there yep it is there. Dial my husband at the first light I have to stop at and put him on speaker. Please look up the non emergency number to the sheriffs dept and text it to me after telling him about the license plate. Oh it's not a big deal attitude from him. Fine I will handle it myself as I don't need for my plate to get caught on a vehicle someone else is driving.
    Pick up 11 year old from camp and went and pulled over on a side street to look up and call the sheriffs dept they transferred me to dispatch and eventually I was able to let them know that I wanted to go into the office to report my plate being gone. Had to wait around with 11 year old for a while who kept trying to decide which new movies she wanted on the movies anywhere app because her ipad was dead and I did not know it. Oh earlier she either couldn't or refused to find her shoes so she had on ones that were too tight (removed them while waiting for the deputy to get there and could not get them back on as her feet were so swollen from the heat of the day).
    Finally got her interested in possibly finding something to watch on youtube when the deputy showed up. Gave him my identification and he wrote it down in his little notebook in his pocket started writing the nature of my complaint and then said is the vehicle the one parked out front. I said that it was and he said let's go take a look. Put 11 year old in the car and then was able to fill him in a bit more on everything from some of the other officers being out to the property I live on with my parents and sibling the night before and who called it in. Sorry officer no I don't know my sister in laws phone number I have my brother's though.
    He goes rights the report comes back so I can sign it. Then has to double check with his supervisor as to if I can keep my rear plate or if it needs to be seized as evidence. It has to be seized so he removes it for me and gives me instructions to get a replacement plate as soon as possible but he does understand that with 11 year old I might not be able to do it that night. He tells me that if I get pulled over for not having plates to show the officer the copy of the report and to have a nice day. The reason they had to take my rear plate is my plate being reported as stolen would result in being surrounded by law enforcement with guns drawn.
    11 year old was so well behaved for her and not having her ipad to communicate with that I decided not only would we stop and get orange julius from Dairy Queen (I had my B1G1 from my birthday to use) I would just get dinner there and even some blizzards. Tried to call 14 year old before getting up to the ordering spot but no answer. She did call me back after I had ordered and paid. She had made dinner for us. She took one look at me and ordered me to my chair and told me she was in charge of her sister for the night. Got clothes set out and even found the shoes that were missing and the draw string bag. Got her sister in bed and let me basically sleep in order to get rested for Thursday. (continued in my next post)
     

    HappyGrape

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    Motivation Monday

    Something from tom venuto I realy like
    Self Worth

    Most people are unsatisfied with their bodies, this is perfectly normal. The desire to better ones circumstances is hard wired into every human being. But never confuse the desire for improvement with the believe that you are not good enough the way you are. The problem is - disliking your body can turn into disliking yourself. Disliking yourself can turn to low self worth which means you believe you don’t deserve good things in life, including lean and healthy body. Low self worth easily leads to apathy, depression or self sabotage.

    Body Fat is not a person. It’s a temporary condition
    . The way your body looks today has nothing to do with your capabilities or intrinsic worth as a person. No price tag can ever be placed on your value. The capacity of your brain to learn is virtually infinite; your creative ability is boundless. Your body is capable of astonishing feats. You have more potential then you can dream off. Most of all – you are unique. No one else have all the qualities, talents, and abilities that you posses.

    Your gift to yourself, the world and your creator is to discover them, develop them use them and share them. I don’t think you can feel your best if you are not engaged in the journey of self improvement. Unfulfilled potential inside of you will always call out in form of longing, desire or sense of dissatisfaction. If you are not doing anything, don’t be surprised if you feel unworthy of receiving anything. It’s the process of improvement and creation that makes you feel good about yourself more then the end result. If you get moving and take some small steps with good action strategy you will immediately feel better about yourself because you will know you are improving yourself . Even if you don’t notice the small body changes that take place from one workout to the next you will feel better, just by taking a step in the right direction. Action cures allot of problems
     

    4Mickeys

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    I really hope that she will be able to have a healthy baby in some months despite that scare now!
    Sending good thoughts to your friend - how heartbreaking - I hope things turn out ok.

    Do you listen to any podcasts, follow anyone who you find motivational on any other media?
    No - I haven't really gotten into podcasts - I just tend to listen to the radio when I am in the car.

    Also do you have any affirmations you use?
    No .... nothing consistent really.

    My Motivation Monday is .... I don't even know:rotfl2: but I am hoping to maintain focus on staying on track with my meal plan. I shopped last night for the meat and most ingredients that should get me all the way through until Monday - will just have to get some fresh things as needed. So far so good - 2 nights in a row.
     

    Flossbolna

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    Even if you don’t notice the small body changes that take place from one workout to the next you will feel better, just by taking a step in the right direction. Action cures allot of problems
    I love this! It’s so true.

    It reminds me of a story in a book with the title “Momo”. There is a street sweeper who loves his job and when asked if he never feels like he needs to speed up to save more time in order to get his job done (the book is about some grey men stealing people’s saved time) he explains that he never sweeps the whole street in his mind. Instead of focusing on the far away end of the street, he is concentrating on the little piece just ahead of him and takes pride in doing his best job with it.
     

    PollyannaMom

    I was a click-clack champ!!
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    Happy Motivation Monday, everyone! I love the entries so far - especially this quote:

    Body Fat is not a person. It’s a temporary condition.
    and the moral of the story about focusing on one piece at a time. It's so easy to get overwhelmed when we don't break a larger goal into smaller ones!

    It is shaping up to be a very busy summer for us here, so my motivation this week is to remember that large parts of being healthy are really very simple:

    Houseplant Quote.jpg
     

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