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I am Debbie of the lost and confused. I work too hard and play to little.
I am having a hard time visualizing myself succeeding. So, at the recommendation of a friend I am going to write something positive about myself. I am very smart. I have earned a Master's degree. I did this while raising a family and working full time. I was also on scholarships. I finished my degree with no debt. I am very creative. I sew; do lapidary, silversmithing, wheel thrown pottery, stained glass windows. I love to travel. I love my awesome digital camera and the pics I can take with it. I am not afraid to try new things. I am going to get scuba certified this month. I like to take the road less traveled (meaning, I always try new routes to and from work). I think that everything can be a win/win situation. I seldom give up. I hate to admit defeat. Because of this I keep pushing forward. I am caring. I seem to always have a crisis somewhere, and so I have become very good at dealing with them.

Member Since: 11/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 25,784

My Goals:
It is my plan to become more healthy and hopefully look nicer in the process. I would like to compete in some athletic event this summer.

My Program:
Right now I am working at the gym 3-6 days a week. I am trying to make healthy food choices.

Personal Information:
I have two fantastic adult children a son and a daughter. They are almost perfect. I work too much and play too little. I really love to travel. I like most crafts especially photography, wheel thrown pottery stained glass, silver smiting, tole painting and others. I try to fix my own cars or I draft my son to do it. Next to the Monkee's my all time fav music is Linkin Park. I listen to everything from oldies pop country and finally Bag pipes.

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You're as good as the Best and Better than the rest.

Just start, the rest is easy.

This is a link to my My favorite poem. It's about seeing the goal, striving for the goal and never giving up.

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    Thanks for your comment on my spark page. I am doing well, finally NO SNOW!!! We are having rain instead, but much better then the snow.

    The weight is up and down! I have a new med because my Vitamin D level is very very low and I swear it also increases my appetite (can I use that as an excuse?)

    How are you doing?
    3803 days ago
  • v DJACKS10
    So, I spent half the day looking for my car cliker. I knew I had lost it in a patch of ivy. do you think it wound up on the stupid kitchen table. Well I am back to the gym. Doing much better emoticon
    3806 days ago
  • v DJACKS10
    Well, I am not doing very well with my journaling. But then again you don't really fail unless you quit. So, I guess I'll journal today.
    I read an article the other day regarding the pros and cons of treadmill vs walking out doors. I usually use the treadmill in the winter. Something about the ice and snow wants me to stay indoors. I also like that I can set a speed on the treadmill. I then have to keep up or fall on my face. I thought that the work was more on the treadmill than it was outside. I set my ipod and groove to the tunes. Some days I have been head banging so much while I walk that I have a sore neck and head ache when I am done. The other day, I needed to get some mileage in so that I didn't mess up my streak. It was late and I didn't want to drive to the gym. I was in my car on the way home from work so I measured out a one mile distance from the parking lot. This way I would walk a mile out and a mile back (I also noted the 1/2 mile spot in case I wimped out). After parking the car, putting on good shoes and turning on the ipod, I started my walk. I was really horsing around. I was able to samba to the salsa beat, jive to ABBA, head bang to Linken Park and so on. My arms were waving, my hips were swinging. When I got tired and short of breath I slowed down. This is not an option on the treadmill unless I push a button. When I returned to my car after completing 2 miles I chastised myself for not putting forth some serious effort in the walk. I truly had been horsing around and being silly. I did not put forth serious effort into that walk. I needed the calorie burn and cardio benefits that a good walk would provide. But they were not there, I had been too busy horsing around. But Hey, I did at least walk. The next morning I changed my mind. I was stiff and sore in some odd places. My butt, arms and legs felt like the had been worked out. So, perhaps I did get the benefits I was looking for after all. I will continue to use the treadmill at the gym. I will also understand that walking outside, while not as controlled, is a very beneficial component to my routine.
    3809 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/7/2010 9:29:00 PM
  • v DJACKS10
    So, it is my plan to journal here. What a concept!!!!! Every time I keep a journal I do well for a time then just throw the whole thing out.
    I am very thankful that I am regaining my health. I have been frustrated with the whole process of being ill. I am a care taker not a patient. There was a party at work today so I ate foods that I haven't eaten in weeks. Right now I feel bloated and sleepy. I have been having a hard time eating the small amounts that my body wants. My brain thnks that I need more food than my body says it wants. This is going to be a hard thing to learn. I am doing well at the gym (finally) tonight I may trey Zumba again.
    3813 days ago
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    Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. I appreciate it. Im glad you like the information. Chapter 2 and 3 are tomorrows project so stay tuned if your interested!
    3823 days ago
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