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Wednesday, April 06, 2016


I have a full day today. Water Aerobics, this morning. Physical Therapy at 1 and a Therapeutic Massage at 2:30. So I am trying to put all this into my exercise tracker. I am in a challenge to get 5,000 steps a day. OK , I know I am a light weight in some areas emoticon

Anyway Purdue University has a conversion chart so that I can log in my water aerobics- 1 hour, and then log in steps taken. Each minute of water aerobics is 116 steps. WHOO HOO- this is going to be easier than I thought.

I am feeling more centered and balanced today. Yesterday was totally a day of contemplation. I needed to feed my soul. Is everything perfect today? Not even close. But everything is falling into place, because I chose to repair my framework.

Yesterday I planned our meals, prepared our grocery list, cleaned out the science experiments in the refrigerator, tidied up my "control center". That is my desk, vision board working area. I can't think when I am surrounded by clutter. In the process however, I have misplaced my favorite pottery mug.

I was trying to noodle out how to fit a craft table into my small sanctuary. emoticon The light finally dawned. I bought a mat that you would use under a desk and placed it on the top of my beautiful black $50 Craigslist desk. I have a lap top computer,which I can move to a small table, and voila there is my craft table. It does pay to think out of the box! My pocket book loves it. I had considered getting a glass top for the desk, but couldn't justify the cost. Now when I am feeling like I want to snack ( munch mindlessly in the evening), I can pull out the paints and become creative.

Todays Spark Coach program message was THINK BEFORE YOU BITE. I will add that to my vision board, right next to IF YOU BITE IT WRITE IT!!

"If you catch yourself reaching for food to quell emotions, simply stop, think about what you're doing, and remind yourself that you don't use food to deal with difficulties in your life. Call a friend, write in your journal, or get yourself involved in your favorite craft or hobby. If possible walk away from a situation that makes you feel like you need to be eating to comfort yourself."

I am adding this to my vision board also. Having a visual is like food for the soul. I have to remember that I can only control the things within my sphere, and if I am balanced, then I am contributing to the Peace in the Universe.


What is the one thing I need to achieve today: Bless ( clean) my home
What do I want to accomplish this week? Work on the hooked rug I have been doing for over 3 years.

What is the one thing that is important to me today? Let go of the stress in my body.

What can I do to always remain calm? Deep Breathing Exercise.

So fellow Sparkers - Have a great day!

Thank you for your encouragement, prayers and support! emoticon

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    I love deep water, water aerobics. Right now, I am a falling risk so water aerobics is off the table. Water is so healing. I can't wait to get all of my surgeries out of the way so I can get back into the water!
    1826 days ago
  • FITJEN48
    Your fab four is so cool. Glad I stopped by. Thanks for the inspiration. A little jelly/inspired by your sanctuary too. Good stuff! Good stuff!
    1831 days ago
    Love the pic, and the "think before you bite" I need that reminder! Love that you got your craft table figured out! I'm working on getting myself back into crafts, I just haven't felt like it.
    Sounds like you had a busy day, but a good one!
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    1832 days ago
    I liked reading your blog. I love it when I come up with a solution for something I have been wanting without having to buy it. I fight the urge to eat at times too. Food is satisfying, but it is even better when I have the victory and choose something else to occupy my brain.

    1832 days ago
    I'm glad you are feeling more balanced today! I know I have been feeling more balanced lately and it is such a good feeling, so I know how it feels to be making progress on that!

    Great idea with the craft table! That's awesome and will be so useful!
    1832 days ago
    GREAT ,UPBEAT BLOG ~SUNNY! i LOVE IT !!! You have got a PLAN and a new craft desk! Great Idea!!! Thank YOU for sharing ! I LOVE new ideas !And the list was good,too! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1832 days ago
    What a great, positive post! I'm a big believer in seeing the positive in every situation - even when the positive is a lesson learned. You have learned so much already through this program, and you are putting all those lessons into practice every day. Keep being awesome and keep Sparking! Big hugs!
    1832 days ago
    Sunny! Thank you for sharing this link! You are a great writer because I was able to visualize everything you wrote about!

    Great information and wonderful ideas! You need to get outside the box more often!
    1832 days ago
    Wow Sunny, way to live in the solution. I love the idea for your craft table. Great thinking creatively! You are a fantastic inspiration to all of us my dear. Hugs, fredie
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    Yes your right I did enjoy this. Thank you.
    1833 days ago
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    emoticon wow!
    1833 days ago
    What great ideas to put on your vision board
    1833 days ago
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    Great blog. emoticon
    1833 days ago
    Very interesting data for quite a variety of activities.
    I wonder how they arrived at all of it.

    Not a bad estimate for the one activity I know well.
    I have actually counted my steps running a 10 minute mile and it is exactly 160. It must have been a shorter person that got the 222. But it makes sense. If you have a longer stride you hit the ground less often. That's why all the measuring devices are estimates.

    Fortunately our bodies know exactly how hard they are working.
    What's important is to keep working, keep active and use whatever motivation helps us to keep going.

    Good luck with the challenge.

    1833 days ago
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    Awesome day for you. That is fantastic. I am going to start back on my physical therapy program which I have neglected. I need to find the reason for the mood bottoming out like it has for the past several days. I think I am about to get lost on some reports I want to do and concentrate on others. Instead the "woe is me" mentality that has bugged me all day long.

    I am blessed so much more than I can even imagine. It's time to get real and get with it.

    Your blog is very inspiring and I thank you for sending it to me. Hugs and prayers, Mama Judy

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    We need an emoticon that says "Thanks! I needed that!
    1833 days ago
    I love the list of things to remember! HUGGLES

    You've got this!
    1833 days ago
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