Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. -Harold Whitman

Monday, April 25, 2011


it is cool and rainy here...I woke up with a cold sore yesterday...husband and I aren't getting along...the cats have decided the litter box is the futon...


today my goals are to get the downstairs cleaned up from Easter and cleaned, and get through the laundry.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011



1. Exercise

2. Prayer

3. Target

4. Grocery

5. Clean up guest room - get it ready for Jim -- nearly there

6. Hand 1 picture

7. Unpack 1 box

8. Dinner - French Onion Soup

Pat on the back: I was tired from shopping all morning and I thought "I'll just run through fast food." Then I reminded myself that I don't really want that and came home and made myself a low cal/healthy lunch. YAY ME!
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Monday, April 18, 2011

{this is how I used to eat}

I wasn't always heavy.

In fact I used to be really slim....

I never dieted and I hardly ever exercised...

I was really skinny...and I loved it...

This article really sums up how I used to approach food. I ALWAYS listened to my stomach and I ALWAYS left food on my plate. I never really thought about it until I was trying to figure out how it happened that I woke up one day and realized I had a 100 lbs to lose. Part of living more mindfully is listening to my body again and giving it what it wants. The need for exercise is also important and I don't want to go back to having no muscle tone but the bigger issue for me right now is calories consumed.

{via simplemom}
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{tax day}


1. Taxes {done! - It feels like filing those taxes is the final end to the two years of unemployment. woot!}

2. Call contractor

3. Call AmeriGas

4. Mall
- return clothes
- 1st Communion suit/shoes
- Easter clothes

5. Hang up 1 picture {hung up 3 - go me!}

6. Unpack 1 box

7. Exercise

8. Get dressed, makeup, hair

9. Clean out car {OMG the back seat is SO bad}

10. Prayer

11. Grocery <-ran out of time - will do tomorrow
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Friday, April 15, 2011

{stop killing dreams}

A fantastic article and a great idea to meditate on at the start of this journey.
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{day two}


1. Finish Taxes

2. Laundry

3. Get dressed, hair & makeup (think I'll start posting my pic each day - to make sure I do it).

4. Exercise (see yesterday)

5. Clean downstairs

6. Dinner

7. Chaplet/Reading

8. Unpack 1 box

9. Hang up 1 picture
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

{can't think of a catchy post title}

Goals (not really in order):

1. Taxes (learning that you need a certain tax liability to qualify for the full child tax credit...we don't have it. I'm really bummed we aren't going to get that $3,000.)

2. Laundry (I'm finding that just throwing it all behind the door in my bedroom isn't working)

3. Exercise (just need to start with something)
- up & down my stairs x 20
- circuit (5x)
- 10 pushups (girly ones because I can't do the real ones)
- 10 sit-ups
- 10 squats
- 10 lunges (each leg)
- 10 calf raises
- 10 dips (goodness I hate those)

4. Bathe children (embarrassed that I have to list that - lol)

5. Dinner - Mini pizzas (Buffalo chicken for Ben and I and roasted chicken and cheese for kids), salad, broccoli.

6. Get dressed, hair, makeup

7. Chaplet @ 3.
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