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Old 11-02-2005, 03:06 PM   #1
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Talking The Royal Procession Towards the Solstice

Calling all Royalty -- and you KNOW who you are! Let's all take a deep breath, join hands, smile and courageously forge ahead towards the Winter Solstice and the Festive Season. Let's celebrate our journey with a pledge to seek health and wholeness, in the knowledge that therein lies the purest celebration.

We're about seven weeks away -- in that time, we can relax, reinvigorate and rejuvenate. Then, when the blessed day arrives, we'll be fortified to venture forth at our radiant best, into the ever-increasing light!

Pop in and post your own personal challenge/commitment!
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Old 11-02-2005, 05:38 PM   #2
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Yo, Wood Nymph, also known as Arabella, thanks for startin' this march to the lovely Solstice, the time when light returneth to the winter night and the sight of spring be just beyond the horizon, unseen but nevertheless felt by those who know it's there!

Massive insecurities in my universal continuum make it impossible right now for me to accurately predict where my weight-management/fitness commitment should lie by that Solstice, but I shall returneth with some goals at a different time.

Huzzah, all. I have to go cover something.
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Aaah, so invigorating a march! I may come up with more goals presently but for the moment I pledge to eat the five pounds of apples in the fridge within more or less the next week as a continuing of my healthier eating intentions.

Walked again while therapist was here. I love that woman. Even though it's usually only 15-20 minutes, it's more than I'd have otherwise.
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Arabella!!!! Thank you for writing such a lovely invitation/declaration for us. I'm truly inspired!

How cool would it be to actually lose/maintain weight over the holidays? I'm going to ponder my mission, like Amarantha and Anagram, and will be back later after I've devised a cunning plan that cannot fail!
 
Old 11-02-2005, 07:55 PM   #5
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Hello all!

Thanks Wood Nymph! We've never had a procession before. So much more royal than a parade....

I need some ideas....
I am responding to a job advertisement by email but am braindead and stuck...
this is all I have....
"
Hello,
I am the qualified person you are seeking!
Please find my resume attached for your review for the Incorporating Specialist Position advertised in the Sunday News Journal.
My Customer Service skills and experience, combined with my previous experience Incorporating and Registering Business Entities, (stuck)........

I look forward to meeting with you to discuss further........(Stuck)..."

Any ideas??


And yes, day 2 from the sugar binge didnt go well.... not horrible but not stellar either...

Here's a grin for us too....

.Another Way to Economize
or
MORRIS AND ESTHER

MORRIS AND HIS WIFE, ESTHER WENT TO
THE STATE FAIR EVERY YEAR.

EVERY YEAR, MORRIS WOULD SAY,
"ESTHER, I'D LIKE TO RIDE IN THAT
HELICOPTER."

ESTHER ALWAYS REPLIED,
" I KNOW MORRIS, BUT THAT HELICOPTER RIDE
IS 50 DOLLARS AND 50 DOLLARS IS 50 DOLLARS."

A FEW YEARS LATER, ESTHER AND MORRIS WENT TO THE FAIR.
MORRIS SAID, "ESTHER, I'M 85 YEARS OLD.
IF I DON'T RIDE THAT HELICOPTER NOW,
I MIGHT NEVER GET ANOTHER CHANCE."

ESTHER REPLIED, "MORRIS,
THAT HELICOPTER IS 50 DOLLARS AND $50 DOLLARS
IS 50 DOLLARS."

THE PILOT OVERHEARD THE COUPLE. HE SAID,
"FOLKS, I'LL MAKE YOU A DEAL.
I'LL TAKE THE BOTH OF YOU FOR A RIDE.
IF YOU CAN STAY QUIET FOR THE ENTIRE
RIDE AND NOT SAY A WORD,
I WON'T CHARGE YOU! BUT IF YOU SAY ONE WORD,
IT'S 50 DOLLARS."

MORRIS AND ESTHER AGREED --- AND UP THEY WENT.
THE PILOT DID ALL KINDS OF FANCY MANEUVERS.
BUT NOT A WORD WAS HEARD.

HE DID HIS DAREDEVIL TRICKS OVER AND OVER AGAIN,
BUT STILL NOT A WORD.

WHEN THEY LANDED, THE PILOT TURNED TO MORRIS.
HE SAID, "BY GOLLY, I DID EVERYTHING I COULD TO GET YOU
TO YELL OUT, BUT YOU DIDN'T. I'M IMPRESSED!"

MORRIS REPLIED, "WELL, I WAS GOING TO SAY SOMETHING
WHEN ESTHER FELL OUT,
BUT 50 DOLLARS IS 50 DOLLARS."



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Old 11-02-2005, 09:12 PM   #6
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Kaylets I'm usually good at these things, but I'm brain dead after a day of no sugar and no caffeine.

Surviving first day of induction. Need to find some snack-type stuff that I can have...sugar free jello is one, but need something portable. Jello melts.

Thanks for starting us off in such royal fashion, Arabella! I can't really commit to a weight loss goal for this challenge because I don't know how my body is going to adapt to Atkins...could lose quickly, or not at all...maybe after my two weeks of induction are over I'll have a better idea. For now I'm just committing to staying on the wagon!
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And I'm just committing to clinging on to that wagon for dear life! Fluids were pretty good, got in my little walk. But binging right and left and knowing I'm doing it and not giving a ....... This is NOT ROYAL and MUST STOP. I am seeing my doctor today and will likely be weighed. But won't ask if they don't. CHICKEN, YOU BET!

I am also finishing up the prednisone. Hopefully that will help. I need to get back to sneaking in my little relaxation techniques. No doubt this is all stressful and I need to find more constructive ways to deal with it all. I realize just how much I miss dh as my sounding board. No matter what went on, he'd be there for me to sound off to.

I'm really missing the freedom to be out in this gorgeous weather. I do have caregiver for my doctor visit today - hopefully the visit will be short and I'll be ableto squeeze in something else, be it five minutes on a park bench. Did I mention that when she was here Tuesday I got a pedicure? My toe nails are now glowing "Jewel of India". But it was so crazy trying to get out, it was incredible and I was worried the whole time about getting back. DS is supposed to come this weekend and then I usually have a bit more extended time to unwind.

On the whole, he is making progress but in teeny tiny stages with some backsliding. We are currently "tweaking" the dialysis and the nephrologist has assured him he WILL feel better when more toxins are removed.

So I'm still trying to be gentle with me as far as self criticism is concerned but I just have to get back enough intelligence to stop the bingeing. THREE SEAT BELTS TODAY - SCARLET, GOLD AND HUNTER. VIVID - VIVACIOUS - VIBRANT. If that doesn't do it, nothing will!
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A me-me postie if no one minds as I'm late headin' to the latest meetin' from ... wherever ... very complex few days comin' up and my mom's bird died (I've had it since two years before mom's death) ... and that upset me a bit ... anyhow, still off sugar and white flour etc. and still thinkin' o' solstice goals ... I will post when a plan occurs to me ... I do believe I will be committing to decluttering everyday and this IS related to weight management/health/fitness, as the clutter in my life is defeatin' everything, including the bod ... this is an "unlike-me" postie, sorta ... I am in a different place today than usual ... are we havin' fun yet?
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Hello all....

Empress, its interesting how we feel sadder than we expect by some things....
and how sometimes we just don't know ourselves as well as we think we do....


I am braindead again tonight....
Hugs to alll!
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Yep, Kaylets!

I am also braindead today. Meeting was very disturbing and I had to tell someone to take their hands off of me, that's how bad job is getting.

Anyhow, am taking day off to attend to personal biz.

For this challenge, I've decided I will just "declutter" every day. Simple. I will deal with weight goals, etc., on Sunday and do a separate challenge in the journal in land far far, so's not to confuse me brain. The decluttering IS weight related, as previously stated, so guess it's ok to post it here.

Today: Decluttered 20 minutes.
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Good Morning Royals!

a new thread!


I've set forth a mini goal for myself of drinking my water and just getting some excersise. I don't care if I lose weight right now. I need to move by butt and replenish my fluids.

I've decided I actually am repulsed by my current working conditions and I am doing something about it. I cannot believe I have sat here at this client site for so long with nothing to do, and I cannot believe my company has let me do it after all my complaining about it. I'm applying like mad!!! I am using careerbuilder and monster.com, are there any other websites for posting resumes or searching jobs on?
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Frogger, I have found http://www.workopolis.com to be much better than Monster. Good luck!

Oh, Day 3 of Atkins, still hanging in there! Will be back tonight.
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Flying by to say "Hi" -- still swamped, but off sugar and flour. Have had a frantic week -- and I usually count on the first week of the month to be a bit of a respite Have had DS and DGS here a couple of days. Still have an ugly tax situation to deal with this aft. Should be back over weekend, hopefully rested. Take care of your sweet selves, Royals!
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AAAAH, the weekend! I'm ready for it. Caregiver never showed yesterday so i had to cancel dr. appt. My whole day seemed off kilter after that...Thought I had it together by mid afternoon but made some mistakes in hooking up dh last night. Just couldn't get it together.

Beautiful day today - Necessities done - then figured I deserved a break and took it. DS & DDIL coming for the weekend. Hope at least to get to grocery store and hopefully church while they're here.

Working on my apples. Off to bed early again. Need to make sleep a goal, I think.
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Smile Happy Saturday!

Good morning, Queenlies! I slipped last night -- went to the movies with my sister, who handed me a little bag of popcorn, into which she'd put chocolate treats. Ate the whole thing, I think more to avoid having to turn it down (or, heaven forbid, eat around the candy). I think it was mostly the kerfuffle that made me do it. That's my story, anyway. Need to practice saying "I'm off sugar." Back to sugar avoidance today. I've done a set of qi qong already and I think I'll go meditate soon while DH still snoozes. I've been doing well, food-wise. Need to hit the water a bit harder, though, and definitely need to increase my life-enhancing stuff.

Anagram, it must be so hard to have to stay in when the weather is lovely! (That said, I must admit that I spend way too much time indoors -- but it's my own darn fault and I should do something about it) You're making such a monumental sacrifice to keep your loved one at home. I know it's what you want to do, but it must be so hard. I'm familiar with the feeling of having one thing going awry knock the whole day off kilter, too. It's hard to regroup, sometimes, especially if you don't get a lot of respite. I hope you get some good, restorative breaks this weekend. Bet being off the prednisone helps!

Frogger, I know that great job is out there -- kudos for beginning the search!

Amarantha -- you had to tell someone to take their hands off you!!!! That's horrendous! I concur -- the clutter is weight-related for me, too. It's "not taking control"- related and "feeling overwhelmed/depressed"-related. It's ALL related. I did a vacuum and tidy last night.

K, you are right -- I never know how I'll react to something until it happens, no matter what I think while it's in the theoretical stages. We've got a guide to writing resumes and cover letters: http://whatis.techtarget.com/definit...128479,00.html

Wildfire, how are you feeling on the Atkins? I did it years ago, but the vegetarian version, which was not as restrictive, carb-wise. I'm really thinking a good go at no sugar or starchy veggies for a while might be just what the doctor ordered.

Eydie, yes -- with our cunning plans, we shall not fail!!! That reminds me, I must concoct my own... Much the same as before, I think.

WSW, how goes it? I might have forgotten to lay that breadcrumb trail... will go back and leave now.

K -- been a long break here -- I started this this morning. Did qi qong, tai chi, a little run and yoga. WILL meditate But maybe a nap first Have a great day, All.
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