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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Glass Half Full?

A thousand things went right today.
– Ilan Shamir

This is a humbling thought. What have we complained about so far today? Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty type of person? There are probably a thousand things that went right today in our bodies. Did our car start? Do we have enough to eat and a warm place to sleep? Is your income such that you can give some to alleviate the troubles of someone else?

Mary over at A Small Loss said in her blog today that one of her favorite motivational sayings is "if you have a body, you are an athlete". What a positive way to think about our ability to walk, ride a bicycle, swim, and many other things. 

It's cold here. I had Bible Study Fellowship this morning and then did my ATM route. 

I have been noticing more hunger lately and I think part of it is because I have gone up to 10 lb. weights in my classes and been exercising regularly enough to have built some muscle I think so that means a higher metabolism because as we all know, muscle tissue is much more metabolically active than fat tissue. As I am working on eating intuitively I don't know whether to trust myself or not. My problem has always been stopping not waiting for true hunger. I just have to take a small amount and eat that but it's not as satisfying as it was so I eat something else as well. I feel like I am overeating.

I have Jazzercise this evening and then Step Aerobics in the morning. I have been able to be consistent with my workouts so that is a good thing - my new normal. It is nice not to be tempted by sweets like I used to be. There are so many good, sugar free products anymore. The chocolate pudding is excellent in my opinion. Atkins has a peanut butter cup that tastes like Reese's. I really want to be able to drink a small glass of red wine in the evenings before bed. I have switched to a somewhat drier Cabernet Savignon that is good. I was having a sweet red wine from Oliver but I would drink the whole bottle on many occasions then I wanted something salty and greasy and after a bottle of wine the resolve just ain't what it should be - know what I mean? I've said before that I could very easily be an alcoholic.

After my little blood pressure stunt failing the DOT physical I am totally decaf coffee and herbal teas. I haven't checked my BP but my ears have stopped ringing - that's a good thing.

We took our German Shepherd puppy to the Vet yesterday and he had gained 15 lb. in one month. That's my boy - I could do that as well :-) He got a distemper booster, we got 6 heart worm pills so we would get a 5% discount, and some Benadryl as he is scratching a lot in spite of the pill we give him for fleas/ticks. We dropped $140 there. I can't remember spending that on one of the boys even if they were sick. Oh well.

I hope that everyone is navigating through this time of year without too much over-indulgence. Don't get so stressed out that you can't tell if you found a rope or lost a horse - OK?


  1. I have been feeling ten times better for about a month by having a more positive attitude. Negative seemed to take over my little corner of the world for a few months, now I can see the good. I love the quote at the top, thanks for sharing. I also found the quote from Mary's blog to be amazing! That is more positive thinking. It's wonderful what 'glass half full' mentality can do for a person in every way.

    Glass of red wine leading to a bottle... that sounds familiar. I buy the little 4 packs of small bottles or I don't trust myself.

  2. Miss April - I am so glad to hear that you have found being more positive to be helpful in many ways. I know you have been having a tough time of it. Moderation in all things and all that. We cannot control what other people do but we can control how we react to it. I hope that your PMA continues and grows!

  3. I think of myself as a pretty positive person, so definitely a glass pretty full kind of gal. Yep, cold here, too, in MN. Stay warm!

  4. I'm also a glass half full kind of person. Challenges can be overcome, I can lose weight.. we will do good things if we try. :)

  5. Michele - I can definitely tell you are a glass half full type. Your words always support and encourage and life doesn't get you down. Your life reflects this.

  6. Maren - You are a fighter and always talk yourself and others through the tough times. You have overcome a difficult past and are the better for it. FIGHT ON!

  7. I was delighted to see you enjoyed my A Thousand Things Went Right Today quote. I came from my deep desire to celebrate all the good in each day and not let the glitches rule my life. Here is a quote of mine that I also thought you would enjoy . . . "Glass half empty, glass half full, who knows which one is true, I'm just glad to have a glass at all, and I raise it high to you!" Ilan Shamir Come visit our website at www.yourtruenature.com

  8. Llan - Imagine my surprise when I checked my comments and saw yours!! - the author of the quote I used in this post. Thank you so much for taking he time to honor me with these words.

  9. What a timely message. Thank you both for creating and posting.

  10. Julie - Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I always enjoy reading comments and hope that my posts help and encourage.