Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Affirmation Tuesday



For the Tuesday’s in April, I’ve been blogging five reminders to myself of a life that is blessed, full of possibilities. I’m not sure if I will keep this post theme up after April. But, with the new buds on trees slowly opening up, ready to be in full green splendor by May, this was good month to commit to finding the positives-the affirmations of the good life. 

It’s truly spring. Even if the weather folks get ornery and tell us it is possible for snow to hit right up until June, I’m declaring winter over. I’ve never been a winter hater, but something about this past one got under my skin. And, spring means baseball season again!

I have new walking shoes. DD2 got me a new pair for Christmas. I allowed myself to only use them for volleyball, keeping them in pristine shape. Since I have decided to not play in the fall, I am converting them to outdoor use on paved walking paths. These are super lightweight, but with a sturdy bottom. It will be like Christmas all over again. 

I’m developing a support system for once again trying to lose weight and get healthy. I found a few others at work that are committed to improving their health, and like me, are struggling with weight. I share this because most of the people I work with are the lean, kombucha drinking, salad, bread free, nut and seed eaters that don’t appreciate a really great hamburger on a warm bakery roll. I don’t know what shape this little group will take, but it feels good to sit in a sea of health, and have a couple friends who know the struggle is real. 

 We spent Easter how we wanted, with only a small time with extended family. It was enough to visit, appreciate our host and hostess, and still have a full afternoon and evening for our small family. Since I didn’t have the stress of being with the in-laws for a full day, I am in good spirits to spend next Sunday with them for my nieces shower. I most definitely have a better relationship with them in short and infrequent doses. DH and the kids can and will spend more time as they prefer.

And, speaking of limiting doses, I’ve declared political posts, likes, and comments are off limits for the rest of April on any social media platform. Ahh, I feel my mind more relaxed just typing that statement. 



That’s a whole lot of affirmation. And because I received a really lovely comment about posting more pictures, I've included a few random photos that make me smile. These are for you, Jane. Happy Tuesday all. 


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  1. Is that you in the top photo, Sam? You look fab.
    Kittens and signs of Spring always make me happy. xxx

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    1. I'd have added another one of my puppy, but he was in yesterdays post. That is me, next to a giant wall of a Minnesota Hall of Famer.

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  2. Kombucha drinking bread free nut eaters?!?! That was awesome! Thanks for the laugh! If only we lived closer because I too know the struggle! =)
    Glad you had a nice stress free Easter! We (sorta) did the same in that we saw my parents on Saturday and then just my husband & I visited his family and let the girls stay home to relax.
    As for all things political being off limits for the rest of April? I may need to adopt that as well. Things are scary enough at the moment...

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    1. There are all very generous offering me tastes. One coworker makes her own Kombucha in fact. I tried the virtual weight loss thing but maybe we could start encouraging through our blogs.

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  3. Positivity is frame of mind worth working on. So is being healthier and lighter. You've re-inspired me to forge ahead in both areas of my life.

    Thanks! - DeeCee

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    1. I think feeling good physically will help my mind, and vice versa.

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  4. I also love your description of the kombucha drinkers. I had a friend who always said she could eat anything she wanted and not gain weight, but she only wanted 3 m&m's of half a small burger. Who does that?
    I remain non political on all social media. It has nothing to do with my level of political awareness or care. I just find it personally much more effective to call my elected officials and give my opinions to someone who is voting on bills than to vent publicly. Surprisingly my congressman's office has called me a couple of times recently for a group phone conference so I at least know my opinion is being heard.

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    1. I think I know that friend as well! Because in my job I have to stay very apolitical, yet distinctly see the impact of bad policy, in my personal life, I feel I need to do something, but social media is not it.

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  5. I am struggling too. Since May 2016 I have gained and lost a stone twice over due to the steroids. I was a yoyo dieter for years before losing 3.5 stones and keeping it off for 6 years, so this is making me unhappy. Unfortunately I still have at least another 2 months of steroids to go ☹

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    1. I noticed a difference in the brief bout of steroids I had back in February, hard to battle. I'm really trying hard, but too many lapses in food choice and not enough exercise.

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  6. You look gorgeous in that pic Sam. You know I'm gonna be 58 in a few days and I seem to have spent most of each decade wishing I looked like I did ten years ago however I never thought I looked good then either how nuts is that? Now I'm accepting myself grey hair and excess poundage in all its glory. This doesn't mean I'm not gonna take care of myself but just be more accepting of where I am in the present. It's a good place to be. I now have grey roots and I'm keeping them lol.

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    1. It isn't just vanity. I want to be able to keep up with future grand kids and on long travel troops-basically be you Wendy, young at heart and helathy!

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  7. Trees in bloom and leaf certainly lift my spirits. I, too, need to lose weight!

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    1. Aren't tree buds just beautifully simple things?

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  8. Love the color of your shoes! I just got new ones too, but will keep the old to wear in the garden.

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    1. I keep shoes too long and have ruined my posture. The shoe pic was a stock photo but I like them too.

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