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John Denver and the Muppets

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Most of you are scratching your heads and going, "has she lost her mind?" My daughter Mandy is thinking OMG, what is Mom going to say now and "Please Mom don't embarrass me on here!!" Most of you don't know that KsLadybug is my oldest daughter. She has joined the Fall 5% Challenge and is a Firecracker. We have been down the weight loss path before and were successful....we just zigged instead of zagged somewhere along the line. Mandy is pretty quite and shy(not like her sister and me) so you hafta speak to her first.

Anyway back to why I'm listening to JD and the Muppets, which is a Christmas album in case anyone didn't know. You can ask Mandy I LOVE CHRISTMAS MUSIC...any type. As long as it's Christmas music I love it. I even have a Christmas CD of cows mooing Christmas carols, that's how much I love it. It brings a smile to my face.

The boss has been a real butt the last few days. He waits until the deadline to start some of the work, then he stresses and takes it out on everyone in the office. So today I decided he is NOT going to get to me and upset me. I put in John Denver and the Muppets, put in my ear phones and go about my work. He can rant, rave and slam all the doors he wants while I sit here with a smile on my face listening to the 12 Day of Christmas.

Now I could go get something to eat. Why because I'm PO'd. I'm not hungry but it sounds like a good thing to do doesn't it. Grab a candy bar and let the sweet chocolate soothe my witchy emotions. Not today, not tomorrow not ever again. I can soothe my emotions by listening to Christmas music. And you can soothe your emotional times by doing something that you enjoy doing. Buy a coloring book and a brand new box of 64 crayons. When you feel one of those emotional eating times coming on, grab it and color a colorful picture. Or, if you are like me and in a "witchy" mood, color it dark, with midnight blues, crimson red, deep purple. Or put on music and sing to the top of your lungs or maybe dance. If you meditate or do yoga or grab a magazine or book and read a couple of chapters. Anything to get your mind off what is going on and off food.
Just because we are having one of "those" days doesn't mean we should to turn to food. I know it is hard but if we think about it and prepare for it, when the times come we are ready. We can beat a candy bar any day

Now where was I....oh yeah signing along with Miss Piggy "5 golden rings....Ba Ba Bom Bom"
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  • HICIM705
    I love this blog! It's wonderful!!! Great plan to take your mind off of eating something - and a great way to 'tune out' a ranting boss!

    Maybe I should use this tactic at my office as well, my thing is 'show tunes'.



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  • HICIM705
    I love this blog! It's wonderful!!! Great plan to take your mind off of eating something - and a great way to 'tune out' a ranting boss!

    Maybe I should use this tactic at my office as well, my thing is 'show tunes'.



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  • BARNABUSA1
    I enjoyed this blog. GREAT BLOG! emoticon
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  • KARLOTTA46
    I LOVE the Muppets- And Christmas music should be played 12 months a year!
    This was a great blog-thanks!
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  • CHYRL_C
    Great plan emoticon
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  • CAROLYNVIL
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  • JOANOFSPARK
    hey whatever helps you relieve the stress is awesome.. sounds great to me....*grin* I especially like the bit about getting a coloring book and some bright colors...I love coloring books and new crayons..that was always my fav part of school, getting a new box of crayons.

    I love the Muppets and John Denver both, so that title certainly caught my eyes... emoticon emoticon
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  • MELISSAJUSTINA
    Great blog! I love Christmas too! It's my favorite time of the year!!!
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  • QUEEN_REINA
    Thank you for the eye opener--what a great idea!
    3356 days ago
  • THEWUNDERCHIC
    I love that album! I add the "Ba Ba Bom Bom" to every other version of The Twelve Days of Christmas.

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    Comment edited on: 9/29/2010 11:03:16 PM
  • KSLADYBUG
    Hahahaha! I love it! And yeah, the thought crossed my mind emoticon "Uh-oh ... do I keep reading?" LOL But I'm thinking your about a month behind breaking out the cd. We start playing them in Aug (yes, I've already played a couple in my car for the drive to work)

    Seriously, I think it's great advice. You know I did the same thing ... went for the sweets. I like my Wii workouts to relieve stress. I've also found some old cards you've sent and I keep a little bear mom and cub by my bed that reads on the bottom "My love is always with you - No matter where you are ¢¾ Mom" I look at all my Paris stuff I have hanging up and remember what a wonderful time we had. A lot of my stress relievers revolve around you. Knowing you're always there for me is the most comforting thing. If I want to cry because I gained a couple lbs or the boss or Dan is being a dirt bag ... I can call and you've always put me at ease. Just wanted you to know that.

    You keep rockin to John Denver & the Muppets!

    Love you!!!
    3357 days ago
  • MTNGRL
    You can't go wrong with that combo..John Denver, the Muppets and Christmas Music!
    I just might get myself a big box of crayons now!

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  • MARYALINE
    Whoa! That one caught my eye ...I love JD! I even got sympathy cards from friends when he died! Anyway .... great idea! Put those happy tunes on and sing along! Great way to zone out from the stress of work and get a Rocky Mountain HIGH!
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  • BETHV10
    This is certainly a creative way to fend off stress! Although I haven't heard of the music, I'll have to check it out. emoticon
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  • BETHV10
    This is certainly a creative way to fend off stress! Although I haven't heard of the music, I'll have to check it out. emoticon
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  • EMMABE1
    And what's wrong with JD and the Muppets - each to their own -- I say!! I doubt most people would like my choice of music either - go fot it !!
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