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February 18, 2020 - Day 7 and on to Week 2

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Listening to an Audible book by Molly Burke (an awesome Canadian)

I gleamed something everyday on my ride to work...yesterday I was in tears at the loss of her first guide / service dog. This resonates with me cause I know a wonderful person who raises guide dogs for the blind and that I also plan to raise a service dog with CCI. It did bring back the feelings (and tears) from the loss of my own 3 yellow labs over the years. Of course she has another dog now (which she fought as she didn't feel she could 'replace' her first. Even though it hurts to lose a pet, a new pet helps to fill the hole left in your heart.

Today, it included having a positive affirmation (or two) session every day. I think since I am on this huge wellness and health experience, I should be doing something more for my general mental outlook. Lord knows I need it in this current atmosphere in America. So signing up...any suggestions on sites?

Phone call with my coach yesterday was good. She thinks I am doing well, even with a few slips. Tomorrow I forego caffeine (which includes chocolate which I have not had all week) so a had a few pieces of chocolate (albeit a foray into the forbidden sugar)


It was nice, but pretty easy to stop at the suggested serving size of 8g of sugar. Not a temptation really.

One thing I have noticed is to eat well and on this plan it takes a ton of planning and even more time to prepare food. This is not convenience dining. I have to get up 20 minutes earlier just to put together my pre-planned lunch and breakfast. And last night I did a bunch of prep and cleanup...nearly 2 hours after working all day. But I still got my 10K steps, had my 30 minute brisk walk and slept well so the investment is worth it.

I'm worth it.
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  • NANCY-
    Ah... but all the planning is so worth it.
    I get affirmations from various places. You can check out: www.louisehay.com/affirmations/
    45 days ago
    Keep up the good work. Sounds like you're cruising right along ...
    46 days ago
    My dogs taught me what unconditional love really means. No human forgives quicker or more completely than a dog. I would less kind, less loving, less joyful and less happy without a dog.
    46 days ago
    good day your doing great hugs
    46 days ago
    I installed an ap called "Eternal Sunshine" on the recommendation of a fellow Sparker. You get free notifications to your phone, and there are resources on the site, as well. I like it, though I don't do nearly as much with it as can be done. I know it's there! I'm not aware of others, though I think I've seen affirmations, etc. linked around Spark. You're doing great things! emoticon emoticon
    46 days ago
    Sounds like a good day! Good for you w/the sugar. It's a process.
    47 days ago
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