Delicious December

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  1. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Twitter has become my vice. I can justify that it actually gets me into reading all kind of quality stuff because I follow some people who often link to really interesting articles online. About politics, psychology, art. It’s like a modern way of reading a quality newspaper. But it is also very passive and I can spend far too much time on non-quality stuff, too.

    My other time killer is travel planning. We are currently planning our honeymoon and also American part of our wedding (we got married last December in Germany, my husband is from the US) and while some travel planning is needed, I still spend far too much time researching unnecessary things.

    Mindfulness to me means to do things with a purpose. If that’s watching a crappy tv-show or plan our trip or read the DIS that’s ok. IF I make it a conscious decision and not just fall into a hole that I don’t get out off until much later. Kind of like binge eating.
     
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    I need to turn off devices, tv, close the book, etc. when I am eating. Too often I would look down at my plate and be shocked that it was empty! My husband and I make it a practice to eat dinner at the table with no distractions, but eating breakfast in front of the tv was/is becoming a bad habit. I will work on that this month.
     
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  4. Oneanne

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    This is a challenge for me as well, I haven't had time to take a proper out-of-the-office away-from-my-desk lunch in almost four months. And I eat diner in the living room in front of the TV. You've inspired me to start doing this differently!
     
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    One other thought about mindfulness that I forgot this morning.

    A couple years ago I got in this frustrating loop of trying to reset several passwords, and ended up creating a new password that included ...ihateyou... It felt good for about a day, then guess what, I hated typing it in and changed it to something positive. I've continued to do that and my current password for applications at work intentionally evokes an image that brings me calmness.

    Yesterday in the blog post for the Peace Project she brought up the intentional/mindful power of passwords: its something you do on a regular basis, so her suggestion is 1) create passwords that invoke a positive response and 2) create a practice around entering your password, such as taking a slow deep breath while you type.
     
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  6. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    That’s a great idea about the password! Also, I think that something with a positive meaning is much easier to remember because you associate positive vibes with it!

    I am about to get on a train to Berlin to visit my sister and am really looking forward to this weekend. I brought a book and Christmas cards so that I have something else than my phone to occupy me. I have the best intentions to make good use of the 3.5 hours in the train!
     
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  7. Oneanne

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    FRIDAY FREE FOR ALL!

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    Last night I did stand out in the front yard for five minutes, breathing and listening... then I went in to the house and mindlessly ate dinner in front of the TV while playing on my phone. Baby steps, right?

    After work tonight I officially kick off vacation with a massage. Tomorrow all I "have" to do is to clean house, pack, and then head to the airport around 7pm. The WDW weather forecast looks pretty good, just some thunder storms predicted for Sunday and some pretty cool temps Monday and Tuesday, but I'm OK with that because it seems seasonally appropriate... I'll just pack accordingly. This is still feeling like another business trip, it won't really hit me until I get off the plane at Orlando, and take that first magical ride... on the tram to the main terminal.

    Hope all have a wonderful weekend and happy healthful next week!

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    This weekend will be jammed packed. I get to leave today at 2 to go home and clean. Then we are going to the Cavs game (basketball) tonight where the kids get to go on the court and high 5 the plays. Tomorrow we have karate in the morning, each kids has a basketball game in the middle of the day and then a friend of mine and her daughter (we met though our kids) to bake cookies. Then on Sunday I will be going to the Browns game (football) for work. Somewhere in there I need to shop for the ingredients that we will need for the cookies. We each picked 2 kinds of cookies and will get our ingredients to make it fair with the price of things.
     
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  10. glss1/2fll

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    I really like the password idea! As it turns out, all ours are happy ones, but once at work I did Ih8change! It was easy to remember, and true. But at work we are always having to change them so it didn't last long!

    I think I practice mindfulness more at work than at home. Working with children/others causes that I think. At home it's too easy to zone out. I eat my breakfast while playing solitaire on my ipad. Pretty much same with lunch. When we had the twins we ate at the table. Now that they are gone DH is back to eating in the family room. I'm about to put a stop to that. I'm a guilty party because our dining room was cold so I said sure to the warm family room!

    I'm so relieved to have the scale be down this week. Funny how it goes that way when you're under calories. Not sure today will be under. And so far no exercise. Plan to go for a walk soon. It has to be soon because it'll be dark before I know it. I've had a lovely day, though. Finished a book, done lots of laundry, vacuumed the house and mopped the kitchen floor. Waiting for it to dry so I can move some laundry to the dryer. DH scrubbed sinks, tub and toilet. I love that man!!!
     
  11. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Happy Monday everyone!!

    I had a lovely weekend with my sister. We made loads of Christmas cookies. Not good for weight loss. But wonderful quality time with my sister.

    This will be a very stressful week. But I am hopeful that everything will get done and then vacation starts on Saturday!
     
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    Yikes! Today I scheduled my holiday breakfast with my former :( walking group. That means I need to get busy baking. I make several different types of cookies as gifts. Now I have eight days to do it and four of those I will be out of state! If I'd remembered earlier I could have started tonight, but it was a grumpy work late because students and their parents are so much fun kind of day! Sadly, yesterday was close to the same. I so, so wonder what is wrong with people?!!!! Anyway, DS2 picked me up from work then we picked up DH then we hit a restaurant for dinner. Yup. I'm over calories--only by about 100, but over is over. Tomorrow's a new day so I'm going to practice better food choices!
     

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