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  • ruby70ruby70 Member Posts: 459 Member Member Posts: 459 Member
    Thanks Caramel for the wise words, that really does put it into perspective.

    Question for you all, how do you deal with a negative person in your life? I am doing all I can to try to stay above it but I absorb energy from those around me. Being able to feel so much for those I am around me can be a blessing or a nightmare depending on the situation. This has me so down right now, I wake up really happy and positive and by the end of the day I am just drained. Any words of wisdom?
  • Beeps2011Beeps2011 Member Posts: 10,343 Member Member Posts: 10,343 Member
    Is this negative person actually a toxic person? I eliminate toxic people from my life. And, I diminish, greatly, any time spent with "negative" people.
  • DM01234DM01234 Member Posts: 317 Member Member Posts: 317 Member
    March is a "wrap" for me for putting time in.

    33.25 hours spent exercising (rowing/walking/running). 112 miles rowed / 52.25 miles ran / 40 miles walked.

    Let's hope April can be the same or more....
  • JackieUnlimitedJackieUnlimited Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member
    Ruby I agree with Beeps 100%! Limit time with negativity. If they don't build you up and support you why take that into yourself? Do something to get away from that during the day. Go for a walk or a run, listen to music something to change the day for you.
  • ruby70ruby70 Member Posts: 459 Member Member Posts: 459 Member
    Beeps & Jackie - Thank you. I need to find a way to distance myself as much as I can. We have a gym that opened back up in town and I used to go there at lunch, I was thinking about joining it again now that it reopened. It used to really help to go pound out some weights doing my lunch to release the stress. That may be the best solution.
    edited April 2015
  • allenpriestallenpriest Member Posts: 1,102 Member Member Posts: 1,102 Member
    Caramel-take care of the leg. Glad it wasn't worse.
    Getting a bit stronger. Still working from home but at least I'm able to work. Have to- it is tax season.
  • Justygirl77Justygirl77 Member Posts: 385 Member Member Posts: 385 Member
    46 and counting...
  • JackieUnlimitedJackieUnlimited Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member
    Hey Ruby even try taking 10 minutes and walk up and down the stairs. I've done that a couple of times in the past. By the time I was done my legs felt like rubber and I was so tired I couldn't remember what I was upset about. Until I went back to my desk. :'( But then I didn't really care.
  • JackieUnlimitedJackieUnlimited Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member
    Hey Ruby even try taking 10 minutes and walk up and down the stairs. I've done that a couple of times in the past. By the time I was done my legs felt like rubber and I was so tired I couldn't remember what I was upset about. Until I went back to my desk. :'( But then I didn't really care.
  • lifeisajourney8lifeisajourney8 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I would love to join this group. I'm 49 and have had a constant battle with my weight but the past 3 years have been particularly horrific...I've gained almost 20#. I'm miserable!!!!
    Today I decided....before I eat it....I must log it!!!! That's my 1st step.
  • KellySue67KellySue67 Member Posts: 1,006 Member Member Posts: 1,006 Member
    Happy Wednesday! I made it through kickboxing last night. I have to drive past my house to get there after work and was so tempted to just go home as I have been feeling extra tired this week, but I didn't! I know I made the right choice and did feel better after and I think I slept better last night as well. Long day today so no workout today.

    Hope everyone has a great day! It's supposed to be sunny here- love seeing the sun! B)
  • larrodarrolarrodarro Member Posts: 2,512 Member Member Posts: 2,512 Member
    Good Morning Cool Kids.

    I've got office relief today, just not sure yet how early I'm going in. My cleaning lady called in sick, so I'm turning and burning, trying to fit a whole morning of cleaning into a couple of hours. No time to respond to everyone, but as always, you guys rock. Keep up the good work.

    Welcome to the new guys and hello to everyone else. Hope you guys have a good day.

    Larro

    PS: Happy April Fools Day.
    edited April 2015
  • ruby70ruby70 Member Posts: 459 Member Member Posts: 459 Member
    went for a really awesome walk last night down by the river. It was beautiful! The weather was around 68 and perfect. We have many bald eagles here and I was able to watch a couple of them. It feels so good with spring finally starting to arrive and get outside. The cabin fever starts to it about this time of year. LOL

    I am going helping lead our Easter Breakfast at church on Sunday and have been preparing for that this week. I made a bunch of hard boiled eggs this morning and the confirmation kids are going to dye them this afternoon for decorations. Happy times :)
  • EmmalusmomEmmalusmom Member Posts: 61 Member Member Posts: 61 Member
    Well I have made it into week three of walking. It was cut a little short yesterday due to the weather. It only took one lighting strike and I was done for the day. And then found out later that a lady in my state got hit by lighting yesterday.

    I have been telling myself no snacking after 8pm and it has been working well so far. I am just trying to make little steps right now. But I am feeling better about myself and the effort that I am making.

    Kelly - I continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Allen - I hope that you continue to keep getting better.

    Caramel - Take it easy on yourself. I am happy that things were not worse for you.

    Beeps - Keep your chin up and remind yourself of all that you have already accomplished. And it doesn't hurt that you already look amazing! BOOM!

    Curious - Are you okay? You always check up on me.

    Larro - I hope that life is treating good my friend. My husband and I are going to be in PC in July.

    Ruby - Don't let others negativity bring you down. Choose other things to focus your energy on.

    sederski - I just love the pictures. It really looks like you had a blast!
  • nickpnhnickpnh Member Posts: 107 Member Member Posts: 107 Member
    Working from home. I am so productive. I love to get an early start and take quick breaks to throw on laundry. Have to rescue daughter in a bit - forgotten recorder for music - the horror LOL.
    We bought a new truck and are trying to adopt a puppy dog. Today is sunny and still cold but I defintely feel springy! Tons of energy and plans for cleaning / reorg. Looking forward to a productive weekend.
    Larro - clean clean clean!
    Caramel - rest up that knee
    Ruby - walk sounds phenomenal. This week has been so crazy, I hope we get the puppy I want because she'll take NO excuses for not getting out.
    KellySue - You rock! Keep up the great work.
    Lifesajourney - logging first is a great tool. When you look at the Calories, it makes you pause to decide if you want something different. Panera and other restaurants posting calories is super helpful too. You look at that tiny cupcake entirely different when you realize is it is 1/3 your calories for the day and will no way replace a whole meal.
    Happy spring! I need to get some flowers inside because I am still staring at minimum of 2.5 feet of snow on my front lawn / garden.

    When this conference call ends I am going to sneak in a bit of exercise!
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Member Posts: 1,083 Member Member Posts: 1,083 Member
    Hey Kids,

    Hope all of you are well and plugging away.

    Ruby--I avoid whining/negative people at all cost. When a person insists on being negative I ALWAYS tell them the positive side of it. Almost always they no longer seek my company or when they need a boost of positive energy and motivation to come to me. Life is difficult enough and to have someone weighing you down like you ate a pot of spaghetti is NOT WELCOMED. Yes things happen in life and a person needs to vent and get it off their chest, yet when it is day in and day out it is EXHAUSTING/DRAINING. Do all you can to stay away or POSITIVE HIM/HER TO THE POINT THEY CAN NO LONGER STAND IT. I would love to see a pic of the eagles. I like how you are staying active. Active does not always involve the gym, you can get exercise in other ways.

    Beeps--How are you doing? Perhaps a lift challenge of some sort can mix things up for you. I also wondered if you had the time to start a woman's lifting group. I bet you would be great at it.

    Emmalou--OMG sorry about the person who was struck by lightning. I am glad you are ok and knew when to take your leave.

    Nickph--I am also more productive at home versus being in the office. Please keep us posted about the puppy. There is nothing cuter than a puppy. What kind of truck did you end up getting? I hope your snow leaves you soon. I had enough of it during our Winter season.

    Larro-As usual the road runner is busy.

    KellySue-Great job on the kickboxing. That took willpower to pass your house. You are my HERO for sure.

    CrosbyLee-Glad to see you back.

    AllenPriest--Hope you are recovering

    SDERESKI and CG--Are you both ok? Haven't seen anything from you in a bit. Thinking about you...HUGS!!!!!

    Kate--where did you go?

    I want to thank all of you for caring enough to wish me well about my leg. I am a person that the little things mean so much. I cried a little yesterday because I could not work out, but I am grateful that my leg is not broke. The doc said no lunges or running but I can do upper body workouts. I have to adapt temporarily for a few weeks. The doctor said she was really shocked my back was not injured considering the way I twisted myself to grab the bannister. I credit that to working out and lifting as the soreness to my back was just like a workout.

    Have a great day everyone.

  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Member Posts: 1,083 Member Member Posts: 1,083 Member
    The day would not be complete if I did not tell you that I found out that I am pregnant at 43 years old......

    Oh by the way.....APRIL FOOLS....
  • KellySue67KellySue67 Member Posts: 1,006 Member Member Posts: 1,006 Member
    The day would not be complete if I did not tell you that I found out that I am pregnant at 43 years old......

    Oh by the way.....APRIL FOOLS....
    :astonished::smirk: !!!!! LOL!

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    edited April 2015
  • Beeps2011Beeps2011 Member Posts: 10,343 Member Member Posts: 10,343 Member
    A "challenge" would be totally awesome!! I am doing an April challenge on another thread here at mfp....so, hopefully that kick-starts something nice for me!

    I did go lift today. Heavy things. Done. BOOM!
  • 3furballs3furballs Member Posts: 452 Member Member Posts: 452 Member
    Well I decided Monday night that my knee felt back to normal so I gave my 85lb 9 year old a piggy back up the stairs. Then last night we did pistols, slow/fast kicks and froggie jumps aanndd now my knee is sore again. Still got to kettlebell for 6am. Last morning class since hubby starts days next week!
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