• LisaInArkansas
    LisaInArkansas Posts: 1,468 Member
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  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 16,314 Member
    I had a lovely relaxed day. I got my Latin prep done and several other projects were worked on.

    Intentions for March:
    🔹Maintain weight < 140 (I have managed to stay at the lower end off the 140s)
    🔹Continue with Solid Habit development

    Intentions for today:
    📍Solid habits✔️
    📍general chores✔️
    📍Latin prep ✔️
    📍work on art display✔️

    Virtual (((hugs))) and 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 for all those those who need them.

    🙋‍♀️ Miele failte to the newbies.

    ☘️ Terri

    March Action for Happiness:
    1. Set an intention to live with awareness and kindness. I intend to live with awareness and kindness
    2. Notice three things you find beautiful in the outside world.Trees silhouetted against the sky; the appearance of snowdrops in spring; the sound of waves breaking on the shore.
    3. Start today by appreciating your body and that you are alive. I meditate on this each morning when I wake up, and am grateful for each new opportunity to have a good day.
    4. Notice how you speak to yourself and choose to use kind words. Positive affirmations are very powerful. Be kind to yourself, always.
    5. Bring to mind people you care about and send love to them. We chatted with our girls about other family members, and raised a glass to them.
    6. Have a ‘no plans’ day and notice how that feels. I will do this tomorrow (7th)
    7. Take three calm breaths at regular intervals during your day.Resisting the temptation to plan my day. Serendipity reigns today.
    8. Eat mindfully. Appreciate the taste, texture and email of your food. ✔️
    9. Take a full breath in and out before you reply to others. I’m a great advocate of deep breathing, and find this works well.
    10. Get outside and notice how the weather feels on your face.I wasn’t looking forward to going outside this morning as we had snow overnight and it seemed very cold. However, the sun shone in a clear blue sky, and the wind had dropped right down again, and I spent time with my eyes closed feeling the heat on my face before I went into the centre for Latin Study.
    11. Stay fully present while drinking your cup of tea or coffee. Always! Gives me calm thinking time.
    12. Listen deeply to someone and really hear what they are saying. When I tried to do this with DH this morning, he got distracted by a discussion on What the Papers Say on TV. 😝 However, we often have in-depth discussions, usually over lunc and dinner.
    13. Pause to watch the sky or clouds for a few minutes today. The sun was valiantly trying to break through rain clouds just after sunrise, but the forecast is for heavy showers, but I’m watching the blue patches in hope that it clears up.
    14. Find ways to enjoy any chores or tasks that you do.Doing the task isn’t the problem 😝 It’s getting started that’s difficult. I sometimes put on my favourite music, or listen to a podcast.
    15. Stop. Breathe. Notice. Repeat regularly. Having coffee after putting away the week’s groceries. There is pink blossom on my prunus purpurea, magnolia buds are beginning to colour up, tulips and daffodils in the containers outside the window are beginning to bloom. There are lots of little birds flitting about in the trees. Spring is doing its best to banish the winter cold. This is a regular joy in my life.
    16. Get really absorbed with an interesting or creative activity. I am preparing some paintings for a display of my Monday Painters work
    17. Look around and spot three thing you find unusual or pleasant.Today it is more like autumn tha spring. There is a thick sea mist. My usual view of countryside is reduced to about 500 yards. Everything looks damp and grey.
    18. If you find yourself rushing, make an effort to slow down. Took things slow and easy today. Planning to do the same tomorrow as it’s Mother’s Day in UK.
    19. Appreciate nature around you wherever you are. My writing desk has a lovely view of the countryside beyond houses. And there are lots of bird life flying about amongst the trees in the neighbouring gardens..
    20. Focus on what makes you and others happy today. My writing, and my art always makes me happy, and sharing it with like-minded people makes them happy. That means that today was filled with focusing on what makes myself and others happy.
    21. Listen to a piece of music without doing anything else. ’Love Affair’ - Rainbow Valley. (NOW! That’s 60’s)Hubby came home and disturbed me 😝
    22. Notice something that is going well, even if today feels difficult. My prep for the art display next week is going well. Most members have already given pieces for display.
    23. Tune into your feelings, without judging or trying to change them. I am fully in the moment, relaxing, and contemplating what I will have for breakfast, and how I will spend my day. DH has gone out for the day so I am free as a bird so to speak. (My natural bent is positivity. I choose to be happy in the moment. I acknowledge all my feelings, but on the rare occasions when I feel down, I choose to count my blessings, put in some music and dance.)
    24. Appreciate your hands and all the things they enable you to do.
    25 Focus your attention on the good things you take for granted.
    26. Choose too spend less times looking at screens today.
    27. Cultivate a feeling of loving-kindness towards others today.
    28. Notice when you are tired and take a break as soon as possible.
    29. Choose a different route today and see
    what you notice.
    30. Mentally scan your body and notice what you are feeling.
    31. Discover the joy in the simple things of life.
  • Anniesquats100
    Anniesquats100 Posts: 2,273 Member
    Good evening ladies!

    Today I ate 1104 calories, for a deficit of 431. Yay!

    I did my dumbbells plus ten minutes on the bike plus horseback riding. Yay!

    Tomorrow is weigh-in. I'm looking forward to it. I had a very good week.

    Annie in Delaware
  • exermom
    exermom Posts: 5,973 Member
    pip - You're awesome!

    Michele NC
  • myvt9v4crh
    myvt9v4crh Posts: 263 Member
    edited March 24
    Michele—I absolutely agree that Pip is awesome. She is remarkable and a good leader and friend.

  • skuehn48
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  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 23,016 Member
    auntiebk wrote: »
    How much do I tip the person who brings out my grocery order?

    Barbara fat fingering on phone ;)

    Down here ... $0.00

    M in Oz

  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 23,016 Member
    Good morning, afternoon and evening, all...

    Ginny - So sorry about the workers! Burns are just the worst... and sorry about the supervisor as well. Not a good day... Falling from the cramps is scary as all get out, hope you didn't have any injuries from the fall. Definitely need to make sure your doctor knows about those leg cramps.

    Onward and upward my chickens!
    Love y'all,
    Lisa in AR

    Yeah, I burned my left foot to the bone in November 2001 and it was 5 weeks before I could walk or go to work. It was horrible ... so incredibly painful.

    I really hope these workers' burns aren't too bad.

    M in Oz

  • myvt9v4crh
    myvt9v4crh Posts: 263 Member
    edited March 24

  • cityjaneLondon
    cityjaneLondon Posts: 11,166 Member
    Barbara - Zero here too. :)

    Done my exercises and 600 words this morning. o:)

    I've tried twice to ring my friend A in Wales at this time of the morning, when I've finished my work, but no answer. I must try another time of day. She is hopeless at technology, so other methods of contact don't work well.
    My friend L has covid again, but is surviving. I'm not feeling up to listening to her at the moment, so I'm pacing myself. There's only so much stuck record I can sympathise with. She does have brighter days, so it's not all gloom and doom. :)

    Beth - You are so right. Our bodies are wonderful messengers. We must listen carefully to what they are telling us. We ignore that knock at the door at our peril. The knocks just get louder, until they blow the door down. Go inside. Listen.
    So many times in my life I ignored messages that were staring me in the face. No more.

    Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx