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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)
https://www.audible.com/pd/I
ts-Not-What-It-Looks-Like-
Audiobook/B07TVF9RMY

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)

https://www.amazon.com/Bouch
ard-Belgian-Gluten-Free-Ch
ocolate-Probiotics/dp/B07H5TCX9S

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/
    36 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Keep up the good work. Sounds like you're cruising right along ...
    38 days ago
  • POSITIVEHOPE
    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.
    38 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    good day your doing great hugs
    38 days ago
  • RREDFORD5
    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
    38 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Sounds like a good day! Good for you w/the sugar. It's a process.
    38 days ago
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