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Positivity meme-Day 4

Chris smokes
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Rules: During the next five days, post three positive things about your day and ask three people to do the same so the positive attitude can gain some ground.


1. I'm still kind of stunned by how many people told me how HORRIBLE American Express was and how much I would hate working for them. I understand this is a honeymoom period of training, but people have been so nice from day 1. Today they were very concerned about me and Hubby and the trainers went out of their way to review the material I missed yesterday. Both my trainers and co-workers are just the best people.

2. Hubby is home with a pin in his arm and doing well. (The nerve block is probably helping too.)

3. I haven't responded to the stress by binging. If I needed an excuse to get into the sugar/carbs/gluten/grains/dairy or even to dive into a bag of nuts, this would have been the perfect opportunity. I'm not going to say there are no cravings, but at this point, it's mental, rather than physical.

Positivity meme-Day 3

bryanpartytime
Ganked from alba17

Rules: During the next five days, post three positive things about your day and ask three people to do the same so the positive attitude can gain some ground.


This could be tricky-Hubby had an accident today. He was on the bicycle and got hit from behind by an SUV-broken arm.

1. He's alive!
2. He has insurance. Kaiser is taking great care of him.
3. Amex was pretty cool. I was all "I don't want to miss training" and they were like, "Go take care of your husband."

If you're still reading me and you're so inclined, consider yourself tagged.

This morning I actually thanked the check-out clerk at Safeway for being there so early so I could get my shopping done. Who the hell am I?

Positivity meme-Day 2

Gecko
Ganked from alba17

Rules: During the next five days, post three positive things about your day and ask three people to do the same so the positive attitude can gain some ground.


After training, I rode my bicycle to Sports Basement in the Presidio to pick my t-shirt bib (run number) for the Aloha Run 5-K on Saturday.

Three very positive things about this:

1. Gatorskin Tires
After Maui (and before) I was having a horrible run of flat tires. During my week off, I got these babies put on the bike and hopefully the days of coming down to get the bike and finding flat tires is over.

2. After a day of intense virtual training, it felt great to have oxygen, sun, exercise, and just a sense of being out and happy in the world. Now that my food and the great stress in my life are both dialled in (at least for now) I can really appreciate the need for the other stuff, including sleep-sleep is tremendous.

3. I rode home the long way, from the Presidio to the Marina to Fisherman's Wharf to the Embarcadero and then Market St. On the Embarcadero, I could see the Bay Bridge and the Bay Lights. Beautiful. I'd never seen them this way before, only from the inside of Market Bar while stuffing my face. They look even more amazing from outdoors on the back of a bike on a warm night. Keep em lit, indeed!

If you're still reading me and you're so inclined, consider yourself tagged.

By popular (OK, three people) demand....

bridge run
K-Gal's Paleo-tastic Pumpkin Smoothie

In the blender, food-processor, or smoothie maker of your choice crush 4 ice cubes and 2 or 3 cardamom seeds. (The cardamom is totes optional...don't trip if you don't have some lying around.)

Add 1 cup unsweetened Almond milk. I like Califa, but Almond Breeze, Pacific or Whole Foods House brand are all hunky-dory. Vanilla flavored is fine too, but you gotta hunker down with unsweetened. If you make your own, you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din, but rock on with your bad self. Blend/mix for a ten-count.

Add 1/4 to 1/2 (depending on your caloric concerns) of very ripe banana. The riper, the better....black and slimy is best, 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (say it with me people---UNSWEETENED) and 1 TBSPN unsweetened, canned coconut milk.


Blend, blend, blend. Throw in some vigorous shakes of cinnamon and nutmeg and a smidge of vanilla, if you've got vanilla extract around, which I'll bet you do.

Blend, mix, puree until you achieve the consistency of your dreams. I prefer mine on the liquidy side over the frothy one.

Pour into a long, tall glass With wine up to y'are and enjoy via a straw of your favorite color.


Feel free to share via Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook etc. Maybe this could be my first step into big-time Paleo blogging. (LOL)

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happy
Ganked from alba17

Rules: During the next five days, post three positive things about your day and ask three people to do the same so the positive attitude can gain some ground.

(I know what you're thinking....where is K-gal and what have you done with her, but honestly, I'm so happy lately I don't even recognize myself.)


1. I made a pumpkin smoothie this AM. OMG! Amazing!

2. During virtual training today, one of the assignments was to create an ad, using Powerpoint to create the visuals...luckily I had Allen, the Ridley Scott of PPT on my team, and naturally I did the balance of the scripting AND the background singing.

3. I tried on my interview suit...it fits perfect. This means that I'm still (or back to) a size 8, no matter what my crazy brain tries to tell me when I look down and see the pooch.

If you're still reading me and you're so inclined, consider yourself tagged.
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Here, on Tumblr


I really like this one. I think it proves that I look better in his mind than I do in real life.

If you artistically minded Tumblr-ites would like to follow him, he's mostly blogging and reblogging sketches, paintings, drawings, both his own and others.


http://mattrn.tumblr.com/

It keeps getting better

jelly belly
In today's episode of "I don't even believe this shit" (IN A GOOD WAY)

My hand to god, not a word of a lie, one of today's assignments was to write a story about an American Expresss Card Member and how they were helped by the particular features and benefits of their specific card products. I banged out 500 words on the glories of Roadside Assistance.

Yes, folks, I'm now being asked to write fanfic about my own company.

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Got my oh so beat-up body back to yoga tonight. Was able to go much further than I thought I would. Worked up a good sweat and had a very relaxing Savasana.


I'm not willing to completely declare victory over my various food crazies, but I have been honoring my hunger and eating real food with the Paleo guidelines. It's probably the decrease in stress hormones kicking in, but now that my cortisol and leptin are better regulated, I'm starting to experience satiety after some meals without needing to push myself into that one piece of fruit too many.

Something amazing happened today

goldenglobe
Actually let’s go back to last week. At the end of Friday’s training, we each got a little five minute personal chat with the trainer and team leader. During mine, I was told that the San Francisco team was lucky to have me and what a “positive attitude” I had. ME! Positive attitude. All I could think was a very House-ian “Have you met me?” POSITIVE ATTITUDE. Shocking, right?

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