On A Journey

I'm on a journey to finding my zen,
here's what I've been  up to, in a top ten!


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I've been trying to motivate more. I started following a new set of goals last week and  have been doing my best to follow them by telling others and writing about it


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I've started dieting. I want to be healthier. So I joined Spark People, a weight loss community and I have been learning more about calories and serving sizes, and also writing about it. I'm tracking what I eat and how often I exercise. 
"Happiness lies, first of all, in health."


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Naturally dieting and exercise goes hand in hand, but I've also started Yoga at home. I downloaded a 'coach' on my Ipad and I can watch her while she talks me through each pose!
A tiny secret... I am so out of shape and have no upper body strength so for the first few days I could only do 5 minutes, but now I can barely make it up to 20! lol


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I've started before care again, yay! But that also means I'm up and out the door before the sun comes up. 



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With me starting before care, I'm able to start catching up on my bills.
Secret... I've started running a lil lot behind! >.>


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I'm still taking pictures and working on getting better. I was standing in water to take this picture, and I think it turned out great! I've also added a new page talking a little more about the equipment I use. I hope to have a page up with pricing so I can advertise to take pictures around where I live.


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I've been trying to help my dog with his skin issues. He's got hot spots and is scratching a lot. I had to put a cone on just so his hair would start to grow back. I think it was from the frontline I put on a few days ago, so we're waiting to see. Poor lil guy.



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I'm still volunteering at the nursing home for a couple hours every week. I go in, fill out, and file the paperwork so the other workers have more time assisting the elderly. In a couple months, I will have been there a year. I also volunteer at the local thrift store every week and love how they care about helping people.


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Here in Maine, it's starting to get colder at night and hot during the day. I really should  get into the habit of watching the weather sometimes because it feels like I'm changing like 5 times a day. Cold, Hot, Cold, Hot. 


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I'm praying for a friend of mine and her family. Her mom is really sick ( last stages of COPD, lupus, & double pneumonia) and has been put on hospice. My friend and her young daughter are really going through a rough time right now. I can't begin to imagine the stress they are dealing with.



So it's been a busy time lately, and I'm sure you'll agree
Thank you for reading my Top Ten with me!





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