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Hi, my name is Beverly. I am an ER Nurse (for the last 38 years) and I live in Florida with my precious husband, Bob, who is retired. We've been married 8 years and he has been very ill for the last 3 years, so I take care of him. I've struggled with my weight literally all my life. My mother took me to a "fat doctor" when I was 10 and I was put on diet pills. Those things NEVER work! Six weeks ago my doctor told me I have Type II diabetes, and my goal is to reverse that diagnosis.
Hi, my name is Beverly. I am an ER Nurse (for the last 38 years) and I live in Florida with my precious husband, Bob, who is retired. We've been married 8 years and he has been very ill for the last 3 years, so I take care of him. I've struggled with my weight literally all my life. My mother took me to a "fat doctor" when I was 10 and I was put on diet pills. Those things NEVER work! Six weeks ago my doctor told me I have Type II diabetes, and my goal is to reverse that diagnosis.




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FLORIDAGHOST
8/21/2011 12:32:06 PM

You are right, you are a person not a robot and you were dizzy from not eating, so I don't know anyone that does not go overboard when they are starved. Maybe you will have to do what I can't seem to do and that is figure out the best time everyday for eating your meals and snacks and stick to it like glue. I know it makes some people upset because they do not understand why some people must eat every 2.5 - 3.5 hours max and until they do, they are just going to be upset. I also know people that make such a big deal out of their meal times that they are on the brink of obnoxious. There has to be a fine line somewhere. If you plan on your meals and snacks at a specific time, then if you can, go for it, but if there is something more important, reschedule by .5 hour. It won't hurt as long as you go for it in that time frame. A person doesn't have to be writing their schedule in concrete or granite in order to survive and making themselves obnoxious over it. On the other hand, those that don't get bothered over missing meals, will just have to start learning how to accept.

As far as I am concerned, yesterday was a 7 hour day of cleaning a garage. She went to the dump with a load at 1:30 leaving me there in a house that was wide open so I couldn't leave to go get my lunch and she didn't even tell me she was leaving. I continued on and made my last climb up that ladder to get a breadmaker down from a shelf about 10 feet up over the new washer. I could barely move it and decided with the height, the lean involved and the weight of the machine, I would put a huge hole in the new washer because I'd drop the breadmaker. I never realized how heavy they are. Anyway, it was the only cupboard I couldn't clean except for one wall of cabinets and shelves full of tools and toolboxes full of tools. I did so much scrubbing and window cleaning and sweeping while they sorted and threw out crap. All I could think of is, "boy can you collect stuff in a hurry - most of it could have been thrown away or given away or sold years ago." Come to find out most of the stuff was for the restaurant and now they are planning on selling the restaurant and retire. The house and garage were full of restaurant supplies. I found another crock pot out there - filthy and I was surprised at how things like a beautiful stainless steel meat slicer were stuffed into the cupboard dirty. So, 3/4 of the garage are clean, there's a pile for the trash collector and a broken dryer and a broken restaurant fridge that was used as a cabinet for the appliance collector. Talk about looking clean and spiffy after I washed the window on the inside. I swept the ceiling, the walls, the garage door, and the floor. I was very tired when I got home yesterday and my DH brought home dinner, chicken sandwiches on multigrain bread from the deli. Light on the mayo and heavy on the veggies. Anyway, I died early last night, got up around 4am and started sparking. I've been to the pool for 2 hours and then to the grocer and the farmer's market and now I'm home, veggies washed and put away, suits and towels washed and in the dryer and I'm planning a relaxing day from here out.

Have a great day and thanks for asking how it went. She didn't set up next week, I don't know if she is going to ask me to come back ever or just wait a week. I wouldn't care either way cuz I'm not loving the super hard work. I don't want to retire and then go clean someone's garage on a long term basis. She did get the kitchen all done and it looked great. The furniture from the family rooms was moved back in and looking good, so things are done, and I feel done, too.

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FLORIDAGHOST
8/20/2011 6:27:16 AM

Thanks for the applause! I appreciate it.

I'm off to clean a friends garage. First spider I see I'm quiting. I'm taking my rubber gloves, my work gloves, and a can of Ant/Roach and Spider killer. I'm going to take a bath in Deep Woods Off before I go. I hate cleaning garages. I said I'd help her clean her house, there was no mention of garages. Yuk!

Oh well - I'll just go and do it and be done with it. Next time my DH volunteers my services, I won't be afraid to say No Thank You and Good Luck.

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FLORIDAGHOST
8/15/2011 7:07:50 AM

Thanks for your comment to my blog, I Did It! I was so excited over a small thing, but I have been struggling with it for four years. I really appreciate the encouragement as I still can't believe I am still working on it for four years. Before SP, I was lucky if I could commit to a diet for four hours. But then I've learned, it isn't a diet, it's a lifestyle and it needed to be changed and that's what I'm doing so much more than a diet.

Thank you.
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POLARBEARSCAT
8/14/2011 9:14:42 AM

I love what you wrote on the "Help.......can't stay on track!!!!" thread! Lots of good thoughts that I am saving for the next time I'm beating myself up for giving in (once again) to temptation. I saved it to "My favorites" -- thanks for sharing! emoticon



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FLORIDAGHOST
8/8/2011 12:12:07 PM

Hi and Welcome to SP and SparkFlorida - the Official Team!

I added you as a friend. I wish you sparkling success in reaching all your dreams and goals, health, wealth, and happiness.

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