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Up early on a Saturday

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I love saturdays. When I was a kid I'd sleep late, then get up, eat a bowl of sugary cereal, watch cartoons, do my chores, then run outside where I stayed most of the day. Aaaah...freedom.

Now my Saturdays are spent enjoying the family. No rushing off to school or doing homework. I can be as lazy as I want or as active. But the one thing I wish i could do is sleep until 11:00. The latest I ever sleep is to 7:30. Most of the time I'm awake by 5am. No matter how hard I try, I just can't go back to sleep. I guess my internal clock is permanently set. Oh well at least I can be up blogging to my SP family.


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KILA1228 3/27/2010 12:17PM

    Sounds great, spending time with the family! I'm still going to school, it's hard spending time wih the family with homework to do! Enjoy it!

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MITECU 3/27/2010 8:11AM

    Waking up early gives me a quiet time to spend in prayer and devotion with my Heavenly Father.

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JUGE300000 3/27/2010 8:08AM


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CARILOUIE 3/27/2010 7:47AM

    I can't sleep in very late, either. But I love using this time to Spark, too!

Enjoy your weekend!

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ROX525 3/27/2010 7:36AM

    I am there with you. I cannot sleep past 6 a.m. Saturday is my favorite day of the week also. Have a great weekend!

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I ate this not that

Friday, March 26, 2010

Yahoo it's Friday.

Yesterday I was craving an old favorite...a McDonald's Fish Meal, soda included. I was picturing myself going in, ordering, and sitting down and enjoying every bite of it. Then I would go and do some extra exercise to compensate for the over-indulgence. I decided to go on the nutrition tracker and program it into my daily food count...I would make it fit I told myself. I'd cut back on something else so that I'd stay within my points. But earlier this week I promised myself I'd eat at least three veggies everyday this week if I ate the meal, I wouldn't be able to eat all the fruits and veggies and milk in without going over. Also, if I broke this promise it might lead to destruction. I had every intention on getting that meal but, SP thoughts, kept creeping into my head. The articles I'd read, all the hard work I'd done this month, the support, and all the success stories of Sparkers kept flashing through my mind.

I made it through the day without even giving a thought to those golden arches when I passed them. Instead I made my own version of fish filet, no tarter, bread, or soda and it only cost me 230 calories. I even got in the three veggies.

I'm not saying I'll never have a MD's fish meal, but for me to have avoided it is something I wouldn't have done before my Sp journey.


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KMRICH 3/27/2010 7:06PM

  That is AWESOME!! Keep up the good work!

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SPIDER16 3/27/2010 6:17AM

    emoticonon your great sounds like you made a tasty alternative too

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ELIZSIG 3/26/2010 9:12PM

    I took my husband to Wendy's yesterday and he had the mandarin chicken salad. I knew from past experience that the dressing and toppings were the killers on that salad and warned him. I was paying so much attention to his, I forgot about my own and was DISGUSTED to see how many calories the BLT salad had in it! NEVER AGAIN! It bombed my whole day. I was so disappointed in myself.

I know what you mean about the food and wanting that trip out. Sometimes, if I know I've been particularly good I will have a small bag of fries and a diet coke. My little treat to myself.

I hope you have a great weekend. Hopefully our weather will warm up soon. We had snow, hail, freezing rain, rain, sleet and sun today. What a STRANGE day!

Keep up all the good work!
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NANCY1BE 3/26/2010 10:55AM

    way to go!!! emoticon

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POCHIX 3/26/2010 10:07AM

    Awesome! emoticon

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KLUVSTFORMERS 3/26/2010 9:49AM

    YEAHHHHHHHH...i am soo proud of you emoticon

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TGROOMS1 3/26/2010 8:02AM

    Way to go. That is the key, one step at a time. You Rock!!!

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KAMILLA1 3/26/2010 7:58AM

  emoticon emoticon Once we start giving into those tempatation it make it so easy to fall of the wagon, so I'm glad you were able to fight it.

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CHEVY92 3/26/2010 7:24AM

    Great Job on staying on track!

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Going Walking

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I am on my out to walk ....I think I'll walk the mall today. I always see a lot of interesting people there. Especially the women who walk in their group with the baby carriages. They even line the carriages up and do a whole aerobic routine. It makes me laugh.

Have a Great Thursday. emoticon

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LOLOKIRK 3/25/2010 6:18PM

    Walk the pounds away. I like to walk. I take the time to just think. Walking is like meditation for me. I hope you enjoyed your walk.

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TIME4ME-CHERYL 3/25/2010 2:05PM

    I hope you had an enjoyable walk today! emoticon

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MOCACHOC 3/25/2010 8:33AM

    I think it's wonderful that you walked. At least you did. I intended to walk yesterday, but I got in the bed.


Peace and Love

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Grateful for SP motivation

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thanks to everyone for their kind words on my sleepless night. I slept pretty good last night.

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LOLOKIRK 3/24/2010 7:15PM

    Glad you were able to get some rest. I will see u posting around the Spark.

Type 2 ya later. emoticon

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Can't Sleep

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I woke up this morning at 3:00. For some reason I couldn't sleep. I already don't get enough sleep because I have back problems that keep me tossing and turning all night. Sometimes I wake up and can't go back to sleep, my mind starts thinking about all the things I could, should, want, or don't want to do. So usually I just turn on the TV until I fall back to sleep. Today I'm on SP tracking points. It wouldn't be so bad if I could just take a nap somewhere in the day, but that never happens because If I try to nap my mind starts playing over every thing I should be doing instead of lying down. It's terrible.


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DESTINYB2 3/24/2010 7:53AM

    Hang in there I hope you can get some rest tonight. No emotional eating. This happens when our thoughts wonder and we can't sleep. Sip on some hot or cold liquids. Stay strong and many blessings.

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LOLOKIRK 3/23/2010 11:16PM

    You are fit to be tied. I hope you do get some sleep today. Sorry your back is paining you.

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MISSBOMB 3/23/2010 8:15AM

  I am sorry to hear you cant sleep. When I can`t sleep, I look at TV too. One night, I was flipping thru the channels and saw something scarey,that made it worst.

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TGROOMS1 3/23/2010 8:02AM

    I am sorry to hear that.

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RUTHANN05 3/23/2010 5:56AM


I am up early today also. The rain work me up at 1am, 2 got up and went to the Bathroom. Now getting my posting done by 3am. The trains blow their whistle and I think I may start a new book. Maybe that will put me to sleep.

Better luck tomorrow night....

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