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Are you lonesome tonight?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The un-pretty truth for some of us is... we get lonely.
My aunt is visiting my mom, so she doesn't really need me. She's having a blast.
My brother's fiance is visiting him and so he's a bit preoccupied (we expect no less)
My older kids are at the dad's house.
My 6 year old is here... but still

I am lonely.
I hate to even speak it out loud, but...
I am lonely.

We get lonely but we don't have to eat... right?

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FIERCE_FABULOUS 2/11/2010 5:27PM

    TELL me about it!! I have two kids and I am babysitting another, but I am very lonely right now, and pretty much bored out of m y mind. Where is an adult to talk to when you need one?? You know, instead of speaking baby 24/7!!!!! And actually have an intellectual or even stupid nonsense conversation?!?!?!? So what have I been doing?? SNACKING... and SNACKING... and SNACKING!!!! My snacking has turned into dinner! SHEESH!!! This is the first time in 5 weeks since I've started SP that I have gone so overboard with the snacking, Im feeling really irritable today, and TOM shouldve been here by now and now... all I do is wait!! And pray... emoticon

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My trainer is back and there's gonna be trouble

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A very dear friend of mine was a personal trainer. He moved away but has just moved back. He's gonna kick my derriere when he see's what the last 5 years look like on me.

The good news:
Great and expert workout buddy who knows all my excuses and won't put up with them.

The bad news:
He knows all my excuses and won't put up with them. (wink)

Drats and WooHoo.

I'm thankful for:
A loving friend to help motivate and keep me going on the hard days.

PS Anyone going to a gym in South Arlington, Texas


Anger and PopTarts (maybe it's PMS)

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

So I did the thing about telling my family about my goals when I started with great responses from the kids. I cleaned the pantry of the "bad stuff". I filled the house with easy, healthy food. I said to my housemate, "You are getting fatter and so am I and I need you "on board" for me to succeed. Please don't bring unhealthy food into my house!"

The past few weeks, the kids and everyone loved the healthy food and the fact that I'm cooking so much. They don't even notice that I'm cooking healthy because it tastes so good.

For Superbowl I found healthy versions of almost everything with huge success. Go Saints!!!

This morning I went to the kitchen to find a JUMBO box of pop-tarts. So I crushed them to crumbs and poured water on them to destroy them. It was kinda crazy, but I have switched the kids to the fiber one pop-tarts (Friday is poptart day). My 6 year old said "Mom, I like healthy Poptarts".

To have the "bad" ones in the house felt like I was being undermined by the housemate.

I cleaned out the pantry and the freezer when I started spark, but I can't tell you how good it felt destroying those pop-tarts. A little crazy maybe, but boy it felt good to get my anger out on the pop-tarts.

PS No one was watching ...
PSS Except the Lord was watching, and I bet He chuckled a little

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YESENIA185 2/11/2010 5:46PM

    Good work Amber! We will not be defeated by Pop Tarts!

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BACK2TERI 2/9/2010 9:44PM

    It must be in the air. My Dad brought in strawberry frosted pop tarts the other day. emoticon

I don't think he understands the words that are coming out of my mouth. Maybe it's his sugar delirium from the bag of reese's peanut butter cups he just ate. Doesn't it just want to make you yell....

Great job on destroying it!

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STORMMIEONE 2/9/2010 9:32AM

I got a good chuckle this morning on how you destroyed the poptarts. Keep up the good work!

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Women over 40... NOT Andy Rooney

Thursday, February 04, 2010

This was an email that was said to be on 60 Minute by Andy Rooney
That isn't true

It's still kinda cool

As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few
reasons why:

A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask,
'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over
40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about
it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more
interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming
match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of
course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think
they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often
undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get
psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over
40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than
her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll
tell you right off you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don't
ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40
for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every
stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy
relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old
waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for
free?', here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against
marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig
just to get a little sausage!


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ITSTIMECM 2/4/2010 12:29PM

    emoticonOh, ya!

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    OMG - LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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NULIFE4ME 2/4/2010 6:53AM

    PERFECT!!! This is so perfect and so true! I love being in my forties, just wish I could stay here!!! Thanks for sharing.


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Chicken nugget baby

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Well, my daughter (19) and her boyfriend came over last night for a last minute thing and I had made a super healthy casserole. The bf picked at his and everyone else loved it. He appears to be a "chicken nugget baby" so I didn't think it was about my cooking. I know it sounds like I'm being critical (which is possible) but it made me think how grateful I am.

I'm grateful that:
-19 years ago I had a pediatrician who really made a big deal about teaching kids to eat healthy.
-My kids love healthy food
-The kids drink water over soda even now
-My children are healthy
-They love sushi as much as I do (now there's some hidden calories)

Now I just need to get these extra pounds off so it looks like it runs in the family.

"Chicken nugget baby" = A teen or adult raised mostly on fast food and it shows in their weight/health/eating habits. Also, they don't like healthy food even before they taste it.

Picky eaters are often called chicken nugget babies but maybe they just really don't like something?

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ALLISONMOM 2/2/2010 10:21PM

    My daughter loves her chicken nuggets but we don't get the fast food ones too much. Also loves broccoli, blue berries. Her favorite drink is water and I usually say yes to soda because she doesn't ask for them often.

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TINKSMOM1 1/26/2010 8:21AM

    have to agree with you. my daughter is 6, and she will try to eat anything at least once, likes milk and water, and often chooses special k over sugary cereals(which i get every now and then as a treat to myself). I am often grateful for her food choices, especially when i see most of her friends eating one or two types of food-usually hotdogs and fast food. she even loves mussells and sushi too. I think in many cases, kids just arent offered different types of food at a young enough age. By the time they are older-they wont even taste some foods. I had a cousin who told her son that "he wouldnt like that" every time he asked for something different on a menu. you can bet that her son will grow up and probably raise a "picky eater"..and so it goes on... emoticon emoticon

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