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A little bit of this and that.

Monday, October 21, 2013

The past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster, but I am a survivor so I am doing just fine. Had quite a few days of not tracking anything....of not keeping in touch with YOU my spark friends. I know you all understand, but I want you all to know without your on going support with comments and goodies my days would have been much more bleak. I did check in everyday, but at the end of the day I was just emotionally drained. I am getting back to some "me" time and getting ready for what will be coming.

On a lighter side. It is getting colder here and I am loving it. I like oven meals and pots of chili and soups. Today we (DH and I) went to a favorite soup restaurant for lunch. It's a small place but everything is organic and home made. I had a cup of "pizza soup" (tomato bisque with added veggies) while DH stayed with the old stand by chicken noodle soup. They serve their soups with a roll. And I have to say their whole wheat rolls are the best.

I was playing with the new "Start" page and I kind of like it. I especially like the area where you can put in your personal goals and accomplishments. A good reminder of where I was and where I will be going from here.

Laurie is doing good. Her boys went back to Arizona today to continue their education.
She is looking into any and all of her options for the next step in fighting this cancer.
So proud of her and her determination to beat this. A friend of hers is getting a fund raiser together to raise money for the family....she is not getting paid for her leave of absence. I will be working on this probably making up some gift baskets to raffle off.
I have a few ideas, but if you have any I sure would like to hear from you.

Than Halloween is just around the corner....or should I say "trick or treating"....haven't brought any goodies into the house as of yet.....both DH and I think it just would be too tempting to snack on them.

Well thanks for stopping by. I had a good day and I hope YOU did too. ((HUGS))

  
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ESYLVANTUTOR207 10/24/2013 10:32PM

    Hi Barb....so glad that the news about Laurie has been positive so far. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. Don't ever apologize about not being around Spark. We all go through those tough times where we can just manage to get through a day. There is often no energy left for anything else. I've been there so I certainly understand. You will get back to your "spark" routine when you can...don't worry.

I am also starting to get used to the new Spark page. It is slowly growing on me. As you know, I also bought the Spark Activity Tracker and I LOVE IT! So far it has been keeping me more motivated to get in my exercise, so that's certainly positive. Hope you have a more relaxing week and can find that "me" time that is so important. Thinking of you, my dear friend. ((HUGS))

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IAMAGEMLOVER 10/23/2013 2:34PM

    Barb I am so glad to hear that Laura is doing research and not just sitting back and letting her Dr.'s decide. It is an emotional and financial strain on a family. Christmas is coming up, I am sure lovely gift baskets or Christmas decorations will sell great. My Mom crochets scrubbies and is making a killing on them. My niece sells them at work for her. Have a great week. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYM48 10/22/2013 7:35PM

    Hi Barb
So nice to hear that you are doing well and things are looking up for all of you.
I know how much the support here means to us so I am glad that everyone sent you well wishes and kept you in their thoughts and prayers. This place is absolutely priceless, the support is endless!
I was down on the treadmill running when I realized I hadn't stopped by yet today, it has been so busy at work and last night I was just so exhausted when I got home, didn't even walk after work, got almost 10,000 steps in just at work.
I am so excited to be leaving in just 3 more days for 18 days of vacation in Greece and Italy. I just wait!
I have to be honest and say I am a little worried about what and how much we will be eating but I think that with lots of walking and I hear there is a lot of that, I should be able to keep it under control. My goal will be not to gain any weight, but if it is 5lb, I can live with that, after all, I am not going to Europe every day!
I have continued to pray for all of you each day and I am thinking about you and hoping everything turns out good.
Take good care of yourself and enjoy these cool days.
Hugs!!!!!

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KANOE10 10/22/2013 9:00AM

    Glad your daughter is doing better. Fundraising spaghetti dinners through a church can be helpful Take care, Spark Friend. I like the new Spark Page also.

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SPARKLED146 10/22/2013 7:18AM

    It's good that you're able to find some time for yourself. Hang in there! emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/21/2013 11:31PM

    You could make small tied blankets out of fleece
if you are into sewing. Some ladies bake cookies,
bars, pies or cakes and sell those. I guess it
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to this and how long ahead of time you have to
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CIROHIO 10/21/2013 11:24PM

    emoticon Barb! So glad that Laura is doing better, will keep you all in my continuing prayers. I am trying out a new Black bean turkey chili recipe tomorrow. Yummy to my tummy. You do need some r and r time for yourself, glad that you are getting a little bit of that. It was a very crazy stressful day here today, and I found myself really wanting to have a binge or 2, but instead I took out my stress on the pavement and went for a few short walks to curb that wanting to binge need. yah for me. Take care my friend with many, many hugs Cathe
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KATHRYNLP 10/21/2013 10:25PM

    I'm glad to hear that you're spirits are up, Barb... and that Laurie's doing better too.
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MILLISMA 10/21/2013 10:14PM

    Hi Barb. Glad to hear from you and nice that you and DH got to go out. Mom always said life wasn't easy and to just roll with it. One of my favorite shirts has an adorable angel with head down and big eyes looking up and she's saying "Lord, it's me again".

Keeping Laurie in my prayers. Wish there was something I could do to help. What type of fund raiser will be held? Have you considered making up pet baskets? One for cats and another for dogs? I just went to one where they had these and people loved them.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/21/2013 9:59PM

    I'm enjoying the cooler temps too and am ready for soup - especially chicken soup. LOL.

I am sending prayers for Laurie. emoticon

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KATHYJO56 10/21/2013 8:26PM

    Hi Barb, I am happy to hear from you. Life is a roller coaster and it seems that you are hanging on and taking the ride as it comes. I will continue to pray for your niece. Take a little time to enjoy the Fall season. emoticon

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GRANPATTIE 10/21/2013 8:22PM

    Life certainly is full of ups and downs. So, as long as you like roller coasters, you do fine. You seem to handle it well. I'm really glad for that.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/21/2013 8:21PM

    I am not sure of Pick 'n' Slave does fundraising shop-and-shares, but I would be worthwhile to check into (they would hand out shop and share slips to customers. If they shop on a (designate a day) $$$$ would be donated to the fund.

A bake sale is another idea that comes to mind, especially with the holidays coming up. Another idea that comes to mind is a recipe swap -- buy a ticket to attend and al attendees could swap recipes.

Just some ideas off the top of my head.

I am so glad you're feeling a bit better. It has been a really tough time for you. Remembering you and your family in prayer. HUGS!

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JUSTA123 10/21/2013 8:13PM

    Glad you were able to find some me time, emoticon

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MAUITN 10/21/2013 7:29PM

    I totally understand the emotional stress and physical exhaustion of what you are going through. Glad things are looking up for Laurie.

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It's been a long day, but outcome good.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Just got home from the hospital. Laurie's surgery which was rescheduled from Sunday to today went better than expected. Because of an emergency her 2 o'clock surgery didn't get started until 5:30. Once it got started it went very well. The doctor said with confidence that they got 99% of the disease. He never uses 100% because you just don't know....but he is looking at a good recovery. They took out everything they said they would including a small section of her small intestine, which they sewed back together right away. Originally they thought it would be a temporary "bag" that would be needed, but that didn't happen. Originally they were going to put a portal going directly into her abdomen for an aggressive chemo treatment....that didn't happen either. She still will have some follow up chemo. They also removed her ovaries and tubes, which they knew they would be doing. So all in all the outcome is very good.
Thank you for all your prayers and ongoing support. The power of prayer is truly miraculous. We still have a ways to go, but with our support system in place we know we will get through this. I will rest a little bit easier tonight. Good night! ((HUGS))

  
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ACIMPEGGY 10/21/2013 5:49PM

    And you do need your rest!

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LINDAM.1 10/17/2013 11:28PM

  Putting up food chat is mostly how is Lorie? Glad emoticon were felt . Think of all the teams of people who prayed with you and kept on. emoticon

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ESYLVANTUTOR207 10/16/2013 11:41PM

    So good to hear this positive news, Barb. I strongly believe in the power of prayer so I will continue to pray for her speedy recovery . Rest well, my friend and know that you and Laurie will continue to be in my thoughts each and every day. ((HUGS))
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IAMAGEMLOVER 10/16/2013 10:14PM

    I am so glad to hear that it went better than expected. They always say prepare for the worst and pray for the best. Continuing to say prayers and sending hugs. Get some rest. You have to take care of yourself to be there for her.

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HOLLYM48 10/16/2013 2:27PM

    Oh, so happy to hear this Barb! I was thinking of all of you yesterday and hoping everything went well! Keep on praying and we will too!
Hugs!

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MILLISMA 10/16/2013 9:59AM

    So glad to hear that things went well and sounding so positive. Prayers are still coming.
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MAUITN 10/16/2013 9:43AM

    Good news! emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 10/16/2013 9:12AM

    Glad to hear things went well! Best wishes for a great recovery! emoticon

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PEANUTSDOG17 10/16/2013 8:46AM

  I'm glad to hear the wonderful news! emoticon


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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/16/2013 8:41AM

    I'm glad things were better than expected. I sent another prayer for her.

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KANOE10 10/16/2013 8:31AM

    I am glad the surgery went well. I am keeping your family in my prayers.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/16/2013 8:00AM

    Wonderful, wonderful news. Now onto the recuperation and prayers that it is totally uneventful. HUGS and prayers.

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RASPBERRY56 10/16/2013 5:36AM

    Glad to hear things went well! Best wishes for a great recovery for Laurie!

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    Yay! Great news! emoticon emoticon

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GRANPATTIE 10/16/2013 12:37AM

    So happy for the good outcome. God is good!

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RORYLYONS 10/16/2013 12:36AM

    Our God is a mighty God! PTL! emoticon emoticon

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KATHYJO56 10/16/2013 12:25AM

    Barb, That is wonderful news! I have said a prayer of thanksgiving. emoticon

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GABIBEAR 10/16/2013 12:05AM

    I'm so happy to hear the good news Barb! All thanks to our Father for hearing our collective prayers! How wonderful!

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PURPLEBIRD63 10/15/2013 11:59PM

    God is Good!
Very happy for all of you!

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We need prayers and positive vibes.

Friday, October 04, 2013

As some of you know my niece was diagnosed with cancer (found when having her gall bladder removed). Originally we were told it was a non aggressive slow growing type of cancer, but there are numerous tumors. Because this is a "rare" type of cancer the doctors here sent her test results to John Hopkins for a consult. They apparently have dealt with this type of cancer. Yesterday we found out that although this type of cancer is "rare" it has been classified as an aggressive ovarian related cancer. Her ovaries show no sign of disease.
On October 13th she will go in for extensive surgery to remove what they can of the cancer, followed by a very aggressive chemo plan.
Needless to say, we are still working through this news and coping as well as we can.
We could use all the prayers, good thoughts and strong positive vibes you can muster up. I personally need to stay strong not only for my niece but my BFF is her Mom.
My BFF and I have been friends for 40+ years and have "survivor" blood running through our veins. Not for any medical reasons, but for the lemons life has thrown at us over the years. Right now I will admit that I am feeling helpless. But I will turn to my faith and the medical advances made over the years.
Thanks for stopping by (and letting me vent a bit)
Hope everyone has a good, healthy, happy weekend. Don't forget to hug the ones you love....((HUGS))

  
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ACIMPEGGY 10/21/2013 5:48PM

    Had to read this to catch up on what was happening.

We are all praying. Sometimes it's hard to be positive, but try to trust in all the guidance we have...from each other, our medical teams and our higher power.

Love!

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MSLADYBUG3 10/17/2013 8:57PM

    Prayers coming your way and thank God for showing up to give you all a wonderful miracle, will continue to pray.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/7/2013 5:23PM

    I am sending prayers for her for a complete, speedy recovery. And for your entire family to support her during this difficult time.

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PURPLEBIRD63 10/6/2013 5:36PM

    So sorry to hear of this awful news...
But so happy to hear you have faith!
I will add your family to my prayers!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 10/6/2013 12:18PM

    Barb. I am behind in my emails and just got this. I am sorry. Of course you have my prayers and healing vibes coming your way. I will keep your niece and her Mom and family in my prayers. God was really watching out for her by having her gallbladder removed. It was diagnosed. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSFITOKSANA 10/6/2013 9:43AM

    Prayers are going up! God Keep your niece in his Arms! and heal her!

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GABIBEAR 10/6/2013 12:51AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your niece. She will still be in my prayers and I pray that God watches over her and blesses her. My thoughts and prayers are with you Barb! I am always grateful for my loved ones and hug them often, but it is always good to keep reminding us!

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GOOZLEBEAR 10/5/2013 3:45PM

    Hugs and prayers for your friend and her daughter. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/5/2013 11:35AM

    Sweetie, know I am sending prayers and positive vibes your way. I am sure Lori has that "survivor blood" in her too, so here's to that being activated. **SIGH**
Words cannot express how sorry I am about this happening.

Hugs, many prayers, and absolutely -- come here to update, vent, whatever you need!

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FELINA 10/5/2013 11:00AM

    Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way. I will keep her in my prayers.
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OLDERDANDRT 10/5/2013 10:59AM

    emoticon & healing vibes to your niece and strength and comfort to you and your BFF and the family! (((HUGS)))

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KATHRYNLP 10/5/2013 8:35AM

    My daughter's recovering from a rare and very aggressive kind of breast cancer, after a year and a half of a super-chemo routine. Her hair is back, and she's looking and so far feeling great. I'm hoping your niece will stay positive and face her cancer with determination. emoticon emoticon

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EFFIEANNIE 10/5/2013 8:01AM

    So sorry to hear this news. Just keep positive. They have made lots of progress in treating aggressive cancers. Prayer helps. I will keep you and yours in my prayers.

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KELLIEBEAN 10/5/2013 7:05AM

    I'm so very sorry! I will be thinking about and praying for all of you!

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KATHYJO56 10/5/2013 12:37AM

    Barb, I am so sorry to hear this. I hope you post something about this on our Angels Team. I will be praying for your niece and looking for updates from you. Hang in there my friend. emoticon

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ESYLVANTUTOR207 10/4/2013 11:33PM

    So sorry to hear this news, Barb. Sometimes life just keeps giving us so many troubles to deal with and it is so hard to remain positive. But your faith in God will sustain you through these difficult times. So many advances have been made with cancer treatment and hopefully your niece will be among the growing number of patients who will beat it. Of course I will keep your niece, your BFF and you in my prayers each night. Think positive and believe that God will see all of you through this and pray that the outcome will be a good one. I am here for you, my friend..Thinking of you and sending you a great big hug.
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MAUITN 10/4/2013 11:32PM

    Barb, I am so sorry to hear of your niece's diagnosis. I add my prayers that she be healed and for strength for her and the family and doctors who are caring for her. Keep us informed.

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SHARON10002 10/4/2013 11:22PM

    Barb, I am so very sorry to read your news about your niece. I have prayed for a healing miracle, and am sending lots of loving healing vibes to her and her family, and you, Stay strong and believe in God's love.

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MSLZZY 10/4/2013 11:19PM

    Keeping your niece and the whole family in my prayers. May God be with you all. HUGS!

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GRANPATTIE 10/4/2013 11:05PM

    My prayers are with you all, and here's a hug emoticon ...hope you can feel it.

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PEZMOM1 10/4/2013 10:55PM

    emoticon and prayers for all.

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JACKIE542 10/4/2013 10:37PM

    So sorry about this terrible news, for sure I will send many prayers for your niece and for you and for your friend to pull you through this. We are here for you Barb. emoticon

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MILLISMA 10/4/2013 10:26PM

    Barb, I don't know what to say but wish I could help. I will keep your niece and your family in my prayers. Stay strong in your faith and believe in miracles. A dear friend of my son's is going through a difficult time with cancer and she just received some hopeful news. Praying that the same happens for you niece.

extra hugs and lots of prayers.....Mary Anne

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ANGELFMABV 10/4/2013 10:20PM

    Oh, Barb. I am so very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Keep the faith, love and hope.
Dear God,
Barb and her BFF have received some terrible news about one your children. I am asking that you guide the doctors, nurses and medical staff in finding the right protocol, all the cancer and help this girl beat this evil disease. Comfort all friends and family and most of all Barbs niece. Give them all the love, hope and strength they will need to beat this and get through this, that I know only you have to give.
In Jesus name I pray,

Amen

Love and huge hugs,

Penny
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HOLLYM48 10/4/2013 9:21PM

    I am so sorry to hear that this is more aggressive then they thought.
I am sending you lots of hugs and saying prayers for all of you to fight thru this battle. Life is a rocky road sometimes and we do have to appreciate the ones we love every single day as we never know what tomorrow will bring. Stay strong and keep the faith that everything will be alright.
I will say extra prayers for your niece and you are in my thoughts and prayers as well.
Know that many many people will be thinking about you and praying for your family.
Take good care of yourself during all of this.
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UMBILICAL 10/4/2013 9:17PM

  Prayers for her and you.

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Gave myself "permission".....

Monday, September 30, 2013

On this journey I have used "everything is moderation" as a way of thinking - it works for me. Yesterday I gave myself permission to think out of that box.
I planned (tracked) for a high calorie day - right at the top of my maintenance range.
Had a taste for a pumpkin square so I took a ride to what used to be my favorite bakery. They didn't have the pumpkin squares so I settled for a cinnamon roll with frosting and nuts on top. As my mid morning snack I cut the said roll in half and enjoyed every bite. Went on with my "rest" day and later in the evening I figured I already tracked the roll so why not finish it. So, I did - the second half just wasn't as delightful as the first.
I'm thinking my "everything in moderation" thoughts kicked in (after I ate the second half)..LOL I have no regrets about the "permission" type of day, but I do know it will be along time before I might try it again. My mind and body are just so in tune with a healthier eating (and moderation) way of eating.....so I guess thinking out of the box should be taken lightly and with healthier food picks.
Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday. ((HUGS))

  
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GABIBEAR 10/1/2013 11:00PM

    Good for you Barb!!! Great lesson learned! Isn't it wonderful how your mind and body are more in tune now? I look forward to the time when I can say I am on maintenance now!!! Soon, soon..... emoticon

Happy October!!!

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EFFIEANNIE 10/1/2013 9:27AM

    Makes sense to me. I think you are doing a terrific job on the maintenance.

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IGNITEME101 10/1/2013 1:11AM

    I'm stiff 'afraid' of some foods~ maybe the day will come, but not yet, for me!
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Some can and others can't.

I so hope I'm not one of these that won't be able to partake of that particular food!
Glad u enjoyed the first half!

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MSLZZY 9/30/2013 11:29PM

    You did well by planning ahead. WTG!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/30/2013 8:47PM

    Just shows you how much you've grown in your tastes and choices. Good job. HUGS

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HOLLYM48 9/30/2013 7:32PM

    I am so with you Barb! I certainly have days that I know I am going to go out and have something that I am going to enjoy and I am going to love every single minute of it knowing that it is a very rare treat. I think this is a very healthy way to look at things that are so high in calories, knowing that they are a very rare treat but still be able to enjoy them without having to much guilt. After all, this is life and I want to continue to enjoy it but I certainly look at everything differently. As in, how hungry am I? What do I really want to eat? Will it be worth it and if it is, then I say let's go for it.
You are doing awesome and we will continue down this dedicated path!
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ANGELFMABV 9/30/2013 6:41PM

    Nice job! You are rocking the lifestyle!

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OLDERDANDRT 9/30/2013 6:22PM

    Isn't it funny when we give ourselves permission to splurge on a goodie from our past and it's just not all that any more??? I've had that happen quite a few times! Way to go enjoying that roll (at least half of it) and learning how the first half really was enough to satisfy! Here's to learning (or realizing) something new each day!! (((HUGS)))

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/30/2013 2:42PM

    I have lost the taste for doughnuts and cinnamon rolls. They gag me now. LOL.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/30/2013 1:43PM

    Heck Barb, everything in moderation is all about those tasty not good for you treats. I am going to have one around Halloween. I still haven't tried the Cake Boss cupcakes that they are selling in the stores now. To tell you the truth after trying the Magnum bars(thanks Mom) and getting hooked, I was kind of afraid. I will have one for a treat. You have to buy six, that is another reason, but I will take them to my Mom's and share. They think I am being generous. emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 9/30/2013 12:57PM

    Glad you enjoyed a real treat, and gave yourself permission to not feel guilty about it. I just hope it didn't come in Pandora's Box. emoticon emoticon

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PURPLEBIRD63 9/30/2013 12:46PM

    So true... "food for thought"... :-)

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GRANPATTIE 9/30/2013 12:12PM

    What a great thing to discover...your original idea was the best one! Even your splurges have their own degree of moderation. I guess it's a further example of why you're doing so well around here. You've learned so much along the way and have spread that knowledge around to us. You're super.

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ESYLVANTUTOR207 9/30/2013 11:39AM

    Wow, Barb..that is great! I love how your mind is changing along with your body. So it sounds like that first half was awesome and enjoyable , but not the second half. Your body is so used to "moderation" that it just didn't seem to feel right when you ate the second half of that cinnamon roll. Amazing and I loved reading this!I hope to get to that point too someday. Your journey continues to give me hope...Keep going...I love reading about your successes as you navigate maintenance. ((HUGS))
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MAUITN 9/30/2013 11:37AM

    Good post. Good lesson.

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NSV? - "taste buds" again :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I'm trying to keep my mind busy today so here goes another "taste buds" changing since SP.

I really like popcorn as a snack. I used to eat a big bowl of buttered popcorn without any thought what so ever. Than I made popcorn eating a "mindful" eating experience. I made a smaller bowl of those kernels and ate one at a time. I also liked "trio" popcorn (plain, cheese and carmel mixed together). I found a place that bagged this heavenly concoction in single servings, so before our vacation I picked up a few bags just in case I needed a crunchy snack. Went on the trip with 5 bags, came home with 4. Since than ate one more (took 2 days). Somehow this is no longer appealing. Who would have thought this was possible? Not me.....

Over the weekend (because of fall like weather) I decided to bake. Now, I am not a baker. The Pillsbury dough boy and I have been friends for years. I came across a red velvet bundt cake mix and because DH and I really like red velvet cake, I decided to give it a try. Smelled yummy, looked like a picture perfect bundt cake. We both tried a small piece. Neither of us were impressed and probably wouldn't be eating any more. Here's my sweet eating, meat and potato man saying no to more cake. I think my new healthier eating habits are rubbing off on him. LOL. I have never been a picky eater, especially when it came to sweets, but now I can say if it's not exceptional I won't be eating it.

Thanks for stopping by - Hugs to all!

  
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EFFIEANNIE 9/19/2013 11:45AM

    Amazing how we can re-teach ourselves things like that. I still struggle sometimes. I also like the triple popcorn. I must admit it hasn't been too awfully long ago that I ate (overate) some of it. Good for you.

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KANOE10 9/18/2013 7:54AM

    Yes..if it is not exceptional don't eat it. That is great how your tastes have changed.

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JCRAFT6 9/18/2013 7:07AM

    That is great. It is good your DH is changing too.

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JUSTA123 9/17/2013 10:41PM

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CIROHIO 9/17/2013 9:42PM

    emoticon great NSV!!!! emoticon

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ZIGGY122 9/17/2013 8:21PM

    emoticon popcorn is my treat of choice right now.

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ANGELFMABV 9/17/2013 8:00PM

    Oh you are pretty darn good. I am not so sure I could pass on the popcorn. I eat mine air popped with no added so if I overdo it I won't kill myself in calories!

Way to go!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/17/2013 5:41PM

    emoticon That has happened with Hershey kisses, M&M's Mt. Dew, even Lindt truffles. I just wish it would happen with Magnum ice cream bars.

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PURPLEBIRD63 9/17/2013 3:44PM

    I can't wait for that to start happening with me!
Congrats to you on your accomplishment!!


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KATHYJO56 9/17/2013 3:27PM

    It's just amazing how that works. I would say that you definitely had a NSV! You are an awesome person. emoticon

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JAVAGAL47 9/17/2013 3:15PM

    Oh, I can almost smell the popcorn! I used to add butter to the already buttered corn. I am doing better. My downfall is mocha javas, hence my username. I can truthfully say I have said "no, let's not get it today". It was a usual stop when we went to the pet store, as there was a little booth in the parking lot where they sold the yummiest mocahs. We do take some days off our carefully planned meals and have a treat, but I am glad that I have been able to ovoid stopping on EVERY cheat day.
I am proud of all of you who are changing your desires for sweets. Hugs, Betty emoticon not sure what this is but looks like it might be a mocha. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/17/2013 3:02PM

    DEFINITELY a NSV! Woot! HUGS

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/17/2013 2:24PM

    My tastes have changed as well. Some things are just not worth the carbs and calories. I pass on all kinds of things I would have eaten years ago.

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HOLLYM48 9/17/2013 2:09PM

    That is awesome Barb!
I have to agree 100% that if I am going to eat it, it better be worth every single calorie that I am going to consume!
It is always such a great thing when you realize that your new lifestyle really is working and you don't crave certain things and they can sit in the cupboard for weeks!
Keep up the great work. You are doing excellent!
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ESYLVANTUTOR207 9/17/2013 1:03PM

    Love this NSV, Barb. I hear you....If it's not delicious and to die for, I won't eat it either right now....just not worth it. I'm not perfect, but I am moving in the right direction. Great that you now feel this way about that popcorn and the red velvet cake....good that hubby is also following in your footsteps...Don't you just love those NSV'S....I do too. Have a great day, my friend. ((HUGS))
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OLDERDANDRT 9/17/2013 12:39PM

    Kudos!!! Isn't it wonderful the great changes we go through with the Spark experience!! And it sneaks in when we are unaware! That's the best part! You don't even have to tear yourself away from some stuff and agonize about missing it. It's automatic!! Yay!!! Congrats on your healthy changes!! Way to go!! (and your DH, too! how great he got caught in the fall-out!) Hope you are having a super fabulous day!! (((HUGS)))

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GRANPATTIE 9/17/2013 11:32AM

    Good for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I need to work on that. The bad thing for me is that I was never one who had a huge sweet tooth. Now, when I need it the least, that tooth has GROWN a LOT. I just don't bring it into the house....much. Just a little once in a while. I'm working on it.

You, on the other hand, are doing such a great job, it's no wonder you're a GOAL GIRL!!!!!!

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FELINA 9/17/2013 11:21AM

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I can relate ! I challenged myself to stop eating junk food, with the goal of being able to control my junk food habit. I started July 29 and am still at it. In the past couple of weeks I gave myself the OK to eat some junk if I really wanted it. I've had junk food twice in the past week - pizza once and a couple of donuts another time. I really didn't enjoy either. Seems like my junk food tooth has dulled.

A bonus I've noticed is that my taste buds seem more sensitive, flavors jump out at me like they didn't before, making me really enjoy the healthy foods more than ever.

I'm with you ! If something doesn't taste great I'm not eating it either !
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MILLISMA 9/17/2013 11:18AM

    Popcorn has always been my snack of choice but I eat it plain - crazy right! I still haven't lost my "taste" for a number of things but, like you, have found that certain things just don't impress me anymore so why eat them. Now, as for coffee ice cream emoticon That's why I only buy it on rare occasions.

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SAINTBERNARD6 9/17/2013 11:05AM

    emoticon emoticon to both you and your husband

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MSLZZY 9/17/2013 10:42AM

    When it doesn't taste as good anymore,
just walk away. You have been doing
something right. HUGS!

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KATHRYNLP 9/17/2013 10:21AM

    Mmmmmmmm.... slipper-slope here! emoticon

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