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The Crave Wave

Monday, July 20, 2009

Yesterday, I rode the Crave Wave Diet Roller Coaster & I survived!

Oh I didn't have candy junk but I had donut holes! OMG

Luckily, I have my emoticons on board to tell when you done wrong, now get back up again & lets do some walking, jogging or jumping rope!
I did stay within my allotted 1600 calories cause I just plum workout way too much but I need a lot of work!
So off I go to work it out!


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SHININGTHRU126 7/20/2009 7:21PM

    I just love your blogs! Now jump some rope!

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RUTHXG 7/20/2009 6:25PM

    I hear ya! But you're doing that exercise like you should, so you'll get through this craving just fine. emoticon Does it ever annoy you that all those emoticons are white people? Literally kinda orange, but you know what I mean. So emoticon instead!

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THEBOOKBINDER 7/20/2009 11:19AM

    Get your but moving lets get rid of 'em donut holes :) Miss you Dee, we haven't talked in 4 ever.

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All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

So I go to the lake front here in Chicago occasionally but I want to rent a boat for the day with my family. Now do I know anything about boats or can I even swim? Absolutely not & I have a big fear of water that I can not stand up in emoticonbut now that I getting myself together I can be somewhat adventurous?! I am still trying to eat shrimp?! emoticon emoticon emoticon My husband is a excellent & beautiful swimmer but do I count on him to be able to save us all in event the boat sinks? emoticon emoticon Decisions - Decisions.

I just wanna be able to have some fun!


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RUTHXG 7/20/2009 6:22PM

    Oh, that sounds like SO much fun! And finally we're having some sun again--so you should definitely do this! Lifejackets aren't pretty, but even though I know how to swim I wear one when I go out in boats. It's a good precaution.

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SHININGTHRU126 7/19/2009 5:25PM

    Swimming lessons, perhaps?

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JUSTFOXXY 7/19/2009 9:40AM


That's what water wings are for! Now go put on a bikini and some water wings and make a fashion statement.

If you really want to have fun, let hubby drive the boat.

Have fun


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STEPHANIE0904 7/18/2009 8:39PM

    hmmm so your husband can swim. Can your children swim? I figure he can save at least one of you. Just kidding. I'm not a strong swimmer either. Wouldn't you have to have a life jacket on? Would that make you feel safe? I love the water. Actually, I'd rather be on the shore and maybe venture out into the water where I can stand like you said. One of friends has a boat and Kenyon keeps talking about going out on it - we'll see. What kind of boat would you rent?

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How to Think Positively

Friday, July 17, 2009

Breaking the Bad Habit of Negative Thinking
article by Jerry Lopper

Positive thinking--being optimistic and hopeful--is a habit anyone can adopt with some practice. Why might you want to do so? A positive attitude and optimistic thinking are healthy. The power of positive thinking is that hopeful, optimistic people are healthier, live longer, and report greater satisfaction with life than those who might be labeled pessimistic.

Positive Thinking and Reality
Positive thinking is not ignoring reality. Bad things happen to positive and negative people alike (though Law of Attraction advocates may disagree). The difference is that positive thinkers tend to look for the best in a situation. That doesn't mean they ignore the negative
event, just that they accept it and look for ways to make things more positive.

Positive thinkers believe that good things abound, that opportunities exist aplenty, and that the majority of people are positive and well-meaning.

Breaking the Bad Habit
If your habit until now has been to think negatively, to expect the worst in situations, and to be cynical about life in general, ask yourself if this way of thinking is bringing you happiness. If not, perhaps it's time to explore a new way of thinking--positive thinking.

As with any life change, it's critical that you are committed and ready to make the change. Changing an habitual life process is no small feat. It will take your full commitment along with the support and help of others.

Positive Thinking Suggestions
Once you've decided to think more positively, the following steps will help you re-focus your thinking. Expect some set-backs. Habitual behavior is hard to change, but it can change with effort, commitment, and practice.

1. Declare your intent to think positively. Intention is very powerful, even more so when declared publicly. But at the least, write down your intention. Get it on paper in strong, direct language. This is not the time to be tentative.

2. Tell one or two friends of your intention and ask for their support. Don't tell anyone unless they are positive and supportive themselves.
3. This positive affirmation may help you get started: I am an optimistic, hopeful, positive thinking person. I accept that bad things may happen in my life, but I look for positive opportunities in the midst of anything negative.

4. Research the literature for benefits of positive thinking. Knowing that it is good for you will help reinforce your commitment. Suggested sources:,, and the books Authentic Happiness and Learned Optimism by Dr. Martin Seligman.

5. When some negative thinking occurs, examine all the facts you know. Be clear about what is fact and what is fear, what is known and what is assumed. If you find you've jumped to a negative conclusion to the facts you know, ask yourself what other situations might fit the same facts?

6. At the end of each day, reflect on the positives of the day. What went right and why? Rather than focusing on what went wrong, focus instead on what you learned.
Become very aware of your thinking. Notice when you think positively and congratulate yourself. Also notice when you think negatively and convert your thoughts to a more positive view.

7. At the end of the day repeat this affirmation: I am an optimistic, hopeful, positive thinking person.

8. Before going to sleep, reflect upon what you're looking forward to the next day.

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Blessings emoticonDee emoticon emoticon

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MISBEHAVING 7/17/2009 11:25PM

    Thanks for sharing this information. Positive thinking is critical for success in life. I am forwarding this on to my daughter.

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STEPHANIE0904 7/17/2009 10:00PM

    ha- I've been practicing this positive thinking all week at work emoticon

Great blog - thanks for sharing

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SHININGTHRU126 7/17/2009 9:56PM

    thanks, girl! i'm gonna check out that site now!

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Do You Wanna Relax & Smile!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

If you want someone who will eat whatever you put in front of him and never say its not quite as good as his mother's

......then adopt a dog.

If you want someone always willing to go out, at any hour,
for as long and wherever you want ...

......then adopt a dog.

If you want someone who will never touch the remote, doesn't care about football, and can sit next to you as you watch romantic movies

......then adopt a dog.

If you want someone who is content to get on your bed just to
warm your feet and whom you can push off if he snores

......then adopt a dog !

If you want someone who never criticizes what you do, doesn't care if you are pretty or ugly, fat or thin, young or old, who acts as if every word you say is especially worthy of listening to, and loves you unconditionally, perpetually ..

.......then adopt a dog.

BUT, on the other hand, if you want someone who will never come when you call, ignores you totally when you come home, leaves hair all over the place, walks all over you, runs around all night and only comes home to eat and sleep, and acts as if your entire existence is solely to ensure his happiness

......then adopt a cat!

Now be honest, you thought I was gonna say... marry a man, didn't you?


........have a GREAT Day!!!

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STEPHANIE0904 7/17/2009 6:31PM

    emoticon ha - we are the funny ones aren't we emoticon

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SHININGTHRU126 7/16/2009 7:15PM

    Love it! (I knew it was a cat - love their rebellious nature.)

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DUMBELLE 7/16/2009 4:10PM

    That is hillarious!

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5 Diet Mistakes I Make? How Bout You?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

1.Skipping breakfast

Skipping meals—especially breakfast—may seem like an easy way to slash calories from your daily intake, but this thinking backfires in a big way. People who skip breakfast overeat and make poorer food choices during the rest of the day.

Fast fix: Bypass the high-fat breakfast sandwiches or doughnuts. Opt for whole-grain muffins, crackers, toast or rolls; yogurt and fresh fruit; berries on whole-grain cereal; an egg wrapped in a whole-wheat tortilla; or a fruit smoothie.

2. Cutting all carbs

Eliminating an entire food group like carbohydrates from your diet may result in eating too much meat, protein and foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Low-carb dieters often eat too few fruits, vegetables and whole grains, missing out on important antioxidants, fiber and other nutrients. Following a low-carbohydrate plan can lead to kidney stones, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, bad breath, fatigue and nausea.

Fast fix: Include healthful carbs in your diet like fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and skip the refined sugars like white breads, pastas and white rice.

3. Drinking too many liquids

Because people often mistake thirst for hunger, staying well hydrated is one way to keep overeating in check—but watch those liquid calories. If you’re downing a lot of juice, milk, soda or other beverages each day, you may be consuming far more calories than you think.

Fast fix: Water is the best option to meet your daily beverage quota. Try sparkling or flavored water or squeeze a wedge of lemon, lime or orange into your glass. Choose low-fat or nonfat milk, diet soft drinks and unsweetened teas.

4. Shunning snacks

Eating one or more healthy snacks each day can help your weight-loss efforts by keeping hunger and binging under control and providing much-needed nutrients and fiber.

Fast fix: Think of your snacks as mini meals and plan them with balance, variety and moderation in mind. Try cut-up raw vegetables or fruit; low-fat yogurt; fat-free pudding; popcorn; pretzels; a sliced apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter; a small baked potato with two tablespoons of low-fat yogurt and Cajun seasoning; or whole-grain crackers, crisp breads or bagels with fresh fruit, hummus or low-fat cheese.

5. Sticking with strictly cardio workouts

You may be watching your calories and running regularly, but you’re missing some serious calorie burning if you’re not weight training, too. By training your muscles to become stronger, you build and maintain muscle mass, which helps control body-fat composition and burns more calories—even while at rest.

Fast fix: Do strengthening activities—like lifting weights, using resistance bands, doing push-ups and sit-ups or heavy gardening or household chores—two or three times a week.

Everyday, I work hard to correct these bad habits. Some times I win & some times I lose but at least I'm still in the game. Blessings, Dee
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SHININGTHRU126 7/16/2009 5:45PM

    Love this - I'm mostly guilty of #1. I'm paying for it today...

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STEPHANIE0904 7/15/2009 3:45PM

    Great blog Dee but then I always love your blogs. I actually am doing much better at most of these. Since I started my migraine preventative meds it actually has changed my taste buds so that soda now has a metallic taste which mean I don't drink it so I drink tons of water now. My biggest problem is not enough cardio (I do get strength) and I am working on that. I've actually started a walking program this week!!!! Hope you're having a great week.

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THEBOOKBINDER 7/15/2009 11:19AM

    Love this Blog, Dee you are just plain awesome!

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LILLYTAME 7/15/2009 6:11AM

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MRSGOFARR 7/14/2009 9:44PM

    LOve this. You are a gift on this page. I have told so many about you!

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SLCB1023 7/14/2009 9:24PM

    One thing you might add is not having a plan. I always need to have to have a plan for any problem eating situations. Planning to have my lunch ready for work, planning to eat before I go to a party, planning to have safe snacks in my car or at work for those situations when I might need something, planning to have MY foods available in the freezer in case I am too tired to cook. PLANNING is key to any food and exercise program. emoticon

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BEXNEW 7/14/2009 9:17PM

    YES!! I have been guilty of all of these things at one point or another. I find SP a reall education - I have modified my thinking on breakfast and carbs!
Thanks a lot for taking the time to post this.



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LASHARINK 7/14/2009 8:48PM

    Wow Dee, Thanks for taking the time to post this blog. Looks like a lot of thought and self-reflection went into this one. I've conquered all of these mistakes and have been eating 6 small meals a day which encompass healthy eating. Recently added weight training and more strengthening exercises to my program so I hope to have good news soon on my weight loss. Wish you much success on your journey.

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LEEPFROG95 7/14/2009 8:46PM

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great blog...wonderful INFO... well put

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SUSAN134 7/14/2009 8:46PM

    I always eat breakfast now, tend to go over on my carbs as I eat a lot of fruit and veggies in a day. Since starting SP, I'm drinking water like never before and staying away from diet sodas, etc. I'm now having a snack late afternoon - I was having probs with low blood sugars at this time (even after
reducing my insulin)). I've found that 24 almonds and 30 grapes appease my hunger and keep my blood sugars from crashing. The exercise, I'm still working on.

Great blog post and reminders!

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