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Friday, January 06, 2012

I just got home from my daughter's house. LIttle Ava is a sweetheart and her big brother seems to be doing fairly well. I really loved being part of a family life. Breakfast in the morning, all the hubbub with the dogs and cats (even if they could be annoying), all the activity.

Now i have to take my tree down, be all alone in my big house.

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MEME102 1/7/2012 10:29AM

    I'd enjoy the moments of peace and quiet!! I am finding more and more as I get older - I don't like being around crowds and busyness. So take this as a moment of reprieve b/c I"m sure you'll be needed again soon -- love the name too!!

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FISHINGLADY66 1/6/2012 5:23PM

    I'm so glad everyone is doing well. Hopefully you'll get to spend more time with them soon. I love the name Ava. emoticon

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Baby, baby

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Am still at my daughter's house, eating very well, won't worry about tracking, and just enjoy myself. Holding an infant is a total, total joy. Especially when that infant is part of you.

Baby is a little girl, now I have a grandson and a granddaughter, but only they are allowed to call me "grandma"

I do not want my friends calling me that!!!!

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SUGARSMOM2 1/6/2012 4:53PM

  no greater gift then a baby . small wonder . they are so wonderful . the smell the soft touch . the fact that they arent yours to watch everyday and you only have to spoil them .

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FISHINGLADY66 1/5/2012 10:01PM

    emoticon It is a real joy holding an infant.

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VINGRAM 1/5/2012 6:48PM

    My new profile pic has six of my eight grandkids........6 are GIRLS! They are a joy....again, congrats! vista emoticon

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New Baby

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

My daughter gave birth yesterday!!!

She emailed me in the morning that she thought contractions starting. I drove over around 7:30 am, morning traffic not too bad, I was nervous driving on the freeway, she's about an hour away from me. She left five pages of instructions on how to care for her two year old.

At any rate, she had the baby at 1pm. Her comment, "that was so easy, I didn't even miss a meal!!!" She had lunch after the baby was born, and then when I visited at 6pm she was eating dinner, as happy as a clam.

Her husband stayed overnight in the hospital with her, but really it was not necessary.

It is really a big deal when your child has a child!!!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 1/5/2012 7:07PM

    Congratulations! Now my grandson is actually 13 days older than somebody else!

I'm glad that your daughter felt so fit and fine and I'm delighted that you have a new grandchild. emoticon

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VINGRAM 1/4/2012 10:28PM

    I'm with most of the rest of the people. More info, please! Boy or girl? And where are the pictures of this precious child?

Grandkids are so WONDERFUL! Congratulations to you. emoticon emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 1/4/2012 8:23PM

    How Wonderful!. Congratulations to you and your daughter and son-in-law. It is a wonderful feeling to be a grandma. I hope you get to spend a lot of time with you grand child. I want to see a picture and know if it is a girl or boy.
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KINEPS 1/4/2012 5:54PM

    Congratulations Carol to you and your daughter and son-in-law. I know you are excited . . . . you didn't tell us . . is it a boy or girl???



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SOUPY18 1/4/2012 3:14PM

    Congratulations! Post a picture when you are able.

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DEMETERSCO 1/4/2012 2:36PM

    Congratulations! There is nothing sweeter than a new baby.

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MEME102 1/4/2012 2:00PM

    so was it a boy or a girl??? Silly - you didn't say! Congratulations though to all of you -- that is so exciting. My 1st (and only) grandson turned 1 on the 23rd of Dec.....they grow up so quickly!!

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JEANNE229 1/4/2012 1:51PM

    Yes, it is! Neither of my daughters has children, but my son has fathered 3. I can imagine it is even more personal when it is your DAUGHTER.

Did you get a new grandson or granddaughter?

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ARLENE_MOVES 1/4/2012 12:39PM

    You are so right - I was with my dd when she had her daughter and then again, with the twins. There is no better feeling, so proud, as watching your daughter giving birth!

emoticon to all of you!

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PRINCESSAA12 1/4/2012 11:55AM

    Of coz it is a big deal! Congrats to your daughter and to you too! Woo hoo!

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Odd psychological event

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

An odd psychological event? Yesterday, when I really had given up, for some reason, I ate within my calorie range and didn't even know it.

What does that mean? You shouldn't try too hard. Prepare, prepare, prepare and then let go.

I think I have read something about this phenomenon. The guy who invented the sewing machine. He worked and worked and worked at trying to find a solution, and then one night he had a dream about warriors with spears that had a hole at the top, and realized the secret was a needle with a hole at the top to catch the thread underneath. (probably have the story incorrect, but you get the idea) When he let go, the solution came to him.

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FISHINGLADY66 1/3/2012 12:00PM

    That's great Carol. That has happened to me too. Isn't it funny how sometimes we work so hard and when we let go, everything falls in place. emoticon

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VINGRAM 1/3/2012 11:49AM

    I made day 2.......but I can't say I didn't work at it! Bless your heart for staying within calorie range without a lot of effort! vista emoticon

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GINNAR 1/3/2012 8:55AM

    What a nice surprise! I would love to start eating correctly without working at it. It sounds like you are forming healthy habits.

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CELIAMINER 1/3/2012 8:01AM

    Interesting! The last time I recall something like that happening to me was in grad school, when I had a particularly difficult differential equations class. I would work all day Saturday on a homework assignment, then go to bed frustrated. Sometime during the night, a solution would come to me, so I started leaving pencil and paper on the nightstand so I could write it down immediately and not forget it.

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CCBULLDOG 1/3/2012 7:53AM

    emoticonI do best when I plan all my meals in the morning...good luck with your weight=loss journey! emoticon

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New Year

Monday, January 02, 2012

Not in mood to blog, but I read where Jack London was so disciplined he wrote 1000 words every day whether he wanted to or not.

Was thinking of quitting Spark, because I am just plain fed up. My weight has not changed in two years, so why am I kidding myself? That is how I feel: I feel like I am lying to myself about actually wanting to lose weight.

On the other hand, I actually like doing this blog every day; I like measuring my foods (cannot believe that has happened, but it has); I like walking; I almost like doing strength exercises with Coach Nicole. She is so sweet, so clear, so cute. I paid for some different exercise videos, and I do not care for the speech pattern of the gals doing them. Interesting how we can take to a like or dislike of a person we don't even know!!!

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SCOTMAMA 1/3/2012 11:29AM

    Carol the only way to lose weight is by burning more calories than you are eating. That equates to eating less or exercising more -- the choice is yours!

We all have choices, don't we?

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MTPOETNH 1/2/2012 8:44PM

    Carol, glad to see that you wrote the Blog even when you didn't feel like it .. that shows commitment and determination. Sounds like you haven't lost any weight in the past two years .. being on a plateau for that long has got to be discouraging . Don't loose sight of the fact you have not gained weight .. that is no small accomplishment and it is nice to hear you point out the things you enjoy doing ... measuring food, walking and strength training.. all great health behaviors that keep you from gaining.

Stick with it , you are worth it , we all are rooting for you. emoticon Peggy

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SOUPY18 1/2/2012 2:05PM

Hang in there. I am at the stage in my life when the 10 pounds I need to lose refuses to leave. Just keep in touch and try to remain motivated.
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JEANNE229 1/2/2012 12:30PM

    Carol, I initially lost quite a bit when I joined spark, then had the trauma of my daughter spending a month (and me with her) in the hospital 300 miles from home, and the stress put it ALL (PLUS) back on. I kept creeping UP for months that followed, but staying active on spark FINALLY got me back on track. It is a hard battle, but the daily reminder, even subconsciously, helps to at least keep it a possibility for tomorrow.

I know you have lots of stress. Hard with that, but YOU are worth the effort.

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VINGRAM 1/2/2012 11:47AM

    Never, never give up. I am 20 lbs heavier now than I was in Oct 10.....a short 3 months ago. Today is a new day, a new year......and my plan is to get it off and NOT do this again next year during the holidays!

Good luck.......I'm here if you need emoticon

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LADYBUG1107 1/2/2012 11:23AM

    Don't give up! Good luck on your weight loss journey.

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