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Ups and Downs

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Today I ate 3 cookies and a small piece of cake. Tonight I made a beautiful vegetable curry. I am not going to get overly excited about either one. I made a poor decision at work and I made a conscious healthy decision when I came home. My guess is that my weight loss journey will be like this forever. Some ups and some downs. The important thing is the overall consistency and commitment to healthy eating and living. And I am committed!

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ASPENHUGGER 2/7/2010 5:17PM

    Yes, wonderful perspective. And I think you're right -- as long we keep working towards healthy eating, the occasional slip won't stop us in our journey!

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RURAL3 2/4/2010 11:30PM

    great perspective Nancy. emoticon

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GABY1948 2/4/2010 8:21PM

    You are right...NORMAL people eat more some days and less others. WE are becoming normal people! Your attitude is great and you are doing a fine job, Nancy!
Gaye

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SHERRYK5 2/4/2010 7:34PM

    Everyone has a day when they crave sweets. At less it wasn't at 10pm. You had it early ate a great dinner. Don't beat yourself up. Your on the right track again. Hope you enjoyed them and now move on. Maybe to alittle more movement tonight. Keep up the good work.

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JAMIEK927 2/4/2010 7:29PM

    Had a day that was off myself...will just let it go and focus tomorrow....

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Always a Mother

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I am sad tonight. My DD and her DH are having a hard time right now. Her job situation and their finances are providing challenges. She is stuck in the town where she works tonight because of bad weather. It is her DD's 13 th birthday tonight and she can't get home. She is so sad and I am sad for her. As a mother I wish I could run over there and rescue her somehow, but on the other hand as a mother I know everyone has to work thru their own family problems and their family will be stronger because of the working thru it....But, I am sad tonight.

Nancy

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RURAL3 2/4/2010 11:34PM

    I hope this all worked out well for them. We always want to wipe away their tears. emoticon emoticon

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ETAGGEL 2/4/2010 4:26PM

    Being a mom of 4 adult children, i dont know how many times in my life I have wanted to "fix" it for them. But I cant! It is so hard to stand back and see things happen. But they have to sort it out themselves, as long as we are there when they need us, We never stop being Moms. My mother used to say, "you are a worry when you are children but you are an even bigger worry when you grow up!"
Take care
Phyllis

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BRATS4 2/4/2010 2:53PM

    you never get over being a mom and wanting to fix everything.i remember my mom telling me it would be this way.

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ASPENHUGGER 2/4/2010 2:37PM

    emoticonNancy.

I have been through this with my DD, wanting to fix it for her so she wouldn't have to endure so much heartache. Of course I couldn't, just as you can't. But you're right, once a mother, always a mother, & every stage of motherhood is excruciatingly hard in a different way.

I hope you found a way to relax in spite of your worry. And how lucky you are to have such a nice relationship with your DD that she calls & talks to you about her troubles. Many mothers don't.

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GABY1948 2/4/2010 2:25PM

    I am so sorry for this...I have often thought when people say they can't wait for their kids to grow and leave home so they don't have to worry about them...the problems just get bigger and we can't kiss them away. It will get better though!
Gaye

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OURELEE1 2/4/2010 11:23AM

  Sorry to hear about your family. It is so hard to be a parent. I think that is the hardest job there is.

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LOULOUBELLE2 2/3/2010 11:00PM

    I once was told that when our kids are young they step on our toes...when they grow up they step on our hearts. It's really true, all you CAN to is let them work through it. I know your pain...all Mom's do. I'm sad for you, its so hard not to be able to step in and make things right again.
Pray for them, God will see them and you through.

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MTNGRL 2/3/2010 10:25PM

    emoticon Being a Mom can be a very hard job. emoticon

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New Tops!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

I told you all how I bought 3 new pairs of pants last week. Well a Spark Friend mentioned how she is buying things at Goodwill while she is losing. So I went to a place called Savvy Seconds here in town and got 6 new size 16 shirts/tops/sweaters for $10. Wow! and the proceeds go to Women's Work a non profit that helps needy women get on their feet. I feel great!

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ASPENHUGGER 2/3/2010 1:55PM

    Welcome to the Club! I love shopping at thrift stores -- it's always a good feeling to find a bargain. I try to shop the stores that benefit a particular charity. Good Will no longer runs their own thrift shops, but has contracted them out to another company. All the good stuff is now sold off their web page, and by the time you add S&H costs, it's not a bargain any more. I still shop there occasionally, but it's slim pickin's compared to former times.

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MTNGRL 2/3/2010 8:38AM

    Great idea, helping you and helping others! I love Good Will and similar thrift shops. emoticon

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RURAL3 2/3/2010 8:28AM

    Now that's great shopping. You will be set now until your next milestone. That is coming soon. emoticon

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GABY1948 2/2/2010 8:30PM

    My DH introduced me to Poor Kids' Stores (Salvation Army) when we were just going together and they are my favorite stores to shop in. Glad you have discovered it.

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New Pants!

Monday, February 01, 2010

As a reward for completing the Spark Your Body! challenge in January I bought myself 3 pairs of size 16 pants! Wow, I haven't seen size 16 for 10 years! I wore a pair today for the first time. One person actually commented "I'm glad to see you have some pants that fit you now!' I had to laugh. I didn't want to buy new clothes too soon, but I'm still wearing 20's and some 22's so it WAS time to get new pants.

Now I need some new blouses!

I enjoyed the attention, and I am enjoying the journey!

Nancy

  
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JUST-AMY 2/3/2010 9:17AM

    AWESOME! I can't imagine! Those friends must have really been ready to go buy you some pants if you went from 20s and 22s to a 16. I'll bet you look great! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! Next stop? 12s, by the way you shop!

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RURAL3 2/2/2010 4:11PM

    It is so great to fit into new clothes. It's about time you broke down and did it.

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MTNGRL 2/2/2010 2:49PM

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BRATS4 2/2/2010 1:25PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon i'm so happy for you.doesn't it make you feel great

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ASPENHUGGER 2/2/2010 12:20PM

    Wow, I'm impressed! Size 16 is only a distant memory for me, & in fact I wonder if I could ever wear that size again. But I would be so excited to fit my behind into an 18! You are a great inspiration! emoticon

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DROBLROB 2/2/2010 10:26AM

    congratulations.
Keep up the good work. That must be very exciting for you

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GABY1948 2/2/2010 8:11AM

    emoticon Nancy, you are growing by leaps and bounds! All while you are SHRINKING! You have really come far...keep up the good work!
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Gaye

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CONFUSEDBIRD 2/1/2010 10:54PM

    Congrats on fitting into size 16!!! I shop at goodwill a lot because I want different clothes but I feel like its a waste buying new clothes when you keep losing. I tend to give my goodwill clothes back too when I am done with them.

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GRANDMA106 2/1/2010 10:22PM

    I just bought pants to fit and told my husband, they will fit even when I lose some inches and when I lose more, I will be more than happy to replace them.

Way to go, enjoy those new clothes.

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HEALTYWEIGHT2 2/1/2010 9:58PM

  Great feeling,I'm sure!!!!I look forward to wearing smaller pants again too. emoticon

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LILYGIRL44 2/1/2010 9:55PM

  wow! great job...keep up the great work!

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DAWNWS1 2/1/2010 9:55PM

    Congratulations! Isn't it fun buying smaller clothes?????

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LADYOFTHEHOUSE6 2/1/2010 9:54PM

    Yeah! Good for you - that's got to feel great!! Looking forward to the day I can go out and buy size 16 jeans emoticon

Enjoy your success!!!

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Another Weekend

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Had a great weekend! Before I left on Friday morning I read all the great comments on my blog. Wow, what great friends I have!

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I got so many good ideas and responses regarding my self sabotage and feeling uncomfortable about compliments! I am feeling so much better. I am ready to tackle the world and all its compliments tomorrow!

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My food was good this weekend and I got in a lot of exercise. I actually spent some time looking in a mirror and saying "You do look good!"

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Am I nuts or what? No, I'm just trying to accept the new me!

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Nancy

  
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LOULOUBELLE2 1/31/2010 11:52PM

    YOU DO LOOK GOOD...now your beginning to realize it. That's fantastic. Remember "you DO look good" the next time your a little bit uncomfortable, it might help. Yet another lesson learned....
So glad your weekend went well.
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RURAL3 1/31/2010 10:04PM

    I think we are always our biggest critics. Congrats on looking the new you over. Get used to it. It really is you. emoticon

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MTNGRL 1/31/2010 9:40PM

    emoticon emoticon So happy you had such a good weekend! You deserve it!!

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GMEAN2055 1/31/2010 8:29PM

    Glad you had a wonderful weekend. Me to.. To bad it has to end and work tomorrow. Great job keeping up with your foods and exercise....

gail

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GABY1948 1/31/2010 8:13PM

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I am so happy for you! You have totally turned the problem around and made it into a positive lesson! You have conquered yet another milestone!
Hugs,
Gaye

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