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Dogs are Love

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Here's a link to a video that was sent to me by email. If you love dogs, I believe you will love this.



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CALGALFOX 8/4/2010 7:42PM

    That was wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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AELARLEE1 8/4/2010 3:12PM

    Thank you for the little piece of "sweet" in my day!

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LKWQUILTER 8/4/2010 1:09PM

    Thank you. I loved it!!

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LOULOUBELLE2 8/4/2010 12:53PM

    Watched it 3 times and cried...I miss my little 4 footed friend so much. Looking for a tiny rescue, but God hasn't found one for me yet....... emoticon

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CARLANNIE 8/4/2010 11:26AM

    That was great! I posted it on FB so others could share, too.

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ABERLAINE 8/4/2010 10:00AM

    DaisyBell, I couldn't have said it better myself!! God and dog (Jillette) complete my life.

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4ANEWME2DAY 8/4/2010 9:58AM

    Simply beautiful!! Made me cry. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hungry Morning Strategy

Monday, August 02, 2010

After my hike at the cabin yesterday, I was really hungry and ate up a storm -- PB and banana on whole wheat and 2 Kashi bars with a baked apple. oo eee.... Not good. Well, luckily I wasn't hungry at lunch (I wonder why?....) and skipped my afternoon snack. I tallied up my calories and I was already close to the top of my range so for supper I had a vegetable salad with beans and a light vinaigrette with a bowl of carrots, then at bedtime I had my usual lo cal yogurt. I ended up only 100 calories over my limit! This morning, the scale smiled. A year ago I would have said " Oh, well, I blew it. Let's eat" Now I worked out a sensible strategy. Thank you Spark.

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SYNCHRODAD 8/4/2010 12:13AM

    Knowing where that limit is sure helps me (except for today)...

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KAELBEE 8/3/2010 4:28PM

    Working out a sensible strategy. That is something I need to learn to do. Thanks for sharing.

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RURAL3 8/2/2010 11:42PM

    Excellent! Shows how strong and determined you have become. emoticon

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CARLANNIE 8/2/2010 10:46PM


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MAMAV318 8/2/2010 5:01PM

  Great encouragement to others who think they failed and quite !Keep your chin up..start over and keep going on the path you set up to do..Thanks sooo much !! Good job...well done !!

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MAMAV318 8/2/2010 4:59PM

  Great encouragement to others who think when this happens to "give up"....NO...tip your head up and straighten yourself out...and continue on the path you've set for yourself !! Good Job !!!

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AELARLEE1 8/2/2010 11:53AM

    What a great example of not giving up and re-thinking what the goal was. I didn't do so well on Saturday after my long run either. But did well yesterday and today the scale smiled as well. But it is 10 am and I am hungry, but an orange and some water will be good.

Thanks for posting!

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PATTYJO22 8/2/2010 9:26AM

    Great job! You may have loaded calories earlier in the day than usual, but obviously your body needed that and you were smart to manage what you ate for the rest of the day. Result: happy happy!

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PLAYBLUES22 8/2/2010 9:14AM

    Nice job Sweetie and today you are going to kick butt emoticon

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MAMAGOSS 8/2/2010 8:50AM

    Good for you not letting an early binge ruin your whole day!

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SLIMTHICK2 8/2/2010 7:24AM

    Good for you, I learn so much from you guys.

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Things I am learning

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I read a blog entry recently about things learned on the journey. So I thought of a few things I am learning.

1. I don't need to eat as much food to satisfy my hunger as I thought I did. Especially if I eat slowly and wait for 20 min before eating more.

2. I have collar bones and hip bones.

3. My face looks better oval than it did round.

4. My grey hairs aren't as obvious when I am happy and smiling.

5. My back hurts less when I exercise more.

6. Size 16 is an average size for a tall woman, NOT a small size.

7. Eating protein and / or healthy fat with carbs eliminates the after eating craving.

8. I sleep more and snore less without as much weight on my body.

9. Swimsuits can be fun to wear.

10. Life is more fun when you are not tired from eating sugar and carrying around 70 extra pounds.

I'm sure there are more so I am going to keep working (and having fun) on losing the next 30 pounds.

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RURAL3 8/1/2010 11:27PM

    I am proud of you Nancy. So far you have come on this journey emoticon

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CARRIE1948 8/1/2010 7:39AM

    Sort of puts things in perspective

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OURELEE1 7/31/2010 2:39PM

  A good list.

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AELARLEE1 7/31/2010 2:09PM

    This is an amazing list!! Not only insightful, but fun and creative! I will remember to smile (I have a headful of gray). I look forward to seeing my hipbones and snoring less.

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KOFFEENUT 7/31/2010 12:57PM

    This is AWESOME!!! Isn't it amazing to be transforming our own lives?!?

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JULIE2719 7/31/2010 10:48AM

    Love this - you are learning fun things!

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Settling In

Friday, July 30, 2010

I guess I am in a plateau. My weight hasn't changed in a couple of weeks. I feel ok with that. I'd love to drop 5 more pounds, but right now I think it is important to be comfortable with where I am. I don't want to live a diet mentality. I am happy with my lifestyle mentality and if that means I stay this weight for a while that's ok. I can see my body shape changing and I can feel my food obsession subsiding so that is where I am right now. I am not ready for permanent maintenence, but I am ok with "settling in maintenance".

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RURAL3 7/30/2010 3:27PM

    You are very wise Nancy. When we get too consumed with the numbers (just ask me) we tend to stress out and eat the wrong things anyway. Keep up the good work.

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JRSWHIMSY 7/30/2010 12:50PM

    That's a very good attitude to have Nancy :o) Keep doing what you're doing and you'll get there in the end!

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HINOTO 7/30/2010 11:56AM

    That's the attitude to have! 5 pounds can be easily lost!

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CARLANNIE 7/30/2010 9:19AM

    Maybe when you aren't 'stressing' about the weight coming off, it will slip away oh so sweetly!

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BEESPARKLE 7/30/2010 8:35AM

    That is the way girl, be happy with you. If it means standing still for awhile.

Nice blog!

Every Spark here is different. I have to make my goal by end of Oct for my physical, I have no choice. I have a strict Doctor but concerned Doctor. She has helped me along the road of success.

For me it is a health issue. As well as Healthy.

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JOYCEMARIE9 7/30/2010 8:27AM

    There are better ways to measure where we are at than the scales and it sounds like you have found them. emoticon

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Today is a New Day

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Yesterday was one of those days you would like to forget. I had a bad episode of fibromyalgia (which hasn't completely gone away yet). I was sore, stressed and irritable. I was also experiencing some of the old depressed feelings. I think the fibro brings them on. I stretched, used heat and rested but I didn't feel any better. I let myself argue with DH which made me feel worse. So I unwisely indulged in ice cream and peanut butter -- a lethal combination. I knew I shouldn't, but I did. I took my fibro meds and went to bed early after a bout of feeling sorry for myself.

I woke up this morning 2 pounds heavier by the scale and disappointed in myself. However, I had a really good SP Blog in my morning mail about picking yourself up and moving on.


That is the ticket. I don't need to continue the unhealthy behavior. The truth is that everyone has down days and it doesn't mean I have failed. Failure is stopping what I'm doing to be healthy. Failure is giving up. I have done that 100 times before. Not this time. Today is a new start or actually it is a chance to continue what I have been doing for over a year. I have had other days like yesterday on this SP journey and I have still lost over 75 pounds. I am still on my journey. I am still enthusiastic. I am still full of hope and energy. One day does not make a failure. Only a change of attitude can make me fail. I am still a success, because I have not changed my attitude. I am on a lifetime journey that I am enjoying to the fullest.

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SOLUCKY12 7/29/2010 10:40AM

    I went through one of those fibro spells and now it's over! I have no idea what brings them on, but I know you'll rebound. When we hurt, everything is an effort, even our personal relationships. Peanut butter calls me sometimes and if I have ice cream in the house, it usually wins! Great way to get it off your mind and move on by writing in your journal. emoticon

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KOFFEENUT 7/27/2010 11:46PM

    You are a WINNER. Ice cream and peanut butter sounds AWESOME. Now that you've indulged you've gotten right back onto your healthy lifestyle journey. We're walking right alongside you, giving you high fives!

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KAELBEE 7/27/2010 11:18PM

    Great news! Way to go! 75 pounds - what an inspiration as I am just starting on this journey. Hang in there on the fibro. It can get you down sometimes. Stretching is one thing that helps me when mine kicks in.

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KLASSIE 7/27/2010 4:52PM

    That's the attitude to have. Shake it off, step up and step on the road to success. You'll be fine.

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RURAL3 7/27/2010 1:29PM

    we all have "those days" You are picking yourself back up and going on. emoticon

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AELARLEE1 7/27/2010 11:30AM

    Yes, yes, yes! I can relate. I had a low day yesterday too, and this morning a lack of "umph" in my giddyyap, but like you, today is a new day to good choices.

You are doing great and STILL a huge inspiration!

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JULIE2719 7/27/2010 11:27AM

    Excellent! Way to pick yourself back up. One day does not change your course forever or determine your future. It is wonderful that you have lost 75 pounds - I am so inspired by that! Hang in there with the fibro - it also does not define you or your destiny.

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