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Monday, October 26, 2009

I guess I should post this because one of my teams is having Halloween games,
and members are going to visit sparkpages.

I do NOT do - nor participate, in any way, with Halloween.

I have personal reasons for this. If you choose to do so, that is fine with me.
I would ask that everyone please excuse me from the game on Rome, or
any other team.

I am not trying to be a party-pooper, this is just my feeling.

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MUMSKI 10/27/2009 2:36PM

    These things are always a personal choice and we understand Darlene.

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MRSAKINS2005 10/27/2009 5:03AM

    You have a right to your feelings and personal opinions and I am proud of you for that.

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RD03875 10/27/2009 3:42AM

    You go girl! I don't celebrate either and I get tired of people thinking that everyone else either does or should.

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ILOVEROSES 10/27/2009 12:52AM

    G'Day my friend. We Down Under haven't much to do with Halloween either, the American custom hasn't grown it's roots as yet.
I hope you and David are both well and not suffering from too much cold weather as yet.
Our spring is here, today it's sunny and low 70's and warming up through the week.

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CHANGES4KAREN 10/26/2009 11:58PM

    Thanks for articulating your feelings. It is good to know, then I won't do something to cause you discomfort with your feelings or values. I appreciate your honesty. Good job taking care of yourself.

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SANDYMAE3 10/26/2009 10:27PM

    understood thats why i sent you the fall decos on your page. hopefully knowone will visit your page with goodies. if they do just ignore it. we totally understand. bel

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KAT7457 10/26/2009 5:12PM

    Darlene, I appreciate your posting this. Like I tell some members if you dont like something on the team, bypass it. not everything is for everyone so its up to every one what they choose to do on the team. thanks again many emoticon emoticon

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If you are curious

Friday, October 02, 2009

David and I are not doing the exact same plan. I am following more of a lower fat,
eat more veggies then fruit plan and he is doing more high protein/lowered carbs.

His weakness is sweets in any way-shape-or form. Whereas I am just if I ever let me
have one bite of something forbidden, I won't quit....but I do know if
I ate as much protein as he I would be GAINING in a big way.........lol

So we compromise. I fix some things for him for his convenience, like if I am in there
anyway, I will fix him a couple of grilled chicken breasts, and I also fix things to be
convenient for him, when we come in with groceries, I wash said chickie and freezer
bag two a bag, and we get the leanest ground angus beef, and I make patties for him
and freeze, and also I fix up bags of the very thin breakfast porkchops(leaner too) and
bag them. I also keep eggs boiled and peeled for him. Yuck...I can't hack eggs.....

If he gets hungry, he cooks. A lot of times he will cook for me too. Last week he whipped
up some (lean only) pork and fresh mushrooms/onions/green peppers and it was divine.
He is an excellent cook. I always do cleanup which is a small price to pay for someone
who is so good at cooking and willing to do so for me...........

We have found a few items he can have, life some low carb/lower fat cupcakes at W/m
where he can have 2 for a hundred calories. It is a continuous struggle to get him to
drink water but he has kicked the diet soda habit.

We are each others' biggest cheerleader tho.....that also helps a lot to have spousal

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NEWAGAIN 10/6/2009 12:01AM

    WTG on the spousal support as you both work towards being healthier and fit. You all will help each other accomplish those goals.

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SANDYMAE3 10/5/2009 11:26AM

    along with my cooking and watching how we eat. a lot of weight watcher recipes my husband has gone from 180 to 159-160 ish so he is getting the benefit too. he has not been 160 since we got married 40 years ago. we eat very well,and healthy with weight watchers. thats great if you have spousal support,except when he burns the steaks!!! lol bel

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SPARQUEE 10/3/2009 3:21PM

    Compromise and togetherness.........that's what it's all about!

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JYANTKILR 10/3/2009 2:05PM

    Yum Yum, Protein...

heh heh, I'm with your hubby

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BIGTIM3 10/2/2009 5:49PM

    It's great you have someone to help you out. My wife is my workout partner, and while we vary on our diets, it definitely helps to have someone support you.

I'm still trying to find a low protein, high Cheetos diet!

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BUGLET- 10/2/2009 3:56PM

    Togetherness is great! emoticon

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~PAMELA~ 10/2/2009 3:50PM

    That's great your hubby is watching it with you! Congrats he has kicked the soda! That's a big accomplishment.

My husband is the one that use to drink a lot of diet soda,after 10 years he kicked the habit and now we only drink regular soda and that's maybe once a month.

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KIMBERLEY145 10/2/2009 3:10PM

    I agree that having your spouse support you is one less battle to fight and that it makes your choices easier!

Sounds like you are nice and organized! Great job!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I am down another pound. This sticking to the plan seems to work.
I didn't want to weigh, but I knew I was losing, and how was I so sure, You ask??
My wedding rings are sliding all over my hand.....My guage for how well I am
doing without weighing .................

What is even funnier????? my doctors' scale weighs us(David & I) at exactly 6 pounds
LESS than our home scale. We go by the home scale tho.....

David has worked so hard on his weight, and believe me, when he gave up carbs he
has checked/double-checked every bite that goes in his mouth, and he is down to
(DRUM ROLL) a svelte 236..........................now if I could just get him to get more
involved on his Spark pages, but alas/alack- - not yet.....I perservere though...

Have a great rest of the week..........
Blessings on ya'll,

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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 10/2/2009 12:35PM

    Hey Congrats To You Both!!! keep it up:) Happy to see you and the hubby are working together to be healthy:)

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DOINFINE 10/2/2009 12:26PM

    emoticon to you and your dh on your impressive weight loss.
I'm so happy for you that he's on board with you. It really helps when you are trying to plan meals or get out for a workout. Keep up the good work and please keep us posted on your continued success!

God bless ya'll!
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DRVILLEN 10/1/2009 8:08PM

  Great work Darlene, keep it up!! Say hello to David for me, since he isn't sparking...ha ha ha. At least he is loosing too!

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ALASKAN 10/1/2009 5:35PM

    Hello Darlene,
emoticon emoticon That's wonderful and really great..... Very proud and be careful not to go too fast. Always, ERNA

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GLORYLIGHT57 10/1/2009 1:02PM

    I am so happy for you. Wheweeeeeeee! emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 10/1/2009 12:12PM

    That is great! emoticon

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MRSAKINS2005 10/1/2009 4:54AM

    That is great. Way to go you two. That is great...

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MUMSKI 9/30/2009 8:47PM

    Wow!! well done to you both, it is always good to hear of a weight loss emoticon

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DIANESNEWLIFE 9/30/2009 7:45PM

  WooHoo! That's great! They all add up! emoticon

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BIGTIM3 9/30/2009 6:27PM

    Congrat's to you and your's!

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BIKERBABE2BE 9/30/2009 4:45PM

    emoticon for you both!!! Great job. You are an inspiration. Keep it up. kim

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~PAMELA~ 9/30/2009 3:39PM

    Congrats on your loss! I missed your other blog somehow on the 6 pounds, that's awesome! emoticon

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BUGLET- 9/30/2009 3:16PM

    My scales weighs a little heavier than the doctors too...I like that! emoticon

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EVILKLOWN 9/30/2009 1:49PM

    YAY for you guys!! Yes, sticking to the plan works well.

Howcum your doctor's scale weighs you less? My doctor's scale always adds about 5 pounds. You got lucky - lol.

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Nuttin' Honey-LOL

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Really haven't been doing much....we got thru the fair finally and since then
all it seems like we have done is run from doctor to doctor to doctor. I have
had continuous problems with this minor shoulder surgery, so the dr. has sent
me to Therapy which begins Thursday.....don't know how long, guess they will
see how well I do.

We are not getting our hopes up too high, but DH has been notified his case is
on the judge's desk for SS, so maybe we can get the bikes fixed by the time I
get able to ride..........I can dreammmm....right???????

Other than that, I lost the 6 lbs I gained, and then lost a couple more to top it
off. That made me happy........I am almost to the place I was before the stress
hit when he lost his job etcetcetc......as soon as I get there, then I will really
feel like I have done something and can get back on the road to goal..

Yay Spark.............

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MRSAKINS2005 10/1/2009 4:55AM

    Praying all things work out for you!

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CINDERRELIC 9/30/2009 1:48PM

    Tell David congratulations and that we are pulling for him and happy that he has done so well!!! You too, Darlene. I have not weighed yet, but had to have lost something. I have been too sick to eat much and food has been tasteless, but I am doing much better today.

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BUGLET- 9/30/2009 12:59AM

    It's not nuttin' it's progress to the goal in your mind...
We used to have bikes and there's nothing like riding on a beautiful day.
Hugs, Bug

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CINDERRELIC 9/29/2009 9:27PM

    Here's hoping with you that things are getting to where they need to be. Good luck on the SSI for your dh.

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DARLENEK04 9/29/2009 8:04PM

  Oh James, you have no idea how badly I miss my Harley..
Well, maybe you do......

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DRVILLEN 9/29/2009 7:34PM

  Hope everything works out for you, you must have the itch to ride....

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I Am Baaacccccckkkkk.....

Friday, August 14, 2009

I am back from my hospital experience. Tonight my shoulder is
more sore than it was, but I did go to get a haircut today because
I was desperate.

Ya'll wanna know what the first thing the ladies all screamed when
I walked in thru the door????? Oh my Gawd, she wrecked her bike,
say you didn't wreck your bike..........................so I said, No, I did
not wreck my bike.

The first time I walked in there with my face shield helmet and riding
clothes on, I got one of those bugeyed "is this person gonna rob us" looks
from all of them.............LOL

Anyway peeps, thanks for all the prayers, and all the messages of good
will. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.

I can't wait til I can get back on my Harley and will be riding without pain.


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LUV2RIDECYCLES 8/24/2009 11:39PM

    Will I don't know the whole story? Did you wreck on your cycle? Hopefully your ok? Would like to hear the story? emoticon emoticon

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NEWAGAIN 8/24/2009 1:16PM

    Hey Lady, I am late reading your blog but praying for a quick and pain free recovery. Be happy and healthy!

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KAT7457 8/15/2009 7:59PM

    Get well soon s you can get on your harley and ride baby ride LOL

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TXSPLA 8/15/2009 7:45PM

    Hope you are pain free soon. Take care. They Harley days will be back soon.
Glad you are baaaaccccccckkkkk!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 8/15/2009 2:57AM

    I hope you feeling pain free soon and are able to get back on your Harley again!

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CINDERRELIC 8/15/2009 2:11AM

    Hope those Harley days will be back on the horizon soon!!! For now do what your doctor's say so you can enjoy those Bike rides again. Woohoo!!!!

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SANDYMAE3 8/14/2009 10:59PM

    vrrrommmmm vroooommmmmmmmmmmmmmm harley here she comes.

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BUGLET- 8/14/2009 9:34PM

    I hope you will be pain free soon.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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