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An update on my life, no I haven't dropped off of the face of the earth.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I have just experienced the most difficult period of my life. My son committed suicide in February and my husband had a massive heart attack in April and passed away due to complications in June. I'm getting through all of this but have managed to gain back 15 lbs due to stress eating. So here I am, trying to get active on SparkPeople and reverse my weight gain and get back to where I was.

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LINDAF49 10/26/2012 8:16PM

    Gentle hugs and praying for you...be strong and of GOOD COURAGE.

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GRAMMACATHY 10/21/2012 11:25PM

    Dianna, You have been through so much. Know that we are thinking of you and hold you close to our hearts.

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KAT7457 10/21/2012 11:06PM

    Sorry to hear about your losses hugs and prayers to you! emoticon emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 10/20/2012 8:30AM

    My sincere sympathies on your losses. Your weight gain is nothing to be ashamed of. Our bodies and our emotions go through major shock when we lose a loved one, and with two losses this close together, I think it is amazing that you are looking to get back on track so soon.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 10/17/2012 2:13PM

    I admire your strength in moving forward after such difficult events. My thoughts and prayers are with you. emoticon

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CORTNEY-LEE 10/17/2012 2:52AM

    I am sorry to hear of your losses.

Best of luck to you on your journey. Welcome back to spark

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LADYJNAR 10/16/2012 11:44PM

    So sorry to hear of your losses. Will keep you in my prayers. Welcome back to Sparking.

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New Recipe-BlackQuinoa Blueberry Pudding

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tried a new recipe last night for Black Quinoa Blueberry Pudding. Of course I had to make it my own, I used sugar substitue for 1/4 C of honey and added an egg for the creamer texture. Also the original recipe called for soy milk which I don't care for. I posted my recipe on Spark Recipes if you'd like to try it. It was yummy for breakfast. I try to keep my carbs at under 30 g per meal, so it works for me on my version of a low carb diet. emoticon

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CATLADY_56 3/17/2011 3:55PM

    I just bought quinoa for the first time. I was looking for recipes for it. Do you cook it just like rice? emoticon

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LAURAAT 3/17/2011 1:48PM

    Sounds great!
Your background is beautiful, is it from your garden? Love it!!

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Spark Rally May 21, 2011 in Florence, Kentucky near Cincinnati, Ohio

Thursday, March 10, 2011

To all my Teams & Members,

A group of SparkPeople are having a rally in Florence Kentucky. Our group is lead by IndyGirl, She has done a great job organizing things. If you live in Indiana, Ohio or Kentucky, you should check this out and think about joining us!

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Using My "Pouch"

Thursday, February 03, 2011

I have struggled, especially over the holidays, with following my proper diet and using my pouch. My "pouch" is the stomach I have left after my RNY gastric bypass. Even with surgery, losing weight is not an easy thing. Thanks to my SP friends I've located some very helpful information. One item is the "5 day pouch test", and the other is the "Rules of the Pouch". I was eating foods that just slide through my stomach. I've changed the way I was eating and now no longer feel the urge to snack like I was last month. Actually I feel much more in control. Last week alone I lost 4 lbs, with a total for the month of January of 11 lbs. up from the 5 in December. I did not understand why it was so important for me not to drink fluids particularly with and after a meal. Now I do, no more applesauce with my meat to keep me from filling up quickly! I feel back on the track. Thanks again SP friends, you've really came to my rescue. emoticon

Lots of Weight Loss Vibes to you all,

Here's the links to the information I found:

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CATLADY_56 2/4/2011 4:51PM

    How awesome! You are really an inspiration! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Many people think that if you have weight loss surgery, its easy to loss weight. It certainly helps, but I am still struggling with following my doctors orders. I don't exercise enough and I still want to snack at night. I'm doing the portion control OK, but find my self nibbling. I'm so afraid I will be one of those folks who gain back what they have lost, or just stop losing. Weight loss is never, ever easy. Even with the surgery!

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    Wow! No, I had no idea!!

Have you joined any of the Gastric Bypass Surgery Spark Teams? I am sure it would help when others are going through the same things you are.

I shall sparkmail you some links!

You can do this!!

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CARRIETHOMAS3 12/17/2010 10:30PM

    Remember that with any bariatric surgery, calorie density is crucial to your success (I'm a nurse that regularly cares for post-op bari patients). Seek healthy fats, water, and fiber to satiate your mind and body... and hopefully, it will keep you fuller so the snacking is more controlled. This said, I too am struggling with impulsive eating and lack the motivation for exercise. Nevertheless, I find myself coming back to Spark for inspiration and encouragement. So here's mine to you, dear... knowing is half the battle, but DOING is the half that really gets results! Big hugs :o)

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CINDY-K 12/15/2010 11:30PM

    I know how you feel. I am struggling too. I wish there was a magic cure but alas we just must work hard to do the best we can. talking to others helps so be sure to go to a local support group. Tomorrow is a new day and another new start! Forget what went wrong today and instead concentrate on doing the best you can tomorrow.

Good luck,

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MUEHLBBO 12/15/2010 7:27PM

    Hang in there. What do you have control over? Can you physically exercise some more? How about putting a limit on the number of nibbling episodes per day, gradually cutting down to what you need to be. I have no experience with the surgery situation, but you can do it. It will be worth it in the end to set those small goals and work toward better health. Good luck.

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SPECIAL6 12/15/2010 2:37PM

    Take it one day at an time having an healthy lifestyle don't happen overnight even with surgery. emoticon

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JMAGEE8871 12/15/2010 11:48AM

    Not sure when you had surgery, but hang in there and approach every day as a new day to work on changing your lifestyle habits until it becomes second nature.


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