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Reality Check II

Thursday, June 04, 2009

I'm back again... Great feedback from part I, and I would like to thank everybody. here is an excerpt from Grammysgirl58........honest with ourselves is the hardest part. BUT it is also important to acknowledge the positives and don't dwell on the negatives.
Boy did you hit it right on the nose, but I find it difficult to acknowledge the positives and not to dwell on the negatives.
Yet after reading messages and emails from everybody who leaves them.. It is sure putting the positive approach into a proper perspective for me.
I stand here and take credit for being a BC survivor, Stopping smoking and drinking. The drinking I have to say I got a lot of help from "Friend's of Bill W." To you all I bow and humble acknowledge all your efforts, successes and stumbles.
Those are the Helping hands that lift up just like here on SP.
My wonderful Husband Jack who is and always will be my Rock. Took my hand and let me cry when I needed Yell and carry on when I got my BC dx.
Yet let me be when I put my self second during that tough time to be with my sister who passed away almost 5 years ago 6/09/04.
But doesn't let me waiver now when it comes to doing the right thing to survive. He was the instrumental in bringing us to Sp in the first place.
Dang who is losing faster...Men. Jack started 4 days before me and has lost first 6lbs. emoticon Now I cannot weight to see how he does tomorrow.
This is my reality and with the loss of our 2 babies, I am proud to say so far I have stopped emotional eating... One Day at a Time. I miss our pups so much, But Baby Lola girl cheers us up. She still looks around for her sisters but... She springs back.
It is almost like Marissa and Annabelle is telling her what to do when I am down and go lie down. She snuggles and cuddles just like the other babies did.
Once again.. Thank you all, even those I have yet to meet who write such inspiring blogs and articles. emoticon and emoticon


Reality Check Part I

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Sometimes I need to get hit on the head and say what.......
It happened today when I went to introduce my self to a group I have been in for 1 week.

Here is a little excerpt from my intro:
I have a significant amount of weight to lose, who am I kidding , I am fat and after the 99 lbs. I will probably still be here. It comes down to a person and little person to lose.
I'm a BC survivor almost 5 years this month. Many years ago I stopped drinking and smoking. Never able to keep the weight off and ballooned up and up.
Even after Chemo and radiation, the weight had been hard to take off and I would gain it back.
SP has given me the tools and support I have been seeking for so very long. Glad to be here with you all. If I fall I know there will be hands reaching out to help me up.

That was my wake up. Honesty to ones self for me at least is the first step in being successful.
I for one used to kid myself , oh only a little taste won't hurt the diet. Boy what a crock.
So today I took a baby step maybe a toddler step in being honest with myself and being honest with all of you.
So now I think we all can do this and I ask you to take a look at one thing that maybe stopping you from success in your daily SP day. I say with conviction..It ain't easy but doable. Are you with me?
"I think this is just the beginning of a beautiful friendship"... think I heard that before some movie. LOL Was it Casablanca?
Now off to do chores.
Have a Beautiful and Blessed and Uplifting day!!! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/4/2009 10:55PM

    Donna, What a great blog!!! I definitely understand exactly what you are saying. Being honest with ourself is the first step!!! Then we can move on from there.
Congratulations on being a BC Survivor. Praise God that He doesn't give us more than we can handle!!! I am here for you to catch you when you teeter and pick you up if you fall. Keeping you in prayer for any needs you may have.
Blessings and hugs,

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GRAMMYSKIDS58 6/3/2009 10:36PM

    You are right sometimes being honest with ourselves is the hardest part. BUT it is also important to acknowledge the positives and don't dwell on the negatives. We are here to help you along on this journey. Good luck.... stay strong and fight hard!!!
HUGS, Kathy

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SKBUCKBEE 6/3/2009 1:22PM

    I too am I survivor of breast cancer. I only had to have radiation. I did not take the pills for five year because we could not afford $299.00 a month. I found out after my husband decide to quit his job and go to truck driving school. It cause us $1200.00 a month to keep our insurance going, but we had to drop it too. it has only been 2 1/2 years for me. I love this site there is so many people here that are in the same boat as we are and they want us to be successful in our reaching our goals. I wish you much success in reaching you goals. I'm here if you need me.


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Daily Challenges

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Every day there is another thing that challenges us.
I decided that I would not only do the blogging and journaling, I would take me time to read a book that with inspire and motivate me. What I chose to read is Michael J. Fox's new book, Always Looking Up.
He is truly an inspiration for me. He has a paragraph that i would like to share that really made me think.
" Work ,Politics, Faith and Family. These are the struts of my existence. These are the critical supports of my life. Together they form a bulwark against the ravages of Parkinson' Disease. My identity has so much to do with my ability to self-express, to assert my creativity and productive worth (work), my rights and the rights of whatever communities I'm a part of and therefore responsible to (politics), my freedom to seek spiritual purpose(faith) ,and to explore the complex bonds I share with those I love most (family) and without whom I would have long since succumbed to darker forces."~Michael J. Fox from
Always Looking Up
So much power in those words and how much I and maybe others who read this can relate to it.
I am so To all the SP I have met and yet to meet, Let's keep looking up, One day at a time!!!
Have a great and Sparkling Day!!!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/3/2009 12:58AM

    Great blog!! Michael J. Fox is such a great inspiration to so many...me especially. He has been fighting a long and very hard battle and still remains positive!!! What a great role model!!! I agree....Let's keep lookiing up...One day at a time!!!
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Blessings and hugs,

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JRADISCH 6/2/2009 12:32PM

    Nicely done Blog. I couldn't agree more. emoticon

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Today I have been overwhelmed with stress. Trying to get it under control is definitely one of my personal challenges today. One the bright side of this, I am not emotionally eating emoticon Sitting here is doing and blogging is working out better than I expected. Eating lunch too is helping. Keeping everything right in between all the values won't be that bad today. One Day at a Time, One Baby step at a Time Today!!
Thanks SP for giving me the tools and members who give me the spark I need everyday.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/31/2009 9:36PM

    Donna, Keeping you in prayer that your stress will soon be lighter. I am happy for you that you are not eating emotionally and that you are truly in control.
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Keep up the great work!!! You are creating a body that is strong and balanced! From your own efforts, you are making a difference, and you should feel good about yourself.
Blessings and hugs,

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VETERAN77 5/31/2009 3:55PM

  We all have stressors in our lives. Many do not want to share and by this it is hurting them with everything we do. As a college student I have papers to complete by certain time frames. Twice a week I chair A. A. meeting where one can release and share with others so one does not slip back into the awful pit. It is rewarding and helpful as one lifts that burden from within. Who knows by sharing another may experience the same and it will help them. emoticon

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CAROLINAMY 5/31/2009 3:43PM

    Keep trying to stay positive, you can overcome this slump!

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Reaching out

Friday, May 29, 2009

During my lifetime, I have had a difficult time reaching out to others when I needed help and support. I was there for others, but would stuff my feelings and hide what was really "eating at me". I think I was bulimic way back in the 60's before they term was out there.
yet nobody knew. Paying the price for it now, but I have learned that when you take the first steps, it becomes a lot easier to tackle problems by asking for advice and help.
So today I reached out with a problem to SP immediate help and with some great member advice. I succeeded in keeping my sodium in between the values tonight. ok it's been only 2 days out of the week, and I messed up in completing this week's challenge...But You know for once I say Ok there is next week to keep trying to keep the levels in between.
Oh my SP you are creating a self motivated, a reaching out to others, exercising, water drinking, blog writing, working on life changes Woman. emoticon emoticon
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WATERBABY4 5/30/2009 6:57PM

    Oh yes, we all have off days but it's not the end of the world. We'll make it one step at a time.
Just keep trying. We're here for you. Thanks for your tip on the camomille tea. Cheryl

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JANLEEW 5/30/2009 2:01PM

    Yes we are here. Sometimes the next day but we are listening.
Hooray! Reaching back to you.



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Blessings and hugs,

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