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Triggers and self sabotage

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sometimes we have to have something we do not always eat that might be a trigger food. I try very very hard and when I can't take it anymore ,I fit it in.
I do know that if I do not write it down daily, I will sabotage myself. That has always been my major trigger. I have to commit to the writing or I might as well hang it up. Go back to being a fat couch potato. I start off full steam and then write it down.. you have got to be kidding. then Bam.. back to the old me.. super failure.
Oh I joined OA once when I was in my 20's and did super..then i I got a sponsor and she said I had to write everything down and best of all. tell her what I am going to eat and how much and when.
Well do i have to tell you how quick that deal ended. So what did I do.. go to a diet Doctor..he sure put me on a diet and diet pills. Way back then..they were amphetamines..You were up and flying around. my poor dad came home and slid in the front door .. I had washed and waxed every floor in the house. So needless to say I am a good judge of diets and my own triggers. FINALLY I woke up after the dumb thingsI have done in the name of weight loss and excuses why I failed. I failed because I sabotaged myself.. poor me, i didn't like the rules so I ate. I didn't get what I wanted I ate I didn't ....... and I ate.
I did learn that there are foods I crave and I can have a bit and fit it in and others No WAy.
You will not believe what just happened as I am writing this...
My Darling DH.. just made edwards Singles Hot Fudge Brownie with ice cream. Yes and the browin has to be mircowaved and then add the ice cream. Do you realize I am sitting here smelling the hot brownie. So I took it and held and smelled it and gave it back to him.. I had aroma therapy just now.
Ok can I jump out the window now.
Ok so the smell of Hot Brownie isn't good aroma therapy...Not for me anyway. Besides If I am ever going to binge... Don't worry I am not.. Only joking. Idon't want to have any of it. Now that was my point of all this rambling..I wrote down all I can have tonight and am Not going to deviate from the list..So If i didn't write it out I would have gone over the edge. It also helps that I am diabetic and that would have killed me.. I don't mess with God's Plan he gave me a second chance at life and I am not going to blow it..My darling just finished it and fit it all in his food journal....He will probably lose more weight again next friday....Hmmmmmmm Now I will go sniff my apple and eat it and go to catch up on my soaps I taped.
So I hope this helped and I didn't bore you too much.
Many hugs and remember to recognize your own personal triggers and No Self Sabotage.. It isn't fun anymore .... G'night all

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LITTLEMAMMA123 6/30/2009 12:10AM

    i do this to my self i sabbotage myself all the time i need help to stop doing this

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Show Your Sparkle!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Everyday we Show our Sparkle to others we help them and our selves.
Even when we stumble or slip back, we have the opportunity to pick our selves up dust ourselves off and Shake the Dust off our Sparkle!!
Shake that Sparkle and let it shine as a light to others. We all make mistakes , we all are in this together and I know we all want to succeed one day!!!
Our Goal is only as far away is Our Next Step. With each step no matter how small it brings us closer to the goal line.
Look at the Boston Red Sox... The Curse of the Bambino.. Woohooooooo they are World Champs.. They might have gotten so discouraged but they kept on going.
So Shake Your Sparkle Ladies and Gentlemen and Let it Shine!!!

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JANLEEW 6/29/2009 12:10PM

    Shaking and dancing I am!!!!


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NO_SNOW_BODY 6/28/2009 6:59PM

    great blog entry, thank you for the encouragement

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GRAMMYSKIDS58 6/28/2009 3:54PM

    I enjoyed reading your blog, It is a great reminder that we aren't perfect and we all make mistakes.

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FLYER99 6/28/2009 2:29PM

    Truer words were never spoken. Let's all remember not to get down and to keep that Sparkle going. Thanks for this post - it was awesome! Bob. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/28/2009 2:20PM

    Donna, This is so uplifting and thrilling to me. I got goose bumps as I read it. Thank you so much for Shaking Your Sparkle and Letting YOUR Sparkle Shine...You are one AWESOME lady!!! What a great motivator and inspiration you are!!! Keep it up.
May God continue to bless you.
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Thank You

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I just want to take this opportunity to thank everybody for all the great comments and wishes on my 5 year cancer free blog and posts.
You all made the day even more special and really touched my heart.
Michael Jackson's Song We Are The World" truly fits the SP Community.
Many heartfelt Thanks and Blessings are sent out to each one of you!!!
May your Journey be a success and the road have very few bumps.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/27/2009 11:50PM

    You are very welcome. Just know that you touch the lives of so very many here on Spark People every day...mine especially. You are truly a great inspiration to me and many others.
Keep living each day to the fullest and always remember:
"If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God."
Blessings and hugs,

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Turtle Crawl

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Today I weighed in... did or doing the turtle crawl. down another 1/2 pound and that is ok. they all add up so now I made the first 7 pounds GONE!!!
I am happy. I am thrilled because I did it. Haven't in a long time. I have two success in 2 days.
Ok one question is anybody measuring their neck too?
ok I lost a1 1/2 on my neck. go figure. Being a cancer survivor and having a partial mastectomy throws the chest measurement off. I still can't figure out the neck. hmmmmm another medical miracle.
DH called me pencil neck this AM.
But that is ok. If I get small enough and win the lottery (hehe) I will have DH buy me Diamonds. LOL
Today I am satisfied on being a turtle. As the old joke goes.." are You a Turtle?"
You bet your sweet (blank) I am".!!!
so never get discouraged or crawl back in your shell, stick your little head out and Shout... World Here I am!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/27/2009 7:39PM

    Donna, WAY TO GO on another 1/2 pound lost!!! Just keep kicking them to the curb!!! You are so right...slow and steady will win the race. Meet you at the finish line...
God bless you.

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RAVENCREST1 6/27/2009 3:23PM

    Good for you!. As for the neck, I thought that might be for men but measured anyway and found I had lost 1 inch. Go figure. I'll take inches lost any day. emoticon

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Five Years Cancer Free

Friday, June 26, 2009

I am celebrating 5 years Cancer Free today!!!
I didn't think I would make it but I kept on pushing forward. The same way I am trying to do here on SP for my weight.
One day at a time.
My prayer for all of us is that even through our illness and our lives take us on different paths we are all here together. Brothers and sisters with one common goal. To Live a Good Life and Share our joys , victories and even our stumbles. Together we are one and hand in hand we can do anything.
To all those who have gone before us, you are all in our prayers and hearts and we fight for you.

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GRANDMANANCY 6/27/2009 11:32AM

    Thank you for this testimony... It is important to share so that we all know. IT IS POSSIBLE!!!! Love and prayers!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/27/2009 11:02AM

    WOW Donna, That is the best news I heard today! Congratulations on your wonderful milestone!!! Looking forward to seeing you add to that anniversary!!
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Blessings and hugs,

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IF-SO-GIRL 6/27/2009 1:43AM

    Wow that's wonderful that's it's been 5 yrs for you. Cancer is such a scary word. I'm so glad you beat it and I pray for you that is stays gone another 5--15--50 yrs even.

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DJS-DEBBIE 6/26/2009 8:34PM

    Congratulations! That is wonderful news.

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RAVENCREST1 6/26/2009 1:16PM

    emoticon on your anniversaries!! It is an inspiration to those of us who are still working on that goal. Bless you and best wishes!! May you have many many more happy anniversaries. emoticon emoticon

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MMEQUEEN 6/26/2009 1:01PM

    What a wonderful milestone!!! Congrats!

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JUST__TURTLE 6/26/2009 12:59PM

    Congrats! What a great anniversary. emoticon

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CHAIMANN 6/26/2009 12:52PM

    How wonderful you must feel to have reached this point! emoticon

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TEDDYBEAR662 6/26/2009 12:47PM

    Congratulations Donna! I'm so happy for you!!! You are right, this is a day to celebrate, so enjoy!
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EWESFLUFFY1 6/26/2009 12:45PM

    Great News!

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POMLADY1 6/26/2009 11:54AM

    emoticonI know how you feel. I'm 4 years

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OMDAISY 6/26/2009 11:37AM

that's wonderful news!

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LESSOFMOORE 6/26/2009 11:36AM


I am so happy for you! For me, one of the best parts of Spark People is getting to meet people like you! emoticon

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