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a quick note.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

I just want to Thank each and everyone who has come by and left such kind words on my blogs.
That really gives my heart a lift. You all are very kind and thoughtful.
You all make me smile more.
Many Blessings

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/5/2009 11:53PM

    You make me smile and your words of encouragement, support and wisdom always make me think. For all this, I thank you!!!

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Just wanted to Share about Emotional Eating

Sunday, July 05, 2009

I was websufing tonight and came across a website by Scale Junkie. She had this great page on emotional eating and I just thought it would be great to share.
www.scalejunkie.com If anybody is interested.
Just thought another procreative gives us all a change to learn a little more on this journey of ours.
Overcoming Emotional Eating and Motivational Quotes
Wednesday, January 9, 2008

When you eat with your head, not with your stomach, the pounds pour on
By Joy Bauer TODAYShow.com contributor

Emotional eating is when you eat in response to feelings rather than hunger, usually as a way to suppress or relieve negative emotions. Stress, anxiety, sadness, boredom, anger, loneliness, relationship problems and poor self-esteem can all trigger emotional eating. When emotions determine your eating habits rather than your stomach, it can quickly lead to overeating, weight gain and guilt.

If you find yourself regularly eating in response to emotions, try to break the habit with some of my strategies below.

Learn to recognize your hunger
Before you automatically pop something into your mouth. Rate your hunger on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being ravenous and 5 being full. Make every effort to avoid eating when youíre a 4 or a 5.

Find alternatives to eating
Prepare a list of activities that are personally appealing and handy. Perhaps go for a walk, call a friend, listen to nostalgic music (anything that brings you back to a happy time), take a hot shower or bath, clean your house, polish your nails, surf the Internet, schedule outstanding appointments, watch something on TiVo, clean your purse, organize your closet, look through a photo album, etc.

Keep a food journal
Logging your food will help to identify your toughest time frames. It will also make you accountable, so perhaps youíll be less apt to reach for unnecessary food.

Three-food interference
Make the commitment to first eat three specific healthy foods before starting on comfort foods (i.e., an apple, handful of baby carrots and a nonfat yogurt). If after that, you still want to continue with your comfort foods, give yourself permission. However, most of the time, the three foods are enough to stop you from moving on.

Exercise regularly
Daily exercise relieves stress and puts you in a positive mindset, which provides greater strength to pass on the unhealthy fare.

Get enough sleep
Research shows that sleep deprivation can increase hunger by decreasing leptin levels, the appetite-regulating hormone that signals fullness. Furthermore, with adequate sleep, youíll be less tired and have more resolve to fight off the urge to grab foods for comfort.

Unknown Author: Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.
Vince Lombardi: It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up.

Winston Churchill: Never, never, never, never give up.

Eleanor Roosevelt.: No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a
rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.

Horace: Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Benjamin Franklin You may delay, but time will not.

David Viscott
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.

Eleanor Roosevelt
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Lee Iacocca
You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.

Unknown Author
You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.
Unknown Author

You don't realize how strong a person really is until you see them at their weakest moment.

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    Thank you for sharing this -- I realllllly needed the reminders and suggestions of what to do when I get the urge to feed my emotions. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/5/2009 11:26PM

    Thanks for sharing this great blog with us!
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KCRO62 7/5/2009 11:19PM

    Great blog! :)

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Happy 4th of July

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Birthday America.. You have come a long way baby!!!
Many lives have served you well and continue to do so. Many tears have been shed and blood spilled. Yet you still are a proud land, filled with courageous people. Lady Liberty stands strong and proud, She weathered the tragedy of 9/11 and all the world pulled together in Brotherhood and compassion.
Today we face other challenges, many hardships and yet On your birthday we are once again joined together as one.
God Bless America and God Bless Our troops!!!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/5/2009 11:21PM

    Donna, What a great blog!!! Thank you so much for sharing. You are such a wonderful inspiration to all of us. America is definitely beautiful and the grandest place of all to live!!! May God continue to bless America!!!
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    Thank you for the inspiration. God bless America! emoticon

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Leap of Faith

Thursday, July 02, 2009

I just took a leap of faith and found self confidence. Wow I am shaking and it was just a little jump to most but to me it is huge.
I just posted my SP beginning photo. I can't believe I came out from hiding and did it. this is the most current one I have of me.
Boy... i can't believe that I DID IT.
Some people may not understand why it is such an important step. I think that is ok.
what I won't do is post a picture of what I was when I was at my 150 lbs when I was in my 20's and would love to look like again.. but that is about close to 40 years ago..
I decide for each goal I reach I will try to have confidence enough to take a photo and post it.

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    You won't regret posting this when 6 months or a year down the road you want to post another pic of the improving you. Congrats and best wishes on your journey. We're all in this together.

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I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

It is my privilege to say those. A Long time ago my Dad came on a boat at 6 years old by himself in 1912 to live with his mother. He worked hard, became an American Citizen and taught us to Love and Honor Our Country. He said that his life began when he came here. Sure there were hardships, WWI, the Great Depression, WWII Korea, Viet Nam. He never served in any war. He couldn't, but he worked in the defense plants in WWII. Worked hard at trying to keep his family safe. He appreciated Life. He always said.. He saw it all and still stood proud to Be An American Citizen. The National Anthem brought tears to his eyes as it does mine.
I will cry when I hear it, no matter where I am. I am grateful for all the sacrifices that are made for my rights to live in American. I am so grateful to my Dad for making this His Home and my being Born and raised an American. It saddens me so that some people take it for granted. Call me a Flag Waver and I will stand up and Say.. You Are Darn A Right... Well I wouldn't really say Darn but I didn't want to offend anyone.
Citizen ship is an Honor and A privilege look at all who walked the grounds of Ellis Island and many other ports. To fulfill their dreams. There are still people coming here. I won't go into how.
Independence Day, the 4th of July, is a day to pay tribute and to honor those Men and women who served and still serve, defend and maintain our Nationís Freedom and Independence. Thus by providing and affording us the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their patriotism, all people and communities together with a common goals: the celebration of our Nationís birthday.
All those who Freely and without question r what the price is they have to pay.
I do not mean in the monetary sense, I mean in what each and every one of those devoted have paid and continue to pay on a daily basis. Their friends, their families, their children and their community also are paying for those rights., that we need to reflect and honor.
Look at the world around us and see all that is happening. Yet we can stand and protest and demonstrate and march and all because of those who have marched and still march in front of us.
Thank You All and I Pledge allegiance to The Flag !!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/5/2009 11:24PM

    Donna, Continue waving our wonderful flag and wearing your pride in our great country!!! Thank you for sharing....from one proud American to another.
God bless America and God bless you my friend!!!
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MYBABYNO1 7/3/2009 2:53PM

    Amen Sister! I am proud to be an American! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 7/2/2009 3:02AM

    It's wonderful to see the pride you have in your country.



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RAVENCREST1 7/1/2009 8:43PM

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No truer words. Thank you for a great blog. People tend to forget about all the sacrifices made so we can be free. I will "Never Forget" and fly my flag proudly. (I also get emotional during the National Anthem) Have a great 4th. emoticon

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JUDITHHELEN 7/1/2009 7:50PM

    What a beautiful commentary! Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope you have a fantasmagorical 4th of July! Hope you can go to a parade somewhere and wave your flag. Our town still has a wonderful old-fashioned parade and it is always such a happy time. This year we have friends from Canada visiting and this will be their first 4th of July. We'll go to the parade, the chicken barbeque and fireworks and have a wonderful time. I hope your 4th will be a happy new beginning for you!
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EWESFLUFFY1 7/1/2009 3:43PM

    Well said. I'm right there with you!

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