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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I read something very interesting this morning. It had to do with a person being true to themself and it ended with these words:

"YOU ARE A UNIQUE INDIVIDIAUL and GOD made you exactly the way HE intended."

God knew before I was born that I would be this way and He made me anyway. I am here for a purpose, I have all the talents that I need to fulfill whatever He had in mind for me. Instead of fighting it, I should embrace His plan for whom am I to try to improve upon it?

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LGAR519 12/20/2011 10:45AM

    God gave me the talent to be a nurse but he didn't mean for me to let myself go and get obese. I'm sure he is very upset by all the times I have tried to lose weight and failed. Maybe I'll get it right this time! And be more pleasing in his sight. (Know he still loves me though!)

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Whose choice should it be?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Today I met a very nice young woman at the pool. She was overweight and walked with a limp but the water was good for her and I started talking to her while I was exercising. She had been in a car accident and shattered her knee, had several surgeries and was told to absolutely lose weight immediately. The MD's wanted her to get gastric bypass and she didn't want it. So they put her on a 900 calorie diet and told her that if it didn't work, surgery was in the future and she could end up in a wheel chair.

I listened to her, let her ramble and thought to myself this girl is not going to make it. She is not ready for a strict 900 calorie diet, or for any diet at all. Her mind is on the pain she feels from her knee, on top of all her other problems. When she was done I told her about SP and a few other sites on the computer that might help her. She wasn't interested. I told her how much I had been helped and how I had lost weight. I asked if they had suggested talking to a therapist and she said that they did but she didn't want to do that either. I told her that there was a lot of help out there available but she would have to be able to accept it for it to work.

My heart goes out to her and I wished her well. She is still young and to be forced to face issues that she is not ready to face could screw up her life forever. It's so sad. I only hope that someday a light goes off and she decides to try SP, a site like it or get some kind of help. I remember my younger years and the diets I did on and off. I wasn't ready or even able to commit back then and none of them worked. I was lucky that my health didn't depend on it. In my old age, I opened my mind and let in new possibilities and have been rewarded. I said a small prayer that someday soon, her mind will open and it will be the start of a new journey. It was all I could do.

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LGAR519 12/20/2011 10:52AM

    When I was younger, I don't think I would have listened either. You think that getting older will never come! And then, before you know it old age and pain is here. I will pray for her.

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RAYNEVALO 12/20/2011 9:29AM

    Maybe at that moment she was unwilling to let the help in but I bet it is in the back of her mind the great advice you gave her and it just may save her life in her darkest hour.

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BLEGNER1 12/19/2011 7:17PM

    I will join you in prayer for her.
God bless

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MPLONDKE 12/19/2011 5:09PM

  Wow, I feel for her too, but I agree she just doesn't seem prepared to make a choice. The pressure from her doctors must be hard, and a 900 calorie diet would just be brutal. At least you offered the information, and she can use this resource in the future.

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Coming closer....

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The days are passing quickly and I'm excited about all the hubbub. It's gotten a bit colder but not bad. Someone complained that the heated pools were too cold so the guy in charged raised them 7 degrees. That will accomade us older folks who love to use the pool but can stay in it too long. I still wouldn't think of complaining, I would just use them how they were and adjust my time accordingly but I'm awful happy that someone did say something. It's such a small thing but I know it will raise the cost of maintaining them. In this economy, I'm very aware of how much things cost and don't like to be an added burden on others, esp when it's not a necessity. Other people have no problem with getting what they want. My SIL feels if she is paying for something, she wants it right and her way. There are a lot of times, I get embarrassed by this. Everyone has their own attitude.......

So I talked to my Mom and she is doing great. I'm so relieved. She is looking forward to the holiday and is having Christmas eve at her house (although my sister does all the work and brings all the food) and then my sister is having everyone over her own house for Christmas day. God Bless my sister who puts up with so much and doesn't squeek a peep.

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LGAR519 12/18/2011 6:23PM

    In Virginia, we call that being "pushy"! And I'm not in the least but Hubby is! Good for your Mom. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

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One more week!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's Saturday already and another week has gone by. My shopping is done, the decorations are up, only 2 more gifts to wrap ( I had to wait to find boxes and then when hubbie ate some crackers, the box was perfect). I can feel the excitment in the air. The menus are planned for both Christmas eve and Christmas day and all the foods are bought. No need to buck the crowds this week. It's the little attention to details that will make this holiday special. My wish for this holiday is peace. May you all enjoy this week without running yourself wild, things don't need to be perfect to be enjoyed. Have a very happy week!

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BLEGNER1 12/19/2011 7:42PM

    Sounds as though you pretty well have things under control. Wish I could say the same thing. I will make it through and it will be good for us all.
Blessings of the season

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CTUPTON 12/17/2011 7:13PM

    Oh my god! Nope I won't be ready! No way! No how! Daughter and her BF are staying over. I have a few gifts bought for them and hubby. Actually, I'd like to wait till after the holiday to shop. those catalogs come and I never have any money left. Maybe I will do it differently this year. We are all adults. I did get a couple of DVDs online that I know we will watch over and over again. Chris emoticon

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LGAR519 12/17/2011 10:11AM

    Unfortunately, I still have more shopping to do for groceries and my Mom a present! Payday isn't until the 21st. You have a Happy week too!

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Weird day today

Friday, December 16, 2011

A weird thing happened today. I am actually craving some good healthy food! Yesterday, I had a McDonalds/Sonic day and I made myself sick again. Why do I do this? Am I a sucker for punishment - yes. Will I do it again - yes. I never learn. When that feeling comes over me, there is no stopping me or talking me out of it. I don't know what the magic is of that food that calls me so strongly. Why it goes down so easily. And why does it need to be followed by sweets. So I went swimming yesterday, if I was going to eat, I was going to exercise too. However no amount of moving and sweating could compensate for what I ate.

Here I am today, back to eating the good stuff as in healthy stuff. Dear Lord, help me make it thru this day.

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LGAR519 12/16/2011 12:17PM

    I know how you feel. I pray the same prayer!

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DEELIN1960 12/16/2011 12:06PM

    You can do it! I know you can! Forget the past and start fresh today!

Hugs my Sparkfriend,

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