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WHATīS FOR DINNER MOM...............IS THAT ALL!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

ever felt un apreciated.my nearly 8 year old made me feel that way today.i have just spent the best part of three hours in the kitchen preparing dinner including making my own pitta bread to be said is that all.any one else have this problem?i have to make everything from scratch even the carrot juice etc because of zakariyaīs allergies and what thanks do i get.

i have made,pitta bread,rice natural and wild with vegtables to go with it,a meat and spinach sauce and because my husband requested it some kebabs made with lamb mincedmeat and bulgar(try to cut down the amount of meat he eats.which is why i madethe pitta bread.a vegtable soup.freshly preshed carrot juice i still have to press the lemons for lemonade and i still have the salad to make.donīt worry i wont be eating it all and nor will the kids they usually have a bit of everything but my husband always like to have a choice as he never knows what he feels like eating and is always changing his mind.now a question.if you offered that to your kids.would they say IS THAT ALL????can you see why i donīt feel appreciated.

my husband just phoned he is doing the shopping and he asked do i want cake or duck for tomorrow.(it is our wedding anniversary)i said duck as zakariya canīt eat the cake and i would have to make one for him anyway so iīll will bake a cake we can all eat.you might thionk awe nice her husband remembered their anniversary.not so he forgot,zakariya just reminded him that is why he asked.guess who will have to prepare and cook the duck tomorrow on top of making a cake.you guessed right.it would have been nicer if i was invited out for a meal.oh well.i suppose i will get duck to eat tomorrow at least.whatīs the betting when i tell my son what we eat tomorrow it will be.IS THAT ALL!!!!!

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UMMRANIA 12/26/2010 3:14AM

    *bighug* Hey you know your reward is from Allah so khiran inshaAllah. Make sure to tell him exactly all of what you wrote here. Tell him all that you do and show him over and over and over again until he feels thankful. Show him the video "chicken ala carte" (youtube it) and that will make him feel thankful. Alhamdullilah its pretty normal, but if you keep working on it, they will someday realize it. My kids passed this pretty quick, and now they even thank me if its frozen pizza. alhamdullilah

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MOMMYTO1IN2012 12/6/2010 1:10AM

    Well, I don't have kids yet, but I can relate a bit just when cooking for my boyfriend. I really love to cook, so I don't feel like I'm slaving away or anything, but sometimes, it's just nice to hear that you are appreciated. I agree with a previous comment - I think next year on your anniversary, your hubby should either cook for you or that KITCHEN CLOSED sign goes up!

How about having your oldest son help you a bit in the kitchen? Maybe then he can learn what it's like to prepare meals and learn what his mummy does every day. Also, it could be really good mother/son bonding! I'm sure your meals are delicious, by the way! Fresh squeezed juice sounds amazing! Oh, and I promise to get you my quick and easy healthy chocolate cake recipe this week.

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RUFFESS47 12/3/2010 12:04AM

    I to used to feel like you do about the amount of cooking that I did for the family. With 1 son not allowed to have artificial flavourings or he was "climbing the walls"
it was extra work
What you have cooked sound delicious to me

I worked so when I baked it all had to be in the deep freeze before the "vultures came home from school. If it was still cooling on the bench 3/4 would be gone.
Every meal I cooked disappeared into 4 bottomless pits and I always had to have seconds available. My late husband said if it wasn't good they wouldn't eat it. That was his back handed compliment. Now they are all tall adults
Now my partner tells people I am a great cook and my grand children always ask me to cook biscuits when I visit. Now when I am with them we all cook together

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MUSIC66 11/22/2010 9:19PM

    sound delicious my 14 year old askes me whats for dinner.

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PATJ7084 11/21/2010 2:49PM

    Next anniversay put up a sign KITCHEN CLOSED lol emoticon

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JO*ANNE*IE 11/20/2010 10:45PM

    I must say, My Precious Friend, your Spark friends have already echoed my experienece as a wife, mom, friend .... The only tragedy is that you ever take the mumblings of a good boy who is not old enough yet, to understand what it means to honor his mother fully and completely in word and deed.. Plase don't take it personally for they are words uttered by an unknowing child ; although a vhild who loves his moyher. I hope you make yoir aniversary a special one .. and i agree: going out to dinner would be perfect.xoxo

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JAMALSCUTIE 11/20/2010 9:22PM

    wow I feel you sister. InshaAllah one day your kids will have kids and then they will realize how much you did for them, Sorry but you might have to wait a while (-:

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JUDITH1654 11/20/2010 9:10PM

    Make them a bowl of cereal and THEN let them say "Is that all?" LOL

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ASHARON 11/20/2010 7:51PM

    Sounds like a great dinner! Kids say things without thinking!!!

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SUSIEPH1 11/20/2010 3:53PM

    Hi Darling friend .. I totally agree with the previous blog .. You have to explain to both your husband and child .. what a effort it is to have a cafateria running every day! cos that sound like exactly what you do ...
I would just cook a meal and if it isn't appriciated I would pick it up from in front of them and put it in the bin !! .
They will soon learn that they need to eat what is in front of them and apriciate it ... Much love Sweetheart ...Hugs Susie

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NOT_GUILTY 11/20/2010 2:44PM

    Kids that age don't realize it, Karen. But you have to teach him, and that will make you feel better, too. Tell him what is wrong with what he said. Explain it to him from your perspective: Hey, Zakariya, you know, that's a lot of work for me to do all that food prep and part of maturing is needing to learn to have consideration for others and you are now old enough to start to think about how things are for other people. It makes me feel like you do not value or appreciate me when you are dismissive of my efforts on behalf of this family . . . or something like that . . . ??

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JCARDINAL 11/20/2010 2:43PM

    We spoil our children. Everything sounds delicious and you should be very proud of all your had work!

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LAUROCHKA 11/20/2010 2:29PM

    Sounds delicious!

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DEANABABY 11/20/2010 2:16PM

    I have to say that sounds like one delicious dinner! emoticon
Children often say things that make us feel unappreciated, but you know how hard you work for your family- and one day your kids will realize it as well.

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DEE797 11/20/2010 2:15PM

    My ds doesn't have allergies but is a very picky eater. He will only eat certain things although he has been trying a few things here and there lately. I so know where you are coming from. I end up making ds something cause he won't eat what the rest of us are having, so feeling like a short order cook at times.

You are amazing with all that you make from scratch. emoticon

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new incentive to help me get to goal.woo hoo

Saturday, November 13, 2010

when you have been on this journey for a while every now and then you might need a new incentive to get yourself back in gear again so do speak.you wont if you are one of those very determined people who once they have made up there mind nothing and noone will get in their way.but i am sorry to say i am not one of them people,i often let my life and what is happening to it get in my way,i let my emotions and my emotional eating get in my way.though i have to say i am getting better.up to date i have lost 111.5lbs(51.5lbs since joining sp)and still have 59.5lbs to go(maybe more as when i get to my set goal i might decide to lose more)those who have followed me on sp know that this is not the true figures.they are the ones thet count but the true figures go along the line of i have lost about 400lbs over the years and have kept loosing it and putting it back on.i would like to say that this has never happened to me since i joined sp but that would be only lieing to myself (like when i put back on 23lbs after the worse holiday of my life and nearly losing my son).but the point is i did lose it again even if it took 9 months to do so,i did stop myself before i got to the stage of putting all the weight back on i lost and more(that has also happened in the past)so you see i am getting better ,i am not emotionally eating as much as i used to do in the past,i am not when i do emotionally eating letting it last as long as i used to let it.i am not giving up all together as i have done on numerous occassions in the past and i am acepting that i have this problem and not beating myself up on it but trying to do damage limitations.but even with all that i do need everynow and then a new inspiration a little edge, a head start so to say to keep me on track and my goal insite.as those who read my friend feed know that this last week i reached one of my mini goals i had from the start which was to get below 220lbs to get to use the kids trampolin.using the kids trampoline will have to wait a while but at least i know i could use it.so trying to think of a really good incentive to reach the goal so to speak i came up with a big one and my husband has agreed to go along with it.this month we have our 9th wedding anniversary i have asked my husband if he would be prepared to renew our wedding vows for our tenth anniversary as i would love to wear a dress similar to what his sister wore for her wedding(see the photo on my spark page in my photos,)if not that but one similar rather than the kraften type dress i actually wore at my wedding which made me look even bigger than my 330lbs i weighed at the time.so that means i have now just over a year to get to goal and can also spend that time dreaming of what dress to wear.maybe this time round we could get to have a honeymoon which we never got last time round.who knows.this will also mean this is the third time have have changed my date to reach goal(tha first was may the first this year for my 45th birthday the second being for the end of this year which is now impossible) as i have never reached the last two goal dates.this time i will meet it i have more incentive and it should be also very doable.only i can do this so it is up to me.what is that saying."if it has to be itīs up to me."canīt wait to post my new wedding photos for you all to see.you will have to wait a year for them but i can asure you it will be worth the wait.

once again thank you to all my spark friends i couldnīt have got this far without you.you rock.

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MAKEROOM4ME 11/17/2010 7:43PM

    Oh boy ... You have done such a wonderful job. The journey is rough at times, but you have not stopped - good for you. Now, I will follow your lead.

How beautiful life is ... you are beautiful. emoticon emoticon

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CICI510 11/16/2010 11:59AM

    What an amazing incentive! I cannot wait to see you in your wedding dress!!!

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REAL_FOOD 11/15/2010 9:10PM

    Love that idea...and I know you will feel like a princess in your dress. It's a great motivation!

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MOBAYGIRL 11/15/2010 10:08AM

    A beautiful incentive. I know you can do this Karen just look at all you have lost so far, that is wonderful. ALL your SPARK Friends are here cheering you on and ready to help dust you off when you stumble and know we will NEVER judge you as we have been or are right where you are.

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MONAMOM 11/14/2010 6:42PM

    That is really a great incentive! emoticon

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JO*ANNE*IE 11/14/2010 2:57PM

    After over 3 years on Spark, you remain a splendid example and inspiration of what commitment and dedication to one's Self is about. Despite what has transpired in your life -- with your family, your children and yourself, you dust yourself off and forge onward!! The blessing and gift of you is knowing you and knowing that you can accomplish anything you want to, once you put your mind and heart in it fully and completely!! Blessings to you, My Friend!

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MUSIC66 11/14/2010 3:55AM

    you can do it

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LAUROCHKA 11/14/2010 3:45AM

    That's a great incentive. Good luck with it. I'm sure with the idea of renewing your vows to spur you on you'll do great!

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MOMMYTO1IN2012 11/13/2010 11:59PM

    Karen -

What a fantastic incentive. You can get there, I know you can. And you will look beautiful in the dress you want!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/13/2010 11:40PM

    How exciting !
Renewing your vows, and having another ceremony, is going to be so wonderful !
Congratulations !
I just know that you will look great in your new dress !
I'm sure that the ceremony will be wonderful ; everyone will be so happy and proud !
Good for you, Karen !
You can do it !

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PAULA3420 11/13/2010 11:15PM

    I am holding my breath, just know you will look amazing in your new dress. AND, I KNOW YOU WILL REACH YOUR GOALS!!

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MILLISMA 11/13/2010 9:36PM

    Karen, I am so proud of you and agree with everyone else.....you CAN do it and you WILL do it. Can't wait to see that photo of you in that beautiful dress.

emoticonMary Anne

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UMMRANIA 11/13/2010 3:00PM

    You dont know how proud I am of you. When I read this I feel so ashamed that I am like giving up with my 20 pounds.....JazakAllahuKhiran for inspiring me, it CAN be done, I cant wait to see those pictures!

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JCARDINAL 11/13/2010 1:38PM

    Great goal Karen, good luck!

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HALLALUYAH 11/13/2010 12:35PM

    Hey Everhopeful.....You are truly an inspiration to us all, keep on lighting that Spark and I can't wait to see new pix. God bless you my friend.
Love Luyah emoticon

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DEE797 11/13/2010 12:08PM

    I know you can achieve this goal. What a terrific incentive for you. Can't wait to see the photos. Wishing you continued success on your journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUZYBEEDEBRA 11/13/2010 11:52AM

    Sounds good - you can do it !

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JUDITH1654 11/13/2010 11:42AM

    emoticon I have total faith in you. You have come so far! You CAN do it!!! emoticon

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MRSWHITEWOLF 11/13/2010 11:22AM

    You can do it!

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/13/2010 10:55AM

    You can do it, Karen! I'm right behind you!

Hugs! Beverly

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HIPPIE44 11/13/2010 9:24AM

    Sounds like a great incentive! ;)

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ON2VICTORY 11/13/2010 8:45AM

    wow, 111 lbs - thats a woo hoo 4 u! nice job recovering from the weaker moments. its not how many times you are down, itw how many times you get back up. just make sure it is one more than the times you were down.

Having a supportive mate is everything!

great job!

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i mean this from the bottom of my heart.thank you spark people.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

this is for you spark guy,all the staff,and all the people here especially my spark buddies who keep me going when i donīt always feel like it.thank you.


sorry for some reason the link doesnīt seem to work.it was the song wind beneath my wings.that is what you all are.

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SUSIEPH1 11/13/2010 5:22AM

    Karen My love .. you have it in you to reach your goal .. if you have the strength to go through that very serious op on your own!! .
Then you have the strength to lose that weight !!.
I am being very honest with you and I think for some reason you don't think you deserve to do this ... you really do my friend ...
Do you really want your children to grow up not knowing their mother ? because if you don't address this problem, you are not going to see them grow up and marry and have children of their own..
You need to look after yourself to be able to look after them...
Do you want them to be in the same position you were in ..?
Looking after your siblings because your mother lost her life?
Darling Girl, I love you and care for you and your family to much, to let that happen to you..
Life is to be lived . Please try to get fit and healthy if not for your sake, at least for your children sake .. If I can help in any way.. Please Please let me know ... much love to you all ... Susie xx

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JUDITH1654 11/9/2010 3:09AM

    We are very grateful for YOU!!! emoticon

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SABA_MALI 11/8/2010 1:50AM

    aaawww thanks alot:) i knoww it works wonders for everyone:)

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JAMALSCUTIE 11/7/2010 9:41PM

    Thank-you too! you made me feel very welcome on spark!

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MILLISMA 11/7/2010 2:04PM

    Karen, that's what friends are for!


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SUSIEPH1 11/7/2010 2:02PM

    Hi Sweetie , You are always here for us too..
This is what Sparks is all about ....
Sometimes it is hard to hear the truth but my dear friend.... you took it on the chin!! So very proud of you ... Now ...today is a new start for you ...lets get moving !!! I am with you all the way!!
Love Susie emoticon

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LADYIRISH317 11/7/2010 12:27PM

    Glad we could help -- that's what we're here for.

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DEE797 11/7/2010 12:11PM

    Right back at ya Karen. emoticon emoticon

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MOBAYGIRL 11/7/2010 11:25AM

    BIG HUGS and right back at ya Karen.

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/7/2010 9:44AM

    One of my most favorite songs! We love you, too, Karen!

Hugs! Beverly

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KEAMOM1510 11/7/2010 6:13AM

    Karen, You are so sweet. emoticon emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/7/2010 5:42AM

    Yes - SparkPeople is such a wonderful organization ! I am so thankful
to be a part of it ! Thanks, again, Chris Downie , and the rest of your Team !

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am i being really honest with myself or am i making excuses?

Saturday, November 06, 2010

how committed am i?
do i really want this?
if i am really committed why havenīt i got to goal yet?
why havenīt i lost more?
why do i loose and keep putting back on?
does that mean i really donīt want to loose the weight in the first place?
what are my reasons for coming to spark people?
why to i stay?
are those reasons still valid?
do i still want this?is it worth it?
are my reasons for going away from my healthy lifestyle on occasions?
are those reasond real or just excuses?
can i let stress get the better of me?
should i let stress get the better of me?
do i know how i got big in the first place?
do i still do the same things that made me big ?
when yes why?
have i any self control?
have i any self esteem?
do i even know what the last two are?
what do i want from life?what do i have to do to get what i want out of life?
am i doing them?
if not why not?

here are just a few questions i ask myself everynow and then and it is something i think we should all ask ourself now and then no matter how far we are on this journey or even if we are where we want to be.the trick is being honest when you answer.only you know weather you are being honest or not.i know i havenīt been as honest as i could be with my self.if i had been i am sure i would be further in on my journey than i am so all i have to say is


thankls for taking time to read this blog for me.hope it helps you clarify some areas in your life liked it helped me and please feel free to kick butt every now and again,my butt too.

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GAIL461 11/8/2010 8:02AM


Thanks for reminding us all that we are worth it! HUGS. Gail

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    You are right those are the very questions that I have to ask myself. Thank you Karen. Your friendship means so much to me. emoticon

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MOBAYGIRL 11/7/2010 11:27AM

    What a great list of questions to ask ourselves. Thank you Karen for blogging from your heart.

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JOFOR15 11/6/2010 11:07PM

  Being truthful to yourself is not always easy, but it is helpful.

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/6/2010 10:48PM

    Interesting questions! I'm just now starting into the answers myself! Keep us posted!!

Hugs! Beverly

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AFTERMYKIDS 11/6/2010 8:47PM

    So many great questions. Some of many I have asked myself. I always wonder why we would Lie to ourself. WHO are we hurting? It's not like it's HeLPING us if we lie to ourself emoticon Thanks for the emoticonWE all could use one ONCE in a while!

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SUSIEPH1 11/6/2010 5:45PM

    Wonderful Blog Karen .. Yes it is hard to hear the truth even from ones self..
I am so glad you are realising it is total commitment or why bother at all .
This is what I tell my self every day! When I wake up at 5.30 am and it is cold outside and just so lovely and snug in my bed..
Why would I want to get out and get dressed and head off to the Pool and Gym in the dark and the rain ?
.My answer to myself?
Because I want too .. I want to execise and eat well .. I want to be healthy and fit I want to see my children and grandchildren grow up and be successful in life ...and most of all I want to live!!
great Blog darling ... I love you !! Susie
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DEE797 11/6/2010 2:40PM

    Very good questions. You are right we do need to be honest with not only ourselves but also with our ability to attain the goals we have set. Very thought provoking. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and for being my friend. emoticon emoticon

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MINIDRIVER63 11/6/2010 2:22PM

    Good questions! The ones I ask are:

What am I doing today to help me meet my goals?

How does this action help me meet my goals?

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ACIMPEGGY 11/6/2010 2:19PM

    I think we all have moments of doubt...but I believe we need to figure our (small) treats in to our daily calorie (etc) ranges so as not to feel deprived and go off on a binge.

The greatest fears are the fear of failure and the fear of success! Are some people afraid to succeed thinking they won't need their Spark friends any more? Not true! I have seen lots of pages under Motivation ... pages of people at goal who say they are at goal for varying lengths of time because they DO stay on SP!

As to why we get big in the first place, there are probably many reasons. They usually involve just plain NOT living the lifestyle (balanced nutrition, fitness, water and sleep) that Spark People recommends!

For myself, just like Toastmasters and A Course in Miracles, I feel I'll be on Spark People FOREVER!

Here's wishing a wonderful friend an equally wonderful weekend! emoticon

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LISAWILLBEFIT 11/6/2010 1:42PM

    Those are extremely important questions that we all need to aks ourselves all the time.Thanks for remionding me.Lisa

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JCARDINAL 11/6/2010 1:22PM

    Thanks Karen! All good questions.

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HIPPIE44 11/6/2010 1:15PM

    All good things to think about.

There are times when I think i'm being too hard on myself and as soon as I do that I think, no, i'm not being hard enough! LOL!

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PAULA3420 11/6/2010 1:05PM

    Hello my friend, Karen,

You are always very thoughtful and on point. You hit the nail on the head!!! It is most important to be honest with ourselves so we can learn and grow and reach our goals. I also believe it is a process and it takes some meat longer to cook than others and that is OK.

I love having you for a friend and thanks for taking the time to visit with me as often as you do. YOU are a VERY GOOD FRIEND. emoticon emoticon

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BUTRFNGRZ 11/6/2010 12:20PM

    Oh yes, it is so easy to be dishonest with ourselves. We make excuses and justify our actions - or inactions! emoticon I think it's very good to ask ourselves these questions from time to time and get ourselves back on track!! emoticon

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SUNSHINE6859 11/6/2010 12:14PM

    Thanks for the blog! Have we met? Do you know me? Sure sounds like you do. These are question I ask myself almost daily but more often than not, I ignore the answer. It indeed is time to get honest with myself, clarify some areas in my life and kick some major butt.

Thanks for the swift kick in the butt, I needed it! emoticon


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UMMRANIA 11/6/2010 11:44AM

    Assalamu Aliakum

Yes, very valid questions we all need to ask ourselves sometimes. One question I need to always ask myself is, "do I really want to have this because it feels good to eat, or do I just feel that I am not worthy of taking care of myself?"

Thanks for the inspiration and the constant encouragement, I know I would probably have given up if I didnt have your support!

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i guess it is time for another update.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

sorry it has been so long since my last blog.it was not as if i had nothing to say but more the case i didnīt have the time.alot has happened since my last blog.first i was still putting on weight but the last 2weeks that has done a turn around and i lost 5 lbs.i hope this turn around will be around for a while and doesnīt decide to make another u turn.i guess that is down to me though lol.just altered one of my mini goals and that is to reach one-der-land by my 2nd spark anniversary(23lbs)which is 8 weeks away which will be an average of 3lbs a week.must just pull my socks up and my pants in i guess.also just noticed that i am only 2.5lbs away from my other mini goal and that is to loose enough weight to use the kids trampoline.plan to do that this week all being well but i wont be able to use it because of the op but at least i would know i could use it.this will be a big biggy for me.will keep you all informed.since the last blog my husband and the kids are all back home .ayman has been in hospital for 4 days .he is still ill though.zakariya is also ill.talking of zakariya we have been fighting to keep him in main stream school which had involved lots of meetings with schools,social workers,drīs etc.i am afraid to say we lost that fight and zakariya must go to a special school.which means now sorting out cancelling fees,sorting out new school fees seeing about getting help with the school fees etc.also have a lot more drīs visit test etc for the new school for his accessment etc.so will also be buzy with that for a while.have been buzy baking and organising things for zakariya to have a leaving party at his after school club and his school.baking cakes and doing goodie bags for 50 kids in total anbd i didnīt eat a single cake or sweet.hope this is a sign for the coming up halloween.re me.i am still having a lot of back pain(upper right shoulder blades region)with the lung embolies and still going twicw a week for the quick/IRN worth for my tablets amount.but with the iron injections i only have to go once a week now.woo hoo.i am still having a lot of pain in my right ankle bone ,the dr thinks it is athrose i have an appointment with the orthopedic on the 3rd of november but have to cancel it now as aymans lung specialist appointment is on the same day and time(the earliest the lung specialist could fit him in)and that is more important.who knows how long i will have tó wait for my next orthopedic appointment i waited 5 weeks for this one.so is life when you have kids i guess.hubby is also not well he has toothache and his dentist is on holiday till tuesday where he has an appointment.hands up who can tell me how my husband is acting(yes you guessed it like a big baby and that it is theend of the world.)so thatīs it up to know that is the total update i donīt think i missed anything out except this.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticoni couldnīt have done it all without your wonderful support you all help me keep going and not give up so you can all do the same.keep going and never give up and donīt forget to smile emoticon

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PATJ7084 11/4/2010 6:09PM

    sounds a really hectic time, dont suppose you get much ME time emoticon

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ADORNED2 11/4/2010 12:49PM

    Sounds like to me you are doing Great under the circumstances - with sickness in the family - that creates Stress and stress plays havoc with weight loss (moreso in women than men I think )
Glad to hear your baby is doing better
Sorry to hear Hubby is having tooth problems and that you have to put off your appt - is it arthritis that is causing the discomfort?

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PRAIRIECROCUS 10/31/2010 3:03AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss !
One-der-land is getting closer and closer !
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family !
Best Wishes to you all !
Have a nice, safe Halloween !

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JUDITH1654 10/30/2010 9:28PM

    You are doing great! I really don't know how you keep going like you do and maintain such a terrific attitude but you sure motivate so many of us! Will be praying for your entire family. Thank God for modern medicine, eh? emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 10/30/2010 4:46PM

    emoticon You need a computer or a secretary just to keep track of appointments!!
Here's hoping you keep heading in the right direction and that all turns out well for your family!
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TYEASLEY 10/30/2010 3:11PM

    Congrats on the weight loss. emoticon HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! emoticon

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JCARDINAL 10/30/2010 2:42PM

    Way to go on the 5 lbs Karen! With all that's going on in your life that is a real accomplishment. Men are such babies when they don't feel well, my husband acts like he's the only one who's ever been sick. Take care!

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SLOLOSER 10/30/2010 2:05PM

    It sounds tough. Just hang in there.

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ERNURSERN 10/30/2010 12:13PM

    Karen HOW THE HECK do you keep going??? YOU are amazing!! I have said it before and I will say it again I sure wish I was closer so I could help you!!! Well I will just keep praying for you and the kids...and now for your husband's tooth!!!

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POSITIVELY_EB 10/30/2010 9:09AM

    emoticon back at ya, Karen! So glad to hear that everyone is home again. I know you missed them like crazy!!

Hugs! Beverly

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MUSIC66 10/30/2010 4:48AM

    my orthepedic appointment was postphoned to the twenty 29th of november due to an over book clinic i know how frustrating it can be.

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SUSIEPH1 10/30/2010 4:48AM

    Congratulations on the 5lb loss Karen,, doing well my dear.
Sorry to hear all your Boys are still unwell .It must be such a trying time for you.
You did really well cooking all those lovely yummies and not eating any ..

Well done my friend.
I hope you get to see your Orthopaedic doctor very soon about your foot , it must be very sore.
Thanks for such a long newsy blog .. it is good to catch up ..
Take Care Love to all .. Susie

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