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Food choices today starting in childhood

Friday, June 01, 2012

Do you think that events that included food during our childhood influence choices as we age? I do. I can remember several things from when I was young that have made an impression on me even now.

My brother was going to be 10 in a few weeks and considered old enough to care for five year old me when our parents were gone for an hour during the Christmas holidays. Most likely he was, but neither of us could resist the call of the peanut butter fudge our mother had made for company. Between the two of us we ate it all!! Needless to say neither one of us care for it even today!! But chocolate fudge, until I couldn't eat it, held a real temptation for me.

Our mother came from the depression era, but lived on a farm where they grew their own veggies, milk products, and did their own slaughtering of some of their herd of cattle. Her mother was from the era when some illnesses ran rampent regarding how food was prepared. Between those things, she would as I said - cooked everything to death and as my brother says - until it tasted like shoe leather. That doesn't mean we like our food rare, but we do know the importance of cooking to a safe yet tasty doneness. We also enjoy our veggies that are cooked not to be mush!! Those were our choices growing up - mushy or raw. It is no wonder we didn't care that much for our veggies. As we grew up and had other tastes of these same things we came to love them better. By the time I was living with our mother as an adult, she was doing a lot better than she had when we were kids. There are some foods we still don't care for, though.

It wasn't until I went to college that I tasted shell fish. As much as I love crab and lobster meat, I still have not learned how to get them out of their shells. Those foods were never introduced to us. Mama used to tell us that everytime her dad sold a herd, he'd bring oysters home for the family, but she never fixed them for us, and I still don't care for them.

There are still a lot of food that I choose not to eat because of how I had them in my childhood. Then there are other ways to prepare them that I enjoy a lot. Tomatos are a good example. When I was young they were served with sugar on them, especially when I stayed with my grandparents. One day I was staying with my BFF and her mother served them with mayo and I loved them! That is the only way I would eat them.

Our father grew up at the same time, but they were in the city and ate quite differently. Some of those things carried over to our childhood and I find I enjoy them today, too. Stuffed cabbages, noodles, sour cream, and fish are some of them. My grandmother could stretch the hamburger with adding a lot of rice to the stuffed cabbage. She could also make a meal of noodles and sour cream witha little bit of fish.Several other dishes from that time that I still care for are mac and cheese and scalloped potatoes.

With all the advice in SP, I now still eat some of my favorites, but have lightened them up considerably.

One thing I have forgotten is my grandparents had black raspberries growing outside their back door. We could just take them as we walked by. To this day they are my favorite fruit.

What are your tales of food choices from when you were a kid?

Peace and love to all my Buds. And blessings, too.

Ev

  
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CHERIRIDDELL 6/3/2012 12:09AM

    Like Jean I love any kind of raspberry Black,red ,golden. I was a city girl and my Mum was a good cook but she grew up during the war so in England that meant rationing and I was not born till there was no rationing and my Mum never wanted me to go without.Fortunately I had a high metabolism but after my accident it caught up with me !

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HEALTHY4ME 6/2/2012 9:19AM

    LOL one thing I don't like cos of childhood is mustard, Dad always said don't put that dam$ baby shi$ near me. and I see the reg. yellow mustard and EWWW !! I am not a good try-er of food even now, but am getting better. For some reason both my kids are great at trying and eating diff foods.


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SANDRALEET 6/2/2012 6:48AM

    I grew up on a farm.What we grew we ate.We made our own jam. Canned meat and vegetables.I learned to eat many kinds of fruit vegetables meat.Love to cook.

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/2/2012 12:59AM

    I love Raspberries. How fun that you could pick, and eat them right there. I agree with you. I can't smell sauerkraut cooking to this day. My Dad loved it, so my Mom made it for him often. Same with cooked Spinach. As I got older I appreciated Spinach in a salad. At least I got that far lol. Oh, and my Dad was an avid steak eater. Back in the 50's you just didn't have the info you do now. So I rarely eat steak. Just as well eh? Thanks for your blog!

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Take time for yourself

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

With the week I've had, I decided I needed to take some "me" time today. So I went and had my hair cut and my nails done. Ohhhhhhhhhh did it all feel so good and relaxing.

My new hair cut is pixie like and I love it. It's going to be so easy to take care of. My hair has always been difficut to cut as it was very deceptive. It is so fine it looks like there is little there, yet it was thick, so there was much more. Whenever I found someone who could give me a good cut, I stayed with them.
All of that was before my treatments. Now it is fine and sparce in the front and on top. Wendy who cuts my hair, says it is has come back thick in the back as it used to be. She also said she was surprised that it grew in straight again (it has always been stick straight). But, she said it was darker than it was before. It had been a dark blonde, now she said it is blonde-brown - what is called dirty blonde.

Wendy is my third hairdresser since I've lived in FL. Sadly the first two have left us. The first one was from CPOD and she was in her mid-60's. The second was a dear friend and one of the first people I met here. She was in her early 50's when she died from breast cancer. We were in school together and she was very, very good with color. I think she even did a better job in corrective color than our teacher.

Pam and I had a comical relationship in a lot of ways. She was an only child and both of her parents had passed away. I was 2 1/2 months older than she. Anyway, when she was in the hospital, she told them I was her sister so I could get in to see her. When I started to work at the PD here, she was my trainer. We had an interesting time as I had never worked with so many codes and signals at the other department where I worked in OH. She would quiz me each day to help me learn all of them. Then when the writing was on the wall that our jobs were going to be taken over by the sheriff's office, we both decided to quit. The thing was, we made that decision independately from one another. Once I had made up my mind, I went to the voctional school and signed up for the cosmetology classes. When I got back to work, I told Pam before I turned my letter in to the chief. She started laughing and I was really confused. Then she told me she had already turned in her resignation!! She asked me what I was going to do and I told her. She laughed again. She had signed up for the same classes at the same time!! Of course not one person at the PD who believed that we didn't know what the other had done. It really was comical. We seemed to get into similar situations both at the PD and in school. We even got scheduled to take our state boards on the same day and location!

For my nails I have only had this one tech that I have now. Most of the time I gave myself manicures and Bob would give me pedicures. Today I had the manicure. The polish she used was a really pretty shade. In the bottle it looked purple, but once it was on, it is sort of irredesent. It is very light and one way it looks like light lavendar and when you move your fingers it looks like a very pale green. I love it and so does Bob. Denise does a fantastic job and I've had lots of compliments with some of the polishes she uses on me. During football season, she will always make them orange and blue - the Gators' colors!! She does a fantastic job and I'm really fortunate to have found her. Not only that but both young ladies work in the same salon.

So this is what I did for me to relax. It sure did take a lot of stress away. Now I need to find someone to give me facials and massages!! I used to get those in OH and they were so relaxing. I would come from having a massage and be like a rag doll!! My mom would give me two gift certificates for both - one at Christmas and one for my birthday. She couldn't have found a better gift for me! If you have never had them, I recommend you try one. Perhaps you could have them on your "Wish List" and be gifted like I was.

We have all worked hard on our journys and we need to take time for ourselves every so often as a reward. After all we are changing our life styles for ourselves so we owe ourselves "me" time.

Peace and love to each of you. I love all of you, my SP Buds.
Blessings,
Ev

  
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PIMPINELLAN50 6/1/2012 4:29PM

    We all need some TLC now and again.Good that you gave yourself a special treat! emoticon

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LOSTLIME 5/31/2012 7:34AM

    Good for you! Everyone needs me time!

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Q8PRINCESS 5/31/2012 12:31AM

    Having me time is great. Finding a good hairdresser and a good dentist is the hardest thing.

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KARIDIAN1 5/30/2012 10:06PM

    What a nice gift to yourself. Sounds wonderful. Jim and I cut our own hair so it has been over 20 years since I had to pay anyone to cut my hair.

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DRUIDPRINCESS 5/30/2012 6:34PM

    Congratulatios on realising the importance of looking after yourself! When you are feeling well and happy you enjoy life so much more and have so much more to give to others.
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MOM2ACAT 5/30/2012 3:08PM

    The new haircut sounds cute! When I first lost my hair in 2003, it grey in kind of grey-ish color, but it gradually changed back to blond. At least I know my roots did, I started coloring it again when it grew back.

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COACHPENNY 5/30/2012 2:49PM

    It's good to be good to yourself! Way to go, Ev!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/30/2012 11:30AM

    Me days are awesome. My idea of a me day is a tough hike! when you get a chance post a picture of the new hair cut, I want to see your pixie! emoticon

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SANDRALEET 5/30/2012 7:13AM

    Looking our best is a beg boast to how we feel. emoticon

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OPALMOON 5/30/2012 7:13AM

    Glad to hear you took some time out for yourself, Ev! Good for you!

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SHOES17 5/30/2012 6:33AM

    Fantastic! We do need to take time for ourselves! What wonderful examples of putting this into practice! Yeah you! emoticon

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GOLFLADY11 5/30/2012 1:01AM

    Way to go Ev! I walked the golf course today with my friends. I always enjoy it; I love to be outside and have a purpose. Then when I came home I made dinner and played with my grandson. He and I went outside to play after dinner and I left the dishes to his Mom and Gramps. My whole body right now feels like it could use a massage! I really enjoyed your blog! Good for you for pampering yourself.

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JAMER123 5/30/2012 12:25AM

    What a wonderful day for you! We each need to reward ourselves for all the work we do to get our bodies in better shape! i have my nails done and hair colored when cut. I also have massages every 2 weeks which is a deep tissue massage. I may work on the pedicure reward some day down the line if the Dr. okays it as I have a neuropathy in my feet.
Thank you for sharing you day with us.
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FLEMIDG 5/29/2012 11:39PM

    Sounds like you had a nice relaxing time. We need to treat ourselves once in a while. I love going for a massage. Once in a while two of my friends and I get together and go to the spa for the day. I always get an aromatherapy massage. It feels just so restful and relaxing and takes all the aches and pains out of my back. Take care of yourself.

Darlene

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Questions and Answers

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thank you my Buds for all your comments on my last blog. Here are some comments, answers to questions, and perhaps a question or two.

I have updated everything/drivers that needed it. I always reboot everyday and with my laptop I reboot each session I finish. I know it cannot my computers or ISP as it just started and all other sites I go to work just fine.

We are rural, too, but on ATT DSL as fast a speed as is possible in the area, so I doubt that is the issue. I'm with you, Penny, I wish SP would just say there is a problem and they are working on it. Yesterday I got my points, could post on the pages, could also do my blog all just fine. Sometimes the mail worked and sometimes it didn't. Doing my other activities to track, some worked and the other shut down my browser. Update status, teams, other blogs, I could not do at all. Oh yes, I cannot use my spell check either.

If someone can post my problems to tech board and copy their answer on my page, I would be forever grateful.

About the sign....... some of your comments made me smile. It is at the Palatka Mall by the Aaron's entrance. Yes, it is in FL.

I think I covered everything. I would have answered at the other blog entry, but it wouldn't let me leave comments.

Take good care my Buds.
Peace and love to all along with blessings,

Ev

  
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MISSCUS 6/6/2012 8:30AM

    I use Firefox, It is faster and I love that. Mike the Computer Guy redid my whole computer for 40 dollars.
I haven't had any trouble with Spark site yet. I don't know what to tell you to do. It could be the speed of your dsl and the site timing out on whatever you're trying to do. That has happened to me when I had slow dsl in Nevada.

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/28/2012 11:07PM

    Wish I could help but I can't.I have a techoe to consult my sil and we are in another country so it would be different.

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SNUZSUZ 5/26/2012 10:31PM

    I had those problems with Internet Explorer but then started using Google Chrome and haven't had any problems:)

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COACHPENNY 5/26/2012 7:36AM

    I am lucky enough to live with a techie...my son....otherwise, this would frustrate me more. He's my go to guy when stuff needs updating or isn't working.

In regards to the things on Sparkpeople's end that he cannot fix.... the end result is that I use less and less of Spark's features. I stopped using the food tracker a long time ago...it takes less time to write it down and..... why feel stressed?

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HICKOK-HALEY 5/26/2012 4:23AM

    I use Fire Fox, but not sure I am happy with it. Just a thought!

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JAMER123 5/26/2012 12:09AM

    Hi EV. I am not using the IE but use Google Chrome and I don't often have a problem with any of the threads on this site. I did have problems when using IE (I believe I have IE7), the speed is almost backwards. I just tried it again now and it is still working at getting some info. I hear the FoxFire is even better but I haven't looked at it as Google Chrome is doing a good job for me. If you are using IE, try something different and see if it makes a difference. Good luck on getting SP sites you want. (EV)

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1STATEOFDENIAL 5/25/2012 11:54PM

    I think there's an issue with the scripting used to display the ads. I have IE 8 (9 is most current and I hate it) and more and more often SP causes problems with my browser. But IE 8 has a recovery feature that if it has an error and/or freezes, it can usually recover and take you right back where you were. But sometimes the errors are too much even for the recovery to work. Very few other sites cause as many issues with my browser as SP does, so you're not alone.

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KARIDIAN1 5/25/2012 11:38PM

    Ev

I copied part of your blog from Thursday and hunted and hunted to find where to send it for Tech Help. I finally copied it on the SP suggestion box hoping that would get you a response.

Hope that someone contacts you and can get some answers or help.

Cathy

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Q8PRINCESS 5/25/2012 11:02PM

    We've always had slow internet connections. At this new place it's the fastest connection we've ever had. I'm having trouble posting a picture. Hope it all works again.

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IDLETYME 5/25/2012 9:10PM

    What a mess for you. I hope someone smarter then me can help you get it fixed! I'm sooo sorry! emoticon

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SANDRALEET 5/25/2012 7:27PM

    My computer is slow and sometime takes me to the wrong place.Hope they fix it soon A lot of ladies on others sights complained to.Have a good day emoticon emoticon

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My trouble with site plus a pic of a speed limit sign

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hello my friends. I want to let you know that I am having problems with anything that is by pop-up. This one appears to be the only one that works for me. For the bonus wheel I get a totally blank page. The regular wheel won't spin. On thracking my goals if I have to enter a number, again I get a blank page plus it stops my browers. I use IE, but also tried on Firefox with the same results. I know this should go on the tech issues board forum, but I can't post to it nor any of my other teams. Can't do spark pages and only rarely a blog belonging to someone else. I'm not ignoring my teams or any of my buds. I'm trying to stay up-to-date with all of you. Sometimes I can change my status and other times, no, so it is usually general now. And I do not have pop-ups blocked for SP. It is the same on my desktop and lap top and the same whenever I use it on Bob's 3 computers.

Several days ago, one of my good Spark Buds showed a picture she took of a speed limit sign of 23.5 MPH. I told her our mall has an 8 MPH one - as if anyone could actually do that. Sooooooooooo today while Bob and I were out doing errands, we took pictures of our sign. Hope you enjoy the humor and irony of it all.







Peace and love to you all. Thank you for being so understanding about my problems with the site.

Ev

  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/24/2012 3:24PM

    The young folks sure know about this stuf Ev, us old gals are lucky to get by on these contractions called computers! emoticon

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SAMMIESMOM13 5/26/2012 10:40AM

    Wish I could help you- I also hate computer problems.

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PUFFPASTRY 5/26/2012 2:22AM

    As you can already see, you are SO not alone in your Spark website woes, Ev! I've had those same kinds of issues DOZENS of times -- particularly the wheel not showing up and just being a big empty white space. In addition, the SP "app" for Android BARELY works on my phone - it won't give me the pop-up screens, and most of the time it won't save any data I enter. So...be of good cheer. This is a primitive, poorly-programmed website. :) emoticon

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PMFISH 5/25/2012 4:30PM

    Sorry to hear about your computer problems, hopefully they will be short lived.
Enjoy your long weekend and be safe.

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MOM2ACAT 5/25/2012 3:17PM

    Sometimes that happens to me when I get a bonus spin on the wheel; the only thing that seems to fix it for me is restarting my computer.

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XTRACATE 5/25/2012 11:59AM

    I think I go faster than that without hitting the petal wow...I have had the same computer issues before had to update a lot of stuff so good luck

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COACHPENNY 5/25/2012 9:33AM

    I also have been having technical problems with Spark. I no longer get my email updates for my teams even though I have repeatedly rebooted the option. Spark could not offer any help.....claiming that it was my email provider that was suddenly (after 3.5 years), blocking some of their IP addresses. My provider says no, they are not the issue. I still get notices of your blogs, Ev (thank goodness!) and I still get email notifications for Sparkmail but, that's it. Other friends have had similar issues.

If Spark is having difficulties keeping up with demand, I wish they'd admit it and say they are working on it. emoticon

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MELLISOND 5/25/2012 9:22AM

    Hi I think I had the same kind of trouble with the site until I updated adobe or flash so some such thing. Has it gotten any better? If not, I can post your question on the tech site and then copy their answer back on your page. Let me know if you need help.

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GATORJOY 5/25/2012 5:19AM

    Sorry to hear of your problems with the Spark site, I have a couple myself and although they are different and less than yours, I find them making my posts and tracking difficult. Perhaps we should go to the message boards and ask for technical help.

Love the speed limit sign! Where is it? I know you live in Florida and nearby and I was trying my best to figure it out. emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 5/25/2012 3:41AM

    I probably walk faster then that lol...How do you go 8mph? If they have speed bumps as well, I could see that wouldn't be a problem. Thanks for the pics of the signs. It is humorous!

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CAROLIAN 5/25/2012 1:35AM

    Sorry your computer is playing up I had to get mine sorted for similar reasons and now for some reason a lot of my messages go straight to deleted file have to wait till son in law comes over Have a good weekend emoticon

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DEARSY 5/25/2012 12:15AM

    I'm proud to say I ran my last 5K faster than that!
I hate computer problems. Hope it gets better soon.

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GRANDMACOO 5/25/2012 12:05AM

    So sorry; been there, done that. We finally had to upgrade our internet speed, because we live rural and I couldn't do ANYTHING!

BTW - LOVE your wallpaper!

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/24/2012 11:37PM

    Hugs , so sorry Ev I have had issues before the only consoling thing I can think of is it does not usually last long!

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MISSCUS 5/24/2012 8:12PM

    sign funny, computer issues, not so funny

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KARIDIAN1 5/24/2012 6:54PM

    Never saw a speed limit sign for that low. Hope all works out for you on the computer.

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GATOR12 5/24/2012 6:01PM

    Love the sign & you! Sure understand about hving trouble w/site or our computers. Such a mess. Hope it gets straightened! Hugs, brenda

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IDLETYME 5/24/2012 5:52PM

    Sorry about the trouble with your machine. We're so used to our daily routine and when it doesn't happen it's sooo frustrating.
That sign is a RIOT! Thanks for sharing!!!
Good luck getting straightened out!
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Does anyone else feel like this?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Am I all alone in having the feelings I have been for the past four weeks?

Everytime I do my Friday weigh in, I see that I am losing, yet I don't feel like I am. I know I'm wearing size 10 jeans, but everytime I look in the mirror, I still feel I look fat.

I can't seem to get my mind wrapped around the fact that I am 1/2 the weight I was in April of 2010. I try to get back into a positive mood whenever I start to feel like this, but sometimes it stays with me a while.

Am I crazy or going through some sort of stage?

Peace and love to all my SP Buds!
Ev

  
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EJOY-EVELYN 5/26/2012 11:30PM

    Having reached my goal weight, I don't recognize myself when I pass by a mirror. I also don't recognize that fat person I once was. I continue to remain in awe when I see my before and after photos. I do know that I'm the same happy person who desires to continue to trust in the Lord and walk in his ways.

On another note, I have one area that bothers me more than any other body area (a little extra around the waist). Dr Oz's show regularly enlightens me with how I might increase how I add protein with my whole foods and grains. My brain knows there is no need to strive for perfection, but that I strive to treat and honor the temple (body) that the Lord has given me. This thought brings me back to a healthier perspective when I'm feeling a bit funky.



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THRIVE2DAY 5/25/2012 8:36AM

    No, you're not alone. Unless I weigh 125, I see a fat person too. But I CAN see the DIFFERENCE between my pictures I have on my page. Don't be so hard on yourself. Compare your own pictures and I'm sure you'll see the difference, too!
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QUILTINGB52 5/24/2012 3:25AM

    You are not crazy!! I think everyone experiences this, even if they don't admit to it.

Was bowling with a dear friend of mine and she had this tremendous hook. I asked her about it and she said, her brain still didn't realize that she no longer had hips or a fat butt. LOL

In time your brain will get used to the "new you".

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/23/2012 11:03PM

    I feel exactly the same!

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GATORJOY 5/23/2012 5:53PM

    I don't know about you but even though I have lost over 60 pounds, I still feel fat! I look in the mirror and see a skinny person. But I look at my own body, arms, legs and such, and I see a fat person. It is so weird! I am down to 136, and wonder why I still look fat! I guess you are not alone in this at all! emoticon

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JULIEANNCAN 5/23/2012 2:39PM

    No, you're not crazy. I have felt like that many times and have quite often lately. I find that if you compare photos from where you started to where you are now, it can give you some perspective. You are doing awesome! Be kind to yourself! emoticon

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JESSIG5 5/23/2012 11:03AM

    P.S. LOVE the wallpaper!

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JESSIG5 5/23/2012 11:02AM

    It seems to be the same as when we gain. Sometimes, we gain a lot of weight and know that we are buying larger sizes yet we still have the same body image in our mind for a while and do not realize just how big we are. It's like our brain has to catch up to reality.

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MOM2ACAT 5/22/2012 3:49PM

    I remember the first time I went out clothes shopping after I reached my goal weight; when I found some jeans I wanted, I reached for the bigger size just out of habit; I was surprised, and and pleased, when I tried them on to realize that they weren't one size too big, but two sizes too big! It took me a long time to see my new body in my "mind's eye".

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COACHPENNY 5/22/2012 9:17AM

    It's hard to let go of that phantom extra body that is no longer there. Make sure you are not buying new clothes that are too big for you...a common problem, I think because, when you are use to hiding in loose fitting clothing...It's hard to change your habits. Clothes that are too big, make you look and feel bigger than you are.



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DAWNDMOORE40 5/22/2012 8:48AM

    Your not crazy! I think we just tell ourselves we are fat no matter how great we look! You have accomplished a lot and should be proud of yourself! Just remember the inches you are losing never lie! I used to be a size 16 and now I am a size 8-10. It is a wonderful feeling, but I know what you mean when you say sometimes you look in the mirror and you still feel fat! I think it might be a woman thing too lol. Just keep up the good work! Believe in yourself and the amazing person you are! Have a blessed day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EBEAMS 5/22/2012 8:25AM

    LOL ... I just blogged about at that some exact thing not very long ago. I don't have any great advice but I do know that no matter what my brain or eyes try to feed me, the tape measure doesn't lie. I am MUCH smaller than when I started and that is what is the best indicator --- NOT what we see in the mirror!

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OPALMOON 5/22/2012 6:10AM

    I'm yet to have a similar sort of success too - I agree with GRAMMAP1 - pictures will tell a thousand words and remind you of how much you have accomplished. Perhaps it's you now getting more used to being a size 10, so the differences you see on the scales now are not as drastic. You sure look trim and terrific to me!

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GRAMMAP1 5/22/2012 12:18AM

    I couldn't tell you that I feel that way too, because I have not had that kind of victory. I think it is emoticon what you have accomplished since April 2010. Remind yourself in pictures what the old you looked like. emoticon Something like this...maybe! Good job, my Friend

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KARIDIAN1 5/21/2012 11:33PM

    Your not crazy, it's just something that got stuck in your head. emoticon

Today was perfect here in MN weather wise. Sunny, 70's and little to no wind. We shot at 600 yards tonight. Was really a nice night.

Our 36th wedding anniversary is tomorrow. Nothing special planned, but we may think of something fun to do.

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POINTAFTER 5/21/2012 11:15PM

    I agree with Golflady11. I was browsing a magazine rack at the airport last week, and EVERY cover claimed to have a sure-fire way to lose belly fat, slim thighs and get ready for summer.

Who wants to read about their faults??? Self improvement is one thing, but gee whiz!!

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GOLFLADY11 5/21/2012 10:02PM

    Size 10 is awesome! I think we are bombarded on television and in magazines with super thin models and celebrities that we hold ourselves up to some impossible standard. I think we all have self-doubt; just because we lose the weight doesn't guarantee that now we feel perfect or that all our problems are solved. I think you're just normal. We have to love ourselves and accept ourselves and be happy with who we are at whatever size. And Ev it probably is a stage. Just keep moving along and I'm sure you'll beat it! emoticon So proud of you!!

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SANDRALEET 5/21/2012 9:08PM

    No you are normal It is hard to change the image in our mind.we saw our self as fat so long that we think we are still heavy emoticon

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