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My boyfriend

Saturday, December 20, 2008

It feels so odd to say something like at. A middle aged woman with a boyfriend LOL - but it feels really nice.

It's still so new but we really like one another and things are going along so well. Makes me smile every time I think about him.

Funny thing though. He has never known me any other way than I am now. He thinks that I want to lose 10 lbs! He doesn't know that I have already lost over 30, he just thinks I'm adorable and cute. Every once in a while I will say something about me being fat and he laughs because he just sees me as the size 6 I am now, not the size 14 I was!!! Wow - he even will make fun of me laughing because he "doesn't get it".

It's strange to think that everyone "new" I meet from now on will think of me as this way. Small(er) and petite. What I need to do is look in the mirror and think of me that way to. That's not as easy as it sounds.

I hope everyone is as happy as I am right now. That's a lot!

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PURPLE0906 12/20/2008 9:52PM

    That is so cool. I am so happy for you.

Stay positive! You deserve it!



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RAYLINSTEPHENS 12/20/2008 7:49PM

    I haven't experienced what you are but I am running into people that only knew the fat me for 20 years.

Sometimes I forget that I have lost weight. That's kind of nice too.

I am happy for you with your new beau!

Enjoy life,

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GIRLINMOTION 12/20/2008 3:22PM

    I have the same problems too. It is so silly when we have to fight with our own negative thoughts on how we look now or then.

I am glad to hear things are going well for you and your new beau. Wishing you continued happiness for the new year.

Hugs, Sonia

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Laugh of the day

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My son is studying the economy in school and they are talking about the American car industry.

We were talking about the pros and cons and what's happening and as I was laughing myself silly he said, "Mom, are you sure Harrison Ford didn't invent the car???"

Yeah, I'm sure!!! hahahahahaha

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PENGUINLADY! 12/18/2008 2:19PM

    That's cute! Thanks for the smile emoticon


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JKPONYGIRL 12/18/2008 11:03AM

    Thanks for the chuckle! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 12/18/2008 10:11AM

    The funny things kids say, lol. I go through that with my son too, it is funny how there minds think even at that age.

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Doing the happy dance

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Itís hard to believe but it has been a year since I was told I needed a lumpectomy. One year ago I was scheduling my surgery, not knowing if my time was limited. A very stressful time indeed.

After the great news last year that what they took out of me was benign, I went on with my life. A few weeks ago I got the letter in the mail saying that I was due once again for a mammogram. Not just any mammogram but a diagnostic one with an ultrasound follow-up. Just reading the letter I broke out in a cold sweat.

In the waiting room I had to fill out forms and there was a space that said have you gained or lost any wait since the last time you were here. It was so exciting to write in that space "lost, 30 lbs!!"

Then I went for the test. It was very scary and my head nearly exploded worrying about whether or not they were going to find anything. Actually, they did. They found a small cyst that apparently was nothing. Thatís it. They found nothing else. Iím clean. Come back in a year for this to start all over again but today, Iím doing the happy dance. Today I can smile the whole day and feel good.

Itís hard to believe it's been a year but it has. Itís been a tough year but if I can get through this year, I can get through anything.

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JOHAL52 12/10/2008 12:55PM

    That is great and congrats!

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DORY.A 12/10/2008 8:39AM

    Having just gone through a "scare" myself, I am happy to hear your news!

And you should be so proud of being able to write "lost 30 lbs" on that form! You worked hard to get that right!

Have a great Christmas!

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L.I.L.MOMMY 12/9/2008 10:50AM

    I'm so glad to hear you got a clean bill of health! That is definately a happy dance occassion!

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CJW359 12/8/2008 9:58PM

    emoticon emoticon

Doing the happy dance with you. That is GREAT news.

Keep up the great work.


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PENGUINLADY! 12/8/2008 8:59AM

    Wonderful news! emoticon


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JKPONYGIRL 12/7/2008 5:32PM

    so glad to hear your happy news.
Stay healthy,

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GIRLINMOTION 12/6/2008 12:56PM

    Glad to hear that everything is fine. What wonderful positive news!!!

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KKIDSMOM08 12/6/2008 9:12AM

    GREAT News!! Congrats and hugs. I go for my first mammogram on Dec. 16. I am not worrying about it until I go. It is a baseline for me. I was pregnant at 35 and nursed for a while and now my 8oo8s are ready. 37.5 yrs. I have had lumpy breast where they did a ultra sound when I was in my mid 20's. Just a cyst. The tech was able to tell and told me, even though she said she could get in big trouble. I wasn't going to tell on her. Enjoy your day, and I did a little jig for you, too!!!! Breast health, it is very important. emoticon emoticon

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Being Thankful

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

To say the least, this has been a difficult year. It started off with a lumpectomy and, oh joy, it turned out to be benign! I am so thankful.

Then my mother passed away. She had very advanced Alzheimer's disease and she went peacefully after what we found out later, must have been a very painful existence. I am thankful she is no longer in pain and is at peace. We nearly lost my dad right after that and today he really is pretty good. Again, so thankful I still have him.

Yes, my home was somewhat flooded with the water tank disaster but now I'm thankful that I got rid of so much stuff I really didn't need and I gave so much to people who had nothing. I have a roof over my head, heat in my home, two healthy kids and a job. I'm thankful for all of that.

This thanksgiving I am over 30 lbs less than I was at last thanksgiving. Wow, just saying that is pretty shocking. I did it. I know I still have 10 more to go and it looks like I will be slow in losing it but for now, I'm so thankful I feel good, I look pretty good and I will have lots of friends and family over for the holiday.

All in all, I'm pretty blessed and very thankful.

Oh, and I met a great guy and we are just maybe starting off a new, possibly great relationship. Who knows what the next year will bring. As bad as this past one was, it was still really pretty good.

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DORY.A 12/3/2008 9:24AM

    Congratulations on getting through a tough year. They are the ones that build our character and provide us with the strength to survive during even tougher ones.

I hope your new guy works out to be something special in your life for you.

You deserve every good thing that comes your way!

WTG! emoticon

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JKPONYGIRL 11/26/2008 10:27PM

    Thankyou for sharing that. You sound like a veryspecial person. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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GIRLINMOTION 11/26/2008 11:58AM

    You are so blessed! You appreciate people and things that so many forget that they should be thankful for.

Hugs, Sonia

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Water, water, everywhere!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

No, I'm talking about the water we all drink by the gallons here, I'm talking about the water that was running through my house!!!

My water heater died and I didn't know it. It's in the back room behind the garage and I hardly ever go there. As I was leaving for work on Tuesday I noticed water running out of my garage. I couldn't imagine where that had come from and with some investigation I found the disaster. My water tank died and there was water flooding my back room, seeping into my garage and then outside.

What a mess!

I moved my elderly parents a few years ago and I boxed a lot of their things and had them stored in the back room. My garage held things that I was storing as well as more of their things. Everything was soaked. I spent an entire day just trying to pull things out and get to the water. I had to slice up the carpet and drag it out so the floor would dry out. I still have a ton of stuff to do but I ran out of room in my garage because of all the things I had to throw away. They finally took all that stuff yesterday and today I will have to start again.

First, I am going to the local shelter. I have so much stuff I am going to donate. I was keeping baby clothes and playpens and all kinds of things but now I just want it out. My kids are teenagers and rather than have a garage sale and keep it till the spring, someone much less fortunate can use it now. That happens this morning.

The worst part (if there can be a worse part) is that at one point I fell. I really twisted my back and it still hurts. In addition, all that lifting my hamstrings and biceps are killing me too. Good thing I'm so strong.

I was going to do a lot of this anyway but wanted to do it slowly!!! Hope everyone is having a better week than I am.

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L.I.L.MOMMY 11/23/2008 7:44AM

    Plumbing leaks are no fun, I hope the clean up goes well. I had one in October when the plumbing let loose under the tub, soaked everything in about 1/4 - 1/3 of the basement.

I hope your back feels better soon.

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PENGUINLADY! 11/21/2008 4:10PM

    Good for you to be taking your stuff to a shelter. That is one of the things I always say that I am going to do....

Sorry about your water heater..what a mess!


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JKPONYGIRL 11/21/2008 1:02PM

    sounds like my basement - what a mess - I just have to convince my hubby to get all the donation articles out of here so someone else can actually use them. They're not doing anyone any good in my basement.

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GIRLINMOTION 11/21/2008 10:36AM

    Sorry to hear about your disaster, as single women, we tend not to look for those things that can go wrong around the house.

As for the stuff, it makes us wonder why we store the stuff in the first place instead of giving it to a shelter or a non-profit in the first place?

Hugs, Sonia

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