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Friday, March 19, 2010

My little girl is having a birthday next week. She is going to be 19. No, not 19 months but 19 years old. I am having trouble believing all this time has passed. Here she is in college, forging her way in life and I still think of her as my baby.

I have always baked her a cake on her birthday. This is the first time ever she has been away from home. What to do, what to do. Well, send her a cake, that's what!

How does one do that? Well, this is what I came up with. I baked a cake in a disposable aluminum pan. Then I realized that it would be impossible to frost and send and have it get there looking like a birthday cake so.....I decided to pack it up and send it with the frosting and the decoration.

How does one pack a cake? LOL....well....I didn't want anything to come in contact with the cake that wasn't edible. I'm kind of a germ-a-phobe. So, I packed it in marshmallows. I piled them high, then wrapped it all in plastic wrap and then put a lid on it. I then put the frosting, two spatulas, candles with a "1" and a"9" and a birthday card from mom. Then, I sent the entire package to her roommate! I am hoping that her girlfriends will frost and decorate the cake and surprise her on her birthday!! Oh well, we can hope!! Yes, I sent instructions too!

I miss her. I miss the young lady she has become and I miss that adorable little girl I used to have tea parties with and play barbie. One I will get back, one will be a wonderful memory.

There really is nothing like a little girl.

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BARCINTL 3/22/2010 11:23AM

    Hell, that convinced me--I'm going to have another one! (child or cake? I'll let you guess!)

J/'re a great mom...she'd better appreciate it! emoticon


btw, isn't this a great emoticon for me: emoticon

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MOMMABOF7 3/21/2010 9:45PM

    Awww! how sweet! I only have smelly boys! but I hope to have a granddaughter in the next few years...My oldest son married last fall.

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HEALTHYJOANN 3/21/2010 4:18AM

    I understand completely. My twin babies are 30!

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TAYLORLIV31 3/20/2010 10:27PM

    That is too sweet! Happy Birthday to you Mom, it's a celebration for you as well! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 3/19/2010 9:32PM

    What a great idea, especially getting her room mates involved too.


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DOROTA7 3/19/2010 8:39PM

    I understand you well,my babies just turn 25 and 22!I miss them!

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Trying to stay the course

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I am still up 1/2 pound. I know it's not much but the scale hasn't budged in days. i don't get it. I'm eating great, trying to be as active as I can yet nothing seems to move that scale.

I do have to admit that the "fat" pants I have been wearing for work are getting pretty loose. That's a good thing.

The treadmill people finally called me. Apparently I have a "software" issue in the console. They are sending me a new console and parts etc and having a technician call next week. It should be fixed just in time for me to leave for So. Carolina for the holidays.

Wish me luck!

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BARCINTL 3/19/2010 11:02AM

    I know--it's very frustrating when you're doing everything right and still you don't see a drop. Stick with it and you will, I promise. Glad the tech people called and just think--your treadmill will be fixed just in time to help you stay consistent when the weather isn't good enough to walk the lake.

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GIRLINMOTION 3/18/2010 10:53AM

    Good luck with the treadmill people.
Good luck with your trip.

I wish you many shamrocks at your feet to freshen you path, and may a rainbow keep your home lush!!! The next sunrise is always the best!!


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Monday, March 15, 2010

Finally, finally my treadmill came. They set it up and I was so excited. I got on it three days in a row, just walking and getting back into a rhythm. I was so happy and in just three days I was down an entire pound.

Now it's dead. My treadmill just doesn't work. I called the company and they said it will take 2 to 3 days until someone from "tec" calls me to maybe walk me through a fix. Otherwise, they are going to have to repair it!!!


I was really looking forward to getting back into exercise. It's been difficult since I haven't been feeling well. I can't even go outside and take a walk because it's been raining so much and it's still rather cold here.

Sigh.....I was so ready.

This is me screaming....ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

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AL_ROX 3/17/2010 1:08PM

    Did you check your breaker? I bought a new washing machine a couple years ago assuming my old washer had broken...instead the breaker had just flipped off for some reason.

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BARCINTL 3/17/2010 12:55PM

    I am sorry for the loss of your treadmill.

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OMELYN 3/15/2010 11:12PM

    Wow, that is terrible luck. I hope that St. Patrick's day brings you a "Tech Call" and a simple explanation/fix in a luck of the Irish sort of way.Other than that Shalom works well, too, I just don't have a connection on that side. Either that or offer to broadcast the brand name on Face Book and Spark.

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GIRLINMOTION 3/15/2010 9:40PM

    I feel your pain. Hopefully it is a easy repair and it won't happen again. New!!! actually they should replace it or you want to return it and get your money back?


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TABBYARTS 3/15/2010 6:50PM

    Shalom Gayllynne. Really. Shalom! Please let us know the brand name of that treadmill. Maybe we can avoid your same misfortune. I guess you had better do lots of running in place, nu?
TEE (TabbyArts)

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Frustration abounds!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I really have to keep off that darn scale. For the past couple of days it says I'm up 2 lbs. I just don't get it. I've been really good. I haven't gone over my calorie count, I watch what I eat and soon I might be able to exercise again can I be 2 lbs up?? Arghhhhh I hate it.

My brain knows that we can fluctuate every day. My brain knows that it's probably not "real" weight but just one of those fluxes we have's driving me crazy.

At the end of next month I am leaving for S. Carolina to my niece's home for Passover. I am so much heavier than the last time everyone saw me I really was hoping for a little weight loss before then.

Yes, I will hang on, yes I will stay the course but darn that scale!!!!

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BARCINTL 3/2/2010 9:04AM

    You can do have to do it...our Caribbean vacation depends on it!!!

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IILAAD65 3/1/2010 4:34PM

    I put that blasted scale AWAY .. I am weighing every two weeks. I feel .. mentally FREER if that's possible. I am not worrying about daily weight gains.. but real progress.

I actually put the darn thing in the trunk of my car until weigh in day.. which was today. Don't let it rule you!!

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GIRLINMOTION 2/22/2010 8:39AM

    What was you sodium count? I don't know what you were eating, but sodium can retain more water, so more weight?


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PAMMAX64 2/21/2010 11:19AM

    Wow, you are not kidding, we ARE in the same boat. Somehow it helps to know I am not alone. Maybe it is normal to just hit the wall for a bit. Ok Lady, let's hit this thing and work it together. I am going to work out for an hour today to try to get things jump started. It is SO FRUSTRATING!

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JURNEE240 2/21/2010 11:18AM

  I know exactly how you feel! But it is clear that you already know that the scale is indeed our "frenemy!" Find the clothes that you know you look and feel great in, and attend your family event with your head held high. I wish you the best! emoticon

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don't remember....a good thing!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Today I was trying to figure out how long I have been back on Spark People and back on track. I just can't remember. That's honestly a good thing. It means I have really adjusted to my lifestyle of eating right and once all these darn medical tests are done, doing some exercise!

I noticed that my tracker still has my lowest weight. I was tempted to move it and start over but I decided, for right now, not to. It is incentive for me. I see that I did it once and that means for sure, I can do it again. It keeps me motivated because it is a truth. I can't wait to get back there and there is nothing and no one that can say I can't.

I'm pleased with my progress. Down 4 lbs. Don't want to think of how much to go right now, just how much is coming off!! I'm not giving up!

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GIRLINMOTION 2/17/2010 9:13PM

    Way to go on your weight loss!!!


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