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It's been a while...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I'm so happy that I have pretty much finalized my summer vacation with my children. We are flying to Seattle and then taking a cruise to Alaska. We are all kind of excited about this. I haven't heard one person tell me that Alaska wasn't amazing!

My son is in a baseball game today. I love going and watching him play. At the end of the season last year he said he didn't want to play anymore but as the season got closer he decided he still wanted to play. He has been doing great and even hit for the cycle a couple of weeks ago. What an athlete that kid is!!

My daughter will be home from college for summer break by the end of the month. She is coming in late next week to go to the theater with my son and I. One of my clients got me tickets to a show because she likes me :). I work for some very nice people! It's been nearly a year since I've seen a Broadway production. I love the theater so much!

Need to go get dressed for the game. The best way to start a day!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/15/2012 8:56PM

    I have been lazy about going to the theater, I used to go all of the time BC (before chidlren). Do you watch that show Smash?

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DOROTHYBERO 5/14/2012 8:46AM

    Sounds like a wonderful summer vacation and a wonderful day - hope you enjoyed the theater.

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WALLAHALLA 5/12/2012 10:20AM

    You are set to have a fabulous day! Build lots of good memories!

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MSKITYOCAT 5/12/2012 8:59AM

  My goodness you sound positive and up beat. Good for you. Blessings on your day

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My daughter

Friday, March 23, 2012

Let me tell you about my daughter.

It was 21 years ago today that I saw the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. She arrived at 2:30 in the morning, on my due date and hasn't been on time for anything since!

In the nursery at the hospital, the nurses referred to her as the "pretty baby" and she was truly beautiful.

Growing up, she was painfully shy. Rarely spoke out to anyone, even in class but was a real chatterbox at home. Then, she blossomed!

High school she became a cheerleader and came out of her shell. She made friends, went to dances and had boyfriends. Oh yes, not an easy time for mom but she always made me proud.

Now she is in college. She is a junior getting a double degree in nutrition and marketing. She gets straight "A's" and belongs to a sorority that stresses education.

Today I look back at 21 years. It makes me cry, it makes me smile, it makes me proud of what my wonderful, beautiful daughter has accomplished already and I know that she will thrive in the years to come.

Happy Birthday honey, I love you more....

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 4/26/2012 9:50AM

    Awe, this is such a lovely & heartwarming tribute to your daughter. Just made my whole body do a happy dance! Where would we be without our girls?

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STLCARDSFANS05 3/26/2012 9:09AM

    happy birthday to your baby girl

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YIPPEEYAY 3/24/2012 9:32AM

    Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! Your post is such a wonderful tribute to the both of you.I find it very inspiring to read about such LOVE and ADMIRATION revolving around mothers & daughters!

Enjoy the Big 21st Birthday! emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 3/24/2012 8:42AM

    Beautiful tribute to your beautiful daughter from a beautiful mother

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NOMIS1 3/24/2012 8:07AM

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter.

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ILOVEROSES 3/24/2012 12:32AM

    Happy Birthday to a beautiful young woman and wish you lots of naches!
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MHNGJR 3/23/2012 4:24PM

    She's still your "pretty baby"!

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WALLAHALLA 3/23/2012 12:40PM

    Sounds like she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Thank you so much for sharing. I LOVE to read the "good stuff" about people's children. I hear plenty of the gripes. It really brightens my day when someone compliments their family. We need to share the positive more often!

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    Beautiful tribute for a beautiful young lady!

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I lost 4 lbs in one week!!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

What a crazy week. I went to the foot Dr. who told me I no longer needed crutches or the boot!! Woohooo, I'm so happy. It just has to heal a little more and then I can start walking again. Granted I have to go slowly but, I'm on the mend.

Then I saw my stomach Dr. With all the stomach problems I've been having, it hasn't been very pleasant. She said she wanted to start me on a new meds. OMG!!

The new meds have, so far, been fantastic. With the other one I felt like eating all the time and they still weren't doing anything for my stomach. These are incredible. I no longer feel like I must eat all the time AND, they kind of make me stop when I've had enough. Somehow, I just can't overeat on them.

I know it's working two fold. One, I haven't had a stomach spasm (very painful) since I've been taking them. (very painful) and I lost 4 lbs this week!!!! Yes, I have been tracking every morsel hasn't been a problem!!

Hooray!!! My goal of losing 20 lbs by August might just happen. Maybe even more!!!!


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DARLENEK04 3/14/2012 1:49PM

  WooHoo...sometimes the right meds help so much.

Glad you are not having the spasms....and congratulations
on 4 lbs. in one week...YAY for you.........


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HEALTHYKIM101 3/12/2012 8:04PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You Go Girl!!

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ILOVEROSES 3/12/2012 5:54AM

    emoticon20lbs by August emoticon

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BARCINTL 3/11/2012 11:15PM

    You can absolutely lose 20lbs by August, I bet you'll lose 30!!

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DIANNEYME 3/11/2012 5:33PM

    Yay! Good job - glad things are looking up for you!

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WALLAHALLA 3/11/2012 5:25PM

    Fantastic news! Once you are mobile, those unwanted pounds should be even more easy to shed!

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YIPPEEYAY 3/11/2012 12:33PM

    Don't you just love it when things start coming together!? I'm so happy for you!

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YANKEEBELLA 3/11/2012 12:22PM

    Great news all around. Those spasms must have been awful to deal with.


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LIZAJANE28 3/11/2012 12:21PM

    Awesome job! Glad your feeling better!

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STLCARDSFANS05 3/11/2012 12:15PM

    great job!!! emoticon

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    Wow!! Congrats!!! emoticon

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DEBJAE 3/11/2012 9:53AM

    Awesome! Great job!

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My new motto

Saturday, March 03, 2012

My weight has gone up and up since my foot surgery. It might be another month before I can really do any walking. It is frustrating. I know in the long run I will be better once it's all healed and will be able to do more than I ever could.

I realize that I have to track everything I eat. If I don't, this doesn't work. I have been tracking and feeling better.

So, when I think I want to eat something I shouldn't I say to myself:

"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels"

So far it's working!!

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JCDUBEA63 3/4/2012 12:40AM

    I love ur Motto!! U can do it!! emoticonKeep on sparking!!Hope ur foot heals fast!!

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    I need to adopt that saying again as well. Hugs!

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BARCINTL 3/3/2012 10:49PM

    Nothing DOES taste as good as thin feels. When there's a sweet I want, I think, "Maybe some day. But today's not that day!" I can't imagine what would taste good enough to destroy what I've worked so hard to build.

In a month or two, we'll start walking the lake and you'll get back into exercise, That coupled with the tracking you're doing, you'll be back to size 6 in no time!

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WALLAHALLA 3/3/2012 9:54PM

    I understand exactly how you feel. I am still recovering from my surgery, and cannot yet do everything I would like to be able to. It is so frustrating to watch the weight go up, and know that you can't do a whole lot about it because you have to follow doctors orders if you want to heal properly. Eventually, you will get to a place where your weight will start to come back down. Keep reminding yourself that your situation is temporary, and do as much damage control is possible. You can do this!

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PAMSPARKS 3/3/2012 7:48PM

    Stick with the tracking and come to SP to vent, find support, and get inspired! Best of luck for a smooth recovery.


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JAZZ20 3/3/2012 7:11PM

  Way to go. Good luck on your recovery.

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Uma Thurman...oh my!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

As many of you know, I had foot surgery at the end of December. I am still wearing a huge boot and using crutches. One more month for the boot and another month for the crutches but it's progress!!

Yesterday, as I was coming out of a building a work in, I was hobbling down the street and this woman who was texting bumped right into me knocking over my crutch. She was so embarrassed!! She said, "Oh, I'm so sorry" and picked up my crutch. As I was looking at her I realized it was Uma Thurman!

I said, "It's no problem." She laughed and said "I think I need to pay more attention to where I'm going. I'm glad you weren't hurt."

I said, "It's all ok but be careful, texting and walking seem to be dangerous... and umm, I'm a big fan." Awkward smile.

She was really sweet. She smiled at me, said, "Thanks" and we waved as she was on her way.

Well, that was fun!

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BESEVEN 2/17/2012 11:01AM

    Wow! I would've asked for an autograph and a picture. Milk it for all it's worth, I say! But I'm cheesy like that.

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CCASKEY37 2/17/2012 7:58AM

    Wicked cool. I was once stepped on by none other than Mickey Mantle. But he wasn't in a good mood.

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PHEBESS 2/16/2012 7:14PM

    How exciting!!!!!!

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MARIERENE 2/16/2012 4:37PM

    wow! emoticon

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