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Thursday, May 14, 2009


I am a known night owl. But since starting metformin and daily duties I have been lots more tired. I know this is more stress on my body and I need to start taking better care of me. After all if I don't who will?? I know God will but faith without works is dead. I have noticed that I have more energy since going to sleep by 11:00. So I will try and keep it up.


Now I did not start out eating while watching tv until I got married and joined hd eating while watching tv. Not a good mix. So I have decided to eat at least 2 meals at the table. Wish me luck LOL!!!


Not eating over 2000 calories at any given time. This will be a challenge to me since I have Mr. EE on my back sometimes. He pretty much stays on his job. Sometimes my mega can yell him away. But I never forget to use my faith in Christ.

This just to remind myself of the changes I needed to stay fresh. Now I have to find some new exercise routines that fit my needs. May ask dr. since I am under his care.

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CHRISTFIEND 5/14/2009 10:29PM

    All of us eat in front of the TV!! I was raised to eat at the table, but then I got married and DH was use to eating in front of the TV. That is so bad for our family but I can't change him! And I feel bad telling DS that he can't eat in front of the TV when his dad does. But at least DS is active and burns lots of calories!!

Good luck on your goals!! You are strong and your faith is too! I know that you will be successful.

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DSHRBURR4 5/14/2009 5:58PM

    My family is bad about eating all over the house and not at the table. I need to get better about that myself. Great job on getting more rest - hopefully after school is out I can get some extra rest in.

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MOV4WARD 5/14/2009 2:18PM


did you know? when we are too tired the body actually pumps hormones into us that make us hungry so we will eat & give it extra energy!

methinks u r on the right track for this sleep thing ;)

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UGOGIRL51 5/14/2009 12:00PM

    emoticon idea do... emoticon You'll do just fine because you are not a quitter and you have a lot of power on your side... emoticon

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Friday, May 08, 2009

Well you never stop learning in life here at sp or in life in general. Each day is a lesson.

As an emotional eater...those who struggle with this beast can relate. Sometimes days are easier than others.

I am learning each day to use techniques that work for me and which ones does not work. chewing gum, distances my self from the thing that is screaming my name. Exercise etc.

Consistency, retooling, learning how to use portion control, exercise have never been a problem for me. I might not run as fast as others but I do go at my own pace and that is what counts. I have learned not to compare myself as for as weight, exercise type or pace. This journey is a individual one and I am sharing it with sp friends.

One of the things that I learned to do is using my sp megaphone when I hear those yucky voices telling me to over eat. emoticonGET LOST YOU YUCKY VOICES!!! NOW!!! Of course my faith has carried me thur the EXTREMELY CHALLENGING DAYS! I press on each day, week and if so year. Sometimes I am like this kitty in the pic hanging on for dear life but I am hanging tough baby!

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VAREEP 5/11/2009 10:30PM

    Great blog! Learning what your problem is and ways to overcome them, then learning to do this it your own pace. Hmmmm. Sounds like we have a winner! Keep up the great job you are doing!


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MRSHONEYC 5/9/2009 5:54PM

    ... and you ARE doing a GREAT JOB on this journey, in EVERY aspect of it! Just look back where you were even a year ago -- look at EVERYTHING you've done!

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UGOGIRL51 5/9/2009 11:10AM

    I'M RIGHT ON WITH YA SISTA GIRL.... emoticon THAT'S A emoticon PIC ALSO... emoticon

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JIBBIE49 5/9/2009 1:56AM

    In "Shrink Yourself" by ROGER GOULD, M.D., he calls that YUCKY voice "Harriet" and says to tell her to SHUT UP. I call my voice "Spondulex" as when I was a child, my mother said a SPONDULEX as a brat kid like Dennis the Menace. (Now like Bart Simpson). BUT, I tell her to shut up, since she is such a liar, telling me "Oh, you can eat that and no one will know....." Then she criticizes and belittles me afterwards, so I don't want to listen to her, either.

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CHRISTFIEND 5/8/2009 8:55PM

    I am so glad that you made the comment about going at your own pace. I sometimes think to myself, "If I could only exercise as much as so and so, then I would be losing more." I need to remember that if I'm exercising at my potential, which I haven't been lately, then I'm doing what I should be doing!! Thanks for the reminder.

I think I'll use your emoticon idea when I'm stressed and start to binge eat!! You know I never really thought about that being emotional eating, but that is exactly what it is!! Thanks for waking me up to me own disadvantages.

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TNDARLINGTON1 5/8/2009 4:48PM

    Going at your own pace is the key to success. I need to remember to use my emoticon as well when that voice starts to tell me to do the things I know will not help me achieve my goal.

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BIGGIRL2082010 5/8/2009 4:46PM

    I like that determination! Yeah, going at your own pace is the only thing that works long-term, because then it's something you can maintain for life!

Keep it up!


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DSHRBURR4 5/8/2009 3:09PM

    I will add my megaphone cheer for you Pat

emoticon YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MOV4WARD 5/8/2009 3:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticoni'm so glad we're Sparkin2gether! It is all too easy to quit, but that was b4. I'm glad u are pushing through the struggles & learning what works for you :)

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

There is no one person that does that cause we all inspire each. When I want to scream someone comes and gives me a word of encouragement from the team. If I need prayers some comes and prays with me. If I need a loving push someone comes and pushes. We are all inspiring that is why are all here.

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RETRACMJ 5/11/2009 11:04PM

    I like your prayer for healing on your page - and I pray God heals you. Yesterday in church we were singing and one song said I surrender my pain to You - and I thought of you and had a little conversation with Him about you!

I hope you see and feel your body getting better daily!

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UGOGIRL51 5/8/2009 12:56PM

    I JUST LOVE YOUR BLOG PIC .. emoticon

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TNDARLINGTON1 5/7/2009 6:30PM

    I love our team. You have been there for me many times and have helped me stay on the right path and giving me many loving pushes. You are a wonderful friend.

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JIBBIE49 5/7/2009 3:06AM

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AHUNYU 5/6/2009 11:58PM

  What a great team Rita put together!!! Everyone on this team has something unique to offer.

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MRSHONEYC 5/6/2009 11:53PM

    Teamwork is GREAT! Everyone has something a little different to offer and that's why I created this team and why I chose the people I chose - each of you has that SOMETHING SPECIAL!

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VAREEP 5/6/2009 9:58PM

    You are 100% correct... the person that inspires us changes from day to day depending on what area we are a little weak in for that day. Well said!

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    You are a great person on a great team. I read your blogs and enjoy them. I don't always leave a comment but I striving to do better about that. Keep blogging and I will keep reading.

~Lori emoticon emoticon

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CHRISTFIEND 5/6/2009 8:46PM

    It is so thoughtful of you to say that about are team!! It really is a great team!! More like a family than a team!! Rita sure was thoughtful to put together such a great family team!!

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MOV4WARD 5/6/2009 8:00PM

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BABY_GIRL69 5/6/2009 6:17PM

    You the BOMB Girl!! Thank you so much for posting this Sparkblog!! Its very inspiring!

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ULTREYA3211 5/6/2009 4:06PM

    Thanks for blogging this. It is my favorite thing about SparkPeople--I no longer feel that I am in this battle alone.

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DSHRBURR4 5/6/2009 2:48PM

    WELL SAID!!!!!! - I could have not said this any better!

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I am most content with the aspects of my life. The only exception is my health. Yes I may mention that more then once. LOL.. I was warned when I was pregnant with my last little boy that I would become diabetic I had gestational diabetes. While I was pregnant I exercise and watch every piece of food that came into my mouth. They monitored my sugars very closely and my sugars were normal. I wanted to deal with the clinic who had midwives. The experience with them was awesome. They took me in even though I had a high risk pregnancy. I walked daily and faithfully until my final 3rd week of pregnancy and I started having pains and near delivery time.

They warned me that if I did not watch out I would have diabetes. Well time passed and I forgot all about it. In 2001 I was reminded and was started on meds. I lost weight and managed to control my diabetes without meds (exercise and diet along with my faith.) Until this pass April I was restared on meds. I fough a good fight of faith. With all disorders sometimes you gotta change things up. So now I am on a mission to reclaim my health. My faith has carried me thur. So I am going forward in spite of what I have or do not have. The battle is on. A hard lesson to learn. I face each day with the healer by my side. I may have been diagnosed as diabetic---but diabetes does not have me. So my dream is be diabetes free. Yep I know what all the so called experts say and even what dr says. But God has the last say in the matter I will believe his report cause he never lost a case.

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RETRACMJ 5/9/2009 11:28PM

    As long as you are walking the walk with Him, and trusting Him, nothing else much matters, does it? It is all to His glory and His will be done. I'm going to pray that God give you His healing touch!

I had Lupus and there was no hope - today I am Lupus free - I was annointed and prayed for - and He did it.

God bless you!

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UGOGIRL51 5/6/2009 2:08PM

    My dream for you too sweetie.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AHUNYU 5/5/2009 11:26PM

  Yes He is God and all we need to do is ask. He is faithful all the time!!!! I love your statement... "diabetes does not have me." Keep the faith and watch what a wonderful God we serve!!!!

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MRSHONEYC 5/5/2009 9:47PM

    Ah, I had low grade type 2 diabetes ... oh, my, maybe 8 years ago? and was put on meds. Anyway, that's when I cut out sugars & white starches and SALT. Oh, that salt was TOUGH! Anyway, within 2 years I began to suffer from LOW blood sugar, so I went off meds, and I've been "diabetes free" for 5 years now! IT CAN HAPPEN!

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CHRISTFIEND 5/5/2009 8:58PM

    I believe that with your faith and determination, you will beat diabetes!! I certainly know that God can cure it!! You are a very strong lady and you will do this with God's help!!

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JIBBIE49 5/5/2009 11:57AM

    Got my 40,000 Sparkpoints, so I bought my SPARKGOODIE Yacht, so let's all go for a ride and have a party in the sun today! emoticon

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TNDARLINGTON1 5/5/2009 11:50AM

    I love that you said God never lost a case. That touched me deeply. You are walking the right path that God has for you and every obstacle he puts in our way is a lesson that we need to learn and concur it. You will concur this lesson God has in store for you.

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DSHRBURR4 5/5/2009 11:17AM

    God Bless you as you lean on THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE HEALER. He will see you through.

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LOVEANGELS37 5/5/2009 10:50AM

    And know that he is GOD all by himself!!!!

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Monday, May 04, 2009

First I Don't think I am unmotivated. I have what I call slips. But I do not quit trying to reach my goals. I may get off track from time to time as do all of us.

If I do get off track I pray for strength. I bet I almost ware out the hear of God. ((LOL)). Since I need friends here at sp I do call on them. But I call on my prayer partner often. My main motivation is betting my health back and reaching my goal weight by age 50. I do use beck principals some of the time. I really need to revisit the book but in this hurry up world some times---- time is filled up with other things. Lets just say I am a work in progress. Meaning I do not stay still. I change my goals often and my tactics on approaching them. I am gone ...gotta meet with my sons new teachers, he will start middle school. For those who know a word of prayer please pray for us or wish us well. First I gotta go and prepare dinner etc. so I will not be rushed when I return home.

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MRSHONEYC 5/5/2009 12:58AM

    ah, all of us have an "off" day, and your techniques of prayer and the beck system work GREAT for you! How'd it go with the teachers?

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JIBBIE49 5/4/2009 10:29PM

    Nathan went for his Chemotherapy this morning, but his Blood Cell Count was to low (800 and has to be a minimum of 1500), so he has three shots for the week to stimulate his bone marrow. Then he goes for the Chemo next week.
I feel sorry for all the people we see at the Cancer Center in there to get treatment. Makes me feel very sad for them, but makes me know that I have to take care of my health. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHRISTFIEND 5/4/2009 10:27PM

    Prayers for you and your son!! I love it that you find solace with GOD. If I could just remember that He is there even with weight loss struggles, then I'd do better as well!!

BTW, I love your attitude about not being unmotivated!! It is that attitude that will help you to the end!!

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DSHRBURR4 5/4/2009 10:16PM

    I pray that everything will go smoothly for your son at school. Thanks for sharing with us.

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AHUNYU 5/4/2009 10:02PM

  God I pray that you will give strenghth and renewed focus to anyone reading this post and everyone trying to make a difference in their lives. Amen!

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BABY_GIRL69 5/4/2009 4:29PM

    Thanks for sharing!!


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