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Since you joined SparkPeople, have you thought about or tried to lose weight with a pill or

Friday, January 15, 2010

With all the promises I can not say it has not crossed my mind. But the phen phen pill causing heart problems and other pills causing problems I have not used them. The promises sound so convincing. Some tv weight loss ads come on tv and promise you'll lose even without exercising. What a joke!! What about those with other issues for eating?? Like emotional eating they do not consider that. It goes beyond what you put in your mouth. The issue may be what is eating you? not what you are eating. They go hand in hand. I become angry at the lies these ads promise. So many buy into the lies and they make tons of money from empty promises. I say be aware. We want things to happen right now! But it takes hard work and determination etc. I will lose the old fashioned way. Eating less, Exercising and work on the Emotional eating part too along with planning my meals etc. Thanks to spark and well supporting friends I know better.

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DELITESUGA1 1/15/2010 9:32AM

    It is very true. The thought crosses my mind all the time about weight loss supplements. I have taken some before in the past and lost weight but I stopped when I tried Hydroxycut. That stuff cut me up and I ended up in the hospital. I was sitting down but my heart was outside running a race. That has been years ago. After that I worked hard to lose weight but a few months ago I slowed down on what I was doing and started gaining some of it back. Thanks to spark and my friends I am trying to stick to this and do it all the right way.

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ANNARUTH2 1/15/2010 9:13AM

    You are so right Pat!

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MRSHONEYC 1/15/2010 8:55AM

    That's SO true! The message they put out with those ads is that we simply eat too much, not that there could be underlying issues or that we're couch potatoes!
Great blog!

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Order or Chaos: How do YOU cope best?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

For order I am happy and doing a praise dance. Thanking my savior for peace inside my heart and a less stressful day. Since we live in a chaotic world...that leads me to prayer. Chaos is not pleasant lets face it. In difficult times I always pray. In good times (order) I always pray. When Mr. EE is chasing me I have learned to pray more. In my weakest times when I am over from come Mr. EE bone crushing attacks I reflect and remind myself this too shall pass. I praise cause I am told to. As a woman of faith. I am at peace. This too (chaos)shall pass.

In the natural I know as man/or speaketh so is she/he. Thought life matters. I am choosing to be at peace regardless of my situation. Gods got it! My faith plays major role in my life.

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UGOGIRL51 1/14/2010 11:06AM

    emoticon A emoticon blog I just read. You know that we are told to pray without ceasing. And girl you're doing just that...We need every bit of prayer we can get in this world today.... emoticon emoticon

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ANNARUTH2 1/13/2010 6:15PM

    Good job Pat!

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MRSHONEYC 1/13/2010 6:01PM

    Well put!

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CHRISTFIEND 1/13/2010 2:58PM

    Pat, that was very nicely said.

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FUNNY that happened to me ...looking back I still laugh...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This happened a few years ago. My hubbie caught a spider and ran me with it. (Yep I am not fond of little creatures) I fell on my knee and skinned them. I locked myself in the bathroom knees bleeding. Even though I was bleeding I would not open the door..he told me he threw it away. I told him if he threw that thing on me I would knock him out((not really do it)) but I was scare. I opened the bathroom door. He pick me up and placed band-aids on my knees and of courses gave me some kisses. He has not ran me with any more spiders or any other creepy little creatures again, When I thought back I laughed but at the time it was not funny.

I know of something else gross but I will not go there. LOL!

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ANNARUTH2 1/13/2010 6:17PM

    Spiders are not on my list of likable things! I don't blame you for running but at least he made it up to you!

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CHRISTFIEND 1/12/2010 2:34PM

    I don't like spiders either. And my hubby had better know better than to do that to me.

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BIGDAD1211 1/12/2010 2:08PM

    LOL My grandson comes upstairs to my apt to take a shower because he saw a spider in his shower! This happened about 4 months ago and he still comes here to shower. Or he will wash up at the sink. LOL.
I am glad you can look back and laugh. And I know Hubby never did that again!

Come on! Share the gross stuff! LOL

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TNDARLINGTON1 1/12/2010 1:01PM

    My Older son is the same way when it comes to spiders. So he calls my younger son who is 8 years younger to come and get them and put them outside. So a 16 year old runs away from them screaming and call his 8 year old brother to come and get spiders. LOL.

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MRSHONEYC 1/12/2010 12:16PM

    Yeah, "funny" how we look back on some things and can laugh ... now that it's OVER! LOL
Great story!

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UGOGIRL51 1/12/2010 11:56AM


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Does eating healthy cost more? IN MY VIEW!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It does cost more to eat healthy. That depends if your kids are still at home or not. Mine are. So it does cost more. those 3 boys can eat the bark off the trees. Yes it will pay off in the end to right with better health. Meats, Veggies, fruits and bread are costly. Please do not mention anything organic!! Does it pay off to eat healthier. YES. we survive buy buying some off brand canned foods, buy in bulk WHEN WE CAN, try and catch sales for frozen veggies and fruits and going to our local discounts stores. My son found a food dehydrater brand new. I've already mentioned that my hubbie promised to till the ground for a garden. I am gonna hold him to it. If he does not do it I will. Fresh veggies taste so much better fresh from the garden. Just saw on the news where Florida veggies and fruits have some frost damage. I know what that means at the groceries stores.

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ANNARUTH2 1/13/2010 6:18PM

    I'm hoping to get some ground plowed for a garden this year too!
Go Pat!

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BEFIT014 1/12/2010 11:42AM

    You're so right-it does cost more. I usually buy frozen(tastes better than canned, in my opinion)that way I can use I need and the rest keeps forever.

My daughter is 8 and she goes through through these spurts-for a couple days she'll eat EVERYTHING(including the bark off trees-I liked that one, by the way emoticon)and then she has days where she won't eat much of ANYTHING!

A few years ago we had a garden. We grew everything and it was wonderful! LOTS of work, tho-weeding and spacing, etc. A tip-don't plant watermelon & cukes too close to each other. The roots wind around each other and some of our cukes had a vague watermelon flavor. That's when our nursery person told us that hint. They should be at least 2 rows away from each other.

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(The weekend is here - same routine or

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Well some of the time my defenses are down around food on the weekend. Without a plan the people perish. Same for eating without a plan. Working on it... I am extremely busy during the week. Said it once but I'll say it again I have 3 boys. My aunt said before I even had my first baby that "boys would keep you busy" she was right. Having a special needs sweet heart keep me on my toes and knees ((praying for strength)). I always give myself a pedicure and facial. Rest more. So some of the times is whatever goes. I HAVE INCORPORATED NO ONE TO WAKE ME UP UNTIL 9:00 AM on saturdays. Some times it and then theirs the other times. Sunday is worship/rest/recoup day. I usually put exercise aside on Sunday....unless I am a challenge then I'll do light exercise.

I probably need to have a more constructed routine for my eating on the weekends. Well going forward.

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ANNARUTH2 1/13/2010 6:21PM

    Whoa! It must be the pesonality! My 2 boys never kept me as busy as my 11 year old GD does when I babysit my GKS in the summer. She like lots of one on one time.

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CHRISTFIEND 1/10/2010 2:07PM

    Pat, i think we all have the lazy kind of weekend. I don't plan for my meals either.

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KITT52 1/10/2010 12:39PM

    sound like youe workiing on a plan and that sooner or later you will find what works for you

have a healthy week end


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BIGDAD1211 1/10/2010 10:27AM

    I love to sleep in to 9am on the weekends. Now that I am laid off, I found myself sleeping later on the weekdays but I changed that! Don't want to get lazy you know.
My food intake gets a little out of control on the weekends too. I have to get a better handle on it. Now I think I see what you mean about some kind of meal plan to keep you on track. Maybe I will do a weekend meal plan. I will let you know.
Praying for strength for you , my friend
In Jesus Name
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MRSHONEYC 1/10/2010 10:06AM

    Trust me, it's not just boys who keep you busy. I grew up with 4 sisters .... they can be just as wild! Take me, for example! LOL
9 am?!?! WOW! It's all I can do to stay in the bed until 7:23 (yep, exactly, both yesterday and today) so I'm ENVIOUS of your sleeping in! And I don't have kids to wake me up! Jim thinks someone's alarm may be going off at that time or something.

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NANCYRUBIO 1/10/2010 7:28AM

    Coming from a family of girls, I was surprised to have 2 boys. I found I learned to much from them. It was fun, although extremely busy at times.

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