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MY BEST THANKSGIVING DAY EVER

Thursday, November 26, 2009

This is day # 37 of being accountable to myself for my actions around food. And it was a major food holiday. I have been preparing for this day for the past few weeks by banking my weekly WW bonus points and paring back a little some days to save a few more points. I had 181 points banked. I approached the day with the attitude to have what I wanted to enjoy the feast, but to practice some moderation. I used my daily points for the day plus 54 more and I was not stuffed, but definitely satisfied. I deprived myself of nothing, but I did not overindulge either. I am proud of my progress. My goal this time around is to eliminate guilt feelings by being honest and accountable for myself. My mind is in a good place, one that I don't remember ever being in before. And boy do I like it here! I hope each of you finds your special place and choose to stay there permanently one day at a time. I feel as if I can trust myself again to face the situations that occur in my life. It feels so good to not feel hopeless anymore. Thank God for such a wonderful blessing on this Thanksgiving Day. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your support and friendship. Hugs from Janet in central Illinois

  
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JANETK53 11/29/2009 9:09AM

  Thanks for adding me as a Spark Friend

emoticonIt is so good to see you blog that you are keeping on track better than you had really expected....staying focus isn't easy and to feel happy with yourself is an awesome feeling. I think that is awesome. Keep up the good work......for it is not an easy thing to do some days
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NANCY- 11/27/2009 10:10AM

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MONAMOM 11/27/2009 8:25AM

    That is wonderful!! Congratulations on your fantastic efforts!!

Hugs, Mona

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BRENDAF761 11/26/2009 11:42PM

    It sounds like you had a great holiday! I also really tried to eat as sensible as I could. I ran in the Turkey Trot in Champaign, IL. I see you also live in Central IL. I hope you reach your weight loss goals! emoticon emoticon

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Progress Not Perfection

Saturday, November 21, 2009


FR 11/20/09 CRAVING CONTROL By 700pm I was wanting to munch. I started with a mini-bag of popcorn, then pretzels, some chocolates, then ice cream. I weighed and measured each thing and ate it slowly. I had banked points to cover it.
SA 11/21/09 CRAVING CONTROL Reflecting on last night, I think I needed more water or weak tea for one thing. I have been relying too heavily on diet soda and crystal light. I have also not been cooking meat and vegetables, but have been eating WW pizza and soup instead. That has too many simple carbs. I need more protein and complex carbs. I have also been resisting movement. I am so tired of sitting all the time, but have been unwilling to dive into any kind of exercise. I need to start slow with 3 min. consistently, then worry about adding minutes. I am living and learning. I have been faithful to myself and have tracked my food. I can do that every day no matter what. I am proud of you, Janet Lynn. You are taking responsibility for your actions. You are growing up.

  
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LUCKYLADY777 11/22/2009 6:01PM

    tracking food seems to be a controlling factor for me. I really have a hard time with that portion control thing. You are doing a great job..... keep on the track. How about a mini walk during a commercial? Like they say every little bit helps. emoticon

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-WISPY- 11/21/2009 6:34PM

    Woo hoo, wtg. Progress not perfection is key for me in just about everything I do. Being a perfectionist this is a major lesson I have had to learn. It allows me to enjoy my life as I go along instead of waiting for that "unreachable" day when everything will be "just right".

Have a wonderful weekeend.

Hugs wispy.

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ME2448 11/21/2009 7:54AM

    You are learning lots.

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NANCYRUBIO 11/21/2009 7:52AM

    You are taking control of your life back. Keep this blog and read it each day. It is a great blog, get reinforcement from it. I wish you happiness.

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TCLARK319 11/21/2009 7:00AM

    Way to go! Tracking your food is a real big step. If I were to log what I used to eat I think I would be shocked. Patience is key and not every day will be as you wish. Keep up the great attitude! Keep it positive - Happy Sparking!

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MY THOUGHTS IN PRINT

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The only thing that stands between you and what you want from life is simply the will to pursue it and the faith to believe it is possible. AUTHOR UNKNOWN but GREATLY APPRECIATED

The real problem with me is I just don't know what I really want from life. I won't have the will or the faith if I can't even verbalize what it is I want. I am retired now and have the time to pursue anything. I spend my days creating journals on all sorts of topics. I also love to go garage saling and search for that certain treasure I just can't live without. I guess I am searching for that one thing that clicks in my mind and makes me aware that "this is it." I do enjoy my searches; maybe that is a point. Enjoy the journey, whatever it may be. But I was reading a blog yesterday about what kind of legacy do you want to leave. I didn't really have an answer to that.

What is my contribution to the betterment of human existence? Am I just here to learn a few things and move on? What is the real point of life and then death? Please feel free to share your thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts in print. I appreciate you. Hugs from Janet

  
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JULSISGOOD 11/9/2009 7:00PM

    I too like to search for that one thing - but the problem for me is that even when I find something wonderful, especially food, it's never enough. I guess I'm in the process of teaching myself that I can be enough, but I'm not there yet. I look forward to seeing where your questions lead to!
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JOYATLAST 10/19/2009 8:07PM

    I allowed other people to be my "guide" for so long that I didn't know what "I" wanted either. My advice is to start somewhere and do something. Confidence comes with positive experience. Open your eyes to new possibilities and put yourself out there.

I didn't know what web design was, but I signed up for a class and LOVED it!! It fits my personality for details.

You can discover your passion and life will never be the same!

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JAE_HENNINGTON 10/15/2009 6:57PM

  these are important questions, I to have wondered where my place is in the world and am I suppose to be doing more. I feel like everyday prepares you for something greater. And maybe what we consider great arent really great at all. perhaps purpose is to be found in the small things...the thing I try to remember is this, at the end all that will really be important and left standing is how did you love God, other people, and yourself...because after all, Love is the most important thing of all... take care and have a great day

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RAMONAFAY 10/10/2009 4:24PM

  I too have pondered these things!

I have decided to live each day as it comes; and to do the best I can with each day and then to just let it go! emoticon

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PANSYGAL 10/10/2009 10:10AM

    I've also asked all those questions. Can't say that I've come to a decision. I only know that interactions with others and how you relate to them is very important. You never know what that one thing you say or do may strike a spark in another. I quess the golden rule applies more than we realize and the important thing you leave behind is the people you love. So make sure those memories are good, for that is where you live on. Those people are your legacy. Hugs, Gail

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UNWILLING TO BE WILLING

Thursday, October 01, 2009

I have to be honest with myself and someone else; so if you are reading this, thank you for being that someone else. I do not want to weigh and measure my food. I do not want to use the nutrition tracker. I do not want to cut back on my crutch of eating. I do not want to start exercising on a regular basis. What hope is there for me ever accomplishing my goals? I am willing to sit at my computer and read about other people's success. I am willing to try and get in 3 milk servings a day and 5 fruits and vegetables. My willingness steps seem so small compared to the immenseness of my weight problem. Thanks for listening. Janet in dreary central Illinois

  
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LMSTRAW 12/20/2009 2:47AM

    I don't think anybody really WANTS to do this stuff. It's just what we feel is best for US. For our well being. I do want to feel better, physically and emotionally; feel better about myself. And, this is what it takes to do that. It's okay to feel this way. I resent like hell that my younger sisters can eat a half a chocolate cake for breakfast and never grow out of a size 6. It ain't fair; so what? You've given yourself permission to be abusive to yourself; now talk positive to you and give yourself permission to be good to you!
It helps me not to look at the big picture, just look at right NOW. Don't worry about tomorrow's wreckage; it ain't wrecked yet!
Linda
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TRECECOOKS 10/2/2009 1:48PM

    I know where you are. I'm there a lot, too. God bless, and know that we love you anyway!!

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RAMONAFAY 10/2/2009 1:40PM

  We all have days like this!
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FLASUN 10/2/2009 8:03AM

    Janet,
I know what you are saying 100%.....but all it takes is one baby step at a time....You can DO IT!!! If you Want to get Healthy, and lose the weight, you will put forth the effort and try to do your best! I know you can do it, keep reading everyone's post, join in our October challenges on the team and you know I'm wishing you the BEST!! Love ya, Janice emoticon

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JULSISGOOD 10/1/2009 10:53PM

    I can really relate to this right now - I don't want to...fill in the blank! But I think that even just one step towards living healthier is moving forward. Of course there are all the motivational and inspiring phrases, like you only have to take one step at a time, and you didn't gain this weight overnight...which help, but can seem like mere words in the moment. So I guess for me, I just do as much as a know I can, and try to be patient with myself until I can reach for that next goal. I'm here to help cheer you on, even if it's only in baby steps right now!
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JANRTEACH 10/1/2009 2:47PM

    Please start using the CAD program. I don't weigh or measure anything and I can have the carbs I truly want during a reward meal!! Hang in there.

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JANRTEACH 10/1/2009 2:47PM

    Please start using the CAD program. I don't weigh or measure anything and I can have the carbs I truly want during a reward meal!! Hang in there.

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THE ULTIMATE PARENTAL LOSS

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Someone in my extended family has committed suicide. He never got over his injuries and mental traumas from serving in the Iraq war. His vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb and his two buddies were killed instantly. He felt so guilty about having survived. His parents are so devastated. He must have been braver than me, because I am in no hurry to enter the "dark unknown" of death no matter how strong my faith is. But what can help console his parents?

  
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11-RENEWAL-20 10/1/2009 2:52PM

    Above all his parents, family and friends should not feel guilt. When a person makes the decision to end their life; they honestly feel that is the best choice for them. I'm so sorry. My grandson just returned from Iraq after a year at Camp Bucca...he witnessed things a person should never have to see. I hate war and the after effects for all involved.
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SASANDRA 9/29/2009 12:10AM

    This is such a sad thing to hear...my prayers and thoughts this young man's parents and family.
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REBECKY44 9/28/2009 10:43PM

    I'm so sorry to hear that.

I had two sons server in Iraq, one was on the ground the first night they went into Baghdad when bombs were flying. War is terrible. My son still has battle fatigue once in a while from the trauma of the fight.

As far as what you can say to console the family... I don't think there is anything you can say, except maybe that now he is out of his pain.

Hugs.

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MOMMA48 9/15/2009 10:43PM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss in your family. Having gone through the attempts my son has made -- I'm not sure there is anything anyone can do to console the parents at this time -- other than to be there with an understanding and supporting heart and to keep praying for their strength at this tragic time. Give them the shoulder to cry and lean on, but a parent losing a child has to be so heart-wrenching as they've lost a part of themselves. Time, memories and prayers -- and knowing they'll see him again some day -- he'll always be in their hearts and in their prayers until they meet again. You and yours are in my prayers.

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MOV4WARD 9/10/2009 2:50PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticoni am so sorry to hear this and will keep them in our t&p's that their grief will ease. (hugs)

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JULSISGOOD 9/9/2009 8:13PM

    I am so sorry. I can't imagine how hard that must be.
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GIGIDEANA130 9/9/2009 1:57PM

  I am so very sorry to hear this. My son in law did 2 tours in Iraq in combat zones the whole time, the last tour his best bud died in his arms shot 7 times he still has nightmares but has got some help dealing with it. My prayers are with your family.

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DIFROMWYOMING 9/9/2009 1:39PM

    emoticon So sorry to hear this.

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LKWQUILTER 9/9/2009 1:32PM

    Don't know what to say--sending prayers and good thoughts your way. ((((HUGS)))) Linda Kay

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RONIH2O 9/9/2009 12:56PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. My son just went off to boot camp last week and I dread every day where he will end up and the things he will see.


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GOSPELCLOWN 9/9/2009 12:52PM

    His parents will have to allow time to dull the pain. You could let them talk and remember (you will hear the same stories over & over) but giving them a listening ear is something you can do to help.

So sorry for your loss...
Karen

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MEMPHISMICHELE 9/9/2009 12:49PM

    That's so heartbreaking. My prayer's are for your family.

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