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Day 377: More Malaysia pictures of Nick's trip.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


The open lot is where they plan to build a new building in Malaysia, so that is what they are out looking at. Nick is my oldest son, and he's a really good guy. If he does move to Malaysia, I'll go visit then. He said he figures he will have to go back again in December, so he probably will spend Christmas there.
Those twin-towers are two of the world's tallest buildings.

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MISSDAISY23 9/7/2014 8:56PM

    Oh, how I miss Malaysia and the food! There is so much delicious food over there! I was born there and I moved to Illinois in 1999. I am pretty sure you will enjoy the scenery, shopping malls, food, etc. if you get the chance to visit. I just realize this blog dated back in 2008. Did you get a chance to visit Malaysia?

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  Some of these photos of Malaysia are wonderful. Your son should think of becoming a professional photographer.

online bus ticket booking

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  A good informative post that you have shared and thankful your work for sharing the information. Got some appealing information and would like to give it a try. Applaud your work and keep sharing your information.

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IAMDARLENE 7/1/2014 1:45PM


What an awesome place to visit!!! Your son sounds pretty awesome too.

You must be quite an awesome lady!!

Have a great day. Make it a great day for yourself somehow!! Hugs, Darlene

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IMAVISION 1/11/2014 3:14PM

    emoticon for that peek into your son's day-to-day world. I enjoyed it.

God bless!

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GOANNA2 11/2/2013 10:06PM

    Haven't spoken to you in ages. Was lovely to see
the pictures of Malaysia and it will be nice to go
to Malaysia to visit your son. Have a great Sunday.

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TRAVELGRRL 1/1/2013 7:56AM

    Thank you for your comment on my goals blog. I visited Malaysia in 2006 and 2007 when my brother was working there for an oil company. He lived within walking distance of the Petronas towers. It was a GREAT place to visit and I know if you go you'll have a blast! It's a LONG LONG trip though, especially if you have to fly coach!

I have seen the "Wheat Belly" guy on Dr. Oz and while I've not read the book, I am DEFINITELY trying to eat less bread and other wheat products. I figure it all helps, right?

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SHARON10002 6/20/2012 6:11PM

    Those skyscrapers are amazing! What detailed architecture. Thanks for sharing.

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ENUFF81020 3/7/2012 12:57PM

    Hi there, One of my sons spent a Christmas holiday period in Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. It was sure tough on me, but he learned a great deal on his trip. I never gave any thought to the doors of experiences that it might have given me. He has since broken up with the lady who had helped him to visit her homeland and her current residence. I hope that your photos are on your page so I can see them there.
Best wishes--and thanks for making me a spark friend too!

Gemtle hugs,

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4AMAZINGME 11/10/2011 6:43PM

    awesome pics. thank you

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OLDOWL 8/11/2010 12:32PM

    Beautiful pictures thanks for sharing.

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CAROLJ35 7/31/2010 8:20PM

    Thanks for sharing those delightful photos. I never think of Maylasia as so modern because I think the villages are quite remote and backward.
I was especially interested because my nephew married a Christian girl from Maylasia. She was educated in US and had very good jobs here, but mother and much of family live in Maylasia.
She and my nephew presently reside in Edinburgh, Scotland where he is pursuing doctorate in theology and she works for Bank of Scotland. When he finishes education he has accepted job in Christian college in Singapore so Jacqueline will not be too far from her home country. Their almost one year old will get to see more relatives, too.
(And the nephew's brother has been working in India for several years.) Small world, isn't it?
Again, I really enjoyed photos!

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LAFFLOTS57 6/15/2010 9:25PM

    Wow! those pictures r really breathtaking. emoticon

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USE2BWILD 11/14/2009 9:49PM

    Jibbie, I learned about Malaysia things I did not know here. I don't know where the pictures are as I don't see any of Malaysia but your pictures of your family are awsome!! You have such a beautiful family!! God Bless. From, mcgee

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HONEY_73 10/20/2009 9:35PM

    hi there actually Malaysia is pretty progressive, and there are as many women in mini skirts as there are in Muslim garb. There isn't any repression against women and women get equal pay...there's no glass ceiling or anything and many of the highest-ranking jobs are held by women. The Muslim women wear Muslim garb out of choice, not because of force...there are some misguided people of course as there are in any place, but mainly people of all races-Chinese, Indian, Malay, expatriates etc live pretty happily alongside each other...don't worry, your son will be just fine...Christmas is pretty festive in Malaysia too especially in the cities..i've been there plenty of times!

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COOLMAMA11 2/11/2009 5:15PM

    Wonderful pictures Jibbie, thanks for sharing.


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SMYLEERED 12/26/2008 9:50AM

    Beautiful pictures of Malaysia. Thanks for sharing those and the pics of your son, Nick.

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SHTAYLOR44 12/25/2008 6:30PM

    I am in awe when I look at other countries and their customs, thanks for sharing.

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AUNTIE*CHEENA 11/21/2008 10:13AM

    Yes America is beautiful!
Thank you for reading my blog and giving me the Info on Gilad. I noticed the accent but didn't know where it came from.

May the Lord be with you and yours wherever you spend Christmas! emoticon

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NOREGRET2010 11/14/2008 10:00AM

    Beautiful pictures....but not somewhere I wanna live!

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MIAMARSH 11/10/2008 1:02PM

  These pictures are wonderful. Thanks for the comment, it made me smile!

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NARNIA9334 11/5/2008 7:50PM

    What neat pictures; thanks for sharing!

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SAMODER 11/2/2008 5:22PM

    I agree that it is wonderful to be ale to be proud of our children - but they didn't get there by accident!!!!

What a wonderful opportunity for your son, but it is hard on the parents. I don't like that m son is in Texas, and we're in Indiana - that's too far away for me. However we can't hold them back either.

Jibbie, here is my favorite quote and you have earned the right to use it,because of how you've raised your children.

Parents give their children 2 things: one is roots, the other is wings.

You're awesome!

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ANDREA5KIDS 11/2/2008 4:02PM

    WOW! Interesting!

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LEYETTE 10/29/2008 10:49AM

    Awesome pics...thanks for sharing!!

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JUNKINTHETRUNK3 10/27/2008 12:45PM

    Great pictures!

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CECEWRITER 10/26/2008 10:08PM

  Beautiful pics, Jibbie-thank that boy of yours! I bet he also realizes what a great Mom he has...

Blessings to you and all of yours!


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BKP4166 10/24/2008 1:03AM

    Jibbie...those are great pictures and it's wonderful to be able to say that your oldest son is a great guy...my David is too. In fact all 3 of my sons are great guys. I hope you get a chance to go visit him there.

Kathy emoticon

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Day 372: More pictures Nick in India

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Some other pictures of India.

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SHARON10002 6/20/2012 6:09PM

    Great pictures! The breakfast looked great!

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CITYZOZO 1/15/2012 10:31AM

    these are totally wonderful, was he there on vacation?

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USE2BWILD 3/26/2010 11:42PM

    I loved the colorful market place and the temple looking ?architecture.

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COOLMAMA11 2/11/2009 5:23PM

    Wow Jibby, I watched those as a slideshow, so beautiful to watch, thanks so much for sharing!

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JAYMEELIZ 11/27/2008 12:38AM

    Wow! Those pictures are very interesting!

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HRZ2UMZROBINSON 10/21/2008 6:21PM

    wow, looks like a fun trip. He's lucky to have a job that allows him to travel :-)

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/19/2008 11:53AM

    Jibbie, I looked through all your pictures as a slide show and individually. How interesting and exciting to see the other side of the world. What a great experience for us but most especially for your son. I know you miss him but looking at the world through his camera is great!!! Thank you and him so much for sharing all this!!

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SHAREBEAR74 10/18/2008 6:49PM

    Loved the pictures! It almost makes me feel like I went for a little visit to India.

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BLAZINGSWORD 10/18/2008 8:02AM

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. It is not often we get to see the other side of the world from a personal view point. It was very interesting. I was intrigued by the Mayalasian breaksfast too. I wonder if it was as tasty as beautiful as it looked? brenda

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Day 372 Nick in Malaysia

Saturday, October 18, 2008


I did these in separate entries so you can see the difference. He is helping to get a new office opened for the Movie Company in Malaysia, as they already have one in India, where 40 people are working. Bollywood makes 700 movies per year, so the film business is huge there.

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SHARON10002 6/20/2012 6:07PM

    Nice pictures!

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USE2BWILD 3/26/2010 11:40PM

    Were those stinky fruits Lychees? I love them. They look like chestnuts though.

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CRAFTSNUT 10/24/2008 11:13PM

    I'm from Malaysia! Wow! Does this make me miss home. :D

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PATRIA1 10/23/2008 2:10PM

    Good for you!! You are turning into a lean,fighting, workout machine. I love the photos of India. Way Cool!

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Day 364: Nick's trip to India

Friday, October 10, 2008


My DS, Nick is on a business trip to India, where they already have an office and Malaysia, where he is helping to open a new office for the Movie Company he works for in Los Angeles. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia U. in NYC, and an MBA from UCLA and has worked for the company for 11 years. He spent six weeks in India a few years ago, so he has seen the country. He was impressed with the Taj Mahal. He also plans to go to Thailand to see a friend who runs a computer company there, before he returns home.

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SHARON10002 6/20/2012 6:05PM

    Sounds like he is enjoying his job, and that helps you as a mom. We're so proud of our children, and it warms our hearts to see them doing what they enjoy doing. . .
Have you ever gotten a chance to "tag along"?

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COOLMAMA11 2/11/2009 5:17PM

    Woo Hoo Jibbie, the food!!! Will you get a chance to visit your son while he is there, you must be soooo proud!


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MYSTICAL-PIXIE 10/15/2008 11:51PM

    ha ha ... tell me... malaysian breakfast are yummy, spicy, delicious yet really really high in carbs and oil... but seriously, it taste so goooooooddd .. :) ... I stopped eating malaysian breakfast except for indian food - still need to select it carefully.... but miss it so so so much.... :)

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GIRLINMOTION 10/14/2008 10:54AM

    I think Momma Jibbie needs to go and make sure her son Nick is eating healthy. Did you see what they eat over there for a Malaysian Breakfast? I hope all goes well for Nick and he comes back home soon, I am sure you miss him.

Hugs, Sonia

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MARGOMCP 10/13/2008 5:45PM

    How great. My niece use to be working on films in the L.A. area but is now mommy to three.

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STARTSPARKING 10/12/2008 5:49AM

    Thank you for sharing his photos of his marvelous trip. Oh, you must be so proud of having such an accomplished son. I hope he is enjoying a wonderful business trip.

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LUCKY8GAL 10/11/2008 5:33PM

    India, how nice! Do you get to visit? emoticon

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CAROLISCIOUS 10/11/2008 3:12PM

    How exciting for him! Does momma get to visit?

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TERRMOR 10/11/2008 1:58PM

    That is so exciting. Good for him.

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TRECECOOKS 10/10/2008 8:56PM

    This is 2 kewl!! How wonderful to have a child who is happy and successful. You've done a great job, sweetie!!

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CBLADY 10/10/2008 8:41PM

    You must be so proud of him Jibbie! He is doing so well and most important of all ENJOYING HIS LIFE. emoticon

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OUTOFIDEAS 10/10/2008 7:41PM

    Good to see you posting...hope all is well. I know you are proud of your children...thanks for sharing them with us!

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CAREWREN 10/10/2008 2:04PM

    Thanks for posting the great pictures! How great that Nick has been able to travel!

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*MADHU* 10/10/2008 1:27PM

    I hope Nick liked India....his snaps show that he enjoyed the various sights in Hyderabad and the mall as well :)

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CECEWRITER 10/10/2008 1:15PM

  How wonderful! Is this the homeschooled Son? On any account your kids are doing fabulous aren't they Mom?

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Day 256: Maggie is home from SPAIN.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My dd, Maggie, got home from her study-aboard trip to Spain. Saturday I just had a horrible day worrying about her coming home and I grazed my way through 5200 calories. How do I know? Because I logged every single one of them. The photo is of Adam's new Suzuki, which he got this past week and that has been another real stress for me. Yes, I can hear my mother saying "You won't know what it is to worry until you have children of your own!!" Yes, Mother, you were RIGHT.

Thankfully, I went to Paul McKenna's "I Can Make You Thin" web site and did some of his exercises. Then I read some of the wonderful threads on the SparkTeam for "Shrink Yourself" by Roger Gould, M.D. which helped me to get the stress level down and back on track. WOW, I'm so glad I'm a SPARKER.

Now my son, Nick and his gf, Orora leave for SPAIN (no joke) on the 25th for a two week vacation. Maggie had talked to him about the trip since last fall and so they decided to go there. They fly into Lisbon and then take the train as gas/car rental was too expensive (plus parking fees). The movie company he works for just had the new "HULK" movie come out and it was a huge success, so he's going to enjoy this vacation.
I hope I can use the relaxation tips!!

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SHARON10002 6/20/2012 6:02PM

    For all that logging and honesty you deserve a emoticon! Sure beats writing it all down and figuring it out!

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BLAZINGSWORD 9/18/2008 8:52PM

    I can understand where you are coming from eating when you are stressed out. Give yourself some leeway, you have been under tremendous stress. Hang in there! We are here for you, Jibbie. emoticon brenda

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    Wow! Very brave to log those calories. I don't bother when I'm on a binder b/c I don't want to know. LOL

Thanks for stopping by my (Phoenix)September blog.

I've spent a LOT of time in Spain. My husband is from there. Spain has an attraction to it that is hard to evade. My mother used to worry about me when I was over there and coming/going on the planes/trains/buses, etc. I lived there for a year studying doing undergrad work on my BA, then later studied there 3 summers working on my MA in Spanish. I will tell you that it is different being there as a student and being there as a resident not going to school. Once you get into the everyday hum drum of not being a tourist, I always say, "It's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there." We don't know what we have here in America until we experience another culture/country. Believe me, I've been to a lot of countries!! When I was a student, I always dreamed of living there, but once I was married and totally immersed into the culture, I changed my mind.

Just thought I give you some ammunition in the event your children fall in love with it and want to live there.


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CBLADY 9/10/2008 12:35PM

    We really are twins!!! I can totally relate to your 5200 calorie reaction to stress. It is a bit of a shock when we add them calories all up! There have most likely been days when it was even more for me and it just wasn't counted! lol
BUT NOT Today!!!! YaH emoticon

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  Hi Jibbie,

Thanks for visiting my page. I really have been unscrupulous about my dieting. I need to get back on track. I've gained 7 since I last logged on but I am down 4 pounds from where I ended up!

You are an inspiration to me because you are so loyal. Keep it up, girl!


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LASVEGASLES 7/30/2008 4:53PM

    Wow...they really do add up, don't they?

That's one of the many reasons to always track your food...it's so easy to get out of control.

Trust me...i've done it over and over and over...otherwise I'd not be overweight now, right?? LOL

Make it AWESOME!

Les~ (Team Leader - Cardio Connoisseurs)

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CHRISFIT1 7/29/2008 6:19PM

  Ok Jibbie... it's July 29th now. Checking your blog for more news.
How is everything going? Sometimes I say out loud to myself "I'm NOT going to eat over this". I say it a few times until I convince myself.

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NISSAG 7/27/2008 3:30PM

    Thank you SO much for your comment on my blog entry. That's an excellent point, and I do have the soda because I enjoy it, not because it's there. Thank you thank you thank you for your insight. :)

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LIL_PINKBUBBLE 7/22/2008 3:04PM

    Good job logging all that! It inspires me to be more honest about my food logging, because sometimes I think I put too small a portion for what I actually ate. I'm trying to get better about measuring everything but sometimes I just don't have the patience.

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CJROMB 7/10/2008 6:36PM

    You know, I'm really impressed that you actually logged all those calories. That's truly impressive that you kept putting them out there. It's definitely understandable that you'd be worried about your daughter traveling like that.

I, like you, am so grateful for SP! It really comes through when you need it.

Hope you're doing well!


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CAREWREN 7/5/2008 1:30PM

    That is really something that you logged 5,200 calories! That is a high level of awareness and you know what brought that level of grazing on.

I'm going to go check out Paul McKenna's web site. This is the second site you have recommended to me in the five minutes I've been logged into SP!

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SUNNYGIRL! 6/28/2008 10:11AM

Thanks for stopping by my page. He has a nice bike... the sport bikes, hopefully he will not get into stunt riding, a real craze around here and lots of riders getting hurt... or worse.

You can't worry yourself over your children (easier said than done I know), but even worrying will not change anything, so instead take joy in the fact they are adventureous and are enjoying what life has to offer. Those who fear too much never get to enjoy some of the most wonderful things in the world.

Have your son promise to keep one leg on each side of that bike at all times, and both wheels on the pavement!

Take Care,

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BESTBET2 6/28/2008 9:22AM

    Hi, Jibbie - Thanks for the comments on my page. What a great family you have! So the cat rides this Suzuki? Pretty cool.

I loved Spain and would go back there in a minute. It's great that your kids are getting to go. Maybe you should join them, huh?

Love your Spark Page. I'm going to look in on one of your exercise guys.


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AMHISPRINCESS 6/26/2008 1:45PM

    Jibbie: glad your daughter is home. When my two daughters (they are twins) were in college one went to Spain and one went to England for a year.. It was a great experience for both of them.. I was so proud that they were able to do that. I know when they live home and go to another country we do worry.. Mothers never stop worrying.. No matter how old our children are. Just say your prayers and remember too let them know that you love them..

Now no more binging...OK... Keep within your calorie limit.. or at least close..

Have a wonderful day.. Thanks for your blog.. Hugs, Carol

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GERRI/POLLYANNA 6/25/2008 11:43AM

    emoticon emoticon
Hang in there kiddo !!!
Isn't just awful when our moms are right !!! LOL LOL
Here we are in our 50's and our moms are worried about US !!!

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TERRMOR 6/25/2008 1:03AM

    The worrying never stops. I know. Brittany (Bamathin ) is my oldest. I also have 2 teen sons. My mom still worries and I am 49 and her youngest. LOL
I am so glad maggie got home safely. Adam is a fine looking young man but I hear ya on the cycle. They worry me too. I am sure he is responsible.
Try to find different outlets for the stress. You will feel better after the stress eases.

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BAMATHIN 6/24/2008 10:52PM

    You are definitely going to have learn a new way to deal with stress!!!! Because I think you're going to have a bit for the next while. No food, missy, exercise only. ;)

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CECEWRITER 6/24/2008 8:32PM

  So glad that your baby girl is back-Jibbie! I know the Mom worry,...but sure sounds like you have great kids!

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OUTOFIDEAS 6/24/2008 4:39PM

    Hugs, Jibbie... Stress, whether it's worry over our precious kids, or deadlines to meet, or whatever, tends to kick us into an agitated state that makes for intense food cravings, not to mention pumping all that fat hoarding cortisol into the bloodstream. You are doing all the right things, learning to soothe and calm yourself, log the behavior and calories, exercise...you can do this...you have been keeping on keeping on for some time now...I have faith in you! emoticon

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    I would love to be on that beach! so beautiful! and yes your mom was right lol I have 3 grown and one almost 16 yr old and the worrying never stops! as for over eating just get back on track, it will work out. hugsss

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