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My Thanksgiving Crash!!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Thanksgiving was spent with my sons, DIL, and grandson and we all talked and had a good mid-day Brunch. I did well eating within my calorie range and I did track my food intake. My DIL made my day as she told me I looked like I had lost weight. When, they left I couldn't convince them to take home any of the many leftover desserts. So, guess who's been snacking and eating them, too ashamed to even track the calories--ME, that's who.

My DIL had made a good pumpkin pie, which we were too full to have and I had made a big fruit trifle and a double batch of my favorite banana chocolate chip muffins . . .Well, I've just about polished all of them off. I haven't had any willpower. I usually don't buy any desserts for the reason that I can't leave them alone. I should have thrown them out but I grew up in the late 40's and 50's and grew up having to eat everything on my plate. My Mom used to say, "what about all those starving children in China"? So, I guess I grew up associating food with love and throwing food away was almost a "sin". Hindsight is wonderful, if I could go back to Thanksgiving I would have given my leftover desserts to neighbors, etc.

Now, I'm afraid to even weigh myself. I haven't weighed in about 3 weeks and won't until I once again get my eating under control. I wonder if maybe I'm one of those people that "hide" behind their fat. , ,

Also, I'm leaving Thursday for a 3 night get-away with 3 of my girlfriends--and they all love to eat. . .We'll have a kitchen there so will do some cooking but I know I'll have challenges when we eat out. In the back of my mind, I remember always gaining a few pounds when I'm on vacation even if this is a mini-vacation.
For reading material I'm going to bring a copy of the book, The Sparks, and re-read it again from cover to cover as I won't have access to a computer there. I will bring my pedometer and do as many steps there as I can. I'm also going to review and re-do all my goals. . .I'm going to make this trip as healthy as I can. I hope being away for a few days will help me get on track again. I love SP and all the helpful great friends I have made. I know I can and need to do this for me and there is no time like the present. I need to re-commit to the Spark way of healthy eating and exercise. And, if there are any Christmas brunch leftovers, especially desserts, I know what to do with them . . . emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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BEANZFRD 12/6/2010 5:51PM

    Jill, I think you have just inspired several people to reread the book. Count me as one of them! Thank you, I look forward to starting over with you! You are amazing!

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JAKEANDNELLIE 12/2/2010 4:13PM

    I grew up in the fifties and can relate to "eat everything on your plate; don't waste food - children are going hungry somewhere in the world." BUT I finally realized that it is okay to put food in trash rather than eat it. Like you, I live alone and it's better to trash it and avoid the temptation!
I've gained 9 pounds in the past few weeks and forced myself to change my weight ticker today. I feel more shame and disgust with myself than anything else - I know better than to do what I was doing!
I'm refocusing and putting myself back on track RIGHT NOW!
Enjoy your girls-get-away and get them exercising with you! Have a great time!
Sheila

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JILL313 12/1/2010 2:00PM

    Thank all of you for your support, empathy and encouragement--I love you all for it!! I'm also going to bring my 3 work-out DVDs as one of them is on WW and there is a DVD there and we can work out every morning. We're not leaving until tomorrow afternoon but I'm planning ahead and getting really excited about our trip!! Hugs to all of you. . . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am going to weigh myself today but will not post it!!

Jill

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MARSHASTAR 12/1/2010 11:27AM

    We both have the same challenges I guess. I'm glad I don't have anywhere to go. . no traveling to add to my already messed up eating plan. Enjoy yourself. That's a good idea to take your pedometer. I think the best thing is we are aware of what we are doing wrong, so that may be a slight deterrent when we are faced with the unhealthy food choices. Just HAVE FUN on your mini vacation.
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FXYGMA 12/1/2010 10:55AM

    Jill this is not a failure it is a learning experience for you. Didn't you learn something from this? Yes ...I believe you did! Just like I did after our Thanksgiving here with my daughter. These are not failures they are trials to learn from. Remember we a students to this new Journey we are taking to a Healthier lifestyle. We are learning to live healthier from Sparks & our friends. We are like babies learning to walk. Babies do not just get up and start walking automatically. It takes a few falls on their bum to learn to walk. That is what this was. You are in the right frame of mind and are on this journey for the right reason ..........that being FOR YOU. Don't go out on your vacation expecting to fail. Make a plan and don't let others sway you otherwise. Do it for YOU and you will feel empowered. Remember what I told you about taking every opportunity to move with the groove and you will feel all the better for it. Who cares what others think you are doing it for yourself....no one else! We all love and support you here at Sparks. Remember what your DIL said to you and embrace that.
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TRISHKRAFTS 12/1/2010 10:44AM

    You have the right attitude about your mini vaca. Don't force yourself to be perfect but Do what you can and then when you get home you will feel better about having reigned it in a little. Keeping the healthy lifestyle in the front of your mind and not recent past setback will do you a world of good. Do your friends know you are changing your eating habits. Maybe you could talk with them before hand and maybe they will be supportive. Whatever you do, have guilt free fun. emoticon emoticon

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CSYOUNCE 12/1/2010 10:39AM

    You have the perfect outlook Jill - you will be fine.

Setbacks happen to all of us - recognizing it and not giving up is the key - and you've got that!

Enjoy your trip - be healthy - and STOP beating yourself up, that never helps anything.

Come back and take on our GRAND challenges for December and erase all those calories and guilt!

Carolyn

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BEANZFRD 12/1/2010 10:10AM

    Hey Jill, put the past behind you and move on. You learned a couple things from the Thanksgiving holiday, so use them to make better choices during Christmas. It is so important for you to weigh in though, even just for yourself. Get it over with so you can start moving forward again. You aren't alone, we have all been there too, I'm sure. Have a nice trip with the girlfriends and don't let guilt ruin a good time.

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GEMINISUE 12/1/2010 8:48AM

    Face the Scale- Most Important Thing You Can Do for Yourself! Today, is Dec. 01, you can do this!

I have confidence, you will weigh in !

for yourself. You don't have to share.

Best to you, on your journey, to learning yourself!

Hugs
Linda

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OZARKMARY 12/1/2010 8:37AM

    Hey gf!! Don't be so hard on yourself. I did the same. Finally weighed this a.m. You should do the same!!! Dec 1st!! I'll email you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DBELLE39 12/1/2010 8:00AM

    Holidays are so hard --I crashed & burned over Thanksgiving as well, although I didn't do as bad as previous holidays. Have a great time of the minivacation with the "girls".

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DOWNTOWNJEN 12/1/2010 6:33AM

    emoticonI so related to this post! Just when we feel like we have things under control - WHAM - a challenge. Huge, huge, huge congrats to you for reassessing and for making a plan for your mini-vacation.

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26M8J7 12/1/2010 4:34AM

    I will keep you in my prayers. I have been struggling with the same issues over the holiday season. I gave away most of the sweets and froze the rest. You are much stronger than you think! emoticon

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MOMFAN 12/1/2010 2:25AM

    Hugs and prayers! Just do the next right thing whatever it may be! You can do this!

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PASTAFARIAN 12/1/2010 1:51AM

    I know what you mean - I have little willpower either. I ended up giving most of my leftovers away. Alas, I still still ended up eating a fair amount but most less damage in years past. Hang in there!

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So Much to be grateful for . . .

Friday, November 19, 2010

Honestly, I can't believe how many things I have to be grateful for. . .

My rugs throughout my house were really in bad shape. I have hardwood floors underneath so I was hoping to have them refinished. But, found out they were in too bad of shape and needed to be replaced. Well, for various reasons, I decided to put ceramic tile floors in throughout my house (not kitchen). I decided on tile because my son knew of 2 out of work tile guys that would do the job very reasonably and expertly. They said it would take about two weeks--well it ended up being almost 4 weeks--but it was worth it. I feel grateful that my son and his father-in-law took care of getting the tiles and materials and even brought me samples so I could pick out what I liked. The 2 workers were extremely nice and did an expert job of installing everything for a fraction of what a Construction Co. would have cost me. I'm grateful because all of my sons helped in moving things, sorting through things and when they were doing each of our bedrooms we all had a turn sleeping in the living room as all our furniture was put there while they worked for days on each bedroom--and all were good "sports" about it! All my sons really showed me how much they cared about me and our house--and I'm so grateful that I have them in my life.

I also realize that in these tough economic times, I am really grateful that I could have new floors put in . . .I have been saving for a long time, but a lot of people unfortunately have nothing to save. . .I thank God every day for my blessings. . .I am so grateful that I have my retirement income that so far has covered our expenses. We have plenty of food to eat--in fact too much, most of the time.

I am so grateful that I once again have a good working computer and can get on SP almost any time of day I want. I did miss my daily SP time and friends. I am so grateful that SP is affordable to anyone who has the desire to get healthy--and has access to a computer.

The workers are now gone and it is so good to get back to my daily routines. I spent 90% of my time at home and now it reflects more of the person I am and want to be. I realize more than ever what a great family I have and I am grateful for every one of them. I am also grateful for every one of you--my Spark Friends--I did miss each one of you. I am also grateful that my new tile floors turned out so beautiful and didn't cost nearly as much as they normally would have. I do have problems and concerns like everyone else but I realize the good far outweighs the bad in my life and for that I'm grateful.

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26M8J7 11/21/2010 5:48AM

    I am rejoicing with you. I understand about God's faithfulness and about His abundant provision. Thank you for opening up your heart and giving us a glimps of what God is doing in your life. emoticon

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JAKEANDNELLIE 11/20/2010 8:32PM

    Your floors sound wonderful! I wish I could convince my landlady to get rid of this old carpet and put in tile or wood!
I'm glad you're back with us.
Sheila

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NEVERGETNAKED 11/20/2010 2:28PM

    Welcome back, Jill! You are truly blessed! emoticon

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SLIMTHICK2 11/20/2010 2:09PM

    It's wonderful to give thank. All the best. emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 11/20/2010 9:18AM

    Glad you are back with us and you new floors sound lovely, must agree family is everything glad you son were there and such a great deal on tiles.Enjoy Thanksgiving.

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OZARKMARY 11/20/2010 7:30AM

    So glad to have you back! And, happy your floors turned out well. It's always nice to get something for a little less cost than expected. About my joyous news...So blessed to have the earlier date, 2-3 days in hosp, if I walk okay and not with a tilt, I get to go home...if I'm not ready I go next door to a rehab center for a couple days. Praying all goes well and I go home Christmas Eve. Daughter will come down the Mon after Christmas and will get to stay a week. I will use a walker for a couple weeks, then just a cane. I will have home health/rehab at home for 2 wks, then go to therapy place in town for a couple weeks. Can't drive for 6 wks. Grrrr! I think I've been told that about 3 mos and I will be fine and after a yr, won't even remember I had it done. However, thinking I will get the other done in July after dd's wedding. I'm with you, very grateful for sooo many things. Now, I MUST get back to my good habits and lose the bad I've picked up recently.lol Have a wonderful weekend! emoticonmary emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FXYGMA 11/19/2010 11:16PM

    Now, Now my friend I read Joleeva's blog and saw your comment. This is not boring and neither are hers. Stop that way of thinking! You are a very special person with a very special way of saying things and it shows in the pride you wrote about not only with your floors but your home, your sons, what they mean to you, and your friends. You are truly blessed and should never feel boring. We love & care for you because you are a very special wonderful & not boring person. I am happy you are my friend. Only positive thoughts! emoticon

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BEANZFRD 11/19/2010 10:34PM

    I bet your floors are beautiful! I'm so happy that you are back!

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TUBLADY 11/19/2010 6:32PM

    Wonderful blog.
I too am grateful for the home I have . There are so many people right now with out a roof over their heads.
I have food, better health and I am very grateful.
I wish I had your tile floors.
I live in an apartment and have to put up with carpet.
I would rip this out in a second if I could.
I have allergies and carpets are terrible for people like me.
You are fortunate to have a wonderful family to be there for you.
Have a nice holiday and Spark on.

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GLEORIA 11/19/2010 4:44PM

    Truly, truly AMEN.

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JOANOFSPARK 11/19/2010 4:04PM

    emoticon Oh, no.....never boring.....I can sense your true spirit shining through........it is good that you have so much to be grateful for, but even better is that you know it and are thankful. You do have a lot to be grateful for, especially your sons being so great about helping out, and pitching in. When things are being replaced is always a stressful time and my thoughts and prayers were with you....and I am very happy and elated that you are now back and able to be Sparking again..... emoticon emoticon emoticon

I missed you........

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DADDYTREVOR 11/19/2010 3:56PM

    Amen.

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My Embarrassing Confession. . .

Monday, November 08, 2010

My name is Jill and I don't exercise like I might have said I did. I am really embarrassed to admit it and even I don't understand why I don't. It's not as if I don't have exercise DVDs--I do--even some new ones I ordered and have never even tried. So, what is wrong with me?

It's true that it's a bummer having to exercise sitting down as I can't stand long enough to do regular exercises. But, other Sparkers exercise that way and I don't hear them complaining about it. Is it that I am lazy? And, with all the motivational blogs I've read you'd think I'd get right in there and do my thing--but do I, NO I don't. Years ago when I was 100+ pounds less for many years I took aerobics dance classes and loved them. I also used to work out with the my Richard Simmons Exercise Videos--they were so much fun!! Heck, as a kid, I used to exercise right a long with Jack LaLanne.

I know not exercising has to be the main reason my weight loss is stuck at 13#s as I'm usually within my calorie range for the day--well, the high of it. I get around in my house with a walker and don't burn many calories that way--and I sit around the house--mainly reading or on the computer and you don't burn many calories that way. What I need to do is get off my big butt and start to Move, Move, Move like Marsha says. I've reread Sheila and Joanie's blogs regarding their exercise routines and I get motivated and say to myself I can do that--but do I? No, I don't. Do I need to be in therapy to find out what the reason is? I want so much to be healthy and not drag all this weight around so why don't I start to exercise? I will admit right now they are set to start tomorrow to install new flooring in my living room where my TV, DVD and computer all are. So, I really won't have access to a visual to exercise with--but I certainly could march or dance sitting down or do leg lifts in bed, etc. I need to get off my duff to start losing weight again SOS, can any of you Sparkers diagnose or help me solve being allergic to exercise like I seem to be? I appreciate any and all suggestions as I need help and I feel myself sinking in to staying the way I am and don't want to be and that thought truly scares me--mainly for health and mobility reasons. Thanking you in advance of any suggestions you can give me!! emoticon

  
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ANNABELLE1957 11/26/2010 11:34AM

    hugssssss jill thank you for posting your blog and wowo all the wonderful support, you will make it for sure, one step at a time, you have encouraged me to keep moving ahead , anytime to want a buddy , i am here, have a blessed weekend emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAKEANDNELLIE 11/10/2010 6:20PM

    Let's walk together Jill! Do you have a pedometer or can you count your steps? Start counting tomorrow and let's walk at least 100 steps. Lets' do that at least 3 times tomorrow. Let me know when you've got that done and I'll do the same! I guess we could call this "long-distance-buddy-walking."
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SPEEDY143 11/9/2010 4:55PM

    If you are having problems with spending too much time on the computer then turn it off... when it's off... IT'S OFF!!!!

Put something on your TV chair that will remind you NOT TO SIT DOWN!!!

For exercise incentive you must find music that gets your blood pumping and TURN IT UP!!!!!! Most songs are 3 minutes long.... do 3 mins. at a time the first day. Then play the song twice the next day and increase it until you are happy with the amount of time you are spending exercising... or as I like to call it "enjoying the music" emoticonbecause YOU are worth it emoticon

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NEVERGETNAKED 11/9/2010 4:16PM

    Boy, can I relate! I HATE to get up and move. It DOES hurt at first, but it really does get easier. I've got severe neuropathy in my feet and some days I can barely walk to the bathroom. But on the days when I can walk, I walk! Yes, my feet hurt like the dickens a lot of the time, but I take a lot of breaks. (I also take pain meds.) I started marching while I ran the vacuum, and got in lots of extra steps. Now I'm slowly jogging behind it. And sometimes with OUT it. It doesn't happen overnight though. You've got to start small. And DON'T GIVE UP!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OZARKMARY 11/9/2010 5:02AM

    I feel your pain...and guilt! I'll do 2 mins in the morning with YOU, then 2 mins in the afternoon with YOU and 2 mins early evening with YOU! Can you get to a chair outside? Think I'll do 2 of my mins outside. So, three 2 min sessions, today, Tuesday with ME!! Got THAT!! Looking forward to hearing from you tonight or tomorrow or whenever you get back online. JUST DO IT!! For Y-O-U!!! WE/ emoticon WE MUST do it!! The more we move, the better our joints will feel. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonmary

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BEANZFRD 11/8/2010 10:26PM

    Jill, I agree with others that you have to start small to make it into a habit. Try two minutes tomorrow. I bet you can do it one day, and that one will turn in to two...

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TINYC887 11/8/2010 9:50PM

    just do a few minutes at a time

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FXYGMA 11/8/2010 9:03PM

    I know it is hard to get motivated to start exercising. I got a workout dvd of one of the workouts with Bob Harper from the Biggest Loser to try from Netflix. I watched it through and saw most of the exercises were ones I could do and had planned on trying it the very next day. Did I? NO............why? ........ I could not get motivated to just do it. I also have a couple of Ricahrd Simmons exercise videos and a couple of them especially the one with the resistance cords I could do..... Yes I watched that one too. But I haven't done either one. But I have tried to walk which I can't walk very far or fast plus I don't swim as much as I could. Tomorrow when the guys are there working on your living room just go into your bedroom and turn on a radio to some music and just move around whether it resembles dancing or what and if you get tired then sit on your bed and move your feet and arms. It doesn't have to be set exercising but you will be moving. Make sure you have your bottle of water right there with you. You can do that a couple times a day. Try that it might help to get you started. There is nothing wrong with chair exercises either.
If I lived close to you we could exercise together but California is a bit far from Washington State. Just remember I care!

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GEMINISUE 11/8/2010 8:55PM

    I know how hard it is, to do chair exercises, (not hard physically) but hard mentally, because you don't really feel, like your doing, what everyone is doing.

It is where were at now, and we have to do this, and were up how many hours? and there are how many commercials, we can exercise, through? and we go to the bathroom, how many time a day? Remember those wall push ups, when finished, with the paper work.

Walk around the house, if needed slowly, make a few extra trips, maybe grab something that needs to be put into another room on the way. Grab a wet rag, whip the dirt off the woodwork, as your passing in during your walks, It feels good, and you accomplished three thinks, cleaner woodwork, exercise, and better health.

You Can Do It. I do it, We could do It!

Hugs
Linda

Remembering, is the hard thing, we have to stay focused, so we can mark down the exercise pts.

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TRIGFROST 11/8/2010 8:26PM

    For myself... I know that this is my Journey... and only (me) can make it happen...It's your journey...if you want to stay fat, you will. If your want to see your dream come true...then get off the couch... emoticon emoticon

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SLIMTHICK2 11/8/2010 6:19PM

    Hi sweetie I can identify with what you are going through. For years I complained about my weight and did nothing until my daughter gave me a pair of sneakers and a few pairs of socks. I guess she was just frustrated with me and felt, I think sorry for the way I look. emoticonBut you know I had to get up and make the change for myself that's the bottom line. To this day everytime I look at myself in the mirror I feel so sad that I didn't work on myself earlier, but I guess it's better late than never.
Stop feeling sorry for yourself (I don't mean to offend) and get going, do little things until you can tackle the bigger things. Start small, stary anywhere sweetheart, visualize yourself the way you used to be when you exercised and see where it will take you. I m not huge on exercising, but I have a used treadmill that I got from a friend and I walk as much as I can and I read as many inspiring blogs as I can and I feel motivated and press on. Have you read Indygirl's blogs? Go for it Jill I know that emoticon

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GOROSIEO 11/8/2010 5:53PM

    You know I think exercise definitely becomes addictive. So after awhile you will want to do it, but it's the getting started that's difficult.

I think now it's becoming some monumental thing in your brain. I would start by not comparing myself to any other people-on line or in life. You are you. I would also break it down by 2 minutes if you have to. Say to yourself I'm only doing this dance for 2 minutes and then I'm going to stop. Within the day try several 2 minute exercises. (Hey, I think I'm going to take my own advice with strength exercises-which I never do.) Go to the place that you loved before-dancing. Make a fool of yourself-and hope no one is watching.

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Tomorrow I'll Know

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Tomorrow morning, before I eat and get dressed I am going to weight myself as haven't done that in well over a week. I've ben sick for over a week so haven't exercised but haven't eaten too much either. . .Today is actually the first day since a week ago last Saturday that I almost feel like myself again.

I hope to have dropped a pound or two and that will motivate me to try harder now that I feel better. When I was so sick I really didn't care too much as felt nauseated just thinking about food and exercising. I haven't been sick like that in years--and I am grateful for that.

On top of being sick, I'm having new floor tile put in all rooms in my house except the kitchen and laundry. So from about 9:30 am to 6:00 pm it is very noisy here with tile cutting, hammering and all the noise they make. They worked all last week, when I was so sick, and they started first in my bedroom. All my mismatched bedroom furniture and junk went into the living room and that's where I slept all week.

Today, they put most of my bedroom furniture back into my newly tiled floor and I couldn't bear to let them put a couple of pieces of furniture back as they are so shabby and I need to give them to Salvation Army, etc. I also told them to leave the bags of clothes and junk in the living room and I will be going through it. I barely started looking at all the bagged items but already I found a new really nice wallet that I had bought over a year ago and never used--I actually forgot about it. I wish I was more organized, but somehow that just isn't me. . . Again, I need to sort through all my bagged clothes and stop saving them and just give them away to others that need them.

Tomorrow they are starting my son's bedroom. They have already taken out all the carpet but for the next day or two they will be preparing it to lay down the new tile. Then they have another bedroom to do and will finish up with the living room/dining room and long hall. I hate having people work in my house but they are very polite and neat and come on time every day. They always answer my questions with knowledge and understanding. So, I consider myself lucky to have them recommended by a good friend.

My house is going to look so much nicer when this tile installation is over and I can get back my normal quiet life. The floors, so far, do look beautiful . . .and I can't wait until it's all installed. They had estimated it would take them 2 weeks to do my entire house--well it looks like it's going to take twice that long at the rate they are going!!

Getting back to my weight. . .I hope I'm down a pound or two . . .as that would so encourage me. I need to try harder to exercise every day--that definitely is a must and my weak area. I know it would help speed up my weight loss. Life is good and I'm thinking positive especially now that I feel better!! Success in healthy eating/ living is my main goal and it is doable with friends and SP!! emoticon emoticon

Jill

  
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JILL313 11/2/2010 4:13PM

    Well, I weighed myself this morning after I drank a couple of tall iced coffees!! I was only down a pound and a half--couldn't be too disappointed as didn't do much to even deserve that or too thrilled as was hoping for a bigger weight loss. Oh well, the lifestyle continues and I do feel better not yet 100% but a whole lot better!! I am so grateful!!

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FXYGMA 11/2/2010 3:47PM

    I am so happy to hear you are feeling better. Make sure you stay warm and drink lots of fluids. Don't do too much at one time because you don't want to relapse. Take care of yourself, my friend!

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MRSSTUP 11/2/2010 11:59AM

    Hope the weigh-in goes well and that you continue to feel better! emoticon
JoAnne

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TINYC887 11/2/2010 11:15AM

    good luck

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WILLOWWINDS 11/2/2010 10:19AM

    Nice to have youe house floor being new.

Hope all goes well tomorrow.

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JAKEANDNELLIE 11/2/2010 9:22AM

    I'm glad you're feeling better. Luckily, whatever it was that I had only lasted 2 days, not longer like yours.
I love the way we're all finally realizing that life goes on whether or not we "stick" to our diets/lifestyle changes every second. I so like the way Spark allows life to intervene and we can still be positive that we will continue toward our goals. Before, being sick would have completely derailed my motivation and commitment. Are you the same way.
I think there's a direct correlation between "decluttering" our lives and "decluttering" our homes! Maybe as we're living healthier we gain more energy to do the decluttering - I don't know.
Stay positive!
Sheila

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SLIMTHICK2 11/2/2010 6:55AM

    Good to hear that you are feeling well again. I know what it's like to live in the house and have it repaired or renovated, but what a wonder feeling at the end of the period to look and your home and to know it was worth the discomfort.
Hope the scale will be kind and you get the boost that you need. All the best. emoticon

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BEANZFRD 11/2/2010 6:44AM

    I remember refinishing our wood floors and what a mess that was. Hang in there and just think about how nice it will be for you when it's done.

I recently cleaned out closets and found some surprises too. It's nice to find a treasure, but embarrassing to realize you bought something and forgot all about it!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your weigh in this morning. Maybe you can post a blog on your progress? I'm glad you're feeling better!


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OZARKMARY 11/2/2010 6:42AM

    Good morning, Ms Jill!! So glad you are feeling better. I hope you see a loss, too. That's always such an incentive. What a wonderful time to go through your stuff and give to the needy. We, almost all of us, have too much stuff.

Have fun and be sure to post some pictures!! You do have a guest room, right, for when I get out there to sunny CA to visit my daughter, I can visit with you, too? Nothing like inviting myself. lol emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 11/2/2010 3:06AM

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It's No Fun . . .

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I've been sick since Saturday with either a very bad cold or the flu. I never did get around to having a flu shot this year. I usually get one and can't remember the last time I had the flu or even a cold. Finally, yesterday I felt so bad I decided to call my Dr. for advice. After I told his nurse my symptoms she said the Dr. would call in an antibiotic for me. As soon as they delivered it I started my first dose (last night). Today is really the first day that I've felt somewhat like myself again but still have the cough. If that wasn't bad enough I have workers in my bedroom installing new floor tile so all my bedroom furniture is in my living room including my bed--I haven't been sleeping well in it's temp location! The Installers are very noisy so it's hard to nap but almost as soon as they leave I'm in bed by 8 pm--and that is very very early for me. I haven't been Sparking like I want to as just don't feel up to it. I've barely eaten since Saturday as honestly don't have much appetite--and you know that's just not like me. I've probably lost a few pounds but I'm sure will gain them back as soon as I start eating--but I'm going to try to keep them off! All in all, I will get even healthier by eating healthy fresh foods and exercising daily (10-20 minutes). It helped me appreciate all the blessings I've been given such as feeling well/healthy and being able to move (with limitations) and readily having fresh fruits and vegetables to eat . . . I also can't wait to start Sparking like I used to and catch up with my friends. Take good care of yourselves--get a flu shot, if recommended by your Dr., wash your hands well often, try not to shake hands and do sneeze or cough into the inner crook of your arm. Wishing you all good health and I hope you stay well because being sick is no picnic--LOL! I care about all of you dear Spark Friends.

Jill

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MARSHASTAR 10/31/2010 11:27AM

    I'm trying to catch up with my SP friends. It's Oct. 31 now. I hope your cold is nearly gone. We have the same problem. I rarely get colds, certainly not one a year and definitely never TWO in a year, so it's been a real challenge for me to cope with this month long illness. I think I'd go NUTS if I had to be sick with workers tromping about. I'M HAPPY that you will have a new bedroom floor. That's really a treat.
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FXYGMA 10/28/2010 3:06PM

    I do hope you get well quickly. i know it is horrible when you don't feel good and there are things you should do or would like to do but don't because you feel horrible. I did get my flu shot along with a shingles shot. I am praying for good health this winter as I usually spend most all winter with either a cold, bronchitis or a sinus infection. No vaccines for those. emoticon

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NEVERGETNAKED 10/28/2010 3:03PM

    I'm glad the antibiotics are helping you feel better. Keep drinking lots of fluids. I hope you're back to 100% soon, and they finish the floors so you can sleep in your bedroom again.
That in itself will probably do a lot for how you're feeling.

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MOMFAN 10/28/2010 2:41PM

    Hugs, hope they get finished soon, been fighting a bit of crud myself, but at least I have been able to work inspite of it.

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CSYOUNCE 10/28/2010 1:21PM

    Feel better soon!

Carolyn

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PLAYBLUES22 10/28/2010 7:18AM

    Sweetie so sorry to hear that you wasn't feeling well , try and take care of yourself emoticon

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TINYC887 10/28/2010 6:44AM

    hope you feel better real soon

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SLIMTHICK2 10/28/2010 5:31AM

    Hope you feel better soon, I have something of a virus myself but I'm coping quite well. Try to relax as much as possible drink plenty of fluids and you should feel better soon. All the best. emoticon emoticon

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OZARKMARY 10/28/2010 5:21AM

    Oh mannn! Wondered where you were. Sorry to hear you're sick. Hope they're done with your floor soon and you can get your bedroom back. Take it easy. Keep drinking the fluids. I will be getting my first flu shot ever, Nov 1st. Just felt that I should this year. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDYPAINTS 10/28/2010 3:56AM

    Take care of yourself and you will bounce back soon! Being sick is the pits, though.... emoticon

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EMSSBEARS 10/28/2010 1:28AM

    I hope that you start to feel better soon. Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest:)

Beth

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