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Eat like a Bird?..

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Its springtime with alot of rain here in Michigan, I haven't been able to get out much to walk, but i have spent some time getting my flowers ready and my birdfeeders filled, i attached a golf umbrella with a zip tie to my shepards hook to protect the orioles and hummingbird feeders from the rain. i spend alot of time with a book looking out the window at my bird friends. my Oriole's have brought some of their family this year,and the red breasted grosbeaks,and hummingbirds,cardinals and chickadee's, woodpeckers and so on. but today i was blessed with the small glimpse of an Indigo Bunting. this lil blue bird is rare and just stops for about 5 minutes on its way to canada for the summer.
anyway i positioned myself in the window hoping he would return and i watched all the action at the feeders. the Oriole's getting the grape jam i put out 4 x's a day(they love that stuff). the chickadee's at the peanut butter stick, the cardinals at the birdola full of raisins ,apples,nuts,honey and seeds. a red headed woodpecker at the suet full of corn meal and fat, and the grosbeaks at the sunflower oil seeds.then flies in the hummingbird at the sugar feeder..and i think wow!! Is this what they mean when they say eat like a bird?..lol..

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CSNODGRASS 5/22/2011 8:18PM

    I miss the North! Yes, it's spring here too, but that means 95 degrees...sweltering until about November!!

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NATNOEL 5/19/2011 5:38PM

    Wow your Oriole's are lucky, I only put out the grape jelly once a day. But I do give them an orange to go with it.

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HANOVERLADY 5/19/2011 1:40PM

    How lucky for you to have such a great variety of birds to watch! I think they are such beautiful creatures. My husband laughs at me when I drop everything to watch a bluejay. He says they are such common birds, but I never tire of looking at them. So gorgeous.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 5/19/2011 12:56PM

    Wow you are awesome for knowing all those bird names! i was walking the other day with a hummingbird by my side. it just kept fluttering by and coming back to me, for about two-tenths of a mile! emoticon

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March coming in on a positive note!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Finally things are going better for me!! i feel like its a beautiful morning today, and it is!!
there were a few potholes in the month of february,but i got through them. the scale and me"we're not talking right now". but i have exercised everyday. i love leslie sansones walk away tapes and dvd's and 3 days a week i do 4 miles and when i'm home i do the 2 mile even on weekends when we don't go to the clubhouse for the 4 mile. its so fun with others and the time just flies. but i can do the 2 mile at home and 30 minutes is a good workout, it gets my heart pumping and i am sweating at the end. i would suggest those tapes to anyone who cannot get out for their daily walks , you know rainy days and cold weather. i haven't got back to the eating right part yet, but i'm working on it. no longer beating myself up. just onward and upward...i think i did get rid of a couple pounds of the 5 i regained, i will know on saturday..keep up the good work sparkfriends its gonna be a great week end!!* *´¨)
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(¸.* molly•*

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CSNODGRASS 2/27/2011 8:24PM

    Good for you!!! That's about where I am right now, doing my workouts, but probably not eating the best! We'll get there!!!

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APIRLRAIN888 2/26/2011 12:01AM

    keep at it! you can do this

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HICIM705 2/25/2011 9:41PM

    Walking is a great exercise - keep it up!!!

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    Your doing awesome!!! Keep it up!

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-PAULA 2/25/2011 5:53PM

    You are doing great! Love those Leslie Sansone workouts, they really work!

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MTNGRL 2/25/2011 4:50PM

    Great Job on the walking, hope it is a good weigh in.

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NEWNAC304 2/25/2011 3:39PM

    I hope you're weigh in goes well! good luck!

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JAS1990 2/25/2011 1:33PM

    Good for you for working past your potholes! You can do it!

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CIVIAV 2/25/2011 12:23PM

    Absolutely a big YEAH for this!

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 2/25/2011 11:42AM

    Good luck at your weigh-in! Sounds like you've been doing great!

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No pity party for me ...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I want to thank you for the kind words of encouragement and "you can do its"
I know what has to be done to get back on track i just am having a rough time . I even posted my fat picture inside my fridge,and i open the door look at my picture and say
"hello old friend" and grab something to eat anyway.
and here i am trying to be open and honest about my failures, confessing my sins(well not all my sins)...lol...
i just realized today what this is really about. you see i was married on valentines day on the beautiful island of maui( my favorite place in the world) under the banyan tree. and now i am divorced and i still love my ex, but he's an alcoholic that refuses to get help.I thought he would change, but it never happened, but i wait and i pray and i wait some more and its been 5 years since our divorce. i feel like my life is on hold , i am standing still ,waiting for this miracle to happen so i can move on with my life

so this eating i have been doing right now is simply stress,lonliness and old memories, it will be over as soon as valentines day is over and i can get back on program . i'm not looking for pity or sympathy i'm just telling my SP friends that i discovered what it is that has taken over my brain, my body and my heart . so now i can deal with it!! most of the time i'm upbeat and happy and my cup is always half full...so i will be back to normal soon..hugs

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SCOTTK3000 2/13/2011 10:05AM

    sounds like a plan!

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APIRLRAIN888 2/11/2011 12:21AM

    you can do it! we can do this!!! go go go

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CIVIAV 2/10/2011 9:37PM


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CSNODGRASS 2/10/2011 8:52PM

    Praying for you. I know how hard it is to love someone with an addiction.

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MRSBENNETT2 2/10/2011 7:30PM

    Ah, heck. I hate emotional baggage! Still carry mine around sometimes but thankfully it's getting lighter and lighter. :)
Good for you for having the insight to realise what's really making you feel this way. So many of us never get to that point of enlightenment. And now about this "miracle"...are you waiting for your ex to kick his addiction? Honey, that might never happen sadly enough despite all the prayers and hopes - be strong and healthy for yourself FIRST, and then you will have more to give others. emoticon

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Eating Humble Pie....

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

well i'm here and want to tell you the truth about the last 7 days, first my friend went in the hospital and her husband died in may and there was no one to stay with her so i volunteered.
hospital food was not good, i ate things i should not have. and then went without meals, then was famished and ate some more. then she came home and i babied her and got her the favorite fast food she likes she didn't want me to cook. ( and i ate with her).
and then here came superbowl thats what really pushed me over the edge. everyone brought something to eat to my house to watch the game. i snacked and then snacked some more, and i drank and then drank some more. then they left the leftovers to sit here in my fridge and call my name..so here it is tuesday night i have ate chips, drank pop, ate leftover wings, pizza and then about 3 cups of ice cream(my weakness). i am totally out of control. i don't know how to turn this around. i still do my cardio and 3 mile walks
i only missed 4 days when i was with my friend. haven't been on my scale to see the damage.and i have a big week end coming up, to visit my cousin whom i have been preaching to about sparkpeople and how wonderful it is and how it has helped me, and how i have bragged about my 20 pound weight loss. but here i sit knowing i have gained 5 pounds maybe even more. i know this because i am bloated and miserable andi'm wearing my fat jeans again
( so this thursday i will be eating my humble pie when i get to her house)..monday i tried to get back on track, but screwed up as soon as i came back from my 60 minute cardio workout. today i started out good, then Bammm..started eating everything i could get my hands on. I am like a woman possessed..how do i turn this around and get back on track????

I'm just here serving some Whine with my " humble pie!!

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SCOTTK3000 2/13/2011 10:04AM

    molly, keep on keepin on!

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-PAULA 2/11/2011 12:32PM

    You are doing great keeping up with your exercise. And I bet if you logged what you are eating, you get back on track in no time.

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BINNER82 2/10/2011 4:19PM

  I understand...A couple of years ago I had lost a total of 40lbs. Then I had a blood clot in my leg from injuring it and decided well if I die tomorrow I might as well eat whatever the hell I want.
And I did...for a total of 6-8 months. And you know what happened ? I put most of it back on. I was not exercising and stopped at every single fast food place whenever I traveled by to and from work.
I did not exercise...not even walking. And my hunger and poor choices were out of control.
SO this January I got on Spark People again. ONly this time I am really going to Use it !! Starting with the calorie counting...
I figure...I need to do this. I did not just drop dead from having a blood clot (although now I am on blood thinning medication). And it is time to get healthier since it looks like I will be sticking around for awhile :)
So much for eating whatever....been there, done that. And may even be tempted again.
Glad you are still exercising....and don't worry you will get back on track !! I believe in you !!

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CSNODGRASS 2/9/2011 10:50PM

    I think we've all been there! It's good that you write and thereby get support from others. We are all in this together, and I know you'll be right back on track sooner than later! I'm positive that your friend will notice the difference! Congrats on your accomplishments...never forget about them!!!

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MINDYJ1 2/9/2011 10:44PM

    I did the same thing last week when we were without power for 5 days. We ate out a lot and I need to get back on track too! We can do it! emoticon

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HICALGAL 2/8/2011 10:43PM

    i could've written this blog. i can totally...TOTALLY RELATE!! you know your obstacles...get rid of them. a few mins of pleasure on the tongue is not worth the price to pay with our health. so to answer your question...

"I am like a woman possessed..how do i turn this around and get back on track????"

JUST DO IT!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 2/8/2011 10:17PM

    you can do it!!!! go go go

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DIANE2110 2/8/2011 8:46PM

    We all have day (s) like this and this is only a little set back. The next time you weigh yourself, don't have any expectations; if the result is bad, you'll know why and you can put this in the Lessons Learned file. The good thing is that you kept with your exercises; so not all is lost. Now, if you haven't already done so, throw away ALL that junk food leftover by your relatives or friends. It's time to return to your strategy for healthy living. Tomorrow is a new day; make it count and keep sparking.

Diane : )
** Make it Happen in 2011 **
** If it's meant to be, it's up to me!**

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CIVIAV 2/8/2011 8:43PM

    Honestly, all the better for sharing Spark People since you are still up and working at it despite the ups and downs that would be inevitable.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 2/8/2011 8:39PM

    This happens to many of us, so don't beat yourself up about, get back on track and feeling good again, emoticon

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chain letter a NoNO!! sorry...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

all who enter here be aware that sending beautiful person message is a NO NO!! I have been warned or is it informed of the fact that its a chain letter and connot be sent on sparkpeople..so those who sent it my way i truly thank you..those whom i sent it to i'm sorry if i got you in trouble!! It didn't even occur to me that this was considered a chain letter. but i think your all beautiful..so there ya go!! no more chain messages......

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MARLIZG 2/3/2011 5:30PM

    i don't forward much because of just that.

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DBELLE39 1/30/2011 6:31PM

    Guilty as charged, I also didn't see it as a chain message --no different than posting a comment to a friend's page. Have a blessed week.

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CIVIAV 1/30/2011 6:20PM

    We are so beautiful... today and always. Your small comment had a big impact. Big smile!

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CIVIAV 1/26/2011 8:21AM

    Ditto but it sent a lot of love around just the same!

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-PAULA 1/26/2011 6:29AM

    Thanks for posting. I was actually getting messages from SparkFriends I haven't had contact with since last summer! We'll have to find a better way to keep in touch!

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KIMDONN 1/25/2011 9:49PM

    I thought that message was really amazing and I loved getting it. I passed it along too, I didn't realize it wasn't aloud till I got the sparkmail about it....so sorry too! I enjoyed it though and was so glad that I got it. emoticon

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JUSTMOLLY13 1/25/2011 9:00PM

    not worried little queen , just was sorry if i got someone in trouble..

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JUNEBUG1944 1/25/2011 8:58PM

    Me too...never thought about it being a chain letter. I've seen them before but never sent any...this time I did, too! Oh well, live and learn...intentions were good!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 1/25/2011 8:56PM

    I would not worry about it, many of us sent that message along to someone

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APIRLRAIN888 1/25/2011 8:37PM

    thank you ;p

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