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Lesson Learned

Friday, July 11, 2014

I had a very hectic day yesterday....I had to drive to my Dads an hour a way, do some shopping and run several errands in different areas.....When I left home I had the car packed, I was returning things that family members left at my house over the holiday week end...Darn if I did not forget my snack and my lunch....by the time I got to my Dads I was very hungry but Dad had just finished his meal....so I got busy helping him, shower (he is 90 years old) wash his clothes, and tidy up his house...we talked and then I realized I still had not eaten, it's not like to forget to eat...Dad doesn't have many choices, but he did have watermelon, so I put out a small bowl of watermelon, he helped me eat it....we both love water melon....we chatted for about 2 hours and then it was time for me to go....boy was I hungry....
My first thought was what am I going to eat, I won't be home for about 2 hours...I need to stop and get groceries on my way home....
I had a fun conversation with myself....I thought I have a lot of calories yet to eat, okay self what sort of fun food would you like, you can have most any thing.....wonder who has baked or grilled chicken, now all kinds of yummy things were going through my brain...
one hour later I reach the store, now I was really hungry it was nearly 4pm and I had not eaten since 7am...everything looked so good, as we all know never go shopping on and empty stomach.....I got all my groceries and even got Husband snacks...okay I tell myself what are you going to get just for you..
what would taste so very good at this very hungry time....I saw a large beautiful Gala apple, wow now that would be so yummy and easy to eat....so even though I told myself I can have most anything I wanted I picked the apple..I gave myself a little hug for making the best choice ....guess it's true, once you learn to eat healthy, you learn to crave it....
back in 2006 I would have stopped for a burger and fries but now I stop for apples.....
I have learned a great lesson here at Spark people....first it is possible to live the rest of my life with put fattening fast foods.....and that apple was so crisp and juicy I knew I had made the right choice..it BUT NEXT TIME I WILL REMEMBER MY planned snack and lunch.....

HAVE A HEALTHY DAY....you can do it..... emoticon

  
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SOCKITTOME 7/12/2014 5:13PM

    Way to go, Kitt! Everything you've been doing the past 8 years is paying off, and you are showing all of us how it is possible to stay healthy even when tempted, and that it is possible to deal with unexpected situations in more optimal ways. Woot woot you rock, girlfriend!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/11/2014 6:32PM

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LUCYCAN7 7/11/2014 6:30PM

  It is all about "CHOICES"we make!You mad an excellent choice. emoticon emoticon

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KATHYJO56 7/11/2014 5:03PM

    I think you learned a very good lesson about yourself! I bet that Gala apple was one of the best things that you have eaten in a very long time! emoticon

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SHANTODD420 7/11/2014 3:34PM

    Great choice Kitt. That is a long time to go without any food. Glad you still made a healthy choice so proud of you.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/11/2014 1:47PM

    emoticon Good for you, Kitt!!!! I'm very proud of you!!

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BLUECAFE 7/11/2014 12:42PM

    How emoticon I read somewhere that the way to tell the difference between if you're hungry or just craving food was to ask yourself "if it was an apple, would you still want it?" You are where I want to be and it just reinforces the fact that it's more than just eat less move more. I am working hard to change how I think too.
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NASFKAB 7/11/2014 12:30PM

  AWESOME

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MOMTO6CUTIES 7/11/2014 11:50AM

    Amazing :) I so would have wanted to go for fast food. You're awesome.

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GLORYB2014 7/11/2014 9:12AM

    You certainly have learned good lessons on SP Kitt! Getting that juicy apple was such a great choice and you sure can give yourself a pat on the back for your wisdom with food!

Does your father live alone? My hubby can't bath himself and I can't give him a bath so we have a bath nurse come in weekly to do that and he manages to do sponge baths daily himself. Just a thought. Your dad does sound like he does very well at his age, kudos to him . . . and to you!
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FIT4MEIN2013 7/11/2014 8:42AM

    Great choices. Congrats!

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FELINEBETTER 7/11/2014 8:02AM

    Good for you, Kitt! That's a great sign when the sky is the limit and you are still making a healthy choice! Excellent! The only thing I might have added was a piece of cheese with that apple -- for some protein!

You have done well and continue to do so! Very well done!!!!! emoticon

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SANDICANE 7/11/2014 7:37AM

    Thanks for the "healthy day" wish, and back at you. Lessons learned are wonderful...even if I have to learn them a couple of times :-)

Congrats on the healthy choice!

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SAISHA100CJ 7/11/2014 7:20AM

    emoticon You handled all that quite well. Congratulations!

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TERI-RIFIC 7/11/2014 6:49AM

    emoticon that's what we gotta do. Getting too hungry is very dangerous for me.

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/11/2014 6:26AM

    Fantastic choice!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 7/11/2014 5:41AM

    Lifestyle change. That's what it's all about. Good on you, Kit!

You are a shining example to all of us. emoticon

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KATHARINA01 7/11/2014 4:54AM

    Congratulations on making the healthy choice.

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Healthy and Happy

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I just want to thank all my spark friends for the support and encouragement they give me every day, with out all of you I'm not sure I would be a live today.....

and I hope I can help just one person to find their way to a healthy life style, help them survive and thrive in a healthy way...I will have accomplished my goals....

Have a healthy July.....



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AJDOVER1 7/9/2014 1:51PM

    You're a great inspiration to me!
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NASFKAB 7/8/2014 9:42PM

  you inspire me to do better

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CHERYL_ANNE 7/8/2014 7:29PM

    Thank you too, Kitt!

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MILLISMA 7/8/2014 7:26PM

    You are an inspiration!!! emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/8/2014 7:19PM

    You certainly help me with your support and encouragement. You are an inspiration to me.
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MOM2ACAT 7/8/2014 4:49PM

    I thank you for your support of me also!

By the way, I didn't know if you knew it or not, but our team leader is back on the Class of 2006 team.

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SHANTODD420 7/8/2014 4:39PM

    Thanks for sharing kitt and have a wonderful day.

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MOMTO6CUTIES 7/8/2014 4:02PM

    WOOHOO!! :) Happy to have you as a SP friend.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/8/2014 3:26PM

    emoticon Kitt, you inspire me every day!!

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PROPMAN1 7/8/2014 1:58PM

  Thank you.

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Happy 4th of July

Friday, July 04, 2014

Hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July..
WE LIVE IN THE BEST COUNTRY ON THIS PLANET.....

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KATHYJO56 7/4/2014 10:17PM

    Yes, we sure do! I'm proud to be an American! I hope you had a Happy 4th. emoticon emoticon

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    Happy 4th to you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/4/2014 11:53AM

    Amen!!! Hope you and Gary have a wonderful day!!! Happy 4th of July!!!

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    AMEN, my friend!!! emoticon emoticon

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 7/4/2014 10:42AM

    Beautiful! Happy 4th!

emoticon Let freedom ring!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy 4th of July to you as well!!!

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A fun week end at the Races

Monday, June 30, 2014

Gary and I went to the Kentucky Speedway this past week end, we had a ball....lot's of walking...

I'm going to try and post a picture of me in my Kyle Bush hat, it has M&M's in it as well....I love M&M's, guess it says my picture is too large,,darn not sure how to make it smaller..it was taken on Gary's phone.
oh well we did have a great time, Kyle did not win but he was 2nd....but he hates to be 2nd....

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EILEEN828 7/3/2014 7:51AM

    That sounds like a really fun time, glad you were able to enjoy it. emoticon

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    The important thing is that you and your DH had fun and enjoyed yourselves. emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/1/2014 9:49PM

    Sounds like fun.

You can make your picture smaller by opening it in paint, then go to home, then resize. You will see a resize section with horizontal and vertical options. (will probably say 100). Make sure pixels is checked then change the numbers 100 to something smaller - maybe 50 or so. Save and try re-posting.



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NASFKAB 7/1/2014 6:13AM

  great you enjoyed

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LUCYCAN7 6/30/2014 4:23PM

  Good for you Girl,nothing like a great time emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 6/30/2014 4:20PM

    sounds like a great time Ktt. emoticon emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 6/30/2014 2:34PM

    So glad you had a great time at the race, Kitt!!

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SHANTODD420 6/30/2014 2:31PM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend Kitt.

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BLUECAFE 6/30/2014 2:07PM

    Sounds like fun! Hubby and I went to Johnson City, TN a couple of weeks ago to ride motorcycles in the mountains took a tour of the Bristol motor speedway while we were up there. Shortest track on the tour, but an awesome venue. No racing going on there that weekend but time trails at the dragway next to it were going on the weekend we left to come home. emoticon

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IMAVISION 6/30/2014 2:00PM

    Sounds like a memory making weekend!

God bless your coming week!


"Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice and honor Him. ~ Revelation 19:6b NLT

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KATHYJO56 6/30/2014 1:33PM

    I'm glad that you had a lot of fun. I know that you got your 10,000 steps a day in this weekend, plus a few. I would love to see the picture of you in your Kyle Busch hat! emoticon

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    Go Matt #20!

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The Month is almost over..

Friday, June 27, 2014

July is just a few days away...I am getting my July plan down on paper...
writing it down seems to make it more concrete....more real.....and I have thing to look at when the times get tough....

I will be tracking my calories, planning my meals, watching portions and trying to get some new foods a try...I tend to eat the same things...
I'm happy to be adding radishes and spinach from our garden and soon beans, peas, carrots, squash and other yummy veggies....
also more fruits, cantaloupe and cherries are almost ripe....from Texas..and hopefully watermelon...
lots of fresh healthy foods...

so what will you do to have a healthy July....???


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AJDOVER1 6/28/2014 7:33PM

    You're a great inspiration, Kitt! I've found myself slipping a bit lately. I need to more vigilant about keeping processed food out of my daily routine. I know I'm busy, but I can't use that as an excuse for eating less healthy food!

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EILEEN828 6/28/2014 2:57PM

    Great! I tend to do the same but only in my head which means that things can and do fall through the cracks. So got for it Kitt! emoticon

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MARTHAR3 6/28/2014 2:06PM

    That is great our Garden is just starting to come in. We have tomatoes , peppers squash summer & zucchini and oniyms... Love to stir fry squashes with oniyms with just a spritz of butter spray and mrs dash.. I love cucumbers, I have to peel them health reasons. I make what my gma called onion/cucumber pickles. a little vinegar with water some season's slice cumbers and onions into slices in a bowl with a lid I used 1/4 cup of vinegar to 3/4 cup of water and cover and let set in fridge a while.. Nice little pick me up snack with next to no calories..

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NASFKAB 6/28/2014 11:34AM

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I made out an exercise schedule for July to help keep me on track. My 3rd round will be finished next week, so I need to do something to keep the momentum going.

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BARBARAROSE54 6/27/2014 9:46PM

    Love fresh fruits and veggies. Here's to a successful July !

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KATHYJO56 6/27/2014 9:25PM

    July and August are definitely the yummiest time of the year. I am also looking forward to these in-season freggies.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 6/27/2014 8:10PM

    Kitt, that is awesome!! I plan to continue what I've been doing the last couple of months. I've been losing each week. I'm also going to step up my exercising. Hope you have a great weekend!!

Hugs,

Laini
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