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Don't have yer Cake and eat it Too!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Last night I went to #1 son's (the restaurant owner)-Birthday cake, party, at his house.
It was held at 8pm -----I drove in---- determined to NOT eat the cake---
I suppose if I had planned for it in my calorie counting, I'd have had it--
But---- I thought about it in the drive in---decided that , I didn't need the cake calories----
Besides, it might be the start of binge eating for me-----

It wasn't a big deal-
Of course the cake was cut, and passed along to me and was kinda pushed on me----
But, I brought it home to husband--
He doesn't care for desserts-----Can you believe that?
He is NOT overweight-----and he doesn't like sweet things---
This morning, we threw out the cake---

I am proud of myself-- Ive read about the DR. on Oprah, losing 140 pounds--Kaseycoff on Spark here losing 100 pounds----- and I am so impressed----
Ive had a few really good days calorie-wise and I'm not going to blow it!!!
Oh man--hope I keep this attitude!

Right now a gal must get on with this day--
---husband just came back from the dumpster and announced he ran into a bear---
Another day in Northern Ontario is about to begin!---
SMILE SPARKLERS!--and stick to yer guns--
WE CAN do this!

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KRICKET57 5/12/2011 9:05PM

    Congrats on resisting the cake. I hope it holds, you re doing great. Keep up the good work.

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RIKKI572 5/12/2011 2:43PM

    Way to go on resisting the cake!!! That is no easy task!
Bear season in Northern Ontario - I used to live in North Bay (many years ago), and I remember spring was especially bad for the bears.
Keep on with the calorie counting, you're doing fantastic!!

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DOLLBABE56 5/12/2011 8:57AM

    You are my hero! {{smiles}}

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SUNNY332 5/12/2011 7:23AM

    The bear is probably after that piece of Birthday Cake.

Do have an awesome day and good job resisting the cake.

Have a Terrific Thursday.


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ANGELCOWBOY1 5/12/2011 7:10AM

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SBATES63 5/12/2011 7:10AM

    Good for you on not eating the cake. I do that at work too. We have cake for birthdays and I usually take a piece, have a bit or two, make an excuse to go back to my desk and dump it. I'm safe from a binge at work. You were wise to consider the consequences beyond the calories of eating the cake.

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RIDLEYRIDER 5/12/2011 7:04AM

  WOW! Great strength and determination you have shown here! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

""Determination"" is my word to-day!
Last night, I watched Oprah, and was totally impressed with a lady on there, a Doctor, who lost over 100 pounds. They didn't say how she lost it, but Spark said she lost it with Spark.
----so impressive!
Can you just imagine how ""determined this lady must've been, to lose that amount of weight??----day in and day out----- to stick to it----
She mentioned to Oprah that she did it counting calories. Wow!

And if she can do this, as have others, I can do this!
WE can do this----
So-------to-day------portion control

keep the calories under control
And do it day--after day--after day---

And right now, it's time to get started--Let this day begin!
And a gal must get this body "at-er""
Holy Shmoly!

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SUNNY332 5/11/2011 7:51PM

    I don't know how it happened but I fell off of your blogs posts. So sorry. I have missed you and your blogs.

We had a good time in Ohio but am having problems with bursitis in my shoulders. I will see my Primary Care Physcian in the morning. Hopefully, a cortisone shot will be in order.

Take care and so glad I stopped by. I missed the Oprah Show with the doctor on it. She was "spotlighted" on Spark Daily so knew it was going to be on but thought it was today so missed it.

Do - stay in touch.


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KRICKET57 5/11/2011 1:28PM

    I am with you! Determination is a great word and something we all need to succeed. Good luck with the calorie counting.

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SUEAZZI 5/11/2011 10:25AM

    I caught part of Oprah yesterday and I thought of Spark right away! It can be done! Just look at all those people that were on her show, and in the audience, with great success! It starts with Courage, then Determination to see it through. emoticon

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RIKKI572 5/11/2011 8:59AM

    Determination is a great word, and you're right - day after day after day!!!!
Wishing you a great one!

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DOLLBABE56 5/11/2011 7:35AM

    Let's get going!

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BUGGYS 5/11/2011 7:06AM

    We have to be forever mindful of what we put in our mouth!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

So nice to be in my own house this morning--on my own computer! Yesterday, it was "'Grandma to the rescue""---I had to drive into town , in the wee hours of the morning, to babysit.
On the way into town, I saw 3 young deer beside the highway. They are brown this time of year.
And last evening, we noticed the Hummingbirds were at their feeders. We have had the feeders hanging for about a week, knowing they were "'on the wing"" somewhere.
Nice to have them back---
This morning, at 5am, husband and I could hear the robins singing---

I raked part of the lawn , yesterday, where they had cut trees last weekend. It got so hot in the sun, I took Coal, the German Shepherd , and we lolled on the dock for a half hour. Our docks aren't strung out yet, but it sure felt good to just ""lay"" on the water and look at the sky.

After all, a gal must relax justa bit!------ And remember--- women hold up half the sky!
Spring is almost turning into summer--Yahoo!!!!
And another day is beginning here---- #2 son, the Pilot just called on his way to the airport in Toronto--He is heading to Cleveland this AM.--Technology is amazing eh??--Here I am Sparkin', way up in the Northland, talking on the phone to someone in Toronto, who is en route to the US---

Holy cow-- This is a blog full of everything!---
But--the main thing ---- is------- that I must keep the calories around 1200 to-day---
We can do this Sparkees!

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OZARKMARY 5/10/2011 8:27AM

    Nice blog, gf! It's been a busy time for me and I have missed you, too. I'll put up a blog today, hopefully. I think I'll need to take it a bit easy since I helped plant the garden yesterday and did a bit too much bending. ;/

Glad all is well in your part of the world. Summer is here early for a few days. Hit upper 80's yesterday and dh put the AC on at bedtime. It's chilly in here this morn, so I've set it a bit higher. Suppose to hit 90 today or tomorrow. I like the 70's myself.

Have an awesome day! You're off to a good start already getting the treadmill time in. Ltr, mary emoticon emoticon

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RIKKI572 5/10/2011 7:11AM

    Two more weeks, until we get to visit our summer place, on the water. I do envy you, to wake to that beautiful view every day!

Wising you a fantastic day!

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ANGELCOWBOY1 5/10/2011 7:03AM

    Enjoy your day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Blogging away from home!

Monday, May 09, 2011

I am at my #3 son's house, blogging this morning. He is a Policeman--his wife a Paramedic.
Their shifts overlapped--so--in comes Grandma to the rescue!
To get here by 6 am, I was up at 5am---did a load of laundry , before leaving home, fed the cat and the dog, and did 25 minutes on the Dreadmill at home.

I am using their computer right now---the keyboard here is driving me crazy!
And it's sunny outside and (as my Spark friend Florence , from Alabama says)--""It's fixin' to be a warm day!

Yesterday , my calories were down---- and the scales at home reflected it!--so happy!
I guess if KaseyCoff (another Spark friend on here!)-- can do Spark, and make it work, I guess I can too!
Spark friends are important!----

So here's to another great day----- counting calories--exercising-- and staying happy!
Smile--We are on SPARK!!!
Now a gal has to get offa here before I lose the whole blog---which has happened already once!--(hate using someone else's computer!)--

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KRICKET57 5/9/2011 9:24AM

    Gotta love how computers make us feel incompetent. They have changed the world and given us contacts, friends and support we never dreamed of having, but every now and then, they throw a hook at us to remind us we aren't as smart as we thought we were. Good luck on your son's computer and have a great day with the grandkids. Happy Sparking!

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RIKKI572 5/9/2011 8:47AM

    Sparking with the grandkids!!! Wishing you a fantastic day!

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ANGELCOWBOY1 5/9/2011 7:16AM

    Enjoy your day with the grandkids and keep on SPARKING!

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KASEYCOFF is amazing!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Well, first of all----Happy Mothers Day!
And secondly, my thoughts this morning are----Do something to-day for "YOU"
I just read KASEYCOFF's blog---
If any of you out there haven't followed Kasey, across the pond, you MUST read this!
As of to-day, she has lost over 100 pounds.
She has started Spark a couple times---(sounds like a lot of us eh?)--this last time was really serious due to health problems--diabetes, joint and back troubles-- high blood pressure----
The difference in joining this last time, and why she is successful (complete with impressive pictures )-is----- she used the food tracker and was a serious Sparkler-
She has inspired me!
--She is taking time to exercise---count calories --and trying to get healthy --She looks fabulous right now--gone from a size 28 to a size 12--took her --now get this-----3 YEARS!
But you should see her now!

To-day is Mother's Day-- The best thing we can do for ourselves as a Mother , is , to take time for us!---Count the calories--Get the Healthy foods into the house---Get out for a walk---We all give it to the family----We ARE the ones who keep this family together!

And right now, this is a new day--a new beginning-- and this gal is getting outside! A gal has to do what a gal must do to get healthy! Are y'all with me?

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LUCYSRAIN 5/8/2011 9:41PM

    I gotta go read the blog!!

Thanks Lynda, BTW how the heck are ya emoticon

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SUEAZZI 5/8/2011 7:38PM

    I'm with ya! I'll check out the blog. Thanks!

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RIKKI572 5/8/2011 7:10PM

    I read KASEYCOFF's blog, what a wonderful inspiration she is!! Thank you for sharing!

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ANGELCOWBOY1 5/8/2011 3:17PM

    Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy! emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 5/8/2011 9:39AM

    First I blushed, then I cried. You are one of those Sparklers who keeps me going - thanx, Lynda, from the bottom of my heart...

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TRENTDREAMER 5/8/2011 7:57AM

    ill read her blog. thx

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