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Your Support is AWESOME! Here's to a new chapter...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

For those of you who have followed my blogs you have probably noticed that I mainly have cute, light-hearted, rather vague blogs. I haven't talked a whole lot about personal issues and mainly just about weight loss and my trials and tribulations associated with that. Here and there I let a little part of my troubles and grief out, but for the most part I've wanted to be positive and motivating. Who wants to hear my story or woes over, and over, and over again. Maybe I didn't want to sound as depressed as I really was or as emotionally unstable as I am. Maybe I didn't want to pressure anybody into thinking they need to comment to make me feel better. Maybe I thought that if I didn't confront my problems then they'd go away...or at least fade away and not hurt as bad. Or maybe it was a combination of all of these. Well you know what? Not any more! The out pouring of support that I had on my last blog, (and am STILL receiving), has reassured me that I CAN talk about it. I DO feel better afterwards and what do you know, it's HEALING!

I want to focus more on my emotional needs now that I have my self confidence back. My weight loss has been hugely successful, more so than I could've imagined when I joined Spark. I set my goal high. 150lbs has always been that goal weight that I set with each diet yet never achieved. I thought what the heck, I'll set that as my goal again, not ever imagining that I could actually reach it. Well I am so close I can almost taste it! 3-4 more lbs to go. I've totally surpassed even my own expectations and it has done wonders for my self esteem. I AM going to reach my goal this time and am confident in that. I think it's time though to turn my focus from weight loss to other things that I need to work on. Don't get me wrong, when I reach my goal I will holler a big WOO HOO because I won't be able to contain myself, lol, but my drive is going to start taking another route. I need to process through the emotions that I've tried so hard to bury and to numb. My blogs are going to be more revealing into what makes me tick, what goes on in my world...with no blinders. The truth. Because as much as I want to be that perfect, outgoing and untroubled Sparker, I'm not. I have my demons and I need to be honest about them not only to you, but myself.

So here's to a new chapter in my life! I hope you'll continue reading....

  
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CHRISTYD921 9/3/2010 4:04PM

    you talk about anything you need to talk about and I'll be right behind you! always! emoticon

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HONEYBUNCH24 9/1/2010 8:39PM

    YOU are doing emoticon on your weight loss journey!!
emoticon for being able to see that you need to deal with the whole self in order to heal. WE are here for you whenever you need to vent. WE are routing for you!!! emoticon
I will certainly continue to follow your blogs...

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LIBBYFITZ 8/31/2010 7:17PM

    emoticonIt has been a hard road that you have travelled and are continuing to travel. We will be here for you no matter what mood you are in. emoticonThis life's journey is about our whole life not just the bit about eating and exercising. I agree, now that you are this wonderful self confident woman, you can let you're guard down and be honest with you self. We will be here to listen and support you.

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MONIKALW81 8/31/2010 5:36PM

    Good for you! I'm glad you feel comfortable sharing more about yourself. Let's face it...no one is all smile all the time!
I found that once I reached my goal weight I needed a new focus, a new drive. I chose to make a conscious effort to grow closer to God. It has been such an amazing journey so far.

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JOYSONG50 8/31/2010 12:47PM

    Way to go! You've really come a long way. We're not going anywhere. We'll be here for you when you feel like kickin', screamin' and hollerin'! LOL! And congrats again on all your lifestyle change successes.
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YW84FRIDAY 8/31/2010 12:39PM

  You go girl!

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CHOESCH 8/31/2010 12:19PM

    It is healing to put into print what is in our hearts and minds - it is even more healing when our feelings are validated and we know that there are people out there who have had similar struggles, who have life experiences that they can share, and many, many more who just care. I'm so glad that you are doing so well on your weight loss and you will find that each goal you reach will open new doors to allow you to become whole again. Set some emotional goals and write them down. Be realistic and set stepping stones to help you feel like you are accomplishing something along the way. Recognize that you are wonderful and learn to love yourself more. All of these things will translate into making you a better mother, a better friend, and once again a whole person. Please know that you have many friends who are pulling for you to complete this journey!
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SALINA78 8/31/2010 12:15PM

    WOW!
You are so close to your goals!
CONGRATULATIONS!
I'm SO proud of you!

I love reading your blogs and will look forward to even more.

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KRYANPRINCESS 8/31/2010 11:19AM

    I have watched you grow here on Spark from Day one! And I give you some major Kudos! We are not always the cheery People that others would like us to be! We are human, and we just don't have a bubbly attitude everyday! You are reaching your goals in health, you are slowly getting through your process of grief, You are working towards being the best parent you can be, you are reaching your goals all over the place...feel free to vent, cry, holler, get it all out, whatever it is you need, we are here for you! XOXO

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BEACHMOMMY87 8/31/2010 9:58AM

    I enjoyed reading your blog. I even went back and read some of your older ones! You seemed to have come a long way! I've learned it always helps to open up. Good Luck on your journey! emoticon Btw your kids are beautiful!

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LOOZINITNOW 8/31/2010 9:30AM

    I've loved watching you grow on here. I will be right beside you when you hit that goal cheering you on! emoticon

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REDRUNNERMOM713 8/31/2010 9:25AM

    I'm so happy for you that you are so close to your goal weight!! Way to go girl!! I will definitely continue to follow your blogs and be a support system for you if you need it. Us redheads need to stick together! Lol. You rock girl and I'm so very lucky to have "met" you!!

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DEBBIEKAY1 8/31/2010 8:43AM

    I agree with my whole heart. It is so important to have a balance of physical,mentally and spiritual.
It is what makes us tick.
I think you will find that there are a lot of us out here that need to do the same!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/31/2010 8:36AM

    Leslie, this blog was SO REFRESHING!!! I related with every word! I just can't be cheerful ALL the time, and it gets to where I don't want to bring anyone down with my troubles... but they're real, and they are there... so what to do!? My blog last night alluded to that, but it was mostly ramblings! lol

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ASHLEYKAT 8/31/2010 8:02AM

    emoticon already for getting so close! I'm excited to learn more about you too! Can't wait!

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KARBIE18 8/31/2010 7:41AM

    Good for you! I will most certainly keep reading, and I'm so glad that you discovered how healing letting it go can be. You deserve every happiness.

Hugs,
Karen

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MIRANDA2526 8/31/2010 6:45AM

    i've been debating with myself on this too... delve into those feelings and risk the pain, or ignore them and push through. throughout my weight loss i've chosen to ignore. your blog makes me think i need to reconsider. i look forward to reading more!

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IUHRYTR 8/31/2010 5:36AM

    You're evolving and being honest with yourself, a good thing. Here's to the next successful portion of your journey emoticon. -- Lou

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MTLHEAD86 8/31/2010 1:56AM

    That's such a profound statement, top to bottom. You've not only taught yourself a new lifestyle physically, you're not settling. That's simply amazing, you're amazing.


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WALIDGAZALA 8/31/2010 1:11AM

    I will
CARRY ON, WELL WRITTEN AND WELL DONE.

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MOMFAN 8/31/2010 1:05AM

    Can't wait to read the next chapter! You are an amazing woman that God has special plans for !

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If Only I'd Have Known

Monday, August 23, 2010

Well my kid made it a whole 4 days in Kindergarten before I got a call from the principal. He had pushed another child but responded well to the discipline and was able to talk about his behavior and how he was expected to act. That part was good, especially since he has been unwilling to talk about his feelings with authority in the past. I have a feeling this is going to be a long 13 years! LOL I think he was testing his new waters and I'm crossing my fingers that his visit to the principal's office showed him where his boundaries were and that school is different!
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I also worry that his anger issues stem from his father's death. He has not openly expressed his sorrow besides for a couple of times, and those were just recently. He talks about Daddy a lot but has always so positive and brings him up in general conversation with a smile on his face, remembering good memories or suggesting how happy he is in heaven. A ball is thrown high and he remarks, "That was to Daddy." Or thunder rumbles and he tells Daddy to keep it down up there! lol Always so cute. I think my favorite was one day when it was raining. Out of the blue he exclaims, "Daddy's peeing on us!" HAHAHA Still makes me laugh when I think about it!

My daughter seems to be doing well. She has been much more receptive to counselors and has expressed her emotions throughout this entire process. LOTS of tears, lots of nights spent in bed with mommy. But she was been such a warrior. She is so strong and so intelligent beyond her years. She just told me tonight, (while we were reading her journal she made w/ a grief counselor), how she wasn't scared of death because then she will be able to see Daddy! I've never seen such strength, and for it to come from a 7 year old, well let's just say that she is my hero! I draw from her strength and she draws from mine. When hers is low, I raise it, and she does the same for me. As I cried during the last page of her journal tonight, she rubbed me on the back and said, "You remember the time Daddy stuck toilet paper up his noise while changing Kyler's diaper?" *giggle* We both laughed..,what a great memory. Probably her favorite one and it always makes us smile. We laughed, hugged, then I tucked her into bed and she went to sleep with a smile on her face. She is my warrior. What more do I need to motivate myself to be the healthiest, strongest, most compassionate mother I can be.

Their daddy left us with many great memories. I'm blessed to even have a book of poetry that he wrote. He was so very talented, and if you don't mind, I'd like to share one of the poems that he wrote me. I believe it was written only months before his death.

"When I die, I'll engrave your name on the Golden Stairs just to let the angels see how Much I care.
I would give an angel my love in the form of a kiss...to take it to earth and place it upon Your lips.
If you are not here by judgment day, I'll know you've gone the other way.
I would give the angels back their wings, their golden harps, and all those things.
And just to prove my love is true, I'll even go to hell for you.

For you my dear that I so truly miss."

~Christopher Douglas Cash
4-25-70 / 12-22-08

I think he knew his time was soon. How? I don't know. There's so many questions I have left unanswered. So much blame that I try not to place on myself. So much hurt that I don't know how to heal. But I'm trying, learning, and growing stronger each day. I still have bad days but they don't come as often. Each night symbolizes another day that I've made it through this journey. Another day that I have survived my grief. Another chance to make tomorrow better.

We don't get a second chance at life. The time is now to fulfill your dreams, to better yourself, to love the ones who are the most important in your life. Appreciate your blessings, before it's too late!



  
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KOSTA2 9/1/2010 10:51AM

    The way you admire your children for their strength makes everyone realize it is from you that they get the courage and perseverance. Way to be a good mom and a good role model. While I wish you didn't have to go through this now, it appears you are all doing better than most people do in similar situations.

Kudos to you for having the kids in counseling, that will make a world of difference.

good luck and all the support we can lend from Spark!
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MONIKALW81 8/31/2010 5:30PM

    Sorry to hear you got a call from the principal:( But it sounds like your son is taking some steps in the right direction.

I absolutely loved your son's comments about his daddy...and your daughter's fun memories of him as well.

You are one strong woman! Thank you for sharing the beautiful poem with us.

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KRYANPRINCESS 8/31/2010 11:11AM

    Tears are seriously falling down my face right now. Your strength and perseverance is truly amazing. What wonderful children you have, and to be able to deal with this head on with them, I truly admire that. So many times people try to wash it under the rug and the children never understand what's going on. But you are open with them and allow them to be open as well. that is a very powerful thing. Remembering the good times, and being there for each other is so important. Your son will find his voice, I think just being a boy it's probably naturally harder for him to express those feelings, but as you keep working through it, he will come around. What a beautiful poem, so powerful. Lots of hugs and prayers for you and your beauties!

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HEALTHYME229 8/30/2010 10:08PM

    So powerful and thought provoking. We are blessed for the reminder to live for today and love those in our lives because we never really know what tomorrow will bring.

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CUSTOMERANGEL 8/29/2010 9:26PM

    I love words because they are always available when we need them! His poem sent chills up and down my arms. What a gift he gave his lovely family!!! Thank you for sharing it with us and reminding us that life is not a dress rehearsal.

You are a beautiful and strong woman! I feel so blessed to be a part of your Spark journey! Thank you for wishing me a Happy b. day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMFAN 8/29/2010 4:36AM

    Amen to that! You never know when you will leave this old earth and be transported to heaven!

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SWEETNEENI 8/28/2010 1:28PM

    Powerful blog. emoticon

I said a prayer for your family. Stay strong. emoticon

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HONEYBUNCH24 8/27/2010 3:01PM

    WOW!!! Your husband writes such beautiful poetry. It's wonderful that you have such "special" memories of him to keep/share with others. You sound like such a strong/beautiful young lady, with two sweet kids. Sending thoughts/prayers to you and your children. Take care of yourself as you take care of your beautiful children.

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LARRYO4 8/27/2010 1:33PM

    Such a touching blog. My heart goes out to you and your children. I lost my wife in March of 2008, so know what you are feeling and expressing. What a wonderful attitude,by you, and your children. You all are so strong,and that will get you through.

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BTRTHANEVA 8/26/2010 9:46PM

    Sounds like your son is off to a good start by becoming aware and responsible for his actions. Has anyone ever read the book *All I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten* written by Robert Fulghum? here's an excerpt:

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Flush.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic,hold hands, and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
Remember the little seed in the styrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.

Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.

Take any of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or your government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm.

Think what a better world it would be if all - the whole world -had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had a basic policy to always put thing back where
they found them and to clean up their own mess.

And it is still true, no matter how old you are - when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.

Leslie, thanks for sharing your heart, your husband's poem, your life's trials and tribulations. In a just a week, I'm become so enlightened. The world realy doesn't evolve around me and my pain - that we have all unique life stories, and we all need {{{hugs}}}...

Perhaps there should be a sparkpage for kids? Just thinkin'. Always thinking...

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-ICANDOIT- 8/26/2010 12:21AM

    yOU ARE SO STRONG AND POWERFUL AND BEAUTIFUL! I AM GLAD THAT HE LEFT YOU WITH THOSE SWEET WORDS- SO YOU KNOW HE IS STILL LOVING YOU RIGHT NOW....UNTIL YOU ARE TOGETHER AGAIN! YOUR KIDS ARE BLESSED BY THE WAY YOU ARE TAKING THEM THROUGH LIFE!

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CHRISTYD921 8/25/2010 1:35PM

    what a beautiful poem! you are truely an inspirataion girl

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LIBBYFITZ 8/24/2010 6:11PM

    emoticonAnd that is the hard part, we don't know when our time has come. Even now when I am exhusted rather than give in I get on with enjoying the company of my hijo, Spanish for son and his GF as they are only here for a short while.

My FIL gave up smoking 6 weeks before he died of a heart attck at the age of 59! That was 26 years ago.

You're son will view his father's passing differently to anyone else as it is his perception and his life journey. emoticon Take care my friend. emoticon

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ALMMOM 8/24/2010 6:08PM

    Your son is processing in his own way by his statements. Kindergaren is a little young to comprehend all the changes. Only thing that went thro my mind is be realistic, factual and healthy Correct what needs to be corrected and love everything else. Enjoy your children.

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CHOESCH 8/24/2010 12:18PM

    Wow! I had no idea when you wrote that funny comment on my blog today how amazing you are! I am so glad I ventured to your page to answer your comment and thank you for making me smile. I was touched by your journey and the difficult battle you are facing. You are a great mom I was impressed with your strength and with the love that you have for your children. I'm sure there are days when you want to give up but you keep going for them! Your husband is smiling down on you - I know he is proud of the way that you are handling this situation and sending you angels to buoy you up! You are a strength and motivation to all of us as we face our battles each day!
Keep those good memories close and hug your children tight.
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STARGLADE 8/24/2010 11:18AM

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My daughter still has grief issues over losing my mom eighteen months ago. It takes time, and lots of love--and sometimes professional help. She asked me to get her into counseling. Her idea, not mine. I was more than happy to do so.

Thank you for sharing this with all of us here. That in itself took strength.

Karen

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MJLUVSANIMALS 8/24/2010 10:44AM

    This was very touching, I will carry it in my heart today. This man was one in a million, you were lucky to have what little time you did have with him. There are a lot of us
that will never know that pleasure. And there are a lot of
us that will. God speed. MJ

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IUHRYTR 8/24/2010 10:33AM

    Christopher sounds like a terrific person with a great sense of humor. The thought of toilet paper up the nose while changing diapers is hilarious. Be strong and lean on all of the positive memories you have of him. emoticon -- Lou

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SALINA78 8/24/2010 10:25AM

    Thanks for sharing his poem!
That was beautiful!

You are a wonderful mother and those kids are such a blessing!


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KATHRYN1955 8/24/2010 8:28AM

    Please don't blame yourself with all the "what ifs". I have travelled down that road and it serves no purpose whatsoever and our loved ones would not want that for us. I have no idea how one gets through all of the grief, except literally moment by moment. And eventually the pleasant moments outweigh the sorrowful ones. I think you are doing a tremendous job handling it with both yourself and your children. At least you are encouraging them to talk about their feelings and that is the most important part.
Take care,
Kathy
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KARBIE18 8/24/2010 7:32AM

    Know that your strength has been such an inspiration to me, and that I'm saying my prayers for all in your family. Sounds like you're all doing relatively well, considering the circumstances. That your son can talk about his dad with a smile on his face is very encouraging. Hope he gets a handle the impulsivity that had him sent to the principal's office soon!

Thanks for sharing the poem - it's beautiful!

Hugs,
Karen

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PRUPLEBEAR 8/24/2010 7:14AM

    Thank you so much for sharing! I have been thinking about my dad alot this week!! Hugs!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/23/2010 11:29PM

    Leslie, you are beautiful. Just beautiful. Thank you once again for sharing your precious heart! emoticon emoticon

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1st day of School! =)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I've totally been slacking on uploading some pics to Spark. Usually I'm at work when I'm on here and can't do it. I've got to get some recent pics on here...my hair is 5 inches shorter and I'm atleast 15 lbs lighter. So soon, very soon will I get those uploaded. But for now I'm gonna be a proud mommy and show off my pics from my kids' 1st day of school! My daughter just started 2nd grade and my son is in Kindergarten! Can't believe how fast they grow up!

Thumbs up!



My handsome little man =) ((still refusing to cut his hair, lol))



My little Diva...



The three of us!



Crazy faces! LOL



Simply adorable!!





  
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KRYANPRINCESS 8/31/2010 11:01AM

    They are Adorable!! I can't believe how fast they grow! My daughter started 1st grade this year and my son starts 10th grade on the 8th!! OMG!! Crazy!! I hope they have a wonderful year! emoticon

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CHRISTYD921 8/25/2010 1:36PM

    Too cute!!!! mine started 7th grade this year ...YIKES!

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RUN2MYDREAMS 8/23/2010 12:42PM

    What sweet pictures! You are so blessed to have them! emoticon

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REDRUNNERMOM713 8/23/2010 9:31AM

    They are ADORABLE!!!! They sure do grow up fast. My little one started Kindergarten too and it just doesn't seem possible! Great cherished memories for you to have!!

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JOYSONG50 8/23/2010 8:30AM

    Ahh. So precious. Beautiful pictures.

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LIBBYFITZ 8/21/2010 10:36PM

    They are just gorgeous and look so happy, you're doing great kiddo! emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/21/2010 6:41PM

    Leslie, I LOVE YOUR PICTURES! How adorable! Thank you for sharing them! I used to take all those first day of school photos, too! emoticon emoticon

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ASHLEYKAT 8/21/2010 5:26PM

    Incredibly cute! And I agree with IUHRYTR, great smiles!

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SALINA78 8/21/2010 5:11PM

    They are too cute!

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WHISPERING-PINE 8/21/2010 2:58PM

  Love your pictures. Your kids and yourself are very nice looking indeed. I bet the kids are totally excited about starting school. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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GRANLUND 8/21/2010 2:49PM

    So sweet! They grow up WAY too fast. My two oldest are 21 months apart and are great friends. It looks like you have two great friends on your hands as well.

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IUHRYTR 8/21/2010 2:15PM

    Good looking children. Great smiles. -- Lou

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Goal Met and Plateau Broken!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Do you ever get the munchies and can't seem to stop eating?? Does it seem like you can't get satisfied no matter how many ''snacks'' you stuff into your mouth? emoticon

Well that was ME at the beginning of this week. By Tuesday night I felt bloated and ashamed thinking I sabotaged this week's chance of a loss. emoticon

Wednesday morning I said ENOUGH is ENOUGH!! No more SABOTAGING!!! emoticon

I devised a plan. I read another Sparker's blog with two comments from members saying that they ate high calorie breakfasts. One even said it was 600-700 calories! They got the majority of their calories in the day and felt satisfied enough to enjoy small dinners. I thought, maybe that's what I should try. Obviously I wasn't getting enough calories in the day and my body was saying, "HEY! I need more of this stuff so that I can THRIVE!" emoticon

So that's just what I did and it WORKED! I wasn't grazing all night nor did I even feel hungry. GREAT! emoticon

THEN....The scale started to MOVE! For the first time this month I saw it move in the RIGHT direction. My plateau is OVER and my goals seem achievable again! IN FACT...TODAY I REACHED A HUGE GOAL! My BMI, (Bacon Mayo Index according to TEENY_BIKINI, hehe), is........wait for it....wait for it....

NORMAL!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Bye Bye "O"words, you will NOT be seeing me anymore! I'm here to stay because I LOVE being healthy and fit. This is ME! This is the life I'm LIVING...this is the new "normal"! emoticon

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KRYANPRINCESS 8/31/2010 10:59AM

    WOO HOO!!! That is fantastic News!! You are doing an AMAZING job!!! emoticon

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TRUE-NESS 8/23/2010 8:58AM

    Look at you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon That is great!!

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JOYSONG50 8/23/2010 8:25AM

    Woohoo! Great job!
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KATRIONAH 8/21/2010 12:00AM

    wow....GREAT!! I may have to give it a try. Thank you for sharing.....Karen emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 8/20/2010 11:03PM

    What a fantastic accomplishment! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STARGLADE 8/20/2010 5:43PM

    WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
R>I'll add my two cents (worth less than that on the open market, I'm sure) and say that eating more calories earlier in the day works for me, too. I find that on days I don't have a decent-sized breakfast and lunch, I want MORE MORE MORE for dinner and am way crabbier than I should be.

Ever.

WTG YOU!!!!!

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/20/2010 5:24PM

    The scale moved - WOO HOOOOOO!! I am so happy for you.

And congrats on your Bacon Mayo - that sounds like fun. I shall try it, hot stuff [hopefully soon :) ]

Now, go and reward yourself with something purdy. You are awesomeness and I bet you feel mighty good right about now.

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ASHLEYKAT 8/20/2010 11:20AM

    YAY! AWESOME JOB! CONGRATS!

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 8/20/2010 10:10AM

    emoticon and I love your enthusiasm!

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IUHRYTR 8/20/2010 9:54AM

    Glad you finally found something that works for you and that may work for us as well. Keep up the good work. -- Lou

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CHRISTYD921 8/20/2010 9:46AM

    YAH!!!!!! so happy for you!!!! emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 8/20/2010 9:43AM

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I am thinking along the same lines! Bigger breakfast seems to be the way to go! emoticon

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DETERMINDCHICKY 8/20/2010 9:42AM

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SO proud of you!!!! And yes! High calorie breakfast works best for me. I eat between 600-700 calorie for breakfast and I then eat minimally for my next two meals. It works for me.

"Eat like a king for breakfast, a Queen for lunch, and a pauper for supper." emoticon

It really works.

Thanks for reminding me of this because I was SO going to try and get by on 200 cals for breakfast! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/20/2010 9:41AM

    emoticonYou are doing emoticonKeep it up, Leslie! emoticon

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The ABC's of Me!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A - Available or married? - These are the only 2 choices?! lol Available then
B- Book? -Bible
C- Cake or Pie - Cake!
D- Drink of Choice? – Lemonade
- Essential Item? - Computer
F- Favorite Color? -Baby Blue
G- Game to play or watch? - Play-Volleyball Watch-Football
H- Hometown? – Kansas City, MO
I- Indulgence? – Ice Cream
J- Job? – Personal Banker
K- Kids and names? Kaitlyn 7 Kyler 5
L- Life is incomplete without? - Love
M- Music group or singer? – Justin Bieber (LOL JK!) 5FDP, Shinedown, Eminem
N- Number of siblings? - 1 sister, 44 years old
O- Oranges or apples? - Apple w/ peanut butter! yumm
P- Phobias/Fears? – Germs, but I'm not OCD or anything lol
Q- Favorite Quote? – "Life isn't about waiting on the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." unknown
R- Reason to Smile? - My children!
S- Season? - Fall
T- Tattoos? –1 on the top of my foot
U- Unknown fact about me? – I have permanent makeup (my eyeliner is basically a tattoo)
V- Vegetable you love? –Corn on the cob (which hardly qualifies as a veggie!)
W- Worst habit? –smoking
X- X-Rays you've had? – chest, arm, abdomen
Y- Your favorite food? - Chinese food or pizza
Z- Zodiac? –Capricorn

Ok, back to work, ugh!!
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ASHLEYKAT 8/19/2010 3:30PM

    So neat to learn more about you! I bet the foot tattoo was painful...ouch! But probably really, really cool!

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SALINA78 8/18/2010 7:38PM

    So neat to learn more about you!

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KRYANPRINCESS 8/18/2010 7:07PM

    Love it!!! I'm gonna do it too! Love your son's name! It's different and I haven't heard that one before!

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LIBBYFITZ 8/18/2010 7:05PM

    I had to laugh at the Justin Bieber. and haven't tried peanut butter with apple. I love it with banana , and also with celery, peanut butter that is!
Loved getting to know you better. emoticon

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WHITNEYFL 8/18/2010 5:26PM

    I love doing and reading these! Cool way to find out about people :) I'm gonna copy it!

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