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IN MY NEXT LIFE...I'm gonna be a BEAR! (a must read for all you ladies out there)

Thursday, April 22, 2010



In this life I'm a woman. In my next life, I'd like to come back as a bear. When you're a bear you get to hibernate for six months. You do nothing but sleep for six months.
I could deal with that.

Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too.

When you are a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you're sleeping, and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs.
I could definitely deal with that.

If you're a momma bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too.
I could deal with that.

If you're a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling.
He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.


***Yup, gonna be a bear.

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HAPPYBASKET 4/23/2010 11:20PM

    emoticon This is so funny. I really did laugh out loud. That was good thinking & I will join you & all of the rest so we should have quite a colony. What fun we will have. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 4/23/2010 11:17PM

    That is great, Lyn. One thing you didn't mention is: sleeping and not eating you lose excess weight and wake up very slim. I am with you. Sounds like a winning approach to me! Thanks for your thoughts. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NOTSPEEDY 4/23/2010 8:44PM

    What are we going to do with all these bears? LOL

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DIANET2 4/23/2010 8:28PM

    I want to be one too!!!

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MEADSBAY 4/23/2010 9:45AM

    ooooops!
I already AM a bear- in so many ways!
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GLORYB2014 4/23/2010 5:52AM

    Hahahahahahaha! emoticon

I'm DEFINITELY gonna be a bear in my next life!!!!!!

Thanks for my morning giggle Lyn!!

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FREDDY1232 4/23/2010 12:59AM

    Me too! I want to be a moma bear

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LITTLEBROWNNUT 4/22/2010 11:52PM

    It does sound pretty good doesn't it? Life would be so much easier...we could just be ourselves! emoticon emoticon

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HVMBRU 4/22/2010 11:33PM

    This is the most fun I've had here at Spark! I'm with you all the way. But what gave you that idea? Think it's great!

Spark on, friend!

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It's been one year.....

Monday, April 19, 2010

...since I started on Sparkpeople.

It has been the most rewarding year....I have learned so much.

I did not meet my goal, but I am still satisfied and pleased with my progress.

These past months have been difficult. But I intend to continue on this road.

It is a new road for me, the one we all strive for.....the healthy lifestyle road.

I have lost 35 pounds in this year. That is 35 pounds more than I have ever lost before.

And the most important thing about this loss......is that I have not put it back on.

The yo-yo syndrome for me is dead and buried.

Yes, I have put on a few pounds and am up and down within a 5 pound range. But with Sparkpeople always supporting me.....I have always been able to get back on track.

That is what I am trying to do again this week.

I threw out all my big clothes, and I WON'T buy anymore, so I HAVE to stay where I am or preferably less.

Whatever this next year brings, I can honestly say that I am in better shape than I have been since my '40's and that's saying a lot.

I will not quit.

Tomorrow is a new day, a new start.

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MEADSBAY 4/21/2010 1:16PM

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You are an inspiration to us all!
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GRAMMAP1 4/20/2010 11:44PM

    We are so proud of you Lyn. emoticon emoticon What a joy to encourage Team Mates and they succeed. Keep up the great work. emoticon emoticon

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DIANET2 4/20/2010 8:11PM

    Happy Sparkversary!!!!! Hope you have many more here with us!!! emoticon

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FREDDY1232 4/20/2010 7:57PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! I know you must have worked hard to get rid of those 35 pounds!! emoticon

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SHARKAR02 4/20/2010 7:21PM

    HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! You're a great encourager to us newer Sparksters!

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LYN-EDWY 4/20/2010 4:47PM

    A ~ BIG ~ THANK YOU ~ TO ~ EVERYONE......

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CAROLYNVIL 4/20/2010 4:07PM

    Happy emoticon you've done a great job. carolyn

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DEVANDYLAN 4/20/2010 11:33AM

    You are truly amazing! Your loss is inspiring and reminds me that I can do this too! Well done!!!

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MSWEEZER 4/20/2010 11:23AM

    Oh how fantastic indeed. I'm with you on getting rid of the 'big' clothes and working on staying put. Doesn't it feel GREAT! We can do it.

SP has been a blessing to so many of us. Glad you're here with us!!

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GLORYB2014 4/20/2010 7:06AM

    Happy emoticonLyn and what a great year it has been for you! I'm happy and proud of you.
You've conquered the yo-yo syndrome and that is a huge feat!
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LITTLEBROWNNUT 4/19/2010 10:45PM

    The "healthy lifestyle road" is a pretty good road to be on...but no one said it would be a perfect journey...we all navigate a few potholes and bumps along the way. But my goodness it is a journey that you learn so much about yourself and how important it is to have the support and encouragement of others! "You done great" and congratulations!

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MARGBELL 4/19/2010 10:24PM

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FITKAT2010 4/19/2010 10:12PM

    Congratulations not just on your SparkAversary, but on your commitment to a better you.

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BRITTVFAN 4/19/2010 10:08PM

    That is fantanstic. Keep up the good work and congrats on a job well done.

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Making April a great month....

Sunday, March 28, 2010

"You only go through this life once".....those words really hit home with me tonight.

I am going to be so focused this week I am going to make my head spin.

But in a good way!

I am really looking forward to making April a great month, nutrition and exercise wise!

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WATERMELLEN 4/2/2010 8:53PM

    Happy Easter! Hope your spring garden is flourishing in west coast sunshine! April will be a terrific month!!

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MEADSBAY 3/29/2010 11:10PM

    I'm wittttcha, my friend!
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ELLIET3 3/29/2010 5:31PM

    YOU CAN DO IT BABE.YOU ARE A WINNER.

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SHARKAR02 3/29/2010 1:31PM

    Love your attitude and couldn't agree with you more!

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NIKI778 3/29/2010 8:28AM

    I agree April is going to be an awesome month and Lady bugs are going to rock this challenge and this month!!

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GLORYB2014 3/29/2010 7:19AM

    I'm with you girls! Let's make April a month to remember!!
We only go through life once so let's make it count!!

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FITKAT2010 3/29/2010 5:35AM

    Yep! Fear of death is a great motivator! Let it ignite the fire within and propel you past your stalls and your fears along the way. Yea!

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CAFLETER 3/29/2010 5:13AM

    Great inspiration! Thanks!

Carol

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JEANSHEP2 3/29/2010 1:10AM

    April is going to be a special month for me - becoming a GGmom. And it is a good time to get myself back on track. I'm with you, Lyn. We can do this! We know how!

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DEE_LITED 3/29/2010 1:04AM

    Me too! Me too, Lyn!!! Let's DO IT! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I joined Walk Across the USA. If you want info, let me know.

Dee

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SKINNYROBIN100 3/29/2010 12:01AM

    Hear Hear.. I'm with you on this one too!! I am committed to April being a really good, positive month for eating healthy and for getting out more and moving!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PSYCHABOO 3/28/2010 11:55PM

    Good luck and have a great week!

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I hit the wall and you were there......

Sunday, March 21, 2010

It is true! Sparkpeople do help you!

I hit the wall after 11 months of pushing myself.....it is no fun. Sugar indulgences overtook me and I succumbed!!!

Then I got sick from sugar overload! Then I felt lousy.......felt like a failure......had totally disregarded my own advice I so freely gave to others!!!!!

Now I am trying to purge myself of this poison in my body, will probably take about four days of abstinence and eating properly. Lots of water, veggies and more water.

To those who so quickly rushed to my side with your support....and you know who you all are....
the words thank you are just not enough. Please know that each and everyone of you have helped me with your encouragement and thoughtful caring expressions.

I AM NO LONGER BACKSLIDING!!! emoticon emoticon

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USE2BWILD 4/17/2010 1:34PM

    Great!! Keep it up!!

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GRAMMAP1 3/22/2010 10:44PM

    Lyn, that is the difference between a Winner and a loser. It is spirit. A loser says "I quit" A winner confesses failure and says, "I will try again and succeed." We learn from failure and mistakes and you are bouncing back. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon I knew you could.

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DIANET2 3/22/2010 2:22PM

    I could have written this blog in December, when I was totally out of control. I was eating A bag of chocolate a day,and also felt sick from overeating. Not a good feeling,but it happens to a lot of us.I need this community to help keep me focused.You are right, it absolutely does help!!! emoticon

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DEE_LITED 3/22/2010 1:29PM

    I love it that you are so honest about your journey. It is this kind of sharing that lets me know I'm not alone. And when you pick yourself up and forge on, I know that it is possible for me to do that, too.

Thank you, Lyn, for sharing your struggles and your triumphs as well as slip ups! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Dee

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WHITEBULL1221 3/22/2010 12:14PM

    We all hit the wall or a speed bump along the way. The important thing is that you don't give up. Slow and steady. You can do this. Remember, we all fall down......the main thing is to get back up and start again. emoticon

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COOKINMAMA 3/22/2010 8:23AM

    they call it a track (back on track) because it's a well worn path that we all fall off and have to get back on.

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GLORYB2014 3/22/2010 7:36AM

    Lyn, that is just wonderful that you are no longer back sliding! Bumps in the road are inevitable, it is what you do when you hit a bump that counts!! And you are jumping right over them!!
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ME2448 3/22/2010 6:58AM

    Glad you are back on track

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JEANSHEP2 3/22/2010 3:08AM

    Lyn, you are so amazing. We care about you girl!!

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I am behind you all the way. I struggle with many of the same issues.

Hugs,
Jean

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LITTLEBROWNNUT 3/22/2010 1:38AM

    I knew you could do it! Congratulations on crossing another hurdle...you're awesome!
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PS: Yes, I would like to go for a walk this week...I'll be in touch.
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WILDCARD1 3/21/2010 10:36PM

    WTG on getting back on track!!! Glad someone was able to help you!!!

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MAIA2011 3/21/2010 10:00PM

    Yeah, I almost punched the Girl Scout outside of Safeway. It's getting bad inside my head.

OK, I'm joking about the Girl Scout. I am glad to hear that you are ready to fight again! Maia

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SHARKAR02 3/21/2010 9:43PM

    WOOHOO! We may never meet face to face, but it is so good, no so wonderful, to know you've got someone just a click away who is there for you in celebrations and challenges!!!!

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It's working ....and thank you friends!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

This smaller meal plan is starting to grow on me. I'm never hungry and I'm never full.
Sure is different, but I'm starting to like it.

And....I want to say thank you to so many of my Sparkfriends....many have commented on my feed so much these past few days. I am sorry I haven't got back to each and every one.
I want you all to know that your ongoing encouragement has been the number one motivation in my life since I started SP.

You are needed, you all are so necessary. I need you to continue to be with me in my journey to optimal health.

Please accept the most sincerest warm hugs from me.....(oh, yeah, I really like hugging, just ask my kids emoticon)

May this week be full of smiles, good times, good memories and happy and healthy choices for you all.

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GGTAKESCONTROL 3/13/2010 5:05PM

    Lyn, I've heard it take 3 weeks before something starts to become a habit. I know you can stick with this new eating plan! Gigi emoticon emoticon

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ME2448 3/11/2010 8:03AM

    You are doing great.

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    You're doing wonderfully! emoticon

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FREDDY1232 3/4/2010 9:46AM

    I am so happy that you broke that barrier! Good Luck to you today and always!! emoticon emoticon

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    Great job....keep up the great work!!! emoticon

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CAROLYNVIL 3/3/2010 11:24PM

    I'm glad it's working.

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    It's great to hear the plan is working! emoticon emoticon

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TRACY180 3/3/2010 9:40PM

    I love hugs. emoticon

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GLORYB2014 3/3/2010 9:18PM

    ((((((((((LYN))))))))))

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