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To pop a chocolate or to not pop a chocolate in my mouth!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Hokay....So I am walking around the house feeling skinnier than I have in over 40 years. I am so determined to stay on track it's crazy! emoticon

I am a chocoholic, have been since I was a preschooler, and that lets you know how long I have enjoyed this decadent sweet. I have learned to bake desserts to die for, cookies to smack your sister over the head for, and cheesecakes that make your knees go weak! emoticon

So, after the better part of a century, I finally got my brain cells in order, and realized that I have to smarten up....because I want to live, I don't want to get sick and die like so many dear sweet souls I have known. So after pondering my situation, I realized that SP is the only place that I can get help and learn to take care of myself. And...I am doing it. (Check my Feb. 18 blog)

Then....a phone call this morning from my middle and youngest daughters. They are heading out of my town and tell us to check the front porch. There is sitting a large bag full of packages. My DD's live out of town and it takes quite a few hours driving to get here. Those two goofy adorable loving girls of mine, both of them with sore throats decided to bring us some gifts because they know we miss them a lot and we don't always get to see them as much as we would like.
The reason they didn't stay is my DH is still down with the 'flu and neither of them wanted to cross contaminate and make the situation worse. So they drove 120 miles plus a three hour ferry ride to drop of these goodies for us.

Was I in tears or what.

One of the gifts was a box of sugar free handmade chocolates from a decadent candy maker in our area.
Realizing how much they went out of their way, and how much love was put into the other gifts that they bought...I decided to pop one and only one chocolate. It was not sweet and I probably could have eaten more, but I didn't want to. (Surprise, surprise) emoticon
I couldn't not....and the funny part, is that neither of them know yet that I have been losing weight and that I'm on SP. Because they know how much I would have enjoyed eating the whole box. So when they see me in another month....I'm sure they are going to be surprised.

I went for a hard 30 min. walk this afternoon, and decided to skip lunch. The chocolate was my lunch. And it's back to healthy eating at dinner today.

So yes...I popped a chocolate...and it's OK.

I might even pop another one next week if the scales are nice to me.

Stay safe and be happy my fellow sparkers!!!


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SLACHETKA103145 3/7/2013 8:39AM

    Great control!!!!! And a great Blog!

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BOOKWERME 3/6/2013 11:48PM

    I am duly impressed!!! Wow. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/6/2013 10:37PM

    How awesome! Control and sweet daughters to boot emoticon

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DONSDUMPLIN46 3/6/2013 10:08PM

    AWESOME!!!! WHAT CONTROL!!!! My congrats to you....That is the way to do a sweet.....Keep up the great job...:)

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DETERMINED_ME 3/6/2013 8:10PM

    Oh yummy!!

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    chocolate is so one of my weaknesses and my wifes too. emoticon

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L1ZB3TH354 3/6/2013 7:09PM

    You are so strong to stop at one! I can't do that, it's all or nothing for me. I stopped eating candy on Valentine's Day. Hope your family feels better soon! Keep up the great work!

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GINILEE4 3/6/2013 6:53PM


Great job on 1 chocolate. Your mindset is right on track. A treat is a treat not a binge. You have it all going the right way,


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Sunday Evening Compliment and Monday Morning Weigh-in

Monday, March 04, 2013

emoticon I lost another pound.
As always I was hoping for a little more. But I know it gets harder as time goes on and ones weight is less.

However....I had an unexpected compliment last night from my DH. He has said nothing about the way I look since I started back on SP at the beginning of Jan.
He has said tho'...that he is proud of me for sticking so well to a healthy eating program...and for getting out and walking alot.
That has been a great support for me.

The compliment came when I was standing at the kitchen sink, preparing veggies for a salad for last night's dinner.
He was standing in the doorway, (my back was to him)....he said, "You're getting skinny!"
I was surprised, but stayed calm and decided to ask him why he said that.
He said my butt was smaller and that my jeans were getting baggy around my butt.
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I didn't react hardly at all....almost afraid to...I really didn't know how to react as I NEVER!!! have had a compliment like that in my life.

But what did happen, was the feeling inside me literally filled me with satisfaction and contentment. I stood there with a little smile on my face, I thanked him for saying it, and went on preparing the salad.

I was afraid of spoiling the moment.....I realized that I don't know how to take compliments like that. It is such a positive verification of what I am doing here on SP. I continued making dinner in such a mood of renewed purpose.

To top it off, these jeans are ones I bought when I was at my lowest weight (160lb.) three years ago....and they are a size 16. emoticon
Just over 2 months ago I was wearing a size 22.

So even though the scales are not as dramatic as I would like....the actual results
are in the eye of the beholder.

Here's to another week of progress for all of us! emoticon

Thank you Chris (Sparkguy)

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HEIDISUE1 3/6/2013 5:14PM

    That sounds so wonderful-I'm proud of you! I have to imagine myself in moments like that. I don't want to blow what I've worked so hard to achieve so far.
ATTA GIRL! emoticon

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BOOKWERME 3/4/2013 10:11PM

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GINILEE4 3/4/2013 5:15PM

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BEESPARKLE 3/4/2013 1:42PM

    Take the compliments with pride. You deserve it. emoticon

Husbands are watching us every moment.

So how emoticon he told you .

That is a great sign . emoticon

You have come along way. Incredible.

For goodness sakes girl. Do the Happy Dance.

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    So proud o fyou Lyn, keep up the hard work!

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SAMMI4444 3/4/2013 12:16PM

    That's such an awesome feeling! Great work! Keep it up :)

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GOOSIEMOON 3/4/2013 12:14PM

    How wonderful for you! Keep up the good work!


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Took the Realage test...

Saturday, March 02, 2013

...and it rates me as 68.8 yrs old!
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I'll take it.
Only problem is that I feel about 40! emoticon
Now if I could just keep it going backward
every year.... emoticon

Have a fun weekend everyone.

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JOS4EVER 3/3/2013 10:37AM

    I took the test too. Happy to hear you feel younger. Hopefully if you change some things in your life you'll get to enjoy those feelings longer. emoticon emoticon

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    I like that test, knowing my body is younger than my age is great. emoticon

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    What do those things know?? They can't detect our inner youth. I use to feel in my 60's, now I feel like i'm in my 30's

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CELEST 3/2/2013 7:17AM

    You are as old as you feel, so keep some strapping healthy 20 year olds around to feel. LOL

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In Lala land...

Monday, February 25, 2013

That's how I've been feeling these past 4 days with a strained back. The weather is miserable, wet, windy, cold, dreary, blah.
For the past two months, I get up, go to the computer(SP) find out what I can eat,
go to the kitchen make my meal, eat it. Then try to figure out what I can do to make the day pass faster.
At lunch, it's the same. Go to the computer, go to the kitchen, etc, etc,

Whaaaaaw...I think I have cabin fever.

Inspite of this mental fog I'm in, I have been doing well with my weight loss.
Another 2 lb. down last week... emoticonsurprised me...I was hoping for at least .5 as my back kept me from exercising as much as I usually do.

And that's what I'm here, again, know SP works, friends encouragement keeps you going when you're in a suck it up princess, and realize how blessed you really are!

That's my ramble for this week...hope you all are doing well, and if not, know that Sparkers are a great inspiration and support...don't feel afraid to reach out, it doesn't indicate weakness, asking for help indicates acknowledgement of yourself and your needs. In my eyes, it is a sign of strength.

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VANDYJ 2/27/2013 9:12AM

    Congrats on the 2 pounds! I am Fighting some cabin fever here too... it can really get to you. I hope your back is feeling a little better. Spring is just around the corner, and we can all use that. Hang in there, and know that you are a true encouragement to others!

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JOSIE2013 2/27/2013 2:21AM

    I need to get back to planning out the days meals before I eat them. I haven't been able to get on Spark as much lately and I have been tracking the calories I eat, but it isn't the same as planning each meal out. Congrats on your weight loss!!! And I hope your back starts to feel better soon.

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 2/26/2013 11:05AM

Here ya go Earl Scruggs and Steve Martin do a version of it, enjoy.

copy it into your browser or google if it doesn't come up.

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 2/26/2013 11:00AM

    There is a song that can help! I believe it is called "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" it ia an instrumental.

Hope you feel better soon!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/25/2013 9:12PM

    emoticon loss emoticon hang in there, hope your well soon

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GLORYB2014 2/25/2013 5:51PM

    Ouch! I hope your back gets better soon!
In this dull weather, it seems like our meals are the most important thing of the day Lyn. Wait till spring and we're outdoors, we won't even think of inside the house!
You're doing great, lady, keep up the good work!
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GAMOMMY3 2/25/2013 5:13PM

    Hope your back is feeling better soon. We all go through those mental fogs (well, I know I do!) but you keep moving forward! Well done!!

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    I have been living in a mental fog for the last 45 years LOL!! Seriously, I'm sorry you are not feeling yourself, I have those days quite often. We are all here for you when you need us.


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GINILEE4 2/25/2013 4:23PM

    Great blog. So sorry you are zoned out but soon you will be feeling more like yourself and it will all be in the past. Send all your friends on Spark a daily message to encourge them SHould keep you busy.


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BOOKWERME 2/25/2013 3:46PM

    Sorry for your mental fog. I am happy you are having some success anyway, despite the limitations of aches and pains and mental fuzz. Good for you! 2 lbs is terrific! emoticon

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It can be done.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Use it up.

Wear it out.

Make it do...

or do without."

This piece of advice was given to me many years ago.
It works.
It's not easy.
But it can be done.


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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/22/2013 11:11PM

    We do that for the most part too.

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BOOKWERME 2/22/2013 10:10AM

    My Mom was raised in the SHE had frugality thoroughly ingrained in her...and taught us the same. Sometimes I find it hard to let things go..thinking SOMEONE should be able to use this. Too bad more of the world is not more careful..we wouldn't be polluting the world with plastic and trash.

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CELEST 2/22/2013 9:56AM

    LOL that seems to describe my life despite that I have never lived through a war. I just hate waste of any kind.

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BOOKWERME 2/22/2013 8:48AM

    From the Frugal Guru: "Over 70 years ago Americans were encouraged to be frugal to help the war effort.

"Use it Up, Wear it Out Make it Do or Do Without" was used as a rallying cry for frugality.

The motto is used once again by frugal people to help their families and country."

The wisdom of the saying still applies.

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    Good advice in a society that throws away so much that is still usable!

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MAKINGHERPROUD 2/21/2013 10:23PM

    Yes it can!

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