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Pictures of my parents

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Based on yesterdays blog, here is a picture of my mom and dad.


And this is my family, early 1970's. Chris, Becky, Me, Mom and Dad. I was about 13 here. (and I used to think I was fat. OMG!

  
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CALLIKIA 11/5/2010 11:01AM

    Awww! I love old family pictures! And I love the 70s feather hair, too! ;)

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NEDERLUNG 11/5/2010 9:17AM

    These two blogs made me go look at my family photos - and I'm in agreement with the "and I thought I was fat", I look so skinny! I don't remember that, all I remember was feeling fat too.

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BTINTERNET 11/4/2010 11:05PM

    Thanks for the pictures!!

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TYEASLEY 11/4/2010 9:00PM

    emoticon photos!!

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BIGMAMAT 11/4/2010 7:08PM

    Awww. Thanks for sharing Jan. Looks like they really loved each other! I agree , you were a total cutie growing up! emoticon

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JENPOSS 11/4/2010 5:45PM

    Lovely, lovely family!

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JO2TOM 11/4/2010 3:49PM

    Thanks again. Wonderful to see your family.

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KAMAPERRY 11/4/2010 2:58PM

    Awesome pictures. What a beautiful family...

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ROBINSNEWNEST 11/4/2010 12:34PM

    So glad you shared your photos, Jan. Looks like a german shepherd with your Dad?

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MNGIRLIE 11/4/2010 11:43AM

    What fun photos. Thanks so much for sharing them with us! I loved your blog from yesterday.

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GRACEISENUF 11/4/2010 11:17AM

    Great family pics and memories for you....You were a beautiful young lady and still are.
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HEALTHYASHLEY 11/4/2010 10:39AM

    Lovely pics. What a nice way to remember them.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/4/2010 10:18AM

    Great photos!

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DAISY443 11/4/2010 10:18AM

    Wonderful pic, wonderful memories! Hugs!

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MAIA2011 11/4/2010 10:16AM

    There's a family of total babes. You are just shining in this picture. What a cutie pie!

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Old guys and hearing aids.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Today I went to CVS(Aka Longs. Its a pharmacy, Cleva! LOL).. Is it around the corner from my house and I am probably there every day for one thing or another. A quick food item or cat food, cleaners whatever. Anyway, I went in, got my few things and was in line behind an eldery gentleman. Probably well into his 80's with his cane and he is asking the clerk for hearing aid batteries.

The young man turns away, pointing in the direction of the hearing aids. What he didnt realize is, as soon as he turned away, that old guy could not hear him. So, and I give him credit for this, He tells the old guy he will take him over there and tells me he will be right back to which I said "take your time". Now there are a few people in line behind me, the clerk comes back and starts ringing me up before I could tell him to take care of the old guy who is now about 3 deep in line. I pay for my stuff and the old guy leans over and asks the Clerk if there are any other hearing aid batteries. Clerk: No thats all we have.

I am in that store every day. I know exactly where the batteries are by the pharmacy. I notice them because my mom was deaf.
So I get the old guys attention and I say:The Batteries are right down that aisle. By the pharmacy" and I pointed him in the right direction.

He wandered off a few aisle from where I pointed, the clerk kept helping other people and I realized that I could not let him go looking around by himself. So I parked my cart, went after the guy, got his attention, took him over to the batteries then helped him select the right ones. He thanked me, still kinda of confused and I walked him back to the line and left the store.

I wanted to cry. My parents both died before they got to his age. 16 years ago my mom died. She was only 68 and was very spunky, way too young to be gone. 4 years ago, I lost my dad. He was 82, still walked and went to the gym every day and never met a woman he didnt think was beautiful in one way or another. He was starting to show his age tho and would get rattled sometimes.

I would like to think, had they lived longer, someone would have helped them in the store. It is funny how things trigger such emotions in us isnt it? I know every one of you would have helped that old guy today, it was nothing special, but in a way, it made me feel closer to my parents and made me miss them. Alot.

  
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PAPAMIKIE 11/7/2010 3:20PM

    Random acts of kindness cost almost nothing, they pay hugh dividends here now, and I suspect, some where off in the future when we least expect it.

But, maybe that's just me.

Popie

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SARAWALKS 11/7/2010 3:16PM

    emoticon for helping him and emoticon for sharing the story with us. Noticing people and what's going with them could make such a difference in everybody's lives. emoticon blog that I think should be one of the BEST of the week...

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NEDERLUNG 11/5/2010 9:11AM

    LOVE your random act of kindness - hopefully when you and I reach that age, some nice person will help us!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 11/4/2010 9:37PM

    I want to thank you for helping the man find what he needed. Today it seems that no one has respect for their elders any more. My parents passed away two years ago, I hope that when they needed help someone was there to help.

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JO2TOM 11/4/2010 3:47PM

    Thank you. I am so impressed, and I loved that you shared your story. I hope always that I will find someone like you to help me when I am older. I really miss my dad, who died of parkinsons disease 5 years ago. My mother is going to be 90, and really gets around. She doesn't wear her hearing aids most of the time, since she lives alone, but when she does it really makes a difference. Anyway, the story reminded me of how fortunate I am to still have my mother around to talk with (I call her every day), and how much I will miss her when she is gone. I think she will probably live to be 100.

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BJW-FARMGIRL 11/4/2010 2:57PM

    Hurray for you! Now, I know that's not why you wrote the blog, but I had to say it anyway. Too many stores do not take the time to train their people in the ways of good customer service. So sorry you did not get to enjoy the company of your parents a bit longer. My husband takes care of his Grandmother's affairs-she's 95, and my sisters and I help our mom with her mother- Grandma is 90. Young 'uns don't realize that the mature folks don't hear well, can get confused, and just need a bit more attention than others they deal with at their jobs. Given the proper assistance, they can be the customers who make your day!

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KAMAPERRY 11/4/2010 2:52PM

    God bless you. This got me as my parents were in their 80's and passed away 2 years ago. emoticon

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REBECCAMA 11/4/2010 2:37PM

  I love this post. I can see it has touched many people's hearts already. You absolutely did the right thing of course. I would have done the same thing and I know my husband would too. I know many Sparkers would have done so too. :-)

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CELLISTA1 11/4/2010 12:42PM

    You gave this man a gift: of time, of patience, of empathy. Thank-you for reminding us what's important.

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ROBINSNEWNEST 11/4/2010 12:32PM

    This is who you are. You pay attention. You spring to action. You help. You care.

I love you, Jan!

Robin



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GRACEISENUF 11/4/2010 11:15AM

    Reading this blog was a great way to start my day. I don't want to take my parents for granted, that's for sure. Mom is 79 and Dad is 81. My Dad can't hear very well but he jokes it allows him to "tune out" Mom at times, lol! They have been married 60 years this December. He is soon going to get cholear implants...I think that's how you spell it. He tried hearing aids and said they have too much background noise ( and believe me he bought a REALLY good pair). The implants are apparently amazing in allowing people the chance to hear without aids. At first I didn't think he should have the surgery (didn't tell him that, but hey it's his life and his ears).

Thanks for sharing this story and may you be blessed ten fold for taking the time to reach out to someone in need. What a blessing you must have been to your parents and how proud they must be of you.
(((hugs)))

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DENI_ZEN 11/4/2010 10:23AM

    Just happened to see this wonderful blog entry in passing, but you've got a big and beautiful, loving heart! We need more DWARFWOMEN...and MEN! People like you make this world a much better place.

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MAIA2011 11/4/2010 10:21AM

    I'm sorry you lost your parents before they reached this age but it is beautiful and graceful the way you honor their memory. You are just lovely inside and out.

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COSMOS 11/4/2010 9:32AM

  Thank you. My dad is 88 and getting around is becoming harder for him. He also has hearing aides, lol. I live 75 miles away and I'm not there every day. I'd like to think someone like you would lend a helping hand should he be confused in a store.

Thank you again.

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DAISY443 11/4/2010 5:09AM

    My dad is 94 and,even with hearing aids, is deaf as a post! I get so annoyed in restaurants and so on when he has to ask several times for information and they continue to reply in a soft voice. Not their fault, but, if you speak slowly and clearly, he can understand. He's not stupid, just deaf! Thanks for sharing your story! So, in my Dad's name, I thank you for taking your time to help the gentleman. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CLEVAGAL 11/4/2010 3:02AM

    Sigh....my parents are getting to that age. My father who has Aspergers has begun the onset of Alzheimer's, he gets escorted out of buildings for being inappropriate. I hope that people have compassion for my father like you showed today Jan. I find when Im at work and I take services users out that people have one of two responses to vulnerable people....
1. they ignore them
2. engage and help them


Cleva xxx

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BAYBELIEVER 11/3/2010 11:44PM

    Isn't that what life should be all about? We are all in this together, not just weight loss, but life! We are all doing our best to live our lives and we rely on the help of others sometimes. How wonderful of you to help someone out! And I know what you mean about what triggers our sense of loss. I listened to Neil Diamond's "America" this weekend (it is on my walking music) and started bawling. The only reason I could think of is that my mom and I went to that concert years ago. She died almost 18 years ago, but I still feel her loss terribly at times.

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BIGMAMAT 11/3/2010 11:05PM

    That's why I love you Jan! You have a heart of Gold! Hugs. Tricia

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TYEASLEY 11/3/2010 10:32PM

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LUVDOGZ 11/3/2010 9:42PM

    Good for you! We all should make sure to help others out, in any way we can. I am sure you made your parents smile at what an awesome daughter they raised!

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HEALTHIERTINA 11/3/2010 8:47PM

  You are such a wonderful woman. Your parents would be so proud. emoticon emoticon

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JENPOSS 11/3/2010 8:34PM

    Beautiful blog.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/3/2010 8:18PM

    Jan, it's people like you who make the world a beautiful place. So many people would have just walked out and not thought anything of it. You're a good person, and I'm sorry you had to go through the pain of losing your parents.


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BRIAEL 11/3/2010 7:37PM

    I hear you. Someone wise once told me that we never get over losing the people we love, we simply learn to live without them in our lives. :)

A stranger is someone's parent, child, relation, neighbour or friend. We're never alone unless we choose to be, so I'm glad you helped that old gent out today. A small kindness in a fast world where people and their needs are so often overlooked. :)

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HEALTHYASHLEY 11/3/2010 7:16PM

    As I am in the process of losing my grandmother its moments like you had today that get me everytime. I am glad there are people like you out there that care about people. Hugs. I am sorry you miss your parents. Its a hard loss to go through. Hugs.

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Thanksgiving: a cautionary meal....

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

I was wondering today what the average calories for a "normal" Thanksgiving meal would be. I found between 2000-6000 calories! So my next step was to log what I figured an average Thanksgiving meal for me might be this year. I came up with about 900 calories. For the meal, not the whole day. Take a look at what I figured:

Turkey, fryer-roasters, light meat, meat only, roasted, 1 cup, chopped or diced 196 0 2 42
Bread stuffing, bread, 3 oz 151 18 7 3
KFC Mashed Potatoes With Gravy, 1 serving 140 17 5 1
White Dinner Rolls Rhodes Bake N Serv 1 roll, 2 serving 200 38 4 4
Butter, salted, 2 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high) 72 0 8 0
French's French Fried Onion, 2 tbsp 45 3 4 0
Green Beans (snap), 0.5 cup 17 4 0 1
*98% fat free cream of mushroom soup, 0.25 cup 35 5 1 1
Cranberry Sauce, canned, 1 slice (1/2" thick, approx 8 slices per can) 86 22 0 0

Dinner TOTALS: 942 107 31 52

This does not include breakfast, pie, Ham, pumpkin bread (OH Man, the pumpkin bread!!) This also does not include snacks (chips and dips usually which I can substitute baked chips and low fat dips and a veggie tray, probably deviled eggs will be in attendance). It also does not include the later in the night turkey sandwich.

So I need a plan. Heck, we ALL Need a plan!
Really, the only thing I see I would be willing to cut is only having 1 roll and I can have plain green beans as well as less stuffing. That takes it down about 200 calories. My current calorie range is between 1350 and 1650 a day.

I will stay away from alcohol and drink water and then we traditionally go for a walk so that should help. I will also drink a SOBE zero cause they make me full and they taste good. I will also do some sort of fruit (maybe turn it into a desert). That evening, we always end up at the Movies so I have gotten pretty good at just enjoying the show without having to eat popcorn (Maybe I will bring my own 100 calorie bag if I am feeling munchy).

One thing my bad day taught me the other day is I cannot eat like I used to. Nor do I want to.
I just want to at least have a plan in place. What is your plan? What is your weakness during this day of food? How are you gonna handle the upcoming holiday?

  
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SOCKS117 11/6/2010 11:46AM

  I wouldn't worry about it too much, even if you do "overeat" on Thanksgiving - it is one day. Just make sure that you send some leftovers home with anyone who eats with you, or if it is just your immediate family you perhaps make less?


After Thanksgiving, the turkey sandwiches make good lunches :) Just make sure you aren't eating any leftovers the same way you ate on Thanksgiving. One day won't hurt us.

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RIGBY31 11/5/2010 11:52AM

    I'm seeing lots of panic on lots of blogs re: the end of the month food-a-thon! I'm having anxiety, but it's a good thing. At least I'll be thinking about it for the next few weeks, formulating a plan. Thanx for the scarey numbers!

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BECOMINGJAMI 11/4/2010 2:58PM

    I'm reading this late, but wanted to comment anyway. It's such a great idea to put Thanksgiving on our radars now so that we can do damage-control prior to the event - thereby being proactive instead of reactive (and potentially emotional, depending on how much drama your family tends to pack.)

I'm fortunate in that my sister (who's trying to lose baby weight), my mother and I all cook together and only for a small group, so it's fairly easy to make something work that's healthy AND tasty.

And then we'll probably end up on the Wii for family games. Maybe take a walk.

Thank you for putting this on my radar!

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GRACEISENUF 11/4/2010 11:22AM

    I must confess Thanksgiving I do not count/log or plan ahead. It is a total "cheat" day for me. I prepare a dinner fit for a king with all of my Mothers old recipes and the entire family chows down.

Kuddos to you for planning ahead Jan. The day after you will be glad you did and I'm sure my pants will be tight, lol.



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BIGMAMAT 11/3/2010 11:08PM

    Sounds like a plan! emoticon I am gonna wing it. lol. There are always a lot of veggies present at my mom in laws. She makes a killer salad. I may take a healthy sweetpotato dish or something. (if there is such a thing, haha)

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MAMADWARF 11/3/2010 5:15PM

    I kind of like the "I-am-not-gonna-worry-about-one-day approach. But I will probably do a running tally in my head of where I am at (if I dont actually log it) as I go. I am just going to try to be mindul about what I am eating. If its worth it, then yes. If I am eating it to stuff down family stress or drama from having 25 people at my house, then No. That is not ok. I really loved reading everyone's opinions about it. Thank you.

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BTINTERNET 11/3/2010 3:36PM

    Wow, that's scary math. I will need to do some of that myself.

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KAMAPERRY 11/3/2010 2:51PM

    Scary. I plan extra workouts.

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WATCHMEGO2 11/3/2010 1:53PM

    We had thanksgiving here in Canada a few weeks ago and I handled it very well. I got up that morning and went for a brisk walk of 11km. I had a light breakfast, soup for lunch and planned out in advance what I was going to eat for dinner. I ate 3 oz of white meat turkey, half cup each of sweet potato, turnip, carrots and dressing, 1/4 cup of cranberry sauce and I did have a sliver of pie with a small dab of whipped cream and a cup of tea. I was full but not stuffed. If you do go over your range don't beat yourself up over it, one day won't break you!

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/3/2010 1:45PM

    For thanksgiving, I can't afford to go see family so I don't have much planned. I'm far more worried about christmas cookies...

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MYRTLEBEACHWINS 11/3/2010 1:16PM

    Great Idea doing the calories in advance. lots of time for making plans. For me, I plan to make a lot of healthy deviled eggs using no mayo and very few yellows. I will do them in a few different ways like tuna stuffed eggs and black bean stuffed. That will keep my protein level high and allows my to nibble on a half every now and then so I will not over eat. The egg white has under 25 and without yellows and mayo they can be a healthy choice. Now what to do about the dressing? Thanks for the heads up.

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ROBINSNEWNEST 11/3/2010 1:07PM

    hmmmm... have to think about this. I've been kinda worried about derailing over the holidays. It's not Thanksgiving meal so much as just having all that food (leftovers) in the house. That's when I tend to eat with abandon -- as if just one... three... seventeen more spoonfuls at the kitchen counter won't hurt me. Well, those bites hurt me. This much, we've established. Not sure what we're doing this Thanksgiving yet...

For sure, I hope to put gratitude before the food obsession. Just hoping the obsession doesn't follow! lol

Robin

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NEDERLUNG 11/3/2010 11:45AM

    Reading all the responses - and CLEVAGAL hit it without even realizing it.

As Americans, we have come to think of Thanksgiving as a day of pigging out first, giving thanks second. Maybe it is time to turn the tradition to giving thanks and reducing the feast back to a normal sized meal?

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MINIDRIVER63 11/3/2010 9:48AM

    My plan is to hike in the morning (1200+ calories burn!) and take small portions of everything. No seconds! Drink lots of water and avoid the eggnog.

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GREYPARK 11/3/2010 9:43AM

    I try not to think about counting calories that day. I think am looking forward to the turkey sandwich more so than the actual meal. emoticon
Yum-o

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/3/2010 8:43AM

    Yah, Thanksgiving is making me more nervous than Christmas. I think I'm going to enjoy everything, even if it's only one bite. I can't give up the canned cranberry sauce, mom's home made noodles or stuffing. Everything in moderation right?

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ATREAT4ME 11/3/2010 7:57AM

    I will be having a small portion of fried okra. I can skip dessert. Green beans, salad, and turkey will be center on my plate. My thoughts is skinny people survive the holiday and co can I. I will also plan on at least 2 walks that day (AM and PM) and one of them may involve running.

Way to think ahead! Good job, Jan!

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LJOHN44 11/3/2010 7:53AM

    I'm Turkey Trotting in the morning (4.4 miles) and I don't plan on tracking that day. It's one day out of the year, my favorite holiday. I'm going to make sure I get my water and freggies in and then not worry about it. I also plan on tracking every leftover that passes my lips and not go over my range. It's the leftovers in the days after that have the potential to derail me.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 11/3/2010 7:47AM

    I have an AMAZING low calorie pumpkin pie recipe if you want it! I plan to eat reasonable portions but I am not tracking either and I will be drinking my wine hehe. You can do it Jan. Way to think ahead. You are awesome.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 11/3/2010 7:38AM

    My plan is to run a 5k that morning and eat reasonably. But Thanksgiving reasonable is a lot different than Everyday reasonable. I'm not tracking that day fo' sho'.

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DAISY443 11/3/2010 5:28AM

    I already did my Thanksgiving trial and managed to hold the total day to 1500 calories. Left off desert, but had white meat turkey, dressing, oyster dressing, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes and gravy, all in small amounts and filled up on carrots, radishes and celery. On the real Thanksgiving, I will pull out some of the frozen leftovers and enjoy again! Thanks for doing all the math!

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CLEVAGAL 11/3/2010 12:49AM

    Whats thanks giving actually for....I tell you what aussies know about it: its like the pre xmas pig out. Something to do with the english american migrants and the indians....

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Stress and eating

Monday, November 01, 2010

So I woke up feeling crummy from my cold. I have had it for a few days but had been feeling ok until today. Came out to my office and the phone calls began and the stuff that needed to be done just kept getting higher and higher. Couple that with a 30 minute wait time to my health care company who then promptly disconnected me during a transfer sent me into the house for some chips. I ate a small bag (150 calories). Came back out to tackle more frustrating stuff and it has become a day of getting nowhere slowly!

Text from daughter 1 crying at work cause people were rude to her, daughter 2 stomping out to loudly complain about daughter 1, (sent packing back into the house with instructions to "get over it"), cat fight in the yard (Yes, real cats not the girls. One of mine and someone else's).

Finally I went in for lunch. Heated up some soup and a grilled cheese which normally I would have had one or the other but said screw it, am having both! Intended to eat both cups of soup but could only eat half... couldnt even BINGE right today! (of course is binging on soup really binging?)
Then ate a 80 calorie sugar free cookie even though I was full.

You know what? I tried to go back to my old ways today. I really did. What it proved to me is I am not the same, I do not react the same, and the things I found comforting before are not the same.

The only thing that is working is crossing things off my list. With each check mark, the stress is lifting and that feels better than cookies do. Boy, I never thought I would say that.

Maybe I will really go wild tonight and eat a bunch of fruit or something! Maybe even a fat free pudding! Hey, dont try to stop me... I am wild! Untamed! Unstoppable! Just you move out of my way and watch me go... Yeah, probably for a walk. And not to a bar either.

Pshhhhh what the heck happened to me?

  
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BAMBAM87 11/5/2010 11:20PM

    AHAHAHHAH

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GREYPARK 11/3/2010 9:27AM

    Your funny!!! I hope your over your cold soon! emoticon

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KJDOESLIFE 11/2/2010 4:10PM

    Hope you feel better! I've had a cold off and on as well and it really puts a damper on things. It's either the cold medicine or the headache, but I can't focus on anything.. lol... very entertaining!

I did the same, although it was with tootsie rolls. I tried to have a whole handful, but after a couple they just didn't taste as good. Yuck!

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KAMAPERRY 11/2/2010 12:26PM

    Hugs, and hope you feel better. emoticon

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ZIPLOCK 11/2/2010 9:20AM

    You're a riot!! I laughed at the "cat fight" comment too...still laughing LOL.

I love that your inner self has taught you that attempts at binging are not as desireable as they once were! THAT's a major accomplishment! Congrats!!

Go wild with the fat free pudding - you're OOC (Out of Control) LOL !!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 11/2/2010 9:07AM

    I had one of those moments this weekend. We got chinese food and I would have eaten twice as much as I did and I wanted too and I was sitting there thinking I just don't have it in me to eat like that anymore. Then yesterday I had 3 small cookies over the course of the day and I was laying in bed last night beating myself over them. I realized it wasn't that bad and before I would have eaten the box. I have changed too and it is a permanent thing. Pretty exciting for both of us! I hope you feel better.

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NEDERLUNG 11/2/2010 12:15AM

    As fun as this was to read and as much fun you might be having - please don't take it all for granted. You have made new habits to replace those old ones and a little pressure might not break the dam, but lots of pressure will. Enjoy your little fun today, but back on track tomorrow!

Please, you've worked so hard, I don't want to see you back slide. Love ya - Debie

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KICKINGIT@56 11/1/2010 10:52PM

    Sounds like you needed a referee's costume or even a police woman's. Your restraint in the face of all that was amazing. Congratulations, you have moved on to the next level.

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BTINTERNET 11/1/2010 10:16PM

    You are so funny and real! I love that! (I was sitting here reading the various Halloween candy blogs and eating... a big wild crazy bowl of fruit!)


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TYEASLEY 11/1/2010 9:13PM

    You crack me up!! You have been sparked!! I have often felt like this and it never made me belly laugh like this. emoticon

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SARAWALKS 11/1/2010 7:18PM

    Gee you've got me all excited about the idea of FAT-FREE PUDDING! emoticon
WOW, AFTER I DO MY CARDIO, GONNA HAVE ME SOME TOO!
It does change you, doesn't it? emoticon emoticon

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 11/1/2010 7:13PM

    You are having a day... we all have one. Breathe and it's going to be over tomorrow. emoticon Hang in there friend.

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DAISY443 11/1/2010 7:11PM

    Obviously, you have been SPARKED and will never be the same again!

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BIGMAMAT 11/1/2010 7:00PM

    Ok, I first have to say that I hate it you had a bad day... Then I have to say, I am still laughing about the cat fight! hahaha. It didn't even cross my mind that you could be talking about "real" cats. Oh goodness.
Wow woman, you are just WILD! steer clear of that fruit! hahaha emoticon

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CLEVAGAL 11/1/2010 6:29PM

    its days like these that show us how things have changed....Cleva xxx

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MAIA2011 11/1/2010 6:06PM

    You are so awesome! Sorry your day is not great but you are terrific! That was funny about not being able to binge right anymore.

That sounds like a giant breakthrough to me!

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GRACEISENUF 11/1/2010 5:55PM

    The Spark bug bit you in the ars! What a day you have had...hopefully you will have a nice, quiet evening.

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Before I was a superhero

Sunday, October 31, 2010

This is what 54 pounds in 7.5 months looks like on me.



  
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KJDOESLIFE 11/2/2010 4:10PM

    Great job! You look awesome!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 11/1/2010 5:26PM

    LOVE THIS. YOURE AN AMAZING PERSON & AN INSPIRATION :)

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CLASSACT911 11/1/2010 2:17PM

    Very cool. Jan your weight loss has been a catalyst for me. That is the reason I am starting my New Year early (You commented on my blog)

I realize you've lost in the last 6 months or so what I've lost in 3 years. I'm not giving it enough. That's what I'm realizing. So now I"m giving it more. It's time to do what is necessary to lose the weight. I may have to talk my mom into buying me a sewing machine to take my clothes in so that I can continue wearing them (they're already too big and that was from purchasing the lot of em) I bought 26's and should have bought 24's instead.. lol

Either way it's time to rock what my momma gave me and get the roll off my body and out of my life.

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MAIA2011 10/31/2010 9:53PM

    OMG! INCREDIBLES!

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/31/2010 9:52PM

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Great job, Jan!



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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/31/2010 7:09PM

    You look awesome!

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CLEVAGAL 10/31/2010 6:36PM

    FANTASTIC!

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ONEGREATCAT 10/31/2010 5:52PM

    GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR!
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KAMAPERRY 10/31/2010 5:21PM

    Yah!!!!! emoticon

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TIKITAMI 10/31/2010 3:47PM

    Very very cool!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/31/2010 3:36PM

    I love it, you look fantastic!

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HALFFAST 10/31/2010 3:07PM

    This is fantastic! Way to go!

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AMOHAME2 10/31/2010 3:02PM

    You really do look like a superhero!!

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 10/31/2010 2:59PM

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BTINTERNET 10/31/2010 2:58PM

    Awesome!!!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/31/2010 2:56PM

    You. Are. Amazing.

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DAISY443 10/31/2010 2:00PM

    Wonder Woman!

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TYEASLEY 10/31/2010 1:46PM

    emoticon cute!!

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BIGMAMAT 10/31/2010 1:41PM

    Awesome! Woohoo! mama you are my hero!!!! flyin high on life!!! emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 10/31/2010 1:25PM

    You my dear make "Boy Wonder" look HAWT!
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NEDERLUNG 10/31/2010 1:24PM

    OK, you really should be wearing a superwoman costume - but look at that neckline... HUGE HUGE (sorry, but really...) look at that neckline....no more double chin. You really are admirable!

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