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What is wrong with you people????

Monday, November 08, 2010

Every day, all I hear is how you want to be smaller! How is that gonna work?

You have HUGE hearts!!!What will contain them if you are tiny?

How will it be possible for me to feel your HUGS from around the world or cry on your gigantic shoulders (Thanks T!) if you guys shrink?

Your legs HAVE to be so big to stand beside me like you do! Your hands have to reach out sooooo far to get to me!

You are larger than life, massive forces in my life, solid ground beneath my feet, today and every day. I cannot imagine any one of you smaller. In fact, every day, you grow. In my heart, my esteem, my respect, my fondness, my gratitude.

I guess it will be ok if you lose weight, just dont lose who you. Some things are not replaceable.

  
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BRAINYBLONDE5 11/14/2010 9:58PM

    this blog was amazing & eye opening. thank youu

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DOTSLADY 11/11/2010 2:43PM

    Verry cute post I think a lot of Sparkies could copy. Nice to meet another DONE girl - belated congrats on being DGOTD, btw!
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KRAWRS 11/11/2010 1:41PM

    Awww this was totally sweet. :D

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BTINTERNET 11/11/2010 8:45AM

    Awwww.

Think of it as becoming more concentrated!!

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PATTI_LARSON 11/10/2010 7:17PM

  So sweet!

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NEENSTER1 11/10/2010 5:46PM

    This is true. Very well said. emoticon for sharing. Be Encouraged and take good care.

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AMLGARRIDO 11/10/2010 12:48PM

    Awwww! This post is so beautiful!!!!!!!

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EMSJOURNEY 11/10/2010 12:34PM

    VERY well said. i love it! =)

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Well said!

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Debra

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MAIA2011 11/9/2010 12:53PM

    I just wanted to ask you if it is hard to wake up every morning being totally AWESOME!

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BIKERBABE2BE 11/9/2010 12:25PM

    What a wonderful blog. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/9/2010 12:23PM

    love it!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/9/2010 12:15PM

    I really love this blog!!!

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KAMAPERRY 11/9/2010 11:29AM

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! Thank you!!! Love this! emoticon

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BJW-FARMGIRL 11/9/2010 11:10AM

    Too cute!! Have a great day!

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GRACEISENUF 11/9/2010 10:26AM

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You are loved by many here on SP.

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NEDERLUNG 11/9/2010 10:23AM

    Very nice of you to love us, we love you too!

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MOONFAIRY 11/9/2010 9:24AM

    emoticon Awesome post.

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BORIQUANMAMI 11/9/2010 9:14AM

    Great posting! Thanks!

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B_HORTON 11/9/2010 8:41AM

    Precious.

Namaste,
Barb

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WATCHMEGO2 11/9/2010 8:38AM

    Glad you are feeling the love Jan. emoticon

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BETHKK 11/9/2010 8:23AM

    What an adorable blog! You are awesome!

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PJH2028 11/9/2010 7:22AM

    Hear here!!

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PAMINHALF 11/9/2010 7:17AM

  Very cute!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 11/9/2010 7:00AM

    I kid you not, this was a friend's facebook status this morning... "It is damn time to lose weight!! Cant there be a magic little pill? COME ON!"

The size of my body has nothing to do with the size of my heart. I plan on getting smaller, but that makes my heart larger proportionately. So, I think I'm in business.

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SWEETNEENI 11/9/2010 7:00AM

    That is just the sweetest. emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 11/9/2010 6:57AM

    Glad you are feeling the love! P.s. I was gonna mention my gigantic butt but I thought I would leave it out as we definately do not need it. hahaha.
I laugh. xoxoxo Tricia emoticon

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MRSSIBRAT 11/9/2010 6:48AM

    you are so cute...I love this blog!!!!

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DAISY443 11/9/2010 2:38AM

    How is it you were able to express the way I feel in such beautiful words? Thank you!

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MACILINN 11/9/2010 12:17AM

    Awsome Mama, Yes, I am growing from the inside too! But I have to say, I sure like shrinking on the outside! Maybe the fluff is gonna all turning into strenth! Happy new week!

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ROBINSNEWNEST 11/8/2010 11:17PM

    so, are you saying you feel the love?



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TANSHAN1 11/8/2010 11:16PM

    Wow!!! LOVE it!!

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CLEVAGAL 11/8/2010 11:12PM

    I love ya aye!

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WAKEMEFRIDAY 11/8/2010 10:39PM

    I loved this! thank you for blogging it :)

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Today's surgery update

Monday, November 08, 2010

Well good news and bad news: Kady got through the surgery and is home and resting. The surgeon was able to open the stricture but then they found another one higher up. Because of the location, it was too dangerous to try to open it up.

Which means, she will have to have the colostomy bag. We are waiting till next week when biopsies come back but within the next few months, this will be her fate.

I wanted to thank you all for your prayers and support. I will back on spark later. Love Jan

  
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NEENSTER1 11/10/2010 5:48PM

    Praying for a miracle. In Jesus Name. Be blessed and not stressed. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 11/9/2010 11:26AM

    Will continue to pray! emoticon

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ATREAT4ME 11/9/2010 9:26AM

    I'm grateful she's home. And I will keep hoping and praying for a better outcome. If Jesus can raise Lazarus from the dead, He can heal a stricture. I will put it in his hands and ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten the surgeons to find a better outcome for Kady and for your family!

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BTINTERNET 11/8/2010 9:27PM

    Sorry to hear it hon, but it sounds like (from what you've said about her) that she will adjust to it and do fine. *big hugs* to you both.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/8/2010 8:24PM

    I'm so sorry to hear that Jan. Kady sounds like a strong woman (don't know where she got that from :) ) and I'm sure she'll take it all in stride. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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please know I will continue to pray for Kady and you and your whole family

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CLEVAGAL 11/8/2010 5:44PM

    I will be here....

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ROBINSNEWNEST 11/8/2010 4:50PM

    Jan, you and Kady have been on my mind and heart all day... She is an awesome young woman -- like her Mama -- and will figure all this out in due time. No words can soothe sorrow... Just know you're supported with love and prayers --

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/8/2010 4:46PM

    I am sorry to hear that. I'm glad that they found the one higher up before it caused even more problems. I'm so sorry that she has to have a bag. But know that people are able to live completely normal lives with them and I think Kady will take it in stride.

I'm so sorry. Chrohn's is such a scary thing. But Kady will be OK and she has a wonderful, supportive mom who's with her every step of the way. *hugs*

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BAYBELIEVER 11/8/2010 4:41PM

    Jan, I will continue to pray for you and your family. I remember when my daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes being told how lucky we were to be in this country because in some countries it would be un-treatable. I know that our medical miracles are little consequence when it is your daughter/son having to live "different"ly from others. But, from what I have seen, Kady sure seems strong enough to adjust to this and enjoy her life. Here's to all of you!
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DAISY443 11/8/2010 4:25PM

    Sad as the news is, I think you'll find that, after the first shock of the bag, she'll deal with it as well as she has the rest of her illness. It is wonderful that she came through this surgery so well. Stay strong! Prayers still coming your way! Hugs!

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 11/8/2010 4:10PM

    Jan, I'm sorry to hear that! Kady is a strong young woman and I pray that she heals up from this surgery fast. I have been thinking of your family often and praying. emoticon

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Sunday Night Update

Sunday, November 07, 2010

The buffet was gross. The food wasnt good, they hardly had anything (the good buffet had lines out the door so we went to the other one in town), the servers were crummy (they bring you your drinks) so I was pretty safe! I had a plan to have a big plate of fruit before I ate anything else. It was all canned and frozen and soggy. I didnt eat any. So (sorry Team Maia), I did not kill myself with food today!

We went to do some shopping but Frank started feeling sick so we came home and watched Nascar and Football... Hey, wait a minute! Is that a scam????

Kady started her liquid diet after that. She is a champ. She really is.
A bunch of my family is going to the surgery tomorrow. Nobody is worried but there are like 10 of us...lol. Glad nobody is worried! lol. We appreciate the support and I know that there will be about 100 sparkies and other friends with us in spirit so we are in good hands.

I will write tomorrow and let you know how easy it was and how great everything turned out and how much better she is going to be. Cause MAMA says so!!

Love you guys!

  
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NEENSTER1 11/10/2010 5:50PM

    Thank God for bad buffets. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 11/8/2010 12:10PM

    Prayers for Kady! At least the buffet wasn't tempting!

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DAISY443 11/8/2010 10:18AM

    And Mama knows best! Hugs and prayers going your way!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 11/8/2010 8:58AM

    Sending positive thoughts to you and your family for Kady's surgery today. I hope everything goes perfectly!

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CLEVAGAL 11/8/2010 4:20AM

    i MISSED you on fb chat today, damn it, I wanted to wish you luck with your girl going in for the surgery. Kady, Im sure will be fine. Miss you, and I need to tell you what happened on the weekend! I hope to see you on FB tomorrow or the next day....love you


Cleva

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MACILINN 11/7/2010 9:15PM

    Nothing like a bad buffet to keep us in line! woohoo! Tomm will be better! ~Maci~

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MAIA2011 11/7/2010 7:50PM

    I'm relieved you didn't blow it on the buffet. Nobody needs bad food. I'm sorry it wasn't better for your Kady, though.

Take care!

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Smaller size, side bet, breakfast and prayers. Yep, covered it.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Today, I am wearing the size 20 jeans I bought. I started in a 26! I also have officially lost 55 pounds as of this morning. I am not putting it in my tracker till tomorrow AM cause that is my weigh in for the Lose 11 by 1/1/11 team.

I also have Friday weigh-in's for a little side wager with Maia. Who ever loses the most weight by December 8th gets treated to lunch.
We have never met in "real life" so I am looking forward to it. I figure no matter what, we both win. She only lives about an hour and a half away and we both came from the same hometown so it will be fun to meet face to face.

Tomorrow we are taking the girls (and the boys that come with the girls) to breakfast. It will be Kady's last meal for a few days cause then she has to start doing the prep for her surgery Monday which is all liquid diet.

So we ask her where she wants to go and she tells us the BUFFET. (OH man, this cant be good!). I have a plan to keep myself under control which is to start with a big plate of fruit first and stay away from desert section.

Anyway, thank you all for the prayers for her (and the rest of us). It has kept me sane and I sincerley do have peace about it. I will let you all know how it went Monday when we get back from hospital. I am sure it will be good news. How can it not be. Right?

Enjoy your families, friends, Pets and weekends.

  
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GLOWORM1963 11/9/2010 8:36AM

    I am so proud of you, I have lost 30 and looking forward to hit that 55 lb mark too!!!

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GRACEISENUF 11/7/2010 10:23PM

    Size 20..woo hoo! Know I will be praying for Kady, you and your entire family.

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TEENY_BIKINI 11/7/2010 2:37PM

    Heck yeah. Size 20! I love it.

Look at you go! Go rock star.

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CELLISTA1 11/7/2010 12:00PM

    You may not be a surgeon but your love and support and your wonderful humor will be essential to Kady's success and recovery. No offense to non-moms, but moms really know what you are going through. It doesn't matter if the kid is three or twenty-three, right? You have a lot of friends here waiting to here what happens, so let us know, okay?

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BADASSBLONDIE 11/7/2010 10:10AM

    I'm sure things will go smoothly on Monday. You and Kady in my thoughts.

Congrats on the lower size! w00t!




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NEDERLUNG 11/7/2010 9:46AM

    How fun to have a little competition just to meet a fellow sparker. I'm sure Kady's surgery will be fine and you've got a plan to handle the buffet, focus on the conversation (not the food) and you'll do fine. Woohoo on the new pant size - time to go through the closet and see what other new old clothes you can wear...


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DAISY443 11/7/2010 2:45AM

    Enjoy the buffet, moderation will get you through! Prayers for Kady! Hugs!

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MAIA2011 11/6/2010 11:30PM

    Here's hoping you lose all control at the buffet!

TeamMaia

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JRZG8R 11/6/2010 11:22PM

    I hope Kady's surgery goes well and I hope you dodge the buffet. You have really been kicking butt.

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BIGMAMAT 11/6/2010 10:50PM

    I think it is great that you two get to meet! And 55 pounds!
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HEALTHYASHLEY 11/6/2010 9:48PM

    I am so jealous you and Maia get to have lunch :(. I am so far away from 2 of my bestest sp friends. Kady is going to get great news. I am positive. Hugs

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Thought for the day....

Friday, November 05, 2010

Heard a song on my IPOD today by No Doubt. I havent heard it in a long, long time. Here are the lyrics or google the song. Thought for the day: PERSEVERE. KEEP GOING. IT IS WORTH IT.

"The Climb"

Step by step
I've come closer to reaching the top
Every step must be placed so that I don't fall off
Looking down to see about how much higher I am
Another cool wind comes through and brushes my skin
The harder I push the tension does grow
I gather my thoughts the further and further I go
With some luck I just might keep on climbing
So better to climb than to face a fall
So high the climb
Can't turn back now
Must keep on climbing up to the clouds
So high the climb Can't turn back now
Must keep on climbing up to the clouds

Pulling myself up by a rope
I better my view
The only thing in sight is what I must do
As I turned I could see myself falling
Which in return save me strength for the climb

So high the climb
Can't turn back now
Must keep on climbing up to the clouds
So high the climb
Can't turn back now
Must keep on climbing up to the clouds

Although many failed I must now prevail with no question
Have no time to stop
Onward to the top of the mountain
And I can't turn back now
Its so very high but I can't turn back now
If I keep it up, I'm gonna make it

I'm so very close can't you see
So high the climb
Can't turn back now
Must keep on climbing up to the clouds
So high the climb
Can't turn back now
Must keep on climbing up to the clouds
I'm getting closer

  
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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 11/5/2010 8:18PM

    how appropriate! thanks!

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KAMAPERRY 11/5/2010 6:10PM

    Awesome lyrics! emoticon

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TANJERM 11/5/2010 5:09PM

    Never really paid attention to the words, thanks for writing them out.

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BECOMINGJAMI 11/5/2010 4:44PM

    I remember this song! I actually found my "Tragic Kingdom" album the other day. Some of the sca-rock fusion is pretty darn fun. But I remember liking the theme of perserverance in this song, and I'm glad you put it up. You're right. No matter what's going on, this is still worth it.

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MAIA2011 11/5/2010 4:44PM

    You can do it! I love the power of music to inspire us. When I was learning to rollerskate I kept singing a modified version of the Journey song with the words keep on going you'll make it there.

(I was highly strung with terrible taste in music. Nothing's changed.)

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GRACEISENUF 11/5/2010 4:41PM

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