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Wow, ain't been here in a long time

Monday, August 18, 2014

So, I haven't visited SP for a long time. Been working it on some other sites, and decided to "come back home". I love it here, I love the blogs, the encouragement, the motivation. I don't know why I take so long to come back sometimes.

Of course, I had gained back weight, but I'm back on track now. I'll get down to where I was, and keep going. I've joined Celebrate Recovery and with God's help (well, actually, putting Him in charge of it all) I have all the willpower (and won't power LOL) that I need now.

Life is changing, of course. I'm getting older, the kids are growing up. One of my daughters is moving out soon. The other one wishes she could move out now, so soon I'll be an empty nester. Wow. So soon, so soon.

So for today, I will leave this thought: I cannot control anything outside of myself. I cannot control it, and I don't have to. When I leave it all in God's hands, it's done right, and on time, and Glory to God.

Have a day sticking to your program. It works if you work it.

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MARLINDA5 8/30/2014 12:19PM

    Welcome back :)
I think it's great that your daughter is able to move out on her own and take the responsibility of taking care of yourself.

Good to hear you are back on course - I think as we get older it's hard for us to keep it off - but if we keep at it - we can accomplish it.

thank you for your blog.

Also with God on your side - you can do it :) emoticon

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COOP9002 8/18/2014 12:17PM

    Welcome back. Hope you're able to stay on the course that He has for you life.


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January 12 Already????

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Wow...this month is already almost halfway over! Sheesh! Time is slipping away!

I started this month out with a cold...ugh! I so rarely get those! And I ignored it until I finally had to go to the doctor to see if they would put me to sleep, but ended up being told that wasn't legal yet in California and instead getting a few prescriptions for the blazing ear infections I had....OUCH! I loved it when the doctor "cleared out" my ear and said, 'Oh, that may bleed for a while...' yuck that was gross. Sorry for sharing...I vent weird stuff on SP sometimes.

And as far as watching my food, well, I have just watched it go right down the hatch and haven't thought too much about my careful tracking. I've probably gained 10 pounds but I'm afraid to step on the scale, so I'm not going to do that right now. Started getting on my routine again and will take that great step for mankind (well, for me, anyway) in about a week.

I have volunteered for an organization called Seeds of Hope; they do a lot of community outreach and I am excited about doing what I can for them when I can. I am a big resource person, so I'm hoping to add some resources for them to help out their mission in people's lives. I especially like that their goals include helping those who work..."the working poor" they call it...folks who work full time or part time and just can't make ends meet, or end up with an emergency that they don't have $$$ to cover food or other things like a crashed frig...anyway, it will be great trying to help them in broadening their partners.

So I am going to spend this year working my Program...yes, Celebrate Recovery is still my is helping me grow as a person, and give things to God and wow, that's making my life so blessed!

Hang in there SP! It's a new year!

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MARLINDA5 1/15/2014 10:32AM

    That is great that you will be involved in the community.

also good that you are getting back on track. emoticon

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Welcome 2014

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Well, New Years Eve always starts a new year with a big food challenge for me. It's my son and my grandson's birthdays! Yeah, my son thought it was wonderful that his son was born on his birthday, but years later (Micah is 10) he has grumbled a few times about that saying, "Nobody gets me anything any more, all the presents go to Micah!" Ha Ha! That was the plan all along!

Anyway, for their birthday, they always pick a place to eat and the family meets there and we all laugh like crazy people and annoy each other silly...but this year...oh my gosh, this year, they picked:

Yep...Famous Dave's...poor place, for years we called it 'Flaming Dave's'...just seemed appropriate with all the fire pit stuff going on....anyway...this is like a really good restaurant in our town...the food is excellent...always....and I have to admit, this is my favorite place to oink. Oh...I mean, eat.

I had saved my calories, but I knew I was facing a lot more calories calling me after I would finish what I had saved....but I also know that I really want to meet my goals this year. Blowing it all the day before the start of a new year just wouldn't be right......or would it?

So, tossing my cares aside, I started eating and counting those cute little calories...and right after beginning my meal, I realized that I had to go back into the recess of my mind to remember that food is not my friend, not my comfort, not my joy, not my's just fuel to get my body up and going each day...and food, although yummy and it allows me to stuff as much as I can into my big mouth...well, that doesn't mean I should stuff as much as I can into my big mouth.

So I didn't.

I ate my calories, and even got to enjoy a small piece of birthday cake.

And looking around at my children, my grandchildren, my husband....well, I thought it was better to be hanging around a little longer than eating like a pig. Although there was a sign that said eat like a pig. Honestly.

So here I am, a few days after....and all is right with the world. Not eating all that extra food did not cause my world to stop. It did not make me less hungry. It did not ruin my evening.

Not eating all that extra food was just a small victory over the calories. Yep, that's right, it's me VS the calories, BABY! And I won. This time.

Welcome 2014....bring it on!

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MARLINDA5 1/7/2014 12:42AM

    emoticon That is great that you had control with the food and fun to celebrate the birthdays.

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DISCOVERLLH 1/4/2014 12:18PM

    Wow! SO PROUD OF YOU! What a tough situation to be in you, but YOU DID IT!! Absolutely love the sign. Great blog that reflects really powerful thinking. You have SO GOT THIS!

p.s. I look at the palm trees in front of the restaurant and wish I was in a place that had palm trees instead of leafless frozen trunks!

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    My favorite restaurant and the ribs, yum!!!!! emoticon emoticon I like you when I want to eat ribs or whatever I rely on the calorie count. emoticon

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Walking As a TechNo-Doof

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ok, so I'm pretty much a techno doof. I got a Smart phone and haven't a clue how to use it most of the time.

My "Map My Walk" workout kept going on pause....and my music kept playing two songs only...Ways to Say Goodbye by Train and I Am by was driving me crazy! And on top of that, my pants had no pockets, so that meant that I had to carry the phone ARG and my water bottle! It was frustrating, and I almost turned around and went home, but then, I said No! Head on! So I did.

I'm thinking of joining Planet Fitness...anyone have any opinion on that place for workouts? I like that they're open 24/7....

So today, I put a new app on my phone for tracking my calories...the Spark People app just didn't do it...did not work well at all...I hope they fix it soon, I really like tracking here, but the phone app is no bueno! LOL

Have a good day everyone! Stay on Program!

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BUTEAFULL 1/1/2014 11:53PM

    Happy New Year, have your kids show you the ropes with the phone, bet they'll get it running great in no time cause they ARE techno saavy

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MARLINDA5 12/29/2013 1:11AM

    I am like you - not a tech person - my daughters and cousins have to help me.

Great that you kept walking emoticon emoticon

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DISCOVERLLH 12/28/2013 4:29PM

    You are so funny!

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Went to Visit My Granddaughter and....

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Got so tickled as I showed her my new phone and played Bruno Mars on the music...

I thought we were all going to choke we were laughing so hard!

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MARLINDA5 12/26/2013 10:54PM

    how nice to spend time with your granddaughter and I love to hear people laugh. emoticon

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DISCOVERLLH 12/26/2013 6:07PM

    Isn't it wonderful when you are able to spend time with little ones for Christmas? I spent Christmas Eve with my little nieces, and I enjoyed myself so much because their joy was absolutely infectious!

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MERRYMARY42 12/25/2013 10:31PM

    I could not open it, but, not unusual for me emoticon but so glad you enjoyed your granddaughter, laughter is wonderful

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SUGARSMOM2 12/25/2013 5:47PM

  how wonderful to spend time with a loved one and enjoyed every min.

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