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Never, never give up.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Today's a new day and an opportunity to stay on plan. I was reading some other blogs and see that I'm not alone when it comes to giving in to holiday tempatations. In fact for me it was not even the holiday temptations. I resisted the holiday treats all around me and then dove into some "junk". What a shame when I could have had the real thing, LOL. But, it's behind me now and I will not give up and I really like what another sparkmember said ........... "she's not throwing in the 2009 towel". THAT IS AWESOME!!!! I plan to use that a lot this next week and a half. I've been through holidays where I've eaten whatever I want and I've been through them staying on plan. Honestly, my best holidays were when I stayed on plan. This past Thanksgiving I totally stayed on plan and felt sooooo good. While everyone else was sitting around saying that they ate too much, I was feeling content and not stuffed. That's a memory that I need to keep fresh.

  
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MOMMYOF2CUTIES 12/23/2009 8:44AM

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NANCY- 12/22/2009 11:02AM

    Great Attitude!
You can do it!!!
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Always stay on guard.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

After a month and a half of staying on plan and losing 11 lb., I gave in to temptation on Friday and was not much better yesterday. I got on the scale today and the number definitely reflected how bad I was with my choices the last few days. I went to work on Friday to an office that had a catered lunch brought in with all kinds of desserts. I had planned on doing shakes during the day and when I saw the food I just gave in to temptation. I started out OK eating the chicken, veggies and salad and then just dove in to the desserts. Once I started I just continued. It was not a pretty sight. Then yesterday I got a bit sloppy and grazed and ate very salty snacks. So, there it is. Confession is good for the soul. I got it out and am dusting off the crumbs and plan to get back on a GS food plan day and move forward. Feeling bad about the last two days will not undo them but I don't have to repeat them either. I'm going to have a good day and get some exercise in too.

  
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GIVEGOOD 12/13/2009 12:36PM

    Hey! I hope today goes great! I put a quote on my blog that I am enjoying at the moment cause I've had a bad few days.

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.

Mary Pickford

Let me know how today goes! :)

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DBELLE39 12/13/2009 12:33PM

    Yes confession is good -- also helps those reading your blog that have the same difficulties to realize we aren't alone in this struggle. It's so easy to give in for that delicious cookie or dessert ---but is it worth it in the end. To have only one might not be so bad, but for me sweets are like Lay's potato chips, I can't have just one!

Hope you have a good day & find it easier to stick to you eating plan.

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Prayer changes things

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I am so thankful for all the prayers since putting Jasmine down on Saturday. I've really felt the power of prayer. I've been sad yet peaceful. I feel like I'm grieving in a healthy way and I attritubute that to all the prayers. I'm not using food to comfort me. I'm just feeling the feelings and moving on.

  
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ANNEROUSSEAU 12/10/2009 9:46PM

    Prayers have lightened your heavy heart, and given you a comfort and peace that you would have never found from food. Jasmine's spirit will live on in your heart long after the grieving is done. Love and Peace,
-Anne

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DBELLE39 12/10/2009 6:57PM

    Glad you are doing better & not succombing to emotional eating. Way to go!

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Jasmine is gone.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

I am very sad today as I had to put Jasmine, my cat of over 15 years down yesterday. She had her lung removed 5 years ago and survived cancer. She did so well that I'm grateful for the 5 years after that that I had with her. Recently she spent 2 weeks in the hospital then after a month another few days and then home and not eating or drinking again. I took her to her vet and he wanted to ultrasound her again and he did and her pancreas showed signs of cancer this time but without going in he couldn't be sure. I had decided that if she needed surgery that I would notput her through that. She is only 5 lb. and the surgery would not only be risky but at almost 17 how much time would it buy her anyway. I had to think logically while I was there and my vet who all along has continued to offer support and treatment even when I thought there was none now showed me that there was not much hope. So, sadly I let her go.

  
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ANNEROUSSEAU 12/6/2009 8:16PM

    Mazzalin, as you know I lost both my boys in November, both with cancer. I am so very saddened by your loss. Cats are so gently magnificent. They amaze us time and time again with their unconditional love. They live in our hearts forever. I send you my heartfelt sympathy.
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GREENSHADE 12/6/2009 12:02PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. We've lost two beloved cats in the past two years. With Shadow, we were force feeding her to try to forestall kidney failure before she finally disappeared. Not pleasant.
With Smudge, we decided to let him go naturally. He had been sick for a long time. We moved to the country this past June and he loved it. He finally had woods to wander in again. Like Moonshadow, he disappeared for a couple of days, but he came back and stayed for two more days before finally leaving for good. Both cats were very loving, very loved cats.
With as much love and commitment as you've given Jasmine over the years, it's going to be hard to feel much comfort for awhile, but it sounds very much as if you made the compassionate choice.

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What a difference a day makes!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wow, just one good day of clean on plan eating and I feel 10 lb. lighter. It's amazing! I've gotten all those food thoughts out of my head. I write my food down, call it to a food sponsor and commit to eating that and only that for the day. Viola, all other food thoughts out of my head. Greysheet is not easy but it definitely is simple. I'm listening to a phone meeting right now with people all over the world on the call. I am so thankful. Off to have a wonderful day.

  
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MOMMYOF2CUTIES 10/23/2009 2:03PM

    Congratulations! Sounds like you are doing awesome!

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BESSHAILE 10/23/2009 7:24AM

    Oooo -Doesn't it feel good to be On Plan? And Anne - love that thought - every day is Day 1.

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ANNEROUSSEAU 10/23/2009 7:21AM

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Every day is day 1 for us, isn't it? There is only today. Make it count.
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