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It snuck up on me again

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas has snuck up on me again. I got the cards written and sent off..
Checks to the nieces and nephews and granddaughter.
All set to meet at #1 son's house for Christmas Eve.
We have always had a tradition of having a Chinese food Christmas Eve.
I used to work in food services and always worked all holidays so I would come home from work and my hubby and sons would have the house all clean and I would pick up the most expensive chinese for how ever many guests we had. We would open the presents ( except for the ones Santa would bring in the morning when my sons were smaller... Then I would be off to work.
on Christmas Day. Not much time for Teaching children about the real meaning of Christmas.
I often felt like I was a character in A Christmas Carol.
But we are going to have turkey and the trimmings and the family together.
On Christmas Day we will be visiting the religious house of each's preference.
And being thankful we have a day to remember harder times and grateful things are easier.


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DOLPHINSINGER72 12/21/2012 4:45PM

    I have heard a lot of people have Chinese for either Christmas Eve or day. I think it is kind of a cute idea. And boy is it good. Hmm, I might suggest that for our Christmas Eve. Christmas Day is Roast Duck Day. :)

Sounds like a real pleasant Christmas holiday planned.

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/19/2012 7:11PM

    Sounds like you'll be busy but happy this Christmas.

What's up with Chinese food today? Hubby just suggested it too. hmmmmm

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WALLAHALLA 12/19/2012 6:30PM

    Sounds heavenly! I love Chinese, in fact, its what we are having for supper. Less rush before Church that way.

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NESARIAN 12/18/2012 3:09PM

    Sounds wonderful and great memories will be shared!

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TOPCAT93 12/18/2012 1:21PM

    Good luck for the holidays-- have a great holiday---God bless

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

cannot get the old pict ure of me .. Oh here it is
This was me 40 pounds ago... I cannot believe how much things have changed!
I am actually walking... thought not as much as I should .
I have had a cold so I have not inflicted myself on the gym but I am going to go today to make up for what I may eat at Bunko tonight... though I just may have a salad...and herbal tea.
It is the friendship and the silliness I enjoy.
The women I play with are great cooks.
I am also going to work Friday evening
And we are going to have a Sacramento Sparkies Meet up at Arden Fair Mall At 9am
At the Sears Entrance. I have to bring a Sign...

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NESARIAN 12/14/2012 2:05PM

    Looking forward to meeting you at our Arden Mall event!

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ALICIA214 12/13/2012 1:29PM


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Going on maintenance for the holidays

Friday, December 07, 2012

I am after reading the article Four ways to eat What you want during the holidays (without gaining weight)
About being on maintenance for the holidays has made me decide to up my calories as well as my exercise to maintenance levels until January second.
use the link and read about it yourself and decide if this might make the holidays less stressful.I feel that since it is a plan I will be able to 1) not gain any weight, 2) use being conscious of my eating and 3) Allow no "cheating" from my planned maintenance goals.
In the end I will have nothing with which to beat myself up about.'
This was not my idea but I am going to jump on the wagon.
I am also going to post on this blog what I exercised and number of calories I ate.
Just for the HOLIDAYS. I will be on maintenance food plan.

Tried to put a link to the blog but could not get it to work will try again. www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp

But let me know what you think???

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HAPPYGIRL1000 12/9/2012 11:12PM

  Good luck! Let us know how it works for you! emoticon emoticon

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MISS_VIV 12/7/2012 8:05PM

    I am hoping that I found the right link that you were looking for..


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Monday, November 26, 2012

Kind of afraid, I have asked to be transferred to another site to work..
I don't know how it will work out. It is mostly personality problems.
People wanting me to change who I am not just how I do things.
I feel alone and vulnerable.

I really like the signs and sayings that I may use to inspire myself to achieve my goals
I m actually back on track and loosing after being on plateau for two years.
There was an article that said they put two groups of women on a food plan for two months.
One was a one month diet then a month of maintenance. The other was a month of maintenance then a month of dieting ....
After a year the second group kept off more weight because they had practices keeping the weight off before they lost....
I changed my weight today but I still feel tired. Not sure what it is all about.
My friend is having surgery on Wednesday and she wants me to sleep over at the hospital with her. I think I will do it....

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SNUZSUZ 11/29/2012 7:21AM

    I'm sorry you are feeling alone and vulnerable. I hope it ends up working out for the best! I love the picture too! Congratulations on the weight loss!

A few other SP want to meet up and go for a walk. With this weather, I'm thinking at the Mall again. I just don't know when everyone can go. You are never alone here on SP! Let me know, okay, about the walk. We have talked about it a lot, and I would really like to do it!

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HEATHER502 11/27/2012 7:41PM

    I wish you all the best with your work issues! Love & Prayers to you!!!


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DOLPHINSINGER72 11/26/2012 3:15PM

    That picture is beautiful btw. It looks like somewhere in the PNW.

As for the new job site, new things can always be scary. Just keep your head up and take one day at a time. Kill em with kindness. Maybe you will make a friend and feel less alone.

Yes, I read about that study also. It was interesting. I really hope I can maintain. Once I lose all my weight.


That is nice of you to spend the night with your friend in the hopsital.

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Ok so I lost another pound and a half

Monday, November 19, 2012

emoticon I lost more weight but instead of feeling happy I feel down.
Too many things going on and i seem to be having problems getting places on time.
Hubby is unhappy I am not sitting on the couch eating and watching TV with him.
I just want to loose the weight and i have to break old habits.
One moment at a time I will stick to my plan. So now I will get the kitchen straightened up

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SNUZSUZ 11/26/2012 9:45AM

    I love the picture and the saying you posted!

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HEATHER502 11/19/2012 1:11PM

    Keep up the good work! I can totally relate with the issues you are having with your husband. Lets say I've had a great day watching my calories and exercising, and he comes along just before bedtime with pb&j and milk! Sometimes he eats two of them as a bedtime "snack!" And he is not happy when I don't join him. We have to make it clear that food isn't everything. It is so hard!

Hang in there!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 11/19/2012 12:50PM

    This is an emotional process! Just take it one day at a time! You can do this!

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AMANDASTAFF 11/19/2012 12:42PM

    I think everyone goes through different emotions when they are on their weight loss journey. I am sorry your husband is not as encouraging as maybe he could be but it sounds like you are determined to make a change and I really hope you are successful. Just keep focused on your goals and just take it one day at a time. emoticon emoticon

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