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Sometimes when you loose, you win.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

I do not remember the movie. But ai think an actress with a spanish accent said ...
sometimes when you win, you loose and
sometimes when you loose, you win and
sometimes when you have a draw you win and
sometimes when you have a draw you loose.
But do you get the idea. I am never sure if I am making friends or making enemies.
And it is none of my business. All I have to do today is be myself.
Whatever happens is in God's hands.

I just have to keep climbing the hill at the pace ai am going.
I just have to make it up there alive!

The picture above is Grace Cathedral and the first time I walked up the hill to it I about had a heart attack. That was when my son graduated from College ten years ago.
When I get to my goal of 170 I want to try walking it again.
The grade is so steep it has stairs. If you are ever in San Francisco, CalEEfornia stop by it is a beautiful and relaxing stop along the trolley ways. But take the trolley do not try to do the climb unless you are in very good shape.


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VEGEFARMER 5/9/2009 2:43AM

    Nice one Maria, I'm never sure about whether I'm making friends or enemies either and at the end of the day it dosen't matter as long as we are true to ourselfs.

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RENA1965 5/9/2009 2:08AM

    Nice blog, just be yourself and do this journey at your pace, for other people are not us and we work at different speeds.. hugs Rena Competing with other people would have made me give totally up before starting..

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Hay You!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I want to thank you for reaching out and helping a stranger. Who knows why it keeps me coming back and motivated. I am still eating too many calories but I am aware and have decided to stop eating any food after dinner. So tell me how you distract yourself when your hubby or significant other or lumberjack best friend can eat the cocktail table.
I just cannot do away with dearest hubby, he is so useful in so many ways.
But he does sabotage my food plan.

I think this is the Albertson's Oprah could not find in Las Vegas. We went there to attend a niece's wedding at the Grand Canyon. They now have Wyatt. He is almost a year old.
I think they were married two years ago. I so want to go see little Wyatt.
Keep the faith

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IAMPREACHER 5/8/2009 1:07PM

    Stop buying him all the junk food. Throw out what's in the house. If he asks why, tell him you love him too much to let him slowly kill himself. emoticon

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SHERI1969 5/7/2009 6:52PM

    I'm not married anymore, but my hubby used to eat ALL the time and I tried to keep up. Well, I'm sure you can guess the results. So I started into my crafts. I have a load of them: crochet, knifty knitters, playing piano, reading, writing, painting, sketching, scrapbooking, talking with friends or playing games on the puter, going for walks, being anywhere but in the same room as him when he is eating.
I'm not married to him anymore but if I was, I know how I would handle it. I have gotten into the habit of doing my crafts and hobbies every night and that is what keeps my mind off of food an on my crafts. By either designing my own things or following a pattern, I can't think of anything but that design. Maybe pick up a hobby that keeps both your hands and your mind occupied.
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VEGEFARMER 5/6/2009 12:47AM

    Hi Maria, I read a very good blog, in fact several good blogs by TURTLERAE55.
One that I am thinking off as I type this was the one about eating a hand full of pine nuts before going to a buffet or a party where there is going to be food. if you have the time go there and look through here past blogs. You could go to my page and perhaps click on my friend list to get there quicker.
I sure hope it helps you because your hubby is to precious even though he sabotages your eating plans, as mine does to me. LOL

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Plateau No More

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I am going to visit my family in July for a week. I always find it difficult because I have to fly and the seats are so small and my stomach is so big... Need I say more. I got a good start with Spark but have been on a plateau since January. I have been eating chips and cookies but I always did that. it is just I must not be weighing them correctly or forgetting to put calories in.
I tried Curves but have come to believe I would be better off walking. I also want to have other things to do. the circuit training gets boring. Also I would have gone daily if there was something else to do.
I need to eat eight fruit and vegetable servings. Instead of chips I need to make a salad.
instead of cookies I need to eat a yogurt with fruit.
More and better exercises and better food choices.
I know what to do to change. I want to fit in that seat!
I want to entice myself into exercising more. I want to have the pants that are loose...
FALL OFF so I can fit in the size 16 pants sitting in my closit waiting for the chance to make me feel great.

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SHERI1969 5/3/2009 2:46AM

    You have the right idea now. For sweets, I have been using yogurt, yogurt frozen bars, juice bars, fresh fruit etc. For salt, I eat baby carrots and other fresh veggies with a little bit of salad dressing. You have the right idea. NEVER bring junk foods into your home, because there is more chance of you eating them than the foods that will actually make you feel better and not want the junk food!

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TEACHEROF4TH 5/2/2009 11:51AM

    Hi Maria! You are successful because you are constantly rethinking your strategies and planning new ways to keep yourself motivated. I did not hear any of the "Q" word (quit...hehe!) in your blog. In this journey that we all share, one of the keys is to intuitively know when our bodies need a change, whether the change is in our attitudes, our eating, or our exercise plans. You are doing that! Keep up the great work. I hope you get your wish with your loose clothing, and I hope your family is astonished at your weight loss when they see you this summer. Keep it going! You can do this!

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VEGEFARMER 4/30/2009 12:40AM

    Hi Maria, when I was reading your blog I had a little laugh to myself.
When my youngest son was very little, he would say I want. I want
and i would say I want I want gets nothing, now he is older & if I say I want something he will say I want I want gets nothing. And it's true. its not I want, it is I will or I need to.
However after all that waffle, you are doing good, keep gpoing & make it....... I will.!

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    HI MARIA.Plug away and it'll come back....The main thing is POSITIVE THINKING. It helps tremendously. I'm convinced that we can put to much pressure on ourselves........Start on one thing, then add another. I find its easier for me that way. SMILE, we love ya !!! emoticon

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doing it

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I have been doing my morning pages and while I was sick with the flu even got ahead of the group because all I could do otherwise was sit and cough. I am very grateful for the project and am already finding I am using the time I would normally watch TV to write and think and read.
My artist's date was going garage sailing and I found a pop up shade thingy that I had been wanting but could not afford. Have been spending more time writing my morning pages outside . but I have to remember to put on the mosquito spray!!!
I am spending less time doing nothing and more time doing things that need to be done.

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YUNKERCM 4/27/2009 4:03PM

    Maria, You rock! I love that the "wasting of time" is slipping away. Now if only I could let that block go!!!!!! I retreat to the safety of games (on and off the computer) when I feel bored or stuck--then I berate myself for "wasting time". Rock on! Carol


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VEGEFARMER 4/27/2009 1:11AM

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, summer is almost there I can tell as winter is fast approaching me.
Enjoy the sun.
hugs, PS Pic of you looks great, you have lost weight and it is showing.

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SHERI1969 4/26/2009 9:50PM

    It is nice to be busy, especially if it is an art or craft. I'm glad you are finding joy and peace in what you are doing.

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On to the next project

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I have started doing a class with Julia Cameron's book called the Artist's Way. I will be spending time writing morning pages and doing the work on the various chapters in the book.
It allows me less time to spend on this site. But I am doing it on the site. It seems as if I am eating( Like when I was a child) I those mexican wedding cookies ( shaped like a ball with tons of powdered sugar) I put it in my mouth whole. I could not chew it and I could not breath until my saliva melted all the powdered sugar. Then I hope I can get it down before I choke on it. It is like the Grand Canyon, when you see it it is too large to grasp.
So I am off on a quest tilting at windmills. I wonder who I will be in 13 more weeks.
I'll keep in touch on my progress. LOL
Karen asked what the book is about. It is exercises to increase the creativity of the participant. You may take the "class" alone or in groups, in person or on line.
The two big mandatory things are morning pages. Three pages of whatever comes into your mind written long hand and every morning. And the Artist Date. Taking the time to do something for yourself, by yourself. My first two dates were going to a bookstore and purchasing poetry. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The second was looking through second hand stores for a desk to replace the folding table I am using now. Have not as yet found the desk.
Here with a loaf of bread beneath the bough,
A flask of wine, a book of verse___ and thou
Beside me singing in the wilderness---
And wilderness is paradise enow.
Omar Khayyam
Check out the Artist's Way team.....

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-H0LY-Y0GA- 4/8/2009 10:40AM

    Sounds like a wonderful project!
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VEGEFARMER 4/8/2009 12:42AM

    Good on you doing this new project. It sounds very involved. I sure hope you get lots out of it and I will be checking in to see how everything is going.

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SHERI1969 4/7/2009 10:24PM

    Good for you on all your quests! I'm an artist myself and maybe I will check out the team you have put here. Do keep in touch with us just so we don't worry and do let us know what the view is like in vivid detail! God bless and be safe!

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KARIN:) 4/7/2009 3:52PM

    What is the book about?

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