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Less Swelling

Monday, June 18, 2012

Not much to say tonight, but I am revelling in have a smaller (less swollen) foot. My left foot tends to swell if I sit too long at night, and I have notably been moving around more tonight - including doing 35 mins of the wii and taking out the trash. WOO HOO!

My little steps are paying off!

I am happy!

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DOODIE59 6/19/2012 8:44AM

    It is exactly that kind of good health we are working today -- good job keeping moving -- Yay!!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/18/2012 10:52PM

    Glad you are feeling a bit better!

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LOOZINITNOW 6/18/2012 10:09PM

    Keep at it!!! emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/18/2012 10:00PM

    You Go Girl!!! Whooo Hoooo!!!!

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DIFROMWYOMING 6/18/2012 9:41PM

    Good job Mar! I know how miserable swollen legs/feet can be and having some improvement there is reason to celebrate. Keep going, emoticon

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Temptations all around. No wonder "they" say don't go to the store on an empty stomach! Temptations were certainly calling me. However, God all put other distractions in my way: the woman at the checkout line in front of me who could not get all the items out of her cart without my assistance. She had some very creative ideas of how to jostle her cart, to reach those items which mostly worked, but I provided an easier solution.

I can be tempted and still "safe" by buying the stuff for my hubby and buying an alternate more manageable snack for me. IN this case, I bought him a cheesecake, and me 2 single serving frozen treats. Yeah, I can live with that - a lot easier than I can with either not buying anything (setting myself up for bigger cravings) or buying non portioned items which sometimes sends me a signal to go hog wild - neither of which happens when I am in control.

I am happy about my "happy medium." I am making choices that work for me without limiting others, or giving others power over me. I just feel happy with where i am. I have made some progress and I am continuing to make it, and I can also see where I am not -struggling to get stuff from my cart. All in all, I am making small changes over time which are leader to bigger gains: gains in my self esteem and not on the scale.

I just have one thing to say: woo hoo!

How do you pass up temptation, sparkies?

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 6/18/2012 3:36PM

    I do the portion control thing that you do and it usually works. LOL I have to have treats or I think my inner brat would revolt and I'd have a big mess on my hands. I just try to choose wisely.

Sounds like you've got a great plan in place!


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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/17/2012 10:37PM

    Some days are better than others. I am lucky that I live alone so I only have to buy for me

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CANDY58 6/17/2012 7:42PM

    I can usually talk myself out of treats until it comes to ice cream emoticon
that is my big down fall.

emoticon on your success today!

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

We went out to dinner tonight and as usual did the squeeze into the booth. It is STILL a tight fit, but it no longer feels like I am using a vise grip around my middle to get in and out of the booth. I ate too much, and I am still feeling overstuffed an hour plus later, but I am also feeling good about my choices and the teeniest bit of wiggle room I had.


Because they are improvements. It is progress in the making. That's how my success is built - one smidge at a time. I had fish and a baked potato. I had a salad and unsweetened tea. As far as those choices went, it was stellar. I just ate too much of it all, but it is freaking good progress.

Another area of progress for me is getting out of my car. I am also climbing in with less thoughts of how am I getting in and out and just doing it, which is the level of comfort I had hoped for --- liked it used to be --- how I would do it, and have no thought about how I did it.

Now though, it is still a bit of a struggle to get out, but I am faring much better than I was say a month ago. I am getting more exercise, being more agile, and eating better. All pluses and definitely MORE THAN A STEP in the right direction.

I am proud of myself for the changes I am making, and as a result, I keep making more of those good choices.


Here's to all of us continuing on this good road to improvement. Let's roll Sparkies! WOO HOO!

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DOODIE59 6/17/2012 9:15AM

    Stellar choices -- yeah!!
I still chuckle when I remember the first time you told the story of trying to get out of your car at a certain moment. Getting out more easily is DEFINITELY a tangible and satisfying measure of the improvements you're making in your life. Here's to bouncing off the seat and right out the door, even before it's fully open:)

Baby steps are still steps, right ... just keep making those good decisions most of the time, and your life will just keep getting better.

Enjoy your Sunday:)

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/16/2012 9:13PM

    emoticon I am proud of you too!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/16/2012 8:55PM

    Good for you for recognizing achievements like this! I think it is so important to see the little things, like fitting in a booth easier. Way to go on your hard work paying off!

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

It's okay to have a meltdown. I was angry, sad, and cranky today. And oh, did I mention impatient?

People got on my nerves today.People who you shouldn't snap at (like your boss, hubby, and um, God). For the sake of argument, I'm lumping Him under people, but for those who believe, you know what I mean.

I have been riding a wave of enthusiasm and dropping numbers, both in lbs and blood sugar, but still I am not happy.


I want the freaking promotion I should have had a year ago,

I want my parents to somehow magically reappear on this earth. (That ain't going to happen.)

I want my husband to show me that he loves me, not just by emptying the dishwasher or working overtime.

I want to much more from my life than I am getting. Is this the final straw that pushes me to action?

I just did 30 sweaty mins on the wii. It thinks I'm 26. At least I have that going for me. The good news is I have moved out of flight mode. I am finally standing up and attacking my life, instead of moving into the fetal position.

It doesn't make me any less cranky, but it does give me a reason to fight.

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DOODIE59 6/17/2012 9:22AM

    Of course you had a right to have a bad day, and to get mad about it!

You've have had one bee-yotch of a year (If I can use that word?) and you are right where you should be -- looking at your circumstances, unhappy at the injustice of things, wondering about fairness ... AND yet you STILL make the changes to enrich your life. You are a strong soul, and one of these days, everything's going to fall into place. The pieces will fit, and you'll be right in the middle:) Just. Keep. Going. Do what you're doing. Celebrate the things you do right. Assign the things you do wrong to the garbage, and move on.

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SKY2012 6/16/2012 8:28PM

    (((((((((((((((( hugs my angel friend )))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Please dont waste your time wishing for a promotion that may not ever happen..... try instead to focus on the bright side and be grateful for still having a job when millions are out of work.

Thank you for sharing part of your life with us hugssssssssssssssssss

You deserve a break today.... maybe you can do something nice for YOU, like soak in a bubble bath or get your nails done.... something, anything to pamper YOU for a change emoticon

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 6/14/2012 10:43PM

    Sorry for the bad day. I'm not going to say it can't get worse b/c that's like asking for a new bottom to be dug out! But I can say that stupid @ss phrase that Pollyanna's like to throw at me..."you can't control the world but you can control how you REACT to it." I'll wait while you grab a barf bag...eh, actually I'll barf too...hang on.

I think you can do anything you want in this life and if this meltdown pushes you into action on claiming what you deserve then good on ya. I totally get where you are and it only gets better if you will it to. I think. Maybe I shouldn't comment.

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TEACHEROF4TH 6/14/2012 10:34PM

    It's okay to have a meltdown every now and again... today was your day. You are making fabulous progress, so don't let the difficulties get you down. Easier said than done, I know. But you are strong, and you can do this. Hang in there, and don't give up, whatever you do. Let me know how I can help... I'm here!



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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/14/2012 9:55PM

    Sorry you had a bad day.

I lump God in with people all the time as He is a living God. I talk to Him as if He is sitting next to me like a real person does so in my opinion He is can be lunped in with people LOL

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lovehandles. Hmmm. Lovely lovehandles? Really?


I am delighted, doing a happy dance, shake it here, shake it there, happy dance!

I have them.

My waist is whittling, slowly but surely and I have a place to rest my hands on hips, a little indentation that was not there before. My body is changing. I am growing lovehandles, in what was once a formless lump, or so it seemed to me, but now,...there is some definition. While for some, this development would be sudden cause for alarm, all it does is make me happy and want to dance!

Changes are a-coming! Woo hoo!

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_KATHY_ 6/14/2012 4:04AM

    Yay ! LOL I know what you mean. Missing you this day one of the blc... but you sound like you are really doing well.. You are never too far away from us :)

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 6/13/2012 11:21PM

    Gotta love those lovehandles!

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MUGGLE_MOM 6/13/2012 11:22AM

    I am so excited for you!
That is totally AWESOME!
You Got This!!!

Keep up the GREAT work and the FABULOUS attitude!!!!

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SARAWALKS 6/13/2012 11:21AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I think we need a Snoopy happy dance icon on Spark
but probably it is copyright protected...anyway
)()()()()( !

Comment edited on: 6/13/2012 11:22:12 AM

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LALASLAND 6/13/2012 11:15AM

    Oh, Mickey, I LOVE your attitude! It just flows out of you like sun rays! emoticon

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DOODIE59 6/13/2012 10:48AM

    Oh yes, changes are a-coming! Hurray! It's nice to have measurable progress.

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LESSOFPMCD 6/13/2012 10:23AM

    Congratulations! I know what you mean - all of a sudden there is something that we haven't felt for awhile - a waist!

Savor the feeling - remember it when you are tempted to give up on your goals. It will keep you going to achieve the next goal.

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