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death of a another loved one.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

One of my favorite aunts passed away Nov. 28th and was buried Dec. 2nd in Chicago Ill. and our family is dealing with the loss of this beautiful lady with the most wicked sense of humor and laughter that always put a giant smile on your face. She was making wise cracks to the very end.

She had a prolonged 2+year battle w/lung cancer. I hate cancer. I am also trying to come to terms w/the death of another loved one. As my extended family ages, I know that more deaths are on the horizon and intend to be more purposeful this coming year to let each and everyone of them know how much I love them.

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AJDOVER1 12/16/2014 3:39PM

    You're in my prayers.
Your aunt will live on in those who love her.
Thanks for sharing your plan for the coming year -- you're an inspiration to me.

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CBRINKLEY401 12/11/2014 11:28PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

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BERGBA7 12/11/2014 2:50PM

    Very plan! I lost my mother to lung cancer last year. It is an ugly disease. Enjoy all the moments you get with your loved-ones and be thankful for all the moments you have had!

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ARNETTELEE 12/11/2014 2:49PM

  I know that feeling....

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Lost the battle w/hershey kisses last night

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Had really good DAY yesterday, cleaned the bathrooms, then got hallway prepped for painting and then painted, after that headed to my pottery/ceramics class, then did the grocery run. Got home about 8pm, so was a bit tired, put the groceries up then got lazy and cooked Totino pizza's for dinner (with vegies added), plus my big glass of water. Good so far. Unfortunately hubby pulled out his giant bag of Hershey kisses and gave me 5 "for desert"...

Well, I couldn't eat just 5. You know, I went and got 5 more -tried to eat them very slowly to totally enjoy. Waited. But still wanted more! Ended up having 5 more. Last night I just told myself, 'its not the end of the world'.

This morning I'm feeling a bit quilty -or actually kind of disappointed in my desert selection when I had all sorts of 911 options (fruit, yogurts, granola bars etc.)

Oh well, I lost the battle last night to hershey kisses last night and have to just let it go.

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MIMULUSBUG 11/23/2014 10:14AM

    Thanks so much for the great comments and encouragement! You are awesome. I don't know why I give in to such bad GUILTY feelings -but I do; and obviously need to work on it. And I really do need to start incorporating treats into my eating plan!

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KARO82858 11/17/2014 6:44PM

    Always remember to add sweets into your meal plan. We all enjoy sweets they give us comfort so don't punish yourself. emoticon emoticon Celebrate! Learn how to add sweets in moderation into your meals. I eat sweets everyday usually at lunch because I have the rest of the day to increase my fitness/exercise workout and burn the calories. Sweets can be healthy fruit, yogurt, and dark chocolate has been medically proven to have mood elevating properties. Keep up the good work and celebrate small success it will lead to Big Success!

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KINGDOMBOUND317 11/17/2014 2:56PM

    I have the same issues when it comes to chocolate! But the beauty is TODAY IS A NEW DAY!! We can push forward and make better choices through learning how to incorporate the foods that we love through moderation, and Yahushua is faithful and just to help us with it! Thank you for sharing your struggle as it give me hope in knowing that I am NOT alone in this struggle and have others who will walk with me! Sharing you struggles will help us in our journey as well! THANK YOU!!

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    Pick yourself up and keep on moving forward!!! No big deal - REALLY! We all slip and we all fall. It's in the picking ourselves up that we win the race or the war!!!


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AJDOVER1 11/13/2014 5:38PM

    Let it go and make today a great day! emoticon

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CBRINKLEY401 11/13/2014 12:43AM

    Dove chocolates are my downfall. At least you burned all those calories unwrapping the foil off of each one!
Alternatives are good to have on hand, but I know that sometimes those just won't do when you really crave chocolate, and you end up eating more because after eating the healthy stuff, you STILL want the chocolate and end up eating that too. At least you were able to stop at 15, instead of eating a lot more! So that should be counted as a small victory in and of itself.

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BEMORESTUBBORN 11/12/2014 1:42PM

    You lose some. You win some. Did you enjoy them? Great! Don't feel guilty about that now. Today is a new opportunity to move forward and all things should be enjoyed in moderation. You'll be just fine!

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Sunshine makes me happy!

Monday, November 10, 2014

We have been blessed with another gorgeous day in WVa today!I love how sunshine makes me sooooo happy (and energized) !!!!!

So will be working outside today: still working on cleaning/organizing our storage sheds, plus old garage on lower property. AND may be even start working on the old chicken coop/shed (a yukky yukky mess) . Also hope to get some interior painting done before heading to jazzercise tonight.

Well gotta go and try to get a lot done while the weather is good!

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AJDOVER1 11/11/2014 4:32PM

    cherish the day! emoticon

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CBRINKLEY401 11/11/2014 10:02AM

    So glad you had some nice weather to get stuff done.

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KINGDOMBOUND317 11/10/2014 9:16PM

    Sounds like you have your hands full! it is beyond a blessing to be able to plant and tend to a farm! May Yahuwah bless ALL you do!


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some sillyness

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Here's a few chuckles provided via WORKOUTWITHPAM'

Q: What do you call a fake noodle?
A: An Impasta

Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest?
A: An Investigator

Q: What happens if you eat yeast and shoe polish?
A: Every morning you'll rise and shine!

Q: "What's the difference between a guitar and a fish?"
A: "You can't tuna fish."

Q: What do you call a baby monkey?
A: A Chimp off the old block.

Q: Did you hear about the race between the lettuce and the tomato?
A: The lettuce was a "head" and the tomato was trying to "ketchup"!

Q: Did you hear about the hungry clock?
A: It went back four seconds.

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KINGDOMBOUND317 11/11/2014 12:05PM

    Laughter is like homemade chicken soup it can help heal the WORLD!! I needed this morning! emoticon

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Help/Problem drinking water w/cold weather?

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

For some reason I just don't want to drink the recommended 8+ glasess of water with the colder & wetter weather, SO was wondering if any of you have the same problem?

If you do, do you go ahead and count other liquids you've consumed instead??? I'm thinking that I'd like to count my cups of warm green tea and bullion for my water tracking.

Comments appreciated.


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MIMULUSBUG 11/6/2014 7:22PM

    Great comments -thanks soooooooooooooo much!!!!

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CBRINKLEY401 11/5/2014 10:54PM

    Water, tea, coffee, fruit juice, soda, etc, even milk. All count toward your beverages as far as I'm concerned, though fruit juice also has lots of calories as does milk and regular sodas.
Bottom line is that though you do need to make sure you get enough water, the recommended 8 glasses of water a day is just arbitrary. There is absolutely no scientific evidence that we need to drink that much. We do get lots of fluids in the foods we eat, especially if we eat lots of fruits and veggies. Water helps us flush out excess sodium, so it's good to drink more if you've eaten lots of foods that are high in salt.

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AJDOVER1 11/5/2014 3:24PM

    Water is water no matter what the temperature, so it's still water even if you soaked some green tea leaves in it, right? As long as you're not adding a bunch of chemicals that the water has to work hard to flush out of you, it's fine in my book.

We still need water no matter what the weather. In cold weather the air tends to be drier and more dehydrating, so bottoms up!

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    What do you like to drink besides water? You can drink pretty much anything as long as it isn't filled with sugar or sodium. I drink Diet Rite Soda - no calories, no sodium, no caffeine. Weight Watchers counts it as water. Drinking your tea would count as long as you don't add sugar or cream/milk. I Googled "alternatives to drinking water" and got the following:


These are just a few of the "hits" I got! Try it and see what else you may come up with!

Good luck!

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DO4FIT 11/5/2014 11:20AM

    My biggest and well only suggestion is to drink it warm. Either let your water sit and get to room temp or drink it steaming with a bit of lemon in it. Warm water helps you feel fuller longer as well.

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