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Sunday MickyD attack! and I super-sized it???

Monday, January 11, 2010

I stayed up late Saturday night watching movies & generally goofing off on the computer; then got up late (8am) Sunday morning and left for my volunteer work at the Old City Cemetery Native Plant Demo-Garden with out eating breakfast. Worked out there from 10am until 2pm, then headed over to widow-friends to check in on her & maybe take her out for late lunch. So glad I connected w/her, but she had already eaten, so left her place @ 3:30 to head back home & had a MickyD attack! I actually went through the drive through, ordered super-sized big-n-tasty meal and totally enjoyed eating it in my truck as I drove home, listening to K-love radio.

But oooooooooooooo this morning, I felt like a piggly-wiggly when I started to track the MickyD attack and everything else I ate for dinner that evening! It's like my Fat-Sister just took over because she was hungry and she wanted to eat!! wasn't sure she was going to be fed in the morning, so of course she had to super-size it at Micky D's and evening dinner.

I totally blew so many triggers: not going to bed by midnight; not packing a lunch snack for my volunteer garden work on Sunday; and worst -not eating breakfast and then pushing myself to get too much done and trying to eat on the run.

This little incident just reminds me of how far I have to go mentally & emotionally to achieve the health goals I want.

I'm disgusted I had to report this, but as Charlotte say's "Tomorrow is another day" and so far its going pretty good.

Ciao for now!

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HUNNYBADGER 5/6/2011 3:28PM

  You're only human! =)

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SWEETERINA71 1/12/2010 10:11PM

    You know how this could have been avoided. But don't beat yourself up, just jump back on the wagon right away.
Next time DO NOT leave your house without eating breakfast!! You wouldn't leave your house without your pants would ya? Noooo!!!
Priorities, sweet girl.

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DLDAY08 1/12/2010 1:07PM

    We all "fall off the wagon" at some point in our strive to eat healthier. It takes courage to admit you fell off the wagon and to dust your self off and get back on the right path. You can do it. emoticon

Remember that you have the Father above to lean on.

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P316LEIA 1/12/2010 9:14AM

    Been there...done that....don't let it get you down. Refocus and remember it was only one meal on one day. You can do it!!

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SNAZZYPS 1/11/2010 11:14PM

    I'm sorry you had to have a bad day but I'm glad you are getting back on track. Isn't it amazing how easy it is to get thrown off track - the good news is it's now behind you! Move forward!! HUGS TO YOU!!

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MISS_VIV 1/11/2010 8:04PM

    I'm sorry.. You let the train run over you. And now you know how to handle the same thing next time. You see where you went wrong and it's ok (well not ok) but certainly you will see the train next time and jump on...


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LISA2128 1/11/2010 7:56PM

    Hey, you shouldn't be disgusted!!! It was ONE day! You should feel proud that you recognize all the things that were wrong about the day! I completely understand and I would have probably done the same thing. Gosh...your fat sister was starving!!!

Take care,

Lisa emoticon

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ODIE244184 1/11/2010 7:09PM

    Pick yourself up and start again. You just fell of the wagon momentarily. Get back on and get going.

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2010 is here already?!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Well, well, well, 2010 is here and my company is gone, the house is getting back to normal (though the home office is still a mess -BUT I'm working on it!).

Got up this morning to dedicate a few hours to catching up w/my SparkPeeps and revamp my game plan for 2010. [I apologize for not checking in much over the holidays, but things just got a bit crazy and we went up to cabin for a week and we have no internet or cell phone service up there. But I've enjoyed every minute of their visit.]

A friend sent me an email filled w/all sorts of cute animal pics. I love the one w/a little squirrel dressed in a GI joe combat uniform and decided to make him my mascot for 2010! So now I have my own personal boot camp drill sergeant on my home page- who just happens to be a squirrel (where do folks come up w/these photo concepts?)

Combat squirrel, says enough update blogging because I've got to get to the gym this morning.

Ciao for now.


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IDAATJE 1/9/2010 1:44PM

    Whahaha, that is soooo cool, a personal squirrel combat trainer! Bet you're gonna be awesome this year!!! Great to hear you had a wonderful holiday! But I'm also happy you're back :-) Enjoy your workout!!

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GETDONE 1/9/2010 2:46AM

    Away with those we love is invaluable!!! emoticon

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AJDOVER1 1/8/2010 7:59PM

    Luv the squirrel! and your attitude!

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KO1215 1/8/2010 4:11PM

    The Combat Squirrel is adorable!!! Glad your back!



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DLDAY08 1/8/2010 9:30AM

    Glad you enjoyed your time with company. Glad to see you back. Hope to see "less" of you this year.
Remember we are all in this together. emoticon

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'Scripturing' & Sparking away the blues

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dang these blues have been really tuff to shake! Maybe its mixed w/PMSing??? I'm not sure, but I just keep wanting to shake this funky-bummer mood I'm in.

So had glass of buttermilk w/my vitamins (yep I like buttermilk at wierd times) and this was one of them. It's like a funky, clotty, wierd drink that leaves strange white paths on the inside of your glass, which I like to look at and keep hoping one day I might see a buttermilk madonna on the side of the glass. Hmmm. no such luck this morning.

Next I poured a cup of coffee added a dollop of Baileys, & logged on to one of my daily bible reading sites (www.rc.net/wcc/readings/dec9.htm) and read the following scripture:

28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30)

Its weird how depression makes me feel "heavy laden", but it does. And for some reason reading this line lightened todays burden. In fact it lightened me up enough to move on to a prayer of thankfulness for this scripture; AND:

to get my butt logged back on to SparkPeeps & track what I ate for the last two days, and and set some goals for today which include getting my bootie back in the gym for at least 30 minutes before 11pm tonight!

HA! How's that for 'Scripturing' & Sparking away the blues?

Mim is tired of moping about!

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SWEETERINA71 12/19/2009 10:05PM

    I hope you are able to shake your blues away. It's not always so easy, I know.
Just know that we are here for you!

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IDAATJE 12/15/2009 6:32PM

    Yummiee, buttermilk!!
Your spark is in you, I'm sure you'll get it back sparkling in no time!
Take care!

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DLDAY08 12/9/2009 7:01PM

    Glad to see you back to Sparking and reading Scriptures. The Father always knows what we need. Now if winter would end and spring would arrive I would be out of my blues. LOL I hate short days.
emoticon More sunshine and less cold would be nice.

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MISS_VIV 12/9/2009 4:12PM

    BUTTERMILK, BAILEY'S......BIBLE STUDIES??? How does that work?
Hope it snapped you out of your doldrums .. but it probably put you to sleep.

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MOSIERMEISTER 12/9/2009 12:52PM

    Good luck.

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R.I.P. Bubba

Monday, December 07, 2009

Bubba passed away this past Thursday, at home w/all the familly around him. We took him up to our cabin in El Dorado County and buried him in our tiny apple grove on Friday.

We're still a bit in mourning, and are trying to prepare ourselves for the death of our other dog Bella. She lost her buddy, and doesn't seem to be too happy about the three kittens that have joined the family.

I'm sorry to say that I've just not been in mood to track food or exercise or do much of any sparking this past week. I did however, manage to make it out to the Native Plant Demo-garden this morning (8am and worked there until about 1pm) -DANG was it cold!! At 10am 2 additional volunteers came out, and we continued w/dead heading & pruning native shrubs (Carpentaria Californica, salvia clevelandii, artemesia) and cutting back deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens). But 5 hours of gardening did me good.

Thanks for all your thoughtful & kind words this past week. I really apreciated them

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GETDONE 12/7/2009 3:33PM

    I am so sorry that you lost your sweet Bubba. I hear the love in your words. What a great resting place your family chose for him.
I had a beautiful loving Chinese Pug, he was my sweet friend. He passed away 30 years ago and I have not been able to let another pet take his place.
Yes, I bet that you are tired from all that work this morning. I thank you for all the work for our people. emoticon

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SHININGSOUL 12/7/2009 2:04PM

    Here's to getting back on track, sending positive energy your way! emoticon emoticon

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MISS_VIV 12/7/2009 8:14AM

    My heart goes out to you Mims. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. How thoughtful to take Bubba to the cabin that is where he would really love to rest. If I can be of any assistance don't hesitate to call. Dang, it's cold..

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MRSMELVIN1 12/7/2009 7:28AM

    So understand how you are feeling. We lost our cat a few months ago. He was part of my life for 10 years and my husband had his boy for 20 years.

My prayers are with your family for your loss.


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MSXENOVIA 12/7/2009 6:01AM

    I understand your pain & lack of interest in the mundane for now. Just a couple of weeks ago our 14 1/2 year old Chi/Poo mix died. Except for being totally blind, she was apparently quite content & cheerful, so for that we are grateful. We'll miss our MsPogie just as you'll miss your Bubba.


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MRE1956 12/7/2009 5:09AM

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Bubba (I can't help but say that just thinking of the name brings a smile to me - I just find the name amusing - and no, I'm not from the South). My best to you as you go through this journey of grief. (Anyone who has the nerve to tell you that it's not the same as the loss of a person in your life has absolutely no clue.....)


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LOBO77 12/7/2009 2:26AM

    Wow I understand when the pet is part of the family. Condolences sister.

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JAYSRUNNER 12/7/2009 2:12AM

    I'm so sorry to hear this. I know how you feel, it's so hard losing a pet. My dog "Little Bit" passed away over 13 years ago and I just cannot replace her. I hope and pray that you and your family are able to get through this most difficult time during of grief. emoticon

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Prayers for Bubba, our loveable labrador

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Well the boys & i managed to prepare a nice turky dinner w/fixins (mom our domestic goddess @ kitchen queen abandoned us to spend 4 weeks over the holiday w/her brothers/sisters families in Blythville, Arkansas). Since I was the head dinner chef I decided to get the men involved. My nephew was given the turkey, gravy & vegetable assignment, pop was on dish detail & hubby was on table set up & drink assignments (I love my bailey's & coffee on cold days). Shane was stressed, but he did great. We also enjoyed the sweet potato maple syrup cranberry dish that SMASHY1 shared at the November team potluck (thanks SMASHY1).

Unfortunately, our turkeyday turned blue as the health of our loveable lab Bubba, took a big down turn. We think he had a stroke/TIA, because he has lost motor functions, his sight & possibly his hearing. He's not responding to his name & is very listless w/little or no appetite -even when offered turkey bits; & not been able to get off the ground w/out assistance. Anyway today we are taking him to vet &dealing w/possibility of puttin him down. :-(

So right now the house is in very tearful sad mental state & sending up prayers for Bubba our loveable, sweet labrador.


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SHASTA11 12/3/2009 10:29PM

    I hope Bubba is better, wherever he is. My prayers to you and your family.

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FRANCLYN 12/2/2009 1:22PM

    More prayers gladly offered for Bubba and those who love him dearly.

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IDAATJE 12/2/2009 8:51AM

    I'm so sorry to hear that! You, your family and Bubba are in my thoughts.
Big hug for all of you!

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LJCANNON 12/1/2009 7:05PM

    emoticonI will be praying for your family, Bubba, and the vet. If anything can be done I pray that Bubba will heal quickly and get back home to you.

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MONAMOM 12/1/2009 6:22PM

    I'm so sorry! I know how much we have loved our pets and this is such a hard and sad time. Sending hugs and remember you want him to have a good quality of life.

Hugs, Mona emoticon

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MILLISMA 12/1/2009 4:45PM

    Our pets become a member of our family. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I've had many pets through the years and it is never easy when they become ill. I always you to tell the kids to remember all the wonderful times we all had together but it still hurts.

Hugs to all of you and a special hug to Bubba.

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MISS_VIV 12/1/2009 2:55PM

    Prayers and good thoughts for your Bubba and your family.
It is always sad to learn that your beloved pet is near the end. I have been there many times and it never is easy.
Do what you can or have to do to make it as peaceful occurance as it can be.
Spend the time with Bubba and your family and I pray for speedy recovery for your family.

R>I am glad you enjoyed making the yams/maple syrup dish.

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