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Ambushed by HÄAGEN-DAZS & bannana bread last night!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Well folks,

Yesterday was going really good. I was just cruising along checking off things on my "TODO" list all day and looking forward to going to home bible study and going away party for good friend of mine.

The study was awesome, but then the party treats came out and the BINGE-DEMON showed up. My plan was to just have one piece of cake that another friend said she was bringing. So the fresh baked bannana bread was brought out, sliced and passed around. It was delicious and I ate my slice with no guilt what so ever. Then another friend started passing out chocolate & peanut covered HÄAGEN-DAZS bars (MY FAVORITE ICE CREAM). So began the HÄAGEN-DAZS ambush!
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Oooooo, my favorite treat, I had to accept it (didn't I???) I didn't want to hurt the feelings of the little ice-cream fairy delivering this delicacy to us. PLUS, it was a party wasn't it??? So I decided to accept the unexpected treat, telling my self I'll just put in some extra exercise on Friday. Then another slice of banana bread was offered, and I sucombed to another slice of banna bread (with the logic that it was "ok"; since the first slice didn't have icing on it, the DEMON reasoned that the 2nd slice was the icing on the "cake" that I had planned on eating ... Oh yeah, that's the ticket!)

Enough about the ambush, eh? So now I've got to work my buns off this morning and do some bun-kicking !!!

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TUCKERBEAU 3/30/2009 3:35PM

  Thanks for the Welcome! Oh!Sounds so familiar. At least you are going to do something about it. I'd do some damage control next week.
Hope the bun-kicking went great.

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POSITIVELY_EB 3/29/2009 12:57AM

    So YOU'RE the one who let the demon out of the bag!!!!

Hugs! Beverly

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RUTHIEBEAR 3/28/2009 10:39AM

    WOW! That was a tough one! At my Home group I just keep away from the snacks. I tell myself to step away from the table. DO not even look. But when they are handed to you It is tough to just say no. In the past year I have been working on staying away from sweets. At this point I do not even want them any more PTL! Things with even a little sugar taste too sweet to me. (This from a lady who used to eat six large Reese's peanut butter cups in one sitting). It can be done with hard, hard work. I try to make a plan for myself BEFORE going to events where I know there will be food I do not choose to eat (but might WANT to eat). I drink lots of water. I bring along a healthy alternative. I decided a few months ago I do not want to have to lose those same pounds I worked so hard to lose once, a second time!!! It works for me. FInd things that will work for you. YOu can avoid temptation. Take it one step at a time. We are all in this with you and have been (and are) where you are.
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DLDAY08 3/27/2009 4:33PM

    I totally understand where you are coming from. I just had to quit eating desserts at our potluck on Shabbat because I couldn't stop myself once I got started. If I don't start I do just fine. emoticon

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SHININGSOUL 3/27/2009 2:20PM

    dear oh dear, I can certainly relate to temptation, for me it was a hamburger, which I at least ate on a whole wheat bun.
now, we've got to move those buns!!!

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MISS_VIV 3/27/2009 11:24AM

    So, if you start walking right now, how far will you have to walk to work off that hagen daz and banana cake. emoticon

See you out there.

Have a great day...

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Down 3# & feeling better

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Well, to my pleasant surprise this morning I'm down another 3 pounds! AND the dreaded crud has left my body, YIPPEEEEEE!!!!

I love the spark goodies ya'll have sent!! FRANCLYN the Gnome you sent me was just perfect (there's been a Gnome following me around this year -so too cool to get one from you!). R3DROBIN, the red ribbon came in time for me to celebrate these 3# that have been jetesoned too. All of you are just the perfect medicine I need. Thanks so much for your continued support.

Unfortunately, I'm off to court this morning (long, sad, stress & worry filled story). Gotta be there at 8:30 am so gotta go. Ciao!


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SHININGSOUL 3/25/2009 2:26PM

    Congrats, and I will pray for you.

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DLDAY08 3/24/2009 11:50AM

    Glad you are down three pounds and feeling better.
Praying court goes well for you.


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Spark Buddy meet up & blog-catch up

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SPARK MEET UP. I'm very excited about meeting LaNeita (a new Spark Buddy/Friend) from LA today!!! After SparkMailing a bit, I found out she was coming up to Sacramento, so BINGO we decided to connect. It's beautiful today here in Sacramento, so I just need to figure out where's the best place to grab an early dinner before she heads back to LA on the plane.

CATCH-UP. Ah where to start. The flu is keeping me down another week, YUKO!! (The doc says this bug is lasting 3 weeks, so hope none of you catch this thing.) And my back has not snapped back as quickly as I had hoped, so I've been sent to physical therapy to help it improve. Then unfortunately there has been some negative chaos at home between family members which has been sad and stressful (actually my biggest negative this week).

This past Saturday/Sabbath was awesome. My mom, nephew and I drove to Sebastapol to fellowship with friends I haven't seen in ages. The drive through Napa, Sonoma & Monterey Counties was beautiful, the fields are just ablaze in wildflowers everywhere, truly gorgeous. The fellowship was fantastic, they had wonderful potluck and Purim celebration that included a beautiful reading of the Book of Esther and a play by the young people. The story telling, laughter, singing and dancing was just wonderful medicine for my body and soul.

Needless to say, I'm maintaining right now. Trying to keep logging in, huddling, and drinking my H2o regularly. Also trying to find additional exercise I can do while my back heals.

As always, thanks to all for the encouraging words, spark goodies and smiles you've been sending my way.

Love Yah!

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MIMULUSBUG 3/24/2009 9:58AM

    LaNeita, I send the love right back to you baby! Thanks for the huddle note -they were great!!! The cane is on its way back home. AND I'm getting excited about our trip to Kayenta !!!


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MIMULUSBUG 3/24/2009 9:56AM

    ShiningSoul, You must get your blog on! and get some stuff up on your SparkPage girlie!!! We want to know you better!!!

So happy to learn that your "baby boy" is doing better too!


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SHININGSOUL 3/19/2009 6:38PM

    one more thing, I still have not blogged, I just feel a bit intimidate by the whole idea, not sure what to say, ....and so on. I honor you for doing it!

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SHININGSOUL 3/19/2009 6:37PM

    So sorry you've been under the weather, and going through such testing at home as well! I will pray for you and yours.
Thanks for all your sparky enthusiasm!
Perhaps I will see you this shabbat, women's bible study after.

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LANEITA 3/19/2009 1:42PM

    Hey Girl. What a pleasure to have met you yesterday. We will be friends for life... I just know it!!! Go check out the huddle page again on the California group site. I posted 5 huddles. Go look. Thank you so much for going to retrieve Sue's cane. I would have felt really bad to have lost it, after borrowing it from her. I am very excited about the keyunta (or however you spell it) connection too. I just know that God's hand is in this.
Love ya,

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Still battling flu/cough -but the days have been gorgeous!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm still battling with the flu and icky cough that just won't go away; DAG-NAB-IT!!

On the bright side the days here in NorCal/Sacto have been gorgeous! Delicious! Fantastically beautiful!!! The wildflowers are really starting to pop. I just love spring time in the valley soooooooooo much!!

My little 1991 toyota-bug is starting to show her age (and the fact that I've been hard on her). I apparently don't know my own strength, and the drivers side "handle bar connecty-thing" on the door busted up when I shut the door last week. So Tuesday dad & I went in search of toyota parts to fix her up with, and were introduced to the weird but kind of funky cool auto-dismantling/wrecking subculture here in SacTown. Utimately, we found the part we needed at a Toyota dismantler on Sunrise Boulevard for only $10! We felt like we had hit the mother load. However, dad and I spent the rest of the day trying to fix the door, but we did it!!! That afternoon, we took her in to the mechanic to fix leaky power steering situation that I've let get out of hand. I'm feeling terrible about the abuse, and of course worried about the bottom line cost for this repair, but that's how it goes.

On the SparkFront, I must report a very exciting development! One of my new SparkFriends is coming up to Sacramento next week and we are going to connect!!! How cool is that???!!!

Well, keep that SparkMail coming. The encouragement is awesome!

Love Yah!

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WOLFKITTY 3/16/2009 3:29PM

    I hope you feel better (now or soon)!!


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CRYSTALINA04 3/12/2009 11:11PM

    Oh, I hate being sick so long. the weather defenetly helps with the sicky ickyness though.

Hope you get better soon.

I am happy that you got your bug going.

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HAWAIIANSUN 3/12/2009 5:48PM

    Hang in there and get better girl! I have been battling a bug myself for the last few days. It's yucky!

Sending good vibes your way!


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Getting over flu & lost 4 pounds :-)

Monday, March 09, 2009

Well! Getting over the flu has been harder than nursing my knee & lower back into normalcy. Fever/chills finally broke Friday and my congestion finally started letting up on Saturday. I'm still coughing and taking decongestants, but I can breath now! (It's funny how you don't think about breathing, until it becomes a problem ...)

I was actually breathing/feeling good enough to make it out to the California native plant demo-garden Sunday morning. Yeah!! Sunday was a beautiful day here in Sacramento, and especially at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery at 10th & Broadway. The flowers at the demo-garden are starting to bud out, especially the wild lilacs (Ceanothos species).

Well, I'm feeling good enough to get my bootie to the gym today and get back on track w/some exercise. Got on the scale this morning and happy to report that I've lost another 4-pounds! However, I think this was mostly from being sick. Hmmm, I guess getting sick has a positive aspect to it.

Thanks again for all the encouragement you've sent.

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DLDAY08 3/10/2009 2:32PM

    Being sick is a hard way to lose weight. I'm glad you are feeling better.

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CRYSTALINA04 3/9/2009 11:57PM

    congratz on the 4 lb weight loss. Hope you feel better soon.

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