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Disappearing for a while

Monday, November 12, 2012

I just realized that I have a HUGE project due two weeks sooner than I realized, so I'm not going to be around very much for the rest of the month. I will try to keep up the Sparking, I just won't have time for Spark People. Will be thinking about you all, though!

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YESCURLYCAN 11/20/2012 7:53AM

  Wishing you lots of luck on your project on a happy thanksgiving emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 11/13/2012 10:39PM

    Good luck with the project!

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KATHYSCOLLIES 11/13/2012 2:59AM

    You will be missed, so hurry on back as soon as possible!

Hope all goes well with the big project! Remember to spend at least a few minutes every day just on YOU - no matter how busy or stressed you are.


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BJUMPINGFORJOY 11/12/2012 9:58PM

    I know that you will be back when you finish your project. We will be waiting for you.

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WALKINGGRANDMA 11/12/2012 5:56PM

    Take care of your life. Spark will be here when you return.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 11/12/2012 4:36PM

    Good luck with your project! Take care and know we'll be here whenever you can get back!

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RICHILA 11/12/2012 3:19PM

    Good Luck on your project! Take good care of yourself! emoticon

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ESCHLETZ 11/12/2012 3:10PM

    I'll miss seeing your "fishy" face on here for that while, but best of luck on your project.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 11/12/2012 2:49PM

    Good luck with your project! May it turn out nicely!

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It's my life

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Something I said in a comment today, but I need to have it here to remind me:

It's important to stop thinking about a "finish line" and instead concentrate on the journey. Every day I eat better and work out is a day that I am healthier, and that is the most important goal. Reaching X pounds is not really an end point, because an "end" implies that you can stop what you're doing. If we stop what we're doing, we will defeat the purpose.

Accept that you are awesome RIGHT NOW. Not 10 pounds from now, not 50 miles from now. Your life isn't on hold because you are working out and eating right; you are working out and eating right because this is your life.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 11/13/2012 8:31AM

    This is absolutely true! I see so many challenges here on SP that involve losing X number of pounds by such-and-such a date, and I think that kind of thinking is setting yourself up for failure. What happens when such-and-such a date arrives? Why not just pick a way of eating that is healthy and allows one to live without feeling constantly deprived and embrace that for the rest of one's life? I have been an on-diet/off-diet-compulsive-overeat
er for the last 25 years (am now 61), and it is finally sinking in how hurtful that pattern has been to me. Thank you, Miss G!

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MAHGRET 11/11/2012 9:58AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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ANGELARPACK 11/10/2012 10:47PM

    I can't seem to find the right diet combo. Yes, you need to love yourself as you are, You are beautiful. You just need to reduce some of your beautifulness, Not everyone can handle all that wonderfulness,

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KATHYSCOLLIES 11/10/2012 10:13PM

    Very well said indeed! This ideology is one that we all need to embrace wholeheartedly, remember, and put into action!

The putting it into action is something with which I struggle on a daily basis. I excel at torpedoing myself, as well as being the absolute QUEEN of the dubious art of procrastination.. a bad combination no matter how you try to sugar coat it.

Right now the 'if onlyies' are still mostly in charge, but they are slowly being knocked into the ground.


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/10/2012 2:57PM

    Right on!!

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CREEKLADY1 11/10/2012 1:29PM

  The way I feel about it is if you are healthy...why worry about the weight coming off...concentrate on being healthy and happy!

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Allergic to candy??

Friday, November 02, 2012

My allergies have been particularly hideous the last couple days. No amount of antihistamine has been enough to stop my left eye from feeling itchy and sore.

This happened last month, too. Right after I'd eaten a bunch of those silly Brach's pumpkins. This time? Halloween candy.

So I'm going to stay away from refined sugar products for two weeks, then try something sugary and see if I have a reaction. Now, some people might just plan never to have sugar again, but I am all about everything in moderation.

Except things that are trying to kill me. I don't eat shrimp or lobster because I am allergic--the kind of allergic that can kill you. And if candy turns out to be causing an actual allergic reaction, then I will be giving that up, too.

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DATMAMA4 11/3/2012 12:45PM

    I've often thought it might be easier if I were allergic to the things that aren't good for me...but that goes along with having to deal with the allergic reactions if I accidentally or purposefully eat those things.

I hope you're not allergic after all, but I also hope you're able to get to the root of the problem.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 11/3/2012 11:01AM

    Oh, dear...I hope you can get to the bottom of your allergy. How aggravating! Some time off refined sugar couldn't hurt. I need to do the same myself!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 11/2/2012 7:52PM

    What other things are you allergic to? Most candy is processed on the same equipment or in the same building as nuts, milk, and many other common allergies. I hope you figure out which ingredient is doing this to you.

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Oh, THAT'S my irresistible Halloween candy

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Butterfingers. Because we ended up at home last night, I sent hubby to buy Halloween candy. Among the candy he brought back were Butterfingers.

The scale says I'm up 6 pounds today.

Now, of course I didn't eat 6 pounds worth of Butterfingers. But I did eat a bunch of them, and then too much of other things. It's mostly water weight, and it will disappear soon.

But from now on I know that when I send him out for Halloween candy, the instructions will include, "And no Butterfingers!"

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MUGGLEMUM 11/4/2012 3:02PM

    I'm like Kathy. We buy the stuff we like. That said, my diabetic hubby told me very specifically not to buy Reese's, and because I love him, I didn't. That said, we didn't have any Halloween candy left, except that which Hermione and Ron received, which wasn't much because they're "big kids" now and only go out to accompany younger neighbors. Of course, that didn't stop me, because the candy went on CLEARANCE on Halloween night, and I bought some then---for myself.

I just couldn't leave well enough alone.

I can't wait to get back on track. Thankfully, Thanksgiving can be a really healthy holiday, if we practice moderation.



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SIMPLYABUNDANT 11/3/2012 10:59AM

    This is one of my faves, too. I find it hard to resist a salty-sweet combination.

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TATTER3 11/2/2012 6:14AM

    Trigger! Keep Sparkin'!!

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CORNERKICK 11/2/2012 2:31AM

  I made the mistake of buying Halloween candy that I like :(

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KATHYSCOLLIES 11/1/2012 11:07PM

    As far as I know, we don't get those here in Canada so it wouldn't be an issue for me! Maybe you should come live up here??? emoticon

We buy Halloween treats that we all like - bad idea or what! - but I'm not a big fan of sweet stuff so I can usually avoid them for the most part. The salty treats are more to my liking, especially late at night when I am in bed reading. Another bad idea for sure.

Since the weather was so miserable last night we only had about 50 or so Trick or Treaters who were brave enough to venture out in the cold, wet, windy evening which means hubby is in 7th heaven with all the goodies that are left over.


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BLUE42DOWN 11/1/2012 3:22PM


Funny how we can be completely unaware of the temptation level of certain candies until they're right there in front of us.

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Sandy wasn't a nice girl

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Well, we survived the storm pretty well. The one casualty was our wireless router--making me REALLY glad I'd insisted on unplugging the entertainment center. We've replaced the router now, but our ISP is still down, so all I have to Spark on is my phone. Not what you call loads if fun, this one-finger typing.

When we went to the store, we could tell that we are among the lucky ones. Lots of branches down and sporadic power outages. Our attempt to get to Best Buy was thwarted by lack of power, but the Stores across the parking lot had power. Saw some damaged roofs, but mostly it's just power outages here. Down by the lake there was apparently considerably more damage, but a mile inland we are good.

I can't get any work done without the Internet, so instead all the sheets and towels are getting washed and other housework getting done.

Hope everyone else is faring well.

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TATTER3 11/1/2012 6:33AM

    Glad your safe!

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CORNERKICK 10/31/2012 6:52PM

  Must've been scary...Glad you're OK

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/31/2012 10:32AM

    Good to hear you are safe and sound!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 10/31/2012 9:00AM

    I'm glad you're okay, MissG, with minimal damage!

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DATMAMA4 10/30/2012 9:33PM

    Glad you posted your status, MissG. I was wondering how you were yesterday.

We had some branches down, & water in the basement, but no power outage and no real flooding at my house, so we're pretty thankful for that!

Thanks for letting us know you're OK!

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EGRETTA333 10/30/2012 9:12PM

    Glad you came through it more-or-less OK. Lost my brand new VCR 91 days into its warranty when the Loma Prieta earthquake hit us on the West Coast in '89. Glad you unplugged, too!

Good for you on the laundry... and hang in there.

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APPLESBANANAS 10/30/2012 8:21PM

    My husband went on the roof today with our friend's dad (who works in construction and happended to be off today!) to put flashing cement around a duct. I am glad they figured it out without having to call a roofer. It had been making our family room ceiling drip. The ceilings were dripping at the hospital at work today too, so I don't feel so distressed about my house knowing we're not alone! Good luck with your internet, I hope there are no other weather troubles for you!

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BARBARASDIET 10/30/2012 4:10PM

    Glad all is ok--I was so surprised at how far inland the storm hit!

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THOMS1 10/30/2012 3:25PM

    emoticon Happy that you survived and hope to see you up and running soon. emoticon

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CAKEMAKERMOM 10/30/2012 3:10PM

    I'm glad you came out of this ok and that you now have time to do some cleaning.

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RICHILA 10/30/2012 2:58PM

    I'm so glad you are safe and well.

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DMF2012 10/30/2012 2:50PM

    I'm glad you had no other damages. Now, that's a great excuse to do laundry!

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