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My Saturday with my Mom and Brothers

Monday, September 29, 2014

Had a great time Saturday with my family, went to see Purdue play football:


My one brother is an alumni so he wanted to go to their homecoming, which was fun just to walk around the campus to see all the changes that has been made since we visited about 10 years ago. Did get in 5 miles of walking so was glad for that. While sitting in the bleachers watching the football game, I forgot to put on sunscreen so I got a bad sunburn, of course being of fair complexion I know better. These are taken 2 days afterwards, also have it on the tops of both legs.



I really need to remember sunscreen but I did have a great time so that counts for something. Of course Purdue lost but that is ok, it was fun just spending time with my family and no hubby.

  
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GODZDESIGN95 9/30/2014 8:45AM

    Sorry your team lost. girl be careful with your skin protect it at all costs. Sunscreen/ OUCH. I am of color and one time I got sunburned not a good feeling. I peeled for days.

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THEGROOVYCHICK 9/29/2014 7:05PM

    Wow! That's a nasty burn. emoticon Glad you had a fun day anyway. emoticon

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 9/29/2014 5:10PM

    Ouch! Keep lots of cream on it. Avon makes this green gel stuff that is full of aloe and it works wonders on sunburns.

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SINGINGLADY47 9/29/2014 4:43PM

    God bless you. I have had sun poisoning twice. You look a lot like I did
You might want to see a doctor, sweetie. Ouch. I hope you get better soon. I hurt for you. Praying. emoticon Judy

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/29/2014 3:58PM

    ouch that looks really painful love.i have the same problem but luckily since i am muslim i only get burnt on my face and the back of my hands now.way to go on the milage love. emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 9/29/2014 2:48PM

  Ow ow ow owee.... you need to take care of yourself!

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SURVIVOR61 9/29/2014 1:46PM

    Oh my gosh, I sure hope you go to the doctor for your sunburn. I was born and raised in Florida. I have never seen anyone this bad before. You definitely want to make sure that you do not have any sun poisoning. I feel your pain just looking at your pictures. With my family blood lines I have been blessed with never having burned only getting browned or a little tan. But I have never been a fan of the sun either. My 3rd older brother had melanoma. Thank goodness they caught it in time. So please be careful and use sunscreen next time.
Love Always your sister in Christ
Jill

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BLC26 Expectations

Monday, September 22, 2014

Really looking forward to the new round of BLC. Last round was terrible for me, I gained instead of losing. I lost my mojo and just wasn't feeling it. I finally found my mojo and started to turn things around.

So glad that I am on a great team of supportive people. So I expect that I will be able to lose at least 10 pounds this round with no problem.

  
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THEGROOVYCHICK 9/25/2014 12:30PM

    Glad you are feeling better. You can do it! emoticon emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/24/2014 1:59PM

    i bet you will too jean love.i know when you are determined to do something you can do it.just look how well you are doing with your nursing training.you are an inspiration love.keep on keeping on and you will get there in the end.take care and keep smiling emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 9/23/2014 1:45AM

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TIFALVA 9/22/2014 10:29PM

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Good luck :-)

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SIRIUS2014 9/22/2014 9:31PM

    emoticon Keep up the good attitude.

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SHARON2014 9/22/2014 9:24PM

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DECLARE74 9/22/2014 7:14PM

    I'm sure BLC26 is going to be the start of a huge turn around for all of us, and now you have your Mojo firmly chained in place you will ROCK IT

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RHOOK20047 9/22/2014 6:26PM

    Well since you found your mojo, you will have different results this time. Good luck, we'll be losing with you!

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MARYBETH4884 9/22/2014 6:14PM

    So glad you found your mojo! Now just rock this challenge!!

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BECOMEFEARLESS 9/22/2014 6:10PM

    Good luck!

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Getting my spark back

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Started back in last week with my exercise and eating healthy. It has been slow but I am finally getting my journey going forward and not backward. Told hubby that the junk food was leaving the house again and not coming back unless he asks for it because it is too much of a temptation for me and I don't need it, so he agreed.

Now to deal with the headaches that come with not drinking my 3 cans of pop a day that has been my norm for the last few months. Trying to find ways to deal with it so I feel better before I start my classes back but I will do this.

I have found my mojo again and will over come all my bad habits and will succeed.

  
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MOMO7YROLD 9/22/2014 8:56AM

    Stay positve emoticon emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 9/22/2014 8:11AM

    What a sweet hubbie to agree with getting rid of the junk..........thanks for all your support. Best wishes on your mojo and studies. emoticon

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NEKOCHARM 9/21/2014 10:09PM

    Oh mann... I went through that sugar detox too! It's not on my top 10 list of fun things to go through. Hang in there! It'll get better! emoticon

Are your goals to completely remove sugar from your food plan or are you going the moderation route?

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859320 9/20/2014 10:45PM

    way to go, we must keep trying for our health. emoticon

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RICKHANN 9/15/2014 10:50PM

    Giving up the sugar is hard. I've been working on cutting back on the soft drinks too. I'm finding water helps. I drank a lot of green tea to help with the headaches.

Keep at it.

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SINGINGLADY47 9/14/2014 11:38PM

    Stay positive. Get rid of the goodies. You are on the right track again. One day at a time. God bless you. Hugs, Judy emoticon

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LEANNARW 9/14/2014 8:57PM

    You have the attitude you need to make it work!! Stay STRONG ... you can do this. The important thing is you are not giving up .... you are getting back up on your feet and getting back in the game. Never give up ... always get back up!
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SIRIUS2014 9/14/2014 8:43PM

    emoticon If your pop has high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in it, read a few articles on that. You may never want another one.

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JERSEYGIRL24 9/14/2014 7:56PM

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KALISWALKER 9/14/2014 5:29PM

    You are getting a running start to the 5% Challenge. You can do it!

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MADMANSMAMA87 9/14/2014 5:29PM

    You can do it, Sweetheart!!!
Stay Positive,

Jes

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RHOOK20047 9/14/2014 4:43PM

    It will take a while, but they will go away. I drank Pepsi cola for 50+ years, especially one when I first got up in the morning, but since my surgery, I can't drink anything with carbonation. I thought I would die, but I survived. Your will too! Just give it some time. I was also a tea junky, and had to give up caffiene and have gotten used to decaf iced tea. You can do it. Just takes a little time.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 9/14/2014 3:44PM

    Way to go on starting to give up pop! I only buy snacks for my hubby that I know I won't eat. He is happy and I'm happy.

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REDHATSHAPELY1 9/14/2014 1:39PM

    Sounds like you are gearing up for a new start. Think about scaling back to
2 cans of pop a day. That was what I did. I am substituting a glass of iced tea for one can for now. emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 9/14/2014 12:32PM

    emoticon Just drop down one can each day for a week, and then drop a second can the next week and so on. Make sure to replace it with plenty of water! Getting the junk out is the only way. DH and I gave up both soda and chips and haven't gone back in well over a year. He will indulge at parties, but I have no desire for chips, and only eat sweets that are homemade and really worth it. You can do this one day at a time!! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/14/2014 12:19PM

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COOP9002 9/14/2014 11:32AM

    Glad you're back on track. Blessings to you on your journey.

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ELRIDDICK 9/14/2014 11:29AM

  Thanks for sharing

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MONTREALESTMOI 9/14/2014 11:25AM

    Good for you! Remember, never give up on yourself!

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My Sunday with my family and the Zoo

Monday, September 08, 2014

Had a great time with my Mom and Brother yesterday, went to the zoo. My Mom and Brother relaxing at the zoo. .

Though I'm an adult I still enjoy visiting the zoo and seen alot of older people walking around seeing the animals. Was just a real relaxing day of good conversations and walking. Did 3 miles at the zoo and then went shopping so got over 5 miles in.

So thought I would put in a few of my favorite pictures in:












It was so hard to pick just a few but most of the animals were laying around sleeping so it was hard to get a good picture of some.

  
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RICKHANN 9/9/2014 10:55PM

    Nice pictures. Looks like a good active day and a lot of fun too. Thanks for sharing.

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VK2Z10 9/9/2014 12:42PM

    was this the cincinnati zoo?

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STEPH-KNEE 9/9/2014 6:45AM

    I am glad you had a great time! I wish I could pet a giraffe, that is awesome!! :D

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FLAGLINDA 9/8/2014 9:29PM

    I love the zoo. I cant wait until our zoo is habitable again! The Phoenix Zoo is WAAAAY to hot for me right now. Ill probably go in November. Great way to exercise too

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REENSKI 9/8/2014 5:19PM

    I love going to the zoo too! Looks like you had fun-thanks for sharing!


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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 9/8/2014 4:00PM

    I enjoy zoos too! One year my daughters and I went out west and we had the good fortune to see Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. What a treat, and yes it really is on top of a mountain. I would love to revisit again one day that is how much we enjoyed it.

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ADIRONDACKMOM 9/8/2014 3:59PM

    Wonderful way to get in those steps and miles plus such fun! Miss taking my kids to the zoo when they were little-- such memories! Thanks for sharing!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/8/2014 3:53PM

    sounds like fun i love the zoo too. emoticon

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MARYBENSON 9/8/2014 3:36PM

    Sounds like fun. Thank you for sharing.

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THEGROOVYCHICK 9/8/2014 3:21PM

    Sounds like a great day! I like how close you can get to the giraffes. I find the zoo relaxing too. This summer, we went to the Columbus Zoo for the first time. It was amazing! If you are ever in the area, I would highly recommend it.

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Time to get back on track

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I think it is time to stop feeling sorry for myself and really get back down to the basics. Really need to stop focusing on the negative and turn towards the positive. My life has been so off course lately that I just want to scream and it is so hard to stay focused one my goals. It just feels like my whole world has started to crash down around me and even though I have people on here that says I can turn to them it just seems to me that everyone is so busy with their own journeys that they won't have time to help me stay focused and encourage me on mine.

So I will emoticon this downward spiral and start looking on the bright side of things. Going to emoticon shut these negative thoughts out and bring on the positive thoughts.

  
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IGNITEME101 9/5/2014 6:42PM

    I have felt this same way, many times. emoticon

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ARIESGIRL71 9/1/2014 9:49AM

    Good attitude to have but if you ever need an ear or a shoulder i am here. I have reached my own wall so i do understand.

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THEGROOVYCHICK 8/18/2014 7:50PM

    That's a good attitude Jean! emoticon emoticon I'm not too busy. The kids are starting back to school on Wed. Message me anytime. emoticon

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MOMTO6CUTIES 8/18/2014 11:04AM

    You can do it I know you can :)

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/18/2014 9:01AM

    hi jean i am sorry you are feeling this way at the moment i wish there was something i could do to help apart from listen basically this is something that we have to do by ourselves in the long wrong.we are the ones who have to look for all the little blessing that are there in our lives and concentrate on them building them up the more we look for them and believe me when you look we have plenty to be grateful for and proud of.look at what you have achieved and are achieveing.not only are you manageing a house and family but at the same time studying for a better future for yourself and doing something about your health.you might not exceed it all the time 100 % but what you have achieved every little effort you have made came 100% from you and that is something to be proud of.i know i am proud to class you as a spark friend love.if i can help in any way let us know.take care and keep smiling but above all keep on keeping on.know you can do this emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 8/18/2014 7:41AM

    I agree with MARYBETH4884, just focus on 1 thing at a time. I started with the walking for a few minutes a day before graduating up to drinking the water and exercising. Slow steps will help you win this race.



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STEPH-KNEE 8/18/2014 7:13AM

    I feel the same way, we can turn this around, I know we can! emoticon

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 8/17/2014 9:24PM

    Don't beat yourself up. We all reach a wall at times. Just focus on one thing, one day at a time. What do they say? Rome wasn't conquered in a day?

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SINGINGLADY47 8/17/2014 7:59PM

    Please know that you can reach me anytime by Sparkmail if I can be of support or encouragement to you. It gets so hard some times to stay focused. I've been there too. You can do this. Don't look at the whole picture. Take one day at a time and commit to your journey for that one day. God bless, Judy

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MARYBETH4884 8/17/2014 7:07PM

    Maybe for now just focus one aspect of your journey. Make sure you get 10 or 20 minutes of exercise, or find a way to 5 fruits or veggies, or drink water. Sometimes life can just be too overwhelming to get everything in. Once a habit is established it is easier to add another. This journey isn't easy, if it was no one would need this site. You can make progress and we are here to support you! ((Hugs))

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BRAINBENTT 8/17/2014 7:05PM

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RHOOK20047 8/17/2014 6:58PM

    Great start. You need to start with accepting where you are and being happy with it. We all have something we need to chsnge or improve, so pick one thing at a time and ch as nge it and then when you get th r ough th a t, then start on something else. You can do it. You are making changes already, so build on it and you will see success.

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SERENE-BEAN 8/17/2014 6:45PM

    Great! Be kind to yourself, and keep doing your best.

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