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Health scare with my mom and my mother-in-law all in one weekend!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hi,

First of all, despite having had a four day weekend I really feel like I could use another four days to recoup! Oh dear - I think I will do my mind and my body a big favour tonight and go to bed early!

Anyway, the emotional turmoil started on Friday when my husband's mother (age 72) had a partial hysterectomy. John is the only child living in this province but his family has never been close so they figured they wouldn't tell him anything about it. He was worried because like he said she could have cancer and they would never tell him. So, although I'm not really close with his parents I went to their house last night to have a talk with his mom. I sat next to her bed (she is home from the hospital) and asked her what she had done. I explained that keeping John in the dark was really causing him to worry (and I guess in turn was stressing me). Thankfully she saw the the "light" and told me what she can done and promised to keep us informed.

At the same time this was going on, my own mom was preparing to have a colonscopy done this morning. She finds the preparation much worse than the actual test and has been worried sick about it. I took the day off work to accompany her and thankfully the news is great! No more suspicious growths! Yeah!

I guess that is why I'm tired? Although I didn't do any actual exercise today (other than loads of housework) I am thinking that I'm tired from the mental stress of "not knowing"

I did log my food in today's nutrition tracker as promised - I'm about 1000 calories UNDER but today is another day and I will try to improve tomorrow. I'm giving myself a pat on the back for using the nutrition tool because you all know how much I dread it!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful evening and a great week ahead!

  
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BOVEY63 11/15/2011 1:44PM

    Praying all is well with you MIL; and happy to hear your mom's tests came out so good.
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ZIPCONTROL 11/15/2011 1:48AM

  Thankful that all is well.

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Q8PRINCESS 11/15/2011 1:02AM

    emoticon What a weekend! Glad things are okay. Hard having both Mom's ill at the same time.

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JOANNANOW 11/15/2011 12:43AM

    Well done! You survived a difficult time and stuck to your goal. emoticon

Good to hear that your mother and mother in law are alright.

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CODEMAULER 11/14/2011 10:21PM

    You were an angel to help out both women; so glad that the news is good!

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KAYDE53 11/14/2011 9:04PM

    Glad everyone is okay! emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 11/14/2011 7:56PM

    You really deserve applause. You dealt with stressful situations, didn't use food to do that, and helped two important women in your life...and your husband.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/14/2011 7:53PM

    That is alot to worry about!!! I am glad things worked out with both Moms. Get some rest and destress

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HEALTHYBARB1 11/14/2011 6:51PM

    Glad everyone is doing well health wise and now you just need to take care of you and rest when you can!!! Smiles Barb

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CHUBRUB3 11/14/2011 6:41PM

    Hugs to you and to both your Moms.
Stress is so tiring!
Hugs,
Angela


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APIRLRAIN888 11/14/2011 6:31PM

    phew on good news

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/14/2011 5:39PM

    Susan, bless your heart! I was really upset the other day when I found out the day AFTER my mom had to go to the hospital for "bleeding" somewhere... ok, you guessed it. Anyway, my brother told me later that they didn't call me because she was having hemorrhoid problems and the reason she was kept overnight was because she pitched a fit because they wanted to take her "feel good" drugs away! Agggh! Guess I'll trust my dear brother to call me when I need to know stuff, huh? LOL

OH! And I hope both the moms are doing ok now! *hugs* Lori

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JUDITH316 11/14/2011 5:09PM

    I want you to know I'll be praying for you and your family, good that your Mother-in-law agreed to keep the family informed on how she is doing, great news on your Mom, I'm rejoicing with you.. good job on logging your food, I know it will get better for you, keep on sparking and keep on tracking, emoticon

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I joined a new challenge

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hi,

This is going to have to be short and sweet and to the point. I need help with meals and using the nutrition tracker so I joined the Official Healthy Cooking Challenge. I am pretty confident that I have the exercise and water consumption entrenched as habits so now it is to tackle my biggest fear....the nutrition tracker. It has to be done so I'm about to do it! Wish me luck!

Susan

  
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BRIGHTPENNY 11/15/2011 1:48PM

    Great idea! Like others have said, tracking nutrition and exercise every day key to weight loss!!
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MAMAPOSTIE 11/15/2011 2:21AM

    What a coincidence I joined the same team on Sunday. We can work on it together. I get my shopping delivered once a week and have tried to only include healthy choices. I'm hoping it will give me that extra spurt I need.

Would be great to hear if you pick up any great new recipies

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ZIPCONTROL 11/15/2011 1:52AM

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GLORYANDME 11/14/2011 7:00PM

    emoticon Best of luck emoticon New challenges are great because they mix things up . . . help us to keep from getting bored. Enjoy your new challenge!

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MOMGABE 11/14/2011 1:33PM

    Today I decided it was time to recommit to logging my food and I happened to see your blog. Talk about divine intervention. I could have written what you wrote word for word. Thanks for sharing.

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KANSASROSE67 11/14/2011 1:09PM

    The nutrition tracker is what made all the difference for me. You can do this!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/14/2011 10:52AM

    You will do it!!! You really are doing great!!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/14/2011 10:24AM

    I know you can do it! I'll enjoy reading your updates! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 11/14/2011 6:51AM

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NEWMAC2011 11/13/2011 11:19PM

    Once you get into entering your food you'll see how easy it is! Once you've entered the foods into your favorites, it's simple to click & add them to the tracker. It'll make a big difference!

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Q8PRINCESS 11/13/2011 10:43PM

    Come on over here and do your challenge! Hey, if you are going to cook you might as well cook for me at the same time.
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BOVEY63 11/13/2011 10:33PM

    Good luck!
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KAYDE53 11/13/2011 10:04PM

    emoticon emoticon Good luck!

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CHUBRUB3 11/13/2011 8:46PM

    YOu will do great Susan!
Hugs,
Angela
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THETURTLEBEAR 11/13/2011 8:13PM

    Woo hoo - you will be GREAT!!

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JOANNANOW 11/13/2011 7:55PM

    The nutrition tracker takes a little time but once you have a good favorites list it takes less time and lately I've been adding recipes that I use a lot to the groups and that makes it easier too. Today I just copied all the things we ate on Oct 1st to Nov. 13th and that made it so easy! The more you use it the less time consuming it becomes. Go for it! emoticon emoticon

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CODEMAULER 11/13/2011 7:52PM

    I can't wait to read more about what you are learning / accomplishing!

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_LINDA 11/13/2011 7:18PM

    Good for you! The only way to tackle it is jumping in with both feet -enjoy yourself!
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CROOKEDLETTER 11/13/2011 6:35PM

    Good luck!

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    Good luck! Great move :-) emoticon

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    Good luck! emoticon emoticon

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    Good luck!
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HLOCHRIDGE 11/13/2011 3:34PM

    Good luck!!!!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/13/2011 3:29PM

    Awesome!!!

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You have to be one to know one - an online friend that is!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hi,

So, I'm calling this past week my week of self-discovery and I've had several watershed moments. As some of you will realize, I've really struggled this week to keep up with my commitment to a healthy lifestyle and I'm feeling the effects ever so bad.

I won't rehash the "bad" things I did but I will pat myself on the back for a) not giving up and b) for walking 6 km each the past two days. I can only go forward and I can't take back this week so there is no point in letting it get to me.

Monday is my start over day (I know there is always tomorrow but I feel better starting fresh on Mondays) and I am making plans already to get myself back into the loop. I know that within a few days of eating healthier and making time for exercise that I will start to feel better both physically and mentally! Who knew that it could be so easy!

Which brings up the whole point of my blog - I've been a terrible online friend to most of you. I've written blogs and eagerly look to see how many of you have responded yet I haven't taken the time to read your blogs or to be as supportive to you as I know I can be!



I feel like I've taken advantage of you and I would like to apologize for being a one-sided SparkFriend! That is my vow this upcoming week - to renew my SparkFriendships! I am so looking forward to catching up!

Susan

  
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BRIGHTPENNY 11/15/2011 1:56PM

    I agree with what every one has said! Life moves us along and we also make it happen. Priorities change as they should, keep your eye on the prize dear Susan, for the friendships are here, are supportive, but it's that equation of what goes in minus exercise expenditure = weight loss.
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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/14/2011 11:14AM

    I am glad you decided to move forward and not beat yourself up!!! I have also been a so so Sparkfriend. Life gets in the way and I tend to fall behind. Right now you need to concentrate on your journey.....I am here if you need me.

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SCOOTERGIRLOZ 11/14/2011 3:55AM

    Always felt your presence since sparking together. I think everyone contributes when it is right for them to do so. Life needs time to happen.

Look after yourself first so that you can look after others.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 11/13/2011 9:00AM

    No worries!! Life happens to us all. emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 11/13/2011 8:56AM

    No worries! I'm glad you're making plans and will be ready to tackle the new week. I don't think any of us can really keep up with everybody, we'd have to be chained to the website. Spark on!
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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 11/13/2011 4:23AM

   
Life gets in the way!!!

Sometimes time is not on your side and you just can't do what you want to.

We all have those times and nobody worries if you don't contact them for a couple of weeks or so.

True friends are always together in spirit

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_LINDA 11/12/2011 11:54PM

    Way to go starting fresh with no regrets but just keeping your eyes on the prize.
Everyone here understands real life gets hectic and makes it hard to keep up with a lot of online friends. I know when I go into the hospital and out of internet service, I will be missing all my buddies' activities and blogs and will struggle trying to catch up using my Step dad's slow connection. But everyone will understand. I will set my feed to blogs only again to give myself a fighting chance not to take a week to catch up lol. It does seem like when I am away for a bit, I miss someone's crisis or difficult day and I hate that, but life is life. We can't be on here 24/7..
We all know you are a supportive friend Susan,,
Have a Super Sunday!
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KAYDE53 11/12/2011 11:21PM

    I enjoy reading your blogs, don't worry about it! I don't write blogs myself very often, I get more out of reading others. We all do what we can, when we can!! Have a great week! emoticon

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BOVEY63 11/12/2011 11:09PM

    Don't worry - you have had a lot going on, and your friends understand. Take care sweetie!
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JOANNANOW 11/12/2011 11:03PM

    I love your blogs and haven't felt neglected so stop beating yourself up!! I'm still so impressed with the number of km you walk! I hope you are having a happy healthy weekend.
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Q8PRINCESS 11/12/2011 10:29PM

    I think that everyone does that. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with everyone especially when your real life days get busy.

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APIRLRAIN888 11/12/2011 9:25PM

    you got SP the way you SP... but giving some support back is never a bad thing ;p
i just happen to like reading all my friends blog, I don't go looking for other blogs, unless the title jumps out at me... I have a hard time keeping up with my listed friends

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CHUBRUB3 11/12/2011 9:01PM

    Susan, we all lead busy lives and do what we can. You don't hear us complaining! We are here regardless.
Hugs,
Angela
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GOOZLEBEAR 11/12/2011 8:29PM

    You are just fine as a Spark Friend, I don't feel like you haven't been as good a friend as you think you should!!!! We all get busy and it is hard to keep up!!! I saw that you added me as a friend. Thank you for that add. I had added you to my friend's list awhile back!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday and I enjoyed reading your blog!!!

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IMIN2GENES 11/12/2011 8:27PM

    Nobody is keeping count! We all have times when we can spend more time on SP and times when we can't. We're friends! That's what really counts.
Chris

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YIWEN39 11/12/2011 8:12PM

    Cheering you on for your start over emoticon emoticon

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STEINERMOM 11/12/2011 7:42PM

  Glad that I read your blog. We are all doing the best we can in moving forward on our own path and supporting others as well. Sounds like you need support and we are glad to be here to offer it. I am sure that you support many others as well.

I have been reading "100 days of weight loss motivation" and it is really helping me to stay on focus. You can go to www.100dayschallenge.com to print out free materials if you are interested.

Take care.

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ERIKO1908 11/12/2011 7:21PM

    I'm gonna second THETURTLEBEAR's comment that it is never a balance sheet!! (and if it is with some those friendships should really have a closer look taken at them!! (IMHO)) We all need different stuff at different times...and we all have different amounts of energy and time to give...period!!

I'm happy to hear you are taking it forward...that is the only way to go, my dear Spark Friend!!

Happy Sparking!! I hope your week is wonderful!!

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HEALTHYBARB1 11/12/2011 7:00PM

    We all have weeks that require us to start over...thank God for Mondays!!! I am blessed to have you as a sparkfriend! Thanks for the Blog and the reminder that we all need to look at the right things we do and count our blessings! Have a great weekend! Hugs Barb
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THETURTLEBEAR 11/12/2011 6:37PM

    It is never a balance sheet. Instead it's more like a teeter-totter with friends, and I for one consider you a fabulous friend.

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GOANNA2 11/12/2011 5:29PM

    I feel the same and just look forward to catching up from time to to time.
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Falling off the bandwagon and picking up the pieces - picture

Thursday, November 10, 2011



Hi,

Can anybody make sense of my logic? I have had a horribly busy week and I feel like crap mainly because I haven't been exercising and I am eating crap. Who knew! And why am I not surprised?!

The last time I had a really good workout was a week ago - or three large bags of Baked Lays chips later. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were spent decorating the car dealership and we were all exhausted. Mind you the $500 I made was a nice bonus but the migraine I developed on Sunday night wasn't so great. I ended up staying off work on Monday and the rest of the week has sort of gone downhill from there.

So what am I going to do? Whine and give up? I thought about it for a millisecond before visions of you all swarmed my head and I'm proud to say I'm picking up where I left off a week ago. Sure those chips tasted good but the way they made me feel didn't. I've been exhausted with absolutely no energy so I've proved that for me exericse indeed does give me energy.

I'm picking up the pieces and moving on - watch out because I'm back from my week long hiatus!

  
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GOANNA2 11/12/2011 5:27PM

    Moving forward is the way to go. I know you can do this emoticon

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LUVMYCRAZYKIDS 11/12/2011 10:03AM

    Isn't funny how this journey makes us so much more self-aware? Before you might not have given a thought to eating chips and not exercising! Now you are recognizing where you have gone astray and are able to fix it!

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ZIPCONTROL 11/12/2011 8:08AM

  Hey ! Atleast you picked yourself up. Imagine if you just kept wallowing in a pile of Lays potato chips..... emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/11/2011 10:10PM

    WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!

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IMIN2GENES 11/11/2011 4:45PM

    emoticon Way to go! Congrats on moving forward and not looking back.
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HEALTHYBARB1 11/11/2011 1:48PM

    Funny! I have been craving and eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and lays potato chips for lunch all week....hope to curb the craving it by just fitting it with my daily calories and I still want more!!! Something about fall makes me want the lunch I use to take to school when I was a kid!!! Take care of you and recommit to getting back on your get healthy plan...exercise will make you feel better!!! Just do it!! Smiles!!

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BOVEY63 11/11/2011 11:39AM

    Great job on picking up the pieces!
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Now go play outside!

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You know what to do! Go for it!
Hugs,
Angela

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    emoticonYou'll get right back on track, I know you will!!! emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 11/10/2011 10:48PM

    I love the role of a sugar plum fairy. Am already enjoying a happy, happy dance. Sparkers are so very flexible in that we know how to make amends by beginning again.

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CROOKEDLETTER 11/10/2011 9:51PM

    Kudos for picking yourself up, dusting yourself off and getting back in the game again! That is the trick- not getting bogged down in woulda, coulda, shouldas, but saying that's what I did, this is what I want to do, and hear I go!

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ERIKO1908 11/10/2011 9:47PM

    We all fall...what we do when we fall is the difference!! I applaud you for getting back up so soon & knowing what you must do to continue on!!

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YIWEN39 11/10/2011 8:31PM

    Woohoo, you're back ;-) Congrats on picking yourself up :-)


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APIRLRAIN888 11/10/2011 5:56PM

    Lol love the pic

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KANSASROSE67 11/10/2011 2:36PM

    We've all been there! Knowing why you don't feel great and doing something about it is the smart move...best wishes!

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CALGARYNEWF 11/10/2011 2:35PM

    I've had the same kind of week Susan, actually more like 10 days. My good eating habits and concistent exercise have both found themselves at the bottom of my priority list every day for the last little while.

Time to change that!!!!Tonight I am headed to the gym, no matter what!!!! No more excuses. You're absolutely right, I feel tired and really blah!!! Definately time tpo get back on track!

Peggy

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TEMPEST272002 11/10/2011 12:07PM

    We all have these little slumps. It's a measure of how far you've come that you were able to make the connections you have & get back on track pretty quickly. When we really take it in, the lesson is a powerful one: What we eat and how we move MATTERS. Take care of ourselves & we feel energetic, confident, emotionally balanced. Don't take care of ourselves & we feel pain, lethargy and self-loathing.

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_LINDA 11/10/2011 11:32AM

    The old stress eating monster got you! It happens to all of us and you saw how you felt. You will feel better once back to your healthy habits (and the work overload that stressed you out is over). Go for a nice long nature walk and enjoy the fresh air and rejuvenate and connect with yourself again. I enjoy all my indoor cardio, but nothing beats hikes outside, and I am sure missing them!!
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JOANNANOW 11/10/2011 10:39AM

    Hi Susan
So glad you are ready to pick up the pieces and carry on. It seems like we have to slide back in order to reassess and carry on. Finding out that poor eating and no exercise feels awful will reinforce your determination. When I look at my spark journey I see that in 18 months 18 pounds disappeared. It may seem like pretty slow progress but the ups and downs account for the numerical result. I would have done better without backsliding but I learned a lot about myself and it isn't a race. Anyhow you are on the right track and giving up isn't an option so get out there and enjoy snowy dog walks and keep smiling! emoticon PS: Thanks for your sweet comments my mother would have been happy to hear you like my name so much! emoticon

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CODEMAULER 11/10/2011 9:54AM

    No whining! No quitting! Quitting is for quitters!

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(Remember your beauty secret!)

Get yourself back on track; you'll feel better in no time!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/10/2011 9:32AM

    Susan, I hope I don't blow up your blog feed, but I just felt I wanted to share this song with you because 1. I love it. 2. I know you'll love it. 3. Your blog made me think of it. 4. It says so much about real life. Love you!

http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=taGHl78A8a4

How did I get here standing in a mess that I have made?
Little by little adding to the chaos everyday
I know it's time, it's time to come clean
I know it's time, it's time to come clean

Boxes full of things I've shuffled and shifted place to place
All the years of me, everything I want to keep and throw away
I know it's time, it's time to come clean
I know it's time, it's time to come clean

I empty out the pieces
And I put them where they go

But where do they go?
Where do they go?
Does anything in me know?
Where do they go?

I'm finding what I've covered and holding it up to the morning light
I'm opening my life a little at a time and it's all right
'Cause it takes time, it takes time to come clean
Yeah, and I know it's time, it's time to come clean

I'm picking up the pieces
And I put them where they go

But where do they go?
Where do they go?
Does anything in me know?
Where do they go?
Where do they go?

I'm picking up the pieces

So where do they go?
Where do they go?
I wanna know just where do they go?
Where do they go

Because I need to know
Just where do they go? Where do they go?
I've got to know just where do they go?
Where do they go? Will I ever know?

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OUBACHE 11/10/2011 8:51AM

    I was just thinking this morning how I've hardly eaten any vegetables all week and today I'm feeling sluggish, tired, and just kind of bad. What we eat really does make a difference in how we feel. All we can do is pick up the pieces (love the illustration) and try to get back on track. We're worth the extra effort, and we CAN do better. Good luck to you!

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Insider secrets to looking fabulous at any age - instructions included

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Hello!

Okay, let's be honest and put your hand up if you eagerly clicked on the link to this blog because you are discreetly looking for any and all secrets to looking fabulous! I'm not being judgemental because I've been there too....caught in a line up at the grocery store with nothing to do put peruse the glossy magazine covers staring at you. Not only are the models usually airbrushed to unbelievable perfection but the large print jumping off the page never once says "its okay, you are fine as you are" or "be happy the way you look". NO, these article titles are far more likely to belittle you into thinking "YOU are not okay the way you look" or "You have to do this, this and this before you can ever be happy". I won't even go into the article titles that make us all think we are inadequate mothers, wives, daughters, friends, homemakers, workers, etc, etc,

So, what makes you feel fabulous or have you ever felt fabulous? I always cringed at that word - fabulous but since joining Spark I view it as reaching my potential. Be that with physical appearance or whatever. It took a 7 year old girl to point out to me this weekend that everybody can be fabulous and it doesn't have anything to do with your income, martial status, job or even your beauty.

My friend's granddaughter looked at me over the weekend and said, you know when I grow up I hope I turn out like you and my nan. We asked what she meant and she said, " I love how you are beautiful on the inside because that is what really counts". WOW! I actually got a cold shiver when she said that and my eyes welled up with tears. I couldn't speak for a minute and I asked her why she felt I was beautiful on the inside and she said because I always take the time to smile even when people don't smile back. I'm not sure about her logic but I do try to smile because you just don't know what people around you are going through. The situation will still be just as bad once the memory of the smile has faded but it just make a small difference to both of you.

So my number one trick to looking fabulous is to smile. The second one is to laugh - be it at even at yourself or with others. As long as you are not laughing at others!

Here is the rest of my list:

3. Complain less and be thankful more
4. Hug somebody - it can be yourself
5. Get some fresh air
6. Drink your water
7. Try to grab some sleep
8. Treat your body like a temple. Feed it what it needs to be strong and healthy
9. Move your body - every bit of exercise helps
10. See your flaws as beauty marks - they are what make you special!


Notice something about my list of ten? Not one idea is a fad, not one thing is going to cost you an arm and a leg and not one is impossible to for any of us to do! Not only will you look fabulous but you will look fabulous too....now, how is that for free advice!

  
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BRIGHTPENNY 11/10/2011 11:49PM

    I love your list! It is so real and true! You do have a great smile and you are so right... you don't ever know if your smile might mean the difference between a good day, great day or the decision not to carry on at all for someone... A smile is a gift, one that as you say costs little. So for those of us who can smile, please do. I understand that for some, circumstances may be such that to smile is near impossible ... it is for you and those like you, that those of us who can, direct our smile ...so that you will want to carry on with this wonderful life we all can choose to embrace. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OUBACHE 11/10/2011 8:53AM

    A great list! Thanks for sharing.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 11/10/2011 12:58AM

    emoticonYour tips are very easy and doable,so why don't i give it a try,I will! Thank you soo much for this post,you make this so easy sounding! emoticon emoticonDiana

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ANNCHER 11/9/2011 9:42AM

    Good blog! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

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ZIPCONTROL 11/9/2011 9:33AM

  Loved it !!

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NEWMAC2011 11/9/2011 9:02AM

    That's a great list!

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JSPEED4 11/9/2011 7:38AM

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MOSTMOM1 11/9/2011 6:40AM

    What a fab little girl!
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MAMAPOSTIE 11/9/2011 2:40AM

    Spot on and what a wonderful grand daughter your friend has to see your inner beauty so clearly - very perseptive. So many people are being brought up to think the outside look is so important and all that counts. The way you behave towards others and to yourself has far more impact in the long run.

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_LINDA 11/8/2011 11:48PM

    I second that. I absolutely get a boost when I see your photo on my friend feed, e-mail and blogs. You have a very warm friendly smile that just lights up your whole being. The little girl got it bang on!!
Keep on being your fabulous self! Spark on!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/8/2011 11:48PM

    What great tips!!!! I plan on using them!!!

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Q8PRINCESS 11/8/2011 11:48PM

    So where is the plastic surgery on your list?

I had surgery a few years ago (medical reasons), after they pulled out the drain tube I was rethinking the idea of plastic surgery. Not an experience I would WANT to repeat.

Your list is great.

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EJOY-EVELYN 11/8/2011 11:13PM

    I can tell that good food, good eating, and good moving has not changed my inward beauty. I have noticed that I finally have found that I can finally and consistently treat my temple with the respect that it deserves. And in doing so, can worship with heightened love, mercy, and grace. It takes walking with the right ones. Great blog . . . keep smiling!

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IMIN2GENES 11/8/2011 9:59PM

    Good advice!
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KAYDE53 11/8/2011 9:56PM

    You're so right!!! emoticon

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BOVEY63 11/8/2011 9:55PM

    Love the free advice ~ so simple and yet very effective. Much better than those eye-catching magazines at the check-out counter.
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What a sweet little 7-year old, and wise for her young age.

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DHAYDEN91 11/8/2011 9:55PM

    Thanks for the fabulous perspective on the important things. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/8/2011 9:27PM

    I completely agree with you! Even smile lines and wrinkles look 100 times better than no wrinkles at all, in my opinion! emoticon

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CROOKEDLETTER 11/8/2011 8:11PM

    Fabulous!

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LUVMYCRAZYKIDS 11/8/2011 7:06PM

    emoticon Great advice!

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YIWEN39 11/8/2011 7:00PM

    That's great :-) Thanks for sharing :-)
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TEMPEST272002 11/8/2011 5:20PM

    What a lovely little girl. She's absolutely right, you are beautiful. I smile every time I see your photo. Love the beauty tips!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/8/2011 5:12PM

    lol love it

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JOANNANOW 11/8/2011 3:50PM

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I hear you! You are still the queen of positive thinking! Your beautiful insides are shining through on to the net. Thanks for your wonderful powerful ideas today. Sending hugs emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 11/8/2011 3:08PM

    You are beautiful on the inside AND the outside!

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