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SparkFriends may come and go BUT this is YOUR journey

Monday, August 06, 2012


I admit I have become despondent in the past when certain SparkFriends of mine have a) stopped posting, b) removed me as a friend, and c) deleted their Spark accounts all together.

We all know how busy and hectic our own lives get at times so why do we suspect that our SparkFriends are no different? Our priorities change and we really have to stop blaming our lack of success on lack of support by virtual friends who we may never actually meet.

I'm guilty as charged with regards to that last statement and I will be the first one to admit that I kinda (ok, a whole lot of) secretly played the blame game. You know, where you go, well, I posted a blog and so and so didn't respond so I'm just a complete failure. Or is that my low self-esteem talking?

Maybe the friends you don't hear from just need some support right now or they might even need a Spark break. I have about ten or fifteen core friends who have stood by me in good times and in bad. Sometimes I feel so guilty when I read that they have commented on a blog and it has been ages since I was in touch with them. As much as I appreciate their contact, maybe I am not at that point right now where I can contact them back and they are fine with that. Now, that is what I call true friendship.

So here is a bouquet of flowers for my core friends emoticon emoticon emoticon and I think you know who you are!!!

I have other friends, who I would love to hear from more often but that is just the way life is. It doesn't mean that I don't think of them or wish them 100% success. I am not mean....I might be many things but I hope I am not mean!

Because this is MY journey I am focusing on what works for me. I might not be running marathons (although I would love to run one day!), I might not spend endless hours at the gym (I have to get back to some basic ST), and my nutritional intake might not be where some of you are.....but this is about ME.

I have to applaud each step I make in the right direction and forget all those where I slipped and tripped.

Today's goals- drink my water (done)
deep condition my hair (in the process....I'm such the fright to look at now with a shower cap on)
I ate a really healthy lunch
I have supper planned out
I am Sparking
I am taking the dogs out for a hike tonight (we walked 5km last night)
And, I lost two pounds since last week

So, remember this is YOUR journey. Nobody can do it for us (unfortunately!) and if they could I would be a skimpy size 6 now instead of a skimpy sized 20! ha! I applaud each of you on the steps that you are making on your own journey....and hey, I might even get in touch. I am so bad with that right now!

Hugs to you all. I want each of you who reads this to smile brightly and know that somewhere I am thinking about you! emoticon

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JOANNANOW 8/10/2012 10:54AM

    Hi Susan,
I have been lax about sparking and about food. It is wonderful to find you reaching out and in such a good frame of mind. I have been swimming almost every day and that for me is perfection. My grand daughter is visiting from Southern BC and it was a wonderful surprise when she showed up! I'm not sure why I am in such a bad rut with food but the swimming is a good thing so I am not getting down on myself.
I know I will come around eventually and I am rolling with the flow for now.
I'm so glad you are doing so well now. emoticon

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    WOW! First blog I've read in a long, long time, and I'm glad it was YOURS!!! emoticon
Hey, and thanks for the flowers cuz I KNOW I'm at the TOP emoticon
Susan, you are SO RIGHT! I am very often (when I am regular and plugged in to SP) the one who frets and berates herself when others don't respond or comment the way I'd hoped they would! SILLY ME! emoticon

Anyway, this IS a journey EACH of us make, and hopefully, we can remember that it isn't about what OTHERS think of us (even though they think far better of us than we probably ever imagined!)!

Your blog was fantastic, my dear, dear friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 8/8/2012 1:45AM

    Marathons are not for me. As a person who loves to dovetail (workout while reading, driving, and listening or watching a great program), I can't find myself wanting to go to the gym. You can do this because you deserve it.

I know I go in spurts when it comes to Facebook and I seem to be ending a busy spurt where I felt the need to let the world know just where I was (with a photo, naturally). Just because one of my brothers tells people when he goes to the gym to Spin, or go to a major league baseball game or sports function, doesn't mean I have to. Am glad to be working gently in the background to regain my 5-lb cushion (may take several more weeks).

By the way, know that you're not alone . . . part of me still regrets that my original "best SparkFriend" left her Spark three times to reinvent herself and was not here when I celebrated my 100-lb weight loss. I still miss her and pray that she finds her way to wanting good health (without all the work of dieting some of us put on ourselves).
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ANGGEL40 8/7/2012 10:00PM

    Thank you..because I just recently blogged about something like this..and you are right it's my journey and I don't have to depend on no one but myself and God to make it through...I was blaming others for lack of support..but I see I am my biggest supporter..Awesome Blog and Good Luck on your journey...God Bless!

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LYNNWILK2 8/7/2012 5:51PM

    So true Susan, we can believe in our friends and be there for them whenever possible. But our individual journey's are just that.

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GLORYANDME 8/7/2012 9:49AM

    Your blog reminds me of the rhyme:
Make new friends but keep the old
some are silver and the others gold!
Best wishes on your journey! You are doing great!
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HOPESINGH 8/7/2012 5:26AM

    I can identify so much with what you're saying. I used to do that too - measure how much "love" I get from friends, and see how it compares to what they give others. And then obviously assume it's all my fault.
Another thing - is it possible that at the end of they day, you remember more and suffer more because of what you didn't get, than what you did get? Another familiar bad habit.

Continue your journey for you, many of us will still be here to cheer you on! emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 8/7/2012 1:47AM

    Sometimes people are just in your life for a short while but you still get something special by knowing them.

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KAYDE53 8/6/2012 9:09PM

    emoticonon your weight loss!!!! emoticon Sounds like you're doing great at goal setting & sticking to them! I try to keep up with my SP friends as best I can, although this has been a rough summer for me, lots of things going on. I've taken several short one or two day breaks this summer, which I don't usually do, but I just needed it this year. But when weeks go into months & years, then the person usually has given up or quit & that's too bad, but I have had Spark friends show up again after really long absences & start over.

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JLITT62 8/6/2012 5:44PM

    Sometimes I have nothing to say . . . sometimes if I don't read a blog right away I get unsubscribed & have to remember to resubscribe . . . for me blogs are tbe core of SP, but not for e erroneous -- we're all different.

Here's to great spark buddies!

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ANGRITTER 8/6/2012 5:35PM

    Oh, Susan. When am I coming up there again? Seems like you need a swift kick in the caboose to get you happy again! LOL

I love your blogs, I have enjoyed everything you ave written on my pictures and my page. You are right... we are a LOT alike. Always looking for a modicum of trouble to get into, and ever ready to led the helping hand or say something to get someone laughing and on the right track.

I think you are amazing, so cut yourself some slack and enjoy. I love the fact that you are doing 5k with the pups evenings. And I wish I could just get up and walk (to the fridge - JK)! I can't do any cardio right now, and I would gladly walk YOU and your pups if I had my way about it!

Hug yourself really tight and know that we care about you and we won't let you float away.

Whenever I can, I try to go back and check people's pages to see what they are up to and sometimes just to drop a line to those who have not been on in a while. Usually when someone drops out of sight for some time, they are feeling down or just done with it... until the next time they try.

I have to work my way through all of your photos, but I'll get there!

Big ((((HUGS)))) to you!

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CHLOE453 8/6/2012 5:31PM

    Beautiful blog Susan. You are so right this journey is totally for YOU!! We can help each other along the way but ultimately you are the one that matters most.

You are right about Sparkfriends, many come and go in time. I have a bad tendency that if the person has not logged on for the past 50 days, I usually delete them (that probably is not a good idea huh).

I love how you made up "today"s goals" that is really something that I should think about since right now I have no goals other than losing weight....nothing motivational, no rewards.....I will work on that.

Thank you so much for being such a good Sparkfriend, it means so much to me. Congrats on the 2 lb loss...see we are doing it!!!! Have a wonderful evening.....Kelly

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POPSY190 8/6/2012 3:43PM

    Sometimes people let you know when and why they are leaving, which is good. Sometimes they even come back! I think for a number Spark becomes another try-out that just doesn't work for them. I think your view of "core" is the best way to go as you get to know them better and they are less likely to just disappear.
But the best bit of this blog is hearing of your success in planning and carrying out (with canine love and support emoticon emoticon) your own healthy life. Kia kaha, Susan

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KANSASROSE67 8/6/2012 3:35PM

    You're right...we have to remember that Spark is a tool and that not everyone uses it in the same way. And how I use it changes as my life ebbs and flows. Right now I'm going through a time where I'm probably "taking" more than I'm giving, but I know that balance will change again eventually.

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    Well put (from someone who isn't on as much as she used to be, but still values her Spark Friends like YOU).

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    I'm smiling brightly!

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BOVEY63 8/6/2012 2:11PM

    Great plan for today!
Happy to be on this journey with you!
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_LINDA 8/6/2012 1:36PM

    You are so right Susan. This is your journey, your life, your weight loss goals. Its wonderful to have Spark friends to interact with, but sometimes life does get in the way and they can't be there for you 24/7. Like you say true friends will always check in here and there where they can and generally hang around or let you know if they are going away or will be away for a long absence. But this is really about you and what you can do for YOU. The tools on this website are wonderful for that and you can interact with others as much or as little as you feel like. Sometimes, you may just need some space.
Just know that when ever you 'disappear" or take time off for a while, my thoughts will be with you, hoping you can make it out of the latest depressive episode or can get through what ever bad problem has gotten in your way.
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ILOVEMALI 8/6/2012 1:35PM

    I also worry about people who disappear. I try not to take anything personally, but I do recognize that I'm not a very good team member because of my life time constraints and because I don't think that I've ever been a good team member. I've subscribed to your blog and to other blogs so I can try to "keep up. "

Please know that I am sending moral support even when I don't check in! Xoxo

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ANNCHER 8/6/2012 1:29PM

    I know what you mean. I wonder about some of the SP friends I have met & then I have not heard from them any more. Sometimes I get too busy to post myself.

I just hope everyone is happy & reaching goals they want to accomplish.
Have a great day! Hugs! emoticon

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Tomorrow is going to be a great day....if I have anything to do with it

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Dear Self,

Yet another letter to you, my friend, to help you realize that you are worth the effort of making little changes to your lifestyle. In the end, it will all be so worthwhile. But, in reality, there is no "end", for a healthy lifestyle has to be, just that, a lifestyle.

Right now, you are concentrating on what you are doing wrong. Yes, you weigh more than you ever have before but you've also gained the knowledge on what you have to do to change that. You've been eating like a piggy and you know that if you continue this you will end up with a four-axe handle width arse emoticon and that look is so last year!

So, what have you done today that is good? Well, you made the oatmeal mix that was featured in the SparkPeople cookbook. Didn't you feel healthier just by making it? If you eat a bowl of that each morning you will be off to a good start. You also have a healthy supper planned out and have drank your water. Tonight you will go for a walk with the dogs and then you will go to bed happy, that for today, you made good choices.

Tomorrow can be a great day as well - it all comes down to how you plan and deal with it. Yes, you are having your first weigh in and you know it isn't going to be a good one but that one step is getting you closer to your goals.

I love you chickie!

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ANGRITTER 8/6/2012 5:27PM

    And we love you too!!! don't forget about us! And your doggies love you too!

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_LINDA 8/6/2012 1:19AM

    Great self talk! Way to work it!! You WILL have a Marvelous Monday -because you are planning it to be so!
You go girl!!
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Q8PRINCESS 8/6/2012 12:16AM

    It reminds me of the Irish Rovers song "Years May Come, Years May Go"

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KAYDE53 8/5/2012 9:21PM

    Good blog! Yep, it's just one day at a time!!! Have a great tomorrow! emoticon

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SUSANS706 8/5/2012 7:15PM

    Day by day, that's all we can do!! Great post!!! You can do it!!!!

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SHEILA-45 8/5/2012 6:35PM

    Love your sense of humor Susan! I think we all need to have a little chat with ourselves from time to time... emoticon You're doing great emoticon

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POPSY190 8/5/2012 6:07PM

    Terrific bit of self-talk. emoticon

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ILOVEMALI 8/5/2012 5:10PM

    My self thinks that your self is pretty darn great!

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BLACK741 8/5/2012 4:48PM

    so true day by day and choice by choice we get to where we are going. Good luck on your choices and your days and so glad you have the dogs to walk with!

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GAYLE-G-63 8/5/2012 4:27PM

    LOL @ and that look is so last year!


What a great blog! I'm struggling and this really did brighten my outlook. Thank you so much for sharing! You're a doll!!!


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OFFICIALOLDY 8/5/2012 3:12PM

    We do take it day by day, don't we? Each day has it's own victories and setbacks. So we celebrate the victories and learn from the setbacks! Weigh in are just one picture of one point in time. Good luck tomorrow .... and next week ...... and the week after.... and so on.

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Our little Maddy is showing signs of canine depression - is there such a thing?

Thursday, August 02, 2012


As many of you know we have recently adopted our third rescue dog. She is really a sweet little girl who was brought to our local clinic to be put to sleep for no other reason than the owners were moving and thought moving would be easier just keeping one dog.

We've only had Ginger for one month but she is so attached to me. I cannot move without her following behind and whenever I sit down (toilet included!) she is trying to crawl into my arms. Needless to say she sleeps on top of me as well. That being said, at the dog park or out for an off leash run she does leave my side and does some exploring on her own (which I am very glad for)

Problem is with Maddy. For my new friends, Maddy is our rescued Pomeranian who came into our lives about four years ago at age two. We are his third family and he didn't know what it is like to be cuddled or held. He is very attached to me but is aloof most of the time. If he is scared or worried though he is on to me like stink.

We've noticed that Maddy is becoming despondent and doesn't want to eat unless we sit by him and actually hand feed him! We are doing our best to make sure that each dog (we have a middle "child" - Louisa - a rescued yellow lab) gets some undivided attention from each of us. When we go for walks Maddy is completely normal (or as normal as a Pom can get! emoticon) but when we get home he looks miserable.

We think it is because Ginger is in my lap (I've been watching a lot of the Olympics) but when I ask Maddy to get up he refuses....even when I put Ginger down. I hate to see Maddy like this but we are not giving Ginger away so I kind of think he has to come around a bit. Am I being too harsh with him? I love him with all of my heart.

If it continues, we will have to take him to the clinic but I am hoping one of my SparkFriends has dealt with this before.

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ANGRITTER 8/4/2012 9:39PM

    Well, I say! Glad to see Maddy on the mend! But who isn't better with anti-depressants? It's like a Skittle party at my house... all the different colored pills!

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JLITT62 8/3/2012 5:27AM

    I have no words of wisdom other than I think he will come around in time.

Have you let him miss a meal? One missed meal won't harm him, but I think hand feeding could be setting yourself up for trouble.

Chester is overly attached to me, but he will basically walk all over Lola to lay on me (altho he's a bit wary of laying next to simba). Luckily Lola adores Chester & basically let's him do whatever he wants.

Here's hoping Maddy comes around sooner rather than later!

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EVWINGS 8/3/2012 3:02AM

    My mother's dog had depression with not eating, not playing, etc. when my mama went to a nursing home. The vet prescribed something for him and he was a lot better. Depression in dogs is real. We have four boys in our pack. They each get along very well. All four are rescues. What really helped is we always take the others with us whenever we get a new one. They seem to think it is their job to protect the new one. Plus they don't feel threatened because we didn't leave them. Our two little ones share me. It took a bit, but they are fine. They will both get under my quilt - one on each side of me, but once in awhile they will be nose to nose. They all have their own carriers but the smallest is starting to go into his brother's at night!! The other dog doesn't seem to mind. When they eat, the older one waits for the little guy to eat first.

Good luck and I hope it is just an adjustment problem.

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Q8PRINCESS 8/3/2012 2:38AM

    They all have to adjust and find their new place in the pack. I don't know much about it but I suppose I'd try to give some special time with Maddy just ot let her know that she still counts. Ginger sounds like Lucy Bella, who follows me around all the time. Now she's been here a few months, she seems to feel more secure and I can actually go to the bathroom by myself. The vet said she probable didn't get enough human interaction as a pup so is so focused on people.

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GAYLE-G-63 8/2/2012 11:02PM

    I haven't had dogs in a long time, but I have to agree with many of the other posts. It sounds like jealousy to me. Gussie, our older cat who we had first, will sulk if Beanie is even sitting next to me. He'll come to me, but if looks could kill Beanie would be dead! Other than that, they get along swimmingly! =)

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ANGRITTER 8/2/2012 8:32PM

    Check Maddy's ears and make sure he doesn't have a tiny ear infection. When we brought Jackson home, he was acting like that a but, but we finally found out that he had an ear infection even though his ears were clean.

Also, try dripping a treat in peanut butter and see if you can get him to come up on your lap to spend some time. If he's jealous, the peanut butter should do it. And sometimes rescues just have a harder time adjusting.

Keep with it, I am sure everything will work out. You are so nice to your pets, and you take them to truly beautiful places to play. He deserves to be happy, but maybe something small does hold him back.

Good luck!

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CODEMAULER 8/2/2012 7:12PM

    Sometimes we all need time to adjust to changes, good and not good. It's hard to get enough attention all the way around. I'm hopeful that Maddy comes around.

Maybe Maddy needs a quality time boost from time to time?

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CHLOE453 8/2/2012 4:32PM

    I have never had two or more dogs at the same time so I am of no help/advice. If dogs are anything mentally like cats I have to agree with the others that Maddy maybe just jealous. Animals feel MORE emotions than the experts give them credit for. Try giving Maddy more undivided attention, maybe feeding her by herself with just you in the room. I am sure that everything will be fine in awhile, once Maddy knows that no one is going anywhere and she must share her most prized possession (mommy). emoticon emoticon

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BOVEY63 8/2/2012 3:11PM

    A good friend of mine had the same thing happen when she adopted a second cat. Eventually the old cat came around and started eating regular again.

Good luck and hugs to Maddy!

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ANNCHER 8/2/2012 3:06PM

    I think it is jealousy. But the eating part does not seem right. Could be something else wrong. Hope things get better. Hugs! emoticon

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SHEILA-45 8/2/2012 2:59PM

    I can't help you there, but it sounds like jealousy as other posters mentioned. I know my cat, Charlie, was very put out when her owners brought home two kittens. Charlie refused to go in the house after they arrived and wouldn't have anything to do with the family. So, she started coming over to my house across the street which was ok with the neighbors since they could keep an eye on her and knew I loved cats. When they moved Charlie stayed with me and now visits all the neighbors to say hello. emoticon
Maybe your library has the Dog Whisperer book, it might offer some advice.

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SILVER1369 8/2/2012 2:31PM

    I am sorry to hear this. I am enclosing a link that may help at least I hope so.


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KARENCRANER 8/2/2012 1:03PM

    He is such a cutie! Give him a hug for me. My first thought was jealousy, too. With his history, though, he could just be really insecure. Try anything that will remind him that his home is permanent maybe? If his eating doesn't pick up by Monday, I'd take him in to see the doggie doc. You are an AWESOME mom for those dogs!

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MILLISMA 8/2/2012 12:58PM

    The eating part would worry me but I have to agree with Kay about the jealousy. I have it with my two kitties and when one sees the other in my lap, she'll walk away with her head down and almost sulk. God forbid they both sit in my lap at the same time.

Hope things get better. He is such a cutie.

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KAYDE53 8/2/2012 12:51PM

    I wonder if it is jealousy, I know my dogs can be rather jealous of each other & act strangely at times. I'm no expert, I'm just guessing, but mine have never quit eating because of it. I agree, if it continues, I would take him to the clinic. Hope he gets better! emoticon

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CHLOE453 and I are having an adventure - we are both starting over

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Well, look out SparkWorld as CHLOE453 (Kelly) and I (Susan) have decided to join forces and be each other's supportive cheerleader. Although thousands of miles are between us, we are vowing to touch base as often as possible throughout the day either through Spark or regular e-mail.

Because we all face different challenges, she has told me what she is going to focus on this first week and I have done the same. My first goals are short and sweet. Drink 8 glasses of water each day, exercise for at least 10 minutes a day, and to eat a healthy breakfast.

The first two are achieveable (or at least I think they are!) but the last one is the one I have difficulty with. I used to eat a Tim Hortons Wheat and Honey bagel with peanut butter every morning....costly in so many ways...nutritionally and financially. Then I switched to a McDonald's orange cranberry muffin...I'm afraid to even look up the nutritional values of that. So, breakfast will be my battle right now.

Today, I had ate a bowl of President's Choice Blue Menu (Canadian brand) Multi-grain Os. Here is the comparison side by side of the nutritional content (I got uo enough nerve to look it up). The muffin is first and the cereal second

Calories 360 vs. 110
Fat 8 vs. 0.4
Saturated Fat 1 vs. 0
Cholessterol Both 0
Sodium 330 vs. 120
Carbohydrate 66 vs. 25
Fibre 2 vs. 7
Protein 6 vs. 2

And, to the cereal I added a cup of skim milk so I did a lot better with that than I did the muffin. Need to add some fruit and some nuts tomorrow to make it more filling.

If you are reading this would you do me a favour? Would you drop by CHLOE453's page and wish her well and tell her that I sent you. She will be thrilled with the support.

We are going to do this...one little supportive comment, one little daily adjustment at a time. YEAH!!!!

P.S. I did well on the other two goals as well. I walked 2.75 km with the dogs this afternoon and have my 8 glasses of water drank!

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BOVEY63 8/1/2012 2:13PM

    You're off to a great start! Nice that you have a Spark Partner!
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JOANNANOW 8/1/2012 11:18AM

    Good plan! emoticon

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HOPESINGH 8/1/2012 6:02AM

    you're off to a great start. Good luck!

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JLITT62 8/1/2012 5:09AM

    Good job! Actually, the muffin isn't that terrible - it even has more protein! - so it could certainly be an occasional treat.

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_LINDA 8/1/2012 1:18AM

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Great work Susan! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day I feel. Its my biggest calorie meal and I don't think I would make it through the day without it. My staple is a fruit shake, quick, easy and automatically get three fruit servings :)
So glad you found a Goal buddy! You two are going to do this!!
Love to hear this enthusiasm!
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Q8PRINCESS 8/1/2012 12:53AM

    Go for it - sounds great!

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CODEMAULER 7/31/2012 8:28PM

    What a super idea - you can totally do this!!

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POPSY190 7/31/2012 7:43PM

    A buddy is such a good idea for support and accountability! emoticon

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CHLOE453 7/31/2012 6:59PM

    Oh Susan you did fantastic today, I am sooo proud of you!!! Thanks so much for all the support from yourself as well as your Sparkfriends, it is really helping me more than you can imagine (as I do not want to fail you or myself now). I did get my 15 minutes of exercise in today, wow it really pooped me out. Hopefully before too long I will be back up to 30-45 minutes.


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ILOVEMALI 7/31/2012 6:24PM

    Good for you! We all need our support buddies! emoticon

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ANGRITTER 7/31/2012 6:08PM

    Good for you! And so glad you have a personal cheerleader... that makes you very special!

I have issues with breakfast to, but usually because I don't eat it, or I wake up in the middle of the night and eat breakfast and then go back to bed until 9 or 10 am. Bad moves, both of them!

Today I have a bagel with SKinny Cow cream Cheese spread over it. That's probably as close to healthy as I am going to get for breakfast. It's either that or nothing. I do eat cereal for lunch sometimes, but the carbs are killer!

Hope today is going well! I still wish I could go out there and go walking! Or just to be able to mow the grass! It's stil grating on my nerves that no one has mowed yet!

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GOANNA2 7/31/2012 5:54PM

    I like your plan. Small steps make big changes. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Oh, dear! My dogs have just found out they were adopted...picture

Monday, July 30, 2012

Secretly, I think my dogs are kind of relieved they were not born to us.......adoption made it all the more happier!

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BOVEY63 7/31/2012 3:12PM

    Too cute!
Yours are three darn lucky dogs to have been adopted by you and your hubby!

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JOANNANOW 7/31/2012 10:58AM

    Funny! emoticon emoticon
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INGMARIE 7/31/2012 8:32AM

    Great way to start the day, emoticonloved it.,,
Yes, adoption is the way to go. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WALKZWDOGZ 7/31/2012 7:42AM

    I already commented but had to come by again. Needed to start the day with a smile! emoticon emoticon

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TDWANDD2MYK9 7/31/2012 4:29AM

    Fabulous!!! emoticon

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KARENCRANER 7/31/2012 1:42AM

    Too darn cute! My Jackson, twice adopted, concurs wholeheartedly!

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WALKZWDOGZ 7/30/2012 11:45PM

    emoticon All of my kids were adopted as adults or well, sort of seniors. They're definitely family though. Considering how they look at me occasionally as "Stupid Human", I'd say they're also relieved to be adopted!

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PAMNANGEL 7/30/2012 8:03PM

    Love that adoption option!

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ILOVEMALI 7/30/2012 4:54PM

    Love the photo! All of our fur kids are adopted, too!

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ANGRITTER 7/30/2012 4:49PM

    Thanks so much for the laugh today. Love that picture! You are too funny and I love checking in with you!

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SHEILA-45 7/30/2012 3:24PM

    LOL... Charlie adopted me and I get that look from her all the time! emoticon

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NANAW12001 7/30/2012 2:39PM

  This is so cute. Thanks.

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SHORTTOOTH1 7/30/2012 2:31PM

    That is the Cutest Picture! Thanks for sharing.

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GAYLE-G-63 7/30/2012 2:31PM

    I'm sure my cats feel the same way!!! emoticon

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GARDENNINJA 7/30/2012 2:27PM

    Rescue dogs are the BEST!!! emoticon

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