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Wrapper's by the bed...when it was bad, but now it's better.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I am so glad I am not cleaning up candy wrappers, empty bags of chips, beside my bed. You know, the remnants of my bed-time pleasure, EATING! My night time binges have really been under control again. I had success for many months and then wham, bam , thank you mam, I started eating at night again. I wondered, what am I doing to myself ??? I worked closely with my spark friends and teams. Together we developed a nightly check-in that helped me and anyone else who needed it, to steer away from unhealthy before bed snacks. A few weeks have passed since putting my best foot forward on this battle and I have done well. I found a strength from within to keep me from doing this. The more nights I keep clean, the easier it gets. Glad I am gaining more control everyday. Perseverance counts! emoticonInga

  
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JAZZID 11/27/2009 11:20PM

    ... I am glad that you re-gained control over those night time demons... emoticon emoticon..

Keep up the good work... ~ Dee ~ emoticon

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MJVEDT 11/17/2009 3:11PM

    Inga
How great you have been able to move forward. I'm not a bedtime snacker but I tend to graze all day long. I wonder what I'm doing to myself and I hate to think of the holidays coming!

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HUMMDINGERTUB 11/17/2009 10:40AM

    Having others to check-in to sounds like a wonderful idea! How great that others are holding you accountable here. I sure would like to have that support here too. How did you arrange that?

I'm so happy for you that it is working too! That is such good news! Praise God!

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JANLEEW 11/15/2009 4:15PM

    Keep practicing! Make room in your calories for a before bed snack works for me!

We are all here to help, anytime.

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KALISWALKER 11/15/2009 4:07PM

    I sm glad you got your control back. What a great idea to have a check in group to give you the boost you needed.

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SPARKLE72023 11/15/2009 8:34AM

    Hey Inga, way to go!!! One night at a time . . . . . then it will be one week at a time, one month and soon you'll be breezing thru one year at a time!

AND (LOL) it's so nice in the morning not having to be pierced with guilt and wrapper clean up duty. Now you can just move on immediately to your first Spark activity of the day and enjoy!

I'm so very proud & happy for you to be conquering this BIG hurdle - - - kicking your former "bedtime buddies" to the curb!
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CHRYS13 11/15/2009 7:26AM

    emoticon Good for you!
You're an inspiration!

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 11/15/2009 12:10AM

    emoticon I'm so proud of you, Inga!!! What an inspiration you are!
Hugs,
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LINDA! 11/14/2009 11:59PM

    You rock!! emoticon

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RJFERRARO315 11/14/2009 11:32PM

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Keep going!

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Positive Connections at SP!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Spark People is such an awesome place. Coming here weighted down with extra pounds, emotional issues that stemmed from being a breast cancer survivor, and a shameful night-time binge eating problem, I knew I needed a change in my life. SP popped up on my computer screen just at the right time. I have met so many positive influences and have read countless articles that have helped me mature into a healthier person, mind, body and spirit. I am getting better everyday and the person I have grown into owes quite a bit to Spark People. I hope to support the people I meet here in the same way they have helped me to reach my goal's and improve myself. The friendships are so encouraging, supportive, and motivating. The positive energy I get back from being a Spark Person fuels my inner being, making each day better than the day before. I am finding my way into a healthy life and I like it. Thanks Spark People for the positive connections that I and all your members benefit from! emoticon emoticonInga

  
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SUNNY332 11/14/2009 5:54PM

    Well said, Inga. Spark People has put the P back in positive for me too.

Hugs, Sunny



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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 11/14/2009 11:08AM

    I'm soooooo very glad you are here! Spark would not be the same without YOU!!!! (((Hugs))))
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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 11/14/2009 10:11AM

    Well said, Inga! I couldn't agree more. I come here every day too!

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LINDA! 11/14/2009 12:11AM

    You are so right. I have to come here everyday. I feel positive anytime I am on the message boards. What a community of wonderful, supportive people. emoticon

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KALISWALKER 11/13/2009 11:31PM

    Inga it's people like you who have made SP so wonderful for me. You welcomed me and calmed when I needed someone to give me support and comfort. Thanks for being so special and caring so much about others.

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SPARKLE72023 11/13/2009 8:22PM

    Awww, you're making us feel so loved Inga!!

We love you too. The Lord saved you as a Breast Cancer Survivor to be a sweet light on our Spark path! Our dear friend!

See how selfish I am. LOL emoticon

Seriously, though, SP is a great place to recharge and get in touch with the healthy side of our god-given natures. . . . . and don't forget, our Ratties are so helpful with that too!

Have you hugged your Rattie today? Have you played with your Rattie today?
It's fun and it burns calories too. LOL
Lucky sends his love to Sadie!!! I'm also sending her a long-distance hug too.

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November- 100 spark points a day = 1 goodie a day to say thanks!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

As I start this month I hope to earn 100 spark points a day. With those points I plan on buying one special goodie each day, "a cornucopia" which will cost 100 points. My reason for this is to thank some really inspiring people that I have met as a Spark Person. November is a time of giving thanks and as we prepare to celebrate thanksgiving, I think of all the good things in my life. Spark People is one of those wonderful things in my life. The people who make up SP are such unique and caring individuals, now this is something to be thankful for. emoticon emoticonInga

  
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KRISTI702 12/16/2009 11:08PM

    You have great blog posts, and this is a very nice idea. Way to go on all of those points!

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METALLICAT1 11/10/2009 8:27AM

    It's been great knowing you Inga. You're a very strong willed person & an inspiration. With all you've been through, you deserve all the SparkGoodies! Thank-you for being a friend! Just keep on livin' & lovin'!
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MJVEDT 11/4/2009 7:03AM

    What a wonderful idea! I'm almost a week down in Nov but I could start doing that as well for the remainder of the month. A great way to stay focused. emoticon
and grateful!

Thank you!
Martha

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SPARKLE72023 11/3/2009 8:05AM

    Wow! That's an awesome plan and sweet idea too.

You're right, there are so many caring people that make up our Spark Family! AND YOU'RE ONE OF THEM!!!
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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 11/2/2009 9:25PM

    What a wonderful idea! I'm soooooo grateful to be the recipient of one of your emoticon's!
Warm hugs, my sweet friend,
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JANLEEW 11/2/2009 2:44AM

    You come up with fabulous ideas. Giving thanks can appear in many ways. DH and I went out for an early supper and watched and heard people arguing loudly in public over minutae. I am so grateful and thankful that we are not like that. Everyday there is something to be thankful for. Thank you for the reminder!

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IWANNABEE 11/2/2009 1:43AM

    I am so impressed by how much you do for others. You are always thinking of the team. Please remember to be good to you too!
You're a special lady.
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RJFERRARO315 11/1/2009 10:49PM

    I agree this is a wonderful and inspiring way to thank those that mean so much to you. I wish you success in earning those 100 points each day.

I know you can do it!
Rebecca

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KALISWALKER 11/1/2009 10:08PM

    What a thoughtful way to give thanks!

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Lynn

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CHRYS13 11/1/2009 9:22PM

    What a beautiful plan!
Thinking, too, of all the blessings in my life...and that includes you!
Thanks for all you do, Inga!
Blessings,
Chrys

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Thanks to those who walk for a cure for breast cancer!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

As a 3x breast cancer survivor it touches my heart when I find out someone did a breast cancer walk. There are so many, and I along with many other women appreciate your blisters, pain and aching backs to walk in order to find a cure for this dreadful disease. My hope is that money earned in these events can help to prevent our daughter's, granddaughter's and those in future generations from dealing with the loss of a breast, losing their hair, going through painful surgeries, and cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, that sometimes produce debilitating side effects. May all those who walk, and with every foot step they take, may they be a contributor in finding a cure for breast cancer. Let this help to put an end to the suffering and misery that so many women in our world must endure. I believe the statistics are 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. So thanks a million for the billion steps taken to fight breast cancer. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonJust think of all the wonderful exercise the walkers get along their journey. It's a good thing all around! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonInga

  
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SPARKLE72023 10/23/2009 9:29AM

    Does "walking" on Facebook qualify as supporting your walk?

I sure hope so. I participated in supporting the Walk on FB.
So many of my friends have fought - - and SURVIVED this common enemy. May the Lord multiply your healthy days so that you will reach far into old age and be strong winners for the Cause!
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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 10/22/2009 6:36AM

    Amen! Great blog!!!
Hugs,
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JANLEEW 10/22/2009 1:13AM

    Yes, we must walk ourselves and/or cheer on those who walk with and for us. We carry the torch for a cure. I remember the early walks here and oh how the numbers have grown. Thanks to you for this post!

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KALISWALKER 10/21/2009 11:20PM

    You are so right! So many spend so much time and energy preparing the events and the walkers are so committed. I hope of daughters and grand daughters never know what it is like to have this cancer.

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CHRISP1972 10/21/2009 10:14PM

    You're welcome. My husband and I walked in a Relay For Life this past summer. At the time, he was in remission from pancreatic cancer. We have had over 2 years of being away from this dreadful disease. As of last friday, we got the news that the cancer is back. I don't know how to feel. I am going through times of grief and times of numbness.
So glad when I hear of someone who is a survivor. You truly are a survivor, I know. This is a disease that takes away so much and also gives so much, too. We have learned so many things about ourselves and life in the past 2 1/2 years. I have definitely learned to live life a little more, and to be thankful for those little moments that go unnoticed most of the time.

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Don't mess with a broken toe, REST!

Monday, October 12, 2009

On October 1st I hurt my little toe bad. I had a Dr, apt that day for something totally unrelated, but asked her to check it out anyway. She said it was most likely fractured or broken, she wrapped my 2 smallest toes together and said take ibuprofen, ice it and rest. I could only were sandals, as it hurt to wear normal shoes. I took the pain medicine and started doing things again. I even took a few walks thinking it was better. Now I know I should have listened to the Dr., all that walking made it worse. Now 12 days later, the pain has increased, it's still swollen and I have to take the ibuprofen or the pain is really bad. I have to take a break from being on my feet too much, now I begin the healing process again. I am glad I can still do some strength exercises for my arms with weights, but no hiking until this improves. What I learned from this setback is not to overdue it when your body is hurt, take the time you need to rest and heal, no matter what is ailing you. emoticonInga

  
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JOANYC 10/15/2009 11:11AM

    Is it funny how we always think we know more then the Dr.? emoticon

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SPARKLE72023 10/13/2009 7:20AM

    Ouch! Sorry to hear about the healing setback Inga.

Thanks for the good advice . . . about listening to what our doctors tell us. Usually it's for our own good (as you found out the hard way). LOL

Rest up dear. There will be time enough after you heal correctly to get back into your exercise programs. Sadie will understand. She can tell her Mom is hurting!
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I hope you feel a lot better soon!
Margrit + Lucky dog

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CHRYS13 10/12/2009 10:39PM

    Hope your "tootsie" is soon healed! emoticon


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JURI62 10/12/2009 3:51PM

    This is a lesson I have learned by experience, but thanks for the reminder!

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KALISWALKER 10/12/2009 11:44AM

    My toes are the most sensitive part of my body, so I can feel your pain. Give it time heal.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 10/12/2009 10:51AM

    I agree! I know that I've recovered slowly from H1N1, but it was better to rest and recover than to have a set back. Take good care of that little toe. Feel better soon!
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THERESEMB1 10/12/2009 10:50AM

    I too learn at the rate of pain, I hope your toe feels better soon. Rest and read a good book or something. Love laugh live, namaste, Therese

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