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To Our Vets

Monday, May 30, 2011

Today is Memorial day, and for many families, it's a time to get together and eat, and though I won't say that is a bad thing, i do like to eat...lol.... i wonder how many really take the time to think of what this holiday is really truly about. For me, I see the flags flying, but for me, it's not a one time or even just a couple times a year thing... I love the USA...i am proud to be an American... and i try to always remember those that have fought for it...but today i take the time to really think, to really pray and even cry a bit. My grandfather served as a Marine in WW2...and though he didn't die during that war, he did contract Maleria that would later take his life at too young of age...leaving behind a wife and 3 children, 1 of them still in high school. i was the only grandchild he got to know...my brother born just a couple days before he passed...and unfortunately, due to my brothers own health issues, he never got to even see. i think of my father who has passed though not due to military, but still he served in Vietnam while my mom was pregnant with me. i think of my dd2's husbands brother who is my ds's best friend...now serving his country. He was back this week for a family funeral and went back this past saturday... and then i think of all those that not only serve today and the ones that have served and those that have lost their lives....but i think of each family who makes a sacrifice for their loved ones to serve our country. I want to say Thank You to each of you, those that have served, those that are serving, to those that have lost their lives and to those that have gone on to tell about it and to all those families that serve with the sacrifice of their loved ones defending us, protecting us and fighting for the freedom of the USA.

Take a moment to think about our military and their families and to honor those that have lost their lived defending our country. www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRCQypnVeXA </link>

  
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WONTBEWAISTFULL 5/30/2011 2:59PM

   
LOVELY! I am so happy that you feel as I do about this... wish more people did.

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MOMSUE1 5/30/2011 7:46AM

    Honor our veterans and the men and women who continue to fight for our freedom!!! They deserve our prayers each and every day!! Thanks for your contribution!!!

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REGILIEH 5/30/2011 7:42AM

    God Bless are men and women of the services!

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LADNBA 5/30/2011 7:33AM

    Beautifully put!

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Not Quite Sure If My Good News Is Good News

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Went to doctors yesterday for my bi-monthly check up. Good news is i am off the Coumiden....bad news is....i'm not quite sure i trust the doc on that one. it's been almost 1 year ago (in a couple weeks) that i was put in the hospital the week of my dd2's wedding and was literally on my death bed due to blood clots in my thigh and what the doctors kept saying was a HUGE blood clot in my lungs. So much so they truly feared cardiac arrest...i've researched enough to know they just don't go away, and even the doctor himself said they could be there forever....but he says they are less likely to break off now...i just have to keep active...my mom, who went through basically the same thing, was put on high dose asprin therapy after her year on Coumiden... and though i do realize she is older (being mom and all...lol) i'm just not sure i'm comfortable with just not taking anything and trust the doc fully on this one... i trully don't know if i'm being just silly and over dramatic or if my sixth sense is telling me something...so i'm going with my sixth sense theory...i am going to go get me some baby aspirin and take that nightly...i also heard ginger was good with thinning the blood...but not so much so that it would harm me... the doctor said that it would not harm me, so i'm going with it...i would rather listen to my sixth sense and find out i was being over dramatic then the other way around considering the other way around could possibly lead to death!! The good news though is i don't have to watch as much what i eat as i did before and i can once again take normal vitamens and not worry about Vitamin K....lol. He says my breathing has improved, still not terrific, but better...wohoo!!!

  
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WONTBEWAISTFULL 5/29/2011 2:48PM

   
I totally agree with Missy.
Happy that you are coming along so well !!

Sue

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MOCNVW23 5/27/2011 9:09AM

    They always say to follow your gut, and if you feel that strongly about it, then by all means a baby asprin and ginger is not going to hurt by any means. And if there is still any doubt or worries, you are always entitled to go and get that second opinion. I have done that one more than one occasion myself. A lot here recently with my DH and all of his medical problems, and the one second opinion we went for I am glad that we did. Good luck and I will be praying and please keep us informed of any changes.
Missy

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Dr Oz and The Loss Of A Dear Friend

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ok, for the last 2 weeks i have not lost any weight...in pounds at least... and though i have lost a total of 5 inches...it's still a tad bit discouraging not to see the scale go down. To be honest, i really wondered why i was trying...yes, thought about giving up. eat what i want, go back to sitting on my lazy butt...just blah!! But i keep trudging along. And then Thursday, I was watching Dr. Oz. he has been trying to help a 700 pound woman lose weight... she has been given every tool to help her and yet this last month she only lost 1 pound. So Dr Oz took her to the morgue of a hospital...and showed her the effects of fat... an enlarged heart that could no longer bear the weight of the fat of the person now deceased. then the liver, taken over not by alcohol but fat! and then the fat that surrounded the insides... if that was not an eye opener that i needed...then it was the call i got right after that segment that would... a dear friend from our church (also he was my dd2's husbands uncle) had passed away just hours before this call...from a fatal heart attack. He was overweight and diabetic with a heart condition and last year had told his doctor he was tired of trying...and it literally killed him. He will be greatly missed, and i mourn for the loss of such a wonderful man who loved everyone he came in contact with him. I also had past memories of my father passing away... from a massive heart attack...on the same day of the week (a Thursday) and about the same time of day... yea, memories were hitting me and hitting me hard... and each time i had to tell my other 2 kids, it was hitting them also...my heart i think literally bleeding from hearing their pain not only for the good friends loss, but the painful memories now slapping them in the face... as i write this, i am crying not only for the loss of the good friend, but the pain of the memory of losing my dad and the feeling the pain of each of my children. But, as much as this hurts, and it does hurt, I also realize that I can't give up on my quest to lose weight...to be healthier... i don't want that to be me... i don't want to leave my 3 dear kids and the grandbaby that is on the way... i want that grandbaby and many more to know their grandma... and not as one that was overweight and sick...but one that was right there with them playing and dancing with them... not a grandma who gave up, but one that lived life to it's fullest until she passed away of old age... i am tired of my fat being my life.... i want more... my kids deserve more... and when i am gone, i don't want them to remember the fat woman... i don't want them to mourn for what could of been...i want them to see a woman that gave her all...

I'm hurting...my heart is twisted with so many different emotions...but this isn't going to bring me down...it's shoving me try harder.

This blog is dedicated to my dad-Joe and for a good friend-Jeff. RIP to both of you.

  
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STREGGANANA 6/10/2011 8:26PM

  Missing my dad too.
happy to have found your blog I have to keep going for my grandkids too.
Just came back here from a long absence to relose what i found from my last weight loss.

Ps went to see Dr. Oz a few months ago he's awesome
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HDHAWK 5/23/2011 6:35PM

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Just remember the wonderful gift they've given you...many reasons to get healthy because you're still here! You have a wonderful family who loves you. Do it so you can be here for them. emoticon

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MOCNVW23 5/23/2011 12:02PM

    So sorry for your loss, you will be in our prayers.

And I agree the scale is just a tool, it maybe not be a very good tool to us sometimes. But the loss of 5 inches in the waist that is fantastic. You are doing it, keep up the great work.
Missy

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MARTINIGAL413 5/21/2011 8:00PM

    I am so sorry for your losses, JoDee.
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Please remember that the scale is just a tool - and not a great one at that. The more you move and the healthier fuel you give to your body, you are giving yourself your life back. Forget the numbers, and focus on how you're feeling. And if you just can't let the numbers go, please don't discount the 5 inches you lost! That's awesome!!!
Love you, Lady. You're in my thoughts....
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A Giggle From My Inbox

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I finally figured out why I am so “full-figured”!
As I was conditioning my hair in the shower this morning, I took time
to read my shampoo bottle. I am in shock!
The shampoo I use in the shower that runs down my entire body says
"for extra volume and body"! Seriously, why have I not noticed this before?

Tomorrow I am going to start using "Dawn" dish soap!
It says right on the bottle, "dissolves fat that is otherwise
difficult to remove". It pays to read the warning labels, my friends!

  
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MOCNVW23 5/23/2011 12:04PM

    emoticon and it took this long for us to find out why...lol thanks for sharing and for the laugh.

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MYSTRIUS 5/19/2011 11:00AM

  Well THAT explains a lot... XD

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MARTINIGAL413 5/19/2011 8:21AM

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When The Going Gets Tough

Thursday, May 05, 2011

I have to be tougher. At work we are in the midst of a lot of change. I don't do change well. In the past, no matter how good i was doing, change would send me right over the edge. So far I have been doing good. When I feel like caving, i go for a little walk. Well, today i did just that, came back from lunch and they had ordered pizza...PIZZA! I am so blessed to have friends where i work and the one was so good to remind me that weigh in is tomorrow! I got on SP and entered in a piece of the bread that came with the pizza and perfectly fine with that bread. I stuck to the small amount and was not even tempted by the pizza again... wohoo!!! go me. Yes, i am still watching though...i know this is a vulnerable time for me... so i am keeping alert of the foods around me so that i don't cave to temptation. i realize that life is ever changing, and i can't keep using that old excuse if i am to lose weight...

In my bible reading today, i was reading Psalms 37 and this is what i heard God telling me:
Psalms 37:1-Fret not.
We are not to fret because of evildoers for they shall soon be cut down like grass.
37:3-Trust in the Lord
we shalt be fed.
37:4-Delight thyself also in the Lord
He will give us our hearts desire.
37:5-Commit thy way unto the Lord
He shall bring it to pass.
37:7-Rest in the Lord
Aaaawww...rest :)

  
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MOBAYGIRL 5/16/2011 10:05AM

    Thank you so very much for sharing, this blog is exactly what I needed! emoticon

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JUDYAMK 5/7/2011 11:24PM

    Where I work they order out all the time. I started taking chunks of frozen fruit to work & small containers of a vegetable along with my water. I am a night time eater more so. I will have frozen fruit now, or a fiber one blueberry muffin with a glass of fat free milk, or sliced apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter. Sometime I pop a a very small individual bag of popcorn. So far this is working for me. emoticon for staying away from the pizza!!!
Judy

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MOCNVW23 5/6/2011 12:45PM

    emoticon On not being tempted by the pizza, a huge emoticon, you did a lot better than I would of. Pizza and chocolate ice cream are my down falls and when they are around, I seem to always cave and get myself some, pizza is my worst, I can't stop at one, I always have to have two. Hope things get a little better at work for you. Keep up the great work.
Missy

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