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Day 1 of Operation 2012

Monday, January 02, 2012

For the most part, it went pretty good. There was a set back...or 2...but you will have that... all i can do is learn from it... Sunday is my normal day off... of housework, of cooking, of Well normally that means we would pick up a fast food or already prepared food...high in calories, fat, sodium and money...yesterday we were stocked up with fresh veggies, so we made that the main focus of our dinner...we had some pizza rolls to have our extra little treat without blowing the calories and everything... by evening though, hunger was setting in, and i wasn't at home to get control of it before it got and then i was tired from no sleep...and if that was not already a bad combination, the weather got awful in a matter of minutes...and those were the minutes i was on the road... so now we added stress to all of that...and yea...i blew it with potato chips...I think i would of searched for a healthier alternative if the chips had not been out and in open view...but they today ds is going to hide them from he can still have them but it won't be readily available to me either... also, i know i need sleep, and did get that last night...goal is to keep up on as for hunger, i am going to start carrying a piece of fruit and a fiber bar to help in times when i am hungry and just need the edge taken for the's always going to be goal is learning to deal with it without smoking or i am starting to find a bible verse a day, and writing how the day is going...which i had done on paper last night and am doing here today :)

Bible Verse for January 1, 2012 is I Corinthians 6:19
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

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KADULAC 1/3/2012 4:46PM

    Great plan to deal with your stress. The Bible is so encouraging. I know how Sunday is. It is my day of rest too.

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VANFOX23 1/2/2012 9:11AM

    Good for you for having your son hide the chips! Great idea....and thank you for the bible verse.

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Good Bye 2011 and Hello to Operation 2012

Saturday, December 31, 2011

It's been a busy year, one of it's many ups and downs. I've seen a few family friends and church friends pass away, I watched as my dd2 had to have 2 surgeries within 5 weeks of each other, watched my son get his heart broke and myself, went through a transition at work with a new terminal manager, having me have to prove myself over and over again. But those are the downs, and to be honest, those downs, though not the best of times by far, really are not so bad considering past years. As for my, where to start. I made it to 2011 with job I've started learning more on saving money and getting the best I really plan to implement in the coming year... the dd that had 2 surgeries, well one of those was a c-section to a very healthy and strong baby first grandchild...just watching him grow makes my heart swell... and yes, still gives me shivers that this little baby boy is so perfect...well, have also seen that temper...tehe. and if that isn't enough to make any mother over the top happy...then came the news that my dd1, who has had miscarriages and has been trying to get pregnant for 3 years, is officially pregnant... this in itself has brought fear, trepidation, and pure joy... i didn't think i could feel more joy than i did with the first grandbaby...but the true miracle of this new grand baby, yea, wow, each day, each mile stone bringing even more joy than the the day, mile stone before...hearing that baby's heart beat...all of holding our breath until, *smiles* there it was...pound pound pound...So that is all 2011... 2012, not sure what all it will bring... i'm looking forward to seeing grandson sitting up, crawling and even walking before the years end...and oh, i have no doubt he will be since the child has been rolling over since he was 6 weeks And then, we will get to watch as the new grand baby starts to kick...and finding out if it's a boy or a girl...we do know that it will be one of and then of course the birth of this new precious baby... another baby i will get to spoil rotten as is my grandmotherly right to do :) I also know that i am going to be taking 2012 by storm. I'm not going to say I'm going to lose 100 lbs, though yes, that would be nice :), I'm not going to say i plan to have $1,000 dollars in a savings account, though again, that would be nice...My plan is Operation 2012. I have it embedded in my mind...i have it posted on the refrigerator...i have it written in my calendar and all over SP... this is not just a year to make's a year of improvements...a year of doing... a year that i have officially got it...Operation 2012. How did you guess?? lol. I'm not going to say i am going to always eat within my calorie limits, but each day i am going to work on it, by doing other things that are also good for my body, such as taking my vitamins, drinking my water, exercising, for my's going not going to happen in 1 fall's going to be a daily operation of planning, and learning... my home is not going to be organized and clean over night...and stay that, it's going to be part of the Operation 2012. A daily operation. At the end of 2012, i don't know if i will be 100 lbs thinner, i don't know if i will have lots of money in the bank, i don't even know if i will have a perfectly harmonious home... i do know though that each day will be an improvement...each day a work in progress... and i know that i will end the year better for it.

I hope each of you will join me on my journey through Operation 2012. If you are not in one of my teams, please take a moment to look through Losing and Playing or Flylady Sparkers. And even if you decide not to join either, being a SP friend makes me happy to :)

So this is my good bye to 2011...and HELLO Operation 2012 :)

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KADULAC 12/31/2011 4:12PM

    Congratulations on the grandson. How exciting. You have a great year planned. I am excited to see where the new year will take us.

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LINDA! 12/31/2011 1:23PM

    Unward and upward!! Happy 2012!! Have a fun time with your family (and yes, you CAN spoil the grandkids).


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My Love Letter To Me

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Every once in a while, i think it's important to tell yourself that you love YOU! And today is Letter Writing what better day to do it :) In the past, I have said how much I love my eyes, so much like my fathers...but as i age, they are starting to get droopy...i loved my smile but now, with age and hypothyroidism, they are just hair which i always loved and could always do anything now with the lips...just dry and brittle and takes some upkeep...this could be i don't love me for all those attributes...though i will say, i do miss...but i love me because of what makes me really me... i can get through the bad times with a smile and a sense of humor...i can see the good even in the bad...i may not be the brightest bulb in the pack, but i sure try to shine through it all...i love to learn new things and i'm always reaching for just a little better and not trying to stay stuck in the what ifs...i love my job as mom and grandma... and always love to bring a smile to not only my family but my friends. So all in looks may be fading...and who i am inside is what can really shine through now... looks are fading, but true character does not. JoDee, I love you for you...not because of your raging good looks...cuz that is going...not cuz of the money you make, cuz hey, you really don't make all that but I love you because you are JoDee.


Personally I am always ready to learn,
although I do not always like being taught.
~Winston Churchill


Dealing The Cards Dealt To You

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

It seems I've missed so much of living this past week due to being ill...I hate not being able to take care of my family and my obligations..but last week, there was just no choice in the matter...i was down for the count. There was no cooking healthy dinners...i couldn't even muster the energy to eat much less cook add into that not being able to grocery will see why that is important here in a second... so Monday came...and wow... my body realized it hadn't really ate for a week...and it's HUNGRY!!! top that with i am also on prednisone...makes you hungry top that with not any fruit or fresh veggies in the house...just a lot of mismatched food I could of easily said hey, i haven't ate for a week and just went to town...but in my mind, because of me being sick, i lost at least 7 lbs...that was 7 lbs of granted, it wasn't by choice, but still the fact, i did lose that...why would i want to gain it back... i was dealt the sickness card, and i am going to play it for all it's worth in my weight loss journey... i did end up eating some chips with my lunch...but because i was aware of what i was eating, and how much, i was able to stay within my calorie limit for the day... it was hard... i am starving but i did's not the best way to rekick your weight loss, but since that was the card i was dealt...yea...i'm playing it... store for some fresh fruits and veggies :)

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ZUMBAMAMA3 12/7/2011 6:23AM

    im proud of you for being strong and staring temptation in the face and kicking it where the sun don't shine lol

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NICELYSIMPLE 12/6/2011 5:57AM

    I'm with you on the being sick but looking on the bright side. It does kick start lagging weight loss goals, doesn't it.

Good job on the self control. Sweets are so tempting when recuperating. Well done. I do have a question though. Why can't vegetables taste like chocolate?

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This Year For Christmas I Am Giving A NO!

Monday, December 05, 2011

Since my first child was born, so cute and cuddley...I wanted only the best for my children. I wanted them to have this and I wanted them to have that...every Christmas was trying to see how much I could buy for those precious little ones...I wanted to show all my love for them in all those gifts...but this year, they are prepared...they are getting NO more stuff they really don't need...those extra gifts I frantically go searching for and stay up late to wrap. I am saying yes, to more time with each of them this year, and showing them the love I have in my heart, not in my pocket book. Don't get me wrong, each one is not really spoiled per sey, and they do appreciate everything they ever got...but reality is, i didn't enjoy the holidays as much..i was just too darn broke, exhausted and usually sick!! This year, i am giving them a NO to all that...but a yes to a more focused mom...yes to a well rested mom (I know hard to believe from, and yes to an always broke mom. I'm saying no to spending our grocery money on presents, but yes to food they will have in their tummy whenever they want to come visit...I am saying no to spending all that money, but saying yes to all that time we will have, instead of the other way around.

In years past, I knew what the holiday was really all about, but I also couldn't appreciate it for all it was because I was too caught up in the things of this world. That stops this year. This year I am going to appreciate every single gift that God has given me...that isn't the gifts that can be bought with's the gifts of my children talking, joking and's my grandson's coo's and's the tummy of my dd1 who is now holding grandbaby number's going to be my daughters talking about pregnancy and the joys thereof...or not and watch my son and both sons in law roll their eyes and try to talk over yes, i am giving a big NO...a few times over this year... but it's all for the yes's in life that truly matter.

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MARTINIGAL413 12/5/2011 5:11PM

    I love it! I hope more mothers follow in your fashion. Life is short. Time is precious.
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Happy Holidays!

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GRAMMIEOFTWO 12/5/2011 4:02PM

  I am so glad I read this blog. Last year I went way overboard shopping for everyone and I am cutting back this year. I see so many people that can't even afford to pay their rent or don't have enough to eat. I am giving a little money to the local food bank and I am telling my son and his wife that will be their Christmas gift. I know they won't mind because they try to help the less fortunate when they can also. Great blog.

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