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Shaking Things Up

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I lost 5 pounds in July and nothing since then. While I am happy to not have gained any, I am getting a little tired of not getting rid of the last 6 to 10 pounds. I have decided to try going low carb for a few weeks just to see if that shakes something loose. I am going to not have bread, rice, or potatoes for a few weeks to test out my theory. I think my diet (meaning what I eat, not what I am on) needs a little shake up. I will let you know how it goes.
If any one out there has any ideas for breakfast let me know. I will still eat my fruits and veggies, protein, dairy every day. I just think I am over doing the whole carb thing right now.

  
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TAMMYTH64 10/4/2010 10:45PM

    I feel for you. It's challenging when you hit a plateau and can't pinpoint how to fix it. It's also like a juggling act to see what makes everything balance out with the calorie/grams breakdown. Hang in there, you're bound to hit something big.

Big hugs!!

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SPRING1973 9/29/2010 9:22PM

    ooh, I must have known about this subconciously, 'cause I ate all the carbs you skipped!
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LAURAWILLBEFIT 9/29/2010 1:14PM

    Good luck and I hope it works for you.
It's a good idea to try something differnet!

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LINDAGRAVEL 9/28/2010 8:41PM

    sometimes its good to shake things up emoticon emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/28/2010 8:38PM

    I will be interested to see if that works for you, hopefully it will. I was on the Curves diet for about 8 months which is a low carb diet and did well, I just didn't like restricting anything it was too hard to see it as a lifetime way. But since you are only doing it for awhile you might see a difference. There are days now even on WW where I try to really cut back on breads, I may have to do more of that to get a little jump start again to mine too.

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DCATNAPPER 9/28/2010 8:33PM

    I know what you mean. I have been stuck on a plateau myself for a few weeks. It is so frustrating. For breakfast I would also suggest a high protein and fiber cereal like Kashi Go Lean. I know I need to increase my exercise time... Good luck to you!

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OLDERDANDRT 9/28/2010 8:32PM

    Don't know how this goes on carbs, but, to try to get a serving of fruit and some good fiber, I start my day with a bowl of Raisin Bran and Soy Milk. It helps me get a good start to my day. Hope that may be helpful. I agree about shaking something loose! Sometimes we have to shift things around to get things moving again.

Hugs,
Jayne

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KAKIPOPUP 9/28/2010 8:17PM

    other than eggs/egg beaters/egg whites? Low carb breakfasts are difficult, but there's always yogurt or other dairy....



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LAURELSPARK 9/28/2010 8:14PM

    Sometimes it's good to shake it up. Hope it works for you!

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RENEEANDFAMILY 9/28/2010 8:01PM

  I would still do potatoes they are low in calories and they have good nutrients I have heard red potatoes are better for u

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ZANDASMOM1 9/28/2010 7:51PM

    Good luck!!!! And congrats on maintaining your loss so far!!!

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You Know You're a Mom When

Monday, September 27, 2010

1. You count the sprinkles on each kid's cupcake to make sure they're equal.

2. You have time to shave only one leg at a time.

3. You hide in the bathroom to be alone.

4. Your kid throws-up and you catch it.

5. Someone else's kid throws up at a party. You keep eating.

7. As you cling to the high moral ground on toy weapons; your child chews his toast into the shape of a gun.

8. You hope ketchup is a vegetable, since it's the only one your child eats.

9. You find yourself cutting your husband's sandwiches into cute shapes.

10. You hear your mother's voice coming out of your mouth when you say, "NOT in your good clothes!"

11. You stop criticizing the way your mother raised you.

12. You donate to charities in the hope that your child won't get that disease.

13. You hire a sitter because you haven't been out with your husband in ages, then spend half the night checking on the kids.

14. You use your own saliva to clean your child's face.

15. You say at least once a day, "I'm not cut out for this job", but you know you wouldn't trade it for anything."


http://www.teachingheart.net/funny.html#
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GROOVYCHICK9 9/30/2010 6:56PM

    This is sooooo true!!!!! LOL.


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BEAR_GURL 9/28/2010 9:22AM

    This is SO true! I have a poem on my Page that I love about the joys of motherhood--check it out= )


HUGS,

Melissa

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CHLOE453 9/28/2010 6:15AM

    Love it....those were really good. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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CHLOE453 9/28/2010 6:14AM

    Love it....those were really good. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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KAKIPOPUP 9/27/2010 7:51PM

    Too true!



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GOOZLEBEAR 9/27/2010 6:51PM

    Funny and so true!!!! My daughter is now sounding a lot like me when she talks to her boys!!!! emoticon

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LAURAWILLBEFIT 9/27/2010 5:57PM

    It's funny and some of it is sooo true! emoticon

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QUIKSYLVER 9/27/2010 5:25PM

    Funny! DH and I always laugh at the things that come out of our mouths as parents that we would never have imagined we would say, such as "Don't paint your brother!" emoticon

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A Mother Knows (A chuckle for Sunday)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

John invited his mother over for dinner. During the meal, his mother couldn't help noticing how beautiful John's roommate Julie was. She had long been suspicious of a relationship between John and his roommate, and this only made her more curious.
Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between John and the roommate than met the eye.

Reading his mom's thoughts, John volunteered, "I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, Julie and I are just roommates."

About a week later, Julie came to John and said, "Ever since your mother came to dinner, I can't find the beautiful silver gravy ladle. You don't suppose she took it, do you?"

John said, "Well, I doubt it, but I'll write her a letter, just to be sure."

So he sat down and wrote:

"Dear Mother,
I'm not saying you 'did' take a gravy ladle from my house, and I'm not saying you 'did not' take a gravy ladle from my house, but the fact remains that one has been missing ever since you were here for dinner.

Love,
John."


Several days later, John received a letter from his mother which read:
"Dear Son,
I'm not saying that you 'do' sleep with Julie, and I'm not saying that you 'do not' sleep with Julie, but the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her own bed, she would have found the gravy ladle by now.

Love,
Mom."

http://www.teachingheart.net/funny.html#
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MOLGRA2 9/26/2010 11:47PM

    HA! Talk about thinking outside the box.

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 9/26/2010 8:23PM

    emoticon You always share the best funnies! Thanks! emoticon

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TRISHP1961 9/26/2010 7:10PM

    Sounds like something my mother would do..Thanks for the good laugh!

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SINCEKINDER 9/26/2010 6:23PM

    Oh...I laughed out loud with this one and my DH asked what, so I shared with him. He too had a good laugh. Thanks!

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GREEKGAL1 9/26/2010 6:11PM

  That made me laugh outloud. Thank you.

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OLDERDANDRT 9/26/2010 5:58PM

    Great story! That's a hoot!!!

Hugs,
Jayne

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/26/2010 5:38PM

    That is so funny, thank you for the Sunday chuckle!!!!!!
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VICKI-N-FLA 9/26/2010 5:37PM

    So cute. Thanks for the laugh. emoticon

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LEXIE63 9/26/2010 5:22PM

    I'll have to remember that trick. emoticon
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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FATROCKSTAR 9/26/2010 3:43PM

    That is hysterical! Normandy

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RUFFIT 9/26/2010 3:22PM

    Pretty slick of that Mom!! Moni emoticon

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ZANDASMOM1 9/26/2010 3:22PM

    That...is funny!!!!

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LAURAWILLBEFIT 9/26/2010 2:55PM

    emoticon that was good!!!

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Skinny Vibe Challenge - Things I Like about Myself

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sounds easy but it isn't easy for me to write about myself and what I do well, but I will try.

I like my hair (starting easy here)

I like my Spark friends (and thank you for the support you give me)

I like that I have maintained my weight for three months

I like that I am keeping up with my exercise

I like that I found a cardio machine I can use that doesn't bother my arthritic foot

I LOVE the fact that I have been smoke free since May 2009!

I love my job (the in this economy that I have a job)

I like that my size 8's fit even if the 4's don't

I like that I can encourage others to do their best

I like that healthy choices come more easily to me

I like that I no longer beat myself up because I made an unhealthy choice once in a while.

Those are reasons that I like who I am becoming. Thanks for listening.

  
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MOLS626 9/27/2010 1:30PM

    This is very inspiring emoticon

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ZURDTA- 9/26/2010 6:00AM

    Smoke free since May 2009 - that IS emoticon

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TAMMYTH64 9/25/2010 10:22PM

    You've come such a long way! Sooo awesome! So jealous about the size 8. I'll never be in anything lower than a size 12 (big bone structure).

You're an awesome friend!
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HDHAWK 9/25/2010 9:12PM

    Great blog! Congrats on quitting smoking!

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CHRYS13 9/25/2010 7:04PM

    Wonderful blog! I read the team's challenge today and shied away from it. (oh, oh!) Your positive spirit is evident! Congratulations to you!


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NPA4LOSS 9/25/2010 6:04PM

    You did great! Now add I have a wonderful spirit and I share it. I have a help bring positive vibes to many. I have to many fantastic things about me that the page won't hold them all. That's you from my eyes. emoticon emoticon

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MYRNACARRIER 9/25/2010 4:53PM

    This is a good thing to do.
So often, we women, do not consider our good points.
I think I may just to this list myself.
Thank you.
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GOOZLEBEAR 9/25/2010 4:51PM

    You know you are awesome no matter what your size!!! You are one of my most special and treasured Spark friends!!!! Love your blog, I find you so easy to encourage my friend because you try so hard to accomplish your goals!!!!

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2BHEALTHY46 9/25/2010 4:31PM

    And I do too.

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LEXIE63 9/25/2010 3:48PM

    What a great list! Congrats expecially on the smoking quit! I have been free of the weed since Jan 13th 2007, after smoking for 30 years. Never thought I'd do it. :-)

I already like who you are. I reckon I'm gonna LOVE who you are becoming! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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EDUCGRAD 9/25/2010 3:23PM

    Awesome,you rock

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WHISPERING-PINE 9/25/2010 3:19PM

  I LOVE you blog. I like your honesty and open-ness. Your go girlfriend. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAURAWILLBEFIT 9/25/2010 3:02PM

    I like you!!!
Just had to add that one! emoticon

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All Parents Can Relate

Friday, September 24, 2010

Attention Children:
The Bathroom Door is Closed.

Please do not stand here and talk, whine, or ask questions. Wait until I get out. Yes, it is locked. I want it that way. It is not broken, I am not trapped. I know I have left it unlocked, and even open at times, since you were born, because I was afraid some horrible tragedy might occur while I was in there, but it's been 10 years and I want some PRIVACY. Do not ask me how long I will be. I will come out when I am done. Do not bring the phone to the bathroom door. Do not go running back to the phone yelling She's in the BATHROOM! Do not begin to fight as soon as I go in. Do not stick your little fingers under the door and wiggle them. This was funny when you were two. Do not slide pennies, Legos, or notes under the door. Even when you were two this got a little tiresome. If you have followed me down the hall talking, and are still talking as you face this closed door, please turn around, walk away, and wait for me in another room. I will be glad to listen to you when I am done.
And yes, I still love you.

http://www.teachingheart.net/funny.html#
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ILLINITEACHER52 9/25/2010 11:42AM

  LOL - Now if pets could just read notes too!

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TAMMYTH64 9/24/2010 11:49PM

    Love it! Funny how I can't seem to get that through to my husband! emoticon

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MOMKAT4310 9/24/2010 9:24PM

    Yep. The children did, the grand children do. Drives their mom nuts. I just cheer. She was not the worst, but payback is not so bad.

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MOMKAT4310 9/24/2010 9:24PM

    Yep. The children did, the grand children do. Drives their mom nuts. I just cheer. She was not the worst, but payback is not so bad.

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MOMKAT4310 9/24/2010 9:24PM

    Yep. The children did, the grand children do. Drives their mom nuts. I just cheer. She was not the worst, but payback is not so bad.

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OLDERDANDRT 9/24/2010 4:15PM

    Yep!!! Been there, done that!!! I totally relate. And how about this....my cat used to stick her paw under the door and wiggle it around!!! LOL!!!

Hugs,
Jayne

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/24/2010 4:04PM

    That is so funny and so typical of kids!!!!! Great blog!!! Yes, it is also true of grandchildren and sometimes spouses!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MRE1956 9/24/2010 1:21PM

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I mean, just what IS it with kids and closed bathroom doors, anyhow?

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GRANNYPEG 9/24/2010 1:00PM

    emoticon and very true....not only my children but my grandchildren too...

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SPRING1973 9/24/2010 11:43AM

    Absolutely wonderful! I can't tell you how many times my girls need "Momma" as soon as I close that door!
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