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Forty Years is a LONG time to do anything!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Today is Easter Sunday. Today is also our 40th Wedding Anniversary.
The sheer length of forty years is mind boggling to me. Not really sure how that time has passed. I know some of the time seems to have gone in warped speed. The short time from when my daughters were born - to taking them to kindergarten - to packing them off to college ~ flew by! Balanced then by the interminable days of waking, getting them up, fed, to school, myself to work, shopping, home, laundry, cooking dinner, cleaning, organizing, planning, bed routine, waking, getting everyone up, dressed out ...etc. Ad Nauseum.

Back then, when you heard that someone was 40 years old, you thought, Oh man, they're really old! And if someone was working in the same job for 40 years, boring that must be. And 40 years married, well, they were old grandparents. How do they stand it!?

Now Pyne and I are here ~ together - still. Same house, the one we bought, and he moved into 2 months before our wedding, and I came home to from our Honeymoon. The house we said was a good starter house. Better to buy, than rent, knowing we'd be moving out, going places.
And today I find myself in my starter house, with my starter husband, with lots of usage and old age showing on all of us. Wondering Where, and How, forty years has gone?


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LEANJEAN6 11/21/2014 4:03PM

    You sound like a wonderful person--Himself will love yer sleigh--me too!!!---Thank-you-Lynda

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DOLLIE6 9/29/2014 2:12PM

    congratulations. I have been married 43 years. we rented to start with. We were married three years had our son, left the city, moved to the county. We lived in the same house for 37 years and hubby built us a log cabin up the hill from the home place and turned the home place into an office. You are right the time has passed so fast. I had a birthday the 25 of September and I am 68. It does not compute. I feel much younger. I look at my tall dark headed husband and see white hair that is thin, I see my hair heavy salt and pepper, I see our wrinkles and its funny, like we are not really like that, we are young and vibrant under this cover of age. We are playing at being old. We are really young. This is all so surreal.

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~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 9/18/2014 10:12PM

    Theresa, best wishes on your relationship, your house, your everything.

I am sorry but you really crack me up when you write. You have this Mark Twain-esque kind of humour and I love it.

I am now 64 and I can feel and remember when I was 5, 13, 19, 23, 30, 40, 50, 60...How could it be that I am my mother's age? She lived until she was 64. My brother and sister have far exceeded my dad and mom's age. If only I am so lucky!

hugs and hugs

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SUNSHINEGB 5/22/2014 1:45PM

    Congratulation, belated but heartfelt.

I'm in the same house with same hubby and I love it. I'm 80 next year and not a person to have regrets - what's the point, eh? But I do understand what you're saying.

Time flies and you wonder where it went, where did your life go, etc. Winter is not a good time for most of us, being cooped up in the house most of the time, snowed in at times, cold outside, brrrr. But Spring is here and we can get out, get working in the garden or sit on the porch and people watch.

Enjoy your life, we only get to go round it once.
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LEANJEAN6 5/7/2014 8:17AM

    I enjoyed reading about your anniversary--same house etc--kinda like here--Enjoy the Spring--SPRING HAS SPRUNG!--Lynda emoticon

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BELFASTBIKER 4/21/2014 2:43PM

    This 44 yer old sez Happy Anniversary. :)

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BAMAJAM2 4/21/2014 2:28PM

  My hearty congratulations to you and your husband on your anniversary! It is also a wonder to me --- how the years have flown by! Our sons are grown, and now we have four grandsons. Our 44th anniversary is this summer.... He is still my prince!
Best wishes!

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NANCYPAT1 4/21/2014 1:08PM

    Hope your anniversary and your Easter were both fantabulous and that you have another 40 years of joy and blessings ahead of you

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JAOTAO 4/21/2014 11:25AM

    Congrats Theresa ... not bad to weather life's storms and still be together. I'm in my 3rd starter home (20 years) and Mike & I been together for 25 and I wonder where that time went as well...

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IOWAGRAMMA 4/21/2014 9:46AM

    Nothing wrong with starter houses OR husbands. Can't say we're still in our first home (thank God for small favors, as we lived with his parents for a few months), but the starter husband is just fine, thank you! LOL! Here's to another 40 years...or however many God blesses you with. Wishing you all the best, Theresa! Jeannie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPEEDY143 4/20/2014 2:07PM

    emoticon What a lovely "Happy Easter" story emoticon ... two love birds still sharing the same nest emoticon emoticon and emoticon May God continue to bless you both today and always emoticon emoticon

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IOEINC 4/20/2014 1:47PM

    emoticon What a great story Theresa!!! And you are so right!! back when we were young did we ever think getting to be women of a certain age would happen to us? So busy living our lives just like you said, kids, hubbies, working, taking care of everything and just one day here we are!! Where did that time go?? My mother used to say time flies and I would laugh at her!! What did I know back then???

My hubs and I are coming up on 42 anniversary this September. And I knew him for years before that, grew up with him, he was one of my brother's best friends. And the fact that he is still breathing is a testament to my patience and understanding. emoticon

Have a wonderful special day and Happy Easter!!


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SNUZSUZ 4/20/2014 12:55PM

    Happy Anniversary! What an amazing story! My Mom and Dad were together 54 years when my Dad passed. You just don't see that anymore these days:)

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ANYONEELSE 4/20/2014 12:51PM

    Happy anniversary.

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1BOSSMOMMY 4/20/2014 12:44PM

    Congratulations. I've been married to the same man for 39 years and through all of life's ups and downs there is no one I would rather spend every day of my life with. It's such a comfort having stability in your life and someone who knows and understands you more than anyone else ever can.

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Have To Change My Mind Set ...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Had an appointment with a new Endocrinologist yesterday. Really hate Breaking In a New Dr.! But, seems like this will be a good connection for me.
She is young ~ this is a good thing. The Office is very easy to access, for me. I have trouble walking far. And today at least, everything moved well...I signed in 20 min. before my Appt. time, and 2 minutes later they took me back in to begin weight, height, and update. Dr. came in a bit before 9:00am . Hope it goes as efficiently on most of the following appointments.

Two areas of concern ~ one, I have been TOO good at controlling my Blood Glucose! I have strived to keep my A1c below 6.0 ~ been pretty successful at it too. My A1c's have been under 6.0 , testing 4 times a year for years. Now, she suggests that I let it get to an A1c - 7.0 !
Seems that latest studies show that there is NO benefit to "Seniors" keeping such tight control of their Diabetes. And, some studies suggest tight control, low A1c has links to early death.
Seems "curiouser and curiouser" to me! So she cut one of my Diabetes medicine doses in half. But I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around learning to be comfortable with higher numbers. I guess 20 plus years of hearing how well I've controlled by Blood Glucose, has me used to "low # is good"! Now if I see a reading of 130 to 150 it is OK .

Then she praised my good BG numbers for having such good pulses in my feet, for someone who has been diagnosed as Diabetic for over 20 years. Dr. said she has patients that have only been diabetic two years and she can't feel pulses in the feet.

Another concern is my Calcium levels seem to be higher than optimum, only slightly..1 point high. But it is a concern. She ordered additional specialized blood tests. We will discuss the results after the New Year. Depending on what results show...we may have to do more extensive tests. But for now, she has told me to stop taking my Vitamin D supplement.
Funny as Vit. D was just recommended by my Primary Dr., and by the Blue Cross/CVS Health team~ that I continue to take it! Even going to cover cost for Vit. D by Rx , starting Jan. 1, 2014.

So, new changes to wrap my old brain around!
Have a Happy, Healthy New Year Everyone! emoticon emoticon

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MASTERPIECE8 12/26/2013 8:43AM

    Great visit with the MD. Why is it they want us to make changes when we're so 'used to doing it' the way we've been doing it? I guess the better question is: Where do I begin making these changes?

You're going to figure it all out. I know you will!

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JAOTAO 12/25/2013 12:39PM

    Wonderful news, Congratulations to you!

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IOWAGRAMMA 12/24/2013 5:56PM

    Just like trying to learn anything else, Theresa, try a little bit at a time. You'll get it figured out, I'm sure. Just read where the experts are now also recommending that we not treat blood pressures as stringently as earlier recommended (for some of us older people). Good work on the great glucose control, however. You have worked hard and it shows!!! Merry Christmas, Theresa!!!

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JSTETSER 12/24/2013 11:27AM

    Congratulations to you!
I also have type 2 Diabetes. I have changed my life through exercise and diet. I have the healthy changes that come my way!

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PYNETREE 12/24/2013 11:26AM

    ...or How To Teach an Old Brain, New Tricks! emoticon

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Thanksgiving is NOT about the Turkey Feast!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

emoticon We were getting ourselves all wrapped up in the big meal planning, shopping, prepping. Feeling like it was a big pain when we were all alone for Thanksgiving this year...just hubby and I, and the dog. Then it seemed like the big thing about the holiday was the Feast.
When reality smacked me upside the's not about the food on the table, but who is around the table.
So while we were moaning about our two daughters, and three grandsons, 1 Son-in-Law not being here today....we still have them with us.
My husband has had a rough year and a recent surgery, but he's here. Our oldest daughter's car was totaled in an accident last month...but they all survived with minor injuries. Our youngest daughter was home for almost all of October, and can't come for Thanksgiving, but will be home for Christmas.
So having them all, happy, healthy is the first thing to head the list of things I'm grateful for.

I am feeling the loss of my parents, my sister, Husbands parents, dear friends, and in June, I lost a Beloved Aunt. But the memories of them tied to Thanksgiving and Christmas are all good memories. So I'm counting them in the things I've been blessed with.

You know, when you actually start listing all that you are blessed to have had, and what you still have...the list is immense.

So I am wishing you a day where your list of gifts, are greater than all the food on your table. Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon

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REMEMBER_THIS 11/26/2013 8:44AM

A beautiful blog. emoticon
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AUNTCAT 10/6/2013 12:48AM

    Yes, I agree it is important to be thankful for the things/people in our lives. I remember there were times when I felt grumpy as a teenager, hearing the song "Count Your Blessings", then started to count them. I was grumbly when I first began counting - but my grumbly mood did not last long after I'd listed my blessings. Thanks for the reminder emoticon .

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LEANJEAN6 9/29/2013 8:44AM

    There is so much to be thankful for--No, it's not just about the food---Lynda

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IRISHEI 12/9/2012 10:17AM

    So very true, we do have lots of blessings. I am the same way, missing my parents, many friends gone now, and relatives too. Cherishing the memories and having a special day with those that can come for the special thanksgiving dinner is my way
of handling it. My son will not be home for Christmas (he lives in NY, I'm in OH) and I was so sad about it,but then realized, I am lucky in so many ways. My family and friends are a great gift. My brother will be in town from CO. My sister, thank goodness is still here and We talk almost every day. My grandkids are a joy. Your three boys are so beautiful and I know you love them to pieces. Well, got to get going to church, so hope your Thanksgiving was memorable. Keep in touch. Two weeks will go fast, so in case we do not connect, Happy Christmas to you, dh and family. emoticon
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GOPINTOS 11/26/2012 6:12PM

    Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Thanks for sharing!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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RONALANA 11/26/2012 11:53AM

    This is so true! We didn't have any family here with us - but they are well, healthy, happy, and two of our kids were together in Italy, the other two were together in New York City. We are blessed beyond measure and that is the whole purpose of Thanksgiving, right? To count our blessings and give thanks! Your blog was a blessing to me and I want to say emoticon

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PEGGYO 11/23/2012 1:22PM

    Happy Thanksgiving

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EATVEGAN 11/23/2012 1:38AM

    Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for your good wishes. You're so right that it isn't about the food. I was fortunate to have most of my family around today, and a long talk with DD and DGGD this evening on the phone. Wonderful day!

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HYATTI1 11/22/2012 11:56PM

    You are so right but that turkey sure taste good mean while. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and found many reasons to be thankful for.


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BELDONDOG1 11/22/2012 11:11PM

    Very well said, Theresa. We really should be thankful every day, because if our family or friends are with us physically or just mentally or have gone "home", they are still with us, because of our greatest memories of them.

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JILL313 11/22/2012 8:43PM

    I love your blog. . .and I have a big list myself of "gifts" I've been blessed with. I wish I would have had a little more willpower as overate big time today. I'm hoping Pyne will have a better year but you have been blessed with a beautiful family and I know you're as thankful for them as they are for you, Pyne and little Finch. Thank you for putting Thanksgiving Day's feast into perspective and I know I have so much to be thankful for this year. Take care dear friend. I count you among my blessings.

Hugs & Love,


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TUBLADY 11/22/2012 1:17PM

    You are so right, Theresa, it;s not what is happening right now it about the memories and life as we cope.
May you enjoy the day, and look forward to a bigger family gathering at Xmas.
After fixing some appetizers, I am relieved not to have to fix the large family dinners I or my Grandmother used to fix.
The family as got so large, everyone contributes.
Even though some will be absent, they are remembered.
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IOWAGRAMMA 11/22/2012 12:45PM

    Thank you so very much, Theresa! You are right on the mark and so many of us have such amazing things to be thankful for, including me! Have a wonderful day with Pyne and may we all practice thinking about our list of gifts being greater than the food on the table! emoticon emoticon

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PEZMOM1 11/22/2012 12:31PM

Happy Thanksgiving!

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ESILBO 11/22/2012 10:42AM

LISE emoticon

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BRENDA_G50 11/22/2012 10:29AM

    To me, Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks for everyone and everything we are grateful for. You summed it up beautifully.


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Surviving Super Storm Sandy's Sweep thru PA

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Well, We have survived the worst of Sandy! Rain yesterday was relentless! Raining still today, but not pounding, sky is brighter. Winds still gusting, but it is amazing how today's 30 mph gust feel like just a breeze...compared to last nights recorded 60 to 80mph GUSTS!
But the creek in front of our house stayed in it's banks. The old Oak tree, 15 ft. in back of our house, is still standing. Although almost all of the leaves are off it, and just a few small branches emoticon came down!
And while the power flickered, it never went completely.

So we are feeling a lot less stressed about the tail end of this storm. Much more confident that all will be well!

Hope Everyone in Sandy's path fares as well!

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JOYFUL78 11/5/2012 7:35PM

    thank god you are okay and your family, hugssssssssssssssssss

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JUDYAASH 10/31/2012 12:23PM

    Glad to know you are all right. My prayers are with you and every one in the path of Sandy.

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JILL313 10/31/2012 8:41AM

    Theresa, I am so glad you and Pyne are okay and survived one of the worse storms ever. It sounds like NY and NJ got the worst or it. I know you're counting your Blessings right now. Last November we had a Hurricane here with winds up to 100 miles per hour I honestly thought my roof would collapse but it did do over $10,000 worth of damage to the inside and outside of my house. I still haven't repaired all the damage as when it comes to Homeowner's insurance my Co. didn't cover everything. I never want to go through that again. Be Safe and Sound and be careful if you have to go outside.

Hugs & Love,


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EATVEGAN 10/30/2012 9:44PM

    I'm very happy for you. It must be a very great relief after all the threats, that it is over. You have been blessed.

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    Theresa..So happy that you are okay and doing well. So glad that you have no damage from the storm. Been thinking of you. emoticon

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BELDONDOG1 10/30/2012 5:49PM

    Glad that you and Pyne survived the storm with no damage. We had no damage, but high winds, flooding and our power was out for over for 14 hours. It was like 58 in here and believe it or not, I was cold--I'm normally the hot one. It's not over yet, but the winds and rain aren't as bad as last night. My heart goes out and my prayers go up to the people who have died in NY and NJ. We were very lucky Theresa. (hugs) Noel

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RONALANA 10/30/2012 2:26PM

    Happy to hear this news. Others weren't so fortunate! Count your blessings!!!

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JAOTAO 10/30/2012 2:14PM

    Glad you are safe!

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SANDYW1945 10/30/2012 12:46PM

    Good to hear you are safe Theresa!

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TUBLADY 10/30/2012 12:23PM

    That's good news. You were some of the lucky ones. Pa. was more inland and didn't get the storm serge like much of te east coast got.
Take care.
Hugs Tisha emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 10/30/2012 12:10PM

    So good to hear, Theresa!! That is really good news. Thanks for updating us! emoticon

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LINOVER 10/30/2012 11:58AM

    Good to hear that you are safe and have no flooding. We didn't have any flooding either and had only a flicker or two of the lights. A lot of people in our area (WV), however, did lose power. I hope they get it back quickly. Looking out the windows I don't see too many branches down although we are surrounded by woods. It is still raining so I think I will wait until tomorrow before venturing out!

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IOEINC 10/30/2012 11:46AM

    Surprisingly we only lost our power momentarily but did lose several tree branches to our fence and our dishwasher to a power surge. Other than that the family is safe and that's what counts!! Glad to hear you and your family is safe as well and that you didn't have any flooding with the creek.


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TXTOAD9970 10/30/2012 11:28AM

    Glad to hear you survived the storm! emoticon

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No, the easy,fast food, really wasn't worth it!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

So in the course of Human has been driven home to me, innumerable times, - -Go with your first NOT go with husband's great idea! And yet again, I weakened!

I said OK, Stop at those damn golden you can use your coupon. emoticon

It's 2:30 pm...I haven't had anything in the last seven and a half hours but a few water bottles. We were at my late Aunt's house...trying to empty it for sale. Long ~Hot~ busy day. Too long for my diabetic self to go...I was shaky, sweaty, and had a bad headache. So he got big mushroom swiss Angus burgers, and McCafe's...Almost equal to what my daily limit is for calories...over for fat and sodium. Then, after I had almost finished drink on the drive home, he informs me that this McD's did NOT have the Sugar Free Syrup, I usually get for this as a diabetic I was in double trouble!
Got home, turned on A/C, and ate burgers..I shared 1/4 of my burger with the dog, plus only ate half the Bun.
I know, sort of like skipping the cherry on a big Sundae! Too little to have been any help!

But, I rationalized it that this would be lunch and dinner...I really needed to it was Easy... fast..and tasted wonderful! emoticon

Within the hour, I was violently ill ! Both directions. Stayed that way next 6 hours! Miserable!

I so PAID the price for this caving in to what I knew was not the best plan...and just taking the easiest, lazy, hungry way. Some of the blame goes right to my low blood glucose...I do get stupid when I'm having a low. And after being Diabetic for the last 23 years of our 38 year marriage, you would think I'd have learned that DH rarely has "good ideas" that will be to my benefit! emoticon emoticon

Hoping that being "too late smart" as old Amish used to say..will be a lesson that sticks. Stop taking the easy way not often the smartest way.
Don't fall blindly for, right there, right now, fast food! I could have been home and fixed a salad in 30 to 45 minutes. And felt good the rest of the day.

Telling myself to look on the bright side..I lived...I didn't blame him OUTLOUD...I tossed some of those calories...and sure got a whole lot of exercise, that I don't normally get!
And today is a new Day!

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CHUTEROOSTER 1/25/2013 2:44AM

    MCD's Caesar Salad with the grilled chicken, dressing on the side and a glass of water is around 400 calories (depending on how much of the dressing you eat) and the perfect meal for me after a workout. WIth all the chewing it takes to eat the lettuce and carrots it takes quite awhile to finish your meal.

I've been eating one of these after each workout at the gym and really enjoy them even tho I've never been much of a salad eater.



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BAMEIBOO 1/4/2013 11:58AM

    Proving we are human. The worst part is you getting sick. I'm not diabetic so I don't know how much about the daily living aspect of it. I do have celiac, can't eat gluten. So most things at most places are off limits. And I get hungry every time we get in the car and start driving. I quickly learned to keep a snack in my purse since getting a burger is now out of the questions. I still eat the fries once in awhile, the yogurt parfait, a Carmel sundae, no one loved a big Mac more than me! It's been 2 years of going cold turkey on the gluten and sometimes I get into a pity party and just want a good burger again! Gluten free bread is awful by the way. One would think you would lose weight giving up all fast food and eating out in the beginning, I gain over 20lbs when I quit eating gluten. I lost over thirty and have kept it off but never lost anymore! That's why I'm on spark people looking for support!

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CLUMBOY 10/3/2012 6:43AM

    oh--i am so sorry you got sick! you are right--that "easy" food isn't nearly as easy as it sounds! hope today is much better!

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VJH-W65 8/28/2012 1:19PM

    We really need to find out what to order when
these 'bright ideas' happen to the male species,
I eat the angus burger with no bun
usually get 3 fries from his plate
No drinks from anywhere.
The % is bad for the number of fountain drinks mistakes in fast food.
I order a regular coke & nearly died from a diet soda. [ Aspertaime allergy]
She was young, new, and so sorry.

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BELDONDOG1 7/30/2012 9:29PM

    So sorry that you got so sick and hopefully you were better today. I still have a plain hamburger, nothing on it, every once in a while from McD. It's not that bad and I get my fast food fix. Please take care of yourself and don't blame poor Bumpy. :)
Love you, Noel!

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NANZ59 7/30/2012 3:14PM

    I wanted to thank you for your note on my Missing Sherri blog. It was very thoughtful of you to reach out. I read your blog and had to smile. For me, it was an In-n-Out Double Double Saturday night. I can't even claim it was spur of the moment. It was our celebration of Sherri's birthday. I even "planned" for it. eating few carbs and calories during the day. But I forgot that pesky sodium. Way over! Luckily I wasn't as sick as you, but I have certainly been there in the past.
I wish I had some sure fire advice for you, but I'm 63 still morbidly obese, so I guess all I can offer you to company on the journey. I know we can get there! Hang in!

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TORTILLAFLATS 7/29/2012 10:09PM

    Theresa, I am glad that it is amother day, but if you are anything like me, when I am hot, tired and haven't ate for a long while I can't make good decisions. I get foggy and just grab the first thing I get my hands on and that would not be a salad. We need to learn to protect ourselves from getting into that situation. Sorry you got ill from it. We will learn! emoticon


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IOWAGRAMMA 7/29/2012 9:56PM

    Yes, it's hard to avoid some of these problems, that is true. I've sort of figured out which things to order at some of the fast food places: at McD's I get the side salad that Janet mentioned with blasamic vinaigrette and a hamburger (not a big one, just a plain old hamburger) and between the two things it comes to less than 350 calories...probably more like 325. You were in a bind, Theresa, but consider it another lesson driven home, perhaps more forcefully than you would have liked. You'll do better the next time, I'm positive! Hope you have a better week ahead! Love, Jeannie

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MILLISMA 7/29/2012 9:38PM

    Not a good way to get ride of the calories. And you are right, today is a new day so don't be so hard on yourself (or hubby). It was a lesson learned.


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GOPINTOS 7/29/2012 9:19PM

    So sorry for your experience!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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KADYSMOM11 7/29/2012 8:14PM

    I do the same thing with Mickey Ds and Burger King! You're getting back on track so that's a good thing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAOTAO 7/29/2012 3:12PM

    Good for you getting back on the bike, so to speak. Yes, an app is great if you have a smartphone. I have SP and Restaurant Nutrition on mine which helps me make better (if you call fast food a better) choice. Keeping protein bars in your purse is valuable, too.

But sometimes, we do indulge, own it, release it and move on. Here's to a good week for you. Jackie

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COCK-ROBIN 7/29/2012 2:51PM

    Good for you! You got right back up after you had your McMeal, and avoided the downward spiral. Don't give up, you're worth it!

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RICHILA 7/29/2012 2:40PM

    I am diabetic as well and keep protein bars and dried fruit with me along with my water bottle to stave off the "low blood sugar unable to think" attacks. My newest purse has a separate zipper pouch just big enough for a protein bar, my meter and an insulin pen. I bought a small stainless steel water bottle that also fits in my purse to make sure i am prepared.
The best thing about Sparking for the last year is that I have been able to get rid of one diabetic med altogether and dropped my insulin from 60 units per day to 20.units.

If you have a smart phone, one of the best tools I have found is the application called Fast Food. It lets you put together a meal and save it from hundreds of Fast food restaurants. My husband now can just ask which of the meals I want from the restaurant. It gives you all the information you need to add it to your favorites on your nutrition tracker.

Spark On! We Got This! emoticon

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EATVEGAN 7/29/2012 2:27PM

    So sorry you suffered. Just a note should it happen again. The golden arches have a side salad which is pretty good. The salad itself is very low cal. Just some lettuce, tomato, and they have Newman's Own dressing. The ranch is delicious, though 170 calories. I know, it's not the yummy greasy burger, but it might hold you 'til you get home. emoticon

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IMSOOZEEQ 7/29/2012 2:01PM

    Oh have I been there. Okay so I was there yesterday after eating Mexican food. I didn't get sick but I ave retained so much water that I could be a floating device or a cement shoe! Not sure which! lol

It is a new day! Let's make it a great one!!!

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WALKINGBOUT 7/29/2012 12:48PM

    I know the feeling... Things never go as intended... Especially when you've had little time for proper nutrition and long working days... Add to that the husbands we have in our lives and the fact that they are HUNGRY...doesn't help.... Traveling in a vehicle and a ways to get to the home... Oh yeah ... Those golden arches... Ha! We all seem to fall for it once and a while.... How can you plan for the unknown events leading to this?... Ha! Just got to hope that the next time will be better... I know it is hard. I am beginning to wonder if it is possible to win in these type situations... But, the truth...Never let it get you to throw up your hands and quit trying... One day.... Ha! We just may figure it out... Keep smiling at the husband and journey forward... We got this!... emoticon

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JILL313 7/29/2012 12:09PM

    I'm so sorry to hear you didn't feel well after eating a (greasy) McDonald's hamburger. But, it seems as if Pyne almost encourages you to eat wrong. . .I know he means well but is so hard to resist especially when you're hungry and your BS is low. I've heard for us diabetics it's good to carry a healthy type snack or granola bar in our purse. Truthfully I don't do that myself but we both should. I know things like that have happened to me before and the secret is planning ahead and bringing our own sandwiches, salads, fruit, veggies, etc. in a cooler when you know you're going to be gone a long time. I also love your positive attitude and know it's taught you a hard lesson. I'm glad you feel better now as you're such a good woman.

Hugs & Love,


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NANAW12001 7/29/2012 12:01PM

  You do sound positive. It is a new day.

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