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I was so-o-o-o bad, but it tasted so-o-o-o good!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

I was so-o-o-o bad, but it tasted so-o-o-o good!

Started the day really good, nice normal Saturday other than it was the 4th of July and for the first time ever I had to take Dad to Dialysis on a Saturday (my sister had an opportunity to travel over the weekend!).

Good breakfast of fruit w/ cottage cheese and yogurt! Sampled 1/2 stick made by my dad, maybe 50 calories - I even shared it with his dog!

Wanted to grill some chicken but with a freezer full of chicken I couldn't find a single package from everything else being on top! No problem, I took out 2 Pork Sirloin chops. Even breaded and fried, I could work them into the day.

Went to Walmart's to pick up dad's prescription - pharmacy closed.
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Wanted to pick up Strawberries for neighbor that took time out of her day to buy Cream Cheese for me on sale with a limit - found Bing Cherries $2 pound! Yikes, I bought Bing Cherries for $2 pound and spent a small fortune!! Did you know you can freeze cherries?! Yup!! I now have loads of cherries on top of my hidden, never to be found again chicken!

Here's where the day got "oops-ed".

Got home and sampled quite a few cherries while attempting to make lunch. Do you remember me saying, "never allow yourself to get hungry?"

So I put the last of the fresh corn into a pot to boil, and thawed the pork the rest of the way and dredged them in a matzoh meal mixture and prepared to fry them. I had also found 1 chicken breast fillet and thawed it too. Yup, coated it as well - what do they say about "in for a dollar, in for a pound?"

Now is where it gets really scary - I never weighed my pork chop! Nope, just kept eating it!! So I estimated it to be about 12 ounces!! Yup, that is quite a portion. Had 2 ears of corn too, one before the pork, one after. It's ok, I cut the pork chop in half! But you guessed it, ate both halves.
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Here's where the "in for a dollar, in for a pound," comes in. I wanted dessert so I had my regular dinner right after lunch - ice cream with cereal but this time topped with coolwhip! Believe it or not, at this point my day was still ok! A bit high, but not unacceptable.

So-o-o-o, what happened next you ask? DH was looking for crackers. OMG, I broke the 'cardinal rule' and didn't have a cracker in the house for him. So I opened a new box of Matzoh's and darn his hide, he only wanted half a board. I don't know what happened, but that other half a board just seemed to want me to put peanut butter and jelly on it! So, I made the matzoh happy and smeared it with pb & j and enjoyed! I think you can all see what happened next?! Yup, that half a board with pb & j asked me to get another board of matzoh ready! The only good news here is the board of matzoh is only 100 calories. The better news is by the time I had the 2nd board ready, DH said, "that looks good!" and I gave him half the board - the bigger half!!
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The rest of the story is 2600 calories later and in the hole for my Calorie Deficit I got up off my butt and did a 3 Mile WATP with weights, followed by an 18 minute walk outside with DH. Finished my day with a Calorie Burn of 756 and a Calorie Deficit of 32!!

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Be careful out there, danger lurks in every bite!
Love y'all,
Linda

  
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MELTEAGUE 7/7/2009 8:55AM

    O my , I thought that by the title of the blog there was sure to be CHEESECAKE Involves, esp when I started reading about cream cheese and cherries! lol.....


But peanut butter and Jelly on Matzos...Oooo not so bad...but yes soooo good!

Thanks for the giggle, I can sooo relate!

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SOPHIADARE 7/7/2009 7:34AM

    Brilliant and hilarious.

So glad to read your dad is home safe!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 7/6/2009 3:52PM

    LOL!!! You are the BEST!!!

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GRALLEN 7/6/2009 9:51AM

    Wow, you are so good.

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CAROL_ 7/5/2009 10:34PM

    You did very well! I think the key words, at least for me, were, "I got up off my butt and did . . . . ". Yeah, that's what I need to remember and to live by.

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GINILEE4 7/5/2009 8:39PM

    You're a wonderful story teller. You should write short stories. Take care,

Gini

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MSCANDICE25 7/5/2009 7:08PM

    Wow you are amazing you managed to eat and still get i that workout later in the day I would have thrown in the towel and called it a day like I have been doing on the days I feel I'm going over but what I like about you is that you keep it real and share no matter what and I like that about you so I have to say wtg on that

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DEBIPOGUE 7/5/2009 4:53PM

    LOL!!! I laughed so hard I cried. You are so funny and sooooo honest! Been there, done that! Glad to see that you were able to make up for it by the end of the day...GOOD FOR YOU! Bless you my friend.
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LIVNFITNHAPPY 7/5/2009 2:56PM

    What I want to know is how you got yourself into the exercise mode at such a late time in the day. I can see myself skirting disaster just the way you did by redirecting some of those "iffy" choices and recognizing that you had allowed yourself to get hungry. I have been there.

I have not quite gotten to the place of pushing or tricking or cajoling myself into exercise when it is late in the day and I am getting tired.
The 18 min. walk, yes, but the WATP 3mi. would be unlikely.

Please tell me your secrets!!! YOU ROCK!!!


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FINDINGREALME 7/5/2009 10:39AM

    Kudos to you -- your healthy habits are so ingrained, you can turn a potential disaster into a good day! Keep rocking it, girlie!!

Beth

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MARTY19 7/5/2009 8:36AM

    I love PB&J but don't have it often. But I do use the Skippy Light. I honestly cannot tell the difference.
I wouldn't worry too much. Your good habits are so ingrained that one day is not going to kill you. Even your bad days are better than some other people. lol

Lobe you
Marty

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_VALEO_ 7/5/2009 7:03AM

    emoticon darn Matzoh, peanut butter and jelly! Their callings are terrible!

Thankfully, you calculated your intake and get moving!

How are you going to freeze your cherries? I'm interested since my father always have lots of cherries and we never know what to do with all his crop.

You want to laugh: this morning, I saw my spouse all ready to go to work... when I saw him leaving with the bin liner and his bag, I asked him "where the hell are you going?"... He was going to work... on a Sunday!!! He thought it was Monday morning...

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Update on Ray & Pop

Friday, July 03, 2009

I want to thank everyone for their caring and prayers this past week.

Now that we have changed the procedure for cleaning and bandaging Ray's arm, I can see healing taking place before my eyes! The Wound Center was treating it as a burn and it was looking terrible. Our G.P. is using medicated gauze that has a Vaseline product on it to prevent sticking and Ray is growing new skin slowly but consistently! He still feels "listless" and has no appetite and I am praying this is from the medicine which is Sulfa-based. Your continued prayers are so very welcome and asked for. I do believe in the power of prayer and I also believe that asking for prayers brings many blessings to all involved, the ones doing the asking and the ones doing the praying.

My father is doing better now that he knows why his arm is still so very swollen and oozing. And he can feel the Fistula growing in his right arm so he now has the incentive to squeeze the ball with that arm. I am still praying for a successful surgery on Monday. I also ask for continued prayers for my father. He is so very drained after his Dialysis - I am praying for an answer so I can help to figure what we need to do to help him. The thought is that they are draining off too much fluid but the solution evades us.

Thank you all for your continued support. Words cannot express my total gratitude to this SparkPeople community.

To change the subject, I am still making progress! While my weight jumps up and down through the weeks, I finished June down .8 which is awesome! I had occasion to measure the other day and was pleasantly surprised with another inches loss. WooHoo!! My "ladies" have turned into thin pockets that just lie there, but what a relief not to be toting "bloated ladies" around 24/7 anymore. I don't bounce in my sports bra anymore! (Sorry guys if this is too much info for you .)
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Be careful out there! Danger lurks in every bite!
Love you all,
Linda & Ray & Pop

**I took the advice of my walking partner and came home and looked up the side effects of Ray's medicines and stopped his Bactrim (Sulfa). I also stopped using the Acyclovir cream thinking maybe it was double-dosing with the newer Acyclovir pills - Ray's appetite has improved and he is less lethargic! WooHoo!

  
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FINDINGREALME 7/5/2009 10:43AM

    Linda -- Glad to hear that your Dad and hubby are doing better and I will continue to keep them in my prayers as they heal! Congrats on the inches lost and LOL on the ladies...I look forward to being smaller there someday...my hubby is not as thrilled:-)

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CAROL_ 7/5/2009 1:01AM

    Wonderful news, all!! Praying.

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GINILEE4 7/4/2009 7:35PM

    Linda, you angel. WTG on the losses, both lbs and inches. and I can tell you this pair of ole ladies gets mighty heavy. LOL You were clever to check up on the meds and stop them if they were problematic. I am keeping your family in my prayers and hope this levels out for all of you soon,

Love ya,


Gini

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VEGEFARMER 7/4/2009 12:22AM

    Hugs Linda, you are doing a terrific job looking after your loved ones. I will be sending prayers out for the healing of your loved ones and also a prayer for you to keep you going.
Hugssssssssssssssssss

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JERSEYGIRL24 7/3/2009 10:42PM

    Thanks for the update. Sounds like things are heading in the right direction. I sure hope so.

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 7/3/2009 8:11PM

    Hi Linda,
So happy to hear that progress is being felt on almost all fronts.
I, too,believe in the blessings of prayer both for the one asking and those doing the praying. More prayers are on their way with an added request that a solution be found to help your Dad's arm! Also, a special prayer for
you, the devoted caretaker that you have the strength, balance and endurance needed to continue doing the phenomenal job you have been
doing.
Peace & Blessings,
Janet

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SOPHIADARE 7/3/2009 2:12PM

    Good for you, Linda, and thanks for the update on your husband and dad. Glad to keep the prayers coming!

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CICI510 7/3/2009 11:22AM

    I will definitely be praying for Ray and your dad. emoticon on the lost inches!!!!!

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DRAGONWOLF 7/3/2009 11:19AM

    emoticon Keep positive keep your strength up. Good thoughts for you and your family.

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MARTY19 7/3/2009 9:49AM

    I am so relieved to hear the good news. Things are turning around. I never underestimate the power of prayer. Everything in God's time. He takes good care of us when we need it.
You are so funny about your "girls" Your weight is also awesome. At me ww meeting I had a loss but not enough to even record it. LOL Frustrating but I am ok with it all. I am fantastic and I know it. LOL LOL

Hugs,
Marty

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MSLZZY 7/3/2009 7:15AM

    I will continue to pray for Ray and dad and increasing good health. Such struggles for two people who are your light and your life! Take care of them and yourself for you are all they have. God's blessings!
As for too much information-the guys will get over it LOL!

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The "whys" behind my step-down as leader.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

My dad had to have the Fistula removed from his left arm and put into his right arm but his left arm is still swollen, really badly swollen. The short version is the blood cannot get out of his left arm due to the lead from his defibrillator/pacemaker occluding the vein.

So we went back to the surgeon yesterday and would you believe it, his body remade the Fistula in his left arm?! It will need surgery again to remove it again. So now he has a Fistula in each arm and goes for a 3rd surgery on Monday, July 6th.

The day before Father's Day, June 20, Ray fell over my treadmill in the back hallway because he couldn't see it. The reason he couldn't see it is someone closed the bedroom door making the hallway too dark. He scraped his arms and has a really bad one on his left arm that tore the skin in a gash about 1"X7" and we had to rush to the ER where they removed the skin that was no longer attached. They bandaged him and we were to go to the Hospital Wound Center on Tuesday - and they dressed it like a burn and told us not to touch it until Friday but she used gauze instead of non-stick Telfa. I did ask about that but was assured it would not stick to the wound. On Friday the dressing would not come off necessitating an emergency visit to his G.P. to have the wound redressed the right way. We did not return to the Wound Center!

After the fall, Ray started complaining of pain in his back and side but there was nothing showing. Then a rash popped up. Yup, bless his heart, he got shingles. Shingles can appear due to stress and Ray had stress the past few weeks what with the reunion coming. For some reason he was in a panic that I hadn't started cleaning fanatically (the way I usually did) and that was worrying him; the fall just finished him off.

So I am doctoring his left arm for a bad scrape of 6-8 inches where they had to cut off the scraped skin and also trying to tend to his shingles. And doctoring my father's left arm because the swelling caused a lesion that is draining fluid. And I still have to cover his "temporary dialysis hookup" when he insists on showering. Short version, there are 2 tubes coming out of his neck/shoulder area and water must not enter his body through the hole. So he is showering on the mornings of dialysis because we are not always successful in keeping the water out and fear of infection is always with us.

I just had to step down as leader of both my teams because I just have no time for me anymore, I can barely take care of Ray & Dad, and just am unable to squeeze more hours out of my day right now to help other spark members in a leadership capacity. Praise the Lord, He will show me the way to continue without losing my mind and I can still offer support to those who will need it.

I know I don't owe an explanation to anyone. But I feel my reason for stepping down was necessary and I didn't want anyone to think otherwise.

I will still be here for anyone reaching out for support and motivation.

Hugs y'all,
Linda
"there's always room for one more"

I thank you all for being so understanding. Monday dad has his 3rd surgery - I sure do hope this will be the last for a while.

  
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BOOKWORM100 7/2/2009 11:06PM

    Wow, Linda, I'm so glad you shared this so that we can support you now. We all go through rough times, whether it's weight related or other, and your family (and you) definitely come first. I've personally had experience with a fistula and my husband has also had shingles. So I can somewhat relate with what you're dealing with. Thankfully for me (and unfortunately for you) those experiences didn't occur at the same time. I feel for you! With so much to deal with, you definitely need time for yourself. Also, don't be afraid to ask your friends and family for help if you need it. Even having someone run simple errands for you can save you precious time.

Take care of yourself!!

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SOPHIADARE 7/2/2009 1:38PM

    Linda, you don't need to say why, but I hope your husband and your dad will both get better, and that you will continue to improve in your own health.

I'm sending up a special prayer for you and not expecting any answer from you, only that Divine blessings will flow to you!

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CAROL_ 7/2/2009 2:21AM

    You're exactly right. You owe NO ONE an explanation. I hope you are still taking care of yourself through all this stress . . . plus the reunion . . . hope you are taking extra B for the stress.

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JERSEYGIRL24 7/1/2009 9:42PM

    Sounds like Ray really did a number on himself. Hope he is feeling better.


Hugs,

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Leslie

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GINILEE4 7/1/2009 7:28PM

    Linda , my dear friend. You sometimes have to take a path not of your choosing. Take care of your loved ones and we will pray for all 3 of you. Continue to take care of Linda too, she is equally important. Love ya,

Gini

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MEADSBAY 7/1/2009 3:45PM

    Good Lord, Linda!
Please don't forget to take care of YOU!!!
xoxoxoxo
elizabeth
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MARTY19 7/1/2009 1:46PM

    Your right my friend - you don't owe anyone an explaination. The fact you give shows just how uch charater you have. You have so much on your plate right now that you need to take a step back. I know how you worry about it but at some point you need to put yourself back into the equation. Please take care and know you are in my prayers.

Love you,
Marty

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MIKAEELA 7/1/2009 12:09PM

    Dear Linda, I admire your devotion and strength!!! I hope your Dad and Ray get well soon! GBU!!! emoticon emoticon
I am here for you!!!

Love,
Maiki

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_VALEO_ 7/1/2009 10:58AM

    I second the other ladies' comments. We're be here for you.
In the meantime, take care of you and of your family.

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Valerie

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FINDINGREALME 7/1/2009 10:06AM

    Linda -- the other ladies have already said it so well. I will keep your Dad and hubby in my thoughts as they recover and will also think of you as you help them. You never need to explain to us why you had to step down -- you are more to us than a leader of a team - you are a special friend. We'll be here at Spark when you are ready to return. Take care of yourself and try to fit in those walks...it will help you with everything else.

Beth

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 7/1/2009 8:58AM

    Linda - You are a kind and generous person to give of yourself as you do. If you need our support, we're here for you as well!! Keep walking........it'll keep you healthy and as another sparker mentioned ..aleviate the stress.

Hugs,
Laurie

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GRALLEN 7/1/2009 8:47AM

    MSLZZY pretty much said it. Oh Linda, I feel for you. I hear shingles are not a good thing to have. A fellow sparker I met in Arkansas had them and she still isn't 100% but she got it in her legs but does affect her back and sides. You, your dad and Ray will be in my prayers and thoughts. Take care and don't worry one iota about Spark. It'll always be here when you are ready.

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PRAIRIEGIRL44 7/1/2009 8:35AM

    My heart goes out to all three of you! We'll miss you but I would do the same thing. So don't worry, and I'm glad to see you still do your daily walks - that ought to help ease your stress. emoticon from PG44

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SPARROW147 7/1/2009 7:31AM

    You are a good person to take care of them. That says more about your character than leading your teams. Lead you family first.

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MSCANDICE25 7/1/2009 6:58AM

    I hope everything will work its self out and that everyone gets better. you and your family are in my pray please take care of you as well along this journey

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MSLZZY 7/1/2009 6:57AM

    I send you my utmost support and sympathy! I would never presume to judge a person's worth by what they choose to do or not do. You had very good personal reasons to step down as a leader. No one should question you on that.
Your life is too busy now to worry about anything else beside getting your dad's
and Ray's health back.
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My daughter got shingles in May-from stress with her job! She is only 31! She's
much better now but it was ugly for about 3 weeks!

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Blog Prompt - Am I afraid of regaining lost weight...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Nope!

Ain't gonna happen!

I haven't been "good" these past few days, but I haven't been bad either. Just maxed out my calories for several days. My dad, the baker, has been working on his strudel recipe and since he is famous for his NY Cheesecake he is making Cheese Strudel! Sadly this last batch was "too good" and I had 2 portions! I froze what was left.

Then I was given some hand-me-down jeans that I know are too small but figured, what the heck and tried them on. 2 pair almost fit and 3 pair are inches away from closing.

I know I am not going to put back this weight. What I don't know is if I have reached the bottom yet, lol.

Good day all!
Love,
Linda

Here is the reply I gave to MSLZZY & FINDINGREALME:

What I did was first find my "happy weight" and I have passed that, 129.

Now I am looking to my "Ideal Weight" according to the charts. I should be somewhere around 117-119 according to my frame and height.

But I am thrilled to be 123 this morning. For myself I don't think it hurts to keep a goal weight in front of me. But I am also thrilled to be where I am so it is no longer really obsessive. Maybe mildly obsessive, lol.

I do know that if you start getting dizzy and/or no energy, you are too low.

My doctor asked me how far I walk daily and when I told him I am averaging 5 miles daily he informed me that I am not to light and gave me the green light to go for the Ideal Weight.

I hope this helps.

To find the Blog Prompt, you can click on the link at the bottom of my blog. But I am signed up for Spark Emails and the Blog Prompt came in one of today's emails. I can only tell you it was a "weekly roundup" email I think. I can't find it now to tell you more. Ok, just found it, the email is called "The Weekly Spark"
Linda

  
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_VALEO_ 7/1/2009 11:03AM

    I'm sure you won't regain this weight, you have built up such healthy habits through your journey, and worked so hard for it. Those pounds are lost for good!


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FINDINGREALME 6/30/2009 3:00PM

    Question -- do you sign up to receive these blog prompts? I looked at my account and preferences and did not see where to do this. I did look at SP Help before posting this...but sorry if I missed it:-)

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MARTY19 6/30/2009 1:39PM

    I really feel you shouldn't lose any more or you might become invisible. LOL AND i KNOW YOU WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW, YOU WON'T REGAIN THE WEIGHT. yOU FOUGHT TOO HARD TO LOSE IT.

hugs,
marty

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GINILEE4 6/30/2009 11:29AM

    You'll know you're at the bottom when you look in the mirror and say I like this just fine. Remember that as you tone your weight will keep changing too. Good work and keep your quit.

Gini

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FINDINGREALME 6/30/2009 10:03AM

    WTG on the "normal" eating! Cheesecake is hard to resist but it will be there in the freezer when you want a treat!

Very cool news on the jeans and I have the same question as MSLZZY -- how do you know when you've hit bottom?

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 6/30/2009 9:54AM

    How COOL is that.........to think that you could be close to the end of your weight loss journey and that maintaining is your next step. So many of us would love to be in your shoes Linda. We know it's hard work and that none of us are perfect, but you give us hope and inspiration in knowing that it's possible!!!

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Hugs,
Laurie

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MSLZZY 6/30/2009 8:39AM

    Do you ever know when you reach the bottom? I'm still trying to figure that out. Any hints?

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*sigh*

Monday, June 29, 2009

I am human.

I had to step down as leader on both my teams due to inadequate leadership - mine. I also left behind me the Leader Team as well as The Community Team - I hope to have more time to spend with my few remaining teams.

I do feel good that I was able to find great leadership to take over for me on both teams - I feel badly but just don't have the extra time needed to do an adequate job right now.

The good news is I now will be able to find more time to read blogs and offer motivation and hopefully inspiration to those needing it.

One day at a time.

  
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CALLISTOPHELIE 6/30/2009 9:14AM

    Thank you for all the support and the good work.
You have done a tremendous job as a leader, have inspired and motivated so many of us. Thanks a thousand times.
Hope to see you around.

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CHIKAZ 6/30/2009 7:23AM

    Linda,

You don't need to apologize, your leadership was never inadequate. You are the most inspirational person I've met on spark, always willing to help, always concerned and caring for the people on your teams. You've done an incredible job and never forget that! Thank you so much for all you've done for all of us.

Thank you for being there for me. Your words have kept me going at times when I didn't feel like I could do it.

Love,

Susannah

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CAROL_ 6/29/2009 10:51PM

    You're an inspiration. I can't imagine your leadership being inadequate. No matter what I'm glad you're here.

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MSCANDICE25 6/29/2009 7:54PM

    WELL i HAVE TO SAY THAT iM SAD THAT YOU LEFT THE TEAM A LEADER BUT "YES YOU HAVE PUT ONE OF YOUR TEAMS IN GREAT HANDS" i HOPE TO BE SEEING YOU AROUNGD THE BOARD MORE AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR BE SUCH A GOOD LEADER TO THE TEAMS

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NATACHA1972 6/29/2009 7:46PM

    Linda,
You have been so great to us all, THANK YOU for the inspiration, the motivation and the advice we got from you when we needed it, I really appreciate it!
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MARTY19 6/29/2009 5:31PM

    I hope that I will be able to spend more time on my teams now that school is out and I have more time. You did what you needed to do for yourself and you did not leave your teams hanging.
You do know that you cannot dump me don't you. I will just hound you to death. LOL

Hugs,
Marty

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JERSEYGIRL24 6/29/2009 4:57PM

    Linda,

You don't have to apologize. I just hope I can do a decent job following in your footsteps. I feel like I have big shoes to fill (even though I am sure that my feet are bigger than yours LOL).

I will echo Zelda's sentiments. You are definitely one of my Spark heroes and a good reason why I am still alive and well on this website.

But I understand that life gets in the way. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate.

I'm sure the friendship will last, and personally that's what matters the most. I'm also sure that you will continue to motivate as you have in the past.

Leslie

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GINILEE4 6/29/2009 4:50PM

    Linda, You are a beautiful human being and I believe there is a reason for everything. I don't question big changes in my life or mourn such losses, I know that everything changes and so for you things are on the change. Be ready for your next challenge. It will be along before you know it. Thank you for all you do for us here at Spark. I do sooo appreciate it.

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_VALEO_ 6/29/2009 4:47PM

    I can't agree more with Zeldapliff, your leadership has never been inadequate, you are a great motivator and a positive person, you have been encouraging and supporting so many members, we'll miss you as a leader.

But good for you to step down and to do what you have to do in your real life.

Enjoy your life, and keep on shining and giving us little precious gems within your blogs.

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Love,
Valerie

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DEBIPOGUE 6/29/2009 4:44PM

    If your leadership was inadequate then there is no chance for me!!! LOL You have been and are so encouraging and informative. Take this time for you..... and pour into your current teams like only you can do. Bless you!
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MIKAEELA 6/29/2009 3:48PM

    Thank you for the encouragement and support!!! emoticon emoticon Isn't it funny that when we let go, it's actually relieving.
Take care,
Maiki

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ZELDAPLIFF 6/29/2009 3:48PM

    Pleas don't ever think of your leadership as inadequate. You are one of my Spark heroes!

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Now it's time for you to take some time for you- refocus & all. That doesn't take away from what you've done for so many of us.

I look forward to seeing you in threads & blogs & challenges...

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MSLZZY 6/29/2009 2:43PM

    I admire you for stepping down and allowing someone else to assume your role. I prefer to do the job right the first time, not halfway because I am over-commited to too many tasks. It takes a special person to admit that.
You are so positive that you need not feel badly about this. We appreciate all you do and have done for us all in the past. Have a wonderful Sparktacular Day!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 6/29/2009 2:40PM

    It's always a good thing to take care of yourself and realize your limitations. Thank you for all you do for us!!!
Hugs, laurie

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