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Thanksgiving Week!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Here I sit in my daughter and son in law's home in NE early on the Monday before Thanksgiving wondering how I will fare this week where I'm not in control of the food being prepared and served? We've been here since Saturday night and so far my plan is in place, right where I want it to be. We went to the grocery store where I purchased a lot of good food that I can eat, veggies especially. We will be going places and doing different things, the schedule will be very different from our normal one so there will be challenges. I am so thankful for the blessing of Spark People where I've received so much encouragement and training. emoticon

  
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MUSTARDSMA 11/23/2009 8:58PM

    I understand how you feel. My husband wants to do all the cooking, which is great, but he likes to use high-calorie ingredients. I've asked him to take it easy, so I can eat a little bit of everything, so we'll see.

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CELETA 11/23/2009 1:00PM

    Good Luck, you will make the week and will have a good time doing it. Hope you have a Great Thanksgiving. emoticon

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HAPPY1049 11/23/2009 12:53PM

    I'm hoping that your whole week will be right where you want and need it to be. I commend you for trying when it's so hard. Good luck!

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FREDDY1232 11/23/2009 12:15PM

    Good Luck Ritarose. I will be eating at my daughter's and I know it will be different than being home. It will be a challenge to be sure. Hang in there and we will do this together! emoticon

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COUNCIMA 11/23/2009 8:49AM

  Hang in there RITAROSE! You can do it.

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SJK1997 11/23/2009 8:29AM

  You go RITAROSE! My fingers are crossed for you.

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NEW DAY!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I am such a morning person! I wake up and can't wait to get moving, whereas at night, I'm eager to get to bed and go to sleep! I love to make a plan for my day early in the morning. This has been a good thing for both my eating plan and exercise. For me, it's really true---fail to plan, plan to fail.

I pray that all my spark friends will plan out the things that will give them success today!
Make it a great day!! Ritarose

  
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HAPPY1049 11/12/2009 5:53PM

    Planning is important. I like my day to go the way I plan it. Now-a-days, though, I have to expect the unexpected to happen sometimes. That's OK, too.

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RITAROSE 11/12/2009 1:13PM

  I'm so amazed at all the morning people out there! I know there are night owls too, they just aren't moving yet. haha, no offense meant!

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JANETELIZABETH1 11/12/2009 11:52AM

    I agree...we need to be up early and make the most of every day! Well done YOU!

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RCOBEY 11/12/2009 8:28AM

    I have found out that my day goes by a lot better when I wake up early, get moving, and do my cardio. I have always been a morning person but have found a renewed energy since doing my cardio in the morning.

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LIZZIE-BELLE 11/12/2009 8:12AM

  You are so right. I got up early this morning and the first thing I did was go to my Spark to begin my day.

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GONE2BEACH101 11/12/2009 8:12AM

    I am also a morning person!! If I don't start my 'project du jour' early...it most likely won't get started after noon!!

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Emotions and Eating

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I realized that I have fewer times of emotional eating than I ever can remember! My eating plan yesterday was short circuited by the news that my nephew died after drunk driving, but I didn't over eat or eat what I shouldn't, I just didn't make sure I ate enough fruits and veggies. I find this a great surprise as it's a big turn around and I had no idea that it had occurred. I guess all of the training in what to eat, when to eat and why to eat are paying off without me even realizing it! This is great news!

  
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EINRAMW 11/12/2009 11:17AM

  So sorry to hear about your loss. God Bless.

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SJK1997 11/11/2009 4:42PM

  Very sorry to hear about your nephew but I am very proud of you for the way you took control as opposed to being controlled by the situation. Getting control of your emotions will let you get through this time in a way where you can mourn and not feel angry about having to mourn once the immediate pain starts to subside.

We're here for you RITAROSE!

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JANETELIZABETH1 11/11/2009 9:24AM

    Sorry to hear the sad news about your nephew, that happened to my nephew too a few years ago.
But what a great victory for you...you have formed new eating habits and now without even realising it...you are doing it!! Very well done!!


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JANETELIZABETH1 11/11/2009 9:24AM

    Sorry to hear the sad news about your nephew, that happened to my nephew too a few years ago.
But what a great victory for you...you have formed new eating habits and now without even realising it...you are doing it!! Very well done!!


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Life is a vapor

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I'm in shock after learning that my nephew died in a car wreck today. I was with friends when the call came and the immediate thought after the sadness was life is a vapor. I wanted to gather my husband and children in close to let them know how much they are loved. We don't know our time.....

  
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RITAROSE 11/11/2009 7:25AM

  Many thanks for your prayers and condolences! As we heard the entire story about his driving drunk in his corvette on the rural roads of WY it made us even sadder! What a waste of a young life! I grieve for the young man's little brother who has idolized him. He lost his only sibling. I'm thankful that no one else was involved. Again, thanks for being a caring community!

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REMODELYNN 11/10/2009 6:56PM

  My heart aches for you and your family. You are lucky that you have each other to help you through this difficult time.

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TEACHINMOM 11/10/2009 6:13PM

    I'm soo sorry for your loss!! You are so right about life!! My prayers will be with you all as well! Lots and lots of BIG emoticon!!

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FITABULOUSMELLY 11/10/2009 5:17PM

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

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SUNSETBREEZE05 11/10/2009 5:03PM

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. I will lift you up in prayer.

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Workout realities

Monday, November 09, 2009

Having a sick child yesterday made me think about what I would do if I got sick. It would alter my workout plans and that caused me to fear the results of that. Would I have to fight myself to go back to the gym after I was well? Sadly, I know from experience that would probably be the situation. I so want to get to the point where exercise is such a normal part of my life that I desire it greatly. Can't say that yet. I used to have trouble drinking my 8-10 cups of water, but now if I'm behind I get thirsty for it. I pray that exercise will be like that someday soon.
Have a great week all!

  
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BETHHARRIS 11/9/2009 2:28PM

    It will come to be something you miss in your daily routine if you can't make it for whatever reason! Trust me. I'm there today. Some, hopefully 24 hour stomach flu bug had me up all night in misery and now praying my stomach will accept the soup I've just tried and missing work today. I actually caught myself whining at my Hubby when he said, "if you're too sick for work you're too sick to workout or go to yoga" ~managing a smile~

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SJK1997 11/9/2009 7:22AM

  just keep at it and you'll feel like you've really missed something on the days you don't get to do it and you'll start to crave it. Stay focused!

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