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&*%$#%$ Patterns!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Okay, I figured out what my pattern is. And I find it annoying.

Lose weight for 2 weeks.
Gain weight for the week of PMS/TOM
Lose the weight gained from the week before.
This means that once a month I'm working on losing what I had already lost.

Oww! That hurts my brain.

So how do I control myself when my hormones are going all wack-a-doodle? Did all the official doctor things, now I have to work out the rest on my own.

I would rather not take responsibility for this. So if any of you can find someone to blame it one that would be suuuuper!

Meanwhile, I have some thinking to do.

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GRACEISENUF 12/22/2011 3:32PM

    Well I can't blame it on PMS anymore. So I blame it on being post menopausal...ha.

Actually I made up my mind to not re-gain ANYMORE weight as I am sick and frigging tired of losing the same 6 pounds over and over. I do it EVERY stinking month and NO MORE.

I would have been to goal a long time ago. Like my DD says..."MOM, you do so well and then you screw up". I didn't know that one, lol. Actually she is very proud of the 73 pounds I have lost and she is one of my biggest cheerleaders.

Make a pact with me to stop this cycle m-kay?

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/21/2011 5:11PM

    UGH, that sucks! I've heard so many things about your metabolism with regard to TOM. None of them seem to hold true for me. This one, if you haven't tried may work for you. Your metabolism is said to speed up the week of, and you should take advantage with extra workouts and good food. "Supposedly" you'll lose weight that week. Give it a shot, what could it hurt right?

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 12/21/2011 3:57PM

    I feel your pain, buddy. I'm constantly trying to lose what I'm sure I've already lost before!! Good luck!!

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Hope this inspires you as much as it did me!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This is a perfect video for my Sparker friends!

The man in the wheelchair is doing one of the Mudder events. Much the Gladiator and others they aren't just miles run. There are obstacles and, of course, mud.

I love that people banded together to help him get over one of the obstacles. Sounds like a group of people I just happen to know....


And no more bitching about not being able to do something.


I mean....really....

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GRACEISENUF 12/20/2011 11:44AM

    emoticon Prolly a former guts, no glory!

Thanks for sharing doll.

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Great idea: Plan happy after sad

Monday, December 19, 2011

My folks went to the memorial this weekend for our family friend. They were hit hard by the loss. My dad had started mentoring her 30 years ago and my mom had helped her with her computer skills.
She ended up on the fast track as a hospital administrator. She was always appreciative of their support and encouragement.

My 2nd cousin was having a fundraiser that required a Santa for the pictures. My father is quite the Santa look alike and he said he would do it.

Turns out it was after the memorial.

He thought about canceling, but just couldn't leave them hanging. Having a whole bunch of kids running up and hugging him, telling him their wishes, and giggling endlessly was just what the doctor ordered.

There were some that cried, but somehow he managed to keep a dry lap.

Meanwhile, my mom was surrounded by her sisters and all of their kids and grand kids.

And even though they were wiped, they came away from the day all warm (not from pee mind you!) and fuzzy.

Best thing they could have done. And something I will remember for the future. Plan happy after sad.

And for those that need proof that my dad makes the best Santa ever...

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 12/19/2011 6:05PM

    Awesome. This is a good thing to remember!!

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I just can't believe that it has happened again.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

We just lost another family friend to breast cancer.

I want to be strong for her family and mine. I want to be the soothing person that helps the pain go away.

Instead I'm just angry.

Angry enough to want to do whatever it takes to make cancer a thing of the past. I want to be able to tell people that my tattoo represents a disease of the past.

Normally, I try not to pester all y'all for donations for my 3 Day Walk, but today is one of those days that I just can't let it go.

I know times are tight. I know that we all have things we are dealing with.

But if you can, please go to my 3 Day site and donate. Every little bit counts and it does add up.

If you can't, think about volunteering.

As a former volunteer coordinator, one of my favorite quote is, "Volunteering is like peeing your pants. Everyone knows what you have done, but only you feel the warmth."

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ABBYNORMALOH75 1/24/2012 5:18PM

    my fiance is fighting stage 4 rectal cancer metted to the liver. I totally agree cancer isn't fair, it's a rotten, dirty disease that just needs to go away. Prayers for you and your friend's family...Thanking of you.


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GRACEISENUF 12/19/2011 11:31AM

    Don't know how I missed this one.

So sorry for your loss...our family is dealing with my SIL going through chemo right now.


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TEENY_BIKINI 12/19/2011 11:28AM

    I am so sorry for your loss.



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SWAZY33 12/18/2011 7:20AM

    sorry i'm late in responding to this :(

Cancer really does suck! I'm with you..they really need to find a cure already! Sending you a big (((hug))) to comfort you on the loss :(

I will be donating to your walk. Komen is a great one! They actually do great things with the $

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ALWAYSCHANGING 12/16/2011 12:14PM

    I am sorry for your loss, I agree cancers, heart disease, diabetes and the deaths caused by them PISSES me off too. You have the right to be angry, I love that you are channeling your anger in a positive way. I will check out your site.

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 12/15/2011 8:35PM

    I'm very sorry to hear that... I'll be thinking of you.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/15/2011 6:10PM

    I'm so sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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How to stay away from the fudge

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Fudge Off is going on downstairs in the lunchroom.

I will be here watching such things as this...

I will keep watching these for as long as it takes!!


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BARCLE 12/13/2011 3:37PM

    cute puppy

I thought this was going to suggest or show something like a good way of keeping away from the fudge is to shape it into unappealing shapes ... such as something that cute puppy does lol

Good on you emoticon

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GIGALENA 12/13/2011 3:15PM

    Back Away from the fudge. HA HA JK! You can do this.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/13/2011 3:03PM

    SO much better than fudge... RIGHT!

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PAMNANGEL 12/13/2011 2:58PM

    Stay strong! Beware the evil fudge fairies

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