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Everything Is Not Always As It Seems

Thursday, February 18, 2010

We had a dinner before Bible study at church last night. I knew what was being served and planned for it, even the dessert part. Everything went well. I watched portion sizes and took my time eating.

However, about an hour after getting home, I started feeling a little "off". After going to bed, I started itching around my face, head, neck and ears. Then my skin started burning. I started wondering what in the world was happening and then thought about a day upteen years ago when I had this similar reaction. My allergy to blueberries. Yes one of the healthiest fruits in the world and I'm allergic. Thankfully this morning I had a little swelling but otherwise was much better.

I started thinking about what I ate at church and nothing was suppose to have blueberries in it. Alas, when I went to the grocery I looked at the mixed dried cherries that a church member had used in a dish they had brought. Ahh the culprit, dried cherries AND dried blueberries.

Needless to say, from now on when I've planned well for a "away from home" meal, unless I can tell for sure what an item is, it shall not cross these lips even if it is fruit.

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REMODELINGPAT 2/19/2010 12:37PM

    WOW! So glad it wasn't a more serious reaction! emoticonI'm so proud of you! You're making progress!

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THINKINGTHIN08 2/18/2010 8:07PM

    Ack! I'm glad it didn't turn out really bad. Good luck on planning your meals hon.. it's hard but you can do it! *Hugs*

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    Oh my! I'm glad that you are feeling better! That can be scary. You did the best that you could and lesson learned for sure! Keep it up!

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VIOLINLADY3 2/18/2010 7:14PM

    Oh no! I'm glad you are ok. My mom has Celiac disease, which means she can't eat gluten, and she has some episodes like that. Awhile ago she had made her rice noodles and regular noodles for my dad and put the leftovers in the fridge. Needless to say she accidentally ate dad's and that was not a good thing. That is a lot of gluten! She's fine though, just a rough day for her stomach... It's hard to plan for meals away from home. I admire you planning! Good luck with your weight loss!

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Hurt So Good

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ok those of you not in your twenties or thirties, remember the song "Hurt So Good"? After today's quickfire challenge I'm singing it. I know tomorrow I'll probably "really" feel it, but instead of dreading it, I'm thinking I did it!! I did all those booty kicks!!

Since the first of January I've really worked at changing my eating habits and getting my body moving. It's not been easy every day, but I've tried to keep everything in perspective. Two months ago I could have been the poster child for couch potato, now I'm working toward being that person people see and say WOW if she can do it I surely can.

To myself and others that think "can I do this"", the answer is yes, just don't expect overnight change. Make achievable goals and break them up into smaller goals so they don't overwhelm you. And remember, when you get to a hard spot or a bragging spot (and family and friends are tired of hearing about it), you've got your SP friends to give a holler to for the news.

Keep on keeping on!!!

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DONNA2238 2/20/2010 7:42PM

    What an encouragin post! Very true words:
"It will not happen overnight". Something I REALLY needed to hear today!
Looking forward to losing with you and the 40+ group!

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ANGELFMABV 2/17/2010 8:26PM

    Way to go! I was going to join quickfire but was not ready yet! I may have to come over and take a peek. Keep up the good work! ♫Hurts so good, cmon baby make it hurts so good...♪ emoticon

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THINKINGTHIN08 2/15/2010 8:52PM

    Great entry!!! :-D

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Thank You For Taking the Time

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I was looking at some other blogs and message board comments and just wanted to thank everybody that takes the time to blog or comment on one of the message boards. Many are very encouraging, but some just touch the spot that needs touching. You know that itch you can't quite reach yourself but your buddy can.

Since the little over two weeks I've been back on SP, I have cried, laughed, said "Amen", felt a personal bond and most of all been so thankful for the new acquaintances and hopefully some new friends I'm meeting here at SP.

So please continue to blog and comment, whatever the subject. Even though you may think it's silly or no one would be interested, it may be just what the doctor ordered for one of your SP family members.

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    I loved this blog!
This is such a great community and I love absolutely everyone that I have met so far! Keep using SP and gaining confidence. :) emoticon

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L-I-S-A 2/15/2010 1:17AM

    Due to a certain situation that happened to me not so long ago, I felt the need to leave thinking it was the right thing to do. it wasn't until after I had left that I realized what a terrible mistake that this was for me to do.

you never really realize the support of all your wonderful sparkfriends until you something happens and you no longer talk with them on a daily basis. You life, or at least mine, kinda came to a stand still and even though I was only gone for a few days, it was, perhaps, two of the most miserable days I have ever had.

Regretfully, I took alot of my blog entries off my "Living On The Lighter Side" website but I am now working on getting more entries back up.

Thank you for adding me as your friend and please know that of you ever need a hug, I will be there for you.


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THINKINGTHIN08 2/14/2010 10:30PM


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Chapter 1 - Yeah I see me there

Friday, February 12, 2010

Just finished Chapter 1 and can so relate. I've got to get past the "being afraid to make mistakes" mentality and understand I can make it. Like Chris I've always buried myself in doing well in school and in work, but it was short-term. True happiness and satisfaction is what I want long-term. I'm going to make another collage with what I really want for the long haul for ME and put it where I can't help but see it several times a day.

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CATHEITE 2/14/2010 9:56AM

    I read the intro and chapter one on Friday and have been comtemplating a vision board ever since. First I need to clarify what my long range goals are, and then I'll start looking for images. I agree that this is a really important step for long term happiness. Best of luck to you!

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20THCENTURYCAT 2/13/2010 10:43AM

    That's the thing I took away from this chapter as well - I must do a vision board and put it up in my house! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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DINY123 2/13/2010 2:22AM

    After finishing chapter 1 I sat down and redid my visin board- I still need to add more but I don't have magazines or anything right now- I also am struggling with those goals in written down reality!- right now I am trying to keep streaks of success alive- Good luck and welcome!-Di

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Just a Little Courtesy Please

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I need to vent a little frustration. When you go to the grocery store and spend time picking over your fruit to make sure you have chosen the best, does it irk you when the person at the cash register drops it or slams it down like a rock? Had visit to Kroger today and after picking out some beautiful hard, no soft spot apples, the gal at the register drops them into the bag. I cringed but did not say anything and she looked at me like I was being ridiculous about being concerned. Well, "Amy" will not be my cashier again and while I didn't say anything this time, next time (hopefully there won't be a next time) I will speak up, nicely, but firmly.

Anyway had to vent. Now I feel better. Have a nice evening!LOL

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DENVERSMSDAWN 2/11/2010 11:34PM

    It just amazes me sometimes when I see how they bag stuff. I've had them put 4 or 5 cans in a bag and then lay banana's on the banana's aren't going to fall down the side and be banana puree by the time i get home....right! I fully sympathize!

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FLAMENM 2/11/2010 8:44PM

    Most cashier bag stuffing irritates me. Slamming eggs, squishing bread, bruising fruit. I midd the days of bag folks who packed and carried your groceries to the car.

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HUSKERDEE 2/11/2010 8:31PM

    I completely agree with you. I am also the bread person. Put bread separate and do not handle it roughly. I understand the fruit thing too. I often get mad at ignorant cashiers; however, I normally say something. After all, I'm paying for it!

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DBELLE39 2/11/2010 8:22PM

    Yeah --I understand, my beef is with bread, I can't stand my bread to be smushed. Many years ago I worked in a grocery store & was trained that you bagged bread by itself, nothing else went in the same bag. What happened to the proper employee training???

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