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Don't let yourself go

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

There are a million reasons why we let ourselves go,
But we can all relate to how it felt when we got there.
This is a tough time for me...
I CAN'T GO BACK!
So I'm reaching for my antidote...humor.

Hope this puts a smile on your face
It is a clip from Shrek 4
Shrek meets Puss
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IMPROVINGME 4/28/2010 10:56AM

    Too funny! I think I did this BEFORE retirement!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/27/2010 8:18PM

    Loved the video. LOL.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/27/2010 12:16PM

  HUMOR has ALWAYS served me best when circumstances tend to pull me down. I know it will work for you. You are STRONG.....

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KATIEJO5 4/27/2010 11:55AM

    Sher, you find the funniest clips for us! And yes, we will never go back!!!!!

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BROOKDOESLIFE 4/27/2010 10:38AM

    That is so funny!
You are NEVER going back. You can do this!

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CALCOUNTER4LIFE 4/27/2010 10:19AM

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FRENCHTOSD 4/27/2010 10:01AM

    Oh my goodness - that is too funny! Thanks for sharing!

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Until I See You Again

Friday, April 23, 2010



I love you Dad
See you on the other side.

  
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PATRICIAANN46 4/23/2010 9:00PM

  I hope he meets my Dad, who was/is a character and would be fun to get to know. emoticon

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46SHADOW 4/23/2010 4:44PM

    That sounds so peaceful to me. Sorry for your loss. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/23/2010 4:28PM

    I am so sorry about your father!! emoticon

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FLUTTERFLI 4/23/2010 1:45PM

    I take it you lost your Dad. I'm soooooo..... sorry !!! I know how it is. I lost my Dad just about 18 yrs. ago. I can tell you it does get easier with time. You never get over missing them, he'll always be in your heart and mind. Try to focus on all the good memories, they help you get through. My Mom died 1 yr. before Daddy, and 3 months before that, my Father in law died. it was a yr. from Hell!!! But we got through it. If you ever need to talk, I'm here. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Take care, keep safe and God Bless!
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A Letter to My Body

Saturday, April 17, 2010

My Dearest,

I know our relationship had reached a low point, not too long ago, when you really started to breakdown on me. You were hurting, and all I did was ignore you, and neglect your needs. I know you kept trying to tell me something was wrong, but I just wouldnít listen. Now I realize that the problem was all in my head, for not seeing in the mirror, what was right in front of me. You WERE speaking to me, but I refused to understand. I just kept putting immediate gratification before the things I should have taken care of; healthy eating, exercise, balancing work and play.

Well, now that Iíve come to terms with what IS important, I think youíll admit that things are improving. The girls are happier. There is less of a WEIGHT issue and we are enjoying better results. What's BEHIND us is less important than it was before. The MIDDLE ground is becoming more defined. And to top things off, our relationship is FIRMING UP nicely.

I promise to keep working at making you happy. I want us to be together in a healthy relationship for a very long time. If I push you too hard, Iím sure youíll let me know.

Love
Me

P.S. Please don't be mad if I flirt with a piece of chocolate every now and then

  
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KATIEJO5 4/27/2010 11:56AM

    See what I miss when I go away for a few days?

Love your humor and insight, as always!

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BROOKDOESLIFE 4/19/2010 5:54PM

    Loved this blog. Love your attitude!

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DAVESTOOK1913 4/18/2010 11:42PM

    awww, very cute. I think we all need to write that letter to ourselves and realize how much we ARE worth the love

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BARBIE66 4/17/2010 1:48PM

    Your post has given me an idea to make a me letter that is so cute .. love the idea keep it up emoticon

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GRANDMAMAOF3 4/17/2010 1:14PM

    That's great! I need to write me a letter! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 4/17/2010 12:39PM

  YOU are the BEST!!! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/17/2010 11:07AM

    Chocolate is good for you. Flirt away.

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FRENCHTOSD 4/17/2010 11:06AM

    Excellent post - and a great attitude!

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LUVINRONI2DAY 4/17/2010 9:55AM

    I loved it! My body has been sending me SOS messages for quite some time, and I need to send it some love by eating right, exercising, and livng healthy.
Keep up the good work!
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STRINGS58 4/17/2010 8:23AM

    Nice! Keep up the good dialogue!!! emoticon

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Skipping Meals

Friday, April 16, 2010


I WONDER IF HE REALIZES IT'S 1:30
AND I HAVEN'T HAD LUNCH YET
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On a serious note:
I really really don't do well when I wait too long to eat. I can barely think straight and my mood swings...WELL, let's not go there.

I think I'm going to start carrying some nuts with me, so if I get one of these crazy episodes...I don't attack someone. Believe it or not, lately I've started getting so involved in things...I have to remind myself it's time to eat.
But at that point, when I do get something to eat ...WHOA!!! Stand back.

Trust me...that's a new one on me.
It's either really low blood sugar or Alzheimer's.

But, it's still a nice feeling, my life doesn't revolve around food anymore.

  
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SCOOTER4263 4/17/2010 8:16AM

    Yeah, I've learned the same thing. When my husband looks at me oddly and says, "Scooter, do you think maybe you should eat something?" I know I"m being unreasonably crabby, and he wants to feed me before, like the lion, I bite his head off!

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SOCKS117 4/16/2010 5:38PM

  Best snacks to regulate blood sugar are ones that have both simple carbs (like orange juice) and protein (like cheese or nuts) so you are on the right track.

Try adding some orange juice to give you quick energy - so that your body doesn't keep thinking it needs food. This in addition to a snack with protein to keep blood sugar stable should keep you from a crash.

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BROOKDOESLIFE 4/16/2010 3:40PM

    I'm the same way! If I don't eat on time, I get so cranky! I'm glad I"m not the only one who is like this.

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KATIEJO5 4/16/2010 12:00PM

    Oh, yeah. I sprout horns and a tail if I go too long between eats! I had some severe hypoglycemic episodes in college- you would think I would learn my lesson!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/16/2010 10:42AM

    I always carry nuts with me and sometimes keep a Slim Jim in the car.

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46SHADOW 4/16/2010 10:42AM

    Wow! i've always admired people who can do that-miss a meal that is. sounds like some planned intake is indicated so the lion isn't woken up.

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THECRAZYMANGO 4/16/2010 10:26AM

    How come you can't eat earlier? By the way, I agree with what PATRICIAANN46 said about it kicking you off a plateau.. :-)

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PATRICIAANN46 4/16/2010 9:26AM

  If you can eat 6 small meals a day, it should keep your blood sugar level and might even speed up your metabolism to rock you off your plateau. Couldn't hurt to try.....
I carry small bags of trail mix and fruit so I'm not tempted by the "OTHERS"!

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DREENAMT 4/16/2010 8:44AM

    SOOO true. I woke up this morning resolving to EAT -- there was a little episode with three fun-size TWIX yesterday I'd like to avoid rerunning! Have a happy weekend.

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SAMMYLYNNE 4/16/2010 8:17AM

    It is imperative that you don't allow yourself to become really hungry because your body will go into storage mode. It will think it isn't going to get another meal for say 8hrs. so it stores what you ate as fat. 3 meals and 2 snack or 3 small meals and 3 snack. Don't let your body become hungry or your scale my go up. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YAYAMEMA 4/16/2010 7:41AM

  I understand, I am so use to eating 3 squares that I can tell the difference too emoticon

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SRFRGRL7163 4/16/2010 7:39AM

    My daughter has the same problem. It's absolutely horrible if she doesn't eat on a regular basis. I've had her checked for hypoglycemia, but it isn't that. I can't remember the huge name they called it. When she was in first grade, her teacher noticed this, called it to my attention, and she started feeding her a small snack before lunch. At 12, she still has this problem. I keep small healthy snacks about, and when she starts getting nasty, she'll grab something, within minutes she's fine, lol. Nuts, crackers, whatever, just keep something on hand for the in-between and you'll be fine. Good luck to you!

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Food Etiquette

Thursday, April 15, 2010


TAKE SMALL BITES
TAKE TIME TO CHEW YOUR FOOD
CONTROL YOUR PORTIONS
AND EAT WITH YOUR MOUTH CLOSED
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On a serious note:
I realize that for years I was developing bad eating scenarios.

As a workaholic, I'd work thru lunch and eat at my desk. Didn't even enjoy my food because my focus was on my work. Ate more that I should because again I wasn't paying attention... just shoveling. And to make matters worse, it meant that I was just sitting there for hours on end. By the end of the day, I would feel bloated, sluggish, and my ankles were swollen...and I had absolutely no energy to go workout. I'd be mentally drained.
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Or when I worked in New York...I'd rush to get to the deli, wait on a line, hustle to find someplace to sit, shovel the food, rush to get back. INDIGESTION !!!
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Then there was the lunch with the work group. Five people whose idea of a pleasant lunch is arguing about politically incorrect topics, sports, or chronic complaining ...wonderful
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Now I make a point of sitting down to a nice meal, in a relaxed setting, with pleasant conversation, and trying to take a little walk.

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FAIRYFANTASY 4/15/2010 6:16PM

    i now take the time to eat peacefully. it helps me clear my mind for the rest of the afternoon. i dont watch tv with or without meals.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/15/2010 12:42PM

    I would much prefer to eat with you today than years ago. LOL. We have the TV on too unfortunately.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/15/2010 11:45AM

  Another GREAT picture and caption......
I am the SLOWEST EATER IN THE WORLD........I know that is why I am not even heavier. I have definitely changed where I eat and what I eat, but I am hanging on to SLOW. It has turned out to be a blessing.

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EIKOOW 4/15/2010 11:00AM

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I used to EAT THROUGH LUNCH at work too! And ate SCADS and SCADS and MUNCHED my way through the entire day and RACED home to order TAKEOUT emoticon

Eating like that on a DAILY basis simply AMAZES me now emoticon

I also continue to eat while watching television...the difference is that I use my Nutrition Tracker and DO NOT continue to emoticon after I've reached my calorie goal for the day emoticon

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BROOKDOESLIFE 4/15/2010 10:59AM

    I eat at my desk at work a lot of days now. That will change when I get back to my workout routine. I feel the same way, though. If I sit here all day by the end of the day I am sluggish. I'm making myself leave today. I love watching TV while I eat. It is just something that makes me feel great.

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HI-NRG 4/15/2010 10:47AM

    I watch tv while I eat too. I grew up in a family that ate to the sound of tv. I also don't like to eat alone, so tv is a replacement eating partner, except they don't try to steal from my plate. .
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TEXNINDC 4/15/2010 9:58AM

  I have that same lunch at work issue - I am trying sitting down and entering my food into my "tracker" before I eat - makes me more appreciative of what I am putting in my body - the immediate accountability also help when I am downstairs at the deli ordering.

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MATCHA 4/15/2010 9:29AM

    I still watch tv while I eat too. Does not seem to have affected my weight loss. I say go with what works for you.

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