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Better day today!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Well, thanks goodness the day couldn't have been worse today than yesterday... But, aside from the emotional stress, and lack of sleep, I was so tired today. Luckily it was only a half day. .. report card day. ONly 2 parents came in afternoon and we went back for an hour in the evening and no one showed.

But, to post the positive, I have finally broken through that plateau. I showed 197.5 on my scale this a.m. I will officially do a weigh-in on weekend and update my status, but just knowing that the scales are tipped and now it's Lila 1.5 and Scale helped to make my day better right from there.

I'm tired and would love to go to sleep but sister has emailed that she will be calling me from Doha tonite, so must await her call.... So, for now, watch the Idol and read last 30 pgs. in my John Lescroart book "Treasure Hunt". Good evening to all.

Glad yesterday's "Crackpot" story encouraged so many. To all my crackpot friends.... emoticon coming up in 3 days!!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 3/25/2010 8:59AM

    Hoop! Hoop! WooHoo! WooHoo!! Celebrate! That scale is coming down. Good for you!! Patience and consistency, even during times of fatigue and challenge, pay off. Good going, Lila. -Marsha

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FLICKRFAN 3/25/2010 8:46AM

    Way to go Lila! I look forward to reading Treasure Hunt.

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MONTY68 3/25/2010 8:42AM

    Hi Lila
I think that is fantastic, I knew you broke through and continuing your fantastic successful journey.



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I needed Cheering Up - anyone else? (I'm glad to be a "cracked pot")

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.


At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.

'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.'

The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?'

'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.'

For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

So, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

  
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STARLASUE 3/24/2010 9:11PM

    Terrific Story! Thanks

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SLIMLILA 3/24/2010 8:19PM

    Glad I was able to share and cheer others up too. thanks to my niece!

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SWIM_2_SLIM 3/24/2010 10:13AM

    I won't ever mind being a "cracked pot" anymore! WooHoo!!!

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FLICKRFAN 3/24/2010 10:08AM

    Thanks Lila!

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SCOOTER4263 3/24/2010 8:17AM

    Now I'll be so pleased when people call me a crackpot! (Wait..... same thing, right?) emoticon

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SCOOTER4263 3/24/2010 8:17AM

    Now I'll be so pleased when people call me a crackpot! (Wait..... same thing, right?) emoticon

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SWIMLOVER 3/24/2010 6:00AM

  I love this blog! I love it's wonderful message! We really should stop and smell the flowers. We all have something to contribute to this wonderful life!
GOD BLESS!
Louise

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TERRI289 3/23/2010 11:28PM

    Sweet and loving story-thank you!!

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MONTY68 3/23/2010 10:51PM

    Lila

That is a beautiful lesson for all to see. It is a very beautiful story. What I see is a person named Lila who has shared with all of us her journey. You are successful, you have motivated me and others many ways and I love to read what you write. In my opinion you have picked the flowers that I have watered and handed them back to me many times. Thank you so much.

Monty

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ARMETIS 3/23/2010 10:01PM

    emoticon
Nice blog...great message.

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Coincidence - I don't think so!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

.Have I said this before? being overweight is putting you at higher risk of becoming diabetic...I know I'm one.... I've battled weight my whole life and everyone in my family is diabetic except my middle sister. What did she do different? Well, she was career military and she was required to do phys. ed. every day and keep her weight within a healthy range... do you think it's coincidence she's the only one of us not diabetic now? I don't //.....too little too late, but hopefully I can convince others while they still have a chance to make the changes and make a difference.... good luck and good health

  
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IRENEHARPS 3/23/2010 9:50PM

    Thanks for the reminder. My grandmother and mother were diabetics. I have one sister who is. I am overweight, however I'm in extremely good health as what I eat is healthy. I do need to do more exercise, I'm not getting enough in. I hope I can ward it off. It's much too close to home for comfort.

Irene

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DOTZCANDOIT 3/23/2010 5:03PM

  Thanks for this advice Lila. If I could only get my daughter who is classified as morbidly obese to listen to me. She isn't diabetic yet but is heading down the road. My father and his brother, my grandfather and (his mother) my great grandmother all had it. I'm 63 this year, overweight but not obese, walk a lot and keep moving and show no signs of it.......yet.

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ZNEKITA 3/23/2010 9:04AM

    I think it has a lot to do with education. I consider myself to be fairly intelligent and yet, when I was younger getting diabetes never crossed my mind. I ate what I wanted, didn't exercise and lived life without thinking there could be consequences. Now, especially when I see so many overweight young people, I'm tempted to run up to them grab them by the shoulders and "make" them listen to me. I would never do that, but I'm tempted. I could save them years of anguish as I am sure all of you could too.

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BETHDISCOUNT 3/23/2010 8:30AM

    we had this topic in our nutrition class i guess it can happen anytime in life

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JENRYAN9278 3/23/2010 8:06AM

    I know how you feel! All of my family is diabetic except my younger brother and mother. All her family on her side has it. I was diagnosed a month before I got married. It was a devestating blow to a 24 year old to find out. I am on this journey as well so my health is better and so my son can put this off as long as possible. If he learns how to do it healthy now, hopefully he wont have to know what this is like!

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MONTY68 3/23/2010 1:23AM

    Hi Lila
I think there is a good possibilty that her early life of exercise and keeping a good weight may be why she hasn't got diabetes. It also should be a good motivator for her to continue her lifestyle of staying in her weight range. I also understand that more young obese children are getting diabetes earlier in life. It would not hurt to put that thought out there for younger people to think about it. Good idea. Good question.

Monty

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DANIELSBABY2008 3/23/2010 12:43AM

    I have never thought about being diabetic because of me being over weight before, but it is a good thought to have. I have no family members who have diabetes, and even when I was pregnant I didn't get it. But regardless it is a good idea to maintain weight so you lessen the chance of getting it.

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Tie - Lila 0 - Scale 0

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Well, I said I would and I do what I say. I got weighed today. And the score is above... Tie Game. I hit the 199 again, but no gain and no weight released. But, having just come back from the washroom, I know my body held out too long but, I should have been down. So, if not this week, then next week for sure. It's been a long haul, and I can't believe I haven't given up yet. I am doing everything right, even to the exercising at midnite last nite... so Scale - the battle is really on now, and I am coming out the Victor!

So, the determination and perseverance is there, and so the success will be forthcoming! That scale is not getting the better of me! I just remembered maybe this is the time I saved taking my measurements for. I haven't checked them in over a month and I've been exercising for over a month, maybe that would be a success that would be measurable! (have to check in later can't find my tape measure right now)

  
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MIA1782 3/22/2010 11:38AM

  i hate the scale to lolo but its better then gaining so ur doing great

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SLENDERELLA61 3/21/2010 7:29PM

    Hang in there! It will happen. In the long run, the scale will reflect our efforts. In the short run it is a terrible tease. Don't let it get to you. Keep up the good work. I guarantee it will pay off!! -Marsha

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TERRI289 3/21/2010 7:28PM

    Tying with the scale is good!! Anytime you stay the same, it is a small victory that nothing new appeared.

Besides, your health journey is so much more than a number on the scale. Keep the faith.

Are those report cards done?

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LARSIL 3/21/2010 2:47PM

    Hang in there, Lila!

You're still moving forward on the journey -- and even when it's "baby steps", it's still FORWARD!

You're doin' O.K. Keep on!

---LarSil


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MONTY68 3/21/2010 2:40PM

    Hi Lila
I would like to say to you that even though you tied with the scale, you actually won!!!!!!. You are doing everything that you should be doing and it will display itself. I really believe in your success and really believe that you will meet your goals in life. Think about this for a moment. You are NOT the same woman that when the weight was going upwards and was at 199. The attitude in your life and what was going on then. You are now the new young Lila on the journey to your new goal weight.
So as you came to this level at weight, The old you is confused and I think call it an old belief about yourself is about to be deleted and put in the trash. The new you with your new outlook on life has taken over and when that knowing is absolute in you, Look out world. So many things are changing in a positive way.
Believe believe believe!!!!! Congrats as your successful journey continues.

Monty emoticon

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Tomorrow's the Day!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I hope it will be positive.. I see some people set their goals to lose one pound a week, I know from many years of dieting or as I saw on a tv show today, "Diet surviving", that my body does not lose 1 lb. every week. But this is 3 weeks now and I also know my body and I don't usually stay on a plateau that long either. So, lots of drinking water and that lemon juice and tea today and having read some more educational articles, I think I need to plan more carbs into my diet.

I will be back tomorrow. I will be on track with my food and water and exercise... I have implemented those habits into my healthy lifestyle.. I think my dh was trying to be positive today when after watching something on tv he said, "I guess you could be called a fit fat person". I would have liked it nicer needless to say, but in his own narcissitic way that was his acknowledgment of my success.

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FLICKRFAN 3/21/2010 9:07AM

    Keep going for Fit and Firm!

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SWIMLOVER 3/21/2010 12:27AM

  It sounds like you are doing everything right. However, try not to think of it as a diet but a Lifestyle and Lifetime Change. NEVER GIVE UP! Sometimes husbands mean well but words come off wrong. I agree with you, he recognizes that you are doing things right and wants to give you a compliment. Keep up what you are doing! We are here to cheer you on! It sounds like you have a husband who is cheering you on also! We are all in this Healthy Journey together! We Can Do This! emoticon
GOD BLESS!
Louise

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