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OMG, Is It Really March Already?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Where did January and February go so fast?

Yikes! Time is fleeting.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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LINDA! 3/7/2011 7:56PM

    Spring is right around the corner!!

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 3/7/2011 7:55PM

    Is it really the 7th already?! emoticon

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 3/4/2011 8:58AM

    Yep, it is going fast but I am so tired of the cold I'll take it for now. Let spring & summer go a bit slower...aahh

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KTMAE2006 3/3/2011 7:27PM

    I hope you had a great day as well!! I am constantly amazed by how fast time is flying, Geez!

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NEELIXNKES 3/2/2011 4:10PM

    I know, I feel the same way! Make it a Marvelous Month!

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NANCY- 3/2/2011 9:59AM

    There is no time like the present.
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LIBBYFITZ 3/2/2011 9:15AM

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NATPLUMMER 3/2/2011 9:10AM

    And it seems to me, the older I get the faster the time goes.

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TRACYZABELLE 3/2/2011 8:02AM

    I can not believe we are in a new month already! Crazy huh!

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/2/2011 1:14AM

    Time is fleeting and sneaking away on us!

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Where's My Scale? (and my socks)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Okay, it's been so long since I used the scale that I don't even remember where it is. If I had to guess, I'd say I last weighed around 2-3 months ago. Before beginning this healthier lifestyle change 2.5 years ago, I never weighed myself or even owned a scale.

When I bought one to embark on this great adventure (yeah right! smiling), I took a guess before getting on the scale. Of course, nearly fell off with shock as I'd had no idea where I was at in the numbers realm.

However, this past few months I've been exercising a lot and my body has felt healthy with no poppage. (as in popping out) I still have weight to lose, but have been on what I call a forever plateau and have made peace (for now) with my current weight. (I really think it's a thyroid thing.)

But I don't look forward to finding and getting on that scale. Even though I know that number doesn't rule my life, it has a way of creeping into my psyche and saying BOO! I'll do it by the weekend, my promise to myself.

And a random thought, while I'm looking for that scale, where do all my lost socks go after the washer and dryer? I mean - POOF - they're gone, gone, gone. I wind up with only one of a pair. So now I've bought identical pairs so I can match up the solo survivors. One of the mysteries of life. (smiling)

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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SKYEFYR 3/18/2011 2:22PM

  I kept hiding my scale and blamed my daughter for bringing it back out all the time. Then I found out it was my husband. He was worried he was losing too much weight (due to a liver disease) and wanted to keep check of it. I keep telling him I'll give him all the weight he wants!!!

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1NICUBABE 3/3/2011 9:49AM

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Good luck with making peace with the missing scale.

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SHOOTIN4STARS 3/2/2011 10:10PM

    Ha ha! You are too funny!

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ZOMBIEGIRL.NET 3/1/2011 9:39PM

    i wish it was as easy to lose weight as to lose a sock! we'd look like supermodels =)

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/1/2011 5:25PM

    I do the same thing with the socks!

I can't imagine not knowing where my scale is. It will be interesting to see what you weigh when you find it.

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SLIMTHICK2 3/1/2011 5:10PM

    A few months ago I wrote a blog saying that I was refocusing my attention from the scale to healthy eating and exercising. I think I've done fairly well but ever so often that scale thing gets to me emoticonI would so like to say like you that I haven't weighed in a while which will be a total lie. You did great by not weighing yourself for a couple months. Hope all is well with the scale. All the best. One last thing the problem I was having has sorted itself out apparently it originated with me.

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JLITT62 3/1/2011 2:28PM

    This is so funny - just yesterday my washer really DID try to eat my sock! I was missing one & actually foubpnd it sort of wedged into the washer liner!

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LIBBYFITZ 3/1/2011 2:16PM

    I think the washing machine eats them! Socks that is!

Weight , i am back to weighing every day as my fluid retention has gone overboard!

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/1/2011 1:58PM

    LOL this blog spoke to me as I am in the same boat !I will do the same thing as you weigh myself this weekend too! The socks are enigma!

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FMCDANIEL 3/1/2011 12:22PM

  Those darn socks, I have even hand washed my favorites to keep from losing them. If only weght could be lost as easily as socks.

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NATPLUMMER 3/1/2011 12:00PM

    Good luck with the weigh in. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Socks.....no idea where they go. Perhaps they spontaneously combust.

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Apple Cider Vinegar... POOF, My Appetite Is Gone!

Monday, February 28, 2011

I recently discovered and researched the many benefits of apple cider vinegar, including taking a tbsp before a meal (about a half hour or so) and my hunger disappears. Since I just recently discovered this, I've forgotten to do this most of the time so now the bottle is out on the counter to remind me. Wonder if this will "work." Sure, I know better than to seek instant remedies, but hey, you just never know what will help along the way. Will keep you posted.

On another note, doing very well with sugar banishing. Hooray for me.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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JOYATLAST 4/18/2011 5:41PM

    I actually have a book about apple cider vinegar. It's probably been 20 years since I took it. I don't even remember the results! LOL But I was thin then and probably didn't notice anything. I'll have to look it up again.

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PURPLE180 4/8/2011 11:52AM

    Thanks for the information. I will have to try this.

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SHUNN84 4/8/2011 11:07AM

    i just started drinkin ACV as well and i noticed i do get full faster. so far i love this stuff!

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GRAMMACATHY 3/19/2011 12:58PM

    When I have eaten too much sugar in the past, I would take a table spoon full of the apple cider vinegar to help level my blood sugar. Never thought to take it before I ate. I have finally, had weight loss success by abstaining from refined sugar. One side benefit about taking a tsp a day in water, is that your skin will glow and your hair will get shinier. The only time I ever stayed with it was when I was a teen and Mom got on the ACV kick. She made us take it daily. We sure looked good. It also tasted pretty good on salads and spinach. Think I will try it again.

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SKYEFYR 3/18/2011 2:47PM

  Are you taking the unprocessed verison of the ACV? The kind with the cloudyness in the bottom? That's the one that's good for you. That gunk is called the "mother". I've tried taking it in the past but all it ever does is upset my stomach. I can't even stand the smell of it anymore. Never did much for me along the lines of weight loss either, but my aunt swears by it, so everyone is different. I really hope if you're subjecting yourself to that stuff it works for you!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 3/4/2011 8:59AM

    I have some on my counter, thanks for reminding me why it is there!! LOL

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/1/2011 5:01PM

    Way to go on the "sugar banishing"!
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NANCY- 3/1/2011 4:30PM

    Do you do it like a shot?

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SUGARBABY60 3/1/2011 5:57AM

    I drink it in hot water with sweetner as a " tea" very satisfying not just before meals but any time. cider vinegar has many health benefits including releaving constipation when taken first thing in the morning with hot water and a dash of honey

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JLITT62 3/1/2011 5:29AM

    Nice to see you back! I use it a lot in dressings, and it is supposed to have a lot of health benefits. Keep us posted!

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/28/2011 11:04PM

    I have apple cider vinegar capsules .

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MILLISMA 2/28/2011 10:37PM

    Do you mix it with water or just take it straight?

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VMCSHANNON 2/28/2011 10:33PM

    Ok how are you taking this ? I tried it and it gave me such bad stomach pains! How do you do it?

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SHOOTIN4STARS 2/28/2011 9:05PM

    I could sure use this these days. I have been stress eating, and that is not good. Let me know if it works!

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DDHEART 2/28/2011 4:57PM

    I have heard about the vinegar trick before and I say whatever "tools" we use the better! It's only an instant remedy if that is the only thing a person tries but you are doing so much more! I'm always impressed with anyone who can banish sugar or chocolate or anything else for that matter!

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NATPLUMMER 2/28/2011 4:54PM

    I guess it couldn't hurt. Let me know if it works.
YAY for the sugar banishing.

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JEEP8294 2/28/2011 4:52PM

    Congrats on your sugar bashing! I may give your apple cider vinegar method a try. :)

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ROXIESROCKS 2/28/2011 4:46PM

    This also works to settle your stomach! I really like it.

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The Loss of Yet Another Friend

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Today I got word that a friend I used to work with passed away after her 13 year battle with lung cancer. Very sad.

And I have two other dear friends who are in stage four of their own cancers. I guess I'd better learn how to deal with this. I thought I'd catch a breather from all of my other recent losses.

Guess life doesn't work that way. May take a sparkbreak for a week or so. My heart just isn't in this right now.

  
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SAFETYSUE 2/28/2011 7:42PM

    I am so sorry for your loss and having others. fight the terrible fight of cancer. It is a time to grieve and reflect. So many people are fighting cancer and we can help by being there for them and help by giving blood, taking part in relay for life or just by donating money to cancer research.

I agree with all your friends who have responded to your blog.... Take care of yourself and if you need some support log on and get in touch and the support will be here!!!

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DOGMOMMA2THREE 2/20/2011 5:05PM

    Just know that we are all here for you and even if you just stop by each day to read a blog or two, it will keep you motivated in the long run. Right now focus on your emotional health. Sending hugs your way!

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DDHEART 2/18/2011 9:56AM

    Oh, I know this is hard........during your break, try to look at ways to honor the lost friends...maybe each day start out with a walk to meditate on the gift that friendship provides us...thinking about the positives is restorative and being out moving and feeling nature is also restorative.

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MILLISMA 2/17/2011 9:06PM

    There are some choices that we don't get the opportunity to make and we can't turn the clock back. Sending you all the hugs I can. Know that we're here for you and thinking of you. Keeping you, your family and friends in my prayers.

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LOVESWEETS2 2/17/2011 6:13PM

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May God hold you in the plam of his hands.

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NANCY- 2/17/2011 4:27PM

    Oh my!
Whether your heart is in this or not,
just know we are here for you.
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/17/2011 1:53PM

    I'm sorry to hear of another loss for you.
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DEVA21 2/17/2011 12:11PM

    It is sad times like this that let's us look at ourselves more clearly and appreciate everything that we do have. I am sorry to hear about your friend.

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NATPLUMMER 2/17/2011 9:22AM

    I'm sorry to hear that you have lost another friend. emoticon

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JLITT62 2/17/2011 5:32AM

    I'm so sorry that you are having to go through this again. You will be missed here.

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LIBBYFITZ 2/17/2011 5:15AM

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1COUNTRY_GAL 2/17/2011 12:52AM

    Oh I am so sorry,how sad.You have the support and love from your Spark family.God Bless You! emoticon emoticonDiana emoticon emoticon

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SPASTASTIC 2/17/2011 12:40AM

    I'm so sorry. My uncle died Friday from lung cancer. =( It is terrible. My thoughts are with you.

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TRACYZABELLE 2/17/2011 12:19AM

    take the time you need so you can mourn and reflect in your own way and give thanks for your own health as well as your family and friends. It is always so hard when we lose a friend but sometimes when they have been suffering for a long time, it is a blessing that they have been released from the pain. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 2/17/2011 12:17AM

    Sorry to hear that and yes take a break and remember all your time with them. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/17/2011 12:12AM

    May you find peace in knowing you have many people who care for you here ,and we are all wishing you fewer losses to contend with this year.love and hugs,Cheri

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Be My Valentine

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wishing all a warm, wonderful day.

  
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SAFETYSUE 2/15/2011 12:44PM

    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO YOU TOO!!!

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NANCY- 2/15/2011 9:59AM

    Hope you had a wonderful day.
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JLITT62 2/15/2011 5:36AM

    It actually was warm - for here - at least in the morning! So thanks!

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/14/2011 7:10PM

    thank you and happy valentines day to you

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MILLISMA 2/14/2011 3:38PM

    Thank you and the same to you and the "boys" from my "girls"!

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DOGMOMMA2THREE 2/14/2011 12:24PM

    You too!

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LIBBYFITZ 2/14/2011 12:21PM

    emoticonMost definitely!

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/14/2011 11:29AM

    Thank you so much and a Beautiful Valentine's day to you too!Hugs to you and the furry majesties ! Cheri

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JESS0107 2/14/2011 11:20AM

    Thank you and Happy Valentine's to you too!

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NATPLUMMER 2/14/2011 10:27AM

    Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day!!

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