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Rhyming My Weigh to a Healthier Me #3

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Myhormones raged beyond control
And turned me into a fatty mole.
After a lifetime of being lean
Extra weight made me feel mean.

What to do with this blubbery self?
I kinda put it on a shelf
And ignored it for a little while,
But that's really not my style.

Ever so slowly it has come off
With more to go and still too soft.
But building muscle every day.
Guess that's all I have to say.

  
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MSLZZY 5/27/2010 6:58AM

    Excellent! Have a great day! emoticon

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/27/2010 4:40AM

    I am envious of people with such gifts as yours. I admit it. Poets and artists and musicians . . . all the things I'm not. But I'm still happy for them and for you. Thanks for sharing your beautiful poetry.

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/27/2010 1:33AM

    Each day I wait to see
What the offering is to be
Each poem represents sheer delight
I can hardly wait for tomorrow Night!
My friend I must say
Your blogs enchant me every way!

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POETIC_SPIRIT 5/27/2010 1:32AM

    Slow and steady wins the race
Stay the course, keep your pace

And on those days you have no time
Remember you can always rhyme

Do what ever works for you
Rhyming, running and chew chew chew!!!

Writing is such a great tool for weight loss. I loved your rhyme and your spirit! Good luck on your journey!
Mary

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Rhyming My Way to Thankfulness #2

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

For three years now I've had to cry
For nine dear ones who went and died.
My response - besides the tears -
You guessed it, lots of cheers
Through food that made me feel so yucky
But now I am much better and feeling lucky.

To have sparkfriends who pick me up
By making me smile, forgetting my cup
Is still half full is a big mistake
So once again, I take a break
To say thank you to those kind pals,
Thanks, one and all - guys and gals.

  
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GIGALENA 5/26/2010 8:13AM

    That was fantastic. Thank you for sharing your rhyming with us. emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/26/2010 7:16AM

    emoticonQuite a poet you are! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/26/2010 1:30AM

    I love the poetry and you never fail to brighten my days ,thank you!

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 5/26/2010 12:45AM

    Thank you for being here for us, too!

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Rhyming My Way Through Weight Loss #1

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I went out-of-town, and was in a fright
Of all of the junk food that would be in sight.
My idea before leaving was to eat anything,
It's a vacation, so hey, have a food fling!

Alas, I sometimes amaze myself too
As I chose a day-long selection of all the right food.
Didn't want sugar, didn't miss my caffeine
Could this be the same person, or was it a dream?

The dream has come true as I continue this road
Of healthy choices, not even missing the motherload
Of yucky stuff, big and small.
How do I feel now? About 10 feet tall!

  
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CHERIRIDDELL 5/26/2010 12:12AM

    I loved it poetry in motion!

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MSLZZY 5/25/2010 11:49PM

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WATERMELLEN 5/25/2010 6:18PM

    Very cute!!

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Pigging Out on Healthy Food

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This is something I still have to rein in...With the onset of Spring and Summer comes all these things I'm addicted to; namely, berries and watermelon. Today was a feast for lunch - scallops, artichokes, and watermelon. Unfortunately, because I am exercising a good deal, I feel that I'm entitled to eat. Especially since it's all healthy stuff. I know, I know, moderation. Something that I am still learning along with patience.

It's day 21 of my caffeine detox and today I started craving coffee. Nope, can't do decaf since that's always been a gateway to the stiffer stuff. So, I made myself some green tea and there you go, my psyche stopped thinking of coffee.

Have a wonderful day.

  
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FLMOMX2 5/21/2010 11:07AM

    emoticon emoticonGreat plan.

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MSLZZY 5/20/2010 11:49PM

    emoticon21 days without caffeine! Green tea is better anyway!

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/20/2010 10:03PM

    You will get there ,healthy is still abetter option to pig out on!Slow and steady wins the race!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/20/2010 9:07PM

    I know what you mean. Switching over to healthy food is such a big lifestyle change it's like okay, I can pig out on this; it's healthy so that means it's legal!!

You know what, you are doing good peeling the layers of the onion; now the next step is portion control, and then eventually relearning hunger and full signals, and relearning the discipline to STOP at full signals, like we did when we were kids. Well, most of us did.

It's a journey. You're doing great!

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KISSFAN1 5/20/2010 7:40PM

    It's hard when you love food and you're eating healthy, but you want to eat more than you should. I'm that way with hummus and Greek yogurt (not together), I could seriously eat it until I get sick, but I am trying my best to measure out a few tbsps. and be content with that.



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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 5/20/2010 7:17PM

    Congratulations on giving up caffiene. I am kicked my Dr Pepper habit 58 days ago and counting - Doesn't it feel GREAT!



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To 14-Day Cleanse.. Or Not. That is the Plateau-Breaking Question! Any Advice?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I found a Spark suggestion area for plateaus from a sparker who said she broke her plateau with a 14-day cleanse. She was nice enough to send me the recipe and I've been debating whether to give this a try.

Yes, it worked great for her. And no, I've never done one before. My concern is keeping my body on an even keel with insulin level and all other things that depend on good nutrition. I'm worried that I'll go weak and drop dead. (in which case, I won't have to worry about the plateau anymore!)

Has anyone any advice on this? Thanks!

  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/20/2010 2:08AM

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With insulin I'd definitely check with your doctor first.



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FLMOMX2 5/19/2010 12:15PM

    With insulin problems I'd stay far away from a cleansing.

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 5/19/2010 1:33AM

    Nope, I'd skip the cleansing. Plateaus are frustrating, but part of the process. Trying to rush your body as it adjusts to having a new lower "normal" weight will probably lead to yo-yoing, which I've been fighting. Just give it the time your body needs so your weight won't keep fighting to creep back up once you do get it off.

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WATERMELLEN 5/18/2010 9:38PM

    Definitely sounds iffy to me -- I'd check it out with doctor first to assess the particular "recipe" involved. If insulin levels are a particular concern then this might be very risky for you indeed.

Slow and steady does it.

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/18/2010 6:12PM

    I know my doctor is dead set against these.He says lots of water and healthy eating.I know I have a steady diet of anti-infammmatories to worry about so I need stomach coating but all in all ,the dietician I saw and the doctor are both set against them so I would be cautious.My doctor does like health remedies and does like green tea thinks it is good for you so it is not a question of him not being willing to try anything different either!

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MSLZZY 5/18/2010 4:44PM

    I think I'd skip on the cleanse. I've read that they are not as great as they are touted! Spark had an article on it not too long ago so research it first. You know, I'm not close enough to help you
if anything goes wrong LOL!

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GRACEISENUF 5/18/2010 4:21PM

    Hey first of all thanks for the spark goodie! Love a good hug.

I have heard pros and cons for cleanses but because I haven't seen the ingredients I really can't say. I still think the best way it to just track the food and get moving.

I am trying to drink more water to do a natural cleanse and just putting good clean food into my body. I know I feel best when I eat really healthy food and not packaged stuff. I am back on track and feeling SO much better already.

If you decided to go through with the cleanse let me know how it works our for you. If you have any special medical issues you might want to ask your Doc first.

Best wishes!

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