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Swim Like Nemo

Monday, February 25, 2013

You know when you dip your foot into the Lake and that quick little dip sends these siren-like screams yelling, "Holy crap are you freakin' kidding me. Your youngin's so lied about the temp!"?

You already knew that. You are their mother after all.

What to do? What to do? What to do?

I think revenge is perfect. I know it's a dish best served cold and better if not at all, but, we can't end our story here. No.

Girlfriend your girlzone will climb up and slap you if you do that slow walk-in, get familiar stuff...that's later once you've climatized. You gotta get fully wet, pronto and swim like Nemo and dunk those kids.

On the count of...




**E*P*I*C** warning splash and screams...not from your brain or girlzone (they're in shock and adjust surprisingly quickly to the abuse), no the screams are from the precious youngin's swimming for their lives.

This my friends is an analogy. You know when you feel like you're so so NOT looking forward to something that needs to be done, like taking revenge on your self-abuse and claiming that victory of joy that belongs to you when you treat yourself as you're supposed to? It's freakin' hard. THat's when you DO NOT weigh all of your storms and think about the proper revenge protocol, youown the mission and you bring it.

OWN it. BRING it and make 'em scream.

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PKBOO3 3/4/2013 10:26AM

    You're tough! And a good motivator. I'm gonna do it to!!!

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    Great analogy!

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JENNY160 2/27/2013 12:38AM

    GREAT blog!

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REEBADABEEBOOS 2/25/2013 10:41PM

    Own it! Bring it! You go, Diva!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 2/25/2013 10:44AM

    You are moving from Diva to Warrior. What strength and endurance you have. Swim like there is no tomorrow, even the sharks will get out of your way.

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WILDASTER 2/25/2013 8:57AM

    Jump in and stay in!

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MOSTMOM1 2/25/2013 7:32AM

    Sometimes, you just gotta jump.

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Rapid Fire

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

He’s clearing his throat again.

The dude needs a smackdown. Blind much?
My hands are full. I’m stressed to the hilt. If I stop to pay attention to you, do you not realize that all the cr@p I’m juggling is going to fall?!

[Polite’ish’ throat clearing and that quizzical eyebrow thing.]

I’m pi$$ed at Mr. Pompous now. He knows how to make my life easier and instead just stands there - mocking me.

Dude, you’re a d!ck.

Just sayin’. I’m contemplating tossing this stuff at you.

[Final throat clearing.]

I chuck EVERYTHING at him. Rapid fire.

I’m briefly reminded of my childhood when my flame haired, adultering father would miander in drunk and have ‘expectations’. My mother who would be ‘juggling’ all day (she used to scrub the floors on her hands and knees nightly to meet his expectations in homemaking and have the same meal ready and waiting (in the time of no microwaves), just in case he decided to bless her with his presence). She would start chucking; first the plates as a warning and then graduate to knives.

I was where she was at with my level of frustration with the Throat-clearer. Instead of ducking for cover like Dad, Dude suspended the objects in mid-air, reorganized them and handed them back to me.

It was all jedi-like. Despite my efforts I found myself making light saber sound effects in my head.

Dude could’ve done that at any time?

Epic brat!

That was so anti-climatic...but, I feel peace.

Lord, “rebellion is as witchcraft”, an abomination to you, and I have been the epitome of a rebellious daughter. Thank you for being a gentleman, and not taking over and making me your puppet. I appreciate the boundaries you’ve given me. You created me and know what my heart can and cannot handle and give your help whenever I ask...

Or rapid fire chuck things at you like a temper-tantruming spoiled brat.

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    We take with us everywhere we go a whole lot more than what people see on the surface. And as sweet and as good natured as we are, (and you more so than I), it is what we carry underneath our exteriors that others should take heed of.
Throat Clearer should be very thankful that you had not YET graduated to knives. emoticon
Spoiled Brat? No way! Mindful of your human-ness and whatever your short-comings ... and wise enough and disciplined enough to know the limits to how far you can go. emoticon emoticon

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ASRMOM 2/14/2013 9:48PM

    I totally second MostMom1's most awesome comment. Jesus is so Jedi! I love it!
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 2/14/2013 3:21PM

    God is SO good. emoticon

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BETHSWORLD 2/13/2013 9:41PM

    We Love you Sweetie...I hope things are better!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 2/12/2013 4:17PM

    Mr. Pompous is our patient almighty Father who is waiting for me rely on His spirit of giving (particularily His peace), unlike my biological father who took. My rebellion is my inability to differentiate the two and trust God which is the burden I'm juggling...clear as mud? My job here is done.

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NANHBH 2/12/2013 1:12PM

    WOW, lots going on behind this blog! Praying for peace. You are God's beautiful daughter.
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MOSTMOM1 2/12/2013 8:12AM

    Jesus is so Jedi

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WILDASTER 2/12/2013 8:05AM

    Hope today is better, and filled with a joyful spirit for you.

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An Adventure

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Today is Weigh-In for Week 4 "Future's So Bright" Team and I'm doing my insomniac thing with this week's temp flip from -30C to the +10C expected today. I left for work yesterday morning in a blizzard with school bus cancellations and icy roads and this morning the feet of snow that have been accumulating may be a closer resemblance to a puddle than an igloo by days ends. Ontario's weather is an adventure and how it ties in with my health journey is that I am very influenced by my environment. If it's overcast I get feeling lethargic and begin thinking on a temporary basis. If it get's too cold or hot quickly the swelling and general uncomfortable atmosphere for my body begins reigning and I again lose focus.

Losing focus on the Adventure called Life is not safe. I had got caught up in a storm in the latter part of last year. I had not figured out where I was going on that leg of my journey.
When I began at 220 I made the goal of 170. For my height, it was above my BMI, but, just slighty and after babies, it was going to be a miracle to get there. I made that goal and was content to sit there for the rest of my life. I had serious doubts that I would ever get there with the neuro problems keeping me in constant pain. Weather fluxes were insanely torturous and triggered weekly - biweekly migraines. During my Blue Phase I had chiropractic intervention that remedied a couple of neck and spine dislocations making pain maintenance bearable and eventually eliminated my pain.

I made it to

By then I figured out that water, portions and focusing on positivity through v/blogs were *MaGiCaL*, it was the "Adventure" of implementing them.

SO, I ventured on a new course, my Green Phase of

On my SparkPage at my weekly weigh-in I recorded the process.

When I got inside my Healthy Range I thought that I was beginning to get ridiculously greedy and I felt guilty for my accomplishments. I wanted to get to

Which for my figure is the middle of my BMI. I was on my way there, a week from reaching my Red Phase destination when I was hit by the sneakiest storm. I've had so many storms that I hung on through, convinced it was going to be the one that would send my 'over-board' and shatter my hopes and dreams, but, they were all pretty visible. Self-Worth, Inferiority, Loneliness, Fears of so many shapes and sizes and each one I was drawn closer to my Maker as I replaced lies with truth. Sometimes, it was a combination of storms, but, I was able to sort through and find my course.

The storm that spun me around and threw all my bearings off was the one that initated the Christmas Challenge and the Future Challenge to be followed. I had come to my third goal weight and confusion left me shipwrecked. I am an experienced sailor on this journey, how did that happen? How did I gain?

I was in shock that I made it through the storms I had and I had survivor's guilt.

I felt like I was leaving my friends behind and I had forgotten that I am not responsible for anyone's journey but my own. Then, I got an email from SparkPeople asking for permission to use my journey to Spark others and it reminded me that I am not everybody's captian, I am a beacon - A Spark.

is my landing port. I will see it by summer and I will do cartwheels in my cotton summer dress and hula hoop until my heart bursts when I reach that shore.

This is my journey and it's been An Adventure; may it be an inspiration to you to know that there are many that have sailed these stormy waters, survived, enjoyed and arrived at their destination.

God Bless. emoticon

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BETHSWORLD 2/5/2013 1:52PM

    You are incredible!!

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NANHBH 1/29/2013 11:03PM


I'm getting in that boat with you. We'll get to 145 together!

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    I loved this. You write so well.

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WISHICOULDFLY 1/29/2013 7:08PM

    You have indeed inspired many. Oh and uh, not to mention entertained.! emoticon -Connie

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JSTHIESS 1/29/2013 12:20PM

    THIS is such an AMAZING blog!!!! I love your honesty and courage to keep pushing!!!! WELL DONE! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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JOYFULMOMTO5 1/29/2013 9:49AM

    Liz, what an honor & blessing it has been to watch you voyage through the choppy waters & succeed! You have been & are a beacon of His Light that lifts me spirit, tells me not to give up, & that its possible!!! Shout your story from the rooftops- you are awesome & worthy! I'm so happy for you! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 1/29/2013 8:16AM

    It's all an adventure, no matter what the number says. Exciting things are always right around the corner. Keep your eyes wide open and keep shining the light!

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I*AM*BLESSED 1/29/2013 7:17AM

    You're MY beacon. So proud of you! emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 1/29/2013 7:05AM

    Bravo! You've been through it all, sunshine, and you've come out on the other side of the storms a stronger, wiser, and healthier woman. I am so proud of you, Lizzie! *hugs* Keep up your AWE~some Adventure, dear heart~ for you are surely worthy. With love, BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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H8Rs gonna H8

Sunday, January 27, 2013

[Hula Girl ~]

H8Rs gonna H8
Don't slap them. That's illegal.
Don't stoop to their sabotaging, undermining, green-eyed monster ways. Keep choosing to enjoy your life.

Kill 'em with kindness.

I used to be devasted when a jealous person would try to steal any joy I had with my life. It was usuallybecause my enjoyment exposed their misery and instead of claiming their own joy they tried to snuff mine. It was a more familiar maneuver and less work.

Love/Hate, Envy/Enjoy, it's not a new story, but, the good news is that the rejection hurts less as time marches on. Eventually, people begin to choose joy and celebration over hate and sabotage.

Hang on, it's great to love your life.

Accountability Blog 14 a.k.a Holy Cr@ppola, that was quite the week.

I think my scales are gonna love me on Tuesday. I'm staying in range. For "in range", I lowball my zone that way when I go over I'm still rocking my intake for my body's needs. Same principle of setting my clocks 5 -10 minutes ahead. I know other people see that adjustment and factor it in. I'm too busy for that suspicious thinking nonsense and I fall for it everytime. Instead of feeling gullible I'm all happylike that I'm actually on time. It has taken me years to figure out how to mess with my own head and win.

Nothing really new. I'm still loving my job and dodging the negative people. They've figured out that they're not strong enough all by themselves to rain on my parade, so, they're trying the swarm approach. Today I was told I was being ridiculous because I leep my hair and face done in this environment. "Who sees you anyway?"
Which was their way of saying I was being pathetic thinking that I mattered enough to care for myself.

I paused before saying, "Unlike you, I love my life and I'm willing to celebrate it."
Then I kicked @$$ with my absolutely perfect bedmaking skills. {FYI, My beds will make ya never wanna leave. Just sayin'.}

I am hated or loved. Envied or enjoyed.

"Haters gonna hate." ~ Audrey.

So, I'm still plugging away and hoping for that five pound goal that I set for myself. It looks like it's gonna happen, if I keep my head filled with positivity. I'm really tired, but, I wanted to stop in and say, "Hi". I'm off Wednesaday and I've been working on this fun hulahoop vlog, but, I haven't gotten it together. I may just skip editting...anyway. Night all.

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    You looked like you were having so much fun!! Loved it.... btw I've tried to hoop and walk, not as easy as you make it look :D Love ya

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NANHBH 1/29/2013 11:09PM

    WOW, Liz,

You are always throwing some new maneuver in your hoop routine! Nice splits there!

H8Rs are gonna H8. So you just go right on celebrating your life! It's an awesome one.

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WISHICOULDFLY 1/29/2013 7:14PM

    You are just too damned FUN! You should be on TV. Seriously. Loved it! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 1/29/2013 8:11AM

    How in the world have I missed this song? He had to be thinking of hoopers, right?
Audrey is right--haters gonna hate. It's on them. Just look right at them and think of that little panda bear, just rocking away.
Holy cow, you are just a natural hooper, that's what. Foot hooping and all kinds of crazy stuff. Are you gonna do that behind the back elbow pass? Nope, guess not. Next time? I bet you can do it, though. My bootie still gets in the way. Another good reason for me to keep losing weight--hoop logistics. LOL
Ask again about teaching a hoop class at the spa. You need to do it. For reals. Just come up with a short, simple, beginner curriculum and do it.
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(that's emoticon language for you being awesome enough to teach a class)

Wait--had to come back and add these:
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ONEMONSTERSMOM 1/29/2013 12:46AM

    Great attitude!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 1/28/2013 6:52PM

    Way to ROCK the hoop woman!!

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CHUNKYNURSE 1/28/2013 10:02AM

  Awesome hula hooping skills!!! Great blog!!! Keep on keeping on!!!! You rock!!!! Dont let haters get the best of you!! Your life your journey. You've done great!!!!

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MCELLO58 1/27/2013 9:51PM

    Audrey is right. Haters are going to hate. Nothing can change them and who cares what they think anyways. You have a great attitude and enjoy your life. THAT's what matters. I enjoy your blogs/vlogs because even though things may be chaotic at times, you look like you are enjoying your life. That's awesome. Loved your hooping video too.

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_JODI404 1/27/2013 9:03PM

    It's awesome to love your life!!

You've got a great attitude explained precisely what is going on with the Haters.
Glad they are no longer stopping you or bringing you down.

You bring your own sunshine, do your thing, and don't worry about them. What they say is ALL about them anyways.... even though they direct it towards you... it's not about you.

F U N hooping video!!


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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/27/2013 8:14PM

    I guess I would ask those who seemed to be so preoccupied with your appearance, why it matters to them so much?
It sounds like they might be a little threatened by you and your superior bed making skills.

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MOSTMOM1 1/27/2013 8:10PM

    Gonna come back and check this later, after it has time to load.

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Accountability 9

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I was feeling guilty clogging up Spark with banter. I'm saving it for impromptu Dance Parties instead. I doubt you'll ever get anything but nonsense from this chick.

Water ~ Oops working on it
Intake ~ oops 1.89 for some nasty blizzard icecream (I think was incecream?) put me at the tippy top, but, I'm doin' good (I love gum)
Fitness ~ L-A-Z-Y today. It's my day off. I get one lazy day.
Sleep ~ sucks. I don't have time for that cr@p. The snowplows that shake my house every hour say so.

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MNOT2THICK 1/26/2013 4:53PM

    Banter away! It always makes me smile. I agree, the car sounds sexy. Van, not so much. Strap the extras to the top. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 1/23/2013 11:41AM

    Love your banter and there is meaning between the words. Those of us that love you listen and when needed pull out the shovel to dig a little deeper to find the hidden tidbits. You ROCK Miss Liz. Get some rest. I'd be lazy too if I was working a full time job and taking care of my family.

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NANHBH 1/22/2013 6:14PM

    Hope your feet warm up soon. Love that car that you flashed in the video. What is it? I say keep it, too!

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LYNNGINN1 1/22/2013 5:31PM

    We love your banter - banter away!
NIIICE CAR! emoticon emoticon

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    Watched your video, you crazy chic! Loved car! emoticon
And how could you ever feel guilty about clogging up Spark with banter???? My goodness, girlfriend .... tis your own personal space, after all, and, besides, your banter is quite entertaining.
So banter away! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 1/22/2013 5:10PM

    Ha ha, yes--can we say that I'm into BEING real instead? Lol.
Keep the car. The kids can walk or ride their bikes. Keep the car.
Personally, I like it when you clog up Spark with banter. I'm a fan.
Shoot, I can't hang out here an play, or I'll be late for hoop class. Holler at ya later.
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