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Honest calorie logging

Saturday, February 05, 2011

This is how I often feel about logging calories...guilty
One of my biggest hangups on the Spark has always been inconsistent calorie logging.

I always log breakfast. Why? Because I (am boring) and eat the same thing for breakfast every day. 1 cup of Kelloggs Raisin Bran Crunch, 1/2 cup of soy milk and 1/2 cup of fruit (usually blackberries, sometimes strawberries). Total ~275 calories

After logging, I pat myself on the back and think: today is going to be a good day.

Then comes lunch. Have I ever mentioned my husband packs my lunches? Turkey sandwich, chicken vindaloo, veggies and/or fruit. Pretty painless to log.

Then....comes evening. On a "good day" after dinner I behave (ie don't snack for hours) and log my calories...On a bad day - I have a snack-a-palooza. A rice cake, hmmm....no not what I was "hungry" for, maybe some crackers, nope...maybe I want a few M &Ms (always starts with 10)...all the sudden I don't want to log anymore....so I don't

(I always thought M & Ms were the reason I didn't log calories, the truth is that guilt is what got in my way)

This week, one of my goals was HONEST logging. I actually did it (everything that went into my mouth got logged) and interestingly (despite 2 days over 2000 calories)...I STILL LOST WEIGHT. Even more interesting, I didn't feel as guilty about what I ate once I logged it. I felt honest. I felt accountable and you know what, it felt pretty good!

I have always been afraid that logging my "bad days"would make me feel worse, more guilty (if that is possible). What an a-ha moment to realize it actually did the opposite!!

Pretty eye opening for me.
Any of you have this experience?

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 2/8/2011 8:35PM

    I always log my food, even on my really bad days. Good job!

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DONNA2238 2/8/2011 7:02AM

    So, how's the calorie posting going? Since I use WW I don't log my food here much but when I did it helped me to really see what and where I needed to focus on prepping for a bad time of day---which for me is from 3-7! I seem FAMISHED! So I need to eat those M and M's at 4 :0). Hope your having a great week! emoticon I think those look like M and M's but prob is supposed to be cereal :0).

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HALLELUL 2/6/2011 4:59PM

    Stopping for a visit. Those M&Ms look really good. emoticon. emoticon on honest tracking and loosing weight. emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 2/6/2011 4:31PM

    I love the doggie! soooo cute. I feel this way too but my problem food is emoticon!

Not just one but lots of them. Thinking that they were going to take away my pain when they actually brought me lots of emotional distress, 7 pounds and more sadness.

Congratulations on honest logging! emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 2/6/2011 1:14PM

  Honesty is the best policy.....but it sure can be hard some days. Thanks for the great blog!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 2/6/2011 12:31PM

    Oh no! We have to be honest? Who knew?? haha

Seriously, I'm glad you addressed this issue - I have no problem being 'honest' about logging when my eating is good but when it's, ummmm, less than stellar, I tend to avoid the nutrition tracker. One of the behaviors I want to change so posting this here is part of the process.

Thanks again and good luck on your journey!!


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NICKEL1331 2/6/2011 3:55AM

    emoticon I love that you covered this! That was my downfall the last time around. Eventually I just stopped logging all together and fell off the spark wagon!

I believe when you can recognize the Oops moments and bring then out in the open, you will be less likely to have the same Oops moment again!

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SKABABY 2/5/2011 10:26PM

    I try to pre-log. I plan my meals and try to work out healthy lunches or dinners if i go over in one of my meals or my snacking. sometimes i just wont log that day at all when i've been really bad. BUT i do find on the really bad days i'm far more willing to get my butt to the gym or do a cardio tape once i've logged what i've eaten!

Don't feel guilty. We all make slip ups. We are only human! and there are so many unhealthy food choices thrust in our faces on a daily basis. Anytime you you make a good food choice over a bad one, that should be considered a victory in itself!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 2/5/2011 7:36PM

    I'm not perfect at logging and it becomes tougher when I've nibbled here and there and the calorie bank is close to or has already been over drawn. Of late, I'm trying to learn from my "habits" and reflecting on calorie intake and the when is a good thing. Of course, it's hard to log *ethnic* foods that I refuse to give up so I often guesstamate on those and try to always log higher than lower.

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ANNE7X7 2/5/2011 7:31PM

    Way to log honestly! Look at that, it even HELPED you! You rock girl!!

PS: I think it's adorable that your hubby always comments on your blogs! He seems like such a sweetheart!!

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FRENCHTOSD 2/5/2011 6:17PM

    I did have that exact revelation last year. I helps me to stay in the "log it anyway" mode. I also use a spreadsheet to average over 7 days, so I don't worry about each individual day as much.

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KITHKINCAID 2/5/2011 6:09PM

    i log honestly about 98% of the time, even when i'm "bad" or over my calories. it helps me learn my habits. so yep - it's a good thing!

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CAROBEAR1 2/5/2011 3:52PM

    Logging stops me on the So-So days....the good days I'm also pretty boring even down to my evening snacking....on the bad days I'm pretty confident where things have gone wrong!! Chinese Buffet! I'm talking to you!!
On the So-So days I've been pretty good and tell myself I'm not being so bad ...usually healthy snacks but logging makes sure I'm accountable and KNOW that I'm sooooooo close and I've already had a snack and is a little more really worth it....So for me logging stops me on the "ohhhh soooo close days"...But I also find it's easier for me to log in a written journal. The sparkpage is a little too much for me...in a written journal I can flip back the pages quickly to find previous calorie counts, etc.

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NORAB52GOOD 2/5/2011 3:38PM

    This is a big problem for me too. A couple of things trip me up. 1. feeling like I have eaten things that are 'unloggable'. Well, I have NO idea how many of those delicious *insert food item here* things I ate so I can't possibly log them. 2. feeling too tired to log. At the end of the day, the thought of thinking through and then logging EVERYTHING I have consumed that day is just too much and feels like it will take too much time. I snapped myself out of this one by setting a timer and seeing how long it actually takes me to log a full day of food. About 15 mins. That is NOT too much time. Also, logging the day before also helps. This is easy especially when I pack my lunch and plan my dinner. Then all I have to add is my breakfast.
Thanks for reminding me that I need to be honest with myself!

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    ABSOLUTELY! The guilt get's in the way at times! I love that M&M pic for some reason.... emoticon It's a good thing we don't keep them in the house!
I feel so responsible and healthy when I track my intake. I just tracked a couple mini tater tots because I stole some from my 5 yr old's lunch. All those little "snacks" and nibbles count!

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ROCKMAN6797 2/5/2011 2:52PM

    What a great doggy picture!
Logging your food can be such a pain sometimes but thankfully SparkPeople has a good smartphone application so I am able to log on the go. Also, I guess I am a boring eater, too, because alot of the food I eat is the same day after day. (What can I say I like it!) But quite honestly, logging everything that I eat has been a big reason for my weight loss. Like you said in your blog, it keeps me honest. I can make adjustments as my day progresses and even enjoy a bag of gummie bears every once in awhile!

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NEWJEWELS4LIFE 2/5/2011 2:52PM

    emoticon I am the same way, if I get out of control I don't bother logging. Maybe in my head if I write it down then I know what I did. If I don't then I can lie to myself that I didn't consume THAT many calories when in reality I did consume THAT many calories. I am working on logging the good, the bad and the ugly. Great blog! Oh & the puppy pic is ADORABLE!

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ROBYN168 2/5/2011 2:29PM

    Cute doggy - and I have started like you logging everything - the good the bad and the ugly. Most days I am close to my ranges - some others over 2,000 - no weight loss this week - but I did shed some inches in January - so I'm good.

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BGOLIC 2/5/2011 2:21PM

    I try to make sure I log both the good and the bad. Its the only way I can hold myself accountable!

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PENGUITO 2/5/2011 2:17PM

    Awesome doggy picture! I feel similarly about logging "bad days" such that I haven't tried logging them yet. Your blog has inspired me to attempt honest logging.

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How to Beat the Winter Blues

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Beating the Winter Blues
1. GO OUTSIDE. Yes I am serious. It isn't THAT cold. Buy some long underwear, layer, do whatever it takes, but GET OUTSIDE. There is sun out there somewhere
2. Exercise - only have 10 minutes of spare time - get it done! Have longer to exercise - consider yourself lucky!
3. Eat when you are hungry: like many people I will use any excuse to eat: I don't feel good (eat), I am stressed out from work (eat)...it is cold outside (STOP -DON'T do IT!!!) Remember food is only fuel
4. Ignite your Spark buddies - We are all in the same boat (except those of you who are lucky enough to live in Cali or Florida) it is cold, dark and somewhat depressing at times in winter. Now is a great time to reconnect with Sparkies for the support you (and they) need!
5. Warm up with a cup of tea. Preferably cinnamon spice, but any kind you like is fine

Hang in there Sparkies...winter is halfway over!

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ALEXANDRA64 2/7/2011 6:45AM

    I actually love winter and am thrilled to go out in the cold to either shovel snow or go for a walk. I think of it as a wonderful adventure to experience. Good thing because where I live winter lasts for about 7 months, lol.


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LOL_PRINCESS 2/6/2011 10:10PM

    Oh I loved the part about it being half over! I'm not a huge fan of the cold but I've made it this far. The snow this year is a little much! But I love some of your ideas. And I honestly like going outside, something about the air I guess. Hahaha. But thanks for the post!!! :)

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HARMONYBLUE 2/2/2011 11:09PM

    Amen! Yep, it's amazing what good a little bit of sun, fresh air and exercise will do for the blues. As for the tea, my preference is Vanilla Rooibos:)

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BOGUSANNIE 2/2/2011 1:39PM

    I am with you on ALMOST all of it...

I AM NOT going out in -30 weather...NOPE....can't make me!!!!

great blog! I feel motivated to get off my ass!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 2/1/2011 11:14PM

    I love your blogs because you always include a fun picture of your smiling pretty face. How can anyone have the winter blues when they see a smile like yours? Enjoy your time outside! emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 2/1/2011 3:52PM

  emoticon I've got so much snow it doesn't have a chance to get dirty before another layer lands on top!
Concentrate on the things you can change. You'll find that there are enough of them, that you have no time to worry about the things you can't change. emoticon

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KITHKINCAID 2/1/2011 3:37PM

    The little rodent is NOT going to see his shadow tomorrow. I know it!

How I LONG to go skiing. Enjoy yourself out there!

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SUNNYWBL 2/1/2011 2:48PM

    Yes, I live in Minnesota and I also have SAD, Lucky, lucky me! Since I can't move due to the present housing crisis, I have adapted. Taking a vacation to some where warm is not possible due to fiscal restraint. emoticon

I was out last night walking in the lightly falling snow for 55 minutes. Yes it can be done. I use YaksTrax on my shoes and hand warmers between my gloves and overmittens and I was toasty warm. It was beautiful out and quiet! emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 2/1/2011 11:44AM

    Great suggestions!
Thankfully I don't have to worry about snowy conditions.
Those that do have my utmost respect, I am definitely impressed that one is able to function in such frigid conditions! But then I guess we adapt to the situation. Stay warm and safe.


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ROBYN168 2/1/2011 11:19AM

    Couldn't agree more - we have fully embraced Winter here. We have a skating rink in our backyard, and a five run sledding hill on the hill next to our house.

Hubby shoveled bobsled like tracks into the snow for the kids complete with burms and turns and jumps. It is so much fun.

Hubby says the shoveling is cheaper thana gym membership and the kids are having so much fun it is worth it.

Embrace the Winter...LOVE IT!

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ANNE7X7 2/1/2011 11:15AM

    Ah Winter! I've never been so excited for it to be over in my life! But I guess you have to make the most of it! Great list of tips! We'll fight our way through the snow and cold!! Spring will be here eventually!

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KARVY09 2/1/2011 8:48AM

    Definitely true. Thanks for this.

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FABAT402009 2/1/2011 1:37AM

    Thank you! I went hiking on Sunday with a friend and I didn't realize it was cold.. I actually felt warm even with snow dropping on us when we started. Moving and exerting yourself cures a lot of the winter blahs!

We're headed back out there this weekend!!

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PENGUITO 2/1/2011 1:05AM

    Thank you for the great encouragement and tips! You are awesome!

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Goals for this week

Sunday, January 30, 2011

This is mostly for me. I have been struggling with consistency recently (ironic, as usually this is my strength). I want to post some obtainable goals to help keep me accountable this week. So here goes:

1. Exercise every day, at least 30 minutes
2. Track all calories...especially the chocolate ones (for some reason I REALLY struggle with this...denial much??)
3. Log into Spark daily, support my teammates and friends
4. Forgive myself for not being perfect
5. Stay off the scale.

I will let you all know how I do...
It looks easy right? Lol!

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BOGUSANNIE 2/2/2011 1:37PM

    2 and 5 are my biggies right now!

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ONMYOWNAM 1/31/2011 5:55PM

    great goals, good luck!

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MUSHROOMSTEW 1/31/2011 3:10PM

    Good luck!

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LIVESTRONG2010 1/31/2011 3:04PM

    Looks like a great plan! emoticon

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ANNE7X7 1/31/2011 2:55PM

    You can do it girl!!! Keep at it!

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PAMINHALF 1/31/2011 7:54AM

  Thank you for inspiring me to set my own goals for the week. We can do this!

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FITMARY 1/31/2011 7:10AM

    Good for you for nipping it in the bud. Chocolate has been my downfall too. Lately I've been treating myself to Oikos Greek yogurt with chocolate in the bottom. Heavenly! And it really helps me with the urges.....

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NICKEL1331 1/31/2011 2:01AM

    You got this hon! We are all here if you need us!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 1/30/2011 8:23PM

    Don't just take it one day at a time, sometimes you have to take it one hour at a time. Good luck this week. Sending you strong and healthy thoughts!

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KITHKINCAID 1/30/2011 6:55PM

    I didn't track chocolate calories last night either. Here - I'm coming clean to you right now. I ate 2 mini ice cream cups. Ugh. There - that felt better. Ok - resume plan. You can do it. It will be a tough week (especially staying off the scale), but you've got it in you :)

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TAFODIL24 1/30/2011 5:44PM

    great goals emoticon

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JUNESHOPE 1/30/2011 5:36PM

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You are doing sooo well. I enjoy reading your blogs.

Have a great day, June emoticon

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FRENCHTOSD 1/30/2011 5:20PM

    And if you can't do 30 - at least do 10.

I like #4 and I struggle with that one too.

Have a great week, Hollynn - you can do all of this - stay focused.


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ROCKMAN6797 1/30/2011 1:47PM

    Not only can you do this but you WILL do this!
We are here to listen and help whenever you feel the need.


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VANILLAMAMA 1/30/2011 1:35PM

    You can do this!

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Sympathy Eating

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sympathy Eating...aka eating because I feel sorry for myself

LOL. This is my biggest downfall when I struggle. Damn, I wish food wasn't such a comfort for me! Something about being in pain makes me want to eat sweets and carbs. Emotional upsets I have learned to deal with over time and effort, so less overall "emotional eating" however, physical pain....uggghhh! I admit it! I am a baby when it comes to being in pain. I had a small surgery yesterday (nothing major, I am doing fine) and today I just want to curl up with a heating pad on my stomach and eat chocolate, preferably covered in peanut butter...So I just sent hubby to the store to pick up every healthy looking snack he can find. Here is how I am going to get through the weekend:
1. Sparking for support
2. Logging every calorie...including the chocolate ones that sneak in
3. Hummus with red peppers
4. Off season cherries - expensive, but sweet and healthy!
5. Rice cakes
6. Popsicles
7. Tea

The last one might really help me as a Replacement for sweets. I also find herbal teas very comforting. So as I type I am drinking: Celestial Seasons Apple and Cinnimon Spice.

Other suggestions for HEALTHY comfort food???
I am open to whatever it takes


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CHARLIE215 2/13/2011 9:06PM

    I like Vitatops - deep chocolate flavour. Not the cleanest food, but only 100cals & a decent choc. hit :)

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ANNE7X7 1/31/2011 2:54PM

    Way to get yourself out of that slump! Planning is key!!!

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JSTCHLIN 1/29/2011 6:05PM

    Sounds good, Stick with the healthy snacks and you will do just fine!

Take care and stay healthy
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ROCKMAN6797 1/29/2011 4:25PM

    Glad to hear you are ok.
Peanut butter and bananas are my go to food when I need to fill up.
Also love grapes, especially after they have been frozen.
Stick to your plan and stay strong Hollynn!


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DARE2BE 1/29/2011 3:19PM

    Glad to hear you are ok. You have recognized that you needed to have a plan in place before you began to binge... so that's a win in my book. emoticon

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 1/29/2011 1:32PM

    Hope you feel better soon.

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KITHKINCAID 1/29/2011 1:14PM

    I made a batch of yummy high fiber, apple & carrot muffins last week. They taste and smell amazing and they really fill you up so you don't crave anything else. AND - they're only 100 calories. Bonus! http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci

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HEYPINK 1/29/2011 11:39AM

    veggies are always good to snack on. I really like eating carrots as a snack item.

Also, be careful with the rice cakes. They can be a little decietful. A couple are great for a snack, but they can contribute to mindless eating and then the calories add up!

If you really want something sweet, but not too bad, take a half a piece of pita bread, spread a little cream cheese and cut up some strawberries inside and then grill it in a pan! Tasty!

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LOOZINITNOW 1/29/2011 11:30AM

    Glad to hear that you came through your surgery well. Sympathy eating stinks but is so easy to do. I'm a big sympathy eater. Your peanut butter and chocolate craving reminded me of something that I have in my cupboard and eat a few times a week on a whole wheat bagel thin. It's called Peanut Butter & Company-Dark Chocolate Dreams. It's a natural peanut butter and you find it with the other peanut butters at Wal-Mart. It's delicious and really satisfies a chocolate/peanut butter craving. Hope you feel better really soon. emoticon

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Jeeps, Flowers, Ski Helmets and M&Ms

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ski Helmets

What do they have in common? My past two weeks has been filled with thoughts of these 4 things.

We have 2 vehicles in our family, my sassy little sports car and my husband's Jeep Grand Cherokee. My car doesn't get to go out to play in the winter, because I live on a little mountain in WV. My husband *loves* his jeep. It was his second. The first one he flipped in an ice storm in Wisconsin several years ago...walked away without a scratch and promptly bought another one. Two weeks ago a texting 20 year old ran a red light and slammed into him at a 50mph - the jeep was destroyed...He again walked away without a scratch - guess what we bought last week - yup another Jeep Grand Cherokee. Red this time. Can't beat a car that crumples and protects the way it should...any questions on this, please refer to HarmonyBlue's recent blog

Two of my family died in the past 15 days. First my Aunt Patty (who was the last close family on my mom's side) and then my grandfather. I was close to both. Before my grandfather died I had the chance to spend several days with him during the Thanksgiving holiday in Wisconsin. We talked endlessly of flowers, which he loved and always remind me of him

Ski Helmets:
My husband decided due to all of the stress, I needed a day to relax so he took me skiing 7 days ago. We are both aggressive skiers and enjoy flying down the steep hills. After several successful black diamond runs, we decided to hit an "all mogul bowl" Probably not the best decision for first day of the season. My husband picked up too much speed and went Wiley Coyote style into a rolling, ball of destruction. He was unconsious when I reached him and also had a shattered forearm. After several days on the trauma service and a day in the OR having his forearm reconstructed with titanium he is now home sleeping. We always wear helmets & I believe he would likely have died without one that day.

M & Ms:
Honestly I think I did a little emotional eating this week. In fact, I ate them by the handful on several occasions. You know what: I don't care. I forgive myself. It was an awful 2 weeks and I am so happy it is over. If they helped me cope, then I am happy for them. The few extra lbs will come back off. It is a journey and this is part of it.

I missed you all the past few weeks. It isn't the same without my Spark buddies. I look forward to catching up with you all soon.

Love to all,

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SUNNYWBL 1/31/2011 12:09AM

    I so got the picture of your hubby a la Wiley E Coyote. O my what an awful experience for both of you! Bye now, he is probably almost as good as new, I hope.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 1/29/2011 11:22AM

    I want to thank all of you who stopped by to offer support. It has been over 6 weeks and things are going well. My husband's arm seems to be healing, and he doesn't seem to have any permanent effects from his head injury. Our new Jeep 02 is great, and hubby feels like he has a brand new car. My dad is doing better with the loss of his father and we are taking a family vacation next month. Thanks again for all of the support Sparkies!

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SPOOKYTHECAT 1/2/2011 10:13PM

    Oh, my goodness~ emoticon

I am sorry for your losses, but SO glad your hubby is ok, TG for helmets!
Wishing you both well.

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FABAT402009 1/2/2011 9:38PM

    Oh my!!! So sorry to hear your husband was hurt but thankful he's alive and resting.

My condolences to you on the loss of your family members.

You deserve some emotional eating time.. I've done it for much less. emoticon

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SGRAY478 1/1/2011 3:54PM

    Yikes! That has most definitely been a stressful two weeks (and the stress reliever turned out to lead to more stress!). I am glad your husband is ok!

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 12/23/2010 4:46PM

    I'm so glad to hear your hubby is ok, all things considering. I'm sorry for your losses as well. There's never a good time to lose a loved one, but this time of year is particularly trying.

I agree with all the other people who said the M&M's are no big deal. I like your attitude...it's part of the journey and you forgive yourself. That's the kind of mindset that will set you up for success for years to come.

I'll keep you and your family in my prayers, especially your husband. Was it his predominant arm? emoticon

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EMTFF376 12/21/2010 3:46PM

    If M&Ms are the worst thing you do to deal with that much stress, good for you!

There are a lot worse roads to go down to cope with stress.

Merry Christmas!

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SBHPATRICK 12/20/2010 10:06PM

    That's some two week stretch y'all put together there. I'm so sorry for the losses you've experienced and the scares with your husband. Hoping the last two weeks of 2010 are easier and gentler on you.

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JEANNETTE59 12/20/2010 7:32PM

  Miracles and M&Ms, thank God for both.
Have a Wonderful Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year!

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KITHKINCAID 12/20/2010 3:42PM

    Man - you AND Karvy have just had HORRIFIC weeks! I'm so sorry to hear about all the crap going on in your life right now. Thank god your husband is ok (albeit a little damaged). Stay inside, and stay put for a while! And if that involves some M&Ms - I think that's perfectly valid!

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SLBRANTLEY 12/20/2010 2:51PM

    I'm sorry for your recent losses, but so glad to hear your hubby is OK. M&Ms are a better way to cope with stress than some other alternatives! Best wishes to you and your loved ones throughout the holiday season and the coming new year.
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EXCUSELESS 12/20/2010 2:35PM

    Gosh, I'm so sorry. I just want to give you a big {HUG} because I don't know what say. I wish you and your family well.

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LOVINGMYSELF101 12/20/2010 2:17PM

    So glad to see you back (((HUGS))) I am sorry for all the trauma you have been through, thankfully DH is okay, and as for the M&M's, no big deal.

Hang in there, things will get better day by day....


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TRASEE 12/20/2010 1:07PM

    Your hubby is one very lucky guy - he must a very special guardian angel looking over him!

Welcome back - we have missed you!

Merry Christmas!!!!

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ANNE7X7 12/20/2010 1:05PM

    My gosh! You just can't seem to catch a break! I think that you guys have used up your bad luck for the next, say, 10 years?? I am glad your hubby is on the mend and that you guys are both alive and well!

Take good care of yourself and your man! emoticon

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HARMONYBLUE 12/20/2010 12:17PM

    I am so glad your hubby is OK after the auto accident (everyone says we should have went with another jeep but we have had our eye on an Xterra for some time now) and the ski accident. I hope the titanium reconstruction will allow him full use of his arm after he heals. And finally, so sorry to hear about your family losses. So with you on being ready for this year to just be done. Oh, and not to worry about the M&Ms. I have done a little emotional eating myself these past two weeks.

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JONEIL513 12/20/2010 11:29AM

    oh i am so sorry for this rough couple weeks! hang in there! emoticon

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GMINYARD 12/20/2010 10:01AM

    Just stopping by to say that you are in my prayers. I am sorry that you have had such a rough couple of weeks. Good luck.

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LCHADBOURNE 12/20/2010 9:15AM

    Oh my gosh! What a rough couple of weeks is an understatement. Big hugs to you and if a few handfuls of M&M's were needed, then that is perfectly ok. You are ok and your hubby will be ok and that is all that matters. BIG hugs to you!

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KEIRASMAMA 12/20/2010 8:39AM

    Wow! I am so glad your husband is okay! Why is it that terrible things all happen at once like this? Hang in there. And keep your hubby out of any more dangerous activities for awhile!

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POOHLA711 12/20/2010 8:17AM

    Welcome back and thank God your husband is ok.
I'm so sorry for the loss of your aunt and grandfather. Sending you a big spark hug.

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FITMARY 12/20/2010 6:53AM

    Okay, sounds like it's time to s-l-o-w down. I felt like I was speeding down the slopes out of control just reading about it all. Please take it nice and easy for at least a week, okay? Take care so you can have a happy and healthy new year!
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JAN1031 12/20/2010 6:46AM

    Like you said Hollynn tomorrow is a new day and those M and M's
helped you more than you realized, it's not a journey if you don't get off path every once in a while. I hope Ron is feeling better real soon and that your heart heals as losing our loved one's is so hard. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Many Blessings,
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CALLIKIA 12/20/2010 6:31AM

    Wow! That certainly sounds like a stressful couple of weeks. Best wishes to Ron and tell him to heal quickly. I miss you both! So glad he made it out alive, even after the Robocop-type arm surgery. Take care and have a very merry holiday!

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LAGREBE 12/20/2010 4:57AM

    I think some M&M to get over "all this" is a small price to pay. Glad you are back. Speedy recovery to your husband.

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THENEWDARLENE 12/20/2010 2:14AM

    I'm so glad to hear that your husband is going to be okay. I'll keep you and him in my prayers.

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PENGUITO 12/20/2010 1:21AM

    I love you sweetie... I will be fine... Just a month or so being one handed...
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SCHENPOSSIBLE 12/20/2010 1:19AM

    Wow, Doc, sounds like you have a lot going on in your world. Thank God your husband walked away from the car accident, and that was another blessing that he didn't suffer any major injuries with the skiing incident. M&Ms makes mouths happy. I sometimes depend on them more than I do people in my family when I'm going thru a rough patch. You did the right thing and forgave yourself. Sympathies for your lost ones and a speedy recovery to Ron.

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