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How others see us

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A friends gave me two sweaters she didnt want and was sure I would like them. Yes I did but theywere large size. Is that how she sees me I wondered? Well maybe I am large and had been kidding myself I wasnt now. It did nothing for my self esteem. I did wear them, seperately not two together! Then caught sight of myself in a mirror and asked WHY am I wearing a sweater several sizes too big ?It just hung on me. I took it off instantly, and added the other one as a pair to give to charity. They are good sweaters but far too big for me It really feels good to say something is too big now.
.I say never look a gift horse in the mouth but this was a huge horse. I would welcome a small pony. Ree

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GRANNYS5 2/16/2011 8:26PM

    emoticon emoticondidn't have a pony - will a kitty do emoticon

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CALLIEA 2/16/2011 5:41PM

    I see this differently. Maybe the friend wasn`t even looking at the size...just saw the style or the color and she thought of you. Some clothes fit others differently but I feel that she wasn`t meaning to make you sad in any way. Once a person gives you is yours to do with as you want. Passing it on to someone who could use it was a great idea.

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DEEDEE1102 2/16/2011 9:53AM

    I have always been sensitive to the size that people buy for me, especially when I have lost weight, because I think that is the way they see me. So even if I am a medium, if I get a Large or XLarge from someone, I figure I still look HUGE to them! Thanks for the blog--it's nice to know I am not alone.

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MARCHEM 2/16/2011 9:33AM

    A gift is one thing, but don't feel guilty if you can't use it. Giving it to charity will help someone else. Glad you're too small for those sweaters!!! Don't be self-conscious about how your friend sees you--I have a hard time with sizes and don't always give people the right size. Also, sometimes things are cut drastically differently--a small may be huge and a large may be tiny.

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Waving the flag

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Often we do are told that getting to our goal is a journey But that term is overused now so its not always appropriate.
I am looking at my own efforts to lose weight and get fit as a war. All wars are made up of planning , moving into positions, battles and skirmishes .Some time there is forward movement .Other times there is standstill while tactics are reviewed and maybe changed. Then move forward again with a positive attitude Occasionally there are retreats. But seldom is there surrender. I am at a standstill and review stage again. I am listening for the bugle call to march forward again with confidence any time now .Then into battle again. I don't have a white flag to wave, . I do plan to wave a huge personal flag when my war is over. Ree

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MARCHEM 1/23/2011 11:27AM

    I like the analogy. I'm here to be your support!

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BILLPHIL123 1/23/2011 9:12AM

    I agree it is a war and I am at a new beginning too!! Phyllis emoticon

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January starts on the 10th

Monday, January 10, 2011

I had great hopes for a new me with everything to commence on 1st January. It didn't go to plan for several reasons, illness, family events and much more. So I am writing off the first week of the month. I am saying New Year starts on 10th January this year for me. Happy New Year to you all. Ree in UK emoticon

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N_STITCHES 1/11/2011 5:37PM

  Ree, you're a cross-stitcher, me too! I restarted Spark People last October. We can do this! 2011 is going to be our year!!

I checked out your photos. You've done some lovely pieces. I don't have much cross-stitch on my Page. I should post some of them. I have a Santa head ornament that I made a couple of years ago on perforated paper and my profile picture of me in the green shirt, I'm standing in front of two Williamburg pieces I cross-stitched.

I'd like to add you as a friend. We cross-stitchers need to stick together.

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HANNAHV 1/11/2011 2:12AM

    HAppy birthday LL!

Ree, any start is a good start(I'm came back to work yesterday so it's kinda a new year for me too) Here's wishing you a healthy, thin 2011!.

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LIQUEURLADY 1/10/2011 10:15PM

    Me too -- since it's my birthday today and I'll know food will be involved, I just slide for the first 10 days of the year.

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CALLIEA 1/10/2011 5:20PM

    A fresh start is the very beginning whenever you want it to be.Happy New year to a new "YOU"!

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MARCHEM 1/10/2011 1:36PM

    A new start is important whatever the date!

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ID_VANDAL 1/10/2011 10:18AM

    Life happens - starting yesterday works - better than starting tomorrow!!

Remember - if food is not the problem then food is not the solution!!

Make it happen for you this year!!

Thanks for the goodie!!



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Listen and Learn

Sunday, January 09, 2011

DH and I just waved off 2 adult sons who came to stay for a weekend. It was a very relaxing time but only late last night did we learn a few things. Yes we knew what one son did for a job of course we did! Didn't we? I started to ask question about his work, l was amazed at just what was involved in how he earns a living . I said I have enjoyed hearing all about that. His reply was he didn't think we'd want to know the details?
He also told us that his brother had big concerns over HIS job coming to an an end soon and what would he then do? I asked DS2 about it? Yes that's so but he didn't want to worry us.! We can't be protected for ever and do need to know things that affect our family members lives. I am so glad I stated asking questions. I listened and I learnt. I must try that more often Ree

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ERIECANALGAL 1/10/2011 9:03AM

    Hi Ree Isn't that true. How people try to protect us. My DH was like that. Nice that they worry about us. But I would rather know what is going on, than be surprised later to find out about it.
So the key here is to ask questions.

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    Good lesson!

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MARCHEM 1/9/2011 8:05PM

    Sometimes you just have to ask the right questions. My ds is very closed mouth (he's only 10), but sometimes if I ask just the right question and listen, I find out amazing things. I hope your ds2's job situation works out.

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SUSANISBACK 1/9/2011 11:55AM

    That is so true Ree.
My elder son as well has worries about his job maybe ending in March, but that was prised out after I heard dil say something. He also didn't want to worry me, don't we have wonderful considerate sons?
Pleased you had them for the weekend and got lots of talking and listening done emoticon

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The P's in my LIfe

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What an important letter P is.
There is PLANNING. I do a lot of that.
Along with PREPARATION. I need to prepare food in advance so there's no last minute
what can I eat times.
There's PERSEVERANCE. I certainly need that when PROGRESS is so slow.
My PALS on Sparks PEOPLE help me to cope.
Eventually there will be PLEASURE when I reach my target.
So I say thanks to P's and ask PLEASE carry on helping me Ree emoticon


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