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Thanks spark friends for the happy birthday wishes!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I am Happy to be able to say,I've made it another year on this precious earth!51 and loving it!!I'm learning something new each day.Alot due to being on a wonderful site.Spark people makes me feel like I'm not alone and that I can be healthy with lots of determination and faith!I am feeling and looking better.My inner self says everyday that I may not be a super model but I AM BEAUTIFUL!!My day was fun!my hubby took me out to lunch and we went together and picked out some fresh veggies/fruit/lean meat/wheat get the idea!Then,after we did some shopping and he took me and our daughter to dinner at Texas Roadhouse for dinner.What a Great Day!! emoticon emoticonsp!!

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RAINBOWCHOC 5/27/2011 3:32PM

    Happy Birthday, we should be forewarned so we can post birthday greetings on the day.
Glad you had a good day.

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/26/2011 2:28PM

    Happy Belated Birthday.
It sounds like you had a very nice and wonderful birthday. So nice of your family to make your very important day so special.
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RATFINKROB 5/26/2011 9:29AM

    Happy Birthday! I'm glad to hear you had a great day.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 5/26/2011 9:08AM

    Happy Belated Birthday! emoticon

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MARVEEME 5/26/2011 7:14AM

    Texas Roadhouse! I LOVE THAT PLACE!

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Happy Birthday!

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get your colonoscopy!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I go to a military hospital and was being seen for my blood pressure.I asked my Doc about getting a colonoscopy and he said "Its really not necessary right now,are you having problems? Well,no im not but i heard on Dr.Oz that at age 50 i need one!He disagreed but told me he'd have the clinic call me and set up a date.Well,that is an experience I wont forget and they found three pollyps!!My wait was nerve wracking but worth it!!!I am cancer free!!If you are afraid to do it,dont be!They were so wonderful to me. emoticon sparkers!!

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NICOFTHYME 5/24/2011 7:26PM

    Definitely use your own judgment (even if you are younger)! My brother was having some stomach issues and pain which went on for over a year and the E.R. he went to kept sending him home and telling him he had diverticulitus and telling him what "not to eat." Well over a year later he went in with severe pain and vomiting and they found stage 3-C colon cancer...they didn't do a colonoscopy on him, originally, because they said he was "too young" to have one done (he was 36 when his symptoms started). To SOME extent I understand their "reason" but after 6 E.R. trips in one year with no relief (even after dietary changes) you would THINK someone would have at least suggested it. They had to rush him into emergency surgery and luckily were able to get all of the cancer and re-section his bowel but it was a scary situation that COULD have been avoided or at least minimilized with one "little" test. Thank you for bringing this to light Sue and I'm SO glad to hear that you are cancer free!!!

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NTSOHLTHNT 5/24/2011 7:12PM

    Great advice! If you're in a high-risk category, meaning someone close in your family has been diagnosed with colon cancer, the age to get your first screening is even younger than 50. I got mine and I'm okay. So just do it, it could be the difference between life and death--for my Dad, it was the latter. :(

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MARVEEME 5/24/2011 6:28PM

    Excellent advice! We all should be paying attention to this, and other health maintenance issues as well. I must say, I'm happy to see fearlessly open communication to jump start life saving urgency on matters like this.


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My family is changing!

Monday, May 23, 2011

So a few friends had us over for a cookout,I almost gasped when I saw all they had made to eat!!NO salad,NO water,NO anything healthy!It was swimming in grease and they made punch so sweet I almost gagged.About 20 exquisite desserts adorned a table and not even my little Queen of sweets could finish a small portion!My husband came over and told me he would be right back,not to eat anything!Puzzled I sat and chatted with the girls a while.When he returned he whispered to me that the food was not good for me and he brought me some water and a grilled chicken salad emoticon coming from him that was huge!!We left about two hours later and my two were starving????Oh mom that food was salty,too sweet and cooked with chunks of bacon fat...EWWW!My hubby agreed....Of course this morning I recieved emails from the girls at the party telling me I was wrong for not gorging on all that food....I replied,I have to take care of me and you take care of you!Understand that I was NOT rude in any way and whatever situation Im in, I can choose what goes in my mouth... emoticonsparkers

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RAINBOWCHOC 5/26/2011 3:09PM

    it was a difficult situation, you did well but the gang didn't understand....there is never an easy way to deal with that.
hope the scales are especially kind as a reward!
best wishes, Sandra

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REBECCAMA 5/26/2011 2:09PM

  My husband and daughter don't eat cheese at all. My daughter just hates the stuff and my husband has a dairy sensitivity. I have learned to pack a lunch box for social gatherings. Kid's birthday parties might be pizza for example and she won't touch the stuff.

Good for your hubby for helping you out!

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    I think you and your family handled the situation with a lot of Class! And what a great guy your husband is for being so supportive! Congratulations for being such a positive influence on your family. Pat

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RATFINKROB 5/25/2011 10:03AM

    It always amazes me how insensitive and rude some people can be.
My wife is allergic to peas, I know it sounds weird, it was confirmed by her Doctor. She gets physically ill if she eats them. We went to a friends house for dinner and they served a main course that had peas in it. My wife didn't want to make a scene so she just ate very little and picked around the peas. They made comment about it and my wife explained that she was allergic, they just scowled at her. After not hearing from them for a while I checked up on my friend to find out they were mad at us because my wife was so rude to not eat the peas!

As you can guess we don't see them anymore.

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BARBAELLEN 5/23/2011 9:01PM

    Wow, Susy!! This one really hit me. Obviously you were sensitive to the effort your friends had put into preparing a huge spread. Handling it discreetly, as you all seem to have done, was the right thing to do. I can't imagine receiving emails telling me that I was wrong about what I ATE!!! Unbelievable!!!

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MARVEEME 5/23/2011 7:58PM

    Wonderful! What a beautiful way of showing you how much you are loved, and cared for too. You're a lucky girl!

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MADAMES 5/23/2011 4:01PM

    How inspiring to read how you all handled this! I never know how to be polite and yet smart at the same time!!



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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 5/23/2011 1:59PM

    How awesome your family gets that you want to be healthy. And I don't believe for one minute it is rude to not eat things that you find completely unhealthy. emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/23/2011 1:13PM

    Thumbs up to you and your family! Your right, you can't change everyone else but you can help yourself and your family. Sounds like your hubby was such a doll to notice and take action. Wouldn't it be nice to have an all healthy food party and invite the same people so they could see something different!
Good for You and Your Family!!

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IMADOTCOMDIVA 5/23/2011 11:42AM

    Good for you! Your husband came to your rescue. That was very thoughtful.

Our friends can become a huge stumbling block and I don't think they always have good intentions.

I have a friend that has lost a significant amount of weight and she tells me that she is amazed at the number of haters in her life. Jealousy comes in many forms and pops up when we least expect it.

It sounds to me that you and your family had a huge success yesterday. cheers to you!

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Too much togetherness?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

When I get to spend a couple of days with my family its nice.When Monday rolls around woo-hoo!!they are messy/loud/stinky/job makers!!I spend the whole time cleaning up after them and or hinting they need to.How can two people give me so much to do?I try to fit me time in but my hubby wants to go,go,go!!Lets eat here and there and when we get done we'll go to the walk path...oh my stomachs full can we skip the walk...and memorial day is coming up??I'm gonna be lazy and leave all the dirt for them emoticon emoticonsp!!

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OUTDOORSDC 5/22/2011 8:37PM

    Ha, ha. Isn't it funny how that works out? Well they're very lucky to have you around, but you make sure you take of yourself too. Hugs.

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MARVEEME 5/22/2011 7:09PM

    The best you can do is learn to look past it now and again, and thoroughly enjoy the time you have together. If you're lucky enough to ever train them to help, let me know how you did it!

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an angel poem

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I keep this poem close by so it gives me strength!!

I believe in Angels
that they're always
hovering near,
Whispering encouragement
whenever clouds appear,
Protecting us from danger
and showing us the way,
Performing little miracles
within our lives each day...

May you all have your angels!!

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THEWINNER33 5/21/2011 8:44PM

    I believe in angels. Mine is always by my side keeping me safe from harm.

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MARVEEME 5/21/2011 8:13PM

    Sure do....and get to see miracles regularly too!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 5/21/2011 3:30PM

    My son sure had his last night when he feel asleep driving and ended up in a grove of trees.

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