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honoring my body

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I realized back at the beginning of spark people,that There are so many people in this world with debilitating diseases. My weight was not as big of an issue anymore!!Sometimes we get so wrapped up in ourselves that we forget that we truly are blessed.Weight can come off.I was volunteering in a nursing home and havent been there in a while.It felt awesome when I left just to bring some other person happiness.Mrs jones you look great,Mr.Elton is that a new suit?Can I send an email for you Telly,How about a foot rub Camille?They were so lonely for attention that some that were deemed depressed,perked up and started to dress spiffier,talk to others and play games.We were able to take a few to eat at McDonalds/Wendys/Dairy Queen for treats or a beauty parlor.Wal Mart was like a vacation to them and to get to go and buy some pretty underwear at Victorias secret...woweee!!I'm getting ready to dedicate 1 day a week to them. My older friends wont be there forever!In honor of my healthy working body!! emoticon sparkers!!

  
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DIZZYDOC 5/28/2011 8:23PM

    How right you are. Thank you for reminding us of our good luck and our social obligations. emoticon

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LHLADY517 5/28/2011 5:08PM

    Thanks for sharing this.

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KATYAROSE 5/28/2011 4:03PM

    Great story! Thanks for sharing!

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STINASTEW 5/28/2011 3:49PM

    This is so great! Good for you! :)

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My daughter the senior!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Well,sniff sniff emoticon my baby has one year of school left!!She will be great at whatever she does in her life.Is it crazy for me to say Im looking forward to her moving on and forward and living on her own?Sure,I'll worry but,I worry about all my girls anyway.It's exciting to see her learning lifes lesson already.She is smart and beautiful and I love her so stinking much!She's getting ready to flap her wings and We will have an empty nest very soon.But until then I'm going to enjoy her as much as I can!! emoticon sparks!!

  
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MARVEEME 5/27/2011 4:26PM

    They will ALWAYS be our babies! Even after they bring us grandchildren, they're still our babies! Savor these days, and take lots of pictures...your grandchildren are going to LOVE seeing them someday!

SPARK ON!
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USMAWIFE 5/27/2011 12:33PM

    I so know how you feel... my baby just graduated law school two week ago and it is hard to see him as a lawyer vs that cute kid in his oshkosh coveralls

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learning and losing

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Its weird how when I was a kid that I thought once we were a certain age,we were grown and had learned alot already.Well, my wise grandmother said to me,Child you will never stop learning!Oh how smart she was!Everyday is a learning lesson and I have a new lease on life.My blood pressure is lower,I have less headaches,and my pants are getting looser.My doctor gave me a woo-hoo and a yay!!I hope you all feel as good as I do!! emoticon sp!

  
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ANASONIC 5/27/2011 6:56AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon from me too!

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RIKKI572 5/26/2011 10:31PM

    emoticon What great news!

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OUTDOORSDC 5/26/2011 8:47PM

    Short. Simple. Exactly what it's all about.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 5/26/2011 7:13PM

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MARVEEME 5/26/2011 6:52PM

    ZIP
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LHLADY517 5/26/2011 6:48PM

    WTG

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POETANDMORE 5/26/2011 6:39PM

    I feel the same way! Thanks for an uplifting blog!

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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 bread...you 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.

THANK YOU!

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