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Playing like a kid

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

When we were children,we had alot of responsibilities!We were considered extra hands on my grandparents farm.Work before play was the motto.So,up before sunrise,feed the chickens,cows,pigs,etc.Eat breakfast,go to church each day(granddad was a preacher)come back and start really working.We cleaned the house,chopped wood,picked fruit and vegetables,hauled hay,worked in the garden and mowed grass.Grams fed us well and loved us but it was the same everytime we came to visit.But,no different than at home.We were busy doing something all the time.When Mom gave the green light to go be kids...POOF we were gone.We ran to the creek or river and played till we were worn out!We built forts,rode bikes,played games,baseball,kickball...you name it!But,my favorite thing was to play out in the rain!!Mom knew it was going to rain but she would have us do an"indian rain dance"so we thought we caused it to rain!My mom loved the rain playing.It's fun to get out and play like a kid now that i'm 51 and can still play.My grandson asked me on Fathers day,Why isnt your hair gray like my friends grandma's?And,you're fun too!I just had to laugh!I guess it helps alot to keep playing... emoticon emoticon emoticonSUSAN

  
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RATFINKROB 6/22/2011 12:12PM

    You are only as old as you feel!

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MNOT2THICK 6/21/2011 4:26PM

    Woo Hoo for being a kid at heart. Enjoy playing in the rain and your grandson. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/21/2011 1:33PM

    What a fun memory. emoticon

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cleaning house is exercise?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Recently while chatting with a friend,I mentioned that I was going to clean my house and burn some calories!She laughed and said that doesent count!I showed her a pamplet from my doc's office and it blew her away!It isnt going to do a whole lot for swimsuit season but,every little bit counts!sweeping,mopping,laundry,dishes,vac
uuming,dusting,raking,mowing grass and washing the car are all counted as calorie burning!So why arent i the proper size??? emoticon emoticonSusan

  
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2CATS2LOVE1 6/21/2011 1:45PM

    I do believe housework DOES burn calories. My Mom was always cleaning, baking, etc. and even today at 94 yrs old she is thin. Today, I washed my inside windows and vertical blinds. Doing that and vacuuming makes me feel warm. So, yes, I do believe it's exercise.
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MNOT2THICK 6/21/2011 9:29AM

    You are so right!! emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 6/20/2011 8:36PM

    I know, with all the housework we do, we should all be a size 5 right?
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MARVEEME 6/20/2011 6:48PM

    I'm with BARBAELLEN....but then again, you must have been doing this exercise all along and over celebrating with the bon-bons before...lol

Too funny...thanks for the giggles.
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BARBAELLEN 6/20/2011 6:37PM

    Girlfriend, you do all that stuff every day and you'll disappear!
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/20/2011 5:28PM

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Losing my booty

Saturday, June 18, 2011

LOL,it is melting but,my belly stays whatever I do!Never say die!I wont give up.It IS getting smaller of course but,I long to look down some day and see the big difference that mirrors all my hard work!BUT,Not to fret I am Going strong!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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MARVEEME 6/19/2011 8:07AM

    LOL.....it won't be long before you'll need a cushion for some chairs....and we start calling you bony butt! LOL

Stay strong, my dear, it's all part of the experience.

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DIZZYDOC 6/19/2011 5:55AM

    I truly understand. Every where I look my fat is melting away except for that nice big belly roll. No problem, we can melt it..... Have a great day. emoticon

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SUNSET24 6/19/2011 12:03AM

    WOWWWWWWWWWWW YOU are sooooooooooooo amazing and such an inspiration and such a JOY to all of us on Spark people.


you GO gril, yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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BARBAELLEN 6/18/2011 3:36PM

    i hear you!! What gives with this? I've been looking at the pants on alot of old people lately, and I've been thinking that they'd fit much better if they were worn backwards! OH, NO!!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/18/2011 12:48PM

    The belly will go, it is just stubborn. emoticon emoticon

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LACEBOT 6/18/2011 12:37PM

    Yeah, I'm losing my booty. I hope it doesn't become flat. YIKES! Yeah, my belly is the slowest at shrinking. Good luck! You can do it!

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in the headlines:KICKED OFF A PLANE?

Friday, June 17, 2011

The young man kicked off the airplane for his "SAGGING" pants is crazy!I dont want to see his BOXERS anymore than you do but,it should not be double standards!!Females that flaunt thier bodies by revealing thier bosoms,thong panties and ultra short skirts or dresses/shorts where nothing is left to the imagination.We live next to an army base?FT.HOOD and you see it all at the px,comissary!Heck when we were first in the military,We could not step foot in the stores in less than appropriate attire!No-flip flops,no-shorts,no-head scarves no-rollers,no-pajama's BUT,our world has changed and now it's okay to dress as you want most of the time.That young man had his rights violated!I think the sagging is crazy myself but,we are a nation of different people with different views and it's high time we accept what cannot be changed to suit others.I hate Hypocrisy!I would never step up to any of you and say your clothes are wrong!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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MARVEEME 6/17/2011 6:54PM

    Interesting...where?

There was a big deal about the woman who would not take off her burqua to get her driver's license picture taken.

So where, exactly, should this line be?

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/17/2011 5:23PM

    Seems like the airlines are taking a lot of liberties these days. I don't condone cursing but a man got kicked off the other day for saying a bad word. Really? Are we not all grown ups?

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SUECHRIS50 6/17/2011 5:16PM

    The airline attendant didnt like seeing his boxers and wanted him to pull the pants up and he said no!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/17/2011 5:10PM

    I hadn't heard this one. I wonder what their reasons were? Were there safety issues?

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KIMHALLMARK 6/17/2011 4:35PM

    I sort of agree with you, but I also think that if some dress codes were started AND enforced, people wouldn't go around looking like SLOBS.
Now it is a disgrace the way some people go out in public.

Have you seen the photos of "people at (BIG chain store) YEICKS, it's a total disgrace and if they see themselves I pray they are embarrassed no end and will think about how they dress before leaving their homes. emoticon

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Admiring myself

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's odd how in the past,All kinds of self hatred and loathing spewed out of me like poison.I would constantly berate myself,talk to myself in the mirror.Things like you fat hippo,you are so disgusting,why does anyone love you,you are the most ugly thing.You see,an Aunt on my daddy's side that looked after me,started saying those things to me as a 3 year old and I just took over when she was out of the picture.Even though I loved others with all my heart,I couldnt stand myself.After several duds I found a wonderful,strong,kind,loving therapist that greets me with a hug everytime!Now,when I look in the mirror I have the greatest admiration for myself!I am a great friend,wife,mother,Grammy,Aunt,Cousin...ET
C.I LOVE MYSELF TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL and always will!My aunt was the one that had the problem and she happily handed it down to me.I called her this morning and took back my power by forgiving her...She wanted to talk to me but didnt have the courage.It's okay and I feel like someone lifted a building off my shoulders.... emoticonSPARKERS emoticonSUSAN

  
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RAWINTEXAS 6/17/2011 4:35PM

  That's wonderful! I am glad you took back the locus of control to your life.

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BIGMELITTLEME 6/17/2011 11:34AM

    Excellent job! You are an amazing person and look what you have accomplish already. WOW!
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BETTERHEALTH123 6/17/2011 9:09AM

    Congratulations. Thank you for your blog. Thinking of your positive action will help me throughout this day. I guess forgiveness lifts a big burden off our shoulders...

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TERRIAM 6/17/2011 8:47AM

    Wow, when i read the part where you picked u[p the phone to talk to you Aunt- HUGE! You are strong and courageous, in addition to all your other wonderful qualities! WTG Sue!
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DIZZYDOC 6/17/2011 8:39AM

    Great Call.... You are fantastic and I am so glad you realize it. Keep up the great work.

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LHLADY517 6/16/2011 5:41PM

    WTG

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MARVEEME 6/16/2011 5:09PM

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Peace be with you!

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BLONDEJESS1988 6/16/2011 3:31PM

    You are an amazing strong woman. Good for you!

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ARCHIMEDESII 6/16/2011 3:23PM

    We love therapists who hug !! I'm glad you realize that what your aunt did to you was never about you, it was all about her and her issues. Forgiving her was a very powerful step !!



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DUSTYGIRL25 6/16/2011 2:06PM

    Wow! Very Powerful! Good for you for taking the power back and also being able to forgive.
You are so AWESOME!!
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/16/2011 1:43PM

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