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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I can be feeling sad and ya'll always make me feel better.I can be running around feeling like im going nowhere,and ya'll encourage me and feel my pain.We have all been here/there.I have lost 6 lbs!!!I have to say I earned all the cheers and back slaps i've recieved.When I want to sit my DH takes my hands and pulls me up and leads me to the workout room.If I open a soda he takes it and hands me water or tea.If he sees me with chips(even healthy ones)He hands me almonds.If I reach for salt he grabs it away!Yesterday I was feeling grumpy and he led me to the computer and said go visit Spark people!!LOL,he knows his wife because not long afterwards I was laughing and joking.It's a bumpy ride but hey,life is bumpy!! emoticonYA'LL,SUSAN

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MARTHASPARKS 7/22/2012 11:46AM

    Way to go, Susan! 6 pounds is a huge loss!

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BOHEMIANCAT 7/21/2012 3:12PM

    Great!!! and your DH is a nice one! Yep, life is bumpy, all right!

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DUSTYGIRL25 7/19/2012 10:25AM

    What a wonderfully supportive hubby you have!!

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    Love this blog! Your husband sounds terrific, can I borrow him to give my BF lessons? LOL

Congrats on all your accomplishments!


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NSTARSMITH 7/18/2012 5:28PM

    We can absolutely DO this!!! I feel the same about you and all my Spark BUDS! YAY US!!!

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BLEGNER1 7/18/2012 5:02PM

    It takes us all working together and together it is.

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 7/18/2012 3:41PM

  emoticon You go, girl! emoticon emoticon

Today is the 1st day of the rest of YOUR life!

God Bless You!

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Im wishing myself luck!

Friday, July 13, 2012

So,I gathered the family together and told them that I saw my Doctor and he said "You've gained 50lbs"First I cried,then I stuck my chin out and replied "I'll take it off!!I told them that I've been running myself ragged for them and that They can make other plans from now on.What??They looked incredulously angry..How can you blame it on us?I'm not blaming you! But,how am I supposed to do anything for me,when my Butt is plastered to a car seat driving my grandkids and grown kids around like a chauffer?I let you all take me for granted but,IM DONE!!My 3rd daughter says oh yeah that reminds me,can you take me for an interiew on Monday?I gaped at her with open mouth and laughed were you listening just now?They all started talking at once when my DH clapped his hands and said GOOD FOR YOU HONEY!!!!I fell down the hill and am climbing my way back up and I will get back up on top you can bet.I'm a little bit embarrassed but,heck it happens to the best of us!My Doc also says its alot of the prednisone's negative side effects.I've already lost 10 pounds since last Monday the 9th!!! emoticonSUSAN

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BEARRY50 7/15/2012 10:30AM

  Susan, I can relate to your blog. I have grown children too but I don't chauffeur them around. They ask for money and takes a long time to pay it back. I said no more! Good for you. Prednisone didn't help in your weight loss journey, you must have needed it or the dr wouldn't have given it to you. So today is a new day, if the kids are upset they will get over it or under it as my grandma used to say.. Hold your head up and march on

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BETTERHEALTH123 7/14/2012 10:59AM

    That predisone isnt too good i was on it for two to three weeks several years ago for a side effect of a skin rash of a new med and i couldnt get to sleep until two thirty in the am. Ive heard people gain weight from that. I'm glad i am no longer taking predisone

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RUNNER12COM 7/14/2012 9:54AM

    Good for you, making yourself a priority!

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FRAN0426 7/14/2012 12:37AM

    Susan, good for you that you were able to tell you family enough of all you taking advantage of you. Now stick with that plan as much as possible and good job of your DH backing you up at this time.
I have taken predisone many more times that I have liked but sometimes it is what you nedd, it always made me so hungary and weight gain was a always there too.

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NSTARSMITH 7/13/2012 5:32PM

    Good for you! Prednisone is rough stuff indeed, but you can come back for sure. The learning experience may be a challenge but it is a valuable one! And YAY for your hubby supporting you! Take care of YOU! You are the only you you've got!

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MARTHASPARKS 7/13/2012 3:35PM

    Sudan I am SOOOOO proud of you. Stick with it!

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LYNSEY723 7/13/2012 3:35PM

    Way to stand up for yourself! You need to take care of yourself to be here longer for them! Stick to your guns and make it happen!! :) emoticon

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BESCATS 7/13/2012 3:17PM

    Good for you !! Seems like you needed to tell your "grown" children that they need to stand on their own two feet. If they don't now, they never will. You OWE it to yourself to take care of YOU. Life is short so "be the best you can be". Good luck. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THINAGIN2 7/13/2012 3:05PM

    Susan, Hang in there and you can find the Paradise that you are looking for. Prednisone is notorious for making people gain weight and I avoid it like the plague, if I can! Keep standing up for yourself!

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Is there room in my life for ME?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It must seem to others that I wake up with brushed teeth and combed hair.They all expect me to be on the READY to just go,go,go!Yesterday my best girlfriend asked me to lunch,I arrived and sat down began to order and my daughter called...MOM,I need you to pick up the kids(11&15)why? their dad is a no show!I had to run get the kids and take them home,come back to lunch and my friend had left!I called her to apologize only to be snarled at.I grabbed some salad and was on my way to see my doctor when my 17 Yr old called.Mom!I need a ride and nobody has answered(about to cry)we live maybe 2 miles from her job!I swing by to pick her up(im about to be late)and she is standing there socializing!I honked at her and embarrassed her in front of her friends(oh brother)I made in in the nick of time to see my doc.He proceeds to counsel and advise me about the added pounds.I am tired,aggravated and to top it off my DD wants me to drive her home.No!I yelled the pharmacy is downstairs!It took 75 minutes there and my DH calls and says Honey,Whats for dinner?ARG!!!!So,im on my way to the deli to grab a rotisserie chicken when my granddaughter calls and tells me her brother fell off the porch and he's bleeding.I rush over to him and he has a mild scratch and a black eye.I pulled out a bag of frozen peas plop it on his head,hand him some pain meds and rush back to the store only,to be told no chickens left!!Soooo,I had to get some raw chicken,weave through horrendous traffic,pull up to the garage and tell my DD,she can grill the chicken...Im laying down!HA!!Her job called her to cover a sick coworker and Im back on the road with half grilled chicken on my mind! emoticonWe make it to my DD's job on time and im pulling into the traffic once again and discover DH has brought home KENTUCKY FRIED!!!!! emoticonSUSAN

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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/13/2012 3:40PM

    Susan forgive the tough talking but everyone around you including you would be better off if you made yourself available for you first and foremost. I know this would be a profound change and I don't know if I could make this kind of change myself without professional help. Your family won't stop loving you if you let them do for themselves, they will actually appreciate you more, is my guess.

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FRAN0426 7/12/2012 12:25AM

    Oh my, I got tired reading this blog---you seems to be on the go way more than I did for my kids. Healthwise you need to put yourself first some of the time. I suggest you may try making a list of what you have scheduled for the week and post it so the entire family can see that some days you aren't available to be called upon---you need some real me time.

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MARTHASPARKS 7/11/2012 5:04PM

    Susan, you know that your girls take advantage of you. You allow it and there is a huge price to be paid for that. An 11 and 15 year old could have waited while you did something for yourself - like finish lunch with a friend or until their Dad showed up - he may have been running late. Your friend felt unloved and devalued and now you do, too. Think about your boundaries. We are all here to love and help our families but this is more than that, this is codependency and it's terrible for you. I LOVE your huge heart but limits are not bad. What would have happened if you had turned your phone off at lunch?

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IMNAHA 7/11/2012 4:14PM

    I am willing to bet its not just one day thats like that. Where would all these people be with out you?

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SOMKHE 7/11/2012 3:11PM

    Sounds to me like you need a day off or TWO!! Maybe talking to them and letting them know that you're not sitting around waiting for they're requests all day help?

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GAELA-I-CAN 7/11/2012 2:31PM

    Sounds way too frantic. Take some time time and relax. You surely deserve it. emoticon

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I hav'nt caught my tail yet!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Losing weight and keeping it off is a vicious cycle.I have yo-yo'd on and off 10 years.My Doc put me on Prednisone for my back.It has caused me to be hungry,puffy and irritable.I want to stop it asap but,he says I need it for now.I am terrified of gaining all my weight back.I am not eating too much at meals but,the nitpicky snacking is what hurts me.I had came so far and now the slippery slope called weight loss is up and down.My Doc says to ease up on exercise,calories and extra water!Until,my back gets healed up!!I was feeling sorry for myself and,singing the weight gain blues when my daughter said mom its not like you cant take it back off.I have a recurring dream where im as fat as a house and im eating a car!I am not giving up just hanging in there until the worst is over so,please Pray for me? emoticonSusan

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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/13/2012 3:31PM

    Hmm. You lost all your extra weight. It's gone. If you gain any weight, it's new weight, not the old weight. Not YOUR old weight. That fat went and is gone, it isn't in the fat waiting room somewhere.
You got slim! Now you have put on some weight. You will stick to your resolve. That fat will go. You know how to lose it. And you need to practice not gaining it. emoticon

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MARVEEME 7/8/2012 7:10PM

You Got It, Babygirl!
Prayers and Blessings!

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BLEGNER1 7/5/2012 2:28PM

    You are daily in my thoughts and prayers. Be wise with you snacking and less damage will be done.
God bless

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FRAN0426 7/4/2012 7:04PM

    I know about the effects of predisone, as have needed to be on it several times myself. I always got the puffy face, but the puffiness disappered after getting of the med. Hunger is also very common, and sure can make a for a long day when all you want to do is eat. Continue to hang in there it will get better---

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BEARRY50 7/3/2012 9:09PM

  Wow, I have just stumbled on your blog and what motivation you have had. Yes you have a bad back right now but You have lost the weight and any weight that you gain thru this episode, I have no doubt that you will take off as soon as you can. Keep you chin up and be brave! emoticon

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blessed with a NEW car!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

My Dh has dragged me through every car lot he could.I was at the end of our rope,pulled back and said to him lets do it today!!We did and have a brand new car to show for all the hard work!It's like taking a cool fresh breath of air!!I think we walked 20 miles of car lots hunting for THE CAR emoticonJust having the hunt be over is a blessing.I plan to take her for a spin and thoroughly enjoy it!!!Happy Sunday Ya'll emoticonSUSAN

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MJ7DM33 7/1/2012 9:51PM

  That is really great! Happy driving!

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MNOT2THICK 7/1/2012 8:19PM

    Happy for you. Enjoy!

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LHLADY517 7/1/2012 2:58PM

    Enjoy it

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