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My fat connection

Friday, June 21, 2013

Talking to some family members at a recent family reunion,I was able to piece together some clues into myself.My food addiction being at the top of the list.My dad's mama was skinny and was ridiculed her lifetime.I was the same way so she decided to fatten me up so I wouldn't be ridiculed.It didn't work but she was determined every summer to make my life a living hell,not purposely though.Several of her grandkids came to spend the summer and they accused me of being her PET.She was tireless in her endeavor to fatten me up.My plate at mealtime would be heaped with food and sides of cake,pie,cookies.I literally hid from her!Grams was obsessed with making me gain weight.Fried chicken,Pork chops,steak,potaoes,dumplings,yeast rolls,cake,cobbler,icecream and fudge were a daily buffet.I was singled out and picked on tirelessly by my cousins.I spent a lot of time crying and staying as invisible as possible.My Aunt said that my great and great-great grandmothers were morbidly obese.They passed down their pain through grams and made her feel like she wasn't like them.She was skinny but healthy.She didn't want me to feel the way they made her feel!I lost out on time with her because of it.Some point in my head I made a connection that I needed to gain weight in order to be accepted.Does any of this make sense?
My aunts and cousins sat me down and explained it and it finally made sense to me. emoticon SUSAN

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SNOWWALKER 6/25/2013 8:47PM

    I liked your comments about your past. It's sad so much time was wasted in "fattening" you up so you would be acceptable. I think those were the times when it was thought that a fat baby was a healthy baby and skinny kids would die faster. Times have changed but you look great! I am happy for you in breaking the generational rules that were heaped upon you. It's a great look into your past.

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PATRICIAAK 6/21/2013 10:19PM

    Understanding our past can be used to positively affect the future.

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FEMISLIM 6/21/2013 7:05PM

    Now the past can stay in the past and the future can begin!!!!!!

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MYMIRACLE30 6/21/2013 6:14PM

    I guess that it's the same with being overweight; people make you feel like you have to lose weight to be accepted. And I know that for me as long as it's about weight and not about health, I'm not motivated to keep going. It's been really hard for me that way.

Being able to pinpoint that moment is good news though. If you know why you put the weight on, it makes it easier to turn your thinking around and to lose the weight. Good job!

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JENSTRESS 6/21/2013 12:56PM

    That is a great breakthrough. Hopefully it helps you on your fitness journey!

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doing my part at the animal shelter

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I always try to do my share once a week at my favorite place,the no-kill animal shelter.They are so happy when I bring in dog/cat/bird/ and blankets.I walk the tame ones and brush fur,help with baths and adoptions.Someone dropped off a pot belly pig named Sally and she keeps the place lively.A rat named Rufus and a blue-jay called Hellen that was a baby when she came in.When I make it home im exhausted in body and spirit.Did you know that about 60% of the animals are spur of the moment/kids begging mom and dad for a pet that's either too barky or large when it grows up?They just so happen to be cute,cuddly,soft and darling to pass up?I beg anyone ready to get a pet to think it through.They should be your forever pet and loved as such emoticon SUSAN

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TRAVELISMYGAME 6/12/2013 11:37AM

    I'm not much of an animal person (mostly because of allergies) but I applaud those that do what they can to help!

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BLEGNER1 6/11/2013 9:02PM

    Both of my dogs are rescue dogs and they have a forever home with me. I don't know what I would do without either of them. We got JJ when he was just a puppy in 2006 and Jimbo just arrived this last February and we have no history on him. They are both little cuddle bugs and my special protectors. I let one of the rabbits lose in the yard today and JJ adopted it and set right my its side and when Jim Got too close, JJ let him know to back off. It was funny. I put the rabbit back in the cage and JJ watched every move I made. They and the other animals are our entertainment.

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PATRICIAAK 6/11/2013 8:12PM

    That's why my cat and I have been together since 1997.

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GR8TAWK 6/11/2013 6:04PM

    I agree !!!

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ARCHIMEDESII 6/11/2013 3:19PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

People who are compassionate to animals, tend to be compassionate to people too !

And you're GOOD people !


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the benefits of apple cider vinegar

Monday, June 03, 2013

I was making a honey orange ACV drink a few years ago and drinking it daily.It cleared up my skin from acne,soothed sunburn,cleared my dandruff and also soothed my tired feet.My allergies were awful before this wonderful vinegar came into my life.I stopped using it which was crazy. emoticon Recently,My DH came home with some ACV made by Heinz(with The mother)and handed it to me for my sunburn.My allergies are almost gone and my gut feels awesome. emoticon Have any of you been fans of ACV?If so please give your opinions emoticonSUSAN
PS...2 cups of water,2tbsp ACV,2 pkgs stevia,honey to taste or 3 tsp,about 1 cup of orange juice,mix well and enjoy!!

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BLEGNER1 6/5/2013 2:41PM

    I just went through an episode of sunburn especially on my feet, I rinsed my feet with ACV and later added some to my bath water. Since the beginning of the year i have broken out with psoriasis and I again use the acv in the bath water for it and also when it really flares up I rinse the areas with acv. I may try drinking some and see it it will help clear up things from the inside out.

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3016DEBRA 6/4/2013 2:44PM

  I don't have a clue what ACV is! emoticon

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TRESSWANN 6/4/2013 4:54AM

    I was drinking it with water at work and was doing wonderfully. Have a bottle n the house right now, Braqg's but it's not doing me any good in the bottle, have to start again! Thanks for the reminder

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PATRICIAAK 6/3/2013 9:23PM

    the acid was hard on my stomach

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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/3/2013 4:40PM

    I used to use it as a digestive tonic, 1 tbs in a glass of water every morning. We can get a bottle with acv and honey, I might start with it again and see how I feel. Thanks for the reminder.

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MJ7DM33 6/3/2013 4:27PM

  Thx for sharing!

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KNYAGENYA 6/3/2013 3:11PM

    I've used it before but never outside of cooking.

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Sunburn?Not cute!!Dangerous!!!

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Everyone be aware that sunburns can cause skin cancer.I have been outside all day on a CLOUDY day and am paying highly for it!! emoticon I am burned and hurting miserably!My skin isn't pink,its very red emoticon I went to the hospital and received pain killers,an Endura towel(wet it and it gets really cool)and a topical anesthetic. emoticon I was slathered with SPF 75 sunscreen but forgot to reapply. emoticon emoticon SUSAN

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63KEEPONGOING 6/8/2013 9:56AM

  It is easy to forget not to stay out in the sun so long at a time, when you are swimming, or doing yard work. Thanks for the reminder.
This really sounded painful.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/3/2013 4:43PM

    Ouch! I find bathing the affected area in cool tea takes away the sting. But best to avoid. Here in NZ we have to watch out eecially carefully because of the hole in the ozone layer, which is right above us in the summer.

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    Unfortunately, a lesson learned the hard way. Feel better! Pat

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PATRICIAAK 6/2/2013 8:39AM

    Take care of yourself!

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BARBAELLEN 6/1/2013 10:34PM

    Not just skin cancer, sunburn can cause all kinds of issues like infections and rough, wrinkly skin. You probably won't forget to reapply after this adventure, but you'll also want to remember those sunglasses, too. Feel better!

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CARIKAY 6/1/2013 10:25PM

  I am so sorry. I had my share of severe sunburns when I was much younger and I get checked often by my dermatologist now!

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The crazies

Thursday, May 30, 2013

In many ways my mother comes out in me.I inherited her calm,soft spoken,sweet,loving,nature.I love to laugh!I believe it can heal many things.I love reading,cooking,flowers,gardening and animals.She could walk up to me and tell me what was on my mind.I am the same way!My kids never could lie to me.She loved going to Wal Mart.Not just to shop but to see all the"crazies"she called them.I wait until I'm out of everything before I will go to Wal Mart.I actually went today(DH usually drags me there)There was a Santa Claus look-a-like in there with the shortest shorts I've ever seen on a man.To top that off there was a young woman wearing a see through gauze dress with NO panties or bra on.She bent over right in front of me and showed me her BUTT!! emoticonI told her that her dress rode up and she just shrugged.When I was finished and paid for my veggies,I was going to my car when An older man walked up and asked for money.He held up a sign that read deaf/mute please help.I said,No not today buddy!As I was walking away he muttered"BITCH!" emoticonI laughed and said "He Speaks" emoticonSUSAN

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GAILRUU 5/30/2013 8:50PM

    My goodness~ It is too cold up here for some of the outfits I see in the "People of Walmart" pictures on U-tube. Makes you wonder if they have mirrors!

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BARBANNA 5/30/2013 7:33PM

    That is very funny! I think the warm weather brings crazy people out like gnats and mosquitos. I saw a bunch at an amusement park this weekend. I think people have been in doors so long they are all coming out in droves with whatever they can wear to get attention!


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DIANAOR1 5/30/2013 6:14PM

    I agree with your Mom - the crazies only shop at Walmart. You can really see strange people in there. I hope you have a better day!

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PATRICIAAK 5/30/2013 5:28PM

    Sorry you had a less than ideal day at Walmart.

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