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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Seems like it has been forever since we talked, hee hee. Hope you all are doing well?!!

So I was thinking about something and thought I'd blog about it. Then I came here and saw what my last blog was about... aaagghhh... now I'm feeling depressed.

I was commenting on a friend's post on FB and another friend's post showed up. It was about weight loss and so I clicked on it. I won't say what it was, but it was to sell me something, and part of it was like SparkPeople. Well if you know me, you know I love my SP and will stand up for them over everyone else, hee hee, no leaving here for that!!! BUT... she did have some good info in there, and since I'm not a huge reader and she was saying it all, I just watched and listened.

Over all it was about a lady who tried to loose weigh on all these "diets" but it kept coming back. I'm good here, I know "diet" is not the way to go. Learning to change your lifestyle with food and how active I am is what I have to do.

Okay, so still watched it and she said it was all about "insulin"... again, making since. She talked about not eating processed foods, and how even though the foods will say they are good for you, they LIE! Know this too...

My BIG question... and by this time I realized I was not going to get my answer unless I purchase what she was selling... but my question is WHAT FOODS CAN I EAT?!!? I know, fruits and veggies, but what do I do when I'm getting bored of those, or don't want to get bored with them?!?! When I want a sandwich which breads are good, when I need a dinner for my family, what is good?

I know SP has this all here, but I'm still confused (not good when it comes to all this and understanding it).

Like my last blog said, I was on a roll. I was feeling good and noticing changes. This went on for a while and I was so happy. But I'd say this last month I have noticed the changes again, and NOT the way I want! I know I have been bad and I also stopped going to the gym. I WANT to go, but can't seem to find the time. I feel very stressed all the time too.

I know, I HAVE to find the time and exercise/ go to the gym. I also once read, or heard, I have to think about it like a doctor or dentist appointment. I understand that and have tried, but I go to the doctor's once a year and to the dentist every 6 months. NOT 3 to 5 days A WEEK!!! I have two "cubs" who are very active in their school, church, and sports. When I find a time to "maybe go" to the gym is at 10pm or very early in the morning. I guess I should point out at this moment, I LOVE to sleep, hee hee. Getting to the gym for 4:30am is not my thing!

Okay, so thinking more positive like a dear Spark Friend of mine would (yes, that's you Melissa)...
Soon my oldest cub will be getting his licence, and that'll help. Mommy who has to drive them every where and be everywhere... sometimes at the same time, different places... will get a little break. I see the gym in my future.

Other positive note...
My sister lost all her weight... here with SP's help... and has kept it off for years! She lost it all with no exercise and just watching what she ate.

So now we are back to my mystery... what are those foods, and can I learn and do this?!?! I honestly could give up most of my food, but my ice cream, hee hee. I have learned portion control there, so that's good! Lately though, eeekkk....
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I know I can do this, and will. Just need to get back on track! I was liking how I was feeling and want that back.

Thanks for reading and any comments below, hee hee. I appreciate all my SPARKIE love from all my friends!

emoticon emoticon Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all have a very blessed day! emoticon emoticon

And remember... portion control, hee hee emoticon emoticon

I'll leave you with some photos from the end of our Fall season. These were at my oldest cub's soccer tournament.... have a wonderful day, and keep shining bright!
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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/28/2014 6:59PM

    All things in moderation....that is the main thing to remember

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68ANNE 11/27/2014 6:13PM

    My biggest thing here is not eating too much. That is very hard work for me

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1SURFWALKER 11/25/2014 4:20PM

    First of all, what a gorgeous rainbow!
I know how you feel. Right now I'm challenging myself to not any more sweets, including ice cream (my favorite) for 21 days. Half way there..Whoohoo! It isn't easy, but needed to do it. Processed foods are so bad for us, yes. I have been slowly switching over to organic, non gmo, and whatever we eat is this best quality, even if in cans, or boxes. Sugar has to be less than 9 grams, unless natural fruit is in it, which contributes 12-14 grams in packages. I think once we gain better health, stay off the junk and sugar, the weight loss will happen. I have probiotics everyday too. More than 8 cups of water. Sodium is one thing that processed food is bad for. A hard one for me..never get it below 2300 a day!
Have never been a gym person...hated all the getting ready, packing bag to go, schedules...when I can take a walk or exercise at home whenever I want! No waiting on machines and having to reset them every time to my weights! So many great exercise videos on YouTube and SP! Good to see your blog! Keep going...take it a day at a time. Keep researching and looking at all the ingredients. Found a new delicious bread..very healthy ingredients called Wild Oats. They have oatmeal too. Have a great day!

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Making Progress, Maybe, Finally?!!??

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Hello all my Spark People friends!

If you know me... I try, and try, and try to make this work! Well one January evening, it finally click in my thick head, hee hee. Out to Dinner with my sister, she asked me a question and from that time on, I have done better!

She offered to help me, support me, and I took her up on it. But shortly realized, I really didn't need her support. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE her support and still enjoy it. But this time I was doing this! I was making it work for me!

I joined Planet Fitness and got on a routine. With a busy family, church, and just things happening, I haven't made it to PF as much as I wanted to. BUT, I'm doing my best to push for the three times a week!

I also over hauled my food! I'm back to measuring, weighing, and THINKING before I place stuff in my mouth! It's been hard at times, but I picture the finished ME and I just keep going!

So the reason for my blog today...
The scale is still going up, then down, then up, staying the same, etc. To this point (from Mid-January) I have lost 14 lbs. That's great for me!!! I love it!

BUT, here is what really helps me... not that scale going down... or up... It's the changes I see and feel in my self!

(1) I have this shirt I bought, and loved, but it seem to be clingy to me... my tummy, chest. I don't like that! Well last weekend, guess who tried that shirt on again?!?? YES, ME!!! And you know what, it was loose! I wore it proudly all day!

(2) I am an Eucharistic Minister at my church. I serve almost every weekend, my time on the schedule or sub'ing for someone. Well when we do, we stand in front of the whole church!! This past weekend, I choose my white pants (thinking Spring) and a navy blue shirt I love. Wish I had hubby take a picture. The shirt is a little clingy and the pants looked good on me. The whole outfit made me look skinny! I was super excited! I was happy to look in a mirror and say... that's ME!!!

Well, two people came up to me after mass and said how good I look and asked have I been loosing weight? You all know what that does to our self esteem... hee hee. I was so excited and pushed to keep going!

My birthday was last month and you know how you can get lots of coupons. Yes, I got the Dairy Queen one for a free blizzard... I went and got it, for my two cubs to share! I said "NO" for me.... I CAN do this.

(3) My jeans are fitting better!

(4) Since mid-January, I have moved in three belt holes!!! I love it getting tighter and will soon have to get a new belt (wink)

(5) For a birthday gift, a friend gave me a shirt... size Large. I usually get Extra Large. The shirt fit me, and nicely... not tight!

(6) My watch... I bought a new watch a while back. I never wear it because I needed to get a new band for it (little tight). I tried it on and it fits now!

(7) Ran into my SIL at the food store yesterday, and she said I look great... like I lost weight. hee hee

These are just some great things that are helping me to keep pushing! The scale may be staying the same, but things ARE changing, and for the good!

Thank-you to my Sister, Husband, Mother, all my AMC team Friends, and all the Sparkie friends that help me each day to keep pushing! God bless.

For now, baby steps, but soon... the new me!

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1BEACHWALKER 6/2/2014 3:09PM

    What a nice blog!! Shows that when you put your mind to something you can do anything! 14 pounds and seeing those things you mentioned fit now, is a great achievement! emoticon You are on your way to a more healthy you! emoticon

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ADRIENALINE 4/4/2014 2:32PM

    That is great! Please promise me that you want get into that old silliness of beating yourself up every time your weekly weight rises. It sounds like you really got the right message and you know you are part of the awesomeness and the awesome Teddy Bear team and we can do it together!

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    Way to go!!

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DANLIN60 4/3/2014 9:34AM

    I have seen the difference when I have seen you, Missy. You are looking Good So proud of you. Bet you are feeling so much better also.
Hugs, Mom

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SVELTEWARRIOR 4/2/2014 11:26PM

    That is awesome!!!!!!!!!! You are doing great!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LESSOFMOORE 4/2/2014 9:56PM

    My Missy turned down ice cream?!? She is definitely new and improved!
Auntie Cyndie

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SOFEDUPP 4/2/2014 8:33PM

    Woo hoo!! It is so great that you are noticing a difference.

Keep up the great work!!

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JAXMOMMY 4/2/2014 6:35PM

    I am so, so, so happy for you! 14 pounds is great!! But, all the feel good stuff is much better! Yay You! You & I have struggled in some of the same areas, so now I am more hopeful about my own progress! And, wow! You turned down ice cream! Yay You!! Keep on Sparking my dear friend!

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68ANNE 4/2/2014 3:37PM

    Woohoo, who's rocking it now?!

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JAZZEJR 4/2/2014 2:42PM

    Yay, YOU! Not to discount the 14 lbs--that's huge, but those non-scalle victorious are wonderful, aren't they. Keep doin' whatcha doin'! emoticon emoticon

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Another Month, and Another Friend Gone...

Friday, February 28, 2014

Well I just wanted to take a moment to remember a very dear friend of mine and my family's!

My friend Phyllis sadly passed away yesterday. Phyllis was 83, but you would of never know that by looking at her and all she did!

I first met Phyllis when I joined the MOMS Ministry at my parish. She was one of the sweetest ladies you'll ever meet! I knew that in 5 minutes of talking to her! She's the one who believed in me and knew I was going to be someone. She suggested me to join the Steering Committee for the Ministry and the rest is history... going on 6 years now.

We had become friends. She was like family to me and my family. My oldest cub mowed her lawn, my younger cub helped with summer jobs, my husband helped her husband with selling items on Craig's List. I sat many summer days with her talking while my boys mowed her lawn. I learned more about her and her life... I really enjoyed it!

She was 83, but lively! She went to mass everyday, was very involved with our parish... Women's Guild & the MOMS Ministry. She attended everything that happened with both ministries. I just saw her last Thursday at our Monthly meeting. I was lucky to sit with her and share & talk to her. She definitely warmed a room when she entered!

People say I pray a lot for others... you should of saw her! I know she went straight to Heaven! She was an Angel here on Earth!

She loved her family, friends... I'm so blessed to be able to call myself her friend... and even people she didn't know! She played Bridge, loved Italian food and cooking whenever we all got together at her house! She raised 3 girls and a son. Loved visits with her grandchildren, and even my children! She always knew what to say... wish she was here now to help me.

She ended up being the care giver for her Mom, her MIL and her sister. All different times in her life and for many years each of them. Out of her 4 children, 2 girls have been very sick with very painful diseases.... still to this day. She has always been there for them, and when medicine wouldn't work, praying is what she did.

I guess yesterday her Bridge friends came to the door to pick her up. No one answered as they knocked and called the phone. Phyllis' husband had a few strokes a while back... another person she was taking care of... so he slept in most days. He never heard the phone or knocking on the door. The ladies continued to call. Finally he woke up. As heading down the stairs, he saw his beautiful wife who had fallen. He rushed to open the door and the ladies called 911. She had fallen down the stairs and broke her neck. We do not know how long she was there. This was 9am'ish. She was rushed to the hospital and later passed around 3:30pm. We all just hoped she was in no pain.

So yesterday I lost another wonderful, amazing, loving friend! My heart just breaks for her family. I send them lots of prayers during this hard time. I'm sure it is hard, but hope they remember how she was and that she was always preparing herself for this day. I know God opened his gates with welcoming arms! As I said, she was an angel here on Earth!

Phyllis, I hope you know how much I loved you... and my family. I looked to you for so much guidance and you were always there for me! Thank-you! Thank-you for those days on your porch, in your living room, your kitchen, and the days we had our meetings. You have to know you touched SO MANY of our lives and I can't say it enough... I loved you!

God bless my dear friend! Go home and rest with your Father... we'll take it from here, you taught us well! Love you Phyllis!

This is Phyllis and her family on her 82nd birthday. She's the one in the middle in white.

This was in 2011. Phyllis drove us (my cubs and I) up to her daughter's house for a day in her pool. It was a wonderful day!

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    Missy, you haven't lost Phyllis. She is't lost at all. She's waiting for you, and the two of you will be reunited one day. She just went on ahead of you. What loving memories you and your family will always have of her. And in the pix you shared, thanks for telling me which one is Phyllis because I didn't see any 80 year olds in either photo!

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JAXMOMMY 3/2/2014 7:03PM

    I am so, so sorry for your loss and your family's loss. Sorry. It just seems so wrong that such a beautiful woman with such a beautiful soul would die from a broken neck! She deserved to die in her sleep. It pains me to think of her lying there feeling helpless. I hope she had no consciousness of this side of life during that time. These things are why I struggle so. Peace to you, your family and Phyllis's family, especially her husband who probably feels so guilty. So, so sad! My heart aches for all involved!

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_RAEVEN_ 3/1/2014 10:19AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend... emoticon

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JAZZEJR 3/1/2014 10:12AM

    So sorry about your friend, but I'd sure like to be remembered as you remember her.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 2/28/2014 11:44PM

    emoticon So sorry for your loss

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68ANNE 2/28/2014 10:48PM

    That is a wonderful testament

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KCSMOM9 2/28/2014 5:53PM

    She sounds like a wonderful person. So sorry for you and her family.

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ELIZACG9 2/28/2014 2:09PM

    She is beautiful..so sorry.. emoticon

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TEDDYBEAR662 2/28/2014 2:09PM

    Thank-you everyone... and GEMINICHIK! I tried to look you up to say a thank-you, but couldn't find a Spark Page.

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THETURTLEBEAR 2/28/2014 12:38PM

    So sad - she sounds like a wonderful person and a wonderful friend.

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DANLIN60 2/28/2014 12:15PM

    Our Father bless Phyllis soul and raise her to be with you and now be a holy Angel watching over us May be Bless her family during this difficult time.

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Missy.

God Bless



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GEMINICHIK 2/28/2014 11:52AM

    O Lord, we beg of You, through Your loving kindness, have mercy on the soul of Your servant Phyllis and now that she is set free from the defilements of this mortal flesh, restore her to her heritage of everlasting salvation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Ups & Downs in a "TeddyBear's" life...

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Hello all my Sparkie friends! Hope you all are doing well?!!

So I have had a roller coaster of emotions start to February! And we are only on Day 6!!!
I ended January with my husband's birthday. Shhh, don't tell him I told you... but it was his 40th!!! He's looking great and I'm so happy he's my man!!! hee hee

This is a picture of him eating his birthday cake my younger cub (Jumping bear) made him!

On Feb. 2nd was my Grandmother's birthday. If she was still a live she would of been 95 years old. I don't look at this as a sad day, because I know she is above and happy! I know she knows we all love her too!

This was her, me, and hubby on my wedding day! She's so cute, isn't she?!!!!

Next comes to Feb. 4th! I went to my monthly Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting. I missed last month's because my sister and her family was here in state visiting still. So after the meeting was done, I was told that the lady that started the ministry had passed away the day after Christmas! This was a total shock to me. Every emotion came over me and all I focused on was I didn't want to cry in front of the ladies telling me this news. This lady was just amazing! I could not say enough good about her! She was 48 years old and I forgot the big word they used... not even sure if I heard it since I was in shock... but basically a blood clot traveled up, they think from her leg, to her heart. She was a women who exercised daily... not super skinny, but we all know that you can be healthy and not a tooth pick! Anyways, she was a mother, daughter, wife, and amazing friend! I met her when I started in this ministry about 2 years ago. She helped me learn new knitting techniques and was always so loving and warm. You could meet her one minute and feel like you have been friends forever! She LOVED her two children and was always there for them. Her son was recently beaten up at his college due to asking some kids to leave a private party. The KIDS were there to fight. No matter what he said they would of hurt someone. Sadly it was him. He got a big blow to the back of his head and had to learn how to do some stuff again and lost his taste & smell! But she was so proud of him protecting others these guys went after (girls too) and she was proud of her son who now had no taste or smell (possibly could come back) but continued to keep pushing to live his life and not get him down. Her daughter who is in college to do physical therapy, also is an amazing artist. She has won many awards and sold lots of her painting, but just does it for the joy, not as a career. She always talked about what wonderful children she had and was very strong in her faith and left her life in God's hands! I think that is why her family is taking this all very well. I really could go on and on about her.

This is a picture of her and her husband.

So anyways, back to that night I found out...
Her Mother is also in our Prayer Shawl Ministry and was there the other night. She looked out of it, but I knew at the December meeting that she went for test because they thought something was wrong with HER heart! All was fine. But I thought she looked tired, but didn't think much of it. Also didn't think much of my friend not being there because she sometimes would miss the meetings due to this or that. I know God was with me... or my angel... because I would say 4 times during that evening I went to ask her Mom why she wasn't here?!! Something always stopped me! I can't image what that would of been like...eeekkk! As for everyone else, the other lady who runs the meeting, had contacted them, or told them at the January meeting. She forgot about me. Thinking back now too, my cubs are often asked to serve at funerals, and was asked to serve at hers. We never know who's it is, till they are there. Well that day was New Year's Eve and we had plans with friend... their daughter's birthday party, so my cubs had to say no. I wish so much they were there... but then it wouldn't of mattered because I would of found out after, and that would of been to late.

So why has this effected me so much...
Maybe because she was young, a friend, an amazing woman & mother... someone I looked up to?!! Maybe because it's a reminder we never know what tomorrow holds?!!? Or the fact I didn't know till now! Because I didn't get to say my sorry's to her family?!?? Most likely all of these and more reasons! I have cried, and cried, and then cried some more. And now I'm ready to move on and remember her! If I can be just one bit as good as a Mommy, wife, daughter, and friend as she was, then I am ready for whatever tomorrow holds too!

I said this in a card to her Mother... "she was an angel here on earth, and now God was calling her home." I trust God has a plan for us all and we may never know why our friends and family leave us to early like this, but we have to trust in him... and I do!

Thank-you God for bringing her into my life and blessing me with her friendship! God bless her!!!
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Okay, so now to today. Happier news now... hee hee...
I started mid-December after having a heart to heart with my sister, on eating and being healthy! I was what you could say "a fair weather" eating healthier and exercising person. I would try, and fail. Try again, and fail again. Every time my TOM would come around, and excitement I had to seriously do this... I would loose it then! Just not fun!

I also had a husband who was the same way. He would get it in his head and go crazy for 2 weeks. All he focused on was exercising and TRYING to eat healthier! Then back to old ways.

Well this time, something FINALLY Clicked! My sister (and her husband) who had lost LOTS of weigh here on SP in a year and a half, was now asking me... not to be mean... why was it that I told HER about SP years ago and I haven't gotten any wheres. To be honest, I went backwards and lost and then gained more! I didn't know the answer to this, but did now I had something in me changing and I wanted to make 2014 my year! Sitting across the table from her I started to see a healthier, and slimmer ME! Guess what, I LIKED that me! I'm a fan of Biggest Loser (the TV show) and love at the end when you see their first day there and then now! I want that!!! And I will have that! I'm now twenty-four days into this and still doing great!

My family joined Planet Fitness and hubby and I have been going at least 3 days... but more... a week! HAY, my last two times there I did that elliptical machine! I joined PF, tried it and hated it and said I won't be doing that!!! Last night as I was doing it, I thought, it's not too bad... hee hee.

I have watched the scale go down... moved into the 100's!!! And for the 1st time I exercised DURING my TOM (if you know me, you know that's something big for me!). I'm doing the 5% challenge and I weigh in on Friday... tomorrow! My first weight in I went into the 100's, the second, had my period, but stayed close, so this is my 3rd and I hope to be MORE into the 100's!

NOW THE GOOD NEWS (well for me... hee hee) This morning I went to get dressed and I went TWO more holes with my belt... two more getting smaller/inward! Little things, but those are what help me to say NO to that ice cream and pick that orange, have salad and veggie sandwiches instead of just chips or ice cream for lunch, and helping me to make our favorite meals for dinner, healthier and pick better meals for my whole family!

So belt, keep getting tighter, pants get looser, face slimmer, energy levels going up and making me this happier, healthier, Mommy & wife!

Day 7 of this month... I'm ready for you!!! Good or bad, I'll keep moving forward!!!
God bless.

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68ANNE 2/8/2014 10:26PM

    I hope you know how appreciated you were. Sorry for your loss.

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SNOWFLAKELILYM9 2/8/2014 10:29AM

    Wow, how shocking and sad for you. I'm am so sorry for your loss and pain. Your blog was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful caring friend and person. It is so difficult to lose amazing people so young, and I don't understand it but I know that God's plan is bigger and that he knows how everything fits together in his plan. I'm sorry for your hurting heart. Yes it's a good reminder we don't know what a day will bring. I enjoyed all your pictures!!!

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_RAEVEN_ 2/7/2014 9:39PM

    emoticon I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.

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LESSOFMOORE 2/6/2014 9:54PM

    I am sorry to hear about Claudette, but you were blessed to have had her in your life.
Auntie Cyndie

Other than that, I am very excited for you. I truly believe that 2014 is going to be our year!

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LASARRE 2/6/2014 3:43PM

    So sorry about your friend. I just found out a dear friend of mine passed away and she was also only 40 with two young sons. It is always a shock. emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 2/6/2014 3:30PM

    I sense some guilt in you for not knowing about your dear friend's death. Think about that logically. You didn't know. You didn't know, period. No one expects a person to be clairvoyant and know things that were not told to them. It is NEVER too late to give your sympathies to a family. And, you know, I know this from experience. You simply tell the husband, daughter, son, mother, that you didn't know. Tell them what their wife, mother, daughter meant to you. How special you thought she was. It means alot to us to know how much people cared about our loved one. It means alot to hear how our loved one touched other lives. And, never, ever, ever try to hold back tears! Especially with women. But, not ever. Another thing to remember is that most of the time we want to talk about our loved one, our mothers, our sisters, our brothers, our grandparents.... People feel that avoidign that person's name is a way of protecting the family. It is not. We want to hear your stories. You can't make us any sadder by mentioning a name. In fact, you may bring some joy. Now, as for you.... I am so, so very proud of you! I am proud of you for exercising during your TOM, for sticking to your plans, for doing that elliptical! You go Girl, you go! Keep up the great work!

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A_SIZE6 2/6/2014 1:07PM

    what a lovely blog you wrote. love pictures that tell stories. the tribute to your friend was very sweet. we often times don't know who much we have until we lose that. your ministry of the prayer shawl ministry sounds really interesting. I have been wanting to develop a stronger prayer life. as prayer is one of the purposes God has for me and to draw closer to him. I am definitely interested in hearing more about the ministry you are doing. your husband looks like he had a nice time on his birthday. I am glad he is your man too:) I don't have one yet but I do have a best guy friend I think a lot of. who is a blessing in my life. the one friend who has always stood by me.
I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. I grew up without grandparents so I never had any. I always wondered what it would have been like to have them. that was something I missed out on.

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I can... no I WILL do this!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Okay, so this past weekend we celebrated my husband's birthday! He choose to go to a Chinese Restaurant. Great, but NOT! I was just getting into the 100's and now this?!!? I tried, VERY hard, to find SOMETHING I could eat that wasn't too bad! Over all... after I tracked it all when I got home, I did very well... but still I'm scared for next Friday when I weigh myself! I'm not getting depressed or anything, just trying to keep that positive attitude (YES, it's hard as most of us know). BUT, I will do it! Thanks to all my SP friends!!! Thank-you!
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BOPPY_ 2/3/2014 11:40AM

    Here's my best advice on Chinese restaurants, that goes against most common advice.

(Going against "most common advice", however, is how I lost over 100 pounds.)

Stick with veggies and protein, and light sauces. There is almost always such a section on the menu. Avoid, fried and breaded foods, and rice. So, shrimp, chicken, bok choy, broccoli, fish, green beans, water chestnuts, etc. stir fired, are emoticon.

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This advice is late, to say the least. But, maybe next time ...

Of course, YMMV!

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68ANNE 2/2/2014 9:42PM

    I think by keeping the portions small and tracking you should be ok! Cross my fingers

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DANLIN60 1/28/2014 6:26AM

    You will be alright, you will continue to eat right and you are exercising faithfully so don't worry about it, you will do just fine. Just keep up with that exercise routine, that will be so good for you. We all support you 100%


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_RAEVEN_ 1/28/2014 12:10AM

    Have faith in what you do. You'll see that scale go down again. One meal wont stop you from succeeding. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/27/2014 8:08AM

    Hi - Maybe this blog will help you?

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GRAMMYEAC 1/27/2014 5:55AM

    Hop back on your plan. As everyone has said, one meal does not break the cycle. I think, with the advice you've been given, you'll be pleasantly surprised when you next weigh.

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 1/27/2014 1:27AM

    No worries kid. If possible, step up your exercise 15-30 minutes daily for the next few days (until weigh-in) if you're concerned about the Chinese Food. Also be sure to drink 8-10 glasses of water daily to help counteract the sodium in the celebration dinner. You know why I'm not worried about you? Cuz You are concerned about getting right back on track. You're not planning to take the rest of the day or week to binge. Shake it off and don't stress. We might just have a ONEderland celebration on Saturday. If not, surely the next Saturday. Don't beat yourself up...just keep your eyes fixed on the prize (ONEderland) and move ahead. You'll get there. Hugs.

Oh! and Happy Birthday to your DH!

Comment edited on: 1/27/2014 1:31:37 AM

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/26/2014 11:24PM

    Don't worry it was only one meal and the salt will be gone from your body in a day or two. You will do fine!!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/26/2014 10:59PM

    The effects of the added salt only last a day or two . . . so dining Chines is a good thing in the early part of the week where weigh-ins are on the weekend. When I lost my last 40 lbs 2010-2011, I was able to lose most weeks by utilizing this strategy.

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 1/26/2014 10:55PM

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KATIBUG49 1/26/2014 10:53PM

    A trainer that I went to said for me to not get on the scale at all for at least a week but better for 2 weeks because when we see the scale go up, we get depressed &sometimes it's just water weight. So maybe you can try to stay off of it & focus on eating right & exercise. Good luck!

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JAXMOMMY 1/26/2014 10:47PM

    1 meal does not a weight loss streak break! Also, if you counted it all and did OK, no worries! By Friday the extra water weight from the Chinese will be gone too! So eye on the prize! No worries! Keep eating right and working out and you will stay in those 100s and dip even lower into them! Go get 'em my friend!

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LYNCHD05 1/26/2014 10:27PM

    You are right...Chinese is not our friend. We went out for Chinese a few weeks ago and it was very good. I just resigned myself that it was not part of my normal eating and sometimes you just have to do the best you can. We do get over it!!!!!

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