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The Last Straw

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Well, this is the last time!! I really need to lose some weight. Have been on SparkPeople for a few years and weigh the same as when I started. Have lost a few pounds but always gain them back.

But, I think it is time!! I would like to lose only 2 pounds a month. Why is it so hard to lose just that much??

Am reading a book called "Made to Crave" - that is the way God has created us - we are not to crave the things of this world, but we are to crave Him. What I crave is cheese and peanut butter, and I just can't seem to limit the amount that I eat. For an evening snack, I love a thick piece of cheese and a handful of soda crackers. And for breakfast, a couple piece of toast with lots of peanut butter!! The sodium alone is way out of the ballpark for me!! I can eat a piece of fruit or a bit of yogurt but it just does not satisfy my craving.

So, starting now my focus is going to be on my God and with His Help this is my year!!

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IMJUSTFLUFFY 3/14/2013 1:35PM

    I'm so hoping you are successful on your path.

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MARTHA-ANN 2/6/2013 4:53AM

    Wise words Barb, hang on in there emoticon

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    We all need a secret source of strength to keep us going. Congratulations on finding yours.

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LILYDOG11 2/5/2013 6:12PM

    I wish you well maybe cut the toast and peanut butter portion in half rather than giving it up all at once. I to wish to lose more weight this year ! But consider it a positive you haven't gained any !!

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ALWAYSROSY 2/5/2013 3:00PM

    Awwwww . . . . isn't that the truth. You have spoken for many.

I'm standing right next to you!

BTW: giving up wheat (all flour and wheat products) has really helped me. I read a book titled "Wheat Belly" (actually I listened to the audio version). The wheat available to us today can cause food addiction. When I leave wheat out of my diet my cravings are tamed WAY down.

We can do this!!!!! emoticon

You'll find your best tools and your best foods! Hang in there! emoticon

Welcome back!

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Afternoon with GrandDaughter

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Took my 12 year-old GrandDaughter to have a manicure this afternoon and it was such fun. Not sure about the color she chose, but, it is what she wanted.

Then we picked up one of her girl friends and I dropped them off at the ice skating rink.

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LILYDOG11 1/3/2013 5:13AM

    Looks like she had allot of fun !! The nail color is what the youngins are into LOL !!

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MARTHA-ANN 1/3/2013 4:27AM

    Looks like you both had fun Barb...I'm with you on the nail colour...lol... emoticon

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ITISABOUTME 1/2/2013 10:47PM

    She is a cutie!! Glad you guys had fun!!

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MPETERSON2311 1/2/2013 8:13PM


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LTMURPHY7 1/2/2013 8:04PM

Isn't that fun emoticon

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New Year's Resolution!!`

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

None for me! This year I am going to focus on one - and only one - focus each month.

And for January it is to drink my water!! I now have a glass on the kitchen table that I fill with water each time I finish it. Have a bottle in my car and each time I get in or out I take a drink. Well, most every time! Yesterday the water was frozen, but by the time i got home enough had thawed that I was able to drink a bit.

And I have continued my membership of Spark Coach - and feel like I have learned so much. Right now I am in the "motivation" section. That is what I seem to need most - encouragement each day to keep on track. What a great addition to a great website!! Thank you so much, Spark People.


What are you doing today? I just talked to my son who lives in Vancouver, WA and he is watching Lord of the Rings trilogy today. So am thinking about getting my copies out and watching while I work on that jigsaw puzzle.

And, will be drinking that water today!! Just finished a glass and time for a refill!!

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IMJUSTFLUFFY 1/6/2013 11:10AM

    Wow...impressive! You go girl!

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MARTHA-ANN 1/2/2013 8:48AM

    Great idea Barb...keep drinking that water!
We had the Lord of the Rings trilogy on tv in the run up to Christmas, so I've just watched it...lol...

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SPIRALDOWN 1/1/2013 4:02PM

    Great focus.... You can do this

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MSDELISLE 1/1/2013 3:54PM

    I agree...no resodultions for me either but water is on my list of things to do. I am focusing on drinking more during January and hopefully by the end of the month it will be a habit. Happy New Year and much success to you!!!

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    Way to focus!

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from My Sister

Monday, December 31, 2012

From my sister - she always finds the cutest sayings. And this is a good one for the beginning of a new year. YEP - bring it on!!

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MARTHA-ANN 1/2/2013 8:49AM

    Funny!! emoticon

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ITISABOUTME 12/31/2012 2:20PM

    Loveit!!! emoticon

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Christmas at My Daughter's

Friday, December 28, 2012

Had a wonderful day at my Daughter's Christmas.

My granddaughters" Jill is 12 and has such a winning smile, Sami is 19 and is married with a 2 year old stepson (and she is a wonderful little Mother), and Jenni who is 15 and always so loving.

Our little Great-Grandson, comfortable under Great-Grandpa's feet:

Aiden with Grand-pa for that after dinner nap

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MARTHA-ANN 12/29/2012 3:22AM

    Glad you had a good time Barb, those girls sure are growing and the little one is gorgeous! emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 12/28/2012 2:22PM

  What a lovely family! Grandkids are great....well, kids too, of course! Happy New Year!

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CREEKLADY1 12/28/2012 1:03PM

  Great pics and glad you had a great CHRISTmas!

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