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Days #235~240 I'm finally to the point I can look at non energising-foods as pretend!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

What a great day yesterday was!!!!! I came prepared to volunteer! I went to a polling place for 8 hours & drove & made calls for Seniors, to get to vote! I felt wonderful AND very tired once I got home! (I took the day off work, catching up now!) I met several wonderful people & saw what the people in this new area, for me, are like! Many VERY over weight people (150+), I gave out my Spark People cards (I found them on my Spark Points page & printed them out) when I felt it would help them. I have learned the hard way, that if a person is not ready for my help I can offend them!

So, as I said, I brought my lunch & snacks, (in the handy freezer tops I bought from Spark People) THANK GOD! Baked Turkey, baby carrots, celery, & (my new fav.) diced raw butternut squash, water, organic whole grain animal cookies! I had that to fall back on instead of pizza, donuts & junk! I am SO proud of myself AND I should be! I have turned the page to junk food. 1 lady couldn't believe me when I called candy pretend food. She is going to make cookies, not for herself, but her family & friends. I said I won't give my loved ones foods I won't eat! If a food doesn't GIVE me energy then I don't eat it. She was surprised by this comment. We were making calls sitting next to each other. I could tell she was feeling guilty about what she was eating. I KNOW this vibe, all too well! BUT hearing me say this AND following through with what I brought, was REALLY great for me! I'm thrilled to have turned that page! Now, I want to get out of THAT book, too! HAHA!

My only regret from yesterday, was that I didn't get involved, sooner. They could have used my help & I could have helped several more people, therefore helping myself. Because I volunteer for the Disney Legends, I hadn't considered other organizations to volunteer for. I travel so much, I don't want to make commitments I can't keep. I get along so well with seniors, I may go see if I can help out at the local senior centers, if I can just drop in! I'm going to a place today, finally, to see if I want to swim there. (I'm considered a senior, there, WOW!) Maybe I can help there, if I have extra time.

REALLY great day!!!!! I'm off to work and all the other things I want to ketchup with! Logging my points from yesterday, too! I missed out on many because there was just not time, BUT I feel great that I helped out! YES! I am a winner AND it is because of Spark People & the answer to my prayers, to heal this weight problem once & for all! I have in the past gained & lost 100#'s, 50#'s, 65#'s, & now 51#'s, (13 to go for my highest weight goal)! I KNOW this is the last time! This is my life, it is VERY important to me AND so are you & your love & support! Let's go out & make it an even better world! We can do this! We can & DO, help each other! If you are reading this, know I love you & think of you many times, everyday!!!! PLEASE leave a comment , here IF you do read this, OK? Please, Please, Please?!

Have a Sparkling Day!
*~LIGHT emoticon

Sitting with Mickey in Hollywood, 10-24-12 To see Frankenweeine

From my walk in Hollywood hills, last visit there! Pretty, right?

The display after the movie

Hiking Hollywood hills, 10-24-12

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KMEYERRING1 11/12/2012 11:37AM

    You look great in the pics. emoticon for accomplishing so much. You have A LOT to be proud of. emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 11/11/2012 1:07PM

    Hip HIP Hooray! You ALWAYS feel so much better when you help someone out now don't you? That's why I consider lots of my Spark precious. If I can encourage someone along the way with the knowledge or experience...good OR bad that I've why wouldn't I?

I LOVE Butternut Squash...but I like mine cut into chunks, sprinkled with cinnamon, allspice, and a little nutmeg, drizzled with the LIGHTEST sprinkling of Pure Maple Syrup or Agave and baked...SO YUM!

I used to hand out cookies to my customers...but I feel guilty poisoning them with the processed now bake my own...they ask me why I've stopped the other cookies and I tell them that if I kill them off they aren't going to be good customers now are they...and then they ask me WHY I haven't had time to bake them the good stuff...GEEZE...I think I've started something! emoticon I might have to take in a BIG bag or organic carrots...I bet I wouldn't have many bout you?

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JESSIKA_56 11/9/2012 7:54AM

    Sounds like a very productive day, way to go!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 11/8/2012 11:25AM

    Thats GREAT that you did that for the voters!!!! YAY YOU!!! and yay for taking food. You are going to put me out of business!! LOL i own a bakery...

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MSLZZY 11/8/2012 6:29AM

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LJCANNON 11/8/2012 12:32AM

    emoticon What a wonderful Day you had!! Congratulations on learning that "Pretend Food" really is NOT what your Body craves.
I am almost sure that you will find some place where they can use your Service at a Senior Center! Please let us know how that works out.
I will have to try the Raw Butternut Squash!! That never occurred to me!!

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LORRAINE10141 11/7/2012 8:04PM

    Great attitude. :) emoticon

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WONDERFUL2BME 11/7/2012 7:14PM

    It was great you volunteered for the vote! My son lived down in Hollywood from 2006 to 2010. He lived just a few blocks the Chinese Theater. I visited him quite a few times each year. He is now back home with me helping me adjust to the awful divorce I went through. It has been for the best but it took from 2010 to 2012 to get it finalized.
He use to walk a lot in the hills as well. take care

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PLAYBLUES22 11/7/2012 4:28PM

    Sweetie what an awesome blog, not only did you come prepared with your food, but to have Sparks cards to hand out was ingenious. Volunteering always gives you such a great feeling, especially when it is appreciated. Here's a high five emoticon for job well done my love. Keep up the great work


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LOOKINGUP2012 11/7/2012 4:10PM

    raw butternut! Never tried it : )

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