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Sugar, Daughters and Cats

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I have been a slave to the sugar lately with big cravings. Lucky thing for me I have my list to fall back on. I made a list of reasons why I don't want to overindulge in sugar when I did the sugar challenge. I am going to have to review the list to get me through these tough times.

By the way my mom's birthday cake was round so no corner piece with extra icing this time. I resisted a second piece even though I so wanted it. I am such a sugar hound!

I have been loving the hiking with my oldest daughter lately. She has been open to changing our routine. For years we have done the same exact hike with no deviation. We have set some new goals and working towards them resulting in spiked interest in our hiking.

A friend with an extra bike and invited me on a bike ride. I have not owned a bike since Junior High School. I loved rolling all over the city with them on wheels. You sure can cover more ground on a bike than you can in hiking boots.

My youngest daughter is so smart and a huge animal lover as well. I complained about Moo rolling around in the dirt and I would be putting Moo in the tub to rinse all that dirt off her. My daughter told me not to put Moo in the tub and let Moo clean herself because that was Moo's job.

I explained Moo was so dusty it would take her too long to clean all that dust off of herself. My daughter replied "What else does she have to do with her time Mom?" Why is that kid always right?

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    I would have loved to see Moo's face if she had a bath lol. Good for you, for only having 1 piece of birthday cake. I passed a Donut shop today, and kept going. Goody points for me hehe. Bike riding sounds fun. I'm glad your friends invited you. We have had lovely weather for outdoor fun!
    1853 days ago
    Moo is such a pretty little thing and the way she's walking in that picture she looks so dainty! It's true the life of an indoor cat doesn't seem to be too bad...
    1853 days ago
    I want to get a bike to ride, for when I don't have the time to saddle Lexi up and do groundwork before riding her. I used to bike a lot when I was a teenager but haven't even owned one since then!
    Congratulations on not eating that second piece of cake! Sugar is something that really doesn't tempt me, my problem is salty snacks. I guess we all have something different.
    Smart daughter you've got there, and a pretty (dirty) cat! Have a great week! emoticon
    1854 days ago
    Kudos for 'controlling' your sugar cravings - I find that complete abstinence is the only path for me because once I get through the withdrawals, the cravings are gone and all it takes to start them up is one taste of sugar. I've gotten pretty good about staying abstinent but sometimes my mind tries to over-rule my resolve - what a battle we sugar addicts fight!

    Glad you're biking - I really want to do more of it but have had trouble finding other beginners to go with me. It seems people I know are either hard-core bikers or have no interest. Maybe 'one of these days' I'll get past the beginner stage and be able to ride with the bikers I know!
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    I can't wait to get our bikes going! Hope it doesn't get too chilly for them too soon. We are having another cold snap here in FL! We freeze when it gets down to 65, especially if it is windy! I can't even hike if it gets below 60 for too long, hurts my lungs (asthma)!
    Be watchful of the hair ball dilemma with long haired cats! If she starts throwing up with too much hair from licking herself, check out putting oil in her food or some other remedy. My cat used to hate to get baths! I had to bathe him a lot due to my allergies to him!
    Glad you two are enjoying new hikes together!! That will help with the sugar cravings! I know the feeling on those sugar cravings-it is always bad when the fall comes for some reason! I am wanting pumpkin pie bad!!! emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 11/16/2012 2:16:22 AM
    Words to live be...what else does Moo have to do? We need to use those words more often when we try to 'help' others. Let them do for themselves...they develop skills that way.

    And have fun on the bicycle...mine is put away.
    1859 days ago
    She sounds like a smart cookie!!! emoticon emoticon
    1859 days ago
    I have been struggling with sugar as well. Praying for strength to resist. New day/new mercy.

    Just came back from a morning visit with my parents and resisted a muffin that I baked for them.


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    1859 days ago
    Sounds like your daughter has some common sense, which really isn't that common lately. Good for her!
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    emoticon on not having the second piece of birthday cake!
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    You have some clever girls! Glad you resisted...

    1859 days ago
    Is that Bird Feather " trophies" around moo's neck???
    She really is a lovely cat. Did you know that " healthy fats" diminish sugar cravings?
    It is such fun to do adult things with our daughters isn't it?
    1860 days ago
    Moo is going to have dirt tongue LOL! My bicycle has been parked in the garage there is snow on the ground here but I ride my recumbent bike daily and read !
    1860 days ago
    Good luck trying to limit your sugar intake.........I struggle with it daily.
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    Great job on always working to improve!
    1860 days ago
    Keep up the GREAT work! I can relate to the sugar cravings and they are miserable! Good luck with all your Spark goals.
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    Love it!!
    Also, the pic is awesome too!

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    Young people are often wiser than we give them credit for, aren't they? emoticon -- Lou
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