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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Well, I was actually SHOCKED that the scale was friendly today! emoticon I lost 2#'s and I'll TAKE it! Thank you, Jesus!

However, the victory I was going to tell you about had nothing to do with the scale. Thursday I traveled with a friend to pick up our bulk order at a Mennonite store. Afterwards we were going to have lunch at a Mexican restaurant but we were ten minutes early--they opened at 11:00. At 11:00, still no sign of activity. 15 minutes after they were supposed to open, someone finally came to the door and opened.

The owner was SO friendly and explained that his co-owner was supposed to open, and had been rushed to the hospital. All was fine, and we were absolutely fine with sitting in the parking lot because my friend was nursing her baby.

We ordered our lunch, and had a lovely time as the ONLY customers! ha! As we were finishing, out comes the owner with beautifully presented desserts 'on the house' because of our patience in the whole delayed opening. Wasn't that sweet!

Well, I'm TOTALLY in a dilemma! I DON'T want to hurt his feelings and I DON'T want to eat the dessert as it was DAY 26 of no sugar, and if I ate it then I wouldn't be breaking my record of 26 days! ha! I asked my friend if I could put a bite of mine on her plate so it looked like I ate some. emoticon

I was SO TICKLED pink that I didn't really want it and that I felt so much better NOT eating it! My poor friend actually felt sick after eating it--too rich.

Today is Day 28 of no refined sugar, pasta and rice, and VERY little white flour [I use the Montana Wheat Natural White for my pizza once a week].

I was thinking yesterday about a phrase I used to say all the time, "Well, I'm going to die of something, I might as well eat what I love in the process." But something has changed and I don't have that mindset now. I realized that the REASON I want to focus on getting healthier is to FEEL good WHILE I'm still alive! I probably have quite a few more years on this earth, and I don't want to spend them depressed, crippled with arthritis, depleted of the energy and sustaining vitamins and minerals, and just plain hurting all over. I really do want "VIBRANT HEALTH, TRANSFORMATION, AND WELL-BEING on all levels" and that is an exciting journey!

I never, ever, ever thought I'd be excited about these changes! God is the God of miracles!!! Let's keep SPARKING!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARTHAWILL 6/7/2013 6:20PM

    Just found this blog. Somehow I am missing some. Not able to always keep up with the friend feed but I love to read yours.
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2BEHEALTHY2014 5/29/2013 11:41AM

    emoticon ta-da!

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TINAKATRINA1 5/29/2013 11:03AM

    Isn't it great when we get those taste buds changed for the better! Congrats on the great day!

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DOROTHYBERO 5/29/2013 8:41AM


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AALLEY2 5/28/2013 7:20PM

    You go girl! emoticon

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MINDY502 5/28/2013 8:34AM

    So glad you are doing so well and as always good to hear from you. have a great week!

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PURPOSEPOWER95 5/28/2013 7:52AM

    emoticon WOW do you have the support!

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/27/2013 10:11PM

    Well done, girlfriend! At one time, I needed very little Splenda or salt, but now need to retrain my taste buds to accept less of both seasonings. My, how out of control some foods can become. Keep up the great work!

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    Congratulations on your growing streak!

Like you, I'm in it for my health!

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NORWOODGIRL 5/27/2013 9:34AM

    Great victories on all fronts! Congratulations emoticon

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FEMISLIM 5/26/2013 7:21PM

    Great going. Keep up the good work!

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LIVELYGIRL2 5/25/2013 6:20PM

  wow that's impressive. You got a positive attitude. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 5/25/2013 6:09PM

    Awesome Susan! Here is to staying strong and being as healthy as we can. emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 5/25/2013 2:59PM

    WOW, I am very impressed!!! YOU GO GIRL! I've given up chocolate for 40 days and that was really tough, but all refined sugar!! YOU ROCK, and I'm so proud of you!! emoticon

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_LINDA 5/25/2013 2:42PM

    emoticon Fantastic will power!
Keep up the great work!!
Pizza once a week you lucky dog :P I never get any, but then I don't cook either, raw is my favorite way to eat freggies.

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ERIECANALGAL 5/25/2013 1:57PM

    Wow! That was wonderful. I don't know if I could have resisted that dessert. emoticon emoticon And you are down 2 lbs. That is fabulous!

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KADULAC 5/25/2013 1:42PM

    It is hard to turn down desserts like that. I'm so proud of you. I have the same thinking about life; I want to have the best I can for the rest of my life. Why live if you cannot really live?? It's so much better to get out and see God's creation while we're here than to just sit around eating and let the world pass us by. emoticon

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SAL1512 5/25/2013 1:05PM

    That was so kind of you to make it look like you ate some of that desert! What a great idea! Your focus on your plan was kept and you spared that lady's feelings.
Congratulations on losing the 2 pounds !!!
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NANCYPAT1 5/25/2013 12:39PM

    This was a great victory for you and I celebrate it also - GOD can do anything in our lives and give us anything that we need especially the strength and courage to face our greatest challenges.

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COOP9002 5/25/2013 12:10PM

    Excellent news. blessings upon you and yours today.

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/25/2013 11:31AM

    woo hoo, it is all about change

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GRACEISENUF 5/25/2013 11:13AM

    emoticon and motivating blog!


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BESTSUSIEYET 5/25/2013 10:41AM

    "I want to focus on getting healthier is to FEEL good WHILE I'm still alive!" YES! Let's do our part to THRIVE, not just survive! Great plan for the dessert. How kind of you to consider the owner's feelings! Susie2Susie hugs!! emoticon

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SLJWATTS 5/25/2013 10:24AM

    God is a God of miracles and what a victory you had. I am celebrating your two lb loss and your sweet tooth walking away from you. Congratulations and keep on walking in the way of health and joy.. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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