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Twinkies are Back!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saw this at my grocery store today. I had heard Walmart was going to have them back on their shelves this weekend, but didn't know they were going to be anywhere else. They didn't tempt me. Not to say I haven't eaten a Twinkie or two in my lifetime....but I discovered these this week, and they are delicious!

Only 90 calories of goodness compared to a Twinkie's 150 calories. It's a small savings, but I have learned every single calorie I can save----COUNTS!

Jen, over at
out/priorfatgirl-jen wrote an interesting blog a while back. She talked about gladly giving up her weight loss and her appearance in Shape Magazine, if it would bring her Mom back. She lost her mom in a car accident, just after she hit 100 pounds lost in her weight loss journey. She briefly lost her way, but then dedicated her goal to get healthy and keep the weight off to her Mom.

I often think about how much my weight loss is worth. I used to think it was the most important thing in my world. Then Du got sick, and I realized other things were more important, like LIVING! I too would give up the weight loss if it would take away his cancer. Even though I realize how important my weight loss is, because I will need to be strong to take care of him when he gets sick, I would still go back to being 328 lbs. quickly if it meant he could be cured.

And sometimes I think my weight loss is worth a million+ dollars. I don't think I would take a million dollars to give it up. Funny, how something like an illness can make you realize that money isn't all that important. It doesn't buy health, it can't buy weight loss, and it certainly doesn't guarantee happiness.

But I don't have the chance to give up my weight loss for Du's health. Life doesn't work like that. So I'm going to try like Hell to keep the weight off as I begin the most challenging journey of my life. I always thought losing weight and keeping it off was my biggest challenge, but that was only the beginning.....

I ask God and all of my Spark Friends to give me the strength I will need for this new challenge in my life. I am dedicating my goal to stay healthy and keep those 170 lbs. off to my wonderful Du!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CANNIE50 7/21/2013 1:12PM

    When I was a kid, we just did not have junk food at our house. As one of nine children, I had a mother who budgeted money very strictly and she sure wasn't spending it on Twinkies, but the neighbor mom did and I was THRILLED when the neighbor kid would share Twinkies with me - they kept them in the freezer and a frozen Twinkie was a treat I really enjoyed. I haven't had a Twinkie in forever but I do see them as the beginning of my destructive love affair with junky food. I love your determination to hold onto your amazing health improvement/weight loss to retain enough strength to fight for your beloved man. You are stronger than you were, stronger than you know, and strong enough to deal with the challenge of a lifetime. emoticon

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CLPURNELL 7/19/2013 8:43PM


We don't need any twinkies!

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SPARKLISE 7/16/2013 9:56PM

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KITT52 7/15/2013 5:52PM


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CTUPTON 7/15/2013 6:59AM

    Wishing you blessings for your husband's recovery. Chris

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CHALLENGER15 7/14/2013 9:19PM

    I forget to get these! Twinkies have never been a real temptation for me, though.


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LINDAK25 7/14/2013 8:34PM

    Funny, I've never had a twinkie. I guess they just didn't appeal to me.

I think that the most important thing in this life is love. I'll keep you in my prayers. Much love to you.

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SNOWYOGA 7/14/2013 8:09PM

    None for me either! I will take the Fiber 1, and emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GIGIMARIE21 7/14/2013 5:09PM

    We are here for you! (((Hugs)))

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BLEGNER1 7/14/2013 4:39PM

    I am going to ignore your announcement and act as though they are still gone!!!!

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CARRAND 7/14/2013 12:45PM


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TEMPEST272002 7/14/2013 12:37PM

    Dealing with my hubby's critical illness gave me the same sense of perspective. It's not about the weight. It's about being able to live a fuller life. It was so painful to watch as my hubby fought his critical illness and reading your blogs brings those memories back fresh. My heart goes out to you and I hope you feel the hug I'm giving you across the miles.

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PATJOONWW 7/14/2013 12:26PM

    Thank goodness I never did like Twinkies.

emoticon we are here for support for you and Du. Prayers to you and your family.

Keep up the good work and much success on your journey!

emoticon ~Pat~ emoticon

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DAREDEVILME 7/14/2013 9:41AM

    Big hugs to you and I send hope and good wishes your way.

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/14/2013 6:05AM

    We all support each other. I am also at goal weight, but sometimes it's a struggle not to indulge.

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DUXGRL1 7/13/2013 11:21PM

    What if we really could make deals like that to give up our weight losses to get people back? I would do it too. But since we can't, we're all here for you.

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COLUMBINE2 7/13/2013 10:16PM

    You've made good choices and your good health is a gift to both you & Du! You could have both been sick if you hadn't lost the extra weight!

He's very lucky to be married to you and you have tons of friends here cheering you both on to enjoy every day. And thanks for reminding us to enjoy every day, too!

Have a terrific day all day long tomorrow!

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TADTURC 7/13/2013 9:57PM

    We're here for you

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KRISSYDUNN 7/13/2013 9:29PM

    You are right, staying healthy so you can be there for Du is so important. You would never be able to care for him If you weighed 328 lbs - but you already know that, don't you? Not only are Fiber One bars as yummy and less calories than Twinkies, they are full of vitamins and other good stuff. They are my Go To food when I need a treat and they don't trigger my sweet cravings.

You and Du have been and will continue to be in my prayers.

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VELMATULIP 7/13/2013 8:44PM

    emoticon your SparkFriends are all here for you and Du.

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MSLZZY 7/13/2013 7:36PM

    I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 30+ years but the Fiber One bars rock!
And what you give up for more time with DH? I am glad you are
dedicating this to Du. You both deserve many more years together.

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KERRYG155 7/13/2013 6:44PM

    Seems like life just isn't fair sometimes. Those Twinkies were supposed to stay in the back room of all the stores until Monday morning according to the company making them. Wonder if they will fine everyone who put them out early? It's been so long since I had one that I'm sure it would not taste all that good.

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TERRIMMIX 7/13/2013 6:37PM

    emoticon We can't walk in your shoes but we do walk beside you and will be here any time you need a shoulder to lean on.

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PAMNANGEL 7/13/2013 6:23PM

    Fiber One has some good snacks. I like the chewy bars. The new protein bars are really good too.

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MUSOLF6 7/13/2013 6:04PM

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DIANNEMT 7/13/2013 5:24PM

    We are all here with you--and will help you in every way we can!!

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