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Update--8/28/13

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hi to all my dearest Spark friends! I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, but sometimes it feels like I'm close! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Let's see--since I last updated a lot has happened.

Today is day 123 of no refined sugar, pasta and rice, and I believe almost 2 months since any refined flour, but that could be off a little--it's been at least 6 weeks. You would think I'd dropped a LOT of weight! But no--this postmenopausal, insulin resistant, hypothyroid gal just holds on to those stubborn pounds with my life, UNFORTUNATELY! I've only lost 7#'s since June 13th, but I'm not giving up the ghost quite yet! emoticon

Some friends blessed us with a trip out West and it was a fabulous time! We went to Mt. Rushmore, canoed and hiked in the Wyoming mountains, hiked at Devil's Tower, rode horses, visited Laura Ingalls Wilder's home, and just had a blast! Sammy likes to tell everyone that he got altitude sickness! That part wasn't fun! emoticon








Mary turned 11!

WOW! Here was her picture when I started SP She seemed to grow up overnight!

She also entered the fair this year--as a Jr. 4-H gal and won 2 firsts on her bread and cookies, a special award for her bread, and 1sts on both her bunnies.




We also got to visit our VERY dear friends in South Dakota! Here are some pics she took.



Okay, well that's probably enough pictures! emoticon

I'm still doing Trim Healthy Mama for my eating plan--basically a controlled carb and low glycemic diet, and I really love it even though I'm a TURTLE emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon when it comes to weight loss!

My husband is still without work--9 months, but there are some REAL possibilities so I hope soon I have good news. God has met us EVERY single step of the way! All our bills are paid, and food on the table! Praise His Name!!!!!

Furiously getting ready to start the new 2013-2014 school year, and I'll also be tutoring through the school year so I'll be very busy.

Loads of love to each one of you! I remember you guys OFTEN with great affection!

{{{{huge hugs}}}} Susan
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  • REBELBLITZ
    Glad you are back! I am in the process of eliminating those white starchy foods too. It is not that easy, but I am getting there.

    You went to a beautiful area. I hope to go again someday.

    Hugs! Cheryl
    1084 days ago
  • REBELBLITZ
    Happy to hear from you!
    1105 days ago
  • TEDDYBEARDONNA
    Enjoyed your post. I don't get on this forum much any more since we don't have chatting going on. I found until I went on a low carb diet I just couldn't seem to loose. I have low thyroid also. It took a while to get used to eating low carb but it seems to be working as I am only 1 lb from my goal.

    Enjoyed all the pictures.
    Donna
    1114 days ago
  • MYHANDS4GOD
    remember slow and steady wins the race. I have not really lost either but I still feel better. It is awesome when you get to say Hey God is taking care of me. We have gone through similiar things. Praise God that your eyes are in the right direction.
    1117 days ago
  • MARTHAWILL
    Just checking in on you Susan. Hope you are keeping well. Miss you on the Teddy Bear Team.
    7 lbs down is in the right direction. Good for you!
    Take care.

    Mary emoticon
    1118 days ago
  • BELLACUDDLES
    What fun pictures!!! I bet everyone's excited about going back to school, right!!??!!

    Keep it movin......you'll get to your goal!!

    Hugs,
    Barbara
    1120 days ago
  • KADULAC
    Looks like you have had a fun summer. I was wondering if your husband had gotten a new job yet. I will continue praying for that, and your family. We visited Devil's Tower and Mount Rushmore 18 years ago. It was a lot of fun. My daughter wants to go back since she doesn't remember it. She was only 17 months old. emoticon
    1121 days ago
  • FEMISLIM
    You are blessed!!!!
    1121 days ago
  • SAL1512
    Thank you so much for the update!
    You could not have picked a better part of the United States to vacation! We camped in the Black Hills for 23 years with our 2 boys. There was always something to do. Lots of good memories.
    Sally emoticon
    Praying for a job for DH !
    1121 days ago
  • SAISHA100CJ
    What an awesome trip! I tell you, photos of sweet little Mary just brighten my day.. what a fabulous smile! I think she has your smile. :-) All of you look terrific and I so enjoyed hearing about your trip and seeing the photos.
    I hope Sammy is feeling better now after his altitude sickness. Hugs!!
    Hoping and praying the perfect job comes along soon.
    Enjoy the rest of the summer and have a excellent school year. You rock!
    Hugs!!!!
    1122 days ago
  • SANDEEB7
    Always think of you and wonder how it's going. Thanks for update. You're amazing! :)
    1122 days ago
  • RONNIEHUEY
    Love the pictures
    1122 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    Never enough pictures!
    Thanks for sharing such happiness with us.
    1122 days ago
  • BAMAJAM
    Susan--- These are wonderful pictures. The joy of your family is just delightful--and so obvious to all the world. I truly enjoyed this "visit" with you (and yours)...
    Hugs from Alabama!
    PS I am a turtle too-- but slow can win the race!
    1123 days ago
  • KITT52
    emoticon ...7 pound loss is better than a 7 pound gain...

    think positive
    thanks for sharing the pictures
    1123 days ago
  • DOROTHYBERO
    Sounds like everything is going well in your life! emoticon
    1123 days ago
  • JOYCRN
    I am sorry that you seem disappointed in the 7 lb loss in 2 months. I think it is awesome! And it looks like you had a swell time this summer! emoticon
    1123 days ago
  • GETNFITAFTER60
    Congrats on being sugar free. Love your pictures. Have a great day.
    1123 days ago
  • PURPOSEPOWER95
    Devil's Tower, wow what a sight. Thanks for sharing your travels. Slow and steady in wins the race. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am slow at losing too but I am going forward. Love your pics.
    1123 days ago
  • RSSSLHB
    emoticon pictures
    1123 days ago
  • GOSPELCLOWN
    What a lovely time with the kids! You look healthy and happy.

    Keep up the great work!
    1123 days ago
  • ERIECANALGAL
    Great pictures and update on all your happenings. emoticon emoticon
    1123 days ago
  • CRYSTLE4HIMTX12
    Praying and believing for just the right job. emoticon

    Loved the pictures. emoticon
    1123 days ago
  • BESTSUSIEYET
    Hugs back at ya! So glad you had the fun trip! Keep up with eating plan that makes you feel good. The rest will follow.
    1123 days ago
  • KMICHA
    Good to hear from you!! Thanks for the updates! God s so good! We are so blessed!!
    1123 days ago
  • ELSAT137
    Hi Susan!
    Sounds like things are going well. I will put a job for your hubby on my prayer list! What a fun trip. You were in my neck of the woods again. I recognized a lot of those places!! That weight will come off! Keep doing what you are doing!
    1123 days ago
  • EJOY-EVELYN
    You're an incredible role model for how God's love gets you through the tough times. Stay strong and faithful, and you'll soon have more rewards you were not expecting. I love Mt Rushmore and Devil's Tower . . . it's been too long since I've made the trip (Sept 21, 2001). May God fulfill all your hopes and dreams. Hug, hug -- Evelyn
    1123 days ago
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