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CJBAGGINS's Photo CJBAGGINS Posts: 30,836
2/22/09 12:29 A

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Love your pun!
And the Jesus/carbs comment, made me laugh out loud! Thanks for the giggle.

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LESLIEJEAN43's Photo LESLIEJEAN43 Posts: 26,758
2/19/09 12:20 P

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I love your story about the Atkins diet, and 'is Jesus a carb?', hahahaha!!
Thanks for the laugh today.
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2/19/09 9:34 A

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Welcome to SP! It's been a tough journey so far for me, but it's a good one. I feel like I knew all these things before, but I never really had to think about them.

I think first Communion is a lot like that too. My son is a good bit away from that still (21mo), but I know its going to hit me when I see him receive that Sacrament the first time. One Body, you know? We're all in it together, and God is right there in the thick with us. (SP's got the same idea, right? - all of us in it together. And in the thick of things, if you'll pardon the bad pun.)

First Communion reminded me of a story... My wife and I had tried Atkins for a while. We were at Mass, in the front row, kneeling during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, when my wife leans over to me. "Is Jesus a carb?" came out of her mouth and I couldn't help myself. Snorting out a laugh in the middle of a Eucharistic prayers gets you *stared* at. :)

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2/16/09 10:46 A

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Welcome to Spark!

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2/15/09 8:03 P

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Yes, I hear you about the pasta and bread. My son loves his pasta and would eat it for three meals a day plus snacks!

smaller plates is a good idea. Try and think of it as a positive step for you and dh instead of as a negative thing.

Good luck.

And thank you so much for your kind words.
You're so sweet.

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God is closer to us than water is to a fish.
- St. Catherine of Sienna

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain.
- Psalm 127:1




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LOUISARINK's Photo LOUISARINK Posts: 22
2/15/09 7:25 P

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Funny - it is my kids getting older that has helped me gain a bunch of weight. When they were really little, they never ate our food anyway, so it was easy to diet. Now though, I have to figure out how to cook for the four of us, and what they mostly like are my weak spots - bread and pasta! I'm really trying so hard to actually eat the portions I'm supposed to eat, as opposed to the ones I want to eat! I actually bought new plates this weekend - DH and I need to have the luncheon size so that we feel we are eating a full plate. Ugh. Makes me grumpy. BUT, especially as the mom of girls, I feel strongly that they need to see me eating responsibly - I don't want to see them gain weight and feel badly about themselves. Also, they are still at the point where they haven't learned to overeat yet - they eat until they're full only. Lucky ducks. CJ, I just want to thank you for all the work you do on this site! You are an inspiration to me; I don't know how you find the time, but wanted to let you know I appreciate it. Have a lovely day.

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CJBAGGINS's Photo CJBAGGINS Posts: 30,836
2/15/09 3:11 P

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I'm so glad someone replied to this thread so I got a notification about it.

I didn't realize you had replied to my post, Louisarink. Sorry about that!

I completely agree about the greatest adventure of mothering and that our little ones' eyes are watching every move and every bite we put in our bodies. I remember when my 'little ones' (14.5, 13, 10.5) were toddlers and I felt like having a cookie or something, they would be watching me with their little eyes and I'd snatch my hand back from the cupboard. "Let's have an orange!" I'd say. I have to find that woman again. She took a vacation there for a few years and put on the weight to prove it.

cj

God is closer to us than water is to a fish.
- St. Catherine of Sienna

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain.
- Psalm 127:1




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2/15/09 12:45 P

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Welcome to the team!

With God all things are possible. I will do my best daily to live Gods truth in thought, word, action and deed.
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1/22/09 9:12 A

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Hi CJ - I know what you mean about the kids watching you! "What are you doing? Who are you talking to? Why didn't you mention me?" Those are sentences I hear a lot! Being a mom is the greatest adventure I've ever had - it is one of the reasons I need to lose this weight. I don't want my girls to see me as a prisoner to food, you know? I'm so excited to see that there are lots of other women out there with the same struggles I have. I'm looking forward to encouraging my new team. Have a great day!

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1/21/09 10:12 P

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Welcome to Sparkpeople and to our team!

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

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CJBAGGINS's Photo CJBAGGINS Posts: 30,836
1/21/09 9:36 P

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Welcome to the Team!

I am forty next week and I have two girls (one of whom received Confirmation last year). I, too, work full time outside the home and struggle to figure out how to juggle all my responsibilities.

Thanks for sharing about yourself on here! I will enjoy getting to know you.

(by the way - I also have a wonderful son who will be confirmed this year. He was standing next to me as I typed and I didn't want to forget him!)

cj

Edited by: CJBAGGINS at: 1/21/2009 (21:36)
God is closer to us than water is to a fish.
- St. Catherine of Sienna

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain.
- Psalm 127:1




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1/21/09 12:00 P

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I would like to WELCOME you to the team.
Good luck on your Journy to a better health, we are all in this together. So happy to have you here!
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LOUISARINK's Photo LOUISARINK Posts: 22
1/21/09 10:25 A

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Hi All -
I am new to SP, but have been Catholic for a long time. I'm looking for other people in similar circumstances to my life to encourage me! I'm 40, and have 2 young girls, both of whom are making their first communion in April. I'm happily married, and I work full time. I'm trying to figure out how to juggle my life and still be healthy! I promised myself I'd commit to SP so that I can re-lose all the weight I've gained (I re-gained about 40 lbs from the 90 I lost before!). I don't usually ever post or put any info about myself "out there", but I HAVE to stick to this!

Have a great day.

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