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8/28/11 9:28 P

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Hi and real glad to meet you.Give Sam a big hug & kiss for me.I love poodles.I have always had Toy Poodles.My baby is a choc.toy poolle.She is 10.5 and her name is Minnie Mouse.She is everything to me .My friend,baby,companion.and love of my life.Don't know what i would do without her.Take care. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

MARY1313's Photo MARY1313 Posts: 5,454
3/29/11 10:09 A

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Hi Valerie! glad you are back! I bet your Standard Poodles are great exercise generators!

Mary

Mary in Alabama

If I can quit smoking, I can lose weight!

"How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!" - George Elliston


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VALEROWE's Photo VALEROWE Posts: 111
3/29/11 8:08 A

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Begrόίen Sie zurόck, Kelly! We've been "off the Spark" for a while as well, and in just one day we (my husband and I) feel re-energized. We have two Standard Poodles, and aren't they just models for health and fitness? Good luck with your goals. emoticon
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1/26/11 12:42 P

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emoticon Welcome back Kelly and Sam [belatedly]! Ooh that temptation! But together we can deal with it. Sounds so much better than limit the damage. I'm looking forward to spring too, though I might be tempted to try a little cross-country skiing if we get enough snow (1 or 2 weekends a year here in metro DC).

One more thing, Tara tells me to remind Sam that he's (she's?) welcome to chat with her and all the other friendly pups on their thread here.

Again, welcommen (I don't know German, but it's similar enough in Danish ;)),

Jane.

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1/10/11 4:11 P

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Welcome back Kelly and Sam. I don't have any pearls of wisdomn to help with your issue but I will give you lots of moral support.

My toy poodle, Maggie, is my joy. She welcomes you both too.

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Sue
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MARY1313's Photo MARY1313 Posts: 5,454
1/9/11 6:38 P

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Oh and if you can't do the sugar free hot chocolate, dropping in a square of real chocolate would be better than eating a whole sweet dessert! If you can cut down even you will see an improvement, but it's going to take some work on your part, but I believe that you are ready to take back your life!!!!

Mary

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MARY1313's Photo MARY1313 Posts: 5,454
1/9/11 6:36 P

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Aspartame is a nasty drug for sure. When I drink fizzy mineral water, I add lime or lemon or orange juice to it for a flavor so that I am getting a little bit of a taste too.

Mary

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If I can quit smoking, I can lose weight!

"How beautiful a day can be
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KELLYANNALLEN's Photo KELLYANNALLEN Posts: 68
1/9/11 6:27 P

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Thanks for the ideas! I have to see what diet hot chocolates we have that do not contain aspartame or Cyclamates though.... One nasty complication I have with sweet stuff is almost all of the sugar replacements give me migranes... I do NOT drink any diet sodas at all, I can however drink up to 2 liters or more of fizzy mineral water in a shift...

I have to keep going, I have a family history of diabetes, and unfortunately I have the star of arthritis in both hip joints due to birth defects (Hip displaysia) I want to be happy healthy and lean!

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DELAPIS's Photo DELAPIS Posts: 1,504
1/9/11 6:15 P

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Kelly,
If you like chocolate and are a coffee drinker, here's a treat that helps me. I take a package of sugar free 25 calorie Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix and pour it into a cup. Then I add hot coffee instead of hot water and stir it up really well. It's absolutely delicious! I got the idea from a "skinny" friend of mine who has a more fattening version of it from Starbuck's every morning. I find that it satisfies my cravings for a fattening treat and it's only 25 calories!

Dee

Whenever I''m tempted to eat something I shouldn''t, I remember the following: "Don''t eat for the moment''s pleasure, for when that moment''s gone, the consequences will stay with you, from that moment on."
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1/9/11 6:05 P

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Hi Kelly! glad you are back. You know, one thing you can do is make sure you eat a good meal before you go into work. Then if you are just craving craving craving, bring some things to work with you that are sweet, sugar free cool whip with any kind of fruit that you like to put it on, plus a few sliced almonds for some protein. Anything that is a low calorie sweet would be good for you instead of the heavy sweets you are battling at work. Also take a small meal with you to work so that you are not getting hungry, something that has protein in it like string cheese (I love the Sargento light) and peanut butter crackers, an apple.

It will take a little pre planning on your part, but you can do things to combat the cravings for sugar. Sugar is an addiction just like nicotine and it takes a while to get it down to a dull roar. Also, nothing but diet drinks, no full sugar drinks and try to have at least one water for every diet drink you have.

No baking sweets at home. there is no use torturing yourself that way for sure!

Mary

Edited by: MARY1313 at: 1/9/2011 (18:06)
Mary in Alabama

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When kindness touches it!" - George Elliston


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DELAPIS's Photo DELAPIS Posts: 1,504
1/9/11 5:52 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon to you ALL! We all know the struggles and temptations you're fighting. It's our daily fight too. We're glad you joined our site.

You may want to let Sam chat on our site too. We have a special place on here that allows our poodles to chat with each other. It's very entertaining, as our poodles can express themselves very well. After all---they ARE the MOST intelligent ones in our family.

Zoey and I welcome you to the group.

Dee

Whenever I''m tempted to eat something I shouldn''t, I remember the following: "Don''t eat for the moment''s pleasure, for when that moment''s gone, the consequences will stay with you, from that moment on."
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1/9/11 5:44 P

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Hi! Again emoticon

My name is Kelly, I'm 43 and I have a wonderful Partner and a poodle named Sam, who is a rescue from a shelter here in Baden-Baden Germany where we live.

This will probably be the 3 or 4th time We have both started Sparkpeople again, and the second time I'm joining the Poodle Club.

Weight loss is not an option, it is a necessity for both of us, and Sam will be our best hiking, Camping and Nordic Walking buddy once the weather clears up enough to do it!

I'm also fighting a major temptation at work, since I am a full time Pastry Chef in a very busy restaurant. God, sweet, ice cream, chocolate....

I can use all the ideas to keep me from both stress eating and mindless eating you have.

Again..

HELLO!

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