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Living now and not at some future date!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

I do live for now, which was not always the case!! I love to swim and wouldn't swim at times as I did not want to look not perfect!! I weighed 140. Now I always swim as my fat self if given the opportunity!!

6.5 years ago, I had a 10% chance to live 3 years. I am living on borrowed time so I try to have as much fun as I can and never pass up an opportunity. I do not worry about needless things. I spend whatever I want and have fun.

I fixed dinner for 6 today on 1.5 hours notice and had a ball and everyone enjoyed it.
I still made lasagna from scratch and salad and didn't worry about dessert as I forgot to get nuts. Saved me from going over my calories. HA!

Have a beautiful day my fellow sparkers!
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  • KKINNEA
    Agree, life is short and we need to make the most of every day.
    3253 days ago
  • LESLIE_2B_LESS
    emoticon Barb on pulling off a great time for all!
    3254 days ago
  • BARB4RICK
    I am really a mathematical girl and not into writing, so it is amazing all the attention I got from a few sentences!!

    Thanks all!

    barb emoticon
    3260 days ago
  • GERMANIRISHGIRL
    Great attitude! Great blog!

    Spark on!
    3260 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9867280
    I love your blogs as they are always so encouraging. Living for the now!!! Totally agree!!!

    Thank you for sharing.
    3260 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5803168
    It is amazing the change in attitude when our lives are threatened, is a blessing in disguise.Glad that you are getting out there and doing things and worrying about how you look beacause it doesn't matter. Wow talk about short notice on cooking dinner!!!
    3260 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9543726
    It's amazing to look back on those small bodies and wonder why we were so self-conscious about them. I remember thinking how ridiculously fat I was at 125 lbs!! Now I don't even want to get back to such a low weight! Sometimes I wish I could go back and smack my younger self silly. :D
    3261 days ago
  • MARTHA503
    Live in the moment with family land friends is awesome. We are often putting things off for later but right now is the future. On 10/6 of this year I reached my 5th year if being cancer free and am grateful for every moment of life.

    Congrats on your success.
    3261 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    You are so right to live in the moment as we NEVER know what tomorrow will bring!!! You are AWESOME!!!!
    3261 days ago
  • BARB4RICK
    Hubby had already cleaned the house as we knew we were having the meeting. I just decided to feed the members at the last moment since many were coming from work.

    If he had not cleaned I would have been out of energy.
    3261 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/18/2011 2:25:11 AM
  • KIMBERTA99
    You are definitely right, we need to live at the moment as we don't know what tomorrow will bring!! WOW it would of taken me 1.5 hours just to clean up the house!!! Good for you!! Sounds like a yummy dinner!!
    3261 days ago
  • BARB4RICK
    I only live a block from the HEB and of course I brought this upon myself!!
    barb
    3261 days ago
  • MJ-SHE-BEAST
    LIVING NOW...and dying later...sounds like a great plan to me!

    I'm shocked to hear that you had such a grim prognosis. You would never know to look at you. Thank you for sharing that. It really impressed me and I am so glad you live for the moment and don't worry anymore. Proud of you!
    3261 days ago
  • SAM60SUMTHINK
    You're a strong lady! Love your fighting spirit! (It's hard to feel that way sometimes, but it is there inside you and glowing in your words tonight! Some people 'merely give in' when given such prognosis, but you are HERE!! How true that the threat of ending life gives us more desire to grasp onto every joy - no matter how large or small.

    Yikes, dinner for 6 with only 1.5 hours notice?!? It would have taken me that long to run to the store to buy enough food! lol Sounds like a fantastic dinner!

    3261 days ago
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