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I Snack While Sparking

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Not all the time, but often. SP is a trigger.

Today I walked in the rain and turned the corner to find one of my neighbors with a fire truck, ambulance, and police cars in front of their house. This couple has been dealing with severe chronic illness of hers for a very long time and I have a strong feeling that the end has come.

I didn't want to intrude upon the scene, but tomorrow will leave a card at their door asking if I can help in any way. On Thursday morning, I volunteered to go with a relative to their doc appt for moral support. I've watched this person get sicker every year, and I've tried to help. But ultimately, we each make our own choices.

SoCal is getting much-needed rain. I love it. Wishing all a good day.
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  • no profile photo CD23815638
    I hope your neighbors are doing well! And I'm watching about all the rain on the news tonight.... emoticon . Keep safe!
    567 days ago
  • READY201811
    I won’t love to be your neighbor the way you care so much about others
    568 days ago
    Great news about the rain. I know you need it.
    I left icy Vancouver yesterday and arrived at 8am to 30 C.
    From one extreme to the other. I wish we would some rain. emoticon
    568 days ago
    I'm loving the rain too, except that I can't go for a walk. But it's supposed to be dry on Friday, and I'll head back out then.
    569 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am so sorry about your neighbor. How kind of you to leave a message for them. Happy that your area is getting rain.
    569 days ago
    such a kind gesture snacks are good for you as long as they are healthy, will be praying for the neighbors hugs,
    569 days ago
    You have a big heart it is plain to see.
    569 days ago
    You are a very THOUGHTFUL person. I'm sure that card will be appreciated. As well the moral support will definitely raise the spirit of your friend who needs it! emoticon
    569 days ago
  • NANCY-
    You are a lovely lady.
    Sometimes folks think that they have no choice... or it is too late.
    569 days ago
    I'm so glad to see someone in California appreciative of the rain. On T.V here every weather occurrence in California is described as a disaster.

    I hope your neighbors are okay.

    I try to always eat at our eating bar but I find it's difficult when I am alone. It feels a little socially isolating. Sitting at the dining bar alone in a quiet room makes eating for me like another chore. That could be a good thing to a certain extent because I might not have distracted eating but it isn't a pleasant experience either. When you reach a certain age meal time becomes more important.
    569 days ago
    emoticon You are such a blessing to so many people. I admire that.
    569 days ago
    569 days ago
    I think a card is a great thing... good neighbors mean the world!!!
    569 days ago
    Measure it out, add it to your eating plan, and snack away while sparking. That way it's conscious, not unconscious. I agree with Rebecca, no guilt with food.

    Glad SoCal is getting rain. It was just really getting into the major drought when I moved from Oceanside and I know you guys need it. And I hope your neighbor is ok.
    569 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8180433
    When I first started on SparkPeople and started tracking my nutrition I was shocked that Birthday Cake was in the nutrition tracker. After a while I GOT IT. SP isn't about NOT living your life. You CAN snack. Just track it and make sure you exercise accordingly. The more you walk and exercise the more you can snack. As long as calories OUT are more than calories IN you'll lose weight. Of course you SHOULD reach for the apple instead of the chips but all things in moderation.
    569 days ago
    Interesting, TV was a trigger for me so I got rid of it. Sparks does nothing for me. Maybe its all the food ads and recipes on here. Sorry to hear of your neighbor :-(
    Its a shame about your relative, but at least they have your support.
    Glad you are getting rain! I wish we would not, its icy now thanks to a freezing rain and at -22 it will not melt any time soon. Most people will not put ice melt on public sidewalks :-(
    569 days ago
    You’re lovely, but you’re right. People need to ultimately make their own choices.
    569 days ago
    I hope things turn out ok for your neighbor.
    569 days ago
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