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Cadbury eggs, a lament to a dear friend.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Time again for that crazy rabbit to fill our baskets with all kinds of fattening goodies.
I say we make that rabbit eat them himself....well maybe just one Cadbury egg for me...Just kidding.
I know that I will eat something good but it is a holiday and they are made for fun. Of course Easter is more than that. It is a day of miracles. It is a day of joy! We need to remember that above all else. It is a day for families to get together and enjoy. Jesus died to save us from our sins and in such a horrible way. Then he arose and showed us what a true miracle he is. We should live the best we can and do the best we can and be the best we can be.

Where is that little rascally bunny? emoticon
where did he go? Is he eating the honey?
Is he hopping down the bunny trail?
Drop those Cadbury eggs you little robber.
I see that chocolate , in your pocket.
Is that chick your friend? emoticon
Your day will come, it is almost the end.
Your season is the reason those Cadbury eggs are here. emoticon
Oh Cadbury egg, why do you tease me so?
Oh the pain, of the gain, and the embarrasement
of your harrasment.
You follow me everywhere in the store,
begging me to take you home with me.
Well maybe just one to eat in the car.
who am I fooling. You get me every Easter.
So I will eat them on Easter and then say good-bye.

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BKNOCK 4/10/2014 6:37AM


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CATLADY52 4/9/2014 1:48PM

    Eat one or two and be satisfied with that. emoticon At least that will be a good strategy. emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 4/9/2014 12:06PM

    LOL! Cadbury eggs have never been a favorite of mine, but those malted milk eggs. emoticon Oh, my!!!

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AKATHLEEN54 4/9/2014 8:27AM

    I remember panicking this time last year because I was still fairly new to Spark and this was the first major holiday that I had to deal with. The best advice I received was echoed in your own words and that is to remember that the holiday is not really about the food. Its about being with family and friends and being so grateful for all that has been done for us and all that we have been given. That doesn't mean that I won't eat one (or two) of those Cadbury eggs too, but it wouldn't be normal if I didn't!! emoticon Everything in moderation and we will be fine!! Happy Easter to you!! emoticon emoticon

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GONE2014 4/8/2014 11:09PM

    Just one eaten slowly savoring every bite ...

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SAM60SUMTHINK 4/8/2014 10:00PM

    One word, dear friend: SAVOR.

Yup. Love it. Love it slowly.
Let it linger, close your eyes,
and enjoy.
A little will go a long way
and be a Better Experience
than gobbled
(um, that's a Thanksgiving word,
but you get the jist...)
up too quickly.

Enjoy - savor! - your Cadbury egg
and move on
with no guilt about the joy!
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ELSCO55 4/8/2014 9:50PM

    Good strategy.

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Out of the hospital and off to see the wizard

Saturday, April 05, 2014

I was in the hospital day and night with hubby. His kidney function when down to 10 so now he is on dialysis and fighting 3 kinds of bacteria in his blood. He had dialysis twice and his kidneys have gone up again....20! I feel like the wizard waved his wand and hubby got better. He is eating again and his color is good and he has some energy for the first time in a long time.
I feel as if the wizard of Oz dropped back down in kansas and gave me the ruby slippers. Bad thing is I gained 2 pounds in the hospital. It was not like hospital food but restaurant quality. they had the best stir fry but it was either on rice or noodles...and the wicked witch of the west forced carrot cake down my throat. It was a small bundt pan cake but with too much frosting. I told myself it was all right because I was so worried. The cake was good but there was no pill from wonderland to make me smaller.
Well today I started walking more and going for more...up to 5000, not much for some but a white rabbit moment for me. I followed him everywhere except down the rabbit hole. I don't want to get stuck there and not lose more. I am going to follow the yellow brick road and find oz because I don't want to go to wonderland through the whole but to onederland through trying and doing and moving and eating healthy food. I got mostly gluten free today and going to start that tomorrow. I bought healthy meat, vanilla almond milk and salad stuff. Good start I think.
Now if only the Easter bunny would follow that white rabbit down the whole, it would be much safer to go to get groceries..... emoticon

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AKATHLEEN54 4/8/2014 12:34PM

    Glad to hear your hubby is doing better.
It would be so much easier to go grocery shopping if those chocolate rabbits weren't hopping around everywhere, but stay strong. It sounds as though you are on the right track!! emoticon

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BEEJAY49 4/6/2014 5:55PM

    I'm so glad your hubby is doing better. :) You will get back on track too! HUGS!

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CATLADY52 4/6/2014 3:05PM

    I'm glad your DH is doing well. emoticon

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 4/6/2014 1:44PM

    So glad your hubby is doing better. Hope he continues to improve. emoticon

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WAY2GOCAT 4/6/2014 2:52AM

    My prayers are with you and your hubby!

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NANCYPAT1 4/6/2014 12:37AM

    Prayers going out for you and your hubby

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BKNOCK 4/5/2014 11:46PM

    emoticon Glad your husband is doing better! Stress always makes me eat too much!

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L*I*T*A* 4/5/2014 11:18PM

    great news your DH is improving!!!
blessings and hugs......lita

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PAULALALALA 4/5/2014 10:02PM

    So glad to hear your DH is doing so much better! I know what you mean about that so called "hospital food". My Mom and I eat at a hospital cafeteria every week for lunch when I take her to do errands. The food is great and after you go through the line and pay a very reasonable price, then there's a beautiful dining room to sit in with large windows looking out on a landscaped area with fish ponds.

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/5/2014 8:10PM

    Happy to hear he is doing better.

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today I am riding a high and kicked a habit to the curb!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I have been trying to break the habit of eating after 7 for such a long time.
At night I would sit, grab some munchies and watch t.v. Didn't get the good stuff like carrot and celery, not even popcorn but the bad stuff...high calorie foods, frozen pizza, sandwiches anything that I didn't eat during the day. I did good during the day, then crashed it by stuffing my mouth at night. I didn't really pay attention because I was in the throws of a good action movie or series. Oh I had good intentions this last week. I tried and held off that snack for many hours. In fact night before last I held it of until after midnight and then cracked and ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Well last night I had a talk with my stomach. Usually I start out with good intentions...but somewhere between my head and my stomach, it starts rumbling and my head gets food on the brain...especially now with hubby and Moms health.
Well it went like this:
Listen stomach I hear your call to that food. I am absolutely tired of ignoring my good intentions just to fuel your rumblings. Why can't you just wait until morning? I am not going to give in this time. I have my feet up and will not let them down without good reason and that is not to get food for your evening satisfaction. You know you are not hungry and just want to stuff those bad things in your mouth. I am not bringing trigger foods in the house so that helps but you seem to find food anyway. Well not this time Mister! I am sticking to my plan of breaking this habit once and for all so beat it. Stop the rumblings, stop the thoughts of a calorie laden snack because it ain't going to happen!
Oh my gosh...I made it through the night with no food after 7! I am so proud of myself, I could do a jig and you know what now that I know I can do it....I am going to make it my new evening habit.
So today I am riding a high and can't wait to break the next habit. So pick a habit you want to break and see how good it feels! It is better than a sugar rush....which is the next to tackle. I might not do it in a day but now I know I can do it...a little at a time.
emoticon coming out of that cocoon and starting to open up.

Come ride with me
and you will see
Just how good life can be.

Hugs and rainbows. Namaste, Pam

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BKNOCK 3/27/2014 10:56PM

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CRAFTSFAN1 3/27/2014 6:38PM

    Focus on this change for at least 2-3 weeks before adding a new formal change.

During the day you can add as many changes you want to, make whatever good or bad choices you want to, BUT THIS CHANGE HAS TO STAY FOREVER, because it is the change that you pick for your lifestyle. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I know you can do it PAM.

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AKATHLEEN54 3/27/2014 8:44AM

    That's great!! emoticon I am trying to break my habit of eating a big bowl of ice cream while I watch TV at night..... it's not easy, but we can do this.... so far day #3 for me!! Keep going!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 3/26/2014 6:51PM

    emoticon I'm proud that you did it! Now just keep going and it will be like it never happened. emoticon

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    Thanks for sharing your chat with you growling tummy... Nice to know you won!!

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 3/26/2014 12:35PM

    That's terrific!!! Maybe you should make it a streak and see how far you can go with it like I'm doing by staying off the scale. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OLDEROWL 3/26/2014 12:23PM

    Remember this feeling the next time you get the urge to eat after 7. Also, consistency not perfection should be the goal so don't let any one or two slip up(s) get you down. Experts say it takes 21 days to form a new habit, but I say one or two days slipping up out of 21 days would qualify for being consistent.
Pretend that you are driving a police car. That old habit is standing on the curb waiting to try and cross in front of other drivers where it is against the law. But that is not as important as whether other cars are obeying the law, so keep your main focus on the road, since and 99 times out of 100, that old habit won't dare try to jaywalk in front of you, but other drivers need your attention.
Remember other important issues deserve your attention, ignore that old habit.
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CHERDOLL8 3/26/2014 11:50AM

    emoticon emoticon one day at a time

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FROGHEMOTH 3/26/2014 11:50AM

    Awesome job!

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Let me out! Its dark in here!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

I know inside there is a butterfly and she wants to fly! I feel like a caterpillar, crawling on the ground and never getting very far. Then slowly learning, but going backwards, I encased myself in that safe, dark cocoon, but now I want out. I want to transform into a beautiful butterfly and leave the darkness to soar high. I know I am a miracle but I feel as if I am not done. I need that freedom of taking the weight off my body.
Too many times I have cried because I was afraid that I could not do it. I have done it many times before but gained it back and it is scary. How do I know I can keep it off? I think that is why I lose belief in myself but when I am here with my friends, I know I can do it.
I am going to say this everyday until it sinks in. I know there are more of you that feel the desperation but we can kick this! We can do anything we put out minds to...but we have to work at it...not the desperate plea and rush into it...but the taking it day by day and enjoying the journey. You can stay in the dark and say Why can't i do this or you can just eat healthy and move your body. Make it fun, dance, garden, just take a walk, but move it.
the darkness will become lighter until you can soar. Just don't let it stress you out until you gain from the urgency you make it. Take your time and do it right this time.

I believe in myself and know I can do it
I am tired of being overweight and physically unfit
Inside I have a butterfly, waiting to get out
I can do this! I can do this , I can do this! I shout.

this is my saying for every day, now make your own and say it like you mean it!
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    great mantra.. I love butterflies

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PAULAAUTUMN 3/24/2014 3:55AM

    You will do it because you want to. You will emerge from the dark and blossom into a bright butterfly that will spread its wings and fly.
One day at a time, one step at a time and you will get there, emoticon emoticon beacuse you are emoticon

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WAY2GOCAT 3/23/2014 9:12PM

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Fly, baby, fly!

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    You CAN and you WILL! You've got this! emoticon

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PEGGYO 3/23/2014 12:55PM

    thanks for sharing

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CHERIJ16 3/23/2014 12:24PM

    emoticon I love those last two lines and I am going to make them my mantra too. Thanks for sharing.

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The odd life of Timothy Green ,a message of hope

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Wow. I just saw the odd life of Timothy Green. Odd little concept of a boy coming out of a box of messages buried in a garden. Strange vision and one that could not happen. Who knows? Who says it is impossible? the thing is it takes your heart with it. I cheered with all the triumphs. I wanted to tell some people off lol, and then I cried at the end.
It is a movie with a message, many messages really. It gives you hope that if you really want something bad enough you can make it come true. It is a lesson of love, parenthood, loving people even though they are different and it shows that no matter who you are or how smart, talented or beautiful, you have the right to be loved. There is hope that even the most lonesome can find a friend. I just wanted to cry when he lost the leaves because I knew that when they were gone then so was he.
We are so blessed that sometimes we can't even see it for all the negatives that are thrown at us daily. We sometimes stumble along until something or someone opens our eyes.
I know that inside I have the ability to make my life better by getting healthy and losing this weight that crushes my body and limits my life. There are so many things around us that move us and sometimes we just let them pass.
Sometimes we need a reminder of the miracles and magic that surrounds us. The world is full of hope and love but when we are down or sick we let it slip by.
I am so tired of being overweight. I have been my whole life but it is my fault. I over ate the food. I was a couch potato. I cried because I thought it will never go away. I have gained while I was gone and sometimes felt so lost because I did not have the support of my sp friends. Many times I felt like crawling in a hole and giving up but we can't. We need that feeling of hope and love. We need that feeling of not being the only ones like this but we are not. There are so many like us that are feeling desperate and hopeless. Yet hope is within us. It is sometimes buried deep but it is there. Love and believe in yourself! I am going to do it this time and so are you! Let's do this. emoticon emoticon

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    Good blog. Good start.
Build YOUR new healthy life-style one step at a time.
Build it strong...
for me ... I am focusing on "Being MINDFUL"
Making myself be aware of what I am doing (or not) and making myself choose thoughfully all my actions. No I am not successful at the "ALL" but I am getting better all the time at paying attention to my choices.
You can reach your goals... while on your way...
Hugs, Audra

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DAISYPETAL 3/23/2014 12:17AM

    I believe you can do it. And I believe I will be right beside you and if I can't keep up I will continue to cheer you on. BUT Granny, don't take time to look back or I might get ahead of you. :) So get that plan going. March 1st is coming very soon. Hugs and by the way, great blog. :) Jude

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