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Yeah, sunshine!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I was driving into work at 6:30 this morning and topped one of our many hills and saw the sun. It was glorious! It looked warm and bright and promising.
It raised a touch of hope in my snow weary heart as the radio had just announced another winter weather to hit us this coming week.
Thank you Lord for your promise of Spring.

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KADULAC 2/24/2014 8:12PM

    We are having sunshine too. I'm so glad Spring is coming.

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CHANCETARYN 2/20/2014 6:10PM

    Everything was melting here today, but more snow/ice is coming tomorrow. Spring will be here soon!

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CINDYAST 2/20/2014 4:10PM

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Enjoy it while you can! Stay warm!

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DEB62BIE62 2/20/2014 12:28PM

    emoticon We've had sun the past week, and I love it. It's been in the 70's and 80's. Crazy for February. I actually saw people swimming in an outdoor swimming pool, it was so warm. February is usually our coldest month. emoticon

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February 3, 2014-A small victory.

Monday, February 03, 2014

I crashed my computer this past fall so I finally got a new one and it took forever to get a handle on Windows 8--UGH. But I'm back. Anyway, come January I jumped back on the weight loss train and picked up an accountability partner at work. This was something I really needed. So I started dealing with my emotions/feelings instead of eating them. I get stressed easily and at work food is way to handy, also that combined with sitting at a desk most of the day is not a healthy situation
Well this afternoon I left to go home in the middle of a snowstorm. We had 3 inches on the ground and it was coming down heavily. Our town is in a budget crunch so roads weren't cleared and most areas not even sanded. Cars were sliding all over the road and I passed a 3 car pile-up. I was shaking so hard and when I called ahead and heard a voice from home I started to cry. It took over and hour plus to drive 30 miles. I got home shaking, hurting from tightly gripping the wheel, and with tears in my eyes I unloaded my work bag into my house but instead of grabbing chips, cookies and soda I grabbed a shovel and started in on the snow piles. An hour later I had stopped shaking, crying and feeling out of control and helpless. Plus, the driveway was cleaned and pretty good if I say so myself. I didn't eat and I felt better not so stiff in my back. So for today I am happy with this small victory and hope to see more in the future.

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KADULAC 2/13/2014 4:11PM

    Yay for small victories. I'm sorry about the drive. We've had a lot of freezing rain this winter and my family had to drive too and from work in it. I would be the same as you if I had to drive in it. I'm glad you got home safe and enjoyed shoveling instead of cookies and chips.

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CINDYAST 2/3/2014 8:40PM

    Wow, rough drive home! Glad you made it safely and way to go on handling all the stress it caused! And your driveway looks great as a bonus!
emoticon Sending some sunshine to help melt the snow and ice!

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Welcome Nathan Peter Lawrence.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

My 5th grandchild made his entrance into the world this weekend. Tiny, red, bruised from being born face up. He is helpless, scared of the noise his older siblings make and totally reliant on Mom for everything. He is so helpless. As I hold him close and marvel at his being, a nagging fear nibbles my mind. What will life be like for him as he grows? Will he have to endure bullying, abuse, hatred, fear, war, etc. I look at this child and he looks back through squinted eyes and then.. I see hope. The words of a Gaither song pop to mind..." How sweet to hold a newborn baby, and feel the pride and joy he brings. But greater still the calm assurance, this child can face uncertain days, because He lives" As I bow my head in prayer of thanks for this life I also ask forgiveness for doubt and fear, my Nathan can face what is coming because Christ lives! In difficult times may we all remember Jesus holds the future and we can face what comes because of Him.

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KADULAC 8/8/2013 11:28PM

    Congratulations. That is wonderful that you can be there with him.

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THEADMIRAL 8/7/2013 3:15PM

    Congratulations and AMEN!

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MAW_OH 8/6/2013 10:48PM

    Welcome, Baby!! emoticon

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CINDYAST 8/6/2013 8:12PM

    Congrats on your new grandson. What a precious gift and what a wonderful reminder that God holds him in His hand.
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CASTIRONLADY 8/6/2013 8:08PM

    What a precious gift for that baby boy, a grandparent that can point him to the One who lives. Praise His Holy Name! emoticon

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Bad food day.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Getting back from vacation, I was so happy to only gain a pound, since we stayed with family and food, eating schedules and such was so different. But, since I've gotten' back I can't seem to get it going again. I am running from one thing to another and meals are crammed in between or snacks instead. I have to get back on track with the exercise too. I do so much better on a schedule but my life never stays on a schedule. This week I watched a video by Tennie McCarty and food additions, I am reading her books.

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KADULAC 7/19/2013 1:21AM

    I understand how hard it is to get back to eating healthy. I've had a hard time getting back on track after my parents left.

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PEZCATHY 7/18/2013 3:08PM

    Just think though, only one pound! Don't let that fool you though. I know I've done that before, thinking, oh, look at what I ate and I only gained one pound, so I keep eating that way and before I know it, I've gained 10 lbs.....or 20 lbs. I know you can do it! Set yourself up an eating plan, a menu, shop for it and don't buy any temptations that can make you slip up. Hope you had a good vacation. What were the results of your lyme disease test?

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CINDYAST 7/15/2013 9:33AM

    Summer just seems to be a time when schedules go out the window! But, emoticon Keep trying!

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CHANGE4FIT 7/14/2013 10:19PM

    Getting back on the "straight and narrow" after vacation or other disruptive events is always a challenge. You can do it! You are in the for long haul!!

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Doctors scare me.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Do you have that problem? I make an appointment and I'm fine with that part but as the day arrives everything goes wrong. I think I sabotage myself especially with food and then when I get in I'm running to the bathroom and my Blood pressure goes up and I just want to get out of there. I forget half the things I wanted to ask and I seem to only hear the bad stuff. After an appointment like that this week my husband asks "how did it go?" I mumble, "OK I'm good for a while" and I breath a sigh of relief yet, it isn't OK I need to get over this. I always feel like a kid standing in front of the Principal and sure I'm in trouble. Has anyone out there experienced this and over come it? Can you tell me how?

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KADULAC 6/20/2013 6:58PM

    I don't fear doctors, just don't like going. I agree that making a list of questions can help. You can at least hand them to him/her so they will know your concerns and help you.

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JANTWO 6/19/2013 12:23AM

    I have a very sweet doctor. Making a list is a great way to remember to ask all of the questions you have before going. emoticon

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MCFITZ2 6/18/2013 9:03PM

    I do not have a fear of Dr.'s, however if I don't make a list of what I am concerned about and questions I have I will walk in and out with out remembering most of it.
I have handed the list to my Dr. and we have gone down the list. I did Dr. shopping until I found one that recognized I had a brain and used it. He listens and answers my questions.

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CINDYAST 6/18/2013 8:32PM

    I used to have that problem. Then I started going to women doctors and that made a huge difference for me. I'm just more comfortable talking to a woman about my concerns and issues. I guess I assume since shes also a woman, she'll understand better what I'm telling her!

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JAZZMINE 6/18/2013 4:36PM

    My fear is not the doctor, but the side effects from the drugs they prescribe. I cut my finger at work and went to the nurse for a band aid. She sent me to the Dr. for a tetanus shot. My lower lip swelled up. Allergic reaction!


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BEBARB149 6/18/2013 3:27PM

    I used to be that way about doctors and was always frustrated because I never seemed to get the problem I was seeing them about across. I don't know if I've gotten so old I don't care any more or if I've just come to realize I have to be my own best advocate because no one else can do it, but I've lost the fear. They are just people, but many of them seem to have an over inflated idea of their importance and you have to be up to working around that at your appointment, so do make a list before you go and maybe learn some relaxation techniques to do. Remember, doctors are no different (smarting, wiser, more honest) than the checker at the grocery, they just have a different skill set. Treat going to the doctor the same as going shopping and you'll have an easier time.

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JAMBABY0 6/18/2013 2:59PM

    I have this problem when I go to the dentist and how I get over it is kind of silly but I will share it with you in the hopes it will help you. The day of my appointment when I first start to feel kind of anxious I go in the bathroom and while looking in the mirror I tell my self (out loud) "I am an adult, No words he says can physically hurt me, if there is something wrong I can deal with it because I am responsible for me, no matter what happens this appointment will end, I will live and go home!, I go because I AM WORTH IT". Now sometimes when I get there and I am sitting in the waiting room I have to do this again, sometimes I have to do it 3 or 4 times depending on what I think he may tell me. As for your questions always write them on a piece of paper that you take with you, this I do for all appointments, Good luck and let me know if this helps you.

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PEZCATHY 6/18/2013 2:56PM

    I am the same way when I go to the dentist! I have even on occasion cancelled due to "illness" (yeah right). And that is just for cleanings! Did you have a particularly traumatic experience as a child at the doctor? That is the reason I am petrified of the dentist. I am very diligent with my oral hygiene just so I won't have a problem and won't have to go!

As far as the doctor goes, I rarely have to go because 1. I don't have insurance and 2. I hardly ever get sick , but when I do have to go, I make sure to write down any questions or problems I am having because I always forget. Make sure you tell him/her about your anxiety too, because they may be able to offer you some suggestions on overcoming it (and put that on your list so you won't forget to talk about it!).

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