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Learning to accept myself and the solution.

Sunday, April 13, 2014



It seems like taking me a long time to understanding and accepting the solution.
I am talking about how to lose weight and keep it off for life. In order to lose weight and keep it off may not be easy. Most of people nowadays understands the solution that "It's not a diet, "it's a healthy life style"with eating right and exercise. If one can understand this concept and follow through, she will keep it off forever and happily ever after. I am focusing on get out of my comfort zone and do what I need to do.



Back in the day, I've try so many different fad diets. It works while I'm on it but as soon as I get off the diet, I've gained all my weight back and some extra. I do not want to repeat past mistake. Since I joined SparkPeople I've learned a lot of healthy way. I now have all the past experiences and knowledge. I think I'm little bit smarter, stronger and wiser then before :)



And trying to understand that there is no easy way out. Especially when you get older and your metabolism slows down, you need to make better choice, work little bit harder. I can not be eating or acting like when I was in my teens, when I could eat/do nothing and still kept fit and slim body.



Ok, I've got the theory, but we all are typical human-being and there are lots of temptations for us to derail our health journey. In my heart, I know creating better life is the choice you make today. Forget about yesterday. If you didn't made a good choice yesterday, you can always make better choice today. But all these self pep talk, its hard to follow through sometime. Although I will try everyday, making best out of what I can do each day.



I become so far in my journey. Lost lots of weight. And I'm in my happy weight range. But I still feels like I am living with Skelton in the closet. fear? Or I should say concern of that "I may regaining all the weight I've lost." And also I do have a body complex. Sometimes, I have problem with accepting new me. The body image hunts me time to time. That I still see my old self in the mirror.



Although I am getting better on my strength training, I can see some muscles are developing and my body composition is changing. In my head I think looks good but in my heart, I do not have enough confidence to wear certain type of clothes. Still feels needing of hide some parts of my body. I am working on it day by day, one step at a time to get my confidence level up. Encouraging myself daily to "keep on keeping on"!! Have some discipline to do what I got to do to keep me happy.

  
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WATERONE 4/15/2014 2:13PM

    Step by step is the only way to do it. Sounds like you have an excellent handle on how to start accepting yourself and letting go of the fear. emoticon

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ALIIDA 4/15/2014 7:13AM

    I haven't got back to the weight I was before forty yet. I was like you when I was young. I kept at average weight without thinking about it. And then after that.........Wow!! Disaster! Your blog helps me look into the future and have confidence I will stay at goal weight once I get there. It's the whole point after all. emoticon

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TINAJANE76 4/15/2014 2:59AM

    Hi Mickey. I think what you're experiencing is quite common among people once they reach goal. I've definitely dealt with some of the same struggles you've described, especially concerning body image and also the sabotage you described on the Balance and Moderation team threads. I personally find it helpful to take pictures of myself every once in a while to remind myself that what I look like in real life does not necessarily match the image I have of myself in my head and so I can see progress I'm making that's not reflected on the scale as I stay consistent with my eating and exercise habits. As far as the weekend eating is concerned, I share your pain there as well. I used to be caught in a similar pattern until I started to work on balancing out my eating a little more. I increased my calories slowly during the week and added in a few more things I consider to be treats throughout the week so I wasn't so tempted to eat everything in sight at the weekend. I still typically quite a bit eat more one or two meals a week, but it's not as insane as it used to be. Keep at it and you'll find the right balance for you.
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NUOVAELLE 4/14/2014 1:50AM

    You are on the right path, Mickey, you have nothing to fear. The important thing is that you lost weight with the right principles in mind - those of the lifelong healthy lifestyle - and not following the fad diets of the past. I know it's a battle, a hard one sometimes, to try to keep on doing the right things all the time. That's why we're all here for. To support one another and fight this battle together when things get really tough.
I believe in you and I know you can keep on keeping on, become stronger day by day and fight this fear of your new image. You're a wonderful person and you deserve the best!
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SHARON10002 4/13/2014 10:24PM

    Keep your focus on the positive things as much as you can - no matter how small or insignificant you think they are. We'll never be perfect, but we can do what we need to do a majority of the time. As long as we keep that focus, I think we'll achieve our goals no matter how long it takes. and that doesn't matter as long as we get there.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/13/2014 5:47PM

  Well said! You know, I think everyone I think everyone wishes @ one point or another that there were a magic pill, magic 'diet', magic this or that for weight loss until reality sets in. It takes hard work, determination, education, and having a good support system to develop a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is something that we feel comfortable doing over time and that helps being able to maintain it over time.

It requires flexibility, because we CAN'T do things like we used to. Look where that got us to!

A healthy lifestyle requires changes in our nutrition and exercise but even larger, sometimes, are the changes required mentally, emotionally and spiritually to accomplish the goals you've set up to achieve.

You are wise in your words . . . your blog is full of truth!

HUGS

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/13/2014 5:36PM

    love this blog love.keep on keeping on you are doing great love.just remeber to always own your choices weather good or bad own them and move on from there. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 4/13/2014 5:33PM

    Mickey,

I'm there! I understand! We can work this out together! Yes, at first I saw my former self, all the time when I looked in the mirror. It's not so much anymore, as you and all the other ladies, Curves, and even my family and friends here, are helping me to accept and understand how I look now. When I do see her in the mirror, I acknowledge her and have a conversation with herm to let her know how much I love her, and that the time I wore her body image, she and I had to learn how to co-exist, even though we didn't get along, because I was disgusted and just wanted to distance myself from her. When God started tweaking His Temple, He let me know that I had to love the before person. No matter how she looked or what I thought, I had to love her. It was just recently with the "I have to" and "I choose to" lesson of "100 Days of Weight Loss,"that I realized the final bridge of completely accepting me as I was, was happening! It was no longer that I had to do this, which I still felt disgust and disdain and I had no real love for her. When I spoke "I choose to" love her the mountain crumbled at my feet and I stepped over it! God had already told me that I had to love her and accept her, or I wouldn't be a whole person, because she was and is a part of me. Praise the Lord, the mountain has been moved, by His Grace!

AS far as being self-confident, that didn't come easy either. You see, I know who I am in Christ, and I just know that I know, that I'm taken care of the rest of my life by Him. I had all the confidence in the world when it came to my big brother, Jesus, and my Heavenly Father, but I had none in me. God led me to SP to help build my self-confidence. When I always saw the previous me in the mirror, what little self-worth I had would go crashing down into the sewers. Again, SP and everybody and their brother and sister came to my rescue again, as God directed them in such a way, as they communicated to me at a level I could understand, and then the self-confidence started growing! It grows continually each and every day, as does my faith. I do believe the two are intertwined.

We have this girl, as God has our back! Besides, greater is He who is in me, than he who is in the world!

Be blessed,

-Nancy Jean -
GA

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DALID414 4/13/2014 5:02PM

    As long as you keep doing the right things 80% of the time, the fear will go away.

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MJREIMERS 4/13/2014 4:52PM

    emoticon I know that it seems like my metabolism slows down about every five years since I hit my mid 30's. I find I have to lower my calories and/or increase my exercise to stay in my range. It's not easy, but I'm worth it and so are you!

Keep up the great job! Here's to a healthy lifestyle!

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DRAGON-CHICK 4/13/2014 4:24PM

    Best blog ever!


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DIGIT00 4/13/2014 3:19PM

  Keep up the good work

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POPSY190 4/13/2014 3:08PM

    It can be hard to adjust to changes in ourselves. But it is literally the habit of a lifetime we are trying to alter! Years of it! So it all takes time and effort. But you are well on the way! emoticon

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WAY2GOCAT 4/13/2014 2:34PM

    It takes a while sometimes to change our body image that we've grown so used to.

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**Wheat or No Wheat?** !?(・_・;?

Friday, April 04, 2014



For satisfying curious about trendiness of wheat/gluten free diet and such. I've rented and listened audio book from my library about "wheat" via online. In this book, the author talks about how the wheat affect our body and induced all type of illness includes arthritis and weight gain. ( I do have some mild arthritis in my back and experience of weight gain. I ponder myself, is this the reason for my suffering? ) I thought you needs to eliminate wheat, if you are wheat intolerance or celiac disease. But according to the book, wheat doesn't have much benefit but has lots of bad influence/effect on us. I was so shock to hear that wheat does causes weight gain a big time! I thought I was doing well switching white flour, bread and pasta to whole wheat kind. But sounds like that is not good enough. I feels there are lots of media info and lots of confusions.

I became very aware of the healthy life style since I started my weight loss journey. I now learned "it's not the diet, it is a healthy life style" is the key. And I watch what I eat and I eat lots of veggies mostly raw, some cooked. No processed pkg food. Very little or no meat. And I exercise regularly. But my weakness is the bread. I love love bread. And I now learned that the main ingredient of bread, wheat induced appetite. More you eat wheat product you get hungrier. Due to their sky high glycemic index per serving. It said higher then the sugar. I've been avoiding sugar from my diet as much as I can. ( except, occasional sweet treat.) But according to the book that is not enough, until I eliminate my beloved bread. This is a very serious dilemma for me. I want to be fit and healthy, but not for sure if I want or can to completely eliminate wheat out of my life. And nowadays it seems almost everything out there contain some type of wheat or little. There are some gluten free bread, cracker and stuff out there, but normally they are very expensive and some opinion, it's still a junk foods.


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I wonder, what's my Spark friends think of wheat. Wheat or no wheat? Is someone out there doing wheat free living? Any benefit received of doing so? Losing weight and getting healthy? etc.. Last 2 weeks my weight has been up in the sky. Some how I feel so hungry lots of time. And funny thing is as soon as I stepped on scale and found my weight gain, My body feels all suddenly heavy, and looked Like I've gained fat/weight. ( Isn't that weird?) Yes, I've been eating breads. Maybe it's a time to tweak something. Go bread/wheat free maybe?.... For me at this point, I feel need of balancing and get back to basic. Keep motivating in my health regimen. To help with that, I've joined Spring 5% challenge. Which starts tomorrow and I am ready for it.

Yup,"I've got to keep on keeping on!!" I know this challenge always has been help on my journey. It will keep me accountable and motivated. And hopefully to lose 5% body (FAT) weight. And be lower end of my happy weight. ( love to stay there. :) all though, I've gained few pounds in weight. But I am not so depressed or unhappy about it. I am still happy that I can see and feels improvement in my body. I've gained more muscle since I've been working out doing strength training. It does pay off. Let's keep moving! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

** Thanks for visiting my blog and your support. Have a wonderful weekend. *\(^o^)/*

  
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QUERISTCHIUN 4/5/2014 1:18PM

    In my humble opinion, unless you have actual medical reasons(like celiacs) to avoid it, labeling it as "bad for you" is detrimental. Soda is "bad for you," as is chocolate, any sort of baked confectionary good, heck water in large amounts....I think if you start to tell yourself you CANNOT have any certain thing because "bad," well, you're setting yourself up for mental failure. That day you ate GREAT and stayed in calories and had all your protein/carbs/fats in great amounts? But...you had a sandwich for lunch so you ate bread and are actually a big fat failure? That's not okay. You need all the POSITIVE reinforcement you can get. If you want to limit wheat consumption, go for it! But eat it in a small to none amount, not total avoidance because bad POISON bad for you, you know?

Sometimes when I've had an awesome eating day(or even sometimes a bad one) I need a pick me up like a soda, or a single serving of chocolate. And I happily indulge, because I can adjust the rest of the day based on making that choice. If the very act of even considering them was "wrong," then I would have a lot of bad days where I got down on myself, you know? I hope that makes sense.

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THINFITKINDVGAN 4/5/2014 8:39AM

    Wheat isn't the same as it was 50 years ago. It's so hybridized and many cannot tolerate it, celiac disease, and many are addicted to it in breads, cakes, cookies, etc.

I got over my addiction and do really well without all the processed items on the market today.

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DS9KIE 4/5/2014 7:48AM

    I have been wondering about wheat too. You could stop eating it for a while and see how you feel.

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COLOR-BLUE 4/5/2014 7:44AM

    Mickey,

What an insightful blog! I'm not wheat free, an why I'm not sure, except that I know I need my carbs, with the way that I workout. However my friend, when gluten free and she has shed significant pounds, and because of being gluten free, her stomach no longer pouches out, as it's not being expanded by the wheat. She has a flat tummy! She does stray every once in a while for a meal or two, but her body starts screaming at her, because it's so use to no wheat!

According to what Curves want me to eat, there's TONS of WHEAT! The only way to get away from that is to go vegetarian in their system, and I need my protein from chicken, ground turkey or chicken. I do eat beef and pork, also.

Thank you for posting this blog!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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NEWTINK 4/5/2014 5:47AM

    I dont think that you can healthy remove any aspect of your diet. I have had a serious issue lately with all foods. I can tell you that if you stay with a healthy calorie range for your body it will loose the weight.

In the healthy lifestyle we have to learn to have the things that we love in moderation. Try just cutting back on the amount of bread you have. If you have bread at every meal try just having it at two meals and not having it at dinner meal.

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CHRISTINATODAY 4/5/2014 5:11AM

    What audio book did you 'read'?
I read the book Wheat Belly and found it shocking, it offers a lot of information but the author also comes across to me as not a very good source. He sounds biased and angry to me! Also often it's not clear if he's talking about wheat or carbs, mixing the two up.
The diet advice in that book disappointed me because it comes down to Paleo / low carb eating. As a vegetarian who hates eggs that's not for me.
Be aware that low carb/ paleo style diets do not agree with Dr. Fuhrman's 'Eat to Live'.
I did start eating spelt bread instead of wheat bread and reduced the amount of pasta I eat. I feel better that way. If I eat a lot of wheat at once the spot of psoriasis on my elbow flares up and it drives me to overeat and crave sweets.

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DALID414 4/5/2014 12:15AM

    I love bread, especially Mexican sweet bread. I have to stay away from the panaderia because I can never buy just one and I usually eat them all on the same day! emoticon

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GINA180847 4/4/2014 11:23PM

    I love bread too but if I am careful with it I am fine. I just stay with WW bread and count the calories. Of course we all love it, it is the basis of life. Celiac disease usually comes with pain and major problems with your intestines. A good friend of ours has celiac disease and he toots all the time and has pain if he eats gluten.

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POPSY190 4/4/2014 9:45PM

    I'm the same with bread - I just love it! But it is high calorie in comparison with most healthy food so I limit it now. I'm not convinced wheat in itself is "bad" but I think we eat it with other things which add to the calorie load. We hardly have it at all now but have it now and again. If you avoid some things entirely you can become over sensitive to them when you do eat them after a long abstinence. I know flour in the US is highly processed and that might be the problem. Here we can get all kinds of high fibre, whole grain breads which are ok for you. The main problem I have with bought bread is the level of salt most of it contains.
Good luck with the 5% Mickey. I'm not doing it this round because I found I was just going through the motions - the LTGL challenges had become habit for me!!

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ALIIDA 4/4/2014 6:25PM

    I haven't read anything about wheat. I think I should. Last year, I had a big job to do, and out of stress and boredom, I snacked on slices of white bread. emoticon It was the quickest thing to get from the kitchen. I had toast for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch - all white bread because whole wheat is not so easy to get here.

I was quite overweight and unhealthy by last summer - one reason I'm in Spark now. Now I have one piece of toast for breakfast, try to avoid sandwiches for lunch and never snack on bread.

It was kind of interesting to read that Julia Child had trouble making French bread with American flour because of the extra gluten in American flour which makes the bread last longer. It made me wonder if the extra gluten has caused the extra gluten sensitivity in recent years, but it's just guessing because I haven't researched anything.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/4/2014 6:23PM

  The wheat of today is not the same as the wheat we grew up on and certainly not like the wheat our parents and generations before them grew up on. So, if you feel you could be sluten sensitive from the wheat and other gluten containing grains:


1. The Dr. can order blood testing to see if your have celiac disease.

2. IF you want to experiment, eliminate it from your diet and see if you feel better. IF you do, well, I guess you have your answer -- you could be gluten sensitive, but no have celiac disease.

So, maybe you'd benefit from trying an elimination diet.

Sugar -- it is designed to make you crave carbs! So, it's good to eliminate.

You might also consider a low glycemic diet. ALL carbs are eventually broken down into glucose (sugar) to fuel our bodies. So, the problem develops if your body doesn't process it properly . .. . like if you have type 2 diabetes. So, you want to eat low glycemic foods that are metabolized slowly, don't spike the sugar level all of a sudden and then it plummets just as rapidly (and this causes hunger and craving more carbs) then.

If you google low glycemic diet you'll get lots of information. Just something else to consider.

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DRAGON-CHICK 4/4/2014 5:55PM

    Wheat. Yeah.... :-(
I know I can have small amounts of whole wheat products.
But too much and the cravings start.


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What should I do now?

Saturday, March 22, 2014



Guess what they are? If you said greens? Yes, you are right!! They are my "Romain lettuce in a Jar." I saw the post in the Face book someone was doing it. The idea caught my eye, Since I don't have a yard to grow my own veggies. And was wondering if I could really grow Romain in a Jar. So I cut and soaked end part of Romain, put it in my 4 oz. Mason jar. Well, it really did grow from the roots. I think it's amazing! My question is, what should I do with it now? I don't think it will glow any more bigger, like regular Romain since it's in a jar. Should I eat it? It looks cute and yummy enough to me right now. emoticon

My DH said he can plant that to the pot of soil and he can glow it some more. What do you think? Either way, I am having a fun right now.( smile)) I did the green onion the same way and my DH did transferred it to the pot of dirt and it's glowing some what. And I'm plan to cultivate some time before it might get bad. I wish I am living in a home with big vegetable garden where I can grow my own veggies or I may even plant some fruits tree if I have my own back yard.

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TORTISE110 4/4/2014 8:01AM

    This IS terrific! What fun.

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CHANTENAY 4/2/2014 10:07PM

    What a great idea! I have sprouts going in a jar, but I never thought of planting the stump of romaine. I think I will try it.

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PINKPUSSYCAT62 3/31/2014 9:21PM

    Hi Mickey! That is so funny, I was going to do the same thing! I feed my pet tortoise a lot of romaine lettuce and I thought I could save some money by re growing it just like you did! I guess great minds think alike! emoticon

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DS9KIE 3/24/2014 8:53PM

    that is sooo cool

I would plant them and eat them

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ALIIDA 3/24/2014 6:17AM

    I would say eat one of the bigger ones and keep the other two because they look great! emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/23/2014 5:42PM

  I'd eat the big one, pot the middle one and let the littlest one grow a little more in the mason jar and plant that in soil too.

Awesome! You are creative!

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COLOR-BLUE 3/23/2014 5:25PM

    Mickey,

How cool is that! I had no idea that you could grow veggies in a mason jar! Girl you have 3 plants, eat the largest one, plant the littlest one and then the middle one is up for grabs! emoticon Please let me know how it tastes? I would like to know how good it tastes to the organic store bought Romain.

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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CHRISTINATODAY 3/23/2014 1:07PM

    You just made me smile! You are so adventurous and a lover of plants! emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/23/2014 8:56AM

    Thats pretty cool! I think I'd plant them in a pot to grow some more. Enjoy!

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DRAGON-CHICK 3/23/2014 8:26AM

    Wow! Look at that!
That's really cool.

Maybe plant on of them in a container?
I have a coworker that plants lots of vegetables in containers all over the house!
He's trying out hydroponics, too!


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POPSY190 3/23/2014 4:58AM

    This is great. I think I'd plant at least one in dirt. I've hard of people planting potatoes in a bucket. The lettuce might be ok in one, too.

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WALKINGGIRL6 3/23/2014 4:02AM

    Plant in a pot and cut some of the riper piece to eat. It will keep on growing. I like this idea since I no longer have garden space. Enjoy your Sunday. It is suppose to be a nice day here so I will go for a walk and enjoy the sunshine

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/23/2014 3:56AM

    i would personally replant but be careful as you replant so as not to damage the roots.or if you are into experimenting and are curious as you have three you could do all three.i.e.eat one as it is now.leave one in the jar to see weather it grows more or not and replant one. emoticon also their are several thinks you could do with just a window box.and a few sticks,grow tomatoes ,beans,peas etc etc.lookin local libuary on books on small gardens for ideas.the kids grow strawberries,chives,basil,tomatoes and letuce.we only have a couple of window boxs.you know what they say where there is a will there is a way.also you can do things like herns and spices with little space as well as sprouting several things.have fun experimenting love. emoticon

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DALID414 3/23/2014 12:57AM

    I don't think I have a green thumb, but maybe I can start with something small, like sprouts emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/23/2014 12:22AM

    I'd put it in a bigger pot and keep on growing.

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GINA180847 3/23/2014 12:18AM

    Mickey, that is amazing! You do have some wonderful ideas. If you had a balcony you could probably turn it into a vegetable garden.

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SAMMI-SAM 3/22/2014 11:24PM

    emoticon -doesn't a dougnut sound better? jk!

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DENISENTEXAS 3/22/2014 11:18PM

    What a lovely idea! I'd plant them in a pot to grow more. I might give that a try. Thanks!

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The First Day of Spring 2014!! *\(^o^)/*

Thursday, March 20, 2014



emoticon Good morning, Spark friends!! Hope you all are started your day with wonderful note as mine did. Be cause today is the first day of Spring 2014. Yes indeed, officially we are into wonderful Spring! A great day to renew or recommit our healthy living. I started my day early 5:00 am get on my treadmill got my morning exercise out of my way. (Smile)) I am feeling renewed and wonderful. Thank you all for your friendship and lovely support. I wish you all for a great Spring of 2014. Keep on keeping on! We've got this!!

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COLOR-BLUE 3/21/2014 9:34PM

    Mickey,

emoticon we do have this, and we're working it together!!! This is just a new beginning now only for us, but Mother Earth, as well!

Thanks for you're get up and go blog, to help us "Spring into action!"

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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NUOVAELLE 3/21/2014 2:42AM

    Thank you for such a happy and optimistic blog!
Happy spring!
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GINA180847 3/20/2014 5:40PM

    For Bahais like myself it is the first day of the New Year and I'd like to wish you all a great year ahead.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/20/2014 4:50PM

    Have a healthy Spring, Mickey!

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    emoticon emoticon Happy 1st Day of Spring to you as well!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/20/2014 12:16PM

  Happy Spring!

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CHANTENAY 3/20/2014 10:24AM

    What a nice wish and pleasant message! Was thinking about putting my parents in a nursing home, then read this. I just want to dig my hands in the dirt!

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FITBIZZZ 3/20/2014 10:00AM

    And a big ol' Happy Spring to you! emoticon It's my favorite! :-)

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ALIIDA 3/20/2014 9:30AM

    You rock, Mickey. You really do! 5 am! It's late in the day, here, and I was thinking, "Blah, I don't want to do the dishes." Well now I will 'cos you've given me the energy.
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DRAGON-CHICK 3/20/2014 9:29AM

    Woo-hoo! Way to go! And Happy Spring!!!

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WDIPIM 3/20/2014 9:14AM

  have a great day

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Hope we all find and keep our own pot of gold! (^O^)/

Monday, March 17, 2014



I am celebrating today for St. Patric's day with appreciation that I've found my pot of gold. And plan to keep it all. The pot of gold to me is my health and the knowledge that I've leaned through my weight loss journey and my newly achieved body after losing weight. I realized how lucky I am to accomplished weight loss and reached my goal weight.

And now is the time for starting to understand and love new me, healthier version of me and my new healthy life style. Although I lost lots of weight and I'm actually as same weight as when I was in my twenty's but off cause, my body will not be same as the body I used to have before the gaining weight or when I was younger. I need to accept the fact and love myself as who I am and who I became.

So, On this day, I renew my vow to living healthy. and appreciate what I have and to keep on keeping on with my health journey. emoticon

** Happy St. Patric's day! Hope we all find and keep our own pot of Gold.
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CRYSALLIS1 3/19/2014 12:58AM

    Thank you for the reminder. Thank you for all of your support to me. You are definetly Gold to me. emoticon

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GRANNY2B2 3/17/2014 7:04PM

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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1CRAZYDOG 3/17/2014 2:16PM

  Good job! Happy St. Patrick's Day. emoticon

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GINA180847 3/17/2014 1:47PM

    Dearest Mickey, you are truly a world citizen and such an inspiration for all but mostly ME. I was feeling blah till I read this and now I feel so much perkier. I will go and make a healthy lunch and then walk these dogs till they say 'Whoa'. Not that that will ever happen.

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DALID414 3/17/2014 10:48AM

    Happy St Partick's Day Mickey emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 3/17/2014 8:08AM

    Mickey,

Thank you for your insight! It's such a GRAND feeling to know that we've always had our pot of gold right here! I'm with you, "On this day, I choose to renew my vow to "Living Healthy!" I choose to appreciate what I have and to keep on keeping on with my healthy journey!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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QUEENIEDMI 3/17/2014 7:33AM

    Your are right health IS a pot of gold! I Haven't reached my goal yet, but my health has improved greatly! Thanks for the inspiring blog! Hope you can keep your pot of gold!

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ALIIDA 3/17/2014 5:48AM

    I'm happy to hear you celebrating such a big victory! And it wasn't luck but all your hard work.
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DRAGON-CHICK 3/17/2014 5:05AM

    Thank you! You are so inspiring!!


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RAWCOOKIE 3/17/2014 4:52AM

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Happy St Patrick's Day!
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Very well said!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/17/2014 3:13AM

    my pot of gold is my husband and kids.good health is a good one as well-..i just have a bit to go to get there lol.glad you found your pot of gold love emoticon

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POPSY190 3/17/2014 2:32AM

    emoticon , Mickey.

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MISSY455 3/17/2014 2:24AM

    Keep your focus! emoticon

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