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WOW--it's been a long while!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Hello to all my dearest SparkFriends! I'm SO sorry I've been MIA for these last 4 months! I can't believe it's been FOUR months since I blogged! emoticon

First off, my dear husband started a new job on September 23 after 10 months of unemployment which was the FIRST time in our marriage without a job. He is working as a Sales manager for a GREAT COMPANY! God was so, so faithful to meet our every need during the time off, and we give Him thanks for His abundant lovingkindness towards our family.

I've been following the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan [controlled carb diet, lower glycemic diet: www.trimhealthymama.com ; www.gwens-nest.com/natural-remedies/
trim-healthy-mama-quick-start-guide/
] since June, and I've lost 10#'s, I have another 10# to lose before I'm back at goal weight. But the MOST significant thing I've learned in these last 6 months is that I have adrenal issues and that this is the trump card that **prevents** weight loss--the more I get healed, the more I'm seeing the scale cooperate! emoticon emoticon emoticon

My routine:

1. Natural vitamin C therapy called Lipo C

forum.t-tapp.com/showthread.php?7715
7-Liposomal-Vitamin-C-Notes-from-Safet
y-Harbor-Retreat-2012


www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2eqfiTxDwg

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2. Epsom salt baths

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olesale.html#.UqN4ChZTeYo


3. Drinking Salt water 2x daily

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Product=1030#.UqN4URZTeYo


4. Daily naps

5. 8-10 hours of sleep a night

6. Learning to deal with stress [daily prayer and time in the Word of God]

7. Natural calm at night before bed

www.vitacost.com/vitacost-natural-tr
anquility-magnesium


8. Controlling my carbs--haven't had refined sugar [except hidden sources, I'm sure] for over 7 months. Eating a balance of good fats and good carbs has been very healing for my body.

9. Gentle exercising--no more than 1/2 hour daily, although I haven't done any lately because I'm dealing with neck and shoulder pain.

My kids are doing great. Nicholas graduates from UW Stout in May, Nate is going to the community college and is in the Army National Guard, Andrew is a Sophomore at UW Stout, Jonathan is at the community college and in the Army National Guard. Daniel is a JR., Stephen a Freshman, Mary is in 5th grade this year, and Sammy is in 2nd grade. My latest feat was processing and canning about 220 quarts of applesauce. emoticon

Okay, well that's about all in a nutshell. Love you all, and think of you SO, SO OFTEN!!!!!

  
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JUDITH316 4/3/2014 6:40PM

    emoticon Susan, great to see you back Sparking and sharing your blogs.

emoticon on a great job, emoticon hearing all about the new things that are happening in your life, keep up the great work, I cheer you on your healthy journey...

God's Blessings, Judith

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WALKIN1 1/24/2014 2:35PM

    Just curious...do you know if there is a THM team on Spark People? I can't seem to find one, but I see a few people are following THM. I would love to find a team with people using the THM book. Just started in late December, but I've lost 8 pounds!

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MARTHAWILL 1/18/2014 1:28PM

    I just found this blog Susan. I've had problems getting messages from Spark People even though all the settings are correct. Wierd.
A belated congratulations on your husband's new employment. Awesome. So awesome also to hear how well you are doing. Keep up the good work!!
Mary
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MWESTICH 12/30/2013 9:05AM

    I was so glad to see your latest update. I, too, have missed you. You are kind of a mentor to me. I have read many of the books you have mentioned as being important to you. I have prayed for you and am very thankful that your husband has found a job and for the good things in your life. Kind of cool that your youngest are in the same grades as mine (except I still have the twins coming along behind) and I have 3 in college at the moment. Thank you so much for sharing the things that are helping you and links to find out more about them. Oh, and I am envious--the apples in our area did very poorly this fall and I did not can even ONE can of applesauce!

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COLOR-BLUE 12/15/2013 11:21PM

    It's good to read that DH is back to work, and you're both doing well.

Wow, girl! Your children are all over the place! Thanks Nate and Jonathan, "Thank you" for picking up, where I left off!" It takes a special breed of men and women, who would lay down their lives for their fellow man, and I appreciate you boys looking after us.

Get better from the neck and shoulder pain! No one should have to be in any kind of pain. If need be, see your doctor, as he might be able to help you out with some specific type of exercise.

If you need anything, just HOLLER!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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KADULAC 12/11/2013 1:05AM

    That's great that your husband got a job, God is good. I've missed you, glad to see you again.

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BELLACUDDLES 12/9/2013 6:10PM

    Awesome that hubby got a n ew job and great to hear from you!

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AJDOVER1 12/8/2013 6:03PM

    woo hoo! Great to see you!

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NEWJEANSDAY 12/8/2013 3:36AM

    Welcome back! And emoticon

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 12/8/2013 2:12AM

    emoticon Good to see my sweet friend. God IS so good seeing us through every trial. Be blessed! emoticon

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MJ7DM33 12/8/2013 12:59AM

  Welcome back! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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ERIECANALGAL 12/8/2013 12:22AM

    Missed you! Welcome back! emoticon emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/7/2013 10:15PM

    Great to hear from you. Please take care!

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EJOY-EVELYN 12/7/2013 10:12PM

    emoticon Sound like you're also beginning to get a good handle on your Christmas letter, as well. Love to hear that you're half way through the battle of returning to your goal weight. Well done, good and faithful servant! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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SAISHA100CJ 12/7/2013 8:41PM

    emoticon Missed you! emoticon

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KMICHA 12/7/2013 7:44PM

    emoticon emoticon back!!! Oh!! Goodness!!! We've missed you! I was just thinking of you this morning!!! I am glad to hear that you are doing well, and I hope you will be joining us more frequently!!! emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 12/7/2013 7:29PM

    You've had a productive four months. emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 12/7/2013 4:20PM

    Welcome back, you have been missed

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    Welcome back. emoticon Merry Christmas!

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MJRVIC2000 12/7/2013 3:21PM

    We are glad to see You back! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Update--8/28/13

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hi to all my dearest Spark friends! I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, but sometimes it feels like I'm close! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Let's see--since I last updated a lot has happened.

Today is day 123 of no refined sugar, pasta and rice, and I believe almost 2 months since any refined flour, but that could be off a little--it's been at least 6 weeks. You would think I'd dropped a LOT of weight! But no--this postmenopausal, insulin resistant, hypothyroid gal just holds on to those stubborn pounds with my life, UNFORTUNATELY! I've only lost 7#'s since June 13th, but I'm not giving up the ghost quite yet! emoticon

Some friends blessed us with a trip out West and it was a fabulous time! We went to Mt. Rushmore, canoed and hiked in the Wyoming mountains, hiked at Devil's Tower, rode horses, visited Laura Ingalls Wilder's home, and just had a blast! Sammy likes to tell everyone that he got altitude sickness! That part wasn't fun! emoticon








Mary turned 11!

WOW! Here was her picture when I started SP She seemed to grow up overnight!

She also entered the fair this year--as a Jr. 4-H gal and won 2 firsts on her bread and cookies, a special award for her bread, and 1sts on both her bunnies.




We also got to visit our VERY dear friends in South Dakota! Here are some pics she took.



Okay, well that's probably enough pictures! emoticon

I'm still doing Trim Healthy Mama for my eating plan--basically a controlled carb and low glycemic diet, and I really love it even though I'm a TURTLE emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon when it comes to weight loss!

My husband is still without work--9 months, but there are some REAL possibilities so I hope soon I have good news. God has met us EVERY single step of the way! All our bills are paid, and food on the table! Praise His Name!!!!!

Furiously getting ready to start the new 2013-2014 school year, and I'll also be tutoring through the school year so I'll be very busy.

Loads of love to each one of you! I remember you guys OFTEN with great affection!

{{{{huge hugs}}}} Susan

  
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REBELBLITZ 10/6/2013 4:02PM

    Glad you are back! I am in the process of eliminating those white starchy foods too. It is not that easy, but I am getting there.

You went to a beautiful area. I hope to go again someday.

Hugs! Cheryl

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REBELBLITZ 9/16/2013 10:37AM

    Happy to hear from you!

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TEDDYBEARDONNA 9/7/2013 9:31AM

    Enjoyed your post. I don't get on this forum much any more since we don't have chatting going on. I found until I went on a low carb diet I just couldn't seem to loose. I have low thyroid also. It took a while to get used to eating low carb but it seems to be working as I am only 1 lb from my goal.

Enjoyed all the pictures.
Donna

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MYHANDS4GOD 9/3/2013 1:43PM

    remember slow and steady wins the race. I have not really lost either but I still feel better. It is awesome when you get to say Hey God is taking care of me. We have gone through similiar things. Praise God that your eyes are in the right direction.

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MARTHAWILL 9/2/2013 5:59PM

    Just checking in on you Susan. Hope you are keeping well. Miss you on the Teddy Bear Team.
7 lbs down is in the right direction. Good for you!
Take care.

Mary emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 8/31/2013 3:17PM

    What fun pictures!!! I bet everyone's excited about going back to school, right!!??!!

Keep it movin......you'll get to your goal!!

Hugs,
Barbara

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KADULAC 8/30/2013 7:41PM

    Looks like you have had a fun summer. I was wondering if your husband had gotten a new job yet. I will continue praying for that, and your family. We visited Devil's Tower and Mount Rushmore 18 years ago. It was a lot of fun. My daughter wants to go back since she doesn't remember it. She was only 17 months old. emoticon

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FEMISLIM 8/30/2013 5:20PM

    You are blessed!!!!

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SAL1512 8/30/2013 1:31PM

    Thank you so much for the update!
You could not have picked a better part of the United States to vacation! We camped in the Black Hills for 23 years with our 2 boys. There was always something to do. Lots of good memories.
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Praying for a job for DH !

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SAISHA100CJ 8/30/2013 7:23AM

    What an awesome trip! I tell you, photos of sweet little Mary just brighten my day.. what a fabulous smile! I think she has your smile. :-) All of you look terrific and I so enjoyed hearing about your trip and seeing the photos.
I hope Sammy is feeling better now after his altitude sickness. Hugs!!
Hoping and praying the perfect job comes along soon.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and have a excellent school year. You rock!
Hugs!!!!

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SANDEEB7 8/30/2013 1:29AM

    Always think of you and wonder how it's going. Thanks for update. You're amazing! :)

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RONNIEHUEY 8/29/2013 8:59PM

    Love the pictures

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AJDOVER1 8/29/2013 1:33PM

    Never enough pictures!
Thanks for sharing such happiness with us.

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BAMAJAM 8/29/2013 11:45AM

  Susan--- These are wonderful pictures. The joy of your family is just delightful--and so obvious to all the world. I truly enjoyed this "visit" with you (and yours)...
Hugs from Alabama!
PS I am a turtle too-- but slow can win the race!

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KITT52 8/29/2013 8:38AM

    emoticon ...7 pound loss is better than a 7 pound gain...

think positive
thanks for sharing the pictures

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DOROTHYBERO 8/29/2013 8:01AM

    Sounds like everything is going well in your life! emoticon

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JOYCRN 8/29/2013 7:49AM

    I am sorry that you seem disappointed in the 7 lb loss in 2 months. I think it is awesome! And it looks like you had a swell time this summer! emoticon

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CARMEL_466 8/29/2013 7:44AM

    Congrats on being sugar free. Love your pictures. Have a great day.

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GODZDESIGN95 8/29/2013 7:17AM

    Devil's Tower, wow what a sight. Thanks for sharing your travels. Slow and steady in wins the race. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am slow at losing too but I am going forward. Love your pics.

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RSSSLHB 8/29/2013 7:00AM

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GOSPELCLOWN 8/29/2013 12:48AM

    What a lovely time with the kids! You look healthy and happy.

Keep up the great work!

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ERIECANALGAL 8/29/2013 12:22AM

    Great pictures and update on all your happenings. emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 8/28/2013 11:12PM

    Praying and believing for just the right job. emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/28/2013 8:51PM

    Hugs back at ya! So glad you had the fun trip! Keep up with eating plan that makes you feel good. The rest will follow.

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KMICHA 8/28/2013 7:44PM

    Good to hear from you!! Thanks for the updates! God s so good! We are so blessed!!

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ELSAT137 8/28/2013 7:39PM

    Hi Susan!
Sounds like things are going well. I will put a job for your hubby on my prayer list! What a fun trip. You were in my neck of the woods again. I recognized a lot of those places!! That weight will come off! Keep doing what you are doing!

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EJOY-EVELYN 8/28/2013 7:31PM

    You're an incredible role model for how God's love gets you through the tough times. Stay strong and faithful, and you'll soon have more rewards you were not expecting. I love Mt Rushmore and Devil's Tower . . . it's been too long since I've made the trip (Sept 21, 2001). May God fulfill all your hopes and dreams. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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90 day streak

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I'm THRILLED beyond words that today marks 90 full days of no refined sugar, pasta or rice, and very little white flour [been trying the last month not to eat any]. Rejoicing in God's grace that has empowered me with desire to change. And SO grateful that He rescued me from the vicious cycle of carb cravings!!!!



Thanks for letting me share with my wonderful Sparkies!!!! emoticon

  
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GODZDESIGN95 8/29/2013 7:19AM

    Love it! the Lord is a keeper of the soul.

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GRACEISENUF 8/2/2013 5:28PM

    emoticon I am on day 5 and giving God the glory as I feel so much better already.

Miss you Susan.


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EJOY-EVELYN 8/1/2013 2:07PM

    What a great streak! May God richly bless your body with improved health. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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LIVELYGIRL2 8/1/2013 12:48AM

  emoticon That is amazing!!!! emoticon

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FEMISLIM 7/30/2013 10:11AM

    Great !!!!!

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JANETELIZABETH1 7/29/2013 1:52AM

    emoticon emoticon I know that cycle is hard to break but it gets easier as the days/weeks go by. I'm doing that one too...!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 7/28/2013 10:28PM

    I am SO proud of you!! I have been struggling in this area.

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NORWOODGIRL 7/28/2013 9:05PM

    Outstanding! Keep that streak going!!!

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SHARON2014 7/28/2013 10:22AM

    Good for you - I like that you left some options for bread open - I am trying to make it whole grain, but not always possible. emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 7/28/2013 8:50AM

    That is sooooooooo amazing!!! emoticon

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MARTHAWILL 7/28/2013 1:06AM

    Excellent Susan!
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AJDOVER1 7/28/2013 12:54AM

    Congratulations on reaching such a difficult goal!

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SUNSHINE99999 7/27/2013 11:23PM

  I have always loved that picture. emoticon

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    emoticon I'm so happy for you. emoticon emoticon Thank God!

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WONDERFUL two weeks

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hi everyone! Well, the last two weeks have been a whirlwind, but OH so wonderful!

But first things first, today is day 86 for no refined sugar, rice and pasta, and VERY little white flour. This is the LONGEST I've ever gone--period--WITHOUT feeling deprived and having a 'woe is me' attitude! I honestly don't crave it ONE bit which is itself a MIRACLE! ha! emoticon

My sister arrived July 7th with her three kids, my WONDERFUL nephews, Porter and Harrison, and my niece, Sophia. We had a great week together! And she helped me SO much as we prepared for the grad party.

On July 12th, my parents arrived WITHOUT my brother! I was SURE he was going to come and he wasn't there! Of course, he never committed, but I just thought he would make the trip--first time in 24 years! Well, we were all on the patio talking, and IN WALKS MY BROTHER! My parents dropped him off up the road and he WALKED to my house and surprised the DAYLIGHTS out of me!!!! Super, super, super FUN!!!!



Then Saturday we had Jonathan's party! VERY nice and had great weather! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon













Then my PRECIOUS parents stayed another week, and just left yesterday! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon YES, I was balling my head off!!!!!!

So there is the update and now I'm working on school stuff, gardening, and trying to relax a little the rest of the summer! emoticon Oh, and I've lost 7#'s since June 13th! 15# more until I get back to goal weight! emoticon emoticon



LOVE you guys!!!!!

  
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BESTSUSIEYET 8/23/2013 11:06PM

    Hi! Haven't been checking in its my Spark friends enough. So glad to read about how well you are doing! Sending Susie2Susie emoticon

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ABETTERSOUL 8/2/2013 11:37AM

    So glad you had such a wonderful time. Congrats to Jonathan! Enjoy the rest of summer...goes by to fast! Way to go on your weight loss!

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MYHANDS4GOD 7/28/2013 2:04PM

    You are doing a great job. Keep going and enjoy the rest of your summer.

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LIVELYGIRL2 7/27/2013 8:10PM

  Sounds like a tremendous visit with the family. I smiled at your brother pic.

Great for you son. Oh Happy Day!!!!

Your doing well. Keep enjoying it. emoticon emoticon

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LUVS2BIKE101 7/27/2013 4:58PM

    So happy for you and your family!
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TERRIJ7 7/27/2013 1:30PM

    My brother loves to play little jokes on people too. What fun!

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TEDDYBEARDONNA 7/27/2013 1:16PM

    What a great surprise. You are doing great with your no sugar. Since doing low carb I am doing much better. I am down 14 lbs since March.

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TINAKATRINA1 7/26/2013 10:45AM

    Congratulations to your son. There's nothing like having all the family together. So glad you could enjoy another celebration all together!

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BELLACUDDLES 7/26/2013 8:07AM

    How much fun was that!!??!! Loved the pictures too!!

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KADULAC 7/24/2013 8:00PM

    What a wonderful surprise; that is so great. I'm glad everyone was able to make it for the celebration. Congratulations on your 86 day streak. That is so great.

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NORWOODGIRL 7/23/2013 11:26PM

    Awww. The happiness that comes through your blog is contagious. Thanks! Glad you had such a good visit and celebration.

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AJDOVER1 7/23/2013 5:14PM

    Aw, you're so blessed!

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CRAFTINWIFE 7/23/2013 3:29PM

    emoticon Sounds like a wonderful time!

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THEADMIRAL 7/23/2013 2:46PM

    How wonderful and what a joyful time in your life! emoticon Vikki

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COOP9002 7/23/2013 2:05PM

    So glad your brother made it. Looks like you had a memorable time as a family.

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RURAL3 7/23/2013 11:55AM

    so happy for you. What a wonderful suprise. And 2 weeks full of blessings. emoticon

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HDHAWK 7/23/2013 10:43AM

    What a wonderful time you got to spend with family!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon So many blessings on so many fronts. Praise God! So good to hear from you and know you are pushing forward and doing well. emoticon

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SAISHA100CJ 7/23/2013 8:26AM

    emoticon What a wonderful visit with your family and a fantastic birthday for Jonathan!



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GAYLLYNNE 7/23/2013 6:38AM

    Wow, what a week!!! Sounds like it was so much fun and it's wonderful to have your family around you!!! Yay!!!!!!!!

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ELSAT137 7/23/2013 12:13AM

    Awesome, Susan! What a fun time with family! What awesome weight loss. This plan works, doesn't it? Enjoy your summer. We start back to school Monday- (if I get everything together...) emoticon

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ERIECANALGAL 7/23/2013 12:06AM

    Great blog and you lost 7 more lbs. Congrats!
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SUGARBABY60 7/22/2013 10:28PM

    I felt like I was there sharing the joy with you, thanks!

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    You are doing amazing. Way to go Susan!
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MJ7DM33 7/22/2013 7:03PM

  WTG! Great surprise!!!

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BAMAJAM 7/22/2013 5:33PM

  How heartwarming to read about your special family events--!! It was especially thrilling to have that super surprise from your brother-----WOW!

Enjoy the rest of your busy summer, Susan... Bless you and yours!

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    nice

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  Great Pictures!

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Funny Update :-)

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Hi everyone, this will be quick but I just HAD to share this funny story!

Today, Mary came in and announced, "Mom, Emma is making a nest." WHAT! Her babies aren't even a month old! Next Mary runs in the house excitedly announcing, "Mom, Emma is HAVING babies." Come to find out a rabbit can be pregnant with MULTIPLE litters. She delivered 3 1/2 weeks ago, and now is delivering again! She was pregnant when she conceived AGAIN! Now we have 9 baby bunnies! But the FUNNY part is her comment, "Mom, Emma is just like you…I think we should change their names to Dennis and Susan." hahahahaha! What a STINKER!!!!

I WONDER why she would say that??? Maybe because I had 4 in 3 years or 5 in 5 years or 6 in 8 years! ha! OR that I had my 2nd when my first was 10 months and 3 weeks old! emoticon




I'm down 5#'s since June 13th--things are going SO wonderfully with Trim Healthy Mama plan. I heard a WONDERFUL description of the program tonight:

"THM is a plan for CONTROLLED carbs. If you approach this like carbs are the enemy then you will just have another Atkins clone, which this is not. You must add in controlled carb, low fat meals (E meals) in addition to low carb/high fat meals (S meals) for this to be successful." BTW, they are ALWAYS thinking healthy fats! emoticon

Okay, well, I'm SO busy that my head is spinning! Gardening, tutoring, pizza parties [for our friends' kids that graduated], getting ready for 3+ weeks of company for Jonathan's graduation party and his "I-can't-resist-toddler-picture" and planning for next year's school year! Whew! WHEN AND WHERE do I find time to exercise??? Please, please pray for me on this end!

Okay, off to bed! LOVE each and everyone of my DEAREST Spark Friends!!!

  
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SAL1512 8/24/2013 11:10PM

    I am back after a 2 month Spark Break! It was good to see your blog! It lifted my spirits!
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TERRIJ7 7/15/2013 1:39AM

    LOVE this blog! and I love reading about your lovely, loving family! Congrats on the success in finding an eating plan that works for you and to your son.

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LIGHTHOUSEGIRL1 7/10/2013 1:16AM

    emoticon Great blog !! Thanks for sharing this....be blessed !!

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PENUMBRA52 7/7/2013 1:34PM

    Very uplifting blog, I needed the shot in the arm, struggling to get over summer cold turned bronchitis - trying to be patient and just keep up with the good habits I can do and look forward to such things as you described!!

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RURAL3 7/7/2013 11:08AM

    out of the mouth of babes. I love it. emoticon

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MYHANDS4GOD 7/6/2013 3:20PM

    great blog! It is hard to find time to workout when things are so busy around you. Gardening is working out so there is that time. If you have any downtime sneak in a few minutes here and there to walk in place to get a little bit in. If you really can't get it in then just be extra careful with the food.

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PRESBESS 7/5/2013 2:01PM

    If that isn't the funniest story! Oh my! I am glad you are down 5 whole pounds. Now that's a Woo-Hoo!
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KITT52 7/4/2013 7:46PM

    how sweet

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LIVELYGIRL2 7/4/2013 4:00PM

  Kids are entertaining, and what a handsome son! emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 7/4/2013 3:15PM

    What nice pictures and congrats on the weight loss!!! WHOOOOOOO EEEEEEEE!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!

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KADULAC 7/3/2013 9:49PM

    Kids are so great. I'm glad you are finding success with Trim Healthy Mama. I need to check into that also, I kind of follow their page on Facebook. That's soooo great that you are down 5 pounds. emoticon

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MJ7DM33 7/3/2013 9:12PM

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KMICHA 7/3/2013 7:17PM

    Oh so precious!!! It is so true, "kids say the darnedest things!"

Congrats to Jonathan!!!

So good to hear you are doing well, Congrats on the weight loss!!! emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 7/3/2013 4:20PM

    Your blog made me smile, too. Thanks for sharing!

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 7/3/2013 3:10PM

  I enjoyed your blog and also had many children when the last one was ten months old and always knocked up. It was never ending...now I am ended. LOL emoticon

I had four boys and three girls and lost five, like I said always getting pregnant. But now this season of my life is completely different and I am so glad about that.

I don't care what they had to say about having an easier time with each added birth, it was not so for me. It was so much pain that I still dream about giving birth. emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 7/3/2013 1:23PM

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KATHYKIM 7/3/2013 9:45AM

    Very Funny! Congrats to Jonathan on his graduation!


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PATTYKLAVER 7/3/2013 7:33AM

    This reminds me to never have bunnies! Your family sounds wonderful!

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GOLFGMA 7/3/2013 7:17AM

    Love this blog! emoticon

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PURPLELVR7 7/3/2013 7:05AM

    you are blessed with a wonderful family

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DOROTHYBERO 7/3/2013 6:15AM

    Too funny!

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NANCYPAT1 7/3/2013 12:46AM

    That is soooo funny and I love the innocence of kids when they just blurt out the "truth" as they see it. You are truly blessed.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 7/2/2013 11:28PM

    You must be a mind reader. I've been missing you and wondered how you were doing. I see by your funny blog that you are doing wonderfully. With those precious kiddos how could you not be. emoticon emoticon

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PAMNANGEL 7/2/2013 10:51PM

    Hence the phrase "multiply like rabbits"!
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BERRY4 7/2/2013 10:45PM

    That's too funny, Susan! emoticon
My dd currently has kits from 3 does that she is caring for...all on her own. I think it's GREAT that our kids have animals to care for and learn from (even more than we think they are learning!!).
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I'm glad your health is improving for you. I'm sure that is encouraging on several levels.

May God bless you with an extra dose of his love as you juggle all of your responsibilities!
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GRACEISENUF 7/2/2013 10:24PM

    Congrats to Jonathan too!

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GRACEISENUF 7/2/2013 10:19PM

    Mary's comments are precious, way too funny.

thanks for sharing Susan

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