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Best wishes, thoughts and prayers to our Canadian Sparkies......

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Words fail me at this time, but I want to at least give whatever virtual support I can......

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ICECUB 10/22/2014 6:31PM

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WIFE48 10/22/2014 4:49PM

    Tragic. Wishing all of Canada the best.

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KRYSSCOTT 10/22/2014 3:39PM

    Oh my,

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JTREMBATH 10/22/2014 1:41PM

    I am sure there is a lot of support out there. emoticon

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ALICIA214 10/22/2014 1:05PM

 


Shocking news to wake up to, not something we are used to..

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Post-"rage" :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Am handling the "Raspberry Rage" cake well - had a very, *very* small sliver with lunch yesterday - and that's *it*! Eating plans are pretty well in place for the most part for the next day or two - will need to get some yogurt (my usual fave flavor, of course).......

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Am crossing fingers on a specific situation that is concerning me - I *think* things will work out in my favor in the end, but having to wait until the last minute for confirmation is driving me absolutely *nuts*! WHY do people do this? Sheesh!

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Am looking forward to a nice weekend event - we almost skipped this due to finances, but with some forethought, planning and "juggling around", we got it to happen! I have to meet up with folks part of the time so as not to lose needed funds, but that's find since the event is local to my afternoon gig - a relatively quick highway jaunt and I'm there, good to go and essentially "golden"!

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Enjoy your "hump day", Sparkies!

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KRYSSCOTT 10/22/2014 3:34PM

    Ya have to love it when everything turns out right in the end....

Have fun at your event this weekend!

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ANGELBELIEVER 10/22/2014 12:23PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on the "juggling around". Hope you have a great time.


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ICECUB 10/22/2014 8:17AM

    HOPE THINGS DO WORK OUT IN YOUR FAVOR. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

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Raspberry Rage!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I'm not sure I'll even get 100 points today.......

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Still on "pins and needles" regarding a situation - heard something yesterday that's making me question things even more!

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As to the family act of sabotage (yep, there was another one yesterday - specifically, the purchase of an admittedly *AWESOME* pudding cake)...........I believe I have a plan in place to handle that responsibly.....had a very small piece last night, and will plan the rest of my meals so I can skip that for a while (with the hope that most of the rest of it will disappear at the hands of others)..........

And get this! The name given to the cake......"Raspberry Rage"!

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Now I could take this in two ways: 1) my raging over the purchase of the cake, or 2) "hey - you give me that raspberry cake or I'll *rage*"!

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Enjoy your Tuesday, Sparkies!

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MAVERICKDR 10/21/2014 7:29PM

    I'm having some frozen raspberries right now...one by one, and hoping the rage fades into nothingness.

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ANGELBELIEVER 10/21/2014 4:16PM

    We all have those times. I still have a choice, and sometimes I choose to eat whatever the treat is. emoticon

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KRYSSCOTT 10/21/2014 10:42AM

    Sometimes, it is not as simple as just saying no. Of course you can always say no, but sometimes not at the expense of not hurting someone elses feelings. Two weekends ago my aunt brought over fried chicken and a German chocolate cake. Of course I had some because she went out of her way to make it and tote it over here. The key for me was eating slowly and keeping up the conversation. As long as there was still food on my plate then she didn't try and put anything else on there. Since your cake was Raspberry Rage i'm thinking that someone was trying to be nice to you. So having a small piece was not uncalled for, however I did the same as you with the rest of the chocolate cake, leave it in the fridge, it will be gone before you know it.

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GORDON66 10/21/2014 9:43AM

  I make old fashioned oatmeal and add raspberries as it's cooking. Just the best!!!

Leslie

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TERRI289 10/21/2014 9:05AM

    We had marble pudding cake last night..nom nom nom....just a little piece! Gotta keep busy..have a great day and look for some fruit!!! emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 10/21/2014 8:41AM

  Who purchased the cake? Assuming it wasn't you, tell them to eat their cake.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 10/21/2014 8:39AM

    Willpower!!!!! You've got it!

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ICECUB 10/21/2014 8:21AM

    I WOULD SAY THANK YOU BUT NO THANKS. RASPBERRY RAGE DOES SOUND TEMPTING.

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PUPPIES4ME 10/21/2014 7:26AM

    Simply say THANK YOU but NO thank you. You are in control of the things that you want to change in your life to be successful YOU CAN DO IT my sparking friend.

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Pleasant surprises, and a return to uncertainty......

Monday, October 20, 2014

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Beautiful weather for the walkathon, though a bit cool...........ate slightly more than normal (but I figure that would take care of the walk, and the food wasn't super unhealthy)..........then off to two(!) dance events, and I did very well as far as eating conservatively (didn't bother with any desserts, and snacking was generally good)........

Got nice numbers for BP and sugar from the free screenings held at the walkathon........I never did a sugar check since diabetes has not been an issue on either side of my family to my knowledge - and the number was pretty much *ideal*!

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The BP check was a bit amusing - the nurse thought one of the numbers was slightly higher than she would have liked to have seen, so she repeated the check on the other arm (which I have tended to use more often in the past) - and those numbers were even better - heh! Go figure! Never saw that kind of thing before.........isn't the human body *incredible*?

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Now back to reality and the "reality check" of an issue that is worrying me once more.........sigh.........

On a more Sparkie note -I think I may revise my goal for weight and push it back a few more months........with my past history of plateauing and my recent *slow* losses, this may be the way go to (so as to avoid discouragement and quitting) - and I'm OK with doing that!

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That's it for now - enjoy your Monday, Sparkies!

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DRTOVAH 10/22/2014 7:52PM

  Glad you had a good day!

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ANGELBELIEVER 10/20/2014 11:39PM

    Good for you. You will succeed at your revised wt. goal. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MYAKAYAH 10/20/2014 11:24PM

    good job with revising your weight goal! Glad you have great numbers with your screenings! I need to have a general checkup to make sure I am not having diabetes creep in or high blood pressure since both run in my family!

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KRYSSCOTT 10/20/2014 1:08PM

    How odd that a blood pressure in one arm was different then a blood pressure taken in the other arm... I wonder if there is some strange reason for that or if it was just a fluke thing. Regardless, i'm happy to hear that your numbers came out well and that your very healthy.

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CATTUTT 10/20/2014 12:44PM

    Glad you got good health marker numbers! HOpe you're having a great Monday!

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ICECUB 10/20/2014 8:04AM

    GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD DAY FOR THE WALKATHON. emoticon WITH B/P

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One last walkathon.......

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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.......getting ready, slowly but surely! And after that - two additional social events, both of which are active - whew! I'm getting exhausting just *thinking* about it all - and it's only 6:40AM EST!

Yiiiiiiiiikes!

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Might as well soldier on and plug on through - better all of this than my usual Sunday routine, which, while pleasant enough, is *extremely* sedentary...........

Weather is shaping up to be cool, but dry and generally pleasant.........

That's it for now from Raspberryville - enjoy your Sunday, Sparkies!

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KRYSSCOTT 10/20/2014 1:01PM

    How did you do at the walkathon? Anything exciting happen?

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MYAKAYAH 10/20/2014 2:17AM

    Sunday was good since my Broncos won! Weather was nice, had a good dinner, avoided chocolate candy~

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CATTUTT 10/19/2014 2:24PM

    Hope you have a great Sunday afternoon!

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RAPUNZEL53 10/19/2014 6:56AM

  Enjoy your walk-a-thon!

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