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GIVE IT AWAY TO KEEP IT

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Good morning everyone! I have no idea what i am going to post till i begin to write. I woke and am tired, have a long day ahead and won't finish work till 11pm. Motivation - what is it? It's what makes us go, gets us going, keeps us going. Some get it from faith, i know that is a huge boost for me! Some from family, friends, music. No matter what motivates you, use it to your full advantage. This post motivates me daily! How? There are several people that respond (and you know who you are) and knowing that i am helping them, even in some small way, keeps me upbeat, humble. With this disease whatever type you may have,we have been given, we can choose to let it defeat us, or we can push back and live a healthy and happy life. Stay motivated, push back, help motivate those that are in need. You will find out that it helps you as much as them.Have a great day!!!!!

  
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68ANNE 10/11/2014 5:17PM

    Have a wonderful day!

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PYNETREE 10/11/2014 12:32PM

    That's the Truth!

Live every day, being the friend you would want to have!

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TENNISJIM 10/10/2014 5:57AM

    Well said. Thank you for sharing the blog.

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LILSUZY1057 10/9/2014 7:25PM

    Thanks for always giving it away to us! I'll be sure to pass it on.

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LCERVERA 10/9/2014 6:18PM

    I'm glad you are feeling better. God bless you with strength and comfort from the Holy Spirit.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 10/9/2014 10:35AM

    you gots this.... emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 10/9/2014 10:18AM

    Wishing you a great day also! emoticon

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TXMEMAW6 10/9/2014 10:12AM

    Beautifully said. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and motivations. Have a great day!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/9/2014 9:20AM

    Great advice! I hope you have a good day!

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PURPLEBIRD63 10/9/2014 7:24AM

    You are soooo right!!!


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GOLFGMA 10/9/2014 7:23AM

    Staying positive is key as I just read in another blog. emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/9/2014 7:21AM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

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MRTHING2000 10/9/2014 6:35AM

    Very well said, and very motivating in and of itself. Well done.

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FIRST THINGS FIRST

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

This october 2014 I celebrated 4 years clean and sober. I was diagnosed with diabetes in october of 2006. My weight at that time was 440 + . When I got to OA I weighed 440. Yesterday at the doctor's I weighed 304 with shoes and after lunch. My A1c has gone down from 14.5 in 2012 to 9.5 yesterday. I worked with a wonderful case manager for 1 year on the spiritual and emotional ends of the disease, thinking I could control the physical on my own with the diabetes /and aa people. A friend in OA put this site on my wall a month ago and I have been reading the posts. It has forced me to come out of denial. I am a compulsive overeater and on my own I can't control my disease...I have to quit using my heart condition, the crohns disease, thyroid, Etc. as excuses for why I can't lose the 100 + lbs. I'm still carrying.Thank you all for your wonderful shares. I hope I get better and heal.. I have a wonderful sponsor who I am working with and a beautiful, trusting, growing relationship with God that keeps growing as I become honest and willing to walk through the fears, hurts, anger of the past. Yesterday, my doctor told me as I was leaving her office, " You have a choice everytime you eat... Life or unhealthy carbs.And I have to say I couldn't honestly say "Life". Just for today, I surrender my problem with food choices over to God and ask his Grace to live life on life's terms. Just for todayi STILL MUST MAKE MORE CHANGES.

  
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BELTONWALKER67 10/10/2014 8:02AM

    Keep the faith! emoticon One wise choice at a time. You have already accomplished so much! emoticon

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TXMEMAW6 10/9/2014 10:41AM

    Wow, you have come a long, long way! Congratulations on your many accomplishments. I know you still have a ways to go, but just look at all you've done so far. Remember that God will help you when you seek His guidance even in the little things. Keep up the good work!

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MOM2ACAT 10/9/2014 10:27AM

    Congrats on your progress, and thank you for sharing your story!

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WOUBBIE 10/9/2014 9:28AM

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TENNISJIM 10/9/2014 6:06AM

    Thank you for sharing. Congratulations -- four years clean and sober. Well done.

You can do it.

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JENNBECK831 10/8/2014 3:15PM

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AWATTS7 10/8/2014 2:54PM

    You don't know me, but I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! You are on the right track by working with your sponsor. I, also, felt like I was at the end of my rope and I still have awful days where I am so depressed. That's when I depend on my faith in God and know that He will guide me thru this! The day to day things that have worked best for me so far are drinking water......lots of water. I stay away from diet sodas as much as possible...I think they make me crave food...also, planning meals is very important. I usually plan my meals on Saturday or Sunday, then shop on Mondays . I don't cook extra portions of anything but veggies so I don't eat too large a portion. I allow myself a "free" day once a week, usually Sunday and eat what I want. I' m finding that I don't do so bad on that day because I don't want to take away from the rest of my week. Just knowing I have that free day means a lot. I have been overweight my entire life and have 140# to lose. Have lost 26# since starting back on S.P. in July. I would love to be friends. emoticon emoticon

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COMPCHIC52 10/8/2014 2:39PM

    wow you already lost over 100 lbs that is emoticon emoticon !!
you know one day someone showed me this verse Luke 9:62 . Don't look back on the past just keep moving forward That verse has meant the world to me. Keep going!! You are healthier today. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PURPLEBIRD63 10/8/2014 2:35PM

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NEVERORNOW 10/8/2014 2:04PM

    You've made great progress,and as far as what you still need to accomplish, I know emoticon !!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/8/2014 1:51PM

    You have come a long way!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/8/2014 1:44PM

    Good girl! LIFE is the best choice. One day-at-a-time (you know that old drill). And no need of doing this alone when you have support!

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BIG GIRL PANTIES

Monday, October 06, 2014

a tough day indeed. The quiet days are the hardest no distractions here. I'm miserably uncomfortable. Excited about the arrival of my daughters new baby coming while preparing to be devastated by the departure of my mom. What emotional torture. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Having a pity party tonight. I'll put my big girl panties back on in the morning.

  
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BACCAGIRL 10/7/2014 5:39PM

    So sorry to hear of one angels passing, although another is getting ready to join you all! I will, indeed, keep you in prayer as you struggle with the passing of your mother. Prayers of praise for that new grand-baby are waiting to be said! I do agree with our teams title and belief: you can't do this alone!! Keep your eyes on our God while trusting that He is in control.

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BLONDEDOG 10/7/2014 11:41AM

    Sometimes we need our pity parties, just don't forget to take care of yourself (and I don't mean food or exercise wise). Sometimes we just need to sag a little to get some relief. Read my blog today if you get a chance. Hugs.

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/7/2014 9:18AM

    I understand what you are saying. When my middle son had a baby I was so happy for him and so sad that my oldest son never would have a child. emoticon

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TENNISJIM 10/7/2014 5:51AM

    One day at a time

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USMAWIFE 10/6/2014 11:39PM

    hugs

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FUNZ81 10/6/2014 10:43PM

    emoticon Being a Grandma is the greatest!!

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PURPLEBIRD63 10/6/2014 10:06PM

    I'm soexcited for you - about your daughter going to soon have a baby!

My daughter just made me a new first time grandma by having
a daughter herself!
There are no words to describe becoming a grandma.
No words.
No one can understand unless they are a grandma themselves.
You have sooo much to look forward to!

PS - it's ok to have a pity party once in awhile.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/6/2014 8:46PM

    My mother lost her grand mother at the same time that I came into the world. She felt something along the lines that when one door closes another one opens and that I was sent to soften the pain and replace the lost loved one. emoticon

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SHERYLDS 10/6/2014 8:09PM

    sorry for the pain you are feeling...
but happy for your daughter.


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LILSUZY1057 10/6/2014 7:59PM

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Hey, you didn't invite me to your pity party. I had one today too! Darn it, we could have had it together. lol

Hoping it gets better for you.

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IF NOTHING CHANGES NOTHING CHANGES

Monday, October 06, 2014

Feeling much better after getting things in perspective and talking with a friend. Whew! I'm having to learn life lessons and take care of things on my own instead of with someone else. I've only truly been on my own without trying to depend on others to do things with me for this calendar year. I'm doing well overall, but it sometimes gets to me for a little while. I have always had the ability. I have just never exercised it. I'm going through some growing pains at the moment, but I am getting things done! One day at a time

  
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BACCAGIRL 10/7/2014 5:44PM

    You are absolutely capable of handing things on your own, but do not have to! Please know that any of your friends, family and fellow Sparkers would love to help you talk out, figure out and solve anything you need! You are doing well with one foot ion front of the other, so keep it up! We are all beside you to cheer you on when you need us!

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BLONDEDOG 10/7/2014 11:42AM

    Look at all the supoort you have! Awesome! I'm glad to read this blog!

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TENNISJIM 10/7/2014 5:52AM

    You can do it

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USMAWIFE 10/6/2014 11:41PM

    glad you had someone to talk with

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We at Spark People are all routing for you.

All the best in reaching your healthy golas.

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LILSUZY1057 10/6/2014 7:37PM

    So glad you reached out and talked with a friend!! I always have problems with that because I don't want to "burden" anyone with my problems. The thing is, most people feel a sense of closeness when asked to help another person out.

I have to remember this. Because, like you said, nothing ever changes if nothing ever changes!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/6/2014 7:36PM

    Good job. Life lessons aren't always easy to learn, but you're doing it!

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WWJD???

Monday, October 06, 2014

Went to the store the other day and left without getting my usual candy bar, cookies or coke. How did I do it? I just imagined that there were two of us pushing the cart. Me and my HP. He just wouldn't stop by these items.

  
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PATTYKLAVER 10/7/2014 9:16AM

    I've been down the past couple days and your blog really helped. Sometimes - I'm bad - I don't think about relying on Him like I should. Thank you for reminding me.

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TENNISJIM 10/7/2014 5:53AM

    Well done.

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MVKNET 10/6/2014 9:11PM

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EVIE4NOW 10/6/2014 7:46PM

  You did great! Congrats!

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LILSUZY1057 10/6/2014 7:05PM

    Way to go!!!!! My Higher Power helps me out all the time when I ask.

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DTHOR6 10/6/2014 6:39PM

    Awesome! Congrats

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AJB121299 10/6/2014 6:02PM

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