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8/15/14 12:15 P

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Oh, Susan, that's wonderful news about your new healthcare worker's support - long may it last!

Gill

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Answer on the dot calendar:

I am using the free one as well. I printed it and bought little dot stickers to use. A box of 450 stickers was less than $5 and I only bought green ones. I have some old gold and red stars for the other types of days, and even if I have to tape those on, I don't plan on using many.

The paid members get the calendar that you can update online.



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I am adapting my schedule as our new healthcare worker needs to come at 8 AM on Friday's instead of the 9:30 time slot of the previous one.

She is a gem! Today is only her second time here and DH let me know he does NOT need me to be in the room with them (Thank You Jesus!) so I was able to spend that time doing some other things without interruption. When she was done with his bath, shave, wash & dry hair, she brought him back to his chair and then she cleaned one bathroom while I did the other one, the swept and mopped the kitchen floor while I did laundry, took out the trash and watered the flowers.

It feels so good to have a partner a couple of days a week! It is my hope that, in time, DH reaches a comfort level that I will be able to leave and do grocery shopping or other errands when the worker is here.



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Hi Cindy,

Linda not only has her own Spark Page, she is also one of the leaders of this team! Yes, she is going to be posting her journey, with her own answers to her questions in her daily blog. We are also posting links to her blogs in the "A Few Minutes with Linda Spangle" forum here so that new members joining will be able to access them.

Beth WAY TO GO!!!! You are keeping up despite the return to full time.



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Good morning all,

WellI joined lst week with great intentions as usual, procrastinated immediately, did go the Lindas site and printed out the sheets. Finally filled them out this am... I went to her website and anyone tell me, do you have to be a paying member to be able to use that calendar with the dots? I got to it, but don't know how to move the dots to the days. Perhaps I am not able? I am a member but didn't pay to get the year thing.

Soooooo was doing the papers and said how many days do you want to live like this. I thought NONE!!! then thought yes that is true, but if I am going to be honest to myself and on spark, I best say 3. cos I know this being Friday and having silver hills bagels left in fridge and one ice cream bar in freezer I will not do well.

I then found out that linda has a spark page and she too is going to start on Monday!!! I feel so pleased that I will be able to start on a day and have some one else starting on day 1. I looked for some of the ones that joined when I did, but see no I started ! and lol I couldn't cos I didn't start.

THIS has to be the time, I have said this for many years, and yet this past week I have felt an urgency. Also I go to the dr for my physical and for the first time I am not comfortable with it. He weighs me but all he has ever said was like you to lose 10 %. Perhaps I am getting too close to 200 which I swore I wouldn't go over and I did get to 201 for a day. So feeling more confident. I wrote all my excuses and on the back of the sheet wrote a rebuttal to them all.....

HUGS and hope you all do well on whatever day you are on and wherever your journey takes you.

Cindy

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8/15/14 9:04 A

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Such a great lesson, Beth. We need to be reminded that food is neither good nor bad...I love it.

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Well done Beth - and thanks for blogging it all - it's really helping me to keep going, and I go over and read what you wrote for the day I'm on :D

Gill

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Food isn't moral or immoral so it can't be good or bad. This is what I learned from reading day #70. I never thought I would get this far in the book, but I have stuck with it and am learning a lot.
Hope everyone has an awesome Friday!
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8/14/14 7:01 P

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So I have been home for 3 days from work and have felt awful for most of it, but every couple of hours, there are good, lucid moments. So I looked up foods that give you the nutrients we all need (if go to tracking, you will find it at the bottom of the page). I am always wondering what foods bring the most nutrients that is required by our bodies. Here is what I found with foods that are highest to lowest in mg and percentages.

Potassium, K white beans (lima, kidney), dark leafy greens (spinach, collards), baked potatoes w/skin (regular and sweet potatoes), dried apricots (peaches, prunes, raisins), baked acorn squash (zucchini, winter squash), yogurt (plain), fish (salmon, halibut, yellowfin tuna, anchoives, mackerel, herring), avocados, mushroom (white, portabella, brown or crimini, enoki, shiitake, maitake), bananas

Calcium, Ca dark leafy greens (watercress, collards, turnip greens), low fat cheese (mozzarella nonfat, low fat swiss, reduced fat parmesan, cottage cheese), low fat milk & yogurt (nonfat milk), chinese cabbage, fortified soy products (tofu), okra (cooked), broccoli, green snap beans, almonds, fish canned (sardines in oil w/bones, pink salmon, shrimp)

Magnesium, Mg dark leafy greens (raw spinach), nuts & seeds (squash and pumpkin seeds), fish (mackerel), beans and lentils (soy beans), whole grains (brown rice), avocados, low-fat dairy (plain non-fat yogurt), bananas, dried fruit (figs), dark chocolate

Folate, total beans (black eyed peas - cooked, pinto, chickpeas, lima, black, navy, kidney beans), lentils, spinach (raw), asparagus (cooked), lettuce (Cos or Romaine), avocado, broccoli (cooked), tropical fruits (mango, banana), oranges, bread (wheat bread, french, italian breads)

Fiber, total dietary bran (corn), cauliflower (raw) & broccoli, cabbage (raw savory, red cabbage, common, chinese), berries (raspberries, elderberries, blackberries, gooseberries, cranberries, stawberries), leavy greens (cos or romaine, turnip, beet, spinach), celery, squash (baked winter hubbard, acorn, butternut, winter, pumpkin, summer), beans (kidney, navy, french, pinto, black, chickpeas), mushrooms (cooked white, shiitake, portabella), oranges

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) shellfish (cooked clams), liver (beef), fish (mackerel/tuna, salmon), crustaceans (crab, shrimp), fortified soy products (silken tofu)

cheers,
barbara

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8/14/14 6:41 P

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Hi Susan! Good work on all account! Your volunteer organisation work sounds very rewarding - and many, many congratulations on getting 1/9 of your afghan done already! I'm planning to knit myself a sort of wrap/shawl type thing for the winter :D

Gill

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8/14/14 9:55 A

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Susan, I just wanted to say thank you for giving us the medals. I didn't catch you in time, but in the future...please wait on mine when the team is depleted. I don't want you to use your own supply because I don't think that's fair to you.


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emoticon Good Morning!

The weather took it's toll on the volunteer workforce of the non-profit I am helping. Lost 4 of them due to flooded basements and/or teachers returning to school, which means I am one of two remaining! The director has extended the need for our assistance to September 15th.

The good news is, we've collected enough donations to actually begin issuing the free backpacks of school supplies to low/no income families. I had the pleasure yesterday of e-mailing several of my clients to let them know this wonderful news!

I have been working an hour on applications, then taking a half hour break to work on my afghan. It is now 1/9 completed. I am loving the colors :)

I hope you all have a safe and happy day, whichever day you are on.

Onward & Downward!



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Thanks Susan - was lovely to see my 'medal' this morning :D

Gill

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Team goodie points received are based on number of team members. We get 500 per month, although that may increase when our membership reaches 200. The maximum a team can use each month, for a team of 500 or more, is 3000.

Everyone should click the flags as that affects our team ranking, along with participating in the team goals.

PS: I have plenty of personal goodie points :)

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Oooh, don't do that Susan...I can wait.

Does clicking on the flags help with the goodies...I do that vigilantly every day...maybe if it does, we should spread the word. I don't think you should have to take this from your personal stock.

barbara

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emoticon silver medals on the way for Fernnie, KindredSpirit and Rawcookie!

I'm already out of team goodies for the month, sending from my personal account ;)

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Gill

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40 Days ago I started...this is unbelievable for me...I am thrilled.

barbara

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Hey Sharon, two slices of pizza is a perfect serving. Enjoy the party and the pool time afterwards.



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Hello Everyone. I have been off the grid, under the wagon...whatever.. for the past week or so. I had some old girlfriends staying with us and all we did was sit and eat! One of my friends has health issues that prevent her from walking so we just hung out together - finishing a large jigsaw puzzle, listening to books on tape, and E.A.T.I.N.G. The pool was closed for maintenance so....anyway, those are my excuses!.

So here is my "recovery" plan. By the calendar this is Day 24 I think - rather than start over I am going on without a break. Over the next few days I will focus on the days I missed and get caught up by next Monday.

Today will be a challenge as I am hosting a pizza party for my mom and her friends at the facility where they live. This is a going away party for two sisters who are moving up north to another facility. I am getting a pizza, apple pie and ice cream. I have decided that I will have two pieces of pizza and no dessert. The pool is open and if I can I will go to water aerobics tonight.

I will try to get caught up with all your activities and posts over the week.

I hope there are lessons in this program about vacations and special events! emoticon emoticon

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Gini glad to hear you are making progress.

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Well our catastrophe is finally dealt with and most of the storm damaged has been repaired. I did days 13,14,15 today. Slowly I am making my way through this challenge. Hope I finish before the challenge runs out!


Gini

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Happy Tuesday! Day 54 and all is well!

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Susan, 15 lbs since this challenge! I hope I can do as well...I would be ecstatic!

cheers
barbara

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Yes Barb, it has! As your taste buds grow more accustomed to natural foods, and weaned off the artificial things, you begin to appreciate more of the flavors.

Carrots and even beets taste sweet to me now, and I can taste the salt in my Land O'Lakes 50% Canola oil butter.


Day #53 was a fun exercise for me. I wrote a "Dear John" letter to my old favorite foods Little Debbie and Lofthouse and posted it in my blog.

Things are still going to be crazy with my volunteer work for another two weeks. School starts soon!

Purple Heart will be picking up a load of things from my front porch this morning. Saying goodbye to the last of the 3x/24's and 26's emoticon

So far I've lost 15 pounds on this 100 Day's challenge, and I am learning so much! A lot of these topics are things I've read before, in her "Life is Hard, Food is Easy" book and on other sites, yet this time, for some reason, more of them are sticking. I think that has to do with the daily assignments we are completing.

Some I will need to repeat more than once.

Onward & Downward!


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Has anyone had this happen? I have not been eating many sweets lately and as a result, I am finding regular food 'sweet'! How is that possible?

I had some fresh carrots from a farm and some of them were 'sweet'. I mean, a carrot?!?!?! I usually find them a bit tart and while some still were, others were not. This has happened with other foods as well.

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Hmmmm ... I never thought about the altitude being a factor for water retention. I came from Dallas where the humidity can be 100% and I had major water retention issues and migraines.

Since moving to Colorado, I have had some swelling due to hypothyroidism but only once before when I just couldn't get any relief. This time was a doozy as well.

We are headed to St Louis and Dallas to visit the kids. I will be packing my herbal supplements and completing my walking before the sun comes up ... hopefully.

I look at this as a journey ... learning how to cope as we go through life.

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emoticon Barbara I am so sorry for your loss. SP Friends do become like family to us.

emoticon Iya! If starting over on day #1 is what works best for you, go for it! Enjoy the smoothies.

emoticon Cat! Happy to hear you are getting a little relief. You mentioned walking in Arizona didn't have the same effect. I wonder if the altitude in Colorado contributes to the swelling in your legs?




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emoticon sorry to hear about your SP friend passing away Barbara :(

IYA - no harm can come from drinking a green smoothie every day - way to go!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 8/10/2014 (02:56)
Gill

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Whatever your program, I am glad you are back with us!

take care
barbara

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I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Spark Friend Barbara.
My thoughts are with you.

I am starting over again.
I got stuck on Day 11 and then just fizzled out.
Monday I am starting a "Green" Smoothie type
plan. I am replacing 1 meal a day with a "green"
smoothie type drink, (made with fresh veggies/fruits and a Blender) or, I am going to have it
as a snack. I posted the first week of recipes on one of my blogs a week or two ago
if anyone feels like searching back to find that blog.
I have a friend (Vassa) who did that and she lost a lot of weight.
She gave me all her notes.
So by starting the "Green Smoothie" a day I hope to pick up my momentum again.
If I pick up on Day 12 and carry forward I feel like I have lost something, that is just me, I know it is. So here I go again....starting Monday "Day 1 Revisited"

If you can, take some time to soak in the energy of the Barley Full Moon on Sunday.
Be well
and Bright Blessings.



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I feel rather sad...I just learned a SP friend has passed away. I believe I am correct in saying she was 81. A very lovely lady who was always kind. Years ago she was one of my 'favorite SP friends', but I went away for about 2 years and we lost touch. Still, she was so kind and we re-forged a relationship.

I got an email from her closest SP friend and, at first, I thought she was speaking about another person on my other team. I knew the person had just posted so I was left wondering 'What in the heck?! I reached out and contacted the leader on that team and true to form, she figured it out. It was another person totally.

First, the thought it was someone on my recent team left me bewildered and shocked. I didn't go any further in my thinking/feeling when I learned it was a completely different person. Now a shock in a different way - it's tough cause I feel down. I know its a cycle of life, but its no less easy. Sorry to burden anyone, but I had to write.

barbara

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You guys are awesome! Thank you for the info, your support and putting up with me whining. This has been a long, frustrating and painful three weeks.

Yesterday I took herbal compounds for water retention; had 4 cups of dandelion and peppermint tea … up from the two a day I had been having; propped my legs up higher than my heart for an hour … which I have been doing daily; woke up this morning feeling a million times better. Today I soaked in the tub with a cup of Epsom salt letting the water turn cold … I had been soaking all along but someone suggested to stay in until the water turned cold.

I missed walking for two days because I couldn’t put my shoes on … this is the second time this has happened. Today I wore thick bandages on my heel blisters caused by my shoes rubbing so bad during the swelling. I wore compressed hose for the first time. I got in my 60 minutes on the treadmill holding my arms up instead of letting them hang while hubby walked the pups in the forest without me : ( As soon as I was done I walked around the house until I cooled off and then lay on the bed with my legs propped up and drank 8oz of Gatorade diluted in 24oz of water.

All is good. I did not hear back from the doc … who is not a thyroid specialist but the best doc I have been to. I have gone to specialist through the years for me to know more about hypothyroidism and some of the different drugs than they did … and I don’t know that much. I was on 180mg, lost weight and began having heart palpitations, sweating, and could not close my eyes so we lowered my dosage to 120mg. Unfortunately, I gained the weight back but stayed at 120mg. Now that I have lost weight the 120mg had lowered my TSH to 0.06 … too low! And I wasn’t sleeping. That’s why we started alternating between 120 and 90. The swelling started when I started walking outdoors at home. I did not have issues in Arizona on vacation.


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emoticon Glenna!

Gil thanks for the fairy Godmother :)



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Sounds great, Glenna!

cheers
barbara

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Hi everyone, I was trying to read posts and get caught up with all that is going on.

It is sunny and nice in WV today. I want to go to the garden later and see what veggies are ready. A beautiful day to do that.

I also wanted to share a wonderful AHA moment I had. When we were in town this past week, I made a much better choice for lunch that I normally would. Then later dh and I shared a candy bar. Before I would have wolfed down the the whole thing. And I thought to myself, "well it is ok to eat a treat every now and then. And tomorrow is a fresh, new day." And I have been back on track. So as I was thinking about it, I realized, "I used to make consistently poor choices when we were out and I used to wolf down the whole thing, but now I am different." And I was truly different.

And last week I had a 4.2# loss because of not taking a certain pain med. So my weight has pretty much stayed the same this week. And this morning when I weighed,, I thought well that is ok. I really lost enough last week for two weeks anyway. And before I would have thought, "Oh I should have lost that much again this week." So I am slowly, but surely changing my attitude and outlook.

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Susan - I'm often called 'an angel' - it takes one to know one ;)
emoticon (no emoticon for angel, so fairy will have to do :D)

fluid retention - whilst you are waiting for a medical diagnosis - try soaking your tootsies in a footbath with a few drops of fennel essential oil in it - can work wonders........ good luck!



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Happy Saturday everyone! Any special plans for the weekend?



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Is your doctor a regular MD or specialist? When you are taking thyroid replacement therapy and the dosage is too high then the symptoms can be: palpitations, rapid weight loss, restlessness or shakiness, sweating. Usually water retention goes along with hypothyroidism. Still, I am concerned about this. You should go back to him if he is a specialist OR see a specialist if he is not one.

When my feet swell, I keep them elevated and put ice packs on them, but still I believe you should get this checked out to make sure this all gets resolved. Hypothyroidism might be thought of as common, but needs to be taken care of.

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Cat here is an article I found on SP about thyroid and water retention. Hope it helps!

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Awww Cat so sorry to hear that. The only advice I could give is drink even MORE water as crazy as that sounds. And, maybe go back to the other other form of exercise?

CP you learned a lesson now and next time you will have a two bite brownie!


After owning this laptop for almost 5 years, today I finally figured out how to paste a screen shot into an e-mail. It's amazing the things we can learn when the time is right!

It's been a rough (physically not mentally) day in caregiving and I blogged earlier that I was skipping cardio, then I remembered my lesson for the day and decided even though I'm pooped, I can still do at least ten minutes.

Maybe not as high intensity as originally planned, but enough to help burn off some stress anyway.

Gil you are an angel!

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Help!!!!!!

I have been retaining water for the last 3ish weeks. I switched from indoor exercise to walking outdoors. My hands and feet look like shiny bloated sausages. Doc feels like it is due to hypothyroid ... I have been on Armour for 10+ years. We reduced the dosage in May because I have lost weight the 120mg was causing heart palpitations and sleepless nights. Did not experience the water retention then ... just started.

I don't want to take "water pills" because the water loss just rebounds. I have drank:

lemon water
peppermint tea
dandelion tea
cranberry juice

I have elevated legs, soaked in Epsom salt baths. Any suggestions?????

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CP: I work in residential care services for adults with learning disabilities, so it's 24/7 cover.

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Susan - you are halfway there! Woohoo!

Rawcookie - what is your profession? It sounds like you have quite a schedule and work very hard!

I had a good and bad day yesterday. I went for a follow up visit with the trainer at my water aerobics center. I had lost over 3 pounds for the month, so she was very happy with me! I spent about an hour in a friend's pool later in the day - moving most of that time and burning calories. But, then, in the evening, I had a battle with some brownies and lost! I did stop sooner than I normally would, so I guess that's a small victory, in spite of my indulgence!

I just finished Day 14 and 15. I LOVE the two bite principle. I've heard that the first bite and the last bite taste the best, so that goes along with this first two bites idea. I wish I had read that lesson before I got into the brownies last night...I will assure you, I had more than two bites!

Have a great day, everyone - whatever day you are on!

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emoticon that's a sweet surprise Gil!

I posted this on the wall and will also post here that Linda Spangle wrote a note to us in the Additional Resources thread (the one right underneath this one).

So wonderful to have her on our team!

Like RawCookie, I found the 30's to be a very insightful set of lessons. The one I start next will also be very beneficial to me as it's all about emotional eating, the root of my weight issues which I am working to resolve quickly when it raises it's ugly head.

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I just love checking in here and reading all the great news from everyone :D

Surprise! Surprise! I'm not starting work until 4.30pm today - thanks to my boss who took me off the early shift which would have been a real marathon stint.

I went for a 'run' (walk/jog) this morning early - and so enjoyed it.

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For my morning snack I measured out HALF my usual amount - and it was totally enough (Day 20 is one of my 'favourite' lessons).

I am slowly, slowly, getting to feel my stomach and whether I'm full or not! I'm finding this set of 10 lessons very interesting - I feel like I'm really starting to get to some of the deep roots underlying my eating behaviours.

Whichever #Day you're one today - hope you get helpful insights and enjoy the journey


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Wow, Susan, congrats to day 50 tomorrow! I am only on day 4 and have a long way to go until I reach day 50. You have mentioned several times how the days go by quickly and even though I am only on day 4, I can see what you mean. By reading how everyone liked day 5, I am looking forward to tomorrow.

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June Day #5 is one of my favorites as well!


Gil if we don't hear from you we will understand. We will catch up with you on Monday :)


Congrats CP on the lovely Emma Grace! Your description of your big muscle bound son holding her almost brought a tear to my eyes. How precious that a tiny little bundle of joy can transform a person :)

I have spent the majority of this week dealing with home healthcare worker issues, and as of 4:30 PM today, she quit. Her agency has no one else to send tomorrow so tomorrow I will begin looking for a new agency as well. They should have at least one back up person in place for situations like this.

Finally made it to the grocery store and am now stocked up on "the good stuff" and also purchased apple pie flavored English muffins to try as I had a coupon for them. The one I had this afternoon was brimming with flavor and well worth the 160 calories. I will be keeping these individually wrapped in the freezer for occasional treats when the points allow.

Tomorrow is my day #50 for me, halfway already! The days do go by quickly.

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It sounds like everyone is SO busy! Being BUSY is one of those things that in the past I have allowed to throw me off track, but, in reality - that's usually the way life is - we go from one busy day to another. I love the things I've learned here in the last couple of weeks about being committed and 'doing it anyway' which can help us be victorious in spite of our very busy days!

June - I agree that Day 5's concept of writing down a craving in the notebook is so helpful! Rather than keep fighting the battle with it in your head (which I often lose), it's a great mental trick to just acknowledge it on paper, and get it out of your mind, and feel like you can just set it aside for awhile and move on to other thoughts! Love it!

Yesterday, I became a GRANDMA for the very first time! I'm just SO excited about my sweet new little granddaughter, Emma Grace! Sadly, she was born in Indiana and I'm in Georgia, so we've only seen pictures so far, but I'm so thankful to whoever created SKYPE and FaceTime so we can feel in a way that 'we are there'! She is just precious (of course) and looks just like her mama. My son, the bomb technician with the big muscles who has never held a doll in his life, now looks so tender holding that tiny baby in his big strong arms. I smiled when I saw the first picture of her - but seeing the picture of him holding her brought me to tears! We will be taking a trip to see her for the first time in about 3 weeks and I'm counting the days!

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Yes, Day 5 is one of my favourites so far - and is a tool I am using a lot - I find it very helpful



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