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12/14/19 9:09 A

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Very neutral week. Two big social events and two cultural outings. Exercise is helping relieve a lot of the arthritic pain, so that is a big positive.

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12/14/19 8:42 A

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Sounds like we've had good, bad and, at least, close to ugly. LOL For those who had a great week, I'm happy for your blessing. For those who had a tough one, there's a new week around the corner. Hopefully, it's a better one for you.

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12/14/19 3:40 A

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Nothing but medical apps two 9 month check-up and 1 CANCELLED Blood test. 1 blood test.

Next week a medication review.

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12/13/19 7:23 P

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I got the big tree up and decorated. It isn't as big as usual, just under 6', but boy does it smell great!

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12/13/19 6:42 P

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I had a great week of feeling my best , getting my Christmas shopping done and Christmas events , but I crashed today .

Your Spark friend Polly.

Sometimes I can feel depleted and when I do I find hope in this verse I am sharing with you.

Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.


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12/13/19 1:40 P

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Good week since I'm closer to moving to my daughter's city.

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Itís been a good week. Iím enjoying being in home!

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Good for me - Tucson's weather cures all ills.

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12/13/19 9:03 A

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My week was good but exhausting. I was on the move every morning (early) and it went into the afternoon. Definitely wore down the tires zipping on the freeway.

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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12/13/19 8:52 A

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My week was stressful, between Mom, a board meeting, and getting ready for Christmas. But it's nearly over.

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12/13/19 7:57 A

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What a week. It tried to kill me. So, here's your late, and possibly lame, question of the week -

How was YOUR week? Call it out, whether it was good, bad, ugly or all three.

I still work fulltime and not because I want to, but I am blessed to have a job I like. However, weeks like this one has been are really challenging. So, that's the good AND bad. I can go on and maybe recall an "ugly," but let's hear about your week.

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12/10/19 11:57 A

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We have doing KETO since Dec 26, 2018....., kinda a ďdirty ď keto since We donít actually track macros which seems to be the fad now But i have learned i have to keep up the fat and protein or i don't lose.

But aiming for 20 or less carbs each day, I am 28 pounds down from this time last year. And hovering about 3 pounds below goal weight that my doctor set for me years ago. Planning to maintain the holidays, I am at it again after the new year to see where my body wants to be on the scale... lower.

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12/8/19 9:16 A

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Portion control.

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12/8/19 7:51 A

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Ruth, I'm sorry to hear your arthritis is stymieing your exercise. WW is a fine plan.

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12/8/19 7:43 A

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Trev, staying inside your calories may not have a name like Keto, WW, etc., but it's still a fine plan.

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12/7/19 9:35 A

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I'm on WW, but the arthritis has derailed my exercise plan.

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12/6/19 4:50 P

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No plan just stay inside my calories

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12/5/19 7:04 P

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Moderation in all things , Flexitarian , clean eating.

Your Spark friend Polly.

Sometimes I can feel depleted and when I do I find hope in this verse I am sharing with you.

Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.


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12/5/19 1:08 P

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I'm not sure it's an actual plan, other than it's predominately whole foods based. I don't add salt when I cook, avoid added sugars, and do choose foods for the nutrients they offer. No highly processed foods in the pantry.

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Right now I am eating for health reasons only. It is a whole food plant based diet. I have lost 6 pounds, but have to watch what I eat constantly. Eating out is very hard.

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I follow Weight Watchers blue plan.

Am a life time member and our fearless is fantastic so I attend weekly meetings and use the app for keeping track of what I have eaten

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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I eat by exchanges. They give me a well rounded diet, and the bonus selections and optional calories give me all the flexibility I need to create delicious meals.

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12/5/19 8:58 A

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For me it is simple.... self control. There are triggers that help derail the train, but it is pretty basic, a hunger twitch is felt and water, veggies, fruit, or other healthy treats do not address my need.... it seems that only carbs work.

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12/5/19 8:50 A

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12/5/2019 Question of the week

What type of food plan do you follow for weight loss or maintenance? Examples - low calorie, KETO, diabetic, clean eating, etc.

Mine is intuitive eating. See my blog for more details.

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I hear you, Linda. Anything in a bag or like package of cookies. Hard to eat just one or a single serving.

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12/4/19 10:33 A

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I cannot have chips in the house, either! Especially potato chips.

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12/2/19 7:55 A

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I know what you mean JOANNS4. I've never had a huge problem with desserts - or sweets of any kind, but now I have to be careful, especially if stressed. I'm not very good at limiting myself. One piece begets another and another until I've emptied whatever it is. So, I try not to keep any cookies, candy or pastries on hand. DH is working with a nutritionist and done very well so far. Trying not to be a stumbling block for him has helped me, at least at home. I don't want to have anything at home that tempts him.

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12/2/19 7:45 A

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Boredom and fatigue are my biggest triggers, too, Sue.

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12/1/19 5:45 P

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Certain things I can't have in the house. One of them is chips. If I am stressed I get the munchies. Celery and carrot sticks help, or popcorn.


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Boredom and fatigue are my biggest triggers.

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My only trigger is stress. We have had a lot of stress lately, but I have managed to lose weight.

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11/30/19 3:35 A

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I really don't have a trigger but cuppa soups if it gets cold. Low on cals but too many do build-up



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11/29/19 9:34 A

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Food, that's my trigger.

I eat three meals a day, rarely skip a meal, but sometimes at 4 pm I have to have a cup of tea and cookies.

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11/28/19 9:56 P

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I am doing much better at emotional eating forced into it by being a Diabetic. I know people who stop eating when depressed or worried , but not I . I still get the urge to eat when not truly hungry , but now I have to control it and I do it by being mindful . If I slip up , I forgive myself and get a hold of myself.

Your Spark friend Polly.

Sometimes I can feel depleted and when I do I find hope in this verse I am sharing with you.

Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.


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That's a good one, too, Carol. I'm definitely bored when I'm hurting and don't want to do anything. Bored's evil twin sister is pain. I know many people who say they can't eat when they are sick or hurting. That's when I want to eat - takes my mind off my feel bad and I have a mini euphoria for a flash until the food fix wears off and what triggered it in the first place is intruding again. The only time that isn't true is if my illness is stomach related.
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That's a good one, NELLJONES. I had forgotten about time of day.

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11/28/19 11:18 A

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My biggest trigger has always been time of day, late afternoon by the clock. I just get through to 5 and I'm home free for another day.

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11/28/19 10:33 A

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Bored - I agree Donna = don't wanna do anything because I am hurting from arthritis flareup

Edited by: HAPPYSOUL91 at: 11/28/2019 (10:34)
Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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11/28/19 10:13 A

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What's your biggest trigger for overeating? I try to use a modification of a known acronym HALT. Am I really hungry or angry, lonely or tired. My modification is HALTS(s) - Am I really hungry or angry, lonely, tired, sick or stressed. Wish I could figure out how to squeeze a B in there because boredom is my biggest trigger.

Not boredom like I have nothing to do, but boredom like I'm not motivated to do anything.

What's yours?

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11/25/19 8:42 A

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We always decorate a Christmas tree that we have had for years when we are in Calif. The church is only a block away from our old house here and we always walk to Christmas Eve service. I love to see all the decorations in our neighborhood and enjoy the Christmas music on the radio. We see our children and grands, great grands but not on Christmas day, sometime during the holiday season.


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I love Christmas. However, we stopped giving gifts. The reason is that one year everyone gave each other cash or gift cards and we were simply exchanging money. Now we just pick Angel Tree kids to give to.

Dh and my gift to each other is something for the house. I just ordered a Vitamix, so that will be my Christmas this year. Dh is a cop and wants a new gun, so that will be his. Everything else we purchase as needed.

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DW, is a big lover of Christmas; she literally works very hard at finding just the right gift for the kids and grandkids.... all throughout the year... most of it on line or at the Big Value stores like Kohls or Bed Bath and Beyond, using coupons and special sales to keep our gift costs low. Some she picks up at flea markets or garage sales. The gifts are usually quite small, especially now that we find ourselves shipping the presents to Michigan, or if a loved one is here with us for Christmas, the gift will easily fit into their luggage or carry on.

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I don't personally celebrate the Christian holiday but I do participate in some of the secular events, such as attending choral and musical concerts, teas and parties. It is an excellent excuse to donate to worthwhile charities that help people who truly need a helping hand, or organizations doing medical research as well as local associations that provide services and .preserve or beautify our surroundings.

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Thanks. I don't blog often, but sometimes when I'm commenting the thoughts are tumbling out and I move those to a blog. :)

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I will have to check that blog out Donna G. Thanks for sharing.

Your Spark friend Polly.

Sometimes I can feel depleted and when I do I find hope in this verse I am sharing with you.

Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.


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Wow! Started putting my answer to the question here and it turned into a book, so I posted it as a blog instead. Well, about to post it.

Happy Friday!

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I have had some good times in the past but I think over here Christmas is for children to enjoy.

Most of my friends think it is a good time to drink themselves to death



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I emoticon Christmas . I think partly because a Christmas Tree was one of the first sights I saw when I was born early Christmas Morn when I was born in 1949. This Christmas I will hit a mile stone of "70".

I don't like to start Christmas , till we get past Thanksgiving, so I wish they would move Thanksgiving, up on our Calendar, so we would have more time between those two holidays and did not need to rush.

I love giving . I buy less for family , so I can give more meaningful gifts to those in true need. Like food boxes to those on a tight budget . I am on a tight budget myself , but we can always find someone who is worse off than our self. I like to give useful gifts and not take part in all the commercialism.

Your Spark friend Polly.

Sometimes I can feel depleted and when I do I find hope in this verse I am sharing with you.

Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.


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I stopped enjoying Christmas while in my teens (50 years ago) because it was being too commercialized and too much pressure on giving even when people canít afford it to people who donít need anything.

I love the reason for the season, and have many wonderful childhood memories.... every time i smell fresh oranges or see a bowl of mixed nuts, it takes me back....



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I don't like Christmas. I have no special memories and it's a stress to get through.

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