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Saturday, 12/1/12

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Mom's Night was so fun last evening. So refreshing talking with the ladies there about non-homeschool stuff for a change. You really get to know each other better at these outings.

Before I left we had a scare with Maegann's hamster as she had accidentally dropped him on the wood floor and he "went dead." I looked online and found that this is their response to trauma, but I was concerned as he was bleeding from his nose a bit. Within about 15 minutes he was moving his head and I will say she was very lucky that he's totally fine and had finally began eating and drinking again by bedtime. I am glad of that, but also glad she learned a needed lesson as she'd become too careless with him lately in how she played with him.

Got up the usual "gym" time today and headed to volunteer at Bountiful Baskets as they ask you do this once within four visits. A lady from church was there too and as we were standing together we got placed on apple duty. Some great looking fruit & veggies today! Once I was finished there and had my box I headed to the grocery store to fill in the rest of my shopping list for the week. Came home and started laundry and checked some email. I had to go to the church about 11:30 to let people in for the co-op chess tournament (with our mentoring co-op). Thankfully the two moms there from our co-op were willing to close the building down so I didn't have to go back. I then ran a couple errands on the way home. Two of our students took 1st & 3rd! Whoo hoo!

Tomorrow after church Maegann is going home with a friend and we'll meet back up at 4:30 when we're all there for quizzing or choir stuff. I plan to use the quiet (yes, the house is much quieter when she's not here) and get things ready for school this week and do more on my James study.

Here's the picture for the cross-stitch that I'm working on. Maegann chose it and I'm loving the easier pattern and larger thread count! It says, "Every Creature of God is Good" from 1 Timothy 4:4.

December Goal: Giving up soda.

The Biggest Loser Winter Challenge team (Go Emerald!) has been challenged to identify an impediment to our weight loss and after thinking it over for a couple of days I chose this one. It is my main "calorie killer" each day and now the hubby has shared info that too much sugar is proven to have something to do with dementia down the road. So.... as hard as it will be for awhile I am going to do this once and for all. I have a great motivator here at Spark too as she is 6 months soda free (Hope I got that right Trish!) so I know it can be done. Okay Carrie.... I'm really going to have to do it now! I've posted it here and on the team thread! (biting nails.....)
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    I'm so excited about this Janet! I think you will find that your head is clearer and you have even more energy after you give up that soda! emoticon

    Yes, you got it right. On December 1st I hit 6 months soda free! The most successful I've ever been at anything food related.

    When I really realized what it was doing to my body it was so easy to give it up. Not easy in the sense that I went through serious withdrawls but I have not craved it in months now.

    I believe in you and I will hold this up in prayer Janet. Keep us posted! Your body deserves this:)
    2561 days ago
    Sounds like a good day overall and I am glad Meagann's hamster is ok - poor baby. I use to drink soda daily and now I only drink it once in a while and I really don't miss itor crave it - never thought that would happen. you can do it!
    2562 days ago
  • CARRIE1948
    If you focus on the soda for 6 weeks, every day, you can change the behavior.
    2562 days ago
    Sounds like a busy, productive, but relaxing day for you. Good luck with the soda. You can do it!!
    2562 days ago
    I am so glad the hamster is OK. Phew!

    I gave up soda shortly after I joined SparkPeople, since I too felt it was a major hurdle in cutting down on my calories. Now the thought of drinking that stuff turns me off.
    2563 days ago
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