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April 2011 - Me with Casey the Japanese Chin





July 2011 - reflecting on a smaller size - self portrait in clothes 2 sizes smaller than Jan 2011



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Joline's Postive Spot

I have been taking steps towards a more active and positive life over the last few years, including exercise which has reduced some of the physical effects of repeated back injuries and healthier eating habits which have enabled me to lose over 50 lbs. But after a long period of unemployment (now thankfully ended) and the resultant bruising of my self-esteem I needed something to help me re-energize and move forward. Here I am and this will be my positive spot.
I have been taking steps towards a more active and positive life over the last few years, including exercise which has reduced some of the physical effects of repeated back injuries and healthier eating habits which have enabled me to lose over 50 lbs. But after a long period of unemployment (now thankfully ended) and the resultant bruising of my self-esteem I needed something to help me re-energize and move forward. Here I am and this will be my positive spot.




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Member Since: 5/5/2011

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My Goals:
To slim down to my "ideal" weight and clothing size, to build a stronger, healthier, more mobile body and to enjoy dancing and other activities in that new body.

My Program:
Eating with mindfulness, following the boot camp routines available here and adding in new exercises as I find them and feel they are appropriate.

Personal Information:
I am currently a Seattle-area girl and love the Pacific Northwest. As a former military brat I've traveled and enjoyed all the wonderful places I have lived or visited, but this is home. I still travel as an amateur photographer collecting photos of anything that takes my fancy. Some images available at www.eyesofthecat.com

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My current inspiring books are "Thoughts are Things" by Prentice Mulford and "Seven Times Down, Eight Times Up" by Dr. Alan Gettis. My current theme song is "Little by Little" from the movie "Happily N'Ever After 2". ("'Cause little by little is a lot more than nothing at all")

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MIPALADY23
1/16/2012 10:46:33 AM

AND remember not to let fear hold you back...just plan the steps carefully to Rockstardom!

THANK YOU so much for your support on my "RockStar" Blog. I can't believe the support on my blogs lately. Feels so good and motivating!

Keep sparkin!!

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MIPALADY23
1/16/2012 10:32:46 AM

Thanks so much for your support on my "Running is feeling sooo good" blog. I'm going to check out Amazon!!!

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REACHING4HOME
1/9/2012 7:50:32 PM

Thanks for reading my blog. That is so weird. One of my daughters is a major slob and the other is super tidy - just like me. I actually had to see someone because I got so OCD that I bought a rake to straighten the fringe on a throw rug. I knew I was way over the line. I am much better now, but, if I had seen his house (or even this terrible state) before I married him - it never would have happened. Isn't that a terrible thing to say? But he agrees. I drive him crazy too.
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HMEGLI
1/1/2012 4:36:50 AM

Happy 2012!!!!



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JOLINEMR
12/14/2011 8:58:55 PM

I forgot to post that the pie worked out pretty well. I used a gluten free pie crust mix with vegetable shortening. (I've used the same mix since with some cornmeal to make scones and for a few other things). I used a can of organic pumpkin, xylitol as my sugar replacement and thickened rice milk made from a rice milk powder mix (double the powder for the water amount). I used my basic Betty Crocker cookbook recipe with the above substitutions. I had extra pie crust, so I baked a sweet potato, mashed it up and used the same substitutions to make a small sweet potato pie as well. Both tasted pretty good and my SIL was THRILLED that she could have pie. I even brought some rice whipped topping that is almost as good as cool whip. (I don't do Soy due to allergies, so I use rice and coconut milk as my main substitutions)



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