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I am a 50 yr-old married, grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren whom I do not get to see enough of. My wonderful husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary this winter. I am looking forward to getting to know a few people on here and celebrating our successes together!
I am a 50 yr-old married, grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren whom I do not get to see enough of. My wonderful husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary this winter. I am looking forward to getting to know a few people on here and celebrating our successes together!




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Member Since: 2/5/2007

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My Goals:
- to eat all I need, no matter how hard it is for me.
- to be able to do whatever I want, when I want and not have to worry about how I look or feel.
- to cut down on wheat and sugar, potentially to cut out both altogether.

My Program:
I will track everything I eat and will try very hard to eat all the food I am supposed to even though it is often too much for me.

I will work out every day.

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Looking for that magical balance to keep the FMS symptoms at bay (or a cure!) :D and reactivate the thyroid.

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"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments."
~Jim Rohn

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NIXY72
5/1/2012 9:18:22 PM

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU

This Friday is International Star Wars Day, so celebrate with ... yup, you are reading this right... YOGA. And not just any yoga... STAR WARS YOGA. Oh yes. "Much to learn you still have...my old padawan. ... This is just the beginning!"

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newsfeed.time.com/2011/05/04/happy-star-
wars-day-celebrate-with-yoga/

How fabulous is that??

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So if you're not a Star Wars fan (and really, how could you not be?)... here's the back-info:

"May 4 is called Star Wars Day (also sometimes known as Luke Skywalker Day) because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day.... "May the fourth be with you".

'May the Force be with you' was a phrase used to wish luck or good will, generally when individuals parted ways or the object of the expression was facing some sort of imminent challenge. The phrase implied the speaker's wish that the power of the Force would be working alongside the addressee, in order that the addressee's goals would be more effectively accomplished.... Current day Star Wars fans were not the first to introduce the line "May the Fourth Be with You"; When Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain's first female Prime Minister on May 4, 1979, her party placed an advertisement in The London Evening News that said: "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations."

In 2011, the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada [YAY, TORONTO!!] at the Toronto Underground Cinema.... The second annual edition is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 4, 2012.

(this information unabashedly stolen from: starwars.wikia.com/wiki/May_the_Force_be_w
ith_you & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Day)

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If you need a little more motivation today, look no farther than wise, old Yoda:

"Always pass on what you have learned."

"Named must your fear be before banish it you can."

"You will find only what you bring in."

"When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not ehh." - Yoda

and of course, the most famous and wisest of all Yoda-isms:
"Try not. Do or do not, there is no try."
-- youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4yd2W50No

and now... for this laugh-out-loud commercial break...
-- youtube.com/watch?v=R55e-uHQna0

We really do need some Storm Trooper or lightsaber emoticons... sigh.




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CHAMILTON50
5/1/2012 3:18:46 PM

Hi There! Just stopping by to see how you are doing.....how are you making out with your wii zumba? My daughter & I are going to check out a new class tonight.......excited about it.....classes are soooo much fun! emoticon



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NIXY72
4/27/2012 4:48:41 PM

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This coming Tuesday, May 1st, is the celebration of May Day.  This day has been adopted several times over for different purposes and may be called by different names so no matter what you celebrate;

May you find happiness and health
May you receive help when you need it
May you laugh every day
May you find and keep love 
May you feel light and inspired
May you be respected and valued
May your wishes come true
May you be a bright and shining fire to others
May you experience beauty and bliss
May you be nourished and cherished
May you look in the mirror and find no faults, no insecurities, and no fears,
for you are beautiful and confident, strong and brave.

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The History of May Day: 

"Etymologically, [May Day] is a homophone (same sounding word) for the international call for help. It is a corruption of the French imperative “M’aidez” meaning “Help me!” As a holiday it is claimed by many. It is known in the pagan world as Beltane, a fertility celebration... Beltane is the day of fire commemorating Bel or Belenos, the Celtic sun god. Indeed, in the modern Irish language, Bealtaine is the name for the month of May. The early Anglo-Saxons began their celebration on the eve before, feasting the end of winter and the first planting. It was a time of revelry and abandon... But this day’s celebration of the revival of vegetation goes back to the Roman practice of visiting the grotto of Egena. The people of ancient Rome honored Flora, the goddess of flowers and springtime.

"...In America: The Puritans frowned on May Day, so the day has never been celebrated with as much enthusiasm in the United States... But the tradition of celebrating May Day by dancing and singing around a maypole, tied with colorful streamers or ribbons, survived as a part of the English tradition. The kids celebrating the day by moving back and forth around the pole with the the streamers, choosing of May queen, and hanging of May baskets on the doorknobs of folks -- are all the leftovers of the old European traditions."

"In 1886 it was co-opted as an international workers day to celebrate the 8-hour workday movement, following national strikes in the US and Canada. Later, the French declared May 1 the International Working Men’s Association holiday in 1889."

History information gleaned from:
theholidayspot.com/mayday/history.htm 
and www.billpetro.com



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NIXY72
4/17/2012 7:33:00 AM

We live on an incredible planet. It is full of magic and beauty and has the ability to take our breath away... literally. This planet we call Earth is my home. It is your home. It belongs to all of us. How amazing that we get to live in such an awe-inspiring place. Just please remember, when you come into our home, would you be so kind as to be on your best behaviour, put the trash where it belongs, turn the water and lights off when you're done, and for heaven's sake, wipe your feet...

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This is our home:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWMUX3ugaRU

and this coming Sunday (April 22) is Earth Day. "Earth Day reminds us we all share the same planet. Sharing Earth means taking responsibility for what we use and how we use it. It is a day to think of the environmental challenges we face and how to solve them. Protecting Earth is every person’s and every country’s responsibility...
Earth Day is the largest, most widely celebrated international environmental event."

Want to help?
Here are 49 Simple yet very funny things you can do to save the earth: (written from a husband's perspective in dedication to his wife)
www.mattneuman.com/49simple.htm

and 50 More Practical and consequently less funny ways to help the planet:
www.50waystohelp.com/

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The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~Proverb

To leave you with a smile inspired by the inhabitants of our incredible home, please watch: http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ssXJtzFOjA

Now, go outside. Appreciate, celebrate, and make a change. After all, we all live here together.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not."
~Dr. Seuss
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NIXY72
4/10/2012 9:16:54 PM

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." ~ Audrey Hepburn

This coming Saturday, April 14, 2012 is International Moment of Laughter Day.

Seriously. You can't make up this stuff.

"International Moment of Laughter Day is certainly a day to put a smile on your face! ... Laugh loudly and laugh often. Watch a funny movie, read an amusing book, or just be silly with your friends. It is not the cause of the laughter that matters… but the effect.
Researchers have begun to examine positive emotions and their impact on a person's health and aging process. Based on the results from a scientific study at the University of Maryland Medical Center, laughter may give a jolt to circulation and have positive effects on the heart. In addition, laughter may increase the body's production of nitric oxide (a chemical that helps dilate blood vessels).
All of these positive impacts on your health are reason enough to laugh not just today, but every day! So go ahead and be silly and laugh at your own jokes. And don't forget that laughter is contagious!" (http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/interna
tional-moment-of-laughter-day)

"A day without laughter is a day wasted." ~ Charlie Chaplin
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For ways in which to spread laughter be sure to read this wikiHow article: http://www.wikihow.com/Spread-Laughter

And if you need a helpful start on getting your laugh on, you absolutely must watch this amazing award winning 3-minute animation. Trust me, the irony of posting this on a weight-loss support site is not lost on me!
http://vimeo.com/27256955



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