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Friday, March 04, 2011

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14JESUSGIRL 3/6/2011 5:19PM


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/5/2011 7:50PM

    Love your sense of humor!!! Thanks for the laugh...I am getting some extra Dawn dish liquid just for the shower!! No more extra volume and body for me!!!
Hope you are having a great weekend!!!

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CHRISTURTLE 3/5/2011 5:09PM

    Think maybe I'll start using my dishwash liquid too, lol. That is just so funny, really made my morning. Thank you. emoticon

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NOLAZYBUTT110 3/5/2011 9:32AM

    I could not read the writing, it was too small for me to read, but if I get the oicture..... pork fat was caused by shampoo? lol

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BEVPRESLEY 3/4/2011 10:07PM

    Thanks for the tip. Think I will try some Dawn.

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GRANDMA1951 3/4/2011 12:44PM

    I loved it!!! Sometimes you really need a laugh. Thanks for being so uplifting.

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GETFIT2LIVE 3/4/2011 12:42PM

    Ah, my friend, you made my morning--thanks for the chuckle! That DOES explain a lot, LOL!


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ELIZABETH_SKY 3/4/2011 12:14PM

    Haha, lovely :)

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MARYLQ11 3/4/2011 12:09PM

  I like your sense of humor

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Almost Baseball Season and the Star Spangled Banner

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I love baseball.

It doesn't always matter to me who is playing, although I do have my favorite teams.

I love everything about the game.

Well, almost everything.

I really get annoyed at those supposed "Super Stars" who are asked to sing the Star Spangled Banner, then proceed to make a mockery of it due to their own egos.

So, with all the kindness I can muster, I give this one piece of
advice to the next pop star who is asked to sing the national anthem
at a sporting event: save the vocal gymnastics and the physical
gyrations for your concerts.

Just sing this song the way you were
taught to sing it in kindergarten — straight up, no styling.

Sing it with the constant awareness that there are soldiers, sailors, airmen
and Marines watching you from bases and outposts all over the world.

Sing it with humility as if you were standing in front of wounded vets who fought for more world freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sing it with gratitude for all the heroes who were sent to Viet Nam, with only a handful of them returning unharmed.

These people have more honor in their little fingers than the rest of us will ever earn.

Don’t make them cringe with your self-centered ego gratification.

Sing it as if you are standing before a row of 86-year-old WWII vets
wearing their Purple Hearts, Silver Stars and flag pins on their
cardigans, and you want them to be proud of you for honoring them and
the country they love — not because you want them to think you are a
superstar musician.

They could see that from the costumes, the
makeup and the entourages.

Sing “The Star Spangled Banner” with the
courtesy and humility that tells the audience that it is about
America , not you.

Try a little dose of true humility for the grandness of our nation, true respect for the fallen who have given it their all so that you can sing, and the gratitude that you live here.

If you can't do that, then just say "No", and politely walk away.

Mockery of our nation just to feed your own self centeredness is true selfish eo-manical immaturity and stupidity.

You are no match for her beauty, her strength, and her symbol of the greatest freedom in the entire world.

Respect her.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/5/2011 7:47PM

    AMEN!!! emoticon emoticon

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TOWHEE 2/28/2011 1:14AM

    Right on!


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LYNNOTT 2/27/2011 7:58PM

    I also hate it when the so-called "Super Stars" "try to make it their own" because they fail every time! Great blog!

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

This has been quite a week for me.

I shoveled snow, worked out, shoveled snow, watched my food intake, shoveled snow, did a full Gold's Gym DVd workout that nearly killed me in the yoga portion, shoveled snow, cleaned some of my house, shoveled snow.............I think you get the picture.

Each time I shoveled snow, it snowed heavily again.

Progress was not coming easily.

But first I want to tell you about that Gold's Gym yoga part.

I always think of Yoga as being kind to my body. Then I try it. I'm okay with doing the stretchy things, but THIS workout was something ELSE!!!

This was NOT gentle. Not gentle at all. It was also supposed to last only 10 minutes, but it lasted more like ten hours.

I would get into position with the leader, begin to do the stuff she was showing me, and then I would look at the screen again. She was doing something entirely DIFFERENT.

So, okay. I did the something different thing, feeling all good about my self, and looked at her again. Good grief! How did she get into THAT position from the one I was in????

I get up off the floor and assume "the position". Taking a peek, she is not doing it any more.

What the heck is she doing NOW? I try to do what she is doing, and wind up flat on my face. I rest a few minutes from the Chamber of Agony, then try to join back in.

Yeah, right. MY body is NOT going to do THAT. No way, No how! But I try to simulate her moves as best I can.

I'm simulating away, and then all of a sudden, she says "One more time, Reach to the sky". HUH? When did we get up off the floor??? I get up, and hear her last few words about what a great workout we have done.


I move on to the next portion of the DVD. This one is cardio, using resistance bands. I can do this. Actually, I like this part. I've done it before, and my body responds favorably.

Time's up, and we move on to the last part, using the big ball. I'm supposed to lie on my back, put the ball between my legs, and do these sort of "sit up" things with my body.

I do my very best, even though it is hard to hear her next instructions due to my loud groans.

Whoops. I am supposed to be in a different position, so I hurry into that, do the stuff, and try to catch up.

Have you ever tried to catch up when the instructor is moving so FAST? Good no one has a video camera on me.

At the end of the 30 minutes, I am glistening all over. My muscles are trembling. I have completed a workout.

Maybe not exactly like the DVD one, but a workout, none the less.

Now I want to jump forward to this morning.

Weigh In Day.

You all know what I am thinking and how I am feeling.

I get on the scale, and no matter how much fidgeting I do, it still reads 185.5.

I had it firmly imbedded into my brain that I weighted 183 last week.

How the hell did I GAIN over 2 pounds with all the exercise I did, all the staying within my calorie range (except that one day, but we aren't going to talk about THAT!), and was very loyal to my Spirited Underdogs Team with blogging, reading, etc.

I decide I am NOT going to post my added tonnage. Forget it. Not doing it. Nope. No Way.

But then Ms. Smarmy appears. She's the nasty one who always nags me.

"SO. You're not logging in, huh. Figures. "


"oH SURE. You think chasing me out of the room is going to make any difference??"

"shut up."

"How very ADULT of you. You know, one of these days you are going to wake up and figure it out that, chronologically at least, you have been an ADULT for a number of years now."


"You can't just close me off. I am going to keep nagging you until you do the ADULT thing."

I give up. There's no winning with this chick.

I go to my weigh in page, and enter 186.

JIMMINY CRICKET!! I am actually DOWN 2 pounds. DOWN!!!!!


But then again, it's not so awesome for my memory, is it.

hmmmmmmmmmm I think I need to give that some thought.

Now what was the topic anyway?? I forget.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/5/2011 7:45PM

    Great blog...had me really smiling and laughing as it read it as I could see me doing the same things. CONGRATS on your two pound loss!!! Keep up the great work!!

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KAROUSELL46 3/1/2011 9:09PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonon losing 2 lbs...Karen emoticon

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CHRISTURTLE 2/27/2011 4:02AM

    Oh your blog was just exactly what I needed to read right now - I thought I was the only one who has to keep rearranging herself to do anything other than Leslie Sansone's Walk Aerobics dvd workouts. Ok, you are probably a lot less easily confused than I am, but thinking maybe you too have the problem that you are concentrating so hard on what you are doing, you miss all the position changes in the process... I tried continually repositioning myself so I could watch the screen, make sure I was doing it right, but repositioning myself every exercise took more time than the exercises themselves.
I have also (at least 4 times) been certain my weight was one amount, got all upset cos I'd gained after a really hard week, or been thrilled at how much I'd dropped, and gone to post it to find out the opposite was true. I'm so glad your mistake, and being honest with your results, proved to be good news!
Love your sense of humour, and I'm sure that with your attitude you will get to that goal weight, will be fitter than you ever dreamed you could be, and amaze family and friends with your accomplishments.
You are one inspiring Sparkler!

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QUILTINGBEAJ 2/26/2011 11:22PM

    Hang in there!

Oh and stop shoveling snow if you think more comes every time you shovel-LOL


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TOWHEE 2/26/2011 11:14PM

    One consolation about all the snow shoveling - if you had waited until is stopped snowing, it would have been a whole lot harder and heavier.

Glad you found out you really lost two pounds instead of found them. Keep up the good work and don't let the Yoga guru intimidate you. Coach Nicole always reminds us to "move at your own pace".

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LYNNOTT 2/26/2011 11:12PM

    emoticon on being down 2 pounds! And you aren't the only one who has problems keeping up with the yoga videos! The memory thing? Can I relate to that! LOL! emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 2/26/2011 10:48PM

    You are braver than me with the DVDs (and snow shoveling) you do, my friend! Comgrats on the loss this week. WOO HOO for you!

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MARYANNGI 2/26/2011 8:13PM

    At my house we would say . . . "Oops, did you see the butterfly?" emoticon

emoticon on your -2 pounds and completing the dreaded workout video!

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TYBEWALLACE 2/26/2011 7:00PM

    emoticon for being down 2 lbs

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TRISHP1961 2/26/2011 5:59PM

    I found that I cannot do yoga via video either. I need a live person or I do the whole thing wrong too. Good for you!

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NOTFATCAT 2/26/2011 5:29PM

    lol lol lol lol lol

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oh this one is priceless. It's a short read...enjoy while shaking your head, 'cause if this joker Senator had his way, he'd be the only one with a gun, you and I would haveta wait on 911 response. Lovely. Damn hypocrites.

See if you can pass this on. When their butt is on the line they shoot. The rest of us should call the police

How ironic

Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder

State Senator R.C. Soles (D - NC) Long time Anti-Gun Advocate State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City , N.C. about 5 p.m. Sunday, the prosecutor for the politician's home county said..

The intruder, Kyle Blackburn, was taken to a South Carolina hospital, but the injuries were not reported to be life-threatening, according to Rex Gore, district attorney for Columbus, Bladen and Brunswick counties..

The State Bureau of Investigation and Columbus County Sheriff's Department are investigating the shooting, Gore said.

Soles, who was not arrested,declined to discuss the incident Sunday evening.

"I am not in a position to talk to you," Soles said by telephone. "I'm right in the middle of an investigation."

The Senator, who has made a career of being against gun ownership for the general public, didn't hesitate to defend himself with his own gun when he believed he was in immediate danger and he was the victim.

In typical hypocritical liberal fashion, the "Do as i say and not as i do" Anti-Gun Activist Lawmaker picked up his gun and took action in what apparently was a self-defense shooting.

Why hypocritical you may ask?

It is because his long legislative record shows that the actions that he took to protect his family, his own response to a dangerous life threatening situation, are actions that he feels ordinary citizens should not have if they were faced with an identical situation.

It has prompted some to ask if the Senator believes his life and personal safety is more valuable than yours or mine.

But, this is to be expected from those who believe they can run our lives, raise our kids, and protect our families better than we can.

Interesting little story here.
Please send this to your friends, senators and congressmen! We do not need double standards in this country!

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1BEARWIFE 2/26/2011 1:22PM

    Has anyone noticed there is almost NO MEDIA COVERAGE about this????

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KINSBAILE 2/26/2011 8:13AM

    That's craziness!

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DIANESMILES 2/25/2011 11:27PM

    nothing surprises me.

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NOLAZYBUTT110 2/25/2011 8:58AM

    Its Politcial meltdown! Pure idioicy to have Politicians dictate to us how we must live. Its like a Psychologist I knew, alway predicting how people should live, but dont even use their own advice or get along with their own husbands and children; but will tell you how to live and raie your kdis on drugs! Psychology is so much like politicians and they are the ones whoa re ruining everyones lives with their behaviors! Life would be more like heaven without them both! They screw up society with all their retoric garbage! I would rather go back to knowing and teaching the Ten Commandments than have everyone on drugs and no guns to protect themseles from such idiots that shoot first and then ask questions! Down with Politicians that could kill!

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TYBEWALLACE 2/24/2011 6:04PM

    I hadn't heard this.....

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GIANT-STEPS 2/24/2011 2:44PM

  Well, like so many chain-letter broadcasts this isn't 100% true.

While it is true that Senator R C Soles has voted for some gun control measures that doesn't make him an anti-gun advocate.

The NRA Political Victory Fund gave Soles the following ratings on gun rights:

1998: B
2000: B+
2002: B+
2004: A
2006: A
2008: A

It looks like the NRA was satisfied with his record for gun rights.

Don't assume that any politician that votes for any kind of gun control is "anti gun ownership." Some just want certain arguably reasonable limits.

Chances are anything you get in a chain letter is not 100% correct. The goal of chain letters is getting a reaction out of people rather than accuracy. Some are outright lies while others are full of half-truths or unsupportable conclusions.

While this story is still bouncing around around the conservative echo chamber it doesn't tell the whole story.

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THESUGARFAIRY 2/24/2011 2:23PM

    Oh the irony!

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Flannel Lined Jeans and Snow Shovels

Thursday, February 24, 2011

It snowed yesterday. Actually, it Whited OUT yesterday. It is snowing again now.

Here is a photo I snapped during the whiteout while walking with Winsten. Gives you an idea of what we were walking through.

Actually, this was the beginning of the white out. It got much worse a short while later.

I need to do Cardio today. Ok.

I found my flannel lined jeans which I bought several years ago, and haven't fit into them since washing them.

Hmmmmm........maybe it's time to try them again.

HOLY SMOKES!!! I could pull them right up. And even almost got them zipped while standing. Laying on the bed to zip them up worked nicely, although I am not going to snap the waistband.

I mean, I am going SNOW SHOVELING, for Pete's sake. I don't care if my belly folds over the waistband; I just care that I have warm pants on. This is not a time for a fashion statement.

What better motivation to go out and shovel snow than to have your fat hanging over your jeans???

Last time I shoveled, I did so for three days running. Then I did one week down with my bad back.

Today I am going to try to do this rationally. I am setting myself a time limit.

I will do one half hour of shoveling, then come in to shower and work on my art quilt.

Wanna make a bet that I can keep it to one HALF hour?

Any takers?

Those of you who know me, stop laughing!!

Here's what I did the last time we had a good snow.

Winsten is telling me to get off Flicka and come play in the snow, so I gotta go for now, Sportsfans!

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TOWHEE 2/24/2011 10:17PM

    Well, I knew you couldn't limit yourself to 30 minutes, but I'm glad it was only 65 and not 180. Shoveling snow is like eating potato chips or peanuts or cookies. It's really hard to stop.

Woo hoo, good for you to get into the flannel jeans. I buy winter weight pants for my dh, but never think to do the same for me. Maybe next fall ...

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TYBEWALLACE 2/24/2011 6:02PM

    emoticongetting in your jeans..... Lovely pictures too and I thought your little snow angel was creative... Winsten is also beautiful..and I like that expression of his.

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MARYANNGI 2/24/2011 5:56PM

    Didn't take the bet!! As a fellow snow shoveler, I new better! emoticon Snow lady is stunning by the way!!!

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GRANDMACOO 2/24/2011 5:14PM

    Wow - flannel lined jeans. It's been a while since I've heard of them. Congratulations on fitting into them. I LOVE the snow lady.

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LKWQUILTER 2/24/2011 3:20PM

    Fitting into old clothes makes this journey worth while. Congratulations!!

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ACROSONIC 2/24/2011 2:52PM

    Snow. I'm wearing shorts and have my air conditioner on!

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1BEARWIFE 2/24/2011 2:16PM

    I came in after 65 minutes, because DH made me! Those of you who bet that I couldn't stop in 30 minutes of shoveling WIN! emoticon And GUESS WHAT!!!! i can button the jeans after shoveling!! emoticon

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NOTFATCAT 2/24/2011 1:53PM

    Congrats on the jeans. They will snap soon knowing you.
Great snow angel.

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GETFIT2LIVE 2/24/2011 1:41PM

    I hope you took a timer with you out to do your shoveling--take it easy there, my friend! The snow is *supposed* to be done later today, we'll see what the weather decides to do. I'm glad our 'snow event' here hasn't been as bad; no real need to shovel at our house (only 2-3 inches has fallen so far), but I'd still rather stay home than have to drive in it. Glad the flannel-lined jeans fit sufficiently, wish I had a pair today!

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MAMASUDS 2/24/2011 12:38PM

    How great! I whole-heartedly believe if we are going to be cold, it might as well snow and look pretty. The last time I got out and shoveled though, my gout flared up and I couldn't use my hands without pain for several days. Definately something to put a time limit on. I hope you were able to limit yourself and not hurt your back. Backpain is no fun!
Flannel-lined jeans - oooohh. I wish I had a pair. I have bought them for my kids, but have never seen any for adults. Gotta get me a pair of those. I did invest in snow pants last winter though. So grateful for those!
Have fun in your winter wonderland.

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