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IT TAKES TWO

Saturday, September 19, 2009



It Takes Two (1995) (Clam) [VHS] (1995)
Starring: Kirstie Alley, Steve Guttenberg Director: Andy Tennant Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) Format: VHS Tape

This is the movie I have been thinking of since yesterday and finally found the information.
Very cute movie. it does have the Olsen twins and Kristie Alley.

  
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SHIITAKE 9/20/2009 12:55PM

   

I don't think I ever saw that one, Sandy ! Will try and see if I can find it somewhere !
Thanks for the idea !!!

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JOKERJESS 9/19/2009 10:44PM

    I love that movie! I used to watch it over and over again. I think i actually ruined the vhs. I need to go rent it again. lol

--Jess--

P.S. It is a very very cute movie.

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JOKERJESS 9/19/2009 10:44PM

    I love that movie! I used to watch it over and over again. I think i actually ruined the vhs. I need to go rent it again. lol

--Jess--

P.S. It is a very very cute movie.

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MISSY_MAGOO 9/19/2009 9:56PM

    Nope- not the one I thought you were trying to think of- I was thinking of The Parent Trap. Also two blond girls at summer camp that try to get their parents together- but it was made in the 60's by Disney- also a very cute movie. My daughter was never into the Olsen Twins, so we've never seen any of their movies.

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HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP?

Friday, September 18, 2009



Thunder thighs rock


Give your thighs a big thigh-sized hug. They're going to help you live a long and healthy life. It says so in the British Medical Journal.

Researchers found that study participants with thighs in the 23.5" range had a much lower rate of premature death and heart disease over a period of 12.5 years. And the good results were all associated with thigh size

I just measured my thighs after reading this and they measure 20.5 so is this good or do I need to add more muscle?

  
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THEHEALTHY3 9/19/2009 12:43PM

    That seems odd to only give one measurement and call it a range. The top of my thigh is 22"...I don't think I would want it to be any bigger!

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SHIITAKE 9/19/2009 11:56AM

   

Gee, Sandy.....this makes me feel a whole lot better ! lol But what does it mean by a range
of 23.5 ? Is this an average.....say between 21.5 and 25.5, or what ? It could be a little
confusing !!! ( I'm just trying to make you feel better, my friend ! ) lol

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SCAROUSEL1 9/19/2009 11:54AM

    Aha! I am oh so close! Mine are currently 24 and will be down to 23.5 before the end of 2009!

Oh and my guess would be 23.5 or smaller is better than above!

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WENDI_WA1 9/18/2009 3:37PM

    Hi wow nice information~guess skinny ones are not as good for your health lol.

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FUN WITH NUMBERS-WOMEN'S CLOTHING SIZES

Thursday, September 17, 2009



Fun with Numbers - Women's Clothing Sizes

The last few years, there's been a lot of discussion about women's body image, how destructive it is to many young women's psyches to think they have to look like supermodels. To counter that perception, in 2002 Jamie Lee Curtis famously allowed near-naked photos of her over-40 body to appear in More Magazine. A year or so ago, Dove soap began an ad series called Campaign for Real Beauty, featuring an array of beautiful but mixed size women. This year, retired model and TV talk personality Tyra Banks admitted to a 30 pound weight gain and talked repeatedly about the need for acceptance of more realistic body images.

Yesterday, while web-surfing for something else, I came across some interesting and related information. Who knew that the Department of Commerce's National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), the guys who test things like the accuracy of fingerprint matching technology, are also interested in women's clothing? They explain that standardized sizes are a relatively recent phenomenon, since people used to make their own clothes. When the issue of standardizing ready-to-wear clothes arose in the late 1940's, NIST (then NBS) actually appointed an Acting-Secretary of the Sub-Committee on Body Measurements for Wearing Apparel Sizes and Measurements. The resulting standard remains in place today. Since people have changed over the last 60 years, a new measurement study was begun in the 1990's.

In 2004, a company called TCSquared, published preliminary data after measuring more than 6,000 women in the US. Although they subdivided the women into groups, I've averaged the results below:

Bust Waist Hips

Women 18-35 40.2 33.5 42.5
Women 36-65 42.7 36.3 44.6

Women's clothing used to come in sizes 6-16 and, now, come in sizes 0-22. Either way, the sizes in the middle, the ones you'd expect to fit the average person are 10-12. But, here's a comparison to the size 12's of some of today's most successful manufacturer's of women's clothes:

Bust Waist Hips

Women 18-35 40.2 33.5 42.5
Women 36-65 42.7 36.3 44.6
Talbots 38 30 40
Gap 38.5 31.5 40.75
Ann Taylor Loft 38.5 31.0 41.0
Lauren (Ralph Lauren) 39.5 31.5 42.5

The dimensions are similar for JCrew, Brooks Brothers, Liz Claiborne, etc. And, what size would you have to buy if you were the average-sized 18 to 35 year-old? For these brands, either a 14 (L) or 16 (XL). And, if you're an average-sized 36 to 65 year-old? For these brands, either an 18 (XL) or a 20 (XXL).

No wonder women have body issues. The major manufacturers just keep telling average sized women that they're Large or Extra Large.





Posted by K Krasnow Waterman on Sun, May 20, 2007 @ 09:24 PM

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"Average" is not the same as healthy or desirable. If half the population weighed 300 lbs and the other half 500 lbs, then the average weight would be 400 lbs. Should we call that a medium?
posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 at 7:19 AM by Jo Gaston


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Yes, of course. You are absolutely right. I call this "fun" with numbers because I'm not doing any detailed research or hard statistical analysis. I'm just noting that clothing sizes contribute to the perception of body image. I'm asking whether the clothing manufacturers are intentionally aligning with the medical profession and telling the average sized population that they're too big and should all be trying to get smaller? Or , are they just missing the marketing opportunity capitalized upon by Dove to promote and sell to "real" women? On that note, I had forgotten to mention something else I saw in my quick review. Nearly all the manufacturers were offering sizes where the waist was an inch too small for the other proportions. Perhaps that's what explains the ubiquitous phenomenon now referred to as "muffin top"!
posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 at 8:42 AM by K Krasnow Waterman


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This is probably really old now, but I am interested in this topic.

If we were still going by the standardized sizing (from when they first made it all up), just think how big the numbers would be (what used to be a size 4 is now called a size 0. Basically, add 4 to the number and that is how it used to be). It has caused massive confusion in the clothing world because of "vanity sizing". As a result, I personally find it nearly impossible to find clothes that fit. I am built according to the "old fashioned" standards...more of a classic hourglass shape, if you will. The "muffin top" is caused by people that are not hourglass proportions trying to fit into clothes designed for hourglass bodies. Most of the clothing, however, is being manufactured according to the 'straight line' body shape...also called 'boyish' shape and etc. (As a result,I am so frustrated trying to find clothes now that I have pretty much decided to just make my own clothes for myself).

I find this whole subject fascinating. It would seem that the human race is evolving into a bigger and different shaped being. I do not believe that clothing manufacturers are aligning with doctors to give this vibe to the consumer. I feel that it is more that the human race is evolving too quickly for the clothing manufacturers to keep up. And perhaps evolving at such scattered rates that it is hard to see exactly what is happening. The doctors try to get the information to people about what measurements are healthy based upon what it used to be and what they are now seeing.

  
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CRAFTYC 9/21/2009 9:51AM

    Here's what gets me... Growing up, I was reasonably slender - very active, etc, but have fairly large hip bones. That meant pants were always a 10 or sometimes a 12. Dresses 'could' be an 8 depending on style. Fast forward to today's sizing. I go to the womens' dept of a major dept store to buy some new summer shorts. I'm tired of the baggy, elastic waists I've been wearing the past many years. Sizes there start out with size 10. No problem, right? That's the size I wore back when I was this weight before. You can see where this is going - they were WAY too big! Had to go to JR's to find shorts that fit (size 6 - that 4 size difference...) and all they had there were mid-rise - which make DH happy, but not me! (Esp. when the denim stretches after about 30 min...) Can I PLEASE have some sensible, flattering styles designed for a mature woman and not a teeny-bopper? I worked HARD to get my weight back down to a healthy level, and would really like clothes that look good and fit correctly. Please, not everyone who has managed that wants to look like a wanna-be teenager!

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HERBKAT 9/18/2009 11:46PM

    Oh yeah, this is my topic too.

The problem is compounded if you're a "petite" in height, and have broad shoulders and something resembling biceps.

When I went shopping for an outfit for a wedding, I turned myself over to the sales assistant at Nordstrom. She looked at me and asked, "What size?" I said, "Whatever fits." She replied, "Good. That'll make it much easier." I ended up with a mixed size ensemble that looked very nice and was comfortable.

With button-down shirts, I can be anything from a medium to XL, depending on the store. This is why I haaaate to shop for clothes.

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SHIITAKE 9/18/2009 11:49AM

   

Thanks for the info, Sandy ! All I know is that you absolutely have to try clothes on anymore,
because you can't trust the sizes on the tags ! emoticon

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LUVDANCE6803 9/18/2009 8:29AM

  This was very interesting. Lots of times I want to shop in the Jr dept in JC Penney because I like the styles. Normally I wear a medium top when I buy from the woman's dept. Now when I go into the Jr dept and try on a XL or sometimes a XXL they are too tight. It took me a long time to realize that I am still a medium. The sizing is just so different in the Jr depts. I feel sorry for the young girls today who are normal sizes but think they are larger because of the way they size things today. It's no wonder half of them are starving themselves!

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NEXTYEAR 9/18/2009 4:43AM

    Very interesting blog! I'm 65 now. When I was in my teens, I was a size 12, which was sturdy compared to many of my friends, and my waist was only 24". I remember because I was always so jealous that I couldn't wear size 10 clothes.

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BOO-SHAY 9/18/2009 1:02AM

    The industry has also been changing the sizes on womens plus sizes, now you have slacks that are size 4, 5, 6.

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MISSY_MAGOO 9/18/2009 12:36AM

    Interesting. I was just talking to my mom the other day about the sizes in the teen department that no wonder all our teenagers have body issues- I'm a 10 or medium in the "misses" department, in "juniors" I tried an XL and a 17 and they were both too small. Poor girls, walking around thinking they are heavy because of the XL on their tags when if they just walked across the isle to the "regular" sizes they'd probably be a medium or small.
I do get excited when I drop a size- but I've learned to not go off what the tag says, but by how it fits.

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MAKE EVERY MINUTE COUNT!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009



Many of us begin thinking about the true value of time when it is already to late. We notice how much time we’ve wasted at the end of each day. We can think of the ways we used time to do needless worrying, unnecessary complaining, and many other common daily time wasters. Make a new goal to start recognizing the true value of time. Set up a program that will allow you to get your work done and use every extra minute for enjoyment. We all know that procrastination is one of the most common mistakes…stop letting it be one of yours. Do what you need to do each day in order to account for every minute in a positive way.

  
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SCAROUSEL1 9/17/2009 12:49PM

    YOU ARE ALWAYS FULL OF GREAT ADIVCE... THANK YOU! OH AND GUESS WHAT? I "AM" MAKING EVERY MINUTE COUNT! I "WILL" BE BACK DOWN TOMY LOWEST SP WEIGHT AND BEYOND OH SO VERY SOON... THANK YOU!

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JEFONDE 9/16/2009 10:32PM

    I will do just that!!! Thanks for the reminder!!! God knows i waste too much of my precious time....it shall be my new goal.


emoticon..........Irene

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MS.ELENI 9/16/2009 8:58PM

    I try my best to do this emoticon

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SHIITAKE 9/16/2009 8:14PM

   

These are words to live by, Sandy !! Thanks for reminding us !!! emoticon

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WENDI_WA1 9/16/2009 7:22PM

    HI great advice as usual~thanks!

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LOVESCAMPING 9/16/2009 2:14PM

    Thanks for the reminder. The minutes fly by turning into hours, days, etc. I believe in trying to live each moment fully whenever possible. Not so easy to do.

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WALK ACROSS THE USA THE TRANSCONTINENTAL TRAIL

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I joined SparkPeople's Official Virtual Walk/Run Challenge Team and this is my trail and my progress as of today September 15,2009.

I think this one is 1211.1 miles long.

This is my progress so far this month. 37.5 miles into the walk.
I will blog again at the end of the month to show my progress.
This is an ongoing challenge for me to keep walking every day.

  
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SHIITAKE 9/15/2009 12:53PM

   

You are going to do great, my friend ! Hey...you're not far from PA, can you stop in for a
little bit ? lol You go, girl !!!! emoticon

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MS.ELENI 9/15/2009 12:36PM

    Great job. You are doing awesome. emoticon

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