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Okay...enough messing around!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

These past couple of weeks have been really rough and I found myself (Not to ANYONE's surprise, least of all me!) stress eating. I have gained 6 pounds. That they QUITE enough!

Since my darling Dark team has new challenges beginning tomorrow, I went in and re-figured my baby goal of 21 pounds by my birthday which will make 45 pounds gone in just over a year. Not shabby at all.

I have GOT to find that excitement and motivation I had when I first started out. Not sure how...but I shall find it. Part of my wanting to pick up again came from a totally surprising source. I LOVE to watch watch Ballroom Dancing. I have been captivated by "Dancing with the Stars."

Last night I watched the Ballroom Smooth dance Championship competition on PBS and I had this feeling in the pit of my tummy....butterflies and excitement. I can SO see myself in a beautiful, diaphanous , flowing gown, dancing in the arms of a strong , handsome man, looking as if we were dancing on air. (Have I ever mentioned that I am SUCH a GIRL???*LOL*)

I think, once I lose enough weight that I don't feel and LOOK like an elephant on roller skates, I would LOVE to take dance classes. I may bevery much a girly girl...I am a not so graceful one at that. I think I would also love to take some ballet classes to at least try and become a wee bit more graceful. One of my very favorite actresses, Jane Seymore is on this season of Dancing with the stars...when I grow up I want to look like her and be as graceful as she is when she dances.

So, the bottom line is....Back in the saddle....Onward and downwards (as in weight)...I CAN SO do this.

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    HECKYEAH you can do this! *grin* You'd look AMAZING in one of those gowns . . and I'd totally be there right behind you . . I LOOVE ballroom dancing. (just finding a partner that matches with me even when I'm in heels? thats light on his feet? hahahahaha *cough* yeah . . might be rough) *grin* (((HUGS))) I adore you babes!

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PAINTANDSOUL 11/6/2007 1:38PM

    You can do this!! And you want to know what? DWTS has a workout video, in fact, any of the learn to dance videos would be a good workout. You could always try something like that to get yourself into it too, then when you take a class you'll be a 'leg' up, lol. Keep baby stepping lovey.

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H2O4LIFE 11/4/2007 6:11PM

    Good job getting back in the saddle. You can do this. I can soo see you on a dance floor at a grand ball. ~Hugs from the Dark~

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Major up tonight!

Monday, August 06, 2007

On a whim, I started looking for a skirt I made about 20 years ago, I didn't find it but I did come across some scrub tops I ordered before I was married and were just this much too small, tee shirts I have accrued over the years in 2 x's and a couple of outfits that were too small when I bought them(from a catalog)...

THEY ALL FIT! The scrub tops are now TOO big...I have a Hard rock tee shirt that fits beautifully now...and a skirt and top that I bought back in 1987 that was a size 24 and I couldn't fit into then...I can get into now...It is doesn't fit quite right yet, but I could wear it out and not be embarrassed.(It is a large 24) Holy crow! I was just dumbfounded....there are a few other things I can get into and zip up that are still a wee bit snug....but I could get them on and zipped!

I also found some material I forgot I had, I may have to make myself a couple of new tops for the party over Labor day weekend.

This turned out to be a pretty weekend after all....

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LITTLECELT 8/6/2007 9:57AM

    Way to go Ame! You must be walking on air.

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TAZZIEGIRL 8/6/2007 9:47AM

    AME congrats hun its wonderful when you haul out clothes that didn't fit and suddenly they are wearable its a wonderful up ;) I am so HAPPY for you.

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It was a great Monday

Monday, July 16, 2007

Had a terrific day today! I have always said that Monday is an attitude...and I went in KNOWING it was going to be a great day!

Floating....I am floating from so much water! *LOL* I have let the amount of water dither away over the last month or two. I still drink more than just about anyone I know, but not as much as I know I need. So fast break 1 on track!

I got up and danced this morning did my strength training and will do another half hour of dancing tonight.

I have 7 pounds until I break 300...I don't wanna hit 300...I wanna break it. And I will!

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SLYDOC 7/16/2007 9:49PM

    Heyyyy congrats on all the good work Ame!!!!!

I'm really happy for've made some pretty good progress...keep it up =D

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Back to Basics

Monday, July 16, 2007

Okay...the complacency has to end. I am going to go back to stage one and kick some weight loss tush! *Grins*

It is going to be a great day!


So Much Sadness

Saturday, July 07, 2007

This has been a very rough year for people that I love. Too many people that I consider family have suffered excruciating losses of one sort or another. These past few weeks have been the worst.

A dear faire family member in drug rehab and not allowing it to help him. Another friend has been out of work for 18 months, he has turned in 227 applications and still has not found anything, he is depressed and drawing away from his friends because of it. A friend worked with for 15 years is dying of brain tumor.

Yesterday I had a call that felt like someone put a fist through my stomach and there is nothing I can do. One of my best friends lost her 16 year old son Tuesday night to the riptide in Oregon. He was with friends, right in front of his house, playing in the surf as I am sure they had done so often. One moment he was there, the next dragged out to sea. They have given up the search to find him.

What do I say? What do I do? How do I help from so very far away? I feel so ......helpless. 16 years old.....and his family left to deal with the horror. I think of my darling niece who is 18, my nephew 14...and I am so thankful they are safe and I'd give anything right now to hug them tightly and let them know how much I love them. Actually, once again I want to hug all my family and friends and let them know how much they mean to me.

So many tears, I have shed so many tears for so many of my friends in the last few weeks. I am so blessed and grateful for all the blessings I have in my life. I feel so petty worrying over what now seems like such little things in my life when those I love are dealing with life and death situations. This really makes one stop and think.

I'm sorry, I'm hoping writing it down helps...


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PAINTANDSOUL 7/8/2007 10:18PM

    Oh Ame.... it's so hard to be a bystander to pain. Especially if you are like me, and it sounds like you are. The type who just wants to take care of it all. Honestly the best thing you can do is listen. I know it makes you feel impotent, but it's such an undervalued commodity! Truly listening and commiserating, rather than blithely uttering platitudes... it's worth a thousand cliched responses. The world isn't a fair place... and it's such a hard thing to bear. All we have is the life we get though, and it sounds like you are doing the best you can to be there for those that have called on you when in need. Consider it a job well done, even though it will never feel like enough.

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