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Vlog 3-29 on What I Eat

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Sharing what I eat almost every day and how I'm doing today.

  
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CURVYELVIESAYS 3/29/2012 3:53PM

    I'm congested too!! Once I start dancing is really hard for me to stop. You eat so good...you should be very proud. Keep up the good work. I don't know how my audio a video are so in sync. I haven't had any problems because i film with my webcam. Just know this problem is temporary. Oh, I love my gazelle it's really a great workout. I got mine in a thrift store. I love this machine it's really the best. Thank you for your encouraging words on my vlogs. I look forward to reading them. Well, take care and great vlog. Stay Curvy!! emoticon emoticon

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Clothing Exchange?

Thursday, March 29, 2012


We all need smaller clothing as we get smaller in size. Do we have a SparkTeam for clothing exchange where you just donate clothing for the cost of shipping to another Spark member? I think I want to start one if there isn't. I found a group called Clothing Exchange or donation, but it wasn't about sharing with each other, just about donating them elsewhere.

I need 2X ladies' bottoms and 1X or XL tops. I prefer all natural fabrics. I prefer V neck or sweetheart neckline, 3/4 length sleeves, and I like cotton jersey. I take XL in unisex size now.

I need 2X bottoms for the spring/summer and 1X bottoms for fall/winter.
I'll need an XL or L jacket.

To give away - I have 3X and 4X bottoms and 2X-3X tops and a couple 3X winter coats and 2X and 3X fall/spring coats. I have a lot of 26 and 28 pants. I also have 2x and 3x maternity pants.

  
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VAL_LYNNE 3/30/2012 9:10AM

    That sounds like a fantastic idea.

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ESCHMIEDT 3/29/2012 6:35PM

    Lovely idea! Would love to see a Spark group started on this idea. :) emoticon

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XPHOENIX 3/29/2012 6:17PM

    I wonder if SP would let us do that? Ask one of the Coaches about it, babe. If you want I would help you run a group for something like that for sure! Sounds awesome. Great idea :)

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CURVYELVIESAYS 3/29/2012 3:47PM

    Chica do a spark group for that. I have to look at what I got to clotheswise. I would do the spark team for sure. Looooooooooove it!!! emoticon

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LUNDIEP 3/29/2012 2:01PM

    Maybe there could/should be a SparkGroup for it?

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KIMMYWIZZIE1 3/29/2012 1:29PM

    That's a great idea. Unfortunately, you and I are at about the same place size wise.

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MAKINANIMPACT 3/29/2012 12:28PM

    This is a really good idea! I hope you find someone to be able to swap with..

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Income and Expenses

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The results are in.. No more food stamps, but continued coverage of my son's health insurance, Healthy Kids Gold. We're very close to the limit on both and the difference is that the insurance looks at net income and the food stamps take the gross income. Well, there needs to be more income or less expense somehow, as ends are still not meeting.

We've cut all the extras of our household, such as haven't had cable for the last two years and no longer have a landline phone. DH is trying to figure out how he can set up a quiet office space here. His office is about $350/month. The only choices are really the garage, possibly basement, or getting a shed or hut to go in back and set up electricity to it. The garage has electricity, so that may work. At the moment it is full of storage stuff, though, so we have to figure out how to sell or give away all the stuff in there. I think we're going to do that. The challenge is that about 1/3 of the things are valuable and the rest are just yard sale sorts of things - and then some of the things I am sure I'll want to keep. There's a brand new microwave in there, for instance. The other things DH is trying to do is cut our cell phone bill, but not sure how he's going to do that.

I personally have more time, but I have to be available to drop off and pick up my son from school. My husband doesn't drive so he can't do it.

Ok, more of other positive stuff coming..

  
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CURVYELVIESAYS 3/30/2012 6:06PM

    It is a big challenge you being the only one to drive. I used to be like you husband for many years I had a phobia about it. But, moving on You are so strong and brave. Your amazing! I think the garage is a daunting task but, just take baby steps and you will you will get through it. Try to get others to help you. Keep that great attitude of yours and there is nothing you can't conquer! emoticon emoticon

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MRS_EVA_K 3/30/2012 8:25AM

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ESCHMIEDT 3/29/2012 6:43PM

    I'm with Blue when it comes to the larger portion of our "budget" and it's the one that tends to capture more than it should. We coupon clip, I buy dried beans and cook them and the family eats much less animal product meals to significantly reduce our grocery each month. I don't drive unless I have to and the only television watching we do is from Netflix streaming. We have prepaid mobile phones that we use for general necessity. We resell all children's clothing. Garage sale anything that really isn't a necessity or been used in the last year.

There's so many ways to cut down bills.

(((Hugs))))

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MAKINANIMPACT 3/29/2012 1:54PM

    The good thing is that you at least have insurance! I think that's extremely important! I'm sorry that everything else is so tight! I get cutting everything possible though. I drive for a living and unfortunately the gas prices are killing us.
I hope that you'll be able to out weigh the positives over the negatives!

Wishing for the best for you and your family!

Kelly

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Eventually something great will come your way, it will just take time!

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BLUE42DOWN 3/29/2012 1:17PM

    The insurance part is definitely good news. Losing food stamps will definitely be tough, though.

I always found that groceries were a bigger expense than I expected ... especially if I didn't carefully meal plan (including snacks) and ONLY buy the necessities. And, for me at least, categorizing "groceries" on my budget made it too easy to lump stuff in there that was unnecessary. Buying baking goods to make cookies and cakes for my kids? That wasn't necessary food, but I called it "groceries" so it was an acceptable needed expense.

Nowadays I try not to buy more than I need for one week with certain staples or foods that don't go bad for longer just in case I have a bad money week.

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Hope the garage option works out well. Probably better moving into summer as long as it can get some air flow, but I could see it getting too cold in winter.

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Vlog - How to Do a Dance Party (Solo) and the Joy of the Journey

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NOTE: The blurriness resolves into clarity at 13 seconds in. DH was recording, but just woke up and hadn't eaten yet. Glad he fixed it quickly.

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This is a motivational video - dance party and How to Do a Dance Party by yourself for your own cardio activity. Then I talk my joy in the journey and more. There's also a shout out in here to IndyGirl!

  
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DRKEYEZ820 3/29/2012 11:53AM

    u go girl! Wtg on your weight loss this far and your healthy style change! I love dancing, its one of the most fun things to do to get that heart rate up. When i dont feel like moving, like u said, put on the music, and the music MOVES u, u will want to move! Love it!


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MAMACAT2_3 3/29/2012 11:44AM

    Thanks, and you're so right! I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, and you've motivated me to get up and move today!!

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MRS_EVA_K 3/29/2012 7:46AM

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BLUE42DOWN 3/29/2012 3:29AM

    I remember when I learned that the big key to getting the heart rate up was moving my arms ... it made all the difference to working out, whether dancing or walking or marching in place.

I'm going to have to go look for ~INDYGIRL'S blog. Somehow I missed that one. (I saw the 200 down scale one, but not the other.)

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TARAFROMTX1 3/28/2012 7:14PM

    emoticon Thanks for Sharing Angel! I love to dance and that's one thing my daughters and I do.. to music or to Just dance 2 or 3 lots of fun and a good workout! Have fun!!!! emoticon Also Yay for having a supportive hubby!!

Also I couldn't agree with you more! You can really feel and see a defence when losing weight the more I lose the Better I feel!! I love being able to see and feel the difference!! Its a wonderful feeling!!! Keep it up you are doing GREAT I can't wait until I get where you are now and I know we can do this!!! emoticon

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CURVYELVIESAYS 3/28/2012 6:32PM

    Loved your blogs very motivational. I got some ideas and moves from you. I love the joy of the journey which is something I struggle with. I am so impatient I want everything now. And it ain't happening like that. I even have over exercised. I have a lot of health issues so my mind is willing but, my body didn't get the memo. YOU are such a joy to watch. Thank you and stay curvy! emoticon

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LTMURPHY7 3/28/2012 5:14PM

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Vlog from 3-24

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Vlog discussing possible skin solution and my new weight loss goals.

Here is the link to the article about loose skin. I posted this a few days ago separately, but here it is again:

www.bodyfatguide.com/LooseSkin.htm

  
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LUNDIEP 3/28/2012 11:57PM

    Thanks for the info! I hope to actually test it out someday! Let's do it! I'm in it for the long haul too! :D

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KIMMYWIZZIE1 3/28/2012 7:11PM

    I have been worried about this as well. Thanks for the update on that. Looking forward to the article link

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TARAFROMTX1 3/28/2012 7:03PM

    Thanks for Sharing Angel. I think for alot of us who have a good deal to loose, the loose skin is a huge worry. I know it is for me... at my highest weight I got up to 383lbs.. I was preg. at the time but still and now I m at 291.4 but would like to get to about 155. So it has a been a big stress factor. I do ST 3 times a week and I do think it is helping.. I say this because the arm flab I started out with was a good bit more than it is now.. YAY lol I have also heard that losing the weight slow like you said about a lb a week helps. So far that's pretty much all the info I have found on it as well,,, other than surgery but I too want to do it without surgery if at all possible. Thanks again for sharing and if you find anymore info on it please let me know! emoticon

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