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My New Swimsuit Is Great!

Friday, September 14, 2012

I wore my new swimsuit to water aerobics both yesterday and today. It was great!!! The neckline is high so no more tugging at the top (or bottom) of my suit during workouts. I love the purple-pink color too. It looks cheerful and happy. It was wonderful to just concentrate on my workout without having to worry about what I was wearing. The other thing is that the suit moves with you when you move in the water. Most likely that is because polyester suits have a body hugging fit. So far, I love my new suit!

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SLENDERELLA61 9/16/2012 1:14AM

    The color is gorgeous and I like that flattering neck line. Keep up the good work, both working out and shopping!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/15/2012 7:21PM

    I'm so glad!!! YAY!!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/15/2012 10:11AM

    Wonderful - now send us a picture of you working away in the water in your new suit!

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    I am so happy for you!! emoticon for going to swim arobics!

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One Of My Polyester Swimsuits Has Arrived!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Last week a polyester swimsuit that I ordered came and it was too big. Being too big is not a bad thing but I had to send it back. emoticon My other swimsuits have seen better days and I was starting to panic. I found three suits ($5 each) that I purchased so that I would have something to wear while I was waiting. These suits do the job but are only temporary.

Today, hubby brought in the mail and.... Surprise!..... Another one of the suites that I ordered (from a different place) had arrived. It is 100% polyester and a purple/pink color. I tried it on immediately and it fits!!! I am so excited. I purchased the suits to reward myself for consistency in my water workouts. Now I will not have to worry about the spandex in the suit wearing out every 4 weeks. I have gone through so many swimsuits that the cost got prohibitive. It is actually cheaper for me to purchase a 100% polyester swimsuit than to buy a nylon/spandex one every month.

Now that I've got one polyester suit that fits, I am anxious to receive the smaller replacement suits from the other company! I hope they fit as well as the one that arrived today. It will feel good to work out in suit that fits well and is stylish too!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/12/2012 6:50AM


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SCOOTDOG 9/11/2012 10:46PM

    emoticon It feels great when those suits are tooooo big. Know what you mean about buying suits every month because of chlorine damage. I"ve gone through 4 this summer. But at least each new one was a smaller size. Next one will definitely be chlorine resistant. emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/11/2012 7:30PM

    wooo hoo thats FANTASTIC!!!! take a picture for us!!!

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SLENDERELLA61 9/11/2012 7:05PM

    Great reward!! Well deserved!! Enjoy those suits!!

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LTMURPHY7 9/11/2012 5:51PM


Good luck
I do water exercises & have to buy a new suit every 3-4 months. There's one company that has a suit for water but its$$$$$$$$$ & frumpy

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A Busy Day....

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Today was a busy day for me. Hubby and I went out to breakfast and I left from there to do my deep water exercise class. After the class I drove home, finished the part of my breakfast that I didn't eat and logged onto the computer. An hour later we drove to St. Pete to see hubby's sister. His sister has a birthday this week and we wanted to take her out for a birthday dinner now since she'll be away for her actual birthday. I must say that I did a great job of eating! We went to Red Lobster and I ate 1/2 of my broiled flounder, a tossed salad without croutons (with very little dressing) and steamed broccoli. I had a very small slice of spice birthday cake for dessert. It was a busy and pleasant day!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/9/2012 6:23AM


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CHRIMSONFYRE 9/8/2012 10:00PM

    Sounds like a busy day, good job on eating smaller portions. Keep up the great work!

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Training To Work At The Polls

Friday, September 07, 2012

This morning I skipped my water classes to attend Voter Training (to work at the polls). I had hoped to be a volunteer in November during the election. I live several blocks from the Supervisor of Elections Office for my county so figured it wouldn't be a big deal to get there. Wrong! For some reason they sent me 16 miles away to another city for training. Since the road that I took to get there was under construction, you can imagine my frustration level by the time I arrived. The next thing that happened was I couldn't find a parking place. I asked about handicapped parking and was told to try a parking lot down the street. By this time I was in a bad mood and late to the meeting. (I despise being late!)

I walked toward the entrance of the building and one of the greeters smiled and said good morning and I returned his greeting. He asked how I was this morning and I replied, "Frustrated and angry!" Being this way was out of character for me so I felt even worse. He said, "Let me help you to have a better day." He proceeded to walk me to the door and open it for me. What a wonderful man! He did indeed help me to have a better day! You never know how the little things you do for others affect them. If it weren't for this man, I would have had a terrible day.

Once inside the building, I signed in at the registration desk. I was given an application packet and asked for my Social Security Card. I didn't have it with me, so I'm taking a copy of it to the Supervisor of Elections Office later today. I was also reminded to turn in my resume with my application. I asked the person at the desk why I was attending training in this city when I live near the Supervisor of Elections office. He seemed surprised that I had been directed so far away from my house too. He told me that there is training in my home town too. That training is on Monday evening. Then I remembered that they messed up at the polls when I voted in August. They listed me as a mail in ballot instead of being able to vote at the polls. I registered a complaint because I had to go through a bunch of unnecessary paperwork just to be able to vote. Perhaps this was payback? I'd hate to think that anyone could be that petty.

I sat through a presentation detailing all of the poll positions and what the responsibilities were for every position. I checked off several that were of interest on my application. Then the Elections Supervisor discussed the pay scale for every position. What??? The last time I worked at the polls was 1971 and we all volunteered. Of course I worked the polls in another state so maybe things work differently here. I can't imagine having to pay people to help with an election!!! Alas, we have arrived at a place where all time is money, I suppose. I tried to convince the staff to hire me as a volunteer but they wouldn't do it. It has to be paid or you can't work there. That's why they needed my Social Security Card.

I sat and listened patiently and kept waiting for the training to begin. After about 35 minutes, I found out that the actual training takes place on a different day and time, if the Board of Elections accepts your application. It was interesting that the letter that I received called today's meeting "training". Okay, so I cleared my schedule today for a 35 minute presentation about the jobs available at the polls.

Today was a real education for me. It is good that the poll workers are being carefully screened. Hopefully the screening process will eliminate those who want to taint the American election results. That is a very good thing. If something happens during the voting, the officials know who you are, where you live and have access to your background information. I'm glad that they are taking everything seriously because I think we need to. I do think that the communication about the training could have been more clear and efficient. Perhaps by working there myself, I can make a difference.

Please exercise your rights as a citizen of this great country and get out and vote this coming November. Wouldn't it be great if people were to turn out in record numbers? Let your voice be heard!!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/7/2012 7:40PM

    I always vote!! Thank you for doing this..its a hard day i know!!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/7/2012 2:25PM

    I am surprised about the pay, too. This reminds me of my frustrations every time I get called for jury duty. It takes me almost an hour to get to Bartow as I live in the very NE section of Polk right on the Osceola and Lake county lines. And there is no easy road - it's all a series of stop and go with heavy traffic, inadequate parking, and slow lines with a lot of hurry up and wait in order to be sent home at the end of the day feeling like you lost a day. OK, I'm through whining for now!

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SLENDERELLA61 9/7/2012 1:42PM

    You are to be commended for undertaking this volunteer work, despite frustrations and confusion. Sure hope you can make a difference. -Marsha

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Rewarding Myself With Exercise Apparel

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I was reading an article the other day about people who lost 100+ pounds. One of the things several people rewarded themselves with was exercise apparel. This made me pause and think about rewards. As many of you know, I spend around two hours (give or take 20 minutes) in the pool exercising 5-6 days a week. I've been going through swimsuits like crazy due to the chlorine in the pool water. One by one the participants of my water classes have purchased chlorine resistant swimsuits because the cost of constantly replacing our suits gets expensive. I've said many times over the last year that I was going to purchase that type of suit. I even purchased 3 such suits in May, only to have them "bite the dust". Surprisingly enough, I received a full refund for all three suits! I really have been working at being consistent with my workouts. This week after reading the article, I ordered 2 high quality suits for myself as a reward. I ordered the suits from 2 different companies because I wasn't sure about the fit even though I ordered them by my measurements and not clothing size. One of the tracking numbers says that a suit should be delivered tomorrow. I am so excited! If it actually fits, I will be able to wear it to my Saturday deep water class! I can't wait!

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SLENDERELLA61 9/7/2012 1:44PM

    Very smart to reward yourself with something that makes you feel even better about exercising. Well done!!

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BUMBLEBEE-RN 9/6/2012 9:38PM

    I love this idea!

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