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Wed. July 22/09

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

So far I am enjoying my time off.... and I am using it for ME !

Yesterday I spent most of the day in town, worked the weight machines, rode the recumbent bike, went swimming, soaked in hot tub and did 5 min. in Sauna. Then did some shopping, what a great workout. Went out visiting with Shannon, normally I stay home as I'm tired from working and have things around the house to do.

Today, I have been home all day, been playing on the computer, doing laundry, cleaning the house. I pushed myself on my recumbent bike to do 30 minutes, burned 200 calories. Sasha and I have been for a nice walk around our lane once the sun came out this afternoon. I've been eating right on program and downed 8 glasses of water.

Now I'm off to the dentist for a checkup and cleaning.

Yes I am very, very happy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KPACE7 7/25/2009 11:15PM

    I am glad you are enjoying your time off and are making the most of it. You are going to feel so much better taking ME time.

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SHANSHE 7/24/2009 6:09PM

    Great job Barb! You have learned what loving yourself really means! Congrats!

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FLMOMX2 7/23/2009 9:03AM

    emoticonGood for you. Great use of me time that you will benefit from in the future. Have a great day.

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LOLAJO54 7/22/2009 11:22PM

    Great day Barb!

fantastic day for you!

emoticon Jo

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ROCKIN_LIFE 7/22/2009 8:40PM

    You're making the rest of us look BAD!! Great job! I feel an extra push coming soon.

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QUEENANNE1953 7/22/2009 8:05PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticontaking care of you ... how wonderful.


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RAINBOWMF 7/22/2009 6:12PM

    You enjoy your time off, It is a good time to get your Christmas cleaning done!

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SUNNY332 7/22/2009 3:43PM

    Hope you enjoy every bit of your time off. So far, so good!

Hugs, Sunny

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MARYBETH_OHIO 7/22/2009 3:00PM

    I just love your attitude it is just outstanding you have a nice rest of the day..

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HEART4ADVENTURE 7/22/2009 2:26PM

    That's awesome! I'm on vacation next week and will be doing much of the same, home to concentrate on "ME", get workouts in, do some sewing project, catch up on magazines, books, and of course go to the beloved Beach!

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JHADZHIA 7/22/2009 2:10PM

    I love lemons too! Good for you having a workout day, it really does make you feel good!
I did 60 minutes on the elliptical at 5am, and 70 minutes gardening at 6am, and I still have two games of bridge to walk back and forth from today!! Should be ready for bed tonight lol.
Keep up the momentum!

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CANDYHEART 7/22/2009 2:00PM

    GOOD FOR YOU! It always feels good when you are doing good things for yourself! Keep up the good work! Liked the background!

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NORMA/MAC 7/22/2009 1:44PM

    good for you sounds like you need it good luck norma

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My lemony Spark Page !

Sunday, July 19, 2009

We were asked on our ITC challenge this week to decorate our Spark Page to reflect our team.

Please check out my Spark Page !

So how did I do ????

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3CHIHUAHUA 7/22/2009 10:00AM

    I like it
But I don't know what ITC is

I am guessing? Team Challenge


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LADYJANE30 7/22/2009 9:52AM

    Love your page. I'm like I tell my daughter, computer challenged. How did you get the background behind your page? I've noticed a lot of other SP have it too.
I'm ashamed to say I haven't figured out how to make mine "SPARKY"
Keep up the good work.... emoticon

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LITTLERTIGGER35 7/21/2009 5:09PM

    very refreshing looking. Like it alot

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NORMA/MAC 7/20/2009 3:46PM

    nice and sunny good page norma

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MALLORY46 7/19/2009 11:23PM

    Great page for the summer - very bright and, yes, very refreshing! Excellent job!

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NESSY759 7/19/2009 10:58PM

    Barbara the first word that came to mind when i saw it was "refreshing" makes me want a tall glass of water with a lemon slice in it. Good job. My team page is also to reflect my ITC .

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RAINBOWMF 7/19/2009 10:40PM

    Nice Barbara, look at all the talent! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHANSHE 7/19/2009 10:21PM

    It is GORGEOUS Barb, you did a WONDERFUL job!

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KPACE7 7/19/2009 9:15PM

    Great page!! You've got the Lemon Spirit! emoticon emoticon

Karen emoticon emoticon

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DBELLE39 7/19/2009 7:50PM

    I love it, great page!

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LOLAJO54 7/19/2009 7:09PM

emoticonready to be framed!

mine would be emoticon -lol

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FLMOMX2 7/19/2009 4:55PM

    I LOVE your new Spark PAge. TOO cute.

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BOUNCY2 7/19/2009 3:41PM

    Barbara , Looks so like summer in a hot afternoon here right now in Texas!! I love it!! Great Page... I would not mind having a pitcher my self like that have mail.....

emoticon If i had made one!! hew!! hew!

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-LORI-B 7/19/2009 2:39PM

    lovely.. makes me want to have some

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I*AM*BLESSED 7/19/2009 12:50PM

    Very, very pretty.......and REFRESHING!!! emoticon

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GONANA 7/19/2009 12:47PM

    WHERE can I get one of those pitchers????

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Virtual BBQ for challenge

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Going to have a bbq on the beach....

we will have the following food.....




to drink

we played


Great time was had by all.....

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KATIEBUG815 7/7/2009 9:32PM

    Awesome bbq. And i didn't even eat too much. I had fun playing volleyball. Great Job!! emoticon

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SHANSHE 7/6/2009 2:21PM

    1st of all, thanks for the reminder to do MY blog and 2nd of all, this was a most creative blog! Great job friend!

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BEVH566 7/5/2009 11:07PM

    Good job...loved your BBQ

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KPACE7 7/5/2009 8:26PM

    Thanks. I had a great time at your BBQ!!

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FLMOMX2 7/5/2009 12:16PM

    Thanks for the Smile your blog gave me.

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NORMA/MAC 7/5/2009 12:24AM

    you are so creative loved it thanks

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SUMER13 7/4/2009 8:14PM

    Love it Barbara Rose!! The best ones to go to !! Have a good evening Buddy.....


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MOTHER-NATURE 7/4/2009 7:37PM

    emoticonjob my friend .. I will be coming to your BBQ Barbara lol lol



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LOLAJO54 7/4/2009 7:13PM

    Ahahaha ... this was great you should win the challenge..
great blog!
I played frisbee while at your barbq!!!

hugs JO

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    Had a great virtual time!

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RAINBOWMF 7/4/2009 5:37PM

    Well isn't this the happiest blog!! LOL!!
Love it Barbara.

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My hike

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

So I couldn't go for a hike in the mountains or in the hills, so I chose to go to our park on my drive home from the city.

Parked the car and the dog and I started to walk along the path, first thing we spotted of course was another person walking a dog. Sasha just loves to meet people but isn't too friendly with other dogs, so we had to walk around them. For a little dog (she's a yorkie) she thinks she's a bull mastiff in size.

We continue along the trail and sport a chipmunk scurrying across the path, that's sets her barking. But we keep going. 15 minutes to the end of the trail and we are now going down the grassy hill down to the beach. I live right beside the Atlantic Ocean, and this is a beautiful sandy beach (of course I forgot my camera home so no pics to share). It was overcast and not to warm so there were no swimmers or sunbathers on the beach.

the tide was out so it makes for a wonderful walk, we walked as far along the beach as we could, then came to the rocks and turned around and headed back to the path that leads through the grass back up on the trail.

Along the trail there are other trails that go down towards the beach, and I glance back at one of those trails and I couldn't believe it.... there was a fox scooting down the trail. Sasha didn't spot it, don't know why, maybe the wind was in the wrong direction, but we kept on going.

It was a nice invigorating walk... but after my 7 hour return trip to the city and then my walk, tonight I'm played out.

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KATIEBUG815 7/7/2009 9:35PM

    My Yorkie always thought she was a doberman because she spent her first year living with 2 of them. She LOVED chasing the squirrels. She would have gone crazy for the fox. Sounds like you live in Heaven. emoticon

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KPACE7 7/3/2009 2:44PM

    Sounds like you live in beautiful country. Sasha probably knew to leave the fox alone. It is much safer to bark at other dogs on leashes. HA HA

Good job taking a hike with such a busy schedule. Take care!


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MRSWHITEWOLF 7/2/2009 11:23PM

    emoticon emoticon But next time...bring the camera...Would have loved seeing the pics. Great job!

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BOUNCY2 7/2/2009 7:53PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon way to go Barbara R ose......

LOve LInda

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QUEENANNE1953 7/2/2009 10:24AM

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LOLAJO54 7/2/2009 9:01AM

    Barb oh that walk sounded so wonderful.. I could almost feel the Atlantic Ocean hmmmm.
lucky you - enjoy life is good!
emoticon JO

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SHANSHE 7/1/2009 11:23PM

    GREAT job Barb and wonderful walk it sounds like!

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PICKLELIND 7/1/2009 10:53PM

    That sounds like a peaceful walk. I hope you enjoyed it.

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MOTHER-NATURE 7/1/2009 9:19PM

    Barbara ... your walk sounded wondeful my friend ... that is where I was today too ( along the beach ) I did take pictures which I will share sometime this week.

Always remember to take your camera with you my friend because you never know what you will see when on your travels.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful walk today



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RAINBOWMF 7/1/2009 9:15PM

    Sounds so wonderful.
Good for you Barbara, oh and Sasha too!

Hugs Mary

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Sunday June 28/09

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I am reading a book on decluttering "It's All too Much" by Peter Walsh who I've seen on Oprah. I have always been a big pack rat and this causes my home to get very cluttered.

I've been saying for quite a while that 2009 is the year that I'm going to do something about it. So today I made a big start and went into my clothes closet and started to sort through what fits and doesn't fit me any more.

I had been hanging on to some "too big" clothes because I liked them emoticon or was I really fooling myself into thinking what if I gain again and I'll have these to wear. I have been throwing clothing out about every 2 or 3 months that were too big, but there were still those others. So today they went, cause I am never going back to them. I even put them on and they really are hanging and sagging off me and I don't want to wear clothing like that again.

When you are obese like I am (I started my weight loss journey 6 years ago at 305 lbs) you buy what fits, not necessarily what you like or what looks good on you. I do go to the used clothing store so haven't spent a huge fortune on my clothes.

I have also boughten clothing thinking I could fit into them only to find they are too tight. So while sorting today I came across a few things that were too tight and I tried them on. I haven't lost much since Christmas, almost 20 lbs, but I believe the workouts I have been doing have really changed my overall appearance and today was proof of that.

All the clothes fit and looked really good, especially the skort which has a button and a zipper. I have always bought stretchy pants and these don't stretch and the waist is actually loose which used to be one of the hardest parts to find something to fit across. I even had to throw one pair of pants away the were loose in the waist and huge in the legs and butt.

I trust the process and it is working for me.

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CANDYHEART 6/30/2009 12:56PM

    I'm so excited for you! This is awesome news! Declutter and Defat! You are on the right track! Keep up the good work! Yea for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRZYKAT3 6/29/2009 9:35PM

    emoticon good going! I am going to throw my yoo big clothes out or give away. Hoping to find someone I know who can use them. I found several items in my closet last week that were too smal last year and are fitting again! I need to start inon soem other drawers as well!

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BEACHWALKER86 6/29/2009 8:12PM

    Great job! You should be proud of yourself - for the decluttering and for the weight loss. What a great feeling to get into the clothes that used to be too tight!

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PICKLELIND 6/29/2009 4:08PM

    That is awesome. You don't need the big clothes. Enjoy the new fun smaller ones!!!

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MRSWHITEWOLF 6/29/2009 12:18PM

    Way to go! Get rid of all "too big clothes". I have a very special dress, and I am giving it to a spark friend. It is soon way too big for me, and I NEVER EVER want to get back into it. Now it will look great on my sparkfriend and she is taller than me, so it would look awesome on her!

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NORMA/MAC 6/29/2009 11:36AM

    way to go and good luck on decluttering

we did that on the weekend got our locker cleaned out and a lot of junk the hubby was storing gone now

took everything to my moms for a yard sale next weekend

they are redoing our balconys so everything finally got thrown out lol take care and keep up the good job norma

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DEIRDRELILY 6/29/2009 10:33AM

    Congratulations!! That is fantastic that you can see the results of your hard work! Great job!


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HEART4ADVENTURE 6/29/2009 10:02AM

    That's Awesome!!

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KPACE7 6/28/2009 11:35PM

    Good job!! I have kept some of my smaller clothes but it is going to be a race for me to lose weight to fit into them and when they go out of style. HA HA !

Let us know how the decluttering works for you.

Karen emoticon

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ROCKIN_LIFE 6/28/2009 10:51PM

    Congratulations on your success! Think of all of the closet space you have for cute, tiny clothes now!

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MOTHER-NATURE 6/28/2009 9:46PM

    Barbara emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon in cleaning out your closet and getting rid of all those clothes ... I am so proud of you !!!

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KATSMOM1 6/28/2009 9:38PM

    Barbara, great blog. I know sometimes it is hard to let go of those large clothes but this shows that you are moving on and never going back. I am proud of you girl.

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PHOLLAND1961 6/28/2009 5:55PM

    You are an inspiration to me! I hope that I can have the "sticktoitness" (this is a Paige word) to do what I need to do to get healthy! Congrats!
Like you, I can't get rid of the clutter either and I am also keeping clothes that are both too big and too little! Let us know if you get anything from the book that will help you. emoticon

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-LORI-B 6/28/2009 5:37PM

    The incredible shrinking woman has done it I have said it a zillion times how much you inspire me.. so what not one more.. HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS TO YOU
Congrats for getting rid of the unneeded clothing

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JAMESGIRLLL 6/28/2009 4:10PM

    great blog!!!

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BOUNCY2 6/28/2009 3:51PM

    Barbara Rose, JUst look at you!! YOu are going down down!! Buddy so proud of you....i have tears of joy!! See I have no clothes and refuse to buy any bigger.....see trusting the process is realy working for you.....keep the great job up!! Love ya Buddy..


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GONANA 6/28/2009 2:33PM

    I see a correlation there, don't you? You go, Girl!! You DO look terrific

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RAINBOWMF 6/28/2009 11:06AM

    Oh Barbara what a great blog.
Let me tell you, remember when I got down to 132
some of the stuff I thought I would love to wear, I didn't like
any more. LOL! So I could fit into them and they didn't suit my personality.
YES I had a closet that had everything from stretch pants to size
8 jeans LOL!!! I went through that closet and cleaned it out of every
over sized thing in there.
I bet you feel good about doing it, I know I did.
Makes you believe in your self.!!!

Love you Barbara, you are believing in you and trusting the process and that is what true success is all about.

Hugs Mary

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LOLAJO54 6/28/2009 10:51AM

    Now this is what I like to hear..trusting the process.. and it is working ! Yeah Barb..
So right --STS in weight but getting shapely and in shape is what counts..
Great blog!
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thanks for sharing-- emoticon Jo

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