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I'm a Denise Austin Fan!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Denise Austin is in her 50's!!! Unbelievable!!!

Here are some tips from Denise:
1. Body toning. Nothing will droop or sag if muscles are firm and taut.
2. Do cardio to burn fat from the entire body.
3. Stretching to stay flexible and lean.
4. Eat healthy and organic meals (lean protein, fruits and vegetables) and drink 8 glasses of water every day.
5. Be optimistic. Always think and stay positive. Don't beat yourself up. Think and act young with a positive attitude and always keep laughter and humor in your life. It's the best medicine.

Denise plans her meals for the entire week every Sunday. She prepares home cooked meals at least 5 nights a week.

I'm going to try to be more like Denise! I'm inspired by her!!
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DAFAN2 1/5/2014 2:48AM

  Then you'll like this:

Denise Austin Fan

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/27/2009 6:42AM

    Sounds like a great plan!!!

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ANNIELAV 11/26/2009 8:48AM

    I love Denise also! I plan my meals for 2 weeks. She is so positive and she has workouts for everystage of your workout.

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Turkey Power

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Look how skinny and "sweet" we are!!! Thank you to Brenda and Marly for being my turkey partners during November. I've been a big turkey this month, but I promise to conquer my food issues in December.

I'm coming back stronger and better than ever! That's a promise.

I am Very, Super, Absolutely, Positively Thankful for each and everyone I've met on SP. I'm not going to name names because I'll leave someone out. IF We've been on a challenge together; talked in the clubhouse; commented on each others blogs; sent an email; shared a joke; cheered for each other; or in any way connected... I am better off because you have touched my life!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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My Love Affair (with food)

Monday, November 16, 2009

I'm having a love affair (with food)! I make plans to meet it in my car, in restaurants, on my lunch hour, and in the dark of night.

I long to be faithful to the good guy (veggies, fruits, lean protein), but I crave the leather jacket, motorcycle riding, fun, James Dean type (pizza, garlic bread, cheeseburgers, chocolate).

I swear this will be the last time. I feel guilty afterwards. It's hurting other aspects of my life (energy, moodiness, self-esteem, wasted money, health).

Sounds like an affair -- doesn't it?

"Ah-a" moment. Look how I glorify the wrong foods. I discriminate against whole food groups. I can have pizza and still make it a healthy food choice. Portion control is more important than eliminating the fun foods entirely. I can change my recipes to make them healthier.

A big part of the allure of eating for me is peace & quiet, relaxation, me time. When I'm at work, I'll go out for fast food just to avoid the noisy breakroom. It doesn't feel like a break if I'm still with my co-workers and people are talking to me. I go to restaurants alone and bring a magazine. I love to treat myself to this escape. I could take a walk to be alone or go to the library or a park to read. I could take a bubble bath in the evening to relax and be alone.

I need to put these thoughts into action.

Thank you friends for supporting me and not being enablers! You see me doing wrong and call me on it. When I need a kick in the rear or a V8 slap to the forehead, I can always count on my SP buddies to give it to me! I love ya for it.

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/18/2009 9:40AM

    That is an excellent way to put it! I'm there with you except I've been "celebate" for the last 3 months! LOL! I find it easier not to deal with the "bad" foods at all! Keep working on what works for you, my friend! You can do this! I love you!

Hugs! Beverly

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I'm Too Much!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"I'm Up Today!"

I'm too much!! When one is good, I go for two. I sleep in too often. I watch too much TV. I snack too. My scale shows too many pounds!

See a pattern?

I talk the talk -- now it's time to walk the walk.
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I'm going for a physical this afternoon. Maybe my doctor will have some "miracle advice" for me. I don't think so though. I have to do the hard work myself. There are no "miracle pills" or easy answers. Ahh, but if there were.....

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KO1215 11/16/2009 12:48AM

    I would be in line with you!!!! I love that picture of the dogs! Here's to being good!



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NEEDSHELP4EVER 11/11/2009 3:55AM

    You can do it Dee. I have been okay with eating but having real trouble getting back to exercising. Doesn't help htat one shoulder is so painful, but I should be walking more. How about we meet up and walk each day? Weather pretty miserable over here just now so how about a walk along a nice beach over there? Where shall I meet you?


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    TURKEY TWINS - TOUCAN DO IT! Let's do the "turkey walk" and get moving! I'm with you all the way! Hugs, Brenda
PS - So is my kitty "Patches" - she's sitting here helping me type! :)
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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 11/10/2009 4:07PM

    When you find that miracle pill or shot.......send it my way! lol

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/10/2009 2:09PM

    Good luck with your MD appointment, Dee! As for the rest, well, you know there aren't any miracle fixes!!! If there were, there would be no need for SparkPeople!!! BUT, we're here for you. Start small and work your way back into it! If you need a good emoticon let me know!!!

Hugs! Beverly

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Plus One, But Not Discouraged

Friday, November 06, 2009

I gained one pound, but I'm not discouraged. This is only day 5 of trying again. I'm just coming off of an "eat everything you can now before you start to diet" week!! I know... bad idea and old thinking. I'm back now and that's what matters!

I did a 30 minute sculpting with hand weights DVD, a hip hop abs DVD, and used my hula hoop this morning. I've planned and tracked my meals for today. Now, I'm going to make myself a healthy breakfast.

The weekend is here -- emoticon. I've got a plan though. I'm going to allow myself to splurge (a little) at one meal each day on the weekends. I will keep my daily total at 2,000 calories or less. I will continue to exercise even on the weekend. We'll see how this works!!

I've got my emoticon back!!
I credit the November Buddy Challenge with igniting my emoticon!!
Thank you friends for challenging me to do better!!
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DEEGIRL50 11/10/2009 10:43PM

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Toucan Do It!!
I'm with you.

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    NOVEMBER BUDDIES....TURKEY TWIN TO THE RESCUE! I'm always here for you - not just for November! We can make it through the holidays....and with a loss! Are you with me??
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KO1215 11/6/2009 12:04PM

    Hula hoop huh! How do you like that? I never thought of it!

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CONNIE1-11 11/6/2009 8:00AM

  you are doing great ! all of us gain a pound now and then..keep focus on your target and those pounds will vanish !

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BREN4376 11/6/2009 7:57AM

    You can do it! Keep up the hard work and stay focused on your goals. You already have an amazing start! Best of luck to you!

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