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Lincoln

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I got to see the movie "Lincoln" today. A truly incredible movie. It's a little long, a little preachy but all in all quite a production. The cast is superb and there is a lot that most people just don't know about the 13th amendment. I give it a thumbs up and say go. It's an "experience"

I feel like I got a bit of an education today. This movie will stay with me for quite a while. Not just for the content, but the acting of these amazing icons of theater made it very special.

I love the movies and go often. Most of the time it's Hollywood entertainment but today was more of a learning experience.

  
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PROVERBS31JULIA 11/24/2012 11:34PM

    We're hoping to see the captioned version at the theater!! So glad to hear it is a good movie!! We went to his memorial and to the Holocaust Memorial museum when we had our honeymoon in Washington DC in 1995. Hope to go back again to take our son there.

So excited to hear about your trip to Israel! I'm waiting for the blog on that one, already!!

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BEFIT014 11/19/2012 6:48AM

    Oh, I'm glad to see a review on it. This is definitely on my 'gotta see' list. Thanx!

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WALLAHALLA 11/18/2012 8:34PM

    Lincoln is high on my "must see" list. Hopefully over the holidays.

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ILOVEROSES 11/17/2012 11:25PM

    When it comes Down Under I'll be sure to see it. Thanks for the great review. emoticon

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WAREAGLEGIRL 11/17/2012 4:49PM

    I can't wait to see that movie! Looks amazing!

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GAYLE-G-63 11/17/2012 4:47PM

    I am really looking forward to seeing this movie. Thanks for the review! =)

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SANDYCRANE 11/17/2012 4:45PM

    Thank you for your blog. I plan on seeing the movie with my daughter. I am a big Lincoln fan and am glad to see there is a movie about him. I can't wait.

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Dr. Oz!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from The Dr. Oz show telling me I had tickets. I had completely forgotten I requested them, I think, last year!

I was thrilled. Called my bestie Dawn and off we went yesterday. Dawn has been on the "Wheat Belly" diet for over a year. She lost 75 lbs on this and looks amazing. Down to a size two!!

We had no idea what the show was going to be about but got there early, got great seats and lo and behold, the show was about Wheat Belly! Dawn almost fell over.

We had a great time, got to watch how things work on the show and at the end of the show they; had questions and answers. Dawn stood up and told Dr. Oz (and the audience) how she had lost her weight thanks to "Wheat Belly" and was so grateful that she got her life back. She even got choked up about it.

We had so much fun I think I will request tickets to go see it again.

I don't know when this episode airs, but will let everyone know when I find out!!!

  
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FISHER011 3/7/2013 7:52PM

    That adventure sounded like so much fun!

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JKPONYGIRL 11/18/2012 10:05AM

    how exciting

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/17/2012 3:48PM

    That sounded like a fun day. What a coincidence lol emoticon

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BESEVEN 11/11/2012 11:53PM

    It's so funny how the universe just works out like that! I am going to look up the wheat belly diet right now, because I don't believe in coincidences!
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DOROTHYBERO 11/11/2012 8:19AM

    How very cool and exciting!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 11/11/2012 2:57AM

    That's brilliant!!

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DETERMINEDJANET 11/10/2012 11:30PM

    What great timing to have a show that had some personal interest for your friend!

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PHEBESS 11/10/2012 5:50PM

    VERY cool!!!!!

PLUS - my nephew won an Emmy for the set design for the Dr Oz show!! (He got it in the mail, they don't put those things on TV)

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HOLA_AMIGA 11/10/2012 4:42PM

    Fun!

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LAINYC 11/10/2012 3:39PM

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WALLAHALLA 11/10/2012 12:20PM

    What an awesome experience!

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PYNETREE 11/10/2012 9:54AM

    Fantastic! emoticon So happy for you and Dawn. emoticon
You should definitely request tickets again! Glad you enjoyed the show, and how lucky the timing on topic!

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Sandy!!!!!

Monday, November 05, 2012

I am finally back online. The hurricane Sandy took it's toll on our state (NY) and my area was hard hit. It is still considered an emergency area. After over a week of no power, no lights, no heat, it finally came on today.

What an ordeal. I had to wear lots of clothes, pull on blankets around me and sleep in a room that was the same temperature as outside.

I am so grateful that I now have power and light and warmth. We are expecting a nor'easter to come in on Wed. that may bring snow.

Hope I can regroup by then!!

  
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KO1215 11/9/2012 3:40PM

    Welcome back!

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WALLAHALLA 11/6/2012 3:31PM

    good to hear you are safe and sound...hope you didn't suffer too much damage

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DOROTHYBERO 11/6/2012 10:19AM

    So glad you are somewhat back to normal - hopefully the NorEaster won't be too much of a problem! What part of NY are you in??

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ELLIE381 11/6/2012 8:24AM

    Good to hear you are safe! emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 11/6/2012 12:37AM

    Glad to hear you are back on track after the storm. I can only imagine the devastation. Hugs!

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LINDA! 11/5/2012 9:57PM

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DEE1221 11/5/2012 8:57PM

    Glad to hear you have power. Sandy sure did throw a punch to so many people. My heart and prayers to all of you.
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ILOVEROSES 11/5/2012 6:59PM

    I am so glad to hear that you and your family are all right. We Down Under have been watching it all on TV. Stay warm. emoticon emoticon

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LYNNA1968 11/5/2012 6:45PM

    I'm on LI. So glad to know your ok. Take care of yourself over next few days emoticon

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Fantastic news!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Great news. I didn't tell anyone but over the past year I've been on lots of meds because after endoscopy last year I was found to have a gastric ulcer, Hiatal Hernia and the possibility of Esophageal cancer. It's been a long year. Today was my follow-up endoscopy and YAY!! Gastric ulcer....gone, hiatal hernia not growning and looking very "average" and the best news is no sign of any esophageal cancer and it may have healed enough to where it's doubtful I will ever get it!!! I'm sooooooo happy!!!

I don't even have to go back for 2 years!!

  
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CANES4EVER63 10/31/2012 5:29PM

    Awesome!!!

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HOLA_AMIGA 10/28/2012 8:37PM

    WONDERFUL! So happy for you! :) Both my MIL and SIL suffer with that hiatal hernia...I know its no fun.

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JERSEYGIRL24 10/25/2012 11:40PM

    emoticon that's emoticon news!! What a relief!!

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WALLAHALLA 10/25/2012 7:19PM

    Praise be to Jesus! That is fantastic news!

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HEALTHY4ME 10/25/2012 6:37PM

    So glad but am wondering what you did differently to have them gone. Reason being I have a hiatal hernia, and sometimes take nexium if it gets bad, mostly cos of having tot ake arthrotec for my severe arthritis in my knees and some in my back.
Just curious but very happy for you!


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So Frustrating!

Friday, October 19, 2012

This has been a very good week in terms of eating right and getting in some exercise. As a matter of fact I am about to get on my treadmill....again!

I have not gone over my calories once this week. I have walked everywhere I could and the good news is that my clothes feel just a bit looser.

My weigh in day is usually Sunday. This keeps me on the straight and narrow over the weekend.

Yesterday, I was feeling so pleased I got on the scale just to see how I was doing and.....yup, UP half a pound!!! Grrrrrrrrrrr, how annoying is that!!!

I had had some turkey the night before that was a little salty so I am hoping that was the problem. I am not going to weigh myself again until Sunday but I really had hoped for a good drop!!

Darn :(

  
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MADSKYE 10/22/2012 10:22AM

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes, maybe salt is slowing both of us down. I had some ham and bean soup the other day, and it was home made, but very salty. Don't give up! Maybe we can both watch our salt this week. And I'm going to try to up the intensity of my cardio just a little bit. Somethings gotta give!

I saw in your bio that you live in a sleepy town 45 minutes from NYC. I live in a sleepy town 1.45 from NYC, down in NJ, close to the beach.

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IMREITE 10/20/2012 2:24AM

    sound annoying, but it sounds like your eating is under control.

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WALLAHALLA 10/19/2012 4:45PM

    Maybe it is just water retention. We'll hope so. Just keep at the good stuff.

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BEACHBUMDOUG 10/19/2012 8:17AM

    Slow and steady wns the race.. Keep doing what you are doing and you will get there.

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CHEZEEE1985 10/19/2012 8:16AM

  You sound so determined, hopefully Sunday will show you the loss you are deserving of! :) Half a pound isn't too bad, could be the salt in the turkey, I'm sure that will shift! It could be extra weight from muscle you are building up from your exercise :) If your clothes are looser, that's the key thing showing you that what you are doing is working :) Well done so far!

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