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Rest in peace Michael Jackson

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Despite how you feel here are a few things he managed to do in his life: he made us sing, dance, buy leather jackets (some bought the pants too), moonwalk, wear ONE glove, sport jerry curls, grab our crotches and scream. I like this line used in a recent Car and Driver editorial, "He is saintly but he is not a saint." That writer was referring to the head of GM but I think it's fitting for Mr. Jackson as well. In spite of his flaws he did so much to entertain, support via philanthropy and inspire a generation and the world. That's all any of us could hope for in this life: do more good than harm and what a better place the world would be if more believed in that ideal. His legacy will be long lived.

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CHOCMOM 7/19/2009 6:46AM

  Very well said. 3 weeks later and I am still saddened at our loss.

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LOVESLIFE48 7/8/2009 11:03AM

    I agree, well put. I watched the farewell ceremony yesterday and was so moved. I didn't realise how close the brothers and sisters were. MJ will be missed.

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SUSAN134 7/8/2009 12:21AM

    So well put. I particularly like the quote about the CEO of is so fitting for Michael Jackson. A brilliant but tortured soul, gone too soon.


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Wow, didn't think I'd be listening to country...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just heard the song by Serena Ryder "Little Bit of Red" and was hooked. Some good songs on the album "is It OK?" I like the opening track "Sweeping The Ashes" I think it was bold opening with the type of song most albums bury in the middle or at the end. That's what I get for keeping an open ear :)

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CHRISTINE86 6/29/2009 11:27AM

    I just can't do it....I can't get into any Country song no matter what. Few musical things I can listen to but unfortunalty country is just one of them. Must be the city girl inside me that won't let the twang in.

Have a fabulous Monday!

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HEPKITTY 6/28/2009 1:48PM

    I love country music! Well, a lot of it, not all of it. They can pull things off with lyrics and subjects that no other genre can!

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Walk Away The Pounds...Anywhere!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sometimes you want to get a quick workout in and you may not be at home, at lunch or traveling. Something I've tried is ripping the audio track from a fitness DVD like Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds 3 Mile. It's a good one because there are just a handful of movements and she cues every change verbally so you don't have to see to do. There are a lot of free audio recorders out there (check CNET's and type in audio recorder). If you want more features you may want to check out programs like Audacity, Winamp or Totalrecorder. Once you get the recorder installed and test that it works by recording some audio hit record and let your favorite fitness DVD play. You could also use the record feature of your mp3 player if it has one but the audio quality is much better if you do it "in the box." If the software doesn't have timed record you'll have to set a timer or alarm to remind you to hit stop. If you record too much many of these programs also include an editor which will allow you to easily "cut" the parts you don't want like an intro or dead air if you didn't hit stop in time.
I love walking but it doesn't come close to the workout I get from Sansone's 3 Mile Walk. If you're a beginner or have limited time check out her 1 and 2 mile Walks. Good stuff! You're next Billy Blanks.

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MISSBERRY1 7/10/2009 11:10AM

  I love this DVD! I have all of her exercize programs. I am going to do one today. Thanks!

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It never fails...exercise and diet win the day!

Monday, June 22, 2009

First off, hope all you fellow dad's out there had a great Father's Day! I did and a small part of that came from the fact that I was back on course weight wise. It seems I have some work to do because the "mechanics" of weight loss, at least for me, seem to work pretty what you eat and exercise and I drop the pounds. The last couple of weekends I started out below my weigh in weight only to find come Sunday that I bumped up a pound or two. I think part of that is because I eat differently on the weekends (closer proximity to the fridge) versus during the week. The other part, well that's what I'll be taking a closer look at. I can see now why weight loss pills or other extreme measures will never work, at least not in the long run, they focus on the physical but don't really factor in the mental aspects of why you may be overweight.

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KAYLADIVA777 7/19/2009 2:45AM

    Seeing as though I'm both mom and day,lol, Yes, I did have a good Father's Day. Actually, how dare i take all the credit, the LORD fills in the gaps, and they are big ones. Speaking of the mechanics of weight loss, something so simple, made so hard by distractions, cleverly disguised as 'choices'.

Why do we have to have so many choices available to us for food? Man oh man

I agree when you're home more you're more likely to nibble more. I never understood why people get wrapped up in the idea of everything being answered by a pill. To me it's like, "Umm.. excuse me, but doesn't anyone else smell trouble here?" And sure enough 5 years later, you see the recall notices and class action suits everywhere. Just K.I.S.S.!!! (I say Saint not Stupid)

Anyways, thanks for stopping by my place. I'm in heaven on this site. Oddly enough I'm having trouble getting my 8 hours of sleep a day cause I feel like I have to get every possible point EACH AND EVERY DAY. I never really thought much of OCD, but Wow!!! LOL.

Keep doing your thing. I'ma call you High Five cause it seems like you have no prob hitting those 5 lb markers. Until next time....i gotta get some zzzz's emoticon

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I now know why they cry.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The contestants on the Biggest Loser, when they get up on that scale and, low and behold, they've gained weight. I'm not gonna cry over my weight gain but if I worked my butt off and saw no results that would suck. Fact is, I know exactly what I should've been doing but didn't do. I hope this cycle works like Haley's Comet and I won't be seeing it for a while. I think The Beatles' song "The Long And Winding Road" says it best, or maybe I'm thinking of The Greatful Dead's "Long Strange Trip." Either way, there's gonna be highs and lows but we've got to keep on pluggin away. Trump is an awesome example: made it big, lost it big and made it back even bigger. Never quit, never surrender! Every day is a new chance to try again!

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    Don't cry - GET ANGRY. I find that when I cry and wallow I don't change anything. When I get angry I tell myself NO MORE and start taking things more seriously. You're right - life (And the scale) has it's ups and downs but it's how we react to challenges and struggles that shapes our overall outcome. Kick butt, you can do this. You already know what you need to do, now DO IT.

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