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i am not amish

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I remember wonderful road trips I used to go on to visit Amish territory in PA, IN, and OH. My favorite foods when visiting included fried chicken and shoo-fly pie. I recently came upon a book of Amish recipes, and that got me to thinking about how eating those foods were not exactly helpful to my weight. I would have never admitted it then, but can today- I cannot get away with a steady diet of such dishes because no way on earth do I do physical labor that can support big meals and big calories! Simply put, they can afford more calories than I can because manual labor is hard if you do it all day, every day. Except maybe Sunday for them.

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AZMOMXTWO 9/27/2012 8:06AM

  I agree I do not eat big meals because I do not work like they do

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fall fashion emails are rolling in...

Monday, September 17, 2012

I have been noticing a flood of emails from stores about fall fashions. I usually open them because I am curious as to what color trends are coming. But now i am thinking I should just start deleting the emails without opening them because the super-skinny models are kind of depressing to me. My ego is rather low at the moment, so it might be best to avoid distractions that might have a negative impact on my progress. Just when I think the models cannot get any thinner, they do!

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JENNAAW 9/17/2012 9:36AM

    Funny story, Jill! I do not like shopping for clothes either, in fact I do not like to shop for anything. When I first got married long ago I was a shopaholic; now I feel bad for all the stuff I accumulated over the years not to mention the money I spent. Anyway, I lucked out in the clothes department because I have lots of barely-used pretty clothes that fit me after my big weight loss. Good thing I did not give them away; they are saving me lots of money.

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JILLITA55 9/17/2012 9:31AM

    Fortunately I do not like shopping for clothes. But I have a story about clothes. I have a new dog and what do you think he has done. I had some dirty laundry on my bed ready for the washing machine. I went into my room and OMG (the puppy) was eating my clothes. Lesson learned. Don't keep the clothes on the bed. Put them in the hamper or the washing machine. So now I have to go to the store and start over on clothes for the season. I love my dog, but boy was I xcovkrpghtyrk! Explicit (sp)

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yes, i am jealous!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The coeds are streaming into town for the start of school; today I went shopping for groceries and the store was full of them. Seems like the current fad is to wear very tight leggings. They all looked like Barbie dolls to me. Just thinking of how I look in similar pants; really not safe or appropriate to wear out of the house. I have a lot of pounds to lose...

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JENNAAW 9/17/2012 9:03AM

    Uplifting to read the comments that have been made here! Weird, but the older I get the more I want to be around younger people. Not what I thought when I was in my fifties and younger; thought I would enjoy being with age group peers. Nope.

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BARBARASDIET 9/16/2012 8:38PM

    kind of funny. No desire to be a Barbie!!

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OOLALA53 9/16/2012 7:11PM

    You might imagine that those girls are necessarily happier because they fit the image and can wear what makes money for the beauty industry and garners the admiration of strangers. But it isn't true. Anyone whose self esteem is dependent on skinny jeans isn't very well off.

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ERICADAWN1986 9/16/2012 6:08PM

    It's tragic that we are currently in the midst of an obesity epidemic AND a skinny jeans trend lol. It would seem that life should pick one or the other. Lol. Don't worry about it. Wear the clothing that flatters your body where you are at right now. Everybody deserves to feel beautiful in their skin and in their wardrobe. emoticon

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lots of challenges

Friday, September 14, 2012

I haven't blogged in a while, but hope to start up again. I have recently been faced with personal challenges (a good friend left me, plus other stuff I do not have much control over). Through it all I have been able to continue my exercise routines and healthy eating trends. I just need to refocus on positive things and put my hurt feelings on some back burner. I have not discovered how to do this yet; am going to concentrate on that.


I have 2 wrists!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Slowly I am beginning to notice some good changes with the sloooow weight loss I am having. I was about to type on my computer this morning when I saw.... wrists! Never knew I had them before because they had no definition. Now they are beginning to show themselves. The first big changes I noticed were that my triple chins turned to doubles then to a single. Then my love handles finally went away. I am starting to see the beginnings of a waistline. The worse area for me is my beer belly; I could put men to shame in a beer belly contest. And I don't even drink beer; it is simply where all my fat ends up no matter how many crunches and planks I do. Boo hoo!!!


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