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What I felt & saw along the way!!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Waking with a jolt of energy I shot up out of bed like a rocket, Gosh I thought to myself what has gotten into you ? Then as I briskly walked to the bathroom & stood there looking full view of my body I knew why. After taking a long look at my body ( Read previous blog ) I quickly got dressed, but then I said wait a minute you are not going to change your mind think why you are doing this. ( that is what I would do in the past hurry & get dressed because I would be talking my self right out of it ). I started out with my walk , I could hear & see the birds singing their morning songs, I said," oh little birdie are you greeting me on this fine summer morning??? I saw a huge Crane at the rivers edge walking so stately & then bending down (as if taking a curtsy to a Queen) getting a drink of cool water. I smelled the Queens Anne flowers as I walked on by, they smell like carrots brought back memories when I was a child making mud cakes with them trying to feed my brothers. I had to chuckle a little bit , Then I saw a Weeping Willow tree with all it's branches touching the ground as if it has the weight of the world on it's branches, the sun was shining through the leaves , I thought yes there is light at the end of everything , The purple & yellow flowers were sprinkled throughout the fields. I came upon a swirl of tiny birds all flying just above my head I thought they are flapping their little wings so vigorously, I said," oh little birdie I am almost done with my walk" I pretended they were using their wings clapping for me because I made my morning walk that I had not done so in a long long time.

  
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PURPLELVR7 7/24/2012 7:31PM

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CLAIREINPARIS 7/24/2012 2:25PM

    emoticon Thank you, it was a lovely blog! And I am so happy you went on your morning walk again!

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HALLELUL 7/24/2012 11:42AM

    Awe! That was too precious. emoticon

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MEXGAL1 7/24/2012 9:40AM

    Nicely written...so glad you got and enjoyed your walk!

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MAKINANIMPACT 7/24/2012 9:31AM

    What a vivid picture you painted! Love it, I wish I had such a beautiful view when I walk, but instead it's a lot of brown weeds but it's still outside!

Have a wonderful week!

Kelly

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BUGLET- 7/24/2012 9:24AM

    Excellent..
Keeping your positive thoughts and observing God's handiwork, how better a way to start a new day. Your thoughts are what draw things to you and having happy thoughts starting each day is a lesson that I wished I'd learned when young..God bless your happy day ♥♥ emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 7/24/2012 8:10AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Examine your nakedness!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Yesterday as I stood before the long mirror with my back towards it I peeled off my clothes I then held a hand mirror I had to see my back side I stood there & examined my backside, before I would quickly glance away as if I was turning the pages of a boring book,& skipping to the next page. I saw each fold & roll, I touched it & felt the doughy folds of fat. I slowly turned to the front I thought gee it looks better in the front, then I slowly turned to the side. I was a gasp . There it was my stomach protruded out like beach ball , my sides, had rolls of fat like a cascading waterfall, my breast hung like a Baltimore Oriole nest, My jaw line drooped like a turkey gobbler. I stood for a long time turning & touching examining getting the feel of what it felt like in flesh & in thoughts . You did this to yourself, now you will put yourself back together. I know I am older & we lose our elasticity in our body, but I know I can get rid of the excess fat. I want my back side to be curvy with the sides curved in giving me a waist,I want the beach ball stomach to deflate, I want the jaw & neck line to be pulled in with my chin protruding out just a tad. I want my breast to be like a Robins nest round not droopy. Every day before dressing I am going to examine my nakedness. I am not going to quickly glance away I am coming face to face with it. I really belief by seeing this it will slowly put the thougt in my mind every time the late night eating or over indulging

  
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MAUITN 7/25/2012 11:16AM

    Wow! I must thank you for this new habit. I've looked, but as you say, we glance and see what we want to see or what was once there. From here on out, I will take a good, long, look and take that as motivation. emoticon

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BIKECHIC1 7/24/2012 4:30AM

    Well done for facing your nakedness head on, for a very long time I couldn't look at myself in the mirror and still hate doing it but if I don't I see a totally different body in my minds eye....I see this tall, slim, raven haired beauty instead of the short, slightly oval ordinary looking girl, which strives me to work hard to get where I want to be.

You truly are an inspiration.

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HEALTHYIN2014 7/22/2012 10:50PM

    It takes a strong woman to face yourself in the mirror with nothing on but what you were born with. emoticon I'm glad you are able to take responsibility and do something able it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MEXGAL1 7/22/2012 10:30AM

    Hey, good for you to face your body. We all hate things about our bodies. There is so much angling skin on mine that I try not to look. Clothes are a good thing for me. I love 3/4 sleeves as I don't like my sagging arms hanging out.


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CLAIREINPARIS 7/22/2012 10:13AM

    This is brave! emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/22/2012 10:11AM

    I did that and it totally motivated me to lose weight. I thought my body would not go back. It did. Not like I was 20, but I look like myself if that makes any since. Just make sure you strength train, that was my downfall. Got to keep the muscles toned as you lose. Good luck! emoticon

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MOMMY2GIRLS 7/22/2012 9:59AM

    me too i cant wait til i can look in the mirror and be happy with my body

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CAVEPRINCESS65 7/22/2012 9:58AM

    Hem, glad I am not the only one doing this!
For me, it helped me being motivated enough to work harder doing abs, strength exercises involving back (roll by bra line) starting to go away but very slow
Anyway, we still look good (older gals can look better than younger gals out there)
We are as good as we feel; as sexy as we feel
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Good luck in your journey!!!

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Night time promises not captured in the fog or morning Dew!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

When the evening is drawing in & I lay back on my favorite porch recliner, I hear the flowing of the water fall from the fountain underneath my window pane & I watch the Robins & the Jenny Wrens flutter back & forth & call to one another like they are saying " this is my spot for the night !! " I make promises to my self in the twilight of the evening that tomorrow when the fog is still lying low like a blanket covering my town , that I will go out for a long walk underneath the morning fog & have the dew kiss my face with each step. I know it does I walked it before in time past, I know how exuberant I felt when I arrived back home, I miss this, but what is stopping me from going under the umbrella of morning fog & kisses of the dew? I think at times if I shall start it will be a life time to continue, I am afraid I cannot continue every day so therefore I roost but never take flight as the Robins or the Jenny Wrens.

  
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GRACEISENUF 7/19/2012 12:06AM

    Ahhh what a beautiful picture this blog paints in my mind.

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CLAIREINPARIS 7/18/2012 3:57AM

    This is beautiful, Judy! I would love to see a picture of our of your walks in the morning, with the fog blanket. It must be amazing!

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MELTEAGUE 7/16/2012 8:11AM

    Beautiful! Did you write this?


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JACKIE542 7/13/2012 10:27PM

    I love reading your blogs. Love your porch swing. Have a great evening. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 7/13/2012 5:23PM

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You should write poetry, you have a gift with words!

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LHLADY517 7/12/2012 12:23PM

    Your words painted such a beautiful picture.

Tomorrow morning, instead of focusing on a long walk, take a short one and enjoy that.

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Finders Keepers !!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My brother introduced me to this awesome store called Finders Keepers & it is a keeper!!!!
I bought so many clothes the two times I have been there. The clothes I bought are name brand all the original price tags on the clothes. The highest I paid $ 24.00 & the lowest I paid was $ 6.99. Land End work out shoes was the highest, the names I bought in tops & slacks are Calvin Klein,Lands End, Jones New York Signature, The Quacker Factory,Rafaella, I will not spend top dollar when I am working to get down in size. so this is a great place to shop. The shop keeper does have slightly worn clothes , besides all the knew ones, but she is very particular what she takes into her shop. The great thing about this it is 30 minutes from my home!!!!
Judy

  
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GRACEISENUF 7/19/2012 12:06AM

    I love a good deal.

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CLAIREINPARIS 7/18/2012 3:58AM

    It sounds great! I love shops like that.

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PATSYB7 7/17/2012 3:59PM

    This store sounds dangerous! I would not be allowed to go unattended! Happy shopping! :O) Patti

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ILOVEMALI 7/11/2012 12:49PM

    I love it! When we go on vacation, I visit my favorite Goodwill in that town. I swear that there is a woman who is just my size and shape -- she must also be losing weight because the clothes are in great condition, and no woman would get rid of clothes that nice unless she were getting rid of her "fat" clothes! I hope that she's still losing weight -- I want her cast offs! LOL. I bought 3 pairs of jeans, a cute Liz Claiborne jeans jacket, and black court slacks for about $25 there last spring. What a deal. Returning there next week to take a look!

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MEXGAL1 7/11/2012 11:06AM

    Woo hoo!

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PURPLELVR7 7/11/2012 7:44AM

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BARCLE 7/10/2012 11:55PM

    emoticon that sounds fantastic!

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MAKINANIMPACT 7/10/2012 11:19PM

    Sounds like somewhere I would shop but it doesn't sound familiar so they must not be in my area.. :(

Have a great week!

Kelly

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EVIE4NOW 7/10/2012 11:05PM

  Lucky you. We don't have one here. Have fun!

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NORWOODGIRL 7/10/2012 11:04PM

    Sounds like your brother is a keeper, too! Enjoy the shopping as a reward for your progress.

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it is almost over!!!!!

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Where did it go but oh what I have accomplished & did not even want to stop!!!!! Wow what happened to me!! Okay I took a mini vacation from work 5 days I have until this Sunday, polished all my oak furniture with Old English. This is different from regular dusting. My kitchen table is oak with lion claw feet & the intricate work of the carving of a lion, & the chairs are all intricate scroll detailed carving. When I cleaned it with the oil I had to use Q tips in between every single carving. Oh how beautiful when all finished. That was an entire day project . Then I power washed the entire house down However I made the mistake of washing all the windows first, so of course they were all spotted & had to redo the windows over . I only had 16 windows to redo over. The next job was using the old English on the rest of the entire furniture in the home.The other job was going over all the books in my library & putting those away to sell or give away. You can only read the same book once or twice.Then time to pass it on so someone else can enjoy them. My husband had built me a most beautiful oak 7 feet book case that opens up behind a place where I store my iron & ironing board, & for me to stand in. The next job tomorrow is too wash the entire car inside & out.plus repot some plants for the indoors. I even had time to go shopping for an hour for myself, came home with I pair of cropped pants 1 skirt 1 dress & 7 tops. I NEVER stay home on any time off except this time is different Due to a job change for my husband I have 4 weeks vacation & he only has 1 week. So I actually feel good with what I have accomplished & will get done tomorrow. Every time I was in a room I made sure I did some sort of exercise also. So when I go back to work Monday I will have a sense of well done!!!

  
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FANGFACEKITTY 7/8/2012 1:14PM

    I am exhausted just reading about it. emoticon on getting so much accomplished.

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MEXGAL1 7/8/2012 10:34AM

    Gosh, I am tired just ready what all you did.
Good job!

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FENWAYGIRL18 7/8/2012 10:33AM

    wow busy bee! Good for you! you got things out of the way so that when your hubby takes his vacation you can enjoy it, great thinking! emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/8/2012 10:01AM

    My husband and I sometimes do work on our vacation. You got a lot done. Now you do need to relax. Maybe your are like me and find cleaning relaxing. silly, huh? Have a great Sunday. emoticon

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PURPLELVR7 7/8/2012 9:54AM

    very busy vacation, hope you were able to enjoy it emoticon

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VETTRANGER 7/7/2012 10:34PM

    A lot of work for a "vacation". LOL But I'll bet having those things out of the way feels great!

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