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Dad Saves the Day!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Well the blizzard hit us hard! My driveway had some huge drifts and it was up to my waist in some places! I tried shoveling, but the wind kept blowing it back in my face and there was SO much of it! It wore me out just to do a patch! I was snowed in and didn't mind at all! emoticon

That is, until the boss wanted me to come in! Ugh! emoticon

The main roads were fine but it was the neighborhoods that were a mess. Good ole' Dad came and saved the day, though! It wasn't until after noon that he arrived, but he brought his trusty snow blower and cleared my driveway in no time!

Here is a picture of when they first got here. My dad made a path for my mom first....it was funny and oh, so cute!


(in her satchel is some chicken noodle casserole!)



My parents are SO awesome!!! =)

My daughter just couldn't wait to help! She even ventured over to the neighbor's drive to give him a hand.







My poor little boy woke up sick today, though. I just had to snap some pictures. Kids are so pathetically cute when they are sick!





My furbaby couldn't miss the photo op. He is my 3rd child, lol...really though!





I ended up working for only a few hours while my parents stayed at my house with the kiddos. They enjoyed spending some time together while the boss's practically kissed my feet for coming in. Maybe it's a good time to bring up a raise ;) lol. It was nice to get out of the house, even if it was just a few hours. Kids are cuddled up on the floor on that nice little pallet you see in the pics. I think it's about time for me to join them and snuggle for a bit. Good night!
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PCOH051610 2/4/2011 4:05PM

    Nice photos! It seems like you have the nicest family and I'm so glad you do!

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MEGANC1988 2/4/2011 11:08AM

    Crazy!

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CHOESCH 2/3/2011 6:27PM

    We missed the snow but we have been having some brutal cold weather. I was sick on Monday and Tuesday and I too got called into work. It was miserable but hopefully it was appreciated. The temp this morning when I left my house was 7 degrees with a windchill of -11 BRRRRRRRR. I hope this cold isn't headed your way with all of the snow it will be horrible! We have been told that another storm is coming in for the weekend so the temperatures should be warming up. I hope so! Stay warm and snug with your babies!
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SARAH_HOPE 2/3/2011 4:13PM

    Great pics! Where do you live? I'm in Iowa. My dad came and saved me from the snow so I could get to work too! emoticon Shoveling may be a good workout but it's next to impossible when the wind's blowing like that! Your kids are adorable!

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RAINBOWFALLS 2/3/2011 3:22PM

    I love the pictures! Everyone is so cute.

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KAMAPERRY 2/3/2011 2:07PM

    I can't believe all that snow!!

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LZY0108 2/3/2011 12:33PM

    WOW! I cannot believe how much snow there is! I honestly couldnt imagine.. We got a little snow the first time in 20 years about a month ago... Thats so crazy.. what great parents you have! emoticon

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AZURELITE 2/3/2011 11:34AM

    Sounds like it was a win/win for you, your parents, your children and your boss!
Stay warm!


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ELLFIN3 2/3/2011 11:31AM

    Parents are awesome!!! Glad you got to work and back safe and sound! I hope today is a good day for you!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 2/3/2011 7:06AM

    Wow you certainly had a lot of snow! Your dad is so gorgeous! And for your parents to be available like that to come over and stay! emoticon
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REJ7777 2/3/2011 6:37AM

    Dad's can come in real handy at times! emoticon I'm glad things worked out for you and that you and your children got to spend some time with your mom and dad! emoticon

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JHADZHIA 2/2/2011 11:23PM

    emoticon Wonderful parents! Actually, your kids look sweet, especially with the fur baby! Hope he feels better soon!
Kudos getting a attaboy from the boss -SCORE!

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IBSHAUN 2/2/2011 10:58PM

    Loved your blog and the pics today! Sorry the boss needed you but look at what you got out of all of that? A visit for your kids from their grandparents, some great picture opportunities, chicken noodle casserole ... and a boss that will remember that you came through. :) Enjoy your snuggle time.

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CASILAYNE 2/2/2011 10:14PM

    Awww! Yay dad! Boo work. Double boo for your sick little man!

The snow looks crazy. It's so pretty, but I know it's gotta be a pain with that much!!

Stay warm! emoticon

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ASHLEYKAT 2/2/2011 9:33PM

    Fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing! Made my day!

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LALASLAND 2/2/2011 9:21PM

    Leslie, I bet I would like your folks! It was awfully nice of them to come like that, but I bet it was a TREAT for them to be there with those kiddos! emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMACATHY 2/2/2011 9:08PM

    Great photos. Thank you for sharing. Good luck on the raise!

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IUHRYTR 2/2/2011 9:05PM

    Such a blessing to still have your parents and have them so close by to help. Stay warm. -- Lou

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My new gadget :)

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Thanks to the blizzard outside, I'm stuck at home and loving it. I called in to work today and I'm staying inside where it's warm and safe! Boss may not have been too happy but nowadays, if I don't feel safe on the roads I don't drive at all. Better safe than sorry! So now I have a full day to do nothing! YESSSS!

Ok, so maybe there's some things I can find to do...but one good thing is that my house is totally clean. Normally I'd be feeling like I needed to be doing some cleaning, but with everything done, I don't. So nice! I just hope I can keep my house this way! I've joined the website Flylady.com and really love it. It's giving me tips on how to clean my house and is breaking it down into baby steps. We all know how important those are, don't we!?

I've also been enjoying my new Fitbit! It's this little pedometer type thing that I wear on my belt or in my pocket, and it counts how many steps I've taken, the miles I've traveled, how many calories I'm burning through out the day, and my activity level. It even tracks my sleep!! It will give me a sleep efficiency score based on how long I was asleep, how long it took me to fall asleep, and how many times I awoke in the night. All of the data it collects is uploaded to a website where it tracks everything for you, charts it, analyzes it, and can even compare it to other users. It really is a cool little gadget. What made it even more cool was that it was free! Yep, FREE! I used my Visa reward points that I had been saving and used them all on this. Cha-ching...score one for the good guys!! You can learn more about it at www.fitbit.com

So according to yesterday's stats, I walked 5,585 steps, traveled 2.4 miles and burned 2,107 calories! My sleep efficiency score was 89%, it took me 8 minutes to fall asleep, I was in bed for 6 hours and 28 mins, and my actual sleep time was 5 hours and 40 minutes. Cool, huh?!!

If any of you guys are already users, maybe we can be friends on there! I know there's a social networking aspect to the site too, I just haven't gotten started on that yet. I AM tracking my food though! *gasp* LOL For me, this is a biggie! I did it for awhile, but after I learned how many calories were in my favorite foods, I pretty much knew what my caloric intake was and would keep a running total in my head. It helps that I'm good with numbers, too. But with this site, if you log your food it will keep a more accurate count on everything and will calculate your calorie deficit for the day. I just love technology!

Well, that's about all of the exciting news for me for the day. I hope everyone stays safe and warm!

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GWENAEL 2/2/2011 5:45PM

    Cool gadget! I couldn't agree more with you~better safe than sorry!

Enjoy the rest of your evening!

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SARAH_HOPE 2/2/2011 5:17PM

    FitBit sounds awesome! I may have to invest in one of those! I like to estimate my calorie deficiency but know it's not super accurate.

I love FlyLady! I don't follow her schedule so much anymore but have adapted my own and it definitely makes all the difference when you break it down into baby steps!

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GRAMMACATHY 2/2/2011 4:44PM

    Fun. will have to check it out.

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PCOH051610 2/2/2011 4:33PM

    Thanks for explaining what a Fitbit is and does! I was a little embarrassed to tell you that I didn't have a clue what you were referring to in an earlier blog. Sounds very interesting. I'm going to start wearing my pedometer at work to see how many steps I take that I don't realize.

I joined FlyLady too but have really slacked off of it. I have to get back into it as it was really helping me.

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IBSHAUN 2/2/2011 12:41AM

    W0w, what a cool gadget!! Not sure my family could handle me having that! emoticon

Hope you enjoyed the day to yourself!

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JHADZHIA 2/2/2011 12:20AM

    That is pretty awesome! Enjoy!!! I am not snow bound here, just cold bound lol.
Sweet dreams, stay warm and safe!
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/1/2011 9:50PM

    I had read about the fit bit and wondered how it works. Glad you have such a neat toy! You deserve it. Victoria emoticon

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IUHRYTR 2/1/2011 9:31PM

    I have sleep apnea so it would be especially interesting to see my sleep study numbers. Thanks for the heads up. -- Lou

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CASILAYNE 2/1/2011 8:39PM

    Okay, now I need one. emoticon

The only thing I just do not want to know about is my sleep. Nursing a little one that isn't sleeping through the night yet...nope, that's just depressing to know how little sleep I get. Lol.

Thanks for taking the time to share. Maybe I'll get one and call it a VDay gift for myself! :) It'll even take the hubs off the hook, thus it's a present for everyone! :)

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 2/1/2011 6:36PM

    **edit: there are 2 spark teams for fitbit users:
Body Bugg & Body Media GoWear: Support Group for users of BodyBugg, BodyMedia (fka Go Wear Fit), FitBit & other calorie counting gadgets
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/gro
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Fitbit Users Unite!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspa
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wtg!!

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BTRTHANEVA 2/1/2011 6:20PM

    Leslie, you little enabler...

Fitbit looks very interesting. After reading from their web site, I checked out the reviews on Amazon.com. You might want to look them over too, as there's some good information there in case you run into any technical problems.

The sleep monitor intrigues me, so I checked to see if it's on my *rewards* program, and it is! I only need 800 more points... So while earning them, I'll be checking in with you to see your updates on its functionability.

Enjoy your new techno gadget!



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AZURELITE 2/1/2011 5:58PM

    Glad you're enjoying the FitBit! Hope it continues to work well for you!

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REJ7777 2/1/2011 5:31PM

    Glad you're enjoying your new Fitbit! It's always motivating to get a new toy. emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 2/1/2011 5:06PM

    I want one! I was going to get a pedometer when I went back to Australia, but this sounds a lot more accurate. I have a friend in Texas at the moment who is coming back to Santiago in 2 weeks. I will ask her to get it for me.. emoticon

Sounds fantastic that your so organised that you have other things to do because the house is clean! I am chasing my tail all the time! I might look into the flylady website! I think I have ADD as I get side tracked very easily! emoticon

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FINGERSCROSSEDC 2/1/2011 4:54PM

    Snowed in from work?!?! COOL!!!!! (i think my best kid memories was when school was closed during snow storms :) )
WOW!! That Fitbit seems WAY cool!!!!! (my pedometer is sooo off... - close to the point that you 'look' at it and it adds steps :) (before i realised that last summer i thought - wow, this 10000 steps per day is a Cinch!!! lol :)))
Cool! :) Enjoy the rest of the day!!! (and isn't snow restful when you don't need to go out.... xx :)

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ELLFIN3 2/1/2011 4:53PM

    Your new toy sounds great!!! I am snow bound today also!! I used the morning to find my desk here at home!! Stay safe and warm!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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RUN2MYDREAMS 2/1/2011 4:20PM

    Yes best to be safe when it's snowing out there! Can never be too careful with bad weather!

Oh will you fly over and clean my place next? LOL. Btw, I believe there are a few Flylady SP teams here too. I love flylady. Even bought her book-dd you see she's got a book on weightloss? I have that but can't think of the title....I think it's called Body Clutter. Very good book!

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KIGGANSJ 2/1/2011 4:16PM

    Fitbit sounds nice, I had not thought about using reward points. I'll have to check out mine. I get rewards points on my Debit card and I've not redeemed any in quite a while.

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LALASLAND 2/1/2011 4:11PM

    Oh, Leslie, I jumped right over to the web site and it looks AWESOME! I wish I could afford one! Maybe someday! I would love that! Maybe I will put it on my "wishlist"! emoticon

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BELLEFAITH42 2/1/2011 4:10PM

    awesome - you get to stay home AND your house is already clean! I am so jealous!! And isn't flylady great? I love gadgets too and its pretty cool that you got it free on points - I will look into that!

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TRANSFORMWE 2/1/2011 4:04PM

    I'm at home in the snow today, too!
Your new fitbit "toy" sounds very cool!

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Watch me!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

First off, thank you for your votes on yesterdayís blog. I know I donít have to prove anything to anybody but I felt compelled to. Thereís a big part of me that cares TOO much about what others think of me. I know this is something I need to work on and Iím trying!

It was almost as if the person had said, ďI donít believe you.Ē And immediately I went, ďIíll prove it!Ē He negated my feelings and especially all of the hard work Iíve done. I think it was his way of making an excuse like, ďPeople donít really lose substantial amounts of weight, they just resize their pictures.Ē Ok buddy, go on and make your excuses. Itís not ME youíre hurting, itís YOURSELF!

Iím not saying this because Iím still worked up about itÖitís more so because Iím a little embarrassed that I let this guy get to me. I hear people say things that can be perceived negatively nearly every day and most of the time I can just brush it off. For example, ďYou donít need to lose any more weight, youíll fly away!Ē Umm, ok first off, there ainít no way this arse of mine is blowing away! LOL Secondly, Iím not going to stop losing weight to make YOU feel better about yourself! My weight is perfectly healthy and by saying that, you are basically telling me, stop what youíre doing. Iím living HEALTHY and thereís nothing wrong with that! I know my BMI and I know I am just under the overweight mark. I am FAR from blowing away or being sickly and Iím taking care of myself more so than ever before, why stop this?!!

So here and now, Iím announcing what my ticker has already reflected for the past couple of weeks. Iím going to lose more weight and get this, I donít care what any nay-sayerís say! My ideal weight, (according to BMI, height, age, weight, so onÖ) is 137 pounds. We all know Iím far from ďidealĒ lol, but Iím going for it! I'll be perfectly happy if I don't lose another pound, but why not shoot for the stars and reach for the moon?!! I can do thisÖnay-sayers, just WATCH ME!

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LZY0108 1/31/2011 6:48PM

    I completely can relate to this. I have a lot of people say I shouldnt lose weight. My husband in particular. I listened to him for a long time until I looked at the scale and gained almost 30 lbs at my heaviest and couldnt fit in my jeans... Im not really doing it for the weightloss, I may even change my goals if I feel good at heavier weight. I just want to feel how I used to. Im not going to listen to people anymore cause in the end I feel crappy not them... As long as your doing it the healthy way they can't say anything...

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STEINERMOM 1/30/2011 1:02PM

  Love the attitude and strength! Keep focused and you will achieve your goals. You can adjust your goals at any time depending on how your body feels and how easy/challenging it is to maintain. Separate from weight, you can also alter your body composition- more muscle and less fat. You get to make the choices and walk the walk!

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    You are the emoticon! Show them how it's done Girlie! (or not, just be happy)!

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GWENAEL 1/28/2011 6:02PM

    You are wonderful!

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JENJOEJILLY816 1/28/2011 5:56PM

    you go girl! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 1/28/2011 3:29PM

    Go get 'em girl!!!! You are so right!

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MPALMER15 1/28/2011 1:44PM

    You go, tiger! emoticon

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ELLFIN3 1/28/2011 12:12PM

    I think this people are jealous of your success!! You have decided what you need to do for you and you are doing it! You are succeeding!! You make them look bad, so they want to make you feel bad! A lot of their comments are not done to hurt! In a lot of peoples eyes you are the right size! But as you say it is up to you to make your life as healthy as you can! You Go Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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THATS_LOVELY101 1/28/2011 11:34AM

    Tell 'em how you feel! Lol.

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BELLEFAITH42 1/28/2011 11:32AM

    Good for you!

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OHSOSVELTE 1/28/2011 11:21AM

    WOO HOO!! Your humor and spunk are the best, and, absolutely why you've been so successful!
I actually have the quote "oh to blow away" on my site. geez ...
I, too, currently do not have any fear of that happening, and I too am looking to go back to 137 (what I weighed in my 20s and 30s) and lower if possible.
People forget there are those of us under 5'4" and there's a lot lower we can go and still be mid-range. You are right about comments from others ... and right about knowing where you will go!! emoticon

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IUHRYTR 1/28/2011 10:26AM

    Determination and perseverance pay dividends. We do this for US, not for anyone else. So, yeah, I agree with the others, DO IT!

BTW -- the site BMI chart shows I would have to be at 168 to meet the highest end of the healthy area, a weight I haven't been since high school. Makes me wonder how accurate it is and what it's based on. But we all know the approximate weight that will make us feel good. Let's shoot for that, whatever it may be. -- Lou

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TEMPEST272002 1/28/2011 9:55AM

    Atta girl. Don't let some random stranger get you down. You know who you are, what you're capable of and where you're heading. Now go kick butt!
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PRUPLEBEAR 1/28/2011 9:27AM

    You Go!

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TRUE-NESS 1/28/2011 8:19AM

    You certainly can!! You're a STAR!! (And remember that you have an ideal "range" of weights...they don't give you an exact number. You decided where in that range suits you.) So, if 137 it is, 137 IT SHALL BE!!! I believe in you!!! :-) Do it!

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MACILINN 1/28/2011 1:08AM

    Oh I know what you mean. Last time I got to goal wt,135 my DD's told me that I didn't feel like their mom anymore, that my face was so ugly that way and that I was so selfish for talking about and thinking about myself so much! Guess what I gained it all back! so this time i am ready for emotional warfare. I know that my fam loves me they just don't like to see me change to much. All is good! We must all wear our emotional battle shields.

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KKP4673 1/28/2011 1:03AM

    You can do it and will totally do it!! You are an inspiration, baby!!

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JHADZHIA 1/28/2011 12:30AM

    I have had those comments too, I just say I have big healthy meals, so there is no way I am starving myself! The bottom line its you and you alone who decides what you will do with your body. I can see you getting to your goal weight and more power to you!
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VICKILYN4 1/27/2011 11:05PM

    emoticon Leslie!!! My BMI has me as obese and some guy at work is always complaining and getting on me about the way I eat because he says I don't need to lose weight. Well, just because he likes junk in the trunk doesn't mean I do. LOL..this post really helped me put some things in perspective. emoticon

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LIVIN2LOVE1 1/27/2011 11:02PM

    That'a girl!

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MYOWNHERO 1/27/2011 10:29PM

    -applause applause-

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REDRUNNERMOM713 1/27/2011 9:32PM

    I am SO proud of you for standing up for yourself! You are so strong and positive. emoticon

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GOGOMAMA 1/27/2011 9:26PM

    You can totally do it!!!

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GOGOMAMA 1/27/2011 9:26PM

    You can totally do it!!!

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LALASLAND 1/27/2011 9:24PM

    emoticon emoticonYou'll do it, too, Leslie! You already ARE doing it! emoticon

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SWEETNEENI 1/27/2011 8:22PM

    emoticon They are yours girl.

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FINGERSCROSSEDC 1/27/2011 7:59PM

    OMG... just for this blog i HAVE to save you as friend.. - and i should PRINT IT OUT for me: i get so intimidated by such comments as 'you don't have to lose any more weight' - when i sure know i do, it make me feel uncomfortable, to making feel the other person uncomfortable - BUT IT'S ABOUT *****THEM***** **** - **not*** about me (i'm just 'getting' now, with Spark - that i don't need to let those comments get to me (in the past - they ALWAYS made me regain the weight (as in guilt, as in eat-eat-eat... as in DUH!!!!!!) - i'll use your blog for my new inspirational self-talk (and PERHAPS ever talk back!!!!!) THANK YOU!!!!!!! :) (oh, and LOVE your rocks on your spark page, as well as your wallpaper!!)

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DKELLEY35 1/27/2011 7:23PM

    Way to go You can do it.

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ESTEPHENSON2 1/27/2011 6:38PM

    LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT.
do what you do, pimpin!
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DUSTYGIRL25 1/27/2011 6:37PM

    You Go Girl & Kick Butt Getting There!!
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JONEIL513 1/27/2011 6:31PM

    Hell yes! you go girl! people say things like that to make themselves feel better. They've said the same to me and i'm still 21 pounds away from a healthy BMI! You know what's best for you so go get it!!

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/27/2011 6:29PM

    Nuff said.

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Now, go forth and turn this mutha out!

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KRYANPRINCESS 1/27/2011 6:21PM

    "ďYou donít need to lose any more weight, youíll fly away!Ē Umm, ok first off, there ainít no way this arse of mine is blowing away! LOL Secondly, Iím not going to stop losing weight to make YOU feel better about yourself! My weight is perfectly healthy and by saying that, you are basically telling me, stop what youíre doing. Iím living HEALTHY and thereís nothing wrong with that!"

LOVE your ATTITUDE!!! I can SOOOO relate to your comments!! I get crap like that all the time! So frustrating! I'll have to go read your last blog to understand more of what happened....but I love how you turned it around and didn't let it get to you! UR emoticon!! emoticon

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KAT7457 1/27/2011 6:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You go girl dont let anyone put you down or accuse you of anything that person must be jealous and just needed to pick on someone. keep up the good work and you can do it you dont have to prove nothing to anyone including that person.
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LIBBYFITZ 1/27/2011 6:14PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Mmmm i think that says it all!

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AZURELITE 1/27/2011 6:11PM

    You go girl! There will always be negative ninnies. And as you suggested, it's usually because your success makes them feel uncomfortable. Keep going.... your positivity, your success and in future your maintenance, will set a constant example that it CAN be done! And perhaps you'll kick start a few people to improve themselves along the way!!!
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ASHLEYKAT 1/27/2011 6:10PM

    Perfect attitude. You go Leslie. Get on with your bad self!

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Cropped or resized?!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I just wanted to prove something here to the lovely person who accused me of resizing my before image.


This is the uncropped version.



And now the cropped version...



And now the cropped version next to an after pic.



Now you tell me, did I resize it?!! Yeah, THAT'S what I thought! emoticon

*takes a bow*

  
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GRACEISENUF 2/1/2011 10:09PM

    Your hard work has paid off and you look absolutely gorgeous. Some people need to keep their mouths shut...period.



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BEEBEA 1/31/2011 7:07PM

    Haha, my hubby accused me of the same. I think it's just so shocking and dramatic next to the after picture! You look amazing!

P.S. I'm glad he wasn't really a hater! There's no haters on SparkPeople! Lol! :)

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RRINGMASTER 1/29/2011 8:04PM

    Wow! I am so sorry that you took that as an accusation. My comment was actually a compliment in that you "resized" the original by resizing yourself with your great weight loss. Sorry about the misunderstanding.

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CHELLYPOOPOO 1/29/2011 12:35PM

    You look great!! I am a graphic designer, and you didn't resize the image. When you crop a image like yours, the cropped part is going to be singled out, and the image "looks resized", but its not. No worries over a hater... you have done great!!! emoticon

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ABB698 1/29/2011 4:18AM

    It must suck to be a hater, because we all know you are FABULOUS, untouched and uncropped, just Leslie! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 1/28/2011 3:30PM

    You look fantastic!

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RUFFIT 1/28/2011 10:09AM

    You see the loss in your face then the bod!! Just ignore and move on. That is what I do. Some people are so ignorant!! Congrats.. You look AWESOME!! Moni emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRUPLEBEAR 1/28/2011 9:26AM

    You look great!

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VICKILYN4 1/27/2011 11:00PM

    You go girl!!!!!! You look fabulous!!!! emoticon



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SWEETNEENI 1/27/2011 8:02PM

    What THE?!

"Resized" fo' sho'! From this: emoticon to this: emoticon


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DJ4HEALTH 1/27/2011 7:47PM

    YES you did with exercise!!! Way to go girl!! As for the person who thinks that you did the other way tell that person if they would like the clothes that you wore and see if it will now fit you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PCOH051610 1/27/2011 6:25PM

    You look great in all of the pictures and it is too bad that somebody would suggest that sort of thing. Maybe they "re-sized" their pictures and are just trying to justify their behaviour!

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KRYANPRINCESS 1/27/2011 6:25PM

    Some people are just so unbelievable! Why do they do stuff like that? Ugggh....ur gorgeous! And have done an AMAZING job! Lots of love my friend!

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APMAC_D 1/27/2011 11:36AM

    I'm appalled that someone would question it. You ROCK!!!! Keep up the great work

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LUNADRAGON 1/27/2011 12:09AM

    You are lovely, and have accomplished so much in your weight loss and fitness! I am proud of you, and you are a great example to me.
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JHADZHIA 1/26/2011 11:36PM

    Looking fabulous to me!! Mission Accomplished! The person who made a disparaging comment is lucky we can't track them down!!
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SHERRY257 1/26/2011 10:06PM

    Bravo! You are beautiful! emoticon

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ERIKO1908 1/26/2011 8:41PM

    I'd say you did resize!! Right down to the size of a healthier you!! Keep up the good work!! You are doing AWESOME!!!

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YW84FRIDAY 1/26/2011 7:15PM

  Good job!

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MOMOF2TONI 1/26/2011 6:42PM

    Are you kidding me?? Someone was actually petty enough to say something like that?? But I agree with JMP726; that person needs to get a hobby or something. Geez Lueez!! Actually, I think they need stronger glasses. LOL...

You look fantastic! emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 1/26/2011 5:52PM

    Wow, look at how all of your effort has paid off!

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GRAMMACATHY 1/26/2011 5:51PM

    It is so easy to misunderstand when posting on line. There are no facial expressions, voice tone, or body language to help the reader with the intent from the poster.

Glad you posted the pictures for the rest of us. You look so healthy and beautiful.

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LIBBYFITZ 1/26/2011 5:10PM

    Um, who cares! You look fantastic! End of story! emoticon

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JO2TOM 1/26/2011 5:00PM

    Bottom line....you look fabulous. It seems pretty small of whomever that was, but also not worth listening to or taking to heart. Just thought I would check in with you. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

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KAT7457 1/26/2011 4:59PM

    you look awesome and that person is just plain jealous of what you have done so far and come a long way. woohoo to you and keep up the good job you are doing. dont let other people get you down. just move on you dont have to prove nothing to any of us. i love the pics. xx

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THATS_LOVELY101 1/26/2011 4:20PM

    Thank you for editing out the city. You could have led them right to us! *runs and hides*

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DIANA_IS_BACK 1/26/2011 4:08PM

    I am not real sure why someone would "accuse" someone of resizing their own before picture, but I can tell you that they really need to get a hobby or something if they have the time to inspect such details.

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You look fabulous! You go girl!

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M0PPET 1/26/2011 4:03PM

    I just don't understand people. you look great. both before and after.

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/26/2011 3:57PM

    That is a weird thing for someone to say - it also has no factual basis... Just sayin'.

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*poof* The hater is gone and you are still fabulous. Just like magic.

Word.


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GOGOMAMA 1/26/2011 3:17PM

    It doesn't matter what size or how you look at it! You cannot deny the amazing changes!!! Great job!

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ELLFIN3 1/26/2011 3:15PM

    Maybe whoever said that is jealous of your wonderful success!! Do not listen to the! You are doing awesome!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THEMIGHTYLEX 1/26/2011 3:06PM

    Why would they think that? Did they think you made it bigger or smaller? I don't get it.

Anyhoo, keep up the stellar work!

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BTRTHANEVA 1/26/2011 3:06PM

    SO THERE!

Well done, sunshine. Just look at the difference in your face! OMG. Congrats to you!



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DUSTYGIRL25 1/26/2011 2:22PM

    You look Beautiful!! What is wrong with some people? Really!
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RAINBOWFALLS 1/26/2011 2:15PM

    You look great!

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HEALTHYME47 1/26/2011 2:09PM

    Sheesh, some people really need to get a life (the people who would bother with an accusation like that). YOU know you are working hard and looking GREAT!

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LUMETH 1/26/2011 1:44PM

    Awesome! You're lookin' good! Did someone actually accuse you of altering your photo somehow? That's wild!

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APIRLRAIN888 1/26/2011 1:23PM

    LOL awesome! you look awesome! great job!

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NEWNAC304 1/26/2011 1:21PM

    You look great!

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REJ7777 1/26/2011 1:20PM

    Wow! You look GREAT! emoticon

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CREATINGAMANDA 1/26/2011 1:20PM

    You look amazing! And don't let the haters get to you. Some people are jealous and have nothing but negativity to add. Don't take it personally - it's not really about you.

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STEINERMOM 1/26/2011 1:17PM

  Way to go! You have been so successful! Keep up the exercise and the great work!

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RIGBY31 1/26/2011 1:15PM

    Cuteness!

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FIT2SWING 1/26/2011 1:12PM

    You look fantastic!

If anything the right little black dress is every girls secret weapon to fantastic pictures

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LALASLAND 1/26/2011 1:08PM

    You look FANTASTIC!!! WHO said itttt? WHHHHOOOO saaaaid that! emoticon

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VERA_MOM 1/26/2011 1:07PM

    I didn't see whatever happened before, but you look amazing! WTG!

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JENJOEJILLY816 1/26/2011 1:03PM

    emoticon you look amazing!

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COLLEENNSDCA 1/26/2011 1:01PM

    I didn't notice any resizing... congrats on your success!

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You'll never guess what I did at work!?!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Today, instead of doing my usual routine of going out to lunch and spending an hour in my car, I did something different. Something Iíve not done before but have been thinking about for a long time; something that no one even noticed I did. Exercise!! emoticon

I went to an empty office downstairs, closed the door and started the timer. First I did a minute of jumping jacks, and then it was into push-ups and sit-ups, then squats and lunges. I did some punches while holding a squat position and then repeated everything again. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Then I proceeded to put my lunch in the microwave and as it heated up I used the counter as my fitness timer and started running in place. It said to cook for 4 minutes and then let cool for 1 minute. So I ran for 4 minutes and considered the extra minute of cooling my cool down time too! emoticon emoticon

So just after 15 minutes of my break, my mini work out was done and I felt rejuvenated for the day. I felt more awake, more alert, and ready to take on the rest of the day! emoticon


Is there any extra time in YOUR day that you could use to fit in just a few minutes of exercise?? emoticon emoticon

  
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SM-ARTGIRL 1/31/2011 9:05PM

    I am inspired! Lol the microwave! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 1/28/2011 3:31PM

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GWENAEL 1/27/2011 9:42PM

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APMAC_D 1/27/2011 11:37AM

    This is great. I should try and find ways to work out more. Did you just stay in the clothes you were wearing?

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TRANSFORMWE 1/27/2011 10:13AM

    Great idea! I've done push-ups against the sink/counter while waiting for food to heat in the microwave at work, too. Great idea to expand it into a full mini-workout! Good for you!

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ANNE7X7 1/27/2011 10:09AM

    I love it!!!

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TEACHDIANN78 1/27/2011 10:04AM

    That's awesome...you are just so freaking awesome.

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SHERRY257 1/26/2011 10:08PM

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YW84FRIDAY 1/26/2011 7:45PM

  You go girl!

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KAT7457 1/26/2011 4:55PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon keep up the good work xx

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SSOLLIE 1/26/2011 4:03PM

    Absolutely awesome! I am showing this to my hubby so he knows there are NO more excuses. emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 1/26/2011 2:23PM

    That's the way to Go!! emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/26/2011 2:18PM

    Sweating woulod be an issue for me. I have done squats and wall pushups at work though.

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JENJOEJILLY816 1/26/2011 1:05PM

    AWESOME! i told my sister in law to try that out, since she is at the office by herself sometimes, and she loved it.

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PCOH051610 1/26/2011 12:24PM

    Excellent way to spend those minutes when you really have nothing better to do.....like waiting for your lunch to warm up. I'm glad you found a way to incorporate your new lifestyle into your work environment.

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LIBBYFITZ 1/26/2011 12:15PM

    emoticonSuch a nice change from the "I ate........." blogs that happen at times, what a great opportunity!

My nursing colleague and I use to do a fitness video together in our lunch break and if any one came to the clinic during that time, they would get quite an interesting sight!

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KNITNYAK 1/26/2011 12:10PM

    That is great, Leslie! Unfortunately, I am very hot natured and sweat like a pig when I start moving! My co-workers would not be happy! Lol! emoticon

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LEXIE63 1/26/2011 11:23AM

    Good for you! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CULACCINA 1/26/2011 11:22AM

    Yay you!
It was so hot yesterday that I could not work out at all. I'm planning on making it up today, if the weather lets me :)
Way to go, girl!
CU around ;)

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OLIVERNABBYSMOM 1/26/2011 9:16AM

    It does work great. I walk briskly 15 mins. in the morning break; 15 mins. afternoon break and then try to do another 30 mins. of some form of exercise either at lunch (work gym) or go outside and walk or do something at home while watching TV. That's how I fit it in but I crave the 15 min. walks on breaks - gets your head clear, you think, away from the desk and good for you and adds UP to a 30 min. walk.

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1LEANGRL 1/26/2011 9:06AM

    I've been thinking about bringing my dvd player to work and doing some cardio. I think I'm doing that tonight, I work 10p-6a plus it will help get my blood pumping & fight off the 2am slump. Thanks, what a motivation. emoticon emoticon

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RUN2MYDREAMS 1/26/2011 6:23AM

    Oh yeah! YOU GO GIRL! I did that on Monday when I was solo in the office!

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AZURELITE 1/26/2011 3:25AM

    Great idea!! Awesome!

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BARCLE 1/26/2011 12:54AM

    That's fantastic - and very motivating emoticon

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EUPHRATES 1/26/2011 12:52AM

    I started doing "wallies" (wall push ups) for a team challenge this week - doing them in the bathroom at work, and it's completely opened my eyes to how much BETTER I can be spending my time!
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MACILINN 1/26/2011 12:24AM

    That is awsome! You go girl! So do you think you will do it again tomm? One thing that helps me when ex gets tough is saying to myself, closer to a size 6! and smiling! woohoo!

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EMMASB 1/26/2011 12:18AM

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SARAH_HOPE 1/26/2011 12:09AM

    emoticon That's great!

I like to do squats, lunges, shadow boxing or jumping jacks in the restroom at work. I usually do about 30 seconds every time I go the bathroom. Of course it helps that the bathroom is a solitary one! lol Every little bit helps and you're right, it sure does perk you up!

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IUHRYTR 1/25/2011 11:46PM

    When I read your title, my first thought was, "Good heavens, no telling what she has done now," emoticon but you have learned the secret to short workouts -- they all count and add up plus perking us up afterward. emoticon! -- Lou

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/25/2011 11:28PM

    Squats AT WORK!

That's dope.

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MIRRORBALLMOON 1/25/2011 11:19PM

    Love this! I've started doing SP cardio or bootcamp workouts at work too, and it really does add up!! Good for you!

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STEINERMOM 1/25/2011 10:53PM

  Good for you! You are becoming a fitness queen! Way to go! You could start a lunch hour fitness party.

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LOOZINITNOW 1/25/2011 10:15PM

    That's because you are emoticon

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GOGOMAMA 1/25/2011 10:12PM

    Way to go!!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing and motivating!

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GOGOMAMA 1/25/2011 10:12PM

    Way to go!!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing and motivating!

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ELLFIN3 1/25/2011 9:56PM

    emoticon I walk in the morning at work! I get there 30 minutes before everyone else (I Leave 30 minutes earlier). Sometimes I even go in early so I can get more of a walk! I bet you will be doing that more often!!!! WooHoo for you!!! emoticon emoticon

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KTMAE2006 1/25/2011 9:19PM

    way to go!!! when i had a lunch break I totally worked out during it! And now I really really really miss it!

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LALASLAND 1/25/2011 8:52PM

    emoticonblog, Leslie!!!! Yes! At lunch, I walk around the university neighborhood! emoticon

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Good for you Leslie!

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LUNADRAGON 1/25/2011 8:30PM

    Fabulous!!!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 1/25/2011 7:29PM

    That's a great idea! I've tried it in my own office but didn't have proper footwear. Guess I'll just have to get the right footwear!

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PURPLELVR7 1/25/2011 7:26PM

    Awesome- great way to spend lunch.

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PONYFARMER 1/25/2011 7:25PM

    Well said!

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DAKOTASMOMMY_07 1/25/2011 7:16PM

    emoticonThis is a perfect example of how we ALL can fit in some exercise!!
Thanks for the blog..And the inspiration!!
God Bless~Christina

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KIMBERLIEV 1/25/2011 7:15PM

    pretty cool. good use of time... i would love to go for a walk on lunch but it's still too cold out.

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SHERLYN-WILL 1/25/2011 7:12PM

    SO proud of yoU!

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REJ7777 1/25/2011 6:33PM

    emoticon Congratulations on your smart choices! Those are the kinds of choices that add up and make for success. emoticon

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KRYANPRINCESS 1/25/2011 6:31PM

    emoticonFANTASTIC!! GO YOU!!! emoticon

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