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Do what?!?!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I found a pool that I can regularly swim laps in thanks to my new fitness buddy! She happens to live in an apartment complex that has access to a very nice pool! I'm helping to keep her accountable in the fitness area and as a trade off I get to use her pool! SWEET! emoticon

I'm also participating in another facebook challenge. A friend has proposed a 30 day exercise challenge and we are trying to work out at least 15 minutes a day with one or two rest days per week. Totally doable! I had actually already set this as a goal for myself and checking in daily will just help keep me accountable. emoticon

I haven't lost any more weight yet and have actually gained a pound... emoticon...BUT...I'm telling myself that I've gained muscle with all of this fitness and strength training that I'm now doing. So YAY to more muscle!! emoticon

And my last update that I just HAVE to tell you about is the other pair of pants my sister gave to me. There were two pairs actually, and I had only tried on one. The other pair just looked way too small and I wasn't going to disappoint myself by trying them on, only to find out that they didn't fit. Well, today I was rifling through my clothes to find something to wear to work. I saw them and thought, "Well I'll just see how close I am to fitting into them. I'll use them as goal pants if anything." I looked at the tag, a 7. Ok, totally not going to fit. I stepped in them and didn't even try to zip them. I looked down and thought, "They fit pretty good in the legs. Doesn't look that bad." I then decided that I would just try the zipper but wouldn't pull too hard because I didn't want to break it. That's when they zipped right up, NO PROBLEM!! I literally said, "What?! Seriously?!!"
Then...I did the HAPPY DANCE AGAIN!!!!


  
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KARBIE18 6/19/2011 9:43AM

    I LOVE swimming, but rarely get a chance to go - sounds like a great deal to me! And hooray for fitting into those pants!! I'm in the same situation....not losing weight, but definitely getting smaller. Way to go!!

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WILLOWCAT1 6/18/2011 11:07PM

    WOOO HOOOOO!!!!!! I know that feeling!!!!!! It is an AWESOME feeling!!! and a 7!!! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great going!!!!!!!!!!!

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/18/2011 11:01PM

    Right on! Happy dance! That's awesome. You go on with your bad self!!

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MARAHAB 6/17/2011 5:38PM

    Felt just so good and doing that happy dance probably helped get you even smaller!

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HEALTHYME229 6/17/2011 4:23PM

    Don't you just love how Snoopy rocks the happy dance!
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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 6/16/2011 11:00AM

    That is so awesome. I'm always reluctant to try on a smaller size too, hate to be disappointed. But sometimes we surprise even ourselves!

I think you look so pretty in yuour picture--kind of like a younger Marg Helgenberger (from CSI). Your sister isn't the only one who could be a model!

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BYEFATNANNY 6/15/2011 11:43PM

    How did I miss this blog...size 7...YOU ROCK!

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/14/2011 5:55PM

    Ohhh, I am doing a happy dance for you, too!

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/13/2011 3:30PM

    I love the happy dance! emoticon

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APMAC_D 6/13/2011 9:13AM

    Awesome! The 30 day challenge will be great. Congrats to your parents on their Anniversary, that is amazing that they have been together so long. Most people don't make it, what a great example they are setting! Keep up the great work!

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KAMAPERRY 6/12/2011 9:16PM

    Way to go, girl! emoticon

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CULACCINA 6/12/2011 12:41PM

    Way to go, girl!!!! :D

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ABB698 6/12/2011 12:27AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonWhat a great feeling!
Shake it girl, you deserve it!! YAY! emoticon

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VICKILYN4 6/11/2011 9:16PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonOH YEA!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IBSHAUN 6/11/2011 8:52PM

    Happy Happy Happy Happy DANCE Baby!

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REJ7777 6/11/2011 6:56PM

    That's really great about your getting the use of that pool! emoticon

And I'm so happy for you that those pants fit you! emoticon I've read that it takes awhile for us to actually *see* ourselves at our new weight, after a significant loss. Fitting into those pants will surely help! emoticon

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IAMWINNING 6/11/2011 6:28PM

    we all are doing the happy dance with you! Congratulations!

I vaguely remember size 7 - I was in high school!

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IUHRYTR 6/11/2011 5:01PM

    I'm not sure if seeing the scale numbers drop or fitting into smaller clothes is more motivating but will take either one, like you. emoticon! -- Lou

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PRUPLEBEAR 6/11/2011 4:57PM

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AARONSGIRL420 6/11/2011 4:41PM

    LOL! That's what I did with my 9s! Amazing feeling.

Way to go!!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/11/2011 4:41PM

    Wow!!! Leslie, you are doing so great!!! I think something like this happened to you not long ago, too!!! I need some of your good attitude, too!!! emoticon emoticon

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LIVIN2LOVE1 6/11/2011 4:27PM

    Nice Job!! Those little victories... even the ones we think aren't ours to have... they just keep us coming back for more.

Doing the happy dance with ya today!!!!!

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TEMPEST272002 6/11/2011 4:22PM

    That is AWESOME!!!! Woot! Nothing like fitting into pants that look waaaay too small! I'm happy for you about the pool too... and the exercise buddy. I'm with you - the 1 lb gain is muscle & that's all there is to that. Those size 7 pants aren't lying!


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JORDANA84 6/11/2011 3:58PM

    Awesome!!! Just shows how usless the scale can be sometimes :)

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_LINDA 6/11/2011 3:22PM

    Very well done!! Once again the scale proves to be an unreliable indicator of your fitness!! You are rocking it, you lean, mean sexy machine!!! Rather have a well toned body then be a skinny Minnie!!
Happy Dance with you!
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CIVIAV 6/11/2011 3:09PM

    Just keep swimming, swimming swimming. Just keep swimming.
~Dory

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KANSASROSE67 6/11/2011 2:58PM

    SIZE 7!!!!!!!! You so rock!!!!!!!!

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ERIKO1908 6/11/2011 2:43PM

    PURE AWESOMENESS!!!! Pool access - Fitness buddy - FB challenge AND a size 7!!!! Wooohooooo!!! Keep up all the hard work, Leslie, it's taking you places!!

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BUMBLEBEE2451 6/11/2011 2:41PM

    That's great! I wish I had a pool of any kind LOL.

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THETURTLEBEAR 6/11/2011 12:54PM

    Wow - a 7!!!! That is so awesome! I am so excited for you!!!!!!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 6/11/2011 12:51PM

    Awesome!

Happy Dance! emoticon

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ELISELOVE1 6/11/2011 12:51PM

    emoticonon fitting into those pants

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A reward: My first ever pedicure!!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I told myself that if I was a good girl and exercised today that I could get a pedicure. This is a big deal because I've never had one before! emoticon

Right as I was getting ready to exercise, a friend called and invited me to her pool. How could I say no that that, right?! A day with the girls by the pool was just what I needed! emoticon

It would've been the perfect excuse to get out of exercising but instead, I did some laps while I was there!! I forgot how much swimming really worked your muscles. It was great! I totally need to find a pool that I can regularly swim some laps at. I'm going to crave that now!! emoticon emoticon

So I happily treated myself to a pedicure. :) The lady also talked me into a manicure. All of my appendages are sexy now! lol emoticon



Notice I'm wearing my power bracelet! The bracelet revolution is on!! emoticon

That's my first and only tattoo, by the way. I always told myself I'd never get a tattoo, I never wanted one. Shortly after Chris died though, I had the urge to get one. I wanted something that would symbolize that he was with me forever and that I'd always carry him with me. I was also in so much emotional pain that I thought physical pain would be a good distraction. I put it on my foot as a message to myself to put one foot in front of the other. It hurt like a son of a gun, I tell ya! lol But I really love how it turned out. emoticon

So yeah, I love my new pedi!! I'm definitely going to make these a regular thing! I never knew what I was missing...a girl could really get use to this kind of pampering!! I think I deserved it! emoticon

  
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RUNNERRACHEL 6/11/2011 9:38AM

    Great job! You could've stayed by the pool relaxing but you put some hard work in! The last time I went swimming I remember feeling like I had really worked up an appetite! Wow, a great workout!

Great job pampering yourself! I am planning to give myself a pedicure soon as a reward! Glad you enjoyed it!

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/10/2011 8:54AM

    Very interesting design. I just got my first pedicure in April before my son's beach wedding. I too think they are great and everyone should papmer themselves a little.

I too got a tattoo of a Bleeding broekn heart on what should have been my son's 25th birthay. I know a lot of people who get tattoo's after losing a loved one.

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CUTE_MIKEY 6/10/2011 6:41AM

  Wow, i bet it felt nice to reward yourself! I always wanted a pedicure!
Leslie, your doing super great and keep up the fantastic work!! emoticon

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IBSHAUN 6/9/2011 11:00PM

    emoticon emoticon Paper yourself - you are worth it!!

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NOMOEXCUSES13 6/9/2011 6:25PM

    Cute!!! love your toes!!!

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APMAC_D 6/9/2011 11:47AM

    I LOVE pedicures and yours looks great! Glad you treated yourself to it.

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SARAHJ19 6/9/2011 10:02AM

    Awesome Leslie! I love getting a pedi! You are hooked now! I love the design on your toes, very cute!!

Way to go on not skipping your workout! I love swimming, way to get your fitness in while hanging with the girls!!



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REDRUNNERMOM713 6/9/2011 9:56AM

    Love the pedi design!! So happy you went and are going to treat yourself to more. They are so relaxing and really make you feel great...which you deserve to feel great! That's awesome that you got some swimming done for a workout. Great way to mix "business" with pleasure emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/9/2011 9:55AM

    That's fantastic, Leslie, that you treated yourself to that! A pedicure, for me, is about as much as a dr. co-pay, and if I didn't get one, I'd be going to the dr. to treat a corn on my toe! As long as I get a pedicure, I don't have trouble with that toe! So, I indulge and call it medicinal! emoticon

Your tatoo looks very taseful, and I like it! emoticon

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KRITKRIT 6/9/2011 9:30AM

    GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!

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BYEFATNANNY 6/9/2011 9:16AM

    Wow you went all out...checkerboard..too cute, I've never seen that. It's a great treat, I've only had 2 and am scheduled in July for my 3rd. Nails too, I love it. The tatoo is a beautiful tribute/rememberance. As to swimming, I thought I was in pretty fair shape and swam, hello reality check I could only go about 2 laps of an olympic pool with out panting. emoticon I think I'll get into it this year as a change. Fun blog Leslie!! emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 6/9/2011 8:53AM

    Love the checkerboard design for your toenails - very pretty. I can't believe you've gone all this time without a pedi... It's been - gasp - years since I had one, but they feel so good. Your feet deserve it after all that exercise.

I love your tatoo and the story behind it. It's unusual to have a tatoo across the foot like that.... I have one on my foot too & I hardly ever see them on other people. Mine is a flower that is in the same place & about the same size, but on my right foot. Also the only tattoo I have. Twins, I tell ya.

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BOMBCHELL23 6/9/2011 6:30AM

    Leslie,
I am in your ranks and never had one! LOL but currently it is not on my list of rewards may or may not amend that. Great job swimming laps in the pool I love that exercise but not pool close enough to really do that here. Wishful thinking! But I'll keep walking!

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DUSTYGIRL25 6/9/2011 1:00AM

    Very Nice! Isn't it fun getting pampered?!! emoticon

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ABB698 6/8/2011 11:55PM

    Your tat is awesome and a wonderful tribute! I got one in memory of my angel as well, I have his real footprint, which isn't much bigger than that on a Ken doll. The 'i' in his name is dotted with a flame, so it looks like a candle. I absolutely LOVE my tat, because it has so much personal meaning. About the pedi's-welcome to the club! Yes, you have been missing out, and should make it a monthly thing at least! Yay for your rewards! emoticon

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_LINDA 6/8/2011 11:48PM

    Wow! That is too awesome! They look fantastic!! Kind of a silly, perky design, goes with your sunny personality! That is a great memorial to your lost loved one, but a different sort of place to choose to put it, if I may say so without you taking offense, why that area? I can imagine how sore that would have been as I had to suffer getting staples taken out of that whole area after my foot surgery..
I just turned 49, never had my ears pierced and never will. I figure I have enough holes and scars on me from all my surgeries and regular injections, I don't need any more!!
Great reward Leslie, you deserve it, not just for the exercise, but just because :)

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LIVIN2LOVE1 6/8/2011 11:23PM

    They look awesome! I love your tatoo, especially after you told your story about it. My cousin is grieving her husband. She's doing alot of things that she would never have done before. Growing her hair out. Got her ears pierced. She's 48 if that puts it into perspective. Who waits until they are 48 to peirce their ears? Anyway, good job on following through with your reward. I always flub that part up.



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CIVIAV 6/8/2011 10:54PM

    So glad you enjoyed it!

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GOGOMAMA 6/8/2011 10:52PM

    I love pedi's!! Your's is super cute!!! So gorgeous! Great job getting your work out in and treating yourself!! Pedi's are my favorite reward!! Enjoy it, you deserve it!

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ABETTERSOUL 6/8/2011 10:35PM

    Pedicures are such a treat!!!!

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SUECHRIS50 6/8/2011 10:05PM

    Im too embarrassed to show my feet to anyone! emoticon

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REJ7777 6/8/2011 10:00PM

    What cute little tootsies! And fingertips too! emoticon
Great way to pamper yourself!

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KAMAPERRY 6/8/2011 9:47PM

    Ooh, pretty, pretty!!! I want to get a pedi when I lose 10 pounds!! Love your tatt!!

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11THHOUR 6/8/2011 9:38PM

  I love spa pedicures, too! And besides cute nails and calluses gone, it's such a stress-reliever. The place I go has you in a comfy reclined position while everything below the knee soaks in a jacuzzi basin and then massaged with this fruity-granular stuff. My knees and ankles go straight to heaven!
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AXW1973 6/8/2011 8:57PM

    Great job! And Great Pedicure! emoticon

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DETERMINDCHICKY 6/8/2011 8:51PM

    Oh those toes are so cute!!! I didn't know they could do graphics on nails! lol I can't wait to see what you get next.


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PINKHOPE 6/8/2011 8:49PM

    How Cute! Make me think of an Italian theme :)

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 6/8/2011 8:47PM

    Oh, Leslie, GOOD FOR YOU!!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!! I loved it! I've had about 3 pedicures in my life and they are ABSOLUTELY heavenly! I could definitely get used to it! And I felt such pain for you when you shared about Chris. Just breaks my heart for you!!!!!! Love you, girl! Susan

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AARONSGIRL420 6/8/2011 8:46PM

    I have this weird thing about people touching my feet, but it does look awesome. I might have to break down and get one.

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FLGIRL1234 6/8/2011 8:46PM

    Yes, there is nothing quite like a pedicure! Love the pattern on your toes...so cool.

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IUHRYTR 6/8/2011 8:44PM

    Ah, so cute. Glad you took up on the offer of using the pool. I sure would have, too. Now, what's your next goal and reward? emoticon -- Lou

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/8/2011 8:44PM

    Your feet look adorable! Is that argyle? Very cool I have never seen one like that. Did it tickle your feet? emoticon

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I'm no longer the fat sister!!

Monday, June 06, 2011

My sister and I are complete opposites! We hardly look anything alike and are built totally different. I’m the athletic one and she’s the model. Yep, no exaggeration there…she literally was a model at one point in her career. I’ve always been jealous of her looks but especially her metabolism. How is it possible to have the same parents and yet have two totally different metabolisms?!! She’s always been the skinny one and I’ve always felt like the fat one. I never could borrow her clothes…NEVER!


See what I mean?

This weekend she gave me a couple pairs of pants because she was cleaning out her closet. In my head I thought, “Psshhht, these will never fit.” But I just took them and said thanks. Never have I been able to wear her size and even after losing 40 pounds, I still didn’t think it was possible.

Guess what? IT WAS! They FIT! They freakin’ FIT! OOHHH-EMM-GEEE!



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RUN2MYDREAMS 7/4/2011 1:17PM

    Frickinfantabulous! emoticon emoticon

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PCOH051610 6/23/2011 5:02PM

    Yeah for you! And I think you could easily be modelling....at any size! You are freakin' gorgeous!

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ANNIEONLI 6/16/2011 11:14AM

    Sweet!!!!! I'm the "fat" sister...or, well, rather, I "was" for the longest time...only took 30+ years to change that one!

Congrats!!!! Enjoy! emoticon

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KKINNEA 6/16/2011 10:43AM

    Love it - congrats!

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NOELLIEMAE 6/16/2011 10:19AM

    YEAH!!!!! :) that's AWESOME!

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NOMOEXCUSES13 6/9/2011 6:28PM

    From one "fat" sister to another (((((YOU ROCK))))))

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C4CHRISTINE 6/9/2011 10:44AM

    one "fat sister" to another.....YAHOOOOOO!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 6/8/2011 11:29PM

    That is such a success! Way to go! I know that made you feel fantabulous! Makes all the hard work and effort completely worthwhile.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 6/8/2011 2:58PM

    That is awesome! Don't you love that feeling of achievement!!

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SHASHEE71 6/8/2011 11:55AM

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That is an incredible feeling!!!

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BOMBCHELL23 6/8/2011 6:27AM

    I can so relate and I am so excited for you sweetie! You have done a wonderful job and are such an inspiration to me!

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-ICANDOIT- 6/7/2011 10:39PM

    I love this blog!
You go!!!!

And I think you are beautiful, too!!!!!

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CUTE_MIKEY 6/7/2011 8:33PM

  Wow Leslie, congrats on loosing all that weight an fitting into those pants, you must be very proud of yourself!!

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JSPIN74 6/7/2011 6:39PM

    hahahahahahahhaa loooove this! congrats :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/7/2011 5:51PM

    That is one big WOO HOO and cause for celebration!

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/7/2011 12:55PM

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ERICACEAE 6/7/2011 12:14PM

    Awesome, I know how you feel - I have FIVE gorgeous, slim, athletic sisters (2 bio, 1 step, 2 in-law) and I've always been so much bigger and more out-of-shape - so awkward in family photos. I'm starting to blend in now and it's great! Good for you for losing 40 pounds - that's awesome!

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GOGOMAMA 6/7/2011 11:08AM

    What an emoticon success!!! Way to Go!! That must feel great! I can totally relate to this blog. I have always been the heaviest of my 4 sisters! Not anymore!!! :) Big high 5's and Woo Hoo!!

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AZURELITE 6/7/2011 10:41AM

    I am doing the happy dance with you!!! Wooooooo Hoooooooo!!!! That's
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MOMOF2TONI 6/7/2011 10:22AM

    Wow, that's fantastic!! Good for you!!

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APMAC_D 6/7/2011 10:15AM

    I am doing a big ole happy dance for you! AMAZING what a great feeling that would be. You are so gorgeous YOU should be a model :)

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BD3269PM 6/7/2011 6:46AM

    Yes a whole new you!!! WooHoo is right. You have done a great job. Stay motivated and stay healthy emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/7/2011 3:33AM

    emoticon is right. And you did it!!!!! We are all so proud of you. emoticon

I hear you about having the same parents, and sisters who don't look alike. My oldest sis and I were always thin as kids. The two sisters in-between always battled weight. And my parents were thin for years. Just something that makes you go hmmm.

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_LINDA 6/7/2011 2:32AM

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That is so fantastic! Well done!
My sister and I are the same, but in this case she had it all, she was the exotic looking athletic beauty queen and I was the skinny ugly, gimpy kid. But I became the fit mature woman, and she had to play catch up to me for a change as we both had gained a lot of weight over the years! We both started Sparks and the rest is history, both happily maintaining now.
Keep up the great work!!! You are AWESOME!!

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IBSHAUN 6/7/2011 1:05AM

    FANTASTIC!!!!!! THAT ROCKS!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 6/7/2011 12:34AM

    emoticonWhere is the super cool photo? Can't wait to see you in those pants! emoticon emoticon

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ERIKO1908 6/7/2011 12:23AM

    I love how you got rid of the negative title...not by having someone take over in that role, but rather working your way out of it...

You've worked so hard to get there!! I'm proud of YOU!!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/6/2011 11:54PM

    emoticon that is Soooo cool. I know that feeling and it is like emoticon


Yes!

You are both beautiful!

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ABB698 6/6/2011 10:35PM

    what an emoticon feeling and what a great reminder of how emoticon you really are!!! emoticon emoticon

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TFUNKSGIRL 6/6/2011 9:36PM

    That is so awesome emoticon

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What a great feeling! Bet you look great in those pants too!

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MAMADWARF 6/6/2011 8:07PM

    I hope you said these 3 words:
IN YOUR FACE!!!!!!
lol. congrats!

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MELLABELLAS 6/6/2011 7:49PM

    Super awesome! Way to go!!!!!!

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VICKILYN4 6/6/2011 7:45PM

    YYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticonthat is totally emoticon!! I just know you were dancing a little jig emoticon emoticon emoticon



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OVERBURDEND 6/6/2011 6:26PM

    Way to go! That is so exciting, as I am the fat sister an always have been. You are an inspiration!
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CECE0330 6/6/2011 6:14PM

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
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CALAMITYJANE44 6/6/2011 6:13PM

    Time for the brain to catch up with the sexy mama, huh? lol Congrats!!!!

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ASHLEYKAT 6/6/2011 6:06PM

    Yay! I bet that feels FANTASTIC! You go girl!

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FLGIRL1234 6/6/2011 5:58PM

    LOVE IT! Way to go! emoticon

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CULACCINA 6/6/2011 5:57PM

    LOL
You've made my day
xD

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IUHRYTR 6/6/2011 5:53PM

    emoticon emoticon -- Lou

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KANSASROSE67 6/6/2011 5:20PM

    LOVE this blog!!! I can feel your joy...way to go!!!

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SARAHJ19 6/6/2011 5:15PM

    WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so awesome girl!!!
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STINASTEW 6/6/2011 5:10PM

    I hope one day I can say this as well! My sister have always been pretty thin. My sister just had twins & also has a 3yro & is STILL way thinner than myself. My oldest sister had 2 kids & is way thin :( Makes me feel bad when I look at family pics...Congrats to you! Keep up the great work!

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AARONSGIRL420 6/6/2011 5:09PM

    ahahahahahaha

OMG!! The huge grin on my face. LOL. I think I am celebrating with you. That is so great! Reminds me of the time that I lost a bunch of weight and my mom (the gymnast) gave me her pants and I thought, yeah, you are insane, but they fit...

Congrats on your progress and I am so excited for you and with you!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/6/2011 5:05PM

    Oh, LESLIE!!! That's AWESOME!!! Tell your sister they fit! She'll be so proud of you, too! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATHARINA01 6/6/2011 5:02PM

    My sister is the skinny one, too, and right now I'm still the fat sister. But I'm going to change that.

Congratulations on your success and enjoy the pants. emoticon emoticon

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Finishing What I Started!

Friday, June 03, 2011

WARNING: Toot your own horn alert! Do not read on if you're not cool with tootage! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

This week was not only the start of a new month, but also the beginning of my recommittment to this plan! emoticon

I've recommitted to losing these last 10 pounds once and for all and I'm back with a vengeance! NO ONE can stop me now!! I'm going to finish what I started! emoticon

Starting Monday, I've eaten a healthy breakfast every day! (Easy Peezy!) emoticon


I've packed my own lunches and have kept it VERY low on the sodium! emoticon


I loaded up on the fruits and veggies and have gotten at least 8 servings in a day. I just love how you can fill up on these with hardly any calories! emoticon


I've exercised the last 4 days in a row! HOLLA! emoticon emoticon


Chugged my water AND stayed on the low end of my calorie range ALL week! WOOT!
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I had to go to Mcdonalds TWICE and didn't order myself a thing! I'm pretty sure I could taste the sodium by just being there! lol I've grown a huge aversion to McGagMe, ahem...I mean Mcdonalds. emoticon emoticon BLEK!


While my co-workers are helping themselves to the dozen donuts here in the office today, I ate my healthy bagel and grapes and didn't even consider taking one! Take that Mr. emoticon


So, basically I've just kicked butt. emoticon emoticon (like my "kick-butt" emoticon combo? LOL)


WATCH OUT PEOPLE, it's ON now!



  
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PCOH051610 6/23/2011 5:01PM

    You've got every right to toot your own horn! Great goals and great accomplishments!

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NOMOEXCUSES13 6/9/2011 6:29PM

    That's right!!! Get em girl!!!!

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CUTE_MIKEY 6/7/2011 8:02PM

  Awesome job!!! Your are knocking down a lot and conquering new things, Keep up the great work Leslie!!! emoticon

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VICKILYN4 6/6/2011 7:50PM

    Way to go Leslie!!! You toot that horn all you want girlfriend emoticon

I haven't been able to lose anything in over a month...just maintained. Now I think I will do some butt kicking and start my journey back down again. Thank you for posting this.

emoticonYOU ROCK!!!!! emoticon

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CULACCINA 6/6/2011 12:59AM

    OK, you've got me at kick butt xD
I'm starting over this week, to see if I can put an end to this yo-yo thing I've been having with this two dumb kilos for several months.
I'm planing on some serious emoticon emoticoning myself.
We will pull this off this time. Enough is enough!
And always remember: you inspire me :)

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BOMBCHELL23 6/5/2011 9:34AM

    I love this as well it means you are making progress and you need to be proud of those accomplishments!

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/4/2011 11:50PM

    emoticon Toot your own horn all you want, you deserve to. Way to go!!

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/4/2011 7:55PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REJ7777 6/4/2011 4:29PM

    Toot away... you've earned it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 6/3/2011 11:13PM

    Be proud, be VERY proud!! Because you absolutely ROCK!!
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This is just freaking fabulous! Keep up the great work!

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IUHRYTR 6/3/2011 10:45PM

    And of course that roll you're on is whole wheat, right? emoticon Good going, Leslie. One positive day, one positive week at a time. Rock on! -- Lou

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KAMAPERRY 6/3/2011 6:26PM

    Yeah!! I am gonna toot my horn next week!! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/3/2011 6:25PM

    Leslie, YOU JUST TOOT AWAY! emoticon emoticon

I'm really proud of you, too! emoticon

You are rocking it, girlfriend, and to ROCK it, you have to get SERIOUS! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KASSAY25 6/3/2011 6:17PM

    YEP, definitely sounds like your on a roll!
Way to go girl, keep this up and you'll lose those last few pounds with a quickness!

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IBSHAUN 6/3/2011 6:16PM

    LOVE IT! You rock!! emoticonYou are totally motivating me to get moving and this month (day 3) has been awesome! And yes - totally love the kick-butt combo! emoticon

By the way - Toot away!!!!


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CIVIAV 6/3/2011 4:37PM

    TOOT TOOT!

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MARIA_VIGS 6/3/2011 4:31PM

    WooHoo! Awesome! Keep kicking butt! Love the emoticon combo, lol.

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AARONSGIRL420 6/3/2011 4:18PM

    hahaha, loved the kick butt emoticon combo and way to go one the progress so far. Keep it up, you are emoticon

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BYEFATNANNY 6/3/2011 4:12PM

    Toot on girlfriend. You are emoticon. I need to take lessons on those fruits and veggies!! Here's to a whole month of kickin' it!

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WE_PA_FIT 6/3/2011 3:58PM

    kickin A$$ and takin names!

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LZY0108 6/3/2011 3:57PM

    Awesome!! Keep up the good work!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELLFIN3 6/3/2011 3:56PM

    emoticon You go girl!!!!! emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 6/3/2011 3:52PM

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ASHLEYKAT 6/3/2011 3:45PM

    Yay! Toot on, girlfriend!

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SARAHJ19 6/3/2011 3:42PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonHOLLA!!! You go girl! I love tootage emoticon You rock! Seems to be in the air because my week has gone well too!!!!!

Keep it up girl!!! You rock! emoticon

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MOMOF2TONI 6/3/2011 3:37PM

    Love it!!

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DORAL33178 6/3/2011 3:37PM

    That is what I'm talking about!!!!!!! Toot, toot!!!!!!

Make it happen.

I lost a little "spark" and just decided this week that I was going to get back to the basics and make it happen. So far so good. Toot, toot.

Keep spreading the spark!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daphne

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ABB698 6/3/2011 3:12PM

    So THAT's how you roll!! Love it, love you!! emoticon
Have a fab weekend Girlie!!!

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RENEGADELF2011 6/3/2011 3:09PM

  Great attitude! Keep up the great work!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 6/3/2011 3:09PM

    Loved that emoticon: emoticon emoticon

Great goals met!

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My Challenge Bracelet and June Goals

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

I am SOOOO ready to kick June's booty! I'm sick and TIRED of losing and gaining the same 3-5 pounds for the last 6 months! THIS is gonna be my month to shine!! No more of this blasted plateau! I'm kicking it into high gear and WILL give this everything I've got!! emoticon

GOALS~

Water, water, and then MORE water! CHUG CHUG CHUG! emoticon

Get my booty movin'! Exercise, fitness, mileage...ALL of the above! emoticon

Keep up the clean eating and push the freggies! I am LOVING my new found taste for vegetables and will make weekly trips to the grocery store for fresh produce! emoticon

Try more Spark recipes! I'm totally digging this whole learning to cook thing...it's so much fun to sit down and enjoy something I've prepared myself! emoticon emoticon

Simple and doable! emoticon emoticon self!

I'm also participating in my friend's bracelet challenge! We're all buying/making bracelets that symbolize our journey and to remind us of our goals while we're making our daily choices. This bracelet "links" us and also reminds us that we're in this TOGETHER! I love this idea! Please, go check out her blog and join us!
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4266581


Here's a picture of the bracelet I just ordered for myself!

It's a Power Balance bracelet that is described as "performance technology that uses holograms embedded with frequencies that react positively with your body’s natural energy field". I've been eyeing them for a while and thought this challenge was a perfect excuse to get one! If it enhances my performance, great! But if not, it's still pretty! LOL emoticon

  
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CUTE_MIKEY 6/7/2011 7:48PM

  It is awesome to see that you are so motivated Leslie, GO...................GO............
...........GO..................
........!!!

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BOMBCHELL23 6/5/2011 9:32AM

    Leslie,
You are so motivating! I can't wait to hear about your success! I am positive that you can break through this plateau! I had to as well and it took a long time. I am finally moving the scale in the right direction again!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 6/2/2011 5:14PM

    I too wear a bracelet that represents my grandchildren.

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LIFEISSWEET2 6/2/2011 4:57PM

    You can do it this month!

I wear a bracelet daily that has the following message engraved on it:

Dreams become reality one choice at a time

It's my motto these days. Best of luck on your bracelet challenge!



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ABB698 6/2/2011 2:20PM

    emoticon, love the bracelet challenge! I have no doubt you will be kicking that plateau to the curb this month! Go Girlie!! emoticon emoticon

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LZY0108 6/2/2011 1:24PM

    Awesome blog! I haven't set goals like this in a while, I think I may take ur example and make a June Goals blog as well... Thanks for the inspiration! Good Luck on ur June Journey!
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REDRUNNERMOM713 6/2/2011 1:12PM

    I LOVE the bracelet idea and the one you picked is awesome!! I'm going to have to figure out what kind I want to get because I'm so IN this with you! WE can do it!!!!

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KANSASROSE67 6/2/2011 12:50PM

    Just got back on Spark after my 10 days away. I'm doing the bracelet challenge too! After eating everything I wanted while on my trip I'm ready to get back to healthy living...let's kick it this June!

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TEMPEST272002 6/2/2011 9:51AM

    Love the power balance bracelet. It's very cool looking... and if it enhances performance, well that's good too.

There's a few of us in our group of regular sparkers - libby, mommalittle, me, you - at the same point. Lost enough weight to qualify for a long plateau... and now we're all thinking "what does it really take?"... only we already know & we just have to put that knowledge into action.

Summer is the perfect time to kick it up a notch & move off these plateaus! Let's bike & swim & hike & visit farmer's markets & u-picks & put the sun to our faces and enjoy it all!



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GETFIT2LIVE 6/1/2011 6:24PM

    You've got this--you can do it! Let's make June an AWESOME month!!

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CIVIAV 6/1/2011 5:58PM

    I wear both a powerband and a Pandora bracelet to remember just what you're talking about. I like the decal on yours better though!

Great stuff!

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/1/2011 5:42PM

    I like your goals and I believe you will do it! emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 6/1/2011 5:30PM

    Loving the bracelet revolution!

I love to cook, which is why I am on SparkPeople, and I also now cook healthier and with fresh ingredients. Love fresh veggies!

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TRUE-NESS 6/1/2011 5:08PM

    I'm TOTALLY with you on that!!! June...here we come!!! emoticon

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TABALICIOUS 6/1/2011 4:39PM

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AARONSGIRL420 6/1/2011 4:24PM

    For me it's been the same 3 pounds for about 3 weeks but darn it, it SO needs to go!

I'm in :)

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IBSHAUN 6/1/2011 4:11PM

    Love it! Love it! Love it! I am getting a bracelet because I need that right now. AND YOU have motivated me today to just quit whining and get moving! June is going to be mine! (And yours, I'll share. emoticon) emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 6/1/2011 3:42PM

    emoticonLoved your blog! You go girl! We have certainly got these rotten plateaus to emoticon

Went to the link and have joined the bracelet challenge! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/1/2011 3:29PM

    Leslie, I TOTALLY AGREE with you! I'm tired of those 3 pounds going back and forth, back and forth! ENOUGH! emoticonJust watch us soar with our bracelets at the ready to remind us of our commitments! Just today, I only ate HALF a muffin I didn't need because I noticed the bracelet! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 6/1/2011 2:50PM

    I like it, I am wearing my Dr OZ Just 10 bracelet!

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IUHRYTR 6/1/2011 2:48PM

    One healthy meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time! emoticon -- Lou

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_LINDA 6/1/2011 2:40PM

    Never heard of this bracelet! Really different!
You are going to succeed Leslie, you plateau buster, you!
Make sure you visit the Framer's Market to get fresh veggies, not only can they give you preparation tips on trying something new, but they taste so incredibly good, much better than store bought!! There is nothing like their home baked breads, and bountiful harvests! My favorite time of the year when the Farmer's Market starts bringing in new crops.
Go, Leslie, Go!!
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