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Goofy, Shameless Challenge!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Well, it's happened again! I've been challenged! My SP friend CRAZYDOGLADYBO blogged about how she has no shame and will exercise in public doing goofy things like hula-hooping or just running up and down her driveway. I told her I wished I could be more like her and right away she came to my page and suggested this goofy challenge. emoticon

I thought it sounded FUN and took her up on it! We're both going to blog about the goofy exercise we did that day and will try to even post pictures if possible. Any ideas are welcome! Here's her blog for more details...
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My good friend Susan made some great suggestions that could turn out quite hilarious! I say she had such good ideas that she definitely needs to join us in this craziness! (hint hint Susan!!) emoticon I've also invited my bestie KRITKRIT and anybody else is welcome to join, too!! I think it'd be so fun to do together--maybe even as a team! emoticon

Here are Susan's ideas:

1. Go to the grocery store and grab two frozen chickens to use as dumbells. "Curl your chickens" 30 times.

2. Skip up and down your driveway for 15 minutes (by skipping I don't mean with a skipping rope!)

3. Go to nearby coffee shop and do 50 jumping jacks in the parking lot

4. Grab some chalk and play hopscotch for 20 minutes.

5. Buy or borrow a hula hoop. When you are watching tv, get up and do the hulu during all commercials

6. Go to an animal shelter and walk a dog or two or three for one hour

7. The next time you are near a curb or sidewalk try stepping off and back up again for 100 times. I recently did this outside of Walmart while waiting for my husband....talk about the looks I got!

8. Go to a Walmart or a store just as busy and every time you hear an announcement being made jog in place for a minute!

9. Whenever you are on the telephone do leg lifts (it really would help to be sitting down for this one!)

10. Go to a grocery store and grab an empty cart. Then walk around the parking lot or inside the store for 5 rotations. Then walk out without buying a thing! Bonus points if you stand on the cart and yell "whee" as you pass people!!!!


One thought I loved was random planking! Have you heard of this craze? People, (even celebrities), are taking pictures of themselves holding a plank pose in random, crazy spots. Check out this link for more details... iplanking.com/

Here's a few pics I found on the internet as examples.


^^That's Chris Brown!

Horse planking! LOL

(Those are Usher's kids!!)



I think this is going to be so much FUN!!! I have a feeling I'll be burning some extra calories laughing! There's gonna be NO SHAME in my GAME!! Let the fun BEGIN!! emoticon

  
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BOMBCHELL23 8/21/2011 8:37AM

    Love your zest for life! I am glad you are seizing the day to say the least!

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LAURITA. 8/19/2011 6:46PM

    That's hilarious....I'll have to see if I have the guts to do any of these. GREAT idea!!! emoticon

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ANGEL636 8/19/2011 11:48AM

    emoticon absolutely love it. Maybe I can take the babies for walks in the NCCU. You have got me thinking now. emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/19/2011 8:42AM

    This sounds great - I like the walking backwards idea. I do that sometimes on my walks. You've got me thinking.

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KAUAI-CAROLANN 8/19/2011 3:30AM

    I randomly ran across this and think it is crazy good kind of fun!

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LIBBYFITZ 8/19/2011 1:17AM

    Does walking backwards and forwards on an football oval count. While my fur babies are doing their thing I do mine! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 8/19/2011 12:18AM

    Lmbo!! I need to try these! emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 8/18/2011 7:52PM

    Craziness & laughing? I'm IN! Susan's list is hilarious. Seriously hilarious. Planking in strange places... hmm, I'll have to think on this one. Can't wait to see YOUR pics.

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DIXIED88 8/18/2011 6:27PM

    LOL! That sounds like so much fun! emoticon

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BOVEY63 8/18/2011 6:19PM

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Great ideas! I'll try and get up some courage.

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GETFIT2LIVE 8/18/2011 5:38PM

    That is HYSTERICAL--love those random plank pictures! Have fun with it, hope you post lots of pictures and just have a blast doing it!!

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RAINBOWFALLS 8/18/2011 5:29PM

    That is what my son did in the tree! I didn't realize that there were others crazy enough to do planks in strange places. Enjoy this ought to be fun

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CHANGINGSAM 8/18/2011 2:57PM

    Those sound like fun ideas, and I love the planking photos!

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/18/2011 2:25PM

    That's just emoticon

So great to lose fear of what people think!! Yes, this is a wonderful challenge!!

So cool!

I may join you one of these days...

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LIVIN2LOVE1 8/18/2011 2:23PM

    I can't wait to see the pictures! You guys are awesome!

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THETURTLEBEAR 8/18/2011 2:19PM

    I love it that you are both my Spark Friends and I can read about this from both perspectives!
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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 8/18/2011 2:01PM

    I love this!!

I like your idea from yesterday, what one does the other has to do the next day.

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PCOH051610 8/18/2011 1:58PM

    Ha!!!!! Can I really join, can I, can I????? I would love to join you guys as I love to do crazy things!

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CBAILEYC 8/18/2011 1:43PM

    I'm going to love watching you two rise to the challenges!
GO girlies!
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ELLFIN3 8/18/2011 1:38PM

    That does sound like a lot of fun! I may have to join you! Enjoy!! Laugh loud and long!!!
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DUSTYGIRL25 8/18/2011 12:56PM

    Wow! How Fun is that!
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_LINDA 8/18/2011 12:18PM

    emoticon Fantastic idea! emoticon
Go out there and get 'em girl! You are going to have some rocking fun!!! Photos a must!!

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BYEFATNANNY 8/18/2011 12:05PM

    Next will be the laughing challenge emoticon

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KRITKRIT 8/18/2011 11:50AM

    lol Im not sure if I can beat those planking pictures but Im totally going to try!!!

I take pictures of me and the gym all the time and people look at me funny. Im excited to see these expressions!

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SAMPSONPKA 8/18/2011 11:36AM

    haha, too funny...I want to plank! :)

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DOLLYHOLLY 8/18/2011 11:34AM

    Very cool & goofy! :)

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/18/2011 11:31AM

    Oh, you goofies! I love you guys a LOT! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JSPIN74 8/18/2011 11:30AM

    LMAO!! love u & these zany ideas emoticon

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Got rid of the fat pants...for real this time!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I'm happy to report that I'm finally feeling better! emoticon Thank you for your well wishes!

Yesterday, I was feeling great and spent a full 6 hours cleaning my house. I must've still been sick or something b/c that's not something I usually do! emoticon It was something I've NEEDED to do though and finally put on my big girl panties and just did it. I got on my hands and knees and scrubbed my floor, did several loads of laundry AND cleaned out my closet! I found out it actually has a floor! Who knew?!! emoticon
I also bagged up 4, yes FOUR, bags of clothes from my closet alone!

As I was going through my closet, I found where I had put away my "fat clothes." I thought I had gotten rid of them but I had just stuck them in the back to where they couldn't be seen. This time, I didn't stuff them back into storage, I'm getting them outta here for good!!! Not needed! No way am I going back to that! I also had to bag up size 12's as fat clothes. That's just crazy to me! Size 12 has always been considered my skinny pants--those ones that get worn a few months and then are replaced by the fat clothes in storage. Not this time though! Size 12's ARE fat pants! Heck yeah! emoticon

I also came across some of Chris's things, not that many but a couple items. Like the 2 t-shirts I had rolled up and hidden in the back of the closet. They were the only ones that weren't clean and still had his scent on them. I debated forever on what to do with them, placing them in the give away pile and then the next minute taking them back out. Right now they're going into the boxes I have with his things. I am at the point though where I am ready to donate the bags of his clothes I stored away. Giving away 2 bags but keeping 2 shirts...I say that's great progress! I'm going to call his mom and tell her that I'm ready to let go of some things now and I'm sure she will be quick to get them from me.

So today my mission is to tackle my basement and clean some more! Once I get going it's hard to stop! Guess that's a good thing! emoticon

I was able to get caught up on your blogs for a day or so, then you blogged again. C'mon guys, you're making it hard to stay caught up! emoticon lol---jk!! I'll catch up again soon. But for now, my house is calling my name! Gotta take care of business! Catch ya later!! emoticon

  
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PCOH051610 8/19/2011 5:24PM

    Great job all around! I think parting with Chris' clothes would be quite hard. I kept a flannel shirt belonging to my dad and the dressing gown he wore in the hospital!

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JUSTDUCKY1405 8/18/2011 5:24AM

    Proud of you! I can imagine how difficult that would have been!

And ya to size 12 fat pants!!!!

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NOMOEXCUSES13 8/17/2011 11:09PM

    Size 12 as fat pants...woo hoo....now you can bag them and send them to me to be my motivation pants.... emoticon Keep it going mamactia...you are doing great...

as for the shirts...I say keep them and give away the rest...My first true love passed away when I was 19 and I still have a few pics, his obituary and some letters he wrote me....it feels good to pull out those memories sometimes....big hugs and kisses... emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 8/17/2011 11:01PM

    Way to clean house! Size 12's - send them up here & I'll wear them awhile before I pass them along. Better send them quick though, I'm almost to the size 10's already.

The shirts - emoticon It's a tough one. It's ok to keep them. It's healthy to let go of most of his things & just as healthy to keep a few that bring his memory closer for a moment.

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AARONSGIRL420 8/17/2011 5:01PM

    I think that is a huge step, being ready to let go of Chris' things. Also...Friggin Hooray!!! at the 12s going into the fat pants pile. That is so great. I know I will sound maternal, but I'm proud of you.

Thank you for always being a great and supportive spark friend :)

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ABB698 8/16/2011 11:12PM

    You are ready for a commitment to the new healthy you, for sure beautiful lady!! emoticon Congrats on cleaning up physically and emotionally. There is no right or wrong time for you to let go of Chris' things, follow your heart. You are amazing! Love you! emoticon

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_LINDA 8/16/2011 9:32PM

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You are the BOMB!!! emoticon
Way to show those closets who is boss!! No more multi-sizes!! Just one, supercool sexy you size!!!
You go girl!!

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LIBBYFITZ 8/16/2011 9:16PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonA difficult time but am proud of you. Letting go is hard. emoticonWell done on the wardrobe cleanout! emoticon

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BOVEY63 8/16/2011 8:04PM

    Way to go on being too small for your skinny pants!
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IUHRYTR 8/16/2011 7:33PM

    emoticon on being emoticon and not needing those fat pants. emoticon -- Lou

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BOMBCHELL23 8/16/2011 7:27PM

    I could use some energy like that! I am seriously impressed and by the way I keep hoping I'll need size 12 soon those are skinny pants! LOL But hey I started at a 20/22 so down to a 14/16 isn't bad! I want to be just like you though!

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DUSTYGIRL25 8/16/2011 5:09PM

    Whew!....Good for You! emoticon

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NATTY0488 8/16/2011 4:27PM

    Congrats on the clothes!!

I think it would be better to get rid of the shirts. I mean, you forgot they were there. Maybe it's a sign that you're ready to start letting go a little bit.

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AZURELITE 8/16/2011 3:38PM

    I've been doing a lot of cleaning & sorting too! Feels good (but heck there is always more to do!) I'm sure your basement is looking great now!

Glad you've made plans to be rid of those fat clothes too! You are doing so awesome!
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ELLFIN3 8/16/2011 3:33PM

    emoticon size 12 are fat pants. You are doing so well!! Keep up the fabulous work. When you finish your house how about mine? emoticon Enjoy your day Dear Friend!!! emoticon Susan

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KANSASROSE67 8/16/2011 3:15PM

    Congrats on the size 12 fat pants!!! That's my goal! I gave away a lot of clothes too, so there's no going back cause I can't afford to buy everything new.

Keep up the great work...go with the cleaning while you're in the mood, I say!

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ERICACEAE 8/16/2011 3:07PM

    I'm at the same stage and just finally took that step this weekend too - it's a great feeling!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 8/16/2011 3:06PM

    What an awesome feeling to get rid of those clothes!! Cleaning is always a chore, but it feels so good when you are done!

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CHANGINGSAM 8/16/2011 3:04PM

    Yay for getting rid of those clothes! I love it! :)

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KAMAPERRY 8/16/2011 3:02PM

    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
ooooo Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! That's our Leslie! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 8/16/2011 2:29PM

    Wow, good for you! Must feel wonderful to be making such progress on cleaning and getting rid of stuff. I need to get with the program and clean out my closet. Just seems overwhelming at times.
You go girl!

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/16/2011 2:06PM

    emoticon on cleaning! That is something I need to do! I got rid of some baggy pants I was still holding onto earlier this summer but I have more clothes I haven't worn in years in the closet. I think I need to stop holding onto things I don't wear...

Great job on getting rid of your "fat pants" That's awesome!

You've inspired me...I'm sitting in front of a pile of stuff...I have to get to it. I will do that right now!

Thanks for the inspiration!

This is a new day. And you are going into newer and better things and your clothes will fit you perfectly. Yay! emoticon emoticon

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LIVIN2LOVE1 8/16/2011 1:17PM

    Great job! So glad you are feeling better. Good luck on that basement!

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SAMPSONPKA 8/16/2011 12:52PM

    Great job and congrats!! emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 8/16/2011 12:48PM

    Oh, YAY for feeling better, and for really truly giving up those fat clothes for good! You are NOT going back there; doesn't it feel wonderful to let go of things?! You have made so much progress, Leslie--I am so happy for you!!

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IBSHAUN 8/16/2011 12:36PM

    Feels good to clean doesn't it and to bag those clothes up feels even better! I debated about keeping mine and decided, Nope. Not gonna give myself the option. If what I am wearing is tight it's a sign to kick it back into a higher gear. Sounds like you are also making progress with your healing as well. I think it's all part of our life process and when we embrace our lives, it all just seems to work the way its supposed to. Have fun in the basement! emoticon

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KRITKRIT 8/16/2011 12:34PM

    SOOOO glad you are feeling better!!!! It just wasnt the same around here without you ;-)

BIG step sister! I know how hard it is letting go. Good for you for going at your own pace. Loves

When if you are done with your basement and you want to come tackle mine, let me know. I'll save it for you!!!!

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CELLISTA1 8/16/2011 12:30PM

    Glad you're feeling better. I LOVE giving away clothes, especially when I picture a woman going into a thrift shop looking for sizes that are a little bit bigger. I want her to be happy to find stuff that fits!

It's very touching to read about Chris' shirts tucked away at the back of the closet. Thank-you for sharing a profound moment.

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CRYSTAL8488 8/16/2011 12:22PM

    It feels good to get rid of the "fat" clothes!! My MIL and I are having a garage/yard sale next month, cant wait to see all my size 18-16 dresses and pants go to someone elses house, lol.

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BRANDI.FEY 8/16/2011 12:14PM

    Great job on cleaning out the closet. I need to do that too. :)

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AUNTIELES53 8/16/2011 12:06PM

    yayayay for no more fat pants emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 8/16/2011 11:52AM

    Hurray for you! I was contemplating that same issue before I left for Mom's...should I do another "rid" now that I'm shrinking out of clothes that are in sizes that are "acceptable." It was easy to toss the humungo sizes. I wondered about "just in case" too. But I think I will JUST DO IT. Meanwhile I imagine you must have really had mixed feelings finding those shirts. Sigh. You are a strong woman.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/16/2011 11:50AM

    HURRAY! I'm purging things, too! It feels great when it's all done and there's so much more room! emoticon

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My New Hair

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The other day I enjoyed a day at the spa! I was treated to a 60 minute facial, 30 minute back massage, and a haircut and style. All compliments of my daddy! (A gift certificate he bought me for Christmas that I finally used!) It was so nice and relaxing. I could hardly stay awake! Just what the doctor ordered!

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After: (2 inches shorter, layers and side-swept bangs)



So there ya go Susan, Lori, and a couple others who requested pics. I decided to stay long and luscious but added sexy, in-yo-face bangs...hehe You likey?!





  
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JUSTDUCKY1405 8/18/2011 5:26AM

    Beautifully hot!

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TRUE-NESS 8/15/2011 1:49PM

    Beautiful!

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KRITKRIT 8/15/2011 1:17PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!! Sassy!!!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 8/15/2011 12:41PM

    LOVE it!

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DOLLYHOLLY 8/15/2011 12:33PM

    You look purdy! LOVE the side swept bangs. emoticon

~Holly

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APMAC_D 8/15/2011 10:19AM

    Love it!! Looks gorgeous!

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BOVEY63 8/14/2011 5:25PM

    Sounds like an awesome gift; and you look great!

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LIBBYFITZ 8/14/2011 9:38AM

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THETURTLEBEAR 8/13/2011 10:43PM

    Love Love LOVE it - especially the bangs!
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BYEFATNANNY 8/13/2011 10:20PM

    Love, love, love it. Wow kudos to dad, he knows how to take care of his little girl. What a great day you had. Your hair with that color is always beautiful. Woman pay big bucks to get that color ;-)

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BOMBCHELL23 8/13/2011 10:00PM

    Too cute my friend! Sounds like you needed a day of relaxation! way to go.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 8/13/2011 8:22PM

    Super cute! You look great!

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JSPIN74 8/13/2011 7:04PM

    love! :)

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/13/2011 6:10PM

    I want to see it with a big SMILE on your face, silly! emoticonYou look great, by the way, but I just like your smile! emoticon

p.s. Your boyfriend is a hottie, and your dad is the emoticon

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SAMPSONPKA 8/13/2011 5:53PM

    You look great, glad you got to treat yourself!

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/13/2011 5:45PM

    I love it!!!!!

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ASHLEYKAT 8/13/2011 5:34PM

    You look AWESOME!

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KAITLYNSNAMMY 8/13/2011 5:33PM

    Beautiful!

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PCOH051610 8/13/2011 4:46PM

    Hee-hee! I'm so glad that Lori and I sort of insisted that we see the new hairdo because it is almost as gorgeous as you are!

I'm sort of rocking the stuck to your head after sweating all day look at the moment....heading to the shower now after a day of chores both inside and out!

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KAMAPERRY 8/13/2011 3:58PM

    You look gorgeous!! emoticon

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_LINDA 8/13/2011 3:46PM

    Love the bangs!! Guys love long hair -my sister's husband said he would divorce her if she ever cut it lol.
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GETFIT2LIVE 8/13/2011 3:34PM

    Ohhh, I LIKEY--lots!

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ROJAKHAN 8/13/2011 2:58PM

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 8/13/2011 2:55PM

    Nice!

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SPOKENWORD 8/13/2011 2:52PM

    Yes, Sexy! Looks Good!

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ABB698 8/13/2011 2:51PM

    Oh, love you with bangs! emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 8/13/2011 2:49PM

    How fun!

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    Nice :) !!!

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I'm still here, just not feeling the best!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

It's been over a week since I blogged and so I thought I'd give you a quick update. I caught some stomach bug last Saturday and it really did a number on me! I was violently sick the first day and just felt awful for a whole three days straight. I've felt better since the 4th day, but there's still something not right about my tummy. I haven't felt 100% and am now burping constantly--like all through the night, practically waking everyone up. I tell ya, it's so sexy! lol I don't feel awful anymore, I just feel blah. Nothing sounds appetizing and when I do eat, I get heartburn and lots of gas. I haven't exercised in a week now and still don't feel up to it. What do I have to say to that?!! BLAHH!!! Give me a break already! emoticon

Ok, had to complain to someone! Thanks for being that outlet for me today! I guess since it pertains to my health, it's perfectly "bloggable" material, right?! emoticon Sometimes just complaining to the world makes you feel better...that's what I'm hoping for anyways!! I really want to get back into exercising full throttle again. Just gotta be patient while my body heals, I guess.

I hope everyone is doing well. I've gotten somewhat caught up on your blogs but still have some more to do. This illness has really gotten me behind on my sparking, so I apologize!! Don't worry, I'm still here!!

Love to you all!!

~Leslie

  
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LIVIN2LOVE1 8/15/2011 12:40PM

    I missed you! I hope that you are feeling better today. I totally bombed last week's hundred push up challenge. I have to start week 3 over so don't feel like you are behind. Just pick up where you left off before you got sick. I really hope that you are better.

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LIBBYFITZ 8/14/2011 9:42AM

    If you continue to feel unwell have it checked out as it could be an unwelcome bug in your gut. There is one that causes stomach ulcers that is treated with a combination of strong antibiotics and antfungals. emoticonHope feel well again soon!

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KARBIE18 8/14/2011 9:04AM

    Yikes! I noticed you haven't been as active on the FB challenge, but just figured you're busy. PLEASE have it checked out if it continues. Take care of you, and feel better!

Hugs,
Karen

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KATHRYN1955 8/14/2011 8:00AM

    Be sure and get checked out!
Take care,
Kathy

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THETURTLEBEAR 8/13/2011 10:46PM

    We need you better, so take care, ok?

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SAMI199 8/13/2011 8:42PM

    Feel better..

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WINNIEVIOLA 8/13/2011 6:12PM

  I hope you recover soon. It sounds like something more than a stomach flu. The doctor will be able to pin it down. God bless you.

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MAMADWARF 8/13/2011 3:53PM

    awww hope you are feeling better soon. Guys think burping is sexy dont they?? why is it different if we do it??? take a pepcid and have something good for dinner.

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KAMAPERRY 8/13/2011 3:48PM

    I am so sorry!! I would seriously get checked by your dr!! Love you! And yes, take a lesson from me and be patient with your body! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 8/13/2011 3:44PM

    That is an awfully long time to be sick and feeling like that :(( Hope you are feeling better..
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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 8/13/2011 3:42PM

    I know how it feels to be ill and unable to workout. Be patient and you'll be on track in no time at all!

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DBELLE39 8/13/2011 3:07PM

    Feel better soon! Hope you can soon get back to exercising ---I know I feel lost if I don't so some sort of fitness activity --but with your sickness I completely understand.

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ABB698 8/13/2011 1:49PM

    Hope you got all the yuck out and start feeling like your usual fabulous self again soon! emoticon

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PCOH051610 8/13/2011 1:10PM

    Ewww, I hope you feel much better really soon. Sometimes when you get a virulent strain of the stomach flu it does linger like that. emoticon

How did your hair turn out? We NEED pictures! Ha!~

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/13/2011 12:39PM

    Sorry you haven't been feeling well!

Hope you feel better soon!! emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/13/2011 12:25PM

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

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BOVEY63 8/13/2011 12:24PM

    Sure hope you're feeling better real soon.
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ALYCENPHOENIX 8/13/2011 12:05PM

    This is definitely bloggable! Youre so funny. Get better soon!! emoticon

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How Spark People helped me get into Graduate School

Friday, August 05, 2011

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I've credited Spark with LOTS of things, but there is one thing I've yet to tell you about. I referenced Spark People in my application to graduate school and I think it was one of the highlights of my application! I truly think that it helped me get accepted into my master's program!

This is what I said...

"I'm also a member of SparkPeople.com, an Internet web site whose mission is to "spark" millions of people to live healthier lives and to reach their goals. I have been nominated as a Spark People Motivator for my positive attitude, community involvement, overall motivation, and weight loss successes. I am a leader of the Positivity Team in which the main goal is to spread the power of positive thinking by motivating others and telling them about the blessings, rewards, and other great aspects of life. By sharing these things with others, it is my hope that it will lift people's spirits and will provide them with a more positive outlook on life. I think this leadership position has provided me with great experience that I can carry into my social work practices."

Of all the things I've credited Spark People with, I think this one tops the list! I can't believe that this web site has not only helped me lose over 40 pounds but it has helped mold my future into something GREAT! Thank you Spark People and especially Chris Downie for making this all possible! Never in my wildest dreams would I have believed a free website could do SO much for me! I didn't just stumble upon this website, I believe I was led here so it could do wonderful things in my life. And it DID! I'm so blessed!

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ELISADENK 12/26/2011 8:28PM

    Oh yeah..... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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K_RENEE 12/23/2011 11:05PM

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RODYANNE 12/19/2011 3:56PM

  Great news. Now one class and paper at a time to keep yourself focused on the present. That is how I earned my MA in 2009.

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ALEXANDRIA2007 12/19/2011 9:06AM

    What an accomplishment! Congrats and I wish you continued success!

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MOMMAKNOWSBEST 12/19/2011 8:25AM

  :)

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CELLISTA1 12/18/2011 9:15PM

    I want to join in with all these Sparkies and congratulate you on this wonderful accomplishment. Go, Leslie!!!

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LUVYA04 12/18/2011 8:27PM

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Great Blog Leslie

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LIBBYFITZ 12/18/2011 6:56PM

    A GREAT blog Lesley! So proud of you!

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DEBK0923 12/17/2011 11:19PM

    GREAT JOB AND GOOD WORK ON YOUR PART FOR HELPING OTHERS SUCH AS MYSELF BE POSITIVE AND LOVE LIFE FOR ME emoticon

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TAKINBACKMYBODY 12/17/2011 12:17PM

    Fantastic! emoticon

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ELLYSTARDANCE 12/16/2011 12:41PM

    congratulations.

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GOING-STRONG 12/15/2011 7:41PM

    I'm so glad that Chris picked your blog as one of his 2011 favorites... the message is beautiful and so true. SP has had such a profound positive effect on my life also. What a blessing! Spark on!

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CICELY360 12/14/2011 11:50PM

  Congrats.

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SUPERSYLPH 12/14/2011 9:47PM

    Amazing!

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SASSYTHING52 12/14/2011 9:36PM

    awesome

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LILEMAMA 12/14/2011 8:20PM

    emoticon emoticonIf the rest of your essay was anything like the excerpt we read, I'm sure it was awesome!!! emoticon emoticon

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ANGELONE11 12/14/2011 8:15PM

    emoticon on your Graduate school acceptance! emoticon

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LASARRE 12/14/2011 6:30PM

    Great job!

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EMMAWHITEMAN 12/14/2011 5:42PM

    Congrats! I don't doubt what Spark has done for you but would suggest YOU don't doubt what YOU have done for YOURSELF either. YOU are the one with the positive attitude and all the other stuff that got you nominated for MOD. YOU are the one who is leader of the positivity team. YOU are the one that lost the 40 lbs. Spark may have facilitated all of this but you are the one that has done it so don't underestimate yourself! Congrats again!

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IAMWINNING 12/14/2011 5:38PM

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SEAJESS 12/14/2011 2:49PM

    Congratulations and thank you for the inspiration.

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LILANGEL181 12/14/2011 12:09PM

    Wow! We knew SparkPeople was great, but that tops them all!

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/14/2011 10:36AM

    Very cool. Congrats!

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SPOKENWORD 12/14/2011 10:33AM

    Yes, you are blessed! Beautiful!

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VOLLEYGIRL77 12/14/2011 10:03AM

    Congrats!!

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MSKITYOCAT 12/14/2011 9:57AM

  congrats and Blessings to you

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LEENUHPEA 8/16/2011 10:11PM

    OMG. That's so awesome!! Good Job!

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JUNIE33 8/16/2011 10:02AM

    I have been grappling with an idea for a few days. Should I make a stand or should I just ignore the problem? Guess what? I am making a STAND!

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LIVING4TODAY 8/15/2011 1:11PM

    Congratulations on getting into grad school!! I cried for almost an hour after I found out I was accepted into an MSW program. It is a great field to be in. There are SO many things you can do with your degree. Endless possibilities! emoticon

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TRULYVISIBLE 8/15/2011 8:51AM

  Great Blog! Would be good to post on TeenSpark. The best of luck to you in Grad school and your future. Your enthusiasm is infectious.

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BLOOMING52 8/14/2011 9:06PM

    Cool! Congrats on grad school.

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PRINCESS_PIA 8/14/2011 8:57PM

    Congrats!!! Great to see another SW on here....I just graduated in 2010 from USC in Los Angeles with my Master's in Social Work. You will rock Grad School!!!!!!

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INTOTHESOUTH 8/13/2011 2:07PM

    Congratulations!!

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INTOTHESOUTH 8/13/2011 2:07PM

    Congratulations!!

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INTOTHESOUTH 8/13/2011 2:07PM

    Congratulations!!

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NIAGCHRIS246 8/13/2011 6:56AM

  You are an innovative thinker!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 8/12/2011 1:58PM

    Awesome!!

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AZURELITE 8/10/2011 1:17PM

    Yes, you're blessed and so are we because you are here!

Keep up the great work, enjoy your next few weeks & I know you're going to do great things as a social worker.

Ohm Shanti Ohm!
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/10/2011 10:01AM

    I really thought I'd commented on this blog, but I must not have! You are doing such a FANTASTIC job living your LIFE, Leslie! You are making every day of your life count, and your energy is infectious! I'm so glad you're my SparkFriend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOLLYHOLLY 8/9/2011 1:57PM

    emoticon You are Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious AMAZING!!!

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APMAC_D 8/9/2011 11:59AM

    Wow this is awesome :)

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    emoticon emoticonA great blog! emoticon emoticon

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