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You Have To Have A Sense Of Humor

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Have a good week, friends. I hope the weather is good wherever you are!







  
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FORZACHANDMATT 12/16/2014 12:05AM

    You too

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SPARKED2BFIT 12/11/2014 10:49PM

    i loved the one with the teenagers! emoticon

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SHERRY666 12/8/2014 2:44PM

    PERFECT FOR A MONDAY MORNING......... I LOVE THE PARKING ONE...... THANKS LINDA........ emoticon

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KAREN608 12/8/2014 2:32PM

    Ooh that last one is something!!!

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LIS193 12/8/2014 11:06AM

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AMBERSMANUEL 12/8/2014 7:40AM

    Thanks for the laughs!!

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KADULAC 12/8/2014 2:36AM

    The guest speaker at DD's graduation gave them the tired of your parents speak. Very funny.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/7/2014 11:53PM

    Thanks for the smiles.

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SUECHAN 12/7/2014 11:40PM

    emoticon Just what I needed - thanks!!

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GRACEOMALLEY 12/7/2014 11:15PM

    Just the giggles I needed!
THANK YOU!
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LIVEDAILY 12/7/2014 10:09PM

    "The wrath of the ancients"!! Have to remember that one!!
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CHRISTINEBWD 12/7/2014 10:01PM

    Bahahahaha! Love it and needed a joke or two tonight! emoticon

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SUEARNOLD1 12/7/2014 9:47PM

    Thanks Linda . . . .

This is great.

Have a great week!

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Looking At The Holidays With Less Emphasis On Food

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The holidays are special. We look forward to the festivities and the great food. This year I wanted to avoid the norm. We had our turkey dinner on Wednesday evening at a restaurant. We made some chicken on Thursday. No leftovers either evening. I lost one pound over the Thanksgiving weekend. I was determined not to gain. I skipped desserts, soft drinks and did not eat after 6pm. I also walked everyday 2 - 3 miles per day and also did yoga. My plan for Christmas and New Years Eve will be similar. I may cook on Christmas and send leftovers home with relatives.

I plan to be at my goal weight in April.

  
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SPARKED2BFIT 12/11/2014 10:54PM

    you set out a plan and followed through... emoticon emoticon

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KADULAC 12/5/2014 6:37PM

    Great job!!! That's a good plan. There is way too much emphasis on food for the holidays.

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SHERRY666 12/5/2014 3:00PM

    emoticon LINDA IT'S INSPIRING TO READ YOUR BLOGS AND SEE HOW BOUND AND DETERMINED YOU ARE TO STAY ON TRACK OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.......... THE WAY YOUR GOING I CAN SEE YOU HITTING YOUR GOAL WITH NO PROBLEM.....

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    emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work. emoticon

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LIS193 12/5/2014 11:54AM

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The holidays should be about family and being together, not stuffing yourself to a standstill..
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LIFECHANGZ 12/5/2014 11:21AM

    emoticon sounds lovely! can't wait to celebrate when you hit goal!!!

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MCJOYFUL 12/5/2014 9:10AM

    Way to go!

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HOTDEENOW 12/5/2014 8:36AM

    Great idea!

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AMBERSMANUEL 12/5/2014 6:46AM

    Great idea!!

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IMEMINE1 12/5/2014 5:09AM

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IRISHMUM3 12/5/2014 12:27AM

    Excellent suggestions! Thanks for sharing your tips based on your success. :)

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KRISTA987 12/4/2014 11:46PM

    What great willpower! Sounds like you have a great plan to stay on track for your goals.
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_LINDA 12/4/2014 10:36PM

    emoticon Great control, good plans!! You got this!!

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CHRISTINEBWD 12/4/2014 10:27PM

    I am so glad this is working for you and I hope you reach your goal weight as planned! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/4/2014 9:35PM

    Wow, good job!

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LBMAMA2015 12/4/2014 9:06PM

    Great way to approach the holidays!

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That One Compliment Can Change A Person's Day

Thursday, November 13, 2014



I had a good October. I honored my late mother by wearing pink. I also wore my breast cancer awareness bracelets. I did another good thing for me. I walked daily. I also did other exercise. Most days I went to Curves or another exercise workout. I did this for me. I try to remind myself to try to stay healthy.

The pay off was when I weighed in at the beginning of November. I had a loss of weight and several inches. I do not normally see myself as showing any weight loss. I think of myself as a 59 year old woman - past her prime. Today when I was at Curves, a new patron looked at me. She said if you do Curves so often - I want to look like you. Wow, that one NSV meant more to me than the number on the scale. To hear someone, that I do not know, give me a compliment after all of my hard work made me feel confident. I normally count my fiber, cholesterol, protein and more on my nutrition tracker. It is the best way for me to see if I am actually eating well.

The NSV comment is going to be something that I remember for a long time. I always will take the time to tell others that they look great. Sometimes that one compliment can change a person's day.

  
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TRAINER_T 12/2/2014 9:46AM

    Thanks for mine, it made my day! emoticon

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RR1_RR1 11/14/2014 9:04PM

    Thats true- not too many people give out compliments freely anymore now that you mention it. emoticon Just saw they have an icon for this. Have a good one!

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4ROSEMARY 11/14/2014 1:21PM

    That's wonderful! Congrats on your accomplishments, and even more so for being such a motivator for others. You must know that what you are doing is working, and this person just confirmed it! Nice!
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LIS193 11/14/2014 11:11AM

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What a lovely compliment! It goes to prove that hard work worth it!

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KADULAC 11/14/2014 4:17AM

    Words are so powerful we need to wield them carefully. I'm so glad you were given such encouraging words. Congrats on your weight and inches lost.

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IRISHMUM3 11/13/2014 10:30PM

    Awesome!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 11/13/2014 8:40PM

    That is great...It does lift ones spirit and something to help you when you might feel lower. You ARE doing it!

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MCJOYFUL 11/13/2014 6:20PM

    That's wonderful!

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PURPLE0906 11/13/2014 6:15PM

    That is so great, keep up the good work. You do look amazing!!!!

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CHRISTINEBWD 11/13/2014 5:47PM

    What a lovely complement! You look very nice in your picture to me too!

I also pray for the cure for breast cancer! emoticon

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_LINDA 11/13/2014 4:04PM

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Sometimes you need someone you don't know to show you how well you are doing. People who see you every day can take you for granted and not notice changes.
You are doing great! Accurate food and fitness tracking is the key!
Supporting breast cancer charities or like as now -I am currently raising funds for breast cancer- it is my number one charity. Praying for the cure!
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KAREN608 11/13/2014 3:23PM

    Such a good reminder of how important it is to be loving and kind to strangers we meet. And that doing the right things has it's good payoffs in health, too.

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SHERRY666 11/13/2014 3:16PM

    THAT IS SO GREAT........... LOOKING AT YOUR PROFILE,........ YOU LOOK AMAZING AND HAVE DONE THINGS TO STAY HEALTHY..... ALL THE EXERCISE WALKS AND CURVES IS PAYING OFF BIG TIME... AND I KNOW NSV ARE THE BEST WHEN SOMEONE YOU DON'T KNOW NOTICES.. emoticon emoticon ..... KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK LINDA.

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KRYSSCOTT 11/13/2014 3:03PM

    Awesome NSV!

I hope that that compliment continues to motivate and inspire you throughout your journey and during the maintenance phase that follows.

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Another Good Month - Lost 7 Inches

Friday, October 31, 2014

I had my measurements done today at Curves. It was earlier than usual for me to measure - only 3 weeks. However, we now have a contest beginning and today was measurement day for me. I will say I stepped on the scale first. I have lost 1 pound. I really lose weight slowly.

Now onto the measurements. I have lost 7 inches in the past 3 weeks. I will tell you that I am amazingly happy. I will also qualify that I go to Curves 3 to 4 times per week. However, I also walk everyday. I often do yoga, stretching and other exercises. It all adds up. The biggest thrill for me was to see that I have lost 3 inches in my waist. This is a problem area for me. Because I also have heart disease, it is imperative that I keep my waist circumference down. My plan is to continue the yoga stretching exercises to allow me to continue to lose more inches.

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KRYSSCOTT 11/7/2014 5:00PM

    Woo Hoo Goodbye 7 inches...

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Best of luck with whatever contest your participating in.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 11/6/2014 5:11PM

    good job on the 7 pounds Linda

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CHRISTINEBWD 11/5/2014 8:12PM

    emoticon emoticon That is really great news!

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MARMAERT 11/1/2014 9:30PM

    great news! AND you lost a pound this week! the exercise you're doing has really made a difference. so proud of you! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 11/1/2014 7:40PM

    That is wonderful Linda!!

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IRISHMUM3 11/1/2014 4:56PM

    Excellent progress! Way to go!!!

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SHERRY666 11/1/2014 3:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon GOOD FOR YOU LINDA............. THE CURVES AND ALL THE WALKING AND OTHER EXERCISE YOU DO IS PAYING YOU VERY NICELY WITH 7 INCHES LOST IN 3 WEEKS.... 3 INCHES FROM YOUR WAIST...... I LIKE LOSING THERE TOO.... AWESOME WORK......

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KAREN608 10/31/2014 9:30PM

    That is wonderful!
I dream of having a waist line again!
So glad Curves and what you do at home is giving you, uh, curves.

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_LINDA 10/31/2014 7:54PM

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That is fantastic! It is the hardest place to lose inches -I lost so much off the upper body before it finally started coming off the waist..
Keep up the great work!

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    amazing loss in inches.

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AJB121299 10/31/2014 3:31PM

    great job

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/31/2014 3:26PM

    That's fantastic!

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A GOOD Week - My Body Fat Is Decreasing - So Happy!

Saturday, October 11, 2014



I nervously anticipated my weigh-in/measurement day at the gym this week. Although, I keep active everyday with some form of exercise - I am older. I don't lose weight as quickly as others. I also had eaten too much sodium two days prior to the weigh-in. My thought was just go ahead and DO IT! Get it over with.

I was pleasantly surprised. I had lost 4.5 inches and my Body Fat decreased by 1.72 pounds. That is normally the toughest for me to lose. I also lost weight since my last weigh-in at the gym. I have noticed a little more room in some of my clothes. Especially the thigh area where I lost the most inches.

I am working very hard to be in even better shape by my November check in at the gym. I really have a different attitude. I feel so much better about myself at this time of my life.

  
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SPARKED2BFIT 10/30/2014 7:04PM

    congrats on your progress and wishing you continued success on your November weigh in!! emoticon emoticon

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Your doing fantastic!

Keep doing what your doing and you will see even more positive results next month!

Congratulations!

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FITKAT62 10/17/2014 10:25PM

    Congrats!. My thighs are my biggest challenge.
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KADULAC 10/14/2014 11:12PM

    emoticon emoticon That is wonderful.

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INFLATED 10/13/2014 4:36PM

    That is wonderful news!! Each time I make a little progress, it is a motivator to keep exercising and dealing with my food portions. I am so happy for you! I too do not lose weight quickly since I am older. emoticon emoticon

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4ROSEMARY 10/13/2014 1:16PM

    That's great! You should be proud of yourself!
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KALIGIRL 10/13/2014 9:02AM

    emoticon You rock!

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MCJOYFUL 10/12/2014 9:42PM

    That is so awesome! Way to go!

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/12/2014 7:40PM

    Woohoo - great job

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ACRAIG921 10/12/2014 12:44PM

    Congratulations!! How exciting that your numbers are going in the right direction. You are doing an awesome job!!

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KRISTA987 10/12/2014 11:06AM

    Congrats on such a successful weigh in! What a pleasant surprise, all that worry for nothing! Isn't it amazing how great it feels to get in shape? Use that for your motivation and you will be kicking November's butt right off the calendar!

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WILLOW49 10/11/2014 3:44PM

    GREAT job!
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SHERRY666 10/11/2014 3:43PM

    WOW THAT IS SO AWESOME LINDA......... LOSING INCHES AND BODY FAT IS GREAT......... YOU HAVE BEEN REALLY STICKING WITH IT AND IT'S SHOWING........ KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIS193 10/11/2014 12:03PM

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_LINDA 10/11/2014 11:58AM

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That is fantastic!! Losing inches and body fat is hard to do!
Keep up the great work!

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SPARKL3 10/11/2014 10:47AM

    Congratulations on your success!! You're doing GREAT! emoticon emoticon

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IRISHMUM3 10/11/2014 10:08AM

    Wonderful! Congrats on seeing your healthy decisions paying off.

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Have a great weekend and keep up the great work!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 10/11/2014 1:11AM

    emoticon , Linda! Nicely done. Keep doing what you're doing because it's working. Slow but sure wins the race. A steady loss is more important then a speedy one.

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SUECHAN 10/11/2014 12:53AM

    Awesome! Great job, Linda!

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AUNTALICE2 10/11/2014 12:33AM

    I am so proud of your successes! You have every right to feel good where you are at! In November you will ace it--I am sure!! I am cheering you on!! emoticon

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ZRIE014 10/11/2014 12:06AM

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