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Everything is new, new, new.......

Monday, January 04, 2010

Today is the beginning of a new week.
Today is the beginning of a new month.
Today is the beginning of a new year.
Today is the beginning of a new decade. is the beginning of a new me!

(OK, so I'm a few days late.....but I'm not going to let the little things stop me! )


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MEADSBAY 1/5/2010 10:47PM

I know what you mean and wish you the best in 2010!
Although... I liked the old you just fine, too!

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GRAMMAP1 1/5/2010 10:30PM

    Out with the old: in with the new. Yeah!!!! LYN. you can do it..and so can we!

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GINNIE535 1/5/2010 12:44PM

    So glad to have you on my team! Lets do this!!

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GLORYB2014 1/5/2010 8:02AM

    A new beginning Lyn, for each of us!
Keep encouraging us, we'll get this done together!

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[mrsscrooge, a cup is 8 ounces here]

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FITKAT2010 1/5/2010 5:45AM

    LOL You go girl!

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MRSSCROOGE 1/5/2010 5:24AM

  Yeah lets be positive. I have a few targets, one is drinking 8 cups of water daily(How big is a cup?!) Also planned to walk daily BUT got snow and ice around so its exercise at home for now .Running up and down stairs??? emoticon

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JEANSHEP2 1/5/2010 12:39AM

    We are all in this together! Thanks for the uplift. It is easier to do when you have a buddy, and we all have one another. I'm so glad to be a part of it.

Love ya,

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    Better late than never. Lets get the new everything together.

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CAROLYNVIL 1/4/2010 10:50PM

    I'm going along with you on that. carolyn

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Recipe for a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Take twelve whole months,
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness,
hate, and jealousy.
Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.

Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty or
thirty-one different parts,
but don't make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.

Mix well into each day one part of faith,
one part of patience, one part of courage,
and one part of work.
Add to each day one part of hope,
faithfulness, generosity and kindness.
Blend with one part prayer, one part meditiation,
and one good deed.
Season the whole with a dash of good spirits,
a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play,
and a capful of good humor.

Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
Cook thoroughly over radiant joy,
garnish with a smile,
and serve with quietness, unselfishness,
and cheerfulness.
You're bound to have a happy new year.

(Author unknown)

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MEADSBAY 12/31/2009 10:12PM

    Thanks for sharing- that was sweet.
Happy New Year to you!
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Recipe is great!

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GLORYB2014 12/31/2009 9:39PM

    LOVE this recipe! Thanks Lyn ~ always caring!
This sounds like a happy year, great recipe!!


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CAROLYNVIL 12/31/2009 7:33PM

    I really like your recipe. I'll have to try it. carolyn

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An unexpected boost to my ego....

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Last night, DH and I and about 35 others gathered at an old friends for a semi annual games night.
All people we know well and see ususally every it was comfortable and such great fun.
Lots of fabulous food....I made my devilled eggs, my special carrot cake with cream cheese icing and some lemon bars.
I had my share. I had planned for this calorie splurge for the last week or so.
I regress...

About a month ago I bought a denim fitted jacket.....notice I said 'fitted'. It stretches a little when it is buttoned up. I put on a pair of fitted jeans that I am finally able to fit into, 4 sizes smaller than 8 months ago. I dyed my hair, curled my hair, which I don't normally do, put on this little 'fitted' denim jacket, some make up and earrings and looked at myself in the mirror.
I was so surprised.....I thought to myself, I didn't look half bad for an old broad!

Later, part way through the evening a beautiful young friend about 20 some years younger than me who is into body building and is as stunning as any woman can be...pulled me aside and said..." Lyn! You look gorgeous! " And she continued to commend me for my weight loss and how great I looked.
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That was all I needed to keep myself on track. I had just about decided to quit SP because DH said awhile ago....that's enough, hun! He doesn't want me to lose any more. But just another 20 and I will be over the moon.

I don't care if it comes off slowly from now on (have been on a plateau these past 8 weeks)
just that it does.

Let's all have a great 2010.....OK? I'm planning on it!

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REALLYFATPERSON 12/29/2009 10:53PM

    Lyn, you had better not leave me. I want your energy and strength when I am 50.... I will settle for it now. Great compliment from a friend... fells great. Keep up the great work and you will reach your goal.

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CAROLYNVIL 12/28/2009 10:31PM

    That is great! I hope to lose some in 2010,and get off my plataeu. carolyn

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JEANSHEP2 12/28/2009 12:26AM

    WooHoo! Lyn! Makes it all worth the hard work!

Hang with us - it can only get better!

Happy New Year!


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CAROLJ35 12/27/2009 6:56PM

    What a wonderful blog!!! And a SUPER compliment!!! We are all so proud of you!
Keep up the good work!

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GRAMMAP1 12/26/2009 11:25PM

That is just thrilling Lyn. I am happy for you. I don't want to discourage you, but listen to DH especially after hearing your friend say how fabulous you look. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLORYB2014 12/26/2009 10:33PM

    Oh Lyn, I'd be over the moon if someone gave me compliments like that! Stay with it girl, don't you EVER quit SP, it would never be the same without you!!
And yes, let's plan on a GREAT 2010!!!

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MEADSBAY 12/26/2009 9:41PM

    That must have felt SO good! emoticon

But please don't quit SP!!!
Even if you decide to maintain at your current gorgeous weight, stay here with us because we all learn from each other.
Happy New Year!

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Let's press on.....

Friday, December 25, 2009

Well, Christmas is almost over, only another week left in 2009.
Where did it all go....and this year has passed so quickly for me.
I aim to do better in be more dedicated, to do what is right for myself, and do it better than I ever have before.

Stay strong everyone, we can all make it through the holidays...and let's press on to greater things for ourselves! emoticon



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MEADSBAY 12/26/2009 11:32AM

    I am 10000000% witcha, my friend!
2010- bring it on!


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GLORYB2014 12/26/2009 7:39AM

    Yes Jean, 2010 WILL be a better year!


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JEANSHEP2 12/25/2009 11:20PM

    Lyn, you are so right, and I join you in getting it done!
Thanks for bringing it up front! Go, Classy babes!


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JENNIFER124 12/25/2009 10:01PM

    i like what KatMoM has to say... thats right -- moving forward!!

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HVMBRU 12/25/2009 9:40PM

    Oh, I'm with you, Lyn! Press on!!


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HVMBRU 12/25/2009 9:40PM

    Oh, I'm with you, Lyn! Press on!!


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FITKAT2010 12/25/2009 9:02PM

    Tomorrow starts the best time of year, at least in my mind. The time of reflection, self-assessment and planing strategy to do even better.

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Summoning the will to get back in the race....

Monday, December 07, 2009

I lifted this gem from another SF's page....rereading it today has really hit home with me.

Don't Quit

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the strugglers, when losing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!
- Author Unknown

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2ABETRLIFE 12/13/2009 1:45AM

    Wish I'd read this earlier in the day, or maybe yesterday..... Back on the stick as of this moment. Thanks for sharing this!

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NELLIEBLUE 12/8/2009 6:00PM

    I also needed this today, thanks for sharing. I will be putting a copy in my files.

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JEANSHEP2 12/8/2009 12:25AM

    Lyn, I really needed that today! I have been slipping farther and farther from goal, and I am so disccouraged. This helps so much. Bless you friend!


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GRAMMAP1 12/7/2009 11:38PM

    That is really good. there is a similar one with a Christian flare to it. Quitting gets us no where, but it certainly is great temptation when you don't see results!

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LKWQUILTER 12/7/2009 8:39PM

    Thanks, that really hit the spot. I will NOT QUIT!!!

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GLORYB2014 12/7/2009 7:56PM

    I second that ~ thanks Lyn, I needed this myself today!
Gonna 'lift it' from you my friend, and put on another team, okay?
Wouldn't it be grand if we never got discouraged? But with great friends like you to keep me going, I'll be around forever! I won't quit!

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MEADSBAY 12/7/2009 7:55PM

    This is SO great!
rreat thoughts.
I am sharing it around, too.

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FITKAT2010 12/7/2009 7:22PM

    Love it! I'm sharing it with my EE team and putting a copy of it in my files.

Thanks hon! emoticon

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