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hello I am back

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

I have been gone for a few weeks. I have not been very motivated, I think it is this dreary weather. The short days and lack of Sun has me down. I know that I will feel better once spring arrives. My goal right now is to not gain a lot of weight before I get my motivation back. I know that this spring I will be stronger than I was this time last year.
I got a new Kindle Fire HE for Christmas. I plan on taking it to work with me so I can track my food at work.

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MJREIMERS 2/5/2014 1:33PM

    Glad you are back. I wondered where were. I thought of you as I drove past the JCC the other day. Keep at it! Check in often for motivation.

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ROCKYCPA 2/4/2014 9:33PM

    emoticon - Keep trying!

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SUGAR0814 2/4/2014 9:14PM

    Don't give up! emoticon

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68ANNE 2/4/2014 7:13PM

    Glad to see you back. Keep on trying and you have a head start on spring! Hugs

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my goals.

Monday, December 23, 2013

I have to confess that in the last month I have not exercised as much as I would like to. I have been busy working two jobs and my son has been getting in trouble at school. The good news I have not gained weight, I even lost a couple of pounds. I just joined Blue Moon Fitness. It is a local gym that is about 3 miles from home and it will cost 20.00 a month. I can bring a friend and work out together and I love the location. My second piece of good news, I am 5 pounds closer to my new goal of weighting 165 pounds. I wanted to be at this goal weight by Christmas. I will not reach this goal, but I am very close.

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MJREIMERS 12/23/2013 3:53PM

    emoticon for you on the gym membership and being closer to your goal. emoticon

I hope things settle down with your son. The stress of that makes it even more amazing what you've accomplished this month. You should be so proud!


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FITFRIT 12/23/2013 12:52AM

    nice on that gym find! Great price and location.

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68ANNE 12/23/2013 12:42AM

    You must be moving good to have lost a bit and doing well with the food too. Good luck with both jobs and the son

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SUSANBEAMON 12/23/2013 12:33AM

  good for you. you can do it. keep it up.

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SUGAR0814 12/23/2013 12:32AM

    Hope everything works out with your son. Congrats with your weight loss! emoticon emoticon

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I had a flat tire Saturday morning

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Thank God for AAA. I was driving to work this AM for a meeting and I had a flat tire. I was almost there so I parked and went to the meeting. After the meeting I called AAA and within an hour my car was back on the road. I was so worried that it would take a lot longer. It is so cold here and my feet are freezing. But thank God for helping me stay safe.

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68ANNE 12/10/2013 9:52PM

    I am so glad you have AAA, they are the best

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SUGAR0814 12/9/2013 12:07AM

    Glad AAA showed up to help you!!

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DR1939 12/8/2013 10:39AM

    Glad it worked out. That's one yearly membership that is never questioned in our house.

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GHOSTFLAMES 12/8/2013 7:08AM

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52 Week Money Challenge - Are you Game???

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

I am going to do this, but I will put the money in my savings account. This way no one can spend it.

So how does it work exactly??? Well for 52 weeks you save the same amount of money for which week you are on. For instance week one you save $1, week two you save $2, and so on. By the end of your 52 weeks you will have saved $1,378.00. It may not seem like a whole lot, but it is when you are not taking that much each week from your paycheck and just putting it in a jar and allowing it to add up.

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SUGAR0814 12/3/2013 10:54PM


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68ANNE 12/3/2013 7:18PM

    That is a great challenge!

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    hmm interesting and I'll give it some thought.

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SUNSET09 12/3/2013 3:48AM

  emoticon I'm all in as it's a good habit to start! What a way to enter into the New Year! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YMWONG22 12/3/2013 3:25AM

  Good idea. Saves some money and in a way can practice build consistency.
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144AUTUMN 12/3/2013 1:48AM

  you can do it!!

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2DAWN4 12/3/2013 1:16AM

    I saw this too! Thought what a great idea! I actually thought about going backwards and starting with week 52. Doesn't make sense now but the idea sounded good at 2:00 a.m.

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I had my first pedicure today

Friday, November 08, 2013

I have never had a pedicure before in my life. I always hated my toenails and I could not stand to let someone else touch them. On my little toes the nails point upwards and they are very small. My right foot, my big toe the nail is yellow and never changes.
Well, my best friend's daughter is learning how to fix hair and do nails, and the school needed models. I volunteered to let her friend do my feet. It was not as bad as I thought it might have been. they were a little concerned about my yellow toe nail. but did my feet anyway. She was able to paint all of my toes even the tiny ones with the tiny nails. I picked a dark red and I love it.
Here are a couple of pictures that my friend took with her smart phone.

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SUGAR0814 11/26/2013 12:59AM

    Hope you enjoyed it! emoticon

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KRITTEN1 11/10/2013 9:53AM

    emoticon emoticon

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68ANNE 11/9/2013 9:42PM

    they are fun

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MJREIMERS 11/9/2013 8:24PM

    I had my first pedicure about a year ago, thanks to my daughters. I loved it and now "treat" myself every so often. I love pedicures!

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SS51RE 11/9/2013 2:06PM

  Self pampering feels so good!

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