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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

So I took this picture because it it better than the picture in Arcada that I took in 2006 when we went to the Grand Canyon and had Smokey the Bear officaiate at our neice's wedding.
But I noticed the cloths are not very stylish.
I thought I was looking thinner than in the past but ....
So I decided to go to Macys and Kohls and have a look at their sale racks.
I found some really great stuff and You will be seeing me in them in future.
I also got lucky at a garage sale and found some name slacks( with tags still on) that fit for a dollar each. I have moved from a two X in 2006 to a size 16 regular woman's. I just shortened a pair of vera wang black jeans and I will get hubby to take a photo. They were marked down to $5.00
So I am going to attend another niece's wedding. I found an Ellen Tracy beaded dress for 15 dollars. They are not woman's size. They are a regular size. I am not getting there fast as you can see. But I am changing my life for the better. It feels really good to make this kind of change.
Like Chris Downey says one little change at a time. One little success at a time. Over time I can see the difference. It really feels good.

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GETDONE 7/8/2010 10:51AM

    emoticonLOOKING GOOD! emoticon

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MISS_VIV 7/1/2010 10:19AM

    woo hoo ........... You are really getting the job done. Such determination. Your family is going to be so surprised at how you look. They will find it hard to recognize you.
Keep up the good work.


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REBECKY44 6/30/2010 6:47PM

    Great motivation! You CAN do this ... and you ARE doing it! Great Job finding those clothing bargains!!

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Visiting with a friend

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

so I am going to go over to my friends house. I have been wanting to get to know her better and I just felt like we were ships that passed in the night.
So that being said, I am going to go with no expectations but I would really like to get to know this lady better.
Well this is bothersome she is not home. She was at her doctors and she called and said she was going to be there at the appointed time.

Well I went over and we talked.
I borrowed a top to wear for the wedding I am attending.
She told me the story of how she met her hubby.
Really romantic.
Nice afternoon.

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EMSSBEARS 6/23/2010 11:27PM

    Hope everything is alright with your friend and her doctor's visit. Were you able to have a nice visit?


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D_K455 6/23/2010 5:13PM

    Have a really good visit and enjoy it

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

I have been using my pedometer since I bought it. I wear it every day. If I exercise, I wear it. If I do not I wear it. I have a consistent record of my walking every day.I also post cardio so I have a record of actually minutes of real exercise.I am going to go out and purchase another pedometer.
I need to organize my life better. I will do that this week. Yeah like that is going to happen but one little change at a time. It really works.
I am also going to post on my daily blog more than I have in the past.
And I am going to eliminate that irritating video blog.

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MISS_VIV 6/24/2010 10:19AM

    Loving the pictures of your garden. Mine seems SO DRY already. Makes me furious. All that water I am using and not much green. I guess I should hook up my drip system. do ya think?

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ELSEEBEE 6/22/2010 7:15AM

    I love my pedometer! A couple of times I've forgotten to put it on, left the house, and been miserable because I'd lost the count for that day. For those of you who say you forget it, I put out at least one piece of clothing I have to put on in the morning (usually my bra!) and then put my pedometer on top of that.That little routine has helped meget in the habit of wearing it every day.

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ROSE6040 6/21/2010 7:59PM

    I can't find an accurate pedometer. What kind do you have?

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ALIMESSA 6/21/2010 12:20PM

    I just bought a HRM and love that...does the pedometer tell you calories used or anything like that? What is the benefit of a pedometer vs. HRM...do you know??

Have a great week...good luck with everything you want to accomplish!

As always,
Stay Strong!!

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MISS_VIV 6/21/2010 9:43AM

    I am looking forward to being a part of your walking routine. I promise I will wear my pedometer. I would like to have a new one like yours, it is so efficient and complete. Glad to see your blogs. emoticon

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MIAJOEB 6/20/2010 4:43PM

    Inspiredapple, I could not put this on your Spark page unless you want to put me on as a friend.
Anyway I have an Omron Walking Style with a leash. I got the kind that counts my steps but when I really get going it counts the steps that I do at an aerobic pace. So yesterday I did 8900 steps but I only did 4900 at an aerobic pace. For me that is about three miles. I do a long slow warm up and I count any lawn or gardening work as well as work steps toward my total. Sometimes I even get aerobic steps at work.
I found I hooked it on my hair clip and it was safely there when I went to put up my hair.
I have done some of my walking but I am going to do some more as soon as my phone gets charged. I like to listen to NPR while I walk.

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SELF-LOVE 6/20/2010 2:33PM

    what kind do you have? emoticon

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AYAH30 6/20/2010 1:43PM

    I always forget my pedometer. I think it is awesome that you are really using yours and tracking what you've done! You have inspired me to start using mine again!


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ALICIA214 6/20/2010 12:54PM


I have a pedometer,and I find I am challenging myself to see if I
can beat my previous day, dont always succeed, but it is fun
trying,healthy too. Cheers.

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ALICIA214 6/20/2010 12:54PM


I have a pedometer,and I find I am challenging myself to see if I
can beat my previous day, dont always succeed, but it is fun
trying,healthy too. Cheers.

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Sometimes things just do not come together 3

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I have been trying to get to know a lady that I have known as an acquaintance for a long time and would love to get to know better.
But Our schedules have been difficult to coordinate.
Today she has a tampon up her nose to stem the blood from a nose bleed.
I just do not feel comfortable bothering her when she is not feeling well.
I have a feel it is not in God's plan for us to be friends.
I really like her but in the 20 years we have known each other it has not worked out.
So I will try again next week but if it does not work out, she will just be an acquaintance.

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MARJIJANE 6/19/2010 4:01AM

    Could it be God's plan? Have you thought that the devil doesn't want you to be friends with her? Perhaps he is preventing the friendship because together you would be a powerful force against him!

In God's perfect timing, all things happen with His blessing! Sometimes our patience is tried because we don't really let God have the lead. When you are strong enough to handle this friendship, it will happen.

Perhaps you could drop her a note to let her know you are praying for her. I don't think that would be a bother to her... she will know that you are aware she has been having a problem...and it must have been obvious by your description. "Today she has a tampon up her nose to stem the blood from a nose bleed" Pray for her... and so will I.

Marjorie emoticon

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

So my yard looks great I mowed the lawn then chopped at the weeds and ivy trying to invade where it is not wanted. I have tomatoes that are quite large but still very deep green.

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EARTHSEAME 6/15/2010 5:03PM

    emoticon Good for you! The bugs are winning in my garden. Only the squash is unaffected.....

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    I love fried green tomatoes they are delicious but to make them less fatening I bake them in the oven.

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NANFACEMIRE1 6/15/2010 4:23PM

    I love gardening. The only garden I have here is my flower gardens. Before we moved here, we had a huge vegetable garden and grew just about everything. I canned and froze all summer for food for the winter. At least that way we knew where the food came from and how it had been treated. I do miss that. emoticon Good luck with your garden for the remaining part of the year. Nancy

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DALLI24 6/15/2010 4:01PM

    I love having a garden. There has been so much rain this year that thing are not producing or they are dying from water rot. Hope you get some great tasting tomatoes.

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