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I do not feel ....

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I am afraid to loose more weight. I have been excited and anxious and happy.
But now I am feeling fearful about taking off more weight.
I am uncomfortable with my body. It is mushy and things are dangling.
I have to wear those stretchy things that hold everything in.
I do not want to be sexy just feel better.
But one of the side effects is I look pretty.
I just don't want that.I am too old for pretty.

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DIANAPHOENIX 9/2/2010 5:59AM

    I understand what you're saying. Although I am just one-quarter the way to goal, I am surprised at being not quite so "invisible." But, it's a good thing, and I think you look great! Just keep moving until you get where you want to go.

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JOFOR15 9/1/2010 9:35PM

Be pretty. It's okay!

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JULIEFRANCES112 9/1/2010 9:32PM

    I don't think you can ever be too old for pretty. You can never be too old to be healthy either. Don't be afraid but you do have to be comfortable with yourself.

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MISS_VIV 9/1/2010 9:09PM

    Never too old for anything that you want to be or do. Age is a state of mind and you are definitely not OLD by any means. Do not be afraid. Keep up the healthy lifestyle and SHINE.

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LOVEAZ 9/1/2010 8:53PM

    There is no such thing as too old for pretty.

As long as it's within medically acceptable ranges, losing a few more pounds will be better for your health.

Keep on going. Eating well and exercising are great for you!

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It is a beautiful ending to summer

Saturday, August 28, 2010

It has been cooler than any summer I have ever experienced in the Sacramento area since we got here in 1973. I have been planting trees and keeping them growing but trying to choose the ones that will not destroy the foundation of the house.
I had to take out a tree in the back yard in preparation for repairing the fence.
It was pushing it into the neighbor's yard.
A couple of hours of work and the pile for big trash day is ready.

The tree is now gone and I had to pull out the pink rose bush.
It is replanted, I hope it does not die, on the other side of the lot by the fruit trees.

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IAM_HIS2 8/29/2010 3:26PM

    Here Western New York (heart of the snow capital), we had a very hot and sunny summer. Everyday we have been in the pool and we have not had much rain. So thank you for sharing those warm temps with us this year.

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MAGPIE74 8/29/2010 8:22AM

    What a beautiful, peaceful, back yard you have. And think of all the exercise you are getting!

What kinds of fruit do you grow and how much of it is edible? I have had some success transplanting roses but you do have to baby them for a while. I hope your rose bush does well.

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First day of school.

Monday, August 23, 2010

So I went back to work today. I am a cafeteria worker. It is my goal to get the kids to love us. Sometimes the children are just distracted and confused.
Especially the little ones. I got one of the noon aids to help a little girl who forgot her milk but no one would let her cut to get it. I am on the other side of the counter with a line of kids wanting their plate and could not get out to help her. Cooperation works.
Every day this next week, I will ask her if she has her milk and smile.

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ELSEEBEE 8/25/2010 8:29PM

    As a retired teacher, I salute you! What a great person you are to take notice of that little girl. You may make a big difference in that child's life just by showing her you care. You sdchool is fortunate to have you!

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PATIENCE17 8/23/2010 9:30PM

    Love the story! I also went back to school today. I'm a PE teacher. I don't have a wonderful story to tell about today, but yours is great. Have an awesome day tomorrow and tell that little girl hi for me!

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DEPAULGIRL09 8/23/2010 8:29PM

    That's a great thing to do. We need more people like you in the world who are patient with the kids and willing to help them.

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MISS_VIV 8/23/2010 8:14PM

    Thanks Maria, and those noon aides are invaluable as the little ones get used to what really happens in the lunch line.

Bless you.

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hey, your pants are falling down

Friday, August 20, 2010

MY friend said," hey Maria, your pants are falling down."
Was I embarassed? No I was so happy the pants that had been too tight to get on are now...... falling off!

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MIMULUSBUG 8/23/2010 3:44AM


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    Time to find some smaller pants!!! Right now I'm just going down to hem some I bought years ago and never wore (they were on sale, but just a tad small for me at the time, and kept getting smaller till lately) - Congrats on your falling pants!

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ECONLADY 8/20/2010 12:49PM

    Fantastic! emoticon

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ELKHOUNDMOM1 8/20/2010 12:19PM

    Great news! You must be proud! emoticon emoticon

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MISS_VIV 8/20/2010 10:18AM

    I would love to have the problem of pants falling down.
Love elastic, they always seem to fit. HAHAHAHAHAHA


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SHAPNUP 8/20/2010 8:57AM

    It's a beautiful thing, isn't it? emoticon

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JULIEFRANCES112 8/20/2010 6:57AM

    What a nice feeling when you can't keep your pants from falling down.LOL Keep up the good work!

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FLYA180BOBBI 8/20/2010 1:04AM

  Great!! I'm having to buy new clothes for the school year. [I reach Pre-k to 8th] And this year, I want to go in style... no more "Mom" jeans; no more Empire style dresses [they can hide a lot]

Well, when your pants fall down that's a good thing. I was wearing a size 34 jeans for ever, and finally decided they were just too big and baggy. I tried on a size 32 - still big. I tried on my 30s and they fit just fine!! I hope I can wear them for a while, but these pages, and people like you, keep me going.

Nice blog

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No pictures

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I could not get the camera to work in the conditions of rough sea on the boat. I took a few but then the camera stopped working. But I saw two blue whales up close. And many humpbacks moving and sticking their tails in the air.

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RTLISA 8/18/2010 10:34PM

    Too bad about the photos! emoticon

Sounds like an excellent trip, though! emoticon on the awesome experience & welcome home.

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ECONLADY 8/18/2010 10:19PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

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