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Friday, July 06, 2012

I can't get through a meal without getting food all over the front of my shirt. But tonight was different! Tonight at dinner a bit of sauce dribbled off my fork. Instead of hitting my chest, it dropped straight into my lap.

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OPTIMIST1948 7/8/2012 11:52AM

    Oh, so THAT'S why people put the napkin there! Ummm, go you?

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SANDYW1945 7/7/2012 7:18AM

    emoticon Good for you!

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TATTER3 7/7/2012 6:25AM

    Oh tis a spark moment for sure!!! LOL

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BLUE42DOWN 7/7/2012 12:36AM

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I'm laughing with, seriously. I totally know ALL about being unable to eat without spilling something at least once. (Though I honestly don't think I'll ever get to have a lap-spill NSV. =P)

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NATPLUMMER 7/6/2012 9:02PM

    Totally yay!!

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TRUCKNMIKE 7/6/2012 9:01PM

  that is soooooooo me! Now you'll just have to get new pants.

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KDAILEY70 7/6/2012 8:59PM

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CAKEMAKERMOM 7/6/2012 8:55PM

    That's great! And I hope you had the napkin there to catch it.

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Fangirl happiness

Sunday, July 01, 2012

After 40+ years of loving him, I finally got to see Neil Diamond in concert tonight. He may be 70 years old, but he still gives an amazing show.

Hubby went with me, even though his experience of Neil Diamond is only overhearing his parents' music, since they were both fans. He recognized a lot of the songs, but said that the most fun was watching me be so happy.

I'm a little hoarse from cheering, but ever so pleased!

  
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NATPLUMMER 7/2/2012 12:39PM

    YAY!!

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APPLESBANANAS 7/2/2012 5:52AM

    Yes!! I saw him in high school, I think I was 16, my friend and I really got into our parents records and were listening non-stop to his. We both saved up money for the tickets, and were able to get some nosebleed seats at the Gund Arena. I'm not as big a fan now, but I still like to listen every now and then. I'm so excited you got to see him, I hope he's still going strong and I hope he played your favorite songs!

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I am lame!

Friday, June 29, 2012

No, seriously. I have bruised the ligaments in the pad of my right foot (behind the toes) and am having pain walking on it. It's the rolling motion of walking that causes it to hurt most, and I biked on it without much discomfort. But I need to let it rest and recover, so no really long rides for a while. Just 20-ish ones.

In some ways it's a bit of a relief. I was planning on participating in a 60-mile ride on Sunday, but it's going to be 95 degrees. The wisdom of riding that far in that kind of weather would have led to a lot of internal debate, but now I don't even have to think about it.

  
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OPTIMIST1948 7/3/2012 3:23PM

    Ouch! Maybe try swimming or aqua jogging to get cardio without impact. Pain may be bad, but I subscribe to the ideal that an elevated heartrate helps you heal a bit faster. Within reason of course.

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EUPHRATES 7/1/2012 1:42PM

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NATPLUMMER 6/29/2012 6:02PM

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BLUE42DOWN 6/29/2012 2:04PM

    Take care of that foot!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 6/29/2012 11:56AM

    Your foot made the decision for you. Mid 90's is way too hot.

Heal quickly, don't do anything to harm it farther.
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DRAGONCHILDE 6/29/2012 10:26AM

    I was about to come in here and get on to you for talking badly about yourself... but I see you mean the OTHER definition of lame. ;)

Feel better!

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TATTER3 6/29/2012 10:17AM

    My SIL hurt his foot in a similar way. Just heal well and quickly!

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Paleo evangelism is making me crazy

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Apparently I have not lost any weight. Because I'm still eating grains, which are poison, and I can't possibly be healthy.

Funny how neither the scale nor my wardrobe reflect this. 65 pounds gone, 6 sizes smaller, despite eating bread.

Hmmm....

  
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OPTIMIST1948 6/29/2012 7:27AM

    Extremism of any kind is bad, politics, religion and diet plans.

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NATPLUMMER 6/28/2012 1:09PM

    emoticon You know how people are.

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BEARGODDESS 6/28/2012 12:00PM

    Food evangelism of any kind drives me crazy! I lean toward low carb, but love the taste of home made bread and refuse to give it up! We are all so different, with such different metabolisms that everyone really has to find what works for themselves.
I also, sometimes notice people here who view food as the "enemy". I know that there were no "enemies" who caused me to gain, just an unwillingness to move.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 6/28/2012 11:34AM

    Do what you need to for you and don't listen to extremists.

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MUGGLEMUM 6/28/2012 9:20AM

    I have a colleague who is totally Paleo (and she weights about 12 pounds). I've done a little bit of reading on it, and I understand it's benefits. That said, every "program" has good and not so good things. My veterinarian always says not to change our dogs' food abruptly. In fact, he says, expect a food change (mixing old food-new food) gradually for up to six months for some dogs. So, when my husband was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, I listened to the vet! We made SMALL changes, which got bigger over time. Over six months, we had made some huge changes. A lot of times, zealots wants us to lay down our evil ways and pick up a whole new life immediately, but for real changes, less is more!

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SHRINKINGSHERI 6/28/2012 7:23AM

    emoticon Do what works best for you...

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TATTER3 6/28/2012 6:10AM

    What works...works. Love the hype on 'bad' foods! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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MPLANE37 6/28/2012 3:37AM

    For a while I tried going low carb... I was miserable. I felt so little energy. I did not want to work out. Then I re-introduced the complex carbs (e.g. whole wheat spaghetti). What a difference! I wanted to run again. I was not sluggish any more! For a very long time, I was blaming the carbs for my weight problem. Now I am thinking, it was not the carbs, not the fats, and certainly not the proteins. It was uncontrolled intake of all of that. How sad. It was my brain which was screwing it up.

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SARA72121 6/28/2012 3:04AM

    I think any diet or lifestyle that completely restricts a food group is BS. I've lost over 100 pounds and for a good portion of it I was still eating white bread, white pasta and limited grains. I made the switch whole grain pasta and wheat bread mostly because they have so much more protein. Keep doing what works for you and don't let other people's opinions bother you!

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DESERTDREAMERS 6/28/2012 1:38AM

    Life is an illusion! Congrats on your progress emoticon

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TAMPATINK67 6/28/2012 12:38AM

    We all have to find the path that works for each of us. If there was a single answer that worked for everyone - we'd all know it and be trying it!

Zealots are hard to take sometimes (regardless of topic), but I try to thing of them as just very passionate people.

And yes - I too am Paleo.

Glad to heard your plan is working for you! I'm also happy I found this answer for me....

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Summer lovin' -- at Walmart!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Last summer, I couldn't get my favorite skorts up around my hips. On Sunday, they almost fell off my body. It was clearly time to find some new summer clothes, but I didn't want to spend a fortune. So I went to Walmart and picked out some light cotton summer dresses. I started at the Plus-sized rack, where the styles and colors were kind of ugly, but decided to risk the disappointment of the regular sized department.

Sure enough, the regular sized dressed fit me! I walked out with three cute cotton dresses in size 16/18 that only cost $10 each!

I still don't have any shorts that fit, but at least I have some cute dresses!

  
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DANA48131 7/7/2012 12:57AM

    Great news!!!

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EUPHRATES 6/26/2012 9:07AM

    Have I mentioned recently how proud of you I am? Oh I have?
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Well, I'll say it again - you RAWK lady!

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AMANDASHRINKING 6/19/2012 6:12PM

    got to love their prices for sure!!!!

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NATPLUMMER 6/19/2012 9:37AM

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 6/19/2012 9:33AM

    Yay! Love when we can find cute stuff and it's a great price too!

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SHARONSPARKLE 6/19/2012 9:09AM

    I'm a Wal Mart shopper as well. Why not buy something cute at half the price of the malls, especially as we are losing weight!

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AZMOMXTWO 6/19/2012 9:01AM

  way to go and a great price as a bonus

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