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Thus begins the 5% Challenge... today.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

So, I've done my inital weigh in for the start of this challenge... it was bad - 245.5 - but that is down from earlier this week (Monday) where I was 248.5... so I have lost 3 lbs this week. I have been doing better food wise... but wouldn't ya know it that day one of the challenge is leftover pizza and chili day. :) Ok... so I opted to make the chili cause it's a chili kind of day... highs in the lower to mid-50's, overcast, has been raining but stopped... and we have the fire ring out for later this evening. Along with marshmallows :). You just gotta have chili on the first REAL fall feeling day of the year... well we do anyhow. :)

But I'm ready for the challenge regardless. My treadmill is out and in front of a big window... my exercise bike is still in front of the big tv... and ready to be used, and I actually know where my exercise dvd's are. :) The thing is... where do I fit in the exercise? I hate exercising when I have an audience. Just a thing I have, so after work is kinda out... evenings are an option, but dang that's not a good time of day to exercise. When the family is in bed, that's where I wanna be, too. So there's the morning... getting up 1/2 to an hour earlier than everyone else. I have done this before, but don't adore it, although I am ALWAYS glad I did it and got it over with for the day. I imagine I'll be doing a combination of mornings and evenings.

Food... I'm ready. Going to keep carbs low (under 100 for now) and calories within reason. Going to shoot for 1000 to 1300. I'm striving for higher quality and less quantity. :) After today's chili indulgence... I'm gonna be strict.

This is the 3rd 5% challenge I've done. I've not lost 5% at all on the previous 2. :/ It's time I do. On December 1st, 2012, the last day of this challenge... I will weigh 233 or less.

Dear Fat Renee',

Love, Thin Renee'


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BIGPAWSUP 10/25/2012 11:13AM

    I have faith in you. You can do it. You will do it. And you will be marvelous for doing it! Now go get 'em

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SPARKNMOM 10/14/2012 2:33PM

    You can do this, my dear!!

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LJR4HEALTH 10/9/2012 6:53AM

    Renee Making time always seems to be the hardest part schedule it in on your calendar then stick to it. I don't think anyone really likes working out in front of others. I'm with the others you can have chili for dinner. When we start to see this journey to ahealthy lifestyle as a chore is when we throw the towel in and quit. YOu can eat what you like in moderation emoticon emoticon forward its all about one day at a time

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LADYPIXEL 10/8/2012 3:17PM

    I would strongly advise you to raise your caloric intake. You should always eat at least 1200 calories worth of food a day. Going too low on your calories will actually halt your weight loss efforts as your body goes into starvation mode and stores all of the food you eat... and you don't want to sit there and lose no weight at all while putting out all this effort to lose weight, do you? :)

I presently have a goal of doing ten hours of exercise a week. My calorie range is 1350-1700. And I am losing weight while eating good, healthy meals. Heck, I can even have chili (and in fact, maybe I'll make some white chicken chili for dinner again this week... hmm.) You don't have to starve yourself to lose weight, nor should you try. :)

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    I must agree with some of the other comments. You should enjoying things like chili along your journey to being healthier. Chili can actually be a healthy meal and very satisfying, it is harder when you start denying yourself things you enjoy. I also think that getting in the habit of exercising in front of others will be a good positive thing for your family to see. First off your setting a good example for your family and secondly they see that you are committed to a healthier lifestyle. YOU can do this. I LOVE the picture you put on here, I just downloaded that one for a phone background. You can do the challenge and all you set out to do!

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BLUEKITTYJAN 10/7/2012 7:34PM

    Your looking at it as if it should hurt. You can eat anything, even chili with in reason. I doubt that sparks people told you to go down to 1000 calories. It's not a healthy way to lose weight. Follow your calories on your nutrition tracker. If you feel its not low enough try doing more things to move. It doesn't have to be exercise. Try washing your car or raking leaves or do the heavier housework. Just pick up a challenging chore that needs to be done. You'll achieve calorie burn and get work done too. This is working really well for me. I am burning a lot of calories a day. I keep track with this site using the calorie burning tracker at http://www.healthstatus.com/calcula
It gives you a whole new perspective on what is exercise. For instance at your weight driving for 30 minutes equals 118 cals burned. Check it out. emoticon

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HEALTHYSLIM2 10/7/2012 1:22PM

    YES - you can do this!!
Slow and steady wins the race... just remember, if you consistently make the correct choices, it always pays off. So stay focused on the WHY you want to do this, and you will succeed!!
As far as the exercising in front of others thing - although I can relate, I want to offer another perspective. I'd give a LOT to have 2 exercise machines in my home! Not having the space makes that impossible! And in front of a TV or lovely view - - wow! So, see if you can get over it and just do that exercise when your family is there. You can still be part of the flow of things AND the kids get to see mom exercise and make that important life choice (good); stick to her actions to acheive her goals (good); and stay committed to herself (real, real good!)
OR - make the morning YOUR time. Get a great motivational tape (like maybe Joyce Meyer?) and play it while you exercise. That will start the day off so right!
Those are just my thoughts, for whatever they are worth. Hope they support you, as they're offered with the best of intentions.
Anyway, I know you are going to be successful.
5% challenge - you got this!!

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LIBRA73 10/7/2012 12:18PM

    I hate an audience, too. When the hubs is at home or the kids, I go for a walk or run. I love getting my work out done in the morning. No more dreading it, it's done for the day!

Good luck girl! I know you can do this!

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BOOGITY12 10/6/2012 10:49PM

    I know exactly what you mean about working out in front of people. My hubby does it all the time and doesn't care, but I hate it. Unfortunately, I am NOT a morning person, and I'm lazy after about 8:00 pm, so I do it anyway.

Jealous of your weather, by the way - it was 86 here today and just doesn't feel like fall yet. I should be used to that by now but I'm not. (Florida)

Looking forward to seeing how we all do with the challenge!

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MICHELELYNN777 10/6/2012 7:50PM

    Go, Renee! You are ready to do this! emoticon

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SEASONS__CHANGE 10/6/2012 3:34PM

    Good luck Renee, you can do it.

BTW, love your page!


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JOANN1212 10/6/2012 3:27PM

    u can do it!!!!!

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5% Challenge Assignments

Saturday, September 29, 2012

This blog is for my 5% Challenge Countdown Assignments. These 5% Challenges are by invitation only... and the teams are limited, so I feel lucky to be a part of it... It's time I actually make good and LOSE my 5% this time.

These are the Countdown Assignments:
1) Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? got what I have.
What is your exercise plan? to do something 5 days per week: SP 28 Day Bootcamp DVD... with a sprinkling of walking and samba reggae.
Do you know what diet you will follow? low carb again. It's been a while, but I always did well and felt wonderful with this plan. I'll be eating lots of fresh veggies, low carb fruits like berries and melons, lean meats like chicken breast, no skin, and drinking lots of water. I will totally be avoiding the "white" food group.
Found some recipes? have cookbooks and the internet. :)
Have you stocked up on the foods? I'll be grocery shopping next week.
Do you know how to connect with your team mates? yep
Did you put your Fall 5% Challenge Commitment on your page? I did.

2) Update the Sparkpage. I do that often... but it's time for a Halloween Re-do.

3) The Reasons:
What do you want to change? my fat person mentality... the way I look at food, exercise and myself.
How do you want to look? Duh. Thinner, healthier, ... good. :)
How do you want to feel? I want to feel good and confident about being in my own skin. no more embarrassment, no more low self-esteem, no more hiding.
What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? Go up the stairs to my office without getting winded. Shop in regular sizes ... anywhere and totally ROCK anything I want to wear. Concentrate on tasks at hand instead of worrying what people might be thinking of me. Run into old friends and classmates and say hello instead of running the other way. Finally attend a class reunion. And everything I put in this poster I made years ago....

And list all the OTHER things that you want to change! I want to read more, dance more, be involved with more things, and spend less time worrying about the way I look and what other people think and spend more time living and loving life!

4) List ALL your trigger foods. Mostly sweets, but also Mexican food. I can just eat salsa and tortillas all day. Throw in guacamole and I'm in heaven. :)

What are the sources of the Triggers Foods? Usually stuff I have here at home. I have a family and can't eliminate some of their favorite foods just because I can't seem to control myself. Also... a local Mexican food restaurant... when my co-worker is wanting something from there, I have a very very very hard time not getting myself some guacamole and chips.

Describe the most common situations where you reach for the trigger foods or snacks. What room are you in? The living room. What time is it? Normally right after work. What are you doing? Relaxing and watching tv. Who is with you? I am usually alone because the kids are busy with homework. How do you feel? Tired, deserving of a treat and some chill time. Are you eating to feel better? Yes. Are you bored? Sometimes. By getting the food how does it make what you are doing better? Double the enjoyment :) a great show and great food. What should you be doing at that time? Chilling without food.

Do you see a pattern? Definitely. What types of foods are you reaching for? Usually leftovers from suppers and if there are none, then anything that's FAST. Does convenient access make a difference? Tremendously. How can you better handle the situations to avoid the triggers and not binge or eat more than you should. Willpower. I'm not hungry, really, most of the time, and if I am I should grab a fruit. and JUST THE ONE. Often my eating after work turns into a binge. :/

How will you not do that again? Perhaps not watch tv, I could read instead or maybe go for a walk... naaa.... for me that's not realistic. I should plan for my after work time.

Write out your strategy to avoid the Triggers. I will drink more water and have a small snack ready specifically for this time... and NOT leftovers. With the cold weather coming, I could drink my coffee. I love coffee when the weather is cool. More importantly, I will stay focused on my goals... even the little ones like not pigging out after work in front of the tv. Yes.... that's one of my daily goals. :)

5) Knowing my numbers: I will fill this in on day one of the challenge.
October 6, 2012 Day 1 Current weight: 246
Target weight for this challenge: 233
By when? December 1, 2012
Calories per day: it says 1250 to 1600 when I enter my number in goals & progress, but I plan on shooting for more around 1000 to 1300
Calories to burn per day: about 200

6) Is there something you eat often that you have learned to cut the calories on? What works best for you? Do you have something you can share? I do the basics that most know of already.... removing skin from chicken, choosing lower fat and caloried salad dressings, eliminating sugared drinks (no sense drinking calories!) increasing WATER, cutting portion sizes on higher calorie foods, and increasing portion sizes on low calorie foods like fresh veggies. Using cooking sprays instead of butter when sauteeing or cooking. I find planning and measuring to be highly effective.

7) Clean out and tidy the frige, cabinets, and pantry. Assess the diet plan, make menus, make a grocery list, shop... Get the food in order. I will be working on doing all this this week.

8) List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. I have problems with focus, portion control, laziness, giving in to temptation, negative self-talk, boredom, emotional eating, and time.
Write a strategy that will keep you on track....
focus: daily reminders and post-it notes everwhere I feel I need to be reminded.
portion control: measuring, planning and willpower.
laziness: stop it. yeah I wish it were that easy. I'd much rather watch tv or read than exercise.... but I have to be in contol, so ... stop it. I have to use my strength to get over the laziness....

giving in to temptation: will power to say no. I have it in me, and as long as I'm focused this one is fairly easy...

negative self-talk: stop myself in mid criticism and replace with positive self-talk....

boredom: learn to live with it and handle it. Find something to occupy myself, but remember there will be times of boredom... and that it is not a open invitation for eating...

emotional eating: write instead. don't take it out on food or myself, take it out on paper. Write when I feel like eating and I KNOW I'm not hungry....

and time: we all find time to do things we really want to do.... I can do this, too.

9) Track Your Progress with a Measuring Tape - will do and I'll post them on my measurements tracker.

10) Are you prepared to reach your goals? (Quiz) My result: You're well on your way to reaching your goals! But you could help yourself get there more easily by implementing a few changes, like enlisting a diverse support group, tracking your progress, and rewarding yourself along the way.
I scored not so great because of choices I made in the past, and I don't have everything all planned out just yet... namely my number, but I'll get those on day 1 of this challenge.

11) Join your Challenge Team and participate: Introduce Yourself, welcome others, read blogs and discussion comments and post a comment... Done!

12) Meet and greet members of your Challenge team... new members! ... Done!

Ok, well those are it... and I'm ready to get ready :) I still have the food to get in order: menu and grocery list making and the shopping... and I still have my initial weigh ins and goals to set from that. Participation will be daily. I am a Casual Traveler again for this challenge... and I am looking forward to reaching my goals!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 10/4/2012 3:27AM

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CYNDI1956 9/30/2012 9:21AM

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GMO_JEN 9/29/2012 2:08PM

    That is a great blog! I know you can do it :)

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MOM_TO_AKI 9/29/2012 1:54PM

    emoticon Looking forward to see you reach your goalΒ΄s.

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 9/29/2012 12:25PM

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I can feel it, you really want it this time, you're going to go on an exercise streak like never before. You will get to that point of wanting to go, you will feel sluggish if you don't. You will be on a great roll and love how you feel. Think it, say it, do it!
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    Great blog. U have such a great system set up for yourself. Just wondering how come you cant take the walk in the evening after work? What if you were to do some stretches or ST while watching Tv. I know that sp just had an article about exercises during commercials you could do. Or even commit to ten minutes of something to refocus yourself? I know for me I like to take a walk with the kids to end my dinner if I feel like I want to still eat. I know you can do it!

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LYNNIERN 9/29/2012 10:00AM

    Such a great blog and you really gave me a lot of good ideas. I hadn't thought about avoiding "white foods" and that's a great idea. I love the exercise algorithm and had to laugh about the class reunion. I haven't been to one of mine since graduating in '79 and I tell myself it's because the schedule it on my birthday but really, it's about the weight.


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LIBRA73 9/29/2012 9:48AM

    I know you can do it girl!

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Riding the Waves...

Sunday, September 02, 2012

I have had this pic up on my page on and off many times. It's really how I need to approach my life a lot of the times. There are things I can control and things I can't and some things I should have controlled, didn't, and now reaping the consequences. But instead of falling into a depression again, I'm going to ride those waves and do the best I can. I'm learning to surf the waves of life. :)

Yesterday I think I did pretty dang well with my eating. I stayed within ranges and I felt terrific about it. Today, not so great. I am over by quite a bit... but, I'm still ok with it. My plan is to even out the calories tomorrow... and then continue on, with even more determination to not give in to temptation. I also weighed this morning... back up again: 247. It's hard to believe how heavy I am. I often don't "feel" that heavy... but I sure do look that heavy... ugh.

But, today is the last day I'll ever weigh 247! YAY! emoticon

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OHANAMAMA 9/29/2012 7:34PM

    Thank you, everyone for your encouragement and comments!
I have to renew the commitment every day... but I'm still surfing! :)

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DISPATCHER04 9/19/2012 5:22AM

    Go Renee!! :)

(Your blog seems to have gathered quite the following!) emoticon

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DUBIEL3 9/8/2012 7:52PM

  I'd like to join this blog. My main goal in life is to lose weight. I surf about 4 times a week and live near Waikiki. I'm a 70 year old male. My weight is 180 today and I'd like to get back into the 160's. I'm 5'10". Surfing is much easier at a lower weight.
Like almost everyone else I eat way too much.

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ANGRITTER 9/6/2012 3:45PM

    You go sister! I don't feel like I weight 265 either, but when I see pictures of me working out, I can SEE it. I don't even recognize myself sometimes, and that's the worst.

I am learning to look at myself every day in the mirror to get to know the REAL me. It's hard, but I need to do it so I can face the fact that I am a WIDE LOAD and need to be a VW Beetle!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 9/5/2012 3:27AM

    Great approach! Ride the waves instead of trying to stop the tide.
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Personally, I have found that to make it all "work" for myself for the long-haul... and have a true LIFESTYLE change, I am better off looking at the weekly picture. Because some days I might not be 100% successful with my eating or exercise, but over 7 whole days it can all come together to make a pretty acceptable 'picture'. So anyway, I am just giving you words of support and encouragement.
I love that tomorrow is always another day and especially that God's mercies are new each day!!
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CRAZY_KAT_1984 9/4/2012 11:11PM

    Keep moving forward! Its important to celebrate your victories. You have an awesome attitude! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOLLY_37 9/4/2012 9:21AM

    Love that! emoticon

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GMO_JEN 9/3/2012 7:29PM

    Love the attitude! I hope the waves get a little easier to ride, though! You can do this :)

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SPARKNMOM 9/3/2012 12:46PM


I've had a thousand day ones...and I'll have more as I'll fall but I'll never ever give up.

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LIBRA73 9/3/2012 9:06AM

    Very cool! Love that attitude!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 9/3/2012 12:48AM

    Forgive yesterday, hope for tomorrow, do better today. We can't be perfect, but we can strive to choose the better choice.

What would you have done in the past? Some would give up and berate themselves, which makes things worse. So how you can you do better now? Just as you said, continue on and keep trying. One mistake, even one day, isn't going to make or break a healthy lifestyle. Forgive any errors in judgement and learn from them. Ride the waves - work on balancing through the wind and water and if you fall then find the shore so you can head back out and try again.

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CAT609 9/2/2012 11:48PM

    emoticon Awesome!

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VIMVIGOR 9/2/2012 11:27PM

  emoticon attitude. emoticon Cheryl emoticon

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 9/2/2012 10:26PM

    Awesome! Each day is a new day! I love the wave picture, that is a great one!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 9/2/2012 10:14PM

    Awesome attitude! You can do this!

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MAD-RUNNER-CHIC 9/2/2012 10:04PM

    That's a really great message, thanks for sharing.

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I'm Still Here

Saturday, September 01, 2012

And I want a moment to be real,
Wanna touch things I don't feel,
Wanna hold on and feel I belong.
And how can the world want me to change,
They’re the ones that stay the same.
They can’t see me,
But I’m still here.
***I love this song, I'm Still Here, by Johnny Rzeznik*** It moves me... speaks to me, speaks for me in some ways***

Sometimes I feel so sorry for myself... I'm so fat, I can't control my eating, I hate to exercise, I need more money, my house is a mess, and real friendships are non-existent... and then I learn about someone who helps me put things into proper perspective...

Have you met Shiloh Pepin? An amazing little girl wise beyond her years, with a zest for life and a self-confidence like no other. Happy, accepting of who she is... with no desire for anyone to change her... "It's the way I was made when I was born." She told Oprah. And she remained true to her beautiful and precious little self until the day she died.

So... with this new outlook.. no more pity party. If there is something I want to change, then change it. If there's something I need to fix, then fix it... but above all, love life, live life, full of spirit!

Today's blog was going to be just that... a pity party. Day 1 of yet again another diet that I'm half-heartedly committing to... whining about lack of time and money to get things done... and varius ways I aim to change. I posted that before... Not this time, not now.

Well... I'm still here, I am a child of God, I am healthy, I am loved, I am in control of my own life and my own choices.. there is no place for personal pity... What right do I have to think things are so bad with me/for me? I do not like who I have become lately... full of excuses, lacking control, not caring most of the time, really, often feeling down and depressed...

Well, I don't want to be that way any more. And I won't.

"...who you are inside is what makes you a star." ~Shiloh
"You'll never know if you never try." ~Shiloh

"I believe she's here to just pay testimony that the human spirit is incredible and you can achieve your dreams as long as you have the will and the drive and the spirit," Elmer Pepin said of his daughter. "And she definitely has that, no doubt about it."

Shiloh Jade Pepin 1999-2009

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PRISTIQ 9/3/2012 10:47PM

    there is an angel with you and she is helping you live a life you can deal with
a little at a time

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 9/2/2012 2:31PM

    I like this blog, there are real feelings here, feelings that all of us deal with. I like quiet time, but if I have too much quiet time, negative thoughts start creeping in. That's when I start playing christian music. There is so much great, uplifting, happy music out there and it reminds me of how much I am loved and that I am here for a purpose. I might not ever really know what that purpose is but I do know that I am here for a reason. I've been down in a dark deep hole of sorrow before, and when I feel any of that creeping in, I have to do something to change directions, I won't let myself go there again. It's hard climbing out of the hole, but it is worth it, you will get there. There are many happy days ahead - keep reaching for them!

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LIBRA73 9/2/2012 11:08AM

    Great blog girl!

I love that you let it all out!

Only one thing to fix in this blog.....real friendships do exist! AHEM! Lol!

I know what you mean!

Big hugs girl! Let's kill some calories the only way us horror fans know how to......brutally!

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MIDNIGHTER1 9/2/2012 1:15AM

    Very nice.Everyday you have an opportunity to be better. To decided which mndset you choose to live your life from on that day. Make a conscious effort to be positive ,know you wil have to use focus and determinaton to achieve your goal.Don't beat yourself up anymore. Today is a new day with a new commitment. Lift your spirits and know you can do this. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 9/2/2012 12:15AM

    Wow, I don't know this glorious young person but I would say she is very inspirational. I'm happy she is someone who has shown you the value of life and daily living.

I think you are a wonderful person and deserve to be happy and healthy. I'm always here for you.


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NORWOODGIRL 9/2/2012 12:01AM

    Shiloh was definitely an inspiration. It sounds like you have learned some lessons from the way she lived her life.

Don't beat yourself up about how you feel. Feelings are just that - an emotional reaction to something. What is important is how you react and handle those feelings.

In this blog you vented - expressed your feelings. That's human and natural. Then you responded,
"Well, I don't want to be that way any more. And I won't." You made a resolution and a commitment to yourself. emoticon

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50 questions...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Saw this on another blog... thought it would be fun... I always like these "getting to know you" things.... so, here goes:

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? – of course... there were many people named before me... I mean, just think about how long people have been on this earth... I'm sure they all had names of some sort...

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? – the other day we moved my oldest daughter off to college... I didn't want to leave.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? – sure, we get along pretty well, most of the time.


5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? – human ones... yes... 4


7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? – No, never.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? – I do... and they are still a part of me, not in a jar. LOL!

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? – I'd love to say absolutely YES! but I gotta get in shape first.... right now I'd probably throw up.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? – not much of a cereal killer.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? - flip flops have ties?

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? – Only if I've not showered in a few days.


14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? – attitude, smile, polite-ness... attitude.

15. RED OR PINK? – most of the time pink... ocassionally red. ... wait... to what are we referring here?

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? – Arms and belly... I do not like them, no, I do not.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? – Those that are too fast... they keep getting out of my target zone. um... we are referring to the zombies, right?

18. ANY TATTOOS? – I've seen a few cools ones... but my favorite is that little guy from that tv show a long time ago.... he worked for that handsome spanish speaking dude.

19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? – ummm... flip flops! these are brown.

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? – coffee. it is MORNING, duh.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? – there is this humming... no buzzing... sh... it's quiet... in here. hehehe ....

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? - Let me just say I am so glad I'm not a crayon... but I do like them, ain't nothin' like a new box... and I like the turquoisey ones right now. :)

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? – gosh... there are so many. Most of my faves include foods and spices ... and rain.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? not a person, a machine... I hate those things... I talked to a stupid machine and I'm sure I sounded like a dork. Always do.


26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? – Anything my kids are participating in, but not big on any sport, really. I have been to a few races...drag races, boats, cars, ... pretty cool.

27. HAIR COLOR? – no, I do not color my hair

28. EYE COLOR? - nor my eyes... sheesh, isn't that dangerous?

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? - No, I keep them in my phone and email list. It would be pretty weird if I wore them.

30. FAVORITE FOOD? – Spicy, Mexican, Asian, Guacamole, Fajitas... Mmmmm.


32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? – The Hunger Games... with my little girl, twice. :)

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? - Orange with palm trees on the back... why, are you looking for me or something??? I'm weirded out a bit now.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? – I love all seasons.

35. HUGS OR KISSES? – depends on who it is. :D


37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO? - you assume I do either of these? You are so funny!

38. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION? – Depends on what I'm wanting to do with them.

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? I'm not reading a book right now... I'm reading these questions!

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? – My mouse... duh.

42. FAVORITE SOUND? – I love the sound.... of silence (that's a song) hehehe.... along with silence, I love thunderstorms, rain, my kids getting along and having fun.

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Sometimes beatles are easier to catch... I caught a pretty iridescent one the other day! Rolling stones will stop on their own eventually. I pretty much enjoy both. :)


no... all my talents are just regular, nothing special.

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? - in a hospital

47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW? - in a house

48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE? - again with the stalking thing... are you doing a fly-over and looking for me? My house is cypress gray/brown if you must know.

49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR? - Which one?

50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS? – It's fun... altho some seem really strange. LOL! and I'm in a silly MOOD! :)

Your turn!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HEALTHYSLIM2 8/29/2012 4:17AM

    Hahahahahahahahaha! Funniest blog I've ever read from the feed on our Hawaii Sparkers page for sure!! emoticon

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HWNHMMBRD 8/25/2012 10:24PM

Luv it!! emoticon

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G.I.JANE 8/23/2012 8:41PM

    HA HA!! emoticon Cereal killer:)

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KATRINAKAT23 8/23/2012 6:08PM

  Love your sense of humor. Added you as a friend.

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LIBRA73 8/23/2012 8:56AM

    Bring on the horror!

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CINDYAST 8/22/2012 6:23PM

    Too funny! Thanks for the laugh! emoticon

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SHALLID 8/22/2012 4:27PM

    got me rolling... thanks!

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ANGRITTER 8/22/2012 4:15PM

    A friend shared your page with me because you have the same smart-alec humor we both have. Just to let you know... you are getting passed around today!

So glad you have fun with life. I enjoy that about people. And I love to laugh at myself, which is easy to do because I do silly things all the time. :)

And yes, I'll be keeping my eye on you! LOL

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BLUE42DOWN 8/22/2012 3:21PM


Love the humor!

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 8/22/2012 1:08PM

    I was going to say the same thing, comedy! You could be a comedian! Thanks so much for the laugh today!!!
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BIGPAWSUP 8/22/2012 1:07PM

    You could do stand up with that routine! That was really fun!


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NANASAMM 8/22/2012 11:45AM

    I love your sense of humor...are you sure you don't have any talents? Like comedy? I also want to say that your background picture is awesome...so beautiful and calm. Did you take it? I LOVE the beach and am with you on the beach house.

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