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Think Positively!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Think Positively!

No more "gee, I hope I can," or "wish me luck."

It has to be "for the rest of my life" kind of thinking. I have to believe that I am going to make it happen and will never be overweight again.

If I can't commit to myself, how can I possibly succeed?

I threw away or donated all my fat clothes - I am never going to need them again! emoticon

  
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RENEWEDJUDY 4/19/2010 4:21PM

    YES!!! I can't wait to get rid of these big clothes.I'm just getting comfortable in my clothes once again. It feels so good not to have everything too tight. I will never go back there again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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JENIFIREHARP 4/19/2010 12:06AM

    LOL, no worries here, I think Positive Attitude is my middle name!!!

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GRALLEN 4/18/2010 9:24PM

    Great message.

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WRITERGIRLMEL 4/18/2010 1:01PM

    Yay!

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KEELINOVER 4/18/2010 7:56AM

    Good for you Sweetie! I know that you are going to make it happen. You have come so far and inspired so many... So proud of you!

Keelin

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BRIGHTSPARK7 4/17/2010 11:33PM

    Great advice! I have given away my big clothes, too. And today, I had to buy a belt to hold up my size 8s! Love that!

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WATERMELLEN 4/17/2010 9:43PM

    It took me five years post the 80 pound weight loss to have enough confidence to give away my size 18-20s!

And when 20 pounds had crept back on again last year so that my 8s were unwearable, my 10s getting tight -- I absolutely REFUSED to buy any new clothes, just PEELED IT OFF (with the support of SP). Like you say, this is for the rest of my life and I will watch what I eat and exercise with eternal vigilance!!

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MSLZZY 4/17/2010 9:21PM

    So have I! I don't want to see those sizes again unless they are hanging on a rack next to the size I wear now! Positive it is and full steam ahead with maintenance! emoticon

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MEADSBAY 4/17/2010 8:59PM

    You are SO right!
There's also 'I'm going to try to..."
No trying- just do it!
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GOALIEGRANDMA3 4/17/2010 5:15PM

    Mine are long gone too. emoticon

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MRS.DOYLE 4/17/2010 5:01PM

    Yes, getting rid of the "big" clothes is a big moment.

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LOPEYP 4/17/2010 4:19PM

    How true.
I went clothes shopping today and bought a smaller size because I know that i WILL get to my goal!

First time clothes shopping was fun.

Thanks for the inspirational blog, Linda.

Diane


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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/17/2010 4:19PM

    You're 100% right Linda. I am really glad to read this blog today! Love, Dawn

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WALKINGANNIE 4/17/2010 4:05PM

    Thanks Linda! Wise advice as ever.

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CICI510 4/17/2010 3:32PM

    I really need to throw my fat clothes away but if I do I'll have to walk around naked! LOL!! My "treat" for getting below 150 is to buy a new pair of capris and a nice shirt and slowly but surely I am going to replace all of my fat clothes. :)

You are truly an inspiration!

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EMMABE1 4/17/2010 3:28PM

    This is so true - as you say - you HAVE to believe

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CHRISTY60 4/17/2010 2:53PM

    Great blog! You are such an inspiration!

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JUDYK17 4/17/2010 2:12PM

    I am slowly going through my clothes as the seasons change. I am now looking at all my tee shirts and shorts from last year...last year I was so much bigger then I am now. I have slipped a bit since Easter but with the change in the weather I am getting out more and burning more calories.
Thank you for all your inspiring words and encouragement.

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Instead of overweight - the Weight is over!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Instead of overweight - the Weight is over!


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CAPECODDOGFISH 4/17/2010 8:45AM

    WTG Feels great doesn't it. Bob emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOPEYP 4/17/2010 6:43AM

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WALKINGANNIE 4/17/2010 5:14AM

    Nicely put Linda!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/17/2010 3:55AM

    That is awesome. Congratulations! Love ya, Dawn

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PAIGESMAMA 4/17/2010 12:29AM

    WooHoo!!!!!!

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MSLZZY 4/16/2010 10:43PM

    Awesome!

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/16/2010 10:11PM

    I like it! emoticon emoticon

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MEADSBAY 4/16/2010 8:02PM

    short but sweet- just like you!
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MRS_LOOMIS 4/16/2010 7:36PM

    Yipppppppeeeeeee!!! emoticon

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BRIGHTSPARK7 4/16/2010 7:28PM

    And the wait is over! emoticon
Your one line blog says it all!
xo
Usha.

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Change your "WAYS" to change your "WEIGHS"!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Change your "WAYS" to change your "WEIGHS"

Such a simple statement - and yet so true!

If we continue to do what we always did, then our results will be the same as they always were.

Today I choose to not return to my old ways because I don't want to return to my old weighs!

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PALESEPT 4/16/2010 7:51PM

    So true! Thank you!

Pale

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CLAIRESML 4/15/2010 3:59PM

    great advice here. emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/15/2010 3:53PM

    Absolutely true! Thanks for sharing something so simple but so important. Love ya, Dawn

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SOPHIADARE 4/15/2010 7:49AM

    That's cute and clever, Linda! I hope you're having a great day!

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JENIFIREHARP 4/14/2010 10:00PM

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LOPEYP 4/14/2010 12:13PM

    You should not take a wait and see attitude with your weight.

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ANNIEONLI 4/14/2010 8:11AM

    Thanks for posting this....totally needed a headshift this week and some old ways were sneaking in after a very very long time. no thanks!! Back to the good fight!

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MRS.DOYLE 4/14/2010 7:12AM

    Simple but true. I also realised that if I eat at the top of my range I stay at the top of my weight range. Elementary, my dear Watson!

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GRALLEN 4/13/2010 9:06PM

    Amen sista!

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BRIGHTSPARK7 4/13/2010 5:33PM

    I have improved my ways and my weighs! I like your choice of words! And appreciate the insight, too.

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RENEWEDJUDY 4/13/2010 3:58PM

    Good thoughts, Linda. I really need some motivation. Been having a hard time lately. Thanks..Judy emoticon

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WALKINGANNIE 4/13/2010 3:29PM

    Love the play on words Linda. Great advice.

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SUPREME5 4/13/2010 3:20PM

    WELL I WILL DO THE SAME

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STILLABABE2002 4/13/2010 2:49PM

    "Weigh" to go! You have the right attitude! Simply stated but BANG ON!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 4/13/2010 2:34PM

    Smart thinkin, so I'll start thinkin

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MSLZZY 4/13/2010 2:25PM

    Excellent and on the mark! Thank you!

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SLENDERELLA61 4/13/2010 2:16PM

    Love it!! Good one, Linda. I saw the Secret and it made a good visual blog, too. Can count on wise words from you! -Marsha

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WATP 3 Mile Slim & Sleek Walk

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I was gifted with the WATP 3 Mile Slim & Sleek Walk Plus Pilates for Firm Abs!

I love it! I just wanted to share this information. There are some new steps and it is quite a workout that is completed in 41 minutes!

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**day 2: Still having a bit of trouble with the newer step-combos but I'm getting there!

  
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SOPHIADARE 4/13/2010 7:41AM

    My sister loves Walking Off the Pounds. I'm glad it works for you!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/12/2010 2:22PM

    WATP is great! It really helped me through the winter when it was too cold to go outside.

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WALKINGANNIE 4/12/2010 1:06PM

    Sounds good Linda. Thanks for the review.

Hope you and your family are well.

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MSLZZY 4/11/2010 11:05PM

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GRALLEN 4/11/2010 9:58PM

    I'm still steppin with Leslie too. Her and I get in a nice workout in the mornings before I go into the office.

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SUPREME5 4/11/2010 9:40PM

    LET US KNOW HOW HARD OR EASY IT IS

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ADESSO1234 4/11/2010 9:30PM

  I picked this up the other day and haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the great review-I'll have to give it a try this week. emoticon

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CATHEITE 4/11/2010 9:02PM

    I have this one too and LOVE it, especially those standing leg circles. I'm glad we're in agreement.
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/11/2010 8:47PM

    Cool. Thanks for sharing with us about it. Love, Dawn

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EMMABE1 4/11/2010 8:40PM

    Lucky you - hope it gives you firm abs!!

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NEWLIBRARIAN 4/11/2010 8:38PM

    I have this one. It's a good fallback for me when I can't get out of the house.

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CLAIRESML 4/11/2010 8:37PM

    I love this one, too! I don't do the mat work, just the 3 miles.... but, i really like the different steps in this one from the usual.
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REETYTRU 4/11/2010 8:24PM

    Cool! i will have to check it out! Thanks & keep us all updated on how its going! :)

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Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

The only holidays I know of are Passover & Easter - and I wish everyone a happy holiday of their own choosing!

My dad is doing much better! He has become afraid of sleeping pills and we now believe he was addicted to the Ambien which is why he kept needing more and they weren't working. Even though the new pill was reduced by 75%, he is hesitant to use them after having such a bad reaction to them. Apparently still being doped up after Dialysis is not normal - the procedure of Dialysis is supposed to remove all medicines from the body & bloodstream. They were shocked that even after the Dialysis last week he was still groggy from the half a pill.

My dad is now much more alert although still quite weak. The truly scary thing is, had he been in a nursing home, they would have left him on that too high dosage and just let him sleep! This is why I have to try to keep him at home.

Thank you for all your prayers. I do believe in the power of prayer and I know this has helped my father and my family as well as me!

Love you,
Linda
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JERSEYGIRL24 4/7/2010 8:07PM

    So glad your dad is doing better. My grandmother was in a nursing home in the 80s. My aunt had a particular home in mind, but when the time came they did not have room, so she went elsewhere. One day my cousin (a nurse) looked at her meds, and apparently she was really being doped up! So my aunt kicked and screamed and got her into the nursing home she wanted. I believe things improved.

I know Dad is better off at home with you, but I have seen some very loving relatives (and some not quite so loving) who had to move their parents when they became too much too handle. If my mother goes first, there is no way I will be able to handle my father. You are truly a saint, but we already knew that.

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 4/6/2010 12:38AM

    I am so glad to hear that your Dad is doing better. You are right about the nursing home. They would do what is easiest for them and not necessarily what is best for your Dad. He is very lucky to have you!

I also believe in the power of prayer and will continue to hold you, your DH and your Dad in my prayers. Blessings to you all! :)

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GRALLEN 4/5/2010 11:03PM

    So glad to hear of the improvements for you dad. You are right, there is power in prayer, I believe it!

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WRITERGIRLMEL 4/5/2010 10:24PM

    I'm glad your dad is improving. I'll keep him and you in my prayers.

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WALKINGANNIE 4/5/2010 4:14PM

    Happy holiday to you and your family Linda. They are so blessed to have you.

I hope that you are managing to find some time to safeguard your own health and wellbeing as you are so busy caring for others.

Loving thoughts to you and yours.

Annie x

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/5/2010 3:21PM

    Glad to hear that your father is doing better.

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 4/5/2010 9:40AM

    Thanks for the update, you really have lots to be thankful for.

So glad he has turned the corner and that he has such a loving family to care for him.

Keep up your great work and thanks again

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LOPEYP 4/5/2010 6:42AM

    The elderly need advocates in nursing homes and hospitals, if not they will get lost in the shuffle. You are fortunate that you are able to keep him with you and care for him. You are a good daughter!
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/4/2010 10:37PM

    Linda, you, your dad & your family will remain in my prayers. Bright blessings to you. I am so glad that your father seems to be getting better. I am so proud of you for taking care of your dad. You are blessed. Love, Dawn emoticon

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KALIGIRL 4/4/2010 9:46PM

    Glad to hear you're over this hurdle. My dad was on too much morphine until we intervened.
Good thoughts and prayers for you and yours.

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SUPREME5 4/4/2010 9:18PM

    MAY YOUR EASTER BEEN GOOD AND I PRAY FOR YOUR DAD AND FAMLIY TO SEE YOU THROUGH THIS ROCKY SPOT
DORENE


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MSLZZY 4/4/2010 9:00PM

    Glad you are there for him! Happy Easter!

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KALLY95 4/4/2010 5:24PM

    happy easter to you and your dad enjoy your day

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NANCYMT6151 4/4/2010 4:07PM

    Prayers for your dad and your family and best wishes for this glorious Easter Day!

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CICI510 4/4/2010 3:49PM

    Happy Easter! I will definitely lift your dad up in prayer. emoticon

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RISSASPIECES 4/4/2010 3:10PM

    Nursing homes and hospitals can be very scary places. It makes me sick to think about how many people believe a quiet patient is a good patient.

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CAPECODDOGFISH 4/4/2010 2:18PM

    You are an angel. I just hope that if I have to be in a NH, I hope some will watch out for me the way you do with your dad. Bob emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    wishing you and your dad a happy easter emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 4/4/2010 12:08PM

    He is truly blessed to have you. You are a blessing to many. Joyous Easter to you, too, Linda. -Marsha

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MOB8/2009 4/4/2010 12:01PM

    I'm so glad he has such a vigilant daughter to take care of him. That's a scarey scenario! I hope he continues to do well, under your care.

Happy Easter, Passover, or Spring, my friend!

Linda 2

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