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Saturday, July 09, 2011

No, I'm not talking about Glee.

I just wanted all my friends to know I probably won't be on SP anymore. I've got too many things going on in life to focus on this now.

For now I'm not worried about losing weight, but maintaining it and a healthy lifestyle. I've made eating well and being active part of my life. I'm a big woman, but I'm a healthy woman and that's good enough for me.

Right now I'm focused on my writing. As you probably recall I was writing my first book. Well, it's published!
My second one comes out next month, and I'm working on my third. Exciting times!

I'm not taking my profile down, so you can still PM me, if you like. And if you want to continue to follow my adventures, I'll be blogging here:

Thanks everyone for all your support over the past couple of years. You're all amazing! Good luck to each and every one of you. You deserve the very best.

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MZZCHIEF 1/14/2012 1:33PM

    hey I missed your star... so I went hunting for it!

No surprise you're a professional novelist... or mabbe that's a novel professional... hmm.

Thx for the links, and congratz on your book.

: )

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BESSHAILE 7/23/2011 7:19AM


tracking it down right now!

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UZIMAA 7/11/2011 12:44PM

    Oh, and grats on the book! So happy for you, and I can't wait to read it!

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UZIMAA 7/11/2011 12:43PM

    I'll miss you on SP, but I'll be following your blog. Take care, sweetie!

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NOREGRET2010 7/10/2011 9:14AM

    Go you!!

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WATERMELLEN 7/9/2011 9:50AM

    Congrats to you and all best!! Nice of you to keep us posted . . .

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Here, Piggy Piggy!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It baffles me no end that people feel the need to comment on the physical appearance of others in a negative way. Sometimes in a downright rude way.

Haven't they heard of the old addage: If you haven't got anything nice to say, shut your trap?

Obviously not.

Honestly, do they ever stop for a second to THINK about how they would feel if someone made a rude comment about them? Or to consider that perhaps that person might have a REASON for whatever it is?

Again, obviously not.

Today on the bus a woman made oinking noises at me. Seriously. A grown adult woman. She obviously thought she was incredibly clever.

I wasn't offended. I was too gob smacked to do anything but stare in utter surprise. I expect such things from children or teenagers, but adults? I mean, it's so ridiculously stupid.

Grunting like a pig. That's the BEST you can do?

The interesting thing is that even a year ago, I would have been upset by this. Devastated, depressed and probably buried head first in a bucket of Ben and Jerry's.

Now I feel irritated, bemused, and somewhat amused in a "lady you're a moron" kind of way. Because seriously, that's what she is. A rude, unthinking moron.

And I'm pretty sure she got the memo, because I gave her nothing but A Look. And baby, that sobered her up FAST.

Two lessons.

First, never ever assume you know why a person looks they way they look. Whether it's fat, skinny, tattooed, bald, multiply pierced, covered in acne, or wearing pajamas at the grocery store.

Second, never let the morons make you feel less. It's not about you. It's about them. If they were secure in themselves and had one iota of sense, they'd never feel the need to comment about YOU.

You know who you are. Never let anyone tell you different.

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BESSHAILE 6/7/2011 7:00AM

    well - I am still floored - and I'm thinking "what the efffff?" What a broken person she must be if she feels the need to comment on what someone else looks like. Congratulations on having the perfect response - that "look" which says it all. And double congratulations for not accepting her barb. That's the sort of armor that will protect you.

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QUEENIEB11 5/10/2011 6:25PM

    Ick,people make me so mad sometimes. Good for you,for not stooping to that woman's level and kudos for not turning to B&J! (they're my guilty go to treat as well)

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    You have to be tolerant of the mentally challenged honey. Well done for not hitting the sweetie jar. I'm proud of you.

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    I have often encountered this. When I was in school, I expected it. Kids are jerks. I lived with it, I moved on. The first time something like this happened to me as an adult, well I was just too floored to be embarrassed or mad. I wonder what people get out of it, making fun of a complete stranger? I find it hard to believe that it makes them feel better, because if I say something hurtful about someone, even when provoked, I still feel like poo about it.

I love this post, and I love that you did not let it get to you!

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Back Away From The Cookie Jar!

Monday, May 09, 2011

This weekend was not so good. It's not that I ate a lot, but that I ate less than the best. I had a sweet attack and I'm not sure why.

I'm under a lot of stress and I haven't been sleeping well, so maybe that's it?
What I did to is refuse to beat myself up over it and today I'm back on track with really healthy eating.

Fruits, veggies, yogurts, lean meats, eggs and whole grains! It all tastes so lovely and fresh! I love this time of year when so many fresh foods are available. Nom! Nom!

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RED_WRITINGHOOD 5/10/2011 10:00AM

    With Mother's Day, birthdays, and graduation I have been having cake almost everyday! I think my sweet tooth is about sugar shocked.

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BESSHAILE 5/10/2011 7:23AM

    good for you - it's that day after that kills me every time.

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WATERMELLEN 5/9/2011 7:56PM

    Sounds like you're back in a healthy groove -- and that's all that counts!!

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FLYSOHIGH 5/9/2011 4:14PM

    Great! No day like Monday to start fresh!:-)

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LTMURPHY7 5/9/2011 12:43PM

  I had my sweet attack at Easter. I like Fannie Mae raspberry cream eggs

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Happy Sunny Tuesday!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Well, I hope it's sunny where you are! emoticon It's certainly sunny in London, though windy and a little on the chilly side.

Just had another four day weekend what with the Royal Wedding on Friday and a Bank Holiday on Monday. It was great. I spent the entire weekend writing, which was fantastic! I enjoyed every minute.

I also ate less. A lot less. Amazing how immersing oneself in something one loves prevents one from indulging too much.

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WATERMELLEN 5/3/2011 11:06PM

    I'd thought everyone left town, what with the 2 four-day weekends!! Not riveted to the Royal Wedding???? Hmmmm: sounds like your own life is more interesting, actually: immersed in what you love to do!

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Happy Easter!

Monday, April 25, 2011

I know it's late, but Happy Easter to you all!

I just realized I haven't posted anything since December. Things have been pretty crazy the last few months and I've really done nothing but maintain my weight.

Which is a good thing, I suppose. At least I'm not GAINING anymore.

But between the long hours at work and getting my first book ready to publish, I honestly haven't had the time or energy to focus on much more than that. It probably isn't going to change any time soon, either. My first novel will be going live the end of June and in the meantime I'm working on three (yes THREE) other novels. My job ends 1 July, so I'm still working full time while trying to find a new job.

Right now balance is so far out the window it's kind of ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, I'm loving every minute of this craziness that is my life right now. Well, except for the stress of having to find a new job, of course. lol

So for now I'm not worrying about my weight or obsessing over what I eat or how much I exercise. I'm just working on getting done what needs getting done and maintaining in the meantime.

I'm kind of ok with that. Do I want to be a bit thinner? Yes. Yes, I do. Not a lot, just a little. But am I terribly unhappy with the way I am? No not really.

And that's a battle won in an of itself.

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BRENDY_28 4/25/2011 10:58AM

    good luck with the novels! :D and great job on maintaining. I know how tough it is to maintain. :)

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WATERMELLEN 4/25/2011 8:55AM

    More info re novels please!! I'm an addicted reader for sure.

And: congrats on maintaining: that's huge!! Waaay harder than losing (IMHO).

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MEL_UNRAU 4/25/2011 8:16AM

    Thanks for posting and for the update!!! I miss reading your blogs and keeping up with you.

Keep going, and balance will find you!

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MESEATURTLE 4/25/2011 7:31AM

    Good luck with your novels!!!!!!!! Lookin forward to them!

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