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Summer is coming

Friday, April 30, 2010


I was sinking down again yesterday, so I tried to distract myself.
First I tried on a bathing suit to see how I look now. emoticon

Needless to say, I look much better with my clothes on. I think my lifelong dream of becoming a stripper are gone for good. They need to get the formula from one of those Amazon headshrinkers and turn it into a body cream.

Then I decided to tweeze my eyebrows.
Out came the magnification mirror.
And while we are at it, lets put a spotlight on the wrinkles....
So I decided...maybe I should go for a safer distraction. I know... a manicure. So I started looking and realized, my hands are aging faster that the rest of me.
emoticonI really need to wear gloves when I clean.

So if you go to the Jersey Shore this summer and you see a tall women with head to toe cover up, bushy eyebrows, and gloves....stop by and say hello.

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TEENY_BIKINI 4/30/2010 8:30PM

    LOL. Quite a day.

"I think my lifelong dream of becoming a stripper are gone for good."

Me too :)

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IMPROVINGME 4/30/2010 2:36PM

    You're so good at finding humor in these situations!

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FRENCHTOSD 4/30/2010 1:20PM

    My bathing suit is somewhat like a cover up, but I don't care. The water feels great, and it's helping me become more fit. I hope you will jump in too!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/30/2010 12:38PM


Bathing suit time. Ugh. I haven't seen mine in a while. Even when I was young and thin I hated bathing suit time. It's like the entire world can see everything that is wrong with you. LOL.

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KATIEJO5 4/30/2010 12:13PM

    Sher....words fail me! You are amazing!

I hate the magnification mirror- but I can't see anything without it! It's like a horror film to look at my face closeup like that.

As for bathing suits...yuk. It's like that part in Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe- the book, not the movie. She is feeling so great and thin and on top of the world- and one cruel person puts her right back where she started...sigh. Bathing suits do that to me.

I am more grateful each year that I married a near-sighted man!

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PATRICIAANN46 4/30/2010 11:33AM

  Once have made my day!!! emoticon

And, a word of warning.......Whatever you do, NEVER put your face over a magnifying mirror and look down!!!!!!! I am still screaming.........GRAVITY IS CRUEL BEYOND WORDS!!!

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THECRAZYMANGO 4/30/2010 9:02AM


Oh my goodness, this is so funny. I love your humor and spirit! Keep at it.. you will get there! Persistence does pay off! emoticon

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AXISLADY 4/30/2010 8:47AM

    This is cute to start my morning true so true!

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MR_UNDER_300 4/30/2010 8:45AM

    Will do.

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Each T-Shirt is another Slip

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I came across this clip of the Guiness Record for most t-shirts worn at a time.
When I started this quest I had OVER 100 pounds to lose.
Watching this video is a visual reminder of how easy it is to add on the pounds
and a reminder of why it's so much harder to take off...


Guiness Record Most T Shirts Worn at a time.
It is as if each t-shirt is another slip.

I'm not going back and I still have a long road ahead but I'll make it.
Thank you my friends for all your support...I truly appreciate it.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/30/2010 12:41PM

    Wow. That is a lot of t-shirts!!

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FRENCHTOSD 4/30/2010 1:01AM

    Very funny and kind of sad video - I'm close to 1/2 of the way there.

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KERENCURTIS 4/29/2010 2:47PM

    inspiration to us all

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46SHADOW 4/29/2010 12:40PM

    I'm going to visualize those tshirts going off! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 4/29/2010 12:22PM

  YOU are so WORTH the support given. I will always be in your corner!!! emoticon

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Exercise is tough right now

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'm still working through a lot of issues...I'm fighting depression and anger.
And I cannot afford to hang on to either one.

My food pendulum finally stopped swinging between not eating anything and bingeing. But I'm having a rough time getting motivated to exercise again. My heart isn't into dancing, and walking let's me think too much and drags me down. I could use some help.

here's a smile for you

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/28/2010 12:21PM

    Your toes have been over ruled. Get your butt out there and exercise. Seriously, I wish I were there because I would come and get you and take you for a walk. Forget your troubles and just walk. The exercise will help the depression and anger. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Spring. Please do this for me. emoticon

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KATIEJO5 4/28/2010 11:47AM

    So many good suggestions, Sher. I know when you are depressed, it is tough to do anything.
Focus on the good job you are doing on eating.
I also crank up the music when my thoughts overwhelm me when I am working out.
You might try a new workout DVD. When I have to concentrate to learn a new routine, it keeps my mind from engaging in those dark thoughts.
We are all here for you. Wish we were closer so we could all come by and spend some time with you, laughing and talking!

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PATRICIAANN46 4/28/2010 11:44AM

  You have been given some great advice from the comments above. I would only add, that I think that your unbelievable sense of humor will also keep you strong. You normally tend to look at the humorous side of life, and this will slowly, but surely come back each day to make you stronger. Without my sense of humor, some of the issues I have had to endure would have beaten me. You will be fine. Time is definitely a healer. emoticon

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IMPROVINGME 4/28/2010 10:55AM

    How about some strength exercises while sitting in a chair watching some of your favorite movies? There are a lot of exercises listed on the fitness page. This may sound too passive for you, but don't beat yourself up right now. Do what you need to do at your own pace and don't set yourself up for thinking you've failed the exercise part. You haven't. You may just not be ready yet. Little by little you can get back into it. We're all wanting to help and make suggestions, but you've got to do it your way, which ever way you choose. Make it right for you.
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DOCYJK 4/28/2010 10:39AM

    Have you thought about taking a class in something? I find that getting out of the house and somewhere with people, particularly doing something I'm not used to, is a great distractor as well as improving my mood. Didn't you mention that there is a water aerobics place near you? Now might be the time to jump in the pool, so to speak! Time will heal - it just does take time! Hugs - Yvonne


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BROOKDOESLIFE 4/28/2010 9:51AM

    I know you've had a rough couple of weeks. Do you listen to musck while you walk? I don't know if that would help, but it helps me drown out my own thoughts while I'm working out if I don't want to hear them. You will get back into your dancing, it will just take some time. I definitely agree with going and trying a class at the gym, because that will help push you and take your mind off of things. Hang in there b/c we are here for you.
I'm glad that you are ready to get back on track with your eating and exercising! Just remember that you are worth it!!
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46SHADOW 4/28/2010 9:35AM

    what helps me is knowing that the first two minutes of a cardio is willpower. After that I get into it. When I'm dealing with difficult stuff and don't seem to have the energy todo it..I remember a phrase on of the spark friends said '98% is showing up' and then I plan just to show up. Of course if you can push the cardio, then you get the endorphins and feel better. And then over time,I have seen my endurance to increase etc and a positive cycle begins.So my recommendation is plan to show up for two minutes and then let momentum take over.if dancing isn't doing it and walking isn't good, try a class maybe with a friend and let the instructor and the music help push you.
So sorry to hear that your dealing with difficult stuff. Caring thoughts being sent your way. emoticon emoticon

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MEL_UNRAU 4/28/2010 9:30AM


I know you have been through so much lately and I am so glad that you are feeling in control of your eating again. Keep moving a little each day, and your heart will get into it.

You are a hero!

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Don't let yourself go

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

There are a million reasons why we let ourselves go,
But we can all relate to how it felt when we got there.
This is a tough time for me...
So I'm reaching for my antidote...humor.

Hope this puts a smile on your face
It is a clip from Shrek 4
Shrek meets Puss

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IMPROVINGME 4/28/2010 10:56AM

    Too funny! I think I did this BEFORE retirement!

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    Loved the video. LOL.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/27/2010 12:16PM

  HUMOR has ALWAYS served me best when circumstances tend to pull me down. I know it will work for you. You are STRONG.....

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KATIEJO5 4/27/2010 11:55AM

    Sher, you find the funniest clips for us! And yes, we will never go back!!!!!

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BROOKDOESLIFE 4/27/2010 10:38AM

    That is so funny!
You are NEVER going back. You can do this!


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FRENCHTOSD 4/27/2010 10:01AM

    Oh my goodness - that is too funny! Thanks for sharing!

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Until I See You Again

Friday, April 23, 2010

I love you Dad
See you on the other side.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/23/2010 9:00PM

  I hope he meets my Dad, who was/is a character and would be fun to get to know. emoticon

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46SHADOW 4/23/2010 4:44PM

    That sounds so peaceful to me. Sorry for your loss. emoticon

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    I am so sorry about your father!! emoticon

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FLUTTERFLI 4/23/2010 1:45PM

    I take it you lost your Dad. I'm soooooo..... sorry !!! I know how it is. I lost my Dad just about 18 yrs. ago. I can tell you it does get easier with time. You never get over missing them, he'll always be in your heart and mind. Try to focus on all the good memories, they help you get through. My Mom died 1 yr. before Daddy, and 3 months before that, my Father in law died. it was a yr. from Hell!!! But we got through it. If you ever need to talk, I'm here. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Take care, keep safe and God Bless!
Love ya' Flutterfli emoticon emoticon

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