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Keeping An Open Mind

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Every time I turn around, people come out with new facts that give yet another opinion of what I was told before.
The bottom line is that SEEING RESULTS is BELIEVING,

A small weight gain could be water, constipation, different clothing, different floor under the scale, or unaccounted calories.
A different size could be a different manufacturer.
A different measurement could be muscle tone, or bloating.

For your entertainment...
A clip showing the wonders of 3D Animation on a Building.
click on the link below

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    Great things to remember.

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ANNIE924 8/26/2010 8:58PM

    Good day, love the clip. And you are right we live in a world full on opinions, or should we say educated guesses. emoticon

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JILLINWONDER 8/26/2010 8:12PM

    Wild video!

I like the point you're making. It's a reminder to step back and maybe do a reality check whenever you feel a little disappointed.

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FLAME42 8/26/2010 6:00PM

    All such true statements. Guess we just need to gauge by how we feel.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/26/2010 12:59PM

    I agree. I don't fret over the scale much. Plus or minus 2 pounds is normal.

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VICD25 8/26/2010 12:43PM

    There you go again. Tyring to get us to think!


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The Alpha Male

Monday, August 23, 2010


HE’S THE BOSS (at least he thinks he is).
HE’LL NEVER ADMIT IT WHEN HE’S WRONG ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.").
HE’S GOT TO HAVE THE LAST WORD (let him…it ends the confrontation).
HE’S STUBBORN AND SET IN HIS WAYS (he’s afraid of change).
IT’S HIS CASTLE (he owns the remote).
HE’S NOT FAT, HE’S DISTINGUISHED (he needs a training bra).
REAL MEN DON’T EAT VEGGIES (you hide them in the meatloaf).
REAL MEN DON’T TAKE SENSITIVITY TRAINING (he’s beside himself when his team loses the game).
HE’S CRITICIZES YOUR COOKING (but he spends a fortune on junk food).
REAL MEN DON’T SEE GIRL FLICKS ( he cried at the ending of Terminator 2).
HE LIVES FOR FOOTBALL NOT FUTBOL (he doesn’t understand the rules of soccer yet)
HE HATES OPRAH (what can I say ….men hate Oprah).
HE HATES ANYTHING WITH THE WORDS HEALTHY, LOWFAT, LOW SODIUM, WHOLE WHEAT, OR ORGANIC ON THE LABEL. (don't show him the box or the can, or he won't taste it).

BECAUSE REAL MEN HAVE A NATURAL SENSE OF WHERE THEY ARE GOING (and you both know he’s going the wrong way)

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JILLINWONDER 8/26/2010 7:54PM

    I'm not gonna fight anyone who looks like the photo for the remote! So if we let him think he's the alpha male, he won't catch on that we're the alpha females emoticon

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    funny. I dated an alpha male once, and very glad it ended!

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BUNOLA_DEENISE 8/23/2010 10:47PM

    when did you meet my husband

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BUNOLA_DEENISE 8/23/2010 10:47PM

    when did you meet my husband

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BUNOLA_DEENISE 8/23/2010 10:47PM

    when did you meet my husband

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CHINAGAL 8/23/2010 10:20PM

    Thanks for the chuckle! Yep, I know that guy.

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PATRICIAANN46 8/23/2010 8:49PM

  RIGHT ON!!!!! emoticon

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    Are there any other kind? LOL.

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SHADICAR 8/23/2010 1:04PM

    This is funny, but thank God most of them do not apply to my wonderful husband. He is a changed man and easy to live with although he is opinionated.

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FLAME42 8/23/2010 12:06PM

    Oh my, some of these sure hit a chord. Learned long ago to give them the last (audible) word. Also let them do a lot of the cooking, they complain less and all you need to do is tell them how good it is (5-6 times a meal) I do find it funny that most of them will listen to a GPS even though they give directions in a womans voice.
Thanks for the smile this Monday morning....

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1AVERY 8/23/2010 10:50AM

    GREAT BLOG I really needed it on this Monday morning. Teri

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GRNEYEDMOMMY 8/23/2010 10:42AM

    thanks for the laugh this Monday morning- I needed it!

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BONNIEELLEN571 8/23/2010 10:18AM

    emoticon hahahaha

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HVMBRU 8/23/2010 10:17AM

    Always enjoy this one, no matter how often I read it. Thanks for brightening the day.


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Always Check the Label

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I was in a hurry the other day and to make matters worse, the three supermarkets I go to in my area have all done major renovations,
which means I can’t find anything in the stores anymore. emoticon
So, out of frustration I grabbed a container of Plain Greek Yogurt with a company name I recognized .
I passed on the frozen yogurt that was calling to me emoticon
ended my shopping, and headed for the check-out lines.
I’ve been enjoying my yogurt with fresh fruit and
finished the container last night emoticon
I felt proud of myself for having made a healthy selection.
I washed the container out (for recycling) and finally checked the label. emoticon
Yikes…. 73% SATURATED FAT.

Just goes to show you, if it tastes too good to be true, it is probably bad for you.
I would have been better off with the frozen yogurt. emoticon

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KAPERK1 8/23/2010 2:55PM

    I loved Sabra hummus- so good. Came back and ate the rest of it then realized it was 800 calories per container!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 8/22/2010 10:19PM

    Good point!

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GRAMMIE1959 8/22/2010 6:03PM

    hmm...look, read, THEN eat...I will learn from your mistake!

I'm sure it happens to most of us at some time or another!

At least it wasn't something ultra yucky!


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FLAME42 8/22/2010 4:47PM

    The picture is GREAT, sort of reminds me of looking in the mirror first thing in the morning.
Great reminder to read the labels! So many things sneak in under the guise of HEALTHY when they really are not.
Loved PATRICIAANNE46'S statement at the end of her message, think it is a moving experience?!!

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HVMBRU 8/22/2010 4:17PM

    Hm, learned something about yogurts today by reading your responses. Hope we carry them up here in Canada!


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PATRICIAANN46 8/22/2010 4:01PM

  I am hooked on Dannon Activia Light. It is a Non-fat yogurt with 7grams of sugar and is also low in cholesterol. It also helps to regulate your digestive system. I love their description on the packet........"Scientifically proven to help with SLOW INTESTINAL TRANSIT when enjoyed daily for two weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle."
Could that mean that it will be a MOVING experience??? emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/22/2010 11:44AM

    I buy Carbmaster yogurt from Kroger due to the low carb count. I worry more about the sugar count than the fat count though I like to watch both. I don't want transfat. I have to watch my blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides and sugar is what causes the problems with them, not fat. All have been great since I cut back on the sugar.

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ASPENHUGGER 8/22/2010 11:21AM

    The nice thing about Fage is I know it's low fat. Umm, maybe I better go check the label!

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ELSEEBEE 8/22/2010 8:30AM

    I always look for the 0% fat- which is right on the front of the container (no need to look at the tiny print on the nutrition label). I found the same thing when I buy soy or almond milk. If it doesn't say "unsweetened" watch out for all the sugar in it!

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SCOOTER4263 8/22/2010 8:22AM

    Try the soy yogurts - since they're not made from dairy products, they're naturally lower in saturated fats. Or, if you can find it, Fage makes a 0% fat yogurt that has the taste and creaminess of full-fat - that's my most favorite.

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SLIMTHICK2 8/22/2010 8:18AM

    I understand how you feel, sometimes we our foods so much the taste is just what we're looking for. I had an experience with a packet of brazilian nuts, only the nutrition facts were erroneous. I ate the whole packet only to find out that I had four times as much calories as the package stated. I wrote the company but have not received a plausible explanation.That aside I agree that anything you enjoy to that degree is probably not good for you. Thanks for stopping by my page and have a great weekend.

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JUDITHANNIE 8/22/2010 8:18AM

    Oh boy I know how that is I read all label and am surprised at things I thought were healthy that were not. Thanks for reminding us all.

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NINJAGAL 8/22/2010 6:57AM

    I never thought I'd be a label reader but somewhere along the way I have become one as well.
I bought a Greek yogurt once and found out the same thing after i ate it! :(
Well, they say lessons learned the hard way tend to stick...

Have a great Sunday! emoticon


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NANFACEMIRE1 8/22/2010 6:35AM

    It is sad so many things are bad for us. Who would think you could pick up a yogurt and it not be good. I don't like having to read all of the labels, but we need to. I love your pepper page.

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There is no TRY...Only DO or NOT DO

Saturday, August 21, 2010


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VICD25 8/26/2010 12:45PM

    "yoda" best conscience!


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DESERTDREAMERS 8/23/2010 12:18AM

    Sometimes, I tell people "I'm fixing to get ready". It's sort of like "yeah, I'll do it ... in a bit ... really"

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PENNYAN45 8/21/2010 11:32PM

    I agree that when someone says, "I'll try to do it." It is almost like saying that they don't think it will be done. Trying is not good enough. You have to DO it!

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STRINGS58 8/21/2010 11:27PM

    sometimes living life just takes priority -- I'm doing the carpet cleaning workout in small doses over the next couple of weekends. I didn't get a specific workout in either!

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KATIEJO5 8/21/2010 10:18PM

    "The best-laid plans...."

"Tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it."

Press on, my friend!

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FLAME42 8/21/2010 10:13PM

    How could you not believe that face?!
Did do my early morning 1 1/2 mile walk and then by the end of the day (now) have logged 13,454 steps. Will try to do much the same tomorrow.

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GLEORIA 8/21/2010 9:56PM

    You are right, cute pix

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BANDMAMAPC 8/21/2010 6:57PM

    Not today. I planned to vegetate today.

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GRAMMIE1959 8/21/2010 6:28PM

    Mine's a not do today.
Hoping you are having a wonderful weekend.

Still in Alabama helping Mom & Brother recuperate from their surgeries. Missing home and my sweet hubby.

Struggling daily (some days I am losing the battle) with eating right and within my goal ranges.

Normal should return when I get back to my own life in VA.


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THECRAZYMANGO 8/21/2010 6:27PM

    You will get it tomorrow!

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GOTEAM3 8/21/2010 6:25PM

    Thanks for the picture and reminder.

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MUSTANG0421 8/21/2010 6:23PM

    And I tried not to exercise today! This was the end of the first week back at school with teachers and I was stressed out by Friday afternoon. My weekend plan was to vegetate in my house, only going out for gasoline and church. I wake up every day at pretty much the same time. My daughter knocked on my bedroom door this morning at 7:00 and wanted to know if I was coming with her to the gym. I hate to tell her no, so I got up and dressed and went for my regular Saturday workout. I beleive that you tried some where in your mind. You'll try harder the next day and you'll do what you have to do. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. emoticon

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ANNIE924 8/21/2010 6:22PM

    Love the look on that face. I slept in this morning, so that means I have to do my cardio this evening. I'm going to finish sparking in a few minutes and then do my DVD.

Hope you are having a great weekend. Take care. emoticon

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I Feel Like Such a YoYo

Friday, August 20, 2010


Need I say more.

Okay….so we get back to the straight and narrow.
I’m not about to go into YoYo dieting, but the ups and downs of weight loss is what living normal is all about.
I know I’m going to gain and lose as life goes on.
the Journey is not a straight road.
I’m bound to veer a little to the right or left, depending on the sequence of events; and when that happens, I just need to adjust the wheel a little, to stay on the path.

And So ….another day.

And for my fellow YoYo sufferers,
I offer this bit of entertainment.
2010 YoYo World Champion (click on the link below)

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    I react the same way to a good carbfest. Darnit!!!

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    It happens to all of us. Good luck!

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46SHADOW 8/20/2010 11:17PM

    Like your attitude.Ups and then finally downs -life is like that.

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BANDMAMAPC 8/20/2010 8:58PM

    Yo-yo, you know that was from the Philippines where I was born? I guess it caught up with me last year. Not anymore. Life is ups and downs, you can overcome this.

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ANNIE924 8/20/2010 7:17PM

    You are so right, life happens and we deal with it. emoticon

You will recover from this little blip and continue on your journey.

I wonder why the yo-yo is not so popular any more, probably too low tech. They are so much fun though I was never very good at it.

Have a great weekend.

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ELSEEBEE 8/20/2010 4:47PM

    Gee, the guy in the video is sooooo skinny. Do you think he's on a yo-yo diet? If so, what does he swing when he's at the top of his weight. a bowling ball?

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FLAME42 8/20/2010 3:06PM

    Thanks for reminding us all that life has its ups & downs, even on the scale. Have a great week-end, may it be a DOWNER!(scale wise of course)

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GRAMMIE1959 8/20/2010 1:08PM

    It's all good, you know that. Ups n' downs are just gonna happen. You always brighten my days!

Have a wonderful weekend.

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PATRICIAANN46 8/20/2010 11:18AM

  At my yearly physical I had lost weight, just days later......on that same scale, I had gained 2#!!! I think that, as women especially, we have days when we retain fluid. I have had a UTI and I am blaming the 2# on that!!! Works for me. Maybe going back to weighing myself once a week or every 2 weeks is a better idea. Maybe I wouldn't get so frustrated! Maybe......... emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 8/20/2010 11:03AM

    Yep, been there done that, sometimes still do! Hang in there and just keep putting one foot forward and you will get there.

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KARRYB1 8/20/2010 10:33AM

    We all have those days. It's bound to happen once in a while.
amazing video!

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ASTORRES1 8/20/2010 10:17AM

    Sherly....I so know what you are talking about. And you are soo right...this is a lifetime commitment...and we will have our ups and downs...Thanks for keeping us focused.


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APPLEPIEAPPLE 8/20/2010 9:46AM

    Yo! me too! I am just recovering from my Hersey's and salt regression. emoticon

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MARYKATE12 8/20/2010 9:36AM

    Nice post. I am, too, a yo yo so welcome to the club. I hope I get kicked out soon. Have a great day and it sounds like you are just going to move past this and keep on keeping on. emoticon

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TTGIRL2010 8/20/2010 9:35AM

    I love your sense of humor! :) Have a wonderful day!

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