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Gonna Try These Shape-Ups Again

Monday, December 27, 2010

A few months ago, I blogged about not liking these shape-up shoes. That's probably because they were another brand and did not fit comfortably.

Today I went out to shop with one of my gift cards and found the original brand of these shoes. I tried them on in the store and they were a totally different fit. Comfie.

This afternoon, I've had them on inside and I like them a lot. Plus, I got them at Marshall's, so price was way below the original retail. Very glad I gave them another try.

Wishing all the best in 2011. Happy New Year - almost.

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AYAMMAYA 12/30/2010 12:05AM

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MRSGARRETT0517 12/29/2010 12:17AM

  Thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck to you as well. I have the Danskin $20 Walmart version of the Shape ups & I actually like them a lot. They make me feel bouncy, lol. emoticon

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KTMAE2006 12/28/2010 5:24PM

    Keep me updated on how you like them...I have been thinking about buying a pair for the last year, but haven't done it yet!

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NANCY- 12/28/2010 7:58AM

    Sometimes it is good to get the original and pay the price.(sales/discounts are great finds too)
You deserve the best!!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/27/2010 9:07PM

    Nice present for yourself!!!

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Already Started Waving Goodbye to 2010 (and don't let the door hit on the way out)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Usually unconcerned about beginning and ending of years, I've already started waving goodbye to 2010 and will continue to do so until the new one arrives. (yes, I'm standing in one place this entire week, waving my hand up and down.)

This year evaporated and I was in a constant fog, absorbed with helping my cousin in her last months of struggle. And then in July, her passing. And that of many other dear ones.

The latest news is yet another loved one who is in advanced stage of liver disease, so I am trying to learn to prepare and let go better than I've done in the past.

I hope to be more present in 2011 and perhaps be able to attend to some of my own life's challenges. I also have major redirections (adjusting to the correct course again) to do with health. Not starting over, but things I've fallen a bit by the wayside that I'll cover in future blogs.

Good riddance to 2010. Here's making 2011 a much better one. Wishing all of you a wonderful week.

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GRAYGRANNY 12/27/2010 9:08AM

    Goodbye 2010??? Amen to that!! Wishing you a better year my friend. This past year has been a struggle mentally and physically for me as well so if you don't mind I will stand beside you to keep you company whilst we both wave BYE BYE Here's to a better year for us all

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NANCY- 12/27/2010 7:40AM

    Taking care of yourself is the greatest gift. There will always be challenges.
A quote I love is:
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
- Wayne Dyer
We are fortunate as we do get to choose how we react, feel, and act in every situation we are presented with.
The quote helped me realize that even in adversity we still have a choice.
For me 2011 is all about choice, what I choose to do.
WTG for choosing to make 2011 a better one for yourself.

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JLITT62 12/27/2010 5:29AM

    1-1-11. Must be something important about that, eh?

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/26/2010 11:53PM

    I hope 2011 is much better for you. This year was a tough one.

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Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wishing everyone a joyous Christmas and holiday season. Merry Christmas!

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NANCY- 12/25/2010 6:48AM

    Merry Christmas
best wishes for a wonderful 2011!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/25/2010 2:32AM

    You too!! emoticon Merry Christmas!

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JAMER123 12/25/2010 12:15AM

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. May you have a wonderful day of celebration.

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Take Time to Hug Your Heart

Friday, December 24, 2010

Whatever your festivities during this holiday season, take a moment to just wrap your arms around yourself (either literally or figuratively) and give yourself congratulations for getting through 2010 - no matter the bumps in the road. Give yourself a hug of affirmation that you will continue the climb toward your goals.

Wishing my sparkfriends a healthy, happy Christmas eve. Love you guys and gals!

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NANCY- 12/25/2010 6:50AM

    What wonderful advice. This should be a daily practice.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 12/24/2010 4:08PM

    Great advice!

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JLITT62 12/24/2010 12:45PM

    Thank you for the reminder -- and of course, you will be doing the same for yourself. And we're doing it for you virtually!

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JOYATLAST 12/24/2010 12:22PM

    Awwwww . . . message received. Hug given.

And here's one from me to YOU!


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MY_LIFE_NOW 12/24/2010 11:26AM

    and i hope you take your words of love and wrap them around yourself've been the best support to me this whole year..and wishing you a healed heart for the new you emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAMARIGOLD 12/24/2010 11:08AM

    emoticon and happy holidays to you! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/24/2010 10:45AM

    Happy holidays to you, too! Great advice. WE all need to take time to appreciate and love ourselves.

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Bites, Licks, and Tastes? Not On My Radar. Maybe someday.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I just read my sparkfriend's blog (JLITT) and she mentions blt's. Of course, I've read of this behavior before and even have a friend who does this routinely.

Have to admit that I am in awe of those who can do just a bite, lick, and taste. In total awe, as it's not on my radar nor part of my reality in any way. In fact, it never even occurs to me.

Maybe someday I will have evolved and will blog differently, but for now, hats off to those of you who know how to do, and routinely partake in, the BLT syndrome. I will aspire to that goal at some point.

Wishing all a fun weekend.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/18/2010 7:53PM

    Those BLT's can add up calorie-wise. I try to log them (but occasionally miss emoticon)

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JLITT62 12/18/2010 12:50PM

    Generally when I do have BLTs they're not recorded anywhere but in my brain, which really doesn't count. It might be a handful of raisins . . . a mini clif bar . . . some chocolate covered savi seeds (something new I tried which is kind of like peanuts, but a seed).

It's a bad habit, and one I'm usually fairly on top of, but not lately.

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KTMAE2006 12/18/2010 12:13PM

    I am FAMOUS for asking for a bite of something. It has been a conversation in every relationship I've been in. I order a reasonable-ish meal, eat most of it, box some of it for the next day. But I ALWAYS ask for a bite of whatever my dining partner is eating. Boyfriends complain, girlfriends agree, and I have to hold my tongue when I first meet people. But once that boundary is down, good luck! I will ask for a bite! Its a great tool, even with Healthy food, its good to have variety in life! You never know what you may start liking!

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