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No New Clothes Until Plateau is Busted Through

Friday, February 24, 2012

Yup, that's right. I made that agreement with myself yesterday. It's time to bust this forever plateau wide open. And I'm not spending any money on clothing other than the smaller sizes I intend to return to prior to this chubster period of time (first time in my life and it's been quite an eye-opener). Hooray for me!

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/28/2012 4:40PM

    That will give you great motivation!

I have to admit that I had to buy new clothes last fall because I had "outgrown" my old ones. Not a good feeling, but I did enjoy my new wardrobe over the winter. It was my gift to myself after caring for my father. I think he would have wanted me to have nice clothes.

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VEGFAERY 2/25/2012 6:43AM

    I love your plan. I have plateaued at 168 lbs, still 23 lbs from my goal.

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SUEJENN 2/25/2012 12:08AM

    This sounds like a good plan. ARe you going to burn the bridges behind you?

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MADDIEMOM27 2/24/2012 8:31PM

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DDHEART 2/24/2012 8:10PM

    Now you have to bust through.....or risk goin nekid when your current clothing wears out! LOL

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JLITT62 2/24/2012 6:07PM

    I'm actually in some smaller sizes without actually busting my plateau. Good luck!

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LIVINGFREE19 2/24/2012 4:59PM

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GOODEN66 2/24/2012 2:29PM

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RYDERB 2/24/2012 1:30PM

    Hooray for you is right! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 2/24/2012 1:28PM

    Yay!!! Good luck!

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EJHEINRICH1 2/24/2012 1:26PM

    Good for you! :-)

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February Goals Update. March Goals.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

It's unreal how fast February is going. I have absolutely no cravings for caffeine or sugar, two of my past two months' goals. This time around, I don't feel as though I'm depriving myself at all. I just satiated on both prior to giving them up, and feel soooooo much better now that they are not on my mind . (or in my body)

I've already started my March goal and into day 2 of no night eating. It's a lifelong habit and I've tried every suggestion possible before. Now it's a matter of discipline in not having snacks late at night.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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SUEJENN 2/24/2012 12:44AM

    Excellent progress. I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better. Is your plan to move toward being vegan?

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FANGFACEKITTY 2/23/2012 6:45PM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/23/2012 2:17PM

    Congratulations on being caffeine and sugar free! I bet you will be successful with the "no night eating" too!

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JLITT62 2/23/2012 11:50AM

    WTG! You amaze me!

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MEADSBAY 2/23/2012 11:24AM

    Wooooo-hoooooo!!!

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IAM_HIS2 2/23/2012 11:07AM

    Wow, way to go...proud of you. I hope this rubs off onto me. emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 2/23/2012 11:06AM

    YAY!!!

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LUXITTA 2/23/2012 10:51AM

    Good for you! I am beginning to hop on that bandwagon! Hope you're doing as well next month!
~Amanda~

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RYDERB 2/23/2012 10:27AM

    Great job on your February goals. Good luck with March! emoticon

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Too Soon to Leave, Whitney!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

How her amazing voice and songs impacted decades of my life is difficult to articulate. I miss her already.

And, I will always love you. R.I.P. dear Whitney.

  
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JLITT62 2/16/2012 5:24AM

    She was, indeed, the voice. So sad.

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ALASKASKY 2/14/2012 12:17PM

    emoticonMe too.

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GOOZLEBEAR 2/13/2012 10:39PM

    Very sad and she will be greatly missed.

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FLORIDASUN 2/13/2012 9:24PM

    God bless her beautiful soul! She was a wonder and always SHALL be...live on beautiful Whitney and continue to shine.. emoticonI HATE drugs...I HATE what they stole from her beautiful life. I HATE what they stole from my life..they hijacked my most valuable possession...my loving son...drugs do not care WHO you are or WHAT you have..I HATE them...I really, really do. emoticon

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KMICHA 2/12/2012 4:39PM

    Is it worth the Fame and fortune? Sad, another great loss.

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IAM_HIS2 2/12/2012 4:33PM

    Yes, Whitney, rest in peace. I so agree, money does not buy happiness nor the ability to see that we are a valued and loved person, here for a special reason.

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NATPLUMMER 2/12/2012 4:25PM

    Very sad.

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CATLADY52 2/12/2012 3:48PM

    Apparently she is not dead, just visiting with her family in New Jersey. At least that is what her secretary is saying. emoticon

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MEADSBAY 2/12/2012 3:11PM

    Very, very sad.
First Amy- just finding her voice- and now Whitney.
What a waste of talent.

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RYDERB 2/12/2012 12:28PM

    Another sad reminder that money does not buy happiness. It's just so sad.

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The Upside of Getting a Bad Cold

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I've been fortunate in not having been sick for a long time. But these past few weeks, with news about my dying mother and other assorted stressors, my system has been worn down. Not to mention that so many are walking around in public blowing their cooties all over the place.

Have caught a humdinger of a cold that I'm trying to prevent moving down into my lungs and causing bigger trouble.

The benefit of all this? Well, so busy with stuffy nose and cough that I don't feel my stomach pangs. Have to remember to eat, and when I do, I am definitely making much better choices. So, hey, not great to feel lousy, but I'll see if I can use this time to turn some of my daily habits back to better intake.

Wishing all a fun weekend.

  
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SUEJENN 2/13/2012 11:54PM

    I love that "public blowing their cooties all over the place".
Isn't it amazing how we notice these thingas when we are not well. Take gentle care of yourself J.

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NATPLUMMER 2/12/2012 9:03AM

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MEADSBAY 2/11/2012 6:21PM

    PLUS- you're giving your body a much needed rest period
(you are, aren't you?).
Your body will thank you and your cold will be over quicker.
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ALASKASKY 2/11/2012 2:03PM

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Had a Peaceful Birthday Filled w/Loving Memories

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Thanks to all for the goodies and birthday wishes. Yesterday was a peaceful birthday and I did manage to do several things despite fighting this awful cold. Unfortunately, I did a long walk and managed to get more tired than I should have. Thanks to all for the tips on my blog about how you fight a cold.

There's been a night bird singing his heart out for about a week now. He's several houses away, so not very loud, but so beautiful to hear. And he's at it all night long. Sing, sing, sing. I wonder if he has emotions to go along with it. Or if it feels good to sing. I researched night birds and it said this is a mockingbird bachelor. There's something about hearing him at night that makes me smile and go to bed with a song in my heart. And, if I awaken during the night to get water or whatever, he's still at it!

I'm done with the detox caffeine headaches, so now it's just a matter of staying away from coffee. Hooray hooray. I plan to conquer it this year.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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LIVINGFREE19 2/16/2012 9:49AM

    So sorry I missed your birthday, although I am glad you enjoyed the day!
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BRIGHTPENNY 2/14/2012 8:41PM

    What a beautiful description of the mocking bird song! thank you for that, we lived out in Alberta, CAN many years ago now, but your description brought back the memories of the beauty of the song! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/10/2012 11:26AM

    I'm glad you had a peaceful birthday. I hope your cold is better now.
Hugs,
Kay

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DDHEART 2/9/2012 5:19PM

    Ooops! I missed your birthday...well, always a day late and a dollar short, Happy Birthday yesterday, today and a lot of tomorrows!

I love your comment on the night bird singing. Such a contrast with our climates. If any of our birds were to stay up all night singing, they would be sicker than you with sore throat etc! LOL If your night bird is a bachelor mockingbird I guess he's trying to change his marital status with all that singing...hope for your sake he doesn't find a mate too soon, it sounds so lovely.

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ALASKASKY 2/9/2012 1:12PM

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MZZCHIEF 2/9/2012 12:13PM

    Glad to hear you had a good birthday.

Have you tried ginger tea for your cold?

The recipe is :
Wash and put a few slices of fresh ginger root into a blender along with the rind of a washed organic lemon.
Then heat the mix on the range... once boiling , let steep until its at a drinkable temp and strain.
Add honey to taste, also a the juice of lemon.

Its amazing how helpful this is.
Be well...

: )
Mzzchief

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KANSASROSE67 2/9/2012 11:47AM

    Glad you had a peaceful birthday. I've never heard a mockingbird...I love your ideas about what he's thinking!

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