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Size 10 Need Not Apply

Saturday, June 02, 2012

I recently read an article on the MSN website about a singles dating group on the East Coast that didn't want any potential members that are a size 10 or above. Except for these past few years, I have always been thin but never a size 10. This society is totally unreal!

  
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MEETSADMAMA 6/3/2012 3:47PM

    That's crazy!! I've actually become more confident after getting back out on "the playing field" a while ago. I was very self conscious about my weight. After talking to a few people on a dating site, I found out that most men that are looking for a real relationship had given up on "skinny" women. Too bad more men weren't open-minded. I think it's slowly catching on but not to enough people.

In high school I was 120lbs and I was between a size 10 and 12. Some of us are just not meant to be small!!

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ERINMARIE424 6/3/2012 11:14AM

    Wow. Maybe the rest of us are better off if the shallow people all join that club!

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SHOOTIN4STARS 6/3/2012 11:00AM

    Seriously . . . isn't the average woman a size 14? That's CRAZY!

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NANCY- 6/3/2012 8:21AM

    Maybe that's why they are single!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/2/2012 10:27PM

    I wouldn't want to looking for a mate at a website where the men were so shallow that they were only interested in size 8 and below women.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 6/2/2012 9:23PM

    I have to agree they are unreal!! Then there's the people that feel that when a fat person loses weight and they get closer to goal weight more and more people speak up criticizing them about getting too thin even when they are still overweight.

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Too Much Exercise Bad for You?

Friday, June 01, 2012

Just heard a news report that some people experience the opposite effects than those intended when they overdo exercise. Some of these include higher blood pressure and cholesterol.

As for me, I've been overdoing exercise for a couple of reasons, not the least of which to try to jumpstart weight loss after a very long plateau. However, whether I do a little or a lot, all exercise does is tire me out.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/1/2012 4:55PM

    It tires me out too....isn't it a nice kind of tired?

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LUVSBULLDOGS 6/1/2012 3:53PM

    Those are exceptions, not the rule.

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NATPLUMMER 6/1/2012 1:16PM

    You are overdoing it if you are getting tired out by your exercise. It should give you more energy. Over training may be the reason you are on your plateau for so long.

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JLITT62 6/1/2012 11:59AM

    Too much of anything isn't good.

Exercise actually energizes me . . . most of the time.

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NANCY- 6/1/2012 11:51AM

    Must have been a slow news day. Now some folks hearing that will take it to the other extreme.

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Flame Retardants In Food

Thursday, May 31, 2012

So, this morning's news contained more revelations on what's been recently found in some commonly-eaten foods like peanut butter - flame retardants that are used on shingles! Seems like there are fewer and fewer choices for good health. Very disheartening.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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LUCYJOY 6/2/2012 9:15PM

    Wow! That is crazy!

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FLORIDASUN 6/2/2012 7:00PM

    Soooo very sad to hear about this. I honestly think the only way to get REAL food is to grow your own...but then they would find that the seeds were contaminated...darn..just ridiculous!

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JULESRULES78 6/1/2012 9:11AM

    Eeew. What I find interesting is that the news targeted peanut butter when the study lists the top offenders as canned sardines, turkey smoked sausages, "fresh deli meats and fish, chili with beans, and bacon." Fresh salmon was also very high. I guess they were trying to make a point that this is being fed to kids, but kids do eat other foods besides peanut butter that could be contaminated.

Comment edited on: 6/1/2012 9:35:01 AM

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LUVSBULLDOGS 6/1/2012 12:28AM

    I grind my own pnut and almond butter. There is nothing in it but peanuts or almonds.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 5/31/2012 7:19PM

  What????

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NATPLUMMER 5/31/2012 11:56AM

    It's not like we can stop eating altogether. These chemicals are in our environment and accumulate in our food supply.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/31/2012 11:53AM

    scary!!!

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Radioactive Tuna In San Diego

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The topic of radiation was quickly turned off by the media shortly after the catastrophic earthquake in Japan. Each time it comes up again, they assure us there's no danger. Yet, the radiation continues to increase. The tuna swimming along our shores are now radioactive; once again, the powers that be are assuring us that the fish are safe levels of radioactivity. Wow!

  
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NANCY- 5/31/2012 8:48AM

    Yikes!
Now dinner plans will be changed. I had never heard of this ,,, Thanks for sharing.

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VEGK80 5/31/2012 1:22AM

    who decides what 'safe' levels of radiation are?! The people selling the tuna?

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DJ4HEALTH 5/30/2012 9:50PM

    It is not just tuna that is affected it is all of the animals and the news media is not telling you any thing at all.

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GODZDESIGN95 5/30/2012 2:46PM

    scary!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 5/30/2012 1:54PM

  I heard it also and I enjoy tuna but not now I guess for a very long time.

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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/30/2012 1:28PM

    Fish anyone?

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BUTEAFULL 5/30/2012 12:07PM

    I'm not touching any tuna not already canned did you read how high the radiation levels are in these radioactive tuna unbelievable, you can't convince me that they are safe to eat, and wait til they spawn...what will they create or metamorphasize into?

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NATPLUMMER 5/30/2012 10:18AM

    I guess I'll be staying away from tuna.

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A HUGE VICTORY THIS MORNING

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Even though I've been off of caffeine for about four months now, never really loved it, and only drank a small amount, I've gone through constant obsessing over it for the past two weeks. That was when I threw the coffeemaker and remainder of the coffee away. For some reason, that was a huge thing and every day I tell myself that I'm going to go buy a new one and new supply. I even dream about coffee. It's so bizarre. I must link it to something that is deeper than just coffee.

Anyway, I had a meeting this morning and the other person fixed the venue at a nearby Starbucks. I told myself that I could have decaf or even break my streak. But when I arrived, I smelled the aroma, watched her drink hers, and didn't want to get one at all. All that obsessing and when it came right down to it, I didn't want it anyway.

Wonder how many other things I think I want that I actually don't! (smiling) Sounds like I don't know myself very well, but I really do. Anyway, I feel that today's victory was a huge one. Hooray for me.

  
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NANCY- 5/30/2012 9:10AM

    What a wonderful moment of discovery. You are inspiring!
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HIKINGSD 5/30/2012 6:22AM

    Great job!

Just an FYI...decaf does have caffeine in it. So you did a really great thing by not even having that. Congrats!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/29/2012 7:39PM

    That's awesome!!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/29/2012 6:57PM

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If only it worked for everything we think we want, hmmm?

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JEANETTECURRY 5/29/2012 6:56PM

    Gave up coffee over a year ago and dont miss it anymore. But know what you went through. Good Going!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/29/2012 3:01PM

    Wow, to bad you didn't got to Starbucks sooner. I haven't had caffeine since 1988. I realized it made me feel hungry. No coffee, chocolate, tea, etc. for me. I do drink decaf coffee and enjoy it, use decaf tea and carob for chocolate.

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