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Raspberry Ketones?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I was just on my favorite supplement site, ordering my replacement supply, when I happened upon something called raspberry ketones. And many positive reviews from people who've used it as an appetite suppressant. Not a fan of Dr. Oz (I don't watch TV), but they reference his advice in the reviews. Frankly, I'm going to research further because this may be a good thing to aid me in my ongoing quest to eliminate night eating.

Anyone out there use these? Have a fun weekend, friends.

  
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NATPLUMMER 7/29/2012 10:11AM

    Never heard of them.

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/29/2012 6:50AM

    No, I don't think those claims work. If you read the fine print it always requires proper eating and exercising to get the job done.

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GOOZLEBEAR 7/28/2012 10:45PM

    I have been using them for about 2 months and they definitely curb my appetite and also seem to take away some of my cravings for sweets. I do watch Dr. Oz but don't always take his advice!!! Sometimes it is overwhelming. Anyway, I do recommend the Raspberry Ketones but then some things don't work for everyone.

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MILLISMA 7/28/2012 5:30PM

    I have heard of them but have not tried them. There was a discussion about them on another team and most folks weren't having any luck.

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MERRYMARY42 7/28/2012 5:03PM

    I did see the Dr. Oz program, back in April I think, so I immediately ordered a bottle, and used it for a few weeks, did not seem to do anything for me, of course, I may not have given it a chance, but I am almost always ready to give something a chance to boost my will power, which is almost non-existent.
Let us know if you find good reports on it.

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THEEXERCISER 7/28/2012 4:59PM

    I have never heard of them but good luck with them.

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Mini Goal - All About Perspective

Friday, July 27, 2012

The concert is on August 26, and from now until then, my mini goal is to lose 5 lbs. Of course, it sounds like a very easy thing to do. For someone whose body insists that it would prefer to plateau, not so easy. However, I will do it. There's no particular reason for choosing this time period other than it's here and the time is now.

On one hand, I can be bummed and admit that 4 of those 5 lbs will be losing regained wgt. But I'm not. I'm realistic to know that sometimes that's the way it goes. For all I've eaten lately (I'll be blogging about that soon), it's amazing that it's only 4. I'll be thrilled with the loss and am anticipating the excitement. So, it's a little more than a lb a week. Should be a piece of cake. Oops, I mean, piece of celery. (smiling)

Wishing all a fun weekend.

  
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ALASKASKY 7/28/2012 8:30AM

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/28/2012 6:55AM

    Sounds like a very realistic goal.
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CATLADY52 7/27/2012 4:59PM

    I think that under five is very doable. Over five I'm not so sure. emoticon
And if you get it done before then, purely super emoticon
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MARY1313 7/27/2012 11:58AM

    Yep you sure can do this. And if you are on a plateau or if losing weight is as hard for you as it is for me, interval exercising has been working for me. I'm menopausal and it's really hard for me to drop any weight, but interval training has helped!

Mary

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SPARKLINGHOPE 7/27/2012 11:56AM

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NANCY- 7/27/2012 10:07AM

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NANCYPAT1 7/27/2012 9:40AM

    You can do it!! I appreciate that you are NOT beating yourself up over the small gains - you are realistic and dealing with what IS and not what coulda, shoulda, or woulda been in some fantasy world. You are also setting a realistic goal. I am sure that you can do it. I have had a number of plateaus and often the thing that drops me off of them is that I gain a little and then drop off what I gain PLUS some more. Our bodies are like puppies that need training - BUT in addition to consistancy, they need variety and sometimes a little reminder whose in charge. And like puppies, sometimes THEY are in charge and sometimes they let US think we are.

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NATPLUMMER 7/27/2012 9:38AM

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My Skinny Jeans Funny Story

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Last year, I bought a $200 pair of jeans marked down to $10 at Marshalls (good ole Marshalls). Even though the tag said they were my size, when I tried to get them on, they wouldn't even get up my leg. I thought they were probably mistagged from the girls dept. (smiling) Usually, I'd just donate them in my bi-monthly donation bag to a fave non-profit, but I held onto them cause I liked the way they were made.

About a month ago, I was clearing out clothes I never wear, I came upon these jeans and decided to try them on. They fit. Then the light went on - oh, I get it, these are what I've heard about being skinny jeans. They are cute, but I really don't care for restrictive stuff so I wear them when I'm in the mood (and when it's not hot). Like, to concerts, etc. They DO bunch a bit at the ankles, so what's up with that?

I have to smile at what a difference a year makes. Not that I've lost any more weight, but I HAVE been exercising more and I guess my body responded by shifting stuff around. As I've blogged before, I can see my nether regions now when looking down. (smiling)

And, yes, I've said this about a bzillion times. I've never had a weight problem in my life, so when I packed on hormonal/stress/overeating weight about 6 years ago, it was a shocker in soooo many ways. I have to blog about how I've reverted to being able to eat anything and not gain. I know that's not going to last long, so I have to curb this habit. I've discarded a lot of that gained weight, but still have about 15-20 to go, if I want.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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LADYGSC 7/27/2012 9:44PM

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IRON_RESOLVE 7/26/2012 9:35PM

    i have lots to bargan pants in the size i want to be
I think lots will fit after i walk the Camino!
I simply cannot wait.


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/26/2012 9:22PM

    great surprise!!!

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JILLYBEAN25 7/26/2012 9:13PM

    Yeah for skinny jeans! I wish I could wear them, but I'm still only "jegging" sizes. Someday...

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RUNNER12COM 7/26/2012 8:06PM

    Non scale victories are awesome!

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MILLISMA 7/26/2012 7:53PM

    emoticon emoticonand a nice surprise!!!!

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CATLADY52 7/26/2012 7:48PM

    Sounds like you came out a winner on that deal. I know that when I try on new jeans that if it fits they'll be too big, if they are a bit snug they'll be fine. Anything else I'm in a pickle. emoticon

It sounds as if you are doing fine. emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/26/2012 7:07PM

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BUTEAFULL 7/26/2012 6:03PM

    and the next thing ya know skinny jeans will be out of style emoticon

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JLITT62 7/26/2012 3:07PM

    Yup, bunching at the ankles usually indicates too long. But it's wonderful that they fit! It's not all about the number; fitting is what matters.

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REBECCAMA 7/26/2012 1:06PM

  Haha.. skinny jeans! You go girl! Congrats!

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NATPLUMMER 7/26/2012 11:20AM

    emoticon Bunching at the ankles...are they a little too long? They do make those jeans for giants.

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MARY1313 7/26/2012 11:03AM

    LOL!!!! I'm aspiring to have this happen to me too!!!

Mary in Alabama emoticon

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Olympics & Another Concert

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Some years, I watch Olympics. This year, not a bit interested. One reason could be that I haven't watched TV in about a year and don't even go near the thing. Have no interest in turning it on for any reason. Just doesn't appeal to me.

Yesterday I got tickets to the REO Speedwagon concert that'll be at the end of August. Have seen them before and they put on a dynamite show. Hooray, hooray. Will be looking forward to that.

Weather has been pretty moderate this year, so far. Very happy about that.

Big hugs to all.

  
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NANCY- 7/26/2012 7:43AM

    Sounds like a great plan. Plus you can boogie at the concert.

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/25/2012 4:00PM

    Have an awesome time at the concert I think it is awesome you don't watch tv i rarely do I love to read . glad your weather is moderate we have been having a lot of heat waves so enjoy your great weather . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 7/25/2012 10:20AM

    I can't even remember the last time I watched the Olympics but I think it was when it was still every 4 years...does that make me old? emoticon

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C'mon... Where Did July Go?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I wind up saying this every month, so it's my own little running joke. But, honestly, I cannot believe how time is flying at lightning speed. July is disappearing faster than ever.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/25/2012 8:28AM

    Happy day to you too!

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NANCY- 7/25/2012 8:27AM

    Good News! :) July is still here. We still have time to work on our July goals.
Spark On!

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MARY1313 7/24/2012 5:35PM

    Dang you are right! I didn't' realize it was so late in the month!

Mary in Alabama

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CORNERKICK 7/24/2012 4:41PM

  So true!

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NATPLUMMER 7/24/2012 4:37PM

    Yes, you do say this every month...I was waiting for it ;-)
You're right though....time certainly does fly.

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