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focusing - Bye bye Lewd Dude

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

whew, now I feel better

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SNOWANGELDIVA 11/14/2011 10:28PM

    Back to walking at night...because of lewd dudes...looks like I'll be working on this ~ AGAIN.
I wanted to erase these cuz I feel like a fool having been so transparent...
I'm still using them to help me grow.
I love spark.

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SEMBEREVE78 9/26/2011 12:26AM

    You look beautiful! I love your blouse!

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MALKS_ARIA 9/21/2011 11:09AM

    For having a migraine you sure look functional and beautiful in your new shirt and makeup-- no wonder those around you keep having whiplash!!!

Baby that Inter Diva, and take care of her!!

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MNOT2THICK 9/20/2011 11:37PM

    New shirt is cute. Luv ur make-up. You look fabulous, seriously adorable emoticon. I have the same problem with my camera.

Boo to migranes. Do I need to send you some pepper spray for the creeps???? Tell them to kick rocks and be blessed!!

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TEXASFILLY 9/20/2011 7:52PM

    O! Love your new shirt, gal! All my fav colors! Hey~ I agree with your SP friends~ YOU keep being the BEAUTIFUL woman YOU ARE! As for the creeps, tell 'em to "BACK OFF, Jack!" and sic that big ol' dog of yours on 'em! Carry a big stick, too! *hugs* Don't let 'em beat ya down, darlin'~ YOU ROCK! *hugs* Love ya, BB~

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ECLIPSED 9/20/2011 6:46PM

    Be SUNSHINE, be SWEET, be YOU! Don't let guys like that make you hide. You are 5 pounds away from your goal, rock it Liz!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/20/2011 2:04PM

    You look amazing Liz. And you present yourself in a positive way. Lewd dude's issues are his. Remember to walk head up eyes forward with pride and strength. The creeps look for those who walk with downcast eyes and insecurities. emoticon

YOU are ROCKING your weight loss. No more padding for you. You are STRONG and nobody's victim. emoticon

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kong Sunflower...

I met my Spark people litmit withuploads today...they won't let me upload anything else today :(
Pics to come tomorrow...

I had a nap after the vlog...I really need to get more sleep...

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JENNYBAKER247 9/20/2011 4:27AM

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MALKS_ARIA 9/19/2011 9:05PM

    We starved ourselves.... we got sick for times... and just ignored taking care of ourselves... *THAT* is hows you lose weight.... NOT!!!!

Woohooo!! Remember the Diva Moments!! Brush the other off... and keep going!!

Your Inner Diva is still shining!


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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/19/2011 7:16PM

    Beautiful sunflowers. emoticon

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MAMACAT2_3 9/19/2011 10:17AM

    I'm LOL at the fact that you have uploaded so much that you can't upload anymore for the day!! Tee hee...

I can see how it would sting a little for someone to make that comment. I think I would be feeling the same...kinda mixed emotions. :)

But yes, definate woohoo for losing the weight!

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MNOT2THICK 9/18/2011 11:45PM

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Diva Victory

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I'll make this brief "ish".
This is my friend, Victory.

You won't get to meet his siblings, Self-hatred, Failure, Critic, Lonely or Invisible. I inhaled them as my husband's words were left to echo their taunts in my weary brain. He closed the door and I opened the cookie jar.

I was half-way through Victory when I froze mid-chew.

I am not alone. I am not the only person that gets blinded by emotion and wakes to a mouth full of regret.

I felt like I was in one of those commercials where they pause everything around you and you get to enjoy a moment of clarity.

"Why are you hurting yourself, Love?"
{It's taken some time, but, I can actually say nice things once in a while to myself.}

"Because, I messed up, again, but, I can't work under this pressure. I'm sick and then with his schedule being erratic... Ugh! How was I supposed to know he was going be hungry and thirsty at 9:30 p.m.?! I didn't know if he was going to be up for his shift at 5p.m. or when. He works so hard for us and all I want is him to know that I care. He was up and out the door in 15 minutes; I had no idea what he needed! I hate me. I'm so inefficient!", I retorted as I snapped a piece off of Victory.

"You are lovely, and I know of a few people that would remind you so right now, if you gave them the chance. Go on to your Spark status and update that there is a Chocolate Chip Cookie attack and feel the love of support...go know it's true. They know hubby brought home 30lbs of frozen cookie dough and that you've been sick...they're looking out for you. They care when you've stopped. Let them help."
{I'm really liking this nice voice....I gotta get her a name so far it's "Diva"...but, I'll let ya know...}

So, here lays, Victory beside my keyboard. If half-eaten cookies could smile with relief this little guy would be beaming. He knows he is safe.

My Dear Friends, I popped on just to quietly peek at my goodies and reread some notes of encouragement. I know most would agree with Diva that being close to death from the common cold is not the time to start self-evaluations on my job performances as homemaker and et ceteras.

As I sat myself before the computer I envisioned Spark Friends doing intervention. I'm a pretty imaginative, dramatic persona (shock, I know!)

I imagined Fluffilicious cupping my tear streaked face and giving it a sympathetic pat. She was exclaiming how boys can be such 'putzes' for dropping a bomb of expectation and not giving a chance to meet their needs. I soaked up her sympathy like a dry sponge!

Crystle quietly slipped Victory out of my hand and put him on the desk with the grace of a ninja, because I don't remember relinquishing him of my own free will.

All the while I*AM*BLESSED is clearing out the remainder of the stash of those blasted cookies and the remnants in the freezer. She's not afraid of hubby if he comes home to no cookies; she'll take on 6ft5, 250lbs no problem! (She also booted out that obnoxious Pee Prince, Mr. Mittens for me.)

Thank you, God for Victory and the LOVE of my Spark Friends.

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TEXASFILLY 9/15/2011 12:06PM

    *hugs* You are quickly becoming a true heroine of mine. Keep up the AWE~some choices you are making for yourself, dear heart. *hugs* BB~

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ECLIPSED 9/14/2011 5:39PM

    That's why they call it the sweet smell of Victory! Don't worry about being dramatic or imaginative, that's just the way I like you! And I'm glad you're learning to speak nicely to yourself :)


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JOYFULMOMTO5 9/14/2011 11:43AM

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DRAWNTHISWAY 9/14/2011 11:30AM

    You are an incredible woman, when you give yourself the credit you are due. congrats on setting down the cookie, and for speaking so kindly to yourself. You do hold victory.... and it's not in a cookie!

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ANEWBETHSTL 9/14/2011 11:20AM

    You are amazing my friend, and we all love that about you!!


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MAMACAT2_3 9/14/2011 11:11AM

    Wow, victory is right!! If only we all had that kind of control all of the time, we'd all be skinny minnies!! As always, love reading your blogs...

Glad you're on the mend! You deserve a little kindness from yourself especially because of being sick.

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SUECHRIS50 9/14/2011 11:05AM

    You have to be one of the cutest,strongest,smartest sparkfriends I know,btw,we are mind readers didnt ya know?My hubby is the same way and I just laugh at him!He brings home donuts!!GRRR!! emoticon

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I*AM*BLESSED 9/14/2011 11:05AM

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and thanks for the're right, I'm NOT afraid of the hubs but kick'n out Mr. Mittens??? Dunno 'bout that

Luv ya girlfriend! Proud of ya!

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MALKS_ARIA 9/14/2011 12:00AM

    wooohooo! shame on the cookie monster for taking a bite of the cookie....
BUT more cheering on of the DIVA as she is so much bigger than the cookie monster.... I am sorry hun, Miss Piggy is gonna have to find a new person to imitate... You got a gorgeous beautiful lady inside waiting to come out!!! So DIVA come out and show it to us.


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SHASSYSUE2 9/13/2011 11:37PM

    My Beautiful STRONG Friend, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! Take that cookie dough and donate it somewhere!!! Hubby will get over it!! He does not need it either!!!! I wish I was closer, I would bring you some homemade chicken soup, now that is what you need!!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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MNOT2THICK 9/13/2011 11:30PM

    Claim the victory. It is already yours!!!

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LENKA763 9/13/2011 11:04PM

    you are sick..therefore you need rest and good nutritions :)

no cookies

well, and your hubby is a grown up man who knows how to take care of himself (sometime).

hugs Lenka

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/13/2011 11:02PM

    emoticonVictory is yours!!!!!!!!!

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SEPTLEFTY 9/13/2011 10:46PM

  Yes Yes Yes

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Be Perfume

Monday, September 12, 2011

"For we are to God a sweet smell of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:"
2 Cor. 2:15

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary says this:
2:12-17 A believer's triumphs are all in Christ. To him be the praise and glory of all, while the success of the gospel is a good reason for a Christian's joy and rejoicing. In ancient triumphs, abundance of perfumes and sweet odours were used; so the name and salvation of Jesus, as ointment poured out, was a sweet savour diffused in every place. Unto some, the gospel is a savour of death unto death. They reject it to their ruin. Unto others, the gospel is a savour of life unto life: as it quickened them at first when they were dead in trespasses and sins, so it makes them more lively, and will end in eternal life. Observe the awful impressions this matter made upon the apostle, and should also make upon us. The work is great, and of ourselves we have no strength at all; all our sufficiency is of God. But what we do in religion, unless it is done in sincerity, as in the sight of God, is not of God, does not come from him, and will not reach to him. May we carefully watch ourselves in this matter; and seek the testimony of our consciences, under the teaching of the Holy Spirit, that as of sincerity, so speak we in Christ and of Christ.

My mother gave me a "spare" bottle of Oscar de la Renta.

Who has a "spare" bottle of Oscar de la Renta lying around? Apparently an ex-car sales rep does. She said my aunt the other, Thrift-Store-Shopper-Therapy-Addict, had too many and HAD to pass it along. I think my aunts have storage houses to store their loot. Anyway, I got me a bottle of some FINE perfume yesterday. So, what do I do when I am the only living soul (save the watch dog) that is up wandering the halls of the echoing Victorian home in the early morning dark hours?

Sleep in?
No. Not, Lizzy!

I left the window open for the highway commuters to zoom through my brain and wake me at 5:00 a.m! There is no goin' back to sleep for me!

No, instead, I prepare to clean after a weekend of hubby being home and NO ONE lifting a finger to clean after themselves. UGH!(My Saturday Clean Days are absolutely unheeded and that, my friends, warrants a glorious rant, which I will devote to another blog.)

This morning I got up and donned my grubs. I began to get ready to work and found myself standing transfixed above the Oscar de la Renta bottle....

How very tacky would it be to put on this glorious fragrance and then just putter around my house?
Wouldn't that be a pathetic waste?

Did you catch that?
Did you catch that repulsive, negative, stigmata?
I just tried and judged myself as a 'pathetic waste'.

Um, H3ll, no!
I have come too far in this journey to sabotage myself into that "Stinkin' Thinkin' " again!!


I snatched up that Oscar de la Renta and bathed my navy tee and worn yoga pants in it!
Since then I've been dancing around picking up the rubble from the weekend war and feeling like ...

I remembered the above verse and have been praying for 'sisters' as their needs arose this morning. I prayed for a sister that was robbed this week as I was putting away some renegade groceries. I prayed for my army brat sister as picked up my laundry that I wore to her son's birthday party last night...

I was a sweet perfume...when hubby came home off of his night shift this morning. He was nothin' but smiles walking into this wall of delicious aroma!!

I have my ministry in this lost and dying world and I am going to make it beautiful.
Love HIM.
Love your neighbour.

Remember that means to tell your neighbour the truth, in love.
He's gonna say, "You can't judge me".
There are two different kinds of judging:
One is unto condemnation - the one we're not allowed.
The second is judging between right and wrong; this is our sole purpose.
We are to be a 'Light' in the 'Dark', fellow Christians.
We don't want to be the only ones that can smell freedom.
Tell someone the truth ~ with love...that includes yourself.

Today, let's not stink up the place more than it already does.

Be perfume.

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MNOT2THICK 11/13/2011 12:28PM

    I am a little late but still right on time. This applies to myself at times but today all those who have not so nice things to say. Be uplifting and share the wealth. Amen.

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MOMMY2TWO07 9/15/2011 8:23PM

    Love this !

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MALKS_ARIA 9/12/2011 10:50PM

    so awesome sauce!!!

You are totally! totally! totally! Stoked and worth every spray of that perfume!!!
I am sad I can't handle perfumes and neither can Dan... but guess what!
that doesn't mean I can't take care of myself and my home!!
You are right, a smile makes a big difference too
Be a sweet smell in his Sight!


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SEMBEREVE78 9/12/2011 10:43PM

    Wonderful, uplifting, thoughts! Thanks!

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MKPRINCESS007 9/12/2011 7:27PM

    Love this girlfriend! Love it! I am glad you decided to love yourself and treat yourself as the vessel that God created. I have worn perfume, EVERY SINGLE DAY, of my adult life. The scent changes, but I wear what makes me happy. I am so glad you grabbed your bottle of gloriousness and let the sun (SON) shine through! :)

Miss you,

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ECLIPSED 9/12/2011 5:52PM

    Stinkin' thinkin' begone! Oscar de la Renta is in da house! I can picture hubby walking in to sweet perfume :)

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BEEJAY49 9/12/2011 4:19PM

    Wonderful! Thank you for sharing this! :)

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MAMACAT2_3 9/12/2011 2:31PM

    Love this!! Every morning when I wake up, I throw on my purdy jogging pants and t-shirt and always remember my perfume! Who says you can't smelll pretty in sweatpants?? :o)

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IDLETYME 9/12/2011 9:43AM

    Great blog. Can't think of a better use for the perfume than to make "YOU" feel special - no matter what you're doing!! emoticon emoticon

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SHASSYSUE2 9/12/2011 9:43AM

    Oh LIZ!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I NEEDED THIS TODAY!!!! I AM GOING TO GO AND PUT SOME "YOUTH DEW" ON RIGHT NOW!!! We tend to save those precious scents for something special, usually linked to other people, but why???? We don't want to waste it??? We need to go and wear it for just OURSELVES WE ARE WORTH IT!!!! LOVE YOU!!! SHANNON

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/12/2011 9:12AM

    Great blog this morning Liz. You are a sweet perfume. emoticon

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JOYFULMOMTO5 9/12/2011 9:11AM

    Woo-Hoo! AMEN, Sister!!! Love ya, Liz!

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TEXASFILLY 9/12/2011 7:42AM

    Bravo! Good for you in choosing to wear the fancy perfume as you work around the house! YAY! I think that is emoticon!

As an aside, this morning in the earliest stages of awaking, your "Don't Quit" poem came to me and I was hoping I had added you as an emoticon (which I did yesterday) so that I could copy and print it out for inspiration. I'm so glad I found you, Lizzy (I trust that is your name and not your dog's). *hugs*

Make it a FAB~ulous day, dear heart. *hugs* All the best, BB~

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Where are my girls at?!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Seriously, where are my girls at?!

Right now they're at Addition Elle. They're on the "Buy One get the Second One 40% off" rack, and I am OKAY with that! It just means they get to have some Bl!ng!

To console myself with the fact that the vast percentage of weight I lost escaped my bra and not my jeans, I looked over my other measurements. I am SO very thankful for the measurement features on Sparkpeople. I haven't been measuring monthly, but, to date I have lost a total of....

emoticon-19 inches!!!!

and it wasn't ALL from my bra like I thought.

Glorious day!

That's the length of an average size new born baby (not mine, mine were 23").

Now, I'm off to go shopping for Girl Glam.

I forgot to add the other thigh, calf and, the NEW total is...
emoticon-28" lost
that is the average size of a...
Pylon: Traffic Cone

Which is also how my maiden name (when not pronounced with it's french accent) sounds like.

Mandie Marie (MESAJOGGER, thank you for getting me doodling again)

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JEANUT 9/13/2011 9:43PM

    I'm so proud of you

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JMARISK 9/12/2011 9:42AM

    This is fantastic!! Good for you girl! I'm so proud of you.

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MESAJOGGER 9/11/2011 11:50PM

    Woo Hoo! Awesome!

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    Let's see if I lost anything in the "girls" department, in a mathematical equation that would be like ... (hold on a second ... math was never one of my stronger subjects) ... oh yeah, now I got it -
It would be:
nothing from nothing = nothing

Cool!!! I have nothing to lose, so nothing to worry about. emoticon

Ooops, I mean, 'nothing up there' to lose. The rest of me, well that's a different mathematical problem.

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ANEWBETHSTL 9/11/2011 4:15PM

    emoticon Yay girl on the lost inches! Weightloss is great, but inches lost is awesome too! emoticon emoticon

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MALKS_ARIA 9/10/2011 10:57PM

    I am jealous!!! I want some GLAM to go with my smaller size....

Ohhh they don't make that yet, until I get about another 10 inches smaller... Ohhh ok... or pay over $50 for a bra... I did that all my life for ugly boulder-holders... I don't want to pay that much now for glam...

Drats... ok I will stick with my smaller size Boulders until I can lose more weight... (Dan says Denver is bigger then Boulder, CO that is...) then I may ask for the surgery again.... HUMMMM....

And a door is a *Dream* cuz he put noise reducing insulation in the walls around it when he did it :D soooo worth it... and yeah it is a mixed blessing to be half deaf! :) (having taught Deaf kids half my life... I know the perks and the draw backs....


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MNOT2THICK 9/10/2011 9:03PM

    emoticon emoticonHave fun shopping!!!

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CHRISTINCOTA86 9/10/2011 4:27PM

    One advantage to having small boobs: I've got nothing to lose!

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ASRMOM 9/10/2011 3:12PM

    Yeah you!!! Now go get the girls the support they deserve!

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SHASSYSUE2 9/10/2011 2:52PM

    You go Girls!!!!! LOL!! By the time I lose all the weight I need to, I will have to be ROLLING UP the "Girls" to get them into a bra!!! LOL!!!!

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AQUABUNNY 9/10/2011 2:21PM

    that is awesome! congrats and have fun bling shopping!!!

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LENKA763 9/10/2011 2:10PM

    take my girls with you, they need some new harness too:)

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/10/2011 1:13PM

    Have fun. emoticon

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