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Saturday, July 14, 2012

*duct tape
*play dough
*hair & makeup

You know the usual...

It would've been a 3 minute blab visit, but, I'm not editing today. I'm on a mission photo-editing my garden pics so that I can pick one to paint...

I forgot to mention the cougar on the neighbour's yard. They caught it...still though, it affirms that I live in a zoo...or circus?

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MOSTMOM1 8/23/2012 11:20AM

    Miss Piggy shirt!!!!
You know, when you push a lot of buttons on the keyboard, making that clackity clack sound--it makes you sound super smart, like you're writing important, national defense-type code or something.
I'm zoning out for the makeup talk...
Oh wait, I hate dropping makeup. That stinks.
Thank you Gigantor Flash.
Add cable ties to the duct tape and you'll have just about everything you need. The other day, an entire medicine cabinet fell off the wall in the bathroom. I found Audrey hanging onto it and trying to fix it with duct tape. Did. Not. Work.
Wait, your mom sounds like she's from the deep South?
I think you look great where you are!
Sweetheart, this is not a race.
Ha ha, no, I'm pretty sure you didn't say it. lol
i heart ya bunches

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NAVYMOM133 7/17/2012 9:13AM

    May I add to the *love your hair style* comments?! Great look on you!
It was amusing to watch The Great Keyboard Coffee Drain-out as you chatted.
You're doing just fine!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 7/17/2012 8:35AM

    @ Tara ~ I love my stuffed is factored into that equation. I realized today that I have that reversed perspective on my weight. Sheesh. I rocked my weekend...well, I think I did it was either so epic I forgot OR my memory melted in the heat. Probably both.

@ Malks_Aria ~ "WE" *R*O*C*K*

@Red ~ Thank you for being an enabler to my hypersauce. It makes me feel awesome.

@Crystle ~ I wonder if how you see me is how I see you, cuz, you've shrunk!

@T ~ I needed to hear this. You have radar on me. I'm so insecure with decisions I make I almost allowed others to make it for me.

@Twy ~ keyboard has never worked better - hence validating my theory that caffiene is a natural cure-all...right up there with Duct Tape!
* I want Whalen's shirt. Although Mom brought up this T-shirt that is in my top 5 of FAVOURITE shirts in the Whole Entire World (this one from Shel being with the tippy-top on my list). It's pink and on the front is written, "Diva". I saw it in Walmart, but, they only had small, and I was epically bummed. I don't get attached to clothes (black heeled boots, way different story...and jeans...okay maybe I do)...but, this shirt permeated my dreams...and then it *magically* showed up at my house in my size.
* You love my hair and I look hot? Do you realize how fabulous it is having your sibling that is 4 years younger say those things? It's fabulousness. Thank you.

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TWYLIGHTWUNDER 7/16/2012 11:34AM

Is your keyboard ruined??? LOL, cause really if it made it through all that coffee I'm impressed :D
Duct tape - can fix everything, and the fancy ones look awesome :D
Whalen got a t shirt that says "I'm busy being EPIC"
When did Mom get an american accent, LOL :D
Share something with your friends and Cora, lol :D
If you feel Great where you are, thats the perfect place for you :D

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MNOT2THICK 7/15/2012 6:29PM

    You do look amazing. If you are comfortable where you are, stay there. Do not let anyone stop you on your journey. Let it be your choice Ms. Diva!!! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 7/15/2012 5:02PM

    You look so tiny woman. You do not look like you are eating crazy. Beautiful hair also. emoticon

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REDROSEMARIE 7/14/2012 8:09PM

    You go girl! Love the blog!

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MALKS_ARIA 7/14/2012 5:26PM

    You Rock!

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TARAFROMTX1 7/14/2012 2:18PM

    Love the hair! Stuffed teddy bears = alot safer lol... So know what you mean, sometimes its people like that, that drives us to want to loose... sometimes more than need be lol You Look Awesome! Have a Rocking Good Weekend Liz!! emoticon

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Now and Then

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Every now and then I should remind myself what I'm doing or else I lose focus and then all perspective goes out the window. I ate up the fairytale that when I graduated from Obese to Overweight to Normal B.M.I. that some magical powers would manifest themselves in my being and I would no longer battle gluttony.

Am I on crack?! Um, not’s powdery and white though. It’s sugar.

I’ve been ignoring that I am a glutton. I've dismissed my demon as though it was used kleenex. I’ve allowed myself to be influenced by idiocy. I’ve been treating myself as though I finally made it through some annoying phase in my life, that this idea that I’m deserving of good health is finally out my system so it’s time now to stop pretending I’m special when I clearly am not and get back to where I belong.

Some share the same attitude I have with myself, “Aren’t you just so special...NOT!”


equally harmful is the attitude that I am "Done". “*You* no longer have that abhorred weakness. *You* have risen above that disgusting act. *You* have slayed the Giant and are a real hero!” You have "made" it."

The emotional avalanche attached with gluttony always tosses me for a loop.

I usually start waking up to the reality that I'm not on track after I've had enlightening moments...

*I'm out eating my husband. I portion out his food and he has noticed an increase and I realized tonight that maybe (surely) I’m doing it so that his portion looks bigger than mine and somehow it’s justified.

*I'm perpetually snacking. I know it's not boredom eating because I have too much to do. This tells me I'm feeling overwhelmed. I'm turning to food to comfort me and it's doing nothing but leaving me with regrets and sadness.

*The scale is creeping up and not down. It's like I've achieved results and got that out of my system so I need to go back to where I ‘should be’. I obviously am not a hero (I know it) and before everybody else finds out I need to escape the coming Witch Hunt when people discover the truth.

Is this not nuts?!

I don't feel like I deserve the honour of being healthy and I'm trying to disappear from the critic's radar.

I watched a vlog from April 2011 and snagged a pic from it. It was about the time that I'd lost around 20 pounds and I had a relative that was miserable with me losing weight. So many wonderful things have happened in my life since that vlog. A year later I'm in my healthy range, the migraines that would render me bedridden for days at a time have been controlled and life has been on a wonderful upswing.

It’s time to take this quote to heart,

It is not 'smooth sailing'. I am not 'done'.

I'm going to be using the same formula that I learned 65+lbs ago for the rest of my life and hoping that the battles keep getting more manageable as I go. They'll still be there but, I'm just getting stronger.

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MOSTMOM1 8/23/2012 11:04AM

    I totally get what you're saying here.

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NANHBH 7/25/2012 1:35AM


There is such wisdom in your writing. You are in this for the long haul - we all are. Together we can do what we cannot do alone.

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SPIRIT42013 7/18/2012 1:24PM

    No one promised a rose garden, only a emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 7/17/2012 9:16AM

    @ Rachel ~ "We" are not going back. Reading that I felt a weight of fear lift from my shoulders. I love that I"m not all alone. Thank you for being an encouragement and blessing to me.

@ Lady ~ 'wisdom' is a generous word; I can't see me associated with anything to do with something refined. This was a flukey share, possibly a tantrum because I really wanted that fairytale place of being suffer-free in my physical and mental battles.

@Pattie ~ emoticon I love this support network too.

@Angel ~ Slow & Steady and we can get there. You got this.

@"Mom" ~ I love you and in Gloryland when we actually get some serious playtime, it's gonna be a riot.

@Aria ~ smartphones are sexaaaay! Enjoy it! You're welcome for the physical abuse.. ;)

@ B.B., I wish you could see how you make me's like a gentle, joyful breeze that turns frowns upside down. Thank you for making my heart smile. ("Brilliant", ya that made me blush)

@Teeny_Bikini ~ Girl Crush!! Seriously, if we ever met I wouldn't know what to do and probably freeze on the spot, but, what I would want to do is hug your Just so you know.

@ Beth...there is nothing "WE" can't do. We got this!

@ T~ If you wake up and you're not in NYC anymore...I.may.know.something.abou

nture ~ I love how you have this flower picture and you're all gorgeous beautiful, but, don't show it with your profile pic. It's sooo enigmatic and adding that to your sense of humour, you are fabulousness. Had nothing to do with your blog comment, but, I just had to tell you I appreciate you.

@Fit ~ emoticon, I know right?! It's like banging my head against a brick wall and expecting it to move. The brickwall being the truth that I am supposed to be healthy and it is the right thing to do to take care of this earthen vessel. Let's do this thang!!

@ Twy ~ It's hard to be unhealthy and it's hard to be healthy. Daily we choose our 'hard'. One Day at a Time sis, you can and will be in a good place.

@ Mi ~ I could hear your *Diva* sigh in your comment. I love it!!!

@ Georgiagirl ~ portions are good, but, I still see them as punishment. We can train ourselves to see the truth, it takes time. emoticon

@ Reeb ~ Here's to 'keeping it real!' There no success otherwise.

@ Tasha ~ "Forewarned is forearmed"...wisdom! You way made me blush and if you could see me I'm sheepish about even reading them. Glory to God when you are edified through this sister...I would not get to the truth but for Him the author thereof.

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    So so true. So as I was reading this I was picturing four sections or phases in my head of this journey. The beginning where I lost 60 pounds then got comfortable and gained back 35!!!!! The second phase where I get on track and stay the course til i hit the last 40 pounds which i think will be a point where i will need to kick it up a bit. I can see myself easily stalling there. Looking out for that one now. Then the last phase where ive reached my goal weight. During this phase i must learn the art of maintaining the loss. This phase lasts for the rest of my life. I can see that each stage requires the ability to adapt and learn new skills and face a new challenge. Maintenance phase is a new challenge because some of those external and internal motivators are gone, like the new feelings of how clothes will fit and the incremental changes to document with photos or perhaps the comments from others about my progress will stop. Perhaps there will be disappointment that my unrealistic expectations were not met. Like everything in life is supposed to be perfect Once I've reached my goal. Like all my relationships will be perfect once I'm skinny. Or perhaps the lure of food my old friend will be calling me up lying with its deceptive tongue. Hmm forewarned is forearmed! Thank you Liz for another excellent blog! You're my hero. More power to the Diva! (in Jesus Name)

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REEBADABEEBOOS 7/14/2012 12:49PM

    It's difficult to spell out our own inadequacies, but you did it so eloquently and now it can only serve to help you and your readers (me).I 'm going through similar issues of complacency right now. I needed this reality check, so thank you.

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GEORGIAGIRL26 7/13/2012 7:02PM

    This is a good blog girlfriend.
I am still getting the correct portion sizes down.
(Still tend to over eat things if I don't watch it).
Hope that you and the family has as great weekend!
Holly emoticon emoticon

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MIBELLALUNA 7/13/2012 4:16PM

    Ohh...amen, I feel ya sister. It IS easy to get complacent and not keep up the effort! ? UGh, I tell myself I have too much l'going on' with other stuff but it is, as always, an excuse.

Reset refocus, replay....Argh.

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TWYLIGHTWUNDER 7/13/2012 11:31AM

    This blog was kinda a buzz kill, cause I was hoping that once (if) I get back to my healthy weight that this battle is won, its over, and I dont have to deal with it anymore. I was hoping that once it was dealth with I wouldnt have to deal with it ever again. I havent even started the battle, and feel as though I have lost...... LOVE YOU XOOXOXOXO.... You know you can do this... you have the strenght, and the motivation... and the results... you have done it.... maintance.......

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    Even after a 2 or 3 pound loss, I find that I give myself license to loosen the reins a bit (hence the constant yo-yo of the past 9 months!). I can imagine it'd be even harder to keep things under control with the loss that you've experienced. You're totally worth it, though, and you DEFINITELY deserve the honor of being healthy!

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    It's never smooth sailing and we're never done! Keep up the good fight!

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MNOT2THICK 7/12/2012 7:54PM

    Yes love, you nailed it. The challenge is never over or done. Awesome blog. Thanks Liz emoticon emoticon

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BETHSWORLD 7/12/2012 7:51PM

    Girl you know you ROCK! emoticon

There is nothing you can't do!


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TEENY_BIKINI 7/12/2012 1:50PM

    Wow!! This is so smart and so true.

The now and then pics are fab!


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TEXASFILLY 7/12/2012 1:43PM

    *hugs* You are brilliant! Just like that fine ol' statesman Baruch! You know what to do, so stay the course. The hardest part is dealing with the emotional crappola that life throws us. It's all about taking it one day at a time 'cuz this is a journey. Our destination is heaven, where we get to enjoy our beautiful celestial bodies. In the meantime, do your best and give the rest to the Good Lord. Love ya, sweetie~ emoticonBB~ emoticon

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MALKS_ARIA 7/12/2012 12:02PM

    thank you for the kick in the butt....your butt and mine!

luv you so gal!

aria who's deemed to live via smart phone....

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I*AM*BLESSED 7/12/2012 8:36AM

    We all need to be reminded that this journey never ends. I have fought my weight all my adult life and always will. Carbs are my demon and they know it. Even with portion control, they seem to continue to do their damage.

Lizzy, you have been such a wonderful example for me. I have said this before, with all you had to deal with while you were losing weight, you were still able to succeed in your quest...the hardest part is behind you. Yes, even tho it's a journey for life, I have no doubt that you will continue to be a winner!

I do, however, have to disagree with one thing you ARE SPECIAL in my book...and that's why I love you!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 7/12/2012 6:28AM

    I love this blog LIz. It states a reality that few want to hear. There is no arrival destination. The journey deosn't end and the ride does get long. emoticon Old habits are hiding in the bushes waiting for us to let down our guards or turn our backs. Wish there was this magical "done" place. Over 18 months below goal and I still haven't found it.

You do look amazing by the way. Thin and healthy. emoticon

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ANGELFMABV 7/12/2012 4:59AM

    Great blog! I have not even gotten as far you and I am struggling with the same things. Reading your blog makes me realize this is a life change that has to stay with me forever. Thank you!

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PATTIE441 7/12/2012 2:49AM

    I totally agree with you and everyone here. And we are here to support each other, and that means so much! Wonderful blog! emoticon emoticon

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 7/12/2012 1:26AM

    You look fabulous but you are right, we will never be done. It's never going to be "over". It will always be a battle if not with the scales but with ourselves mentally. Thanks for sharing your wisdom. emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/12/2012 1:11AM

    We are never *done* though we may reach our weight loss goal or healthy BMI or whatever we are aiming for...

What makes this a journey and not a race is that there is no finish line.

We can't stop because stopping means going backwards and falling into old patterns and old habits that will bring us back to where we started.

What makes *this time* different is that when we start to slide back into our old way of thinking we catch ourselves and say "hey, this isn't right...I'm not supposed to be doing____" and we rectify the situation.

You are not where you used to be and I'm not where I was and we are not going back.

Not this time. Not ever. We've come to far to let ourselves go back.

We are here and we are not going back.

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Don't Quit!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Don't Quit!

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your calories a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....BUT DON'T YOU QUIT!!!!!

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YULLABELLE 7/18/2012 11:38AM


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This should be taped to my mirror, my fridge, my nose~!


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    My Weight Watchers Leader just read us this poem in our last meeting... emoticon & VERY MOTIVATING.... emoticon emoticon

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DRKEYEZ820 7/11/2012 2:21PM

    Apparently that poem really struck me, because now im WALLOWING like a baby...
thanks for posting this! Needed it.... :)

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NAVYMOM133 7/10/2012 11:29AM

    Yep yep yep!!! I just kicked off a mini-challenge to restoke some waning fire in me! So happy to read this blog. I hope you're doping well and having a great summer, Liz!
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NANHBH 7/9/2012 6:09PM

    That's an awesome poem. I need to print it out and hang it on my frig. Thanks for posting it!

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CINNAMONCAT9 7/9/2012 2:41AM

    I always come to your page when I want to feel happy! emoticon emoticon emoticon! emoticon emoticon emoticon! emoticon emoticon emoticon! emoticon emoticon emoticon! emoticon emoticon emoticon! emoticon emoticon emoticon! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BETHSWORLD 7/8/2012 2:35PM

    emoticon I need to hear that! I fall off the wagon from time to time...but I really always try not to beat myself up too badly!

Glad to have friends like you that are here for me!

You are


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MNOT2THICK 7/7/2012 11:08PM

    I'm printing this out and taking it with me!! emoticon emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 7/6/2012 10:46PM

    Bravo! I've got this posted above my desk and read it daily! Thank you for sharing it again, dear heart~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Amen Sistah!

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MIBELLALUNA 7/6/2012 11:35AM

    Ahhh..dang it, I really should start writing it down!! I don't mind writing the stuff but I don't want to look up the calories and do the math!! MATH MADE ME FAT!! LOL

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MALKS_ARIA 7/6/2012 4:22AM

    oh I so needed to read each part tonight! (ok this morning it is 2:20a here).... i am done eating for the day but went waaaay over the range... BUT i can make a better choice tomorrow!

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YIWEN39 7/6/2012 2:55AM

    Just what I needed today, thanks ;-)

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 7/6/2012 2:53AM

    emoticon emoticon LOVE this! (And the new emoticons, too!)

YOU are a role model for this wonderful verse!

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    Love this!

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MOSTMOM1 7/5/2012 11:56PM

    Quitting is highly overrated. Things are way too interesting now, to quit.

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ELISOS 7/5/2012 11:41PM


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H.H.A. One Song Challenge

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hula Hoop All-Stars One Song Challenge for ...well, May...ya.
Heey now, be nice...I procrastinated so that I wouldn't have to hoop in the snow or my parka. The only thing that should be fuzzy on a hooper is those funky boots.

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/18/2012 7:15PM

    My daughter requested this video. We are watching it again emoticon emoticon You totally rock

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WINNIE1978 6/24/2012 8:33PM

    emoticon Love the video... and your outfit! Great hooping!

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    emoticon OMG so need to wear that as a look amazing. Girl teach me teach me how to do that!

I love ya sista friend!

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    Cora - Wow, where'd she'd learn to do all that, she didn't even drop it once :D
LOve you.... what colour is your dress really? Blue, Red, Green??? White?

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SNOWANGELDIVA 6/19/2012 9:24AM

    I am way NOT that skinny. When I did the cartoon feature in Corel Video I think it squished me. I was looking at that video and gobbling cake, thinking..."nah, that's way false information right there folks..." I think those long dress/shirts and slim fit capris help.

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KARENE10 6/19/2012 9:12AM

    emoticon emoticon YOU are the hoop queen!!!!! And WOW you look so skinny:) You Go Girl:)

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LENKA763 6/19/2012 8:47AM

    woohoo! you are hula holic machine

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NANHBH 6/19/2012 12:02AM

    Truly amazing - hooping and photography editing. Such a talented lady!

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CURVYELVIESAYS 6/18/2012 11:23PM

    When I grow up I wanna be you! You are so cool! emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 6/18/2012 8:15PM

    That's some mighty fine hooping!

Great job!

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_JODI404 6/18/2012 4:39PM


W O W !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so impressed!!! You are really getting ninja with those hoops woman!!!!

You are also very talented with the video editing -- very cool!!

Awesome job!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 6/18/2012 10:28AM

    I am scared of you emoticon Woman, you are rocking those hoops. emoticon emoticon

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I*AM*BLESSED 6/18/2012 9:12AM

    2 KEWL!!!

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EMELEE82 6/18/2012 12:33AM

    WOOOOOOO! awesome. You are a hula master. I salute you and your technicolor hooplah! YAR!

also. i LOVE this song. WOO

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 6/17/2012 11:43PM

    You skinny beautiful hooping machine, wow. Great video Liz. emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 6/17/2012 11:23PM

    Too much emoticon

Wow! My daughter keeps asking "Can you do that Mommy?" I have a long way to go to get those hooping skills. emoticon emoticon emoticon you are a star!! emoticon

P.S. SP needs a hula hoop icon This-- emoticonjust isn't cutting it, n'est-ce pas?

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MOSTMOM1 6/17/2012 10:55PM

    Ours is rendering, so I'm watching now.
Oh you kick-start maniac!!
Sweet! You're doing twin stuff now!
Chest rolls! You've been holding out on us!
How many exclamation points can I put in one box?
HOLY MOLY, that was a KILLER finish!!!
I loved, loved, loved this! You are getting SO good! OMg!!!!!
amazing, awesome and all the other superlative words that begin with a through z

I can't wait to show Audrey this when she wakes up.
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LEIAMLOW 6/17/2012 10:43PM

    This was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for meeting my challenge. Obviously, I don't mind at all that its June instead of May. I haven't even done it yet. lol. I loved the color changing-FUN! Your front flip through the hoop was so cool! I feel motivated to hoop tonight! HUGS!

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MOSTMOM1 6/17/2012 10:42PM

    Resisting the urge to watch yours, until I post ours.

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I’m Unique, Just Like Everybody Else.

Monday, June 11, 2012

"How did you do it?"
"You look gorgeous."
"Oh, that."

[As tired as you are reading of my encounters, I am of hearing of people and their responses to my weight loss. Usually, hiding behind their verbal acknowledgement is bitterness, envy or some ill will; rarely, is it just kindness.]

"It was simple, in theory. Emotionally, physically in all actuality it was hard, but, the basic concept was simple. I figured out portions for the size I’m supposed to be in which is my healthy range, drank a lot of water (it seems to give me energy) and as I got pain under control I got out walking and learned that I am quite fond of walking."

"Well, I’m blah, blah, blah “type”. That won’t work for me to drop this weight."

[Translated, “I am special and I deserve a unique, thoroughly educated approach.”]

"Ya, I fell for that crap too."

[Cue, “Oh no you didn’t!" glare. No one likes their sacred cow touched. Frankly, I'm quite done with people insinuating I'm a freak of nature.]

"Sweet Heart, I am a human. I hate to be the one to break it to you, so are you. Not to ‘beat a dead horse’, but, there really isn’t anything ‘new’ under the sun. You eat excess and you're going to store excess unless you and your doctor have discovered a thyroid condition and even then I wouldn’t try that excuse because there are scores of people that have chosen to overcome. It’s a choice not predestination."


[I wanted to continue with,
"Stop pretending you’re superior or inferior and accept you’re just like everybody else putting your pants on ‘one leg at a time’."]


You hear someone spewing out excuses it’s because they’re lying to themselves. Our excuses, lies and half-truths are what we blanket ourselves with in a warped sense of pride to feel ‘unique’. Pride. You have a choice, you can keep your high calorie range OR swallow your Pride, but, I will guarantee you, only one will find you success.

If you need a Weight Watchers, BeachBody, Jillian, Coach Nicole or SparkPeople on your journey and they get you to your goals; you are no less deserving of your achievements. You are a *R*O*C*K*S*T*A*R* for owning YOUR responsibility for YOUR health.

Do NOT, I BEG YOU, do not get wrapped up in the belief that you have to know EVERYTHING in order to be successful.

S-Sweet Heart

One Day at a Time sounds more like a practice in the walk of Faith does it not?
Slow and Steady win the Race.

I know.

Portions. Water. Movement.

See you tomorrow.


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    Excellent - so simple really!
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NANHBH 6/13/2012 1:38PM

    WOW, that is the short and sweet answer! KISS. Love it!

(How come I've been missing your blogs? My subscription must have kicked out or something. Glad that you are back!)

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KARENE10 6/13/2012 9:14AM

    So True! So many people want that magic pill. And when you say"eat less,exercise more",their eyes glaze over and they stop listening. Funny you mention the comments rarely being out of kindness,it seems like sometimes it more of an accusation~"How did you lose that weight?!" One lady even acted like maybe I was sick(I did NOT lose that much weight or lose it that quickly),I guess there will always be haters. I think you look beautiful and its emoticon when people get healthier!

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ASRMOM 6/12/2012 11:05PM

    Awesome blog! I can't wait until I have to hear those comments and see that look.

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SPACELION 6/12/2012 4:20PM

    Well said, I almost feel guilty when people ask 'how I did it' because I can almost sense the disappointment when I answer 'eating healthy and exercising' haha. It sucks, but if you want the results it has to be done right? If you want the results, you have to put the work in. I can empathise with the feeling of wanting to just sit about and do nothing, but you have to make a choice at the end of the day - which do you want more? :)

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OREGONLAUREL 6/12/2012 2:13PM


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    What if you're just to lazy and want to eat everything?
Cause thats me :D
Love you :D

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RUNNERRACHEL 6/11/2012 8:33PM

    emoticon blog!

I know what you mean! It is much easier in the Spark universe to explain what we are doing. Portion control. Movement. Exercise. Finding thing that WORK.

In real life people think we are blessed with some kind of great genes or supernatural ability or are addicted to exercise or have an eating disorder or... emoticon

My dad has eaten less, tracked food using SP, exercised and lost a significant amount of weight...when people ask if he had lap band he says no, through diet and exercise and people say "Oh...that"

Thank you for your blog.

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I needed to read that. Thank you.

I hope that more of the comments that you are getting are stemming from kindness than you think. I want people to be kind to you!!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 6/11/2012 7:34PM

    You are so right. Sometimes, I think we try to make it way more complicated than it needs to be.
Great blog. Thanks!

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REDROSEMARIE 6/11/2012 6:45PM

    Excellent blog and I agree with you that you must keep it simple. Anything more causes anxiety and stress.

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MNOT2THICK 6/11/2012 6:31PM

    KISS= keep it simple stupid (me)

Wonderful blog Diva. emoticon emoticon

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WINNIE1978 6/11/2012 6:21PM


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    You are so right girl.

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LYNNGINN1 6/11/2012 4:21PM

    Well said

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TARAFROMTX1 6/11/2012 3:50PM

    Amen sister! I couldn't agree more!!! emoticon

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I*AM*BLESSED 6/11/2012 1:31PM

    That's my girl...spoken like a true *R*O*C*K*S*T*A*R*!

emoticonblog, as usual.

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JTAMSYN 6/11/2012 1:21PM

    EXACTLY!!!! I feel like I'm having this conversation over and over with people. Its gotten to the point that I tell people that I have found the SECRET: Eat healthy, drink lots of water and Exercise!!! People look at me like I'm nuts! "You're nuts, honey, for thinking that there's some 'miracle' cure. Its plain and simple math. What goes in must go out."

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MOM23ES 6/11/2012 12:42PM

    Love it!

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HEY_STEVE 6/11/2012 12:40PM

    Thanks Diva. Written so well like only you can. Thanks for the pep talk. emoticon

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 6/11/2012 12:37PM

    LOVE. THIS. BLOG. Amen! I love the people in the world that ask how you're doing so well and you inform them and they dismiss it like they're above the old tried and true. They want simple, fast, easy. Sorry, sweetheart. Doesn't usually happy that way. Portion your food, log your calories, sweat your a$$ off and lift some weights.

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NIXY72 6/11/2012 12:33PM

    I have to read your blogs more often. They are, in short, brilliant. Concise, honest, well written, and candid. And I know that discussion too well. I have had several friends even join SP and leave after a month because life got in the way or it was simply too hard.

Life it hard. If it were easy, it wouldn't be worth it :)

"No one likes their sacred cow touched"... ingenious!

Hugs to you wise one!

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