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Busy Week--And Lost Weight!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

This week I felt pulled in many directions--I guess the usual for most of us.

I got a lot accomplished:
-Got my latest newsletter out
-Visited the Museum @ FIT to view the work of someone who I have been mentoring and is now graduating from their jewelry-making program--quite an accomplishment for her!
-Had two networking meetings

But most of all, I LOST ABOUT TWO POUNDS! This is big news for me.

Now, I'm going to relax a bit after prepping for the week to come.

Happy week to all!


Here is the link if anyone would like to read my latest blogs about my recent experiences, connections to The Great Gatsby and the science of the first impression by Amy Cuddy, Ph. D. @ Harvard.

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SPWHITESTONE 5/20/2013 8:40AM

    Congratulations on such a productive and successful week!

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GAYLLYNNE 5/20/2013 7:06AM

    Two pounds is awesome!!! Can't wait to see that myself!

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PAMSPARKS 5/19/2013 10:55PM

    Two pounds down and a productive week! Awesome!

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Wonderful Mother's Day!

Monday, May 13, 2013

My son always pampers me on Mother's Day. Yes, to a degree it's with spending money eating out or taking me a movie (this year The Great Gatsby). But more than that, he agrees to accompany me to a destination where I usually wouldn't ask him to go.

This year, I wanted to visit The Plaza Hotel b/c online it said that it had several exhibits reflecting The Great Gatsby. As you may know, the book and the actual people (F. Scott & Zelda Fitzherald) spent a lot of time at this time-honored place. He did go with me. He also took some great pix, some of which I will show you here.

He has a great eye for taking pictures, so I asked him to do the honors.

Here are some of them:

Picture #1 is, obviously, a display of the cards that Gatsby might have distributed.

Picture #2 are Daisy & Gatsby's outfits from the scene @ The Plaza.

Picture #3 are the outfits that Nick, Tom and Jordan are wearing in the same scene. It's kind of exciting (for me, anyway) to follow the film into actual places that exist (i.e., Tiffany's and The Plaza). There are times that it is very exciting to live in NYC!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 7/13/2014 12:50AM

    Sounds like fun!! I never saw the movie. And for the movies filmed in Kansas or Wichita, i think only one I've see was the older Superman movie with Christopher Reeves, out in a wheat field! Oh and Kirstie Alley came in to eat lunch downtown with her family (for awhile I was taking Pilates with her cousin... Fun!

Take care and Happy Trails!


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JACKIE542 5/13/2013 11:51PM

    They are great pictures. Glad you had a nice Mother's Day. emoticon

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Whining...Whining...Sorry to Bend Your Ear...

Thursday, May 09, 2013

I have been struggling with eating healthy foods in healthy amounts, exercising and getting plenty of sleep...Why does it have to be so hard?

I just came back from a walk, where I got caught in the rain. Some days...

On the other hand, I just added a whole bunch of people to the contact list for my newsletter. I planned to publish my next newsletter today...I'm thinking of putting it out there whether or not I have completed all the aspects that I planned ...I can add more pieces the next time. In addition, I'm on deadline for a webinar I have to write...did anyone say S-T-R-E-S-S?

I am feeling scattered and pulled in so many directions. Could there be a connection between that and my desire to eat? And this is doing work that I love! AAGGG!

In any case, I think I will get to work...


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SPARKFRAN514 5/9/2013 6:46PM

    Sounds like a busy day for you at least you wont have to deal with mindless eating.Good luck on getting everything off your to do list. emoticon

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Finished with This Round of Shakes!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I'm back to my healthy eating now. I did not lose as much as I anticipated, but am hanging in there.

We'll see whether I get those chocolate cravings again!


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Back to the Shakes

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Actually, I began missing the chocolate! I decided to start my shakes a day early, on Sunday, instead of waiting until Monday.

Here I go!


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GAYLLYNNE 5/6/2013 6:57AM

    Good luck and keep us posted on how you do!

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ARNETTELEE 5/5/2013 2:27PM

  shake shake shake!

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