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A LOVE LETTER TO MYSELF

Monday, February 17, 2014

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My Dearest Mary,
Oh how I love you. Let me count the ways. You're conscientious, family oriented, you have a loving heart. You always take others and their feelings into account. You live your life to the fullest and always try to treat people the way you want to be treated. You are confident and a go-getter. You won't turn your back and allow someone to be mistreated on your watch. On the other hand you also won't allow anyone to disrespect or mistreat you. You have a good head on your shoulders.

You have overcame obstacles and still you have prevailed. You're getting older but there's still a lot of fight still left in you. You're a Christian and you take your faith very seriously. You are also fun and love friendly competition. You love family gatherings so you're always willing to host and cook for them. You're honest and trustworthy. You're a team player and are generous with what you have.

Now Mary the reason why I'm writing this letter to you and singing your praises, it's because there is an area in which you are relaxed in. I know you know what it is but just to make sure we're on the same wavelength I will make it plain. Mary you have got to step up your game concerning your health. I know, yes you have lost some weight and you did gain some of it back, but the weight is not the only issue. I need you to work harder on getting the weight off and not celebrating when you do with foods that got you there is the first place. I want you to decide to make a permanent lifestyle change. I want you to work on losing the rest of the weight you need to lose but also to implement a diet and fitness program that will allow you to maintain it once you hit goal. I know you can do it.

You know I love you. You are a part of me. I know you inside and out and I want you to be the healthiest Mary you can be so that's why I wrote you this love letter.

p.s. Mary just know that I'm with you 100% through thick and thin.

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Mary

  
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ITLADYEE 4/13/2014 5:11PM

    I love this!

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X5X52000 2/28/2014 8:19AM

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NSMANN 2/18/2014 8:49PM

    I love this and I hope it gets a popular post award! Great concept!

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STEPH-KNEE 2/18/2014 5:25AM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/18/2014 1:28AM

    much better love letter than mine was lol.way to go and know that we on the fbi are also right behind you love.you can do this emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 2/17/2014 9:51PM

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TREE57 2/17/2014 9:48PM

    Well said my friend!

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MOLLIEJEAN2 2/17/2014 7:45PM

    emoticon , you are worth the hard work. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 2/17/2014 5:48PM

  You are definitely worth the effort.

HUGS!

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BLC 24

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Okay so Wednesday, January 15th is the start of BLC 24 and I'm just like the Pointer Sisters I'm so excited, I just can't hide it. Now there are a few things I did to prepare myself for the start of our big day.


I have a Pink Owl Notebook - Just like an owl I also need to be wise so I have this notebook to journal in, take notes and to keep track of info that's important to me (at 58my mind is just not what it use to be). Two pink ink pens, pink printing paper(found at Big Lots, everything else in pic was from Dollar Tree) and some white paper with a pink decorative border.


Because I am a visual person. I have some small stickers and foiled stars to reward myself when I do what I'm suppose to do. Then I have a small pink and black tote bag to keep all of my goodies and tools together. This bag is a lifesaver. Anything that I need will be in this bag.
(everything was found at Dollar Tree).


Here we have my fitness calendar for the entire 12 weeks. If I've accomplished my fitness goal for that day I will give myself a star, I will save the stickers for when we play Bingo or another weekend challenges. I also have a To Do List/Chore List or a Success Chart (found at Dollar Tree) and on this list I will list the things I want to accomplish daily and I will give myself a star. On this list will be things like Drink water, eat 5 Freggie, Track every bite, etc.


So I've got my Asics running shoes with the pink shoelaces and my Thorlo Experia pink, gray and white socks. I'm ready to get in several miles each week walking.


My BLC 24 Vision Board will keep me on track and inspire me to do the things that are necessary to meet and/or exceed my weight loss goal. I took this pic of my board even though it's not complete. I have to add our team's mantra and then it will be done.


Even though this is on my Vision Board I wanted to make sure you could read it. This was created by my good friend Rondadebi. I just tricked it out in pink, black and white.


Just in case you haven't already figured it out - I'm a member of the FBI - Fuchsia Beauties Incorporated. We're a team where our mantra is NO EXCUSES. We vow to Protect, Combat and Support.

By George I think I'm ready - I'm so excited I just can't hide it (again sung in my Pointer Sisters voice).

p.s. My next task is to work on clearing junk and trigger foods from cabinets and frig. Also organizing fitness equipment and creating a daily fitness plan.

  
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GODZDESIGN95 1/22/2014 11:53PM

    I just might have to check out dollar tree. My journal book is worn out.. I need some new stickers too and a booklet.

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DANNIELLEFIT 1/20/2014 12:20PM

    Great job in preparing. I hope you are enjoying the BLC.

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EDDYMEESE 1/12/2014 10:07PM

    Great job preparing!

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LADYOLIVER 1/11/2014 9:34PM

    emoticon Let's Go!!!! Making things happen. You are armed and ready!!!!

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HMJ5053 1/11/2014 9:15PM

    If you put as much into BLC 24 as you have into prepping your motivation, you can't help but be a big success! Go for it and rock BLC!
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CHOCOHOLIC2276 1/11/2014 8:23PM

    Great blog!!! I can feel your excitement AND I loooooooooove all of your stuff!! I know you'll make great progress in BLC24 emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/11/2014 5:43PM

  Good luck with the BLC! Looks like you're ready!!!! And so excited (love that . . . I remember that Pointers Sisters song! )

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ZOEANAEL 1/11/2014 5:39PM

    BLC stands for Biggest Loser Challenge :)

I love all your gear. I need new running shoes so I'll be sure to take a look at was Asic can offer me :)

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/11/2014 5:16PM

    i like it,i like it(also sung in my best pointer sisters voice,lol.well mary as organised as ever i see.we are going to do great this round i know it.i canīt wait either. emoticon

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SCOOTER4263 1/11/2014 4:16PM

    Okay, I give up. I hate to, but I do. The only BLC I'm familiar with is Bad Life Choice, and that's usually some spur-of-the-moment thing, not something that you buy pink stuff for and look forward to.

Blood Loss Champion? Bacon, Lettuce and...Cheese? Blind Little Chipmunks?

What's a BLC?

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CIPHER1971 1/11/2014 3:28PM

    What brilliant preparation - you will definitely rock this round

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Hi My Name Is Mary And I'm A Snowmen Collector

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Here is a portion of my snowmen just in my family room.

  
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LINZEE118 1/10/2014 12:55PM

    I love snowmen too! Wow! What a collection!

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MNDEBBIE1 12/30/2013 12:56PM

    I collect snowmen too, but not any where near what you have. I also collect angels and faries.

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GODZDESIGN95 12/20/2013 10:05AM

    Great! My mother collects angels of all types.

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CATLOVER110 12/19/2013 7:57PM

    I enjoyed seeing your collection!

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TREE57 12/19/2013 2:58PM

    I love your snowmen! Awesome collection....I like the one that says about the diet!!!!

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CANDY58 12/19/2013 6:07AM

    Awesome collection! I have a collection of snowmen but not as big as yours.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/19/2013 1:02AM

    wow that is awesome love.never knew there was so many differant snowman to buy,lol.love to see the rest of them.have you also snowman decoration in your garden?have a lovely christmas and new year love.

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SUNSHINE99999 12/18/2013 10:06PM

  My wife likes them too. I love the Jesus loves you one. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/18/2013 9:56PM

  Beautiful!!!!!

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TRIP TO BETHENNY SHOW

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My daughter Terai and I had a chance to go the Bethenny show to see a live taping of her show, December 17th.

We drove from Michigan to NYC. Wow what a long drive - approximately 11-12 hours drive. Wow it seemed like we were never going to get through Pennsylvania.

Finally we made it NYC and found our hotel. Luckily it was right in midtown Manhatten. Close to everything, shopping, restaurants and loads of sightseeing sites.

We couldn't check into our hotel when we first got there so we parked our car in the Parking Garage and left our bags with the bellhop and off we went. It wasn't our first time in NYC so we had a minimum knowledge of what we wanted to do and vaguely how to get around.

So we caught the subway and went down to Chinatown shopping. We then came back and checked into the hotel. Dropped our bags off in the room and sat on the bed for an hour, just long enough to charge our cellphones. We were off again. This time we went to see the Macy's window displays and went shopping in the stores of our interest.
Now it was time to go to Time Square.
There's nothing like it. It was totally Awesome! Needless to say we did a lot of walking and it was cold so our walk was rather brisk. On to Fifth Avenue - looking at the stores we can only dream of one day being able to shop in.

By the time we made it back to the hotel we were dead tired. We went to sleep as I needed to get up at 4:30 a.m. We were suppose to be at the CBS studio at 7 a.m. but were asked to arrive early. So because of the unknown I thought it was better to err on being early rather than late.

We arrive at the studio at 6:05 a.m. - So early and it's snowing.


Here are a few pics from the studio. On my goodness it was so much fun.


This trip to NYC will always bring a smile to my face when I reminisce about it.


  
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TREE57 12/19/2013 3:03PM

    Looks like you two had a blast! New York City at Christmas-time...Oh what fun! And to see the window displays, all the lights, and the Bethenny Show!!

I'm glad you made it home safe.

Wonderful memories.

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GODZDESIGN95 12/19/2013 9:17AM

    good for you!

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SWEETNEEY 12/19/2013 4:43AM

    Sounds like it was a nice road trip.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/19/2013 1:42AM

    sorry there was so long a gap in answering this blog and the last had to see the kids off to school lol.no break for me as have to get going for one of aymans programms he is in now and zakariya is out of school 12.00 because there is something on for the teachers.tomorrow he is out at 11.00 doesnīt seem worth going to school lol.anyway glad you had a great time love.love the photos-ok spill the beans what did you buy in china town and did you buy a snowman momento of the trip? emoticon

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SANTA 5K WALK/RUN PICS

Monday, December 09, 2013

This race was so much fun. My husband and my 8 year old grandson Ryan and I were scheduled to do this race but my husband was scheduled to work (the first and only Saturday he has worked this year). Also my back went out and I really didn't want to disappoint my grandson. So I braved the pain and the cold (18 degrees) and did the walk with Ryan. He had so much fun as there was cookies, water and hot chocolate all along the 3.1 mile route. There were over 4000 Santas walking or running. Here are a few pictures from our day together.

One of the many pets dressed as Santa

Many Santas

The next 3 pics are pics of Ryan and myself.



Since this was my first Santa Race I'm already looking forward to next year. I'm going to customize my Santa suit next year, maybe add some sparkles, rhinestones and a tutu. I've got to be different and stand out. My husband only wants to walk when it's warm.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 12/9/2013 9:19PM

  You are awesome! Looks like so much fun! Glad you got todo hat. HUGS

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TREE57 12/9/2013 7:15PM

    You two were the best looking Santas there! Love those smiles!

I agree with Karen, could hardly tell you were in pain!



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PINKYYSUEE 12/9/2013 6:08PM

    Looks like alot of fun!

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COOLMAMA11 12/9/2013 3:10PM

    emoticon Looks like a good time was had by all, Hope your back is feeling better real soon! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/9/2013 12:26PM

    you look great as usual mary and would never guess you were in pain with your back,lol.way to go emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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