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The Difference Between Good and Great

Saturday, July 10, 2010



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LOZUKE 7/11/2010 7:47AM

    emoticonfor sharing it tells it like it is
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WINNIEATWELL2 7/11/2010 12:58AM

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TERMITEMOM 7/10/2010 10:20PM

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LITTLE_QUEEN 7/10/2010 2:13PM

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 7/10/2010 1:48PM

    I needed a kick in the hind end today and that did it. Just don't kick too hard - the old back is really sore.
Erin

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MARLIN515 7/10/2010 1:20PM

    Wow That was great, thanks for sharing! emoticon

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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my shape to keep

Please no wrinkles, please no bags
And please lift my butt before it sags

Please no age spots, please no grey.
And as for my belly, please take it away.

Please keep me healthy, please keep me young.
And thank you, Dear Lord, for all that you've done.

  
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FIGHT2SURVIVE 7/9/2010 7:29PM

    I just got this in a e-mail from my sister-in-law. It cracked me up then and it did now too.
Erin

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WINNIEATWELL2 7/9/2010 12:40AM

    It would take a miracle for me! LOL

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CAMPER96 7/8/2010 1:43PM

    That's very funny. I needed a laugh today. Thank You. Good Luck. emoticon

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LITTLE_QUEEN 7/8/2010 1:40PM

    To late for me, I have all of those listed, LOL!

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The Seven Dwarfs of Menopause

Wednesday, July 07, 2010



Been there, done that!!

  
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CHANGE4FREEDOM 7/8/2010 3:24PM

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Where's Hot Flash?

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LOZUKE 7/8/2010 6:35AM

    So Funny ! emoticon I don't know where I am right now, but Oh My Gosh that is So true just sometimes
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Debbie

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/7/2010 11:13PM

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LAFEMMEDELALUNE 7/7/2010 10:56PM

    ROFL!
I hear ya, but...
I prefer Gorgeous, Powerful, and Wise! :)

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SUCCESSFUL-GALE 7/7/2010 10:53PM

    Very cute!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 7/7/2010 10:46PM

    LOL! Loved it

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MINDYJ1 7/7/2010 10:43PM

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! and Yes!

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LILPAT3 7/7/2010 10:41PM

    Too cute!

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Hugs For You

Monday, July 05, 2010



If I could catch a rainbow
I would do it just for you
And share with you its beauty
On the days you're feeling blue.

If I could build a mountain
You could call your very own;
A place to find serenity,
A place to be alone.

If I could take your troubles
I would toss them in the sea,
But all these things I'm finding
Are impossible for me.

I cannot build a mountain
Or catch a rainbow fair,
But let me be what I know best,
A friend who's always there..



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SUCCESSFUL-GALE 7/7/2010 10:54PM

    Very cute!

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LOZUKE 7/6/2010 6:53AM

    emoticon So Sweet and Very Nice Arlene and love your page
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PINKNFITCARLA 7/5/2010 10:02PM

  Awww, this is such a nice blog! Thanks for the smiles.

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TERMITEMOM 7/5/2010 9:33PM

    Very nice Arlene! PIcs are great!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 7/5/2010 7:31PM

    I want that chimp! Look at that little face. Who couldn't love that? I am beginning to think you are a real animal lover.
Erin

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PUGRAD1995 7/5/2010 6:47PM

    nice emoticon


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SPARKPIXIE 7/5/2010 4:55PM

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PLAYBLUES22 7/5/2010 4:29PM

    That's sweet emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 7/5/2010 4:24PM

    Ahhhh the furbabies are adorable !

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LITTLE_QUEEN 7/5/2010 3:43PM

    Loved it

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NEWNAC304 7/5/2010 3:24PM

    Nice. Thanks for sharing.

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I Am So Ashamed

Sunday, July 04, 2010

On June 28, in anticipation of the new challenge, Four by the Fourth, I made a rash (though hopeful)statement that I would “work at this to the very best of my ability. I am NOT going to give in to any temptations that will surely be placed before me.” Then I went on to say, “If I lose that four pounds by the Fourth of July, plus just a wee little half pound also, I will reach my goal and will invite you all to my cyber celebration!!
Let's hope I don't show up here in 28 days with my tail between my legs!!

Well, here I am!!



Note the tail between the legs. And yes, I am howling loud and clear!! What did I do?? Why did I let this happen?? I didn’t lose at all, In fact, I gained. I am so ashamed of myself.

But I did learn one thing through all of this. It truly is a life long life style change and to not continue in the same way as I have for the past year, it can all be for naught!!

I am soon going to be active in another challenge and I won’t make any rash statements. But I WILL pay attention to what I am doing. No matter what I eat, it will find its way onto the tracker. I will only get on the scales once a week. For awhile there I was weighing every day and could so easily tell myself that “Oh, that pound or two gained yesterday is no big deal”. But it was a big deal!! Once a week, the scales will tell me where I am and I will listen!!

Wish me luck!!

  
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SUCCESSFUL-GALE 7/7/2010 10:55PM

    No shame allowed! Just keep on working it!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 7/5/2010 7:48AM

    Please don't feel ashamed. There's not a single one of us who is perfect. I personally avoid challenges to lose a certain amount by a certain date, because how much and how quickly we lose isn't always something that's in our control...and yet so many challenges seem set up that way. Instead, I like challenges where the challenge is to modify our behavior and our actions. For example, reward yourself for working out for at least 30 minutes (or whatever works for your particular fitness level) 5 out of 7 days a week for 12 weeks. Or a "no sugar" challenge for a particular length of time (although that one might kill me!) Then instead of either winning or losing the challenge, give yourself a reward based on how many days out of the total you are successful. Just an idea...

Keep at it though. The biggest challenge of all is to pick yourself up once you're down and keep on going!

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LOZUKE 7/5/2010 6:35AM

    Don't be ashamed Arlene I blew it Big Time!! I am going to try again too......I am going to try again. and again... this time will it be different ? I don't know. but it is all I have and each other emoticonWe can do this.
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PINKNFITCARLA 7/5/2010 1:51AM

  Arlene, no need to feel ashamed! You're human, just like we all are. There is hardly any of us who haven't done the same thing.

The good thing is everyday is a new opportunity to get it right! Take one day at a time and you will get there :-)

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HICALGAL 7/5/2010 12:47AM

    this is a life long thing for sure....unending even when we reach goal. never be ashamed for trying to be your best. hugs and love. emoticon emoticon

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TREEFROGLADY 7/4/2010 8:55PM

    Celebrate the fact that you are alive for another day and have people who care about you. Best wishes! emoticon

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 7/4/2010 7:24PM

    We have a new challenge starting the 10th . Make NO predictions but blow us all out of the water!
Erin

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FATROCKSTAR 7/4/2010 7:11PM

    Don't be too hard on yourself-it happens! It just makes more determined to try and do it the next time, and the scales do move around if you weigh more than once a week (I know this first hand!) Hang in there!

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RONIE11 7/4/2010 6:50PM

    I'm sorry this last challeng didn't work out for you... you gave it your best shot.. I know for me the only thing that keeps me going is by NOT putting junk in my body that way if I over eat at least I have control over what it is.. I wish you the best and I know that with all the support here.. you will be one of the top winners in the challenges ahead.. believe in yourself and take it one day at a time... I didn't do so great either but with out the holiday in our way we should be able make the next one a huge success...

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THENEWME43 7/4/2010 6:06PM

    Baby steps, Arlene. emoticon emoticon

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KITT52 7/4/2010 5:43PM

    so your human, don't be too hard on yourself....
tomorrow is a new day, and a new start....one day at a time....
have a healthy week


Kitt

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CAROL3SAN 7/4/2010 5:37PM

    Don't beat up on yourself too much. We all deserve second chanches.. and third, and fourth chanches. Just keep doing it until the job is done. None of us are perfect. emoticon

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SUSHIMAMA1 7/4/2010 5:09PM

    emoticon Don't be ashamed...we have all been there just pick up dust of and start again, you can do it and we are all cheering for you! emoticon

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MOMWANTSNOWAIST 7/4/2010 4:46PM

    It's ok!! We're all human and it IS hard to lose weight!---Betsy emoticonHave a Happy 4th and emoticon!!!!

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LAFEMMEDELALUNE 7/4/2010 4:38PM

    No need to feel ashamed. You are a strong and wonderful woman, no matter what the scale says!
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PUGRAD1995 7/4/2010 4:34PM

    Hey Arlene, I'm in the hall of shame for weight gain right along side of you. I even lost and then went back up (still hoping it is from holding water). The body does it's own thing and we just have to keep working at it. Fortunately, creative Pixie keeps coming up with motivational challenges to keep us going!

So here's to making Santa a very jolly fellow!
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DEBSZOO74 7/4/2010 4:09PM

    Don't be so hard on yourself! If it was that easy, we wouldn't all be here. I'm really glad that you're not giving up and will be back for the next challenge. I know that emoticon

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WINNIEATWELL2 7/4/2010 3:59PM

    Rest assured, you're not the only one whose done stuff like this. I have done this kind of thing myself. Like the saying goes, try, try again. We gotta keep trying!! Never give up.. It definitely is a lifestyle change..I wish you the best with your next challenge!!

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WINNIEATWELL2 7/4/2010 3:59PM

    Rest assured, you're not the only one whose done stuff like this. I have done this kind of thing myself. Like the saying goes, try, try again. We gotta keep trying!! Never give up.. It definitely is a lifestyle change..I wish you the best with your next challenge!!

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PAULA3420 7/4/2010 3:58PM

    My heart goes out to you. emoticon I've been there, putting my goals out there for the world to see and then falling flat on my face. Good News! There is only one way to go from here and that is UP emoticon i can tell from reading your blog that you have a good plan in place and will make the best of this. emoticon

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GODDESSLIL80 7/4/2010 3:44PM

    All you can do is keep getting back up. Keep getting back on the horse. You CAN do this. Just hang in there.

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RENA1965 7/4/2010 3:33PM

    Don't be hard on yourself.. Hang in there and keep trying..

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SPARKPIXIE 7/4/2010 3:28PM

    Arlene, don't waste a moment of your life on feeling ashamed. I didn't do so hot either. We just need to keep on trying. I believe in you!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 7/4/2010 3:25PM

    Arlene, Please don't feel badly, I was very very lucky to have a loss at all, as I have been binging, and I did not lose a whole 4 pounds, I know that next challenge we are going to do great!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 7/4/2010 3:17PM

    It's ok, we forgive you. Keep on, and try again.

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