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Does Laughing Burn Calories?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

We went out with friends last night. I laughed pretty much 3/4 of the evening. The couple we spent the evening with are kindred spirits to M and I. We get along so well. I just can't put into words the amount of fun we had. I as kind of sad to see the night come to a close!

My friend that we went with is my sewing buddy. She gave me a tongue lashing about wearing my white dress. She asked me why I am scared. I told her because I don't want to be center of attention. She sighed and said, "who cares? Suck it up and do it. It is going to be AMAZING."

She is skinny. Standing next to her I feel like a sumo wrestler (so I stood next to M or her boyfriend most of the night). When I he-haw around a little more she tells me that I am beautiful, and that size doesn't matter.

That is so hard for me to believe. But I am going to try my best. I'm not entirely convinced (terrified of someone at the contests we attend in full costume will make fun of me), but I have decided to get started on the costume. Tonight.

Did I mention I love my friend?

Thursday: 5K walk around the block. emoticon
Friday: 6:00a jog before work emoticon
Saturday: spark people videos 30-45 minutes worth. emoticon

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    It's nice to have kindred spirit friends. :)

    Go you! :)
    1498 days ago
    What Russell said. Times a million.

    You can't please everyone all the why waste your life trying? Do what makes you happy; wear the white dress because it will be amazing; hug your friend b/c she is so right. True beauty is not a size 0.

    I used to be paralyzed by what people would think and slowly came to the realization that *gasp* the world does not actually center around me and I am not the most important person everyone is looking at/talking about/thinking of. Chances are people aren't really paying attention anyway. And those that are, and have an issue with is their issue and not mine (or yours). And just maybe they are being so negative in an effort to boost their own lacking self-esteem so I now just pity them for feeling the need to waste time judging others.
    1498 days ago
  • RUSSELL_40
    The only good thing about having health issues, is the feeling that things can't wait. If I choose to not do something because I worry what someone else might do, I may never get to do it. I feel good right now, but I could suffer a heart attack any time, or a stroke. While this is true for all of us, for me it is more real, since recieving the " 6 months to live " speech. After all the pain of the operations, and surviving 10 years, now I just don't care what anyone thinks.

    You are beautiful, inside, and out. Do you have a few pounds to lose. Yes, so does 60% of America. That shouldn't determine how much fun, or which experiences you have. If you even want to do it a little bit, go for it. Life is too short to wait for the perfect moment. You are not going to be a different person when you hit goal weight, and neither will anyone else. Do anything you would do, if you were at GW, except wear spandex... emoticon

    Not sure about laughing burning calories, but pretty sure frowning does nothing, so laugh as much as possible.

    1500 days ago
    Oh, it feels SO good to laugh doesn't it?! So glad you had a good time! :) And just keep telling yourself, this time next year, it won't be an issue. You'll be skinny right along with her! :) AND you are going to be a knockout in that white dress THIS year, I know it! You are so beautiful! emoticon
    1501 days ago
    It's so good to have awesome friends like that!!
    1501 days ago
    Laughing is my favorite thing ever. I love those nights where you just can't stop!
    1501 days ago
    I bet you looked emoticon don't put yourself down so, and yes laughing burns off cal. Last night hubby and i were laughing so much in bed i worked up a sweat and my heart was racing, we had a great night, waching tv and laughing with each other. Enjoy the good times
    1501 days ago
  • AGK3112
    I am sure you were looking great. I also don't like people to notice me but really no one cares but us. I did learn something in few days that we think people think about us this and that but really they are not. So hope next time you won't feel what you were feeling now.

    And your exercise plan is really Great. Have wonderful weekend. Take Care
    1501 days ago
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