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Not Exactly About Weight Loss, Just Sharing Some Good News!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I just did my first talk and book signing today and I was delighted. The crowd wasn't large (18 people), but four of them bought books. I was the guest, but Kathy Hall runs the classes. She is so knowledgeable about plants and butterflies. She gave me some Zebra Longwing caterpillars. I was so happy because I have been trying to coax them into the yard. We have the right plants, just hadn't seen any yet. Now that I have caterpillars, I will be able to release the butterflies from here and they will start returning here to lay eggs. So, it was a wonderful experience all the way around. Kathy lives on five acres and raises all types of butterflies. She has invited me to her home and I can't wait to go. I can't tell you how exciting it was for me to talk about my book and actually sign, heady stuff!

I know this doesn't have anything to do with weight loss, but in a way, it does. The more publicity I am getting, the better I want to look and this is a motivator to keep me on track with the food I eat. It also keeps me busy so I'm not thinking of food all the time.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MAGGIEVAN 10/28/2012 7:04PM

    Good news, congrats and you really look fantastic.

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RUNNERJUDY 10/28/2012 12:36AM

    Congrats on your first book signing!!! You must know a lot about native plants that host your butterflies. That is an area that I'm gaining knowledge about & have an educational display each year at our Garden Club plant sale. I've also written a few newspaper articles about it. But YOU are way ahead of me! Only new "butterflies" I attracted this year were the cabbage moths on my kale!

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SKEETOR 10/15/2012 8:32AM

    Woohoo! emoticon
And I don't think blogs have to be about weight loss. I think they should be about what ever you wish to share!

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DESERTDREAMERS 10/14/2012 9:45PM

    Terrific! emoticon

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YJNANA 10/14/2012 11:18AM

    Congrat's on you Book :)

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WATOGA17 10/14/2012 9:17AM

    Just another reason that you are my HERO!

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SEPPIESUSAN 10/14/2012 7:54AM

    Congratulations! I think SP is about setting goals in life, not just in weight did it!!

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JILLIANPRNCSS 10/14/2012 6:15AM

    We lived on mariposa street when my daughter was born so she has always had a special place in her heart for butterflies

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STRIVER57 10/14/2012 5:28AM

    impressive & wonderful! brava!

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RORYLYONS 10/14/2012 1:25AM

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S3XYDIVASMOM 10/13/2012 10:38PM

    I think pursuing a passion has everything to do with health. So, I congratulate you on your book and your book signing. I also want to give you a high five for the effort involved in raising and loving the butterflies.

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MEADSBAY 10/13/2012 9:31PM

    That is just so awesomely incredible, my dear friend!

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Quite an accomplishment. Kudos to you.

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CRYSBROWN1 10/13/2012 8:21PM

    WOOHOOOOO!! Outstanding news Cynthia! You seem so excited about this experience and I think that it is wonderful that you have accomplished so much! It does not matter if your blogs do not relate to weight loss - your Sparkfriends enjoy sharing in your happiness!!
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GODSCHILD2_2011 10/13/2012 7:29PM

    Congrats on the NSV. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 10/13/2012 7:07PM

    YAY!! Congratulations!!

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FITAT50 10/13/2012 6:55PM

    How exciting! You're already famous in my book emoticon
Blogs don't always have to be about weight loss! So glad you shared this part of your life with us!

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LKEITHO 10/13/2012 6:39PM

    Congratulations! What a great accomplishment!

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NANCYPAT1 10/13/2012 6:33PM

    great news - glad you had a good day

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