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Thursday, February 07, 2013

A WONDERFUL BLOG WAS POSTED (THANKS PIXIE) ABOUT LOVING OUR VARIOUS BODY PARTS. CAN YOU SAY THERE ARE PARTS OF YOUR BODY THAT YOU LOVE? MOST OF US ON SPARK, ARE HERE FOR THE SAME REASON - WE HAVE SERIOUS WEIGHT ISSUES AND WANT TO GET HEALTHY. SO DO I LOVE MY BODY? WELL, LET'S TAKE STOCK. I'LL START AT THE TOP AND WORK DOWN.

THE HAIR. TRULY, TRULY SAD. I HAD FINE, THIN, GRAY HAIR THAT JUST LAID THERE SO I LET SOMEONE TALK ME INTO GETTING A PERM. BIG MISTAKE - HUGE! I LOOKED LIKE A CHIA PET! AND I DID THIS STUPID THING JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS! THE BEAUTICIAN SAID, "NOW BE SURE TO SET IT ON ROLLERS SO IT DOESN'T FRIZZ." I SPECIFICALLY TOLD HER I COULD ONLY DO ONE HANDED THINGS SINCE ONE ARM DOESN'T GO UP ALL THE WAY. OMG! I LOOKED LIKE I HAD A 1980'S AFRO! NEVER AGAIN. I HAVE SINCE GOTTEN IT CUT AND IT LOOKS A LOT BETTER. MAYBE BY SUMMER ....

MY FACE? IS ANY WOMAN REALLY TOTALLY HAPPY WITH HER APPEARANCE? I HAVE TAKEN TO WEARING MAKE-UP JUST FOR MYSELF. DH HAS NOT ONCE NOTICED THAT I AM WEARING IT. BUT THEN, I COULD WEAR A PURPLE MOHAWK AND HE WOULDN'T NOTICE.

BUT NOW MY NECK! I HAVE BEEN DOING THESE STUPID "UP CHIN" EXERCISES AND THEY ACTUALLY WORK. INSTEAD OF 3 CHINS, I NOW HAVE 2! THAT IS GREAT PROGRESS. BUT NOW WE GET TO THE SERIOUS STUFF.

MY ARMS ARE SO SERIOUSLY STRONG THAT I THINK I COULD BENCH PRESS A HUMAN. BUT I STILL HAVE THE MAJOR BAT WINGS UNDER THE ARMS. DON'T GET CAUGHT IN A HIGH WIND WITH THOSE BECAUSE YOU WILL DEFINITELY TAKE OFF IF YOU ARE SLEEVELESS.

THE CHEST. AH YES! THE CHEST. I USE LOTS OF HAND WEIGHTS AND SOME OF THE EXERCISES ARE TO TIGHTEN YOUR CHEST. THE GIRLS ARE HANGING SO CLOSE TO MY WAIST THAT I'M NOT EVEN SURE THEY REMEMBER THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE CHEST ANY MORE. I DON'T MEAN TO BE GRAPHIC HERE, BUT WE ARE TALKING RAW EGGS HANGING ON A NAIL. 'NUF SAID! THERE IS NO TIGHTENING UP FOR THEM. IT'S MORE LIKE ROLL THEM UP AND STUFF THEM IN THE TIGHTEST BRA YOU CAN FIND.

ALTHOUGH I DO MORE CRUNCHES THAN ANYONE I KNOW, I HAVE MADE LITTLE PROGRESS ON MY WAIST. AFTER 56 POUNDS, I HAVE ONLY LOST ABOUT 2 INCHES AND I WORK HARD AT IT. VERY FRUSTRATING. BUT I DO NOTICE MORE HANGING SKIN ON THE LOWER ABDOMEN. WONDERFUL! MORE STUFF THAT SAGS!

LEGS? AGAIN, VERY STRONG BUT WHEN YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BEND ONE OF THE KNEES, IT IS VERY CREATIVE TO COME UP WITH WEIGHT REDUCING EXERCISES FOR THAT AREA. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED SQUATS OR LUNGES NOT BENDING ONE KNEE? IT IS AN ADVENTURE IN TERROR WONDERING WHO WILL PICK YOU UP WHEN YOU FALL ON YOUR A&%!

AND THAT ABOUT COVERS IT. I HAVE ONE WORD OF ADVICE TO ANYONE THAT HAS LOST QUITE A BIT OF WEIGHT BUT IS NOT YET READY FOR ( OR CAN'T HAVE) SKIN REDUCTION SURGERY. SHAPEWEAR! I OWN ENOUGH OF IT TO START MY OWN STORE.
AND THE TRICK I USE IS TO BUY TWO DIFFERENT SIZES - ALWAYS ONE IS TOO SMALL. THAT WAY YOU HAVE INCENTIVE TO GET YOUR FINE SELF INTO IT!

IF YOU FOUND THIS BLOG OFFENSIVE, I APOLOGIZE. I JUST THOUGHT A TOUR OF MY BODY MIGHT BE INTERESTING SINCE WE RARELY GET TO MEET ALL OUR SPARK FRIENDS.

ERIN
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BEESPARKLE 3/1/2013 8:23PM

    Oh my you are a sweetheart. I have read all your blogs.

I was touched by the husband's attitude towards you terrible. Your blogs are like a

story book.

I keep

turning the pages to see what is next in your life .

To have all that has happened to you. Then burst ou this blog with humour. You are a

very Special lady.

You are sure loved and wanted here in our group.

I can also related to alot of things you have written in this blog.

You are a giving person and you do wear your love on your sleeves.

I will keep you in prayer. You are a good person and I too would like to give you a big

hug but since I cannot.

Here emoticon

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RORYLYONS 2/11/2013 9:35PM

    I love it Erin.....nice to see you back...missed seeing you my friend emoticon

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JENNIW70 2/9/2013 11:12PM

    Erin, I just had to laugh out loud...literally... My husband is now wondering what my problem is. haha Thanks! I needed that laugh today! And I still think you are beautiful! So there! Love, Munchkin

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RAINBOW_LADY 2/9/2013 10:41AM

  Loved the blog Erin! And the chin exercises work? must try them............
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WVROSE1 2/8/2013 12:04AM

    Great Blog! I can relate to this! I'm so glad you are back! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 2/7/2013 11:50PM

    LOVED your blog Erin! So happy you are back :-)

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JILL313 2/7/2013 11:43PM

    Thank you Erin for writing this blog. I sure can relate to some of it and now I'm glad I was flat chested to begin with. . .Like Noel said you are Beautiful inside and that is the most thing to me. I never judge anyone including myself by the outside cover as even slim bodies do eventually sag or I think someone told me that once--LOL!! Take care my friend and you are a Treasure and deserve better than what you have there at home. Take care.

Hugs,

Jill

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MILLISMA 2/7/2013 10:49PM

    ERIN, DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY OF US CAN RELATE AND FEEL THE SAME WAY!!!! DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR THIS BLOG. I COULD JUST GIVE YOU A BIG HUG. YOU ARE A GOOD PERSON - REMEMBER THAT!!!

HUGS....MARY ANNE

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LITTLE_QUEEN 2/7/2013 9:50PM

    YOU KNOW I ALWAYS LOVE YOUR BLOGS ERIN

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RETURNTOTHIN 2/7/2013 9:31PM

    ERIN, this is a delightful blog... It is rather INTERESTING to see what the years and weight have done to the body! When I had my gallbladder out, I asked him why he couldn't have removed my fat/skin roll on my stomach... He didn't think it was funny... and I just said it as a joke! Keep posting fun and interesting blogs. Love you Erin! emoticon

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BELDONDOG1 2/7/2013 6:09PM

    Erin, I not only "liked" this blog, I loved it!!! However, I think you have a camera in my shower or bedroom.
I have both of knees that I cannot bend, so I almost know where you are coming from doing squats. A big joke! My girls, well let's just say that I have the most shiny shoes in the country, okay? And roll them up is what I feel I have to do. In fact, I have a funny card that shows a lady with a bra in her hand and is asking the clerk if she has the bra in a size 44 long--sound familiar? lol I don't have a lot of strength-in fact I can't beat my way out of a wet paper bag. Enough about my body.
As funny as this blog is, I love the inside of my body. I try to be a good, kind person and a cherished friend. And you my dear, will never have to worry about the inside of you body--it's beautiful! You are a very funny lady, a very giving person, even though it's very unappreciated. You are sweet and kind. What more could a person want?
(hugs) Noel

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