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SAMMYLYNNE
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12/18/09 9:21 A

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My Husband is a Nascar Fan. He hates Dale Jr. Mine is Casey Cain and his is All the Hendrix drivers minus Dale Jr. We are going through withdrawal right now. No races.emoticon

Love is not finding someone to live with; It's about finding someone you can't live without.

Goal: Not to set my bar to high.



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LLBRCFAN
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11/3/09 12:35 P

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Without a car I have not been able to go to curves for a few months now. my exercising is doing things around the house and walking at walmart and win dixie as much as possible. Usually spend an hour taking my time. Doing a few exercises here at home also. for now as long as I dont gain I am happy.

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SLIM.CHICK
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11/3/09 10:10 A

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As long as I am being active, I count those minutes. Playing in my garden are the easiest minutes to log in.
Are you able to do your curves sessions without much difficulty?
Even if you are still at 150 and are still working at it, there are positive changes going on in your body. With patience, before you know it, you will be leaving 150ville.


Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

Even if we lose the race, we are still a winner (just a slow winner).

As long as you keep moving, you are still lapping those on the couch.

Do not take things personally as it is never about us.

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

"The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking."
— Albert Einstein


LLBRCFAN
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11/2/09 12:28 P

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I agree cleaning the house is not fun and is very hard on me with my arthritis and osteoporosis. So have to do that slowly. Never thought to count that in my walking time. I am still at my plateau of 150. Just happy I am not gaining and thanks for asking. Hoping that once I can get back to curves for exercising I will break into that last 10lbs.
Hope you have a great day

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SLIM.CHICK
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11/2/09 12:08 P

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Thanks for your comments. Walking around Walmart and Target are fun ways to get those walking minutes in. I also am putting the minutes in by cleaning the house. Cleaning isn't my idea of fun but I do like the results. How are you doing on your last 10 lbs?
Have a lovely day.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

Even if we lose the race, we are still a winner (just a slow winner).

As long as you keep moving, you are still lapping those on the couch.

Do not take things personally as it is never about us.

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

"The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking."
— Albert Einstein


LLBRCFAN
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11/2/09 11:58 A

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Glad you are on the road again. Makes us stop and realize just what that snacking can cost us. Walking is a good way to burn those calories. I walk at walmart as its the safest place for me and I get my shopping done at the same time.

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SLIM.CHICK
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11/2/09 10:56 A

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The child in me came out last night. The parent in me kept saying I shouldn't be eating certain things but the child in me wouldn't listen and kept enjoying some treats. Some parent!
Instead of feeling bad and berating myself, I said lets make the best of this experience. I did enjoy my little binge but I also sent myself to bed without dinner. The parent is now back in control and I need to pay the consequences. I have counted the calories I went over and just saying I am sorry is not enough. I need to make amends.

I had a couple of servings of tortilla chips - 135 calories per 9 pieces. Ouch!
For each 135 calories I need to do one of the following:


37 mins of walking

15 mins of jogging

11 mins of swimming

21 mins of cycling


74 min of walking for the two little servings. Yikes! What was I thinking!
It will take me most of this week to pay for that little party I indulged in. Maybe I will think twice next time.
I am on the road again and doing the happy dance.

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Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

Even if we lose the race, we are still a winner (just a slow winner).

As long as you keep moving, you are still lapping those on the couch.

Do not take things personally as it is never about us.

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

"The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking."
— Albert Einstein


TASHINHA
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11/2/09 8:55 A

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I think that I'll be alright for the upcoming holidays since we have to cut some foods out of our diet for the next 2 years due to my son's braces. Might just get rid of that last 20 lbs. by the end of the year.

Tash



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APRILROCKS
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11/2/09 2:42 A

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very cute way to get a point across. Thanks

Starting a new phase in my life and ready to kick things in gear and keep it moving!


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LLBRCFAN
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10/31/09 12:57 P

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Good for you Slim Chick. When I am relaxing at night I tend to want something so I make sure I save a low calorie snack for then. I love yogurt and that is usually what I have.

Shirley
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SLIM.CHICK
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10/31/09 12:07 A

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Thanks for all the comments.

I just got through a snack attack with no scars (calories). I thought about it after and I remembered that I tend to want to eat when I am happy, sad, bored, tired, excited, ... you name the emotion and I want to either celebrate or comfort myself with food (how easily I forget things). Last night after dinner I told myself I was tired. Then I found myself grabbing a cookie (which I put back). When a person is tired, they rest. I wanted to comfort myself with a cookie (figure that logic out!) This is going to be way harder than I thought if I allow myself to think this way. I can see how I will sabotage myself if I am not careful with my thoughts. I need to use my energy productively and see what needs to be changed.

When my children were growing up, I would never allow them to eat whatever and whenever they wanted. Yet, that is exactly what I am doing. Sounds like I still have some growing up to do.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

Even if we lose the race, we are still a winner (just a slow winner).

As long as you keep moving, you are still lapping those on the couch.

Do not take things personally as it is never about us.

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

"The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking."
— Albert Einstein


PATTYCAKE49
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10/30/09 10:52 P

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Thanks for the cute reminders.

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He is only a prayer away!



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JAPOPE1
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10/30/09 5:34 A

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LLBRCFAN
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10/30/09 12:34 A

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This journey is so much easier when we travel it together. We can do this

Shirley
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10/29/09 8:42 P

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Good for you Slim - I have recently renewed my commitment to this healthy lifestyle and hope to navigate the upcoming holiday season without too much drama.

Thanks for sharing - we can do this together!



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KNITTABLES
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10/29/09 4:18 P

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very cute,love the story

Please call me SANDRA

email me at: knittables@shaw.ca
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HEALTHYSASSY
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10/29/09 2:16 P

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I am getting healthier!

No more excuses!

I can do it!

"Fall Down seven times, get up eight"

(Japanese Proverb)



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SLIM.CHICK
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10/29/09 11:39 A

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DH and I stayed with my son mon and tues of this week to care for our DGD. They had a Halloween Party last weekend and had a plethora of leftovers. I knew if I tasted one bite I was doomed so the decision was made not to nibble on any of the sugary delights. To my surprise, it wasn't hard. I might not be so lucky next time.

Yesterday DH made himself a P&J sandwich. I love P&J sandwiches with a glass of milk. Without thinking and before I realized what I was doing I was in the kitchen preparing myself a sandwich. Fortunately I caught myself and decided to play at the computer and started this thread. Needless to say I forgot about wanting my sandwich. It was no big deal and I had fun.

There are exactly 9 week, 63 days, left this year. This is the time most people put on the weight. I always have to be different. I am going to lose 9 pounds! I am not sure yet how I am going to do it but I have just committed myself in writing. Now I just have to figure out a plan. I know I can stick with anything for a week or two but 63 days is foreign territory for me.

Anything worth doing is worth enjoying so this journey has to be fun. Instead of making excuses when I fall, I will get back up, dust myself off, fix the problem and continue enjoying the scenery. I will reflect each day and see how I can make the next day better. I will celebrate, laugh and dance each step of the way.

Today I will be vigilant about not snacking. I will keep track of the number of times I caught myself and how many calories I didn't indulge in. It is easier to keep the calories out of my mouth than it is to burn them off.
I will also keep track of the extra calories I burn intentionally. Eating at least 6 freggies is a also a good start.

Feel free to travel with me, offer suggestions and especially a lot of support.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

Even if we lose the race, we are still a winner (just a slow winner).

As long as you keep moving, you are still lapping those on the couch.

Do not take things personally as it is never about us.

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

"The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking."
— Albert Einstein


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10/29/09 8:52 A

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JODYGRIZZLE
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10/28/09 9:10 P

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Very cute. Thanks



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10/28/09 9:02 P

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that was cute!



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10/28/09 8:45 P

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Wishing all a blessed and happy holiday season.

Teresa Slack
Stories to entertain, edify, and inspire www.teresaslack.com


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LLBRCFAN
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10/28/09 8:39 P

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Thanks for those cute reminders of how to get thru the holiday.

Shirley
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GRAMMYEAC
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10/28/09 8:19 P

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Thanks for the innovative reminders about taking care of ourselves during the holidays!

Self-love is the only weight-loss aid that really works in the long run. - Jenny Craig


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Maggie j.

Actions speak louder than words.

Don't worry if you falter now and then, just be sure to try again. A little bit of healthy guilt can work wonders.

Smile and make somene's day.


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EVER-HOPEFUL
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thanks for the smilesemoticon

karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you don´´t succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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Great reminder and it made me smile!
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10/28/09 1:46 P

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Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

Even if we lose the race, we are still a winner (just a slow winner).

As long as you keep moving, you are still lapping those on the couch.

Do not take things personally as it is never about us.

Don't find fault, find a remedy.

"The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking."
— Albert Einstein


 
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