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emoticon My update for the day: 2-9-16 "MY LIFE ISN'T ABOUT MY PAST. (LIFE IS ONLY ABOUT now.)" The teachings of Abraham. Happy SAFE Mardi Gras!!!! (There is ALWAYS a party to celebrate, right? 1 conscious bite at a time, right? emoticon Today is working & Zumba! emoticon


My break-away- Jester- he's on skates- Perfect pics for Mardi Gras!!!!


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Performing Jester at Senior Center (2002)



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I have been in a holding pattern for awhile now but have decided to get back in the game.

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I manage stress with more ZUMBA! Works for me, puts me back into my 'happy place!"

emoticon 2-8-16 Hi! From me: Monday is here! Let's celebrate emoticon we have this AMAZING website to find our health emoticon , our joy emoticon emoticon & SO much support! emoticon Thank YOU! emoticon Happy Chinese New Year! The year of the Monkey, Let's play & climb & have FUN! Let's be Monkeys! LOL! emoticon




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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Pedal biking and diffusing oils before I do a little work. Stress management is so important when you're an emotional eater like I am. What do you do to manage your stress/ emotional eating?

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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2/7/16 2:25 P

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Today is relax and ride the stationary pedal bike and diffuse oils while waiting on the Super Bowl day.

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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2/7/16 7:28 A

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I hope everyone succeeds in what they want to do ..
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2/6/16 8:15 P

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Adorable pic of the little girl getting hugged by the marionette! Great job you've got.

Beth, congrats! That is significant progress.
The first time I ever had a massage, when I was super stressed, going through failed fertility treatments, the masseuse used Clary sage massage oil. It was Heavenly!

Happy Super Bowl L, I mean 50, everybody! emoticon

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2/6/16 12:56 P

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Great for YOU!!!!!!

emoticon Update of my life: 2-6-16 A great Saturday for hiking (wearing my Spark People cap) & going to Costco, (I must be brave going the day before the big game! emoticon ) I also found the most darling dress for my marionette! She'll have a new spring dress! emoticon Be as happy & healthy as you can muster up & I will do the same! emoticon


Marionette Before new dress! I love performing! Look at the JOY in this girls eyes!

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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2/6/16 8:11 A

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I've lost 12 more pounds since Jan 1st. Plateau broken.

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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2/5/16 11:52 A

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Thanks for sharing!!!!!

emoticon "ACT, DON'T REACT" Yogi tea Happy healthy super bowl for those who watch! emoticon emoticon New blog dated 2-5-16 emoticon check it out for more pics!


Mom & me on our visit, 12-29-15 (new hair cut)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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2/5/16 11:34 A

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MSIZEMORE ..... I need to try some of the different oils. Beth (INDYGIRL) uses various ones and really wants me to give them a try

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Lose 1 Pound a week for 2016
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01/06 (323)
01/15 (322)
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I've been ordering oils from Edensgarden.com and they are really good. I like some of the synergistic blends for harmony, joy etc, as well as lavender and clary sage and bergamont.

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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I love essential oil's I use marjoram in the evenings on the bottom of my feet and big toe to reduce some of the restlessness in my legs. My grandson's love when they spend the night and I put lavender on their feet. I usually have something going in my defuser all the time. It helps me to not wanna snack all the time. I've been also cleaning out closets and getting rid of a lot of junk. Having my house organized keeps me from getting frustrated which in turn keeps me from making an unwise food choice. I wish my emotions didn't have such a huge effect on my diet. One day I wanna learn to eat when I'm hungry and not because of a particular emotion I'm experiencing. This post is so full of ramblings.....Lol

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2/4/16 7:43 P

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I make a 'scent' for me, Plumeria, Gardenia, Jasmine, & a drop of cedar, (for balancing All the sweet) & yes, they help me in my meditation, too!

emoticon 2-4-16 Zooming emoticon through the day! Zumba, emoticon walk LUCY pup emoticon , work emoticon , cleaning drawers & cubbies & closets in an effort to get things organized & de-cluttered! emoticon At least 1 a day, this year! Doing good so far! I DO have many beautiful things! emoticon & now SP! Ready to rest, this will be a fast session! Happy Friday eve! emoticon


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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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SparklingMe, your haircut looks great!
I have been growing mine out after having it short for years and it is now just about that long. I went in the pool at the Y today and put it in a ponytail.

I bought some Plumeria (flower) essential oil a few months ago because I was meditating, visualizing being on a beach in Hawaii with all my senses. I thought that really smelling that flower whose scent fills the air there would enhance my meditation.


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I have made my own sent for aroma therapy..... 1 for autumn & winter AND 1 for Spring & Summer. They work GREAT for me to stay balanced! Again, Indy.... great comments!



emoticon 2-3-16 my world's emoticon update: Since I do not have any thing I have to do out in the world, I have been doing house work emoticon , cooking Turkey chili in the crock pot, (I love my crock pot! I've had it since our wedding, 1975) emoticon with LOTS of veggies & working emoticon from my computer. Also, I keep forgetting to check into my friends feeds. emoticon No, really. It is such a great place to keep in touch.... I'll check out more often! I usually write a new blog, every week. I have 1 SP friend, & when she makes a comment on it I move to the new, one. She still hasn't been by, so more on the last one. I update it daily! emoticon


New first time by a pro. hair cut 12-23-15 it feels SO healthy & perky! Even on both sides, HAHA! I use to trim it myself! (I look VERY stressed, I tried a 'box' color & my hair started falling out! Yes! Just before Christmas)


Old hair cut, with DH 2015 I KNOW it doesn't look that different, but it is 6" shorter & my 'real' color as a young adult!

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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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I'm going to give it a try!


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01/06 (323)
01/15 (322)
01/22 (322)
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2/3/16 9:10 A

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Finding that essential oils, and scented candles help with emotional eating... Aromatherapy in general.

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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Beth, I agree!!!!!

2-2-16 emoticon "MAY THE PEACE OF INNER SELF BRING US JOY"- Yogi tea emoticon Zumba & Hair cut & work, today, I LOVE it & you! emoticon

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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No weight loss surgery, no crazy diets, no extreme exercise... Just SparkPeople. If I can make this journey and lose over 225 pounds and keep it off for a journey of 10 years, so can you! It's' our minds and our fear of failure, our desires for perfection and immediacy that get in our way. Let go of those things gradually and strive for progress, not perfection.

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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Hello all!
I joined this team, God knows when and today when I was "cleaning house" at SP...there you were!

Prayers for you Beth! I fell on the ice almost a year ago (Feb. 28, 2015) and have a frozen shoulder for my trouble. I was so thankful I didn't break anything....but the pain is still intense. I sure feel for you...and any others this happens to.
If I'd "work it" more...I'd be further along with my recovery! I did have my Cardio Glide machine toted home for that purpose.

I'll poke around and play catch up with y'all...be blessed best where most needed today...
Bren


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1/29/16 2:07 P

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emoticon 1-29-16 emoticon When I first joined SP 3-16-12 I have been using tools to succeed! It's still helping, WooHoo!!!! emoticon


51 pounds more of me! Start SP!


12-23-15 (7 #'s to go back to goal)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Good Evening All!

Glad to hear that you knee is healing, Beth. I know that has to hurt something terrible.

Janis, Yep...Ice storm here. We have at least one each year and this year we had two. The first had about two inches of ice coating everything and the second one was about an inch. They were about a month apart. I do not care for ice but it is really pretty. I absolutely love the snow and unfortunately, there is no snow. The whole weather system is crazy this year and for you to have no snow yet is equally as odd.

I hope everyone had a great day and has a great day tomorrow!

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes"
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Keep hanging! It will be worth it!

emoticon 1-28-16 Update for me: Zumba today,(3X a week now up from 2). Work of course, Lucy park emoticon . Be HAPPY & I will try, too!!!! emoticon

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Knee is sore but I'm hanging in there.

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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Beth -- It's been over 10 days since you fell, how's that knee doing?

Sparklingme -- Great pic! Beautiful colors and the palm trees make me flash right back to when we lived in SoCal.

Ice storms in Oklahoma? So far in Boston it has been warmer than usual and we have had only a few inches of snow. We just caught the edge of that huge storm that shut down D.C. with two feet of snow.
Of course last year at this time we didn't have much snow, then got the most snow in history and recorded the coldest winter since they started keeping track in the 1800's.

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Thank you!
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emoticon 1-27-16 My day: Getting LOTS of work done! emoticon YES! Going to GW for new 'goodies', after Sheppard Pilates DVD emoticon & walking Lucy pup emoticon ! How RU? YOU are AMAZING!!!!! Thanks for your support! emoticon


Sunrise from our upstairs deck, LOVELY!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Hi Ladies!

Beth, I am so sorry that you fell and got hurt! I absolutely love the snow but detest the ice. We have had two ice storms this year here in Oklahoma and not a flake of snow in my town, which is really not normal for this time of year. I hope that you get some pain relief soon and that you are okay.

SparklingMe, you have to be the most positive person I have ever seen! I know that your heart is hurting and yet you still spread happiness and care to everyone. You certainly chose the right user name...because you are sparkling so bright, I can see it here!

I hope that you all have a wonderful night and a great day tomorrow! I am so thankful to have joined this group with all of you!

Angela

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes"
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Still 'feeling' Lucky on my shoulder.... But St. Francis would be perfect.... if he 'leaves' me, LOL!
emoticon I wrote a New blog, 1-19-16 I was born under a lucky star! emoticon emoticon

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Get well sweet friend! Ouchy Ouch Ouch!



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Lose 1 Pound a week for 2016
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Jan. Goal = 322
01/01 (325)
01/06 (323)
01/15 (322)
01/22 (322)
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Beth -- emoticon I've had 2 total knee replacements, so I can only imagine what landing on your bad knee was like. OW! Maybe ice it in the short term it it's swollen? Feel better soon.

Sparkling -- You are so positive always. I think Lucky is in Heaven, probably perched on St. Francis of Assisi's finger. You think?

I am going to empty my closet out tomorrow. (all 4' wide of it.) Have to donate stuff I don't use. My DH is going to put in a 2nd shelf above the one that's there and paint the inside. I bought a shoe rack months ago and just stuck it in beside the shoes! How sad is that?! Never got around to organizing them, but I will now, when the paint dries.

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emoticon Heal fast! OK?

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Fell on ice today and hurt my bad knee. Not so good. Hot bath time.

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emoticon 1-15-16 Tidings of the day: "By honoring your words, you are honored" Yogi anti ox tea. Tiny bit happier emoticon , every day about Angel LUCKY bird. emoticon emoticon Still 'feel' him around me. Pushed myself in my Sheppard Pilates DVD, today, an extra 10 minutes! emoticon I'm down 3# since 1-1-16! 6# back to goal!

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Www.ilostwhat.com
This tells you what you've lost in common things.


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emoticon Update from me: Today 1-12-16 I wrote a new blog, Lucky's last day. Thank you for all the love & support you have shone me! I am truly touched! emoticon


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SPARKLING ..... I'm so sorry to hear Lucky isn't feeling well. Keep us posted ......

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1-11-16 Today's update: is a little stressed, emoticon my bird LUCKY emoticon is acting VERY strange. Not perky as usual, never seen him like this. He fell off his perch, etc. I love him SO much! emoticon

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Loved seeing those white cranes when I lived in California! Thanks for the memory.

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1-10-16 Today's update: Walked in nature yesterday! emoticon Beautiful & fun! Hiked emoticon new areas, 2 hours, lot's of wildlife! PRETTY!!! Listened to THE SPARK cd's. emoticon GREAT, as usual! emoticon Happy Sunday! B the health U want & I will, 2! emoticon


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As per my blog, I must lose some weight so I can get knee replacements so Beth, I do feel your pain. I've put in 30 minutes on the treadmill today and am going to try for 30 more as I am having a pretty good back day. I'm going to do some food prep for the week first which may take all my energy and creativity. LOL And while the sun is shining, I had to sneak out and trim loropetalums bushes. One down, four to go. It's cold out there!

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No sure about instant oatmeal - have not read the labels re the sugar content

Beth - I know you have lost a lot of weight - how far away from goal are you now. You are amazing and doing so well - shared with hubby how you had done and he smiled and said 'See it can be done if you just persist;

I have had 8 great days so far this January and am looking forward to tomorrow when I can record my weight - I record it every 10 days as I find if I tell myself that just for 10 days to eat clean it seems to make it so much easier than thinking long term.

Now to go and get in some intentional walking - emoticon emoticon

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Sounds like a GREAT option! Was the oatmeal, instant? I just found out they are loaded with sugar. I make my own. But they are better than SO many choices, right? emoticon emoticon emoticon

1-9-2016 Tidings of my amazing life! I was a little 'blue' yesterday. emoticon Today emoticon Sun shining! emoticon emoticon I'm feeling GREAT! Off to hike! (& listen to 'THE SPARK" on cd's. emoticon Cleaned out some of our closet to make room for the new clothes DH bought, his weight is going down, too! I love the energy of January! EVERYONE is focused on health!!!! emoticon emoticon

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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Well, I'm up at night and ready to hit the kitchen hard. So I had a tablespoon of peanut butter and apple cinnamon oatmeal and am waiting to destress or get sleepy again. Lord help me, please.

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1-8-2016 Update: emoticon weight emoticon 2# emoticon ! Happy Friday! Been working at computer all morning & now time to MOVE!!!!! emoticon emoticon BUSY WEEK! emoticon

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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So right Debbie: self-forgiveness. My favorite saying is "A hammer is not a spiritual tool." Beating yourself up does no good.

As I put on the wall today: "Just because you made a mistake doesn't mean you are a mistake."
-- GEORGETTE MOSBACHER

CINDYRENEA, You can do this. You can figure out what is going the wrong way... is it mindless or emotional eating? A certain time of day that you didn't plan ahead for and so resort to less-than-healthy food? Not enough filling protein and fruits/veggies/whole grains? Drinking enough water? Moving some?
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CINDYRENEA ..... I know completely what you are saying. We just have to dig deep and push harder.... And forgive ourselves when we are weak emoticon


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Trying . So hard to stick to my plan of action !!!!! I gained 11lbs. in 6weeks

😠. To hard lose so very easy to. gain!!!!!

tomorrow's not promised


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1-5-2016 My world today: emoticon emoticon Lovely RAIN today! emoticon Chicken soup DELICIOUS! emoticon DH feeling better! emoticon Catching up with work & maybe extra Zumba class, yester. was a BLAST! emoticon Be happy, OK? emoticon emoticon & I will too! emoticon

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"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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Thanks Beth, but through my own holiday indulgences I regained 5 lbs,, about 1/2 of what I had lost.
I think I gave myself a pass mentally in part because I was planning on the 2016 challenge in the new year.... The old eat-everything-in-sight-for-tomorrow-I-die
t mentality. Like, "I'm going to lose a pound a week starting in January, so I can have some cookies now."

Sorry about your knee pain. I've been there. Had two knees replaced 10 years ago before I lost 50 lbs. Do ice or heat help? I swear by my gel ice pack. Also Epsom salt baths. Maybe even a cane if you are at the point of being ready for a TKR? I wish you the best.

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emoticon emoticon 1-3-2016 Tidings from my day: "EMPTY YOURSELF & LET THE UNIVERSE FILL YOU" Yogi tea. Filling with love, rather than food! Right? Share your good ((((((((vibes))))))))! AND I will too! Blessed Sunday!
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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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Congrats, Janis on losing body fat!!!

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Day 2 of tendering my knee. It's still very sore and very difficult to walk on.

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. ~Indygirl

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