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7/28/16 3:44 P

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I believe if I'm not positive, I will bring MORE negative things to me. So I practice being my authentic self! THX for the comments!

emoticon Hello from my amazing world! emoticon 7-28-16 "Mental happiness is total relaxation" Yogi tea emoticon . Weather cooled emoticon so I cleaned garage emoticon -30 minutes Sheppard Pilates DVD emoticon -swam emoticon -walked LUCY emoticon -worked emoticon -rehearsed Flash Mob (will happen Saturday) emoticon & it's almost noon! emoticon After I spark emoticon & work some more, I'll be ready to read & rest!!! emoticon How R U? emoticon Thanks for your continued support! I would not be as successful, with out YOU! emoticon


Our nephew enjoying summer! This is what is all about, right?


A gum stuck on the sidewalk- squirrel! Fun, right?

"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
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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SHANTODD420 ..... Shannon, have a great week of fun and exercise!

SPARKLINGME176 ..... Maybe you can go and visit with her from time to time!

BLUEJAY1969 ..... Jeanne, I hope everything is moving along for you and that you are feeling stronger everyday!

Still dealing with the move in and of course almost a full day in bed feeling un-well. Starting to get life on a schedule and staying busy following the GC around TEACHING them how to clean up after themselves. (This too will happen!) emoticon

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BLUEJAY1969's Photo BLUEJAY1969 Posts: 5,526
7/28/16 1:34 A

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SHAN - Have a great time camping!

Sprakling - you are always so positive!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

Hugs,
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7/27/16 6:06 P

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Happy Camping! Have a blast!!!!!

emoticon About my day: 7-27-16 I've been rehearsing at home for a Flash Mob this Saturday. Plus Zumba, I just found out my favorite Zumba instructor, (my first starting in Nov.2012) is Moving 13 hours away! emoticon emoticon emoticon I am SO sad but happy for her. She will have allot of new things to do in the artist community she will be moving to.


Here we are lunching together!


Here we are dancing together in 2013

"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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7/27/16 5:12 P

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Hi everyone just wanted to say I will not be around much starting Saturday for a week. Going camping with the family.

Shrinking Shannon from Michigan

2016 I will hit the gym 6/7 days a week. I will eat more protein, fruits and veggies. I will really cut back on the carbs.



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Good Morning ladies,
I absolutely love seeing your pictures....

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ndividual.asp?gid=50783


Year Long Weight Loss Challenge

Challenge Starting weight 325
July Goal = 289
07/26
07/19
07/12 (297)
07/05 (297)
July Total Loss =


 current weight: 294.0 
 
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SPARKLINGME176's Photo SPARKLINGME176 Posts: 11,311
7/26/16 11:02 A

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emoticon 7-26-16 Weather is getting a tiny bit better. I was able to walk LUCY emoticon without my eyes burning from the smoke or her panting for more oxygen! emoticon Getting things done in morning & resting & reading in afternoon. Also rehearsing at home for proposal Flash Mob on Saturday. Fun, High intensity dance! emoticon How is the weather in your area? emoticon Stay hydrated if your in the northern hemisphere! emoticon


Dolphin water puddle on the sidewalk!

"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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BLUEJAY1969's Photo BLUEJAY1969 Posts: 5,526
7/26/16 3:58 A

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Awesome picture!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

Hugs,
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emoticon 7-25-16 Strange weather day. We are staying inside & working, 111 degrees. Getting smoke from CA. emoticon It went down to 90 last night. Not cool enough to open windows for fresh air. I LOVE fresh air. Hopefully tomorrow will cool down so we can go outside!!!! emoticon


A photo from a past walk

"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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BLUEJAY1969's Photo BLUEJAY1969 Posts: 5,526
7/25/16 1:38 P

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Hope your appointment goes good for you Beth!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

Hugs,
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Hi All! I've had a very gnarly cold, knee pain, and now hip pain. Seeing the doctor tomorrow. Still here though and thinking of you.

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

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SPARKLINGME176's Photo SPARKLINGME176 Posts: 11,311
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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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BLUEJAY ..... Jeanne ..... I am always glad to lift everyone up in my prayers. Take care of yourself my friend.

SPARKLINGME ..... Thank you for always encouraging the team and myself!




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ndividual.asp?gid=50783


Year Long Weight Loss Challenge

Challenge Starting weight 325
July Goal = 289
07/26
07/19
07/12 (297)
07/05 (297)
July Total Loss =


 current weight: 294.0 
 
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THX!!!!

emoticon to YOU! 7-21-16 "TRAIN YOUR MIND TO SEE THE POSITIVE IN EVERY SITUATION" A quote on LPORTER2015 SPage... I am doing just that! Or at least going into an easier thought than negative & worrisome. It IS working! Listening to Abraham-Hicks (on you tube) is helping me do this!


"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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Sparkling-Beautiful Image!

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emoticon 7-20-16 "MAY THIS DAY BRING YOU PEACE, TRANQUILITY & HARMONY." Yogi tea. A fun summer day emoticon , Swim emoticon , Walk LUCY emoticon , Sheppard Pilates emoticon , Flash Mob emoticon rehearsal at home & work emoticon ! I'm having a fun active summer emoticon emoticon ! How about you?? emoticon emoticon


This photo is of the back of a card deck, "Daily Guidance From The Angels" by Doreen Virtue. This represents how I feel , inside myself. Yes, no kidding! I plan 1 day to make a mask that looks or at least feels like this image!

"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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BLUEJAY1969's Photo BLUEJAY1969 Posts: 5,526
7/19/16 7:10 P

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Deb - Way to go on dropping those 6 lbs!! Thank you for adding me to your prayer list. I am feeling a bit better so I think it's just a short term bug that I caught.

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

Hugs,
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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticon "Be brave, be kind, and do what you can the best way you know how. That's all anyone, including yourself, can ask of you." Perfect quote from GRACEOMALLEY!



"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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Oh no Jeanne!
I added you to my prayer this morning. I want you to feel better my friend!

I am back on track and have managed to drop the 6 pounds I added back on during moms illness and funeral time. Its been difficult to consintrate on food, and it feels good to spend time with family and what better way than to sit down over a dinner table?

We are moving back into the house for now so I am busy and always moving. No time to sit and ponder lifes misteries....


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ndividual.asp?gid=50783


Year Long Weight Loss Challenge

Challenge Starting weight 325
July Goal = 289
07/26
07/19
07/12 (297)
07/05 (297)
July Total Loss =


 current weight: 294.0 
 
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Good for you Beth! I make myself do the same thing. I've tracked every day for the last 3 weeks aside from one.

I feel like my body is betraying me. I finally got motivated and started exercising. Now I'm sick again. I am hoping it doesn't turn into anything serious. Right now it's just painful ears and swollen glands and extreme fatigue. I'm torn about whether to exercise through it or rest until I'm better............

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

Hugs,
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Tracking is difficult again because I got away from it for so long. I'm very sure that's a big part of what is holding me at the same weight or higher. I just yo yo in the same 20-30 pounds. I'm making myself track everything again, even if I go over so that I at least see a real picture of what's going on.

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan

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bethd101@comcast.net

To join my team, go to Team ~Indygirl www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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7/8/16 6:17 P

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emoticon team!

"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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Way to go Bluejay!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan

Over 200 plus lbs lost with SparkPeople/ No Weight Loss Surgery or crazy diets, so have hope!

bethd101@comcast.net

To join my team, go to Team ~Indygirl www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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BLUEJAY1969 .... Jeanne ..... YAY!!!!!!!

~INDYGIRL .... Beth .... You are moving on lady!

SPARKLINGME176 .... I have the same issues with Flax seed.....We use roasted chickens from HEB the same way. I haven't been into the new Costco yet. Maybe we will take a trip there on Saturday


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ndividual.asp?gid=50783


Year Long Weight Loss Challenge

Challenge Starting weight 325
July Goal = 289
07/26
07/19
07/12 (297)
07/05 (297)
July Total Loss =


 current weight: 294.0 
 
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Good Morning everyone....
I am behind on reading all the posts.... sorry my friends!

Co-Leader of Team Indygirl & NewSparkDebbie'
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=50783


Year Long Weight Loss Challenge

Challenge Starting weight 325
July Goal = 289
07/26
07/19
07/12 (297)
07/05 (297)
July Total Loss =


 current weight: 294.0 
 
345
296.25
247.5
198.75
150
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7/7/16 1:09 P

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emoticon 7-7-16 "LOVE IS ECSTASY." emoticon Yogi tea 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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I managed to lose 2.4 pounds the last 2 weeks!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

Mountain Standard Time, USA

Hugs,
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Tracking, weighing and measuring. Goal is 1 pound a week

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan

Over 200 plus lbs lost with SparkPeople/ No Weight Loss Surgery or crazy diets, so have hope!

bethd101@comcast.net

To join my team, go to Team ~Indygirl www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Excerpts from my newest blog, dated 7-2-16: (this is the out come)
emoticon When I woke up, after a heavy rain, I walked our dog, Lucy emoticon , then went to my favorite hike spot & hiked for 90 minutes emoticon , came home swept the deck, cleaned the pool, swam with DH, trimmed plants & cleaned house. emoticon I have been eating perfectly all day. emoticon I did all of this between 6am ~ 12:00pm. emoticon I am sparking now, so at the computer, but NO kidding I could go out & dance! I will take it easy the rest of the day, I've done 300 minutes of continuous exercise & even though I feel like I could, I will be easy on myself, I don't want to over do it & "crash" tomorrow! I am SO happy I could do my happy Zumba dance! This is a GREAT way to start of MY new year! emoticon I am SO blessed! emoticon emoticon This is the best gift emoticon of all, our health!!!!!!



"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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Ditto... Awesome, Beth!!
I'm all about the protein. Keeps you full and keeps you from losing muscle mass when you lose weight.
emoticon That is, enough protein makes you lose only fat, not muscle. Therefore, keeps your metabolism higher vs. if you lose muscle along with fat.

Sparkling -- Great pic!! How great to connect with lifelong friends!

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Great for you, Indy!!!!
emoticon 6-30-16 "PRACTICE COMPASSION, FORGIVENESS & KINDNESS." Yogi tea. emoticon Happy last day of the month, did you keep to your goals? emoticon I did about 80% & that makes me happy! emoticon emoticon


With forever friend at reunion last weekend.

"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 morning Team! Working on increasing my protein with some protein powder that I had used for years and absolutely love. I just haven't used it in a long time. I don't know why I stopped really. Pushing my vitamins twice a day to get my energy and mood up, hoping to feel better. Seems to be working!

Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now.

Beth Donovan

Over 200 plus lbs lost with SparkPeople/ No Weight Loss Surgery or crazy diets, so have hope!

bethd101@comcast.net

To join my team, go to Team ~Indygirl www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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My DH use to do steroids, too. & Yes! His weight goes up FAST!

emoticon 6-29-16 Hi! All! I'm going through a detox from all the activities last week. emoticon Lot's of releasing. I feel ok, just need more rest! I found a photo of our sweet Lucy from 2006. She looks so regal! emoticon Rain last night, monsoons have arrived early. There was a emoticon emoticon rainbow. I viewed on the TV, this morning. AMAZING!!!! I LOVE the rain! Be healthy & happy & I will, too!



"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
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Janis- I got some whey protein isolate shake mix, since I don't eat as much meat as I used to. I'm hoping the increase in protein will help the hair. I also increased my vitamins.

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Frustrated from a 14 pound weight gain due to steroids- 3 rounds. Lost 4 of the little buggers. Tough work no matter how fast you gain, the loss is slow.

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I KNOW flax seed is good for us, but it makes me constipated! Even just a 1/4 teaspoon. Weird!

emoticon from me to you, today: 6-28-16 As it was 90 degrees at 5:30am, our dog, LUCY could not go for her walk. emoticon Just too hot for her 12 yr. old body. I thought of taking her to Petsmart, she can walk inside. emoticon Going to 108! Safety first! Even for our sweet fur baby! emoticon


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Thanks, Ski! I will try that!

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Beth - I buy Bob's Red Mill ground flax seed and use it in different ways. 2 T mixed with unsweetened applesauce is good, I add it to oatmeal or to my protein pancakes, etc. Just keep it in the refrigerator or freezer because otherwise the oils will go bad. I've even sprinkled it over salad. It's got a nutty flavor and a lot of fiber in this form. I've never used just the oil itself.

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emoticon 6-25-16 The past few days have been a whirl wind! emoticon Organizing 15 people & all the activities! WOW! Our "sister' reunion is over for me, after a birthday celebrating 1 of the B'Days. emoticon The casinos are HUGE! I forgot! Yesterday I walked almost 8 miles just going from 1 to the next & inside, too! It's been a little cooler, too! High of about 101 & low of 77. Perfect low for me! I truly hope your world is going great for you! emoticon


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SparklingMe -- Amazing desert flower! Enjoy time with your sister-girls!

Beth -- Sorry to hear about your hair woes. There can be reasons for hair loss, which I can't speak to, but it is made of protein, so for starters, getting plenty of protein would make sense. I get at least 80 grams/day and I notice my fingernails grow faster and very hard, and my hair is thicker than it used to be. (For a while I took a chemo drug for my RA so my hair was thin.)
Healthy fats making up a percentage of your diet sounds smart too. They don't have to be just oil, they can be flax seed meal, nuts, avocado too.
And you are talking to your doctor(s) about this, thyroid and ruling out other causes? Have you had an increase in stress? You haven't moved, have you? I've heard of different water causing hair loss. Be well, good luck.

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I will try getting more flax oil in. Fish oil seems to irritate my stomach. I cook with coconut oil and olive oil.

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From me to YOU: emoticon 6-22-16 "I see this day as a positive new beginning, (It's never too late to have a new beginning.)" Abraham-Hicks Well-Being cards. Today in Las Vegas it will be 111 high; & all the way down to 86! Humidity 17%. I've increased water from 10 a day to 12. Flying off to work emoticon & then the airport emoticon to pick up 1 of 15 coming in for 'Sister' reunion! emoticon WOW! emoticon Be happy & safe & I will too! emoticon Photo of desert flower on 1 of my many hikes, in this area! emoticon




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Interesting info on hair loss. I see an endocrinologist and take thyroid med (my only regular Rx) for hashimoto's. Great doc but can't stop my hair loss.

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Hi! Indy, I have my hair fall out if I don't get enough OIL! No kidding. I add a little more than is really required for my size. Olive Oil, coconut, & in avocados. It makes a HUGE difference in my hair! I also take extra Fish oil 2,000 a day most days & 3 of the hair, nails & skin, daily. I almost lost all of my hair Christmas eve. I found the perfect hair dresser for me. The cost is WAY beyond what I though I could afford , but I am eating less packaged foods & eating MUCH more salads & broccoli, etc. Roasted chickens from Costco. $4.99, saves me cooking it & cleaning it & is actually cheaper than buying it raw. I use it up in salads, taco salads, or just with 100% apple sauce on top. Hope these tips help!!!!

emoticon 6-21-16 I have 'sisters' not by birth, but my choice, coming to visit this week! 15 people total. We are going to have a blast, even though the temps are 111! They are going to 1 of my Zumba classes! emoticon Happy, healthy, summer to all of SP land! I love & appreciate you, so very much!!!!! emoticon emoticon




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I've been feeling soooo exhausted lately. I must not be getting enough vitamins and protein. Possibly the most recent vitamins I bought were not as high quality as the ALIVE vitamins that I was using. I can definitely feel a difference. My hair has also been falling out in record amounts leaving bare areas. I got some hair, skin and nail vitamins that are heavy in biotin, but also noticed my protein is down lately. Looks like I need to reall give some attention to these things!

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You guys still all look great, Sparklingme.

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emoticon 6-20-16 emoticon Another VERY busy fun, week ahead. Out of town 'sisters' coming with their families. Working as much as I can catch up with today & tomorrow.... gathering starts on Wednesday- Sunday. emoticon



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Just keep swimming!

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Me too! emoticon

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Going forward in the journey...

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emoticon 6- 12-16 Yes! Another new week to get it right for me emoticon , how about you? emoticon


Flower in Sunset, I didn't take the photo but I surly did the feeling expressed!

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I've noticed that I use the word "just" a lot. Well, I just had a bagel for breakfast. I just had soup and salad for lunch. I just... Everytime I use the word "just" without actually looking at my tracker first, I go way over. "Just" causes me to minimize the actual value of the food I ate.

So instead, I need to leave that word out and say that I had a soup and salad. I need to not eat a bagel solo and pair it up with some protein. Thinking differently will cause my actions to be different.

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Hi all! Doing a purge and rev up for a new start. I had soooo many dead accounts in my friends list that I just had to purge practically the whole thing. Some people had vacated their accounts back in 2012! After about 2 hours, I just gave up looking and started deleting people I didn't readily recognize, so if I deleted you by mistake, just Sparkmail me.

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