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2/13/10 7:31 A

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Take good care of yourself, Carolann. You deserve it.

---Jen , Maryland

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
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2/13/10 12:25 A

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Carol,

"A gift he couldn't control"?! That is really something. He sure thinks a lot of himself. LOL I am so happy that you think more of yourself than that. You are really growing right now. Keep up the good work!! You go girl!!!

Cheryl aka G-Ma

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2/13/10 12:16 A

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Thanks everyone!
It's sad, really sad when a relationship ends but when his antics, games, lies and prowling about became the source of so much sadness & depression, it was time to go.
Most seriously when he refused to see his actions as a problem, but in his words "a gift he couldn't control."
No kidding!
Sometime, I'll blog about all of it. Right now it's nice to look forward to, instead of dreading coming home. Planning a meal that can be all vegetarian if it so suits the mood, not having to listen to lies and half truths along with simply being quiet and peaceful.



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2/12/10 11:03 A

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Carol, That has got to be like a breath of fresh air. Good for you!

Cynthia - Largo, Florida

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2/9/10 7:54 P

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Carol,

I'm sure that wasn't the easiest thing you've ever done, however, getting rid of the negative things in your life is a very positive step in the right direction. You are growing my friend and we are proud of you.

Cheryl

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2/9/10 3:24 P

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Congratulations, Carolann! That is wonderful news! I'm glad it is working for you.

Jen

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2/9/10 12:48 P

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What works for me?

Dumping my lying, cheating boyfriend, moving out of our house and creating a peaceful space of my own.

Oh, it's been a process, but I feel good!

Carol~~ Kauai, Hawaii
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~Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success....Lao Tzu



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2/9/10 11:32 A

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Mo, Isn't that amazing? I used to eat most of my meals in front of the TV and it was mindless eating. Now that we no longer do that at our house, we actually have conversations during meals.

Something else that works for me is to sit on my stability ball while I am on the computer. It works my core and makes better use of computer time.

Cynthia - Largo, Florida

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2/7/10 8:53 P

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My number one rule before everything else is don't eat in front of the TV. I never realized how closely the two were tied together for me. I'm not all that interested in eating junk unless I'm watching TV. And since I don't allow myself to eat eyes glued to the set anymore, I don't watch as much TV as I used to. There are certainly a lot of more productive ways I can spend my time!


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2/7/10 2:06 P

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Since walking isn't enough for me any more, I try to do walk 10,000 three days a week, run at least 4 miles two days a week, one long walk/run of 8 miles and rest one day a week. This is an increase of my schedule and maybe why I started losing weight again.

Cynthia - Largo, Florida

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1/21/10 8:52 A

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I am with you on that, Cynthia. One of the big helps for me is to always carry a full bottle with me when I get in the car. I am very likely to sip as I drive. emoticon

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1/20/10 10:20 P

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emoticon You go girl!

Cheryl aka G-Ma

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
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"How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." ~Trina Paulus
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1/20/10 10:16 P

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I am more inclined to drink a lot of water when I fill my bottle and carry it with me. I sometimes feel silly moving it from room to room or putting it on my desk, but it works and keeps me drinking my water.

Cynthia - Largo, Florida

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10-15-13 SW: 163.8
GW: 135

I RAISE BUTTERFLIES!

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1/19/10 11:47 P

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I'm with ya on that one Cynthia!!

Cheryl aka G-Ma

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
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1/19/10 11:44 P

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To get my workout done the first thing in the morning (even if it means getting up early) It just makes the rest of the day so much better.

Cynthia - Largo, Florida

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10-15-13 SW: 163.8
GW: 135

I RAISE BUTTERFLIES!

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1/2/10 12:01 A

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Tracking nutrition
Taking a step back and a deep breath when I get frustrated with lack of progress.
Water! Water! Water!

Carol~~ Kauai, Hawaii
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1/1/10 8:39 P

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The most important thing that has worked for me are

1. Encouraging myself...I had to learn this early in the game
2. Not going by how I feel...if I did that I would never move

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

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1/1/10 6:03 P

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Logging in every day on SP helps me to stay focused and motivated!

It's never too late to be who you might have been. ~ George Elliot


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1/1/10 5:47 P

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Exercising before work each morning works for me. Otherwise no matter how good my intentions are I won't do it after work.

Cheryl aka G-Ma

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
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"How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." ~Trina Paulus
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1/1/10 4:53 P

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Share with us what works for you. Share anything at all about what keeps you on track or helps you to lose or maintain your weight. We might each benefit from what you say. Also, if you hit a rough spot we may be able to remind you of what has worked for you in the past.

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