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I strive every single day to live a healthy life!

I feel like I'm the luckiest person in the world.
I try to live every day in gratitude
for my life as it is TODAY,
right now,
in this very moment.
I'm retired at 61 and still paying my bills (barely).
I've been married forever (45 years!)
to the man of my dreams (most days),
my high school sweetheart.
My 3 children are all grown,
as happy and as healthy as I could make them.
I finally became a grammy in 2009!
Now we have ...
I feel like I'm the luckiest person in the world.
I try to live every day in gratitude
for my life as it is TODAY,
right now,
in this very moment.
I'm retired at 61 and still paying my bills (barely).
I've been married forever (45 years!)
to the man of my dreams (most days),
my high school sweetheart.
My 3 children are all grown,
as happy and as healthy as I could make them.
I finally became a grammy in 2009!
Now we have two little darlins
(another one on the way!).
I have a beautiful second home/
www.jasminevilla.com
I LOVE to exercise and meditate.
I also love to eat and drink!
Time to get rid of these extra 50 pounds that have crept up on me in the last 20 -30 years of living the good life.
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Progress Report (if I don't put it here, I'll lose track of it):
1/11/09 just lurking*** -2
1/18 started tracking ***-4
1/25 -0***lost 6 in Jan.
2/22 +1***lost 2 in Feb
3/29 -1***lost 4 in March, 12 lbs down!
4/25 -1***lost 3 in April, 14 lbs down!
5/16 -0 (after 2 weeks of increased calories)
***5/18 -1 !!!***
***5/19 -1 !!!***
5/31 -0 down 3lbs for May, 18 altogether
***6/1-20 on vacation @JasmineVilla
6/21 ***+2 (but SO worth it!)
6/27 ***-2 (easy come, easy go)
6/28 **-1
7/31 ***-0 (- the usual 3/month) -22
8/2 ***-2
8/9 ***+2 :(
8/15 *** -2 I must get off this roller coaster.
8/23 ***-1 (down 3 for Aug- 25 altogether!!!)
8/29 ***suspiciously silent
9/5 ***+2 -2 in a week
9/7 ***-2
9/12 *** -0
9/19 ***-0
9/26***+2 -2 again
hmmmmmmmmmmm.......
I ended up down 2 for Sept- up 3 for Oct-
recommitting for November.
November- who the heck knows?
December- ditto!
Jan -March/10- same!
April- yahoo!!! increased calories- down 2 pounds!
update- it's Oct-2010- on a one year plateau but not giving up- never, ever, ever. Every month I try something new.

ANOTHER NEW update- after maintaining 168 for SO long,
my weight crept up 1-2 lbs a month since I developed hip bursitis and I am now (June 2011)
hovering around 180.
9/1/2012 update- STILL hovering around 180...
9/1/2013 ....still 181...
Will I give up?
NEVER!
AGAIN...12/2014 ...182-4 most days
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Member Since: 1/11/2009

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My Goals:
*Eating and drinking just a bit less.

*I will lose at least one pound per week when my body is good and ready.

*I am still working on being AF (alcohol free).

My Program:
* I log every single thing that goes into my mouth without fail- the good, the bad and the ugly!

* I exercise at least 60 minutes 5 a week ~ cardio and ST and stretching.

* I try to nurture my body and soul every day.

Personal Information:
My name is elizabeth.
I live in a small town by the sea in the smallest state- Rhode Island.

I LOVE:
my grandbabies- Lucy and William and Baby Pearl!
working out,
yoga,
Zumba,
my ipod touch, mythoughtcoach.com.
any beach anywhere,
and meditating.

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Member Comments:
BESSHAILE
3/8/2015 11:10:51 AM

emoticon Thanks for the bloglove on my post "Occasional? Treat? Enough? What does it all mean?" Glad it made sense to you. And how kind of Watermelon to highlight me. Off to give her a hug!



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WATERMELLEN
3/7/2015 5:40:06 PM

Oh my goodness they ARE Silhouette and I never knew till I checked just now. They are lovely anyhow: worth it to me (and I am THE frugalista even though not retired).



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IAMBIZI
3/7/2015 1:45:23 PM

Thank you for your nice words to me. I only encourage you to take better care of yourself. IT is a toxin, our bodies have no use for it.
(((((HUGS)))))
bizi



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_UMAMI_
3/5/2015 10:14:14 PM

Thank you for the *thoughtful* tips!
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I'm going to try to incorporate some of them. Can't hurt to have a few moments of peace during the day.

*when I've reached a meditative state before I would often imagine something akin to the inner part of a ring (or bagel!)....emptiness, centered. So that's not a halo, it's my mind going into that inner ring!



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HIPPICHICK1
3/4/2015 2:40:59 PM

Part 1
TTIP - How We're Lied To About Food: Russell Brand The Trews (E179)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdp6IAed
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Part 2
How You're Paying Twice For Your Big Mac: Russell Brand The Trews (E180)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbOb0kpY
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For some reason the links are not working, so I removed them from my blog. You can copy and paste the URL into your browser and then you can watch them.



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