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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I am loving this Plexus Slim! After 3 months on my weight loss plan and a 29 lb weight loss, things began to stall. Many of my nurse friends had great success using Plexus Slim so I thought why not? I'll give it a go (especially since there was the money back guarantee...I am cheap!).

I haven't noticed a lot of pounds coming off BUT the difference in inches already is quite impressive! The photo below was taken for my June win as the biggest loser at TOPS but the photo was taken in July after I started Plexus Slim!!! I only had an 8 lbs loss as the biggest loser but the inches tell a whole different story!

WOOHOO! I am loving it. I also have increased energy, sleeping better, and just feeling GOOD! I am sticking with Plexus Slim!

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HICKORYRN 10/13/2013 5:45PM

    Update: Now wearing size 12's. Down 3 sizes since July 1 and feeling great!!!

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ROCKYCPA 7/16/2013 9:34PM

    Good for you - keep pushing!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I've been reading quite a few blogs about streaking and the value in it! The word itself brings a chuckle to my mind....being an older adult I was present during the generation who actually did streak as in the definition:

to make a sudden dash in public while naked, especially as a prank.

Many of you probably recall the song Ray Charles did called "The Streak"

I actually owned a necklace very similar to this one:

While there was probably very little value in the old school type of streaking...I do find it funny that if I partake of the Spark People type Streaking I may end up with a body I would not be ashamed to streak in the old school manner! LOL

Happy streaking fellow Spark Friends!!!

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ELISADENK 6/26/2013 11:20PM

    Wonderful Blog! LOVE the necklace.
I remember those times when people 'streaked'. Oh the rumors, the scandal, the hilarious reactions!
Think I'm glad that 'fashion' is over.

Think I like SP Streaking much better! LOL

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 6/19/2013 9:33PM

    Only time I streaked was as a baby.

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HICKORYRN 6/19/2013 3:03PM

    Hilarious yet strangely sad!! emoticon

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PICKIE98 6/19/2013 2:56PM

    In high school, a couple guys streaked the football field ON HOMECOMING NIGHT!
Pretty sad, but almost nobody noticed them!!LOL! It is cold here at that time of year, so goosebump skin in 40 degree weather stands out,, unless you are a puny geeky high school kid..

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Self Control & My Mouth - Part II

Monday, June 10, 2013

The bottom line is this. Eventually, over the course of my life I came to realize that pleasing God was more important to me than pleasing myself!

I read over and over in the Scriptures how the tongue is evil and we must have control over our mouth and tongue.

Psalm 141:3 ESV: Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

Proverbs 21:23 ESVL: Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Psalm 34:13 ESV: Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

Psalm 141:3 ESV: Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

One day it all clicked! It was an ah-ha moment. It was a humbling moment.
I didn't have control over what went out of my mouth at all but then...how could I when I couldn't even control what I put in it!!!

On that day, I began taking great care with what I put in my mouth in the hopes to gain control over what comes out of it! I have lost 22 lbs since then but even better I have found that the words that come out are much sweeter and affirming to others.

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HICKORYRN 6/11/2013 8:04AM

    I LOVE TOPS! I can't wait to become a KOPS member. Thanks for posting! emoticon

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MAYBER 6/10/2013 8:47PM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts
Learned today at our TOPS chapter that the tongue is the strongest muscle in our body
One day at a time

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Self Control and my mouth - Part I

Monday, May 13, 2013

I have to say that I've always had problems with self control and my mouth...especially as it pertains to what comes OUT of it! I did get it honestly (although that's no excuse). I came from a background of strong women who always knew best...especially if it involved a MAN. Women who stood up for what they wanted, what they believed in, and in what they felt 'entitled' to... women who knew their way was the right way and didn't mind saying so, albeit at times harshly and critically. This trait has caused me great problems and times of woe.

As the years of my life went by, I continued in my critical thinking of men and their ways. At some point, I unofficially joined the Man Haters Club...thinking only I had the answers and that only I could do things the right way. I had failed relationships and failed marriages. Throughout my life, there were many times I didn't care how I sounded. There were many times I felt justified in my behavior. But there were also times I felt ashamed and embarrassed and sad. I felt out of control. During those times, I prayed for the Lord to help me change...to help me control my mouth. It seemed my prayers went unanswered. Of course, I was still focusing on ME.

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Before & After (17 pounds)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's amazing how much better I feel after only a few weeks on my plan! I've lost 17 pounds so far and wonders of wonders I am still motivated to stay on track.

I have discovered though that the more I worry about it (the plan), the less I lose and the less I worry about it (but make healthy choices) the better I do. That is encouraging to me in knowing that I can truly make this a lifestyle change!

I'm letting the worry go and just going to focus on living healthy!!!

Best to everyone!

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EDENFELL 5/8/2013 9:15PM

    WTG..I agree, i find that the more relaxed I am about it, the better I do. emoticon

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HICKORYRN 5/1/2013 4:08PM

    Thanks everyone!!! emoticon

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FITWITHIN 4/28/2013 8:39PM

    emoticon Keep up the great job!

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CHIHUAHUAMOM2 4/28/2013 6:05PM

  You're an inspiration! You look great!!

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ROBBIEY 4/28/2013 6:05PM

  Way to go. I have lost 17 lbs since July 2012. That is a lot for me and I feel great. Congrats!!!

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SANDICANE 4/28/2013 5:56PM

    What eating plan are you using???? You've done extremely well!!


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