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Use it or lose it!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012



Our bodies were made to be active. Think a minute about what happens just after you finish your workout. Your skin is glowing & flushed, your heart is still pumping with excitement, your brain is happy, you feel a great sense of accomplishment, you are sweaty (if you worked hard enough). Sweating is good for you -- bye bye toxins. One of the other things that I notice after strength training & I've finished stretching is that my muscles feel really, really good! I can almost hear them sighing in contentment. I'm nuts, huh? Yeah, I think so. emoticon

I don't necessarily love the exercise while I'm doing it, but I do have to say that the following is sooooooo true!!



I like that my body doesn't "creak & groan" anymore when I get up in the morning. I like that I'm not limping down the stairs to the kitchen to make my coffee. That's how I used to be before I started exercising.

I'm convinced -- Use it or Lose it!!

Let's get moving!!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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2BDYNAMIC 12/24/2012 11:06PM

    emoticon Right on!! ............. Every word is true! emoticon

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BRIDGIRL 12/23/2012 3:02AM

    You are right

xx

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NANCYRUBIO 12/19/2012 11:41PM

    Excellent....

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KALANTHA 12/19/2012 9:50PM

    You are sooooooo right!

Thanks for the uplifting blog!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 12/19/2012 9:36PM

    I think I'm like an old car.... fix one squeak and another one starts up! But I love your positive attitude and I love that you share your energy with us all!
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KARENLEIGH32 12/19/2012 4:54PM

    There is so much truth to this, I was barely able to walk up the steps to my apt. without huffing & puffing. With nothing in my hands, just me & my fat! Now I can go up with a bag of groceries, twice!

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SAINTBETH 12/19/2012 10:16AM

    good pep talk

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GIRLINMOTION 12/19/2012 9:52AM

    Right on!

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/19/2012 9:24AM

    I love this post. I also love the feeling I have after a good sweaty workout too. Hope you have a great Wednesday.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/19/2012 9:07AM

    Woo Hoo! Great blog and oh so very true!

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OTEN36 12/19/2012 7:33AM

    yeah,
I just got off the treadmill. 4 miles done and it's only 6:30 a.m.
I'm heading to water aerobics early so I get an hour and a half in there by 11 a.m.
It's the water aerobics Christmas Luncheon afterwards.
Small portions for me and lots of water.


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TDEMAIO2 12/19/2012 6:07AM

    emoticon you are right : ) I call my exercise time "cheap therapy" I always feel GREAT with a clear head emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 12/19/2012 5:57AM

  Yes, exercise can improve us in all areas!

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LEVELPATHS 12/19/2012 5:32AM

    Thanks for the encouragement! :-)

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COCK-ROBIN 12/19/2012 4:45AM

    Very good! Thank you.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/19/2012 4:45AM

    Very good! Thank you.

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Get your Sparkle on!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012



Feeling a little dull lately? Have the holiday doldrums? Feeling stressed?

Get your Sparkle on!! emoticon Put on your natural bling!! What am I talking about? I'll give you a hint -- it costs nothing to put on & you can share it with others. Have you figured it out?

Here's another hint:



How about this one?



One last hint:



Did you get it? Tee hee!!

When I am in a funky mood, I MAKE myself smile. Reverse psychology!! It works every time.



Today's challenge: Get your Sparkle on!! Let me see it!! Flash me those pearly whites!!



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon



  
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BRIDGIRL 12/23/2012 3:04AM

    A great smile making post

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NANCYRUBIO 12/18/2012 11:48PM

    I wish the world could have heard my quiet laugh~

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KARENLEIGH32 12/18/2012 8:06PM

    That was advise we could all stand to use from time to time! emoticon

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OTEN36 12/18/2012 4:51PM

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very special

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DARE2LIVE2011 12/18/2012 2:05PM

    This one made me giggle, thanks for posting! LOVED IT! emoticon

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PAANDRUS 12/18/2012 8:50AM

    Made ME smile!! Thanks!!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/18/2012 8:37AM

    That was awesome! and the cat at the end made me giggle!

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/18/2012 7:53AM

    Wish you could see the smile I have. Thank you.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/18/2012 5:34AM

    Now that made me smile!

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The fight to be yourself.

Monday, December 17, 2012



There are a lot of things in this world that are copies of something else. Don't let yourself be one of them.

At work, at home, at school or where ever you may be, society wants us to be little carbon copies of an ideal. My Grandma used to say: "If God made us all the same, this world would be a very boring place."



If you try to be someone you are not, I can assure you -- you will fail.

Today, fight to be yourself. You are the only one who can do that. Be the best you that you can be.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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NANCYRUBIO 12/17/2012 11:56PM

    Yes, Yes, yEs! To thy own self be true!

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MICHELLE_391 12/17/2012 9:30PM

    Well said. This is very hard to do, but I've spent the last 10 months learning this lesson, day by day. It feels good!

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SAINTBETH 12/17/2012 11:22AM

    Good advice.

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LEVELPATHS 12/17/2012 9:50AM

    So true. But not always easy!

However.....

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GIRLINMOTION 12/17/2012 9:46AM

    I say the same thing your Grandma says (really).

I am going through a struggle at work over an issue like this. Can't be something that you are not. Life is good like it is for me.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/17/2012 9:37AM

    Absolutely AWESOME!! Thanks you for sharing this. I've always KNOW it but I needed to be reminded. emoticon

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/17/2012 9:35AM

    Such words to live by. It's sad how society says we should be a certain way. Too many young girls try to live up to that image and end up harming themselves in the process.
Thank you for reminding me that it's okay to strive to be who I want.
Hope you have a wonderful week.

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PAANDRUS 12/17/2012 8:51AM

    So very very true!!

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JACKIE542 12/17/2012 8:38AM

    Loved this blog, thank you. emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 12/17/2012 6:27AM

    You have posted such an important message. If our young could only understand this, life would be so much easier. Instead they buy into outer influences. Life then becomes so hard for them to conquer.

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CLWALDRO 12/17/2012 5:25AM

    This is so true and we need to fight to be the person God wants us to be as well. Sometimes what God wants and what we think is best conflict but if we always chose God we will fine the real me.
Have a blessed day and week on the journey to better health

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111BUTTERFLY111 12/17/2012 5:03AM

    Great blog! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 12/17/2012 4:47AM

    Very good. Thanks for being the you that only you can be!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/17/2012 4:47AM

    Very good. Thanks for being the you that only you can be!

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Recreating myself & progress.

Sunday, December 16, 2012



One of my team tasks today is to write a blog on my progress.

To date, I have lost 18 pounds & 14 inches (since June 8, 2012). Progress has been slow, but that's ok. Slow is still progress. They say if you do it slowly, you're more likely to keep it off & that's fine with me!! Once I lose it, I don't want it back!!

This journey has not been easy -- there are some hard days -- but it hasn't been super hard either.



There are days I just don't feel like doing it, but I decided to do this because I don't ever want the cancer to come back. That is a huge motivator for me.



I am exercising more & eating healthier foods.



More important than the weight & inch loss is the way that I feel. Wow! I feel strong!! I have some girl muscles in there!!

It'll be awhile before I find my "undercover 6-pack" but that's ok. I'll get there eventually.

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I have more energy & feel more alert. Exercise is such an amazing mood-booster.



Best of all, my dear sweet hubby tells me he's proud of me. That's the best non-scale victory EVER!!

Who is with me?

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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CM_GARDNER78 12/23/2012 12:30AM

    Way to go!!! Keep it up - you can do this, and we're here cheering you on!!!!!! WOO HOO!

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PEACEHOPE1 12/22/2012 4:18PM

    You're doing great - keep it up!

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FIRECOM 12/21/2012 11:05AM

    I'm all in with you. Great blog with an even greater message.

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PCASEY7 12/18/2012 11:56PM

    Great blog, thanks!

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PENOWOK 12/18/2012 9:21AM

    Love the cartoon and your attitude!! I am sorry for the challenges you have had and I know you are on the best track ever now!!

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ROCKYCPA 12/18/2012 1:44AM

    Good for you - keep up the good work!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 12/18/2012 12:02AM

    Hooray!! Congrats on all your victories, scale and non-scale! :) And YES, exercise is a great mood-booster! I used to have real anxiety problems. I mean, I still do, but I used to have trouble falling asleep because my heart would be pounding and I would just feel so nervous....not any more. Any anxiety I have is about specific things (finding a new job, etc.) - I don't struggle with falling asleep or just generally feeling anxious for no good reason during the day any more. I LOVE it! I'm glad you're enjoying the mood benefits too. :)

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JIBBIE49 12/17/2012 11:10PM

    What an honor to have your blog featured in the Spark Mail. You're an inspiration to so many others today. emoticon

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    I'm with you!!! emoticon emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 12/17/2012 4:47PM

  Good for you - you are succeeding in a big way, even if it is a slow way!

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PATRICIAANN46 12/17/2012 1:23PM

  Great Blog!!! Great job done all the way around.........and a wonderful NSV!!! emoticon

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MOMMY445 12/17/2012 12:10PM

    what great pictures! have a fabulous day!

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  You are doing excellent! I know you have accomplished a good amount, and I believe with that attitude, plenty more. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 12/17/2012 11:43AM

    NSV's from your sweetheart are the best, I agree. You're doing it right, looking at this as a lifestyle change, one choice at a time, and not a temporary project.

You're doing great, keep going!

Karen

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JOANNHUNT 12/17/2012 10:46AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon My man keeps telling me he loves me just the way I am and I don't need to loose any weight. This upsets me and I tell him that's nice but I am not doing this for you. I have to do this for me to feel healthy and better about myself. He just doesn't get it. I know he loves me. emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEMT 12/17/2012 10:42AM

    You are right! Slow progress is still progress. It took me 3 years sometimes an ounce at a time but it is so worth it. You are right again! What a wonderful non scale victory! A man that appreciates your efforts! Yea You!!!

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    Really great blog! emoticon

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FARIS71 12/17/2012 9:52AM

    Love the 6 pack! I agree that exercise is cheaper than therapy. And that make one healthy decision, then make another is truly the way to go. Thank you for posting!!

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DJSHIP46 12/17/2012 9:09AM

    Continued best wishes on your journey!

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    Good blog.

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  good blog

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MIMIDOT 12/17/2012 8:51AM

    Its great you have your husband to cheer you on. It makes it so much nicer. You're doing great! Keep up the good work.

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LYNNWILK2 12/17/2012 8:38AM

    Thank you for the great motivation ... I have been slacking off on the intensity and with your blog I am inspired to kick it up a notch or two today, and work a big harder this week going into the holiday and the times the gym will be closed.

I like my girl muscles too :)

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CLAIREINPARIS 12/17/2012 8:14AM

    Many thanks for a great, inspiring blog, and congratulations for all the progress you have made! 18 lbs is awesome!

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DIANNEMT 12/17/2012 7:28AM

    I also have muscles--you can SEE some abs!! And I have shoulder muscles!! It is good!!

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JANEMARIE77 12/17/2012 7:11AM

    with you!!! slow is great took me 3 years to lose forty has taken me 6 plus months to lose 4 has taken me 4 months is lose 0 but I've gain 0 also to me that is progress
keep up the great work

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BECKYANNE1 12/17/2012 6:43AM

    You're doing an awesome job!

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CAMAEL100 12/17/2012 5:59AM

    Fantastic progress! 14 inches is a lot! Well done

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TRYINGHARD54 12/17/2012 5:32AM

    bless you... loved the six pack picture...lol

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SANDYCRANE 12/17/2012 5:05AM

    I am so proud of you. You take care and have a great day.

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NCSUE0514 12/17/2012 4:43AM

    Neat!

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SUNNYLIFE72 12/17/2012 4:29AM

  It's wonderful that hubby supports you and praises you! Congratulations!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/16/2012 11:47PM

    Enjoyed your blog which demonstrates some true non scale victories in your life. Acknowledging these victories helps us be motivated on the journey because we realize it's so much more than the number on the scale. Good for you.

Have a good week as you continue to create yourself.

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MICHELLE_391 12/16/2012 10:03PM

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Congratulations to you and your successes! The best part is how you feel... but looking fantastic, well, that's just awesome.

WOOHOOO!

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Hugs all around!

Saturday, December 15, 2012



I don't even know what so say in the wake of the shootings at the elementary school in Connecticut yesterday. This is a very, very sad time for America. They were just babies.

All I can do is pray for the families, so that's what I'm going to do.

In the meantime, as most of you have probably noticed, I am a hugger. emoticon

So, hugs all around!!!







Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon



  
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HZGLORY 12/16/2012 1:05AM

    Nillapepsi,

I am glad you are a hugger, thank you for the hugs on my blog.
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THEWORSTWITCH 12/16/2012 12:15AM

    Same to you.

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HELEN_BRU 12/15/2012 9:42PM

    emoticon back at you. Thanks for leaving the hugs on my page!

Helen

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KARENLEIGH32 12/15/2012 1:42PM

    I add my prayers to yours!

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MOWINELADY 12/15/2012 12:17PM

    I agree we all need to hug everyone we love every day. Life is so unpredictable and we need to love and enjoy our love ones all the time. While my kids are grown, I have a preschool granddaughter and nephews and nieces that are school age and it is just so hard to image the grief that the parents are going through. I also have a cousin that is a teacher and a 2 cousin that is in grade school.

Thanks for the reminders to hug all the time.

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GIRLINMOTION 12/15/2012 10:11AM

    HUGS

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COCK-ROBIN 12/15/2012 9:51AM

    Yes, hugs and prayers to all affected by this tragedy.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/15/2012 9:51AM

    Yes, hugs and prayers to all affected by this tragedy.

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NCSUE0514 12/15/2012 8:57AM

    May God bless each and every person affected by this tragedy. I can't even imagine the pain.

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TDEMAIO2 12/15/2012 8:41AM

    emoticon and prayers for all

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RIDLEYRIDER 12/15/2012 8:07AM

  Hugs back to you and all those affected........so very sad.

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