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Dear Mom, Jean Nidetch died.

Had to re-blog this post.
It’s poignant. Touching. Moving. .

Losing weight...maintaining weight....life in general!

I want to call my mom. Right now. God, I miss her.   I miss her daily, but some days my kids say or do something, I see something, I cook something, I think of something…. and I just want to talk to her. Well, that’s not exactly it. I want her to talk back.

Jean Nidetch died today. She was the founder of Weight Watchers.   In a time where many moms didn’t work, here was a woman who needed help, tried every diet in the book and hid Mallomars in her laundry. She saw a need to share. She saw a need that others had to share. And from this living room of sharing, a company was built and millions of people all over the world were able to change their life for the better.

I grew up with her in my house. Not really IN my house, but my…

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Work That A** Wednesday! : High Heels Workout

Good Morning Luv-lies,

Okay, raise your hand with me, if you are too through with all of this snow!

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 This weather mayhem has gotten in the way of maintaining any normalcy to my workouts!!

Want to go to the gym, can’t get through the mounds of snow….

Finally able to wade through the snow to make it to the street, the gym closed early  * Forecast calling for several feet of new snow.  Like. Right. Now.*

Arghhhhhh!!!  Spring!  Where are you?!

I’ve exhausted the fitness workouts on my cable channels, so I went trolling on the ‘net to my ‘You-tube’ channel.

Took me a minute, but, I found this cray-zee HIGH HEEL workout!!

As if, tennis shoes aren’t challenging enough!  I’ve done it a couple of times – High Heels and all!

Hell! It can’t be that different from partying at the club… right!

You must try this.  Steel-let-toes and all!

So Luv-lies,
How’d you do? It’s like being in ‘the club’. Minus the cover.

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Tuesday {Shoes}day: Celebration Shoe Candy

Hey Luv-lies,

We’re just about a week into the New Year, have you recovered from the festivities?

I spent a quiet week in the house.  Not much of a choice with the weather and all.  Now, had I gone out to celebrate this incoming year, I would have had a heck of a time picking a shoe! 

Doesn’t everyone put together their outfit around THE SHOE?!

These are a few choices:

KH16

A little futuristic…
 A lot feminine

KH10

Bada** on steroids!

chains included…
… just add whips

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Because Pink  is Powerful!!!

Soooo Luv-lies,
Which one did you choose?
Do tell…

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2015 …. Mission Possible

It’s that ball-dropping, confetti throwing, ‘Ole Lang Syne’ singing time of the Year!!!

HAPPY 2015 Luv-Lies!!!

How’d you do with your ‘Yearly Inspirations’ for 2014?

When I go over my list of ‘high inspirations’, I didn’t do so well.

 But that’s one of the reasons that I soooo long forward to a New Year….

 See.  I see it as a fresh set of 365 days to fulfill my ‘Inspirations’!

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So this year I’m going to continue to work on those INSPIRATIONS that I still need to  fulfill with a MISSION to

Forgive Quickly

Love Truly

Keep the heartaches to a minimum

Laugh Uncontrollably

…..  AND …..

Never Regret  ANYTHING That Makes Me Smile

HAVE A WONDER-FILLED NEW YEAR!!!!

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An Unexpected Surprise & a Good Read

Good Afternoon Luv-lies,

Had a fun-filled weekend (read – ate a little off program :/ ).   Stayed mostly on, but I must admit that I strayed a little…. *just a little*  🙂  Didn’t make to my usual Weight Watchers meeting place to weigh in (that’s usually done on Sunday) because the festivities started waaaaay before the meeting time!  Needed Monday to recoup * come on!  You know how that is…. right?*

Went in today for this  weeks weigh in…. couldn’t find a reallllly good excuse reason to hold out any longer … to this VERY welcomed surprise!

 

 DOWN!!!   1.6 WHOLE POUNDS!!

Didn’t really expect that!  Although I ate a ‘little’ off program, most of my hedonistic indulges were either fat laden and/or salt ridden.  With that in mind, I approached the weigh-in with the mindset that “… I know that I gained something! …. I just hope that that ‘something’ is just a little bit…”

This kinda surprise … I like !!   This kinda surprise … I can do !!

And to think that I was seriously trying not to be accountable this week by skipping the weigh-in  *there’s something to be said about your conscious getting the better of you!*

Just think I would have missed on the ‘Scale’ Celebration, getting my first #BRAVO sticker for #WeightWatchers’  ‘ACE Your Summer Challenge’, getting the ‘#WeightWatchers’ Weekly’

Non Scale Victories!!!

Non Scale Victories!!!

….. and picking up this gem of a magazine that is always chock-filled with loads of great articles and even greater *delish* recipes!!

#WeightWatchers Summer Read

 

 

I rushed home because I knew that I had to share it with you on MY TWITTER FEED

 

and my FACEBOOK Post

My #Facebook Post

Such a nice way to begin a beautiful, sunny afternoon.
I’ll say.
What unexpected happened in your day?
… Do Tell…

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I’ve Been Benched! …*Pouf*!

Good Evening, Luv – lies

The weather here is awesome! And it’s only Spring. Since the weather is a beauty,  thought I’d take my first official ‘outside’ run.

Planned to run a 10k but the endorphins kicked in!!!   *don’t you just live that natural high thingy? !*   Ended up putting in 10 miles!!  *Woot Woot!!!* 
I was beaming. Ear. To. Ear. …. Yepppp! 🙂

Until this…

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Yepppp!   Took a Big fall!   Right at the end of the run!  OUCH!!!!!!

Doc says it’s a stress fracture.  Can you say ‘Woman Down’?  For at least a month.
..WTW?! 
There goes my Memorial Day Race
*pouf!!!* 

Aqua Aerobics here I come! !

How was your Hump Day?
Do Tell….

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Pink Ink … Ode to the {Boobs}

Good Morning Luv-lies,

I spent the better part of the past weekend in bed nursing a cold.  {It unexpectedly reared its nasty head sometime Friday evening}.  Armed with multiple boxes of brand-named tissue, and enough vapor rub, cough elixir and ginger ale to cure a small army, I conceded to the notion of being a prisoner in my boudoir.  Between the sneezing, coughing and unplanned sleep ‘events’, I managed to get in a movie or two.  Chick Flicks mostly.  Nothing like a chick flick to soothe what ales you!

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What I like most about a realllly good chick flick is the multiple themes layered throughout.  One theme that we can always count on is love.  From there, the writers might  sprinkle in a little sensitivity, resilience, family … the list is endless.   This weekend’s theme of the moment was bravery.

Long after the closing credits had rolled, as I randomly surfed the ‘net, the whole ‘bravery’ thing stayed on my mind.  I recalled people, situations and experiences in my personal life where acts of bravery were front and center.  My heart warmed at the notion of, either, knowing someone and/or personally stepping up to the “bravery plate”.

My only hope is that, the next time that I have to wear the shield of bravery, I am as brave as these women::

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Kelly Davidson of Ontario, Canada kicked Cancer’s a$$ THREE times!!!  HER INSPIRING STORY

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Inga Duncan Thornell of Seattle, Washington had a double prophylactic mastectomy.  HER INSPIRING STORY

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I was unable to find the name of this beautiful Woman Hero.  If you happen to know, please leave it in the comments.  I reallllly want to give her proper Kudos!

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She is another Beautiful Woman Her0 who I could not find her name.  Like the brave woman above, it you have any info, please leave it in the comments.

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The smile of this Beautiful Woman Hero is infectious!  Again – if you know her leave the info in the comments.  Big THX!

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(¯`v´¯) ….♥ ℒƠѵℯ ♥
`*.¸.*.♥.✿´´¯`•.¸⁀°♡
☼*¨*• ˚°❀ღ ˚°❀ღ•*❤*•.

ALL of these Beautiful Women Heroes are TRULY  TOUGH!!!

And

More than that, THEY ARE INSPIRATIONAL!!!!

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How about these Beauties?

Do Tell ….

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