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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

What in the world happened to June – it just flew by without saying “Goodbye” or anything!  Before I knew it, it was July and my second month of Nutrisystem foods had arrived before I posted the results on Day 28.

Take a look back, this was me on Nutrisystem – Day 1.

Here I am on Day 39 ….

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Notice a difference, not much right?  Because I only lost 5 pounds!!!

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Now let me explain….there was this LOOONG Holiday weekend….LOTS of wine and NO workouts….

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Now I am back on the program, we will be attending a Wedding in August and I want to lose another 5 pounds.  I am  eating my Nutrisystem meals, doing a little more exercise and there’s no more long holiday weekends so I should be fine…huh, what…oh the wine….nevermind…that is all!

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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends, are you having a fun day!

Do you remember as a child spending hours outside running and playing games all day long?  Laughing, yelling, sweating and imagining, making up the rules as you went along, just plain fun.  What were some of your favorite games, I remember some of mine were:

Double Dutch

double dutch

Tag

tag

Hop Scotch

hopscotch

Yo-Yo

yo yo

Twister

twister

Red Light Green Light 1 2 3

red ligh

Jacks

jacks

Chinese Jump Rope

chinese jump rope

But my all time – #1 favorite game was “That’s My Car”…which I’m still playing today!

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This Mercedes belongs to a friend…but last week it was “my car!”

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A girl can dream can’t she?

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Now go outside and play – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wondeful weekend and that your work week got off to a good start.  Today is the first day of my weight loss program with Nutrisytem and I am extremely excited, really looking forward to not only losing pounds and inches but once again concentrating on portion control.  I am not going to bore you with daily updates on what I ate or how many pounds I did or did not lose, I just want to feature my look on Day 1 so that at the end of the month we’ll all see a noticeable difference.

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I will wear this dress again on Day 28

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Cuff – CitiTrends // Bag – Ross

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Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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EXCUSES…EXCUSES…EXCUSES….

2008 – caregiver to my grandmother

2009 – grandmother passed away

2010 – kicked a 35 year addiction to nicotine

2011 – pre-menopause

2012 – menopause

2013 – no more excuses

The time has come to get serious about this excess weight gain before it gets out of control – no more excuses!  I want to be 152 by the time I am 52 on September 20th!

FRIDAY’s FOODIE FEATURE (a day late)

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Nutrisytem is a convenient way to lose weight, it’s a program that I’ve used before to successfully lose over 20 lbs, however, didn’t keep it off with all the anxieties plaguing me at the time.  Now that I am living a somewhat stress-free lifestyle, I know I’ll be able to keep the weight off this time.  Nutrisystem teaches portion control and the importance of “good carbs”.  Keeping a daily tracker of food intake, water consumption and exercise also helps me with my weight loss goal. The Nutrisystem plan may be a little pricey but I was able to get a slight discount through my employee benefits program at work.

I had the option to chose menu items al-la-carte style but decided on the standard 28-day fare, which includes dinner items such as spinach ravioli, veggie lasagna  pizza, chicken pot pies; lunch items such as tuna salad, red beans and rice, Kung Pao Noodles, fudge bars; and breakfast items such as cinnamon streusel muffins, oatmeal, banana nut muffins, and whole wheat bagels.

These foods in combination with grocery items are designed to keep me full and satisfied long after each meal.  Snacks and desserts are also included with items like, popcorn, peppermint cookie patty, chocolate chip pudding, and almond bars.  I also ordered the protein shake mix in Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee and Strawberry which are great morning starters.

On Sunday I’ll shop for the supplemental “Smart Carbs” which take longer to digest, foods like fruit, whole wheat bread, beans, hummus and brown rice.  And “Power Fuels” like eggs, lean meat, fish, cheese, yogurt and nut butters, ie. peanut and almond butter.  So with all the variety of foods, the right portions and combinations this should put me back on the right track!

WISH ME LUCK!

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*This is not a paid endorsement nor a sponsored post for Nutrisystem – all opinions are 100% my own*

A few weeks ago I was nominated for another Very Inspiring Blogger Award by The Big Forest, a blogger from the UK whose pictures always delight me.  If in the real world we could present these types of awards to people who we’ve never met but simply enjoy what they represent I think the world would be a better place.  I am always honored and humbled to receive recognition from a fellow blogger and take great pride in nominating others.

The rules of acceptance are:

Display the award logo on your blog

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Link back to the person who nominated you

http://thebigforestuk.wordpress.com/

State 7 things about yourself

1. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio;

2. Raised in New Rochelle, NY;

3. In my next life I want to be a beach bum;

4. It takes a lot to make me angry and I can’t remember the last time I was;

5. I am 3.5 years nicotine free and being a quitter was the best decision of my life;

6. I look for the good in everyone, however, some people make it very difficult;

7. I hate to sweat, therefore, I hate to exercise, but have to in order to balance out my love of carbs

Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them

In no particular order I am nominating the following bloggers whose posts I enjoy reading:

1. http://www.coffeeandcardigans.com/

2. http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/

3. http://pslovecharli.com/

4. http://fashionforlunch.wordpress.com/

5. http://cncfashionaccessories.wordpress.com/

6. http://faddrops.wordpress.com/

7. http://www.mail4rosey.com/

8. http://sugarandswag.com/

9. http://thereversecommuter.wordpress.com/

10. http://myfashionforwardblog.wordpress.com/

11. http://lezoemusings.wordpress.com/

12. http://katherinescorner.com/

13. http://www.quitetheblog.com/

14. http://www.ohsoamelia.com/

15. http://thepleatedpoppy.com/blog/

Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements

Have a wonderful night – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

It’s a warm December day in the Delaware Valley and I hope it’s the same “in your neck of the woods” – I love Al Roker!  Saturday my girlfriend told me about her daily Zumba workout so last night I pulled up some YouTube videos and tried it.  Man oh man it was an awesome workout, I loved it and will definitely try it every night to fight off these excess lbs that have attached themselves to my body!

 Today’s outfit is almost totally thrifted, the blouse, skirt and shoes were all thrifted from Goodwill

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Reversible Two-Tone Belt – Avon // – Necklace & Earring Set – Jewelrymax.net // Watch – Joan Rivers Collection via QVC outlet

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This afternoon, I may pull out my sneakers from under my desk and go for a brisk walk.

Linking up today with Thrifters Anonymous – hop on over and meet a new blogger

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Monday…Monday…Monday…coming off a high carb, no exercise weekend and it shows!  Saturday afternoon we went to a friend’s Bar-B-Que and the food was awesome!   They had jerk chicken, fried chicken, barbecue chicken, mac and cheese, peas and rice, green beans, corn, salmon cakes, pasta salad, green salad, ribs, beer, wine, coolers and other adult beverages.  I had a few pieces of jerk chicken, peas and rice and  2 salmon cakes because our hosts are from Trinidad so you know it was authentic finger-lickin, slam yo mama good!  I thought about taking pictures but decided to only feature the 3 bottles of hot sauce, one of which was the “3 5 7 Mad Dog” and I definitely needed a shot of milk after tasting this one!

H&M Skirt – Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop // Ruffled sleeveless top – Ross // Shoes – Charlotte Russe// Bracelets, Ring, Earrings – Jewelry Box


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