Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday Ten: Love Letters

10.  I think I'm going to steal Shelley's idea of not counting fruit.  Which she stole from WW, even though she doesn't use WW as her plan (neither do I).  As I sat at my desk eating cherries the other day it occurred to me that in the evenings when I get all snacky, I should just get up and get a piece of fruit.  Yes, it would mean extra calories but probably not nearly the amount I would consume in chocolate, for example.

9.  Biz is sponsoring a great giveaway.  All you have to do is enter a favorite "lightened up" recipe.   I entered a couple, including my most requested recipe, Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf.  It doesn't even have to be your original recipe.  Everyone who enters gets a chance to win one of two cookbooks and also will recieve a copy of the E-cookbook that Biz is going to compile from all the entries!

8.  I thought it was funny that Biz (see #9) and her twin sister, Jenn of Slim-Shoppin' posted about macaroni and cheese on the same day.  I guess there really is a twin thing!

7.If you missed the opportunity to enter my DVD giveaway, Lynn over at Lynn's Weigh is giving away Julianne Hough's dancing DVD.  After all my talk about not using exercise DVD's, I'm tempted to enter -LOL!

6. Both Lori and Kate had great posts last week about gym etiquette.  Those posts made me glad I gave up my gym membership when I joined Muay Thai.

5.  Chris started 2011 with a progress blog.  Are you someone who has under 50 pounds to lose?  Are you impatient to lose it?  This is the blog for you to read.  It took Chris all of 2010 to lose 40 pounds.  Think it doesn't make a difference?  Go look at her photos.  By the way, Chris started at 262 pounds and has been working on it for a couple years.  She is definitely living A Deliberate Life.

4.  Tricia wrote a post about setting herself free from the jail that was her body.  If you haven't read it, you should.  Besides, the photo of how she looks now, with those amazing collarbones, makes it worth it just to go look, even if you don't want to read!

3,  I've spoken before how much I dislike the terms "good" and "bad" when it comes to food.  Food is neither inherintly good or bad.  Lynn at Lynn's Weigh said what I've been trying to express for years in one paragraph.  Who's your boss?

2.  Remember that guy Ben Davis - the guy who ran off 120 pounds?  His video is on YouTube if you haven't seen it.  I follow his blog, Ben Does Life.  Sometimes he posts 5 times in a day.  A lot of the blog is just random stuff.  Sometimes I don't read for a day or two and then I go back and catch up.  Every once in a while he writes where he uses a little story from his own journey to get a big point across, as in this post.  It was right on time, reminding me to never, ever quit, no matter how hard it seems.

1.  Roxie over at Gravel and Rust continues to astound me with her self discovery. This post had so much goodness in it, I bookmarked it because I feel like I need to read it over and over again to properly absorb everything that is there. Perfect Parts, indeed.

13 comments:

  1. off to read roxies post I missed and echo the TRICIA LOVE as well.
    and shelleys and the fruit and well...all of it.

    Im off
    Im off

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  2. Helen, thank you for the shout-out. The amount of support and encouragement I receive from my online friends is such a wonderful gift. Have a terrific Tuesday!

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  3. Thanks for introducing me to some great new blogs. New to me anyway. :)

    Have yourself a great day.

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  4. I appreciate the info about other great blogs. I've been MIA for a while, but working my way back. I love your blog, and always read. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. Thanks for the shout outs Helen! I say if my sister doesn't respond that she won your giveaway, I should win by default being her twin sister!

    Thanks for the other links, some I haven't heard of before. Stay warm!

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  6. What a love-ly post. Get it? I crack myself up sometimes. OK, too often, really. ;) Thanks for pointing out that I am a thief. By hook or by crook, we WILL lose this weight, right? LOL. The fruit think has been helping me because for some reason, not attaching any calories to it had made me reach for an apple in the evening instead of a couple of Dove Promises. Weird, but it's working, so I'm going to go with it.

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  7. Thanks for giving me a lot of new reading material :)

    I so agree about the good and bad food. Like food has a behavior.

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  8. You have great taste in blogs! There are a couple I haven't visited but will now.

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  9. I agree with Leslie. You have great taste in blogs. I rushed over to read Tricia's right away but since she has 129 comments, she doesn't need me to say a word. I vote for chocolate covered fruit.

    I was telling my (running) sister about my new idea for the weight loss surgery diet. You eat a hunk of sour dough or french bread just before a meal. That way you can't eat anything from the meal. Cool huh?

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  10. This is very cool, when I have the time I will check them out, except for Shelley of course who's one of my favorite bloggers.

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  11. OMG, I am quickly rushing to get to my next client and I want to click on every one of your links. I'll be back later after work..wait for me....

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  12. Ooh, thanks for all the linkies! I really like this kind of a post, and have found great new blogs from others recommendations.

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  13. So did my sister ever contact you? Do I win your giveaway by default??!!

    Happy Hump Day! :D

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