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Title: GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
Post by: DoreenBar on July 28, 2010, 11:12:55 AM
I hope you all have a wonderful day...And remember nothing taste as good as a smaller size feels...Good Luck!
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Post by: SouthCarolinaLady on July 28, 2010, 03:08:10 PM
Good Afternoon DoreenBar!  I heard a similar saying:  Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!  Won't it be wonderful to start the New Year 2011 already smaller then having to make another new year's resolution to jump on a diet and be "thin" by spring!!!  Have a great day!   :D

SouthCarolinaLady (Susie)
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Post by: umpa on July 28, 2010, 07:02:49 PM
I gotta tell ya ladies my favorite moment was throwing away my "when i get skinny jeans" cause they were too big!!!!  ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on July 29, 2010, 08:28:59 AM
Love That Ladies...I dont have skinny Jeans but I have had clothes I couldn't wear to small now I can't wear cause their not in the house anymore...Alllllll big clothes went in a box for the people who dont have...I will Never need them again! Dont keep fat clothes!;D

I would do my most fretting and promising myself in bed every night to "Start a diet tomorrow" and of all I ate that I shouldnt have...Havent done any of that since January...Great going to bed knowing I havent gained weight or need to start a diet tomorrow...

Title: Re: GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
Post by: DoreenBar on July 29, 2010, 08:31:08 AM
Opppsie..Sent Message To Soon...
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Post by: umpa on July 29, 2010, 10:50:05 AM
Great advice to give away fat clothes Doreen! ;)
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Post by: SouthCarolinaLady on July 29, 2010, 01:59:27 PM
Hey DoreenBar, If the clothes don't fit (hopefully too big) or if you haven't worn it in one year -- say goodbye to them!!!  Enjoy shopping and treating yourself to something new and in style!  Have a great day!  I don't have "skinny" jeans either -- yet !!!   :D

SouthCarolinaLady  (Susie)
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Post by: DoreenBar on July 30, 2010, 07:51:42 AM
Yep Susie..All Big!..Even the smaller clothes I bought are big..But OH What A Feeling! :D
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Post by: beebs on July 30, 2010, 09:44:29 AM
I bought my first pair of skinnies last month. I love em so I bought a second pair lol!
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Post by: SouthCarolinaLady on July 30, 2010, 10:41:01 AM
Hey DoreenBar, I'm soooooo happy for you!  It really is fun to shop for smaller clothes!  An even greater reward will be starting a new year with a slimmer body instead of " feeling down" because our weight is "way up"!  Take care!

Susie
Title: Re: GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
Post by: DoreenBar on July 31, 2010, 08:25:00 AM
Have a wonderful, positive weekend everyone...
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Post by: Cathy on July 31, 2010, 11:02:52 AM
I loved it when I had to throw two pairs or jeans out.  I made me feel wonderful.  And getting into some clothes that have been hanging around for awhile.  But that feeling went away for a while when I saw myself in some birthday pics.  So far to go still.  So, I went shopping.  Feeling better now, sizes were smaller.  : )  I didn't like to shop but I think I'm finding a new passion. 
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on July 31, 2010, 02:17:01 PM
Don't you worry Cathy, just stay the course...I am very proud of your current success and you should be too. I know it seems like it may take forever for the rest of the weight to come off but it won't....keep chipping away!
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 01, 2010, 07:13:30 AM
Ohhh Cathy..This time we're going allll the way! ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 02, 2010, 02:22:05 PM
A little late for a good morning so here comes a real big GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE!...
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 03, 2010, 07:21:26 AM
Good Mornin sunshine!
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 03, 2010, 08:44:25 AM
Hopefully sunshines a little today..Yesterday looked like rain all day but not a drop...So dry here in Pa..Thank goodness the temps have only been in the 80's and so less humid...

Have a wonderful, successful day at all you do everyone...
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 04, 2010, 05:18:47 AM
Good Morning and Have a Wonderful Day!
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 04, 2010, 01:06:34 PM
Umpa and I are in Branson MO picking up our grandson Everest, he'll be hanging out with us for the next month! He's a little over a year old and this is his and our summer vacation together!....very exciting  ;D
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Post by: Joanne on August 04, 2010, 01:17:52 PM
Adorable!
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 04, 2010, 03:44:18 PM
Awwwww what a dollbaby..Have a wonderful vaca together... ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 05, 2010, 08:42:33 AM
Good Morning Everyone..Have a great day!
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Post by: umpa on August 07, 2010, 02:50:58 PM
Good Day Doreen! :)
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 07, 2010, 05:42:59 PM
Hello Umpa... :D
Hope everyone is well...
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Post by: paulachappell on August 07, 2010, 05:49:29 PM
Doug and Umpa, enjoy every moment with that precious baby boy.  They grow up so fast.  I just got to spend 2 days with 2 of my grandsons who are now 16 and 14 and it seems like just yesterday they were adorable little dolls like that.  How nice for the parents that you are spoiling him for them for a while. ;)
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 07, 2010, 07:37:59 PM
Our grandson Everest LOVES FTS popsicles  ;D
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Post by: katary on August 07, 2010, 07:39:31 PM
lol.....whats not to love?? ;D
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Post by: Cyndi on August 07, 2010, 07:42:59 PM
Precious curly top baby fts popcycle lover!! Lord bless this precious punkin grandchild!! He has the best grandparents in the world looking after him! \:D/
Title: Re: GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
Post by: paulachappell on August 08, 2010, 05:15:05 AM
I have some Diet Sunkist.  I have to try making some popsicles with it.  Sometimes I buy the plastic bottles at work and stick it in the freezer till it gets slushy and it is so GOOD!  I better mention that I loosen the cap before I put it in the freezer.
Title: Re: GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
Post by: DoreenBar on August 08, 2010, 06:58:42 AM
Good Morning Everyone!..3rd day working with a pulled thigh muscle and its just not able to get better because I have a job where Im on my feet 8 hours...Yesterday only worked 6 hours but its still sooooo sore...1 more day after today and then maybe I can rest it to feel better...OUCH!...Hope your all well and on track....I need to start keeping track again...Need to see if Im being true to me or just think Im below 20 carbs..Have been up and down to much and I dont eat sugar at all!..

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Post by: umpa on August 08, 2010, 08:57:47 AM
doreen when doug pulls a muscle I rub it out with arnica oil.When you rub it it heats up.And it smells lots better than bengay.Maybe some naprosen? :)
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 08, 2010, 03:08:53 PM
Thanks Gurlfriend...I'll try anything,...Went to work yesterday smelling 100 years old Im sure..I had icey hot patchs up my whole thigh...lol...They did let me leave early today and I have someone working my hours tomorrow...I need time to heal ya know...
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 09, 2010, 09:57:19 AM
Good Monday Morn to all us soldiers marching to wonderful health and a goal!...
Title: Re: GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
Post by: umpa on August 09, 2010, 07:15:09 PM
You know epsom salts and a hot tub work wonders too my friend! And a long hot bath is good for the soul! :)
Title: Re: GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
Post by: DoreenBar on August 10, 2010, 02:11:57 PM
Thanks Umpa...Its feeling alot better today...This was a no win way to make it feel better..Being on it hurt and staying off of it made it so stiff and hurt even worse to get back on...I finally got to have the day off yesterday tho and did the ice & heat and I believe that did it for me...I was even able to do a few errands this morning...Gonna do a little ice & heat tho in a few again...

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day... :)
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 10, 2010, 03:17:45 PM
Hope you get to feeling better soon my friend  8)
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 11, 2010, 08:20:23 AM
Thanks Doug lots better today..Just enuff is there to remind me not to over do it!...lol....

Hope you all have a wonderful.."Over the HUMP DAY!"
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 12, 2010, 07:56:46 AM
Good Morning Everyone..A wee bit dark and gloomy this morning...Dont quite know what direction where going in as far as sun coming out goes...Hope you all have a wonderful, positive day!
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 12, 2010, 08:51:09 AM
Today you should start a regiment of gentle stretching and build on it each and every day forthcoming.
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Post by: umpa on August 12, 2010, 09:01:12 AM
Good Morning sunshine! 8)
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Post by: paulachappell on August 13, 2010, 06:47:13 AM
Thanks for the cheery good morning greetings and rightbackatcha! Glad you are doing better :)
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 13, 2010, 07:08:03 AM
Your welcome and Thanks..100% thank goodness!

Happy Friday Everyone!
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Post by: umpa on August 13, 2010, 10:06:22 AM
Have a great weekend dearest doreen! ;D
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Post by: SouthCarolinaLady on August 13, 2010, 12:14:34 PM
Doreen -- hope this note finds you much better and maybe even 100% well!

Umpa -- what a precious grandson!  I know you and  Doug thoroughly adore and love him to pieces!  God has blessed us with 2 grandsons (Carter-14 months and Jackson-4 1/2 years old) who we are watching this weekend for the parents to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary! 

I want to give FTS the credit for losing weight this weekend -- but if the truth was known -- the grandsons will probably "run and play" the weight off for me! :D
Take care everyone and have a great weekend!

SouthCarolinaLady (Susie)
Title: Re: GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
Post by: DoreenBar on August 13, 2010, 06:50:09 PM
You too Umpa..(((HUGS)))

Thank You So Much Susie..It is all better thank goodness..That was the worst!!! :-[...Have a wonderful weekend with your grandchildren...

Hope you all have a wonderful beginning to your weekend... ;D
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 13, 2010, 06:55:13 PM
hum....grandsons on the grill...that's a thought  ::)
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 14, 2010, 07:16:21 AM
lolol..LITTERLY?!!!!...Hope not  ::)

Have a Wonderful, Happy With Yourself Kind'a Day Everyone..
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 17, 2010, 08:10:52 AM
Good Tuesday Morning....Finally a day off...Gonna go pick up my 4 year old Granddaughter, Paige today but Gammom still has lots of errands to do ...She dont mind...However I Do!...lol...Hope everyone is staying True To Yourself and enjoying the benefits of it...Yesterday I went into FashionBug and 12s were too big and 10s just a bit snug soooooo it was good, not really liking to much and just decided to wait a few more pounds before buying.....Compulsively right?!...lol.....This gurl use to wear clothes in the 20s...huh uh...See it works...I have lost 55 pounds as of today and that equals about 2 pounds a week..Which isnt really how it went but see how it balances out?...I went to a site today where I kept track of my weight and logged it in and I was amazed at the chart...That little line on there just plummets DOWN!!!...Loving It...
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Post by: gonnagetthere on August 17, 2010, 08:13:53 AM
Good morning to you & congrats on your weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) I hope to be there one day .
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Post by: umpa on August 17, 2010, 11:27:28 AM
Conrats doreen!!! You go girl!!! I would have bought the tens! :D :D :D Have a great time with the grandbaby! How about posting a pic???
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 19, 2010, 09:01:48 AM
Good Morning and Thanks Chickies....Today Im off and out with my BFF,,,Its a beautiful, sunny day here in Pa. and dont want to miss any of whats left of our summer..Its been an extremely hot summer with sooo many heatwaves for days that our lawns are burnt and hard to keep up with the watering of the plants so their not all doing so well either...Last night went to a Bruce Springsteen Tribute...Outdoor, free concert....OMG this band and singer sounded like the real thing..It was a wonderful rock n rolling time for sure..Sprinkled on us off an on but didnt stop the fun..Well here is hoping you all have a wonderful day....Keep up the positive thoughts and psssttttt take a break from thinking about food...Sometimes we just need to do simple for a day...Just my 2 cents...lol....See you all on the boards...

Umpa here is my Paige..She will be 5 next month....
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Post by: katary on August 19, 2010, 09:08:23 AM
ahhhh doreen...i love the BOSS.... my ipod is loaded with springsteen tunes 8) his stuff really motivates me!!!!!! did ya happen to check out the "workin on a dream" video in the "forum members videos" section?
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Post by: umpa on August 20, 2010, 09:27:23 AM
have a great time Doreen!!!HUGZ
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 21, 2010, 04:00:11 PM
Katary no I havent but I will drop by to see it...Thanks...

Good Afternoon everyone...My new work hours have changed my meal times...My new hours are 6am-2:30 or 3pm and Im not about to eat dinner then..My lunch is at 10am...Yea I know :-\!!!!..Well I havent added snacks since Jan except my after dinner one...I guess I will be starting to add another at 3pm...Well, we will see how this works....
Hope your all having a wonderful Saturday...

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Post by: umpa on August 22, 2010, 09:10:14 AM
 Have a happy sunday Doreen! 8)
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 22, 2010, 09:15:39 AM
Listen to your body and lets see what it tells you...this will be interesting.
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 22, 2010, 09:53:42 AM
Thanks Gurlfriend You Too!!

I know right Doug...lol...Well im so mixing it up (dinners) with your new recipes so I can hardly wait for dinner now..lol...But yesterday I had a Flaxseed muffin and cream cheese and I didnt get to dinner till 6ish so alls good...I got up today and cooked up all my turkey bacon and put in a baggy for easy breakfast's and some muffins to have on hand...Not afraid of slippin up...It just wont happen... :D...You kidding!!...2 pounds away from being out of another number...56 pounds gone as of today!!!
Hope everyone has a wonderful, positive day...See you on the boards..
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 23, 2010, 05:21:18 AM
HAPPY MONDAY! ;D
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Post by: umpa on August 23, 2010, 06:34:09 PM
56 pounds lost??!! That calls for a shopping trip girlfriend!Congrats Doreen! ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 24, 2010, 07:11:14 PM
Umpa 2 pairs of Skinny Jeans size petite 10's....lol...And 4 shirts from the Juniors section..And this is coming from someone who wore 22-24.... ;D
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Post by: owensmath on August 24, 2010, 07:54:47 PM
Doreen, you should be sooooooooooooooooo proud! I can't wait to do what you just did! GO GIRL!
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Post by: paulachappell on August 24, 2010, 09:55:09 PM
Awesome job Doreen.  Happy shopping.  I remember how much I enjoyed buying the smaller sizes when I lost 45 lbs.  I actually wear a smaller size now than I did in high school but I weigh more?  They say the sizing of clothes has changed but I don't believe THAT'S the reason..... ;)
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Post by: gonnagetthere on August 25, 2010, 06:22:50 AM
Boy I want to do that the fat clothes are terrible & terrible looking
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Post by: umpa on August 25, 2010, 08:55:19 AM
I was a size 24 so i know exactly what you are talking about Doreen! Congrats!! Love me some skinny jeans! ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 25, 2010, 10:32:51 AM
Thanks everyone but this was the easiest eating program I've ever been on..I feel like I lost it without even trying..We all can do this...I've lost 100's of pounds, (and gained too) all of my life and never felt like this... ;D
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Post by: umpa on August 25, 2010, 05:11:57 PM
shultz posted your flaxseed bread recipe and she made it in the microwave.Its under romarcs muffin thread ;)
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 26, 2010, 11:09:07 AM
Thanks.... ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 29, 2010, 08:31:13 AM
58 pounds gone and out of another number...YIPPPPEEE!!!!! ;D
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Post by: gonnagetthere on August 29, 2010, 08:38:49 AM
Congrats  Doreen ,You are a new woman  I am sure
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Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on August 29, 2010, 09:49:27 AM
Wow, that is great!!!
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Post by: paulachappell on August 29, 2010, 04:34:00 PM
YAY! You Da WOMAN!!!
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Post by: DoreenBar on August 31, 2010, 06:42:26 PM
Thanks .. ;D
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on September 01, 2010, 09:09:08 AM
I amd really proud of you kid...seems like just yesterday we began your journey...look at you now! :)
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Post by: DoreenBar on September 01, 2010, 08:38:57 PM
Doug I truely believe if it wasn't for that Bright Red & Yellow Book looking at me as I walked in to Barnes & Nobles one morning I never would have gotten here...I'm forever grateful to you....Thank you for shaking me and making me aware of what kept me fat for so many years even when I thought I was eating healthy, diet food!
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Post by: beebs on September 02, 2010, 05:10:13 AM
A friend of mine loaned me her book lol! I read it and bought my own. She is still busy trying fad diets....Some people never learn. :-\
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Post by: SouthCarolinaLady on September 02, 2010, 01:09:52 PM
Doreen -- I am sooooooooooo proud and happpy for you !!! Your words are encouraging to us!!!  Make it a great day and enjoy your shopping trips!!!   ;D

SouthCarolinaLady (Susie)


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Post by: DoreenBar on September 02, 2010, 02:47:30 PM
Susie Thank You but I try to not shop to much since I'm still losing and have a ways to go yet...But when clothes get too hanging and bagging it just makes me feel uncomfy...

I think the hardest part of losing the weight was losing my cousin/best friend....She has alot of weight to lose and is with a man who is large and tells her he like his women large also....Her health is not good and she will try to diet..(many programs) but just cant stay with it...I loaned her Dougs book and she had it for 2 months and never picked it up....

Well she hasnt wanted to get together with me in ages...I dont talk about weight issues unless she ask but I guess its just in her face when were together....
I cant go backward for her and refuse to stay at a weight she's comfy with me being at....I do text every so to let her know Im still here when ever she feels she wants to be family/friends again...
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Post by: Cyndi on September 02, 2010, 04:52:43 PM

Dear Doreen, I love all your encouraging "Good Morning" notes and pictures! You are such a blessing to all of us while
we walk in this truth together! You are right where you are supposed to be and doing exactly what you know is right
in your life! It is hard when others we love do not want to walk the 'narrow path' with us. It can be lonely at times
but oh so very worth the reward in the end! amen! I will be praying for your dear cousin/best friend! and for your
broken heart also in this temporary distance between the two of you. She will soon see, she will come, she will not
be able to deny the drawing of the truth especially the more she sees you are NOT going backwards ever again!,
but Only Forward with Love leading the way! ....I believe with Love all things are possible! God IS Love.
Love Never fails. Just keep going, keep walking in that beautiful Love you carry! We need just to continue
trusting in Him with all our heart and remember not to lean on our own understanding as to why things don't seem
to go the way we wish and just keep looking to Him for every step we take and truly, He will straighten Everything
out in our path!! He is the One who goes ahead of us and makes the way, even when there seems to be no way !! 
He hears every prayer and keeps every tear in His bottle and He wants only His best for us! He will give the desires
of your heart while you keep your delight in Him! Lord bless you Doreen!
Peace and Love to your heart! I am so proud of you! \:D/\:-*/\:D/



Cyndi


(http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m447/WarriorPrincess111/Peace-Love/small250.jpg)
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Post by: DoreenBar on September 03, 2010, 10:46:52 AM
Thank You Cyndi... :)
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on September 03, 2010, 05:21:14 PM
Hi kid, you just stay the course and leave your cousin behind, one day she'll get the "want to" and you'll be there to help her. Remember, each of us have different paths to walk. Separating at a life changing cross road is common, your roads WILL cross again  8)
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Post by: paulachappell on September 03, 2010, 08:03:04 PM
It's hard when those relationships so close to you suffer for whatever reason.  I am going through something similar now.  Keep up the good work on yourself and know you always have friends here to hang out with!
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Post by: DoreenBar on September 04, 2010, 08:05:34 AM
Thanks Doug & Paula..Believe me there's nothing that can break my stride!!!...1/2 lb away from a 60lb weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/)....And this was the easiest "lossing weight" I've ever done.... ;D

Ive actually been told I have skinny legs...lolol

Im wasting away to nothing?!...hahaha...

And Ohhhh finding out I weigh less and wear a smaller size then someone I dont consider Fat!...lol....I'm loving this way too much to stop what I'm doing here that is making me happier then any food can....

I do motivate people..Their always asking me questions...Its just they have to be ready and be tired of fighting this battle of diets.

Have a fantastic, successful day everyone
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Post by: paulachappell on September 04, 2010, 12:47:58 PM
ha!ha!ha! Doreen, as long as they don't say "chicken legs".  My husband says my butt looks like butterbeans. he likes the junk in the trunk and I sent all my junk packing!!! ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on September 05, 2010, 08:13:26 AM
Have a wonderful Sunday..Im off to a little place called New Hope today..Coolest little shops along the Delaware River....Just Love It!...How you all doing during this picnic weekend?
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Post by: umpa on September 07, 2010, 09:35:22 AM
We had a great weekend ! Our daughter Jennifer came up from florida.It was really nice! :)
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on September 09, 2010, 04:02:47 PM
You girls make me smile  :)
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Post by: umpa on September 10, 2010, 09:26:15 AM
Have a great weekend Doreen! ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on September 13, 2010, 04:03:32 PM
Not morning here but just had to come in and check out all the new post Ive been missing out on...I See so many of us stalled or just losing slowly..But thats ok right...We're staying the course and its for a lifetime if we want to lose weight (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) and stay healthy, so it will eventually come off...Thinking of joining Curves (womens gym) in a few weeks..I know this is what I need to start moving the scale faster....And who dont want to feel stronger right?..Well hope your all having a wonderful beginning to the new week and lots of motivation and will power sent your way... ;)
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Post by: umpa on September 14, 2010, 09:29:00 AM
At my age doreen I go workout to keep my behind from hitting the back of my knees! :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: SherriPie on September 14, 2010, 11:12:49 AM
Umpa I read that and it made almost choke on my water. LOL :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: umpa on September 15, 2010, 09:17:18 AM
Staple them to your back!!!!! :D
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Post by: umpa on September 15, 2010, 09:19:07 AM
Excuse me i have to go clean up water off sherripie! ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: SherriPie on September 15, 2010, 10:09:01 AM
LOL you're too funny!!   ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: beebs on September 15, 2010, 11:49:33 AM
ROFL! ;D
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Post by: paulachappell on September 15, 2010, 07:29:54 PM
Do any of you do Pilates?  It is a great way to stay toned up without too much hard work.  I use DVDs and do it at home.
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Post by: umpa on September 16, 2010, 09:38:41 AM
My daughter does.I like hiking,my treadmill and elliptical.I have been having some back issues so I bought a yoga dvd but I haven't made time for it yet.
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Post by: paulachappell on September 16, 2010, 02:44:29 PM
I have 3 bad disks in my back and doing the core strengthening exercises has tremendously improved my back issues.  I love to hike too, can't wait for Hot Springs in November to do some hiking.  Maybe Doug will even enjoy it this year. 
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Post by: umpa on September 17, 2010, 09:13:09 AM
I sure Doug is gonna surprise you alot in the years to come my friend! He has a new lease on life! Not everybody gets a second chance,he is blessed! :)
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Post by: Cyndi on September 18, 2010, 03:04:20 PM
Amen......... :D
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Post by: DoreenBar on September 19, 2010, 12:53:04 PM
Good Afternoon Everyone,

Been battling not only sinus issues..(time of year)..But still trying to get use to getting up at 330 am for work...It really catches up with me sometimes with not being such a great sleeper to begin with...Still at my 60lb loss mark but thats ok....This body has alot of adjusting to do...lolol...People seem to be noticing more now then ever tho and clothes just keep getting bigger so no being disappointed here...I stay the course eat my meals and snack every evening and when I go to bed I never think "I blew it again and will start tomorrow" and thats the best feeling ever..No Bad Feelings and No feeling like I'll never lose weight (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) cause Hey, Oh Yes I Have!!!...Right...lol

Heres to the Best Book Ever.."Fat to Skinny" and the Best Support Ever.."Doug & Umpa"...And to the best encouragement and caring folks ever...Everyone Here...

Have a Wonderful New Week Everyone...
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on September 19, 2010, 06:51:04 PM
3:30 am YUK, YUK, YUK...........I feel for you girl, I know you'll get used to it but........YUK. Keep your spirits high and your sugar low!  ;)
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Post by: paulachappell on September 20, 2010, 06:26:30 AM
Hey Doreen, I am having the same issue SINUS!  Went to my ENT the other day and she said I have "reactive edema" terrible swelling and inflammation but thank goodness, no infection.  We need rain around here to wash away the ragweed pollen!  Hope you feel better soon.
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Post by: umpa on September 20, 2010, 09:20:12 AM
Thank you Doreen you are very sweet! I hope you get to feeling better! ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on September 22, 2010, 08:20:15 PM
Hello Everyone..I hope your all well...It hit the 90's here again in Pa. and more coming..I'm not mad just hope Fall comes soon with all its glory and last for a nice long while..I'm not fond of winter at all...
A big THANK YOU to owensmath for that mexican recipe..Gurl I've had it every day since I made it...lol..I just frooze the last 2 pieces for next week...lol...I Love It!

Day off tomorrow ..Its off to the eye Dr in the morning cause my far sightedness is getting further and further if ya know what I mean...lol....And then its cooking up some turkey bacon, Flaxseed muffins and chicken so I have this few things ready to go and make my life easier before and after work....

Im off to read more recipes before I sign off to see if a new dish will also make it into my cooking tomorrow...

See you on the boards folks....

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Post by: paulachappell on September 24, 2010, 07:51:24 PM
Crazy weather in Raleigh too, talking about a 30 degree drop from Saturday to Sunday.....and blessed rain!!!  I am so tired of temperatures in the 90's :'(
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Post by: DoreenBar on September 25, 2010, 08:08:05 AM
Ohhh same here Paula..I had to cave and sleep with a/c on last night....It was so hot and humid...Temps dropping a bit tomorrow....
2 lbs this week....Finally!...But Ive been motivating 2 gals at work and that makes me thrilled...I never thought in a million years I could be there to inspire and help someone lose weight (http://www.fattoskinny.com/)....lol...Miracles do happen and Fat to Skinny was mine..Always a big THANKS AND HUG to one of my BFF, Doug....
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and Be Good To You!
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Post by: paulachappell on September 25, 2010, 03:24:47 PM
When I think of how short a time ago it was that I was unenlightened.....it's very gratifying when you can open the eyes of others to the truth of how sugar is poisoning us :o
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Post by: DoreenBar on September 30, 2010, 10:07:34 AM
Good morning Everyone...Its my day off and its horrible out..Canceled plans and intend to clean out clothes closet in bedroom...Did the hall closet with sweaters and coats and dropped off 2 bags to good will..Now no winter outerwear...lol...And bad news is my husband has been laid off again....His last job closed down last Nov and he was out of work till March and now new place is doing bad so all new guys left go..Its not easy for him he just turned 57 and you know how that goes..Well wish us luck...Maybe this tinme he will find a better job then one he just had...They paid lousey and worked men to death!....

Have a safe and strong will power day all....
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Post by: paulachappell on September 30, 2010, 11:15:01 AM
Sorry to hear about your husband's job Doreen.  I know how that feels,  I once got laid off from a job I'd had for 15 years....it was a bad feeling but all turned out for the best eventually.  I'm sure your positivity is a great blessing to him :)
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Post by: umpa on October 01, 2010, 09:24:13 AM
You will be in our thoughts Doreen.***HUGZ*** :)
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Post by: DoreenBar on October 01, 2010, 04:27:04 PM
Thank You Ladies ;)
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Post by: DoreenBar on October 13, 2010, 06:33:38 PM
So sorry havent checked in as of late.....However I do come here and read, read, read..and then forget to post...So great to see so many joining and sharing with us all...
Update on hubby he is starting a new job on Monday...This time only 2 weeks out of work last time it took 6 months so luck was with him for sure...So many laid off and just out of work period in our area....
Im kinda stuck a bit at 62lb loss, but thats ok doesnt make me go off and eat sugar/carbs....I know I need to up exercise but just been to darn tired after work and my feet kill me after standing on them 8 hours a day ya know, but when Im off I do the doggy walking stuff but its just not enuff .....Hopefully I'll get motived soon...lol...
Hope your all doing well and off I go to read and I'm sure I'll leave with some inspiration...
See ya's on the boards folks.... ;D
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Post by: joagain on October 13, 2010, 06:49:25 PM
Hey Doreen thanks to your email to me & everyone else on here I have now lost 10 lbs ,3 weeks in. Thanks
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Post by: joagain on October 13, 2010, 06:52:00 PM
Also glad ur husband found work it is not easy, mine was out 8 months . Hopefully things will get better soon for everyone
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Post by: paulachappell on October 13, 2010, 08:36:12 PM
Hey Doreen, thanks for sharing the good news about the hubby's job!
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Post by: umpa on October 14, 2010, 09:56:42 AM
Doreen i am so happy for hubby! You are blessed my friend! :)
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Post by: DoreenBar on October 14, 2010, 10:35:26 AM
Thanks so much ladies....And Jo your so welcome..I knew you were on your way...My very best always.... ;)
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Post by: DoreenBar on October 18, 2010, 05:29:33 AM
Good Monday Morning All....Have a wonderful New Week of Success...
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Post by: umpa on October 18, 2010, 09:21:51 AM
Good Morning Doreen! I saw your before and after pics yesterday and all I can say is***WOW!!!!***Honey you look great!(by the way your dog is really cute too!) ;D
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Post by: joagain on October 18, 2010, 09:37:56 AM
GOOD MORNING TO ALL!
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Post by: DoreenBar on October 18, 2010, 03:34:20 PM
Thanks Gurlfriend...I just love him to pieces....The journey to here as been a wonderful one for sure... ;D
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Post by: umpa on October 19, 2010, 09:35:15 AM
 ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on October 20, 2010, 05:54:27 PM
Not Morning but Checking in...Hope everyone is doing well...Hubby starts new job on Monday and tomorrow Im Off!!! Yipppeeee!!!...lol..Just thought I'd share..lol

I have so many wanting to buy FTS and choose this way of eating since the Before & After Pictures and I'm thrilled...If everyone only new how good you feel losing weight this way there would be no over weight people...Really!!!...I have had absolutely no stomach problems of any kind, :-\... so much energy some days I dont know what to do with myself..lol..And know what else I don't miss?..Eating till I felt full and bloated :P...Don't miss the going to bed every night beating myself up about another day of not starting a diet and promising to Start To Tomorrow :'(....Nope no more of that and it feels real, real good!!! ;D

Everyone have a wonderfull evening and off I go to do more reading... ::)
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Post by: KEKE on October 20, 2010, 09:12:57 PM
well said
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Post by: umpa on October 21, 2010, 10:38:58 AM
You are a amazing life force Doreen! :)
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Post by: DoreenBar on October 23, 2010, 10:30:06 AM
Awwwww you chickies are the best!!!...lol...

Good Saturday Morn..And its beautiful here in PA.,,,Sunny and a perfect, cool, fall day...Leaves are changing and Halloween is a coming..I LOVE IT!!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone...
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Post by: Skinny Sue on October 23, 2010, 06:47:59 PM
I'm starting FTS as soon as I get my book.  Doreen, I love your before and after pictures.  I need to lose about 50 lbs. to be healthy and get off BP meds and keep up with my 12 year old and have more energy overall. "Skinny Sue" is going to be my new nickname!
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Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on October 23, 2010, 06:51:13 PM
Welcome to the forum Skinny Sue!  You have come to the right place.  You will find FTS so easy and you will get great help and recipe ideas from the forum.  Good luck with your journey!
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Post by: DoreenBar on October 23, 2010, 07:13:07 PM
WELCOME SKINNY SUE and Thank You...And SMom1 said it all...I will see you at the finish line..lol... ;)
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Post by: umpa on October 24, 2010, 09:41:46 AM
Welcome SkinnySue! I am umpa,dougs wife.I have a column on the homepage called ask umpa where i can convert your favorite recipes to fat to skinny friendly.If I can help you please ask . ;D
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Post by: paulachappell on October 24, 2010, 08:14:20 PM
welcome to the forum SS, you're gonna love it here ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on October 28, 2010, 08:25:13 AM
Good Morning Everyone....Heading out later to get a new hair style...Wish me luck!!!...lol...Hope your all doing well and have your self a beautiful Thursday..See ya on the boards...
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Post by: umpa on October 28, 2010, 08:37:04 AM
Good morning Doreen! Please post a picture of your new hairdo! :)
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Post by: joagain on October 28, 2010, 08:37:49 AM
Thats what i was typing Umpa beat me too it LOL
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on October 29, 2010, 08:48:48 AM
Welcome SkinnySue :) Good morning Doreen :)
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Post by: DoreenBar on October 30, 2010, 12:03:06 PM
Good Morning Everyone....Well its still a little short on one side for the style I want but got it trimmed up for it to grow into it more....Has to be longer on the one side yet..
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Post by: DoreenBar on October 30, 2010, 12:05:34 PM
lolol...Looks like old style yet...lol...But it really is different ..I wore hair spikey!
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Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on October 30, 2010, 12:08:22 PM
The new you looks great!
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Post by: joagain on October 30, 2010, 01:12:37 PM
Hay Doreen that looks great I love short hair on women ,not so much on fat faces LOL that is the first thing I am gonna do when I get all this fat off is get a short haircut . Love it !!!!
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Post by: paulachappell on October 30, 2010, 03:27:24 PM
Very Sleek and Sassy ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on October 30, 2010, 07:02:46 PM
Cool picture, getting HOT Doreen  :o ;)
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Post by: DoreenBar on October 31, 2010, 07:48:44 AM
Awwwwww Shucks Doug!!... ::)

Good Morning and Happy Halloween Everyone,,,
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Post by: umpa on October 31, 2010, 09:02:47 AM
I like the way it frames your face,it really makes your cheeks pop! ;)
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Post by: DoreenBar on November 02, 2010, 05:23:02 AM
Thanks Gurlfriend!!

Good Tuesday Morn Everyone...Here's to a wonderful day for each of us...
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Post by: umpa on November 02, 2010, 09:01:31 AM
Good Morning! Have a great day! ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on November 06, 2010, 08:30:30 AM
Good Saturday Morn and have a wonderful low-carb day... ;)
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Post by: umpa on November 06, 2010, 12:22:39 PM
You too Doreen ! I will be playing in the snow!!! ;D
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Post by: DoreenBar on November 07, 2010, 08:09:57 AM
Brrrrrr..Well you can have all that snow gurlfriend..Not a snow loving girl anymore since I have to work and drive out in it..Scares me...And did I mention I hate the cold?!

Good Sunday Morn Everyone,,,
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Post by: bevxx on November 07, 2010, 08:19:23 AM
 ;D its afternoon here...so have a good day...x
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Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on November 07, 2010, 09:00:15 AM
Good morning Doreen.  It's sunny here today, looks likea beautiful fall day.  I think I'll get out for a nice walk.
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Post by: DoreenBar on December 05, 2010, 09:24:14 AM
Good Morning/Afternoon/Night to you all....I did some Christmas shopping on my day off yesterday after placing blankets on my parents & grandparents graves...Im feeling better now..Dont feel so stressed about all I have to do yet...lol...Having only 1 day off here and there kind'a sucks..I really need 2 days sometimes in a row ya know?! :P
Its a cold, cloudy day here today and will be working till 7:15pm and dont think I'll have much energy left to do anything after being on my feet for the next 8 hours... :-\
Hope you all have a lovely day and stay safe out there shopping..Remember these crazy shoppers are also driving...lol.. ;D

Picture is of my tree...
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Post by: umpa on December 05, 2010, 09:54:06 AM
I wish for Santa to bring you two days off in a row Doreen,you have been very good!Do you think he will reconize the new skinny you?hehhehe ;D
Your tree is beautiful :)
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Post by: joagain on December 05, 2010, 10:10:49 AM
Doreen you can go sit on Santas lap this year and he will not knock you off . Ask him for the 2 days off !!! I am trough with all my shopping     ;D ;D
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Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on December 05, 2010, 10:17:44 AM
Your tree looks beautiful Doreen!  Hopefully you get a few days off together during Christmas Holidays, if not before.  Have a good day!
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Post by: DoreenBar on December 09, 2010, 08:15:43 AM
Hey Gurls ;D...Im going for a shot in my foot today and hopefully off to do some more shopping...Looking forward to it but I really do hate the cold and its freeeeeezzzzin here....lol...Hope your all doing well and Ive been reading some post of fear of the holidays,,(foods)..Im with ya..But I just do one day at a time and it seems to be working..We're together in this folks...Lets end the year happy with ourselfs...Your all in my thoughts...(((HUGS)))
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Post by: joagain on December 09, 2010, 08:37:10 AM
Same to ya Doreen
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Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on December 09, 2010, 08:38:49 AM
Have fun shopping Doreen.  We will all keep each other going.  So far, so good.
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Post by: beebs on December 09, 2010, 08:41:13 AM
I have a great dislike for foot shots!! They're hurty.  :'(
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Post by: DoreenBar on December 09, 2010, 08:57:14 AM
Im with ya Peeps..Not looking forward to it and its right in the joint of the big toe and the shot hurts like all heck!...But my last shot was in June and the pain is getting intense and making me walk funny to keep off of it...lol...Not good...
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Post by: Doug Varrieur on December 09, 2010, 09:23:30 AM
Bummer, I had one a few years back and they sting  :-\ hope you feel beter soon!
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Post by: umpa on December 09, 2010, 09:32:24 AM
Get Well Soon Doreen! :)