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And here we go.....AGAIN....I know what it takes to lose weight, I can lose weight, and have lost weight, several times. I just can''t seem to keep the weight I have lost off. This is still a lesson I must learn. I break free from within the safe confines of my cocoon, spread my beautiful new wings and fly for a bit; but I always end up back in the safety of my cocoon, food.

I am a perfectionist, a stress-eater, and I have a demanding job. Working 11- 12 hours a day at a desk is one of my demises. My stress- level is another.

I have been here before and I’m seeking the motivation and determinations to break free from my cocoon once and for all.

Member Since: 11/19/2006

Fitness Minutes: 29,735

My Goals:
Drink more water.
Eat healthier.
Get up and move.
Work less, enjoy life more.

My Program:
Since I am a stress eater, I don't want to add more stress to my life, so I will keep it simple. Take this one day at a time.

Personal Information:
54 year old from Ohio, married, with two sons, two grand children, and an angel in Heaven.

Compliance Officer for a community bank, where I have worked for more than 35 years.

I love the beauty of nature, a great story, good conversation, music, dancing, and creating things.

Other Information:
" The path of the butterfly and the path of the human are similar.

Both require building strength from the inside out while living inside walls of protection. And both agreed to melt down in order to be fully restored. Freedom awaits both the moment they shatter what has held them captive.

The butterfly instinctively knows what is required for transformation.

The human being has forgotten. That is about to change."

-Maureen Moss

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    Happy Friday! Love is in the air! They say "love is a many splendored thing", and so I thought it might be a-propose for some Valentine giggles about marriage to get ourselves in the right frame of mind for the weekend ahead. Believe me, this was no half-hearted project for me; I put my whole heart into it! I know you're getting excited, and can heartly wait, so let's get pumpin' . . .

    emoticon After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, 'You know, I was a fool when I married you.”
    The husband replied, 'Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn't even notice.”

    emoticon A man inserted an ad in the classifieds: It read: “Wife wanted”.
    The next day he received hundreds of letters.
    They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.”

    emoticon If a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

    emoticon "I married Miss Right. I just didn't realize her first name was Always."

    emoticon A husband said to his wife, "No, I don't hate your relatives. In fact, I like your mother-in-law better than I like mine."

    emoticon A woman turns to her husband on their silver wedding anniversary and says, Honey, will you still love me when my hair turns grey?"
    Her husband replies, "Why not? I stuck with you through the other six shades."

    emoticon After finishing our Chinese food, my husband and I cracked open our fortune cookies.
    "You go first", he said.
    Mine read, “Be quiet for a little while.”
    "Now it's your turn", I said.
    His read, “Talk while you have a chance.”

    emoticon My wife just nudged me and said, "You weren't even listening, were you?".
    I thought, That's a strange way to start a conversation. . .

    emoticon An interviewer asked a married couple what their secret was to their long and happy marriage.
    The husband chimed in, "My wife and I always compromise."
    "I admit I'm wrong, and she agrees with me."

    emoticon Shortly before our 25th wedding anniversary, my husband sent 25 long-stemmed yellow roses to me at my office.
    A few days later, I plucked all the petals and dried them. On the night of our anniversary, I spread the petals over the bed and lay on top of them, wearing only a negligee.
    As I’d hoped, I got a reaction from my husband.
    When he saw me, he shouted, “Are those potato chips?”

    I hope some of these made you laugh wholeheartedly! emoticon

    I heartily wish each of you a very Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy your weekend!
    174 days ago
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    emoticon F - Forgive yourself for your mistakes, and take the next step.
    emoticon E - Eat like you love yourself.
    emoticon B - Believe you are beautiful - inside and out.
    emoticon R - Rise each morning with a positive attitude that it's a new day with new opportunities.
    emoticon U - Unless you move, the place where you are is the place you will stay.
    emoticon A - Accept your flaws - everyone has them, and be gentle with yourself in spite of them.
    emoticon R - Remember you are loved by many others.
    emoticon Y - You deserve your own love more than anyone else.

    emoticon F – Focus on the present moment for that is really all there is.
    emoticon O - Only when you are kind to yourself, can you show kindness to others.
    emoticon C – Calm your mind, breathe, go within, and discover your true beauty.
    emoticon U – Under every circumstance, do your best – for that is ALL you can do.
    emoticon S – Self love is not selfish.

    Happy February! Let this month's focus on LOVE begin with YOU!
    Be kind and gentle with yourself.
    Remember to do this by getting into your heart, and follow your heart more when it concerns you.

    Thanks for stopping by!
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    Hope things are going well. Haven't seen you around in a very long time. Wishing you a Wonderful and Happy New Year!

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    220 days ago
    It was good to see a blog from you.. even if I just saw it. and it was from a while ago. Hope things are good. :)
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