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    Anyone been through a divorce before? Seeking advice.

    first of all *hugs* second I echo NEL with the Dr. Willard Harley books. They really helped my husband and I get through a rough patch. Things didn't improve overnight but looking back we have made a lot of progress (we both read them). Even if you decide to get divorced, IMHO the books will...
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    How would you react to lack of gifting?

    thought I'd chime in on this since DH and I are not gift givers for anniversary or birthdays, etc and share what works for us. For our anniversary we always take a trip and for birthdays we always go out for a nice dinner. It doesn't matter who plans the trip, the goal is for it to be a gift...
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    Heartbroken and confused, some insight please

    Ally, I'm coming out of lurkdom just for you. First I want to offer *hugs*. I know you need lots of them. Like others who have known you on PS since the early LIW days, I have to say I'm not surprised to be reading this either. I was really hoping that marriage would make your...
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    Need Moisturizer Recommendations

    Ditto cetaphil moisturing cream! I put extra on my cheeks when its really cold and it helps. I actually use this stuff year round I love it so much and just use more/less as the weather changes. I like the lotion for arms/legs.
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    November Healthy Lifestyle Chat

    Greetings! I've been good about keeping up with some form of activity but lately its been mostly walking. Work meetings have made it difficult to exercise at lunch lately and now that it gets dark super early being outdoors when I get home is not really an option. So today I decided to try...
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    November Healthy Lifestyle Chat

    I was planning to go to yoga during lunch but I was in the zone preparing something for a big manager at work so I needed to maintain my focus. I have a lunch meeting tomorrow, but will try to sneak into the gym after work. We have family in town that we are meeting for dinner. deegee, Glad...
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    November Healthy Lifestyle Chat

    Greetings! I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! I had some sort of activity 27 out of 31 days in October! Today I started the month off right with my Total Body Training class. Although with the time change coming this weekend, I'm worried that November might bring a decrease in activity...
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    October Healthy Living Thread

    Happy Birthday SS!
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    October Healthy Living Thread

    Quick check-in. So far I have exercised 17 out of 18 days this month. I didn't exercise on Friday...I have been so busy with work that I made a date with the couch and got caught up on my shows instead. We had another new instructor for my Total Body class today, so we'll see if I'm sore...
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    October Healthy Living Thread

    lliang, 31 days is going well I am 6 for 6 so far. Yesterday I ended up having a reunion workout with my old workout partner instead of going to yoga. I'm so excited she is back in my building. We did the jillian 30 day shred 2 and 12 min walk/jog as our warm up. Today I had a birthday...
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    October Healthy Living Thread

    Wow I'm sore today...hip flexors and inner thighs. He had us doing jumping jack squats yesterday as part of our routine and lots of stuff with the ball. Today's plan is yoga during lunch and then do a walk/jog after work so I can enjoy the wonderful weather. lliang, sorry to hear you are...
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    October Healthy Living Thread

    A friend of a friend posted on her blog a challenge of 31 days of exercise in 31 days, I think its a great way to kickoff the holiday season. I was not so good about exercising last month, but its a new month now! So far I am 4 for 4 and I was even out of town this weekend. We have a new...
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    September Healthy Living Thread

    Quick check-in. Thanks for the kind words about my grandma. I did sneak in a walk/jog wed and thurs b/c we were going out of town for the funeral. And today I went down and got a massage this morning at the gym...I need to do that more often!
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    September Healthy Living Thread

    oh and just remembered one good thing this week...i've been wearing dresses everyday b/c I went shopping over the weekend and several people have complimented on my figure, so at least something seems to be working.
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    September Healthy Living Thread

    Hey everyone...just popping in really quick. My project blew up, although mostly not my fault. I'm working with two departments and one department needs stuff done and the other has to make the corrections, well group that needs everything provided data that was out of date so the group doing...
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    September Healthy Living Thread

    Hey everyone. Sorry I've been MIA. Work has been crazy busy and I didn't go the gym at all last week. but I did walk/jog on Saturday and I went to my Total Body class today! It's a new week and a new me. Plus the project I have been working went live today, so aside from working out a few...
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    September Healthy Living Thread

    lliang, hopefully things get better for you. Nasal allergies are the worst. I take flonase everyday and it really helps to prevent allergies. If things get bad then I take allegra D as needed. That is what is so wierd about eye allergies, my nose is fine.
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    September Healthy Living Thread

    Deegee, Bepreve is one of the samples he gave me and also gave me a sample of Pataday. He wrote a prescription for both so I can decide which one I like more. I looked both up on the online pharmacy the Pataday is super cheap although the Bepreve could be worse but when I saw the price...
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    September Healthy Living Thread

    I finished august with 22 days of workouts. 2 days less than July but I think I did pretty good. Today was one of those days...work was crazy busy, and I didn't even get to work on any of things I had planned to so I will be working at home tonight. We are leaving town Friday morning for our...
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    August 2010 Healthy Lifestyle

    My abs were sore all weekend from my Thurs and Friday workout classes, yesterday I thought I was fine until I went to Total Body and we did ab work. Oh well bring it on b/c I have to wear a bathing suit this weekend. I'm still having eye issues. Went to the eye dr (different one same...
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    August 2010 Healthy Lifestyle

    I usually don't go to the gym on Fridays when I'm in the office but I did today and am so glad I did. I went to the Total Body class and had a great workout. THey have a different trainer on Fridays and I really liked her, so it was nice to change things up. I also somehow managed to lose 3/4...
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    August 2010 Healthy Lifestyle

    It's been one of those weeks again and too many birthday lunches, meetings, etc. DH and I went for a walk on Wednesday evening, and yesterday I made it to the gym for the first time all week. The SLAM class was a great workout and I was glad to be there. I'm planning to attend the Total Body...
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    August 2010 Healthy Lifestyle

    I had a great PT session on Thursday and got the most wonderful news. My old workout partner is coming back to my building so I'm super excited she and I get to start working out together again! I went to Dallas for the weekend to visit some college friends but I did do the Biggest Loser Last...
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    August 2010 Healthy Lifestyle

    Marcy I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who went crazy with the food yesterday and it was both a crazy busy work day and multiple work celebrations, the only saving grace is that my book club was cancelled or I would have been even worse. We had our monthly b-day celebration which I...
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    August 2010 Healthy Lifestyle

    DH and I went for an hour walk this evening, but I cannot keep up with him so he would get ahead of me a ways and then walk towards me. It has been super hot and then it rained this afternoon, so it felt like we were walking through a swamp it was so muggy out. Thank goodness September will be...
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    August 2010 Healthy Lifestyle

    Greetings everyone! Not a lot to report other than it is super hot outside. I think I melted today, I'm hoping I sweat out at least a lb. Thursday I had a PT session with the trainer, we did the pilates machine and some ab work. friday I walked for an hour, Sat I walked for 30 min, and...
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    Helpful websites and/or blogs for healthy lifestyles

    Can we add iphone apps to the request list? I just got the new iphone so a healthy lifestyle app would make it more like a game.
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    August 2010 Healthy Lifestyle

    I had a tough Total Body class yesterday, he had us do lots of high stepping and my hip flexors are sore today. I went for a 40 min walk this evening and made sure that I picked up my pace. I've gained 2 lbs over the last two weeks b/c I haven't been very good with my eating, so I know I need...
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    August 2010 Healthy Lifestyle

    I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had friends over for dinner on Saturday so I started prepping on Friday and made the creme brulee, one of the steps was to let everything sit for 30 minutes so I used that time to do a walk/jog around the neighborhood. Saturday I took the day off and...
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    August 2010 Healthy Lifestyle

    Well I ended up not exercising yesterday, I had a lot of meetings so I decided to work through lunch to get caught up on everything else. I did however go to my SLAM class today and it was a really good class, I even had to wash my hair I was so sweaty. Since we had a small group he put us on...
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