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About Me:
I love my family! And I love to travel!
I have 3 great children, daughter Patti is 25 and a travel nurse currently on assignment in NYC. Son Rick is 21, full time college student and son Steven is 19 and planning on attending the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in Napa Valley Ca next year. I have been a stay at home Mom forever, but now they are all grown up and gone :( I really miss the days when they were little, it went by way too fast. We are a really close family so I still see them often and talk to them several times a day.
I never had a weight problem until I quit smoking. It will be 2 years next Valentine's Day (go me!) I actually lost weight for the six weeks I was on Chantix, to me it's a miracle drug. I had smoked for over 30 years, yikes! Now, I feel as though I have always been a non smoker. No cravings, no urges, nothing. But a few months after I quit, I noticed I was getting 'plump'. I should have called a halt right then but I didn't. It's been almost two years now and I feel as though I needed those two years to adjust to becoming a non smoker. I have joined the local YMCA, and I am going to be better than ever! My husband gets to retire in 3 years (at age 49!) and we plan to travel and I am going to get back in awesome shape!
PS I am really shy, but I am working on that

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Florida, Here I Come!

Posted on February 3, 2009 at 8:33am 3 Comments

Well, it sounds like a great vacation, right? Well, sort of! My Mother (at 82!) is having her hip replaced. She is doing that at her winter home instead of here because frankly, she just can't stand it any more. She has been putting it off for years and I don't really know why. So she is scheduled for the 19th. I am going down on the 17th, and will stay till March 7th. She should be fine by then!

The good news in all this, is that my daughter (the travel nurse) got home Saturday night from… Continue

Challenging Myself for the Remainder of January

Posted on January 19, 2009 at 9:03am 1 Comment

I know I am not alone in saying that January is my LEAST favorite month. The Holiday Season was so wonderful that it makes this month feel even more depressing. The frigid cold, gray days don't help any! I have been sick the last 10 days and on mega doses of antibiotics so I should feel better but I don't yet. But the pity party ends today!

I have made some challenges for myself. The first is one I have seen on other blogs, an Empty the Pantry Challenge. I am really lucky in that, if… Continue

Heading to NYC to Finish My Christmas Shopping!

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 8:33am 2 Comments

I have been really hoping to make it back to the City at Christmas time! But the Holidays really aren't a great time for 'extras', budget-wise. So I haven't really said too much about it to my husband, but I think he knew I really really wanted to go. When my daughter called to say she had a few extra days off and to come on out, Hubby said GO! (He has to work and can't make it) I have my train tickets all set (I always take Amtrak to the City, I love it) and I leave Wednesday morning and come… Continue

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Posted on December 7, 2008 at 10:55am 0 Comments

I thought I already had, but I didn't! Make sure you all have!

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Comment Wall (29 comments)

At 2:00pm on October 21, 2008, Robyn said…
HI Mary! I absolutely LOVE my new ipod! I chose orange! I kind of wanted yellow, but I think that's the color my daughter wants for Christmas. She has an old ipod mini like mine that doesn't hold a charge very well! Now...what to do with TWO ipod minis? lol
At 7:59am on November 2, 2008, Tanya said…
Thanks MaryB! We can do this! My brother showed me a few moves on Friday night and I only did a few moves but I am so stiff! Keep me posted on how your journey goes...I would love to hear it...thanks for your comments...have a great week..:)
At 8:00am on November 2, 2008, Tanya said…
Oh and I can't believe that you have kids that are as old as they are! You look so young!!!!
At 3:00pm on November 2, 2008, Tanya said…
Thanks MaryB! I feel so much better! Have a great week!
At 3:35pm on November 2, 2008, Tanya said…
I am not surprised that people thought you and your child were sisters! Wow. I am still shocked! That is awesome! I was married at 25, have my first child at 30 and my last at now it's time for me. Just like you!
Thanks again for all your support! :)
At 9:23pm on November 4, 2008, Tanya said…
Wow, how sweet that you would check on me! I totally feel better! I am a bit worried because the CORE seems to be exactly what I need right now! It is almost too good to be true. If I am hungry, I can eat. As long as it is within reason and on the CORE list of foods, or I have AP or Flex points to use, I can eat. I didn't even use my AP or any FLEX points yesterday. I used 2 of my 4 AP today and no FLEX points! The best part about this whole thing is that when I am hungry I can eat as I said above. I was always out of points right after dinner...after being hungry almost all day. So while I am hoping that this is working, it is hard to tell as I am only on day two. However, I can see myself staying on track at this point in my weight loss journey following this plan. Much less pressure...
So thank you so very much for checking in! I really appreciate it! I am really great!
At 3:52pm on November 6, 2008, Robyn said…
Thanks for the comments Mary! You're so sweet!
At 7:13am on November 9, 2008, Tanya said…
MARYB! So I had success! I am so pleased with it and love CORE. It is really easy to be honest. I only struggled a few times with old habits...I was hungry a few times and ALMOST went to grap junk...that is what I was doing though on FLEX because I was always hungry. This works for me so well. So I am a CORE fan for now. I just love that when I am hungry I can eat. A gal at WW who has run a Marathon challenged me to run an 8km run with her at the end of am going to do it. It is just so cold here in January! Ah what is an hour out of my life right? Right! I also bought the Biggest Loser book as I mentioned in my blog and I am going to start that as it is really easy to follow. That should help as you had mentioned with the weights and getting in to some kind of routine. I suggest CORE if you can do it! It is great! Have a great week and thanks for all of your support during this really hard time for me. Thanks for the compliment on the picture...:)
At 11:51am on November 10, 2008, Bonnie said…
Thank you Mary! I appreciate that. And congrats to you on quitting smoking! I was never a smoker, but everyone else in family was. And I know how hard it is to quit. My big sis died 10 years ago with emphasyma, so be happy that you quit. Lung disease is horrible. We HAVE to breathe! It sounds like you have a wonderful on to weight loss. You can do it! If you quit smoking successfully, you can lose weight too, as I hear quitting smoking is much harder!
At 5:02pm on November 10, 2008, Kay said…
Mary your comments always make my day!! Thank you so much for your support!

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