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Scrapbooking my countdown to high school reunion 
Mar. 30, 2010 5:08 am 
Updated: Apr. 3, 2010 12:05 pm
I am creating a scrapbook to highlight the countdown to my 40th high school reunion in July 2010. During the countdown I will also be losing weight. Twenty five pounds needs to find their way off of my body. I found a picture of myself from 30 years ago and 50 + pounds lighter. I am half way back, but have at least 25 pounds to go in (drum roll please) 101 days. The start date of the scrapbook was last Thursday, March 25 when I made my flight and hotel reservations for the reunion. Any recommendations are appreciated on how to lose the weight. I am using to record my nutrition and exercise. They also have some great recipes. I am excited about this project. Also will be looking for some good and healthy recipes.  More in the coming days.

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Mar. 30, 2010 9:18 am
Good luck to you, and congratulations on your current success! I am also on a mission to lose the pounds, and would LOVE to get down to my high school weight. Will certainly help you however I can. I found that it's easiest to count calories, and walk, walk, walk! Also, portion out things like cakes and brownies into cupcakes. It's easier to control your portion sizes that way. It's a challenge, but the rewards are priceless.
Apr. 3, 2010 12:05 pm
No matter what size you are, your old friends will be glad to see you. Most likely they are not the perfect high school size either. If you aren't excercising already, and most of us are not, do the 10-10-10. 10 minutes of stretching in the am, 10 minutes of real walking during the day, and 10 minutes of weight bearing excercises in the p.m. (a few sit ups won't hurt just do 10). Call your best friend from H.S. and start getting reunited before the reunion. I did that for my 40th while trying to find everyone and get addresses straight. Some of the people could not come so I had the best reunion of everyone, because I had aready talked to them, knew the peaks and valleys of their lives, and was truly surprised at how easily we reconnected after so many years. It is amazing how comfortable you can be with people you grew up with - even if you were intimidated by them then. By the way, most of the women tried to diet, but the most insecure of everyone was the guys. They all wanted to know how much hair everyone had left.
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