November One Stop Chat Spot!

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Registered: 12-29-2007
November One Stop Chat Spot!
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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 3:14pm

Fall is official here! Woohooo! I hope you don't mind me jumping in with a new thread for November. :) What's new with you today??

Community Leader for: 100 Pounds of More To Go!!
Gotta do it. Gonna Do It in 2012!
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Registered: 08-23-2008
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 2:49pm

SJ - welcome home!

"Never run faster than your guardian angel can fly!"

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Registered: 08-23-2008
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 2:59pm

Ooops, hit "post" sooner than I meant to.

Actually, I have been keeping myself very busy the past few weekends.

"Never run faster than your guardian angel can fly!"

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 8:38pm
Liz - I too am making chicken veggie soup tonight - but I had some leftover vegetables in the freezer so all I chopped up was celery and onions and the chicken. I love how the house smells while the soup is cooking. I'll have some later - maybe at the half.

I did somethingvreally fun last night. My cousin's fiancee is a publisher's rep, selling to small bookstores. One of their books is 'The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published.'. Instead of book signings, they are having 'Pitchapolooza' where they invite people who have bought the book to give a one minute pitch of a book the buyer has/wants to write. They then critique the pitch and the idea, and the winner gets a consultation with them and an introduction to a publisher or agent who is a good match for the book. The ideas were fascinating - some pitches were well done, but even for the very nervous, the ideas were great. My cousin's fiancee was one of the judges/feedback people. My cousin and I kept saying 'I'd buy that book'

It make me wonder if we all have a book inside us. I would like to tell my grandmother's life story, and I would also like to tell about my experiences on this journey. Anyway, if you ever see this event offered, I highly recommend it whether you have a book to pitch or just want to listen. As a reader, it heartens me that so many good books are waiting to be written,

We also had great meals, but I tried to watch portions - we'll see in the morning how well I did.

Have a great week everyone!

SJ
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Registered: 01-08-2007
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 8:53pm

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new sig
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Registered: 12-29-2007
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 1:28am
Holy smokes Amy! You practically look like a totally different person! OMG girl, you are rocking it! Tell us again how far you've come with your weight and with your physical activity. You seriously inspire me each and every week!
Community Leader for: 100 Pounds of More To Go!!
Gotta do it. Gonna Do It in 2012!
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 9:56pm
Yes - bigbdifference - you have a nice smile before and after but the after picture definitelyb shows the results of your hard work!

SJ
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Registered: 12-29-2007
Tue, 11-15-2011 - 10:29am
She honestly looks like she is smiling bigger in the after pic! So proud of you!
Community Leader for: 100 Pounds of More To Go!!
Gotta do it. Gonna Do It in 2012!
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Registered: 02-14-2004
Sun, 11-20-2011 - 2:01pm

You look lovely!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-23-2008
Sun, 11-20-2011 - 3:52pm

SJ - Absolutely you should give it a shot.

"Never run faster than your guardian angel can fly!"

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-23-2008
Sun, 11-20-2011 - 3:54pm

Amy,

Of COURSE these photos are motivating.

"Never run faster than your guardian angel can fly!"