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Random thoughts about body image

I was watching “What Not To Wear”, a show that takes a sans-style chic, goes thru her closet and throws her favorite clothing into the trash because she agreed to get made over with a $5K wardrobe. Ok, I admit it, I would love to do that, I think. They would probably tell me that I wear too much black. I need to wear more things that are fitted and not loose and flowy….I get it.

Personally, I think if you have developed your own personal style, why should you change it to fit someone else’s definition of style. (Unless you clearly don’t have any, like the chicks they choose for this program)
So I love my leggings and boots and loose flowy tops. I’ll probably not change my fashion style…until some day, one day, I lose about 20 pounds, and I can wear the cute little fitted tees and dresses:) ala Carrie Bradshaw.

Which brings me to another story:
My friend and I were at Barnes and Noble before Christmas and we both bought a food journal and a bargain book, The Abs Diet. We planned on being accountable to each other, to be each other’s support and encouragement to lose weight. I have yet to start. I need a kick start!

I’ve been to the gym twice. I have the Isagenix program that my husband and I get automatic monthly shipments. I need to cleanse, detox. I just can’t get started. My resolution: Just show up. Just do it. Easier said than done. I wish I enjoyed running. I wish I had better workout shoes and cute yoga outfits. I wish I could get rid of the’tire’. I wish I had a good writing pen. (really.) I miss that hard sweat, the 2nd -day-after-a-good -work -out muscle pain.

Things I’m doing Tomorrow:
I’ll take a full body picture of myself and post where I can’t miss it!

Going to Lainey’s Zumba class for a good hard sweat.

Logging my caloric intake.

Fish and Veggies.

Take down my Christmas decorations.


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“You can’t always get what you want…..”

If you try some time, you'll get what you need....

If you try some time, you'll get what you need....

I have been able to accomplish just about anything I’ve ever set my mind to. I always think outside the box, my glass is always half full, and I’m growing stronger and stronger wings on the way down as I randomly jump off from the cliff.

So why can’t I make a decent batch of chocolate Chip cookies!!!

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Free haircut, style, color or any service during month of April…


Do something nice for yourself at Vita Hair for Life in Sewickley
and at the same time, you’ll be supporting your girlfriends in need.

FREE Services with any donation.

Schedule an appointment with Connie or Jennifer at Vita Hair for Life, anytime in the month of April for hair cut, style, wash, blow dry or any other service.

100% of your donation will benefit The Girlfriend Recovery Club, a non profit, web-based organization supporting women in physical or emotional distress.

Vita Hair for Life Salon
Walnut Street, Sewickley
Owner, Connie Valladares
Appointments must be scheduled between April 1, 2009 and
Thursday, April 30, 2009.

Phone: 412-741-1217

“Not only committed to quality customer service, Vita Hair for Life also strives to support various groups dedicated to the good of the community, locally, nationally and around the world. ”

And Join us for our WRAP UP Party,
The Big Give
Wednesday, April 29
at Vita Hair for Life

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Girlfriends are Forever: Get Great Stuff for the Greater Good

Hey, teens, get together with your best girlfriends and head to Spoiled Chics the Boutique April 24, for the BFF After School Party.

By making a donation to The Girlfriend Recovery Club, girls between the ages of 13-17 will receive presentations of the newest hairstyles, prom up-do’s, and will even be given a personal consultation and coupon to receive a free hairstyle for prom by Vita Hair for Life. The event will include food, drinks, and a free raffle to win a basket of items from Spoiled Chics as well as a glam photo shoot.

On this day, shoppers will receive a 20 percent on their entire purchase, if they bring in a non-perishable food item to benefit the Sewickley Food Pantry.

Spoiled Chics the Boutique, 350-1/2 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.741.0977.

BLOG Just for for TEENS:
Check out this blog which was created to spread the word about events, talents, happenings, thoughts and ideas in and around the Sewickley area. The author, who is remaining anonymous at this time, hopes that the blog might help connect people of different ages and backgrounds and expand the way we think about each other and our individual talents, needs and interests.

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Hot Topic: Jewel Brights

Silk Animal Print Zebra Scarf from Paris

Glow like a jewel with a silky scarf that will pack a luxe punch to any outfit you are wearing. Accessories in opulent shades like garnet, sapphire, or citrine….,from cool colored jewelry and flowy fringed scarves that rock, to great bags, big enough to carry everything but the kitchen sink. or tiny clutches that do double, triple or quadruple duty!

Check out the latest Spring ’09 Trends from Spoiled Chics the boutique, as seen recently on KDKA-TV2’s Pittsburgh Today Live

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Perhaps you’ve worn those shoes and know how it feels to walk down that same road. Here’s how you can make a difference.

photo credit: Robin Pesa,

photo credit: Robin Pesa,

The Girlfriend Recovery Club is a diverse group of women interested in joining together to help one another get thru the tough times.
We understand the power of friendship and how these bonds can support recovery.

Any DONATION that you make will make a difference in the recovery of a friend. A dollar might bring hope to one in dire need, just by reading an article that inpires them. Two dollars might put a lonely person in touch with someone who will listen. Five dollars might bring a real ‘hug’, a listening ear, an open heart.

Girlfriend Recovery Club™ is a U.S. 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You can make a one-time gift, honor a loved one, make a recurring gift (monthly or yearly) or plan a bequest to fund the ongoing mission.

On-line donations are being accepted at:

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