Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Time to re-commit

Well it wasn't easy climbing out of that warm bed this morning. Hubby called on his coffee break and suggested I go off to curves this morning. I have been talking about going back, but that is about all I have been doing...talking and paying, and paying and talking. I have two awesome vacations coming up, and I don't think I will get to my desired weight...especially if I just sit at home talking and paying. I do enjoy not only the exercise, but the wonderful ladies that I have met. So I packed the water bottle, sneakers and out the door. Oh my there was frost on the windows....should I tuff it out and continue on, or should I wimp out and head back in the warm house. Well, I guess I got that far that I continued on. When I got there and walked in I received such a great welcome. Now if I can just stick to a good sound nutritional diet I will be doing something. I also think I will turn on my Leslie Sansone walking DVD and do the three fast miles. I just love her DVDs. I won't be much slimmer but maybe firmer by the first vacation, but there is still some ope for the one in February. These pics I am attaching was a couple years ago. My sister and Daughter join me, but they totally fell by the waist side. Stay warm. :)Ellen

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good luck! I HATE working out and I REFUSE to do it! So good for you! Keep it up and don't be stubborn like me. It will make you feel so much better! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on Charlotte's tree!

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Hedda Hopper


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Feb. 1, 1966
Actress, Journalist. Despite a 23 year career that encompassed over 120 motion picture appearances and chorus girl roles on Broadway to motion pictures, she is best remembered for her newspaper column and radio show that focused exclusively on Hollywood gossip, a subject she was able to tell more about to her audience due to her Hollywood insider status. Born Elda Furry in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, she left school to act on Broadway. In 1913 she married marquee star William DeWolfe, a man who was 32 years her senior. They had one son, and divorced in 1922, but she kept his name for the rest of her life (and changed her name to Hedda on the advice of a numerologist). In 1931 she began “The Hedda Hopper Show”, which initially ran as a 15 minute gossip show mostly devoted to Hollywood marriages and divorces. Enormously popular, it ran until 1951, and on the strength of its popularity she started the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” column in the Los Angeles Times in 1938. She steadily gained a reputation for exposing tidbits about the lives of Hollywood figures, and created a character of herself in her own right, especially in regard to her vast collection of sometimes outrageous hats, and a long standing feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons. With the advent of television’s popularity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he radio show waned, but she herself became a staple of television programs and game shows, being a frequent panelist on “What’s My Line?’, and appear on shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Colgate Variety Hour” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”. In 1960 she received the Journalistic Merit award, and published her autobiography “The Whole Truth and Nothing But!”, which recapped her over 20 years or being an Hollywood insider. She died in Los Angeles of double pneumonia in 1966, working right up until her passing. As a Hollywood icon, she created a number of friends and enemies; she gave harsh advice to actress Ida Lupino, which helped her gain recognizable part, but was despised by actress Joan Bennett, who once sent her a skunk. In 1985 a movie about the feud between her and Parsons was released as “Malice in Wonderland”, which Jane Alexander as Hedda Hopper and Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons