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The kitchens are set...

(With a nod to Cupcake Wars)

The goodies are all here in my kitchen. I've got a gorgeous, retro-looking red stand mixer. I've got great new cookware, an instant-read probe thermometer, an immersion blender -- all the bells and whistles.

So now to start cooking. I need to learn to cook others' recipes first, then start developig my own. Right now, my flavor combinations don't work out the way I think they will, so I need practice and to learn how things will develop ...
(With a nod to Cupcake Wars)

The goodies are all here in my kitchen. I've got a gorgeous, retro-looking red stand mixer. I've got great new cookware, an instant-read probe thermometer, an immersion blender -- all the bells and whistles.

So now to start cooking. I need to learn to cook others' recipes first, then start developig my own. Right now, my flavor combinations don't work out the way I think they will, so I need practice and to learn how things will develop together.

So...who'd like to be a guinea pig? ;)
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Member Since: 9/21/2008

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My Goals:
Strength, flexibility, and stronger, healthier cooking ability!

My Program:
I'm starting on program of nutritious cooking for myself, based on fresh and healthy ingredients. I'm also amping up my efforts at walking and stretching to regain strength and flexibility.

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I'm 60 and I live in the California Wine Country. I have two kids, a disabled son in San Francisco (lives with his Dad) and a little angel-girl in Heaven.

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I love cooking and cooking shows, football, knitting, movies, and ANYTHING to do with Ireland!

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KALANTHA
12/19/2014 4:03:08 PM

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This Holiday Season, give yourself the gift of self-motivation:

1. Review your reasons for wanting to be healthier.

2. Think about how you felt when you began your new healthy lifestyle. You remember . . . tired, low energy, lots of aches and pains, miserable, embarrassed, etc. and pay close attention to the smallest changes in your body. Think about how far youíve come so far.

3. Challenge yourself . . . the try some new, healthy food options; a new form of exercise; walk farther; run faster; whatever. Just make sure the challenge you set is realistic for you.

4. Set up reminders to keep yourself on track Ė they can be sticky notes taped to your computer monitor, automatic text messages/emails you send yourself, or anything else that will keep your goals front and center in your mind.

5. Surround yourself with others who are positive and motivated.

6. Read success stories or watch them on video.

7. Learn as much as you can about healthy lifestyles. In this case, education CAN be free! There is a ton of good info on this site or in your local library. Knowledge is POWER!

8. Just Get Moving! Once you start, youíll want to keep going.

9. Keep a record of your progress. Seeing concrete evidence of your improvement will motivate you to do even more/better.

10. Help others when you can.

Keep going!

You are SPARKTACULAR!

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PURPLE0906
12/19/2014 6:57:16 AM

Stopping by to say Hi and checking up on you. How are things going? Is your car dried out now?

Have a great weekend!!

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WALLAHALLA
12/18/2014 9:09:45 PM

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KALANTHA
12/16/2014 7:19:16 PM

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There are only 15 days left to make a positive impact on 2014. Here's a shot of motivation to help you close out the year STRONG!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syIm5MHG
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COOKWITHME65
12/14/2014 10:05:08 AM

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday Mary. :)



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