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Finally - Five pounds lost!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

All that swimming paid off. AND no sweets this past week.

Five down, five to go.


Hmmmm, so how do I get the little icon for 5 pounds lost?

  
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SCOTMAMA 7/11/2009 6:20PM

    Just for you, Karen, I'll see if I can find that icon and you can right click it and it will automatically be put into your "pictures." Isn't that a sneaky little trick? I can't remember how I discovered it, but I've been happily right-clicking all over the place since I discovered it.

Eve

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MYSTILYNNE 7/7/2009 1:01AM

    Hey Karen... Cograts on the loss...Great Job!
I'm not sure but I think you get the pounds lost logo on the sparks goodies page...I have seen them there...but not sure how you get it on your actual profile...Stay focused ...and keep on keeping on!


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BIRDLEGS29 7/4/2009 10:49AM

    emoticon on the five pound loss. I'm sure some of the more knowledgeable friends will be along to tell you how to get the icon, but I am clueless.

Jean

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THE GIRLFRIEND GROUP

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Linda, aka BuncoLady62, posted this great tip to relieve stress:

Reach out. Develop a network of friends and family who you can rely on and confide in. Call or visit them when you need to talk or vent. By sharing and listening they will help you calm down.


Thanks, Linda!

This is such a great and very important tip! Especially as we get older and perhaps retire from work/public life.

I have a Girlfriend Group that I started about 3 years ago. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at a different local restaurant each time. We eat, yes, and most of us are very calorie conscious so we check the menu BEFORE we go.

The main course is LAUGHTER. It burns more calories, lol, and just makes us feel good. We catch up on each other's lives and offer support where needed, but we mostly just get to be ourselves and enjoy the company.

I started by inviting two women who had been my friends for over 20 years. Along the way they invited a friend of their own that I had never met. The group fluctuates in number,and we take turns picking the next eating place, but FUN is always first on the menu!

In fact, I enjoy this so much, I think I'm going to try to get a morning group going - of women who are retired - maybe meet for morning coffee at Starbucks once a week.

This is such a fun, easy thing to do. You only need one friend to begin. Then she invites a friend. Then her friend invites.... well, you get the idea. Try it!

KAREN in Texas

  


VEGGIES!

Monday, June 29, 2009

I grew up on a farm eating freshly picked vegetables of all sorts. So I've never had much trouble getting enough veggies.

Often we spoil the benefits of eating veggies because we drown them in creamy soups, tons of butter or loads of cheese. Sometimes we FRY them!

One way to make really tasty veggies is to roast them in the oven. Coat them with a little olive oil first. Either use a kitchen spritzer and spray them or put a tablespoon of olive oil in a zip lock bag with all your cut up veggies and coat them that way.

Then spread them out on a cookie sheet and roast them at about 400 degrees for 20 minutes, depending on the veggies you use and/or how crunchy you like them.

I've never liked cooked carrots but carrots roasted this way are delicious! I also use squash, broccoli, onions, peppers, eggplant and mushrooms.

I roast a lot of them at one time and put them in zip lock bags. During the week I add them to frozen dinners, rice, pasta, etc. Try it!

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BIRDLEGS29 6/29/2009 10:20AM

    Sweet potatoes are my favorite to roast! Try red potatoes, too; loaded with potassium.

Jean

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GRANDMAHOWLEY 6/29/2009 8:54AM

    Try slices of sweet potatoes. It's like candy!
pat

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Did you know?

Friday, June 26, 2009

There are 3 billion women who don't look like supermodels and only 8 who do.

Marilyn Monroe wore a size 12.

The average American woman weighs 144 lbs. and wears between a size 12 and 14.

The models in the magazines are airbrushed - they are not perfect!

A psychological study in 1995 found that 3 minutes spent looking at models in a fashion magazine caused 70% of women to feel depressed, guilty and shameful.

Twenty years ago models weighed 8% less than the average woman, today they weigh 23% less.

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ROSILEIGH 6/26/2009 8:23AM

    You are so right half the models now are so thin they look ill. I would'nt mind having a figure like Marilyn Monroe although in the uk she would have been a size 14 our sizes are different to yours.
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PACE YOURSELF!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

THE EARLY BIRD MAY GET THE WORM, BUT...
THE SECOND MOUSE GETS THE CHEESE, LOL.

  
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LAINYE 6/25/2009 7:57PM

    I hadn't heard this before. Very cute

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BEFIT014 6/25/2009 7:35PM

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ROSILEIGH 6/25/2009 2:45PM

    I like that

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TEXAS-STARR 6/25/2009 12:36PM

    That's great - I LOVE it!
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