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A few photos from India

Thursday, September 25, 2014

As you may know, I spent a couple of weeks in India this summer. Here are a few photos...


The Golden Temple...that's 1500kg of pure gold!


We had Mehendi done with henna.


Yes, I got to ride an elephant!


This is a garden within a Persian shah's villa/palace


One of the first Indian meals we ate, at a restaurant called "Kwality"


This room is fabulous...the tiles are all tiny mirrors. I am wearing an Indian tunic.


The Taj Mahal. I thought that I would not be impressed since I've seen it so many times in photos and movies. Boy was I wrong! It is absolutely incredible!

  
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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 9/27/2014 10:10AM

    Great pictures! Glad you enjoyed your trip!

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BRIAEL 9/26/2014 12:33AM

    It looks fabulous and I love that tunic! :)

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KSNANA2 9/25/2014 11:46PM

    You look beautiful in your Indian tunic! Hope you bought a few more to wear. I think they would be good for bringing back memories. Looks like a fun trip! Thanks for showing us the photos. emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 9/25/2014 9:37PM

    very cool

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LJCANNON 9/25/2014 8:54PM

    emoticon It looks Beautiful! ! So glad you shared the pictures! !

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SUE5007 9/25/2014 3:59PM

    Woooooow!!! So beautiful!. emoticon

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I haven't really left, but...

Monday, September 22, 2014

I haven't really been participating in SP either.
Since my last blog, I've:
Done a face plant while walking the dog that scraped my chin and broke my nose
Gone to India with said face-planted face, and had a great time1
Lost 15 lbs temporarily because I couldn't eat the spicy food in India; then gained it all back.
Suffered with 4 weeks of bronchitis contracted in India
Experienced an infection in my nose related to the break that made my nose look like WC Fields...two antibiotics later, I'm feeling pretty good!
Started another year of school with many classes coming into the teachers center and a building-wide exhibit dedicated to the 60's that many in the library worked on all summer.

If I can get to the computer that has India pictures, I'll post some...it was amazing. An elephant ride, the Taj Mahal, dinner at a Shah's palace, and buying many presents!

I promise to come back again soon!

  
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KSNANA2 9/22/2014 8:55PM

    Looking forward to seeing your photos and hearing more about your trip to India. Glad to hear you have recovered from your fall. I have been pulled down by a couple of our rescue dogs that had not been trained to walk nicely yet. It hurts even though I was much luckier that you were! I just jammed a shoulder and spine. Hope your future walks are nothing but fun ones! emoticon

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ARMOMMI2 9/22/2014 4:20PM

  How exciting. A World Traveler.! Thank you for sharing that with us. Will keep checking back about the pics. Hope you get back into the swing, soon. emoticon emoticon

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BRIAEL 9/22/2014 1:52PM

    Sorry about the face-plant. I did mine last year - smashed a couple of front teeth, lacerated face (no broken nose though, luckily), broken hand and ripped ligaments in the right knee. 18 months later everything has healed but the knee, which still twinges and pulls, but it's getting better with the walking.

India, I'm jealous. Somewhere I want to visit one day. Hopefully you find the pics!

Sounds like work is going to be very busy, hope you can find some time to keep up with your fitness. Now I'm also back I'll be keeping you to a rigorous schedule! Hahahah.

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Making little goals

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I've never been one to make little goals. For example, I am treasurer of my church and we have had the opportunity to purchase two different properties adjacent to the church. When we met to talk about it, I said we should buy them both, because the opportunity may not come around again for a long while and putting our faith in God that he will keep our church strong and that we will have need of both properties. Needless to say, we are only hoping now to buy one of the properties.
When I lost weight 5 years ago, I made one big goal...to lose115 lbs in less than two years. And I did it...for a nanosecond.
Today on NPR (This American Life if you're interested in finding it online) the host was talking to Diana Nyad about her incredible swim, and they also talked to researchers studying what makes a champion. They said that the champion's focus during trains was not the big race, but for example what they were doing between mile 3 and mile 4.
This made me think...hmm...in order to be a champion (i.e. KEEP the weight off) I need to focus on the little things like eating healthily and getting exercise and maintaining a positive attitude and the big things will take care of themselves.

  
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BESSHAILE 9/2/2014 6:43AM

    I need to do exactly the same thing.


Though - I do think the church should have popped for the 2 properties. LOL

I'm afraid I am a "high bar setter" too. thanks for reminding me that what counts is right now - not 6 months from now.

Hope the new school year turns out to be your best.

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KSNANA2 7/19/2014 11:56PM

    It's those little things that trip me up every time. Like my mother's favorite thing to do is eat out. That puts a little weight back on me every time. Yet at 86 I want to please her. Just went out to eat today so that was on my mind when I read your blog. Yes, I could make better choices. A little advance research and thought would go a long way. Thanks for reminding me to look at the here and now!
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STUDLEEJOE 7/19/2014 7:02PM

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What the heck is a Burn Baby Burn Challenge Trophy?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Because I won one today...I don't even remember signing up for such a challenge!

Today was a day of lost and found.

Lulu and I went out for a walk this morning at 6. Since I didn't have to work this morning (working tonight) we went for a long walk. Somewhere between four and five miles. At the end of it we stopped at the farmers market so Lulu could get love and I could get blueberries and onions and (bad Ann) an Apple handpie. Then we continued to walk home, arriving about 7:40. I went into the office so my SparkTracker could sync with the computer, and looked down and my tracker was GONE! emoticon
I had tripped over crappy sidewalk on the walk (and hand planted with resulting scrapes), so I thought "Ah, that's where I lost it..." so I went back there and looked, but no tracker. I came back home, took Lulu to the groomer, and then did a bunch of errands. I also ordered a new tracker. On to work at noon.
When I got home from work, I took Lulu out for a potty walk. As I was coming back and turned to go up my steps, my tracker was sitting there at the top of the steps! I don't know if it was there all along, or if someone found it in the yard and just put it there, but boy am I happy, particularly since it showed I did 10, 264 steps before 7:40 this morning! emoticon
This is the second time I've lost and found the tracker. Somehow I don't think my luck will hold again.

  
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LUNADRAGON 7/18/2014 8:26PM

    So glad you found your tracker! I love my fitbit, and would be lost without it!
Deborah

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SEDONA0410 7/17/2014 6:32PM

    I too got the burn baby burn award and have no idea what it is!

Glad you found your tracker.... emoticon

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Regarding blogs I read today.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Today I read Sparkguy's blog where he talks about his new 10 minutes a day streak. It's the consistency that is important. Doing 10 minutes a day isn't impossible for anyone, and it doesn't mean you can't do more, it just means you need to do SOMETHING. And then I stole this from GABY1948's blog:


So what did I take from today's SP reading?

1. Do something,
2. Do it consistently
3. Do it forever.

Pretty simple. I did it before, but eventually forgot about the forever part. Time to try again.

  
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BESSHAILE 7/19/2014 8:08AM

    emoticon Yeah. It's the forever part that trips ya up.

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KSNANA2 7/14/2014 8:52PM

    I agree wholeheartedly! emoticon

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REBECCA7436 7/14/2014 10:43AM

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I agree

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