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Seeing the start of a BAD habit!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Yesterday at work two of my co-workers were discussing how to motivate their little ones to learn their spelling words and encourage them to read. One of the moms said something that chilled me to the bones...

She offered to take her son to Chucky Cheese and let him have whatever he wants and play all the games he wants, if he learned all his words each week. He countered with McDonald's and said (with relief) yes! She said she'd do anything to get her son to do his homework.

I was appalled (and on the phone waiting for a physician). I wanted to say something so badly, tell her there are so many better ways to encourage children other than with fast food. Aside from being a wuss(which I am), I didn't know how to address what she was doing without sounding like I was calling her a bad mom. She is fairly young and seeing how I was never blessed with kids, she would have resented me butting in.

While I'm venting, I am also appalled at fast food commercials! Some of the new burgers/sandwiches that fast food companies are coming up with almost makes me nauseated just looking at them on TV. Death by fast food...I'm not saying I don't eat fast food on occasion, I do; but these horribly unhealthy, highly advertised concoctions will never pass my lips. *shudders*

Okay, off my soap box now...back to our fabulously spectacular Saturday!

  
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CATHEMARIE 4/6/2013 3:35PM

    Well Said!! We are definitely swimming upstream by trying to eat healthy.

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Saturday morning cuteness(Shade) and determination(Me)

Saturday, April 06, 2013

I love mornings like this, it is still cool enough I can have the sliding glass door open to let the fresh air in and some sunshine. So peaceful! I'm all caught up on SP this morning and getting ready to have breakfast and get moving.

Shade is sound asleep on her back and looks so very cute (and even more relaxed!) That is one ability I wish we shared with cats...sleep anywhere, anytime!

I am going to get some much needed work done today, not to mention my 7th day of my streak! Tomorrow being the start of a new week has me seriously thinking about a couple of changes I want to make. Time to step it up! I'm feeling more and more motivated and it is so exciting to be feeling this again! Woo Hoo!

Here is to a Scrumptious Saturday! Have fun and do at least one nice thing for yourself today!

*huggles*

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 4/6/2013 2:07PM

    Enjoy your day!

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Yay for Friday!

Friday, April 05, 2013

Day 6 of my streak! Yes!! Gonna make it a whole week! One day at a time~

  
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EVERLEARNING 4/5/2013 10:02PM

    WooHOOOO! A day at a time gets it done!
Terrific streak!!
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JAMBABY0 4/5/2013 9:36PM

    Awesome! You can do it, have a great weekend!

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It's Friday Eve...Huzzah!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Day 5 of my streak...pretty cool! I'm thinking I may increase my 10 minutes. Yup...Yup...Yup!

Time for a bite to eat and"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2." Early bed tonight as I have to be at work at 6:30 tomorrow morning.

TTFN...

Streaking Onward!

  
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HEYRED221 4/5/2013 2:47PM

    Happy Friday emoticon

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Oi! What a day!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Day 4 of my streak...10 minutes walking in place and 2329 steps. Moving right along.

Not writing much tonight as I am exhausted and going off line early.

Have a great night and sweet sleep.

Ame

  
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KANATAGIRL 4/3/2013 9:03PM

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LEANIE64 4/3/2013 8:57PM

    Good going with walking..Keep it up..!!

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