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Laughing and Shooting Hoops

Sunday, March 08, 2009

This morning I took the dogs for a walk and then my husband and I went out for breakfast. I was pleased that I automatically made good choices on the food that I ordered. Later we went to the hardware store and worked in the yard. Since we have family coming in this week for my FIL's 80th birthday bash, I know that time will be tight. My husband has challenged our daughter's significant other to a basketball shoot off in the park across from our subdivision. Hubby suggested that if I was up to it we could go shoot hoops. I dragged my boot back on to protect my foot and we took the dogs and a basketball over to the park. I must add that I gave hubby the basketball for Valentine's Day in hopes that we could add some exercise to our daily routine. emoticon It was a challenge for me with the boot on my foot, but I walked so much yesterday that my heel was slightly tender so I didn't want to chance it. I'm used to rolling up on the balls of my feet to shoot the basket. It was hilarious watching me try to maneuver to get the ball in the basket! emoticon
Hubby was rusty too and if he's going to hold on to the title of family champion, he has some serious work to do by Friday!!!! Anyway, he was so patient with me (didn't once poke fun at me) and kept encouraging me to come up with a way to shoot the basketball and get it close enough to go into the hoop. I did it!!! He was amazed! emoticon I shot 4 consecutive baskets from the right end side of the key! After about 30 minutes of laughing and carrying on, we were both pooped and it was getting a little warm outside so we bundled up the pups and headed home. We're both pleased with our progress so far. It was a wonderful day and a lot of fun! It just goes to show, you can overcome almost anything if you really want to achieve something.

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-DEBY- 3/8/2009 7:21PM

    thanks for sharing that ...

still got a smile on my face... remembering back when me and hubby would shoot some hoops...

Sharing SUNday BLESSings ~~~0:)

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Polk County Team Walk

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Today our team did a team walk. We walked all around the Lake Bonnie Park, in Lakeland. Although we only had three people in attendance, I think that the walk was a smashing success! My only regret is that I forgot to wear my Spark People shirt. The weather was mild with a bright blue sky, sunshine and a slight breeze - perfect for walking. We walked the 1.3 miles in about 35 minutes. I'm pumped and ready for our next team walk! emoticon

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CINNIEMAY 3/8/2009 4:25PM

    Great job!!!

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Excited About Our Polk County Team Walk

Friday, March 06, 2009

Tomorrow our county team (Polk County, Florida) is having their second team walk. We're meeting at 9 a.m. at Lake Bonnie. The first walk was kind of a bust - I was in a boot and couldn't do it and the other leader showed up but everyone else backed out at the last minute. She was brave and did it anyway. This is a second chance for us to be successful! We get to meet, greet and talk to each other face to face plus ++++ we get to have some exercise too. I'm very psyched about it. My husband and our two dogs are going with me and the other leader's family is coming too. I hope some other members decide to join us; we can help motivate each other. Even if they don't show, this will be an opportunity for exercise and fun and I intend to make the most of it!
Have a great weekend everyone!!

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CINNIEMAY 3/7/2009 11:51AM

    I hope that you have a great turn out and a good day!

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NVR2HEALTHY 3/6/2009 3:09PM

    Sounds like fun! Are you planning to take pictures? If you do you should post them. Our team has had several Sparkrallies, they're always great!

Have a happy & healthy weekend!

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L*I*T*A* 3/6/2009 11:43AM

    that is so great to be able to interact face to face with sparkpeople on your close to sure adds another dimemsion to sparkpeople...............have a wonderful time...............blessings and hugs..................lita

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Accentuate the Positive

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Even though I've had my share of physical problems, March has started out great. I've decided that having occasional physical drawbacks isn't the end of the world. If you look for the silver lining in whatever clouds your day, you not only have a perfect growth opportunity, but staying positive actually can make you feel better both physically as well as emotionally. Today as I stood out on our front steps, I looked around and I saw beautiful flowers, a blue sky without any clouds and I felt the warm sun and cool breeze caress my face. A sense of peace washed over me and this simple moment awed me. It was a scene I had witnessed many times before but hadn't stopped to really look at because I was so distracted by life's hustles and bustles. There is beauty all around us; sometimes it hides in a smile, a supportive comment on a blog, in a hug or in a gesture of good will by family, a friend or a stranger. In this day of nasty politics, poor economy, tight money and unemployment it is easy to get caught up in it all, become stressed out and negative. We've all read articles about what stress can do to our physical and emotional states - most of it impacts us negatively. But what would happen if we started to look for the positive that might be hiding within the negative? Could that change us in such a way that we could feel better about our situations and life experiences? I think it could. I took a look at where I was eight months ago and where I am today. I could easily have given in to all of the trials and tribulations that have wreaked havoc in my life during this time period. Sometimes the temptation was very strong. But then I decided that there were lessons to be learned, deaths to be grieved, bones to be healed and life would still go on. I've watched others get dragged down by negative thinking and I realized just how often I was giving them pep talks. I would say that life is too short to waste on negatives. There are no "do overs" in life so why not make the most of it. Since I decided to take my own advice, I've learned a lot. I'm much less stressed and I'm starting to actually like me. I'm accepting myself the way I am - the total me - mind, body and soul. And you know what? I'm not half bad! So, look for that silver lining, see the beauty that surrounds you every day and accentuate the positives. I'm much happier when I do and the people around me may see a little ray of hope peaking through. You never know how many lives you touch by offering a positive comment, a smile and a glimmer of a hopeful future.

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NVR2HEALTHY 3/5/2009 7:00PM

    Fabulous Blog! Thank you for taking the time to write it. As I read it I experienced an enjoyable warmth and slowly my face was taken over with a SMILE. There you go again making me SMILE. Thank you!

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-DEBY- 3/5/2009 1:17PM

    Thank YOU so much for sharing such Inspirational Words....

I have found for me, Being POSITIVE is a CHOICE and it is VERY healthy...

BLESSings ALLways

Sharing the LOVE today~~~~0:)

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CINNIEMAY 3/5/2009 12:34PM

    I loved your blog! You are a great person and I hope that you remember that !

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L*I*T*A* 3/5/2009 10:10AM

the real you, the essence of you, cannot be improved by
a bottle or a pill or a salon. It is a beautiful and glorious light
shining from your heart to the heart of the world. Cherish the real
you - it's pretty terrific. And let it shine

i got this from somewhere,don't know who wrote sure does apply here.............have a wonderful day.............blessings and hugs..................lita

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BECCA_BEE 3/5/2009 3:00AM

    Well Said!!! I love love love your blog!!!! I totally 100% agree!!!

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Pennies for Pampering Jar

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I have finally finished my jar for Pennies for Pampering. Actually, making it was easy; deciding how to decorate it was the hard part. The jar is a Bell Jar with fruits and veggies in bedded on the front. I chose that because the underlying part of pampering myself is to eat 5+ fruits and veggies every day. I used a purple marker to highlight it and put a design around the outside of the area surrounding it. The other decorations on the jar are "stick ons" for a princess. I chose this because when I pamper myself with the coins I award myself, I will feel like a princess for a day (a throw back to Queen for a Day for those of you who are old enough to remember that!) I used a purple ribbon to tie a bow around the mouth of the jar. On the ribbon I clipped 2 glittery butterflies to remind me that like the butterfly, I am under going a metamorphosis. Every time I change myself, I emerge a beautiful new version of me. I topped it off with another bow just to give my jar a finished look. Last week I was awarded $6.75! I haven't added in the awards for this week yet. I now keep a list of my daily goals next to my food diary. I check off each goal as I do it. It is very motivating!

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SLOTTI 3/6/2009 1:22PM

    Good motivation for making my own jar! I still haven't done it. emoticon

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NVR2HEALTHY 3/4/2009 11:36PM

    It looks MARVELOUS! I bet you had fun making it. Congratulations on your reward $$$ Great idea keeping your list of goals next to your food diary.

You are doing great!

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L*I*T*A* 3/4/2009 7:16PM

    love it.................great idea...............blessings and hugs................lita

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