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So yesterday was the big DAY....Harley and state fair.

Friday, August 03, 2012

As most of you know on my bucket list was riding on a Harley. My "baby" brother and I had plans to go to our state fair and he suggested taking his Harley as parking would be so much easier/cheaper and I said yes. Never have been a "rider" on a Harley I was a little apprehensive. But thanks to my friends, SP and others, I was given great advice and was very calm about the whole idea. He arrived at 7:45 AM and we were on our way a few minutes later. He asked if I wanted to use the city streets or the express way. (his significant other always prefers the city streets if she hasn't been riding in awhile) I said I didn't really know. So the plan was to ride up to the on ramp and take it to the first off ramp...if I was doing OK we would continue on the express way......I was doing better than OK. I was loving it so we continued on. If you are familiar with Milwaukee WI, we took the Hoan bridge route and it was fabulous. I need to tell you that I did wear jeans, but put my shorts on under them (which impressed my bro). Actually it impressed me too, as I lost enough inches to be able to do this. Now back to the trip.....getting off the express way there was a circle exit.....how exciting that was. Found a "skinny" parking space on the street only one block away from the fair grounds. It was "Hunger Task Force Day" so we brought along some food items and got in for a discounted price. (Mom taught us to be giving and Dad taught us to be frugal) We walked for 4 hours, stopped and ate a couple of the fair items: cream puff, pulled pork, chocolate covered cheese stick and had to try the "Elvis on a stick". This is a peanut butter cup dipped in banana flavored batter and sprinkled with bacon. Glad we shared it and can say we tried it....was really sweet and gooey....nothing I would eat again. Now we are ready for the ride home. Two things: one I wore a sun visor that I forgot I even had on so when I tried to put the helmet on.....well let's just say Bro had to help. Than (something I WILL remember for the next time) walking for 4 hours tightens your leg muscles....I could barely get on the bike. Had to take my hand and help my leg. Didn't even think of it, but will stretch next time.
Wish I had the couple of pictures we took, but they aren't on the computer yet so I will post them at a later date....sorry. All in all the day was wonderful and the Harley ride was fantastic. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my experience. Hugs to all.

  
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SHARON10002 10/1/2012 10:51PM

    How nice to spend family time with your brother, and cross one off your bucket list!
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OAKSHAVEN 8/4/2012 6:41PM

    That sounds like so much fun. Glad you and Bro had a good time.

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PEZMOM1 8/4/2012 1:24PM

    State Fair is great I am glad you had fun on your Harley ride. I am going to the State Fair on Sunday with my family. We do a lot of walking and share a lot that way you can try more things. Have a great day.

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SCHOOLCOOK2 8/4/2012 11:32AM

    You sound like you had a great time. How awesome to spend time with your brother that way. We went to the little fair in Albert Lea,MN last night. Walked alot but I didn't try any of the weird foods. Went to the grand stand and watched Charlie Pride intertain. It was a good night. GS wants us to go with them today so guess my weekend will be busier then I thought it would be. What is the next thing on your bucket list?

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BMDEP55 8/4/2012 10:01AM

    How fabulous! You are awesome! Riding that Harley, wearing two pairs of pants at a time, trying new foods.. what a risk-taker! What an inspiration!

Long ago I had a ride on a Harley..then I had kids who grew up and hate the idea on "Mom on a Harley".. so Thanks for letting me enjoy the ride vicariously.
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EFFIEANNIE 8/4/2012 9:18AM

    Sounds like you had a great day. I love the Wisconsin State Fair and cream puffs. We try to go every year. Not sure if we will make it this year. Glad you enjoyed the ride-it does sound like fun.

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ADARKARA 8/4/2012 8:03AM

    Glad you had such a great time!

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KATHRYNLP 8/4/2012 7:20AM

    Sounds like you had a really fun time with your brother and his Harley! Thanks for the update, hope to see a photo or two... emoticon emoticon

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JUSTA123 8/4/2012 7:07AM

    Oh how awesome is that! Glad you had a super day and a super experience! emoticon

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MSLZZY 8/3/2012 11:27PM

    So glad you had a great time on your first ride. You
will have to do that again! HUGS! I'll be sure to check
back for the pics.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 8/3/2012 11:22PM

    Good for you. I love riding motorcycles. I haven't rode in years. I don't know anyone with a bike. Everyone I know now is chicken $hit.

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MAUITN 8/3/2012 10:39PM

    Yea, you did it! emoticon

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MELIVA 8/3/2012 10:13PM

    Thanks for the follow-up! Glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself...and you've got guts! As a seasoned rider....I HATE the Hoan (even in a car). Good for you!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/3/2012 9:57PM

    I loved riding Dick's Harley...his pride and joy until Richelle was born. Sad to say I haven't ridden on since his death in 1992.
Glad you had this wonderful experience!!! WAY TO GO!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/3/2012 9:48PM

    Oh, glad you had such a wonderful time and a safe trip!

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ESYLVANTUTOR207 8/3/2012 9:01PM

    This sounded like such a great outing! I am so happy you enjoyed your ride and the fair. I give you props for getting on a Harley and actually riding on the expressway instead of taking the city streets. WOW! I am impressed. I think I would have been scared to death. Sounds like you had a wonderful day and a memorable experience Barb. Hugs to you, my dear friend.
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JACKIE542 8/3/2012 8:29PM

    Glad you had a good time. You Harley girl. Have a great weekend. emoticon emoticon

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BEARGODDESS 8/3/2012 7:51PM

    So glad you had a great time AND got to do something on your "bucket list"! It's funny, a couple of friends of ours stopped by today. They're on the way up to Washington State on their Harley, and as they were sitting here in their leather chaps, I was wondering how you were doing!

Don't fairs come up with the oddest food items?

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NSTARSMITH 8/3/2012 7:13PM

    What a fabulous experience. I can imagine you on the Hoan bridge - great views! and walking the Fair. Gotta say I had a chuckle about being uable to get back on the bike after walking all day! But the dang "Elvis in a stick" ... EWWWW! They will deep fry ANYTHING at the Fair! Spark ON!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/3/2012 7:02PM

    I'm so happy for you!! Check that off the bucket list!!

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Bucket list....Harley ride.... a little help...Please?

Friday, July 27, 2012


So far I have a short "bucket list"...still working on it. However, riding on a the back of a Harley is on that list.
My "baby" brother (50+) and I have plans to go to our state fair this year....neither of our mates get into going to the fair.
DBB has a Harley, and has for many years.....he suggested using this as our transportation for the day. Of course I said OK.
Now anyone out there who might have some tips for me....would greatly appreciate them. Like easiest way getting on/off the bike....if the weather stays hot...any problems wearing shorts....I have seen many riders (gals) on the back of a Harley, I thought most of them wore jeans.....don't want to look like a rookie even though that is what I will be.
He does have a helmet for me to wear....
I know I have to relax and just go with the bike...right?
Thanks for stopping by. Hugs to all.....and thanks for the tips.

  
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JUDITH316 8/1/2012 5:25PM

    emoticon emoticon have fun, I know you will enjoy it.. Be careful, BIG HUGS! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/31/2012 11:50PM

    Sorry-I haven't a clue! But do have fun!

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MELIVA 7/29/2012 3:18PM

    Lots of good advice, but I hope you don't mind if I add my two cents, since we are avid bikers. Not too sure how far the fair is from your start point, but because it is your first time riding, you may want to plan on some stop breaks every half-hour or so, especially if he does not have a touring (big cadillac style) bike. The following stuff, most people touched on, but perhaps I could give you a little insight as to some of the whys. I am a BIG wus and hate pain, so:

~ sturdy-bottom, full coverage shoes (lace-free is optional, mine all have laces; I just find that if I lace them they fit my narrow feet better) 1) as stated - heat 2) the sturdy bottom is a must, your feet will rest on pegs (unless the bike is a touring bike with running boards) and if the sole of your shoe is too flexible, your feet will hurt (like crazy) even after a short ride

~ jeans (full length...no clam diggers/capris) 1) again, heat and 2) BUGS...these become little bullets that can leave welts. June bug season is over (that's the worst), but only today I took some little bug to the lower jaw. OUCH!!

~ helmet (if mine had a face mask, that bug today wouldn't have hurt! LOL Glasses (clear or sunnies) are law in most of not all states (that is if you don't have a face shield on your helmet.

Sleeves are optional depending on heat. I prefer to wear them because I burn like crazy (pale Irish girl) and during June bug season I wear them (and gloves) regardless of how hot it might be. Others will tell you to wear them in case of an accident (road rash is a very real thing).

Oh...and if it looks like rain you will need rain gear. Even a light rain feels like a thousand needles!

Hope this helps! I am a wus, but love the ride and bugs have not kept me from riding. ENJOY!!

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JUSTA123 7/29/2012 11:09AM

    emoticon you go girl have a blast!

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MILLISMA 7/29/2012 10:02AM

    Wow, you've already been given some great advice and they are right. I've been on the back of my son's bike and I love it. Actually, I'm storing his older bike in my garage. Told him I'm going for my permit and taking lessons so I can drive it. He's all for it but I'm afraid I couldn't even hold up the bike. lol

Have fun.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/28/2012 11:53AM

    Jeans and something to cover your hair as the wind mats it. You might take some rain gear in case.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 7/28/2012 10:13AM

    You want to wear jeans on a bike. You can burn your legs on the pipes. Bring shorts to change into. If the helmet does not have a shield make sure your face stays behind your brother's back so bugs and wind doesn't get in your face. Definitely sunglasses. I love to ride, haven't done it in years. I don't know any guys with a bike. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/27/2012 3:32PM

    I think the "practice run" is a good idea before hitting the highway.

Make sure the shoes you wear are sturdy . . . not flip flops and the like.

Definitely pack shorts (and flips if that's what you plan to walk around in), but don't wear them on the bike!

I would honestly make sure that the helmet DOES have a face shield on it. That is going to afford you the most protection.

Ok, all that said, I have never, ever been on a bike, but have learned a thing or two being an ER/ICU/CCU nurse.

Have fun, but be safe.

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KITT52 7/27/2012 1:05PM

    they told you what I was going to say...no shorts, have fun

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MAUITN 7/27/2012 12:39PM

    All the comments below are perfect so I will just say, relax and have fun.

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/27/2012 12:28PM

    I don't have any motorcyle-riding tips but have fun!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEARGODDESS 7/27/2012 12:21PM

    Absolutely don't wear shorts. Jeans are best to protect your legs as KATHRYNLP has said (and for the reasons she's said) Braid or wear your hair as pulled back as you can. Follow the lean of the driver and don't over-lean yourself. Sunglasses definitely if your helmet has no visor. Boots or shoes without laces are best on the bike, but bring your shorts and tennis shoes (or flip flops) for the fair.

Have a great time on the road!!

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SHEILA-45 7/27/2012 12:07PM

    Sun screen should be a must! Protect yourself from sunburn. I would tie my hair back too; don't want it to get all in tangles. Have fun on your ride. And as others said go for a dry run first. Enjoy! emoticon

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JKPONYGIRL 7/27/2012 12:05PM

    bring a pair of shorts to change into at the fair if it is very hot. and just relax and have fun!

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KATHRYNLP 7/27/2012 11:41AM

    NEVER wear shorts on any bike. The manifold gets super hot, and most people get 3rd degree burns from it, if the bike falls on you. I'm sure your bro is the right guy to guide you here. Oh yeah.. don't lean too far when you do corners.. etc. I'd suggest a couple practise runs before you go on the highway! Wear sunglasses if your helmet doesn't have the face guard! And have fun. I love riding.... emoticon emoticon

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RCKYMTNWMN 7/27/2012 11:36AM

    jeans for certain. It will protect your legs from all sorts of possible trama. For safety, there are really hot metal pipes just under where you sit, flaming hot metal pipe on your inner calf will hurt, jeans will help protect if you brush up against it while getting on or off.
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For any one on maintenance.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I am starting my maintenance phase today. Looking for any advice. How was your transition to maintenance? What was the easiest thing for you to do? What was the most difficult?
I have read most of the articles on maintaining weight from SP (good info) ......looking for some real life experiences...
Thanks for stopping by and helping a fellow "Sparker".....Hugs to all who read this.

  
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JUSTA123 7/25/2012 9:03AM

    Can't help you there, I am one of those people that have to watch everything I put into my mouth, choices are bad for me I lose control, I think it's just to many years of just not caring. I wish you luck and I think maybe joining one of the maintenace groups would help.

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 7/19/2012 11:03PM

    I've been "practicing maintenance" (read: on a plateau) for a year. What I've found is that I still like tracking every day and I LIKE eating healthy. I can finally eat unhealthy food in moderation (most of the time - except pizza! Ack!) The key is to still be vigilant and picky about what you're eating. Maintenance is not a license to eat anything you want again. It's just a LITTLE more food each day. Good luck!

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SHIRE33 7/19/2012 10:56AM

    Maintenance -- I'm great at losing weight and an abysmal failure at maintaining it. From what I've read, I know I will continue to track my eating and esp. monitoring calories, once I know how many I need. I have an Exerspy arm band that tells me how many I burn each day. I got it after I'd lost 50 pounds just for the express purpose of learning to balance calories in and calories out for the eventual maintenance phase.

I also intend to keep up my exercise classes and running. I'm careful to run just 3 days a week for an hour. Some people get caught up in longer and bigger running goals, like half marathons and up, but all I want to do is to stay healthy enough to run regularly. I may do a mini-triathalon next summer, but no extremes. Just consistency.

Here's to our success!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/16/2012 4:45PM

    Wish I could help but I have a long way to go. My plan is to continue to eat health food and exercise.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 7/16/2012 11:39AM

    emoticon Barb. That is fantastic. When I hit maintenance I know who to go to. The 2 Barbs. emoticon

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 7/15/2012 1:21PM

    Congrats on your great achievement. I lost 55# 10 years ago only to regain 53#. Now I've lost 40# with a bit more to go and am nearing maintenance too. I feel just as you do ~ fear of joining the 95% failure rate of those who gain it back. I want to be a 5% lifer, never to gain it back again. Last time I did the loss solo. This time I have SP and I think that's the magic ingredient. With all of the education, facts, data and SUPPORT you'd have to go out of your way to fail. Just hang on tight to SP and I'm sure you'll be fine. You have the recipe for success, just stay the course. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/15/2012 1:03PM

    Maintenance is a whole different lifestyle. I still
track daily. If I start gaining, I reevaluate what
I have been doing and get back to my "new"
normal. I give myself about 5 pounds leeway
but usually keep it to 2. Best to adjust slowly
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FELINA 7/15/2012 11:08AM

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on reaching maintenance !



I hit my goal about 4 years ago and have been on maintenance since, with some weight fluctuations along the way.

When I first hit goal the hardest part was switching from trying to lose to trying to maintain, figuring out how much I could now eat without gaining. I had a fear of regaining all the weight. I did initially regain a few pounds, and eventually settled into a 7 pound weight range that I've stuck with for most of the past 4 years.

The easiest part of the transition was realizing that I like my new healthy way of eating. I continued using my food journal off and on, still do whenever I feel the need. I weigh weekly and keep up with my exercise. If my weight starts creeping up I start counting calories again. I promised myself I would never regain that lost weight and I'm determined to keep that promise.



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JACKIE542 7/15/2012 11:06AM

    There is a maintenance spark team. I bet they have lots of ideas. emoticon emoticon

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FLEURGARDEN 7/15/2012 10:36AM

    Congratulations on reaching goal!

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TAMPATINK67 7/15/2012 9:39AM

    congrats on your success so far!

I've lost over 100 before - gained it back plus and am down 90+ this time with another 40-60 to go...

I'm also very concerned about maintenance - because I never want to be in the losing phase again!

You can do this!!!!

Not sure how you lost the weight, but I've tried to make lifestyle changes. That will enable me to hopefully continue the lifestyle without 'regaining' weight. Previously, I would go on a diet, lose weight, go off the diet and regain.

Again - CONGRATS!!!!!

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    Congratulations on reaching maintenance!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WooHoo....I reached goal today!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Although I am doing THE happy dance and my SMILE will be big all day, I will admit this is only a milestone in this journey. some say, "now the hard part begins"....I say I'm up for the challenge.....I have been able to change a number of old habits into healthy lifestyle choices. My plan is to continue on the course. Remembering the ups and downs that got me here, along with those learning experiences. Using them as stepping stones to what lies ahead...Today is my normal "rest" day from my exercise routine, however, I may need to jump on the ole "dreadmill" (too hot to walk outside) just to curb some of this "happy" energy.
Thanks for stopping by. Hugs coming your way! Let's all celebrate our accomplishments today. WE are worth it!

  
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GEMINI-SKY 7/16/2012 7:51AM

    You ARE AWESOME !!!!
I'm Smiling all over my face for YOU !!!!

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JUDITH316 7/16/2012 12:28AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm celebrating with you on your accomplishments...Keep up the great work emoticon emoticonand YES emoticon Together 1 day and 1 step at a time...

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GOOZLEBEAR 7/15/2012 10:10PM

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THINAGIN2 7/15/2012 5:53PM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal! I hope that you are celebrating and rewarding yourself for a job well done!
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LINDAKAY228 7/15/2012 1:44PM

    Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you!

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JKPONYGIRL 7/15/2012 12:27PM

    We are worth it!!

great job on reaching your goal.
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SHEILA-45 7/15/2012 10:56AM

    emoticon emoticon Congratulations on reaching your goal, job well done! I'm sure you'll be doing the happy dance all day and into tomorrow too! have fun ... emoticon

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FLEURGARDEN 7/15/2012 10:37AM

    Congratulations! Doing the happy dance with you (and burning a few extra calories in the process, I hope).

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EFFIEANNIE 7/15/2012 9:48AM

    Wow, congratulations to you. Enjoy the day and celebrate BIG! emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 7/15/2012 9:36AM

    emoticon emoticon Oh What A Feeling!!!

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Just a few thoughts......

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I haven't written a blog in awhile so I thought I'd put down just a few thoughts.
: the heat wave we've been having has ceased for a couple of days....our winter was a mild one and June's temps were more like August's usually are...can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of the summer. Who said "there is no global warming" ?

: trying to stay creative in the kitchen, here's a couple of examples.
- for a treat/dessert yesterday I took 1/2 cup strawberries topped it with a 100 cal. YoCrunch cheesecake yogurt, sprinkled a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips along with the crumbly topping from the yogurt - what a refreshing way to end the day.
- for lunch today I took a left over chicken thigh (boneless, skinless) pulsed it in the food processor: to it I added some summer cole slaw (confetti style slaw with chopped tomato and cukes) Put the chicken salad on top of a bed of baby greens that I mixed with some lemon juice - topped that off with one crumbled tortilla chip (for some extra crunch) Yummy - if I don't say so myself..
- My newest find for my popcorn "fix" is "Angie's" Kettle carmel corn. 2 1/3 cups = 150 cal.
- still drinking Arnold Palmer's Zero half and half (thank you JUSTA123) If you are not familiar this is 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 iced tea...with zero cals.

: And my last thought for now, hopefully not jinxing myself.....I am one pound away from my goal...been reading all the articles I can find on the best approach to maintaining my weight loss.....I feel like I will be closing another chapter in this journey to a healthier lifestyle. I do know that if I continue with my portion control (within my calorie range) and my soon to be revamped exercise routine (starting classes at the Y next week) plus being in touch with all of my Spark friends I can do this, just like I was able to take off 49 soon to be 50 #s.

Hope every one is having a good day and making healthy choices....after all it is up to each and every one of us to stay accountable for our actions.
Thanks for stopping by and HUGS to all who read this.

  
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ESYLVANTUTOR207 7/15/2012 9:24AM

    Well Barb..I just spotted this blog today....don't know how I missed it before......but since I was so late in reading it, I also saw that you already met your goal! emoticon

That is just fantastic! 51 pounds down and at your desired weight. So exciting! emoticon

It must feel sooooo good. I am so happy for you. You are amazing and you give me hope every day as I look at your weight loss journey.
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I know, like all of us, you've had your ups and downs but in the end you stuck to the plan and came out on top! Congratulations, my friend! Sending you a great big hug!
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KARYN03 7/13/2012 9:47PM

    Awesome news! So glad to hear you are doing well. Keep it up. You inspire me!

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MILLISMA 7/11/2012 9:17AM

    Great blog, Barb! I love to do things with yogurt. I take some plain Greek yogurt and mix in a package of sugar free cocoa mix. Almost like having chocolate ice cream but with fewer calories and more protein!

How exciting that you're only one pound away from your goal. emoticon emoticon

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SCHOOLCOOK2 7/11/2012 9:14AM

    emoticon I hope one day to be able to say the same. Goal made! It is so great to be able to feel good about yourself. The hard work will begin soon when you have to work at staying at that confortable weight. Love yourself and all is made possible. So proud of you.

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KATHRYNLP 7/11/2012 9:06AM

    emoticonwith the 'almost there'... now the hard part comes. Without a goal, we seem lost. All I can say is try to keep focused. Loved your chicken salad! emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/11/2012 8:06AM

    Almost there- emoticon
DS loves his Arnold Palmer and buys it by the
case. Of course, mom pays for it LOL!
Loved all the creative food ideas. Something to
ponder and try soon. I know where you are
coming from with the weather. Our grass is
as dry as in a normal late September.
What is next? Who knows!

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NSTARSMITH 7/10/2012 11:43PM

    Oh, yeah, your creative recipes sound yummy! Thanks for sharing. And the imminent goal is absolutely fantastic! I admire your success and am hurrying along not too very far behind! Woo Hoo!!

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HUMBLERUNNER 7/10/2012 9:53PM

    One pound to go?! How exciting. I know you can do it. emoticon

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SHEILA-45 7/10/2012 9:05PM

    Congratulations on reaching the big 50 and moving forward to maintenance! That's wonderful. emoticon

Your YoCrunch cheesecake yogurt w/ mini chips sounds decadent. If only the mini chips were sold by the tablespoon...I can't keep chocolate in the house for long; it's just too tempting.
Enjoy your success! It's time to celebrate
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JUDITH316 7/10/2012 8:27PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on your weight loss, good job, keep up the great work, I stand with you cheering you on your journey, I also love your yummy creations, the chicken one is similar to a chicken salad I make in my food processor, thanks for the other suggestions, for sure I'm going to try them out...

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EFFIEANNIE 7/10/2012 8:24PM

    You can be creative and still lose weight. Your creations sound yummy! Congratulations on your weight loss!

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MAUITN 7/10/2012 5:51PM

    emoticon and Way to Go on the weight loss.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/10/2012 5:37PM

    Good job on the weight loss and excellent choices. I hope you reach that goal weight very soon. Congratulations!!

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BEARGODDESS 7/10/2012 4:37PM

    emoticon to you too! You're doing amazing! Congratulations! Your strawberry yogurt snack sounds delicious and global warming has never been more obvious.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 7/10/2012 4:12PM

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TLRANEL 7/10/2012 4:10PM

    Amazing! Congratulations! I like that you're researching and planning for maintenance. I think that is so important!

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