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Do You Wanna Relax & Smile!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

If you want someone who will eat whatever you put in front of him and never say its not quite as good as his mother's


......then adopt a dog.

If you want someone always willing to go out, at any hour,
for as long and wherever you want ...


......then adopt a dog.

If you want someone who will never touch the remote, doesn't care about football, and can sit next to you as you watch romantic movies


......then adopt a dog.

If you want someone who is content to get on your bed just to
warm your feet and whom you can push off if he snores

......then adopt a dog !

If you want someone who never criticizes what you do, doesn't care if you are pretty or ugly, fat or thin, young or old, who acts as if every word you say is especially worthy of listening to, and loves you unconditionally, perpetually ..

.......then adopt a dog.

BUT, on the other hand, if you want someone who will never come when you call, ignores you totally when you come home, leaves hair all over the place, walks all over you, runs around all night and only comes home to eat and sleep, and acts as if your entire existence is solely to ensure his happiness


......then adopt a cat!

Now be honest, you thought I was gonna say... marry a man, didn't you?

You...

........have a GREAT Day!!!

Blessings,
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STEPHANIE0904 7/17/2009 6:31PM

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SHININGTHRU126 7/16/2009 7:15PM

    Love it! (I knew it was a cat - love their rebellious nature.)
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DUMBELLE 7/16/2009 4:10PM

    That is hillarious!

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5 Diet Mistakes I Make? How Bout You?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

1.Skipping breakfast


Skipping meals—especially breakfast—may seem like an easy way to slash calories from your daily intake, but this thinking backfires in a big way. People who skip breakfast overeat and make poorer food choices during the rest of the day.

Fast fix: Bypass the high-fat breakfast sandwiches or doughnuts. Opt for whole-grain muffins, crackers, toast or rolls; yogurt and fresh fruit; berries on whole-grain cereal; an egg wrapped in a whole-wheat tortilla; or a fruit smoothie.

2. Cutting all carbs

Eliminating an entire food group like carbohydrates from your diet may result in eating too much meat, protein and foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Low-carb dieters often eat too few fruits, vegetables and whole grains, missing out on important antioxidants, fiber and other nutrients. Following a low-carbohydrate plan can lead to kidney stones, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, bad breath, fatigue and nausea.

Fast fix: Include healthful carbs in your diet like fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and skip the refined sugars like white breads, pastas and white rice.

3. Drinking too many liquids

Because people often mistake thirst for hunger, staying well hydrated is one way to keep overeating in check—but watch those liquid calories. If you’re downing a lot of juice, milk, soda or other beverages each day, you may be consuming far more calories than you think.

Fast fix: Water is the best option to meet your daily beverage quota. Try sparkling or flavored water or squeeze a wedge of lemon, lime or orange into your glass. Choose low-fat or nonfat milk, diet soft drinks and unsweetened teas.

4. Shunning snacks

Eating one or more healthy snacks each day can help your weight-loss efforts by keeping hunger and binging under control and providing much-needed nutrients and fiber.

Fast fix: Think of your snacks as mini meals and plan them with balance, variety and moderation in mind. Try cut-up raw vegetables or fruit; low-fat yogurt; fat-free pudding; popcorn; pretzels; a sliced apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter; a small baked potato with two tablespoons of low-fat yogurt and Cajun seasoning; or whole-grain crackers, crisp breads or bagels with fresh fruit, hummus or low-fat cheese.

5. Sticking with strictly cardio workouts

You may be watching your calories and running regularly, but you’re missing some serious calorie burning if you’re not weight training, too. By training your muscles to become stronger, you build and maintain muscle mass, which helps control body-fat composition and burns more calories—even while at rest.

Fast fix: Do strengthening activities—like lifting weights, using resistance bands, doing push-ups and sit-ups or heavy gardening or household chores—two or three times a week.


Everyday, I work hard to correct these bad habits. Some times I win & some times I lose but at least I'm still in the game. Blessings, Dee
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SHININGTHRU126 7/16/2009 5:45PM

    Love this - I'm mostly guilty of #1. I'm paying for it today...
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STEPHANIE0904 7/15/2009 3:45PM

    Great blog Dee but then I always love your blogs. I actually am doing much better at most of these. Since I started my migraine preventative meds it actually has changed my taste buds so that soda now has a metallic taste which mean I don't drink it so I drink tons of water now. My biggest problem is not enough cardio (I do get strength) and I am working on that. I've actually started a walking program this week!!!! Hope you're having a great week.

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THEBOOKBINDER 7/15/2009 11:19AM

    Love this Blog, Dee you are just plain awesome!

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MRSGOFARR 7/14/2009 9:44PM

    LOve this. You are a gift on this page. I have told so many about you!

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SLCB1023 7/14/2009 9:24PM

    One thing you might add is not having a plan. I always need to have to have a plan for any problem eating situations. Planning to have my lunch ready for work, planning to eat before I go to a party, planning to have safe snacks in my car or at work for those situations when I might need something, planning to have MY foods available in the freezer in case I am too tired to cook. PLANNING is key to any food and exercise program. emoticon

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BEXNEW 7/14/2009 9:17PM

    YES!! I have been guilty of all of these things at one point or another. I find SP a reall education - I have modified my thinking on breakfast and carbs!
Thanks a lot for taking the time to post this.

cheers.
BEX

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LASHARINK 7/14/2009 8:48PM

    Wow Dee, Thanks for taking the time to post this blog. Looks like a lot of thought and self-reflection went into this one. I've conquered all of these mistakes and have been eating 6 small meals a day which encompass healthy eating. Recently added weight training and more strengthening exercises to my program so I hope to have good news soon on my weight loss. Wish you much success on your journey.

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LEEPFROG95 7/14/2009 8:46PM

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great blog...wonderful INFO... well put

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SUSAN134 7/14/2009 8:46PM

    I always eat breakfast now, tend to go over on my carbs as I eat a lot of fruit and veggies in a day. Since starting SP, I'm drinking water like never before and staying away from diet sodas, etc. I'm now having a snack late afternoon - I was having probs with low blood sugars at this time (even after
reducing my insulin)). I've found that 24 almonds and 30 grapes appease my hunger and keep my blood sugars from crashing. The exercise, I'm still working on.

Great blog post and reminders!

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Make It Happen Monday!

Monday, July 13, 2009



So let's start the week off with the quickness & oh don't forget to stretch?!



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SHININGTHRU126 7/14/2009 7:42PM

    Love it!

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STEPHANIE0904 7/13/2009 3:15PM

    Love your happy and motivational thoughts!!!!

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MRSGOFARR 7/13/2009 12:01PM

    And know that everyday is an opportunity and a day to make better choices. you will get your goals if you never give up.

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TANYA210 7/13/2009 11:31AM

    You are a very motivation person. I love it.

Tanya

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Sunday Slow Dance

Sunday, July 12, 2009


SLOW DANCE

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,"Hi"
You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.

The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift.....
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower

Hear the music

Before the song is over.

Enjoy Everyday! God bless & keep you always!

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MACGIRRL 7/13/2009 1:22AM

    Reverberations Majorly. emoticon

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STEPHANIE0904 7/12/2009 8:37PM

    I too am many times guilty of many times not really listening to what people are really saying and really enjoying the moment. I need to slow down. I'm not very good at being still and relaxing.........thanks for sharing this......

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MRSGOFARR 7/12/2009 6:21PM

    wow, this made me sad a bit. i definitely am guilty of some of those things. but thank you for sharing this. i will reflect on it.

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Feeling Like a BBQ. AGAIN!

Saturday, July 11, 2009



I know we just had Independence Day & all but its summer & I don't wish to stand over a stove slaving a way to cook. So what are my options, hum? Well, I could go out & eat a very expensive meal with no leftovers or go to McDonald's or Wendy's for an inexpensive meal but hard to reheat. OR:



I'm gonna go with the an old fashion outdoor bbq, why? Because my husband does all the grilling!

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STEPHANIE0904 7/11/2009 8:20PM

    ha - that's what happens here as well - Kenyon does the grilling. I do the salad and he does the grill. Enjoy........

Enjoy your weekend.

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TANYA210 7/11/2009 7:43PM

    Sounds like a good plan to me.

Tanya

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