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FitBit lost...

Friday, March 08, 2013

I just CAN'T believe it! emoticon

Every time I recharge my fitbit, I seem to forget to put it back on. Today, I charged it and got distracted by a grandchild...and forgot it here by the computer. When DH and I decided to take our walk, I remembered it and came back up to get it and put it on.

A couple of weeks ago, the clip for my FitBit Ultra finally broke, so I have been wearing it tucked into the fabric wrist thing, pinned and tucked into my bra. So..after retrieving the Fitbit from the charger, I tucked it into the bag..tucked the bag back in place and we took off. We walked a full circuit of the cow field...I picked up a golf ball, sticks, a rock...lots of bending over along the we had the dog and grandchild w/bike along for plenty of distraction.

When I came back to the computer to see how my step count was doing...I was shocked to see only about 2000 early morning check! What was wrong....then the truth, the Fitbit was gone.

I checked carefully, then went to tell my husband. We re-walked the total walk...looking and searching the ground..mud, grass, sticks..everything the whole way. My sweet husband is a sharp eyed scavenger...but we never did find it. He thought it was probably here in the house..but so far, I haven't found it.

I could just cry..but that wouldn't help. So, I probably got my 10,000 plus steps..and know I have done at least 13 flights of stairs..but that will be my last count (unless I either find the FitBit or can figure out my old pedometer...some may remember THAT one getting lost during a summer clear-the-fenceline project!)

So, now I begin saving up for another one I guess...and will keep searching. It will be good motivation to make that walk again..daily!

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CINA-MINI 3/9/2013 6:35PM

    That stinks! I hope you are able to find it soon.

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CADDYBROWN 3/9/2013 5:58PM

    Is there any metal in them. You could use a metal detector.


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TATTER3 3/9/2013 11:37AM

    I lose everything! Can't keep track of half my stuff. Keep Sparkin'!!

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    Oh Asta! I hope you find it soon!
(too bad there's not some sort of GPS thingy in it to help you find it)

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CELEST 3/9/2013 10:37AM

    Aaaargh I REALLY feel your pain, my old pedometer is with me constantly and I know the simple joy I get from knowing info from it. Hope you can get a replacement soon. My kids are trying to get me to buy a fitbit instead of my old trusty pedometer. Much as I would love one, I just cant spend money on a new one when I have an old one.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/8/2013 10:24PM

    I hope you find it soon emoticon

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CHANGINGEMMY 3/8/2013 9:39PM

    Oh no Asta!!! I'm sorry that its gotten lost. I really hope you find it soon.

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DR1939 3/8/2013 8:17PM

    Oh, that's too bad. Sometimes even when we take precautions things happen.

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    you poor thing!!! I would be totally lost without mine!! I hope you find it

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MA_DIDDLES 3/8/2013 6:59PM

    Ahhh Asta. So sorry to hear. I almost lost mine once. I had it clipped to my pants pocket cuz I was going biking. I decided to water the flowers first. When I got back on the bike, I checked to see if it was secure. The clip was there but the fitbit was gone. It popped right out of the clip on thingie. I did find it, but I didn't have a very big area to cover.

I read in here somewhere that a girl lost hers and called customer service and they sent her a new one. Maybe it wouldn't hurt to call them. It's not like you were being neglectful.

I sometimes have trbl getting mine out of the charger.

I sure hope you find it. I know it it is like looking for a needle in a haystack and probably not very hopeful. Lets pray about it. ((HUGS)) Ma

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"Dogs Welcome"

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I get these emails!!!! Here is another one to enjoy.

" I think every human should get a chance to read this!!!!"

"Dogs Welcome"
A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a
Midwest town he planned to visit on his
Vacation. He wrote: I would very much like
To bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed
And very well behaved. Would you be willing
To permit me to keep him in my room with
me at night?"
An immediate reply came from the hotel
Owner, who wrote: SIR: "I've been operating
This hotel for many years. In all that time, I've
Never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes,
Silverware or pictures off the walls. I've never
Had to evict a dog in the middle of the night
For being drunk and disorderly. And I've never
Had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed,
Your dog is welcome at my hotel.
And, if your
Dog will vouch for you, you're welcome to stay
Here, too."

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CINA-MINI 3/7/2013 3:21PM

    Those are good points! Funny

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CELEST 3/7/2013 3:11AM

    My mom will LOVE THIS because she always takes her dog it or not.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/6/2013 10:38PM

    Love it emoticon

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TATTER3 3/6/2013 9:36PM

    That's me and my little dog!

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CADDYBROWN 3/6/2013 8:20PM

    Very cute!


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FANCYQTR 3/6/2013 7:02PM

    Love it.

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Another reason to drink that water

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I have some ridges that are the length of my thumbnails. I was curious as to whether this is something to worry about or not...after all, things like our fingernails give clues to our general health and sometimes reveal specific issues we need to address.

I have looked this up before, but need a memory refresher now and then. Apparently, as we age, developing vertical ridges is not unusual. One site said that the first thing to consider is dehydration....and recommends drinking LOTS of water to rehydrate from the inside out. It also recommended nourishing the nails with moisture from the outside...topically applying moisturizer especially for nails and cuticles.

So, we DO need to drink that water..even for our fingernails. If you develop horizontal ridges or odd coloring in your sure to investigate..these can be alarm signals to more serious issues.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon I've known that our nails can be clues to our health in many ways, but this is the first time I've heard about hydration linking to ridges! Thanks for the insight!

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VANDYJ 3/6/2013 11:56PM

    Great Reminder about how important water is to our bodies... even down to our nails. It is something I always seem to struggle with.

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GAILRUU 3/6/2013 10:49AM

    I have never heard that! Interesting.

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 3/6/2013 9:50AM

    Water helps with everything, Nails, Hair, Joints, Back even Varicose Veins!

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CELEST 3/6/2013 1:14AM

    I will definitely read that up because I also have those ridges you speak of, and my nails often break in those ridges. Frustrates me because Ive always had strong nails now they are weakening at those ridges.

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BOOKWERME 3/5/2013 11:07PM "ridges on nails" for more info. There are differences depending upon whether they are vertical or horizontal ridges...same with bumps and color variations.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/5/2013 10:42PM

    My nails have so many ridges and bumps. Wonder if it is too much water. They also tell of health issues. Mine have gotten much worse these past few months so hopefully they will help the Dr. figure out what is going on with my system.

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    Sometimes I drink too much water... I have had 13 glasses today and tomorrow is weigh in

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MAJONES1225 3/5/2013 10:19PM

    Thanks for the advice.

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Another email entry...sent to ME by someone special in my life.


A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day,

drinking iced tea and visiting with her mother. As

they talked about life, about marriage, about the

responsibilities of life and the obligations of

adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her

glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance

upon her daughter..

'Don't forget your sisters,' she advised, swirling

the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll

be more important as you get older. No matter how

much you love your husband, no matter how much you

love the children you may have, you are still going

to need sisters. Remember to go places with them now

and then; do things with them.'

'Remember that 'sisters' means ALL the women...

your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other

women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women

always do.'

What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman

thought. Haven't I just gotten married?

Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a

married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely

my husband and the family we may start will be all I

need to make my life worthwhile!'

But she listened to her mother. She kept contact

with her sisters and made more women friends each

year. As the years tumbled by, one after another,

she gradually came to understand that her mother really

knew what she was talking about. As time and nature

work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman,

sisters are the mainstays of her life.

After more than 50 years of living in this world,

here is what I've learned:


Time passes.

Life happens.

Distance separates.

Children grow up.

Jobs come and go.

Love waxes and wanes.

Men don't do what they're supposed to do.

Hearts break.

Parents die.

Colleagues forget favors.

Careers end.


Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how

many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away

than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you

have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life

will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on,

praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on

your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the

valley's end.

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk

beside you....Or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters,

daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,

Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended

family: all bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without women, and

neither would I.. When we began this adventure called

womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or

sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we

would need each other.

Every day, we need each other still. Pass this on

to all the women who help make your life meaningful.

I just did. Short and very sweet:

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LYN-EDWY 3/4/2013 4:26PM

    Thank you have touched a chord....

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CELEST 3/4/2013 1:40AM

    Beautiful. I read a statistic which said that women who have a close relationship with their sisters or a best friend, are less likely to get divorced. Quite a thought.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/3/2013 10:36PM

    I have this too. So good to see it again emoticon

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DETERMINED_ME 3/3/2013 9:31PM

    I've read this before and it's always a great reminder.

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    sometimes i don't like being a man LOL.... very nice

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CHANGINGEMMY 3/3/2013 5:58PM

    I love it!!! So true! We may not even "know" each other but we know we can rely on one another as "sisters"!!!

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The other Power Foods

Friday, March 01, 2013

From Better Homes and Gardens February 2012 Page 160...the rest of the power foods listed (first few in previous blog).

Dark Greens Leafy piks such as kale, collard greens, and mustard greens are especially nutritious when steamed. Serve them with a splash of vinaigrette, or chop and use them as a quick nutrition booster in dishes such as baked ziti and meat loaf.
Good Source of antioxidants, fiber, electrolytes, phytonutrients.

Beans Here's a weet tip: Next time you're craving brownies, drain, rinse, and puree a 15 oz can of black beans with 1/4 cup water and use in place of eggs and oil. Only your heart will notice the swap.
good Source of antioxidants, fiber, electrolytes, phytonutrients.

Nuts For the biggest dose of phytonutrients, nibble whole nuts that have their papery skins intact, such as almonds and walnuts. To control calories, keep each serving to about 1/2 cup.
Good Source of antioxidants, fiber, electrolytes, phytonutrients, unsaturated fats.

OATS In almost any form, this whole grain lowers bad cholesterol and helps control appetite. Try nutty steel-cut oats in a pilaf or use oat flour to replace a quarter of the all purpose flour in recipes.
Good Source of antioxidants, fiber, electrolytes, phytonutrients.

Olive Oil. This kitchen staple has a low smoke point - also the point at which its nutrients begin to break down - so when you're using it in a hot dish, add it at the end of cooking.
Good Source of antioxidants, phytonutrients, unsaturated fats.

Pure Pomegranate Juice Add this swet-tart juice to sparkling water, or blend it with berries and low-fat yogurt for a perfect smoothie. It has three times the antioxidant power of red wine.
Good Source of antioxidants, electrolytes, phytonutrirents.

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CELEST 3/2/2013 7:16AM

    Well I dont care how much better Pure Pomegranate Juice is for me, Im not switching Red Wine for it. LOL Just kidding, I rarely drink so it wouldnt be an issue, except for that super dry taste of pomegranates. I wander if the juice is as dry as the fruit?

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/2/2013 12:32AM

    Thanks for the tip on the olive oil. I use it to cook foods.

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LYN-EDWY 3/1/2013 9:13PM

    Me too. I use four of the six you mentioned....going to check out the other two at the grocery next visit.


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    Thank you for sharing all this information, I know i really appreciate it

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