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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010


"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."
Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)

It is all a choice!

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/18/2010 7:09PM

    Love Dr. Seuss!!

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MUSIC2HISEARS 7/18/2010 10:53AM

    Definitely very true!

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LEAKAY59 7/18/2010 10:45AM

    Excellent, Theresa!

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NANAMOM652009 7/18/2010 10:24AM

    emoticon quote and so very true

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JSOL170 7/18/2010 10:10AM

    That's what I call good advice from the doctor emoticon

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ROBBIEMARIE 7/18/2010 8:05AM

    Great quote that says so much about many aspects of our lives.

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MNABOY 7/18/2010 6:19AM

    Great quote to start the day! Thanks

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Happy Independence Day Sparkers!

Sunday, July 04, 2010




Enjoy the day!

  
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MOMFAN 7/5/2010 3:16PM

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JSOL170 7/5/2010 1:26AM

    Same to you Spark Friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JCOLUMBINE 7/4/2010 10:03PM

    Thanks, right back at you!

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MNABOY 7/4/2010 9:10PM

    Thanks, hope your's was great too.

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MNABOY 7/4/2010 9:10PM

    Thanks, hope your's was great too.

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--KREN 7/4/2010 5:07PM

    What a great graphic! SP should turn it into a GOODIE! Karen

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FITKAT2010 7/4/2010 4:50PM

    Treat yourself with respect and don't overdo on the celebration.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/4/2010 3:27PM

    Have a good one!!!

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CAROLYNINJOY1 7/4/2010 2:23PM

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Happy Independence Day! I hope you have a safe & healthy Fourth of July!
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ROBBIEMARIE 7/4/2010 1:31PM

    Happy Independence Day indeed!

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WISLNDR 7/4/2010 12:50PM

    Happy Fourth! Thanks for the Goodie, I'll put it to good use whipping up new things to enjoy!!

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Weekly goal setting

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I am tired of not really making any progress. I have let myself get stuck in a rut. I do really well for a while and then I back-slide and lose what progress I have made. I think I've got maintaining down. Ha!

Soooo..I have decided to challenge myself this week. I have set some goals for myself.
1. Increase exercise to 300 minutes a week.
2. Stay within my calorie range every day.
3. Increase water from 8 cups a day to 10 cups a day.
4. Work on decluttering my home at least 15 minutes a day.

Ok..I am making myself accountable for this and I will check back in this time next week to report on how I did.

Hope everyone has a great week!

  
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CHERKYLE 6/30/2010 5:01PM

    Sounds good! I need to do that!

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JSOL170 6/30/2010 1:10PM

    This sounds like an excellent plan of action. We will cheer you on. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NANAMOM652009 6/28/2010 10:06PM

    YEA, Buddy, I will accept your challenge. The rough part is thw 10 glasses of water.. Plain water NO way will I get that much down a daw. However when adeding a little lemon light(5 calories a glass) I can get it down.

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LEAKAY59 6/28/2010 7:45AM

    Let's just DO IT!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/27/2010 9:05PM

    Great goals!! you can do this!!!!

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BZYBOYSMOM 6/27/2010 7:46PM

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MUSIC2HISEARS 6/27/2010 7:29PM

    These are great goals, Theresa!!!! I am exactly in the same place and really need to get my booty in gear!!!! This is an awesome inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing this!!! emoticon

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CHOCMOM 6/27/2010 4:09PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You can do it and thanks for posting this. I need to do the same today!!

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JACKIE4019 6/27/2010 2:58PM

    I'm looking forward to your next blog and hearing about all the progress you have made.

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GOODGETNBETR 6/27/2010 2:14PM

    emoticon set of goals this week. Looking forward to seeing how you did! emoticon

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LISAALVORD 6/27/2010 1:58PM

    Sounds like great goals. We can do this. I too got in a rut and got myself a 10lb gain because of it.

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VLECKB 6/27/2010 12:06PM

    Those are great, realistic goals. Good on ya!

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FITJEDI 6/27/2010 10:18AM

    "You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee." - John Holcomb

Get out there today and do something FUN that you feel passionate about!! (And tidy the house too .... LOL!)

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POOKAQUEEN 6/27/2010 10:07AM

    Great goals!
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Seasonal eating!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Since I began my weight loss journey I have changed my eating habits considerably. I now love to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. I now go to my local Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings after my walk. I now love to eat seasonally.

I like to enjoy eating what is actually growing currently! It gives me great enjoyment to eat fresh asparagus in the first days of spring. Fresh new lettuces grown locally are a new love. I am now enjoying blueberries. Yummm! I loved discovering pomegranates last fall and I can't wait till they are in season again.

It is also a lot more economical to follow the seasons and eat what is currently growing. There are a lot of websites that will tell you what is in season if you need help. Try it!

  
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JSOL170 6/21/2010 11:42PM

    Farmer's markets are the best. Last week I was told that I got the last of the bing cherries for the season and I will miss them. I'm looking forward to the artichokes though. Yum

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NANAMOM652009 6/20/2010 8:28PM

    I used to be able to get fresh fruit from family on the farm but they are not growing as much since they got older but now I have to turn to the farmes markets. Love it.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/20/2010 7:40PM

    Loved this blog. You are doing great. So proud of you!!

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LYNNES6 6/20/2010 3:53PM

    Think globally, act locally. That's what you're doing by eating seasonally and from the Farmer's Market.

Through SparkPeople, I, too, now love the taste and smell of the fresh veggies and fruit and I'm eating more of them.

Good for you. Keep it up.

Lynne

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ROBBIEMARIE 6/20/2010 12:24PM

    Great way to think about food and nutrition not to mention the budget. I wish I lived in an area more conducive to year round local produce. I always get so jealous when I visit my daughter in CA and can eat so much more healthfully from local food. At least that is easier to do here in the north during summer months.

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LEAKAY59 6/20/2010 10:55AM

    Fortunately for us, our primary produce grocery store has a buy-local program, since the only farmer's market we get here seems to specialize in breads and baked goods, wines, and pillows and crafts! I rarely stop because there is rarely anything I want to buy. There is one vegetable stand that I frequent in the late summer for zucchini and summer squash and fresh beans, but all in all I do better at Hannaford.

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PLAYBLUES22 6/20/2010 9:13AM

    Love the farmers markets

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MUSIC2HISEARS 6/20/2010 9:02AM

    That is a wonderful new habit! I love the taste of fresh fruits and vegetables during their season. And you are right, they are much more economical...and they actually last longer than their hothouse friends.

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FITNHAPPYNOW 6/20/2010 8:53AM

    What a great new habit you have formed. It's great to support your local growers as well.

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Some pics of my walk

Sunday, June 13, 2010



I really enjoy my walk. It has been getting too hot and humid to walk after work so I am only able to walk now early in the morning on weekends. I have to do some other type of exercise during the week. Sooo, I really enjoy getting out and listening to nature and watching the wildlife at the park.



There are a lot of squirrels...they will sit there and look at you until you are right up beside them. Ha!



There are soccer fields and baseball fields one side of the park and the zoo is on the other side. There are several of these bridges spanning the creek between them.

It is raining now so I don't think I will get to walk today. Sigh.

Keep sparking!

  
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JSOL170 6/19/2010 6:10PM

    It looks so serene there... what a lovely place. Thanks for sharing emoticon

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NAESREALITY 6/13/2010 2:46PM

    Nice pics! I agree, it is too hot to walk after work. So I try to do 2 miles in the morning and 2 miles after 8 at nite. Kind of messes with my sleep though. :o(

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NO-EXCUSES 6/13/2010 2:08PM

    I love these pics. It looks like such a nice and calm place to walk. Thank you for sharing! :)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/13/2010 1:30PM

    Great park!! I love them!!

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EYEONGOAL 6/13/2010 12:51PM

    What a lovely place to walk! I use walking videos a lot, but they are not pretty. I would much rather walk outdoors if the weather cooperates.

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VLECKB 6/13/2010 10:58AM

    That bridge is GORGEOUS! It looks like something from Anne of Green Gables or something!

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MUSIC2HISEARS 6/13/2010 10:33AM

    Looks like a great place to walk. I know what you mean about it getting to hot and humid to walk after work. I'm kind of bummed about that one. So, it's going to be interesting trying to find other ways to get my workouts in each day.

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GOODGETNBETR 6/13/2010 9:39AM

    Ashame the weather today couldn't match your scenic pics. Thank God there are so many different dvds out there so we can exercise at home, many for free at most public libraries ;) Enjoy the rest of your wkend.

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PLAYBLUES22 6/13/2010 8:30AM

    Nice walk and great pics emoticon

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WISLNDR 6/13/2010 6:54AM

    It always make exercise time so much easier when there's a pretty place to go! I noticed a couple of pretty places yesterday; thanks for the reminder to add them to my list!

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