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Gone all VEGGIE!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Yes I did I know as of today have not eaten any meat of any kind in 3 months..
WELL I will tell you yes I did put some weight on was really upset about it but get this, went to my Dr, she told me not to worry it will take time for my body to get use to it..well she was so right..
So far as of today I have lost 8.5 lbs YAY
I feel great don't miss nothing don't have any cravings nothing at all just like when I went on the low - carb way took some getting use too.
I am a cook which I do for a living yes I have to cook meats but it don't bother me at all everyone has there way & if I want to not eat another animal in my life I am ok with it..
I sleep better at night really I do, I have always wanted to do this so I did..
SO it is whole foods for me fresh or frozen veggies & veggie burgers are great love them..NUTS & salads YUMMY..
NO my nose don't wiggle like a rabbit
So what you waiting for give it a try see how you do..

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1STEELERLADY 9/12/2013 10:54AM

    I went partial vegetarian back around 1999...I didn't eat red meat or dairy for 6 years! Then one day, I decided I wanted a hamburger and that was the end of that.

I did feel great but I also felt great on low-carb too. I think any way of eating that is healthier than just eating whatever you want to whenever you want to is good. And consistency is the key to success.

So whether it be, vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, low-fat, low- calorie, as long as you stick with it, you should feel better and see results!

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SLENDERELLA61 9/12/2012 7:51PM

    Congrats on your healthy way of living! I'm thinking about going veggie myself. The book "Eat to Live" was recommended to me. Have you been following a specific plan?? Congrats on the weight loss, too. -Marsha

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_LINDA 9/12/2012 7:24PM

    Wow! That is fabulous!! Well done! I never would have guessed you would have gained any weight the way you work out, and have other heavy chores to do! Are you sure it wasn't just muscle mass??
I have loved my vegetarian lifestyle for most of my life. I just never got into meat, it didn't have any appeal. Mom's big turkey supper was about it (but I really just wanted the dressing ;))
I am not a cook and prefer mostly raw, but of course bake the sweet potatoes and the like. Love the root vegetable season now. Mom made me a scrumptious veggie bake with curry using rutabagas, turnips, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, was so colorful and so good!
Welcome to the wonderful world of veggies!!!
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QUEEN-EYDIE 9/12/2012 6:00PM

    8.5 pounds is a lot--that's great!

Just curious, did your doctor recommend a veg diet for you?

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Eating more healthy

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

OH I have at last been not eating the only meat I would is Chicken..
For the last 6 weeks I have been eating nothing but meatless foods veggie burgers & whole foods, fruits & whole grains nuts so on..
I really feel the difference in me I feel more energy..
Seems like you have to eat more of the good stuff to get my calories for the day but hey at least it is HEALTHY not bad stuff!!!
I love this new way & YES I am sticking to it..
OH plus no dairy at all Almond milk unsweetened kind ..

Give it a try you will see for yourself it is a good thing to do for you..
I did this slow at first only ate 4 chicken meals a week & went lower from there, don't miss NOTHING AT ALL!!!
Am very satisfied too!!!

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LOPEYP 8/1/2012 8:13PM


Have you seen your new plan reflected in the scale?

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ROCKMAN6797 8/1/2012 7:21PM

    It is rather amazing the change that takes place, isn't it?!
Good for you and continued success!


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TAMPATINK67 8/1/2012 9:45AM

    So... Are you now vegan? or vegetarian?

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Yeah it sure is Summer, I have been beyond busy too busy that only wish there were more hours in a day to finish what I want to get done..
I work also on every weekend so fun time has to be on a week day which will happen this Tuesday, yup going to a water park with my besties & her daughters, & my hubby..
This will be my get away till we take our cruise in Feb that will be 9 days GONE..YAY away from it all!!!!

So my Spark family, I hope all is having a great Summer keep hydrated in this heat we all are having.. Pray for our Farmers too.

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_LINDA 7/14/2012 1:01AM

    Its about time you had some kind of vacation away from all the work!!
Enjoy the water park!!
Yes, its been one hot summer so far. I need two water bottles to make it through one workout class in my non airconditioned facilities. In the frozen North, A/C is considered an unnecessary luxury. None of the public fitness facilities have A/C here. I am getting up to 22 cups of water by mid afternoon!! The sweat just pours out of you!!
Have a fabulous weekend!

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KEKEIKO 7/13/2012 2:19PM

    Yes, very hot but I love it! Much better than that cold white stuff.

Oh a cruise sounds wonderful. You need time away. I'm sure you will have a blast!

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Hines Wards the story about him

Friday, March 02, 2012

Got this info from NFL....

Put a face on the Steelers' modern history, one that represents not only the franchise's glorious achievement but also its attitude and aura.

Art Rooney and his stogie would be an obvious choice, as would Jack Lambert and his toothless, raging scowl.

Mean Joe Greene's glare or Chuck Noll's pensive stare would work, as well.

But there is at least one more mug that deserves special mention: Hines Ward's.

In a smiling pose, of course. Was there any other?

The topic arises in the wake of the Steelers announcing they will release Hines it doesn't seem right to refer to him as "Ward," does it? before March 13.

It is the right move, even though Hines made it clear he'd be willing to play for allowance money. One of the reasons the Steelers perpetually reload, as opposed to rebuild, is that they remove emotion when making business decisions.

They do not believe Hines merits a spot on their roster. Therefore, he is finished as a Steeler after 14 incredible seasons.

In some 40 years of watching football, I can't say I've seen a more complete player. By complete, I mean productive, consistent, tough a factor on nearly every snap.

I don't know that I've seen many wide receivers crack down on defensive ends. Haven't seen any break a linebacker's jaw. Never saw one besides Hines light up Ed Reed and Bart Scott in the same game.

Come to think of it, I never saw one lose a shoe and outrun DeAngelo Hall, either.

That was the big lie about Hines that he wasn't real athletic. True, he was no blazer. But the man played multiple positions at an SEC school (Georgia), including quarterback, and even in his final decrepit season was leaping over Titans safety Michael Griffin to score.

Off the field, Hines spoke his mind. He was a self-promoter, for sure, but at the same time the ultimate team player. You could ask any of the team's younger receivers about how Hines mentored them even as his playing time shrunk.

Hines told us so many times, in so many settings, that "nobody thought I could do it." The saying became a punch line.

But you know what? It was true. When Hines walked into Steelers headquarters in 1998, a third-round pick without an ACL in his left knee, barely 6 feet tall, I'm guessing nobody looked at him and said, "That guy's going to put up better numbers than Swann and Stallworth."

He started out as a gunner on the punt team maybe the sickest gunner in NFL history. How'd you like to be catching a punt with smiling Hines bearing down on you?

If you looked close enough at his tattoos, you could find Hines' motivation. Born in Seoul, South Korea, the son of a black American serviceman and a Korean national, he carried more than a chip on his shoulder pads. It was a boulder.

On one biceps, Hines had a tattoo that read "Junior," the name his mother, Young He, gave him. Divorced when Hines was an infant, she sometimes worked three jobs and 16 hours a day to support him growing up in Atlanta.

"I'm a 'Junior,' but she doesn't like my father," Hines once told me, in typically honest terms. "My father and her don't get along, so she doesn't call me by my real name."

On his other biceps, he had his name spelled in Korean, pasted over ... Mickey Mouse?

"I got it when I was in high school," Hines explained. "It's Mickey Mouse playing football, and that's how I play: I'm like a big kid enjoying football."

The classic Hines quote: "I'm not a T.O.," he once said, referring to Terrell Owens. "I just want to win."

How about your favorite Hines moments?

Mine, randomly, would include these:

>> The time he turned an innocent screen into a violent, 14-yard TD against the Bears in 2005. He caught the ball on the 19 and made a defender miss at the 10 before meeting linebacker Lance Briggs in a high-speed collision at the 5. He buried Briggs and spun around, maintained his balance and carried safety Todd Johnson the final five yards before diving across the goal line.

>> The time he played in a Sept. 9 season-opener against New England after undergoing an emergency appendectomy Aug. 23.

>> The time ... well, any number of times against the Baltimore Ravens, the team that once put a bounty on his head.

Hines knew they'd eventually get him back. They did in the 2011 season opener, when Jarret Johnson laid him out.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Steelers let him know it was time. He is finished, at least in Pittsburgh. Sad for sure.

But somewhere inside you have to make room for a smile.

Read more: Starkey: Hines a Steelers legend - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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1STEELERLADY 4/12/2012 10:48AM

    Sorry I missed this when you posted it. It gave me chills to read it. I didn't cry like a blubbering idiot like I did when the Bus announced his retirement but it is sad and the end of a truly amazing career. He did a lot of great things for Pittsburgh. I will miss his smile and his class.

My tears will flood the earth when Troy goes...


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MONTY68 3/3/2012 5:52PM

    Hi Chris
Thank you for sharing this. I have lived here in Florida since he came to Pittsburgh and really never saw or heard much. But when we got to see the Steelers on TV, the announcers always made us aware of his greatness. As with the other great stars that Pittsburgh has had, Hines Ward will be talked about for years and I would think will make the Hall of Fame his first year.
Again, thank you for this as I had not heard any thing yet down here.

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ASTORRES1 3/3/2012 2:07PM

    Awesome blog Chris!!!
He will be missed this next season!!

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_LINDA 3/3/2012 12:06AM

    Sounds like a tough gritty never give up kind of guy, exactly what you want on a football team!! I guess everyone gets dumped when the powers that be feel their best contribution is over, but at least they could send him out with a big fan fare and thank you for all he has contributed to the team over the years!!
Was awesome to read how the under dog was so successful :)
Thanks for the post!

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GMWSR15110 3/2/2012 12:17PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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2 months sense I blogged..

Monday, February 06, 2012

Well what can I say other than I have been busy with my family & LIFE in general.
I am on here everyday don't miss a day on here I do what I can then off to what I got to do..
This month I will be doing repairs on my other home cause my daughter is moving, her husbands grandmother bought a house for them to live in so she too can live there in the near future, so I will have my work cut out for me in putting new floors in painting carpeting what ever to get this home ready for my Aunt who is turning 80 yrs young this yr & her daughter..
I am so glad that family is moving in, yes I will miss that my daughter isn't living right near me yeah she will be 8 minutes away, but not the same..
I know I will be OK just so much I have too get done..
BUT I will be on here too everyday!!

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_LINDA 2/6/2012 12:51PM

    How nice though, to have more relatives closer by..I don't know where you find enough hours in a day to do your workouts, work and look after your home, then trying to do renos on top of all this??? And still have Spark time?? Do you sleep at all?? LOL
Keep up the awesome work!! You lean, mean exercise machine you!!

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JILLITA55 2/6/2012 9:38AM

    Your family is close. Mine is 1800 miles away. I am also working on my house. New flooring throughout the house and $$$$ is tough! Good luck!

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