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New Year's Resolution

Thursday, December 31, 2009

My New Year's Resolution is simple: to continue my new lifestyle. Continue eating healthfully, exercising sanely and sparking as often as I can. This is my last year of being a working woman and I want to make it the best I can so my DH and I can enjoy a healthful retirement.

I hope to see and hear from you all in the New Year!


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GABY1948 12/31/2009 6:11PM

    I second those goals! Except dh and I are already retired and loving it. Happy New Year to you!

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OURELEE1 12/31/2009 11:18AM

  Happy New Years to you and your family.

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RURAL3 12/31/2009 9:49AM

    Good resolutions Nancy. Mine are the same except I am already retired and DH has 10 more years to go.

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GRANNY1972 12/31/2009 9:21AM

    My New Years Resolutions are almost identical to yours!! Let's make 2010 our healthiest and best year yet!!


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SIMPLE_TAILOR 12/31/2009 8:53AM

    That's a great reason to o this. Stay with it. It is so worth it.

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Life Changer

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

At the end of the year I just can't help but look back at the changes SP has made in my life. I didn't really think about it, but more than my weight and size, SP has changed my emotions. I am not depressed. Having been in a state of chronic depression for more years than I can remember, I now wake up every morning (or just about every morning) happy and looking forward to the day. What a difference that makes. I now have a list of things I want to do and just don't have enough time to do them rather than not wanting to do anything at all. Just a few months ago I was coming home from work and sitting in my recliner until time to go to bed at 8 pm. Now I come home and have supper, walk, work on the treadmill, read, finish up projects, go to the store, call friends, etc. My life is completely different.

This program is a life changer,,,
and you guys are a big part of it. emoticon


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    This is wonderful! :)

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RURAL3 12/30/2009 9:32PM

    Amen to that Nancy. What a difference you have made in your life. Keep on sparking emoticon

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EXTRANODESTINO 12/30/2009 8:28AM

    How wonderful spark people truly is. I agree. Keep up the fun. Tamara emoticon emoticon

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Chaos in the Kitchen

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Since I've been ready about healthful cooking and foods, last night I decided to stop by the store on the way home and pick up a few things to cook. I got the ingredients for a chicken stock, northern beans and beets. Sounds pretty easy doesn't it?

Well, not for me. After cooking the stock with chicken, carrots, onions and celery, I decided to move it to the crock pot to add the ingredients for chicken soup. Turned out the crock pot had a crack in it so I had chicken stock all over my counter, cabinets and floor. So after cleaning all that up I tried to finish the soup and the beans. I just put the beets in the fridge for tonight. Next time, I'll just try one food at a time and Check the pot for cracks! emoticon

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LASHARINK 12/29/2009 7:33PM

    Aw - so sorry to hear about the crock pot. They're definitely a good thing when they work. I did a turkey breast in my crock pot with small potatoes, celery, carrots, peppers and onions for Christmas. Perhaps you can find one with the after Christmas sales. Excellent way to assist with the healthy cooking!!

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GRANNY1972 12/29/2009 5:54PM

    Some days you just wonder why you even bother!!LOL I've been feeling a little "cracked" myself today. Just been going from one thing to another and not finishing anything.I'm sure your soup and beans will be wonderful!!

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RURAL3 12/29/2009 5:25PM

    You will laugh at this on another day. emoticon Did you scream? emoticon

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OURELEE1 12/29/2009 5:17PM

  All you can say is you had a bad day. emoticon

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GABY1948 12/29/2009 5:10PM

    emoticonthis sounds so like something I would do. But then, cooking is definitely not my strong suit! You took it all in stride thought I see! emoticon

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Talk About Cold

Monday, December 28, 2009

Even the dogs didn't want to go outside this weekend! It was really cold. The cabin was cosy with the fire but going out to turn the generator on to refill the water tanks was cold and windy. The snow was blowing so hard we couldn't even see the trees around us. Thank goodness we brought plenty of books and DVD's. I couldn't go out and walk the hills the way I usually do so I exercised to Leslie Sansone and a Line Dancing Video. Not as much fun as trekking but it did the trick.

I read Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal Vegetable Miracle" about only eating locally produced food for one year. She was a little fanatical but I learned a lot about how food is produced and about how many more nutrients are in food that is produced locally, organically and not shipped for miles and miles. Interesting book. It was also interesting that I was able to read all about food and not go off on a binge! Life has changed with Spark People.

I came back 2 pounds lighter and hit my personal goal of being 225 before the New Year!

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GABY1948 12/28/2009 7:50PM

    I guess I will have to check out some of the information you talk about on buying locally grown foods.

Glad you reached a goal...it's very motivating when we do that. We are very cold and windy here today too.

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LOULOUBELLE2 12/28/2009 2:00PM

    Even though it was cold, I am jealous...Would rather spend time at our cabin like that then here in AZ......Congrats on making your goal of 225, guess it's time for you to set a new goal.
Have a Happy New Year, especially if your gong too the cabin..........
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BSTAKINGACTION 12/28/2009 11:58AM

    I just listened to Kingsolver's book on CD and found it really intriguing. Not sure I'd go to those lengths, but they did provide some really good info about how to eat locally and ethically.

Kudos to you for getting exercise in and not falling into "excuses"!

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RURAL3 12/28/2009 9:20AM

    Congratulations Nancy. Way to go on meeting that goal. We got 12 inches of snow over the weekend.

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GRANNY1972 12/28/2009 9:00AM

    Sounds like you came back from your weekend more informed and lighter!! LOL Congrats on meeting your personal goal!! That is awesome!

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Quiet Holiday

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My daughter is working the whole weekend and my son has "other plans" so DH and I will be alone for the Holiday. I could be sad, but I'm not. Thankfully DH and I like being alone together and we are happy we have happy kids who spend time with us when they can - this Christmas just isn't one of those times. We have a tree with presents under it at the cabin and both kids and all the grandkids have already called us today so we will enjoy a quiet holiday together in our mountains with our critters and an extra pup we are sitting for a friend.

May all of you have a blessed holiday with joy in your hearts.

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RURAL3 12/24/2009 8:32AM

    Merry Christmas Nancy. It sounds like you will be having a blessed Christmas in your favorite place. See you after the holiday with renewed vigor and purpose.

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GABY1948 12/24/2009 5:12AM

    I totally understand, Daisy. DH and I are quiet people and have the best times together! I hope you both have the nicest and most memorable Christmas ever!
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BABYFACE26 12/23/2009 10:28PM

    I like your attitude. I am single and live alone. My only relative is a brother who lives fairly close by, but also has other plans. But I am grateful that we have gotten closer just recently. You are truly blessed to have a good husband and animals who live with you, and grandkids.

Congratulations on losing all that weight!
Merry Christmas!

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