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Getting Ready for the Grandkids Visit

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This morning I started looking at SP recipes for the first time. I am looking for fun, healthy things to make when my 10 and 12 year old grandkids visit next week. I didn't realize how many different recipes there are. I will have to spend more time looking at this part of the site. I am also looking for fun things to do around Denver with kids and have come up with several good ideas. I am enjoying getting ready for their visit almost as much as the visit itself! lol

  
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RURAL3 7/21/2009 9:30AM

    There you go planning again emoticon I haven't had time to look at that part yet either. It seems like it would take me a long time to dive into it. But thanks for bringing it back to my mind. It is great when the planning is fun. Then you can enjoy the experience twice. emoticon

Carol

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First 10 pounds

Monday, July 20, 2009

emoticon I did it! My first 10 pounds! I feel good, healthy, optimistic and pleased with my efforts. Slowly I am learning ways to change what I eat and how active I am every day. I feel supported and encouraged and ready to go for the next 10 pounds. Now, if someone will tell me where I can find the "I lost 10 pounds" icon, I will feel satisfied and not feel like I wasted the last half hour looking for it! lol emoticon

  
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WATERMELLEN 7/20/2009 7:55PM

    Good for you! Ten pounds gone feels great!

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RURAL3 7/20/2009 2:31PM

    Keep up the good work. You may have been a little over your calories but it may have been good food. Keep eating right and exercising and you will get it all off. Just be consistent and don't fret about the small things emoticon

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DAISYBELL6 7/20/2009 1:21PM

    Thanks, Angel Fire. I found it AND posted it. Nancy

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NO_SNOW_BODY 7/20/2009 10:30AM

    congrats on the loss, emoticon emoticon

At the top of this screen, click Community: SPARKPAGES, then click on the button that says "Edit Your SParkpage"
Look for Add to Photo Gallery
There will be a link to either upload your own photos OR look through what I think is called the "success" gallery
you'll find your icons there

CONGRATULATIONS!

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BIRDLEGS29 7/20/2009 9:53AM

    emoticon on the ten pound loss! I had to laugh because I had read your blog from yesterday a little while ago. You were so discouraged about going over your limit on the weekend, and I am so glad you had a good weigh in to cheer you up.

Jean

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Tired

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I came home from my weekend in the mountains tired and a little discourgaged. I thought I planned good meals - even made a penne dish with whole grain penne and measured everything out carefully. However, when I came home and entered my meals on my tracker, I was over by a few hundred calories each day and my sodium is still high. I did really well with the exercise though - I burned 200 to 300 calories each day with my mountain hiking. I'll weigh tomorrow and see how it goes.

  
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RURAL3 7/19/2009 10:37PM

    You did great with the exercise emoticon Focus on that and go from here. Tomorrow always begins again.

Carol

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Hidden Benefits

Friday, July 17, 2009

I lost a pound last week emoticon and so far haven't lost anything this week. I am trying really hard to only weigh once a week, but haven't been able to resist the temptation of daily weighing. I would love to lose faster, but at least I'm losing! I have noticed 2 side benefits of my healthy eating. First, I have lost inches, especially around my middle. Even though I've only lost 9 pounds my body shape has changed and I now have a middle. There is a waist between my breasts and stomach emoticon . Second, I gave blood yesterday and when they took my BP my diastolic was down more than 10 points. This new healthy lifestyle has benefits. emoticon

  
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WATERMELLEN 7/17/2009 8:17PM

    Good for you! Like you, I do tend to weigh every day -- I've found that my weight can creep up and I end up with maintenance problems if I don't do that. But I can go for considerable periods of time without losing anything especially when there's isn't too much left to lose -- and that can be discouraging. So it is very very important to take note of the other indicators of progress!

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GRANDMAZ23 7/17/2009 8:54AM

  Woo Hoo! Good for you!!! It's great that you're noticing other healthy improvements instead of what the scale tells you. But I know what you mean about wanting to weight yourself more often. I have to force myself to wait until my weekly weigh-in on Mondays. I really think that it helps. For example, if I weigh-in on Monday and I've lost a pound, I feel great! So I keep doing everything perfect and I weigh-in again on Thursday, but this time I've gained a pound, I feel awful! I get discouraged and angry, when in reality, it's probably because I had red meat earlier in the day and red meat takes your body longer to digest so it shows up on the scale. Or something similar to that. So even tho it's a temptation to check the scales every day or so, I'd definitely recommend holding off and just doing weekly weigh-ins. Keep up the good work!

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Feeding the grandkids

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Every summer my DH and I get to take the 2 Granddaughter's to our cabin for a week. This year was a rough one for my DD and she has been very stressed and preoccupied so we haven't had a chance to plan the visit. Last night she called and said if I don't mind short notice, the kids could come next week! emoticon Of course I don't mind short notice! Now I have to start planning. I didn't want to plan, cause I didn't want to be disappointed if they didn't get to come. Every other year I was on a gaining streak. This year, I'm on a losing streak emoticon so I am in a quandary. What sort of food should I make for 10 and 12 year old girls and their gramma which will be healthy and FUN! emoticon

  
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GRANDMAZ23 7/16/2009 11:07AM

  Daisy - Nothing should be off-limits as far as food is concerned, but I'd go heavy on the fruits -- they're sweet and most kids just naturally like them. Also good are nuts and raisins, and PB on just about everything! One of my favorite breakfast treats is an Elvis bagle -- PB & banana -- and my grandson (6 yrs old) loves it! Good luck and most importantly enjoy the visit with your grandkids!

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