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Hummers at the Cabin

Sunday, August 08, 2010


I wanted to share a video my DH took from the porch at our cabin this weekend. It is so peaceful to sit on the porch, smelling the pine trees and listening to and watching the hummingbirds. I hope you enjoy!

  
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WALEB1002 8/11/2010 12:24PM

    thank you for sharing!

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CAMELA_55 8/10/2010 6:09AM

    That was awesome!

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CAMELA_55 8/10/2010 6:09AM

    That was awesome!

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CAMELA_55 8/10/2010 6:09AM

    That was awesome!

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CARLANNIE 8/9/2010 12:53PM

    I love your husband's comments about how many feeders you need - so true!

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RURAL3 8/8/2010 10:54PM

    That was great. I loved it.

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KOFFEENUT 8/8/2010 10:34PM

    Amazing! We have 2 feeders up here in Steamboat, and we STILL have hummers that get territorial, trying to chase off anyone else who wants to drink from "their" feeder. Can't believe what good manners your hummers have!

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AELARLEE1 8/8/2010 10:07PM

    This is a WONDERFUL post! I might watch it several times this week just ot have a chance to feel I am resting at a cabin watching hummingbirds.

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BRAVEONE92 8/8/2010 10:04PM

    Thanks for sharing. We have two hummingbird feeders and we can't keep them filled fast enough. Also, I have pots of flowers on the porch and they love feeding on those as well.
My DH & I love watching them. Sometimes they buzz us, barely
missing our face. They are so much fun for us!

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SILVERSHADE 8/8/2010 9:26PM

  Awesome! We have a hummer feeder up and we get a half dozen hummers vying for slots. I love watching them chase each other around and the way they can harass the other birds. Sometimes one will come up to a window and look in as if checking out what's going on inside the house.

We planted flowers that attract hummers and butterflies and sometimes in the evenings there's quite a crowd of critters around the various flowers. It's great to eat dinner and watch them feed.

Thanks for posting this video.

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LIGHTHOUSEGIRL1 8/8/2010 9:15PM

    Great video...I watched it several times then I had my DH view it also...I love watching them...I have feeders out in my yard but can't seem to attract them. What do you use in your feeder? Is it bought or do you make it yourself? emoticon

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SWALLOWTAIL22 8/8/2010 8:43PM

  Thank you for sharing. I love humming birds. But this year I have only seen one in my yard.

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OURELEE1 8/8/2010 7:54PM

  Thank you really enjoyed it.

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AMBUDMAN 8/8/2010 7:49PM

    I love to watch hummingbirds. Great video.

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Goals to Break My Plateau

Friday, August 06, 2010

Been at the same weight for a month. Here are my new goals.

1. Stay below 1600 calories a day NO MATTER WHAT and
Put my ALL into EACH exercise session.

2. 60 minutes of exercise daily

3. Walk 10,000 steps daily. NO MATTER WHAT

Wish me luck!

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MYGOLDENBOYS3 8/7/2010 8:52AM

    Good luck with your new goals. I look at plateaus as my stablization time at my new weight. It is frustrating though when you stay there too long. emoticon

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DEDICATED2HIM 8/7/2010 8:21AM

    Good luck! emoticon

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CARRIE1948 8/7/2010 7:38AM

    Good luck. Try switching up your exercise as well.

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ABERLAINE 8/7/2010 6:32AM

    Great goals! Good luck. Let us know how you do. emoticon

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THENEWME43 8/7/2010 12:27AM

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KAELBEE 8/7/2010 12:20AM

    Good luck - congratulations on reaching the maintenance part of your journey.
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RURAL3 8/6/2010 9:31PM

    You have determination Nancy. That is much better than luck. emoticon emoticon

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HINOTO 8/6/2010 11:31AM

    Those are totally attainable! Good luck!!!

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GRANDMABABA 8/6/2010 10:14AM

    emoticonGreat goals. I, too struggle with those ups and downs. I hate being stuck, but know as long as I stay on track I will see results....eventually! emoticon

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SLS-NY2IN 8/6/2010 9:49AM

    Godspeed at your new goals. emoticon I have been stuck for a while. I lost and then gained 4 pounds and lost those 3 again but can't seem to loose the 11 th pound again. Glad you have an idea what to do. emoticon

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Dogs are Love

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Here's a link to a video that was sent to me by email. If you love dogs, I believe you will love this.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UojdKXs1f3I

Enjoy!

  
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CALGALFOX 8/4/2010 7:42PM

    That was wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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AELARLEE1 8/4/2010 3:12PM

    Thank you for the little piece of "sweet" in my day!

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LKWQUILTER 8/4/2010 1:09PM

    Thank you. I loved it!!

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LOULOUBELLE2 8/4/2010 12:53PM

    Watched it 3 times and cried...I miss my little 4 footed friend so much. Looking for a tiny rescue, but God hasn't found one for me yet....... emoticon

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CARLANNIE 8/4/2010 11:26AM

    That was great! I posted it on FB so others could share, too.

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ABERLAINE 8/4/2010 10:00AM

    DaisyBell, I couldn't have said it better myself!! God and dog (Jillette) complete my life.

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4ANEWME2DAY 8/4/2010 9:58AM

    Simply beautiful!! Made me cry. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hungry Morning Strategy

Monday, August 02, 2010

After my hike at the cabin yesterday, I was really hungry and ate up a storm -- PB and banana on whole wheat and 2 Kashi bars with a baked apple. oo eee.... Not good. Well, luckily I wasn't hungry at lunch (I wonder why?....) and skipped my afternoon snack. I tallied up my calories and I was already close to the top of my range so for supper I had a vegetable salad with beans and a light vinaigrette with a bowl of carrots, then at bedtime I had my usual lo cal yogurt. I ended up only 100 calories over my limit! This morning, the scale smiled. A year ago I would have said " Oh, well, I blew it. Let's eat" Now I worked out a sensible strategy. Thank you Spark.

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SYNCHRODAD 8/4/2010 12:13AM

    Knowing where that limit is sure helps me (except for today)...

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KAELBEE 8/3/2010 4:28PM

    Working out a sensible strategy. That is something I need to learn to do. Thanks for sharing.

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RURAL3 8/2/2010 11:42PM

    Excellent! Shows how strong and determined you have become. emoticon

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CARLANNIE 8/2/2010 10:46PM

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MAMAV318 8/2/2010 5:01PM

  Great encouragement to others who think they failed and quite !Keep your chin up..start over and keep going on the path you set up to do..Thanks sooo much !! Good job...well done !!

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MAMAV318 8/2/2010 4:59PM

  Great encouragement to others who think when this happens to "give up"....NO...tip your head up and straighten yourself out...and continue on the path you've set for yourself !! Good Job !!!

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AELARLEE1 8/2/2010 11:53AM

    What a great example of not giving up and re-thinking what the goal was. I didn't do so well on Saturday after my long run either. But did well yesterday and today the scale smiled as well. But it is 10 am and I am hungry, but an orange and some water will be good.

Thanks for posting!

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PATTYJO22 8/2/2010 9:26AM

    Great job! You may have loaded calories earlier in the day than usual, but obviously your body needed that and you were smart to manage what you ate for the rest of the day. Result: happy happy!

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PLAYBLUES22 8/2/2010 9:14AM

    Nice job Sweetie and today you are going to kick butt emoticon

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MAMAGOSS 8/2/2010 8:50AM

    Good for you not letting an early binge ruin your whole day!

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SLIMTHICK2 8/2/2010 7:24AM

    Good for you, I learn so much from you guys.

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Things I am learning

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I read a blog entry recently about things learned on the journey. So I thought of a few things I am learning.

1. I don't need to eat as much food to satisfy my hunger as I thought I did. Especially if I eat slowly and wait for 20 min before eating more.

2. I have collar bones and hip bones.

3. My face looks better oval than it did round.

4. My grey hairs aren't as obvious when I am happy and smiling.

5. My back hurts less when I exercise more.

6. Size 16 is an average size for a tall woman, NOT a small size.

7. Eating protein and / or healthy fat with carbs eliminates the after eating craving.

8. I sleep more and snore less without as much weight on my body.

9. Swimsuits can be fun to wear.

10. Life is more fun when you are not tired from eating sugar and carrying around 70 extra pounds.

I'm sure there are more so I am going to keep working (and having fun) on losing the next 30 pounds.

  
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RURAL3 8/1/2010 11:27PM

    I am proud of you Nancy. So far you have come on this journey emoticon

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CARRIE1948 8/1/2010 7:39AM

    Sort of puts things in perspective

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OURELEE1 7/31/2010 2:39PM

  A good list.

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AELARLEE1 7/31/2010 2:09PM

    This is an amazing list!! Not only insightful, but fun and creative! I will remember to smile (I have a headful of gray). I look forward to seeing my hipbones and snoring less.

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KOFFEENUT 7/31/2010 12:57PM

    This is AWESOME!!! Isn't it amazing to be transforming our own lives?!?

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JULIE2719 7/31/2010 10:48AM

    Love this - you are learning fun things!


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