Friday, March 12, 2010
I finally took the plunge and joined Facebook. It was shortly after that that I discovered Farmville! It seems as if everyone I know plays it, but just in case you haven't, here's how it works:
You build up your farm by planting and growing crops. You also have animals and trees, and can build buildings. It is a blast!
If you're on facebook, add me! I would love to have more Farmville neighbors. Just search for "Deb Becker". I'm the one alone in the picture wearing a white shirt with little flowers on it (the flowers just look like dots in the picture). It is the same pictue that I have at the top of my spark page. Just let me know you are from spark people and looking for farmville neighbors.
Loving Sparkpeople and Farmville!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Does anyone else have this problem? My daughter and I were comparing notes. I'm not going to say whose spouse did what to protect the innocent (or guilty...ha-ha). But between us, we both have spouses who claim to be VERY supportive of our weight loss efforts. Most of the time they are. They're always there with a "congrats" when the scale goes now and a pat on the back when something goes wrong.
But between us, the following has happened/been said:
"Come on, let's go get doughnuts. One won't hurt you!"
"Let's go out for lunch." "No, honey, I don't have the calories." "Oh, it's just one meal."
"Is that salad all you're going to order?"
They put ice cream in the cart.
They act as if it is a personal affront if you make a healthy meal for BOTH of you to eat instead of making two separate dinners.
"You look fine. Just eat what you want on vacation and worry about it when you get back." (Never mind that vacation last TWO WEEKS!!!!)
"It's the holidays."
"Come on, just have a bite." (Of the most fattening food in the world).
So, I have a question for you guys....do your friends or spouses do this to you?
How do you deal with it?
I really don't want to kill him, I kind of like him (ha-ha), but me and my daughter are both about at our wits ends!
p.s. If I get some good responses, I'll do a follow up blog with solutions for everyone to read!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day. Enjoy this card.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I can't believe it, but looking at the calendar, I must admit that I have another birthday coming up. I then look at my progress in losing weight and have decided on some serious goals for before my 50th birthday (which is next year).
Two of my major goals:
1) To be below 200 pounds.
2) To complete the 3 mile Leslie Sansone DVD.
I have made some progress using Sparkpeople, and while it has been slow, it has been amazing how many different healthy habits I have worked into my life, such as working out on a regular basis. I can also look back at some of the "diet" programs I've tried over the years. None of them worked.
One thing I've learned on Sparkpeople is that steady, healthy change is the real goal. Hopefully, next year, I'll be posting at the same time saying I've reached "One-derland"!
Monday, January 18, 2010
This week on the news, I couldn't just escape the images of Haiti. As I was "playing around" on Spark (I love the teams that have games...in fact, I lead a team that has games!), I realized how fortunate we are just to be in the situation of having to worry about our weight. Yes, it's not healthy to be overweight; and yes, I, like almost everyone else here, am trying to lose weight.
But looking at the people who live in a country that was already poor (the average day's pay was $2), and in the middle of massive tragedy, I realized how fortunate we really are. Not only is food not a problem, it is EVERYWHERE. Grocery stores, restaurants everywhere, in airports, and convenience stores. And we never have to worry about clean water. Even with some of the cleanest water in the world coming out of our taps, many of us filter it even more! (or buy bottled).
This week, while I continue to watch what I eat and try to be healthy, I was also thankful for the fact that getting food on a daily basis is easy and affordable. I was also heartened by the massive outpouring of support. This week, I am reminded to be thankful.
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