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The Working End of the Hoe and Rake

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Just got back from our small garden after: pulling up dead tomato plants (they froze last week even after covering with sheets and I had pulled all the green tomatoes off just in case..gave some to a neighbor, some to SIL and kept some), pulled up the dead okra plants, bell pepper plants, and jalapeņo plants, used the hoe on some grass that was growing between the rows of multiplying onions and hoed the grass and weeds left. Next came the raking and piling of dead plants to be burned later. We still have turnips and greens to eat in the garden in addition to the onions.

Wheew!! My back thanked me when I finally quit. My DH used to do the gardening, but is unable to any more so I do what I can. We love fresh vegetables and I can and freeze every year. (helps with the grocery bill and we KNOW how they were raised). In January we will plant large onion sets and potatoes in Feb.

Burned lots of calories anyway. Hope everyone has a Super Saturday.

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ROSEWCI 12/12/2010 9:35AM

    MY you're busy! And just think of all those calories you're burning by stooping & bending...& digging & pulling!

emoticon You'll be glad you did it tho!!!

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GATOR12 12/11/2010 8:30PM

    Your last sentence says it all. Love those burned calories. And sure it is hard work but we are strong women and we love the fresh produce. Fantastic for you!!!

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The Power of Positive Thinking/Believing in Yourself

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. Dr. Joyce Brothers

Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. Anonymous

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal. Charles Carlson

I believe in the power of positive thinking. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago and was facing surgery (lumpectomy), I visualized over and over the cancer getting taken out of my body, put in a garbage can, and then I "kicked it to the curb". I am a 2 year survivor and doing great.

Every morning I look in the mirror and say these 3 lines:
1. I look good.
2. I feel good.
3. I weight 145 pounds.
Now if you have seen my Spark Page, you know this is not true (NOT YET anyway!), but I know in time it will be true if I keep moving toward my final goal.

Do not get discouraged at minor setbacks in your exercise routine or scale numbers, fight back with positive thinking and consistency.

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ROSEWCI 12/12/2010 9:36AM

    emoticon to you! Staying POSITIVE is the only way to be!

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Cake and goodies gone...weight the same

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

DH wanted me to put top of anniversary cake in freezer for our 75th anniversary in 25 more years, but I said "No, I want a new cake for our 75th!!" Anyway the top is in the freezer (will take out for company sometime). The goodies are gone (did keep some fresh fruit). Thank goodness, I managed to stay the same weight as last week (the cake was delicious!).

DD took care of the food and cake, and new dil did all the decorations. As soon as I get more pictures I will post on my Spark Page. Good turnout of family and friends and very nice gifts.

Thanks to all the wellwishers. Now time to get back to SP work and a lower number on the scale.

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DECEMBERFIRE 12/7/2010 10:38AM

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GATOR12 12/7/2010 9:42AM

    So glad it was nice time!! And that you maintained!! It has to be a good feeling to know you are getting it and your portion control must be kicked in!!!

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Knee issues and birthday wishes

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

First let me thank all of you for my birthday wishes and Spark Goodies. It really brightened my day!

Hope to get back on the treadmill after a 3 day layoff. I managed to twist my right knee the other day (standing still and turned to move, but my foot stayed on the floor and knee twisted...ouch). Have been putting heat on it and it is not 100%, but much better. Walking seems to be ok now, but steps are painful (and I live in a 2-story house).

Everyone have a great week and even better SP month!!


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CHRYS13 12/4/2010 8:09AM

    Hope you're better by now. Take it easy...healing can take time!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
Chrys emoticon

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GATOR12 12/1/2010 12:41PM

    Good for you for taking it easy. If you decide to try the treadmill, I know you will be sensible and STOP if there is PAIN. Discomfort that might walk itself out, maybe but see how it feels. It's sure not worth being laid up for a time. Brenda

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Birthdays and buckling down with SP

Monday, November 29, 2010

Today is another milestone for me............I am 68 years old. Sometimes I feel it, or older or younger. (depends on the day) emoticon

I did manage to maintain my weight from last week, so now is the time to "buckle down" and start losing again. The Thanksgiving leftovers are gone and I have been checking new SP recipes to try.

Picked up some 3 lb. weights in Wal-Mart on sale, will finish pumping up my exercise ball today (started last week and most of the air came back out since I did not finish and secure ball), and watch video that came with the kit.

Hope all my SP buddies have a "losing" week.

Deanna emoticon

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GATOR12 11/29/2010 9:59PM

    Hooray for 'gone" left overs. You will really enjoy the ball. I know my dau uses hers for a chair at computer some and they keep in living room to use during commercials. I am really getting exercise from balancing. They say any weight training you do is harder thus you work more and BURN MORE CALORIES!! I have 5# weights that I use for my strength training. I'm convinced that is one of the ways I lost at my standstill. I just continued them 3 times a week; sometimes just twice but they really helped. Surprised me!! Others said they tho't I looked thinned, I guess SHAPELIER!!!! HA.HA

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KYMBERLEIGH_C 11/29/2010 10:54AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! emoticon

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MEMARE 11/29/2010 10:17AM

    Got that ball pumped up yet? emoticon emoticon

I know doing mine was a workout in itself!
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Enjoy your birthday! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AZURELITE 11/29/2010 8:25AM

    Sounds like you're planning for a successful week! Congrats on maintaining during a week of food temptation!

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ATMANI 11/29/2010 8:17AM

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ROSEWCI 11/29/2010 7:49AM

    emoticon Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday to you! emoticon

emoticon on maintaining this week! emoticon on purchasing weights! emoticon that leftovers are gone!

Have a wonderful week! emoticon Rose

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