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New inspiration from the Biggest Loser

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Well, saddle me up and put me in the gym, buckaroo...
that is one fine trainer!

Dolvett and Bob know what it takes to lose weight and get fit - Anna is learning.

Looking forward to watching this season! Yum!

  
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PATTIE441 9/30/2011 10:45PM

    Woo Hoo! Oh yes!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUGARPUNK52 9/29/2011 5:08PM

  Good-looking man.Makes ME want to watch.

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CAROLJ35 9/29/2011 3:39PM

    Never watch much TV, but you make it sound interesting!

Thanks for sharing!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/29/2011 6:43AM

    I agree- EYE CANDY, YUM!

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IAMDESSIE 9/29/2011 12:51AM

    emoticon emoticon they would surely get a lot of ladies in the gym. They are some eye candies emoticon emoticon emoticon
It is emoticon out time with them around.

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ILOVEPEOPLE 9/28/2011 9:21PM

    Ohh My!

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KAREN_NY 9/28/2011 3:18PM

    Wow - I need to get cable again. LOL!

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CLALIZ 9/28/2011 2:40PM

    emoticonNice looking trainer!
I agree, the guys aren't afraid to yell and push the contestants, and Anna, I think she tries but seems a little too sweet when trying to get her team to do things like "come on push" as opposed to the guys which sound more like "SHOW ME YOU WANT IT, PUSHHHHHH GO GO GOOOOOO!"
I think I would definitely want to be training with either of the guys... I wonder what will happen if all of her team is eliminated...
emoticon I hope it doesn't happen... emoticon

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MOMONTHERUN1 9/28/2011 12:41PM

    emoticon Thanks for showing me a pic of a hottie! Made my day!

Lianne

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SLEEPYDEAN 9/28/2011 12:40PM

    hehehe Yeah he has created quite the stir. I actually kinda like An-na but her poor team is looking pretty pathetic having lost two members.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/28/2011 11:56AM

    Well now... I wasn't planning on watching this season, but this might make me change my mind! emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/28/2011 9:46AM

    whoa, wow....I'll take him!

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LALASLAND 9/28/2011 9:42AM

    Wow, that was nice to look at! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TARANITUP 9/28/2011 8:30AM

    Totally agreed! I agree with your assessment of the trainers - I do like hearing Anna's accent lol.

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TRUE-NESS 9/28/2011 8:25AM

    Speechless.

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STRINGI719 9/28/2011 8:24AM

    Oh. My. Goodness. That is just about the finest male specimen I have ever had the pleasure to gaze upon on in my entire life!!! I haven't watched last night's episode back yet, but I was really impressed by his knowledge, attitude, and demeanor the first week. What an amazing human being!

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/28/2011 7:14AM

    Whoa! Eye candy ahoy! Guess I'm going to have to stream me some episodes. emoticon

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LJCANNON 9/28/2011 12:01AM

    SIGN ME UP FOR HULU!! He looks awesome!! And I do like the show, LOL!!
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OJIBWEEQUAY 9/27/2011 11:56PM

    LOLOL! Saddle up doc!!!! emoticon

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CCINDICANE2 9/27/2011 11:54PM

    I have never wanted to be on the show, but after seeing him, I almost signed up! :)

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PIXIEMOM13 9/27/2011 11:51PM

    I really wish I didn't have to work Tuesday nights -- I can't see the show when it airs. But thankfully hulu to the rescue! ;)

And between Dolvett and Bob... yum.. enough eye candy to keep me happy! :D

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DETERMINEDJANET 9/27/2011 11:49PM

    Yep...truly a joy to watch! LOL I really like Dolvett's approach with the contestants too.

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one step forward, two steps back...

Monday, September 26, 2011

I think I caught a case of food poisoning. I ate some baby carrots, then steak and potatoes, and I've been suffering ever since. Hope it only lasts a day, and the cramps let up. Keep me in your prayers! Being sick is hard! emoticon

  
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IAMDESSIE 9/26/2011 11:59PM

    Feel better emoticon

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STRINGI719 9/26/2011 9:30PM

    Hope you are feeling better this evening!

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/26/2011 1:20PM

    Sure hope you feel better soon, it isn't any fun being that sick

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LALASLAND 9/26/2011 9:31AM

    Oh, I sure hope it passes soon! That is a terrible, yucky sickness, but at least it passes fast! emoticon emoticon

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DRB13_1 9/26/2011 8:32AM

    Thanks for the get well wishes - I'm starting to feel better and was able to drink a smoothie with no side effects for breakfast.

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/26/2011 6:34AM

    Feel better vibes sent.

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SKYFYRE 9/26/2011 2:28AM

    Feel better!

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100 days til New Year's! Getting on Track

Thursday, September 22, 2011

In addition to the wonderful support of my SparkFriends, I've enrolled in the Getting on Track weight loss program at the Duke Center for Living. Our first meeting was tonight - we weighed in, had our height and waistline measured, then had introductions, a lecture, and a healthy dinner. Next week we will begin with exercise before the weekly lecture and dinner.
I'd been toying with the idea of going out to the Biggest Loser ranch (there are two in the US) and realized "I live in Durham! Home of some of the most respected weight loss programs in the world." So instead of going away, I'm trying to use the resources available locally.
We all know the bottom line is eat less, move more. I'd done really well last year training for my first half marathon. However, I got sick around the time of the event and for a couple of weeks afterward, and had not trained for a similar event this fall. That change in activity really adversely affected my weight - I did this to myself. So now is time to take back control.
I'm setting some high goals for myself for the last 3 months of this year, and if I reach them and see progress, I feel confident I can reach my goal weight in 2012.
Wish me luck!
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SKYFYRE 9/26/2011 2:28AM

    Good Luck, well, actually, Good Decisions in your future! Take control, you can do this!!

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/24/2011 11:09AM

    Congratulations on using Duke University for your classes

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CAROLJ35 9/23/2011 8:23PM

    I know you can do it!!! Is this the rice diet that Duke is so famous for? Doesn't sound like that.
I will be interested in how it works for you as I am only about 25 (or less) miles away and I sure need a shot to get these last 8 lbs. off.

Keep us posted!

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COMPUCATHY 9/23/2011 8:16PM

    Good luck! You definitely CAN do it! Set the mini goals and hit them one at a time, and before you know it, you'll be where you want to be. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon

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LALASLAND 9/23/2011 3:09PM

    You seem like a person who will stick to her guns, and these goals no doubt, are going to get you there! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALEXANDRIA2007 9/23/2011 2:36PM

    Good for you! I am sure you will hit your goals and more!

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STRINGI719 9/23/2011 8:33AM

    You are so fortunate to live in a place where you have access to such awesome resources.
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KARVY09 9/23/2011 8:17AM

    Good luck. I know you can nail it!

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ME_HERE_NOW 9/23/2011 2:57AM

    that program sounds really interesting! might even make some new healthy living friends!!

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NWROSE 9/23/2011 1:56AM

    GOOD LUCK! emoticon

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MJ7DM33 9/23/2011 12:46AM

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IAMDESSIE 9/23/2011 12:20AM

    emoticon you are setting the pace. emoticon

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The Movie Contagion

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Went to see the movie Contagion over the weekend. Being in a medical field, I'd initially hesitated to view it, thinking it might hit too close to home. But the ensemble acting and the way in which the story was told was very well done, and some of the history of prior epidemics and diseases added to the project. It was difficult to see the mob mentality and breakdown in society that can occur in disasters, but it's one of those movies I'll probably watch again and again on DVD in the future.
If you saw the movie, what were your impressions?

  
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ITGALLO 9/23/2011 6:28PM

    I saw it and then Dr. Oz promoted it on his show, saying not "if" but "when." Yikes. There is nothing we can do except live in a box and who wants to do that. We just have to keep ourselves healthy and observe sanitation rules as best we can. Then hope for the best. emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 9/21/2011 5:25PM

    Looks interesting probably get on dvd. The folks going crazy when it is trouble is just our nature. People can act like beasts. As long as we have all things we need we are civil. Some spoke harsh of the folks of katrina. But do we really know how we would act if put to the test?? I pray we will never be tested on that way.

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BABY_GIRL69 9/21/2011 4:19PM

    I always have a fear of viewing such movies cause they individuals feelings to only care about themselves or their loved ones. So I am supposed to do date night this weekend but might see something lighter?

God bless & thanks for review!

Dee

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CATIATM 9/21/2011 12:17PM

    I didn't see it, but I agree: I am always disappointed in people who act like idiots when under stress, and the mob metality is really ugly. Still, these situations are often a time that brings out the best in people, too.

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CHOCSUNDAE 9/20/2011 5:28PM

    This is the movie I want to see now too. It's scary to think about, but that's the reason why I want to see it.

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LALASLAND 9/20/2011 1:44PM

    I value my sleep emoticon, therefore I won't be watching it! emoticonI am such a wimp! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/20/2011 9:13AM

  Haven't seen is yet, but as a nurse it is one I want to see, too. I remember the movie w/Dustin Hoffman -- OUTBREAK. It's scarey to think of what can happen, but without thinking about it, solutioins won't be found!

Glad you liked it. I've got it on my TO SEE list. Now to DO it!

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KARENA228 9/20/2011 8:11AM

    I'm a little silly that way, those types of movies scare me. I guess the whole possibility of it all...

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BEFIT014 9/20/2011 7:06AM

    This is one of the movies I want to see. This and "Apollo 8".

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/20/2011 6:10AM

    Have not seen it yet, but its on our Netflix queue so when it comes out on DVD we'll see it.

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no lottery for me!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

This week I've missed by one space (!) a 500 SparkGoodie points on the bonus wheel and now 1000 SparkGoodie points! Maybe the universe if telling me it takes little step s to reach my goals! emoticon

  
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LILSHINE 9/19/2011 2:18PM

    Great job!

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APRIL_IN_MN 9/19/2011 1:47AM

    One time I hit a 500 SparkGoodies spot and I was shocked and slightly amazed!!! It's never happened again... but I keep hoping!

Here's to big numbers on the wheel!
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HAPPYSOUL91 9/17/2011 11:55AM

    LOL, that happens to me....a lot and I get bummed everytime. emoticon

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RAC1027 9/17/2011 11:16AM

    I hate when that happens

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KARENA228 9/17/2011 11:05AM

    Great way to look at it! All it takes is that 1 spin though so keep on keepin on!

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LALASLAND 9/17/2011 8:52AM

    Yes, I'm always close, but no cigar! emoticon

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LJCANNON 9/17/2011 7:35AM

    emoticonI will try to lookat it that way too!! It seems like The Wheel is determined to get as close as possible to the Big Numbers without actually touching them.

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DUKEFAN86 9/17/2011 7:25AM

    I hate it when that happens! :-P Keep on spinnin'!

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OCTOBER2842 9/17/2011 7:01AM

    Could be, but doesn't it make ya mad emoticon

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