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According to my driver's license, I am a liar.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Don't most of us lie, a little white lie, about our actual weight on our driver's license? I did. Guess what? I'm still a liar. Only now I'm under the weight I told them!

I am so happy! Another goal met - I weigh more than 10 lbs less than hubby now, and counting!

I said I would set personal records in August and I am! I got to change a pic on my page to "I lost 25 pounds with Spark People" It did read 20.

I met my 5% summer loss goal with 10 days left to go.

The consistency thing works! Thanks again everyone, for your kindness and support. Of course it's up to us to do the actual "work", but it's your support that generates alot of the motivation.

I am down another dress size.

  
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GRANNYQUINN 8/12/2012 4:00PM

    That's funny , but really great , I have a while to go before I am ten pounds under :)

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IAM_HIS2 8/12/2012 3:51PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon so happy for you!!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 8/10/2012 11:10AM

    That's so great, awesome, incredible!!!!!!!!
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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/10/2012 7:14AM

    ISN'T THAT A GREAT FEELING emoticon emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 8/9/2012 10:47PM

    Awesome!!

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/9/2012 8:40PM

    WooHoo .... what a great loss !! Roc
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ANIHAKA 8/9/2012 7:40PM

    emoticonit's been a hard road for me anyway. But pleased that you've almost reached your goal.

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LIVINGFREE19 8/9/2012 1:04PM

    What a feeling!
I'm glad to hear you are doing so well!
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DAISY443 8/9/2012 8:51AM

    What a wonderful job you are doing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUZHOLLE 8/9/2012 4:58AM

    emoticon emoticonAwesome news! You are so right, consistency is the key. Thanks for the reminder. emoticon emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 8/9/2012 2:16AM

    I am so happy for you and so proud of you, my friend! Congratulations, keep up the good work. You rock!

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EATVEGAN 8/9/2012 1:16AM

    This is great news and a clever way of telling it. emoticon
Janet

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NOCALORIES 8/8/2012 11:47PM

    Congratulations! for sharing the exciting news. She are making great progress. Best wishes on your next desired goal.

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FITGRANDMA120 8/8/2012 10:53PM

    That is great. I do not think they asked me last time, I think they just put the last weight on there.

Another dress size....imagine if you wore the same clothes for this license as you did for the previous one, big difference. Congradulations

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LIFECHANGER85 8/8/2012 10:53PM

    awesome!! Way to go :)

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SMOKYBLUE1 8/8/2012 10:51PM

   


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Productive Weekend

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Eeee Haw! My mudroom is almost organized! Hubby brought me home some of those plastic, stackable drawers. They are a good size. I put them out on the back porch for now and began clearing things off the shelves and organzing it into drawers. hubby got into the spirit and started organizing his tools and hardware. I think we can finish it up Monday.

I wasn't going to get any more craft supplies til I reorganized what I already have, but tomorrow is the last day of the sale at Joanns. Not only a great sale going on, but an additional 20% off everything at the register using a coupon they mailed me. I promise to organize whatever goodies I have within a day or two. I know that because I'll be going after church the place will be packed and I'll be exhausted by the time I get home.

The craft supplies are a bit of a reward I am giving myself for staying on track. Plus, creating things keeps my hands busy so they aren't putting things into my mouth at inappropriate times.

Yes, this weekend is a productive one.

  
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JAXMOMMY 8/6/2012 11:50AM

    Good for you!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 8/6/2012 11:42AM

    Organizing, not my favorite thing, but much needed here.
Sounds like you had some great motivation.
You are doing so great!!
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KATHYJO56 8/5/2012 2:10PM

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/5/2012 1:03PM

    must be in the air .... even DH was amazed that all day Saturday I was working on something ... he knows how I do procrastinate at times .... LOL .... nice weather cooled down here and will be in the 80's all week so no excuse not to get outside and get on with it !! Roc
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DBELLE39 8/5/2012 12:55PM

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend, hope you find some great craft items @ Joann's.

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GOPINTOS 8/5/2012 10:17AM

    Life feels so much better when things are organized and in their place. Just wish everyone else in the household felt the same :)

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Have a fantastic rest of the day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr. Oz Show Fans Team

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TABBYARTS 8/5/2012 9:25AM

    I had not given consideration to the busy-hands notion of crafting!
Good work my dear!

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KITT52 8/5/2012 7:34AM

    good idea

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 8/5/2012 6:16AM

    I'm glad you're rewarding yourself! Enjoy those new craft supplies!

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NEW-CAZ 8/5/2012 2:49AM

    Great way to reward your efforts and keep active, good plan.
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STESSEDOUT27 8/5/2012 1:09AM

    Sounds like a great weekend to me! Way to go!

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SUCCESS-AMT 8/5/2012 12:15AM

  Good for you. Sounds like you are working on things. emoticon

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AGK3112 8/4/2012 11:42PM

    Wonderful. Enjoy your weekend

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Throw the Beach Ball

Friday, August 03, 2012

Pixi-licious and I have been throwing a beach ball back and forth to each other. It occured to me today that would be a fun thing to do on all the teams.

I'll be throwing a goodie beach ball to a team-mate. The idea is they then throw it to another team member with a little note of hello and encouragement. It's a nice way to meet another team member as well.

Pass this on - we're sure to start a spark movement!

PS Wish there was a snowball icon. We could throw snowballs to each other in the cold months (maybe cool off some of our freinds down under while we're at it)

  
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KITT52 8/8/2012 8:49AM

    this sounds fun

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JAXMOMMY 8/6/2012 12:13PM

    Good plan! There is a snowflake.... Maybe we can throw snowflakes at one another?

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TISTEN23 8/5/2012 10:27AM

    sounds fun!

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TABBYARTS 8/5/2012 9:22AM

    I'm game!

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EATVEGAN 8/4/2012 1:24AM

    Sounds like fun!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 8/3/2012 10:12PM

    What a great idea. I'll look forward to passing it.


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DANCINCAJUN1 8/3/2012 7:01PM

    poor snowball would definitely melt with those temps down south .... sooooo glad I moved up here in the "cool" north !! thinking about being in water is surely a great cool down for everyone ... great idea !! Roc
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NEW-CAZ 8/3/2012 6:43AM

    great idea!

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DAISY443 8/3/2012 6:10AM

    Fun!

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WHERERMY62KEYS 8/3/2012 6:02AM

  Such a simple activity-one i had forgotten all about. Will gather the g children and a couple of balls and head for the garden. emoticon

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Slight Change of Plans

Thursday, August 02, 2012

In order for hubby to be able to do some rare over-time around our anniversary date we have moved up the date of our out-of-town anniversary trip. Seven days from today we'll be up in the mountains.

We'll still get to tour the town, go to the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Museum of NW Colorado, and hike and even camp. Just 3 weeks ahead of schedule.

On our actual anniversary we'll still go out and do something special (I still plan to get into a new dress in a smaller size) and get our photo taken professionally. It has become a tradition to get one every 5 years.

The incentive survives!

  
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LOVETOLAUGH56 8/5/2012 4:59PM

    That's great you are so flexible. I hope you have the best trip ever!

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TABBYARTS 8/5/2012 9:27AM

    Flexibility is GOOD! Loking forward to seeing your photo!

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KITT52 8/3/2012 8:51AM

    enjoy can't wait to see the pictures

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DAISY443 8/3/2012 6:14AM

    Sounds like a wonderful trip! Enjoy!

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EATVEGAN 8/3/2012 3:16AM

    This is great, now you have two anniversary outings. Have fun and let us know about it when you get back. I'd like to see that dress, too.
Janet

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NEW-CAZ 8/3/2012 2:49AM

    I hope you have a wonderful time emoticon

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KATHYJO56 8/3/2012 12:34AM

    It sounds like you will have a wonderful trip and I know that you will fit into that smaller dress that you want. emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 8/2/2012 11:51PM

    I hope you have lots of fun!

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SASSYTHING52 8/2/2012 11:14PM

    emoticon have lots love and fun is main thing

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/2/2012 10:43PM

    you will have a great time the mountains are beautiful, and i know you are going to be wearing that smaller dress, have fun

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First 7 Days International Suppers

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Here's the run-down of the first 7 days of the Olympics. I started off slow as it was a last minute idea. Not to mention the heat. I would have loved to do it up on Italian night, but at least the sentiment was there.

Friday, Opening ceremonies.
emoticon Fish & Chips. Frozen, I almost hate to admit.

Saturday, July 28
emoticonMexican layered "dip", roasted jalepenos, tortillas

Sunday, July 29
emoticon Italian Meatball Subs; salad

Monday, July 30
emoticon Stir fry, brown rice

Tuesday, July 31
emoticon Thai Red Curry Catfish & Sweet Potatos (SP recipe)

Wednesday, Aug 1
emoticon Lamb gyros; garden salad with Greek dressing

Thursday, Aug 2
emoticon Slow cooker Swedish cabbage rolls (SP recipe); Swedish brown beans; Swedish Chocolate Spice Cookies (SP recipe)

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TABBYARTS 8/3/2012 9:53AM

    What a GREAT idea!!! Are you eating borscht and drinking vodka for Russia?

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KATI5668 8/2/2012 1:55PM

    what a great idea...you are the bomb....

what time is supper????

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KITT52 8/2/2012 11:23AM

    yum yum

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EATVEGAN 8/1/2012 11:26PM

    This really deepens the olympic experience. emoticon
Janet

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JAXMOMMY 8/1/2012 11:26PM

    Yummy! It all sounds so great! I'll definitely be tuned in to see what you come up with next!

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/1/2012 10:39PM

    WOW you need to get a job cooking !! Roc
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DAISY443 8/1/2012 3:39PM

    Yum! Really enjoying hearing about these great menus!

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KATHYJO56 8/1/2012 2:18PM

    This is such a fun way to celebrate the Olympics. I have enjoyed them, but never thought of this idea. emoticon

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GENEALOGYGAL 8/1/2012 1:40PM

    What a fun idea! Sounds really yummy! emoticon

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