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“I'm lovin' the 80s ~ Week 2 of July!!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008



Well, I am in week 2 of the 80s grp challenge! The things I do for points!

LOL!

I know this pic is a killer! Very funny! My mom was a hairdresser, so I was the guinea pig!

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CIAMOM 7/14/2008 11:52PM

    Hi! I don't think we've met yet, but I'm on the 80s ML team (I've been absent for a while). This is a great pic - love the 'do! ;) Look forward to seeing you around!
-Becky

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DEBORAH391 7/9/2008 2:15PM

    I think you look adorable! Its so funny though to look back and see how much the styles have changed.

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WORKOUT MOVE OF THE DAY!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Bridge Pose with Stability Ball


This is another effective exercise for tightening, strengthening, and lifting your buttocks. You will need a stability ball for the move.


POSITIONING:
Lie face up on exercise mat or carpeted surface. Place your arms alongside your body or spread out. Position your feet on the top of the stability ball. Keep your abs contracted to hold torso stable.
THE MOVE:
Lift your hips upward as you press down with your ankles and heels on top of the stability ball. Raise your hips off the floor until your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your heels. Squeeze your buttocks together and hold for a moment. Release and lower your hips back to the starting position. Repeat for the suggested number of reps (1 set, 5-8 reps). You should feel this exercise in your buttocks and in the back of your upper thighs.
ADVANCED TIP:
For more of a challenge, try this exercise with only one leg placed on the ball and the other leg crossed over it at the knee. Switch legs and repeat the move.



*If you do not have a stability ball, the move works great just laying flat on your back, with legs folded at knee and lifting buttocks off floor.

  


Recipe of the day!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Chicken with Olives



1 tbsp. olive oil
8 skinless chicken thighs (bone-in)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 onion (cut into wedges)
3/4 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. Kalamata (or black) olives
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
2 tsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. water



1. Warm 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken. sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt and brown on both sides. Transfer to plate.
2. Add onions to same skillet and sauté until golden. Add 3/4 c. chicken broth, 1/2 c. olives, 1/4 tsp. dried thyme and the chicken. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
3.Remove chicken to platter.
4. In a cup, mix 2 tsp. flour, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1 tbsp. water. Whisk into skillet. Boil 1 minute, or until thickened. Pour sauce over chicken to serve.


SERVES 4
EACH SERVING: about 240 cal, 29g protein, 7g carb, 11g fat(2g sat), 1g fiber, 115mg chol, 819mg sodium

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DRIGBET 7/9/2008 2:43PM

    Hey great recipe!

Why dont you copy this and paste it in our cookbook forum on our Wives Club Team page? I don't know if you saw the change I made to the forum, but we have a whole section dedicated to recipes. Just post the name of the recipe in the topic and then it is easy for everyone to look through all our wonderful recipes we share.

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WORKOUT MOVE OF THE DAY!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Push-Ups

The Push-Up is a classic exercise for shaping, developing, and lifting the chest, plus building overall body strength.



POSITIONING:
Kneel with your arms straight but not locked, wrists in line with your shoulders, fingertips facing forward, and your hands slightly wider than your shoulders. One at a time, extend your knees behind you until you are balanced with your knees on the floor.
THE MOVE:
Slowly lower your chest toward the floor. Bend your elbows and keep your palms in their fixed position. When your upper arms are parallel to the floor, press back up to starting position and repeat. Try not to bend or arch your back as you push up. Repeat the exercise for the recommended number of repetitions (1 set, 10-12 reps).
ADVANCED TIP:
This exercise is more challenging if your perform it as shown in picture. Lie chest down, with your hands at shoulder-level, palms flat on the floor. Keep your legs straight with your toes tucked under your feet. Straighten your arms as you press your body up from the floor. Try not to bend or arch your back.

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COUNTRYANGEL64 7/8/2008 7:39PM

    Lifting the chest? What chest? Twas the first to go! LOL

I hope you are having a good week. We CAN do this!

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DEBORAH391 7/8/2008 1:59PM

    Just wondering how many push ups you can do? I can only do about two then fall to the floor. No upper body strength.

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Today in HISTORY!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Important Events on July the 8th:

1663 - King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island
1709 - Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes.
1776 - Col. John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Dec of Ind
1777 - Vt becomes 1st state abolishing slavery adopts male sufferage
1796 - 1st American Passport issued by US State Dept
1835 - Liberty Bell cracks (again).
1889 - John L. Sullivan wins by KO in 75 rounds in last bareknuckle bout.
1889 - Vol 1 # 1 of "The Wall Street Journal" published
1891 - Future president Harding marries Florence K. DeWolfe in Marion Ohio
1896 - William Jennings Bryan 'cross of gold' speech at Dem convention
1897 - Harbor Hospital formally opens
1905 - Part of Angel Island allocated for Immigration Detention Center
1907 - Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
1909 - 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights.
1912 - Pitcher Rube Marquard loses after winning 19 straight games
1947 - Demolition began in NYC for new permanent headquarters of UN
1950 - Leroy Deans awarded 1st Order of Purple Heart in Korea
1950 - Gen. Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief UN forces in Korea
1959 - Maj. Dale & Master Sgt Ovnand 1st American fatalities in Vietnam War
1974 - Yank Shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 innings
1975 - Pres Ford announced he'd seek Republican nomination for pres
1977 - Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs).
1978 - Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus.



Birthdays for July the 8th:

1838 - Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, inventor
1839 - John D Rockefeller, financier
1907 - George W. Romney, Mich gov, housing secretary.
1908 - Nelson A. Rockefeller, (R-NY-gov) 41st VP (1974-77).
1913 - Walter Kerr, NY drama critic.
1914 - Billy Eckstein, Singer
1931 - Roone Arledge, TV executive (ABC).
1931 - Jerry Vale, singer.
1935 - Steve Lawrence
1935 - Vitali I. Sevastyanov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 9, 18).
1937 - Barbara Ann Loden
1940 - Marcia Rodd
1946 - Cynthia Gregory, LA, Ballerina
1948 - Kim Darby, in North Hollywood

  


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