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Have a Ball

Sunday, February 21, 2010

'Tis the season for outdoor activity(soon, I hope!)! Get fired up with these swing-into-spring stats:

$17-31 - Price of a ticket to a Yankees spring-training game.

11,000 - Number of hot dogs the average baseball vendor sells per season

56 - Minutes you'd have to play baseball to burn off the 297 calories in one dog.

13,500 - Number of women expected to run Disney's Princess Half-Marathon this month.

$81 - Millions of dollars in online sales of fitness-related products in March of last year in the U.S.

3/27 - Date David Beckham's team, the L.A. Galaxy, will bend it to kick off the 2010 season.

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KKKAREN 2/21/2010 7:20AM

    Those are some good numbers!

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Lousy weigh-in

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Well, I had a bad weigh-in on Thursday night. I gained weight and am currently over my range (TOPS allows a range of 3 lbs. over and 7 lbs. under goal). I knew I had gained, but I didn't realize how much!

This proves to me that I really, truly need the weekly weigh-ins and the support of my TOPS group and SparkPeople friends. We had missed the meeting last week.

I am planning to run for leader of my group - that way, I will be much more accoutable and will really have to show up for every meeting!

  
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SVELTINGTON 2/20/2010 1:59PM

    You will do it! emoticon

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PJSTIME 2/20/2010 1:42PM

    Your doing the right thing by catching it now before you gained any more. Great idea about teing a leader to keep you in check. Onward and Downward in 2010. PJ

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LLLAWSON 2/20/2010 12:20PM

    At least your staying on top of it. Easier to loose 3 than 30. That's why I like to do weekly weigh-in. When I don't it slowly creeps up. I told them at the Y they should do weekly weigh ins and charge $1 for it (to help with their fund raising). I told them I would be there every week.
Good luck with runing for leader of your group.

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KAROUSELL46 2/20/2010 12:19PM

    That's a good idea to become leader. You will have to be accountable. Ever since I've became leader in my town on SP, I've done so much better b/c of having to be held accountable....Karen

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DAISES2 2/20/2010 10:31AM

    just checked your ticker,it looks like just three lbs.
you will get back on track,i have faith in you

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CARMEL466 2/20/2010 10:24AM

    Wishing you the best on becoming leader. I'm afraid to weigh because I've been having so many bad days. I know we can do this so let's pray for each other and get the job done?! I'm here for you.

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Happiness

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Act the way you want to feel. Just being friendly will actually make you feel friendlier. I have heard that if you smile, you feel better automatically. People think that happiness is something that floats down on you, but you have to make the effort.

When someone gives you the advice - "Indulge" - that doesn't mean you should go crazy. It means you should treat yourself only in a way that doesn't have negative consequences.

  
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STARRPARENT 2/18/2010 10:08AM

    OH how true! Thanks for this!!

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LLLAWSON 2/18/2010 10:01AM

    I agree. I think it's all in how you look at it. This is one of my favorite quotes - "Happiness is not the absence of conflict, BUT the ability to cope with it." Anonymous. I always think of this quote when things get tough.
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SVELTINGTON 2/18/2010 9:25AM

    I agree. On rare occasions when I feel down; I look at myself in the mirror and force myself to smile. A forced smile looks so weird it makes me laugh and I am out of the blues!

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HICALGAL 2/18/2010 9:24AM

    loved it! emoticon

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Winter Olympics

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I absolutely love to watch the Olympics - especially the winter ones. I love the figure skating - both pairs & individual. I have also begun to really enjoy the snowboarding and the downhill moguls.

I don't have cable, so I don't get to watch everything that is on...but I sure do watch whatever I can on regular TV.

I find myself really getting into the lives of these athletes - that's some of my favorite thing. I love the commentary because it really personalizes these amazing athletes.

And, yes, I do cry at the results when the USA wins!!

GO TEAM USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

  
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DDOORN 2/16/2010 10:43PM

    I enjoy the downhill and can imagine the THRILL of flying down and around those banks...BUT: I CRINGE to think of how icy slick the warm temps must be causing things to be...WHEW! Those folks must have an equal mix of courage and daredevil!

Don

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55WALKER 2/16/2010 11:17AM

    I like seeing people who are comfortable in their own skin.

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DAISES2 2/16/2010 10:20AM

    i like the summer olympics,track and field.when i used to work i would book my holidays for those two weeks so i could watch it all

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SVELTINGTON 2/16/2010 9:57AM

    USA!!!USA!!!USA!!!USA!!! emoticon

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FYRCOP 2/16/2010 9:50AM

    Yeah!!! Go team USA!!!

Like you I love to watch the snowboarding. I also watch the skating because my Mom used to watch it... That was her favorite.



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The Virtue to Help you Lose Weight

Sunday, February 07, 2010

You didn't put on the weight overnight, and you're definitely not going to lose it overnight. Prepare yourself for a journey. To achieve lasting weight loss, experts recommend dropping one to two pounds a week. Losing twenty pounds may take you five months. However, the healthy habits you establish will last a lifetime and you'll be more likely to maintain that loss. Be patient and stay focused on the goal at hand - getting healthy.

I have kept my weight off for 4+ years now. I think I have finally established the healthy habits I need to last my lifetime!!

  
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MYFEETHURT 2/11/2010 6:23PM

  Most of us would love the "quick fix"...but we know that never works...and for sure never lasts. If we do it right...and change the way we THINK as well as the way we EAT...we have a much better chance of changing our life for the good. Huge congrats to you, Judy. You are an inspiration to so many of us to let us know we can lose the weight. We can also learn that through continued dedication to this new way of living...we can stay healthy and happy for a lifetime. mary

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RICJIL94 2/7/2010 1:15PM

    That is so true.

I have no idea where I heard this...but I remember the expression "Slow and steady wins the race." For some reason I think of the turtle & the rabbit.

But either way, it really does work that way!

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DDOORN 2/7/2010 12:54PM

    Triple WOO HOOs for long term maintenance! I'm on my way!

Don

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DAISES2 2/7/2010 11:29AM

    very well said

a lot of things seemed to have changed on sparks lately.i had to put in my password to be able to reply to this blogn

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SVELTINGTON 2/7/2010 10:10AM

    I agree keeping it off is the challenge. You are an excellent roll model!

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LLLAWSON 2/7/2010 9:25AM

    I think that's the hardest part. Most people expect to change overnight. It look me 8 long months to lose 23 lbs. But it has stayed off. Plus I think the older you get the hard you have to work at it to get it off and keep it off.

Good for you for 4 years. Obviously you have made it a daily decision to live healthy. It's now become a lifestyle.
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HICALGAL 2/7/2010 8:59AM

    thanks for sharing. often times we forget that this is for a life time and not only to take off the weight. emoticon

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PJSTIME 2/7/2010 8:57AM

    Thats what I am doing this time. Slowly and intend to keep it off this time. Onward and Downward in 2010. PJ

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