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Air Show

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I had the best time at the air show yesterday! My boss barbecued some really yummy food - I had a hamburger, my dad had a brat.

The show was amazing - aerobatics you just wouldn't believe...plus a wing walker...plus a jet that made about 5-6 sonic booms so loud you had to cover your ears. It also was able to fly so fast you almost couldn't see it and fly so slowly you couldn't believe it!

Only bad thing about it was the weather - it was really cold! And cloudy, too.

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 9/13/2010 7:50AM

    Sounds like such a fun day. WHere do you live that it was COLD. come to FL and warm up

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DENI_ZEN 9/12/2010 10:46AM

    People always enjoy air shows, and it's no wonder why! Don't you wonder at the courage and derring-do of those wing-walkers? Air shows always highlight that sense of wonder we have about the mysteries of aeronautics, don't they? - Sandi emoticon

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DEBDOINIT 9/12/2010 9:40AM

    So glad you had a great time. I live in Galesburg & we just got done with the National Stearman Fly-In.

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FURBALLDTH 9/12/2010 8:26AM

    What a day! It was especially nice that you could share it with your dad. emoticon

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PJSTIME 9/12/2010 8:24AM

    That sounds like a fun day even if it was cold.

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BECKY_ROWE1984 9/12/2010 7:40AM

    Sounds like a great day! Glad you had a good time...

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Easy Energy Boosters

Saturday, September 11, 2010

1. Wear something bright.

A new holiday dress, a cherry polish on your fingers or toes - just looking at those could help you have a peppier day. One study found that people who wrote on red paper felt more positive than those working with plain white or blue. And another study suggests that workers in colorful surroundings were more upbeat than those in drab environments.

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2. Turn on a lamp.

Light sends your brain a message to wake up. Perfect for bleary mornings and midafternoon slumps: Researchers in the Netherlands found that exposure to bright light between noon and 4:00 pm significantly reduced people's feelings of fatigue and sleepiness. So switch on a lamp at your desk, or, even better, step out into the sunshine!

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3. Take a five minute walk.

When researchers at California State University, Long Beach, compared people's energy levels after eating chocolate and after taking a walk, the walk won hands down, giving people up to two hours of increased energy. Sure, the candy pepped people up initially, but after an hour they felt less energetic than they had before they began. As few as five minutes of brisk walking is all you need.

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BECKY_ROWE1984 9/12/2010 7:42AM

    Great info, certainly makes me think twice about what I am wearing!!! emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 9/11/2010 8:44AM

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PJSTIME 9/11/2010 8:21AM

    I like to wear bright colors I do think they can cheer you up.

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DENI_ZEN 9/11/2010 7:25AM

    These are are all suggestions for the darker fall and winter months, too, as luck would have it! Judy, I especially liked #2 - had no idea light could do that! I'll have to give it a try sometime :) - Sandi emoticon

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55WALKER 9/11/2010 7:03AM

    Just realized I was sitting in the dark since it is raining outside and the sunrise didn't show! Light's on now. :-D

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Boost your odds of success at anything!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Don't talk yourself out of something before you even start!

When facing an intimidating task, a simple switch of words - thinking of a job as difficult instead of impossible - can make all the difference. The brain does what we tell it to. If you send it the message that whatever you're attempting can't be done, it will give up without trying. But if you just admit that it's going to be tough, your brain will begin to engage in the task and come up with a plan. While changing your mindset doesn't guarantee success, it does ensure you'll get one step closer.

  
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DENI_ZEN 9/10/2010 8:30PM

    I love your wise words, too, Judy! This one really says, "Attitude is altitude!" to me :) Thanks for a VERY vital reminder! - Sandi emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 9/10/2010 11:51AM

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55WALKER 9/10/2010 8:03AM

    Or "challenging" instead of "difficult"!
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BIGMAMAT 9/10/2010 7:03AM

    Oh how I cherish your words of wisdom! emoticon

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RESIST TEMPTATIONS...

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Whenever a craving for a bag of chips or a chocolate cupcake hits, it's usually all you can think about. But according to Australian researchers, if you focus on the image or scent of something besides food, your desire for that treat lessens. So try to remember how a rainbow looks or the way roses smell, and you just might forget all about that greasy burger.

  
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CARMEL466 9/9/2010 12:27PM

    Great tip! Thank you.

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SVELTINGTON 9/9/2010 11:18AM

    I will try this; lately I have been craving salty treats.

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PJSTIME 9/9/2010 7:12AM

    I will give this one a try when that bag of chips is calling my name. Thanks

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55WALKER 9/9/2010 6:56AM

    I need this about seven o'clock every night when the fruit and nuts are calling my name!

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OUT OF SIGHT = OUT OF MIND

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Losing weight just got easier.

New research shows that people who focus on changing their surroundings - ditching the candy bowl and moving junk food out of sight - are more likely to stick to their diets than those who try to cut out dessert or drink less soda. Environmental changes are simpler to make because they don't require a lot of willpower. For instance, instead of swearing off soda, keep just one can in the fridge at a time and store the rest in your basement. Having to make a trek every time you want another one will force you to stop and think. Chances are, you'll decide the extra calories aren't worth it.

  
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DENI_ZEN 9/8/2010 12:45PM

    You bet! Out of sight, out of mind, although I've been known to go "out of mind" when my fave foods weren't even in view :) - Sandi emoticon

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SVELTINGTON 9/8/2010 10:36AM

    I agree. Living alone makes this easy though. But sometimes the smell of my dogs treats . . .
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