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FEELING BLUE?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Make toast emoticon when you're feeling blue.

It's a favorite comfort food from childhood - and the good memories associated with the distinctive aroma help you feel as safe today as you were back then.

No wonder I always want buttered toast when I'm sick! emoticon

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MOM4407 12/16/2010 3:56AM

    Whole wheat bread with strawberry jelly.
Sweet snack.

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/15/2010 5:25PM

    I always want Buttered home made bread!

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CARMEL466 12/15/2010 12:31PM

    Sounds good. Ty!

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FURBALLDTH 12/15/2010 9:42AM

    with strawberry jam....mmmmmmmmm emoticon

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ANIHAKA 12/15/2010 8:07AM

    Mmm hot buttered toast with marmite or marmalade. Lovely!

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MRSUKYANKEE 12/15/2010 8:01AM

    Had it as a snack last night.

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ONESPOTLEFT 12/15/2010 6:55AM

    I love toast with peanut butter; I just love melted peanut butter

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SEAGLASSQUEEN 12/15/2010 6:49AM

    Yummy!

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PJSTIME 12/15/2010 6:38AM

    I get cravings for toast now and then. With a little butter or a little peanut butter

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RIDLEYRIDER 12/15/2010 6:37AM

  WOOHOO! It worked!! Toast: it isn't just for breakfast anymore! emoticon

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TAKE A STEP FORWARD

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Run a 10K, learn French, deliver a long-overdue apology to a friend...Instead of constantly promising yourself you'll do something tomorrow, decide to take action this minute-even in a small way, like lacing up your sneakers or finding a language school online. It's incredibly freeing to realize you have the power to do something now that will help you reach your objective. You just have to choose to take a step forward.

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/14/2010 9:21PM

    You are so right, and I do procrastinate a LOT! emoticon

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PJSTIME 12/14/2010 12:50PM

    It is all about our choices. Thanks

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CARMEL466 12/14/2010 11:48AM

    It's all about choices in the end. Thank you.

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JONESISHERE 12/14/2010 8:10AM

    Enjoyed your post today. You are right about being able to make choices that will impact your future. Thanks for the encouragement.

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IN SEASON

Monday, December 13, 2010

Clementines

A cross between an orange and a Chinese mandarin, this petite peel-and-eat sweet is a nutritional powerhouse, with high levels of vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Feel free to pick up a crate: With their low calorie count (just 40 each) and mess-free packaging, these babies make the ideal midmorning and pre-gym treat.

Besides that, they taste great!! Enjoy one today!!

  
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MOM4407 12/13/2010 8:33PM

    Check to see where they are grown. If you find them from Mission, Tx that is near me.

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PJSTIME 12/13/2010 12:18PM

    I have never tried one before so just might have to give a try. Thanks

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CARMEL466 12/13/2010 11:54AM

    I had my first one earlier this year and I love them.

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/13/2010 9:28AM

    You are so right, I LOVE THEM!

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BEFORE AND AFTER

Sunday, December 12, 2010



This is what I looked like before I decided to join TOPS on August 6, 1992.



I became a KOPS on June 3, 1993 with a weight loss of 82.25 lbs. to goal. I became ARD (Area Recognition Days) Queen for 1993.



Then, who knows what actually happened to my brain, but I dropped out of TOPS in August, 2000. Bet ya can't guess what happened then? Yup - gained all the weight back...plus MORE!!!

Finally woke up and re-joined TOPS on November 4, 2004. I became a KOPS once again on October 20, 2005 with a 112.50 lb. loss to goal. (My goal was still the same as before...but I told you I had gained more weight back, remember?)

This time I became Division 2 winner for the Northern IL area & 2nd place Division 2 winner for the State of Illinois...plus runner-up Queen for the Northern Illinois area!

  
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MOM4407 12/13/2010 8:35PM

    Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/12/2010 7:37PM

    I was thinking of also gong back to TOPS. I was a member from 81-about 2003 I think. My group just got too social and not weight conscious. The people were great but I need a motivational group if I'm to go back. I'll have to maybe look for another group.
It's a thought process anyway.

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STANDFAST 12/12/2010 12:38PM

    I love looking at before and after pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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DDOORN 12/12/2010 8:16AM

    Wonderful pics...! Amazing transformation!

Kudos to YOU most of ALL for MAINTAINING!

Don

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PJSTIME 12/12/2010 7:42AM

    I think you finally won the battle for life. Even though we all know it is a life style change and we can never go back to eating like we did.

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CHERRIERUNS 12/12/2010 7:11AM

    congrats to you on your hard work. I had attended a TOP group for awhile in my area. I go to WW now but TOPS was just as helpful. Good for you!

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HOW TO GET SMARTER

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Walk 40 minutes 3 times a week to boost brainpower. emoticon

Researchers at the University of Illinois found that when couch potatoes incorporated that amount of exercise into their usual routine for a year, they experienced a significant increase in their brain connectivity. Over time, this can help fend off memory loss. A smart move: Skip the dinner out with friends and walk together instead! emoticon

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 12/11/2010 8:12AM

    Sounds like good advice to me. Sure hope it works

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DDOORN 12/11/2010 8:08AM

    It's great to have friends to share your cardio with!

Don

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