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Home grown herbs?

Monday, June 23, 2014

I've been thinking for a long time that it would be nice to try growing, storing, and using my own herbs... cilantro, parsley, basil, chives, oregano... i've always wanted to be one of those people who can grow and cook with fresh herbs... but i'm more of a salt and pepper person! lol... I know i'm missing out not using more herbs and spices, but i was never taught... anyone with any suggestions as to how to start? I live in the country and have plenty of space for growing... i was thinking about using window boxes for some...

  
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LIVELYGIRL2 6/23/2014 9:40PM

  that sounds great. it is easier to start with small plants.

They have books at the store for your particular area.

Also, I house sat and found out I could put all this parsley in the microwave in sections, with a paper towel. It dried out and I crumbled it in small container. I didn't want itto get wasted.

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LKWQUILTER 6/23/2014 12:48PM

    My sister has her in a certain flower bed but we live in south GA so no snow and freezing winters like you have. A friend has some in her kitchen window and she just picks it off and uses some kinds. I don't use them/grow them so can't really help.

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Motivation and the scale

Friday, June 13, 2014

I'm one of those people who need to see results... and believe me, i'm not one of those that has to see a weight loss every day... i'm a realist and i know it doesn't happen like that... i also know that fluctuation is normal... half a pound here and there, up and down, is normal... but what i hate is getting on the scale, seeing a number, and then trying it again to see if i get the same result, only to see a whole pound difference!! So then i wonder what is my REAL weight... the first one that was lower or the gain that showed up on the scale only a minute later? It really helps me to log my weight every day, even if there shows a small gain, it doesn't matter... i like to log it... but i hate to think i have to log a number based on 2 out of 3 tries... or how about 3 out of 5? or 5 out of 7 tries? TODAY i'm frustrated...

  
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LKWQUILTER 6/15/2014 3:34PM

    I have that problem with my scales too. That is why I will not weigh myself at all until I get to TOPS and see what the scale says there. I get a good surprise sometimes and others, well, we won't discuss them. LOL Have a great week.

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BAMAJAM2 6/13/2014 4:42PM

  I have this same thing to happen to me! I can be pleased to see the first number-- only to see an increased weight-- as soon as I try the scale again. Fluctuation is common for me and it can be several pounds within the same day. And I don't intend to buy a new scale.
Really, the best judge of my weight is ---- how I feel. Certainly how my clothes fit is another way to gauge my "progress" or not.
Wishing you a Happy Weekend!

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Blogging a question... need some opinions!

Saturday, June 07, 2014

I hope that this will be the best way to get opinions on the water drinking... i know the subject has been touched on before... here's the question...

Do you count your cups of coffee in your water intake numbers? I am a coffee drinker... black coffee, so there's no calories... it's always seemed to me that if i drink 3 cups of coffee in the morning i should be able to count it along with my water for the day... it's more like coffee flavored water, isn't it? Now don't get me wrong, i can usually still get in 8 glasses of water along with the coffee... but some days i feel that i have to push hard to get it all down... sometimes others can hear me sloshing as i walk by!

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BAMAJAM2 6/12/2014 2:20PM

  I just read your blog--- and my comment about black coffee is this:
Anyone who can drink coffee---black---- can accomplish anything! LOL

I love coffee but it must be sweetened and topped with cream (milk).....

Happy Sparking!

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YARDWALKER 6/8/2014 1:15PM

    Coffee is actually a diuretic and should not be counted as water. For every coffee you drink, you should drink two water.

I drink a lot of coffee and water both throughout the day.

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LKWQUILTER 6/7/2014 5:41PM

    I don't drink coffee at all but do drink hot tea and yes, I count it as part of my water. I do drink at least 8 cups of water a day and it just adds more to the count.

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/7/2014 3:32PM

    I do NOT count my coffee in my water in-take; however I don't need to, as I drink a minimum of 10-16 glasses of water per day...

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PURPLE0906 6/7/2014 12:09PM

    I do even if its coffee or green tea. I can only drink one cup of coffee in the morning, then the rest of the day, I have been drinking water, lemon and honey. Best part is when I drink my lemon drink, I have no desire for any soda's which is a good thing.

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GEMINICHIK 6/7/2014 11:36AM

    Coffee and tea are made with water the same as adding the flavor packets to water, all count towards daily water consumption. You may want to think about cutting down from 3 cups of coffee and replace w/ just water

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TRAVELGO 6/7/2014 11:35AM

  Water is BEST (we all know that) but do what you can and certainly ENJOY your coffee!!

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-BLESSINGS- 6/7/2014 11:07AM

    Yes... enough water can be rough....

I make sure I have 4 actual waters a day... and I also count...
my crystal light (added to water) coffee and my green tea...

~Wishing you an AWEsome weekend~
~BLESSings ALLways~ Deby

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TKTMTA 6/7/2014 11:04AM

    I count my coffee. I have one cup in the morning and I also count my cup of chamomile tea in the evening.

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OH MY!! THIRD time around??

Friday, June 06, 2014

And my question is: Is it too late to start yet AGAIN??? I would like to say that there was just too much "stuff" going on in my life to be dieting and eating right... but the plain truth is that it's so much easier to fall into bad habits of mindless eating and sitting in my chair with my laptop in my lap... i guess the GOOD news is that i have actually maintained my weight and not gained even more over the last 2 years while i was gone... that might be due to the fact that one of my biggest fears is seeing the scale go over that 200 lb mark... so i have always done my best to keep it lower than that... BUT, the bad news is that it's not MUCH lower than that!!! At only 5'4", weighing 195 has taken a great toll on my health... my energy level is nonexistent, my breathing is more like huffing and puffing, my joints are achy and sometimes even immobile from the pain, putting on my clothes is more like stuffing sausage into casings!! Gggrrrrrr... i just don't know how it got like this!! Anyway, one day i woke up and decided to get back on track... could it be because my youngest child will be getting married in Sept and i don't want to be the "blimp" in the pictures? LOL... well, that is definitely part of it... but i remember how much better i felt when i was down in the 170's at the end of my first Sparkpeople adventure... and i REALLY want to feel that way again... i know i have some hard goals ahead of me... but with God's help, i will reach them... and hopefully never go back to those bad habits again...

  
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CAKAROO 6/7/2014 8:12AM

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YARDWALKER 6/6/2014 10:03PM

    You can do this. It is never to late to start again! I am over 60, just participated in my first half marathon and just today passed my certified Personal Trainer Exam. I am not sure how old you are, but just take it one day at a time, little baby steps, set some goals and then set some baby steps to get there.

You can do this!

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LKWQUILTER 6/6/2014 4:46PM

    I so know what you mean. You can do it. As long as we keep trying, we will succeed. Notice I am not saying "when" but that we will. ((HUGS))

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Back again

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Oh why is it that my comfortable chair calls to me so loudly and so long? I need to get up and move but with back pain poking at me, my chair always looks better than a workout... every day i vow to get things off of my treadmill... even 10 minutes of walking would do me some good... motivation is not my friend... motivation is pushed away... motivation is the ugly word... i'd rather sit and read... i'd rather sleep... grandkids are in and out here, especially with this being summer, and i can't keep up with the stuff they leave behind... shoes, toys, drink bottles, pillows and blankets... it's easier to sit back and enjoy them, instead of getting onto them all the time... my life seems to be going in circles instead of moving ahead... and exercise and weight loss don't seem to be in the picture at all... just sayin'...

  
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PURPLELVR7 6/27/2012 7:36AM

    welcome back

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YARDWALKER 6/26/2012 8:31PM

    A body in motion stays in motion. A body at rest stays at rest. No one can do this for you. You need to do it yourself. Motivation needs to come from within. no one can give it to you. Would you like to live a long, healthy life with those grandchildren?? Then get up and get moving. It doesn't have to be far or long or hard, but get out of the chair and move!! Activity is not exercise. It helps to be active and to exercise. I wish you all the best. I don't mean to sound harsh about this, I run a fitness center and listen to women all day long. You have to just do it. Once you do it will become easier. By a pedomter or better yet a fitbit and track your movement. It gets easier and easier and your body will love and crave the movement.
Good luck to you.

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LKWQUILTER 6/26/2012 3:12PM

    Getting started again is the hardest part. You can do it. ((HUGS))

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MS.ELENI 6/26/2012 1:18PM

    good to see you back.Venting is a good start. emoticon emoticon

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SALEX52 6/26/2012 12:58PM

    Taking the first step is always the hardest. But, you know that if you get up and do it, you will actually feel better. I wish it were easier to "just do it."

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