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St. Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I hope everyone has a Happy St. Patrick's Day. No one I know has a drop of Irish blood in us, but we go all out for this day.
This is how it started. Years ago a business that my DH knows, started serving corned beef and cabbage on this day. This went on for 20 years and then they stopped. We took it up and started having a St. Pat's lunch at my DH's business. This went on for several years but most of the people working there don't eat it now so we've stopped.
And now I have a St. Pat's dinner for family and a few friends. I make corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, onions, carrots, and soda bread. Usually something green for dessert.
Yes, this is a family tradition that started by accident but it's still fun.

  
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LOVESLILACS1 3/17/2010 4:46PM

    I have some Irish in me, but I don't celebrate. I didn't even remember to wear green! But I hope you and your family enjoy the celebration. March is a long month without any real holiday breaks.

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AMABILE75 3/17/2010 12:47PM

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As long as you are having fun, that's wonderful!!!

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I have Irish in me, but we don't really celebrate. :) If you haven't read my blog for today you need to at least read the first paragraph about my family history with Saint Patrick... yep, not the day, but the Saint... before he was actually "Saint Patrick" LOL

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Wabi sabi

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In the April 17 issue of Woman's Day magazine, there's a tremendous article about Wabi sabi. In essence, it's a way of thinking that accepts ourselves and others and possessions as imperfect and sometimes flawed and what's right about it all. For anyone worrying about what other's think, about the first or twentieth wrinkle, or our worn carpets, it's a great article. Look for it.

  
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HNDMOMMY 3/16/2010 4:08PM

  Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a "must read" for me!

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Just Petty

Monday, March 15, 2010

I just read a note from Coach Jen about our e-mail. She said SPeople was a are that there is a problem and are working with it.
What got to me is that people are e-mailing her and others saying that if they can't "get their act together" they are leaving SPeople. What???!!! There are so many networks that allow you to get e-mail. That's not what SPeople is about. SPeople is about healthy living, reaching your goals, being more than you can be. The site is free. People are free to come and go as they see fit. I don't think there is another internet site quite like this one. If you are on this site just for e-mail, then you probably need to be somewhere else, anyway.
I personally think SPeople is the most comprehensive program anywhere. There is nothing it doesn't cover. And if you stop and see how interactive it is, it's a wonder the tech people can do what they do. I have a hard time explaining the workings of SPeople and how each site interacts with another site. You program something in, and it appears somewhere else. Amazing!
Yes, if you need your daily fix of e-mail, then go somewhere else. But if you're like me, that's a small part that can be fixed. I'm here for health, motivation, friendship, and everthing SPeople can provide for me.

  
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HNDMOMMY 3/16/2010 4:14PM

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WINE4GIRL 3/16/2010 2:17PM

    You are right - with all the stuff available on here, there is always something to read and see. And it's FREE! What more could you ask for?

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RUSTYSHAW1 3/16/2010 11:52AM

    I agree. The headquarters needs to be alerted of web site issues but to not remain with the website for such issues is plain silly. I am here seeking a healthier live style, not for email points. While that is all fun, achieving a healthy, happy life surpasses all the "pretend points" that are possible.
Rusty.

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GRETEL1128 3/15/2010 5:16PM

    Maybe all they are after are the Spark Points.
But as you stated that is not the purpose of the site.

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HARMONYBLUE 3/15/2010 1:29PM

    It's amazing how much is taken for granted sometimes. I cannot believe this site is FREE!

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COOKOFDEATH 3/15/2010 1:29PM

    weird.

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ANNSTOECKL 3/15/2010 1:18PM

    I can't even imagine leaving SP because of email problems or really any glitches that can be fixed with a little patience.

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AMABILE75 3/15/2010 1:15PM

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I agree! That is NOT a reason to leave SP!!!

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Spring Forward

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I just read a blog that made me think deeply.
This is the time of year the the clocks "spring forward." What a wonderful time for us to spring forward and recommit to our healthy journey. I have not done well for several weeks. I've been on a carb journey. Toast and bread and pasta have been on my eating list. It's time to recommit to myself and Spark.
Spring time is a time for new fruits and veggies, farmer's markets, salads, and beautiful walks and hikes. What a special time of year to recommit to ourselves. Join in my journey.

  
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GEINAHG0757 3/15/2010 11:47AM

    That is great way of putting a focus point on a date in time. Springing forward with your goals - I like that! You can do it!

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GRETEL1128 3/14/2010 11:39PM

    Way to go!!!
Today was a great "Spring Forward" Day for me. Stuck to my guns and watched my Hubby eat the Cinnamon Rolls and chocolate covered Donuts. I had half a pear, half an apple, slided strawberries.


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HNDMOMMY 3/14/2010 8:49PM

  I was thinking the same thing....and if we put those new batteries in the smoke detecters.....they might be going off with all the fat we'll be burning!!!!!

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LOVESLILACS1 3/14/2010 3:42PM

    Great idea! I, too, have been overdoing the carbs, but more in the form of chocolate!

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DOLLBABE56 3/14/2010 12:55PM

    I agree! Just seeing my plants come back to life is exciting. And, all the fresh produce in the markets.

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My Bad

Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm not giving up! I have gotten close to several people who no longer sign in to SparkPeople. I think they've probably gained weight and didn't want to admit it. I think I've gained a couple of pounds lately but I won't quit. I haven't been eating properly because I just felt blah. I've kept up my SPoints, water, exercise, etc. but the food hasn't been great.
I won't give up. Every meal (not day or week) is a new start. I keep trying and really work on the fruits and veggies. I'm just not in the mood to REALLY watch the food I eat.
I'm still on SPeople and will get up the nerve to weigh on Monday. I won't blow the weekend. In fact, it'll give me two more days to improve before I weigh. And more time to exercise!

  
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HNDMOMMY 3/13/2010 6:05PM

  I'm still here, and I have not been successful in the weight loss area, but I'm getting healthier every day....and truly believe it's because of our little community here.

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AMABILE75 3/13/2010 12:24PM

    emoticon So glad to hear you will not give up!! You are such an awesome person. I've really enjoyed getting to know you. I know you can do it! I've struggled for a few months myself, but I know it takes time sometimes when you are trying to change your life!!

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GRETEL1128 3/13/2010 9:56AM

    Hang in there. I have been there right with you. So far I have not used the SparkPeople Meal plans. I just have input what I ate and drank. But we are going shopping today and I printed out the Shopping list and next weeks Meal plan.
Lets see how that works.

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NUTNFANCY 3/12/2010 6:33PM

    I know how you feel! I don't want to gain back the weight I have lost and I know I could do better so I'm with you, back to business emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANNSTOECKL 3/12/2010 2:19PM

    I"m just the opposite, I can control the food pretty well but exercise is a constant battle and right now I"m not requiring much at all of myself. Staying on the journey however slow or sidetracked we get is the key, I think. Blessings, Ann
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LIBBYFITZ 3/12/2010 1:23PM

    I love you're honesty as I also am seesawing with my weight! But I have started doing the other measurements as well. Don't forget muscle weighs MORE than fat!

I have just found this arthritis team and am excited as some days my feet are very sore. I do take ant-inflammatory's but sometimes forget. Also on Fish oil capsules and Glucosamine!

Stick to it!

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Cheers
Libby from uptown shaking and shuddering and swaying Santiago!

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