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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Big snow event all up & down the east coast. My biggest problem trying not to eat & eat. Anyone else main fun in snow is cooking? Yesterday I made fabulous Shrimp Marinara and Great Chocolate Frostee thingy....all on my food plan!

Today so far Ive made Banana Bread & we'll have leftovers tonight! I love using the tools & tricks I have learned on my journey to do wonderful cooking & eating.
My pups are so enjoying the Snow...
Once we came in they enjoyed it more....:)
Wish I could play with them but this COPD doesn't like the cold air....last time I went out & brought in wood....major burning all thru my scarred up esophagus....Stinks!
Got a pile of videos at our local library...that has been great now just praying we don't lose electric. We have 8" as of about where you are??

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RURAL3 2/13/2014 1:51PM

    What is the chocolate thingy? We are done with snow this week. Should start our warm up this weekend....pleeeezzzzz. I am so sick of this below zero weather.

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Friday, Friday....

Friday, February 07, 2014

Oh I think that song is actually "Monday, Monday"!

Wonderful day...My 3 P's (Prayer, Pushaways & Perseverance) are fully in place.

given a great verse Mark 14:38.. Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak!

Isn't that great....Keeping that one for sure!!!!!

So, off to the store to get what I wanted for a healthy day of good cooking & eating.

Got a HUGE porkroast on sale for $1.99 lb so had them cut it into 3 roasts so we have 3 great meals of "the other white meat".
Tried a new recipe for SlowCooker Cranberry Porkroast...

The house is smelling AMAZING...Also made a big salad of Spinach/fresh greens/mushrooms/tomatoes/basil .

Then add my secret Walden Farms O cal it.

Lots going on this weekend. Grandson Sean who is a Md Univ Hockey Player has a tournament at Naval Academy...can't wait.

Have a Great Spark Weekend!

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RURAL3 2/8/2014 8:41PM

    can you come cook for me for awhile? emoticon emoticon

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TWEETIBEAR 2/7/2014 7:24PM

    Fun blog to read, and you made me really get my focus back onto healthy eating can be fun and yummy. Good luck to your grandson!

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Great News

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How wonderful it is to find exactly what works for you & know you can live it.
I lost 50 of my lbs to lose last year. Then in Dec-New Years I gained 5. I relaxed & totally enjoyed the holidays having cheats (to me) each day). Day we got home from our vaca to FL I went right back on my plan. Guess what? 2 weeks later.....7 lbs lighter! I am Happy Happy Happy.
It is all in knowing what works for you. My products....Walden Farms 0 calorie products, Torani 0 calorie products, Skinny Pop....These things help me each & everyday!
This is the year of my 50th High School Reunion. I hope to be another 10 lbs down by that time.
Have a great day Sparkers!!!
My 3 crazy pups say Hey~~~~ We've been having alot of 3 Dog Nites lately so we are at the ready~~~

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CAROLMAID 1/16/2014 8:17AM

    7lbs lighter in two weeks! Awesome!
I found 5lbs too during holidays. Such inspiration that they can be conquered!
Keep up the great work.

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LKWQUILTER 1/15/2014 5:07PM

    WTG!! You are doing GREAT!!!!!

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RURAL3 1/15/2014 2:48PM

    Congrats. I really need to get my mojo working. I need to check into that Walden Farms dressing. Could be used for more than salads. We adopted a new little Maltese over the holidays too. He is little but he is actually 8.

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AKATHLEEN54 1/15/2014 2:14PM

    Congratulations! You are doing great!! I found a few pounds over the holidays as well, but am back on track. So glad we have this site and each other to fall back on! emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 1/15/2014 1:37PM

    You are doing fantastic, keep it up. Love the pictures of the doggies, are they standard size poodles?

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LISASGONNADOIT 1/15/2014 12:01PM

    Great job! What an awesome year for you. Your dogs are adorable! Love the way they snuggle because "One Is the Loneliest Number." LOL Have a wonderful day.

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2nd Day Back....

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

1st day yesterday....I was very very good and down 1 lb today! Of course I would be I probably went from 2400 cals to 1300!!!
Already to the store this am to stock up on more fruits, Skinny Popcorn and right now cooking my Pico Chicken.
Will have for both lunch & dinner as I love it & makes it easy to track my calories:)

Anyone new to me....I don't mention exercise as I really can't. Have COPD and anything, even fast walk brings on massive coughing attacks so...I do the best I can. Strut w/that grocery cart when I shop etc.

Oh, Carol asked about my pups.
Yes last nite was a 3 Dog Night!!!
This morning when I went to the bank it was 6 is up to 9 now!
I am so blessed to work at home for our little business. After 30 years in corporate world being home is a fabulous blessing!!

Have a great Spark Day

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RURAL3 1/15/2014 2:46PM

    Pico Chicken....sounds yummy. I am glad you are back. I was worried emoticon Love the dog pics.

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BARB4HEALTH 1/10/2014 5:59PM

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GOOZLEBEAR 1/7/2014 8:04PM

    Your chicken dish sounds really good. Good to hear from you!!!
Happy New Year and I love the picture of your pups!!!!

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CATLADY52 1/7/2014 7:32PM

    Your Pico Chicken sounds good. emoticon emoticon

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AKATHLEEN54 1/7/2014 1:59PM

    Pico chicken sounds great! Is it your own recipe.... can you share? emoticon

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Happy New Year!

Monday, January 06, 2014

Just wrote a nice long blog & lost it trying to get pictures up. 2013 was a great Spark year for me. Between Feb 19 - June I lost 52 lbs! Had a great family Christmas this pic w/granddaughter Kelly!

Taken a week ago in Florida on family vaca. We have timeshare there & went this year to Swim W/ Dolphins!

I would never have had all this fun at the 232 lbs I was last year at this time.

I did relax & w/birthday, holidays & vaca I had a ball. Faced my demons this am & got on scale. As I suspected GAIN.... THE GOOD NEWS IS ONLY 5 lbs & I know exactly how to get it off. Back to my favorites....

So today...back to my fruit water and my Walden Farms products. I refuse to gain the weight back & liked putting on a wet suit w/fam & playing in Florida,

Now home preparing for the deep freeze which is moving in tonite. Happy to be back Sparking!

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RURAL3 1/6/2014 3:15PM

We are already in that deep deep deep deepfreeze. Brrrrrrr You look great Gail. Looks like you had a great warm vacation. How are your new pups doing?


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