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Baby Eva gets some attention!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

LOL can certainly tell Eva is the 2nd child, not near as many pics of her for me to share. But ds did get a pic of her dressed up laughing at her mum. She is 2 months and a week and yes they are real smiles and laughs. She is a happy baby when happy, but when wet lets you know! and why not! LOL

but of course did find one of Thomas with his first hair cut, his big boy hair cut! LOL

he was busy watching something or thinking about something otherwise he wouldn't be still. lol He did talk yesterday... asked his mum what is it... she was shocked and said its a glow stick... ohhhhhhhhh a glow stick, then waved it around said glow stick again. When she tried to get him to talk he just jabbered. he can say baby clear when he wants to. So he can talk, still behind but at least we know he can talk....

Had a greenish smoothie for breakfast and a huge salad for lunch with a grilled chicken burger from home. We took the dog for a half hr walk on the beach which is very unusual for Jan here, - usually too much snow to even go down that road.

Sunny, cold but a good day. gotta scoot!! cya

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/9/2012 12:38PM

    Cute kids! Sounds like a great day to me.

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 1/9/2012 8:25AM

    such cutie kiddos-lucky lady:)

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WALKINGGIRL6 1/9/2012 5:28AM

    Your grandchildren are so cute. You are off to a great start to the year.

I was reading some of your blogs. I really don't like veggies so I would like to know what you put in your smothies when you first started. I don't have a clue how to make a smoothie. Don't veggie smoothies taste bitter. What ingredients do you use and about how much? Do you add water or some kind of liquid? See I really don't have a clue lol.

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    Your grand babies are beautiful. You are blessed!!

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AMBER281 1/8/2012 6:39PM

    So cute!

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TEMPEST272002 1/8/2012 4:19PM

    Such sweet grandbabies! Excellent choices with the food & exercise.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/8/2012 3:43PM

    What a pair of cuties! Congrats, Grandma! I recognize that "thoughtful" look!

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JOYINKY 1/8/2012 3:23PM

    It's all good! Love the pictures!

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NEW-CAZ 1/8/2012 3:04PM

    Lovely pics Cinders they're both growing so fast!
WTG with the smoothies and salad!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/8/2012 1:34PM

    Wow what beautiful grandkiddies, Janos` was behind in speech he was 4 nearly 5 before we could really understand him. He said only the middle of words no beggining or ending sounds. Very difficult, so would not worry about Thomas, have a great day.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 1/8/2012 12:20PM

    Wow - look at you smoothie/salad girl! (beautiful grandma to beautiful babies).

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Believe you can and you will!!!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Imagine me writing that!! I know for sure last year I wouldn't have thought it let alone believed it.
Now today I do believe it and I know I will. I will do more than just lose wt, and get healthy. I will do more of the things I think and wonder about. I will make a longer list and do these things. I can only imagine what all I can accomplish!!

WOW what has to me!!! am I finally learning and really taking things in that I have read, and have been told for years. Maybe at 55 my time has come to actually BELIEVE in me, - maybe that is why for the past 5-8 years when I wanted a bracelet with believe I never bought myself one!! I am so happy and pleased with myself.

I have done well since Jan 1. Yes it is only a week but I have done a lot. A huge lot for a chicken like myself. I don't even feel chicken anymore. Sure there are lots of doubts, and worries about my knees and back but hey am checking things out and going for some.

I have started drinking/eating green smoothies, sure they aren't all "green" yet but for me to add veggies other than spinach ( which you don't taste and I was told that forever before I tried it and hey you don't!)to a fruit smoothie is wow. I now can say I am adding fruit to my veggie smoothie. At least once a day I have one either for breakfast, or lunch. For supper I made a stew just beef but I added sweet potato!!! lol, parsnips ( first time ever tried that!!) and turnip ( which I thought I didn't like!) and cabbage, carrots and only 3 med potatoes. I said supper is ready. and hubby says whats in it.... told him and he said hope I like it, I said why wouldn't you he said sweet potatoes in stew parsnips you didnt use those before ( used to throw them out of the stew pack). and we both liked it. I actually really enjoyed it.
I also made apple crisp for dessert cos it is just a dessert day, but am taking a large portion to dd cos it is her hubbys very fav. so not bad for a total non diff. veggie eater.

Also, my yoga studio is going to start a hoola hoop class with yoga incoporated in it. I am not sure if I can do it cos of my back and knees, so before buying a hoop, I will ask the back care yoga teacher what she thinks and if she thinks yes then I will get a hoop and see what that is like.

Even a few months ago, I would have said well I can't do that, or I don't like that without really questioning my old beliefs. Now I am learning to ask myself questions. One of the major one is from my spark friend BEMORESTUBBORN
"What can I do today, to make my tomorrow better?" I will think that often during the day when I am at a decision that has a good and not so good choice.

I do know that a few discrepencies are okay ( ie the one pop and cheesecake) but I also know that it is okay not to drink the pop as I am the designated drivers when I take dad and hubby to the legion. I am fine with that, before I would have said well there is nothing to drink... water girl water!!!

So this year I plan to learn enough about myself and how to help myself to reach goals, aspirations and break barriers that I have set up in front of me. I am not sure where this will lead if anywhere particular other than learning to love myself more. And hey that is a pretty important aspiration in my books, one that so many of us don't learn early enough in life.

And if along the way my hubby and dd, learn to love themselves more too hey huge bonus,( my son too but he doesn't seem to have as many "issues" as dd and hubby).

My hope for you my spark friends is that you learn to love yourself enough this year, to attempt new and different things and reach some of your goals that you have set for yourself.

HUGS to each and every one of you.

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MOTIVEDME 1/9/2012 7:11PM

    Way To Go Ad Star A NEW yEAR!

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MZZCHIEF 1/9/2012 1:04PM

    Looks like a clean breeze has blown out all the cobwebs allowing you to see your true self.
Great start to the new year and the rest of your long life...

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CHATTIEGIRL 1/9/2012 1:03AM


You have a great plan and you can do it. Follow through every day and you will reach you goals. It is an adventure with all we learn and how we change our eating and lives. It is all for better and having a much healthier life in our later years. Have fun along the way because it can be laughing at ourselves as we try to do exercises or try new food. Love life and enjoy your journey. Try something new every day. God bless you always.

Smile Joyce

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    Sounds like you are doing great!!

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PATRICIAANN46 1/8/2012 6:29PM

  Attitude is everything and you have a great one. emoticon

emoticon for the wonderful blog.

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BLUEBIRDSFLY 1/8/2012 5:19PM

    Wow, you have shifted and the doors are wide open for you! Wonderful This is going to be a very special year for you. Enjoy every moment!

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DEE107 1/8/2012 1:03PM

    Way to go and baby steps is the best way

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GERIKRAGH 1/8/2012 11:29AM

    I spent the last two years learning to eat properly and this year I'm ready to exercise better. I detest exercise and it's the one think I givre up without any excuse whatsoever. I'm trying to push my limit without pushing too far.

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MNNICE 1/8/2012 11:20AM

    I've really enjoyed experimenting with new foods and flavors since joining SP. Reminds me of that old commercial "Hey, Mikey! He LIKES it!!"

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TRAVELNISTA 1/8/2012 11:06AM

    It is all a matter of baby steps. You are on your way! emoticon emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 1/8/2012 11:00AM

    Sounds like this is your year!! emoticon Keep up the great work!!

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MAIDAMONTREAL 1/8/2012 10:54AM

    Congratulations! You are starting off on the right track! Hope this will be the year for you and also for your husband and kids.

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 1/8/2012 9:41AM

  I believe that you can do everything you set your sights on! emoticon

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IAM_HIS2 1/8/2012 7:58AM

    emoticon emoticon Looks like 2012 will be your year!!

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DEBBIEDAY 1/8/2012 7:57AM

    emoticon AWESOME...yes, you CAN...ENJOY the discoveries!

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    Well done you +Mark

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FIT2BETHIN 1/8/2012 6:31AM

    Very inspiring! Makes me think about my can or can not Do's!

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IDLETYME 1/8/2012 5:28AM

    Wonderful blog. You are certainly on the right direction for a healthier happier Cindy!
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JENNYBAKER247 1/8/2012 4:55AM

    Fantastic blog! LUV it!!! Way to go. Keep up the good work. WooHoo!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLDS 1/8/2012 3:50AM

    famtastoc ...never let go of that feeling emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 1/8/2012 3:11AM

    emoticon blog Cinders what a great start to the year, so positive emoticon

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HAPPYWALKER 1/7/2012 7:23PM

    What a delightful, positive blog! I'm glad you are enjoying those green smoothies. They are SO good for you, like a shot of instant energy. The yoga with the hoop sounds interesting; I hope it turns out you can do it.

The catchphrase for Weight Watchers this year is BELIEVE. If you believe you can do something, you will do it.


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JOYINKY 1/7/2012 7:22PM

    Great blog Cindy! What a change you've made this year and what a great way to be starting a new one! WTG!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/7/2012 7:11PM

    Very well written Cindy, so very impressed, you are so on the right track!!

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Friday eve jan 6

Friday, January 06, 2012

First fall off the wagon and got right back on. Had a coke at the legion while they drank and then a half slice of a very small slice of cheesecake. But thats okay now it is gone - came with the meal for this friday eve at legion. DD was able to come with us, and one of her friends that really likes dad and dad likes her was able to come so was sort of fun. I brought my charm bracelet book and we were wishing which ones we want lol
So I got the bracelet, the butterfly, turtle and dd bought half of a heart engraved lock. they just click so the others dont slide as much. I ordered the believe as it was special order and hubby said he would get it for me for valentine and it will come around then.
Not a lot more, hubby stayed home as he isn't feeling well, and dd and I went to mall, dropped her off home, and then was home for bit then picked dad, and dd went to legion and now home again.
going to go sort some stuff out in spare room again. Oh going to go joyinky walk first. lol
HUGS all

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COSMIC_ENERGY 1/7/2012 5:56PM

    Feeling the up energy from here. Made a agreat yellow split pea, cabbage and other veg soup. Roating eggplants, onions mushrooms and peppers tonight.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/7/2012 12:57PM

    The bracelets sound wonderful. I love the idea of a charm bracelet for memories/rewards.
It also sounds like you are keeping your goals in mind but still able to enjoy the sweeter side of life. Hope hubby feels better.

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NEW-CAZ 1/7/2012 3:55AM

    Your braclet sounds delightful Cinders, glad you had a good day emoticon

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LOTUSFLOWER 1/7/2012 1:16AM

    The bracelet sounds wonderful, and I agree with Deanna - one piece is OK, but in moderation. Love ya!

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STARFIRE125 1/7/2012 12:20AM

    Your bracelet sounds pretty! A small piece is much better than a large! You can do it!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/6/2012 9:34PM

    The bracelet sounds beautiful, glad you had a great day

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    The bracelet sounds so cool! I would love looking through the wish book too. I hope your hubby feels better soon.

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JOYINKY 1/6/2012 7:50PM

    Sounds like a great day Cindy! I agree, an occasional treat when you are out is not "falling off the wagon". You are doing great! Hugs.

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TEMPEST272002 1/6/2012 7:42PM

    Hope you had fun on your walk. Don't sweat the cheesecake. A small slice is ok... just not every day. emoticon

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ARGH lost my blog

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Man I lost my blog with all my copy and pastes too... oh well that's okay. lol
I have finally decided to treat myself and use dads money he gave me for Christmas and my bday on a bracelet as he wanted me to. I had mentioned it and he picked up on it and said do it for you.
So as I said earlier I wasn't sure on a bracelet with the word beleive engraved on it, which I wasn't able to find other than in a mens style, or those new charm bracelets that are the rage... I went to one store and they didnlt sell letters so went to pandora who sells letters and all. Saw a nice bracelet there along with the letters and some others. but it is not as nice when I have 7 letters and don't really want to break the word up. So... wasn't sure.
then went to another store and saw some others and went home and on line they have a neat believe one. So I have decided to get that and some others. To get the bracelet and believe as it is more as a diff. design, and 2 others is a bit more than what dad gave me but hubby said he will buy me the believe for valentines. I said if I use the xmas money I have enough.
so will go get the charm links again...

and then the inside

the blue is from the give back collection where they give a portion of sales to support bone marrow tranplants for diff diseases

and the turtle

saw another one like the believe and when you open it says I love you. told hubby he can surprise me with it for our anniversary or hey really surprise me and just give it to me on any old day. he just laughed.

But figure this can also be my rewards thing as some give something on diff amt of lbs. I more am just pleased that I am learning about me, making me healthier and such adn that is my reward. I usually think i will do something and forget but hey been a long time since I have done for me, and since 2004 life has been really hard in a few diff ways so maybe I will save my pennies and who knows.

So today walked, dog, ate a huge salad, had no smoothies today but will have one for breakfast. am goign to make a stew, with yes beef, but also sweet potatoes, turnip, butternut squash and then reg veggies peas, carrots etc. I am really excited to make it and am really pleased with myself even for wanting it.
now to get myself to bed before midnight, no wonder not waking till 9!! but have found since not working that my body likes at least 7.5 -8 hrs sleep for sure, hubby seems okay on 6.5 -7
night all. hope you enjoyed my pics of my ideas.


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    LOVE these bracelets, but they are so darned expensive. I hate to ask hubby to start buying me one, but then I guess he could get me a charm each year for my birthday, Christmas, anniversary. It would make life easier for him, so really I'm doing him a favor to ask for such an expensive gift. emoticon LOVE the believe and turtle beads. I want to get the Dreams Do Come True bead as well. ENJOY!

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    Cool!! I want one too now. LOL. Th bracelets are really neat!

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TEMPEST272002 1/6/2012 11:03AM

    Love the bracelet. You HAVE made a lot of changes this past year & you deserve the reward. Stew sounds great - proud of you for putting the sweet potatos & squash in it. Maybe that's what I'll make for supper too...

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NEW-CAZ 1/6/2012 3:02AM

    go for it Cinders!

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COSMIC_ENERGY 1/5/2012 11:43PM

    Love the charm--go for it!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/5/2012 11:17PM

    Very nice, sounds like you had a good day

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Jan 1 2012!!! What a thankful day!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Evening Sparkers!!!
Well nearly 8 pm here but had a super "first" day!!! Dec 31, was my 55th birthday and I had a great time. I had all my family around and we had a good time, good food and laughs. I had 1 alcoholic drink while the others had 3 or so... noone was "plastered" noone was sick just a fun time.
Dad, ds and his family and hubby and I went to dd and her hubbys. We had chinese food and watched Thomas ( who btw got a haircut - his first!) run around and amuse us. Baby Eva cried, smiled, slept a bit, nursed lol Thomas then got so tired that he crawled into the baby carrier for Eva and put a blanket on. So they left, ds came back after he got him to bed, left Anna nd baby at home.
Drove dad back to his place then we all went downstairs, and played rock band for ps3 or whatever. Ds, dd, and son law, played instruments and hubby and I sang, lol didnt' know many of the words but had fun. We left just before 2. Great time....
I got a ninja blender from hubby, we had one but wanted a better one to make smoothies green and fruit and combo. It works great!! I also got money from dad, as he overheard me say that I wanted for a few years to buy a bracelet and have the word believe engraved on it. So he said that is for you to buy a bracelet!
dd gave me 2 candle sconces sort of... they have leaves and are so pretty, changing my mind on where to put them every time I look at another wall. lol
ds forgot my card and gift in the mix to get 2 babies and their stuff to dds and we all stayed home for today, other than dd who came down for a bit.

Today I didn't wake till nearly 9. Slept well and woke to a back rub and neck rub too! We didnt' go walk the dog on the beach as I had hoped cos it was just tooo cold and wet, rained a lot the day and night before. That's okay cos today I did great on other things I wanted to achieve and do. I ate very very healthy, although dd did bring the cheesecake bday cake that we didnt eat last eve down, so we all had a wee slice.. other than that I ate very well lots of veggies, a veggie and small fruit smoothie and nothing processed _ well that small bit of cheesecake but thats okay.
I am also going to do some more joyinky walking, have to go slow for bit as had some extreme pain in the bursa of my bad knee but right now is okay, so when done here going to walk.

I am wishing that everyone on spark not just my friends would watch this video I am putting on... it is so worth every ,minute and gives you hope if you are ill and to learn to take care of your body. I sent it to some of my reg. email friends and hope that you that read it here, will fwd to friends and family.

I do have another blog that I want to write but felt it was all personal so will do it later.
Take care and hugs to you all!!!

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 1/9/2012 8:29AM

    Happy belated b-day. Sounds like you enjoyed yourself this year:)

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NEW-CAZ 1/2/2012 3:02AM

    Happy Birthday Cinders, sounds like the perfect day emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 1/1/2012 11:47PM

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Happy Birthday!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/1/2012 8:58PM

    Awesome start to the New Year
Happy Birthday again

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JOYINKY 1/1/2012 7:12PM

    Wonderful start to the new year Cindy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! emoticon

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DUTCHDAVE 1/1/2012 7:01PM

    sounds like a good day

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