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Home Sweet Home

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I know I said I'd be back home on Thursday. That was the plan, but United Airlines decided otherwise. I'm counting my blessings that I happened to be still awake at 1:00 a.m. when they emailed me that my flight from D.C. to Cleveland (Cleveland!!!) would be delayed 2 hours (thereby causing me to miss my connecting flight to Michigan). So I managed to get rescheduled to a Friday departure....but so did everyone else, and the airport was a mass of long lines.

But I'm home. Sigh..... And I still love traveling...usually.....

Now let's kick some serious booty with our exercise!

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BRAVERUDE 7/28/2012 2:33PM

    I hope you've had a great week at home! Alex returned to the US yesterday and will be arriving here (in SoCal), tomorrow - I am doing yardwork and house-cleaning for her majesty's arrival!!!

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BBONET 7/24/2012 11:28AM

    Hope you had a good time and welcome back! There is not place like home as the saying says!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VETTRANGER 7/21/2012 11:24PM

    Wow, some fun traveling, huh? But you got some extra time with your family I'm guessing? :-)

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/21/2012 8:13PM


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ANDYINBC 7/21/2012 4:21PM

    And now, with the Teddy Bear team, off to St. Louis.

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NANAW12001 7/21/2012 2:17PM

  So glad that you made it home. Traveling can be a pain.

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VARSWIFE 7/21/2012 2:05PM

    Welcome back. You have a great attitude.

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PARKERB2 7/21/2012 2:01PM

    WELCOME BACK. Sorry for the delay and long lines. I know it's a hassle.

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The push-up test

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ha,ha! I was looking at the men's test and trying to do 29 so that I could be "excellent" for my age group. When I couldn't get past 21 without wobbling, I said, "Oh well, I'll keep working on it."

Then I noticed 21 modified push-ups for women is still excellent! So...I'll still keep working toward the 29. emoticon

Want to see how you'll do?


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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/18/2012 11:50PM

    I am in awe of you!!!!!

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BBONET 7/18/2012 9:40PM

    No push up for me right now - shoulder not strong enought - but you rock! emoticon emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 7/18/2012 7:09AM

    GREAT job on the push ups..the bane of my existence...however my fingers are fiercely strong... emoticonprobably from the daily sparking workout on the keyboard staying in touch with all my darling friends..and you my dear....are such a sweet one! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VETTRANGER 7/17/2012 10:46PM

    I did those tests a few weeks ago ... sit ups, push ups, the mile walk, and I forget the last one. I hit the good or excellent rating in each one of them ... if I was in my 20s and 30s. :-) Had to brag. LOL

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SPARKLE1908 7/17/2012 6:46PM

    LOL...you "rock" for sure!

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ADRIENALINE 7/17/2012 2:56PM

    Wow you are awesome. I haven't done a push up in a long time.

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HEALTHYBARB1 7/17/2012 2:54PM

    21....that's amazing!! Way to go!! I am working up from 10!!! Smiles Barb

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SONYALATRECE 7/17/2012 12:35PM

    I know that's right.
In the words of Salt 'N Peppa, "Push it real good!" emoticon

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Monday, July 16, 2012

The up-side of doing the weight-loss routine so many times is that you finally realize what works for you. So when you get serious about it, you know what to do.

I eat rather healthfully most of the time, but tracking to make sure I'm not overeating (I enjoy most foods a bit too much) takes me a little ways toward weight loss. What really ramps it up for me is adding intervals of jogging to my walks. I began a program of this last week and already the lbs are dropping.

Yea! emoticon emoticon

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/19/2012 6:12PM

    Glad you found something that works! Love that you shook it up.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/19/2012 11:23AM

    Way to go on figuring out what works for you!!!!

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BBONET 7/18/2012 9:38PM

    Thanks for the insight cause I seem to be stuck on just the same routine so I will give it a try!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 7/17/2012 12:23AM

    Woo Hoo! I have a spark friend who calls it Wogging. Walking with jogging intervals. It has made a huge difference for her.

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VETTRANGER 7/16/2012 10:38PM

    Good place to get too, huh? :-)

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PEPPERCHILD 7/16/2012 1:38PM

    I totally agree with you. Interval training is the best way to burn calories and drop pounds. Good Job..... emoticon

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    I have been doing the same thing! At my age (nearly 47), it's a privilege to still have the knees for jogging. It really can shake up the exercise routine. I'm flirting with the idea of doing a couch to 5K program.

Way to kick things up a notch! emoticon

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Never Quit Pledge

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Taken from BBonet's blog

I have added my name to the bottom of the list.

Never Quit Pledge

Friday, June 29, 2012

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)

Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids)

Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)

Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838)

(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)

Signed: Vicki aka VICKI-B--56

Signed; Pixie (Pixie-Licious)

Signed: Gloria (GloriaB73)

signed Fran

Signed Sarah (Millie 5522)

Signed Shelby (theshelbster)

Signed Beckie (BIRKIE528)

Signed Debaune (Doobie893)

Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012

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Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012

Signed by Bibi (Bbonet) Friday - June 29, 2012

Signed by Adriennie Friday 6/29/2012

Signed by Jonnie (JazzzeJR) 6/30/2012

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?

Let's spread it through Sparks, so all can have the choice to commit!

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VETTRANGER 6/30/2012 10:56PM

    It reminds me of a point on a Code of Honor list I have framed in my den:

Never regret the past. Life is in you today, and you make your own tomorrow.

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A picture worth 1,000 words

Thursday, June 28, 2012

On a fellow Sparker's page:


FYI: kj = kilojoule, a more accurate measure of food energy than the term calorie. I learned this at Better Health Channel.com www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bh

Interesting, eh?

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    How true!! It's that "Volumetrics" philosopy.

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THISTIMEMYWAY 6/29/2012 1:27PM

    Thanks for sharing the pic, it is worth a thousand words!

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VETTRANGER 6/28/2012 10:55PM

    That snickers picture is outstanding! LOL

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HEALTHYBARB1 6/28/2012 3:06PM

    Love it!!!

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BLESSED2BEME 6/28/2012 12:08PM

    Holy camoly! Big difference.

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BBONET 6/28/2012 10:52AM

    Thanks for the info on the kJ, this was very interesting!

The picture was priceless. emoticon It really makes you look at things differently. emoticon emoticon emoticon

none of this for now! emoticon

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