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Challenge Met!

Friday, July 22, 2011

I am so excited! I had joined to 1000mins of exercise sparkteam, when I joined, I was thinking 1000 mins........that is 250 a week.......35 mins everyday! No way! I would never be able to do that much! Well guess I was wrong! Today I have crossed the 1000 mile marker! I am super excited - did I already mention that?!
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Christine

  
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BRILYNN79 7/25/2011 4:16AM

  Congrats! So inspiring.

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KENDRACARROLL 7/23/2011 1:50PM

    Congratulations!
That's my goal every month.
This year I'm 5 out of 7 but since July is not over yet, I'll probably hit that goal in July as well.
Keep up the good work!!!

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CRYS828 7/22/2011 11:33PM

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TEMPERANCE88 7/22/2011 9:33AM

    Great job! Way to go!

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NEWMAC2011 7/22/2011 9:11AM

    It's so exciting to complete a Challenge! emoticon! Good luck on your next one.

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MARZIPAN22 7/22/2011 8:31AM

    Thanks for your post ! It will make me less hesitant to reach for the "next rung" on the ladder. emoticon emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 7/22/2011 8:05AM

    Of course you did it! You can do anything that you set your mind to! emoticon

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LEXIE63 7/22/2011 6:11AM

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That's so great Christine! Go Girl!!!

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Walking America

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I joined the site www.exercise.lbl.gov which I got from another SP. It is a virtual walk across the country. They sent you photos of where you are at at this is mine! I am in VA right now :)
2.6 mi - "10.40 mi to Williamsburg, VA", York County
"Section: 12 Map Name: Yorktown, 150"
Christine

OOPS! Guess it is not a www address! Sorry, here is the right link straight from the web page
http://exercise.lbl.gov/index.html

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Christine

  
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TEMPERANCE88 7/21/2011 6:57PM

    Wow! How neat.

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KIWINURSE 7/21/2011 1:23PM

    Sorry, Lexie, not sure what I have done wrong, but you can find it if you google exercise.lbl.gov too!

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REDRUDY5 7/21/2011 1:12PM

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LEXIE63 7/21/2011 10:57AM

    The link you gave must be missing a letter or something because my browser can't find it. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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LJCANNON 7/21/2011 10:41AM

    I am looking forward to seeing your Photos. I just joined a site yesterday "Getting Fit On Route 66" which sounds similar to this.

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JUSTCHELLE75 7/21/2011 10:27AM

    I think I will join to.

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Friendly Rivalry!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The other night at work I signed up one of my co-workers for SP! She is so impressed with the website DUH! She has got me looking at the website with fresh eyes! Now we sit at work comparing how much protein, fat etc we have logged! We are even doing SP strength exercises! Last night we even broke out a jumping rope, but it was too small - we work in pediatrics! So I am bring mine from home when I come next week, as well as my exercise bands! I am loving having someone to hold me accountable and I have the added incentive as being the good example! She is a vegetarian so it is funny comparing our proteins!! We are having fun and we even have our resp therapist thinking he might join is in our exercises and he is ex military!!
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Christine

  
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GEMINISUE 7/21/2011 9:22AM

    This is Great! Together, is so much easier then, alone! Good thing we have togetherness here, on the team. It is so inspiring, to read what each is doing, and what is being achieved, by doing just that.

Onward and Downward
Soar the Skies Beautiful Butterfly
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Linda WL

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SUNNYWBL 7/20/2011 10:57PM

    You cerntainly are not Sparking at work, are you?

It IS great to have another Sparker close at hand. I wish I did. I have tried but no one I know is very interested. Wah.

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ACURVYLADY 7/20/2011 10:39AM

    Way to go !!!!

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TERRIPAL1 7/20/2011 7:21AM

    Great enjoy the company!!

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LEXIE63 7/20/2011 6:03AM

    Oh, what fun! I'll bet that will really give you a boost! :-) I can just imagine the two of you in pediatrics, playing with the kids toys to get your exercise in! LOLOL
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ABB698 7/20/2011 2:19AM

    Yay! Having a real live SP buddy Will be so fun and encouraging :) emoticon

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SUGARBABY60 7/20/2011 1:41AM

    way to go !!! emoticon

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LJCANNON 7/20/2011 1:05AM

    What a Way to spread Your Spark!! Soon you will have a whole Spark Team at Work!! The hardest part will be coming up with a Name for your Team!!

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NELLIEC 7/20/2011 12:51AM

    Wow, that sounds great!

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Cherries

Sunday, July 17, 2011

This what I discovered and posted on my school discussion thread about cherries.....

I am going to be promoting cherries…..cherries….yes cherries! Fresh, frozen, dried or in juice form. Cherries are a “super fruit” growing on bushes; they are small red berries that should be picked when ripe. Cherries are low in calories; fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free; good source of vitamin C and potassium. Cherries are also full of antioxidants, believed to reduce inflammation in conditions like arthritis, gout and heart disease. It is also believed that cherries can help with muscle recovery post exercise. Research has been conducted on cherries and their benefits on health. It has also been shown that cherries can lower risk factors for heart disease, and in 2007 research was conducted that found cherry-enriched diets lowered total blood cholesterol and triglycerides in animals. Cherries also have an effect on reducing body weight and especially the belly fat that increases risks of heart disease.



Reference:

http://www.choosecherries.com/health/ant
ioxidants.aspx

http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.o
rg/?page_id=175


We had to make an ad after gathering information, am going to try and post my ad too!

CHERRIES, CHERRIES!
Fresh, dried, frozen, or juiced; they are good for your heart! The new “super fruit” has arrived! Cherries have properties to lower cholesterol, without the fishy burps! Purchase at your local food store!

I had a cute picture of cherries with the stalks in a heart but it wouldn't come over with the ad :(



hope that this link works, it is my cherry picture!



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Christine

  
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ABB698 7/18/2011 7:59PM

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WENDYSPARKS 7/18/2011 6:51AM

    YUMMY!!!!


WEndy :)

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LEXIE63 7/18/2011 6:34AM

    Plus they make great ear ornaments! ;-)
Love cherries!
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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BUBBLEJ1 7/18/2011 2:50AM

    I LOVE cherries. The Cherry season (when they are really good) is so short here that I eat my weight in them. At $15 per kg, even in season, they are so expensive though!

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FLUTTEROFSTARS 7/18/2011 12:38AM

    Woo-hoo! And cherries are $1.99 at Publix this week!

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MSILVAREI 7/18/2011 12:37AM

    That is great that you posted this... I just finished a bowl of emoticon at my desk... been munching on them all night... It's my favorite fruit.. wish I had it all year long...
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LUCKYPRESENCE 7/17/2011 10:45PM

    OMG!!! I bought a bag of these at the grocery store the other day and they are so wonderfully good!!!!!! They are so sweet and juicy, almost tastes too good to be good for you ;) emoticon

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ROSESTARS 7/17/2011 8:53PM

    All HAIL the mighty cherry!!!! AND, they are just so PRETTY... emoticon
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Rose

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MRSLEENY 7/17/2011 8:17PM

    This blog is great! I have been eating them by the bushels it seems! It is my favorite summer dessert!

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KIWINURSE 7/17/2011 7:43PM

    too funny that the ad from SP on this page is for cherries extract! It is a conspiracy,I tell you! Eat cherries! LOL!

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ASHL_84 7/17/2011 7:23PM

    Love it!! Cherries are the best!

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My Book

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I am glad to report that I have submitted my paper for this weeks online class, so now I can spark! For my class I am having to read the book "The Omnivore's Dilemma", have any of you read it? I have had problems getting into it, but when I do, I am amazed at what I am reading! Basically the book is addressing our diets and starts off with how we have lost our foundation of what is right to eat, we have become so confused by the media....bread or no bread, eggs or no eggs, fat or not etc.....so it is right up my street! LOL!
This week my reading was about organic foods and how they are processed - sure blew my theories out of the water! Anyhow, I have not turned vegetarian yet! One of the doctors that I work with saw me reading the other night and asked if I had converted yet! :)
It is funny how I am so much in agreement with what this writer is saying!

On the school front, my studies are going well, I have been struggling with this paper as it is an advanced english writing paper and not nurse related, but it is a requirement! I am getting there and I have the best proof reader in the world - my 16 year old daughter! She just told me that my paper was great and that she could not really find any mistakes! I submitted my paper to turnitin and this is a website that looks for plagarisms and I had 2% of my paper and that was the name of the book! Now to see what mark I get! Also the max words were 750 and I wrote 747!!!

Also, did anyone know that last week they announced a foodplate rather than the food pyramid? As a pediatric nurse I love the plate concept, why didn't I come up with this????
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Well, I work again tonight, so am going to try and get a little more rest before having to get ready for work! Am just excited to have my paper submitted!


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PS, forgot to mention that as part of my schoolwork I researched cherries this week and they have amazing properties for our health, plus I love cherries! Will my findings later.....

Christine

  
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JUNIAATROME 7/18/2011 2:30AM

    Congratulations on the paper written and submitted! emoticon You are allowed big smiles now!

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TANYAP71 7/17/2011 7:17PM

    That book was REVOLUTIONARY in how I think about food. Since reading that book I have joined a CSA and eat as much grass-fed beef (and other heathily-farmed meat, eggs, etc) as we can afford. We're not 100% but boy, oh, boy that book was an eye opener. The best, IMO, of the 3 books I've read by him.

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SPBETTERWAY 7/17/2011 7:13PM

    So good to finish a project! I bet you'll continue to have thoughts on this one.

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