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Last chance workout..

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Tomorrow is weigh in so I only have one more day. (With a little luck I will reach my goal.) The holiday weekend was kind to me as far as fitness but I exceeded my calories by a long shot. My plan for today is to shred (already did), walk or bike (depending on the weather), and eat within my range. That shouldn't be hard as everyone is back at school/work and I have stashed the weekend leftovers in the freezer. I have lots of errands to run today, including putting in an application to sub in my former school district. This afternoon my son has a swim meet and I plan to walk around the track during down times.

Good luck with your next weigh in!



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GEORGE7551 9/7/2010 6:38PM

    Good luck with the weigh in...holiday weekends are turf!

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BARBARACT 9/7/2010 6:25PM

    Good luck to you too! I just applied to be a sub at my son's school district also!

Hope you have an awesome weigh in!

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JUSTBIRDY 9/7/2010 11:12AM

    shred shred shred!!! BBQ in the freezer? Dangerous around here, for sure. Glad the freezer is too full of pumpkin.

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LILDREAMY 9/7/2010 9:17AM

    Awesome day planned! Good luck! :-D

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MOOMOO40 9/7/2010 9:15AM

    Good emoticon!!! I bet that you will do just fine!! Have a great day!! emoticon Teresa

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SHANNONSTILLS 9/7/2010 8:55AM

  Good luck!

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Too much barbecue............

Monday, September 06, 2010

Can you ever get too much barbecue? I think not. We are a real barbecue family. My husband is the expert and I help with the grunt work. Yesterday it was ribs and today it is chicken. If we want to see out kids, we call them with the promise of barbecue and they come running. Today we are having macaroni (for the younger set), a huge salad, corn on the cob (cooked over the grill of course), baked beans (family recipe), a strawberry/pineapple salad, veggies with hummus and crab dips, and grean beans. We often skip dessert; who need it! Lots of calories without it.

Are you barbecuing today? What are your favorite cookout foods? I hope that you have a fun day!

  
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SPARKBJ 9/7/2010 2:27AM

    Tri tip again - and ribs. The tri tip was much better - ribs with the apricot bbq sauce from Costco were too sweet.

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GEORGE7551 9/6/2010 10:43PM

    I've had BBQ several times this weekend...everything was good.... Yours sounded delicious!

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READNKNIT 9/6/2010 5:58PM

    I hope you have a great day! It sounds very fun and filling!

My husband is on call 24 hours today, starting at 8 a.m., so he's gone.

My son and I and a friend went shopping for shoes for him. We got those, then I ended up getting $100 leather purse for less than $20 at a sidewalk sale in the same outlet mall and a new dressy down vest for winter and another Leslie dvd. You could definitely same I'm hooked on those walking dvds. I love them!



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JUSTBIRDY 9/6/2010 4:01PM

    We're having grilled chicken breast and lots of veggies! I love grilled peppers!!!
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DHSPARK 9/6/2010 10:06AM

    Sounds yummy!

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Can you stay inside today?

Sunday, September 05, 2010

I can't. It's in the low 70's and there is not a cloud in the sky. Our bikes are packed and we are heading out for a ride on the Katy Trail. I've got lots of water and sunscereen. Next stop, a beer garden 15 miles down the trail. It overlooks the trail and miles of farmland. It's a great place to relax and refuel before heading back to town.

Hope the weather is great for you!

  
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__KELLY__ 9/6/2010 1:39AM

    that sounds awesome!!! hope your ride was a ton of fun!

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SPARKBJ 9/6/2010 12:22AM

    Beautiful days like today make me happy and I love it when the fog rolls in at night, too. So cool now after a warm day.

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READNKNIT 9/5/2010 4:17PM

    Wow! I hope you have a great day!

We went to church, then I came home and did a new Leslie Sansone Bootcamp workout! It's great! Came with figure 8 bands for strength training. REally liked it!

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BARBARACT 9/5/2010 3:18PM

    Nope, I took one of my dogs for a lovely walk today. I had to get out of the house with it being so beautiful or I feel like it is wasted. Being out in this weather sure beats being at the gym. Since I can't go to the gym until I am better the walk went well.
I am probably going to go outside and read for a bit.

Hope you enjoy your bike riding and your day!!!

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LISAT1773 9/5/2010 1:30PM

    It is gorgeous in Massachusetts today, too! Went for a fabulous walk! I have been slacking at exercise, but am determined to get with it! Enjoy your ride!
Lisa
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JUSTBIRDY 9/5/2010 12:27PM

    I was out on the patio early this morning, before it gets too hot! emoticon

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NANCYLAPEACH 9/5/2010 12:14PM

    Sounds like wonderful day! I did a short ride this morning, here in the sunny Philadelphia area. 14 miles in the park near my house. Beautiful! I am on call for work or I would have cycled longer. Enjoy your day!!

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FIERYSPARKED 9/5/2010 10:15AM

    I'm working for 10 hours today, but I'm going to try and get out as early as possible...then I'm headed to the lake for the last hurrah of the summer!

Hurrican Earl came here yesterday, so it's not nearly as hot and humid as before the storm, but it's still gorgeously sunny!

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Spread the Spark Saturday

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Last night we had girls night out and I did really well. Instead of ordering fried food or monster burgers, I had hummus, cucumbers, olive relish, and pita chips. Who said that healthier food has to be boring. We went to an art show and I was tempted with many jewelry booths but I resisted. One friend bought many things so she spread her loot on the table (like you do with Halloween candy) and we got to enjoy her buys. Anyway, back to the spread the spark part...............I talked about sparking a little (don't worry, they asked me first) and one of my friends was very interested in it. She is going to google my page tomorrow. It would be fun to have another friend join!

Have a fun and safe weekend! Laurel

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GEORGE7551 9/5/2010 1:08AM

    Sounds like you had a lovely time!

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BARBARACT 9/4/2010 11:14PM

    Isn't it great how once you start eating healthy, it just comes naturally to continue?
I think that is really what I have learned most so far in the process!

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JUSTBIRDY 9/4/2010 8:46PM

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SPARKBJ 9/4/2010 6:50PM

    Your palate is highly evolved!

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LIFEISSWEET2 9/4/2010 9:17AM

    Sounds like you made some great choices! Congrats! emoticon

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HOPE2BE 9/4/2010 8:57AM

    That's great that you had a friend interested in joining. I look forward to new friends too on spark people.

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LBEEKMA 9/4/2010 8:39AM

    You are one of the best at sparking...woohoo for a healthy, tasty dinner!

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READNKNIT 9/4/2010 8:37AM

    I have one friend who has joined, but I don't think she's very active on the site. I've told other people about it, but I don't think anyone else has joined.

I'm going to a craft fair today with a friend (happens to be the one who joined!). It should be fun, and I'll ask her whether she has done much with the site.

Have a great weekend!

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DBFBILLY 9/4/2010 8:27AM

    That is TOTALLY AWESOME!! i sent to a festival last night, and instead of getting a whole burger or something i didn't need, i had a few of my son's things..i saved calories and money...they didn't have those healthy options at a festival, that's for sure..Congratulations and keep SPARKING! emoticon

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Fast-Food Free Friday

Friday, September 03, 2010

It's Fast-Food Free Friday on the SSV Team. Friday is on day I tend go over my calories a bit. This Friday I will not. I'm going out to Happy Hour with friends but I can watch what I eat and drink. No fried mushrooms, green beans, or cauliflower or rich dips for me! No big foo-foo drinks with umbrellas! I know that I can eat sensibly. Afterward, we are going to an art show at a local park. Art from all over the country will be showcased. Who knows, maybe the $ that I save will end up on my finger (new ring) or wrist (new bracelet).

Have a fabulous Friday! Laurel

  
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GEORGE7551 9/3/2010 8:42PM

    Hope you have fun at the fair! It's good to let loose once in awhile.


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PAMAPPLE 9/3/2010 3:16PM

    I like to go to art fairs, too! You can find some really original stuff!LOL!!!
I find it exciting to go out to restaurants and order big salad to get my veggies in and they are usually very tasty! Enjoy!

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SPARKBJ 9/3/2010 2:22PM

    With all the wine lovers in your circle, maybe you can become a wine afficiando and save some calories as well. I wonder who around you can guide you to some great tasting wines!?! emoticon

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BARBARACT 9/3/2010 12:51PM

    That great! Good for you! I love art shows! Have fun!

When I went out to dinner last night I was very careful with what I ordered and what I ate. I was actually excited that something I picked out was very healthy and delicious too! Just more proof to myself that I don't need fat to have flavor and I don't need to stuff myself to enjoy!

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JUSTBIRDY 9/3/2010 11:58AM

    emoticon I am sure you will succeed.

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SCORPIO1026 9/3/2010 11:43AM

    Have fun tonight! Sounds like good motivation to me...skip the snack and get another kind of treat!!

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FLGIRL1234 9/3/2010 11:40AM

    Great way of thinking! I love it!

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KARDUH114 9/3/2010 11:33AM

    Good luck to you...great thinking & keep up the good work...Kar

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