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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!
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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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Burn Baby Burn Thursday........

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Today is Burn Baby Burn Thursday on the SSV team. In it's honor, I've already shredded, moved furniture, and moved boxes. As soon as the window guys come to replace a window, I am out in the yard. We've had rain and I always need to pick up River Birch sticks and branches the next day.

Have a healthy day today. Don't forget to burn lots of calories.

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LBEEKMA 9/3/2010 1:44AM

    You've been one busy bee. I can see the calories burning off of you!

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JUSTBIRDY 9/2/2010 5:24PM

    Sounds great! I burned today, too. emoticon

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SPARKBJ 9/2/2010 5:19PM

    I should have burned calories this morning like you did. Now I'm feeling nap need instead of calorie burning. Glad you got it done.

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SCORPIO1026 9/2/2010 2:36PM

    Sounds to me like you've met challenge goal today!!

Tonight I have to move some stuff around in the basement instead of going to the gym...a workouts a workout no matther where it happens!!

Great job!!

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2BAHOTMAMA1976 9/2/2010 1:52PM

    Way to burn those calories. Burn Baby Burn!

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FROMBABY2BRIDE 9/2/2010 10:29AM

    GREAT JOB!!!!!

Burn em' up!
Mel
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MTTOP37 9/2/2010 10:15AM

    Way to keep moving!!!! emoticon

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JCFLEM52 9/2/2010 10:13AM

    Have a healthy day yourself..will be burning those calories along with you in Colorado.
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Who let the dogs out................

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I went out to get a bike ride before the rain. It drizzled the whole time so I decided to stay in the neighborhood. What I want to know is "Who Let the Dogs Out?". There were so many dogs out today that I was amazed. Maybe they were out because of the impending rain, whatever, they were out in force. Many wanted to come with me but their electric fences stopped them ( but not from barking). One dog (Charlie) did follow me until I went back to his court and dropped him off with his owner (who was standing outside drinking coffee). I wish that I could have taken all of the pooches along with me, what a sight that would have been!

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BARBARACT 9/3/2010 12:52PM

    I would have love to seen you riding with all the dogs behind you! That really would have been a sight! I just love dogs!!!

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SPARKBJ 9/1/2010 3:53PM

    Such a dog lover you are - LOL! It's fun that so many us of are your friends! xoxo Nicki

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JUSTBIRDY 9/1/2010 12:07PM

    Maybe you can get a new career as a dog walker. Good, Honest money and just think of all those exercise points you'll get. emoticon

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GOFORGOLD50 9/1/2010 11:13AM

    It's probably a good thing that they didn't, they may have knocked you over! A friend of mine (who is in her 80's and recently had bypass surgery) was out walking and 3 bulldogs who belong to a neighbor and mutual friend, surrounded her and knocked her down. They weren't being mean,and didn't bite her, but there was 3 of them and she isn't that big! The neighbor's husband was home and saw what happened and corralled the dogs and helped her up and sent her a plant, but she was still annoyed that the dogs were loose. emoticon

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JAYEACTS 9/1/2010 10:42AM

  Good thing you weren't bike riding around my dog! She like to bark at people on any kind of wheels...skate boards, bikes, whatever. She will even park at the street cleaning machines...she is 11 pounds...so yes, her bark is worse than her proverbial bite - AND I keep her on a short lease whenever I see "wheels" coming our direction!!

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