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Off track today

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I've been off track today. I've had an earache for three days and I'm headed to the doctor (at a pharmacy). My reward (for the fact that I have not broken down and cried) has been three pieces of Tolberone chocolate, and no, not the small bars. I'm not worried because all of the calorie/nutrition info is in French. That means no American calories, right. That's what I'm going with.

I hope you have a fun Sunday!

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 8/1/2011 7:31PM

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/1/2011 1:12PM

    Are you still in cal? Earaches are the worst. Feel better.

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SPARKBJ 8/1/2011 2:18AM

    Chocolate is the cure-all. Enjoy!

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CHUBRUB3 8/1/2011 12:38AM

    Get better!
Hugs,
Angela


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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 8/1/2011 12:28AM

    I like that idea of only American calories count, lol! I'm sorry that you're not feeling well, hope that earache ends soon. Take it easy.
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BLACK-SWAN 7/31/2011 10:56PM

    French calories don't count. They are naturally thin.

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2HAMSDIET 7/31/2011 9:21PM

    I hope the ear is better soon. emoticon I have heard of the chocolate cure and have tried it myself. It didn't do much for hearing but it did a lot for my mood. emoticonTake care.

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SAMI199 7/31/2011 8:43PM

    Oh Bummer! Earaches really hurt- emoticon I think Chocolate is called for in times like these! Feel better soon.

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SUSIEGKORN 7/31/2011 7:34PM

    Love your sense of humor, even with an earache! Hope you get some relief soon ~ from medicine, not chocolate! HA! I know you'll be back on track soon. Here's to you!


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SHAKENMA 7/31/2011 7:27PM

    Hope your ear starts to feel better.

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OILMANDREW 7/31/2011 5:04PM

    That's true about the American calories...but what is the current exchange rate? Did you think about that?

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BRAVERUDE 7/31/2011 4:42PM

    Tomorrow is a new week, new month - an opportunity for a new start! Hang in there!

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Mystery weight

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I have been in CA since Tuesday and have not been able to weigh in. I have been eating out since then but have been trying to be healthy (pretty much 3 squares a day with a few light snacks). A year ago I would have been going crazy with the need to check my weight but now I am not. I'm confident that I'm maintaining my weight and have been rather proud of what I have been eating. Spark's lifestyle change is working for me!!



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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/31/2011 9:01AM

    Woo Hoo Laurel, enjoy yourself

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2HAMSDIET 7/30/2011 10:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a great vacation.

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SAMI199 7/30/2011 3:36PM

    emoticon emoticon I am not surprised-you already did the impossible when you returned from Paris without a weight gain-You are amazing! Enjoy your trip!

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SUSIEGKORN 7/30/2011 1:41PM

    That's so cool! Glad you're able to enjoy your vacation and not be consumed with stressing about the scale! Sounds like you have mastered some great skills for living successful lifestyle!
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FITFABJENN 7/30/2011 12:41PM

    Woo hoo! Congrats for freeing yourself from the scale monster.

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DOLPHINFAN1334 7/30/2011 11:30AM

    CONGRATULATIONS AND I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME!! emoticon

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Sparking with a sparkfriend......

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today I'm sparking with a sparkfriend. This is the first time I've been lucky enough to visit with sparkfriends and we are sparking together. Later we will go to wine country and will go for a hike. We'll probably sneak in some shopping (the shopping is great here). My friend brought lots of veggies so we'll be eating like queens.

Have a great day!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/29/2011 11:36PM

    How fun! Enjoy the hike!

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 7/29/2011 11:46AM

    Have Fun!

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SAMI199 7/29/2011 1:14AM

    Shop till you Drop-lol, Have fun.

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CHUBRUB3 7/28/2011 9:38PM

    THis is so wonderful! Have a great time!
Hugs,
Angela
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GATOR12 7/28/2011 8:31PM

    So cool!! I know you had a wonderful day. Sparkle on!!

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LUVS2BIKE101 7/28/2011 7:28PM

    How nice! Enjoy your time together! I met a Sparkfriend on a bike trail and it was so much fun.
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MNNICE 7/28/2011 12:49PM

    I would love to meet a local sparkfriend. There's nothing quite so motivating as support from someone who's been there (and is STILL there!)

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WONDERBUG381 7/28/2011 12:32PM

    That sounds so nice. You guys enjoy your day and each others company emoticon

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COOP9002 7/28/2011 10:22AM

    Enjoy your day!


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CANDOK1260 7/28/2011 10:02AM

    SOUNDS GREAT HAVE FUN and congrat on your 30,500 fitness minutes

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APMAC_D 7/28/2011 9:08AM

    I would LOVE to meet some of my sparkfriends- it would be a blast!

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CLIMBERS_ROCK 7/28/2011 8:56AM

    What a wonderful and motivational sounding experience. I have several SparkFriends I would love to meet in person. Have a sparkle day. You both deserve it. emoticon

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The good news

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I have good news; I did not put on a single pound while we were on vacation. emoticon

We got a lot of exercise in and had a great time. We were on the street when the first Tour de France rider came in. It was so crowded that we did not see him in person but saw him on the giant screens. (When I get around to it I'll post some pictures). Thanks to all of you who have been communicating with me; sorry I haven't been a very good sparker.

Today I leave again; this time to CA for a birthday celebration. I had just enough time to do laundry and clean the house. (The house was standing but the two kids made quite a mess. You'd think they would know by now that we have a dishwasher and a mop for the kitchen floor. Some of the plants are stressed but they should be fine in the long run.) I'll spark when I can but I am not taking my computer this time; it's just too heavy to lug through the airports.

I'll have a lot of catching up when I get back..........I hope that you have a great week.

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CYCLINGSANDY 7/28/2011 2:48AM

    It sounds like your time was fantastic. Be safe as you go to California.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/28/2011 12:48AM

    Enjoy your California vaca!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/27/2011 12:23AM

    Have fun be safe, Don't trust those Californians!

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2HAMSDIET 7/26/2011 10:54PM

    emoticonSounds like a perfect vaction to me.

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 7/26/2011 12:05PM

    Wow! It's hard to go anywhere on vacation and not gain! I would think it would be extra hard to go to Paris and not gain! You go girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Have fun and be safe on your next trip!

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SPICY0NE 7/26/2011 12:01PM

    You were in France and gained zero pounds? You give me hope! Hahahaha. SOOOOOOOO awesome that you were there for the Tour. Lucky, lucky you!

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JUSTBIRDY 7/26/2011 10:45AM

    a mess. If they are old enough to have their own vaca, I say they are old enough to clean up after themselves. Enjoy your new vaca, I am sure you won't gain weight there, either!!!!!!!

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FITFABJENN 7/26/2011 10:35AM

    Congratulations on that accomplishment. I know how hard it can be not to pack on pounds while traveling, especially on vacation. So glad you had fun!

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MNNICE 7/26/2011 10:32AM

    That's a great accomplishment! Congratulations. Enjoy your next trip and I wish you continued success.

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BUSYGRANNY5 7/26/2011 10:31AM

    Awesome!!!! Good for you for NOT gaining!!!!! Have a terrific time in CA!!!


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DEECANDOITAGAIN 7/26/2011 10:00AM

    emoticonon the superior weight management! I was impressed that you bothered to spark at all, on your trip. Thanks for keeping in touch!

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SUEAZZI 7/26/2011 9:37AM

    emoticon on no weight gain over your vacation! Sounds like you are having a super summer; glad you are having so much fun! Enjoy CA and "see you" when you get back! emoticon

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Tour de France

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The streets are closed and there are barriers, vendors, decorations, and security everywhere. We thought we'd head down to the bandstands before the big crowd arrives. Our favorite restaurant will be closed so I guess we'll walk over to the Eiffel Tower for lunch. It's going to be a busy day......I can't even imagine the crowds. I'm up for it!

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 7/25/2011 9:53PM

    This is so exciting!

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WONDERBUG381 7/24/2011 10:37PM

    Have a great time. Sounds so exciting

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/24/2011 10:21PM

    Fun, fun, fun!

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SPARKBJ 7/24/2011 10:16PM

    It doesn't get any better than this for a biker girl!

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DRB13_1 7/24/2011 7:57PM

    how exciting to actually BE there! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/24/2011 7:25PM

    How thrilling! Enjoy this unique experience. emoticon

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    How exciting! emoticon

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SAMI199 7/24/2011 6:06PM

    Incredible-enjoy every second!!! emoticon

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STRONGERLEANER 7/24/2011 1:07PM

    What a great experience!
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LARIESHA 7/24/2011 12:45PM

    Sounds like you are having a lot of fun! Enjoy your time them.

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 7/24/2011 11:20AM

    What fun! I can't imagine the thrill it must be!

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CHUBRUB3 7/24/2011 10:36AM

    Wow! Have a great time! So motivational and inspiring.
Hugs,
Angela
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WHOWANTSOLLIE 7/24/2011 9:06AM

    Talk about motivation! It's amazing to watch elite athletes do their thing. Soak it in!

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W5VEOTX 7/24/2011 6:48AM

    W H O W ! How nice.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/24/2011 3:32AM

    Enjoy lunch and seeing the race.

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