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Computer was down!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

This morning I woke up--flicked on the computer----NOTHING!!
I panic-ed---After calling son #2, the Pilot, and him saying it might be the monitor--I got ahold of a patient of my husbands who works with computers all the time--
He came out to the house--ON A SUNDAY-----
I just could not believe it!-He brought another monitor-attached it to my computer--and everything worked--
Long story short---The computer repair-man ended up taking the big box to blow the dust out--AND --brought it back--and re-hooked everything up--complete with a new larger monitor--and here I am---WooWoo!
He said the dust in the big box was like a finee powder--Guess what is right beside the computer box??--The kitty Litter box-----Of course , that is where the dust has come from--
So--the blog is late----but--I am up and running here--AGAIN!
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/17/2012 9:14PM

    Well, glad you got your computer up and running again! This morning was not the same without reading your blog!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/17/2012 9:10PM

    Glad the computer woes were easy to fix! I miss you when you go missing!

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CAT609 6/17/2012 12:50PM

    Thanks for the birthday greetings yesterday! I had a great day! Don't we rely on our computers? I hate when I can't get on-line! I am glad you got everything fixed! I hope the rest of your day goes well! Have a great Father's Day with your family. emoticon

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 6/17/2012 12:15PM

    I was having pop up problems - couldnt blog! Well glad we both fixed 'em. Those computers are supposed to be working for us!

Happy Sunday LeanJean!

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Self Motivation-

Saturday, June 16, 2012

It's sunny--It will be hot to-day--- I have the next 24 hours to Spark and Spark properly-It's up to me--I have a choice----to eat whatever I see, and gain weight and then feel terrible inside--guilty---and slow my progress-----
or------I can think about this--make conscious decisions about what I put in my mouth----I can choose to exercise---It's up to me to be happy and not dwell on the past-
To-day is a new day --and I am part of it--
Lookout World--- Here I come--
To-day I will be healthy!-
I CAN do this!
I Will do this!

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BELLACUDDLES 6/17/2012 2:11PM

    Believe in yourself and power of "I CAN!!"

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/16/2012 5:22PM

    emoticon And wish a great Father's day to your DH.

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RADFEN 6/16/2012 10:13AM

    emoticon Have a good day!

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CAT609 6/16/2012 9:17AM

    Good Morning! You will do it! I know you can. I will have a difficult time today. I have my big birthday party. Which means lots of food, cake and ice cream. This is a rough time of year. We already celebrated 2 birthdays this week. double the cake and ice cream. Next is mine which is tonight. Then Father's Day tomorrow. Then one more birthday next week, and we will be finished with June birthdays! Phew! I will try to eat healthy until the cake, then I will have a small piece! I can do this, we can do this! Enjoy your Saturday! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/16/2012 8:25AM

    Yes you CAN do this! And with flair!!!!! HUGS

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46SHADOW 6/16/2012 7:58AM

    Go get 'em.

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Hannah helps me stay healthy!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hannah's Soccer Team----

This is Hannah--with her best friend, Lily--her dog--
Hannah is my oldest Grand Daughter--son #2, the Pilot's girl---
Hannah dances---

Hannah swims---

In the summer, she is a great soccer player--In fact, she plays defense and midfield, and her team usually wins--

Hannah will be 10 yrs old this summer---She will come up north to visit me soon (I Hope)---We swim--walk dogs--shop---look after other Grandkids who live in the area--

Here I am with Hannah and another Grandbaby--her cousin, Jacob--
I am 60 years older than her---When I was 10 yrs old---we probably just got our first TV----There were no computers--I took piano lessons--don't think there was organized soccer games---I took swimming lessons tho---

I love Hannah----She is a great reason that I must keep healthy---active---and watch my weight--
So--another weekend is about to start----Father's Day weekend----Hug a Dad somewhere!--LOL

Hannah's 2012 soccer team

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/15/2012 10:34PM

    How great... you can be a fun grandma and do things with Hannah! I used to love visiting my grandma, many moons ago.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/15/2012 11:21AM

    Talented and beautiful . . . just like her Grandma!

Hope you have a great weekend, and happy Fathers Day to your DH!


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CAT609 6/15/2012 9:26AM

    What awesome inspiration she is! I agree with you. I keep healthy for my daughters. Children are such wonderful reasons to be our best! Have a great weekend. Hugs to all, yes even the Germans! emoticon emoticon

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Trying to-Cut the Crap-!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I just read a blog-- (Mark's)--"'Just cut the crap and do it""--he sorta says-
When he is tempted to eat what he feels he shouldn't , he goes for a walk--
He grocery shops once a week now--
Funny--coz I try to do that now too--It seems to cut out the bad stuff in my cupboards-I do try to exercise daily--but--I do take one day off from the Dreadmill--
His blog made me wonder how else my life has changed since I began Spark--

Well, I don't drink diet coke -at all---
I eat more vegetables--fruits too---
I move more----I consciously try to be happy and grateful for every day--
I do look at food differently---like--""Do I really want to eat that""--and if not, I dump it---and substitute with some healthier food--
I am still working on , not eating in the evening--or substituting healthy food and including it in my calorie count-This has taken me a long time to do--and I'm still not good at it---
I don't buy ice cream anymore--as I KNOW I will eat it -mindlessly---

So--after 2 yrs on here, I am STILL working at this---changing my way of living--
I have watched people die, as I struggle along here---one lady (Extremely overweight) waiting for her stomach taping--died in her sleep--
My daughter's Father-in -law is now diabetic---and a night ice cream eater as I used to be)--My own son, (overweight) is now on blood pressure medication at 40 yrs old)-
I have no choice, I realize-----If I am going to live , and live healthy, as Mark says, I must just cut the crap, and do it!-

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SUNNY332 6/14/2012 7:34PM

    How are you doing with strength training? Strong muscles burn more calories. My focus this summer will be on strength training. I am doing some videos I found on Spark People and also some beginning Pilates.

There are days when I don't do as well with "cutting the crap" but for the most part I do pretty good.

Long walk today. Pilates tomorrow.

Hugs, Sunny

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1CRAZYDOG 6/14/2012 12:49PM

    That's why this is a journey . . . it's constantly evolving, taking different twists and turns as you get to your destination. You're determined so it will happen.

Wow, I hope your son takes care of himself!!

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WAYSOFGRACE 6/14/2012 10:33AM

    Here here! You have a wonderful attitude, and inspire me to do the same...I am going to cut the crap and just do it!

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CAT609 6/14/2012 9:16AM

    Good morning, Lynda! I need to do the same thing and cut the crap! I have been so bad lately! I was blaming it on the birthday excuse! My new goal is to get up early again and get moving. I have been lazy and sleeping late. Then I run out of time to do the healthy things. We can do this! Have a great day. Thanks for the reminder! emoticon emoticon

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TEDDYTEDDY 6/14/2012 7:20AM

    Thanks for a blog with "some teeth."

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/14/2012 7:13AM

    Great motivational reality check! Thanks!

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MAUR88N 6/14/2012 7:12AM

  Keep up the great work. Yoou seem to be on the right path!

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Be kind to a Dog Day!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Me and my dogs eh??---Yesterday, cutting grass, I looked over at husband pushing the lawn mower--and right beside him, walking at his heels, was Tess, The GSDOG---so cute to see---seems she has become his dog-

Tess on the dock

This morning , my journal fell open to May 8th--and---on that day, my weight was 207-
This morning I weigh 202--(wish I was below the 200)----but----
I AM down from last month----
Sometimes I forget that--The weight loss is so slow--
So-----I opened the Spark book-P156--titled, ""Ways to Keep Going for the Long Haul""--It says-----
#1--write on a calender and keep that calender in front of yer face
#2--Email to yourself your own encouragement--Neato!
#4--Report to a buddy--Well, that is what I am doing now

But--right now , a gal must get moving--Tis a lovely day out there, and we are a part of it--! Be kind to a dog out there--Don't shut them in your car---Don't put them in the back of a pick-up truck----Hug them---- and keep them close--You are part of their pack-

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SUNNY332 6/13/2012 8:08PM

    Slow and steady does win the race. I have to agree with Barb that it is best to loose it slowly. Hang in there.

Loved your blog today. Our Miss Macki is not doing well so she will be seeing the Vet on Friday. Can't really put a finger on it but she is not herself and she is loosing weight.

I will keep you posted.

Huggers, Sunny

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CEILIE2 6/13/2012 12:14PM

    emoticon emoticon
love your blog
Have a great day.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/13/2012 11:56AM

    Slow and steady wins the race.

Your pictures are ADOREABLE!

Thanks for sharing this blog.


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GUCCI9300 6/13/2012 8:21AM

    So cute!!!! Thank you for the smile this morning!!! emoticon

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WAYSOFGRACE 6/13/2012 8:06AM

    Tess is adorable! I miss being around Cookie (my fiance's mother's dog) so much right now. I can't wait to make the move and be with her all the time!

The weight may be coming off slowly, but it's staying off and that's the best part! Keep up the good work, and have a wonderful day!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/13/2012 7:58AM

    Take heart - the studies show it stays off longer when it comes off slowly. You are doing it right! emoticon

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DOLLBABE56 6/13/2012 7:25AM

    First of all, I LOVE the pictures (and your background). Second of all, great reminders. May be a good idea for me to reread The Spark. Need the encouragement and guidance right now. I'm happy you are losing the weight. Remember, "slow and steady wins the race". Now to apply that saying to myself.
Hope your day is wonderful!

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