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Tuesday, March 05, 2013


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68ANNE 3/7/2013 7:16PM

    Wow, talk about not giving up!

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JO88BAKO 3/6/2013 10:40PM

    Thanks for visiting my blog! That was the first fossil we have found. I find sea glass and some nice shells. My MIL was here for a visit over the weekend. She found $107 on the beach and there was nobody else around except us. Have a great day!

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MEXGAL1 3/6/2013 10:17AM

    thanks so much for sharing. remarkable!
Have a terrific day.

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    Wow! So motivational. If she can do it any of us can.

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SARASMILING 3/6/2013 5:54AM

    Thank you SO much for sharing this! I added the link to the huddle on LY|LYB. Thank you!!! emoticon

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SAMMIESMOM13 3/5/2013 8:53PM

    Thank you for this post. WONDERFUL Blog

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PJBONARRIGO 3/5/2013 8:18PM

    That is one of the most inspiring stories I have ever read. Thanks for posting this link :-)

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 3/5/2013 1:31PM

    Thanks for sharing,,very inspirational!

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SISSIE21 3/5/2013 11:53AM

    Wow, thanks for sharing her link. What an amazing story of courage and determination. Have a great week! emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 3/5/2013 9:30AM

  quite a story and very inspirational. she is amazing.

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This time I will maintain the weight loss

Sunday, March 03, 2013


I can do this. emoticon

Share your successes and problems with other members.

Participate vicariously in the successes of others, and/or let them take part in yours. When you see that others have succeeded or overcome problems youre struggling with, its easier to believe that you can do it too. Likewise, when your story or advice has helped someone else, your self-efficacy gets a real boost. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I like the healthy me, much better than the couch potato. Remember this! emoticon

Some exercise and a healthy homemade meal may be just what you need to put that stress behind you and reclaim your energy!


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LJCANNON 3/6/2013 9:34PM

    emoticon I think with the Support, Accountability, and Information/Tools here on Spark People we have a MUCH Better Chance of Maintaining Our Loss than someone who is doing it alone.

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MEXGAL1 3/4/2013 9:35AM

    Good thoughts. Yes we can do this!
Have a terrific week!

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PJBONARRIGO 3/3/2013 9:42PM

    Yes, yes and yes! You are right; we can do this! emoticon

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MELMOMOF4 3/3/2013 9:17PM

    keep up the great work

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WOOGIE123 3/3/2013 8:50PM

  Keep up the good work!

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    Setting an example for others is an excellent motivation to stay on track!

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Let go of the past!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything."


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RUNNING-LIFE 2/28/2013 1:15PM

    emoticon I need this today. Definitely will be sharing with one of my friends who is going through a rough time!

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LZY0108 2/23/2013 11:31AM

    Wow, how insightful. So true! Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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JO88BAKO 2/22/2013 5:33PM

    Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for stoping by my blog. Hope you have a great time at hampton beach this summer!!

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SISSIE21 2/21/2013 1:51AM

    Very powerful. I also look at my weight loss as letting go of the past as each pound I gained came from eating to comfort myself and deal with the stresses of life. Losing weight feels more like freedom, not only physical but also emotional freedom as I am learning to fly again! Thank you for this post! emoticon

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68ANNE 2/20/2013 8:23PM

    Oh wow, that is amazing. I never thought of it that way

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AVANELL 2/20/2013 3:11PM

    Great analogy! I chose to cast my cares on the Lord, because He cares about me and wants to carry the load for me!

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CATHEMARIE 2/20/2013 2:43PM

    Hmmmm . . . I needed to hear this today!


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MEXGAL1 2/20/2013 1:44PM

    thank you for sharing...have a terrific day!

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LJCANNON 2/20/2013 1:30PM

    emoticon Great Analogy!! I will be using this, I think! Thank You!!

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CHOCOHIPPO 2/20/2013 1:18PM

    I really like this analogy. Thank you so much for sharing it. It definitely gives you something to think about doesn't it?

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Good day meeting nutrional goals 1234 calories

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cheerios Cereal , 1 cup
Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
Strawberries, fresh, 1 cup,

Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 3 ounces
Romaine Lettuce (salad), 0.5 cup,
Cucumber (peeled), 0.5 cup,
Green Peppers (bell peppers), 0.25 cup
Kraft Mayo Light Mayonnaise (Mayo), 2 tbsp
Milk, nonfat, 1 cup
Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal (3/4 cup)

Mushrooms, fresh, 1 cup
Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 3 ounces
Onions, raw, 0.25 cup, chopped
Couscous, 0.3 cup, dry,
Bread sticks, plain, 3 stick, small (approx 4-1/4" long)
Becel - Olive Oil Margarine , 3 tsp

Dannon Activia Peach Yogurt, 4 oz.


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TMCK-40 2/19/2013 10:50AM

  Keep it up. You've got this.

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SISSIE21 2/17/2013 1:58AM

    It looks really healthy! Congrats on meeting your nutritional needs and staying within your caloric limits. One more day where you succeeded! You can do this, we can do this, with each other's support! emoticon emoticon

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MEXGAL1 2/16/2013 12:14PM

    This was a great food day. Good for you!
Have a terrific day.

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REMEMBER2BME 2/16/2013 11:49AM

    Outstanding. Great job!

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LIVINGFREE19 2/16/2013 11:00AM

    Great nutritional day!

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Eat your beans!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I was recently diagnose with high cholesterol, so Here is a link to remind me to eat more beans;

Navy beans' contribution to heart health lies not just in their fiber, but in the significant amounts of folate and magnesium these beans supply. Folate helps lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that is an intermediate product in an important metabolic process called the methylation cycle. Elevated blood levels of homocysteine are an independent risk factor for heart attack, stroke, or peripheral vascular disease, and are found in between 20-40% of patients with heart disease. It has been estimated that consumption of 100% of the daily value (DV) of folate would, by itself, reduce the number of heart attacks suffered by Americans each year by 10%. Just one cup of cooked navy beans provides 63.7% of the recommended daily intake for folate.

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LZY0108 2/13/2013 3:47PM

    Very good information.. Thank you for sharing!!!

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PJBONARRIGO 2/13/2013 10:41AM

    Cool beans! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 2/13/2013 9:22AM

    very timely blog for me....I have been considering eating more beans. I just need to figure how to prepare them. I will check out recipes on sparks.
thank you for sharing.
Have a terrific day!

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SISSIE21 2/13/2013 1:49AM

    I eat mainly vegetarian and so beans are a large part of my diet and I love them! There are tons of good recipes on SP with beans. They are an underrated source of protein. Thanks for the information! emoticon emoticon

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CATHEMARIE 2/12/2013 10:54PM


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DESERTJULZ 2/12/2013 9:16PM

    I love beans! There are beans in my dinner at least twice a week, sometimes more. Therefore, I also love my pressure cooker. :D

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KEEP_GOING247 2/12/2013 8:46PM

    I eat lots of beans too; kidney beans, pinto, black eye and garbanzo. Good to know I am lowering my cholesterol too. Thanks for sharing.

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68ANNE 2/12/2013 7:56PM

    Wow this is weird. I just got my beans out and was taking the first bite as I started reading!

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MERRYMARY42 2/12/2013 7:51PM

    I do eat my beans, really like all kinds, and know how healthy they are, and I need the fiber,

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