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No. Way! Double-take time...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I've joked about this stuff before, but...

Turns out, it is real! DIET water! You can't make this stuff up!





The world has gone mad! LOL

What's the betting that they sell dehydrated water as well ... just add water and mix to desired consistency.
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In other news...

While on the subject of drinks, Dr Pepper have cured my love of their fizzy pop. They've only gone and added aspartame and acesulfane k to the non-diet one!

So, six cans left of the real thing, and then that is it. Bye bye Dr Pepper. It has been a long term affair, but you ruined it! Get out of my life forever. I never want to see you again!

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Seriously though, what am I going to mix with my vodka now?
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Maybe some of that diet water?
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I crossed 100 miles yesterday with my Fitbit. :-)
Glad Spark acknowledged it, because Fitbit didn't :-(
Fitbit badges jump from 50 miles to 250 miles and nothing between.
Hmpph!

Hope your week is a good one!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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AHTRAP 9/17/2014 4:39PM

    heh, diet water. I'm sure some marketing exec is sitting back, cackling, rubbing his hands together in anticipation of the profits flowing in, because, face it, we'll buy that stuff (maybe not we as in you or I or anyone commenting here, but I suspect it will sell briskly).

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_LINDA 9/17/2014 1:29AM

    emoticon Diet water! I know what you mean about artificial sweeteners. I saw a new product, a fruit cup in a single serving container, said packed in water no sugar added! With extra cherries, my favorite! So I bought a bunch, and when I tried my first one, just about gagged, did *NOT* taste like fruit! Then I read sweetened with sucralose! emoticon emoticon emoticon Blecch! Read *ALL* of the label next time!! I am sorry to hear that about Dr. Pepper :-(( I liked that pop. Hope you can find an alternative that is tolerable. Though with enough vodka, I imagine pretty much anything can get tolerable ;-)
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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SHAWFAN 9/16/2014 6:56PM

    emoticon Love it! Thanks for the laugh!

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ICECUB 9/16/2014 6:52PM

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MAURIZIA 9/16/2014 3:58PM

    "DIET" water? Really? What's sad is that people will actually buy it...so not sure who is dumb and who is dumber.

Now that is quite a range on FitBit. Crazy! WTG on the 100 miles!

Hugs.

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YJNANA 9/16/2014 2:37PM

    OK, now I am going to be Singing that song all day :)
Congrats on awesome numbers on FITBIT you rocked it.

They don't have a place for a Link here, but I see lots of drinks emoticon



http://allrecipes.c
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BOVEY63 9/16/2014 2:05PM

    I just wonder how many people will actually pay for the "diet water."
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Congrats on the 100 miles!
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ANNEMAC5 9/16/2014 1:32PM

    How mad has this world gone. They will soon sell fresh air !
well done on your miles
I was never a fan of Dr Pepper but you will have to savour your last few cans
Nice cartoons
Anne :)

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MACANBEFIT 9/16/2014 9:34AM

    I can't believe someone would come up with "Diet" water. Do you think they just filled the bottles from the tap?

Sorry to hear your affair with Dr. P. is over. Maybe you could go to the fruity side and add cranberry or orange juice to your vodka. Or in the case of my trip last week - rum, peach schnapps, and pineapple juice. LOL

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HIPPICHICK1 9/16/2014 8:42AM

    Ha ha!! Diet water. People will buy anything. I will see your bet and raise you a case of diet bacon.

Too bad about Dr. Pepper. On the other hand, probably its a good thing for you. Carbonated drinks (not carbonated water though) have nasty habit of making bones porous. You can always mix your vodka with an olive. Probably good for you too. Olives = healthy fat.

Soooo, that a Moray, huh? I'll have to remember that next time I feel someone biting my knees.

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GARDENCHRIS 9/16/2014 8:06AM

    anything to SELL a product and people are stupid and think oh wow DIET water YEA!!!

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SNS1968 9/16/2014 7:44AM

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MARGARITTM 9/16/2014 7:34AM

    Diet water - good grief!

love the Moray

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GOLFGMA 9/16/2014 7:24AM

    Wonder how fast that diet water is leaving the shelf. Is it infused with a laxative? emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 9/16/2014 7:20AM

    Well done, Lexie. 100 miles means you have walked down to see me!

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LEANJEAN6 9/16/2014 7:03AM

    pretty funny--diet water!!!----- Are you kidding?--Lynda

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MAVERICKDR 9/16/2014 6:45AM

    Funny! I'll bet the cat already stayed away from the original Dr Pepper. Enjoy your Fitbit, too.

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OSDOWNS 9/16/2014 6:28AM

    This made me chuckle. Thanks for sharing.

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TRYINGHARD54 9/16/2014 6:04AM

    oh my goodness ! are you serious ? diet water ???
toooooo funny lol lol lol thats crazy emoticon

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Should I do this?

Friday, September 12, 2014

My older girl has two half marathon runs under her belt now, and is considering signing up for the 2015 Colchester half marathon next March. She knows I can't jog - it does my head in, but she has suggested I could walk it.

The Fitbit is certainly encouraging me to get more steps in, but a half marathon is lots and lots of steps!

So, any thoughts on this one?

Anyone care to join me?

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 9/15/2014 3:09PM

    Sure, I think you could do it. I wish I could join you!

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YJNANA 9/13/2014 10:27AM

    Lexie, I think you should try it. I am thinking you can do 5K ok, and with a good pace, you can get through twice that. YES dear Girl, Go for it. emoticon Tthey have their Runners start first and then the flow of walkers, get yourself up front with the walkers, maybe you can find a friend to walk it with you? Just knowing your DD is running it, and will be there at the finish line for you, that would be good for me :)
Is it hilly or flat?
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NEW-CAZ 9/13/2014 3:11AM

    Go for it! Walk or walk and half jog. Get some half walking half jogging in before then and you may very well impress yourself! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 9/12/2014 11:47PM

    Plan it out, work towards the goal each day and you will be there. Go For IT

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_LINDA 9/12/2014 10:21PM

    Wow! I am so impressed you are considering this! That would be most amazing if you were to enter it! I sure would love to join you, but would they have a time limit on how long you can take to finish?
You really never know what you can do until you try it. If you are having a good day without the nasties bothering you, I don't see why not! Better start training outside! Get a feel for it.
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Hugs
Linda xxx

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SHAWFAN 9/12/2014 9:17PM

    Go for it! emoticon

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PAULALALALA 9/12/2014 8:21PM

    I'd love to come join you! I think you should go for it!

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BOVEY63 9/12/2014 5:22PM

    It never hurts to train for it.
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MAURIZIA 9/12/2014 4:50PM

    Lexie, I'm struggling about walking a 5k!!! :)

Hugs.

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Motivational Staircase...

Friday, September 12, 2014

I would certainly use the stairs more if I could play on them like this. :-)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXh2n0aPyw

Have a terrific weekend!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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_LINDA 9/12/2014 10:29PM

    emoticon Loved those stairs!! Wish they could make some here!
Thanks for the funnies! I need some laughs!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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SHAWFAN 9/12/2014 9:18PM

    Love those stairs! Think nearly everyone else did too! Thank you!

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BOVEY63 9/12/2014 5:21PM

    Love those stairs - and the cartoons too!
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HICKOK-HALEY 9/12/2014 4:08PM

    Europe is so much fun. They are not that creative here,

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YJNANA 9/12/2014 1:35PM

    CUTE :) Thx for the laugh, and I loved the Stairs I would have fun with those.

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A Week With the Fitbit Zip and I'm in Love!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

I have had my Fitbit Zip for a week now, and I can already see a difference in my attitude to life. And I did not see this one coming!

I have almost completely stopped sighing and griping when I have just sat down only to realise that Menopause Brain forgot something and I have to get up again to go get whatever it is. Instead, I think, “Oh good! Extra steps for ZippyDeeDooDah!” Which is usually followed by a silent – in my head – rendition of Zip A Dee Doo Dah as I go to fetch whatever it is. What an attitude shift!

Ok, so I do still sigh and fuss when my hips have had enough for one day, or I'm feeling bleh, but that is fair enough, to my mind.

The big – HUGE – difference between my old pedometer that came with my Nintendo DS Active Health game and Zippy is that Zippy records EVERYTHING! Now, every move I make counts towards my step total for the day. Active Health only counted after 10 seconds, and didn't catch much of my gardening, or nipping up the stairs or a myriad other little moves I made through the day.

Zippy catches all that stuff.

BUT... and this is a really good but … Zippy grades my steps and only counts my active and very active minutes in the info it sends to Sparkpeople! Plus, it counts my Very Active Minutes separately on my dashboard so I can aim for a number of those in a day and not have to worry which exercise is the best value steps-wise.

Also, I can see the results of everything I've done in the detailed graph in 5 minute increments.



It uses traffic light colours:
Red only a little active but at least I'm not sitting on the couch.
Amber – some halfway decent effort in there.
Green – Woohoo! Look at me go!

That big green dollop on the left? Three miles with Leslie Sansone this morning. :-)

And because I can see exactly what time these variations occurred, I can see, for example, that I'm slower walking back from Waitrose, which probably has something to do with Wilbur – my wheeled shopping bag – being rather full of heavy groceries at this point. :-)

The reason I ended up at Waitrose today? My strimmer is about dead! And rather than gripe, I went, “Awesome! I'll head to Homebase and see if I can get a replacement. I might even manage to beat my previous best step count today, maybe even pick up a new Fitbit badge!”

See? Total attitude shift!

Did I get the strimmer? Nope! Looked at the prices, looked at the stats and decided to do some research first. I got badly stung on the last one, so want to see what is recommended before parting with my cash this time. So, I popped round to Waitrose before going home to pick up a few bits, seeing as I was out anyway. :-)

Did I get my new badge?
Yes, I did! 15000 steps badge! Totally nailed it! How did I cross the line? Dancing to Billy Idol songs while cooking the dinner tonight. :-)

In other news...

Spotted this little bit of food for thought the other day:

"Short and sweet beats long and dull:
Remarkable how life expectancy in the West keeps rising, given the endless onslaught of studies telling us almost everything we eat and drink will kill us. This week, MPs have decided they want wine bottles to carry health warnings. My wife, meanwhile, wants to give up dairy because she’s read that it causes cancer. Here’s the thing, though. Maybe it’s true that if we give up dairy, and other lethal foodstuffs, we’ll add years to our lives. The problem is: those years will only get added to the end. We won’t get extra years of being 18, or 21, or 25; we’ll only get extra years of being old. The choice is between a life that’s short and pleasurable, and a life that’s long and dull. Now there’s a message to stick on wine bottles."

I think the author missed the fact that if we keep fit and active, our age is irrelevant. :-)

And finally, because all news bulletins end on a feel good note, you will get a great giggle out of this video. You know how wildlife film crews are always looking for ways to get up close and personal with critturs without disturbing them in order to get the best shots for their documentaries? Well, this plan went a little further than they anticipated:

Egg Cam goes wild...

blog.therainforestsite.com/EggCamera
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utm_campaign=EggCamera&utm_term=20140816


Friday tomorrow! Whoop!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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POLSKARENIA 9/6/2014 5:50PM

    Nice one Lexie, I'm thinking of getting a replacement fitbit - you're inspiring me!

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MAURIZIA 9/5/2014 2:28PM

    Oh, I sing "Zip-a-dee-do-dah" all day long when I'm in the office...to keep me from saying things I shouldn't. LOL

Glad the FitBit is motivating you! Woohoo!!!

Thanks for the video! Loved it!!!

Hugs.

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CARLA-216 9/5/2014 9:41AM

    I'm so glad the FitBit is doing good things for you!

Every time I see someone walking down the sidewalk/pavement with a wheeled shopping bag, I think "Wilbur."

What an awesome video! Thanks for sharing!

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GARDENCHRIS 9/5/2014 6:53AM

    I want to know does Zippy cook and clean also!?!? emoticon

the Spark tracker does the same thing, though not in color! Good for you!

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NEW-CAZ 9/5/2014 3:03AM

    Great that you're so motivated Lex. Loved the video clip, cameramen and their new inventive equipment are making wild life films more interesting and amusing!
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ANNEMAC5 9/5/2014 1:52AM

    Glad it is working for you and it is giving you that extra motivation. That is only a week think of how many extra steps you will do in a month with Zippy. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Glad you are liking it! I find the FitbitFlex very accurate on active minutes, but out to lunch on calories and steps, sometimes miles too, so I didn't sync it with Sparks. I use my GPS watch when I want to record distances, but only long ones. I don't wear it around the house either. I hate stuff on me.
Have a Fantastic Friday!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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A Cure for the Blehs...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

When you wake up feeling icky and in pain for the fifth day in a row, you need some serious cute to get you up and running, and fortunately for me, a friend, sensing my pain, sent me this video:

cuteoverload.com/2014/08/21/its-summ
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I think you will agree that it hits the spot.
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Lex xxx





  
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BOVEY63 9/4/2014 5:28PM

    Hope you're feeling better.
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Love the pics and videos
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SHAWFAN 8/31/2014 9:13PM

    Cute! Thanks for sharing! Hope you're feeling better very soon, Lexie! emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 8/30/2014 10:34PM

    cute...... hope you are feeling better soon!

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_LINDA 8/30/2014 3:19PM

    emoticon for passing that video along!! Can't get enough cute doggies!
Hope you feel better soon, that is far too long a time to be under :-(
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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POLSKARENIA 8/30/2014 12:23PM

    It certainly put a smile on my face - thanks!

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MAURIZIA 8/30/2014 7:51AM

    Teehee...so cute! Thanks for sharing...started my Saturday with smiles...well, laughs, really.

Hope you are feeling better.

Hugs.

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ICECUB 8/30/2014 6:54AM

    emoticon FOR THE CUTEPICTURES. MADE MY DAY.

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GLORYB2014 8/30/2014 6:48AM

    Thank you, your pictures made me smile!
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NEW-CAZ 8/30/2014 6:40AM

    cute Lex, sorry you're you've had a rough ride huh, take care emoticon

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MELNJAY3 8/30/2014 6:25AM

    very cute pics

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ANNEMAC5 8/30/2014 5:47AM

    Sweet video although it might put me off swimming in that pool.
Sorry that you are having a tough time health wise it has not been a great 50th year but your doing great with your miles and glad you were able to treat yourself.
Anne :) emoticon

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