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Lexie's Adventures in Technoland and items of a plastic nature

Sunday, January 09, 2011

I am not much of a Techie. I probably don't even spell Techie correctly, assuming it is even a real word. LOL I have been in a panic about renewing my internet security with Kaspersky because I have a fear of someone swiping my bank details if I pay for anything online. When you spend your life as close to the breadline as I do, and more often than not on the wrong side of it, something like that would be disastrous as I have nothing to fall back on while a mess like that were sorted out!

Normally my computer guru friend, Adrian, renews my Kaspersky for me using his credit card and I just hand him the cash, but he is out of the country and wouldn't be back in time to do it this year. So, with six days to go before my license expired I had to pluck up the courage to sort it out myself. A couple of times over the last few days I've started the process, only to chicken out before putting my card details in. Today though, I gritted my teeth and got as far as the page where the card details had to be, and realised it only gave credit card options, and not debit card ones. Hmmm.... this could be tricky. I don't have a credit card. *pulls face*

Then I had the brainwave of going to the Kaspersky website, and after a little searching I found a UK phone number for customer services. I rang them up, and joy of joys, the lovely lady I spoke to (Meena) said I could do everything over the phone, and not only that, I could upgrade to cover Tara's laptop as well, for a special price of 25 instead of 50!!!

I was expecting a repeat customer discount that meant paying 32 instead of 40 for one computer, so she saved me another 7 pounds over what I expected and covered Tara too!!! This means we might actually have enough money to eat this week. LOL. You may think I'm kidding on the food front, but this is a terrible week money-wise, so if ever there was a week where an unexpected discount would be helpful, this week coming was it! *grin*

So Meena took my details, processed my order, talked me through the install step-by-step, and then was handed over to Tara to get her system set up. Then I got up, walked into my kitchen, and kissed my Money Plant and thanked my new plastic four leaf clover!!! LOL



Yes, I am a tad superstitious, and believe in thanking gods, guardians, faeries and any symbolic luck that comes my way. Numerically, I do well with 3, 6, and 9 as well. Today is the 9th, and there were 6 days left to renew my license, so it seemed like a good day to do this. I had even just had a nice chat with all my house plants last night, while snipping dead bits off and watering them, and that often creates a positive effect from the Money Plant. To complete the collection by finding, of all things, a plastic four-leaf clover on the pavement as we came back from our walk this morning, just sealed my courage nicely. *grin*

Whatever it was that worked, I'm just extremely grateful! :-)



In other news...

It's funny, but although I am still a bit bunged up and croaky I felt really energetic this morning when I woke up. So much so that I got up, dressed, grabbed Sophie and a bottle of water and just headed out rather than spend an hour building up to it. :-) It was well worth it too, because the sun was shining, the clouds were puffy and although it was a bit icy, it was a lovely walk.

My courage took such a shift today that I even let Sophie off the lead in Highwoods for the very first time. We stayed in the first two fields, and she met and played with several dogs without the constant worry of tangled lead issues. :-) She loved it, though it confused her somewhat. She would start running with her pal, and then suddenly stop because she was expecting the extending lead to stop her and it didn't! After a few puzzled looks and some stop/starting, she took off in circles and had a whale of a time! *grin*

I kept testing her by calling her back to me and she was good as gold about either returning to my side, or at least not going any further until I said ok.

On the last part of the walk we spotted our regular friends - Della with her black Lab Bailey, and the elderly couple with their three small rescue dogs. I let Sophie go up to them, and she ran up to say Hi to Bailey, and then went to the adults and said hello to everyone. What an improvement! A month ago she would have avoided the people, and now she wants to say hello to everyone! LOL Everyone was so pleased to see how well she is doing, and I must admit to coming close to tears because it had gone so well, and I am a total softy. LOL

When we got home I made porage, and after breakfast I did the Walk a Mile with Leslie Sansone video before going up for a nice soak in the bath. Today has been lovely so far, and apart from dishes and dinner I hope to have a relaxing evening. Tara is currently soaking in the bath, and I am going to spark and wash dishes and cook and listen to music.

Oh, and in spite of ill health and lack of exercise for two days I lost weight. From 13 stone 2 1/4 lbs I am back to 13 stone and 1/2 lb. one and threequarter pounds lost! Yay!!!

I walked close to 21 miles this week (19.5), and the only thing I didn't do was keep up with the strength stuff, though I played with the SP exercise generator that some of my friends here suggested last week, and like it, so I plan to have that choose my strength exercise for the coming week to see what happens. :-)

I just joined the SP Walking Fit team as well. I'm looking forward to interacting with them this week. I have eight teams currently, so I want one more to make it the magical 9 (3 times 3) *grin*
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So, off to the kitchen.
Catch you all through the evening, all being well.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 1/10/2011 12:39PM

    Good job on the internet security deal. I use a free antivirus service that my son recommended, and he's a software engineer. Here's the link if you want to check them out for next year. They also offer a program that you have to pay for, but I've had no problems with their free one.

free.avg.com

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hie really has come a long way...she's become secure in your love.
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BOVEY63 1/10/2011 12:28PM

    So glad you had such a great day!
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I understand your apprehension when upgrading the computer - thankfully I have a computer guru through work that takes care of all that for me. I would be lost without him.
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Love the cartoons!
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LINDABENEDICT 1/9/2011 8:03PM

    Yay Lexie ...I love reading about your days and adventures. You sure are on a lucky streak !

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WANDAH3 1/9/2011 6:20PM

    Lexie...this is fabulous! The universe has certainly been working hard for you today! Woo Hoo.

Lots of hugs,
Wanda

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CHEVY63 1/9/2011 4:30PM

    Great day! Seems like everything came together for you - must be something to that 3,6,9 luck!

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Have a great rest of the day!

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CARLA-216 1/9/2011 4:04PM

    So glad you got Kapersky renewed without having to put your debit card info out there on the interwebz! Seems that lucky shamrock saved you some money, too! Yay!

I love the picture in my mind of Sophie running off lead and greeting her friends. So nice that she has come so far. Patience and love does wonders for a doggy. Glad also that you felt well enough for that walk today.

xoxo
Carla

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/9/2011 2:23PM

    Lexie so glad you are feeling better .I must confess to be superstitous right along with you!So glad Sophie is making progress it has alot to do with you and Tara ! Have a wonderful day ! love and hugs,Cheri

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TWOTIMESS 1/9/2011 1:35PM

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So glad you're better and that your 4-leaf clover brought you a ray of sunshine! Love your kitties! Dizdam is a good word - I'll try adding it to my vocabulary...

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TIGGERIFFIC123 1/9/2011 1:27PM

    Lexie,

Glad you were able to grin your way through getting your internet security sorted out! What a great deal...pays to speak with people more often than not. Technology is good but it has no gray areas and lets face it we live in the gray...lol

So glad you woke with energy and Sophie had a grand time on her leadless adventure..lol She has come a long way and that is thanks to you and Tara...Way to go!!

Have a great day!
Rhonda

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My Blackberry isn't Working

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Mr. Ronnie Corbett on top form during his one man Christmas show.
In honour of all those times our electronic gadgetry fails us....

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Enjoy! LOL
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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LINDABENEDICT 1/9/2011 8:06PM

    HILARIOUS !!!!!!!!

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LOVEAZ 1/5/2011 10:27PM

    I was waiting for them to dip it in some batter and call it a battery reset!

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JESSIELOVE78 1/5/2011 8:59PM

    That was a great video clip. emoticon Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 1/5/2011 8:27PM

    I really like British comedy, thanks for sharing that!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 1/5/2011 7:53PM

    RFLMAO...Now that was too funny! thanks for the evening chuckle.

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MNOT2THICK 1/5/2011 7:25PM

    Loved it. Thanks loads. emoticon

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CHEVY63 1/5/2011 5:55PM

    OMG!!!!! That was absolutely hilarious!! Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for sharing!

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WANDAH3 1/5/2011 4:47PM

    OMG... that is too funny! Thanks for the great laugh.

Hugs,
Wanda

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/5/2011 2:21PM

    LOL 1 I needed that today Thanks Lexie ! hugs,Cheri xxxx

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SparkCredit where it's due...

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

They seem to have fixed whatever was causing all the go-slows and mis posts we were battling with yesterday. I am quite relieved to be able to Spark with only the very occasional slow page, and seeing all that I've entered into my nutrition tracker is actually there when I close the 'add food' window is good too. :-) I ate lunch twice yesterday, or more accurately, I ate it once and then SP ate it! *grin*



Took my life in my hands this morning and let Sophie choose the route through Highwoods. She took me down to the lake, round it, up to the woods, through said woods, and out towards the fields, where she decided to detour and take us through Boat Field, which until a couple of days ago was full of sheep. And what are sheep full of? And what could I not avoid treading in piles of all the way round the field? And what didn't I photograph because I knew you guys would not want to see it? Aren't I considerate of your sensibilities? LOLOL



How pretty was the sky yesterday when I was walking to Waitrose? This pretty:



Today the only photo I took was of this tree bark, which I thought was quite attractive:



Yes, I know, I am tree-obsessed. LOL

I spent some time this afternoon playing with my Fitness Tracker, going through all the strength exercises for Core, Upper and Lower, and writing down the ones I think I can use. I'm getting bored with the Bootcamp videos and need to shake things up a bit. So I still plan to work the whole lower-upper-core-lower-upper-core-rest week that seems to work for me, but I'm removing the videos from the equation for the time being, and focusing on the strength exercises and getting the form and quantity worked out. I'll do four or five different exercises each day, and see how it goes. I will also do more cardio at home if my walk with Sophie isn't long or fast enough to get my cardio in properly. I think today was good. We were out for an hour and a half. :-)

A question for all my friends who like to play with their food:

Has anyone ever put tinned beans into a curry, and if so, how did it go? I'm thinking of doing it, and am wondering, frankly, if it would be a culinary experiment too far. LOL

Well, I'm off to do some other stuff now. Dishes and cooking the dinner spring to mind. Basic tomato sauce on tagliatelle tonight for dinner. Cheap and cheerful and a couple of veggies worth.
Enjoy your day,
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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WINE4GIRL 1/9/2011 8:00AM

    Love the last pic Lex! But seriously, I am beach obsessed, so I understand about the trees. Your tree looks like an old man's face. I really like the one of your sky - way too cool!
Thanks for sharing!
Wendy

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SISSYFEB48 1/7/2011 5:54PM

    RINSE the beans!!!! Cuts down on the gas!
Have a great day and hope you are soon feeling better.
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CHERIRIDDELL 1/5/2011 2:14PM

    I have put beans in curry kidney beans and all sorts of tinned varieties. I liked that tree I almost thought it would talk to me .I had visions of saying "Master tree what tales can you tell?"Now you can see why I qualify for an eccentric gardener ! hugs,Cheri xxx

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MNOT2THICK 1/5/2011 11:24AM

    Thanks Lexie, So kind of you to not share pics of the field.
To answer your question, Yes, I have put tinned beans in curry. I usually use chick peas. Tasty.

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CARLA-216 1/5/2011 10:53AM

    What a walk with Sophie! While on that walk, I hope you looked out for #1 and didn't step in #2! LOL

Love the sky picture, as well as all the silly kittehs! What an interesting tree. I see a lopsided face on it... :)

xoxo
Carla

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JHADZHIA 1/5/2011 1:16AM

    Nice walk! Of course a dog will want to go where there are good smells LOL. Yes, so polite of you not to post photos there :)
Love curry. I can see it going well with beans, as long as the tinned ones are well drained and rinsed so what ever flavor they were given doesn't clash. One thing I love is a chic pea curry bake that some East Indian friends I have make. Unfortunately, I don't go to the potlucks they have any more. Indian people really cook wonderful meals, they have so many subtle spices they put in their food for such a feast for taste buds. I love going to their restaurants. I have no problem staying away from North American fast food because I hate the boring lack of flavour. Thai food also has nice spices. Bet you could find a recipe for it on Sparks, run a search..
Enjoy your Wednesday!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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CHEVY63 1/4/2011 10:45PM

    For once I'm glad you didn't share pictures! I haven't tried beans in curry, so no suggestions for you.

I love the kitty pictures - you always make me laugh.

Have a great night

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SILLYHP1953 1/4/2011 7:36PM

    I almost hate to admit I have never had curry. I guess it's time to change that. I made chili for dinner tonight and put all the ingredients in the sp meal planner so I could figure out the calories for one serving. It worked pretty good and I stayed in my calorie range today!! Actually I'm a few points below it, amazing. Love your cats and that tree is really cool.

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TIGGERIFFIC123 1/4/2011 6:18PM

    Lex,

Thank you so much for not taking pics on Sophie's tour...sounds like it was more than a bit mucky...hope the hiking boots cleaned up easily~

I let Spark generate the strength training for me and switch exercises if if throws in ones that I am unable to do. Enjoy...I think you will find the pace refreshing from the videos. Always good to switch things up a bit.

Great pic of the tree, rather unique! Enjoyed today's funnies...be sure to let us know how your culinary experiment turned out.

Continue to make it a great day!
Rhonda

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ELAOPET 1/4/2011 5:29PM

    LOL the kitties made me smile!
I have never ever even had curry!
Took forever to track food yesterday :)

ps - I find sheep poo quite elegant compared to, say donkey's or cow's or horse's LOL

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CHRISTURTLE 1/4/2011 5:15PM

    I've used red kidney beans, soy beans and broad beans (although they were fresh) in curries, often do, and I enjoy them. If you mean baked beans, so long as you either used a tomato based recipe or rinsed the sauce from them (a la Jamie Oliver, who incidentally recommended on one show that rinsed baked beans are a good substitute for other beans if you don't have any on hand) I can't see a problem. Of course, there is one proviso - that everyone is a bean fan. I don't eat very much meat, no red meat, so I often choose to use beans in one of my favourite types of meal - curries. To my mind, can't beat a yummy bowl of really hot flavourful curry!
((Hugs))
Chris.
PS. Nearly choked on my chai looking at today's funnies, lol.
PPS. I too am a tree fan, love looking at all the different barks.

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JESSIELOVE78 1/4/2011 4:14PM

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LINDABENEDICT 1/4/2011 3:33PM

    Great pics ...so scenic where you live!!!\I never have put beans with a curry ...interesting combo !
Spark videos do have good tone and strengthening exercises to replace/supplement boot camp ones !
Thanks for all your support ...I appreciate you soooo much !

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PWINCESSEMILY 1/4/2011 3:05PM

    Tinned beans as in baked beans? No I haven't, but I think in a tomato based one it would work. Perhaps with some tinned toms too.

Various other kinds of not-in-sauce beans work extremely well.

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NEW-CAZ 1/4/2011 3:02PM

    Hey Lex have a go on the Spark Exercise Generator too!

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BOE4LIFE 1/4/2011 2:58PM

    Thank you for you support. You rock. BTW the tree I cut up had been down and dead some 2 years before I got to it.

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KNITTABLES 1/4/2011 2:13PM

    Have a great dinner and thanks for the cute pictures.

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Tara Fixed her Laptop!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Yes! My little genius raced downstairs this morning all excited, saying that she thought she might have figured out how to fix her laptop! She switched it on and went to System Restore, and reset it to the day before the laptop went poof! We sat there with bated breath for a couple of minutes, and it started updating Kaspersky and signing her in to MSN! She's back, which means I have my baby back to myself. Yay!

We've been pretty good about sharing actually, in between trying to get assistance to fix the laptop and getting nowhere which has been frustrating in the extreme. But somewhere in the myriad of 'not-so-helpful comments and suggestions was a throwaway remark from Bryony that started the little grey cells percolating in Tara's brain, resulting in the lightbulb moment this morning.

Since then Tara has been superglued to her baby, and I'm not going to say a word about doing anything else to her because she deserves to enjoy her triumph. :-)

We are having a designated 'Do-Little-Day' today. It is Bank Holiday Monday so we are going to enjoy it. :-) I've walked Sophie, mulled over my word for the year, popped to Waitrose for a few essentials, and I'm now going to spend the rest of the day on my PC catching up with SP, Livejournal, and trying to get my inbox down to a manageable level - in itself no mean feat if I can do it. LOL

Oooh, and I nearly forgot that I also have my lower body strength training to do. Must go do that now before I totally forget. :-)
Catch you all later!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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TWOTIMESS 1/6/2011 11:09AM

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Yay for Tara! I hate system malfunctions!

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JHADZHIA 1/5/2011 1:17AM

    System restore is one of the best things Microsoft invented for their programs. Glad Tara got it to work for her! High Five!!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 1/3/2011 7:00PM

    WAY TO GO TARA!! Smart girl you have! Enjoy your day off.

Rhonda

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WANDAH3 1/3/2011 4:32PM

    Woo Hoo, way to go Tara! Super techie is your new name! *grin*

Enjoy your do little day...ps...does this involve watching "dolittle" too! *grin*

Hugs,
Wanda

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LINDABENEDICT 1/3/2011 4:15PM

    WOO HOO ! And is, the computer is an incredible machine used to avoid work !!!! BTW : SP is awfully slow today, I agree.

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CARLA-216 1/3/2011 2:30PM

    Awesome job, Tara!

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SILLYHP1953 1/3/2011 1:38PM

    Yeah, I've used system restore quite a few times. You'd have though the techs would have tried that, too!!

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ELAOPET 1/3/2011 12:49PM

    System restore is the best!!! i took my lap top to get fixed and got it back a week later in horrible condition! I sweated over it and felt crappy until I did system restore - and all was as it should be and better! YEY for system restore! LOL I'm sure it needs a good cleaning and organising, but until then, SR rules! hehehe
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First Week in Review of 2011 and a Look Back and Forth.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

The last week has seen me renew my commitment to Sparkpeople and my health after a temporary hiatus for Bryony's wedding (photos finally on their way to me apparently). I'm keeping track of food and exercise properly again after several weeks where I only kept track of my steps on my pedometer and let everything else slide.

Even though we really didn't 'do' Christmas this year, for various reasons, somehow the season still got to me, and I gained a little weight from the only thing in the house that isn't normally here, namely boxes of chocolates. I treated us to a box of mini Toblerone, which we are still working through at the rate of a couple a day each, plus nice neighbour Anne gave us a box of Thorntons, which disappeared down our throats in two days, and Bry gave us each a mini box of Hotel Chocolat chocs, which also got eaten over the same two days as the Thorntons. Ooops! For someone not really 'into' chocolate I surely stuffed myself with it over Christmas. LOL Good choc with soft centres or soft alcoholic centres in them are a weakness of mine, which is probably why the Toblerone are lasting and the others didn't. :-) Hey, at least I didn't add dessert to the mix. *grin*

So I am up to 13 stone 2 1/4 lbs, from 13 stone 1/4lb this time last week. The week before that I had seen 12 stone something for the first time in years and I hope to see it again sometime soon. As I'm always saying, this journey isn't so much about the weight for me, but more about getting fit and eating better. If the weight loss comes along for the ride then all well and good, but I don't stress when it dips and rolls like this.

Since I stepped on the scale back in Jan 2009 and discovered I was at 14 1/2 stone, I've done well to lose around 1 1/2 stone without going to insane lengths to diet and exercise. Hello Lifestyle Change instead of dieting. :-) I am also a firm believer in 'slow and steady wins the race'. :-)

Anyhoo, back to the last week:

This last week I have remembered, by the skin of my teeth and the nagging of Tara, to do at least the Bootcamp videos each day to get my strength training back up and running. My muscles have screamed at me, but that is my fault for letting things slide for a few weeks. Hopefully they will be singing sweet music to me before much longer, once they are back where they should be. :-)

After over a week of being unable to take Sophie for walks at Highwoods because of the thick ice everywhere, we finally got back in the swing on Thursday, only to have that unusual experience with the police manhunt the very next day. However, Highwoods is back to its more peaceful self, and today all we could hear was the wildlife, and boy were the birds singing! They were on top form today, and the only birds in the air were of the feathered variety! *grin*

Everyone, it seems, on SP have been either working on New Year Resolutions, or denouncing them as a waste of space and a guaranteed downer as they almost never work, and all you set yourself up for is failure and a self-esteem nosedive.

I have to say I tend to agree with the latter group. I lost count of the years I made resolutions, only to have failed at least one before the first day was over (that one usually being the one to quit smoking LOL). I have come to the personal conclusion that New Year Resolutions are the result of a temporary mass hysteria brought about by alcohol. Either that, or it is the biggest ploy the marketing community ever come up with. Think about it. If you tell yourself you can't have something, what becomes all you can think about? Then what happens when you finally give in to the craving? You eat/smoke/drink/gamble twice as much as you would have had you carried on as normal!!! Very, very sneaky! LOL

Anyway, my friends on the Positive Bloggers SP Group are doing Word of the Year. Basically, to quote Wanda, "you choose a word that resonates from within and allow the word to be your guidance through out the year. Any word that you wish to incorporate in your life, learn from and grow with is fine. Spend some time meditating if need be to receive your word. It's not difficult, as usually once asked for, the word pops into your mind and just feels right."

I didn't think I was getting a word, but today mine popped right out at me, and it is SPIRIT. I am looking forward to seeing how this word affects my coming year. :-)

If anyone is interested in this concept, check out this website for more details:

christinekane.com/blog/december-is-a
ll-abo ut-words-whats-yours-gonna-be/


And on the subject of my groups, I plan to make some changes there. Some I am pretty much inactive in, and I plan to change that. I need to be sensible about the amount of time I spend on SP, so I have to limit myself, but at the same time I love some of my groups and the friends I've made there with a passion and would not want to leave. So I shall leave a couple of groups I really don't interact with anymore, and make an effort to be more active with those I remain a part of.

Can I just shout out a special mention to Positive Bloggers, British Comedy Lovers and Finding and Loving Your Inner Tigger? These three groups are among the most friendly and supportive groups you could wish to meet on SP. I'm looking forward to interacting more on these teams in particular. :-)

I am also looking forward to spending more time with my friends here on SP. Dare I hope I might meet at least one or two in person this year? That would be wonderful! :-)

Well, that is about it for my review this week. I have a very exciting anniversary coming up in 11 days. Stay tuned on that one. :-)

Have a wonderfully serene Sunday.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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In honour of 2011 being the International Year of the Forest:












  
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MNOT2THICK 1/3/2011 2:22PM

    Lexie, so glad you found your groove and are making plans for balance on SP. I agree, some teams just didn't seem to be me so I had to let them go. I know you can make "Spirit" work for you. New year, wonderful new possiblilities. Lets go 2011. emoticon

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CARLA-216 1/3/2011 11:03AM

    I knew you'd be back on your game soon enough. A lifestyle change won't allow for reverting too long back to old ways.

Ahh, SPIRIT sounds like THE word for you, Lexie! I've hesitated writing out my goals, so maybe I shall seek my word of the year as well.

I'd love a trip to England, and it would be perfect if I got to visit you!

xoxo
Carla

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BRAVEONE92 1/2/2011 5:25PM

    I loved reading your Blog and looking at all your kitty pictures! You &
I have one thing in common. I took a look at my Teams that don't
interest me or that I don't post in anymore. I have already quit two.
I am trying to pick teams that apply and fit more into the the kind of lifestyle that I am currently in. I may delete others and choose better choices.
Best Wishes!

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WANDAH3 1/2/2011 5:24PM

    I believe that "spirit" is exactly the right word for you. I also believe that it's been active prior in your life and now just wants the recognition, just like I believe that "spirit" guided our paths to cross. Awesome!
I'm looking forward to an exciting year...wouldn't it be wonderful if this was the year that we got to meet in person! Let's see what gets "revealed" *grin*

Hugs,
Wanda

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ELAOPET 1/2/2011 5:19PM

    My brain started looking for a word as soon as it saw this - hope I get a good one - would hate to be stuck with something like "spotless" all year round! Specially since I live with a dog! Currently sleeping on the couch. Oh, gotta go! They're showing JAWS on tv and it's my fav!!! Hey! I live by the sea! Sharks are scarier then bears or lions around here!
As for the rest - I am with Miss TWOTIMES! Rather meet you and the gang then the royal family any day! LOL

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NEW-CAZ 1/2/2011 4:59PM

    I love your attitude Lex and SPIRIT suits you perfectly.
I'm not a big resolution person either- the world and his wife conspire to be your undoing!
As long as I can maintain a healthy weight this year and I continue to get fitter my only goal is to master the kettle bell- and that's not a resolution made on 1/1/11, it's just a goal and something to aim for.
Where do you get your kitty pics? I LOVE THEM! emoticon

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JHADZHIA 1/2/2011 4:11PM

    Fabulous word choice!! Covers all the bases! You have a great attitude about this whole weight thing, namely, its the lifestyle stupid :)
I have never bothered with resolutions. If there is something I want, anytime, anywhere, I will be going for it and you better not get in my way LOL. Only one chocolate appeals to me 90% cocoa dark chocolate. I don't like it messed up with anything in it like nuts caramel etc., has to be pure.. Its heaven in a bite :) Indulging at holiday time isn't so bad, just throw extra workouts in and make sure its over when the holiday is over.
You are going to accomplish your goals Lexie. You are headed in the right direction.
2011 is your year to shine!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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TIGGERIFFIC123 1/2/2011 4:07PM

    Sounds like you are off to a great start to 2011. Amazing how life happens and other things take priority but you have come back to a place that will help to keep you happy and healthy! I hope the Wedding was a smashing success...will have to look back at your blogs to get the details...you did provide details right????...lol

SPIRIT is a wonderful word for you and for the coming year. I couldn't have picked a better one for you!

Now that I am back (shoulder's still a problem but even being here a little is better than not at all!!) I too am looking forward to another awesome year with our wonderful team!! TEAM TIGGER is the most amazing group of positive, supportive people out there....We are a lucky group indeed!

Take Care,
Rhonda

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SILLYHP1953 1/2/2011 3:13PM

    You do really good looking within, and I think you came up with the perfect word for you. I'm not much on resolutions, cause like you say, they don't seem to last long. But I still made a few, called them goals.

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YOYONOMORE1 1/2/2011 2:47PM

    Love the kitty pictures. I am glad you are on the Positve Blogger's team and look forward to our onward journey in 2011. I did pretty good till the latter part of Dec. then it went downhill some, gained a little but nothing eating right and exercise won't take care of. Love your spirit!

Hugs,
Shirl

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CHEVY63 1/2/2011 2:37PM

    Happy New Year! Glad to hear that you have a renewed spirit! It sounds like you had some good chocolate - fortunately, no one gave me the ones that I can't resist.

Love the kittie pics, as always.

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TWOTIMESS 1/2/2011 1:48PM

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That's the SPIRIT, Lexie.

Just love your kitty humour! If I should ever come to England, you will be on my list of must-see's. I'll skip an audience with the Queen to see you!

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