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A Spark Celebration Today!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday is my usual water aerobics day at the Y. I am in the Olympic size pool for over 60 minutes.

The routine is about 40 minutes of strenuous cardio which includes strength moves with foam bar bells; about 20 minutes of warm ups, stretches, and cool downs.

So I feel I've had a full body workout with the whole thing. The instructor is wonderful and professional.

This week I also tried a class of kettlebells . I thought I would have sore muscles, but I did fine with that. I may get some kettle bells later to use at home.

Other days DH and I walk on the track. We take our workouts seriously and rarely miss our 6 day routines.

By the way, in case you missed it...I celebrated the loss of one-pound this week, and am on the home stretch with one-and-one-half pounds to the goal line.

  
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HAPPYMOM8 5/21/2011 7:33PM

    I agree with Inene You have an amazing workout schedule set up and you are setting a great example for all of us!! Thank you so much. Please keep us posted!
Pat

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DIDMIS 5/12/2011 3:23PM

    You are amazing with all the exercise you do. emoticonagain on the 1/2 pound loss. You are almost home. Then hang on for dear life.
Irene

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MAWDOT35 5/12/2011 2:43PM

    You're almost there!! Good for you! Will you continue the routine when you reach your goal? I'll bet it has become a good habit by now!
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LADISHEFFLADY1 5/12/2011 1:53PM

    you've got a good routine going....keep it up!

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My Picture Perfect Breakfast

Friday, May 06, 2011

Some days my favorite omelet breakfast looks more like a big dish of scrambled eggs hash, but this morning my omelet looked just perfect to me! So wow!.. I wanted to share a picture of it with someone. And since my favorite someones are my SparkFriends, here it is:

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I make my omelet with one-half cup egg substitute (like egg beaters), 1/4 cup fat free cheddar cheese, and veggies-- sautéed frozen onion and three peppers blend and a handful of baby spinach thrown in and wilted with the blend. (I used one teaspoon of olive oil in a small skillet, to get my healthy oil in) seasoned with pepper and salt and make it like a regular omelet. I like to sprinkle hot sauce on it before I dig in.

On my serving plate, I sliced 1/2 banana and sprinkled with cinnamon-Splenda blend I make my self. My bread of choice is almost always Ezekiel bread from the health food store. It's cheaper than at the grocers. (I am also preferring unsweetened Almond Milk these days.)

If you like my Route 66 cup, we bought a couple of them at the Owl Café in "Owlbuquerque", N.M. some years back, where they served us our coffee in them. I loved them, because I was nostalgic about traveling Route 66 many times before progress got in the way.

As I have admitted before, I am not your gourmet cook but when I do fix something wonderful, I want to share it with someone.

Consider it done.

  
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MARAHAB 5/9/2011 11:09AM

    Love it, I make the same kind of omelet, but have never had this bread. Will have to check it out!

I, too, have fond memories of Route 66. Admittedly we now travel on interstates to some destination rather then just enjoying the serendipitous destinations we'd find on the Route!


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SUEAZZI 5/8/2011 6:50PM

    Ohhhh that looks deliciously healthy and wonderful! Love the Route 66 cup too :-)
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CHATELAINE19 5/7/2011 1:03PM

    Yum! That looks wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing.


I hope you have an absolutely wonderful Mother's Day!
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HAPPYMOM8 5/7/2011 8:29AM

    Hey did you get your" Tricks" from Route 66 emoticon? Remember the multiple Buma Shave signs in the fields as you traveled along? I spent some time in Albuquerque when I was 18. Don't remember The Owl Cafe though :)

We also love those veggie omelets. Had one this week in fact!

Thanks for the memories!
Pat

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SMANTZKE 5/6/2011 10:29PM

    Make me one please

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DIDMIS 5/6/2011 8:26PM

    Nice looking Breakfast Lizabett. Am I invited?

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P0KERS0PH 5/6/2011 8:14PM

    It looks yummy!

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I Had A Revelation Today!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

I am into trying on all my smallest clothes now from a previous weight loss, and most of them are fitting! But a few still fit a little snug about my hips. (The last pounds to go are on my hips!) Hmm, I'll just have to work much harder to reach my goal! And then I thought, almost said it out loud,

"I'm glad I'm not at goal yet!"

Not exactly what you'd expect someone to say or even think, but I did......because, as long as I am not there yet, that means I will carefully count every calorie that enters my mouth; I will keep track of my fitness minutes; I'll eat mostly healthy foods and constantly focus on making good choices; I'll search for delicious looking recipes to cook or bake. (I admit cooking is not really my long suit).

I'm making wonderful Spark Friends in this great community of Sparkers. I blog when the spirit moves me, like right now. There's messaging, encouraging words and maybe an insight or two, assisted by my (ahem!) age and experience. In other words:

" I'M HAVING FUN!"

Well, yes, it's my intention to continue doing these things even after I've reached goal---but I can see where it will be easier to slack off on my commitment and momentum to maintain or reach other goals. I might even get a bit proud or haughty , God forbid, about my achievements. Being human, we all have our frailties.

So I'm reminding myself, or others who sometimes feel stressful about finally reaching that elusive goal, "Let's just keep having fun doing all the things that are keeping us healthy and happy to be alive!"

Just saying...

  
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LAVENDERLILY 5/16/2011 4:02PM

    Encouraging Blog! Keep on enjoying the journey!

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HAPPYMOM8 5/5/2011 10:24PM

    You have the right attitude. wonderful blog! I think that we do have to keep our SPARK alive for the rest of our lives. Too many folks lose weight and then put it all back on and then some. Having a healthy body is a continuing goal for all of us.
You are doing a remarkable job!

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MAWDOT35 5/5/2011 12:12AM

    Wonderful blog! Wonderful out-look! I agree that we will probably lighten up a little when we reach our goal. It's great that you are fitting into those smaller clothes!
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Dorothy

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LMMIMI 5/4/2011 4:27PM

    emoticon Great Blog! Cooking is not my favorite, but am working on it. You know (ahem) age is really worth a lot just because we have probably been there and done that. Amen to the goal - live, love and be happy. emoticon emoticon

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DIDMIS 5/4/2011 4:18PM

    Nice blog and so true.

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CHATELAINE19 5/4/2011 3:27PM

    Love this blog!!! Glad you're having fun getting into all those small clothes. It's like shopping without spending money!!
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Keep us posted, SparkFriend.

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SUEAZZI 5/4/2011 1:56PM

    This is an awesome blog! I love your perspective about meeting goal, having fun, staying healthy and living life ~ well said!

Your so close to goal and you will not slack because of all the hard work it has taken to get there! Trust me, maintaining makes me stay on top of my game even more than when I was losing the weight! emoticon

Spark is a great place to be and I am enjoying the ride and meeting wonderful people like you. Thanks for making a difference! You go girl! emoticon

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JETTANALA 5/4/2011 12:55PM

    Great insight! I think you are being very real! Of course you will have the intention to come and check in every day after you reach your goal, but indeed it will be easier to become a slacker ... and we don't want that! Thanks for sharing!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 5/4/2011 12:35PM

    Great blog!

Keep having fun! I am too!!

I got into all my "small" clothing and gave them away as I decided to go lower than I have ever been!

This journey is fantastic!!

WTG! Voting for your Blog!!

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I Won!

Friday, April 29, 2011

I went to this "shindig" at the Convention Center in Hot Springs last night, called Ladies Night Out. It was a fun event with lots of different booths, fashion shows, and tons of prizes. No, sadly, I didn't win anything.

The MC asked the huge audience of ladies (I'd guess around a thousand people) some fun questions including how old? There were a few ladies older. YAY! How long married? There were numbers of 25+ years married, several 50+ years married, and naturally, the higher it went the fewer ladies responded.

The shocker was that out of all those lovely ladies, I had been married the longest---64 years! No one was even close! After the nice applause, the MC asked what my secret was for such a long marriage. Only one word came to my mind. I shouted it out,

"LOVE!"

It's said in the Good Book, " Love covers a multitude of sins". A profound secret...but a broad subject for discussion meant for another day. I'd really like to know what you think about it.

Anyway, you might say I won the best prize of all...



  
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DIDMIS 5/3/2011 6:41AM

    I just have to comment again. Yesterday a couple from our church celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.

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FITMAY 4/30/2011 11:15AM

    What a beautiful blog! LOVE is the answer, always! I have only been married for seven years but I pray we will be together until the end of our days...
Much love and admiration,
May

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HAPPYMOM8 4/30/2011 9:52AM

    Yeah! what a beautiful answer!
If I had been there we might have tied for the prize! Our 64th was in March. What a fun "shindig"!
Hugs, Pat

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DIDMIS 4/29/2011 4:01PM

    You indeed won the best prize of all "For the greatest of these is love". And married to a man you love and who loves you for 64 years. Yippee

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MAWDOT35 4/29/2011 3:28PM

    Love is the most wonderful thing! Yes, I think you won the best prize of all!

Keep on Sparking,
Dorothy

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REKMOM 4/29/2011 1:10PM

    Yipee, that's a great thing.

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Another Half Pound Bit The Dust!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Why is a half pound so fabulously fantastic?

Because my dear Spark Friends, those concrete ounces don't chip off easily. It's frustrating when you faithfully stay within calorie range and work out 5-6 days each week...then you step on the scale, and it decides to stay the same or worse, snickers as it goes up a notch or two.

Well, the thing is not really human, but I talk to it like it is. I inform it in no uncertain terms, " I am the one in control here". Then I can slap it upside it's plastic face when I slip easily into my formerly tight jeans.

Oh, Joy! Only three pounds to GOAL!

  
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DIDMIS 4/28/2011 3:54PM

    You are alost there. emoticonI weigh in this afternoon and think I have lost some weight.
Irene

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MARLIZG 4/28/2011 12:03PM

    hi lizabett, i think you look fabulous. i'm 73 & married 54+ years to loumarg & i don't think you look your age so go for it. emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 4/28/2011 11:16AM

    well said and we all agree on that one! Keep up the great workLIZ. We are proud of you.
Pat

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