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COLOR ME RAD, OKLAHOMA CITY

Sunday, July 15, 2012

emoticonWell, no luck on Photos yet, but I am hoping to get some from the "Official" website in the next few days. If you are not familiar with it, Color Me Rad Runs are similar to other Color Runs around the country. You start off wearing White Clothes, and at various points along the 5K Route, Volunteers throw or spray you with Colored cornstarch. I started out in White Jeans, a White Shirt, A White Cowboy Hat, and even White Sunglasses.
I had a lot of Fun, even though the Race was scheduled to start at 9:00 and I didn't actually get to start until 9:45. Once we got started, it wasn't bad, in spite of the 90+ degree heat. There was just enough breeze to keep it fairly comfortable. I do wish that there had been cold - or at least Cool - water available during the Walk. They did have some small bottles of warm water about half way through, and then some more warm water bottles at the Finish Line.
emoticonA couple of things that I heard are worth repeating...A young Father passed me along the way and he was carrying his Daughter on his shoulders. As he walked by I heard him say "When you get tired of being carried, let me know and you can walk for awhile."
emoticonI walked past 2 women who had stopped to rest under one of the few shade trees along the route. As I went by, one of them told her Friend, "First, you have to Stop saying what you "Can't" do and focus on what you Can Do".
emoticonWhen I got home my Son took one look at me and said "I need to run some errands this afternoon, but not until you get cleaned up."
emoticonOne thing that I am REALLY glad that I did was putting a Bedsheet over the Car Seat before I went to the race. The sheet will never be the same, but at least my Car Seat is still the original color.

  
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RDY4THIN 7/23/2012 1:33AM

    never heard of such a race, but sounds like so much fun that I would sign up for it! great blog! emoticon

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TBOURLON 7/18/2012 2:11PM

    Well THERE'S an interesting concept - a Color run! emoticon

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MOMFAN 7/16/2012 4:17PM

    What fun comments!!!

I love you sons!!

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_LINDA 7/16/2012 1:44AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Glad you enjoyed it and were prepared for the aftermath so as to not ruin anything!
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TANYA602 7/15/2012 6:07PM

    I can't wait to see pics! This sounds absolutely CRAZY fun!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/15/2012 5:42AM

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I, too, put garbage bags on the car seats and an old sheet over the top of those. Tossed the sheet in the machine with the color run clothing, and only a couple of items are still stained... fortunately ones I'm not concerned about (or I wouldn't have used them this way).

Hope the photos come up soon! I'm waiting on my own "Sportraits" ones, too.

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ABB698 7/15/2012 2:38AM

    Cool Jeannie! I'm thinking about doing this race in my city next month, and I was thinking the same thing about getting into the car! Can't wait to see the colorful pics! Did it feel strange walking into the colorful clouds of corn starch? emoticon

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JUST ONE POUND!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

emoticonHello!! Do you know Me? If you don't, then you should.
emoticonI am One Pound of Fat. And I am the HAPPIEST Pound of Fat you will ever meet.
Want to know Why?
emoticonNo one ever wants to lose me. I am Only One Pound! Everyone wants to lose 10, or 20, or FIFTY Pounds of Fat. NEVER Only One!
emoticonSo, I just stick around and keep you fat. Then, after awhile I bring in some Friends. Just One at a time. You don't notice it. That is until 'Overnite' I've grown into 20 or 30 or 100 pounds!!
emoticonYes, it is FUN to be "Just One Pound Of Fat" left to do as I please.
emoticonSo, when you Weigh In, just keep right on saying "Oh, I ONLY lost One Pound of Fat."
emoticonFor you see, if you do this, you encourage others to keep me around too because they will think I am not Worth losing.
emoticonAnd I just LOVE being around You. Around Your Legs, Your Arms, Your Chin. EVERY Part of You!!

emoticonAfter All, I am JUST ONE POUND OF FAT!!!

  
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KWWILSON 7/16/2012 11:12PM

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MEOWMAMA3 7/16/2012 10:49AM

    Ah, the lard speaketh volumes! Thanks! emoticon

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CATLADY52 7/13/2012 9:10PM

    Excellent analogy! emoticon

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JOYINKY 7/13/2012 7:44AM

    Ah yes, Pound; but I banished you and over 80 of your friends piece by piece, forever! emoticon emoticon

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ABB698 7/13/2012 2:27AM

    Love it! :)

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_LINDA 7/12/2012 11:49PM

    emoticon emoticon Well said Jeannie,
people got to learn baby steps come first!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/12/2012 9:10PM

    This is a GREAT blog, Jeannie! Love it!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 7/12/2012 8:11PM

    Thanks for pointing this out to me. i am looking forward to losing one pound of fat I know i will feel better emoticon emoticon

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New Icons Speak Volumes About SparkPeople.com

Friday, July 06, 2012

As of yesterday there are a LOT of New Icons that we can use for illustrating our Blogs, Comments, and Message Board Posts.
emoticon emoticon emoticonThe Dancers are some of my FAVORITES and you can look forward to seeing them often in my Posts (maybe just because their outfits are Purple, LOL).
I am glad that SparkPeople updates the icons fairly often as I LOVE using them!! But the ones that touch me the MOST are these 2: emoticon emoticon. And the fact that they are included under the "Fitness Tab" makes it even BETTER, in My Opinion! No matter what you position or ability level, there really is No Excuse for being Inactive.
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THANK YOU SparkPeople for giving us the Tools to get more fit, and the Fun Reminders that we CAN get More Fit no matter where we are right now.

  
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_LINDA 7/12/2012 11:52PM

    I liked them too! love the dancing ones especially as I am really getting into Zumba and some of the dance steps are complicated, but the bottom line is letting yourself go and have fun!!
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I have also had occasion to use these both!
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DGEORGE8262 7/8/2012 1:36PM

    I love the dancing ones too, probably for the same reason--can there be enough purple in the world?

This is my personal motivation, right now! emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 7/7/2012 10:02PM

    I'm in agreement love the new emoticons especially emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHYLISA 7/7/2012 8:47AM

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WENDYSPARKS 7/7/2012 5:54AM

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DRB13_1 7/7/2012 4:46AM

    still exploring these wonderful new emoticons! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ABB698 7/6/2012 9:59PM

    emoticonlove them too!!

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MEDDYPEDDY 7/6/2012 9:58PM

    Thanks - had not noticed (yet) emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/6/2012 6:49PM

    emoticon LOVE this one... as it's one of my favorite things to tell folks. A pat on the back works wonders. And I'm glad to see those new fitness icons, too... have you noticed we got some really great new freggies icons, too? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

And love the breast cancer pink ribbon: emoticon Yep, they're listening!

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TANYA602 7/6/2012 4:31PM

    I think they're pretty fun, as well!
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RURAL3 7/6/2012 3:57PM

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DEBRITA01 7/6/2012 2:33PM

    I love the new emoticons, too....esp. this one emoticon

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SAL2525 7/6/2012 1:41PM

    I love the new icons as well! I had not noticed the WC and walker - awesome! emoticon (I like that one a lot!)

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APRILLSCOTT 7/6/2012 11:56AM

    I love the new icons also. I got to use some of them yesterday for the first time. You are so right no matter what the position level we are in our fitness level there is no excuse for being inactive. When I want to complain and say "I just can't do from the pain. You are my example. "You have come a long way Baby!" emoticon emoticon for being my SP emoticon. Because of you I emoticon.

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ANDI571 7/6/2012 11:52AM

    I agree! emoticon

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TERRIH8118 7/6/2012 11:08AM

    Very cool I had'nt noticed the new ones emoticon

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Which Future Are You Designing?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Every Decision, and Every Choice we make is affecting our Future. The Scale may not be moving like we'd want it to, or the Changes may be subtle in our Health. But we are changing our Future every time we make a Good Food Choice, or we Choose to go for that Walk, or head for the Gym.


  
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_LINDA 7/12/2012 11:54PM

    LOVE this! My Mom is the one on the left and inspires me every day to just keep moving!!

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MIZCATHI 6/22/2012 4:47PM

    Love this, and exactly why I am doing the things I'm doing to better my health. Very good to visualize it, too!

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JEANNIENOKLA 6/18/2012 11:33PM

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ABB698 6/15/2012 1:32AM

    Great perspective!

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APRILLSCOTT 6/14/2012 12:36AM

    emoticon blog! You really got my attention. I want to be the one on the right for sure! emoticon

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CYBRARYCARD 6/13/2012 5:48PM

    Wow, that really puts things into perspective, doesn't it? Most people don't consider how their actions now will play out in their later years so this is an excellent reminder of that.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/11/2012 10:45PM

    This is a great thing to think about! Thanks!

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CATLADY52 6/11/2012 3:05PM

    That is quite the question. I think we all forget that we DO have a choice. Thanks emoticon

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TANYA602 6/11/2012 9:27AM

    Fabulous reminder!
Have a great week!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/11/2012 6:54AM

    We may not control EVERYTHING, but we *do* have choices! Here's to making them good ones. Great vision pictures! emoticon emoticon

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VELRENO 6/11/2012 1:35AM

    Love the pics. To our good health and healthy lifestyles. Go us.

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MRFUZZ 6/10/2012 11:06PM

    I love this! emoticon

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Turtle Fitness

Saturday, June 02, 2012

It is amazing what you can find on the World Wide Web!! I was relaxing after work today and I Googled "Turtle Fitness" and this is the first thing I found!!

Ok, Not exactly what I had in mind so I kept looking. Thinking "Yoga" I found "Upward Facing Turtle".

By then I was starting to get hungry, and I saw "Watermelon Turtle". I figured it might be a healthy recipe.

My Friends are always trying to talk me in to Biking with them. I am not sure that I belong on a Bike. Some Turtles seem right at home on Bikes, though.

Then I thought of all of my Family and Friends who are struggling right now with various Health, Financial, Relationships, and Many other problems. I can't fix their problems or mend their injuries, but I CAN Share a Prayer, a Smile, and a Hug!

Now, I am Off To Find my next Cup of Coffee!! Keep Sparking, Friends!! We are WINNERS!!!

  
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VELRENO 6/11/2012 1:37AM

    who knew you could do so much with a turtle???

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APRILLSCOTT 6/7/2012 7:45AM

    I loved all the turtles. I guess I will be a turtle fan to the day I die! Go emoticon's emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/6/2012 10:28AM

    Wow! Adorable turtle pictures! I loved the watermelon turtle, and the contagious smile carrier, too! They were ALL adorable! Thanks for sharing them! emoticon

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TIKATAKAWITHA 6/3/2012 3:15PM

    lol Cute blog but I have to admit the first picture was kind of scary.

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JINLYNN 6/3/2012 4:02AM

    The watermelon turtle is cute - one would need an awful lot of patience to carve that.


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TANYA602 6/2/2012 8:45PM

    This is way too cute and funny! Thank you for making me smile!
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
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_LINDA 6/2/2012 5:01PM

    emoticon You sure found some interesting turtles! I thought Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should have come up under fit turtles :P
Thanks for the smiles! Enjoy your cuppa and have a great weekend!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/2/2012 5:43AM

    Love 'em all! And yes, they produce a smile, here... see it? Spark on! emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 6/2/2012 2:58AM

    I love that watermelon turtle - wonder how hard it would be to make one...

Your photo essay was a (ahem) wild hare of an idea, hon, lol!
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ABB698 6/2/2012 1:40AM

    The emoticonis amazing! Too funny all that you found!

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SUNNYWBL 6/2/2012 1:30AM

    You found a lot of turtles! I was think of you the other day, down at the lake I was up on the wooden bridge hoping to see some fish.. No fish but plenty of turtles swimming and chasing each other through the lake weeds. emoticon

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