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The Attack of the Snack Fairy

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Today a co-worker came around and had some extra snack sized bags of crunchy Cheetos and asked if I wanted one. I was going to say, "no thanks," but the snack fairy got the best of me and I took one. I tossed the bag on my desk intending to either throw it away or to take it downstairs to the kitchenette, place it on the "freebie" table and walk away. But, oh no, the snack fairy would have none of that. She waited about 15 minutes after I had finished my very healthy lunch of chicken, a small piece of mountain bread, 6 cherry tomatoes, and some crinkle-cut carrots to strike. When I turned around to get a file off of my desk, there they were, those delicious, crunchy, yummy Cheetos. That's when I quickly grabbed the bag, ripped it open like I had never seen Cheetos before, and gobbled them down before I knew what was happening! I got a little upset with myself, then decided that it wasn't worth getting angry and made a promised to eat lighter at dinner, which I did. So, it all turned out okay in the end; and I know that tomorrow is a brand new day, a clean slate upon which to chart my food.

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ANGSGETTINREAL 12/22/2011 1:50PM

    She's evil! LOl

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DOR2BFIT 11/15/2010 8:06AM

    She's a sneaky thing, and so cute too- I try to pawn her off on my growing son or my skinny DH! emoticon

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RSWIFE 9/22/2010 7:53AM

    After the snack fairy visited you, she came over to my house. I had a bunch of nilla wafers without even thinking about it. Today I will do better and so will you. Hopefully the snack fairy is visiting someone else today.

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ROCKYCPA 9/21/2010 11:02PM

    That snack fairy can be pretty sneaky but you certainly handled her.

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JAN100 9/21/2010 8:42PM

    I've met that snack fairy more than once! emoticon

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One Year on SparkPeople

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wow, I can't believe that I've been with SparkPeople for a whole year; yesterday 9/19/10 was my SparkVersary! Time flies when you're having fun. I do believe that this is the longest that I've stuck with any type of program. I want to thank all my spark friends, and also members of the teams i belong to, who have helped me during this year-long path. Your encouragement means the world to me.
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RSWIFE 9/21/2010 7:52AM

    Congratulations on your success! I love spark too!
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PLPEEP 9/20/2010 8:33PM

    I also cerebrated my one year on August 4. I was amazed I have stuck with this also. I have made many friends and have had so much support also. I fell very fortunate to have found this site.

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Cards for the Troops

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

www.LetsSayThanks.com

If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! It is FREE and it only takes a second.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them.

This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you. Please take the time and please take the time to pass it on for others to do. We can never say enough thank you's.

Thanks for taking to time to support our military!

  
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LOSETONEED 7/21/2010 8:32PM

    Thanks...I was on the page for BKNOCK and she had it posted there. I'm going to post it on my face book page also.
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MSDESERTRODENT 7/21/2010 8:15PM

    As a wife of a soldier who has deployed 3 times to Iraq and once to Bosnia, I think this is an AWESOME IDEA!
The soldiers over there, our brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, all. It is tiring and depressing for them. I speak from the experience of one coming from having to give my husband, my soldier, pep talk after pep talk after pep talk. The soldiers need to know their country is behind them, even somewhat.
Mucho thanks for this wonderful news!

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THE G-E-O-R-G-I-A CHALLENGE - Week 2

Monday, June 14, 2010

Well, I've made it through week 2 of the G-E-O-R-G-I-A Challenge. I just love how it's keeping me accountable for my actions, both eating and exercising. Way to go Spark Georgia Team.

  


I Walked My First Ever 5K in 1 Hour 2 Seconds

Saturday, June 12, 2010

While I was in Ft Worth May 22 - June 8 visiting my daughter, son-in-law, and 3-month old grandson, I received an e-mail from the Monastery of The Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. They were holding their first ever 5K run/walk to be held June 12 to raise funds for their food bank outreach program. I forwarded the email to my husband back in Georgia and asked him to sign us up. He regularly jogs and I walk for 30 minutes a couple of times a week. I thought this would be a great way to get some healthy exercise, spend some together time, and help the monks with their outreach program. Once we arrived and checked in, my husband said that he would walk with me, but once the "gun" went off, he walked for about two minutes with me and then asked if it would be okay if he jogged. Well, what could I say, "No please walk slowly with me while your legs want to jog"? So, I told him to go ahead and jog and that I would see him in about an hour. I walked most of the way by myself (though I was surrounded and passed by many people). Then I caught up with a woman a few years older than me and we struck up a conversation, that is, until the killer hill. She was in better walking shape than I, so she made it up the hill and then kept on walking, so I lost that walking buddy! Then around the 2.5 mile mark, I struck up a conversation with a younger woman. She asked me if I had every participated in a 5K before and I said, "No." She said this was her first one also, so we walked the last half mile together. She said she was beginning an exercise program to lose weight, and I promptly told her about SparkPeople and what a great site it is with diet and exercise help. I also told her about the wonderful people that I've met on the site and that she could have that same experience once she took the first step to sign up. I really hope she does.

Oh yeah, I am very sore and tired from the walk, but satisfied that I finished the walk and was not the last person over the finish line!

  
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GUTHRIESM 6/15/2010 10:59AM

    Great job! I also walk 5k's while my husband sprints to the finish. It is a ton of fun and the accomplishment is really great!

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LOSETONEED 6/14/2010 8:42PM

    Thanks to everyone for your kind words and wonderful encouragement; it really means a lot to me. I do feel great about completing the 5K and would definitely love to do another one. How does one find out about 5K's taking place out in the local community? I just happened to stumble upon this one through the Monastery's newsletter.

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CATLOVER110 6/14/2010 12:05AM

    Good for you! I have walked two 5k's in the past two months, and really enjoyed them. Doesn't it feel great? emoticon

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RSWIFE 6/13/2010 10:04AM

    CONGRATULATIONS AND WAY TO GO!!!!



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MRS_LOOMIS 6/12/2010 10:09PM

    FABULOUS!!!!!!! Way to finish strong AND spread the Spark!

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JAZERYS21 6/12/2010 9:16PM

  Congrats! I also did my first 5k today with my sister. We had a good time and we are looking into doing another one emoticon

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JAZERYS21 6/12/2010 9:16PM

  Congrats! I also did my first 5k today with my sister. We had a good time and we are looking into doing another one emoticon

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DAYHIKER 6/12/2010 9:12PM

    Good for you!! That is so terrific!! emoticon

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TXGLENNA 6/12/2010 8:56PM

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That is wonderful! Don't you just feel great!

Glenna in TX

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