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.
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.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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!
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.
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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