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Finally !!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Finally, I got to go for a walk outside today. It has been over 6 weeks of cold and I don't do well in the cold. Today was so inviting....the sun peeked out for an hour this afternoon about 3:30 and I said to DH (we were watching golf)....I just have to go.

So I bundled up real good and away I went.
Oh, how I have missed that feeling of breathing deeply...the fresh air was cold, but so invigorating. emoticon

About half way through my predetermined route...I remembered my dear Aunty Kay.
She loved the outdoors and was my mentor in that area of my life when I was young.
She had told me that when I was walking, I was to make sure I didn't drop my dime!
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I chuckled as this memory came to mind.

Treadmills are OK....but never as good being outdoors.

Have a good week everyone....my weigh-in is tomorrow morning...and I'm always
apprehensive on Sunday night.

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GLORYB2014 1/28/2013 8:25AM

    I'd LOVE to walk outdoors Lyn, legs/knees prevent me from doing that. But nothing beats that great feeling of walking in nature and if under a beautiful sun . . . gorgeous!

We had snow during the night and right now we are getting a mixture of snow and rain, ugh! Beautiful to look at but not nice to go out in!

Hope your scales smile upon you today!
You're doing great, girlfriend!
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BOOKWERME 1/27/2013 9:55PM

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/27/2013 8:54PM

    Great memory!

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 1/27/2013 8:36PM

    I love those kinds of memories

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JOYFUL452003 1/27/2013 8:27PM

    Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!
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An 'aha' moment at 74!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

When I was a little girl, during WW2....my mom would feed me porridge almost every day. OH, how I hated it. It was gluey, yucky and heavy. I would smother it with brown sugar just so I could get it down. And sometimes gagged even then.
As a teen I would not eat it...and very, very rarely have I eaten porridge since then.

That is until I restarted SparkPeople again in earnest on Jan 1 of this year.

I tried steel cut oats. emoticon
I tried a few ideas I found on Sparkpeople. emoticon
I adapted a little to fit into my life. emoticon

And as I sat eating my 'Porridge' this morning, my dear Mom came to mind, I teared up and I thought 'thank you Mom'. I am really enjoying this bowl of nutritious goodness. emoticon

So maybe the moral to this story, is to try and use some of the good advice your Mom (or Dad) told you when you were very young. It just might apply in your life today.
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BOOKWERME 1/27/2013 9:59PM

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CELEST 1/27/2013 1:25PM

    I love porridge but my husband doesn't, so I put hes into a smoothie so that he still gets the benefits of good wholesome oats.

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GAMOMMY3 1/27/2013 1:22AM

    Very nice!


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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/27/2013 12:49AM

    I love it and add: blueberries, banana, raspberries, cranberries to mine emoticon

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MAGA99 1/26/2013 10:59PM

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HEATHERY5 1/26/2013 5:48PM

    Hi. I have never been a fan of mushy cereal either. every once in a while, i try oatmeal because it is "good for you." well since joining sp, I have tried it again, but instead of using water, I use vanilla flavored silk (soy milk) and I add either home made apple sauce, half a banana, or some craisins. Now I really love it and have it
4-5 times a week!
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GLORYB2014 1/26/2013 4:43PM

    That's a nice memory Lyn. I don't even remember what my Mom used to give me for breakfast . . . I'm older than you and my memory won't go back that far!
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I love oatmeal now and have it often but I still love my brown sugar on it! Have also gotten into toast with creamy honey on it, just a swipe of honey, enough to give me a taste!
Love to see your cheery blogs girl! Keep up the great work!
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LISBETHSALANDER 1/26/2013 4:13PM

    What a great memory. So happy you shared this. You're right.

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LINWASH23 1/26/2013 3:32PM

    Well, I love it. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 1/26/2013 2:23PM

    I have some pretty fond memories of my dad, so i appreciate this blog. thanks for sharing

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SUSANELAINE1956 1/26/2013 1:48PM

    Sweet blog. emoticon

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KLONG8 1/26/2013 1:48PM

    Isn't that the truth? And steal cut oats are delicious so enjoy!

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....ho...hum......

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Well, it's Thursday and still too cold for me to walk outside.
Tried it last week and my lungs paid for it.
Sooooo....I gotta' wait it out. emoticon

Have been having pain and deep intense aches in my left hip and upper back these past couple weeks. Not sure if it is from doing too much dancing or what. I sure hate it when I can't do my boogie-ing...but I've been good the past 3 days, and it's seems to be getting a little better. So I'll see what this coming week brings.

Am making a corn chowder this afternoon, after my DH finishes fixing one of the switches on the stove. One of my favourite cold weather recipes. Just got a call from my granddaughter....had a nice long chat...updating me on my little great GD...her picture is on my Sparkpage.

I seem to have passed a milestone re my new eating habits.
I'm not snitching sweets anymore, and I can't really say why, it's just that
I'm finally aware of my responses to difficult moments in life....and coping with them with food. And then I would get even more depressed that I gave in and it starts all over again.

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LYN-EDWY 1/25/2013 4:36PM

    GAMOMMY3 ....thank you for your comment. I agree, I couldn't live happily without being able to dance.

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GAMOMMY3 1/25/2013 3:56PM

    Hi there. We haven't officially met (just saw your name on the JW on the NP team) so I thought I would pop over and check out your blog. LOVE that you are dancing! It can bring such joy to ourselves! Music is a wonderful gift from our Grand Creator. emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 1/25/2013 12:34PM

    My favorite cold weather food is New England Clam Chowder, I have never had corn chowder

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/24/2013 8:03PM

    I've never had corn chowder, it sounds good.

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GLORYB2014 1/24/2013 8:00PM

    Ohhh, I haven't had corn chowder in a long time!! Save me some or send me some?
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We're in a deep freeze here tonight, going down to -15 degrees, wow that's cold! Going to get snow tomorrow too. I just hope it waits till I get back home from Curves, we go at 7 a.m!

I remember your boggie woggie and loved it!
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Just take it easy till you know what's doing with your hip and back.
Will go to your page to look at pics too! (went to pics and yes, I remember the one of your GGD, beautiful)

Better go, want to get off computer early and just rest, rest, rest!
Take care my dear friend!
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WATERMELLEN 1/24/2013 7:30PM

    That corn chowder sounds good!

Hope the weather is walkable soon.

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BOOKWERME 1/24/2013 5:52PM

    I was going to suggest the same thing...walking dvds though I know you are dancing indoors. Stair climbing is new to my repertoire since I started with FitBit. Goal for me is min. of 10 flights...am trying for min. 15 per day lately.

Good job on what you ARE doing. Keep up the good choices!

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DIVINEPRINCESS 1/24/2013 5:08PM

    I bought several Leslie Sansone in-house walking DVD's so that when it's too hot or too cold or too wet outside for me to walk, I can still get in my walking inside! And sometimes during commercials I just walk around the downstairs rooms, then up the stairs, around the upstairs rooms, and back down--several times.

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Grrr....another cold day....

Monday, January 21, 2013

...BUT....at least the sun is shining. emoticon
Got a nice pot of homade chicken broth going on the stove for lunch....
and it's curried chicken tonight for dinner with homade rotis.

Sure have to watch it with the rotis...but I get full faster now that I am eating
properly. So I don't feel deprived when I finish my one bowl.

A friend passed away a couple days ago, and I am feeling very sad today.

And feeling listless....but that's OK. I know tomorrow will be better.

Stay focused and stay positive everyone...we're all here for the same reason, to get healthy. And no one said it was going to be easy. But it is worth all the effort.

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CELEST 1/22/2013 6:11AM

    Sorry about your friend, that is sad. emoticon
One of the sparkers uses 1 third cup of oats blended mixed with 2 thirds cup of flour to make pancakes, I tried it and it was fantastic. Maybe you can use the same mix to make your roti base? Its healthier if nothing else.

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GLORYB2014 1/21/2013 6:59PM

    I'm sorry about the loss of your friend Lyn, hold on to all the wonderful memories you have, that will help sustain you during this sad time.

Very cold here today and my Curves buddy felt like staying in bed this morning but knew I'd be ready and waiting for her at 7 a.m, so that pulled her out of the doldrums. It is great to have a buddy, Lyn.

Stay positive girl, it's worth it. Hang in there, tomorrow is a new day!
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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/21/2013 6:24PM

    Lyn, I am so sorry about your friend. We are losing so many friends of late. Makes us even more determined to work hard at not losing out so as not to be there for the Resurrection and see Jehovah proved right.

Good job on the eating. I need to work harder on mine. I do fairly well but need to tweak it and do better.

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CLWALDRO 1/21/2013 5:46PM

    emoticon for the loss of your friend.
I do hope you have a brighter tomorrow and your dinner sounds amazing.
Keep pushing towards your goals and you will be successful

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NEPTUNE1939 1/21/2013 5:24PM

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Sunday wrap up....

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Well, it has been a difficult week.
Back pain most of the week.
Didn't do much cardio, a little but not much.

Today is my first day without pain for over a week, and I so
want to get going...but I'm going to wait until tomorrow.
Just to be on the safe side....'cause I have a tendency to
over do things too much.

Also weigh in tomorrow morning, again not expecting any change
downward, but we'll see.

It's still minus 3C here and that's still to cold for me
to exercise outside. Will be so very happy when it warms
up. Looking at the wall when on my treadmill is getting very
boring indeed.


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RACHELLEWTN 1/21/2013 2:26PM

    I know how boring working out inside can be also...maybe you could try looking through a magazine or talking on the phone while on the treadmill to make the time seem less painful.

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GLORYB2014 1/21/2013 11:30AM

    It's best to take it easy when there is any body pain Lyn. I took over a month off Curves when my one knee kept buckling beneath me. Started back on Friday and am A-OK on the machines again!
Pulling for you to have a pain-less, great week!
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HEATHERY5 1/21/2013 2:05AM

    Hope you're feeling better, and this is a better week for you!
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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/20/2013 9:44PM

    Hang in there and go lightly so you don't end up down again.

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