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Blog Ho

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I have been a blog ho for over 2 years, since joining spark. I used to read them to get inspired and motivated because I didn't know I could this. I didn't know I had it in me. I NEEDED the success of everyone else to show me it was possible, that I was not alone.

I made friends. I got inspired. I was motivated, amazed, blown away, encouraged and given hope. Now, as I continue on, when I read a blog , I also read others comments. You guys are brilliant, loving, hilarious and above all, supportive. When I run across a snotty comment I am almost always shocked. 99% of you are the best people I have ever been honored to know.

You complete me. I was and still am, a blog ho. Keep 'em coming.

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MOONBIRD 5/3/2012 2:21PM

    LOL I love blogs too! I am trying to make sure I write regularly, because it's cathartic for me.

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JITZUROE 5/2/2012 5:46PM

    Ho ho ho!!! Wait, that didn't come out right!
I am one too! We need a team for this!!!
Cannie nudged me to blog last year, and that was it baby!
I am now not only a coffee mug and lamp ho, but also a blogging one!!!

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CANNIE50 5/2/2012 5:11PM

    Hey, that could be a new SP team and you can be the captain, naturally, and I can be a member - a proud member. I, too, am shocked by the occasional nasty comment but it doesn't happen too often. So, from one blog ho to the head blog ho, ho on, honey. emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 5/2/2012 2:23PM

    CALLIKIA - Haha I thought of Bollywood music right away too!

Love your blogs! Keep at it!

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CELLISTA1 5/2/2012 12:23PM

    You are SO silly and so honest -- at the same time! How do you do that?

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CALLIKIA 5/2/2012 12:18PM

    Blog ho! (I keep hearing some music from some movie that won some award but it's in another language and I can't place it...and now you're absolutely sure I'm completely crazy...)

Blog hooooooo!
Blog hoooooooooo!

(It's like Bollywood type music...dangit!)

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SARAWALKS 5/2/2012 9:32AM

    Hee hee, way to go blog ho! I can't say that I deserve that title yet there are certain bloggers that I just HAVE TO read and I must say you are one! So maybe you are more inspiring than you think! emoticon

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BMW9295 5/2/2012 9:05AM

    Keep them coming... I have only been here about a week and I find all that you say is true..... I look forward to hearing more from you.

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BAYBELIEVER 5/2/2012 8:53AM

    Love it! The only kind of ho to be is a Sparkpeople Ho!

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HGSGUY 5/2/2012 8:47AM

    Blog on blog queen!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/2/2012 7:33AM


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DAISY443 5/2/2012 4:49AM

    That is the wonderful thing about this site-you have said it!

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TERRYT55 5/2/2012 12:39AM

    I love your is so true and I feel the same way! I am always amazed that I almost never come across snotty comments on Spark People......what a great place to belong!

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my delicious breakfast

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I have been trying to eat better breakfast so this morning, I made this.....

Breakfast quesadilla. Next time, I will add spinach and onions and maybe bell peppers.
It was 265 calories and took me 3 minutes. It would also be easy to eat in the car or reheat once you got to work

1 flour tortilla
1/2 cup of eggbeaters
2 tablespoons of crumbled turkey bacon
1/8 cup of shredded reduced fat cheese

Cook the eggs, add the bacon bits. In another pan, put the tortilla in it, sprinkle with the cheese, add the egg mixture on one side and fold in half. Cook on both sides till golden brown and a bit crispy.

Calories 265
Carbs 25
Fat 7
Protein 20

There are a million variations of this and I'm sure you could lower the calories by using a better tortilla etc. The tortilla I used was 130 calories.

Have a good day. I'm going to!

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CLAIREINPARIS 5/2/2012 12:44PM

    It looks delicious!

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CELLISTA1 5/2/2012 12:27PM

    I make quesadillas with corn tortillas, ham, goat cheese, and mango salsa.
Or egg & spinach.
I'm about to have one for breakfast!

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RSANDBERG 5/1/2012 6:28PM

    OK, that looks fabulous and soooo filling!
Thank you.

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BIGMAMAT 5/1/2012 6:13PM

    sounds yummmy! emoticon

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LESLIES537 5/1/2012 4:15PM

    Excellent idea!! I'll have to try that, too!! Thanks for sharing your awesomeness with us! emoticon emoticon

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DAISY443 5/1/2012 3:59PM

    Yum, yum, yum!

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HEALTHYBARB1 5/1/2012 2:16PM

    Looks yummy!! Enjoy.

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CANNIE50 5/1/2012 1:30PM

    emoticon yum!

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MELLYBEANS0919 5/1/2012 1:20PM

    That looks very good.

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JITZUROE 5/1/2012 1:12PM

    You got me at the word back, even if it was only tuekey! Sounds delicious!
Good for you!
This sooooooo beats a protein bAr, eh?
I love it when I actually ENJOY the healthy food I am eating...

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BAYBELIEVER 5/1/2012 12:25PM

    Yum. Yum. You are on your way to a great day!

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BMW9295 5/1/2012 11:51AM

    AWESOME.... sounds great. I am not sure if you are watching your carbs... but Walmart has started to carry a new tortilla... it is made by "ole" oh my goodness... they are wonderful... for the 8 inch
71 calories
2 fat
17 carbs but then 12 fiber
220 sodium
no cholesterol
8 protein

I love them as I am a diabetic and so the carb thing is really important for me.
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I look forward to more.

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ANISSA331 5/1/2012 11:48AM

    looks soo yummy!!

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how did it go?

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I stuck to my plan for the most part. I ate some junk like a fried chicken strip and a few garlic fries but I turned down a root beer float, ice cream cone, onion rings, candy, and potato chips and was just barely over for the day so I call it a success.

Having a plan really helps so what is my plan today?

Today, I am going to the asparagus festival. I'm going to eat a healthy breakfast then I will eat fried asparagus later because come on, I have to!!! Dinner is in the crockpot which is salsa chicken, one of my fave's so I will look forward to eating g that when we get home. Lots of walking and the Tower of Power is playing so perhaps dancing?????

Make a plan today guys. Even if you don't accomplish all of it, I bet you will do better than if you didn't have one. Bigmamat declared this the year of the mama...I'm IN!

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CANNIE50 4/30/2012 8:05PM

    I am so impressed by the stuff you turned down. You ARE the Janwiththeplan!

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BAYBELIEVER 4/30/2012 7:29AM

    Asparagus!!! Yum. Yum. Yum. Hope you had a great time and stuck by your "Year-of-Jan" plan.

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BIGMAMAT 4/29/2012 8:52PM

    Way to go Jan! emoticon It's definately gonna be our year. I can feel it!!! emoticon

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JITZUROE 4/29/2012 8:29PM

    GREAT job my sparkly friend!!!! The emotional eater part of me was immediately drooling at yummy salty fried goodness mentioned above, but noooooooo, I am in this for the long haul too. You picked balance - with a little bit of the 'white man's overbite' dancing in between - HAHAHAH!


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HEALTHYASHLEY 4/29/2012 4:08PM

    I want to go to the asparagus festival! It is my favorite veggie. I am proud of you for setting goals and sticking to them!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 4/29/2012 3:34PM

    Way to go , mama! I knew you could do it!

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DAISY443 4/29/2012 2:57PM

    I want to go to the asparagus festival with you! Great job, Mama!

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MELLYBEANS0919 4/29/2012 12:33PM

    Fried asparagus sounds more healthy then a fried Mars bar (which is at the food festival every Summer here.) You did great with your plan, good job!

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SARAWALKS 4/29/2012 11:47AM

You did beautifully!
Hereby making my plan for the day - can't ignore the MAMAS!
Go listen to yourself a bit of Bohemian Rhapsody - MAMA!
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COLUMBINE2 4/29/2012 11:32AM DID it big time! And today will be Day 2 of Working the Plan!

Yesterday ou walked right on by a ton of really damaging food, so give yourself a Gold Star for the day. Go for a MamaStreak! emoticon

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what are you gonna do about it?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Its a beautiful sunny day here in California. The day has just begun. I have many choices today and so do you. My first choice is breakfast. Light wheat toast, hard boiled egg and a couple slices pre cooked bacon.

I have a couple of events today. I'm gonna walk around a car show with my neice and her step kids then head to another town for a race. We are the leaders of this association and we have had some changes that are creating a lot of drama and tension. Guess what that makes me want to do? Yep, eat! Last Saturday at the races I ate an entire large bag of BBQ chips. By myself. Not to mention nachos, chili dog, cupcakes.....

So I obviously need a plan because I am not going to undo all the good I did this week.

What am I gonna do about it?

I'm gonna bring watermelon.
I am gonna bring a small serving size of pretzels
I will make a sand which
I will drink water and stay hydrated
I will walk a lot
I will remember who I am and will stand tall. I am the MAMA!

So today, when life tries to derail you and challenges come at you and you want to smother yourself in chocolate, make a plan. Start by asking, what am I gonna do about it?

Choose you. Just for today.

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CANNIE50 4/30/2012 8:03PM

    How's my Mama-girl?!? Too bad I am so late in responding because I was going to suggest you wear your cape - I just know that would help in stressful situations. You are the MAMA, indeed!

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    That is so funny that you posted this advice about making a plan before I went all nuts with my plan for the week. You gave such good advice I took it without reading it!

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TAICHIDANCER 4/29/2012 8:11AM

    A good plan, go for it!

On a unrelated note, I started getting jealous as soon as I read the words "Its a beautiful sunny day here in California. " Enjoy it!!

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SWEDE_SU 4/29/2012 7:03AM

    a plan - that's what we need! emoticon

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STRIVER57 4/29/2012 4:33AM

    good plan. stick with it. choose you!

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LISALGB 4/28/2012 8:39PM

    You got this, girlfriend!! You go!!

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DAISY443 4/28/2012 6:10PM

    You are Mama! Welcome back! Kick a$$, girl!

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BIGMAMAT 4/28/2012 5:33PM

    I am MAMA! Love it!!! I love to hear a little bit of sass in your voice/post!

Way to make a plan. Stay away from the chips!!! emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 4/28/2012 5:07PM

    Good plan! I am so proud of you my friend. Make life your bitch

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MELLYBEANS0919 4/28/2012 1:39PM

    Great reminder.
You have a great plan too.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 4/28/2012 1:32PM

    Excellent plan! I know you're gonna make it today!

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stepping it up

Friday, April 27, 2012

I Stepped it up big time this week. I usually burn like 1500 calories a week from exercise. Kinda lame but it is what it is. This week? 4280! BOOYAH! Twice frank and I played tennis and since he is a lot better than me, it is a total sweaty workout! Plus we laugh like stoners so that makes it even more fun! And we are still walking stitch so hooray for us! I am DETERMINED and am getting serious about my goals. I am sick of being where I've been so I am gonna move on now. Here I go....

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VAMANOS 4/28/2012 10:56AM

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BIGMAMAT 4/28/2012 10:45AM

    Ok. "we laughed like stoners" I am still rolling at that one. Oh mama, you kill me!
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So proud of you for stepping it up! emoticon emoticon

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SARAWALKS 4/28/2012 10:03AM

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Now if I could only get to 1500...heading out now!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 4/28/2012 9:09AM

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PJH2028 4/28/2012 8:47AM

    Oh Yeah!!! Fanfreakingtabulous!!!!!! Sounds like you had a LOT of fun, too!! I signed Joe and I up for tennis lessons at the park district in May. The exercise we get may be in fetching the balls ??? hahahahhahahaha

Love you! p

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HEALTHYASHLEY 4/28/2012 5:30AM

    I am so proud of you!!!

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DAISY443 4/28/2012 5:17AM

    Look at you go, girl!

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COLUMBINE2 4/28/2012 12:24AM

    4,280 calories burned. Yowzaaaaaa!!!! I hope you hit the tab "change my goals" at the top of your fitness page & filled in the "calories burned" box at the very end of the next screen about tracking your fitness activities. EVERY time I fail to do that, I get a curse little red-ink note from SP saying I'm not adequately fueling my fitness workout and it will mess up my weight loss. And sho 'nuff..... I don't eat enough & my body refuses to release even 1#. It's so opposite to what I think will happen when I work out hard.......old tricks...that's me!

Keep up those big numbers & have a great time w/ Frank!

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CANNIE50 4/27/2012 11:58PM

    Nice! You are stepping it up, way up! emoticon

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CELLISTA1 4/27/2012 11:19PM

    What an image: you & Frank goofing around and sweating on the tennis court.
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I bumped it up today in my own little way. Burned 374 calories walking the dog this evening, which I wouldn't have known without my little watch/heart rate/calorie burn thingy. Spark "map your route" is good but it doesn't take these hills into account! Zumba tomorrow!

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