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Winter hydration

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The average heated hose is at 10% humidity. Your body complains at anything below 25%. To feel better.

Hydrate from the inside, drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin from the inside.
Rub a good body cream all over your body after bathing.
There are special creams for hands, feet, hair, and scalp.
If you swim. after swimming. rinse well, and rub cream all over your body.

If you need to use a hot oil on your hair. Put oil oil on your hair, cover with a shower cap, and ride a bike or run on a tread mill for 30 min. Then wash out.

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LYNNIEFRAN 11/2/2014 1:15PM

    Great post! Once the heat gets turned on if I don't remember to moisturize, my skin actually hurts.

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ELIZACG9 11/2/2014 10:03AM

    Great ideas, love them... emoticon

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Don't be a couch potato

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mom is 82 and takes a hike every fall this are some pictures of this years hike. She went on a senior tour/hike this year

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ELIZACG9 11/2/2014 10:03AM

    i love her... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAYDE53 10/28/2014 5:38PM

    Kudos to your mom!! Looks like some great scenery & a fun time!! emoticon emoticon

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MARYALICE411 10/28/2014 10:56AM

    Mom walks 10 to 12 miles a day, depending on the day. She tries not to use her car, except for church. Fridays are her big day when she walks to town to her library job, then to her job as a exercise instructor then home again. Weather permitting Mom always goes for a walk to watch the sunrise. Mom lives in the Ozark so all this walking is up and down the big hills

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DADDYS_GIRL6 10/27/2014 6:24PM

    Thanks for sharing! Great pics and what a great accomplishment for your Mom!! She is an inspiration! How far does she normally walk a day? and where?

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UUCEEJAY 10/27/2014 3:34PM

    Good to see she is still a kid at heart! She is awesome!

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NELLIEC 10/26/2014 10:49PM

    Wow, definitely impressive. If I can get my balance back for walking and hiking, I would like to do that!

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PANDABEAR42 10/26/2014 6:40PM

    i admire your mother and she is such an inspiration that as you age you don't have to become a COUCH POTATO. Love the t-shirt also. beautiful pictures and a very beautiful mom. Way to Go Mom

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THEMFOLK 10/26/2014 4:18PM

    If I ever grow up, I want to be just like her!

Go, Mom, go!

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/26/2014 10:38AM

    Your Mom is great. I hope to be still getting out there when I am her age. emoticon emoticon

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JANET552 10/26/2014 10:17AM

    Very cool!

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MONTREALESTMOI 10/26/2014 9:35AM

    Gooooooo Mom! What an inspiration!

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Ok this is travel and I worked retail. but it tells you the kind of things people complain about.


1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the
local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard
creams or ginger nuts.

2. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to
close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta'
time -- this should be banned.

3. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that
almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy foods.

4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we
had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be
included in the price.

5. "The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we
returned to our room.

6. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure.
Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow.

7. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It
was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.

8. "No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The
children were scared."

9. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped
kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers."

10. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi
drivers as they were all Spanish.

11. "The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the
local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this,
we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more

12. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England.
It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems

13. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our
friends' three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller."

14. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the resort.'
We're trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait
longer for service."

15. "When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish people
there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one
told us that there would be so many foreigners."

16. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was
no air-conditioning."

17. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or
unruly guests before we travel."

18. "I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes."

19. "My fiancee and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but
instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you
responsible and want to be reimbursed for the fact that I became
pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room
that we booked."

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PFERG66 9/23/2014 12:41PM

    PRICELESS! I'm still laughing and shaking my head.

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JANET552 9/8/2014 10:14AM

    emoticon I laughed out loud at #19.

Thanks for sharing!

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KESTRYLL 9/8/2014 10:06AM

    I like #3 and # 15 and of course #19 emoticon

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All calories aren't equal

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I saw today where they were saying that trackers where becoming very popular. They are a great tool ,but some people were gaining weight. They talked about the Fitbit since they said it was the most popular.

The problem they said is that people would exercise, see that they had burned a lot of calories, the Fitbit would tell them to increase their calorie intake and they would think they could eat what they wanted. A banana is 100 calories, two sugar cookies are 100 calories so they are equal, right. NOT

The people at Fitbit said their website said that the calorie burn was an estaminet, because everyone is different and they never said to eat junk. You have to eat healthy no matter what.

Spark People tells us all the time to eat healthy and chose the banana over the cookies. This is just a reminder for those of use that have been around for awhile and maybe some new people need to be told.

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TERRIMMIX 8/29/2014 5:40PM

    I read somewhere that your body knows the difference between nutritious food and junk and if you eat a bunch of junk all day, you'll still be hungry because your body is searching for/needing the nutrition from the food, not just the calories. (That being said, I have a piece of dark chocolate almost every day, cause, well, chocolate. ) emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/29/2014 5:40:36 PM

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482YIELDNOT 7/17/2014 3:44PM

  If I exercise I only eat extra if I AM hungry.

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DEB62BIE62 7/17/2014 2:13PM

    Thanks for advice. Very wise. My boss got the fitbit. I'm glad now I didn't get it. I just use a pedometer for the steps and miles walked.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Some people study greek mythology. I study Norwegian mythology. My cats name as Freyja and she crossed the rainbow bridge last night. Fregga is the early spelling of Freyja.

In Honor of Frigga
"Shiningg Lady of Asgard,
All-seeing, all-knowing,
at Your command worlds are born,
at Your nod and tender smile, life burst into being.
Valiant Goddess, ruthless foe, cunning Queen,
Illuminate your wyrd.
Strengthen our hamyngja.
Make us fruitful in all things, like the barley and flax
that is your gift.
Nourish our souls, God-Mother,
Pour forth from Your cornucopia of abundance
and in return we will give You our devotion,
our praise, our industry.
Holy Mother of all life, foremost amongst the Asynjur,
bestow upon us Your wisdom.
Make our hearts fertile fields for Your bounty, and
on Your spindle of shimmering starlight,
Weave for us a joyous fate."

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SOAPNUT 7/9/2014 3:36PM

    emoticon emoticon Freyja was a beautiful name. Thanks for sharing.

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