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Coconut water.........worth it or a waste?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

This says it all. And just as I thought. emoticon
www.care2.com/causes/stop-wasting-mo
ney-water-is-just-as-good-for-you-as-c
oconut-water.html

  
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SHOOPETTE 8/8/2014 2:27AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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FINNLANA 8/7/2014 11:23PM

    Thanks for posting this, a lot of people fall for the hype, (have you heard anything about aloe drinks?)

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1CRAZYDOG 8/7/2014 3:14PM

    NOT!

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MAGGIEVAN 8/7/2014 2:45PM

    I need to check it out and will do so once I am done here. Thanks for sharing.

Done! Very interesting.

Comment edited on: 8/7/2014 2:47:04 PM

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AQUAGIRL08 8/7/2014 1:54PM

    It's sad how companies get you to believe, through advertising, that something that has no nutritional vale is good for you. Thanks for sharing the information. I found it helpful.

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    money, money, money emoticon

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You don't want to be singing this song!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOgd9hitEAE

Work hard and you'll never have to sing this!

  
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    That was sooo funny!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/7/2014 8:22AM

    BWAHAHAHAHA! Or IS it??? emoticon

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National Mutt Day

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I always did have a soft spot for mutts.
www.care2.com/greenliving/5-great-re
asons-to-adopt-a-mutt.html?cid=email_na#


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1CRAZYDOG 7/31/2014 3:05PM

    I saw that too! AWwwww!

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ELWILBARGER 7/31/2014 2:21PM

    I have two Mutts,..and love them dearly!!! (Boxer mix and Terrier Mix)
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I found an old letter.......by me to me.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Whilst clearing out some cluttered drawers I came across an old letter I had written to myself, it had to be at least 15 years old. At least! The paper was even yellowed with age. It still holds true today. Here it is. The only changes I have made, those that are in brackets, are things to modernize it.

A new day, a new year, a new you. This is something you can do if your mind is ready. Forget any past failures. The past will never be again. Put it behind you. Take a deep breathe, admit to yourself that you, as a person, are worth every bit of effort that you're going to put into this, and take that first step. Slowly, step by step, you will reach your destination.

And SMILE!! This is going to be a great year. The first of many more to come.

Attitude.....The most powerful weight loss tool there is. With the right attitude you can overcome any obstacle.

Be POSITIVE.....There will be days when you will be less than perfect, but that only proves you are human. No one, and I mean no one, is perfect all the time. Just don't dwell on the slip. Forgive yourself and get back on track. But do it right away. Don't wait until tomorrow to start again. By waiting it'll just make you feel worse by the time the day is over. Be positive. Know that you can do this.

It's time to make a battle plan. Take a look at what you eat and what you do in a typical day. Eat a healthy diet rich in veggies, fruit, whole grains and lean protein. Cut back on fats, sugar and processed foods. You may want to pick up a pocket calorie guide (track your food on Sparks) to get an idea of where you can do better.

Exercise.....is very important as well. 20 minutes a day to start. You may want to break it up into smaller time amounts if you can't do it all in one go. Anything that gets you off the couch will work. Take a walk, ride a bike, do an exercise video. They're all great activities. You have to move it, to lose it.

Learn to truly love yourself as a person.

Make a game of it.....Time your walks. Try to shave a second or two off your previous time. Keep track of your mileage. Track that mileage on a map and try to walk across the country. Try to beat last month's mileage. See how many people you can say hello to. Count how many steps you take in a minute.

MAKE THE TIME.....There are 48 half hour blocks in a day. Your family can have 47 of them. Make one for yourself.

You have to really want this. More than cookies, chips, cake, or your soap opera. That's what VCR'S (PVR) are for.
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I've rewritten this letter and posted it on my fridge, as a reminder. What was true then, still works today! I had written this when I embarked on a journey that lead me to an 84 lbs loss. Not all of that has been regained, but a goodly portion has. Now I'm back on that trail again. Hopefully I won't need to read this again in the future.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 7/1/2014 4:00PM

    Happy Canada DAy. Awesome letter! HUGS

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LYNMEINDERS 5/7/2014 5:28AM

    Brilliant...thankyou so so much for sharing this....was telling a friend today something simular....

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STALEYK 5/7/2014 4:51AM

    Good wisdome and insight...who knew how wise you were back then emoticon ..

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PALMETTOGIRL22 5/6/2014 10:10PM

    A great letter and wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!!
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1CRAZYDOG 5/6/2014 6:06PM

    Timely information. Little did you know, eh!

HUGS

Thanks for sharing this.

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CHEBBA 5/6/2014 5:44PM

    Excellent - thank you. At last I've learned how to do all of those things and what a terrific set of skills to be honing. If I slip, I'll refer to your letter - a blueprint for health and life at a healthy weight.

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MOMTOCONNOR2003 5/6/2014 4:55PM

    What a great letter to yoursel I think I will have to write one and put it in a time capsule and see how smart I am in the future. ha ha! I may not be was wise!

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MENNOLY 5/6/2014 4:47PM

    emoticon Great points and emoticon You have done it once so you can do it again emoticon emoticon

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FINNLANA 5/6/2014 4:24PM

    emoticon Wow!! That is alot of wisdom and insight from you at 15? I think that is really a treasure that you found MaryAnn, I am so glad you shared this with us! I remember putting together a workout routine when I was a teen and posting it on my wall with a checklist for me to keep me accountable. I also remember the all or nothing thinking that I had back then. Oh I missed two workouts - better forget it! I'll try again next week. And that pattern continued. Look at what a inspirational letter you wrote way back then, and you are still like that now! emoticon emoticon emoticon Lana

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A great little article about eating habits.

Monday, May 05, 2014

I found this article very interesting, and what it says about some of your "not so great" eating habits. www.care2.com/greenliving/5-dangerou
s-eating-habits.html

  
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LYNMEINDERS 5/6/2014 1:46AM

    thanks heaps.....
Have printed this off to reread

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FINNLANA 5/6/2014 12:41AM

    Yikes, a little too close for comfort. But very informative, thanks for sharing emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 5/5/2014 8:52PM

    Thanks for the information!

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CHEBBA 5/5/2014 6:19PM

    I recognise some past traits - I intend to make every effort to make sure they stay there.

I also recognise some of my mother's current traits, which are deleterious to her health - but at 87, and having had a heart attack 18 years ago and being on pills, I don't think I can get her to change. She's in denial, my trying to say anything turns everything into a tense situation, but on the other hand I'm scared she's shortening her life. Oh well, I must concentrate on my own endeavours.

Thanks, Hon!

J.

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AJB121299 5/5/2014 6:01PM

    thanks

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