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Lean and Green challenge

Monday, March 02, 2009

Thanks Debbie and Michelle for telling me about the challenge. As always, it's a great way to get back on track (Fab 40s is the BEST team).

I'm going to try and do this challenge. Saves me thinking about what to do.
Well, I started today with spinach, onion and mushroom mix with lunch. Yummy!

Tomorrow will be difficult as I work over lunch and usually have a sandwich for supper. Can a cup of thick, homemade vegetable soup count as my green veg for the day? It contains cabbage, broccoli, courgettes, onion, celery, carrots, potatoes and dried beans. That's gotta be good!

Here's to lean, green times, girls!

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    I'm with you Margi...just put a pot on myself! I think I can find some broccoli to eat with it. I am not much to put broccoli in my soup b/c then it gets soggy. I love some of my veggies CRISP like broccoli and cauliflower and peppers. So that will be for supper.

Let's GO green folks!


(closest thing I could get to a green anything!)

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Goals for today

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Goals for today:

Do 1 cardio video (not done but did 10 min stepping)
Eat an apple and a clementine (ate an apple)

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MAMMAMICHELLE 3/1/2009 11:17AM

    Hey Margi! Nice to 'see' you!!! Are you on a pattern this month for goals? We have a very cool challenge coming .... get your 'green' on!

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2 small steps a day...

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Well hello blog page, it's been a long time...And in that time, I seem to have fallen off the wagon a bit. No matter how much I resolved to stick with the exercise, I couldn't keep it up for an entire week, and now I haven't done anything other than my daily stroll for over a week. To make matters worse, I've been eating whatever I wanted and not counting calories at all. That's fine if you eat healthy food, but all that chocolate and Christmas food didn't help at all!

Imagine my disappointment when I weighed myself the other day and found that I weigh 67 kilos. That's 4 kilos more than in November last year and at least 2 more than my upper comfort limit. I was really only confirming what I already knew: my trousers were tight and uncomfortable, and I'd started feeling a bit like a balloon ready to pop.

So what to do? I could whine about how weak I am, wring my hands in misery and reach for the chocolate. But that wouldn't help me achieve much! When I opened Spark today, I noticed an article in my favourites: "25 ways to get back on track today". A quick read confirmed that this was exactly what I needed. I'm going to try and do 2 small steps every day to get back on track.

Today I'll make a healthy soup for dinner and do 10 min cardio

Who's with me??????

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CSIENK 2/28/2009 10:31AM

    Sounds like a good plan to get you back on track!

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Giuliano has finally arrived!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My world has shifted. In a moment of time, I became someone new, someone connected across the world with invisible bonds of incredible strength....Baby Giuliano was born this afternoon. I'm a granny. I may not be able to hold him in my arms, kiss his downy head, or lose myself in his wise baby gaze, but he is more important to me than anything in the world.
Welcome into the world, precious little one.

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JERIBERI1 2/12/2009 9:08AM

    What a beautiful little baby!!!!
There is truly nothing better than our grandchildren!

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MSRUBY66 2/11/2009 12:30PM

    Congratulations! He is beautiful! I know you are proud!

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PEBBLES-2008 2/1/2009 2:14PM

    Little babies are so precious! You are truly blessed. He is beautiful! Congrats!

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RACHELROMA 1/29/2009 3:40AM

    Congratulations, Margie!! He's adorable!!

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SSANFORD1 1/25/2009 4:39PM

    Soooooooo cute. Congrats!

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MBRIZZ 1/23/2009 12:07PM

    I don't know when we'll get to meet him. We've just got back from SA (we didn't know he was coming when we booked the tickets or, believe me, we would have timed things better!)

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LITTLE_DEBBIE 1/23/2009 12:19AM

    emoticonI'm so happy for you. When will you get to meet him? emoticon

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HERE2PERSEVERE 1/22/2009 10:13PM

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I'm baaaack......

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What a shock to the system coming from 32 degrees to -2! I had a wonderful time in SA, visiting family and friends and spending lots of time with my son and daughter-in-law. It was relaxing and refreshing as we forged new bonds and got to know each other again.

I tried to exercise by walking while I was away and I did manage to do quite a lot. I'm very pleased about that. However,I did put on weight, so I need to get back to being careful and thinking about what I eat. Im also going to try the bootcamp. So far I've managed to do the cardio. Just gotta find the right time to fit in the strength exercises.

I'm so proud that my son is now trying to exercise and lose weight. He didn't say so, but I think my constant talk about Spark and feeling good may have helped him in that direction.

I'm waiting with bated breath for the birth of his baby...any day now. I'm going to be a proud granny!

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MAMMAMICHELLE 1/13/2009 12:58PM

    emoticon Hi there, how are you! So glad you're back and blogging again! What a beautiful thing that you're awaiting this lovely bundle ... emoticon I am excited to hear from you about what "kind" (girl/boy) of granny you will be! Make sure you post!

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