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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

As long as SP is depriving me of the points they have gotten me accustomed to receiving from reading all of the emails they have sent me daily or weekly for over a year now, I will be forced to wrack my tiny brain for something, anything, to blog about.

I got up AT FIVE A.M. IN THE MORNING!!! today
( I am SO NOT a morning person)
to drop my DH off at the airport and he flew to West Palm Beach, FL to jump on a 48 foot sailing yacht with number one son, Chris (who is a yacht captain), to help deliver the boat to the British Virgin Islands.
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DH will be gone for at least a week, which is the longest we have been apart in quite a while. Don't get me wrong, I love my dear boy, but it is also fun to have a week or so off, once in a while, from all of the responsibilities of being the perfect wife, chef and lover.

I'm looking forward to eating lightly, girly food (or lots of black beans!), sparking to my heart's content, driving the remote every night, adjusting the thermostat to MY comfort level 24/7, out at least one night with my best girls, and watching a few chick flicks.

BTW, my March goal is to shorten and ramp up my cardio emoticon
and to focus on my ST. emoticon
Man, I am SO rocking it and lubbin it!
But STILLLLLLLLL 167 pounds on my last weigh in.

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FRAN_CVLRN 3/17/2010 10:23AM

    Wow-what a trip for David, but what a time for you!
That would be you, You, YOu, YOU!!

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MIMICOTO 3/17/2010 9:53AM

    I loooved this blog!!!! You are so funny, and hit all of my favorite things about flying solo!


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KALATHIA 3/17/2010 8:00AM

    Enjoy you "vacation", Elizabeth!

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

I only have 97 points for today....
and this makes 100! emoticon

BTW- I am a weight lifting fool in the gym this month.
I am by far the oldest woman using that part of the gym.
I get so red faced and sweaty lifting weights and LOVE feeling strong. emoticon

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ARMYGIRL1968 3/15/2010 8:14AM

    I haven't visited your site in - forever!
I hope you are doing well these days. I love what you have done with your page. It makes me want to go to the beach!
I added more weightlifting too and Zumba! You gotta try it.

- JD :)

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LARREIKI 3/14/2010 6:04PM

    Good for you. It does feel good to do the weights. And it feels even better afterward when you know you are so much stronger. Great for you. Bet your husband likes those muscles too.


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MSWEEZER 3/14/2010 5:38PM

    Way to show the youngins what you're made of! You make us proud!!!

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LULUBELLE1102 3/14/2010 3:55PM

    You Go Girl!

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MIMICOTO 3/14/2010 3:06PM

    Lady, you have ALWAYS been you're just showin' to the other weight lifting fools at your gym. Good on ya!!

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MEXGAL1 3/14/2010 2:58PM

    Gosh Elizabeth I am so proud that you do the strength stuff...I just can't seem to motivate myself. I hate the skin that just hangs. I am not sure anything can really change that accept maybe surgery. Do you see results by lifting weights? Maybe I just need to push myself more and get with it! But good for you!

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SPIFFYCAT 3/14/2010 11:22AM

    Strong women, I love them

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GRANNYOF05 3/14/2010 10:08AM

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You are doing it. Way to go!

Hugs, Gayle

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KALATHIA 3/14/2010 9:38AM

    Don't you just LOVE the feeling of strength?! Way to go, Elizabeth!

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MESSENE 3/14/2010 8:58AM

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    Wow. One hundred points and you lift weights!! You are awesome!!!!

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SHANNOND5 3/13/2010 11:59PM

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JEANSHEP2 3/13/2010 11:32PM

    You are gettin' it done!

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TREATL 3/13/2010 11:31PM

    Good for you for maintaining your fitness regime! emoticon

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need my points

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sorry to bother you again but as long as Yahoo and SP are conspiring to deprive me of my sparkmail points I am forced to write a daily blog because I NEED my points. emoticon

I had another wonderful rest day at home with Quinn, my great niece, who will be 5 in April, and Lucy, my grand-baby, 10 months old in a few days.

I love these girls so much. They are brilliant and beautiful and a ton of fun.
Lucy is at a stage where she is quite shy around anyone not in her immediate circle. She's very clingy and fussy around strangers; even my daughter, who she doesn't see that much.
Quinn happened to be sick for the last two Fridays so we missed her but it was nice to have the baby to ourselves, too.
Well, you should have seen Lucy this morning when Quinn got to my house a few hours later.
Lucy was absolutely beside herself with joy.
Quinn came and stood right in front of Lucy, who was on my lap.
Lucy was laughing and grabbing Quinn by her sleeve and leaning toward her and trying to kiss her (in her open mouthed baby kiss way) and making happy noises. Quinn and her mom and I couldn't stop laughing.
Lucy was making a spectacle of herself.
It was just the cutest thing.

Am I not one of the luckiest women on earth?

I always use Fridays as my rest day and try to eat lightly but today I felt hungry all day and had a hard time staying out of the kitchen. I ate a high protein breakfast to avert just such a thing but that didn't work.
I ended up with 1700 calories-
which isn't too bad -but I like to stay low on rest days. emoticon

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LYNKIN 3/13/2010 10:05AM

    Hi Elizabeth! I enjoyed the pictures of the girls... they are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Alyssa turns 10 months today... our girls are really growing and changing. We are both soooo lucky! I will be seeing Alyssa on Sunday! Enjoy your weekend! I lost 1.4 this week! emoticon

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LULUBELLE1102 3/13/2010 9:57AM

    Love the pictures. Lucy has grown so much. I can't believe she is 10 mots old already. Quinn is beautiful too.

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MSWEEZER 3/13/2010 9:22AM

    OH yes, lucky indeed. I may have my granddaughter solo for the first time this next week. She's 12 weeks old already and growing so fast. Her personality is starting to shine and is making noises all over the place. What a great sense of JOY that you can't explain until you live it. I'm happy for you as well and they are beautiful little girls. Thanks for sharing.

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KALATHIA 3/13/2010 9:10AM

    Great pictures of beautiful girls! I can see why you're so in love with them!


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MESSENE 3/13/2010 8:12AM

    emoticonblog, and adorable pictures too! I did not get my points today either. I have been getting them on and off through the week, hope they fix the problem soon. Have a wonderful rest day! emoticon emoticon

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    Great blog. I am not getting emails either and I also am blogging to get my points too. I think that is funny that others are thinking like me.

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STEPHANIE0904 3/13/2010 6:32AM

    Well I know how frustrated you are about your email but on the bright side for me - I always love seeing Lucy emoticon and of course Quinn. They are both adorable.

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SPIFFYCAT 3/13/2010 6:01AM

    Awww I have a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye, what a lovely blog and great pictures.
Thank you for sharing and blog on... emoticon

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LATVIAN_SANDY 3/13/2010 12:32AM

    Oh Elizabeth - you lucky girl, you! Such beautiful girls!!!

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LARREIKI 3/12/2010 11:38PM

    What cuties you have there.

Move past the calories today. Tomorrow is another day. emoticon

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LAURIEKRGR 3/12/2010 11:02PM

What a great blog!! Thanks for laying it out there!

The kitchen is a bad neighborhood, they say don't go there alone!!! JK

These kids are adorable and you are a very luck lady!!!

Don't be hard on yourself, tomorrow is a new day, and even if it is 1 hour from when we wake up, we are lucky people because we can start our day over at any time!!!

TGIF, my friend, it looks like you really enjoyed it!!

emoticon emoticonLaurie

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MINI_K 3/12/2010 10:56PM

    Cute girls. I want one. I love my boys but a girl would be nice too. :)

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...big sigh... no sparkmails

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I thought they were starting to come in but, alas, I was mistaken.
Today- nada.

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    Me. What happened to my emails from Spark People?

I have a yahoo account too.

Did you ever get an answer to this?

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STEPHANIE0904 3/12/2010 10:26PM

    Elizabeth- did you open a new account? I switched mine from Yahoo to comcast. I was going to switch it back - I guess not. There are plenty of free ones out there you could use.

I think I finally got mine straightened out but it was a mess.

I hope you have a great weekend. ((HUGS))

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DALAI_LALA 3/12/2010 4:15PM

    I at least started getting my SP notifications again. For a while I wasn't even getting notes about my message boards or new members or anything...


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WILDFLOWER- 3/12/2010 3:40PM

    Yah - what's up with the anti-sparkmail? I've even reset my mail preferences and still it's been might quiet.

I hope you have a lovely weekend in your shiney clean house. I love when all my floors are shiney clean. Of course, I usually want to kick everyone out of the house to keep them clean ... it's a fine line to happiness, isn't it?


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KALATHIA 3/12/2010 1:27PM

    Maybe tomorrow?

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DIANESWMBO 3/12/2010 10:20AM

    oh my! I am so used to getting all the updates, new recipes, etc.

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thanks a lot, redfrog!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

....she said, sarcastically!

I got an unexpected day off today from my tiny job and instead of relaxing, reading my book, baking cookies, meeting a friend for tea, going to a movie, getting a massage or manicure, going to the library, surfing the internet, sparking up a storm......
....I cleaned my entire (small) house-
top to bottom-
2 bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen, living/dining room-
vacuumed every room, washed every floor.
I even washed down all the kitchen cabinets and some WALLS!!!
I swept off the front porch and threw away what was left of the wreath and Christmas basket that was out there.
Oh, and I went for a one hour walk in the sunshine after lunch.
My back is killing me.
I'm too old to clean my own house.
I had a cleaning lady for the last 15-20 years but once I retired I couldn't justify the $. My house looks nice and shiny, though.
I think I'll take a long hot shower and go to bed.


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PATTICAKES08 3/13/2010 12:52PM

    Way to go, Elizabeth! It feels good to have cleaned. It does not feel good to clean. Its funny, i just gave up my cleaners, too, so I have been overwhelmed with taking care of it all, too. I just went around my kitchen and did the cabinets last week. They seem so clean now!!!!

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REDFROG25 3/11/2010 10:39AM

    You are an inspiration to the rest of us, Elizabeth! We have had a cleaning service here and there, but no one cares about your home more than you do. Hope you're resting up today! emoticon

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HIPPICHICK1 3/11/2010 9:53AM

    Not bad for an old broad.

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MIMICOTO 3/11/2010 8:26AM

    You may have finished the day tired out, but what a great feeling it is to wake up to a shiny clean house! emoticon

BTW, 'Heavy Cleaning' is available as a cardio option on SP fitness tracking. Little me burns over 300 cals for 2 hours of heavy cleaning.....I've even worn my HRM to verify, and it's true...track it baby, track it! emoticon (those are feather dusters, not pom poms!!)

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KALATHIA 3/11/2010 7:42AM

    Think of all the extra calories you burned! Great job, Elizabeth!

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SPARKROZ 3/11/2010 7:05AM

    Talk about spring cleaning..........and it's not even spring!!!! Good for you getting a jumpstart on your cleaning. This blog give me motivation to do the same when I return home. Wow, top to bottom? Maybe I'll do only the middle. emoticon

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LULUBELLE1102 3/11/2010 4:07AM

    I wish I could get such motivation. Maybe once this bronchitis has run it's course and the sun comes out and stays out.

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SPIFFYCAT 3/11/2010 2:45AM

    I believe you use about 140 cals cleaning house, so a lovely shiney house and cals burns too... RESULT emoticon

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DOOBRIE 3/11/2010 1:33AM

    Well done you, Elizabeth! That's a lot of hard work but you'll be glad you did it. Now I just need to get up the same enthusiam to do my house. Hope your back soon feels better.


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GRANNYOF05 3/10/2010 11:30PM

    Sounds like you are way ahead for the spring cleaning.

Relax and enjoy the rest of the evening. You earned it.


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