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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Just read your posts to my blog yesterday about our pool float party today and how I am going to try real hard not to drink. I am always the only one not drinking the pitcher of margaritas....but I just don't want to feel bad tomorrow and I am such a light weight that I can't drink much at all anymore. I would love to have sometime that makes you a bit silly and fun, but too bad.....will remember that I want to feel good tomorrow!
thanks to all of you who encourage me not to drink and to be healthy. your posts mean a lot. if i feel like drinking today i will run in the house and reread your advise and encouragement.
you guys are awesome. thanks again.
Hope you all are terrific. Wish you could come and join in my pool party.
Sallie

  
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KAMAPERRY 5/22/2011 7:56PM

    You can do it!

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KAMAPERRY 5/22/2011 7:54PM

    You can do it!

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BECWHEELS 5/22/2011 8:44AM

    Jose now has a new zero calorie mix....... for plain margarita's....... and it really is not too bad without adding the tequila. Otherwise I just add a half a shot to mine and it does the trick.

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NISSANGIRL 5/22/2011 7:10AM

    Have a skinny girl margarita Sallie, they are already mixed and much less calories,Have a Great day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TINYC887 5/22/2011 4:59AM

    make the drinks for yourself but without alcohol

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BUTEAFULL 5/22/2011 1:38AM

    would the party fall apart if you made sun tea instead of margaritas?

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GOANNA2 5/21/2011 7:48PM

    emoticonYou go and have some fun.
I will be joining you in 'spirit' so that you are
on the straight and narrow.Hahaha... emoticon

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IRP1114 5/21/2011 4:06PM

    Congrats on not drinking! That would be hard. I'm sure you where rewarded by the way you felt this morning.
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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/21/2011 2:47PM

    Have fun!

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Gearing up for another float party

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tomorrow friends and neighbors are coming over again to float in the pool. The warm weather makes us all just want to float away. I will be grilling chicken and putting out some snacks and the other ladies will be bringing stuff to go with it. I have been doing so well eating right the last several days and of course not drinking. Since I am feeling so good I am really going to try and stick to not drinking and eating right. Not too many snacks for me and lots of ice water! I can do it, I know I can and then I will still feel good on Sunday. Wish me well.
Hope you all are doing terrific!
Sallie

  
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MISS_VIV 5/21/2011 11:48AM

    Pomegranate juice and sparkling soda.. just like a wine cooler, but SO GOOD FOR YOU...............Enjoy the FLOATING.



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GOANNA2 5/21/2011 7:01AM

    Sorry to hear you are not feeling too good.
Hopefully by Sunday you will be up to having
your visitors. It will be a fun day.

It is great that you are back on track.
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FROSTIERACES 5/20/2011 9:56PM

    Hi Sallie! I have been mia from Spark lately however..I'm back and am catching up on blogs and friends here! Your float party blog looked absolutely fun!! You have sucha great life..I am way jealous! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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SUSIEMT 5/20/2011 8:20PM

    I know you can do it. Who wants to feel crummy on Sunday morning. Enjoy that ice wate!

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KAMAPERRY 5/20/2011 1:10PM

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/20/2011 12:30PM

    Sounds wonderful! Have a great time with friends!

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LIS193 5/20/2011 12:30PM

    Sounds like a blast! Have fun.
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ps - check my Friday blog for my favorite summer salsa :)

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MEADSBAY 5/20/2011 12:25PM

    That's it.
I'm booking a flight down there right now!
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LIBBYFITZ 5/20/2011 10:45AM

    Put some pieces of lemon in the water, it looks like a cocktail! emoticon

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 5/20/2011 10:18AM

    I find the nice weather makes it tough to not drink but you have a good plan and you are feeling good. I'm sure you will do great!

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Back on track and feeling good.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Been eating right now again for a couple of days and I must say I am feeling good. It's just so nice when you are in control. Makes your body feel good but your mind feel even better. As I watched Biggest Loser this week I was identifying with the attitude change the last contestants had. I think they really get it now and never want to go back to the old ways. It is so telling when they show the videos of when they were heavier. And it's wonderful to see the transformations. So inspiring. I hope the show can help others in need and inspire them to get healthy.
Hope all my sparks buddies are going fabulous!
Sallie

  
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GOANNA2 6/2/2011 8:36AM

    You always do so well to get straight back
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LIBBYFITZ 5/20/2011 4:16AM

    Well done on getting back on track! emoticon emoticon

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BECWHEELS 5/19/2011 10:08PM

    Keep up the great work Sallie. Now how do I get back on board with you???? I think I need a swift kick in the ass.

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WORKTHEGOAL 5/19/2011 7:48PM

    Excellent progress, well done on enjoying a healthier food intake - your mind and body will appreciate its goodness!

If you feel this good in just a couple of days, imagine how much better after a few more - keep it going!

Mandy
10k steps a day

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KRISKECK 5/19/2011 3:07PM

    Hurray! It does feel good, doesn't it? I have been struggling with so much stress lately, and trying so hard to deal with it in healthy ways, rather than eating and imbibing too much...so, here's to staying healthy!

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KIMBANN 5/19/2011 2:48PM

    I know exactly how you feel - it always makes me wonder what I was thinking when I got myself off track. I am glad things are going well!

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KAMAPERRY 5/19/2011 2:47PM

    I love the way it makes me feel! emoticon

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 5/19/2011 2:38PM

    It does feel good to feel good - inside and out! Cheers to doing so well!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/19/2011 2:02PM

    Glad you are feeling better! I agree with you about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. I started watching The Biggest Loser after joining SP and I have gained a ton of motivation from the show.

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IRP1114 5/19/2011 1:45PM

    Glad you are feeling better. I am on the same page as you! Made big improvements this week. And I am also watching biggest looser!!! I watch on the treadmill during my runs using my laptop. Their stories are motivating.
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Always sad when old family friends die.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One of my parent life long dear friends died. He was ill for a while and is now at peace but it is still sad to see. I know it must be even harder for my Mom since she keeps loosing friends. I can remember all the fun they all had as young parents. We always got together with a group of the same folks and all the children would run and play and the parents would laugh and sing around campfires and all. Great Memories. Anyway, God Bless Mr. Knauer, may you rest in Peace.
Hope all my sparks buddies are doing just great today.
Sallie

  
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FRANKLY5 5/19/2011 9:45PM

    Thinking about you. So sorry to hear that your family lost a friend.


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GOANNA2 5/18/2011 6:14PM

    It is sad but just think that you have good memories
of the fun times together. I hope your mum copes with
the loss.

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KAMAPERRY 5/18/2011 3:11PM

    I am so sorry. Hugs

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LKWQUILTER 5/18/2011 1:54PM

    I sure know what you mean. The only problem for us is that daddy is the last one around of the old family friends when my brother and I were little. They were all military friends and were closer than family. ((HUGS))

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F8CONE8 5/18/2011 1:37PM

    Yes it is sad. My DH and I have friends well into their 80's whom we met when we moved to Oregon. They are lovely people and it is sad to see their health changing. From very active people in their 60's to not being able to walk or hike or drive. Very painful to lose them. We've lost several members of our photo club but will never forget them.

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BUTEAFULL 5/18/2011 1:08PM

    my Mom being 90 has outlived nearly ALL her friends and she looks in the obituaries every day sad

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LIBBYFITZ 5/18/2011 10:47AM

    Yes it is hard to hear about all the friends your parents had pass away, very sad time! emoticon

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DEBBIEOLMOS57 5/18/2011 9:50AM

    so true but we all grow older each day and you just need to remember the fun times and live your life to the fullest

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Waking up to a new day

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

So the scale says once again I gained several pounds. Sure doesn't take much to do so. I am looking forward to getting back on track today and eatting right. I just feel so much better when I eat the right foods. Today I feel sluggish since I have been eating off program for the last couple of days. It is so amazing to me how much food effects how you feel. I have also noticed that sometimes when I eat too much veggies and fiber I feel tired as well. So it's important for me to pay attention to what I eat and how much.
So here's to today, a new start to getting back on track so that I feel good and perhaps get a couple pounds off before we leave and go back to Pennsylvania to visit the grand kids next week.
Hope all my sparks buddies are doing just great.
Sallie

  
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GOANNA2 5/17/2011 6:36PM

    emoticonI am so glad that you are well
enough to go on this trip. The couple of pounds
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KAMAPERRY 5/17/2011 3:05PM

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BUTEAFULL 5/17/2011 12:11PM

    oh I didn't know a trip was coming up soon, since your DH was just there for the funeral a short time ago, safe travels

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FRANNIEDID 5/17/2011 11:10AM

    I find that some foods make me feel sluggish also. Getting and staying on track is not easy, as long as you are still working at it you are doing great!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 5/17/2011 11:09AM

    I hear you on this completely... the rapid weight gain and then the yuck feeling... Cheers to getting back on track!

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DOTTIEJANE1 5/17/2011 10:17AM

    It can be surprising how food can make you feel .Good luck on your lifestyle change. Because emoticon

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