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I really wanted to go for a walk -2

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I am only doing three miles a day this week. I have had so much house work to catch up on I just did not get to the walking with intensity since I got back on Wednesday evening. I feel quite tired.
But on the good side I have two more batches of peach jam.
I need to get to the store for more pectin. I will make some reduced sugar and no sugar plum jam.
Does anyone know a good way to use apples and pears. It looks like a bumper crop for me this year.
I am 182.5 today and I am hoping to get below 182 tomorrow so I can change my ticker.
I need advice.. I bought four dresses to wear at the wedding and I really like two of them but the other two I never wore and do not know If I ever will wear them. Should I take them back. I still have the tags on.
They were on low sale or clearance, they were 21 dollars a piece.

  
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MIAJOEB 7/27/2010 12:48PM

    Oh the wedding is over and I got talked out of wearing them for two events. My sister thinks we need to fit in with the look of the 40 Year olds. But I should have followed my own advise and worn what would have been appropriate for a 50/60 year old.

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MISS_VIV 7/27/2010 9:06AM

    Finding that many dresses that YOU LIKE and FIT WELL is in itself an achievement. If you are sure you won't wear them, then take them back (if you can). Otherwise, you can keep them and hope that an occasion comes up. Maybe an evening out with your hubby? Dresses are so GREAT.

As for apples and pears, you can clean them, cut them and get them ready for pies and freeze. Or you can GO ALL THE WAY. .. and make the crusts too... and then freeze them.



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MIMULUSBUG 7/26/2010 11:51PM

    I know what you mean about needing to get housework done! It's a job! Hope you were able to get to the store for more pectin so you can make more jam. This is something I have never done, but would like to do this coming year. My neighborhood garden buddy and I went to a Master Gardener canning session. So I now have basic understanding about how its done; and now I need to to just do it. I've got tons of plums that I need to pick this week for my first attempt. If you can, send me your no sugar plum jam to try next week...

About the dresses. Four new dresses!!!! FUN!! Can you wear everyone of them for different wedding activities??? (You know, the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding shower??) If you love them all, you should keep them all. But if you you'll only be able to wear 2 of them & know for sure you'll never wear the others, you should probably take them back. But dressess you like for only $21 each is fantastic!! Good luck on your decision.
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Back from 10,ooo almost every day

Friday, July 23, 2010

While I was in LA there were so many exciting walks and fun things to see while doing it, I had no trouble getting my aerobic and other walking done.
Now that I am home all I have been doing is getting the house and garden
(especially the garden) back into shape after a week off. But I never get into the aerobic groove doing housework or yard work.
So today I am going to go for my first walk. I really missed not being on Spark all week but the computer kept cutting out in our room.
I ended up taking the lap top to the restaurant and posting my food while waiting for my order. I could go to the Mall but it is so nice out this morning, I just cannot bring myself to do it.
Hope you have a wonderful day.

  
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MISS_VIV 7/24/2010 9:11AM

    Friday was such a beautiful morning, I took advantage of the cool that was given us to water all my yard, and to start laundry from my trip. Missed walking with you, but we WILL get back into the groove real soon. See you Tuesday.

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Dianaphoenix

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Well it is not that I do not love Land or McKinley Park and when I used to work downtown I visited often. But I live and work in Citrus Heights.
I found 20 years of driving downtown every day enough.
But I do visit often because my older son and his wife Live near the Bee building.
How come I could not click on your spark answer and get to your page?
Any way see you on Tuesday.

  
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DIANAPHOENIX 8/16/2010 10:58AM

    I just got this, because I did a web search to see if my spark profile was up...and don't know why you didn't get to my page.

After my first Sparkles meet-up I freaked out about my blogs being accessible on a google search, and changed settings, and Smashy said she thought I had disappeared from sp. Will try to get this cleared up, but mostly I just slog around these sites not knowing what I'm doing!

Sorry to have missed the last meeting, because I had a very painful back injury, healed now. How are you doing?

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GETDONE 7/23/2010 2:05AM

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Walking

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Well I really have a hard time walking alone. I want to have other people to walk with and I get the walking done. I went to the mall yesterday and every time I kept up with someone I chatted with them but then they would be done and have to leave. I then went over to my friend Esther's house and we walked another mile. So I did 6.62 miles yesterday. And I took it off after that because I was so tired. I am going shopping with a friend today for the bra I need to wear for the wedding I am attending next week. But I just feel kind of sore.. I am going to walk today but maybe without the intensity that I did yesterday.
these are the women of Spark who met with me the last Tuesday of the month.

  
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DIANAPHOENIX 7/21/2010 12:18PM

    Hey, walking is my main exercise. Although I am limited just now, I walk up to three miles on my own, and would love a walking partner! We can go around McKinley park and the neighborhood, or around Land Park or?

Hope to see you next week. Diana

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MISS_VIV 7/9/2010 12:17PM

    RIA - You rascal, you shoulda called me,(that's why you have my #) I would have been able to walk. I did 3 on my own, just around and around the house and up the block and doing all the stuff. It is always fun to walk with you and I will be back in the groove VERY SOON.



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NANALD 7/8/2010 3:40PM

    Nice to have fellow Sparkers around! Any closer to become a walking buddy? I am not a walker but if I were I'd probably walk much further if I walked with someone. Good luck with your journey! emoticon

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SACTOKAREN 7/8/2010 2:34PM

    Very cool!

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Motivation

Wednesday, June 30, 2010



So I took this picture because it it better than the picture in Arcada that I took in 2006 when we went to the Grand Canyon and had Smokey the Bear officaiate at our neice's wedding.
But I noticed the cloths are not very stylish.
I thought I was looking thinner than in the past but ....
So I decided to go to Macys and Kohls and have a look at their sale racks.
I found some really great stuff and You will be seeing me in them in future.
I also got lucky at a garage sale and found some name slacks( with tags still on) that fit for a dollar each. I have moved from a two X in 2006 to a size 16 regular woman's. I just shortened a pair of vera wang black jeans and I will get hubby to take a photo. They were marked down to $5.00
So I am going to attend another niece's wedding. I found an Ellen Tracy beaded dress for 15 dollars. They are not woman's size. They are a regular size. I am not getting there fast as you can see. But I am changing my life for the better. It feels really good to make this kind of change.
Like Chris Downey says one little change at a time. One little success at a time. Over time I can see the difference. It really feels good.

  
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GETDONE 7/8/2010 10:51AM

    emoticonLOOKING GOOD! emoticon

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MISS_VIV 7/1/2010 10:19AM

    woo hoo ........... You are really getting the job done. Such determination. Your family is going to be so surprised at how you look. They will find it hard to recognize you.
Keep up the good work.



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REBECKY44 6/30/2010 6:47PM

    Great motivation! You CAN do this ... and you ARE doing it! Great Job finding those clothing bargains!!
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