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Today's smile

Friday, April 19, 2013

On the day I was born, my grandad went out and bought me a hula hoop. Now, 55 years later, I am finally learning how to use one. I'm older now than he was when he bought it for me. But I'll always be a kid at heart.

  
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K1TT3N 4/23/2013 11:58AM

    thats great.

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OPTIMIST1948 4/22/2013 8:57PM

    Thanks to all the spark hoopers, Im thinking about adding it to my regime.

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COOP9002 4/21/2013 2:45PM

    Cool.

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HOPERISING 4/20/2013 11:36AM

    How fun! I've never been able to hoolahoop... not even when I was a kid!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 4/20/2013 8:59AM

    Hooping is cool again! I remember being the hula hoop champion in my neighborhood in the 4th grade for hooping 45 minutes before I lost it. Fun!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/19/2013 10:52PM

    I am going to have to go buy myself one. I can hoop on wii just fine! But I have never been able to do the real thing.

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JANETRIS 4/19/2013 6:04PM

    What a sweet story to have in your history!! Enjoy your hooping adventures and be sure to let us know how it goes. Are you taking a class??

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LINOVER 4/19/2013 5:26PM

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Butterflies

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I'm involved in a spring challenge wherein my team is the Beautiful Butterflies. How appropriate. I am in need of a transformation this spring. My diet, my exercise routine, my life. And more color is the ticket, just like butterflies. More colorful veg in my diet, more variety in my workout.

And then when I finish all this transformation, colorful new wardrobe!

  
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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/19/2013 12:48AM

    New wardrobes are a very good encourager! Go for it girl!

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TATTER3 4/17/2013 6:57AM

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DATMAMA4 4/16/2013 5:39PM

    Sounds like a great challenge with a great reward! Keep us posted!

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MAGGIE101857 4/16/2013 5:23PM

    Good luck on the challenge! Butterflies are beautiful, and so are you!!! emoticon

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SANDYWANTSTHIS 4/16/2013 3:16PM

    Hey there, just reading over blog entries to keep inspired and learn new tricks etc. I'm on the Sizzling Chicks team...nice to meet the friendly competition. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 4/16/2013 2:41PM

    Excellent!

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I need beef. Lightly killed and put on a platter.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The last few days of March I was feeling continually hungry and stressed and just...off. Last night I made beef stroganoff. And today I feel a billion times better.

I have been trying to cut down on beef consumption, but I find that if I don't eat beef at least one, if not twice, a week, I start to flag. I don't even think about it, but suddenly I start feeling run down and lethargic and my functionality fails. Then I think back and realize that I haven't had beef in over a week.

Physiologically, this makes no sense. I take iron supplements, eat lots of dark, leafy veggies, and don't deprive myself of calories.

But the plain fact is that I do better when I am consuming beef. It doesn't have to be daily, but if it's not one and preferably two times a week, I fall apart.

I need to take this into account.

  
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ON-FIRE1 4/29/2013 2:49PM

    Just make sure you don't eat it the day before a weigh-in. I made that mistake and found out the hard way that beef takes 24 hours to fully digest. I gotta have me some too but not as often. I love it every couple weeks or so. I get the grass fed beef so it's more expensive but it is so much better tasting and better for you. It's a real treat when we have it.

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KLUTZY68 4/29/2013 1:22PM

    I'm the same way, and I eat other proteins of all kinds, and plenty of them. Sometimes it's a burger or steak, and sometimes MUST. EAT. LIVER. I don't consider beef the bogeyman meat!

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OPTIMIST1948 4/7/2013 8:04AM

    Meatballs?

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/6/2013 9:54PM

    I really start to feel it if I don't get enough protein too.

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TATTER3 4/3/2013 10:39PM

    Me too!!

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NATPLUMMER 4/3/2013 10:41AM

    You have to do what works for you.

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MANDYLOVE_76 4/3/2013 9:15AM

    Very interesting. Are you eating enough calories in general?

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/2/2013 11:26PM

    Do you eat other meats during the week? Maybe its the protein? Or lack of? Hmmmm!

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110 Days Until Hawaii

Monday, April 01, 2013

So, I started off my new diet plan by...completely blowing the day. Oi.

But I'm not going to let that throw me off. Tomorrow is a new day, and I get to start again.

  
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FRANCIEVW 4/3/2013 8:12PM

    Get to it! Tomorrow is the best day ever to begin again. You own it!

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JANETRIS 4/3/2013 10:33AM

    I love that we get a do-over every day! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/2/2013 1:01PM

    Each day is a new beginning...

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 4/2/2013 10:44AM

    Start fresh. TODAY'S another day!
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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/1/2013 10:00PM

    For every calorie over, do 1 minute of fitness! That could be a good deal. I might have to start doing that for myself!
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111 days to Hawaii

Sunday, March 31, 2013

My mother-in-law is taking the whole family on a Hawaiian cruise in July. I am very excited about it, but also in need of stepping up my training and eating. I'm actually not fussed about what I will look like in a swim suit; this is much more about comfort on a very long flight and being able to enjoy the activities once we arrive.

So for the first time in a long time, I will be taking a more aggressive, diet-minded approach to my eating. This makes me very nervous. I tend toward obsessive behavior, and if I obsess too much about food, I end up going off the deep end.

But, I also trying to be realistic. I am aiming for no more than 2 pounds a week. If I stay on that track, I can lose 30 pounds by the time we get on that plane.

So my goals for April are:

1. Bike every day
2. Strength train at least 2x a week, swim at least 1x a week
3. Lose 8 pounds
4. Track my food intake religiously
5. Be more positive

I can do this. I am completely capable of accomplishing these goals!

  
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KAUAI-CAROLANN 4/6/2013 12:23PM

    Guess with a profile name like "Kauai-CarolAnn" you know where I live, yes?
the 110 (or so) days will fly by and soon you will be cruising your way around the islands.
emoticon Stick with your plan, modify if necessary & you will get to those goals!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/1/2013 12:18PM

    You can do it!

How is your tailbone doing?

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 4/1/2013 10:47AM

    What a wonderful gift! Love your training plan! emoticon

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.DUSTY. 4/1/2013 10:35AM

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Now that's motivation!

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TATTER3 3/31/2013 9:49PM

    Yea you!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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GCHUNG 3/31/2013 7:35PM

    You go!!! You can do this.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/31/2013 4:31PM

    You CAN do this! GoGirl!

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MURRAYGOLD 3/31/2013 2:46PM

    Great plan and great vacation in store for you....ps...we are headed to Kauai in 20 days!!!!

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BARBARASDIET 3/31/2013 1:48PM

    Lucky you!

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YENGLISH100 3/31/2013 1:34PM

    Good luck. I am going to Hawaii with my husband and two grandkids are joining us on day 6. I am apprehensive as I hurt my already bad knee last week.

If you follow your plan, and track it, you will feel much better on the trip.

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