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Guard dogs

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

These are my two guard dogs Max and Violet.
They love to go walking with me but it is just too hot and they wear out after 2 miles.

Since these two get worn out so fast we got another one.

Eggo as you can see she gets worn out quickly too. She is our newest baby.
I hope as she grows she will like to walk with me as much as the other two do.

Now I need to learn how to walk 3 dogs at once. I guess I will keep watching the dog whisper.

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TXDREAMSPINNER 6/30/2011 11:02AM

    Beautiful dogs! Maybe when it cools off a bit they will be up for longer walks. Mine is so tiny, she burns out after a half mile. Poor thing, I ended up carrying her the last time I tried to walk her.

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IDLETYME 6/30/2011 10:56AM

    Wonderful dogs - Love your new puppy, Eggo.

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KEEKEE1ST 6/30/2011 10:40AM

    Beautiful dogs. Great walking partners I can tell. I'm sure they would keep anyone of us

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MNNSAIDE 6/30/2011 9:53AM

    Those are her lovely girls!!!

Eggo has really grown since I saw her last!!! Wow!

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FERRETLOVER1 6/30/2011 6:21AM

    Guards dogs, huh? emoticon

Sounds to me like they might end up walking you instead of you walking them!

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DIDMIS 6/29/2011 11:43PM

    You mentioned the dogs but who are the pretty girls?

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Planting for the future

Sunday, June 26, 2011

When I first moved into my home there were only 2 trees. Now on our 1 acre lot we have over 100 trees. They are beautiful and they grow. I tell my husband we planted for his retirement. Since his retirement he spends every other month cutting and trimming the trees. The dump only takes branches on even numbered months.

So today after church the neighbor calls and says the trees are on the telephone lines and they will not lay internet wire. So with the temp over 90 and the humidity close to 70% we go out to cut branches. I do not use the chainsaw I am the one that picks up the branches and I put them in the truck and trailer. The neighbor came over to help too. After 1 1/2 hrs I was light headed I came in to make lunch. The guys stayed out 1/2hr longer cleaning up.

After the rain there is always alot of cleaning up. For us trimming trees keep my husband and me busy.

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CATIATM 6/27/2011 9:55AM

    hee hee - His retirement plan - too funny! I love trees and always wonder about people who moved onto a wooded lot and then cut them all. emoticon I'm sorry you had to trim branches in such awful weather but hope it's worth it!

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MNNSAIDE 6/27/2011 7:29AM

    Lots of hard work in this heat.
My neighbor (2 doors down)to the right - just bought the
house - and thank goodness started to trim down the

I was tempted to ask them to trim that branch hanging
low by my sidewalk - the rain brought it down more.

a few more heavy winds with rain and it will trim itself! emoticon

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DIDMIS 6/26/2011 8:58PM

    It sounds like a busy day.

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Make your voice heard

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A few weeks ago I went out to eat with a few of my friends. We went to Cheddar's because we like their Pina Colada's. I asked for the rum on the side because I like the taste of rum but just a taste sometimes they put in tooo much. Also that way I can see how much rum I was drinking. My friend was pregnant so she ordered hers on the side too. The third one was not driving so he was going to add all our rum to his drink.

Anyway the server made a big deal out of it. The manager came to our table and said it was against the law for us to order the rum on the side. The could not serve the Pina's that way. (I was surprised by this because this is how I order them at other resturants)

Anyway this put a damper on a fun evening. I felt so embarassed for speaking up and asking for something off the menu.

That night I went home and email Cheddar's. I used the contact us area. I did not know where this email would go or if anyone would read it.

Well to make a long story longer. Today Saturday I get a call from the district manager saying how sorry he was for the way I was treated. The manager was wrong. I can order my drinks that way. And I got free coupons.

So again do not be afraid you use your voice. Use the power of the email. I you go out to eat and ask for something specially cooked and it does not come that way use your voice and email later how you felt.
Be strong.

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YJNANA 6/26/2011 2:18AM

    The Mcd's story was great :) I am glad you pursued it and got results. Stores Want to pay, they don't want to go to court.
You were totally in the RIGHT.
Kudos for that.

Restaurants, I am getting brave about Emailing concerns or compliants, and am please to see responses.

Way to go Girls, way to go

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MOM4407 6/25/2011 11:19PM

    As soon as I get them we will see. Everyone thanks for sharing. We all need to stand up for ourselves.

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MAYBER 6/25/2011 9:25PM

    Neat and great for you for standing and speaking up for what you want
Have been out of touch for awhile with a pinched nerve in my back it sure zapped my energy
Am getting better and caring for DH
One day at a time
emoticon for you concern

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    It is so hard to speak up sometimes, but always worth it. When my twins were just over a year old, my son got his arm stuck in a sliding door at McDonalds in Harlingen. He was fine, but it could have been bad if my mother-in-law had not been watching and able to stop the door before it pulled his arm out before it went all of the way in (the emergency mechanism that shoudl have sense something being caught and stopped the door from opening further malfunctioned). They made me take him to the ER but refused to pay for the bill. All we wanted was the ER bill paid and for them to change the door so no one else got hurt, no extra money (like the spilled coffee woman). Long story short, my husband called the 800 number on the cup and they paid the bill and changed the door within a week. To my knowledge, no other child has been hurt walking into that McDonalds.

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MNNSAIDE 6/25/2011 6:55PM

    Way da go!!!

As you know I always have to special order my food.

So when will we use the coupons!!!! emoticon

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Nobody stands in my way of losing weight except me.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Everyday I think if I am going to be healthy or not.
Everyday I am given a calories and I choose how to spend them.
I am an intelligent person.

I got up early and walked on the treadmill for 3 miles.
Oatmeal pancakes for breakfast.
For lunch I went with the family to buy a new computer for my oldest daughter. It was near 12:00 so I knew we would go out to eat. I took my salad dressing because I decided that I was going order a salad anywhere we went out to eat at.
Chick Fil A chicken salad 180 cals. Vinaigrette dressing 140 cals per serving 2 servings per packet. My dressing 40 cals per serving.

Supper I went to my sister in laws to visit and she ordered a botana.
Tortilla chips, beans, cheese, fajitas more cheese. I told her I had to go home to eat with my husband.
Chris had given me a great idea to make homemade pizza using tortillas.
2 pizzas on flour tortillas 500 cals. Yum O
Today I spent my calories right.
Today I lived in my calories
Today I am one step closer to my goal.

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SUNNYWBL 6/25/2011 3:21PM

    You did a great job!

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YJNANA 6/25/2011 11:47AM

    Teachers are so Good at Planning.
You have to be in that profession, so I admire your thinking Ahead. I need to do better at that.
just for the record, do you have WENDY'S restaurants there?
The new Summer salad BERRY ALMOND SALAD/w ALMONDS, with grilled chicken.
I gave it an "A" I eat a full one and its total is Under 500
I think thats why Nutri Systems worked for me, because it was already packaged and you picked what you ate that whole day.
Planning would also make my DH happy, he wouldn't be asking....Whats for dinner??
I wish he would cook too.
Come visit us on the chat, would love to hear from you :)

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KLABELL 6/24/2011 11:30PM

    way to stay on track and motivated! Keep it up

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MNNSAIDE 6/24/2011 10:47PM

    and not to mention you checked up on a friend today!

You have reached goal!!!!

Or should I say:: G----o----0----l emoticon emoticon

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KAYE454 6/24/2011 10:19PM

  Great job

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Walking and Sparking

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Manytimes I feel like I just do not have enough time. I am sure many of you feel the same way. I want to enjoy and read the wonderful articles on Sparkpeople but I just do not have time. I want to walk on my treadmill but how can I do both.

Yesterday I add boards to my treadmill so now I can Spark, walk and watch the TV all at the same time. Wow do I enjoy walking on the treadmill now.
In the morning I walked 90 mins and the time just flew by..
I must admit that I am walking at 3.2 miles not very fast but I am enjoying it.

So add spice to your treadmill and try to Spark and Walk.

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YJNANA 6/25/2011 11:49AM

    Terri did the same thing I believe. What a great idea.
I wish I had a laptop
maybe its time I got a used one :)
How often do you use the TM??

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CATIATM 6/18/2011 7:28AM

    How cool! What a great idea!

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RIVERWRITER 6/16/2011 11:50AM

    Bec, I like your innovative spirit! It's wonderful that you discovered a way to do your exercise in such a way that you don't even notice you're getting it done! That's what having an exercise class did for me, BTW.

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DIDMIS 6/15/2011 4:38PM

    You are a multi tasker. emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 6/15/2011 1:01PM

    lol - must be bumpy typing!


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TXDREAMSPINNER 6/15/2011 12:49PM

    What a great idea! Sounds like a nice way to get exercise and be entertained at the same time.

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