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My First Activity

Monday, November 30, 2009

Well, I registered for a sporting event. Yes, ME! I signed up for the CITY OF LAKES LUMINARY LOPPET where I will be snowshoeing. I don't know how much of a wow factor that is to you guys, considering I really won't be "racing" since we've signed up for the family portion BUT, I will be snowshoeing and helping pull a sled with a 2year old on it! It's at night ( hence LUMINARY) and there's 5 pitstops along the way with ice sculptures, firepit, hot chocolate/cookies. etc. It should be a great time in February.


  
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MAMA2FINN 12/14/2009 1:09PM

    WooHoo!! Where is this going to be - on the lakes?

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Are You Neglecting Your Body?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

From SPARKPEOPLE.COM Healthy Reflections Oct. 27


Are You Neglecting Your Body?

If you crave chocolate as much as Aunt Marge does, you know that nothing else could possibly come first. Her tastes aside, food can actually be more of a foundation than a passion. To have an enriching & healthy life, fitness is a must. Good eating can be part of that fitness springboard that makes bigger things possible. The next months and years are filled with hard work that takes energy and action. If you're starving your body, depriving it of what it needs, you're handicapping yourself in the race for your dreams. And if you're filling it with garbage, don't expect much in return. This all may seem obvious, but too many people sabotage themselves by ignoring that simple fact. For so long, we've been hearing so many bad things about different foods, it's almost as if food is our enemy, one that can kill us or ruin our lives. Truth is, food--good food--is the thing that makes everything else possible.

  
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MATTRIXMSP 11/29/2009 11:49AM

    Wonderful and insightful post!

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RENA1965 11/29/2009 11:31AM

    Yeah good food is the building brick to a better life- amen!

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Keep the Weight Off with Daily Weigh-Ins

Saturday, November 28, 2009

SPARKPEOPLE.COM Exercise Tip of the Day for Friday, Nov. 6th


Keep the Weight Off with Daily Weigh-Ins

Sometimes the hardest part of weight loss is keeping it off. It can be daunting to know that within two years, most dieters regain two-thirds of what they lost! But researchers at Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island studied 291 people (mostly women) who had lost at least 10% of their body weight (an average of 44 pounds) in the previous two years. Participants were given scales (and encouraged to use them daily), as well as different levels of support (either a monthly email, an internet chat group, or face-to-face meetings).

At the onset of the study, 40% of the dieters were weighing themselves daily. After 18 months, 65% of those who chatted online and 72% of those who received face-to-face support weighed themselves daily, while those without support weighed themselves less. On top of that, 68% of dieters who did NOT weight-in daily gained five pounds or more over the course of the 18-month study.

  
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MATTRIXMSP 11/29/2009 11:50AM

    I've flirty withy daily, weekly and twice-weekly weight-ins.

The twice weekly seems to work best for me - it allows me to 'correct' behavior while not obsessing about daily weighins.

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LUCKYLADY777 11/28/2009 11:23PM

    I also, weight in daily. I weight weekly at a group meeting but we don't mention what our weight is just if we have lost.
It keeps me on my toes. .. emoticon knowing I will have to report in ... emoticon

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GEOFROG 11/28/2009 11:14PM

    I weigh in daily, or at least as much as I can, to make sure I can keep as much of the 40 pounds of weight I have lost off. I have found it easier for me to keep things under control.

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Are you afraid to try or are you afraid to fail?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

SparkPeople's Healthy Reflections from Nov. 9th.



Are you afraid to try or are you afraid to fail?

A well-lived life is not for the timid. The world was never meant to be approached with extra caution and fear of making mistakes. Kids know that you have to jump in feet first and be willing to take some lumps on the head if you're going to have any fun. When did we stop trying new things? Why did we stop taking risks? In large part, we're afraid of messing up. We've settled into our comfort zones and don't want to look like a fool to ourselves or others. What's the price we pay for our pursuit of perfection? No growth, no sense of discovery, few real experiences. The sacrifice isn't worth it. Are there points in your life that you wish you could have back because you didn't pursue an idea or a new interest? Those chances are gone forever--but you'll have more in the future to take full advantage of. It's been said that most people don't learn much that's new past their 20s. That's an awful long time to stay stagnant. The only mistake you should be afraid to make is not trying.

  


Jeans at Target

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I purchased a pair of jeans at target and love them.
Merona Brand "Fit Solutions" Slimming Style, stretch denim.
with the TUMMY CONTROL PANEL.

They also have one with a "no-gap" waistband style for those who have that issue.
The specifics: ID 149410_MA09_01A63_i
barcode 0 84084 84317 3
Cost on label: $29.99

  
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FRAN0426 11/3/2009 12:17PM

    Thanks for sharing this info---will have to check them out

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DSTDIVA9 11/3/2009 10:16AM

    Yes, those jeans are awesome.

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