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A year gone bye

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Yes, I know. I slacked. Again.

Lets see what this year brings.

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A little bit to ponder...

Thursday, December 27, 2007

something I received in my email..........

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Success on any major scale
requires that you accept responsibility.
The one quality that all successful people have
is their ability to take on responsibility.

You must choose the thoughts and actions
that will lead you on to success.
Nothing will happen by itself.
It can all come your way, once you understand
that you have to make it come your way,
by your own exertions.

Find your pathway to success and begin your journey.
Your life will become what you make of it.
The golden opportunity you are seeking lies within you.

It's not in your environment.
It's not in luck or chance, or the help of others.
It's in you alone.

Opportunity is all around you.
And if the door of opportunity is closed,
you must keep on knocking on it,
and keep on knocking on it until it opens.
You'll develop your opportunity
by applying persistence to your possibilities.

Success won't come to you, you must go to it.
Become an opener of doors.

Copyright 2007
Reproduce freely but maintain Copyright notice.

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ILWITCHGRRL 12/28/2007 5:27PM

    good true! A lot of people these days have no sense of personal responsibility. It's something we all need to work on, recognize, and help teach to others.

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H2O4LIFE 12/27/2007 4:48PM do we teach this to our kids?? I know, I example. My eldest had a bad example (me) for so many years. I just hope it's not to late.~hugs from the Dark

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Get set........

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wow! This site is awesome!

I have spent the last few days really looking over the site (at first to get my points) and have foud some really nifty articles and recipes (check out "My Favorites", not to mention teams.

I have also asked my aldest to get involved and she has done a great job as well.---she has even set up a team called "Big and Beautiful".. It all about self acceptance and the changes that arise after ypou acknowledge and accpet ALL of you!

Come join!

A recipe I found here: (it is not mine, but looks yummy)

Easy Zucchini Parmesan

Fat: 1.6 g

Carbohydrates: 7.3g

Calories: 51.6

Protein: 3.2g

This quick and healthy snack tastes like a gormet side-dish, but just takes minutes to prepare! And as a bonus, it's an easy way to get the kids to eat their vegetables.

Zucchini, 1 cup, sliced
Parmesan Cheese, grated, 1 tbsp
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Original Buttery Spray, 10 sprays
Non-stick cooking spray

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, then coat with some non-stick cooking spray. Place the zucchini slices out on the pan, then spritz with them with the butter spray. Sprinkle on the parmesan cheese and then pop it in the oven. Broil for a few minutes - until the cheese starts to brown. Enjoy it while it's warm!

Make a larger batch for a delicious and healthy side dish for any meal! Your family will love it!

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MATCM81.

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ILWITCHGRRL 12/27/2007 5:03PM


and I agree, I love this site too :)

ALso, isn't it funny how those silly little sparkpoints can really motivate us to do things on here? It cracks me up every time I catch myself doing something JUST to earn the points!

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MCCURDY63 12/26/2007 1:27PM

    I agree this site is incredible. So much information and all free, the founder deserves a medal imho. I rewarded myself with a SparkPeople T-Shirt when I lost 15lbs - I love this site. That recipe sounds good, vegetables roasted in the oven taste fantastic. It's great that your whole family will be starting the New Year with a new regime - best wishes to you all. :)

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Not really a blog

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Just a note to let y'all know I have uploaded some pics---ignore the dates, my camera date function was never set!

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MCCURDY63 12/24/2007 7:49AM

    They're all beautiful, thanks. I had to look at the pic of Simon sleeping for a little while before I could make it out (duh). What a cute position to sleep in! The sheba inu looks like butter wouldn't melt, but we've got a crazed dog too (springer spaniel) so I know what you mean. :)

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On Your mark......

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Gearing up for the changes coming our way....

We are taking our time, and deciding, as a family, on the best approaches to our heathier lifestyle. We have some unique challenges to meet:

1. I have to consume at least 80 grams of protein daily, and I cannot drink milk . I also take a pharmacy of meds that can and do affect my appetite =(.

2. My son, who is 15, is the largest of us all at over 300 pounds and 5'10". Until this year he played football and wrestled. He still powerlifts. He is a volume eater and oddly enough, a very picky eater.

3. My Husband freaks out if the concept of "diet" enters his world. Even the concept of eating heathier causes trembling and the sudden urge to wolf down anything in his vicinity. He knows it is a mental thing with him, but still....

4. The girls, me, and my husband are allwithin 10-15 pounds of each other. We can all eat off the same range of calories and food choices. My son though is a whole different ballgame.

So, this is what we will be doing over the next few days.

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H2O4LIFE 12/24/2007 12:21AM

    Wow, what a challenge! I have my teen doing Spark Teens. She really likes it and has lost 5 lbs so far. She even started her own Anime team. I have my family doing a walking challenge with me...The Walk to Rivendell (hobbit). We each have a pedometer and log our miles every night onto a spreadsheet. My middle child and hubby are neck and's quite fun.
Good luck finding something that will work for you. ~hugs from the Dark

P.S. I've got some great tips, if you're interested in doing the walk.

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MCCURDY63 12/23/2007 3:31PM

    Best of luck with your programme, it looks very sensible. I also have chronic lower back pain and the Elliptical hasn't aggravated it at all, thank goodness. P.S. It'd be nice to see a pic of your dogs and cats.

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BARKSHIREWOODS 12/23/2007 12:34AM

    Ahhh, yes.... my hubby after accidentally insulting my weight loss program, has gained 15lbs aftr I lost 40 lbs. Serves them right you know.

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