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yup, I went over!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I am human and I too had a less than optimal day.

I wanted to walk - way too cold and raw outside.

I did do 3 loads of laundry but that doesn't burn that many calories.

Then my Dad's dialysis location wouldn't stop bleeding and I just kept trying to stop it. I really hope I finally got it stopped without hurting him.

I guess it was a combination of things and I just got hungry. As I tell Ray, I have learned to feed the hunger. Tomorrow will be much better!

Love,
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EMILYBEMENT 1/31/2010 11:01AM

    Sometimes our natural instincts take over when we need to build up through food. After a fight or before one. Much like the mother that sleeps 18 hours prior to her giving birth.
I have no fear or worry for you, you will be just fine.
Love ya, Em emoticon

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MARTY19 1/31/2010 9:39AM

    Some days just aren't optimal. You do the best you can and don't worry. You have maintained beautifully.

Hugs,
Marty

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MADDE3333 1/31/2010 7:59AM

    We all have those days, but the trick is to not let one day become days or weeks or a year of bad eating. In the past I have done that...it didn't serve me well. Now I try not to roast myself when I have had too much to eat one day, but get back on track. Bottom line for me is the idea of eating what's good so I have the energy to do what I want and be healthy...

Hope you are doing well...my prayers are with you.

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ASTORRES1 1/31/2010 6:12AM

    Yes...we all have those days!! We get the HUNGER BEAST rearing its ugly head.
I hope your dad is doing okay......
Today is a new day!!!


amy

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MONGO2TEN 1/31/2010 4:23AM

    It does happen to us all. Today will be better for you:) Hope your Dad is ok.

~Nancy

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BITTYGIRL51 1/30/2010 11:46PM

    Oh well...it happens to the best of us. Tomorrow is a new day and a new beginning. Make it happen!

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BARNABABY1 1/30/2010 11:23PM

    That's why it is always nice to have tomorrow to look forward to!!! You've done great so far and I know you'll continue to do so. You are awesome! emoticon
Things have been tough but we have a whole new month to look forward to now!! Time for a new beginning.
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OAHARRIS 1/30/2010 10:54PM

    Some days or really better than others.

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 1/30/2010 10:28PM

    One day is ok, when you know you need to get back on track the next day. Some days are just like that. I'm sorry you had troubles.

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MSLZZY 1/30/2010 10:20PM

    With so much going on, I am not surprised you have an off day. Tomoroow will be better. emoticon

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PO_PAZZA 1/30/2010 10:16PM

    That you could even think about your food intake and write about it on a day like you had says a great deal about how far your progress has taken you. Most of us, (me, at least), have had multiple days in our pasts that spun us out of control for much longer than a day, and we didn't face the problem head-on as you just did. That sounds like a good place to me.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/30/2010 9:55PM

    You are so right....sometimes things happen and calories in is more than calories out. The thing about you is that you don't make it a habit. You are doing great!

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SLENDERELLA61 1/30/2010 9:42PM

    Thanks for sharing. You are a major inspiration to me and it helps to know that you are human. I know you'll be right back on it.

Are you your dad's caregiver? What a demanding job! And bleeding that doesn't stop sounds like about as stressful as it gets. Be extra kind to yourself. You deserve it!

Wishing your tomorrow is a wonderful day of healthy, delicious food and sparkling clear water and fun activity ---

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KNITTABLES 1/30/2010 9:31PM

    Yes we are human and we do slip sometimes, you will be back on track tomorrow. Hugs and have a great night.

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SMB19191405 1/30/2010 9:14PM

    I know you will be right back on track tomorrow. No worries! Afterall - If we never slip up - we'd never realize how good we were the rest of the time.
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JUST-AMY 1/30/2010 8:52PM

    Life happens. And then it goes on. Thing about you? You always go with it!

Love ya!

Amy


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SPARKLYMOOSE 1/30/2010 8:49PM

    I just have to tell you that since I joined sparkpeople on Jan. 20, your encouragement and inspiration have made all the difference in the world for me. Thank you so much for being here, I appreciate you alot!!
Here's to tomorrow!
~hugs~
Cynthia

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Need a chuckle?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Need a chuckle?

Try sitting on your balance ball - then cross your legs!

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I can do it - sort of - almost - but it ain't easy!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 2/4/2010 5:16PM

    I CAN'T sit on a balance ball and cross my eyes!



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PATTISPAGE 1/30/2010 9:43PM

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GONE2BEACH101 1/28/2010 1:10PM

    LOL I could do it if the ball were deflated.....that was a good visual laugh!! emoticon

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MEADSBAY 1/27/2010 11:16PM

    How's your liability insurance?
I'm another one who can barely manage to stay upright sitting on the darn thing!
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SMB19191405 1/27/2010 9:18PM

    I havent' crossed my legs in years! You want me to do it on a ball! I think it's you who wants a good laugh! emoticon

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HAPPYCHICK10 1/27/2010 8:24PM

    I can barely even sit on the ball never mind cross my legs! LOL

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ASTORRES1 1/27/2010 8:09PM

    Linda...you did make me chuckle...thanks, I needed that......you are emoticon


amy

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ZELDAPLIFF 1/27/2010 7:53PM

    Oh I've done that, and many other stupid things on my balance ball...I'm my own best audience!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 1/27/2010 7:48PM

    I did it, but I think my ball needs more air. Directions said it probably would after 24-48 hours. It's been more than that, so I'd better get dh to inflate it more for me.

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MONGO2TEN 1/27/2010 7:24PM

    Thanks. I tried it and managed, but got a good laugh:)

~Nancy

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MSLZZY 1/27/2010 5:31PM

    I haven't tried it and now you know why! LOL!

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ELSEEBEE 1/27/2010 4:36PM

    Okay, I had to go try it. Not easy, but can be done. I've been working on balance lately, so that will be a new challenge!
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GRALLEN 1/27/2010 4:36PM

    Oh, hehehehe. I'll have to give that a try.

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KNITTABLES 1/27/2010 4:33PM

    Been their and done that, Had a good laugh at myself. Now I can sit on it and not fall off. I love my emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ADAMBAUER1 1/27/2010 4:33PM

    We used a balance ball for an office chair at home, the kids loved it!

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MESSENE 1/27/2010 4:30PM

    I try my fitness on it emoticonNot sure I can cross my legs on it yet emoticon emoticonMight work in a couple months! emoticon emoticonBest wishes!!! emoticon emoticon

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VINRANCID 1/27/2010 4:24PM

    For the longest time before we got actual couches in our living room we had a balance ball for people to sit on. You can't imagine all the idiotic things people tried to do on that stupid thing. Someone actually fell off it once and ripped the door off my entertainment center (which I only had for about a month). :)

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Priceless!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I just went to EMMABE1's blog of the day and I am sorry but I must send you to see it. It made me smile immediately! Who can't use a smile today!

It's called: There's one in every photo...
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2788005


You have to smile when you look at it! emoticon

  
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MELSY82 1/27/2010 11:56AM

    Thank you! I needed to breathe and laugh for a moment this morning.

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GONE2BEACH101 1/27/2010 9:59AM

    Thanks...I needed a good giggle this morning!!

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SAPHIRE196 1/26/2010 1:53PM

    Thanks again for the welcome! You are definitely inspirational!

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FORMYDARLINGS 1/24/2010 8:19PM

    Thanks Linda. I really needed that smile today!!!

Love ya,

Gini

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ETHEL_MERMAID 1/24/2010 8:01PM

    LOL!! I looked at him and IMMEDIATELY thought of my brother :) Love this!!

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MICHELE_L 1/24/2010 6:18PM

    emoticon for the chance to chuckle!

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USARUNNERGIRL 1/24/2010 4:45PM

    Too cute! Thanks to both of you for the smile.

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SMB19191405 1/24/2010 3:54PM

    LOL That is a great one! Thanks to you and EMMABE1's!

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GRALLEN 1/24/2010 3:40PM

    Yep, smiled. lol

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EMMABE1 1/24/2010 3:27PM

    Humph!! I am sure I've seen that photo somewhere before!!! LOL!!
Don't they say - imitation is the most sincere form of flattery!! So - Thank You!!

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KNITTABLES 1/24/2010 2:18PM

    Thanks I needed a smile today. Enjoy yours I going to back to bed.

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TNKELSE 1/24/2010 1:43PM

    Very funny!

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ASTORRES1 1/24/2010 1:06PM

    Now that is funny......OH WOW.....too funny.
One in every crowd, huh!!!!


amy

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BARNABABY1 1/24/2010 12:58PM

    I loved it! emoticon

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LOPEYP 1/24/2010 12:47PM

    cute.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/24/2010 12:34PM

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Serious laugh-out-loud... I did, I scared the dog!

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MEADSBAY 1/24/2010 12:33PM

    OMG- that is SO funny!
How many family pics do I have just like that!?!
xoxo
elizabeth
(my new fave:)
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MSLZZY 1/24/2010 12:26PM

    emoticon Thanks!

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GERAPTIKO 1/24/2010 11:54AM

    emoticon i didnt see that little guy until later

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MOM2JAMD 1/24/2010 11:49AM

    That is too cute! Yup, put a smile on my face! Thanks for sharing.

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    That is so cute and funny!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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SP Class of January 17-23, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Today I was asked to help lead a Class Team where 2 of the assigned leaders were unable to do this because of unforeseen circumstances. It left the class team with only one leader.

I am excited and honored to be asked to help.

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emoticon so many new members!
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emoticonat midnight tonight we will have the grand tally of members emoticon

**over 27,000 members this week!*

  
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CINNAMONIE7 1/24/2010 6:15PM

    Thanks for being our class leader!!! Hoooray!!! :D emoticon

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USARUNNERGIRL 1/23/2010 8:24PM

    Woohoo they made an awesome choice to ask you to colead. You are in my book one amazing chickadee.

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LAURAANN821 1/22/2010 1:34PM

    They are lucky to have you! emoticon

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WALKINGANNIE 1/21/2010 3:36PM

    You're a great choice. Hope you enjoy the new challenge.

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SHANNIEBELLE1 1/21/2010 9:31AM

    Linda

I am on eof the members of that team and appreciate your email. Glad to have you and kiere as leaders. Your page totally inspires me and I have to tell you, you and hubby are the cutest couple EVER!!!

Thanks for saying yes to leader.

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ETHEL_MERMAID 1/20/2010 11:01PM

    emoticon and will do a emoticon job for them - no doubt about it!

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MSLZZY 1/20/2010 10:02PM

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GRALLEN 1/20/2010 8:36PM

    Congratulations and good luck!

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WATERMELLEN 1/20/2010 8:07PM

    You will be terrific!

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SMB19191405 1/20/2010 8:05PM

    You'll be perfect for the job! Congratulations! You're a natural! emoticon

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CHOCMOM 1/20/2010 7:35PM

  Congrats! emoticon

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ASTORRES1 1/20/2010 7:31PM

    Linda...You are perfect to be a team leader....I consider you one of my mentors...so you fit the bill!!!

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amy

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ANNIEONLI 1/20/2010 7:20PM

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Using the new emoticons for the new leader!! You'll be great!

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WALKWITME 1/20/2010 7:19PM

    You are the Right Lady For The Job!

I'm Glad They Asked You !


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You'll be great!!!

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_VALEO_ 1/20/2010 7:04PM

    You'll do a great job! Keep on sparkling!

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EMMABE1 1/20/2010 6:53PM

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I am sure you will give it your all!!

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JERSEYGIRL24 1/20/2010 6:47PM

    Good luck to you. I am sure you will do great. I would have loved to have joined spark with you at the helm. My class team was essentially non-existent.

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RealPlayer

Monday, January 18, 2010

Today I didn't make great food choices and had limited exercise.

Today Ray was scheduled for a Colonoscopy and we were out quite a bit longer than anticipated - hence the less than optimum food choices and limited exercise.

Ray is in great condition! That is what is important!!

Everything else can wait until tomorrow!

Oh yeah! Why the title of this blog?! Well, I heard from yet another member about my video problem and her suggestion was to download the free RealPlayer and let it download the Spark Videos to my computer - then play them whenever I want to! Works like a charm!!

I just hit the pause button before the video starts and then run the cursor around just a bit and a box pops up asking if you want to download. I said yes and the average download was 16mb. From what I have learned, these videos when "streaming" really play havoc with satellite internet limits. With luck, this will be my solution! And once downloaded - I will have them on my computer *forever*

Hugs,
Linda

**edit: RealPlayer works great!

  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 1/21/2010 7:44AM

    So glad to hear Ray's in good condition!

I have unlimited internet (I thought everyone did!) but appreciate learning alot from you about this technical stuff.

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SHUCG1004 1/19/2010 2:41PM

    That's ok as far as the food choices and ltd exercise. Life isn't perfect and neither are we. If I know you, you'll be bouncing back in no time. Glad your DH is alright! And thanks for the tip about the RealPlayer. I'll have to dl that when I get home and am on my personal lappy!

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WALKINGANNIE 1/19/2010 12:36PM

    So pleased that Ray is OK. Food and activity choices for one day won't make much difference given your usual dedication and commitment to healthy living. Glad that you're finding solutions to the technical problems.

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ETHEL_MERMAID 1/19/2010 7:37AM

    That's great news, Linda! I'm so glad Ray's colonoscopy turned out well! And I'm delighted to hear you've found a solution for the problem you were having with videos. There are so many of them on the web now that I couldn't do without a way to view them...and I'm glad you found one, too :) Enjoy! - Susan

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MSLZZY 1/19/2010 7:20AM

    emoticon Good for you! Isn't technology great?

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CATHEITE 1/18/2010 11:52PM

    What a great solution! So glad it's working for you. And, of course, I'm happy that Ray is a-ok. One day cannot throw someone as strong and dedicated as you off track.

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KNITTABLES 1/18/2010 9:30PM

    I am doing the same, downloading them to realplayer and then my BF is going to burn them for me so I can play them on my DVD player, the screen is bigger. So glad you found the solution.

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GRALLEN 1/18/2010 9:13PM

    Glad you found a solution.

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SMB19191405 1/18/2010 9:01PM

    Glad everything is good. You can make good food choices the rest of the week. What you did today was more important.

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EMMABE1 1/18/2010 8:48PM

    I'm glad Ray is OK - as you say - first things first - the rest can wait!!
Thank you for details on the download process - it works on U Tube videos too!!

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STEELERFAN71 1/18/2010 8:34PM

    That is a great idea for getting the videos. Also, I agree with you on tomorrow. If someone you love got a clean bill on their colonoscopy, that is great and everything CAN wait until tomorrow.

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WATERMELLEN 1/18/2010 8:33PM

    Colonoscopy: not a lot of fun -- so I'm glad everything is okay and as you say, other stuff can wait!!

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