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Saturday, June 19, 2010


Are your goals setting you up for failure?

Are you framing your goals in negative or positive terms?

Do your goals deprive you of something you want?

Great article Coach_Dean_Anderson!

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WALKINGANNIE 6/20/2010 4:29PM

    Thanks for the link Linda. I like Coach Dean's articles because he's walked the walk.

Thank also you for your kind thoughts and good wishes on my blog. I appreciate them very much.



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MSLZZY 6/19/2010 9:35PM

    Excellent reminder and it pays to read it again! Thank you! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 6/19/2010 1:00PM

    THanks for sharing his article with us. It was great to read. Now to change my words from negetive to more positive one. Cheers

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 6/19/2010 12:35PM

    keep those goals positive and attainable

I find baby steps really do help

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OMG! It was so good! Yum!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My plate was ok, but a bit too high on the cholesterol - I just love fried chicken livers!

OUCH on the desserts!! There was something so delectable - all I know is there was chocolate and caramel and something white and it tasted like more! So I indulged and had a little more! Praise the Lord, it was cut into small 2" pieces and not very tall!

So I finished my day around 1000 calories over, just like last year, and weighed in at 118.2 - fantastic!! I pretty much decided that anything under 120 was acceptable and wonderful!

My sodium was at least 3263+ yesterday and my Cholesterol eaten 600++

Life goes on, today back to fruit and yogurt! And bring on the veggies!!

When I decide to 'cut loose,' I really mean to enjoy it!

**was less than optimal on Sunday too - but the weight is coming down again emoticon emoticon

**I am sure that I am only one of many to say, "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!" emoticon emoticon

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SOPHIADARE 6/17/2010 11:15AM

    I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Somehow, Linda, I feel sure you'll balance it out, and balance is the key to all things.



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    You're awesome! It is good to have days to enjoy things, and know that you won't fall off the edge. You know exactly what to do the day after to get things back on track. Love it! I so appreciate all your wise words...Was it you who said "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!"

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GRALLEN 6/14/2010 9:22PM

    You are still doing good. I just wish I could see 150.

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/13/2010 9:20PM

    Like everyone said... one day will not a program kill... you did great! Enjoy your rest tonight... it was all worthwhile! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 6/13/2010 9:14PM

    Great! You indulged, enjoyed, and stayed at a great weight! That's the way to go. When you can do it that way, you know you can keep this up. Enjoy delicious summer fruits! I love yogurt. Hope you do, too. -Marsha

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PALESEPT 6/13/2010 8:14PM

    I hope you had fun, whatever the event was!

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MARTY19 6/13/2010 6:01PM

    Bless your heart Linda - you make me laugh. One day out of 265 isn't going to kill you. I'm glad it tasted so o o o good.


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BARNABABY1 6/13/2010 5:38PM

    You did emoticon! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and are ready to get right back to the healthy eating! You are an inspiration!
Mary Ann emoticon emoticon

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EMMABE1 6/13/2010 5:18PM

    If you are going to break out - it might as well be worthwhile!!

Good for you - after all on maintainance - you can afford to enjoy - a bit of extra exercise this week might hel counteract the excesses!!

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    Sounds like you had an enjoyable day - gotta kick the traces over every once in a while, or you'll go totally bonkers!

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COOLMAMA11 6/13/2010 1:59PM

    emoticon ~living Big~~ well my friend, if it's only once a year, go for it, it must be something you really look forward to, just a little decadence for the day!

Elaine emoticon

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MSLZZY 6/13/2010 1:33PM

    If it's only one day of the year, I think you did mightly fine!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 6/13/2010 12:15PM

    What was the event??? Yu may have said, but I must have missed it.

You did not do any damage that can't be undone . That is how I felt about my vacation to UK . In three or four days.....back to normal.

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KNITTABLES 6/13/2010 12:09PM

    You need to let go once in a while and have fun. Glad you did and now you are back on track and doing great. So no guilt, just pleasure, it sounded Yummy. emoticon

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LOPEYP 6/13/2010 12:06PM

    was this your family reunion?
sounds good and you are doing great so one day of indulgence is no biggie!

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CATHEITE 6/13/2010 12:04PM

    emoticon No guilt. You enjoyed yourself and are now back on plan.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/13/2010 11:37AM

    you're right.. sounds yum. Bright blessings to you my friend. Love, Dawn

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Has a year passed again already??

Friday, June 11, 2010

Yup! It's Reunion time again!


But I will log as faithfully as I can and I will continue on this journey!

It's only one day out of the rest of my life!
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**Family Reunion - DH's family!
Taste test from table to table!

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FISHERSLATER 6/13/2010 11:28AM

  Our family reunion is taking place next week. I too have a hard time just maintaining at that time but we are going fishing in Seward. So while the granddad and grandchidren go fishing, mom and I will walk to the glacier. that should help. I am so looking forward to our long walks and talks. They are good for me and healthy for me. I sure love it when we get together. They live such a long way away. Tightwad Missouri. The nice thing about mom is that she accepts me right where I am whether I am thin or fat, sick or healthy. She is a Psych nurse and says that we all learn at our own pace. She is good for me. It will be fun. emoticon

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MSLZZY 6/11/2010 11:10PM

    Do your very best! emoticon

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    Class reunions are always interesting. I hope you can make the best of it and have a great time! emoticon

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QUILTINGB52 6/11/2010 7:05PM

    Hey Skinny....think of all those compliments you'll receive this reunion! That will be enough to look forward to & soon the day will be over!

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    I hope that it goes well and that you are surprised by how much fun that you have! Love ya, Dawn

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JERSEYGIRL24 6/11/2010 4:02PM

    I was going to say "it's only one weekend", but I see that Sherry beat me to the punch with a similar thought. If it's only a day and not the whole weekend, so much the better!!

Have a great time and don't worry too much about what you eat. I can't imagine you throwing diet caution totally to the wind. I can't imagine you eating everything in sight in huge quantities. Just do your best, and I'm sure you will be just fine!

Have a great time!!!


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EMMABE1 6/11/2010 4:01PM

    Its not for long - smile and soon it will be over!!
I don't have those things to go to - and I really don't miss them either!!

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_VALEO_ 6/11/2010 3:36PM

    Enjoy your reunion! You'll be doing great, I'm sure.


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SHERRY257 6/11/2010 3:32PM

    Have a good time! Yes, it is just one day. Smile and remember it is only...a few hours really. emoticon

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I am here... but...

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

I am here.

I read whatever blogs I have time for.

I try to get all my sparkpoints.

I track my nutrition & fitness daily and faithfully.

I am not able to be here as much as when I was trying to lose the weight but I am here as much as I am able.

**What a wonderful bunch of friends I have here at SparkPeople! You are all the greatest!!

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BRIGHTSPARK7 6/11/2010 12:21AM

    Glad to read your blog, Linda. You are an inspiration to me.

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    It is SO good to see you again! I have missed you!!!! Thanks for stopping by. Hope things are good with you & yours. God Bless-Leslie emoticon

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LOPEYP 6/10/2010 5:32AM

    That's all you can do. emoticon

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VAMPS351 6/10/2010 2:04AM

    Im glad ure here when you can make it.
Keep up the good work, ure doing fantastic.

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COTTRELL11 6/9/2010 11:51PM

    Hi. I dropped in on your blog for the first time. Then I read your SparkPage and a few days of Trackers. Wow. I'm blown away. Your work is such a good example of what someone can accomplish with SP. I just want to get up and go walking! I am so grateful that you are still involved and doing all that you are doing. Thank you and continued success!

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GRALLEN 6/9/2010 10:18PM

    You are doing fine sweetie. And I think if we don't have much time to spark it's still important to track our food and fitness and you are doing that. Good job!

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CATHEITE 6/9/2010 8:10PM

    I'm glad you're here. You bring a lot of emoticon to my life.

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SLENDERELLA61 6/9/2010 8:09PM

    You are a model for tracking and for setting good priorities! I'm glad you are here when you can be. -Marsha

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BIJOUX7 6/9/2010 6:02PM

  You are here fighting the good fight and that is what matters!

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    I'm glad that YOU'RE HERE! Love, Dawn

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 6/9/2010 5:34PM

    And I am always glad to see you when you are here. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 6/9/2010 5:32PM

    , , , and that's good enough, for you and for us (although it's nice to hear from you when you're able!!)

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EMMABE1 6/9/2010 5:16PM

    Oh!! How well I know the feeling!!

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LIZZYP609 6/9/2010 5:12PM

    You have your priorities in order! I see your fitness minutes and sparkpoints go up and up everyday! emoticon

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MSLZZY 6/9/2010 4:54PM

    Sounds like me! Another busy lady! emoticon

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Never give up!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

I usually like to wait for a while before buying new PC Windows software - let them get the bugs out.

This time I just couldn't wait because my dinosaur just couldn't keep up with the faster traffic online.

My printer refused to install to a 64-bit system (this was straight from Dell and Microsoft) but my laptop refused to run the U.S.P.S. Shipping Assistant.

So I googled "Dell A920 with Windows 7" and voila! I found a solution! I was advised to use the Vista driver for the printer - it worked! I was able to print labels with the U.S.P.S. Shipping Assistant from the new computer!

I pass this along just to advise, Never give up!

**yes, this goes for your weight loss program too!
a working printer is 2 thumbs up! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KALLY95 6/12/2010 1:33PM

    all right never give up i have the same proem that you do. thank you for your post i will give it a shot

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SOPHIADARE 6/7/2010 2:31PM

    Hooray Linda! emoticon

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SMB19191405 6/7/2010 9:12AM

    Good job! I like your persistence. No wonder you achieved your goal! :)

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MEADSBAY 6/6/2010 5:06PM

    I learn so much from you, Linda!

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MSLZZY 6/6/2010 6:59AM

    emoticon emoticonIsn't technology fun? Have a great Sunday!

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LOPEYP 6/6/2010 5:58AM

    You can find a solution to any problem on the web. I love those techno geeks who have found all the solutions.

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MRS.DOYLE 6/6/2010 3:38AM

    I had a similar situation a couple of years ago when an "old" printer wouldn't run on my new laptop. It wasn't so old that it didn't work and I thought it would be criminal to get rid of it. I found a solution on Google as well. I always find that other people have probably already had the same problems and will generously share their solution.

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ALYFITN 6/6/2010 3:11AM

    Haha! "Never Give Up"--by the title, I thought this was about something entirely different. So true a phrase, even with frustrating computers! Way to go!!

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SLENDERELLA61 6/6/2010 1:38AM

    I admire your persistence! When I read your title, I was expecting something eating-related. I mean, I think probably never giving up is the key to weight management success. But I wasn't disappointed in your blog. I often need to be persistent with technology. Thanks for the reminder. Technology can be wonderful, but it can be so, so frustrating. Take care, Marsha

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SUPREME5 6/5/2010 11:10PM

DORENE emoticon

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SHERRY257 6/5/2010 9:55PM

    I am a mac user,but my hubby has windows 7. He said vista was buggy. You sound like a computer geek--good for you!!! emoticon emoticon

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EMMABE1 6/5/2010 9:16PM

    I guess that means you have gone to Windows 7 - yup - I did that a week or so ago with my new computer - and glitch, after glitch - all sorted now!!
My problem was that most of my programs are from Windows ME or earlier and therefore nor up to date for Win7!!
I refuse to buy a whole lot of new programs so battle on!! Most have got sorted - just sorting the data base ones - they are harder - but they WILL work!!

Have fun with your new computer - when they work well they are great!!

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DIAMORROW1 6/5/2010 9:08PM

    I work in the IT field but computers still drive me crazy.

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