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So how far did I actually walk??/Lamp Chob anybody?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Nike+ for iPod said 3.19miles 257 calories burnt
About.com Map My Walk said 2.95 miles
SparkPeople mapper said 3.0 miles 217 calories.

Someone is wrong somewhere!
This is my walking weather, even though it is overcast and cloudy, it will not rain.

Anybody want some boneless lamp or some lamp chob? Those are NOT US$$, that is a foreign currency.



Saturday, January 14, 2012

Why didn't the powers that be come out and tell us that a new feature was being added to OUR BLOG POSTS WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEDGE???
I do NOT appreciate my blog having a SHARE BAR on the top of each post so that anyone and everyone can "share" my blog on Facebook!!!! NOT COOL SPARKPEOPLE!

I am sending out a heads up about a new feature on YOUR blogs!

If you'll notice your own blog now there is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog. That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" on their Facebook wall!! Who wants his/her blog about losing weight to show up on someone else s' facebook wall?

To delete this "Share bar" feature from your blog do this:

Go to your SparkPage.
Click to Edit the page.
On the top Un-check "Show share bar on my blog posts".
Save your changes. "

Personally,I do not want anything I write to show up on someones facebook wall. Just passing along the info in case anyone wants it.

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KKKAREN 1/15/2012 8:08AM

    I don't like this new feature, I don't want to be on facebook. I also don't like how slow the new bar makes the articles and quizzes to load.

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HJFOGARTY 1/14/2012 8:11PM

    thanks for the heads up - it should be our choice to share not someone elses! and really sharing with out permission doesn't that get you kicked off spark? why is it allowed to be done then? just saying out loud - it really wasn't cool - glad you noticed it - you are awesome!

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CAROL- 1/14/2012 2:39PM

    I'm disappointed to learn about this after the fact. Thank you for sharing this. I don't want my personal struggles with weight loss flying around facebook. I come to this community for support etc. I go to facebook for leisure. I don't want them connected unless I choose to bring them together.

Anyway, I am thankful you noticed this, because I did not.

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GRAMMYEAC 1/14/2012 2:24PM

    Thanks for the heads-up. I've never liked blogging, and do it very infrequently. I"ll change my settings to prevent this sharing.

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BRENDAGAIL9 1/14/2012 2:06PM

    Thanks for the info. I went to my page and deleted the share feature. Some things just have to remain private. If it is too private, don't post it.

Have a great day. I'm waiting for the snow to arrive.

Chehalis, WA

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BETTERHEALTH123 1/14/2012 12:30PM

    Sort of on the same topic:

Another company seems to be doing this also when you read stories or books on the Nook readers...but it's NOT AUTOMATIC, you have to enter on that you like a certain book on Facebook.

There really isn't much privacy now-on-days...

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BRADOS 1/14/2012 12:12PM

    Thanks for the headsup

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STARL_73 1/14/2012 12:06PM

    Thanks for the info! I don't want my stuff on FB. Bad enough it's on google.

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SARAHTAIT 1/14/2012 11:15AM

    Wow-this really feels like an invasion of privacy! Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Gonna go delete my bar now!

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DAISY443 1/14/2012 11:09AM

    I agree, they should have told us! I like to keep mine separate!

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NSTARSMITH 1/14/2012 10:42AM

    Yeah, I agree! If I want to share something, I can but I do not want others to share my writings publicly no matter how inspired they found it!

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MACANBEFIT 1/14/2012 10:07AM

    Thank you so much for the advice. I don't want anything I write to appear on Facebook, whether it be my wall or someone else's. I like keeping Facebook and SparkPeople seperate.

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DDHEART 1/14/2012 9:51AM

    Thank you, I was totally unaware of this and like you, I don't wnt everything "out there" part of the reason I rarely use facebook myself but it is even more important when/if we lose the ability to make that choice.

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YANKEEBELLA 1/14/2012 9:24AM

    Thanks for info. There is too much we have to opt out of instead of getting our permission~

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MARIE405 1/14/2012 9:23AM

    Thank you. I do not like this either. If I wanted something on Facebook I would post it there. Have A Great Weekend

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THATGALNIKKI06 1/14/2012 8:51AM

    Thanks for the info. I kinda don't like the idea of my blog posts being shared either! emoticon

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Please join me!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I joined a new Spark team on Wednesday, the Official January Jumpstart Workout Challenge, another Spark bootcamp team. I am really hoping this will give me the motivation to get losing again. COME JOIN ME, OR CHEER ME ON OR HELP SUPPORT ME!

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SUZYMOBILE 12/29/2011 7:54PM

    I'm there, Robin!

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HJFOGARTY 12/29/2011 7:13PM

    YEAH!!! it will be great to have some familiar faces on the team! I'm so happy to be starting the new year off in the right direction! I'm thinking every good start has to have a better finish! so let's do this! yeah!

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JENEAL1 12/29/2011 2:19PM

    I joined too, I know it will help if we stick to it!!!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 12/29/2011 11:00AM

    I joined too! Let's do this! emoticon

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TEACH68 12/29/2011 7:39AM

    I am with you! emoticon

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MUPPETB 12/29/2011 7:27AM

    Thanks for your encouragement on my blog - I already joined the challenge so we can cheer each other on!

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Christmas from overseas

Sunday, December 25, 2011

NOTE: I do not live in the USA, I am in Saudi Arabia-I am American and married to an American.
It's 85F at 1:30PM December 25. It's a normal work day for my husband, the work week here is Saturday-Wednesday. Christmas is forbidden here, against the law so there are no bright, twinkling lights, no decorated trees, no christmas music in stores, nothing. We do have celebrations in the privacy of our own homes, behind closed doors and drapes, the "locals" do know what the days is but to them it's nothing. I do have a tree up and a few decorations, but not like I used to when I had my young children here and there were more "western" families. He will come home around 3PM, go for his daily 5K run then do another hour workout with weights, then we'll have dinner and open our gifts around 8PM. Not very exciting anymore.
We had our Large Christmas dinner on Thursday-our weekend . We had a friend over for our meal.
I had Roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, a squash and cranberry dish that didn't turn out good, jello cabbage salad, our riend brought sweet potatoes, pickled cabbage, home made rolls. For our desserts we had Apple cranberry tart, blueberry cheese cake, gingerbread muffins, pecan bars, cherry pie, jello salad, deviled eggs, spiced apple rings.

I put up the tree such as it is, 42 inches tall and falling apart. The branches are squashed so it's not round. I have home made ornaments and ornaments that were gifts. I have a couple other decorations out along with my cross stitch projects.

Santa came

My entry table:

For dinner today I am going to make roast chicken with stuffing, left over mashed potatoes, left over sweet potatoes, carrots, Don't need dessert.
I'll post more pictures as I take them.

Hope you all have a great day,

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KOFFEENUT 12/26/2011 4:08PM

    I know it can be hard when you aren't able to celebrate the way you'd REALLY like to. Good for you for working within the circumstances, and glad you were able to spend some special time with friends and family!

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HJFOGARTY 12/25/2011 8:50PM

    wow what a great table there and I'm so glad you all were able to spend your day with friends - I know your dh is working but I'm glad you are able to spend the evening together and that is what counts most. continue to take care of you! spring is around the corner!

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BRENDAGAIL9 12/25/2011 11:37AM

    I am alone now living in low cost senior housing. We will have a potluck at 1 today but don't know what anyone is bringing other that scalloped potatoes and there is a ham leftover from Thanksgiving. I am making a hot veggie dish and a green salad. I don't know how many will be here that don't have anywhere to do but if we get ten people I will be surprised. Some here don't celebrate because of religion. I don't normally celebrate anymore since my husband had a massive stroke and went to an assisted care home just over five years ago.

The only decorating I do is put cards I receive on my outside hall door. When I moved here I gave away all my decorations because there is no storage here.

I will be glad when this day is over. Your celebration sounds wonderful!

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Happy Birthday to my Grandson

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My grandson is 12 years old today! Hard to believe! I miss him!

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HJFOGARTY 12/15/2011 8:47PM

    wow 12 already - Happy Birthday!! and I'm certain he is missing you too! I sure am!

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PEPPYPATTI 12/15/2011 5:08PM

    Happy Birthday to you Grandson!..I have 8 grand children all under 13. I don't know if I am dreading it or celebrating it-lol

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BIKERBABYZ 12/15/2011 4:16PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Oh, to be 12 again!!

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