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Cultivate Friendships

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

SparkPeople Day at a glance Calendar note for February 3.

Cultivate Friendships. The happiest people spend the least time alone. Attend social gatherings, host a party, and call your close friends to catch up as often as possible.

  
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AMYRWATSON 2/4/2010 6:40AM

    I live with my best friend so I spend time with her often. We are going on 10 years and I am not tired of being with her yet. That in itself for me is a milestone. Heres to a continued happy friendship and relationship.

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LITTLEWIND53 2/3/2010 8:27PM

    I just called my best friend last night and we talked for over an hour. We shouldn't loose touch with our friends, no matter how busy we are.

Thanks for posting.

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BABYLOBO3 2/3/2010 12:25PM

    I think you are right. I wish I had more time for it.
Great post... emoticonTina

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I'm on the Daily Spark Blog!!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

OMG, what a wake up this morning when I read the Daily Spark Blog article "Spotted;'The Spark' " and saw me there! I'm the one with the iPod.
www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=spo
tted_the_spark_and_some_amazing_members


I had another bowl of oatmeal paste this morning, but with about 1/2 cup of added milk, it was ok. Not great, but ok.

Yesterday I did my exercise in the morning and it seemed to be better than exercising in the middle of the afternoon. I feel like I got a better workout. So I'm off to try it again this morning!

  
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HJFOGARTY 2/2/2010 9:30PM

    Man they should have mentioned your screen name in there - I hadn't read that blog yet - and you look great!!! so glad you are converting to mornings too! lol! and you made me laugh oatmeal paste?? oatmeal is my favorite breakfast! lol so glad you are a star now! can I have an autograph?? you are doing so great! love ya girl and miss you more! that is the only good part about this year going so fast - you'll be home sooner ;)

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JUDYK17 2/2/2010 2:28PM

    Great picture, you looked good!

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LITTLEWIND53 2/2/2010 2:10PM

    I saw this yesterday. I did not know it was you. Great to have you featured. Now about that ipod........

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HIGHLIFE73 2/2/2010 9:25AM

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JAVAJO47 2/2/2010 8:50AM

    Very cool Robin! I love that you were featured in the article. emoticon emoticon

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SOFEDUPP 2/2/2010 7:39AM

    That is so very cool!!!

I usually do part of my workout in the morning before work and then part after. It just seems to work for me. Personally, I can't believe I am working out at all. I am one who believes if you can visualize exercise in your head, that should count!

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AMYRWATSON 2/2/2010 7:00AM

    emoticon Have fun working out this morning.

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MISSM66 2/2/2010 6:05AM

    I did went and look at the pic you look great emoticon emoticon

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MISSM66 2/2/2010 6:01AM

    I always exercise in the morning that the best time for me, I'm
a evening person,thanks for letting us know that you are in the blog this morning I am going to look at it now,

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HENABELLE 2/2/2010 4:52AM

    That's Great to have your picture in the blog! Enjoy exercising early. I always do better with morning starts... too easy to procrastinate as the day progresses!

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GARDENINGGRAMMA 2/2/2010 3:36AM

    Great pic! Thanks for letting us know that it is you.
Morning is my exercise time. It has been working for me. I am glad it is working for you.


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Crockpot Oatmeal Part 2

Monday, February 01, 2010

This is in reference to my blog entry: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2743094


I made this last night. I substituted regular oatmeal with Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats so I had to adjust the water with what the recipe on the package said. I used Chef Meg's recipe for Apple Pie spice mix. Well it turned out sloppy and glue-y and no taste. It was moist but very pasty like. I am not sure just what I did wrong, maybe I should have used regular oatmeal, Maybe you need a crockpot with a timer and start it in the middle of the night. I should have added more spices and maybe another apple. I have LOT of oatmeal now, LOL. Since I am a diabetic, I can only have 1/2 cup of oatmeal and not the full 1 cup serving, so I have 14 servings of cooked, mushy Steel cut oats now.
YOUR results might be delicious but mine was a failure, maybe I'll try again next month.

I added the recipe to my cookbook here in SparkPeople:
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=919989

  
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JMDROEGE 2/2/2010 2:30AM

    Send some over my way. I am sure my 9 month old would love it!

I have always created paste when attempting to make oatmeal in the crockpot. Looking on the internet, it recommends "steel cut oats", not quick cooking oats. But you used those.

Another website recommends putting it all together and get a timer to turn it on in the middle of the night.

Maybe it is a hopeless cause...?

Comment edited on: 2/2/2010 2:37:08 AM

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LITTLEWIND53 2/1/2010 3:12PM

    I was not impressed with my attempt at making oatmeal in the slowcooker but I thought it was because I used quick cooking oats. I bought some regular or "Long" cooking oats but have not had a chance to try them yet. I love oatmeal but seldom have time to make it in the mornings. A crock pot would be one way of having them ready by the time I get in the mornings......

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I found it and I'm sharing it with you!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Attention:


You have reached the very last page of the Internet.


We hope you have enjoyed your browsing.


Now turn off your computer and go outside.

  
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MARYMAC45 1/31/2010 11:19AM

    I'm addicted to Spark. I spend hours here. Time to get off.LOL

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AMYRWATSON 1/31/2010 9:50AM

    I try not to stay on the computer to long because I am in front of one at work. Complete my Spark and do something else is my daily routine.

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PUDLECRAZY 1/31/2010 7:48AM

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That's the irony of SP! It is easy to spend time here when we could be playing outside.

Chris

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ANGELCOWBOY1 1/31/2010 6:57AM

    Too funny, but oh so true! I can lose myself for hours on the internet.

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LMSTRAW 1/31/2010 6:53AM

    LOL--good advice!
Linda

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This site is horrible today!(Jan. 29)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Everything is slow, messages don't load, I am not getting my daily sparkmails, message board notifications, team notifications, nothing, but I know if I post a questions I'll get the "oh no! It's NOT The Spark site, it's YOUR internet connection, it's YOUR computer, it's on YOUR end," heaven forbid there is a problem with this spark site, oh no, NEVER!

Today's SparkPeople Daily Desk Calendar note says:
Develop a support system today. Choose people who are encouraging or knowledgeable in ehlpful ways, like swapping healthy recipes, exercising with enthusiasm, or sharing weight loss tips.
Kind of hard to do when the site doesn't work right!

  
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PUDLECRAZY 1/31/2010 7:50AM

    Same problems here. I was wondering if I hit some kind of turn-off-my-mail button inadvertently. I seem to be getting my mails today (Sunday)

Chris

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LMSTRAW 1/31/2010 6:56AM

    I was having all the same problems, and sometimes couldn't get a comment site to open! IT's all straight now, I think it was just a site overload!
Linda

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SARALEIGHM 1/29/2010 11:42PM

    I didn't get any e-mails today either, so it's not just you.

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FROGGEE 1/29/2010 10:30PM

    I haven't had any problems. seems that it might have been a busy time of day at spark.

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MARYMAC45 1/29/2010 5:13PM

    I did not get any SP emails today. I like to check out the recipe of the day, Hopefully it will clear up later.

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EGRAMMY 1/29/2010 5:09PM

    Lots of folks finding funny stuff in re site today?

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THROOPER62 1/29/2010 1:37PM

    I am not getting my messages either, thought it was a problem with my computer.

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CLADY326 1/29/2010 10:28AM

    Yep, mine has been acting funny too. I haven't been getting the spark people emails either. It usually takes a few days, then they straighten it out.

I know you are just venting when you say "this site is horrible" because we both know this is a wonderful/helpful site that is free to all who are willing to partake of it.

Hang in there girlfriend, it will smooth out.

Hugs, Anna

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HIGHLIFE73 1/29/2010 9:45AM

    Mine was doing yesterday evening and I thought it was my computer, I bought a cheapy due to immediate need and not a lot of extra $. Glad to hear it not just me.
As for reporting problems I to never do that b/c all sites always say it is the users issues not the site.

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HJFOGARTY 1/29/2010 9:02AM

    hang in there - it can be a problem sometimes - I hear about it often - I think just too many on the site at one time - no real fix for that just patience I guess. take care of you!

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ERUPERTO 1/29/2010 8:16AM

    MINE IS OK NOW. I THINK THERE ARE SO MANY USERS SOMETIMES THINGS JUST GET REAL SLOW!

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SHEILA1505 1/29/2010 7:02AM

    Can't load photos onto blogs or pages
Emoticons erratice
messages coming in 4 hours later than "they" say - nothing wrong with my service provider! Popping up suddenly 25 messages down the list long after everything else has been read
Still waiting (6months later) for feedback on IT problems I reported to SP - worked it out myself and with "friends" assistance

Thinking of snail mail - back when I first came to South Africa it took 2weeks for a letter to get a reply so I never bothered my family with my problems - I'd either be dead, in jail or out the other side of any problem before I got a reply :))

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OHYESITSME1 1/29/2010 6:36AM

    It's amazing that just, what?, 20 years ago we would have had to use a pen and paper maybe a typewriter to communicate. WOW! We have become dependant on the internet. You are not alone in your frustrations. Thank goodness these problems are not all the time.

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MARATHON_MOM 1/29/2010 6:34AM

    Mine seems to be working fine, so far. Hopefully it will be working for you soon! I think it may be updating the site. Usually when it's running slow, they are doing upgrades or something. :) It always gets back to normal before too long.

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ANGELCOWBOY1 1/29/2010 6:23AM

    My messages aren't loading either. emoticon

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FITKAT2010 1/29/2010 6:23AM

    Yep, I do understand. I've given up reporting problems. LOL

Hang in there kiddo.

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