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Eat a snack before bed

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Today's SparkPeople Daily Desk calendar note says:

Wednesday Feb. 24:
Eat A snack before bed. It's a myth that eating late causes weight gain. As long as you don't overeat, you can enjoy a bedtime snack without worry. And it's true: Warm milk does help you fall asleep (thanks to it's tryptophan)!

NOTE: I did not make this up, this is on today's page of the SparkPeople 2010 Day at a Glance Calendar. If you don't agree with it, take it up with SparkPeople.

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PUDLECRAZY 2/25/2010 6:19AM

    I love my evening snack!

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MAMAGOMEZ3 2/25/2010 6:19AM

    had sleepytime tea before bed.. so wonder if adding warm milk to it will give it an extra boost? i try to avoid eating after a certain time at night.. but might try something before bedtime.. thanks! emoticon

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COLEENCOLE 2/24/2010 1:20PM

    I have read this before, and it works.

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RWETHAIRYET 2/24/2010 10:16AM

    I always have something about 2 hours before bed, it's part of my routine and hubby and I both look forward to it.

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ILOVETOCRUISE 2/24/2010 9:14AM

    We always have something about an hour before bedtime. emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 2/24/2010 4:30AM

    Sweet dreams!

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AAKROYD 2/24/2010 4:25AM

    Interesting fact!

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Kickin' it up

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I've done well for 3 days now with the kickin' it up. I have worked my muscles to the fatigue point and I can feel it. So now the next step will be sit down this weekend and make up a chart/plan to make the exercise transition easier and smoother.

Today's Sparkpeople Daily Deks calendar note is;
Feb. 23:
Take the stairs. Skip the elevators, escalators and other "people movers' and move your own body. You'll burn calories and avoid lines in airports, malls and offices.

I made a great mixed bean salad for supper. I added the recipe to my to my Spark recipes. I just put stuff in a bowl and mixed it up.

Have a GREAT day.

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EGRAMMY 2/23/2010 5:34PM

    Today you'll have to do it for me. Walked the dogs early. Then walked walmart for an hour
. Somehow that kicked in the neuropathy even with the meds.

Tomorrow is another day. emoticon

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Shelf Life Advice

Monday, February 22, 2010

I got this from my Hungry Girl newsletter today.
How long can a cherry pie be left unrefrigerated?
How long will my gift box of chocolates last?
If a potato develops sprouts, will it still be good to eat?
And other questions answered here:


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RWETHAIRYET 2/22/2010 3:54PM

    Heeheehee...how long will that box of chocolates last????
Generally in my house, that's not much of an issue..the answer is usually longer than necessary! emoticon

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RTLISA 2/22/2010 9:25AM

    I received that same e-mail. Haven't read it all, yet. Have a great day!

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Just drooling

Monday, February 22, 2010

I was browsing preview pictures of the new cross stitch releases from the Nashville Market show and found several to put on my wish list:

Age Gracefully by Lizzie Kate

Witches Martini by Prarie Moon
Shiver Me Timbers by Sue Hillis

So I'm thinking to save the pictures and make that my goal wish. If I lose another 5 lbs, I will allow myself to buy them. Bye bye, off to get near my goal

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LITTLEWIND53 2/23/2010 11:31PM

    Great rewards for your goals. emoticon

And ooooooh, I love the pirate snowman! I wish I could still see well enough to cross stitch again. I'd be ordering that one if I could!

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HJFOGARTY 2/23/2010 8:49AM

    those are beautiful! go for it and reach that goal! you can do it!!! have a super day!

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ZBMORGAN 2/22/2010 8:00AM

    I'm a big believer in 'stash rewards'! They have zero calories!

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Trying to "kick it up a notch"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

After using 2KG & 3KG dumbbells for over a year now for my strength training and not seeing any progress, I asked my husband last night what was I doing wrong. I am not pushing it enough and lifting to the point of muscle failure or fatigue. So I am going to push it up and try harder. I did that today and now I know the difference of "just doing 1 set of 10-12 reps" and muscle fatigue. I pushed it up to 15 reps for 2 sets and really noticed the difference. So now after my arms rest on Monday, I'll give it another go on Tuesday. He has been doing this for several years, he's by no means a pro or a hulk but he does it to stay healthy.

After last weeks scale peak at 150 again, the numbers have gone back down to 148 today. Not really noticeable to me by any means and I'm still really discouraged and feel like a blimp. Yesterday was the first day in over a week that I managed to get down 8 cups of water again and I am so puffed up from that. (No, it's not PMS or anything like that, I don't get that anymore) If I get 8 or more hours of sleep, I'm exhausted and worthless the whole day. 6-7 is ok but I'm still tired. It doesn't matter what time I got to bed or get up, I'm just blah.

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EGRAMMY 2/21/2010 11:22PM

    You can reread and rearead the Spark to get resparked. It is well worn in my house. It is one day at a time and do the next right thing.

Comment edited on: 2/21/2010 11:28:17 PM

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SOFEDUPP 2/21/2010 12:12PM

    I am feeling the same way. I feel I need to kick things up a notch also. I am going to try it starting this week and see what happens. The weight has gone down a little more, but the inches are not going anywhere. It is frustrating, I agree.

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