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Get the right facts

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Today's SparkPeople 2010 Daily Desk Calendar note:
Get the nutrition facts. The front of a package won't tell you the whole story. Read labels and compare key nutrients like calories, serving size, fat, fiber, calcium and ingredients to make the best choice.

Today is our Friday here so we're gearing up for the weekend.

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    Can I ppppppppppplllllllllllllleeeeeeeeee
eeee share some dust with you? It's Virtual Friday for today (Thursday also known as the Tuesday before Friday). The day was so sunny and bright but the big bad dust cloud rolled right into town.

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LITTLEWIND53 3/4/2010 12:26AM

    Very importand to read serving SIZE as the can could say only xx grams per serving, and we think a serving as 1 cup (say soup) but it turns out it is actually 1/2 or 1/3 cup.

Thanks for posting Robin. As usual you bring important fact to our attention!

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HJFOGARTY 3/3/2010 9:45PM

    Hope you have a great "weekend" and thanks for the tips - always smart to read labels!

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MY4KITTIES 3/3/2010 8:42PM

    A great reminder that not all packaged foods are created equal. I try to remember to read the nutrition labels.


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ILOVETOCRUISE 3/3/2010 10:36AM

    I try to read them. Good info.

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    Women can drive here. There are some restrictions on licences but it's more to do with monthly income level. There are many exceptions to the rules and housewives with small children can get a licence. Also, dress code is mostly keep your knees and shoulders covered, don't show too much skin. Although there are a lot of single men, mostly blue collared jobs that don't have a high enough income to bring over their families, both men and women work here. Lots of expat couples both hold jobs here. Two restrictions are pork and booze, both are illegal to import into the country.

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    Your Friday comes early. emoticon
Good reminder to really read the nutritional information on all packaged food.

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National Nutrition Month

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Today's SparkPeople 2010 daily desk calendar note:
March is National Nutrition Month! Look for fun and interesting recipes for fruits, vegetables and whole grains so that eating is never bland or boring. Pick up a magazine or cookbook for healthy ideas.


Explore. Dream. Discover

Monday, March 01, 2010

Today's Spark People 2010 daily Desk Calendar page
Monday March 1
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"

Mark Twain

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    Hey you, isn't that what living overseas is like? Sometimes you don't really know what is going on! emoticon

The long weekend is over here so it's back to "normality". If you are bored, come over here and you can help workout with me, there's lots more cleaning to be done. emoticon

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GRAMMYEAC 3/1/2010 10:11PM

    So true!

It's so hard to break out of old habits, but it's happening gradually. I'm so glad that I have work that I really enjoy (OK, since I enjoy it so much, I can't call it work!). It makes it so much easier to dream and discover when it enriches the work experience too!

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    Love it! This is so true...now I have to get myself away from that Safe Harbor! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great month!

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Another weekend

Friday, February 26, 2010

This is our "Sunday" here. Because DH worked a rare Thursday yesterday, we went to the grocery store today. The sand and garbage and plastic bags were blowing like crazy this morning, hazardous to drive almost, good thing we didn't spend much time outside in it. I stocked up with my weeks worth of grocery list that I printed off from the SparkPeople menu planner. I've had to make several changes due to being diabetic and stuff we just can't get here. So I'll see how it work out, it was expensive though.

Today is my day off from exercise and I still need it.

Our power is off right now, as is the rest of the compound, just went poof! The cats are in a panic and the kids on the street are all outside screaming and yelling up and down the street. Good thing this side street doesn't get any traffic. Feels like a good time to go outside and sit.

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JMDROEGE 2/28/2010 12:31AM

    Oh! The sand. How I hate it! I will never move to the beach when I head back home. There is nothing like a 2 ft stream of sand which has blown under the door. Aaargh! I feel your pain.

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EGRAMMY 2/26/2010 11:44PM

    How long will the power be out?

The sand sounds unusual to me here at the snow storm country.

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HOCKEYCREW 2/26/2010 2:17PM

    I'm pretty happy we didn't have to deal with a sand blasting.

I didn't notice my cats freaking out or anything. Mind you they survived last year's ice storm so they probably didn't care.

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JUDYK17 2/26/2010 1:31PM

    I don't think I would like a sand storm even if I am cursing the snow right now.

I hope you enjoy your sit outside, sometimes we need to just slow down.

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YAMINOKODOMO 2/26/2010 1:11PM

    yea just go outside with a cup of coffee and watch the mayhem! lol Enjoy!

I have to do my shopping this weekend too, but I never got anything from spark people shopping list, I should check that out some time

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AMYRWATSON 2/26/2010 9:53AM

    Sounds like fun. emoticon

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Laugh out loud

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Today's 2010 SparkPeople Day at a Glance Calendar note for today says
Laugh out loud. Visit a comedy club or watch a funny movie. Laughing makes you feel good so make time for fun and humor every day.
A week or so ago, one of our cats was acting so goofy one day and doing really odd things that my sides and stomach hurt from laughing so hard at him. I felt like I had done 50 crunches.

Even though today is our weekend here I felt like I needed an extra workout. Thursdays are usually my 1 day off a week from exercise because we spend the morning doing our errands. Today DH had to work for a few hours so I got in an extra hour of exercise this week.
I can also feel the results of the extra kicked up weight workout this week.

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HJFOGARTY 3/3/2010 9:47PM

    This one is great - we often forget to take life a bit less serious and should remember to just laugh and let life go for a while - life can be good but is always better with good friends and a good laugh! awesome reminder today!

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EGRAMMY 2/25/2010 9:58PM

    I've had good laughs and smiles with DH. Guess 53 years brings it rewards.

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MOMSUE1 2/25/2010 1:27PM

    My son and I just returned from a road trip to Tennessee. We laughed all the way there and back. Listened to cournty rap on XM radio,if you have never listened to it try it for a good laugh. I especially liked the one about the Waffle House and the man done wrong by his woman!! We reministed about family and fun times we have all had. While there I met several high school friends and that was the same, laughter I have not experienced in to long a time. Believe them when they say laughter is the best medicine!!!!!

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