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E-mail update for March 18

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I read this on the Sparkguy's blog today.
I do not work for SparkPeople, I am just passing this information along.


Email update - everyone but Yahoo.com should be receiving
Thursday, March 18, 2010

We believe that most users who are not on Yahoo mail are receiving emails. If you are not on Yahoo and not receiving emails you can click here to read our guide for getting emails.

For those on Yahoo please know that we are working everyday to get more and more emails to you.

Finally, we are going to make it so you can also view your emails on SparkPeople.com, so you can see the content and get points, on days when you are not receiving mail to your Inbox.

As always THANK YOU for your patience and support!


Happy St. Patricks Day

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's not celebrated here nor do we have green beer, that's against the law. They don't even sell corned beef in the stores, I have no clue why, so we made our own. We started with a 5 KG hunk of beef back in early February. Mixed up water, pickling spice, garlic, chili peppers, whole pepper corns, salt peter, bay leaves, sea salt, covered the beef in a plastic bowl and set it in the fridge. Tomorrow we'll know if it came out as good as it has been in the past. We've been doing this for several years now and one year it was perfectly superb! I made rye bread one year but I don't have anymore rye flour so can't make it this year, and they don't sell that here either. I will be very careful when I do eat it though.
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Today's Daily Desk Calendar note:
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Research shows that moderate drinking can prevent certain diseases, but binge drinking is never a good idea. If you do imbibe, limit it to 1 drink daily for women and 2 drinks daily for men.
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I did binge tonight, but it wasn't with alcohol. Since today is "Friday" here, we stopped at burger king on the way home from taking our cat to the vets. I had a chicken whopper and small fries and a salad. To me, that is binge since it's fast food.

Hope ya'll have a GREAT day!
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Posting pictures-a vent

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ok, I'm going to complain big time in this post. WHY don't people follow simple rules/requests? I have visited several blogs today of people posting "reflections" or Affirmations or whatever they are along with photos from someplace on the web. Did they say where they got those pictures or do you think they got permission to post them? I don't think so. So WHY ARE THEY STILL ALLOWED TO POST THEM? Are they somebody special here? I know for a fact that If I posted a funny picture that I got in my e-mail today I would be chastised for it and told to take it down. I have reported a couple of "copy and paste" bloggers but when I went back to look at their blogs after I got a reply e-mail from SparkPeople, the pictures and the copy and pastes were still there. So WHY make those rules? If you are going to make those rules, then INFORCE THEM FOR EVERYONE!

SO, here is my picture for today

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AMYRWATSON 3/16/2010 12:22PM

    Two wrongs do not make it right. I say this to myself everytime I want to chew apart my exhusband but it is just going to make things worse. Just do what you do and send it to Spark if they don't take care if it then they will have problems from the owners of those pictures not you. Don't sweat the small stuff it just causes more unnessary stress. Have a nice day.

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HJFOGARTY 3/16/2010 9:50AM

    Good point! I love that comic too! thanks for venting/sharing! I do have to agree, but on a defensive note - sometimes people just don't even realize that it is wrong or against the rules - but when pointed out - should fix it and follow the rules - I know only because I did something similar once - not a picture but pages in a book - it was so great I wanted to share not realizing that it was wrong to do so. got my slap and adjusted it all and haven't done it again. I just didn't even give it a thought.

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THERESA_WAKE 3/16/2010 9:43AM

    WTG! emoticon

P.S. Love that comic.

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Our home exercise room/gym

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Welcome to a virtual tour of our home exercise room/gym.

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TATTOOEDSOUL 3/16/2010 2:34AM

    Looks awesome! I am currently working on our at home gym in the spare room, which is much smaller than your guest room. Love it!

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LYNNDE 3/15/2010 5:02AM

    You have a nice little set up there, with a lot of variety for cross training. Great job on your home gym!!

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HJFOGARTY 3/14/2010 8:29PM

    UG the pictures didn't show for me here - but I bet it was awesome! I will try to view it at work tomorrow.

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SOFEDUPP 3/14/2010 6:24PM

    Loved the tour. I don't have a spare room. I use my living room, that is where I have my exercise balls, weights and everything else that I need. I would love an extra room, but that is not in the plans. Thanks again for the tour.

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RE2BAH 3/14/2010 5:29PM

    Impressive! My home gym is not as organized, but we have equipment in two rooms as our extra bedroom is our craft room!

My equipment is in our bedroom, and my husband's is in his home office.

Do have a lot of the same equipment you have!

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While waiting for the video blog........

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I made (what I thought was a brief) video blog this afternoon showing our spare bedroom that is 1/2 an exercise room/gym. It has been uploading for 3 hours now. Between SparkPeople acting up lately and everything that is running on our home network, it may take awhile.

Anyhow, I used my new dumbbells the other day and I really like them.

What's up with Spark People lately? No mail for days, then we get mail and it's been sent before and can't get points, then at certain times EACH day, the site is down. Somebody needs to get an upgrade and it isn't me.

Poor kitty had a rough workout here

WE had another sandstorm today and my sinuses/allergies are acting up. My nose is so sore from blowing it, I'm tired of sneezing. I hope this means the temps will drop for a couple days again.
Anyhow, I hope the video uploads so you can see our exercise room.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NWFL59 3/14/2010 4:46PM

    Glad you were able to post some stills of your workout room and some of its equipment. I have similar problem with Spark website not working as expected nor the emails working right. Best wishes for continued success along your wellness program.

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TIPPY211 3/14/2010 4:03PM

    I am not getting emails either. Thought something was wrong with my system. Like your dumbells

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MOMSUE1 3/14/2010 4:02PM

    Are you having one of those days that it seems like you should just go back to bed. Don't let it get you down, I am also having problems with the Spark People Web site. The same you just spoke of. I am just answering them and taking credit for me that I have attempted to answer them all. Gives me practice is my take on it!!Even the Yanks are having an off day losling 10-5!! We can't have perfect every day right.


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