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April 24

Saturday, April 24, 2010

32 more days until I'm back HOME in the USA unless things are not going well back in New Hampshire and I have to leave sooner. Let's hope I can get answers soon.

Today I got back to exercising after not doing any for a few days. It's not that I didn't do any, because I do count heavy house work as exercise, like floor mopping and vacuuming be4cause I have to get down on the floor and scrub and push the vacuum into the floor to suck up the dirt. I did my walking with Leslie, a bootcamp video and about 30 minutes worth of floor and dumbbell exercises. Nothing is working so it doesn't matter anyway except for staying somewhat in shape.

Today's SparkPeople 2010 Daily Desk Calendar note says:
These are the last days of TV Turnoff Week. Here's one more reason to keep the tube off: 90% of food commercials aired during Saturday morning shows for kids advertise junk food, according to the ADA.
I/We didn't keep the tv off. The TV is usually only on in the evenings between 7-11PM.

  
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HJFOGARTY 4/24/2010 5:04PM

    you are doing great so don't get discouraged at all - hope all is well and even tho I would love to see you sooner I hope you don't have to make that kind of a trip. enjoy your day and stay strong! you are such motivation!

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Pace around

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Today's SparkPeople Daily Desk calendar note
Pace around. When on the phone, get up and move around your home or office instead of sittin gstill. Talk about multitasking!
I do this while talking on the phone, I pace around the house.

  
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VALI_T 4/20/2010 5:39PM

    I've done this for a long time just because I hate to sit still. Now I'm finding out that it's actually a very good habit to have so emoticon for me. emoticon

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HJFOGARTY 4/20/2010 4:37PM

    good tip - hope you are having a great day!

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THATGIRL07 4/20/2010 1:49PM

    Thanks for the reminder.... no matter where or what to keep on 'movin!!!!!

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TV Turn Off Week begins today!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Today's SparkPeople 2010 Daily Desk Calendar Note (that I DO have permission to post here)
TV Turn-Off Week begins today. Try it!

"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand"

Emily Kinmbrough

The past couple days haven't gone so well. Saturday DH left on his business trip but I was able to get the upstairs vacuumed but used the ShopVac. Cleaned up the cat's "room" and my exercise room, the hallway and 1/2 the stairs. Then the yucky feeling started. Woke up Sunday and felt miserable, sneezing, runny nose, stuffed up, head & face hurt. I thought is was the flu or a miserable sinus infection so instead of saving that whole chicken for crockpot sitcky chicken I made chicken stock/broth and had soup. I took a Benadryl tablet and went to bed.
Today is better but the nose is still stuffy and a little achy. I'm not giving in today, I gotta push forward and clean and get in some exercise time. Only managed 10 minutes on the treadmill yesterday. If I don't keep going, I will stop altogether and not start again and I do NOT want that at all. So today after I make Banana bread muffins it's off to resume cleaning.

37 more days until I'm HOME in the USA!

  
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MRE1956 4/26/2010 7:53AM

    Robin, I gotta say that DIANNEYME's got a heckuva point there.....

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Hope you feel better ASAP - and great to have you back on our shores!

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ROWINGPRINCESS 4/22/2010 7:44AM

    Sorry that you are not feeling the best. About TV, we still don't have one. Got bored with TV so we decided to try out not having one for a while. I've been listening to the radio station from back home while doing things in the house. Must say I've really enjoyed it.

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EGRAMMY 4/19/2010 3:13PM

    Hope you get to do all you want. emoticon

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DIANNEYME 4/19/2010 10:19AM

    Hope you feel better, Robin...

TV Turn-off week -- hoping that doesn't include the Yankees on Yahoo??

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SIANAN74 4/19/2010 8:10AM

    So are you going to turn the TV off for a week?

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COLEENCOLE 4/19/2010 7:56AM

    Thanks for stopping by my page. I hope you feel better soon. I know what you mean about not doing the w/o and then having trouble getting back on track.

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My Spark life.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

How long have you been a SparkPerson? Since July 15, 2008

How did you hear about SparkPeople? I got an e-mail from MyPoints

What does your username mean? My initials and zip code (I might change that now though)

How many teams do you belong to? 12 plus a private family team. That is the right amount for me to be able to be active in my teams.

Have you ever had a team get together? I sure have! they are LOTS of fun

How many Spark Friends do you have? 77 - I don't see the point of having 100's, I like to KNOW my friends.

Have you ever met any Spark friends in person? Yes I have!

Do you use any of the Spark exercise videos? All the time!

Do you use the Spark fitness plan or do you do your own routine? A little of both.

Do you follow the Spark meal plan? Sometimes but I'm a diabetic so I have to be careful

Do you have a Favourite Spark People recipe? Mexican Crockpot chicken & Sticky Chicken YUMMMM!

Do you have The Spark book and have you read it? I have 2 hard copies and 1 on my iPod. I haven't read the hard copy book yet as it is waiting for me at my daughters house in the USA

Have you ever bought anything from the Spark store? I sure have and I really like the Spark products.

How many people have you gotten to join the Spark family? 20, but not all of them used my name as a reference.

Do you have any family members on Spark People? Yes, my daughter and niece.

What's your favorite SparkPeople area? (team boards, General message boards, articles, etc) The teams are important to me.

Are you a SparkPeople addict? You bet!

How much time to you get to spend on the site each day/week? Probably 4 hours but I always have a browser window open to my start page just in case.....

How many Spark points to you average each day? I try for at least 100 but on weekends only get around 80

Have you ever GOOGLED your username? Try it! YES I did and every single thing I have done shows up. I might set my page to friends only.

Copy and paste this to your blog and put in your answers.

  
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EGRAMMY 4/18/2010 5:10PM

    Swell idea. Thanks

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AMYRWATSON 4/18/2010 10:11AM

    Cool idea this is something that I will need to try. Have a nice day.

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SIANAN74 4/18/2010 9:43AM

    Wow!

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PAM1864 4/18/2010 9:10AM

    That's great way to know each other. I will do it. I haven't met any sparkies in saudi. May be in India I would. I too got my spark book with my son I will read it when I go back.

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Make yourself a priority

Friday, April 16, 2010

This is today's SparkPeople 2010 Daily Desk Calendar note for April 16.

Make yourself a priority. Are you always doing for others but neglecting yourself? Your goals are important and you deserve to take time for yourself each day to achieve them. Give yourself the attention and love that you need!

I do this every day. It's just me & DH now, no kids and I don't work so I have 8 hours each day to myself to pamper and exercise and that is just what I do.

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On the happy side, I got my plane ticket on Thursday, woo hoo! I can't wait to get home to New Hampshire for 4 1/2 months of vacation. 40 days/6 weeks and counting

  
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EGRAMMY 4/16/2010 4:10PM

    Great theme. Thanks

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