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My Danish Heritage

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Hi Spark friends! I know it's been a while, but I've been in Denmark for a while (with my sister and first cousin also) to not only see the sights, but to also visit 3 of my dad's living cousins and their families. I didn't have much access to any computer. It was great meeting everyone for the first time! And not only did we do a lot of walking around but we ate more healthy such as fresh meats and produce. Well.....okay, maybe some decadent Danish pastries and desserts here and there and truth be told.....yum! But I still managed to lose 10 pounds while over there.
Here are some of very many pictures I took:

These are some of the 270 plus pictures I took! Denmark is broken up into islands off the mainland of the Jutland Peninsula; we stayed at the summer home of a family member on Zealand Island a few blocks from the North Sea in a town called Liseleje and also stayed in Roskilde near the Roskilde Fjord. Then a few days before returning, we visited the City of Copenhagen. Fun, fun, fun!! Oh! before I forget! Besides walking, driving, and the public transit, one of the main modes of transits among the Danes is cycling! There are specific bike paths that are between the sidewalks and roadways. We didn't get the chance to rent bikes this go-round, but next time we visit, that will be the first on my list!

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DDOORN 12/10/2013 1:35PM

    Oooh! JEALOUS! :-)

My son is heading to Denmark in January and can't wait to see it. Of course he and I have been talking a LOT about how cyclo-centric Denmark is. Someday I'd love to do both Denmark and Netherlands for that reason! :-)

Kudos to having such a special time AND dropping some pounds too!

Don grandmother immigrated from Denmark so there's heritage there for me as well as Netherlands, Czechoslovakia and Ireland...European melting pot that I!

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BRENDY_28 12/10/2013 6:30AM

    Wow, your picture looks great! And you truly look like you're having so much fun! Enjoy!

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LIVELYGIRL2 12/8/2013 4:29PM

  I really enjoyed reading this and seeing you.

What a wonderful trip.

Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 12/7/2013 9:47PM

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A_SIZE6 12/7/2013 1:00PM

    Glad you got to see some of your heritage . In 1996 I got to go to Munich Germany and Belarus. I have part German on both sides of my family and some Russian. seeing part of my heritage was awesome

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JUNEAU2010 12/7/2013 12:33PM

    I would dearly love to do that! I'm a little bit of everything, but mostly Norwegian. Thanks for sharing pictures!

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MCCC75 12/7/2013 12:18PM

    Thanks so much for the pictures! I have never been there but my very best friend was Danish. She moved to the US in her early twenties so lived a long time here in the US. I loved her dearly. I miss her very much as she passed away a couple of years ago. She always trimmed her Christmas Tree with little Danish flags and spoke Danish all the time. Her mother still lives in Denmark and I felt I was a little Danish for all the stories she told me over the years. She was a wonderful person and loved her heritage.

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PROUDNM1987 12/7/2013 12:16PM

    How exciting and it looks beautiful there!! Welcome back!

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Our Summer of 2013 in New England

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hello Spark friends! It's been quite a while since I've posted any blogs. My husband and I took time off to do some traveling up in the New England states and to visit family during the course of the summer. For the most part, we did a lot of camping and hiking, just enjoying the beautiful scenery of the outdoors! We went full circle starting in Vermont, then going to New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York state. Here are some pictures I got:

My husband swimming (Vermont)

Quechee Gorge Village, Vermont

Up on a high bridge viewing the gorge

We took a 30-minute hike to view it up close---breath-taking!

Vermont is known as the Green Mountain State and we saw why!

This is a few of many pictures I've taken. By the way, at the start of the summer, I weighed in at *blush* 168 and with all the walking around, hiking up and down hills, rugged trails, setting up camp, etc, I currently weigh 148! I have to start getting some new fall/winter clothes LOL!

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TEDDYBEAR662 10/3/2013 8:50AM

    Awesome Chris!!! Have fun shopping for new clothes! I hope you had lots of fun!! New Hampshire is where I'm at!! I love this state! I'm glad you got to experience it's beauty! Great pictures!!

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LESSOFMOORE 9/30/2013 7:34PM

    Chris, thanks for sharing some of your summer! emoticon on the weight loss!
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NOCALORIES 9/30/2013 6:16PM

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful blog. Congratulations on the 20 pound loss. Enjoy the fall and winter with your new body. Keep visiting On the Rock with your beautiful pictures.

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DDOORN 9/30/2013 4:07PM

    Such an AWESOME summer for you! Way to SPARK! :-)


PS, thx for stopping by my blog!

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I'm taking a risk of sounding repetitive

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 goes......THANK YOU everyone for your support! emoticon emoticon emoticon
During my busy time I can honestly say that I stayed pretty much on track (with the exception of 3 mozzarella sticks emoticon ). When management brought in food, fortunately there was fresh fruit and veggies to choose from---that is a life-saver emoticon Then again, I think most everyone is health-conscience and I'm glad to see that.
Luv ya!

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DDOORN 2/3/2013 5:00PM

    I see you are Keepin' the SPARK! WTG! :-)


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EASTENDCLAM 2/3/2013 5:34AM

    Good job by management for providing choices.

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BARCLE 1/30/2013 5:53PM

    emoticon keep up the great work emoticon

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SAMMI4444 1/30/2013 9:49AM

    Great job on staying on track! It's so easy to cheat. Keep it up!

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My husband--my HERO

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Well, here it is---Thursday and Friday the supervisors will be here for auditing, evaluations, and (Friday) for an 8-hour training program for updates on procedures. In the meantime, my husband has been my rock and support. Not just emotionally, but nutritionally too. He has been making my breakfasts and lunches which include oatmeal, poached eggs, multi-grain bread toasted, and coffee (truthfully, still gotta have that, just not as much half & half). Lunches he makes would include lean meats (turkey and roast beef the favorites), mustard, not mayo, fresh fruits, plain almonds, and I bring my water bottle as each stop has a water machine.
Today's Tuesday, I have OFF---YAY! I'm gonna be making home-made veggie soup for dinner. The temps dropped and that would be perfect. Besides, that would be a nice reward to my hubby as that is his one of HIS favs too emoticon

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EASTENDCLAM 1/30/2013 5:55PM

    Good for him! My wife has been very busy this week and next will be worse. I've made some dinners (I like messing around in the kitchen but unless it's the weekend she chases me out) but she doesn't eat right during the day.

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BARCLE 1/26/2013 3:49PM

    That is wonderful and so supportive emoticon - what a lovely hubby emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 1/24/2013 12:06PM

    Lucky you! Hope the soup turned out great for both of you! What a help it is to have someone cooking and preparing lunches during busy times!

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DDOORN 1/23/2013 10:13AM

    What a partner for health and LIFE! :-)

Cheers to the veggie soup, too...doing a lot of that up here also, experimenting with various ingredients & spices...yum!


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LESSOFMOORE 1/22/2013 9:39PM

    Yes, he's a hero! emoticon

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TEDDYBEAR662 1/22/2013 7:59PM

    Aaaahhhhh, what a great hubby! Hope he enjoyed his soup! Glad you have each other!!!

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SOFEDUPP 1/22/2013 6:24PM

    Lucky you!! Sounds like a great guy!!!

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MJ7DM33 1/22/2013 4:43PM

  I agree with BEEJAY49!

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BARBARASDIET 1/22/2013 3:38PM

    You are very luckY!

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BEEJAY49 1/22/2013 9:43AM

    You are truly blessed! :) HUGS!

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Busy busy busy!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My regional supervisor and head of human resources will be here next week and I'm scrambling to meet deadlines with reports, schedules, etc (out of breath reading this yet?). There is one thing that I'm doing when I order for our luncheons----play it smart. Fortunately there is a Subway that is less than 5 miles away. That is a healthier choice than, say, getting pizza, fast-food, you get the idea. Also, on one of those days (a week from today), I will be on the road with my supervisor to visit another of our locations and Apple Bee's is 1/4 mile from there. I went not too long ago and they have a very good selection of entrees endorsed by Weight Watchers and the under 550 calories category.
Okay, break-time's over-----now to finish my report and fax it...........

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BARCLE 1/19/2013 2:29PM

    I love subway!! You've got some really good plans and strategies in place emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 1/17/2013 9:32PM

    Great plans, Chris!

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NOSNACKER-57 1/17/2013 7:16PM

    Sounds like a plan...I know I love having the tilipa at apple bee's when i do go..Hope the stress level goes down soon for you...

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DDOORN 1/17/2013 11:09AM

    Subway's a great option. My other quickie fast food fav is Wendy's large Chili. Beyond that? I just don't "do" fast food! :-)


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HPSANDDOLLAR 1/17/2013 9:48AM

  Great planning.

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