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A great visit AND weight loss!

Friday, July 08, 2011


Hi Sparkers! My sister extended her stay plus I had to play catch-up when I returned to work (I won't bore you with THOSE work details LOL).
During the course of the 2 weeks, there was lots of activities; we went out dancing at a favorite night spot to a live band (my son is a good friend of the drummer), so that was a workout in and of itself (and FUN!). I drank club soda with a twist of lime as a healthier alternative. A few days later, we went to downtown Norfolk and walked around for at least 4 hours after going to the movies (Bridemaids---raunchy but hilarious!) We got a diet soda and one candy bar for a snack (I took one bite of the Butterfinger and that was it---blechhh! I just don't have the desire to eat that stuff anymore---good thing huh!). We did lots of swimming almost every day. Our next door neighbors are very kind and let us use their pool (we did early morning swimming before the extreme heat of the day surfaced as we are both fair and burn easily). On the days we chilled here at home, we only watched TV for 2 hours here and there. When we wanted to get in some exercise, we took turns downloading a favorite tune and we would dance around like a couple of teenagers at the school dance LOL! For an alternative treat for us, instead of binging on junk foods, we bought (at the local Dollar Store) some curlers, face mask, and nail polish and created our own at-home beauty spa! How relaxing-----and now we have glowing skin heh heh heh! Last Sunday, the 3 of us (my son included) went to Water Country USA in Williamsburg and boy talk about FUN! And exercise! We were literally there from open to close (10AM-8PM) and cut loose like children let out for recess! We never dreamed that we would be climbing height-defying stairs and going down huge water slides! Of course we rested here and there (because we're getting "younger" LOL!) We burned off the huge breakfast we had before going (ok, I confess---we had one slip-up; we indulged ourselves at the Golden Corral for a breakfast buffet, but that is a very rare occurrence, but dang! we enjoyed it!). My sister's last day was last Wednesday. Being that we had to drop her off at the Amtrak train station in Newport News, we decided to go for one last harrah and spend time in Colonial Williamsburg which is just above Newport News. Nothing maniacal, just walking around taking in the beauty of the area, especially the outlet stores and the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg is about 39 miles north of Norfolk). All in all, I still feel energized and refreshed to have spent quality time with my sister (her name is Charlene). And losing 6 pounds and having my clothes feeling looser is an extra bonus! Before the summer's end, she and my nephew will be visiting a few more times being that we all purchased season passes to Water Country!! We're kids at heart, what more can I say!

  
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DDOORN 7/11/2011 10:33AM

    It's such a wonderful time catching up with sibs and really connecting! My 3 younger sisters are scattered throughout the country (CA, Alaska, & Mich.) and here I am in NY...! Meet ups are WAY too rare!

Don

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CAMELA_55 7/9/2011 10:28AM

    Precious memories! Glad you had such a great time!

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LESSOFMOORE 7/8/2011 9:42PM

    Chris, I am so happy that you had such a wonderful time with your sister! And way to go on the weight loss! emoticon

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Ooookay! It is ON!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011



I just received an email and got an invite to my high school 40 year reunion (I was 7 when I graduated heh heh heh) Uh, ok, 7 and a 1/2 :D . Starting today, I'm upping my workouts and eating habits! Just had a bowl of sugar-free oatmeal with a fresh sliced peach. I'm going to the gym later today, but in the meantime, I am taking a nice long walk. The date of the reunion is October 8th, so that gives me 4 and 1/2 months. On my mark---get set----GO! Let the workouts begin!

  
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OAKLEYAJ 6/28/2011 7:17AM

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LESSOFMOORE 6/15/2011 9:24PM

    Chris, you child prodigy emoticon

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TIAD21 6/15/2011 9:05PM

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SOONASKINNYGIRL 6/15/2011 6:28PM

    Wow, you don't look old enough to have graduated 40 years ago!! You must've been 7! ;) Glad you have extra motivation and I know you can do it, have fun! emoticon emoticon

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SPICEMWE 6/15/2011 2:53PM

    Hehe! I love the Rocky picture! You can do it!!

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DDOORN 6/15/2011 1:26PM

    Great motivator! My 40th won't be for another 3 years...LOTS of time to get ripped, eh...? :-)

Don

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My sister will be arriving Friday for a visit

Monday, June 13, 2011

I will have my 2-week vacation time starting tomorrow---YAY! It's been almost a year since we've seen each other & we're looking forward to it. You think we're gonna spend time in front of the TV and/or computer? WRONG! We will be at the beach, pool, and downtown (Norfolk) walking around. She works out, too and I can't wait to see how fit she is emoticon
I will keep everyone posted. To be continued................

  
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TEDDYBEAR662 6/14/2011 4:52PM

    Have a great time with your sister! emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 6/13/2011 9:27PM

    Sounds like a great time! Have fun!

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BARCLE 6/13/2011 2:20PM

    emoticon Have a fantastic time - I'm sure you will. Enjoy some of that sunshine for me too - it's winter in New Zealand so sunshine is becoming a rarity.

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DDOORN 6/13/2011 1:17PM

    Have a WONDERFUL TIME!! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Don

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Follow-up to yesterday's blog--here's the pics!

Monday, June 06, 2011

They are looking good! In fact, we had some squash last night and there is no denying the freshness.

  
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OAKLEYAJ 6/14/2011 7:07AM

    emoticon looking garden.

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BARCLE 6/6/2011 5:35PM

    Oh wow, that looks soooo soooo good! It's winter in New Zealand so quite a while to wait for my garden to look so good. Please enjoy some of your fresh veggies and goodies for me too emoticon emoticon

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TIAD21 6/6/2011 5:09PM

    Your garden looks fantastic!!

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TEDDYBEAR662 6/6/2011 11:49AM

    Way a head of me too! Looks great! Enjoy!!! emoticon

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DDOORN 6/6/2011 10:31AM

    Ooh! You are WAY ahead of me...jealous! :-)

Don

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GLASSYJEN 6/6/2011 10:16AM

  This is so awesome....I love to garden and we have around an acre for a garden. Do you have ever get those bugs on your squash plants?

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My husband's Garden of veggies

Sunday, June 05, 2011

This year, along with the usual tomato and cucumber plants, he also planted summer squash, zucchini, and green snap beans. I was going to get a pic to post but it is cloudy and overcast and it would come out too dark, so I will post it tomorrow. I can't wait to have fresh produce!

  
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TEDDYBEAR662 6/6/2011 11:48AM

    I love doing a garden too! I LOVE my zucchini! Enjoy and can't wait to see pictures!!!
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DDOORN 6/6/2011 8:58AM

    We had good luck with cucumbers, zucchini and summer squash last year...going to try those again. WISH we could grow tomatoes, red peppers & broccoli, my favorites, but the deer head right for them and snip them off. Might try to grow them in buckets closer to the house.

Don

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SWEETLIPS 6/5/2011 10:46PM

    I have planted a tomato, pepper, garden along with egg plant, cucumber, squash, watermelon and cantaloupe. I am so excited. The deer ate the marigolds, but haven't touched anything else.

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LESSOFMOORE 6/5/2011 8:17PM

    Sounds yummy, healthy and money-saving!

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TIAD21 6/5/2011 6:52PM

    That's great! I am hoping to get into the garden to do some week next week. Our weather has just been so rainy. I hope your garden comes in with lots of veggies!!!

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NMAMUSIC 6/5/2011 1:49PM

    That sounds like an awesome way to eat healthier!

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